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ARTIST
TITLE
Symphony of the Birds
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
EM 1044CD EM 1044CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2006

2013 repress, originally released in 2006. Symphony of the Birds is a CD reissue of the historical 1950s LP, featuring a three-track multi-speed tape collage, "Symphony," made by ONLY nature's birdsongs (it's REAL), plus regular-speed and time-stretched field recordings, and explanations from the man himself. Jim Fassett was the musical director of CBS radio in the '50s-'60s, and also famous as the author of another concrete work, Strange to Your Ears in the '50s. The kinda roots of recent field recordings/drones stuff. Total birdsong mania! Huge booklet of photos and (mostly Japanese-only) texts -- so big that EM actually uses a slightly larger-than-normal jewel case to make it fit!