The Splendour of Fear

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The Splendour of Fear
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Studio album by Felt
Released February 1984
Recorded Woodbine Street Studios, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Genre Alternative rock, post-punk, indie pop, dream pop
Length 30:48
Label Cherry Red
Producer John A. Rivers
Felt chronology
Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty
(1982)
The Splendour of Fear
(1984)
The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Sounds 5/5 stars[2]

The Splendour of Fear is the second album by English alternative rock band Felt, released in 1984. The cover art is taken from the poster for the 1966 Andy Warhol/Paul Morrissey film Chelsea Girls.

A largely instrumental album, only tracks 2 and 5 have lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Lawrence and Maurice Deebank, except where noted.

  1. "Red Indians" - 1:57
  2. "The World Is as Soft as Lace" - 4:19
  3. "The Optimist and the Poet" - 7:54 (Lawrence)
  4. "Mexican Bandits" - 3:51
  5. "The Stagnant Pool" - 8:29
  6. "A Preacher in New England" - 4:18 (Deebank)

Personnel[edit]

Felt[3]
  • Lawrence – rhythm guitar (tracks 1, 2, 3, and 5), vocals (tracks 2 and 5), lead guitar (track 5)
  • Maurice Deebank – lead guitar
  • Mick Lloyd – bass guitar (tracks 1-5)
  • Gary Ainge – drums (tracks 1-5)
Production
  • John A. Rivers - production

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