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1Beatles
Composed By [Original]George Martin
0:59
2Dab
Recorded ByBruce Swedien
Sounds [Borrowed, Electronically Unaltered], Written-By, Vocals [Sung By]Michael Jackson
6:57
3Way
Composed By [Original]Harrison*, Lennon*
PerformerThe Beatles
3:41
4Replica
PercussionJohn (Drumbo) French*
Synthesizer [Synclavier]Tom Constanten
Vocals [A Capella]Don Van Vliet
2:37
5White
Performer [With]John Scott Trotter Orch.*
Vocals [Sung By]Bing Crosby, The Ken Darby Singers
Written-ByIrving Berlin
4:10
6Dont
Bass [Basses]Marvin Green
Guitar [Guitars]Bill Frisell
Percussion [Brushes]Greg Kozak
PianoBobby Wiseman*
Piano [Pianos]Michael Snow
Vocals [Sung By]Elvis Presley
2:57
7Pretender
Vocals [Sung By]Dolly Parton
Written-ByBuck Ram
2:46
8Black
Alto SaxophoneCharlie Parker
Composed By [Original]James Brown
2:06
9Brown
Alto SaxophoneCharlie Parker
Composed By [Original]Public Enemy
4:05
10Fabulous
Composed By [Original]Dick Hyman
PerformerAka Pygmies*
Performer [With]Dick Hyman At The Lowery Organ*
Written-By ["S'posin'"]A.Razaf*, P.Denniker*
2:21
11Untitled
Written-ByEarle Hagen
0:59
12Prelude
Composed By [Original]Franz Liszt
0:49
13Net
Performer [Played By]Metallica
Recorded ByFlemming Rasmussen
1:28
14Birth
Recorded ByThe Beatles
Written-ByPaul McCartney
5:21
15Pocket
Written-ByCount Basie
3:16
16Mirror
Double BassBarre Phillips
DrumsLarry Dubin
PerformerCecil Taylor
Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax]Steve Lacy
4:25
17Mist
Composed By [Original]Bix Beiderbecke
1:52
18Ten4 (Tenfour)
Written-ByAnton Webern
0:23
19Tune
Composed By [Original]Giuseppe Verdi, György Ligeti
Violin [Solo Violin]David Prentice (2)
1:30
20Spring
Composed By [Original]Igor Stravinsky
Performer [Played By]Lorin Maazel, The Cleveland Orchestra
3:37
217th (Seventh)
Composed By [Original]Ludwig van Beethoven
3:04
22Untitled
Written-ByB. Bacharach*, F.Lai*, M.Jarre*, P.Anka*
0:58
23Aria
Performer [Original]Glenn Gould
3:42
24Rainbow
Composed By [Original]101 String Orchestra*
Performer101 Strings Orchestra*
Written-ByHarold Arlen
4:37
25Untitled0:04
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Track 1 Source: The final chord from The Beatles "A day in the life" (Lennon McCartney) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Capitol 4XT 2653), plus an interpolation of the fanfare chord from "A hard day's night", by the same group. Track 1 segues into Track 2

Track 2 Source: All sounds are borrowed, electronically unaltered, from "Bad", produced by Quincy Jones. Index 1: revised. Index 2: improvised. Index 3: homogenized. Refer: "Gesang der jüngling" by K.Stockhausen.

Track 3 Sources: "Blue jay way" (George Harrison) and "Strawberry fields forever" (John Lennon), taken from the Magical Mystery Tour collection (EMI / Capitol / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab C-047). Index 1: Molly's budgies. Index 2: sfield. Refer: Faithful by Todd Rundgren.

Track 4 Sources: Index 1: "Well" (a cappella) from Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band (Reprise 1 2027-2 SRC=05 M1 S3). 'i froze in solid motion well well" etc. Index 2: Simultaneously "Bellerin' plain" bass; "Petrified forest" and "I wanna hold your big toe" guitar; "Flash Gordon's ape" and "Bellerin' plain" percussion; all of which, along wtih the title track vocal, are from the LP Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band (Straight/Reprise 6420). Refer: Mirror.

Track 5 Source: Index 1: Entirely "White Xmas" (Decca Album No.A-403 1065-A), since 1943 THE best selling single record. Refer: "I'm dreaming of a black Christmas", a series of paintings by Richard Hamilton. Segue to: Sources: Index 2: Aka Pygmies (Unesco Phillips 6586 016) and an unidentified tango record from Claude Vivier's collection. Refer: Fabulous.

Track 6 Source: "Don't" (RCA Victor 6382-2R). Added: guitars (x3); basses (x4); brushes (x3); pianos (÷3 : index1); piano (x1 : index2). Refer: Phil Spector.

Track 7 Source: Entirely "The Great Pretender" (RCA PB-13756-B). Refer: Ray Charles LP's played at 45rpm.

