Deluxe double CD package combining two studio albums by Dislocation Dance: The Ruins of Manchester (2011) and Cromer (2005), both helmed by Ian Runacres and Phil Lukes. Cromer is a charming memoir of summer childhood in Norfolk, while Ruins... rues the destruction of pre 90s, pre-investment Manchester. Photography by Tim Gravestock; 27 tracks in total.
Tracklist: (disc 1) Yes, Stop Breathing, Snakes & Ladders, August Sun, Night & Day, Between the Lines, Crash, The Ruins of Manchester, Never Be the Same, Hangfire, Mesmerised, Get On Home, Yes (Reprise); (disc 2) Sanctuary On A Train, Cromer, What Can the Matter Be?, Broken In Two, Button Your Lip, Colour Story, Darkness Falls, I Went Home, Happy Walking, Long Way Down, Your Beautiful Friends, The Life & Soul, Short Honeymoon, All In Your Head/Headlong.
Reviews: "Disarmingly pretty and melodic" (Q, 05/2005); "Dislocation Dance's eye and ear for understated funk/post-punk with a certain retrospective glance make these efforts almost perfectly conceived"(AllMusic, 05/2012)