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Intended to capture their explosive and hugely popular live set in the studio, “A Different Compilation” sees Buzzcocks, led as ever by Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle, re-visit 24 of their best loved songs, bringing a new energy to those familiar tunes.

Performed with all of the energy and pace of a live show, and captured in a raw and uncompromising state, ‘A Different Compilation’ sits as a perfect companion to the original recordings, and was a huge hit among fans on its original release. All of these songs in their original studio versions. It was a brave thing for Buzzcocks to revisit these old songs and give them a new coat of polish, but it works nicely. Pete Shelley mentioned that many of the earlier recordings sounded like demos, and he is right to an extent. However, the original recordings sounded crisper and less ‘muddy’. Some of the songs have a new slant, others are faithfully reproduced, but all in all this makes for a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience. It’s refreshing to hear these newer live versions. Production is more grungy and heavier sounding. Apart from that they have not attempted to embellish them which is good. Noticeable tracks are Boredom sung by Shelley and Love is Lies which is more electric than the original acoustic version. 

Now available on vinyl for the first time, and spread across two glorious pink LPs, this is the perfect opportunity to revisit some old friends and see how well they’ve grown!

  • ALL THE HITS AND CLASSICS, RE-RECORDED FOR THE NEW MILLENNIUM
  • INCLUDES ‘EVER FALLEN IN LOVE’, ‘ORGASM ADDICT’, ‘WHAT DO I GET’, ‘HARMONY IN MY HEAD’ AND COUNTLESS OTHER ANTHEMS FROM THE BAND’S EXTENSIVE BACK CATALOGUE.
  • ORIGINALLY ISSUED IN 2011.
  • NEVER BEFORE ON VINYL.