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CHERRY STARS COLLIDE | Dream Pop, Shoegaze & Ethereal Rock 1986-1995…

CHERRY STARS COLLIDE | Dream Pop, Shoegaze & Ethereal Rock 1986-1995…

CHERRY STARS COLLIDE | Dream Pop, Shoegaze & Ethereal Rock 1986-1995…


Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

AR KANE – LOLLITA
FRAZIER CHORUS – SLOPPY HEART
AREA – WITH LOUISE
LOUIS PHILLIPE – WHEN I’M AN ASTRONAUT
THE CHAMELEONS – I’LL REMEMBER
DEAD CAN DANCE – IN THE KINGDOM OF THE BLIND THE ONE-EYED ARE KINGS
14 ICED BEARS – HAY FEVER
TALK TALK – EDEN (EDIT)
SHELLEYAN ORPHAN – TAR BABY
ULTRA VIVID SCENE – A DREAM OF LOVE
THIS MORTAL COIL – DRUGS
DAVID SYLVIAN – POP SONG
JULEE CRUISE – FALLING (TWIN PEAKS THEME)
COCTEAU TWINS – ICEBLINK LUCK
ETERNAL – SLEEP
THE DREAM ACADEMY – LOVE

DISC TWO:

LUSH – BREEZE (GALA VERSION)
THE WAKE – ENGLISH RAIN
BLOW-UP – HEAVEN TONIGHT
HIS NAME IS ALIVE – AS WE COULD EVER
PENELOPE’S WEB – LOWSUN
CRANES – TOMORROW’S TEARS
THE HEART THROBS – KISS ME WHEN I’M STARVING
BREATHLESS – OVER AND OVER
KITCHENS OF DISTINCTION – HYPNOGOGIC
THE INNOCENCE MISSION – EVENSONG
THE TELESCOPES – CELESTE
SECRET SHINE – GREY SKIES
THE CHARLOTTES – PRAYER SONG
SPIREA X – SIGNED D.C.
THE CRANBERRIES – THEM
DROP – WITHIN AND BEYOND

DISC THREE:

SPIRITUALIZED – FEEL SO SAD GLIDES AND CHIMES
THE OCEAN BLUE – BALLERINA OUT OF CONTROL
LYCIA – IONIA
CHAPTERHOUSE – MESMERISE
THE SWEETEST ACHE – IF I COULD SHINE
LEVITATION – ROSEMARY JONES (COPPELIA VERSION)
FOR AGAINST TODAY TODAY
RED HOUSE PAINTERS – JAPANESE TO ENGLISH
SMASHING ORANGE – STRANGE YOUNG GIRLS
ALL ABOUT EVE – SOME FINER DAY
THE DARLING BUDS – ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER
SWEET JESUS – YOUR BABY LOVES ME (ORIGINAL VERSION)
THE SUNDAYS – GOD MADE ME
LOVE SPIRALS DOWNWARDS – STIR ABOUT THE STARS
ALISON’S HALO – SUNSHY
INSIDES – YES

DISC FOUR:

MAZZY STAR – SHE’S MY BABY
BEL CANTO – UNICORN
SWALLOW – CHERRY STARS COLLIDE
THE ECSTASY OF SAINT THERESA – FLUIDUM
AN APRIL MARCH – ALL THE FLOWERY
SLOWDIVE – IN MIND
HALF STRING – SUN LESS SEA
TSE TSE FLY – DOG-EARED
ST ETIENNE – CALIFORNIA SNOW STORY
BLIND MR JONES – HEY
DRUGSTORE – SUPERGLIDER
PALE SAINTS – FINE FRIEND
LOW – STAY
DUBSTAR – JUST A GIRL SHE SAID
MOJAVE 3 – WHERE IS THE LOVE
THIS ASCENSION – AUGUST RAIN
THE AUTUMNS – ABBEY IN AN OAK TREE

• 4CD JOURNEY THROUGH KEY TRACKS, LESSER KNOWN HALF-LIT GEMS AND SLEEPY POP NUGGETS OF THE 1980S AND 90S.

• FEATURING MAZZY STAR, A.R. KANE, COCTEAU TWINS, SPIRITUALIZED, THIS MORTAL COIL, SLOWDIVE, CHAPTERHOUSE, BEL CANTO, JULEE CRUISE, THE CHAMELEONS, DEAD CAN DANCE, TALK TALK, LUSH, LOW AND MANY MORE.

• A COMPANION SET TO 2016’S ‘STILL IN A DREAM’ SET.

During the latter half of the 1980s, a wave of alternative artists began to explore a gentler, more ethereal sound, bringing a dream-like aesthetic to the rock and pop idiom. Taking its lead from the UK (and the 4AD label in particular), this refined approach soon spread, particularly to the United States, slowly picking up the moniker “dream pop” – a catch-all term rather than a genre within itself.

Curated by the same team as our successful ‘Still In A Dream’ 2016 shoegaze set, ‘Cherry Stars Collide’ explores that sound as it emerged in the mid-80s and proceeded to define a less grounded, more thoughtful approach to musical expression than was offered elsewhere. Fusing and blending with other genres along the way. – from the guitar driven shoegaze movement and proto-Britpop to the post ‘C-86’ generation and the nascent leftfield clubbing scene – that sound both drew in artists already operating elsewhere and inspired new artists to embark their own journey.

Best listened to in the dark!