Ignite the Seven Cannons

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Ignite the Seven Cannons
Studio album by Felt
Released 20 September 1985
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop, dream pop
Length 36:29
Label Cherry Red
Producer Robin Guthrie
Felt chronology
The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories
(1984)The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories1984
Ignite the Seven Cannons
Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death
(1986)Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
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AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Ignite the Seven Cannons is the fourth album by English alternative rock band Felt, released in 1985.

The album was produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins. His bandmate Elizabeth Fraser features prominently as backing vocalist on "Primitive Painters" which became Felt's most successful single, reaching the top of the UK independent singles chart. Tracks 6, 8, 9 and 11 are instrumental.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lawrence and Maurice Deebank, except where noted. Track 8 was retitled "Elegance" on some reissues.

  1. "My Darkest Light Will Shine" – 2:56
  2. "The Day the Rain Came Down" – 2:31
  3. "Scarlet Servants" – 3:39
  4. "I Don't Know Which Way to Turn" – 2:47
  5. "Primitive Painters" – 6:02
  6. "Textile Ranch" – 2:58
  7. "Black Ship in the Harbour" – 2:59
  8. "Elegance of an Only Dream" (Deebank) – 5:18
  9. "Serpent Shade" (Lawrence) – 2:09
  10. "Caspian See" – 2:03
  11. "Southern State Tapestry" – 3:10


Additional personnel