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BIG GOLD DREAMS documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country.

Named after Fire Engines’ memorable single and Grant McPhee’s recent TV and DVD documentary, BIG GOLD DREAMS includes many of the Scottish music scene’s most important names as well as countless obscurities.

Includes landmark tracks by The Rezillos, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Skids, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Bluebells, The Waterboys, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, The Soup Dragons, The Associates, Scars, Strawberry Switchblade, Josef K, BMX Bandits, Edwyn Collins, Del Amitri, The Vaselines, The Shamen, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and many others.

Boasts lengthy essays and band histories by Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr, within a lavishly illustrated 70-page booklet.

Created by the same Cherry Red team behind such previous box sets as Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Action Time Vision, To The Outside Of Everything, Manchester North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit, etc.

BIG GOLD DREAMS also includes:
Includes recordings from key labels such as Zoom, Postcard, 53rd & 3rd, Rational, Fast Product/Pop:Aural, Supreme International Editions, Creation, Egg, Sarah, etc.

Pre-fame 45s by Johnny & The Self Abusers (later Simple Minds), Another Pretty Face (pre-The Waterboys), Fun 4 (pre-Orange Juice), as well as P.V.C.2 (post- Slik, featuring Midge Ure).

Numerous tracks debut on CD, alongside a string of impressive debut 45s (e.g. Fini Tribe, Momus, The Wake, Win), plus classic indie tracks from The Pastels, Shop Assistants, The Vaselines and The Fizzbombs and many others.

DISC ONE:

1. I CAN’T STAND MY BABY (Sensible Version) – The Rezillos
2. HOOKED ON YOU – The Exile
3. JERKIN’ – The Drive
4. ROBOT LOVE – The Valves
5. PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE – P.V.C. 2
6. DEAD VANDALS – Johnny & The Self Abusers
7. YOU GOTTA KNOW GIRL – Bee Bee Cee
8. GIMME YOUR HEART – Subs
9. REASONS – Skids
10. DANCING WITH MYSELF – Fingerprintz
11. TAKE ME DOWN – The Zips
12. ALL THE BOYS LOVE CARRIE – Another Pretty Face
13. ELECTRIC HEAT – Visitors
14. SEE SAW – The Jolt
15. CHELSEA GIRL – Simple Minds
16. CULTURE SHOCK – Shake
17. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME – The Headboys
18. TIME WALL – Fire Exit
19. PARANOIA – The Freeze
20. SYLVIA CLARKE – The Fakes
21. SHE’S TOO CLEVER FOR ME – TPI
22. SINGING IN THE SHOWERS – Fun 4
23. CONFESSIONS – Flowers
24. PLAYING WITH FIRE – TV21
25. STAY WITH ME TONIGHT – Alex Fergusson

DISC TWO:

1. DEAD POP STARS – Altered Images
2. DIE TODTEN REYTEN SCHNELL – The Prats
3. TOUS LES SOIRS – Delmontes
4. WALK ON WATER – The Cuban Heels
5. MORE THAN THIS – 35mm Dreams
6. OUT IN THE OPEN – The President’s Men
7. ALL ABOUT YOU – Scars
8. TELL ME EASTERS ON FRIDAY – The Associates
9. SORRY FOR LAUGHING – Josef K
10. EVENT TO COME – Article 58
11. LOVE TO MEET YOU – Restricted Code
12. DON’T – Thomas Leer
13. BIG GOLD DREAM – Fire Engines
14. ON OUR HONEYMOON – The Wake
15. OOH BOP SH’BAM – Boots For Dancing
16. PURITANS – The Happy Family
17. TIGHTROPE – Everest The Hard Way
18. PALACE FILLED WITH LOVE – APB
19. RUNNING AWAY – Paul Haig
20. PICK UP THE RHYTHM – French Impressionists
21. EAT YOUR HEART OUT – Hey! Elastica
22. PARTICIPATE! – The Laughing Apple

DISC THREE:

1. FEATHERS OAR-BLADES – Cocteau Twins
2. OUT OF NOWHERE – The Twinsets
3. CATH – The Bluebells
4. A GIRL CALLED JOHNNY – The Waterboys
5. LUCKY STAR (Moonboot Version) – Friends Again
6. TREES AND FLOWERS (92 Happy Customers Version) – Strawberry Switchblade
7. SIXTEEN REASONS – Jazzateers
8. STOP THE RAIN – The Suede Crocodiles
9. FLOWERS IN THE SKY – The Revolving Paint Dream
10. THINK! – Jasmine Minks
11. THERE MUST BE A BETTER LIFE – Biff Bang Pow!
12. ALL I NEED IS EVERYTHING – Aztec Camera
13. OVER YOUR SHOULDER – Pop Wallpaper
14. DREAMING – The Wee Cherubs
15. CATHEDRAL – Fini Tribe
16. UPSIDE DOWN – The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. BABY HONEY – The Pastels
18. YOU SUPPLY THE ROSES – Memphis
19. AIN’T THAT ALWAYS THE WAY – Paul Quinn
20. UNAMERICAN BROADCASTING – Win
21. SWALLOW – Blood Uncles

