Monochrome Set

British label Optic Nerve Recordings is celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Monochrome Set’s early compilation Volume, Contrast, Brilliance… Singles & Sessions Vol. 1 with a new, ultra-limited vinyl pressing of the collection of various radio sessions and Rough Trade singles and B-sides recorded between 1979 and 1981.

Optic Nerve’s reissue is limited to 500 copies, with the first 100 numbered and pressed on blue/black vinyl. The rest are on plain blue vinyl, and the release can now be ordered via the label’s website.

The new reissue of the long-out-of-print compilation includes two bonus tracks: the 1986 single “Reach for Your Gun” and its B-side, “Sweet Chariots.”

See full tracklist below:

 

Tracklist: The Monochrome Set, Volume, Contrast, Brilliance… Singles & Sessions Vol. 1

Side 1
1. “Eine Symphonie Des Grauens” (Rough Trade Single Recorded April 1979)
2. “The Jet Set Junta” (Do It Session Recorded December 1981)
3. “Love Zombies” (B.B.C. Session Recorded April 1980)
4. “Silicon Carne” (Disquo Bleu Single Recorded April 1978)
5. “The Ruling Class” (Do It Session Recorded December 1981)
6. “Viva Death Row” (B.B.C. Session Recorded August 1979)
7. “The Man With The Black Moustache” (Capital Radio Session Recorded June 1980)
8. “He’s Frank (Slight Return)” (Disquo Bleu Single Recorded April 1978)

Side 2
1. “Fun For All The Family” (E.M.I. Session Recorded March 1981)
2. “Lester Leaps In” (Rough Trade Single Recorded April 1979)
3. “Ici Les Enfants” (B.B.C. Session Recorded February 1979)
4. “Fat Fun” (B.B.C. Session Recorded February 1979)
5. “Alphaville” (Rough Trade Single Recorded November 1978)
6. “Avanti (Ten Don’ts For Honeymooners)” (E.M.I. Session Recorded March 1981)
7. “Reach For Your Gun” (Single Recorded March 1986)
8. “Sweet Chariots” (B Side Recorded March 1986)

 

 

 

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