Sad Cafe Discography 1977-2017

Sad Café
Discography

(This is not a typical discography. It does not relate to any one country’s releases for the band but where there has been a UK copy, it favours that. It is primarily a listener’s discography, rather than a collector’s discography. It will tell you where to get all the releases, in the most modern formats.)

Albums

Fanx Tara 1

Fanx Tara 2
Fanx Ta-Ra
Originally released: 1977 (UK: RCA PL 25101)
CD: 1992. Japan only. BMG BVCP-2094. Now deleted.

Track listing: Babylon; Shellshock; Hungry Eyes; Shadow on the Wall; Black Rose; The Further Adventures of the Mad Alan; Fanx Ta-Ra; Flingus’ Holiday; Immortal; Sail On; Clumbidextrous; I Believe (Love Will Survive).

Personnel: Paul Young – Lead vocals and percussion; Ashley Mulford – Lead
Guitar; Tony Cresswell – Drums, percussion, vocals; John Stimpson – Bass,
Acoustic Guitar, vocals; Vic Emerson – Keyboards; Ian Wilson – Guitar,
vocals; also: Lenni: Saxophone

New CD releases

UK Release: Edsel EDSD 2035 (Double CD set )
With bonus track: Bell Ends (studio version from b-side of “Hungry Eyes” single.

U.S.: No release

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1604
With same bonus track as UK version. Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Sad Cafe Box Set

Japanese Box Set of CDs

Misplaced Ideals (1st Version)

Misplaced Ideals UK original release

Misplaced Ideals UK original release 2

Originally released: 1978 (UK: RCA 25133)

Re-release: 1979 with different sleeve (UK: RCA INTS 5133)

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CD: 1992. Japan only. BMG BVCP-2095. Now Deleted

Misplaced Ideals Japan 1

Track Listing: Restless; Send in the Clowns; Run Home Girl; Let Love Speak
for Itself; No Place to Go; Mario; Relax; Feel like Dying; On with the Show.

Line-up: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Cresswell-Mulford-Stimpson. Plus: Lenni.
Personnel changes: Line up as before. John doesn’t play any acoustic guitar
on this one. Ian does some percussion. No vocals from Tony.

New CD releases

UK Release: Edsel EDSD 2035 (Double CD set )

Fanx Tara + Misplaced Ideals cd

Fanx Tara + Misplaced Ideals cd - 2

U.S. : No release

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1605
Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Fanx Ta-Ra / Misplaced Ideals
(1st version)

Released on cd as a double cd.

Disc 1: Babylon; Shellshock; Hungry Eyes; Shadow on the Wall; Black Rose; The Further Adventures of Mad Alan; Fanx Ta-Ra; Flingus’ Holiday; Immortal; Sail On; Clumbidextrous; I Believe (Love Will Survive); Bell Ends (Bonus studio track)
Disc 2: Restless; Here Come the Clowns; Run Home Girl; Let Love Speak for Itself; No Place to Go; Mario; Relax; Feel like Dying; On with the Show

Released in UK only on Edsel EDSD 2035.

Misplaced Ideals (2nd version)

Misplaced Ideals US 1

Misplaced Ideals US 2

Originally released: 1978. U.S. only compilation of tracks from first two albums. (A&M 4737)

CD: 1998. U.S. only as a double-pack with U.S. version of Facades. Renaissance RMED 00196. Now deleted

CD: 2008. U.S. only. Renaissance RMED – 287

Track listing: Restless; Here come the Clowns; Run Home Girl; Black Rose; I Believe (Love Will Survive); Babylon; Shellshock; Hungry Eyes; Feel Like Dying; On with the Show).

Note: All recordings are the same version as the UK / Japanese releases.
“Here Come the Clowns” and “Send in the Clowns” are the same song.

Facades

Facades 1

Facades 2

Originally released: 1979 (RCA PL 25249)

CD: 1992. Japan only. BMG BVCP-2096

Track Listing: Take Me to the Future; Nothing Left Toulouse; Everyday Hurts; Strange Little Girl; Crazy Oyster; Emptiness; Cottage Love; Angel; Get Me Outta Here; My Oh My.

