Bye-bye Thatcher, hello acid house.
Shane Meadows’ award winning This Is England series has traced its Mancunian characters across a decade. The latest incarnation, set in 1990, introduces the crew to acid house, hedonism and mighty comedowns.
The soundtrack perfectly encapsuates the era and features Madchester classics from the likes of Happy Mondays, Stone Roses and James, alongside Hacienda acid-house anthems from The Scientist and 808 State.
There’s also new material from Ludovico Einaudi and TOYDRUM, as well as a brand new recording of the Maytals’ classic ‘54-46 (Was My Number)’ by Kiko Bun.
This is England ’90 lands on October 2nd. See below for a complete tracklist:
Joe Gilgun, Vicky McClure, Chanel Cresswell, Danielle Watson – Wanky Shank
Stone Roses – Fools Gold
The Las – There She Goes
James – Come Home
Perry Fitzpatrick, Michael Socha – Sniffbanging
Happy Mondays – Step On
Ludovico Einaudi – Underwood
Perry Fitzpatrick, Michael Socha, Chanel Cresswell, Danielle Watson, Thomas Turgoose, Andrew Ellis – I Can Handle a Full One
Kiko Bun – 54-46 (Was My Number)
Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me
10CC – Dreadlock Holiday
Ludovico Einaudi – Whirling Winds
Andrew Ellis, Michael Socha – We’re Not Going to American Adventure
The Scientist – The Bee
Adamski – Killer
808 State – Cubik
Billy Idol – Eyes Without A Face
Ludovico Einaudi – Experience
TOYDRUM – God Song
Until you get your hands on this, find all these tracks and more from the Manchester scene here at eil.com