In the late 1990s a two-man line-up of the iconic Pink Fairies band, Paul Rudolph and Twink, recorded a pair of albums called Pleasure Island (1996) and No Picture (1997) which only received a limited release at the time. The band has now approved re-mastered re-releases of both albums via Cherry Red.
During the preparation of the re-releases, two incomplete tracks came to light. “Do You Remember?” and “Bugman” have now been released for the first time on a new compilation of recordings from the era, called Duo, which also features newly written liner notes chronicling this 1990s chapter of the band’s history.
Paul Rudolph said: “It was a lot of fun to work with Twink on ‘Pleasure Island’ and ‘No Picture’. A visit turned into a totally spontaneous happening with things coming together on the spot, not unlike a Pink Fairies gig, rehearsal or recording session. Riding the energy of the Universe in the moment. For me, ‘Cargoe in Jamaica’ from the ‘Pleasure Island’ CD is very reminiscent of the Pink Fairies live. Working with Twink’s lyrics reminded me of our collaboration writing ‘Do It’.
Twink added: “Working with Paul again, albeit at a distance, has reminded me of the great and fun times we had together making the albums ‘Pleasure Island’ and ‘No Picture’ back in the 90s. The remastered versions just released by Cherry Red Records sound amazing. I’ve heard the remastered version of the ‘Duo’ compilation with previously unreleased recordings included and it sounds equally amazing. I sincerely hope we will get a chance to work together again in the future. Hey Captain …. Don’t forget the sea biscuits!!”
Pleasure Island on CD: https://geni.us/ExM017cd
No Picture on CD: https://geni.us/ExM018cd
Duo compilation on CD: https://geni.us/DuoCD
The Pink Fairies are also on Spotify (https://geni.us/PFspo) and Apple Music (https://geni.us/PFam).
“Do you remember, Love and Peace, it was the time that we hit the streets, the days were long, we played for free, it was the time of the Pink Fairies” (lyrics from “Do You Remember?” on the Duo CD)