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    Pagan Day

    Official Reissue Of The 1984 Classic

    Legendary Conceptual Audiovisual Group Formed By Throbbing Gristle Co-Founder Genesis P-Orridge & Alternative TV's Alex Fergusson

    Collection Of Early Demos And Sketches By P-Orridge & Fergusson

    Vinyl Has Been Out Of Print Since 1986

    Includes The Bonus Track "Farewell"

    Shortly before Christmas 1984, the core songwriters, Genesis P-Orridge and Alex Fergusson, of underground arts collective Psychic TV, quietly released a limited edition record containing sketches and ideas for songs. Some songs would become later fully-realized arrangements, some abandoned and others were justcovered in praise of their creator. The record, in recognition of its seasonal release,was simply titled A Pagan Day and would capture the intimate songwriting sessions that were prevalent during a crucial time in the band's career.

    In classic Psychic TV fashion, rumors and myths surround the album's creation.Most have suggested that it was recorded in a single session over a cup of coffee on a lone 4-track cassette recorder above an old YMCA building in London,though later revealed that the recordings were from various sessions over the course of a couple years prior to the record's release. After quickly pressing the songs to vinyl, the record was originally only available through Rough Trade fora few hours on December 23, 1984, and pressed on picture discs, which adorned a photo of P-Orridge's first born, Caresse, in exactly 999 copies. The pressing sold out immediately that day which caused Temple Records, their "in-house label", to later release a standard reissue version in 1986.

    What makes the songs, or rather versions of songs, so unique is the primitive and fragile nature of the arrangements while the flimsy, immediate vocal delivery makes the album sit unknowingly between demo and fully realized album."Baby's Gone Away" and "New Sexuality" are just a couple examples of songs tha tfans of Psychic TV became intimately familiar with from live experiences, buton A Pagan Day, they are released in their infantile stages with no full band, just Alex & Genesis finding their way through the songs with an acoustic guitar, drum machine and organ. "Cold Steel" shows a true peek behind the curtain, sung effortlessly by Fergusson and would then later become the classic standard "The Orchids." Most notable is the band's cover of Pearls Before Swine's "Translucent Carriages" of which P-Orridge accords special praise to Tom Rapp, the song's original author and icon to both P-Orridge and Fergusson.

    1. Cadaques
    2. We Kiss
    3. Opium
    4. Cold Steel
    5. L.A.
    6. Iceland
    7. Farewell (Bonus Track)
    8. Translucent Carriages
    9. Paris
    10. Baby's Gone Away
    11. Alice
    12. New Sexuality
    Psychic TV
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    The Use of Ashes

    The fourth album from this psychedelic folk group (second for Warner/Reprise) was released in 1970 and features songs written by Tom Rapp while living in Holland. Recorded in Nashville with the towns top session musicians including Charlie McCoy, Kenny Buttrey and Neil Young producer David Briggs. A subversive, tender, moving, goofy, maddening, and profound record.
    1. The Jeweler
    2. From The Movie Of The Same Name
    3. Rocket Man
    4. God Save The Child
    5. Song About A Rose
    6. Tell Me Why
    7. Margery
    8. The Old Man
    9. Riegal
    10. When The War Began
    Pearls Before Swine
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Beautiful Lies You Could Live In Beautiful Lies You Could Live In Quick View

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    Beautiful Lies You Could Live In

    Beautiful Lies You Could Live in was the sixth Tom Rapp/Pearls Before Swine release and the fourth and last on Warner Brothers. Originally released in 1971 with a more country/rock sound, Beautiful Lies includes a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire" and a brief setting of A.E. Housman's poem, Epitaph on an Army of Mercenaries, sung by Elisabeth Rapp.
    1. Snow Queen
    2. A Life
    3. Butterflies
    4. Simple Things
    5. Everybody's Got Pain
    6. Bird On A Wire
    7. Island Lady
    8. Come To Me
    9. Freedom
    10. She's Gone
    11. Epitaph
    Tom Rapp (Pearls Before Swine)
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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