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Classical, 20th Century
GB Records
November 20, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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'Ensemble Pieces' is a remastered album combining the music by Gavin Bryars and Christopher Hobbs from the second Obscure Records album, produced in 1975 by Brian Eno, with an extended work from Obscure 8, 'The Squirrel And The Ricketty Racketty Bridge', which features multiple guitars played by Brian Eno, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith and Gavin Bryars.

The other works on the album comprise two classic works by Christopher Hobbs from his experimental days with John White and the PTO (Promenade Theatre Orchestra) in the early 1970s, 'Aran' and 'McCrimmon Will Never Return'. The final piece is Gavin Bryars' eccentric '1,2,1-2-3-4' for instrumentalists/vocalists, each wearing headphones and playing along with a soundtrack heard only by him.

This is the second of two albums on GB Records (the other being 'Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet') that release remastered versions of recordings from the iconic Obscure Records series, produced by Brian Eno 40 years ago, and which achieved cult status.

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Key Value
Catalogue number BCGBCD23
Barcode 5052442007920
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 96g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 145mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Christopher Hobbs: Aran 03:58
2. Gavin Bryars: 1, 2, 1-2-3-4 15:02
3. Christopher Hobbs: McCrimmon Will Never Return 09:28:00
4. Gavin Bryars: The Squirrel And The Ricketty-Racketty Bridge 21:10:00