Taking their name from a Thelonious Monk jazz album, they issued ten singles, five albums and various compilations between 1983 and 1993. Many of them made the Indie Chart, from early efforts with hints of psychobilly and The Cramps to more melodic, C86-flavoured tracks (think The Smiths and The Housemartins) and later tracks with a hint of shoegazer and baggy about them.
In Davey Woodward, The Brilliant Corners were fronted by a handsome, charismatic singer who was also a talented songwriter – and Davey’s cooperated with this long-overdue anthology, helping with the track listing and supplying the entertaining sleeve-notes.
Tracklist: Disc 1 She’s Got Fever / Black Water / Big Hip / Tangled Up In Blue / My Baby In Black / Sixteen Years / Rope In My Hand / Meet Me On Tuesdays / Jim’s Room / Everything I Ever Wanted / The Funniest Thing / Brian Rix / Trudy Is A Squeel / Delilah Sands / Is Anybody Home / Please Please Please / Drive My Car / The Good’s Gone / Faithful Lips (Unreleased Demo) / Bluebell (Unreleased Demo) / Love (Unreleased) / Some Heart (Unreleased) / Delilah Sands (Alternative Version) / Ghost Of A Girl / Meet Me On Tuesdays (Folk Version).
Disc 2 Teenage / I Don’t Want To Talk To You / How Embarrassing To Dance Like That / Why Do You Have To Go Out With Him When You Could Go Out With Me? (12” Version) / Shangri La / Things Will Get Better / Goodbye / Love It, I Lost It (12” Version) / White Gates / I Cried / Loves Like This / The Pope, The Monkey And The Queen / Ghost Of A Young Man / When The Blossom Falls / Silias / Under The Bridge / Get It Up / Not The Boy (Live) / I Bet She’s Gonna Go (Live) / Everything I Ever Wanted (Live) / Julie (Unreleased Live) / I’ll Never Be The One To Break Your Heart (Unreleased Live) / Meet Me On Tuesdays (Unreleased Live).
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