01. I Shall Overcome (Album Version) 4:17
02. Empty Streets 5:45
03. Pain In My Heart 3:58
England's Hard-Fi emerged at the end of 2003, an emblem of the new DIY route to
success. Having built a makeshift studio in an empty mini-cab office, the band
scraped together enough money to record the six-track mini-album STARS OF CCTV.
Released in October 2004, a limited edition run of 500 took only a few weeks to
sell out. The quartet's thrilling, contemporary take on the late-1970s fusion of
punk, dub and disco popularised by the Clash and the Specials, swiftly led to a
contract with Atlantic Records. A full-length version of STARS OF CCTV--made up
of remixed tracks and new material--was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize,
and in January 2006 belatedly topped the UK charts. The follow-up album, ONCE
UPON A TIME IN THE WEST, was one of the most eagerly awaited of 2007.