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Altered Images

Happy Birthday - (Deluxe 2CD Edition)

    Released in September 1981, Altered Images’ debut album featured the band’s biggest single, “Happy Birthday”, which peaked at number 2, produced by Martin Rushent (Human League, Stranglers, Buzzcocks). The remainder of the album was produced by Steven Severin, co-founder of Siouxsie and The Banshees, and went on to earn a Silver Disc, selling in excess of 60,000 copies.

    In this very special 2CD set, CD1 features the original album, while bonus CD2 contains the non-album A-side “Dead Pop Stars”, five non-album B-sides (including a cover of T. Rex’s “Jeepster”), an extended 12” version, a single edit, and two tracks from a FlexiPop magazine flexi-disc.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD 1

    1. Intro: Happy Birthday
    2. Love And Kisses
    3. Real Toys
    4. Idols
    5. Legionnaire
    6. Faithless
    7. Beckoning Strings
    8. Happy Birthday
    9. Midnight
    10. A Day’s Wait
    11. Leave Me Alone
    12. Insects
    13. Outro: Happy Birthday

    CD2: BONUS DISC

    1. Dead Pop Stars
    2. Sentimental
    3. Leave Me Alone [early Version]
    4. A Day’s Wait [7" Edit]
    5. Who Cares
    6. Happy Birthday [Dance Mix]
    7. So We Go Whispering
    8. Jeepster
    9. Real Toys [new Version]
    10. Happy New Year

    Altered Images

    Pinky Blue (2CD Deluxe Gatefold Packaging)

      Released in May 1982, Altered Images’ second album features one the band’s biggest singles, “I Could Be Happy”, which peaked at number 7. It also contains the singles “See Those Eyes” and “Pinky Blue”, as well as their cover of Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue”. The album was produced by Martin Rushent (Human League, Stranglers, Buzzcocks), and went on to earn a Silver Disc, selling in excess of 60,000 copies.

      In this very special 2CD set, CD1 features the original album, while bonus CD2 contains three non-album B-sides, three extended 12” versions and the 7” single edit of “I Could Be Happy”.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD1: PINKY BLUE

      1. Pinky Blue
      2. See Those Eyes
      3. Forgotten
      4. Little Brown Head
      5. See You Later
      6. Song Sung Blue
      7. Funny Funny Me
      8. Think That It Might
      9. I Could Be Happy
      10. Jump Jump
      11. Goodnight And I Wish

      CD2: BONUS DISC

      1. I Could Be Happy [7” Version]
      2. Insects [re-record]
      3. Disco Pop Stars
      4. See Those Eyes [Long Version]
      5. How About That Then (I've Missed My Train)
      6. Pinky Blue [Dance Mix]
      7. Jump Jump – Think That It Might [Segued Dance Mix]

      Brett Anderson

      Collected Solo Work

        Bringing together all four of Brett’s solo albums to date -‘Brett Anderson’ (2007), ‘Wilderness’ (2008), ‘Slow Attack’ (2009) and ‘Black Rainbows’ (2011) -plus a host of rare B-sides and bonus tracks and a live disc of shows in Berlin (2010) and London (2011), the music comes accompanied by annotations on the studio albums by Brett.

        TRACK LISTING

        CD1: Love Is Dead
        1. Love Is Dead
        2. One Lazy Morning
        3. Dust And Rain
        4. Intimacy
        5. To The Winter
        6. Scorpio Rising
        7. The Infinite Kiss
        8. Colour Of The Night
        9. The More We Possess The Less We Own Of Ourselves
        10. Ebony
        11. Song For My Father
        12. Clowns [First Version]
        13. We Can Be Anyone
        14. Mother Night
        15. Elegant
        16. Love Is Dead [Live At Bush Hall]
        17. Clowns [Live At Bush Hall]

