VARIOUS ARTISTS – ” Gary Crowleys Punk & New Wave ” Vol 2

Posted: March 23, 2023 in MUSIC

Gary Crowley and his mate Jim Lahat have been at it again, compiling a new 77-track ‘Punk & New Wave’ collection (Vol. 2). with Signed 4CD sets and signed 6LP vinyl boxes available.

Gary Crowley returns to curate a second volume of “Punk & New Wave“, his well-received 2017 various artists collection.

Co-compiled with Jim Lahat, the pair have once again mined their respective record collections for more gems from the likes of big names such as The Clash, Ramones, The Jam, The Cure and The Slits and lesser known bands such as Limit, Gary Valentine, The Wardens, Basement 5 and The Limps. Many of these incredibly rare tracks appearing here for the very first time on CD. 

These songs are collected together in a 4CD media book (limited Amazon-exclusive signed edition available) and a massive 6LP lift-off-lid box set (all of these include a signed print). Both of of these formats contain 77 tracks and come with a 32-page booklet, including extensive and track-by- track sleevenotes by Crowley and Lahat alongside anecdotes from the likes of Viv Albertine (The Slits), Damian O’Neill (The Undertones), Glen Matlock, Gary Valentine, Mike Sweeney (Salford Jets) and more. A 28-track 2LP vinyl package is also available. The audio has been newly mastered by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering.

This mega 77 track collection features tracks from the likes of The Clash, The Slits, The Stranglers, Rich Kids, The Jam, Magazine, Mo-Dettes among many as well as lesser known nuggets from the likes of The Limps, Moving England, The Wardens, The Nervebreakers, Gary Valentine and The Limit and many many more, some of which are appearing here for the very first time on CD. coming with accompanying booklets which include an introduction and track-by-track notes from myself and Jim plus there’s band anecdotes from the likes of Viv Albertine, Damian O’Neill, Glen Matlock, Paul Cook, Dennis Morris, Ramona Wilkins- Cartier, Rick Buckler, Mike Sweeney, Brett “Buddy” Ascott, Debsey Wykes and more. Completing the package is a selection of fascinating photos and memorabilia depicting this period of UK music culture.

Gary Crowley’s “Punk and New Wave Vol. 2” is released on 26 May 2023 via Edsel/Demon Records.

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