Sunburst Finish (album)

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Sunburst Finish
Be bop sunburst cover.jpg
Studio album by Be-Bop Deluxe
Released February 1976
Length 39:47
Label Harvest
Be-Bop Deluxe chronology
Sunburst Finish
Modern Music
(1976)Modern Music1976
Singles from Sunburst Finish
  1. "Ships in the Night"
    Released: February 1976

Sunburst Finish is the third studio album by art rock band Be-Bop Deluxe, released in February 1976.[1] It was recorded in Abbey Road Studios, London.[2]

The album contains what would become one of their few forays into chart success; the February 1976 single "Ships in the Night", which reached number 23 in the UK Singles Charts.

Keyboardist Andy Clark, who had served as a temporary member during Be-Bop Deluxe's 1975 Futurama tour, joined the band as a full member for this album. He remained until the band was dissolved by Bill Nelson in 1978 and would be the only member of Be-Bop Deluxe apart from Bill Nelson to become part of Bill Nelson's Red Noise.

Track listing

All songs written by Bill Nelson

  1. "Fair Exchange" – 4:49
  2. "Heavenly Homes" – 3:36
  3. "Ships in the Night" – 4:03
  4. "Crying to the Sky" – 3:57
  5. "Sleep That Burns" – 5:16
  6. "Beauty Secrets" – 2:47
  7. "Life in the Air Age" – 3:59
  8. "Like an Old Blues" – 3:27
  9. "Crystal Gazing" – 3:24
  10. "Blazing Apostles" – 4:29
  11. "Shine" (Reissue bonus track)
  12. "Speed of the Wind" (Reissue bonus track)
  13. "Blue as a Jewel" (Reissue bonus track)


Cover photograph

John Thornton photographed the cover[3] based on a concept by Mike Doud.[4] The model was Nicky Howarth Dwek.[5]


  1. ^ Be Bop Deluxe Discography
  2. ^ Sunburst Finish album sleeve notes. Kevin Cann, 1990
  3. ^ BEE (sic) BOP DELUXE circa 1975
  4. ^ Sunburst Finish - Credits
  5. ^ Sunburst Finish

External links

  • Sunburst Finish at Discogs (list of releases)
  • Be Bop Deluxe Discography
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