First-ever vinyl reissue of the Prisoners' 1985 third
album, on 180g transparent blue vinyl.
? At this point in the band's career, the Prisoners were
taking new influences on board. The old favourites
of early Deep Purple, Arthur Brown and the Small
Faces were present and correct, but whilst signed to
Big Beat, Graham Day had picked up a large chunk
of Kent soul LPs put together by Ady Croasdell.
These led to some new influences that would show
themselves over their next recordings.
? The resultant album was the band's own favourite. It
opened with the magisterial 'Nobody Wants Your
Love', co-written by Day and Billy Childish. It carried
on through a series of nascent anthems, freaked out
instrumentals and several stranger moments.
'Whenever I'm Gone', 'Nobody Wants Your Love'
and 'Who's Sorry Now' were all stand-out moments
that fans of the band loved both live and on vinyl.
? After a further album in 1986, "Countdown", the
Prisoners disbanded but they went on to have an
interesting afterlife. Keyboard player James Taylor
enjoyed chart hits with his acid jazz group, while
Graham Day and Allan Crockford continued to make
thrilling guitar-based music. When the Prisoners
reformed in 1994 they were bigger than ever, playing
to venues many sizes bigger than they had first time
around. Their influence continues to be felt today.