I've heard that Damon and Graham weren't particularly proud of this first official album. I don't know why. I remember picking up the There's No Other Way CD single from a music store called Pickles, and being rather impressed. It seemed that almost everything I picked up from the Food label was pretty sweet.
Don't know if you would call this Madchester. Is it "alternative"? Is it Britpop or Britrock? What would you call it? I know that there are quite a few people from Great Britain who check out this site. What did the British consider it when it came out? Just Rock n Roll? Whatever it is, it's attractive and addictive and fun to sing along with.
Obviously used the first two 7-inch single picture sleeves for the covers. Much more fantastic than that stupid broad in the swimming cap. Also, sort of jumbled the tracks around a bit, threw in a lot of bonus material from the deluxe set, got some great mixes, and ta-da! A great collection and rather cohesive arrangement that makes the album itself incredible to listen to.
I had trouble uploading these two. Let me know if they don't work...