        CD2: Wilderness
        1. A Different Place
        2. The Empress
        3. Clowns
        4. Chinese Whispers
        5. Blessed
        6. Funeral Mantra
        7. Back To You
        8. Knife Edge
        9. P. Marius
        10. Symmetry
        11. Love Is Dead [Acoustic]
        12. Song For My Father [Acoustic]
        13. Back To You [Acoustic]
        14. Ebony [Acoustic]
        15. The Infinite Kiss [Acoustic]
        16. Love Is Dead [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
        17. Song For My Father [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
        18. Clowns [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
        19. To The Winter [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
        20. Back To You [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]

        CD3: Slow Attack
        1. Hymn
        2. Wheatfields
        3. The Hunted
        4. Frozen Roads
        5. Summer
        6. Pretty Widows
        7. The Swans
        8. Ashes Of Us
        9. Scarecrows And Lilacs
        10. Julian's Eyes
        11. Leave Me Sleeping
        12. With You Within You
        13. Forest Lullaby

        CD4: Black Rainbows
        1. Unsung
        2. Brittle Heart
        3. Crash About To Happen
        4. I Count The Times
        5. The Exiles
        6. This Must Be Where It Ends
        7. Actors
        8. In The House Of Numbers
        9. Thin Men Dancing
        10. Possession
        11. Unstoppable
        12. Savage Dance
        13. Isolation
        13. Brittle Heart [Radio Edit]
        14. Brittle Heart [Instrumental]

        CD5: Live 2010/2011
        1. Unsung
        2. Wheatfields
        3. The Exiles
        4. Actors
        5. Ashes Of Us
        6. The Hunted
        7. Julian’s Eyes
        8. Thin Men Dancing
        9. Possession
        10. In The House Of Numbers
        11. The Swans
        12. Brittle Heart
        13. Scarecrows & Lilacs
        14. Frozen Roads
        15. Leave Me Sleeping
        16. Chinese Whispers
        17. A Different Place
        18. Funeral Mantra

        That Petrol Emotion

        Every Beginning Has A Future: An Anthology 1984-1994

          Originally a Northern Irish, London based quintet with an American singer, the band got together following the demise of Top 40 hitmakers and John Peel favourites The Undertones, their name inspired by the title of a song by another Derry outfit, Bam Bam & The Calling. Too late for Punk, too early for Grunge, That Petrol Emotion's output merged well-written melodic tunes with political statement. Sleeve artwork became informative newsletters. Singles and albums received rapturous reviews, gigs were sold-out joyous affairs. Later recordings bought in elements of hip-hop and Celtic folk. The band were always difficult to categorise and impossible to load onto a bandwagon, although no one could accuse the band of dabbling. As this collection shows, across the course of their ten years together, the quality of their songwriting never let up.

          “Their music is in a constant, latently violent, state of flux, sometimes overloaded, sometimes taut and splintered: a different kind of tension. For That Petrol Emotion, pop music is certainly not enough...They want to burn, to beat out a music that redefines itself, extends the boundaries.” Sean O’Hagan, NME, 1986 The choice of the word 'burn' in Sean O'Hagan's piece for the NME is a common theme in articles about That Petrol Emotion. Words like 'incendiary' and 'subversive' were often bandied about, although that key phrase 'pop music' is equally if not more important.

          And it has been said you can judge a band by their choice of cover versions - within these seven discs are the band's take on songs by Captain Beefheart, Pere Ubu, War, Hamilton Bohannon, Can, Neil Young, The Beatles, The Membranes, Leonard Cohen and Iggy Pop. Perhaps the most extraordinary fact about That Petrol Emotion is no one has seen fit to compile all or some of their works - that is until now. With full co-operation from the band, this comprehensive 121 track 7 CD collection brings together all five of their studio albums plus a typically energy-packed live recording from May 1994. It celebrates a body of work that has stood the test of time and - all these years later - undoubtedly still deserves a wider audience.

