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Sense (The Lightning Seeds album)

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Released  6 April 1992
Sense (1992)  Jollification (1994)
Release date  6 April 1992
Producers  Ian Broudie, Simon Rogers
Length  42:17
Artist  The Lightning Seeds
Label  MCA Records
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Recorded  1991, Rob's Front Room, Liverpool
Genres  Pop music, Alternative rock, Indie pop
Similar  The Lightning Seeds albums, Alternative rock albums

Sense is the second album by English musical group The Lightning Seeds, released in 1992 and produced chiefly by Ian Broudie and Simon Rogers.



"The Life of Riley", released as a single in March 1992, was written for Broudie's son Riley.

The album's second single, "Sense", was co-written by Broudie and Specials singer and long time writing partner Terry Hall. The single includes a track written by Broudie and Simon Rogers from their time as Care, "Flaming Sword", as a B-side. Hall released a re-recorded version of Sense with himself on vocals in 1994.

In 2009, an instrumental version of "Sense" was used in BMW's Story of Joy advertisement. The instrumental version of "The Life of Riley" has also appeared on BBC's Match of the Day soundtracking goal of the month compilations.

Track listing

All songs written by Ian Broudie (except where stated).

  1. "Sense" – 4:12 (Broudie, Terry Hall)
  2. "The Life of Riley" – 4:05
  3. "Blowing Bubbles" – 4:16
  4. "A Cool Place" – 2:57
  5. "Where Flowers Fade" – 5:03 (Broudie, Hall)
  6. "A Small Slice of Heaven" – 3:50 (Broudie, Hall)
  7. "Tingle Tangle" – 3:22
  8. "Happy" – 4:33 (Broudie, Ian McNabb)
  9. "Marooned" – 4:40
  10. "Thinking Up, Looking Down" – 5:19


The album reached #50 in the UK Albums Chart and singles "The Life of Riley" and "Sense" would chart at a modest #28 and #31 respectively.


  • United Kingdom (BPI): Silver (1 July 1997)
  • Songs

    2The Life of Riley4:03
    3Blowing Bubbles4:17


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