DISC FOUR:

1. ALL FALL DOWN – Primal Scream
2. DON’T SLIP UP – Meat Whiplash
3. HAMMERING HEART (Single Version) – Del Amitri
4. SOME INDULGENCE – The High Bees
5. BIG BLUE OCEAN – Jih
6. HOTEL MARQUIS DE SADE – Momus
7. LIVING IN HELL – The Primevals
8. BABY’S GOT A BRAND NEW BRAIN – The Styng Rites
9. BULLY BEEF – The Botany 500
10. WHOLE WIDE WORLD – The Soup Dragons
11. STRAWBERRY SUNDAY – BMX Bandits
12. FIRESTATION TOWERS – Close Lobsters
13. FACE IN A CROWD – The Green Telescope
14. THE RATTLER (Original 12” Version) – Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
15. PENNILESS – The Wild Indians
16. SOMEWHERE IN CHINA (LP Version) – Shop Assistants
17. HOLLOW GUT – Lowlife
18. SLOW TIME AND TEMPTATION – Kevin McDermott
19. WHERE DO I STAND? – The Incredible Blondes
20. SIGN ON THE LINE… – The Fizzbombs
21. KILLER BEE HONEY – The Beat Poets
22. DON’T SHILLY SHALLY – Edwyn Collins
23. I’M NOT AN AMERICAN – The Dragsters
24. ROOM AT THE TOP – The Motorcycle Boy
25. HEY GIRL (LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DONE) – The Thanes

DISC FIVE:

1. HAPPY DAYS – The Shamen
2. MEALY MOUTHS – Mackenzies
3. SHE SAID TO THE DRIVER – The McCluskey Brothers
4. JIFFY NECKWEAR CREATION – Baby Lemonade
5. GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS – The Bachelor Pad
6. JENNY NOWHERE – The Clouds
7. MARATHON MAN – Rote Kapelle
8. THE ADAM FAITH EXPERIENCE – Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes
9. TEENAGE SUPERSTARS – The Vaselines
10. TINY WORDS – The Orchids
11. A PLACE IS SO HARD TO FIND – The Groovy Little Numbers
12. GOOD THING – The Vultures
13. THE GREAT DIVIDE – This Poison!
14. HEAD START – The Prayers
15. TAKE ME AWAY – The Submarines
16. THINK LIKE A GIRL – The Church Grims
17. IF YOU LOVE HIM, LET HIM GO – Wilderness Children
18. TRAFFIC DRONE – The Cateran
19. HILLS O’ NEW GALLOWAY – Nyah Fearties
20. MISS O’GRADY – Dog Faced Hermans
21. GROIN DEATH – Stretchheads
22. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM – Cindytalk

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DISC ONE:

1. I CAN’T STAND MY BABY (Sensible Version) - The Rezillos
2. HOOKED ON YOU - The Exile
3. JERKIN’ - The Drive
4. ROBOT LOVE - The Valves
5. PUT YOU IN THE PICTURE - P.V.C. 2
6. DEAD VANDALS - Johnny & The Self Abusers
7. YOU GOTTA KNOW GIRL - Bee Bee Cee
8. GIMME YOUR HEART - Subs
9. REASONS - Skids
10. DANCING WITH MYSELF - Fingerprintz
11. TAKE ME DOWN - The Zips
12. ALL THE BOYS LOVE CARRIE - Another Pretty Face
13. ELECTRIC HEAT - Visitors
14. SEE SAW - The Jolt
15. CHELSEA GIRL - Simple Minds
16. CULTURE SHOCK - Shake
17. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME - The Headboys
18. TIME WALL - Fire Exit
19. PARANOIA - The Freeze
20. SYLVIA CLARKE - The Fakes
21. SHE’S TOO CLEVER FOR ME - TPI
22. SINGING IN THE SHOWERS - Fun 4
23. CONFESSIONS - Flowers
24. PLAYING WITH FIRE - TV21
25. STAY WITH ME TONIGHT - Alex Fergusson

DISC TWO:

