• luke haines Luke Haines Is Alive and Well and Living In Buenos Aires: Heavy, Frenz - the Solo Anthology 2001-2017 (4 CD boxed set, £21.50)

    label: cherry red

    Having played with The Servants in the late 1980s, Luke Haines carved a unique niche for himself in the 1990s with witty lyrics, wry humour and some stellar tunes with The Auteurs and other acts (Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof).  By 1999, feeling aghast at the state of the Brit Rock scene in the UK, Luke decided to “start a righteous solo trip”, having been commissioned to write the soundtrack for the film Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2001). Sticking with Virgin Records, Luke then unveiled his first solo album proper, The Oliver Twist Manifesto, before fronting a new-look Auteurs for Das Capital.  In due course, Luke switched labels to indie Fantastic Plastic for Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (2006), followed in 2009 by 21st Century Man. Since then, he’s curated a string of imaginative, amusing and always worthwhile albums for Cherry Red Records.  Alive And Well… is the first-ever anthology of Luke’s solo work, cherry-picking musical highlights from each of his long players as well as a smattering of B-sides, radio sessions, rarities and – on Disc 4 – a raft of previously unissued material.  With sleeve-notes by Luke himself, Alive And Well… is a very personal statement spanning the last two decades of the musical life of Luke Haines.  DISC ONE: 1. DISCOMANIA 2. HOW TO HATE THE WORKING CLASSES 3. ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES 4. THE OLIVER TWIST MANIFESTO 5. NEVER WORK 6. DEATH OF SARAH LUCAS 7. THE MITFORD SISTERS ^ 8. SATAN WANTS ME ^ 9. BUGGER BOGNOR ^ 10. OFF MY ROCKER AT THE ART SCHOOL BOP (Album Version) 11. LEEDS UNITED 12. COUNTRY LIFE 13. BOVVER BOYS 14. QUEEN ELIZABETH I 15. ALL THE ENGLISH DEVILS 16. THE WALTON HOP 17. BAD REPUTATION (THE GLITTER BAND) 18. ENGLISH SOUTHERN MAN 19. 21ST CENTURY MAN ^ Luke Haines & The Auteurs / DISC TWO: 1. SUBURBAN MOURNING 2. KLAUS KINSKI 3. PETER HAMMILL 4. RUSSIAN FUTURISTS BLACK OUT THE SUN 5. FAG BREAK 6. INSIDE THE RESTLESS MIND OF ROLLERBALL ROCCO 7. GORGEOUS GEORGE 8. SATURDAY AFTERNOON 9. BIG DADDY GOT A CASIO V L TONE 10. HAYSTACKS’ IN HEAVEN 11. I'M NOT THE MAN YOU THINK I AM KAREN, I'M THE ACTOR TONY ALLEN ~ 12. THE MORRIS MAN COMETH ~ 13. ENOCH POWELL - SPACE POET ~ 14. ROCK 'N' ROLL ANIMALS 15. MAGIC INTERLUDE 1 16. GENE VINCENT (ROCK N ROLL MUMS AND ROCK N ROLL DADS) 17. A BADGER CALLED NICK LOWE 18. ANGEL OF THE NORTH 19. FROM HERSHAM TO HEAVEN 20. ROCK 'N' ROLL ANIMALS IN SPACE ~ by North Sea Scrolls / DISC THREE: 1. LOU REED LOU REED 2. ALAN VEGA SAYS 3. NY IN THE '70S 4. BILL'S BUNKER 5. DOLLS FOREVER 6. CERNE ABBAS MAN 7. CARAVAN MAN 8. ADVENTURES IN DEMENTIA 9. BRITISH NUCLEAR BUNKERS 10. TEST CARD FOREVER 11. PUSSY WILLOW (KIDS’ SONG) 12. COLD FIELD MORNING UNDER BLISS 13. NEW PAGAN SUN 14. ULRIKE MEINHOF'S BRAIN IS MISSING 15. BOMBER JACKET 16. MARC BOLAN BLUES 17. THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND 18. SMASH THE SYSTEM 19. ARE YOU MAD? / DISC FOUR: 1. BLACK SUN (Early Band Demo) * 2. PROPERTY * 3. 1963 * 4. DANDIFICATION * 5. BOMBER HARRIS * 6. BUILDING FOR BRITAIN IN THE '70S * 7. OFF MY ROCKER AT THE ART SCHOOL BOP (Richard X Single Mix) 8. I AM THE BEST ARTIST/ SKINNY WHITE GIRLS 9. SUBURBAN MOURNING * 10. KLAUS KINSKI * 11. 21ST CENTURY MAN * Tracks 9-11 BBC Session 12. ME AND THE BIRDS 13. THIS IS OUTSIDER MUSIC * 14. NATURAL MYSTIC FURRY FREAKS 15. JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE 16. JEFF STARSHIP SUPERHERO 17. ELECTRONIC TONE POEM 18. HACK GREEN 19. CHRIS FROM THE STARS* 20. 68P IN MY POCKET* 21. RAVE * * Previously Unissued

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