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ARTIST
TITLE
Goosebumps: 25 Years Of Marina Records
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MA 083CD MA 083CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/5/2018

Marina Records celebrates its 25th anniversary with the release of Goosebumps. Goosebumps includes many unreleased cuts and exclusive contributions, as well as selected nuggets from the label catalog. Founded by Stefan Kassel and Frank Lähnemann in Hamburg 25 years ago, Marina Records is not only known for its distinctive sleeve design, but also for its eclectic, unique artist roster and its devotion to classic pop songwriting. Kickstarting with Brent Cash's "Digging The Fault Line", Goosebumps features artists as diverse as exceptional Glasgow funk sextet Gazelle and Chris Thomson's beloved chamber pop outfit The Bathers -- to the lushly orchestrated Morricone-like soundscapes of Starless and jazz trumpeter Colin Steele. Steele gave the wonderful songs of The Pearlfishers the royal jazz treatment with exciting new arrangements. The Pearlfishers themselves contribute the previously unreleased "The Time Is Right". They also recorded a fantastic cover version of The Pale Fountains' "Southbound Excursion" under the name, The Pale Fishers -- another exclusive. The Pale Fountains themselves are featured with "The Norfolk Broads", a track from Longshot For Your Love (1998). Pale Fountains songwriter Michael Head makes a second appearance with "Dragonfly" from the Shack critically-acclaimed album Waterpistol, released by Marina in 1995. In 2001, Marina effectively initiated the reformation of sunshine pop legends The Free Design. "McCarran Airport" hails from their comeback album Cosmic Peekaboo (MA 052CD/LP, 2001). "Only With You" by Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and "I Wanna Pick You Up" by Alex Chilton originate from Marina's bestselling album Caroline Now! The Songs of Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys (MA 050CD/LP, 2006). Orange Juice founding member James Kirk joins Scottish super-group Port Sulphur on "Orient Express". "Felicity", one of his classic Orange Juice songs, is featured in a unreleased "Party Mix". Two other Scottish music legends -- both of Josef K fame -- are featured: Malcolm Ross and Paul Haig. Also features Ashby, The Aluminum Group, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich, The Secret Goldfish, Crocker, Norman Blake, Colin Steele Quartet, Friends Again, Sam Barker, Skinner, Camping, Die Zimmermänner, Marina Unlimited Orchestra, Sarah Cracknell, Jazzateers, June & The Exit Wounds, The Kingfishers, The Magic Circles, Daniel Dodds, Frank Schmiechen, Oscar In Venice, Peter Thomas, Paul Quinn & The Independent Group, Sugartown, Cowboy Mouth. Double-CD version also features: Andy Pawlak and Mindstore. Booklet features more than 100 photographs from the Marina archive.