Released September 1994
Words and Music by Credo
Arranged by Credo
Produced by Credo
Initially Released on Cyclops 1994
Catalogue Number CYCL012
“Enthusiastic...” “...Expressive...” “...Threatening...” “...Ironic...” “...Charming...” “...Raw...”
'Field of Vision’ was the album that started it all. Recorded a very long time ago in 1994, some might say it shows - and we would probably agree with them! The whole album was recorded and mixed in four days. Despite its acknowledged shortcomings though, the songs are lyrically and melodically strong and were very well-received live.
The original intention was just to sell the album at gigs on cassette, but UK label Cyclops approached the band, signed them up and released the album on CD shortly after. It’s actually become a bit of a cult classic and - since we’ve run out of copies - a collector’s item! The songs are strong, melodic and tuneful. One of those rarities in Prog where the audience remembers the tunes pretty quickly.
There’s a rawness to the delivery on Field of Vision that is still interesting, some have said it’s almost punky! Prog Punk - now there’s a thing!
Tracks in a Nutshell
Rules of Engagement - A view of love's young dream going horribly, horribly wrong
Good Boy - A song about an easily influenced guy we once knew, who found it impossible to escape the shadow of his domineering mother.
Power to the Nth Degree - Unusually for the time, but a song about the planet, written when it wasn't trendy to be a
friend of the Earth
Phantom - The people you love are the ones who know exactly what to say to hurt you the most
Don’t Look Back - Growing old disgracefully!
Alicia - The psychotic corpse of a doomed romance.
Sweet Scarlet Whisper - A song about loving someone so much yet knowing you will never be able to be with
that person due to the other people involved.
Party - It’s that typical male ego w&nk where it feels like a good idea to have a party and to
only invite the people you have slept with and suddenly, the guests realise what it is
they all have in common and start comparing notes on the host!!!
A Kindness - The serial killer and the way his mind may work
PLEASE CHECK BACK SOON
SAMPLES BEING ADDED SOON
We’ve lost them!
Here’s one we’ve found - please let us know if you find any more!
1. Rules of Engagement
2. Good Boy
3. Power to the Nth Degree
5. Don’t Look Back
7. Sweet Scarlet Whisper
9. A Kindness
Mark Colton - Vocals
Tim Birrell - Guitar
Mik Stovold - Keyboards
Jim Murdoch - Bass
Paul Clarke - Percussion