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RE-PRESS: CD ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 2008

• The Monochrome Set’s complete independent singles collection including b-sides and rare tracks.

• Collected from their time at Rough Trade, Dindisc and Cherry Red, a superb collection of genre defying “new wave” pop

Suave; debonair; sophisticated. Haughty, perhaps, for those who favour the pejorative. Aristocratic in more than one sense, classy in at least as many. The Monochrome Set were effortlessly inventive, literate, poised and immaculate of tuneage, possessed of an internal dialogue as a band that allowed them to surf their own narrative. They were just unlike anything else, in layman’s terms.

Their sound harked back to a golden era of British pop songwriters. But there was nothing retrogressive about their endeavours. Instead they wrote songs that recreated the drama and promise of a Pearl & Dean interval theme, veering from lullaby to mambo to harmonic pop, accompanied by lush melodies and irresistibly playful lyrics that embraced morbidity at one extreme, and pitch-perfect satire at another…

Weight 200 kg
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He's Frank / Alphaville / Eine Symphonie Des Grauens / Lester Leaps In / The Monochrome Set / Mr Bizzaro / He's Frank (Slight Return) / Silicon Carne / Fallout / The Mating Game / j.d.h.a.n.e.y. / Cast A Long Shadow / The Bridge / Jet Set Junta / Love Goes Down The Drain / Killing Dave / House Of God (Live) / Sweet Death / Forever Young / Hurting You / Little Noises / I Love Lambeth / Kissy Kissy / All Over / Closing Time

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