The Bible were one of the classic English pop bands of the late 80s, leading the movement of bands dedicated to classy, sophisticated songwriting.
They achieved three Top 40 singles with 'Honey Be Good', 'Crystal Palace' and 'Graceland'. Since their split in 1990, interest in the band has remained very high, culminating in a reunion tour at the end of 1993. Lead singer Boo Hewerdine's songwriting reputation has been enhanced by his success with Eddi Reader (Boo wrote several of the songs on her 'Eddi Reader', 'Candyfloss And Medicine', 'Angels And Electricity' and 'Simple Soul' albums, including the hit 'Patience Of Angels') and his co-writing work with Gary Clark of Danny Wilson fame. Now signed as a solo artist, Boo Hewerdine has a solo album 'Baptist Hospital' on Blanco Y Negro, 'Thanksgiving' on Blackburst, 'A live One' on Belmore, and 'Anon' on Haven.
The Bible's two full albums, 'Walking The Ghost Back Home' and 'Eureka', have been re-issued on Haven, along with Boo Hewerdine's solo album 'Ignorance' and his collaboration with Darden Smith 'Evidence', all of which have all been unavailable for many years. 'Random Acts Of Kindness' , a brand new compilation of rare tracks and forgotten gems has been collected together for the first time, and The Bible's last-ever album Dodo, recorded in 1994, is finally available.
Now seems a perfect time to look back over the work of one of the best-loved bands and respected songwriters of the last 25 years.