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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Win a new Brit Box compilation, and listen to the re-formed Verve in Blackpool

New contest! This one tails nicely on the heels of my anglophile's paradise post last month about the Britpop movement. If you find yourself with some UK-centric leanings in your musical selections, here's a new box set you might wanna throw down for.

The Brit Box: U.K. Indie, Shoegaze And Brit-Pop Gems Of The Last Millenium is out this week on Rhino Records, collecting 78 songs out of Britain from 1984 to present that celebrate "the essence of cool."

I have one box set to give away! In rad packaging, you'll get:

-DISC ONE: 1984-1990. Early modern British influencers like Stones Roses, Happy Mondays, Jesus & Mary Chain, The Smiths, Primal Scream
-DISC TWO: 1990-1993. The hazy shimmer of the shoegaze movement is traced through acts like Ride, My Bloody Valentine, and The Telescopes
-DISC THREE: 1994-1995. Britpop explodes in a crushing supernova. Oasis, Blur, Pulp, Elastica etc.
-DISC FOUR: 1995-present. Where we're going - Ash, The Verve, Super Furry Animals, Mansun, Placebo and more

The 80-page liner note booklet comes with with interviews, memories and essays from Creation Records founder Alan McGee, seminal producers Stephen Street and Alan Moulder and an assortment of artists. Full tracklist here.

To celebrate the release of this box set, vLES (a "virtual Lower East Side" web community set up by MTV) has some special programming this week. Brett Anderson of Suede will be on MTV's Subterranean tonight to talk about the Brit Box, and on Monday vLES will have an online "Britpop Round Table" streaming from the Bowery Ballroom with Rob Sheffield from Rolling Stone (who wrote this excellent 'lil book), Rob Dickinson of Catherine Wheel (who I tragically omitted from my last Britpop post) and John Hagelston from Rhino Records. Check here for a full list of the other Brit-centric programming this week.

So, they offered me one box set to either keep, or for contesting. Do not ever say I don't love you: leave me a comment to win my promo copy of the Brit Box set!

And to wrap up the last contest before we move it along: Aikin from Licorice Pizza was picked as the random winner of the NYC DVD set. Thanks for all the wonderful stories.
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Speaking of awesome music wafting from across the Atlantic, how 'bout that re-formed Verve? They've now hit the road, back together in the original lineup, and just completed six shows earlier this month in the UK.

Since the odds of them coming through the U.S. seem to be about the same odds I get on a Stereophonics tour, I have to satisfy myself with reading what folks said about the experience, and trolling YouTube for hazy cellphone video clips. From the moment they first took the stage on Night One in Glasgow, they've been playing some seriously rad sets. This vantage point makes me tingle (from the second night in Glasgow):



And listening to this boot from a few nights later at the Empress Ballroom in Blackpool does nothing short of give me little frissons of excitement up and down my spine - hear the crowd sing along with Sonnet, or the wild roar that greets Bittersweet Symphony.

THE VERVE
LIVE AT THE EMPRESS BALLROOM
BLACKPOOL NOV 6, 2007

[Thanks to taper: Pete Bullock]

This Is Music
Space and Time
Gravity Grave
Weeping Willow
Life's An Ocean
Sonnet
Sit And Wonder (new song)
Velvet Morning
Already There
Stormy Clouds
Let The Damage Begin (b-side)
On Your Own
The Rolling People
The Drugs Don't Work
Bittersweet Symphony
A Man Called Sun
History
Lucky Man
Come On

ZIP: VERVE BLACKPOOL SHOW


And a bit of scene-setting from someone lucky enough to be there:

I was at [the Blackpool show] - arrived just in time to hear 'Mad Richard' announce 'This Is Music'... It was great to finally see the band in their original conception- no extra guitarist, no string section.

What was even more impressive was the fact that so much 1st & 2nd album stuff was on the set...even ON YOUR OWN & MAN CALLED SUN (personal faves). One could argue that a mediocre, crowd satisfying 'last album' set would have been enough. But could you really have seen Nick McCabe agreeing to re-form for that kinda live package???!!

Must say [the Empress is] the best venue for this type of gig. Ok the acoustics are not entirely set out for rock bands but the surroundings always make gigs at the Empress very unique. There's also that 'outta town' mentality where a band has purposely avoided the more suitable venues within the vicinity (Manchester Apollo/Uni, Liverpool Uni) and gone with the face of Seasides past 'Blackpool'-not to mention the sprung floor!...magical!

