Pure (The Lightning Seeds song)

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Single by Lightning Seeds
from the album Cloudcuckooland
Released12 June 1989[1]
GenreAlternative rock, pop rock
Songwriter(s)Ian Broudie
Producer(s)Lightning Seeds
Lightning Seeds singles chronology
"All I Want"

"Pure" is a single by the British music group The Lightning Seeds from their debut album Cloudcuckooland.

The song peaked at No. 16 in the UK. The track is the band's sole entry on the Billboard Hot 100's Top 40 in the United States, peaking at No. 31. It was the first of many chart hits for the band on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at No. 8 on the chart.


The first Lightning Seeds single release, "Pure" is significant in that it was the first song Broudie had "completely written and sung, ever".[2] It was when producing a track for The Pale Fountains that Broudie was offered a chance to release some of his own material. He was originally apprehensive:

Nonetheless, Broudie proceeded to record "Pure" at a studio in Kirkby. 200 copies of the single were originally pressed, but after some radio play and attention at The Haçienda, the song soon sprang to mainstream consciousness.

Cover versions[edit]

The Greek synthpop duo Marsheaux have covered "Pure" on their 2004 album E-Bay Queen. English Singer-Songwriter Luke Sital-Singh released Pure as a single in May 2016.


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