With this success of “Moody Day”, The Long Stay were encouraged to release another
EP titled In The Way Of All Things in 1998. As before, the title track was greeted
with excellent reviews and once again made it onto the play-listings of all local
radio stations. The title track was also played on BBC Radio 1 for a short while.
Album Release “First Collection”
First Collection became The Long Stay’s first CD album and contains all the songs
released on the previous EPs. This album contains a wide ranging and distinctive
set of songs. The first song to be released from the album to radio was It’s Never
Over, a soft soulful track, which again made all the local play-listings.
In this album the band fully display their love of strong melody and major hook-lines
together with a mature feel for arrangement. First Collection retains the band’s
distinctly acoustic style.