Welcome to the Paul Simpson discography, as webmaster and archivist i’ve put together this collection over the past few years. It is still not finished and as a collector i’m still looking for items. I’ve put a list together of a few items i’d like to get hold of. You can view it HERE Also if you have anything to add please let me know!

:1999:

Mind Lagoons

Skyray : Mind Lagoons : CD
Label : Ochre
Record No : OCH11CD : OCH011LXCD
Personnel : Paul Simpson – Henry Priestman – John Lawrence – Alan Holmes – Longstone – Tenzing Scott-Brown
Tracks : Sunset Lovedrone – Jet Stream Summer – Bikini Atoll – Sunken Ships – Mind Lagoons – Marine Light Interlude – Ornate Flame Terminal – Girl In A Birdcage – Starry Dome Fragments – Jet Stream (Vapour Trails) – Aloha Sunset Lovedrone – High Viking
Notes : The 1st pressing (OCH11CD) was a card digi pack sleeve, Later pressings (OCH011LXCD) were normal CD’s

Womb

Skyray : Womb : CD
Label : Space Age
Record No : Orbit18CD
Personnel : Paul Simpson – Satomi Masuda
Tracks : Womb
Notes :

Crashing In

Skyray : Crashing In : CD
Label : Big Issue
Record No : None
Personnel :
Tracks : Neptune Variations Pt1
Notes : CD given away with a copy of the Big Issue magazine

Through The Square Window

Skyray : The Serpents : Through The Square Window : CD
Label : Ochre Records/Blue Flea
Record No : blue flea #107
Personnel : The Serpents : Skyray
Tracks : Gwyntog / Neptune Variations
Notes :

:1998:

Theatre Of Sound

Skyray : Theatre of Sound : CD
Label : Kickin Music
Record No : KICKCD 62
Personnel :
Tracks : Invisible
Notes :

Hope

Skyray : Hope : CD
Label : Audio Research Editions
Record No : ARECD101
Personnel :
Tracks : Maharani’s Blowfish
Notes : Promo CD sent to TV/Film and Radio companies

Zero

Skyray : Zero : CD
Label : Audio Research Editions
Record No : ARECD103
Personnel :
Tracks : Coleman’s Fireproof Depostitory
Notes : Promo CD sent to TV/Film and Radio companies

No Mask No Cloak

The Serpents : No Mask No Cloak : 7″ : 7″ Promo : Misspress 7″
Label : Ochre Records
Record No : Och 021
Personnel : The Serpents
Tracks : No Mask, No Cloak – Dim Gobait
Notes : On the misspress the lables are on the wrong sides

You Have Just Been Poisioned

The Serpents : You Have Just Been Poisoned : CD
Label : Ochre Records
Record No : OCH 0101
Personnel : The Serpents
Tracks : Flowers In The Cellar – Bricweithiau Borth Wen – Y Cwpwrdd Lluwchwynt – And So The Ice Melts – Seirff’s Up – Dusted – Heulog – Three Shards Of Time – Map Of Itch – Sgrech Llysywen – Tape Hiss – Lunatic Tester – Dyn Gwiail – As The Sun Goes Down
Notes :

:1997:

Skyray : Neptune Variations : 7″ W/L
Label : Spiffing Records
Record No : SP06
Personnel :
Tracks : Neptune Variations Pt 1 (US Version) – Neptune Variations Pt 2 (US Version)
Notes : White Label 7″ for an unreleased US single

Diamonds And Emeralds

Care : Diamonds & Emeralds : CD
Label : Camden
Record No : 74321 500232
Personnel : Broudie – Simpson
Tracks : Diamonds & Emeralds – An Evening In The Ray – Chandeliers – Flaming Sword – Cymophane – Love Crowns & Crucifies – Temper Temper – White Cloud – Caretaking – My Boyish Days (12″ mix) – Sad Day For England – Soldiers & Sailors – Whatever Ppossessed You – Such Is Life – What Kind Of World – Nature Prayed Upon – Flaming Sword (12″ mix) – Misericorde – Besides(One & Two)
Notes :

Neptune Variations

Skyray : Neptune Variations : 10″ : 10″ W/L
Label : Ochre
Record No : OCH015
Personnel :
Tracks : Neptune Variations Pt1 – Neptune Variations Pt2
Notes : Green vinyl 10″ disc in a clear printed cover with insert.

