3CD released: May 15, 2023

Disc 1
1. The Mekons Where Were You
2. Rouge Have You Seen Gene
3. Jerks Cool
4. Rats And Delicious No Time
5. Agony Column (I Had It) All Worked Out
6. The Neat Hormones In Action (In My Heart)
7. Gang Of Four Damaged Goods (Emi Version)
8. Scritti Politti Messthetics
9. The City Limits Morse-code Messages
10. Expelaires Sympathy (Don't Be Taken In)
11. The Alwoodley Jets Crash 'n Burn
12. Girls At Our Best Getting Nowhere Fast
13. Shake Appeal My Own Way
14. Delta 5 You
15. Knife Edge Favourite Girl
16. Music For Pleasure The Human Factor
17. The Squares Buddy Holly
18. Mirror Boys At Tiffanys
19. Dance Chapter Anonymity
20. The Boys Let It Rain
21. Soft Cell A Man Can Get Lost
22. Abrasive Wheels Army Song
23. Icon A.D. Fight For Peace
24. The Expelled Government Policy
25. The Underdogs East Of Dachau
Disc 2
1. The Sisters Of Mercy Temple Of Love
2. The March Violets Religious As Hell
3. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry Beating My Head
4. Anabas Barricades
5. The Three Johns Do The Square Thing (7" Version)
6. Vicious Pink Cccan't You See
7. Tom Fazzini 16 Vessels
8. Annie Hogan Executioners Song (Kickabye)
9. D J Vu Cut The Cross
10. Flowers For Agatha Presentation
11. Xero Slingsby And The Works Hurricane Damage In Leeds (Live)
12. The Hollow Men Late Flowering Lust
13. Rose Of Avalanche Goddess
14. The Cassandra Complex Moscow Idaho
15. Surfin Dave And The Absent Legends Stateside Centre
16. Age Of Chance I Don't Know And I Don't Care
17. Third Circle Last Night Was The Best Night Of My Life
18. The Wedding Present You Should Always Keep In Touch With Your Friends
19. Pink Peg Slax Boy From Leeds
20. Dustdevils Seeds In The Spoil
21. The Mission Wasteland
22. Salvation Thunderbird
Disc 3
1. The Rhythm Sisters Saturday Sunday Lazy Leeds Afternoons
2. Ritzun Ratzun Rotzer Noodleman
3. The Sinister Cleaners Longing For Next Year
4. The Prowlers Life's A Mystery
5. Son Of Sam Goodbye Junkie Jim.
6. Len Liggins Life In Leeds City
7. Good Shepherds Wallpaper Man
8. Wmtid Go Big Red
9. Mdma Evidence
10. Drug Free America Day-glo Pussycat
11. The Vaynes Lick The Dirt
12. Bazooka Joe Hometown
13. Cud I've Had It With Blondes
14. The Snapdragons The Things You Want
15. Groovin' With Lucy Lenny's Lament
16. Purple Eternal Trip#67 (Live)
17. Bridewell Taxis Wild Boar
18. Ghost Dance Celebrate
19. Pale Saints Sight Of You
20. Gold Frankincense & Disk Drive Character Assassinator
21. The Edsel Auctioneer Our New Skin
Cat No: CRCDBOX149
Barcode: 5013929114999
Packaging: 3CD Regular Box Set

68 track 3CD box set celebrating Leeds' independent scene of the 1980s.
Featuring Soft Cell, Sisters Of Mercy, Gang Of Four, The Wedding Present, Scritti Politti, The Mission, and many more.
Including The Mekons, CUD, Delta 5, The Pale Saints, Girls At Our Best, Age Of Chance, The Bridewell Taxis who all stamped their mark on the indie charts and were regulars/favourites on John Peel's radio show.
Like many Northern cities, Leeds enjoyed an explosion of music triggered by the big bang of punk rock in 1977. Indie labels sprung up to cater for a new wave of bands, who carved their own identity as the 80s dawned. 'Where Were You' is the first comprehensive anthology of Leeds' independent music from that period, through to the end of the 1980s. From punk to goth, indie pop to industrial dancefloor, out-and-out pop to underground psychedelia, the four hours' worth of recordings here are a celebration of the musical diversity emanating from the city's studios and clubs.
Co-compiled by Beno t Farvak (Salvation) with invaluable help and support from Richard Rouska (Rouska Records), 'Where Were You' also boasts numerous obscurities which make their debut on CD - including many tracks taken from records now worth a small fortune on the collector's scene. Featuring extensive sleevenotes written by Andy Peterson, this is a fitting tribute to the legacy from one of the UK's finest northern musical cities.