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House Of Love

She Paints Words In Red

    The House Of Love were one of the most critically acclaimed Indie Rock bands of the late 80s/early 1990s.

    Their eponymous Creation Records debut album was cited as one of the best albums of 1988 (November 2012’s 3-CD deluxe edition has enjoyed rave reviews and impressive sales).

    She Paints Words In Red is a brand new studio album by the band, still fronted by the band’s singer/songwriter/guitarist Guy Chadwick with lead guitarist Terry Bickers, drummer Pete Evans and bassist Matt Jury.


    1. A Baby Got Back On Its Feet
    2. Hemingway
    3. She Paints Words In Red
    4. PKR
    5. Lost In The Blues
    6. Low Black Clouds
    7. Money Man
    8. Trouble In Mind
    9. Never Again
    10. Sunshine Out Of The Rain
    11. Holy River
    12. Eye Dream

    The Fall

    Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

      The Fall were an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band existed until 2018 and was essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music went through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

      The band is noted for its prolific output and released over 25 studio albums (more than triple that counting live albums and other releases). They never achieved widespread public success beyond a handful of minor hit singles in the late 1980s, but maintained a strong cult following. The band were long associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "They are always different; they are always the same."

      Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the band’s last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly's ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.

      The double LP version - The first time on colour vinyl (previously only released on Picture Disc) - of the 2001 album comes in glorious purple/grey vinyl with the original album taking up Disc One, while Disc Two features the bonus tracks from the 2006 version. As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.

      The 4CD version - This re-issue of the 2001 album comes with three bonus discs, live sets recorded at The Knitting Factory, The Garage and the ATP Festival. As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce. 

      This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”


      SIDE ONE
      1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
      3. CROP DUST
      5. KICK THE CAN
      SIDE TWO
      1. IBIS-AFRO MAN
      2. THE ACUTE
      3. HOLLOW MIND
      1. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
      COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
      BONUS TRACK (2006)

      DISC 1:

      1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
      3. CROP DUST
      5. KICK THE CAN
      7. IBIS-AFRO MAN
      8. THE ACUTE
      9. HOLLOW MIND
      11. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)

      DISC 2:
      LA, 14th NOVEMBER 2001
      1. THE JOKE
      3. AND THEREIN
      5. CROPDUST
      8. JIM'S THE FALL
      9. ANTIDOTES

      DISC 3:
      LONDON, 20th APRIL 2002
      3. AND THEREIN
      4. ANTIDOTES
      10. WAY ROUND

      DISC 4:
      28th APRIL 2002
      2. 2 LIBRANS
      3. THE JOKE
      4. AND THEREIN
      11. WAY ROUND 


      Four From Toyah (40th Anniversary) (RSD21 EDITION)



        Cherry Red Records is delighted announce the newly remastered release celebrating Toyahís 1981 chart hit EP Four From Toyah as a special expanded coloured vinyl mini-album exclusively for Record Store Day 2021. ï Produced by Nick Tauber and introducing a new band line-up the EP was led by the song It's A Mystery which became a hit and entered the top 40 UK singles chart, rising to no.4 in February 1981 and earning a silver certification from the BPI in March 1981.

        It's A Mystery became one of Toyah's signature songs and is still performed to this day. This expanded release presents all four tracks from the original 7" EP on side one of the vinyl - remastered from the original master-tapes for the first time ever.

        Side Two includes the four original demo/incarnations of the songs which all started life in previous recording sessions, and again are remastered from the original mastertapes for the first time ever.

        It's A Mystery began life as a song by the late 70s experimental synthesiser group Blood Donor with guest vocals by Toyah. Two other demos (Jack & Jill and The Merchant & The Nubile were recorded at Park Gates Studios in Battle, Sussex by the Blue Meaning band line-up, the location where they also recorded The Blue Meaning album. The never before released demo of Angels & Demons was recorded in late 1980 at Eel Pie Studios, Eel Pie Island.

        The release carries stunning new artwork including previously unseen shots from the classic photography for Four From Toyah which saw Toyah in four different striking and meticulous looks representing all four songs. Strictly limited edition jungle green coloured vinyl echoing Toyah's make-up from the front sleeve shot. Brand new inner bag features rare and unseen imagery of Toyah. Official lyrics for the four songs (EP version) are also included.

        Various Artists

        Shake The Foundations - Militant Funk & The Post-Punk Dancefloor 1978-1984

          In the wake of punk’s seismic and well recounted impact on the UK music scene, countless hitherto unavailable influences suddenly became available and de rigueur for the nation’s would-be pop stars. Enabled by a new kind of record shop that began to appear across the country in Rough Trade’s image, and encouraged by an absolute disregard for ‘the rules’, interested young people were quickly exposed to a broad spectrum of music from beyond the realm of three chord rock ‘n roll. Nowhere was the outcome more notable than on the dancefloors of the day.

          ‘Shake The Foundations’ captures that after dark revolution, showcasing an era when disco, dub, electronica, funk and - whisper it - pop sensibilities - began to flood into the alternative, post-punk landscape. Running parallel with Ze Records and the no-wave movement in the US, clubs such as Marc Almond’s Digital Disco and legendary nights at The Garage in Nottingham, The State in Liverpool, the Blue Note in Derby and across London at nights like the Batcave became fast moving, democratic melting pots.

          Across 3CDs, Bill Brewster selects highlights from his own extensive DJing career, each disc individually curated. As he himself puts it, “The important thing was not to impress James Brown, emulate the Fatback Band or wear Kraftwerk’s game-face. The point was to have a go. ‘Shake The Foundations’ is not a comprehensive look at post-punk, so much as a shakily hand-drawn map of a particular area. It’s what happened when the post-punk fallout collided with the dancefloor, and forty years later we’re still feeling its effects”.


          Disc 1
          1. GUESS WHO? – A Certain Ratio
          2. COUP - 23 Skidoo
          3. 100 EVIL SMOKESTACKING BABY – Haircut 100
          4. THIS FEAR OF GODS – Simple Minds
          5. LOVE 30 - The Stranglers
          6. BORN EVERY MINUTE – The Passage
          7. SARAVA - Blue Rondo A La Turk
          8. SERBIAN VILLAGE – Medium Medium
          9. PUSH OUT THE BOAT – The Higsons
          10.POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS – John Cooper Clarke
          11.SKIN DEEP – The Passions
          12.INVADERS OF THE HEART (MIX ONE) –Jah Wobble
          13.CAN YOU MOVE – Modern Romance
          14.SLANG TEACHER – Wide Boy Awake
          15.HYPNOTISED - C Cat Trance
          16.STRETCH - Maximum Joy

          Disc 2
          1. LIONS - Tones On Tail
          2. TRUST IS A MUST – Ian Dury
          3. WHAT DANCE IS THIS? – Perfect Zebras
          4. FAITH & HOPE & CHARITY – The Fun Boy Three
          5. DREAM GAMES - Shock
          6. RUSHA – Jesse Rae
          7. DON’T - Thomas Leer
          8. BIG MAN RESTLESS – Kissing The Pink
          9. BLUE FOR YOU - Paul Haig
          10.FREQUENCY 7 - Visage
          11.BANG EM RIGHT - Six Sed Red
          12.TINGLE - Quando Quango
          13.CCCAN’T YOU SEE – Vicious Pink
          14.MOVE ON – Fashiøn
          15.SET FIGHTER - Wide Boy Awake

          Disc 3
          1. WHEN ARE WE? (NOW WE ARE) – Surface Mutants
          2. WHY ARE WE IN LOVE – Furniture
          3. ROB A BANK – The Pop Group
          4. GET IT RIGHT – Animal Magic
          5. BLACK LEATHER – Nightmares In Wax
          6. OBEDIENCE - Normil Hawaiians
          7. ASBESTOS LEAD ASBESTOS – The 012
          8. KEEP BEAT – Vee VV
          9. LIVING WILD – Mataya Clifford
          10.SO MANY WAYS – Electric Chairs
          11.DREAMS ARE BETTER – London Underground
          12.ARTY-FACT – Group Therapy
          13.WE ARE ALL ANIMALS – The Diagram Brothers
          14.QUIT THE BODY – The Chicken Granny
          15.BED BOUND SAGA – Machine Gunn Hogg And Co
          16.HOGGS MIGHT FLY - Playgroup
          17.SHAKE (THE FOUNDATIONS) – Glaxo Babies
          18.DISCO PURGE – Family Fodder

          Mercury Rev

          Hello Blackbird (A Soundtrack By...)

            Debut on vinyl LP for Mercury Rev’s 2006 soundtrack album, HELLO BLACKBIRD. At the time, V2 planned to release this on vinyl but the project never got beyond test pressings.

            Strictly limited edition of 1,000 copies on marbled blue vinyl, with a printed inner sleeve.

            Musically, HELLO BLACKBIRD allowed Mercury Rev to further expand the sonic soundscapes they were exploring with The Secret Migration, with classical and ambient styles (‘The Last Of The White Birds’ reinterpreted Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in Bb minor, Opus 35 (Marche Funebre)’).

            The album was recorded at Six Hour Studios in Kingston, New York, in mid-2004 and the music was intended as the soundtrack for the 2005 feature film Bye Bye Blackbird, by French director and photographer Robinson Savary.

            Bye Bye Blackbird was a tragic, compelling love story set in a turn-of-the-century travelling circus, with a stellar cast, including Derek Jacobi and James Thierre.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE ONE
            1. BLACKBIRD’S CALL
            3. WALTZ FOR ALICE
            4. TRIAL BY WIRE
            5. DAYDREAM FOR NINA
            7. THE WHITE BIRDS
            8. JOSEF’S VISION

            SIDE TWO
            3. CINEMA THEME
            5. THE CHIMPY WALTZ
            6. DEMPSEY’S THEME
            7. FANTASIA NO. 1
            8. ROBERT Y ROBERTO
            9. TRAVELING MUSIC
            10. DEPARTED ANGELS
            11. SIMPLY BECAUSE

            Various Artists

            Make More Noise! Women In Independent Music UK 1977-1987

              4CD / 90 track set exploring the work of female artists in the decade following the punk explosion.

              In the wake of punk rock and its boundary breaking, rule bending remoulding of the musical landscape, female artists in particular found themselves able to work, at last, in a more meritocratic environment. Quickly, an industry long dominated by male artists, producers, managers and Svengalis became more accessible than ever before, and countless inspired and inspirational artists poured onto stages and into recording studios throughout the UK. ‘Make More Noise’ charts a path through the cultural shift that followed.

              Featuring ninety of the most remarkable female artists, all-girl bands and female-fronted groups to have recorded in the UK during the decade spanning 1977-1987, irrespective of genre and commercial success, “Make More Noise” proudly explores the breakthrough of countless pioneering women of the era. Of course, hugely successful female pop stars were nothing new in 1977, but this isn’t their story. This is the story of the everyday artist. The jobbing, gigging, working musician. The independent spirt.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              says: Cherry Red excel themselves with this bumper 4CD / 90 (!) track compilation of fierce females from the post-punk era. Littered with favourites from the likes of The Raincoats, Rip, Rig & Panic, the Cocteau’s and Vivien Goldman, this takes me right back to Saturdays behind the counter in Brown Street.

              TRACK LISTING

              DISC ONE
              1. OH BONDAGE UP YOURS! – X-Ray Spex
              2. TURN MY MOTOR ON – Kirsty MacColl
              3. LUCKY NUMBER – Lene Lovich
              4. HIDDEN FROM HISTORY – Bright Girls
              5. DREAM SEQUENCE I – Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
              6. BORED HOUSEWIVES – Androids Of Mu
              7. WHITE MICE - Mo-Dettes
              8. EE-I-ADIO - Hazel O’Connor
              9. VIOLENCE GROWS – Fatal Microbes
              10.OLD TART'S SONG – Poison Girls
              11.PLASTIC FLOWERS - Devil’s Dykes
              12.DIET – Au Pairs
              13.DON'T DICTATE – Penetration
              14.FOOD – The Chefs
              15.KID – Pretenders
              16.TYPICAL GIRLS – The Slits
              17.LOVE AND ROMANCE – Spoilsports
              18.BODY AND SOUL – The Passions
              19.TAKE IT ALL AWAY – Girlschool
              20.YOU DO - April And The Fools
              21.MOTORWAY – Emma Sharpe

              DISC TWO
              1. BIRD IN FLIGHT – Toyah
              2. PUMPING IRON – The Flatbackers
              3. BRUTE FURY – Lora Logic
              4. I HATE BEING IN LOVE – Amy And The Angels
              5. RUDER THAN YOU - The Bodysnatchers
              6. SAETA – Nico
              7. GUILTY DUB – Honey Bane
              8. PRIVATE ARMIES - Vivien Goldman
              9. SMALL TOWN GIRL – Tracey Thorn
              10.SELF DEFENCE – Ova
              11.BEEN TEEN – Dolly Mixture
              12.STUCK - And The Native Hipsters
              13.FAST BOYFRIENDS - Girls At Our Best
              14.AIE A MWANA – Bananarama
              15.YOU'RE MY KIND OF CLIMATE – Rip, Rig & Panic
              16.BLACK AND BLUE – The Selecter
              17.YOUR YOUR LAY LAY – Pragvec
              19.MONEY - The Mockingbirds
              20.NORMAL - The Petticoats
              21.IN THE RUINS OF YOUR BODY – Real Insects
              22.REBEL - Teezers
              23.NEGATIVE CONVERSATION – The Objeks

              DISC THREE 
              1. IT'S A FINE DAY – Jane
              2. SUCH IS LIFE (FT JOHN LACEY) – Cosey Fanni Tutti
              3. WINTER KILLS - Yazoo
              4. I WISH - Pink Industry
              5. NO ONE'S LITTLE GIRL – The Raincoats
              6. THE BOILER - Rhoda With The Special AKA
              7. JIMMY'S GRIN – Margox
              8. SPEAK NO EVIL – Cocteau Twins
              9. NOTHING YOU SAY – Grab Grab The Haddock
              10.THEY DON'T KNOW – Tracey Ullman
              11.WE ARE NINJA - Frank Chickens
              12.IT'S ONLY MONEY – Chantage
              13.DRUM BEAT FOR BABY – Weekend
              14.SHE IS SO – A Craze
              15.A PLACE IN THE SUN – Marine Girls
              16.DEAR MARJE – The Gymslips
              17.CRUSH – The Twinsets
              18.GOVERNMENT POLICY – The Expelled
              19.DYING MAN – The A-Heads
              20.LIVING IN A COFFIN – Lost Cherrees
              21.BLACK SHEEP – Vice Squad
              22.YOUNG TOO YOUNG GIRL – Rhythm And Faith
              23.PALE YELLOW - Two

              DISC FOUR
              1. X X SEX - We’ve Got A Fuzzbox… And We’re Gonna Use It
              2. SON OF A GUN - The Vaselines
              3. GO AWAY - Strawberry Switchblade
              4. DON’T GO AWAY - Talulah Gosh
              5. BURNING OIL - Skeletal Family
              6. BALLAD OF MISS DEMEANOUR – The Flowers
              7. YOU DON’T KNOW - Rote Kapelle
              8. BELLE VUE – Miaow
              9. CRASH (DEMO) – The Primitives
              10.SIGN ON THE LINE – The Fizzbombs
              11.ALL DAY LONG (SLOW VERSION) –
              Shop Assistants
              12.COMIN' HOME BABY – The Delmonas
              13.IF I DIE - Biff Bang Pow!
              14.PROTECTION – Joolz
              15.JUST A CITY - Voice Of The Beehive
              16.SPIN (FLEXI VERSION) – Darling Buds
              17.MANDINKA - Sinéad O’Connor
              18.TOY - The Heart Throbs
              19.THERE'S A GOOD TIME-A-COMIN' –
              Wilderness Children
              20.IT MAKES ME REALISE - Go! Service
              21.FEELS LIKE IT’S LOVE – Makin’ Time
              22.WOOD SONG - The Fabulous Dirt Sisters
              23.LIBERA ME - Cagliostra

              Luke Haines & Peter Buck

              Beat Poetry For Survivalists

                Beat Poetry For Survivalists is the new collaboration between Peter Buck & Luke Haines.

                Peter Buck was the guitarist for the biggest band in the world – REM.

                Luke Haines was the guitarist for the Auteurs. The Auteurs were not the biggest band in the world. They were pretty good though.

                Luke Haines also does paintings of Lou Reed.

                One day, Peter Buck bought one of Luke Haines' Lou Reed paintings. They had never met before but decided that the fates had brought them together and they should write some songs together and make an album.

                'Beat Poetry For The Survivalist' is that album. With songs about legendary rocket scientist and occultist Jack Parsons, The Enfield Hauntings (of 1978), a post-apocalyptic radio station that only plays Donovan records, Bigfoot, and Pol Pot.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Jack Parsons
                2. Apocalypse Beach
                3. Last Of The Legendary Bigfoot Hunters
                4. Beat Poetry For The Survivalist
                5. Witch Tariff
                6. Andy Warhol Was Not Kind
                7. French Man Glam Gang
                8. Ugly Dude Blues
                9. Bobby’s Wild Years
                10.rock ‘n’ Roll Ambulance

                Various Artists



                  FOLLOWS PREVIOUS BEST-SELLING COLLECTIONS C86 (2014), C87 (2016), C88 (2017) AND C89 (2018)





                  Over a decade now since punk rocked the British musical scene to its foundations and caused an eruption of independently produced records, the scene and a new generation of figurehead artists began to let ambition in and head overground, playing to increasingly large crowds, working with bigger budgets and selling more copies, finding a footing in the UK’s Top Forty, venturing into the USA and, ultimately, creating a mainstream audience now primed for credible, guitar-tinged pop. Meanwhile, an underground revolution in clubland began to push towards the commercial same space, resulting in an inevitable fusion of songcraft and dancefloor aesthetics.

                  “C90” captures perfectly the moment these tribes began to coalesce. From the opening, club-friendly rendition of The Charlatans’ ‘Polar Bear’ to The La’s knowingly backward looking ‘Timeless Melody’ and all in-between, this is the sound of a scene dropping the raincoats, dropping acid and aiming for domination. 1990 was the start of a new decade when the Indie scene was dominated by Madchester and the arrival of Shoegaze and with nods towards grunge and what would become known as Britpop, plus hints of a proto-laddism peering out from between the cracks in a post-Smiths aesthetic, the sound of 1990, it could be argued, set the tone for the remainder of the decade.

                  “C90” is a snapshot of a unique moment in time. A piece of history. The sound of a country putting the hard-biting 1980s behind it, embracing the Daisy Age and looking to move forwards.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  DISC ONE
                  1. POLAR BEAR - The Charlatans
                  2. SWAY - Ocean Colour Scene
                  3. PERFUME - Paris Angels
                  4. THE STORM - World Of Twist
                  5. ONLY LOVE CAN BREAK YOUR HEART - Saint Etienne
                  6. IT’S ON - Flowered Up
                  7. GET HIGHER - Moonflowers
                  8. MY RISING STAR - Northside
                  9. WONDERMENT – Thousand Yard Stare
                  10. THOUGHTFORMS - Lush
                  11. ANYWAY THAT YOU WANT ME - Spiritualized
                  12. SWANSONG - Boo Radleys
                  13. JUGGERNAUT RIDES – Swervedriver
                  14. AVALYN I - Slowdive
                  15. HALF-LIFE, REMEMBERED – Pale Saints
                  16. SOMETHING MORE (AMBIENT VERSION) - Chapterhouse
                  17. CAN’T BE SURE – The Sundays
                  18. SHE SINGS ALONE – See See Rider
                  19. PLEASE LET ME GO – The Popinjays

                  DISC TWO
                  1. NEW ART RIOT - Manic Street Preachers
                  2. AIM - Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
                  3. POP SONG - Th’ Faith Healers
                  4. BEAM ME UP – New Fast Automatic Daffodils
                  5. TO KILL A SLOW GIRL WALKING – The Telescopes
                  6. WELCOME TO DEAD TOWN – The Seers
                  7. LISTEN - Honey Smugglers
                  8. SEEMS TO ME - Milltown Brothers
                  9. BIG CITY (WAVES OF JOY) (DEMO) – Spacemen 3
                  10. I FELL IN LOVE LAST NIGHT – Heavenly
                  11. SEAN CONNERY – James Dean Driving Experience
                  12. TAKE - Raintree County
                  13. NOAH’S ARK – Brighter
                  14. AMNESIA – Something Pretty Beautiful
                  15. EARTHWHEEL - Sandkings
                  16. IF I COULD SHINE - The Sweetest Ache
                  17. MAD AS LOVE - Greenhouse
                  18. CRAZY MIXED UP KID - Mousefolk
                  19. THESE THINGS HAPPEN – Action Painting!
                  20. STRANGE - All Over The Place
                  21. I KNOW - Bark Psychosis

                  DISC THREE
                  1. TIMELESS MELODY – The La’s
                  2. HIGHRISE LOVE – The Darkside
                  3. EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU – My Jealous God
                  4. SLEEP - Eternal
                  5. POTBOILER - Penelope’s Web
                  6. DEAD LIKE YOU – The Steamkings
                  7. TWENTY-FIFTEEN – The Sunflowers
                  8. BESIDE THE SEA – The Kennedy Pill
                  9. LITTLE VALLEY TOWN - Jane From Occupied Europe
                  10. SUNDAY NEVER COMES AROUND – Po!
                  11. GOOD MORNING – Jane Pow
                  12. LEARNING TO KEEP MY MOUTH SHUT - How Many Beans Make Five
                  13. LOVESVILLE USA - Montgomery Clifts
                  14. SHE MADE EVERYTHING GROOVY – The Ogdens
                  15. OUT OF MY MIND – Avo-8
                  16. DARKEST BLUE – Gentle Despite
                  17. MY HEART IS WHERE MY HOME IS - The Chrysalids
                  18. WHEN I FIND YOU – Little Red Schoolhouse
                  19. NOTHING IN YOUR HEART – Life With Patrick
                  20. WHAT IS MORE THAN LIFE – Horse Latitudes
                  21. I REALLY DO LOVE YOU PENELOPE – Hey Paulette
                  22. MISSING YOU – The Ammonites
                  23. CHEAT ON ME – The Emotionals

                  Various Artists

                  A Slight Disturbance In My Mind - The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966

                    While the likes of “Rubber Soul”, ‘See My Friends’ and ‘Still I’m Sad’ had served notice in 1965 of British pop’s heightened level of ambition, 1966 would prove to be an even more tumultuous twelvemonth period as experimentation and innovation grew to new levels.

                    The release that August of “Revolver” – whose cataclysmic closing track ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ landed amongst the record-buying public like an impenetrable missile from outer space – brought the concept of psychedelic music out of the margins and into the mainstream.

                    However, psychedelia – condemned by national newspaper The Sun as “the new and dangerous sound in pop music” – had been percolating throughout the year. The word was already in subterranean use in America, adapted by the likes of The 13th Floor Elevators and Hollywood hustler Kim Fowley, who in late 1965 had become the first person to promote a record with the term “psychedelic”.

                    Arriving in London in March 1966, Fowley became a proselytising influence for the new sound, instructing bemused young British bands to “act psychedelically”. His sojourn coincided with the relocation of Californian band The Misunderstood, whose incendiary sound and stage act was a major influence on a new generation of British acts.

                    Meanwhile, serial pioneers The Yardbirds were making increasingly audacious music, their new manager Simon Napier-Bell instructed the young John’s Children to become “the first psychedelic group”, while mod band The Creation developed an intriguing pop-art approach.

                    Featuring 84 tracks, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind: The British Proto-Psychedelic Sounds Of 1966 examines the “experimental pop” element of the British music scene during that epochal twelvemonth period with a dizzying, dazzling mix of nascent psychedelia, introspective pop and what’s been retrospectively labelled freakbeat.

                    We feature vital contributions from some of the era’s biggest names (The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Hollies, The Animals etc), a bunch of highly collectable cult classics, a huge stash of unissued-at-thetime nuggets and early outings for such future legends as Bowie, Bolan, Slade and The Bee Gees.

