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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Another Britpop Compilation On The Way

With the '80s seeming so eight years ago, those in charge of marketing nostalgia to us are now turning their eyes toward the '90s. After all, it's been almost—shudder—20 years since 1990!

The three-disc Commom People: The Britpop Story compilation will be released on June 8 in the U.K. You may recall the rather comprehensive and chronological four-disc set Rhino put out here in the States in late 2007, The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millenium.

Common People contains many of the same classics collected on The Brit Box: Elastica "Stutter," Gay Dad "Oh Jim," Pulp "Common People," Saint Etienne "You're In A Bad Way," These Animal Men "Speeed King," etc.

But also included are Dubstar's "Stars," Menswear's "Daydreamer" and Stone Roses' "Love Spreads." Common People will also boast sleevenotes written by Saint Etienne's Bob Stanley!

Notably absent are any songs by Oasis and Blur, however, the two biggest bands to come out of the Britpop era.

Below is the full Common People: The Britpop Story tracklisting. "Word has it" the collection will get a U.S. release later this year.

The Auteurs, "Lenny Valentino"
Elastica, "Stutter"
Gene, "Be My Light, Be My Guide"
The Stone Roses, "Love Spreads"
James, "Laid"
Dodgy, "Staying Out For The Summer"
Saint Etienne, "You're In A Bad Way"
Dubstar, "Stars"
Blake Grape, "In The Name Of The Father"
Duffy, "London Girls"
Marion, "Sleep"
These Animal Men, "Speeed King"
S*M*A*S*H, "Shame"
Cast, "Alright"
Bluetones, "Slight Return"
Perfume, "Lover"
The Boo Radleys, "Wake Up Boo!"
Menswear, "Daydreamer"

Pulp, "Common People"
Supergrass, "Alright"
Sleeper, "Inbetweener"
Echobell, "Great Things"
Powder, "Afrodisiac"
Northern Uproar, "Rollercoaster"
Paul Weller, "Thechangingman"
The Divine Comedy, "Something For The Weekend"
Babybird, "You're Gorgeous"
My Life Story, "12 Reasons Why"
Denim, "It Fell Off The Back Of A Van"
Kula Shaker, "Tattva"
Mansun, "Wide Open Space"
Salad, "Drink The Elixir"
Placebo, "Nancy Boy"
Longpigs, "She Said"
Ocean Colour Scene, "The Riverboat Song"
Shed Seven, "Chasing Rainbows"

Super Furry Animals, "God! Show Me Magic"
Suede, "Trash"
Kenickie, "In Your Car"
Theaudience, "A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed"
Catatonia, "Mulder And Scully"
Space, "Female Of The Species"
Embrace, "All You Good Good People"
Gomez, "Whippin' Piccadilly"
Geneva, "Into The Blue"
Rialto, "Monday Morning 5:19"
The Seahorses, "Love Is The Law"
Hurricane #1, "Step Into My World"
Monaco, "What Do You Want From Me"
Spearmint, "Sweeping The Nation"
Lodger, "Always Round Here"
Earl Brutus, "SAS And The Glam That Goes With It"
Stereophonics, "The Bartender And The Thief"
Gay Dad, "Oh Jim"

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  • At 1:27 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    Pretty solid set list- I forgot about the slutty brilliance of You're Gorgeous.

    And the inclusion of Sophie Ellis Bextor is amusing (via theaudience)

  • At 4:22 PM, Blogger Paul said…

    god i was such a whore for brit pop in the 90s. amazing that i remained the pop slut i am to this day!

  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…

    I had no idea that Sophie was involved with theaudience. I need to hear the song now, unless its crap. (XOs comment about it being amusing).

  • At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    omg theaudiance! Definately not crap.
    If anyone likes Sophie, they should check out Theaudience, even if it's just to have a look at her origins. Such good taste to have it on there!


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