The Unmistakeable Sound of Independence since 1978 | Call to order: +44 (0)20 8996 3120

Extensive 5CD/book set exploring the ‘second wave’ of music on Merseyside, from 1976-1988

Features classics, rarities, album tracks and previously unreleased gems from Echo And The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, The La’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Or Alive, China Crisis, A Flock Of Seagulls, Wild Swans, Big In Japan and many more.

5CD + 56pp A5 book format contains many artists’ own sleeve-notes, previously unseen photographs and essays from key observers and participants in the city’s music scene – Bernie Connor, Mike Badger, Yorkie and Joe McKechnie.

Curated and designed by the people who brought you Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Manchester – North Of England, Silhouettes And Statues and many more extensive box sets.

A remarkable journey through the music of a generation inspired and enabled by punk rock to step out from behind the shadow to the Fab Four.

Packed with first-hand artist sleeve-notes, insightful essays, imagery and brilliant, essential music, this is a story long in need of telling…

DISC 1

1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School
2. BIG IN JAPAN – Big In Japan
3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts
4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL – Echo And The Bunnymen
5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds **
6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM – 0-51 **
7. TODAY’S MYSTERY IS… – The Dance Party **
8. SLEEPING GAS – The Teardrop Explodes
9. FACTION-Faction
10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons
11. BLACK LEATHER – Nightmares In Wax
12. BUNKER SOLDIERS – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette
14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes
15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes
16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors
17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs
18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets
19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies
20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys
21. THE DOCTOR – Geisha Girls 22. DON’T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

DISC 2

1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I
2. TELECOMMUNICATION – A Flock Of Seagulls
3. WHEN I DREAM – The Teardrop Explodes
4. HIT THE MOON – Ellery Bop
5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men
6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems
8. TOUCH – Freeze Frame
9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache
10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice
11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen
12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books
13. CREATION REBEL – Windows
14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion
15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG – Hambi And The Dance
16. SOLDIERS – Egypt For Now
17. DOWN AT THE ZOO – Those Naughty Lumps
18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon
19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh **
20. NIGHTLIFE – The Moderates **

DISC 3

1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans
2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis
3. DON’T LET GO – Pink Industry
4. OBSESSIONS – Passion Polka
5. I’M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys
6. FLAMING SWORD – Care
7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe
8. SHE’S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey
9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto 10. SOME ASPECTS –
Chain Of Command
11. HE’S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds
12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor
13. THEMES FOR ‘GRIND’ SCENE V – Will Sergeant
14. THROUGH THE GLASS – Shiny Two Shiny
15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works
16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES – It’s Immaterial
17. TOXTETH – Public Disgrace
18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers
19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET – The Balcony (Mk I)
21. BURST BALLOONS – The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC 4

1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir
3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM – Brenda And The Beach Balls
4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters
5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive
6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance
7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN – Alternative Radio
8. JIMMY’SGRIN–Margox
9. – KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys
10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light
11. JEAN’S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains
12. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II) **
13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five
14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang
15. MY WAR – Western Promise
16. DON’T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) – Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers
17. HAPPEN – The Rioutous Hues
18. BOMB SUTRA – Mel-O-Tones
19. HELL – Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC 5

1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross ‎
2. GET DOWN OVER – The La’s
3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel
4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets
5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane
6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars
7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) – The Tempest
8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset
9. PAT NEVIN’S EYES – The Tractors
10. DANCE – Cyclic Amp
11. WHEN YOU’RE IN – The DaVincis
12. WAY OUT – The La’s
13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds
14. BURNIN’ AND LOOTIN’ – Ministry Of Love
15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers
16. ONLY IN AMERICA – Exhibit B
17. SONS OF – Thomas Lang
18.COME HOLY SPIRIT- Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus

DISC 1

1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School
2. BIG IN JAPAN - Big In Japan
3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts
4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL - Echo And The Bunnymen
5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds **
6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM - 0-51 **
7. TODAY'S MYSTERY IS... - The Dance Party **
8. SLEEPING GAS - The Teardrop Explodes
9. FACTION-Faction
10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons
11. BLACK LEATHER - Nightmares In Wax
12. BUNKER SOLDIERS - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette
14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes
15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes
16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors
17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs
18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets
19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies
20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys
21. THE DOCTOR - Geisha Girls 22. DON'T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

DISC 2

1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I
2. TELECOMMUNICATION - A Flock Of Seagulls
3. WHEN I DREAM - The Teardrop Explodes
4. HIT THE MOON - Ellery Bop
5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men
6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems
8. TOUCH - Freeze Frame
9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache
10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice
11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen
12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books
13. CREATION REBEL – Windows
14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion
15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG - Hambi And The Dance
16. SOLDIERS - Egypt For Now
17. DOWN AT THE ZOO - Those Naughty Lumps
18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon
19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh **
20. NIGHTLIFE - The Moderates **

DISC 3

1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans
2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis
3. DON'T LET GO – Pink Industry
4. OBSESSIONS - Passion Polka
5. I'M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys
6. FLAMING SWORD – Care
7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe
8. SHE'S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey
9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto 10. SOME ASPECTS -
Chain Of Command
11. HE'S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds
12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor
13. THEMES FOR 'GRIND' SCENE V - Will Sergeant
14. THROUGH THE GLASS - Shiny Two Shiny
15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works
16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES - It's Immaterial
17. TOXTETH - Public Disgrace
18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers
19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET - The Balcony (Mk I)
21. BURST BALLOONS - The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC 4

1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir
3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM - Brenda And The Beach Balls
4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters
5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive
6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance
7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN - Alternative Radio
8. JIMMY'SGRIN–Margox
9. - KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys
10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light
11. JEAN'S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains
12. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II) **
13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five
14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang
15. MY WAR – Western Promise
16. DON'T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) - Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers
17. HAPPEN - The Rioutous Hues
18. BOMB SUTRA - Mel-O-Tones
19. HELL - Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC 5

1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross ‎
2. GET DOWN OVER - The La's
3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel
4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets
5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane
6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars
7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) - The Tempest
8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset
9. PAT NEVIN'S EYES – The Tractors
10. DANCE - Cyclic Amp
11. WHEN YOU'RE IN - The DaVincis
12. WAY OUT - The La's
13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds
14. BURNIN' AND LOOTIN' – Ministry Of Love
15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers
16. ONLY IN AMERICA - Exhibit B
17. SONS OF - Thomas Lang
18.COME HOLY SPIRIT- Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus
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