Overall a grand night had by all...now lets see how the bigger gigs go next year!

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104 Comments:

At November 18, 2007 4:04 PM, Blogger sean witzke said...

Wow, that looks amazing - especially the shoegaze disc.

 
At November 18, 2007 4:15 PM, Blogger greenlady16 said...

oh my gosh the Brit Box track list looks amazing!

 
At November 18, 2007 4:35 PM, Anonymous tim said...

I am raising my hand wildly to be considered for the box set. Pick me!

 
At November 18, 2007 4:46 PM, Blogger scaredypants said...

Hey Heather, Daniel the San Mateo delivery Driver here. Thanks so very much for The Verve bootleg download.It will definately make the morning slog through the Highway 101 corridor a bit more palatable tomorrow...esp since it is going to be raining. Also put my name in the hopper for the Britbox,please. I am so very fortunate to have seen most of these bands as they swept through San Francisco (Bimbo's,Bottom of the Hill,Slim's)in the Britpop Heyday.Just to have them all in one package would be awesome.
BTW:Freerice.com is damn addictive!!

 
At November 18, 2007 5:02 PM, Blogger Ekko said...

Here's my comment. You should pick me because you've never picked me before. Ever.

ekalett(at)yahoo(dot)com

 
At November 18, 2007 5:22 PM, Anonymous Vitor said...

Is this contest open to foreign people? If so here I am!!!
Amazing Bands in those Cd's

Congratulations nice blog ...found it when searching for a Jeff Buckley song with Liz Fraser.

 
At November 18, 2007 5:23 PM, Anonymous Iskra said...

OOOO!!!
OOOO!!!
Miss Heather!!
OOO!!
OOO!!
I never get picked by pretty girls who love music : (

 
At November 18, 2007 5:23 PM, Blogger ruben remus said...

Heather:

I've just discovered My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Ride, etc.

And, my birthday (49th!) is December 9.

So, I hope you will kindly consider me.
Thanks
Peter

 
At November 18, 2007 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've grown tired of my iTunes playlists. i need new (old) music!
sashazarb@gmail.com

 
At November 18, 2007 5:28 PM, Anonymous Brian said...

You should pick me because America.

utprosim2003 at hotmail

 
At November 18, 2007 5:33 PM, Blogger Brent said...

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At November 18, 2007 5:35 PM, Blogger Brent said...

I am desperately throwing my hand up for that box set!

The Smiths, Morrissey, Cornershop, The Stone Roses, The Cure, Jesus and Mary Chain, Blur, The Verve, Oasis, S.F.A., I LOVE these bands. I would literally give my right arm for this box set.

Plus I have already donated 3,290 grains of rice on FreeRice.com.
bcdo_2000@yahoo.com

 
At November 18, 2007 5:40 PM, Blogger Erik said...

Pick me! Pick me! Anyway... the box set looks like the coolest thing to come in a long tall box since those pre-made Jell-o shots. . . wait, those aren't cool.

 
At November 18, 2007 5:57 PM, Blogger marya said...

this is amaaaazing.

 
At November 18, 2007 5:58 PM, Blogger productofgrunge said...

Hey Heather,

The boxset looks sweet for sure, and the contents stir more then a few memories for me. It truly was a great time for British music, and helped shape my musical tastes to those i have today. The whole Indie surge during the 90's was something i embraced and suffered many an insult from the cheesy 90's dance loving fans for. But when faced with the freshness and energy of bands such as Oasis, Blur, The Verve, Pulp, Garbage, Shed 7, the Charlatans and the earlier glory of the likes of the Happy Mondays, Suede and the Smiths.. The Outhere Brothers and Scatman really failed to get me all that excited. I recently got my hands on a copy of the Oasis singles boxset, i'd highly recomend it to any fan of this era of music, as all the best Oasis material came in the form of b-sides (with a few exceptions).

 
At November 18, 2007 6:00 PM, Anonymous Hugo said...

uhhh that would come in hand for my britpop and growing vegetables post-degree thing.. stuff..

haven't listened to the Verve in centuries.. I loved the first Ashcroft solo album.. that was something else!

oh right pick me!
cafesff @ hotmail.com

 
At November 18, 2007 6:35 PM, Blogger Mychelle said...

uh oh! i have to throw my name into the ring for the box set too. i would surely be buying it, but i sadly got laid off from my job... and my music collection is suffering as a result.

whoever wins is a lucky man (or woman!)....

