The 32 tracks on the first two discs are presented in chronological order beginning with 1972's "Donna" and ending with 1992's “Women in Love” and “Welcome to Paradise" (the only two tracks released after 1983). Whether it be the Phil Spector-type wall of sound style of “I’m Not in Love,” where their voices are overdubbed into a virtual choir, the reggae of “Dreadlock Holiday,” or the quirky rock sound of “Rubber Bullets,” or the pop leanings of “The Things We Do for Love,” it is never boring.
The third disc is reserved for album tracks. The 18 songs cover their six studio albums released in 1973-1978. The drug pusher song “Flying Junk," the brutal religious commentary of “The Second Sitting for the Last Supper,” and love’s failings dealt with in “Don’t Hang Up” are all highlights.
The fourth disc is labeled B-sides and rarities. It is a hit-and-miss disc, as many songs consigned to the B-sides of singles were done so for a reason. “Channel Swimmer” is more accessible than many of their A-side material, but a track like “Don’t Squeeze Me Like Toothpaste” sums up their eclectic nature. The only two previously unreleased tracks, “People in Love (The Voodoo Boogie)” and “The Recording of Dean and I” are more interesting than essential.
The DVD contained a number of music videos and television appearances, so if you are a hardcore 10cc fan, then buyer beware.
10cc has always been a fascinating band worth exploring. Tenology is an excellent introduction to the classic period of an oft-overlooked band.