More Places Forever

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More Places Forever
David Thomas - More Places Forever.jpg
Studio album by David Thomas
Released May 1985 (1985-05)
Recorded July – September 1984 (1984-09)
Studio Suma Recording
(Painesville, OH)
Genre Art rock, avant-prog
Length 35:06
Label Rough Trade
Producer David Thomas
David Thomas chronology
Variations on a Theme
(1983)Variations on a Theme1983
More Places Forever
Monster Walks the Winter Lake
(1986)Monster Walks the Winter Lake1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

More Places Forever is the third studio album by experimental singer-songwriter David Thomas, released in May 1985 by Rough Trade Records.[3] In 1997, the album was remastered by Paul Hamann and David Thomas for its inclusion in the Monster anthology box set.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Lindsay Cooper, Chris Cutler, Tony Maimone and David Thomas, except "About True Friends" co-written with Jack Monck.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Through the Magnifying Glass" 2:58
2. "Enthusiastic" 4:45
3. "Whale Head King" 5:49
4. "Song of the Bailing Man" 4:42
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Big Breezy Day" 3:24
2. "The Farmer's Wife" 4:31
3. "New Broom" 4:20
4. "About True Friends" 4:33


Adapted from the More Places Forever liner notes.[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United Kingdom 1985 Rough Trade LP ROUGH 80
United States Twin/Tone TTR 8551


  1. ^ Anderson, Rick. "David Thomas & the Pedestrians: More Places Forever > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "David Thomas". Robert Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ Grant, Steven; Sheridan, David (2007). "David Thomas". Trouser Press. Retrieved July 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ More Places Forever (sleeve). David Thomas. London, United Kingdom: Rough Trade Records. 1985. 

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