No-Man ‎– Speak

Headphone Dust ‎– hdnmcd11
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Speak 1:24
2 Pink Moon
Written-By – Nick Drake
3 Iris Murdoch Cut Me Down 4:33
4 Curtain Dream 3:01
5 Heaven's Break
Harmonica – Richard Felix
6 French Tree Terror Suspect
Cello – Richard Felix
7 River Song
Written-By – Donovan Leitch*
8 Riverrun 4:44
9 Ballet Beast
Cello – Richard Felix
10 Night Sky Sweet Earth 6:37
11 Life With Picasso
Guitar – Tim Bowness
12 Death And Dodgson's Dreamchild 2:19
13 The Hidden Art Of Man Ray
Guitar – Stuart Blagden

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These tracks were written and recorded on an analogue 8 track reel to reel machine during 1988-89. For release on CD these tapes were cleaned up, remixed, and new vocal takes recorded. The exceptions are Curtain Dream and Night Sky Sweet Earth which are newer versions recorded in 1999.

The first CD Edition of Speak was issued by Italian label Materiali Sonori in 1999, and comprised the first 12 tracks on this disc. The Hidden Art of Man Ray is from the same era, but was not included on the Materiali Sonori edition since the original master tapes no longer exist and it was therefore not possible to remix and denoise as with the other pieces. A lengthy ambient piece was also difficult to sequence amongst the predominantly short vocal pieces. However, since then the track was cleaned up as best as possible and was briefly available on a now deleted compilation CD. It is now included here as an appendix to the original running order.

Produced at No Man's Land 1988-89.
New vocal takes and remix 1999.
Remastered 2004.

Published by Copyright Control
2 published by Ryko Music Ltd.
5 published by Hit and Run Music (Publishing) Ltd.
7 published by Donovan Music Ltd.

The copyright in this sound recording is owned by No-Man.
℗2004 Headphone Dust ©2004 Headphone Dust
Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 636551289023
  • Matrix / Runout: BP-19154 HDNMCD11 || 4090727 |
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L055
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi RP101

Other Versions (5 of 11) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none No-Man Speak: 1988-89(Cass) Hidden Art Creations none UK 1993 Sell This Version
none No-Man Speak(13xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, RM) Burning Shed none UK 2009
TF 24 No-Man ((Speak))(LP, Album, RE, RM) Tonefloat TF 24 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
KSCOPE129M No-Man Speak(CD, Album, RE, RM) Kscope KSCOPE129M UK Unknown Sell This Version
MASO CD 90111 No-Man ((Speak))(CD, Album) Materiali Sonori MASO CD 90111 Italy 1999 Sell This Version