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“Shoegaze” was a term invented circa 1990 to describe a new breed on UK Indie guitar bands inspired by the likes of 4AD Records, My Bloody Valentine and US acts like Sonic Youth.
Issued in early 2016, the critically-acclaimed 5-CD box set STILL IN A DREAM paid tribute to that seminal period with numerous classics, cult favourites, rarities and tracks new to CD.
Although “Shoegaze” was initially a derogatory term to pigeonhole a clutch of new acts, the term quickly evolved to become an accepted genre of music which has influenced successive generations of bands, especially those outside of the UK.
STILL IN A DREAM is now reissued on vinyl as a deluxe, gatefold sleeved double-LP edition, including many of the key tracks from the original 5-CD box set (which is still available). This is a limited edition of 1,000 copies.
Side one acknowledges the 80s independent acts who helped inspire “Shoegaze” – The Cocteau Twins, The House Of Love, Spacemen 3. Side two includes some of the genre- defining acts from the start of the 1990s: Slowdive, Lush and The Telescopes. Sides three and four demonstrate the breadth of talent which followed, including acts from America.
1. CHERRY-COLOURED FUNK – The Cocteau Twins
2. CHRISTINE – The House Of Love
3. HYPNOTIZED – Spacemen 3
4. PUPPET CLOUDS – The Prayers
5. SIGHT OF YOU – Pale Saints
1. PRECIOUS LITTLE – The Telescopes
2. DE-LUXE – Lush
3. CRYSTAL EYES – The Nightblooms
4. SLOWDIVE – Slowdive
5. LIAR – The Charlottes
6. SOMERSAULT SUNRISE – Blow-Up
1. GRAVITY – Moonshake
2. GONG – The Hinnies
3. CLOSER – The Sunflowers
4. MIRRORED – Drop
5. IN HOLLOW – The Belltower
1. PHONEFREAK HONEY – Sweet Jesus
2. I DON’T MIND – Sun Dial
3. LOVESLIESCRUSHING – Babysbreath
4. SURROUND SOUND – Spindrift
5. DOZEN – Alison’s Halo