 
At November 18, 2007 6:35 PM, Blogger Billy said...

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At November 18, 2007 6:36 PM, Blogger Billy said...

Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please, please pick me! Your blog is awesome!

 
At November 18, 2007 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather -

That box would be awesome to have. Thanks for your blog and I was sad you left out James and Catherine Wheel in your BritPop Mix (see previous comment on that post).

Your friend,

Neil

 
At November 18, 2007 6:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please pick me. Thank you so much.
-pduthoy(at)yahoo(dot)com

 
At November 18, 2007 7:10 PM, Blogger nightninja56 said...

Wow that is pretty awesome, I've been trying to get into this kind of music for awhile now. This would be awesome to get!!

nightninja56(at)gmail(dot)com

 
At November 18, 2007 7:36 PM, Blogger SilentGeoff said...

Incredible concert and a great post....but then again I expect no less from you....and a great box set put together by Rhino....

 
At November 18, 2007 7:48 PM, Blogger Trellick Tower said...

No Slide Away in that set! My favourite Verve song.

Please consider this my entry too :)

 
At November 18, 2007 7:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm still getting into most of this music in the wake of your first Brit pop post. So, this box would be the ultimate sampler. Consider my hand raised.

Beavis0002(at)aol.com

 
At November 18, 2007 7:59 PM, Blogger Lord Byron said...

thanks for the verve live, it really made my day. you're tops.

 
At November 18, 2007 8:03 PM, Blogger Chase Abner said...

Yes! Please!
chaseabner at hotmail dot com

 
At November 18, 2007 8:16 PM, Anonymous Keau Di said...

Hey Heather- I guess I'm Alright. someday you will find me underneath the landslide...of desperate seekers of the brit box...it would be My Biggest Thrill to listen to it...probably akin to Walkin' with Jesus, or, i dunno, listening to Just Like Honey with Tracy Jacks. Anyhow, Stay Beautiful.

greenhobbes@yahoo.com

 
At November 18, 2007 9:37 PM, Anonymous lauren said...

Holy CRAP, what an awesome contest this is. I'm totally in.

itzd at yahoo dot com

 
At November 18, 2007 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh, I want to enter the boxset contest!!! haha that looks so cool.

mercury51213@hotmail.com

 
At November 18, 2007 10:16 PM, Blogger kingdomforavoice said...

I'd love the brit box.

 
At November 18, 2007 10:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

me me me oooohhhh me!

siiilenttbob(at)gmail.com

 
At November 18, 2007 11:04 PM, Blogger firedande said...

they'll play coachella. the verve.

 
At November 19, 2007 12:01 AM, Anonymous Jamie said...

That looks amazing..

Also, thank you for getting me addicted to freerice.com. My vernacular has been decidedly proliferated.

 
At November 19, 2007 2:39 AM, Anonymous Jamie said...

That looks amazing..

Also, thank you for getting me addicted to freerice.com. My vernacular has been decidedly proliferated.

jamie at jamiebayliss dot com

 
At November 19, 2007 6:39 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

Longtime reader, first time poster... (sounds like a bad radio call-in)... anyways - throwing the proverbial hat in the ring for that sweet bot set... y'know, cuz it's good... n' stuff...

 
At November 19, 2007 6:40 AM, Anonymous Scott said...

(Oops... mbv_ark (at) yahoo.ca)

Thanks!

 
At November 19, 2007 6:46 AM, Anonymous dom said...

despite living moreorless slapbang in the middle of where the music contained within the britbox is from, much of it passed me by the first time around. it took a band the size of oasis to knock some sense into me and stop listening to shite.

sure, it was hard to ignore the smiths, the stone roses, the charlatans, happy mondays and even some of the 'lesser' indie bands of the late 80s/early 90s. a schoolfriend, annie blinkhorn, was always banging on about morrisey and marr (oh how i wish i'd paid attention), and the alien sounds of the indie chart were on the chart show every third week (interspersed by the dance chart and the metal chart).

but it was only when the gallaghers and co. came to my attention in 94/95 that it became a life's purpose to study this glorious noise and i really started to 'get into' music. it wasn't long before i truly discovered the delights of bands like my bloody valentine, the sundays and the la's. and then there was the whirlwind of stuff that followed in the trail left by oasis and blur - supergrass, mansun, cast, the bluetones - and of course there were the hidden bands that oasis helped to expose (which i'm sure would have been massive anyway) - the verve and pulp. it's been onward and upward ever since, and my music taste has evolved magnificently (if i am permitted such self-glorifying remarks).

