NORMIL HAWAIIANS - More Wealth Than Money (2023 Repress) - 2LP - 180g White Vinyl [MAR 17]
NORMIL HAWAIIANS - More Wealth Than Money (2023 Repress) - 2LP - 180g White Vinyl [MAR 17]

NORMIL HAWAIIANS - More Wealth Than Money (2023 Repress) - 2LP - 180g White Vinyl [MAR 17]

€24.99
Label: Upset The Rhythm SKU: Catalogue ID: UTR096R Format: Vinyl
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NORMIL HAWAIIANS - More Wealth Than Money (2023 Repress) - 2LP - 180g White Vinyl [MAR 17]

NORMIL HAWAIIANS - More Wealth Than Money (2023 Repress) - 2LP - 180g White Vinyl [MAR 17]

€24.99

 

2LP - Limited Edition 180g White Vinyl Repress (Remastered) with booklet full of anecdotes and photos from all band members.

'More Wealth Than Money' proved a vastly ambitious debut album, sprawling across four sides of vinyl in a way that still feels truly expansive, brave, cinematic even. From the plaintive pastoralism of 'British Warm' to the transcendental vistas of 'Other Ways Of Knowing', the album constantly surprises with its ringing trails of guitar, motorik pulse and synth rambles. From the striving incursion of 'Sally IV' to the softly spoken disbelief of 'Yellow Rain' the album is nothing short of a waking dream. Guy Smith's vocal floats through the album in a haunting manner, at times heartfelt at others overcome. He's on a quest to his own celestial city and we can stay for the whole journey if we only listen.

Described by the press upon its release in 1982 as an "absolutely mesmerising double album travelling through progressive rock, via industrial folk to freaky art-punk whilst sounding delightfully coherent" and "a huge slab of mindblowing dark psychedelia" the album was critically acknowledged for its peculiarly British kosmische. However, for an album so indebted to the fertile soil from which it sprang, it's curious that 'More Wealth Than Money' never came out officially in the UK. The band's label Illuminated were temporarily blacklisted by their distributor because of unpaid debts and so the album was only available from the band at concerts within the UK. The bulk of the record's sales went to mainland Europe on export.

Tracklist:

A1. Red Harvest
A2. British Warm
A3. Homeless
A4. Yellow Rain

B1. New Standard
B2. An Old Standard
B3. Other Ways Of Knowing

C1. Words Are Not Enough
C2. Return Of Hollow Lands
C3. Ha Ha The Story Of A Sunken Fence
C4. Sally IV

D1. Left Alone With Her Pipe
D2. Travelling West