Extensive 4CD / book set exploring the punk and post-punk sound of the ‘steel city’. Features classics, rarities, album tracks and Twelve previously unreleased gems from The Human League, Pulp (and members thereof), Heaven 17, Thompson Twins, B.E.F., Artery, ABC, Clock DVA, Hula, The Danse Society, In The Nursery, Treebound Story and many more. It contains over 20,000 words of artists’ sleeve notes, essays and memoirs from key players in the city’s music scene.
Dreams To Fill The Vacuum charts the revival of Sheffield and its music in the latter half of the 1970s and throughout the 1980s, from The Human League to Pulp, via Aardvark, Pax and Native Records, and onto the chart successes of Heaven 17, ABC, Thompson Twins and many others. Featuring cornerstone contributions from the city’s brightest stars – Oakey, Cocker, Ware, Marsh, Hawley, Newton and co - alongside many more lesser-known legends, this is a tale of a city and its people rediscovering itself.