OPTIC NERVE RECORDS
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Brand new label,specialising in deluxe vinyl only reissues. 
Limited to 500 or 1000 copies with gatefold sleeve.


Distr.  : UK - Piccadilly/Norman/
          US - Darla/
Style   : reissue- indie / C86 /



OPT     4.001   CUD                     LEGGY MAMBO                     LP      12.2012

        A1      NOW!
        A2      HEART
        A3      HEY, BOOTS
        A4      LOVE IN A HOLLOW TREE
        A5      LOVE MANDARIN
        A6      NOT EXACTLY D.L.E.R.C.
        B1      ROBINSON CRUSOE
        B2      EAU WATER
        B3      CARL'S 115TH COACH TRIP NIGHTMARE
        B4      MAGIC
        B5      SYRUP AND SOUR GRAPES
        B6      BRAIN ON A SLOW TRAIN
                (Note : LP , 500 copies on clear vinyl)
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OPT     4.002   HUSSEY-REGAN            CURIOS                          2LP     08.2013

Side 1: A1      NAKED & SAVAGE
        A2      ORDINARY WORLD
        A3      ENJOY THE SILENCE
        A4      ANOTHER LONELY DAY
        A5      YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE
Side 2: B1      WICHITA LINEMAN
        B2      ASHES TO ASHES
        B3      I GO TO SLEEP
        B4      WHERE THE WILD ROSES GROW
        B5      WHEN THE BODY SPEAKS

Side 3: C1      DANGEROUS EYES
        C2      CALLING YOUR NAME
        C3      UNRAVEL
        C4      ALONE & FORSAKEN
        C5      ANGEL OF DEATH
Side 4  D1      ENJOY THE SILENCE (THE THINNER AIR MIX)
        D2      DREAM ON
        D3      A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER (APORIA MIX)
        D4      WICHITA LINEMAN (THE MYSOTIS MIX)

(Note : double LP , 1000 numb.copies ; one disc is pink-one disc is turquoise)

WAYNE HUSSEY            ex. The Mission
JULIANNE REGAN          ex. All About Eve
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OPT     4.003   POP WILL EAT ITSELF     NOW FOR A FEAST                 LP        .2013

        A1      I'M SNIFFIN WITH YOU HOO
        A2      SICK LITTLE GIRL
        A3      MESMERISED
        A4      THERE'S A PSYCHOPATH IN MY SOUP
        A5      CANDYDIOSIS
        A6      BLACK COUNTRY CHAINSTORE MASSACREE
        A7      MONOGAMY
        A8      OH GREBO, I THINK I LOVE YOU
        A9      TITANIC CLOWN
        A10     B-B-B-BREAKDOWN
        A11     SWEET SWEET PIE
        A12     THE DEVIL INSIDE
        A13     RUNAROUND
        A14     LIKE AN ANGEL
        B1      LOVE MISSILE F1-11
        B2      ORGONE ACCUMULATOR
        B3      EVERYTHING THAT RISES
        B4      BEAVER PATROL
        B5      BUBBLES
        B6      THERE IS NO LOVE BETWEEN US ANYMORE
        B7      PICNIC IN THE SKY
        B8      DEF CON ONE
        B9      INSIDE YOU (PRE BEAT BOX DEMO) 

(Note : LP , 500 copies on orange vinyl , gatefold sleeve)
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OPT     4.004   THE CHARLOTTES          THINGS COME APART               LP      01.2014

LIAR / PRAYER SONG / SEE ME FEEL / BY MY SIDE / MAD GIRL'S LOVE SONG / BEAUTUFY / LOVE
IN THE EMPTINESS / WE'RE GOING WRONG / BLUE / VENUS

(Note : LP , 500 numbered copies , 2 bonus tracks , gatefold green vinyl; originally
        released on march 14th 1991)
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OPT     4.005   CLEANERS FROM VENUS     THE VERY BEST OF                2LP     01.2013

Julie Profumo / Follow The Plough / Illya Kuryakin Looked At Me / Mad March Here / Girl
On A Swing / Let's Get Married / Summer In A Small Town / The Beat Generation And Me /
Felicity / Blue Swan / Sunday Afternoons / I Was A Teenage Idiot Dancer / Victoria
Grey / Drowning Butterflies / AQlbion's Daughter / Mercury Girl / Clara Bow / Illya
Kuryakin Looked At Me (Slow vers.)

