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Bob CobbingThe Spoken Word: Early Recordings 1965-1973

Bob Cobbing - The Spoken Word: Early Recordings 1965-1973 album cover
Label:British Library – NSACD 42
Series:The Spoken Word (3)
Format:
CD, Compilation, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Non-Music
Style:Poetry

Tracklist

1Sound Poems22:18
2Are Your Children Safe In The Sea
Performer [Other]Annea Lockwood
0:52
3Worm1:18
4Soleil
Performer [Other]Annea Lockwood
7:05
5Variations On A Theme Of Tan5:57
6Slowly, Slowly The Tongue Unrolls
Performer [Other]François Dufrêne
5:32
7Computer Poem
Performer [Other]François Dufrêne
3:33
8Vive Rabelais
Performer [Other]Henri Chopin
3:57
9Whisper Piece No. 3: Voitex3:50
10Hymn To The Sacred Mushroom5:13
11e colony
ElectronicsJohn Whiting
VoiceBob Cobbing
Voice, Jew's Harp, ProducerPeter Finch (2)
6:20
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Notes

Track 1 recorded 1965; also known as "ABC in Sound"; previously issued as Side A of the first Writers Forum LP; this transfer taken from the original master tape.
Track 2 recorded 1966; from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.
Track 3 recorded 1966; from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive; this performance is different from the track titled "Worm" issued on the 1988 Birkyak LP "Aberration" (Klinker Zoundz KZ8801).
Track 4 recorded 1968; this 7.05 version is presumably an unedited version or an alternate treatment of the core material; from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.
Track 5 recorded 1968; previously released on the LP "Sound Texts. ? Concrete Poetry. Visual Texts" (Stedelijk Museum RSC 246, 1970: this transfer from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.
Track 6 recorded in Paris, 1968; previously released on cassette on the Balsam Flex label; this transfer taken from the original master tape.
Track 7 recorded in Paris, 1968; previously released on cassette on the Balsam Flex label; this transfer taken from the original master tape; this is a different work from 'Computer Poem 6" on the 1988 Birdyak EP "Green Computer" (Klinker Zoundz KZ8805).
Track 8 recorded 1968; from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.
Track 9 recorded 1969; from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.
Track 10 recorded 1971; previously issued on the LP "Experiments in Disintegrating Language / Konkrete Canticle" (Arts Council 33AC, 1971; this transfer from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive; this performance is different from the track titled "The Sacred Mushroom" as issued on the the 1988 Birkyak LP "Aberration" (Klinker Zoundz KZ8801).
Track 11 recorded 1973 at Cardiff University studio; issued on a yellow flexidisc as part of issue four of the American concrete poetry journal Typewriter, under the title "e colony - a version"; also issued on the cassette "The Italian Job" by Peter Finch and Bob Cobbing (Klinker Zoundz KZ8802C, 1988); this transfer from Bob Cobbing's personal tape archive.

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  • Other (ISBN 10): 0712305947
  • Other (ISBN 13): 9780712305945

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