Blue Sunshine (album)

Blue Sunshine is the only studio album by the British supergroup the Glove, released in 1983 by Wonderland Records/Polydor. This album mainly served as a diversion for Robert Smith and Steven Severin when both of them were under heavy stress in their respective bands the Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Since Smith was prohibited from singing in another band by his record company, he and Severin recruited Zoo dancer Jeanette Landray (a former girlfriend of Banshees drummer Budgie)[3] to sing the majority of the tracks on the original release; Smith only sang on "Mr. Alphabet Says" and "Perfect Murder". Other musicians involved in this project were Andy Anderson (who later joined the Cure), Martin McCarrick (who later joined the Banshees), Ginny Hewes and Anne Stephenson.[4]

Blue Sunshine
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Studio album by
Released23 August 1983
Recorded1983
Genre
Length43:10
LabelWonderland Records
Polydor
Rhino
ProducerMerlin Griffiths, Robert Smith, Steven Severin
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork7/10 stars[2]

Severin wrote the lyrics to all of the songs except "Like an Animal", "Sex-Eye-Make-Up", "Perfect Murder", which were written by Smith, and "Punish Me with Kisses", on which the two collaborated.[5]

Two singles were taken from the album, "Like an Animal", and "Punish Me with Kisses".

In 2006, the album was digitally remastered and re-released by Rhino Records, featuring a bonus disc with Smith singing vocals on studio demo versions of all the songs instead of Landray.

In 2013, the album was re-released for Record Store Day by Polydor (in Europe) and Rhino (in the US) as a limited edition of 3,500 copies (numbered on the sleeve), pressed on marbled blue vinyl and featuring none of the 2006 bonus material.

Track listingEdit

All music is composed by Steven Severin and Robert Smith.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Like an Animal"Smith4:44
2."Looking Glass Girl"Severin4:56
3."Sex-Eye-Make-Up"Smith4:24
4."Mr. Alphabet Says"Severin3:50
5."A Blues in Drag" 3:12
6."Punish Me with Kisses"Severin, Smith3:40
7."This Green City"Severin4:34
8."Orgy"Severin3:19
9."Perfect Murder"Smith4:28
10."Relax" 6:03
1990 bonus tracks
No.TitleLyricsLength
11."Mouth to Mouth"Smith5:35
12."The Tightrope" 3:12
13."Like an Animal" (12" Club What Club? mix)Smith6:35
2006 CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
11."The Man from Nowhere" (Original instrumental mix)1:46
12."Mouth to Mouth" (Landray vocal mix)5:40
13."Punish Me with Kisses" (Mike Hedges mix)3:30
14."The Tightrope" (Original instrumental mix)3:22
15."Like an Animal" (12" Club What Club? mix)5:38
2006 Deluxe Edition bonus disc
No.TitleLength
1."Like an Animal" (RS Vocal Demo)4:38
2."Looking Glass Girl" (RS Vocal Demo)4:28
3."Sex-Eye-Make-Up" (RS Vocal Demo)4:27
4."Mr. Alphabet Says" (Alt RS Vocal Demo)4:06
5."A Blues in Drag" (Alt RS Vocal Demo)3:11
6."Punish Me With Kisses" (RS Vocal Demo)3:30
7."This Green City" (RS Vocal Demo)4:31
8."Orgy" (RS Vocal Demo)3:41
9."Perfect Murder" (Alt RS Vocal Demo)4:04
10."Relax" (Alt RS Vocal Demo)6:15
11."The Man from Nowhere" (Alt Instrumental Mix)1:47
12."Mouth to Mouth" (RS Vocal Demo)6:06
13."Opened the Box (A Waltz)" (RS Vocal Demo)1:29
14."The Tightrope (Almost Time)"3:14
15."And All Around Us the Mermaids Sang (aka Torment)" (RS Vocal Demo)3:26
16."Holiday 80" (Original Instrumental Mix)1:45

PersonnelEdit

All tracks: lyrics and music written, arranged, played by Steven Severin and Robert Smith.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (2006-08-25). "Robert Smith Blue Sunshine ; 1983/2006". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  3. ^ By post-punk.com (2014-05-22). "The Glove's Jeanette Landray | Interview plus Artwork –". Post-punk.com. Retrieved 2016-04-09.
  4. ^ UK (2008-09-21). "The Glove | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  5. ^ "Lyric Index - Punish Me with Kisses". StevenSeverin.com. 2000. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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