Fire Records (2022) UK
Fire are to reissue Pulp's 1992 album Separations as part of the Fire Embers reissue series with unreleased bonus material. Their third and last album on Fire, Pulp had already transformed from their debut It through the dark electronic phase of Freaks and were garnering significant momentum.
Now critically acclaimed and with a live reputation matched by only a few, most of the songs on Separations sound fully-realised in that undeniably Pulp manner that was soon to be experienced everywhere. And, for the first time, there was an inescapable disco pulse. This is the transition album where Pulp, caught between a doomed romantic outsider past and an acid-bright future, made an album that brilliantly reflects both. Remastered and repackaged.
Liner notes by Everett True. Download also contains 4 bonus tracks 'Death Goes To The Disco' and 'Is This House', as well as an extended version of the single 'Countdown' and the previously unreleased 'Death Comes To Town'. Separations spawned two of Pulp's most successful singles to date in 'Countdown and 'My Legendary Girlfriend' with the latter being placed on many top singles of 1991 lists by major music publications. Pulp's It and Freaks will be reissued at the same time for the complete Pulp on Fire collection.