Eye (album)

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Eye
Studio album by Robyn Hitchcock
Released March 12, 1990
Recorded 1989-90; Hyde Street Studios, San Francisco
Genre Rock
Length 63:57
Label Twin/Tone Records
Robyn Hitchcock chronology
Queen Elvis
(1989)
Eye
(1990)
Perspex Island
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Eye is an album released by Robyn Hitchcock in 1990 on Glass Fish (UK) and Twin/Tone Records (US) and is his fourth solo album, and eighth including his work with The Egyptians. (This solo effort interrupted a series of releases by Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians for A&M.)

Eye was recorded acoustically in the style of I Often Dream Of Trains (1984) with which it shares a similar green/gold sleeve design, and could therefore be seen as a sequel piece. Eye is entirely self-composed and ran to fourteen songs (vinyl) and eighteen (CD). Hitchcock plays all instruments (mostly guitars), and sings all the vocals.

Eye was reissued in 1995 by Rhino and added the tracks "Raining Twilight Coast (demo)", "Agony of Pleasure (demo)", and "Queen Elvis (demo)". A third CD edition saw the previous demo bonus tracks dropped, along with "College Of Ice", while adding yet more.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robyn Hitchcock.

Side One[edit]

  1. "Cynthia Mask" — 4:35
  2. "Certainly Clickot" — 2:14
  3. "Queen Elvis" — 4:22
  4. "Flesh Cartoons" — 4:22
  5. "Chinese Water Python" — 2:12
  6. "Executioner" — 3:43
  7. "Linctus House" — 5:12

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Beautiful Girl" — 2:12
  2. "Raining Twilight Coast" — 4:38
  3. "Clean Steve" — 3:51
  4. "Agony of Pleasure" — 2:23
  5. "Glass Hotel" — 3:26
  6. "Satellite" — 1:43
  7. "Aquarium" — 4:19

1st issue CD bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Sweet Ghost of Light" — 3:07
  2. "College of Ice" — 3:41
  3. "Transparent Lover" — 3:35
  4. "Queen Elvis II" — 4:22

2nd issue CD bonus tracks (Rhino Records 1995)[edit]

  1. "Sweet Ghost of Light" — 3:07
  2. "College of Ice" — 3:41
  3. "Transparent Lover" — 3:35
  4. "Queen Elvis II" — 4:22
  5. "Raining Twilight Coast" (Demo) — 4:38
  6. "Agony of Pleasure" (Demo) — 2:40
  7. "Queen Elvis" (Demo) — 4:32

3rd issue CD bonus tracks (Yep Roc Records 2007)[edit]

  1. "Sweet Ghost of Light" — 3:07
  2. "Transparent Lover" — 3:35
  3. "Queen Elvis II" — 4:22
  4. "Century" — 3:41
  5. "Shimmering Distant Love" — 3:21
  6. "Lovers Turn To Skulls" — 1:40
  7. "The Beauty Of Earls Court" — 3:59
The sleeve notes erroneously omit the first two bonus tracks.
"College of Ice", "Raining Twilight Coast" (Demo), "Queen Elvis" (Demo) moved to "While Thatcher Mauled Britain".
"Agony of Pleasure" (Demo) dropped.

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