if there's a better compiler than Bob Stanley out there, I'd sure like to know...

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this is the first year that I've purchased way more old than new music...and I blame it all on the glut of compilations/lost classics/re-mastered flibbidy-floo that flies into the shops, week after week...and I'm lovin' every minute of it!...and so are you...now, do we think there's a better compiler out there than Bob Stanley, who has several ace collecitons (The Trip, Mario's Cafe, Early Morning Hush, Velvet Tinmine, to name but a few) to his name...'cos I ain't can think of anyone...you?

hank (hank s), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:20 (thirteen years ago) link

The Trip is acey but I can't listen to the whole thing in one go - 1 cd is enough for one sitting. Some great choices though for sure.

Also otm about old music - I've hardly bought anything new this year and it's totally down to hearing something on comps.

Ned T.Rifle (nedtrifle), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:23 (thirteen years ago) link

please tell me more about the other bob stanley comp.s - i have "the trip" and "mario's cafe" and absolutely love them!

srsy, "the trip" introduced some incredible songs to me.

derrick (derrick), Saturday, 11 November 2006 10:48 (thirteen years ago) link

Velvet Tinmine is a collection of fairly obscure 70's glam songs, vital and disposable (like most good music)...Early Morning Hush is late-60's/early 70's British folk, again veering toward the obscure...both worth your while...(Velvet Tinmine is part of the "Lip-Smackin' 70's" series on RPM records, not all compliled by Bob Stanley, but all highly recommended)...

Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs also compiled the two-disc Glen Campbell compilation The Capitol Years...anybody with a passing interest in Glen might consider this a one-stop shopping trip...also, Bob has compiled a number of girl-group collections, also for RPM...

hank (hank s), Saturday, 11 November 2006 15:14 (thirteen years ago) link

i've seen some of this stuff at amoeba and totally plan to get it. (of course i saw the name Bob Stanley and immediately thought of "The Steamer" - lol wild pitch to Mookie in game 6)

timmy tannin (pompous), Saturday, 11 November 2006 15:53 (thirteen years ago) link

'Glitter from the litter bin' is fun, think Stanley compiled that as well

Michael B (Michael B), Saturday, 11 November 2006 15:57 (thirteen years ago) link

some of the the dreambabes comps of brit girl groups on cherry red are bob stanley-curated. some really fantastic stuff.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Sunday, 12 November 2006 14:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Also, don't Stanley & Wiggs choose the tracks for their Eclipse label releases?

Link: http://www.saintetienne.com/eclipse1

zebedee (zebedee), Sunday, 12 November 2006 15:10 (thirteen years ago) link

those guys are gonna break my bank...

hank (hank s), Sunday, 12 November 2006 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

There's a 2-disc C86 comp that Stanley did too that came out in the UK recently. I've been quite enjoying it.

mikef (mfleming), Sunday, 12 November 2006 16:09 (thirteen years ago) link


Is this the same Bob Stanley? He's a member of St. Etienne and wrote this article for the Guardian about an obscure movie doc about 60s London...

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Sunday, 12 November 2006 18:56 (thirteen years ago) link

Oops, missed the posting above that confirms who he is...

curmudgeon (DC Steve), Sunday, 12 November 2006 18:58 (thirteen years ago) link

YIKES! i've never even heard of those dreambabes comps that fritz mentioned. i want them all!! *sigh* i wish i was rich :(

this looks good too:


scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 12 November 2006 19:11 (thirteen years ago) link

i'm just gonna pretend like i don't know about them.

scott seward (scott seward), Sunday, 12 November 2006 19:12 (thirteen years ago) link

Andy Votel >>>> Bob Stanley

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Sunday, 12 November 2006 22:56 (thirteen years ago) link

dear god. hardly. i can't think of any way in which votel is better than stanley, expect possibly graphic design

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Sunday, 12 November 2006 23:03 (thirteen years ago) link

All five Dream Babe compilations are at the Tower in Pasadena, as well as a couple of the Here Come the Girls CDs, for 30% off. Quick, somebody in LA, snatch them up! They're all fantastic.

