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The Delmontes | Carousel

Very first CD by The Delmontes, the cult garage pop band from Scotland. Formed in Edinburgh in 1979, The Delmontes released just two singles on Josef K-affiliated indie label Rational Records: Tous Les Soirs (1980) and Don't Cry Your Tears (1981). Boasting a poised avant-retro sound and vision (three of the five band members were female), the band prefigured a raft of subsequent indie trends (C86, Creation, Sarah, Twee). Both DinDisc and Zoo Records offered to sign the group, who completed a full UK tour with the Teardrop Explodes, but sadly this potential was not fulfilled and the band split at the end of 1982.
Digitally remastered, Carousel features 24 tracks (74 min.), including all five songs from the splendid Rational singles, as well as a rich harvest of previously unreleased demo tracks recorded between 1980 and 1982. The booklet includes a detailed band history as well as archive Delmontes photos and ephemera.

| tracklist
01 Tous Les Soirs
02 Don't Cry Your Tears
03 Ga Ga
04 No Man's Land
05 So Sad Too Bad
06 Higher & Higher
07 So It's Not To Be
08 What You Don't Know (Won't Hurt You)
09 Infectious Smile
10 No No Billy No
11 Love In A Guillotine
12 Moondrops & Roses
13 Sacrifice My Heart
14 When I Hear The Beat Of The Drums
15 Thursday
16 Love On American Beaches
17 Use It
18 And When You're Alone
19 Everyday
20 When Minds Begin To Click
21 Sweet Sweet Love
22 Won't Give In
23 Don't Cry Your Tears (version)
24 Ga Ga (version)


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