1. DEAD POP STARS - Altered Images
2. DIE TODTEN REYTEN SCHNELL - The Prats
3. TOUS LES SOIRS - Delmontes
4. WALK ON WATER - The Cuban Heels
5. MORE THAN THIS - 35mm Dreams
6. OUT IN THE OPEN - The President’s Men
7. ALL ABOUT YOU - Scars
8. TELL ME EASTERS ON FRIDAY - The Associates
9. SORRY FOR LAUGHING - Josef K
10. EVENT TO COME - Article 58
11. LOVE TO MEET YOU - Restricted Code
12. DON’T - Thomas Leer
13. BIG GOLD DREAM - Fire Engines
14. ON OUR HONEYMOON - The Wake
15. OOH BOP SH'BAM - Boots For Dancing
16. PURITANS - The Happy Family
17. TIGHTROPE - Everest The Hard Way
18. PALACE FILLED WITH LOVE - APB
19. RUNNING AWAY - Paul Haig
20. PICK UP THE RHYTHM - French Impressionists
21. EAT YOUR HEART OUT - Hey! Elastica
22. PARTICIPATE! - The Laughing Apple

DISC THREE:

1. FEATHERS OAR-BLADES - Cocteau Twins
2. OUT OF NOWHERE - The Twinsets
3. CATH - The Bluebells
4. A GIRL CALLED JOHNNY - The Waterboys
5. LUCKY STAR (Moonboot Version) - Friends Again
6. TREES AND FLOWERS (92 Happy Customers Version) - Strawberry Switchblade
7. SIXTEEN REASONS - Jazzateers
8. STOP THE RAIN - The Suede Crocodiles
9. FLOWERS IN THE SKY - The Revolving Paint Dream
10. THINK! - Jasmine Minks
11. THERE MUST BE A BETTER LIFE - Biff Bang Pow!
12. ALL I NEED IS EVERYTHING - Aztec Camera
13. OVER YOUR SHOULDER - Pop Wallpaper
14. DREAMING - The Wee Cherubs
15. CATHEDRAL - Fini Tribe
16. UPSIDE DOWN - The Jesus And Mary Chain
17. BABY HONEY - The Pastels
18. YOU SUPPLY THE ROSES - Memphis
19. AIN’T THAT ALWAYS THE WAY - Paul Quinn
20. UNAMERICAN BROADCASTING - Win
21. SWALLOW - Blood Uncles

DISC FOUR:

1. ALL FALL DOWN - Primal Scream
2. DON’T SLIP UP – Meat Whiplash
3. HAMMERING HEART (Single Version) - Del Amitri
4. SOME INDULGENCE - The High Bees
5. BIG BLUE OCEAN - Jih
6. HOTEL MARQUIS DE SADE - Momus
7. LIVING IN HELL - The Primevals
8. BABY’S GOT A BRAND NEW BRAIN - The Styng Rites
9. BULLY BEEF - The Botany 500
10. WHOLE WIDE WORLD - The Soup Dragons
11. STRAWBERRY SUNDAY - BMX Bandits
12. FIRESTATION TOWERS - Close Lobsters
13. FACE IN A CROWD - The Green Telescope
14. THE RATTLER (Original 12” Version) – Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie
15. PENNILESS - The Wild Indians
16. SOMEWHERE IN CHINA (LP Version) – Shop Assistants
17. HOLLOW GUT - Lowlife
18. SLOW TIME AND TEMPTATION - Kevin McDermott
19. WHERE DO I STAND? - The Incredible Blondes
20. SIGN ON THE LINE... - The Fizzbombs
21. KILLER BEE HONEY - The Beat Poets
22. DON’T SHILLY SHALLY - Edwyn Collins
23. I'M NOT AN AMERICAN - The Dragsters
24. ROOM AT THE TOP - The Motorcycle Boy
25. HEY GIRL (LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE) - The Thanes

DISC FIVE:

1. HAPPY DAYS - The Shamen
2. MEALY MOUTHS - Mackenzies
3. SHE SAID TO THE DRIVER – The McCluskey Brothers
4. JIFFY NECKWEAR CREATION - Baby Lemonade
5. GIRL OF YOUR DREAMS - The Bachelor Pad
6. JENNY NOWHERE - The Clouds
7. MARATHON MAN - Rote Kapelle
8. THE ADAM FAITH EXPERIENCE – Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes
9. TEENAGE SUPERSTARS - The Vaselines
10. TINY WORDS - The Orchids
11. A PLACE IS SO HARD TO FIND - The Groovy Little Numbers
12. GOOD THING - The Vultures
13. THE GREAT DIVIDE - This Poison!
14. HEAD START - The Prayers
15. TAKE ME AWAY - The Submarines
16. THINK LIKE A GIRL - The Church Grims
17. IF YOU LOVE HIM, LET HIM GO - Wilderness Children
18. TRAFFIC DRONE - The Cateran
19. HILLS O’ NEW GALLOWAY - Nyah Fearties
20. MISS O’GRADY - Dog Faced Hermans
21. GROIN DEATH - Stretchheads
22. THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM - Cindytalk

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