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Count For Something - Albums, Demos, Live And Unreleased 1976-1978 (5CD)

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
5
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Available
Release Date:
23-04-2021
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Barcode:
5013929111097
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRCDBOX110

Description

  • FIVE DISCS EXPLORING THE CAREER OF ADRIAN BORLAND FRONTED PUNK ROCK PIONEERS THE OUTSIDERS.
  • TWO CLASSIC ALBUMS, THE DEBUT EP, A LONDON LIVE SHOW AND TWO DISCS FULL OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, ALTERNATES AND COUNTLESS NEVER BEFORE HEARD SONGS.
  • CONTAINS 47 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED RECORDINGS!
  • OVERSEEN BY FOUNDING MEMBER ADRIAN JANES, AND PAINSTAKINGLY RESTORED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES AND CASSETTES.
  • CONTAINS EXTENSIVE SLEEVENOTES, INCLUDING ADRIAN JANES’ SONG-BY-SONG RECOLLECTIONS AND COMPLETE RECORDING CHRONOLOGY.

Formed whilst still at school in late 1974, The Outsiders charted their own unlikely path through the tumultuous punk era, releasing one of the very first independent ‘punk’ albums in the process and dividing opinion with their contribution to the new musical revolution. Aided and backed by front man Adrian Borland’s father, the band produced material in an adventurous range of styles (somehow becoming ‘post-punk’ during the original wave), recorded in their own private studio and released material on their own Raw Edge label. Borland and co-founder Adrian Janes, whilst tapping into punk’s energy, explored songwriting which dug deeper than much of whatever else was happening at the time, simultaneously youthful, reflective and knowing.

Produced in association with founder and co-writer Adrian Janes, ‘Count For Something’ charts a recording career lasting less than two years and which segued into Adrian Borland’s next project, The Sound. Janes’ remembrances, song-by-song recollections and in-depth recording information make for a unique insider’s view of The Outsiders’ experience, accompanied by a plethora of recently unearthed songs, demos and live material.

Long overdue reappraisal and acknowledgement, The Outsiders approached the punk boom with gusto. Adventurous, unrestrained and somewhat eccentric, this was a young band feeding off of the atmosphere around them and transforming it into their own suburban take on that place and time. A must for punk and alternative rock collectors, fans of Adrian Borland and those with an interest in home-recording and the independent spirit.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Calling On Youth
  3. Break Free
  4. On The Edge
  5. Hit And Run
  6. Start Over
  7. Weird
  8. Im Screwed Up
  9. Walking Through A Storm
  10. Terminal Case
  11. One To Infinity
  12. New Uniform
  13. Consequences
  14. Freeway
  15. Calling On Youth (Demo)
  16. Break Free (Original Version)
  17. Hit And Run (Demo)
  18. Start Over (Alternative Mix)
  19. Weird (Pathway Session)
  20. Im Screwed Up (Original Version)
  21. Walking Through A Storm (Original Version)
  22. One To Infinity (Demo)
  23. Consequences (Demo)
  24. Blowtorch (Original Version)
  25. Blowtorch (Pathway Session)
  26. Anniversary
  27. Im Gonna Be Free
  28. Perfect Girl (Demo)
  29. Vital Hours
  30. Observations
  31. Fixed Up
  32. Touch And Go
  33. White Debt
  34. Count For Something
  35. Out Of Place
  36. Keep The Pain Inside
  37. Face To Face
  38. Semi-Detached Life
  39. Conspiracy Of War
  40. Vital Hours (Piper Studio Session)
  41. Observations (Demo)
  42. Fixed Up (Demo)
  43. Touch And Go (Piper Studio Session)
  44. White Debt (Demo)
  45. Count For Something (Demo)
  46. Out Of Place (Demo)
  47. Keep The Pain Inside (Demo)
  48. Face To Face (Demo)
  49. Semi-Detached Life (Demo)
  50. Conspiracy Of War (Demo)
  51. Watchdog (Demo)
  52. Prime Mover (Demo)
  53. Settled Dust (Demo)
  54. Flesh On Flesh (Demo)
  55. Blind Date (Mix 1) (Demo)
  56. Blind Date (Mix 2) (Demo)
  57. Sooner Or Later (Demo)
  58. Deep Breath (Demo)
  59. Night Vs. Day (Demo)
  60. Symbols (Demo)
  61. Quarter Past Two (Demo)
  62. Got To Get Away (Demo)
  63. Count For Something
  64. New Uniform
  65. Freeway
  66. Raw Power
  67. Touch And Go
  68. Keep The Pain Inside
  69. Fixed Up
  70. Running Out Of Time
  71. Observations
  72. Vital Hours
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