The Burning Skies of Elysium- The Last Revolving Door CD

Can’t seem to find a slew of info about today’s band, The Burning Skies of Elysium (simply Elysium for short), who released a handful of singles and one lone LP in 1987. I have only deduced that the band hails from the UK and is primarily a three-piece, for though little information exists, several photos of the band can be found.

As far as releases go, The Last Revolving Door is pretty difficult to find, and was proceeded by one 12” and one 7” single under the Elysium moniker. The album itself was repressed on CD in 1993 via Spectre Records, with three bonus tracks attached. They are included in the link below, for your listening pleasure. Without any further ado:

The Burning Skies of Elysium- The Last Revolving Door CD
1. Alone
2. For My Eyes
3. Carousel
4. Death Of The Clowns
5. Far From The Crowd
6. Beggarman Thief
7. Domino
8. Out On The Paperchase
9. Too Late For Tears
10. Fragments
11. One Afternoon
12. It’s All Over
13. Dutch Villa

*download it here* (RE-RIPPED at 320 kbps by Collin, a DJ from Buffalo, NY!)

27 Responses to “The Burning Skies of Elysium- The Last Revolving Door CD”

  1. Curious Guy Says:

    Cool post Frankie. Thanks. I'm glad I could check them out as they were on Crisis Records, the same label as Shark Taboo and Stiff Kittens. Do you have more info on that 7" & 12"?
    The singer's voice is close to that one of Ian Astbury.

  2. hola ! gracias
    Any chence to reup Where’s Lisse?
    that will be so nice

    CIAO!!!!

    Emiliano

  3. Do you have the first LP by Comateens? The only one I could find was in .ogg format and I don’t know how to convert it. I’m dying for it.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hi,
    I’m very happy to see this album.
    Unfortunately it damaged.

    ivdp

  5. frankie teardrop Says:

    curious guy- the ian astbury comparison is definitely spot-on. i’ll see if i can dig up their remaining work.

    anon- the file seems fine to me, what’s the trouble?

  6. file’s ok. thanks for this little gem. it’s incredible that they didn’t got wider recognition with this poppy and melodic output.

  7. I thord i knew all the greatest alternative from 80`s,
    but i was wrong, GREAT ALBUM, have just ordered it on Amazon.

    I think they are very similar to Southern death Cult and Wah.

    Hemi

  8. Hi,

    Burning Skies Of Elysium came from a town called Horley (very close to Gatwick Airport) in South East England. Actually The Cure came from a town called Crawley just the other side of Gatwick.

    I saw Elysium a few times and was a bit of a fan but couldn't find any of their stuff on CD when I was looking around.

    My 10 year old daughter (Elysia) is named after the band. I believe they disapeared after one oif the band members got very sick (cancer?).

    To be honest they were legends in our town back int he 80's and I saw them around a bit and it's a shame they never made it.

    Agree with the Ian Astbury comparison.

    Other bands from the area / era are Karen D'Ache (no longer around) and ObJayDa who are still doing bits and pieces on the pub scene but mainly play cover versions these days.

    Google them!

    Jon.sb@talktalk.net

  9. The band changed name to "lola twist" and have had at least 3 more cd`s` out.will post further details soon!!!!

  10. I talked with Ron Howe.
    He said:

    "The band went on to do some more stuff but unfortunately, the drummer Graham Mitchell, died from a long illness. We was replaced by Mark Simmonds, but then the bass player Matt Venn, died in a car accident … the brother Chris Mitchell then just lost heart."

    It is very sad…

  11. Anonymous Says:

    Hi all, just idly looking at Elysium on the web as I happen to have what I believe might be a rare recording – live at the Camden Underworld 9.12.91 (I was in a band on the same bill, we taped our gig and these guys seem to be on the other side of the tape!)
    Can I post this for all to enjoy?
    Seems a pity to keep it locked away after reading all about their terrible tragedy.

  12. frankie teardrop Says:

    if you like, you can send the recording to thespanglemaker at gmail and I can make a separate post!

  13. Maybe someone would be interested. The record is not very good quality (live):

    http://ifolder.ru/27512970

  14. This man? who said: "Hi all, just idly looking at Elysium on the web as I happen to have what I believe might be a rare recording – live at the Camden Underworld 9.12.91 (I was in a band on the same bill, we taped our gig and these guys seem to be on the other side of the tape!)
    Can I post this for all to enjoy?
    Seems a pity to keep it locked away after reading all about their terrible tragedy."

    Send to you record from the tape?
    If "yes" please give the link)

  15. Anonymous Says:

    hi, am loOking 4 ds artist, couldn't find anywhere … the Burning Skies Of Elysium – The Last Revolving Door … can somebody can help me pls … tnx …

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Elysium – Summer House
    I found it!!!yea
    http://www.mediafire.com/?0y3zbky1b1je0z1

  17. Hello, I've been looking for añoes this record, please fix the link to get this album…JOhnny

  18. Ken Eddie Says:

    Hi, I used to work with Chris years ago when he was in lola twist. I’ve got a couple of their cds + one of the Elysium albums on LP. Seriously good albums!

  19. Ken Eddie Says:

    Hi, I used to work with Chris years ago when he was in lola twist. I’ve got a couple of their cds + one of the Elysium albums on LP. Seriously good albums! They definitely deserved more from their musical career! I belive Chris now lives in Worthing

    • Cristian A. Says:

      Do you have any information on where I can obtain some of Lola Twist’s albums? Thanks in advance.

      • Paul Kennedy Says:

        Cristian, so sorry for not replying on this. I could post some of the lola twists tunes, would bad doing them all without Chris’s consent though. They weren’t signed to any labels so were just recordings they made themselves.

  20. Pure Post-Punk Masterpiece

  21. hi you have flac or wav version?, please very thanks!

  22. This should be reissued, also the Lolatwist stuff.

  23. Thanks mate, cheers from Lima

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