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Encore Records Ltd

Various - C90 - 3CD

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3 CD Set - UK Import

The latest in this series, which riffs on the original "C86" cassette compilation. "C90" is a snapshot of a unique moment in time. A piece of history. The sound of a country putting the hard-biting 1980s behind it, embracing the Daisy Age and looking to move forwards. From the opening, club-friendly rendition of The Charlatans' ‘Polar Bear’ to The La's knowingly backward looking ‘Timeless Melody’ and all in-between, this is the sound of a scene dropping the raincoats, dropping acid and aiming for domination. 1990 was the start of a new decade when the Indie scene was dominated by Madchester and the arrival of Shoegaze and with nods towards grunge and what would become known as Britpop, plus hints of a proto-laddism peering out from between the cracks in a post-Smiths aesthetic, the sound of 1990, it could be argued, set the tone for the remainder of the decade. 63 tracks, from artists such as The Sundays, Lush, Saint Etienne, Ocean Colour Scene, Manic Street Preachers, Spacemen 3, Slowdive, Swervedriver, and many, many lesser knowns.