Classix Nouveaux

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UK group that were part of the 'New Romantic' scene. Originally a punk band called X-Ray Spex but in 1979 renamed themselves Classix Nouveaux after singer Poly Styrene was replaced by Sal Solo and radically changed their musical style in the process. CN became fairly successful in many countries, playing to crowds of up to 25,000 people. Their final appearances came in 1985 after which they split up, with Sal Solo going on to start a solo career.
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Albums

1C064-83 143 Classix Nouveaux - Classix Nouveaux album art Classix Nouveaux Classix Nouveaux (Album) Liberty 1C064-83 143 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
10C 066-083143, 10C 066-083.143, LBG 30325 Classix Nouveaux - Night People album art Classix Nouveaux Night People (Album) Liberty, Liberty 10C 066-083143, 10C 066-083.143, LBG 30325 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
LUX-11C078-83269 Classix Nouveaux - La Verité album art Classix Nouveaux La Verité (Album) Liberty, Liberty LUX-11C078-83269 Portugal 1982 Sell This Version
CN 4039/S Classix Nouveaux - In Concert-283 album art A Flock Of Seagulls / Classix Nouveaux A Flock Of Seagulls / Classix Nouveaux - In Concert-283(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 4039/S UK 1982 Sell This Version
1A 064-1834241 Classix Nouveaux - Secret album art Classix Nouveaux Secret (Album) Liberty 1A 064-1834241 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
RIVERCD077 Classix Nouveaux - The River Sessions album art Classix Nouveaux The River Sessions(CD) River Records RIVERCD077 UK 2005 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

UA-416 Classix Nouveaux - The Robots Dance album art Classix Nouveaux The Robots Dance (Single) ESP Records (2) UA-416 Australia 1980 Sell This Version
BP 378 Classix Nouveaux - Nasty Little Green Men album art Classix Nouveaux Nasty Little Green Men (Single) Liberty BP 378 UK 1980 Sell This Version
3C 000-79185 Classix Nouveaux - On The Beat / Never Again (The Days Time Erased) album art The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band / Classix Nouveaux The Brooklyn, Bronx & Queens Band / Classix Nouveaux - On The Beat / Never Again (The Days Time Erased)(7", Promo) Capitol Records, Liberty 3C 000-79185 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
3C 000 79182 Classix Nouveaux - Under Pressure / Never Again album art Queen / David Bowie / Classix Nouveaux Queen / David Bowie / Classix Nouveaux - Under Pressure / Never Again EMI 3C 000 79182 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
1A 006-83196 Classix Nouveaux - Inside Outside album art Classix Nouveaux Inside Outside (Single) Liberty 1A 006-83196 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
UA-498 Classix Nouveaux - Tokyo album art Classix Nouveaux Tokyo (Single) Liberty UA-498 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
1C 006-83 225 Classix Nouveaux - Never Again album art Classix Nouveaux Never Again (Single) Liberty, EMI Electrola 1C 006-83 225 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
2C 008-83218, 2C 008-83.218, 102 Classix Nouveaux - Run Away album art Classix Nouveaux Run Away (Single) Liberty, Liberty, Pathé Marconi 2C 008-83218, 2C 008-83.218, 102 France 1981 Sell This Version
K07S-7023 Classix Nouveaux - Guilty album art Classix Nouveaux Guilty (Single) Liberty K07S-7023 Japan 1980 Sell This Version
3C 000-79170 Classix Nouveaux - Una Notte Speciale / Guilty album art Alice (4) / Classix Nouveaux Alice (4) / Classix Nouveaux - Una Notte Speciale / Guilty(7", Promo) EMI, Liberty 3C 000-79170 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
006-083 275 Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream album art Classix Nouveaux Is It A Dream (Single) Liberty 006-083 275 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
1 A 006-83316 Classix Nouveaux - Because You're Young album art Classix Nouveaux Because You're Young (Single) Liberty 1 A 006-83316 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
12BP 414 Classix Nouveaux - The End... Or The Beginning? album art Classix Nouveaux The End... Or The Beginning? (Single) Liberty 12BP 414 UK 1982 Sell This Version
BP 419, BP·419 Classix Nouveaux - Forever And A Day album art Classix Nouveaux Forever And A Day (Single) Liberty, Liberty BP 419, BP·419 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BP 421 Classix Nouveaux - Never Never Comes album art Classix Nouveaux Never Never Comes (Single) Liberty BP 421 UK 1983 Sell This Version
8743 Classix Nouveaux - Is It A Dream / Because You're Young album art Classix Nouveaux Is It A Dream / Because You're Young(7", Single) Liberty 8743 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
25 8936-7 Classix Nouveaux - Heartbeat album art Sal Solo With Classix Nouveaux Sal Solo With Classix Nouveaux - Heartbeat MCA Records 25 8936-7 France 1985 Sell This Version

Compilations

K28P 300 Classix Nouveaux - Singles = シングルス album art Classix Nouveaux = クラシックス・ヌヴォー* Classix Nouveaux = クラシックス・ヌヴォー* - Singles = シングルス(LP, Comp) Liberty K28P 300 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
TK-48 Classix Nouveaux - Classics album art Classix Nouveaux Classics (Comp) Tonpress KAW, EMI TK-48 Poland 1983 Sell This Version

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January 25, 2021
A comprehensive 4CD set containing expanded versions of their albums: “Night People”, its international alternative version entitled “Classix Nouveaux”, “La Verité” and “Secret”.

