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Television Personalities

The Painted Word

fire records



record store day exclusive 2017 - black & white marbled LP + download

Released: 22nd Apr 2017

£26.99


Limited edition, black on white marbled vinyl +DL card, 1000 only.

Released in 1984, The Painted Word is TVP’s fourth studio album is “one of the most wanton and willful cases of self-immolation you’re ever likely to hear" (Melody Maker). Breaking up two year’s prior, TVP’s returned with this stunning dark comeback shares the same name as the Tom Wolfe novel. With the formidable Daniel Treacy at its core, Television Personalities remain one of new wave’s longest serving and seminal artists with a career spanning over three decades. The indie pop visionaries influenced many people across the industry including Battles, Black Dice, Crystal Stilts, MGMT and Creation Records’ Alan McGee. ‘The Painted Word’ is reissued for Record Store Day 2017 and will be available on black and white marbled vinyl alongside ‘And Don’t The Kids Just Love It’, ‘Mummy Your Not Watching Me’ and ‘They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles’. “a stark, unforgiving look at the despair of a man lost in his own world." Alan McGee – Creation Records / “There's still no album quite like it" Exclaim / A1 Stop and Smell the Roses A2 The Painted Word A3 A Life of Her Own A4 Bright Sunny Smiles A5 Mentioned In Dispatches A6 A Sense of Belonging A7 Say You Won't Cry B1 Someone to Share my Life With B2 You'll Have to Scream Louder B3 Happy All the Time B4 The Girl Who Had Everything B5 Paradise Estate B6 Back To Vietnam 

The Painted Word