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***LIMITED EDITION POSTCARD SIGNED BY THE PRIMITIVES GUITARIST PAUL COURT – AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST***

Extensive 5CD set, produced in conjunction with the band, exploring the first wave of The Primitives’ career, 1985-1992.

• Featuring the independent demos, singles and abandoned album sessions, three full albums, singles and related B-sides, cover versions, BBC sessions and material recorded live at Bath Moles.

• Also includes four previously unreleased recordings.

• Sleevenotes include fresh interviews with core duo Tracy Tracy and Paul Court.

• Includes the classic singles (and alternate versions of) ‘Thru The Flowers’, ‘Really Stupid’, ‘Crash’, ‘Sick Of It’, ‘Secrets’, ‘You Are The Way’ and more.

During the mid-late 1980s, few bands navigated the transition from indie darlings to mainstream hit-makers as slickly and successfully as The Primitives. Armed with a pocketful of two and a half minute, hook-laden songs and a loyal fanbase, the group found themselves catapulted from obscurity to the pop charts, via magazine covers and glowing reviews, and became a significant live draw around the world. Fronted by the enigmatic Tracy Tracy, and driven by chief songwriter Paul Court, the group experienced the heady highs and frustrating lows of mainstream success, producing an excellent run of singles and albums along the way.

‘Bloom!’ has been produced in conjunction with the band, and captures every period of a career which spanned seven years in its first incarnation. Including albums, B-sides, cover versions, demos, BBC sessions and live recordings, alongside four recordings recently unearthed from the archives, this set showcases a group who delivered catchy, high-quality material at will, and who remain loved and respected today.

The Primitives continue to play to enthusiastic audiences, and will be appearing in the UK shortly after Bloom’s release: June 2nd – Glasgow Broadcast, June 3rd – Durham Old Cinema Laundrette, June 4th – Leicester, The Cookie, June 5th – London St Pancras Old Church, June 6th – London Lexington.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

THE LAZY YEARS

1. CRASH (DEMO)
2. ACROSS MY SHOULDER (DEMO)
3. SPACEHEAD (DEMO)
4. REALLY STUPID (DEMO)
5. NOTHING LEFT (DEMO)
6. THRU THE FLOWERS
7. ACROSS MY SHOULDER
8. SHE DON’T NEED YOU
9. LAZY
10. REALLY STUPID
11. WE FOUND A WAY TO THE SUN
12. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
13. STOP KILLING ME
14. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
15. LAUGHING UP MY SLEEVE
16. OCEAN BLUE
17. SHADOW (GUITAR VERSION)
18. THRU THE FLOWERS (NEW VERSION)
19. EVERYTHING SHINING BRIGHT
20. NOTHING LEFT (SOUNDS VERSION)
21. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
(1987 VERSION)
22. DREAMWALK BABY (1987 VERSION)
23. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ (1987 VERSION)
24. NOTHING LEFT (1987 VERSION)
25. OUT OF REACH (1987 VERSION)
26. CARRY ME HOME (1987 VERSION)
27. DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO CHANGE
(1987 VERSION)

DISC TWO

LOVELY (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)

1. CRASH
2. SPACEHEAD
3. CARRY ME HOME
4. SHADOW
5. THRU THE FLOWERS
6. DREAMWALK BABY
7. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
8. NOTHING LEFT
9. STOP KILLING ME
10. OUT OF REACH
11. OCEAN BLUE
12. RUN BABY RUN
13. DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO CHANGE
14. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
15. I’LL STICK WITH YOU (SINGLE VERSION)
16. THINGS GET IN YOUR WAY
17. CRASH (LIVE IN THE STUDIO)
18. OUT OF REACH (SINGLE VERSION)
19. DREAMWALK BABY (LIVE)
20. REALLY STUPID (LIVE)
21. CRASH (LIVE)
22. I WANNA BE YOUR DOG (LIVE)

DISC THREE

PURE (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)

