Unholy Soul

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Unholy Soul
Studio album by The Orchids
Released May, 1991
Recorded Glasgow, 1991
Genre Twee pop, dream pop, jangle pop
Label Sarah Records
Producer Ian Carmichael
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Unholy Soul is the second album by The Orchids, released in 1991.

The Orchids are a Scottish band that achieved success with Sarah Records. Formed in Penilee in Glasgow in 1985, the Orchids released a series of underground singles on Sarah Records. The group's line-up comprised James Hackett (vocals), Pauline Hynds Bari (vocals), John Scally (guitar), Chris Quinn (drums), Matthew Drummond (guitar) and James Moody (bass). Their producer, Ian Carmichael, often played keyboards on their records. They changed their line up in 1993 when bassist James Moody left and Ronnie Borland, a long time collabarator and supporter of the band, took over on bass. They went quiet after their 1994 album release, their last on Sarah Records, only surfacing in 1995 to play at the Sarah Records farewell party. After that they took a break until 2004 when they got back together.

The album contains an unlisted track "Definition of a Bastard" which comes after track 7. The original CD numbering however did not take this into account and so from track 7 onwards the numbers and tiles do not correlate; and "Waiting for the Storm" has no ident at all. As was usual for albums on Sarah Records, no singles were released from it. The later 2005 reissue contained two singles.

"A beautiful album – timeless melodies for sure." (Melody Maker, 1991)

Track listing

  1. "Me and the Black and White Dream"
  2. "Women Priests and Addicts"
  3. "Bringing You the Love"
  4. "Frank De Salvo"
  5. "Long Drawn Sunday Night"
  6. "Peaches"
  7. "Dirty Clothing"
  8. "Moon Lullaby"
  9. "Coloured Stone"
  10. "The Sadness of Sex (Part 1)"
  11. "Waiting for the Storm"
  12. "You Know I'm Fine"

2005 re-issue

  1. "Me and the Black and White Dream"
  2. "Women Priests and Addicts"
  3. "Bringing You the Love"
  4. "Frank De Salvo"
  5. "Long Drawn Sunday Night"
  6. "Peaches"
  7. "Dirty Clothing"
  8. "Moon Lullaby"
  9. "Coloured Stone"
  10. "The Sadness of Sex (Part 1)"
  11. "Waiting for the Storm"
  12. "You Know I'm Fine"
  13. "Bemused, Confused and Bedraggled" – From "Penetration" EP, Sarah Records, February 1991
  14. "Pelican Blonde" – From "Penetration" EP
  15. "Tropical Fishbowl" – From "Penetration" EP
  16. "How Does That Feel" – From "Penetration" EP
  17. "Sigh" – From "Penetration" EP
  18. "Something for the Longing" – Single A-side, Sarah Records, February 1990
  19. "Farewell Dear Bonnie" – Single B-side
  20. "On a Sunday" – Single B-side

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