Pale Saints ‎– The Comforts Of Madness

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Way The World Is 2:40
You Tear The World In Two 3:01
Sea Of Sound 5:51
True Coming Dream 2:29
Little Hammer 2:17
Insubstantial 4:15
A Deep Sleep For Steven 3:43
Language Of Flowers 2:54
Fell From The Sun 4:45
Sight Of You 5:37
Time Thief 3:27

Versions (28)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd UK 1990 Sell This Version
COCY-6212 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD COCY-6212 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
rtdcd140, CD1-343 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) Rough Trade, 4AD rtdcd140, CD1-343 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
30742 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD, Virgin 30742 France 1990 Sell This Version
CAD C 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album) 4AD CAD C 0002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
50742 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album) 4AD 50742 France 1990 Sell This Version
842 9814 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album) Vertigo 842 9814 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
none Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album, Num, Promo) 4AD none Japan 1990 Sell This Version
cad 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD cad 0002 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
4GA-0388, 4GA 0388, cad 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) GASA, GASA, 4AD 4GA-0388, 4GA 0388, cad 0002 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
L1-343, RTD 140 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD, Rough Trade L1-343, RTD 140 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CAD 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) Play It Again Sam [PIAS], 4AD CAD 0002 Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
70742 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD, Virgin 70742 France 1990 Sell This Version
cad 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD cad 0002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
CAD 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, Lac) 4AD CAD 0002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
cad 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, Ltd, Wit) 4AD cad 0002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RTD 140 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Rough Trade, 4AD RTD 140 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
CAD 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, TP) 4AD CAD 0002 UK 1990 Sell This Version
ORGM-1003 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, RE, RM) ORG Music ORGM-1003 US 2011 Sell This Version
ORGM-1003 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, RE, RM, Sil) ORG Music ORGM-1003 US 2011 Sell This Version
4AD 0159 CDX Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp) 4AD 4AD 0159 CDX USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
4AD 0159 LPX Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters(LP, Album + LP, Comp + Ltd, S/Edition, Cle) 4AD 4AD 0159 LPX USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
none Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Reissue(26xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, 320) 4AD none 2020
4AD 0159 LP Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album, RE, RM) 4AD 4AD 0159 LP USA & Europe 2020 Sell This Version
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album, RE) 4AD cad 0002 cd UK Unknown Sell This Version
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album, RP) 4AD cad 0002 cd UK Unknown Sell This Version

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beautyendecay

beautyendecay

November 6, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, CD, Album, cad 0002 cd
Oh man what an album. Glad to see via the comments it’s not a lost gem as many have taken it to their hearts. It is however definitely underrated. I love some of the changes in the songs from sounding quite sinister to something altogether more uplifting in a space of a few seconds. A very unusual and original sounding album whilst taking influence from its day from noisy shoegaze to jangly Manchester. A wonderful achievement. Still one of my favourites in my collection.
solvang23

solvang23

October 10, 2020
edited 6 months ago
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, LP, Album, RE, RM, 4AD 0159 LP
Can anybody comment on the quality of this pressing? I have not been impressed with MPO vinyl in the past three years or so and am a little wary on that account. MPO did do a great on Bob Dylan’s ‘Rough And Rowdy Ways’ it has to be said, but that may be a temporary ‘aberration’?
carlosrmanuel

carlosrmanuel

September 30, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters, LP, Album + LP, Comp + Ltd, S/Edition, Cle, 4AD 0159 LPX
I received a noisy pressing, full of repetitive clicks even after Vacuum cleaning: Side A end of True Coming Dream and Little Hammer and in Side B it started in Fell from the Sun and after several repetitive clicks I just quitted to listen. I will contact the label directly as this does not seem to be a problem with my copy but a pressing problem that should affect more copies. A shame that a so nice record is affected by this.
danse_macabre

danse_macabre

July 17, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, CD, Album, cad 0002 cd
This is the first release for 4AD in 1990, yet the catalogue nr. starts with CAD0002.
Does anyone know, what happened to (AD)0001 or why this is nr. 2 in 1990?
wharf99

wharf99

February 15, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, 4AD 0159 CDX
Nice to have this again after all these years - but why the decision to omit the original B-sides of "Barging into the presence of god" from this edition? A missed opportunity...
Ahoyskin

Ahoyskin

February 7, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters, LP, Album + LP, Comp + Ltd, S/Edition, Cle, 4AD 0159 LPX
I can't believe there's no DLC included. I bought the download off the 4AD site a few years ago just to have a digital copy. I just took it for granted that the bonus material would be digitally included with the vinyl purchase.
cptdavious

cptdavious

January 20, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters, LP, Album + LP, Comp + Ltd, S/Edition, Cle, 4AD 0159 LPX

I never heard the original LP, however this new 30th Anniversary edition (double clear LP) is fantastic sounding. The vinyl has no defects or surface noise (always wash your new records prior to first listen). The music is dynamic, spacious and enjoyable to listen to. Even the bonus LP containing the demo's and peel sessions sound very very good. Well done on this re-release and bonus content! I hope "In Ribbons" gets this same treatment!
Michael_P

Michael_P

January 10, 2020
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, LP, Album, cad 0002
My copy brought at the time of release in Soho (Sister Ray I think) came with a free promo poster. Wonderful album.
ExtendedPlayer

ExtendedPlayer

June 16, 2019
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, LP, Album, cad 0002

I mean, you know, I'm biased and everything, but...still one of the greatest debut albums.