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Over the years there have been some superb compilation albums released, that can be proudly claim to be 100% made in Manchester. Below we've compiled just a few of them - many that are still easy to find.
Grand Central Volume 2
Destinations Du monde - manchester
Twisted Nerve - Safety In Numbers
Grand Central House Bag Album Volume 2 (Oct 2003)
Destinations Du Mond - Manchester (Apr 2003)
Safety In Numbers (Mar 2003)
The second house compilation album from Manchester label Grand Central Records featuring Riton, Funky Fresh Few, The Nudge, Kate Rodgers, Rob Smith, Niko, Ill Gotten Gains, Dual Control, and Jon Kennedy Beats album from Mancunian dance acts Mr Scruff, Only Child, Crazy Penis, Mettle Music, Paper Music, Elastic Band, Truant, Brooks, Wai Wan, Jersey Street, Malena, Square One, Dealers Choice, Word Of Mouth, LHK & Alex Moran, Snug, and Weekender Compilation album from Manchester label Twisted Nerve featuring Aidan Smith, D.O.T, Misty Dixon, Toolshed, Sirconical and Lumalance
Grand Central
Twisted Nerve Zoo
Sorted - 40 Madchester Baggy Anthems
Grand Central House Bag Album (Mar 2003)
Twisted Nerve Zoo LP (Sep 2002)
Sorted - 40 Madchester Baggy Anthems (Aug 2002)
Compilation album from Manchester label Grand Central Records featuring Mark Rae, Only Child, Riton, Funky Fresh Few, Dual Control, Niko, The Nudge, Jon Kennedy, and Tony D & Kate Rogers Compilation from Manchester's Twisted Nerve label featuring Badly Drawn Boy, Andy Votel, Little Miss Trinitron, DOT, Dave Tyack, Misty Dixon, Mum & Dad, Sirconical, Cherrystones, and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman Don't believe the title - this 40 track Ministry Of Sound 'Madchester' album mainly consists of London acts with actual Manc input limited to just Happy Mondays, Charlatans, James, Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, Sub Sub and a pre-Mani Primal Scream
24 Hour Party People
Unbelievable Too
Cohesion
24 Hour Party People OST (Apr 2002)
Unbelievable Too (Feb 2002)
Cohesion (Jan 2002)
Superb soundtrack from the amazing Manc music movie featuring Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, The Buzzcocks, Durutti Column, A Guy Called Gerald, and 808 State 39-track indie compilation album with a strong Manc presence including Oasis, Stone Roses, New Order, Happy Mondays, The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, Sub Sub, and a pre-Mani Primal Scream Superb charity album raising funds for Manchester Aid to Kosovo and the Mines Advisory Group featuring New Order, Doves, Happy Mondays, Ian Brown, Badly Drawn Boy, Elbow, Lamb, Monaco, Puressence, Rae & Christian, Mr Scruff, I Am Kloot, Mint Royale, Clint Boon Experience, Tom Hingley, Jane Weaver, Munki (Space Monkeys), Other Two, Homelife, Alpinestars, Fingathing, Jeep, Buffalo 66, Jane Parker, Tribadelics, Dark Flower, My Mate Mark, Subaqwa, Deronda K Lewis, Ragweed, Immaculate, Annabelle Lawson
Everything You Always Wanted To Know ABout Twisted Nerve But Were Afraid To Ask
Unbelievable
Grand Central Records - Ordered From The Catalogue
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Twisted Nerve But Were Afraid To Ask (Oct 2001)
Unbelievable (July 2001)
Grand Central Records - Ordered From The Catalogue (May 2001)
The best compilation album from cult Manchester label, Twisted Nerve, featuring 19 tracks from Badly Drawn Boy, Alfie, Andy Votel, Dakota Oak, Misty Dixon, Sirconical, D.O.T, Mum & Dad, Cherrystones, and Supreme Vagabond Craftsman Arguably the best Madchester album of the lot - 37 indie classics with a strong Manchester influence from the likes of The Smiths, Stone Roses, New Order, Happy Mondays, James, Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, Mock Turtles, Electronic, Morrissey, 808 State, MC Tunes, and Candy Flip Superb dance compilation album featuring the best artists from Manchester's Grand Central Records including Rae & Christian, Mark Rae & Mr Scruff, Aim, J Walk, Only Child, Fingathing, Riton, and Tony D - Reissued in 2004
Grand Central Records - Central Heating 2
Twisted Nerve's Christmas Stocking Filler 2
Twisted Nerve - Bends For 166 Miles
Grand Central Records - Central Heating 2 (Apr 2000)
Christmas Stocking Filler 2 (Dec 2000)
Twisted Nerve - Bends For 166 Miles (Apr 2000)
Dance compilation album featuring artists from Manchester's Grand Central Records including Rae & Christian, Aim, Mr Scruff & Mark Rae, Andy Votel, Only Child, Fingathing, J-Walk, Riton, Kate Rogers, Loudicrus, Funky Fresh Few, Gripper, Tony D, and Dual Control - Reissued in 2004 The second limited edition Chrismas 7" from Twisted Nerve - Festive tracks from Andy Votel, Misty Dixon, D.O.T, Cherrystones, and Lost Children's Desk 166 miles - the exact distance between Manchester and Dublin - This superb Ireland-only release features Badly Drawn Boy (Jewel Thief), Alfie, Andy Votel, Dakota Oak, D.O.T, Mum & Dad, and Sirconical.