                    Housed in a clamshell box containing a 52-page booklet crammed with biographical information and priceless period photos and memorabilia, A Slight Disturbance In My Mind is a glorious snapshot of British pop storming the gates of a new, strange and wonderful dawn.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    DISC ONE

                    1. MAKING TIME – The Creation
                    2. SHAPES OF THINGS – The Yardbirds
                    3. I’LL KEEP HOLDING ON – The Action
                    4. MUD IN YOUR EYE – Fleur-De-Lys
                    5. SWEET MUSIC – The Koobas
                    6. ORIENTAL SADNESS – The Hollies
                    7. PLAY DOWN – The Bee Gees
                    8. AM I THE RED ONE (ALTERNATIVE MIX) – Mick Softley With The Summer Suns*
                    9. I UNSEEN – The Misunderstood
                    10. SECURITY (EXTENDED VERSION) – The ’N Betweens*
                    11. I DIG EVERYTHING – David Bowie
                    12. SHE’S A GIRL – The Attraction
                    13. A HOUSE IN THE COUNTRY – The Pretty Things
                    14. DADDY LONG LEGS (BRASS-FREE VERSION) – Lindsay Muir’s Untamed
                    15. MAN WITH MONEY – Outrage*
                    16. THE QUIET EXPLOSION – The Ugly’s
                    17. THIRTEEN WOMEN – The Renegades
                    18. I TAKE IT THAT WE’RE THROUGH – The Riot Squad
                    19. MAJOR CATASTROPHE – Katch 22
                    20. HIPPY GUMBO (DEMO VERSION) – Marc Bolan
                    21. I WILL HAVE YOU – Just Five
                    22. TOMORROW NIGHT – The Times
                    23. BLOW-UP – The In Crowd
                    24. SIMPLIFIED – The Majority
                    25. BACK SEAT DRIVER – The Ministry Of Sound
                    26. BABY, YOU’VE GOT IT – The Truth
                    27. I JUST GOT SOME – Rod Stewart
                    28. ANSWERS PLEASE – The Luvin’ Kind

                    DISC TWO
                    1. MY FRIEND JACK (DEMO VERSION) – The Smoke
                    2. PLEASE PLEASE ME – The Score
                    3. PAINTER MAN (2017 STEREO MIX) – The Creation
                    4. WHY DON’T YOU SMILE NOW – Downliners Sect
                    5. YOU’VE GOTTA HAVE LOVE BABE (DEMO VERSION) – Graham Bond Organisation
                    6. OUTCAST – The Animals
                    7. WE’RE BROKEN – The Moody Blues
                    8. I’VE LAID SOME DOWN IN MY TIME – Tony Colton
                    9. WELL…ALL RIGHT – The People
                    10. SHAPES IN MY MIND (US 45 VERSION) – Keith Relf
                    11. MY TIME (BRASS-FREE VERSION) – The Pretty Things
                    12. FANCY – The Kinks
                    13. YOU’RE MY GIRL – Manfred Mann
                    14. WHAT A STATE I’M IN – The Tremeloes
                    15. TURN INTO EARTH – Al Stewart
                    16. THE MORNING AFTER – The Mindbenders
                    17. WALKIN’ WALKIN’ WALKIN’ – The Favourite Sons
                    18. HAVE YOU EVER LOVED SOMEBODY – The Searchers
                    19. HUNGRY – The 5 A.M. Event
                    20. MOLLY ANDERSON’S COOKERY BOOK – The Artwoods
                    21. TAX MAN – Loose Ends
                    22. THE RUIN – Deep Feeling
                    23. KICKS – The Wheels
                    24. YOU’RE MY GIRL – The Kingpins
                    25. PAINT IT BLACK – The Tomcats
                    26. SAGITTARIUS – The Cortinas
                    27. WRONG WAY – The Brood
                    28. HOLIDAYMAKER – The Key

                    DISC THREE
                    1. THE LOVE I THOUGHT I’D FOUND – John’s Children
                    2. SAVE MY SOUL – The Wimple Winch
                    3. STROLL ON – The Yardbirds
                    4. GLENDORA – Downliners Sect
                    5. I’M NOT YOUR STEPPING STONE (DEMO VERSION) – The Flies
                    6. IT’S A CRIME – The Kirkbys
                    7. LET THE LIVE LIVE – The Sorrows
                    8. I GO TO SLEEP – The Fingers
                    9. DON’T TELL ME – Arthur Brown
                    10. HAPPY NEW YEAR – Beverley
                    11. I AM THE WORLD – The Bee Gees
                    12. CLOWN – The Hollies
                    13. INDICATION – The Zombies
                    14. LITTLE ROSY – The Rocking Vickers
                    15. WHAT DOES SHE DO – Sounds Around
                    16. MY LITTLE RED BOOK – Episode Six
                    17. NO MORE YOU AND ME – The Tornados ’66
                    18. GIRL CHILD, I AM AN EVIL WITCHMAN – The ’N Betweens
                    19. HURDY GURDY MAN – The Spectres
                    20. SUMMER LEAVES ME WITH A SIGH – Tuesday’s Children
                    21. ADVERTISING MAN – The Reaction
                    22. MY WORLD FELL DOWN – The Ivy League
                    23. HEY, YOU LOLITA – The Silence
                    24. I SUPPOSE – The Secrets
                    25. DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE SONG – Outrage*
                    26. TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS – The Mirage
                    27. MY MIND – The Misunderstood
                    28. DISTURBANCE – The Move

                    * PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

                    Various Artists

                    Dreams To Fill The Vacuum – The Sound Of Sheffield 1978-1988

                      Extensive 4CD/book set exploring the punk and post-punk sound of the ‘steel city’.

                      Features classics, rarities, album tracks and TWELVE previously unreleased gems from The Human League, Pulp (and members thereof), Heaven 17, Thompson Twins, B.E.F., Artery, ABC, Clock DVA, Hula, The Danse Society, In The Nursery, Treebound Story and many more.

                      4CD + hardback book format contains over 20,000 words of artists’ sleevenotes, essays and memoirs from key players in the city’s music scene.

                      Curated and designed by the people who brought you Manchester – North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit – The Sound Of Liverpool, Silhouettes And Statues, Electrical Language, Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream and many more critically acclaimed box sets.

                      Journey through the music of a generation in one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities.

                      Sheffield in the 1970s…. a city in decline, its steel mills and factories closing and its vast housing estates beginning to crumble. Even the city’s two football teams were both experiencing the worst form in their long histories. An unlikely setting, then, for a musical revolution, but aren’t they always? As it transpired, in the aftermath of punk this industrial backdrop, alive with frustrated young talent and peppered with accessible and affordable rehearsal and performance spaces, became a hotbed of uniquely informed new bands that challenged both the constraints of genre and the dominance of music from London, Liverpool and Manchester.

                      Dreams To Fill The Vacuum charts the revival of Sheffield and its music in the latter half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, from The Human League to Pulp, via Aardvark, Pax and Native Records, and onto the chart successes of Heaven 17, ABC, Thompson Twins and many others. Featuring cornerstone contributions from the city’s brightest stars – Oakey, Cocker, Ware, Marsh, Hawley, Newton and co – alongside many more lesser-known legends, this is a tale of a city and its people rediscovering itself.

                      Packed with first-hand artist sleevenotes, insightful essays, revealing imagery and brilliant, essential music, Dreams To Fill The Vacuum offers a story in need of telling.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      DISC ONE: CD
                      1. DANCEVISION – The Human League
                      2. DON'T TRY TO CURE YOURSELF - They Must Be Russians
                      3. DREAMS TO FILL THE VACUUM – I’m So Hollow
                      4. MODERN MEN – The Prams
                      5. ALL TIME LOW - 2.3
                      6. METAL BOYS – Hobbies Of Today
                      7. TRACK NO. 5 - Mein Glas Fabrik *
                      8. HELP ME - Red Zoo *
                      9. AVOID THE SURGERY (DEMO) – I Scream Brothers
                      10. JUNIOR - B. Troop
                      11. SHE’S IN LOVE WITH MYSTERY – Thompson Twins
                      12. SAY AND DO - Repulsive Alien
                      13. TORCH – Veiled Threat
                      14. QUESTIONS OF GENDER - De Tian
                      15. UNKNOWN – Molodoy
                      16. SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - TV Product *
                      17. ELECTRIC WALTZ – Negatives
                      18. END OF ACT ONE - Y?
                      19. THE MAZE – The Toy Shop
                      20. A GIRLFRIEND IS… - Vena Cava
                      21. DROWNING – Graph
                      22. MEN IN THE MIRRORSHADES – Rapid Eye Movements
                      23. LLAMAS (LIVE AT THE WIMPY BAR) – A Major European Group
                      24. RAINDANCE - The Past Seven Days
                      25. LIVING IN CONFUSION – Pagan Bo

                      DISC TWO: CD
                      1. (WE DON'T NEED THIS) FASCIST GROOVE THANG (12" MIX) – Heaven 17
                      2. LUCIFER’S FRIEND – Vision
                      3. THE CLOWN – Artery
                      4. TWIST - New Model Soldier
                      5. TRAIN - Surface Mutants
                      6. 4 HOURS (REMIXED SINGLE VERSION) - Clock DVA
                      7. A BABY CALLED BILLY – British Electronic Foundation
                      8. WAR GAMES - Flying Alphonso Brothers *
                      9. ENGLISH INDUSTRIAL ESTATE – Shy Tots
                      10. HEAVY MEN - Disease *
                      11. DEITY’S LAMENT – Stunt Kites
                      12. SECRET SOCIETY – Mau Maus
                      13. MARCELLA BALL – The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor
                      14. CORPSE CREEPER - Quite Unnerving
                      15. PARKING BOYS - Acrobats Of Desire
                      16. MAN WITH A LUMINOUS HEAD (DEMO) * - The Blimp
                      17. SCRAMBLE FOR STYLE – The Mirror Crack’d
                      18. REAL LIFE – Vital
                      19. PSYCHOKILLER - Heroes Of The Beach
                      20. ALPHABET SOUP - ABC

                      DISC THREE: CD
                      1. EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM – Pulp
                      2. INTRUDER IN THE DUST – Bass Tone Trap
                      3. JUST A GAME - U.V. Pøp
                      4. DANSE/MOVE – The Danse Society
                      5. ISKRA - In The Nursery
                      6. DYING MAN, FAITHFUL PRIEST – Dachau Choir
                      7. TEX MIRROR H - Out Of Reach
                      8. NO ONE LEAVES THE) FEVER CAR – Hula
                      9. QUIET TYPE – Time In Motion
                      10. OVER – SIIIII
                      11. MANNEQUIN – Ipso Facto
                      12. WORLDS APART - Fatales *
                      13. BILLINGHAM’S ISLAND (DEMO)* - Tsi Tsi
                      14. FISH AND BREADCAKE - Fish And Breadcake
                      15. LATE NIGHTS (DEMO) - Harriet *
                      16. OUT OF THE FLESH (MIX 1) – Chakk
                      17. THE DISTANCE FROM KOLN – Native Europe
                      18. SILICON CHIP – Defective Turtles
                      19. PERSUASION – Vendino Pact
                      20. IN MY EYES (DEMO)* - Typhoon Saturday

                      DISC FOUR: CD
                      1. KITCHENETTE - Peter Hope And The Jonathan S. Podmore Method
                      2. WINDS OF CHANGE – Scala Timpani
                      3. YOU UNGRATEFUL BASTARD (FLEXI VERSION) - One Thousand Violins
                      4. CRAYOLA - A.C. Temple
                      5. UP THE HILL – Sedition
                      6. MESSAGE FROM A DEAD MAN – The Flight Commander
                      7. ZULU - The Anti Group
                      8. CHAINS – Chain
                      9. FIX THE KITCHEN - Dig Vis Drill
                      10. CHILDREN – Kilgore Trout
                      11. BOTTLE BREAST – Fishwives
                      12. TREEHOUSE - Mr Morality *
                      13. SKIN SCRAPED BACK – Workforce
                      14. LIKE A FOOL – Treebound Story
                      15. WONDERFUL LIFE – Nick Fish & The Seahorses
                      16. CROW BAR – The Box
                      17. COLORADO DEAD MAN – The Midnight Choir
                      18. THE WORLD DOESN'T TURN – The Junk
                      19. LAWNMOWER WOMAN (LIVE) - The Wacky Gardeners

                      The Fall

                      Room To Live - Double Marbled Coloured Vinyl Edition

                        1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                        This double LP includes the classic album (“Room To Live”) plus live recordings in Manchester, London, New Zealand, Netherlands and Canada.

                        This release is a double vinyl on coloured marble effect vinyl.

                        Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                        “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel

                        TRACK LISTING

                        SIDE ONE
                        1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                        2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                        3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                        4. ROOM TO LIVE

                        SIDE TWO
                        1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                        2. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                        3. PAPAL VISIT

                        SIDE THREE
                        1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                        2. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                        3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)

                        SIDE FOUR
                        1. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                        2. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                        3. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                        The Fall

                        1982 - 6 CD Box Set

                          1982 was a decisive year for The Fall. Their critically acclaimed album “Hex Enduction Hour” was released in March on Kamera Records, closely followed by “Room To Live” in September.

                          This six-disc boxset brings together those two classic albums alongside a host of John Peel sessions, Kamera singles, live performances and the group’s live album “In A Hole”, recorded during their tour of New Zealand and originally released on Flying Nun Records.

                          Also included in the box is a replica poster from the August 1982 show at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand and a replica press-release for “Hex Enduction Hour”.

                          Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                          “They are always different; they are always the same.” John Peel.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          DISC ONE: CD

                          1. THE CLASSICAL
                          2. JAWBONE AND THE AIR-RIFLE
                          3. HIP PRIEST
                          4. FORTRESS / DEER PARK
                          5. MERE PSEUD MAG. ED.
                          6. WINTER (HOSTEL-MAXI)
                          7. WINTER 2
                          8. JUST STEP S’WAYS
                          9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                          10. ICELAND
                          11. AND THIS DAY

                          DISC TWO: CD

                          ROOM TO LIVE

                          1. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                          2. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                          3. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                          4. ROOM TO LIVE
                          5. DETECTIVE INSTINCT
                          6. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                          7. PAPAL VISIT
                          BONUS TRACKS
                          11. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE (BURY 27/04/82)
                          12. TOWN CALLED CRAPPY / SOLICITOR IN STUDIO (LONDON 25/03/82)
                          13. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY (WELLINGTON 19/08/82)
                          14. DETECTIVE INSTINCT (MANCHESTER 22/12/82)
                          15. ROOM TO LIVE (ROTTERDAM 12/02/83)
                          16. WORDS OF EXPECTATION (TORONTO 21/04/83)

                          DISC THREE: CD

                          SESSIONS – SINGLES –

                          1. DEER PARK (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                          2. LOOK KNOW (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                          3. WINTER (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                          4. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS? (JOHN PEEL SESSION 15/09/1981)
                          5. LOOK KNOW (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                          6. I’M INTO C.B. (KAMERA SINGLE APRIL 82)
                          7. SESSION MUSICIAN (BIERKELLER, LEEDS 05/11/1981)
                          8. JAZZED UP PUNK SHIT (666 CLUB, MANCHESTER 15/05/1982)
                          9. I’M INTO C.B. (STARS ON 45 VERSION) (FAGINS, MANCHESTER 30/09/1981)
                          10. AND THIS DAY (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                          11. DEER PARK (MAINSTREET, AUCKLAND, NZ SOUNDCHECK 20/08/1982)
                          12. AND THIS DAY (REVISITED) (ASTORIA 2, LONDON 26/02/1987)

                          DISC FOUR: CD

                          IN A HOLE

                          1. IMPRESSION OF J. TEMPERANCE
                          2. THE MAN WHOSE HEAD EXPANDED
                          3. ROOM TO LIVE
                          4. HIP PRIEST
                          5. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                          6. PROLE ART THREAT
                          7. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                          8. THE CLASSICAL
                          9. MERE PSEUD MAG ED
                          10. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                          11. BACKDROP

                          DISC FIVE: CD

                          IN A HOLE +

                          1. FANTASTIC LIFE
                          2. ENGLISH SCHEME
                          3. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                          4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
                          5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                          6. THE CONTAINER DRIVERS
                          7. C’N’C-BLACK NIGHT
                          8. LOOK, KNOW
                          9. WHO MAKES THE NAZIS?
                          10. GRAMME FRIDAY
                          11. SLAGS, SLATES ETC

                          DISC SIX: CD


                          1. I FEEL VOXISH
                          2. HARD LIFE IN COUNTRY
                          3. I’M INTO C.B.
                          4. LIE DREAM OF A CASINO SOUL
                          5. SOLICITOR IN STUDIO
                          6. TEMPO HOUSE
                          7. THE CLASSICAL
                          8. MARQUIS CHA-CHA
                          9. ROOM TO LIVE
                          10. HEXEN STRIFE
                          11. KNOT DEER PARK
                          12. TOTALLY WIRED
                          13. JOKER HYSTERICAL FACE
                          14. HIP PRIEST

                          The Stairs

                          Mexican R’N’B - Deluxe Digipak Edition

                            Formed in 1990 in Liverpool by singer and bassist Edgar ‘Summertyme’ Jones, guitarist Ged Lynn and drummer Paul Maguire, THE STAIRS quickly attracted a huge cult following with their classic fusion of mid-1960s US garage rock and British R’n’B.

                            Having nearly signed to Imaginary Records, THE STAIRS inked a deal with Go! Discs for three memorable EPs and the album MEXICAN R’n’B (1992). Despite critical acclaim and a loyal following, the album’s sales were disappointing and The Stairs’ second LP was abandoned after demos were recorded, only to later be exhumed by local label Viper Records.

                            Edgar Jones subsequently carved a niche in making albums that continued to evoke the best of music’s past while also remaining contemporary, attracting many heavy fans and admirers (Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller among them – Edgar played in Weller’s band for a while).

                            Now properly collectable, with impressive price tags for all of the band’s original vinyl editions, MEXICAN R’n’B is treated to its first-ever reissue, remastered with an array of bonus material across two additional CDs.

                            The project is supported by Edgar Jones and overseen by Mojo magazine’s Lois Wilson, who is closely involved with Edgar’s career to this day…

                            Includes the singles ‘Weed Bus’, ‘Woman Gone And Say Goodbye’ and ‘Mary Joanna’. Disc 1 of this 3-CD Digipak is expanded with the non-album tracks from the EP editions. Discs 2 and 3 revisit the material on the Viper compilations Right In The Back Of Your Mind, Who Is This and The Great Lemonade Machine In The Sky 1987-1994.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Disc: 1 - MEXICAN R’n’B
                            1. Intro
                            2. Mary Joanna
                            3. Mr Window Pane
                            4. Out In The Country
                            5. Laughter In Their Eyes
                            6. Sweet Thing
                            7. Russian R'n'B
                            8. Right In The Back Of Your Mind
                            9. Mexican R'n'B
                            10. Mundane Mundae
                            11. Wrap Me Round Your Finger
                            12. Weed Bus
                            13. Woman Gone And Say Goodbye
                            14. Sometimes The World Escapes Me
                            15. Fall Down The Rain
                            16. Outro
                            BONUS TRACKS:
                            17. Take No Notice Of The World Outside
                            18. Flying Machine
                            19. When It All Goes Wrong
                            20. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
                            21. Russian Spy And I
                            22. Yes It Is It's True
                            23. Mad Song
                            24. I Can Only Give You Everything
                            25. Squashed Tomato Stomp
                            26. Fall Down The Rain

                            Disc: 2 - DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES
                            1. Last Time Around
                            2. No One Knows
                            3. Mr Joke Shop Owner
                            4. I Won't Be Back Again
                            5. Fall Down The Rain (Surf)
                            6. Woman Gone And Say Goodbye
                            7. No Escape
                            8. Weed Bus (Demo)
                            9. I Remember A Day
                            10. Flying Machine
                            11. Mr Window Pane
                            12. Right In The Back Of Your Mind
                            13. We Can Be Happy
                            14. Laughter In Their Eyes
                            15. Out In The Country
                            16. Happyland (Demo)
                            17. Weed Bus (Demo)
                            18. Sometimes The World Escapes Me
                            19. Moonchild
                            20. Stop Messin' (Toe Rag Vsn)
                            21. It Was Alright (Toe Rag Vsn)
                            22. Cabbage Man
                            23. Do Dah Do
                            24. Snake Baker
                            25. Custard Flys
                            26. Just A Little Sunshine

                            Disc: 3 - DEMO’S ‘N’ RARITIES
                            1. Skin Up
                            2. She's So Fine
                            3. Saw Her Today
                            4. It Was Alright
                            5. Gotta Reason
                            6. Stop Messin'
                            7. Happyland
                            8. Set Me Free
                            9. When She Walks Down My Street
                            10. Talkin' To You
                            11. Teenage Head Cancer Blues
                            12. Untitled
                            13. Shit Town
                            14. Love Has Come And Gone Away
                            15. Driving Me Out Of My Mind
                            16. I Saw Her Today
                            17. Do It To It
                            18. I'm Bored

                            Various Artists

                            Optimism / Reject - Punk And Post-Punk Meets D-I-Y Aesthetic 1977-1981

                              The highly anticipated companion to 2017’s ‘To The Outside Of Everything’. 

                              In the wake of punk, musicians in the UK found themselves suddenly liberated artistically and free to think in new terms commercially. The outcome was the independent label boom, and beyond that a certain Do It Yourself aesthetic. Overnight, the possibility arose of recording your own music and releasing your own record, or, if you weren’t musical yourself, setting up your own label to release records by people who were.

                              Enabled by a new independent distribution network, classified ads in the nation’s music press and the enthusiasm of record shop owners countrywide, a new kind of musician leapt into the spotlight, free of the shackles of commercial aspirations and the conformist musical approaches they necessitated. New sounds were delivered every week, pressed onto cheaply produced 7” singles and ambitious compilations by bedroom based labels. Among the photocopied sleeves and inserts, hand-stamped labels and SAE addresses, not to mention the eclectic range of sounds they accompanied, a common ground appeared: it didn’t matter what you did, so long as you did it yourself.

