Complete (News from Babel album)

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Complete
Box set by News from Babel
Released 2006 (2006)
Recorded 1983–1986
Genre Avant-rock
Length 70:35
Label Recommended (UK)
Producer News from Babel
News from Babel chronology
Letters Home
(1986)
Complete
(2006)

Complete is a three-CD box set by the English avant-rock band News from Babel. It contains remastered and repackaged releases of the two News from Babel albums, Work Resumed on the Tower (1984) and Letters Home (1986), plus an illustrated CD of their 7" single, "Contraries" (1984). The first album comprises the two song-suites Sirens and Silences and Work Resumed on the Tower, while the second album contains the Letters Home song-suite. The box set also contains a book of song texts and artwork.

Disc 1: Work Resumed on the Tower[edit]

Contains all the tracks from the News from Babel LP, Work Resumed on the Tower (1984).

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Guests[edit]

  • Phil Minton – trumpet ("Victory", "Anno Mirabilis"), singing ("Anno Mirabilis")
  • Georgie Born – bass guitar ("Black Gold")

Disc 2: Letters Home[edit]

Contains all the tracks from the News from Babel LP, Letters Home (1986).

Track list[edit]

  1. "Who Will Accuse?" (Cutler, Cooper) – 2:38
  2. "Heart of Stone (Megalopolis)" (Cutler, Cooper) – 3:04
  3. "Banknote" (Cutler, Cooper) – 3:19
  4. "Moss" (Cutler, Cooper) – 3:58
  5. "Dragon at the Core" (Cutler, Cooper) – 4:39
  6. "Dark Matter" (Cutler, Cooper) – 4:20
  7. "Waited/Justice" (Cutler, Cooper) – 5:09
  8. "Fast Food" (Cutler, Cooper) – 3:13
  9. "Late Evening" (Cutler, Cooper) – 4:58

Personnel[edit]

  • Lindsay Cooper – bassoon, sopranino and alto saxophone, piano, other keyboards
  • Chris Cutler – drums, electrics, percussion
  • Zeena Parkins – harp, prepared and electric harps, accordion, ebo guitar

Guests[edit]

  • Bill Gilonis – bass guitar, guitar
  • Robert Wyatt – singing ("Who Will Accuse?", "Heart of Stone", "Moss", "Waited/Justice", "Late Evening")
  • Dagmar Krause – singing ("Fast Food", "Late Evening")
  • Sally Potter – singing ("Banknote", "Dark Matter")
  • Phil Minton – singing ("Dragon at the Core")

Disc 3: "Contraries"[edit]

Contains the News from Babel 7" single, "Contraries" (1984).

Track list[edit]

  1. "Contraries" (Cutler, Parkins) – 3:00

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