2008年08月31日

Swindon Purbeck stone

 このブログには、備忘していなかったので。

「Wrapped in Grey」には、歌詞に「Drab and dragging dreams made of slate」と言う行があります。
 スウィンドンは、有名な石の産地であったようです。それも、ロンドン大火 ( Great Fire ) からの復興に使用されたということです。

ブログ「Hidden Swindon」から:

Jurassic Swindon - Quarry Wildlife Park


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2008年08月28日

The Hoodoo

 Stuart Rowe の作品に、「All Done Things」に続きパートリッジが再び参加。
歌の題名は、「The Hoodoo」。ストリングスをパートリッジが担当。

http://www.myspace.com/lighterthiefproductions


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スタジオ・セッション

YouTube に、『ノンサッチ』のセッションの様子を撮影したビデオが投稿されていました。

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jge4mjWfpVw
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2008年08月18日

"Everything That Happens Will Happen Today" Byrne and Eno

XTC には関係なく、
David Byrne とBrian Eno の共作の新作:
『Everything That Happens Will Happen Today』。

埋込のボタンがあったので、

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2008年08月10日

Nonsuch

 Idea のwebサイトが障害で使えなくなって、もう、随分経ちます。shop やニュースは、回復したようなのですが、ディスコグラフィーや歌詞のページを表示出来ないのは、そのままです。
 資料としては、第一次資料です。これを閲覧出来ないのは、困ります。私は、必要な時に、インターネット上で閲覧していただけで、別に写しを取ってはいませんでした。せめて、キャッシュで残ってないかと、検索結果を見るのですけれど、上手くいきません。
 『Nonsuch』は、見つけました。それを、備忘します。

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Album details

Name: Nonsuch

First released: 01/04/1992

Working Title(s): Infant Elephant; Wonder Annual; Balloon; The Last Balloon; and Milk.

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Track Listing:
Side: A
1
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 05:00
Andy Partridge

2
My Bird Performs 03:51
Colin Moulding

3
Dear Madam Barnum 02:53
Andy Partridge

4
Humble Daisy 03:37
Andy Partridge

5
The Smartest Monkeys 04:18
Colin Moulding
Side: B
1
The Disappointed 03:28
Andy Partridge

2
Holly Up on Poppy 03:05
Andy Partridge

3
Crocodile 03:56
Andy Partridge

4
Rook 03:45
Andy Partridge
Side: C
1
Omnibus 03:21
Andy Partridge

2
That Wave 03:38
Andy Partridge

3
Then She Appeared 03:52
Andy Partridge

4
War Dance 03:23
Colin Moulding
Side: D
1
Wrapped in Grey 03:46
Andy Partridge

2
The Ugly Underneath 03:56
Andy Partridge

3
Bungalow 02:49
Colin Moulding

4
Books Are Burning 04:51
Andy Partridge

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UK 2LP Virgin - V 2699
27/04/92

printed inner sleeves; custom label design
UK MC Virgin - TCV 2699
27/04/92

AU MC Virgin - TCV 2699
08/05/92

CA MC Virgin/A&M - VL4 2699
27/04/92

CA MC Virgin/EMI - V4 86390
01/01/93

reissue
DE 2LP Virgin - 12 792-1/2
27/04/92

ltd. ed. of 1,000; UK cover; thin matte printed inner sleeves with alternative design
FR MC Virgin - 412792
24/04/92

IT 2LP Virgin - V 2699
01/01/93

thin printed inner sleeves
IT MC Virgin - TCV 2699
01/01/93

US MC Virgin/Geffen - GEFC-24474
28/04/92


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Virgin UK, Germany, and Italy issued Nonsuch on vinyl in limited quantities. The album was also released on cassette tape in several countries; side A of the cassette tape version contains the tracks on sides A and B of the vinyl version and side B contains the tracks on sides C and D of the vinyl version.

