|Style:||Avantgarde, Free Improvisation, Abstract, Prog Rock, Experimental, Art Rock|
|Category:||Electronic / Jazz / Rock|
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Concerts is a live double album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at concerts in London, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway between September 1974 and October 1975. Sides one and two of the LP record consist of composed material while sides three and four contain improvised pieces. The album includes Henry Cow's last John Peel Session, recorded in September 1975 and extracts from a concert with Robert Wyatt at the New London Theatre in May 1975
This album could be subtitled 'The Young Person's Guide To Henry Cow'. In the absence of an official compilation, this is the closest thing we have to a one-stop shop which contains new versions of pieces from every album, a couple of cover versions, a generous slice of live improv and (on the CD version) half an album's worth of studio improv as well.
Concerts (Henry Cow album). Concerts is a live double album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at concerts in London, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway between September 1974 and October 1975. The album includes Henry Cow's last John Peel Session, recorded in September 1975 and extracts from a concert with Robert Wyatt at the New London Theatre in May 1975
Unrest is an album by British avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Virgin Records' Manor studios in February and March 1974. It was their second album and was released in May 1974. It was their first album including oboe and bassoon player Lindsay Cooper, who replaced saxophonist Geoff Leigh. The album was dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Uli Trepte.
Henry Cow: Concerts by Brad Glanden, published on November 18, 2006. The live renditions of album cuts have an unbridled looseness that was absent in the original studio versions; the sound quality ranges from excellent to very good, a testament to Bob Drake's impeccable remastering job. A Swedish interview and journal excerpt included in the liner notes provide some valuable historical context. Concerts is a welcome reissue from ReR Megacorp, which began life as Cutler's own label in the aftermath of the band's dissolution
Henry Cow – Concerts. Remastered for this release at Studio Midi-Pyrénées, France.
HENRY COW - Concerts. Filed under Jazz Related Rock By HENRY COW. more.
Concerts was Henry Cow's last recording for Virgin Records (who gave it a rather half hearted release on their budget label, Caroline). Each side of the double album was dedicate to one group's performance. COW's contribution had to be re-recorded a week later at The Manor Studios because a power failure at the event had delayed the start of the concert. Because they were last billed, the 2AM curfew would've reduced their set to ten minutes!
The album includes Henry Cow's last John Peel Session, recorded in September 1975 and extracts from a concert with Robert Wyatt at the New London Theatre in May 1975. Groningen" (recorded in September 1974) is part of an instrumental suite where the band improvised around fragments of an early version of Tim Hodgkinson's "Living in the Heart of the Beast" from In Praise of Learning (1975). Another performance of this suite (in full) later appeared in Halsteren on Volume 2: 1974–5 of The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set (2009).
|A1||Beautiful As The Moon: Terrible As An Army With Banners|
|A2||Nirvana For Mice|
|A5||Beautiful As The Moon Reprise|
Piano – John GreavesVocals – Robert Wyatt
|B2||Little Red Riding Hood Hits The Road
Piano – John GreavesVocals – Robert Wyatt
Piano – Dagmar Krause
Piano – Chris CutlerRecorder – Lindsay CooperViolin, Xylophone – Fred Frith
Piano – Lindsay Cooper
|FIDARDO 1||Henry Cow||Concerts (2xLP)||Compendium Records||FIDARDO 1||Norway||1976|
|ReR VHC5 DLP||Henry Cow||Concerts (2xLP, Ltd, RE, Gat)||ReR Megacorp||ReR VHC5 DLP||UK||2012|
|BC2||Henry Cow||Concerts (2xLP, RE, Gat)||Broadcast Records||BC2||UK||1984|
|CAD 3002||Henry Cow||Concerts (2xLP, Promo)||Caroline Records||CAD 3002||UK||1976|
|COWCONCERTSJAP||Henry Cow||Concerts (2xCD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap)||ReR Megacorp||COWCONCERTSJAP||UK||2006|