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THE TRIFFIDS - BORN SANDY DEVOTIONAL LP - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK  INDIE
THE TRIFFIDS - BORN SANDY DEVOTIONAL LP - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK  INDIE
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The Triffids - Born Sandy Devotional
(Hot Records  1986  HOTLP1023)
Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve has a little wear at edges

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

 

The Triffids were an Australian alternative rock and pop band, formed in Perth in Western Australia in May 1978 with David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist. They achieved some success in Australia, but greater success in the UK and in Scandinavia in the 1980s before disbanding in 1989. Some of their best-known songs include "Wide Open Road" (February 1986) and "Bury Me Deep in Love" (October 1987). SBS television featured their 1986 album, Born Sandy Devotional, on the Great Australian Albums series in 2007, and in 2010 it ranked 5th in the book The 100 Best Australian Albums by Toby Creswell, Craig Mathieson and John O'Donnell.

The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) recognised The Triffids' importance on 1 July 2008 when inducting them into the Hall of Fame. Music historian Ian McFarlane declared,

"The Triffids remain one of Australia's best-loved, post-punk groups [...] McComb was an authoritative singer and accomplished songwriter [...] he infused his melancholy songs with stark yet beautiful and uniquely Australian imagery. Few songwriters managed to capture the feeling of isolation and fatalistic sense of despair of the Australian countryside."

Born Sandy Devotional is an album by The Triffids, released in March 1986. All the songs on the album were written by David McComb. The album was recorded at Mark Angelo Studios in London in August 1985 with Gil Norton co-producing with the band, and mixed at Amazon Studios in Liverpool in September 1985. The cover photo shows Mandurah, Western Australia — now a large urban centre — as it appeared in 1961.

When we finished Born Sandy Devotional I knew it was the best thing we’d ever done, there was no question about it. The writing was much more autobiographical than anything I’d done before, I felt quite close to the subject matter. I found myself almost following the idea of fidelity as a complete all-consuming faith, to give you some sort of direction or something.

And ‘Born Sandy Devotional’? It was the name of a song which didn’t make it onto the record which is about someone called Sandy ... I like titles like those, they’re just a law unto themselves and they have a feeling unto themselves.

Born Sandy Devotional is the culmination of our efforts trying to capture our more considered lyrical approach with a physical intensity ... well not really, but that will have to do. David McComb -

Born Sandy Devotional reached No. 37 on the Australian Album Charts and No. 18 on the Swedish Album Charts in 1986.

On 12 June 2006, Domino Records released a remastered edition including eight bonus tracks and the video for "Wide Open Road". The bonus tracks were selected by Graham Lee. The album was remastered from the original analogue recordings in Melbourne in February 2006. A limited edition was also released by Domino Records containing a 40-page booklet with copies of the hand written lyrics for the 10 songs taken from David McComb's original notebooks (which differ slightly from the actual words sung) and notes and photographs about the making of the album.

The remastered edition of Born Sandy Devotional reached No. 39 on the Belgium Album Charts in July 2006.

On 11 August 2007, SBS in Australia aired a one-hour documentary on the Triffids and Born Sandy Devotional as the 1980s' representative of their Great Australian Albums series. In October 2010 it was listed at No. 5 in the book 100 Best Australian Albums.

Tracklist

A1 The Seabirds  
A2 Estuary Bed  
A3 Chicken Killer  
A4 Tarrilup Bridge  
A5 Lonely Stretch  
B1 Wide Open Road  
B2 Life Of Crime  
B3 Personal Things  
B4 Stolen Property  
B5 Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity)

Personnel

The Triffids

  • David McComb - vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • "Evil" Graham Lee - pedal and lap steel guitar
  • Martyn Casey - bass guitar
  • Jill Birt - vocals, keyboards
  • Robert McComb - violin, guitar, backing vocals
  • Alsy MacDonald - drums, backing vocals

Additional musicians

  • Sally Collins - backing vocals
  • Fay Brown - backing vocals
  • Adam Peters - cello, keyboards, piano
  • Chris Abrahams - piano, vibraphone
  • Lesley Wynne - viola


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