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ARTIST
TITLE
Desperate Straights
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
RER HCSH1 RER HCSH1
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/17/2004

2004 remaster (previously reissued on Virgin UK). Feat: Dagmar Krause, Fred Frith, Peter Blegvad, Chris Cutler, Anthony Moore, John Greaves, Tim Hodgkinson. "Regarded as a paradigm in Artrock circles, the extended line-up of Henry Cow with Slapp Happy in 1975 produced this legendary recording for Virgin Records. It features a veritable who's-who of Recommended artists, all of whom have gone on to relative fame with ensuing bands, as well as some of the more respected names associated with the famous MANOR studios during the 70's. This oddly accessible gem boasts both Anthony Moore's and Peter Blegvad's greatest creations as writers, as well as some of the Henry Cow group's greatest arrangements. The songs themselves are a bizarre mixture of slanted pop-rock, showtunes, Dadaistic revelations and 70's Prog-Rock virtuosity. This record ranks extremely high amongst life-long fans of both bands and, by means of this long-awaited reissue will surely win over a new generation of listeners as well."