Tracks 8/9 Sources: Selections from the "James Brown Audio Utterance and Riff Archive" (distilled from two dozen LP's), Prince's "The Black Album", It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public 'yo can't copyright no beats man' Enemy (CBS/Def Jam BFCT-44303), "Beat dis" by Bomb The Bass (Island / 4th & B'way IS1192), "Pump up the volume" by M.A.R.R.S. (Vertigo / 4AD SOVX 2400), alto saxophone cadenza from "A night in Tunisia"(Dial?), street traffic, and Mystery Lab gunfire file. Refer: "I'm real" by James Brown and Full Force.

Track 10 Sources: Aka Pygmies and "S'posin'" from Fabulous (Sparton / Command RS862SD). Refer: White; Peter Gabriel.

Track 11 Source: "The Andy Griffith Theme" simulated by TeeVee Toons (A&M 91002).

Track 12 Source: The piano score for "Etudes d'exécution transcendante:1. Prélude". Refer: Spike Jones.

Track 13 Source: Several tracks from ...And Justice For All (Elektra CD 60812). Refer: Pocket.

Track 14 Source: "Birthday" from "White Album" (Parlophone CDP 7 46444 2 DIDX 1905 LC 0642 #108078). Index 1: Index 2: Index 3: Refer: Prelude.

Track 15 Source: "Corner Pocket" from "Crème De La Crème" (Nakamichi / Sheffield Lab RA-4000). Refer: "Porner cocket", a dance by Bill Coleman and his North American Experience.

Track 16 Sources: 4 soloists: solo soprano sax concert at Music Gallery (22March'76); (1977), from the Mystery Lab K7 "Drums"; solo double bass concert at the Music Gallery (25February'84); "Mirror and water gazing" in Berlin (9April'86) from For Olim (Soul Note SN 11150 CD). Refer: Replica, MIst, White, and Fabulous.

Track 17 Sources: 2 arrangements of "In a mist" (from Strange Interlude (Sparton/ Command RS 829 SD); and from Jazz (Warner Bros. CD 3197).

Track 18 Source: "Pieces for orchestra, opus 10: #4" for 9 instruments. Refer: Prelude.

Track 19 Sources: In order of overlapping appearance: sine tone at concert pitch; generic Symphony Orchestra tuning; samples from "Jaeger Master Violin Library"; introduction to "Atmosphères for large orchestra without percussion" (from Wergo 60162-50); "Prelude to act 1 of La Traviata" from "Anechoic Orchestral Music Recording" (Denon PG 6006); solo violin orchestra tuning (Mystery Lab). Refer: "Lontano" (far) by György Ligeti.

Track 20 Source: "Le sacre du printemps" (Telarc CD-80054 DIDZ-10019).

Track 21 Source: "Symphony #7, op.92, in A major, movement 4: allegro con brio" (Telarc CD-80163).

Track 22 Source: "Raindrops keep falling on my head"; "My way"; "Theme from love story"; and "Somewhere my love" scored on 4 music boxes. Refer: Charles Ives.

Track 23 Source: The aria from Glenn Gould's 2nd recording of the "Goldberg variations, BWV 988" (CBS MK 37779).

Track 24 Source: "Over the rainbow" from "Magnificent Digital Sound" (Alshire ALCD 28). Refer: "Music for mike, piano, tape recorder and whistling" by Michael Snow.

Track 25 is the sound of a vinyl runout groove.

Suggested track sequences:
7 / 6 / 3.2 / 5 / 17 / 22 = 12'
19 / 24 / 22 / 2.3 / 5 / 11 = 14'45
15 / 13 / 2.1 / 9 =13'15
21 / 13 / 4.2 / 14.3 / 2.2 / 8.2 / 20.1 / 10 = 17'55
6 / 16 / 9 / 10 / 23 = 15'40

Rerecorded at Mystery Lab, Toronto, except: Glenn Gould's pianos recorded at Government House and the National Archives, Ottawa, with the permission of the Glenn Gould estate. Michael Snow's tracks for Track 6 recorded at Music Gallery, Toronto. portions of Track 19 assembled in Henry Kaiser's garage, Oakland.

Bobby Wiseman appears courtesy of WEA / Risqué Disque.

Shareright Mystery Laboratory.

Distributed freely to radio stations, libraries, critics and musicians. ("No attempt is being made to derive revenue from this project. It's purely a gift to interested listeners." "This disc may be reproduced but neither it, nor any reproductions of it are to be bought or sold. Copies are available only to public access and broadcast organizations, including libraries, radio and periodicals; shipping charges applied to the receiver.") Canadian Recording Industry Association sued John Oswald and forced him to destroy all remaining copies, also prohibiting Oswald from distributing or reproducing the disc.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Plastic Hub): DISQUE AMERIC INC K
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirror Band): 42P/ADAAD made by/fabriqué par DISQUE AMERIC CANADA

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