Richard YoungsNo Fans Compendium

Label:VHF Records – vhf#137
CD, Reissue
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Box Set, Compilation, Deluxe Edition, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Rock, Folk, World, & Country
Style:Avantgarde, Acoustic, Minimal, Free Improvisation, Abstract, Drone


20th Century Jams
1-1Nineteen Used Postage Stamps13:46
1-2Inner Sky Part II16:56
1-3May Verses20:14
1-4Live In My Head19:04
21st Century Jams
2-1Live In Glasgow 200012:50
2-2Easter 200118:19
2-3This Life Gives Force8:28
2-4Sun Lay Lay22:34
Multi-Tracked Shakuhachi / Live In Salford
Multi-Tracked Shakuhachi
3-1Multi-tracked Shakuhachi I14:12
3-2Multi-tracked Shakuhachi II13:20
3-3Multi-tracked Shakuhachi III6:39
Live In Salford
3-4Live In Salford27:54
Somerled / No Home Like Place
4-1Glasgow Device8:14
4-2Mixolydian Sea Tone18:49
4-3Revolution, Again10:28
No Home Like Place
4-4Alarms I9:52
4-5Alarms II9:48
4-6No Home Like Place12:41
Three Handed Star / Garden Of Stones
Three Handed Star
5-1Three Handed Star32:19
Garden Of Stones
5-2Garden Of Stones 17:35
5-3Garden Of Stones 29:08
5-4Garden Of Stones 36:30
5-5Garden Of Stones 42:17
5-6Garden Of Stones 58:51
6-1Green Ink15:03
6-2To The Hill22:37
6-3The Dead Fly16:19
6-4Setting For Voices13:34
Thought Plane
7-1Thought Plane1:02:19

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From the VHF web site:
"No Fans Compendium" is a deluxe limited edition 7 CD set of Richard Youngs’ recordings for his long-running private No Fans label. 5 CDs are Richard’s personal selection from his No Fans releases, all of which were issued in tiny editions (20 – 50) and only available for sale at Richard’s rare shows or at Glasgow’s now defunct Volcanic Tongue shop. In addition, Richard has included two full discs of material previously unavailable in any form. Each disc is housed in an individual card folio with artwork re-purposed from the original releases.

Disc 1 – 20th Century Jams (2007)
Originally released as '20th Century Jams' CD-R on No Fans Records NFR12. 'Nineteen Used Postage Stamps' recorded 1987 live at the Beehive pub, St. Albans. 'Inner Sky Part II' recorded live to DAT around 1995 at the Practice Pad, Glasgow. 'May Verses' multi-tracked late 1990s at Core Studios, Glasgow. 'Live In My Head' recorded to 4-track late 1990s in Harpenden.

Disc 2 – 21st Century Jams (2007)
Originally released as '21st Century Jams' CD-R on No Fans Records NFR13. 'Live in Glasgow 2000' recorded at the 13th Note. 'Easter 2001' recorded live to 2-track in Harpenden. 'This Life Gives Force' recorded 2007 at the Hive, Glasgow. 'Sun Lay Lay' homemade in Glasgow, 2007.

Disc 3 – Multi-Tracked Shakuhachi (2006) / Live in Salford (2008)
Shakuhachi recordings made in 2006 at home. Originally released as a CD-R on No Fans Records NFR09. Sped-up on tape early 2014. 'Live in Salford' recorded directly to minidisc at Islington Mill, Salford, 2008. Originally released as a CD-R on No Fans Records NFR17.

Disc 4 – Somerled (2007) / No Home Like Place (2006)
'Glasgow Device', 'Mixolydian Sea Tone', 'Revolution, Again' first released as 'Somerled' CD-R on No Fans Records NFR14, in 2007. Recorded in Glasgow, April and May 2007. 'Alarms I', 'Alarms II', 'No Home Like Place' first recorded for Resonance FM in 2006 at home then released as a CD-R on No Fans Records NFR10.

Disc 5 – Three Handed Star (2008) / Garden of Stones (2005)
'Three Handed Star' recorded 2008 and released same year on No Fans Records NFR15. The CD-R featured 12 tracks. This segued mix made in Glasgow 2014. 'Garden Of Stones' was a Potuguese tour-only CD-R made in 2005 as No Fans Records NFR07. Subsequently available as a free download from The Wire magazine.

Disc 6 – Harpenden! (1991)
All tracks taken from the triple C60 'Harpenden', limited edition of 1, recorded Easter 1989. Retrieved from Neil Campbell's No Fans archive suitcase.

Disc 7 – Thought Plane (2014)
Previously unreleased. Recorded at home, Glasgow, 2014.

in memory of Shaun Falconer

manufactured and distributed by revolver usa

Released in folded card boxset.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Mastering SID Code (All discs): IFPI LZ73
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, CD3, mirrored): IFPI ALK16
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, CD4, CD5, CD6, CD7, mirrored): IFPI ALK05
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1403
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1404
  • Matrix / Runout (CD3): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1405
  • Matrix / Runout (CD4): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1406
  • Matrix / Runout (CD5): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1409
  • Matrix / Runout (CD6): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1410
  • Matrix / Runout (CD7): [Disc Makers logo] MZB1411
  • Other (CD1 catalog no.): vhf#137-1
  • Other (CD2 catalog no.): vhf#137-2
  • Other (CD3 catalog no.): vhf#137-3
  • Other (CD4 catalog no.): vhf#137-4
  • Other (CD5 catalog no.): vhf#137-5
  • Other (CD6 catalog no.): vhf#137-6
  • Other (CD7 catalog no.): vhf#137-7

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