A Gift From The Past

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A Gift From The Past is a postscript to 2016’s massive Shattered Dreams project. However I have shifted the focus towards the indie side of sophisti-pop. Many of these tracks have lain in obscurity since original release and are rarely compiled elsewhere.

01 Blue Zoo – Love Moves In Strange Ways (Single Version)
02 Fiat Lux – Feels Like Winter Again
03 Weekend – The End Of The Affair
04 Strawberry Switchblade – Trees And Flowers (7″ Mix)
05 Blue In Heaven – Across My Heart (Martin Hannett Version)
06 The Bernhardts – I Hear You Calling
07 The Questions – Tuesday Sunshine
08 Two People – This Is The Shirt
09 Virginia Astley – Darkness Has Reached Its End
10 Act Fuseli – Beg, Beg Richer
11 Impossible Dreamers – August Avenue
12 Stars Of Heaven – Sacred Heart Hotel
13 The Painted Word – Independence Day
14 Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
15 And Also The Trees – The House Of The Heart (Single Version)
16 Cry Before Dawn – Witness For The World (7″ Edit)
17 Botany 5 – Gift From The Past (Ambient Mix)
18 Miró – Scratch
19 Because – Mad Scared Dumb And Gorgeous
20 Blueboy – Toulouse

01 Blue Zoo – Love Moves In Strange Ways (Single Version)
7″ Single, Magnet, 1981

02 Fiat Lux – Feels Like Winter Again
7″ Single, Cocteau Records, 1982

03 Weekend – The End Of The Affair
La Varieté LP, Rough Trade, 1982

04 Strawberry Switchblade – Trees And Flowers (7″ Mix)
7″ Single, Ninety-Two Happy Customers, 1983

05 Blue In Heaven – Across My Heart (Martin Hannett Version)
12″ Single, Island Records, 1984

06 The Bernhardts – I Hear You Calling
7″ Single, Parlophone, 1984

07 The Questions – Tuesday Sunshine
7″ Single, Respond Records, 1984

08 Two People – This Is The Shirt
7″ Single, Polydor, 1985

09 Virginia Astley – Darkness Has Reached Its End
7″ Single, WEA, 1985

10 Act Fuseli – Beg, Beg Richer
7″ Single, Trinity Disques, 1985

11 Impossible Dreamers – August Avenue
7″ Single, RCA, 1985

12 Stars Of Heaven – Sacred Heart Hotel
Sacred Heart Hotel LP, Rough Trade, 1986

13 The Painted Word – Independence Day
7″ Single, Mother Records, 1986

14 Big Supreme – Don’t Walk
7″ Single, Polydor, 1986

15 And Also The Trees – The House Of The Heart (Single Version)
12″ Single, Reflex Records, 1988

16 Cry Before Dawn – Witness For The World (7″ Edit)
7″ Single, Epic, 1989

17 Botany 5 – Gift From The Past (Ambient Mix)
Nature Boy CD Single, Virgin, 1991

18 Miró – Scratch
The Grain Of The Voice LP, Secret Heart Records, 1992

19 Because – Mad Scared Dumb And Gorgeous
Mad Scared Dumb And Gorgeous LP, Haven Records, 1992

20 Blueboy – Toulouse
Dirty Mags 7″ Single, Sarah Records, 1995