Wednesday, August 11, 2004

NOT THE JENNY AGUTTER ONE: The finest sons of Wigan, The Railway Children, are just about to release an acoustic best of collection. Oddly popular with Jackie Magazine, Gary Newby's more melodic House of Love had already had a full-instruments best of collection in their honour (Listen On), so the business here is purely for stripped down versions of the classics - everything on Gentle Sounds has been selected by the fans, so at least you can't blame the record label.

Interesting side note: The Railway Children split when EMI swallowed Virgin and dumped a load of bands, them included, although - as this shows - there was still a sizeable market for what they were doing. Something to remember the next time a music industry figure tells you about how they invest in artists.

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