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74 TRACKS EXPLORING THE EVOLUTION OF INDIE POP, FROM THE GLORIOUSLY AMBITIOUS PRODUCTIONS OF SOON-TO-BE HOUSEHOLD NAMES TO THE LO-FI SHOESTRING RECORDINGS OF UNDERGROUND MAINSTAYS. A COMPANION TO THE HUGELY SUCCESSFUL ‘SCARED TO GET HAPPY’

FEATURING THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN, THE TEARDROP EXPLODES, AZTEC CAMERA, EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL, PULP, SCRITTI POLITTI, PREFAB SPROUT, DEL AMITRI, VIC GODARD & THE SUBWAY SECT, WAH! HEAT, THE MONOCHROME SET AND COUNTLESS OTHER ICONIC ARTISTS.

INCLUDES MANY TRACKS NEVER BEFORE ISSUED ON CD AND RARITIES BY THE LIKES OF APRIL SHOWERS, THE WEE CHERUBS (WHO EVOLVED INTO THE BACHELOR PAD), THE CINEMATICS (SOON TO BECOME RAZORCUTS), MO-DETTES, THE PAGE BOYS (WHO EVOLVED INTO 1000 VIOLINS), PULP (AN EARLY B-SIDE), THE TWINSETS (FIRST PROPER RELEASE), THE RINGING (A JUNE BRIDES SPIN-OFF, MAKING THEIR DEBUT ON CD), AND THE SUEDE CROCODILES (THEIR SECOND SINGLE, UNISSUED AT THE TIME)

PRODUCED BY THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT YOU ‘SCARED TO GET HAPPY’, ‘STILL IN A DREAM’, ‘ANOTHER SPLASH OF COLOUR’, ‘REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT’, ‘LOSING TOUCH WITH MY MIND’, THE ‘C86’ SERIES AND COUNTLESS OTHER HIT COMPILATIONS AND BOX SETS.

‘The Sun Shines Here’ captures perfectly the moment indie pop emerged from the ashes of the post-punk years, bringing a brighter, more ambitious sound, and an enthused cross-section of British youth culture, into the spotlight. A must for lovers and collectors of independent music and admirers of the independent spirit that enabled it.

In 2013, Cherry Red released the widely acclaimed 5CD collection, ‘Scared To Get Happy’, documenting the evolution of independent pop across the ‘80s, from its roots in post-punk through the so-called C86 scene and beyond.

Eight years later, Cherry Red presents the sequel, ‘The Sun Shines Here’. Once again referencing a Hurrah! song, this 3CD set revisits and explores the birth of Indie Pop, a period when, in the early 1980s, as London centred around more angular, aggressive music, bands emerged from Scotland, Liverpool and Manchester drawing on the cooler end of ‘60s and ‘70s music to create something fresh and new.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:

1 WAH HEAT! Better Scream
2 THE TEARDROP EXPLODES Read It In Books
3 LORI & THE CHAMELEONS The Lonely Spy
4 SCARS Love Song
5 THE DISCO ZOMBIES Mary Millington
6 MO-DETTES Twist And Shout 7 IT’S IMMATERIAL Young Man (Seeks Interesting Job)
8 MANICURED NOISE Freetime 9 THE CHEFS Sweetie
10 JOSEF K It’s Kinda Funny 11 AU PAIRS It’s Obvious
12 DOLLY MIXTURE Step Close Now
13 VIC GODARD & THE SUBWAY SECT Stop That Girl
14 FAMILY FODDER Debbie Harrry
15 LUDUS Mutilate
16 GIRLS AT OUR BEST! Go For Gold!
17 ESSENTIAL LOGIC Fanfare In The Garden
18 THE MONOCHROME SET Ten Don’ts For Honeymooners
19 ART OBJECTS 20th Century Composites
20 THE LINES Transit
21 JOWE HEAD Cake Shop Girl
22 THE WILD SWANS God Forbid
23 ALTERED IMAGES Insects
24 THE BLUEBELLS Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool (Demo)
25 THE JAZZATEERS Don’t Let Your Son Grow Up To Be A Cowboy

DISC TWO:

1 SCRITTI POLITTI The “Sweetest’ Girl”
2 THE NIGHTINGALES Inside Out
3 WEEKEND The View From Her Room
4 EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL On My Mind
5 BLUE ORCHIDS Wait
6 PREFAB SPROUT Radio Love
7 JONI DEE Featuring THE TIMES Here Come The Holidays
8 THE FARMER’S BOYS Whatever Is He Like?
9 THE PALE FOUNTAINS Just A Girl
10 THE RAINCOATS Running Away
11 THE GIFT Crashing Down
12 TRACEY THORN Simply Couldn’t Care
13 MICRODISNEY Hello Rascals
14 DISLOCATION DANCE You’ll Never Never Know
15 THE LAUGHING APPLE Wouldn’t You?
16 THE CINEMATICS Puffa Train 17 IN EMBRACE Sun Brings Smiles
18 THE DAINTEES Involved With Love
19 FIVE OR SIX Chalk Circle
20 TRIXIE’S BIG RED MOTORBIKE Hold Me
21 THE GYMSLIPS Big Sister (It’s Probably Better)
22 BEN WATT On Box Hill
23 MARINE GIRLS That Fink Jazz-Me-Blues Boy
24 DEL AMITRI The Difference Is

