Mesh & Lace

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Mesh & Lace
Mesh & Lace cover.jpg
Studio album by Modern English
Released 6 April 1981
Recorded Jacobs Studios, Farnham, England
Genre Post-punk
Length 42:25
72:21 (with bonus tracks)
Language English
Label 4AD
Producer Modern English
Modern English chronology
Mesh & Lace
(1981)
After the Snow
(1982)After the Snow1982

Mesh & Lace is the debut studio album by English post-punk band Modern English. It was released on 6 April 1981, through record label 4AD. The album was reissued on CD in 1992 with seven bonus tracks.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]

Trouser Press panned the album, calling it "a load of monotonous droning and shouting by a precious art band oppressively weighed down by its self-conscious 4AD pretensions."[2]

Vinyl LP track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Modern English.

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "16 Days" 4:33
2. "Just a Thought" 4:08
3. "Move in Light" 4:45
4. "Grief" 6:28
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "The Token Man" 6:32
2. "A Viable Commercial" 4:24
3. "Black Houses" 5:44
4. "Dance of Devotion (A Love Song)" 5:51

CD track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Gathering Dust" 4:20
2. "16 Days" 4:33
3. "Just a Thought" 4:08
4. "Move in Light" 4:45
5. "Grief" 6:28
6. "The Token Man" 6:32
7. "A Viable Commercial" 4:24
8. "Black Houses" 5:44
9. "Dance of Devotion (A Love Song)" 5:51
10. "Smiles and Laughter" 3:12
11. "Mesh and Lace" 4:19
12. "Tranquility of a Summer Moment (Vice Versa)" 7:02
13. "Home" 3:50
14. "Swans on Glass" 4:35
15. "Incident" 2:38

Personnel[edit]

  • Robbie Grey – vocals, production
  • Gary McDowell – guitar, vocals, production
  • Mick Conroy – bass guitar, vocals, production
  • Stephen Walker – keyboards, production
  • Richard Brown – drums, production
Technical

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