Arthurgh! A Music War (Arthur), Sunday, 12 November 2006 23:08 (thirteen years ago) link

I may yet ask your assistance there, Arthurgh...

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 12 November 2006 23:15 (thirteen years ago) link

i can't think of any way in which votel is better than stanley, expect possibly graphic design

Think harder. Folk Is Not a Four Letter Word, Prog Is Not a Four Letter Word, Vertigo Mixed, Welsh Rare Beat, Songs in the Key of Death, Music to Watch Girls Cry: unbeatable run there.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 13 November 2006 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

i find several of those compilations pretty lame. i suppose like all things it comes down to taste.

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Monday, 13 November 2006 00:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Ask away, Ned! Give me a call, I'm off for the next month-and-a-half.

Arthurgh! A Music War (Arthur), Monday, 13 November 2006 01:09 (thirteen years ago) link

scott! email me, i can burn a couple of the dreambabes for ya. i'm sure you've got some shit i'd flip for if you want to trade. if not, i highly recommend the ones I've got: "folk rock and fathfull" and "backcomb and beat" are both awesome

ps hiya arthur!

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Monday, 13 November 2006 01:10 (thirteen years ago) link

Votel certainly rivals Stanley...I think it just comes down to taste...Votel is more of an Incredibly Strange Music seeker, while Stanley aims to redefine the cosmopolitan sounds of earlier eras...(which totally dovetails with the St. Etienne aesthetic...in fact, the great thing about Bob Stanley compilations is how well they complement his/their own music)...

I have to say, though, that the Finders Keepers releases I own do not get into the rotation as much as, say, The Trip or Velvet Tinmine...

hank (hank s), Monday, 13 November 2006 14:01 (thirteen years ago) link

the real question is how do i get a job being andy votel or bob stanley?

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Monday, 13 November 2006 15:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Cherrystones is no slouch in the compilation game, either.

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Monday, 13 November 2006 15:25 (thirteen years ago) link

More to the point, where do either get the money to buy all of these records in the first place, unless they literally do fish them all out of charity shops for 20p a throw?

Mind you, I'm glad they do. The St Et The Trip comp is exceptional (will somebody tell me more about Mandy More?) and the Selda album which Votel's recently reissued is a thing of wonder.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Monday, 13 November 2006 15:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Let's not forget David Toop - those Ocean Of Sound 2CD comps he did in the '90s were uniformly fantastic.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Monday, 13 November 2006 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link

xpost to Michael Bourke. I don't think Bob S did Gltter From The Litterbin, it was the same bloke who does some of the Psychedelic Pstones series. Can't remember who it is - it'll come to me.

Dr. C (Dr. C), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:08 (thirteen years ago) link

will somebody tell me more about Mandy More?

Can't tell you anything about her, but here's a few titbits online about her LP:

- from a Q&A with Bob Stanley @ saintetienne.com:

"Ember Glance asks who the hell is Mandy More. Well, her mindblowing If Not By Fire appeared on The Trip. It's from an album called But That Is Me on Philips in 1972 (which includes a great cover of God Only Knows, an almost impossible feat!). I know she did a few equally intriguing non album singles including Coffee Cups which is very proto Kate Bush. Most of the album is, too."

- review @ the vinylvulture.co.uk forum:

"Mandy More – But that is me, Philips 1972
A beautiful and moving album, one I know nothing about. On playing it through I discovered that ‘If Not by Fire’ was familiar – featured on St Etienne’s Trip compilation. This is one of the 2 tracks which features some great electronic / moogy effects (freaking out at the end) and is mighty fine. But the album is so not a 1-tracker, it is one of those perfectly formed complete albums. A little like Melanie’s earlier LPs, but IMHO so much better. Mandy More has a great voice and the arrangements are gloriously baroque – strings, harp, layers of voices, piano – and great songs too. Highlights, if I must pick them are: ‘But That is Me’ (almost a single – catchy uplifting song), ‘Listen Babe’ (gentle grooving number), ‘Come to me Jesus’ (lush complex orchestral, with a great twisting and swelling ending); ‘If I smiled on Saturdays’ (catchy uptempo number featuring congas and melodica). For me the best is the closing number – a fantastic cover of ‘God only Knows’ – the moog comes back (or it might be guitar through effects) and the drums are funky even has a harmonica solo from Mandy! Produced by a certain Tony Hall, if that means anything to anyone.... Find this album if you can, you need it!"