(Note : double LP , 500 numbered colour vinyl copies)
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OPT     4.006   THE WALTONES            THE VERY BEST OF                LP+7"     .2013

LP      Spell It Out / I've Got Nothing / Everything's Just Fine / The Deepest / Don't
        Understand / When It All Turns Sour / She's Everywhere But Here / Smile / 
        A Million Different Ways / Rainfall / What's Going Wrong / I've Got Nothing
        (LP vers.) / Downhill / Closet To / Falling In Love
7"      She Looks Right Through Me / Special 20 / Burning Conscience

(Note : LP , 500 copies on blue vinyl + coloured 7")
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OPT     4.007   THE FLATMATES : POTPOURRI (HITS & DEMOS '85-'89)        2LP     08.2013

                Don’t Say If
                On My Mind
                Trust Me
                My Empty Head
                Shimmer
                Tell Me Why
                You’re Gonna Cry (Demo)
                I Don’t Care
                I Could Be In Heaven
                Nothing Kills
                When I’m With You
                BAD
                Heaven Is Blue
                If Not For You
                Heaven Knows (Tranquilliser Mix)
                Love Cuts
                Out Of Love
                Happy All The Time
                Life Of Crime (demo)
                You’re Gonna Get Hurt
                Sportscar Girl
                Turning You Blue (Campfire Mix) 

(Note : double LP , 500 copies on coloured vinyl)
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OPT     4.008   McCARTHY : BANKING, VIOLENCE & THE INNER LIFE TODAY     LP+7"   08.2013

LP      I'M ON THE SIDE OF MANKIND AS MUCH AS THE NEXT MAN / AND TOMORROW THE STOCK
        EXCHANGE WILL BE THE HUMAN RACE / NOW IS THE TIME FOR AN IRON HAND / THE
        DRINKING SONG OF THE MERCHANT BANKERS / WRITE TO YOU'RE M.P. TODAY / USE A BANK
        I'D RATHER DIE / I WORKED MYSELF UP FROM NOTHING / THE WELL=FED POINT OF VIEW /
        GET A KNIFE BETWEEN YOUR TEETH / TAKE THE SHORTEST WAY WITH THE MEN OF VIOLENCE
        / YOU'LL HAVE TO PUT AN END TO THEM
7"      NOBODY COULD CARE LESS ABOUT YOUR PRIVATE LIVES/CAN THE HAVES USE THEIR BRAINS
        / WITH ONE EYE ON GETTING THEIR PAY
        (Note : Lim. to 500 numbered red vinyl copies with printed inner sleeve.)

McCarthy were formed in 1985 by Malcolm Eden, Tim Gane, John Williamson and Gary Baker.
They mixed a melodic style, dominated by Gane’s 12-string guitar playing, with Eden’s
overtly political lyrics, often satirical in tone, which reflected the band’s far left
leanings.
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OPT     4.009   MONOCHROME SET          VOLUME, CONTRAST, BRILLIANCE    LP      07.2013
                : SESSIONS AND SINGLES VOL.1

        SIDE 1
1.      EINE SYMPHONIE DES GRAUENS Rough Trade single recorded April 1979
2.      THE JET SET JUNTA Do It session recorded December 1981
3.      LOVE ZOMBIES B.B.C. session recorded April 1980
4.      SILICON CARNE Disquo Bleu single recorded April 1978
5.      THE RULING CLASS Do It session recorded December 1981
6.      VIVA DEATH ROW B.B.C. session recorded August 1979
7.      THE MAN WITH THE BLACK MOUSTACHE Capital Radio session recorded June 1980
8.      HE’S FRANK (SLIGHT RETURN) Disquo Bleu single recorded April 1978
        SIDE 2
1.      FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY E.M.I. session recorded March 1981
2.      LESTER LEAPS IN Rough Trade single recorded April 1979
3.      ICI LES ENFANTS B.B.C. session recorded February 1979
4.      FAT FUN B.B.C. session recorded February 1979
5.      ALPHAVILLE Rough Trade single recorded November 1978
6.      AVANTI (TEN DON’TS FOR HONEYMOONERS) E.M.I. session recorded March 1981
7.      REACH FOR YOUR GUN Él single recorded March 1986
8.      SWEET CHARIOTS Él B side recorded March 1986
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OPT     4.010   THE HOUSE OF LOVE : DELUXE VINYL EDITION                5LP     01.2014

