Radio Stars - Thinking Inside The Box

Radio Stars ‎– Thinking Inside The Box

Original Release Date

2017

Release Information

UK 4xCD 2017 (Anagram - CDPUNKBOX162)

Disc 1 - Songs For Swinging Lovers
1 Good Personality 2:57
2 Is It Really Necessary 2:58
3 The Beast Of Barnsley 2:40
4 Nervous Wreck 2:12
5 Nothing Happened Today 0:45
6 Eric 2:07
7 Don't Waste My Time 2:40
8 Arthur Is Dead Boring (Let's Rot) 1:49
9 Macaroni 'N' Mice 2:40
10 Nice Girls 3:35
11 Talking 'Bout You 1:59
12 Buy Chiswick Records 1:50

Disc 2 - The Holiday Album
1 Radio Stars 1:17
2 Boy Meets Girl 3:07
3 Baffin Island 4:11
4 (I've Got Dem Old) Sex In Chains Blues (Again Mama) Part I 2:27
5 Sitting In The Rain 3:13
6 The Real Me 3:17
7 Accountancy Blues 1:45
8 Rock'n'Roll For The Time Being 3:16
9 Norwegian Wood 2:98
10 Get On A Plane 3:32
11 I'm Down 2:45
12 No Russians In Russia 3:18
13 It's All Over 5:21
14 Goodnight 1:03

Disc 3 - Singles & Rarities
1 Dirty Pictures 2:51
2 Sail Away 2:40
3 No Russians In Russia 2:52
4 Box 29 2:38
5 Johnny Mekon 3:28
6 Sorry I'm Tied Up 3:53
7 Dear Prudence 4:06
8 Horrible Breath 2:21
9 From A Rabbit 2:57
10 The Beast No.2 2:47
11 Radio Stars 2:31
12 The Real Me 3:08
13 Accountancy Blues 4:09
14 Throwaway 3:29
15 It's All Over (Edit) 3:44
16 My Mother Said 2:31
17 Two Minutes Mr. Smith 4:14
18 I Got The Buzz 3:04
19 The Ghost Of Desperate Dan 3:23
20 This Is Your Next Life 1:00
21 Somewhere There's A Place For Us 3:32
22 The Beast Of Ankara 3:01

Disc 4 - At The BBC!
John Peel 20.5.1977
1 Horrible Breath 2:53
2 Dirty Pictures 2:29
3 Dear Prudence 4:45
4 No Russians In Russia 3:05
John Peel 18.11.1977
5 Good Personality 3:06
6 The Beast Of Barnsley 2:43
7 Don't Waste My Time 2:36
8 Is It Really Necessary 2:56
John Peel 4.10.1978
9 Boy Meets Girl 2:56
10 Radio Stars 2:31
11 Sex In Chains 2:49
12 Sitting In The Rain 3:21
In Concert 11.8.77
13 Don't Waste My Time 3:20
14 No Russians In Russia 3:02
15 Is It Really Necessary 2:57
16 Box 29 2:23
17 Good Personality 3:20
18 Dirty Pictures 2:30
19 Horrible Breath 2:37
20 Johnny Mekon 4:02

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Credits

Disc 1:
Originally released in November 1977 on Chiswick Records (WIK 5)
Produced by Martin Gordon with contributions by Andy Ellison.
Andy Ellison - Lead Vocals
Martin Gordon - Bass/keyboards/vocals
Ian Macleod - Guitars
with Steve Parry/Paul Simon - Drums

Disc 2:
Originally released in September 1978 on Chiswick Records (CWK 3001)
Produced by Martin Gordon assisted by Andy Ellison.
Andy Ellison - Lead Vocals
Martin Gordon - Bass/keyboards/vocals
Ian Macleod - Guitars
with Jamie Crompton - Drums
Plus Paul Jones - harmonica on track 4, Graham Chapman - deliberation on track 4, Chris Gent - sax on tracks 12 and 13

Disc 3:
Tracks 1-2 originally released as a single in April 1977 by Chiswick Records (S9)
Tracks 3-6 originally released as the "Stop It" EP in August 1977 by Chiswick Records (SW 17)
Track 7 originally recorded at the same time as the "Stop It" EP but not included
Track 8 released as the B-side to "Nervous Wreck" in November 1977 by Chiswick Records (NS 23)
Tracks 9-10 originally released as a single in April 1978 by Chiswick Records (NS 36)
Tracks [sic] 11 originally released as a single in September 1978 by Chiswick Records (CHIS 102)
Track 12 originally released as a single in January 1979 by Chiswick Records (CHIS 109)
Track 13 is the full length version of the song, originally the B-side to "Radio Stars" (CHIS 102)
Track 14 originally recorded at the same time as "The Holiday Album" and intended as the B-side to "The Real Me" but not included
Track 15 originally included on "The Holiday Album" but edited for promotional use
Tracks 16-17 originally released as a single in 1982 by Snat Records (ECG 001)
Track 18 originally recorded at the same time as the "Two Minutes Mr. Smith" single but not included
Tracks 19-21 originally featured on the "Somewhere There's A Place For Us" compilation issued in 1992 by Chiswick Records (CDWIKD 107)
Track 22 recorded in 2016 as not released anywhere - ever
Produced by Martin Gordon
Andy Ellison - Lead Vocals
Martin Gordon - Bass/keyboards/vocals
Ian Macleod - Guitars
Drums by Chris Townson (1-2), Paul Simon (3-7), Steve Parry (8-10), Jamie Crompton (11-16), Paul Tully (17-21)
Plus Tommy Willis (guitars on 16-20), Hugh McDowell (cello on 18-19), Lino (keys on 16, 18-20), Ralf Leeman (guitars on 22)

Disc 4:
Andy Ellison - Lead Vocals
Martin Gordon - Bass/vocals
Ian Macleod - Guitars
Drums by Gary Thompson (1-4), Steve Parry (5-8, 13-20) and Jamie Crompton (9-12)

Tracks 1-4 recorded on 17 May 1977 and broadcast on the John Peel Show on 20 May 1977. Produced by Jeff Griffin and engineered by Mike Robinson
Tracks 5-8 recorded on 7 November 1977 and broadcast on the John Peel Show on 18 November 1977. Produced by Tony Wilson and engineered by Dave Dade
Tracks 9-12 recorded on 4 September 1978 and broadcast on the John Peel Show on 4 October 1978. Produced by Tony Wilson and engineered by Dave Dade
Tracks 13-20 recorded at The Paris Theatre, London and broadcast on the In Concert Show on 11 August 1977

A Captain Oi! production for Anagram Records
Liner notes: Dave Thompson
Artwork by Daryl Smith & Viki Vortex
Mastering by James Bragg

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