Modern Music For Motorcycles
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll
Twisted Nerve Christmas Stocking Filler
Modern Music For Motorcycles (Jan 2000)
Sex, Chips & Rock n' Roll (1999)
Christmas Stocking Filler (Dec 1998)
Great 10" release fromTwisted Nerve records featuring Badly Drawn Boy (Skidding Out Of Control), Alfie, Dakota Oak, Mum & Dad, and Sirconical & Andy Votel The soundtrack from the Manchester-based TV series featuring 52 hits from the 60's including Manchester bands The Hollies, Hermans Hermits, The Mindbenders, and Billy J Kramer a limited edition 7" of great importance - Twisted Nerve stars sing Christmas tracks, including Badly Drawn Boy (singing Donner & Blitzen), Elbow, Dakota Oak, Mum & Dad, and Sirconical
All Or Nothing
Weekender
Grand Central Records - Central Reservations
All Oar Nothing (Nov 1998)
Weekender (May 1998)
Grand Central Records - Central Reservations (Sep 1997)
Great 10" compilation from Twisted Nerve featuring Badly Drawn Boy (Jewel Thief), Andy Votel, Dakota Oak, Mum & Dad, and Sirconical Indie compilationa lbum with strong Manc bias from the likes of Stone Roses, Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, Mock Turtles, 808 State, Northside and a pre-Mani Primal Scream Dance compilation album featuring artists from Manchester's Grand Central Records including Mr Scruff, Rae & Christian, Aim, Andy Votel, Only Child, Tony D, Veba, and Funky Fresh Few
Different colours, different shades - 1978 - 1992 - The Factory Story Part Two
Grand Central Records - Central Heating
Grand Central Records - Frying The Fat
Different Colours, Different Shades - 1978-1992 - The Factory Story Part Two (Sep 1997)
Grand Central Records - Central Heating (Nov 1996)
Frying The Fat (Dec 1995)
Compilation of 15 bands from the Factory lable including Manchester's New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Durutti Column, A Certain Ratio, Stockholm Monsters, Cabaret Voltaire, Quando Quango, The Distractions, Crawling Chaos, The Names, Kalima, Red Turns To... Dance compilation album featuring artists from Manchester's Grand Central Records including Rae & Christian, Aim, Mr Scruff & Mark Rae, Andy Votel, Only Child, Funky Fresh Few, and Tony D - Reissued in 2004 Dance compilation album featuring artists from Manchester labels Grand Central Records and Fat City Records including Aim, Rae & Christian, Tony D, Mark Rae, Alex Howie, Funky Fresh Few, and First Priority - Reissued in 2004
Madchester - The Manchester Story '88 - '91
Palatine - The Factory Story
Palatine - The Factory Story - Volume 4 1987 - 1990 Selling Out
Madchester - The Manchester Story '88 - '91 (1995)
Palatine - The Factory Story - 1979-1990 (1991)
Palatine - The Factory Story - Vol. 4 - 1987-1990 - Selling Out (Nov 1991)
Great collection of 16 Madchester classics from Happy Mondays, Stone Roses, New Order, James, The Charlatans, Inspiral Carpets, 808 State, Mock Turtles, Paris Angels, New FADs, MC Tunes and Northside Must-have box set combining the previous 4 Palatine releases from legendary Factory label including New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, James, Electronic, Durutti Column, Railway Children, Northside, A Certain Ratio, The Wendys, Distractions, Stockholm Monsters, Revenge, Quando Quango, Kalima, 52nd Street, The last in the series of compilations from Manchester's legendary Factory label featuring New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Electronic, Durutti Column, Northside, The Wendys
Palatine - The Factory Story - Volume 3 - 1979-1989 - the Beat Groups
Palatine - The Factory Story - Volume 2 - 1981-1986 - Lifes A Beach
Palatine - The Factory Story - Volume 1 - 1979-1982 - Tears In their Eyes
Palatine - The Factory Story - Vol. 3 - 1979-1989 - The Beat Groups (Nov 1991)
Palatine - The Factory Story - Vol. 2 - 1981-1986 - Life's A Beach (Nov 1991)
Palatine - The Factory Story - Vol. 1 - 1979-1982 - Tears In Their Eyes (Nov 1991)
