CONNOISSEUR COLLECTION // (c)//p) 1992 The Connoisseur Collection
The Story Of British Independent Music
liner notes by David Henderson
01 - ROUGH TRADE RT 112
06 - ROUGH TRADE RT 115
- Shipbuilding" written by Elvis Costello (lyrics) and Clive Langer (music). Written during the Falklands War of 1982, Costello's lyrics discuss the contradiction of the war bringing back prosperity to the traditional shipbuilding areas of Clydeside (Yarrow Shipbuilders), Merseyside (Cammell Laird), North East England (Swan Hunter) and Belfast (Harland and Wolff) to build new ships to replace those being sunk in the war, whilst also sending off the sons of these areas to fight and, potentially, lose their lives in those same ships. The best known version of the song is the version recorded and released as a single by Robert Wyatt in August 1982 a few months after the Falklands War, although it was not a hit until it was re-released eight months later on the first anniversary of the conflict.
-- Costello recorded his own version of the song for his 1983 album Punch the Clock, featuring a performance by jazz trumpeter Chet Baker
15 - CHERRY RED CHERR 40
16 - backcover: Mari Wilson with the Wilsations (Compact Pink 2)
- booklet: Mari Wilson (Compact Pink 2) ... Tot Taylor's Compact Organisation brought back the smell of formica and the look of the beehive hairdo with Mari Wilson and her personnel ensemble.
- Mari Wilson aka Mari Wilson and The Wilsations, Mari Wilson with the Imaginations
- single 'HERE'S WILSON: Beat the Beat / Glamourpuss' released 1982 Compact / Pink 2
- Beat the Beat composed by Tot Taylor
- pink 2: 'Compact Listeners 1982
The Imaginations played on this record'
- The Imaginations (Anthony Dante, Jimmy Hester, Lester Torvene, Teddy Johns aka Tot Taylor)
- The Wilsations (Anne Stephenson, Christopher Smith, Colin Ryan, Gini Hewes, Hank B Hive, Jenny Hallet, John Cogan, Julia Fordham, Keith Airey, Melvyn J Taub, Paul Bultitude, Rocky Holman, Stewart Curtis)
20 - ROUGH TRADE RT 106
21 - CHERRY RED CHERR 35
22 - VOLUME VOL 3
- as the original pre-Nescaffe version in the booklet IBM CD 82
- Nellie The Elephant : re-recorded for a "richer smoother taste" in 1984