Old Tunes

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Old Tunes is the collective name given to two officially unreleased audio cassette tape recordings by the Scottish electronic music duo Boards of Canada: Old Tunes Vol. 1 (also known as A Few Old Tunes), and Old Tunes Vol. 2, both produced in 1996. Although neither tape has been officially released by the band, copies have leaked online and can be found on media-sharing sites such as YouTube.

A Few Old Tunes cassette liner

Background[edit]

Old Tunes, as with most of Boards of Canada's other early work, were privately released only to the artists' family and friends. When MP3s of the albums' songs appeared on peer-to-peer file sharing service Soulseek in the early 2000s, there was controversy among fans as to their authenticity given past fraudulent claims of Boards of Canada "rarities" albums. Neither Boards of Canada nor their label acknowledged their validity until someone attempted to sell the tapes on eBay, when a representative for Hexagon Sun explained the private nature of the recordings and the possibility of a compilation release in the future.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

Track listings[edit]

on A Few Old Tunes:1

Side A:

  1. "Spectrum" – 2:19
  2. "Light, Clear Hair" – 0:41
  3. "P:C:" – 0:48
  4. "Trapped" – 3:52
  5. "Rodox Video" – 1:19
  6. "Happy Cycling" – 1:49 (Not to be confused with the song of the same name on Music Has the Right to Children and the Peel Session EP)
  7. "House Of Abin'adab" – 1:55
  8. "Finity" – 5:00
  9. "Forest Moon" – 6:35
  10. "Skimming Stones" – 2:12
  11. "Carcan" – 1:50
  12. "Devil" – 0:14
  13. "Mansel" – 5:36
  14. "She Is P" – 1:42
  15. "Davie Addison" – 1:15

Side B:

  1. "Sac" – 1:23
  2. "Blockbusters" – 0:40
  3. "I Will Get It Tattooed" – 1:37
  4. "The Way You Show" – 2:56
  5. "I Love U" – 1:41 (Original name of 'The Color of the Fire' on Music Has the Right to Children)
  6. "King Of Carnival" – 4:18
  7. "M9" – 3:32
  8. "Original Nlogax" – 1:11 (Not to be confused with 'Nlogax' on BoC Maxima and Hi Scores)
  9. "Sequoia" – 4:49
  10. "Boqurant" – 1:43
  11. "5.9.78" – 4:14
  12. "Wendy Miller" – 0:32
  13. "Paul Russell's Piece" – 0:53
  14. "Up The March Bank" – 3:24
  15. "Nova Scotia Robots" – 1:47

on Old Tunes Volume 2:

Side A:

  1. "We've Started Up" – 5:39
  2. "Jimbo Rehearsing" – 0:35
  3. "Staircase Whip" – 2:14
  4. "Statue Of Liberty" – 1:52
  5. "Dave (I'm A Real Traditionalist)" – 1:50
  6. "Peace-Tony-Devil" – 0:18 (Not to be confused with 'Devil' on Old Tunes Volume 1)
  7. "To The Wind" – 2:30
  8. "Iraq Says" – 0:38
  9. "Nine-Rubber Wisdom" – 1:20
  10. "On A Rolling Sea" – 1:34
  11. "Iced Cooly Beatnik" – 0:36
  12. "David Came To Mahana'im" – 4:39
  13. "Sir Prancelot Brainfire" – 2:51
  14. "North Sea Arbeit" – 1:12
  15. "Mushyz" – 0:35
  16. "Heysanna Hosanna" – 0:59
  17. "Fly In The Pool" – 0:51
  18. "Mukinabaht" – 5:05
  19. "It's A Whole 'Nother Year" – 2:00

Side B:

  1. "Kiteracer 2" – 2:29
  2. "Bmx Track" – 5:05
  3. "Hiscores" – 3:38
  4. "Geometric Piss" – 0:51
  5. "Zander Two" – 3:59
  6. "Magic Teens" – 3:00
  7. "Apparatus" – 0:33
  8. "Music For Pylons" – 1:12
  9. "Alpha Rainbow" – 1:12
  10. "Northern Plastics" – 1:55
  11. "Buckie High" – 5:16
  12. "I Love My New Shears" – 3:11
  13. "Solarium" – 0:22
  14. "Breaking Nehushtan" – 2:41
  15. "Orange Hexagon Sun" – 2:22 (Not to be confused with 'Turquoise Hexagon Sun' from Hi Scores and Music Has the Right to Children)
  16. "Lick" – 2:39
  17. "Powerline Misfortune" – 1:15
Old Tunes vol. 2 cassette liner

See also[edit]

Old Tunes vol. 2 cassette liner

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fredd E's Boards of Canada discography; A Few Old Tunes Archived 8 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2007/05/07.
  2. ^ Fredd E's Boards of Canada discography; Old Tunes Vol. 1 Archived 8 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2007/05/07.
  3. ^ Fredd E's Boards of Canada discography; Old Tunes Vol. 2 Archived 8 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2007/05/07.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 December 2006. Retrieved 31 January 2007. 
  5. ^ boardsofcanada: Closes Volume 2??? - livejournal.com Retrieved on 2007/05/07.
  6. ^ A Few Old Tunes - bocwiki Retrieved on 2007/05/07.
  7. ^ Old Tunes Saga - bocwiki Archived 18 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 2008/04/07.

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