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CRANES | COLLECTED WORKS VOL 1 - 1989-1997, 6CD BOX SET out end of June...

CRANES | COLLECTED WORKS VOL 1 - 1989-1997, 6CD BOX SET out end of June...

CRANES | COLLECTED WORKS VOL 1 - 1989-1997, 6CD BOX SET out end of June...


  • EXTENSIVE BOX SET EXPLORING CRANES’ OUTPUT ON THE DEDICATED LABEL, 1989-1997.
  • INCLUDES ALBUMS, B-SIDES, REMIXES, RARITIES AND LIVE RECORDINGS.
  • CURATED IN ASSOCIATION WITH CRANES FOUNDER AND VOCALIST ALISON SHAW.
  • ARTWORK BY 4AD GRAPHIC DESIGN LEGEND CHRIS BIGG.

Formed in 1986 by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, Cranes remain one of the most distinctive bands of the late 1980s and 1990s, their ever-mutating sound defying categorisation and existing outside of the zeitgeist. Their recorded output during their initial ten-year incarnation is collected together here for the first time, from the raw 1989 mini album ‘Self-Non-Self’ (originally released on Bite Back!) through to the sophisticated 1997 epic ‘Population Four’.

Curated and overseen by singer Alison Shaw on behalf of the band, and resplendent in artwork by 4AD legend Chris Bigg (with detailed liner notes and discographic information), ‘Collected Works Vol 1’ serves as timely reminder of Cranes’ magnificence as they evolved from stark, noisy soundscapes to bolder, more elaborate instrumentation and arrangements. With hints of ethereal rock, dream pop, shoegaze, industrial and neo- classical, theirs was a sound truly like no other.

A must for fans and a perfect all-in-one deep dive for the curious, ‘Collected Works Vol 1’ is an emotionally charged time capsule showcasing one of the finest bands of the 1990s. A recently revived Cranes continue to perform with more unmissable gigs scheduled for 2024.

 

DISC ONE

Self-Non-Self +

1  One From The Slum

2  Joy Lies Within

3  Heaven Or Bliss

4  Beach Mover

5  Focus Breathe

6  Fuse

Bonus tracks

7  Reach (Live)

8  Nothing In The Middle, Nothing At The End

9  Cha Cha Escueta

10  Self-Non-Self

 

DISC TWO

Wings Of Joy +

1  Watersong

2  Thursday

3  Living And Breathing

4  Leaves Of Summer

5  Starblood

6  Sixth Of May

7  Wish

8  Tomorrow’s Tears

9  Beautiful Sadness

10  Hopes Are High

11  Adoration

Bonus Tracks

12  Inescapable

13  Give

14  Dada 331

15  Inescapable II

16  I Hope

17  E.G. Shining

18  Brighter

19  Casa Blanca

20  Dreamless

21  Starblood (Remix)

DISC THREE

Forever +

1  Everywhere

2  Cloudless

3  Jewel

4  Far Away

5  Adrift

6  Clear

7  Sun And Sky

8  And Ever

9  Golden

10  Rainbows

Bonus Tracks

11  Underwater

12  Leave Her To Heaven (I)

13  At Sea

13 Slide

15 Leave Her To Heaven (II)

16 Jewel (Robert Smith Mix)

17 Clear (Boll Weevil Mix)

18 Cloudless (Thaïs Mix)

 

DISC FOUR

Loved +

1  Shining Road

2  Pale Blue Sky

3  Reverie

4  Lilies

5  Are You Gone?

6  Loved

7  Beautiful Friend

8  Bewildered

9  Come This Far

10  Paris And Rome

11  In The Night

Bonus Tracks

12 September

13  Lilies (Flood Mix)

14  Don’t Close Your Eyes

15  Paris And Rome (Flood Mix)

16  Green Song 7

17  Shining Road (Brauer Mix)

18  Organ Song

 

DISC FIVE

Population Four +

1  Tangled Up

2  Fourteen

3  Breeze

4  Can’t Get Free

5  Stalk

6  Sweet Unknown

7  Angel Bell

8  On Top Of The World

9  Brazil

10  Let Go

11  To Be

Bonus tracks

12  Wild Yellow Bloom

13  Perfect World

14  Lemon Tree

15  Trumpet Song

16  Pier Scene From Scarborough Ahoy!

 

DISC SIX

La Tragédie D'Oreste Et Électre

1  Comme Je Suis Libre

2  Oreste Et Électre

3  La Cérémonie

4  Danse D'Électre

5  Le Palais

6  Au Temple

7  Danse Des Érinnyes