This Is London - Times (The)

This Is London
This album was originally recorded in 1983. The Times were the brainchild of ex-Television Personalities member Edward Ball and also featured Treacey and Alan McGee. The TVPs have recently reformed and had a successful album release on Domino records earlier this year.
Re-issued with seven bonus tracks which have never been on CD before this album is a dream for many collectors.
Our Price: £9.95
Code: ARTPOP19
Weight: 200
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1. THIS IS LONDON
2. GOODBYE PICCADILLY
3. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAMESBEAT?
4. IF ONLY
5. BIG PAINTING
6. GOODNIGHT CHILDREN EVERYWHERE
7. THE PARTY
8. STRANGER THAN FICTION
9. (THERE’S A) CLOUD OVER LIVERPOOL
10. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL FRANK SUMMIT?
11. THE CHIMES OF BIG BEN
12. THIS GREEN AND PLEASANT LAND
13. HERE COME THE HOLIDAYS
(7" A SIDE FROM 1982)
14. THREE CHEERS FOR THE SUN
(7" B SIDE FROM 1982)
15. BIG PAINTING
(ALTERNATIVE SESSION TAKE)
16. WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAMESBEAT
(ALTERNATIVE SESSION TAKE)
17. THIS IS LONDON
(ALTERNATIVE SESSION TAKE)
18. IF ONLY
(LIVE AT THE 100 CLUB 1987)
19. (THERE’S A) CLOUD OVER LIVERPOOL
(LIVE AT THE 100 CLUB 1987)
 

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