Why hunt down original Blue Orchids vinyl? This newly-mastered collection compiles "The Flood" and "Work" singles, the Agents Of Change 12" EP, and previously unreleased demos of "The Unknown" and "Sleepy Town" into one nice package.
"The Flood" and "Disney Boys" came out as a double A-side and quickly made the indie charts. "Work" and "The House That Faded Out" bettered the debut, and in fact "Work" easily remains the band's most often compiled song, appearing on two dozen officially released various artists collections. Following their debut album Blue Orchids acted as Nico's back-up band and recorded a number of songs perhaps originally intended for her. Four of them were released on the Agents Of Change 12". Those tracks are compiled here on vinyl for the first time with two previously unreleased tracks. "The Unknown" comes from around the same time as the "Agents Of Change" EP, and "Sleepy Town" is an early version of a song which was later a 12" 45 side.
Despite promises, Rough Trade US, in a period of chaos and confusion, somehow failed to release any of this material in America. So for the first time ever, Blue Orchids offer an actual domestic release, with cover art by acclaimed artist Leka Mladenovic, whose work with Vic Godard of Subway Sect has been the subject of several gallery exhibitions.