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This release is a comprehensive 3 CD set of the 1981 Scars album, “Author! Author!” plus related bonus tracks. It is the definitive collection of the band’s material.

• Scars released four singles and one album plus appearances on a couple of compilation albums. This collection features versions of the album tracks, single versions, b-sides, demos and live tracks.

• CD One features the ten original album tracks of the band’s only studio album “Author! Author!”. It was released on vinyl in 1981 and was critically acclaimed by the music press. There are eight bonus tracks including the singles ‘They Came And Took Her’, ‘Love Song’ and ‘All About You’ and their b-sides – ‘Romance By Mail’, ‘Psychomodo’ and ‘Author! Author!’ Also featured are the tracks ‘She’s Alive’ and the band’s version of David Essex’s ‘Silver Dream Machine’ that both appeared on the 1981 cassette version of “Author! Author!”, and on the 2007 CD release.

• CD Two focuses on seventeen tracks from the band’s own archives of their original demos including the album tracks ‘Your Attention Please’, ‘Aquarama’, ‘Fear Of The Dark’, ‘Leave Me In Autumn’, ‘Everywhere I Go’ and ‘Obsessions’. Other highlights are their renditions of Mick Ronson’s ‘Billy Porter’ and Jacques Brel’s ‘Next’.

• CD Three features twenty two tracks of Scars performing live from six gigs spanning the years 1978 – 1981 starting with two tracks from their gig at The White Hart Inn, Edinburgh and concluding with 11 tracks from their 1981 performance in Groningen in the Netherlands.

• This release has been made with the full cooperation of the band. Each CD comes in a paper wallet which is housed within an outer sleeve. There are extensive sleeve notes plus a UK discography.

• The Edinburgh band released their first 7” single ‘Adult/ery’ / ‘Horrorshow’ in 1979 on the independent label Fast Product . The band then signed to Pre Records, a sub label of Charisma Records releasing three singles and one album, “Author! Author!”. They were leading lights of the post punk movement north of the border. It was a short lived spell but one with a lasting musical legacy.

Disclaimer – We always produce our CD’s with the best available master sources. In this instance we have used the best available recordings from the band’s archives. During the mastering process, much time has been spent trying to produce the best possible audio results. However the recordings from CDs 2 and 3 date back 40 years plus and reflects the raw energy and sound of the time.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

AUTHOR! AUTHOR!

1. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN
2. FEAR OF THE DARK
3. AQUARAMA
4. DAVID
5. OBSESSIONS
6. EVERYWHERE I GO
7. LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES ON AND A GUN
8. JE T’AIME C’EST LA MORT
9. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
10. ALL ABOUT YOU
11. SHE’S ALIVE (BONUS TRACK)
12. THEY CAME AND TOOK HER
(BONUS TRACK)
13. ROMANCE BY MAIL (BONUS TRACK)
14. LOVE SONG (BONUS TRACK)
15. PSYCHOMODO (BONUS TRACK)
16. ALL ABOUT YOU (SINGLE VERSION) (BONUS TRACK)
17. AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (BONUS TRACK)
18. SILVER DREAM MACHINE
(BONUS TRACK)

DISC TWO

DEMOS

1. THE VICTIM *
2. HORRORSHOW *
3. ANTI-FEELINGS *
4. OBSESSIONS *
5. ROMANCE BY MAIL *
6. SLIME *
7. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN *
8. AQUARAMA *
9. EVERYWHERE I GO *
10. NEXT *
11. ILLUSTRATED MAN *
12. AUTHOR! AUTHOR! *
13. JE ’TAIME C’EST LA MORT *
14. FEAR OF THE DARK *
15. BILLY PORTER *
16. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE *
17. PSYCHOMODO *

DISC THREE

LIVE

1. ANTI-FEELINGS
(WHITE HART INN, EDINBURGH 1978) *
2. BRAVADO (WHITE HART INN, EDINBURGH 1978) *
3. SWEET DREAMS / PSYCHOMODO (CRAIGMILLAR CASTLE, ANTI-NAZI LEAGUE RALLY 1978) *
4. HORRORSHOW
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
5. SO STRONG
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
6. SHE’S ALIVE
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
7. ADULT/ERY
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
8. FEAR OF THE DARK
(PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
9. LOVE SONG (PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
10. THEY CAME AND TOOK HER
(PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
11. OBSESSIONS (VALENTINO’S, EDINBURGH 1981) *
12. ALL ABOUT YOU
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
13. AQUARAMA (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
14. DAVID (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
15. JE T’AIME C’EST LA MORT
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
16. L’AFRIQUE (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
17. THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
18. VANISHING (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
19. REMEMBER ME (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
20. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
21. AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
22. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *

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TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

AUTHOR! AUTHOR!

1. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN
2. FEAR OF THE DARK
3. AQUARAMA
4. DAVID
5. OBSESSIONS
6. EVERYWHERE I GO
7. LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES ON AND A GUN
8. JE T’AIME C’EST LA MORT
9. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
10. ALL ABOUT YOU
11. SHE’S ALIVE (BONUS TRACK)
12. THEY CAME AND TOOK HER
(BONUS TRACK)
13. ROMANCE BY MAIL (BONUS TRACK)
14. LOVE SONG (BONUS TRACK)
15. PSYCHOMODO (BONUS TRACK)
16. ALL ABOUT YOU (SINGLE VERSION) (BONUS TRACK)
17. AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (BONUS TRACK)
18. SILVER DREAM MACHINE
(BONUS TRACK)

DISC TWO

DEMOS

1. THE VICTIM *
2. HORRORSHOW *
3. ANTI-FEELINGS *
4. OBSESSIONS *
5. ROMANCE BY MAIL *
6. SLIME *
7. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN *
8. AQUARAMA *
9. EVERYWHERE I GO *
10. NEXT *
11. ILLUSTRATED MAN *
12. AUTHOR! AUTHOR! *
13. JE ’TAIME C’EST LA MORT *
14. FEAR OF THE DARK *
15. BILLY PORTER *
16. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE *
17. PSYCHOMODO *

DISC THREE

LIVE

1. ANTI-FEELINGS
(WHITE HART INN, EDINBURGH 1978) *
2. BRAVADO (WHITE HART INN, EDINBURGH 1978) *
3. SWEET DREAMS / PSYCHOMODO (CRAIGMILLAR CASTLE, ANTI-NAZI LEAGUE RALLY 1978) *
4. HORRORSHOW
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
5. SO STRONG
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
6. SHE’S ALIVE
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
7. ADULT/ERY
(GEORGE SQUARE THEATRE, EDINBURGH 1979) *
8. FEAR OF THE DARK
(PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
9. LOVE SONG (PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
10. THEY CAME AND TOOK HER
(PLAZA BALLROOM, GLASGOW 1981) *
11. OBSESSIONS (VALENTINO’S, EDINBURGH 1981) *
12. ALL ABOUT YOU
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
13. AQUARAMA (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
14. DAVID (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
15. JE T’AIME C’EST LA MORT
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
16. L’AFRIQUE (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
17. THE LADY IN THE CAR WITH GLASSES AND A GUN (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
18. VANISHING (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
19. REMEMBER ME (GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
20. LEAVE ME IN AUTUMN
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
21. AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *
22. YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE
(GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS 1981) *