Big Gold Dreams: A Story Of Scottish Independent Music 1977- 1989 (5CD Deluxe Boxset)

Various Artists

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2-5 days
Genre
Rock
Label
Cherry Red
Released
February 22, 2019

Format: Compact Disc

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BIG GOLD DREAMS documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country. Named after Fire Engines' memorable single and Grant McPhee's recent TV and DVD documentary, BIG GOLD DREAMS includes many of the Scottish music scene's most important names as well as countless obscurities.

Includes landmark tracks by The Rezillos, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Skids, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Bluebells, The Waterboys, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, The Soup Dragons, The Associates, Scars, Strawberry Switchblade, Josef K, BMX Bandits, Edwyn Collins, Del Amitri, The Vaselines, The Shamen, Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie and many others..Boasts lengthy essays and band histories by Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr, within a lavishly illustrated 70-page booklet..Created by the same Cherry Red team behind such previous box sets as Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Action Time Vision, To The Outside Of Everything, Manchester North Of England, Revolutionary Spirit, etc.

BIG GOLD DREAMS also includes recordings from key labels such as Zoom, Postcard, 53rd & 3rd, Rational, Fast Product/Pop:Aural, Supreme International Editions, Creation, Egg, Sarah, etc.. Pre-fame 45's by Johnny & The Self Abusers (later Simple Minds), Another Pretty Face (pre-The Waterboys), Fun 4 (pre-Orange Juice), as well as P.V.C.2 (post-Slik, featuring Midge Ure).

Numerous tracks debut on CD, alongside a string of impressive debut 45s (e.g. Fini Tribe, Momus, The Wake, Win), plus classic indie tracks from The Pastels, Shop Assistants, The Vaselines and The Fizzbombs and many others.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CRCDBOX69
Barcode 5013929106901
Number of items 5
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 285g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. I Can't Stand My Baby (Sensible Version) - The Rezillos -
2. Hooked On You - The Exile -
3. Jerkin' - The Drive -
4. Robot Love - The Valves -
5. Put You In The Picture - P.V.C. 2 -
6. Dead Vandals - Johnny & The Self Abusers -
7. You Gotta Know Girl - Bee Bee Cee -
8. Gimme Your Heart - Subs -
9. Reasons - Skids -
10. Dancing With Myself - Fingerprintz -
11. Take Me Down - The Zips -
12. All The Boys Love Carrie - Another Pretty Face -
13. Electric Heat - Visitors -
14. See Saw - The Jolt -
15. Chelsea Girl - Simple Minds -
16. Culture Shock - Shake -
17. The Shape Of Things To Come - The Headboys -
18. Time Wall - Fire Exit -
19. Paranoia - The Freeze -
20. Sylvia Clarke - The Fakes -
21. She's Too Clever For Me - Tpi -
22. Singing In The Showers - Fun 4 -
23. Confessions - Flowers -
24. Playing With Fire - Tv21 -
25. Stay With Me Tonight - Alex Fergusson -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Dead Pop Stars - Altered Images -
2. Die Todten Reyten Schnell - The Prats -
3. Tous Les Soirs - Delmontes -
4. Walk On Water - The Cuban Heels -
5. More Than This - 35mm Dreams -
6. Out In The Open - The Presidents Men -
7. All About You - Scars -
8. Tell Me Easters On Friday - The Associates -
9. Sorry For Laughing - Josef K -
10. Event To Come - Article 58 -
11. Love To Meet You - Restricted Code -
12. Don't - Thomas Leer -
13. Big Gold Dream - Fire Engines -
14. On Our Honeymoon - The Wake -
15. Ooh Bop Sh'bam - Boots For Dancing -
16. Puritans - The Happy Family -
17. Tightrope - Everest The Hard Way -
18. Palace Filled With Love - Apb -
19. Running Away - Paul Haig -
20. Pick Up The Rhythm - French Impressionists -
21. Eat Your Heart Out - Hey! Elastica -
22. Participate! - The Laughing Apple -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Feathers Oar-Blades - Cocteau Twins -
2. Out Of Nowhere - The Twinsets -
3. Cath - The Bluebells -
4. A Girl Called Johnny - The Waterboys -
5. Lucky Star (Moonboot Version) - Friends Again -
6. Trees And Flowers (92 Happy Customers Version) - Strawberry Switchblade -
7. Sixteen Reasons - Jazzateers -
8. Stop The Rain - The Suede Crocodiles -
9. Flowers In The Sky - The Revolving Paint Dream -
10. Think! - Jasmine Minks -
11. There Must Be A Better Life - Biff Bang Pow! -
12. All I Need Is Everything - Aztec Camera -
13. Over Your Shoulder - Pop Wallpaper -
14. Dreaming - The Wee Cherubs -
15. Cathedral - Fini Tribe -
16. Upside Down - The Jesus And Mary Chain -
17. Baby Honey - The Pastels -
18. You Supply The Roses - Memphis -
19. Ain't That Always The Way - Paul Quinn -
20. Unamerican Broadcasting - Win -
21. Swallow - Blood Uncles -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. All Fall Down - Primal Scream -
2. Don't Slip Up - Meat Whiplash -
3. Hammering Heart (Single Version) - Del Amitri -
4. Some Indulgence - The High Bees -
5. Big Blue Ocean - Jih -
6. Hotel Marquis De Sade - Momus -
7. Living In Hell - The Primevals -
8. Baby's Got A Brand New Brain - The Styng Rites -
9. Bully Beef - The Botany 500 -
10. Whole Wide World - The Soup Dragons -
11. Strawberry Sunday - Bmx Bandits -
12. Firestation Towers - Close Lobsters -
13. Face In A Crowd - The Green Telescope -
14. The Rattler (Original 12" Version) - Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie -
15. Penniless - The Wild Indians -
16. Somewhere In China (Lp Version) - Shop Assistants -
17. Hollow Gut - Lowlife -
18. Slow Time And Temptation - Kevin Mcdermott -
19. Where Do I Stand? - The Incredible Blondes -
20. Sign On The Line - The Fizzbombs -
21. Killer Bee Honey - The Beat Poets -
22. Don't Shilly Shally - Edwyn Collins -
23. I'm Not An American - The Dragsters -
24. Room At The Top - The Motorcycle Boy -
25. Hey Girl (Look What You've Done) - The Thanes -

Disc 5

Track Listing — Disc 5

Song Title Time
1. Happy Days - The Shamen -
2. Mealy Mouths - Mackenzies -
3. She Said To The Driver - The Mccluskey Brothers -
4. Jiffy Neckwear Creation - Baby Lemonade -
5. Girl Of Your Dreams - The Bachelor Pad -
6. Jenny Nowhere - The Clouds -
7. Marathon Man - Rote Kapelle -
8. The Adam Faith Experience - Jesse Garon & The Desperadoes -
9. Teenage Superstars - The Vaselines -
10. Tiny Words - The Orchids -
11. A Place Is So Hard To Find - The Groovy Little Numbers -
12. Good Thing - The Vultures -
13. The Great Divide - This Poison! -
14. Head Start - The Prayers -
15. Take Me Away - The Submarines -
16. Think Like A Girl - The Church Grims -
17. If You Love Him, Let Him Go - Wilderness Children -
18. Traffic Drone - The Cateran -
19. Hills O' New Galloway - Nyah Fearties -
20. Miss O'Grady - Dog Faced Hermans -
21. Groin Death - Stretchheads -
22. The Beginning Of Wisdom - Cindytalk -