                              “Optimism/Reject” captures a snapshot of that time and place. One of many possible views on a period of freedom of expression like no other. From scratchy lo-fi guitar pop to ambitious home productions and experimental meanderings, this is the sound of an underworld beneath the underground. A place so far from the mainstream only those with a keen imagination figured out how to get there. A time when doing nothing was a crime, and doing anything was possible.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              DISC 1:
                              1. MICHAEL’S MONETARY SYSTEM - Eater
                              2. YOU’LL LOSE – The Drones
                              3. LOVE LIES LIMP – Alternative TV
                              4. FREEWAY – The Outsiders
                              5. SUSPENDED SENTENCE - John Cooper Clarke
                              6. O LEVELS - ‘O’ Level
                              7. BLACK VELVET – Swell Maps
                              8. OPTIMISM/REJECT - Patrik Fitzgerald
                              9. HARD TIMES - Attrix
                              10. NOBODY'S SCARED – Subway Sect
                              11. WASHED UP – The Freshies
                              12. CHARLES - Skids
                              13. POLICE OPPRESSION - Angelic Upstarts
                              14. NEUTRON BOMB – The Art Attacks
                              15. MIXED UP WORLD - Victim
                              16. AEROSOL BURNS - Essential Logic
                              17. IT - The Tights
                              18. THE DEMON - Punishment Of Luxury
                              19. BINGO-MASTER – The Fall
                              20. SITUATIONS VACANT – The Cravats
                              21. IS AND OUGHT THE WESTERN WORLD – Scritti Politti
                              22. WOLF – Prag VEC
                              23. COOL – The Jerks
                              24. HE’S FRANK - The Monochrome Set
                              25. INTERNATIONAL – Thomas Leer
                              26. FRUITLESS - Devil's Dykes
                              27. 01-01-212 – Vice Creems
                              28. TIMES ENCOUNTER - Nigel Simpkins

                              DISC 2:
                              1. H-EYES – The Ruts
                              2. LORD LUCAN IS MISSING – The Dodgems
                              3. THE COMPETITION - Passage
                              4. GIRL GETS NERVOUS - Nicky & The Dots
                              5. I DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR BRITISH AIRWAYS – Scissor Fits
                              6. COLD CITY - Spizzoil
                              7. (I SAW) BATMAN (IN THE LAUNDERETTE) – The Shapes
                              8. STEREO LOVE - Proles
                              9. COMMUTER MAN – The Molesters
                              10. HEATHEN – The Pack
                              11. IN LOVE – The Raincoats
                              12. SING SONG – The Tea Set
                              13. MOTHER MOON - Artery
                              14. THE ULTIMATE SYSTEM - Murder The Disturbed
                              15. PLAYING GOLF (WITH MY FLESH CRAWLING) - The Family Fodder
                              16. EVERY DAY I DIE - Frantic Elevators
                              17. NAGASAKI'S CHILDREN - They Must Be Russians
                              18. METAL SHEET – Second Layer
                              19. COLD REBELLION - Metrophase
                              20. I DON’T BELIEVE - Disturbed
                              21. SUBCULTURE FASHION SLAVES – The Door And The Window
                              22. GOD'S GOT RELIGION – The Steppes
                              23. CHRISTINE KEELER - Gl*Xo Babies
                              24. BOYS KEEP SWINGING - The Associates
                              25. BEAUTIFUL PICTURES – ‘Fatal’ Microbes
                              26. TOP OF THE POPS - Disco Zombies
                              27. EXHIBITION - Pneumania

                              DISC 3:
                              1. DOMESTIC DEPARTURE – Au Pairs
                              2. RECONSTRUCTION - English Subtitles
                              3. THEM OR ME (EDIT) – Medium Medium
                              4. CHOREOGRAPHY – Modern Eon
                              5. CHANCE MEETING (Absolute Version) – Josef K
                              6. ON THE AIR – The Lines
                              7. MASOCHISTIC OPPOSITE - Mo-Dettes
                              8. MINSTREL RADIO YOGHURT - Deep Freeze Mice
                              9. YOU GET EVERYWHERE – The Chefs
                              10. BLOODY - The Golinski Brothers
                              11. HEY OPERATOR - The Lillettes
                              12. ART NOUVEAU – The Bodies
                              13. SHANGRI-LA - Nightmares In Wax
                              14. OSCAR AUTOMOBILE – Weird Strings
                              15. SELF EMPLOYED – Again Again
                              16. FASHIONABLE JUNKIES – The Membranes
                              17. AUTOPHAGOUS – Manic Jabs
                              18. MODICHY IN ANERATION - Blancmange
                              19. MYSTERE V’S - No Message
                              20. THE FEELINGS MUTUAL - Eyeless In Gaza
                              21. LEAN ON ME - Distributors
                              22. CHIMNEYS - Tagmemics
                              23. SHORT TIME - Rhythm Clicks
                              24. GET - Blurt

                              DISC 4:
                              1. FINAL DAY - Young Marble Giants
                              2. YOU GET WHAT YOU DESERVE - Charge
                              3. THE DAMAGE DONE - Sisters Of Mercy
                              4. POLITICS! - Girls At Our Best
                              5. JUSTICE NOT VENGEANCE – A Popular History Of Signs
                              6. COULD BE HER, COULD BE YOU – Thompson Twins
                              7. EVERYTHING'S ROSES – Fire Engines
                              8. MOTORWAY – Emma Sharpe
                              9. THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING – The Red Squares
                              10. MOTION – The Room
                              11. SHOULD BE MORE IDEAL - The 49 Americans
                              12. I REMEMBER – Cult Figures
                              13. INSECT LOVE – The Higsons
                              14. CHIPS FOR TEA – The Laughing Apple
                              15. DEFEATED - The Legendary Pink Dots
                              16. HOLIDAY SONG – Marine Girls
                              17. THE RETURN - Normil Hawaiians
                              18. ZIGZAGGING – The Reflections
                              19. WHEN I SEE YOU - Sad Lovers And Giants
                              20. DOMINO THEORY - To The Finland Station
                              21. LAUNDERETTE - Vivien Goldman
                              22. ETHICS – 23 Skidoo
                              23. SHADES OF BLACK – Screen 3
                              24. PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE – The Happy Few
                              25. BREAK THE ICE AT PARTIES – The Tesco Bombers
                              26. I WANNA BE AROUND (PAUL) - …And The Native Hipsters

                              The Membranes

                              What Nature Gives... Nature Takes Away

                                The new album from the influential UK post punk band Membranes fronted by John Robb – and their first to feature a choir, adding a dark and thrilling epic edge to their songs. Follows the success of 2015’s critically acclaimed “Dark Matter/Dark Energy” (made following their return after 20 years), which was a 6music favourite and received positive reviews across the world. The album’s environmental theme was inspired by a conversation with fellow nature and post punk fan Chris Packham (who guests on the album), about the beauty and violence of nature and the transient nature of life and love. Sixteen epic, powerful and darkly romantic songs of powerful, epic post punk with several tracks using the BIMM. Boasts adventures into krautrock, dark dub, off kilter rhythms, death disco, tribal , dark opera, neo-classical and apocalyptic bass driven noise. Featuring guests such as 84-year old folk singer legend Shirley Collins, the original punk icon Jordan and Kirk Brandon from Theatre Of Hate. 

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Deep In The Forest Where The Memories Linger
                                2. A Strange Perfume
                                3. What Nature Gives … Nature Takes Away
                                4. Black Is The Colour
                                5. A Murmuration Of Starlings On Blackpool Pier
                                6. A Murder Of Crows
                                7. The City Is An Animal (Nature Is Its Slave)
                                8. The 21st Century Is Killing Me
                                9. TheGhosts Of Winter Stalk This Land
                                10. Mother Ocean/Father Time
                                11. Winter (The Beauty And Violence Of Nature)
                                12. The Magical And Mystical Properties Of Flowers
                                13. Snow Monkey
                                14. Nocturnal
                                15. Pandora’s Box
                                16. Demon Seed/Demon Flower

                                Various Artists

                                Electrical Language: British Synth Pop 78-84

                                  The year – 1978. The mood – revolution. The latest addition to the musician’s sound palette – the synthesiser. And so a new sound was born, and one which would free pop music from its guitar dominated tradition into something with a bright new future which would write itself. Almost overnight, via a handful of key single releases, the big bang of punk produced something the kids called ‘synth-pop’. The clue was very much in the name. A broad church from the outset, this synth-pop movement wasted no time in embracing players from all corners of the musical dressing up box. From guitar groups drafting in a keyboard playing friend and the progressive rockers using their expensive banks of electronics in new ways to the modernists and the Thatcherists, full of unabashed aspiration, and the punks – arguably the purest punks of them all – who discarded the guitar and the drum kit overnight in their pursuit of something fresh that their generation could truly call their own. All were welcome, and all contributed to the many different directions synth-pop would mutate in over the coming five or six years. ‘Electrical Language’ captures this time and place in microscopic detail. 

                                  This 4CD/80 track set explores the independent side of the UK’s post-punk synth-pop boom. From household names and scene legends to underground outsiders and bedroom experimenters. Hardback book format includes over 12,000 words of sleevenotes (including artist-written pieces), introductory essay by Dave Henderson and period imagery. Key tracks and hidden gems from Mute Records, Rough Trade, 4AD, Survival Records, Cherry Red and a host of essential independent players. Produced by the team behind the critically acclaimed ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ series and a number of other essential box sets.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Windpower – Thomas Dolby
                                  2. Science Fiction – Alan Burnham
                                  3. Warm Leatherette – The Normal
                                  4. Stay With Me Tonight - Alex Fergusson
                                  5. Tarantula – Colourbox
                                  6. Fantasy - 100% Manmade Fibre
                                  7. Bandwagon Tango – Testcard F
                                  8. Electrical Language – Be-Bop Deluxe
                                  9. The World - Dalek I
                                  10. Honour Among Thieves - Chain Of Command
                                  11. Red Frame/White Light - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
                                  12. Red Castles - The Legendary Pink Dots
                                  13. Lifes Illusion - Ice The Falling Rain
                                  14. The Human Factor - Music For Pleasure
                                  15. She's An Image - Poeme Electronique
                                  16. I’m Thinking Of You Now – Box Of Toys
                                  17. The Planet Doesn't Mind – New Musik
                                  18. Hope Deep Inside - Schleimer K
                                  19. The Distance From Köln – Native Europe
                                  20. Technical Miracle - Voice Of Authority

                                  1. Circus Of Death – The Human League
                                  2. Xoyo – The Passage
                                  3. Crowds - A Popular History Of Signs
                                  4. October (Love Song) - Chris And Cosey
                                  5. Feel So Young - Laugh Clown Laugh
                                  6. Croatia - Basking Sharks
                                  7. Mr Nobody – Thomas Leer
                                  8. Ricky's Hand – Fad Gadget
                                  9. Hypnotic Rhythm - Local Boy Makes Good
                                  10. Drowning In Berlin – The Mobiles
                                  11. Even Now - Edward Ka-Spel
                                  12. Lying Next To You – Passion Polka
                                  13. Rabies – Naked Lunch
                                  14. Do It – The Limit
                                  15. Work Song - Robert Calvert
                                  16. Baby Won't Phone – Quadrascope
                                  17. It Happened Then - Electronic Ensemble
                                  18. In The Morning – Jeanette
                                  19. Nightlife - Those Attractive Magnets
                                  20. My Coo Ca Choo – Beasts In Cages

                                  1. Your Love Is Like A Slug - The Bodhi-Beat Poets
                                  2. Veil Like Calm - Eyeless In Gaza
                                  3. Destitution - Camera Obscura
                                  4. Good Times - Drinking Electricity
                                  5. Happy Families - Zoo Boutique
                                  6. Feels Like Winter Again – Fiat Lux
                                  7. Falling Downstairs – Colin Potter
                                  8. Our Little Girl – David Harrow
                                  9. It Never Rains In Outer Space - Futurhythm
                                  10. Zennor – Goat
                                  11. Videomatic – Final Program
                                  12. Taddy Up – Pink Industry
                                  13. You Don't Look The Same – Play
                                  14. Children Of The Revolution – The Fast Set
                                  15. Trace Of Red – Two
                                  16. Lying Here – Shox
                                  17. Daytime Assassins – The Builders
                                  18. Beating Heart (12" Version) – Section 25
                                  19. Absent Friends – Joe Crow
                                  20. Jamaica Day – Faction

                                  1. Generator (Laserbeam) – Tim Blake
                                  2. Touch - Lori And The Chameleons
                                  3. The Secret Affair – Jupiter Red
                                  4. I'm Your Man – Blue Zoo
                                  5. Even Roses Have Thorns - Jesus Couldn't Drum
                                  6. Paint It Black – Techno Pop
                                  7. Chase The Dragon - Kevin Harrison
                                  8. Other Passengers - Thirteen At Midnight
                                  9. Your Voice - Freeze Frame
                                  10. Stay With You - Time In Motion
                                  11. Live Wires Kill – The Toy Shop
                                  12. Surface Tension – Analysis
                                  13. Time – Paul Haig
                                  14. Contemplation – Solid Space
                                  15. Committed To Vinyl - Martin O'cuthbert
                                  16. Look Don't Touch – Science
                                  17. The Wishing Tree (Megatree Mix) – Charlie’s Brother
                                  18. Working Model – The Quarks
                                  19. There's Someone Following Me – Eddie & Sunshine
                                  20. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – Hybrid Kids

                                  Various Artists

                                  Birth Of A Nation - Inevitable Records: An Independent Liverpool 1979-1986

                                    In the late 1970s and 1980s, Jeremy Lewis established and ran Liverpool’s Inevitable Records, and in doing so provided what he calls an “incubator” for an impressive selection of the talent emerging from the city at that time. From Pete Burns and Dead Or Alive to China Crisis, Wah! Heat and others, Inevitable provided the launchpad for many successful careers. Operating initially out of Lewis’ Amazon Studios, and mutating as the years passed from an outlet for the city’s spiky post-punk sounds to a synth-pop, commercially minded imprint with major label backing, Inevitable proved popular with John Peel and found admirers from across the ‘80s musical spectrum. Presented here for the first time is an overview of the label, including a disc of contemporary Peel Sessions from key artists and a 3,000 word account of its story by Jeremey Lewis himself. Of particular interest to many will be never-before-heard (or re-issued) work by a young Pete Burns – his first Nightmares In Wax sPeel sessions are included. A further look at the wonderful music explored in ‘Revolutionary Spirit’ this is an indepth look at the roots of several special careers, produced with input from Inevitable founder Jeremey Lewis.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Disc 1
                                    1. Better Scream - Wah! Heat
                                    2. Joe - Wah! Heat
                                    3. Black Leather – - Nightmares In Wax
                                    4. Shangri-La - Nightmares In Wax
                                    5. Girl Song - Nightmares In Wax
                                    6. Euthenics - Modern Eon
                                    7. Waiting For The Cavalry - Modern Eon
                                    8. Seven Minutes To Midnight… To Be Continued - Wah! Heat
                                    9. Don't Step On The Cracks - Wah! Heat
                                    10. I’m Falling - Dead Or Alive
                                    11. Flowers - Dead Or Alive
                                    12. Faction - Faction
                                    13. Wrong Again - Faction
                                    14. Number Eleven - Dead Or Alive
                                    15. Namegame (Live Version) - Dead Or Alive
                                    16. A Giant Raft - It's Immaterial
                                    17. No Place For A Prompter - It's Immaterial
                                    18. African And White - China Crisis
                                    19. Be Suspicious - China Crisis

                                    Disc 2
                                    1. Your Voice - Freeze Frame
                                    2. Conversation Piece - Freeze Frame
                                    3. I'm Thinking Of You Now - Box Of Toys
                                    4. Old Man Rome - Box Of Toys
                                    5. Foxhole - Freeze Frame
                                    6. Furnished Heart - Freeze Frame
                                    7. Precious Is The Pearl - Box Of Toys
                                    8. It Goes Without Saying - Box Of Toys
                                    9. Seeking Professional Advice - Freeze Frame
                                    10. My 10,000 Mile Home - Freeze Frame
                                    11. Touch - Freeze Frame
                                    12. Personal Touch - Freeze Frame
                                    13. Jimmy’s Grin - Margox
                                    14. Daytime Assassins - The Builders
                                    15. Burning Arrows - Venus Adore
                                    16. Contrasting Strangers - The Light
                                    17. Monument - The Light
                                    18. Today, Tomorrow - Freeze Frame
                                    19. Only A Boy - Freeze Frame
                                    20. Pride Of Winning - The Light
                                    21. Ten Million Years - The Light

                                    Disc 3
                                    1. Nowhere To Nowhere - Dead Or Alive
                                    2. Running Wild - Dead Or Alive
                                    3. Number Eleven - Dead Or Alive
                                    4. Flowers - Dead Or Alive
                                    5. A Gigantic Raft - It's Immaterial
                                    6. Imitate The Worm - It's Immaterial
                                    7. White Man's Hut - It's Immaterial
                                    8. Rake - It's Immaterial
                                    9. Number Twelve - Dead Or Alive
                                    10. Untitled - Dead Or Alive
                                    11. Misty Circles - Dead Or Alive
                                    12. Misty Circles Pt 2 - Dead Or Alive
                                    13. Fox Hole - Freeze Frame
                                    14. Personal Touch - Freeze Frame
                                    15. Your Voice - Freeze Frame
                                    16. Today Tomorrow - Freeze Frame
                                    17. Precious In The Pearl - Box Of Toys
                                    18. When Daylight Is Over (Sunset) - Box Of Toys
                                    19. Time Takes Me Back - Box Of Toys
                                    20. Thinking Of You Now - Box Of Toys

                                    Various Artists

                                    Losing Touch With My Mind - Psychedelia In Britain 1985-1990

                                      Sixty of the finest scene hits, lesser known deep cuts, obscurities and underexposed nuggets. Includes introductory essay, track-by-track sleevenotes and ‘I was there’ memoir from Hugh Dellar. A must-see, must-hear, must—have set from the same team who brought you “Scared To Get Happy”, “Another Splash Of Colour”, “Still In A Dream”, “Revolutionary Spirit”, “Close To The Noise Floor”, “Just A Bad Dream” and countless other hugely successful deep excavation box sets. It’s here! A fitting sequel to 2016’s critically acclaimed “Another Splash Of Colour!”. A startling collection charting the C86 generation’s brazen raid on the second half of the Sixties, from their fashion sense to their music to their drugs of choice.

                                      Taking The Velvets, The Doors, The Byrds and a plethora of psych originals found on the ‘Nuggets’ and ‘Pebbles’ compilations as inspiration, the latter half of the 1980s saw bands across the UK replace their angular post-punk sound with a gentler, weirder direction, fusing jangly guitars and bowl haircuts, paisley heavy wardrobes and the remnants of the glam, goth and garage revival scenes with a new positivity and enlightenment offered by the ecstasy and LSD that began to reach every suburb and estate in the land. Festivals, alternative lifestyles and neo-hippydom, raves, fashion and an encyclopaedic knowledge of 1960s recordings came together, for a brief time, in a blissed out, fuzzy replica of the late 1960s, re-imagined by a generation with little else to play for. From the ‘shoegaze’ movement to ‘Madchester’, the Mods to the out and out revivalists and beyond, all of these disparate but intertwined scenes collide in wonderful harmony again on “Losing Touch With My Mind”. Packed full of rarities and collectibles, ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’ will appeal to fans of ‘80s Psychedelia, Mod Revival, Indie, the Madchester and shoegaze scenes and, of course, the ‘60s outfits who inspired so many of these artists.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Disc One:
                                      1. Don’t Stop – The Stone Roses
                                      2. Spacemen 3 Losing Touch With My Mind (Demo) – Spacemen 3
                                      3. Mind Train – The Modern Art
                                      4. Mother Sleep – 14 Iced Bears
                                      5. Myra – Red Chair Fadeaway
                                      6. Five Minutes In The Life Of Greenwood Goulding – Biff Bang Pow!
                                      7. I Remember A Day – The Stairs
                                      8. In From The Cold – The Prisoners
                                      9. Everso – The Telescopes
                                      10.Psych Out – The Seers
                                      11.You Can Be My L-S-D – Magic Mushroom Band
                                      12.Smokey Ice-Cream – The Honey Smugglers
                                      13.Colliding Minds – The Sugar Battle
                                      14.Albert Parker – Gol Gappas
                                      15.Days Go Slowly By – The Thanes
                                      16.In The Opium Den – Paul Roland
                                      17.We Dig Your Earth – The Moonflowers
                                      18.Justice In Freedom (12″ Version) – Thee Hypnotics

                                      Disc Two:
                                      1. Exploding In Your Mind (Colour Mix) – Sun Dial
                                      2. Please Don’t Sandblast My House – One Thousand Violins
                                      3. Lady Waters And The Hooded One – Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
                                      4. Imperial – Primal Scream
                                      5. Income Tax – Barbel
                                      6. Way The World Is – The Pale Saints
                                      7. A Morning Odyssey – The Sea Urchins
                                      8. Aldous – Boo Radleys
                                      9. (At The) End Of The Corridor – Rosemary’s Children
                                      10.Found Love – The Darkside 11.Workshop Of My Mind – The Glass Keys
                                      12.Princess Coldheart – Legendary Pink Dots
                                      13.Tumble And Fall – The Bachelor Pad
                                      14.Burning Skulls Rise – Jeremy Gluck
                                      15.The Last Mile – Sleepeaters
                                      16.Darkside – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters
                                      17.Another Hazy Day On The Lazy “A” – Wolfhounds
                                      18.Christopher Mayhew Says – The Shamen
                                      19.The Dune Buggy Attack Battalion – The Revolving Paint Dream

                                      Disc Three:
                                      1. Opportunity – The Charlatans
                                      2. Exploding Heads And Teapots (Past Their Prime) – Captain Sensible
                                      3. I Dream In Black And White – The Tryp
                                      4. Empty Sea (Live) – The Sneetches
                                      5. Staring At The Sun – Ultra Vivid Scene
                                      6. Save My Soul – The Aardvarks
                                      7. You Took Me By Surprise – The Dentists
                                      8. Smash Hit Wonder The King Of Luxembourg
                                      9. 26 – Inspiral Carpets
                                      10.Freak Outburst – Something Pretty Beautiful
                                      11.Shake The Mind – C Cat Trance
                                      12.Victoria Grey – Cleaners From Venus
                                      13.Ocean Blue – The Primitives
                                      14.Living Colours – The Black Atlas
                                      15.When The Time Comes – Mood Six
                                      16.Another Scene (In Black And White) – Time Machine
                                      17.Happy In My Mind – The Jetset
                                      18.Oranges And Lemons (Scream Quietly Mix) – The Times
                                      19.What Is In Your Mind? – Blow-Up
                                      20.Parade – Jane From Occupied Europe
                                      21.I’m Alive – Prime Movers
                                      22.Look To The Sun – Sleep Creature And The Vampires
                                      23.Tv Cabbage – Gaye Bykers On Acid

                                      Various Artists

                                      Additive Noise Function: Formative UK, European And American Electronica 1978-1984

                                        Following the success of the 4CD compilations looking at early electronica in the UK (“Close To The Noise Floor”), Europe (“Noise Reduction System”) and North America (“Third Noise Principle”) 4AD present a 3LP compendium of hand-picked highlights. Including legendary names such as Conny Plank and Holger Czukay (Les Vampyrettes), D.A.F., Bourbonese Qualk, The Legendary Pink Dots, Front 242, Carlos Peron, The Residents, Rhythm And Noise, Richard Bone and Tuxedomoon alongside cult favourites and previously overlooked nuggets, “Additive Noise Function” takes in dancefloor fillers, inner space explorations and everything in between as it journeys over five thousand miles in search of the perfect drum pattern. Previous CD editions have been critically praised around the world, and acclaimed for their historical significance as well as the diverse, futuristic and ground-breaking music contained within. Demand for a vinyl overview has been continuous, and we proudly present thirty-two must-hear, must-have tunes showcasing the other side of the post-punk revolution. For fans of house and techno, breaks, future funk, ambient soundscapes, IDM and concrète collages.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side One
                                        1. The Single Off The Album – Five Times Of Dust
                                        2. Sedation – O Yuki Conjugate
                                        3. Faith – Nagamatzu
                                        4. Back To The Beginning – Spoon Fazer
                                        5. Western Vein – Konstruktivist

                                        Side Two
                                        1. Tight As A Drum – Thomas Leer
                                        2. God With Us – Bourbonese Qualk
                                        3. Go For The Throat – Portion Control
                                        4. God Speed – The Legendary Pink Dots
                                        5. Dying Inside – Renaldo And The Loaf

                                        Side Three
                                        1. Party Talk – André De Koning
                                        2. Ich Will – D.A.F.
                                        3. Impersonator – Carlos Person
                                        4. Son – Minny Pops
                                        5. Principles – Front 242
                                        6. Ohnne Titel – E.M.A.K.

                                        Side Four
                                        1. Biomutanten – Les Vampyrettes
                                        2. Hymne Au Ver – Bene Gesserit
                                        3. Troglodyten – Asmus Tietchens
                                        4. More Fun With Korg – Plus Instruments
                                        5. Lux – Schaltkreis Wassermann

                                        Side Five
                                        1. Push Me, Pull You (Pt 2) – Futurisk
                                        2. Creators – Data-Bank-A
                                        3. Archie’s Dub – K. Leimer
                                        4. Current Slaughter – Rhythm And Noise
                                        5. Lowdown – Galen Herod
                                        6. Be Good – Blackhouse

                                        Side Six
                                        1. Mambopolis – Richard Bone
                                        2. 99 Space Music – The Residents
                                        3. Oleo Strut – Marc Barreca
                                        4. Nite And Day (Homage À Cole Porter) – Tuxedo Moon
                                        5. Simulation-Stimulation (Edit) – Hunting Lodge

                                        Various Artists

                                        Big Gold Dreams - A Story Of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989

                                          Big Gold Dreams documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country. Named after Fire Engines’ memorable single and Grant McPhee’s recent TV and DVD documentary,

                                          Big Gold Dreams includes many of the Scottish music scene’s most important names as well as countless obscurities. Includes landmark tracks by The Rezillos, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Skids, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Bluebells, The Waterboys, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, The Soup Dragons, The Associates, Scars, Strawberry Switchblade, Josef K, BMX Bandits, Edwyn Collins, Del Amitri, The Vaselines, The Shamen, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and many others.

