Manchester mavericks The Fall were often partial to cover versions – and their off-kilter rewrite of Sister Sledge‘s disco classic ‘Lost In Music’ has been used by leading fashion brand All Saints for an online video campaign.
Directed by Stratis Chatzielenoudas, 2917: Back To The Top is the title of a forthcoming Greek documentary about a 32-year old punk rock paraplegic and his friends, and their efforts to climb the highest peak of Mount Olympus.
The soundtrack boasts a suitable who’s who of 80s Punk and Psychobilly – including Cherry Red-owned tracks by Blitz, The Meteors and Peter & The Test Tube Babies.
Kim Wilde‘s timeless debut hit ‘Kids In America’ (No. 2 UK, No. 25 US, 1981) is due to appear in another soundtrack.
3 Identical Strangers has the strapline: “There’s no-one else on Earth quite like you. Or is there…?”
Produced by Raw TV, the film is set in 1980 New York, when three total strangers, 19-year olds Robert, Eddy and David, make the astonishing discovery that they were identical triplets.
British-born singer-songwriter Rupert Holmes made his name in the States with hits like ‘Escape (The Piña Colada Song)’ (1979).
Rupert’s first three solo albums for Epic Records, Widescreen (1974), Rupert Holmes (1975) and Singles (1976), are now available for license from Cherry Red Records.
These included the singles ‘Talk’, ‘Our National Pastime’, ‘I Don’t Want To Hold Your Hand’, ‘Terminal’ and ‘Weekend Lover’.
The most expensive drama which Netflix has produced to date, TV series The Crown has been widely acclaimed for its portrayal of the early life of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 2 is scheduled to begin at the end of this year – and this time, the story moves into the Sixties. One of the tracks to be used within the soundtrack is ‘Baby Sitting’ by The Corvells, an obscure but wonderful early 60s Girl Group/R&B track from the Detroit era, which is controlled by Cherry Red.
Subtitled A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977-1981, To The Outside Of Everything is a forthcoming 5-CD box set due out on Cherry Red on 1st December, which captures the edgy excitement of alternative/independent music during that pioneering, highly influential period.
Many of the tracks are available to license, including those by The Fall, Alternative T.V., Spizzenergi, Punishment Of Luxury, Thomas Leer, The Passage, The Monochrome Set, The Membranes and many others.
Still in the pipeline, The Caravan At The End Of The World is a short, romantic, coming-of-age drama (15 minutes) set around a caravan site in the early 1980’s. The period soundtrack boasts the DIY acoustic beauty of ‘Leave Me With The Boy’ by The Marine Girls, the Cherry Red trio which featured a young Tracey Thorn. The song is taken from their delightful 1983 album Lazy Ways.
State Like Sleep is an upcoming US film directed by Meredith Danluck, about a woman who grapples with the consequences of her celebrity husband’s double life after he commits suicide.
The drama stars Luke Evans, Katherine Waterston and Michael Shannon and the soundtrack includes an early 80s post-punk nugget licensed from Cherry Red, the downbeat ‘Compulsion’ by Joe Crow.
Back in 1970, folk-rock band Jade – fronted by singer Marian Segal – issued their sole album, Fly On Strangewings, for DJM Records.
It sold modestly at the time but has subsequently become considered an Acid Folk classic, attracting huge sums on vinyl and revered by connoisseurs of the era.
Cherry Red now represent the rights for this masterpiece, which has been reissued this month as an expanded 3-CD edition on the Cherry Tree label.