SMALL HOURS, THE - The Anthology CD (NEW)


SMALL HOURS, THE - The Anthology CD (NEW)

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BRILLIANT 24 TRACK RELEASE ON THE ‘DETOUR’ LABEL (DRCD039)!!! OF THIS PHENOMENAL '79 MOD SQUAD!  THIS MUST HAVE RELEASE FEATURES THE ENTIRE RECORDED OUTPUT FROM THIS CULT STATUS UK MOD COMBO THAT APPEARED ON THE INFAMOUS ‘MODS MAYDAY ‘79' ALBUM. FEATURES 10 BONUS TRACKS TO THE VINYL EDITION INCLUDING THE BAND’S FIRST EVER DEMO THAT FEATURES DUAL VOCALS AND SOME STUNNING LIVE TRACKS!!)

Small Hours were a band with a mighty fine pedigree - they were formed by ex ‘Saints’ and ‘Lurkers’ bassist Kym Bradshaw and also featured ex ‘Jolt’ member Iain Shedden. The band soon found themselves at the forefront of the 1979 Mod Revival scene - their tight Memphis R&B / Stax organ sound setting them apart from the New Wave / ‘Jam’ sounding contemporaries such as ‘The Chords’ and ‘The Purple Hearts’. Along with Dexy’s Midnight Runners (who they were invited to tour with) the Small Hours were the link between the Mod scene and the upcoming rude boy movement that was exploding throughout the UK.

The band made their recorded debut on the legendary ‘Mods Mayday ‘79' album along with Secret Affair, Squire & The Merton Parkas - the LP went on to sell 100,000 copies. They were offered many major record deals from companies such as EMI, Phonogram, Virgin and the ultra-hip 2-Tone label but for various reasons turned them down, and put out their only release - the Small Hours 10" and 7" EP (which now fetches £50 and more!) on the Indie ‘Automatic’ label. The band cemented their reputation on the live circuit with regular sold out shows at The Marquee, The Venue, Dingwalls and The Music Machine. By 1981 it was sadly all over for the band, leaving behind just the one EP and several compilation appearances. The band left their mark on the music scene - their live shows are legendary and they can boast many music biz luminaries as hardcore fans such as Shane MacGowan, Jerry Dammers and Eddie Piller. Hell, even current darlings ‘The Hives’ cite them as their favourite ever UK act!

This brilliant release includes all the recorded output from the band - including previously unreleased singles and demo tracks. It’s a stunning reminder of the power of the band and a great blast from beginning to end. Also, the CD features a bonus 10 live tracks that catches the band in full flow at their peak. Add to all this great artwork featuring loads of rare and unseen photos by NME photographer Paul Slattery, memorabilia and liner notes it all adds up to one brilliant package!!

FEATURES

1-Can't Do Without You (Aborted 7" Single Previously Unreleased)-

2-The Kid (EP Version)-

3-Midnight To Six (EP Version)-

4-Underground (Original Demo Version)-

5-Armistice Day (Short Interlude)-

6-Watch This Space (Demo)-

7-Routine (Demo)-

8-Business In Town (EP Version)-

9-Seen It All Before (Demo)-

10-It's Come To This (Demo)-

11-Trojan Forever (Short Interlude)-

12-Both Ways (Original Demo Version)-

13-I Still Believe (Demo)-

14-End Of The Night (EP Version)-

15-Business In Town (Live)-

16-But It's Alright (Live)-

17-Mercy Mercy (Live)-

18-Midnight To Six (Live)-

19-Hanging In The Balance (Live)-

20-End Of The Night (Live)-

21-Sweet Soul Music (Live)-

22-The Kid (Original Demo Version)-

23-Underground (B-Side To Can't Do Without You)-

24-I'm A Believer (Bonus Track For 12" Version Of Unreleased Second Single)-

 

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