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An absolutely essential extension to the late Lindsay Cooper's discography, 2 CDs collecting rare works from projects and groups including recordings with Alfred Harth, Phil Minton, Robert Wyatt, David Thomas, Connie Bauer, Fred Frith, Chris Cutler, &c. &c.

Cooper, Lindsay
Rarities Volumes 1 & 2

Cooper, Lindsay : Rarities Volumes 1 & 2 (Recommended Records)

Label: Recommended Records    
Released in: Great Britain    

"This double CD set collects together, amongst other things, all of "Outtakes for Other Occasions" and "The Small Screen", both of which were never commercially released, all four pieces from "The Classic Guide to NoMansLand", the subscription 7" "Pictures from the Great Exhibition" collage, an extract from the "Concerto for Sopranino Saxophone and Orchestra", an amazing, unreleased, live recording of Trio Trabant with Alfred Harth and Phil Minton, Education sung by Sally Potter, In the Dark Year, sung by Robert Wyatt, material from the with David Thomas and - the really great discovery - a really extraordinary solo piano performance recorded at Roulette in 1985. Comes with a substantial memorial booklet with newly discovered photographs, and texts by Sally Potter, Tim Hodgkinson, David Thomas and Kate Westbrook."-Recommended Records

"Lindsay Cooper (3 March 1951 18 September 2013) was an English bassoon and oboe player, composer and political activist. Best known for her work with the band Henry Cow, she was also a member of Comus, National Health, News from Babel and David Thomas and the Pedestrians. She collaborated with a number of musicians, including Chris Cutler and Sally Potter, and co-founded the Feminist Improvising Group. She wrote scores for film and TV and a song cycle Oh Moscow which was performed live around the world in 1987. She also recorded a number of solo albums, including Rags (1980), The Gold Diggers (1983) and Music For Other Occasions (1986).

Cooper was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in the late 1970s, but did not disclose it to the musical community until the late 1990s when her illness prevented her from performing live. In September 2013, Cooper died from the illness at the age of 62, 15 years after her retirement."

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Product Information:

UPC: 752725034029

Label: Recommended Records
Catalog ID: ReRLC2/3
Squidco Product Code: 19828

Format: 2 CDs
Condition: New
Released: 2014
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Jewel Tray 2-CD case with swinging tray.
I. OUTTAKES FOR OTHER OCCASIONS : recorded in London between 1979-84.

II. THE SMALL SCREEN, MUSIC FOR TELEVISION : Recorded at Wave Studios. Green Flutes in March 1983, Four Corners in March and August 1984, Domestic Bliss in June 1984 and With Our Children in September 1984.

III. LINDSAY COOPER and ORCHESTRA : Recorded at the Angelica Festival, Bologna, in 1992.

IV. A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO NOMANSLAND : Recorded an engineered at Trio Studio, Frankfurt/Main in March 1987.

TRIO TRABANT : Recorded at Festival Music in the Ancienne Laiterie, Strasbourg, on October 4, 1991. Mastered by Alfred 23 Harth at Laubhuette Studio Moonsun, Korea.

Track 2-7 : Recorded at Kaleidophon in April 1979 fr the film 'Song Of The Shirt'.

Track 2-8 : Recorded and engineered at Cold Storage, Brixton, between October 29 and 31, 1984.

Track 2-9 : Recorded live at Roulette, New York, on 13 November 1985

Track 2-10 : concert recorded at Hirschwirtrestaurant in Erding, Germany on December 11, 1982. Originally released on the LP Winter Comes Home, Re Records (Re dtlp) 1983.

Track 2-11 : Recorded at Cold Storage, Brixton by Bill Gilonis in April 1984.


Lindsay Cooper-composer, bass guitar, bassoon, piano, oboe, sopranino saxophone, alto saxophone

Alfred Harth-alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, piano, synthesizer, organ, Melodica, bass clarinet

Georgie Born-cello, bass guitar, voice

Chris Cutler-drums

Irita Kutchmy-flute, saxophone, piccolo flute

Fred Frith-guitar

Kate Westbrook-horn, vocals

Bill Gilonis-bass guitar

Celia Gore Booth-saw

Elvira Plenar-synthesizer, piano

Connie Bauer-trombone

Phil Minton-trumpet, voice

Vicky Aspinall-violin

Ann-Marie Roelofs-violin, trombone

Dagmar Krause-vocals

David Thomas-voice

Maggie Nicols-voice

Robert Wyatt-voice

Sally Potter-voice

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Track Listing:

CD 1:

I. Outtakes for Other Occasions:

1. Tsar's Band 0:44

2. The Assassination 1:33

3. The Evening Before 1:51

4. Give us a Smile: film score 3:05

5. Washing Line 0:36

6. Against the Current:film score 3:08

7. The Time of their Lives: curtain music 1:22

8. Trih's Song 1:17

II. The Small Screen. Music for Television.

9. The Song of the Goose and the Common 1:34

10. Off the Fence 1:20

11. Fair Exchange 1:59

12. Windscale 0:47

13. The Number 8 Bus 1:23

14. Belfast 2:08

15. Fanfare 0:39

16. Flute Tune 1:16

17. Priesthill 0:49

18. Domestic Bliss: end Credits 2:37

19. Court Entry 0:57

20. Lord Wilberforce 1:02

21. Home Movies 1 1:12

22. Open Letters 2:30

23. Linda B 1:05

24. Home Movies 2 2:51

25. Three Heads 1:14

26. Julia: end Credits 3:16

III. Lindsay Cooper and Orchestra

27. Extract from Concerto Per Sax Sopranino e Archi 5:07

IV. A Classic Guide to Nomansland

28. In the Archive 0:40

29. Mainz 1:55

30. Paulskirche 2:22CD 2:

Trio Trabant (Lindsay Cooper, Alfred 23 Harth, Phil Minton)

1. Le Detroit 6:49

2. De Breede en de Smalle Weg 4:41

3. Le Cadran Bleu 3 5:38

4. State of Retrograd 4:43

5. Vigilanz 3:46

6. Le Cadran Bleu 5 8:02

Lindsay Cooper

7. Pictures from the Great Exhibition 8:08


8. In the Dark Year 3:48

Lindsay Cooper

9. Piano Roulette. Solo Piano 11:24

David Thomas and the Pedestrians

10. Petrified 9:49


11. Education 3:42