• 67 tracks including 12” versions, 7” edits, B-sides and instrumental versions

• Each expanded album is housed in a mini card wallet replica of the original album sleeve

• Includes a 20 page booklet containing full UK discography and a brand new interview with Sal Solo from May 2020.

• As well as enjoying chart success in the UK, Classix Nouveaux were also successful in many other international territories including USA, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Australia, Israel, Poland, Yugoslavia (as was), Iceland and many more.

Cherry Red are pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive 4CD set containing expanded versions of their albums “Night People”, its international alternative version entitled “Classix Nouveaux”,
“La Verité” and “Secret”.

They were formed in 1979 by Sal Solo, Jak Airport and BP Hurding (previously of X Ray-Spex) and Mik Sweeney. By the time they came to record their first album, original guitarist Jak Airport had left to be replaced by Gary Steadman.

They were one of the bands credited as being at the forefront of the nascent “New Romantic” scene along with the likes of Ultravox and Japan.

During a six-year career between 1979 and 1985 they released three albums and eleven singles; the most commercially successful of which was the single “Is It A Dream” that reached No.11 in the UK Singles Chart.

Though they only experienced the one Top 20 hit in the UK with ‘Is It a Dream’, the band had number one hits in Poland, Portugal, Yugoslavia, Israel, Iceland as well as other countries.

This carefully curated deluxe expanded 4CD Set brings together their original album releases plus a comprehensive selection of extended 12” versions, 7” edits, B-sides and instrumental versions. It also includes a 20-page booklet containing full UK discography and a brand new interview with Sal Solo from May 2020.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
CLASSIX NOUVEAUX
1. FOREWARD
2. GUILTY
3. NASTY LITTLE GREEN MEN
4. NO SYMPATHY
5. INSIDE OUTSIDE
6. 623
7. ROBOTS DANCE
8. EVERY HOME
9. TOKYO
10. RUN AWAY
11. THE PROTECTOR OF NIGHT
BONUS TRACKS
12. TEST TUBE BABIES
13. NIGHT PEOPLE
14. ROBOTS DANCE (NEW VERSION)

DISC TWO:
NIGHT PEOPLE
1. FOREWARD
2. GUILTY
3. RUN AWAY
4. NO SYMPATHY, NO VIOLINS
5. INSIDE OUTSIDE
6. 623
7. EVERY HOME SHOULD HAVE ONE
8. TOKYO
9. OR A MOVIE
10. SOLDIER
11. THE PROTECTOR OF NIGHT
BONUS TRACKS
12. INSIDE OUTSIDE (12” VERSION)
13. WE DON’T BITE (COME A LITTLE CLOSER)
14. INSIDE OUTSIDE (7” VERSION)
15. OLD WORLD FOR SALE

DISC THREE:
LA VERITÉ
1. FOREWARD
2. IS IT A DREAM
3. TO BELIEVE
4. BECAUSE YOU’RE YOUNG
5. SIX TO EIGHT
6. LA VERITÉ
7. NEVER AGAIN
8. IT’S ALL OVER
9. 1999
10. I WILL RETURN
11. FINALE
BONUS TRACKS
12. NEVER AGAIN (THE DAYS TIME ERASED) (SHORT VERSION)
13. 627
14. NEVER AGAIN (THE DAYS TIME ERASED) (LONG VERSION)
15. IS IT A DREAM (7” VERSION)
16. WHERE TO GO
17. BECAUSE YOU’RE YOUNG (12” VERSION)
18. BECAUSE YOU’RE YOUNG (EDIT)
19. IT’S NOT TOO LATE
20. IS IT A DREAM (EDIT)
21. CHEMIN CHAGRIN

DISC FOUR:
SECRET
1. ALL AROUND THE WORLD
2. MANITOU
3. HEART FROM THE START
4. THE FIRE INSIDE
5. FOREVER AND A DAY
6. NEVER NEVER COMES
7. THE UNLOVED
8. WHEN THEY ALL HAVE GONE
9. NO OTHER WAY
BONUS TRACKS
10. THE END… OR THE BEGINNING?
11. THE END… OR THE BEGINNING? (LONG VERSION) (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
13. SWITCH (7” VERSION)
14. FOREVER AND A DAY (EXTENDED VERSION)
15. SWITCH (FULL LENGTH VERSION)
16. MANITOU (EXTENDED VERSION)
17. MANITOU (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION)
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December 5, 2020
Classix Nouveaux: The Liberty Recordings 1981-1983, 4CD BOX SET!!!!!!!
Released February 26, 2021.

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