                                          Boasts lengthy essays and band histories by Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr, within a lavishly illustrated 70-page booklet.

                                          Created by the same Cherry Red team behind such previous box sets as Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Action Time Vision, To The Outside Of Everything, Manchester North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit, etc. Big Gold Dreams also includes recordings from key labels such as Zoom, Postcard, 53rd & 3rd, Rational, Fast Product/Pop:Aural, Supreme International Editions, Creation, Egg, Sarah, etc. Pre-fame 45s by Johnny & The Self Abusers (later Simple Minds), Another Pretty Face (pre-The Waterboys), Fun 4 (pre-Orange Juice), as well as P.V.C.2 (post-Slik, featuring Midge Ure). Numerous tracks debut on CD, alongside a string of impressive debut 45s (e.g. Fini Tribe, Momus, The Wake, Win), plus classic indie tracks from The Pastels, Shop Assistants, The Vaselines and The Fizzbombs and many others.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Disc One:
                                          1. I Can’t Stand My Baby (Sensible Version) – The Rezillos
                                          2. Hooked On You – The Exile
                                          3. Jerkin’ – The Drive
                                          4. Robot Love – The Valves
                                          5. Put You In The Picture – P.V.C. 2
                                          6. Dead Vandals – Johnny & The Self Abusers
                                          7. You Gotta Know Girl – Bee Bee Cee
                                          8. Gimme Your Heart – Subs
                                          9. Reasons – Skids
                                          10. Dancing With Myself – Fingerprintz
                                          11. Take Me Down – The Zips
                                          12. All The Boys Love Carrie – Another Pretty Face
                                          13. Electric Heat – Visitors
                                          14. See Saw – The Jolt
                                          15. Chelsea Girl – Simple Minds
                                          16. Culture Shock – Shake
                                          17. The Shape Of Things To Come – The Headboys
                                          18. Time Wall – Fire Exit
                                          19. Paranoia – The Freeze
                                          20. Sylvia Clarke – The Fakes
                                          21. She’s Too Clever For Me – Tpi
                                          22. Singing In The Showers – Fun 4
                                          23. Confessions – Flowers
                                          24. Playing With Fire – Tv21
                                          25. Stay With Me Tonight – Alex Fergusson

                                          Disc Two:
                                          1. Dead Pop Stars – Altered Images
                                          2. Die Todten Reyten Schnell – The Prats
                                          3. Tous Les Soirs – Delmontes
                                          4. Walk On Water – The Cuban Heels
                                          5. More Than This – 35mm Dreams
                                          6. Out In The Open – The President’s Men
                                          7. All About You – Scars
                                          8. Tell Me Easters On Friday – The Associates
                                          9. Sorry For Laughing – Josef K
                                          10. Event To Come – Article 58
                                          11. Love To Meet You – Restricted Code
                                          12. Don’t – Thomas Leer
                                          13. Big Gold Dream – Fire Engines
                                          14. On Our Honeymoon – The Wake
                                          15. Ooh Bop Sh’bam – Boots For Dancing
                                          16. Puritans – The Happy Family
                                          17. Tightrope – Everest The Hard Way
                                          18. Palace Filled With Love – Apb
                                          19. Running Away – Paul Haig
                                          20. Pick Up The Rhythm – French Impressionists
                                          21. Eat Your Heart Out – Hey! Elastica
                                          22. Participate! – The Laughing Apple

                                          Disc Three:
                                          1. Feathers Oar-Blades – Cocteau Twins
                                          2. Out Of Nowhere – The Twinsets
                                          3. Cath – The Bluebells
                                          4. A Girl Called Johnny – The Waterboys
                                          5. Lucky Star (Moonboot Version) – Friends Again
                                          6. Trees And Flowers (92 Happy Customers Version) – Strawberry Switchblade
                                          7. Sixteen Reasons – Jazzateers
                                          8. Stop The Rain – The Suede Crocodiles
                                          9. Flowers In The Sky – The Revolving Paint Dream
                                          10. Think! – Jasmine Minks
                                          11. There Must Be A Better Life – Biff Bang Pow!
                                          12. All I Need Is Everything – Aztec Camera
                                          13. Over Your Shoulder – Pop Wallpaper
                                          14. Dreaming – The Wee Cherubs
                                          15. Cathedral – Fini Tribe
                                          16. Upside Down – The Jesus And Mary Chain
                                          17. Baby Honey – The Pastels
                                          18. You Supply The Roses – Memphis
                                          19. Ain’t That Always The Way – Paul Quinn
                                          20. Unamerican Broadcasting – Win
                                          21. Swallow – Blood Uncles

                                          Disc Four:
                                          1. All Fall Down – Primal Scream
                                          2. Don’t Slip Up – Meat Whiplash
                                          3. Hammering Heart (Single Version) – Del Amitri
                                          4. Some Indulgence – The High Bees
                                          5. Big Blue Ocean – Jih
                                          6. Hotel Marquis De Sade – Momus
                                          7. Living In Hell – The Primevals
                                          8. Baby’s Got A Brand New Brain – The Styng Rites
                                          9. Bully Beef – The Botany 500
                                          10. Whole Wide World – The Soup Dragons
                                          11. Strawberry Sunday – Bmx Bandits
                                          12. Firestation Towers – Close Lobsters
                                          13. Face In A Crowd – The Green Telescope
                                          14. The Rattler (Original 12” Version) – Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
                                          15. Penniless – The Wild Indians
                                          16. Somewhere In China (Lp Version) – Shop Assistants
                                          17. Hollow Gut – Lowlife
                                          18. Slow Time And Temptation – Kevin Mcdermott
                                          19. Where Do I Stand? – The Incredible Blondes
                                          20. Sign On The Line… – The Fizzbombs
                                          21. Killer Bee Honey – The Beat Poets
                                          22. Don’t Shilly Shally – Edwyn Collins
                                          23. I’m Not An American – The Dragsters
                                          24. Room At The Top – The Motorcycle Boy
                                          25. Hey Girl (Look What You’ve Done) – The Thanes

                                          Disc Five:
                                          1. Happy Days – The Shamen
                                          2. Mealy Mouths – Mackenzies
                                          3. She Said To The Driver – The Mccluskey Brothers
                                          4. Jiffy Neckwear Creation – Baby Lemonade
                                          5. Girl Of Your Dreams – The Bachelor Pad
                                          6. Jenny Nowhere – The Clouds
                                          7. Marathon Man – Rote Kapelle
                                          8. The Adam Faith Experience – Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes
                                          9. Teenage Superstars – The Vaselines
                                          10. Tiny Words – The Orchids
                                          11. A Place Is So Hard To Find – The Groovy Little Numbers
                                          12. Good Thing – The Vultures
                                          13. The Great Divide – This Poison!
                                          14. Head Start – The Prayers
                                          15. Take Me Away – The Submarines
                                          16. Think Like A Girl – The Church Grims
                                          17. If You Love Him, Let Him Go – Wilderness Children
                                          18. Traffic Drone – The Cateran
                                          19. Hills O’ New Galloway – Nyah Fearties
                                          20. Miss O’grady – Dog Faced Hermans
                                          21. Groin Death – Stretchheads
                                          22. The Beginning Of Wisdom – Cindytalk

                                          The Long Ryders

                                          Psychedelic Country Soul

                                            The Long Ryders were formed in 1982 by young American musicians influenced by Gram Parsons, C&W, The Byrds, and the punk scene found in their hometown of Los Angeles. The Long Ryders were an anecdote to formula stadium rock and wimpy synth-pop." The founders of alt-country, The Long Ryders, now release their first new album in over thirty years. Featuring the classic line-up of Sid Griffin, Stephen McCarthy, Tom Stevens and Greg Sowders, it makes the day after Valentine’s Day as much a romantic celebration. The stunning new album follows hot on the heels of the deluxe reissue treatment given to two classic Long Ryders long players, “State of Our Union” and “Two-Fisted Tales”.

                                            The band featured Sid Griffin on guitar, autoharp, and harmonica, Stephen McCarthy on guitar, steel guitar, mandolin, and banjo, Tom Stevens, bass, and Greg Sowders, playing drums and percussion. With a sound reminiscent of the Buffalo Springfield and The Flying Burrito Brothers, but with a harder edge, they anticipated the alternative country music of the 1990s by a decade. Featuring eleven new Long Ryders compositions and a tribute cover of the late great Tom Petty’s song ‘Walls’, this is a Long Ryders for the 21st century; kicking off with the anthemic ‘Greenville’, a track which proves the band haven’t lost any of that magic guitar interplay. ‘Molly Somebody’ is an eclectic pop tune that doesn’t neglect any of their country and rock sensibilities, while the likes of ‘What the Eagle Sees’ reflects the energy of early punk and power pop that so informed them in the early days. You can still hear their personal connection with the music of the 1960s’, but as ever The Long Ryders aren’t a band who live in the past. Album closer ‘Psychedelic Country Soul’ is the greatest testament to that, performed like the previous 11 songs, with precision and fire; the guitars weave and harmonicas build and ebb, the song spreading like wildfire.

                                            The Long Ryders have always been celebrated for what they have to say as much as the music they make. With “Psychedelic Country Soul” their message delivered with 12 strings and never-ending harmonies has never been clearer. This is a Long Ryders album which stands up with their classic albums such as “Native Sons” and their unforgettable single ‘Looking For Lewis And Clark’. “Psychedelic Country Soul” will certainly sit on many Best Of lists at the end of the year. But you can note its worthiness when you hear it. It is that good.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Greenville
                                            2. Let It Fly
                                            3. Molly Somebody
                                            4. All Aboard
                                            5. Make It Real
                                            6. If You Want To See Me Cry
                                            7. What The Eagle Sees
                                            8. California State Line
                                            9. The Sound
                                            10. Walls
                                            11. Bells Of August
                                            12. Psychedelic Country Soul

                                            Various Artists

                                            Still In A Dream - A Story Of Shoegaze 1988-1995

                                              “Shoegaze” was a term invented circa 1990 to describe a new breed on UK Indie guitar bands inspired by the likes of 4AD Records, My Bloody Valentine and US acts like Sonic Youth.

                                              Bands like Ride, Moose, Lush, Pale Saints and The Telescopes married dreamy, off-kilter melodies, skewed, heavily effects-laden guitar riffs and psychedelic production values.

                                              Although “Shoegaze” was initially a somewhat derogatory term to pigeonhole a clutch of new acts, the term quickly evolved to become an accepted genre of music which has influenced successive generations of bands, especially those outside of the UK.

                                              STILL IN A DREAM is the ultimate tribute to what was also called ‘The Scene That Celebrated Itself’! 

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Disc: 1
                                              1: Roller Coaster - The Jesus & Mary Chain
                                              2: Cherry Coloured Funk - The Cocteau Twins
                                              3: Christine - The House Of Love
                                              4: Baby Milk Snatcher - A.R.Kane
                                              5: Mercy Seat (12" Version) - Ultra Vivid Scene
                                              6: Hypnotized - Spaceman 3
                                              7: Arc Lite (Sonar) - Loop
                                              8: Surfacer - 14 Iced Bears
                                              9: Tugboat - Galaxie 500
                                              10: Puppet Clouds - The Prayers
                                              11: The 3 Rd Time We Opened The Capsule - Kitchens Of Distinction
                                              12: Girls Have Gone Missing - A.C.Marias
                                              13: Precious Little - The Telescopes
                                              14: Sight Of You - Pale Saints
                                              15: Ocean Run Dry - Jane From Occupied Europe
                                              16: Angel - Sonic Boom

                                              Disc: 2
                                              1: Drive Blind - Ride
                                              2: De Luxe - Lush
                                              3: Slip So Slow - See See Rider
                                              4: Crystal Eyes - Nightblooms
                                              5: Waiting For The Angels - The Darkside
                                              6: I Don't Care If You Go - Velocity Girl
                                              7: Inescapable - Cranes
                                              8: Falling Down - Chapterhouse
                                              9: Switchblade Smile - Whipping Boy
                                              10: Kaleidoscope - The Boo Radleys
                                              11: Rave Down - Swervedriver
                                              12: Slowdive - Slowdive
                                              13: Liar - The Charlottes
                                              14: Sugarblast - Dr.Phibes &The House Of Wax Equations
                                              15: Decadence - Bleach
                                              16: She's My Friend (Wilde Club Version) - Catherine Wheel
                                              17: Somersault Sunrise - Blow-Up
                                              18: All Different Things - Bark Psychosis

                                              Disc: 3
                                              1: Ten Little Grls - Curve
                                              2: Godlike - The Dylans
                                              3: Gorgeous Blue Flower In My Garden - Th' Faith Healers
                                              4: February Fourteenth - The Lilys
                                              5: Good Afternoon - The Honey Smugglers
                                              6: Chlorine Dream - Spirea X
                                              7: Gravity - Moonshake
                                              8: Translucent - Spitfire
                                              9: Suzanne - Moose
                                              10: Run - Spiritualised
                                              11: Heaven Sent An Angel - Revolver
                                              12: June Wilson - Lowlife
                                              13: Square Wave - The Ecstasy Of Saint Teresa
                                              14: By Tomorrow - Black Tambourine
                                              15: Explosion - Whipped Cream
                                              16: My Deranged Heart - Smashing Orange
                                              17: Gong - The Hinnies
                                              18: Greek Love (Original 12") - Bang Bang Machine

                                              Disc: 4
                                              1: Closer - The Sunflowers
                                              2: Mirrored - Drop
                                              3: In Hollow (Lp Version) - The Belltower
                                              4: Phonefreak Honey - Sweet Jesus
                                              5: Sunshine Smile - Adorable
                                              6: I Don't Mind - Sun Dial
                                              7: Sugar Your Mind - Swallow
                                              8: Winona - Drop Nineteens
                                              9: Talkin' 'Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever - Flaming Lips
                                              10: Aruca - Medicine
                                              11: Charming Sister Kiss Me Dead - Coaltar Of The Deepers
                                              12: Starhappy - The Honey Buzzards
                                              13: Babysbreath - Loveliescrushing
                                              14: No.1 Fan - Majesty Crush
                                              15: The Car By The Side Of The Road - The Swirlies
                                              16: Chemical Tester - Submarine
                                              17: Shine - Bailter Space
                                              18: True Love Will Find You Inthe End - Spectrum
                                              19: Spooky Vibes - Blind Mr.Jones

                                              Disc: 5
                                              1: Memory - An April March
                                              2: Soaring High - Flying Saucer Attack
                                              3: Alive - Drugstore
                                              4: Loveblind - Secret Shine
                                              5: Bronx Cheer - Mercury Rev
                                              6: Chelsea - The Curtain Society
                                              7: Plainsong - Seefeel
                                              8: Surround Sound - Spindrift
                                              9: Miss Leader - Rollerscate Skinny
                                              10: Die Easy - Bardo Pond
                                              11: Dozen - Alison's Halo
                                              12: The Last Unicorn - Swirl
                                              13: Next To Nothing - Bowery Electric
                                              14: Me Voy - Bethany Curve
                                              15: Orange Creamsicle - Astrobrite
                                              16: 23 Minutes In Brussels - Luna

                                              Side 1:
                                              1. CHERRY-COLOURED FUNK – The Cocteau Twins
                                              2. CHRISTINE – The House Of Love
                                              3. HYPNOTIZED – Spacemen 3
                                              4. PUPPET CLOUDS – The Prayers
                                              5. SIGHT OF YOU – Pale Saints

                                              Side 2:
                                              1. PRECIOUS LITTLE – The Telescopes
                                              2. DE-LUXE – Lush
                                              3. CRYSTAL EYES – The Nightblooms
                                              4. SLOWDIVE – Slowdive
                                              5. LIAR – The Charlottes
                                              6. SOMERSAULT SUNRISE – Blow-Up

                                              Side 3:
                                              1. GRAVITY – Moonshake
                                              2. GONG – The Hinnies
                                              3. CLOSER – The Sunflowers
                                              4. MIRRORED – Drop
                                              5. IN HOLLOW – The Belltower

                                              SIDE 4:
                                              1. PHONEFREAK HONEY – Sweet Jesus
                                              2. I DON’T MIND – Sun Dial
                                              3. LOVESLIESCRUSHING – Babysbreath
                                              4. SURROUND SOUND – Spindrift
                                              5. DOZEN – Alison’s Halo

                                              Various Artists

                                              Just A Bad Dream: Sixty British Garage And Trash Nuggets 1981-89 - 3CD Boxset

                                                Sometimes, a disparate crowd of random influences and a handful of scene-makers coalesce out of nothing, and before you know it a movement is happening. So it was in the UK in the early-to-mid-‘80s, when an unlikely set of bands resurrected the spirit of mid-‘60s Garage Rock. Fusing that sound with elements of the pre-Fab Four, Psych, Mod, Rockabilly and Psychobilly, and greasing the wheels of this new machine with a thick slab of post—punk sensibility, bands across the UK began to shout and holler like they hadn’t in years, capturing their work on often rough and ready recordings, issued on Big Beat, Hangman, Hit Records, Media Burn, Creation and other equally fried labels. From London, Medway and the South East to Edinburgh and beyond, the Trash movement spread, quickly reaching out into mainland Europe and beyond.

                                                Here in the UK, Trash finally enjoyed its moment in the sunshine in 1984, when four of the scene’s key bands appeared on Channel 4’s flagship music show The Tube. Spiky, brash, loud and unfettered by delusions of grandeur, this is the sound of the post punk UK music scene looking backwards whilst moving forwards. Not for the faint-hearted, sure, and always likely to tell you where you can stick it, but this is a sound that has stuck. The garage and trash scene, albeit under different names and sprinkled with a layer of post-Millennial self-awareness, continues to thrive around the world. Wherever one finds guitars, amplifiers and the primal spirit, one finds Trash. Packed full of rarities and collectibles – the Medway Valley and Billy Childish related material is currently particularly sought after – ‘Just A Bad Dream’ will appeal to fans of ‘80s Psychedelia, Mod Revival, Indie, Psychobilly and, of course, the ‘60s Garage Rock that influenced so many of these artists.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                says: Clearly influenced by the flood of post-punk and rockabilly acts around the same time, Trash is a scuzzed-up version of garage, often recorded with little to no equipment and with more than an abundance of energy. Here we get the choicest nuggets, all collected on three jam-packed discs for your listening pleasure. Top collection.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                DISC ONE:
                                                1. LITTLE BY LITTLE – Thee Mighty Caesars
                                                2. SUBMARINE SONG – The Cannibals
                                                3. NEXT TIME AROUND – The Barracudas
                                                4. JUNE RHYME - The Sting-Rays
                                                5. HUP TWO THREE FOUR – Sid Presley Experience
                                                6. WHAT I WANT – The Prisoners
                                                7. JUST A BAD DREAM – The Bugs
                                                8. A GLIMPSE - The Green Telescope
                                                9. WRITHING ON THE SHAGPILE – The Dentists
                                                10. GO GORILLA – Ug And The Cavemen
                                                11. I HEAR NOISES – The Vibes
                                                12. THE WHOLE WORLD IS TURNING BROUCHARD! – Biff Bang Pow!
                                                13. DRIVE ME WILD – The Aardvarks
                                                14. GET WHAT I CAN –
                                                The Margin Of Sanity
                                                15. LITTLE MISS MISFIT – The Discords
                                                16. DIRTY JEAN – The Mild Mannered Janitors
                                                17. 125 - Blow-Up
                                                18. STROLL ON - Auntie Vegetable
                                                19. MR UNRELIABLE – The Inmates
                                                20. JUST CALL ME SKY – Naz Nomad And The Nightmares

                                                DISC TWO:
                                                1. YOU CAN'T POLISH A TURD – Sexton Ming
                                                2. MUNSTERS THEME – The Escalators
                                                3. VEGETABLE MAN – The Jesus And Mary Chain
                                                4. RIDE THIS TORPEDO – The Tall Boys
                                                5. DON'T LET HER DARK YOUR DOOR – The Thanes
                                                6. THE CRUSHER - Bananamen
                                                7. TALK - The X-Men
                                                8. I WANT THAT GIRL - Emptifish
                                                9. I DON'T CARE – The Morticians
                                                10. SWAMP THING – The Meteors 11. WHAT'S HAPPENING –Jasmine Minks
                                                12. AND IN ENGLAND THEY'RE GOING MENTAL - Nutmeg
                                                13. LIVIN' IN MY OWN NIGHTMARE – Prime Movers
                                                14. FEVER IN MY POCKET – The Mindreaders
                                                15. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN – King Kurt
                                                16. I KNOW YOU LIED – The Stayrcase
                                                17. ONE MORE LETTER – The Daggermen
                                                18. WAITING NATION – The Psylons 19. THE DEAD – The Wigs
                                                20. YOUNG BLOOD (LIVE) – Thee Headcoats

                                                DISC THREE:
                                                1. YOU WEREN'T BORN YOU WERE CREATED (LIVE) – The Playn Jayn
                                                2. BRAND NEW CADILLAC – Thee Milkshakes
                                                3. DON'T BE SORRY – The Surfadelics
                                                4. TOO FAR GONE - Marionette
                                                5. NO GREAT SHAKES – The Beatpack
                                                6. ROCK AND ROLL TRAITOR – The Unholy Trinity
                                                7. HE TELLS ME HE LOVES ME – The Delmonas
                                                8. LA JUICE – The Wolfhounds
                                                9. GARBAGEBRAIN – Revolving Paint Dream
                                                10. LEAVE ME ALONE –Clapham South Escalators
                                                11. MY EMANCIPATION – The Primevals
                                                12. SHELTER FROM THE RAIN – Change Lings
                                                13. PLUTONIUM MIND SHOCK – The Surf Rats
                                                14. THE CURSE - The Golden Horde
                                                15. SO IT'S NOT TO BE – The Delmontes
                                                16. FARMER JOHN – The Gruff Men
                                                17. THE HELL TRAIN – The Krewmen
                                                18. HELLHAG SHUFFLE - Sunglasses After Dark
                                                19. RINGING IN MY EARS - The Jackals Of Fresh Kid
                                                20. THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD (DEMO) – The Screaming Dead

                                                Various Artists

                                                Harmony In My Head - UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81: 3CD Box Set

                                                  HARMONY IN MY HEAD is another of Cherry Red’s celebrations of a bygone era – this time, the boom in Power Pop and New Wave which followed the Punk explosion in 1977. This triple-CD box set spins off the success of the 4-CD compilation Action Time Vision (2016), which documented Punk on independent labels. New Wave was a term coined in 1977 to describe a clutch of new artists whose music shared much of the energy of punk, but boasted a more sophisticated level of musicianship and a heavier reliance on traditional pop melodies. Although the term had such a wide definition in the States that it was quickly rendered almost meaningless, it was more strictly applied in the UK, with the radio-friendly likes of Elvis Costello and Squeeze scoring numerous hits and influencing younger bands to the extent that, by the early Eighties, the New Wave itself had become Old Wave.

                                                  The British scene’s reiteration of the appeal of a more traditional pop approach saw several attempts to provide an alternative to the unsatisfactory ‘New Wave’ epithet. Nick Lowe coined the phrase “pure pop for now people” to describe his approach, early brand leaders The Pleasers described their sound as Thamesbeat (a literal update of Merseybeat), while a handful of bands (including The Monos! and The Monochrome Set) played regularly at a London club that marketed itself as Newbeat, “a reaction to punk”. But none of these terms caught on, and instead the genre became known as Power Pop. Once again, there was a significant difference between the UK and US models, but Britain had its own Power Pop scene that slowly mutated into the Mod Revival. Many of the Mod bands drew heavily on melodic 60s records (it was, after all, The Who’s Pete Townshend who had coined the term ‘Power Pop’ back in 1967), although by late 1981 that scene had in turn morphed (in London, at least) into the short-lived New Psychedelia movement.

