I first bought Raw Melody Men in the 90s on a cassette. I loved it then, from the "okay? Let's do it" at the start of the show right through the Green and Grey and the World at the end of the show.
Many people won't have even heard of New Model Army now, but one listen to this will let them know what they've been missing out on. Politically and socially charged throughout, but with an incredible live sound, it's a record of the social and moral concerns of the day.
Space, Purity and Whitecoats provide an incredible launch pad for the majesty that is the opening of Vagabonds. Better Than Them a wonderful critique of testosterone fuelled weekend conflict, moving through the glorious Lovesongs to Smalltown England making it's way to the end of the show.
I recently got the CD version, no longer having a tape deck, and have slowly been acquiring new devotees. "Who is this", a familiar cry in the car or front room after a few tracks.
You can get this on CD for about the price of a pint of beer, but it's joy will last a lot longer.