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Exploration Day E.P.
(Ultimate, 12"/CDS, 1991, TOPP004T/TOPP004CDS)
Exploration DayBelltower - Exploration Day Cd
1. Outshine The Sun
2. Beatnixon Blues
3. Solstice
4. Never Going Home

Brilliant opening 12"/CDS, every song has emotion dripping from it, the music's at peak, essential....produced by Terry Bickers by the way....
Seems to have been reissued on the 28th September 1992..

Tour 7" (October 1991) from the 20/10/1991
Town and Country Club (now the Forum), London
The Belltower - Tour Single 1The Belltower - Tour Single 2
A.Falling Down (Live)  - Chapterhouse
B1.Junkmale (Live) - 5:30
B2.Outshine The Sun (Live) - Belltower

Excellent live version of Outshine The Sun, but where it's from I don't know, the 7" is unmarked and while the other 2 tracks are from The Marquee 'Band Explosion' gigs which were broadcast on BBC2 sometime earlier, to my knowledge the Belltower did not play at those 2 shows (bands who did included Moose, Teenage Fanclub, Slowdive, 5.30, Chapterhouse, Atom Seed....basically some of the best bands around at the time..) that's a bit of a mystery...

(Lost)In Hollow

Belltower - Lost In Hollow
1. In Hollow
2. Plasticman
3. Mercurial
4. Elements Of Place

Even better than the first single....take the comments from Outshine The sun and double them, the belltower at their best....

(Lost)In Hollow (US Promo)
(Eastwest Records America / Warner Music PRCD 4950-2, 1993)
1.In Hollow
2.Sea of Smiles
4.Elements of Place

No Catalogue number for this, but a strange tracklisting!
Thanks to John Norris for bringing this one to my attention!
The website had been incorrect until he pointed out my error with tracklisting!

(Lost) In Hollow Limited 7"
(Ultimate, 1991, TOPP006)
Belltower - Lost In Hollow 7 Inch
A.Lost In Hollow
B.One Way Line

As with most of the Belltower's work, this is produced by Anjali Dutt, but this single contained what I think to be the Belltowers finest tune "One Way Line" on the B-side, a crying shame, as the single was limited to 1,500 copies and I've never seen a second copy!

(Ultimate, 12"/CDS, 1992, TOPP009T)
The Belltower - Flight
2.Digital Kettle
3.My Church

This will probably be easy to find, but these are the leftovers from the album and not up to much...."flight" is still good, but "my church" sounds almost unfinished...

(Scratchie Records) 7" only?
Belltower - Underwatertown 7 Inch 1Belltower - Underwatertown 2

A US 7" released on Stratchie, which I'd been unaware of from 1992 to 2001!
Many thanks to John Norris for bringing this to my attention!
Not classic, but fascinating last for the collectors.....


Popdropper LP
(Ultimate, Vinyl/CD, 1992, TOPPLP002S)
Belltower - Popdropper FrontBelltower - Popdropper Back
1. Grounded
2. In Hollow
3. One Dimensional
4. Slipstream
5. Too Late
6. Outshine The Sun
7. Solstice
8. Flight
9. Eyes On The Time
10. Plastic Man
11. Everytime

This came (certainly with the 2000 copy limited vinyl) with a free 7" containing :
Free001, Ultimate Records, 1992

B.Sea Of Smiles

Most of the tracks are the same as their single counterparts, but certainly the first two EP's are a more essential purchase....if you can get them....


Top gig, audience recording, goes nicely with the 7" live track..

Lost In Hollow
Outshine The Sun
Eyes On The Time

Tremendous alternative versions, essential...


MMV Vol 1
This collection of videos features the Belltower's 'Outshine The Sun"
You can find that video here.
MMV1 FrontMMV1 Back
And you can find bigger scans here.

Sega Megadrive/Genesis Cd Rom
This collection of videos features the Belltower's 'Outshine The Sun".
Belltower - Mega CdBelltower - Outshine The Sun - Modern Rock
I found details about this at :

Obviously he's not a Belltower fan!
The quality is rather poor too apparently. But nice to see the video somewhere other than the MMV Video collection.


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