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D-Sides, an assortment of B-sides from Gorillaz’ multi-platinum second album Demon Days, early demos and previously unreleased tracks compiled together for the first time.
D-Sides highlights include “Hong Kong,” the lush and lovely track recorded by Gorillaz for Warchild and the surprise hit of last year’s Demon Days Live show (given an exclusive refit here with added strings), the dubbed-out collaboration with The Bees, “Bill Murray,” and the apocalyptic scum-pop of “We Are Happy Landfill.” “Stop The Dams” is another collaboration, this time with the Sugarcubes’ Einar Orn, protesting against dam building in Iceland’s wilderness. Demos “People” (which later became Demon Days single “DARE”) and “Don’t Get Lost in Heaven” give a sneak peek into the band’s creative process, while the Mandarin version of “Dirty Harry” provides an insight into how Gorillaz might sound if they’d been born east of the Yangtze instead of deep in the wilds of Essex, while D-Sides’ bonus CD of remixes includes reworkings by DFA, Junior Sanchez and Hot Chip.
1. 68 State
4. We Are Happy Landfill
5. Hong Kong
6. Highway (Under Construction)
8. Bill Murray (featuring The Bees)
9. The Swagga
10. Murdoc Is God
11. Spitting Out the Demons
12. Don't Get Lost In Heaven (original demo version)
13. Stop the Dams (featuring Ghostigital)