The third in the series of compilations from Manchester's legendary Factory label featuring Happy Mondays, New Order, Joy Division, James, The Railway Children, Durutti Column, The Distractions, Stockholm Monsters, Revenge The second in a series of compilations from Manchester's legendary Factory label featuring New Order, Happy Mondays, A Certain Ratio, Quando Quango, Kalima, 52nd Street The first in a series of compilations from Manchester's legendary Factory label featuring New Order, Joy Division, James, A Certain Ratio, Durutti Column, Stockholm Monsters, Quando Quango,
Martin
Manchester - So Much To Answer For - The Peel Sessions
This Is Manchester
Martin - The Work Of Martin Hannett (Aug 1991)
Manchester - So Much To Answer For - The Peel Sessions (1990)
This Is Manchester - 14 Songs From the North West (1990)
Tribute to legendary, if somewhat erratic, Factory record producer, Martin Hannett, following his death in 1991. Features New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Buzzcocks, A Certain Ratio, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, John Cooper Clarke, Slaughter and The Dogs, The High, World Of Twist, and Jilted John. Also includes non-Mancs U2 and OMD. Punk-orientated collection of tracks recorded for the BBC's John Peel Sessions by various Manchester bands including The Smiths, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, Buzzcocks, The Fall, Chameleons, A Guy Called Gerald, Railway Children, Frantic Elevators, A Certain Ratio, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Blue Orchids, Ruthless Rap Assassins, A Witness, The Passage, Tools You Can Trust, Twang, Big Flame, Dub Sex, Kiss AMC Collection of 14 tracks from little known acts like Paperboys, 63 Trees, Obimen, Capital Hill, Sandle Woods, Candidates, Dawn Zee, Chrisalids, Kinnel, Liars, Parkway Project, Moss Cat, News For You, and D.N.A.
From Manchester With Love.net
Home
Hit The North
From Manchester With Love.net (1990)
Home (1990)
Hit The North (1990)
Dance compilation album with 100 page booklet including remixes by Tom Wainwright, Blood & Fire, Greg Fenton and Justin Robertson of tracks by Simply Red, New Order, M People, 808 State, Lamb, Sub Sub, A Guy Called Gerald, Intastella, Jon Da Silva & John McCready, Precious, Fat City FC, The Holy Cow, First Reaction, Federal Hill, Cine City, Nick Hussey, Sleuth, Explorer, Bobby Langley, Strange Brew, King Tubby, Luv Dup, Old English All Stars Rare collection featuring Mark E.Smith, Paris Angels, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, What? Noise, Swirl, Dtox, Rainkings, Milltown Brothers, Rig, Revenge Compilation offering an indie side and a dance side from the likes of Paris Angels, New Fast Automatic Daffodils, Rowetta, Ruthless Rap Assassins, The Rainkings, The Man From Delmonte, Revenge, The Jerks, The Australians, Rig, The Bedflowers, Lavina & Social Kaos, Krispy Three, and All Of My Life
Factory Classical Label 1989
North - The SOund of the Dance Underground
A Factory Quartet
Factory Classical Label 1989 (1989)
North - The Sound Of The Dance Underground (1988)
A Factory Quartet (1980)
Very rare 5 CD box set collection of classical tracks from Factory Records featuring Kreisler String Orchestra, Robin Williams, Duke String Quartet, Rolf Hind, and Steve Martland Collection of house tracks compiled by Mike Pickering featuring T-Coy, A Guy Called Gerald, Annette, DCB, Masters Of Acid, Frequency 9 and E.D.- 209 Very rare Double LP release from a then-emerging Factory Records label featuring Durutti Column, Royal Family & The Poor, Kevin Hewick, and Blurt
A Manchester Collection
A Factory Sampler
 
A Manchester Collection (1979)
A Factory Sampler (1978)
 
 
Very collectable compliation album released by Object Records featuring bands of the Manchester Musicians Collective who played at the Band on the Wall Club in 1979, including The Fast Cars, Slight Seconds, IQ Zero, Growing Up etc. Extremely rare 7" EP release from a then-emerging Factory Records label featuring Joy Division, Durutti Column and John Dowie  

 

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