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life in a day: lp

tracks
A1. Someone(3:40)
A2. Life In A Day(4:00)
A3. Sad Affair(2:45)
A4. All For You(2:50)
A5. Pleasantly Disturbed(8:00)
B1. No Cure(3:38)
B2. Chelsea Girl(4:33)
B3. Wasteland(3:44)
B4. Destiny(3:36)
B5. Murder Story(6:18)




catalogue
Zoom ZULP 1
ZULP 1 A//1 EAR 1 1 DAVID+JAINE // ZULP 1 B//1 EAR 1



format
LP with black and red labels, with black and white inner sleeve including pictures and text, in a full colour picture sleeve.


release date
April 1979


credits
Charlie Burchill : Guitars, violin and Vocals.
Derek Forbes : Bass and vocals.
Brian McGee : Drums, percussion and vocals.
Michael MacNeil : Keyboards and vocals.
Jim Kerr : Voice.

Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Burchill/Kerr
Arrangements: Simple Minds/John Leckie
Produced by John Leckie
Engineered by John Leckie
Tape Operator: George "Lonely" Chambers

Crew: Matt, John, Alan and Henry
Studios: Rolling Stone Mobile, Abbey Road, Townhouse Studios. Early 1979.

A very special thank you to David and Jaine Henderson (the invisible members).

Cover photography and design: Carole Moss.

Album recorded at a very low temperature.


additional information
With its heavy duty card sleeve, mint copies are still fairly easy to find, although most will suffer from a slight fraying at the corners. Try to get the Zoom originals as they included the inner sleeve.

Some early copies included posters.

The album was first reissued by Virgin in 1982 when they purchased the back catalogue from Artisa. It first appeared on their mid-price range (Virgin VM 6, October 1982) before being issued again as a budget release (Virgin OVED 95, October 1985). Virgin used their own label design and neglected to reproduce the inner sleeve.








life in a day: mc

tracks
1-1. Someone(3:40)
1-2. Life In A Day(4:00)
1-3. Sad Affair(2:45)
1-4. All For You(2:50)
1-5. Pleasantly Disturbed(8:00)
2-1. No Cure(3:38)
2-2. Chelsea Girl(4:33)
2-3. Wasteland(3:44)
2-4. Destiny(3:36)
2-5. Murder Story(6:18)




catalogue
Zoom ZUTC 1


format
Cassette with black and white labels with colour sleeve.


release date
April 1979


credits
All titles composed by J. Kerr and C. Burchill
Produced by John Leckie
Marketed and Distributed by Arista Records.


additional information
Virgin reissues of the cassette are fairly easy to track down (Virgin VMC 6 in 1982 and Virgin OVEDC 95 in October 1985) but Zoom originals are very rare.








life in a day: cd

tracks
1. Someone(3:40)
2. Life In A Day(4:00)
3. Sad Affair(2:45)
4. All For You(2:50)
5. Pleasantly Disturbed(8:00)
6. No Cure(3:38)
7. Chelsea Girl(4:33)
8. Wasteland(3:44)
9. Destiny(3:36)
10. Murder Story(6:18)




catalogue
Virgin VMCD 6
WMCD 6 MPO 01



format
CD in jewel case with 4 page booklet.


release date
July 1986


credits
All titles composed by J. Kerr and C. Burchill
Produced by John Leckie
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.


additional information
Life In A Day was the last of the Arista albums to appear on CD, finally making it into the shops in July 1986.

The sleeve design was changed to make the title easier to read.

This was the best of Virgin's CD reissues, but still remained very basic. None of the inner sleeve artwork, album credits or notes were reproduced.