Price: £32.49
Format: Boxset
Artist: Various Artists
Availability: 10-02-2023
CatNo: EDSL0133
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Various Artists Intrigue Boxset
Steven Wilson Presents: Intrigue - Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979–89 is a 4CD boxset collecting 58 tracks that explore the creativity, experimentation, and progressive spirit of alternative British music from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
 
Compiled by SW and featuring sleeve notes from James Nice (Factory Beneluxe), the collection includes pieces by XTC, The Cure, Bill Nelson, Kate Bush, The The, JapanNo-Man, Robert FrippUltravox, Dead Can Dance, Durutti Column and many others.
 
"This is my personally-curated attempt to redress the balance, and to perhaps introduce any 1980s-sceptics out there to the idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn’t suddenly evaporate after 1977. Ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the 1980s - if you looked in the right places.” - Steven Wilson

 

1. I Should Have Known Better - Wire
2. A Better Home in the Phantom Zone - Bill Nelson's Red Noise
3. Back to Nature - Magazine
4. Complicated Game (Steven Wilson 2014 Stereo Mix) - XTC
5. Careering - Public Image Limited
6. The Raven - the Stranglers
7. Puppet Life - Punishment of Luxury
8. Astradyne (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix) - Ultravox
9. Contract - Gang of Four
10. I Travel (Extended Version) - Simple Minds
11. Sketch for Summer - the Durutti Column
12. Cognitive Dissonance (Steven Wilson 2022 Mix) - Robert Fripp and the League of Gentlemen
13. The Fatal Day - in Camera
14. Health and Efficiency - This Heat
15. Burning Car - John Foxx
16. I Can't Escape Myself - the Sound
17. The Eternal - Joy Division
18. Big Empty Field - Swell Maps
19. Enemies - Art Nouveau
20. The Joy Circuit - Gary Numan
21. The Gospel Comes to New Guinea - 23 Skidoo
22. All My Colours - Echo and the Bunnymen
23. Ghost Town (Extended Version) - the Specials
24. They All Run After the Carving Knife - New Musik
25. The Him - New Order
26. White Car in Germany (Single Edit) - the Associates
27. Sealand - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
28. Talking Drum - Japan
29. Faith - the Cure
30. Hit - Section 25
31. Three Dancers (Steven Wilson 2021 Mix) - Twelfth Night
32. Airwaves - Thomas Dolby
33. Are You Ready? - Crispy Ambulance
34. The Outsider - Rupert Hine
35. Knife Slits Water - a Certain Ratio
36. Memories Fade - Tears for Fears
37. Patient - Peter Hammill
38. In a Waiting Room - Mr and Mrs Smith and Mr Drake
39. Donimo - Cocteau Twins
40. Close (To the Edit) - the Art of Noise
41. Rawhide - Scott Walker
42. Brilliant Trees - David Sylvian
43. Dalis Car - Dalis Car
44. Dream Within a Dream - Propaganda
45. Waking the Witch - Kate Bush
46. Ivy and Neet - This Mortal Coil
47. Beehead (7" Version) - Perennial Divide
48. This Corrosion - the Sisters of Mercy
49. Ascension - O Yuki Conjugate
50. Gutter Busting - Slab!
51. No Motion - Dif Juz
52. Murderers, the Hope of Women - Momus
53. The Host of Seraphim - Dead Can Dance
54. R.E.S. - Cardiacs
55. Good Morning Beautiful - the the
56. Omega Amigo - the Shamen
57. Night Sky, Sweet Earth - No-Man
58. The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule - Kitchens of Distinction