Album artwork for Inside Out – 1985-1990 by The Mighty Lemon Drops

A new five-disc boxed set anthology celebrating the recordings of The Mighty Lemon Drops, between 1985 and 1990 for Chrysalis Records imprint Blue Raincoat. Featuring 83 tracks on five discs, including the albums Happy Head, World Without End and Laughter plus non-album singles, B-Sides / bonus tracks, US radio mixes, previously unreleased demos and rare session recordings.

Compiled and with extensive sleeve notes by founding member Dave Newton. Inside Out: 1985 – 1990 is a newly remastered five disc boxed set celebrating the recordings of Wolverhampton post punk titans The Mighty Lemon Drops, curated by songwriter, guitarist and founding member Dave Newton.

Always original, and difficult to categorise, The Mighty Lemon Drops formed in 1985. Definitely guitar-driven, probably post-punk, maybe neo-psychedelic, they drew comparisons to The Velvet Underground, Love and almost inevitably (and a little lazily) Echo And the Bunnymen.

After appearing on NME’s hugely influential ‘C-86′ compilation, the band signed with Geoff Travis’ new Chrysalis subsidiary Blue Guitar for their debut album Happy Head, a collection of uncluttered songs with a chiming Rickenbacker sound that Sounds dubbed one of the 50 best albums of 1986. They followed up with 1987’s more mature World Without End, which peaked at No. 33 on the UK charts and at No. 1 on the US College chart, and included the hit ‘Inside Out’.

The departure of bassist/co-writer Tony Linehan at the beginning of the sessions for 1989’s Laughter left Dave Newton to fashion an album which the press described as “by far the band’s best”. The band sound continued to evolve, with well-crafted vocal arrangements and sophisticated musicianship, but above all instantly memorable melodies.

This five-disc career spanning retrospective is the most thorough overview to date of this much loved band. It has been put together with their collaboration resulting in the first appearance of previously unreleased recordings, along with some extremely rare tracks.

The extensive sleeve notes from founding member Dave Newton give a unique overview of the band’s career. Dave has also contributed to a high-profile new book, Whatever Happened To The C86 Kids? by Nige Tassell, which is bound to generate renewed interest in the band.

The Mighty Lemon Drops

Inside Out – 1985-1990

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Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

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The Mighty Lemon Drops

Inside Out – 1985-1990

Cherry Red
Album artwork for Album artwork for Inside Out – 1985-1990 by The Mighty Lemon Drops by Inside Out – 1985-1990 - The Mighty Lemon Drops
Album artwork for Inside Out – 1985-1990 by The Mighty Lemon Drops
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£27.99

Released 25/11/2022Catalogue Number

CRCDBOX134

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

A new five-disc boxed set anthology celebrating the recordings of The Mighty Lemon Drops, between 1985 and 1990 for Chrysalis Records imprint Blue Raincoat. Featuring 83 tracks on five discs, including the albums Happy Head, World Without End and Laughter plus non-album singles, B-Sides / bonus tracks, US radio mixes, previously unreleased demos and rare session recordings.

Compiled and with extensive sleeve notes by founding member Dave Newton. Inside Out: 1985 – 1990 is a newly remastered five disc boxed set celebrating the recordings of Wolverhampton post punk titans The Mighty Lemon Drops, curated by songwriter, guitarist and founding member Dave Newton.

Always original, and difficult to categorise, The Mighty Lemon Drops formed in 1985. Definitely guitar-driven, probably post-punk, maybe neo-psychedelic, they drew comparisons to The Velvet Underground, Love and almost inevitably (and a little lazily) Echo And the Bunnymen.

After appearing on NME’s hugely influential ‘C-86′ compilation, the band signed with Geoff Travis’ new Chrysalis subsidiary Blue Guitar for their debut album Happy Head, a collection of uncluttered songs with a chiming Rickenbacker sound that Sounds dubbed one of the 50 best albums of 1986. They followed up with 1987’s more mature World Without End, which peaked at No. 33 on the UK charts and at No. 1 on the US College chart, and included the hit ‘Inside Out’.

The departure of bassist/co-writer Tony Linehan at the beginning of the sessions for 1989’s Laughter left Dave Newton to fashion an album which the press described as “by far the band’s best”. The band sound continued to evolve, with well-crafted vocal arrangements and sophisticated musicianship, but above all instantly memorable melodies.

This five-disc career spanning retrospective is the most thorough overview to date of this much loved band. It has been put together with their collaboration resulting in the first appearance of previously unreleased recordings, along with some extremely rare tracks.

The extensive sleeve notes from founding member Dave Newton give a unique overview of the band’s career. Dave has also contributed to a high-profile new book, Whatever Happened To The C86 Kids? by Nige Tassell, which is bound to generate renewed interest in the band.