Preview – The Beloved

I’m pretty sure I’ve mused before on how bands reach legendary status a couple of decades after their peak fame, and hopefully The Beloved are on the verge of achieving that end. They have recently reissued all their singles from Happiness, Blissed Out, and Conscience as digital releases with bonus tracks, and now the intriguing Your Love Takes Me Higher / Awoke 12″ just turned up for Record Store Day!

Due to the part of the world I’m in, there’s pretty much zero chance of me ever hearing it, so for now here’s the original version of side A:

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Chart for stowaways – 2 March 2019

Here are the week’s top singles:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Agenda EP
  2. Ladytron – Horrorscope
  3. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  5. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  6. Ladytron – Far from Home
  7. Ladytron – The Animals
  8. Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  9. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  10. Dave Gahan – Saw Something / Deeper and Deeper

Chart for stowaways – 16 February 2019

Here are the top singles for stowaways this week:

  1. Pet Shop Boys – Agenda EP
  2. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  3. Ladytron – Horrorscope
  4. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  5. Ladytron – Far from Home
  6. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  7. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  8. Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  9. Ladytron – The Animals
  10. David Bowie – Breaking Glass

Chart for stowaways – 2 February 2019

Here’s the latest singles chart:

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  2. Ladytron – Far from Home
  3. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  4. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  5. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  6. Gesaffelstein feat. The Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  7. Ladytron – The Animals
  8. David Bowie – Breaking Glass
  9. Lady Gaga – Judas
  10. The Beloved – The Sun Rising

Stowaway Awards 2019

So now we finally find out who the winners of the all-important 2019 Stowaways are!

Best Single

Already announced just before the new year, the winner of the Best Single award this year goes to Ladytron, for The Animals.

Best Album

  • Dubstar “One”
  • Front Line Assembly “WarMech”
  • The Future Sound of London “My Kingdom (Re-Imagined)”
  • Jean-Michel Jarre “Equinoxe Infinity”
  • The Radiophonic Workshop “Possum”

The winner is: The Future Sound of London

Best Reissue / Compilation

  • The Beloved “Reissue Series”
  • The Human League “Secrets”
  • Jean-Michel Jarre “Planet Jarre”
  • Soft Cell “Keychains & Snowstorms – The Singles”
  • Yazoo “Four Pieces”

The winner is: The Human League

Best Artist

  • The Future Sound of London
  • Jean-Michel Jarre
  • Ladytron
  • The Presets
  • The Radiophonic Workshop

The winner is: The Radiophonic Workshop

Best Live Act

  • Erasure
  • Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
  • Sparks

The winner is: Sparks

Outstanding Contribution

  • David Bowie
  • Everything But The Girl
  • The Future Sound of London
  • Hot Chip
  • Leftfield

The winner is: David Bowie

Chart for stowaways – 19 January 2019

These are the latest singles:

  1. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  2. Ladytron – Far from Home
  3. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  4. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  5. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  6. Gesaffelstein feat. Weeknd – Lost In The Fire
  7. Ladytron – The Animals
  8. Lady Gaga – Judas
  9. David Bowie – Breaking Glass
  10. The Beloved – The Sun Rising

Chart for stowaways – 5 January 2019

Sorry for the slight delay – here’s the first singles chart of the new year:

  1. Ladytron – Far from Home
  2. Jean-Michel Jarre – Flying Totems
  3. The Radiophonic Workshop – Arrival Home
  4. The Future Sound of London – My Kingdom
  5. The Beloved – It’s Alright Now
  6. Ladytron – The Animals
  7. Lady Gaga – Judas
  8. The Beloved – The Sun Rising
  9. Saint Etienne – Camel Coat
  10. Pet Shop Boys – Christmas