Tuesday, 21 April 2015

The Lilac Time - Astronauts [12", LP, Promo]

Another interesting find at the Utrecht record fair recently: a white label promo edition of the ASTRONAUTS album by THE LILAC TIME. It was the band's only album they released on Creation Records. A gentle album with definitely some nice songs on it, but absolutely nothing like what their labelmates came up with in that year 1991 (Loveless, Just For A Day, Raise and Today Forever, to name but a few). I had no idea until today that the band's main man Stephen Duffy was one of the original founders of Duran Duran (together with John Taylor and Nick Rhodes), was the same Stephen ("Tin Tin") Duffy who had the hit Kiss Me in 1984, and wrote songs for Robbie Williams and co-produced his Intensive Care album. All in all, this promo version with the original insert is a nice little nugget in my ever expanding Creation Records collection. I especially like the song The Darkness Of Her Eyes. Really beautiful.

Label: Creation Records
Cat.nr.: CRELP 098
Year of release: 1991

01. In Iverna Gardens
02. Hats Off, Here Comes The Girl
03. Fortunes
04. A Taste For Honey
05. Grey Skies And Work Things
06. Finistere

01. Dreaming
02. The Whisper Of Your Mind
03. The Darkness Of Her Eyes
04. Sunshine's Daughter
05. North Kensington
06. Madresfield

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