Royal Family And The Poor ‎– The Project Phase 1 - The Temple Of The 13th Tribe

Factory ‎– Fact 95
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 I Love You (Restrained In A Moment) 3:50
A2 Voices 4:05
A3 Moonfish Is Here 3:46
A4 Dark And Light 4:17
A5 Radio Egypt 6:44
B1 Discipline 4:05
B2 The Dawn Song 3:30
B3 Ritual 1 4:02
B4 Power Of Will 5:10
B5 Motherland 5:42

Companies, etc.



Includes 4" by 6" 16-page booklet.

Tracks A1, B2 Originally recorded in Amazon Studios, Liverpool May/82
Tracks A3, B5 Originally recorded in Trident Studios, London Jan/83
All recorded in Strawberry Studios, Stockport Feb/84
Mixed at Revolution Studios, Cheadle Hulme, Manchester May/84
A5 Mixed at Britannia Row Studios, London June/84

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (Variant 1)): FACT 95 A Royal Family lp B1 RC THE MARK OF THE DONKEY S-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (Variant 1)): FACT 95 B Royal Family lp B1 MEL/cts AAAARGH! IT'S 555 MVS-6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (Variant 2)): Royal Family LP A  FACT 95 A  THE MARK OF THE DONKEY   MVS-6  RC
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (Variant 2)): Royal Family LP B  FACT 95 B  AAAARGH! IT'S 555  MEL/cts   MVS-6 



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April 24, 2008
edited over 6 years ago

If asked "Which 10 records would you bring to a remote island?", this would definitely be one of them.
It's not an easy album with some edgy and Industrial sounds, and yet it assembles gems like "I Love You (Restrained In A Moment)", certainly one of the best love songs to be put on a cassette for your loved one, followed by almost upbeat "Dark And Light" and "Radio Egypt". Side two kick starts with "Discipline", which is so funky you can listen to it in a convertible on your way to the seaside. "Power Of Will" is a wonderful ballad with impressive Keane vocals and "Motherland" is surely comparable to 'Giant' by The The, another outstanding track of which I have the fondest of memories from a club in Berlin. Altogether a brilliant post-punk goes electro-pop album with melancholic moments.