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Steven Wilson Presents: Intrigue – Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979–89 (2LP)

Steven Wilson Presents: Intrigue – Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979–89 (2LP)

Various Artists

  1. A Better Home In The Phantom Zone – Bill Nelson’s Red Noise
  2. Back To Nature – Magazine
  3. Back To Nature – Magazine
  4. The Raven – The Stranglers
  5. Puppet Life – Punishment Of Luxury
  6. Astradyne (Steven Wilson Stereo Mix) – Ultravox
  7. Sketch For Summer – The Durutti Column
  8. Health And Efficiency - This Heat
  9. Cognitive Dissonance (Steven Wilson 2022 Mix) – Robert Fripp And The League of Gentlemen
  10. Three Dancers (Steven Wilson 2021 Mix) - Twelfth Night
  1. Airwaves - Thomas Dolby
  2. Knife Slits Water - A Certain Ratio
  3. Donimo - Cocteau Twins
  4. Beehead (7” Version) - Perennial Divide
  5. No Motion - Dif Juz
  6. Gutter Busting – SLAB!
  7. The Host Of Seraphim - Dead Can Dance
  8. R.E.S. - Cardiacs
  9. Night Sky, Sweet Earth - No-Man

About this release

Demon Records is proud to release Intrigue – Steve Wilson Presents: Progressive Sounds In UK Alternative Music 1979-89, a new compilation assembled by acclaimed musician, singer-songwriter, and record producer, Steven Wilson.

This is my personally-curated attempt to redress the balance, and to perhaps introduce any ‘80s-sceptics out there to the idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn’t suddenly evaporate after ’77… ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the ‘80s —if you looked in the right places.” – Steven Wilson

Featuring 19 tracks, the collection explores the creativity, experimentation and progressive spirit of alternative British music from 1979-1989. Artists include XTC, The Stranglers, Ultravox, The Durutti Column, Cocteau Twins and many more.

Pressed on two 140g black vinyl (mastered by Phil Kinrade and cut by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering) housed in printed inner sleeves and accompanied by a 12-page booklet with an introduction by Steven Wilson and extensive track-by-track liner notes by James Nice.

4CD and 7LP editions are also available featuring 58 tracks and expanded liner notes.

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