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• Fronted by glamorous singer Anne-Marie Hurst, The Skeletal Family were at the forefront of the Goth Rock movement of the 1980s.
• Compiled with the full involvement of the band, who have opened up their archives for the project, this 5-CD set boasts all of the Skeletal Family’s independent recordings for the Red Rhino label between 1983 and 1985.
• Both of the band’s albums Burning Oil and Futile Combat are included, alongside all their non-album singles, B-sides and rare compilation appearances.
• For the first time, many of the band’s unissued BBC sessions for John Peel, Kid Jensen and Janice Long are also included.
• The fourth disc concentrates on live material, drawn principally from a show at Folkestone Peter Pipers (01-03-84) and a later show with Anne-Marie’s replacement Katrina Phillips. It culminates with a version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Knocking On Heaven’s Door’, with guests Andrew Eldritch (Sisters Of Mercy) and Wayne Hussey (The Mission).
• The fifth and final CD boasts a clutch of demos of previously unissued, brand new songs by the modern-day Skeletal Family, alongside earlier demos and some live reunion material.
NB: This product is released 29th January 2016 and will not be dispatched until this date.
 
Track Listing:
 
DISC ONE
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
1. LIES (Demo)
2. TREES
3.JUST A FRIEND
4. THE NIGHT
5. WAITING HERE (B-Side Version)
6. SHE CRIES ALONE (12” Version)
7. THE WIND BLOWS
8. ETERNAL
9.SO SURE
10.RITUAL
11.BURNING OIL
12. AND I
13. 11:15
14. SOMEONE NEW
15.BLACK JU JU
16. WOMAN AND CHILD
17. SHE CRIES ALONE (7” Version)
18. WAITING HERE (Alt Vsn)
19. THE NIGHT (Alternative Vsn)
20. TREES (Flexible Response Vsn)
 
DISC TWO
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
1. SO SURE (12” Version)
2. BATMAN
3. PROMISED LAND (12” Version)
4. STAND BY ME
5. HANDS ON THE CLOCK
6. MOVE
7. THIS TIME
8. DON’T BE DENIED
9. FAR & NEAR
10. NO CHANCE
11. STREETLIGHT
12. SHE CRIES ALONE
13. WHAT HAPPENED?
14. PROMISED LAND
15. PUPPETS (Alternative Version)
16. GUILT
17. WALTZ
 
DISC THREE
BBC SESSIONS
John Peel – 19/05/83
1. BLACK JU-JU
2. THE WIND BLOWS
3. SOMEONE NEW
4. AND I
Kid Jensen – 30/04/84
5. DON’T BE DENIED
6. 11:15
7. BURNING OIL
8. PROMISED LAND
John Peel – 08/10/84
9. FAR AND NEAR
10. HANDS ON THE CLOCK
11. MOVE ON
12. NO CHANCE
Janice Long – 19/03/85
13. WALTZ
14. MIXED FEELINGS
15. WATCH ME
16. TREES
Janice Long – 25/11/85
17. WHAT GOES UP
18. RESTLESS
19. SPLIT HIM IN TWO
20. THE WIZARD
 
DISC FOUR
LIVE
1.DECEPTION
2. SO SURE
3. RITUAL
4. BURNING OIL
5. DON’T BE DENIED
6. AND I / TREES
7. SOMEONE NEW
8. BLACK JUJU
9. WAITING HERE
10. SHE CRIES ALONE
11. THE WIND BLOWS
12. BURNING OIL
13. FULL CIRCLE (Alias THIS TIME)
14. MOVE
15. THE NIGHT
16. PROMISED LAND
17. RESTLESS
18. WATCH ME
19. THE WIZARD
20. KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
(with Andrew Eldritch and Wayne Hussey)
DISC FIVE
DEMOS
1. DON’T LET GO *
2. TIME’S RUNNING OUT *
3. WHEN I CALL *
4. ONLY FOR YOU *
5. SO SURE (by The Elements)
6. AGE OF CONSENT
7. LOST AND FOUND
8. MAKING WAVES
9. NOW
10. PUT IT IN BROWN
11. SPLIT HIM IN TWO
12. WIZARD
BONUS LIVE REUNION TRACKS:
13. SHE CRIES ALONE
14. DON’T LET GO
15. MOVE
16. HANDS OF THE CLOCK
17. SO SURE
18. PROMISED LAND
* Brand new 2015 Demos
DISC ONE
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
1. LIES (Demo)
2. TREES
3.JUST A FRIEND
4. THE NIGHT
5. WAITING HERE (B-Side Version)
6. SHE CRIES ALONE (12” Version)
7. THE WIND BLOWS
8. ETERNAL
9.SO SURE
10.RITUAL
11.BURNING OIL
12. AND I
13. 11:15
14. SOMEONE NEW
15.BLACK JU JU
16. WOMAN AND CHILD
17. SHE CRIES ALONE (7” Version)
18. WAITING HERE (Alt Vsn)
19. THE NIGHT (Alternative Vsn)
20. TREES (Flexible Response Vsn)

DISC TWO
ORIGINAL RECORDINGS
1. SO SURE (12” Version)
2. BATMAN
3. PROMISED LAND (12” Version)
4. STAND BY ME
5. HANDS ON THE CLOCK
6. MOVE
7. THIS TIME
8. DON'T BE DENIED
9. FAR & NEAR
10. NO CHANCE
11. STREETLIGHT
12. SHE CRIES ALONE
13. WHAT HAPPENED?
14. PROMISED LAND
15. PUPPETS (Alternative Version)
16. GUILT
17. WALTZ

DISC THREE
BBC SESSIONS
John Peel - 19/05/83
1. BLACK JU-JU
2. THE WIND BLOWS
3. SOMEONE NEW
4. AND I
Kid Jensen - 30/04/84
5. DON'T BE DENIED
6. 11:15
7. BURNING OIL
8. PROMISED LAND
John Peel - 08/10/84
9. FAR AND NEAR
10. HANDS ON THE CLOCK
11. MOVE ON
12. NO CHANCE
Janice Long - 19/03/85
13. WALTZ
14. MIXED FEELINGS
15. WATCH ME
16. TREES
Janice Long - 25/11/85
17. WHAT GOES UP
18. RESTLESS
19. SPLIT HIM IN TWO
20. THE WIZARD

DISC FOUR
LIVE
1.DECEPTION
2. SO SURE
3. RITUAL
4. BURNING OIL
5. DON’T BE DENIED
6. AND I / TREES
7. SOMEONE NEW
8. BLACK JUJU
9. WAITING HERE
10. SHE CRIES ALONE
11. THE WIND BLOWS
12. BURNING OIL
13. FULL CIRCLE (Alias THIS TIME)
14. MOVE
15. THE NIGHT
16. PROMISED LAND
17. RESTLESS
18. WATCH ME
19. THE WIZARD
20. KNOCKING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR
(with Andrew Eldritch and Wayne Hussey)

DISC FIVE
DEMOS
1. DON’T LET GO *
2. TIME’S RUNNING OUT *
3. WHEN I CALL *
4. ONLY FOR YOU *
5. SO SURE (by The Elements)
6. AGE OF CONSENT
7. LOST AND FOUND
8. MAKING WAVES
9. NOW
10. PUT IT IN BROWN
11. SPLIT HIM IN TWO
12. WIZARD
BONUS LIVE REUNION TRACKS:
13. SHE CRIES ALONE
14. DON’T LET GO
15. MOVE
16. HANDS OF THE CLOCK
17. SO SURE
18. PROMISED LAND

* Brand new 2015 Demos
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