Bobby Gillespie Presents Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down Various Artists (Presents)


Ace Records
Catalogue Id:
CDCHD 1453

An exercise in mood and atmosphere compiled for us by the Primal Scream frontman. Available on CD and 180g clear vinyl 2LP gatefold set with bonus track.

Having been the drummer in the Jesus & Mary Chain as well as the singer in Primal Scream, Bobby Gillespie’s career in music has now spanned four decades, as well as two of the most pivotal bands of the independent/alternative scene. Famous for being both divisive and inclusive, not many bands can claim to have started riots by playing with their backs turned on the audience AND have brought everyone together in the biggest love-in since the 1960s with their E-driven “Screamadelica”.

Known for having an impeccable knowledge and contagious enthusiasm for music, a collector and fan through and through, Bobby has compiled an album for Ace based on mood and atmosphere, building something both incredibly personal and totally universal. He finds the sadness in the sunshine pop of the Beach Boys and isn’t afraid to have three of their tracks in a row, to enjoy that melancholy. He finds the 1970s punk attitude in one-time cleancut doo wopper Dion, the politics in Link Wray and the sex in Kris Kristofferson. It’s as much a reappraisal of these artists as a love letter to them, putting them in a new context and holding a different mirror to their faces.

His sleeve-notes take you on a mapped journey, from him as a young punk gig-goer in Glasgow, seeing Suicide supporting the Clash where they had an axe thrown at them, to meeting his heroes on an equal footing both on and off stage, through to gazing at the fragile people gone too soon. It’s a paean to loving music.

With a cover portrait by legendary fashion photographer Corinne Day and sleeve designed by Matthew Cooper (Franz Ferdinand/Primal Scream) and Bobby, he has made you the most beautiful of mix tapes.

Liz Buckley


Track listing


Side 1

  • 01 Preview May The Circle Remain Unbroken - 13th Floor Elevators

  • 02 Preview Til I Die (Alternate Mix) - The Beach Boys

  • 03 Preview Forever (A cappella Mix) - The Beach Boys

  • 04 Preview You're Welcome - The Beach Boys

  • 05 Preview Wild Mountain Thyme - The Byrds

  • 06 Preview Born To Be With You - Dion

  • 07 Preview American Dreamer - Gene Clark

  • 08 Preview Midnight Cowboy - John Barry

  • 09 Preview Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Kris Kristofferson

  • 10 Preview Ice People - Link Wray

  • 11 Preview As We Go Along - The Monkees

  • 12 Preview Love Hurts - Gram Parsons

  • 13 Preview War In Peace - Alexander "Skip"' Spence

  • 14 Preview Phantasmagoria In Two - Tim Buckley

  • 15 Preview Any Way That You Want Me - Evie Sands

  • 16 Preview Willin' - Little Feat

  • 17 Preview Breathe On Me - Ronnie Wood

  • 18 Preview Darklands - Primal Scream 

  • 19 Preview Precious Memories - Willie Nelson

  • 20 Preview Over The Rainbow - Jerry Lee Lewis

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