as an aside, i saw the verve in hamilton, ontario in 1998 at the tail end of their former incarnation. the arena was only half full. i couldn't believe it, here was a band that could sell out this venue easily back home in the north west of blighty, yet this hole was dead. i enjoyed what i saw though, and eventually, in light of their demise, i felt lucky to have even seen one of my favourite bands in the flesh.

the euphoria re-emerged when i found out about the reformation and the blackpool gig (a mere 30 miles away!!) but this didn't last long....i discovered the gigs were taking place the week i was away at disneyland (of all places) with my family. this made me feel old, but probably not as old as about 20million led zep fans!!

 
At November 19, 2007 7:43 AM, Blogger squirrel said...

I love Kate Radley.

 
At November 19, 2007 7:50 AM, Blogger JohnnyHank said...

You like me. You really, really like me.
jhankn@gmail.com

 
At November 19, 2007 7:54 AM, Blogger Wally Bangs said...

I may already have many of the tracks, but to win the Brit Box would be delightful.

 
At November 19, 2007 8:11 AM, Blogger Jamoo said...

Throw my name in the hat, please.

The Onion AV Club recently did a feature about good albums that would have made great EPs. They suggest that "Lucky Man" and "Sonnet" should be left off Urban Hymns.... seems like blasphemy to me.

http://www.avclub.com/content/feature/tighten_up_21_good_albums_that/4

 
At November 19, 2007 8:41 AM, Anonymous Eric said...

I've been an Anglophile since I discovered the Beatles in 1964. I want to win so badly - especially since you got me addicted to freerice.com!
Eric
witchnose at comcast dot net

 
At November 19, 2007 8:45 AM, Blogger Michael said...

How could I not want this box? After all, it has the best Gay Dad song of all time. No? Never mind.
It does have The Pale Saints' "Sight Of You" which is still such an absolutely lovely song that sends shivers up and down my spine...

 
At November 19, 2007 8:54 AM, Blogger jakehutch said...

i want the brit box set...plleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaase!!!!

 
At November 19, 2007 8:59 AM, Anonymous Michael said...

I know you love me, but did you know that I love you? No, really...

Michael
aka sillyboob (at) hot-mail dot com

 
At November 19, 2007 9:38 AM, Blogger bradro said...

What an amazing box set!

-signed- The Boy in the Union Jack boxers

 
At November 19, 2007 10:00 AM, Blogger Natalie said...

Thanks for the Verve tracks. I would very much like that Brit Box set...

 
At November 19, 2007 10:11 AM, Blogger muruch said...

Entering the contest here.

 
At November 19, 2007 10:17 AM, Blogger Sean said...

Great contest, even better blog.

If you are forced to choose between myself and another equally deserving reader and in your infinite wisdom choose to cut the box set in half, I want you to know that I would rather see someone else get the box set before it is split in half.

(That means I'm the winner, right?)

Cheers!

 
At November 19, 2007 10:32 AM, Blogger jane said...

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At November 19, 2007 10:33 AM, Blogger jane said...

I stare at my shoes. My last name is Shew. Can that count for something? Thanks, Heather!

 
At November 19, 2007 11:04 AM, Blogger WS Townhouse said...

I heart the verve.

 
At November 19, 2007 11:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Heather. You are generous. Love your blog like kate moss loves crack. Check it every day. It's the kind of blog I would like to write, if I had time and talent. Count me in for the contest!

joel
jnelson@huronregional.org

 
At November 19, 2007 11:46 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

You're my favorite music blogger. Hands down. I loooooove you.

jen(at)ozawa(dot)org

 
At November 19, 2007 12:01 PM, Blogger David said...

Great boot! Raises hand for inclusion in box set giveaway!

 
At November 19, 2007 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather,

Happy Almost turkey Day!! Always been a fan of Brit Pop.

Kev in St. Louis

newtonkevin@yahoo.com

 
At November 19, 2007 1:02 PM, Anonymous kneedeepinthesea said...

s'il te plait?
-kelly
kmbehm at lclark.edu

 
At November 19, 2007 1:04 PM, Blogger The CZA said...

Consider me interested...

