5 Oct 2004
10 from 10 
A limited edition compilation album to be released on both CD and 12" vinyl. The tracks are all covers of Manchester songs by Manchester bands. It was recorded "on stolen studio time at Spirit studio in the heart and soul of Manchester". It is currently available on pre-release from Fopp in Manchester only. There is a launch party on Wednesday 13 October at Mint followed by the official release on 1 November.

Tracklisting

01 Regret (New Order) Earl
02 On Time (The Bee Gees) Folks
03 Panic (The Smiths) Tricky Nixon
04 The Air That I Breathe (The Hollies) Ammo
05 Country Song (Happy Mondays) Sam Hammond
06 The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get (Morrissey) The Pioneers
07 The Light Pours Out Of Me (Magazine) The Obsession
08 Money's Too Tight To Mention (Simply Red) Blood Red Bird
09 I'm Not In Love (10cc) Escape Pod
10 Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) Hanky Park featuring Peter Hook

Hanky Park are (or were) a Salford band who have been a support act for New Order.

Title: 10 from 10
Release date: 1 November 2004
Label: Concrete Recordings
Catalogue number: CONC003 CD

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