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Intrigue: Progressive Sounds in UK Alternative Music 1979–89

2nd November 2022

‘Intrigue’ is my personally curated attempt to redress the balance, and to perhaps introduce any 80’s sceptics out there to the idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn’t suddenly evaporate after ’77… ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the ’80s – if you looked in the right places.

Featuring 58 tracks, the collection explores the creativity, experimentation and progressive spirit of alternative British music from 1979-1989. Artists include Wire, XTC, The Stranglers, Ultravox, The Durutti Column, Cocteau Twins, Kate Bush, Tears for Fears, and many more.

Available to pre-order now:

Released 10th February 2023.