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Detour Records are pleased to announce this release that includes a limited 12" Vinyl pressed on Black Vinyl of just 150 copies, a FREE CD and a FREE Download Code. Everything you need in one package!

If you were like me, I had never heard of this band up to a few years ago but once you have heard the tracks you can't get them out of your head. Its very infectious and the quirkiness of the tunes gets into your head. It was hard for us to label this band but we thought it would sit well on the 'Whaam' label or Alan McGee's 'Creation' label.

The Telephone Boxes...

In the early 1980s, in the British independent music scene, The Telephone Boxes were the next big thing that that never quite happened. Repeatedly touted by those in the know, they were a 2 guitar, bass and drums band, playing highly addictive and inventive pop songs with a combustible energy and enthusiasm. Highlights of their brief, but brilliant, career included supporting The Smiths on their first UK tour (1983/84) – the Boxes went down a storm… every night. Between 1983 and 1985, when they split-up, they headlined around the country and supported various bands including; Orange Juice, The Daintees, Billy Bragg, Hurrah!, Felt, Gary Glitter(!) and many others. In 1984 they played at the ICA’s Big Brother Is Watching You festival alongside Prefab Sprout, The Redskins, Bronski Beat, the Red Guitars and others. The influential fanzine The Underground described them as “the best ‘Pop’ band of the eighties”.

After they split, Peter - the singer and guitarist, went on to form the Wallflowers who achieved success with a number of great singles and Radio One sessions. Blushing Girl Nervous Smile reached number 13 in the vinyl singles chart when it was re-released in 2019.

The Telephone Boxes have never released any recordings… until NOW!

The album includes the raw recordings of 1982, live tracks from the Smiths tour and their later, more polished, studio sessions.

FEATURES

LP Version Side One

Lazy Time

Language Of The Land

Little White Lies

You're The One

I Don't Like To Repeat Myself (Live)

Thank You

Theme From Interpol

LP Version Side Two

Please Yourself

Hallelujah I Was Born

One Day

Now That We're Friends

A Twist Of Fate

Love Was Here

STYLE

CD Version

Lazy Time

Language Of The Land

Little White Lies

You’re The One

I Don't Like To Repeat Myself (Live)

Thank You

Theme From Interpol

Please Yourself

Hallelujah I Was Born

One Day

Now That We're Friends (Live)

A Twist Of Fate

Love Was Here (Live)

STYLE

Affection

I Read A Book

Good Fortune

Boomerang Jack

Camouflage

A Great Big River

Down And Out

Everybody's Fool

Broken Up

Living In Trees

Deadbeat (Live)

Relatively Speaking

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