Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls (album)

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Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
Studio album by Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
Released 1980
Recorded July 1980
Genre Synthpop
Gothic rock
Label RSO
Producer Martin Hannett and Steve Hopkins
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls chronology
Snap, Crackle & Bop
(1980)
Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
(1980)
Zip Style Method
(1982)
Singles from Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls
  1. "Mr X"
    Released: November 1980
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Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Pauline Murray And The Invisible Girls (sometimes called Untitled) is the only album made by Penetration singer Pauline Murray and The Invisible Girls, John Cooper Clarke's backing band. It was released in September 1980 on the RSO label.

Alongside core members Martin Hannett on bass and record production, Steve Hopkins on keyboards and Paul Burgess on drums, the band included several musicians from other Manchester bands: The Durutti Column's Vini Reilly and Dave Rowbotham on guitar, John Maher from Buzzcocks on drums, Dave Hassell on percussion and Murray's boyfriend Robert Blamire on bass. Like Murray, Blamire had been a member of Penetration until it dissolved in late 1979. With Blamire in the band, Hannett moved from bass to keyboards.

Tracklisting[edit]

Original LP content[2][edit]

A Side[edit]

  1. "Screaming In The Darkness"
  2. "Dream Sequence 1"
  3. "European Eyes"
  4. "Shoot You Down"
  5. "Sympathy"
  6. "Time Slipping"

B Side[edit]

  1. "Drummer Boy"
  2. "Thundertunes"
  3. "When Will We Learn"
  4. "Mr X"
  5. "Judgement Day"

1993 CD reissue[edit]

The three songs from the single Searching For Heaven are included as bonus tracks.

  1. "Screaming In The Darkness" - 3:36
  2. "Dream Sequence 1" - 3:19
  3. "European Eyes" - 3:20
  4. "Shoot You Down" - 2:07
  5. "Sympathy" - 2:47
  6. "Time Slipping" - 4:04
  7. "Drummer Boy" - 3:03
  8. "Thundertunes" - 3:23
  9. "When Will We Learn" - 3:35
  10. "Mr X" - 4:27
  11. "Judgement Day" - 4:25
  12. "The Visitor" - 3:44
  13. "Animal Crazy" - 3:16
  14. "Searching For Heaven" - 2:59

The version of Dream Sequence 1 on this CD differs from the one on the original vinyl release. It may be a completely different take or possibly a different vocal recording over the same backing.

Singles[edit]

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, "Dream Sequences", 7", 10", Illusive Records, 1980, IVEX1

  1. "Dream Sequence I"
  2. "Dream Sequence II"

Produced and arranged by the Invisible Girls who include Martin Hannett, Robert Blamire, Steve Hopkins. Thanks also to Alan Rawlings. Published by Quarry Music. Cover by Peter Saville, Trevor Key Released through RSO Records Limited

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, "Mr X", 7", Illusive Records, 1980, IVE2

  1. "Mr X"
  2. "Two Shots"

Written by Pauline Murray and Robert Blamire. Recorded in the Big Room. Mixed by Martin Hannett. Produced and Arranged by the Invisible Girls. Released through RSO Records Limited

Pauline Murray and the Invisible Girls, "Searching for Heaven", 7", 10", Illusive Records, 1981, IVEX3

  1. "Searching for Heaven" (Murray, Blamire, Wayne Hussey)
  2. "Animal Crazy" (Murray)
  3. "The Visitor" (Murray)

Bass - Robert Blamire, Keyboards - Steve Hopkins, Guitar - Wayne Hussey, Drums - John Maher. Uncredited guitar by Bernard Sumner on "Searching for Heaven" Produced by Martin Hannett. Photography, Sheila Rock, Design, Martyn Atkins Thanks also to Alan Rawlings. Published by Quarry Music. Cover by Peter Saville, Trevor Key Released through RSO Records Limited

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