The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)

Pale Saints

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  • Genre: Rock And Pop
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released Date: 17th January 2020
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On the eve of a post-Thatcherite Britain, the Pale Saints, alongside the likes of Lush, Ride and Slowdive, were ushering in a new wave of British indie. They found in 4AD a perfect home for their music – an exciting and undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop.

Their debut album, ‘The Comforts Of Madness’, didn’t disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their Best 50 Shoegaze Albums Of All Time, saying, “There’s a restless urgency, particularly when the volume swells and the rhythms intensify. That energy not only keeps [it] vital, it emphasizes Pale Saints’ inventiveness, how they channelled softness and rage into something distinctive.”

Nearly 30 years on and ‘The Comforts Of Madness’ is finally getting the reissue treatment. Having been remastered, a faithful LP repress on black vinyl is being released as well as deluxe double CD and clear double vinyl editions, both of which come with a bonus disc of previously unreleased demos and the band’s only John Peel Session, recorded in 1989.

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Track Listings

‘The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)’

Way The World Is
You Tear The World In Two
Sea of Sound
True Coming Dream
Little Hammer
Insubstantial
A Deep Sleep For Steven
Language of Flowers
Fell From The Sun
Sight Of You
Time Thief

(Coloured Vinyl 2LP Only)

Sight Of You (Original Woodhouse Studio Version)
Way The World Is (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Language of Flowers (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
You Tear The World In Two (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Fell From The Sun (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
A Deep Sleep For Steven (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Time Thief (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Sea of Sound (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Insubstantial (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
Little Hammer (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
True Coming Dream (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo)
She Rides The Waves (John Peel Show Version)
You Tear The World In Two (John Peel Show Version)
Way The World Is (John Peel Show Version)
Time Thief (John Peel Show Version)

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