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The Bible

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The Bible were an independent UK band with lead singer Boo Hewerdine. The band released two critically acclaimed albums in the mid-1980s.

In 1985, Hewerdine, who ran a record shop in Cambridge UK, formed The Bible, recruiting jazz drummer Tony Shepherd. They released an album of songs through the independent Norwich label Backs Records called Walking The Ghost Back Home.

The Bible became a fairly successful independent band, with a cult following spread mostly through word of mouth and live performances. Two tracks from the first album, Graceland and Mahalia, were released as singles, but did not achieve very significant sales. The album however was very well received by music pundits, and this brought the band to the attention of Chrysalis Records. Signing to Chrysalis, “Graceland” and another track, Honey Be Good, were (re)released as singles, and reached the lower end of the UK singles chart. A new album, Eureka, followed, but failed commercially. In 1988, Hewerdine decided to leave the group and pursue solo projects. Two former members went on to start Liberty Horses.

The Bible reformed for a tour in 1994.

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* 1986 Walking The Ghost Back Home HAVENCD4 (re-released 1996)
* 1988 Eureka HAVENCD5 (re-released 1996)
* 1995 Random Acts Of Kindness HAVENCD8 1995 (odds & ends compilation)
* 1999 Dodo HAVENCD11 1999 (posthumous collection of the album that the reformed Bible might have made, but never did)

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  • drkellog

    Honey be good - great song!

    12 Dec 2013 Reply
  • ToxtethDave

    In the early 1990s, I remember having some great nights dancing to the bible in the "Casa" in Liverpool as I had some spare Bible singles and LPs wich I gave to the DJ at the time. That DJ went to the Cosmos Club in Liverpool hence no more Bible in the "Casa", Crystal Pallece was allways my fave to dance too!

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • lecky1874

    how good is honey be good could listen to it over and over again no problem

    20 Dec 2010 Reply
  • chuck__e

    A band that deserved much more attention - what a pity! Their album Eureka has been a sound companion to me since it's release more than 20 years ago.

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Jeremygreenshed

    Tony's my brother! I'm always so proud of what they did.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • pollepet

    a damned good band with excellent songs

    23 Nov 2009 Reply
  • RedRage

    amazing then, and now

    28 Jul 2009 Reply
  • AnonE-Moose

    tl;dr

    14 Jul 2009 Reply
  • Iveldie

    Great underrated band!

    10 Aug 2008 Reply

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