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Manchester: North Of England / 7CD set

With the world’s gaze currently on Manchester, as the city pulls together following the recent terrorist attack, Cherry Red remind us of the strength and diversity of the independent music scene, by issuing a seven-CD box, with songs originally issued over a 16 year period (1977-1993)

With the excellent title Manchester North Of England, the box delivers 143 tracks and features key bands from the late ’70s to the early ’90s including Joy Division, The Fall, New Order, James, Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, Morrissey, John Cooper Clarke, 808 State, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column, The Charlatans and Oasis.

This has been put together by the team that brought you similar sets (Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Millions Like Us, and Action Time Vision) and features sleeve-notes by Mick Middles, and a foreword by Mark Radcliffe.

Manchester: North Of England is issued on 28 July 2017.

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Manchester: North Of England ~ A Story Of Independent Music From Greater Manchester (1977-1993)

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Disc: 1
1. BREAKDOWN (Demo) – Buzzcocks
2. CRANKED UP REALLY HIGH – Slaughter And The Dogs
3. AIN’T BIN TO NO MUSIC SCHOOL – The Nosebleeds
4. JUST WANT TO BE MYSELF – (LP Version) – The Drones
5. PSYCLE SLUTS Pts. 1 & 2 – John Cooper Clarke
6. GOING STEADY – Jilted John
7. LOUIE LOUIE (Edit) – John The Postman
8. HEADS DOWN NO NONSENSE MINDLESS BOOGIE – Albertos Y Lost Trios Paranoias
9. THE LIGHT POURS OUT OF ME – Magazine
10. THE KILL – Spherical Objects
11. UP AND ABOUT – Steve Miro
12. MAN IN THE BOX – V2
13. MAYBE ITâ™S LOVE – – The Distractions
14. STAY AWAKE – Grow-Up
15. VOICE IN THE DARK – Frantic Elevators
16. SHEâ™S LOST CONTROL – Joy Division
17. BAISER – Chris Sievey
18. TO YOU – The Smirks
19. MANCHESTER BOYS – Salford Jets
20. SNAP IT AROUND – 48 Chairs
21. DOWNPOUR – Foreign Press
22. WARREN ROW – She Cracked
23. ENGLISH BLACK BOYS (Edit) – X-O-Dus
24. DEM A SUS (IN THE MOSS) – Harlem Spirit

Disc: 2
1. ROWCHE RUMBLE – The Fall
2. THE KIDS JUST WANNA DANCE – Fast Cars
3. DOES IT MATTER IRENE? – The Mothmen
4. YESTERDAYâ™S LOVE – Any Trouble
5. BIG NOISE IN THE JUNGLE – The Tiller Boys
6. NO FORGETTING – Manchester Mekon
7. FAITH – Manicured Noise
8. EDWARD FOX – Smack
9. SOME LIKE IT HOT – Bet Lynchâ™s Legs
10. LIPS THAT WOULD KISS (FORM PRAYERS TO BROKEN STONE) – Durutti Column
11. THE FLOOD – Blue Orchids
12. I’M IN LOVE WITH THE GIRL ON THE MANCHESTER VIRGIN MEGASTORE CHECKOUT DESK – The Freshies
13. CLOUD OF FLIES – The Hamsters
14. ACID TABLA DUB – Suns Of Arqa
15. THE FOX – A Certain Ratio
16. DEAF – Crispy Ambulance
17. MY CHERRY IS IN SHERRY – Ludus
18. BRICKS – The Diagram Bros.
19. SUBLIMINAL – Eric Random
20. VALIUM GIRLS – Bee Vamp
21. IN SHREDS – The Chameleons

Disc: 3
1. TEMPTATION (7❠Version) – New Order
2. MARKING TIME – Syncopation
3. ROSEMARY – Dislocation Dance
4. SUGAR DADDY – Carmel
5. YOUâ™VE GOT ME BEAT – Swamp Children
6. DISCIPLINE – Gods Gift
7. PROCESSION – Nico & The Invisible Girls
8. COOL AS ICE (U.S. 7❠Edit) – 52nd Street
9. SHARP TONGUE – The Passage
10. AAIR CARE – Biting Tongues
11. OF ALL ⓠLEAVES WERE FALLING – Jane
12. WORKING AND SHOPPING – Tools You Can Trust
13. LOVE TEMPO (Benelux Edit) – Quando Quango
14. GRUNT CADILLAC HOTEL – Inca Babies
15. REACH FOR LOVE – Marcel King
16. LOOKING FROM A HILLTOP – Section 25
17. TELL ME – Life
18. ALL AT ONCE – Stockholm Monsters
19. SPIKE MILLIGAN’S TAPE RECORDER – The Membranes
20. KITCHEN SINK DRAMA – A Witness
21. LOVE AT THE HACIENDA – Graham Fellows

