Fra Lippo Lippi ‎– Songs

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Tracklist

Come Summer
Shouldn't Have To Be Like That
Even Tall Trees Bend
Just Like Me
Leaving
Regrets
Every Time I See You
Crash Of Light
The Distance Between Us
Coming Home

Versions (22)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin V2375 UK 1986 Sell This Version
WRLP 001 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Wire Records WRLP 001 Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
EAST 1 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Easter Productions EAST 1 Norway 1985 Sell This Version
CDV 2375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 2375 UK 1986 Sell This Version
705400 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album) Virgin 705400 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
VAC-88-8001 (V2375) Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album) Virgin VAC-88-8001 (V2375) Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
VK 72375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album) Virgin VK 72375 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
V-S-4702 (TCV 2375) Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album) Virgin V-S-4702 (TCV 2375) Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
407 682, 407 682-652 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin, Virgin 407 682, 407 682-652 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
407 682, 407 682-652 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin, Virgin 407 682, 407 682-652 UK & Europe 1986 Sell This Version
V 2375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP) Virgin V 2375 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
VL 2375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2375 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
T 207682 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin T 207682 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1093 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1093 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
V-4702 (V2375 (BC)) Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin V-4702 (V2375 (BC)) Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
605400 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin 605400 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
207 682 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin 207 682 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
123 751 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin 123 751 France 1986 Sell This Version
V-4702 (V2375 (BC)) Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album) Virgin V-4702 (V2375 (BC)) Philippines 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1093 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin 25VB-1093 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
RACD103 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Rune Arkiv RACD103 Norway 2005 Sell This Version
CDV 2375 Fra Lippo Lippi Songs(CD, Album, Unofficial) Virgin (2) CDV 2375 Unknown Sell This Version

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ervbayron

ervbayron

August 19, 2017
referencing Songs, CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RACD103
These are re recorded versions not the original tunes. Stick to the original release if you still don't own it.
pcf

pcf

July 26, 2008
referencing Songs, CD, Album, CDV 2375
As kompressorkanonen writes on Fra Lippo Lippi's profile, this album is "a finely crafted melancholic pop album which is their best effort to date".

All the songs are beautifully written, the production is impeccable for its time, and in many ways "Songs" represents the pinnacle of what Norwegian synthpop had to offer in 1986.

This is one of the 80's-albums I keep coming back to, along with Peter Gabriel's "So", a-ha's "Scoundrel Days" and Kate Bush's "Hounds of Love".
tine

tine

July 28, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Songs, CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RACD103
20th anniversary remastered edition (on CD for the very first time) of the original version of Fra Lippo Lippi's "Songs", coming with a complete live album ("Crash Of Light"). Strangely melancholic 80's pop reminiscent of a more low-key, synth pop Smiths, New Order or Pet Shop Boys to some extent but they seem to have had a sound of their own (i'm finding it tough making comparisons bar Jens Lekman, who has no doubt learnt a thing or two these fellas). A great history lesson.
Numanoid

Numanoid

January 18, 2006
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Songs, LP, Album, EAST 1
Taking into account the marvellous "Small Mercies" album which precedes "Songs", it's hard to describe how disappointing it is to listen to this album. Where "Small Mercies" is such a wonderful individual effort, sounding like nothing else, heart felt and bristling with excellent tunes, "Songs" is calculated middle of the road cacophony, molested by mid-80’s state of the art production values. Except the rather nice "Shouldn't Have To Be Like That" the album just sounds like a fake attempt at cash-in. Whatever happened to the likely lads?