Rema-Rema - Fond Reflections (2019 Re-Issue)
40 years after disbanding comes ‘Fond Reflections’, the debut album that never was from cult 4AD band Rema- Rema.
Rema-Rema featured former members of The Models and Siouxsie and The Banshees and their much-loved ‘Wheel In The Roses’ EP (1980) was among the first records to be released on 4AD. Their only contribution to the label’s storied history, they split-up before its release, going on to form or join bands as diverse as Renegade Soundwave, The Wolfgang Press, Mass and Adam and the Ants.
The debut album that never was, ‘Fond Reflections’ comes almost forty years after their debut EP and has been culled from the band’s rich archive of reel-to-reel and cassette recordings, with member Gary Asquith and mixing engineer Takatsuna Mukai painstakingly working on them to make the album as cohesive as possible.
The ten tracks pretty much reflect the band’s live set and is the closest to what their debut album could have sounded like. Worth noting too that although all their 1980 EP tracks are present on the album, they are all from different recordings.
1. Feedback Song (Halligans Live Rehearsal Version)
2. Rema-Rema (Halligans Live Rehearsal Version)
3. Gallery / Oh Rock ‘n’ Roll
4. Lost My Way
5. Short Stories
6. International Scale
7. Fond Affections (Portobello Road Version)
8. Why Ask Why Instrumental (Halligans Live Rehearsal Version)
9. Entry (Halligans Live Rehearsal Version)
10. ‘Extended Wheel In The Roses’
Genre: Indie & Alternative
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: 4AD0069LP
Released: 1 March 2019