Archive

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Trip hop group from the UK. Darius Keeler and Danny Griffiths formed Archive in 1994 together with female singer Roya Arab and young rapper Rosko John. Due to some dispute among themselves, the band broke up in 1996.
Later (1999), Darius and Danny reformed Archive along with Susanne Wooder and Matheu Martin to produce their second album "Take My Head". After "Take My Head" the line up of the Band changed again including now singer Craig Walker (former front man for Power of Dreams). In 2001 they produced their third album, "You All Look The Same To Me", a more rock oriented disc than electronic or pop. Two years later, "Noise" and "Unplugged" are the follow ups to "You All Look The Same To Me", and they are keeping the same musical formation as before. The band composed also in 2003 the soundtrack to the French film Michel Vaillant.

Archive began their Europe tour in November 2004 without Walker, and without notifying ticket holders. Increasing shouts of 'Where's Craig?" from bemused fans at the concerts in Poland and France finally prompted a notice on the website that Craig absence was "due to unforeseen circumstances". Another statement from Darius Keeler hinted at personal problems keeping Walker from touring. In an interview with the TV station arte in late 2005, Keeler and Griffiths stated that Walker is in fact no longer with Archive and is working on a solo album, whereas Walker has stated that he left Archive due to personal differences with management and other band members.

In autumn of 2004, Archive announced that Dave Pen (Birdpen) would replace Walker on the Noise tour - due to the continuing personal problems between Walker and the rest of the band. During this same tour, Keeler and Griffiths met the singer Pollard Berrier at one of their shows in Vienna, Austria. The three began writing and rehearsing together, and were recording in Southside Studios (4), London, by September 2005.

Finally, in 2006, they release "Lights", their latest disc, including most of the previous line up (with Darius Keeler, Danny Griffiths, Maria Q, who was a chorist on "Take My Head", Dave Penney, singer on "Y.A.L.T.S" and "Noise" and Pollard Berrier).
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ARKCD 1001, 524 285 - 2 Archive - Londinium album art Archive Londinium (Album) Island Records, Island Records ARKCD 1001, 524 285 - 2 UK, Europe & US 1996 Sell This Version
ISOM 10CDX Archive - Take My Head album art Archive Take My Head (Album) Independiente, Independiente ISOM 10CDX UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Archive - Take My Head (Mixes) album art Archive Take My Head (Mixes)(CDr, MiniAlbum, Mixed, Promo) Small none France 1999 Sell This Version
PR0 2921 Archive - You All Look The Same To Me album art Archive You All Look The Same To Me (Album) Hangman Records (3) PR0 2921 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Archive - Michel Vaillant (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Archive Michel Vaillant (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) EastWest none France 2003 Sell This Version
2564 60768-2 Archive - Michel Vaillant album art Archive Michel Vaillant (Album) EastWest, Warner Music France 2564 60768-2 France 2003 Sell This Version
5046754872 Archive - Unplugged album art Archive Unplugged (Album) Warner Music France 5046754872 France 2004 Sell This Version
5046-75673-2 Archive - Noise album art Archive Noise (Album) EastWest, Warner Music France 5046-75673-2 France 2004 Sell This Version
none Archive - Lights album art Archive Lights (Album) Warner Music France none France 2006 Sell This Version
NA, 0825646989669 Archive - Live At The Zenith album art Archive Live At The Zenith (Album) Warner Music France, Warner Music France NA, 0825646989669 France 2007 Sell This Version
none Archive - Controlling Crowds album art Archive Controlling Crowds (Album) Warner Music France none France 2009 Sell This Version
none Archive - Controlling Crowds Part IV album art Archive Controlling Crowds Part IV (Album) Warner Music France none UK 2009 Sell This Version
2564686603 Archive - Controlling Crowds The Complete Edition Parts I-IV album art Archive Controlling Crowds The Complete Edition Parts I-IV(2xCD, Album, Enh, Tri) Warner Music France 2564686603 France 2009 Sell This Version
none Archive - Tour 2010 Live - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 17th January 2010 album art Archive Tour 2010 Live - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, 17th January 2010 (Album) Concert Live none UK 2010 Sell This Version
CLCD253 Archive - Tour 2010 Live - Le Zenith, Paris, 23rd January 2010 album art Archive Tour 2010 Live - Le Zenith, Paris, 23rd January 2010 (Album) Concert Live CLCD253 UK 2010 Sell This Version
2564683387 Archive - Live At La Géode album art Archive Live At La Géode(CD, Ltd) Warner Music France 2564683387 France 2010 Sell This Version
VISIT02CD Archive - With Us Until You're Dead album art Archive With Us Until You're Dead (Album) Dangervisit Records, Cooperative Music VISIT02CD Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Archive - Axiom album art Archive Axiom (Album) Dangervisit none UK 2014 Sell This Version
VISIT05CD Archive - Restriction album art Archive Restriction (Album) Dangervisit VISIT05CD Russia 2015 Sell This Version
none Archive - Unrestricted album art Archive Unrestricted (Album) Dangervisit, [pias] none Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Archive - The False Foundation album art Archive The False Foundation (Album) [Pias], Dangervisit none UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Archive - 8 New Tracks From '25' album art Archive 8 New Tracks From '25'(CDr, Promo) [pias] none Europe 2019 Sell This Version
none Archive - 25: Rarities album art Archive 25: Rarities(CD, Album, Ltd) Dangervisit none Europe 2019 Sell This Version
VISIT16LP Archive - Versions album art Archive Versions (Album, Comp, Single) Dangervisit, [pias] VISIT16LP Europe 2020 Sell This Version
none Archive - 25 Live album art Archive 25 Live(20xFile, MP3, WAV, Album) Not On Label (Archive Self-released) none 2020

