Spain’s albums should have been released on vinyl from the very beginning. Period.
How was this not the case? The 1990s that’s how. Omnivore Recordings and Spain are correcting this error in nature. For your listening pleasure, all three original Spain albums are being released on 180-gram vinyl. The first pressing of each title (1,000 copies) is on limited-edition colored vinyl, translucent blue for The Blue Moods Of Spain, clear vinyl for She Haunts My Dreams, and translucent orange for I Believe. Subsequent pressings will be on black vinyl. The Blue Moods Of Spain even includes the bonus track “Phone Machine” which was previously only available as 7″ b-side.
Spain was founded in Los Angeles by Josh Haden. Their debut, The Blue Moods Of Spain, was released on CD in 1995. Blue Moods garnered them a devoted cult following and the band toured the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The album was included on many music magazine “best of” lists for the year. Spain performed on French TV, and opened for Cocteau Twins during their final U.S. tour.
In the mid-late 1990s, several songs from Blue Moods were featured in different films and TV shows. Film director Wim Wenders commissioned the band to write a song for his film End Of Violence. Spain’s song “Spiritual” was recorded by Johnny Cash on his Grammy-winning, Rick Rubin-produced Unchained, and by Charlie Haden and Pat Metheny on their Grammy-winning Beyond The Missouri Sky.
Spain’s 1999 sophomore CD, She Haunts My Dreams, found the band headlining large venues across Europe. A song from the album, “Our Love Is Gonna Live Forever,” was featured prominently in an episode of the HBO series Six Feet Under.
The third CD, I Believe, was released in 2001, after which Haden took an extended break from the band, recording a solo CD for Dreamworks Records (later released on his own Diamond Soul Recordings). Spirituals: The Best Of Spain, was released in 2003 and that could have been that, fortunately it was not.
Josh re-formed Spain in 2007 with all-new members and began playing gigs again. This past May saw the release of their first full-length album of new material in over ten years, The Soul Of Spain, and they’ve hit the road again, recently playing shows in Europe and returning to the States for concerts in celebration of their new album and their catalog vinyl reissues!
LP Track List: Side 1: 1. IT’S SO TRUE
2. TEN NIGHTS
3. DREAMING OF LOVE Side 2:
1. UNTITLED #1
2. HER USED-TO-BEEN
3. RAY OF LIGHT Side 3:
1. WORLD OF BLUE Side 4:
1. I LIED
3. PHONE MACHINE [Bonus Track] Due to licensing restrictions, the LP does not include a download card.