zebedee (zebedee), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

ah yes, David Toop...those other Virgin comps (Boomin' on Pluto, Sugar And Poison, I think there's another one whose name escapes me now) are also great...dude owns the 80's...

related to xposts: can anybody tell me more about Esther Williams (not the swimmer who turned up on the cover of the first Blur LP, but the soul singer whose "Last Night Changed It All" appears on The Trip)?

hank (hank s), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:40 (thirteen years ago) link

If you dig the Early Morning Hush comp you should definitely check out the first "acid folk" comp Stanley did, Gather the Mushrooms. It is equally splendid.

I liked that Folk Is Not A Four Letter Word comp Votel did, and the welsh one he did with Gruff Rhys, but thought the prog one was just dreadful. Though I'd probably have dug the song selection if I was out at a club and those were the records a dj was playing. It didn't work so well as an at home listening experience for me.

bastowe (bastowe), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:54 (thirteen years ago) link

The other two Ocean of Sound comps were Crooning On Venus and Guitars From Mars.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:54 (thirteen years ago) link

I'm still playing that Mojo Folk compilation!

mark grout (mark grout), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:55 (thirteen years ago) link

i still have to play that oxford american music issue comp. i wanna hear the muhammad ali track.

scott seward (scott seward), Monday, 13 November 2006 16:57 (thirteen years ago) link

Marcello beat me to mentioning Toop. Ocean of Sound helped reshape how I listened to music.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Monday, 13 November 2006 19:50 (thirteen years ago) link

Toop also compiled the great 2cd "not necessarly english music" and the really interesting (but a bit cold) "hunted weather"

those 2cd Virgin compilations were so beautiful.... i'm the only fan of "monster, robot and bugmen" compiled by simon hopkins and "jazz satellites" by kevin martin )and "kosmic kuruschi monster (vol.1, sigh....))? wish kevin martin would/could compile more...

minerva estassi (minerva estassi), Monday, 13 November 2006 21:28 (thirteen years ago) link

speaking of those Virgin compilations, the only one to have eluded me lo these years (I haven't bought them all, but I've at least had the chance) is the Kodwo Eshun-curated "Escape Velocity: Routes From The Jungle" (or something like that)...and dang it, that's the one I really wanted!...did anybody else snag that one, and who knows where it can be currently found?...(I am assuming it is long out-of-print)...

hank (hank s), Monday, 13 November 2006 21:34 (thirteen years ago) link

** Marcello beat me to mentioning Toop. Ocean of Sound helped reshape how I listened to music. **

Was going to say a similar thing but wanted to articulate *how* and not sure i can right now.

dh (djh), Monday, 13 November 2006 22:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Bob Stanley goes out with Sheila Burgel, another excellent compiler in that she did One Kiss Can Lead To Another.

Nedpoleon (NedBeauman), Monday, 13 November 2006 23:42 (thirteen years ago) link

i volunteer to housesit anytime, bob + sheila! i'll water the plants and everything, just set me up with some headphones.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 01:33 (thirteen years ago) link

jazz satellites" by kevin martin

I've been waiting for eons for Vol. 2. Jazz Satellites Vol. 1 was a life-changer. Some key person at Virgin must've got sacked, because it seems like all those amazing comps stopped issuing forth about 5 years ago.

Check out this lineup for the unreleased second volume: http://wlt4.home.mindspring.com/adventures/articles/satellites.htm

Dave Segal (Da ve Segal), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:22 (thirteen years ago) link

the tracklist of Jazz Satellites II it's so great it's actually depressing it was withdraw at the 11th hour, after all the licensin was done and the comps annunced, if i recall right... not only so much unavailable stuff (and anyway even if all was available, it's a lot of money to get all!), but also, for example, the Mahavishnu Orchestra 'Miles Out'is an outstanding track from a otherwise mediocre lp... and that Vol. 1 on the cover of 'kosmic kurushi' always make me think: 'what the hell will they put on vol.2?'

talking of wire/tony harrington compiled comps, the wire 3cd box on Mute i think is really good, but have never seen reviewed or talked about. Check the tracklist:

minerva estassi (minerva estassi), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 03:53 (thirteen years ago) link

and about compilations, i read a while ago on pitchfork that compilations are in the age of downloading useless. i think that in this age of all available the role of the compiler is more important then ever, he select for you the cream, while if you have too much, you can be easily bored (if you have the time). i love comps and i love to make comps for friends and loved ones, and it's quality (like old cassetes (i'm showing my age?)), not quantity (like dvd full of anything), that matters.

