Media Condition: Near Mint (NM or M-)
Sleeve Condition: Very Good Plus (VG+)
gatefold sleeve in excellent cond., vinyl in superb cond., looks like never played before, archive copy
Virgin sampler, highlighting their roster of artists and featuring updated ‚2 virgins‘ label ‚red dragon‘ logo design.
Retouching at Michael Mann Studio
Contains tracks, extracts, bonus-work & session material [as listed & credited] relating to artist’s works, as follows:
A1: Recorded at CBS, Oct 1974
Other records: „Rock Bottom“ (V2017); „I’m A Believer“/“Memories“ (VS114)
A2: Recorded at The Manor, Oxfordshire, Oct 1974
Other records: „Tubular Bells“ (V2001); „Hergest Ridge“ (V2013); „Mike Oldfield’s Single“/“Froggy Went-A-Courting“ (VS101)
A3: Recorded at Kaleidophon Studios, Nov 1974
Not available on „Dandruff“ (V2021)
A4: Recorded at CBS Studios, June 1974
Part of the soundtrack for the Chichester Festival production of Sophocles‘ Oedipus Tyrannus
B1: This version recorded live by Manor Mobile at Hyde Park open-air concert, June 1974.
The accapella track was on the 1973 double album, forming part of „The Marjory Razorblade Suite“.
B2: Recorded at The Manor, Oxfordshire, June 1974
Records are: „Marjory Razorblade“ double (VD2501); „Blame It On The Night“ (V2012); „Lovesick Fool“/“Sea Of Love“ (VS104).
B3 & B4: Recorded at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, June 1974.
These 2 live tracks later appeared in 2006 on the concert CD [url=http://www.discogs.com/release/2003752]Live London ’74[/url]
Other records: „Unconditionally Guaranteed“ (V2015); „Bluejeans & Moonbeams“ (V2023)
C1 & C2: Recorded at The Manor, Oxfordshire, Nov 1974. From „Desperate Straights“, to be released 21 Feb 1975 (V2024)
C1: Other record „Slapp Happy“ (V2014)
C2: Other record „Legend“ (V2005); „Unrest“ (V2011)
C3 & C4: From „Fine Old Tom“, to be released 14 Feb 1975.
C5: Recorded at The Manor, Sept 1974. Mixed at Nova.
From „Quickstep“,to be released 28 Mar 1975 (V2028).
Other record „Busy Corner“ (V2009).
C6: Recorded at The Manor, Sept 1974.
From „Jabula“ (CA2004) released Feb 1975
D1: Recorded at The Manor. From „Clear Light Symphony“, to be released 28 Feb 1975.
(Will also feature Tim Blake, Steve Hillage & Didier Malherbe)
D2: Recorded at Saturn Sound, Worthing. Oct 1974.
This track is to be re-recorded, to appear on the new album (V2030), to be released 7 March 1975.
Other records „Hatfield & The North“ (V2008); „Let’s Eat (Real Soon)“/“Fitter Stroke Has A Bath“ (VS116).
D3: Recorded at Kaleidophon Studios.
An extract from „White Noise II“, to be released 4 Apr 1975.
D4: Recorded at The Manor, Sept 1974.
A track from sessions for a forthcoming Steve Hillage album (V2031), to be released April 1975.
(This track will not be included on that album).
A1. Robert Wyatt – Yesterday Man 3:07
A2. Mike Oldfield – Don Alfonso 6:04
A3. Ivor Cutler – Go And Sit Upon The Grass 2:20
A4. Tangerine Dream – Overture 11:06
B1. Kevin Coyne – Marjory Razorblade 8:30
B2. Kevin Coyne – Looking For The River 3:06
B3. Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band – Mirror Man 4:42
B4. Captain Beefheart, The Magic Band – Upon The My-O-My 4:00
C1. Slapp Happy – Extract From The Messiah 1:45
C2. Henry Cow – A Worm Is At Work 1:48
C3. Tom Newman (2) – Sad Sing 2:17
C4. Tom Newman (2) – Super Man 3:30
C5. Chili Charles – Semba 3:20
C6. Jabula – Baile (They Are Gone) 4:33
D1. Clearlight – Extract From Part 1 4:00
D2. Hatfield And The North – Your Majesty Is Like A Cream Donut Incorporating Oh What A Lonely Lifetime 6:08
D3. White Noise – White Noise II [Extract] 4:00
D4. Steve Hillage – Pentagramaspinn 5:45
Matrix / Runout S 88586 A-1 Made In Germany
Matrix / Runout S 88586 B-1 Made In Germany
Matrix / Runout S 88587 A-2 Made In Germany
Matrix / Runout S 88587 B-3 Made In Germany
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Recorded At Kaleidophon Studios
Recorded At The Manor
Recorded At Saturn Sound, Worthing
Recorded At Theatre Royal, Drury Lane
Recorded By Manor Mobile
Recorded At CBS Studios, London
Printed By Mohndruck Reinhard Mohn OHG
Pressed By Ariola Eurodisc GmbH