|Studio album by Toad the Wet Sprocket|
|Released||January 16, 1990|
|Recorded||1989, Paul & Mike's Recording Studio, Los Angeles, CA|
|Toad the Wet Sprocket chronology|
Pale is a 1990 album by American alternative rock band Toad the Wet Sprocket, and the band's second album. It was recorded independently in 1989 for roughly $6000. During the recording of Pale, the band signed with Columbia Records. However, they declined to re-record any of the album in a more polished way. Columbia released the album without alterations, as it had done with the 1989 re-release of their debut 1988 album Bread & Circus. Pale was released in January 1990. "Come Back Down" was the first radio single for the album.
In May 2009, the band announced plans to re-release Pale, out of print since 2001, in a remastered edition with expanded artwork and bonus tracks culled from the album sessions that didn't make it onto the album. Their debut, Bread & Circus would also get the same kind of re-issue. In 2010 the band signed a deal with Primary Wave to handle their back catalog and licensing. These reissues occurred in 2011.
All songs written and composed by Toad the Wet Sprocket.
|2.||"Come Back Down"||3:19|
|3.||"Don't Go Away"||4:33|
|4.||"High on a Riverbed"||4:01|
|5.||"I Think About"||3:23|
|10.||"Nothing Is Alone"||2:38|
Known "Pale" session Outtakes:
- Hold Her Down (Released as B-side to "Jam")
- Keep Moving
- This Is My Friend (later re-recorded in 1996 during the "Coil" sessions as "This Is My Life")
- Wrapped In Water
- All She Said
- All She Said (Live In Room Practice Take, New Arrangement) (Later Appeared On "In Light Syrup")
Singles - Billboard (North America)
|1990||"Come Back Down"||Modern Rock Tracks||27|