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2.67 | 13 ratings | 2 reviews | 15% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1983

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Holsworthy Market Place (2:01)
2. Trick or Treat (3:46)
3. Der Traum Von Julius (4:39)
4. The Rock of Riley (3:55)
5. The Caretakers's Wife (6:32)
6. The Wonderful Brothers (2:42)
7. Martha's Express Wishes (3:04)
8. Hamburg Station (2:34)
9. Solo Kabine (0:45)
10. The Finger Points (2:19)
11. Haben Sie Waffen Oder Funk Dabei (1:57)
12. Slow Slither Loop (2:58)
13. My Feet Are Freezing But My Knees Are Warm (3:49)

Bonus tracks on 1993 & 2014 CD releases:
14. The Rock of Riley (Slight Return) (1:25)
15. The Caretaker's Wife '92 (Live *) (8:27)
16. Looking At You (6:42)

* Recorded at The Tenor Clef, London, November 1992

Line-up / Musicians

- Guy Evans / drums, percussion, tympani

- Giles Perring / guitar (2-6), piano (1,5,13), percussion (3), paper drums (10)
- Chris Kerridge / guitar (4,6,8,10,12,13)
- Harry Williamson / slithar (7,8,12), bass (5,7,11,12), glissando guitar (11)
- Piero Messina / guitar (16)
- Hugh Banton / organ (16)
- David Jackson / sax (1-5,13,16), flute (2)
- Karen Boswall / sax (15)
- Rob Mills / sax (15)
- Dane Kranenburg / bass (1,2,14)
- Paul Schubert / bass (4)
- Gus Garside / bass (15)
- Dave Sawyer / paper drums (6,12), conch (8)

Releases information

Attributed to Guy Evans with Life Of Riley & David Jackson

Artwork: Giles Perring (photo)

LP Shanghai ‎- HAI 101 (1983, UK)

CD Voiceprint ‎- VP112CD (1993, UK) With 3 bonus tracks
CD Voiceprint ‎- VP112CD (2014, Europe) As above

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THE LONG HELLO Volume Four ratings distribution

(13 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(31%)
Good, but non-essential (23%)
Collectors/fans only (15%)
Poor. Only for completionists (15%)

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Review by Tom Ozric
4 stars Volume 4 of the 'Long Hello' series has always been my favourite. What Guy Evans does here with his drumming and various percussion is very interesting. Starring some members of Mother Gong's alumni, we have an amazing array of experimental pieces, sometimes jazzy and sometimes spacey. Too many tunes here for track-by-track breakdown, but highlights are : 'Der Traum von Julius' - a strange piece full of mysterious tones, courtesy of Mr Jaxon's sax playing, 'Martha's Express Wishes' - complete with fast paced drumming and nice bass-playing, 'The Finger Points' - a whimsical percussive arrangement with amusing guitaring and 'Haben Sie Waffen Oder Funk Dabei ?' - which reprises Martha's E.W. but this time around with Glissando guitar. Never a dull moment on this record, and whilst sounding different from Van Der Graaf Generator, the ghost of that spirit is still to be found here.
Review by SouthSideoftheSky
1 stars Haben sie melodien dabei?

The fourth The Long Hello album is the final one, and is yet again very different in nature from the previous ones in being more of a Jazz album than a Rock album. The album is credited to Guy Evans with Life of Riley & David Jackson. I do not know who (or what) Life of Riley is, but Volume Four is basically a Guy Evans solo project. Given that a drummer is the leader, the music is naturally very percussive. A lot of rhythms, but not much melody. This makes the music forgettable for me, and Volume Four is indeed the least good of the four Long Hello albums. It is even hard to sit through this album.

Not recommended

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