Pure (The Lightning Seeds album)

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Pure
Album cover for Pure (1996)
Compilation album by The Lightning Seeds
Released 6 May 1996
Recorded 1989-1991
Genre Alternative rock, Pop
Length 71:49
Label Virgin (CDV 2805)
Producer Ian Broudie
The Lightning Seeds chronology
Jollification
(1994)
Pure
(1996)
Dizzy Heights
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Pure is a compilation album by pop band The Lightning Seeds, released in 1996 and reaching #27 in the UK Albums Chart.[2]

The first of what would turn out to be five compilations Ian Broudie released from 1996 to 2006, Pure, The Lightning Seeds' first release by Virgin, is almost a reissue rather than a compilation, since it consists of all but three of the songs released by Epic on the first two albums, Cloudcuckooland from 1990 and Sense from 1992; the only songs missing are one song from the first album ("Control the Flame") and two from Sense: ("Where Flowers Fade" and "Marooned").[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Broudie; except where indicated.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Life of Riley"   4:03
2. "Sense" Broudie, Terry Hall 4:11
3. "Blowing Bubbles"   4:13
4. "Pure"   3:47
5. "Sweet Dreams" Broudie, Richard Jobson 4:27
6. "All I Want" Broudie, Peter Coyle 2:54
7. "A Small Slice of Heaven" Broudie, Hall 3:48
8. "Love Explosion"   4:16
9. "Don't Let Go"   3:58
10. "Joy"   4:16
11. "The Price"   4:17
12. "A Cool Place"   2:56
13. "Happy" Broudie, Ian McNabb 4:30
14. "Tingle Tangle"   3:21
15. "God Help Them" Broudie, Paul Simpson 3:43
16. "Bound in a Nutshell"   4:32
17. "The Nearly Man"   3:08
18. "Thinking Up, Looking Down"   5:19
  • Tracks 1, 2, 3, 7, 12, 13, 14, 18 from Sense
  • Tracks 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 from Cloudcuckooland

Charts[edit]

Charts (1996) Peak chart position
UK Albums Chart 27[2]

Certifications[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "The Lightning Seeds: Pure > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-08-06. 
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 321. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Moxon, Mark (4 March 2002). "The Lightning Seeds - the Albums". Arts and Entertainment / Music / Musical Works. h2g2. Retrieved 2014-05-27. A rushed compilation of 18 songs from the first two albums, ...[i]t misses off one song from Cloudcuckooland ("Control the Flame") and two from Sense ("Where Flowers Fade" and "Marooned")...