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James - James II

James - James II (1985, Factory Records)

The band's second EP, James II, was released over a year after the first and accompanied by a feature on the cover of the NME and the first two EPs would later be collected as Village Fire - Five Offerings From James. Reviews were once again positive, and Factory Records were eager for James to record an album with it, but the band believed Factory were purely image-based and left the label, striking a deal with Sire Records.

01 If Things Were Perfect
02 Hymn From A Village


Richard Dutton - First One Off The Waltzer (Matt Berry Remix)

IT Crowd star Matt Berry has remixed ‘First One Off The Waltzer’. When the band supported Matt Berry in Manchester, he was knocked out by the band and fell in love with the single. Matt: “I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. A song so very grand deserves a bit of grandeur I reckon”.

Here it is in all it’s groovy glory…


Blue Rondo À La Turk - Klacto Vee Sedstein 12"

Blue Rondo À La Turk - Klacto Vee Sedstein 12" 
(1982, Virgin Records)

01 Blue Rondo À La Turk - Klacto Vee Sedstein
02 Blue Rondo À La Turk - Klacto (Part Two)


Teenage Fanclub & Big Star - NME 7"

Teenage Fanclub & Big Star - Mine Exclusively / Patti Girl 7"
(1993, New Musical Express)

01 Big Star & Teenage Fanclub - Mine Exclusively
02 Teenage Fanclub & Big Star - Patti Girl


Bentley Rhythm Ace - Theme From 'Gutbuster'

Bentley Rhythm Ace - Theme From 'Gutbuster' EP 
(2000, Parlophone Records)

01 Theme From 'Gutbuster'
02 Theme From 'Gutbuster' (Rasmus Remix)
03 Theme From 'Gutbuster' (M&C Remix)
04 Theme From 'Gutbuster' (Jon Carter Remix)


Morrissey - Now My Heart Is Full (Promo)

Morrissey - Now My Heart Is Full 
(1994, Reprise Records US Promo)
01 Now My Heart Is Full (Edit)
02 Now My Heart Is Full (Album Version)


Mitch Benn And The Distractions - Too Late To Cancel

Mitch Benn And The Distractions - Too Late To Cancel 
(2004, Laughing Stock Productions)

Too Late To Cancel is the third album by radio comedian Mitch Benn, released in 2004 under the name of 'Mitch Benn and The Distractions' and featuring his backing band composed of Kirsty Newton and Tasha Baylis. All songs were written by Mitch Benn. Several had previous versions feature in the radio show "Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music".
Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music is a BBC Radio 4 comedy series, taking a satirical look at popular music. It is written by and stars Mitch Benn and Robin Ince. It began in 2004, and has run for 3 series so far.

01 We Haven't Got A Clue
02 Never Went Through A Smiths Phase (listen)
03 Boy Band
04 I Want
05 Can't Do Disco
06 Lonesome Führer
07 Stinky Pants
08 Now He's Gone
09 Never Mind The Song (Look At The Stage Set)
10 Tea Party
11 One-Way System Blues
12 Hard To Shock
13 I'm Still Here
14 West End Musical
15 The Hardest Song In The World To Find
16 Please Don't Release This Song
17 The Interactive Song (Live)
18 Macbeth (My Name Is) (Live)
19 Baby I'm Sorry (Live)

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Kirsty MacColl - Angel

Kirsty MacColl - Angel (1993, I.R.S. Records US)

01 Angel (Jay's Edit)
02 Angel (Stuart Crichton Piano Edit)
03 Angel (Into The Light Mix)
04 Angel (Stuart Crichton Remix)
05 Angel (Apollo 440 Remix)


Sandie Shaw - Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness

Sandie Shaw - Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness
(1988, Rough Trade Records)
01 Please Help The Cause Against Loneliness
02 Jeane
03 Lover Of The Century
04 I Will Remain (Alternative Mix)

Tracks 1 & 2 written by Morrissey and produced by Street/Porter.
Track 3 written and produced by Mark E. Nevin. 
Track 4 produced by Stephen Street.



Then & Now: The Desert Wolves

jangle pop kings from Manchester
The Desert Wolves were a 5-piece pop group from Manchester set up during the mid 80’s In Manchester. In 1987 they released "Love scattered Lives" on the Ugly Man Record imprint, which received much critical acclaim at the time but commercially did not make much impression outside of their native Manchester.
The Line up at that time was - Martin King (lead singer), David Platten (Lead Guitar) Nick Platten (Rhythm Guitar) RIchard Jones (Bass) and Craig Winterburn (Drums).Nowadays Martin King and David Platten play in the The Vermont Sugar House
The Vermont Sugar House are pure pop for now and then people. Some have called it shoegazery indie - an eerie cross between Nick Heywood and the Bachelors, others cite Richard Hawley and Badly Drawn Boy.

