All my 7”, 10” and 12” singles on a playlist; chronologically by release they date from early 80s to early 2000s, though in terms of purchase order they began with Ben Liebrand’s remix of Jeff Wayne’s The Eve of the War in 1989.
A lot of Spiritualized (some courtesy of BMG, seeing as I expensed the purchase of all the holes in my collection whilst researching the discography for the spiritualized.com site we built in 2001), plus the rest of the Spacemen 3/ Spectrum/ Slipstream family.
Quite a lot of Big Country, who were the first band I decided to badge myself a fan of.
And plenty of Jesus & Mary Chain (whose name is presented in at least 3 different ways on Spotify, metadata fans) and Boo Radleys.
The only releases Spotify failed to deliver on were:
- Chris Isaak: Blue Hotel [quite surprisingly]
- Jimmy Nail: Crocodile Shoes [unbelievable]
- Intastella: Point Hope [less surprising]
- Boli Waddle: We Got A Feeling [again unsurprising- this was the duet between Basil Boli and Chris Waddle when both played for Marseille].
I was impressed to find a couple of 7”s I bought on my french exchange trip in 1991 though: Dans La Salle Du Bar Tabac by Pigalle, and Le Plastique C’est Fantastique by Elmer Food Beat.