"Pioneers of the acid house sound, 808 State formed in Manchester, England in 1988
when MARTIN PRICE, the owner of the city’s legendary record store Eastern Bloc and
the founder of the independent label Creed, first joined forces with local
musician and producer GRAHAM MASSEY. After signing with ZTT, they released
the album ‘808:90’, which was embraced by the burgeoning rave culture which
includes the bona-fide dance classic “Pacific”. A series of diverse singles
and collaborations followed including New Order’s Bernard Sumner and Bjork and
remixes for the likes of David Bowie, Soundgarden and Bomb the Bass.
This release sees the band’s 20th anniversary celebrated by a major
retrospective press campaign. Slimline deluxe edition re-mastered
by 808 mainstay Graham Massey. Includes bonus disc featuring three previously
unreleased tracks and one new to CD."