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Performer: Cleaners From Venus
Title: Living With Victoria Grey: The Very Best Of
Country: UK
Released: 2004
Style: New Wave, Brit Pop, Spoken Word, Indie Rock
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1710 mb | MP3 size: 1475 mb | WMA size: 1738 mb
Genre: Rock / Pop

Limited to 500 numbered colour vinyl (grey & white) copies with 8pp colour booklet. Deluxe vinyl issue of an compilation album that first appeared on CD in 2004 on Cherry Red. This version does not contain the 4 spoken word tracks that appeared on the CD version. The 18 tracks on this collection are the ‘best of’ The Cleaners' vinyl years. These tracks were selected from 'Under Wartime Conditions' (Autumn 1985), 'Going To England' (1986) and 'Town & Country' (1988) plus singles and 12" .

The Cleaners from Venus. Living with Victoria Grey. The Cleaners from Venus. Also released by RCA in Germany. Living with Victoria Grey: The Very Best of Cleaners from Venus. Cherry Red. Includes Giles Smith reading extracts from his book Lost in Music. The Cleaners from Venus Vol. 1. Captured Tracks. Box set containing the albums Blow Away Your Troubles, On Any Normal Monday, Midnight Cleaners.

Tracklist: 1. Victoria Grey (1), 2. Ilya Kuryakin Looked At Me, 3. Clara Bow, 4. Follow The Plough, 5. Stay On, 6. What’s Going On (In Your Heart?), 7. The Mercury Girl, 8. Armistice Day, 9. Pearl, 10. Victoria Grey (2. By: Cleaners From Venus (1986, Rock). Wrong audio? Try another! More albums from Cleaners From Venus

Fans of Robyn Hitchcock surely will find a kindred spirit in the charming melodies and literate lyrics of "Ilya Kuryakin Looked at Me," "Girl on a Swing," "Victoria Grey," "Clara Bow," and "Mercury Girl. Though none of these songs charted, they sound like hits from a forgotten era, where '60s songwriting values were updated for '70s new wave and spun for '80s college radio. For the final four tracks here, collaborator Giles Smith reads excerpts from his autobiographical memoir of the time, Lost in Music.

Victoria Grey," on the other hand, is anthemic guitar power pop at its best; "Pearl" (written by XTC 's Andy Partridge ) is an a cappella meeting of the Turtles and the Beach Boys. The best album that Cleaners From Venus ever did. Track Listing.

Songs from Living With Victoria Grey by The Cleaners From Venus. Free download and listen Living With Victoria Grey.

Album: The Very Best of Cleaners from Venus, 2004. Track 1 from the Cleaners from Venus' Living With Victoria Grey (1986). Has been played on. Italy 1. Radio Tandem.


1 Julie Profumo
2 Follow The Plough
3 Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me
4 Mad March Hare
5 Girl On A Swing
6 Let's Get Married
7 Summer In A Small Town
8 The Beat Generation And Me
9 Felicity
10 Blue Swan
11 Sunday Afternoons
12 I Was A Teenage Idiot Dancer
13 Victoria Grey
14 Drowning Butterflies
15 Albion's Daughter
16 Mercury Girl
17 Clara Bow
18 Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me (Slow Version)
Spoken Word Extracts
19 Newell
20 Managers
21 Scunthorpe
22 Berlin

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Records Ltd.
  • Published By – NTV Music UK Ltd.


  • Art Direction – Jim "We Never Close" Phelan*
  • Narrator, Liner Notes – Giles Smith (tracks: 19 to 22)
  • Performer – Captain Sensible, Wee Dave Shaw*, Giles Smith , Ichiro Tatsuhara, John Parrish*, Lol Elliot*, Martin The Newell*, Nelson , Pablo*, Robbie Romp
  • Written-By – Giles Smith (tracks: 9, 17), Martin Newell (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 18)


Foldout inlay includes lyrics, pictures, a band history and a discography.
19 to 22 is a reading by Giles Smith from the Book "Lost In Music" that he wrote about his time with The Cleaners From Venus.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5013929124820

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
OPT4.005 Cleaners From Venus Living With Victoria Grey: The Very Best Of ‎(2xLP, Album, Comp, Ltd, RE, Gre) Optic Nerve Recordings OPT4.005 UK 2013