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Due 09/02...THE SOUND OF LIVERPOOL 1976 - 1988

Liverpool in the 1970s…The Beatles had gone, but the expectations remained. It took many years until, with the arrival of punk rock, the city’s tunesmiths were able to regroup and usher in a new generation of musical innovation which would form the backbone of the UK’s music scene throughout the 1980s. From Eric’s to the top of the charts, the city found its feet and once again became the epicentre of cool. Revolutionary Spirit charts the rise of Liverpool and its music in the latter half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, from Deaf School and Spitfire Boys, via Zoo Records and Probe Plus, and onto the chart successes of Frankie, OMD, the Bunnymen and many others. Featuring cornerstone contributions from the city’s brightest stars - Bill Drummond, Holly Johnson, Ian Broudie, Pete Burns, Ian McCulloch, Julian Cope, Lee Mavers and co – and many more lesser-known legends, this is the unique tale of a city trying to find itself with the world watching – and succeeding. Various Artists Extensive 5CD/book set exploring the ‘second wave’ of music on Merseyside, from 1976-1988

Features classics, rarities, album tracks and previously unreleased gems from Echo And The Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, The La’s, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Dead Or Alive, China Crisis, A Flock Of Seagulls, Wild Swans, Big In Japan and many more.

5CD + 56pp A5 book format contains many artists’ own sleeve-notes, previously unseen photographs and essays from key observers and participants in the city’s music scene - Bernie Connor, Mike Badger, Yorkie and Joe McKechnie.

Curated and designed by the people who brought you Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Manchester – North Of England, Silhouettes And Statues and many more extensive box sets.

A remarkable journey through the music of a generation inspired and enabled by punk rock to step out from behind the shadow to the Fab Four.

Packed with first-hand artist sleeve-notes, insightful essays, imagery and brilliant, essential music, this is a story long in need of telling…

DISC ONE: 1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School 2. BIG IN JAPAN - Big In Japan 3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts 4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL - Echo And The Bunnymen 5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds 6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM - 0-51 7. TODAY'S MYSTERY IS… - The Dance Party 8. SLEEPING GAS - The Teardrop Explodes 9. FACTION - Faction 10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons 11. BLACK LEATHER - Nightmares In Wax 12. BUNKER SOLDIERS - Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark 13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette 14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes 15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes 16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors 17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs 18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets 19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies 20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys 21. THE DOCTOR - Geisha Girls 22. DON'T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

DISC TWO: 1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I 2. TELECOMMUNICATION - A Flock Of Seagulls 3. WHEN I DREAM - The Teardrop Explodes 4. HIT THE MOON - Ellery Bop 5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men 6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black 7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems 8. TOUCH - Freeze Frame 9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache 10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice 11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen 12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books 13. CREATION REBEL – Windows 14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion 15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG - Hambi And The Dance 16. SOLDIERS - Egypt For Now 17. DOWN AT THE ZOO - Those Naughty Lumps 18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon 19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh 20. NIGHTLIFE - The Moderates

DISC THREE: 1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans 2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis 3. DON'T LET GO – Pink Industry 4. OBSESSIONS - Passion Polka 5. I'M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys 6. FLAMING SWORD – Care 7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe 8. SHE'S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey 9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto 10. SOME ASPECTS - Chain Of Command 11. HE'S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds 12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor 13. THEMES FOR 'GRIND' SCENE V - Will Sergeant 14. THROUGH THE GLASS - Shiny Two Shiny 15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works 16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES - It's Immaterial 17. TOXTETH - Public Disgrace 18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers 19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room 20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET - The Balcony (Mk I) 21. BURST BALLOONS - The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC FOUR: 1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood 2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir 3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM - Brenda And The Beach Balls 4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters 5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive 6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance 7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN - Alternative Radio 8. JIMMY'S GRIN – Margox 9. - KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys 10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light 11. JEAN'S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains 12. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II) 13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five 14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang 15. MY WAR – Western Promise 16. DON'T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) - Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers 17. HAPPEN - The Rioutous Hues 18. BOMB SUTRA - Mel-O-Tones 19. HELL - Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC FIVE: 1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross 2. GET DOWN OVER - The La's 3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel 4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets 5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane 6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars 7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) - The Tempest 8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset 9. PAT NEVIN'S EYES – The Tractors 10. DANCE - Cyclic Amp 11. WHEN YOU'RE IN - The DaVincis 12. WAY OUT - The La's 13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds 14. BURNIN' AND LOOTIN' – Ministry Of Love 15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers 16. ONLY IN AMERICA - Exhibit B 17. SONS OF - Thomas Lang 18. COME HOLY SPIRIT - Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus

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