LP 1    Christine
        Hope
        Road
        Sulphur
        Man To Child
        Salome
        Love In A Car
        Happy
        Fisherman’s Tale
        Touch Me

LP 2    Shine On
        Love
        Flow
        Real Animal
        Plastic
        Nothing To Me
        The Hill
        Loneliness Is A Gun
        The Hedonist
        Welt
        Destroy The Heart
        Blind
        Mr. Jo

LP 3    Shine On (Demo - Bonus 7”)
        Christine (Demo - Bonus 7”)
        Destroy The Heart (Demo)
        I Don’t Know Why I Love You But I Do (Live - Previously Unissued)
        Love In A Car (Live - Previously Unissued)
        Destroy The Heart (Live - Previously Unissued)
        I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live - Previously Unissued)
        Shine On (Fuck Version)

LP 4    Shine On (Guy Chadwick Solo Demo)
        Touch Me (Demo 1)
        Real Animal (Demo)
        Happy (Demo 1)
        Hold On Me (16 Track Demo)
        Christine (16 Track Demo)
        Modern World (Demo)
        Salome (Alternative Version)
        Man To Child (Alternative Version)
        Hope (Alternative Version)

LP 5    Love In A Car (Alternative Version)
        Touch Me (Alternative Version)
        Road (Alternative Version)
        Fisherman’s Tale (Alternative Version)
        Happy (Demo 2)
        Sulphur
        Real Animal (16 Track Demo)
        Little Girl (alias Mr Jo)
        Shine On (Band Demo)
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OPT     4.011   GIRLS AT OUR BEST       PLEASURE                        2LP     10.2014

LP 1    A1      Pleasure
        A2      Too Big For Your Boots
        A3      I’m Beautiful Now
        A4      Waterbed Babies
        A5      Fun-City Teenagers
        A6      GBP600,000
        B1      Heaven
        B2      China Blue
        B3      Fast Boyfriends
        B4      She Flipped
        B5      Goodbye To That Jazz

LP 2    C1      Getting Nowhere Fast
        C2      Warm Girls
        C3      Politics
        C4      It’s Fashion
        D1      Go For Gold
        D2      I’m Beautiful Now
        D3      Fast Boyfriends
        D4      This Train

(Note : 2xLP limited to 500 transparent yellow with pink, red and blue splatter in
        gatefold jacket. 6 bonus tracks. Includes printed inner sleeves, lyrics, photos
        and “Pleasure Bag”)
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OPT     4.012 1 THE WOLFHOUNDS          UNSEEN RIPPLES FROM A PEBBLE    2LP     11.2014
OPT     4.012 2 THE WOLFHOUNDS          UNSEEN RIPPLES FROM A PEBBLE    CD      11.2014

LP 1    1.      Me
        2.      Sandy
        3.      Rain Stops Play
        4.      Goodbye Laughter
        5.      Lost But Happy
        6.      The Anti-Midas Touch
        7.      In Transit
        8.      Cruelty
        9.      Rule Of Thumb
        10.     Progress Caff
        11.     Public Footpath Blues
        12.     Handy Howard

LP 2    1.      Stars In The Tarmac
        2.      L.A. Juice
        3.      Another Day On The Lazy “A”
        4.      Cut The Cake
        5.      Dead Think
        6.      Midget Horror
        7.      One Foot Wrong
        8.      Slow Loris
        9.      Restless Spell
        10.     Whale On The Beach
        11.     Me (7” Version)
        12.     Hand In The Till
        13.     Disgusted, E7
        14.     Cold Shoulder
        15.     Boy Racers RM1

