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The Road From Townhead Mill [Vinyl]

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  • Vinyl (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Ozit Dandelion
  • ASIN: B0094EVGJM
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 648,360 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Willow
  2. King Dick II
  3. Little girl in Yellow
  4. Argument For One
  5. Storm
  6. Lost On the Ocean
  7. Shubunkin
  8. Hope In Favour
  9. Evverytime It Happens
  10. In the shadow of Mills
  11. Changes
  12. Abode of The Dead
  13. Clocks
  14. Argument For One ( radio performance)
  15. No More rock N Roll
  16. Flames

Product description

Product Description

A glorious 40th anniversary double gatefold LP on 180 gram red vinyl unearths a mixture of past classics from Tractor s career and previously unreleased recordings. 40 years ago John Peel confirmed his undying love for all things Rochdale by releasing an album and buying recording equipment for Rochdale band Tractor. Their important lineage in music history that can be traced through to Joy Division, New Order and The Happy Mondays via the recording studios and festivals they kickstarted are explored on the inside of the gatefold. John Peel s wife Sheila provides detailed comments for the back of the LP sleeve, John had worked at Townhead Mill in Rochdale in 1959 whilst future office sharer at the BBC young Andy Kershaw was attending a nursery school near to the mill at the time. Andy Kershaw states I would say Rochdale finally emerged from the second world war some time around 1972 . In 1972 the year the first Tractor recordings came out on LP via John Peel . Rochdale was a hotbed of counter culture activity and that continued right through until the early nineties- In 1972 it had its own alternative newspaper and a group of sculptors including the country s first graffiti artist Walter Kershaw. A 1972 open air festival in the town hosted Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Linda Lewis with indoor gigs from Tractor, Bridget St John, Hunter Muskett the Strawbs and Brinsley Schwartz. The success of the 1972 Tractor recordings has continued to hold the band in high esteem for forty years. // Time Out in the 1970s Tractor - Urgent lyrical, of stagggering depth, range and eclecticism // Classic Rock 2005 Tractor- fire , precision and vision ... an underground benchmark // Julian Cope Tractor -certainly the sound of a soul approaching the canopy of heaven // Sheila Ravenscroft John chose to back Tractor and help them financially and it s strange really because as a result of that indirectly Cargo Studios, The Deeply Vale Festival PA system and Suite Sixteen Studios happened and lot of amazing bands went to Rochdale to record and were grateful for that break. When you think about it a lot of Northern Music wouldn t have happened without John s original decision to back Tractor in the way he did. In 2009 two blue music plaques were unveiled on premises Tractor used to occupy linking them to John Peel and Joy Division.

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