A 60th birthday celebration spanning 60 tracks over 40 years. Triple CD clamshell boxset with 24 page booklet. It's unusual to write sales notes in first person, but this is no ordinary compilation. Very Terry Edwards is a birthday present to myself as much as anything else. When the earliest recording here was made the 18-year old me couldn't comprehend being 60, yet here I am presenting a triple album containing 60 titles recorded between 1979 and 2020, through thick and thin. And yes - that is me on a camel, in a suit, by the Egyptian pyramids on the front. No digital trickery. You'd expect an overview of my career to have some odd bedfellows and more than it's share of quirks and foibles, but it's been compiled to flow musically rather than have a chronological narrative. I immediately break my own rules by starting with The Higsons' earliest release and debut single, but redeem myself by following up with the most recent recordings - two ballads recorded with Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Holy Holy) in February 2020. There is more method than madness - groups of songs which follow a theme or genre are found together regardless of when they're from. Robyn Hitchcock, Eric 'Drew' Feldman, Big Joan and Spleen are pooled, representing Beefheart & Bristol; the Space-Age section boasts Jimi Tenor, Mike Garson and Kimberley Rew; whereas classical cuts by Havering Youth Orchestra and a duet with Seamus Beaghen rub shoulders, nicely distanced from ska/reggae tunes by Rhoda Dakar, Lee Thompson's Ska Orchestra and other sundry members of Madness - plus there's a section on CD3 which is forever punk/post-punk featuring The Nightingales w/Vic Goddard, Serious Drinking, Snuff, Glen Matlock and Gallon Drunk. Several tracks are previously unreleased, notably the two BBC sessions. Sure, there are many turns not featured here and I've chosen my favourite tracks above more famous ones in many cases but the whole is, ultimately, Very Terry Edwards. If you miss things I'm on by the likes of Siouxsie, Julian Cope, Madness, Tindersticks, Hot Chip and PJ Harvey (though there's a cracking cover of Medicinals on CD2) I'm sure you can find them quite easily elsewhere. You never know - I might try it again in 5, 10, 15 years' time... Terry Edwards - Summer 2020.
A 60th birthday celebration spanning 60 tracks over 40 years. Triple CD clamshell boxset with 24 page booklet. It's unusual to write sales notes in first person, but this is no ordinary compilation. Very Terry Edwards is a birthday present to myself as much as anything else. When the earliest recording here was made the 18-year old me couldn't comprehend being 60, yet here I am presenting a triple album containing 60 titles recorded between 1979 and 2020, through thick and thin. And yes - that is me on a camel, in a suit, by the Egyptian pyramids on the front. No digital trickery. You'd expect an overview of my career to have some odd bedfellows and more than it's share of quirks and foibles, but it's been compiled to flow musically rather than have a chronological narrative. I immediately break my own rules by starting with The Higsons' earliest release and debut single, but redeem myself by following up with the most recent recordings - two ballads recorded with Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Holy Holy) in February 2020. There is more method than madness - groups of songs which follow a theme or genre are found together regardless of when they're from. Robyn Hitchcock, Eric 'Drew' Feldman, Big Joan and Spleen are pooled, representing Beefheart & Bristol; the Space-Age section boasts Jimi Tenor, Mike Garson and Kimberley Rew; whereas classical cuts by Havering Youth Orchestra and a duet with Seamus Beaghen rub shoulders, nicely distanced from ska/reggae tunes by Rhoda Dakar, Lee Thompson's Ska Orchestra and other sundry members of Madness - plus there's a section on CD3 which is forever punk/post-punk featuring The Nightingales w/Vic Goddard, Serious Drinking, Snuff, Glen Matlock and Gallon Drunk. Several tracks are previously unreleased, notably the two BBC sessions. Sure, there are many turns not featured here and I've chosen my favourite tracks above more famous ones in many cases but the whole is, ultimately, Very Terry Edwards. If you miss things I'm on by the likes of Siouxsie, Julian Cope, Madness, Tindersticks, Hot Chip and PJ Harvey (though there's a cracking cover of Medicinals on CD2) I'm sure you can find them quite easily elsewhere. You never know - I might try it again in 5, 10, 15 years' time... Terry Edwards - Summer 2020.
