Nov 24, 2015

Cherry Red Records’ Still in a Dream May Be the Definitive Shoegazer Compilation

The mammoth 5-disc set features all of the usual suspects, plus many lesser known shoegaze acts.
Various, Still in a Dream

The last few years have been very good for fans of swirling guitars, walls of sound, and ephemeral vocals, as numerous members of the shoegaze old guard — My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, Lush — have emerged from decades of silence to record/release new material and hit the road for concerts around the globe. After years of derision and obscurity, shoegaze has returned in a big way, and now Cherry Red Records is set to release what can only be considered a definitive document of the genre.

Titled Still in a Dream - A Story Of Shoegaze, the compilation will feature nearly 90 songs spanning 5 discs (along with liner notes). Artists featured will, of course, include the likes of Slowdive, Catherine Wheel, Ride, Chapterhouse, and Lush (though shockingly, no My Bloody Valentine). A number of lesser known acts will be featured, too, including 14 Iced Bears, Jane From Occupied Europe, Whipping Boy, The Hinnies, and Bailter Space.

Interestingly, Still in a Dream will also include selections from artists like Galaxie 500, Bark Psychosis, and Luna, i.e., artists that, while not usually filed under “shoegaze” (if you want to get pedantic), nevertheless travelled in the same circles and employed a similar aesthetic. The full tracklist is included below:

Disc 1

  1. The Jesus & Mary Chain - “Rollercoaster”
  2. The Cocteau Twins - “Cherry-Coloured Funk”
  3. The House Of Love - “Christine”
  4. A.R. Kane - “Baby Milk Snatcher (12” Version)”
  5. Ultra Vivid Scene - “Mercy Seat (12” Version)”
  6. Spacemen 3 - “Hypnotized”
  7. Loop - “Arc-Lite (Sonar)”
  8. 14 Iced Bears - “Surfacer”
  9. Galaxie 500 - “Tugboat”
  10. The Prayers - “Puppet Clouds”
  11. Kitchens of Distinction - “The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule”
  12. A.C. Marias - “One of Our Girls Has Gone Missing”
  13. The Telescopes - “Precious Little”
  14. Pale Saints - “Sight Of You”
  15. Jane From Occupied Europe - “Ocean Run Dry”
  16. Sonic Boom - “Angel”

Disc 2

  1. Ride - “Drive Blind”
  2. Lush - “De-Luxe”
  3. See See Rider - “Slip So Slow”
  4. Nightblooms - “Crystal Eyes”
  5. The Darkside - “Waiting For The Angels”
  6. Velocity Girl - “I Don’t Care If You Go”
  7. Cranes - “Inescapable”
  8. Chapterhouse - “Falling Down”
  9. Whipping Boy - “Switchblade Smile”
  10. The Boo Radleys - “Kaleidoscope”
  11. Swervedriver - “Rave Down”
  12. Slowdive - “Slowdive”
  13. The Charlottes - “Liar”
  14. Dr. Phibes & The House Of Wax Equations - “Sugarblast”
  15. Bleach - “Decadence”
  16. Catherine Wheel - “She’s My Friend (Wilde Club Version)”
  17. Blow-Up - “Somersault Sunrise”
  18. Bark Psychosis - “All Different Things”

Disc 3

  1. Curve - “Ten Little Girls”
  2. The Dylans - “Godlike”
  3. Th’ Faith Healers - “Gorgeous Blue Flower In My Garden”
  4. The Lilys - “February Fourteenth”
  5. The Honey Smugglers - “Good Afternoon”
  6. Spirea X - “Chlorine Dream”
  7. Moonshake - “Gravity”
  8. Spitfire - “Translucent”
  9. Moose - “Suzanne”
  10. Spiritualized - “Run”
  11. Revolver - “Heaven Sent An Angel”
  12. Lowlife - “June Wilson”
  13. The Ecstasy Of Saint Theresa - “Square Wave”
  14. Black Tambourine - “By Tomorrow”
  15. Whipped Cream - “Explosion”
  16. Smashing Orange - “My Deranged Heart”
  17. The Hinnies - “Gong”
  18. Bang Bang Machine - “Geek Love (Original 12” Version)”

Disc 4

  1. The Sunflowers - “Closer”
  2. Drop - “Mirrored”
  3. The Belltower - “In Hollow”
  4. Sweet Jesus - “Phonefreak Honey”
  5. Adorable - “Sunshine Smile”
  6. Sun Dial - “I Don’t Mind”
  7. Swallow - “Sugar Your Mind”
  8. Drop Nineteens - “Winona”
  9. Flaming Lips - “Talkin’ ‘Bout The Smiling Deathporn Immortality Blues (Everyone Wants To Live Forever)”
  10. Medicine - “Aruca”
  11. Coaltar of the Deepers - “Charming Sister Kiss Me Dead!!”
  12. The Honey Buzzards - “Starhappy”
  13. Loveliescrushing - “Babysbreath”
  14. Majesty Crush - “No. 1 Fan”
  15. The Swirlies - “Park The Car By The Side Of The Road”
  16. Submarine - “Chemical Tester”
  17. Bailter Space - “Shine”
  18. Spectrum - “True Love Will Find You In The End”
  19. Blind Mr. Jones - “Spooky Vibes”

Disc 5

  1. An April March - “Memory”
  2. Flying Saucer Attack - “Soaring High”
  3. Drugstore - “Alive”
  4. Secret Shine - “Loveblind”
  5. Mercury Rev - “Bronx Cheer”
  6. The Curtain Society - “Chelsea”
  7. Seefeel - “Plainsong”
  8. Spindrift - “Surround Sound”
  9. Rollerskate Skinny - “Miss Leader”
  10. Bardo Pond - “Die Easy”
  11. Alison’s Halo - “Dozen”
  12. Swirl - “The Last Unicorn”
  13. Bowery Electric - “Next To Nothing”
  14. Bethany Curve - “Me Voy”
  15. Astrobrite - “Orange Creamsickle”
  16. Luna - “23 Minutes In Brussels”

Still In A Dream - A Story Of Shoegaze will be released on January 29, 2016.


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