The Samples (album)

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The Samples
Studio album by The Samples
Released 1989
Genre Pop rock, Reggae
Label Arista, What Are Records?
Producer Walt Beery
The Samples chronology
The Samples
Underwater People
(1991)Underwater People1991

The Samples is the eponymous debut album by The Samples. Produced by Walt Beery, the album was initially recorded and released independently, but was later released on Arista Records in May 1989, and then re- re-released in 1993 on What Are Records?.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Sean Kelly, except where noted.

  1. "Feel Us Shaking" (Kelly, Andy Sheldon, Al Laughlin, Jeep MacNichol) – 4:40
  2. "Waited Up" (Kelly, Laughlin) – 5:12
  3. "Ocean of War" – 5:01
  4. "Could It Be Another Change" – 3:28
  5. "Close to the Fires" – 4:33
  6. "African Ivory" – 5:24
  7. "My Town" (Kelly, Laughlin) – 2:57
  8. "Birth of Words" – 4:41
  9. "After the Rain" – 3:58
  10. "Nature" (Kelly, Sheldon, Laughlin, MacNichol) – 5:37


  • Sean Kelly (Lead Singer, Guitars)
  • Andy Sheldon (Bass, Vocals)
  • Al Laughlin (Keyboards, Vocals)
  • Jeep MacNichol (Drums/Percussion)
  • Charles Hambleton (Guitars/Mandolin)