A.R. Kane Prep Career-Spanning Singles Collection
Published Jul 10, 2012British '80s/'90s duo A.R. Kane played a key role in establishing the sound of early dream pop, and soon they will be revisited with a new compilation. On October 1, One Little Indian will release A.R. Kane: Complete Singles Collection in the UK.
As FACT reports, this 32-song collection will be available digitally and on CD. It brings together material dating from the second half of the '80s through the first half of the '90s, focusing on the group's singles and EPs rather than their albums. The music here was originally released by acclaimed labels like 4AD, Rough Trade and David Byrne's Luaka Bop.
This isn't the first time that A.R. Kane has received the compilation treatment, as Americana dropped in 1992. Some of the material included here, however, comes from after that.
The band previously posted a complete list of their singles on Facebook and presumably these will make up the tracklist. By the looks of things, the song "Anitina (The First Time I See She Dance)" from the A.R. Kane's M/A/R/R/S collaboration will be included, although the chart-topping 1987 hit "Pump Up the Volume" may be omitted.
A.R. Kane also announced on their website that they are releasing their single "Lolita" as a deluxe box set that includes the singles compilation.