Select (magazine)

Categories Music tabloid
Frequency Monthly
First issue July 1990 (1990-07)
Final issue January 2001 (2001-01)
Company EMAP Metro
Country United Kingdom
Language English
ISSN 0959-8367

Select was a United Kingdom music magazine of the 1990s which was particularly known for covering Britpop, a term coined in the magazine by Stuart Maconie. Its 1993 "Yanks Go Home" edition, featuring The Auteurs, Denim, Saint Etienne, Pulp and Suede's Brett Anderson on the cover in front of a Union Flag, was an important impetus in defining the movement's opposition to American genres such as grunge.

The magazine launched in mid 1990 and folded in late 2000, mirroring the rise and decline of the Britpop scene with which it became synonymous.



Select compilations

Over the years the magazine gave away a number of free compilations. These included:

Select 12

Cassette, Oct 1990 (launch issue)

  1. The House of Love: Se dest
  2. James: Whoops
  3. Yello: Angel no
  4. Electribe 101: Talkin' with myself
  5. The Walker Brothers: My ship is coming in
  6. The Hummingbirds: House taken over
  7. Ruby Blue: Quiet mind
  8. The Lilac Time: Fields
  9. Dusty Springfield: Breakfast in bed
  10. Tom Verlaine: Cooleridge
  11. The Fall: I'm Frank
  12. Cameo: I want it now

The Factory Tape

Factory Records, Cassette, 1991 (catalogue number FAC 305c)

  1. Northside: Moody Places Instrumental
  2. New Order: Bizarre Love Triangle (Stephen Hague Mix)
  3. Cath Carroll: Moves Like You
  4. Happy Mondays: Kinky Afro (Euromix 12" Version)
  5. The Wendys: Suckling
  6. Revenge: The Trouble With Girls
  7. Electronic: Lucky Bag (Miami Edit)
  8. Cath Carroll: Next Time (Edit)
  9. Vini Reilly & Durutti Column: Megamix

Creation tape

Creation Records, Cassette, 1992

  1. The Boo Radleys: Lazy day
  2. Swervedriver: Son of Mustang Ford
  3. Teenage Fanclub: Kylie's got a crush on us
  4. Silverfish: Vitriola
  5. Love Corporation: Gimme some love
  6. MK: Play the world
  7. The Telescopes: You set my soul
  8. Slowdive: Shine
  9. Sheer Taft: Atlantis
  10. Bill Drummond: The manager's speech

Island Select

Island Records, Cassette, 1993

  1. Stereo MCs: Everything (sabres on main street remix)
  2. Nine Inch Nails: Wish
  3. Ice Cube: U ain't gonna take my life
  4. Starclub: Bad machine
  5. Freestyle Fellowship: Innercity boundaries
  6. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy: California über alles
  7. U2: Salomé (Zooromancer remix)
  8. PJ Harvey: Hook
  9. Dodge City Productions: As long as we're around (say you hear dis mix)
  10. Sheep on Drugs: Flaming church of baby jesus
  11. Apache Indian featuring Shaggy: Chok there (Livingston lik)
  12. The Cranberries: Put me down

Future Tracks

Cassette, October 1994 - Compiled by Chantal Kershaw and Andrew Harrison

  1. The Prodigy: We Eat Rhythm
  2. James: Honest Joe (Folk Testosterone Abort Mix)
  3. House Of Pain: On Point (The Groove Merchants Remix)
  4. Liquid: Snow Storm
  5. Kaliphz: Vokalrekall
  6. Orbital: Impact (The Earth Is Burning) (Live at Glastonbury 1994)
  7. Marxman: Scenes in my Mind
  8. Trans-Global Underground: Dopi
  9. Jonny L: Jonny L (Part One)


