Mary Is Coming (26.02.96)
This 12-track album was the debut album by Savoy and was released in Norway, England, Germany, Sweden, Japan and the USA. It was released in Norway on 19th February, in the UK a week later and in Sweden on 1st March. All tracks were written by Lauren and Paul Waaktaar-Savoy, produced and recorded by Savoy and mixed by Simon Vinestock (except * mixed by Rod Hui and ** mixed by Roberth Opsahl-Engen). The musicians featured on the album are Paul Waaktaar-Savoy on guitar, bass and vocal, Lauren Savoy on guitar and vocal, Frode Unneland on drums and Simone Larsen guest vocals on "Velvet". The album was released on "Warner Brothers" label. The twelth track on the album is not actually listed on the packaging, but was listed on the promo edition as "Fade".
This album was also available on cassette in Norway. The sleeve is similar to the CD cover and the actual cassette is transparent. The insert does not feature the song lyrics.
The Japanese release comes with a yellow and orange obi-strip with Japanese text in black and dark purple plus the title in light blue. Otherwise the album sleeve is similar to the European release. The promo release has a white sticker on the reverse with the Japanese symbols for "promo" in red. The promo disc as the Japanese promo symbol etched around the centre of the disc.
The USA edition of the CD is the same as that released in Europe, except for the absence of lyrics underneath the black CD tray.
The US promo release is the same as the regular release, but has the text "For Promotional use only. Sale or other transfer is prohibited. Must be returned on demand of recording company." stamped in gold capital letters on the front of the sleeve.
There is also a US advanced promo CD of "Mary Is Coming". It doesn't come with a front insert and the back insert is white with black text. The disc is plain with black printed text. Unlike the regular release, the hidden track "Fade" is not included on this promo.
Tracks: Daylight's Wasting* (2:57) / Tears From A Stone (4:36) / Velvet (4:35) / Foolish* (4:35) / Half An Hour's Worth** (3:13) / Underground (3:50) / Get Up Now (5:17) / Still I'm On Your Side* (4:05) / We Will Never Forget (3:11) / Raise Your Sleepy Head (3:27) / Mary Is Coming (4:42) / Fade (2:50).
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