Two incredibly rare recordings from The Waterfront, an early Manchester super-group who were the pre-cursor to The Stone Roses, will be resurfacing for their first ever vinyl release for this year's Record Store Day.
The band consisted of Andy Couzens ( Guitar ), Gary 'Mani' Mounfield ( Bass ), David ' Kaiser' Carty, John Squire ( Guitar ), Chris Goodwin ( Drums ). Although the band never gigged they did record 2 now legendary tracks in a small studio in Dukinfield. A handful of cassettes were distributed among friends and to local venues. These recordings have now been lovingly re-mastered from the original ¼ mastertape, courtesy of Andy Couzens for a special Record Store Day release to raise money for The Christie in Manchester. Andy and John later formed The Stone Roses with Mani joining a few years later.
“It was a bit of a shock to be asked if I minded the songs being released after all this time. When I found out we don't get anything and the money goes to The Christie cancer charity, I was over the moon. What a fantastic cause having lost both my parents and numerous friends to cancer. It was only right we said yes, go ahead “ Kaiser
The two tracks, Normandy ( On A Beach ) & When The Wind Blows will be available from participating record shops on 21st April 2018.
All proceeds will be donated to the NHS Christie Foundation in Manchester http://www.christie.nhs.uk/
You can also donate via the Just Giving link https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rsd2018