Disc: 4
1. CHAIN MAIL – James
2. BELLE VUE – Miaow
3. WHISTLING IN THE DARK – Easterhouse
4. SCAR TISSUE – The Bodines
5. WHY POPSTARS CAN’T DANCE – Big Flame
6. CHINA DOLL – The Weeds
7. GET HIGH – Yargo
8. SHARP – Twang
9. ME AND MY MINI – Edward Barton
10. D’YOU THINK I LOOK LIKE ELVIS PRESLEY? – Big Ed & His Rocking Rattlesnakes
11. GARAGE FULL OF FLOWERS (Flexi Version) – Inspiral Carpets
12. DAYS OF THE WEEK – The Danny Boys
13. LET GO – Thirst
14. DRIVE DRIVE DRIVE (TWENTY TWO AND STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) – The Man From Delmonte
15. FALLING UPSTAIRS – The Monkey Run
16. SPEND MY WHOLE LIFE LOVING YOU – Metro Trinity
17. TAKE ME DOWN – Mirrors Over Kiev
18. THIS IS HOW I FEEL – The Paperboys
19. A PECK ON THE CHEEK à LA POLITIQUÉ – The Great Leap Forward
20. KILL ALL THE BOYS – Tot
21. MEAT MOUTH IS MURDER – Meat Mouth
22. CARIÑO – T-Coy

Disc: 5
1. 24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE – Happy Mondays
2. MAN IN A SUIT – Ambitious Beggars
3. SKIN STORM – Bradford
4. TIME TO LOSE IT (John Peel Radio Session Version) – Laugh
5. HURRY ON DOWN (WHEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN) – Too Much Texas
6. PESSIMISTIC MAN – Fallover 24
7. THE DEEPEST – The Waltones
8. NICE TIME AT THE DISCO – Raintree Country
9. SUBWAY LIFE – Johnny Dangerously
10. IN SALFORD THE SUN DOESN’T SHINE – Jean Go Solo
11. PASSION IN THE AFTERNOON – The Desert Wolves
12. THE LAST OF THE FAMOUS INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOYS – Morrissey
13. FANCIABLE HEADCASE – King Of The Slums
14. Câ™EST LA VIE – The Sun And The Moon
15. CHORUS OF THE LOST – The Reegs
16. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM – Barry Adamson
17. OOH! THIS FEELING – The Jazz Defektors
18. ALL THIS AND HEAVEN TOO (Radio Edit) – Chapter And The Verse
19. VOODOO RAY – A Guy Called Gerald
20. BORN IN THE NORTH – Us

Disc: 6
1. WHAT THE WORLD IS WAITING FOR – The Stone Roses
2. VEIN – What? Noise
3. SWERVE – Dub Sex
4. HOLD ON – The Train Set
5. WATERSKIN – The Jerks
6. AND THEN SHE SMILES – The Mock Turtles
7. REASONS (Demo) – Revenge
8. GETTING AWAY WITH IT – Electronic
9. HOW SLEEP THE BRAVE (Jazz Mix Vocal Edit) – MC Buzz B
10. THE ONLY RHYME THAT BITES – MC Tunes vs 808 State
11. BIG – New Fast Automatic Daffodils
12. SHALL WE TAKE A TRIP – Northside
13. GET READY – The Rainkings
14. PERFUME – Paris Angels
15. BOX SET GO – The High
16. 18 DAZE – The Cygnet Ring
17. DAZED – Asia Fields
18. AND IT WASNâ™T A DREAM – Ruthless Rap Assassins
19. COMING THROUGH CLEAR – Krispy 3
20. LET OFF (7❠Mix) – Kiss AMC featuring Ruthless Rap Assassins

Disc: 7
1. SPROSTON GREEN – The Charlatans
2. GIANT SEA – Swirl
3. SONS OF THE STAGE – World Of Twist
4. DREAM BEAM (7″ Edit By Ben Chapman) – Hypnotone
5. CUBIK (Original Mix) – 808 State
6. SPACE FACE – Sub Sub
7. CAMPER VAN – The Adventure Babies
8. FLY – The Days
9. MURDER – Kill Laura
10. CATERPILLARS – Wonky Alice
11. SOUP – Robinson
12. LIONROCK – Lionrock
13. SONG TO THE SIREN – The Chemical Brothers
14. CAN YOU FLY LIKE YOU MEAN IT (GUNGADIN) – Intastella feat. Shaun Ryder
15. OFFSHORE – Puressence
16. DIRT AND SOUL – Bandit Queen
17. BARNY – Molly Half Head
18. COLUMBIA (Demo) – Oasis

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24 responses to Manchester: North Of England / 7CD set

  1. reed says:

    Quite looking forward to this. I have bits and bobs on other collections and it would be nice to have it all in one place.

    I could be thinking of another track, but I believe the Revenge track listing is a typo. It should be called “7 Reasons.”

  2. Dave says:

    Pleased that they included Puressence who must be one of the most over looked bands ever

    • David says:

      Totally agree with you. But here in Greece they were massive and they also achieved to play in front of 30000 people as the support band of Depeche Mode.

  3. tom says:

    Absolutely spot on artist wise, whoever compiled this knows their stuff. It brings back amazing memories just reading the track list.

  4. Chris says:

    The Smiths? (presumably, licensing)

    Swing Out Sister? Simply Red? Take That? (presumably, not sufficiently indie)

    Future Sound of London?