Anyway bored that downloading will actually be a pain for little (or big) records companies that will decide so that to issue comps, and the problems about it (licensing), it's no long useful and profitable (even if of unavailable music).

minerva estassi (minerva estassi), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 04:10 (thirteen years ago) link

I was wrong BS DID compile Glitter From The Litterbin

Dr. C (Dr. C), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 09:06 (thirteen years ago) link

hey, that is quite the tracklisting for that Jazz Satellites 2 comp...makes me wonder when/if the the Art Ensemble's People In Sorrow will ever get the reissue treatment it deserves...

hank (hank s), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 14:19 (thirteen years ago) link

At least the MONSTER Priester album was reissued last year.

The Garbarek-Coltrane-23 Skidoo-Melle stretch on Jazz Satellites is one of my favorite sequences.

Pamplaxico Polancobon (Andy_K), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 14:35 (thirteen years ago) link

This thread got me curious, so I thought I'd check out "Jazz Satellites"--it's going for $250 at Amazon! Wha? Anyone know if this is available for a less ridiculous price?

Tyler W (tylerw), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 15:17 (thirteen years ago) link

Saw it going in the MVE Notting Hill bargain basement for three quid a couple of weeks ago.

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 15:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Really? ...Can you buy it for me? I'm not going to be able to make the trip to Notting Hill this weekend, as much as I'd like to. I reside in Colorado, you see...

Tyler W (tylerw), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 15:48 (thirteen years ago) link

My favorite compiler is Toru Hashimoto of Cafe Apres Midi / Free Soul / etc fame. The Stanley comps do have a bunch of good stuff on them though.

Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Tuesday, 14 November 2006 17:40 (thirteen years ago) link

has "4th of july" ever appeared anywhere else since the "good vibrations" box set? that song really is underheard

milkshake duck george bernard shaw (rushomancy), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 01:53 (one year ago) link

First time the Beach Boys' Fourth Of July has been on vinyl. Really happy with this one - hats off to @liz_buckley for making light of some very tricky licensing work! https://t.co/Iecrh6CUH9

— bob stanley (@rocking_bob) September 10, 2018

groovypanda, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 09:56 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

Handy reminder

FINALLY!! Out today. “Bob Stanley & Pete Wiggs Present: State of the Union - The American Dream In Crisis”, available on CD and double vinyl. https://t.co/A3lMVyHPQa pic.twitter.com/gd6Luw9Q8W

— Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) October 26, 2018

Jeff W, Friday, 26 October 2018 18:30 (one year ago) link

This is a fantastic compilation. Is there a sadder song than 'The Train' by Sinatra?

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Sunday, 28 October 2018 12:15 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

New interview with him via Pete Paphides on the Ace Records podcast, and the first question out of the gate is about putting together comps, so.


Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 November 2018 17:21 (one year ago) link

This was posted about 10 years ago but I think it's complete at this point:

I really need to check out most of these.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:10 (one year ago) link

Yeah, got most of them. Happily so.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:26 (one year ago) link

i've got all of those Saint Etienne compilations except for the London Winter one. Need to get Paris in the Spring and the new one. Plus there are so many others, including a bunch released via Croydon Municipal that aren't specifically Stanley-curated but bear his influence.


omar little, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

New one! Just in time for Brexit innit

Jeff W, Tuesday, 15 January 2019 16:34 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

My copy arrived today! Have only listened to the first part so far, but it's ace.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 27 March 2019 18:12 (ten months ago) link

the state of the union comp is great. looking forward to this one.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:17 (ten months ago) link

Yeah, I started off lukewarm on the concept of that one - songs about social strife from the 60's, yawn - the fact that it's mostly about how the squares and the olds reacted to that upheaval really makes it something special. That spooky Tokens track has been in my head for days.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 28 March 2019 16:20 (ten months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Three Day Week is excellent and strongly aligned to my interests. I fear it may have niche appeal, but hope I'm proven wrong.

