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Re-Issued On Vinyl For The First Time To Celebrate It's 40th Anniversary. Originally conceived as a simple label sampler by Cherry Red A&R man Mike Alway, 'Pillows And Prayers' quickly became both an iconic compilation and a must-have artefact of early 80s Thatcherite Britain. Famously retailing at "No more than 99p", the album provided an accessible gateway to both the Cherry Red label and the independent scene it was a part of. Ultimately, over 100,000 people took up the offer, found a pound from somewhere and became a part of something that resonated perfectly with it's own time and place. From the hesitant lo-fi of Marine Girls, through the ranting verse of Attila The Stockbroker and the delicate spoken word of Quentin Crisp to The Passage's state-of-the-art synth pop, 'Pillows And Prayers' remains a fascinatingly eclectic brew, and something of a membership card to that world, standing alongside the NME's 'C86' cassette as an 80s indie time capsule which remains relevant and in demand today. Reissued on vinyl for the first time, and accompanied by a companion deluxe 3CD edition, 'Pillows And Prayers' continues to endure, and to invite new listeners.
Re-Issued On Vinyl For The First Time To Celebrate It's 40th Anniversary. Originally conceived as a simple label sampler by Cherry Red A&R man Mike Alway, 'Pillows And Prayers' quickly became both an iconic compilation and a must-have artefact of early 80s Thatcherite Britain. Famously retailing at "No more than 99p", the album provided an accessible gateway to both the Cherry Red label and the independent scene it was a part of. Ultimately, over 100,000 people took up the offer, found a pound from somewhere and became a part of something that resonated perfectly with it's own time and place. From the hesitant lo-fi of Marine Girls, through the ranting verse of Attila The Stockbroker and the delicate spoken word of Quentin Crisp to The Passage's state-of-the-art synth pop, 'Pillows And Prayers' remains a fascinatingly eclectic brew, and something of a membership card to that world, standing alongside the NME's 'C86' cassette as an 80s indie time capsule which remains relevant and in demand today. Reissued on vinyl for the first time, and accompanied by a companion deluxe 3CD edition, 'Pillows And Prayers' continues to endure, and to invite new listeners.
5013929185913

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Format: Vinyl
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 11/18/2022
UPC: 5013929185913

Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red Records 1982-1983)
Artist: Pillows & Prayers (Cherry Red Records 1982-1983)
Format: Vinyl
New: Not in stock
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Five or Six - Portrait
2. The Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauens
3. Thomas Leer - All About You
4. Tracey Thorn - Plain Sailing
5. Ben Watt - Some Things Don't Matter
6. Kevin Coyne - Love in Your Heart
7. Piero Milesi - Modi 2 (Extract)
8. Joe Crow - Compulsion
9. Marine Girls - Lazy Ways
10. Felt - My Face Is on Fire
11. Eyeless in Gaza - No Noise
12. The Passage - Xoyo
13. Everything But the Girl - on My Mind
14. Attila the Stockbroker - a Bang and a Wimpy
15. The Misunderstood - I Unseen
16. The Nightingales - Don't Blink
17. Quentin Crisp - Stop the Music for a Minute

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Re-Issued On Vinyl For The First Time To Celebrate It's 40th Anniversary. Originally conceived as a simple label sampler by Cherry Red A&R man Mike Alway, 'Pillows And Prayers' quickly became both an iconic compilation and a must-have artefact of early 80s Thatcherite Britain. Famously retailing at "No more than 99p", the album provided an accessible gateway to both the Cherry Red label and the independent scene it was a part of. Ultimately, over 100,000 people took up the offer, found a pound from somewhere and became a part of something that resonated perfectly with it's own time and place. From the hesitant lo-fi of Marine Girls, through the ranting verse of Attila The Stockbroker and the delicate spoken word of Quentin Crisp to The Passage's state-of-the-art synth pop, 'Pillows And Prayers' remains a fascinatingly eclectic brew, and something of a membership card to that world, standing alongside the NME's 'C86' cassette as an 80s indie time capsule which remains relevant and in demand today. Reissued on vinyl for the first time, and accompanied by a companion deluxe 3CD edition, 'Pillows And Prayers' continues to endure, and to invite new listeners.
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