Comus ‎– First Utterance

Dawn (7) ‎– DNLS 3019
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Diana
Written-By – Pearson*
A2 The Herald
Written-By – Hellaby*, Goring*, Wootton*
A3 Drip Drip
Written-By – Wootton*
B1 Song To Comus
Written-By – Wootton*
B2 The Bite
Written-By – Wootton*
B3 Bitten
Written-By – Hellaby*, Pearson*
B4 The Prisoner
Written-By – Wootton*

Companies, etc.



Produced at Pye Studios Nov - Dec 1970

℗ 1971

Released with orange Dawn labels in a gatefold cover with a lyrics insert.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (label)): DNLS.3019-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (label)): DNLS.3019-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A (stamped)): DNLS 3019A-3 ✳T
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B (stamped)): DNLS 3019B-3 ✳T

Other Versions (5 of 31) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
Nr. 42513 Comus First Utterance(LP, Album, Unofficial) BEO Nr. 42513 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
GET 541 Comus First Utterance(LP, Album, RE + 12", EP, RE) Get Back GET 541 Italy 2006 Sell This Version
ECLEC 2629 Comus First Utterance(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2629 UK 2018 Sell This Version
SLAP 62.012, (S, 62.012-1/2) Comus First Utterance(LP) Pye Limited, Dischi Ricordi s.p.a. SLAP 62.012, (S, 62.012-1/2) Italy 1971 Sell This Version
YS-2543-YD カムス* First Utterance(LP, Album, W/Lbl) Dawn (7) YS-2543-YD Japan 1971 Sell This Version


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January 7, 2019
This is rock music only by association. Taking British folk as point of departure, the music twists and oozes as a vile bunch of snakes, pairing gorgeous melodies and expert playing to ecstatically altered vocals and vicious lyrics.
Rape, murder, witchcraft and abuse are main ingredients to the menu, which is cooked with raging madness, but still manages to taste delicately composed. One of very few British folk albums that creates a totally new, dangerous and utterly unique atmosphere. Obligatory listening!


September 4, 2017
Very collectable LP..... though I have yet to meet anyone who actually likes it?


August 16, 2010
edited over 8 years ago
Very dark album of mutant folk music which was unavailable for many years but is now available to all to hear - on CD at least. Sanctuary have released Song To Comus - The Complete Collection on a double cd set. The second album which followed First Utterance three years later isn't such a good listen but the first album remains very potent with its distressing songs of rape, incest, necrophilia and murder. The vocal style of Roger Wootton won't be for everybody as the word 'theatrical' doesn't really do him justice, his style is eye-poppingly surreal and weird. If you're a true sonic adventurer and don't mind the dread tags 'progressive' or 'acid-folk' then have a go with Comus.