14 March 2014
NME C86 compilation 3CD edition 
NME C86 compilation 3CD edition

Cherry Red presents a new 3CD version of their excellent NME C86 compilation album and it features three ex-Factory Records bands. Disc 1 has Miaow's Sport Most Royal whilst Disc 2 has Darkness and Colour by The Railway Children. The ex-FAC fun is rounded off on Disc 3 by Happy Mondays' Freaky Dancin'. Amongst the wider highlights are offerings from pretty much any indie band who was around in the mid- to late-Eighties including Primal Scream, The Soup Dragons, Shop Assistants, McCarthy, The Weather Prophets, That Petrol Emotion, King of the Slums!, Pop Will Eat Itself and many many more.

It's released on 9 June 2014 and will come in a nice box with comprehensive illustrated sleevenotes by Neil Taylor.

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Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.

Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".

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