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Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 09/11/2020
UPC: 5060143301100

Very Terry Edwards / Various (Uk)
Artist: Very Terry Edwards / Various
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1. THE HIGSONS - We Will Never Grow Old
2. THE HIGSONS - I Don't Want To Live With Monkeys
3. THE HIGSONS - Touchdown
4. THE HIGSONS - Lying On The Telephone
5. TERRY EDWARDS ; PAUL CUDDEFORD - Johnsburg, Illinois
6. TERRY EDWARDS ; PAUL CUDDEFORD - My Funny Valentine
7. ERIKA STUCKY - Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me
8. THE WOLFHOUNDS - My Legendary Childhood
9. ROBYN HITCHCOCK - There Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evening Stage 1
10. KNIFE ; FORK - Dream Sweet 1
11. BIG JOAN - The Suckers Bug (Sucker To Shreds) 1
12. SPLEEN - Vulpine 1
13. NEW YORK NEW YORK - Roger Wilson Said 1
14. TERRY EDWARDS - Everything Is Alright When You're Down 1
15. STUART A. STAPLES - Say Something Now 1
16. BUTTERFIELD 8 - Oakapple Tango 1
17. TERRY EDWARDS - Dipped In Tea 1
18. JIMI TENOR - Black Hole 1
19. MIKE GARSON - Starman 2
20. KIMBERLEY REW - My Work Here Is Done I Must Return To My Planet. 2
21. TERRY EDWARDS ; THE SCAPEGOATS - Boots Off!! 2
22. TERRY EDWARDS ; THE SCAPEGOATS - Pedestrian 2
23. BUTTERFIELD 8 - Watermelon Man 2
24. TERRY EDWARDS - Friday I'm In Love 2
25. TERRY EDWARDS ; NEIL FRASER (Rec for 6Music, 2015) - Harlem Nocturne 2
26. TERRY EDWARDS ; NEIL FRASER (Rec for 6Music, 2015) - Blind Love 2
27. TERRY EDWARDS ; NEIL FRASER (Rec for 6Music, 2015) - Fear Is A Man's Best Friend 2
28. TERRY EDWARDS ; NEIL FRASER (Rec for 6Music, 2015) - Gardening Leave 2
29. LISA RONSON - Shakin' All Over 3
30. FRANZ FERDINAND - Feel The Love Go 3
31. 18 WHEELER - Stay 3
32. TERRY EDWARDS ; DAVID COULTER - The Knife 3
33. THE FINNMARK FOUR - Medicinals 3
34. TERRY EDWARDS - I'll Go Crazy 3
35. DEPARTMENT S - Somewhere Between Heaven And Tesco's 3
36. NITWOOD - Carburettor 3
37. TERRY EDWARDS - Inspired By I.P.C.R.E.S.S 3
38. TERRY EDWARDS - Maybe It's Because I'm A Londoner 3
39. TERRY EDWARDS and SEAMUS BEAGHEN - A Musical Offering You Can't Refuse 4
40. THE HAVERING YOUTH ORCHESTRA - Finlandia.. 4
41. NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE (Rec for 6Music 2017) - Voodoo Child 42 4
42. NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE (Rec for 6Music 2017) - Double Trouble 43 4
43. NEAR JAZZ EXPERIENCE (Rec for 6Music 2017) - Limbo Jazz 4
44. THE LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA - Ali Baba 4
45. RHODA DAKAR - Comfort Zone 4
46. TERRY EDWARDS' SKA ALLSTARS - Totally Wired 4
47. THE NIGHTINGALES with VIC GODDARD - Commercial Suicide Man 4
48. SERIOUS DRINKING - Don't You Want Me 4
49. SNUFF - Chocs Away 50 5
50. SNUFF - Dirty Old Legend 5
51. GLEN MATLOCK ; THE PHILISTINES - The Swanker 5
52. GALLON DRUNK - The Rotten Mile 5
53. TERRY EDWARDS ; THE SCAPEGOATS - Margaret Thatcher We Still Hate You 5
54. TERRY EDWARDS ; THE SCAPEGOATS - You'll See Glimpses 5
55. THE BLOCKHEADS - Inbetweenies 5
56. LUSH - Burnham Beeches 5
57. GALLON DRUNK - The Shadow Of Your Smile (inst) 5
58. TERRY EDWARDS - Half Nelson 5
59. DARREN HAYMAN ; THE SECONDARY MODERN - Art ; Design 6
60. SLICK SIXTY - Margo's B;B

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A 60th birthday celebration spanning 60 tracks over 40 years. Triple CD clamshell boxset with 24 page booklet. It's unusual to write sales notes in first person, but this is no ordinary compilation. Very Terry Edwards is a birthday present to myself as much as anything else. When the earliest recording here was made the 18-year old me couldn't comprehend being 60, yet here I am presenting a triple album containing 60 titles recorded between 1979 and 2020, through thick and thin. And yes - that is me on a camel, in a suit, by the Egyptian pyramids on the front. No digital trickery. You'd expect an overview of my career to have some odd bedfellows and more than it's share of quirks and foibles, but it's been compiled to flow musically rather than have a chronological narrative. I immediately break my own rules by starting with The Higsons' earliest release and debut single, but redeem myself by following up with the most recent recordings - two ballads recorded with Paul Cuddeford (Ian Hunter, Holy Holy) in February 2020. There is more method than madness - groups of songs which follow a theme or genre are found together regardless of when they're from. Robyn Hitchcock, Eric 'Drew' Feldman, Big Joan and Spleen are pooled, representing Beefheart & Bristol; the Space-Age section boasts Jimi Tenor, Mike Garson and Kimberley Rew; whereas classical cuts by Havering Youth Orchestra and a duet with Seamus Beaghen rub shoulders, nicely distanced from ska/reggae tunes by Rhoda Dakar, Lee Thompson's Ska Orchestra and other sundry members of Madness - plus there's a section on CD3 which is forever punk/post-punk featuring The Nightingales w/Vic Goddard, Serious Drinking, Snuff, Glen Matlock and Gallon Drunk. Several tracks are previously unreleased, notably the two BBC sessions. Sure, there are many turns not featured here and I've chosen my favourite tracks above more famous ones in many cases but the whole is, ultimately, Very Terry Edwards. If you miss things I'm on by the likes of Siouxsie, Julian Cope, Madness, Tindersticks, Hot Chip and PJ Harvey (though there's a cracking cover of Medicinals on CD2) I'm sure you can find them quite easily elsewhere. You never know - I might try it again in 5, 10, 15 years' time... Terry Edwards - Summer 2020.