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

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cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd UK 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
30742 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) Virgin 30742 France 1990 Sell This Version
COCY-6212 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD COCY-6212 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(CD, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
842 9814 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album) Vertigo 842 9814 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
50742 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album) 4AD 50742 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
none Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(Cass, Album, Promo) 4AD none Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CAD 0002 Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD CAD 0002 UK 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
cad 0002 cd Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness(LP, Album) 4AD cad 0002 cd Canada 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, 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
4AD 0159 LP Pale Saints The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters(LP, Album, RE) 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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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.
Pancho_Ramone

Pancho_Ramone

May 20, 2019
edited 8 months ago
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, CD, Album, cad 0002 cd
I think this album's somewhat unsung nature comes from the fact that it's slightly miscategorized. Rather than your normal shoegaze fare it's more along the lines of something a Wedding Present/Black Tambourine/Sarah Records type jangly twee pop band wouldve done after getting their chamomile tea spiked with some LSD. Whichever way you slice it it's a rainy day classic.
Spacemoth65

Spacemoth65

February 19, 2018
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, LP, Album, Ltd, Wit, cad 0002
'Tea Towels' is presumably, one of the band's in-jokes that singer/bassist Ian Masters is so particularly fond of indulging in. :)
harakeric69

harakeric69

July 2, 2017
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, CD, Album, cad 0002 cd

speaking of classic : dreamy and creative exuberance silently psychedelic *****
darkwave

darkwave

May 11, 2012
referencing The Comforts Of Madness, CD, Album, cad 0002 cd

To this day, "The Comforts of Madness" remains one of my favorite albums. There are shoegaze bands who sold more records, who got more press in NME & Melody Maker, and who are more frequently cited as influences on contemporary bands, but let's not sell the Pale Saints short. You would be hard pressed to find a more cohesive shoegaze album from start to finish. A treasure of the 4AD catalog!