Lost in the Former West

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Lost in the Former West
Lost in the Former West - The Fatima Mansions.jpg
Studio album by
Released1994
GenreAlternative rock
Length48:45
LabelKitchenware, Radioactive
ProducerRalph Jezzard, Jerry Harrison, Gil Norton
The Fatima Mansions chronology
Come Back My Children
(1992)
Lost in the Former West
(1994)

Lost in the Former West was the final album released by The Fatima Mansions. Writing for Hot Press, Liam Fay said that it is "both Fatima Mansions’ most accessible and most ambitious release yet. It revisits virtually all the bases that the band has touched during its previous four albums but maintains a cohesion and easy-appeal throughout. More than anything else, it is the sound of a group who feel that their time has finally come."[1]

As with Viva Dead Ponies, the song listing as released in the US differed from the UK version, incorporating "Something Bad" and "Go Home Bible Mike" from Valhalla Avenue, while excluding "Sunken Cities". The track "Nite Flights" is a cover of The Walker Brothers song.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Cathal Coughlan, except where noted.[3]

  1. "Belong Nowhere" (4:52)
  2. "The Loyaliser" (3:14)
  3. "Popemobile to Paraguay" (4:39)
  4. "Walk Yr Way" (4:58)
  5. "Brunceling's Song" (4:02)
  6. "Lost in the Former West" (2:48)
  7. "Nite Flights" (Scott Walker) (3:49)
  8. "Your World Customer" (3:31)
  9. "Sunken Cities" (3:53)
  10. "Brain Blister" (3:57)
  11. "A Walk in the Woods" (5:11)
  12. "Humiliate Me" (3:43)

Personnel[edit]

  • Cathal Coughlan – vocals, occasional keyboards
  • Andrías Ó Gruama – guitar
  • Nick Bagnall – keyboards
  • Hugh Bunker – bass guitar
  • Nicholas Tiompan Allum – drums, wind

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Fay, Liam. "Fatima Mansions: “Lost In The Former West” (Radioactive Records)". Hot Press. Retrieved 26 July 2020
  2. ^ Young, Rob. "No Regrets: Writings on Scott Walker". 2013
  3. ^ Raggett, Ned. "Lost in the Former West. AllMusic. Retrieved 26 July 2020