How He Loved the Moon (Moonsongs for Jhonn Balance)

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How He Loved The Moon (Moonsongs For Jhonn Balance)
Studio album by Current 93
Released 2005 February 15
Genre Experimental
Current 93 chronology
' How He Loved The Moon (Moonsongs For Jhonn Balance)
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How He Loved The Moon (Moonsongs For Jhonn Balance) is a 2005 tribute album to John Balance by the English group, Current 93.

2X12"[edit]

Released as a limited edition of 1200 copies pressed on black vinyl and packaged in a full-color gatefold sleeve with printed inner sleeves, the catalog number on the jacket reads "mt093a," but this an error: mt093a was the special limited edition. This standard limited edition was designated as "mt093b."

All material remixed by Steven Stapleton from the In Menstrual Night LP/CD at Colin Potter's ICR Studios in Lancashire. Current 93 were, for the original Moonsongs: David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, Ruby Tabatha Wallis, Diana Rogerson, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, John Balance, Keiko Yoshido, Rose McDowall and Bee. All tracks previously unreleased, except Track A, which appeared as Track 1 on the release A Little Menstrual Night Music CD in 2003.

2X12" + 7"[edit]

Special limited edition of 200 numbered copies of the double vinyl set pressed on red vinyl with a bonus picture 7". Packaged in a full-color gatefold sleeve.

Only the 7" single, which was remixed by Steven Stapleton and postmixed by Michael Lawrence, was recorded at Coptic Cat Studios in London.

2X12" + 2X7" deluxe edition[edit]

Deluxe limited edition of 31 numbered copies (20 copies for retail sale and 11 copies as gifts for the artists involved) of the double vinyl set pressed on red vinyl with a bonus picture 7" and a bonus acetate 7". Also includes an art print, a signed insert, and a numbered and signed four-page 'funeral' card (reproduces the text of "Moonbird For Jhonn" and a short farewell message by David Tibet for Jhonn Balance that he read at Jhonn's funeral), hand-printed for David Tibet and Beta-lactam Ring by Alan Anderson. The double LP is packaged in a full-color gatefold sleeve. All contents of the box are stored in a custom-sewn white bag housed instead a custom-made wood box (made of pine, oak and walnut with the joints being dovetailed and the lid etched with text and artwork). Original retail price for these sets was $425 each.

The double-sided acetate 7" will be unavailable elsewhere and contains two versions of "Moonbird For Jhonn". Track 7-C is David Tibet reading the elegy without music and track 7-D is a song version of the elegy constructed by Tibet with Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance.

All material (except tracks 7-C & 7-D) remixed by Steven Stapleton from the In Menstrual Night LP/CD at Colin Potter's ICR Studios in Lancashire except for the 7" single, which was remixed by Steven Stapleton and postmixed by Michael Lawrence at Coptic Cat Studios, London. Current 93 were, for the original Moonsongs: David Tibet, Steven Stapleton, Ruby Tabatha Wallis, Diana Rogerson, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, John Balance, Keiko Yoshido, Rose McDowall and Bee. All tracks previously unreleased, except LP Track A which appeared as Track 1 on the release A Little Menstrual Night Music CD in 2003.

Track listing[edit]

2XCD[edit]

CD 1

  1. "Ecclesiastes XII:2" - 19:54
  2. "The Song of Solomon VI:10" - 21:12

CD 2

  1. "Psalm VIII:3" - 19:39
  2. "Psalm LXXII:7" - 19:21

2X12"[edit]

Side A

  1. "Ecclesiastes XII:2" - 19:54

Side B

  1. "The Song of Solomon VI:10" - 21:12

Side C

  1. "Psalm VIII:3" - 19:39

Side D

  1. "Psalm LXXII:7" - 19:21

2X7"[edit]

Side A

  1. "Joshua X:12"

Side B

  1. "Deuteronomy XXXIII:14

Side C

  1. "Moonbird for Jhonn"

Side D

  1. "Moonbird for Jhonn"