Various Artists: Complete Obscure Records Collection / Various - Limited Boxset with Book


Release Date: 12-01-2023

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Various Artists: Complete Obscure Records Collection / Various - Limited Boxset with Book

1. Product Details

Limited 10 vinyl LP box set. The first-ever CD box set gathering the entire 10 album collection released by Brian Eno's Obscure Records. Originally issued between 1975 and 1978, nearly 50 years on the output of Obscure remains radically forward-thinking - offering glimpses of a future yet to be fully seen - and amounts to one of the most important, influential, and creatively accomplished album series ever conceived. Curated by Eno and the composers Gavin Bryars and Michael Nyman - issuing the recording debuts of Bryars, Nyman, John Adams, Christopher Hobbs, David Toop, Max Eastley, Jan Steele, Simon Jeffes / The Penguin Café Orchestra, and Harold Budd, in addition to important works by John Cage, Tom Phillips, and John White - Obscure's collective output is a groundbreaking landmark in the histories of Minimalism, modern composition, and Experimental music, and laid much of the groundwork for the soon to emerge movement of Ambient music. Illuminating the remarkable, and largely otherwise undocumented, creative ferment within and between the British and American scenes of experimental music during the mid to late 1970s. Offering each of Obscure's albums, completely remastered and housed in faithful replicas of their original covers and liner notes, as well as a booklet filled with rare photos, archival material and texts by - among others - Gavin Bryars, Bradford Bailey, David Toop, Max Eastley, Richard Bernas, and Tom Recchion, this historic collection marks the first time this seminal series has received a complete reissue.

  1. Gavin Bryars - the Sinkink of the Titanic
  2. Gavin Bryars - the Sinking of the Titanic
  3. Gavin Bryars - Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet
  4. Christopher Hobbs - Aran
  5. John Adams - (A2I) American Standard - John Philip Sousa
  6. John Adams - (A2Ii)American Standard - Christian Zeal and Activity
  7. John Adams - (A2Iii)American Standard - Sentimentals
  8. Christopher Hobbs - McCrimmon Will Never Return
  9. Gavin Bryars - 1 2 1-2-3-4
  10. Brian Eno - Discreet Music
  11. Brian Eno - Fullness of Wind (Variation on 'The Canon in D Major' By Johann Pachelbel)
  12. Brian Eno - French Catalogues (Variation on 'The Canon in D Major' By Johann Pachelbel)
  13. Brian Eno - Brutal Ardour (Variation on 'The Canon in D Major' By Johann Pachelbel)
  14. Max Eastley - Hydrophone
  15. Max Eastley - Metallophone
  16. Max Eastley - the Centriphone
  17. Max Eastley - Elastic Aerophone / Centriphone
  18. David Toop - Do the Bathosphere
  19. David Toop - the Divination of the Bowhead Whale
  20. David Toop - the Chairs Story
  21. Jan Steele - All Day
  22. Jan Steele - Distant Saxophones
  23. Jan Steele - Rhapsody Spaniel
  24. John Cage - Experiences No.1
  25. John Cage - Experiences No.2
  26. John Cage - the Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs
  27. John Cage - Forever and Sunsmel
  28. John Cage - in a Landscape
  29. Michael Nyman - 1-100
  30. Michael Nyman - Bell Set No. 1
  31. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - 1 Penguin Café Single
  32. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - 2 Zopf
  33. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - a) Zopf: From the Colonies (For N.R.)
  34. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - B) Zopf: In a Sidney Motel
  35. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - C) Zopf: Surface Tension (Where the Trees Meet the Sky)
  36. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - D) Zopf: Milk
  37. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - E) Zopf: Coronation
  38. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - F) Zopf: Giles Farnaby's Dream
  39. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - G) Zopf: Pigtail
  40. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - 3 the Sound of Someone You Love Who's Going Away and It Doesn't Matter
  41. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - 4 Hugebaby
  42. Penguin Cafè Orchestra - 5 Chartered Flight
  43. John White - Autumn Countdown Machine
  44. John White - Son of Gothic Chord
  45. John White - Jew's Harp Machine
  46. John White - Drinking and Hooting Machine
  47. Gavin Bryars - the Squirrel and the Ricketty Racketty Bridge
  48. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Introduction
  49. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Overture and Aria: "I Tell You That's Irma Herself"
  50. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - First Interlude
  51. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Aria: "Irma You Will Be Mine"
  52. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Second Interlude
  53. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Chorus: "Love Is Help Mate"
  54. Tom Phillips Gavin Bryars Fred Orton - Postlude
  55. Harold Budd - Bismillahi ´Rrahmani ´Rrahim
  56. Harold Budd - Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord/Butterfly Sunday
  57. Harold Budd - Rossetti Noise/The Crystal Garden and a Coda
  58. Harold Budd - Juno

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