VALENTINE DISMAY FOR McGEE

The former label boss is forced to ditch the three tracks chosen for the retrospective...

ALAN McGEE has expressed his dismay at three My Bloody Valentine tracks being dropped from the forthcoming CREATION RECORDS ‘Best Of…’ compilation.

The tracks, ‘You Made Me Realise’, ‘Soon’, and ‘Sometimes’ were removed from the album – which was compiled by Creation founder and now Poptones boss Alan McGee – because they could not be cleared in time for its October 23 release.

McGee told nme.com: “I selected the three MBV tracks as I think they are probably my favourite Creation band ever. I think there is a bit of a difference of opinion between Sony and Kevin Shields over compilation rights, that’s why Sony pulled the tracks. It’s not my fight as they’re Kevin and Sony‘s master-tapes.

“Musically speaking, of course I wanted them on the album, but on this occasion it’s not my fight. I wish ‘Soon’ was on it but it’s beyond my control this time.”

The three songs which will replace the MBV tracks are still being decided upon, but one is likely to be Primal Scream‘s ‘Loaded’.

Today, indie fans have shared McGee‘s disappointment. One contacted nme.com to comment: “They are a pivotal part of the Creation history, every bit as important as Oasis. They may not have sold as many records, but they have had an immense influence on so many bands. It won’t be complete without them.”