Tuesday, April 1, 2008

The Saints - All Fools Day

For my 50th post.

The Saints 7th studio Album released on my birthday
in 1986 was Bailey's big commercial breakthrough.
Opening with the classic song about life on the road
in a rock band "Just Like Fire Would", their highest
chart success and producing two other singles
"See you in Paradise" and " Temple of the Lord",
it put them on the mainstream map from which
they had been missing, if only for a short while.
Chock full of Chris's Catholic references and world
wearily observations, its a true Australian Classic,
I mean they still play "Just Like Fire Would"
regally on MMM our national Classic rock FM
station(Not that I listen to that sort of thing)
Its a shame how someone like Chris Bailey
seemed to stop working after 1986 in the eyes
of so many, cause he didn't, he got even better.
This is my April fools day post, cause if you
didn't pick it up its my birthday.

All Fools Day - Chris Bailey

Just give me one last kiss
this jewel is a roughened friend of mine
I suppose we all have to go sometime

Christ abandoned in the wilderness
could have blessed himself
& been done with it

not you or me

we're stuck here in this mindless eternity

On all fools day
we can all join together

On all fools day

we can join the celebration
On all fools day

So when the day comes
when there is no tomorrow
crashing dreams like sleep
you can't rise from your pillow
& the blinding light
might destroy your sorrow

empires falling down
like a rain from heaven
So on this lazy afternoon
while the sun is still shining
raise your glass of wine
& let others decide
On all fools day

we can all join together

On all fools day
we can join the celebration

On all fools day

Track Listing
  1. "Just Like Fire Would"
  2. "First Time"
  3. "Hymn to Saint Jude"
  4. "See You In Paradise"
  5. "Love or Imagination"
  6. "Celtic Ballad"
  7. "Empty Page"
  8. "Big Hits (On the Underground)"
  9. "How to Avoid Disaster"
  10. "Blues on My Mind"
  11. "Temple of the Lord"
  12. "All Fools Day"
  13. "Some Things Never Change" **
  14. "Calling On You" **
** not on the original release

Download Here


Overhere said...

Thanks Bob - this is a rare treat - I remember the first time I heard 'Just Like Fire Would - on Sounds I think with Donny Sutherland. A brilliant song on a brilliant album...


Danny said...

This is great. I've got this album on vinyl and it's been looking out at me (literally) for a while now, asking to be played. I don't listen to much vinyl so this will be a great way to listen to it again. My version hasn't got the 2 bonus tracks so that's something to look forward to.

It's still March 31st here in England by the way.

Keep up the good work mate.

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks guys , sorry bout the time lag
theres not much I can do about that. I'm glad to see some comments, I was beginning to think all the Bailey stuff had scared you all off
ciao bob

Anonymous said...

congrats on the 50th post, great site and thanks for the superb records. greetings from melbourne

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

Thanks Stav, glad you enjoy it, I will be posting a very fine Victorian compilation in the future for you readers down the other end of the east coast
ciao bob

Anonymous said...

can you reupload this one please?

chuck said...

Arrrgghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!

404 meltdown argghhhhhhhhh!

dang u zshare!

re-up be nice bob :)

Bob, Brisbane, Australia said...

I'll reup on the weekend chuck, been far to busy with work since coming back

Robert Haynes said...

Hi, I know this is a really old post, but is there a chance you can refresh the download link? Just discovered this band. Thank you! Robert

Robert said...

I know this post is old, but could you refresh the download? I just discovered this band! thank you. Robert