Shine So Hard

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Shine So Hard
Bunnymen shinesohard.jpg
EP by
Released10 April 1981
Recorded17 January 1981, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton
LabelKorova / WEA
ProducerBill Drummond, Hugh Jones
Echo & the Bunnymen chronology
The Puppet
Shine So Hard
A Promise
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2/5 stars[1]

Shine So Hard is a live 12" EP released by the band Echo & the Bunnymen on 10 April 1981. The EP reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart.


Having returned from the United States where they were promoting their debut album Crocodiles, Echo & the Bunnymen went on to tour the United Kingdom. The concert held at the Pavilion Gardens in Buxton, Derbyshire on 17 January 1981 was recorded by the Manor Mobile. Four songs from the concert, "Crocodiles", "Zimbo", "All That Jazz" and "Over the Wall", were mixed at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales. The EP was released on 10 April 1981 and subsequently peaked at number 37 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the band's first hit single.[2]

The title of the EP comes from a line in an earlier Bunnymen song, "Stars Are Stars".[3]

A limited edition of 500 32-minute videos were subsequently released in 1982 of the Buxton concert. These were made available only to people who had been present at the concert.[4]

When Crocodiles was remastered and reissued in 2003, the four tracks from the EP were included as bonus tracks.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

UK release (ECHO 1)
  1. "Crocodiles" (live) – 5:06
  2. "Zimbo" (live) – 3:32
  3. "All That Jazz" (live) – 2:52
  4. "Over the Wall" (live) – 5:29
New Zealand release (MX 214362)
  1. "Crocodiles" (live) – 5:06
  2. "All That Jazz" (live) – 2:52
  3. "Zimbo" (live) – 3:32
  4. "Over the Wall" (live) – 5:29





  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  3. ^ Bell, Max (September 2003), Heaven Up Here 2003 reissue liner notes
  4. ^ "The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography". Villiers Retrieved 1 April 2008.