Jeff W, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 12:49 (nine months ago) link

I think all of Bob Stanley's stuff for Ace is pretty niche. No bad thing obv!

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 13:05 (nine months ago) link

State Of The Union is so good. This track is a bit on the nose (a common thread amongst the album's squares-doing-protest theme), and I don't think either waves or bombs go "zzzz", but it still kills me, such a simple concept.


Daniel_Rf, Friday, 19 April 2019 11:53 (nine months ago) link

I got my first working stereo system w/ record player in nearly 20 years and first thing I got for it was the 'English Weather' comp, it was a very good choice.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 19 April 2019 12:39 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

Wonder what this'll turn out to be...

Working on a compilation album with @rocking_bob ; )

— Tim Burgess (@Tim_Burgess) June 10, 2019

Ned Raggett, Monday, 10 June 2019 17:31 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Available for pre-order on Ace - “THE DAISY AGE”. De La Soul, Monie Love, Jungle Brothers! Happy, summer music, compiled by Bob Stanley. Available on CD, 2LP and exclusive daffodil-coloured vinyl edition via Rough Trade https://t.co/4rALue1G41 pic.twitter.com/v3Lwxn1Azn

— Liz Buckley (@liz_buckley) July 10, 2019

groovypanda, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 10:22 (six months ago) link


Vini C. Riley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:03 (six months ago) link

No PM Dawn but still, great idea.

henry s, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 11:35 (six months ago) link

I kept this Frosties box (with flexidisc attached) almost 30 years knowing it would come in useful one day. pic.twitter.com/VWd3PWdex3

— bob stanley (@rocking_bob) July 10, 2019

groovypanda, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:26 (six months ago) link

Tim Burgess posted a few days back saying he and Bob are working on a comp together, no indication of what it'll be yet.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

Ah, duh, as I posted upthread! Anyway.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 15:45 (six months ago) link

Did you know they pulled the town hall down?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 16:28 (six months ago) link

No PM Dawn but still, great idea.

That is a compilation of good records but a bad Daisy Age comilation imo

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:59 (six months ago) link

I listened to a Spotify playlist of Three Day Week yesterday, filling in some of the gaps via YouTube. Released in March, it's barely been mentioned on this thread. Sadly, it's not very good - too many raggedy, tossed-off B-sides - and thematically it doesn't live up to the claims made for it in the blurb. At best, it's a moderately interesting one-off listen, but you wouldn't want to return to much of it again.

mike t-diva, Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:52 (six months ago) link


Curious to know what you think should be on it.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:52 (six months ago) link

Hard to extract four sides under the umbrella of Daisy Age, Who Me? would have been a better KMD cut though.

MaresNest, Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:08 (six months ago) link

I don't think it's missing "Delasoul" as that's like having a mersey beat comp and having the Beatles on, it's not really needed.

I'd have added "Wear your love like heaven" Definition of sound, but hey.

Mark G, Thursday, 11 July 2019 14:53 (six months ago) link

Clearly its not missing de la soul at all. Ach.

Mark G, Thursday, 11 July 2019 14:54 (six months ago) link

too many raggedy, tossed-off B-sides

A selling point!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:28 (six months ago) link

no he said raggeDy

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:43 (six months ago) link

I must insist

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 11 July 2019 17:47 (six months ago) link

Bit odd not having any Arrested Development on it but I suppose they're seen as a bit naff

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:16 (six months ago) link

Fu-Schnickens would have worked in there somewhere too, imho.

MaresNest, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:34 (six months ago) link

they're on the vinyl version but not the CD

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:05 (six months ago) link

You're all just moaning about copyright and budget issues though surely?

kraudive, Thursday, 11 July 2019 20:15 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

New comp done with Tim Burgess


Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 16:26 (three months ago) link

Gotta say that's a really interesting net being cast there -- very ILMish in certain ways.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 16:30 (three months ago) link

There's something called "Tears of technology" coming up, I believe..

