Creation Records anthology on the way
Creation Records was one of the highest profile independent labels of the 80s and 90s, born in the post-punk era and progressing to define the Britpop generation. The label evolved out of a hip London club night and won the plaudits with a string of limited edition 7” singles and a handful of albums – including the acclaimed debut ‘Upside Down’ byThe Jesus & Mary Chain. During this period 1983-1985, the label also issued vinyl by Primal Scream (their debut 45), The Pastels, The Bodines, The Loft, The Membranes and The Jasmine Minks.
Creation Artifact is the first comprehensive box set devoted to the early years of Creation Records. Housed in a lavish ‘book’ set, the anthology contains two discs comprising early A and B sides, a third CD of rarities and album tracks, another comprising previously unissued demos and a fifth disc of rare BBC sessions. This follows a similarly-packaged 10 x 7” vinyl box set issued for Record Store Day 2015.
The set features rare memorabilia, a 12,000-word essay from journalist Neil Taylor, band biographies, personal reminiscences and numerous archive finds. It's available from 25th September.