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The Telescopes Discography

Singles

Forever Close Your Eyes (Dec. 1988)
UK Flexi (Cheree, CHEREE1)
-:-- Forever Close Your Eyes


Split Flexi with Loop (SoundHead - Live at ULU)
It was originally intended tthat the flexi be given away with Sowing Seeds (fanzine) issue six but was sold via mailorder or at Loop gigs for 50p.
Kick the Wall (Jan. 1989)
UK 7" (Cheree, CHEREE2)
-:-- Kick the Wall
-:-- This is the Last of Whats Coming Now

Ltd editon initital pressing of 1,000 in blue sleeve, followed by a re-press of 500 in numbered red sleeve.

Produced by Richard Formby and the Telescopes. Recorded at Woodhouse Mobile Recordings, Leeds, August '88. Stephen, Dave, Joanna, Robert, Dominic. Both songs by Lawrie.
7th# Diaster (Apr. 1989)
UK 12" (Cheere, CHEREE4)
-:-- 7th# Diaster
-:-- Nothing
-:-- This Planet
-:-- Cold

Only 3,000 sold (not sure if this mean it was ltd to 3000 copies)
Produced by Richard Formby, Mike Stout, and the telescopes. Recorded at Woodhouse Mobile Recordings, Leeds, January '89.
The Perfect Needle (Aug. 1989)
UK 12" (What Goes On, WHATGOES15T)
-:-- The Perfect Needle
-:-- Sadness Pale
-:-- SHC Burn
-:-- You Can Not Be Sure


Produced By Richard Formby, arranged by the Telescopes. Recorded June 1989 at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent. Engineered by Ken MacPherson and Chris Bell. Violins by Julian Overton. All words and music by Stephen Lawrie.
To Kill a Slow Girl Walking (Jan. 1990)
UK 12"/CDS (What Goes On, WHATGOES18T, WHATGOES18CD)
-:-- To Kill A Slow Girl Walking
-:-- Treasure
-:-- Forever Now
-:-- Pure Sweetest Ocean

Produced By Richard Formby, arranged by the Telescopes. Recorded Oct. 1989 at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent. Engineered by Ken MacPherson. Cellos, trumpets and organ by Richard. All words and music by Stephen Lawrie.
Precious Little (Apr. 1990)
UK 7"/12"/CDS (Creation, CRE 081, CRE 081T, CRECD 081)
-:-- Precious Little
-:-- Deep Hole Ends
-:-- Never Hurt You
-:-- I Sense

Produced By Richard Formby. Recorded at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent, engineered by Ken MacPherson. Mixed at Southern Studios, engineered by Harvey Birrell Written by Stephen Lawrie, except "Never Hurt You" by Stephen Lawrie and David Fitzgerald.
Everso (Dec. 1990)
UK 7"/12"/CD (Creation, CRE 092, CRE 092T, CRESCD 092)
-:-- Everso
-:-- Never Learn Not To Love
-:-- Wish Of You

Produced By Richard Formby. Arranged by the Telescopes. Recorded at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent. Engineered by Ken MacPherson. Written by Stephen Lawrie, except "Never Learn Not To Love" by D. Wilson.
Celeste (Feb. 1991)
UK 7"/12"/CD (Creation, CRE 103, CRE 103T, CRESCD 103)
-:-- Celeste
-:-- All A Dreams
-:-- Celestial

Produced By Richard Formby. Arranged by the Telescopes. Recorded at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent 1990/1991. Engineered by Ken MacPherson. Written by Stephen Lawrie.
Flying (15 July 1991)
UK 7"(?)/12"/CDS (Creation, CRE 108T, CRESCD 108)
-:-- Flying
-:-- Soul Full Of Tears
-:-- High On Fire
-:-- The Sleepwalk

Arranged and produced By Richard Formby and the Telescopes and engineered by Ken MacPherson and recorded at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent, except "Flying" arranged and produced by the Telescopes and engineered by Guy Fixsen at Protocol Studios, London. All songs written by Stephen Lawrie.
Apparently reached No. 72 in the Uk charts.

Albums

Taste (1989)
UK LP/CD (What Goes On, GOES ON 32, GOES ON CD 32)
UK LP/CD (Cheree, CHEREE 9, CHEREE 9CD) [re-issue]
-:-- And Let Me Drift Away
-:-- I Fall, She Screams
-:-- Oil Seed Rape
-:-- Violence
-:-- Threadbare
-:-- The Perfect Needle
-:-- There Is No Floor
-:-- Anticipating Nowhere
-:-- Please, Before You Go
-:-- Suffercation
-:-- Silent Water
-:-- Suicide

Notes: Produced By Richard Formby, arranged by the Telescopes. Recorded June 1989 at the Track Station, Burton-Upon-Trent. Engineered by Ken MacPherson and Chris Bell. The Telescopes: Stephen Lawrie (vocals, guitars), Joanna Doran (guitars, french horns), David Fitzgerald (guitars), Robert Brooks (bass guitars) and Dominic Dillon (drums). Piano by Rose Emery, violin by Julian Overton. All words and music by Stephen Lawrie.
Trade Mark Of Quality (1990)
UK LP/CD (Fierce, Fright 039, Fright 039CD)
-:-- There Is No Floor
-:-- Sadness Pale
-:-- The Perfect Needle
-:-- 7th# Disaster
-:-- Threadbare
-:-- Violence
-:-- Anticipating Nowhere
-:-- Please, Before You Go
-:-- Suicide