                                                  HARMONY IN MY HEAD includes many of the New Wave/Power Pop scene’s biggest hitters alongside the more melodic Punk bands. Name acts include Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Buzzcocks, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Nick Lowe, The Jags and Wreckless Eric, who are joined by other less successful but nevertheless key players (The Records, The Freshies, The Flysetc) as well as a host of rare 45s on tiny labels, many of which have never been on CD before. The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12,000-word sleeve-note incorporating band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Disc: 1
                                                  1. HARMONY IN MY HEAD - The Buzzcocks
                                                  2. YOU BELONG TO ME - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
                                                  3. TIME GOES BY SO SLOW - The Distractions
                                                  4. TAKE ME I'M YOURS - Squeeze
                                                  5. TROUBLE WITH LOVE - Any Trouble
                                                  6. RICH KIDS - Rich Kids
                                                  7. TEENARAMA - The Records
                                                  8. BORN A WOMAN - Nick Lowe
                                                  9. SUFFICE TO SAY - Yachts
                                                  10. FIRST TIME - The Boys
                                                  11. HE'S FRANK (SLIGHT RETURN) - The Monochrome Set
                                                  12. SARAH SMILES - Bram Tchaikovsky
                                                  13. YOU KNOW WHAT I'M THINKING GIRL - The Pleasers
                                                  14. DOES STEPHANIE KNOW - Squire
                                                  15. HOWARD HUGHES - The Tights
                                                  16. SHE'S GONNA BREAK YOUR HEART - Salford Jets
                                                  17. TEENAGE CRUSH - The Trend
                                                  18. STRIKE TALKS - The Donkeys
                                                  19. COULDN'T BELIEVE A WORD - The 45's
                                                  20. THIS IS THE WAY â| OK - Bleeding Hearts
                                                  21. (YOU'RE GONNA) LOSE THAT GIRL - The Name
                                                  22. CAN'T SEE - The Drones
                                                  23. TURN THE LIGHTS OUT - Venigmas
                                                  24. CRAZY TODAY - UXB
                                                  25. (I WISH IT COULD BE) 1965 AGAIN - The Barracudas

                                                  Disc: 2
                                                  1. DO ANYTHING YOU WANNA DO - Eddie & The Hot Rods
                                                  2. I'VE GOT A HEART - The Realists
                                                  3. THE REAL ME - Radio Stars
                                                  4. IRENE - The Photos
                                                  5. I'M SORRY - Straight Eight
                                                  6. WEST ONE (SHINE ON ME) - Ruts
                                                  7. BILLY - The Circles
                                                  8. BROKEN DOLL - Wreckless Eric
                                                  9. I NEVER WAS A BEACH BOY - The Jags
                                                  10. BIFF! BANG! POW! - The Times
                                                  11. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEATHER - The Radiators
                                                  12. JILLY - The Piranhas
                                                  13. EVERYDAY, EVERYWAY - Really 3rds
                                                  14. HOW ABOUT ME AND YOU - The Carpettes
                                                  15. UFO - The Monos!
                                                  16. 9 O'CLOCK - Snips
                                                  17. SHATTERED BY IT ALL - TV21
                                                  18. HEY BABY - Disguise
                                                  19. SOME BOYS - Going Red
                                                  20. DON'T WANT YOU BACK - The Letters
                                                  21. RUBY TOOT - The Vandells
                                                  22. WHILE I'M STILL YOUNG - The Autographs
                                                  23. WASTING TIME - Strangeways
                                                  24. CURTAINS FOR YOU - The Accidents
                                                  25. DOWN AT THE ZOO - Those Naughty Lumps
                                                  26. 24 HOURS - The Chefs

                                                  Disc: 3
                                                  1. LOOK AT THE OUTSIDE - Chelsea
                                                  2. PLAIN JANE - New Hearts
                                                  3. CRAZY WEEKEND - Staa Marx
                                                  4. STRAIGHT LINES - New Musik
                                                  5. COMMON TRUTH - Amazorblades
                                                  6. YOU'RE SO FUNNY - Fast Cars
                                                  7. SHE'S SO GOOD LOOKING - Knox
                                                  8. ANGRY WITH MYSELF - The Smirks
                                                  9. MY BUSINESS - Eater
                                                  10. NOW THAT IT'S OVER - The Users
                                                  11. SCIENCE FICTION (BABY YOU'RE SO) - The Dodgems
                                                  12. LADY OF THE AFTERNOON - Shooter
                                                  13. NO MONEY - The Freshies
                                                  14. NAME DROPPING - The Flys
                                                  15. OUT OF PLACE - The Outsiders
                                                  16. MAGIC ROUNDABOUT - The Stiffs
                                                  17. SOMETHING TO TELL YOU - The Wasps
                                                  18. (I CAN'T) PUT MY FINGER ON YOU - The Amber Squad
                                                  19. MR. SAD - The Thought Police
                                                  20. SONS OF SURVIVAL - Doctors Of Madness
                                                  21. HAPPY SONG - The Nips
                                                  22. WAIT A MINUTE - The Cherry Boys
                                                  23. HIGH RISE - The Trainspotters
                                                  24. DRUMMER MAN - Tonight
                                                  25. HEARTS IN HER EYES - The Searchers

                                                  House Of Love

                                                  The House Of Love: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                    THE HOUSE OF LOVE were one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands to grace Creation Records back in the late 1980s. Their eponymous debut album, which was cited as one of the best albums of 1988 by music magazines and Indie fans alike, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Expanding on 2012’s 3-CD version, this super deluxe CD edition of THE HOUSE OF LOVE offers the band’s complete Creation recordings from 1987-1988, together with a raft of rarities and previously unissued bonus material. It also boasts all their Creation Records singles, from the original version of ‘Shine On’, ‘Real Animal’ and ‘Christine’ to their final single for the label, ‘Destroy The Heart’. For the first time, the album is re-mastered from the original quarter-inch tapes. Discs 2 and 3 combine all their non-album tracks with numerous HOUSE OF LOVE demos and early mixes, many of which were never released, Disc 4 soaks up the various BBC radio sessions for John Peel while Disc 5 combines mostly unissued live tracks from various shows. This 5-CD package is housed in a stylish hardback book set with fresh sleeve-notes from NME journalist Neil Taylor (with interview quotes from lead singer/guitarist Guy Chadwick and original bassist Chris Groothuizen) and rare images from the band’s photographer Suzie Gibbons.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    LP Tracklist:

                                                    Disc One: The Album

                                                    Side One
                                                    1. Christine
                                                    2. Hope
                                                    3. Road
                                                    4. Sulphur
                                                    5. Man To Child

                                                    Side Two
                                                    1. Salome
                                                    2. Love In A Car
                                                    3. Happy
                                                    4. Fisherman’s Tale
                                                    5. Touch Me

                                                    Disc Two: The Singles

                                                    Side One
                                                    1. Shine On
                                                    2. Love
                                                    3. Flow
                                                    4. Real Animal
                                                    5. Plastic
                                                    6. Nothing To Me
                                                    7. The Hill

                                                    Side Two
                                                    1. Loneliness Is A Gun
                                                    2. The Hedonist
                                                    3. Welt
                                                    4. Destroy The Heart
                                                    5. Blind
                                                    6. Mr. Jo

                                                    CD Tracklist:

                                                    Disc: 1
                                                    1. Christine
                                                    2. Hope
                                                    3. Road
                                                    4. Sulphur
                                                    5. Man To Child
                                                    6. Salome
                                                    7. Love In A Car
                                                    8. Happy
                                                    9. Fisherman's Tale
                                                    10. Touch Me
                                                    11. Shine On (Demo - Lp Bonus 7”)
                                                    12. Christine (Demo - Lp Bonus 7”)

                                                    Disc: 2
                                                    1. Shine On
                                                    2. Love
                                                    3. Flow
                                                    4. Real Animal
                                                    5. Plastic
                                                    6. Nothing To Me
                                                    7. The Hill
                                                    8. Loneliness Is A Gun
                                                    9. The Hedonist
                                                    10. Welt
                                                    11. Destroy The Heart
                                                    12. Blind
                                                    13. Mr. Jo
                                                    14. Shine On (Guy Chadwick Demo)
                                                    15. Real Animal (Demo)
                                                    16. Touch Me (Demo)
                                                    17. Happy (Demo)
                                                    18. Road (Early Mix)
                                                    19. Salome (Early Mix)
                                                    20. Fisherman’s Tale (Early Mix)
                                                    21. Destroy The Heart (Demo)
                                                    22. Shine On (Fuck Version) (Flexidisc)

                                                    Disc: 3
                                                    1. Road (Longer Early Mix)
                                                    2. Sulphur (Early Mix)
                                                    3. Happy (Early Mix)
                                                    4. Fisherman’s Tale (Early Mix)
                                                    5. Touch Me (Early Mix)
                                                    6. Salome (Early Mix)
                                                    7. Shine On (Band Demo)
                                                    8. Real Animal (16 Track Demo)
                                                    9. Christine (16 Track Demo)
                                                    10. Hold On Me (16 Track Demo) 11. Hope (Early Mix)
                                                    12. Man To Child (Early Mix)
                                                    13. Love In A Car (Early Mix)
                                                    14. Modern World (Welt) (Demo)
                                                    15. Little Girl (Mr Jo) (Early Mix)
                                                    16. Sulphur (Early Mix)
                                                    17. Happy (Early Mix)
                                                    18. Touch Me (Early Mix)
                                                    19. Shine On (Early Mix)
                                                    20. Real Animal (Early Mix)
                                                    21. Destroy The Heart (Early Version – No Guitar)

                                                    Disc: 4
                                                    1. Destroy The Heart
                                                    2. Nothing To Me
                                                    3. Plastic
                                                    4. Blind
                                                    5. The Hedonist
                                                    6. Don't Turn Blue
                                                    7. Safe
                                                    8. Love In A Car
                                                    9. In A Room
                                                    10. The Beatles And The Stones
                                                    11. Christine
                                                    12. Loneliness Is A Gun

                                                    Disc: 5
                                                    1. Christine (Live: Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland)
                                                    2. Man To Child (Live: Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland)
                                                    3. Road (Live: Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland)
                                                    4. Shine On (Live: Vredenburg, Utrecht, Holland)
                                                    5. Plastic (Live: Groningen, Holland)
                                                    6. Sulphur (Live: Groningen, Holland)
                                                    7. Touch Me (Live: Groningen, Holland)
                                                    8. Nothing To Me (Live: Groningen, Holland)
                                                    9. I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do (Live: Groningen, Holland)
                                                    10. Never (Live: Top Rank, Brighton)
                                                    11. Se Dest (Live: Top Rank, Brighton)
                                                    12. The Hedonist (Live: Top Rank, Brighton)
                                                    13. Soft As Fire (Live: Top Rank, Brighton)
                                                    14. Fisherman’s Tale (Live: La Cigale, Paris, France)
                                                    15. Happy (Live: La Cigale, Paris, France)
                                                    16. Love In A Car (Live: La Cigale, Paris, France)
                                                    17. Destroy The Heart (Live: La Cigale, Paris, France)


                                                    Train Above The City: Remastered

                                                      Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Disc: 1
                                                      1. Train Above The City
                                                      2. On Weegee’s Sidewalk
                                                      3. Run Chico Run
                                                      4. Press Softly On The Brakes Holly
                                                      5. Spectral Morning
                                                      6. Teargardens
                                                      7. Book Of Swords
                                                      8. Seahorses On Broadway

                                                      Disc: 2 (7”)
                                                      1. The Final Resting Of The Ark
                                                      2. There’s No Such Thing As Victory


                                                      Poem Of The River: Remastered

                                                        Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Declaration
                                                        2. Silver Plane
                                                        3. She Lives By The Castle
                                                        4. Stained-Glass Windows In The Sky
                                                        5. Riding On The Equator
                                                        6. Dark Red Birds

                                                        1. Ballad Of The Band
                                                        2. I Didn’t Mean To Hurt You


                                                        The Pictorial Jackson Review: Remastered

                                                          Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory. 

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Apple Boutique
                                                          2. Ivory Past
                                                          3. Until The Fools Get Wise
                                                          4. How Spook Got Her Man
                                                          5. Bitter End
                                                          6. Tuesday’s Secret
                                                          7. Christopher Street
                                                          8. Jewels Are Set In Crowns
                                                          9. Under A Pale Light
                                                          10. Don’t Die On My Doorstep

                                                          1. Rain Of Crystal Spires
                                                          2. I Will Die With My Head In Flames


                                                          Forever Breathes The Lonely Word: Remastered

                                                            Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Rain Of Crystal Spires
                                                            2. Down But Not Yet Out
                                                            3. September Lady
                                                            4. Grey Streets
                                                            5. All The People I Like Are Those That Are Dead
                                                            6. Gather Up Your Wings And Fly
                                                            7. A Wave Crashed On Rocks
                                                            8. Hours Of Darkness Have Changed My Mind

                                                            1. Primitive Painters
                                                            2. Cathedral


                                                            Me And A Monkey On The Moon: Remastered

                                                              Following the release of FELT’s first five albums in February, the band’s reissue campaign continues with the second half of their discography. During the ‘80s Felt recorded ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This gorgeously-produced series explores the work of one of the greatest indie groups in recent memory.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Disc: 1
                                                              1. I Can’t Make Love To You Anymore
                                                              2. Mobile Shack
                                                              3. Free
                                                              4. Budgie Jacket
                                                              5. Cartoon Sky
                                                              6. New Day Dawning
                                                              7. Down An August Path
                                                              8. Never Let You Go
                                                              9. She Deals In Crosses
                                                              10. Get Out Of My Mirror

                                                              Disc: 2 (7”)
                                                              1. Space Blues
                                                              2. Tuesday’s Secret

                                                              The Fall

                                                              Levitate - Expanded Edition

                                                                “Levitate” is the Fall’s 19th album originally released in 1997 on Artful Records. It has been out of print for a number of year snow and is much sought after by fans It’s the last album to feature two long-time Fall members, drummer Karl Burns and bass player Steve Hanley (whose playing was once described by Smith as the defining element of the group's music). The album was initially going to be produced by Keir Stewart and Simon Spencer (who previously collaborated with Smith under the moniker D.O.S.E. on the 1995 single ‘Plug Myself In’). Most of the recordings took place at Edwyn Collins’ studio in West Hampstead. However, Stewart and Spencer soon fell out with Smith over payments and left after a week, taking most of the tapes with them. The only tracks from these sessions to make the album were "4½ Inch" (allegedly edited out of samples of a rehearsal recording), ‘Spencer’, later re-dubbed by Smith as ‘Spencer Must Die’, and ‘The Quartet of Doc Shanley’.

                                                                Luke Haines

                                                                I Sometimes Dream Of Glue

                                                                  It started sometime after World War II – in the late 1940's. A convoy of British Special Services trucks had been dispatched to RAF Middlewych, their cargo - 10 tonnes of experimental solvent liquid. Sticky and deadly. The mission – to drop the toxic liquid over Germany and finish the job of carving up Europe for good. The trucks never made it to their airfield destination, coming off the road – most probably helped by saboteurs – some five miles out of London… 'I Sometimes Dream Of Glue' is the next solo concept album by Luke Haines (The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder). Just off the Westway, in the motorway sidings, you can see a small sign. Actually you probably can't see the sign as it is the size of a child's fingernail clipping. The sign says 'Glue Town.' The name of a village. There is little or no documentation of Glue Town. You will not find any information about it on the 21st Century internet. Gluetown is a rural settlement born out of mutation. Of the estimated 500 or so dwellers, no one is thought to be over 2 ½ inches tall. The citizens of Glue Town exist on a diet of solvent abuse and perpetual horniness. The residents only leave to carry out daring night-time 'glue raids' on Shepherds Bush newsagent shops. On a tiny screen in the town centre, an old Betamax cassette of 'Michael Bentine's Pottytime' plays on a loop all day and all night...

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Angry Man On Small Train
                                                                  2. I Fell In Love With An Oo Scale Wife
                                                                  3. I Sometimes Dream Of Glue
                                                                  4. She Was As Ripe As A Meadow
                                                                  5. The Subbuteo Lads
                                                                  6. Solvents Cures The Ego
                                                                  7. At It With The Tree Surgeon’s Wife
                                                                  8. The Garden Gate
                                                                  9. Everybody’s Coming Together For The Summer
                                                                  10. Oh Michael
                                                                  11. Only The Stones Will Know
                                                                  12. Everybody’s Coming Together (Part 2)
                                                                  13. Fat Bird From The Woodcraft Folk
                                                                  14. We Could Do It


                                                                  Create 2 - Recreate: 3CD Remastered & Expanded Edition

                                                                    Cherry Red Records are very proud to be working together with Momus again, following on from the success of their 2016 collaboration, Pubic Intellectual – An Anthology 1986-2016. Named after the Greek god of mockery, Momus is prolific Scottish songwriter, author and journalist Nick Curry, who has now been releasing critically acclaimed music in a style all of his own for over thirty years. Following Cherry Red’s recent release of Momus’ first three Creation Records albums, the final three classic albums for Creation Records (Hippopotamomus - 1991, Voyager - 1992, Timelord – 1993) have now been compiled together in one very attractive package, combining this already genius material with a selection of fantastic bonus tracks selected by Momus himself. Hippopotamomus, Momus’s fourth Creation Records LP, was seen as the artist’s flat-out tribute to his idol Serge Gainsbourg, which courted controversy in a similar vein to his idol’s antics upon its release by landing the artist in hot water, both in the music press, and in the courtroom for its questionable content. Its follow-up, Voyager, is often seen as Momus’s first, and best, in his trilogy of albums addressing the near-future sci-fi androgeny of Japan. While Timelord remains Momus’ open love letter during his personal romantic turmoil of the early ‘90s.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Disc: 1
                                                                    1. Hippopotamomus
                                                                    2. I Ate A Girl Right Up
                                                                    3. Made Of Rubber
                                                                    4. A Dull Documentary
                                                                    5. Marquis Of Sadness
                                                                    6. Bluestocking
                                                                    7. Ventriloquists And Dolls
                                                                    8. The Painter And His Model
                                                                    9. A Monkey For Sallie
                                                                    10. Pornography
                                                                    11. Song In Contravention
                                                                    12. The Mechanical Arm
                                                                    13. Smart Drugs
                                                                    14. Life Of An Office Worker
                                                                    15. President Of Love

                                                                    Disc: 2
                                                                    1. Cibachrome Blue
                                                                    2. Virtual Reality
                                                                    3. Vocation
                                                                    4. Conquistador
                                                                    5. Spacewalk
                                                                    6. Summer Holiday 1999
                                                                    7. Afterglow
                                                                    8. Trans-Siberian Express
                                                                    9. Voyager
                                                                    10. Momutation 3
                                                                    11. Summer Holiday 1999 (Original)
                                                                    12. I’m Still Trying
                                                                    13. Things You Never Did

                                                                    Disc: 3
                                                                    1. Platinum
                                                                    2. Enlightenment
                                                                    3. You’ve Changed
                                                                    4. Landrover
                                                                    5. Rhetoric
                                                                    6. Suicide Pact
                                                                    7. Christmas On Earth
                                                                    8. Breathless
                                                                    9. Je Suis Avec Le Christ
                                                                    10. Song Of The Traffic Crossing
                                                                    11. Empress Of Hawaii


                                                                    The Strange Idols Pattern & The Other Stories - Remastered

                                                                      Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

                                                                      During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times. These records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections.

                                                                      Before the Stone Roses and after Be-Bop Deluxe and Plastic Ono Band, John Leckie worked with Felt. Booked into a metal/reggae studio in Birmingham’s industrial wasteland he sculpted a Michelangelo slice of new rock – exquisite and beautiful guitar odysseys – quite unlike anything the city had experienced before. Merging pop with a classical nuance Felt stood alone as the forerunners of a brand new style. And Gary Ainge was finally allowed to use his high-hat!

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Disc 1
                                                                      1. Roman Litter
                                                                      2. Sempiternal Darkness
                                                                      3. Spanish House
                                                                      4. Imprint
                                                                      5. Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
                                                                      6. Vasco Da Gama
                                                                      7. Crucifix Heaven
                                                                      8. Dismantled King Is Off The Throne
                                                                      9. Crystal Ball
                                                                      10. Whirlpool Vision Of Shame 

                                                                      Bonus 7" (Comes With Deluxe CD)
                                                                      1. Penelope Tree
                                                                      2. A Preacher In New England 


                                                                      Ignite The Seven Cannons

                                                                        Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

                                                                        During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times. These records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections.

                                                                        Produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins and featuring the skyscraping vocal of Elizabeth Fraser on the mighty Primitive Painters. Felt found themselves at the top of the independent charts. Unhappy with the overall sound though – it was as if some of Lawrence’s best songs were lost in an “ethereal swirl.” John A. Rivers has been given access to the original master tapes and six songs have been remixed. Also – side 2 has been focused, edited and “made symmetrical.” Finally these songs can be heard as intended by Felt. It has become at long last a cohesive whole.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Disc 1
                                                                        1. My Darkest Light Will Shine (Remixed)
                                                                        2. The Day The Rain Came Down (Remixed)
                                                                        3. Scarlet Servants (Remixed)
                                                                        4. I Don’t Know Which Way To Turn (Remixed)
                                                                        5. Primitive Painters
                                                                        6. Textile Ranch
                                                                        7. Black Ship In The Harbour (Remixed)
                                                                        8. Elegance In D
                                                                        9. Caspian See (Remixed)
                                                                        10. Southern State Tapestry

                                                                        Bonus 7" (Comes With Deluxe CD)
                                                                        1. Mexican Bandits
                                                                        2. The World Is As Soft As Lace


                                                                        Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty - Remastered

                                                                          Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

                                                                          During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times. These records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections.

                                                                          Lawrence’s ambition was to release the best debut English album ever! Adrian Borland offered his services, then commitments with his band The Sound prevented this from happening. So Felt began a relationship with Swell Maps producer John A. Rivers. Recorded and mixed in six days the band got a taste of how bitter reality fares compared to the “mellow fruitfulness” of blind ambition.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Disc 1
                                                                          1. Evergreen Dazed - Felt
                                                                          2. Fortune - Felt
                                                                          3. Birdmen - Felt
                                                                          4. Cathedral - Felt
                                                                          5. I Worship The Sun - Felt
                                                                          6. Templeroy – Felt

                                                                          Bonus 7" (With CD Format)
                                                                          1. Something Sends Me To Sleep - Felt
                                                                          2. Something Sends Me To Sleep (Alternate Version) - Felt


                                                                          The Seventeenth Century

                                                                            Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

                                                                            During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times. These records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections.

                                                                            Previously named Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death, this album is now retitled The Seventeenth Century – the original name for the album was changed late in the day. This reversal of misfortune was classed as an awful mistake and Lawrence’s biggest regret. Flash forward to now and this situation can finally be rectified. “You can’t change the title of an album” - they told him – so he said; “if Kraftwerk can and Bowie can then I can too!!”

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Disc 1
                                                                            1. Song For William S. Harvey
                                                                            2. Ancient City Where I Lived
                                                                            3. Seventeenth Century
                                                                            4. The Palace
                                                                            5. Indian Scriptures
                                                                            6. The Nazca Plain
                                                                            7. Jewel Sky
                                                                            8. Viking Dress
                                                                            9. Voyage To Illumination
                                                                            10. Sapphire Mansions

                                                                            Bonus 7" (Comes With Deluxe CD)
                                                                            1. Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
                                                                            2. Sunlight Strings


                                                                            The Splendor Of Fear - Remastered

                                                                              Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

                                                                              During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times. These records, unavailable for many years, have been remastered and revisited by Lawrence, and he has fashioned the ultimate definitive collections.

                                                                              Lawrence escapes the contours of a bland city and retreats into his mind. Felt had risen from the underworld searching for a new horizon but only managed to slip into a desolate obscurity! Dark black slabs of creosote guitar – vast swathes of epic interplay – casting futuristic Shadows – an idiosyncratic and unobtrusively brilliant band, the music Felt made on this album is unlike anything attempted before. This really is a template for an age yet to come. And it pays to know that Maurice Deebank now resides in a monastery in Birmingham!

