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• FIVE DISCS EXPLORING THE CAREER OF ADRIAN BORLAND FRONTED PUNK ROCK PIONEERS THE OUTSIDERS.

• TWO CLASSIC ALBUMS, THE DEBUT EP, A LONDON LIVE SHOW AND TWO DISCS FULL OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, ALTERNATES AND COUNTLESS NEVER BEFORE HEARD SONGS.

• CONTAINS 47 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS!

• OVERSEEN BY FOUNDING MEMBER ADRIAN JANES, AND PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES AND CASSETTES.

• CONTAINS EXTENSIVE SLEEVENOTES, INCLUDING ADRIAN JANES’ SONG-BY-SONG RECOLLECTIONS AND COMPLETE RECORDING CHRONOLOGY.

Formed whilst still at school in late 1974, The Outsiders charted their own unlikely path through the tumultuous punk era, releasing one of the very first independent ‘punk’ albums in the process and dividing opinion with their contribution to the new musical revolution. Aided and backed by front man Adrian Borland’s father, the band produced material in an adventurous range of styles (somehow becoming ‘post-punk’ during the original wave), recorded in their own private studio and released material on their own Raw Edge label. Borland and co-founder Adrian Janes, whilst tapping into punk’s energy, explored songwriting which dug deeper than much of whatever else was happening at the time, simultaneously youthful, reflective and knowing.

Produced in association with founder and co-writer Adrian Janes, ‘Count For Something’ charts a recording career lasting less than two years and which segued into Adrian Borland’s next project, The Sound. Janes’ remembrances, song-by-song recollections and in-depth recording information make for a unique insider’s view of The Outsiders’ experience, accompanied by a plethora of recently unearthed songs, demos and live material.

Long overdue reappraisal and acknowledgement, The Outsiders approached the punk boom with gusto. Adventurous, unrestrained and somewhat eccentric, this was a young band feeding off of the atmosphere around them and transforming it into their own suburban take on that place and time. A must for punk and alternative rock collectors, fans of Adrian Borland and those with an interest in home-recording and the independent spirit.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
CALLING ON YOUTH

1. CALLING ON YOUTH
2. BREAK FREE
3. ON THE EDGE
4. HIT AND RUN
5. START OVER
6. WEIRD
7. I’M SCREWED UP
8. WALKING THROUGH A STORM
9. TERMINAL CASE
ONE TO INFINITY EP
10. ONE TO INFINITY
11. NEW UNIFORM
12. CONSEQUENCES
13. FREEWAY

DISC TWO:
CALLING ON YOUTH / ONE TO INFINITY
DEMOS AND EARLY SONGS

1. CALLING ON YOUTH (DEMO)
2. BREAK FREE (ORIGINAL VERSION)
3. HIT AND RUN (DEMO)
4. START OVER (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
5. WEIRD (PATHWAY SESSION)
6. I’M SCREWED UP(ORIGINAL VERSION)
7. WALKING THROUGH A STORM (ORIGINAL VERSION)
8. ONE TO INFINITY (DEMO)
9. CONSEQUENCES (DEMO)
10. BLOWTORCH (ORIGINAL VERSION)
11. BLOWTORCH (PATHWAY SESSION)
12. ANNIVERSARY
13. I’M GONNA BE FREE
14. PERFECT GIRL (DEMO)

ALL SONGS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:
CLOSE UP

1. VITAL HOURS
2. OBSERVATIONS
3. FIXED UP
4. TOUCH AND GO
5. WHITE DEBT
6. COUNT FOR SOMETHING
7. OUT OF PLACE
8. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE
9. FACE TO FACE
10. SEMI-DETACHED LIFE
11. CONSPIRACY OF WAR

