Various: Another Splash Of Colour: New Psychedelia In Britain 1980-1985
Exhaustive compilation of early-80s Brit psych.
The largely London-based New Psychedelic movement of the early 1980s was overshadowed by the more notorious New Romantic scene which was occurring at the same time.
Whereas the latter was synth-based, futurist and studiously elitist, the new psychedelic bunch were retro stylists, seeking out the second-hand Paisley of 60s psychedelic Britrock and its old London haunts. It also prided itself on its inclusiveness and wide-eyed, idealistic spirit which stood in contrast to the postmodern cynicism of post-punk.