The Necessaries* ‎– Event Horizon

Be With Records ‎– BEWITH021LP
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, 180g

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A1 Rage
A2 More Real
A3 Like No Other
A4 Driving And Talking At The Same Time
A5 Aeiou
A6 Sahara
Trombone – Peter Zummo
B1 Europe
B2 State-Of-The Art
B3 The Finish Line
B4 Detroit Tonight
B5 On The Run
B6 Paceways

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Featuring double-sided in-depth liner notes with contributions from the surviving members.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5050580669956
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): BEWITH 021 LP.A1 1 103088-A-1 1 F.T.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): BEWITH 021 LP.B1 1 103088-B-1 1

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SRK 3574 The Necessaries* Event Horizon(LP, Album) Sire SRK 3574 UK 1982 Sell This Version
S 90.635 The Necessaries* Event Horizon(LP, Album) Sire S 90.635 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
BEWITH021PROMO The Necessaries* Event Horizon(CD, Album, Ltd, Promo) Be With Records BEWITH021PROMO UK 2018 Sell This Version


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December 10, 2017
I have been a fan of both Arthur Russell and this particular reissue label for some time but The Necessaries were unknown to me. This is the best thing that Be With have put out yet. For me, the Tomney compositions are more vital than the Russell tracks, making this an incredible early 80s post-punk record, surely to be adored by newcomers as much as the Arthur Russell completists who will no doubt have been after this for quite some time.


October 30, 2017
Have gotten two copies of this record and both have a terribly off-center Side B. Warbly pitch renders it unlistenable to these ears. Anyone get a copy without this issue? My understanding is that when there's an off-center pressing the issue is usually present in every copy in the batch. I'd been waiting for this album to be reissued for over a decade!