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Steve ReichMusic For 18 Musicians

Label:ECM Records – ECM 1-1129
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Classical
Style:Post-Modern, Minimal, Contemporary

Tracklist

APulse - Sections I - IV26:55
BSections V - XI - Pulse32:00
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Notes

The World Premiere of "Music for 18 Musicians" was presented at Town Hall in New York in April 1976 and the European Premiere was presented at the Metamusik Festival in Berlin in October of the same year.
Runouts etched except for stamped Wakefield "tulip" logo
Cover Drawing: "Weaver's Notation", Beryl Korot (1976)

© ℗ 1978 ECM Records GmbH
Manufactured under license from Polydor International GmbH
© 1978 Steve Reich

Manufactured and distributed by Warner Bros. Records Inc. a Warner Communications Company
Printed in U.S.A

This is the green label stock copy. Promotional copies also exist of this issue that are identical but have a "Promotional Copy Not For Sale" reflective stamp on the top left of the front cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 1): ECM-1-1129A [tulip symbol] 33678 MO#6 #1 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 1): ECM-1-1129B MO#6 JB #1 [tulip symbol] 33678
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 2): ECM-1-1129A MO#5 [tulip symbol] 33678 #4 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 2): ECM-1-1129B #6 [tulip symbol] 33678 MO#4 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 3): ECM-1-1129 MO#5 [tulip symbol] 33678
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 3): ECM-1-1129B #5 [tulip symbol] MO#2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 4): ECM-1-1129A MO#5 [tulip symbol] 33678 #9 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 4): ECM-1-1129B MO#6 JB [tulip symbol]33678 #2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 5): JB ECM-1-1129A #5 [tulip symbol] 33678 mo #3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 5): ECM-1-1129B mo #3 JB [tulip symbol] 33678 mo #3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 6): JB ECM-1-1129A MO#5 #6 [tulip symbol] 33678
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 6): ECM-1-1129B JB #2 [tulip symbol] 33678 mo #5
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 7): ECM-1-1129A [tulip symbol] 33678 MO#6 #8 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 7): ECM-1-1129B MO#6 #8 JB [tulip symbol] 33678
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 8): ECM-1-1129A [tulip symbol] 33678 MO#7 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 8): [tulip symbol] 33678 ECM-1-1129B #4 MO#7 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout, Variant 9): ECM-1-1129A [tulip symbol] 33678 MO#7 #1 JB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout, Variant 9): ECM-1-1129B #4 MO#7 JB [tulip symbol] 33678
  • Rights Society: BMI/AMRA

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Music For 18 Musicians (LP, Album, Stereo)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1129, 2301 129Germany1978
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Music For 18 Musicians (Cassette, Album)ECM RecordsECM M5E 1129US1978
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Music For 18 Musicians (LP, Album, Stereo)ECM Records, Trio RecordsECM 1129, PAC-2055Japan1978
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Excerpts From Music For 18 Musicians (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Promo, Sampler)ECM RecordsPRO-A-791US1978
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Music For 18 Musicians (LP, Album, Promo)ECM Records, ECM RecordsECM 1129, 2301 129Germany1978

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  • skullhead72's avatar
    skullhead72
    This is my favourite work of music. Blissful. Thankyou Mr Reich.
    • PhilnotScratchy's avatar
      I bought this new when it came out, I was still at school. It changed my musical life. If you only get 1 minimalist record then get this one. It spawned so many movie and advert soundtracks yet its composer is though famous in his field not widely known outside it. Steve Reich is a great treasure and still composing.
      • Atmosphere_Records's avatar
        One night at a show in ‘96/97 some folks I know were nearby talking music were talking about Steve Reich. Had never heard of him. A couple of months later I found the desert music. It was cool but didn’t stick. Found a clean copy of this at an outdoor flea market in the early 00’s. Loved it from the first spin. Remains such an inspiring and moving piece of music.
        • ETSGroup's avatar
          ETSGroup
          This recording was recommended to be by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith at Ableton Loop 2018. I was part of a small group that has a private artist session with her about music listening. It was a fantastic experience.
          • 2johneaton3's avatar
            2johneaton3
            Hard to express the depth and transcendence of this recording. Beautiful mastering. The music surrounds you so thoroughly. If you have a clean copy it is hard to match.
            • granorob1's avatar
              granorob1
              If anything in the ECM catalogue deserves a vinyl reissue it's this. There hasn't been one since 1988! So much garbage out there and they can't repress a classic like this?
              • evertonis111's avatar
                evertonis111
                Don't shy away from this pressing. If you have a clean copy it's absolute bliss

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