Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Dole - The Speed Of Hope LP
First post for 2008 kindly donated by Eleni.
Here's the sole full length of Belgian band Dole(named after a little town in the East of France). Before the album, Dole released a string of 7"/12"s of which some tracks appear on the album.
To be honest I didn't know Dole that good. The band started in 1981 playing covers mainly. But after getting more support, the band started to write their own songs. Their early tracks were recorded with a drum machine. But from 1985 they got a drummer.
'The Speed Of Hope' was produced by no one else but Adrian Borland of The Sound who sadly left us a few years ago by jumping under a train.
All of Dole's records were released on Play It Again Sam and the LP was also released on major Polydor and even in Italy on Supporti Fonografici (Christian Death, Attrition, Chromagain, Weimar Gesang,...). There is a CD reissue from 1997 with some extra tracks but this one is deleted too.
The Speed Of Hope LP (PIAS-BIAS 27-1986)
2. The Dream
3. Maybe Tomorrow
4. I Say
6. A Day
7. Third Man