Fred Frith ‎– Speechless

Ralph Records ‎– FF 8106
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Side A:
The tapes used on side A were recorded in New York City at street fairs, demonstrations and, along with the bagpipes, in Washington Square.
Recorded July / August 1980 at Studio Freeson, Pujaut, France and Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland.

Side B:
Tracks B1, B4 and the end of track B2 are based on a live concert recorded at CBGB in New York, April 1980; subsequently altered and added to in Switzerland. Track B6 is from the same concert and is an improvised piece heard as played.
Recorded July / August 1980 at Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland.

Manufactured by Ralph Records
Published by Arcades Music (PRS)
℗ © 1981, The Cryptic Corporation

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, hand-etched runout): FF 8106-A LKIKS [⊏◯⊐ stamp] Hello Fred! KM 6049-A + [KM stamp] ꔰ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, hand-etched runout): FF 8106B Re 1 LKIKS [⊏◯⊐ stamp] KM 6049-B-Re.1+ [KM stamp] +
  • Rights Society: PRS

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ReCDec 902 Fred Frith Speechless(CD, Album, RE) RecRec Music ReCDec 902 Switzerland 1991 Sell This Version
ESD 80542 Fred Frith Speechless(CD, Album, RE) East Side Digital ESD 80542 US 1991 Sell This Version
BELLE 152441 Fred Frith Speechless(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 152441 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ReR/FRO 04 Fred Frith Speechless(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp, Fred Records ReR/FRO 04 UK 2001 Sell This Version
000040 Fred Frith Speechless(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) G. & P. Essential Music 000040 Russia Unknown Sell This Version