Rough Trade Shops is set to release the Best of Rough Trade Records, a wide - ranging and authoritative collection from the last forty years of one of the most important and influential indie labels of all time. The album will cover the early years, when Geoff Travis first started the label in West London in 1978, later to be joined by Jeannette Lee, and includes the likes of Swell Maps, Robert Wyatt, The Fall, The Raincoats and, of course, The Smiths, via the rebirth of the label in early 2001 with tracks from The Strokes, The Libertines, Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens along with selections from the current roster with Warpaint, Micachu, Alabama Shakes and Benjamin Booker. This is the first time Rough Trade Records has released such an extensive selection from its catalogue, with tracks selected by the label's Geoff Travis and Jeannette Lee and Rough Trade Shops' Nigel House, Pete Donne, Sean Forbes and Simon Russell.
3CD - 60 track deluxe triple.
2LP - 20 track double LP with Download
1CD - 20 track standard CD with Black and White artwork