Love in Bright Landscapes

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Love In Bright Landscapes
Compilation album by The Triffids
Released 1986
Recorded various
Genre Rock, folk rock
Label White/Mushroom, Hot
Producer The Triffids
The Triffids chronology
Treeless Plain
(1986)
Love In Bright Landscapes
(1986)
Born Sandy Devotional
(1986)

Love In Bright Landscapes is an anthology by Australian folk rock group, The Triffids, which was released in 1986.[1][2] The original LP had ten tracks compiled from their album, EP and single releases in the period from 1983 to 1985,[2] during which time the group were resident in Perth, Sydney and London.[1] Three additional tracks from the same sources were included on the later CD version of the album.[2][3]

All the tracks were written by lead singer and rhythm guitarist, David McComb;[4] with the exception of "Raining Pleasure" which was co-written with James Paterson,[4] and "You Don't Miss Your Water" which was written by William Bell.[4] All tracks were arranged and produced by The Triffids. The album was first released in 1986 by Hot Records, and by White Records Label a subsidiary of Mushroom Records.[2] Track 4, "Hell of a Summer", is misspelt on the vinyl LP version as "Hello of a Summer".[3]

In January 2008 filming of The Triffids reunion concert at the Sydney Festival for a biopic occurred.[5] In early 2009 Danielle Karalus, film producer and director, and Jonathan Alley, radio station 3RRR broadcaster, proposed a documentary film, Love in Bright Landscapes: The Story of David McComb of The Triffids, which was in development after the tenth anniversary of David McComb's death.[6][7]

Alley, as a co-producer of the project, organised a tribute show, Deep in a Dream: An Evening with the Songs of David McComb, which was recorded and issued on CD later in 2009 to raise funds for the film.[8] Performers at the gig, held at the Corner Hotel in Melbourne, included an expanded version of The Blackeyed Susans, another band founded by David McComb, which were assisted by former The Triffids' members Graham Lee and Robert McComb.[8][9] As of November 2010 the documentary was still in production.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "You Don't Miss Your Water ('Till Your Well Runs Dry)" - 2:52 (originally appeared as a single, August 1985)
  2. "Red Pony" - 4:10 (from the album, Treeless Plain, November 1983)
  3. "Raining Pleasure" - 2:31 (from the EP, Raining Pleasure, June 1984)
  4. "Hell Of A Summer" - 4:30 (from the album, Treeless Plain, November 1983)
  5. "Jesus Calling" - 3:41 (from the EP, Raining Pleasure, June 1984)
  6. "Bright Lights, Big City" - 3:33 (from the EP Field Of Glass, February, 1985)
  7. "Rosevel" - 3:00 (from the album Treeless Plain, November, 1983)
  8. "Property Is Condemned" - 2:57 (from the EP Raining Pleasure, June 1984)
  9. "My Baby Thinks She's A Train" - 3:35 (from the album, Treeless Plain, November 1983)
  10. "Monkey On My Back" - 3:41 (from the EP Field Of Glass, February, 1985)
  11. "Embedded" - 3:55 (from the EP, Raining Pleasure, June 1984)
  12. "Old Ghostrider" - 3:08 (from the album, Treeless Plain, November 1983)
  13. "Madeline" - 2:33 (from the album, Treeless Plain, November 1983)

The original vinyl edition of the album excludes the last three tracks.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'The Triffids'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 17 April 2004. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d Holmgren, Magnus; Skjefte, Morten; Warnqvist, Stefan; Simonetti, Vince. "The Triffids". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 28 July 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Listings for Love In Bright Landscapes". Discogs. Retrieved 2007-12-20. 
  4. ^ a b c Australasian Performing Rights Association
  5. ^ Stapleton, John. "Triffids Return in Tribute to McComb". The Australian (News Corp Australia). Archived from the original on 9 January 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ballico, Christina (April 2009). "Jonathan Alley: Love in Bright Landscapes". Isolated Sounds. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  7. ^ "Love in Bright Landscapes: The Story of David McComb of The Triffids". Documentary Australia Foundation. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "Deep in a Dream: An Evening with the Songs of David McComb". 3RRR. Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  9. ^ Zoric, Lauren (2009). "Various: Deep in a Dream: An Evening with the Songs of David McComb". Mess+Noise (Sound Alliance). Retrieved 19 May 2014. 
  10. ^ "Love in Bright Landscapes: The Story of David McComb of The Triffids". AustLit (David Carter). 2011. Retrieved 19 May 2014.