Would love to own this, love a good read whilst having a listen. Thanks Fred for providing the listening bit.
Starting with the cool jazz of Swans Way with the lilting and lazy “In Trance.”
Scott Walker has a rare track called “Track 3” (inspired to come out of the shadows after the success of “No Regrets” by Ure ?) Was from the album “Climate of Hunter” Billy Ocean singing on the harmony and Phil Palmer and Ray Russel on guitars.
Early Waterboys and the epic “Big Music” with Eddie Reader on backing vocals. This is followed by the dubby “A Place In Your Heart” by Orange Juice. From “Texas Fever”, a six song album from March 1984.
The Shillelagh Sisters are a bit like a female fronted Stray Cats, swing beat Rockabilly. This is the B-side of their debut single, “Give Me My Freedom”
Steve Levine adds the synths to the Calypso of “Waiting In Line”, exclusive to this release. Cowritten with John Alder from The Jags, it goes into some nice synth dub towards the end.
Another B-side from a debut from Illustrated Man (more on this blog if you need more) “Sensation” has plenty of Duran-isms. Carmel covers “Tracks Of My Tears”, a smoky jazz feel, love that organ!
Really like the Passion Puppets track “Child” from their only album. Flute and Goth! Eyes peeled for that LP!
Flesh For Lulu has the Country twang of “Roman Candle” their debut, not ” Subterraneans” as printed. Another great track!
Whether this is a hard to find version of “Heart Of The Country” by Ultravox, the fans will tell me. It’s the album version isn’t it ? – released as a teaser.
Debut – LP MAG 2
|A1||Swans Way||In Trance||4:00|
|A2||Scott Walker||Track 3||3:42|
|A3||The Waterboys||The Big Music||4:37|
|A4||Orange Juice||A Place In Your Heart||3:00|
|A5||The Shillelagh Sisters||Cheatin’ Teasin’ Man||2:04|
|A6||Steve Levine||Waiting In Line||4:42|
|B2||Carmel||Tracks Of My Tears||3:55|
|B4||Flesh For Lulu||Subterraneans||3:30|
|B5||Ultravox||Heart Of The Country||5:05|