Valhalla Avenue

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Valhalla Avenue
Valhalla Avenue - The Fatima Mansions.jpg
Studio album by
Released1992
GenreAlternative rock
Length44:54
LabelKitchenware
ProducerRalph Jezzard, Victor Van Vugt, Cathal Coughlan
The Fatima Mansions chronology
Bertie's Brochures
(1991)
Valhalla Avenue
(1992)
Come Back My Children
(1992)

Valhalla Avenue was the fourth album release of Irish alternative rock act The Fatima Mansions. Released in 1992 by Kitchenware Records, the album included the singles Evil Man and 1000%. Frontman Cathal Coughlan wrote, and with the assistance of Ralph Jezzard and Victor Van Vugt, produced and engineered the album.

A limited edition was also released with several bonus tracks including obscure cover versions of R.E.M.'s "Shiny Happy People" and Ministry's "Stigmata".

The album reached number 52 on the UK Albums Chart.[1]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Cathal Coughlan.

  1. "Evil Man" (4:12)
  2. "Something Bad" (3:04)
  3. "Valhalla Avenue" (3:19)
  4. "1000%" (3:58)
  5. "North Atlantic Wind" (4:21)
  6. "Purple Window" (5:01)
  7. "Go Home Bible Mike" (3:40)
  8. "Perfumes of Paradise" (3:03)
  9. "Greyhair" (4:26)
  10. "C^7/Breakfast with Bandog" (3:31)
  11. "Ray of Hope, Hoe of Rape" (4:15)
  12. "Be Dead" (2:05)

Personnel[edit]

  • Cathal Ó Cochláin – vocals, robot keyboards
  • Sister Mary Ó Gruama – guitar
  • Duke Ó Málaithe – keyboards
  • Hugh Bunker – bass guitar
  • Nicholas Tiompan Allum – drums, woodwind scoring

Additional Musicians;-

  • Simon Picard – soprano sax on "North Atlantic Wind"
  • Ann Rodgers - vocals on "North Atlantic Wind"
  • Mike Williams - clarinet on "Greyhair" and "Perfumes Of Paradise"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 281-282