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lukas-klaus

lukas-klaus

December 27, 2019
"While There's Light" looks like a non existent song, the only one I can't find anywhere.
Side B of Box Set 7"Included in "25"
Does anyone know where to listen it? Even just in .mp3 ...
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

February 2, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Tracklist for "25" with the title of the album that the song is on:

(Disc 1)

Side One:
1. Again (You All Look The Same To Me)
2. Londinium (Londinium)
Side Two:
1. Bullets (Controlling Crowds)
2. System (Lights)
3. Kings Of Speed (Controlling Crowds)
4. Erase (25)

(Disc 2)

Side One:
1. You Make Me Feel (Take My Head)
2. Kid Corner (Restriction)
3. Bastardized Ink (Controlling Crowds)
4. Shiver (Axiom)
Side Two:
1. Controlling Crowds (Controlling Crowds)
2. Pills (Controlling Crowds Part IV)
3. Falling (25)

(Disc 3)

Side One:
1. Noise (Noise)
2. Violently (With Us Until You're Dead)
3. Bright Lights (The False Foundation)
4. End Of Our Days (Restriction)
Side Two:
1. Finding It So Hard (You All Look The Same To Me)
2. The Empty Bottle (Controlling Crowds Part IV)

(Disc 4)

Side One:
1. Fuck U (Noise)
2. Remains Of Nothing (25)
3. The False Foundation (The False Foundation)
4. Hatchet (With Us Until You're Dead)
Side Two:
1. Lights (Lights)

(Disc 5)

Side One:
1. Waste (Noise
2. Splinters (The False Foundation)
3. Black & Blue (Restriction)
Side Two:
1. Collapse/Collide (Controlling Crowds)
2. Bridge Scene (Michel Vaillant)
3. Numb (You All Look The Same To Me)
4. Feel it (Restriction)

(Disc 6)

Side One:
1. Wiped Out (With Us Until You're Dead)
2. Driving In Nails (The False Foundation)
3. So Few Words (Londinium)
Side Two:
1. Distorted Angels (Axiom)
2. Nothing Else (Londinium)
3. Lines (Controlling Crowds Part IV)
4. Take My Head (Take My Head)

Box Set 10”

Side One:
1. Heart Beats (25)
Side Two:
1. Hyperreal (25)
2. The Hell Scared Out Of Me (25)

Box Set 7”

A) Lightning Love – feat Steve Mason (25)
B) While There's Light (25)
Spell_Caster

Spell_Caster

January 31, 2019
https://archive.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=41434
https://archive.tmstor.es/cart/product.php?id=41436
A compilation box set of songs from most of their albums + unreleased material is for sale on their website on both vinyl and CD.
Comes with a 160 page book and it's signed. Expensive, but christ most of their older records resell for a boatload anyways. Getting to hear songs that I otherwise wouldn't be able to hear on wax (in the case of Controlling Crowds, songs that never got pressed to begin with) is enough for me.

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