Faded Seaside Glamour: Deluxe Orange Vinyl LPRTRAD114LPX
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Label: Rough Trade Records
Release Date: 23rd January
20 years on and the melodies on this record are still just about the sweetest you'll ever hear on a debut record. It's an album that recalls all the British season's in an album, it's cosy and warm, it's got a jangle that's like the sun bleaching your room, it's that melancholic romance of the autumn and the hope of spring. Greg Gilbert's voice was an absolute gift and like few others, a missed voice but what an album to leave after his passing.
For those who dig: The Byrds, The La's, indie jangle, bright pastoral synths and the Cocteau Twins.
A space of wonderment and exhilaration, the home of true heart and a timeless soul, Delays' Faded Seaside Glamour was an atmospheric and evocative debut album. Released in 2004, the fragile strength of frontman Greg Gilbert's vocals intoxicatedly intertwined with the forward looking synths of his brother Aaron, Colin Fox's bass and Rowly's drumming, to create a series of affecting songs that delivered an immediate pop hit that also left a deep and wistful impact worthy of the album's enticing title.
Its iconic singles Nearer Than Heaven and Long Time Coming, became immediate yet lasting focal points for Southampton's Delays, while tracks including the melancholic No Ending, the smooth beats of Stay Where You Are and chiming opener Wanderlust demonstrated the remarkable depth of this unique debut.
Nearly 20 years have passed since the release of Faded Seaside Glamour and much has changed – most notably the loss of Greg Gilbert who passed away in 2021 after a period of treatment for cancer – but like the idiosyncratic places the album's name celebrated, Delays' music has not only endured but their art has been loved and cherished as it has continually connected with audiences.
To celebrate this soaring and smouldering body of work, Rough Trade Records is pleased to announce that it will be releasing Delays' Faded Seaside Glamour on vinyl for the first time ever. The album will be available on limited edition orange vinyl with deluxe packaging plus a print of Greg’s art & some words written by Aaron.
2. Nearer Than Heaven
3. Long Time Coming
4. Bedroom Scene
5. No Ending
6. You Wear the Sun
1. Hey Girl
2. Stay Where You Are
3. There's Water Here
4. Satellites Lost
5. One Night Away