Colourbox (1985 album)

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Colourbox - Colourbox CAD 508 album cover.jpg
Studio album by Colourbox
Released August 12, 1985
Recorded Palladium, Guerilla, Rooster, and Maison Rouge
Genre Electronica
Length 42:09
Label 4AD
Producer Martyn Young (except "Punch" by Bob Carter)
Colourbox chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Colourbox is the only full-length studio album from Colourbox, released by 4AD in August 1985. CAD 508 is the album's catalogue number, used to distinguish it from the earlier mini-album of the same name. The first 10,000 copies of the vinyl LP came with a bonus LP MAD 509. The CD release included the first side of the bonus LP.[2] The album was preceded by the singles "Say You" in March 1984, "Punch" in June 1984, and "The Moon Is Blue" in July 1985.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Steve and Martyn Young, except where noted.

  1. "Sleepwalker" – 2:16
  2. "Just Give 'em Whiskey" – 4:19
  3. "Say You" (U-Roy) – 3:58
  4. "The Moon Is Blue" – 4:37
  5. "Inside Informer" – 4:24
  6. "Punch" – 5:01
  7. "Suspicion" – 4:27
  8. "Manic" – 2:26
  9. "You Keep Me Hangin On" (HollandDozierHolland) – 5:38
  10. "Arena" – 4:23


  • All instruments by Steve and Martyn Young.
  • Vocals by Lorita Grahame.
  • Guitar solo on "Manic" by William Orbit.
  • Tablas on "Arena" by Chris Karan.
  • Produced by Martyn Young, except "Punch" produced by Bob Carter.
  • Recorded at Palladium, Guerilla, Rooster, and Maison Rouge.
  • Mixed at Rooster, Guerilla, and Maison Rouge.
  • "Arena" mixed by Hugh Jones at R.G. Jones.
  • Engineered by Jon Turner (at Palladium), John Madden (at Rooster), and Rico (at Guerilla).
  • Sleeve design by Vaughan Oliver.