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Track Listing:
Side: 1
1
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead 05:00
Andy Partridge

2
My Bird Performs 03:51
Colin Moulding

3
Dear Madam Barnum 02:53
Andy Partridge

4
Humble Daisy 03:37
Andy Partridge

5
The Smartest Monkeys 04:18
Colin Moulding

5
The Disappointed 03:28
Andy Partridge

7
Holly Up on Poppy 03:05
Andy Partridge

8
Crocodile 03:56
Andy Partridge

9
Rook 03:45
Andy Partridge

10
Omnibus 03:21
Andy Partridge

11
That Wave 03:38
Andy Partridge

12
Then She Appeared 03:52
Andy Partridge

13
War Dance 03:23
Colin Moulding

14
Wrapped in Grey 03:46
Andy Partridge

15
The Ugly Underneath 03:56
Andy Partridge

16
Bungalow 02:49
Colin Moulding

17
Books Are Burning 04:51
Andy Partridge

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UK CD Virgin - CDV 2699
27/04/92

ltd. ed. silkscreened case
UK MD Virgin - MDV 2699
27/04/92

UK CD Virgin/EMI - CDV 2699 (0777 7 863
12/12/92

reissue
UK CD Virgin/EMI - CDVX 2699
11/06/01

reissue - digitally remastered
AR CD Virgin/EMI-Odeon - CDV 2699 V5
01/01/93

track listing in Spanish
AU CD Virgin - CDV 2699
08/05/92

ltd. ed. silkscreened case
CA CD Virgin/A&M - CDV 2699
27/04/92

5,000 ltd. ed. silkscreened case
CA CD Virgin/EMI - V2 86390
01/01/93

reissue
DE CD Virgin - CDV 2699
27/04/92

5,000 ltd. ed. silkscreened case
FR CD Virgin - 262792
24/04/92

ltd. ed. silkscreened case; free CD "Gribouillage" (2,500 copies only)
JP CD Virgin Japan/Pony Canyon - VJCP-28100
01/04/92

ltd. ed. silkscreened case; 26-page booklet
JP CD Virgin/Toshiba-EMI - TOCP-65720
16/05/01

reissue - digitally remastered; obi; cardboard sleeve; paper sleeve; gatefold insert; foldout insert
US CD Virgin/Geffen - GEFD-24474
28/04/92

b&w booklet; longbox
US CD Virgin/Geffen Goldline - 9 24474-2
12/03/96

reissue

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In most countries, the CD version of Nonsuch initially came in a "special limited edition gold etched CD case" (the term used in UK adverts) and the disc itself features a picture of the Nonsuch palace drawn in gold on a scarlet background.

Some copies of the first American edition included an insert with a Geffen Records XTC CD back catalogue that has comments from Andy on each album.

The latest Japanese edition (TOCP-65720) is one of the "XTC Original Paper Sleeve Collection" series. The disc label adopts the original LP's design, the Nonsuch palace. It also includes a paper sleeve for "record one" and a gatefold insert for "record two."

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UK Singles:
The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
Humble Daisy
The Smartest Monkeys
The Disappointed
Wrapped in Grey

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Recording Data:

Produced by Gus Dudgeon. Engineered by Barry Hammond. Mixed by Nick Davis, assisted by Simon 'Lord Brewer' Dawson. Recorded at Chipping Norton Recording Studios, Oxfordshire, England, July-October 1991. Mixed at Rockfield, Monmouth, Wales, November-December 1991. Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk, New York.

Musicians: Andy Partridge - lead & backing vocals, electric guitar (solo on "Books Are Burning"), acoustic guitar, harmonica, tambourine, percussion, shaker, keyboard programming, and bell tree. Colin Moulding - lead & backing vocals, bass guitar, and electric & acoustic guitars. Dave Gregory - electric guitar (solo on "Crocodile," "That Wave," and "Books Are Burning"), electric 12-string guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, synthesisers, Hammond organ, backing vocals, and church bell. Dave Mattacks - drums, tambourine, amphibious, drum & sitar samples, shaker, and percussion. Gus Dudgeon - tambourine on "Rook," percussion on "That Wave," and chorus on "Books Are Burning." Guy Barker - flugelhorns on "The Disappointed" and "Rook" and trumpet on "My Bird Performs" (solo), "Rook," and "Omnibus." Florence Lovegrove - viola on "The Smartest Monkeys," "The Disappointed," and "Wrapped in Grey." Rose Hull - cello on "The Disappointed," "Rook," and "Wrapped in Grey." Stuart Gordon - violin on "Wrapped in Grey." Gina Griffin - violin on "Wrapped in Grey." Neville Farmer - "ringmaster" on "Dear Madam Barnum" and chorus on "Books Are Burning."

