THE LOTUS EATERS No Sense Of Sin LP Vinyl & Hard Book 2017
Love Still Flows
Can You Keep a Secret
Out on Your Own
Put Your Touch on Love
Set Me Apart
You Fill Me With Need
The First Picture of You
Alone of All Her Sex
When You Look at Boys
Start of the Search
First Picture of You 12inch Mix
Out on Your Own 12inch Mix
Set Me Apart 12inch Mix
You Don't Need Someone New Charleston Mix
It Hurts (There Must Be a Tates of Murder in It) 12inch Mix
This deluxe hardback book limited edition, features the original album as disc 1 and disc 2 brings together 12inch versions of the singles not on the original No Sense Of Sin album. Only 300 copies will be made so this will become a immediate collectors item by one the 80's most popular bands.
Pressed on 180g vinyl, both discs are remastered from the original 1/4 tapes found lurking in Jems attic. Disc 2 features the original 12inch mix of 'Set Me Apart' and the 12inch versions of 'First Picture Of You' and 'Out On Your Own'. 'It Hurts' is the 'There Must Be A Taste Of Murder In It' 12inch mix and the alternate Charleston club mix of 'You Don't Need Someone New'. None of these mixes are featured on any of the CD reissues.
The hardback book features extensive sleeve notes by Jem himself and contributions from fans. All the photos in the booklet have been supplied from Jems personal archive, many of which he took himself during the bands travels.
Originally released on the bands own Arista subsidiary label Sylvan Records in 1984, the album was preceded by the single 'First Picture Of You'. The most played track on BBC Radio 1 in that long hot summer of 1983, the band who had never played a live gig, had previously done a session for the late Radio DJ John Peel, songs being hastily written in the spirit of the moment for that now legendary session.
After the Peel session was broadcast a bidding war ensued which Arista won and an album quickly ensued, with production split primarily between Nigel Gray; Teardrops, Banshees and the Police and Bob Sergeant; Buzzcocks, Wire, and The Undertones and Alan Tarney; A-ha, Dream Academy. So there was a real heritage of New Wave Pop underlining the choice of producers.