Shelleyan Orphan were a British alternative music group that peaked during the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1989, they released Century Flower. So called after a flower that blooms only once in its lifetime, this album was intended to mark "an event which affects enormous change, maybe once in a century: on a world scale, the atomic bomb: on a personal level, the death of someone close to you". Produced by David M. Allen, the.
Century Flower, despite occasional lapses into cheesy art-rock cliches, features some great songwriting in this vein - the only problem is that slick, overly clean production makes the wonderful arrangements sound sterile and trite (a flaw which truly crippled the album that followed, Humroot). This is a shame, since the duo manages to use classical instruments like cellos, accordians, and oboes in a way that's anything but overdone, and singer Carolyn Crawley's voice works perfectly with the baroque style
Artist: Shelleyan Orphan Title Of Album: Century Flower Year Of Release: 1989 Label: Columbia Genre: Indie Rock Quality: Lossless Bitrate: FLAC (tracks+. Tracklist: 01. Shatter 02. Timeblind 03. Tar Baby 04. Self 05. Summer Flies 06. The Silent Day 07.
Century Flower (1987). Shelleyan Orphan - Century Flower. Bitrate (quality): 192256320.
|B1||The Silent Day||2:46|
Oboe – Paul Goodey
|B4||Between Two Waves
Mixed By [Additional] – Jim ScottProducer [Additional] – Jim Scott
|B5||A Few Small Hours||3:45|
|ROUGH CD 137||Shelleyan Orphan||Century Flower (CD, Album)||Rough Trade||ROUGH CD 137||UK||1989|
|ROUGH137, L 30077||Shelleyan Orphan||Century Flower (LP, Album)||Rough Trade, Festival Records||ROUGH137, L 30077||Australia||1989|
|RTDCD 113||Shelleyan Orphan||Century Flower (CD, Album)||Rough Trade||RTDCD 113||Europe||1989|
|VDP-1482||Shelleyan Orphan||Century Flower (CD, Album)||Rough Trade||VDP-1482||Japan||1989|
|30710||Shelleyan Orphan||Century Flower (CD, Album)||Rough Trade, Virgin France S.A.||30710||France||1989|