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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2008

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stockholm 1 (6:38)
2. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 1 (3:28)
3. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 2 (2:55)
4. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 3 (2:27)
5. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 4 (6:17)
6. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 5 (1:59)
7. A Bridge to Ruins (5:08)
8. Ottawa Song (3:27)
9. Göteborg 1 Part 1 (6:06)
10. Göteborg 1 Part 2 (8:20)
11. Göteborg 1 Part 3 (2:27)
12. No More Songs (3:35)
13. Stockholm 2 (6:13)
14. The March (4:15)

Total Time: 63:23

Line-up / Musicians

- Georgie Born / fretless bass, cello (1-7, 12-14)
- Lindsay Cooper / bassoon, flute, recorder, piano (1-2), tapes (9-11)
- Chris Cutler / drums, electrification (13), piano (10)
- Fred Frith / guitar, xylophone, piano (13-14), tapes (9-11)
- John Greaves / bass (8), voice (8)
- Tim Hodgkinson / organ, also saxophone, clarinet, voice, tapes (9-11)
- Dagmar Krause / singing (1-7, 12-14)

Releases information

CD Recommended Records ReR HC12 (2008 UK)

Part 6 of the 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set

Recorded by Sveriges Radio 1975 & 1977. Non invasively re-mixed and remastered 2007/8

The original liner notes were incorrect, this is the correct information:

Ottawa Song was not part of the Gothenburg concert, but was from a concert in Hamburg on 26 March 1976 and included John Greaves on bass guitar and singing.

The Gothenburg concert took place in May 1976, not May 1975, and as John Greaves had left the band in March 1976 and Georgie Born did not join until June 1976, Göteborg 1 was performed without a dedicated bass guitarist.

Tapes were used on Göteborg 1 and not on Stockholm 2.

Thanks to James for the addition
and to The Bearded Bard for the last updates
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Review by Sean Trane
4 stars If I understood well, S&G is the only Henry Cow "new album" to be sold separately from the second boxset, but I?ll be damned if I remember a valid explanation, except for maybe this album being the only real novelty along with the DVD (also part of this boxset and sold separately); indeed in the hype of this release, I think the other Cds' contents where generally available through bootlegs or the band itself. It might also be the only Cd of the boxset with a good sound as the three sources (2 concerts and a broadcast) are from the source

As usual with HC, their live appearances were generally even more experimental than their studio effort and their Swedish tour was no exception. So if you like Leg-End, cringe art Praise Of Learning and puke at unrest, this is definitely not for you, even if there are some more accessible moments, but they?re rather far and between. Actually this S&G concert is definitely closer to Western Culture than Unrest in terms of accessibility, and most of the two Stockholm dates, Dagmar Krause "sings" although I wouldn't say her presence is overbearing like on IPOL album.

What is not immediately perceivable is that with this line-up (which is the one of most of the boxset) is that Henry Cow might have been Henriette, for there are three women in the band. Indeed besides the previously mentioned Dagmar and her disputable vocals, we have the usual wild-looking Lindsey Cooper and her terrifying bassoon and whatever wind instruments she decides to torture, but also the cuter Georgie Born (although some of her dresses are cure against love) with her transparent bass guitar and when not, her cello. Defending the male faith are the mainstays Fred fFrith on guitar, vibraphone and violin, Chris Cutler on drums, electronics and whatever was struck by his sticks, and the more eclectic Tim Hodgkinson and his organ and array of wind instruments . In total we have a highly interesting album for those willing to invest the time in repeated listens, because it?s clear that the Swedish concerts don't give in all that easily: you have conquer them, but ultimately this should be very rewarding, to the image of the album-closing March or No More Songs (from Goteborg).

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3 stars Erk Gah! A wonderful archive of their live concerts in the late 70s, this album is a must-have for Henry Cow fans. This album is volume 6 in the 10-CD 'The Road' box set. It was simultaneously released on its own on the strength of its excellent sound quality, having been recorded by Sveriges R ... (read more)

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