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Download links and information about Mania by The Lucy Show. This album was released in 1986 and it belongs to Indie Rock, Latin, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 17 tracks with total duration of 57:37 minutes.

Artist: The Lucy Show
Release date: 1986
Genre: Indie Rock, Latin, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 17
Duration: 57:37
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No. Title Length
1. Land and the Life 2:21
2. View from the Outside 3:37
3. Sojourn's End 3:50
4. Sad September 3:45
5. A Million Things 3:09
6. Sun and Moon 3:49
7. Shame 2:47
8. Melody 3:24
9. Part of Me Now 4:04
10. New Message 4:53
11. Jam In E 2:38
12. Invitation 2:41
13. Civil Servant 3:04
14. Sun and Moon (Live) 3:27
15. View from the Outside (Live) 3:33
16. New Message (Basement Demo) 3:05
17. A Million Things (Original Mix) 3:30



The Lucy Show's second full-length album caught the group in a time of personnel crises. At this juncture, the band had dwindled to a duo, Rob Vandeven and Mark Bandola, with assistance from various sidemen. Despite the membership instability here, this album is a solid improvement over previous releases. The influence of R.E.M. and the Cure is extremely strong; all the songs here show clear touches of one or both of these bands. A few selections, such as "Sun and Moon" and "Melody," also utilize subtle 1960s melodic twists and turns. Unusual, slip-sliding chord progressions occur often ("View From the Outside" is a good example), lending these songs added depth and appeal. "New Message" features a solid, chunky drumbeat and an especially ringing arrangement that is accentuated by use of crisscrossed high trumpet lines. "Sojourn's End" has noticeable psychedelic touches and adds a smidgen of harmonica to the mix. "Sad September" is a moody and lovely acoustic guitar-dominated number with a hauntingly effective vocal. And the synthesizer-based "Part of Me Now" is simultaneously pulsating and expressive, one of the album's best songs. This overlooked release deserves wider exposure and is well worth hearing.