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3.60 | 15 ratings | 3 reviews | 7% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

Record one (42:40)
1. These uncharded lands (5:36)
2. Kamikaze eyes (4:50)
3. Alone (5:19)
4. Anthems for the blind (4:28)
5. Bright future (5:08)
6. Frame by frame (5:52)
7. Waiting (5:23)
8. Glory (6:04)

Record two (35:49)
1. Before the storm (7:08)
2. Rad admiral (6:14)
3. Serotonin (5:35)
4. And not or (6:25)
5. Knights templar (4:35)
6. Still golden (5:52)

Total Time: 78:29

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Hillage / guitars, vocals, synthesizers
+ Miquette Giraudy / synthesizers, sequencers

Releases information

LP: UK Virgin V2244 / CD: Virgin CDV 2244 (1990)
/LP : Virgin OVED 8 (1983)

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STEVE HILLAGE For To Next / And Not Or ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(7%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (13%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars This limited double set of Steve Hillage's two 1983 records eventually became the standard configuration of this set, with CD releases typically combining the two brief New Wave/synthpop-influenced albums onto one disc.

That's not a terrible way to approach this stuff, since the records are two sides of the same coin. Both are built on Hillage and Miquette Giraudy putting down a New Wave-ish synth line and Hillage delivering some of his guitar work on it; the major difference is that And Not Or is more instrumental-oriented, whereas For To Next is more song- oriented. I prefer the And Not Or material, but getting both in one package is hardly a slap in the face, particularly since if you dig one you'll probably find the other at least tolerable.

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3 stars I've just listened to these two LPs for what must be the first time in over twenty years. The titles are taken from the BASIC computer programming language. For To Next (white) is an album of songs whereas And Not Or (black) is entirely instrumental. I've always looked upon them as somehow sp ... (read more)

Report this review (#81770) | Posted by wookierecords | Thursday, June 22, 2006 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This is not *just* for completists. It is for anyone who enjoys the guitar work of Steve Hillage and also enjoys some of the more accomplished sounds of new wave music. Think if classic Gong decided to do an album of Gary Numan covers. Hillage (mostly Miquette Giraudy) had been using sequence ... (read more)

Report this review (#45848) | Posted by | Tuesday, September 6, 2005 | Review Permanlink

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