          TRACK LISTING

          Disc One: Manic Pop Thrill (1985 - 86)
          1. Fleshprint
          2. Can't Stop
          3. Lifeblood
          4. Natural Kind Of Joy
          5. It's A Good Thing
          6. Circusville
          7. Mouth Crazy
          8. Tightlipped
          9. A Million Miles Away
          10. Lettuce
          11. Cheapskate
          12. Blindspot
          13. Keen
          14. Zig-Zag Wanderer
          15. V2
          16. The Deadbeat
          17. Mine
          18. Jesus Says
          19. Non-Alignment Pact (Live At The Electric Ballroom, May 22nd 1986)

          Disc Two: Babble (1987)
          1. Swamp
          2. Spin Cycle
          3. For What It's Worth
          4. Big Decision
          5. Static 6. Split!
          7. Belly Bugs
          8. In The Playpen
          9. Inside
          10. Chester Burnette
          11. Creeping To The Cross
          12. Big Decision (Extended Version)
          13. Soul Deep
          14. Big Decision (Jet Fuel Mix)
          15. Swamp (Extended Remix)
          16. Creeping To The Cross (Shorter & Better)
          17. Dance Your Ass Off
          18. Swamp (Live, May 1987)
          19. Me And Baby Brother (Live, May 1987)
          20. Creeping To The Cross (Live, May 1987)
          21. Genius Move
          22. Party Games

          Disc Three: End Of The Millennium Psychosis Blues (1988-89)
          1. Sooner Or Later
          2. Every Little Bit
          3. Cellophane
          4. Candy Love Satellite
          5. Here It Is...Take It!
          6. The Price Of My Soul
          7. Groove Check
          8. The Bottom Line
          9. Tension
          10. Tired Shattered Man
          11. Goggle Box
          12. Under The Sky
          13. Think Of A Woman
          14. Hot Head
          15. Groove Check (10" Mix)
          16. Chemicrazy
          17. Under The Sky (Live)
          18. Genius Move (Live)
          19. Mother Sky (Live)

          Disc Four: Chemicrazy (Part 1 - 1990)
          1. Hey Venus
          2. Blue To Black
          3. Mess Of Words
          4. Sensitize
          5. Another Day
          6. Gnaw Mark
          7. Scum Surfin'
          8. Compulsion
          9. Tingle
          10. Head Staggered
          11. Abandon
          12. Sweet Shiver Burn
          13. Jewel
          14. Abandon (Boy's Own Mix)
          15. Fat Mouth Creed

          Disc Five: Chemicrazy (Part 2 1990 - 91)
          1. Chemicrazy (Revitalized)
          2. Cinnamon Girl
          3. Groove Check (Check This Groove Out)
          4. Hey Venus (Mad Thatcher Disease Mix) [Long Version]
          5. Light & Shade
          6. Tingle (Hard Boppin' Mix)
          7. Hey Bulldog (Live)
          8. Head Staggered (Live At The Whiskey L.A.)
          9. Scum Surfin' (Live At The Whiskey L.A.)
          10. Everybody's Goin' Triple Bad Acid Yeah!
          11. Stories Of The Street

          Disc Six: Fireproof (1993)
          1. Detonate My Dreams
          2. Catch A Fire
          3. Last Of The True Believers
          4. Too Late Blues
          5. 7th Wave
          6. Infinite Thrill
          7. Speed Of Light
          8. Shangri-La
          9. Heartbeat Mosaic
          10. Metal Mystery
          11. Everlasting Breath (Demo)
          12. Last Of The True Believers (Alternative Version)
          13. Detonate My Dreams (Alternative Version)
          14. Blue To Black (Franz Treichler Remix)
          15. Big Human Thing (Demo)
          16. Fun Time
          17. Little Big Man
          18. Chrome

          Disc Seven: Final Flame (Fire, Detonation & Sublime Chaos) (1994).
          1. Catch A Fire (Live, May 1994)
          2. Infinite Thrill (Live, May 1994)
          3. Shangri-La (Live, May 1994)
          4. Genius Move (Live, May 1994)
          5. It's A Good Thing (Live, May 1994)
          6. Hey Venus (Live, May 1994)
          7. Sensitize (Live, May 1994)
          8. Tingle (Live, May 1994)
          9. Head Staggered (Live, May 1994)
          10. Detonate My Dreams (Live, May 1994)
          11. Mouth Crazy (Live, May 1994)
          12. Big Decision (Live, May 1994)
          13. Sweet Shiver Burn (Live, May 1994)
          14. Abandon (Live, May 1994)
          15. Chemicrazy (Live, May 1994)
          16. Blue To Black (Live, May 1994)
          17. Scum Surfin' (Live, May 1994)

