Friday, September 6, 2013

ANY TROUBLE/The Complete Stiff Recordings 1980-1981: 3CD set available November 5th, 2013!


(3CD Set)


·         Fronted by Mancunian singer-songwriter Clive Gregson, Crewe-based band Any Trouble were signed to Stiff Records in 1980 and touted by the music press as the next Elvis Costello & The Attractions.

·         Any Trouble’s debut album Where Are All The Nice Girls was critically acclaimed at the time. The band followed with a second studio album, Wheels In Motion (1981). Stiff also circulated a promotional in-concert album, Live At The Venue, which only enjoyed a commercial release in Germany. The band then signed with EMI America before disbanding at the end of 1984.

·         Compiled with help from Clive Gregson and boasting the involvement of all the band members, this definitive collection offers the band’s complete Stiff recordings, as a comprehensive ‘Early Years’ package of the band’s musical history across 1980 and 1981.

·         In addition to the three albums, the package also includes myriad non-album A-sides and B-sides, including their pre-Stiff debut single ‘Yesterday’s Love’. Many of these tracks are extremely hard-to-find on CD now and Live At The Venue makes its CD debut (apart from a German CD reissue on Line in 1988).

·         Clive Gregson later launched a productive collaboration with Christine Collister. In 2007, Any Trouble reunited with a brand new album and Clive continues to enjoy critical and creative success as a singer-songwriter to this day, releasing his thirteenth solo album This Is Now in May 2013.

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