The Lightning Seeds - Sense

The Lightning Seeds - Sense

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The Lightning Seeds - Sense
Album cover for Sense (1992)
Studio album by The Lightning Seeds
Released 6 April 1992
Recorded 1991, Rob's Front Room, Liverpool
Genre Alternative rock, indie pop
Length 42:17
Label Virgin (V 2690)
Producer Ian Broudie, Simon Rogers
The Lightning Seeds chronology
Singles from Sense
  1. "The Life of Riley"
    Released: 2 March 1992
  2. "Sense"
    Released: 18 May 1992
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  "Sense" is the second album by English musical group The Lightning Seeds, released in 1992 and produced chiefly by Ian Broudie and Simon Rogers.



"The Life of Riley", released as a single in March 1992, was written for Broudie's son Riley.

The album's second single, "Sense", was co-written by Broudie and Specials singer and long time writing partner Terry Hall. The single includes a track written by Broudie and Simon Rogers from their time as Care, "Flaming Sword", as a B-side. Hall released a re-recorded version of "Sense" with himself on vocals in 1994.



Track listing

All songs written by Ian Broudie (except where stated).

  1. "Sense" – 4:12 (Broudie, Terry hall)
  2. "The Life of Riley" – 4:05
  3. "Blowing Bubbles" – 4:16
  4. "A Cool Place" – 2:57
  5. "Where Flowers Fade" – 5:03 (Broudie, Hall)
  6. "A Small Slice of Heaven" – 3:50 (Broudie, Hall)
  7. "Tingle Tangle" – 3:22
  8. "Happy" – 4:33 (Broudie, Ian McNabb)
  9. "Marooned" – 4:40
  10. "Thinking Up, Looking Down" – 5:19





The album reached #50 in the UK Albums Chart and singles "The Life of Riley" and "Sense" would chart at a modest #28 and #31 respectively.

Charts (1992) Peak chart position
UK Albums Chart 53
U.S. Billboard 200 154




The Lightning Seeds - Sense

UK Virgin V 2690 stereo (1992).

Album produced by Ian Broudie and Simon Rogers.

The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

Both record centre labels are free from tears, stains or stickers.

The album cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.

The album cover has its manufacturers promotional sticker still adhered to the front side.

The album cover has a strong, undamaged spine, displaying very clear, printed script.

The original inner sleeve is perfectly presented.

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