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Pale Saints

In Ribbons - 30th Anniversary Edition

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Released: 6th October 2023. The 1990 debut album from Pale Saints, 'The Comforts of Madness', is an outstanding record that owed as much to post-punk and L.A.'s Paisley Underground scene than it did to shoegaze. The Sunday Times called it 'an unintended indie manifesto: music that is at once wayward and concise, dissonant and beautiful.' Shortly after its release and in need of a second live guitarist, Lush founding member Meriel Barham joined the Leeds trio of Ian Masters, Graeme Naysmith and Chris Cooper, bringing a new dynamic to the band. Having previously worked well with producer Hugh Jones (Echo & The Bunnyman, Modern English, The Sound), he did a brilliant job recording their second album, 'In Ribbons' (1992), despite some studio tensions. Brooklyn Vegan said in a recent celebration of the album that it was the 'push and pull between Masters' outsider tendencies and (the rest's) commercial interests that makes 'In Ribbons' so good. If some of the wild, ragged edges of 'Comforts of Madness' have been smoothed off, the album makes up for it with scope and beauty. And there's still no shortage of weird.' Missing its original release date in 2022 due to Covid delays and a production plant in meltdown, 'In Ribbons' is finally getting the 30th Anniversary celebration it deserves with this special black vinyl repress.

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  • Details

    Released:
    6th October 2023
    Category:
    Rock & Pop
    Format:
    Vinyl 12" Album
    Barcode:
    191400040717
  • Description

    The 1990 debut album from Pale Saints, 'The Comforts of Madness', is an outstanding record that owed as much to post-punk and L.A.'s Paisley Underground scene than it did to shoegaze. The Sunday Times called it 'an unintended indie manifesto: music that is at once wayward and concise, dissonant and beautiful.' Shortly after its release and in need of a second live guitarist, Lush founding member Meriel Barham joined the Leeds trio of Ian Masters, Graeme Naysmith and Chris Cooper, bringing a new dynamic to the band. Having previously worked well with producer Hugh Jones (Echo & The Bunnyman, Modern English, The Sound), he did a brilliant job recording their second album, 'In Ribbons' (1992), despite some studio tensions. Brooklyn Vegan said in a recent celebration of the album that it was the 'push and pull between Masters' outsider tendencies and (the rest's) commercial interests that makes 'In Ribbons' so good. If some of the wild, ragged edges of 'Comforts of Madness' have been smoothed off, the album makes up for it with scope and beauty. And there's still no shortage of weird.' Missing its original release date in 2022 due to Covid delays and a production plant in meltdown, 'In Ribbons' is finally getting the 30th Anniversary celebration it deserves with this special black vinyl repress.
  • Track listing

    Disc 1

    Track name
    Artist
    1.Throwing Back the Apple
    Pale Saints
    2.Ordeal
    Pale Saints
    3.Thread of Light
    Pale Saints
    4.Shell
    Pale Saints
    5.There Is No Day
    Pale Saints
    6.Hunted
    Pale Saints
    7.Hair Shoes
    Pale Saints
    8.Babymaker
    Pale Saints
    9.Liquid
    Pale Saints
    10.Neverending Night
    Pale Saints
    11.Featherframe
    Pale Saints
    12.A Thousand Stars Burst Open
    Pale Saints
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