Land Observations ‎– The Grand Tour

Mute ‎– STUMM369
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent
A2 Flatlands And The Flemish Roads
A3 From The Heights Of The Simplon Pass
A4 Nice To Turin
B1 Ode To Viennese Streets
B2 The Brenner Pass
B3 Walking The Warm Colonnades
B4 Return To Ravenna

Companies, etc.



Release includes a 12" booklet of postcard drawings and a Field recording
and a code to obtain a digital copy of the album via download.

Instrumental electric guitar compositions that respond to the history and geography of early tourism.
This series of guitar recordings create an imaginary travelogue through western, central and southern
Europe with reference to the historic Grand Tour. This sonic journal takes in particular routes and cities,
in an attempt to explore the beginnings of cultural travel and tourism.

Booklet: James Brooks, Geometry of Travel I - VIII, 2014, Pencil drawings on archival postcards, 10 x 14.8 cm
Booklet (Centre Spread): James Brooks, Field Recording, 24:36, Pencil drawing on prepared canvas, 60 x 90 cm
Front Cover: James Brooks, Field Recording, 24:36 (detail), Pencil drawing on prepared canvas, 60 x 90 cm

Printed in the EU

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, etched): Stumm 369 A JAN/CALYX MPO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, etched): Stumm 369 B JAN/CALYX MPO
  • Barcode: 5051083081245
  • Label Code: LC27959
  • Rights Society: MCPS

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ISTUMM369 Land Observations The Grand Tour(8xFile, Album, MP3, 320) Mute ISTUMM369 UK 2014
none Land Observations The Grand Tour(CDr, Album, Promo) Mute none UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version
9600-2, 724596960028 Land Observations The Grand Tour(CD, Album) Mute, Mute 9600-2, 724596960028 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version
CDSTUMM369 Land Observations The Grand Tour(CD, Album) Mute CDSTUMM369 UK & Europe 2014 Sell This Version