Skyray : Neptune Variations : 7″ W/L
Label : Ochre
Record No :
Personnel :
Tracks : Neptune Variations Pt1
Notes : W/L Test Pressing

Neptune Variations Promo

Skyray : Neptune Variations : 7″ Promo
Label : Ochre
Record No : OCHPRO 001
Personnel :
Tracks : Neptune Variations Pt1
Notes : Limted edition numbered one sided 7″ promo (Ltd 250 copies)

:1996:

cThe Wild Swans : Space Flower : CD
Label : Sire/Reprise
Record No : WPCR – 10443
Personnel :
Tracks : Melting Blue Delicious – Butterfly Girl – Tangerine Temple – Immaculate – Space Flower – Chocolate Bubblegum – I’m A Lighthouse – Magic Hotel – Vanila Melange – Sea Of Tranquility
Notes : Japanese CD

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : CD
Label : Sire/Reprise
Record No : WPCR-10442
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : Japanese CD

Tranquilliser

Skyray : Tranquilliser : CD
Label : Ochre
Record No : OCH006LCD
Personnel :
Tracks : Rocket Lake – Neptune Variations Pt1 – Neptune Variations Pt2 – Invisable Pt1 – Invisable Pt2 – Magnetic North
Notes : Card sleeve with inner

Invisible

Skyray : Invisible : 10″ : 10″ W/L
Label Ochre
Record No : OCH011
Personnel :
Tracks : Invisable Pt1 – Invisable Pt2
Notes : Clear vinyl 10″ disc in a clear printed cover with insert.

:1992:

The Indie Scene 1982

The Wild Swans : The Indie Scene 1982 : CD
Label : Connoisseur Records
Record No : IBMCD82
Personnel : Jeremy Kelly – Paul Simpson – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks : Revolutionary Spirit
Notes : Withdrawn due to the poor quality of the CD

:1991:

The Indie Scene 1978

The Teardrop Explodes : The Indie Scene 78 : CD
Label : Connoisseur Records
Record No : IBM CD78
Personnel : Simpson – Cope – Dwyer – Finkler
Tracks : Sleeping Gas
Notes : Withdrawn due to the poor quality of the CD

Certified Remixes

The Wild Swans : Certified Remixes : 12″ Yellow Vinyl
Label : Indovinyl
Record No : RDNW30
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Bringing Home The Ashes – Remixed by the Bee
Notes : Yellow vinyl 12″ in clear sleeve with insert

Winter Of Discontent

The Wild Swans : Winter Of Discontent : CD
Label : Strange Fruit
Record No : SFRCD204
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Huges – Quinn
Tracks : Enchanted
Notes : Peel session CD

:1990:

The Zoo Uncaged

The Wild Swans : The Teardrop Explodes : The Zoo Uncaged 1978-1982 : LP : Cass : CD : W/L LP + Proof Sleeve
Label : Document Records
Record No : DC1
Personnel : Simpson – Cope – Dwyer – Finkler – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Revolutionary Spirit – God Forbid
Notes :

Piano

The Teardrop Explodes : Piano : LP : Cass : CD : W/L LP + Proof Sleeve
Label : Document Records
Record No : DC4
Personnel : Simpson – Cope – Dwyer – Finkler
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Kirkby Workers Dream Fades
Notes :

Complete Box

The Teardrop Explodes : The Complete Works : Box Set
Label : Document Records
Record No : ZBOX1
Personnel : Simpson – Cope – Dwyer – Finkler – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Kirkby Workers Dream Fades – Revolutionary Spirit – God Forbid
Notes :

Space Flower

The Wild Swans : Space Flower : LP : Cass : CD : CD Longbox
Label : Sire
Record No : 26154
Personnel :
Tracks : Melting Blue Delicious – Butterfly Girl – Tangerine Temple – Immaculate – Space Flower – Chocolate Bubblegum – I’m A Lighthouse – Magic Hotel – Vanila Melange – Sea Of Tranquility
Notes : US release

Space Flower

The Wild Swans : Space Flower : LP : Cass : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : 26154
Personnel :
Tracks : Melting Blue Delicious – Butterfly Girl – Tangerine Temple – Immaculate – Space Flower – Chocolate Bubblegum – I’m A Lighthouse – Magic Hotel – Vanila Melange – Sea Of Tranquility
Notes : UK and Europe

Melting Blue Delicious

The Wild Swans : Melting Blue Delicious : 7″ : 12″
Label : Sire
Record No : None
Personnel :
Tracks :
Notes : Unreleased

Follow Our Tracks

The Wild Swans : Follow Our Tracks Vol 4 : CD
Label : Reprise
Record No : PROCD 40
Personnel :
Tracks : Butterfly Girl
Notes : US Sampler CD

Just Say Da

The Wild Swans : Just Say Da : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : 26240
Personnel :
Tracks : Melting Blue Delicious
Notes : US Sampler CD also available in a longbox

:1989:

Music For The Starving Millions

The Wild Swans : Music For The Starving Millions : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : PROCD 2831
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Mythical Beast
Notes : US CD sampler

:1988:

Bringing Home The Ashes

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : LP : Cass : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : 25679
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : US release

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : Cass
Label : Sire
Record No : 25679
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : Philippines Cassette, there are two versions of this cassette

