The Genetic Years (Pete Shelley) Limited Boxset

Triple LP boxset + signed photo -
SHIPS 15TH JULY

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£ 43.99

THE BOX SET:

500 COPY LIMITED EDITION.

THE RIGID HARD CARD SLIP CASE CONTAINS:

1. 3 HEAVYWEIGHT VINYL ALBUMS
2. ORIGINAL SLEEVES. SPOT UV FINISH. BLACK INNER BAGS
3. AN A4 PRINTED BOOKLET - - CONTAINS A REVIEW / HISTORY / APPRECIATION BY DAVE QUANTICK PLUS LYRICS
4. SIGNED PETE SHELLEY COLOUR PHOTO

TRACK LISTINGS

HOMOSAPIEN
VAREPLP 001

SIDE ONE

  1. HOMOSAPIEN
  2. YESTERDAY’S NOT HERE
  3. I GENERATE A FEELING
  4. KEATS SONG
  5. QU’EST QUE C’EST QUE CA 

SIDE TWO

  1. I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS
  2. GUESS I MUST HAVE BEEN IN LOVE WITH MYSELF
  3. PUSHER  MAN
  4. JUST ONE OF THOSE AFFAIRS
  5. IT’S HARD ENOUGH KNOWING

XL1
VAREPLP 002

SIDE ONE

    1. TELEPHONE OPERATOR
    2. IF YOU ASK ME (I WONT SAY NO)
    3. WHAT WAS HEAVEN?
    4. YOU KNOW BETTER THAN I KNOW
    5. TWILIGHT

SIDE TWO

    1. (MILLIONS OF PEOPLE) NO ONE LIKE YOU
    2. MANY A TIME
    3. I JUST WANNA TOUCH
    4. YOU AND I
    5. XL1

EXTRA TRACKS AND DUB MIX LP
VAREPLP 003

SIDE ONE

  1. HOMOSAPIEN DUB
  2. MAXINE
  3. WITNESS THE CHANGE
  4. IN LOVE WITH SOMEBODY ELSE
  5. LOVE IN VAIN
  6. QU’EST QUE C’EST QUE CA (FLEXI DUB)

SIDE TWO

  1. WITNESS THE CHANGE / I DON’T KNOW WHAT IT IS (DUB MIX)
  2. MANY A TIME (DUB)
  3. TELEPHONE OPERATOR / I JUST WANNA TOUCH / IF YOU ASK ME (I WON’T SAY NO) / (MILLIONS OF PEOPLE) NO ONE LIKE YOU [DUB MIX]



BACKGROUND: In 1982 one of the most extraordinary and influential albums of its era was released. Named HOMOSAPIEN, after the brilliant single that preceded and defined it, the album marked both the end of the second pop star incarnation of Buzzcocks, the punk band led by Shelley that was both punk and transcended punk, and the beginning of Pete Shelley’s innovative career. In 1981, Shelley was searching for a new sound and by chance Buzzcocks’ producer Martin Rushent already had one. Rushent’s new studio Genetic was equipped with synthesisers, drum machines, and all the hardware of the new technology which would come to define 80's pop. However at this point hardly anyone was making this new music. Shelley and Rushent were PIONEERS. In a spirit of experiment and enthusiasm Shelley and Rushent recorded the album at Rushent’s purpose built GENETIC STUDIOS. The album was recorded throughout 1981 creating a new sonic world. Despite Radio 1 thinking it was too risky for daytime play it was a big success internationally, particularly in North America, Australia, Japan and the UK. The follow-up album to Homosapien, XL1, was no disappointment either. In 1983 Pete and Martin reconvened to make XL1 with new technology including a locked groove featuring the loading info for a ZX Spectrum. XL1 was a further step on for Shelley and featured one of the best singles of his career - the snarling, relentless Telephone Operator. The album is both more rocky and more electronic than its predecessor, paving the way not just for melodic synthpop but also the “dance rock” which would dominate the 80's. The pair of them used their imaginative talents to such a degree that their 12” mixes, dubs and instrumentals pushed boundaries. After the release of XL1 Pete Shelley continued his solo career before creating a new incarnation of The Buzzcocks which exists today. Martin Rushent died in 2011, leaving behind a legacy of music, hits and innovation. Nearly 40 years on, thanks to the talents of Pete Shelley and Martin Rushent, the music still sounds fantastic.