Stop Start & single Jan 31, 2010 18:33:23 GMT
Post by ME Forum Master on Jan 31, 2010 18:33:23 GMT
With the success of 'I Melt With You' and the failure of 'Ricochet Days' and it's singles to follow this up the band decided to change record labels from the independent 4AD to corporate Sire in the hope that major chart success would follow. Not all the band agreed with this and Steve Walker (keyboards) and Richard Brown (drums) left the band. Ex-March Violets band members Aaron Davidson joined on keyboards with drums played by a number of session musicians. They also changed producers to Stephen Stewart-Short, who had again worked with Echo & The Bunnymen. While Hugh Jones production made them sound like they were recording in a studio Stewart-Short's production made them sound like they were performing in a concert hall. They also had an even more mainstream sound to the songs moving away from their avant garde past. Despite all the changes and extensive touring the band didn't get the promotion they hoped from Sire and the album did not do well and Sire dropped them and it pretty much seemed to be the end for the band. To date this album has never been released on CD and is currently unavailable, but there are plans for it to be released. There was only one single released in the US, 'Ink & Paper', though I have heard mention that 'The Border' may have been released in other regions. There were no non-album B-sides or remixes though there was a concert recorded at Daytona Beach and released as a radio promo in 1986 which I have on vinyl. I am currently trying to track down the original concert tapes. If you know of their where abouts please let me know.