Gravenhurst ‎– The Prize

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Warp Records ‎– 10WAP334
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Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition, Silver and White Marbled
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A The Prize
Arranged By, Conductor – Paul JebanasamDrums, Cymbal – Dave CollingwoodEngineer – Ali ChantStrings – The Algernon Blackwood Memorial EnsembleWritten-By – Nick Talbot
6:38
B Song To The Siren
Written-By – Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
4:07

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A Record Store Day 2012 release, limited to 400 copies for the USA and 200 copies for UK/Eire. Additional copies of unknown quantities were made available in continental Europe.

Performed, produced and engineered by Nick Talbot at Silent Age Studios, Bristol
Drums and Cymbals on "The Prize" performed and engineered at Toybox Studios, Bristol
Strings on "The Prize" performed, arranged, and conducted at Multiverse

"The Prize" published by Warp Music
"Song to the Siren" published by Third Story Music Inc

℗2012 Warp Records Limited
©2012 Warp Records Limited
Made in EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0801061933418
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Stamped): 92260 1A WAP 334
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, Etched): NS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, Stamped): 92260 1B WAP 334

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WAP334CDRP Gravenhurst The Prize(CD, Single, Promo) Warp Records WAP334CDRP UK, Europe & US 2012 Sell This Version

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steady-j

steady-j

June 15, 2013
edited over 5 years ago

I'm a massive WARP fan and collector since the very beginning, but my musical roots are in house and techno, and hence I generally have not collected much of their more "indie-rock" output such as Maximo Park and Grizzly Bear, Gravenhurst and others.
Nevertheless this RSD 2012 release piqued my interest, and although it did not turn up on the day I bought it from Bleep.com later.

First of all there is the artwork, which is reminiscent of the Peter Saville Associates work for Factory Records / New Order, and Ultravox back in the 80s. Then you have lush white/grey marbled vinyl which unlike some coloured pressings (Trans Canada Highway for instance) is clean and noise-free.

The A-side is a lovely sombre song which builds to an epic sweeping instrumental climax; the overall structure of the song is actually remarkably similar to "Dayvan Cowboy" on the above mentioned Boards Of Canada release.

The B-side is the real treat for me however; a cover of Jeff Buckley's "Song To The Siren". I first knew this in the version by This Mortal Coil, and although the vocals here cannot match Liz Fraser's for emotional power, the composition and production here are superb, with a light, fuzzy, haunting atmosphere that I associate with the likes of Broadcast and BoC.

So a very welcome addition to my collection.