Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair
Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair

Bands emerging from the late Seventies Mod revival can be divided into two camps - the 'Punks in Parkas', who would grow their fringes out, buy a synthesizer and hop aboard the next bandwagon twelve months later, and those who wanted to emulate the soulful craft and passion of the trailblazers from the previous decade. Secret Affair were definitely in the second category.

In 1978 singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns crawled from the wreckage of the New Hearts (their only singles 'Just Another Teenage Anthem' and 'Plain Jane' now collectable and desirable 45s), channelled their rejection and cynicism into something more positive and set about writing the songs that would later become Secret Affair standards.

Released in August '79, their debut single 'Time For Action' (the first of three UK Top 40 hits) was a statement of intent and a call to arms for a passionate following they called The Glory Boys. Each subsequent release was a mini-manifesto - titles like 'Let Your Heart Dance', 'My World', 'Sound Of Confusion', 'Soho Dreams' and 'All The Rage' were full of energy and excitement.

The band's finest moments have been collected together on vinyl with this fourteen track "all killer, no filler" LP collection that showcases Secret Affair's consistent ability to match heartfelt lyrics with well-crafted tunes.

This 2CD thirty-four song anthology demonstrates the high standard the band have maintained, from their very first recordings at the historic 'Mods Mayday' event in May '79 up to their anthemic 2016 take on Frank Wilson's soul classic 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’.

Curated by founding member, guitarist and songwriter Dave Cairns and feature rare and previously unseen photographs by Paul Calvert along with sleeve notes from original fan, Acid Jazz Records' founder Eddie Piller, who has the scars (and the tattoo) to show for his long term loyalty.

Secret Affair

So Cool – The Very Best Of

Demon
Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair
LP

£27.99

14 Tracks

Black
Released 02/09/2022Catalogue Number

DEMREC1014

Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair
CDx2

£11.99

34 Tracks

Released 02/09/2022Catalogue Number

EDSL0110

Secret Affair

So Cool – The Very Best Of

Demon
Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair
LP

£27.99

14 Tracks

Black
Released 02/09/2022Catalogue Number

DEMREC1014

Album artwork for So Cool – The Very Best Of by Secret Affair
CDx2

£11.99

34 Tracks

Released 02/09/2022Catalogue Number

EDSL0110

Bands emerging from the late Seventies Mod revival can be divided into two camps - the 'Punks in Parkas', who would grow their fringes out, buy a synthesizer and hop aboard the next bandwagon twelve months later, and those who wanted to emulate the soulful craft and passion of the trailblazers from the previous decade. Secret Affair were definitely in the second category.

In 1978 singer Ian Page and guitarist Dave Cairns crawled from the wreckage of the New Hearts (their only singles 'Just Another Teenage Anthem' and 'Plain Jane' now collectable and desirable 45s), channelled their rejection and cynicism into something more positive and set about writing the songs that would later become Secret Affair standards.

Released in August '79, their debut single 'Time For Action' (the first of three UK Top 40 hits) was a statement of intent and a call to arms for a passionate following they called The Glory Boys. Each subsequent release was a mini-manifesto - titles like 'Let Your Heart Dance', 'My World', 'Sound Of Confusion', 'Soho Dreams' and 'All The Rage' were full of energy and excitement.

The band's finest moments have been collected together on vinyl with this fourteen track "all killer, no filler" LP collection that showcases Secret Affair's consistent ability to match heartfelt lyrics with well-crafted tunes.

This 2CD thirty-four song anthology demonstrates the high standard the band have maintained, from their very first recordings at the historic 'Mods Mayday' event in May '79 up to their anthemic 2016 take on Frank Wilson's soul classic 'Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)’.

Curated by founding member, guitarist and songwriter Dave Cairns and feature rare and previously unseen photographs by Paul Calvert along with sleeve notes from original fan, Acid Jazz Records' founder Eddie Piller, who has the scars (and the tattoo) to show for his long term loyalty.