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Matt Johnson - Burning Blue Soul


1The River Flows East In Spring
Guitar – B.C. GilbertPiano [Karate Chop] – Graham LewisProducer – B.C. Gilbert, G. Lewis
2Out Of Control2:01
3Bugle Boy2:27
4Time (Again) For The Golden Sunset
Producer – B.C. Gilbert, G. Lewis
5Red Cinders In The Sand
Producer – Pete Maben
6Song Without An Ending4:35
7(Like A) Sun Rising Through My Garden5:01
9Iceing Up7:35
10Another Boy Drowning5:53


  • Artwork [Original]Andrew Johnson, Neville Brody
  • Mastered ByBilBo
  • Photography By [Original]Darren Laws
  • ProducerIvo (tracks: A2, A4, B1 to B4, B6), Matt Johnson (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1 to B4, B6)
  • Written-By, Performer, VocalsMatt Johnson


This is the original issue of the album, often referred to as the 'psychedelic eye design'.
Published by Cherry Red Music. Back Sleeve Notes: "Matt Johnson (Born London August 1961) is a member of The The and The Gadgets. This LP was recorded during spring/summer 1981."
The inner sleeve show photocopies of the lyrics papers sheets, for all tracks, written by hand of Matt Johnson.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Etched): CAD-113-A I DID KNOW THE SECRET OF THE UNIVERSE... W-30 BILBO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Etched): CAD-113-B .. ONLY I FORGOT. W-17 BILBO . TA1PE


  • Published By – Cherry Red Music
  • Mastered At – Tape One
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – 4AD
  • Pressed By – WEA Records Pressing Plant, West Drayton


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Matt Johnson - Burning Blue Soul
Performer: Matt Johnson
Genre: Rock
Title: Burning Blue Soul
Country: UK
Released: Aug 1981
Style: New Wave, Psychedelic Rock
MP3 album: 1781 mb
FLAC album: 2730 mb
Source: Vinyl, LP, Album
№ Cat: CAD 113
Label: 4AD