          Bernard Butler

          People Move On - Deluxe 4CD Media Book Edition

            In 1994 Bernard Butler left Suede at the end of the lengthy recording sessions for the band’s second album, the acknowledged classic that is “Dog Man Star”, which he cowrote. His first project was to join forces with singer David McAlmont record the album “The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler”, which was released in November 1995. It featured the Top 10 single “Yes” and the follow-up “You Do”.

            In 1997, Alan McGee signed Bernard up to Creation Records, and he set about recording his first solo album, playing all the instruments himself, except for the drums and strings. Released in April 1998, the album was a critical and commercial success, reaching # 11 in the UK album charts and features the hit singles “Stay”, “Not Alone” and “Change Of Heart”.

            When approached about contributing to this reissue in 2021, Bernard decided that he wanted to re-record all the vocals, for both the album and the B-sides. He has also added the occasional guitar overdub. The new vocals can be found on CD2 and 3. CD4 features some gems from Bernard’s own archives: demos, a rehearsal, solo live tracks, and a selection of fascinating outtakes from the string sessions.

            The 28 page book is extensively annotated by Bernard himself, and also contains all the lyrics plus photos from Bernard’s own collection plus unpublished recording session photos from photographer Jill Furmanovsky.

            TRACK LISTING

            Disc 1:
            People Move On
            1. Woman I Know
            2. You Just Know
            3. People Move On
            4. A Change Of Heart
            5. Autograph
            6. You Light The Fire
            7. Not Alone
            8. When You Grow
            9. You've Got What It Takes
            10. Stay
            11. In Vain
            12. I'm Tired
            Disc 2:
            People Move On [2021 Vocals]
            1. Woman I Know
            2. You Just Know
            3. People Move On
            4. A Change Of Heart
            5. Autograph
            6. You Light The Fire
            7. Not Alone
            8. When You Grow
            9. You've Got What It Takes
            10. Stay
            11. In Vain
            12. I'm Tired
            Disc 3:
            B-Sides
            1. Hotel Splendide
            2. The Sea
            3. Bye Bye
            4. It's Alright
            5. My Domain
            6. More Than I Thought
            B-Sides [2021 Vocals]
            7. Hotel Splendide
            8. The Sea
            9. Bye Bye
            10. Bye Bye (Marrakesh)
            11. It's Alright
            12. My Domain
            13. More Than I Thought
            Disc 4:
            Domfront Demos
            1. Woman I Know
            2. In Vain
            3. You've Got What It Takes
            4. Bye Bye
            5. Friends & Lovers
            Benwell Road Rehearsal
            6. People Move On
            7. You Just Know
            8. Autograph
            Upstairs At The Garage
            9. People Move On
            10. Stay
            11. I’m Tired
            String Sessions
            12. Woman I Know
            13. When You Grow
            14. A Change Of Heart
            15. A Change Of Heart (Bollywood)
            16. Not Alone
            17. Not Alone (Psycho)
            18. The Sea 

            The Creation

            Creation Theory

              Alan McGee was such a big fan of The Creation that he named his record label after the band, and named his own band after one of their songs – Biff Bang Pow. The Creation was formed in 1966 from beat combo The Mark Four, and was quickly signed to a production deal with Shel Talmy, The Who’s producer.

              The first release was the urgent “Making Time”, which featured guitarist Eddie Phillips playing his guitar with a violin bow, two years before Jimmy Page started doing so. Whilst very popular in Germany, UK success largely eluded the band, and after a number of non-charting singles and line-up changes (including Ron Wood), the band broke up in 1968 without ever having released an album.

