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Mull Historical Society: Us (2LP)

Mull Historical Society: Us (2LP)

  1. The Final Arrears
  2. Am I Wrong
  3. Oh Mother
  4. Asylum
  5. Live Like The Automatics
  6. Don’t Take Your Love Away From Me
  7. Minister For Genetics & Insurance M.P.
  1. 5 More Minutes
  2. Gravity
  3. The Supermarket Strikes Back
  4. Clones
  5. Her Is You
  6. Us
  7. Whiting Of The People

About this release

The follow-up to Mull Historical Society’s break-through debut album Loss was the band’s acclaimed second album, Us. Upon release, Us landed in the UK Top 20 and included follow-up song to Barcode Bypass, called The Supermarket Strikes Back, and the immense The Final Arrears #19 single, dubbed ‘exactly 3 minutes of pop perfection’ by Mark Radcliffe. Once again MacIntyre also took on production duties.

When Colin MacIntyre’s debut Mull Historical Society single ‘Barcode Bypass’ (Rough Trade) was named NME’s Debut Single of the Year in 2000, and then received its first daytime airplay (all 7 minutes of it) on Radio 1 on Jo Whiley’s show, it was clear a truly original song-writing talent had emerged as if fully formed — and from the unlikely Atlantic outpost of the isle of Mull, in the Scottish Hebrides (population of 2,500 people, 28,234 sheep).

Named after a genuine society, dedicated to the preservation of tradition on the bands home island, Mull sit somewhere in the valley between the Flaming Lips, Super Furry Animals and Beta Band.

Reissued for the first time since its original release, Us has been remastered by Phil Kinrade at Alchemy Mastering and is presented here as a 2LP, gatefold sleeve to match the original.