Legendary Pink Dots - Any Day Now - 1987 Industrial Minimal Synth LP

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Legendary Pink Dots - Any Day Now

Label: Play It Again Sam Records USA
Cat#: BIUS 1007
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Record: VG++
Cover: VG+ VG++ corner wear, ringwear
Includes a printed inner sleeve
Country: US
Released: 1987
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental, Avantgarde


A1 Casting The Runes

Harmonium – G.W.Voice – Lady Sunshine 5:50

A2 A Strychnine Kiss

Baritone Saxophone – Hanz Myre
Drums – Tony Copier
Piano – P.Q.Trumpet – G.W. 3:00

A3 Laguna Beach
Acoustic Guitar – S.M.A. 3:00

A4 The Gallery
Keyboards [Bass] – T.S.M.Soprano Saxophone, Harmonium – G.W. 3:00

A5 Neon Marines
Keyboards – G.W. 5:30

B1 True Love
Electronic Drums – J. Piano – G.W.
Sequenced By – T.S.M. 3:30

B2 The Peculiar Fun Fair 0:20

B3 Waiting For The Cloud
Drums – Tony Copier
Flute – Hanz Myre
Keyboards, Trumpet – G.W.
Voice – Lady Sunshine 10:20

B4 Cloud Zero
Piano – G.W. 6:10

Artwork [Cover Art] – Stephan Barbery
Bass – J. (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1, B3)
Electronics – T.S.M. (tracks: A1, A4, A5, B3, B4)
Guitar – S.M.A. (tracks: A1, A2, A5, B1, B3)
Keyboards – T.S.M. (tracks: A1 to A3, A5, B1, B3)
Lyrics By – Edward Ka-Spel
Mastered By – HCB
Technician [Sound Processing] – Hanz Myre
Violin – P.Q. (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)
Voice – E.K. (tracks: A1 to B1, B3, B4)

Recorded at the Rainy Farm, Klaverland (thanks Niels!) in July 1987.
Track A5 is "For The Victims Of The Herald".
Sing While You May
Marketed, manufactured and distributed by Wax Trax Records, Inc.

This is one of their early albums, and probably one of their best, but that's very very difficult to decide since they have a lot of albums (around 30) an all of them range from very good to excellent.

This album is very electronic, with evident gothic touches here and there ('Casting the runes'), but always complemented with other instruments: violins, guitars and obviously sweet Ka-spel's voice.

All the songs in this album are good, some are simply excellent. some examples: 'Casting the runes', sounds like a gothic song but obviously with LPD signature. 'The Gallery' is an incredible song, very theatrical and orchestral, the only similar thing I've ever heard is Pink Floyd's 'The Trial'.

'Waiting for the cloud' is a 10-minute song constituted in 3 different parts, the 1st and the 3rd very melancholic (very similar to later LPD songs 'New Tomorrow' and 'Cheraderama'), and the 2nd more energetic, with electric guitar and catchy chorus. 'The Light in my little girl's eyes' is an old song reshaped now with violins, very emotional and a superb song.

It pulls so many musical styles together and yet seems to flow so seamlessly, The centerpiece of the album is the 10 minute epic "Waiting for the Cloud" is the centerpiece of the album and shows the many styles of the band starting as a slow ballad and then becoming very harsh and experimental and finally evolving into psychadelic rock. The interplay of violins, keyboards, organs and various effects on this album is magnificent.

Some of Ka-Spel's best lyrics are also on Any Day Now, ranging from the sad and mournful on ballads like "Cloud Zero" and "Laguna Beach" to weird and sardonic songs like "Under Glass" and "The Light in my Little Girl's Eyes". Underlying many of the songs is a playful element which is a nice contrast and tension with the melancholy aspects of the album. This is a masterful album and a great introduction to the vast and proliific catalog of the Legendary Pink Dots.

Legendary Pink Dots - Casting the Runes

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Legendary Pink Dots - Waiting For The Cloud

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Legendary Pink Dots - Cloud Zero

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Legendary Pink Dots - The Gallery

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