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The Work's long-lost, never before issued last album from 1994 superbly recorded live in Breisgau, completing their catalog with 18 songs never before released on any studio album.

Work, The
The 4th World

Work, The : The 4th World (Ad Hoc Records)
Label: Ad Hoc Records    
Released in: USA    

"The 4th World is The Work's long-lost, never before issued, very last album, from 1994. Succeeding See by some two years, it shares that album's aesthetics and approach - an economy of means, and superior song-writing/ playing - even when compared to their earlier albums. One wouldn't guess it was recorded live at a gig in Breisgau, because the sound is, quite honestly, superlative, and is even better than any of their studio albums. The original, mono recordings (by Volkmar Miedtke) were meticulously reprocessed into stereo years later by Udi Koomran, and the sound has really been, "opened up". The playing itself is also powerful and thoughtful. Especially important is the fact that only two of the twenty songs on this disc were released on previous albums, thus making The Work's entire catalog finally complete, and now wholly in print."-Ad Hoc Records

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Product Information:

UPC: 187914003959

Label: Ad Hoc Records
Catalog ID: Ad Hoc 26
Squidco Product Code: 13478

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: USA
Packaging: Digipack
Recorded live in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, on April 18th, 1994 by Volkmar Miedtke.


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Track Listing:

1. Dark glass 2:54

2. Wrong place 3:50

3. Onward 1:57

4. Humanity, lost, wandering 2:46

5. Place of emergence 2:40

6. Irregular 0:36

7. Numeral tints 0:53

8. Vera and the nihilists 1:53

9. Daily for revenge 0:50

10. G7 2:11

11. (We) go back 1:38

12. Like a water 2:21

13. Nothing left over 2:27

14. Hell 4:29

15. Crawling to safer ground 2:34

16. Read to me quietly 4:10

17. The distance 2:29

18. This is the cure 3:20

19. The hive coda 1:51

20. The rim 5:20