Lightning Seeds Announce Details Of Special Vinyl Re-Releases

Studio Albums – ‘Cloudcuckooland’ & ‘Sense’Out August 9th
Dizzy Heights’
&Tilt – Out September 6th

35th Anniversary Greatest Hits Tour

20 Track Hits Disc Tomorrow’s Here Today: 35 Years of Lightning Seeds

Out October 4th

After announcing an exciting 20-track greatest hits album and huge UK tour across Oct/Nov/Dec, Lightning Seeds today, as the Three Lions embark on their Euro 2024 campaign, share details of a collection of special vinyl reissues for their sensational studio albums Cloudcuckooland, Sense, Dizzy Heights, and Tilt.

Cloudcuckooland & Sense will be released August 9th, whilst Dizzy Heights & Tilt will arrive on September 6th. Pre order everything here.

Best known for their hits ‘Pure’, ‘Life of Riley’, ‘Lucky You’ and the unofficial England football anthem ‘Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)’, 2024 marks 35 years since frontman Ian Broudie first began as Lightning Seeds.

“I’m really happy that we’re reissuing these albums on vinyl during the week that, 35 years ago, Pure was released”, says Ian. “We’re really excited to play these songs on the 35th anniversary tour later this year.”

is the band’s debut album. Originally released in 1990, it features their hit single ‘Pure’, which entered the top 40 in the United States.

Available on vinyl for the first time in decades, in both Black and Transparent Yellow, it also includes the bonus track ‘God Help Them’ which was not included on the original LP release.

  1. All I Want
  2. Bound in a Nutshell
  3. Pure
  4. Sweet Dreams
  5. The Nearly Man
  6. Joy
  7. Love Explosion
  8. Don’t Let Go
  9. Control the Flame
  10. The Price
  11. God Help Them

Sense was the band’s second studio record, originally released in 1992. Produced by Ian Broudie and Simon Rodgers, the album features hits ‘Sense’, co-written with long time writing partner Terry Hall and ‘Flaming Sword’, co-written with Paul Simpson. The album also features ‘Life of Riley’, which featured as the Match Of The Day theme that year.

It comes available as both Black and Blue Vinyl.

  1. Sense
  2. The Life of Riley
  3. Blowing Bubbles
  4. A Cool Place
  5. Where Flowers Fade
  6. A Small Slice of Heaven
  7. Tingle Tangle
  8. Happy
  9. Marooned
  10. Thinking Up, Looking Down

Dizzy Heights is the fourth studio album by Lightning Seeds, released in 1996, which reached No. 11 in the UK Albums Chart. Recorded at Eel Pie Island the album includes singles What If…, and Sugar-Coated Iceberg and features co-writes with Terry Hall, Stephen Jones and Nicky Wire as well as a cover of The Byrds ‘You Showed Me’.

Available for the very first time on vinyl, on both black Curacao Blue vinyl.

  1. Imaginary Friends
  2. You Bet Your Life
  3. Waiting for Today to Happen
  4. What If…
  5. Sugar Coated Iceberg
  6. Touch and Go
  7. Like You Do
  8. Wishaway
  9. Fingers and Thumbs
  10. You Showed Me
  11. Ready or Not
  12. Fishes on the Line

1999’s Tilt was the band’s fifth album, featuring co-writes with Terry Hall, Stephen Jones and Mike Pickering and was produced by Simon Rogers with ‘Get It Right’ produced by Tim Simenon.  The album saw the band incorporate a more electronic sound and is home to the singles ‘Life’s Too Short’ and ‘Sweetest Soul Sensations’.

It comes available as both Black and Orange Vinyl.

  1. Life’s Too Short
  2. Sweetest Soul Sensations
  3. If Only
  4. City Bright Stars
  5. I Wish I Was in Love
  6. Happy Satellite
  7. Get It Right
  8. Cigarettes & Lies
  9. Crowdpleaser
  10. Tales of the Riverbank
  11. Pussyfoot: Reprise
  12. All the Things

The band will also release a lovingly put together 20 track greatest hits album ‘Tomorrow’s Here Today: 35 Years of Lightning Seeds’, on October 4th as well as take on a massive 17 date UK tour, kicking off November 8th  in Sheffield and finishing December 14th in Wolverhampton. Tickets go on sale HERE.


Lightning Seeds play the following dates:



Fri 8th              ​Sheffield, Leadmill

Sat 9th            ​Norwich, Waterfront

Wed 13th        Scarborough Spa

Thu 14th​         Nottingham, Rock City

Fri 15th            Cardiff, Tramshed

Thu 21st​          Bristol, O2 Academy

Fri 22nd​          Oxford, O2 Academy SOLD OUT

Sat 23rd          Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion

Thu 28th​         Newcastle, Boiler Shop SOLD OUT

Fri 29th​            Glasgow, Garage SOLD OUT

Sat 30th​          Dublin, Academy



Sun 1st            Belfast, Limelight

Wed 4th          Hull Welly

Thu 5th​           Manchester, Albert Hall SOLD OUT

Fri 6th              Leeds, Beckett Students’ Union

Sat 7th​            Liverpool, Olympia

Thu 12th​         Cambridge, Junction

Fri 13th            London, O2 Forum Kentish Town

Sat 14th          Wolverhampton, The Wulfrun at The Halls