Saturnine Martial & Lunatic

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Saturnine Martial & Lunatic
Tears for Fears-Saturnine Martial & Lunatic.jpg
Compilation album by Tears for Fears
Released 3 June 1996 (UK)
Recorded 1983–93
Genre Pop rock
Length 78:32
Label Fontana
Mercury Records
Producer Various
Tears for Fears chronology
Raoul and the Kings of Spain
(1995)
Saturine Martial & Lunatic
(1996)
Everybody Loves a Happy Ending
(2004)

Saturnine Martial & Lunatic is a 1996 compilation album released by British band Tears for Fears.[1] It is a collection of B-sides and rare tracks, spanning some ten years of recording from the band's era signed to Mercury/Phonogram Records. The album also includes their 1983 hit single "The Way You Are" (which had been omitted from their 1992 greatest hits album).

The album includes liner notes written by the band members themselves, reflecting on the tracks included.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" – 6:21
  2. "The Big Chair" – 3:20
  3. "Schrödinger's Cat" – 5:03
  4. "My Life in the Suicide Ranks" – 4:32
  5. "When in Love With a Blind Man" – 2:24
  6. "Pharaohs" – 3:41
  7. "Déjà-Vu and the Sins of Science" – 6:24
  8. "The Marauders" – 4:08
  9. "Tears Roll Down" – 3:16
  10. "New Star" – 4:26
  11. "The Body Wah" – 5:19
  12. "Lord of Karma" – 4:41
  13. "Bloodletting Go" – 4:11
  14. "Always in the Past" – 4:38
  15. "Sea Song" – 3:51
  16. "Ashes to Ashes" – 4:31
  17. "Empire Building" – 2:49
  18. "The Way You Are" – 4:57

Notes

  • Track 1 written by Orzabal.
  • Tracks 2 and 6 written by Orzabal/Smith/Stanley/Hughes.
  • Tracks 3, 7, 10, 11, 12, and 13 written by Orzabal/Griffiths.
  • Tracks 4 written by Orzabal/Stanley/Hughes.
  • Track 5, 8, and 14 written by Orzabal/Stanley.
  • Track 9 written by Orzabal/Bascombe.
  • Track 17 written by Orzabal/Smith/Stanley.
  • Track 18 written by Orzabal/Smith/Stanley/Elias.
  • Track 15 written by Robert Wyatt.
  • Track 16 written by David Bowie.

Notes[edit]

  • The included version of "Johnny Panic" is not the original 1990 B-side version, but the remix produced by Fluke, which was released in 1991 as a single in its own right. The original can be heard on the B-side of "Advice For The Young At Heart" and also on the remastered CD of The Seeds Of Love.
  • The included version of "Tears Roll Down" is the original B-side from 1989, not the later "Laid So Low (Tears Roll Down)" version which was a hit single in 1992.
  • Although this album was released after Raoul and the Kings of Spain, it contains none of the various B-sides recorded around the time of that album as Tears for Fears had switched record labels by that time.
  • "Ashes to Ashes" is from the NME charity album Ruby Trax.
  • This album came out before the remastered TFF albums which had many of the B-sides added. It is unclear if the tracks on Saturnine are remastered or not.

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