Notes: Available in black vinyl and blue vinyl LPs.

Line-up: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Irving-Mulford-Stimpson. Plus: Lenni
Personnel changes: OUT – Tony Cresswell
IN – Dave Irving – Drums.
Lenni plays Saxophone on “Emptiness” only. Ashley does some backing vocals.

New CD releases:

UK: Edsel EDSD 2036 – double cd set
With bonus tracks: I Wish this night would never end, Time is so hard to find.

Facades + Sad Cafe cd

U.S. None

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1606
Bonus Track: Time is so hard to find
Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Facades (2nd version)

Originally released: 1979 in U.S.. (A&M 4779)

CD: 1998. US only as a double-pack with U.S. version of Misplaced Ideals. Renaissance RMED 00196. Now deleted.

Track Listing: Take Me to the Future; Nothing Left To Lose; Everyday; Strange Little Girl; Crazy Oyster; Emptiness; Time is so Hard to Find; Angel; Get Me Outta Here; My Oh My.

As UK / Japan version except:

“Nothing Left to Lose” is a different edit than “Nothing Left Toulouse” but the same song.

“Everyday” is a change of title for “Everyday Hurts” but the same version.
“Time is So Hard to Find” which was recorded in 1978 replaces “Cottage Love”.

New CD releases:

UK: None

U.S.: Single cd. Renaissance RMED 286

Japan: None

Sad Café

Sad Cafe 1

back cover

inside back cover

Originally released: 1980 UK: RCA SAD LP4 (PL
25319) / U.S.: Swan Song SS 16408

Track Listing: La-Di-Da; Digital Daydream Blues; What Am I Gonna Do;
Keeping it From the Troops; I’m in Love Again; Losin’ You; Dreamin; No
Favours- No Way; Love Today.

Line-up: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Irving-Mulford-Stimpson-Lenni
Personnel Changes: For the first time, Lenni is listed as a full member of the group and adds backing vocals as well as all varieties of sax.

New CD releases:

UK: Edsel EDSD 2036 – double cd set. Peculiarity – What Am I Gonna and Keeping it From the Troops no longer segue as on original release.

US: Renaissance RMED 284, 2009. Digitally Remastered.
Peculiarity: The cd lists I’m in Love Again as track 5 but it plays at track 9.
Love Today listed as track 9, plays at track 5

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1607
Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Facades (1st version) / Sad Café
Released on CD: 2009 as a double cd.

Disc 1: Take Me to the Future; Nothing Left Toulouse; Everyday Hurts; Strange Little Girl; Crazy Oyster; Emptiness; Cottage Love; Angel; Get Me Outta Here; My Oh My; Wish This Night Would Never End (Bonus track), Time is so Hard to Find (Bonus track)
Disc 2: La-Di-Da; Digital Daydream Blues; What Am I Gonna Do; Keeping it
From the Troops; I’m in Love Again; Losin’ You; Dreamin; No Favours- No Way; Love Today.

First appearance of “Wish This Night Would Never End” on cd.

Released in UK only on Edsel EDSD 2036.

Sad Café Live

Sad Cafe Live 4

Sad Cafe Live 5
Originally released: 1981 RCA SAD LP5 (PL 25336 (2)) (European release only)

CD: Scheduled for release on Renaissance in the U.S. (see below)

Track Listing: On with the Show; Emptiness; Strange Little Girl; Hungry Eyes; La-Di-Da; What Am I Gonna Do; Keeping it From the Troops; Everyday Hurts; Take Me to the Future; Feel Like Dying; Immortal; Restless; My Oh My; Black Rose; Bell Ends.

Recorded Live April 1980 at the Manchester Apollo.

