Live, Love, Larf & Loaf

French Frith Kaiser Thompson

of discs
Stock Status (?)
In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
April 14, 2008

Format: Compact Disc



(Free delivery & returns within the UK)


Add to Wishlist


Add this product to your site


First released in 1987, this album is a wonderful and rare collaboration between four experimental world-class master musicians: John French (original drummer with Captain Beefheart's Magic Band), Fred Frith (founder of the art-rock ensemble Henry Cow), Henry Kaiser (innovative experimental guitarist and composer) and Richard Thompson (founding member of Fairport Convention).

Richard Thompson once joked that if his presence on an album with French, Frith and Kaiser was expected to help it appeal to a wider audience, it didn't say much for the state of their careers. Their first album from this unlikely ensemble mixes sophisticated playing with some humorous repertoire and idiosyncratic covers.

The repertoire covers a bewildering variety of genres, from folk and R&B to avant-garde and comic opera. The New York Times made it their Rock Album of the Week ? "As it draws on music from at least four continents, 'Live, Love, Larf and Loaf' romps past borderlines".

This reissue is newly re-mastered, maximum length CD, including 4 previously unreleased live bonus tracks, with Digipac packaging using all elements of the original artwork.

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number FLED3067
Barcode 5020393306720
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Wings a'la Mode -
2. Killerman Gold Posse -
3. Where's The Money -
4. Hai Sai Oji-San -
5. Drowned Dog Black Night -
6. Surfin' USA -
7. A Blind Step Away -
8. The Second Time -
9. Tir-Nan-Darag -
10. Disposable Thoughts -
11. Bird In God's Garden; Lost and Found -
12. Drumboogie -
13. The Same Thing -
14. Night Comes In (Bonus) -
15. Invisible Means (Bonus) -
16. Quick Sign; Suzanne (Bonus) -
17. Madness Of Love (Bonus) -