VariousMiniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher)

Label:Pipe – PIPE 2
Vinyl, LP, Album, Red label
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Non-Music, Pop, Classical
Style:Abstract, Poetry, Experimental, Comedy, Minimal, Parody


A1Ollie Halsall & John HalseyBum Love
Guitar, Composed ByOllie Halsall
Vocals, Composed ByJohn Halsey
A2The ResidentsWe're A Happy Family / Bali Ha'i
Composed ByRamones, Rogers/Hammerstein*
A3Roger McGoughThe Wreck Of The Hesperus
Composed ByLongfellow*
Effects [Pipe Sounds Effects], Arranged ByMcGough*
A4Morgan-Fisher*Green And Pleasant
Composed BySir Hubert Parry*, Blake*
Tape [Collage From Existing Sounds On Tape], Arranged ByMorgan Fisher
A5John OtwayMine Tonight
Performer, Composed ByAdam Francis, John Otway
A6Pete Challis & Phil DiplockMy Way
GuitarPhil Diplock
PerformerPete Challis
Written-ByFrancois*, Revaux*, Anka*
A7Robert WyattRangers In The Nightst
Recorded By, Electronics [Insect-Like Electronic Sound]Morgan Fisher
VoiceRobert Wyatt
Written-ByKaempfert*, Singleton*, Snyder*
A8Stinky WinklesOpus 5
BassDan Brown*
DrumsCliff Venner
GuitarGary Peters
PianoVeryan Weston
SaxophoneSimon Picard
Written-ByAnton Webern
A9Mary LongfordBody Language
SoundsMorgan Fisher
Voice, Bass Guitar, Composed ByMary Longford
A10Andy NewmanAndy The Dentist
Written ByThomson
A11David BedfordWagner's Ring In One Minute
Arranged ByBedford*
Composed ByWagner*
A12Fred FrithThe Entire Works Of Henry Cow
A13Maggie NicolsLook Beneath The Surface
Recorded ByMorgan Fisher
Voice, Composed ByMaggie Nicols
A14Joseph RacailleWeek-End
Composed ByRacaille*
A15The WorkWith Wings Pressed Back
Bass, GuitarMick Hobbs
Drums, VoiceRick Wilson
Guitar, Euphonium, Alto Saxophone, VoiceBill Gilonis
Mixed By [Mixing]Maggie Thomas
Organ, Saxophone, Guitar [Hawaiian], VoiceTim Hodgkinson
Written-ByThe Work
A16Neil Innes & Son*Cum On Feel The Noize
Composed ByLea*, Holder*
Drums, VocalsMiles Innes
GuitarNeil Innes
A17Herbert DistelToscany In Blue (Last Minute)
Composed ByDistel*
A18Lol CoxhillAn End To The Matter
Composed By, Performer, Edited ByLol Coxhill
Recorded ByJean-Marc Foussat
A19Ken EllisOne Minute In The Life Of Ivan Denisovich
Composed ByEllis*
A20Steve Miller (3)Alice
Piano, Composed By [Improvised], Recorded BySteve Miller (3)
A21Norman LovettJohn Peel Sings The Blues Badly
Composed ByLovett*
A22Patrick PortellaSerrons Nous Les Coudes
Clarinet, Composed ByPatrick Portella
A23George MellySounds That Saved My Life (Homage To K.S.)
Text By [Poem]Kurt Schwitters
VoiceGeorge Melly
A24Robert FrippMiniature
Synthesizer, Composed ByRobert Fripp
A25Andy PartridgeThe History Of Rock 'N' Roll
Composed ByPartridge*
A26Phantom CaptainBreather
Effects, Performer [Cameo Role]Morgan Fisher
Performer, Composed ByJoel Cutrara, Neil Hornick
B1Ron GeesinEnterbrain Exit
Composed ByGeesin*
B2Alejandro ViñaoAn Imaginary Orchestrina
Composed ByViñao*
B3Quentin CrispStop The Music For A Minute
Composed ByCrisp*
B4Simon DesorgherTetrad
Flute, Composed ByDesorgher*
B5Ralph SteadmanSweetest Love (Lament After A Broken Sashcord On A Theme Of John Donne)
HarmoniumMorgan Fisher
Text By [Poem]John Donne
Vocals, Composed ByRalph Steadman
B6R.D. Laing & Son*Tipperary
Composed ByWilliams*, Judge*
Percussion, VocalsAdam Laing
PianoR.D. Laing
B7Trevor WishartBeach Double
B8John WhiteScene De Ballet
Composed ByWhite*
B9Ivor CutlerBrooch Boat
Harmonium, Vocals, Composed ByIvor Cutler
B10Hector ZazouDo Tell Us
Performer, Composed ByHector Zazou
VocalsJoseph Racaille
B11Michael Bass & Ellen TenenbaumA Miniaturisation Of Bartok's Sonata For 2 Pianos & Percussion (3rd Movement)
Composed ByBartok*
MarimbaMichael Bass
Mezzo-soprano VocalsEllen Tenenbaum
B12Martin ChambersA Swift One
Percussion, Voice, Composed ByMartin Chambers
B13Bob Cobbing & Henri ChopinRefreshment Break
Composed ByCobbing*
B14Dave VanianNight Touch
Harmonium, Instruments [Other Diabolical Instruments], Vocals, Composed ByDave Vanian
B15MetabolistRacing Poodles
DrumsMark Rowlatt
GuitarMalcolm Lane
SynthAnton Loach
B16Gavin BryarsAfter Mendelssohn (137 Years)
Composed ByMendelssohn*, Bryars*
B171/2 JapanesePaint It Black
Composed ByJagger/Richard*
Guitar, VocalsDavid Fair
SaxophoneJohn Dreyfuss
B18Simon JeffesArthur's Treat
Composed ByJeffes*
B19Mark PerryTalking World War III Blues
Composed ByBob Dylan
Flute [Chinese]Dennis Burns
Performer [Mr America]Grant Showbiz
Voice, Guitar, TrumpetMark Perry
B20Michael Nyman89-90-91-92
Composed ByMichael Nyman
B21David CunninghamIndex Of Ends
Instruments [Everything], Composed ByDavid Cunningham
B22Kevin CoyneJames, Mark & Me (In The Manner Of Tom Waits)
Piano, Vocals, Composed ByKevin Coyne
B23Etron Fou LeloublanHep!
Bass, VocalsFerdinand Richard
SaxophoneBernard Mathieu
Written-ByEtron Fou*
B24Neil Oram & Ken Campbell (5) & Science Fiction Theatre Of Liverpool*The Minute Warp
Composed ByOram*
B25Pete SeegerChorale From Beethoven's 9th Symphony
Composed ByBeethoven*, Seeger*

