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Lol Creme And Kevin Godley*L

Label:Mercury – 9109 611
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Pop
Style:Art Rock, Soul, Avant-garde Jazz

Tracklist

A1This Sporting Life
Drums, Vocals, Xylophone, Rototoms, PercussionK.G.*
Piano, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Guitar, Bass [Kramer], Other [Gizmo], Vocals, Organ [Farfisa]L.C.*
Voice [Bad Samaritan]Paul Gambaccini
7:25
A2Sandwiches Of You
Drums, Vocals, Percussion, XylophoneK.G.*
Guitar, Bass [Kramer], VocalsL.C.*
3:17
A3Art School Canteen
Congas, VocalsK.G.*
Twelve-String Guitar [Guild Acoustic], Acoustic Bass [Guild], Vocals, Piano, Other [Gizmo]L.C.*
3:00
A4Group Life
Alto Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneJonathan Handelsman
Clavinet, Electric Piano [Rhodes], Piano, Guitar, VocalsL.C.*
Drums, Bass, Vocals, TriangleK.G.*
4:11
B1Punchbag
Drums, Vocals, ClavinetK.G.*
Guitar, Bass [Kramer], Piano, Vocals, Other [Gizmo]L.C.*
4:44
B2Foreign Accents
Guitar, Bass [Kramer], Clavinet, PianoL.C.*
Hihat, Percussion [Tonal], Xylophone, SnareK.G.*
Tenor Saxophone, Alto SaxophoneAndy Mackay
4:37
B3Hit Factory / Business Is Business
Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Alto Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneAndy Mackay
Other [Gizmo], Percussion, Drums, Guitar, Bass [Kramer], Vocals, PianoL.C.*
Vocals, Percussion, BongosK.G.*
7:08
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Labels: Lol Creme And Kevin Godley
Spine: Godley • Creme

Comes with lyrics insert
Recorded between March and June 1978

℗ 1978 Phonogram Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, both sides, etched): STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, Variant 1): 9109611 1Y//2 STR 11 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, Variant 1): 9109611 2Y//1 STR 11 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, Variant 2): 9109611 1Y//2 STR 11 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, Variant 2): 9109611 2Y//1 STR 12 3

Other Versions (5 of 25)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
L (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor, Man Ken RecordsPD-1-6177US1978
L (LP, Album, Stereo)Mercury6310 032Germany1978
New Submission
L (LP, Album, Stereo)MercurySRM-1-3752Canada1978
New Submission
L (LP, Album)Mercury6310 032New Zealand1978
New Submission
L (LP, Album)Mercury6310 032Spain1978

Reviews

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Eirikstim
Sonically outstanding. This is surely one of the most underrated albums of the seventies.
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amoebasinger
Edited one year ago
Although minor, there is a peculiar misprint on US vinyl editions and also the Scandinavia edition (visible in pictures) -- perhaps some others to be determined.
On the back cover, bottom row, third panel from the right, the black film for the photo is flopped, juxtaposing of course the black ink of the image atop the rest of the printed colors. How this could have happened is hard to imagine. (Edit: I have changed my theory about how this happened) I think the four-color separations were sent around the world, from printing plant to printing plant, and each country's art department changed the actual separations to suit their country's release. It is standard practice to work with the original art. At some point in its travels, the four-color films fell apart on that one section, and somebody retaped the black layer flopped. It remained flopped, undetected, or neglected, through at least the US and Scandinavia, maybe others to be determined.
I always assumed all copies were like this until I found a Canada copy (which doesn't have that panel), and subsequently reviewed pictures of other issues.
Note that many countries made their own alterations to this back cover. It probably should have been industry standard practice to work from the original artwork, but if this was unavailable, or impractical, each country's art departments could have been cutting and taping the same 4-color films to suit their individual needs, and each time, the films were shipped from one country to the next.
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Bill_Paige
This album sounds fresh in 2016 -- echoing Zappa and presaging groups like Of Montreal, Bjork, and so many others. I had the pleasure of sitting with Lol Creme and his Gizmo one afternoon. Quite the thing.