Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls. Double Gatefold Album, Black Vinyl. Signed plus Bonus Instrumental CD
Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls. Double Gatefold Album, Black Vinyl. Signed
PAULINE MURRAY AND THE INVISIBLE GIRLS Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls. Double Album, Signed Black Vinyl with bonus instrumental CD.
Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls is the debut album by post/punk icon Pauline Murray, co-produced by revered sonic architect Martin 'Zero' Hannett in 1980.
Recorded at the famous Strawberry Studios, the album offered 11 slices of modern electronic pop written by Pauline and partner Robert Blamire and marked a radical departure from their shared past in pioneering punk band Penetration.
As well producer/arrangers Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins (aka the Invisible Girls), the album features a stellar cast of guest musicians including John Maher (Buzzcocks) and Vini Reilly (Durutti Column). Indeed Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls presents almost as a Factory record, exquisitely sleeved by Peter Saville and Trevor Key.
Stand-out tracks include popular singles Dream Sequence and Mr X, with the newly remastered album now augmented on CD (TWI 016 CD) by a wealth of bonus material including non-album singles, live recordings (from tours in 1980 and 1981) and a John Peel session from March 1980. The vinyl version (TWI 016) augments the album with singles, the Peel session, and an exclusive bonus CD of instrumental versions - a must for Pauline Murray and Hannett scholars!
"It's a bit of a missing link album," says Pauline today. "Written and recorded after punk, but before Martin Rushent and the Human League made airy pop respectable again. We chose the other Martin in 1980 because we wanted the incredible sounds he achieved for Joy Division and Magazine. Thundertunes, basically."
Disc 1: A1. Screaming In the Darkness A2. Dream Sequence A3. European Eyes A4. Shoot You Down A5. Sympathy A6. Time Slipping
B1. Drummer Boy B2. Thundertunes B3. When Will We Learn B4. Mr X B5. Judgement Day
Disc 2: C1. Searching For Heaven C2. The Visitor C3. Animal Crazy C4. Dream Sequence II C5. Two Shots
D1. Shoot You Down (Peel 3/1980) D2. Sympathy (Peel 3/1980) D3. When Will We Learn (Peel 3/1980) D4. Dream Sequence (Peel 3/1980)
BONUS INSTRUMENTAL CD: 1. Two Shots (inst.) 2. Mr X (inst.) 3. Judgement Day (inst.) 4. Thundertunes (inst.) 5. When Will We Learn (inst.) 6. Time Slipping (inst.) 7. Sympathy (inst.) 8. Shoot You Down (inst.) 9. Drummer Boy (inst.) 10. European Eyes (inst.) 11. Screaming In the Darkness (inst.)