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Indulgence No. 1

Indulgence No. 1

  • Formats
    • Picture 7" (Setanta, 18/10/1993): 5 021289 200177 (DC 001)
  • Items
    • Postcard

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This picture-disc was released between Liberation and Promenade along with Lucy and Your Daddy’s Car. The record is not really a single as there is no leading track; and it is in a weird format: one side at 45rpm with one song, and the other at 33rpm with 2 tracks.

The two first songs are covers: ‘Hate My Way’ by Kristin Hersh of the Throwing Muses and ‘Untitled Melody’ by Edwyn Collins. ‘Europe By Train’ is here a remix of the Liberation instrumental. It is possible this track actually replaces another cover meant to be on the record, since Keith Cullen stated during these session a cover of The Ramones’ ‘Something To Believe In' was recorded to his suggestion [1].

The 7” came in a mere plastic sleeve, with no picture on it then. But the artwork is to be found the picture disc itself! As part of the Liberation promo, the A-side photo is from the same shooting as those in Liberation. The B-side features another William Morris’ wallpaper [2].

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The disc originally came with a Setanta notice featuring the credits and catalogue number, as well as a small bar code sticker. Nowadays it is not easy to find a complete set with those two prints as the plastic sleeve could have been changed.

By the centre of the disc are etched:
A side: ORLAKE DC+1+A
B side: ORLAKE DC+1+B

The postcard


To promote the release of Indulgence No.1 Setanta issued an Indulgence postcard with the same photo as used on the A side of the disc. It was also given away with some Your Daddy’s Car flexies.

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[1] Keith Cullen interview for state.ie, 2012
[2] Reference needed