U2’s debut album Boy was released in 1980 and the band at that time seems worlds away from what it is today. It would have been difficult for new converts to U2’s 1980 post-punk Dublin teen rock to envisage the world-straddling stadium rockers of today. The album features U2’s first hit single I Will Follow, which is the only U2 song to have been performed on every singe tour since.
Alison Fielding has been designing your record collection for over twenty years, from The Prodigy’s Music For A Jilted Generation (1994) to Daughter’s latest album Not To Disappear (2016). As well as being creative director of Gas Associates, Fielding is head of creative at independent record label Beggar’s Group, which has its roots in the London record store Beggars Banquet and today is home to 4AD, Matador, Rough Trade Records, XL Recordings and Young Turks.