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Big Gold Dreams: A Story of Scottish Independent Music 1977-1989

Cherry Red

Released: 22nd February 2019

BIG GOLD DREAMS documents the vibrant independent music scene to emerge in Scotland across the late 70s and 80s. Initially ignited by punk, labels sprang up in Glasgow, Edinburgh and elsewhere to give a voice to the explosion of new acts across the country.

Named after Fire Engines’ memorable single and Grant McPhee’s recent TV and DVD documentary, BIG GOLD DREAMS includes many of the Scottish music scene’s most important names as well as countless obscurities.

Includes landmark tracks by The Rezillos, Simple Minds, Altered Images, Skids, The Pastels, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Bluebells, Cocteau Twins, Aztec Camera, The Soup Dragons, The Associates, Scars, Strawberry Switchblade, Josef K, BMX Bandits, Edwyn Collins and The Vaselines, through to Stretchheads and Dog Faced Hermans

Boasts lengthy essays and band histories by Grant McPhee, Neil Cooper and Tim Barr, within a lavishly illustrated 70-page booklet. Numerous tracks here for the first time on CD, alongside a string of impressive debut 45s (e.g. Fini Tribe, Momus, The Wake, Win), and hard-to-find-tracks by Memphis, The Fakes and The Clouds