Fuchsia ‎– Fuchsia

Pegasus (3) ‎– PEG 8
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Gone With The Mouse
Written-By – Tony Durant
A2 A Tiny Book
Written-By – Tony Durant
A3 Another Nail
Written-By – Robert Chudley, Tony Durant
B1 Shoes And Ships
Written-By – Tony Durant
B2 The Nothing Song
Written-By – Tony Durant
B3 Me And My Kite
Written-By – Robert Chudley
B4 Just Anyone
Written-By – Tony Durant

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Kingdom logo appears on the back sleeve.
Originally issued with a lilac a4 insert printed one side on thin glossy paper, photos added to this entry. The insert has information about the band and details re Tony Durants inspiration for the lp namely Mervyn Peake. Fuchsia being the name of a princess in Peakes Gormenghast trilogy of the 1940's. The insert is very thin and may be inside the cover without the owners ever knowing its there so, Fuschia owners, take a peake inside the cover... Insert was possibly only included with the first few hundred issued.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Center Labels): PEG-8
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): PEG 8 A - 1 U
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): PEG 8 B 1 U

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ECLEC2518 Fuchsia Fuchsia(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2518 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
PS-103 Fuchsia Fuchsia(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Fumble Music PS-103 UK Unknown Sell This Version
MJJ355 Fuchsia Fuchsia(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial, Pin) Klimt Records MJJ355 France 2016 Sell This Version
crustacean 86 Fuchsia Fuchsia(2xLP, Album, RE, Fuc + DVD-V) Fruits de Mer Records crustacean 86 UK 2018 Sell This Version
MP 001 Fuchsia Fuchsia(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Cd ) Prog MP 001 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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June 4, 2018
The concept for Fuchsia the band (and the music too) was born out of guitar player/songwriter/singer Tony Durant desire to experiment with writing “(…) series of musical themes, which start at a particular point and move on, without necessarily following the normal classic pop song format (..)” and “(…) making string parts an integral part of the song itself, rather than something added to embellish (…)” (T.D on the CD liner notes).
And he succeeded masterfully in putting these dreams into tape! The band has a highly original line-up: A nuclear male trio of acoustic/electric guitars, bass and drums plus a female trio of classically trained (“…and wanting to do something different.”) string players, two violins and a cellist who also played piano and harmonium.

You’ll at times probably feel their inexperience (T.D is the 1st to admit it) but the uniqueness of the sound captures one’s attention and some underlying naiveté , despite or maybe because of the production of David Hitchcock - Caravan, Genesis, Camel, Curved Air, etc.- only adds to the charm of the album;
The male vocals are not brilliant but they do transmit a feel of urgency (in tune I must add) in intelligent, often ravishing melodies; and the angelic female vocals(all three sing) duet with him, harmonize or sing lead, alternating vocals duties in different song parts;
T.D jumps from acoustic to electric (often double tracking any of the three possible combinations) backed by discreet but tight bass and drums and complemented by careful and tastefully arranged strings doing rhythms, counterpoint, doubling lead lines or soloing;
Dramatic or joyous or anything in between, a unique Prog/Chamber/Psych/Pop/FolkRock sound!


March 16, 2018
edited 5 months ago
You are conflating an 'insert' (ie a commercially manufactured extra included with an LP) and a promo sheet. The Fuchsia 'insert' was the latter, accompanying copies that were sent to reviewers, and not ones that were distributed to shops. (It also exists in longer, stapled form.) Most Vertigo Swirl LPs were sent to reviewers with promo sheets; these are not 'inserts' in the manner of (say) the cutouts that came with Sgt. Pepper, so Vertigo LPs can hardly be considered 'incomplete' without them. Would you call almost every 45 of this era 'incomplete' without the promo sheet that originally accompanied review copies? I agree, certain inserts are quite rare, such as the Driscoll / Auger one that you mention, or Shirley Collins / Davy Graham, or Roy Harper - Stormcock, or the third Deviants LP, or Family - Doll's House etc. But those were all made for commercial, not promotional purposes.


January 23, 2018
photos of the insert uploaded as i just found a copy of fuchsia with it inside. everyone with the original uk pressing should check carefully inside the covers as the insert is very thin and can be there without you knowing!


December 13, 2017
ps incidentally the open lp by auger and driscoll was originally issued with a circa 11 inch square card insert, its documented but its very very rare, if only a few copies have it, should mention of it be removed and the insert just said to be promo only? no, its an insert. eg inserted into the sleeve.ditto fuchsia, it had an insert. if you dont have the insert, hard cheese, denying its existence wont make it less real, though it may ease the pain of an INCOMPLETE example.


December 13, 2017
re comment below, the lp certainly did have an insert, i found the lp aged 14 and lo, there was an insert. whether it is classed as being for reviewers or whatever, its still an insert. fusion orchestra was originally issued with a small loose sticker inside, and the lp by kenny had a huge sticker, my copy of nutz first lp had a card cutout insert of the front cover image with a hinged back so it could stand up on a desk, that was surely a promo insert, but such things exist, as do minor cover variations, printing colour mistakes and so forth, maybe the trainspotters will eventually document all that...eg even the first snafu lp has two different back cover variants...reviewers and pedants often miss glaringly obvious things, eg ive never seen anyone mention the jolly interesting fact that the first track on the wonderful dr z lp inverts the ten commandments and is thus technically a Black Mass making the lp blasphemous and even better...sadly my copy lacks the original " BURN IN ANGER" balloon inserts. meanwhile at 17 i saw a purple cover on fuchsia and it might have been a printing error, think about it, purple suits that cover more, and the purple is evident on the lips and dress...still, probably a printing error on an early copy, it was from radio norfolk so it was a promo.


September 29, 2017
It's nonsense that there was ever a lyric insert, and that misinformation should be removed from this listing. Review copies were sent out with a press release, as were many albums of the time. These were printed on lilac-coloured paper, and offer a brief history of the band, and details of the line-up. I've never seen or heard of a purple cover variant.


February 8, 2017