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Performer: Henry Cow
Title: Western Culture
Released: 2006
Country: UK
Style: Avantgarde
Category: Jazz / Rock
Album rating: 4.3
Votes: 697
Size MP3: 1895 mb
Size FLAC: 1735 mb
Size WMA: 1379 mb
Other formats: MP4 XM MP2 MP3 AUD AIFF MOD

Henry Cow were an English avant-rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by ts Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson. Henry Cow's personnel fluctuated over their decade together, but drummer Chris Cutler, bassist John Greaves, and bassoonist/oboist Lindsay Cooper were important long-term members alongside Frith and Hodgkinson. An inherent anti-commercial attitude kept them at arm's length from the mainstream music business, enabling them to experiment at will.

Western Culture is a studio album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in January, July and August 1978. It was their last album and was released on Henry Cow's own private label, Broadcast, in 1979. Only the UK Broadcast pressing used the custom label artwork design.

WESTERN CULTURE saw Henry Cow return to their original instrumental formula, extensively featuring Lindsay Cooper's winds, and in turn - having influenced a number of other RIO acts - the Henry Cow sound saw a great deal of influence from Univers Zero, and some of the more esoteric elements of the Zamla Mammaz Manna sound. Western Culture" was recorded july 1978 at sunrise studio, but album was released not before october 1979, first copies arrived in switzerland january 1980! 답글 나에게 알림 1 Helpful.

The group's fourth and final studio LP, Western Culture remained for a long time Henry Cow's hidden treasure. Two factors were instrumental to its occultation (and one more than the other): first, it was not released by Virgin like the other ones; second, it did not have the "sock" artwork common to its brothers. Obscurity aside, Western Culture remains one of the group's strongest efforts in the lines of composition, especially since the unit was literally torn apart at the time.

Template:Use dmy dates Template:Use British English. Concerts is a live double album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at concerts in London, Italy, the Netherlands and Norway between September 1974 and October 1975. Sides one and two of the LP record consist of composed material while sides three and four contain improvised pieces.

Western Culture was recorded in 1978 some time after their difficult split with Virgin, and was made in the knowledge that the group was to fold afterwards (a previous attempt at recording had failed a few months earlier). Though these were obviously tricky times for all concerned, you wouldn't know it from the music on this CD, which is some of their finest and dispatched with awesome precision and economy.

Tracklist Hide Credits

History & Prospects
1 Industry
Guitar [Hawaiian Guitar], Composed By – Tim HodgkinsonPiano – Chris Cutler
2 The Decay Of Cities
Guitar [Hawaiian Guitar], Composed By – Tim Hodgkinson
3 On The Raft
Composed By – Tim HodgkinsonSoprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Fred FrithTrumpet – Chris Cutler
Day By Day
4 Falling Away
Composed By – Lindsay CooperPiano – Chris Cutler
5 Gretel's Tale
Composed By – Lindsay CooperPiano – Irene Schweizer
6 Look Back
Composed By – Lindsay Cooper
7 Half The Sky
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Lindsay Cooper, Tim Hodgkinson
Additional Tracks
8 (Silence) 1:30
9 Viva Pa Ubu
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Tim Hodgkinson
10 Look Back (Alt)
Composed By – Lindsay Cooper
11 Slice
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Lindsay Cooper

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – ReR Megacorp
  • Published By – Arcades Music
  • Copyright (c) – Arcades Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – ReR Megacorp
  • Recorded At – Sunrise Studios
  • Remastered At – Studio Midi-Pyrénées
  • Made By – MorphiusDisc Manufacturing – MORPH-1751
  • Made By – www.morphius.com – MORPH-1751
  • Glass Mastered At – DCA – 1/1DCA10354


  • Bassoon, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax], Recorder [Soprano Recorders] – Lindsay Cooper
  • Design, Layout – Gregg Skerman
  • Drums, Electronic Drums [Electrified Drums], Noises [Noise], Painting [Cover Paintings], Liner Notes [Booklet Text] – Chris Cutler
  • Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Banjo – Fred Frith
  • Organ [Organs], Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax], Clarinet – Tim Hodgkinson
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Etienne Conod, Henry Cow
  • Remastered By – Bob Drake (tracks: 9 to 11)
  • Trombone, Violin – Anne-Marie Roelofs* (tracks: 1 to 6, 10)


Japanese Special Limited edition of 500 copies. With same 8 pages booklet as Henry Cow - Western Culture.
Issued without obi.

Tracks 1 - 6 and 9 and 11 recorded and mixed at Sunrise Studio, Kirchberg, Switzerland, between 26th July and 8th August 1978
Track 7 & 10 the same, but January 1978.
Tracks 9, 10 & 11 remastered at Studio Midi Pyrenees, France.
All titles c Arcades Music 1978.

c Arcades Music 1978
p ReR Megacorp 2001
Made in USA

Released and Distributed by ReR Megacorp.
Distributed in USA by ReR USA.
Distributed in Japan by Locus Solus.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: ***1/1DCA10354* MORPHIUSDISC MFG WWW.MORPHIUS.COM MORPH-1751 01 ***1/1DCA10354*
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI LL27
  • Mould SID Code: none
  • Label Code: LC-02677
  • Other (Cat.# On Disc And Spine): Rer HC4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BC1 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(LP, Album) Broadcast Records BC1 UK 1978
ESD 80852 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, RP) East Side Digital ESD 80852 US 1988
OLPS 55004 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(LP, Album) L'Orchestra OLPS 55004 Italy 1980
ReR HC4 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp ReR HC4 UK Unknown
LIMECD 013 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард" LIMECD 013 Russia 1999

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