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Disc 1
                                                                              1. Red Indians - Felt
                                                                              2. The World Is As Soft As Lace - Felt
                                                                              3. The Optimist And The Poet - Felt
                                                                              4. Mexican Bandits - Felt
                                                                              5. The Stagnant Pool - Felt
                                                                              6. A Preacher In New England - Felt

                                                                              Bonus 7" (With Deluxe CD Format)
                                                                              1. Trails Of Colour Dissolve - Felt
                                                                              2. My Face Is On Fire - Felt

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Revolutionary Spirit - The Sound Of Liverpool 1976-1988: Deluxe 5CD Boxset

                                                                                Extensive 5CD/book set exploring the ‘second wave’ of music on Merseyside, from 1976-1988 Features classics, rarities, album tracks and previously unreleased gems from Echo And The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, The La’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Or Alive, China Crisis, A Flock Of Seagulls, Wild Swans, Big In Japan and many more. 5CD + 56pp A5 book format contains many artists’ own sleeve-notes, previously unseen photographs and essays from key observers and participants in the city’s music scene - Bernie Connor, Mike Badger, Yorkie and Joe McKechnie. Curated and designed by the people who brought you Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Manchester – North Of England, Silhouettes And Statues and many more extensive box sets. A remarkable journey through the music of a generation inspired and enabled by punk rock to step out from behind the shadow to the Fab Four. Packed with first-hand artist sleeve-notes, insightful essays, imagery and brilliant, essential music, this is a story long in need of telling…

                                                                                Liverpool in the 1970s…. The Beatles had gone, but the expectations remained. It took many years until, with the arrival of punk rock, the city’s tunesmiths were able to regroup and usher in a new generation of musical innovation which would form the backbone of the UK’s music scene throughout the 1980s. From Eric’s to the top of the charts, the city found its feet and once again became the epicentre of cool. Revolutionary Spirit charts the rise of Liverpool and its music in the latter half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, from Deaf School and Spitfire Boys, via Zoo Records and Probe Plus, and onto the chart successes of Frankie, OMD, the Bunnymen and many others. Featuring cornerstone contributions from the city’s brightest stars - Bill Drummond, Holly Johnson, Ian Broudie, Pete Burns, Ian McCulloch, Julian Cope, Lee Mavers and co – and many more lesser-known legends, this is the unique tale of a city trying to find itself with the world watching – and succeeding.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                DISC 1
                                                                                1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School
                                                                                2. BIG IN JAPAN - Big In Japan
                                                                                3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts
                                                                                4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL - Echo And The Bunnymen
                                                                                5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds **
                                                                                6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM - 0-51 **
                                                                                7. TODAY'S MYSTERY IS... - The Dance Party **
                                                                                8. SLEEPING GAS - The Teardrop Explodes
                                                                                9. FACTION-Faction
                                                                                10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons
                                                                                11. BLACK LEATHER - Nightmares In Wax
                                                                                12. BUNKER SOLDIERS - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
                                                                                13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette
                                                                                14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes
                                                                                15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes
                                                                                16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors
                                                                                17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs
                                                                                18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets
                                                                                19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies
                                                                                20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys
                                                                                21. THE DOCTOR - Geisha Girls 22. DON'T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

                                                                                DISC 2
                                                                                1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I
                                                                                2. TELECOMMUNICATION - A Flock Of Seagulls
                                                                                3. WHEN I DREAM - The Teardrop Explodes
                                                                                4. HIT THE MOON - Ellery Bop
                                                                                5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men
                                                                                6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
                                                                                7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems
                                                                                8. TOUCH - Freeze Frame
                                                                                9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache
                                                                                10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice
                                                                                11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen
                                                                                12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books
                                                                                13. CREATION REBEL – Windows
                                                                                14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion
                                                                                15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG - Hambi And The Dance
                                                                                16. SOLDIERS - Egypt For Now
                                                                                17. DOWN AT THE ZOO - Those Naughty Lumps
                                                                                18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon
                                                                                19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh **
                                                                                20. NIGHTLIFE - The Moderates **

                                                                                DISC 3
                                                                                1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans
                                                                                2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis
                                                                                3. DON'T LET GO – Pink Industry
                                                                                4. OBSESSIONS - Passion Polka
                                                                                5. I'M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys
                                                                                6. FLAMING SWORD – Care
                                                                                7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe
                                                                                8. SHE'S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey
                                                                                9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto
                                                                                10. SOME ASPECTS - Chain Of Command
                                                                                11. HE'S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds
                                                                                12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor
                                                                                13. THEMES FOR 'GRIND' SCENE V - Will Sergeant
                                                                                14. THROUGH THE GLASS - Shiny Two Shiny
                                                                                15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works
                                                                                16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES - It's Immaterial
                                                                                17. TOXTETH - Public Disgrace
                                                                                18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers
                                                                                19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
                                                                                20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET - The Balcony (Mk I)
                                                                                21. BURST BALLOONS - The Turquoise Swimming Pools

                                                                                DISC 4

                                                                                1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
                                                                                2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir
                                                                                3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM - Brenda And The Beach Balls
                                                                                4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters
                                                                                5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive
                                                                                6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance
                                                                                7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN - Alternative Radio
                                                                                8. JIMMY'SGRIN–Margox
                                                                                9. - KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys
                                                                                10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light
                                                                                11. JEAN'S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains
                                                                                12. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II) **
                                                                                13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five
                                                                                14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang
                                                                                15. MY WAR – Western Promise
                                                                                16. DON'T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) - Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers
                                                                                17. HAPPEN - The Rioutous Hues
                                                                                18. BOMB SUTRA - Mel-O-Tones
                                                                                19. HELL - Marshmallow Overcoat

                                                                                DISC 5
                                                                                1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross ‎
                                                                                2. GET DOWN OVER - The La's
                                                                                3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel
                                                                                4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets
                                                                                5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane
                                                                                6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars
                                                                                7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) - The Tempest
                                                                                8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset
                                                                                9. PAT NEVIN'S EYES – The Tractors
                                                                                10. DANCE - Cyclic Amp
                                                                                11. WHEN YOU'RE IN - The DaVincis
                                                                                12. WAY OUT - The La's
                                                                                13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds
                                                                                14. BURNIN' AND LOOTIN' – Ministry Of Love
                                                                                15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers
                                                                                16. ONLY IN AMERICA - Exhibit B
                                                                                17. SONS OF - Thomas Lang
                                                                                18.COME HOLY SPIRIT- Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus 

                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                Singles 1978-2016: 3CD Boxset

                                                                                  The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This collection features all the A-sides recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot!

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Disc: 1
                                                                                  1. Bingo-Master
                                                                                  2. It's The New Thing
                                                                                  3. Rowche Rumble
                                                                                  4. Fiery Jack
                                                                                  5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                                                  6. Totally Wired
                                                                                  7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                  8. Look, Know
                                                                                  9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                                                  10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                                                  11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                                                  12. Oh! Brother
                                                                                  13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                                                  14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                                                  15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                                                  16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                                                  Disc: 2
                                                                                  1. Living Too Late
                                                                                  2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                                  3. Hey! Luciani
                                                                                  4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                  5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                                                  6. Victoria
                                                                                  7. Jerusalem
                                                                                  8. Cab It Up
                                                                                  9. Telephone Thing
                                                                                  10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                                                  11. White Lightning
                                                                                  12. High Tension Line
                                                                                  13. Free Range
                                                                                  14. Ed's Babe
                                                                                  15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                                                  16. Behind The Counter
                                                                                  17. 15 Ways
                                                                                  18. The Chiselers

                                                                                  Disc: 3
                                                                                  1. Masquerade
                                                                                  2. Touch Sensitive
                                                                                  3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                                                  4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                                                  5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                                                  6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                                                  7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                                                  8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                                                  9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                                                  10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                                                  11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                                                  12. Bury! #2+4
                                                                                  13. Laptop Dog
                                                                                  14. Victrola Time
                                                                                  15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                                                  16. The Remainderer
                                                                                  17. Wise Ol Man

                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                  Singles 1978-2016: Deluxe 7CD Boxset

                                                                                    The Fall is an English post-punk band, formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics. The band is noted for its prolific output: as of autumn 2017 they have released over 32 studio albums, and more than triple that counting live albums and other releases. This is the first collection of all the Fall singles recorded across a multitude of labels: Step Forward, Rough Trade, Kamera, Beggars Banquet, Cog Sinister, Permanent, Artful, Action… oh, and Cherry Red! We got the lot! Lovingly compiled here in a 7-CD box set with a full illustrated discography by renowned Fall expert Conway Paton. The discs have been re-mastered by Fall engineer Andy Pearce and come with a newly designed book in a box.

                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                    says: Remember the 'Manchester North Of England' box set? Well, it was our top box set of the whole wide year, and it was made by Cherry Red, as is this. I assume you're following me, if not i'll say this. It's STUNNINGLY presented, and the content on it is obviously no less than seminal. An absolute essential.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Disc: 1
                                                                                    1. Bingo-Master
                                                                                    2. It's The New Thing
                                                                                    3. Rowche Rumble
                                                                                    4. Fiery Jack
                                                                                    5. How I Wrote 'Elastic Man'
                                                                                    6. Totally Wired
                                                                                    7. Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                                    8. Look, Know
                                                                                    9. The Man Whose Head Expanded
                                                                                    10. Kicker Conspiracy
                                                                                    11. Marquis Cha-Chaâ
                                                                                    12. Oh! Brother
                                                                                    13. C.R.E.E.P.
                                                                                    14. Draygo's Guilt
                                                                                    15. Couldn't Get Ahead
                                                                                    16. Cruiser's Creek

                                                                                    Disc: 2
                                                                                    1. Living Too Late
                                                                                    2. Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                                    3. Hey! Luciani
                                                                                    4. There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                                    5. Hit The North Part 1
                                                                                    6. Victoria
                                                                                    7. Jerusalem
                                                                                    8. Cab It Up
                                                                                    9. Telephone Thing
                                                                                    10. Popcorn Double Feature
                                                                                    11. White Lightning
                                                                                    12. High Tension Line
                                                                                    13. Free Range
                                                                                    14. Ed's Babe
                                                                                    15. Why Are People Grudgeful?
                                                                                    16. Behind The Counter
                                                                                    17. 15 Ways
                                                                                    18. The Chiselers

                                                                                    Disc: 3
                                                                                    1. Masquerade
                                                                                    2. Touch Sensitive
                                                                                    3. F-'Oldin' Money
                                                                                    4. Rude (All The Time)
                                                                                    5. Susan Vs Youthclub
                                                                                    6. (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
                                                                                    7. Theme From Sparta F.C. #2
                                                                                    8. Distilled Mug Art (Mix 15)
                                                                                    9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                                                    10. Reformation! (Uncut)
                                                                                    11. Slippy Floor (Mark Mix)
                                                                                    12. Bury! #2+4
                                                                                    13. Laptop Dog
                                                                                    14. Victrola Time
                                                                                    15. Sir William Wray (Single Mix)
                                                                                    16. The Remainderer
                                                                                    17. Wise Ol Man

                                                                                    Disc: 4
                                                                                    1. Psycho Mafia
                                                                                    2. Repetition
                                                                                    3. Various Times
                                                                                    4. In My Area
                                                                                    5. 2nd Dark Age
                                                                                    6. Psykick Dancehall #2
                                                                                    7. City Hobgoblins
                                                                                    8. Putta Block
                                                                                    9. Fantastic Life
                                                                                    10. I'm Into C.B.
                                                                                    11. Ludd Gang
                                                                                    12. Wings
                                                                                    13. Room To Live
                                                                                    14. God-Box
                                                                                    15. O! Brother

                                                                                    Disc: 5
                                                                                    1. Pat-Trip Dispenser
                                                                                    2. C.R.E.E.P
                                                                                    3. Clear Off
                                                                                    4. No Bulbs
                                                                                    5. Rollin' Dany
                                                                                    6. Petty (Thief) Loutâ
                                                                                    7. L.A.
                                                                                    8. Vixen
                                                                                    9. Hot Aftershave Bop
                                                                                    10. Living Too Long
                                                                                    11. Lucifer Over Lancashire
                                                                                    12. Auto Tech Pilot
                                                                                    13. Entitled
                                                                                    14. Shoulder Pads #1b

                                                                                    Disc: 6
                                                                                    1. Haf Found Bormann
                                                                                    2. Hit The North Part 2
                                                                                    3. Tuff Life Booogie
                                                                                    4. Acid Priest 2088
                                                                                    5. Dead Beat Descendant
                                                                                    6. British People In Hot Weather
                                                                                    7. Butterflies 4 Brains
                                                                                    8. Zandra
                                                                                    9. Blood Outta Stone
                                                                                    10. Xmas With Simon
                                                                                    11. Everything Hurtz
                                                                                    12. Pumpkin Head Xscapes
                                                                                    13. Glam Racket
                                                                                    14. War
                                                                                    15. Hey! Student
                                                                                    16. The $500 Bottle Of Wine
                                                                                    17. Chilinist
                                                                                    18. Masquerade (Pwl Mix)
                                                                                    19. Touch Sensitive (Dance Mix)
                                                                                    20. Antidote

                                                                                    Disc: 7
                                                                                    1. Perfect Day (New Version)
                                                                                    2. I Wake Up In The City
                                                                                    3. Janet Vs Johnny
                                                                                    4. (We Are) Mod Mock Goth
                                                                                    5. My Ex Classmate's Kids (Live)
                                                                                    6. I Wake Up In The City (Mix 5)
                                                                                    7. Clasp Hands
                                                                                    8. Over Over (Rough Mix)
                                                                                    9. Hot Cake - Part 2
                                                                                    10. Cowboy Gregori
                                                                                    11. Cosmos 7
                                                                                    12. Monocard (Lunatic Mix)
                                                                                    13. Taking Off (Live)
                                                                                    14. Jetplane
                                                                                    15. Hittite Man (Single Mix)
                                                                                    16. Amorator!
                                                                                    17. All Leave Cancelled

                                                                                    Luke Haines

                                                                                    Is Alive And Well And Living In Buenos Aires: Heavy Frenz The Solo Anthology 2001-2017

                                                                                      Having played with The Servants in the late 1980s, Luke Haines carved a unique niche for himself in the 1990s with witty lyrics, wry humour and some stellar tunes with The Auteurs and other acts (Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof).

                                                                                      By 1999, feeling aghast at the state of the Brit Rock scene in the UK, Luke decided to “start a righteous solo trip”, having been commissioned to write the soundtrack for the film Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2001). Sticking with Virgin Records, Luke then unveiled his first solo album proper, The Oliver Twist Manifesto, before fronting a new-look Auteurs for Das Capital.

                                                                                      In due course, Luke switched labels to indie Fantastic Plastic for Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (2006), followed in 2009 by 21st Century Man. Since then, he’s curated a string of imaginative, amusing and always worthwhile albums for Cherry Red Records.

                                                                                      Alive And Well… is the first-ever anthology of Luke’s solo work, cherry-picking musical highlights from each of his long players as well as a smattering of B-sides, radio sessions, rarities and – on Disc 4 – a raft of previously unissued material.

                                                                                      With sleeve-notes by Luke himself, Alive And Well… is a very personal statement spanning the last two decades of the musical life of Luke Haines.

                                                                                      Pere Ubu

                                                                                      20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo

                                                                                        Fronted as ever by David Thomas, Pere Ubu unveil their new album, 20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo, which opens the doors of the avant-garage to reveal the hardworking mechanics hammering away at the fundamentals of blue-collar rock.

                                                                                        A three-guitar revision sees Keith Moliné, Gary Siperko and Kristof Hahn (The Swans) expand the established orchestra of analog and digital synths (Wheeler, Gagarin), clarinet (Boon), drums (Mehlman) and Thomas’ unique vocals.
                                                                                        20 Years In A Montana Missile Silo follows their 2015 release Carnival of Souls, which was widely praised by the media and used by cult series 'American Horror Story' in Season 4.

                                                                                        David Thomas: “The new album is The James Gang teaming up with Tangerine Dream. The Chinese Whispers methodology we worked on the last two albums has been replaced by the Dark Room. Put musicians in a lightless room and by feeling one small section of an unknown object have them figure what it must be.”

                                                                                        The album was recorded and mixed at Suma, Painesville Ohio. Engineer Paul Hamann, and his father before him, have been part of almost every Pere Ubu album since 1976.

                                                                                        The Mock Turtles

                                                                                        Turtle Soup - Expanded Edition

                                                                                          The band revolved around singer, songwriter and guitarist Martin Coogan (older brother of actor/comedian Steve), who blended his love of 70s glam and art rock (David Bowie, Be Bop Deluxe) with a nod towards the best in 60s music to create The Mock Turtles’ sound. From 1987 to 1990, the band made five singles (the ‘Pomona’ EP, ‘Wicker Man’, ‘And Then She Smiles’, ‘Lay Me Down’ and ‘Magic Boomerang’) and an album, Turtle Soup, for Manchester’s Imaginary Records, as well as a compilation 87-90. None of these has ever been reissued. Turtle Soup has subsequently been cited as one of the finest Manchester albums of all time. For this expanded reissue of Turtle Soup, which represents their complete Imaginary catalogue, all of the Mock Turtles’ non-album singles and B-sides are included, together with the many cover versions they recorded for Imaginary’s popular tribute albums (covering The Byrds, Jimi Hendrix, Syd Barrett, The Velvet Underground, Captain Beefheart and The Kinks). In addition, Martin Coogan has unearthed no less than fourteen previously unissued Mock Turtles demos from his personal archive! Sleeve-notes are by Mark Hodkinson (The Guardian, etc.), who was the first-ever journalist to review the band back in the mid-1980s. The package boasts the original versions of ‘Can You Dig It?’ (remained popular via various TV ads) and ‘And Then She Smiles’.

                                                                                          The Fall

                                                                                          New Facts Emerge

                                                                                            • July 2017 sees the new album by the Fall – their first since Sub Lingual Tablet in 2015 – containing 11 new tracks recorded at various studios in the UK and produced in conjunction with Mark E Smith.

                                                                                            • The band, now in their 41st year, have proven a major influence to many a band in both the UK and around the world (bands such as Pavement, Hole and even Faith No More).

                                                                                            • New Facts Emerge is their third studio album for Cherry Red and adds to the list of over 100 live and studio albums released by the band over the years.

                                                                                            • Formed in 1976 by Mark E Smith, the band has gone through numerous line ups but retain a consistency that many other bands would envy.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            DISC 1
                                                                                            1. SEGUE - THE FALL
                                                                                            2. FOL DE ROL - THE FALL
                                                                                            3. BRILLO DE FACTO - THE FALL
                                                                                            4. VICTORIA TRAIN STATION MASSACRE - THE FALL
                                                                                            5. NEW FACTS EMERGE - THE FALL
                                                                                            6. COUPLE VS JOBLESS MID 30'S - THE FALL

                                                                                            DISC 2
                                                                                            1. SECOND HOUSE NOW - THE FALL
                                                                                            2. O! ZZTRRK MAN - THE FALL
                                                                                            3. GIBBUS GIBSON - THE FALL
                                                                                            4. GROUNDSBOY AND THE TWO AMENDMENTS - THE FALL
                                                                                            5. NINE OUT OF TEN - THE FALL

                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                            Noise Reduction System: Formative European Electronica 1974-1984

                                                                                              A year in the making, Noise Reduction System reaches out into the European mainland, taking in tracks from key figures on the electronica cassette label underground alongside early releases by ground-breaking innovators. Enthralled by the mysterious synthesiser and inspired by the DIY ethos of punk, a quiet revolution took place across Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. From Norway to Greece, the microchip and the affordable synthesiser inspired artists for whom guitars, drums and bass had become old hat, and in home studios and art spaces across the continent electronic musicians began to stretch the boundaries of sonic experimentation. Some wanted to dance, some to relax and others to confuse and confront – all are represented here. Noise Reduction System explores every corner of this chapter in our musical history via over four hours of futurist, modern and sometimes challenging music. And who better to tell this story than the artists themselves - Noise Reduction System features sleevenotes from artists and their biographers, unseen photographs and an introductory essay by Sounds and Wild Planet legend Dave Henderson. Expect great coverage across all media - ‘Close To The Noise Floor’ ranked Top Five in several magazine’s 2016 polls.

                                                                                              The sequel to last year’s critically acclaimed, strong selling ‘Close To The Noise Floor’. Journey into the origins of electronica in Europe – from early techno and electro to synth-pop, industrial, ambient and noise experiments. Includes artists from Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Portugal, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Slovenia, Latvia, Yugoslavia and Greece. 62 tracks across 4CDs in a 52pp hard-back book format. Over 9,000 words of artists’ sleevenotes and introductory essay by Dave Henderson (Sounds/Wild Planet/MOJO). From figureheads (Cluster, DAF, Yello, Klaus Schulze, Vangelis, Front 242) to underground outsiders. •Part primitive rave, part synthesiser porn, part history lesson!

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              DISC ONE
                                                                                              1. DIE GESUNDEN KOMMEN - Die Gesunden
                                                                                              2. PARTY TALK - André De Koning
                                                                                              3. SHE'S GOT BLUE EYES WOW - Pseudo Code
                                                                                              4. ICH WILL – D.A.F.
                                                                                              5. CLAXON - De Fabriek
                                                                                              6. CARAMEL - Cluster
                                                                                              7. INVALĪDU TRAMVAJS - NSRD
                                                                                              8. MARBLES IN THE GARDEN - Daniele Ciullini
                                                                                              9. KREMATORIEN - Universalanschluss –
                                                                                              10. NY NY - Truus De Groot
                                                                                              11. SPEAK & SPELL - Christina Kubisch
                                                                                              12. GLUE HEAD - Yello
                                                                                              13. TROR NOK JEG - Famlende Forsøk
                                                                                              14. EN GANG - Levde...
                                                                                              15. SECRET AFFAIR NO 2 - Borghesia
                                                                                              16. LUX - Schaltkreis Wassermann
                                                                                              17. C33H35N5O5 (ERGOTAMINE) – M.A.L.
                                                                                              18. UKAASI - Gagarin-Kombinaatti
                                                                                              19. DIE INTERNATIONALE - Saal 2

                                                                                              DISC TWO
                                                                                              1. OHNNE TITEL - EMAK
                                                                                              2. TV TREATED - The Neon Judgement
                                                                                              3. HYMNE AU VER - BeNe GeSSeRiT
                                                                                              4. ZU TOT UM ZU STERBEN - Der Künftige Musikant
                                                                                              5. IMPERSONATOR - Carlos Perón
                                                                                              6. POLAROID/ROMAN/PHOTO (INSTRUMENTAL FIRST MIX) - Ruth
                                                                                              7. SOVIET INVASION - Doxa Sinistra
                                                                                              8. LAST LIFT - Not Only Bones
                                                                                              9. BIRDS IN A CAGE - Stratis
                                                                                              10. GELD - Malaria
                                                                                              11. PETITE OTITE - Ericka Irganon
                                                                                              12. MULTITRACK SUGGESTION - Vangelis
                                                                                              13. LOVE YOU GENERATOR - Van Kaye And Ignit
                                                                                              14. MACHINE DANCING - Yuri Morozov

                                                                                              DISC THREE
                                                                                              1. GODOT WAS HERE - Human Flesh
                                                                                              2. GRADEATIA (EXTRACT) – Octavian Nemescu
                                                                                              3. P.I.E. (Versión) - Esplendor Geométrico
                                                                                              4. APRÈS LA PLUIE - Vox Populi!
                                                                                              5. ZITTERNDE LUFT - Giancarlo Toniutti
                                                                                              6. SEXUAL DISCIPLINE - Die Form
                                                                                              7. KARAVAANI - Aavikon Kone Ja Moottori
                                                                                              8. IL CASTELLO (DEDICATO A F. KAFKA) - Tasaday
                                                                                              9. SOLILOQUIO - Amok
                                                                                              10. VERMIFUGE - Mario Marzidovšek
                                                                                              11. FLANCO–DAMA - Diseño Corbusier
                                                                                              12. TROGLODYTEN - Asmus Tietchens
                                                                                              13. 1984 - Klaus Schulze
                                                                                              14. STONED (PART 1 EXTRACT) - Gunner Møller Pedersen
                                                                                              15. INDUSTRIAL TAPE TRACK 3 EXTRACT - Maurizio Bianchi

                                                                                              DISC FOUR:
                                                                                              1. PRINCIPLES – Front 242
                                                                                              2. ALIEN - Ende Shneafliet
                                                                                              3. DEKA DANS - Njurmännen
                                                                                              4. RAID (DEMO) – Das Ding
                                                                                              5. WAT'S DAT? - Der Plan
                                                                                              6. BIOMUTANTEN - Les Vampyrettes
                                                                                              7. SON – Minny Pops
                                                                                              8. MORE FUN WITH KORG - Plus Instruments
                                                                                              9. TANZEN & SINGEN - Monoton
                                                                                              10. LIGHT - DDAA
                                                                                              11. PLANCTON - Walt Rockman
                                                                                              12. SHAÏ HULUD - Bernard Szajner
                                                                                              13. TARZAN - Anar Band
                                                                                              14. ROMANTIC - Cosmic Overdose

                                                                                              C88 is another celebration of the Eighties Indie scene, documenting a golden era when tuneful guitar-based bands made records on shoestring budgets, often issued on small labels with hand-made artwork, with little hope of mainstream exposure. This 3-CD box set follows previous best-selling collections C86 (2014) and C87 (2016). C86 expanded the NME’s genre-defining compilation (initially a cassette, later a vinyl LP on Rough Trade) with 50 extra tracks from the period. C87 was an imaginary sequel, picking up the story a year later.

