Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Rhino Releases The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millenium

You can always rely on Rhino Records for excellent Box Sets (A Life less Lived: The Goth Box, Highway: 30 Years of America). Their latest release is The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millenium, the first that chronicles the deacade from 1995-1995.

Britpop was in many ways a reincarnation of the British Invasion of the 60’s and early 70’s, when the Beatles and then the Stones, Kinks and the Small faces took the world by storm. Britpop was also a direct response to the predominance of Grunge. Damon Albarn (Blur) once said, “If punk was about getting rid of hippies, then I'm getting rid of grunge."

This boxset has four cd’s and 78 tracks as follows:

CD 1: Covers 1984-1990, including the Smiths, The Stone Roses the Jesus and Mary Chain plus Primal Scream and the Happy Mondays

CD 2: 1990-1993. Focusses on the ntrospective ‘shoegazers’, including Ride, My Bloody Valentine and the Telescopes.

CD2: The peak of Britpop, 1994-5, includes Suede, Oasis, Blur, Pulp.

CD4: Latecomers Ash, Super Furry Animals, Mansun.

If your new to this music this is a brilliant way to start, there is also an 80 page booklet that documents this period is British music.


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