Companies, etc.



This version has red labels (there is another one with black labels).

Issued with a 22" x 22" poster (folded twice, horizontally and vertically), that includes artwork, "An Incomplete Discography," etc.

From the sleeve notes:
In 1979: Morgan-Fisher heard "The Goofing Off Suite", and got an idea...
In 1980: Invitations were sent out to a highly personal selection of creative artists, asking them to contribute pieces of not more than one minute's duration, to what has turned out to be this extraordinarily eclectic album...
Many of the Miniatures artistes also contributed visual items for the enclosed poster.

Side A: total duration 24' 37"
Side B: total duration 24' 10"

(P)(C) Pipe Records 1980

Made in France

Come with a company inner
Runouts are hand-etched

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): MPO PIPE 2A Ʊ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): MPO PIPE 2B Ʊ

Other Versions (5 of 14)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher) (LP, Album, Black label)PipePIPE 2UK1980
New Submission
Miniatures (A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces Edited By Morgan-Fisher) (Microcassette, Single Sided, Album, Limited Edition, Promo, Special Edition, All Media, , Contains paraphernalia)PipePIPE MMC1UK1980
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Miniatures: A Sequence Of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces (LP, Album)Edigsa15L0119Spain1981
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Miniatures (LP, Album)Japan RecordJAL-2502Japan1982
New Submission
Miniatures (LP, Album, Promo)Japan RecordJAL-2502Japan1982



  • recrecshop's avatar
    ...perhaps the most original & important compilation ever, collected 1980 by
    hybrid kids-mastermind & ex-mott the hoople-keyboarder morgan fisher. each
    group or musician had only 60 seconds for their statement: from protest
    folk singer pete seeger, painter ralph steadman, psychiatrist r.d.laing over
    punk-hereos like the damned, xtc, alternative tv, pretenders or half
    japanese to creative leaders like fred frith, simon jeffes, gavin bryars,
    robert wyatt, residents, zazou & racaille, michael nyman, neil innes, kevin
    coyne, robert fripp and lol coxhill. the musical pendant to the world famous
    "schubladenmuseum" by swiss herbert distel, who certainly also had his
    minute here. post punk-dada at it's best...
    • obsessionrecs's avatar
      sampled by J Dilla & Kid Cudi A16, some obscure crate diggin!


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