    I’m not nitpicking — this looks like another fun set from Cherry Red. Just curious.

  5. Tony Pye says:

    Any chance of a vinyl and download issue?

  6. Korova says:

    Presumably some link with the 1988 cassette complition that came out on Manchester’s “Bomp” label in conjunction with City Life magazine ? Same title, same photo, some tracks do appear on both but there was only 14 tracks on the cassette which had a fold out booklet and came in a mini library book case like videos originally did (remember them?). I’ll definitely be buying this, a lot of the early tracks have not been released on CD before. Thanks for the heads up Paul.

  7. paul griffiths says:

    wots next liverpool

  8. John Reed says:

    Sadly, despite our best efforts, we could no clear The Smiths – and we tried, how we tried. Simply Red, Swing Out Sister and Take That. We thought about SR and SOS: if they’d have had pre-majors singles, they’d probably be on there. ‘Blue Mood’ by Swing Out Sister would fit alongside Yargo and some of the mid-80s Factory gear. And don’t worry, ‘7 Reasons’ appears as such on the box itself.

    • Paul English says:

      @John Reed – great set – have pre-ordered.

      On a separate issue do you know if the Creation Artifact sets in the Cherry Red shop have the corrected disc 2? Still afraid to buy it.

  9. Anonymous coward says:

    While the focus is on Manchester – let’s issue this box and make some $$

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Yes, like they’ve cobbled together a seven-CD box set and rush-released to cash in. A rather ill-informed comment – these things can take years to do.

    • Heraldo says:

      @anonymous coward – Paul is absolutely spot on. These things don’t get knocked together in two weeks and the distance between the press release and release date is consistent with other CR box sets. That was a pretty cynical / ignorant comment.

      @John Reed – it would however be fitting for Cherry Red to donate (some) proceeds or make a stand alone donation to the British Red Cross appeal for victims of Manchester (http://redcross.org.uk/love) or the newly launched solidarity fund which covers Manchester and London and will run whenever there are further terrorist atrocities in the U.K. (http://redcross.org.uk/unity).
      I couldn’t see anyone begrudging you any additional publicity that would bring.

    • granata says:

      This has been planned for at least a year. Crawl back under your bridge.

  10. Peter says:

    It’s sad that we buy into the reissue boom..is music now so dead that we look for past pleasures to make us happy?. Truth is yes .there isn’t anything out there that’s in the same league as the beatles bowie or the smiths

  11. Roland K. says:

    @John Reed I’m often disappointed in the mastering of these cd compilation box sets. Will this box set not suffer by a low dynamic range, or worse: by compression?

  12. Joe Mac Pherson says:

    I’m seriously impressed with the diversity of recording artists as well as their music, compiled in what I consider to be a significant collection. The magnitude of listed tracks is like standing before an Olympic sized swimming pool, and I just want to DIVE IN AND ENJOY.
    Anyone thinking this tremendous box set was rushed to cash in on recent events in Manchester, is so very mistaken. Contacting bands, recording artists, managers, record companies and if required, attorneys to obtain and present this music is no small accomplishment. It can take years. Also, from what I see, genuine consideration and real passion is evident in the song selections. A LOT of love and care went into this production!
    I live in North Hollywood, in Los Angeles. I was 22 when the premier 45 RPM record by The Sex Pistols was released. I bring this up because here in the States, so much of this music went unheard, unreleased. Even the finest record stores carrying imports couldn’t possibly amass a significant amount of music featured in this set. What really impresses me is that, I don’t know roughly half of these bands! WOW! From 1971 to about 1994, I was addicted to buying New Musical Express, Melody Maker and Sounds at an international news stand in Hollywood. I went there every single week to buy these vital journals. How else was I going to gain insight into the latest music and trends from the UK, Europe, Canada, Australia and New Zealand?
    I wasn’t going to gain it from Rolling Stone or CREEM!
    I’m going to buy this treasure!

    • Ex-Oligarch says:

      Joe, you’ll have some great music to discover here!

      But I’m going to rise to the defense of Los Angeles here. At least 90% of this material was routinely available in local LA-area stores like Rhino, Aron’s and Rene’s. I know because I’m one of those guys who bought it. In fact, between its multiple indie/import distributors and all the music, radio and film industry promo activity, during the 1980s Los Angeles was particularly well served with access to this music, perhaps second only to London.

  13. RikTheHib says:

    @AC: Twonk.

    Nothing wrong with this set that I can see – loads of bands that I’ve never heard of (sadly for me) so definitely one for the – “OMG must have” list.

    Bit of a different release for the SDE site methinks but then, without it I would never have known!

    Cheers!

  14. Ex-Oligarch says:

    Cherry Red really missed a trick by not titling the set “Box Set Go.”

  15. Philip says:

    Great to see MC Tunes on there, but where are the great (and recently reformed) Dust Junkys???

  16. United Man says:

    Born from an era long gone this compilation shows off the art and passion for music from one of the best northern cities in this world.
    just got the box today and still running through disc 1 but have looked at the book to see what great tunes lie ahead.
    cant wait!!!

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