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Spherical Objects: Past & Parcel

Track List

>Born to Pay
>Situation Comedy
>You Can Become
>Crystal Tree, The
>If I Can Chose (Oh Babe)
>Lover Flow
>Drama Queen
>Face I Want to See, The
>What Goes On
>Past & Parcel
>Show Me
>Elliptical Optimism
>Ten to Nine
>Another Technique
>I Should Have Left Him
>It's So Good to Be Alive (Tonight)
>Lying Again
>I Don't Remember
>Walk Away
>I Remember You

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

2008 release. The Boutique Label presents the first ever reissues by cult Manchester band Spherical Objects, active between 1978 and 1981 and the core group on the highly collectible Object Music label. Formed by singer, songwriter and DJ Steve Solamar in 1978, Spherical Objects produced a unique brand of what early champion Paul Morley termed `existentialist Psychedelia'. Their first album, Past & Parcel, appeared in August 1978 and predated releases on other Manchester post-punk labels such as Factory. The second album, Elliptical Optimism, was released on Object in October 1979. The band only played occasional live gigs, and preferred instead to concentrate on recording albums, releasing no less than four in as many years. Spherical Objects (and the Object label) ceased operations in 1981, after Steve Solamar resolved a lifelong contradiction by becoming a woman. As part of this process Solamar even destroyed his own mastertapes. LTM.

Album Notes

Personnel: Steve Solamar (vocals, guitar, harmonica); John Bisset Smith (vocals, guitar); Duncan Prestbury (vocals, keyboards); Frederick Burrows (guitar); Roger Hilton (drums).

Audio Remasterer: Pierre Vale.

Recording information: Arrow Sound Studio, Manchester, England (07/10/1978-10/??/1979); Indigo (07/10/1978-10/??/1979); Pluto Studio, Manchester, England (07/10/1978-10/??/1979).

Photographers: Roger Hilton; Kevin Cummins.


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