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Elektrafied : The Elektra Years 79-82 = 4 CD Box = (CD)
Four CD box. Having created a grassroots buzz with their homemade proto-power pop classic Black Vinyl Shoes, Illinois band Shoes duly attracted major label interest, and they signed to Elektra in early 1979. Over the next three years they released a triptych of classic pop albums - Present Tense, Tongue Twister, and Boomerang - and a clutch of Wurlitzer-worthy seven-inch nuggets that should have catapulted them to fame, fortune and all manner of related excess. Sadly, however, they never quite made the leap from critics' darlings to Top Thirty success, and the band were obliged to settle for enduring cult status as power pop avatars. But while rock-star level fame and fortune never quite came their way, Shoes do have the considerable consolation of knowing that their body of work has stood the test of time far better than many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. This anthology of the band's recordings for Elektra, fleshed out with a swathe of pre-album demos, lost songs, alternative versions and live tracks dating from the same period, is a veritable smorgasbord of perfect pop from a time when Shoes were genuine contenders for rock's glittering prizes. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, Elektrafied contains a 32 page booklet that features rare photos and a new 10,000 essay on the band's adventures during their sojourn with Elektra.
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Type: CD
Recorded: 2020
Release Date: 2020-03-22
Label: Cherry Red
Country: Euro
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Track List
Disc 1
01 Tomorrow Night
02 Too Late
03 Hangin' Around With You
04 Your Very Eyes
05 In My Arms Again
06 Somebody Has What I Had
07 Now And Then
08 Every Girl
09 I Don't Miss You
10 Cruel You
11 Three Times: See Me/say It/listen
12 I Don't Wanna Hear It
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