(Note : the Double vinyl version comes in a gatefold sleeve and incl. an MP3 download
        coupon for the entire album. Pressed in a limited run of 500 copies. 250 are
        pressed on transparent vinyl and 250 pressed on 180 gram black vinyl)
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OPT     4.013
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OPT     4.014   THE MONOCHROME SET      ELIGIBLE BACHELORS              LP      11.2014

        1.      The Jet Set Junta
        2.      I’ll Scry Instead
        3.      On The 13th Day
        4.      Cloud 10
        5.      The Mating Game
        6.      March Of The Eligible Bachelors
        7.      The Devil Rides Out
        8.      Fun For All The Family
        9.      The Midas Touch
        10.     The Ruling Class
        11.     The Great Barrier Riff
        12.     J.D.H.A.N.E.Y
        13.     Cast A Long Shadow

(Note : LP,  two bonus tracks. Color vinyl. Initial copies include free poster)
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OPT     4.015   McCARTHY                I AM A WALLET                   2LP     01.2015

LP 1    1.      An MP Speaks
        2.      Monetaries
        3.      The International Narcotics Traffic
        4.      The Way Of The World
        5.      Antinature
        6.      Charles Windsor
        7.      The Vision Of Peregrine Worsthorne
        8.      The Well Of Loneliness
        9.      The Wicked Palace Revolution
        10.     God Made The Virus
        11.     The Funeral
        12.     A Child Soon In Chains
        13.     In The Dark Times
        14.     The Procession Of Popular
        15.     Capitalism

LP 2    1.      In Purgatory
        2.      Comrade Era
        3.      Something Wrong Somewhere
        4.      Red Sleeping Beauty
        5.      From The Damned
        6.      For The Fat Lady
        7.      Frans Hals
        8.      Kill Kill Kill Kill
        9.      You’re Alive
        10.     Bad Dreams
        11.     Someone Worse Off
        12.     Antiamericancretin
        13.     Unfortunately 

(Note : double LP , limited edition red vinyl 2xLP. Includes 13 bonus tracks)
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OPT     4.016   LAIBACH                 NOVA AKROPOLA                   LP      12.2014

        1.      Vier Personen
        2.      Nova Akropola
        3.      Krvava Gruda - Plodna Zemlja
        4.      Vojna Poema
        5.      Ti, Ki Izziva‘
        6.      Die Liebe
        7.      Država
        8.      Vade Retro
        9.      Panorama
        10.     Decree

(Note : limited silver/grey color LP. Initial copies include two posters)
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OPT     4.017   SECOND LAYER            WORLD OF RUBBER                 LP      02.2015

        1.      Definition Of Honour
        2.      In Bits
        3.      Fixation
        4.      Save Our Souls
        5.      Distortion
        6.      Underneath The Gloss
        7.      Zero
        8.      Japanese Headset
        9.      Black Flowers

(Note : limited edition 180 g. white vinyl LP. Unavailable on vinyl for over 30 years)
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OPT     4.018   TESS PARKS              BLOOD HOT                       LP      12.2015

Side 1  1       Somedays
        2       Gates of Broadway When I Am Young Refugee Camp
        3       Stick Around
        4       Open Your Mind
Side 2  1       Walk Behind Your House Goodnight Love
        2       This Time next Year
        3       Life Is but a Dream
        4       Love Around
                (Note : LP/180 g. , trasp.-red and black marblke vinyl)
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OPT     4.019   THE TEMPEST             5 AGAINST THE HOUSE             LP+CD   06.2016

side 1  1       MONTEZUMA
        2       LADY LEFT THIS
        3       ICE COLD IN
        4       WHICH ONE
        5       BETTER AND BETTER
        6       BIG BLACK CADILLAC
        7       CLARA BOW
side 2  8       MISS DEEP FREEZE
        9       EAT THE WALL
        10      AT A LOW EBB
        11      BLAME IT ON THE BREEZE
CD +    12      ATTIC
        13      THE CALM BEFORE
        14      ABC (EXTENDED)
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OPT     4.020   JANE AND BARTON         JANE AND BATRON                 10"     09.2016

