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Halcyon Days - Complete Recordings 1985-1987 - One Thousand Violins

Halcyon Days - Complete Recordings 1985-1987
•    Hailing from Sheffield and named after an Orange Juice lyric, ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS evolved out of indie-pop duo The Page Boys, signing to Dan Treacy’s Dreamworld label in 1985. The band revolved around songwriters Colin Gregory and Dave Walmsley, who were influenced by the best in Sixties music.
 
•    Debut single ‘Halcyon Days’ won rave reviews and B-side ‘Like One Thousand Violins’ made John Peel’s Festive 50 that year. Second single, the more psychedelic-sounding ‘Please Don’t Sandblast My House’, made the Indie Chart in late 1986.

•    Their next single, ‘Ungrateful Bastard’, was issued on German label Constrictor and still made the Indie Top 30. The label also issued two mini-LPs by the band. After a final single for Dreamworld, ‘Locked Out Of The Love-In’, ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS issued ‘If I Were A Bullet’ on Report at the end of 1987.

•    Compiled with involvement from founding members Colin Gregory and John Wood, Halcyon Days offers the band’s complete recorded output from 1985 to 1987, prior to the band changing their line-up and sound. Many of these tracks are new to CD.

TRACK LIST


1.    HALCYON DAYS (12” Version)
2.    LIKE ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS
3.    I REMEMBER WHEN EVERYBODY USED TO RIDE BIKES... NOW WE ALL DRIVE CARS
4.    THE TRAGIC TALE OF DANIEL
5.    PLEASE DON'T SANDBLAST MY HOUSE
6.    I THINK IT'S TIME I BROKE DOWN
7.    THOUGH IT POURED THE NEXT DAY I NEVER NOTICED THE RAIN
8.    YOU UNGRATEFUL BASTARD
9.    MY BEAUTIFUL SHIRT
10.    TO MAKE YOUR TEA
11.    LOCKED OUT OF THE LOVE-IN
12.    WHY IS IT ALWAYS DECEMBER?
13.    I WAS DEPENDING ON YOU TO BE MY JESUS
14.    NO ONE WAS SAVING THE WORLD
15.    CANDLEMAN (Electric Intro Version)
16.    IF I WERE A BULLET (THEN FOR SURE I'D FIND A WAY TO YOUR HEART)
17.    POET (Long Version)
18.    ALMOST DEAD & NIGH ON FORTY YEARS TO GO
19.    HALCYON DAYS (Alternative Version)
20.    CANDLEMAN (Acoustic Intro Version)
21.    YOU UNGRATEFUL BASTARD (Flexi Vsn)

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The first reissue of this much sought after seminal album by leading 80's indie band, The Bodines.

This 17 track CD, features the 10 tracks of the original 1987 album plus 7 bonus tracks. This CD is the most definitive album available of the band's material. This collection features versions of 5 of their singles including "Therese" (album and extended version), "Heard It All" (single version), Skankin Queens (album version), Slip Slide (album version) and God Bless (live version).

 

The 7 bonus tracks are on CD for the first time. The bonus tracks are Therese, Heard It All, b/side My Remarkable Mind, and four live tracks taken from the 7" official live bootleg free with the 12" of Therese, Clear, God Bless, William Shatner and I Feel. The CD booklet will include comprehensive sleeve notes and a full UK discography featuring many of her original single sleeves.

 

Managed by the infamous manager Nathan McGough, The Bodines hailed from Glossop near Manchester. The band signed to Creation Records and released 3 singles God Bless, the follow up Therese that also featured on the NME C86 cassette and Heard It All. The band then signed to unfashionable Magnet Records and proceeded to release 3 singles and the "Played" album, produced by Ian Broudie originally a member of influential acts Big In Japan and Original Mirrors, and latterly The Lightning Seeds.
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The Kerbstones Turn To Moss û Blow û Up Compiled
Released 18/05/09. Compilation from Brighton’s original indie-guitar heroes Blow-Up. Features long deleted tracks from across their career, including the hard-to-find Creation Records singles, and classic cuts from their time on Cherry Red. In addition, we present three previously unheard songs which are exclusive to this release. 20 page booklet with exclusive liner notes from Blow-Up singer and main man Nick Roughley. Our Price: £9.95

