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Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations) Steven Wilson Presents Intrigue: Progressive Sounds in UK Alternative Music 1979-89 album cover
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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2023

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1
1. I Should Have Known Better - Wire
2. A Better Home in the Phantom Zone - Bill Nelson's Red Noise
3. Back to Nature - Magazine
4. Complicated Game (Steven Wilson 2014 mix) - XTC
5. Careering - Public Image Limited
6. The Raven - The Stranglers
7. Puppet Life - Punishment of Luxury
8. Astradyne (Steven Wilson stereo mix) - Ultravox
9. Contract - Gang of Four
10. I Travel (extended version) - Simple Minds
11. Sketch for Summer - The Durutti Column
12. Health and Efficiency - This Heat
13. Burning Car - John Foxx
14. Cognitive Dissonance (Steven Wilson 2022 mix) - Robert Fripp and The League of Gentlemen
15. Fatal Day - In Camera

CD 2
1. I Can't Escape Myself - The Sound
2. The Eternal - Joy Division
3. Big Empty Field - Swell Maps
4. Enemies - Art Nouveau
5. The Joy Circuit - Gary Numan
6. The Gospel Comes to New Guinea - 23 Skidoo
7. All My Colours - Echo and the Bunnymen
8. Ghost Town (extended version) - The Specials
9. They All Run After the Carving Knife - New Musik
10. The Him - New Order
11. White Car in Germany (single edit) - The Associates
12. Hit - Section 25
13. Sealand - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
14. Talking Drum - Japan
15. Faith - The Cure

CD 3
1. Three Dancers (Steven Wilson 2021 mix) - Twelfth Night
2. Airwaves - Thomas Dolby
3. Are You Ready? - Crispy Ambulance
4. The Outsider - Rupert Hine
5. Knife Slits Water - A Certain Ratio
6. Memories Fade - Tears for Fears
7. Patient - Peter Hammill
8. Donimo - Cocteau Twins
9. In a Waiting Room - Mr. and Mrs. Smith and Mr. Drake
10. Close (to the Edit) - The Art of Noise
11. Dalis Car - Dalis Car
12. Rawhide - Scott Walker
13. Brilliant Trees - David Sylvian
14. Dream Within a Dream - Propaganda

CD 4
1. Waking the Witch - Kate Bush
2. Ivy and Neet - This Mortal Coil
3. Beehead (7" version) - Perennial Divide
4. This Corrosion - The Sisters of Mercy
5. Ascension - O Yuki Conjugate
6. No Motion - Dif Juz
7. Gutter Busting - SLAB!
8. Murderers, the Hope of Women - Momus
9. The Host of Seraphim - Dead Can Dance
10. R.E.S. - Cardiacs
11. Good Morning Beautiful - The The
12. Omega Amigo - The Shamen
13. Night Sky, Sweet Earth - No-Man
14. The 3rd Time We Opened the Capsule - Kitchens of Distinction

Line-up / Musicians

V/A - see the track listing

Releases information

"This is my personally-curated attempt to redress the balance, and to perhaps introduce any '80s-sceptics out there to the idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn't suddenly evaporate after '77... ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the '80s -if you looked in the right places." - Steven Wilson.
The collection explores the creativity, experimentation and progressive spirit of alternative British music from 1979-1989. Artists include Wire, XTC, The Stranglers, Ultravox, The Durutti Column, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Tears For Fears, and many more. Includes book with an introduction by Steven Wilson, and extensive track-by-track liner notes by James Nice.

Mastered by Phil Kinrade at AIR Mastering

Label: Caroline International
Formats: Vinyl, CD, Digital
February 10, 2023

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5 stars Why do we need this collection of post-70s UK prog and art rock tunes? Didn't the 80s suck for prog?? You won't find any Genesis, Yes, or Asia in this collection but you will find solid proof that even after the seeming collapse of the progressive musical empire of the 70s- brought on by the ri ... (read more)

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