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Chain Of Flowers

by The Faith

Seminal Australian band who’s first album “Chain Of Flowers” has been re-issued prior to the release of there first studio album in 20 years (due April 2009). Listed on 1988’s Rolling Stone’s Hot List.
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1. Virginia
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2. Seven Seas
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3. Red Light
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3:30 album only
4. Chain Of Flowers
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5:09 album only
5. Teenage Bride
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6. Sunset Room
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7. Heaven
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Album Notes
The Faith is an Australian rock band centered on vocalist Alan White, guitarist Jonathan Purcell, bass player Scott Millard and Drummer Chris Briggs. First formed in 1987, their music was influenced by bands as diverse as REM, the Cult, Television and the Velvet Underground. They were contemporaries of Died Pretty, Trilobites, Crash Politics, Candy Harlots, Bell Jar and The Screaming Tribesman.
The Faith was formed after Alan White and Chris Briggs disbanded Sons Of Guns and joined forces with Scott Millard and Jonathan Purcell both whom had just finished up with Sydney band the Seamonsters.
The Faith debut performance was in late 1987 supporting well-known local band Bell Jar at the Harold Park Hotel in Sydney’s inner west. They were noticed straight away by their peers and quickly became a part of many local billings and line ups throughout the next few months.
Upon the establishment of RooArt records in 1987, The Faith were invited to record a track for RooArt’s inaugural Youngblood compilation with leading producer Nick Mainsbridge at Sydney’s Paradise Studios. The compilation, which was released in January 1988, showcased cutting edge Australian bands of the time, and went on to sell gold status in Australia and was released in Europe, United States and Canada to critical acclaim.
After many more live dates and touring commitments, The Faith had the chance to return to the studio in December 1988 and record their debut album, Chain Of Flowers.
Brett Myers, whom was better known as the guitarist and songwriter for one Australia’s most acclaimed international acts, Died Pretty took the reigns and produced the effort, along with Tony Espie, ARIA award winning engineer, at Studios 301 in Castlereagh St.
Chain of Flowers was released on the Survival Label, home to Screaming Tribesman, in December 1988 with the anticipation it would be a instant independent hit. The album received enormous amounts of critical praise from street press around the country however radio failed to latch on and inevitably record sales failed to match the expectations. Many felt the album was one of the best examples of Australian independent music. Although sales were respectable for an Independent release, it wasn’t enough to guarantee interest from any of the major labels and the band lost momentum.
Following the release of Chain of Flowers, in winter 1989 the Band took a forced hiatus as Alan White pursued his film directing career in the United States. At the same time Scott Millard filled in with appearances with the Candy Harlots.
The band came together and toured in late 1989 and 1990 however eventually different visions of the future forced the band to call it quits and no further material was released.
The Faith has announced that a new album will be released in early 2009 accompanied by some live performances.
Discography

Album Compilation - RooArt presents YoungBlood ,
RooArt/Polygram January 1988 Track 3 – Heaven. Catalogue Number 836 109-82 (USA)
Album – The Faith, Chain Of Flowers,
Survival Records, December 1988 Catalogue Number RAT 1214 (AUS)
Album Compilation – Survival Of The Fittest,
Track 11 – Virginia RykoDisc 1990, Catalogue Number RCD20110 (USA),(CANADA)
Album Soundtrack – Erskineville Kings.
Air Recordings 1999, MGM Distribution, Catalogue Number AIR18 (AUS)


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