We all know and love the Purple Hearts - they were one of the leading lights of the ‘79 Mod Revival!!! The band wowed audiences all over the UK with their powerful live performances and gave us one of the best Mod Revival LPs with the legendary ‘Beat That’ release before splitting in the mid 80''s as the music press turned it’s back on the bands it previously hailed as heroes. Now Detour Records are extremely proud to give you ‘Smashing Time’ - a collection of 24 ultra rare and never-before-heard tracks that are going to blow you away!!! Featured on this stunning release are 18 previously unheard studio tracks and 6 great live tracks. The studio tracks span the years from 1978 - 1982 and give us a real insight into the progression of the band, giving us alternate versions of our favourites, out-takes, demos and previously unheard tracks - one of which features none other than Mr. Paul Weller on keyboards and backing vocals.