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The Glasgow School [CD]

Orange Juice Audio CD
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In six tumultuous years, Orange Juice, led by Edwyn Collins, blazed a trail of self-reliance with the legendary Postcard label, ran in conjunction with then-manager Alan Horne, and greatly expanded the palette of independent music at the start of the ‘80s with their brand of literate pop songwriting that both pre-saged the coming of The Smiths and kickstarted a renaissance in Scottish ... Read more in Amazon's Orange Juice Store

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  • Audio CD (25 July 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Domino Records
  • ASIN: B0007Y88D0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,430 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Falling And Laughing 3:590.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Moscow 2:010.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Moscow Olympics 2:070.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Blue Boy 2:540.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Love Sick 2:270.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Simply Thrilled Honey 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Breakfast Time 1:560.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Poor Old Soul (Part 1) 2:290.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Poor Old Soul (Part 2) 2:370.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Louise Louise 2:510.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Three Cheers For Our Side 2:520.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. (To Put It In A) Nutshell 4:050.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Satellite City 2:430.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Consolation Prize 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Holiday Hymn 3:000.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Intuition Told Me (Part 1) 1:130.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Intuition Told Me (Part 2) 3:230.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Wan Light 2:320.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Dying Day 3:100.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Texas Fever 1:440.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Tender Object 4:400.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Blokes On 45 4:260.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. I Don't Care 3:080.79  Buy MP3 

Product Description

To say that Orange Juice are an overlooked band is truly an understatement. Even in the indie stakes, they have been neglected, and apart from "Rip It Up", never really registered in the public consciousness. But listen to anyone from The Smiths to Franz Ferdinand or Interpol, and the template of frenetic sub-funk guitars, inventive bass lines and an emasculated disco beat that Orange Juice pioneered are all well and truly in place.

So where did it all come from? The Glasgow School gives some indications. Even before You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever, Orange Juice had created some gloriously timeless singles but much overlooked for Postcard Records. These singles; "Falling & Laughing", "Blue Boy", "Simply Thrilled Honey" and "Poor Old Soul" are all included here, along with their attendant--and equally indispensable--B-sides which capture a rawer version of the band that those in the know would come to love. On top of that is the band’s stab at a debut album (albeit one that remained unreleased), christened "Ostrich Churchyard". A boon for anyone who cherishes their by-now scratched vinyl, and a good pictorial document of a band who would unwittingly define what the indie sound was all about. --Thom Allott

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ORANGE JUICE The Glasgow School (2005 UK 23-track CD collecting together for the first time on CD all of the recordings made by the legendary Glaswegians on the Postcard label includes all four single & their b-sides plus the tracks recorded for their aborted debut album Ostrich Churchyard featuring Falling & Laughing Poor Old Soul [parts 1 & 2] In A Nutshell & Consolation Prize fully annotated & illustrated liner notes by ex-O.J. member Steven Daley)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pop-jangletastic 18 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
This collection brings together the fantastic early A- and B- sides and the abandoned first album of a band whose importance in the British pop/indie scene has been criminally underated. This is them in their original line-up at their absolute pop-jangling best.
The singles 'Blue Boy' and 'Simply Thrilled Honey' are alone enough to burst any depressive bubble, coming from an album that oozes with positivity even at it's most melancholic moments. The "Ostrich Churchyard" tracks are slightly under-polished than those featured on their debut album but nonetheless capture OJ in their prime and are a testament to the quality of songwriting.
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face. A must for any OJ fan or indeed any discerning indie-pop connoisseur.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Timely compilation of early Orange Juice... 14 Aug 2005
By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:Audio CD
'The Glasgow School' is a timely compilation released by Domino that collects the early work of Orange Juice released and recorded for the legendary Postcard-label (also home to Aztec Camera, The Go-Betweens, & Josef-K). Bands like Bloc Party, Editors, Franz Ferdinand, & Interpol have helped revive a period of angular post-punk itself influenced by bands like Buzzcocks, Chic, The Slits, Subway Sect, & Television. Critically revered, these recordings are part of Scottish/British indie mythology and this compilation comes with praise from Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch and that Alex Kapranos bloke from Josef Ferdinand...
Like 'Spiral Scratch'-Buzzcocks, Orange Juice created their own DIY-scene and set the tone for indie-labels like Creation, Mute and Rough Trade (the chapter in 'Rip It Up & Start Again' is more expansive and helpful than my comments)This is the original line-up which mutated from the Nu-Sonics - Edwyn Collins (who is now rumoured to be on the mend after his terrible recent illness - hope he recovers and can take in some of the credit he and his cohorts deserve), Steven Daly, James Kirk, & David McClymont (the band would later feature Zeke Manyika and Malcolm Ross).
In many ways this is a companion to the compilation of their later Polydor years 'The Esteemed' - a 22 track collection that took in 'You Can't Hide Your Love Forever' (1982), 'Rip It Up' (1983), mini-LP 'Texas Fever' (1983- rerecords a track here)& swansong 'Orange Juice (The Third Album)' (1984). This is great value, coming in a lovely package with great sleevenotes and having been remastered - the compilation 'The Heather's on Fire' had previously collected much of what is the first half here.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I hear your bugle calling ... 24 May 2006
By Mr. I. Stephen VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
What a pure and simple JOY to hear those early Postcard singles ringing out like clarion bells, as well as some slightly more rough-edged versions of tunes re-recorded for the later Polydor album. Isn't this just exactly what great Pop music was all about ? Swoonworthy and recommended without hesitation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply thrilled 9 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
i bought the first oj single on postcard as a speculative purchase. within hours i was wearing shorts, sandals, button up check shirt, cowboy tie and a fringe like..... well like edwyn of course.
this music didnt feel revolutionary at the time - it just felt great and right. still does, although i can see it probably was the birth of indie etc. & dont forget, edwyns tongue was firmly, knowingly in cheek.
edwyn & the boys - i thank you. domino - thank you for putting it out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Back to Basics 11 Nov 2011
By Keith M TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I'll have to admit to coming to Orange Juice rather late (and primarily via the Edwyn Collins solo route). OK, I was aware of Rip It Up, but looking at the dates of these recordings, it seems that OJ had (arguably) already produced their strongest material at the time of RIU's release. This album contains some absolutely 'back to basics' classics - raw (almost amateurish?) playing at times, but backed with a great sense of melody and urgency. For me, this album is the Orange Juice equivalent of what Rocket From The Tombs were to what eventually became Pere Ubu (though musically there is no similarity, of course). It's interesting to know that the Velvet Underground were one of Edwyn Collins' biggest influences, and whilst this may not be immediately obvious, if you listen to the guitar sound on Satellite City it is straight out of the Velvets' song Rock n' Roll.

It is a great grower of an album, but favourites for me are Blue Boy (of course), Poor Old Soul, Louise Louise, (To Put It In A) Nutshell and the Vic Godard-penned classic Holiday Hymn. Really essential stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEST THING EVER!!! 4 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
This album is quite possibly the greatest thing ever made. Packed full of musical brilliance and outstanding lyrical genius, it mezmorizes the listener into a world of wonderful music after the 1st listen. Particular highlights include the fantastic Moscow, Louise Louise and Three Cheers. Without Orange juice we wouldn't have many of todays top groups such as Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand and The Stone Roses. After hearing this astounding debut, their influence on today's bands is clear. A recent magazine likened their influence on today's bands to that of U2. This timely compilation of Orange Juice's early work is easily their best. I personally regard it as the album of the decade so far, possibly of all time. So if you like music then get this album. Even if you do not often purchase albums then this is a must have.
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