PROMISE NOTHING

CATALOGUE WYFI14
FORMAT LP
LABEL WHY FI
RELEASE DATE SEPTEMBER 1983
SLEEVE DESIGN Martyn Atkins and David A Jones for Town & Country Planning, Sonning. Back cover photograph by Tom Sheehan.

 
CURRENT VALUE £20
  TRACK LISTING WRITERS PRODUCER
  WE WILL MEET THEM AGAIN Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
  ARCTIC DEATH Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
  ANGELS CRYING Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
  SANCTUS Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
LOVE'S A LONELY PLACE TO BE Virginia Astley Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
  SOARING Russell Webb Jon Astley & Phil Chapman
  FUTILITY Virginia Astley/Wilfred Owen David Lord
  A SUMMER LONG SINCE PASSED Virginia Astley Russell Webb & Virginia Astley
  IT'S TOO HOT  TO SLEEP Virginia Astley Russell Webb & Virginia Astley
NOTES   TRIVIA

Promise Nothing mostly combines material from her debut EP A Bao A Qu and her debut album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.

This release was issued in Canada through Sire records.

We Will Meet Them Again featured words taken from a translation of Mahler's Songs On The Death Of Children. The melody for this song was also used by Virginia for the song Joy which features on the Richard Jobson album The Ballad Of Etiquette.

The melody for Angels Crying was also used as incidental music on the track A Long Absence (Un Entetien Avec Marguerite Duras) from the Les Disques Du Crépuscule compilation album The Fruit Of The Original Sin.

Love's A Lonely Place To Be was released as a single in January 1983.

The version of Soaring featured here is different from the version that originally appeared on the B-Side to Love's A Lonely Place To Be.

Futility features words taken from the Wilfred Owen poem of the same name set to music composed by Virginia. This is a remixed version of the track which features on the Mighty Reel cassette compilation (4 lines of vocals have been mixed out to allow prominence�for the oboe).

A Summer Long Since Passed had originally featured as the B-Side to the 12" version of the single Love's A Lonely Place To Be and subsequently appeared on Virginia's debut album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.

 

The sleeve design of the single Love's A Lonely Place To Be was reused for this album.

A Summer Long Since Passed was titled A Summer Long Since Past when it appeared on the album From Gardens Where We Feel Secure.