Pulp – Separations (2012) – LP
Continuing the complete Pulp collection as part of Fire’s Embers Reissue series, their third and last album for the Fire label, ‘Separations’ is to be reissued in February 2012. By 1992 Pulp had already transformed from their debut ‘It’ through the dark electronic phase of ‘Freaks’ and were garnering significant momentum. Now critically acclaimed and with a live reputation matched by only a few, most of the songs on ‘Separations’ sound fully-realised in that undeniably Pulp manner that was soon to be experienced everywhere. And, for the first time, there was an inescapable disco pulse. This is the transition album where Pulp, caught between a doomed romantic outsider past and an acid-bright future, made an album that brilliantly reflects both.
Beautifully re-mastered and repackaged and with liner notes by Everett True, the disc includes four bonus tracks, including ‘Death Goes To The Disco’, ‘Is This House’, as well as an extended version of the single ‘Countdown’ and the previously unreleased ‘Death Comes To Town’.
‘Separations’ spawned two of Pulps most successful singles to date in ‘Countdown’ and ‘My Legendary Girlfriend’, with the latter topping the singles of 1991 lists by major music publications.
Pulp’s ‘It’ and ‘Freaks’ will be reissued at the same time for the complete Pulp on Fire collection