The Railway Children – Somewhere South (12″)

railwayedA much forgotten North West band and hailing from Wigan , The Railway Children, were bigged up as the new Smiths back in the late 80’s. You do get the indie guitar jangle and melancholy in spades but they were their own band. Led by Gary Newby,naming the band after a children’s book by Edith Nesbit published in 1905, Newby, Hull & co. began gigging in and around Manchester and quickly built a devoted following due to their unique “gentle” sound, which culminated in a recording contract with the legendary Manchester independent, Factory Records. After just the one album Virgin snapped them up and stardom awaited them.  This was off their second album “Recurrence” from 1988 and their first for Virgin and came bundled with a couple of quality B-side recorded back in 1986 and engineered by long time James studio man , Nick Gardside.

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Virgin ‎– VS 1084

A Somewhere South
B1 Listen On
B2 Darkness And Colour

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