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Orange Juice photos from '81

Beautiful photos from the Venue in London by Justin Thomas

http://fringeontop.com/2014/03/13/orange-juice-the-venue-1981-unseen-photos/

and by the same photographer a few of Aztec Camera…

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Added by AndrewK on April 25, 2014 at 16:18 — No Comments

Radio shows

Uploaded a few radio shows with Edwyn to my page...

BBC Radio 1 Stuart Maconie ('95) (Parts 1 - 4)

BBC Radio 4 Loose Ends with Ned Sherrin ('96) (Parts1 -…
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Added by AndrewK on April 30, 2014 at 9:30 — No Comments

Live gig recordings????

Hi All

I am wondering if there is anyone out there with live gig recordings of Orange Juice / Edwyn Collins?

and dare I say it on this site, Josef K ones as well.

 

Hope to hear soon

Craig

Added by Craig Fryatt on April 15, 2011 at 11:20 — No Comments

Picture of Deer in Snowy Forssinard

Here's a few pics I took on Friday of some deer in Forssinard, Sutherland, a few miles from Helmsdale. Also a pic of the nearby mountains. Enjoy x…










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Added by Tom Briscoe on March 6, 2010 at 20:48 — 2 Comments

Caught By The River

Jeff and Robin from Heavenly are behind this beautiful thing full of writing on rivers, fishing, birds, music, anything. A real labour of love. Edwyn is working on their next themed playlist, but here is birdsong 5.

Added by Administrator on April 22, 2010 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Bloomsbury - what a venue, what a night!

After most gigs I guess we all come out saying it's the best one we've ever been to. This time it really was right up there with the very best of them. The whole atmosphere, quality on stage and fantastic venue made this a night never to be forgotten. Topped off with the pleasure of a chat with Will after confusing the poor lad over the t-shirt I was buying (a bargain at a tenner!), and Grace ever present........I've not experienced anything quite like it before. Thanks to all for a brilliant,… Continue

Added by Andy Smith on November 8, 2009 at 20:26 — 1 Comment

Thanks for last night Edwyn

The night started in good fashion with Malcolm Ross's band and then got better with Colorama. What a great band and the lead singer then turns to playing bass for Edwyn.

Edwyn and the band were excellent last night, even better than Leeds last year. The trip was made worthwhile even just for hearing Home Again. Even showing great humour when forgetting the band names for a while. Top man.

Fantastic evening Edwyn, thank you.

Added by Paul Riddiford on November 8, 2009 at 17:28 — No Comments

Bloomsbury Ballroom 7/11/09

I had an amazing time last night! It was a nightmare travelling down from Norwich, rail replacement services were the order of the day. However, it was all worth it when I got down to Holborn! I met some interesting people, all excited about seeing Edwyn live, many had seen Orange Juice back in the early 1980s or had seen Edwyn live before on many occasions. For me though, this was the first time I had ever had the chance to see the man perform.

The support bands both put on really good… Continue

Added by Martyn Post on November 8, 2009 at 11:13 — 1 Comment

Blooming marvellous

I finally saw Edwyn for the first time last night after loving his music for nearly 30 years. It was sensational and emotional. I loved every minute and did not want it to end. Thanks to all who were there for helping to make it so, but most of all thank you Edwyn.

Added by Franklin Barrett on November 8, 2009 at 9:47 — 2 Comments

Blooming in Bloomsbury

Just back from the Bloomsbury gig and what a great gig it was! Edwyn was on sparkling form and Colorama were brilliant in support! My view was obscured slightly by two rather tall young ladies, but i can't complain too much... as obscured views go, this one wasn't half bad! ;O) And what a lovely venue to boot! All in all, a great night!

Added by Brian McHugh on November 8, 2009 at 2:15 — No Comments

Edwyn Collins & 1990's at Helmsdale

The town of Helmsdale is situated in the county of Sutherland. It's a pretty tourist town and I particularly like the harbour. The locals are friendly which is what you would expect for any northern Scottish town, and the local pubs are also what you would expect (not surprisingly the gaffer of one pub we frequented knew the owners of our local in Groats which is more than 60 miles away!!).

Anyway, off with my tourist board head (although I would… Continue

Added by Tom Briscoe on October 17, 2009 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

Lemon Tree Gig

Just home from your gig and dont think I will get any sleep - what a fantastic night ........ absolutely superb...... a dream come true to finally get to see one of my school day heros. Thank you for brilliant night xoxoxox

Added by pie on October 18, 2009 at 22:30 — 5 Comments

Deaf Institute Gig

Hi Edwyn, Grace and all who were there on tuesday night! Just to say thanks for a fantastic gig.
We had been looking forward to seeing you for so long and as ever you didn't disappoint.
Great venue, great, great tunes and great to meet you after as well. It was an absolute honour and thrill.
Photos and signings will be treasured.
Don't forget to come back to Cork someday soon. Drinks are on us.

