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Spacehog: The Chinese Album: Limited Edition Maroon Vinyl

The Chinese Album: Limited Edition Maroon Vinyl

Spacehog

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  • Release Date 11 December 2020
Product code
RLGM11431PMI
Format
Vinyl LP
Label
Real Gone Music
Please note the vinyl image is a mock-up based on the format description not the final product image.

For its vinyl debut, Real Gone pressed 1000 copies in limited-edition maroon vinyl, and created a 4-page full-sized, full-colour insert to hold all the groovy graphics that accompanied the CD release!

The second (1998) release from the British expat group Spacehog, The Chinese Album was originally conceived as the soundtrack for a movie called Mungo City; the movie never got made but thankfully the album retained the glam/power pop song by the same name (which, in a just universe, would have been a big hit)!

This record never really got its due, partly because the band took three years to follow up on the success of their debut album Resident Alien and its hit In the Meantime. But The Chinese Album, in many ways, is a much more fully-realized work than its predecessor; instead of merely playing at being a glam-rock band, Spacehog here crafts a fully-realized sound and aesthetic, with nods to such artists as Queen, Badfinger, The Kinks, and even R.E.M. (Michael Stipe makes an appearance on the mellow Almond Kisses). And the songwriting (e.g. Lucy’s Shoe) is consistently strong, making The Chinese Album one of the late ‘90s’ great lost records.
Tracks
SIDE ONE
1 One of These Days  
2 Goodbye Violet Race  
3 Lucy’s Shoe  
4 Mungo City  
5 Skylark  
6 Sand in Your Eyes  
Tracks
SIDE TWO
1 Captain Freeman  
2 2nd Avenue  
3 Almond Kisses  
4 Carry On  
5 Anonymous  
6 Beautiful Girl