Melbourne, Australia minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields released their second album All The Pleasures Of The World in 2009. A decade later they revisit this era-defining album with a deluxe vinyl reissue, including new liner notes and a raft of bonus tracks (including covers of Abba, Roxette and Kath Bloom).
All the Pleasures catapulted Crayon Fields from Melbourne home-town favourites to internationally acclaimed cult heroes. In Australia they shared stages with the likes of Cornelius, Stereolab, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Built to Spill. With its loping bass lines, swooning strings and eerie, hypnotic harmonies, All The Pleasures Of The World quickly assumed the status of a 21st century indie classic. The initial vinyl run sold out very quickly, and for the last decade fans have been harassing the band for a repress. Crayon Fields have gone one step beyond, with newly penned liner notes from Geoffrey O’Connor as well as Melbourne novelist / scriptwriter Anna Barnes (Content). The first pressing is in blue / green “galaxy swirl” coloured vinyl, and the band have raided their archives to unearth a trove of rare bonus tracks. These include single B-sides, covers of Abba, Roxette and Kath Bloom, and even moog-driven lounge instrumental versions of key singles Mirror Ball and the album title track. One of Chapter’s most treasured releases just got even more special.