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The Orchids | Unholy Soul + Singles

The second of three CD album re-issues by acclaimed Glasgow band The Orchids, who recorded for cult label Sarah between 1987 and 1994. Formed in 1987, this prolific yet overlooked five-piece recorded a string of singles for Sarah as well as three excellent albums, Lyceum (1989), Unholy Soul (1991) and Striving For The Lazy Perfection (1994). Often compared to similarly cerebral pop operators such as Felt, Aztec Camera and Primal Scream, the band split in 1995 at the height of their powers. Almost all of their records were produced by Ian Carmichael of One Dove.
Newly remastered for CD, Unholy Soul + Singles runs for 70 minutes and includes nine bonus tracks as well as liner notes by Alistair Fitchett. Stand-out tracks include Dirty Clothing, Bringing You The Love, The Sadness Of Sex Pt 1 and the should-have-been single Peaches. Among the pick of the bonus cuts are the singles Something For The Longing and Bemused, Confused And Bedraggled.
Contemporary reviews praised the record as "a beautiful album - time less melodies for sure" (Dave Simpson in Melody Maker). The Orchids reformed last year and new material is expected later in 2005.

| tracklist
01 Me And The Black And White Dream
02 Women, Priests And Addicts
03 Bringing You The Love
04 Frank De Salvo
05 Long Drawn Sunday Night
06 Peaches
07 Dirty Clothing
08 Moon Lullaby
09 Coloured Stone
10 The Sadness of Sex (Pt.1)
11 Waiting For The Storm
12 You Know I'm Fine
13 Bemused, Confused And Bedraggled
14 Pelican Blonde
15 Tropical Fishbowl
16 How Does That Feel
17 Sigh
18 Something For The Longing
19 Farewell Dear Bonnie
20 On a Sunday


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