Pure (The Lightning Seeds album)

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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
Dizzy Heights
(1996)Dizzy Heights1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 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.

1."The Life of Riley" 4:03
2."Sense"Broudie, Terry Hall4:11
3."Blowing Bubbles" 4:13
4."Pure" 3:47
5."Sweet Dreams"Broudie, Richard Jobson4:27
6."All I Want"Broudie, Peter Coyle2:54
7."A Small Slice of Heaven"Broudie, Hall3:48
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 McNabb4:30
14."Tingle Tangle" 3:21
15."God Help Them"Broudie, Paul Simpson3:43
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 (1996) Peak chart position
UK Albums Chart 27[2]



  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")...