Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red Records 1982-1983) - Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red Records 1982-1983) | RECORD STORE DAY

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1. Five Or Six: Portrait
2. The Monochrome Set: Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
3. Thomas Leer: All About You
4. Tracey Thorn: Plain Sailing
5. Ben Watt: Some Things Don't Matter
6. Kevin Coyne: Love In Your Heart
7. Piero Milesi: Modi 2 (Extract)
8. Joe Crow: Compulsion
9. Marine Girls: Lazy Ways
10. Felt: My Face Is On Fire
11. Eyeless In Gaza: No Noise
12. The Passage: Xoyo
13. Everything But The Girl: On My Mind
14. Attila The Stockbroker: A Bang And A Wimpy
15. The Misunderstood: I Unseen
16. The Nightingales: Don't Blink
17. Quentin Crisp: Stop The Music For A Minute
18. Five Or Six: Another Reason
19. Dead Kennedys: Too Drunk To Fuck
20. Medium Medium: Hungry So Angry
21. Soul: Tribes
22. Alan Burnham: Music To Save The World By 23 Thomas Leer: Letter From America
23. Second Layer: Fixation
24. Kevin Harrison: All Night Long
25. A Tent: No Way Of Knowing
26. Marine Girls: A Place In The Sun
27. Jane: It's A Fine Day
28. Kevin Hewick: Feathering The Nest
29. Fantastic Something: If She Doesn't Smile (It'll Rain)
30. Eyeless In Gaza: New Risen
31. The Monochrome Set: The Jet Set Junta
32. Morgan Fisher: Un Homme Et Une Femme
33. Felt: Penelope Tree
34. Maurice Deebank: The Watery Song
35. Grab Grab The Haddock: I'm Used Now
36. Swallow Tongue: Animation
37. The Nightingales: Paraffin Brain
38. The Reflections: 4 Countries
39. The Passage: Sharp Tongue
40. Red Box: Chenko
41. Creation Rebel: Love I Can Feel
42. Bodhi Beat Poets: Wake Up Unemployed
43. Martyn Bates: Cut Like Sunset
44. Jane And Barton: I Want To Be With You
45. Swallow Tongue: Hitch Up Honey
46. Patrick Macnee And Honor Blackman: Kinky Boots
47. The John Barry Seven And Orchestra: The Lolly Theme
48. No Artist: The Compassion And Humanity Of Margaret Thatcher (Extracts From...)
49. Thomas Leer: On The Wire
50. Five Or Six: Black Balloons Drop
51. Jane: Don't Say It
52. The Monochrome Set: I'll Scry Instead (Demo)
53. The Monochrome Set: Ten Don'ts For Honeymooners (Live In Oslo)
54. The Monochrome Set: Cast A Long Shadow (Live In Oslo)
55. The Passage: Man Of War
56. The Passage: Love Is As Is
57. The Passage: Empty Words
58. The Passage: Horseplay
59. Attila The Stockbroker: Death In Bromley
60. Attila The Stockbroker: A Bang And A Wimpy
61. Attila The Stockbroker: The Night I Slept With Seething Wells
62. Kevin Coyne: Tell The Truth
63. Kevin Coyne: Liberation
64. Kevin Coyne: You Won't Like It
65. Kevin Coyne: I Talk To Myself
66. The Nightingales: Joking Apart
67. The Nightingales: It Lives Again!
68. The Nightingales: Ok Corale / The Crunch
69. Attila The Stockbroker: England Are Back / Holiday In Albania
70. Attila The Stockbroker: Sawdust And Empire

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The Classic 1982 Compilation Expanded To Celebrate It's 40th Anniversary. Featuring 'Pillows And Prayers' Vols 1 And 2, Selected Singles, Album Cuts And Rarities, Live Tracks And A Selection Of Contemporary Peel Session Recordings. Including 17 Previously Unreleased Tracks! With Extensive Sleevenotes Courtesy Of Will Hodgkinson (The Times/Mojo), The Artists, Mike Alway And Iain McNay. Originally conceived as a label sampler by A&R man Mike Alway, 'Pillows And Prayers' quickly became both an iconic compilation and a must-have artefact of early 80s Thatcherite Britain. Famously retailing at "No more than 99p", the album provided an accessible gateway to both the Cherry Red label and the independent scene. Over 100,000 people took up the offer, found a pound and became a part of something that resonated perfectly with it's own time and place. Four decades later, to celebrate it's 40th Anniversary, this extensive companion to that original release features the Japan-only 1984 'Pillows & Prayers Volume II', selected singles and album tracks, live recordings, demos sourced from the artists' own archives and the best of the Peel sessions recorded by Cherry Red artists at that time, this time capsule package both celebrates and revels in the eclectic, inclusive and downright unpredictable attitude of the label. From the hesitant lo-fi of Marine Girls, through the ranting verse of Attila The Stockbroker and the ethereal pop of Felt to The Passage's state-of-the-art synth pop and the brutalist avant-noise of Eyeless In Gaza, 'Pillows And Prayers' remains a fascinatingly eclectic brew, and something of a membership card to that world, standing alongside the NME's 'C86' cassette as an 80s indie time capsule which remains relevant and in demand today. Presented here in a deluxe hardbacked book format, and including no fewer than 17 previously unheard recordings, this edition of 'Pillows And Prayers' arrives complete with insight from the men who made it happen - Iain McNay and Mike Alway - the artists and The Times' Will Hodgkinson. All of which makes for a must have review to a time and place when the aftershocks of punk were still being felt, "indie" wasn't yet a genre and a pound could buy you entrance to a whole new way of thinking.