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Orange Juice

Julian Henry, Underground, 20 March 1987

Edwyn Collins's journey into immortality started in
the wee small hours with Alan Home's Postcard label. Eventually his brainchild and whipping post, Orange
Juice, were snapped up by Polydor. Home went onto
some rather unimpressive outings on a new label, Swamplands, and the Scottish scene seems only
recently to be returning to some semblance of
normality. Julian Henry's love of pure pop was born with Orange Juice and their many latterday cousins and it was with some trepidation that he took his four prized Postcard 45s to the house of Collins to gain Edwyn's wit and wisdom on the sides in retrospect. That was just part of the story. Collins claimed to have a hangover and his stereo was broken, but he
warmed to the task and revealed a few other secrets
about the Postcard label and some of the records that nearly got released...

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