Phonography (album)

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Phonography
Studio album by R. Stevie Moore
Released April 26, 1976
Recorded 1973–1976
Genre Electronic, art rock, Progressive rock
Length 73:02
Label Vital Records, H.P. Music, Sundazed
Producer R. Stevie Moore
R. Stevie Moore chronology
Phonography
(1976)
Stance
(1978)

Phonography was the 1976 debut 12" vinyl record album by outsider musician and one-man band R. Stevie Moore.

The album was originally privately pressed in a limited edition of 100 copies on the artist's private Vital Records "label" in Nashville Tennessee. It contains Moore's earliest songs and sound experiments, all recorded on 1/4 track 7½ ips reel-to-reel stereo tape decks. A 7" e.p. was issued in 1977 called Four From Phonography, which was the debut release by Moore's uncle Harry Palmer's H.P. Music label.

The album was reissued in a larger general pressing on H.P. Music in late 1978. It had a different front cover image.

Phonography was included in "Alt-Rock-A-Rama" as being among "The Fifty Most Significant Indie Records".

Phonography was reissued on compact disc in 1998 by Flamingo Records in Albuquerque NM. It included 8 non-LP bonus tracks, as well as many photos and an informative interview/essay by Dennis Diken.

Phonography was newly remastered and reissued again on CD in 2009 by Chris Cutler's Recommended Records without the bonus tracks, but with a new booklet of images and data. In 2010 a newer remaster was reissued on deluxe high-grade vinyl by Sundazed Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Melbourne" - 3:24
  2. "Explanation of Artist" - :31
  3. "Goodbye Piano" - 2:37
  4. "Explanation of Listener" - :49
  5. "California Rhythm" - 3:42
  6. "I've Begun to Fall in Love" - 2:03
  7. "The Spot" - 1:19
  8. "I Want You in My Life" - 2:25
  9. "I Wish I Could Sing" - 4:12 video
  10. "Theme From A.G." - 1:24
  11. "The Voice" - :44
  12. "Showing Shadows" - 3:02 video
  13. "She Don't Know What To Do With Herself" - 3:17
  14. "The Lariat Wressed Posing Hour" - 3:53 video
  15. "I Not Listening" - 3:13
  16. "Mr. Nashville" - 1:34
  17. "Moons" - 5:57
  18. "Welcome to London" - :57 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  19. "You and Me" - 2:29 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  20. "Wayne Wayne (Go Away)" - 4:46 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  21. "Forecast" - 2:00 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  22. "Why Should I Love You" - 3:53 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  23. "Dates" - 5:09 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  24. "Hobbies Galore" - 4:13 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  25. "Because We're the Dig" - 5:17 (bonus track on 1998 CD)

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