1. OUTSIDE
2. SUMMER RAIN
3. SICK OF IT
4. SHINE
5. DIZZY HEIGHTS
6. ALL THE WAY DOWN
7. SECRETS
8. KEEP ME IN MIND
9. LONELY STREETS
10. CAN’T BRING ME DOWN
11. WAY BEHIND ME
12. NEVER TELL
13. ALL THE WAY DOWN
(BEAT VERSION)
14. WAY BEHIND ME
(ACOUSTIC VERSION)
15. NOOSE
16. I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR
17. AS TEARS GO BY
18. I ALMOST TOUCHED YOU
19. SECRETS (DEMO)
20. SECRETS
(ZEUS B HELD VERSION 12” MIX)*
21. SECRETS (ZEUS B HELD 12” DUB)*
22. YOU’RE SO SQUARE (BABY I DON’T CARE)

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FOUR

GALORE (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)

1. YOU ARE THE WAY
2. LEAD ME ASTRAY
3. EARTH THING
4. GIVE THIS WORLD TO YOU
5. SLIP AWAY
6. COLD ENOUGH TO KILL
7. HELLO JESUS
8. EMPATHISE
9. SEE THRU THE DARK
10. KISS MINE
11. SMILE
12. THE LITTLE BLACK EGG
13. IN MY DREAM
14. SUNPULSE
15. FLOW*
16. STOP KILLING ME (ACOUSTIC)
17. YOU ARE THE WAY (SEPTEMBER MIX)
18. YOU ARE THE WAY (RE-RAVISHING MIX)
19. YOU ARE THE WAY
(GOD’S OWN GARAGE BAND MIX – ALTERNATE VERSION)*
20. UNDER MY SPELL
21. HAUNTED

* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FIVE

BBC SESSIONS 1986-1987 / LIVE AT BATH MOLES

BBC SESSIONS 1986-1987
1. REALLY STUPID
2. NOTHING LEFT
3. RUN BABY RUN
4. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
5. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
6. ACROSS MY SHOULDER
7. SPACEHEAD
8. CRASH
9. STOP KILLING ME
10. SHADOW
11. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
12. AS TEARS GO BY
13. DREAMWALK BABY
14. OCEAN BLUE
15. EVERYTHING’S SHINING BRIGHT
16. SHE DON’T NEED YOU
LIVE AT BATH MOLES
17. ALL THE WAY DOWN (LIVE)
18. SICK OF IT (LIVE)
19. GIVE THIS WORLD TO YOU (LIVE)
20. OUTSIDE (LIVE)
21. SLIP AWAY (LIVE)
22. YOU ARE THE WAY (LIVE)
23. EARTH THING (LIVE)
24. SEE THRU THE DARK (LIVE)
25. STOP KILLING ME (LIVE)
26. WAY BEHIND ME (LIVE)

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Signed or Standard

+Signed Postcard, Standard

DISC ONE

THE LAZY YEARS

1. CRASH (DEMO)
2. ACROSS MY SHOULDER (DEMO)
3. SPACEHEAD (DEMO)
4. REALLY STUPID (DEMO)
5. NOTHING LEFT (DEMO)
6. THRU THE FLOWERS
7. ACROSS MY SHOULDER
8. SHE DON’T NEED YOU
9. LAZY
10. REALLY STUPID
11. WE FOUND A WAY TO THE SUN
12. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
13. STOP KILLING ME
14. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
15. LAUGHING UP MY SLEEVE
16. OCEAN BLUE
17. SHADOW (GUITAR VERSION)
18. THRU THE FLOWERS (NEW VERSION)
19. EVERYTHING SHINING BRIGHT
20. NOTHING LEFT (SOUNDS VERSION)
21. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
(1987 VERSION)
22. DREAMWALK BABY (1987 VERSION)
23. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ (1987 VERSION)
24. NOTHING LEFT (1987 VERSION)
25. OUT OF REACH (1987 VERSION)
26. CARRY ME HOME (1987 VERSION)
27. DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO CHANGE
(1987 VERSION)

