The Warp of Pure Fun

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The Warp Of Pure Fun
Studio album by Paul Haig
Released 1986
Recorded 1984/85
Genre Synth Pop
Label Les Disques Du Crepuscule, LTM
Producer Paul Haig, Alan Rankine, Bernard Sumner (The Only Truth)
Paul Haig chronology
Rhythm Of Life
(1983)
The Warp Of Pure Fun
(1986)
European Sun
(1988)

The Warp of Pure Fun is an album by Paul Haig.

After the release of Paul Haig's first album with Island, Rhythm Of Life, tracks were recorded for a follow-up during 1984, including. The Only Truth, produced by Bernard Sumner and Donald Johnson of A Certain Ratio. However, due to lack of sales for Rhythm, Island got cold feet and decided to shelve the unreleased album entirely.

Rather than release the cancelled set on Crepuscule, it was decided to combine half the album with new songs recorded throughout 1985. Haig launched his fightback later in the year with a powerful single, "Heaven Help You Now", the lead single from The Warp Of Pure Fun.

Produced with Alan Rankine, it was a more involving, honest set than its predecessor, offering warmer songs and arrangements (and live drums) in place of programmed rhythm tracks, though without entirely abandoning club appeal. In the UK, The Warp Of Pure Fun appeared on another short-lived Crepuscule offshoot, Operation Afterglow, but while the album fared well as an independent release, Afterglow failed to propel it into the national chart.

Previously released on CD in Japan only, with no bonus tracks, The Warp Of Pure Fun was fully remastered and released by LTM in 2003.

Track Listing - 1986 Release[edit]

  1. Silent Motion
  2. Heaven Help You Now
  3. Love Eternal
  4. This Dying Flame
  5. Sense of Fun
  6. Scare Me
  7. Big Blue World
  8. The Only Truth
  9. One Lifetime Away
  10. Love and War

Track Listing - 2003 Release[edit]

  1. Silent Motion
  2. Heaven Help You Now
  3. Love Eternal
  4. This Dying Flame
  5. Sense of Fun
  6. Scare Me
  7. Big Blue World
  8. The Only Truth
  9. One Lifetime Away
  10. Love and War
  11. Ghost Rider
  12. Endless Song
  13. Shining Hour
  14. Trust
  15. Dangerous Life
  16. World Raw.