Four CD box. Having created a grassroots buzz with their homemade proto-power pop classic Black Vinyl Shoes, Illinois band Shoes duly attracted major label interest, and they signed to Elektra in early 1979. Over the next three years they released a triptych of classic pop albums - Present Tense, Tongue Twister, and Boomerang - and a clutch of Wurlitzer-worthy seven-inch nuggets that should have catapulted them to fame, fortune and all manner of related excess. Sadly, however, they never quite made the leap from critics' darlings to Top Thirty success, and the band were obliged to settle for enduring cult status as power pop avatars. But while rock-star level fame and fortune never quite came their way, Shoes do have the considerable consolation of knowing that their body of work has stood the test of time far better than many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. This anthology of the band's recordings for Elektra, fleshed out with a swathe of pre-album demos, lost songs, alternative versions and live tracks dating from the same period, is a veritable smorgasbord of perfect pop from a time when Shoes were genuine contenders for rock's glittering prizes. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, Elektrafied contains a 32 page booklet that features rare photos and a new 10,000 essay on the band's adventures during their sojourn with Elektra.
Four CD box. Having created a grassroots buzz with their homemade proto-power pop classic Black Vinyl Shoes, Illinois band Shoes duly attracted major label interest, and they signed to Elektra in early 1979. Over the next three years they released a triptych of classic pop albums - Present Tense, Tongue Twister, and Boomerang - and a clutch of Wurlitzer-worthy seven-inch nuggets that should have catapulted them to fame, fortune and all manner of related excess. Sadly, however, they never quite made the leap from critics' darlings to Top Thirty success, and the band were obliged to settle for enduring cult status as power pop avatars. But while rock-star level fame and fortune never quite came their way, Shoes do have the considerable consolation of knowing that their body of work has stood the test of time far better than many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. This anthology of the band's recordings for Elektra, fleshed out with a swathe of pre-album demos, lost songs, alternative versions and live tracks dating from the same period, is a veritable smorgasbord of perfect pop from a time when Shoes were genuine contenders for rock's glittering prizes. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, Elektrafied contains a 32 page booklet that features rare photos and a new 10,000 essay on the band's adventures during their sojourn with Elektra.
5013929109193

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 04/03/2020
UPC: 5013929109193

Elektrafied: Elektra Years 1979-1982 (Uk)
Artist: Shoes
Format: CD
New: Available 33.99
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DISC: 1

1. Tomorrow Night
2. Too Late
3. Hangin' Around With You
4. Your Very Eyes
5. In My Arms Again
6. Somebody Has What I Had
7. Now And Then
8. Every Girl
9. I Don't Miss You 1
10. Cruel You 1
11. Three Times: See Me/Say It/Listen 1
12. I Don't Wanna Hear It 1
13. Tomorrow Night 1
14. Too Late 1
15. Hangin' Around With You 1
16. Your Very Eyes 1
17. In My Arms Again 1
18. Somebody Has What I Had 1
19. Now And Then 2
20. Every Girl 2
21. I Don't Miss You 2
22. Cruel You 2
23. Three Times: See Me/Say It/Listen 2
24. I Don't Wanna Hear It 2
25. Your Imagination 2
26. Burned Out Love 2
27. The Things You Do 2
28. Only In My Sleep 2
29. Karen 3
30. She Satisfies 3
31. Girls Of Today 3
32. Hopin' She's The One 3
33. When It Hits 3
34. Yes Or No 3
35. Found A Girl 3
36. Hate To Run 3
37. Time To Make It 3
38. Burned Out Love 3
39. The Things You Do 4
40. Only In My Sleep 4
41. Karen 4
42. She Satisfies 4
43. Girls Of Today 4
44. Hopin' She's The One 4
45. When It Hits 4
46. Yes Or No 4
47. Found A Girl 4
48. Hate To Run 4
49. In Her Shadow 5
50. Curiosity 5
51. Mayday 5
52. Too Soon 5
53. Double Talk 5
54. The Summer Rain 5
55. Under The Gun 5
56. The Tube 5
57. What Love Means 5
58. Bound To Be A Reason 5
59. Shake It Away 6
60. Tested Charms 6
61. In Her Shadow (Demo Version 2) 6
62. Curiosity 6
63. Mayday 6
64. Too Soon 6
65. Double Talk 6
66. The Summer Rain 6
67. Under The Gun 6
68. What Love Means 6
69. The Tube 7
70. Bound To Be A Reason 7
71. Shake It Away 7
72. Tested Charms 7
73. Jet Set (Manor Version) 7
74. Ever Again 7
75. Take You Away (Demo Version 1) 7
76. See Me (1st Demo) 7
77. Jet Set (Demo Version 1) 7
78. In Her Shadow (Demo Version 1) 7
79. A Voice Inside Me (Demo Version 1) 8
80. Take You Away (Demo Version 2) 8
81. Karen (Acoustic Demo) 8
82. Jet Set (Demo Version 2) 8
83. A Voice Inside Me (Demo Version 2) 8
84. I Wanna Give It To You 8
85. Too Late 8
86. Hangin' Around With You 8
87. Cruel You 8
88. In My Arms Again 8
89. She Satisfies 9
90. Hate To Run

More Info:

Four CD box. Having created a grassroots buzz with their homemade proto-power pop classic Black Vinyl Shoes, Illinois band Shoes duly attracted major label interest, and they signed to Elektra in early 1979. Over the next three years they released a triptych of classic pop albums - Present Tense, Tongue Twister, and Boomerang - and a clutch of Wurlitzer-worthy seven-inch nuggets that should have catapulted them to fame, fortune and all manner of related excess. Sadly, however, they never quite made the leap from critics' darlings to Top Thirty success, and the band were obliged to settle for enduring cult status as power pop avatars. But while rock-star level fame and fortune never quite came their way, Shoes do have the considerable consolation of knowing that their body of work has stood the test of time far better than many of their more commercially successful contemporaries. This anthology of the band's recordings for Elektra, fleshed out with a swathe of pre-album demos, lost songs, alternative versions and live tracks dating from the same period, is a veritable smorgasbord of perfect pop from a time when Shoes were genuine contenders for rock's glittering prizes. Housed in a stylish clamshell box, Elektrafied contains a 32 page booklet that features rare photos and a new 10,000 essay on the band's adventures during their sojourn with Elektra.