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Country Life
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The Bolshoi
Beggars Banquet
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September 16, 2022

The Bolshoi released three albums during their existence, but they also recorded a fourth album that was never officially released during their tenure. Provisionally titled Country Life, it was released in 2015 as part of a limited 5-CD box set. We are excited to now release it on vinyl for the first time. The album is double colored orange and green vinyl. Country Life consists of demos recorded for the album, and many of these only survived on reference cassettes but were digitally restored. We are especially thrilled that Trevor Tanner has recorded a brand new acoustic reimagining of the song “Dolores Jones” made specifically for this release.

The Bolshoi were different. Their songs were dark and subversive, sufficient evidence for many critics to corral them under the 'Gothic' banner at the time of their debut - but they really only "flirted" with Goth. They oozed dark, pensive lyrics supported with inventive pop-goth guitar making them nearly impossible to categorize.

The suburban surrealism of the lyrics was rooted in the stories from characters on the fringes of society rather than brooding romantics, with an undercurrent of boredom, inadequacy and violence. Not the usual themes for pop success!

Based in London, the band comprised Trevor Tanner (lead vocals, guitar), Nick Chown (bass), Jan Kalicki (drums) and Paul Clark (keyboards). With powerful live shows, The Bolshoi built a substantial following before disbanding in 1988.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 World in Action 3:54 Buy

    World in Action

  2. 2 Under the Shed 3:32 Buy

    Under the Shed

  3. 3 What's Your Favourite Colour 4:36 Buy

    What's Your Favourite Colour

  4. 4 Country Life 5:25 Buy

    Country Life

  5. 5 We Don't Want Him Here 3:35 Buy

    We Don't Want Him Here

  6. 6 Boy from the Nursery World 4:06 Buy

    Boy from the Nursery World

  7. 7 Long Tall Sally in a Black Dress 4:32 Buy

    Long Tall Sally in a Black Dress

  8. 8 Too Late 6:05 Buy

    Too Late

  9. 9 Out There in the Distance 6:32 Buy

    Out There in the Distance

  10. 10 Castaway 5:47 Buy


  11. 11 Dolores Jones 6:03 Buy

    Dolores Jones

  12. 12 Yee Hee 4:55 Buy

    Yee Hee

  13. 13 Madame Hecate 5:34 Buy

    Madame Hecate

  14. 14 Last Chance for the Slow Dance 4:19 Buy

    Last Chance for the Slow Dance

  15. 15 Everything Is Done for You Today 5:44 Buy

    Everything Is Done for You Today

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