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Stepping Into A New Age 1980 - 2012 5CD Box Set

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An anthology set of the group that launched the On-U Sound label with the first album and single, New Age Steppers were a collective with an evolving line-up, built around the driving forces of Ari Up (The Slits) and producer Adrian Sherwood.

Their records featured contributions from several singers and players from the UK post-punk vanguard such as the Pop Group, The Raincoats and The Flying Lizards; colliding with established movers from the reggae world such as Bim Sherman, Style Scott and George Oban.

Contains the following discs: New Age Steppers (1981), Action Battlefield (1981), Foundation Steppers (1983), Love Forever (2012) and Avant Gardening (a new compilation of rare dubs, version excursions and unreleased tracks from the vault), plus a 32 page book containing photos, ephemera and a new sleeve notes by Oli Warwick that trace the history of the group via conversations with Adrian Sherwood and other contributors.

‘New Age Steppers’, ‘Action Battlefield’, ‘Foundation Steppers’, ‘Love Forever’ and ‘Avant Gardening’ are also being made available on vinyl separately, with digital download cards and printed inners.

Released: March 2021
Cat: ONUCD149
Label: On U Sound



New Age Steppers
Fade Away
Radial Drill
State Assembly
Crazy Dreams and High Ideals
Abderhamane’s Demise
Animal Space
Love Forever
Private Armies

Action Battlefield
My Whole World
Observe Life
Got To Get Away
My Love
Nuclear Zulu
Guiding Star

Foundation Steppers
Some Love
5 Dog Race
Misplaced Love
Stormy Weather
Vice Of My Enemies

Love Forever
My Nerves
Love Me Nights
The Scheisse Song
Musical Terrorist
The Fury Of Ari
Wounded Animal
The Worst Of Me
The Last Times
Death Of Trees

Avant Gardening
Aggro Dub Version
Send For Me
Singing Love
I Scream (Rimshot)
Avante Gardening
Wide World Version
Some Dub
May I Version