|A1||Are You Comin' Down This Weekend?||0:18|
|A2||Her Eyes Were Huge Things||1:37|
|Song Of Schizoprenia|
|A4||Hope Called In Sick||1:36|
|A5||My Feathers Needed Cleaning||2:27|
|A7||There's Something Between Us And He's Changing My Words|
|A8||The Phoenix, A Pool Of Ice||0:50|
|A9||Are We Still Married?||2:51|
|A10||Put Your Finger In Your Eye||0:44|
|A11||Home Is In Your Head||2:23|
|A12||Why People Disappear||4:17|
|A13||Here Eyes Are Huge||1:11|
|B14||Save The Birds||0:23|
|B15||Chances Are We Are Mad||2:37|
|B17||Sitting Still Moving Still Staring Outlooking||3:28|
|B18||Very Bad A Bitter Hand||3:02|
|B19||Beautiful And Pointless||2:25|
|B21||Spirit And Body||1:49|
|B22||Love's A Fish Eye||3:32|
|B23||Dreams Are Of The Body / The Other Body||2:39|
- Art Direction, Design –
- Compiled By [Digital Compilation], Mastered By –
- Drums, Percussion [Rainmaker, Crashers, Bone] –
- Guitar, Bass, Sampler, Songwriter, Guitar [Pencil] –
- Guitar, Guitar [Pencil], Songwriter –
- Guitar, Songwriter –
- Mixed By – ,
- Photography By –
- Vocals, Guitar, Songwriter –
- Vocals, Songwriter –
- Written-By – (tracks: A1 to A6, A8 to B10)
A hidden song is included on the last track. After a brief moment of silence following the conclusion of "Dreams Are of the Body," a song called "The Other Body" begins. This is a demo track that ends abruptly, as the tape ran out during recording.
- Barcode (Text): 5 014436 101311 >
- Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout, Etched): MPO CAD 1013 A1
- Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout, Etched): MPO CAD 1013 B1
|Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)||4AD||CAD 1013 CD||UK||1991|
|Home Is In Your Head (Cassette, Album)||4AD||CAD C 1013||UK||1991|
|Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)||4AD||510 631-2||Canada||1991|
|Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)||Rough Trade||RTD 120.1233.2||Germany||1991|
|Home Is In Your Head (CD, Album)||4AD||30892||France||1991|
- His Name Is Alive's second record follows the threads of the first record's shadows and dramatic turns. As with the debut, the tapes produced by the band were submitted to 4AD where they were edited and mixed into its final form. The record also has an ethereal 4AD sound. As with the first, it also sounds like nothing else.
The themes are similar to "Livonia": dreams, loss, sadness, beauty, desire etc. However, "Home Is In Your Head" adds a strong theme of mental illness and despair. The lyrics become more surreal and often project images rather than a narrative. The songs are still melodic and moving. But it's in some ways a difficult listen. It's very dark, hypnotic, and achingly melancholy.
The American cd release includes the excellent "Dirt Eaters" EP, which evolves the sound on HIIYH and is for the most part more easily digestible, barring the bizarre "Is This The Way The Tigers Do?". For this reason, I recommend this edition over the others.
HIIYH might be too dark and downbeat for some, but if that sort of thing clicks with you, you'll enjoy the trip into despair. Another record for darkness, and late night.
This record also marks the end of the first incarnation of His Name Is Alive. The next record, "Mouth By Mouth," takes a sharp turn toward a surreal, catchy pop/rock sound. Of course, this is His Name Is Alive we're talking about. You know it's not going to sound like anything else.