News: Modern Eon – Fiction Tales album reissue

30 10 2022

Cherry Red are reissuing Modern Eon’s influential album Fiction Tales, as an expanded 2CD Edition, on December 16 2022.

Modern Eon - Fiction Tales

Forming in Liverpool in 1978, built around the collaborative dynamics of Alix Plain and Danny Hampson, Modern Eon burned brightly but briefly, issuing a run of singles and the remarkable album Fiction Tales before disbanding prior to the recording of a second long player.

The band expanded their following with a support slot on The Stranglers Meninblack tour of 1981.

Issued on CD for the first time, this expanded and remastered edition of Fiction Tales features a collection of complementary single versions, B-sides and previously unreleased recordings made in 1982, immediately prior to the band’s demise.

Compiled with Modern Eon’s Alix and Danny, and accompanied by detailed sleeve notes by Andrew Keeling, this is a long overdue re-evaluation of an album that still sounds so powerful so many years later.

Pre-order Fiction Tales from Amazon

Track Listing:

Disc One

Second Still
The Grass Still Grows
Watching The Dancers
Real Hymn
Waiting For The Cavalry
High Noon
Child’s Play
In A Strange Way

Disc Two

Second Still (1979 Version)
Choreography (1979 Version)
Euthenics (1980 Version)
Waiting For The Cavalry (1980 Version)
Cardinal Signs
Mechanic (Single Version)
After The Party*
After The Party (Dub)*
After The Party (Dub) (2021 Mix)*
Garland Leaves*

*Previously Unreleased

Pre-order Fiction Tales from Amazon

Also available – Andrew Keeling’s book – Musical Guide to Modern Eon



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