THE CULT CLASSIC DEBUT OF PIONEERING SPACE ROCK FROM THE UK’s SHIP OF FOOLS. PRESENTED ON VINYL
Ship of Fools was formed in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, UK in the early 1990’s. They released two studio albums on the Peaceville Dreamtime sub-label & became somewhat of a cult act during their most prolific period, & highly revered among many to this day. The band also notably featured Les Smith, who would later go on utilise his keyboard wizardry with fellow British acts Cradle of Filth & Anathema.
‘Close Your Eyes (Forget the World)’ was the band’s debut studio release; an inspiring audible trip through psychedelic soundscapes & spiritual transcendence. With a sublime concoction of neo-prog space-rock, Ship of Fools truly established a path of their own, while at times also recalling classic acts such as the Ozric Tentacles. The band had played a multitude of shows during their most active years, & later including a UK tour with Anathema, which featured guitarist Daniel Cavanagh from the rock legends playing with the band, who were at the time promoting their farewell ‘Let’s Get This Mother Outta Here’ compilation release in 2002.
This edition of ‘Close Your Eyes (Forget the World)’ is presented on vinyl for the first pressing since its original release back in 1993 & includes the original cover artwork & layout.