Mark G, Friday, 11 October 2019 07:17 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Tea & Symphony enhanced reissue on Ace, now available to pre-order

Jeff W, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:50 (one month ago) link

Better to say 'alternate' rather than 'enhanced,' I'm looking at my old copy and there are a number of tracks on that that aren't on this one.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

"New and improved" is how it's described on the site. The first version went out of print pretty quickly, I certainly was never able to find a copy. Glad I'll be able to check that box off now. Has been something of a used-bin holy grail search for me.

henry s, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 16:01 (one month ago) link

Yeah, hold on, this is almost a totally different release using the same name.

Here's the original via Discogs:

1 –John Kerruish Time To Wander

2 –Graham Gouldman Nowhere To Go

3 –Jon Plum Alice

4 –Vigrass* Stop

5 –Kate Strange Girl

6 –Lea Nixon Off To Find A New Land

7 –Honeybus For Where Have You Been

8 –Eddie Addenbury* Captain Jones

9 –Nimbo Maisie Jones

10 –Almond Marzipan Summer Love

11 –Les Payne Very Well

12 –David Reilly Nothing Else To Say

13 –Lori Balmer Here Before The Sun

14 –Consortium Copper Coloured Years

15 –Marc Reid My World Turns Around You

16 –Roger Charles Watching The Boat

17 –The Tremeloes Till The Sun Goes Down

18 –Graham Gouldman Growing Older

19 –Steve Elgin Seductress

20 –Julian Brooks Justine

21 –Junior Campbell If I Call Your Name

22 –Quiet World Of Lea & John* There Is A Mountain

23 –The Humblebums Her Father Didn't Like Me Anyway

24 –Tuesday Sewing Machine

And the new one:

01 Pictures - Ray Brooks
02 I Can't Let Maggie Go - The Honeybus
03 Off To Find A New Land - Lea Nixon
04 Alice - Jon Plum
05 When The City Sleeps - Bombadil
06 Fading Yellow - Mike Batt
07 Say You Don't Mind - Colin Blunstone
08 The Seventh Hour - Gordon Waller
09 Mary Jane - Erasmus Chorum
10 Shapes And Shadows - Tandem
11 Please Believe Me - Nirvana
12 Forever Autumn - Vigrass & Osborne
13 Oh Girl - Richard Henry
14 Very Well - Les Payne
15 You're Lovely - Sunchariot
16 Pollution Song - Mike Sedgewick
17 Epitaph (When Times Were Good) - Bill Kenwright
18 Coathanger - Clifford T Ward
19 The Race - Christopher
20 Closing My Eyes - David McIvor
21 Lifetime - The Bliss
22 Two Sugars - Matthew Bones

There's only three specific tracks in common, at least on the CD version of this new one! I won't complain for that reason, but if you're hoping for a true repress with extras of the original, that's not what you're getting.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 17:58 (one month ago) link

Hmmm, that's odd. Why not just tack on a "Vol. 2" at the end?

Of all the Stanley/Wiggs comps out there, this is the one that just cannot be found, at least at a decent price. I wonder if it got issued w/o officially acquiring the rights to some of those tracks - maybe that's why it disappeared so quickly and completely?

henry s, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:05 (one month ago) link

Maybe? I always figured it was label collapse. (I did spend a pretty penny getting my copy a few years back.)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:20 (one month ago) link

I wondered that too, but their other comps of that genre/era (Early Morning Hush, Gather in The Mushrooms) came out on the same label and seem to be readily available, not cheap but not $$$ either.

henry s, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 19:42 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

Here’s that ‘Tears of technology’ 80s synth comp that Mark G referred to upthread.

Jeff W, Thursday, 9 January 2020 16:51 (two weeks ago) link

Nice range, and a whole lotta obscurities to boot (to me at least). Another one to order!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 9 January 2020 16:55 (two weeks ago) link

That Turquoise Swimming Pools (David Balfe and I think Troy Tate?) song is great, glad to see it available on CD

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 9 January 2020 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

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