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Buzzcocks / Sell You Everything box

8CD set brings together music recorded during the band’s second act

Cherry Red will issue Sell You Everything 1991-2014, an eight-CD box set featuring albums, singles, rarities and unreleased music from the Buzzcocks in the post-reformation era.

The band disbanded in 1981, but re-grouped in 1989 and actually continue to write, record and perform to this day, despite the untimely death of Pete Shelley in 2018.

Across eight CDs, Sell You Everything 1991-2014 delivers 160 tracks, including the entire 1991 demo album, six studio albums, and bonus tracks consisting of home recordings from Steve Diggle’s archive, demos, B-sides and promo-only tracks.

This set also features the A Different Compilation collection which includes re-worked versions of some classic tracks like ‘Ever Fallen In Love’ and ‘What Do I Get’.

The box set has been produced in association with Steve Diggle and Buzzcocks and comes with a booklet which features sleevenotes by Pat Gilbert. It will be released on 26 June 2020.

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Buzzcocks

Sell You Everything (1991-2004) Albums, Singles, Rarities, Unreleased Boxset (8CD)

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CD 1 – THE 1991 DEMO ALBUM *

1. DREAMIN’
2. ALIVE TONIGHT
3. NEVER GONNA GIVE IT UP
4. WALLPAPER WORLD
5. SUCCESSFUL STREET
6. WHO’LL HELP ME TO FORGET
7. SERIOUS CRIME
8. WHY COMPROMISE
9. LAST TO KNOW
10. RUN AWAY FROM HOME
11. SEARCHING FOR YOUR LOVE
12. TRANQUILLIZER
13. WHEN LOVE TURNS AROUND YOU
BONUS TRACKS
14. ALL OVER YOU (DEMO)*
15. ISOLATION (DEMO)*
16. TRASH AWAY (DEMO)*
17. INSIDE (DEMO)*
18. ALIVE TONIGHT (EP VERSION)
19. SERIOUS CRIME (EP VERSION)
20. LAST TO KNOW (EP VERSION)
21. SUCCESSFUL STREET (EP VERSION)

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD 2 – TRADE TEST TRANSMISSIONS

1. DO IT
2. INNOCENT
3. TTT
4. ISOLATION
5. SMILE
6. LAST TO KNOW
7. WHEN LOVE TURNS AROUND
8. NEVER GONNA GIVE IT UP
9. ENERGY
10. PALM OF YOUR HAND
11. ALIVE TONIGHT
12. WHO’LL HELP ME FORGET
13. UNTHINKABLE
14. CRYSTAL NIGHT
15. 369
BONUS TRACKS
16. INSIDE
17. LIBERTINE ANGEL
18. ROLL IT OVER
19. EXCERPT FROM ‘PRISON RIOT HOSTAGE’
SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD*
20. ENERGY (HOME DEMO)*
21. IT’S ALRIGHT (HOME DEMO)*
22. TAKE YOUR LIFE (HOME DEMO)*
23. SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD
(HOME DEMO)*

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD 3 – ALL SET

1. TOTALLY FROM THE HEART
2. WITHOUT YOU
3. GIVE IT TO ME
4. YOUR LOVE
5. POINT OF NO RETURN
6. HOLD ME CLOSE
7. KISS ‘N’ TELL
8. WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO
9. SOME KINDA WONDERFUL
10. WHAT YOU MEAN TO ME
11. PLAYING FOR TIME
12. PARIAH
13. BACK WITH YOU
BONUS TRACKS
14. WITHOUT YOU (DEMO)*
15. YOUR LOVE (DEMO)*
16. GIVE IT TO ME (DEMO)*
17. KISS ‘N TELL (DEMO)*

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

CD 4 – MODERN

1. SOUL ON A ROCK
2. RENDEZVOUS
3. SPEED OF LIFE
4. THUNDER OF HEARTS
5. WHY COMPROMISE?
6. DON’T LET THE CAR CRASH
7. RUNAROUND
8. DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING
9. PHONE
10. UNDER THE SUN
11. TURN OF THE SCREW
12. SNEAKY
13. STRANGER IN YOUR TOWN
14. CHOICES
BONUS TRACKS
15. HERE COME THE NICE
16. AUTUMN STONE – Stevie’s Buzz

CD 5 – BUZZCOCKS

1. JERK
2. KEEP ON
3. WAKE UP CALL
4. FRIENDS
5. DRIVING YOU INSANE
6. MORNING AFTER
7. SICK CITY SOMETIMES
8. STARS
9. CERTAIN MOVE
10. LESTER SANDS
11. UP FOR THE CRACK
12. USELESS
BONUS TRACKS
13. DON’T COME BACK
14. NEVER BELIEVE IT (DEMO)
15. PARADISE (LIVE)
16. OH SHIT! (LIVE)

