Blue Sunshine

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Blue Sunshine
Studio album by The Glove
Released August 1983
Recorded --
Genre Post-punk, gothic rock, alternative rock
Label Wonderland Records
Polydor Records
Rhino Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 7/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Blue Sunshine is the only album by the British supergroup The Glove, which was first released in 1983. This album mainly served as a diversion for Robert Smith and Steven Severin when both of them were under heavy stress in their respective bands The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees. Since Smith was prohibited from singing in another band by his record company, he and Severin recruited Zoo dancer Jeanette Landray, who was dating Banshees drummer Budgie at the time, to sing the majority of the tracks on the original release; Smith only sang on "Mr. Alphabet Says" and "Perfect Murder". Other musicians involved in this project were Andy Anderson (who later joined The Cure) and Martin McCarrick (who later joined Siouxsie and the Banshees).

In 2006, this album was digitally remastered and re-released by Rhino Records, featuring a bonus disc with Smith singing vocals on studio demo versions of all the songs instead of Landray.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Severin/Smith.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Like an Animal"   Smith 4:44
2. "Looking Glass Girl"   Severin 4:56
3. "Sex-Eye-Make-Up"   Smith 4:24
4. "Mr. Alphabet Says"   Severin 3:50
5. "A Blues in Drag"     3:12
6. "Punish Me with Kisses"   Severin/Smith 3:40
7. "This Green City"   Severin 4:34
8. "Orgy"   Severin 3:19
9. "Perfect Murder"   Smith 4:28
10. "Relax"     6:03

Personnel[edit]

All tracks: lyrics and music written, arranged, played by Steven Severin and Robert Smith.
  • Robert Smith: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Various
  • Steven Severin: Bass, Keyboards, Various
  • Jeanette Landray: Vocals
  • Andy Anderson: Drums
  • Matthew Bradley: Vocals (Remastered 2006 edition)
  • Martin McCarrick, Ginny Hewes, Anne Stephenson: Strings[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh (2006-08-25). "Robert Smith Blue Sunshine ; 1983/2006". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-06-04. 
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ UK (2008-09-21). "The Glove | Gratis muziek, tourneedata, foto's, video's". Myspace.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16. 

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