This special slipcase set has been created to celebrate our landmark 40th anniversary by spanning and including music from the whole forty years . It contains the newly released “Plankton. b. 6th May 1978. The Second 20 Years” CD (Cat No: PCDN 174) along with the album released in 1978 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary ” Plankton. b. 6th May 1978. The First 20 Years” CD (Cat No: PCDN 153), thus celebrating the full 40 year history and musical journey of Plankton Records in this one music-packed package.
The set includes some previously unreleased tracks as well as some long deleted tracks that are not available elsewhere and a brand new song recently recorded for inclusion on the new release (Simon Law – The Haven). Both of these compilation CDs were hand picked and compiled by the Plankton Records partners – The man who founded the label, Rev Simon Law and Keith Dixon, who has been a partner since 1991 and has effectively been running the label on a day to day basis since 1978.
As a label, our main aim is to support artists who are keen to get out in front of people and communicate about and to the world we live in and the human condition and also songs which may in the past have come under the banner of ‘protest songs’. It’s always been about the message behind the music and not the music’s style or genre. Hence the vast range of musical styles that are featured on this complete celebration of the music of Plankton Records