The Pop Group


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Y is the highly influential and innovative debut album by The Pop Group, released in 1979. In the same year The Pop Group released their single She is Beyond Good & Evil / 3:38.

The band went on to release 2 further singles, We Are All Prostitutes and Where There Is A Will (Split single with the Slits) and 1 further studio album For How Much Do We Tolerate Mass Murder, before splitting up in 1981.

Frontman, Mark Stewart embarked on a solo career releasing his pioneering album Learning To Live Cope Cowardice in 1983. Gareth Sager and Bruce Smith went on to form Rip Rig & Panic alongside Neneh Cherry.

The Pop Group reformed in 2010 to tour and have since released 2 new studio albums.

The Pop Group’s Y regularly appears in ‘Greatest Album’ lists - such as Pitchfork’s Greatest Albums of the 70’s where it is listed at #35, The Wire’s 100 Most Important Records Ever Made and Uncut Magazine’s 100 Greatest Debut Albums.


Laura says: "She Is Beyond Good And Evil" was my first introduction to the Pop Group in the late 80s at indie night The Wilde Club. On the strength of that track I bought this LP and played it to death and it remains one of my favourite albums. Now remastered it also includes a 12” of the track that made me fall for them them in the first place. Totally uncompromising post-punk genius!


Vinyl Tracklist
A1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
A2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
A3 Blood Money (Remastered)
A4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
A5 We Are Time (Remastered)
B1 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
B2 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
B3 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
B4 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)

A1 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
B1 3:38 (Remastered)

CD Tracklist
1 Thief Of Fire (Remastered)
2 Snowgirl (Remastered)
3 Blood Money (Remastered)
4 Savage Sea (Remastered)
5 We Are Time (Remastered)
6 Words Disobey Me (Remastered)
7 Don't Call Me Pain (Remastered)
8 Boys From Brazil (Remastered)
9 Don't Sell Your Dreams (Remastered)
10 She Is Beyond Good And Evil (Remastered)
11 3:38 (Remastered) 

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