Fred Frith ‎– Step Across The Border

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1 Sparrow Song
Cello, Drum, Voice – TC*Engineer – Tim HodgkinsonGuitar, Drum, Voice – FF*Keyboards, Drum, Voice – ZP*
1:28
2a Voice Of America (Part 3)
Guitar, Percussion – FF*Synthesizer, Tape [Tapes] – BO*Written-By – Ostertag*, Frith*
4:24
2b Legs
Bass – BL*Drums – FM*Engineer – Martin BisiGuitar – FF*Written-By – Laswell*, Frith*, Maher*
3a Selluloid Restaurant
Bass, Guitar – FF*Engineer – Y. Utsonomiya*
3:09
3b The Old Man Puts Out The Fire
Percussion [Bottles], Synthesizer [DX7], Percussion – FF*
4 After Dinner
Piano, Voice, Written-By – Haco
1:47
5 Houston St.
Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax] – JZ*Guitar – FF*Written-By – Frith*, Zorn*
2:54
6 Drum Factory
Guitar, Percussion – FF*Performer [Factory] – Daihachi Oguchi
2:01
7 Regardless Of Rain
Cello – TC*Performer [Home-mades] – FF*Written-By – Frith*, Cora*
3:05
8 Candy Machine
Guitar, Keyboards, Bass – FF*
2:59
9 Romanisches Cafe
Guitar – FF*
6:19
10 The Border
Cello, Drum, Voice – TC*Engineer – Tim HodgkinsonGuitar, Drum, Voice – FF*Keyboards, Drum, Voice – ZP*Written-By – Hemenway*, Frith*
3:31
11 Nirvana Again
Alto Saxophone – JD*Bass – RL*Drums – KN*Guitar – FF*Sampler [Samples] – BO*
1:53
12 Scottish Roppongi
Guitar, Keyboards – FF*
1:46
13 Norrgården Nyvla
Drums – HB*Guitar – EH*Guitar, Keyboards, Bass – FF*Keyboards – LH*
2:58
14 Birds
Bass Clarinet – TH*Violin – FF*Written-By – Frith*, Hodgkinson*
2:18
15 The As Usual Dance Toward The Other Flight To What Is Not Part 3
Engineer – Rainer CarbenGuitar – FF*
1:47
16 Williamsburg Bridge
Guitar – FF*
1:53
17a Same Old Me
Bass – BL*Drums – FM*Keyboards [Casio], Voice – FF*
4:10
17b Williamsburg Bridge Reprise
Guitar – FF*
18 The As Usual Dance...etc. Part 5
Engineer – Rainer CarbenGuitar – FF*
2:24
19 Lost And Found
Engineer – Rudolf OleschkoGuitar, Bass, Violin, Percussion – FF*Percussion [Beercans] – PF*Violin, Vocals – IB*
3:21
20 Nine By Nine
Drums – EH*Guitar, Bass, Performer [Home-mades] – FF*Written-By – Hayashi*, Frith*
5:52
21 Evolution
Drums – HB*Guitar, Bass, Voice – FF*
3:20
22 Union Square
Guitar, Violin – FF*
1:41
23 Morning Song
Guitar, Voice – PF*Violin, Voice – IB*Written-By – Bittova*, Pitinsky*, Fajt*
2:00
24 Voice Of America Part 4
Guitar, Percussion – FF*Synthesizer, Tape [Tapes] – BO*Written-By – Ostertag*, Frith*
2:02
25 Too Much Too Little
Bass – Tina C*Guitar, Voice – FF*Written-By – Frith*, Curran*
2:08
26 Too Late
Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Performer ["Trumpet"] – FF*
2:23

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Music for the film by Nicolas Humbert and Werner Penzel.

This music is dedicated to the memory of Mary W. Frith (1921 - 1989)

Recorded in studios, street, concerts, rehearsals, fields, hotel rooms and sundry other locations between 1979 and 1989.
Compiled with additions and alterations at Sound Fabrik, Munich in Dec. 89.

Manufactured in Austria

Track 1 and 10 recorded at Sunrise, Kirchberg in December 1985
Track 2a and 24 recorded live at PASS, New York in January 1981
Track 2a, 22 and 24 recorded live in Munich in December 1989
Track 2b recorded at OAO Studio, New York in June 1981
Track 3a and 4 recorded at MUE Studio, Osaka in February 1988
Track 3b, 6, 8, 12, 16 and 17b recorded in Munich in December 1989
Track 5 and 7 recorded live at the Kitchen, New York City in February 1989
Track 9 and 12 recorded live at the Romanisches Cafe, Tokyo in February 1988
Track 11 recorded live at Roulette, New York City in February 1988
Track 13 recorded in Uppsala and at Sunrise Studios, Kirchberg in 1979
Track 14, 20 and 22 recorded live at ROX, Tokyo in February 1988
Track 14 recorded in Yorkshire & Brixton in December 1988
Track 15, 18 and 26 recorded at Bavaria TV Studios in December 1989
Track 17a, 21 and 25 recorded in New York City in August 1983
Track 19 recorded Paosostr., Munich in July 1989, & Provence July 1989
Track 23 recorded in hotel room, Bern in March 1989

Track 1 "Sparrow Song" was originally released as Skeleton Crew (2)'s contribution to the 'Island of Sanity'compilation (NML 8707d)
Track 2b "Legs" is from the Massacre (2) LP 'Killing Time' (to be reissued)
Track 10 "The Border" is from Skeleton Crew (2)'s 'The Country Of Blinds' (RecRec 12)
Track 13 "Norrgården Nyvla" is part of the LP 'Gravity' (ReCDec 901)
Tracks 17, 21, 25 "Evolution, "Same Old Me" & "Too Much Too Little" are from the LP 'Cheap At Half The Price' (ReCDec 902) [sic]

Standard jewel case with 16-page booklet

℗ + © RecRec Music 1990 (SUISA)
except
1. © Edition No Man's Land (GEMA)
19. © Arcades Music (PRS-UK)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: none
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): RECDEC-30 11 A3 MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA
  • Rights Society (All tracks except 1 & 19): SUISA
  • Rights Society (track 1): GEMA
  • Rights Society (track 19): PRS-UK
  • Label Code: LC 7981
  • Distribution Code: EFA CD 14554-26
  • SPARS Code: AAD

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RecRec 30 Fred Frith Step Across The Border(2xLP, Album) RecRec Music RecRec 30 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
ESD 80462 Fred Frith Step Across The Border(CD, Album) East Side Digital ESD 80462 US 1990 Sell This Version
ReCDec 30 Fred Frith Step Across The Border(Cass, Album) RecRec Music ReCDec 30 Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
8-785 Fred Frith / John Zorn Step Across The Border(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ArsNova 8-785 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
ReR/FRO 03 Fred Frith Step Across The Border(CD, Album, RE, Dig) ReR Megacorp, Fred Records ReR/FRO 03 UK 2002 Sell This Version

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