Phonography (album)

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Phonography
Phonog1.jpg
Compilation album by R. Stevie Moore
Released April 26, 1976 (1976-04-26)
Recorded 1973–1976
Genre
Length 44:07
Label
  • Vital
  • H.P.
Producer R. Stevie Moore
R. Stevie Moore chronology
Phonography
(1976)
Stance
(1978)

Phonography is the 1976 debut 12" vinyl record album by outsider musician and one-man band R. Stevie Moore.

The album was originally privately pressed in a limited edition of 100 copies on the artist's private Vital Records "label" in Nashville Tennessee. It contains Moore's earliest songs and sound experiments, all recorded on 1/4 track 7½ ips reel-to-reel stereo tape decks. A 7" e.p. was issued in 1977 called Four From Phonography, which was the debut release by Moore's uncle Harry Palmer's H.P. Music label.

The album was reissued in a larger general pressing on H.P. Music in late 1978. It had a different front cover image.

Phonography was included in "Alt-Rock-A-Rama" as being among "The Fifty Most Significant Indie Records".

Phonography was reissued on compact disc in 1998 by Flamingo Records in Albuquerque NM. It included 8 non-LP bonus tracks, as well as many photos and an informative interview/essay by Dennis Diken.

Phonography was newly remastered and reissued again on CD in 2009 by Chris Cutler's Recommended Records without the bonus tracks, but with a new booklet of images and data. In 2010 a newer remaster was reissued on deluxe high-grade vinyl by Sundazed Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Melbourne" - 3:24
  2. "Explanation of Artist" - :31
  3. "Goodbye Piano" - 2:37
  4. "Explanation of Listener" - :49
  5. "California Rhythm" - 3:42
  6. "I've Begun to Fall in Love" - 2:03
  7. "The Spot" - 1:19
  8. "I Want You in My Life" - 2:25
  9. "I Wish I Could Sing" - 4:12 video
  10. "Theme from A.G." - 1:24
  11. "The Voice" - :44
  12. "Showing Shadows" - 3:02 video
  13. "She Don't Know What to Do with Herself" - 3:17
  14. "The Lariat Wressed Posing Hour" - 3:53 video
  15. "I Not Listening" - 3:13
  16. "Mr. Nashville" - 1:34
  17. "Moons" - 5:57
  18. "Welcome to London" - :57 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  19. "You and Me" - 2:29 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  20. "Wayne Wayne (Go Away)" - 4:46 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  21. "Forecast" - 2:00 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  22. "Why Should I Love You" - 3:53 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  23. "Dates" - 5:09 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  24. "Hobbies Galore" - 4:13 (bonus track on 1998 CD)
  25. "Because We're the Dig" - 5:17 (bonus track on 1998 CD)

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