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3.12 | 21 ratings | 2 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1979

Songs / Tracks Listing

- Program 1:
1. Delta Two (5:38)
2. Delta Four (6:18)
3. Delta One (7:34)
- Soundcheck:
4. Delta 3/A (2:24)
5. Delta 3/B (2:10)
6. Delta 3/C (4:02)
7. Delta 3/D (3:06)
8. Delta 3/E (2:18)
9. Delta 3/F (4:45)

Total time 38:15

Bonus Track on 2003 remaster:
10. Delta Four - 1978 digital version (3:44)

Line-up / Musicians

- Larry Fast / performer, programming, producer

- Greg Sims / programming of Alles Digital Synthesizer (2,7)

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

Delta 3 developed from themes written during soundchecks on the August to December 1978 Peter Gabriel Tour. Delta Two themes are remnants of 1974?s electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra writing sessions. Delta Four is a surviving digital synthesizer sequencer program experiment combined with some advanced tape loops. Delta One is an experiment fusing the pop and electronic vocabularies of turn of the decade composition.

Artwork: Murray Brenman with Eric Staller (photo)

LP Passport Records ‎- PB 6003 (1979, US)

CD Passport Records ‎- PBCD 6003 (1986, US)
CD Voiceprint ‎- VP298CD (2003, UK) Remastered by Larry Fast with a bonus track
CD Third Contact ‎- 3CR 1004 (2013, US) Alternate mixes of tracks #3 & #9

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SYNERGY Games ratings distribution

(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(14%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (24%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by greenback
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3 stars Compared to the first 2 records, this one has definite electronic beat and drums. Because of that, it seems the keyboards are sometimes slightly more in the background. Those keyboards often sound a bit like Tony Banks' ones on his solo albums, but they are less melodic and quite colder here. One track particularly has retained my attention: "Delta four": You hear a violin-like keyboard solo that is barely bearable, which gives you a pretty scary feeling, especially if you turn up the volume! After this infernal cold sound, comes a smooth, subtle & floating background keyboard that sounds so good, because of this previous hysterical pattern: just experience it!! Let's say Larry Fast here is quite less symphonic than on all the previous records: he often experiments rather curious & fatty futuristic sound textures.

Rating: 3.5 stars

Latest members reviews

3 stars Fast experiments with new synthesized sounds. The melodies are not always prominent, but why should they be. The violin impression he creates is quite interesting. Many musical themes recur, emerging and fading. His string section impressions are mellow and provide relief from some heavier mate ... (read more)

Report this review (#126489) | Posted by convocation | Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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