ASTRONAUTS, THE

IT'S ALL DONE BY MIRRORS (LA VIDA ES UN MUS)

ASTRONAUTS, THE - IT'S ALL DONE BY MIRRORS 121332
Format:
1 LP
Release:
19.01.2018
Label:
LA VIDA ES UN MUS
Kat.-Nr.:
121332
Barcode:
5055869560184
The Astronauts second album It's All Done By Mirrors was originally released by All the Madmen in 1983 and finally gets reissued on vinyl for the first time.

Original copies are now really sought after. It's a stunning collection of explosive pop songs and traditional folk ballads and considered to be the pinnacle of the Astronauts recorded output.

It's easy to hear and see why. Musically it's tighter and more focused than on the debut album Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs and lyrically it's on another level.

From Mark Astronaut's lyrical pen comes a woman dreaming of the Dorset coast whilst writing to her former lover (Seagull Mania); or the man on the street and his wife living out the final day before nuclear destruction (Typically English Day).

Mark Astronaut really should been seen in the same light as Ray Davies from the Kinks with his observations of a time long gone.

Three of the tracks feature legendary sax player Lol Coxhill. As with all Astronauts releases - totally under rated yet totally essential.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SEAGULL MANIA
  • 1.2. NEW DIXIELAND BLUES
  • 1.3. GOLD AT THE TOP
  • 1.4. BLOOD
  • 1.5. TYPICAL ENGLISH DAY
  • 1.6. BEHAVE YOURSELF
  • 1.7. FATIGUE
  • 1.8. GOTHIC ROOMS
  • 1.9. DAY TO DAY
  • 1.10. LATIN AND GREEK
  • 1.11. IT'S ALL DONE BY MIRRORS