Various ‎– The Fire This Time

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Narrated By Grant Wakefield 77:37
Part One // Plans
1-01 Michael Stearns From The Cradle...
Recorded By [Ambient] – Grant Wakefield, Michael Stearns, Peter Michael SullivanWritten-By, Performer, Producer – Michael Stearns
1-02 Ashra The Playground
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Ashra, Ulbrich*, Gottsching*
1-03 The Higher Intelligence Agency Lines In The Sand
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Bird*, Higher Intelligence Agency*
1-04 Soma Get Thee Behind Me
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Thrussell*, Bourke*, Soma
1-05 Orbital Counting On New Friends
Producer [Additional] – BNG Productions*Remix [The Box Re-Mixed] – Bump 'n' Grind*Written-By [The Box (Equilibrium Found Mix)], Producer [The Box (Equilibrium Found Mix)] – P. & P. Hartnoll*
Part Two // The Fire Comes
1-06 Pan Sonic The Whore Of Babylon
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Vainsanen*, Vainio*, Pan Sonic
1-07 Barbed We're Doing Well Now
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Burrow*, McKechnie*, Barbed
1-08 Speedy J And Kait Gray Nails In The Wall
Effects [Vocal Effects] – Kait GrayEngineer [Processed], Mixed By – Grant WakefieldRecorded By, Producer – Roger Bolton (5)Written-By, Performer, Producer – Paap*, Speedy J
1-09 Aphex Twin Say Hello To Allah
Edited By [Re-Edit], Mixed By [Additional] – Grant WakefieldRemix, Producer [Additional] – Black Lung, David Thrussell, Francois Tetaz*Written-By [Come To Daddy], Producer [Come To Daddy] – Richard D. James
Part Three // One Nation Under A Siege
1-10 Speedy J, Bass Communion, HIA* Church Bells
Featuring [Speaker] – Ramsey ClarkMixed By – Grant WakefieldRecorded By [Oil Fire] – Alton WalpoleWritten-By, Performer, Producer – Bass Communion, Bird*, Wilson*, Higher Intelligence Agency*
1-11 Naseer Shamma And Bass Communion No News Is Good News
Oud [Improvisations] – Naseer ShammaRecorded By, Engineer [Processed], Mixed By, Producer, Music By [Additional] – Bass Communion, Wilson*
1-12 Bola Dog In America
Written-By, Performer, Producer – Bola, Fitton*
1-13 AMBA …To The Grave
Edited By [Re-Edit] – Grant WakefieldWritten-By, Performer, Producer – Amba, Middleton*
Instrumentals 77:12
2-01 Michael Stearns From The Cradle… 3:47
2-02 The Higher Intelligence Agency Lines In The Sand 5:40
2-03 Soma Get Thee Behind Me 5:22
2-04 Orbital The Box (Equilibrium Found Mix)
Remix – Bump 'n' Grind*
2-05 Naseer Shamma Oud Improvisation 7:11
2-06 Barbed We're Doing Well Now 6:51
2-07 Kait Gray Nails In The Wall (Vocal Track) 2:28
2-08 Aphex Twin Come To Daddy (Re-mixed By Black Lung)
Remix – Black Lung
2-09 Unknown Artist Call To Prayer
Recorded By, Producer [Processed] – Grant Wakefield
2-10 Higher Intelligence Agency* Conoid Tones (Excerpt) 6:54
2-11 Naseer Shamma And Bass Communion No News Is Good News 8:22
2-12 Bola Dog In America 10:16
2-13 AMBA Black Mountains 3:46

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Universal M & L UK pressing.

"The Fire This Time" is an audiodocumentary about the 1990-91 Gulf War on Iraq.

In April 1999 Grant Wakefield and Miriam Ryle travelled to Iraq intending to update Ryle's 1994 documentary "Voices From Iraq." They shot footage of the life in and around Baghdad, and filmed several interviews (including one with the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Hans Von Sponeck). On their return they offered the unedited footage to BBC and Channel 4. It was refused. Upon this, Grant Wakefield searched for another way to share the collected material with the public and decided to make an audio CD. The documentary tells the story of Iraq, and its appointed role in the geopolitics of the West, from the colonial times at the beginning of the 20th century, till the period of the embargo at the end of the nineties.

The audio project consists of two CDs. The first CD is the actual audiodocumentary. The story is narrated by Grant Wakefield, and complimented by a collage of samples from the collected footage, interviews, newsbroadcasts, and official (government and military) statements. The music was provided by various electronical artists, and Grant Wakefield mixed his narrative over it. The second CD is the instrumental version of the songs used for the first disc. Almost all songs are previously unreleased (the exeptions are listed below).

1-01/2-01: Originally released on Michael Stearns - The Storm
1-02: Originally appeared as "Six Voices" on "Walkin the Desert" (1989)
1-03: Recorded at Earthling Studios and Elder Manor
1-05: "The Box (Equilibrium Found Mix)". Original version of "The Box" appeared on the album "In Sides" (2001, Sony).
1-06: Originally appeared as "Uranokemia" on "Osasto e.p." (1996, Blast First)
1-08: Original version of "Terre Zippy" appeared on the album "A Shocking Hobby" (2000, Novamute). Recorded and produced at Bespoke-Audio Studios
1-09: Original version of "Come To Daddy" appeared on the "Come To Daddy" e.p. (1997, Warp)
1-10: Samples and loops from "Conoid Tones" by The Higher Intelligence Agency. Samples and loops from "Sickness" by Bass Communion. Samples and loops from "Manhasset" by Speedy J from "A Shocking Hobby" (2000, Novamute).
1-13: Original version 'Black Mountains'. Recorded in Zero Gravity
2-09: Recorded in Baghdad.

Mixed (Final mix) at The Strongroom.
Mastered at Serendipity.

℗ 2002 GPO. © 2002 Adasam Ltd. Made in England

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  • Barcode: 5023693901121
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): HI-ART11/1 01 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1 & CD2, Moulded Inner ring. ): MADE IN THE UK BY UNIVERSAL M & L
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 1): IFPI 04F5
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 2): IFPI 04F6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): HI-ART11/2 01 6
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L136
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 1): IFPI 04F4
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 2): IFPI 04F5
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
hi-art 11 Various The Fire This Time(2xCD, Album, Comp, P/Mixed) Hidden Art hi-art 11 UK 2002 Sell This Version
hi-art 11 Various The Fire This Time(26xFile, AAC, Album, Comp, P/Mixed, 256) Hidden Art hi-art 11 UK 2002