10"     A1      There Is A Man
        A2      It’s A Fine Day
        A3      You Are Over There Part 1
        B1      Mmmm
        B2      I Want To Be With You
        B3      You Are Over There Part 2
        B4      Ha Bloody Ha

CD      1       There Is A Man
        2       It’s A Fine Day
        3       You Are Over There Mmmm
        4       Of All
        5       I Want To Be With You You Are Over There Ha Bloody Ha
        6       Leaves were Falling

10” LP pressed on white vinyl with CD of complete album containing 2 non LP bonus
tracks, comes with 8 page colour booklet. Includes the singles “It’s A Fine Day” and
“I Want To Be With You”. Originally released in 1983.
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OPT     4.021   MEDIUM MEDIUM           THE GLITTERHOUSE                3LP     09.2016


side 1  Hungry So Angry Serbian Village The Glitterhouse Guru Maharaj Ji
side 2  Further Than Funk Dream Mice Or Monsters
        That Haiku

side 3  Nadsat Dream Them Or Me Freeze
        Splendid Isolation 7th Floor
        If You Touched Her She’d Smear
side 4  Hungry So Angry (Single Version) Frightened Child
        Full Of Secrecy
        Praying
        Hidden Fears

side 5  OK We Go
side 6  Let Me Breathe (You’re) Obsessed


Deluxe triple vinyl gatefold edition pressed on colour vinyl with printed inners.

Medium Medium’s debut album, The Glitterhouse, was originally released on Cherry Red
in October 1981. This reissue also features the “Hungry, So Angry,” single version
which was produced by Adrian Sherwood at Berry Street Studio in London. In Sound
International magazine Dave Henderson wrote prophetically, “It could be one of the
most important records of the type to emerge this year and will doubtlessly be revered
as a classic after the group have long since departed.” Also included is a selection
of tracks from Cherry Red’s 2001 Hungry, So Angry retrospective compilation album,
the B-side of the band’s debut single on Apt and a previously unreleased demo version
of a song from the 1982 Sound-Products EP. It includes a bonus EP featuring previously
unreleased tracks from the 2008 Village recording session. All of the various lineups
of Medium Medium are represented.
Formed at the end of 1978 Medium Medium’s self-described “extreme dance music” had
reviewers scrambling to draw comparisons with the band’s contemporaries and find a
label for its post punk sound.
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OPT     4.022 1 FOLK DEVILS : BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS-SINGLES AND DEMO       2LP     09.2016
                RECORDINGS 1984-1986
OPT     4.022 2 FOLK DEVILS : BEAUTIFUL MONSTERS-SINGLES AND DEMO       CD      09.2016
                RECORDINGS 1984-1986


        01.     Hank Turns Blue
        02.     Chewing The Flesh
        03.     Beautiful Monster
        04.     Art Ghetto
        05.     Brian Jones’ Bastard Son 06. Nice People
        07.     English Disease
        08.     Where The Buffalo Roam 09. Wail
        10.     Evil Eye
        11.     Illiterati
        12.     Tight Sleep
        13.     Broken Head
        14.     Albino
        15.     Nicotine Tan
        16.     It Drags On
        17.     Belly Up
        18.     Happy Face

First time ever on CD. Digitally restored audio. The complete Folk Devils singles
collection plus bonus unreleased demo recordings. Limited edition 180 gram double
vinyl. Digitally restored audio remastered for vinyl includes 4 page insert with
exclusive lyric sheet.
Named after Stanley Cohen’s book on youth subcultures “Folk Devils and Moral Panics”,
this highly underrated British band was as far as one could get from ‘folk music’ at
the time. They were formed by Co. Durham native Ian Lowery (formerly of The Wall and
Ski Patrol) in late 1983 with a line up that consisted of Whiteley (Bass), Kris
Jozajtis (Guitar) and Alan Cole (Drums). Throughout their short lifespan, the band
released several acclaimed independent singles including “Hank Turns Blue”, “Beautiful
Monster”, 1985’s intense “Fire And Chrome” EP, and recorded three sessions for BBC
Radio’s John Peel Show.
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OPT     4.023   14 ICED BEARS           14 ICED BEARS                   2LP     11.2016


