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New Musik - From A To B: The Sony Years - (4CD Box Set)

4CD box set bringing together all of New Musik’s three studio albums as well as a disc of B-sides, single edits and remixes.

With a booklet containing an interview with Tony Mansfield by Record Collector’s Daryl Easlea.

Formed in 1977 by Tony Mansfield, a former member of The Nick Straker Band with bassist Tony Hibbert and drummer Phil Towner, New Musik’s first single, ‘Straight Lines’, was released in 1979, and their debut album, ‘From A to B’, followed in April 1980. ‘From A to B’ entered the Top 40 in the UK Albums Chart. Containing their most commercially successful single ‘Living by Numbers’ plus two other hit singles: ‘This World of Water’ and ‘Sanctuary’.

The band's second album, ‘Anywhere’ was released in 1981 and reached No. 68 in the UK following which, Towner and Hibbert departed, and Mansfield cut the next album, ‘Warp’, with the assistance of studio musicians.

After the demise of their label GTO Records, the band released ‘Warp’ in 1982 on the Epic label. ‘Warp’ was almost entirely electronic, and one of the first albums to be recorded primarily with digital samplers and emulators, resulting in a more experimental sound than their previous releases.

Mansfield went on to achieve success as a producer with After The Fire, a-ha, Aztec Camera, The B-52's, The Damned, Captain Sensible, Naked Eyes, and Mari Wilson.

"New Musik - From A To B: The Sony Years" is out Friday, 24th March 2023 on Cherry Red Records and available for pre-order now.

NB: All products ordered with a pre-order will be dispatched together close to the latest pre-order release date. If you want earlier dispatched for another product then please place separate order(s).


Disc One - From A To B

  1. Straight Lines
  2. Sanctuary
  3. A Map of You
  4. Science
  5. On Islands
  6. This World of Water
  7. Living By Numbers
  8. Dead Fish (Don't Swim Home)
  9. Adventures
  10. The Safe Side

Disc Two - Anywhere

  1. They All Run After the Carving Knife
  2. Areas
  3. Churches
  4. This World of Walter
  5. Luxury
  6. While You Wait
  7. Changing Minds
  8. Peace
  9. Design
  10. Traps
  11. Division
  12. Back To Room One

Disc Three - Warp

  1. Here Come the People
  2. Going Round Again
  3. A Train on Twisted Tracks
  4. I Repeat
  5. All You Need Is Love
  6. All You Need Is Love
  7. Kingdoms For Horses
  8. Hunting
  9. The New Evolutionist (Example 'A')
  10. Green And Red (Respectively)
  11. The Planet Doesn't Mind
  12. Warp

Disc Four - B-Sides / Edits / Extended Versions

  1. Straight Lines - Single Edit
  2. While You Wait - Single Edit
  3. The Planet Doesn't Mind - Single Edit
  4. Sad Films - B-Side Living by Numbers
  5. Missing Persons / Tell Me Something New - B-Side This World of Water
  6. She's A Magazine - B-Side Sanctuary
  7. Chik Musik - B-Side Sanctuary
  8. Magazine Musik - B-Side Sanctuary
  9. Twelfth House - B-Side All You Need Is Love
  10. From The Village - B-Side While You Wait
  11. Guitars - B-Side While You Wait
  12. The Office - B-Side Luxury
  13. 24 Hours from Culture (Part 2) - B-Side the Planet Doesn't Mind
  14. While You Wait - Extended Version
  15. Here Come the People - Remix

Format: 4CD Box Set
Barcode: 5013929784901
Catalogue Number: CDLEMBOX249
Label: Cherry Red Records
Release Date: Friday, 24th March 2023

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