Flying Doesn't Help

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Flying Doesn't Help
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Studio album by Anthony Moore
Released 1978
Recorded The Workhouse Studios, London
Genre Progressive rock, experimental rock, post-punk
Length 37:11
Label Quango
Voiceprint
Producer Laurie Latham
Anthony Moore
Anthony Moore chronology
Out
(1976)
Flying Doesn't Help
(1978)
World Service
(1981)

Flying Doesn't Help is a solo album by Anthony Moore (credited on the album sleeve as 'A. More'), released by Quango in 1978. The album was remastered and re-released on CD by the Voiceprint label in 1994.[1]

The Moore/Blegvad song, "War" was originally recorded in 1974 by Henry Cow and Slapp Happy, and released on their 1975 album, In Praise of Learning.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Anthony Moore

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Judy Get Down"   2:58
2. "Ready Ready"   3:09
3. "Useless Moments"   2:48
4. "Lucia"   4:38
5. "Caught Being in Love"   4:57
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Timeless Strange"   3:44
2. "Girl It's Your Time"   3:19
3. "War" (Moore, Blegvad) 4:23
4. "Just Us"   4:14
5. "Twilight (Uxbridge Rd.)"   2:22
1994 CD reissue
No. Title Length
1. "Judy Get Down"   2:58
2. "Ready Ready"   3:09
3. "Useless Moments"   2:48
4. "Lucia"   4:38
5. "Caught Being in Love"   4:57
6. Untitled   0:35
7. "Timeless Strange"   3:44
8. "Girl It's Your Time"   3:19
9. "War" (Moore, Blegvad) 4:23
10. "Just Us"   4:14
11. "Twilight, Uxbridge Rd."   2:22

Musicians[edit]

Produced by Anthony Moore and Laurie Latham
Engineered by Laurie Latham and Edwin Cross
Remastered for CD by Tony Arnold

Reviews[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

"Building dense sonic forests filled with jagged splinters and dry, incongruously delicate vocals, the results fall somewhere between Peter Gabriel, John Cale, David Bowie and Kevin Ayers. An extraordinary record that reveals itself a little further each time it's played." – Trouser Press[3]

"While much of Moore's earlier work is pleasant, yet dispensable, Flying Doesn't Help falls into a different class altogether. Elaborate yet accessible, the effects of More's (now minus one "o") masterwork can be felt on a number of levels." – All Music[2]

Variations[edit]

The album was released with at least three different colored covers—Red (as shown above), Purple[4] and Yellow.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flying Doesn't Help, CD booklet
  2. ^ a b Jourdan, Michael. "Anthony Moore – Flying Doesn't Help". AllMusic. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anthony More". Trouser Press. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Flying Doesn't Help (as A. More)". Mantis Music. Retrieved 8 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "A. More (Anthony Moore) – Flying Doesn't Help, LP, 1979, UK". Mutant Sounds. Retrieved 8 June 2015.