African Head Charge ‎– Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks 1981 – 1986

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Tracklist

My Life In A Hole In The Ground
1-1 Elastic Dance 3:58
1-2 Family Doctoring 4:21
1-3 Stebeni's Theme 3:34
1-4 The Race (Part 1) 3:37
1-5 Crocodile Shoes 3:13
1-6 Stone Charge 4:16
1-7 Far Away Chant 4:04
1-8 Primal One Drop 3:34
1-9 Hole In The Roof 3:13
Environmental Studies
2-1 Crocodile Hand Luggage 5:23
2-2 Dinosaur's Lament 4:50
2-3 Beriberi 6:11
2-4 Snakeskin Tracksuit 6:40
2-5 High Protein Snack 3:49
2-6 In A Trap 4:14
2-7 Breeding Space 4:03
2-8 Primitive 3:40
2-9 Latin Temperament 3:31
Drastic Season
3-1 Timbuktu Express 4:37
3-2 I Want Water 6:05
3-3 Bazaar 5:10
3-4 African Hedge Hog 5:38
3-5 Depth Charge 4:06
3-6 Fruit Market 5:03
3-7 Snake In The Hole 5:18
3-8 Many Generations 7:18
Off The Beaten Track
4-1 Off The Beaten Track 5:04
4-2 Some Bizarre 5:06
4-3 Belinda 3:41
4-4 Language & Mentality 4:22
4-5 Throw It Away 3:36
4-6 Conspiring 4:39
4-7 Release The Doctor 3:34
4-8 Down Under Again 3:07
4-9 Over The Sky 3:18
4-10 Good Thing 4:06
Unreleased Tracks & Version Excursions
Return Of The Crocodile
5-1 Makola Market 3:18
5-2 Snake In The Goal 4:51
5-3 Conspired 4:45
5-4 Slippery Heel 6:02
5-5 Further Off The Track 3:10
5-6 More Bizarre 7:40
5-7 Doctor Find 4:04
5-8 Low Protein Snack 5:52
Super Mystic Brakes
5-9 Beri Version 6:17
5-10 Realigned Dub 4:25
5-11 The Race (Part 2) 3:51

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Set compiles My Life In A Hole In The Ground (1981), Environmental Studies (1982), Drastic Season (1983), Off The Beaten Track (1986) and "Unreleased Tracks & Version Excursions" featuring 11 tracks from the period, on CD for the first time. Tracks 5-1 to 5-8 available concurrently on vinyl as ONULP133 Return Of The Crocodile and tracks 5-9 to 5-11 previously released as ON-U Sound 10" Disco Plate No. 59 Super Mystic Brakes for Record Store Day 2016.

Recorded between 1981 and 1985 at Berry Street and Southern Studios.

All compositions written by Burnell Anderson & Adrian Sherwood, published by Domino Music Publishing & Warp Music Publishing, except "Makola Market" (Steve Beresford, Copyright Control); "Snake In The Goal" (Evar Wellington, Copyright Control); "Conspired" (Burnell Anderson / Adrian Sherwood / Pete Stroud, Domino Music Publishing/Warp Music Publishing/Copyright Control); "Low Protein Snack" & "Beri Version" (Headley Bennett, Copyright Control); and "The Race (Part 2)" (Adrian Sherwood, Cherry Red Songs).

Track 4-10 is a bonus track, not included on the original album.

℗ 2016 On-U Sound
All photos © Kishi Yamamoto and reproduced with kind permission.
Sleevenotes [...] text for discs 1 – 4 written for the first CD reissues of the albums on EFA, circa 1998. Text for disc 5 © 2016.

This compilation ℗ & © 2016 On-U Sound Records.

Each disc is packaged in a reverse board card wallet. Includes 24 page booklet with credits, photos and sleevenotes. All contents housed in a sturdy slipcase box. On-U Sound sticker affixed to the shrink wrap.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 060263 721673
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5060263721673
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD2): IFPI 1285
  • Mould SID Code (CD3, CD4): IFPI 1262
  • Mould SID Code (CD5): IFPI 1286
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): CA ONUCD134CD1@ IFPI L039 09/30/16 01:54:14 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): CA ONUCD134CD2@ IFPI L039 10/04/16 11:56:39 AM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): CA ONUCD134CD3@ IFPI L039 09/30/16 12:48:59 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): CA ONUCD134CD4@ IFPI L039 09/30/16 02:11:36 PM
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5): CA ONUCD134CD5@ IFPI L039 09/30/16 02:32:04 PM
  • Label Code: LC 02070

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