CD: UK 12.89 (TTTTTTTTT SPORE 1 CD)
The Sporadic Recordings
The Sporadic Recordings
Tracklisting (with notes)
1. Buddhist Prayer
Played on Charlie's L14 guitar after reading 'Page after Page' and not being disappointed. Starring Japanese monks.
This is how far you can 'pull' strings before they (or your fingers) snap.
3. Nile Opera
Starring Egyptian drummers discovered in Andy's obscure C.D. collection.
4. Shirt No. 7
Starring a vintage semi-acoustic Gibson 'Stereo-Switchmaster' -- not plugged in.
5. Kind Of Love
Jazzers would call it syncopation but the time signature was irretrievably lost two bars in and never found again.
6. Rob Gray's Elegy
Starring Rob's harmonica and Jeremy Kerr's bass.
Starring the most beautiful voice EVER.
8. For Steven Patrick
...for Steven Patrick with love and affection.
9. We Stumble
Recorded in Belgium for Michel Duval.
10. Sketch For A Manchester Summer 1989
The essential Mancunian summer, captured on DAT before the greenhouse effect changes the climate irrevocably.
11. Arpeggiator II
Starring a now obsolete gimmick.
12. Diazepam 5 mgs
(Enough to relax you.) Starring a very expensive Bosendorfer piano played on a very cheap synth.
13. But Was I...?
An attempt to disguise voices through the S.P.X. 90 mk.1.
14. Pol In A-flat
Played through an ancient Space Echo, therefore the hiss is compulsory.
15. Real Drums -- Real Drummer
Starring Bruce Mitchell demonstrating the inadequacies of computer generated drums.
16. Another Mirror -- Another Wall
Another Michel Duval project. Another song with these lyrics, starring Pol's voice and Alain Lefebvre's congas.
17. 30 Oldham Street
In praise of DRY's decaffeinated coffee and in spite of Leroy's jokes.
18. 4.10 am
19. For Lydia
Voices and flute played on a keyboard.
20. Detail For Heidi And Jodie
Played on a Yamaha owned by the recipients of the tune.
21. Zinni's Dance
Bruce's daughter's birthday tune. Played the way she dances, -- out of time.
22. PPP Version
Based on a description by Anthony H. of a park in Hong Kong.
23. For Lucy H.
Dedicated to a very nice old lady who lived and died alone. Starring the trumpet of Kaire Gedal.
24. 4.30 am
Slightly later the same morning.
25. It's A Bright Guilty World -- Part I
Inspired by an Orson Welles interview.
26. It's A Bright Guilty World -- Part II
27. Nile Reprise
See Track 3
28. Diazepam 10 mgs
Enough to send you to sleep?
The Sporadic Recordings. A TTTTTTTTT'S RELEASE. Limited Edition of 4000.
Whilst essentially an album by The Durutti Column, this release is credited to Vini Reilly. Most of the tracks on this album were later re-released on 'The Return of the Sporadic Recordings' (Kooky Records, 2002) which was a double cd combining one disc with all of The Sporadic Recordings (except for those tracks which had already been released as extra tracks on the Factory Once re-releases) and a second disc with new tracks, rarities, and outtakes, etc. The Sporadic theme was continued with Sporadic Three.
The word stamp on last page of the booklet of is written in the Japanese language using "kanji" (Chinese characters) and is roughly pronounced "Vini Reilly."
The first line: Stamp on booklet
The second line: Adapted to English
The third line: General pronunciation in Japanese
Bi means "Beauty"
Ni means "Look like" or "Resemble"
Rai means "Thunder"
Ri means "Profit" or "Advantage"