“Harmony In My Head: UK Power Pop & New Wave 1977-81” CHERRY RED
October 26. Harmony In My Head is another of Cherry Red’s celebrations of a bygone era - this time, the boom in Power Pop and New Wave which followed the Punk explosion in 1977. This 3CD box set spins off the success of the 4CD compilation Action Time Vision (2016), which documented Punk on independent labels. The collection includes many of the New Wave/Power Pop scene’s biggest hitters alongside the more melodic Punk bands. Name acts include Elvis Costello, Squeeze, Buzzcocks, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Nick Lowe, The Jags and Wreckless Eric, who are joined by other less successful but nevertheless key players, as well as a host of rare 45s on tiny labels, many of which have never been on CD before. The deluxe 3CD clamshell package includes a weighty booklet full of illustrations, with a 12,000-word sleeve-note incorporating band-by-band biographies by compiler David Wells.