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Following on from 2012’s acclaimed “Fame” Post-Punk & 2015's "Perfect Motion" Psychedelic-Baggy 1988-93 compilations, Jon Savage decided to focus upon Electronic music from the Post-Punk era 1978-82 & has compiled an album that takes in Disco, proto-techno & experimental sounds..

This compilation is selected and curated by renowned cultural commentator, writer and film-maker Jon Savage. Amongst many highly revered projects Jon has produced the definitive work on Punk Rock in “England's Dreaming” and the documentary & book “Teenage” The Creation of Youth, 1875 - 1945. He is also the biographer of Joy Division & author of the top 10 Sunday Times best seller "This Searing Light, The Sun & Everything Else" The Oral History Of Joy Division in 2019.

Includes rare tracks & full length 12" versions

Re-mastered with care & attention from the very best available audio sources for maximum listening pleasure.. 

TRACK LISTING

A1. The Droids - Do You Have The Force ? 3"25
A2. Sylvia Love - Extraterrestrial Lover 6"59
A3. Transvolta - Disco Computer 6"50
A4. Rayon Laser - Funky Meteor 2"40
B1. Harry Thurmann - Underwater (12" Version) 6"05
B2. Slick - Space Bass (12" Version) 7"06
B3. Suicide - Mr Ray 5"14
B4. The Flying Lizards - Steam Away 4"48
C1. BGM / And 4"36
C2. Monoton - Shortwavetransmission 3"03
C3. The Sea Of Wires - Seascape 12"10
D1. Cabaret Voltaire - Invocation 6"24
D2. A Number Of Names  - Sharevari 5"30
D3. Homenaje A Patrick Cowley 10"07

Jon Savage

This Searing Light, The Sun And Everything Else - Joy Division: The Oral History

    Jon Savage's magisterial oral history is the last word on Joy Division and a must-read for any fan.

    Joy Division emerged in the mid-70s at the start of a two-decades long Manchester scene that was to become much mythologised. It was then a city still labouring in the wake of the war and entering a phase of huge social and physical change, and something of this spirit made its way into the DNA of the band. Over the course of two albums, a handful of other seminal releases, and some legendary gigs, Joy Division became the most successful and exciting underground band of their generation. Then, on the brink of a tour to America, Ian Curtis took his own life.

    In This searing light, the sun and everything else, Jon Savage has assembled three decades worth of interviews with the principle players in the Joy Division story: Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Deborah Curtis, Peter Saville, Tony Wilson, Paul Morley, Alan Hempsall, Lesley Gilbert, Terry Mason, Anik Honore, and many more. It is the story of how a band resurrected a city, how they came together in circumstances that are both accidental and extraordinary, and how their music galvanised a generation of fans, artists and musicians. It is a classic story of how young men armed with electric guitars and good taste in literature can change the world with four chords and three-and-a-half minutes of music. And it is the story of how illness and demons can rob the world of a shamanic lead singer and visionary lyricist.

    This searing light, the sun and everything else presents the history of Joy Division in an intimate and candid way, as orchestrated by the lodestar of British music writing, Jon Savage.

    Jon Savage

    England's Dreaming: Sex Pistols & Punk Rock

      Jon Savage's Ralph Gleason Award-winning England's Dreaming is the ultimate book on punk, its progenitors, the Sex Pistols, and their time: the late 1970s. Full of anedcote, insight, and exclusive interviews, it tells the sensational story of the meteoric rise and rapid decline of the last great rock'n'roll band and the cultural moment they came to define. The critical reputation of England's Dreaming has grown over the past decade and a half, and now it joins the Faber Modern Classics list. This updated edition includes a brand new foreword by Johnny Marr, an account of the Sex Pistols 1996 reunion, and a comprehensively updated discography.

      Jon Savage

      1966: The Year The Decade Exploded

        The pop world accelerated and broke through the sound barrier in 1966. In America, in London, in Amsterdam, in Paris, revolutionary ideas slow-cooking since the late '50s reached boiling point. In the worlds of pop, pop art, fashion and radical politics -- often fueled by perception-enhancing substances and literature -- the 'Sixties', as we have come to know them, hit their Modernist peak. A unique chemistry of ideas, substances, freedom of expression and dialogue across pop cultural continents created a landscape of immense and eventually shattering creativity. After 1966 nothing in the pop world would ever be the same. The 7 inch single outsold the long-player for the final time. It was the year in which the ever lasting and transient pop moment would burst forth in its most articulate, instinctive and radical way.

