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Psychic TVDreams Less Sweet

Label:Some Bizzare – CBS 25737, Some Bizzare – 25737
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Folk Rock, Industrial, Experimental

Tracklist

A1Hymn 23
Arranged ByPsychic TV
Sampler [Emulator]Andrew Poppy
Written-By [Traditional]T. Tallis*
A2The Orchids
A3Botanica
A4Iron Glove
Voice, Lyrics ByMonte Cazazza
A5Always Is Always
Countertenor VocalsMark Harris (3)
Written-ByC. Manson*
A6White Nights
Harmony VocalsMicky*
Organ [Hammond]Steve*
A7Finale
A8Eleusis
A9Medmenham
Bones [Tibetan Thigh Bone], Temple Bells [Tibetan Singing Bell], Singing Bowls [Tibetan]David Tibet 93*
A10Ancient Lights
Backing Vocals [Background]Bob Breen
A11Proof On Survival
B1Eden 1
VoiceMr. Sebastian
B2Eden 2
B3Eden 3
VoiceDennis Guiver
B4Clouds Without Water
B5Black Moon
B6Silver And Gold
Bones [Tibetan Thigh Bone], Temple Bells [Tibetan Singing Bell], Singing Bowls [Tibetan]David Tibet 93*
B7In The Nursery
B8Circle
RecorderMark Harris (3)
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℗ 1983 Dualdale Ltd.

Original sound recording made by Dualdale Ltd.
CBS Records are the exclusive licencees for the UK.

© 1983 CBS Records

Shorepak by Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd, England.
Made in England

Recorded during February and March 1983 at various indoor and outdoor locations, using "The Zuccarelli Holophonic" TM Recording device, nicknamed "Ringo". No microphones at all were used in the recording of this LP. (according to the sleeve notes).
Vocals on "Iron Glove" performed in San Francisco, via telephone.

Initial copies included a limited edition 12" with 3 bonus tracks. These tracks were also included on the Psychic TV - Dreams Less Sweet 1983 cassette release, and were later released as bonus tracks on a Psychic TV - Force The Hand Of Chance CD reissue (with "The Mad Organist" and "Catalan" as one track).

Comes with a printed inner sleeve.

Pre-release promotional copies with Gold ink print on upper left corner of back sleeve: PROPERTY OF CBS DEMONSTRATION ONLY Not For Sale

'ZOS KIA CULTUS' etched on the b-side runout makes reference to the magical school developed by the occultist Austin Osman Spare.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 0149
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): PSYCHIC TV LP A1 CBS 25737 A1 TA 1 PE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): PSYCHIC TV LP B1 CBS 25737 B1 TA 1 PE ZOS KIA CULTUS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): PSYCHIC TV LP A1 CBS 25737 A1 TA 1 PE 2 7 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): PSYCHIC TV LP B1 CBS 25737 B1 TA 1 PE ZOS KIA CULTUS 2 C
  • Price Code: CB 271
  • Price Code (Circled): 57

Other Versions (5 of 17)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Dreams Less Sweet (Cassette, Album, Dolby System, B NR)CBS, Some BizzareCBS 40-25737, 40-25737UK1983
Dreams Less Sweet (LP, Album, 12", 45 RPM, EP, Limited Edition)Some Bizzare, Some Bizzare, Some BizzareCBS 25737, 25737, XPR 1251UK1983
Dreams Less Sweet (LP, Album)Epic25・3P-489Japan1983
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Dreams Less Sweet (LP, Album, Promo)Epic25・3P-489Japan1983
Dreams Less Sweet (CD, Album, Reissue)Some BizzareSBZ CD 011UK1992

Reviews

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MatthewGB
The eagle eyed would spot Ken Thomas credited for engineering band production, who also produced Hunky Dory. Yep same guy.
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kyeo
I got a red version that was sealed but didn't come with the cd or any of the bonus stuff. What gives?
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AWW
No microphones used during recording - recorded using Zuccarelli Holophonics - http://www.sound-ideas.com/what-is-holophonic-sound.html
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BennyHiFi
I got a slightly warped vinyl of this a few weeks ago at a market for 2euro. What an incredible album. Strange and beautiful. Track it down, you won't be disappointed with the class.