Notes: The track “I Believe (Love Will Survive)” was performed on the night but omitted from the album but can be found on the Live EP (see singles listing)

Line-Up: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Irving-Mulford-Stimpson-Lenni
Personnel Changes: None – but this is John Stimpson’s last appearance on a
Sad Café album.

New CD releases:

UK: Cherry Red / Lemon CDLEMD221
Includes bonus track: I Believe (Love Will Survive) (Disc 2 Track 8)

US: Renaissance RMED283
Includes bonus tracks: I Believe (Love Will Survive) (Disc 1 Track 5)
Fanx Tara, Flingus’ Holiday, Time is so hard to find, Here Come The Clowns, Wish This Night Would Never End (Disc 2 Tracks 8-12)
MP3 download also has: On With The Show (Live ‘79), My oh My (Live ‘79)

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1609/10
Includes bonus track: I Believe (Love Will Survive) (Disc 2 Track 8)
Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Olé

Ole 1

Originally Released: 1981 UK: Polydor Deluxe POLD 5045

Track Listing: Love’s Enough; Bitter Sweet; #Nine; Follow You Anywhere; If You Wanna Get to Heaven; Sweet Gypsy Woman; Misunderstanding; L.A.; Serious Shoes; She Do for Me.

Line-up: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Irving-Mulford-Tong-Lenni
Personnel Changes: Out: John Stimpson
In: Des Tong : Bass

Notes: Ashley Mulford’s personal and domestic circumstances would mean that he would only play on half of this album (tracks 1, 3, 4, 8, 10). He would be subbed on most of the rest of the album by Alan Hodge or Mike Hehir.
When Ashley declined to join the subsequent tour, he would be replaced by Mike Hehir who became a member of the band. Intriguingly, the picture sleeve for the first single from the album features a four-piece Sad Café (Young, Wilson, Irving & Emerson) which suggests that the newer members (Tong, Lenni & Hehir) were on a different contractual footing from the mainstays. This would characterise the remainder of the band’s tenure.

New CD releases:

UK: None

U.S. : Renaissance RMED-285
Remastered sound. Includes bonus track “Rat Race”

Japan: Airmail Archive AIRAC-1611
Includes bonus track: Rat Race
Remastered sound. Also available as part of a box set.

Politics of Existing

Politics of Existing 1

Originally released: 1985. UK: Legacy Café LP1.

U.S.: Atlantic 81649

CD: 1992 (UK). Castle Communications CLACD 272 with subsequent re-releases

Track Listing: I Didn’t Want You; Midnite; Tryin’ to Reach You; Saving Grace;
Clocks; Refugees; Only Love; Keep us Together; Heart; China Seize.

“Heart” is a remixed version of the 1984 single “Why Do You Love Me Like You Do”
“Keep us Together” is the 7” version of the 1983 single
“Refugees” is the 7” version of the 1985 single.

All tracks except “Heart” and Keep us Together” were recorded in 1985

Line-up:

1983-84: Young-Wilson-Emerson-Irving-Hehir-Tong-Lenni
1985: Young-Wilson-Tong-Seopardi

Personnel Changes:

Tracks recorded in 1983-1984
OUT: Ashley Mulford (left in 1981)
IN: Mike Hehir.

Tracks recorded in 1985

OUT: Dave Irving, Vic Emerson, Lenni, Mike Hehir
IN: Jeff Seopardi: Drums, programming

Guest musicians including Mike Rutherford (guitars), Paul Carrack (backing vocals), Danny Schogger (keyboards), Mel Collins (sax) and Nico Ramsden (lead guitar) filled out the remainder of the tracks for the 1985 recordings.

Note: By the time of the 1986 tour, the line-up had changed again. Ashley Mulford returned on lead guitar. Phil Lanzon was the new regular keyboard player. Lenni returned on sax.

This left a line-up of Young, Wilson, Mulford, Tong, Seopardi, Lanzon, Lenni. Mike Hehir guested on 2nd lead guitar for part of the show at Manchester Apollo prior to returning the group. Paul Young had begun to work with Mike and the Mechanics and Ashley Mulford also joined the group for a brief period of live performances in the U.S. and Canada.

