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Echo & The Bunnymen - Echo & The Bunnymen - Original 1987 German pressed WEA label 11-track LP

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ArtistEcho & The Bunnymen
TitleEcho & The Bunnymen - Original 1987 German pressed WEA label 11-track LP
Price € 10
GenreROCK
FormatLP
Record labelWEA Records
Catalogue noWX 108 / 242 137-1
CountryGermany
Year of release1987
GradingVG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG++ (Cover)
Stock listEcho & The Bunnymen
Additional infoOriginal 1987 German pressed WEA label 11-track LP - British wave-post punk bands 5th album - the last with lead singer and lyricist McCulloch... before the resurrection as Electrafiction in 1994 and as Echo & The Bunnymen in 1997 - also the last album featuring drummer de Freitas, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in mid-1989.

'Echo & The Bunnymen' was produced by Laurie Latham who had previously worked with the band on their 1985 single "Bring on the Dancing Horses" - featuring the singles "The Game", "Lips Like Sugar" and "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" - the latter featuring Ray Manzarek on keys. "Soul Kitchen" features New Orders Stephen Morris - likewise on keyboards.

Vinyl has white labels with centered band-silhouette motif - black text.
Vinyl is housed in a not so flexible illustrated credits and lyrics inner sleeve - ultimately in a glossy picture cover.

Condition: VG+(+) (Vinyl and Labels)/VG++ (Inner Sleeve)/VG++ (Cover):

Vinyl is bright and shiny - has a touch of sleeve wear to Side 1 - hardly any signs of play or handling to Side 2. Vinyl is in itself at least close to near mint/excellent.

Labels are very nice - a single light, short and simple spindletrace in the immediate vicinity of center hole and otherwise mint. Vinyl is overall graded close to near mint/excellent.

Inner sleeve has only very light signs of handling and is easily graded near mint.

Cover has only a few very marginal signs of handling or storage - a touch of superlight wrinkling from edges... very faint edge and corners rubbing - next to nothing - overall at least close to near mint/excellent - a simply very nice copy overall.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1 The Game 3:48
2 Over You 4:01
3 Bedbugs And Ballyhoo (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, Pete de Freitas) 3:28
4 All In Your Mind (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, Pete de Freitas) 4:33
5 Bombers Bay 4:20

Side 2;
1 Lips Like Sugar 4:52
2 Lost And Found 3:37
3 New Direction 4:45
4 Blue Blue Ocean 5:09
5 Satellite (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, Pete de Freitas) 3:04
6 All My Life 4:08

Lyrics written by Ian McCulloch - music composed by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson except where noted.

Recorded at Conny's Studio, Wolperath, Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Cologne, Germany & at Amazon Studios, Liverpool, UK & at ICP, Brussels, Belgium & at The Workhouse, London.

Mixed at Power Station, NYC, New York
Mastered at Master Room, London, UK.
Pressed by Record Service GmbH, Alsdorf, Germany.

Credits:

Echo & The Bunnymen:
Ian McCulloch - lead vocals, guitar, piano
Will Sergeant - guitar
Les Pattinson - bass guitar
Pete de Freitas - drums

Additional Musicians:
Henry Priestman - keyboards
Jake Brockman - keyboards
Ray Manzarek - keyboards ("Bedbugs and Ballyhoo")
Stephen Morris - drums ("Soul Kitchen")

Technical Credits:
Laurie Latham - production
Echo & The Bunnymen - Production ("All My Life" and "Soul Kitchen")
Gil Norton - Production, Engineer ("All My Life" and "Soul Kitchen")
Paul Gomersall, Stuart Barry - engineering
Bruce Lampcov - mix
Alex Haas, Don Rodenbach - mixing assistant
Brian Gardner - mastering

Artwork:
Anton Corbijn - photography