Shelleyan Orphan ‎– Shelleyan Orphan

One Little Indian ‎– TPLP758CDBOX
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Remastered
CD, Album, Reissue
CD, Album, Reissue
CD, Album, Reissue
DVD, DVD-Video


This limited edition box-set contains remastered, repackaged complete albums of Helleborine, Century Flower and Humroot, as well as a new nineteen-track bonus disc. Including is an unreleased BBC Radio 1 Session containing unearthed versions of ‘Cavalry of Cloud’ and ‘Melody of Birth’, as well as a slew of unreleased demos chronicling all three albums, and an unearthed session tracks with Art of Noise’s Anne Dudley, featuring Geoffrey Bayldon of Catweazle fame. In addition, the boxset comes packaged with a DVD (5 videos) and an essay penned by Crawley and Tayle, before her untimely death of Crawley, exploring in deeper depth the story that is Shelleyan Orphan. This is the first time Shelleyan Orphan’s back catalogue is compiled together, further illuminating the songwriting and vocals skills of one of England’s best pop purveyors.

Includes a hand-written letter from Jem Tayle in light of Caroline’s death.

Release date is July 2017; 2016 is printed on the box - this set was first proposed in the early 2000s, but was canceled until now.
The letter that's included is a copy.
Although disc one has the US album's track order listed, it actually plays with the UK's order.
There are minor typos in the booklet that have been corrected here.

There's about 10 songs that aren't included here, mostly covers from various Various Artists comps. (plus a few vinyl b-sides).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5016958087043



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January 20, 2019
edited 5 months ago
Sadly, very sadly, some of the videos on the DVD are of appalling quality. In fact, the majority are basically unwatchable. There are better versions on YouTube. Shame. This group deserved better.