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Old 01-28-03, 11:17 PM
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What ever happened to the LIGHTNING SEEDS?

Even though their last album "Tilt" was released in 1999, they seemed to have recently dropped off the face of the earth. Any fans know if another album is planned in the near future?
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Old 01-29-03, 01:20 AM
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No idea, but a few days ago I dusted off "Cloudcuckooland" so I could transfer it to my mp3 player and rediscovered a great pop album.
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Old 01-29-03, 10:36 AM
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I didn't even know they released an album in '99. I'd bet a hits compilation from these guys would be wonderful.
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Old 01-29-03, 10:50 AM
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they do:
Best Of albeit a short tracklisting.
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Cool. I really like the song "All I Want". I believe there is a single version with more background vocals near the end of the song that is different from the album version (or I'm going senile).
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Old 01-30-03, 08:42 AM
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The Lightning Seeds are a great little band. I've loved their music since "Cloudcuckooland". Their last two albums ("Greatest Hits" and "Tilt") were never released in the U.S. But well worth the purchase on amazon.co.uk. No, I don't work for them or the LS. I just think any U.S. fan should know where to get their music. Like me. Last I heard, Ian put the band on hold indefinitely (according to one of their websites). But I wouldn't be surprised if the Seeds resurfaced at some point. I think the highlight of their career was definitely "Jollification". Quite possibly the best modern rock "pop" album of the 90's. IMO.
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Okay, this thread spurred me on to looking at their post-"Sense" work and I'm intrigued (that means this is a good thread!). The reason I didn't search for their recordings after 1992 was because I thought their first 2 discs were filled with 3 or 4 incredible songs and then a bit of filler. I'm wondering if I'd be better off looking into their hits collection even though I have a bunch of those songs. allmusic.com give "Jollification" a very good review. Might check ebay for that.
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Originally posted by atlantamoi
Okay, this thread spurred me on to looking at their post-"Sense" work and I'm intrigued (that means this is a good thread!). The reason I didn't search for their recordings after 1992 was because I thought their first 2 discs were filled with 3 or 4 incredible songs and then a bit of filler. I'm wondering if I'd be better off looking into their hits collection even though I have a bunch of those songs. allmusic.com give "Jollification" a very good review. Might check ebay for that.
wait!... you don't own "Jollification"? The albums opens with my favourite pop song of all time "Perfect"

Dizzy Heights is a fantastic album.
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Old 01-30-03, 09:19 AM
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"Jollification" had the most hit singles in the U.K. And an interesting story behind that album. It was first released along it's first single and both did mediorce at best on the charts. But they re-released the single (which I believe was used in a popular commercial) and both took off. And "Jollification" went on to get nominated for album of the year at the British Music Awards. You can't go wrong with this album. And the song with Alison Moyet is SUPERB!!!!!!
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Cool, thanks. I noticed that there is an import set of Jollification/Dizzy Heights, but it's 2 CD's together (not one disc to save bucks). I'm going to buy Jolly.
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Jollification is an awesome album. I miss the Lightning Seeds, too.
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Old 01-31-03, 01:42 AM
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Excellent band. I should dig out a few of their cds out of my collection and give them a listen.
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Old 02-01-03, 01:17 PM
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If you want a couple of other bands by the same guys, try The Wild Swans, and The Care. Essentially, these two bands are The Lightening Seeds under a different name.
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Originally posted by mllefoo
If you want a couple of other bands by the same guys, try The Wild Swans, and The Care.
I pulled out the Wild Swans' Bringing Home the Ashes and Space Flower a week or two ago - great stuff (Ian Broudie doesn't appear on the former, though).
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they did the UK 1998 world cup song, right?
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Old 02-03-03, 11:01 AM
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Originally posted by RoQuEr
they did the UK 1998 world cup song, right?
"Three Lions"
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Old 03-27-03, 09:13 PM
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Just a couple of weeks ago, I won an ebay auction that paired Jollification with Sense for about $8. What a steal.

While I was vacationing in New Orleans this week I saw a commercial for bottled water (Aquafina?) that used re-made version "Pure." It sounded great, less electronics than the originals. Although I only heard it once, I swear the vocals were Ian Broudie's, but I could be wrong. Anyone see this commercial? And is this version commercially available?
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Old 04-01-03, 12:29 AM
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yeah, I saw the ad a couple of weeks ago, and thought, "Hey cool, a Lightning Seeds song!" I thought it sounded like Ian.
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Update:

http://www.lightning-seeds.co.uk/main.htm

Tales Told
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TRIVIA TIME:

Do any Lightning Seeds fans know where the name "Lightning Seeds" came from? Five points awarded for the correct answer.

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Old 11-24-04, 08:45 AM
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Well, it's been a full day with no reply, so I guess either nobody knows, or nobody cares.
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Old 11-26-04, 01:28 AM
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Their name came from a misinterpretation of the line in Prince's "Raspberry Beret".

It was thought that the line went, "thunder only hides what the lightning seeds" when, in fact, the line goes, "thunder only hides what the lightning sees".

I don't really know much about the band other that that tune "The Life of Riley" Anyway, I just wanted my five points.
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Five points awarded to thee...may they serve you well.

(but actually, it's "thunder drowns out what the lightning sees")

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Dammit! I haven't been in Music for a few days and I lose out on points.
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Old 06-05-06, 02:01 PM
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The Return:

New 'Best Of' album: (12th June)



1. Lucky You
2. Life Of Riley
3. Change
4. Feeling Lazy
5. Life's Too Short
6. Pure
7. Song For No One [reworked version]
8. You Showed Me
9. Be My Baby
10. Sugar Coated Iceberg
11. Ready Or Not
12. Lucifer Sam
13. What If
14. If Only
15. Perfect
16. What You Say
17. Tables Have Turned [NEW SONG]
18. Sense
19. Marvellous
20. 3 Lions

[I would have had 'Perfect' been the first song, delete 'Be My Baby' and add ' Waiting for Today to Happen']

New DVD single:
Three Lions - 5th June

New CD Single:
Song For No One - 26th June


Live Dates:

5th June - Zodiac, Oxford (01865 420042)
6th June - Sugarmill, Stoke (0871 2302623)
7th June - Dingwalls, London (0870 711 2000)
1st July - Hyde Park Calling Fettival, London
14th July - Guilfest Festival, Guilfest

all UK releases and tour info If I can get my act together I might try to fly out to Guilfest

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