Comforts Of Madness, The (30th Anniversary Edition) (Limited Clear Vinyl)
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Limited Clear 2LP Vinyl!
"There's a restless urgency, particularly when the volume swells and the rhythms intensify. That energy not only keeps (it) vital, it emphasizes Pale Saints' inventiveness, how they channelled softness and rage into something distinctive." Pitchfork
It's been 30 years since Pale Saints released their debut album, The Comforts of Madness, and to celebrate, 4AD have remastered the album and will be reissuing it on January 17th 2020.
From Leeds, the original Pale Saints line-up were Ian Masters (bass / vocals), Chris Cooper (drums), and Graeme Naysmith (guitar), who having released a clutch of singles since forming in 1987, put out their debut album in January 1990. Including the tracks 'Sight of You', 'You Tear The World In Two' and a cover of Opal's 'Fell From the Sun' (the band that once featured 4AD alumna Kendra Smith and later became Mazzy Star), they made an exciting and frenetic entrance with The Comforts of Madness - an album that swam against the tide and even found its way on to the Top 40 of the UK Album Charts.
When appearing in The Times' Guide To The Best Albums of All Time, critic Pete Paphides likened the record to being "an electrical storm of discovery," saying that them being "pigeonholed as a shoegazing band, doesn't begin to do them justice. The Comforts of Madness hits the ground not so much running as charging in all directions. It's easy to forget that indie music once saw no contradiction in sounding sweet, savage and esoteric at the same time, but it was a combination that seemed second nature to Pale Saints."
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LP - 1
- 1. Way The World Is
- 2. You Tear The World In Two
- 3. Sea of Sound
- 4. True Coming Dream
- 5. Little Hammer
- 6. Insubstantial
- 7. A Deep Sleep For Steven
- 8. Language of Flowers
- 9. Fell From The Sun
- 10. Sight Of You
- 11. Time Thief
LP - 2 (*Previously Unreleased)
- 1. Sight Of You (Original Woodhouse Studio Version) *
- 2. Way The World Is (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 3. Language of Flowers (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 4. You Tear The World In Two (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 5. Fell From The Sun (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 6. A Deep Sleep For Steven (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 7. Time Thief (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 8. Sea of Sound (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 9. nsubstantial (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 10. Little Hammer (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 11. True Coming Dream (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) *
- 12. She Rides The Waves (John Peel Show Version) *
- 13. You Tear The World In Two (John Peel Show Version) *
- 14. Way The World Is (John Peel Show Version) *
- 15. Time Thief (John Peel Show Version) *
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