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Where The Light Shines Through: 1981-2017

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
5
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
06-09-2019
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Barcode:
5013929102989
Packaging:
Clamshell
Catalog Number:
CRCDMBOX29
Where The Light Shines Through: 1981-2017
Where The Light Shines Through: 1981-2017

Description

• Formed in 1980, Watford band Sad Lovers & Giants carved a unique furrow through the 1980s independent music scene, creating music which was haunting, atmospheric, melodic and evocative and which somehow straddled post-punk, synth pop, psychedelia and indie.

• Compiled, designed and curated by the band, WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH is the first comprehensive anthology of the band’s recordings.

• After singles on their own Last Movement label, they signed to Midnight Music, issuing two albums - Epic Garden Music (1982) and Feeding The Flame (1983) – before splitting. This period also witnessed a John Peel session and a live concert for Dutch Radio Hilversum (subsequently issued as Total Sound in 1986). All of these recordings appear here.

• Sad Lovers & Giants returned with a revitalised line-up in 1987 – still fronted by ever-present vocalist Garce (Simon) Allard. New albums followed - The Mirror Test (1987), Headland (1990) and Treehouse Poetry (1991) - as the band found new audiences in the Netherlands, Spain and France.

• When Midnight Music dissolved, so too did the band. But Sad Lovers & Giants reunited in the noughties, playing to loyal fans and recording a new album, Melting In The Fullness Of Time. Since then, Sad Lovers & Giants have stayed active, culminating in a short tour of North America in spring 2016, during which they were invited to showcase at the prestigious SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.

• WHERE THE LIGHT SHINES THROUGH spans the band’s entire career, with every recording of note, sleeve-notes by Garce and design by ex-member Simon Blanchard.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. IMAGINATION
  3. WHEN I SEE YOU
  4. A LANDSLIDE
  5. COLOURLESS DREAM
  6. THINGS WE NEVER DID
  7. LOST IN A MOMENT
  8. THE TIGHTROPE TOUCH
  9. MAN OF STRAW (7†Version)
  10. SEVEN KINDS OF SIN
  11. WHITE RUSSIANS
  12. THE BEST FILM HE EVER MADE
  13. HIMALAYA
  14. HAPPINESS IS FRAGILE
  15. ALICE ISN'T PLAYING
  16. BEAUTY IS TRUTH
  17. BIBLICAL CROWS
  18. LIKE THIEVES
  19. ECHOPLAY
  20. CLOCKTOWER LODGE
  21. CLINT
  22. LOPE
  23. CLOUD 9
  24. ART (BY ME)
  25. ALICE ISN'T PLAYING
  26. FAR FROM THE SEA
  27. COWBOYS
  28. BIG TRACKS LITTLE TRACKS
  29. AN ANOTHER DAY
  30. SLEEP (IS FOR EVERYONE)
  31. VENDETTA
  32. CLOSE TO THE SEA
  33. STRANGE ORCHARD
  34. BURNING BEACHES
  35. YOUR SKIN & MINE
  36. IN FLUX
  37. TAKE SEVEN
  38. SEVEN KINDS OF SIN
  39. THE GREEN YEARS
  40. CUCKOOLAND
  41. A MAP OF MY WORLD
  42. RETURN TO CLOCKTOWER LODGE
  43. WIRE LAWN
  44. THE OUTSIDER
  45. LIFE UNDER GLASS
  46. SUMMER & SMOKE
  47. HOUSE OF CLOUDS
  48. GODLESS SOUL
  49. LIKE THIEVES
  50. ONE MANâ€S HELL
  51. RESTLESS
  52. ALASKA
  53. ITâ€S SNOWING
  54. MY HEARTâ€S ON FIRE
  55. TOY PLANES (IN A SOUTHERN SKY)
  56. LIZARD KING
  57. PARACHUTE OF LOVE
  58. CHRISTMAS ON EASTER ISLAND
  59. CRIMINALLY SANE
  60. JUNGLE OF LIES
  61. THE SKY IS A GLOVE
  62. A DAUGHTER
  63. GERMAN CARS
  64. SUBMARINE GIRL
  65. Iâ€M NOT IN LOVE
  66. LEARN
  67. MELTING IN THE FULLNESS OF TIME
  68. RED SKY
  69. BLACK CROW
  70. 50 50
  71. THE CHANGE
  72. TAKE ME INSIDE
  73. INTERLUDE
  74. ECHOPLAY
  75. A LANDSLIDE
  76. SEX WITHOUT GRAVITY (John Peel Session)
  77. THERE WAS NO TIME (John Peel Session)
  78. CLINT (John Peel Session)
  79. ALICE ISNâ€T PLAYING (John Peel Session)
  80. 3 LINES
  81. A REFLECTED DREAM
  82. STILL RESTLESS
  83. ECHOPLAY
  84. THINGS WE NEVER DID
  85. SLEEP (IS FOR EVERYONE)
  86. A LANDSLIDE
  87. COWBOYS
  88. MAN OF STRAW
  89. IMAGINATION
  90. THINGS WE NEVER DID (2016 Remix)
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