Colchester resident and living legend Dr John Cooper Clarke will be releasing the very first Anthology of his work on 16th October.

‘Anthologia’ includes classics such as ‘Evidently Chickentown’, ‘I Wanna Be Yours’ and live performances from the Manchester Ritz and Hulme Hippodrome, all in a CD/DVD collection box set. The booklet contains written tributes from the likes of Paul McCartney, Alex Turner, Hugh Cornwell and more along with liner notes by Nick Kent.

Dr John Cooper Clarke stated on his website, “Some of this stuff was recorded in a bugged room. Surreptitiously even. But not all of it. The more legitimate tracks, however, are worth checking if only for their piss-elegant trash antique value. Why did I go along with this? They said I’d be bigger than Sinatra. Who would argue? With my emphatically adenoidal pitch, who could have guessed I would develop into the high octane hot-shot that you have come to know – that’s perspective for you.”

You can pre-order now

Tracklisting
Disc 1
1. (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (John Peel Session 1978)
2. Gimmix! Play Loud
3. Health Fanatic (John Peel Session 1978)
4. Mustn’t Go Down To The Sea Again (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
5. Spilt Beans (John Peel Session1978)
6. Twat Hulme (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
7. Readers Wives (John Peel Session 1978)
8. The Barber (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
9. Bronzed Adonis (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
10. Drive She Said (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
11. The Scarlet Snow
12. Never Seen A Nipple In The Daily Express (Live at Hulme Playhouse 1983)
13. Conditional Discharge (Alternative Mix)

Disc 2
1. (I Married a) Monster from Outer Space
2. Gimmix! Play Loud
3. Health Fanatic
4. Mustn’t Go Down to the Sea Again
5. Split Beans
6. Twat
7. Readers Wives
8. The Barber
9. Bronze Adonis
10. Drive She Said
11. The Scarlet Snow
12. Never Seen a Nipple in the Daily Express
13. Conditional Discharge

Disc 3
1. Midnight Shift (John Peel Session 1982)
2. Gaberdine Angus (Live)
3. Marjorca
4. The Day My Pad Went Mad (John Peel Session 1982)
5. Film Extra’s Extra (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
6. I Don’t Wanna Be Nice (Alternative Take)
7. Nothing
8. Limbo (Baby Limbo) (Live)
9. Night People (John Peel Session 1982)
10. Intro and Salome Maloney (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
11. The Pest (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
12. Sperm Test (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
13. (I Married A) Monster From Outer Space (Live at the Manchester Ritz 1978)
14. He Doesn’t Try

Disc 4
1. See The World (Evidently John Cooper Clarke)
2. I Don’t Want To Be Nice (Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
3. Evidently Chickentown (BBC Something Else)
4. Glasgow Apollo (BBC documentary)
5. Readers Wives (Old Grey Whistle Test 1978)
6. Post – War Glamour Girl (Old Grey Whistle Test 1981)
7. The List Of Things That Don’t Exist (Evidently John Cooper Clarke)
8. I Wanna Be Yours (Live at Palace Theatre Manchester 2014)
9. Evidently Chickentown (Live at Palace Theatre Manchester 2014)
10. Beasley Street (Live at Palace Theatre Manchester 2014)


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