Virgin PMIND 1
MINDSCD-1 1 1
CD with picture label in jewelcase with eight page booklet.
produced by stephen lipson & trevor horn
charles burchill: acoustic & electric guitars
michael macNeil: piano, accordian & electronic keyboards
jim kerr: vocals
mel gaynor: drums
manu katche: drums
john giblin & stephen lipson: bass guitars
lisa germano: violin
special thanks to:
stewart copeland - "the rhythmatist"
lou reed for cameo vocal on this is your land (courtesy of sire/wea records)
abdul m'boup &
leroy williams: percussion
william lithgow &
sheena mckenzie: cellos
maureen kerr: pennywhistle & bodhran
roger sharp: bagpipes
john altman: orchestral arrangements
lorna bannon: backing vocals
managed by bruce findlay,
jimmy devlin and
sandra dods at "schoolhouse management", 63 frederick street, edinburgh
technical master: dougie cowan
engineers: heff moraes, robin hancock
assistant engineers: danton supple, martin plant
mastered by bob ludwig, masterdisk
all digitally recorded and mixed analogue - i.e. "dad"
nourishment: ying ho au yeung
logistics: paul kerr
co-ordination: jane ventom
talk and encouragement: willie richardson, simon draper, jon webster,
steve ralbovsky & gil friesen, steve lewis,
gary wathen and all our many friends at virgin and a&m records (america).
street fighting years song written in memory of victor jara.
made in scotland march '88 - march '89
studio drums provided by tama
photography by guido harari & nasa/science photo library
source of graphic: "the beauty of fractals" by peitgen richter
design by assorted images
out there in the darkness, our there in the night, out there in the starlight,
one soul burns brighter than a thousand suns
This release suddenly appeared in the shops without any fanfare in the weeks before Christmas. The jewel cases
were adorned with a small red sticker which stated "Special Picture Disc CD" because, other than the new
catalogue number, there was no way of telling it was different from the standard CD copies of the album. Some shops
also put the jewelcases in the racks with the booklet removed which showed off the picture CD.
The picture CD itself was extremely poor. It looked like one of the printing runs had failed - so an overhead view
of arable fields, and a view of a desert region, were joined by unfinished blocks of solid white and blue. The jagged
low-resolution outlines of regions picked out in solid black didn't help either.
My theory is that the printing process was botched but rather than bin the entire run, Virgin decided to
sell it anyway.