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Coming soon: C86 deluxe three-CD edition from Cherry Red

Coming soon: C86 deluxe three-CD edition from Cherry Red

Coming soon: C86 deluxe three-CD edition from Cherry Red

Yes, we are very excited about this. The classic C86 is being reissued by Cherry Red as a deluxe three-CD edition.

It’s a box set based around the classic 22-track cassette, a selection that gave a number of indie bands their first break. More than that, it was an album that defined a scene and an era, selling around 40,000 copies on cassette before being released on LP and cassette by Rough Trade the following year.

This deluxe expanded edition of the original C86 cassette adds 50 bonus tracks, but sticks to the same theme, assisted by curation by original compiler Neil Taylor. Neil has chosen tracks which could have been on the original C86 package – all the recordings were made between mid-1985 and mid-1986. Many tracks have never been on CD before, a few even previously unreleased.

The release will also coincide with a celebratory ten-band-strong Indie festival at London’s Club 229 on Saturday June 14th, headlined by The Wedding Present and also featuring A Witness, The Wolfhounds, The Membranes, Yeah Yeah Noh, Design (ex-Chesterf!elds), David Westlake (The Servants), The McTells, The Band Of Holy Joy and The Claim.

You should be able to order it at amazon.co.uk soon ahead of a June release date, but if you want an insight now, check out the tracklisting below.

DISC 1 – ORIGINAL ALBUM

1. PRIMAL SCREAM Velocity Girl
2. THE MIGHTY LEMON DROPS Happy Head
3. THE SOUP DRAGONS Pleasantly Surprised
4. THE WOLFHOUNDS Feeling So Strange Again *
5. THE BODINES Therese
6. MIGHTY MIGHTY Law
7. STUMP Buffalo *
8. BOGSHED Run To The Temple *
9. A WITNESS Sharpened Sticks
10. THE PASTELS Breaking Lines *
11. AGE OF CHANCE From Now On, This Will Be Your God *
12. SHOP ASSISTANTS It’s Up to You *
13. CLOSE LOBSTERS Firestation Towers *
14. MIAOW Sport Most Royal
15. HALF MAN HALF BISCUIT
I Hate Nerys Hughes (From The Heart)
16. THE SERVANTS Transparent
17. MacKENZIES Big Jim (There’s No Pubs In Heaven) *
18. BIG FLAME New Way
(Quick Wash And Brush Up With Liberation Theology) *
19. WE’VE GOT A FUZZBOX AND WE’RE GONNA USE IT
Console Me *
20. McCARTHY Celestial City *
21. THE SHRUBS Bullfighter’s Bones *
22. THE WEDDING PRESENT This Boy Can Wait (A Bit Longer!)

DISC 2

1. THE JUNE BRIDES Just The Same
2. YEAH YEAH NOH Another Side To Mrs Quill
3. THE PRIMITIVES Lazy
4. JESSE GARON & THE DESPERADOES Splashing Along
5. THE BAND OF HOLY JOY Rosemary Smith
6. THE McTELLS Virginia M.C. *
7. B.M.X. BANDITS E102
8. ONE THOUSAND VIOLINS Like One Thousand Violins
9. THE DENTISTS Peppermint Dreams
10. THE MEMBRANES Everything’s Brilliant
11. THE WEATHER PROPHETS Worm In My Brain
12. THE BRILLIANT CORNERS Meet Me On Tuesdays
13. TALULAH GOSH I Told You So
14. PIGBROS Hedonist Hat
15. 14 ICED BEARS Inside
16. ST. CHRISTOPHER Go Ahead, Cry *
17. THE GROOVE FARM Captain Fantastic (Demo)
18. KILGORE TROUT The Peacock Nose *
19. THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN Inside Me
20. THE HIT PARADE You Didn’t Love Me Then
21. THAT PETROL EMOTION Mine
22. THE TURNCOATS One Breath *
23. A RIOT OF COLOUR Skink (Flexi Version) *
24. PAUL GROOVY & THE POP ART EXPERIENCE
Tune In, Turn On, Trip Out **
25. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN Darkness And Colour

DISC 3

1. THE CHESTERF!ELDS Sweet Revenge
2. THE JASMINE MINKS World’s No Place
3. STITCHED-BACK FOOT AIRMAN Why *
4. RAZORCUTS Sad Kaleidoscope
5. TREEBOUND STORY I Remember *
6. THE NIGHTINGALES Part Time Moral England
7. EPISODE FOUR Strike Up Matches
8. THE AVONS Everything’s Going Right *
9. MEAT WHIPLASH Here It Comes
10. KING OF THE SLUMS Spider Psychiatry *
11. HAPPY MONDAYS Freaky Dancin’
12. BIFF BANG POW! Love’s Going Out Of Fashion
13. BLUE AEROPLANES Tolerance (Remix)
14. LAWRENCE & THE COMFORTABLE SOCIETY Heartache *
15. LAUGH Take Your Time, Yeah (Flexi Version) *
16. NORTH OF CORNWALLIS Billy Liar **
17. POP WILL EAT ITSELF Mesmerized
18. BENNY PROFANE Hang Fire *
19. GO! SERVICE Real Life
20. JANITORS Good To Be The King *
21. THE CLAIM Gullible’s Travels
22. THE AUCTIONEERS Scoop **
23. NOSEFLUTES Perfect Cockney Hard-On *
24. THE LOVE ACT Hep Clothes **
25. THE ENORMOUS ROOM I Don’t Need You *

** = previously unreleased
* = new to CD (or we think so, anyway)

  • stefano_g

    This is exciting. I hope they put some effort into the mastering unlike most of their poor sounding reissues.