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The Orchids | Striving For The Lazy Perfection + Singles

The third 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, Striving For The Lazy Perfection + Singles runs for 62 minutes and includes liner notes by Alistair Fitchett. Stand-out tracks include Obsession No 1, A Kind Of Eden, Lovechild and A Living Ken And Barbie. The three bonus tracks are culled from the 1992 single Thaumaturgy.
Contemporary reviews praised the album and band as "one of British pop's best-kept secrets - lithe, evocative and memorable music" (John Mulvey in NME). The Orchids reformed last year and new material is expected later in 2005.

| tracklist
01 Obsession No.1
02 Striving For The Lazy Perfection
03 The Searching
04 Welcome To My Curious Heart
05 Avignon
06 A Living Ken And Barbie
07 Beautiful Liar
08 A Kind Of Eden
09 Prayers To St Jude
10 Lovechild
11 Give A Little Honey
12 I've Got To Wake Up To Tell You My Dreams
13 The Perfect Reprise
14 Thaumaturgy
15 I Was Just Dreaming
16 Between Sleeping And Waking
17 It's Ours
18 The Letter


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