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.