Henry Cow ‎– In Praise Of Learning

ReR Megacorp ‎– RER VHC3
Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered, Reissue, Limited Edition

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A1 War
Piano – Anthony MooreSoprano Saxophone – Geoff LeighTrumpet – Mongezi FezaVoice, Clarinet – Peter BlegvadWritten-By – Moore*, Blegvad*
A2 Living In The Heart Of The Beast
Guitar – Peter BlegvadPiano – Anthony Moore, Tim HodgkinsonWritten-By – Hodgkinson*
B1 Beginning: The Long March
Guitar – Peter BlegvadWritten-By – H.Cow*, S.Happy*
B2 Beautiful As The Moon, Terrible As An Army With Banners
Piano – Fred FrithSounds [Oscillator] – Phil BecqueWritten-By – Chris Cutler, Fred Frith
B3 Morning Star
Written-By – H.Cow*, S.Happy*

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"Third in the definitive "Virgin" series.
A Classic Work in the history of European Experimental Rock."

Limited Audiophile Edition of 1000 Copies on 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl.

Recorded at the Manor, February - March 1975
(A1 was originally engineered Nov. 74.)

Remastered at SAE, Phoenix Arizona.
Manufactured and distributed by Goodfellas

© Virgin Publishing 1975
℗ ReR Megacorp 2011

Track B1 is titled "Beginning: The Long March" on the back sleeve, and "The Long March" on the label side.
Track B2 is titled "Beautiful As The Mooon, Terrible As An Army With Banners" on the back sleeve, and "Beautiful As The Moon, Terrible As An Army With Banners" on the label side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8033706214060
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1): 95575E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2): 95575E2/A
  • Label Code: LC 02677

Other Versions (5 of 26) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2027 Henry Cow, Slapp Happy Henry Cow, Slapp Happy - In Praise Of Learning(LP, Album) Virgin V 2027 UK 1975 Sell This Version
BELLE 152408 Henry Cow In Praise Of Learning(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 152408 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
VIL 12027 Henry Cow In Praise Of Learning(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VIL 12027 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
L-35608, V 2027, V-2027 Henry Cow In Praise Of Learning(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin L-35608, V 2027, V-2027 Australia 1975 Sell This Version
RED 003 Henry Cow In Praise Of Learning(LP, Album, RE) Red Records (2) RED 003 US 1979 Sell This Version


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July 13, 2015
Sound amazing, even better than cd reissue. Original mix as band intended. Album itself is colossal, one of the all time rock masterpieces. Mandatory listening.


October 4, 2014

This reissue sounds truly epic, I don't know what they've done with this particular release but it sounds huge.

Incredible album, highly highly recommended.