Side 1  1       TAKE IT HOLLAND TRAIN SONG MOTHS
        2       HAY FEVER
Side 2  1       FLORENCE SPANGLE DUST REMAINS CUT SURFACER

Side 3  1       COME GET ME SURE TO SEE UNHAPPY DAYS IF I SAID
        2       MILES AWAY BALLOON SONG
Side 4  1       TRAIN SONG(DIFFERENT VERSION) LIE TO CHOOSE
        2       LIKE A DOLPHIN
        3       BLUE SUIT
        4       CUT (DIFFERENT VERSION) INSIDE

(Note : 2LP , pressed on colour vinyl. Gatefold sleeve, printed inners)

The 14 Iced Bears were formed within a vibrant indie scene in Brighton in 1985 by
Robert Sekula and drummer Nick Emery, with a punky, DIY pop ethic that held melody
as key and technical expertise as less of an issue. They wrote catchy pop songs,
recorded with a ramshackle charm that reflected their passion for sixties garage and
psychedelia. Inspired by bands like The Byrds, and Velvet Underground this set them
apart from their C86 contemporaries.
They were spotted at their first gig by-ex Television Personalities bassist Mark
Flunder, he decided that he wanted to put out a 14 Iced Bears single on the fledgling
Frank Records and Inside, was released in late 1986. On hearing it, legendary BBC 1
Radio 1 DJ John Peel booked them in for a session. His enthusiasm was evident. He made
it one of his sessions of the year and praised each track in turn after playing it.
Balloon Song was featured in the session and the single version which fronted the
bands second single, The Importance of Being Frank EP further consolidated their
following. The band toured England and Europe and the press was ecstatic. The late
80s revival of classic guitar- based pop was kind to the ‘Bears, and Sekula’s talent
at penning catchy, twisted melodies earned them a coveted spot as one of the best of
the lot. A third single sealed the deal, the raucous Come Get Me on the seminal indie
label Sarah Records.
The band went on the release their self-titled debut album in 1988; it was a
masterpiece of psychedelic pop that turned a lot of heads with it’s ambition and
skilled songcraft. The album betrayed the influence of sixties psychedelia on the
group and became a hit on US college radio.
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OPT     4.024   14 ICED BEARS           WONDER                          2LP     11.2016


Side 1  1       HOLD ON
        2       HEAVEN STAR SMOOTH IN THE SUN THESE ARE THE THINGS
Side 2  1       WHEN IT COMES
        2       RARE(LIKE YOU ARE)
        3       LOVE ON A SUGAR MOUNTAIN EYES
        4       RED NOW

Side 3  1       COMING DOWN MOTHER SLEEP SUMMER NIGHTS
        2       IN THE MORNING FALLING BACKWARDS
Side 4  1       WORLD I LOVE
        2       RISE
        3       BEAUTIFUL CHILD
        4       THE WONDER OF COINCIDENCE

(Note : 2LP , pressed on colour vinyl. Gatefold sleeve, printed inners)

Includes 9 track bonus disc that contains tracks from the “World I Love EP” , “Mother
Sleep EP” and “Hold On EP”.
14 Iced Bears second album “Wonder” was Originally released in 1991, by now they were
listening more to The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Big Star and the 13th Floor
Elevators and they had strayed even further from their early indie-pop origins towards
spaced out soundscapes, their sound had become notably more psychedelic, with the band
drawing deeper on their 60s influences, while still retaining the feel for melody
present in their previous work.
The subsequent EP “Hold On/”Summer Nights”/”In The Morning” was to be the band’s last
release but they went on to support Sterling Morrison and Mo Tucker from the Velvet
Underground and Big Star’s Alex Chilton on his 1992 solo tour.
14 Iced Bears called it a day at the end of 1992 after Robert Sekula moved back to
London, Thereafter their cult status grew, fuelled by CD retrospectives from
Overground, Slumberland and Cherry Red. Culminating in 2010 when the band reformed
and toured the US.
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