Deception (album)

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Studio album by The Colourfield
Released March 1987
Recorded Davout Studio, Paris
Wool Hall Studio, Bath
39th. St. Music, New York 1986-1987
Genre New wave, alternative rock
Length 40:29
Label Chrysalis Records
Producer Richard Gottehrer and Jeffery Lesser
The Colourfield chronology
The Colour Field
Ultra Modern Nursery Rhymes
by Terry, Blair & Anouchka
Singles from Deception
  1. "Running Away" b/w "Digging It Deep"
    Released: February 1987
  2. "She" b/w "Monkey in Winter"
    Released: 1987
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Deception was to be the last album released by the British new wave band, The Colourfield. During the recording of the album Karl Shale left during the sessions. Terry has since voiced his displeasure with the recording of the album because he did not feel he had the control of the session musicians and producers the way he needed to preserve The Colourfield’s sound.


Deception was much less successful than its predecessor Virgins and Philistines, and only reached #95[2] in the UK. It was promoted by two singles both cover versions. The first, "Running Away", a cover of the Sly and the Family Stone hit, made #84,[2] and the second single, "She" (originally performed by The Monkees) didn't chart at all.

In 2010, the album along with Virgins and Philistines was re-released on CD in the UK by Cherry Red records additional with bonus tracks.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Badlands" 4:47
2. "Running Away" (Written by Freddie Stewart and Sly Stone) 3:56
3. "From Dawn to Distraction" 3:42
4. "Confession" 4:37
5. "Miss Texas 1967" 4:13
Side two
No. Title Length
6. "She" (Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart) 3:22
7. "Heart Of America" 5:01
8. "Digging it Deep" 3:54
9. "Monkey in Winter" 5:16
10. "Goodbye Sun Valley" 4:42
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
11. "Things Could Be Beautiful" 3:25
12. "Frosty Mornings" 4:20
13. "She (Single Mix)" 3:14
14. "Monkey in Winter (with Sinéad O'Connor)" 5:00
15. "Running Away (Arthur Baker Dub Version)" 7:10


Additional personnel[edit]

  • Gregg Mangiafico – Keyboards
  • Sammy Merendino – Drum Programming
  • Roland Orzabal - Guitar on "Running Away" and "Confession"
  • Dolette McDonald, Deborah Malone & Janice Pendarvis - Background Vocals on "Digging It Deep"


  1. ^ Sutton, Michael. Review: Deception. Allmusic. Retrieved on 2010-04-12.
  2. ^ a b "Chart Stats - The Colour Field". Retrieved 2009-03-10.