Also, that verve bootleg sounds amazing. With MBV, The Verve (and I guess Swervedriver?) getting back together, I need only hope for the inevitable Stone Roses reunion to happen so that I can pretend it is 1992 again (only I won't be 14 years old this time!)

 
At November 19, 2007 3:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you ask any of the presidential contenders, they're all saying that 9/11 said you should pick me.

Trampus!

trampus(at)gogtt(dot)net

 
At November 19, 2007 3:38 PM, Anonymous Christian said...

Your blog is excellent and I would love to get my hands on that boxset.
Peace.

Hear my voice in your head and think of me kindly.

 
At November 19, 2007 3:39 PM, Anonymous Christian said...

Hear my voice in your head and think of my kindly.
vaiciusc@yahoo.com

 
At November 19, 2007 3:46 PM, Blogger chris said...

Holy Crap. Thanks for this. Saw Verve at the Bill Graham Civic in like 97, but of course it was the version with a guitar tech subbing for McCabe. They can make it this way again, can't they? Coachella, anyone?

(And yes, put me down for that boxed set. Glee!)

 
At November 19, 2007 4:00 PM, Blogger EDMUND MCCOMAS said...

nice post! Beer, ramen noodles, and The Stone Roses were all I lived on in college! Pick me! Pick me!

 
At November 19, 2007 4:10 PM, Blogger Jon said...

Hi there Heather.

Well, the two stand-out tracks for me, personally, are "This River Never Will Run Dry" by Moose, and "0-0 AET" by Thousand Yard Stare. Those two *really* take me back to my teenage years, on the South Coast of the England, circa 1992.

I'm now living 19,000kms and 15 years away, here in Christchurch, New Zealand, where the music is more, erm, "Pacific", and a lot less twangly guitars...

I'd love to be a proud owner of that box-set.

Cheers,

Jon

(jon.pawley at gmail.com)

 
At November 19, 2007 4:23 PM, Blogger SaraJane said...

*jumps up and down* ooh, ooh, ooh! *waves hand wildly in the air* You bloody well should choose me, mate!

 
At November 19, 2007 4:32 PM, Blogger Jane said...

Oh. My.God. Acoustic Mainline Live on Saturday night and now this? Its like god is rewarding my britpop love by bringing it all back again. I probably already own every single album they used to cobble togethr this box set but no matter.....it is still a must have. me please!

 
At November 19, 2007 4:47 PM, Blogger Kentucky said...

Thanks for turning me on to so much new music. Diggin Superdrag thanks to your blog. You know... a man can only listen to so many Miles Davis box sets. So the Brit Box would get many spins if it found it's way to Belle Plaine, KS.

 
At November 19, 2007 6:45 PM, Blogger HappyParts said...

Wow- thanks for this post-
really can't wait to hear new music
from one of the best bands ever-
Thanks.

cs

 
At November 19, 2007 6:54 PM, Anonymous Lubenow said...

Almost as cool as those recently surfaced Parklife demos (http://sendmedeadflowers.com/labels/parklife%20demos.html)

 
At November 19, 2007 7:27 PM, Blogger John Vollaro said...

Heather-
one of my fave docs of all time is "live forever", if you haven't seen it, check it out. Also, check out the "last party" a great book about the rise and fall of brit pop and tony blair. oh and 2 other great reads, "3862 days" great bio of blur, and "getting high-the adventures of oasis". all 3 are great books and fantastic insight into all things britpop.
What else? i've seen elastica, pulp, blur, oasis, suede, catherine wheel, babybird, verve ans ned's atomic dustbin live and to this day still believe that yes, i can be both a blur and oasis fan at the same time.
oh, and phonogram, a great 6 part comic that came out this year that told the story of britpop, with glossary! highly recommended.
so all in all, i'm your britpop fan of the day and would love the britpop boxset.
did i mention your site is fantastic and i check it daily?

thanks for all the hardwork, and if i don't win, thanks for the chance.

-john a.k.a supashoppa@hotmail.com (which has been my hotmail account name since 1997 and also happens to be the name of a blur b-side!)

 
At November 19, 2007 7:27 PM, Blogger vklj said...

whoa, this looks nice. "common people" changed my life

 
At November 19, 2007 7:38 PM, Blogger Adam said...

wow, a box set and all i have to do is leave a cute little comment. that's rocksors.

on a side note, props on the love is a mixtape review. i bought the book immediately (while perhaps hours later) when i saw a mention of it in some issue or another of rolling stone. it sounded eerily similar to a life i have lead. happily (and of course unhappily) it was. i tend to lean towards happily.