        Jon Savage's 1966 is a monument to the year that shaped the pop future of the balance of the century. Exploring canonical artists like The Beatles, The Byrds, Velvet Underground, The Who and The Kinks, 1966 also goes much deeper into the social and cultural heart of the decade through unique archival primary sources.

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        Jon Savage's 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded

          The soundtrack to the book about the year that shaped the rest of the century.

          Pop was everything in 1966. It was a way of looking at the world, all funnelled into the single: ideas, attitudes, lyrics and experimentation that in the more indulgent years to come would be stretched out into a whole album. Condensed within the 7-inch format, the possibilities of 1966 were expressed with an extraordinary electricity and intensity – whether it be the flourishing of Holland-Dozier-Holland at Motown, the breakthrough of black American dance culture, the start of psychedelia and the beginnings of rock, or just simple mod pop.

          This compilation accompanies my book 1966: The Year The Decade Exploded, which explores the various events and themes of the year in 12 essays, based around one record a month. 

          It is also designed to stand alone - a mix of the familiar and the obscure, informed by memory. I turned 13 in late summer 1966 and spent much of the year bathed in the music I saw on television and heard on Radio Caroline South. The 45 records beamed in on that station - James Brown’s ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’, the Association’s ‘Along Comes Mary’, ? and the Mysterians’ ‘96 Tears’, to name but three - went very deep, and that mixture of mainstream pop, mod pop, West Coast, soul and Motown has stayed with me as an ideal.

          Jon Savage

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: Amazing compilation from 1966, the year I was born, so it's extra special to me. Jon's sleeve notes are superb. Musically he's on it, but his social observation skills and the way he connects it all are.....far out! This is a perfect time capsule from a highly charged year.

          TRACK LISTING

          Disc: 1
          1. The Quiet Explosion - The Uglys 
          2. Night Time - The Strangeloves 
          3. The Spy - The Guys From U.N.C.L.E.
          4. Little By Little - Dusty Springfield
          5. Bad Little Woman (Us Version) - The Wheel-A-Ways 
          6. Walkin' My Cat Named Dog - Norma Tanega
          7. Festival Time - The San Remo Golden Strings 
          8. I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown & The Famous Flames 
          9. Batman Theme - Link Wray 
          10. Help Me (Get The Feeling) Part 1 - Ray Sharpe With The King Curtis Orchestra
          11. Greetings This Is Uncle Sam - The Monitors 
          12. Barefootin' - Robert Parker
          13. Substitute - The Who
          14. Along Comes Mary - The Association
          15. The Other Place - The Seeds 
          16. Secret Agents - The Olympics
          17. Cool Jerk - The Capitols
          18. Ain't It Hard - The Electric Prunes
          19. Nothin' Comes Easy - Sandie Shaw 
          20. You're Gonna Miss Me - The Thirteenth Floor Elevators 
          21. Sock It To Em JB Pt 1 - Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers
          22. Sock It To Em JB Pt 2 - Rex Garvin And The Mighty Cravers 
          23. One Of These Days - The Roosters
          24. I'll Be Your Mirror (Mono Single, Alt Ending) - The Velvet Underground

          Disc: 2
          1. Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful
          2. Working In The Coalmine - Lee Dorsey
          3. You Better Believe It, Baby - Joe Tex
          4. Seven And Seven Is - Love
          5. Love's Gone Bad - Chris Clark
          6. Land Of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett
          7. Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
          8. Do You Come Here Often? - The Tornados
          9. 96 Tears - ? And The Mysterians 
          10. I Can't Turn You Loose - Otis Redding
          11. Reach Out I'll Be There - The Four Tops (Mono Single Version)
          12. I'm A Boy (Original 45 Mix) - The Who 
          13. Come On Back - Paul And Ritchie And The Crying Shames 
          14. Tell Me That You Love Me - James Brown
          15. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago - The Yardbirds 
          16. You Keep Me Hangin On - The Supremes
          17. Foolish Woman - The Oxford Circle
          18. Love At Psychedelic Velocity - The Human Expression 
          19. One Hour Cleaners - The Blue Things
          20. People! Let's Freak Out - Freaks Of Nature
          21. In The Past - We The People
          22. The London Boys - David Bowie
          23. The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game - The Marvelettes 
          24. Hang On To A Dream - Tim Hardin


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