Cat no. 190295669249
The Jesus And Mary Chain are legends and were formed by brothers Jim and William Reid in their hometown of East Kilbride. Jim and William‰۪s legendary song-writing partnership was first recognised in 1983 by Alan McGee‰۪s highly influential Creation Records, where they released their debut single Upside Down in 1984. The Jesus And Mary Chain went on to enjoy an illustrious career signed to Warner Music label Blanco Y Negro, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and cult singles such as Just Like Honey, April Skies, Darklands and Happy When It Rains. Originally released on CD in 2002, 21 Singles is a career spanning compilation featuring all the band‰۪s singles in chronological order. Beginning with their Creation debut, the album takes us through fifteen years of The Jesus And Mary Chain‰۪s indie and major label discography, travelling through their Blanco Y Negro heyday of the 80s and 90s, to their 1998 return to Creation. The album also includes their late appearance on Seattle‰۪s legendary Sub Pop Records in the States. Many of the versions on 21 Singles are unique and alternative to their album counterparts.