Harold Budd ‎– The White Arcades

Opal Records ‎– 925 766-1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 The White Arcades
A2 Balthus Bemused By Color
A3 The Child With A Lion
A4 The Real Dream Of Sails
B1 Algebra Of Darkness
B2 Totems Of The Red-Sleeved Warrior
Co-producer – Brian Eno
B3 The Room
B4 Coyote
B5 The Kiss

Other Versions (5 of 15) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HNCD 1491 Harold Budd The White Arcades(CD, Album) Hannibal Records HNCD 1491 US 2005 Sell This Version
9 25766-1 Harold Budd The White Arcades(LP, Album) Opal Records 9 25766-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 25766-2, WPCP-3433 Harold Budd The White Arcades(CD, Album) Opal Records, Warner-Pioneer Corporation 9 25766-2, WPCP-3433 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
ASC03 Harold Budd The White Arcades(Cass) All Saints ASC03 UK 1992 Sell This Version
ARSN 228008, AN-2014 Harold Budd The White Arcades(CD, Album, Unofficial, Ltd) ArsNova, ArsNova ARSN 228008, AN-2014 Russia Unknown Sell This Version



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November 6, 2017
The cover art gives you a good idea of the sound of this album, made while Budd was living in the UK in the mid-eighties, friendly with Cocteau Twins, sharing their otherness. This record is one of the heavy hitters in Budd's catalogue, along with Plateaux Of Mirror, Perhaps, Nighthawks, and of course Mysterious Skin. The White Arcades stands alone, wintry and haunted. Possibly goth. If somehow it were a rock album (it isn't), with singing and drums, it would be as celebrated as Disintegration or Medusa. It's just Harold at the keys, though, with cool effects and layers. Harold Budd's music, whatever it's called, is not what people say it is. That's what he says anyway. And this album is a cave of ice, a garden of ice, glowing in the dark.