2CD released: Jan 25, 2019

Disc 1
1. Dirty Old Town - Ewan Maccoll Featuring Peggy Seeger
2. Yes I Do - Pete Maclaine & The Clan
3. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody - Freddie & The Dreamers
4. Baby That'S All - The Hollies
5. Crawling Up A Hill - John Mayall & The Blues Breakers
6. Baby Not Like You - The Whirlwinds
7. I'M Gonna Jump - The Toggery Five
8. Nothing Left To Do But Cry - Elkie Brooks
9. The Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
10. In The Meantime - Georgie Fame
11. Bye Birdie Fly - The Measles
12. She Thinks - Haydock's Rockhouse
13. East Side Story - St. Louis Union
14. How To Find A Lover - The Mockingbirds
15. Rumplestiltskin - The Magic Lanterns
16. This Door Swings Both Ways - Herman'S Hermits
17. Granny Takes A Trip - The Purple Gang
18. I'M A Man - Wynder K. Frog
19. The Spider And The Fly - The Dakotas
20. Geordie - Greasy Bear
21. Mocking Bird - Barclay James Harvest
22. You Really Got Me - Stack Waddy
23. Life Is A Minestrone - 10cc
24. Mr Cool - Sweet Sensation
Disc 2
1. Orgasm Addict - Buzzcocks
2. You'Re A Bore - Slaughter & The Dogs
3. Innocents - John Cooper Clarke & The Curious Yellows
4. Gobbin' On Life - Alberto Y Lost Trios Paranoias
5. Going Steady - Jilted John
6. Gerry & The Holograms - Gerry & The Holograms
7. A Song From Under The Floorboards - Magazine
8. Edward Fox - Smack
9. Who You Looking At? - Salford Jets
10. I'm In Love With The Girl On The Manchester Virgin Megastore Checkout Desk - The Freshies
11. Leave The Capitol - The Fall
12. Dead Souls - Joy Division
13. Thieves Like Us - New Order
14. Come To My Aid - Simply Red
15. Thinking About His Baby - Blue Zone With Lisa Stansfield
16. How Can I Love You More - M People
17. I Wanna Be Adored (7-inch Version) - The Stone Roses
18. This Is How It Feels (Radio Mix) - Inspiral Carpets
19. Kinky Afro (Mix) - Happy Mondays
20. New Town Velocity (Single Version) - Johnny Marr
21. Rock 'n' Roll Star - Oasis
Cat No: CDTOP21534
Barcode: 29667092623
Packaging: 2CD Pack

Starting with Ewan MacColl's 'Dirty Old Town',
written about the great metropolis and capturing
the effects of 200 years of industrial revolution
and its aftermath, "Manchester; A City United In
Music" moves through the 60s beat revolution,
Strawberry Studios pop era, northern punk, indie
mayhem and on to the Madchester years,
culminating with an Oasis modern day-anthem.
? The tracks vary from the multi-million selling hits
of Wayne Fontana, 10cc, Herman's Hermits and
Simply Red to the cult musical art of Haydock's
Rockhouse, Wynder K Frog and Smack. Well-
known artists like the Hollies, Georgie Fame and
John Mayall are heard on some of their lesser-
known but top-notch tracks.
? Cult singles are featured by the Purple Gang,
Toggery 5, Gerry & the Holograms and the
Dakotas. Local personalities abound - Chris
Sievey in pre-Frank Sidebottom guise with the
Freshies, the Bard Of Salford - Mr John Cooper-
Clarke and Graham Fellows aka John
Shuttleworth when he was Jilted John.
? Future stars like Graham Gouldman and Dave
Formula are present on great tracks recorded
before fame arrived, while legendary producer
Martin Hannett's name threads through the track-