V/A From Brussels With Love CD
Various Artists \ From Brussels With Love [LTMCD 2479]
Originally released as a deluxe cassette/book package by Les Disques du Crépuscule in November 1980, From Brussels With Love featured 22 exclusive tracks from the international avant-garde and new wave, as well as the Factory Records roster.
Then, as now, the contributing artists include Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Dome, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, Bill Nelson, New Order and Michael Nyman. The programme also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau.
The CD has been digitally remastered from the original tapes and offers 76 minutes of material. Most of the tracks featured here are unavailable elsewhere. The 20 page booklet is a facsimile of the original issued with the cassette and features artwork by Benoît Hennebert, Claude Stassart and Jean-François Octave, as well as archive images and detailed liner notes.
For reasons of space just one track from the original cassette (A Certain Ratio) is not included, and is instead available on LTMCD 2443.
1. John Foxx A Jingle *1
2. Thomas Dolby Airwaves
3. Repetition Stranger
4. Harold Budd Children on the Hill
5. The Durutti Column Sleep Will Come
6. Martin Hannett The Music Room
7. The Names Cat
8. Michael Nyman A Walk Through H
9. Brian Eno Interview
10. Phill Niblock A Third Trombone
11. Jeanne Moreau Interview
12. Richard Jobson Armoury Show
13. Bill Nelson The Shadow Garden
14. The Durutti Column Piece for an Ideal
15. Kevin Hewick & New Order Haystack
16. Radio Romance Etrange Affinité
17. Gavin Bryars White's SS
18. Der Plan Meine Freunde
19. Gilbert & Lewis Twist Up
20. John Foxx A Jingle *2
Available on CD only.
"This is a reminder - without really trying, without being obvious - that pop is modern poetry, is the sharpest, shiniest collection of experiences, is always something new"
- NME (Paul Morley) 12/1980
"Fantastic! The perfect Christmas gift! FBWL is over 80 minutes of sheer scrapbookalia. It is a lovingly put together way of deflating modern music, and at the same time of exalting its basic merits. A searing, sprawling, exotically chaotic way of achieving the almost impossible and restoring rock music to something that will nearly surprise you. It is endless and endlessly, genuinely entertaining listening. As pretentious as hell, of course, but there is only one thing worse than that - and that's not being pretentious. This tape, a long mysterious piece of collective modern overdrive, points to a future somewhere. And it looks more crimson that rosy, it's that good"
- Sounds (Dave McCullough) 12/1980
"This really is a treat - a brand new remastered edition of one of the most elusive, sought-after compilations of all time. It has everything you could possibly ask for: every track is a winner, it's all exclusive material, and supremely varied, with tracks ranging from modern classical to new wave with room in the middle for a couple of 'ambient' interviews. A disc packed with ideas so fresh and so groundbreaking that they still sound life-changing even today. Without a doubt the perfect introduction to a label which would influence so many of today's classic independents. Seminal, inspired, essential"
"Reissue of the week. The perfection of From Brussels With Love still persists anno 2007"
- De Standaard