Joe Meek & The Blue Men ‎– I Hear A New World

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I Hear A New World
Orbit Around The Moon
Entry Of The Globbots
The Bublight
March Of The Dribcots
Love Dance Of The Saroos
Glob Waterfall
Magnetic Field
Valley Of The Saroos
Dribcots Space Boat
Disc Dance Of The Globbots
Valley Of No Return

Versionen (11)

Kat.-Nr. Künstler Titel (Format) Label Kat.-Nr. Land Jahr
RPM 103 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(CD, Album) RPM Records (2) RPM 103 UK 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
OLCD9.51161 X Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(CD, Album) Line Records OLCD9.51161 X Germany 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
RPM103LP Joe Meek And The Blue Men Joe Meek And The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(LP, Album) RPM Vinyl RPM103LP Italy 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
ISBN 1-931140-08-1 The Blue Men With Rod Freeman The Blue Men With Rod Freeman - I Hear A New World(CD, Album) MixBooks ISBN 1-931140-08-1 UK 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
RPM 502 Joe Meek I Hear A New World(CD, Album, Enh, RE, Spe) RPM Records (2) RPM 502 UK 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
EM1014LP Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(LP, RE) EM Records EM1014LP Japan 2001 Diese Version verkaufen
HYCA-3041 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(CD, Album, RM, SHM) Hayabusa Landings HYCA-3041 Japan 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
POPPYLP019 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Poppydisc POPPYLP019 UK 2013 Diese Version verkaufen
POPPYLP019 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(LP, Album, Ltd, Mag) Poppydisc POPPYLP019 UK 2015 Diese Version verkaufen
POPPYLP019 Joe Meek & The Blue Men Joe Meek & The Blue Men - I Hear A New World(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi) Poppydisc POPPYLP019 UK 2017 Diese Version verkaufen
ACME349BOX Joe Meek I Hear A New World. An Outerspace Music Fantasy By Joe Meek (The Pioneers Of Electronic Music)(CD, Album, RE, RM + 2xCD, Comp + Box, Comp) Él ACME349BOX UK 2019 Diese Version verkaufen

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toshberman

toshberman

29. Juli 2018
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, RPM103LP

"I Hear A New World" is a masterpiece. When I first heard the album, around 1989, I was living in Japan, which at the time, was indeed living in a world that seemed so familiar to me through films and books, yet a new world. Not saying that Japan is another version of outer space, but to my sensibility and aesthetic, it indeed was an out-of-space and mental landscape. Joe Meek's half-exotica (or the space-age) and Musique Concrete, with a touch of pop melodies, is a strange hybrid of science and the imagination.

Meek made this album after his odd career as an engineer for a large recording company, which mentally and aesthetically he didn't fit in. He wrote and recorded "I Hear A New World" in a London apartment (Flat) in 1960. Mostly made of tape reels and experimentation with speed, both slowing and speeding up the tape, as well as recording odd effects such as the toilet being flushed and so forth. The Blue Men were a Rhythm and Blues outfit that had strange instrumentation when they added a Hawaiian steel guitar to their mix. A weird mixture of Western and R n B and Meek had the genius even to advance that sound to another galaxy. The leader of the band, Rod Freeman, helped Meek with his compositions by transforming it into 'songs.' The Meek method was him humming the melody either in person or on a tape. The fact that Meek was tone-deaf added more work for Freeman as the music arranger. After that, it's Joe Meek 100%.

When I first heard these recordings in 1989, I thought it was music made by a madman. Re-listening to the album very recently, I conclude that it's a remarkable piece of work. Composition wise as well as how he brilliantly uses sound and shapes the aural like a magnificent sculpture in front of clay or steel. The thing with Meek, since he did work independently by choice, away from the mainstream recording industry, he truly wanted to have hits and be commercial. He succeeds it at times, but he lived the life of an outside artist, due to his homosexuality (illegal in the UK during his lifetime) and temperament, which was on the violent side. He eventually had no separation of home life and studio work, since he lived and worked in the same space. The Meek world is one of a small apartment in Northern London. The compressed sound he makes is not really of a world that is open, but in actuality very closed and almost locked up in a mixture of security concerns and paranoia. "I Hear A New World" is although about outer-space, it is more in tune with Meek's life in London at the time. Closed off from the mainstream culture, he invented a workspace where he can fully expose his demons, dreams, and sensuality.

"I Hear A New Year" if you were not aware that Meek did it, one would easily think it was a Pierre Henry piece of music in parts. Total "Musique Concrete" that is both experimental and expressing a mood of otherness. It is only when the melodies kick in that you realize it's a work by Meek, but still, the album is more avant-garde than a pop release. Especially for the year of its partly release in 1960. Meek only released vol 1 on a 7" 45 rpm disc during his lifetime.

The one album that comes to mind while listening to this Meek album is Brian Eno's "Another Green World." Both artists use the studio as a recording instrument, and both, I think could visualize another world through their sounds. Eno's album was made in 1975, and although he never credits Joe Meek, I find it difficult to believe that he wasn't aware of "I Hear A New World." Listening to both albums - side-by-side, "Another Green World" is the brother or sister (nephew or Niece) to "I Hear A New World." Eno's world is more inner, and Meek's sounds are approaching the sky above and beyond, but still, both are a very contained and cut-off world of sorts. "Another Green World," I think is Eno's best album of 'pop' songs, and Meek's album is another masterpiece of its time and place. For me, "I Hear A New World" due to the optimism of the space age, it's a painful work to look back on, considering Meek's suicide and murdering (or shooting accident) his landlady in his studio/living space.
WholeCloves

WholeCloves

26. Mai 2017
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, RPM103LP
I have a feeling this was pressed much later than 1991-- bought mine new in the early 2000s; does say 1991 on label.
astrangershand

astrangershand

5. Mai 2017
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Whi, POPPYLP019
I have a purple transparent 2017 version. Is that a version of this one?
pmglass75

pmglass75

18. November 2016
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, Ltd, Mag, POPPYLP019
This version lists the track "I Hear A New World" as track 6 on side one by mistake, it is track 1.
MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

MISTER_DIA-TRIBE_73

17. November 2016
geändert over 2 years ago
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, RPM103LP
I wish he had recorded and released the version he is talking about! ..."At first I was going to make a record with music that was completely out of this world, but realised that it would have very little entertainment value, so I kept the construction of the music down to earth and wrote tunes that I hope you will grow to like".
--Joe Meek
auto-electric

auto-electric

10. März 2014
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, POPPYLP019
i am a Confused..
The tracklist is all a MESS...

first track is: - A1 -Orbit Around The Moon 2:50
but the track really is: A6 - I Hear A New World 2:44
which A6 - I Hear A New World 2:44
is definitely: A5 - Love Dance Of The Saroos 2:34

any other noticed? or i am the only one with a Misprint here?
tyousma

tyousma

2. April 2012
geändert over 7 years ago
bezogen auf I Hear A New World, LP, Album, RPM103LP

This is a masterpiece, far ahead of its time, one of the first movement of this new kind.