Bad Manners - The Albums 1980-85 - 5CD
UK five CD clam shell box rounding up pretty much all of Bad Manners' releases between 1980-85. Disc One is debut LP Ska N B which spent three months in the UK charts in 1980, peaking at #34.
The second disc is the Loonee Tunes album which hit #36 in the National Chart in 1980. 1981's Gosh It's... album is what you'll find on Disc Three. It reached #18 in the UK charts helped by the inclusion of the hit singles 'Can Can' (#3) and 'Walking In The Sunshine' (#10). We've also added as a bonus the #34 charting 'Buona Sera' single plus two tracks from the Party Party sound-track that are appearing on CD in the UK for the first time.
The fourth disc is 1982's Forging Ahead LP, a #78 chart entry that includes the hit singles 'Got No Brains' (#44), 'My Girl Lollipop' (#9), 'Samson And Delilah' (#58) and 'That'll Do Nicely' (#49). Disc Five is the ultra-rare "Mental Notes" album from 1985, originally only released in North America / The Netherlands / Australia & Greece. Amongst the ten bonus tracks are five that have never appeared on CD before, culled from rare American only 12" singles. Each disc comes in a card wallet that features it's original LP artwork. The 20-page booklet contains detailed liner notes, pictures of all the relevant record sleeves, memorabilia and press clippings from the time.