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ARTIST
TITLE
Michael Nyman
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
MNR 123CD MNR 123CD
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RELEASE DATE
1/10/2012

Deluxe 30th anniversary of the first Michael Nyman Band album, originally released in 1981. "Critically acclaimed as Nyman's groundbreaking record that combined minimalist, experimentalist music and jazz improvisation for the first time, this album has only ever been available on the rarest of long-since deleted vinyl. Most of the music on Michael Nyman was material from the early films by Peter Greenaway such as Bird Anthem (Act Of God) and Bird List Song (The Falls). The album also includes his first concert work for the band, 'In Re Don Giovanni' which was released as a single on Les Disques du Crepuscule (home of Cabaret Voltaire, Durutti Column and Josef K amongst others) under the title 'Mozart.' The most groundbreaking track on Michael Nyman, however, is 'Waltz in F,' a piece Nyman wrote for art students whilst teaching at Trent Polytechnic in 1977, Nyman subsequently commandeering two modern jazz improvisers, Evan Parker and Peter Brotzman, to 'destroy' this piece. Ultimately, Parker and Brotzman ended up playing over and around ten separate tracks whilst Nyman and Cunningham mixed in their 'Waltz.' Beautifully packaged in a 6 panel digipack and including two limited edition posters of the the original UK and Japanese LP artwork."