Return to previous page

• Coinciding with the 25-year anniversary of iconic vocalist Billy MacKenzie’s passing, a new triple-CD collection, highlighting his collaborations with Steve Aungle.

• Re-assembling past recordings with several previously unreleased songs (including some collaborations with Dennis Wheatley and Laurence Jay Cedar.

• Lovingly presented with hitherto unseen photos of Billy from the relevant period, with incisive sleeve-notes from Steve Aungle and other collaborators.

First with The Associates and then as a solo artist, Billy MacKenzie blazed a trail with a tenor voice which can truly be described as unique. Tragically, the singer took his own life when he was only 39 years old in January 1997. A quarter century later, this new package pays tribute to a talent who left us before his time.

Hailing from Dundee, Scotland, MacKenzie formed The Associates with Alan Rankine on the back of the punk scene. The band enjoyed huge critical acclaim, chart success and cult status but the pair parted company in 1983. Thereafter, Billy continued to make adventurous, charismatic, soulful records. While not reaching the same commercial heights, his talents continued to be obvious to his loyal fanbase.

Around 1994, Billy met Steve Aungle. The pair sparked off each other, prompting a purple patch for making new music. Sadly, little if any of these sessions were issued during Billy’s lifetime. Some recordings appeared on two posthumous albums, ‘Beyond The Sun’ (1997) and ‘Eurocentric’ (2001). A couple more surfaced on ‘Auchtermatic’ (2004).

However, Steve had long felt that the recordings hadn’t been presented or sequenced appropriately. Therefore, to coincide with the quarter century anniversary of Billy’s passing, Steve has curated this new triple-CD collection, which re-assembles past recordings with several previously unreleased songs (including some collaborations with Dennis Wheatley and with Laurence Jay Cedar.

Lovingly presented with hitherto unseen photos of Billy from the relevant period, with incisive sleeve-notes from Steve Aungle and other collaborators, ‘Satellite Life’ captures the spirit – if that was possible – of one of the true talents in British music to have emerged since punk.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

Winter Academy
1. Sing That Song Again
2. Winter Academy
3. Wild Is The Wind
4. Blue It Is
5. The Soul That Sighs
6. Mother Earth
7. And This She Knows
8. When The World Was Young
9. Tallahatchie Pass *
10. Baltimore *
11. Nocturne VII
12. Beyond The Sun
13. Return To Love

DISC TWO:

Consenting Holograms
1. 3 Gypsies In A Restaurant
2. Falling Out With The Future
3. Put This Right *
4. Diamanda *
5. Hornophobic
6. 14th Century Nightlife
7. Consenting Holograms Have More Fun *
8. Fear Is My Bride *
9. Here Comes The Rain Again
10. Eurocentric *
11. Mysterious Lover *
12. Return To Love 2 *
13. Give Me Time (remix) *

DISC THREE:

Liberty Lounge
1. Tomorrow People *
2. The Mountains That You Climb *
3. McArthur’s Son *
4. Liberty Lounge
5. Sour Jewel
6. 14 Mirrors
7. Give Me Time
8. At The Edge Of The World
9. Satellite Life
10. 14 Mirrors 2 *
11. Velvet
12. Your Own Fire *
13. Van Hamburg *
* previously unissued

Artists

Barcode

5013929185630

Format

Genre

DISC ONE:

Winter Academy
1. Sing That Song Again
2. Winter Academy
3. Wild Is The Wind
4. Blue It Is
5. The Soul That Sighs
6. Mother Earth
7. And This She Knows
8. When The World Was Young
9. Tallahatchie Pass *
10. Baltimore *
11. Nocturne VII
12. Beyond The Sun
13. Return To Love

DISC TWO:

Consenting Holograms
1. 3 Gypsies In A Restaurant
2. Falling Out With The Future
3. Put This Right *
4. Diamanda *
5. Hornophobic
6. 14th Century Nightlife
7. Consenting Holograms Have More Fun *
8. Fear Is My Bride *
9. Here Comes The Rain Again
10. Eurocentric *
11. Mysterious Lover *
12. Return To Love 2 *
13. Give Me Time (remix) *

DISC THREE:

Liberty Lounge
1. Tomorrow People *
2. The Mountains That You Climb *
3. McArthur’s Son *
4. Liberty Lounge
5. Sour Jewel
6. 14 Mirrors
7. Give Me Time
8. At The Edge Of The World
9. Satellite Life
10. 14 Mirrors 2 *
11. Velvet
12. Your Own Fire *
13. Van Hamburg *
* previously unissued

You may be interested in…