One of the best labels for oldschool UK Goth, Cherry Red Records—has announced this week its plans to release a five-disc box set titled Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986 that chronicles some of the best first wave U.K.’s Goth acts over 82 tracks that span the late ’70s through up until the mid ’80s.

“From the cold reality of post-punk, through positive punk and the Batcave scene and into the mid-1980s. Over 80 tracks, previously unseen photographs and 18,000+ words of sleevenotes, including contributions from artists.”

Positive Punk is a key word here, as the collection features many early Goth jems, dating from before the genre had it’s official name, along with an impressive assortment of marquis acts such as Joy Division, Bauhaus, The Sisters of Mercy, Love and Rockets, and The Mission along with lesser-known and under-rated groups such as Rema Rema, Lowlife, Inca Babies, Siiiii, Sad Lovers and Giants, Zero Le Creche, and more.

Tracklist: Silhouettes & Statues: A Gothic Revolution 1978-1986

1. Joy Division, “Shadowplay”
2. The Birthday Party, “Release The Bats”
3. Rema-Rema, “Rema-Rema”
4. Paranoia, “Shattered Glass”
5. Section 25, “Charnel Ground”
6. The Sisters Of Mercy, “Floorshow”
7. Clock DVA, “The Female Mirror”
8. UK Decay, “The Black Cat”
9. Alien Sex Fiend, “Dead And Re-Buried”
10. Love And Rockets, “Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven”
11. The Associates, “Q Quarters”
12. In Excelsis, “Carnival Of The Gullible”
13. Nevilluxury, “Feels Like Dancing Wartime”
14. Flesh For Lulu, “Anti-Social”
15. The March Violets, “Crow Baby”
16. All About Eve, “D For Desire”
17. Folk Devils, “Beautiful Monster”

1. Public Image Ltd., “Flowers of Romance”
2. Danielle Dax, “Bed Caves”
3. Southern Death Cult, “Moya”
4. 1919, “Caged”
5. The Cure, “The Hanging Garden”
6. S-Haters, “Solitary Habit”
7. Dead Can Dance, “The Arcane”
8. Years On Earth, “Saving Face”
9. In The Nursery, “Breach Birth”
10. Play Dead, “The Tenant”
11. Part 1, “Ghost”
12. 13th Chime, “Cuts Of Love”
13. The Tempest, “Ice Cold in”
14. Screaming Dead, “Night Creatures”
15. Bushido, “Among The Ruins”
16. Portion Control, “Fiends”
17. Actifed, “Creation”

1. Adam And The Ants, “Tabletalk”
2. Balaam And the Angel, “The Darklands”
3. The Legendary Pink Dots, “Love Puppets”
4. Artery, “Into The Garden”
5. Salvation, “Girlsoul”
6. The Chameleons, “In Shreds”
7. Schleimer K, “Fugitive Kind”
8. The Bolshoi, “By The River”
9. Gene Loves Jezebel, “Screaming (For Emmalene)”
10. Lowlife, “Gallery Of Shame”
11. And Also The Trees, “Out Of The Moving Life Of Circles”
12. Siiiii, “Is Still”
13. Tabathas Nightmare, “Heroin” (Live At The Batcave)
14. Brigandage, “Angel Of Vengeance”
15. Penetration, “Stone Heroes”
16. The Rose Of Avalanche, “LA Rain”

1. Furyo, “Legacy”
2. The Mission, “Stay With Me”
3. Nico, “Saeta”
4. In Camera, “Fragments Of Fear”
5. Dance Chapter, “Anonymity”
6. Ausgang, “Sink Into You”
7. Cocteau Twins, “In Our Angelhood”
8. Sunglasses After Dark, “Morbid Silence”
9. Fields Of The Nephilim, “Trees Come Down” (Original Version)
10. Anorexic Dread, “Tracey’s Burning”
11. Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, “Take It All”
12. Tones On Tail, “Burning Skies”
13. Blood And Roses, “Spit Upon Your Grave”
14. Threat, “Lullaby In C”
15. I’m Dead, “Storm Pause”
16. Zero Le Creche, “Last Year’s Wife”

1. Bauhaus, “Stigmata Martyr”
2. The Wake, “Patrol”
3. Theatre Of Hate, “Original Sin”
4. Attrition, “Birthrite”
5. Sad Lovers and Giants, “Things We Never Did”
6. The Damned, “Dr Jeckyl And Mr Hyde”
7. Gloria Mundi, “The Hill”
8. Dalis Car, “His Box”
9. Inca Babies, “The Diseased Stranger’s Waltz”
10. Death Cult, “Ghost Dance”
11. Modern Eon, “Euthenics”
12. Ritual, “Mind Disease”
13. Skeletal Family, “She Cries Alone”
14. Bone Orchard, “Jack”
15. Hula, “Ghost Rattle”
16. Rubella Ballet, “Twister”

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