Broadcasting from Home

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Broadcasting from Home
Broadcasting from Home.jpg
Studio album by Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Released 1984
Genre Instrumental
Length 47:27
Label E.G.
Producer Simon Jeffes
Penguin Cafe Orchestra chronology
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra Mini Album
Broadcasting from Home
Signs of Life
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

Broadcasting from Home is the fourth album by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and was released in 1984 on E.G. Records. The opening song was named after PCO leader Simon Jeffes found a discarded harmonium in an alleyway in Japan.

The original vinyl record was pressed by Virgin/Polydor from a damaged master and had a distinctive click on the first track. Virgin/Polydor wouldn't pay to restore this, and fans therefore had to wait until the CD's release to hear the undamaged track.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Simon Jeffes except as indicated.

Side one[edit]

  1. "Music for a Found Harmonium" - 3:36
  2. "Prelude & Yodel" - 3:51
  3. "More Milk" (Jeffes, Geoffrey Richardson) - 3:10
  4. "Sheep Dip" (Jeffes, Richardson) - 3:57
  5. "White Mischief" - 5:48
  6. "In the Back of a Taxi" - 3:21

Side two[edit]

  1. "Music by Numbers" (Jeffes, Richardson) - 4:41
  2. "Another One from the Colonies" (Jeffes, Neil Rennie) - 3:04
  3. "Air" - 4:20
  4. "Heartwind" (Jeffes, Ryuichi Sakamoto) - 4:11
  5. "Isle of View (Music for Helicopter Pilots)" - 4:29
  6. "Now Nothing" - 2:59



  1. ^ Allan, Mark. "Broadcasting from Home". Allmusic. Retrieved September 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Broadcasting From Home". Robert Retrieved September 10, 2012.