A killer box set filled with some of the darker sounds to spring from the (predominantly) UK postpunk scenes – not just straightforward, black-clad, lacy-gloved goth – but a huge number of diverse, compelling tracks! This isn't the cliched goth of later years – as these are the original tracks that later spurred that movement – a shift from the anarch of the early punk years, through the nihilism of post-punk, to a darker acceptance of the shadowy corners of existence! Many tracks have eerie, dark or ominous overtone
s, but there is a huge variety of of sounds and styles – from raw to ornate, aggressive to ethereal. Includes tracks by Joy Division, Public Image Ltd, The Cure, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twin
s, Adam & The Ants, Dead Can Dance, Sisters Of Mercy and similarly legendary names– but the included songs are often pretty obscure, and they are lots of relatively underground and unknown acts, too. 80+ songs on 5CDs, with a nice booklet. Includes "Shadowplay" by Joy Division, "The Black Cat" by UK Decay, "Beautiful Monsters" by Folk Devils, "The Hanging Garden" by The Cure, Gallery Of Shame" by Low Life, "She Cries Alone" by Skeletal Family, "Tabletalk" by Adam & The Ants, "In Our Angelhood" by Cocteau Twin
s, "Stigmata Martyr" by Bauhaus, "Love Puppets" by Legendary Pink Dot, and many more!