Pale Fountains, The - Something On My Mind

Les Disques du Crepuscule
(TWI119: 708527000236)
Release date: 05/26/2017
Genre: Indiepop

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Les Disques du Crépuscule presents an anthology of classic early recordings by The Pale Fountains, the pioneering indiepop band from Liverpool whose first single appeared on the label in 1982.

Something On My Mind combines a 12 track vinyl album with a bonus 19 track live CD. Side one of the album features six studio tracks, including all tracks from the maxi single released by Crépuscule/Operation Twilight in June 1982, as well as unreleased second single Longshot For Your Love plus two songs recorded for the Crépuscule compilation albums Ghosts of Christmas Past and Moving Soundtracks.

Side two features 6 live tracks recorded in October 1982 on the celebrated Crépuscule package tour Move Back-Bite Harder, which saw the Paleys matched with Antena, 23 Skidoo, Cabaret Voltaire and Tuxedomoon. The bonus live CD packaged with the album includes complete performances by Pale Fountains from Brussels (5 October) and Leuven (6 October).

At the end of 1982 the group signed to Virgin and went on to release the acclaimed albums Pacific Street and From Across the Kitchen Table. Praised as “our greatest songwriter” by NME, Michael Head went on to form Shack in 1987 with brother John, while percussionist Nathan McGough moved into management. Trumpet player Andy Diagram also played in Diagram Brothers, Dislocation Dance and James. Sadly bassist Chris ‘Biffa’ McCaffrey passed away in 1989; a donation from the proceeds of sale of this album will be made to The Brain Tumour Charity in his memory.

TWI 119 cover art by Benoît Hennebert. Liner notes by Paleys historian Geoff King.

Vinyl LP:

1. Just A Girl                                                  
2. Something On My Mind   
3. Lavinia’s Dream                                        
4. Longshot For Your Love                            
5. Benoit’s Christmas                                    
6. We Have All the Time In The World                     
7. Shelter (live)                                                         
8. Just A Girl  (live)                                                    
9. The Norfolk Broads (live)                                      
10. Maybe The People Would Be The Times (live)
11. Thank You (live)                                                  
12. Walk On By (live)      

Live CD:

1. Lavinia’s Dream
2. (There’s Always) Something On My Mind
3. Shelter
4. Longshot For Your Love
5. Just A Girl
6. We Have All the Time in the World
7. The NorfolkBroads
8. Maybe the People Would Be the Times
9. Thank You
10. Walk On By
11. Lavinia’s Dream
12. (There’s Always) Something On My Mind
13. Longshot For Your Love
14. Shelter
15. Just a Girl
16. The NorfolkBroads
17. We Have All the Time in the World
18. Thank You
19. Maybe the People Would Be the Times

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