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Sun's SignatureSun's Signature

Label:Partisan Records – PTKF3015-1
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Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Record Store Day, Limited Edition, Stereo
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Genre:Electronic
Style:Downtempo, Folk

Tracklist

A1Underwater6:43
A2Golden Air5:38
B1Bluedusk4:57
B2Apples7:24
B3Make Lovely The Day2:26
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Limited to 8000 copies worldwide.

Inner Sleeve Front: For Ken & Silver Nanny
Inner Sleeve Back:

SUN'S SIGNATURE
Elizabeth Fraser & Damon Reece

Produced by Elizabeth Fraser & Damon Reece
Engineered by Damon Recce
Mixed by Thighpaulsandra, Bob Locke, assisted by Matt Smith
Recorded at Sibyl's Bower. Rockfield, Sophie and Rena's Cottage, Christchurch, Aeriel Studios
Mastered by Shawn Joseph at Optimum Mastering
Original sleeve image by Rob Del Naja / Mario Klingemann
Image chiaroscuro by Ben Part
Cover artwork by Fraser Muggeridge studio
Published by Left Music

MUSICIANS
Elizabeth Fraser: Vocals, Mellotron, Moog
Damon Reece: Drums, Percussion, Bass Pedals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Programming, Cimbalom, Vibes, Optigan
Thighpaulsandra: RMI, CS8o, Mellotron, Solina
Sean Cook: Bass Guitar
Martin Shellard: Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar
Alex Lee: 6 & 12 String Guitars, Acoustic Guitar
Steve Hackett: Foundry Guitars, Electric Guitars, Effects, Optigan, Nylon Guitar, Lead Guitar

"Underwater" embodies excerpts from "The Pleiadian Agenda" written by Barbara Hand Clow.
By kind permission of Inner Traditions International and Bear & Company.
(C) 1995 All rights reserved.

"Underwater" embodies excerpts from "Dialogues With A Modern Mystic" written by Andrew Harvey & Mark Matousek.
By kind permission of Quest Books, imprint of The Theosophical Publishing House.
All rights reserved.

"Underwater" (C) 2000 Warner Music UK.
Licensed with permission for the World excluding the United States.

"Golden Air" embodies excerpts from "Gravitation" written by Jules Superveille (translated by J.A. Underwood).
By kind permission of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
All rights reserved.

"Bluedusk" embodies "Daughter" Anohni's feeling-message.

"Apples" embodies excerpts from "World of Silence" written by Max Picard.
By kind permission of Eighth Day Press.
All rights reserved.

"Apples" and "Golden Air" embodies excerpts from "The Right to Dream" written by Gaston Bachelard
(translated by J.A. Underwood).
By kind permission of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture.
All rights reserved.

"Make Lovely The Day" embodies excerpts From "Hailing Forces In The Word And Its Rhythms" written by Heinz Muller.
By kind permission of Floris Books.
All rights reserved.

Thank you Thighpaulsandra for your endless patience, and for being such an important part
of the history of these recordings.

Also thank you to Fiona Glyn-Jones, Derek Jones, Gavin Maude, Colin Wallace, Geoff Travis, James Wyllie,
Lincoln Fong, Ian Brown, Norm Leete, The Bailey Brothers, Mat Sampson, Steve Cole, Alex Lee, Sean Cook,
Steve Hackett, Martin Shellard, Andy Jenks, Ian Humphreys, Janice Wilson, Sally Mundy, 3D, Euan Dickinson,
Dave NG Lawrence, Icarus Wilson-Wright, Rob Allan, Neil Davidge, Lee Shephard, Matt Smith, Alex Swift,
Peter Gruenewald, Paul Boschi, Alison Hook.

PTKF3015-1

Front Cover Sticker: Sun's Signature
Back Cover Sticker: Limited Edition Vinyl. PTKF3015-1. Made in Germany. Barcode 7 20841 30151 6
(P) & (C) 2022 Partisan Records LLC / Knitting Factory Records Inc. / Sun's Signature
All rights reserved PartisanRecords.com PTKF3015-1

Durations are approximate and not listed on release.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 20841 30151 6
  • Barcode: 720841301516
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched except ‘-59067-’ stamped): PTKF3015-1 A -59067-Ⅰ Rc
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched except ‘-59067-’ stamped): PTKF3015-1 B -59067-Ⅰ Rc

