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World Of Twist are a deeply revered,
respected band and one of the greatest ‘lost’ bands from Manchester. Genius is a moniker often given too easily
but in World Of Twist’s case, not nearly enough. They cut through the hazy end of Madchester
with a suaveness, a wit and an knowingness showcased by their collection of
psychedeliic, soulful, madcap indie
pop. It set them apart from anything
else at the time – “a Roxy Music for the space age” as Louder Than War put
Quality Street, their only album, was
released in 1991. It features the
singles The Storm, the ecstatic cover of the Stones She’s A Rainbow, Sweets and
the legendary Sons Of The Stage.
The band left a mark on many people who have
achieved greatness – Jeremy Deller, one of the finest artists the UK has ever
produced, included a “We Miss The World Of Twist” float in his work
‘Procession’ at the Manchester International Festival. Noel Gallagher nearly called Oasis Sons Of
The Stage and Liam Gallagher’s Beady Eye have covered that track in tribute to
a band who influenced them so much. Noel
even personally insisted that Jamie Fry, whose photographs grace the album
artwork, was used for Oasis shoots.
Now after many years of being unavailable,
this legendary album is now available on CD and LP.
Expanded to 2CDs, the album comes with a
selection of B-sides chosen by founder member, Gordon King, plus the two Radio
1 sessions for John Peel and Mark Goodier.
The album will include a 24 page booklet
featuring extensive sleevenotes by Gordon King and full of memorabilia and rare
photos from the World Of Twist archive.
We miss the World Of Twist. Do you?
Available MID JANUARY 2014
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