Sad Lovers & Giants* ‎– Les Années Vertes

Midnight Music ‎– CHIME 00.40 CD
CD, Compilation, Reissue

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1 50:50 3:42
2 The Change 3:33
3 Landslide 2:55
4 Echoplay 3:08
5 Sex Without Gravity
Producer [For Radio One] – Roger Pusey
6 There Was No Time
Producer [For Radio One] – Roger Pusey
7 Alice (Isn't Playing)
Producer [For Radio One] – Roger Pusey
8 Clint
Producer [For Radio One] – Roger Pusey
9 Things We Never Did 3:52
10 Cuckooland 3:53
11.1 Imagination 5:57
11.2 Cloud 9 3:52
12 The Best Film He Ever Made 5:05
13 Sleep (Is For Everyone)
Featuring [Guests On Guitar And Vocals] – Hans Diener
14 3 Lines 3:09
15 Seven Kinds Of Sin 4:58
16 Return To Clocktower Lodge 3:42
17 Colourless Dream 5:16

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The CD issue has a different tracklisting and 8 additional tracks than the original LP from 1988.
Included a 6 panel fold-out poster insert sleeve with a detailed family tree of the band printed on the back side.

Track 11 is two live songs played without pause in between, together running 9:49 long.

Mastered at The Exchange.
A Twelve O'Clock Production
© 1991 Midnight Music (Records) Ltd.
Printed in England

All titles published by Midnight Music Ltd.
℗ 1991 Midnight Music (Records) Ltd.
Made in Austria

Durations are not listed on the release.

[Tracks 1 and 2]
Demos recorded at Pet Sounds in early 1981.
Electronically 'tweaked' 1984. Originally released on "In The Breeze".

[Tracks 3 and 4]
Outtakes from the "Colourless Dream" sessions at Surrey Sound, Summer 1981.
"Landslide" had already been released on the group's first single, "Clé", and "Echoplay" was re-recorded for "Epic Garden Music".
These versions were mixed in Alaska, Summer 1984.

[Tracks 5 to 8]
BBC Radio One John Peel Session, late 1981.
"Sex Without Gravity" was never performed elsewhere and "There Was no Time" was soon replaced by new material.
"Clint" and "Alice" were subsequently recorded for "Epic Garden Music", although another version of "Clint" had already appeared on the "Thing From The Crypt" compilation.
These tracks are released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Ltd.

[Tracks 9 and 10)
Recorded live at 'Pacha', Valencia, Spain, June 1987.
This version of "Things We Never Did" was originally released on the "Cow Boys" 12-inch and this version of "Cuckooland" was originally released on the "Diamonds In Darkness" compilation.
Another live version of "Things..." can be found on the "Total Sound" LP.
The studio version of "Cuckooland" can be found on "The Mirror Test" and the studio recording of "Things..." is on the "Epic Garden Music" CD.

[Tracks 11.1 and 11.2]
Recorded live at 'Het Bolwerk', Sneek, Holland, April 1987.
These two songs are often run together live.
The original studio versions are on the "Epic Garden Music" CD and there is a more recent recording of "Imagination" on "in The Breeze" and the "Feeding The Flame" CD.
Another live version of "Imagination" is on the "Total Sound" LP.

[Track 12]
The forerunner of "House Of Clouds" and an outtake from "The Mirror Test".
This was originally released on the "Cow Boys" 12-inch.

[Track 13]
Re-recorded using the original drum track in August 1988 for a special 12-inch to coincide with a tour of France and Switzerland.

[Tracks 14 to 17]
Live favourites re-recorded as warm-ups for the "Headland"/"Treehouse Poetry" sessions.
Originally released on the "Clocks Go Backwards" 12-inch.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5017715004020
  • Barcode (Text): 5 017715 004020
  • Matrix / Runout: CHIME-00-40-CD 22 DADC AUSTRIA

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHIME 00.40 S Sad Lovers & Giants* Les Années Vertes(LP, Comp) Midnight Music CHIME 00.40 S UK & France 1988 Sell This Version