Cindytalk ‎– In This World

Midnight Music ‎– CHIME 00.27/28 CD
CD, Album

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1 In This World
Voice [Second] – Paget
2 Janey's Love
Featuring [Uncredited] – Kathy AckerSaxophone – Debbie Wright (2)
3 Gift Of A Knife 3:31
4 Playtime 4:46
5 The Room Of Delight
Saxophone – Debbie Wright (2)
6 Touched 4:06
7 Circle Of Shit
Guitar [Second] – Ivan UnwinSaxophone – Debbie Wright (2)
8 My Sun 1:51
9 The Beginning Of Wisdom 6:45
10 No Serenade
Harmonica [Treated] – Ivan Unwin
11 Sight After Sight 6:11
12 Angels Or Ghosts 2:43
13 Through Water
Clarinet – Debbie Wright (2)
14 Cherish
Accordion – Malou (2)
15 Homeless
Accordion – Malou (2)
16 Still Whisper
Accordion – Malou (2)
17 In This World...
Voice [Second] – Paget

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Recorded 1985-87 at Alaska + Berry St.

Also released as two separate vinyl LPs - In This World I (CHIME 00.27) and In This World II (CHIME 00.28).

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHIME 00.27 S Cindytalk In This World(LP, Album) Midnight Music CHIME 00.27 S Europe 1988 Sell This Version
TOUCH 2 Cindytalk In This World(CD, Album, RE) Touched Recordings TOUCH 2 UK 1995 Sell This Version
scratch703 Cindytalk In This World(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Whi) Wheesht scratch703 Italy 2007 Sell This Version
CHIME 00.28 S Cindytalk In This World(LP, Album) Midnight Music CHIME 00.28 S UK 1988 Sell This Version
scratch703 Cindytalk In This World(2xLP, RM, Album, RE) Wheesht scratch703 Italy 2007 Sell This Version


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February 22, 2017
Yes, In This World is a very special record: heartfelt and moving. I first came to cindytalk through camouflage heart and saw him perform it live at the ICA, London. It was an incredible performance.

plaidzebra describes the album well below, so I don't have to add much more. It's best to listen to both albums and then the lyrical bit at the end really hits you.

For those who like In This World, Camouflage Heart is a must (it contains some truly searing moments) and Wappinschaw too. Yes, it can be an acquired taste, but definitely worth acquiring!

On Camouflage Heart there is a note to Elizabeth Fraser asking if there is enough room for three in the rosary . . . Gordon Sharp's accompaniment on the bonus tracks of Cocteau Twins' Garlands is worth listening to.


October 3, 2004
edited over 2 years ago

This album contains an unusual mix of angry, violent, guitar and drum machine-driven tracks with strong vocals, and soft, ambient, mostly instrumental tracks including a number of drifting, minimal piano pieces. Imagine a cross between Big Black and This Mortal Coil and you're on your way there. It might not be easy to love at first listen, but "In This World" still manages to get under the skin and possesses some unique, haunting and beautiful moments.

It took more than 25 years, but especially now having heard the vinyl reissue (which sounds much better than the muted 1988 cd), I feel that this is a special record. I still don't know to whom I'd recommend it, but it's achingly beautiful and possesses the sting of truth. Coupled with a fresh March snowfall, it's quite moving.