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ASSOCIATES: SULK 1LP BLUE VINYL (40TH ANNI) (13.05.22)

ASSOCIATES: SULK 1LP BLUE VINYL (40TH ANNI) (13.05.22)

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Release Date: 13/05/22

Formats:

  • 1LP 140g  Blue Vinyl Record 
  • Limited Edition Bookpack - 1LP 140g Blue Vinyl, 3CDs + 16pg booklet

About:

Formed in Dundee, Scotland in 1979, The Associates were comprised of vocalist Billy Mackenzie and multi-instrumentalist Alan Rankine. Built on an eclectic mix of influences and interests ranging from art rock to glam and disco, the duo found early success with their debut record The Affectionate Punch in 1981. 

Their second studio album Sulk, released in 1982, was the group's definitive statement, a fascinating blend of lush, New Romantic popcraft and dark, surreal cabaret stylings. Upon its release, the album was voted the album of the year by Melody Maker.

This 40th Anniversary 1LP edition celebrates Sulk with the original album remastered on 140g Blue Vinyl for the first time. Sulk, Billy Mackenzie recalled before his death in 1997, “was a real liberation. It had the essence of what I’m about. I realized I could create my own sunshine.”


Tracklisting

A1. Arrogance Gave Him Up (2016 Remaster)

A2. No (2016 Remaster)

A3. Bap De La Bap (2016 Remaster)

A4. Gloomy Sunday (2016 Remaster)

A5. Nude Spoons (2016 Remaster)

B1. Skipping (2016 Remaster)

B2. It's Better This Way (2016 Remaster)

B3. Party Fears Two (2016 Remaster)

B4. Club Country (2016 Remaster)

B5. Nothingsomethingparticular (2016 Remaster)

 


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