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01 December 1987

The Guitar and Other Machines

The Guitar and Other Machines
The Guitar and Other Machines
LP: UK 12.1987 (Factory FACT 204) [white label]
LP: UK 12.1987 (Factory FACT 204)
CD: UK 12.1987 (Factory FACD 204) *
CS: UK 12.1987 (Factory FACT 204C)
DAT: UK 12.1987 (Factory FACT 204D) */**
LP: AU 12.87 (Factory Australasia/CBS FACT 204) ***
CS: AU 12.87 (Factory Australasia/CBS FACTC 204)
CD: AU 12.87 (Factory Australasia FACD 204) ****

Tracklisting

Arpeggiator [4:03]
What Is It to Me (Woman) [3:47]
Red Shoes [3:13]
Jongleur Grey [2:41]
When the World [3:13]
U.S.P. [2:22]
Bordeaux Sequence [5:50]
Pol in B [3:08]
English Landscape Tradition [4:48]
Miss Haymes [5:14]
Don't Think You're Funny [1:42]
Dream Topping * [3:00]
You Won't Feel Out of Place * [3:38]
28 Oldham Place * [4:57]
When The World (Newson Mix) ** [6:46]
Catos con Guantes ** [8:40]

~ FAC 204 A1, MPO, The Exchange, P
~ FAC 204 B1, MPO, P

Factory Australasia

~ FACT 204-1, MX 250121, Å
~ FACT 204.2, MX 250122.B

CD ~ FACD 204 . Mastered By Nimbus

VHS: UK 1987 (Factory FAC 204)

When the World [6:46]

* CD format bonus tracks
** DAT format bonus tracks
*** First editions stickered, later editions unstickered, all without flexi-disk.
**** Imported UK issue only, initial copies with sticker having silhouette logo and "Factory Records Australasia Import".

Credits

Vini Reilly: Guitar, Keyboards, Machine Programs and Vocals. Bruce Mitchell: Drum Kit, Xylophone and DX Machine. John Metcalfe: Viola and Percussion on 'When the World'.

Stephen Street: Bass Guitar on 'English Landscape Tradition'. Rob Gray: Mouth Organ on 'What Is It to Me' and 'Jongleur Grey'. Stanton Miranda: Vocals on 'When the World' and 'Red Shoes'. Pol: Vocals on'When the World', 'Red Shoes' and 'Bordeaux Sequence'. Special thanks to Simply Red / Elektra for Tim Kellett's trumpet on 'When the World'.

Written and arranged by Vini Reilly. 'Arpeggiator' by Reilly and Mitchell. 'English Landscape Tradition' by Reilly and Metcalfe.

Recorded at Suite Sixteen, Rochdale; Strawberry Studios, Stockport and Island Studios, Hammersmith. Mixed at Island Studios. Produced by Stephen Street. Engineers: Chris Nagle, Lee Hamblin and CJ.

Published by The Movement of the 24th January Publishing / Zomba Publishing and Copyright Control. Factory Communications Cassette.

Design: 8vo
Black and white photography: Trevor Key

Related Works

'Dream Topping' and 'You Won't Feel Out of Place' written and performed by Simon Topping, Jeremy Kerr, Vini Reilly and Stuart James. Produced and engineered by Nick Garside at Out of the Blue, Manchester. Published by Copyright Control.

'28 Oldham Street' written and performed by Vini Reilly. Produced and engineered by Stuart James and Nick Garside at Out of the Blue, Manchester. Published by The Movement of the 24th January Publishing/ Copyright Control.

'When the World' (Newson Mix) written by Vini Reilly. Engineered by Richard Scott and produced by Stephen Street at Yellow 2, Stockport. Published by the Movement of the 24th January Publishing.

'Catos con Guantes' written by Vini Reilly. Recorded and mixed by Stephen Street at Strawberry Studios, Stockport. Published by the Movement of the 24th January Publishing.

Notes

Reissued on Factory Once as FACDO 204 with extra tracks from Valuable Passages and WOMAD Live.

There is a 30" x 40" promotional poster for this release.

Fact 204d The Guitar and Other Machines was the first ever commercially available DAT.

The VHS video is identical to the Fac 194 video, but housed in a generic Media Communication case. It was probably used to promote the album. The label reads: '24.10.87 Factory Communications Ltd., Fact 204 Durutti Column'.

The FAC 214 Guitar and Other Marketing Devices square 7" flexi discs was available freely in record shops to promote the album.

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