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Oslo - Henry Cow - Concerts

The woodwinds and piano lend an almost classical feel to some of these tracks. It's probably not for everyone, but this really is great stuff. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International.

Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Oslo V Oslo VI Oslo VII Oslo VIII Off the Map Cafe Royal Udine Tags experimental Cambridge. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 14, go to album. On Bandcamp Radio. Featuring guests guitarist Jeff Parker and glitch innovator Oval. Off The Map 8. Cafe Royal 9. Udine Total Time: Track 1 is now split into 5 tracks, track 2 is split into 2 tracks also, whilst track 6 "Oslo" is split up into 8 tracks.

Side 1 of the vinyl original was taken up with a 23 minute medley originally recorded in for legendary DJ John Peel's show. It was winning Peel's 'Rockertunity Knocks' contest that helped Henry Cow secure a record deal in the first place, so it's fitting that this session was included.

Rather than simply rattle through a few tracks off their latest album, they arranged a continuous medley with new bridging passages. They start with 'Beautiful As The Moon This leads into a new, different version of 'Nirvana For Mice', the opening track from their first LP. The substitution of Lindsay Cooper's bassoon for Geoff Leigh's sax gives the piece a rather different, less overtly jazzy feel. This again was a fitting choice, as Matching Mole were the only other UK prog act of the time to make explicit political statements.

Dagmar's interpretation of the lyrics is clearer than Wyatt's, and the arrangement almost makes it into a new song altogether. Clear and concentrated, this was Henry Cow at their most accessible. Side 2 was tracks 2 and 3, recorded on stage with Robert Wyatt. Following this is a live version of 'Ruins', probably the most complex of their composed pieces.

This version is nothing short of amazing, but the real revelation comes in the closing section of the piece where Dagmar sings Fred Frith's violin part from the studio original. If disc 1 gives a good overview of Henry Cow's skills as composers, disc 2 plunges into the altogether more challenging waters of their group improvisations. The CD also alters the running order of the vinyl original.

The interplay is often stunning on these tracks. On all the concert recordings Frith's guitar is superb, and he also manages to work in some manic xylophone passages. The remaining tracks on disc 2 were earlier recordings from 'Live At Dingwall's Dance Hall', and they sound like a set of studio improvisations recorded between te departure of Geoff Leigh and Lindsay Cooper joining. Leigh is credited on the sleeve, but any contributions he made are inaudible and his name is also absent from the composer credits.

These are not as advanced as the studio improvs on Unrest and In Praise Of Learning, but they are a welcome addition to this reissue. Concerts was excellent value on vinyl, and is even better as a CD reissue.

It functions as a good introduction to the many faceted beast that was Henry Cow, and gives tasters of their previous albums without spoiling them. This track was reputed for HC getting a recording contract even though I find that Krause's presence on this track quite strange, given the date and listening to it, it is no wonder it did! The next two tracks come out as my favorite from this album even toping the first medley and starts with some usually strange Krause vocals, but duetted by bassist John greaves over a Frith ragtime piano piece, but halfway through changing to a great improve of Little red Riding Hood, where Wyatt's scats works wonders, but Greaves' bass soars over the organ work.

Explore music. Corduroy Institute. Jaakko Peltonen. Andrew Dalio. Dex Anderson. Bob Burnett. John Madsen. Jim Millar. Thoralf Lange. Subscribers Edition only also receives an extra numbered edition subscription CD of more newly recovered, discovered and previously unreleased recordings.

PLUS everything in the regular edition, which is All re-mastered by Bob Drake. Plus a definitive page book in 3 volumes of recollections, commentaries, documentation, unpublished photographs and substantial notes written by members of the band.

Purchasable with gift card. For those who already have the original 3 box sets, not to force you to buy the whole set just to get the extra booklet and bonus CD, you can buy just these two items separately.

This is not a usual retail item, but should fit nicely into the original "HENRY COW "The Studio" box although you may have to remove any bonus item you may have received with yours, such as the collectible coasters with the album covers. CD1:Legend - Nirvana for Mice CD1:Legend - Amygdala CD1:Legend - Teenbeat Introduction CD1:Legend - Teenbeat CD1:Legend - Teenbeat Reprise CD2:Unrest - Half Asleep CD2:Unrest - Ruins CD2:Unrest - Solemn Music CD2:Unrest - Linguaphonie CD2:Unrest - Arcades CD2:Unrest - Deluge CD5:Western Culture - Industry CD6:Concerts 1 - Nirvana for Mice CD6:Concerts 1 - Gloria Gloom

The long-time out-of-print collection of live recordings that form a snapshot of HENRY COW as it was in '75, including some of the concerts with Robert Wyatt, plus a couple of earlier recordings and the whole of the rather remarkable HENRY COW side of the long deleted "Greasy Truckers" album.

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  1. Side A recorded 5th August at BBC Studios (Peel Session). Tracks B1 & B2 recorded 21st May at the New London Theatre. Tracks B3 & D2 recorded 13th October in Udine/5(37).
  2. Concerts is a welcome reissue from ReR Megacorp, which began life as Cutler's own label in the aftermath of the band's dissolution. The album may not be an ideal taster for Henry Cow neophytes, but casual and committed fans alike are advised to milk it for all it's worth.
  3. May 06,  · "Originally released in , this collection offers a snapshot of Henry Cow as audiences would have heard it in the year before. In the chronology, Concerts came between In Praise of Learning and Western Culture -- that is, after Virgin had lost interest in releasing any more Henry Cow studio records and before the band quit to make one of its /5(7).
  4. Henry Cow Concerts is a live double album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at concerts in London, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway between September and October Sides one and two of the LP record consist of composed material while sides three and four contain improvised pieces.
  5. Find similar albums to Concerts - Henry Cow on AllMusic. Recording Location. Hovikodden Arts Centre, Oslo, Norway ; HØvikodden Arts Centre, Oslo, Norway7/
  6. Aug 18,  · HENRY COW le da sentido al concepto "ruido organizado". De hecho, este grupo es considerado como el pionero del Rock en Oposición (RIO). En , HENRY COW (HC) se agrupa con músicos como Fred.
  7. Jun 19,  · MISSING: Gronigen Again Henry Cow Oslo Henry Cow Off the Map Cutler, Frith Henry Cow - Concerts () - Bad Alchemy [Full version] by Luis Siddhartha.
  8. The band who invented a new genre, changed music forever & carved out a permanent place in rock history. They were among the first bands signed to Richard Branson's Virgin label in , on the recommendation of Soft Machine's Robert Wyatt, who described them as "my favourite band in the world". Their blend of free jazz and experimental rock make them one of the greatest British bands of .
  9. May 06,  · * 'GREASY TRUCKERS LIVE AT DINGWALL'S DANCE HALL' was a 2LP set released in of an October concert performed by CAMEL,HENRY COW,GONG and GLOBAL VILLAGE TRUCKING COMPANY. Each side of the double album was dedicate to one group's performance/5(7).

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