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Virginia AstleyA Bao A Qu

Label:Why Fi – WHYD 8
Format:
Vinyl, 10", 45 RPM, EP, Single
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Synth-pop, Ethereal

Tracklist

A1We Will Meet Them Again
Piano, Flute, Synthesizer [Prophet]Virginia Astley
Vocals [Children Singing]Aminta Townshend, Emma Townshend
3:54
A2Arctic Death
GuitarJon Astley
HarmonicaPeter Hope-Evans*
Soprano SaxophoneJosephine Wells
Synthesizer [Prophet], Performer [Waop]Virginia Astley
2:06
B1Angels Crying
BassTony Butler
Drums [Snare Drum]Mark Brzezicki
Synthesizer [Prophet]Virginia Astley
4:04
B2Sanctus
Vocals [Singing]Jon Astley, Nicola Holland*, Virginia Astley
3:06
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Notes

Produced for "A Major Record Company"
M-Ocean Music Ltd./Warner Bros. Music Ltd.
℗ 1982 Why-Fi Records Ltd.

"We Will Meet Them Again" [words taken from an English translation of Mahler's Kindenotenlieder - Songs On The Death Of Children.]

Notes not on release:
The title A Bao A Qu is taken from The Book Of Imaginary Beings by Jorge Luis Borges and refers to a legendary animal taken from Indian folklore. The A Bao A Qu exists in the Tower Of Victory in the city of Chitor.

Pilgrims climbing the stairwell bring the A Bao A Qu to life and as they continue their ascent, the A Bao A Qu's shape approaches perfection and the blue colour it radiates becomes more intense. If the climber is a person who "has achieved Nirvana and whose acts cast no shadows" then the A Bao A Qu will achieve perfection. According to legend, the A Bao A Qu has only reached the tower's pinnacle once.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): WHYD+8+A ORLAKE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): WHYD+8+B ORLAKE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A matrix): WHYD 8 A §
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B matrix): WHYD 8 B §

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
A Bao A Qu (7", 45 RPM, EP, Single, Promo)Why FiWHY 8DJUK1982
New Submission
A Bao A Qu (10", 45 RPM, EP, Single)Why Fi, RCAWHYD 8, TEP-0374Australia1982
New Submission
A Bao A Qu (12", 45 RPM, EP, Single)RCATEP-0374Australia1982

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  • Collector_Cave_Guy's avatar
    Never heard of this lady prior to stumbling across this EP. I have to say I was really taken by her wonderful haunting vocal style. I loved the track Arctic Death in particular which has a very moody and hypnotic synth style, well ahead of its time. A wonderful EP of stunning dreamy and etheric music. Top notch

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