The Primitives - Pure

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The Primitives - Pure
Studio album by
 The Primitives
Released 1989
Genre Indie pop
Length 45:49
Label RCA
Producer Paul Sampson, Wayne Morris
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  "Pure" is a 1989 studio album by the British band The Primitives, released as the follow-up to their debut, "Lovely". The line-up changed slightly over the course of the previous year: Steve Dullaghan was replaced on the bass guitar by Paul Sampson, who also shared the production duties with Wayne Morris.

The first U.S. single from "Pure" was "Sick of It", which reached #24 in the UK. Pure also features "Way Behind Me", a single which was actually released shortly after the debut album (rising to #36 on the UK charts in 1988) and added to all future editions of "Lovely". "Secrets" was also released as a single; however it stalled just inside the Top 50 (#49 UK). "I'll Be Your Mirror" is a cover of a Velvet Underground song from 1967.



Track listing

All songs written by Paul Court unless indicated otherwise.

  1. "Outside" - 1:54
  2. "Summer Rain" - 3:09
  3. "Sick of It" - 3:11
  4. "Shine" - 3:53
  5. "Dizzy Heights" - 2:35
  6. "All the Way Down" (P.J. Court, Tracy, Dullaghan) - 3:35
  7. "Secrets" - 2:29
  8. "Keep Me in Mind" - 2:35
  9. "Lonely Streets" - 2:18
  10. "Can't Bring Me Down" - 2:37
  11. "Way Behind Me" (P.J. Court, Tracy) - 3:08
  12. "Never Tell" - 2:53



  • Tracy Tracy - lead vocals, tambourine
  • Paul Court - guitar, vocals
  • Tig Williams - drums
  • Paul Sampson - bass


Chart performance

The album reached No. 36 on the UK album charts. It spent 15 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts and reached its peak position of No. 113 in February 1990.



The Primitives - Pure

German RCA Lazy Recordings PL 74252 stereo (1989) 1st press.

Album manufactured in Germany.

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

Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.

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

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

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

The original colour, printed inner sleeve is excellently presented.

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