Seán and Christine.

Added by Seán Beechinor on October 29, 2009 at 22:24 — No Comments

Punk, Orange Juice & John o' Groats

This is my first post as I only joined this morning, so hello to everyone and I'm really happy to be part of an online community that appreciates the work (and sheer grit) of Edwyn Collins.



This is also my first blog ever, so excuse me if I overstretch myself and end up talking bollox. It's a weird thing to do, expecting someone else to be remotely interested in your life. It's like doing a video journal/diary and having to talk into a camera. It can be awkward. I tried it earlier in… Continue

Added by Tom Briscoe on October 9, 2009 at 11:51 — 3 Comments

Really looking forward to Bloomsbury gig

Can't wait to see Edwyn again. Saw the Leeds gig last year. Very emotional and brilliant.

Added by Paul Riddiford on October 22, 2009 at 20:30 — 1 Comment

Kirkwall Gig

Hi Edwyn and Grace,

Thanks for a sublime gig in Kirkwall - the encore of 'Expecations' made my night!

All the best for the rest of the tour, and haste ye back again!

Added by John MacKenzie on October 15, 2009 at 11:59 — 3 Comments

Falling and LAughing... Excellent Book

I am loving Falling and LAughing. Its very well written. Grace Maxwell you've got great style and I like the points that you made-especially as I hope to train as a speech therapist.There is a real searing honesty and strength to your account. I'm glad you wrote it. I think its great. I'm going to be at Deaf Institute Oct 27th, and if it is not annoying for you, will hope to ask you to sigh it. Hope that is ok. All good wishes from Robin Brunskill (voice artist) www.robinbrunskill.com PS We met… Continue

Added by www.robinbrunskill.com on October 16, 2009 at 16:01 — No Comments

Helmsdale Gig

Knackered! Just got back from Edwyn gig. Took a few photos including this one. His voice is as strong as ever. I'm gonna write a review tomorrow.

Added by Tom Briscoe on October 17, 2009 at 0:15 — 1 Comment

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Art Work and Bum Fuzz

Posted by scott owen on May 5, 2017 at 17:15 0 Comments

My Bum Fuzz unit just arrived in California along with some plectrums with Edwin art. It took me along time to order this unit, but the twenty five year gestation period for it to be built surely eclipses my lack of urgency. Best regards all...

Thank you for the music

Posted by Carran Waterfield on August 2, 2016 at 13:56 0 Comments

A while back I asked Edwyn if he would let me use his music on a little film I made.  Here is the result: Mill Mechanics

Thanks for that.

Shareefa Energy Reasoning With Self - Review

Posted by ALAN HORNE on July 25, 2015 at 22:41 0 Comments

Shareefa Energy – ‘Reasoning With Self’ - Review



A few months ago the BBC offered a profile of new emerging female poets, ‘Women Who Spit’. Watching the short films by Jemima Foxtrot, Cecilia Knapp and Deanna Rodger, I noted with great relief that the art of poetry is alive and well. I have always been fascinated by the medium. The ability to express intricate thoughts and feelings in a few lines of words. It is the most empowering process. And empowerment through self-expression… Continue

Thanks

Posted by steven brady on April 25, 2015 at 17:57 0 Comments

Dear Edwyn,

Can I just thank you for your contribution to my life. From that very first shiver I got listening to Felicity on the John Peel Show to the smile I still express today when you burst into laughter half way through Consolation Prize, it's important I let you know how much your music means to me before one of us croaks it.

I was hooked instantly and bought all the singles and albums, the ten inches, 12 inches and even ripped the flexi discs off Smash Hits and Melody…

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Orange Juice tapes and bootlegs

Started by Phil Hubbard in Orange Juice / Postcard. Last reply by Phil Hubbard May 13. 7 Replies

Hi allGiven it's forty-odd years since OJ were out there gigging, unsurprising most of the bootleg tapes people once had have ended up in bin or lost for good. These are the recordings I have, varied…Continue

Unknown instrumental Orange Juice song (live, 1980)

Started by Phil Hubbard in Orange Juice / Postcard. Last reply by Marie May 7. 3 Replies

This is an instrumental, with some felicity type Wooo Wooo ing - sounds like it might be Steven on vocals before Edwyn takes over? Ends with some quite slashy guitar work. Recorded 1 Nov 1980…Continue

Books

Started by Alan in General Discussion. Last reply by Franklin McNabb Apr 24. 7 Replies

Just seen on amazon "some British birds" book selling for over £100.00 how ridiculous! Not because the book isn't good but because people are such greedy B******s.

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Started by craig wood in General Discussion. Last reply by Marie Apr 22. 7 Replies

Refer me some trusty sites where i can get my assignment done.Continue

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