Psychic TVThemes

Label:Cold Spring – CSR123B
7 x CD, Album
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Abstract, Avantgarde, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial, Leftfield, Noise, Soundtrack


1-1Part I. Piano And Clarinet7:35
1-2Part II. 23 Tibetan Human Thigh Bones5:55
1-3Part III. Cowbell, Bicycle Wheels And Vibes12:15
1-4Part IV. New Guinea Headhunters Pipe, Large And Small Drum6:03
1-5Part V. Piano And String Machine7:24
1-6Part VI. Recording Made At Jonestown, Guyana At The Time Of The Suicides1:41
1-7Part VII. African Initiation Drum And Animal Tusk Horn7:17
1-8Part VIII. Various Temple Bells, Gongs, Cymbals And Vibes6:58
Themes 2
2-1Themes 2 Part One9:43
2-2Themes 2 Part Two10:59
2-3Themes 2 Part Three18:12
2-6Unclean Monks4:07
Themes 2: A Prayer For Derek Jarman
3-1The Loops Of Mystical Union17:55
3-2Elipse Of Flowers10:58
3-3Mylar Bees (Parts 1 And 2)7:50
3-4Mylar Bees (Part 3)11:56
3-5Prayer For Derek17:20
3-6Rites Of Reversal7:39
Themes 3
Themes 3
5-1A Previously Unheard Alternate Version Of The Set Of Themes 358:23
Themes 4: Lady Jaye
6-1I'm Making A Mirror4:53
6-2I Like My Holidays (A Children's Story)4:05
6-4Mother Jack (A Children's Story)4:21
6-5Candy Factory30:19
6-6I Love You, I Know2:11
6-7This Is The Final War3:28
Live In Basildon
7-1Thee Degenerate5:45
7-2She Touched Me4:01
7-4Riot In Thee Eye Ov Sky5:16
7-5Southern Comfort4:23
7-6Roman P.5:54
7-8Ov Power9:35



Comprises a six CD set of the Themes releases in gatefold slipcases with unseen photographs.
Each CD is housed in a black inner sleeve with a Psychic TV cross spot varnished on both sides.
Also included is a twenty four page booklet with archive photographs and liner notes.

This edition is available only directly from the label on pre-order and includes a bonus CD 'Live In Basildon' recorded in 1986.
The bonus CD is limited to 1,000 copies according to the label owner Justin Mitchell.


• CD1: Thanks are due to Rod at Fetish Records who made this recording at Jacobs Studios possible. 
Closing message a "Zuccarelli Holophonic" TM Recording with the assistance of Mike King.
• CD2: Recorded at The Building Site in 1984. Cut at Utopia. 
Remastered September 2010 @ Skye Mastering, UK .
Cover photo: the Spirit Dance of the Mescalero Apaches.
• CD3: Remastered at Jhopdi Studios, San Rafael, California in August 1993.
• CD4: Presented by Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth (UK & USA) Sunday 22 April 1984 & Monday 23 April 1984 Club 950, Chicago U.S.A. 
Sponsored By Antidote Radio & Frank Rothschild.
While there are actually only two tracks on the CD, the tracklisting is given as follows (track 1 includes 1 to 5, track 2 includes 6 to 11):
1. Culture
2. News
3. Drama
4. Nature
5. Science
6. Implant
7. Analgesia
8. Catalepsy
9. Reverie
10. Placebo
11. Induction
• CD5: Recorded 22nd April 1984 at 'Eventwoks', Boston Massachusetts College of Arts, Massachusetts, USA.
• CD6: Thanks to Todd Crawford for the photograph of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge taken for Swoon Magazine in 2007. Themes 4 is previously unreleased.
• CD7: recorded July 13 1986 - Basildon Peace Festival - Gloucester Park, Basildon UK.


Cold Spring thanks: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Ryan Martin, Steve Pittis, John Gosling, Joanne Maxwell, Abby Helasdottir, Matthew Best, Bryin Dall, Jeff Mortimer, Denis Blackham, Peter Ashworth, Sara Vannacci, Joe Stelpaert.

Manufacturing: [email protected]

This box set © Cold Spring 2011.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 23566 49872 8
  • Other (CD1): CSR123BA
  • Other (CD2): CSR123BB
  • Other (CD3): CSR123BC
  • Other (CD4): CSR123BD
  • Other (CD5): CSR123BE
  • Other (CD6): CSR123BF
  • Other (CD7): CSR123BG

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  • Simoom's avatar
    I have the files and on Themes 3 Unreleased I can hear the cuts between the tracks, which is quite annoying. Does anyone know if the official download (off the CSR Bandcamp page) can come as one single file (or several but) without cuts ? As per the CD itself, can anyone confirm no cuts can be heard between tracks ? thank you. Apart from this, this is a MUST HAVE compilation...
    • twiggsjameson's avatar
      Great to have all the Themes material in one box. The original Themes and Themes 2 are fantastic. But I guess die hard fans will have those already. To be honest, the additional material is pretty poor, especially Live in Basildon, which seems to of been recorded on a dictaphone, from a cubicle in the gents :( Oh dear.



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