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Shoes - Present Tense Album
Shoes - Present Tense Album
Performer: Shoes
Title: Present Tense
Label: Elektra
Country: US
Released: Sep 1979
Style: Power Pop, New Wave
Cat: 6E-244
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1352 mb | MP3 size: 2200 mb | WMA size: 1370 mb
Genre: Rock

1I Don't Wanna Hear It2:46
2Tomorrow Night2:55
3Cruel You4:07
4Three Times
5See Me1:14
6Somebody Has What I Had3:14
7Too Late2:42
8Every Girl2:40
9Your Very Eyes3:04
10Hangin' Around WIth You3:20
11I Don't Miss You4:02
12Say It1:02
13Now And Then3:10
14In My Arms Again4:00


  • Art DirectionJohnny Lee , Mary Francis, Ron Coro
  • Co-producerShoes
  • Drums, VocalsSkip Meyer
  • Engineer [Mixdown]John Brand
  • ManagementDan Bourgoise
  • Mastered ByGeorge Marino
  • Photography ByElliot Gilbert
  • Producer, EngineerMike Stone
  • Technician [Tape Operator]Marlis Duncklau
  • Vocals, BassJohn Murphy
  • Vocals, GuitarGary Klebe, Jeff Murphy
  • Written-ByGary Klebe (tracks: A1 to A3, B1, B3, B5c), Jeff Murphy (tracks: A1, A3, A5, B2, B5a, B6), John Murphy (tracks: A3, A4, A6, B1, B4, B5b)


Specialty pressing.

Issued with a printed inner lyrics-sleeve.


  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): 6E-244-A SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): 6E-244-B SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A): 1-2 6E-244-A-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): 1-2 6E-244-B-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): SRC Logo (Large S with the R and C in the loops)
  • Other (Pressing Plant Code): SP
  • Rights Society: BMI


  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Recorded At – The Manor
  • Mixed At – Trident Studios
  • Mastered At – Sterling Sound
  • Produced For – Mike Stone Enterprises, Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Published By – Shoetunes


Listen free to Shoes Present Tense Tomorrow Night, Too Late and more. 11 tracks 36:00. One of three Shoes Elektra records-Present Tense 1979, Tongue Twister 1981, and Boomerang 1982-Present Tense won Shoes an international following and solid critical respect. Shoes videos- Too Late and Tomorrow Night in particular-were prominently featured on early MTV. Recorded in England and co-produced by the band, Present Tense didn't end up sounding like a Cheap Trick clone, had a winsome, cool air thanks to the brilliant harmonies that distinguished the group from the Knack, and in the end traded off power and wistfulness in equal measure. The harmonies in particular are just lovely - as distinct and band-defining as those of the Beach Boys - on songs like Too Late, Three Times, and Your Very Eyes. Album 1979 12 Songs. Present Tense. Track List: 1. Tomorrow Night 2. Too Late 3. Hangin' Around WIth You 4. Your Very Eyes 5. In My Arms Again 6. Somebody Has What I Had 7. Now And Then 8. Every Girl 9. I Don't Miss You 10. Cruel You. Chart information for: Shoes. In 1977 Shoes recorded the album Black Vinyl Shoes in Jeff Murphy's living room and pressed 1,000 copies on their own label, Black Vinyl Records. The album was sold at local record stores and by mail order through Bomp magazine. Shoes then released a single Tomorrow Night on Bomp Records in June 1978. The group signed to Elektra Records in April 1979 and released their first major label album, Present Tense, that September. The album peaked at number 50 on the Billboard 200 and yielded the minor hit single Too Late which reached number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100. 1980s and 1990s. Present Tense is ranked 24,080th in the overall chart, 2,940th in the 1970s, and 289th in the year 1979. Listen full album. View all Shoes albums. 11 tracks. Released in 1979. One In Versailles. Shoes 12 tracks Released in 1975 Rock. Released 1979. Present Tense Tracklist. Tomorrow Night Lyrics. About Present Tense. Present Tense Q&A