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LONDON POST-PUNK BAND THE MONOCHROME SET’S THIRD ALBUM “ELIGIBLE BACHELORS” RE- ISSUED, COMPLETE WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF BONUS TRACKS AND ADDITIONAL HARD TO FIND MATERIAL.

CONTAINS THE ORIGINAL “ELIGIBLE BACHELORS” ALBUM, THE LIVE ALBUM “FIN” (AKA THE GOOD LIFE), SINGLES AND B-SIDES, RARITIES AND BBC SESSIONS, PLUS A NUMBER OF LEAD SINGER AND SONGWRITER BID’S SOLO TRACKS.

3CDs PACKED WITH SOME OF THE MONOCHROME SET’S FINEST MUSIC.

ALL MATERIAL DIGITALLY REMASTERED FOR THIS NEW RE-ISSUE.

The Monochrome Set were widely recognised as one of the best post-punk bands of the late ‘70s and ‘80s, with the album “Eligible Bachelors” regarded as one of their finest pieces of work. AllMusic named it as “one of the classic undiscovered albums of the early ‘80s. Eligible Bachelors is a tour de force of wit and musical imagination” as well as “an age-defining record”, with Trouser Press praising the band for their “witty intelligence” and declaring that ‘Eligible Bachelors’ “strips the music down to essential elements”.
Cherry Red have paid “Eligible Bachelors” the respect it deserves by carefully packaging the album alongside The Monochrome Set’s fine live album “Fin” (AKA The Good Life), and a whole host of singles, B-sides and rarities, including many hard to find BBC sessions of the band in their absolute prime.
All this has been remastered and beautifully packaged for the album’s re-issue, and is something sure to please long-term Monochrome Set fans and brand-new followers alike.

DISC ONE:
ELIGIBLE BACHELORS

1. THE JET SET JUNTA
2. I’LL CRY INSTEAD
3. ON THE 13TH DAY
4. CLOUD 10
5. THE MATING GAME
6. MARCH OF THE ELIGIBLE BACHELORS
7. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
8. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
9. THE MIDAS TOUCH
10. THE RULING CLASS
11. THE GREAT BARRIER RIFF

BONUS TRACKS:
SINGLES AND B-SIDES:

12. HE’S FRANK
13. ALPHAVILLE
14. EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS
15. LESTER LEAPS IN
16. THE MONOCHROME SET
17. MR. BIZARRO
18. HE’S FRANK (SLIGHT RETURN)
19. SILICON CARNE
20. FALLOUT
21. TEN DON’TS FOR HONEYMOONERS
22. STRAITS OF MALACCA
23. J.D.H.A.N.E.Y.
24. CAST A LONG SHADOW
25. THE BRIDGE
26. THE JET SET JUNTA

DISC TWO:
RARITIES AND BBC SESSIONS

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 22 FEBRUARY 1979
1. LOVE GOES DOWN THE DRAIN
2. NOISE (EINE KLEINE SYMPHONIE)
3. ESPRESSO
4. FAT FUN
5. ICI LES ENFANTS

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 6 SEPTEMBER 1979
6. MARTIANS GO HOME
7. FALLOUT
8. GOODBYE JOE
9. STRANGE BOUTIQUE
10. VIVA DEATH ROW

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 23 APRIL 1980
11. 405 LINES
12. LOVE ZOMBIES

CAPITAL RADIO’S NICKY HORNE SHOW JUNE 1980
13. THE MAN WITH THE BLACK MOUSTACHE

EMI SESSION RECORDED MARCH 1981
14. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
15. THE RULING CLASS

DO IT RECORDS DEMO – DECEMBER 1981
16. AVANTI

RARITIES

17. YO, HO, HO AND THREE BOTTLES OF WINE
18. ANDIAMO
19. COWBOY COUNTRY
20. JACOB’S LADDER
21. INSIDE YOUR HEART
22. WHITE NOISE
23. WE ARE ZARBIE
24. I DON’T KNOW
25. FLESH/TRASH/HEAT
26. PRIVATE DICK
27. IT’S MORE THAN JUST LOVE

DISC THREE:
FIN (AKA THE GOOD LIFE)

