The Sundays is a British band that produces great indie music. The members are David Gavurin (d.o.b 4 April 1966), Harriet Wheeler (d.o.b 26 June 1966), Paul Brindley (d.o.b. 6 November 1966) and Patrick Hannan (d.o.b. 4 March 1969).
The Sundays formed in the summer of 1987 in London, England. The original members were David Gavurin and Harriet Wheeler. They met each other while studying at university, and began writing songs together. In August of 1988, The Sundays performed their first concert, at the Falcoln "Vertigo Club" in Camden, London. It generated good word-of-mouth, and they were soon hailed as the next big thing in the music scene. Patrick Hannan and Paul Brindley later joined the band to play the instruments. Soon The Sundays obtained a recording contract with Rough Trade Records, UK. Up to now, they have released three well-received albums. After the release of 'Static & Silence', Harriet Wheeler and David Gavurin got married. They now have one son and one daughter.
The Sundays plan to rest for a few years, so there will be no new material from them in the near future.
I came across them in August 1997, when they were about to release 'Summertime". I saw them featured in the MTV News. They played a clip of the song. However, it did not make any impact on me.
Then one late night (VERY late at night) half a year later, when I was playing my favourite computer game, and I also had the MTV on. All of a sudden my attention was caught by the sound from the MTV. 'Ummm...this song sounds familiar...could this be 'Summertime' by The Sundays?' When the chorus went 'It's you and me in the summertime', I was astounded by my magical powers of knowing the song after only listened to a ten-second clip half a year before. How could I have recognised the song? I still desire to know.
I rediscovered The Sundays when I heard the cover of 'Here's Where The Story Ends', by Tin Tin Out featuring Shelly Nelson back in April 1998. I lent the 'Static & Silence' CD from the library and I instantly fell in love with it! That's when I started to like The Sundays.
Since then I have been actively searching for their really rare singles and promos. It took me two years for my collection to be completed!
It is frustrating to be a The Sundays fan. It is already over five years since they released their last album. Although there were rumours about a new album every now and then, these rumours turned out to be false. There is still no sign of any new material in the near future.
This is an almost complete list of materials by The Sundays. Unless otherwise stated, they refer to UK releases. The dates in the brackets indicate the release date of the album or single. This page looks best in Internet Explorer.
Faye Wong, a very popular vocalist among the Chinese population, made a Cantonese cover of 'Here's Where The Story Ends' in 1995. Click here to find the lyrics translated by me.
|I Won 7" Flexi (1989)
Cat No: CAT076
|Joy 12" vinyl
Cat No: PRO-A1-4003-SRI-DMM SP1-1
|Can't Be Sure
Cat No: RTT 218 CD
UK Chart run: 61-48-45-55-73 Wks: 5
|Here's Where The Story Ends
(Australian 7") (1989)
Cat No: K10027
|Here's Where The Story Ends
(US Promo) (1989)
|Reading, Writing and
(UK release (picture disc):15-1-90, UK re-release:10-5-1996, US:17-4-1990)
UK Release Cat No:ROUGH148P
UK release Chart run: 4-14-22-29-46-49-62-71 Wks: 8
|Can't Be Sure (US Promo) (1990)
Cat No: PRO-CD-4168
Cat No: 8802212
UK Chart run: 27-55 Wks: 2
Cat No: 7804032
UK 5 trk promo CD: BLIND1
UK Chart run: 15-32-56 Wks: 3
|Love (US Promo) (1992)
Cat No: PRO-CD-4460 (Card sleeve)
Cat No: 8804732
|Wild Horses (US Promo)
Cat No: PRO-CD-4503
|The Black Session
(French Promo) (1993)
Cat No: SPCD 1629
Recorded Live on 15-12-1992
|Here's Where The Story Began (US Promo) (1997)
Cat No: PRO-CD-1122
Cat No: 8845792 8/7(CD1/CD2)
UK 1 trk CD promo: CDRDS6475
UK Chart run: 15-31-39-60(-88-121-148-172-200)
Cat No: 8846292
|Static & Silence
Cat No: 9212192
UK 11 trk CD promo: CDPP02
Chart run: 10-24-42-71(-86-120-112-92-82-91-126-142-157-146-113-139-156)
|Static & Silence
US Cat No: DGCD-25131
Cat No: 8848892 1/2(CD1/CD2)
UK 1 trk CD promo: CDRDS6487
UK Chart run: 43(-79-119-160-186)
|Cry (US Promo) (1997)
Cat No: PRO-CD-1156
|Billboard top Modern Rock Tracks 1990 (US Release, 1990)||Track 9 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Indie Top 20, Vol. 9 (US Release, 1990)||Track 15 "Joy"|
|DGC Rarities Volume 1
(US Release) (1994)
Cat No: DGCD-24704
|Track 14 "Don't Tell Your Mother"|
|Blown Away Soundtrack (US Release) (21-6-1994)||Track 6 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Vox Class Of 1997
Cat No: Vox 97
This is a free CD that came with the December, 1997 issue of the British magazine called 'Vox'.
|Track 8 "Monochrome"|
Cat No: 5555952
|Disc 1, Track 16 "Summertime"|
Cat No: 4935852
|Track 2 "Wild Horses"|
|Factory Direct (US Promo, 1998)||Track 5 "Cry"|
|Why? 2K: The Anti-Millenium Party Collection (US Release) (20-4-1999)||Track 6 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Why? 2K: The Anti-Millenium Party Collection (Canadian Release)||Track 8 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Cover Me (US Release, 1999)||Track 5 "Wild Horses"|
|Buffy The Vampire Slayer (US Release, 11-99)||Track 14 "Wild Horses"|
|Unstoppable 90's (US release 1999)
Cat No: KTE64392
|Track 18 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Sweet Sixteen (US release?)||Track 14 "Blood On My Hands"|
|Double Take (US release)
Cat No: MSD-37229
|Track 1 "Summertime"|
|A Taste Of '98 (US release)||Track 1 "Summertime"|
|Vox Phone Box||UK 16 Track cassette containing "I Feel"|
|Hits Post Modern Syndrome - Summer's Eve (US release)||Track 1 "Summertime"|
|Reflex test (US release)||Track 4 "I Feel"|
|On The Edge||Track 12 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Burning Leaves 3||Track 2 "Love"|
|Retail Tune Up (US Promo)||Track 6 "Summertime"|
|Open All Night - In The Shadows||Track 9 "Life & Soul"|
|The Best Anthems...Ever!||Track 5 "Here's Where The Story Ends"|
|Best Of Indies||Disc 4, Track 11 "Goodbye"|
|Rough Trade Music For The 90's (US Promo)||Track 3 "I Kicked A Boy (?)"|
|Adagio (DJCD??)||Track 13 "Wild Horses"|
|Out of Order (US Release)||Disc 1 Track 16 "Summertime"|
|Hits Post Modern Syndrome (US Promo)
Cat No:(HT 042)
|Track 17 "Cry"|
|Film: Fear starring Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano||The whole length of "Wild Horses" was played in the scene where the young lovers were playing rollercoasters and other rides in an amusement park.|
|Here's Where The Story
Cat No: VCRD30
Cover version by UK DJ duo Tin Tin Out. Vocals by Shelly Nelson.
UK Chart run:
I would like to thank Ben and Chris for their help in compiling this discography.
Last updated: 26 June 2006
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