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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B00004VBD2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,313,543 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Guy on 3 Mar. 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a fine TG release - an 45 minute improvisation piece, which was recorded live in their studio during 1979 (if my memory serves me correct). The opening 20 + mins build up to a fantastic crescendo, using the main theme of their track 'What A Day' (from the 1979 album 20 Jazz Funk Greats' - buy this album also - its wonderful) - however, it is in elongated form and without vocals and just builds and builds quite brilliantly. The 2nd half of the disc is more restrained, featuring sparse electronics - but its just as compelling. I always found TG's live performances more interesting than their studio albums (although i love their studio albums v v much!), to see for yourself, buy the 24 Hours box set or borrow it from someone that owns it! This is a great cd and should be bought immediately!!!!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
bet you never thought you could sleep to Throbbing Gristle... 12 April 2006
By SJB - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Very nice to see this back in print--it's a wonderful example of the softer, gentler, white noise side of TG--it still has a few vaguely ominous moments, but in general works just as well as a noise generator for inducing sleep. It's a bedtime favorite at our house, ranking alongside Sigur Ros, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, etc.

This was recorded live in the studio in one take in March of 1979, but you would never know that if not told--it's layered and dynamic yet hypnotic.

It's one long track, but that is as should be. You should listen to the whole thing at once, though you certainly do not need to remain conscious for all of it.

It's a decent first TG experience for the uninitiated. If you like this, try Heathen Earth next.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Great Gristle 5 Aug. 2006
By Lovblad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is in my opinion almost accessible of the TG albums. I love it. It consists more or less of one extremely long but varied sequence of sounds and melodies that you will find recurring through their discography.It is almost ambient in parts and is really beautiful.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Amazon hypnotized me into writing this review 6 Jan. 2009
By windwindteartear - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is basically one 40 minute TG session. Comes with some writing from each member of their thoughts on the TG phenomenon. Lots of loud Cosey guitar, some rythms come and go. No lyrics. I would say this is essential for a TG fan, but get '2nd annual report', 'DOA', '20 Jazz Funk Greats' or 'Heathen Earth' b4 you get this. Those are the classics.

Then get this, 'Mission of Dead Souls', 'TG's Greatest Hits', 'Part 2', 'Mutant TG', 'In the Shadow of the Sun'.
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DON'T BUY THIS ONE 14 Sept. 2009
By M. Kleine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is the third TG album I've purchased, the other two being their most popular ones: 20 Jazz Funk Greats and D.O.A. Those other albums are often quite minimalistic and are, at times, incredibly creepy. Their instrumentation on those albums is largely noisy manipulations (of samples, guitar, voice, etc.) and ambient samples in themselves. There is also a significant amount of vocal work on 20 JFG in particular. On CD1, you see hear all of those noisy manipulations together at once, and the vocals are non-existent. Some of the instrumentation is interesting, but it's difficult to focus on the good parts with all the other nonsense going on. It absolutely sounds like what you would expect upon knowing they recorded this in one take: it just sounds like four people messing around, jamming with noisemakers. It's the stoned, psychedelic Throbbing Gristle, and if you're thinking, "Huh?" you're right with me. Furthermore, the CD appears to have 4 songs rather than one homogenous composition. The first is an abrasive instrumental opener, the second is a remix of sorts of "What a Day" from 20 JFG, the third is another abrasive instrumental opener, and the fourth is a remix of sorts of "Convincing People" from 20 JFG. Of these, the third and (if I'm not mistaken) shortest part is the best because it sounds like two of the members of TG at least put down their instruments for a minute. Maybe they were setting up new instruments, but the music that ensues is terribly creepy and rather fantastic. It's really the fact that all the members of TG are doing something at once that causes this album to suffer. Their style thrives on minimalism and composition, which is interesting because the latter of those is one of the aspects of music that they were always trying to reject. But, it's not so much that they sit down and write out the music, it's that they need to have a sense of what should go where and when. This would indubitably come from the luxury of a few takes, which they stubbornly did not enjoy on this album. I think this album may be demonstrative of their live performances, but otherwise I would suggest concentrating elsewhere. The best part of this album is really the album pamphlet, which tells you a little about TG from the point of view of each band member and folds out to a poster.
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