Live extravaganza from post-punk "sonic cathedrals" (cThe Independent), The Chameleons featuring live sets recorded in the '80s across two CDs and one DVD (NTSC 0)  Featuring two live shows at The Hacienda and Camden Palace that have never been previously released on CD and an earlier set at the Gallery Club  Plus a DVD featuring all three shows and an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted to the band Formed in Greater Manchester in 1981, The Chameleons pioneered post punk, combining Reg Smithies' and Dave Fielding's layered, shimmering guitars, drummer John Lever's tribal rhythms and Mark Burgess' driving bass and impassioned vocals with lyrics often reflecting the anxiety and alienation of the Thatcher era. "All tribal percussion and jagged guitar shards straining to frame vast vistas with one hand while clutching their alienated urban roots with the other." NME The Chameleons are an acknowledged influence on future generations of indie and alternative rock bands including Stone Roses, Oasis, The Charlatans, Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, The Horrors, The National and Interpol. 'Elevated Living' includes their two celebrated hometown Manchester shows, 'Live At The Gallery Club' (1982) and 'Live At The Hacienda' (1983) and their superb show filmed for the ITV, 'Live At The Camden Palace' (1984) on both CD and DVD. The latter two shows are presented on CD for the first time. The DVD also includes an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted entirely to the band. Broadcast in January 1986, it mixes four tracks taken from a live show at the Discoteca 666 in Barcelona from 1985 (also on CD) plus studio performances and interviews with singer/bassist Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever. The Gallery show includes rarities 'Nathan's Phase' and 'Things I Wished I'd Said', while The Hacienda includes early versions of 'A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days' under the working title of 'Men Of Steel' and 'Thursday's Child' as 'Years Ago'
Live extravaganza from post-punk "sonic cathedrals" (cThe Independent), The Chameleons featuring live sets recorded in the '80s across two CDs and one DVD (NTSC 0)  Featuring two live shows at The Hacienda and Camden Palace that have never been previously released on CD and an earlier set at the Gallery Club  Plus a DVD featuring all three shows and an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted to the band Formed in Greater Manchester in 1981, The Chameleons pioneered post punk, combining Reg Smithies' and Dave Fielding's layered, shimmering guitars, drummer John Lever's tribal rhythms and Mark Burgess' driving bass and impassioned vocals with lyrics often reflecting the anxiety and alienation of the Thatcher era. "All tribal percussion and jagged guitar shards straining to frame vast vistas with one hand while clutching their alienated urban roots with the other." NME The Chameleons are an acknowledged influence on future generations of indie and alternative rock bands including Stone Roses, Oasis, The Charlatans, Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, The Horrors, The National and Interpol. 'Elevated Living' includes their two celebrated hometown Manchester shows, 'Live At The Gallery Club' (1982) and 'Live At The Hacienda' (1983) and their superb show filmed for the ITV, 'Live At The Camden Palace' (1984) on both CD and DVD. The latter two shows are presented on CD for the first time. The DVD also includes an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted entirely to the band. Broadcast in January 1986, it mixes four tracks taken from a live show at the Discoteca 666 in Barcelona from 1985 (also on CD) plus studio performances and interviews with singer/bassist Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever. The Gallery show includes rarities 'Nathan's Phase' and 'Things I Wished I'd Said', while The Hacienda includes early versions of 'A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days' under the working title of 'Men Of Steel' and 'Thursday's Child' as 'Years Ago'
5013929184237

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 10/01/2021
UPC: 5013929184237

Elevated Living (W/Dvd) (Ntr0) (Uk)
Artist: Chameleons
Format: CD
New: Available to Order $37.99
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DISC: 1

1. 1 Paper Tigers
2. Nathan's Phase
3. Don't Fall
4. Pleasure ; Pain
5. Here Today
6. In Shreds
7. Up The Down Escalator
8. Second Skin
9. Monkeyland
10. As High As You Can Go
11. Things I Wish I'd Said
12. View From A Hill
13. Paper Tigers
14. Pleasure ; Pain
15. Men Of Steel
16. Years Ago
17. In Shreds
18. Don't Fall
19. Second Skin
20. Don't Fall
21. Intrigue In Tangiers
22. Monkeyland
23. 4Second Skin
24. Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In)
25. Pleasure ; Pain
26. Return Of The Roughnecks
27. A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days
28. In Shreds
29. Splitting In Two
30. Here Today
31. Thursday's Child
32. Paper Tigers
33. Here Today
34. Return Of The Roughnecks
35. Less Than Human
36. Splitting In Two
37. Don't Fall
38. Singing Rule Britannia (While The Walls Close In)
39. Here Today
40. Return Of The Roughnecks
41. Monkeyland
42. Less Than Human
43. Pleasure ; Pain
44. Second Skin
45. Home Is Where The Heart Is
46. In Shreds
47. Splitting In Two

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Live extravaganza from post-punk "sonic cathedrals" (cThe Independent), The Chameleons featuring live sets recorded in the '80s across two CDs and one DVD (NTSC 0)  Featuring two live shows at The Hacienda and Camden Palace that have never been previously released on CD and an earlier set at the Gallery Club  Plus a DVD featuring all three shows and an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted to the band Formed in Greater Manchester in 1981, The Chameleons pioneered post punk, combining Reg Smithies' and Dave Fielding's layered, shimmering guitars, drummer John Lever's tribal rhythms and Mark Burgess' driving bass and impassioned vocals with lyrics often reflecting the anxiety and alienation of the Thatcher era. "All tribal percussion and jagged guitar shards straining to frame vast vistas with one hand while clutching their alienated urban roots with the other." NME The Chameleons are an acknowledged influence on future generations of indie and alternative rock bands including Stone Roses, Oasis, The Charlatans, Smashing Pumpkins, The Flaming Lips, The Killers, The Horrors, The National and Interpol. 'Elevated Living' includes their two celebrated hometown Manchester shows, 'Live At The Gallery Club' (1982) and 'Live At The Hacienda' (1983) and their superb show filmed for the ITV, 'Live At The Camden Palace' (1984) on both CD and DVD. The latter two shows are presented on CD for the first time. The DVD also includes an episode of Catalan TV programme Arsenal devoted entirely to the band. Broadcast in January 1986, it mixes four tracks taken from a live show at the Discoteca 666 in Barcelona from 1985 (also on CD) plus studio performances and interviews with singer/bassist Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever. The Gallery show includes rarities 'Nathan's Phase' and 'Things I Wished I'd Said', while The Hacienda includes early versions of 'A Person Isn't Safe Anywhere These Days' under the working title of 'Men Of Steel' and 'Thursday's Child' as 'Years Ago'

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