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Henry Cow - Western Culture mp3 album

  • Performer: Henry Cow
  • Title: Western Culture
  • Genre: Jazz / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2001
  • Style: Avantgarde
  • MP3 album: 1154 mb
  • FLAC album: 1184 mb
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 642
Henry Cow - Western Culture mp3 album

Western Culture is a studio album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Sunrise Studios in Kirchberg, Switzerland in January, July and August 1978. It was their last album and was released on Henry Cow's own private label, Broadcast, in 1979. Only the UK Broadcast pressing used the custom label artwork design.

Henry Cow. Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, RP). East Side Digital. Henry Cow. Western Culture ‎(LP, Album). Western Culture" was recorded july 1978 at sunrise studio, but album was released not before october 1979, first copies arrived in switzerland january 1980! Reply Notify me 1 Helpful. Marketplace 0 11 For Sale from €2. 4.

Unrest is an album by British avant-rock group Henry Cow, recorded at Virgin Records' Manor studios in February and March 1974. It was their second album and was released in May 1974. It was their first album including oboe and bassoon player Lindsay Cooper, who replaced saxophonist Geoff Leigh. The album was dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Uli Trepte.

Western Culture" is the final HENRY COW release, and it represents the next logical step from "In Praise of Learning". After some dissention in the band, this would become Henry Cow's last album. The attention of members of the group would now go towards the "Art Bears". It was then decided that this album would be an all instrumental album, thus staying away from any commercial appeal pretty much. What ended up happening, after all was said and done, is this excellent album of Rock in Opposition, probably the best of all of the Henry Cow albums.

Overall, Western Culture is a fitting end to one of the most important avant-garde bands of the 1970s, even though the key players in Henry Cow continued to work together in various configurations over the years, released a lot of fine music and exerted a massive influence. Although, this album doesn't follow the path left by the Slapp Happy/Henry Cow collaboration, it still is aa great instrumental album that bonds avant-garde jazz with contemporary classical music.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

History & Prospects
1 Industry
Guitar [Hawaiian], Composed By – Tim HodgkinsonPiano – Chris Cutler
2 The Decay Of Cities
Guitar [Hawaiian], Composed By – Tim Hodgkinson
3 On The Raft
Composed By – Tim HodgkinsonSoprano Saxophone – Fred FrithTrumpet – Chris Cutler
Day By Day
4 Falling Away
Composed By – Lindsay CooperPiano – Chris Cutler
5 Gretel's Tale
Composed By – Lindsay CooperPiano – Irene Schweizer
6 Look Back
Composed By – Lindsay Cooper
7 Half The Sky
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Lindsay Cooper, Tim Hodgkinson
Additional Tracks
8 Viva Pa Ubu
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Tim Hodgkinson
9 Look Back (Alt)
Composed By – Lindsay Cooper
10 Slice
Bass – Georgie BornComposed By – Lindsay Cooper


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Banjo – Fred Frith
  • Bassoon, Oboe, Soprano Saxophone, Recorder [Sopranino] – Lindsay Cooper
  • Design, Layout – Gregg Skerman
  • Drums, Electronic Drums, Noises, Painting [Cover Paintings], Liner Notes [Booklet Text] – Chris Cutler
  • Organ, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet – Tim Hodgkinson
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Etienne Conod, Henry Cow
  • Remastered By – Bob Drake (tracks: 8 to 10)
  • Trombone, Violin – Anne-Marie Roelofs* (tracks: 1 to 6, 9)


c Arcades Music 1978
p ReR Megacorp 2001

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 21561 81652 7

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BC1 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(LP, Album) Broadcast Records BC1 UK 1978
ESD 80852 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, RP) East Side Digital ESD 80852 US 1988
OLPS 55004 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(LP, Album) L'Orchestra OLPS 55004 Italy 1980
ReR HC4 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, RE) ReR Megacorp ReR HC4 UK Unknown
LIMECD 013 Henry Cow Western Culture ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард" LIMECD 013 Russia 1999

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