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Throbbing Gristle: HEATHEN EARTH: THE LIVE SOUND OF THROBBING GRISTLE 2CD

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Originally released in 1980, Heathen Earth is a crucial live document of industrial pioneers Throbbing Gristle. In member Chris Carter"s own words: "You had to have been there. Which is what we always say about TG. TG on record and TG live are two completely different things." This album is probably the closest approximation of the two you"ll ever get: it"s a "live in-studio recording" made in front of a small audience and the event was filmed by Monte Cazzaza with the intention of also releasing it on video. The majority of the set is instrumental, fluctuating between the raw electronics of their early work and the band"s more melodic material. Tracks include a rework of early classic "After Cease To Exist" and Brion Gysin fave "Dreammachine." The bonus CD includes live recordings, plus the 7" single versions of "Subhuman" and "Adrenalin." Part of the re-release of Throbbing Gristle"s first five albums on vinyl and CD. Each album has been restored and remastered specifically for each format by Chris Carter from 24bit "baked tape" digital transfers of the original first generation analogue master tapes. Each of the CD special-editions are presented in a gatefold sleeve featuring restored and remastered cover artwork and an integrated 8-page booklet (the booklets feature different artwork and content than the vinyl editions). Each CD special-edition also includes an exclusive bonus CD containing content from the year of the album"s original release, including live tracks and remastered singles.Released November 22nd, 2011 on Industrial Records.Track Listing CD1:1. Cornet 2. The Old Man Smiled 3. Improvisation 4. The World Is a War Film 5. Something Came Over Me 6. Still Talking 7. Bass 8. Don"t Do as You"re Told, Do as You Think 9. Painless ChildbirthCD2:1. Introduction [Sheffield University 1980] [Live]2. Trained Condition of Obedience [S036 Club, Berlin 1980] [Live] 3. Heathen Earth [Sheffield University 1980] [Live]4. An Old Man Smiled [S036 Club, Berlin 1980] [Live]5. Auschwitz [Rafters, Manchester 1980] [Live]6. Devil"s Gateway [Rafters, Manchester 1980] [Live] 7. Punished [Sheffield University 1980] [Live]8. Tortured Smiles [Sheffield University 1980] [Live]9. We Said No [Sheffield University 1980] [Live]10. Subhuman [7" Vinyl Single] [Version] 11. Adrenalin [7" Vinyl Single] [Version]


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