Chain (Paul Haig album)

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Chain (album)
Studio album by Paul Haig
Released 1989
Recorded 1988
Genre Synth Pop
Label Circa Records
Producer Paul Haig & Alan Rankine
Paul Haig chronology
European Sun
(1988)
Chain
(1989)
Cinematique
(1991)

Chain was Edinburgh musician Paul Haig's third album and was released in May 1989 on Circa Records, a subsidiary of Virgin Records. Chain, which Haig financed himself, was recorded and completed in 1988, but it sat on the shelf after the normally accommodating Les Disques Du Crepuscule decided not to take up the option of releasing it. The album was co-produced by long-time Haig cohort, Alan Rankine, instrumentalist with celebrated Dundee band, The Associates. There was another Associates connection on the album - the track "Chained" was written by Haig's good friend, Billy Mackenzie. Haig returned the favour and gave Mackenzie the track "Reach The Top" for his album The Glamour Chase, which after many years in limbo was finally released in 2002.

One single, "Something Good", was taken from the album, but much to Circa's disappointment, neither the single nor the album sold in great numbers.

The sleeve features a shot of Audrey Hepburn, taken by the celebrated photographer, Angus McBean in 1958.

Deleted for many years, Chain was given re-released by Cherry Red Records in November 2007.

Track listing - 1989 release[edit]

  1. "Something Good"
  2. "True Blue"
  3. "Communication"
  4. "Swinging for You"
  5. "Time of Her Time"
  6. "Faithless"
  7. "Times Can Change"
  8. "Turn the Vision"
  9. "Sooner or Later"
  10. "Chained"
  11. "Ideal of Living"

Track listing - 2007 release[edit]

  1. "Something Good"
  2. "True Blue"
  3. "Communication"
  4. "Swinging for You"
  5. "Time of Her Time"
  6. "Faithless"
  7. "Times Can Change"
  8. "Turn the Vision"
  9. "Sooner or Later"
  10. "Chained"
  11. "Ideal of Living"
  12. "Something Good" (10" Mix)
  13. "Over You"
  14. "Free to Go (Public)"
  15. "Ideal of Living" (Remix)
  16. "The Last Kiss"