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Dreams To Fill The Vacuum ~ The Sound Of Sheffield 1978-1988: Bookpack Edition (4CD)

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Compact Disc (Audio)
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4
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Release Date:
06-12-2019
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5013929108301
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Box Set
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CRCDBOX83
Dreams To Fill The Vacuum ~ The Sound Of Sheffield 1978-1988: Bookpack Edition (4CD)
Dreams To Fill The Vacuum ~ The Sound Of Sheffield 1978-1988: Bookpack Edition (4CD)

Description

  • Extensive 4CD/book set exploring the punk and post-punk sound of the ‘steel city’.

 

  • Features classics, rarities, album tracks and TWELVE previously unreleased gems from The Human League, Pulp (and members thereof), Heaven 17, Thompson Twins, B.E.F., Artery, ABC, Clock DVA, Hula, The Danse Society, In The Nursery, Treebound Story and many more.

 

  • 4CD + hardback book format contains over 20,000 words of artists’ sleevenotes, essays and memoirs from key players in the city’s music scene.

 

  • Curated and designed by the people who brought you Manchester – North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit – The Sound Of Liverpool, Silhouettes And Statues, Electrical Language, Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream and many more critically acclaimed box sets.
  • Journey through the music of a generation in one of the UK’s most vibrant and creative cities.

 

  • Sheffield in the 1970s…. a city in decline, its steel mills and factories closing and its vast housing estates beginning to crumble. Even the city’s two football teams were both experiencing the worst form in their long histories. An unlikely setting, then, for a musical revolution, but aren’t they always? As it transpired, in the aftermath of punk this industrial backdrop, alive with frustrated young talent and peppered with accessible and affordable rehearsal and performance spaces, became a hotbed of uniquely informed new bands that challenged both the constraints of genre and the dominance of music from London, Liverpool and Manchester.

 

  • Dreams To Fill The Vacuum charts the revival of Sheffield and its music in the latter half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, from The Human League to Pulp, via Aardvark, Pax and Native Records, and onto the chart successes of Heaven 17, ABC, Thompson Twins and many others. Featuring cornerstone contributions from the city’s brightest stars – Oakey, Cocker, Ware, Marsh, Hawley, Newton and co - alongside many more lesser-known legends, this is a tale of a city and its people rediscovering itself.

 

  • Packed with first-hand artist sleevenotes, insightful essays, revealing imagery and brilliant, essential music, Dreams To Fill The Vacuum offers a story in need of telling.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Dancevision - The Human League
  3. Don't Try To Cure Yourself - They Must Be Russians
  4. Dreams To Fill The Vacuum - I'm So Hollow
  5. Modern Men - The Prams
  6. All Time Low - 2.3
  7. Metal Boys - Hobbies Of Today
  8. Track No. 5 - Mein Glas Fabrik *
  9. Help Me - Red Zoo *
  10. Avoid The Surgery (Demo) - I Scream Brothers
  11. Junior - B. Troop
  12. She's In Love With Mystery - Thompson Twins
  13. Say And Do - Repulsive Alien
  14. Torch - Veiled Threat
  15. Questions Of Gender - De Tian
  16. Unknown - Molodoy
  17. Social Psychology - Tv Product *
  18. Electric Waltz - Negatives
  19. End Of Act One - Y?
  20. The Maze - The Toy Shop
  21. A Girlfriend Is... - Vena Cava
  22. Drowning - Graph
  23. Men In The Mirrorshades - Rapid Eye Movements
  24. Llamas (Live At The Wimpy Bar) - A Major European Group
  25. Raindance - The Past Seven Days
  26. Living In Confusion - Pagan Bo
  27. (We Don't Need This) Fascist Groove Thang (12 Mix) - Heaven 17
  28. Lucifer's Friend - Vision
  29. The Clown - Artery
  30. Twist - New Model Soldier
  31. Train - Surface Mutants
  32. 4 Hours (Remixed Single Version) - Clock Dva
  33. A Baby Called Billy - British Electronic Foundation
  34. War Games - Flying Alphonso Brothers *
  35. English Industrial Estate - Shy Tots
  36. Heavy Men - Disease *
  37. Deity's Lament - Stunt Kites
  38. Secret Society - Mau Maus
  39. Marcella Ball - The Naughtiest Girl Was A Monitor
  40. Corpse Creeper - Quite Unnerving
  41. Parking Boys - Acrobats Of Desire
  42. Man With A Luminous Head (Demo) * - The Blimp
  43. Scramble For Style - The Mirror Crack'd
  44. Real Life - Vital
  45. Psychokiller - Heroes Of The Beach
  46. Alphabet Soup - Abc
  47. Everybody's Problem - Pulp
  48. Intruder In The Dust - Bass Tone Trap
  49. Just A Game - U.V. Pøp
  50. Danse/Move - The Danse Society
  51. Iskra - In The Nursery
  52. Dying Man, Faithful Priest - Dachau Choir
  53. Tex Mirror H - Out Of Reach
  54. No One Leaves The) Fever Car - Hula
  55. Quiet Type - Time In Motion
  56. Over - Siiiii
  57. Mannequin - Ipso Facto
  58. Worlds Apart - Fatales *
  59. Billingham's Island (Demo)* - Tsi Tsi
  60. Fish And Breadcake - Fish And Breadcake
  61. Late Nights (Demo) - Harriet *
  62. Out Of The Flesh (Mix 1) - Chakk
  63. The Distance From Koln - Native Europe
  64. Silicon Chip - Defective Turtles
  65. Persuasion - Vendino Pact
  66. In My Eyes (Demo)* - Typhoon Saturday
  67. Kitchenette - Peter Hope And The Jonathan S. Podmore Method
  68. Winds Of Change - Scala Timpani
  69. You Ungrateful Bastard (Flexi Version) - One Thousand Violins
  70. Crayola - A.C. Temple
  71. Up The Hill - Sedition
  72. Message From A Dead Man - The Flight Commander
  73. Zulu - The Anti Group
  74. Chains - Chain
  75. Fix The Kitchen - Dig Vis Drill
  76. Children - Kilgore Trout
  77. Bottle Breast - Fishwives
  78. Treehouse - Mr Morality *
  79. Skin Scraped Back - Workforce
  80. Like A Fool - Treebound Story
  81. Wonderful Life - Nick Fish & The Seahorses
  82. Crow Bar - The Box
  83. Colorado Dead Man - The Midnight Choir
  84. The World Doesn't Turn - The Junk
  85. Lawnmower Woman (Live) - The Wacky Gardeners
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