CD 6 – FLAT-PACK PHILOSOPHY

1. FLAT-PACK PHILOSOPHY
2. WISH I NEVER LOVED YOU
3. SELL YOU EVERYTHING
4. RECONCILIATION
5. I DON’T EXIST
6. SOUL SURVIVOR
7. GOD, WHAT HAVE I DONE
8. CREDIT
9. BIG BROTHER WHEELS
10. DREAMIN’
11. SOUND OF A GUN
12. LOOK AT YOU NOW
13. I’VE HAD ENOUGH
14. BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL
BONUS TRACKS
15. SEE THROUGH YOU
16. HOLDING ME DOWN
17. EVERY DAY AND EVERY NIGHT (DEMO)
18. DON’T MATTER WHAT YOU SAY
19. ORION
20. DARKER BY THE HOUR
21. LOVE BATTERY (LIVE)
22. SIXTEEN (LIVE)

CD 7 – A DIFFERENT COMPILATION

1. BOREDOM
2. FAST CARS
3. I DON’T MIND
4. AUTONOMY
5. GET ON OUR OWN
6. WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO?
7. WHEN LOVE TURNS AROUND YOU
8. WHY SHE’S A GIRL FROM THE CHAINSTORE
9. WHY CAN’T I TOUCH IT?
10. ALIVE TONIGHT
11. I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH MY LIFE
12. YOU SAY YOU DON’T LOVE ME
13. TURN OF THE SCREW
14. NOISE ANNOYS
15. BREAKDOWN
16. PROMISES
17. LOVE YOU MORE
18. WHAT DO I GET
19. HARMONY IN MY HEAD
20. OH SHIT!
21. EVER FALLEN IN LOVE (WITH SOMEONE YOU SHOULDN’T’VE)?
22. ORGASM ADDICT
23. I BELIEVE
24. LOVE IS LIES

CD 8 –  THE WAY

1. KEEP ON BELIEVING
2. PEOPLE ARE STRANGE MACHINES
3. THE WAY
4. IN THE BACK
5. VIRTUALLY REAL
6. THIRD DIMENSION
7. OUT OF THE BLUE
8. CHASING RAINBOWS/MODERN TIMES
9. IT’S NOT YOU
10. SAVING YOURSELF
BONUS TRACKS
11. GENERATION SUICIDE
12. DREAM ON BABY
13. HAPPY
14. DISAPPOINTMENT
15. IN THE BACK (HOME DEMO)*
16. DANCING AT DAWN (HOME DEMO)*
17. CAN YOU DIG ME? (HOME DEMO)*

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

24 responses to Buzzcocks / Sell You Everything box

  1. Tim Barton says:

    Pre-ordered! I like this phase of Buzzcocks’ career. TTT is still one of my favourite full-length releases-I think it compares well against the UA originals. FPP is also pretty good. I thought phase two was a good and very productive period for the band overall.

  2. Is it just me but, here what’s missing from this box set: the single version of `Do it` and the two live tracks that came with it, and don’t get me started with the absence of the live version of `Isolation`, b-side of the 7 inch ‘Noise annoys’ of 1995. The 3 tracks of the single ‘Do it’ are on the remaster version on Caste music of ‘Trade test transmissions’, has bonus tracks while the triple cd set ‘The complete singles anthology’ have all the tracks mention. There is no reason for the omission of these tracks but sloppy research. Shame!

  3. Douglas Bailey says:

    I’m interested, but will wait until after release and read reviews. Let’s hope the mastering will be a bit less hot than on the three 1970s album reissues.

  4. Dirk says:

    This is going to be an insta-buy for me. I used to own a few of the post-80s albums, but I never got into them, despite loving the reunion singles on disc 2 of the Complete Singles Anthology. I’m looking forward to exploring this part of their discography.

    This’ll probably be a controversial opinion, but I always liked Steve’s songs more than Pete’s, so the extra Steve tracks are the real draw for me.

  5. James Watts says:

    David Mack the eponymous/self titled buzzcocks album is killer, Flat Pack Philosophy has a strong set of songs and Trade Test Tansmissions is the album that re-started it all. I’d go for those 3 from the reformed period.

  6. James Watts says:

    Buzzcocks are great. I have most of this but will double dip for the demos and bonus tracks and signed postcard.
    Anyone humming and aaahhhing, just take a punt, you’ll enjoy it all. Really great band.

