Is There Anything About?

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Is There Anything About?
Brand X - Is There Anything About.jpg
Studio album by Brand X
Released September 1982
Recorded Startling Studios, Ascot, UK, April 1979, except track 5, "Is There Anything About", recorded mid 1970s
Genre Jazz fusion
Length 33:37
Label Passport (US)
CBS (original UK release)
Vertigo (Europe, Scandinavia and South America)
Epic (Japan)
Columbia (1996 UK reissue)
Producer Robin Lumley, Brand X
Brand X chronology
Do They Hurt?
(1980)Do They Hurt?1980
Is There Anything About?
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [1]

Is There Anything About? is the sixth studio album by British jazz fusion group Brand X. It is the last album to feature longstanding members Robin Lumley and Phil Collins. It was assembled from outtakes from the 1979 Product sessions. These sessions produced around twenty tracks which became Product (1979), Do They Hurt? (1980) and Is There Anything About? (1982). "Modern, Noisy and Effective" is the backing track to "Soho" with a new keyboard line overdubbed over the top of it. "A Longer April" is just an extended version of "April" from Product, with a bit of synth noise added in the middle. "TMIU-ATGA" is taken from an old cassette tape running in the studio when the band were improvising.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Ipanaemia" (Goodsall) – 4:30
  2. "A Longer April" (Giblin) – 7:00
  3. "Modern, Noisy and Effective" (Goodsall, Lumley, Short) – 3:56

Side two[edit]

  1. "Swan Song" (Collins, Giblin, Lumley, Short) – 5:37
  2. "Is There Anything About?" (Collins, Goodsall, Jones) – 7:53
  3. "Tmiu-Atga" (Giblin, Lumley, Robinson) – 5:09

Reissue on CD[edit]

  1. "Ipanemia" (Goodsall) – 4:13
  2. "A Longer April" (Giblin) – 7:23
  3. "Tmiu-Atga" (Giblin, Lumley, Robinson) – 5:09
  4. "Swan Song" (Collins, Giblin, Lumley, Short) – 5:37
  5. "Is There Anything About?" (Collins, Goodsall, Jones) – 7:53
  6. "Modern, Noisy and Effective" (Goodsall, Lumley, Short) – 3:58


Additional personnel


Year Chart Position
1982 UK Album Chart 93[2]


  • This album is outtakes from the Product (1979) sessions.
  • TMIU-ATGA means "they're making it up as they go along".
  • "A Longer April" is a re-engineered version of "April" from the Product (1979) sessions.
  • "Modern, Noisy, and Effective" is a recycling of the backing track of "Soho" from the Product (1979) album; that track had been engineered by Collins, who was described as "modern, noisy, and effective". This phrase, in fact, first appears in the film Three Dates with Genesis (1978); the narrator describes the scene in which the stage has been torn down and all the equipment loaded into trucks thus: "Like the rock band they service, the trucks are noisy, modern, and effective; at 2:30 on a Friday morning, they leave Mannheim to drive halfway across Europe to the Dutch border."


  1. ^ "AllMusic ((( Brand X - Is There Anything About (1982) > Overview )))". Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ "Chart Stats: Brand X - Is There Anything About (1982)". Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2010-01-09. 

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