The Stone Roses, JMC, Charlatans for ‘Brit Box’

Star-studded UK compilation due out this fall

A four-CD compilation featuring 78 seminal UK bands including The Smiths, The Stone Roses, The Jesus And Mary Chain, Primal Scream, The Charlatans, Ride, and Cocteau Twins is due to be released Stateside this fall.

‘The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze, and Brit Pop Gems of the Last Millennium’ is due out on October 2 via Rhino and includes recordings from 1985-2000.

Also featuring on the compilation are Happy Mondays, Lush, Suede, My Bloody Valentine, and several other noteworthy bands of the era.


The box will come packaged in a 6″ x 12″ recreation of a traditional English phone booth, and will include an 80-page booklet filled with photos and interviews with producers Stephen Street and Alan Moulder as well as tastemaking DJ Rodney Bingenheimer.

The tracklstings are:

Disc 1

The Smiths -‘How Soon Is Now?’

Cocteau Twins -‘Lorelei’

Felt -‘Primitive Painters’


Shop Assistants -‘Somewhere In China’

The Mighty Lemon Drops -‘My Biggest Thrill’

The Cure -‘Just Like Heaven’

Echo & The Bunnymen -‘Lips Like Sugar’

The Jesus And Mary Chain -‘April Skies’

Spacemen 3 -‘Walkin’ With Jesus (Sound Of Confusion)’

The Primitives -‘Crash’

The Wonder Stuff -‘Unbearable’

The Stone Roses -‘She Bangs The Drums’

The Charlatans UK -‘The Only One I Know’

Happy Mondays -‘Step On’

Primal Scream -‘Loaded’ [single version]

Inspiral Carpets -‘This Is How It Feels’

The Trash Can Sinatras -‘Obscurity Knocks’

The La’s -‘There She Goes’

The Sundays -‘Here’s Where The Story Ends’

Disc 2

Ride -‘Vapour Trail’

Pale Saints -‘Sight Of You’

My Bloody Valentine -‘Only Shallow’

Lush -‘For Love’

The Telescopes -‘Flying’

Chapterhouse -‘Pearl’

Catherine Wheel -‘I Want To Touch You’

Bleach -‘Trip & Slide’

Curve -‘Coast Is Clear’

Five Thirty -‘You’

Moose -‘This River Will Never Run Dry’

The Family Cat -‘(Thought I’d Died) And Gone To Heaven’

The Dylans -‘(Don’t Cut Me Down) Mary Quant In Blue’

Thousand Yard Stare -‘0-0 A.E.T. (No Score After Extra Time)’

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin -‘Grey Cell Green’

Birdland -‘Shoot You Down’

Manic Street Preachers -‘Stay Beautiful’

Teenage Fanclub -‘Star Sign’

Disc 3

Suede -‘Metal Mickey’

Swervedriver -‘Duel’ [radio edit]

Eugenius -‘Breakfast’

Superstar -‘Barfly’

New Order -‘Regret’

James -‘Laid’

Nick Heyward -‘Kite’

The Boo Radleys -‘Lazarus’

Saint Etienne -‘You’re In A Bad Way’

Stereolab -‘Wow & Flutter’

Blur -‘Tracy Jacks’

Oasis -‘Live Forever’

Pulp -‘Common People’

These Animal Men -‘Speeed King’

Mega City Four -‘Wallflower’

Echobelly -‘Insomniac’

Gene -‘Sleep Well Tonight’

Menswear -‘Sleeping In’

Supergrass -‘Alright’

Cast -‘Alright’

Elastica -‘Stutter’

Disc 4

Dodgy -‘In A Room’

Ash -‘Girl From Mars’

Sleeper -‘Sale Of The Century’

Marion -‘Sleep’

Kula Shaker -‘Tattva’

Ocean Colour Scene -‘The Riverboat Song’

Babybird -‘You’re Gorgeous’

The Bluetones -‘Slight Return’

Super Furry Animals -‘Something 4 The Weekend’

The Divine Comedy -‘Something For The Weekend’

Cornershop -‘Brimful Of Asha’

Silver Sun -‘Service’

Spiritualized -‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’

Mansun -‘Wide Open Space’

Hurricane #1 -‘Step Into My World’

The Verve -‘Lucky Man’

Rialto -‘Untouchable’

Catatonia -‘Mulder And Scully’

Placebo -‘You Don’t Care About Us’

Gay Dad -‘Oh Jim’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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