'Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records' - new compilation features "London"

Rough Trade Shops releasing compilation album of best of Rough Trade label - NME.com


Rough Trade Shops is releasing a compilation album of the best music released by the indie label over the past 40 years.

Entitled 'Recorded at the Automat: The Best of Rough Trade Records', the album, which is released March 23, will cover the early years of Rough Trade, when Geoff Travis first started the label in 1978, later to be joined by Jeannette Lee. It includes the likes of Swell Maps, Robert Wyatt, The Fall, The Raincoats, The Smiths, The Strokes, the Libertines, Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens.

More current acts include Parquet Courts, Warpaint, Alabama Shakes and Benjamin Booker.

This is the first time Rough Trade has released an extensive collection from its catalogue. The record, which is made up of tracks selected by Travis and Lee and Rough Trade Shops' Nigel House, Pete Donne, Sean Forbes and Simon Russell, will be out via a 20-track single CD, a 60-track deluxe triple CD, a 20-track double LP and a 60-track download album.

All releases include:
The Smiths – 'London'
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It's not true that this is the 1st RT compilation - there was a 25th Anniversary 5-disc box set that included "Hand In Glove".


It's not true that this is the 1st RT compilation - there was a 25th Anniversary 5-disc box set that included "Hand In Glove".
That was commemorating 25 years of Rough Trade shops and as such featured the music championed in the shops in that time and not just that on the record label.
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