Bringing Home The Ashes

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : LP : Cass
Label : Sire
Record No : 25679
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : Canadian LP and Cassette

Bringing Home The Ashes

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : LP : Cass
Label : Sire/Reprise
Record No : 25679
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : Australian LP and Cassette

Bringing Home The Ashes

The Wild Swans : Bringing Home The Ashes : LP : Cass
Label : Sire
Record No : 25679
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Bible Dreams/Bitterness – Archangles – Northern England – Whirlpool Heart – Bringing Home The Ashes – Mythical Beast – Now And Forever – The Worst Year Of My Life
Notes : UK and Europe

The Wild Swans : Young Manhood : 12″ Promo
Label : Sire
Record No :PRO-2964
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Holy Holy – The World Of Milk And Blood
Notes : US Promo 12″

The Wild Swans : Young Manhood : CD Promo

The Wild Swans : Young Manhood : CD Promo
Label : Sire
Record No :PRO-CD-2964
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Holy Holy – The World Of Milk And Blood
Notes : US Promo CD

Young Manhood

The Wild Swans : Young Manhood : 7″ : 12″
Label : Sire
Record No : w7973
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Holy Holy – The World Of Milk And Blood
Notes :

Bible Dreams

The Wild Swans : Bible Dreams : 7″ : 12″
Label : Sire
Record No : 921 043-0
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Bible Dreams – 1982 – Pure Evil
Notes : German 7″ and 12″ P/S

Bible Dreams

The Wild Swans : Bible Dreams : 7″ 
Label : Sire
Record No : 7.27765
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Bible Dreams – 1982 – Pure Evil
Notes : Austraian 7″ P/S

Bible Dreams

The Wild Swans : Bible Dreams : 7″ : 12″
Label : Sire
Record No : w7765
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Bible Dreams – 1982 – Pure Evil
Notes :

Just Say Yo

The Wild Swans : Just Say Yo : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : 25745
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Bible Dreams
Notes : US Sampler CD also available in a longbox

The Wild Swans : Swans Besta : Promo Cass

The Wild Swans : Swans Besta : Promo Cass
Label : Sire
Record No :
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Mythical Beast – Northern England – Bible Dreams
Notes : Promo cassette in a card slipcase

Music And Talk From Liverpool

The Wild Swans : Music And Talk : Promo LP
Label : Sire
Record No : Pro 362
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Talk – Mythical Beast – Talk – Northern England – Talk – Bible Dreams – Talk – Revolutionary Spirit
Notes :

Music And Talk From Liverpool

The Wild Swans : Music And Talk : Promo CD
Label : Sire
Record No : Pro 362
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood – Talk – Mythical Beast – Talk – Northern England – Talk – Bible Dreams – Talk – Revolutionary Spirit
Notes :

:1987:

Just Say Yes

The Wild Swans : Just Say Yes : CD
Label : Sire
Record No : 25665
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Young Manhood
Notes : US Sampler CD also available in a longbox

The Wild Swans : Poison Tree : 7″ W/L

The Wild Swans : Poison Tree : 7″ W/L
Label : WEA
Record No : None
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Fearon
Tracks : Poison Tree
Notes : Unreleased WEA Demo

:1986:

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : Cassette

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : Cassette
Label : Strange Fruit Records
Record No : sfps 006
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Quinn – Hughes
Tracks : No Bleeding – Enchanted – Thirst
Notes :

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : 12″ Promo

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : 12″ Promo
Label : Strange Fruit Records
Record No : sfps 006
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Quinn – Hughes
Tracks : No Bleeding – Enchanted – Thirst
Notes :

Peel Sessions

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : 12″
Label : Strange Fruit Records
Record No : sfps 006
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Quinn – Hughes
Tracks : No Bleeding – Enchanted – Thirst
Notes :

Peel Session US Cassette

The Wild Swans : Peel Sessions : Cass
Label : Dutch East India
Record No : DEI 8317-4
Personnel : Kelly – Simpson – Quinn – Hughes
Tracks : No Bleeding – Enchanted – Thirst
Notes :

:1983:

Care : Disco Mix : Promo 12"

Care : Disco Mix : Promo 12″
Label : Arista
Record No : ARL 38023
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword
Notes : Italian Promo 12″

It's Called New Music

Care : It’s Called New Music : LP
Label : Virgin
Record No : V-4528
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Whatever Possessed You
Notes :

Chart Trek 1 & 2

Care : Chart Trek 1+2 : 2xLP : 2xCass
Label : Ronco
Record No : RONLP 8
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword
Notes :

In-Store Sampler

Care : Arista In-Store Sampler : LP
Label : Arista
Record No : STORE 1
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword
Notes :

:1982:

My Boyish Days

Care : My Boyish Days : 7″ : 12″
Label : Arista
Record No : Kbird 1 : Kbird 121
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : My Boyish Days – An Evening In the Ray – A Sad Day For England – My Boyish Days 12″ Mix
Notes :