DISC THREE:

1 FRIENDS AGAIN State Of Art
2 PULP There Was…
3 JANE AND BARTON I Want To Be With You
4 SWALLOW TONGUE Got To Be There
5 THE PAGE BOYS You’re My Kind Of Girl
6 THE JETSET Judy’s Toy Box
7 HURRAH! Hip Hip
8 BIFF BANG POW! Fifty Years Of Fun
9 THE JUNE BRIDES In The Rain
10 THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM In The Afternoon
11 THE BRILLIANT CORNERS Tangled Up In Blue
12 YEAH YEAH NOH Bias Binding
13 APRIL SHOWERS Abandon Ship
14 THE TWINSETS Sophisticated Boom Boom
15 AZTEC CAMERA Jump
16 THE RINGING Caprice
17 THE HIGSONS Music To Watch Girls By
18 THE LOFT Winter
19 JASMINE MINKS Ghost Of A Young Man
20 THE WEE CHERUBS Waiting For My Man
21 GRAB GRAB THE HADDOCK I’m Used Now
22 THE PASTELS Million Tears
23 ST CHRISTOPHER Crystal Clear
24 THE SUEDE CROCODILES Paint Yourself A Rainbow
25 THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Upside Down

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DISC ONE:

1 WAH HEAT! Better Scream
2 THE TEARDROP EXPLODES Read It In Books
3 LORI & THE CHAMELEONS The Lonely Spy
4 SCARS Love Song
5 THE DISCO ZOMBIES Mary Millington
6 MO-DETTES Twist And Shout 7 IT’S IMMATERIAL Young Man (Seeks Interesting Job)
8 MANICURED NOISE Freetime 9 THE CHEFS Sweetie
10 JOSEF K It’s Kinda Funny 11 AU PAIRS It’s Obvious
12 DOLLY MIXTURE Step Close Now
13 VIC GODARD & THE SUBWAY SECT Stop That Girl
14 FAMILY FODDER Debbie Harrry
15 LUDUS Mutilate
16 GIRLS AT OUR BEST! Go For Gold!
17 ESSENTIAL LOGIC Fanfare In The Garden
18 THE MONOCHROME SET Ten Don'ts For Honeymooners
19 ART OBJECTS 20th Century Composites
20 THE LINES Transit
21 JOWE HEAD Cake Shop Girl
22 THE WILD SWANS God Forbid
23 ALTERED IMAGES Insects
24 THE BLUEBELLS Everybody's Somebody's Fool (Demo)
25 THE JAZZATEERS Don't Let Your Son Grow Up To Be A Cowboy

DISC TWO:

1 SCRITTI POLITTI The “Sweetest’ Girl”
2 THE NIGHTINGALES Inside Out
3 WEEKEND The View From Her Room
4 EVERYTHING BUT THE GIRL On My Mind
5 BLUE ORCHIDS Wait
6 PREFAB SPROUT Radio Love
7 JONI DEE Featuring THE TIMES Here Come The Holidays
8 THE FARMER’S BOYS Whatever Is He Like?
9 THE PALE FOUNTAINS Just A Girl
10 THE RAINCOATS Running Away
11 THE GIFT Crashing Down
12 TRACEY THORN Simply Couldn't Care
13 MICRODISNEY Hello Rascals
14 DISLOCATION DANCE You’ll Never Never Know
15 THE LAUGHING APPLE Wouldn't You?
16 THE CINEMATICS Puffa Train 17 IN EMBRACE Sun Brings Smiles
18 THE DAINTEES Involved With Love
19 FIVE OR SIX Chalk Circle
20 TRIXIE’S BIG RED MOTORBIKE Hold Me
21 THE GYMSLIPS Big Sister (It's Probably Better)
22 BEN WATT On Box Hill
23 MARINE GIRLS That Fink Jazz-Me-Blues Boy
24 DEL AMITRI The Difference Is

DISC THREE:

1 FRIENDS AGAIN State Of Art
2 PULP There Was...
3 JANE AND BARTON I Want To Be With You
4 SWALLOW TONGUE Got To Be There
5 THE PAGE BOYS You’re My Kind Of Girl
6 THE JETSET Judy's Toy Box
7 HURRAH! Hip Hip
8 BIFF BANG POW! Fifty Years Of Fun
9 THE JUNE BRIDES In The Rain
10 THE REVOLVING PAINT DREAM In The Afternoon
11 THE BRILLIANT CORNERS Tangled Up In Blue
12 YEAH YEAH NOH Bias Binding
13 APRIL SHOWERS Abandon Ship
14 THE TWINSETS Sophisticated Boom Boom
15 AZTEC CAMERA Jump
16 THE RINGING Caprice
17 THE HIGSONS Music To Watch Girls By
18 THE LOFT Winter
19 JASMINE MINKS Ghost Of A Young Man
20 THE WEE CHERUBS Waiting For My Man
21 GRAB GRAB THE HADDOCK I'm Used Now
22 THE PASTELS Million Tears
23 ST CHRISTOPHER Crystal Clear
24 THE SUEDE CROCODILES Paint Yourself A Rainbow
25 THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Upside Down