Bertie's Brochures

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Bertie's Brochures
Bertie's Brochures - The Fatima Mansions.jpg
Studio album by
GenreAlternative rock
ProducerCathal Coughlan, Ralph Jezzard
The Fatima Mansions chronology
Viva Dead Ponies
Bertie's Brochures
Valhalla Avenue

Recorded and released between Viva Dead Ponies and Valhalla Avenue, the Bertie's Brochures mini-album found The Fatima Mansions displaying their more subtle side, with the record being dominated with slower, piano-led ballads such as the title track and their cover of Scott Walker's "Long About Now", although their radically altered take on REM's "Shiny Happy People" and "Mario Vargas Yoni" represented the band's noisier and more scathing side too.

The EP was primarily a way of showcasing the songs "Behind The Moon" and "Bertie's Brochures" which had been played since The Fatima Mansions' earliest gigs in 1989, but had not fit in with either of their albums at this point.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Cathal Coughlan; except where indicated

  1. "Behind The Moon" (3:47)
  2. "Bertie's Brochures" (5:15)
  3. "Shiny Happy People" (Bill Berry, Michael Stipe, Mike Mills, Peter Buck) - (3:17)
  4. "VN (Apology)" (1:21)
  5. "Mario Vargas Yoni" (2:30)
  6. "Smiling" (3:05)
  7. "Long About Now" (Scott Engel) - (1:53)
  8. "The Great Valerio" (Richard Thompson) - (4:26)


The Fatima Mansions