My Boyish Days Press Pack

Care : My Boyish Days : 10″ Press Pack
Label : Arista
Record No : Kbird 1
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : My Boyish Days – An Evening In the Ray
Notes : 10″ gatefold sleeve with a copy of the 7″ a biog and 10×8 photo

Flaming Sword

Care : Flaming Sword : 7″ : 7″ Picture Disc : 12″ : 2 x 12″
Label : Arista
Record No : Kbird 2 : Kbpd 2 : Kbird 122 : Dutch ARI8357 : Italian ARS37110
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword – Misericorde – On The White Cloud – Flaming Sword 12″ Mix
Notes : The 2×12″ pack is a shrink wrapped copy of the individual 12″ singles with a sticker on the front.

Care : Flaming Sword : 10″ 2 Sided Acetate

Care : Flaming Sword : 10″ 2 Sided Acetate
Label : Arista
Record No : None
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword – Misericorde
Notes :

Care : Flaming Sword : 7″ 2 Sided Acetate

Care : Flaming Sword : 7″ 2 Sided Acetate
Label : Arista
Record No : None
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword – Misericorde
Notes : Master Room acetate

Flaming Sword Acetate

Care : Flaming Sword : 7″ 1 Sided Acetate
Label : Arista
Record No : None
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Flaming Sword
Notes : Tape 1 acetate

Whatever Possessed You

Care : Whatever Possessed You : 7″ : 12″
Label : Arista
Record No : Kbird 3 : Kbird 123
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Whatever Possessed You – Besides (One & Two) – Besides (Three & Four)
Notes :

Whatever Possessed You Acetate

Care : Whatever Possessed You : 7″ 1 Sided Acetate
Label : Arista
Record No : None
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Whatever Possessed You
Notes : One sided Master Room 7″ acetate

Care - Whatever Possessed You - Promo Cassette

Care : Whatever Possessed You : 1 Track Cassette
Label : Arista/DJM Studios
Record No : None
Personnel : Ian Broudie – Paul Simpson
Tracks : Whatever Possessed You
Notes : One track promo cassette

To The Shores Of Lake Placid

The Teardrop Explodes : To The Shores Of Lake Placid : LP Gatefold
Label : Zoo Records
Record No : Cage 003
Personnel : Julian Cope – Paul Simpson – Gary Dwyer – Mick Finkler
Tracks : Camera Camera
Notes : Gatefold sleeve with a 4 page booklet.

Revolutionary Spirit

The Wild Swans : Revolutionary Spirit : 12″ (2 Different Sleeves)
Label : Zoo Records
Record No: Cage 009
Personnel: Jeremy Kelly – Paul Simpson – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks: Revolutionary Spirit – God Forbid
Notes : The first version of the sleeve was withdrawn when permission for the use of the Icarus image was denied. It was reissued without the image

Revolutionary Spirit Promo

The Wild Swans : Revolutionary Spirit : 7″ Promo
Label : Zoo Records
Record No: Cage 009
Personnel: Jeremy Kelly – Paul Simpson – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks: Revolutionary Spirit – God Forbid
Notes :

The Wild Swans : Revolutionary Spirit : 12″ Acetate
Label : Zoo Records
Record No: None
Personnel: Jeremy Kelly – Paul Simpson – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks: Revolutionary Spirit – God Forbid
Notes : The 12″ has the mono recordings.

The Wild Swans : Revolutionary Spirit : 10″ Acetate
Label : Zoo Records
Record No: None
Personnel: Jeremy Kelly – Paul Simpson – Gerard Quinn – Alan Wills
Tracks: Revolutionary Spirit (US Version) – God Forbid (US Version)
Notes : This 10″ has the stereo versions.

:1979:

The Teardrop Explodes : Sleeping Gas : 7″ Blue Sleeve
Label : Zoo Records
Record No : Cage 003
Personnel : Julian Cope – Paul Simpson – Gary Dwyer – Mick Finkler
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Kirkby Workers Dream Fades
Notes : 

Sleeping Gas

The Teardrop Explodes : Sleeping Gas : 7″ Red Sleeve
Label : Zoo Records
Record No : Cage 003
Personnel : Julian Cope – Paul Simpson – Gary Dwyer – Mick Finkler
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Kirkby Workers Dream Fades
Notes : The red sleeve comes in two different versions this one has the seams on the back as normal a.

The Teardrop Explodes : Sleeping Gas : 7″ Red Sleeve
Label : Zoo Records
Record No : Cage 003
Personnel : Julian Cope – Paul Simpson – Gary Dwyer – Mick Finkler
Tracks : Sleeping Gas – Camera Camera – Kirkby Workers Dream Fades
Notes : The red sleeve comes in two different versions this one has the seams on the front.