U.S.: No cd release

Japan: No cd release

Whatever it Takes

Whatever it Takes 1

Originally Released: 1989 UK: LLP 1199
CD: 1989 (UK). Legacy LLCD 119 and subsequent re-releases.

Track Listing: Whatever it Takes; So Cold; This Heart’s on Fire; Take Me (Heart and Soul); Stay with Me Tonight; Blood on the Sand; Don’t Give Up on Love; Universe; Don’t Walk Out on Me; Back to Zero.

Note: On subsequent releases “Don’t Walk Out on Me” is erroneously re-titled “I Won’t Leave” but this is the same song, same edit.

Take Me (Heart and Soul) was re-worked for the 1989 single. This is a different, earlier version.

The Japanese release (Legacy 25DN-72) has totally different artwork but is essentially the same album.

Whatever it Takes Japan 1989

Line-up: Young-Wilson-Tong-Lenni-Hehir with Pigott and Burgess

Personnel changes: OUT: Ashley Mulford, Jeff Seopardi, Phil Lanzon.
IN: Mike Hehir: Guitars (again!)
Steve Pigott: Keyboards
Paul Burgess: Drums

Guest musicians included Alistair Gordon (backing vocals) who later sang lead with Tony Banks’ band “Bankstatement”.

U.S. : No cd release

Japan: CD release in 1989, Now deleted.

Saving Grace

Saving Grace 1
Originally released: 2000 (CD only)
CD: 2000. Castle Music CMDDD 019

Track Listing:

First Disc as “Politics of Existing”
Second Disc as “Whatever it Takes”

Note: This repackaged the final two albums for the international market. Its release coincided with the passing of Paul Young.

2015

ACCESS ALL AREAS

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Released in 2015, this live album and DVD is a recording from the 1980 tour (same tour as the Live in Concert album but from a different show) features the line-up from those shows i.e. Young, Wilson, Mulford, Stimpson, Emerson, Irving and Lenni.

Despite extensive research by Darren Hirst, it proved impossible to locate the master tapes of the show and so the actual edited broadcast had to be used which included some visual and audio flaws which had developed over the years and proved irreparable. However, because of the fact that this was going to be the only DVD release of the band in concert, it was decided to push ahead:

Track listing: On with the Show; Emptiness; Strange Little Girl; Everyday Hurts; What Am I Gonna Do; Keeping it From the Troops; My Oh My; Take Me to the Future; Immortal; Black Rose.

Note: These tracks are in the order they were presented on an ITV show in 1980 rather than the order they were played at the concert.

Singles

UK Releases

(all releases on RCA unless otherwise stated )

1977

Black Rose/Babylon (PB 5026)
Notes: no picture sleeve, both songs from Fanx Ta-Ra

Love will Survive/Shellshock (PB 5052)

Fanx Tara 4
Notes: picture sleeve, both songs from Fanx Ta-Ra but “A-side” is a different mix.

Hungry Eyes/Bell Ends (PB 5062)

Fanx Tara 3
Notes: picture sleeve, a-side from album “Fanx Ta-Ra”, b-side is studio version of
non-album track

1979

Everyday Hurts/Wish This Night Would Never End (PB 5180)

Facades 13

Facades 14

Facades 20

Notes: picture disc, picture sleeve (with black vinyl), picture sleeve (with blue vinyl), a-side from album Facades, b-side is studio version of non-album track.

