Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth 2 CD

Throbbing Gristle - Heathen Earth 2 CD

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2014 repress. 2 CD set.  UK Import.

For the first time in 30 years, Throbbing Gristle are now back on their own original Industrial Records label. Industrial Records -- the sole representative of, and only official label representing and releasing records by the band -- present the re-release of TG'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.

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."

Track Listing:

CD 1:
The Old Man Smiled
The World Is a War Film
Something Came Over Me
Still Talking
Don't Do As Your Told, Do As You Think
Painless Childbirth

CD 2:
Introduction - Sheffield University 1980
Trained Condition Of Obedience - S036 Club Berlin 1980
Heathen Earth - Sheffield University 1980
An Old Man Smiled - S036 Club Berlin 1980 05:32
Auschwitz - Rafters, Manchester 1980
Devil's Gateway - Rafters, Manchester 1980
Punished - Sheffield University 1980
Tortured Smiles - Sheffield University 1980
We Said No - Sheffield University 1980
Subhuman - 7" Single
Adrenalin - 7" Single

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