Cassette, Apr 1995

  1. Boo Radleys: Stuck On Amber (Original Mix)
  2. Gene: Haunted By You (Live)
  3. EMF: Perfect Day (Martinijuana Mix)
  4. Stereolab: Seeperbold
  5. Massive Attack: Magnetic Shield Dub (Protection)
  6. Sleeper: It's Wrong Of You To Breed
  7. Steamboat Band: Just Like Me
  8. Whiteout: Higher
  9. U2: Stay (Faraway So Close)(Underdog Mix)
  10. Teenage Fanclub: Nothing To Be Done
  11. Spiritualized Electric Mainline: Spread Your Wings (Pure Phase)
  12. Marion (band): Late Gate Show
  13. McAlmont: Worn Away
  14. Global Communication: Incidental Harmony

Justin Robertson - Journeys By DJ

Cassette, May 1995

  1. Strata 3: (It's Not) A Man's World
  2. Bootman: To The Hip
  3. Lionrock: Packet Of Peace (Dust Brothers Remix)
  4. Danell Dixon: Earthquake
  5. Transglobal Underground: International Stomp (Justin Robertson Remix)
  6. Plastikman: Spastik
  7. Emmanuel Top: Ecsta Deal
  8. Barada: Mathematics
  9. Orbital: Are We Here? (We Did It Mix)
  10. Underworld: Dog Man Go Woof
  11. New Order 1963 (Lionrock Sparse 'N' Fast Mix)
  12. Planetary Assault Systems: Booster
  13. Humate3.1
  14. Björk: Human Behaviour (Underworld Dub 2)

Cloud 9

Cassette, 1996

  1. Ash: Kung Fu
  2. Underworld: Oich Oich
  3. Afghan Whigs: You've Changed
  4. Edwyn Collins: You Are on Your Own
  5. Beth Orton: Live As You Dream
  6. Rosa Mota: Shelflife
  7. Northern Uproar: Kicks
  8. Moby: Every Time You Touch Me (Fucked Up Version)
  9. David Holmes: Keep The Motor Runnin' Honey
  10. Trash Can Sinatras: Pop Place
  11. Divine Comedy: Becoming More Like Alfie
  12. Cable: Action Replay Replay

Gratis Hits Vol.1

Cassette, November 1996

  1. Suede: She (Original demo)
  2. The Black Crowes: Just Say You're Sorry
  3. Genaside II: New Life IV The Hunted
  4. Space: Influenza
  5. Deus: Roses
  6. 18 Wheeler: Stay
  7. Baby Bird: Too Handsome To Be Homeless
  8. Ash: Punk Boy
  9. Dodgy: Grateful Moon
  10. Mainstream: Make It Easy (Demo version)
  11. The Boo Radleys: One Last Hurrah (Ultra Living mix)
  12. Cable: Steer
  13. Bawl: Crocodiles
  14. Tricky: Bad Things


CD, June 1997

  1. Blur: Get Out Of Cities (4:03)
  2. Dodgy: Ain't No Longer (Lost Riff Remix) (3:57)
  3. Mantaray: Behind The Clouds (4:42)
  4. DJ Shadow: The Third Decade, Our Move (4:28)
  5. Hurricane #1: Faces In A Dream (4:54)
  6. Kenickie: Millionaire Sweeper (2:33)
  7. Toaster: Six Million Dollar Goat (2:59)
  8. Bentley Rhythm Ace: Why Is A Frog Too? (3:52)
  9. Suede: Filmstar (Original Demo) (3:55)
  10. The Supernaturals: I Don't Think So (3:36)
  11. Lamb: Cottonwool (Fila Brazila Mix) (6:19)
  12. Spiritualized: Electricity (3:52)
  13. The Candyskins: Help Me (Quattro Edit) (4:01)
  14. Stereophonics: Looks Like Chaplin (2:30)
  15. Gusgus: Polydistortion (4:01)
  16. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Blood Chant (5:10)
  17. Silver Sun: Bad Haircut (2:39)
  18. Santa Cruz: Celebration On (6:18)

