All beginnings start with a name. And so, in October 1989, Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Damon Minchella and Oscar Harrison sat down together, chose their three favourite words, arranged them in a satisfactory order and became Ocean Colour Scene. Thirty-five years on, and Ocean Colour Scene are still together: making music and regularly selling out huge concert halls across the country. They have the support of an extraordinarily dedicated and loyal fan base who cherish their music and hold close to their hearts a lifetime of memories supporting the group.
Demon Music’s continues the ongoing celebration of one of Britain’s finest bands with boxset no.3 which focuses on a period from the bands illustrious career and pull together their studio albums in one concise vinyl box. This period - 2005 to 2013 - includes four magnificent studios albums A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad (2005), On The Leyline (2007), Saturday (2010) and Painting (2013).
A Hyperactive Workout For The Flying Squad produced by Dave Eringa, includes popular singles “Free My Name” & “This Day Should Last Forever” as well as a cover version of George Harrison’s "Wah Wah“ and "Waving Not Drowning" featuring Paul Weller on guitar, and Jools Holland on piano and Hammond organ. On The Leyline sees OCS breaking free of their comfort zone at every turn. If first single 'I Told You So' is a jangle-pop classic in the spirit of “You Got It Bad”, “On the Leyline” boasts an experimental side too. The caustic “Mr Brown” ("You promised us the earth/So you could let us down") set to a jaunty calypso, whilst the sublime “These Days” sees Steve supply lead vocals on a psychedelic excursion reminiscent of Buffalo Springfield's “Everyday”. OCS ninth studio album Saturday continues this psychedelic exploration featuring singles “Saturday” and “Magic Carpet Days”, produced by Gavin Monaghan (The Editors & The Twang). Finishing off this set is the tenth studio album Painting; an album that is a representation of all that is great about British rock; anthems, heartfelt ballads and weird, left-of-middle psychedelic wigouts. Quite simply, Painting is another great record from one of Britain finest bands.
Put together in full coordination with the band, all of these albums have been remastered by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering and now pressed on 140g colour vinyl and complete with limited signed print.
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