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The Comforts Of Madness (30th Anniversary Remaster)

deluxe 2cd feat unreleased demos & 1989 John Peel Session. - £11.99 | Buy
lp - £16.99 | Buy

deluxe clear 2lp feat. unreleased demos & 1989 John Peel Session. - £24.99
this legendary record gets the remaster it deserves to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
In Ribbons (Expanded 30th Anniversary Reissue)
2LP / 2CD 
  1. Throwing Back The Apple
  2. Ordeal
  3. Thread of Light
  4. Shell
  5. There Is No Day
  6. Hunted
  7. Hair Shoes
  8. Babymaker
  9. Liquid
  10. Neverending Night
  11. Featherframe
  12. A Thousand Stars Burst Open
  13. Babymaker (Demo) *
  14. Kinky Love (Demo) *
  15. Hair Shoes (Demo )*
  16. Shell (Demo) *
  17. Hunted (Demo) *
  18. Featherframe (Demo) *
  19. Blue Flower (Demo) *
  20. Throwing Back The Apple (Demo)*
  21. Ordeal (Demo) *
  22. Untitled Instrumental (Demo) *
  23. A Thousand Stars Burst Open (Tintwistle Band Version) +
  24. A Revelation (Tintwistle Band Version) +

* = previously unreleased


In Ribbons (Expanded 30th Anniversary Reissue)

  • Limited "unpigmented" 2LP

    Released: 6th Oct 2023

  • LP

    Released: 6th Oct 2023

  • 2CD

    Released: 6th Oct 2023


The 1990 debut album - 'the comforts of madness' - from Pale Saints is an outstanding record that owed as much to post-punk and Los Angeles’ Paisley Underground scene than it did to shoegaze.

The Sunday Times called it “an unintended indie manifesto: music that is at once wayward and concise, dissonant and beautiful.” Shortly after its release and in need of a second live guitarist, Lush founding member Meriel Barham joined the Leeds trio of Ian Masters, Graeme Naysmith and Chris Cooper, bringing a new dynamic to the band. Having previously worked well with producer Hugh Jones (Echo & The Bunnyman, Modern English, The Sound), he did a brilliant job recording their second album, In Ribbons (1992), despite some studio tensions. Brooklyn Vegan said in a recent celebration of the album that it was the “push and pull between Masters’ outsider tendencies and (the rest’s) commercial interests that makes In Ribbons so good. If some of the wild, ragged edges of Comforts of Madness have been smoothed off, the album makes up for it with scope and beauty. And there’s still no shortage of weird.”

'In Ribbons finally gets the 30th Anniversary celebration it deserves with a special double LP / CD release – the first disc being the UK version of the album, the second a bonus disc of never before heard demos (including their first attempt at Slapp Happy’s ‘Blue Flower’ and Ian’s 4 track recording of ‘Kinky Love’) and two brass band versions by The Tintwistle Band.