String and brass arrangements by Dave Gregory, except "Rook" and "Omnibus" by Andy Partridge and "War Dance" by Colin Moulding. Strings on "The Disappointed" arranged by Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory.

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Trivia:

"The Disappointed" was originally written for Terry Hall (ex-Specials, Fun Boy Three, Colourfield, etc.). The song was nominated for an Ivor Numero award in the Best Song category.

A working title for "Holly Up on Poppy" was "Holly High on Poppy."

"Then She Appeared" (by The Golden -- yet another pseudonym) and another song called "It's Snowing Angels" (by Choc Cigar Chief Champion) were originally intended for a give-away flexi disc for the British music magazine Strange Things Are Happening. Although the DAT masters of the songs, which were recorded solo by Andy in the Shed and did not feature The Dukes, were indeed supplied to the magazine before it folded, it seems that no flexis were actually pressed up.

"War Dance" dates from the The Big Express era and was re-recorded for Nonsuch in a radically revamped from.

CDs and 7" singles of "Wrapped in Grey" (with "Bungalow") were manufactured but shelved before release.

It is said that Andy and Colin prepared 32-35 songs for the album.

Apart from those that appeared on the album, songs written, demoed, rehearsed, and/or recorded around the Nonsuch days include:
"Always Winter [but] Never Christmas" (demo version released on Window Box);
"Car Out of Control"* (unreleased);
"Didn't Hurt A Bit"* (demo version released on "I'm the Man Who Murdered Love" single; partially re-recorded version appeared on the compilation Coat of Many Cupboards);
"Down a Peg"* (demo version released on "Pumpkinhead" B-side);
"Goodbye Humanosaurus" (demo version released on The Bull with the Golden Guts);
"Goosey Goosey" (demo version released on The Bull with the Golden Guts);
"It's Snowing Angels" (demo version released on Window Box);
"I'm the Man Who Murdered Love" (re-recorded and released on Wasp Star);
"Life Is Always" (unreleased);
"Playground" (re-recorded and released on Wasp Star);
"Rip Van Ruben [Reuben]" (demo version released on Window Box);
"Where Did All the Ordinary People Go?"* (unreleased);
"Wonder Annual" (unreleased); and
"You and the Clouds Will Still Be Beautiful" (re-recorded and released on Wasp Star).
All songs written by Andy Partridge and *Colin Moulding.


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2008年08月07日

Sing a song of sixpence

「Sing a song of sixpence」を備忘します。

Sing a song of sixpence,
A pocket full of rye;
Four and twenty blackbirds
Baked in a pie.
When the pie was opened,
They all began to sing.
Now, wasn't that a dainty dish
To set before the King?

The King was in his countinghouse,
Counting out his money;
The Queen was in the parlor
Eating bread and honey.
The maid was in the garden,
Hanging out the clothes.
Along there came a big black bird
And snipped off her nose!


六ペンスの歌を歌え!
ポケットには麦がいっぱいさ。
四と二十羽の黒鶫、パイに閉じこめられて、
焼かれた。
パイが開けられたら、
鶫たちは歌い出した。
これは、王に供えるに相応しい、
凝った料理だね。

王は、会計事務所で、
金を数える。
女王は、客間で、
蜜をぬったパンを食す。
女中は庭で、
着物を干す。
そこへ大きな黒い鳥、
女中の鼻を切り落とす!



マザーグース絵本のwebページ:
Sing a song of sixpence






追記:
後から気が付いたのですが、
Hanging out the clothes. と言う行があります。
これは、ムールディングの「Frivolous Tonight」にも出る表現です。
日本盤のサービス対訳では、これも間違っていました。
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