The Adverts - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts

The Adverts - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Bright - BRL 201)

A1 One Chord Wonders 2:49
A2 Bored Teenagers 1:44
A3 New Church 2:26
A4 On The Roof 3:01
A5 Newboys 3:12
A6 Bombsite Boy 3:28
B1 No Time To Be 21 2:36
B2 Safety In Numbers 3:15
B3 Drowning Men 2:40
B4 On Wheels 3:17
B5 Great British Mistake 3:48

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UK CD 2002 (The Devil's Own Jukebox - SDEVIL 901 CD). Sub-titled Ultimate Edition

1 One Chord Wonders 2:49
2 Bored Teenagers 1:44
3 New Church 2:26
4 On The Roof 3:01
5 Newboys 3:12
6 Gary Gilmore's Eyes 2:17
7 Bombsite Boy 3:28
8 No Time To Be 21 2:36
9 Safety In Numbers 3:15
10 New Day Dawning 2:40
11 Drowning Men 2:18
12 On Wheels 3:17
13 Great British Mistake 3:48
Singles
14 One Chord Wonders 2:36
15 Quickstep 3:18
16 Gary Gilmore's Eyes 2:13
17 Bored Teenagers 1:54
18 Safety In Numbers 3:31
19 We Who Wait 2:02
Live
20 On Wheels 4:09
21 Newboys 3:24
22 New Church 2:26
23 Gary Gilmore's Eyes 2:20
24 Drowning Men 2:05
25 No Time To Be 21 2:39

1-5,7-9,11-13 original album tracks
6 Gary Gilmore's Eyes 7" , LP outtake 1978 (issued as 7" in 1983)
14-15 One Chord Wonders 7" 1977
16-17 Gary Gilmore's Eyes 7", 1977
18-19 Safety In Numbers 7"
20-25 Live recordings

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 38, 1wk

Credits

Howard Pickup - guitar
T.V. Smith - vocals
Gaye Advert - bass
Laurie Driver - drums

Produced by John Leckie
Album title by Jane Suck

Additional Credits

None yet

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A vital record, recorded with their best line-up. Not pubby (like a lot of British punk at the time), this is the real deal. The band's lack of professionalism makes for edgy yet melodic punk, and excellent production embellishes the poetic quality of the songs, which include new versions of 'One Chord Wonders' and 'Bored Teenagers' and a host of equally impressive songs in a similar vein. 11 ragged snapshots that capture the excitement of the time as much as the The Clash or the Sex Pistols.

RECORD COLLECTOR, 1990: The Adverts' debut long player somehow got cruelly overlooked when the plaudits were handed out for classic punk albums. But a classic it most certainly is... [read full review here]

Additional Notes

In addition to the normal black vinyl, the first pressing also contained 500 on red (confusingly, the 1981 repress also had some on red). The Ultimate Edition has great sound, but unfortunately buggers about with the track sequencing, completely ruining the album "feel".

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UK LP 1978 (Bright - BRL 201). Black or red vinyl. Click here for more

The Adverts - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts - Ultimate Edition - (The Devil's Own Jukebox - SDEVIL 901 CD)901 Back of Slipcase

UK CD 2002 (The Devil's Own Jukebox - SDEVIL 901 CD). Sub-titled Ultimate Edition. Click here for more

 

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