Friday, December 10, 2021

VA - Silhouettes & Statues, A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 [2017] (5 x CD's)

 

A GOTHIC REVOLUTION

VA - Silhouettes & Statues, A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 [2017] (5 x CD's)

An extensive five CD set exploring the evolution of the goth movement, from the glacial post-punk of the late 1970's through positive punk and into the Batcave era, dark electronica and beyond. Features over 80 classics, rarities, album tracks and hidden gems from The Cure, Joy Division, Sisters Of Mercy, PiL, The Birthday Party, Adam And The Ants, The Mission, Southern Death Cult, Fields Of The Nephilim, All About Eve, Alien Sex Fiend, Bauhaus, Ausgang, Nico and many more. This A5 book format box contains many artists' own sleevenotes, previously unseen photographs and essay from Natasha Scharf (The Art Of Gothic, Worldwide Gothic, Prog, Metal Hammer). Curated and designed by the people who brought you Scared To Get Happy, Still In A Dream, Close To The Noise Floor and many more excellent and extensive box sets.

This has clearly been a labour of love and for anyone who enjoyed their time in the Goth scene, it's a great compilation. Filled with both the familiar and to my ears, some previously unheard material. This is definitely not a greatest hits show and all the better for it in my opinion. Blows open the concept of "Goth." A great collection of diverse artists. (Amazon)

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Track lists


CD1

01 Joy Division Shadowplay 3:53

02 Birthday Party Release the Bats 2:31

03 Rema-Rema Rema-Rema 4:26

04 Paranoia Shattered Glass 3:04

05 Section 25 Charnel Ground 3:49

06 Sisters of Mercy Floorshow 3:39

07 Clock DVA The Female Mirror 4:58

08 UK Decay The Black Cat 2:26

09 Alien Sex Fiend Dead and Re-Buried 6:00

10 Love and Rockets Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven 6:37

11 Associates Q Quarters 4:56

12 In Excelsis Carnival of the Gullible 3:49

13 Nevilluxury Feels Like Dancing Wartime 2:44

14 Flesh for Lulu Vaguely Human 3:24

15 March Violets Crow Baby 4:02

16 All About Eve D for Desire 4:13

17 Folk Devils Beautiful Monster 4:38


CD2

01 Public Image Ltd. Flowers of Romance 2:52

02 Danielle Dax Bed Caves 3:12

03 Southern Death Cult Moya 4:40

04 1919 Caged 2:29

05 Cure The Hanging Garden 4:33

06 S-Haters Solitary Habit 4:10

07 Dead Can Dance The Arcane 3:47

08 Years On Earth Saving Face 2:53

09 In the Nursery Breach Birth 6:27

10 Play Dead The Tenant 5:38

11 Part 1 Ghost 4:26

12 13th Chime Cuts of Love 5:09

13 Tempest Ice Cold In 3:18

14 Screaming Dead Night Creatures 4:00

15 Bushido Among the Ruins 5:50

16 Portion Control Fiends 3:25

17 Actifed Creation 3:08


CD3

01 Adam and the Ants Tabletalk 5:34

02 Balaam and the Angel The Darklands 3:35

03 Legendary Pink Dots Love Puppets 6:57

04 Artery Into the Garden 4:51

05 Salvation Girlsoul 4:46

06 Chameleons In Shreds 4:00

07 Schleimer K Fugitive Kind 4:15

08 Bolshoi By the River 5:42

09 Gene Loves Jezebel Screaming (For Emmalene) 3:00

10 Lowlife Gallery of Shame 5:18

11 And Also the Trees Out of the Moving Life of Circles 3:58

12 Siiiii Is Still 4:23

13 Tabathas Nightmare Heroin (Live at the Batcave) 3:34

14 Brigandage Angel of Vengeance 5:36

15 Penetration Stone Heroes 3:13

16 Rose of Avalanche LA Rain 7:31


CD4

01 Furyo Legacy 3:58

02 Mission Stay with Me 4:06

03 Nico Saeta 3:50

04 In Camera Fragments of Fear 4:24

05 Dance Chapter Anonymity 4:51

06 Ausgang Sink Into You 2:48

07 Cocteau Twins In Our Angelhood 2:59

08 Sunglasses After Dark Morbid Silence 4:03

09 Fields of the Nephilim Trees Come Down 6:31

10 Anorexic Dread Tracey's Burning 9:35

11 Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Take It All 2:54

12 Tones On Tail Burning Skies 6:26

13 Blood and Roses Spit Upon Your Grave 4:14

14 Threat High Cost of Living 4:17

15 I'm Dead Storm Pause 2:53

16 Zero Le Creche Last Year's Wife 3:53


CD5

01 Bauhaus Stigmata Martyr 3:44

02 Wake Patrol 3:33

03 Specimen Returning from a Journey 4:08

04 Theatre of Hate Original Sin 3:32

05 Attrition Birthrite 3:04

06 Sad Lovers and Giants Things We Never Did 4:07

07 Damned Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde 4:32

08 Gloria Mundi The Hill 5:27

09 Dali's Car His Box 4:43

10 Inca Babies The Diseased Stranger's Waltz 5:29

11 Death Cult Ghost Dance 3:57

12 Modern Eon Euthenics 3:08

13 Ritual Mind Disease 2:49

14 Skeletal Family She Cries Alone 5:17

15 Bone Orchard Jack 3:46

16 Hula Ghost Rattle 3:56

17 Rubella Ballet Twister 8:53

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4 comments:

  1. So many powerful songs here.

    Thank you BB.

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    1. Hi StoneRose,
      Thank you for commenting on this excellent compilation.

      Cheers.

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  2. Thank you so much for uploading this. I have been wanting to buy it for years, but it is always sold out. I agree this is a labor of love. Plenty of new artists to explore.

    Keep up the excellent work on the site. It is much appreciated. Happy holidays.

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    1. Thanks Simon,
      Enjoy the music and Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.

      Cheers.

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