              Phillips and lead vocalist Kenny Pickett recorded an album in 1987 that remained unreleased until 2004, and in 1995, following reunion concerts at Harlesden’s Mean Fiddler, Alan McGee and Joe Foster managed to persuade the original line-up to record a new album, for release on Creation Records.

              Compiled with the assistance of Eddie Phillips himself, this limited edition deluxe media book presents a chronological history of the band. The four CDs include all eight single sides by The Mark Four (and three live reunion recordings from 1985), all of The Creation’s legendary recordings for Shel Talmy, in both mono and brand new stereo mixes, the 1987 album and the Creation Records album, and some solo recordings by Eddie from 1990 and 2011.

              The DVD features a lengthy new interview with Eddie, filmed in October 2016, five songs from The Creation’s two live appearances on the legendary German 60s TV show “Beat Beat Beat” (from the original tapes, three songs appear on DVD for the first time), and 21 songs from the band’s two reunion concerts at the Mean Fiddler in the 90s.

              TRACK LISTING

              CD 1:
              Rock Around The Clock
              Slow Down
              Try It Baby
              Crazy Country Hop
              Hurt Me If You Will
              I'm Leaving
              Work All Day (Sleep All Night)
              Going Down Fast
              Making Time
              Try And Stop Me
              Painter Man
              Biff Bang Pow
              Sylvette
              If I Stay Too Long
              Nightmares
              Cool Jerk
              Like A Rolling Stone
              Can I Join Your Band
              Hey Joe
              Life Is Just Beginning
              Through My Eyes
              How Does It Feel To Feel [UK Version]
              Tom Tom
              How Does It Feel To Feel [US Version]
              I Am The Walker / Ostrich Man / Sweet Helen

              CD 2:
              Midway Down
              The Girls Are Naked
              Bony Moronie
              Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
              For All That I Am
              Uncle Bert
              Making Time [instrumental]
              Painter Man
              Biff Bang Pow
              Sylvette [full length]
              If I Stay Too Long
              Nightmares
              Cool Jerk
              Like A Rolling Stone
              Can I Join Your Band 
              Hey Joe
              Life Is Just Beginning
              Through My Eyes
              How Does It Feel To Feel [UK Version]
              TomTom
              How Does It Feel To Feel [US Version]
              Midway Down / For All That I Am
              Instrumental # 1
              How Does It Feel To Feel [instrumental]
              CD 3:
              Hurt Me If You Will
              Got My Mojo Workin'
              That's How Strong My Love Is
              Lay The Ghost 
              Psychedelic Rose
              Radio Beautiful
              United
              Doing It My Way
              Making Time [new Version]
              Far From Paradise
              White Knight
              Spirit Called Love
              The Jimi Hendrix Trilogy

              CD 4:
              Creation
              Power Surge
              Someone's Gonna Bleed 
              Shock Horror
              That's How I Found Love
              Killing Song
              Nobody Wants To Know
              City Life
              English Language
              Free Men Live Forever
              Ghost Division
              O+N
              Woodstock Daze
              Good Times

              DVD:
              Eddie Phillips Interview
              Making Time
              I'm A Man
              That's How Strong My Love Is
              Try And Stop Me
              Painter Man
              Try And Stop Me
              Life Is Just Beginning
              I'm A Man
              Nightmares
              If I Stay Too Long
              Batman
              Biff Bang Pow
              Try And Stop Me
              Life Is Just Beginning
              I'm A Man 
              Nightmares
              If I Stay Too Long
              Hey Joe
              Making Time
              Creation
              Power Surge
              Tom Tom 
              That's How Strong My Love Is
              How Does It Feel To Feel
              Painter Man
              Biff Bang Pow

              Martin Carthy With Dave Swarbrick

              Selections

                Two giants of the English folk scene with a canny selection of tracks from their early years together. Carthy has never been better than on "Lucy Wan", "Davy Lowston" and the equally haunting "Long Lankin" all songs dripping in blood and death. The understanding between the two players is there for all to see and the intervening years has simply enhanced these tracks.


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