1. HE’S FRANK
2. MARTIANS GO HOME
3. STRAITS OF MALACCA
4. SUGAR PLUM
5. B-I-D SPELLS BID
6. ALPHAVILLE
7. HEAVEN CAN WAIT
8. GOODBYE JOE
9. THE STRANGE BOUTIQUE
10. THE STRANGE BOUTIQUE (REPRISE)
11. JACOB’S LADDER
12. WALLFLOWER
13. APOCALYPSO
14. MR. BIZARRO
15. I’LL SCRY INSTEAD
16. ESPRESSO
17. 405 LINES
18. EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS
19. THE MONOCHROME SET

BONUS TRACKS
20. UP (1986 DEMO)
21. REACH FOR YOUR GUN -Bid
22. LOVE – Bid
23. SWEET CHARIOTS – Bid

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DISC ONE:
ELIGIBLE BACHELORS

1. THE JET SET JUNTA
2. I'LL CRY INSTEAD
3. ON THE 13TH DAY
4. CLOUD 10
5. THE MATING GAME
6. MARCH OF THE ELIGIBLE BACHELORS
7. THE DEVIL RIDES OUT
8. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
9. THE MIDAS TOUCH
10. THE RULING CLASS
11. THE GREAT BARRIER RIFF

BONUS TRACKS:
SINGLES AND B-SIDES:

12. HE'S FRANK
13. ALPHAVILLE
14. EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS
15. LESTER LEAPS IN
16. THE MONOCHROME SET
17. MR. BIZARRO
18. HE'S FRANK (SLIGHT RETURN)
19. SILICON CARNE
20. FALLOUT
21. TEN DON'TS FOR HONEYMOONERS
22. STRAITS OF MALACCA
23. J.D.H.A.N.E.Y.
24. CAST A LONG SHADOW
25. THE BRIDGE
26. THE JET SET JUNTA

DISC TWO:
RARITIES AND BBC SESSIONS

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 22 FEBRUARY 1979
1. LOVE GOES DOWN THE DRAIN
2. NOISE (EINE KLEINE SYMPHONIE)
3. ESPRESSO
4. FAT FUN
5. ICI LES ENFANTS

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 6 SEPTEMBER 1979
6. MARTIANS GO HOME
7. FALLOUT
8. GOODBYE JOE
9. STRANGE BOUTIQUE
10. VIVA DEATH ROW

BBC RADIO ONE’S JOHN PEEL SHOW 23 APRIL 1980
11. 405 LINES
12. LOVE ZOMBIES

CAPITAL RADIO’S NICKY HORNE SHOW JUNE 1980
13. THE MAN WITH THE BLACK MOUSTACHE

EMI SESSION RECORDED MARCH 1981
14. FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
15. THE RULING CLASS

DO IT RECORDS DEMO - DECEMBER 1981
16. AVANTI

RARITIES

17. YO, HO, HO AND THREE BOTTLES OF WINE
18. ANDIAMO
19. COWBOY COUNTRY
20. JACOB’S LADDER
21. INSIDE YOUR HEART
22. WHITE NOISE
23. WE ARE ZARBIE
24. I DON'T KNOW
25. FLESH/TRASH/HEAT
26. PRIVATE DICK
27. IT'S MORE THAN JUST LOVE

DISC THREE:
FIN (AKA THE GOOD LIFE)

1. HE'S FRANK
2. MARTIANS GO HOME
3. STRAITS OF MALACCA
4. SUGAR PLUM
5. B-I-D SPELLS BID
6. ALPHAVILLE
7. HEAVEN CAN WAIT
8. GOODBYE JOE
9. THE STRANGE BOUTIQUE
10. THE STRANGE BOUTIQUE (REPRISE)
11. JACOB'S LADDER
12. WALLFLOWER
13. APOCALYPSO
14. MR. BIZARRO
15. I'LL SCRY INSTEAD
16. ESPRESSO
17. 405 LINES
18. EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS
19. THE MONOCHROME SET

BONUS TRACKS
20. UP (1986 DEMO)
21. REACH FOR YOUR GUN -Bid
22. LOVE - Bid
23. SWEET CHARIOTS - Bid

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