• Echo & The Bunnymen - Shine So Hard
    (Korova Records  1981  ECHO1)
    Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing

    Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
     - some slight wear to edges - light crease on bottom right corner
    Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

    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)

    Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band's drummer.

    Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart. The band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in 1983 as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with "The Cutter", and the attendant album, Porcupine, which reached number 2 in the UK. Ocean Rain (1984), continued the band's UK chart success, and has since been regarded as one of the landmark releases of the post-punk movement, with the single "The Killing Moon".

    In 1988, the band split. In 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident and the band briefly re-emerged with a new singer. After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen.

    Shine So Hard is a live 12" EP released by the band Echo & the Bunnymen on 10 April 1981. The EP reached number 37 on the UK Singles Chart.

    Track listings

    All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

    UK release (ECHO 1)
    1. "Crocodiles" (live) – 5:06
    2. "Zimbo" (live) – 3:32
    3. "All That Jazz" (live) – 2:52
    4. "Over the Wall" (live) – 5:29

    Personnel

    Musicians

    • Ian McCulloch – vocals, guitar
    • Will Sergeant – lead guitar
    • Les Pattinson – bass
    • Pete de Freitas – drums

    Production

    • Bill Drummond – producer
    • Hugh Jones – producer
    • Martyn Atkins – sleeve design

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    ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN - SHINE SO HARD 12" EP - Nr MINT A1/B1 UK INDIE

    • Product Code: ECHO1
    • Availability: In Stock
    • £6.99

    • Ex Tax: £6.99