Pale Saints: The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)

The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)

Pale Saints

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  • Release Date 17 January 2020
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Vinyl LP

Deluxe double CD & LP formats include unreleased demos & 1989 John Peel Session.

On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, the Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. And in 4AD, they found a perfect home for their music - an exciting & undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop.

Their debut album, The Comforts of Madness, didn’t disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their Best 50 Shoegaze Albums Of All Time saying, “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.”

Nearly 30 years on and The Comforts of Madness is finally getting the reissue treatment. Having been remastered, a faithful LP repress on black vinyl is being released as well as double CD and double clear vinyl editions, both of which come with a bonus disc of previously unreleased demos and the band’s only John Peel Session, recorded in 1989.

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  

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