All About Eve (album)

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All About Eve
All About Eve (album) cover.jpg
Studio album by All About Eve
Released 16 February 1988
Genre Gothic rock, dark wave, dark alternative, alternative rock
Label Mercury, Phonogram
Producer Paul Samwell-Smith,
Richard Gottherer,
Wayne Hussey,
Simon Hinkler
All About Eve chronology
All About Eve
(1988)
Scarlet and Other Stories
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

All About Eve is the self-titled first album of All About Eve. Commercially, this was their most successful, reaching No.7 in the UK charts and spawning four Top 40 singles (one of which went top 10). Most of the album was produced by Paul Samwell-Smith.

Some of the earlier cassette versions of the album had the album title Flowers in Our Hair printed on both sides of the tape, instead of All About Eve.

Although Mark Price (drummer) was a full-time member of the band when this album was completed, he was not present for all of its recording. Some songs feature Mick Brown, on loan from The Mission, one features session drummer Greg Brimstone, and one features a drum machine.

Track listing[edit]

Bold indicates a single release (with UK chart position).
All songs written and composed by Tim Bricheno, Andy Cousin and Julianne Regan except where noted.

  1. "Flowers in Our Hair"
  2. "Gypsy Dance"
  3. "In the Clouds" (47)
  4. "Martha's Harbour" (10)
  5. "Every Angel" (30)
  6. "Like Emily"
  7. "Shelter from the Rain"
  8. "She Moves Through the Fair" (Traditional: arranged Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  9. "Wild Hearted Woman" (33) (Bricheno, Mick Brown, Cousin, Regan)
  10. "Never Promise (Anyone Forever)"
  11. "Apple Tree Man"
  12. "What Kind of Fool" (29)
  13. "In the Meadow"
  14. "Lady Moonlight"

A different version of "Flowers in Our Hair" was released as a single (no chart position) under the band's own "Eden" label before they signed to Mercury and recorded this album.

In return for Julianne Regan helping out on backing vocals for The Mission's first studio album, God's Own Medicine, Wayne Hussey lent his backing vocals to the song "Shelter from the Rain". Hussey and his bandmate Simon Hinkler also produced "Lady Moonlight".

"She Moves Through the Fair" is the only non-All About Eve composition on the album, it being a traditional Irish folk song.

One of the B-Sides to the single "What Kind of Fool" was "The Garden of Jane Delawney", originally by Trees.

Re-Issue[edit]

On 25 September 2015, the album was reissued with 12" versions of some tracks, including singles and B-sides, as part of Universal UMC "Re-Presents" series.[2]

Disc One[edit]

  1. Flowers in Our Hair
  2. Gypsy Dance
  3. In the Clouds
  4. Martha's Harbour
  5. Every Angel
  6. Shelter from the Rain
  7. She Moves Through the Fair
  8. Wild Hearted Woman
  9. Never Promise (Anyone Forever)
  10. What Kind of Fool
  11. In the Meadow
  12. Our Summer (extended version)
  13. Flowers in Our Hair (extended version)
  14. In the Clouds (extended version)
  15. Wild Hearted Woman (extended version)
  16. Every Angel (extended version)
  17. What Kind of Fool (Autumn Rhapsody)

Re-Issues notes disc one: Tracks 1-6, 9-14, 16, 17 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan (as on song listing [i.e., not alphabetical]). Track 7 is a traditional Irish folk song, arrangements by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan. Tracks 8 and 15 by Bricheno, Brown, Cousin, Regan.

Disc Two[edit]

  1. Our Summer
  2. Lady Moonlight
  3. Shelter from the Rain (B-side version)
  4. Flowers in Our Hair (single version)
  5. Paradise
  6. Devil Woman
  7. Calling Your Name
  8. Apple Tree Man
  9. Like Emily
  10. What Kind of Fool (reprise)
  11. Every Angel (single version)
  12. Wild Flowers
  13. Candy Tree
  14. More Than This Hour
  15. Another Door
  16. In the Meadow (live)
  17. Never Promise (Anyone Forever) (live)
  18. What Kind of Fool (single version)
  19. Gold and Silver
  20. The Garden of Jane Delawney

Re-issue notes disc two: Tracks 1-18 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan. Track 19 by Bricheno, Cousin, Price, Regan; culled from the second All About Eve album, Scarlet and Other Stories. Track 20 by Bias Boshell is a Trees cover.

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