    Cheers, James.

  7. Poptones says:

    Love the Buzzcocks’ first 3 albums and moreover their singles but never cared much about their post-reformation records (even though they made some decent albums in the 90s like Modern or Trade Test Transmissions).

  8. Dean says:

    Love Cherry Red. Pricing on this is good, imo. Makes the price of the upcoming Alan Parsons set seem…… excessive. Really nice to see a classic act treated so well.

  9. Shane says:

    Looks appealing but I dont think I know anything by them. Can someone suggest a trio of highlights?

    Price seems quite fair!

    Someone should tell Cherry Pop to ditch ALL CAPS, I cant expect Paul to retype their track listing to lose it!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      Haha yes, it’s seems to be the Cherry Red TRADE MARK!

    • Robert Laversuch says:

      Hi a good way to start is to get Singles : Going Steady – 16 or 24 A and B sides of singles from 77- 82. There is a box set called Product that across three CDs gets you that comp and the first three albums. As to second phase all very good IMHO the first two are classic Buzzcocks, Soul on the Rock has keyboards all over them but still an awesome album the last three go back to a fast paced sound of first LPs

    • neil says:

      TBH, its all pony.
      The last “Good” album was `Love Bites`.
      I don`t recognize anything on 7 of the 8 CD`s, the only one worth listening to is CD7.
      Just buy the first two albums and save time and money. (although, the sublime “I AM THE AMAZING BUZZCOCKS 12″ CLEAR VINYL MAXI SINGLE”, is my personal favorite release….on clear vinyl.) With…”Moving Away from the Pulsebeat” / “The End” being my most favorite tunes they ever released. They seemed to be heading for “Psych” territory. But that was the end of them really. https://youtu.be/3kGNj7LX0FY
      `

      • torchomatic says:

        Ooh, totally disagree with you there.

        The third album “Tension” is an absolute belter with the seven plus minute I Believe being one of their greatest ever tracks. The last three singles, Parts, also had their moments too.

        The first post split album, TTT, probably contains their best tracks from the 90s, particularly the first single, Innocent. The other albums have their highlights too with Modern being a particular favourite. Only “All Set” was disappointing with Pete re-recording his Zip solo tracks from 1988 for inclusion.

        Luckily, I bought the 90s stuff on vinyl first time around, but was hoping for a vinyl version of this set when I heard about it before Xmas.

        For anyone wanting to dip their toe into the posts-split work, then I would certainly recommend Trade Test Transmission as a starting point. The non-album single “Libertine Angel” is also a corker.

        As for a compilation the three CD compilation “The Complete Singles Anthology” is also a great way to start.

      • Dagenham Dave says:

        You don’t recognise anything but then dismiss it as pony?

    • Stupidactingsmart says:

      Copy and paste intoMS Word. Select all. Click on the small ‘a’ in the ribbon and select “Capitalise each word”. Sorted.
      But aye, ditch all caps.

    • Chris says:

      Hi,
      Forget Neils comment.
      The first three albums, last ep and Singles Going Steady are essential for any collection. Punk icons maybe, but The Buzzcocks were one of the finest purveyors of guitar pop the U.K. has ever produced.

      It was an absolute pleasure to see them reform as I missed them first time around. I witnessed them play countless times in this period. All amazing nights. The later albums are all good quality and although it could never eclipse the classic phase of their career in popularity, they are all great Shelley / Diggle songs and a half decent Shelley moment is worth more than 80%if the bilge served up as pop.

      A bargain at £40.00. Just hope they give it the remastering service it so richly deserves.

  10. David Mc says:

    I had no idea that Buzzcocks second act produced so much music. And I haven’t heard a note. I wouldn’t mind dipping my toe in, any suggestions from Buzzcocks fans about where to start.

  11. colin davis says:

    Buy it on cherry red for signed steve diggle postcard & vinyl of the 91album.

    • David Bly says:

      A little late getting to this, but according to the e-mail I got from Townsend Music today (2nd Mar), the Steve Diggle signed postcard is available from them, but they say “limited while stocks last”…

  12. torchomatic says:

    Shame there wasn’t a vinyl version, but as a massive Buzzcocks fan – they got me into music after seeing Love You More on TOTP in Summer 78, this is a must have.

    Shame the demos only seem to be of Steve’s songs. Obviously Pete isn’t around anymore but it’s a shame some of his sketches couldn’t’ve been included.

  13. Robert Lett says:

    Of course they release this after the other reissued albums sets. Pass.

  14. Steve says:

    There’s also a vinyl of the demos 91 album

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