Initially, The Lotus Eaters were destined for greatness, but ended up to be yet another of those bands who put out a brilliant album and had little to no sales for their efforts. Despite the beautiful single 'The First Picture Of You', sales were pathetic in the UK, but soared in remote places like The Philippines and Japan. This single is one of the most gorgeous songs to come out in the 80's, and had become quite a scarcity to find thanks it's initial poor sales. Sadly, the band only released the one album No Sense Of Sin, and broke up. I offer you a chance to redeem yourselves and fall in love with The Lotus Eaters all over again. I searched out an alternate copy of this single to post on here, as my personal copy was a bit on the noisy side (thanks Mark), and it being such a quiet song it would have been a brutal listen. Please do the band some justice, and go find yourselves a copy of their debut or the BBC sessions LP. It would hardly be a waste of money, as they were quite amazing.
Track 1, The First Picture Of You
Track 2, The Lotus Eaters
Track 3, Stranger So Far
UK Sylvan Records 1983, SYL 121
Personal rating 5/5