NEW RELEASE: Aztec Camera: The WEA Recordings 1984-1995, 9CD Box Set

NEW RELEASE: Aztec Camera: The WEA Recordings 1984-1995, 9CD Box Set

Led by frontman and master songwriter Roddy Frame, Aztec Camera successfully turned indie- darling status into mainstream success when they signed with WEA in 1984. Taking inspiration from his own record collection, Frame set about recording a series of style-hopping albums, collaborating with his personal wish list of musical inspirations and producing a remarkable run of emotive, honest songs to rival any of his contemporaries. Admired and adored in equal measure, Roddy remains one of Scotland’s most gifted musical treasures.

‘Backwards And Forwards’ showcases the five albums, multiple hit singles and contemporary remixes, live recordings and alternative versions accumulated by Aztec Camera during that period, a time which saw the band tour the world and achieve success wherever songwriting class is recognised and appreciated. Bursting with expertly crafted songs and melodies, and always produced with an accessible sheen, this is the sound of a musical magpie taking every opportunity offered to him, at a time when the music business encouraged genius and applauded eclecticism.

Further details include:

DELUXE BOX SET COMPILING FIVE ALBUMS, SINGLES, B-SIDES, LIVE RECORDINGS, REMIXES, COMPILATION APPEARANCES AND VINYL-ONLY RARITIES. 112 TRACKS SPANNING THE BAND’S ELEVEN YEAR SPELL WITH WEA, INCLUDING MANY NEVER BEFORE ISSUED ON CD.

FEATURING THE HITS ‘SOMEWHERE IN MY HEART’, ‘GOOD MORNING BRITAIN’, ‘DEEP & WIDE & TALL’, ‘ALL I NEED IS EVERYTHING’, AND MORE, ALONGSIDE LIVE RENDITIONS OF THE BAND’S PRE-WEA HIGHLIGHTS.

INCLUDING COLLABORATIONS WITH JOE STRUMMER, EDWYN COLLINS, RYUICHI SAKAMOTO (YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA) AND MARK KNOPFLER.

INCLUDES PROMOTIONAL RELEASE ONLY MATERIAL, THE ENTIRE LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT’S RECORDING AND A VINYL ONLY INTERVIEW WITH AZTEC CAMERA FOUNDER AND MAINSTAY RODDY FRAME.

Track Listing:

 

DISC ONE:

KNIFE

1 Still On Fire

2 Just Like The USA

3 Head Is Happy (Heart’s Insane)

4 The Back Door To Heaven

5 All I Need Is Everything

6 Backwards And Forwards

7 The Birth Of The True Knife

 

BONUS TRACKS

8 All I Need Is Everything (7″ Edit)

9 Jump

10 All I Need Is Everything (Latin Mix)

11 Jump (Loaded Version)

 

DISC TWO:

IN CONCERT, 1984

1 Walk Out To Winter (Live in Glasgow)

2 The Bugle Sounds Again (Live in Glasgow)

3 We Could Send Letters (Live in Glasgow)

4 Backwards And Forwards (Live in Glasgow)

5 Oblivious (Live in Glasgow) 6 All I Need Is Everything (Live in Glasgow)

7 The Boy Wonders (Live in Glasgow)

8 Mattress Of Wire (Live in London)

9 The Bugle Sounds Again (Live in London)

10 The Birth Of The True (Live in London)

11 Backwards And Forwards (Live in London)

12 Walk Out To Winter (Live in London)

 

DISC THREE:

LOVE

1 Deep & Wide & Tall 2 How Men Are

3 Everybody Is A Number One 4 More Than A Law

5 Somewhere In My Heart 6 Working In A Goldmine 7 One And One

8 Paradise

9 Killermont Street

 

BONUS TRACKS

10 Bad Education 11 The Red Flag

 

DISC FOUR:

REMIXES, B-SIDES AND LIVE 1986-1988

1 Somewhere In My Heart (12″ Remix)

2 Somewhere in My Heart (Eric Calvi Remix)

3 Somewhere In My Heart (The Alternate Mix)

4 Deep & Wide & Tall (Breakdown Mix)

5 Deep & Wide & Tall (LP Edit)

6 Everybody Is A Number One (Boston ’86 Version)

7 Working In A Goldmine (Sax Version)

8 Working In A Goldmine (Live At Pinewood)

9 Somewhere In My Heart (Live At Pinewood)

10 Killermont Street (Live in LA)

11 Pillar To Post (Live in LA) 12 How Men Are (Night Network Live)

13 Down The Dip (Live in Glasgow)

14 Jump (Live in Glasgow)

15 I Threw It All Away (Live in Bristol)

16 Interview

 

DISC FIVE:

STRAY

1 Stray

2 The Crying Scene

3 Get Outta London

4 Over My Head

5 Good Morning Britain

6 How It Is

7 The Gentle Kind

8 Notting Hill Blues

9 Song For A Friend

 

BONUS TRACKS

10 Salvation

11 True Colours

 

DISC SIX:

REMIXES, RARITIES AND LIVE 1990

1 Do I Love You?

2 Good Morning Britain (7″ Mix)

3 Good Morning Britain (Laylow Posse Hypno- Mix/Kitsch ‘N’ Sync Mix)

4 Good Morning Britain (Laylow Posse Hypnomental/ Instrumental Mix)

5 Good Morning Britain (Laylow Posse Hypno- Edit/Vocal Remix)

6 Good Morning Britain (Mendelsohn Single Mix) 7 Good Morning Britain (Morning Acid Mix)

8 Consolation Prize (Live at Glasgow Barrowlands, August 4th, 1990)

9 Good Morning Britain (Live at Glasgow Barrowlands, August 4th, 1990)

 

DISC SEVEN:

LIVE AT RONNIE SCOTT’S

1 Birth Of The True

2 Song For A Friend

3 Killermont Street

4 Spanish Horses

5 Stray

6 The Bugle Sounds Again

7 Dolphins

8 How Men Are

9 Sister Ann

10 Good Morning Britain

11 Mattress Of Wire

12 Let Your Love Decide

13 Orchid Girl

 

DISC EIGHT:

DREAMLAND

1 Birds

2 Safe In Sorrow

3 Black Lucia

4 Let Your Love Decide

5 Spanish Horses

6 Dream Sweet Dreams

7 Pianos And Clocks

8 Sister Ann

9 Vertigo

10 Valium Summer

11 The Belle Of The Ball

 

BONUS TRACKS

12 (If Paradise Is) Half As Nice

13 Just Like The USA (Live in Barcelona)

14 Let Your Love Decide (Edit)

 

DISC NINE:

FRESTONIA

1 Rainy Season

2 Sun

3 Crazy

4 On The Avenue

5 Imperfectly

6 Debutante

7 Beautiful Girl

8 Phenomenal World

9 Method Of Love

10 Sunset

 

BONUS TRACKS

11 The Crying Scene (Live At The Phoenix Festival, 1995)

12 Black Lucia (Live At The Phoenix Festival, 1995)

13 We Could Send Letters (Live At The Phoenix Festival, 1995)

14 Rainy Season (Live At The Phoenix Festival, 1995)

Released August 27, 2021. Pre-order the set from here