Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various

To mark the twentieth anniversary of its original release, Demon Music are proud to present Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures.

At the start of the new millennium Sean Rowley was a DJ on BBC Radio London (then called GLR), when he introduced a new slot featuring the records he loved in his youth. Records he had to hide when friends visited his home after school. While those same friends were into Bowie, Slade, Bolan and Roxy, Sean spent his hard-earned pocket money on David Cassidy's 'Could It Be Forever'. He wasn’t into the alternative universe of John Peel or the NME. He thrived on upbeat and sunny Pop songs. ELO trumped The Sex Pistols in his world (uncanny given Paul Cooke from the Pistols later blagged a copy of the original 'Guilty Pleasures' compilation, saying, “We always secretly loved these songs").

This new slot began with the playing of Alessi's 'Oh, Lori'. The response was extraordinary - listeners were so keen to share their own guilty pleasures that playing them all required a show of its own. Demand dictated that Sean should compile a 'Guilty Pleasures' album - the first of two titles followed in 2004 (all 22 of the tracks on that original release are included on both of our new formats).

The phrase 'guilty pleasures' moved into the public domain. National newspapers devoted columns to it, music magazines gave over numerous pages to discuss the best songs in this new sub-genre. The Guardian declared a 'Guilty Pleasures' night "the future of clubbing". ITV came calling with a demand to make a one-off Saturday TV show.

Fast forward twenty years and Sean has partnered with Demon to make 'Guilty Pleasures' available and expanded the guilt over four themed CDs adding deep cuts, one-hit wonders and exotic recordings that perfectly soundtracked a sun-kissed '70s U.S. west coast life style, less so in '70s Britain. Welcome to a '70s Pop odyssey. Welcome to a collection of records that were swept under the carpet of cool. Welcome back, Guilty Pleasures.

Various

Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary

Demon
Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
CDx4

£36.99

70 Tracks

Released 02/02/2024Catalogue Number

EDSL0170

Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
LPx2

£31.99

Double 140 Gram Vinyl. 29 Tracks

Black
Released 02/02/2024Catalogue Number

DEMREC1172

Various

Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary

Demon
Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
CDx4

£36.99

70 Tracks

Released 02/02/2024Catalogue Number

EDSL0170

Album artwork for Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures 20th Anniversary by Various
LPx2

£31.99

Double 140 Gram Vinyl. 29 Tracks

Black
Released 02/02/2024Catalogue Number

DEMREC1172

To mark the twentieth anniversary of its original release, Demon Music are proud to present Sean Rowley Presents Guilty Pleasures.

At the start of the new millennium Sean Rowley was a DJ on BBC Radio London (then called GLR), when he introduced a new slot featuring the records he loved in his youth. Records he had to hide when friends visited his home after school. While those same friends were into Bowie, Slade, Bolan and Roxy, Sean spent his hard-earned pocket money on David Cassidy's 'Could It Be Forever'. He wasn’t into the alternative universe of John Peel or the NME. He thrived on upbeat and sunny Pop songs. ELO trumped The Sex Pistols in his world (uncanny given Paul Cooke from the Pistols later blagged a copy of the original 'Guilty Pleasures' compilation, saying, “We always secretly loved these songs").

This new slot began with the playing of Alessi's 'Oh, Lori'. The response was extraordinary - listeners were so keen to share their own guilty pleasures that playing them all required a show of its own. Demand dictated that Sean should compile a 'Guilty Pleasures' album - the first of two titles followed in 2004 (all 22 of the tracks on that original release are included on both of our new formats).

The phrase 'guilty pleasures' moved into the public domain. National newspapers devoted columns to it, music magazines gave over numerous pages to discuss the best songs in this new sub-genre. The Guardian declared a 'Guilty Pleasures' night "the future of clubbing". ITV came calling with a demand to make a one-off Saturday TV show.

Fast forward twenty years and Sean has partnered with Demon to make 'Guilty Pleasures' available and expanded the guilt over four themed CDs adding deep cuts, one-hit wonders and exotic recordings that perfectly soundtracked a sun-kissed '70s U.S. west coast life style, less so in '70s Britain. Welcome to a '70s Pop odyssey. Welcome to a collection of records that were swept under the carpet of cool. Welcome back, Guilty Pleasures.