Edwyn Collins

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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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23 August 1959, Edinburgh, Scotland. Following the collapse of Orange Juice, a band acclaimed in the UK music press but who did not enjoy commercial success, Edwyn Collins launched a solo career that has followed a similar pattern. The single ‘Don’t Shilly Shally’ was produced by Robin Guthrie of the Cocteau Twins, who handled the lighting at early Orange Juice gigs. Both the Orange Juice producer, Dennis Bovell, and their drummer, Zeke Manyika, were present on Collins’ 1989 long-playing debut, Hope And Despair, which also featured Aztec Camera’s Roddy Frame. The following year’s Hellbent On Compromise was a more intimate and atmospheric recording, with Collins stating his intention to present a ‘cinematic’ effect.

Afterwards Collins produced records for A House, Vic Godard and Frank And Walters before returning to his solo career in 1994. The album Gorgeous George was produced on an old EMI/Neve...

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