 
At November 19, 2007 7:42 PM, Blogger perch15 said...

September 1, 1993. Three days before my birthday. 14 years old. Present? One ticket to see Suede at St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI. By myself. Awesome. And then...show canceled.

1995 - The Verve is touring on A Northern Soul. They are ready to play St. Andrews Hall. I have tickets. And then they break up. Shows are rescheduled and new tickets are necessary. I win them on the radio. And then they won't give them to me a the door. Because the show was changed to 18+.

I had them low down dirty no good britpop blues, lemme tell ya!

Brightside---I did meet the Manics on the TIMTTMY tour. That was cool.

And if those reasons aren't good enough, please allow me to shamelessly play the "my wife is 18 weeks pregnant and I want to play this set for my kid in utero" card.

Sincerely,
Just a rock and roll joe, with tales of woe.

 
At November 19, 2007 7:44 PM, Blogger perch15 said...

that's supposed to read "september 13," my b-day being the 16th. :) stupid fat fingers.

 
At November 19, 2007 8:22 PM, Blogger Jay said...

pick me pick me!
I mentioned this box set was coming out last month with your Brit-pop overview.

I'll also be checking out the Verve concert.

thanks for having such a great blog!

 
At November 20, 2007 6:29 AM, Blogger futureboy said...

Heather, please consider me for the box set. This would help ease the memory of being stranded overnight in NYC while the rest of your entourage spends the night drinking with Catherine Wheel(true story) Also, I'll make it a point to buy you a beer or three next time I'm out there to visit my buddy.

 
At November 20, 2007 6:34 AM, Anonymous Shaft said...

I will stop pronouncing my R's, I will mope about in my flat looking at the rain outside, I will stare at my shoes all day long, I will drive on the left side of the road, I will stay in the hum-drum steeltown I was born in for the rest of my life. I'll even squeeze myself into the tiny phone booth box if that's what it takes to win. But I simply must.

 
At November 20, 2007 7:55 AM, Anonymous Robin said...

Proof that people will not only queue for free, they'll comment as well - for C86 and more

 
At November 20, 2007 8:48 AM, Anonymous Jerad said...

With a blog called Drive Blind, how could I not be excited about this box - especially disc 2!

 
At November 20, 2007 9:24 AM, Blogger scissors happy said...

thanks for the verve show! i really want them to tour the states. i got to see richard ashcroft play a solo acoustic show and he was amazing. and the box set looks awesome. i love the art and the tracklisting is great.

 
At November 20, 2007 9:35 AM, Blogger Trey said...

Boy you got lots of people commenting on this blgo entry ha! I wonder why?! Everyone loves to comment on your posting. It couldnt be because they are trying to win something could it? Ha! Keep up the great prizes and postings!

 
At November 20, 2007 10:34 AM, Blogger Donald said...

I'd love to win that box set. It looks awesome!

 
At November 20, 2007 1:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

count me in to win this one. please.

robb.milford@comcast.net

www.myspace.com/robbmilford

 
At November 20, 2007 2:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heather - candidly, your Anglo song list is better than Rhino's fancy Brit Box. I burned your little list on a couple of blue CDs which have been continually playing in my little Audi (not my little Jag-U-Ar, to paraphrase Liam and Noel Gallagher). But I love the stuff. Lately I can't get enough Mansun; how wack is that? You decide. Love, me. Oh, I don't have a google account. If you like this, just let me know and I will drop you an e-mail. Call me IRRESPONSIBLE!

 
At November 20, 2007 3:55 PM, Blogger daisydear said...

Please add me to win The Brit Box Set.

I'm 54 and music has been as vital to me as air and food. My nephew is a big UK music fan. Since he went away to college and is no longer here to talk to me about the new music he has discovered, I have been feeling a real loss. There is just nothing like the moment someone shares a new song with you ... you put the headphones on ... the music begins to play ... a riff sends you off to a place that is indescribable ... and then you smile. It is a wonderful word-less sharing experience.

This collection, can't replace my nephew, but it will certainly fill the void.

I found your site while perusing the You Crazy Dreamers website. Thank you for sharing the music. You probably will never know how much it means to people.

 
At November 20, 2007 5:16 PM, Blogger s said...

I want the box set.

