Orange Juice | DNO54
We're all unbelievably privileged to be a part of this fine project. One of the finest, most underrated groups of all-time and we get to re-issue their long, out-of-print early recordings. This package includes the first four singles along with the aborted first album, Ostrich Churchyard, PLUS a couple of previous unreleased rarities. It really is hard to overstate how important Orange Juice was in terms of influence musically...The Smiths, The Pastels, Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand and countless others are indebted to this maverick group who were arguably the first big indie/guitar pop sensation in the UK (though basically ignored here, criminal that part). But you can read the full story when you pick up The Glasgow School, which compiles all the studio recordings the band did for Postcard Records, the imprint group leader Edwyn Collins ran along with the legendary Alan Horne. The deluxe package (and by deluxe we mean DELUXE, a hardbound booklet that will far out live all of us who own it) will include a few audio surprises, as well as a lengthy historical essay penned by the band's original drummer turned acclaimed writer, Steven Daly.