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At First Sight
Label: Citadel (Australia)
Catalogue No: (CITLP595)
Format: Vinyl LP
Released: April 2018
Price: $ 28.00
The Stems - At First Sight
Also from The Stems: At First Sight: CD Version    Associated Releases:   Dom Mariani: Various   DM3: Various   Domnicks: Various
To coincide with The Stem's 30th anniversary tour celebrating the release of their 1987 debut album At First Sight Violets are Blue, Citadel Records reissued this long deleted title as a limited digipak 'anniversary edition' CD on November 10th 2017. The vinyl reissue saw light of day in April 2018 coinciding with the band's European tour. Like the CD reissue it has been remastered.

Originally released through Mushroom Records' White Label, the album was first pressed in mid-1987. The title track At First Sight and subsequent singles For Always and Sad Girl gained mainstream airplay. They are one of only a handful of Australian bands to crack the mainstream charts with an indie approach in the late 80's, influencing a host of new local bands to emulate their brand of garage rock and roll.

At First Sight became the band's signature track and the album is still rated as one of the best Australian guitar pop releases. In 1993 Rolling Stone Magazine included it in the top 100 Australian releases to date. The album attained gold record status in 2007.
Side 1:
  1. At First Sight (D.Mariani) (3:08 m:s)
  2. Sad Girl (D.Mariani) (2:57 m:s)
  3. Rosebud (R.Lane / J.Matthews) (3:22 m:s)
  4. Man With the Golden Heart (D.Mariani) (1:55 m:s)
  5. Running Around (D.Mariani) (2:32 m:s)
  6. For Always (D.Mariani) (2:31 m:s)

Side 2:
  1. You Can't Turn the Clock Back (R.Lane / D.Mariani) (3:32 m:s)
  2. Move Me (D.Mariani / J.Matthews) (3:08 m:s)
  3. Mr Misery (D.Mariani) (2:57 m:s)
  4. Can't Forget That Girl (D.Mariani) (3:22 m:s)
  5. Never be Friends (D.Mariani / J.Matthews) (1:55 m:s)
  6. The Otherside (R Lane) (2:32 m:s)