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Fuse - 2024 Reissue

    Whilst the release of 1989's ‘Self-Non-Self’ EP represented an introduction to the band for many (John Peel among them) Cranes had quietly made their debut with the release of the ‘Fuse’ cassette in 1986 on local Portsmouth label Bite Back!

    Infamous among hardcore fans, the recordings have been largely unavailable since release (‘Fuse’ made an appearance as a bonus track in later years) with the original tape changing hands on-line at a premium.

    Remastered at Abbey Road and with the addition of the previously unreleased ‘New Liberty’ (a song originally slated for inclusion on ‘Self-Non-Self’) this release will be the first time the music has been widely available since its initial release.

    ‘Fuse’ is the 2nd release from the band’s archive following the recent release of their ‘BBC Peel Sessions’ and prefaces the promise of new music to come.

    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    Pillow Panther
    Fuse (Original Version)
    Valentine
    Gas-Ring

    Side B
    1. Things That I Like
    2. Wrench
    3. Fracture
    4. New Liberty

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    John Peel Sessions 1989-1990

      The first in a series of archival releases from Cranes, the band’s John Peel Sessions are collected for the first time.

      Formed in mid-1980’s Portsmouth by the brother & sister duo of Jim Shaw (drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, programmer) & Alison Shaw (vocalist, guitarist, bassist), Cranes first appeared in 1986 with Fuse, a self-released & now highly sought-after cassette of demos.

      Their debut album ‘Self-Non-Self’ followed in 1989, catching the attention of legendary DJ John Peel, who invited them to record two sessions for his show in 1989 & 1990, the second seeing Mark Francombe (guitarist, keyboardist, bassist) & Matt Cope (guitarist) join ranks to form the line-up who would go on to record multiple albums for Dedicated including the much-loved album, ‘Forever’, which enjoys it’s 30th anniversary this year.

      Cranes are releasing John Peel Sessions (1989-1990) on their own Dadaphonic label. The first in a series of archival releases, this compilation features original artwork by fêted 4AD & v23 sleeve designer Chris Bigg (Pixies, Cocteau Twins, The Breeders).

      John Peel Sessions (1989-1990) will be available on black vinyl and as a highly-limited Dinked Archive Edition pressed on silver vinyl with an exclusive 12”x12” print of alternate artwork and Obi Strip.


      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      E.G. Shining
      Focus Breathe
      Starblood
      Til Tomorrow
      Side B
      Da Da 331
      Give
      Inescapable


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