You Are the Sunshine of My Life/Valentine is a double 7-inch single by Chokebore, released in the USA in August 1999 by Punk iN My Vitamins as a teaser for the US release of Chokebore's fourth album Black Black.

You Are the Sunshine of My Life/Valentine contains two B-sides:

  • Speed of Sound (semi-acoustic version), recorded by B. C. Caldwell at Troy's home (credited as "Chokeboresound"), previously released on the Taty du Post Rock compilation;
  • Days of Nothing (full band winter version), recorded by Biff Sanders at Motiv Studios in Los Angeles, CA, previously released on the Days of Nothing single.

The artwork for You Are the Sunshine of My Life/Valentine was designed by Sonja Ahlers, with street photography by Jonathan Kroll.

Releases

Aug 1999: double 7″ – Punk iN My Vitamins [PNMV20] – USA

Tracklist

  • disc 1
    • side a: You Are the Sunshine of My Life
    • side b: Speed of Sound (semi-acoustic version)
  • disc 2
    • side a: Valentine
    • side b: Days of Nothing (full band winter version)

Artwork

Credits

back cover photos: Miik by Claire Berthelin, Frank G. by a machine, Jon by Miik, Troy by Pépéte Lór;
inside photos: Miik by Miik; Jon by a machine; Troy by B. C. Caldwell, Frank G. by Sonja Ahlers. street photos by Jonathan. layout by Sunja

You Are the Sunshine of My Life and Valentine were recorded at Blackbox, France. engineered by Peter Deimel assisted by Yann Madec
Days of Nothing (full band winter version) was recorded at Motiv, Los Angeles. engineered by Biff Sanders
Speed of Sound (semi-acoustic version) was recorded at Chokeboresound, Los Angeles. engineered by B. C. Caldwell
All songs © Chokeboresound. All songs written, arranged and produced by Chokebore