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Black Grape

It's Great When You're Straight (2016 reissue)


2cd + dvd

Released: 4th Nov 2016



Released: 4th Nov 2016


A timely reissue of a surreal, funky, profane, and perversely joyous album, overflowing with casual eclecticism and giddy humour.

Working with a band looser and grittier than the Mondays, Shaun Ryder sounded reinvigorated, creating bizarre rhymes that tied together junk culture, drug lingo, literary references, and utter nonsense. Even better, the music had deep grooves and catchy pop hooks that came straight out of left field. ‘It's Great…’ is filled with music that goes in unconventional directions without ever sounding forced.

*** The cd version contains a bonus disc of live tracks from the Brixton Academy gig in 1996 and B-Sides with remixes from the artists such as Goldie. Also featured is a bonus DVD with official music videos and iconic performances on ‘Jools Holland’ and ‘Top Of The Pops’ ***

It's Great When You're Straight (2016 reissue)


cd 1 / lp

  1. Reverend Black Grape
  2. In The Name Of The Father
  3. Tramazi Party
  4. Kelly’s Heroes
  5. Yeah Yeah Brother
  6. A Big Day In The North
  7. Shake Well Before Opening
  8. Submarine
  9. Shake Your Money
  10. Little Bob

cd 2

  1. Tramazi Parti (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  2. Shake Well Before Opening (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  3. Little Bob (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  4. Kelly’s Heroes (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  5. Shake Your Money (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  6. A Big Day In The North (Live – Brixton Academy 1996)
  7. England’s Irie
  8. Yeah Yeah Brother (Outlaw Josie Wales Mix)
  9. Kelly’s Heroes (Milky Bar Kid Mix)
  10. Fat Neck (Beat The Fuck Down Mix by Goldie)
  11. Reverend Black Grape (The Crystal Method Edit)
  12. Pretty Vacant (Live)
  13. In The Name Of The Father (Choppers Mix)
  14. Yeah Yeah Brother (Clockwork Orange Mix)
  15. Reverend Black Grape (Dark Side Mix)
  16. England’s Irie (Pass The Durazac)
  17. Land Of 1000 Karma Sutra Babes
  18. DVD Reverend Black Grape (Top Of The Pops 1995)
  19. Tramazi Party (Jools Holland 1995)
  20. In The Name Of The Father (Jools Holland 1995)
  21. Reverend Black Grape (Jools Holland 1995)
  22. Fat Neck (Top Of The Pops 1996)
  23. England’s Irie (Top Of The Pops 1996)
  24. Reverend Black Grape (Official Video)
  25. In The Name Of The Father (Official Video)
  26. 2X Handy Hints from Bez