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The Room | No Dream (best of)

April 2004 sees the very first CD by The Room, the cult Liverpool band who released three albums and a slew of singles between 1980 and 1986. Formed by songwriter Dave Jackson and bassist Becky Stringer in 1979, The Room reaped critical acclaim with singles such as In Sickness And In Health and Things Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl, as well as the album Indoor Fireworks (1982) and several John Peel BBC sessions. In 1983-84 the band had a shot a chart success on a major label, with the excellent album In Evil Hour produced by John Porter (Smiths) and mercurial Television personality Tom Verlaine. In 1988 the core of the band morphed into Benny Profane, and later still became Dead Cowboys.
No Dream is an unashamed Best Of compilation spanning the band's entire career, comprising singles, choice album cuts and unreleased demo tracks from their final studio session. From the monochrome post-punk of debut single Motion to the rich textures of In Evil Hour, even the most cursory listen reveals The Room as one of the most criminally underrated bands of their time. 18 tracks, 74 minutes of music, with detailed band history from singer and chief songwriter Dave Jackson.

| tracklist
01 Motion
02 In Sickeness And In Health
03 Bated Breath
04 Things Have Learnt To Walk That Ought To Crawl
05 No Dream
06 Hate Haze
07 100 Years
08 Never (demo)
09 The Ride
10 A Shirt Of Fire
11 Whirlpool
12 Jackpot Jack
13 Crying Red
14 Calloused Hands
15 Here Comes The Floor (demo)
16 The Storm (demo)
17 Untitled (demo)
18 Jeremiah (demo)


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