Virgin Prunes – Over the Rainbow

A compilation of rarities 1980-1984

The group’s original label Baby, released “Over the Rainbow”, (LP 1985, CD 1986) a compilation of previously unreleased and rare tracks from the period up to 1983 that demonstrated just how stunningly varied Virgin Prunes material had been. A track culled from an NME compilation entitled “Red Nettle” remains an unusual standout, its repetitive sampled chord structures evolving into a seductive and hypnotic piece. The influence of music as diverse as Industrial, Krautrock, Glam, the experimental composers and all points in between can be heard within the record’s many moods. A video compilation “Sons Find Devils” comprising of live performances also saw the light of day in 1985.

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