Various: The Empire Strikes Back! (Glitterhouse)

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Various: The Empire Strikes Back! (Glitterhouse)

Compilations and samplers don't often get a look in at Elsewhere (except for this week I note!) and this double disc stood even less of chance: it arrived about two months ago but after I listened to it and enjoyed it I lost the damn thing down the side of the bookcase. Which is where i found it last week.
Ah well, better than . . .
This is an excellent collection from the Germany-based Glitterhouse label, some artists out of which (the excellent Willard Grant Conspiracy, remarkable Woven Hand, low profile Hobotalk, always interesting Pere Ubu) have been featured at Elsewhere.
Indie-rock (sometimes with dramatic strings) and alt.country is what Glitterhouse favour on this one (nope, not glam rock) and so this one will doubtless appeal to many Elsewhere listeners -- and be a pointer to artists like Ben Weaver, The Great Crusade, Camphor, Michael J Sheehy and others.
There's no info about the artists on the sleeve (other than saying what albums the tracks were taken from) but we have the internet for that, right?
(The Buy This Album link is to the website)
Even if you got no futher than this collection you'd be pretty well off: it acts like well  programmed indie.radio station.
Real good compilation.
 

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