Current 93 ‎– Earth Covers Earth

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Tracklist

The Dilly Song 1:39
Hourglass For Diana 6:38
Earth Covers Earth 4:21
Rome For Douglas P. 3:54
Time Tryeth Truth 4:24
Hourglass For Abelisk 3:10

Versions (7)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UD 029 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(LP, Album) United Dairies UD 029 UK 1988 Sell This Version
UD 029 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(LP, Album, Promo, TP) United Dairies UD 029 UK 1988 Sell This Version
UD 029 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(LP, Album, Promo, TP, W/Lbl) United Dairies UD 029 UK 1988 Sell This Version
SUR LP 4 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(LP, Album, RE + 7" + Ltd, Num) Supernatural Organization SUR LP 4 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
DURTRO 012CD Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(CD, Album) Durtro DURTRO 012CD UK 1992 Sell This Version
8-500 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(CD, Unofficial, Album, Ltd) ArsNova 8-500 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
FPS11 Current 93 Earth Covers Earth(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Free Porcupine Society FPS11 US 2005 Sell This Version

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May 30, 2016
referencing Earth Covers Earth, LP, Album, UD 029
Replacing Douglas P. with Tony Wakeford for Earth Covers Earth marked a necessary evolution in the sound of Current 93. Wakeford's compositional style is much more suited to David Tibet's vocal style. His three main compositions on the Earth Covers Earth mini-album - 'Hourglass', 'Earth Covers Earth' and 'Rome' - are all beautiful, wistful sounding pieces, a step above the somewhat limited sound achieved on the previous album, Swastikas for Noddy. The addition of violin, flute, accordian and piano to the mix really helps do the music justice. This is the first time C93 started to sound like actual folk music. 'The Dilly Song' and the second version of 'Hourglass' are more experimental in sound, but still rooted in folk music sounds, a world away from the group's earlier electronic soundscapes.

The original 25 minute album is the format I prefer to listen to the album as. Although 'She is Dead and All Fall Down' is lovely, the other bonus tracks on the CD edition sound somewhat unfinished or totally unrelated in comparison to the main record.