Current 93 ‎– Black Ships Ate The Sky

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Durtro ‎– DURTRO JNANA 2112, Jnana Records ‎– DURTRO JNANA 2112
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1 Idumæa
Arranged By – Michael CashmoreLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Arranged By – Marc Almond
3:22
2 Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina) 3:18
3 Black Ships In The Sky 3:38
4 Then Kill Cæsar 3:58
5 Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Banjo, Tambura, Arranged By – Bonnie "Prince" Billy
2:42
6 This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich 4:03
7 The Dissolution Of 'The Boat Millions Of Years' 3:57
8 Idumæa
Cello – Ida MercerLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Harp, Arranged By – Baby Dee (2)
4:19
9 Bind Your Tortoise Mouth 2:30
10 Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Arranged By – Antony (3)
2:02
11 Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven 4:07
12 Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer)
Performer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William Basinski
3:19
13 Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Psaltery, Zither, Harmonium, Arranged By – Clodagh Simonds
2:35
14 Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumæa
Music By [Idumæa Section] – Chris Carter (2)Voice [Subliminal Threnodic Voice] – Amy PhillipsVoice, Music By [Idumæa Section] – Cosey Fanni Tutti
11:05
15 The Beautiful Dancing Dust
Voice, Piano, Music By – Antony (3)
0:57
16 Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Dulcimer [Appalachian], Harmonica, Arranged By – Andria Degens
3:06
17 Vauvauvau (Black Ships In Their Harbours)
Viola – William Breeze
4:41
18 Idumæa
Lyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyPerformer [9.29.82 Galaxial Compositions] – William BasinskiVocals, Arranged By – David Tibet
1:50
19 Black Ships Ate The Sky
Guitar – David TibetViola – William BreezeVoice [Subliminal Threnodic Voice] – Amy Phillips
4:20
20 Why Cæsar Is Burning Part II 2:48
21 Idumæa
Concertina, Arranged By – Iris BishopLyrics By [Text] – Charles WesleyVoice, Arranged By – Shirley Collins
2:42

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UK/European edition with scarlet cover consists of the album in a full colour digipak as well as a 56 page colour booklet containing an introductory note on the writing of the album by David, all the lyrics, details of those who created the album, colour photographs of all the Current 93 family on the album, website details for everyone, Hallucinatory Patripassianist colour illustrations and BlackShipText on each page, and the names of all those who supported the recording, and the release, of this album by subscribing to it in advance.

Tracks 12 and 17 have titles in Coptic, and there is a lot of Coptic text on the CD, booklet and cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Reader): 62161750602
  • Barcode (Text): 6 21617 50602
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1 & 2): CA 2112CD @
  • Matrix / Runout (Inner CD Ring, variant 1 & 2): 05/03/06 11:00:58 AM
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1 & 2): IFPI L039
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1286
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1258

Other Versions (5 of 12) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(2xLP, Album, Ltd, TP, W/Lbl, Art) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA LP 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
Durtro Jnana 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Unofficial) Durtro (2), Jnana Records (2) Durtro Jnana 2112 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO JNANA 111 Current 93 Black Ships Eat The Sky(CD, Album, Ltd) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO JNANA 111 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO/JNANA LP 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(2xLP, TP, W/Lbl, Art) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA LP 2112 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DURTRO/JNANA 2112 Current 93 Black Ships Ate The Sky(CD, Album, Dig) Durtro, Jnana Records DURTRO/JNANA 2112 USA & Canada 2006 Sell This Version

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hyperfex

hyperfex

October 18, 2016
The first track (with Marc Almond) lasts 03:28, not 03:22 - can anyone confirm this?
It also seems to be the same version as the so-called alternative version
on the companion album "Black Ships Eat The Sky" - although stated otherwise ...
Beyond_John

Beyond_John

May 9, 2016
He should do what he wants to do. This is a great album, not just within the C93 offerings, but in the world of recorded music at large. Overhyped? Seriously?
eliks_postindustry

eliks_postindustry

August 29, 2006
edited over 12 years ago

A decent offering from C93, a bit overhyped, but still an interesting piece of mystical, apocalyptic music. Tibet should more frequently, and more often, invite his allies to sing his lyrics, therefore making the record more digestible, just like this one. He should also take more courage in departing from his usual jingle-jungle on a distorted guitar, and moaning poetic nonsenses like a medieval bard. His way is a bit more free here, which at the same time makes the album way more interesting and magnetic. Still though, it's C93 - bear that in mind.