The Mighty Lemon Drops' Early Material Collected on 'Uptight' Compilation

The Mighty Lemon Drops' Early Material Collected on 'Uptight' Compilation
British janglers the Mighty Lemon Drops called it a day back in the early '90s, but their legacy lives on, thanks in part to their contribution to the iconic C86 compilation. For those interested in the group's '80s origins, the band will be honoured with a new compilation this spring.

Cherry Red Records will release Uptight (The Early Recordings 1985-1986) on March 31. It focuses on material from before the band's debut full-length, 1986's Happy Head.

This includes single cuts, radio sessions for the BBC, recordings for C86, demos, and the group's 1985 cassette Some of My Best Friends Are Songs. All told, there are 24 cuts. That's the tracklist below and the album cover above.

In related news, Cherry Red have revealed the tracklist of their previously promised expanded reissue of C86. It had been expanded to include 72 tracks, with over 50 extras. Check out the details over at Facebook.

Uptight (The Early Recordings 1985-1986):

1. Like an Angel (single)

2. Something Happens ("Like an Angel" B-side)

3. Sympathize With Us ("Like an Angel" B-side)

4. Now She's Gone ("Like an Angel" B-side)

5. All The Way (live at the BBC)

6. The Other Side of You (live at the BBC)

7. Waiting for the Rain (live at the BBC)

8. When I Dream (live at the BBC)

9. Happy Head (recorded for C86)

10. Pass You By (recorded for C86)

11. Turn Me Round (recorded for C86)

12. Take Me Up (demo)

13. My Biggest Thrill (demo)

14. Behind Your Back (demo)

15. Hypnotized (demo)

16. Uptight (demo)

17. Pass You By (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

18. Take My Heart (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

19. Like an Angel (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

20. My Feelings (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

21. Sympathize with Us (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

22. Now She's Gone (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

23. On My Mind (Live) (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)

24. There She Goes Again (Some of My Best Friends are Songs)