Young Marble Giants | Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition)

Young Marble Giants | Colossal Youth (40th Anniversary Edition)

2xLP + DVD

Domino Records
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Release date: Friday 27th November 2020

On double clear vinyl.

Young Marble Giants (YMG)’s one and only album Colossal Youth celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, the Cardiff trio are releasing a special edition reissue on November 27th. Young Marble Giants – Colossal Youth 40th Anniversary Edition includes the titular album as well as songs from Salad Days, Is The War Over, the “Final Day” single and their Testcard EP as well a live DVD of their last ever US show at Hurrah in New York in 1980.

Comprised of guitarist-songwriter Stuart Moxham, brother and bassist Philip, and singer Alison Statton, YMG emerged from the punk and post-punk landscape with a sound like no one else. Recorded in five days, Colossal Youth went on to influence whole legions from Sheffield to Seattle, looking to de-grungify gangs of four or more. They found fans in the likes of Kurt Cobain, Courtney Love, Belle & Sebastian, David Byrne, Sonic Youth, The Magnetic Fields.

Cited as one of the most definitive records of the post-punk era, there is something almost canonical about the album’s use of voice, muted instruments and space. Colossal Youth’s attention to sparse detail is now a modus operandi for haunted electronica auteurs and spectral singer-songwriters alike, but ultimately, only the Young Marble Giants sound like Young Marble Giants.

1. Searching For Mr Right
2. Include Me Out
3. The Taxi
4. Eating Noddemix
5. Constantly Changing
6. N.I.T.A.
7. Colossal Youth
8. Music For Evenings
9. The Man Amplifier
10. Choci Loni
11. Wurlitzer Jukebox
12. Salad Days
13. Credit In The Straight World
14. Brand – New – Life
15. Wind In The Rigging
16. Have Your Toupee Ready
17. The Man Shares His Meal With His Beast
18. Hayman
19. Loop The Loop
20. Ode To Booker T
21. Final Day
22. Radio Silents
23. Cakewalking
24. This Way
25. Posed By Models
26. The Clock
27. Clicktalk
28. Zebra Trucks
29. Sporting Life

Tracks 16-19 from Salad Days; 20 from Is The War Over compilation; 21-23 from “Final Day” single and 24-29 from Testcard EP

+ DVD – Live at Hurrah, New York, November 1980
1. N.I.T.A.
2. Choci Loni
3. Radio Silents
4. Music For Evenings
5. Colossal Youth
6. Credit In The Straight World
7. Brand – New – Life
8. Include Me Out
9. Wurlitzer Jukebox
10. Cakewalking
11. Final Day
12. Salad Days
13. Searching For Mr Right