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V/A: Les Inrockuptibles - Collectorama #8 - British Pop

Les Inrockuptibles - Collectorama #8 - British Pop

  • Formats (editor / manufacturer / distributor, date)
    2xCD (Les Inrockuptibles / KDG France / FNAC, 24/09/2010): 
    2 630034 772789 (ISBN 978-2-9523233-4-5)
Image Collectorama British Pop is the eighth volume from the Collectorama series, a series of 10” box set available exclusively on FNAC stores composed of a double disc set as well as a book.

This box set focuses on British music, from Gerry and the Pacemakers to… Lily Allen. Inside the box set 2 inserts describe the content of the package.

The first insert, sums up what’s on the box, with tracklistings, a description of the book, and thumbs of the 5 included photos, which include a photo of Neil Hannon, taken by Renaud Monfourny back in 1994 at Enniskillen.


Image The other contains on each side a detailed tracklisting of each disc, with for a each song a little review. The Divine Comedy song, included on the second disc, is actually ‘Absent Friends’. But the review is quite wrong, saying the strings were arranged by Nigel Godrich, while they actually were arranged by Joby Talbot and Nigel only had a technical role, mixing the album.

The books tells the story of the British music from the late fifties to 2010. A little is said about The Divine Comedy’s role back in 1993. But for each band, there is also a small biography which try to describe their spirit, before mentioning the latest album to date.