Goth box: 5-disc ‘Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986’ out in June

Cherry Red Records this week announced plans to release a five-disc box set titled Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 that will chart the evolution of the U.K.’s goth movement over 82 tracks that span the late ’70s through the mid ’80s.

The label’s official description of the set, to be released June 2 June 30:

“From the cold reality of post-punk, through positive punk and the Batcave scene and into the mid-1980s. Over 80 tracks, previously unseen photographs and 18,000+ words of sleevenotes, including contributions from artists.”

The collection features an impressive array of key acts of the era, from big names like Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, Love and Rockets, and The Mission to lesser-known groups such as Folk Devils, Lowlife, Inca Babies and Sad Lovers and Giants.

UPDATE: The box set is now available to pre-order via Amazon.co.uk (it’s about $40 shipped to the U.S.).

Check out the full tracklist below.

 

Tracklist: Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986

DISC 1
1. Joy Division, “Shadowplay”
2. The Birthday Party, “Release The Bats”
3. Rema-Rema, “Rema-Rema”
4. Paranoia, “Shattered Glass”
5. Section 25, “Charnel Ground”
6. The Sisters Of Mercy, “Floorshow”
7. Clock DVA, “The Female Mirror”
8. UK Decay, “The Black Cat”
9. Alien Sex Fiend, “Dead And Re-Buried”
10. Love And Rockets, “Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven”
11. The Associates, “Q Quarters”
12. In Excelsis, “Carnival Of The Gullible”
13. Nevilluxury, “Feels Like Dancing Wartime”
14. Flesh For Lulu, “Anti-Social”
15. The March Violets, “Crow Baby”
16. All About Eve, “D For Desire”
17. Folk Devils, “Beautiful Monster”

DISC 2
1. Public Image Ltd., “Flowers of Romance”
2. Danielle Dax, “Bed Caves”
3. Southern Death Cult, “Moya”
4. 1919, “Caged”
5. The Cure, “The Hanging Garden”
6. S-Haters, “Solitary Habit”
7. Dead Can Dance, “The Arcane”
8. Years On Earth, “Saving Face”
9. In The Nursery, “Breach Birth”
10. Play Dead, “The Tenant”
11. Part 1, “Ghost”
12. 13th Chime, “Cuts Of Love”
13. The Tempest, “Ice Cold in”
14. Screaming Dead, “Night Creatures”
15. Bushido, “Among The Ruins”
16. Portion Control, “Fiends”
17. Actifed, “Creation”

DISC 3
1. Adam And The Ants, “Tabletalk”
2. Balaam And the Angel, “The Darklands”
3. The Legendary Pink Dots, “Love Puppets”
4. Artery, “Into The Garden”
5. Salvation, “Girlsoul”
6. The Chameleons, “In Shreds”
7. Schleimer K, “Fugitive Kind”
8. The Bolshoi, “By The River”
9. Gene Loves Jezebel, “Screaming (For Emmalene)”
10. Lowlife, “Gallery Of Shame”
11. And Also The Trees, “Out Of The Moving Life Of Circles”
12. Siiiii, “Is Still”
13. Tabathas Nightmare, “Heroin” (Live At The Batcave)
14. Brigandage, “Angel Of Vengeance”
15. Penetration, “Stone Heroes”
16. The Rose Of Avalanche, “LA Rain”

DISC 4
1. Furyo, “Legacy”
2. The Mission, “Stay With Me”
3. Nico, “Saeta”
4. In Camera, “Fragments Of Fear”
5. Dance Chapter, “Anonymity”
6. Ausgang, “Sink Into You”
7. Cocteau Twins, “In Our Angelhood”
8. Sunglasses After Dark, “Morbid Silence”
9. Fields Of The Nephilim, “Trees Come Down” (Original Version)
10. Anorexic Dread, “Tracey’s Burning”
11. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Take It All”
12. Tones On Tail, “Burning Skies”
13. Blood And Roses, “Spit Upon Your Grave”
14. Threat, “Lullaby In C”
15. I’m Dead, “Storm Pause”
16. Zero Le Creche, “Last Year’s Wife”

DISC 5
1. Bauhaus, “Stigmata Martyr”
2. The Wake, “Patrol”
3. Theatre Of Hate, “Original Sin”
4. Attrition, “Birthrite”
5. Sad Lovers and Giants, “Things We Never Did”
6. The Damned, “Dr Jeckyl And Mr Hyde”
7. Gloria Mundi, “The Hill”
8. Dalis Car, “His Box”
9. Inca Babies, “The Diseased Stranger’s Waltz”
10. Death Cult, “Ghost Dance”
11. Modern Eon, “Euthenics”
12. Ritual, “Mind Disease”
13. Skeletal Family, “She Cries Alone”
14. Bone Orchard, “Jack”
15. Hula, “Ghost Rattle”
16. Rubella Ballet, “Twister”

 

 

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11 Comments

  • Paul Moses

    Impressive!

     
  • Woody

    If you would like somebody to take an advance copy for a test-spin, I volunteer!

     
  • Vodalok

    Such a wonderful list I can not wait for it to be released!

     
  • Sara Soper

    Really? No Siouxie? She is the Godmother of Goth, omitting her is tragic.

     
  • Mary Jay

    Awesome selection but am a disappointed that faith and the muse is not there… It’s the only band missing in my opinion

     
  • Lemminkainen

    Looking forward to this for sure. I picked up Cherry’s Action Time Vision set a few months ago and it’s excellent. I have the catalogs of a good chunk of the artists listed but getting tracks from bands beyond out of print is worth it all. There were gems galore on Action and this looks the same.

     
  • Peter

    No Danse Society? Seriously?

     
  • Modsleix Six

    Virgin Prunes? Asylum Party? Clan Of Xymox? The Jesus & Mary Chain?

     
  • Garry

    Great list but leaving out the banshees is a travesty and sex gang children were one of my faves. Some of the tracks I wouldn’t consider goth either.

     
  • KStiles

    So glad to see The Legendary Pink Dots on here!

     
 

 

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