HENRY COW
1971-1971 - London, UK
BBC SESSIONS
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"BBC Sessions" (ver. 1.0) (JSR HC-001/002)
1971-1977
- London, UK -  various BBC studios (129m) (2cd)
various Henry Cow and related lineups (see each session for details)

cover cover

Disc 1:

1971-05-04 - Maida Vale Studios - Top Gear (1st broadcast 1971-05-29):
Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Sean Jenkins
1) Hieronimo's Mad Again (9:52) *
2) Poglith Drives A Vauxhall Viva (3:12)

1972-02-28 - Playhouse Theatre - John Peel Show (1st broadcast 1972-05-14):
Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler + Geoff Leigh & Dave Stewart
3) I Came To See You (6:58) ** #
4) Rapt In A Blanket (5:13) ***
#
5) Teenbeat (9:34) $
#
1972-10-17 - Langham Studio 1 - John Peel Show (1st broadcast 1972-11-14):
Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler + DJ Perry
6) With The Yellow Half Moon & Blue Star / With The Yellow Half Moon & Blue Star part 2 (17:19) #
1973-04-24 - Langham Studio 1 - John Peel Show (1st broadcast 1973-05-08):
Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler, Geoff Leigh
7) Guider Tells Of Silent Airborne Machine (Olwyn Grainger / Betty McGowan / Lottie Hare) (9:38) * #
8)
Nine Funerals Of The Citizen King (5:11) #
9) Nirvana For Mice (Nirvana For Moles) (4:01) =
#

Disc 2:

1974-04-25 - Langham Studio 1 - John Peel Show (1st broadcast 1974-05-09):
Tim Hodgkinson, Fred Frith, John Greaves, Chris Cutler, Lindsay Cooper
1) Pidgeons: intro / Ruins I / Half Asleep, Half Awake / Ruins II / Bittern Storn Over Ulm / Nix (15:46) #
Slapp Happy & Friends - 1974-06-25 - Langham 1 - Top Gear (1st broadcast 1974-07-16):
Anthony Moore, Peter Blegvad, Dagmar Krause + Frith, Cutler, Cooper, Leigh, Jeff Clyne, Robert Wyatt
2) Europa (3:26) +
3) Me And Parvati (3:43)
4) A Little Something (3:34) ?
5) War Is Energy Enslaved (3:12)

Fred Frith - 1974-12-02 - Langham 1 - Top Gear:
Fred Frith, Dagmar Krause, Anthony Moore
6) Please Give It Back (4:11)
7) My Need Is Greater Than Yours (1:44)
8) Noise Carruthers Pure Bloody Noise (3:06)
9) In Which Case The Anxiety (4:25)
10) Narrow Road (2:22)
John Greaves & Peter Blegvad - 1977-12-03 - Top Gear:
John Greaves, Peter Blegvad, Anthony Moore, Tom Newman, Andy Ward
11) Mostly Twins And Trios (7:39) &
12)
From The Trees To The Wheel (2:29)
13)
Actual Frenzy (2:42)

* Fades out.
** "Henry Cow, I like them very much so, it's called I Came To See You". [Cut 6:46].
*** "Henry Cow and that's called Rapt In A Blanket, I hope somebody dash out and sign Henry Cow to a recording contract if they haven't already done so".
$ Fades out. "...They're from Henry Cow, markedly different of the Sandy Nelson thing with the same name".
= "Sweet Mystery Of Life" quote. [End cut].
+ Peter Blegvad, Dagmar, Geoff Leigh, Robert Wyatt, Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith, Jeff Clyne. "Slapp Happy".
? "...Robert has his own lp which will be released on Friday (cut) Blegvad composition, War Is Energy Enslaved".
& This track was also part of National Health's repertoire.

Source: Remastered and compiled all Henry Cow and related BBC sessions seeded at Dime a Dozen...(see info).
[HENRY COW & Co. - 1971 to 1977 - BBC Sessions (JSR v1.0)] Flac set shared as torrent on Dime by Jun'ya aka the_sphere.
TLH analysis
# Officially released on Henry Cow's The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set on ReR Megacorp.
All Henry Cow BBC sessions listed on Calyx.

Slapp Happy & Friends (1974-06-25) is listed on
Hulloder.


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