The Ocean Blue reissue first 3 LPs + share lost track from Sire years

The Ocean Blue

The Ocean Blue have reissued its first three albums on vinyl via Shelflife Records / Korda Records – this includes ‘The Ocean Blue’ (1989), ‘Cerulean’ (1991) and ‘Beneath The Rhythm and Sound’ (1993).  ‘Cerulean’ and ‘Beneath The Rhythm and Sound’ are being issued on vinyl for the first time ever. The band will also perform their S/T debut and Cerulean’ in full on fall tour (full dates below).

We can take a listen to a lost track from the Sire years, City Traffic, via Soundcloud below.


The Ocean Blue sire reissue poster


The Ocean Blue
Vinyl reissues
Out now – order Here

‘The Ocean Blue’ track list:

Side 1
Between Something and Nothing
Vanity Fair
Drifting, Falling
The Circus Animals
Frigid Winter Days
Just Let Me Know
Side 2

Love Song
Ask Me Jon
Awaking To A Dream
The Office Of A Busy Man
A Familiar Face


‘Cerulean’ track list:
Side 1
Breezing Up
A Separate Reality
Questions Of Travel

side 2

When Life Was Easy
The Planetarium Scene
Falling Through The Ice
Ballerina Out Of Control
Hurricane Amore
I’ve Sung One Too Many Songs For A Crowd That Didn’t Want To Hear


‘Beneath The Rhythm and Sound’ track list:
Side 1
Peace of Mind
Listen, It’s Gone
Bliss is Unaware
Ice Skating at Night
Side 2
Don’t Believe Everything You Hear
Cathedral Bells
The Relatives
Emotions Ring
Sea Of Green (Bonus Track)

Listen to a track sampler for the reissues via Soundcloud below.



The Ocean Blue will be performing their first 2 records in concert, in their entirety, as part of a  limited number of special shows to celebrate the Sire Reissues.

Tour dates:
11/19 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
11/21 – Washington, DC – Jammin Java
11/22 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club

More about The Ocean Blue? The Ocean Blue’s debut record on the famed Sire Records label in 1989 achieved widespread acclaim and radio & MTV airplay. The band of four high schoolers from Hershey, Pennsylvania went on to do two more well-received records for Sire, the atmospheric ‘Cerulean’ and alt-pop ‘Beneath the Rhythm and Sound,’ and a fourth record for Mercury/PolyGram, ‘See The Ocean Blue,’ before leaving the majors in the late 90s. The band did several independent releases in the 2000s, including Davy Jones Locker and Waterworks, and in 2013 released their first full length record in over 10 years, ‘Ultramarine,’ via Korda Records, a new Minneapolis cooperative label that the band helped launch in late 2012.

A new full length record is in the works and slated for release in 2016.