All?s Well CD (2008)

Artist: Camberwell Now

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Product Overview


Label Rer Usa
SKU 210499153
UPC 752725022828
UPC 14 00752725022828
Format CD
Release Date 12/5/2008
Author Camberwell Now
Technical Info
CatalogID DU 0022
Lable Name ReR USA
Released 01/22/2007
Original Release 1992
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 73m : 59s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00752725022828
Album Notes and Credits
Composer: Charles Hayward .
Lyricist: Camberwell Now.
Camberwell Now: Stephen Rickard, Charles Hayward (autoharp); Trefor Gorowny (bass instrument).
Personnel: Polly Edmett, Friends And Neighbours (vocals).
This CD compiles the complete recorded works of Charles Hayward's overlooked post- This Heat project, Camberwell Now, which released two EPs, Meridian and Greenfingers, and a single album, The Ghost Trade, between 1983 and 1985. Dealing in extended, tragic political songs set to an avant-rock backing, this project certainly maintained shades of his former group This Heat's brilliance. Camberwell Now's recordings are as eclectic and complex in their orchestration, yet have more of a pop simplicity. Peter Hammill, Wire, and Robert Wyatt are all good points of reference for the textured sound. Following groundbreaking work with Quiet Sunand This Heat, the '70s the '80s saw Haward's songs developing in a direction not dissimilar to those of Robert Wyatt of the same early-'80s period. That is, a highly intellectual, experimental rock music that, while it has roots in the avant-garde, it relates directly to the British folk traditional song. Charles Hayward's later solo work started to return to the abstract with Survive the Gesture, Skew-Whiff, and Switch On War. These experimental and improvised albums, plus the posthumous attention This Heat received in the '90s, may have shrouded Charles Hayward's extraordinary songwriting skills, which are displayed here in their most focused and pure form. ~ Skip Jansen
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.49) - "Their use of tapes echoed sampling's role as a postmodern tool of composition..."
Disc 1
1 Cutty Sark
2 Pearl Divers
3 Spirit of Dunkirk
4 Resplash
5 Daddy Needs a Throne
6 Workin Nights
7 Sitcom
8 Wheat Futures
9 Speculative Fiction
10 Green Lantern
11 Ghost Trade, The
12 Greenfingers
13 Mystery of the Fence
14 Know How
15 Element Unknown
Product Attributes
Artist Camberwell Now
Music Format Compact Disc
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