Seventh Séance ‎– The (703) Basement Tapes

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Icon Music ‎– none
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14 × File, Compilation, Reissue, Remastered, 320 kbps
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1 December Dew 5:08
2 Black Box 3:32
3 Cold Blue Fire 6:52
4 Writing On The Wall 6:03
5 Frances (In The Gallery Of Stars) 6:00
6 All In Your Mind 4:29
7 Circles 3:25
8 Devil And The Deep Blue Sea 4:07
9 Counting The Hours 4:33
10 In At The Deep End 3:40
11 Nadsat Boys 6:12
12 Crashing In Time To The Automat 5:27
13 Kissing The Skylight 4:13
14 Feel It (In Your Heart)
Guitar [Additional] – Paul Ryan (4)
4:13

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Originally released as:
1-5 Cold Blue Fire ICT 003 (1986 icon music)
6-9 All In Your Mind ICT 004 (1986 icon music)
11-12 Wake Up! Time To Die ICT 005 (1987 icon music)

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An archive release from 1987. Previously only available as limited edition tape releases, ‘the (703) basement tapes’ were recorded at 703 Commercial Rd. Limehouse, London, before the corporate money machine of Thatcher’s Britain, The London Docklands Development Corporation, in partnership with various other private consortiums, seized all the best waterfront real estate, evicted the squats and the council tenants and built the trendy offices and apartments for the wealthy, that dominate the area today.

703 was a grand old 4 storey, victorian era terrace and the basement was ‘Seventh Seance’s’ rehearsal and recording space. After securing the loan of a Tascam Porta one from ‘Some stumpy goats’ which they had successfully employed to create their ‘Long playing tapeworm’ release, 7S set about capturing the songs that had been the cornerstones of their live set for the previous year, as well as some new compositions at the time.

As such, this collection represents an archive of a band that was to self destruct, shortly after recording the unreleased ‘Kissing the Skylight’ single at a pucker 24 track recording studio (Tin Pan Alley, Denmark St. London). After gathering dust on our shelves for 20 years, the original 4 track recordings have been digitally re-mastered and are now ready for release.

A big thanks to all those who contributed to making the live shows the buzz that they were and all those who gave time, enthusiasm and cash to make it happen.

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