Henry Cow

Concerts (Limited Edition) (8033706215074)

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Concerts (Limited Edition)

Henry Cow



LPS 168920




LP 24,78 €


Originally released in 1976, this collection offers a snapshot of Henry Cow as audiences would have heard it in the year before. In the chronology, Concerts came between In Praise of Learning and Western Culture - that is, after Virgin had lost interest in releasing any more Henry Cow studio records and before the band quit to make one of its own. It was also the year of the 'merger' with Robert Wyatt for a series of concerts in which compositions were shared - the last show, in Rome, was also Robert's last public performance.

This double LP for the first time gave serious space to the improvisations that accounted for maybe a third of any of its lengthy stage performances.


  • John Greaves - (bass, vocals, celesta)
  • Lindsay Cooper - (bassoon, flute, oboe)
  • Fred Frith - (guitar, piano)
  • Tim Hodgkinson - (organ, clarinet, alto sax)


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Beautiful As The Moon: Terrible As An Army With Banners
  • A2. Nirvana For Mice
  • A3. Ottawa Song
  • A4. Gloria Gloom
  • A5. Beautiful As The Moon Reprise
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Bad Alchemy
  • B2. Little Red Riding Hood Hits The Road
  • B3. Ruins
  • SIDE C
  • C1. Oslo
  • SIDE D
  • D1. Groningen
  • D2. Udine
  • D3. Groningen Again