Massive Box-Set Chronicling Scottish Independent Music On The Way!

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Next month, Cherry Red Records is set to follow up its mammoth compilation releases that showcased the finest acts from Manchester and Liverpool.

This time around the spotlight turns to the Scottish independent-music scene between 1977 and 1989. The retrospective will be released in the form of a new five-disc, 115-song collection. It’s Called Big Gold Dreams: A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989 and is due out on February. 22nd.

The humongous box set will honour likes of Simple Minds, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Altered Images, The Skids, Primal Scream, The Waterboys, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, Soup Dragons, The Vaselines and Josef K.

This glorious compendium comes after 2017’s Manchester North Of England: A Story Of Independent Music | Greater Manchester 1977-1993 and 2018’s Revolutionary Spirit: The Sound of Liverpool 1976-1988  This release will contain essays and band histories by filmmaker Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr in a 70-page booklet.

Chock-full with first-hand artist sleeve-notes, informative essays, pictures and excellent, essential music, this is a story a long time coming…

DISC 1

  1. WHAT A WAY TO END IT ALL – Deaf School
    2. BIG IN JAPAN – Big In Japan
    3. SUFFICE TO SAY – Yachts
    4. THE PICTURES ON MY WALL – Echo And The Bunnymen
    5. LIL’S GONE TO PARIS – Ded Byrds **
    6. BREAKTHROUGH IN GREY ROOM – 0-51 **
    7. TODAY’S MYSTERY IS… – The Dance Party **
    8. SLEEPING GAS – The Teardrop Explodes
    9. FACTION-Faction
    10. TOUCH – Lori And The Chameleons
    11. BLACK LEATHER – Nightmares In Wax
    12. BUNKER SOLDIERS – Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
    13. 194 RADIO CITY – Jaqui & Jeanette
    14. LONELY EVENING – Clive Langer And The Boxes
    15. MORNING, NOON AND NIGHT – Glass Torpedoes
    16. COULD THIS BE HEAVEN – Original Mirrors
    17. HEADS I WIN – The Moondogs
    18. BREAK IT TO ME GENTLY – The Planets
    19. DO THE CHUD – The Chuddy Nuddies
    20. BRITISH REFUGEE – Spitfire Boys
    21. THE DOCTOR – Geisha Girls 22. DON’T STOP THE WORLD – Deaf School

DISC 2

  1. DALEK I LOVE YOU (DESTINY) – Dalek I
    2. TELECOMMUNICATION – A Flock Of Seagulls
    3. WHEN I DREAM – The Teardrop Explodes
    4. HIT THE MOON – Ellery Bop
    5. NUCLEAR SUMMER – The Nice Men
    6. HUMAN FEATURES – Black
    7. TOTAL RECALL – Systems
    8. TOUCH – Freeze Frame
    9. SUPERMAN – Attempted Moustache
    10. INTERCONTINENTAL – Afraid Of Mice
    11. RESCUE – Echo And The Bunnymen
    12. PIGGIE IN THE MIDDLE EIGHT – Cook The Books
    13. CREATION REBEL – Windows
    14. MY MOTIVE – Chinese Religion
    15. TOO LATE TO FLY THE FLAG – Hambi And The Dance
    16. SOLDIERS – Egypt For Now
    17. DOWN AT THE ZOO – Those Naughty Lumps
    18. EUTHENICS – Modern Eon
    19. LAUNDERETTE – A Formal Sigh **
    20. NIGHTLIFE – The Moderates **

DISC 3

  1. REVOLUTIONARY SPIRIT (STEREO MIX) – Wild Swans
    2. AFRICAN AND WHITE – China Crisis
    3. DON’T LET GO – Pink Industry
    4. OBSESSIONS – Passion Polka
    5. I’M THINKING OF YOU NOW – Box Of Toys
    6. FLAMING SWORD – Care
    7. DORIAN GRAY – The Bamboo Fringe
    8. SHE’S LOCKED MY LIFE UP IN HER SUITCASE – Steve Lindsey
    9. OCEANIC EXPLORERS – Ex Post Facto 10. SOME ASPECTS –
    Chain Of Command
    11. HE’S DEAD ALRIGHT – Ambrose Reynolds
    12. ART ON 45 – Royal Family And The Poor
    13. THEMES FOR ‘GRIND’ SCENE V – Will Sergeant
    14. THROUGH THE GLASS – Shiny Two Shiny
    15. BIRDS FLY (WHISPER TO A SCREAM) – Icicle Works
    16. A GIGANTIC RAFT IN THE PHILIPPINES – It’s Immaterial
    17. TOXTETH – Public Disgrace
    18. PLAYING FOR TIME – Send No Flowers
    19. THINGS HAVE LEARNT TO WALK THAT OUGHT TO CRAWL – The Room
    20. SHE KEEPS HER SECRET – The Balcony (Mk I)
    21. BURST BALLOONS – The Turquoise Swimming Pools

DISC 4

  1. TWO TRIBES – Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    2. REASONS TO LIVE – Mr Amir
    3. EVERY DAY ANOTHER DREAM – Brenda And The Beach Balls
    4. THE FIRST PICTURE OF YOU – The Lotus Eaters
    5. MISTY CIRCLES – Dead Or Alive
    6. ARE YOU READY FOR THAT FEELING? – Virgin Dance
    7. VALLEY OF EVERGREEN – Alternative Radio
    8. JIMMY’SGRIN–Margox
    9. – KARDOMAH CAFÉ (2017 MIX) – The Cherry Boys
    10. CONTRASTING STRANGERS – The Light
    11. JEAN’S NOT HAPPENING – Pale Fountains
    12. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – The Balcony (MK II) **
    13. WORKING FOR THE MAN – The High Five
    14. JAMES WHERE ARE YOU NOW? – The Press Gang
    15. MY WAR – Western Promise
    16. DON’T CRY DARLING (DADDY HAD TO DROWN THE CAT) – Old Ma Cuxsom And The Soapchoppers
    17. HAPPEN – The Rioutous Hues
    18. BOMB SUTRA – Mel-O-Tones
    19. HELL – Marshmallow Overcoat

DISC 5

  1. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID – Jegsy Dodd And The Sons Of Harry Cross ‎
    2. GET DOWN OVER – The La’s
    3. HIP AND HER CHEEK ELECTRIC (DEMO) – Barbel
    4. A TRICK OF FATE – Magic Carpets
    5. DEVIL LAUGHING – Benny Profane
    6. THE TALLEST MAN – Jactars
    7. DIDN’T WE HAVE A NICE TIME? (AND ALL MY FRIENDS ARE HERE) – The Tempest
    8. PRECIOUS LOVE – The Onset
    9. PAT NEVIN’S EYES – The Tractors
    10. DANCE – Cyclic Amp
    11. WHEN YOU’RE IN – The DaVincis
    12. WAY OUT – The La’s
    13. TANTRIC WIPEOUT – The Walking Seeds
    14. BURNIN’ AND LOOTIN’ – Ministry Of Love
    15. BIG BAD MONEY WORLD – A Game Of Soldiers
    16. ONLY IN AMERICA – Exhibit B
    17. SONS OF – Thomas Lang
    18.COME HOLY SPIRIT- Revolutionary Army Of The Infant Jesus

Image: Big Gold Dreams: Cherry Red Records

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