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Growing Up Absurd / WhatÆs In A Word
Released on 16/10/09. The Brilliant Corners were… well… brilliant; they hovered on the edge of a breakthrough for much of the late 80's and early 90's and still remain very well respected. Growing Up Absurd was released as a mini album in 1985, followed by What's In A Word in 1986 and presented here with the Fruitmachine EP. Our Price: £9.95

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The Story So Far
Released 27/11/08. The Mo-dettes were NEVER a Mod band can we just clear that up? Instead, they were formed as part of the punk explosion, with former members having been part of the London squat community, numbering Joe Strummer and Sid Vicious among their housemates. Indeed, the genesis of the band came about while drummer June Miles-Kingston and guitarist Kate Corris were assisting Malcolm McLaren and Julien Temple on the set of The Great Rock ’n’ Roll Swindle. All this and more is explored in the accompanying booklet, in which both Kate and June talk at length about their time with the Mo-dettes. So we get the inside story on encountering rednecks in the American south, facing equally patronising attitudes in the studio and finally, what to do when your roadie wants to date your singer. The band also featured Jane Crockford on bass famous for the punk cannibalism incident when she bit the ear of Shane McGowan at a Clash gig and Swiss singer Ramona. Our Price: £9.95

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Pop Can! The Definitive Collection 1986 to 1988. 2CD
Mighty Mighty were a popular Indie guitar pop combo hailing from Birmingham, who made their name as part of the so-called C86 scene championed by the NME on their famous cassette.
Between 1986 and 1988, the band issued six singles/EP’s and an album, all of which made the Indie Chart courtesy of their evocative mix of naggingly hummable tunes, poignant lyrics and a musical style which suggested a love of both The Smiths and Postcard-era Orange Juice.
After rave reviews for their first two singles, Everybody Knows The Monkey and Is There Anyone Out There?, Mighty Mighty signed to local label Chapter 22 (then home to Pop Will Eat Itself, etc.), eventually issuing their sole LP Sharks in 1988.
Pop Can! (the title doesn’t appear on the sleeve, a nod to Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground!) is the first comprehensive compilation of Mighty Mighty’s recordings. Previous CDs are now impossible to find!
Those singles in full:
Everybody Knows The Monkey (1986, Girlie) Indie No.34
Is There Anyone Out There? (1986, Girlie) Indie No.14
Throwaway (1986, Chapter 22) Indie No.7
Built Like A Car (1987, Chapter 22) Indie No.6
One Way (1987, Chapter 22) Indie No.10
Maisonette (1988, Chapter 22) No.8
The compilation boasts remastered music as well as a beautifully annotated 16-page booklet boasting rare photos and personal memories from each band member.

Release Date: 18/02/2013

Track Listing
DISC ONE
1. EVERYBODY KNOWS THE MONKEY
2. THROWAWAY
3. BUILT LIKE A CAR
4. SETTLE DOWN
5. ONE WAY
6. FREEDOM OF THE CITY
7. LAW
8. MAN OR BOY
9. LIONHEART
10. LOOSE END
11. PRECIOUS MOMENTS
12. WHEN YOU TRUSTED ME
13. LITTLE WONDER
14. THE BEST PART
15. POSITIVELY SESAME STREET
16. LOVE SO STRONG
17. I DON'T NEED YOU ANYMORE
18. NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
DISC TWO
1. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE?
2. MAISONETTE
3. BIDDY BAXTER
4. GEMINI SMILES
5. TWILIGHT
6. BLUE AND GREEN
7. KISS FOR THE CROWD
8. LET'S CALL IT LOVE
9. YOU'RE ON MY MIND
10. SULK
11. HOLLOW RING
12. CEILING TO THE FLOOR
13. I’LL GET YOU BACK
14. TOUCH OF THE SUN
15. I NEVER IMAGINED
16. EMILE
17. UNSTEADY
18. YOURS TRULY


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