If Sphinx were Alec's themed album of the decade beginning 30AD, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame is his album of 1130's, then this album must surely be his album themed around the 1970's. Based around the story of an unhappy couple, it begins with a spoken passage - like many of Alec's albums. Soon, the driving disco beat kicks in and Alec is at his best with funky dance tracks like "Dance and leave it all behind you". Perhaps this album will be best remembered, however, for the track "The man from the stars".

Cuts from this album were released as a 12" single by Casablanca. This album is unusual in not being recorded at the Trident Studios in London.

Sumeria     -    Golden Tears     -    Casablanca NBLP 7087

Recorded at Ferber Studios, Paris, July 1978

Side 1 : Dance and leave it all behind you
         The Encounter
         Cosmic traveller
         Somewhere, elsewhere
Side 2 : Love me now
         The man from the stars
         Why must there be an end
         Golden tears

Guitars   : Slim Pezin, Jose Souk
Keyboards : Gerard Bikialo, Raymond Donnez
Percussion: Marc Chantereau (of the group Voyage)

Backing vocals by certain members of the Birds of Paris
(inc. Stephanie de Sykes, Sunny Leslie, Sue Glover)

Arranged & conducted by Don Ray