Hot! CD

CD, December 1998

  1. Ash: Jesus Says
  2. The Wiseguys: Ooh La La
  3. Space and Cerys Matthews: The Ballad of Tom Jones
  4. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Lovin' Machine
  5. The Delgados: Everything Goes Around the Water
  6. Stereolab: One Small Step
  7. Cuba: Foxy's Den
  8. Les Rythmes Digitales: (Hey You) What's that sound
  9. Eddie Izzard: Kennedy
  10. Cornelius: Free fall
  11. Unkle: Rabbit in Your Headlights
  12. The Divine Comedy: Commuter Love
  13. Quasi: The Happy Prole
  14. Mogwai: "A Cheery Wave from Stranded Youngsters" – 2:20
  15. Cable: Pocket Promise
  16. Elliott Smith: Ballad of Big Nothing
  17. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: The Ship Song (live)

The Deep End CD

CD, March 2000

  1. Moby: Natural Blues (Mike D Remix)
  2. Super Furry Animals: Ymaelodi Â'r Ymylon
  3. Bentley Rhythm Ace: T-Spot
  4. Primal Scream: Swastika Eyes (David Holmes Mix)
  5. Badly Drawn Boy: Everybody's Stalking (Demo Version)
  6. Eels: The Sound of Fear
  7. Clinic: Second Foot Stomp
  8. Handsome Boy Modeling School: Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
  9. The For Carnation: A Tribute To
  10. Lambchop: The Distance From Her To There
  11. Mogwai: New Paths To Helicon (Part 1)
  12. Elliott Smith: Happiness

Revolutions 01

CD, October 2000

  1. Stereophonics: Buy Myself a Small Plane (Ultra-rare B-side)
  2. Queens of the Stone Age: Feel Good Hit of the Summer
  3. Alpinestars: Hyper Hyper
  4. Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life (Remixed by The Chocolate Layers - Jarvis Cocker & Steve Mackey)
  5. The Go-Betweens: The Clock
  6. Tailgunner feat. Noel Gallagher: Blow Up
  7. The Automator feat. Kool Keith: King of NY
  8. The Delgados: Make Your Move (Twin Peaks mix)
  9. Brothers in Sound: Journey Song
  10. My Vitriol: Breakfast (rare B-side)
  11. King Adora: Scream and Shout (rare B-side)
  12. Underworld: Pearl's Girl (live)
  13. Grandaddy: Protected from the Rain (unreleased in the UK)

Revolutions 02

CD, November 2000

  1. Muse: Ashamed (rare B-side)
  2. Doves: Valley (rare B-side)
  3. Regular Fries Featuring Kool Keith: Supersonic Waves [Coke & Smoke] [Syntax Vox Mix]
  4. Wookie: Get Enuff (radio edit)
  5. Lowgold: Open the Airwaves
  6. V-twin: Delinquency
  7. [[Add N to [X]]]: Poke 'Er 'Ole
  8. David Holmes: Song 1
  9. Kathryn Williams: We Dug a Hole
  10. JJ72: Oxygen (original demo version)
  11. ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead: Mark David Chapman
  12. Timo Maas: Ubik [The Breakz] Original Mix
  13. Chris Morris' Blue Jam: Club News
  14. Stanton Warriors: Da Virus [Latin 2-Step Mix] (rare remix of recent single)
  15. Slipknot: Eyeless

Revolutions 03

CD, December 2000

  1. Blink-182: Pathetic
  2. Cousteau: The Last Good Day of the Year [Alternate Version]
  3. Deltron 3030: Things You Can Do
  4. PJ Harvey: A Place Called Home
  5. Moby: Memory Gospel (rare B-side)
  6. Andy Votel: Return of the Spooky Driver
  7. Snow Patrol: Making Enemies
  8. The Gentle Waves: Sister Woman
  9. X-Press 2: AC/DC [Ashley's Radio Edit]
  10. Alfie: It's Just About the Weather
  11. Gorky's Zygotic Mynci: Face Like Summer
  12. Soulwax: Starfish and Coffee
  13. Lemon Jelly: Page One
  14. Oasis: Gas Panic [Live]


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