23 Track Compilation Double Album.
Originally released in 1986 on C90 Cassette.
Remastered for CD in 2005.
This digital download contains an expanded booklet with extended liner notes and artwork not available on previous versions.
It also contains 2 tracks reinstated from the original 1986 cassette release but not included on the redux 2005 remaster/reissue single CD release.
This collection covers the NZ alternative music scene from the Christchurch perspective, of what we saw in our local venues between 1984 and 1986. This was a time of many Dunedin bands making the trip to play the larger thriving music scene in the garden city with its 3 active music venues (The Gladstone, The Hillsborough, and The Star & Garter), as well as a strong audience that patronised these focal points of music. It was also seen as a viable destination for bands from wellington and Auckland with bands like Children's Hour, Bird Nest Roys and the Spines making regular trips south.
This album was originally released through local record stores and was also picked up for international distribution by Flying Nun who sent 200 copies to America.
Many bands made their debut on this compilation before following up with major releases on other labels.
The Artwork was designed by Dean Inkster and completed by Matthew Campbell.
Failsafe Records appreciates your support by paying for this release. We take the utmost care and effort in collecting restoring and respecting the music we present to you and use all income to continue to operate and bring you further music. your purchase keeps the wheels turning and covers the considerable costs of collecting, transferring, restoring and mastering this music and artwork. Thank you for supporting us and this music.
This version includes the 2 deleted tracks from the original cassette which did not fit on the 1 x 80 min cd version released in 2005. Welcome back Dance Exponents "If only I could die (and love you still)" and Sneaky Feelings "Broken Man"
*******NOTE ***** This album is sold as a collection. Please listen to the previews and if you like what you hear please purchase the album. The previews will also download as part of the package but should be discarded.
released June 5, 2019
all rights reserved