All About Eve (album)

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All About Eve
Studio album by All About Eve
Released 16 February 1988
Genre Gothic rock, dark wave, alternative rock
Label Mercury, Phonogram
Producer Paul Samwell-Smith,
Richard Gottherer,
Wayne Hussey,
Simon Hinkler
All About Eve chronology
All About Eve
Scarlet and Other Stories
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

All About Eve is the self-titled first album of All About Eve. Commercially, this was their most successful, reaching No.7 in the UK charts and spawning four Top 40 singles (one of which went top 10). Most of the album was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith.

Some of the earlier cassette versions of the album had the album title Flowers In Our Hair printed on both sides of the tape, instead of All About Eve.

Although Mark Price (drummer) was a full-time member of the band when this album was completed, he was not present for all of its recording. Some songs feature Mick Brown, on loan from The Mission, one features session drummer Greg Brimstone, and one features a drum machine.

Track listing[edit]

Bold indicates a single release (with UK chart position).
All songs written and composed by Tim Bricheno, Andy Cousin and Julianne Regan except where noted.

  1. "Flowers In Our Hair"
  2. "Gypsy Dance"
  3. "In the Clouds" (47)
  4. "Martha's Harbour" (10)
  5. "Every Angel" (30)
  6. "Like Emily"
  7. "Shelter from the Rain"
  8. "She Moves Through the Fair" (Traditional: arranged Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  9. "Wild Hearted Woman" (33) (Bricheno, Mick Brown, Cousin, Regan)
  10. "Never Promise (Anyone Forever)"
  11. "Apple Tree Man"
  12. "What Kind of Fool" (29)
  13. "In the Meadow"
  14. "Lady Moonlight"

A different version of "Flowers In Our Hair" was released as a single (no chart position) under the band's own "Eden" label before they signed to Mercury and recorded this album.

In return for Julianne Regan helping out on backing vocals for The Mission's first studio album, God's Own Medicine, Wayne Hussey lent his backing vocals to the song "Shelter from the Rain". Hussey and his bandmate Simon Hinkler also produced "Lady Moonlight".

"She Moves Through the Fair" is the only non-All About Eve composition on the album, it being a traditional Irish folk song.

One of the B-Sides to the single "What Kind of Fool" was "The Garden of Jane Delawney", originally by Trees.


Additional personnel[edit]