This Sporting Life / AFC*Alms For Children

Label:Failsafe Records – SAFE107CD
CD, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country:New Zealand
Style:Post-Punk, Alternative Rock


1Alms For ChildrenFailsafe2:50
2Alms For ChildrenMother2:31
3Alms For ChildrenDanny Boy4:34
4This Sporting LifeWasting My Time3:12
5This Sporting LifeTotal Loss3:40
6This Sporting LifeSoul Turkey4:12
7This Sporting LifeTime3:46
8This Sporting LifeSafe House3:22
9This Sporting LifeHappy2:16
10This Sporting LifeIn On Time2:07
11This Sporting LifeUnderstand Your Lies3:05
12This Sporting LifeParannoyed2:10
13This Sporting LifePaper Chase2:39
14This Sporting LifeDifference2:53
15This Sporting LifeToo Proud3:33
16This Sporting LifePatience3:39
17This Sporting LifeBe Nice3:12
18This Sporting LifeI Can't Kil2:08
19This Sporting LifeI'm Suspicious Of You3:46
20This Sporting LifeRespect In Your Eyes4:07
21This Sporting LifeArt Of Conversation2:25
22This Sporting LifeSilent Peace2:37
23This Sporting LifeDead Fish4:13
24This Sporting LifePoint To Point3:49

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A compilation of all studio and some live tracks from 1981-1984

Tracks 1-3 recorded Harlequin '82, released 1981 on 7" as Alms For Children - Alms Not Arms on REM Records - REM 02.
Track 4 recorded at 132 late 1981 and tracks 5 to 12 recorded on 4 track at The Lab Auckland, NZ, June 1982. Released 1982 on LP as This Sporting Life - "Show Me To The Bellrope" on Flying Nun Records - FN011.
Tracks 13 to 16 recorded at Progressive Music Studios 1983. Released 1983 on a 12" as This Sporting Life - In Limbo on Flying Nun Records - TSL002.
Tracks 17-24 recorded live.

The release does not differentiate between the two projects.
It's listed here in regards as to how the original tracks appeared.

Digipak includes 1 x card insert and 8-page booklet.
First 200 copies comes in a sealed corrugated cardboard outer sleeve, stamped "AFC" and "TSL" on alternate sides.
Limited Edition of 300.

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Alms For Children (24×File, MP3, Compilation, 320 kbps)Failsafe RecordsSAFE107DL2018



  • stevethewire's avatar
    Awesome stuff! Definitely one of Failsafe's best compilations yet. Highly recommended


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