Other Versions (5)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Sun's Signature (5×File, FLAC, EP)Partisan RecordsnoneUK & US2022
New Submission
Sun's Signature (5×File, MP3, EP)Partisan Recordsnone2022
New Submission
Sun's Signature (Extended) (2×CD, EP, Stereo)Partisan RecordsPTKF3015-2UK2023
New Submission
Sun's Signature (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Stereo, Marbled Yellow)Partisan RecordsPTKF3015-12023
New Submission
Sun's Signature (Extended) (11×File, WAV, EP, Stereo, 24 Bit 44 Khz)Partisan RecordsPTKF3015-2UK2023

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  • wos1956's avatar
    wos1956
    I bought 2 copies. One 6 months ago, another month ago. Both sealed. Quality, TRAGEDY. Especially 1 and 3 tracks. Noises and crackles. And it's such a delicate music!!!
    • DavidBCLE's avatar
      DavidBCLE
      Beautiful record! Please do more Elizabeth, we've missed your presence badly. My pressing sounds great, nice and quiet - dynamic too. Fab!
      • Puxxle's avatar
        Puxxle
        Beautiful music ruined by very noisy vinyl. Pops galore and distortion in the vocals. Sadly, this wasn't even released on CD, so I had to buy FLAC files and burn a CD to listen on my living room stereo. Sounds 1000% better than the vinyl.
        • richgers's avatar
          richgers
          Edited one year ago
          My copy has what sounds like non fill when Underwater transitions at the start and subtly throughout the B side. I gave it a clean and repeated plays and it's not getting better. Looks like I got one of the bad ones. Curious if anyone is having the problem specifically with Underwater. It repeats about two times and is hard to miss. This is one of those cases where it sounds beautiful and silent otherwise. When it's silent I want to keep it, when I hear the defects I want to return it. In the end I'm spending more time thinking about it vs. enjoying the music.

          Update: It's the day after I wrote the above. I gave it another play and it's actually slightly better. I think the release agents are really caked in on spots and the stylus is just slowly scraping it out. Hoping it continues to get better. It's like flossing plaque. I wish pressing plants included a cleaning phase before packing records.

          Update2: exchanged it for a new copy. 2nd is silent on both sides except for the transition at the start of Underwater mentioned above. Only two repeat scrape sounds this time.

          Update3: got another copy for daughter and it's the same as the 2nd copy.
          • recordhead59's avatar
            recordhead59
            Just received my RSD copy. Silent as glass and sounds lush and beautiful. Liz’ vocals are as angelic as ever and I love that she chose Steve Hackett to add his tasty, atmospheric guitars to these songs. Opinions being what they are, if you don’t like the presence of Steves playing, maybe drop a note to Liz and let her know that you don’t agree with her choice of players to accompany her on this first material from her in many moons. I read an article in Mojo with her and she said she hopes to have the opportunity to work with Steve again. Again, maybe write her and tell her that’s a bad idea and to find Robin Guthrie and record with him.
            • abraxasaxarba's avatar
              abraxasaxarba
              Purchased a new, sealed copy. After opening, I gave it a once-over with a discwasher. On my first listen: Little to no surface noise. 4-5 barely audible clicks of static here & there in the first half of A1. Midway through A2, there are two vocal tracks, and one is little distorted (levels too high maybe?). Still, totally listenable even with the volume turned up a bit. Side B: no issues. More importantly, Liz’s singing is as beautiful as ever. Anyone who has ever appreciated that voice would want a copy of this record, even if it has a momentary issue or two.
              • jpma's avatar
                jpma
                Stunning record but my copy is so poor (surface noise, clicks etc) that it ruins the experience,
                • quiggpau's avatar
                  quiggpau
                  No issues with my copy, no pops or clicks. Beautifully expansive audio on my system.
                  • -Tea-'s avatar
                    -Tea-
                    Beautiful music, blown away! As always by Liz. But as others have mentioned the pressing is super iffy. My first copy was awful, hiss, clicks, blown out sections. Managed to get a new copy and it's a lot better but still some clicks here and there. Mainly at the start of both sides. If you're buying all you can hope for is that you get one of the better copies!
                    • deadivo's avatar
                      deadivo
                      Production is really good, mastering too, but low quality pressing, surface noise on quiet parts and opening tracks. Same for another Partisan Records press the Just Mustard lp.
                      Beautiful music overall, minus some 70's guitar sounds (maybe that Genesis touch...).
                      Oniric vocals perfectly catched.

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