Peter Hammill ‎– Skeletons Of Songs

Not On Label ‎– none
2 × Vinyl, LP, Numbered, Unofficial Release

Companies, etc.


  • Artwork By [Original Ink And Pen Drawings] – Lorrie Bennett
  • Photography [Church] – Paul Mc Carty
  • Photography [Kansas] – Bruce Mc Gregor
  • Written-By, Composed By, Guitar, Piano, VocalsPeter Hammill


Released 1978 as a limited edition of 100 2LP box-sets by Static Music Ltd.

Recorded at All Souls Unitarian Church, Kansas City, Missouri, on February 16, 1978.

Black box with removable lid includes cover photo (a skeleton hand playing a piano) pasted on front lid, solarized brick wall photo of the church pasted on to inside of front lid and a loose photo numbered on the back out of 123 (not 100 like the box set). There is a track-listing sheet with information about the release and indicating it was a limited edition of 100 copies, followed by a handwritten copy number. At least one copy has a type-written label stuck on it that says " NB: Apologies for surface noise & clicking esp. on side C. This is due to pressing faults." (see images). While all known copies have defects, they are not confined to Side C.
There is a large foldout posters with 3 drawings of a hand strumming a guitar. In order, they show the hand as a skeleton, a series of muscles and a flesh-covered hand.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
LLRCD 164/65 Peter Hammill Skeletons Of Songs(2xCD, Unofficial) Living Legend Records LLRCD 164/65 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
AGM-1002 Peter Hammill Skeletons Of Songs(2xCD, Ltd, Unofficial) AGM Ltd. AGM-1002 Unknown Sell This Version