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Fred FrithSpeechless

Label:East Side Digital – ESD 80542
Format:
CD, Album, Reissue
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Experimental, Avantgarde, Free Improvisation

Tracklist

1Fred Frith And Etron Fou LeloublanKick The Can (Part 1)
BassFred Frith
Bass, VoiceFerdinand Richard
Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneMargot Mathieu
2:19
2Fred Frith And Etron Fou LeloublanCarnival On Wall Street
Bass, VoiceFerdinand Richard
Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneMargot Mathieu
2:51
3Fred Frith And Etron Fou LeloublanAhead In The Sand
Bass, VoiceFerdinand Richard
Drums, Tenor SaxophoneGuigou Chenevier
Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, VoiceMargot Mathieu
3:16
4Fred Frith And Etron Fou LeloublanLaughing Matter / Esperanza
Bass, VoiceFerdinand Richard
Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneMargot Mathieu
7:47
5Fred Frith And Etron Fou LeloublanWomen Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women
Bass, VoiceFerdinand Richard
Composed By [Co-composed By]Tina Curran
Organ, HarmoniumJo Thirion
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor SaxophoneMargot Mathieu
5:39
6Fred Frith And Massacre (2)A Spit In The Ocean
Alto SaxophoneGeorge Cartwright
Baritone SaxophoneMars Williams
BassBill Laswell
DrumsFred Maher
2:17
7Fred Frith And Massacre (2)Navajo
Alto SaxophoneGeorge Cartwright
Baritone SaxophoneMars Williams
DrumsFred Maher
Saxophone [Snake]Steve Buchanan
Tape, BassTina Curran
3:05
8Fred FrithBalance
Bass, DrumsFred Frith
5:04
9Fred Frith And Massacre (2)Saving Grace
Alto SaxophoneGeorge Cartwright
Baritone SaxophoneMars Williams
BassBill Laswell
DrumsFred Maher
1:57
10Fred FrithSpeechless
BassFred Frith
3:05
11Fred Frith And Massacre (2)Conversations With White Arc
Bass, Composed ByBill Laswell
DrumsFred Maher
1:14
12Fred FrithDomaine De Planousset
Tape, BassTina Curran
2:59
13Fred FrithKick The Can (Part 2)
BassFred Frith
2:14
14Fred FrithThe Entire Works Of Henry Cow1:00
15Massacre (2)So Schnell Ich
BassBill Laswell
DrumsFred Maher
EngineerJean-Marc Foussat
Guitar, KeyboardsFred Frith
3:25
16Fred FrithI'm Still Here And I Know What Time It Is
Noises [Drill], DrumsFred Frith
VoiceTina Curran
1:06
17Fred FrithNo More War
Bass, Keyboards, Composed BySteve Gore
DrumsSteve Kretzmer
Voice, TapeFred Frith
4:46
18Fred FrithTypical American Family
Voice, Performer [Homemade Instruments]Fred Frith
1:01
19Fake (4)Dig
Alto SaxophoneMasami Shinoda
DrumsMiyamoto
EffectsFred Frith
KokyuChie Mukai
Koto [Taisho Koto]Kenichi Takeda
VoiceKeiji Haino, Tenko
3:07
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Tracks 1 to 5: recorded at Studio Freeson, Pujaut, France and Studio Sunrise, Kirchberg, Switzerland, July & August 1980,
Tracks 6, 7 & 9: are partly based on a live concert recorded at CBGB in New York, April 1980, subsequently altered and added to in Switzerland,
Track 11: is from the same concert and is an improvised piece heard as played,
Tracks 8, 10, 12 & 13: recorded at Studio Sunrise, July & August 1980,
Track 14: released as part of Various - Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher) compilation, contains a portion of every track recorded by Henry Cow assembled according to a strict mathematical system and lasting exactly one minute, collated at Pass, NYC and KUNM, Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1980,
Track 15: recorded live at Rue Dunois, Paris in 1981 and at home in NYC,
Track 16: is from Elliott Sharp's Various - State Of The Union compilation, recorded at home in NYC, 1982,
Track 17: is from a record-by-mail project with Steve Gore for the LP Rascal Reporters - Ridin' On A Bummer, recorded at home, 1983,
Track 18: is from the Japanese compilation Various - 音の宇宙模型 -Sound Cosmodel-, recorded at home, 1982,
Track 19: is from the Japanese compilation Various - Welcome To Dreamland (Another Japan), a collage contructed out from the other songs on that record, mixed at Studio Dig, Tokyo, February 1985.

Speechless was first released by Ralph Records in 1981 (tracks 1 to 13 only).

1991 Rec Rec Genossenschaft, Zurich, Switzerland
Licensed for North America by ESD

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 21561-8054-2 2
  • Barcode (Scanned): 021561805422
  • Matrix / Runout: DADR 0JXX1<1012>ESD80542

Other Versions (5 of 12)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Speechless (LP, Album)Ralph RecordsFF 8106US1981
Recently Edited
Speechless (LP, Album, Repress)Ralph RecordsFF 8106US1985
New Submission
Speechless (LP, Album, Reissue)T.E.C. TonesFF-8106US1990
Recently Edited
Speechless (CD, Album, Reissue)RecRec MusicReCDec 902Switzerland1991
Speechless (Cassette, Album, Reissue)RecRec MusicRecRec 902Switzerland1991

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