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Sentient Sonics

Colin Newman 'Provisionally Entitled..'

£13.99

Sentient Sonics

Colin Newman 'Provisionally Entitled..'

£13.99

provisionally entitled the singing fish (disc 2), tracks 1–4 were ‘fish with vocals,’ originally included on a free disc called CN1 that came with the CD re-release of provi-sionally entitled the singing fish / Not To. The vocals were added retrospectively (in 1984) and recorded by John Fryer in Blackwing.

Track 5 prefaced the recording of provisionally entitled the singing fish and was recorded ‘solo’ in the same way as the album; it was the B-side to the single “Inventory”. The remaining tracks, with the excep-tion of track 10, were recorded solo in Colin’s flat in West Norwood.

Track 11 features a drum loop of Robert. We have no idea what the circumstance was for the recording of track 10, but it has been titled for what it is: a rare example of Soft Option (the band that played on Not To) just playing.

Colin Newman’s 3 classic early 80’s solo albums A-Z, provisionally entitled the singing fish & Not To originally released on Beggars Banquet / 4AD re-released on his own new imprint Sentient Sonics.

VINYL - unavailable for many years—remastered original albums on single vinyls.

CD - the 3 remastered original albums each accompanied by a companion CD of extra tracks, b-sides & demos - quite a lot of which have never been released - released as 3 double digipacks.

The Original 3 albums:
These albums were recorded and released between 1980 & 1982 in a “post 154” rush of activity. While all the albums bear the name Colin Newman they differ in that A-Z & Not To were recorded as “band” albums with Colin being joined by Wire’s Robert Grey, Mike Thorne (who also produced, as he had the first 3 Wire albums) & Desmond Simmons on A-Z and Robert, Desmond & Simon Gillham on Not To. provisionally entitled the singing fish was more an “actual” solo album in that everything was played by himself. Colin produced the latter 2 albums with Steve Parker engineering.

The 2nd discs (included only with the CD versions)

Tracklisting:
provisionally entitled
the singing fish (Disc 1):
1. fish 1
2. fish 2
3. fish 3
4. fish 4
5. fish 5
6. fish 6
7. fish 7
8. fish 8
9. fish 9
10. fish 10
11. fish 11
12. fish 12

provisionally entitled
the singing fish (Disc 2):
Studio Recordings:
1. You and Your Dog
2. Here Come the Fleeing Rabbits
3. No Doubt
4. The Grace You Know
5. This Picture
Home Studio Demos
6. fish 9
7. fish 11
8. Crystal Clear
9. A Passing Parade
10. Soft Option
11. Original Suicide
12. You and Your Dog
13. Is It Worth Repeating?
14. It Isn’t Quite Enough
15. I Can Feel It
16. Atmos 1
17. Atmos 2
18. Now You Know
19. Kiora Kora
20. Vox Pop