The Virgin Years – Souvenir Box

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The Virgin Years – Souvenir Box
Box set by Henry Cow
Released 1991 (1991)
Recorded 1973–1975, 1990
Genre Avant-rock
Length 142:19
Label Recommended (UK)
Producer Henry Cow and others
Henry Cow chronology
Western Culture
(1979)
The Virgin Years – Souvenir Box
(1991)
Henry Cow Box
(2006)

The Virgin Years – Souvenir Box is a three-CD limited edition[1] box set by English avant-rock group Henry Cow. It was released in 1991 by Recommended Records and East Side Digital, and contains the three albums Henry Cow made for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1975, excluding Desperate Straights, which was a collaboration with Slapp Happy. Included in the box set is a 24-page souvenir booklet and a Henry Cow fold-out family-tree.

Track lists[edit]

The CDs in this box set are as released by East Side Digital in 1991, which include bonus tracks and remixed versions of Legend and In Praise of Learning.

Disc 1: Legend[edit]

  1. "Nirvana for Mice" (Frith) – 4:53
  2. "Amygdala" (Hodgkinson) – 6:47
  3. "Teenbeat (Introduction)" (Henry Cow) – 4:32
  4. "Teenbeat" (Frith, Greaves) – 6:57
  5. "Nirvana (Reprise)" (Frith) – 1:11
  6. "Extract from 'With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star' " (Frith) – 2:26
  7. "Teenbeat (Reprise)" (Frith) – 5:07
  8. "The Tenth Chaffinch" (Henry Cow) – 6:06
  9. "Nine Funerals of the Citizen King" (Hodgkinson) – 5:34
  10. "Bellycan" (Henry Cow) – 3:19

Disc 2: Unrest[edit]

  1. "Bittern Storm over Ulm" (Frith) – 2:44
  2. "Half Asleep/Half Awake" (Greaves) – 7:39
  3. "Ruins" (Frith) – 12:00
  4. "Solemn Music" (Frith) – 1:09
  5. "Linguaphonie" (Henry Cow) – 5:58
  6. "Upon Entering the Hotel Adlon" (Henry Cow) – 2:56
  7. "Arcades" (Henry Cow) – 1:50
  8. "Deluge" (Henry Cow) – 5:52
  9. "The Glove" (Henry Cow) – 6:35
  10. "Torch Fire" (Henry Cow) – 4:48

Disc 3: In Praise of Learning[edit]

  1. "War" (Moore, Blegvad) – 2:25
  2. "Living in the Heart of the Beast" (Hodgkinson) – 15:30
  3. "Beginning: The Long March" (Henry Cow, Slapp Happy) – 6:26
  4. "Beautiful as the Moon – Terrible as an Army with Banners" (Frith, Cutler) – 7:02
  5. "Morning Star" (Henry Cow, Slapp Happy) – 6:05
  6. "Lovers of Gold" (Henry Cow, Slapp Happy, Cutler) – 6:28

Personnel[edit]

Remixes[edit]

Disc 1 is a remixed version of Legend by Tim Hodgkinson and Fred Frith at Cold Storage and Red Shop Studios in May/August 1990. The bonus track "Bellycan" is an outtake from Henry Cow's Greasy Truckers Live at Dingwalls Dance Hall recording session in November 1973.[2]

Disc 2 was not remixed. The bonus tracks "Torchfire" and "The Glove" were derived from raw material recorded during the Unrest sessions, and were mixed by Hodgkinson at Cold Storage Studios in 1984.[3]

Disc 3 is a remixed version of In Praise of Learning by Frith, Hodgkinson and Martin Bisi at BC studios, New York in April 1985, and at Cold Storage studios by Hodgkinson. The bonus track "Lovers of Gold" is an alternate version of "Beginning: The Long March" created by Chris Cutler.[4]

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ 1250 copies, box set liner notes.
  2. ^ "Henry Cow – Legend". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Henry Cow – Unrest". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Henry Cow – In Praise Of Learning". Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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