Recorded Live at Harlow Square Club.
The Telescopes (aka Higher 'n' Higher) (25 May 1992)
UK LP/CD (Creation, CRELP 079, CRECD 79)
US CD
-:-- Splashdown
-:-- High On Fire
-:-- You Set My Soul
-:-- Spaceships
-:-- The Presence Of Your Grace
-:-- And
-:-- Flying
-:-- Yeah
-:-- Ocean Drive
-:-- Please Tell Mother
-:-- To The Shore

Apparently released as a limited edition digi-pack (thought I've never seen a jewel case version).
Came with booklet containing lyrics and cords.
Produced by Guy Fixsen and the Telescopes, engineered by Guy Fixsen, assisted by Andy and Marcus and recorded at Protocol, London Nov. 1991 to Feb. 1992. The Telescopes: Stephen Lawrie (vocals, acoustic guitars), Joanna Doran (vocals, rhythm guitars), David Fitzgerald (lead guitars), Robert Brooks (bass guitars) and Dominic Dillon (drums and percussion). Piano on "You Set My Soul" by Ed Ball, all other piano by Guy Fixsen. Cello on "Please Tell Mother" by Margaret Fiedler. The Telescopes play all other instruments. All tracks by Stephen Lawrie.
Third Wave (April 2002)
US CD (Double Agent)

Compilation Appearances

Tomorrow Never Knows (1989)
Various Artists - Yeah Yeah Yeah
UK CS
-:-- Tomorrow Never Knows

The Beatles cover
Morning Dew (Sept. 1990)
Becket House
UK LP (Becket House Phew 2)
-:-- Morning Dew

Time Rose cover (60s Folk. artist) "The Telescopes whip up a Veveteen storm with the barbed serentity of "Morning Dew" - Melody Maker Sept. 22, 1990
Candy Says (1990)
Heaven & Hell: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground Volume One
UK LP/CD (Imaginary Records ILLCD 016)
US CD (Communion Records) 1991
-:-- Candy Says

Velvet Underground cover
To Kill A Slow Girl Walking (1990)
Indie Top 20 Vol. 8
UK 2LP/CD/CS (Beechwood TT08, TT08CD, TT08MC?)
-:-- To Kill A Slow Girl Walking
Precious Little (1990)
Indie Top 20 Vol. 10
UK 2LP/CD/CS (Beechwood, TT010, TT010CD, TT10MC?)
-:-- Precious Little
Flying (1991)
Indie Top 20 Vol. 13
UK 2LP/CD/CS (Beechwood, TT013, TT013CD, TT013MC?)
-:-- Flying
The Good's Gone
Who Covers who
UK CD
-:-- The Good's Gone (The Who)
Everso (1991)
A Palace In The Sun compilation lp/cd
UK LP/CD (Creation CRELP 088, CREDCD 088)
-:-- Everso
Flying (1991)
Sorted, Snorted and Sported - A creation compilation
UK LP/CD (Creation CRELP 117, CREDCD 117)
-:-- Flying
Spaceships (1992)
All the President's Men - A creation compilation
UK LP/CD (Creation CRELP 117, CREDCD 117)
-:-- Spaceships
You Set My Soul (1995)
Coming Down - A creation compilation
UK LP/CD (Creation CRELP 35, CREDCD 135)
UK CS (Creation/NME Creation 128) (1992) NME Freebie
-:-- You Set My Soul
Flying (1995)
Coming Down - A creation compilation
UK LP/CD (Creation CRELP 35, CREDCD 135)
-:-- Flying


Creation Records: International Guardians Of Rock'n'Roll 1983-1999
UK 2CD (Sony, SONYTV94CD) (6 November 2000)
-:-- Flying
Tesla Death Ray (2001)
Take Everything Very Seriously
US CD (Double Agent Records DA2001)
-:-- Tesla Death Ray

Remixes

Class - Japanese Technology (Thee SBSB Mix) (2001)
Take Everthing Very Seriously
US CD (Double Agent Records DA2001)
-:-- Class - Japanese Technology (Thee SBSB Mix)


Remixed by The Telescopes

Collaborations

It's Mashed Potato Time with Fxa (March 2000)
Techno Light
UK 7" (Rocket Girl RGIRL14)
-:-- It's Mashed Potato Time


Orange vinyl
Rainy Day Dream Away with Fxa (2000)
Fxa 2000
UK CD (Rocket Girl)
-:-- Rainy Day Dream Away

Radio Sessions

John Peel session
Broadcasted: 13/6/89
Recorded: 16/5/89 Maida Vale Studio 3
Sadness Pale
There is no floor
Suffocation
Silent Water


Lineup: Stephen Lawrie (vocal), Dave Fitzgerald (guitar), Joanna Doran (guitar), Dominic Dillon (drums) Robert Brooks (bass)
John Peel session 2
Broadcasted: 15/9/91
Recorded: 6/8/91 Maida Vale Studio 5
Please Tell Mother
Splashdown
Presence Of Your Grace
To The Shore
Radio 5 Session
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Promos

You Set My Soul
UK 12" (Creation ctp008) [promo]
12" New 32829
?????
UK CD (Creation) [promo]
More info soon, as soon i can dig this one out

Videos

7th#Disaster (1989)
NME's Carry on Disarming compilation (for CND)
UK PAL Video DISARM 1

Mail-order only. sold at least 5,500 copies.
Celeste
Everso
The Creation Records Compilation: Volume 2 (1991)
UK Creation/Virgin Music Video VVD 880
NTSC and Pal


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