Seeing Stars was the first (and only) album by the group of the same name. It is of musical significance, however, because it was intended to be the fifth studio album by UK band All About Eve. However, whilst this album was being recorded in early 1993, lead singer Julianne Regan left the band, and All About Eve disbanded.
The remaining members of the group, Andy Cousin (bass), Mark Price (drums), and Marty Willson-Piper (guitars and - on this record - lead vocals), completed the album anyway, and it eventually saw the light of day four years later on the Borderline label.
In 1999, following the reformation of All About Eve, renewed interest in the band saw a very limited (500 copies) re-release of this record, nearly all of which were sold at All About Eve gigs during their Fairy Light Nights period.
In addition to the Cousin/Price/Willson-Piper line-up, A Drink to Drift Away and Ugly And Cruel also featured Anna Nyström (of The Lucy Nation) on piano.
An earlier provisional title of the album was Never Swallow Stars.
The actual fifth All About Eve studio album (more an EP), was released in 2002 when the band reformed, and is titled Iceland. It consists mostly of covers, re-recordings and remixes, plus a couple of new tracks.
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