The Courtauld Talks

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The Courtauld Talks
Live album by Killing Joke
Released 1989
Genre Spoken-word
Label Invisible Records
Killing Joke chronology
Outside the Gate
The Courtauld Talks
Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

The Courtauld Talks is the third live album by English post-punk group Killing Joke. This album was different from the group's other releases since it is essentially a spoken word album. On 19 September 1987 Jaz Coleman had delivered a lecture at London's Courtauld Institute outlining the thinking behind the then-unreleased Outside the Gate album, touching on gematria and the occult. Geordie Walker on acoustic guitar and Jeff Scantlebury on percussion provided a minimal musical backing at the event.[2]

The recording of the lecture was originally released as a double vinyl LP on Martin Atkins' Invisible Records in 1989, but in July 1997 a CD version was released.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "The Courtauld Talks" – 66:22



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Thomas Schulte. "The Courtald Talks". Review. AllMusic. Retrieved 2009-05-01.