1980

Strange Little Girl/Time is so Hard to Find (PB 5202)

Facades 15

Notes: picture sleeve, a-side from UK album, Facades, b-side is from U.S. version of Facades album

My Oh My/Cottage Love (SAD 3 (PB 5234))

Facades 16
Notes: picture sleeve, both tracks from album, Facades

Nothing Left Toulouse /On with the Show (SAD 4 (PB 5258))

Facades 18
Notes: picture sleeve, a-side different version of track from Facades, B-side is from Misplaced Ideals album

La-Di-Da/Love Today (SAD 5 (PB 5281))

Sad Cafe 7
Notes: picture sleeve (with poster), both tracks from album “Sad Café”

I’m in Love Again/Restless (SAD 6 (PB 5306))

Sad Cafe 8
Notes: picture sleeve, a-side from “Sad Café”, b-side from Misplaced Ideals

Black Rose / I Believe (Love will Survive) / Emptiness / Hungry Eyes (RCAE42 (PB 5324))

Sad Cafe Live 10
Notes: Live EP. Picture sleeve, Tracks 1,3,4 are from “Sad Café Live”. Track 2 is live version of song from Fanx Ta-Ra recorded at the same concert.

1981

Misunderstanding/Rat Race (Polydor POSP 324)

Ole 2
Notes: Picture sleeve (rare). A-side is from Ole. B-side is out-take.

Follow You Anywhere/# Nine (Polydor POSP 366)

Ole 10
Notes: Picture sleeve. Both tracks from Ole.

1983

Keep us Together / Hold Out / Love will Survive / My oh My (Charisma)

Sad Cafe Why Keep 7

Notes: 7” (Café 1) features tracks 1 & 2. A-side would eventually appear on “Politics of
Existing”. B-side is otherwise unavailable. Picture sleeve.
12” (Café 12) features all 4 tracks. Track 1 is extended version and is not available anywhere else. Track 2 is as 7” version. Track 3 is live and is licensed from RCA and
originally appeared on 1981 Live EP. Track 4 is live and is licensed from RCA and
originally appeared on 1981 “Sad Café Live” album. Picture sleeve.

1984

Why do you love me like you do / It’s So Easy (Virgin)

Sad Cafe Why Keep 8

Notes: 7” (Café 2) features tracks 1 & 2. A-side would eventually appear under new title “Heart” on “Politics of Existing” album. The version on the album is a totally different mix. The b-side is unavailable elsewhere. Picture sleeve.

12” (Café 2-12) features an extended remixed version of the first track and has the
regular versions of both tracks on the b-side. Picture sleeve.

1985
Refugees/China Seize (Legacy)

Politics of Existing 8
Notes: 7” (LGY 29) features tracks 1 & 2. Both tracks from Politics of Existing. Picture Sleeve

12” (LGYT 29) features extended version of a-side “Refugees (Wiffy Say Mix)” and both tracks from the 7”. No picture sleeve on 12”.

1986

Only Love/China Seize (Legacy LGY 40)

Politics of Existing 9

Notes: Picture sleeve. Both tracks from “Politics of Existing”.

Take Me (Heart and Soul)/Universe (Legacy LGY 66)

Whatever It Takes 4
Notes: Picture sleeve. A-side is completely different version of a song from Whatever it Takes album. B-side is same version as the one on the Whatever it Takes album. 7” only.

Important singles from other countries

(I have not listed an overseas single if it has the same tracks as a UK release)

1978

Run Home Girl / Black Rose (A&M 2108) (U.S. release)

Notes: Sad Café’s first significant hit. This one charted in the U.S. but was never
released in the UK. A-side is edited version of track from Misplaced Ideals. B-side is
same version as UK “Fanx Ta-Ra” and U.S. “Misplaced Ideals”. No picture sleeve.

Feel Like Dying / Run Home Girl (A &M 2111)

Notes: Follow up to U.S. hit single. Both tracks from Misplaced Ideals.

1979

Emptiness / Cottage Love (A&M 2181)

(U.S. release)
Notes: A & M preferred “Emptiness” to most of the UK single releases. No picture
sleeve.

1980

No Favours – No Way (Stereo) / No Favours – No Way (Mono) (SwanSong SS 72004)

(U.S. release)

Notes: SwanSong wanted this as the follow-up to the U.S. hit “La-Di-Da”. It was released to radio in this promo format but doesn’t seem to have made it to a full commercial release. No picture sleeve.