The Desert Wolves - Love Scattered Lives EP 
(1987, Ugly Man Records)
01 Love Scattered Lives
02 Stopped In My tracks
03 Desolation Sunday Morning

The Vermont Sugar House - Westminster Bridge EP
(2008, Cloudberry Records)
01 Westminster Bridge
02 Walking Distance (Feat. Ally)
03 Braveheart

Towa Tei - Technova EP

Towa Tei - Technova EP (1995, Elektra)

01 Technova (Radio Edit)
02 Technova (Opaz Remix Edit by Ray Hayden)
03 Technova (Wink's Building Groove by Josh Wink)
04 Technova (Coded Vibe Mix by George Llanes Jr.)
05 Technova (LP Version)
06 Technova (George's Journey by George Llanes Jr.)
07 Technova (Folknova)


Terry Hall - Forever J EP

Terry Hall - Forever J (1994, Anxious Records)
01 Forever J
02 Forever J (Pulp Mix)
03 Suburban Cemetary
04 Guess It's Not A Great Day To Be Me

All three tracks were co-written by Craig Gannon.


The Bluebells - Young At Heart

The Bluebells - Young At Heart 
(1984, London Records)
01 Young At Heart (Extended Version)
02 Tender Mercy
03 Some Sweet Day

Happy birthday to me! I am young at heart! 


VA - Outside The Smiths

VA - Outside The Smiths by Moz Krew Serbia

01 Craig Gannon - Inside The Smiths
02 Doll And The Kicks - I'm Throwing My Arms Around Paris
03 Pony Club - Knees
04 McCarthy - Keep An Open Mind Or Else
05 James - What's The World
06 Richard Dutton - Lucys Lane (The Boorer Sessions)
07 Elva Snow - Could Ya
08 The Cribs - We Share The Same Skies
09 Easterhouse - Whistling In The Dark
10 Mighty Mighty - Biddy Baxter
11 Boys - Quo Estai Amore (Demo)
12 Coulter - Lights, Camera, Dissatisfaction
13 Troy Tate - Love Is
14 The Railway Children - Brighter
15 Terry Hall - Surburban Cemetery
16 Girl In A Coma - In The Day
17 The Social - UK Gothic
18 Raymonde - Solid State Soul
19 A Riot Of Colour - Swallow
20 The Impossible Dreamers - August Avenue (Long Version)


VA - Auteur Labels: Object Music 1978-1981

Auteur Labels: Object Music 1978-1981
(2008, LTM Recordings)
 One of the earliest independent labels in Manchester following the impact of punk, but also arguably the most obscure over time, Object Music, founded by Spherical Objects leader Steve Solamar to release his band's work, had completely disappeared from formal circulation after he wrapped up the label in 1981. The sole exception to this disappearance was the Passage's earliest work, which LTM re-released in 2002. Six years later, LTM was able to do a full retrospective on the label's releases, covering not only a slew of individual albums but creating this overview, pulling together a variety of album tracks and otherwise unavailable single and compilation songs as a handy starting point for the curious.

01 Spherical Objects - The Kill
02 Spherical Objects - The Knot
03 Steve Miro & The Eyes - Dreams Of Desire
04 Steve Miro & The Eyes - Queen Of The Sea
05 Grow Up - River
06 Grow Up - Stay Awake
07 Grow Up - 10 Minutes
08 Alternomen Unlimited - Facade
09 Warriors - Martial Time/Martial Law
10 Steve Miro - Up And About
11 Steve Miro - Smiling In Reverse
12 Spherical Objects - Seventies Romance
13 Spherical Objects - Sweet Tooth
14 Contact - Fascinated By Time?
15 Contact - Nite Time
16 The Passage - Troops Out
17 The Passage - My One Request
18 Manchester Mekon - The Cake Shop Device
19 IQ Zero - Insects
20 Grow Up - Joanne
21 Grow Up - Affirmation Of Existence/Swept Away
22 Grow Up - Gggdadgadadad
23 Steve Solamar - Forewarned
24 Noyes Brothers - The Mutant
25 Noyes Brothers - Decision Time
26 Alternomen Unlimited - Connections (for ever and ever)



The Parachute Men - Leeds Station

The Parachute Men - Leeds Station EP
(1989, Fire Records)
01 Leeds Station
02 Maybe If I'd Said
03 So Mistaken


The Smiths - Unreleased Demos & Instrumentals (2xLP Bootleg)

01 The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (John Porter Monitor Mix)
02 Reel Around The Fountain (Final Troy Tate Album Version)
03 Rusholme Ruffians (Electric Version)
04 The Queen Is Dead (Full Version)
05 Sheila Take A Bow (John Porter Production/Version) 
06 This Night Has Opened My Eyes (Studio Version) 
07 I Misses You (Marr's Instrumental Demo)
08 Ask (Pre-remix Version)
09 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Take 1)
10 Is It Really So Strange (June 86 'Single' Version)
11 Frankly Mr Shankly (Trumpet Version)
12 Shoplifters Of The World Unite (Instrumental Demo)
13 Girlfriend In a Coma (Monitor Mix)
14 Death of a Disco Dancer (Monitor Mix)
15 Paint A Vulgar Picture (Demo)
16 Heavy Track (Marr's Instrumental Demo) 

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