DISC FOUR:
CLOSE UP – DEMOS and LATE SONGS

1. VITAL HOURS (PIPER STUDIO SESSION)
2. OBSERVATIONS (DEMO)
3. FIXED UP (DEMO)
4. TOUCH AND GO (PIPER STUDIO SESSION)
5. WHITE DEBT (DEMO)
6. COUNT FOR SOMETHING (DEMO)
7. OUT OF PLACE (DEMO)
8. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE (DEMO)
9. FACE TO FACE (DEMO)
10. SEMI-DETACHED LIFE (DEMO)
11. CONSPIRACY OF WAR (DEMO)
12. WATCHDOG (DEMO)
13. PRIME MOVER (DEMO)
14. SETTLED DUST (DEMO)
15. FLESH ON FLESH (DEMO)
16. BLIND DATE (MIX 1) (DEMO)
17. BLIND DATE (MIX 2) (DEMO)
18. SOONER OR LATER (DEMO)
19. DEEP BREATH (DEMO)
20. NIGHT VS. DAY (DEMO)
21. SYMBOLS (DEMO)
22. QUARTER PAST TWO (DEMO)
23. GOT TO GET AWAY (DEMO)

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FIVE:
LIVE AT LSE

1. COUNT FOR SOMETHING
2. NEW UNIFORM
3. FREEWAY
4. RAW POWER
5. TOUCH AND GO
6. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE
7. FIXED UP
8. RUNNING OUT OF TIME
9. OBSERVATIONS
10. VITAL HOURS

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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DISC ONE:
CALLING ON YOUTH

1. CALLING ON YOUTH
2. BREAK FREE
3. ON THE EDGE
4. HIT AND RUN
5. START OVER
6. WEIRD
7. I’M SCREWED UP
8. WALKING THROUGH A STORM
9. TERMINAL CASE
ONE TO INFINITY EP
10. ONE TO INFINITY
11. NEW UNIFORM
12. CONSEQUENCES
13. FREEWAY

DISC TWO:
CALLING ON YOUTH /
ONE TO INFINITY
DEMOS AND EARLY SONGS

1. CALLING ON YOUTH (DEMO)
2. BREAK FREE (ORIGINAL VERSION)
3. HIT AND RUN (DEMO)
4. START OVER (ALTERNATIVE MIX)
5. WEIRD (PATHWAY SESSION)
6. I’M SCREWED UP(ORIGINAL VERSION)
7. WALKING THROUGH A STORM (ORIGINAL VERSION)
8. ONE TO INFINITY (DEMO)
9. CONSEQUENCES (DEMO)
10. BLOWTORCH (ORIGINAL VERSION)
11. BLOWTORCH (PATHWAY SESSION)
12. ANNIVERSARY
13. I’M GONNA BE FREE
14. PERFECT GIRL (DEMO)

ALL SONGS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC THREE:
CLOSE UP

1. VITAL HOURS
2. OBSERVATIONS
3. FIXED UP
4. TOUCH AND GO
5. WHITE DEBT
6. COUNT FOR SOMETHING
7. OUT OF PLACE
8. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE
9. FACE TO FACE
10. SEMI-DETACHED LIFE
11. CONSPIRACY OF WAR

DISC FOUR:
CLOSE UP – DEMOS and LATE SONGS


1. VITAL HOURS (PIPER STUDIO SESSION)
2. OBSERVATIONS (DEMO)
3. FIXED UP (DEMO)
4. TOUCH AND GO (PIPER STUDIO SESSION)
5. WHITE DEBT (DEMO)
6. COUNT FOR SOMETHING (DEMO)
7. OUT OF PLACE (DEMO)
8. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE (DEMO)
9. FACE TO FACE (DEMO)
10. SEMI-DETACHED LIFE (DEMO)
11. CONSPIRACY OF WAR (DEMO)
12. WATCHDOG (DEMO)
13. PRIME MOVER (DEMO)
14. SETTLED DUST (DEMO)
15. FLESH ON FLESH (DEMO)
16. BLIND DATE (MIX 1) (DEMO)
17. BLIND DATE (MIX 2) (DEMO)
18. SOONER OR LATER (DEMO)
19. DEEP BREATH (DEMO)
20. NIGHT VS. DAY (DEMO)
21. SYMBOLS (DEMO)
22. QUARTER PAST TWO (DEMO)
23. GOT TO GET AWAY (DEMO)

ALL TRACKS PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FIVE:
LIVE AT LSE

1. COUNT FOR SOMETHING
2. NEW UNIFORM
3. FREEWAY
4. RAW POWER
5. TOUCH AND GO
6. KEEP THE PAIN INSIDE
7. FIXED UP
8. RUNNING OUT OF TIME
9. OBSERVATIONS
10. VITAL HOURS

PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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