1986

Heart / Keep us Together (Atlantic)

(U.S. release)
Notes:

7” (Atlantic 89416) as versions as on UK “Politics of Existing” album.

12” (Atlantic PR 887) promo only and as “vocal / special new mix” of “Heart” on
both sides. Neither “Keep us Together” or “Why Do You Love Me Like You Do”
were ever released in U.S..

Heart / Only Love (Legacy K9991)

(Australia / New Zealand release)
Notes: Both tracks as UK “Politics of Existing” versions.

1989

Take Me (Heart and Soul) / This Heart’s on Fire (Legacy)

Whatever It Takes 3

(Japanese release)
This is the version of Take Me (Heart and Soul) from the Whatever it Takes album and not the re-recorded version on the UK single.

Notes: 3” cd single release in picture sleeve

Chart Positions

(We have listed the UK and U.S. hits. Any release not listed did not chart in either
country)

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Where DNC= Did not chart

Albums
Title                                                           UK pos.                                        U.S. pos.
Fanx Ta-Ra (1/10/77)                              56 (1 wk)                                               –
Misplaced Ideals (29/4/78)                      50 (1 wk)                                               –
Misplaced Ideals (U.S.) (27/1/79)                –                                                      94 (14 wks)
Facades (29/9/79)                                     8 (23 wks)                                          –
Facades (U.S.) (15/9/79)                            –                                                    146 (5 wks)
Sad Café (25/10/80)                               46 (5 wks)                                         160 (6 wks)
Sad Café Live (21/3/81)                         37 (4 wks)                                             –
Ole (24/10/81)                                        72 (2 wks)                                             –

Compilations

Over the last 20 years or so there have been many Sad Café compilations.

Some of these are better value than others. In order to give an over view of their contents and compare album with album, we have shown the track listing in a table below. An asterisk indicates the track appears on the particular album where the column headings relate to the following releases:

A – The Best of Sad Café (RCA NL 70253 and re-releases) LP / Cass 1984

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B – The Best of Sad Café (BMG 74321206492 and re-releases) CD 1994

Best of Sad Cafe
C – Everyday Hurts: The Best of Sad Cafe (Camden 74321500252 and re- releases) CD 1997

Everyday hurts best of Sad Cafe

D – The Masters (EAGLE EAB CD 004) CD 1997

Sad Cafe The Masters

E- Anthology (Burning Airlines PILOT 103) CD 2001

Sad Cafe - The Anthology

Sad Cafe Anthology

Sad Cafe Anthology 2

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All versions are the album tracks and not the edits that featured on some hits.

Commercially released video / important promo releases

Video

Sad Café were featured in several major TV broadcasts. These included a recording of their appearance at Glastonbury which was broadcast late at night on ITV. ITV also broadcast a show from their Facades tour in their “Rock Stage” show in 1980. The band also appeared many times on BBC’s Top of the Pops. They performed “Everyday Hurts”, “Strange Little Girl”, My Oh My”, “La-Di-Da” and “I’m in Love Again” on that show. Unfortunately, none of these have ever appeared on commercially released VHS or DVD. Some of these performances have circulated on fan DVD compilations and can also be seen on youtube.

However, one live show which frequently was shown on ITV in the early – mid 1980s was given a commercial release. It was recorded at the Victoria Theatre, London and released as an “Evening with Sad Café” on VHS cassette. The video packaging didn’t give a track listing.

It actually featured:

On with the Show / Emptiness / Babylon / Shellshock / I Believe (Love Will Survive) / Hungry Eyes / Flingus’ Holiday / Here Come the Clowns / Immortal / Time is so Hard to Find / Black Rose / Fanx Ta-Ra / Wish This Night Would Never End / Bell Ends

Available from Moonscene video in 1978, it is now long deleted.

Radio Shows

Sad Café were featured in session and live on BBC radio on a number of occasions. One of these performances has circulated on vinyl in promo form. Recorded for BBC Transcription services in 1980. Catalogued CN 3602/S.

