"And here at the couch, it should be mentioned, the sun, for all its ungraciousness to the rest of the room, was behaving beautifully."
A Colourful Storm presents the first vinyl edition of Blueboy's The Bank Of England - the third and final chapter in a canon of indie-pop and DIY perfection.
Succeeding If Wishes Were Horses (Sarah Records, 1992) and Unisex (1994), The Bank Of England shines as a masterpiece of mature, delicate songwriting carrying the intimacy of Keith Girdler's lyrics and Cath Close's elegiac vocal delivery, and soaring into melancholic infinity. It's infectious, courtly... almost psychedelic, even. Lovesick and joyous all at once, it's the sound of enchantment, of when you become aware of the colour of the sky.
As perfect as pop imperfection could be, The Bank Of England is a swooning, bittersweet masterpiece resonating with innocence lost and forgotten. A letter of affection for those we hold close to our hearts.
released April 7, 2018
Released in April, 2018 under license from Shinkansen Recordings
All songs by Paul Stewart and Keith Girdler
Guitars, keyboards and percussion by Paul Stewart
Singing by Keith Girdler and Cath Close
Drums by Ian Gardner
Bass by James Neville
Recorded at The Dungeon, Shipston-on-Stour
Mixed by Richard Haines and Blueboy
Original sleeve design by Edwardia
Vinyl sleeve reproduction by Matt Haynes
Transfer from the original recording tape assisted by Matt Haynes
Vinyl cut by Tom Haunstein at R.A.N.D. Muzik
Blueboy would like to thank Jane Simmonds, Katy Price, Keris & Alison, Beth Aberdeen, Doug Levine, Shoestrings, Takeshi Soya, Phil Broadhurst, Clare Wadd, Mike Naylor, The Aldridge Family, Mrs Haines, Grimsey Records, Nat, Rachel, Helen, Jane Spanton Walker, Oon, Marc Price, Teressa, Sinead, Karen, Stephanie, David, Andrea, Rob, Matt, God, Dr Willis & all our families.
Thanks to Jess Sneddon.