 
At November 20, 2007 5:27 PM, Blogger Matthew said...

I love your blog. Thanks for everything.

 
At November 20, 2007 6:55 PM, Anonymous Jim said...

Hi Heather - I think you should choose someone who has made interesting comments to your other posts and not me or the other 88 (and counting) who have dredged their fingers across the keys to say "Me, me, me!". Being a Brit (now living in NJ) I lived through all the songs on the box set and have the best of them! Talking of the Smiths, thanks for all the Buckley posts over the years, particularly the Liz Fraser duet - you'll know this one www.buckleyesque.com, but worth checking out now and then... xx Jim

 
At November 20, 2007 11:12 PM, Anonymous jsterrettr said...

For a chance to win such a mad box set I am popping my cherry and leaving my first comment on a blog....and even if I don't win it's worth it for the Verve show...nice!

 
At November 21, 2007 11:02 PM, Blogger Susan said...

My fantastic boyfriend's 30th birthday is today and he would LOVE this! If I win this I would be the best girlfriend ever! It would seem even more thoughtful if I won it because when we are old and gray and sitting in our rockers rockin' it out at the nursing home to the Stone Roses, he will STILL be telling the story about how awesome I am!

ps. I love your blog. It helps me engage music lovers in conversation. You make me much smarter :)

 
At November 21, 2007 11:06 PM, Blogger Derryl Murphy said...

Wow, what a great prize. Yeah, I'd love this one.

derrylm@shaw.ca

D

 
At November 23, 2007 9:41 PM, Blogger Eddie said...

pick me! please

 
At November 24, 2007 9:30 AM, Blogger Matt Butcher said...

Wow--my dad was born in raised in Blackpool and HE is the one I would give this to...

And thanks for all the cool music that I probably never would have listened to without your sampling!

 
At November 24, 2007 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR SUCH AN AMAZING BLOG, YOUR CHOICES IN ALBUMS AND BOOTLEGS MAKES YOUR BLOG SO ENJOYABLE! I HAVE A FEW OTHER VERVE BOOTS IF YOU WANT THEM CONTACT ME AND I WILL UPLOAD THEM FOR YOU! I AM A HUGE FAN OF BRITISH BANDS AND WOULD LOVE THIS BOX SET! THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR BLOG!

ENVIROCHIC_04@HOTMAIL.COM

 
At November 24, 2007 11:24 AM, Blogger Peg said...

Wow, that track list brings me back to my college day. I was introduced to most of those bands by the cutest boy in my english class. It took me weeks to get up the nerve to talk to him!

 
At November 24, 2007 4:47 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

Yummy!

- Laura

 
At November 24, 2007 8:53 PM, Blogger Gilberto said...

Miss H, your blog gets better with each entry.

Just that, not entering the contest, i am passing on that.

Take care and keep up the great RnR coming.

-G>

 
At November 25, 2007 9:14 PM, Blogger JewlsDeluxe said...

Thank you for posting the Verve zip file. I am ever-so grateful. And, if it is not too late, please add my name to the pot for consideration in the Brit Box compilation set. Remember, music saves.

 
At November 26, 2007 9:34 AM, Blogger Brett said...

Great blog - I'm discovering new music all the time here! I'm also salivating at the possibility of the Brit-Pop box...Thx!

 
At November 26, 2007 11:56 AM, Blogger Rob Howard said...

I want it, I want it, I want it ---CAAAAN't Have it.

Is Magic Bus a representation of Brit Cool?

 
At November 29, 2007 6:01 AM, Blogger Rob said...

Verve me baby!

Plus shipping is cheap within Colorado

 
At December 30, 2007 1:13 AM, Anonymous HenryPonds said...

1st time I saw (The) Verve they were playing 2nd stage a LalalalapLooza. Nick Cave and The Badseeds had just finished their set and we were to tell the truth ready to hit the bricks at 5:30 in the afternoon.I can remember this like it was yesterday I was suck in to the frenzy of "This Is Music" followed by "Come On" Richard was shritless sweating his ass off the the hot Michigan USA summer sun it was beyond the beyond to say the least Richard doing that barefooted swager dance he is so well known for waving at us as if to say Come On Come On Come On(Oh yeah he was saying that...but you could feel he really meant it like DIG THIS!!)Cheers,HenryPonds

 
At March 15, 2008 10:08 PM, Blogger María said...

Wonderful! I loved Gravity Grave especially. Thanks!

 

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