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4AD: Lonely Is An Eyesore
Label: 4AD
Catalog#: CAD703, CADC703, CAD703CD, CADD703, CADX703, VAD703
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: Jun 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Modern Classical, Goth Rock, Indie Rock, Ambient, Dream Pop
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1 Colourbox  -  Hot Doggie 2:57
    Engineer - John Gibbons
  Guitar - Chris Pye
  Producer - Martyn Young
  Written By - S. & M. Young
  Written-By - M. Young* , S. Young*
2 This Mortal Coil  -  Acid, Bitter And Sad 5:26
    Guitar - Chris Pye
  Producer, Engineer, Performer [All Music] - John Fryer
  Producer, Performer [All Music] - Ivo*
  Vocals - Alison Limerick
  Written-By - T.M.C.*
3 Wolfgang Press, The  -  Cut The Tree 5:35
    Engineer, Producer - John Fryer
  Producer - Wolfgang Press, The
  Written-By - Gray* , Cox* , Allen*
4 Throwing Muses  -  Fish 4:28
    Bass - Leslie Langston
  Drums, Percussion - David Narcizo
  Engineer - John Fryer
  Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals, Written-By - Kristin Hersh
  Producer - Gil Norton
  Vocals, Percussion - Tanya Donelly
5 Dead Can Dance  -  Frontier 2:58
    Mixed By - Jonathan Dee
  Producer - B. Perry* , L. Gerrard*
  Recorded By - Ron Stecher
  Written-By - Brendan Perry , Lisa Gerrard
6 Cocteau Twins  -  Crushed 3:16
    Performer - Elizabeth Fraser , Robin Guthrie , Simon Raymonde
  Producer, Written-By - Cocteau Twins
7 Dif Juz  -  No Motion 4:49
    Bass - Gary Bromley
  Drums - Richard Thomas (2)
  Engineer - John Fryer
  Guitar - Alan Curtis , Dave Curtis
  Producer - Robin Guthrie
  Producer, Written-By - Dif Juz
8 Clan Of Xymox  -  Muscoviet Musquito 4:03
    Performer - Anke Wolbert , Pieter Nooten , Ronny Moorings
  Producer - Clan Of Xymox
  Producer, Engineer - John Fryer
  Recorded By - Keith Mitchell
9 Dead Can Dance  -  The Protagonist 8:47
    Producer, Engineer - John A. Rivers*
  Producer, Performer, Written-By - Brendan Perry


Design - 23 Envelope


All tracks written or recorded exclusively for this compilation, except "Frontier" by Dead Can Dance.

1: Recorded at Gooseberry.
2: Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London.
3: Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London: November 1985.
4: Recorded at Blackwing Studios, London.
5: Recorded on 4 track in Belgrave, Melbourne 1979. Mixed at Blackwing, London November 1986.
7: Recorded at Blackwing.
8: Recorded at Palladium Studios, Edinburgh. Mixed at Blackwing Studios, London.
9: Recorded and mixed at Woodbine Studios, Leamington Spa.
Made In England
First pressing had a 32-page booklet. Later pressings had an abbreviated version.
(durations not printed on release).

Initial quantities of CAD 703 included a three-way folding inner sleeve, while later copies had a regular inner sleeve with an insert. Sleeve by 23 Envelope, Nigel Grierson, Danger Video and Arthur Parker. VAD703 is a video. All the songs are the same as the other formats, except that the version of «Fish» is different. CAD703D is a limited edition of 10000 with some extra artwork. CAD703X is a deluxe limited edition wooden box (100 of them exists) containing all the different editions of Lonely Is An Eyesore and some additional prints. About the box: 30 were released for sale (200 pounds each directly from 4AD), 70 were given away to the bands, distibutors of 4AD material and others. The prints were rather expensive, bringing the cost of production of the box up to 500 pounds. There are two prints, one 15x20 cm (etching) by Jinny m'Garrity, where small details differ from box to box. The other is larger, 100x200cm (by Terry Dowling), printed on rice paper. The prints were wrapped in a sealed plastic-like paper. During the end titles on the video, an instrumental version of «Oomingmak» is played. This can also be found on the 10 Disc CD Collection. «Hot Doggie» samples from the films «Lifeforce» («Here I go», «be with me» & «Close your eyes, I love you»), «Evil Dead» («You will die, lover boy» & «one by one» + the chainsaw), «The Last Starfighter» («Soon the frontier will be down etc») and «2000 Maniacs» («Let's hear some music» & «We've got us some goods»).

The Videos
(Entire album playlist)


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