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Unknown Pleasures: Great Lost Albums Rediscovered

Jason Parkes
 
The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot
The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot
"Clear Spot picked by David Stubbs; this reissue comes with Spotlight Kid. Faves: Clear Spot, Low Yo Yo Stuff, Sun Zoom Spark, My Head is My Only House Unless it Rains..."
Time Fades Away
Time Fades Away
"Chosen by Allan Jones.  Why is this deleted? (I'm OK, I have a vinyl copy I feel guilty playing): Yonder Stands the Sinner, The Bridge, Last Dance, Don't Be Denied..."
Risque
Risque
"Chosen by Paul Lester. The Chic-back-catalogue is in desperate need of reissue/remaster. This one includes classics like Good Times & My Forbidden Lover..."
More Specials
More Specials
"Chosen by Simon Price. There is a budget-double-disc version of this & the debut which is pleasant value: Man at C&A, Stereotype 1&2, Pearl's Cafe, International Jet Set..."
No Other
No Other
"Picked by David Bennun. Great reissue of cult classic from ex-Byrds member: Lady of the North, From a Silver Phial, The True One, Some Misunderstanding.."
A Wizard, a True Star
A Wizard, a True Star
"Paul Lester again. He does the sleevenotes on this lovely reissue also. An LP that every home should have: International Feel, You Need Yr Head, Sometimes I Don't Know...etc"
The Lexicon Of Love
The Lexicon Of Love
"David Stubbs again. I think Beautystab might have been a more adventerous selection. Still: Valentine's Day, Show Me, All of My Heart, Poison Arrow.."
The Visitors
The Visitors
"Chosen by Taylor Parkes. This version has some lovely bonus stuff & is certainly bleak stuff: The Visitors, Head Over Heels, Like an Angel Passing Through My Room, The Day Before You Came, One of Us.."
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
"Chosen by Andrew Mueller. I first heard Spring Rain in the film Something Wild. Spring Hill Fair is almost as great: Twin Layers of Lightning, Apology Accepted, The Wrong Road, Bow Down..."
Real Life/Secondhand Daylight
Real Life/Secondhand Daylight
"Chosen by Dave Simpson. This version comes with debut Real Life. John McGeoch RIP: Permafrost, Rhythm of Cruelty, Back to Nature, Thin Air, Feed the Enemy..."
Eskimo
Eskimo
"Chosen by Everett True, who wrote the rather splendid Live Through This. Nice cover...Andy Gill reportedly a fan also....& I bet Julian Cope likes it!"
See Jungle See Jungle
See Jungle See Jungle
"Chosen by Sharon O'Connell. Great title & a definite one ripe for reassessment, despite the presence of Malcolm McClaren. Go Wild in the Country is the one everyone knows, apart from I Want Candy..."
Raincoats
Raincoats
"Chosen by Dave Jennings. This fave of Kurt & Courtney is deleted (again): Off Duty Trip, No Looking, Life on the Line, The Void"
You Cant Hide Your
You Cant Hide Your
"Chosen by Paul Mathur. Another classic deleted! In these times of Franz Ferdinand 'tis not right!: Falling & Laughing, L.O.V.E. Love, Consolation Prize etc. See also Ostrich Churchyard & Heather/Fire."
Tusk
Tusk
"Chosen by Simon Reynolds. Definitive reissue on Rhino with outtakes galore & complete version of Sara: That's All for Everyone, Brown Eyes, Angel, Over & Over, Tusk, The Ledge, Storms...."
Underwater Moonlight...And How It Got There
Underwater Moonlight...And How It Got There
"Chosen by David Bennun. Double-disc reissue galore. One of the great LP covers and the bruising joy of I Wanna Destroy You. Big influence on REM..."
Big Sleeping House
Big Sleeping House
"39 Minutes (deleted) chosen by Andrew Mueller. This compilation contains a few tracks from it: Send Herman Home, Gale Force Wind, Singer's Hampstead Home (yes!)..."
Lost in the Former West
Lost in the Former West
"Andrew Mueller again. Another Cathal joy that is deleted: Belong Nowhere, A Walk in the Woods, Popemobile to Paraguay, Brain Blister, The Loyaliser etc...."
Don't Stand Me Down (The Director's Cut)
Don't Stand Me Down (The Director's Cut)
"Chosen by Chris Roberts. The definitive issue of the Pet Sounds of the 1980s: This is What She's Like, The Waltz, My National Pride, Listen to This etc...."
Presence
Presence
"Chosen by Mat Smith. Overlooked in the Zep-canon. Achilles Last Stand, Nobody's Fault But Mine, Tea for One, Hots On for Nowhere....& my fave Candy Store Rock...."
Theres No Place Like America/G
Theres No Place Like America/G
"America Today chosen by David Bennun. This double-reissue is deleted as is the other reissue: Blue Monday People, Billy Jack, Love to the People..."