Pale Saints
The Comforts Of Madness (30th Aniversary Remaster)
4AD
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2020
2LP (ltd.)
31.19
4AD0159LPX
Ltd. clear vinyl version incl. peel sessions & demos
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Tracklist
1Way the World Is (Remastered)
2You Tear the World in Two (Remastered)
3Sea of Sound (Remastered)
4True Coming Dream (Remastered)
5Little Hammer (Remastered)
6Insubstantial (Remastered)
7A Deep Sleep for Steven (Remastered)
8Language of Flowers (Remastered)
9Fell from the Sun (Remastered)
10Sight of You (Remastered)
11Time Thief (Remastered)
12Sight of You (Original Woodhouse Studio Version) (Remastered)
13Way the World Is (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
14Language of Flowers (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
15You Tear the World in Two (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
16Fell from the Sun (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
17A Deep Sleep for Steven (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
18Time Thief (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
19Sea of Sound (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
20Insubstantial (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
21Little Hammer (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
22True Coming Dream (Woodhouse Studio LP Demo) (Remastered)
23She Rides the Waves (John Peel Sessions)
24You Tear the World in Two (John Peel Sessions)
25Way the World Is (John Peel Sessions)
26Time Thief (John Peel Sessions)

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. And in 4AD, they found a perfect home for their music - an exciting & undeniable meld of noise and dream-pop. Their 1990 debut album, The Comforts of Madness, didn't disappoint, now standing as one of the best of its era. Pitchfork placed it in their recent piece on The 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." 30 years later, and The Comforts of Madness is finally getting the reissue treatment. A faithful LP repress is being released as well as a double CD edition and a limited, one-time press double LP edition on clear vinyl, both coming with a bonus disc of previously unreleased demos and the band's only Peel Session, recorded in 1989.