2LP - TRACTOR - THE ROAD FROM TOWNHEAD MILL

A glorious 40th anniversary double gatefold LP on 180 gram red vinyl unearths a mixture of past classics from Tractor''s career and previously unreleased recordings. 40 years ago John Peel confirmed his undying love for all things Rochdale by releasing an album and buying recording equipment for Rochdale band Tractor. Their important lineage in music history that can be traced through to Joy Division, New Order and The Happy Mondays via the recording studios and festivals they kickstarted are explored on the inside of the gatefold. John Peel''s wife Sheila provides detailed comments for the back of the LP sleeve, John had worked at Townhead Mill in Rochdale in 1959 whilst future office sharer at the BBC young Andy Kershaw was attending a nursery school near to the mill at the time. Andy Kershaw states "I would say Rochdale finally emerged from the second world war some time around 1972". In 1972 the year the first Tractor recordings came out on LP via John Peel . Rochdale was a hotbed of counter culture activity and that continued right through until the early nineties- In 1972 it had its own alternative newspaper and a group of sculptors including the country''s first graffiti artist Walter Kershaw. A 1972 open air festival in the town hosted Adrian Henri, Roger McGough and Linda Lewis with indoor gigs from Tractor, Bridget St John, Hunter Muskett the Strawbs and Brinsley Schwartz. The success of the 1972 Tractor recordings has continued to hold the band in high esteem for forty years. TRACKLISTING: 01. WILLOW 02. KING DICK II 03. LITTLE GIRL IN YELLOW 04. ARGUMENT FOR ONE 05. STORM 06. LOST ON THE OCEAN 07. SHUBUNKIN 08. HOPE IN FAVOUR 09. EVVERYTIME IT HAPPENS 10. IN THE SHADOW OF MILLS 11. CHANGES 12. ABODE OF THE DEAD 13. CLOCKS 14. ARGUMENT FOR ONE ( RADIO PERFORMANCE) 15. NO MORE ROCK N ROLL 16. FLAMES

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ArtistTRACTOR Release date2012-10-12 Item no88874 Product groupVinyl Media2LP Record labelOzit GenreAlternative Rock ConditionNew, unplayed AvailabilityNot in stock Delivery1 - 3 weeks
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