Having played with The Servants in the late 1980s, Luke Haines carved a unique niche for himself in the 1990s with witty lyrics, wry humour and some stellar tunes with The Auteurs and other acts (Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof). By 1999, feeling aghast at the state of the Brit Rock scene in the UK, Luke decided to "start a righteous solo trip", having been commissioned to write the soundtrack for the film Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2001). Sticking with Virgin Records, Luke then unveiled his first solo album proper, The Oliver Twist Manifesto, before fronting a new-look Auteurs for Das Capital. In due course, Luke switched labels to indie Fantastic Plastic for Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (2006), followed in 2009 by 21st Century Man. Since then, he's curated a string of imaginative, amusing and always worthwhile albums for Cherry Red Records. Alive And Well... is the first-ever anthology of Luke's solo work, cherry-picking musical highlights from each of his long players as well as a smattering of B-sides, radio sessions, rarities and - on Disc 4 - a raft of previously unissued material. With sleeve-notes by Luke himself, Alive And Well... is a very personal statement spanning the last two decades of the musical life of Luke Haines.
Having played with The Servants in the late 1980s, Luke Haines carved a unique niche for himself in the 1990s with witty lyrics, wry humour and some stellar tunes with The Auteurs and other acts (Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof). By 1999, feeling aghast at the state of the Brit Rock scene in the UK, Luke decided to "start a righteous solo trip", having been commissioned to write the soundtrack for the film Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2001). Sticking with Virgin Records, Luke then unveiled his first solo album proper, The Oliver Twist Manifesto, before fronting a new-look Auteurs for Das Capital. In due course, Luke switched labels to indie Fantastic Plastic for Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (2006), followed in 2009 by 21st Century Man. Since then, he's curated a string of imaginative, amusing and always worthwhile albums for Cherry Red Records. Alive And Well... is the first-ever anthology of Luke's solo work, cherry-picking musical highlights from each of his long players as well as a smattering of B-sides, radio sessions, rarities and - on Disc 4 - a raft of previously unissued material. With sleeve-notes by Luke himself, Alive And Well... is a very personal statement spanning the last two decades of the musical life of Luke Haines.
5013929104006

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Format: CD
Label: IMPORTS
Rel. Date: 09/29/2017
UPC: 5013929104006

Is Alive & Well & Living In Buenos Aires: Heavy
Artist: Luke Haines
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Discomania
2. How to Hate the Working Classes
3. England Scotland and Wales
4. The Oliver Twist Manifesto
5. Never Work
6. Death of Sarah Lucas
7. The Mitford Sisters
8. Satan Wants Me
9. Bugger Bognor 1
10. Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop (Album Version) 1
11. Leeds United 1
12. Country Life 1
13. Bovver Boys 1
14. Queen Elizabeth I 1
15. All the English Devils 1
16. The Walton Hop 1
17. Bad Reputation (The Glitter Band) 1
18. English Southern Man 1
19. 21st Century Man 2
20. Suburban Mourning 2
21. Klaus Kinski 2
22. Peter Hammill 2
23. Russian Futurists Black Out the Sun 2
24. Fag Break 2
25. Inside the Restless Mind of Rollerball Rocco 2
26. Gorgeous George 2
27. Saturday Afternoon 2
28. Big Daddy Got a Casio V L Tone 2
29. Haystacks' in Heaven 3
30. I'm Not the Man You Think I Am Karen, I'm the Actor Tony Allen 3
31. The Morris Man Cometh 3
32. Enoch Powell - Space Poet 3
33. Rock 'N' Roll Animals 3
34. Magic Interlude 1 3
35. Gene Vincent (Rock N Roll Mums and Rock N Roll Dads) 3
36. A Badger Called Nick Lowe 3
37. Angel of the North 3
38. From Hersham to Heaven 3
39. Rock 'N' Roll Animals in Space 4
40. Lou Reed Lou Reed 4
41. Alan Vega Says 4
42. NY in the '70S 4
43. Bill's Bunker 4
44. Dolls Forever 4
45. Cerne Abbas Man 4
46. Caravan Man 4
47. Adventures in Dementia 4
48. British Nuclear Bunkers 4
49. Test Card Forever 5
50. Pussy Willow (Kids' Song) 5
51. Cold Field Morning Under Bliss 5
52. New Pagan Sun 5
53. Ulrike Meinhof's Brain Is Missing 5
54. Bomber Jacket 5
55. Marc Bolan Blues 5
56. The Incredible String Band 5
57. Smash the System 5
58. Are You Mad? 5
59. Black Sun (Early Band Demo) 6
60. Property 6
61. 1963 6
62. Dandification 6
63. Bomber Harris 6
64. Building for Britain in the '70S 6
65. Off My Rocker at the Art School Bop (Richard X Single Mix) 6
66. I Am the Best Artist/ Skinny White Girls 6
67. Suburban Mourning 6
68. Klaus Kinski 6
69. 21st Century Man 7
70. Me and the Birds 7
71. This Is Outsider Music 7
72. Natural Mystic Furry Freaks 7
73. John Barleycorn Must Die 7
74. Jeff Starship Superhero 7
75. Electronic Tone Poem 7
76. Hack Green 7
77. Chris from the Stars 7
78. 68P in My Pocket 7
79. Rave

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Having played with The Servants in the late 1980s, Luke Haines carved a unique niche for himself in the 1990s with witty lyrics, wry humour and some stellar tunes with The Auteurs and other acts (Black Box Recorder, Baader Meinhof). By 1999, feeling aghast at the state of the Brit Rock scene in the UK, Luke decided to "start a righteous solo trip", having been commissioned to write the soundtrack for the film Christie Malry's Own Double Entry (2001). Sticking with Virgin Records, Luke then unveiled his first solo album proper, The Oliver Twist Manifesto, before fronting a new-look Auteurs for Das Capital. In due course, Luke switched labels to indie Fantastic Plastic for Off My Rocker At The Art School Bop (2006), followed in 2009 by 21st Century Man. Since then, he's curated a string of imaginative, amusing and always worthwhile albums for Cherry Red Records. Alive And Well... is the first-ever anthology of Luke's solo work, cherry-picking musical highlights from each of his long players as well as a smattering of B-sides, radio sessions, rarities and - on Disc 4 - a raft of previously unissued material. With sleeve-notes by Luke himself, Alive And Well... is a very personal statement spanning the last two decades of the musical life of Luke Haines.