Artist
Label
Weekend
La Varietè
Lantern Rec.
/
2021
LP
23.99
LANR006
Ltd. to 500 copies, clear vinyl
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1The End Of The Affair
2Weekend Stroll
3Summerdays
4Carnival Headache
5Drum Beat For Baby
6A Life In The Day Of.....(Part 1)
7A Life In The Day Of.....(Part 2)
8Sleepy Theory
9Woman's Eyes
10Weekend Off
11Red Planes
12Nostalgia

Formed by Alison Statton of much-loved Welsh avant-garde/indie pioneers the Young Marble Giants alongside guitarists Simon Booth and Spike, Weekend have been more than a cult band during their short career. La Varieté was their 1982 debut album a delicate collection of songs set against a jazz backdrop, switching across several musical settings including samba, cabaret, Afrobeat and truly original contemporary exotic pop. The album was originally released in 1982 on the Rough Trade label and still deserve the status of a masterpiece. It was revered by critics on release as a bold new departure from the prevailing post-punk ethos and served as a major influence on future indie stars as Saint Etienne and Belle And Sebastian. Fully remastered and licensed, ltd to 500 copies.