For The Late Great Associate BILLY MACKENZIE – Triple CD Collection ‘SATELLITE LIFE RECORDINGS 1995-1996’

8 March 2022

BILLY MACKENZIE was the sensational voice of Scottish post-punk popsters
The Associates (along with multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine) from 1979
until 1990.

Their glamorous art-pop passion was nothing less than impressive
with MacKenzie‘s astounding tenor voice as the star upfront.

After the duo split up MacKenzie started a solo career that ended dramatically
when he took his own life 25 years ago, on 22 January 1997, shortly after his
mother died. He suffered from depression for years. He was only 39.

On 22 April Cherry Red Records releases a set of 3CDs, highlighting his musical collaborations with Steve Aungle. They made several records together.

Full tracklist here.
Pre-order info here.

Live on TV with Aungle – 1994

“Around 1994, Billy met Steve Aungle. The pair sparked off each other, prompting a purple patch for making new music. Sadly, little if any of these sessions were issued during Billy’s lifetime. Some recordings appeared on two posthumous albums, ‘Beyond The Sun’ (1997) and ‘Eurocentric’ (2001). A couple more surfaced on ‘Auchtermatic’ (2004).

However, Steve had long felt that the recordings hadn’t been presented or sequenced appropriately. Therefore, to coincide with the quarter-century anniversary of Billy’s passing, Steve has curated this new triple-CD collection, which re-assembles past recordings with several previously unreleased songs (including some collaborations with Dennis Wheatley and with Laurence Jay Cedar.”

A 20 minute MacKenzie documentary