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The complete Eyeless in Gaza Cherry Red recordings, compiled and curated by Martyn Bates and Pete Becker. 5CD clamshell box set featuring sleevenotes and extensive song-by-song reminisces by Martyn Bates. Their entire 1981-1986 output for the label re-worked into five thematic suites by the band, bringing new life and light to familiar and much-loved material. Includes the classics 'Invisibility', 'Veil Like Calm', Kodak Ghosts Run Amok', 'New Risen' and many more. A brilliant introduction for the curious and a fascinating re-visit for long-term fans. During the first half of the 1980s, few artists cut a path as individual and self-contained as Eyeless in Gaza. Over six albums and several classic singles, the duo followed their muse in multiple different directions at once, unrestrained by any desire to fit in with whatever was going on around them. Bursts of primal electronica sat comfortably alongside reflective ballads and lo-fi recordings and polished productions were equally valued, all of it pulled together by Martyn Bates' unmistakable vocals and a singular, minimalist approach to songwriting. Curated by Eyeless in Gaza, and accompanied by Martyn Bates' song-by-song reflections on their work, 'Skeletal Framework' presents the band's entire Cherry Red output re-cast as five themed suites (or perhaps even playlists), each reflecting one of their many sides. The group's best-known work sits comfortably alongside deeper album cuts and rarities with interesting results, as the duo guide us back and forth across recordings spanning almost six years of one of Cherry Red's most distinctive artists
The complete Eyeless in Gaza Cherry Red recordings, compiled and curated by Martyn Bates and Pete Becker. 5CD clamshell box set featuring sleevenotes and extensive song-by-song reminisces by Martyn Bates. Their entire 1981-1986 output for the label re-worked into five thematic suites by the band, bringing new life and light to familiar and much-loved material. Includes the classics 'Invisibility', 'Veil Like Calm', Kodak Ghosts Run Amok', 'New Risen' and many more. A brilliant introduction for the curious and a fascinating re-visit for long-term fans. During the first half of the 1980s, few artists cut a path as individual and self-contained as Eyeless in Gaza. Over six albums and several classic singles, the duo followed their muse in multiple different directions at once, unrestrained by any desire to fit in with whatever was going on around them. Bursts of primal electronica sat comfortably alongside reflective ballads and lo-fi recordings and polished productions were equally valued, all of it pulled together by Martyn Bates' unmistakable vocals and a singular, minimalist approach to songwriting. Curated by Eyeless in Gaza, and accompanied by Martyn Bates' song-by-song reflections on their work, 'Skeletal Framework' presents the band's entire Cherry Red output re-cast as five themed suites (or perhaps even playlists), each reflecting one of their many sides. The group's best-known work sits comfortably alongside deeper album cuts and rarities with interesting results, as the duo guide us back and forth across recordings spanning almost six years of one of Cherry Red's most distinctive artists
5013929112896

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Format: CD
Label: CHERRY RED
Rel. Date: 08/19/2022
UPC: 5013929112896

Skeletal Framework: Cherry Red Recordings 1981-86
Artist: Eyeless In Gaza
Format: CD
New: in stock $46.99
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DISC: 1

1. Looking Daggers
2. Skeletal Framework
3. Half Light
4. September Hills
5. The Feelings Mutual
6. In Your Painting
7. Fixation
8. Continual
9. Scale Amiss
10. Faceless
11. The Decoration
12. Voice from the Tracks
13. Whitewash
14. True Colour
15. Out from the Day-To-Day
16. Plague of Years
17. Taking Steps (Original Version)
18. A Keepsake
19. From a to B
20. Soul on Thin Ice
21. Seven Years
22. Knives Replace Air
23. Others
24. No Perfect Stranger
25. Twilight
26. One By One
27. Sweet Life Longer
28. Everpresent
29. Two
30. China Blue Vision
31. New Love Here
32. Speech Rapid Fire
33. Changing Stations
34. Sun Bursts in
35. Point You
36. Clear Cut Apparently
37. Veil Like Calm
38. Welcome Now
39. New Risen
40. Pencil Sketch
41. Picture the Day
42. Rose Petal Knot
43. Invisibility
44. Pearl and Pale
45. Keynote Inertia
46. Taking Steps
47. Kodak Ghosts Run Amok
48. Drumming the Beating Heart
49. Lie Still, Sleep Long
50. See Red
51. Bright Play of Eyes
52. Corner of Dusk
53. Before You Go
54. At Arms Length
55. Catch Me
56. No Noise
57. Evening Music
58. Every Which Way
59. Stealing Autumn
60. My Last, Lost Melody
61. Far Lands Blue
62. Your Rich Sky
63. Only Whispers
64. Leaves Are Dancing
65. Back from the Rains
66. Between These Dreams
67. Flight of Swallows
68. Catch Me, Count Me, Catch Fire
69. Light Sliding
70. Dusky Ruth
71. Ill Wind Blows
72. The Eyes of Beautiful Losers
73. Inky Blue Sky
74. Throw a Shadow
75. Tall and White Nettles
76. Sixth Sense
77. Lights of April
78. Scent of Evening Air
79. Transience Blues
80. Through Eastfields
81. Lilt of Music
82. To Ellen
83. Tell
84. Still Air
85. She Moves Thru the Fair
86. Blue Distance
87. Big Clipper Ship
88. Dreaming at Rain
89. Pale Saints
90. Lies of Love
91. To Steven
92. John of Patmos
93. Avenue with Trees
94. Sun Like Gold
95. Sheer Cliffs
96. Letters to She
97. Jane Dancing
98. Three Kittens
99. To Elizabeth S
100. Falling Leaf/Fading Flower;Goodbye to Summer
101. Warm Breath Soft and Slow
102. You Frighten

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The complete Eyeless in Gaza Cherry Red recordings, compiled and curated by Martyn Bates and Pete Becker. 5CD clamshell box set featuring sleevenotes and extensive song-by-song reminisces by Martyn Bates. Their entire 1981-1986 output for the label re-worked into five thematic suites by the band, bringing new life and light to familiar and much-loved material. Includes the classics 'Invisibility', 'Veil Like Calm', Kodak Ghosts Run Amok', 'New Risen' and many more. A brilliant introduction for the curious and a fascinating re-visit for long-term fans. During the first half of the 1980s, few artists cut a path as individual and self-contained as Eyeless in Gaza. Over six albums and several classic singles, the duo followed their muse in multiple different directions at once, unrestrained by any desire to fit in with whatever was going on around them. Bursts of primal electronica sat comfortably alongside reflective ballads and lo-fi recordings and polished productions were equally valued, all of it pulled together by Martyn Bates' unmistakable vocals and a singular, minimalist approach to songwriting. Curated by Eyeless in Gaza, and accompanied by Martyn Bates' song-by-song reflections on their work, 'Skeletal Framework' presents the band's entire Cherry Red output re-cast as five themed suites (or perhaps even playlists), each reflecting one of their many sides. The group's best-known work sits comfortably alongside deeper album cuts and rarities with interesting results, as the duo guide us back and forth across recordings spanning almost six years of one of Cherry Red's most distinctive artists
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