Pale SaintsThe Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters

Label:4AD – 4AD 0159 LPX
Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, LP, Compilation
All Media, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Clear
Country:USA & Europe
Style:Indie Rock, Shoegaze


The Comforts Of Madness 30th Anniversary Re:Masters
A1Way The World Is
A2You Tear The World In Two
A3Sea Of Sound
A4True Coming Dream
A5Little Hammer
B7A Deep Sleep For Steven
B8Language Of Flowers
B9Fell From The Sun
B10Sight Of You
B11Time Thief
Original Woodhouse Studio Version
C1Sight Of You
Woodhouse Studio LP Demos
C2Way The World Is
C3Language Of Flowers
C4You Tear The World In Two
C5Fell From The Sun
C6A Deep Sleep For Steven
C7Time Thief
D8Sea Of Sound
D10Little Hammer
D11True Coming Dream
John Peel Session
D12She Rides The Waves
D13You Tear The World In Two
D14Way The World Is
D15Time Thief

Companies, etc.



Limited Double LP Edition on Clear Vinyl
Numbering reflects how it's listed on disc labels
Typography on front cover art is different from all other vinyl issues in that the band name is cut off. On the right hand of the sleeve appears "Pale S" and part of an "A." On the left hand of the sleeve appears the other half of the "A," and "INTS."

Tracks A1 - B11 produced and engineered at Blackwing Studios
Tracks C1 - D11 recorded at Woodhouse Studios, Leeds
Tracks D12 - D15 recorded at BBD Studios, Maida Vale 23 July 1989

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 191400015937
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): THE VOICE OF HAROLD 4AD0159LP1 A MPO® 19 145725
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): WE WERE CONCEIVED IN SUZANNE'S PLAYROOM 4AD0159LP1 B MPO® 19 145726
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C): THIS IS NOT THE TAPE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MPO® 19 120418 4AD0159LPX2 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D): A VETERAN TERRORIST BEFORE THE AGE OF SIX 4AD0159LPX2 B MPO® 19 105346

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The Comforts Of Madness (CD, Album)4ADcad 0002 cdUK1990
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The Comforts Of Madness (LP, Album)4ADcad 0002UK1990
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The Comforts Of Madness (LP, Album)4ADcad 0002Belgium1990
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The Comforts Of Madness (Cassette, Album)4ADCAD C 0002UK1990


  • gmku's avatar
    What a great album, what a beautiful repressing! I've nothing to compare it to, b/c I missed them back in the day and never picked up an OG disc or LP. But this is absolutely delicious shoegaze served up on a perfect pressing (to my ears, anyway).
    • dj_stosh's avatar
      Does anyone have any idea why they split the band's name on the front of the LP jacket? It almost looks like a typesetting error. Everything else about this release reflects care and quality, so I'm not sure why they would decide to do that if it was intentional. Other than that, the jacket looks more or less identical to the original. Also, the image used for the digital files and the CD version has the band's name in the bottom right corner, not split across the bottom right and the bottom left.
      • greyelephant's avatar
        sounds unreal even on coloured vinyl really happy with the whole package. shame no DLC though
        • carlosrmanuel's avatar
          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.
          • Ahoyskin's avatar
            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.
            • rushgino's avatar
              This sounds fantastic, 4AD did a great job as usual
              • cptdavious's avatar
                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!



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