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The Best Of... - Drugstore

The Best Of...
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Cherry Red Records is delighted to announce a best of collection featuring one of the most unique and innovative alternative rock acts of the last twenty years – Drugstore.

Drugstore formed in 1993 and went on to enjoy notable success throughout the rest of the decade with two UK album chart entries for "Drugstore” and "White Magic For Lovers”. They also enjoyed a UK top twenty single with "El President” a duet between Drugstore singer Isabel Monteiro and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke.

This collection brings together songs spanning the band’s four albums: from the majestic heights of the socially charged ‘El President’, to the fragility of ‘‘Song for Pessoa’ via the disturbing beauty of ‘Clouds’.

The track list and artwork were created by singer and main songwriter Isabel Monteiro, and includes an exclusive version of 'I Know I could' recorded especially for this collection, a previously unreleased version of 'No More Tears', a remastered version of 'Wayward Daughter, and a new version of 'Say Hello' recorded especially for this Best Of.
 


Isabel’s intimate, smoky vocals and pitch-dark lyrical subject matter, along with the band’s sorrowful guitar and minimalist arrangements, stick them firmly in the lovelorn, caustic company of Dusty in Memphis, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Leonard Cohen.


You can find out more on the latest Drugstore news, tours and more by visiting their official site: http://drugstoreband.com/


Our Price: £9.95
Code: CDMRED590
Weight: 200
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1.    DEVIL
2.    EL PRESIDENT
3.    SWEET CHILI GIRL
4.    ALIVE
5.    I KNOW I COULD
6.    NAVEGANDO
7.    SOLITARY PARTY GROOVER
8.    ACCELERATE
9.    NO MORE TEARS
10. SUPERGLIDER
11. THE NIGHT THE DEVIL CAME TO ME
12. SINNER'S DESCENT
13. SONG FOR PESSOA
14. LITTLE GIRL
15. WHITE MAGIC FOR LOVERS
16. WAYWARD DAUGHTER
17. THE PARTY IS OVER
18. SATURDAY SUNSET
19. THE FUNERAL
20. CLOUDS

 

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Folly
"I can listen to a British Sea Power record and think: ‘You know what? Kitchens Of Distinction were ahead of their time.’”           STEVE LAMACQ / BBC RADIO / 2013  


Kitchens Of Distinction return with a brand new studio album, ‘Folly’, their fifth album and the first for 19 years.

In Summer 2011 Patrick Fitzgerald asked Julian Swales whether he would like to work on some new songs together. With the constraints of distance, day jobs and family duties taken into account, things slowly started to come together. Dan Goodwin was invited to join in the fun and eventually ten songs loomed out of the mist. Ten new songs that sound not as a pastiche of a band 20 years on but, as Julian puts it, are "like a new version sucked through time and space.” 

The songs were recorded in Patrick’s studio in Derbyshire and at Julian’s studio in Brighton. The songs were mixed with Pascal Gabriel (Kylie, Goldfrapp, Inspiral Carpets, Ladyhawke) in April 2013.   FURTHER INFORMATION Kitchens of Distinction were formed in London in 1986 and started and ended their career with a Single of the Week in the UK music press. In between they put out four albums and won the hearts and minds of a generation. Hit singles generally eluded them (the band’s third single "The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule” did however make it into the ‘NME Writers 100 Best Indie Singles Ever’ list in 1992) but they fared better in the US with "Drive That Fast” hitting number one on the college radio charts over there.  

A compact trio comprising of Patrick Fitzgerald (Vocals, Bass), Julian Swales (Guitars) and Dan Goodwin (Drums, Percussion) they were known for their swirling maelstrom of guitar effects - coined in the press as like being a ‘sonic cathedral’ – and Patrick’s introspective and unabashed lyrics that often dealt with his own homosexuality. They were tagged with the genre ‘shoegaze’ (UK) and ‘dreampop’ (US) although, like many of their peers similarly defined, they never felt comfortable with either term. Their sound was inspired largely by their love of Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen and peers A R Kane and it went on to be heard in a new generation of bands like Interpol, Bloc Party, Editors and British Sea Power.  

 "I love them to death. Long may they burn.”  GRAHAM LINEHAN / writer Father Ted, Black Books, The IT Crowd  

"Kitchens of Distinction are one of my favourite bands”  CHRIS PACKHAM / Springwatch BBC2 

Release Date: 30th September 2013
Our Price: £13.95

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