Impurity (New Model Army album)

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Impurity
Studio album by New Model Army
Released 1990
Recorded Sawmills Studio, Cornwall
Genre Rock, Post-punk, Folk rock
Length 48:23
Label EMI
Producer New Model Army, Pat Collier
New Model Army chronology
Thunder and Consolation
(1989)
Impurity
(1990)
Raw Melody Men
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

Impurity is the fifth studio album of British rock band New Model Army, released in September 1990.

It was the first album without bassist Jason Harris, who had been replaced by Peter Nice (better known as "Nelson"). It was also to become the band's last studio album with EMI.

The album sees the band venturing further into the musical territory which they began exploring on their previous album, Thunder and Consolation (1989). Violinist Ed Alleyne-Johnson was again a vital collaborator. It also featured the works of guitarist Adrian Portas.

The album reached #23 on the UK albums chart in October 1990.

Singles[edit]

The singles released from the album were "Get Me Out" (September 1990), "Purity" (October 1990) and "Space" (June 1991).

Versions[edit]

The LP contained 11 tracks, the CD version included the bonus track "Marrakesh".

The German gatefold-version of the LP had a slightly different cover-artwork. The band logo is printed in light-grey instead of the other version's red logo.

The album was remastered and reissued in 2005 with a bonus disc containing rarities, B-sides and live tracks.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Get Me Out" – 3:19
  2. "Space" (Sullivan, Heaton, Nelson) – 3:25
  3. "Innocence" – 4:52
  4. "Purity" (Sullivan) – 4:47
  5. "Whirlwind" – 4:14
  6. "Marrakesh" (Sullivan) – 3:13
  7. "Lust for Power" (Sullivan) – 4:10
  8. "Bury the Hatchet" – 3:18
  9. "Eleven Years" – 3:51
  10. "Lurhstaap" – 4:36
  11. "Before I Get Old" (Sullivan) – 3:53
  12. "Vanity" (Sullivan) – 5:31

2005 bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Prison" (Sullivan) – 4:13
  2. "Curse" – 3:53
  3. "Far Better Thing" – 5:18
  4. "Lurhstaap" (acoustic version) – 3:46
  5. "Whirlwind" (live) – 4:06
  6. "Space" (live) – 3:45
  7. "Get Me Out" (live) – 3:31
  8. "Purity" (live) – 4:14
  9. "Innocence" (live) – 4:22
  10. "Lurhstaap" (live) – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

Musicians[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Murphy, Michael M.. Impurity (New Model Army album) at AllMusic

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