Babble ‎– The Stone

Reprise Records ‎– 9 45387-2
CD, Album, ARC


1 The Downward Pull Of Heaven's Force 1:38
2 Tribe 5:49
3 You Kill Me 6:13
4 Spirit 6:51
5 Take Me Away 6:42
6 The Stone 3:31
7 Beautiful 6:22
8 Space 5:50
9 Sunray Dub 2:23
10 Drive 6:03

Companies, etc.



ARC pressing. There is also an SRC pressing, The Stone.

Recorded and prepared for release in 1993 (hence 1993 copyright date), scheduled for release 15 Feb 1994, then finally released 8 Mar 1994.

All songs published by Loaded / Sony Music Inc. ASCAP.

© ℗ 1993 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
Made in U.S.A. Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company
Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 9362-45387-2 1
  • Barcode (String): 093624538721
  • Matrix / Runout: [Specialty "s" logo] ARC 1 45387-2 SRC##01 ✲M2 S3
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Babble The Stone(Cass, Album, Promo) WEA none US 1994 Sell This Version
9 45387-2 Babble The Stone(CD, Album, SRC) Reprise Records 9 45387-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
9362-45387-2 Babble The Stone(CD, Album) Reprise Records 9362-45387-2 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
2 453874 Babble The Stone(Cass, Album) Reprise Records 2 453874 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
9 45387-4 Babble The Stone(Cass, Album, Dol) Reprise Records 9 45387-4 US 1994 Sell This Version



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June 3, 2015
There is a large white room at the top of the house. The house itself was an asylum in the days of the Raj. From barred windows, wide-eyed inmates gazed upon Her Majesty’s most infamous penal institution, and either laughed or cried.

In 1991 the inhabitants of the white room escaped. In India they recorded the noise of the bazaars and temples, then returned to the tranquillity of the asylum. Life had somehow changed. They built themselves a studio the size of a shoe-box and painted it sugar pink.

There, the mysterious sounds from their recordings were welded to affluent melodies, dubbed into dance grooves and gradually carved into ‘The Stone.’ This debut of heavy sunshine has a secret ingredient - two members of Babble were part of electro-pop trio The Thompson Twins. Alannah Currie and Tom Bailey now have a young child and an elegant new album on their hands

From the boisterous sonic distortions of ‘Space’ to the hazy laziness of ‘Beautiful’ (with its lullaby rap from Q. Tee) Babble have an open-minded approach to making studio music; incorporating ideas from beatnik photographer and poet Ira Cohen, London song-bird Amy St. Cyr, and Dublin-based artist/biker Charlie Whisker. Some how it all seems to work together.

(written and published 1994)