Alexandria

by Adrian Borland

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You may remember ADRIAN BORLAND as the main vision and songsmith behind THE SOUND, the cult '80's rock group especially popular in Northern Europe. Although the band split in December 1987 Adrian continued to write songs, secure in the knowledge that the best way toward was to carry on apart from his eight year old band. The results can be heard on ALEXANDRIA, recorded after a year long absence which involved some low-key acoustic sets in the European capitols. Adrian produced the album himself, having already worked with a number of independent bands (he's soon to produce Felt's tenth album). He's learned alot about production, especially in the arrangement and simplification of songs to achieve the most direct effect possible. Guitar band maestro PAT COLLIER has been drafted in too to add his special touch to a few of the songs on display.

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released January 12, 1989

Adrian Borland: Guitar, Vocals
Colvin Mayers: Keyboards
Neil Rickerby: Bass Guitar
Danny Thompson: String Bass
Graham Ward: Drums, Percussion
Anthony Thistlethwaite: Saxophone, Harmonica
Simon Walker: Solo Violin
Eddie Sayer: Percussion
Richard Kirstein: Clarinet
Chris Paine: Keyboards, Piano

Other Details:
Recorded at Elephant Studio London Jan-Feb 1989
Written arranged and produced by Adrian Borland
Co-produced, Engineered & Programmed by Nick Robbins
Strings Arrangements by John Metcalfe
Mixed by Pat Collier at Greenhouse Studio
Sleeve by Barbery
Phothography by Paul Evans

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Adrian Borland Greater London, UK

Although it is primarily for the 1979-1987 group THE SOUND that Adrian Borland is remembered. THE SOUND, who released several records between 1979 and 1987 that deserved the popularity of Echo & the Bunnymen but failed mostly due to the lack of a marketable image. Nonetheless, the Sound were the missing link between Joy Division and Echo; perhaps time will help acknowledge this. ... more

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