Difficult Shapes.. achieved limited success on its release although eventually made it to no.21 in February 1983 on the back of the success of the single Christian, a longer version of which appears on the album. Early single African and White and the follow-up No More Blue Horizons are also included.
The album was reissued as a two CD deluxe package in 2017. The first disc contains the original album whereas the the second disc contains bonus material, including previously unreleased demos, B-sides and extended versions plus the group's first session for John Peel recorded on 22 March 1982 and broadcast for the first time on 01 April 1982.
- original LP/cassette,1982
Side One / "Difficult Side"
- Seven Sports For All
- No More Blue Horizons (Fool, Fool, Fool)
- Feel To Be Driven Away
- Some People I Know To Lead Fantastic Lives
Side Two / "Entertainment Side"
- African and White
- Are We A Worker
- Red Sails
- You Never See It
- Temptation's Big Blue Eyes
- Jean Walks Through Fresh Fields
- Deluxe reissue, 2xCD 2017
see here for full tracklisting
- in record collection (cassette and deluxe re-issue)
- in Top 50 albums
- in Top 10 albums of 1982