Henry Cow

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Alan King, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Hundazir Strabehn

    Hundazir Strabehn Kobaïan spoken here

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    I had tickets for Friday and Saturday nights but didn't go in the end, due to ongoing health issues.

    Bah...
     
  2. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    NYC Man
    I've heard some of their live stuff, but certainly not everything available. I'll check more of it out. Thanks. ;-)
     
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  3. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    If you come across their original live release - Concerts, make sure to check the remastered version from 2006. It has vastly improved sonics, which will surely help you appreciate their group improvisations too. The first disc is full of glorious song-based material while the second set is jam-heavy, with the stunning 29-minute Oslo improv as a centrepiece, every bit as good (or as far afield) as those classic '72-74 Dark Stars or PitBs! :)
     
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  4. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Barcelona, Spain
    Lindsay Cooper Songbook/Henry Cow reunion
     
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  5. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    London
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  6. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Plus there is a "celebratory" release coming in a few days on Rogue Art:

    Michel Edelin Quintet w/ special guest John Greaves - "Echoes of Henry Cow"

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    1. Half the Sky (6:25)
    2. Living in the Heart of the Beast (8:01)
    3. War (4:32)
    4. After the Flood (2:42)
    5. Nursery (4:12)
    6. Ruins (10:11)
    7. Beautiful as the Moon (8:08)
    8. The Bath of Stars (2:33)
    9. Civilisation (8:27)
    10. On Suicide (1:34)

    Michel Edelin: flute, alto flute, bass flute
    Sophia Domancich: piano, Fender Rhodes
    Sylvain Kassap: clarinet, bass clarinet
    Stéphane Kerecki: double bass
    Simon Goubert: drums
    John Greaves: spoken words

    Recorded on September 17th and 18th 2018 by Vincent Mahey at Studio Sextan – La Fonderie, Malakoff, France
    Album concert release: May 18th 2019, 6:30 pm, Like A Jazz Machine Festival, Dudelange - Luxembourg
    https://roguart.com/product/echoes-of-henry-cow/132
     
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  7. rtalwani

    rtalwani Forum Resident

    Ordered from ReR. Thanks for info.
     
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  8. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    London
    It should be a fascinating read.
     
  9. crozcat

    crozcat Forum Resident

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    Sweden
    I just re-watched their live concert in Vevey 1976.
    It´s absolutely amazingly great! :love::righton:

     
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  10. crozcat

    crozcat Forum Resident

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    What is likely to be their first BBC session (1971):

    Henry Cow
     
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  11. Tom M

    Tom M Forum Resident

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    NJ
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  12. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    London
    This matches a recent reconstruction I made of the piece – Heironimo's Mad Again, from 3 different files I found online of varying (poor) quality, from the first BBC session. What's amazing is that this version sounds so good ( some tape glitches ) and that it shows up just now (after the box comes out). Thank-you for posting. If you don't mind, I will embed it in this post for easier access:

     
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  13. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    London
    When I say it matches, I mean it's Hieronymo and not Poglith, as listed on youtube. Whether it's the demo tape or the Peel session, I don't know for sure without a closer listen.
     

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