DISC TWO

LOVELY (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)

1. CRASH
2. SPACEHEAD
3. CARRY ME HOME
4. SHADOW
5. THRU THE FLOWERS
6. DREAMWALK BABY
7. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
8. NOTHING LEFT
9. STOP KILLING ME
10. OUT OF REACH
11. OCEAN BLUE
12. RUN BABY RUN
13. DON’T WANT ANYTHING TO CHANGE
14. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
15. I’LL STICK WITH YOU (SINGLE VERSION)
16. THINGS GET IN YOUR WAY
17. CRASH (LIVE IN THE STUDIO)
18. OUT OF REACH (SINGLE VERSION)
19. DREAMWALK BABY (LIVE)
20. REALLY STUPID (LIVE)
21. CRASH (LIVE)
22. I WANNA BE YOUR DOG (LIVE)

DISC THREE

PURE (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)

1. OUTSIDE
2. SUMMER RAIN
3. SICK OF IT
4. SHINE
5. DIZZY HEIGHTS
6. ALL THE WAY DOWN
7. SECRETS
8. KEEP ME IN MIND
9. LONELY STREETS
10. CAN’T BRING ME DOWN
11. WAY BEHIND ME
12. NEVER TELL
13. ALL THE WAY DOWN
(BEAT VERSION)
14. WAY BEHIND ME
(ACOUSTIC VERSION)
15. NOOSE
16. I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR
17. AS TEARS GO BY
18. I ALMOST TOUCHED YOU
19. SECRETS (DEMO)
20. SECRETS
(ZEUS B HELD VERSION 12” MIX)*
21. SECRETS (ZEUS B HELD 12” DUB)*
22. YOU’RE SO SQUARE (BABY I DON’T CARE)


* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FOUR

GALORE (PLUS BONUS TRACKS)


1. YOU ARE THE WAY
2. LEAD ME ASTRAY
3. EARTH THING
4. GIVE THIS WORLD TO YOU
5. SLIP AWAY
6. COLD ENOUGH TO KILL
7. HELLO JESUS
8. EMPATHISE
9. SEE THRU THE DARK
10. KISS MINE
11. SMILE
12. THE LITTLE BLACK EGG
13. IN MY DREAM
14. SUNPULSE
15. FLOW*
16. STOP KILLING ME (ACOUSTIC)
17. YOU ARE THE WAY (SEPTEMBER MIX)
18. YOU ARE THE WAY (RE-RAVISHING MIX)
19. YOU ARE THE WAY
(GOD’S OWN GARAGE BAND MIX – ALTERNATE VERSION)*
20. UNDER MY SPELL
21. HAUNTED


* PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

DISC FIVE

BBC SESSIONS 1986-1987 / LIVE AT BATH MOLES

BBC SESSIONS 1986-1987
1. REALLY STUPID
2. NOTHING LEFT
3. RUN BABY RUN
4. I’LL STICK WITH YOU
5. WHERE THE WIND BLOWS
6. ACROSS MY SHOULDER
7. SPACEHEAD
8. CRASH
9. STOP KILLING ME
10. SHADOW
11. BUZZ BUZZ BUZZ
12. AS TEARS GO BY
13. DREAMWALK BABY
14. OCEAN BLUE
15. EVERYTHING’S SHINING BRIGHT
16. SHE DON’T NEED YOU
LIVE AT BATH MOLES
17. ALL THE WAY DOWN (LIVE)
18. SICK OF IT (LIVE)
19. GIVE THIS WORLD TO YOU (LIVE)
20. OUTSIDE (LIVE)
21. SLIP AWAY (LIVE)
22. YOU ARE THE WAY (LIVE)
23. EARTH THING (LIVE)
24. SEE THRU THE DARK (LIVE)
25. STOP KILLING ME (LIVE)
26. WAY BEHIND ME (LIVE)