                                                                                              Disc 1 is devoted to artists who haven’t previously graced this series, who – for the most part – first made an impact in 1988. The Stone Roses, Carter USM, Pale Saints and The Mock Turtles would all enjoy mainstream success. Others like The Pooh Sticks, The Man From Delmonte, Bridewell Taxis were cult indie favourites. Sarah Records – which came to epitomise a certain type of Indie Pop – are represented by The Orchids, Another Sunny Day, The Sea Urchins and The Poppyheads (whose ‘Cremation Town’ debuts on CD here). Other key indie labels also figure, such as Creation (Apple Boutique, Pacific, The House Of Love, Emily), 53rd & 3rd (The Groovy Little Numbers, The Vaselines) and The Subway Organization (The Clouds, Rodney Allen, The Flatmates, Bubblegum Splash, etc.).

                                                                                              The deluxe clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with an 9,000-word sleeve-note and band-by-band biographies by C86 co-compiler Neil Taylor.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Disc One:
                                                                                              1. On Tape – The Pooh Sticks
                                                                                              2. Elephant Stone (7” Version) – The Stone Roses
                                                                                              3. Where Do You Go (Flexi Version) – The Popguns
                                                                                              4. (Will Nobody Save) Louise – The Man From Delmonte
                                                                                              5. Are You Happy Now? (Molesworth Version) - The Charlottes
                                                                                              6. The Things You Want – The Snapdragons
                                                                                              7. One Summer – Moss Poles
                                                                                              8. Lies – Bridewell Taxis
                                                                                              9. Defy The Law – The Orchids
                                                                                              10. Happy Like Yesterday – The Groovy Little Numbers
                                                                                              11. Julie Christie – The Driscolls
                                                                                              12. High – Choo Choo Train
                                                                                              13. Cremation Town – The Poppyheads
                                                                                              14. Tattered, Tangled And Torn - Bradford
                                                                                              15. So Happy To Be Alive – Thrilled Skinny
                                                                                              16. Sister Goodbye – The Prayers
                                                                                              17. Anorak City – Another Sunny Day
                                                                                              18. She’s Gone – The Train Set
                                                                                              19. Barnoon Hill – Pacific
                                                                                              20. Forever Holiday (Ediesta Version) – Blow-Up
                                                                                              21. Mary’s Garden – The Mock Turtles
                                                                                              22. The Pennine Spitter – King Of The Slums
                                                                                              23. Colours And Shapes (Demo) – Pale Saints
                                                                                              24. The Ballad Of Jet Harris – Apple Boutique

                                                                                              Disc Two:
                                                                                              1. The Hill – The House Of Love
                                                                                              2. Dying For It – The Vaselines
                                                                                              3. Kirsty – Bob
                                                                                              4. Slack Time – Cud
                                                                                              5. Please Rain Fall – The Sea Urchins
                                                                                              6. Shame On You – The Darling Buds
                                                                                              7. Prize – Kitchens Of Distinction
                                                                                              8. Too Many Shadows– The Heart Throbs
                                                                                              9. Do It For Fun – The Bachelor Pad
                                                                                              10. They Fell For Words Like Love – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughters
                                                                                              11. Giving Way To Trains – Murrumbidgee Whalers
                                                                                              12. What’s Going Down – The Shamen
                                                                                              13. Heaven Knows – The Flatmates
                                                                                              14. Spell It Out – The Waltones
                                                                                              15. Mrs Susan Spence – The Wilderness Children
                                                                                              16. Yesterday – The Nivens
                                                                                              17. Real World – Baby Lemonade
                                                                                              18. Village Green – The Clouds
                                                                                              19. Fire Escape – Rote Kapelle
                                                                                              20. Mad Dogs – Emily
                                                                                              21. The 18:10 To Yeovil Junction – Bubblegum Splash
                                                                                              22. Michael Furey – Metro Trinity
                                                                                              23. Theme From Cow – Inspiral Carpets Disc

                                                                                              1. Sun, Sea, Sand – The Revolving Paint Dream
                                                                                              2. Surfaround – The Fizzbombs
                                                                                              3. Plaster Saint – The Church Grims
                                                                                              4. Crush The Flowers (Demo) – The Wake
                                                                                              5. Sunshine Thuggery – The Siddeleys
                                                                                              6. Clear - Whirl
                                                                                              7. A Million Zillion Miles - Annie & The Aeroplanes
                                                                                              8. You Opened Up My Eyes - Fat Tulips
                                                                                              9. Cincinnati – Holidaymakers
                                                                                              10. The Camera Loves Me – Would-Be-Goods
                                                                                              11. Anywhere But Home – The Caretaker Race
                                                                                              12. Who Works The Weather – The Great Leap Forward
                                                                                              13. Cubans In The Bluefields – East Village
                                                                                              14. Bythesea Road – The Haywains
                                                                                              15. The Old Road Out Of Town (12” Mix) – The Wishing Stones
                                                                                              16. Shake – The Corn Dollies
                                                                                              17. Land Of Gold – Bluetrain
                                                                                              18. The Sun Slid Down Behind The Tower – Reserve
                                                                                              19. Apple Of My Eye - Remember Fun
                                                                                              20. Morning O’grady - Yeah Jazz
                                                                                              21. Don't Bury Me Yet – The Raw Herbs
                                                                                              22. Curry Crazy - Bad Dream Fancy Dress
                                                                                              23. On My Way – The Claim
                                                                                              24. Glastonbury - Rodney Allen

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Scared To Get Happy

                                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                SCARED TO GET HAPPY (A Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989) was the first box set ever to document the explosion of Indie Pop in Britain across the 1980s. This Record Store Day release is a gatefold double vinyl of Cherry Red’s seminal 2013 box set, charting Indie Pop’s development from the post punk era and the dominance of Scottish bands through to its genre-defining C86 period and onto the end of the decade, with the arrival of Madchester and the shoegazing sound. Inspired by the Nuggets compilations, the vinyl edition boasts 28 tracks spanning the Eighties, drawn from many of the key labels of the period. Many of the bands later tasted mainstream success: Pulp, Inspiral Carpets, the Primitives, Cud, the House Of Love, the Darling Buds. The gatefold details the history of this unique compilation while the two printed inner sleeves reveal more about each featured band’s own story.

                                                                                                Abridged 2LP version of the now deleted 5 CD boxset - The Story Of Indie Pop 1980-1989

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Disc: 1
                                                                                                1. Getting Nowhere Fast - GIRLS AT OUR BEST!
                                                                                                2. Don’t Come Back - THE MARINE GIRLS
                                                                                                3. The Jet Set Junta - THE MONOCHROME SET
                                                                                                4. Paraffin Brain - THE NIGHTINGALES
                                                                                                5. Summerdays - WEEKEND
                                                                                                6. If She Doesn’t Smile (It’ll Rain) - FANTASTIC SOMETHING
                                                                                                7. Feeling Dizzy - EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL
                                                                                                8. I Think I Need Help - THE FARMERS BOYS
                                                                                                9. The Sun Shines Here - HURRAH!
                                                                                                10. Everybody’s Problem - PULP
                                                                                                11. Plenty - THE WOODENTOPS
                                                                                                12. Up The Hill And Down The Slope - THE LOFT
                                                                                                13. The Chocolate Elephant Man - BIFF BANG POW!
                                                                                                14. Something Happens - THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS

                                                                                                Disc: 2
                                                                                                1. Thru The Flowers - THE PRIMITIVES
                                                                                                2. Sad - THE BMX BANDITS
                                                                                                3. Almost Prayed - THE WEATHER PROPHETS
                                                                                                4. Is There Anyone Out There? - MIGHTY MIGHTY
                                                                                                5. Red Sleeping Beauty - McCARTHY
                                                                                                6. Shine On - HOUSE OF LOVE
                                                                                                7. Shimmer - THE FLATMATES
                                                                                                8. Delilah Sands - THE BRILLIANT CORNERS
                                                                                                9. If I Said - THE DARLING BUDS
                                                                                                10. Toy - THE HEART THROBS
                                                                                                11. Keep The Circle Around - INSPIRAL CARPETS
                                                                                                12. Only (A Prawn In Whitby) - CUD
                                                                                                13. Landslide - THE POPGUNS
                                                                                                14. Skin Storm - BRADFORD

                                                                                                The Primitives

                                                                                                Lovely - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                  Back in the mid-80s, The Primitives combined the fuzz guitars of The Jesus & Mary Chain with the pop sensibilities of Blondie and a nod to cult heroes The Velvet Underground. They swiftly rose from being a popular Indie guitar outfit to charting worldwide with ‘Crash’, kickstarting a craze in bands fronted by blonde female singers (Transvision Vamp, The Darling Buds et al).

                                                                                                  Lovely was The Primitives’ debut album. Issued in April 1988 on the back of the success of ‘Crash’, it peaked at No. 6 in the UK, staying on the charts for ten weeks, and yet is unavailable on CD.

                                                                                                  Compiled with the help of guitarist PJ Court, this 2-CD compilation boasts re-mastered music as well as a splendid, annotated booklet boasting rare photos and personal memories from the band.

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  says: Morrissey-endorsed, indie garage-pop. Those were the days.....

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                  1. Crash
                                                                                                  2. Spacehead
                                                                                                  3. Carry Me Home
                                                                                                  4. Shadow
                                                                                                  5. Thru The Flowers
                                                                                                  6. Dreamwalk Baby
                                                                                                  7. I'll Stick With You
                                                                                                  8. Nothing Left
                                                                                                  9. Stop Killing Me
                                                                                                  10. Out Of Reach
                                                                                                  11. Ocean Blue
                                                                                                  12. Run Baby Run
                                                                                                  13. Don't Want Anything To Change
                                                                                                  14. Buzz Buzz Buzz

                                                                                                  Disc 2

                                                                                                  1. Way Behind Me
                                                                                                  2. All The Way Down
                                                                                                  3. Crash (Again And Again)
                                                                                                  4. I'll Stick With You (Single Version)
                                                                                                  5. Things Get In Your Way
                                                                                                  6. Out Of Reach (Single Version)
                                                                                                  7. Way Behind Me (Acoustic Version)
                                                                                                  8. All The Way Down (Beat Version)
                                                                                                  9. Crash (1985 Demo)
                                                                                                  10. Dreamwalk Baby (Live)
                                                                                                  11. Really Stupid (Live)


                                                                                                  Into The Woods

                                                                                                    Cherry Red Records are pleased to announce the release of the new album by the legendary Hawkwind, Into The Woods. It follows the critical acclaim and commercial success of last year’s Top 40 album The Machine Stops. “Part of this album is a continuation of the story begun in The Machine Stops,” says Hawkwind’s head honcho Dave Brock, “living above the ground and Into the Woods.” Warm-up dates for Hawkwind in mid-March are dubbed ‘A Glimpse Into Greenness’, which gives some indication of the conceptual and lyrical themes behind the new album.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Into The Woods
                                                                                                    2. Cottage In The Woods
                                                                                                    3. The Woodpecker
                                                                                                    4. Have You Seen Them
                                                                                                    5. Ascent
                                                                                                    6. Space Ship Blues
                                                                                                    7. The Wind
                                                                                                    8. Vegan Lunch
                                                                                                    9. Magic Scenes
                                                                                                    10. Darkland
                                                                                                    11. Wood Nymph
                                                                                                    12. Deep Cavern
                                                                                                    13. Magic Mushroom

                                                                                                    The Membranes

                                                                                                    Everyone's Going Triple Bad Acid, Yeah!: The Complete Recordings 1980-1993

                                                                                                      Seminal Blackpool post-punk band’s entire early discography in one box set. The Membranes came to embody a style of abrasive, off-kilter post-punk music which might best be described by the motto “Death To Trad Rock” (later the title of a book and compilation CD by head Membrane John Robb). They have influenced a vast range of bands across the world, attracting heavy fans such as Big Black (Steve Albini), Sonic Youth, Pussy Galore and Butthole Surfers. The Membranes are the first band that Steve Albini worked with outside Big Black. Includes their five albums recorded for various labels across the 1980s (on Criminal Damage, Creation, Constrictor, In Tape, etc.) as well as all their singles, B-sides, EPs and extra tracks. Boasts a mere 99 tracks, most of which appear on CD for the first time, from their contribution to the Blackpool Rox EP in 1980 right through to their final recordings for the band’s original incarnation in the early 1990s. 26 page booklet includes sleeve-notes written by John Robb (now an established author and journalist, behind the Louder Than War magazine), alongside a wealth of visual material. After an extended hiatus began in the early 90s, the band reformed in 2012 and released their first new album in 20 years, “Dark Matter/Dark Energy” on Cherry Red in 2015 (CDBRED661).A brand new Membranes album is due out on Cherry Red in autumn 2017

                                                                                                      The Meteors

                                                                                                      Original Albums Collection

                                                                                                        Since the dawn of time, psychobilly originators and figureheads The Meteors have set the standard for the angry blend of rockabilly, punk and dirty sci-fi horror blues that continues to find new fans around the world. Beloved of bikers, punks, rockabillies, goths, rockers, cowgirls and indie boys alike for over thirty years, the gaggle of pissed off boys who emerged from a succession of London rockabilly bands as the grim 70s lurched into the 80s has slowly mutated into a worldwide phenomenon, legends in their own lifetime and Godfathers of a scene that refused to die.

                                                                                                        5 Albums originally released in 1984-1988,plus bonus tracks - single mixes and b-sides. LP sleeve replica wallets. Booklet contains sleevenotes, relevant single sleeve packshots etc

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Disc: 1
                                                                                                        1. Ex-Men Boogie
                                                                                                        2. Power Of Steel
                                                                                                        3. Hoover Rock
                                                                                                        4. Kit Boy
                                                                                                        5. Eat The Baby
                                                                                                        6. Maybe Tomorrow
                                                                                                        7. Electro
                                                                                                        8. Stampede
                                                                                                        9. I'm Just A Dog
                                                                                                        10. In Too Deep
                                                                                                        11. Cecil Drives A Combine Harvester
                                                                                                        12. Michael Myers
                                                                                                        13. Out Of The Dark
                                                                                                        14. Only A Fury In My Heart
                                                                                                        15. I'm Just A Dog (Wild Hog Remix)
                                                                                                        16. Stampede (Kingraybatscalatinthe Dark MIX)
                                                                                                        17. Fire, Fire
                                                                                                        18. Little Red Riding Hood 1

                                                                                                        Disc: 2
                                                                                                        1. Do The (Demolition)
                                                                                                        2. Hogs And Cuties
                                                                                                        3. Alligator Man
                                                                                                        4. Rhythm Of The Bell 1
                                                                                                        5. Out Of Time
                                                                                                        6. Ain't Gonna Bring Me Down
                                                                                                        7. Night Of The Werewolf
                                                                                                        8. Take A Ride
                                                                                                        9. Just The Three Of Us
                                                                                                        10. Meat Is Meat
                                                                                                        11. Sweet Love On My Mind
                                                                                                        12. Joba's Snake
                                                                                                        13. Bad Moon Rising
                                                                                                        14. Rhythm Of The Bell 2
                                                                                                        15. Hogs And Cuties (12" MIX)

                                                                                                        Disc: 3
                                                                                                        1. Ain't Taking A Chance
                                                                                                        2. So Sad
                                                                                                        3. Here's Johnny
                                                                                                        4. Mind Over Matter
                                                                                                        5. Acid And Psyam
                                                                                                        6. Sewertime Blues
                                                                                                        7. Return Of Ethel Merman
                                                                                                        8. Deep Dark Jungle
                                                                                                        9. Never Get Away
                                                                                                        10. I Bury The Living
                                                                                                        11. Vibrate
                                                                                                        12. Surf City
                                                                                                        13. The Edge (12" MIX)

                                                                                                        Disc: 4
                                                                                                        1. Go Buddy Go
                                                                                                        2. Midnight People
                                                                                                        3. Low Livin' Daddy
                                                                                                        4. Your Worst Nightmare
                                                                                                        5. Wildkat Ways
                                                                                                        6. Repo Man
                                                                                                        7. Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit
                                                                                                        8. Crack Me Up
                                                                                                        9. Shakey Snakey
                                                                                                        10. Psycho Kat
                                                                                                        11. Let's Go
                                                                                                        12. Revenge Of El Trio Los Bastardos
                                                                                                        13. Go Buddy Go (Wonkey Donkey MIX)
                                                                                                        14. Don't Touch The Bang Bang Fruit (Manky Monkey MIX)
                                                                                                        15. Dateless Nights
                                                                                                        16. Corpse Grinder

                                                                                                        Disc: 5
                                                                                                        1. Swamp Thing
                                                                                                        2. Electro11: The Revenge
                                                                                                        3. Sidewalk Psycho
                                                                                                        4. I'm Invisible Man
                                                                                                        5. She's My Baby Again
                                                                                                        6. Surfin' On Planet Zorch
                                                                                                        7. Spine Bender
                                                                                                        8. Dance Crazy Baby
                                                                                                        9. Rawhide
                                                                                                        10. Oxygen Dog
                                                                                                        11. Yellow Zone
                                                                                                        12. Meet Me At The Morgue
                                                                                                        13. Little Red Riding Hood 2

                                                                                                        Luke Haines

                                                                                                        Smash The System

                                                                                                          “Smash The System” is the first non-concept solo album by Luke Haines (The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder) in six years.

                                                                                                          Smash The System follows on from such critically acclaimed works as “Nine and a half psychedelic meditations on British wrestling from the late 1970s and early '80s” (2010), “New York In The '70s” (2014) and last year’s electronic “British Nuclear Bunkers”.

                                                                                                          Think “Hunky 'Dory” or Sabbath's eponymous debut played on pixiephones and Moog, Graham Bond Organisation and Haines' own 1996 classic “Baader Meinhof”, Or Sunn 0))) at the school disco with tunes.

                                                                                                          “Smash The System” pays homage to Marc Bolan, Vince Taylor, The Incredible String Band and Morris Dancing to name just a few as Haines makes a melodious return to his rock ‘n’ roll roots… 'Do you like the Monkees?' 


                                                                                                          What Are We Fighting For

                                                                                                            ‘What Are We Fighting For’ is the fifth album from Dodgy – Nigel Clark, Mathew Priest and Andy Miller – and their first new material since their lauded comeback reunion album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place (2012). Self-produced and mixed in Worcestershire, the album was produced by Nigel, and recorded and engineered by Dave 'Done' Draper at Tower Studios, Pershore.

                                                                                                            The album boasts the amazing Vanessa Wilson from Ultrasound on four tracks, including ‘What Are We Fighting For’ and ‘You Give Drugs A Bad Name’, two central tracks of the album.

                                                                                                            Influenced by July, Harmonium and Can and Nigel's new-found love of bands like Atlas Sound and White Fence, Dodgy believe ‘What Are We Fighting For’ is their best record. Fans include Cenzo Townshend (Florence, U2, Primal Scream), who demanded to mix some tracks; and Rob Da Bank, who offered Dodgy a slot at Bestival. Back in the 90s, Dodgy sold over a million records worldwide, released three albums and enjoyed 12 Top 40 singles, including 'Staying Out For The Summer' (recently used on the trailer for Top Gear), 'In A Room', 'If You’re Thinking Of Me' and 'Good Enough'.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. You Give Drugs A Bad Name
                                                                                                            2. Now Means Nothing
                                                                                                            3. California Gold
                                                                                                            4. Are You The One
                                                                                                            5. Is This Goodbye
                                                                                                            6. The Hills
                                                                                                            7. Never Stop
                                                                                                            8. Mended Heart
                                                                                                            9. Where I Shall Begin
                                                                                                            10. What Are We Fighting For


                                                                                                            Public Intellectual - An Anthology 1986-2016

                                                                                                              Scottish artist Momus – the performing alias for Nick Currie – has curated a fascinating body of work over the course of the last 30 years for labels such as Creation, Cherry Red, Analog Baroque and él. For thirty years, Momus has been releasing albums to critical success. In his lyrics and his other writing, he makes novel use of decontextualized pieces of continental (mostly French) philosophy, and has built up a personal world he says is "dominated by values like diversity, orientalism, and a respect for otherness." He seems fascinated by identity, Japan, Rome, the avant-garde, time travel and sex.

                                                                                                              Celebrating his 30th anniversary, Pubic Intellectual is the first Anthology to document Momus’ entire recorded output. Carefully compiled and annotated by the artist, with artwork by his chosen designer, this is a very personal statement. Included are many of Momus’ most acclaimed songs – such as ‘The Hairstyle Of The Devil’, ‘Lucky Like St. Sebastian’ and ‘Murderers, The Hope of Women’. Pubic Intellectual also draws on Momus’ most recent albums from the noughties, such as Bibliotek, Bambi, Turpsycore and Glyptothek.

                                                                                                              To celebrate the 30th anniversary of C86, Cherry Red release a sequel, in the shape of C87! Imagine if the NME had reconvened a year on from their original compilation? Well, that’s the inspiration for another 70+ tracks, ranging from well-known indie names to obscurities.None of the selections on C87 have been available on any of Cherry Red’s recent compilations. All tracks were recorded and/or released in the year or so following C86 (i.e. summer 1986 to the end of 1987).