Playing time is 57 mins 30 secs. and it was recorded on the Facades tour.

Track listing: On with the Show / Emptiness / Strange Little Girl / Hungry Eyes
/ Restless / Everyday Hurts / Take Me to the Future / Immortal / Feel Like
Dying / My Oh My / Black Rose.

Music Industry Awards

Everyday Hurts was awarded Silver disc status on Thursday November 1 1979

The album, Facades, was awarded Silver disc status on Wednesday March 12 1980
The album, Facades, was awarded Gold disc status on June 25th 1980
The album, Sad Cafe, was awarded Silver disc status on February 9th 1981

Awards are made for the following levels of sales:

Singles
Silver 200,000
Gold 400,000
Platinum 600,000

Albums
Silver 60,000
Gold 100,000
Platinum 300,000

The “Paul Young – Chronicles” project

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In 2010 Alistair Gordon, Pat Young and Darren Hirst began to assemble recordings that Paul Young had begun to work upon but which he had been unable to complete.

Darren proposed that the members of Sad Café should be used to complete the recordings along with friends of Paul’s. Pat gave permission for Paul’s existing vocals to be used and Alistair agreed to produce, working at Martin Kronlund’s studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The following musicians were used:

(From classic Sad Café line-ups)

Dave Irving – drums
Des Tong – bass
Victor Emerson – keyboards
Ian Wilson – acoustic guitar, vocals
Michael Byron-Hehir – guitars
Ashley Mulford – guitars
Lenni – sax
(Other musicians)

Alistair Gordon – keyboards, vocals (Bankstatement, Radio Silence, Sad Cafe)
Paul Carrack – vocals, keyboards (Mike & the Mechanics, Ace, Squeeze)
Eric Stewart – guitars, keyboards (10cc)
Mike Rutherford – guitars (Genesis, Mike & the Mechanics)
Graham Gouldman – guitars, bass, vocals (10cc)

And:

Sue Quin, Martin Kronlund, Carl Davis, Steve Butler, Steve Menzies, Steve Pigott, Per Aronson, Mark Menzies.

Track listing: House of Many Nations; Your Shoes; Grace of God; Loss of Innocence; Frozen Heart; Two Wrongs; Water Now The Seed; Here Comes the Future; Everything: One Heart; We Did Nothing Wrong; I’m In Heaven Again.

Bonus track: Everyday Hurts (Live, acoustic) by Mike and the Mechanics
CD release: Escape Music ESM223

Single releases:

Your Shoes (promo release)

Paul Young Your Shoes

Two Wrongs (promo release)

Old Grey Whistle Test

In 2011, the BBC got together with Rhino records to release a compilation “The Old Grey Whistle Test – 40th Anniversary Album”. This included 2 cds of regular recordings by artists who were associated with the programme and 1 cd of recordings that were made specially for the programme, live performances that had not otherwise been released.

Old Grey Whistle Test Album

Amongst the tracks on this 3rd disc was:

Track 9: Hungry Eyes by Sad Café (performed for the programme in 1978)

Live Reunion 2012-2013

Sad Café reunited in 2012 for two series of concerts with the following line-up:

Ian Wilson: vocals, guitars
Des Tong: bass
Dave Irving: drums
Ashley Mulford: vocals, lead guitar
Steve Whalley: vocals, guitar
Sue Quin: vocals, keyboards
Simon Waggott – keyboards

The band made one release from this tour:

Sad Cafe – November 2012

(Private release from sadcafe.co.uk)

Track listing:

1. On With The Show
2. Hungry Eyes
3. Misunderstanding

Sad Cafe November 2012

2014 – 2015.

The band are currently awaiting the release of a DVD and CD from their 1980 Facades tour which was recorded at the Nottingham gig and will be released in the Spring on Demon Records.

They are considering new live dates in 2015.

This research and its contents © 2009-2017 Darren Hirst .
It may not be used or amended without express consent of the author.

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