Scarlet and Other Stories

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Scarlet and Other Stories
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Studio album by All About Eve
Released 16 October 1989
Genre Gothic rock, alternative rock, post-punk, dark alternative
Label Mercury, Phonogram
Producer Paul Samwell-Smith, All About Eve
All About Eve chronology
All About Eve
Scarlet and Other Stories
Touched by Jesus
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Scarlet and Other Stories is the second studio album by All About Eve. It was held to be considerably darker both in tone and lyrics than their first album, All About Eve. The relationship between lead singer Julianne Regan and guitarist Tim Bricheno broke down during the album's recording and production, and Regan later said that she hadn't wept as much in her life as she had during the making of this album.

Scarlet and Other Stories reached No. 9 in the UK charts with three Top 40 singles resulting from it.

Track listing[edit]

Bold indicates a single release (with UK chart position).
All songs written and composed by Tim Bricheno, Andy Cousin, Mark Price and Julianne Regan except where noted.

  1. "Road to Your Soul" (37)
  2. "Dream Now" (Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  3. "Gold and Silver"
  4. "Scarlet" (34) (Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  5. "December" (34)
  6. "Blind Lemon Sam" (Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  7. "More Than the Blues"
  8. "Tuesday's Child"
  9. "Pieces of Our Heart" (Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)
  10. "Hard Spaniard"
  11. "The Empty Dancehall"
  12. "Only One Reason"
  13. "The Pearl Fishermen" (Bricheno, Cousin, Regan)


This would be the last album by All About Eve to feature Tim Bricheno on guitars until Keepsakes seventeen years later. He was replaced in time for their third album Touched by Jesus by Church guitarist Marty Willson-Piper.


On 25 September 2015, Scarlet and Other Stories was re-released as a two disc format and audio download medium as part of Universal UMC "Re-Presents" series.[1]

Disc One[edit]

  1. Road to Your Soul
  2. Dream Now
  3. Gold and Silver
  4. Scarlet
  5. December
  6. Blind Lemon Sam
  7. More Than the Blues
  8. Tuesday's Child
  9. Pieces of Our Heart
  10. Hard Spaniard
  11. The Empty Dancehall
  12. Only One Reason
  13. The Pearl Fishermen
  14. Road to Your Soul (extended version)
  15. December (Narnia Mix)
  16. Drowning
  17. The Witch's Promise
  18. Paradise (89 Remix)

Re-Issues notes disc one: Tracks 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 & 16 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan, Price (as on song listing [IE not alphabetical]). Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 13 & 18 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan. Track 17 by Ian Anderson is a Jethro Tull cover.

Disc Two[edit]

  1. Theft (If I Had You)
  2. Different Sky
  3. The Dreamer
  4. Our Summer (live in Hammersmith, London, 1989)
  5. Candy Tree (live in Hammersmith, London, 1989)
  6. Tuesday's Child (live in Hammersmith, London, 1989)
  7. In the Clouds (live in Glasgow, 1991)
  8. Never Promise (Anyone Forever) [live in Glasgow 1991]
  9. Scarlet (live in Glasgow, 1991)
  10. More Than the Blues (live in Glasgow, 1991)
  11. Road to Your Soul (live in Glasgow, 1991)
  12. The Pearl Fishermen (live BBC Saturday Sequence 14 September 1989)
  13. Blind Lemon Sam (live BBC Saturday Sequence 14 September 1989)
  14. The Empty Dancehall (live BBC Richard Skinner 1 October 1989)
  15. December (live BBC Richard Skinner 1 October 1989)
  16. The Pearl Fishermen (live BBC Richard Skinner 1 October 1989)
  17. Only One Reason (live BBC Richard Skinner 1 October 1989)

Re-issue notes disc two: Tracks 1 & 2 by All About Eve. Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, & 16 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan. Tracks 10, 11, 14 & 15 by Bricheno, Cousin, Regan, Price. Track 3 by Cousin, Regan, Price, Willson-Piper. Track 3 is culled from the third All About Eve album, Touched By Jesus.


  • Julianne Regan – vocals, keyboards (tracks 1, 4)
  • Tim Bricheno – guitars, keyboards (1), banjo (7)
  • Andy Cousin – bass, keyboards (5)
  • Mark Price – drums, percussion

Additional personnel:


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