                                                                                                              Disc 1 boasts bands whose first recordings were made in 86/87. Some of them – The House Of Love, The Shamen, The Darling Buds, The Inspiral Carpets, Cud, etc. – later enjoyed chart success. Others have since enjoyed cult status, including Kitchens Of Distinction, whose debut B-side ‘Escape!’ appears here for the first time; The Boy Hairdressers, who would soon evolve into Teenage Fanclub; The Vaselines, who were covered by Nirvana; and The Sea Urchins, who christened Sarah Records with the classic ‘Pristine Christine’. Discs 2 and 3 revisit many of the bands who graced the original C86 cassette, checking in on later recordings by the likes of The Bodines, The Wedding Present, Miaow, The Servants, The Wolfhounds, Mighty Mighty and McCarthy.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              DISC: 1
                                                                                                              1: Pristine Christine - THE SEA URCHINS
                                                                                                              2: Real Animal - THE HOUSE OF LOVE
                                                                                                              3: Poised Over The Pause Button - THIS POISON
                                                                                                              4: Son Of A Gun - THE VASELINES
                                                                                                              5: It's Not True - THE WONDER STUFF
                                                                                                              6: I, The Jury - THE HEART THROBS
                                                                                                              7: Get Out Of My Dream - THE CLOUDS
                                                                                                              8: Mind The Gap (Demo)* - CUD
                                                                                                              9: Young Till Yesterday - THE SHAMEN
                                                                                                              10: Spin (Flexidisc Version) - THE DARLING BUDS
                                                                                                              11: Escape - KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION
                                                                                                              12: Golden Shower - THE BOY HAIRDRESSERS
                                                                                                              13: My Grandfather's Cluck - THE GREAT LEAP FORWARD
                                                                                                              14: Now You're Gone (Demo) - THE INSPIRAL CARPETS
                                                                                                              15: Albert Hofmann - THE BACHELOR PAD
                                                                                                              16: Room Without A View - THE NIVENS
                                                                                                              17: I Could Be In Heaven - THE FLATMATES
                                                                                                              18: Good For Me - BLOW-UP
                                                                                                              19: Big Rock Candy Mountain - THE MOTORCYCLE BOY
                                                                                                              20: Old Joe - THE RAW HERBS
                                                                                                              21: These Animals Are Dangeroos - ROTE KAPELLE
                                                                                                              22: What A Performance - BOB
                                                                                                              23: Grey Skies Blue - THE SUBMARINES
                                                                                                              24: Don't Ask My Name - HANGMAN'S BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
                                                                                                              25: Downhill - THE WALTONES
                                                                                                              26: My Bay's Got Jet Lag - I, LUDICROUS

                                                                                                              DISC: 2
                                                                                                              1: Please Don't Sandblast My House - ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS
                                                                                                              2: My Favourite Dress - THE WEDDING PRESNT
                                                                                                              3: Paul Mc Cartney - LAUGH
                                                                                                              4: Hang Ten - THE SOUP DRAGONS
                                                                                                              5: We Found A Way To The Sun - THE PRIMITIVES
                                                                                                              6: The Anti Midas Touch - THE WOLFHOUNDS
                                                                                                              7: In A Mourning Town - BIFF BANG POW!
                                                                                                              8: Clear - THE BODINES
                                                                                                              9: Talulah Gosh - TALULAH GOSH
                                                                                                              10: Built Like A Car - MIGHTY MIGHTY
                                                                                                              11: Sweet Sweet Pie - POP WILL EAT ITSELF
                                                                                                              12: Frans Hals - McCARTHY
                                                                                                              13: Ask Johnny Dee - THE CHESTERFIELDS
                                                                                                              14: When It All Comes Down - MIAOW
                                                                                                              15: I Heard You The First Time - RAZORCUTS
                                                                                                              16: David Westlake - THE WORD AROUND TOWN
                                                                                                              17: Saint Lucy - GOL GAPPAS
                                                                                                              18: Brighter - THE RAILWAY CHILDREN
                                                                                                              19: The Day Before Tomorrow - BMX BANDITS
                                                                                                              20: Kick Me Again Jesus - A HOUSE
                                                                                                              21: Couldn't Get To Sleep - THE GROOVE FARM
                                                                                                              22: Please Please Please - BRILLIANT CORNERS
                                                                                                              23: Secret Goldfish - BABY LEMONADE
                                                                                                              24: Forever Steven - THE CORN DOLLIES
                                                                                                              25: Southern Fields - ROSEMARY'S CHILDREN

                                                                                                              DISC: 3
                                                                                                              1: Catbrain Walk - DOG FACED HERMANS
                                                                                                              2: Tupperware Stripper - STUMP
                                                                                                              3: Everything's Groovy - GAYE BYKERS ON ACID
                                                                                                              4: Tried And Tested Public Speaker - BOG-SHED
                                                                                                              5: Red Snake - A WITNESS
                                                                                                              6: New Breed - MACKENZIES
                                                                                                              7: Edith - THE SHRUBS
                                                                                                              8: Tears In The Gutter - STITCHED-BACK FOOT AIRMAN
                                                                                                              9: Like A Dolphin - 14 ICED BEARS
                                                                                                              10: I'm Up Here - JESSE GARON & THE DESPERADOES
                                                                                                              11: Love Scattered Lives - THE DESERT WOLVES
                                                                                                              12: What Went Wrong This Time - THE SIDDELEYS
                                                                                                              13: In My Room - THE WEATHER PROPHETS
                                                                                                              14: Beat Girl - THE WISHING STONES
                                                                                                              15: Man Overboard (Demo) - THE CARETAKER RACE
                                                                                                              16: Just Like Oliver Reed - THE DENTISTS
                                                                                                              17: We Three Kings Of Orient Aren't - JAMIE WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                              18: 10 Miles - PHIL WILSON
                                                                                                              19: Her Father's Son - EAST VILLAGE
                                                                                                              20: Sharon - YEAH JAZZ
                                                                                                              21: So Naive - THE ROSHIPS
                                                                                                              22: Made Up - THE HEPBURNS
                                                                                                              23: The Old Stone Bridge - EMILY

                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                              C86: RSD Double LP Edition

                                                                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                                                • Back in May/June 1986, the New Musical Express released one of their regular mail-order cassettes. Reflecting the latest trends in Indie music, C86 was a 22-track cassette which was inspired by the NME’s C81 tape from half a decade earlier.

                                                                                                                • Aside from a few name bands (The Pastels, Primal Scream, the Wedding Present, the Mighty Lemon Drops), most acts were relatively unknown beyond the back pages and gig listings of the weekly music press. A few hadn’t even issued a record!

                                                                                                                • C86 slowly but surely became the NME’s best-selling ever compilation, selling an estimated 40,000 copies and eventually being reissued on LP and cassette by Rough Trade the following year. C86 prompted a week of shows at the ICA and would come to embody a whole musical style and era.

                                                                                                                • C86 is now reissued on vinyl as a deluxe, gatefold sleeved double-LP edition. The music has been re-mastered, with better sound quality due to not being ‘groove crammed’, with picture inner sleeves depicting original artwork and photos and detailed sleeve-notes by C86 compiler Neil Taylor.

                                                                                                                • This long-overdue reissue follows the spectacular acclaim which followed Cherry Red’s 3-CD expanded edition of C86 in 2014.

                                                                                                                • C86 is now widely regarded as catching the birth of a certain type of Indie music…

                                                                                                                UK QUANTITY: 1000

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                DISC: 1
                                                                                                                1: Velocity Girl - Primal Scream
                                                                                                                2: Happy Head - The Mighty Lemon Drops
                                                                                                                3: Pleasantly Surprised - The Soup Dragons
                                                                                                                4: Feeling So Strange Again - The Wolfhounds
                                                                                                                5: Therese - The Bodines
                                                                                                                6: Law - Mighty Mighty
                                                                                                                7: Buffalo - Stump
                                                                                                                8: Run To The Temple - Bogshed
                                                                                                                9: Sharpened Sticks - A Witness
                                                                                                                10: Breaking Lines - The Pastels
                                                                                                                11: From Now On, This Will Be Your God - Age Of Chance
                                                                                                                DISC: 2
                                                                                                                1: It's Up To You - Shop Assistants
                                                                                                                2: Firestation Towers - Close Lobsters
                                                                                                                3: Sport Most Royal - Miaow
                                                                                                                4: I Hate Nerys Hughes (From My Heart) - Half Man Half Biscuit
                                                                                                                5: Transparent - The Servants
                                                                                                                6: Big Jim (There's No Pubs In Heaven) - MacKenzies
                                                                                                                7: New Way (Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology) - Big Flame
                                                                                                                8: Console Me - We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It
                                                                                                                9: Celestial City - McCarthy
                                                                                                                10: Bullfighter's Bones - The Shrubs
                                                                                                                11: This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer) - Wedding Present 


                                                                                                                The Machine Stops

                                                                                                                  Cherry Red Records are pleased to announce the release of the new album by the legendary Hawkwind, 'The Machine Stops'. A concept studio album and a live stage show, The Machine Stops is based on EM Forster's sci-fi classic. His dystopian vision of the future is brought to life with characteristic Hawkwind style.

                                                                                                                  An atmospheric, musical interpretation beginning in tunnels deep beneath the earth, where every need is controlled and catered for by the machine. The struggle to escape and find a way to reach the outer surface is a utopian dream, which could prove to be the most deadly dream of all. Forster's visionary masterpiece provides a chilling warning of the dangers of isolation, reliance on computer technology and the effects upon society.

                                                                                                                  The Fall

                                                                                                                  Wise Ol' Man EP

                                                                                                                    This 7 track EP features new tracks, remixes and alternate takes of songs from last year’s Sub-Lingual Tablet LP along with a reworking of ‘’No Xmas For John Quays.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1: Wise Ol' Man (Edit)
                                                                                                                    2: All Leave Cancelled
                                                                                                                    3: Dedication (Remix)
                                                                                                                    4: Wise Ol' Man (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                    5: Venice With Girls
                                                                                                                    6: Face Book Troll / No Xmas For John Quay
                                                                                                                    7: All Leave Cancelled (X)


                                                                                                                    A Simple Act Of Faith

                                                                                                                    Cymande (pronounced Sah-mahn-day) are a legendary funk group formed in 1971 in London by musicians from Guyana, Jamaica and Saint Vincent. Their name was derived from a calypso word for Dove, symbolizing peace and love.

                                                                                                                    The band were signed by producer John Schroeder to his Alaska label. Cymande went on to release three acclaimed albums in the early-to-mid 1970s, boasting much-sampled classics like ‘The Message’, ‘Bra’, ‘Dove’ and ‘Brothers On The Slide’.

                                                                                                                    Following some well-received reunion shows, Cymande are now back with their first album in four decades, reuniting original members such as Patrick Patterson and Steve Scipio with John Schroeder.

                                                                                                                    These 10 new songs were recorded in the UK, with the first sessions dating back to 2011. But despite its protracted development, the album boasts a unity which harks back to their 70s heyday!

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1: Everybody Turn Rasta
                                                                                                                    2: Do It (This Time With Feeling)
                                                                                                                    3: Crazy Game
                                                                                                                    4: Sea Of Tears
                                                                                                                    5: All Or Nothing
                                                                                                                    6: No Weeping
                                                                                                                    7: God's Highway
                                                                                                                    8: A Moment For Reflection
                                                                                                                    9: A Simple Act Of Faith
                                                                                                                    10: Everybody's Doing Alright

                                                                                                                    Luke Haines goes electronic, with an album was recorded using entirely analogue synthesizers.

                                                                                                                    A concept album set in the future where Great Britain has retreated to a vast and secret network of abandoned nuclear bunkers and prays to a piece of silverware, referred to as the 'New Pagan Sun'.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1: This Is The BBC
                                                                                                                    2: British Nuclear Bunkers
                                                                                                                    3: Camden Borough Council
                                                                                                                    4: Test Card Forever
                                                                                                                    5: Cold Field Morning Under Bliss
                                                                                                                    6: Bunker Funker
                                                                                                                    7: Pussywillow (Kids Song)
                                                                                                                    8: Mama Check The Radar At The Dada Station
                                                                                                                    9: New Pagan Sun
                                                                                                                    10: Deep Level Shelters Under London 


                                                                                                                    Dark Matter / Dark Energy

                                                                                                                      Fronted by charismatic singer John Robb, the Membranes formed in the wake of Punk in Blackpool in 1977. Membranes made a huge impact on the post-punk scene of the 1980s, with John Robb also establishing himself as a music journalist of note. John Peel was a huge supporter and bands as disparate as Mercury Rev, My Bloody Valentine and Big Black have cited them as an influence. After Membranes folded, John returned to the stage with Sensurround and most notably Goldblade, before rekindling Membranes a few years ago. Dark Matter/Dark Energy is the first Membranes album since 1989. It’s awash with their off-kilter mix of angular post-punk adventure, Krautrock-ish soundscapes and edginess. The album is inspired by a conversation with Joe Incandela, the head of the CERN project about the Higgs Boson particle (Joe is on one of the tracks). It’s all about the life and death of the universe; during recording, John Robb's father died and the album is also about him.

                                                                                                                      'Red Kite' is the much-anticipated new solo album by Saint Etienne’s lead singer Sarah Cracknell. Musically, 'Red Kite' has a sophisticated, pastoral feel, drawing on classic 60s pop with less of a dance music influence than Saint Etienne. Sarah has co-written all the songs bar one cover version, ‘The Mutineer’. It’s fanfared by new single ‘Nothing Left To Talk About’, an uplifting indie-pop duet with guest vocalist Nicky Wire of the Manic Street Preachers.

                                                                                                                      The album was recorded at Big Pink, Oxfordshire and in Cardiff in winter 2014 and early 2015, and is co-produced by Carwyn Ellis of Colorama.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      01. On The Swings
                                                                                                                      02. Nothing Left To Talk About (Feat Nicky Wire)
                                                                                                                      03. In The Dark
                                                                                                                      04. Ragdoll
                                                                                                                      05. Underneath The Stars
                                                                                                                      06. Hearts Are For Breaking
                                                                                                                      07. Take The Silver (ft. The Rails)
                                                                                                                      08. The Mutineer
                                                                                                                      09. I Close My Eyes
                                                                                                                      10. It’s Never Too Late
                                                                                                                      11. I Am Not Your Enemy
                                                                                                                      12. Favourite Chair

                                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                                      Live - Uurop VIII-XII Places In Sun & Winter, Son

                                                                                                                      The definitive English post-punk band? Probably! Formed in Manchester in 1976. The band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterized by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                                                      This live album has been collated from various gigs over the last three years.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1: Wings (With Bells)
                                                                                                                      2: Auto 2014 Chip Replace
                                                                                                                      3: Amorator
                                                                                                                      4: Jetplane
                                                                                                                      5: Irish
                                                                                                                      6: Cowboy George
                                                                                                                      7: Chino
                                                                                                                      8: Sir William Wray
                                                                                                                      9: Fifty Year Old Man
                                                                                                                      10: Wolf Kidult Man
                                                                                                                      11: Reformation
                                                                                                                      12: What About Us

                                                                                                                      Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                      Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                        The Inspiral Carpets – along with the Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays – made their name as part of the whole ‘Madchester’ scene, with a string of classic singles and a lucrative line in iconic T-shirts.

                                                                                                                        Between 1989 and 1995, the band notched up 15 hits and four Top 20 albums. In 2003, they re-formed and have been playing live ever since. In 2011, they reunited with original singer Stephen Holt. One of the LP’s highlights is the garage punk opus “Let You Down”, which boasts an amazing and unique cameo by special guest and legendary punk poet John Cooper Clarke!

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        CD / LP
                                                                                                                        1: Monochrome
                                                                                                                        2: Spitfire
                                                                                                                        3: You're So Good For Me
                                                                                                                        4: A To Z Of My Heart
                                                                                                                        5: Calling Out To You
                                                                                                                        6: Flying Like A Bird
                                                                                                                        7: Changes
                                                                                                                        8: Hey Now
                                                                                                                        9: Our Time
                                                                                                                        10: Forever Here
                                                                                                                        11: Let You Down
                                                                                                                        12: Human Shield

                                                                                                                        DVD - With CDVBRED639 Only
                                                                                                                        1: You’re So Good For Me (Rsd Mix) [Audio]
                                                                                                                        2: Head For The Sun [Audio]
                                                                                                                        3: Fix Your Smile [Audio]
                                                                                                                        4: Save Me [Audio]
                                                                                                                        5: Spitfire (Promo) [Video]
                                                                                                                        6: Butterfly (Fan Footage Version) [Video]
                                                                                                                        7: Band On The Wall Live Highlights [Video]

                                                                                                                        Dead Kennedys

                                                                                                                        Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

                                                                                                                          What more is there to say about this seminal album? A masterpiece of tight, political American punk rock and a cornerstone album in any punk or hardcore collection. Originally released in September 1980, ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ has been certified Gold by the BPI and continues to be discovered and rediscovered by young and old alike.

                                                                                                                          “One of the most fiery, politically explosive diatribes you are ever likely to hear...” - Q

                                                                                                                          "One of the finest slabs of rant 'n' roll ever made…" - Kerrang!

                                                                                                                          Classic 1981 album pressed for the first time on 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                          Complete with original double sided poster and 2 x 7” sleeve replica prints

                                                                                                                          Cut from the most recent masters.

                                                                                                                          Contains ‘Holiday In Cambodia’, ‘Kill The Poor’ and ‘California Uber Alles’.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1: Kill The Poor
                                                                                                                          2: Forward To Death
                                                                                                                          3: When Ya Get Drafted
                                                                                                                          4: Let's Lynch The Landlord
                                                                                                                          5: Drug Me
                                                                                                                          6: Your Emotions
                                                                                                                          7: Chemical Warfare
                                                                                                                          8: California Uber Alles
                                                                                                                          9: I Kill Children
                                                                                                                          10: Stealing People's Mail
                                                                                                                          11: Funland At The Beach
                                                                                                                          12: Ill In The Head
                                                                                                                          13: Holiday In Cambodia
                                                                                                                          14: Viva Las Vegas

                                                                                                                          Inspiral Carpets

                                                                                                                          Dung 4 - Expanded Edition

                                                                                                                            Between 1989 and 1995, the band notched up 15 hits and four Top 20 albums before disbanding. In 2003, they re-formed and have been playing sporadically ever since. In 2011, they reunited with original singer Stephen Holt and are now working on a brand new album for Cherry Red – their first for two decades.

                                                                                                                            Back in mid-1989, after the Inspirals had launched their own Cow label, they released the mail-order cassette DUNG 4. This album’s worth of demos had been recorded around New Year’s 1987, boasting unique songs as well as versions of tracks which they later re-recorded. Dung 4 went on to sell some 8,000 copies but has never been reissued on vinyl or CD.

                                                                                                                            Officially sanctioned by the Inspirals and remastered with help from their organist Clint Boon, Dung 4 is now expanded with the addition of four tracks from their earlier demo tape, Cow, recorded in May 1987

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. KEEP THE CIRCLE AROUND
                                                                                                                            2. SEEDS OF DOUBT
                                                                                                                            3. JOE
                                                                                                                            4. CAUSEWAY
                                                                                                                            5. INSIDE MY HEAD
                                                                                                                            6. SUN DON'T SHINE
                                                                                                                            7. THEME FROM COW
                                                                                                                            8. BUTTERFLY
                                                                                                                            9. 26
                                                                                                                            10. GARAGE FULL OF FLOWERS
                                                                                                                            11. 96 TEARS
                                                                                                                            12. HEAD FOR THE SUN
                                                                                                                            13. NOW YOU'RE GONE
                                                                                                                            14. WHISKEY
                                                                                                                            15. LOVE CAN NEVER LOSE ITS OWN

                                                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                                                            The Remainder EP

                                                                                                                              Formed in Manchester in 1976, the band has existed in some form ever since, and is essentially built around its founder and only constant member Mark E. Smith. Initially associated with the punk movement of the late 1970s, the group's music has gone through several stylistic changes over the years, but is often characterized by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, and is always underpinned by Smith's distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

                                                                                                                              The band were long-associated with BBC disc jockey John Peel, who championed them from early on in their career and cited The Fall as his favourite band, famously explaining, "They are always different; they are always the same.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. The Remainderer
                                                                                                                              2. Amorator!
                                                                                                                              3. Mister Rode
                                                                                                                              4. Rememberance R
                                                                                                                              5. Say Mama / Race With The Devil
                                                                                                                              6. Touchy Pad

                                                                                                                              The Free Design

                                                                                                                              The Best Of Free Design

                                                                                                                                This compilation draws from the Free Design's six albums recorded for the Project 3 label, as well as their rare "There Is A Song" LP. Although they had no hits at the time their music lives on, influencing acts from Stereolab to the High Llamas. Annotated track listing by Chris Dedrick.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. CHORALE
                                                                                                                                2. KITES ARE FUN
                                                                                                                                3. BUBBLES
                                                                                                                                4. I FOUND MY LOVE
                                                                                                                                5. MY BROTHER WOODY
                                                                                                                                6. NEVER TELL THE WORLD
                                                                                                                                7. LOVE ME
                                                                                                                                8. LOVE YOU
                                                                                                                                9. I WANNA BE THERE
                                                                                                                                10. DANIEL DOLPHIN
                                                                                                                                11. STARLIGHT
                                                                                                                                12. 2002 A HIT SONG
                                                                                                                                13. CHILDREN'S WALTZ
                                                                                                                                14. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
                                                                                                                                15. ONE BY ONE
                                                                                                                                16. YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE
                                                                                                                                17. YOU COULD BE BORN AGAIN
                                                                                                                                18. KIJE'S OUIJA
                                                                                                                                19. LOVE DOES NOT DIE
                                                                                                                                20. TOMORROW IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE

                                                                                                                                “Rock And Roll Animals” is a psychedelic story for grown-ups (and children). Jimmy Pursey is a frisky fox; Nick Lowe – a solid badger and Gene Vincent – a cat who's seen a bit more of life than most of us. Three furry freaks. Three Rock n Roll animals. The fable of our four-pawed shamen is narrated by the good folk of Magic Town.

                                                                                                                                This is a story of righteous rock n roll and how our three rock n roll animal friends, when not frolicking in the undergrowth, do battle with their most unrighteous nemesis – a fuck ugly bird (from Tyneside) made of steel and wire called The Angel Of The North.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. MAGIC TOWN
                                                                                                                                2. MAGIC INTERLUDE 1
                                                                                                                                3. ROCK N ROLL ANIMALS
                                                                                                                                4. A BADGER CALLED NICK LOWE
                                                                                                                                5. THREE FRENDZ
                                                                                                                                6. GENE VINCENT
                                                                                                                                7. MAGIC INTERLUDE 2
                                                                                                                                8. THE BIRDS... THE BIRDS
                                                                                                                                9. ANGEL OF THE NORTH
                                                                                                                                10. WE DO...
                                                                                                                                11. FROM HERSHAM TO HEAVEN
                                                                                                                                12. ROCK N ROLL ANIMALS IN SPACE

                                                                                                                                The Fall


                                                                                                                                  A natural progression from “Ersatz GB”, “Re-Mit” is awash in bass and drum lead grooves, off kilter modern psyk and tense guitar pop, and features some of Mark E Smith's most arresting deliveries to date. The line-up remains the same as “Ersatz GB”, which performed very well worldwide and the band will be heading out on a full UK tour to promote the album throughout the month.

                                                                                                                                  The set contains 'Sir William Wray' and 'Hittite Man', which featured in different guises on the very popular Record Store Day single.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. No Respects (Intro)
                                                                                                                                  2. Sir William Wray
                                                                                                                                  3. Kinder Of Spine
                                                                                                                                  4. Noise
                                                                                                                                  5. Hittite Man
                                                                                                                                  6. Pre-MDMA Years
                                                                                                                                  7. No Respects Rev.
                                                                                                                                  8. Victrola Time
                                                                                                                                  9. Irish
                                                                                                                                  10. Jetplane
                                                                                                                                  11. Jam Song
                                                                                                                                  12. Loadstones

                                                                                                                                  Television Personalities

                                                                                                                                  Part-Time Punks - The Very Best Of

                                                                                                                                    The album features nine singles and selected tracks from five of their most celebrated albums.

                                                                                                                                    Sleeve notes are written by the TVP's biggest fan, Alan McGee.

                                                                                                                                    Emerging from the punk/indie explosion of the late seventies and a career spanning more than 15 years, Television Personalities have become the band to define Indie Pop!

                                                                                                                                    Tracey Thorn

                                                                                                                                    A Distant Shore

                                                                                                                                      Cherry Red reissue Thorn's post-Marine Girls, pre-Everything But The Girl debut solo LP. It's just Tracey, an acoustic guitar, a bit of echo and a few overdubs, which shows off her amazing song writing talent (lyrically and musically) even more than if the tracks had been tarted up with extra instrumentation. The album includes "Plain Sailing", "Small Town Girl", "Dreamy", "Simply Couldn't Care", "Too Happy" etc. One of my favourite early 80s LPs. Tracey Thorn is a genius!!

                                                                                                                                      Dead Kennedys

                                                                                                                                      Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables

                                                                                                                                        One of America's defining hardcore punk outfits the Dead Kennedys merged their revolutionary politics with their music. Formed in 1978 in San Francisco when Jello Biafra and bassist Klaus Flouride joined up with guitarist East Bay Ray, within a year the band released their first independent single, "California Uber Alles" and the classic second single, "Holiday in Cambodia". Both feature here on their 1980 debut album, "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables". It was their defining release!

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