The Darkside ‎– Complete Studio Masters

2 × CD, Album, Remastered
2 × CD, Compilation, Remastered
Box Set, Compilation


1-1 Guitar Voodoo 6:18
1-2 Found Love 2:53
1-3 She Don't Come 2:27
1-4 Good For Me 2:38
1-5 Love In A Burning Universe 6:09
1-6 All That Noise 1:44
1-7 Spend Some Time 3:11
1-8 Don't Stop The Rain 3:24
1-9 Soul Deep 7:00
1-10 Waiting For The Angels 5:18
1-11 Sweet Vibrations 6:11
2-1 Guitar Voodoo (Alt Mix) 6:09
2-2 Found Love (Alt Mix) 2:50
2-3 She Don't Come (Alt Mix) 2:30
2-4 Good For Me (Alt Mix) 2:31
2-5 Love In A Burning Universe (Instrumental) 5:55
2-6 All That Noise (Alt Mix) 1:40
2-7 Spend Some Time (Alt Mix) 3:08
2-8 Soul Deep (Instrumental) 6:36
2-9 Waiting For The Angels (Alt Mix) 5:12
2-10 Head In The Sand (Demo) 4:56
2-11 Waiting For The Angels (Demo) 5:17
2-12 Sweet Vibrations (Demo) 5:57
2-13 Good For Me (Demo) 1:10
2-14 She Don't Come (Live) 3:28
2-15 Blues One (Live) 4:06
2-16 Interlude On Mars (Live) 2:54
2-17 Highrise Love (Live) 5:42
2-18 Recorded Interview 1990 0:47
3-1 Always Pleasure 3:52
3-2 Feelings Flow 4:06
3-3 Tornado 4:01
3-4 Mystic Morning 5:33
3-5 Someday 3:14
3-6 Are You For Real 4:48
3-7 24 Hours 3:44
3-8 Cry For Me 3:07
3-9 Rise 9:53
4-1 Waiting For The Angels (12inch Mix) 5:17
4-2 This Mystic Morning (Remix) 5:35
4-3 This Mystic Morning (Instrumental) 5:32
4-4 This Mystic Morning (Dub) 5:35
4-5 This Mystic Morning (Alt Dub Mix) 5:42
4-6 Cry For Me (Single Remix) 3:01
4-7 The Straightest Shot 5:47
4-8 This Time Is Mine 6:13
4-9 The Heart Of The Sun 7:42
5-1 Feel Too Real 5:53
5-2 Retroglide 5:29
5-3 SOS (EP Version) 4:49
5-4 SOS (Alt Mix) 4:50
5-5 Space Walk (EP Version) 4:45
5-6 Space Walk (Alt Mix) 4:32
5-7 When Fate Deals It's Mortal Blow 3:31
5-8 SOS (Ugly Version) 4:52
5-9 There's A World Outside 4:40
5-10 High Time 7:13
5-11 Easter Everywhere 6:16
5-12 Ride Around 4:01
5-13 Frankie Teardrop 9:11

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Contains the albums All That Noise (Disc 1) plus alternate versions, mixes, instrumentals, demos, bonus unreleased live tracks, and an interview recorded in 1990 (Disc 2), Melomania (Disc 3), the Mayhem To Meditate EP & (dub) remixes (Disc 4), the Lunar Surf EP & the Jukebox At Munsters 45, the previously unreleased lost third album & demos (Disc 5).

Tracks 4-2, 4-4, 4-6 to 4-9 are from Darkside* - Mayhem To Meditate EP.
Tracks 2-14 to 2-17 (Live on Surrey University Campus Radio) & 2-18 are unlisted.
Track info to 2-4, 2-9, 4-1, 4-3 to 4-6, 5-3 to 5-6 & 5-8 also not given.

Times not listed.

Official release date is December 1, 2017 but copies were available via the band prior to that.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 024545 786217
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): D71344 ARK001/CD1
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): D72903 ARK001/CD2
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): D71345 ARK001/CD3
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): D72212 ARK001/CD4
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5): D71346 ARK001/CD5
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LD02
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD5): IFPI 5J03
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): IFPI 5J54
  • Mould SID Code (CD3): IFPI 5J34
  • Mould SID Code (CD4): IFPI 5J83


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June 10, 2020
Ps, I agree with the comments regarding price, lack of info and lack of attention, All this was due to Stuart Roswell.


June 10, 2020
In case anyone does not know this product came at a heavy cost . Sterling Roswell hi jacked this project and ran it into the ground , he stole from all that was involved and effectively ruined a rare opportunity , it was a very stupid thing to do but we had been there before with Roswell, I sincerely hope you enjoy the box set despite the acrimonious circumstances .


July 18, 2018

I agree with the other reviewers; this isn't a particularly well-thought-out box set. Liner notes would be great, as would explanations of the previously unreleased songs. The graphic design throughout is adequate...but bordering on mediocre. That said, the music is amazing, so it's well worth having.


July 3, 2018
Is this the worst "Box Set" ever`? Looks like one of those releases from junk labels you have to fork out a tenner at max. Random track running, absolutely NO information whatsoever, a "booklet" with amateurishly collaged paraphernalia & card sleeves which don't show the original covers. And it's even not what it says. And it will set you back 45 quid. Ridiculous.


March 2, 2018
3 tracks are missing and no indications about recordings !!!! difficult to find the logical running of the material


January 7, 2018
Sadly not so 'complete' as complete should be. The 3 tracks from the 'Highrise love' are missing.


September 29, 2017
Many acolytes/music lovers/fucked-up from the pristine 90's first discovered to The Darkside, it was them who introduced us to the magic, rapture and colors of neo-psychedelia introducing us to the experimental drone guitar world of Spacemen 3, Spectrum, Spiritualized, EAR, Alpha Stone, Lupine Howl, Slipstream. For some of the marxians in the 90's post-rocker scene in North Lima, Tokyo or Rugby the Philosopher's Stone was The Darkside UK, their redeeming lyrics, ethereal vocal melodies, Rosco's medicinal wha wha viola and the seductive bass vibrations of Bassman were marked deep in our soul thousand of years ago.

The transcendence of "Complete Studio Masters" (2017) is enormous to point out to the new ones how it was that one of the most important scenes of the ultimes musiques was forged: the neo space psychedelia founded in Rugby. The future flows in the blood and neurons of this lineage of artists. Today every time we decorate our brains with this box set "of boutique" (Sterling Roswell dixit) we can't but confirm our essence. Bassman, Rosco, Craig, please "don't stop the rain".

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