Privilege has been added to your Basket
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £9.09

Privilege

5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews

Price: £10.11 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 2 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
24 new from £7.74 1 used from £7.73
£10.11 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Privilege
  • +
  • A Flat Man
  • +
  • An Elpee And Two Epees
Total price: £26.58
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Oct. 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hoorgi House Records
  • ASIN: B002NVTBNG
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,095 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

Product Description

Ivor Cutler album re-mastered and available for the first time on CD Unavailable for decades, 'Privilege' is one of only two albums where Ivor Cutler collaborates with other artists. On this unique collection, Cutler works with classically trained singer Linda Hirst, together with musicians - David Toop and Steve Beresford who also jointly produced the original album for Rough Trade in 1983. Tracks; 1. Sit Down / 2. Use a Brick / 3. Home Is The Sailor / 4. For Practice / 5. A Doughnut In My Hand / 6. Fair's Fair / 7. Killer Bee (Jungle Tip) / 8. Whale Badge / 9. Blue Bear / 10. Creamy Pumpkins / 11. Counting Song / 12. My Darling / 13. Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol. 2 (Episode 15) / 14. Mostly Tins / 15. Tomato Brain / 16. Bad Eye / 17. Silent 'S' / 18. Halfway Through / 19. Look At The Moon / 20. Old Black Dog / 21. The Gathering Doubt / 22. Pussy On The Mat / 23. Large & Puffy / 24. People Run To The Edge / 25. Country Door / 26. Piranhas (Jungle Tip) / 27. Brenda / 28. I Love You But I Don't Know What I Mean / 29. Breathing Regularly / 30. Life In A Scotch Sitting Room Vol. 2 (Episode 16) / 31. Full Of Goods / 32. OK, I'll Count To 8 / 33. Secret Drinker / 34. Pass The Ball Jim / 35. Over You Go / 36. Step It Out Lively, Boys. / 37. Uncut Moquette / 38. Women Of The World

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
First up my complete praise for the newly released first ever CD of Ivor Cutler's 1983 Rough Trade album "Privilege". It sounds beautiful - Clive Painter has done an excellent job in remastering. In fact it's nigh on pristine, with just a few barely noticeable glitches indicating that the transfer has been made from vinyl. However none of us would have an LP (let alone the cartridge/turntable/pre-amp combination) which could match the startling quality of this version.

The new cover design includes the LP's original Cutler family photo - and in the 6 page booklet his son Jeremy explains the real life story of the photo and title (which has nothing to do with the album contents). Other "2009" features in the booklet are reminiscences by the backing musicians and producers David Toop and Steve Beresford, as well as from his friend and accompanying vocalist Linda Hirst - who has a beautiful classically trained voice, very much akin to the late great Joyce Grenfell.

"Privilege" is a relaxing and stimulating album, a treat for both the ears and brain. A wonderful tribute to Ivor, and a great credit to Jeremy Cutler in demonstrating his stated aim to preserve and distribute his father's recordings. "Hoogi House Records" have proven they deserve maximum support by buyers for this and every subsequent release.
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Ivor Cutler described himself as having an over developed sense of the ridiculous. He delivered his musings in such a wonderful dead-pan that it made nonsense seem quite profound, although there was often profundity. This is the first release of this album on CD and a welcome return it is too. If you are a fan of Ivor Cutler then you will love this it has all the usual ingredients of a Cutler album with new episodes of Life in a Scotch Sitting Room and Jungle Tips. There are some re-releases that are an immediate must buy and this was one of then. Listening to this again it gives me a warm glow inside. Mr Cutler was a gift to the world and we should all be grateful for the legacy he left.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Well, it's finally available on CD. I have owned a vinyl of this for quite a while now, but rarely got the chance to listen to it since I don't own a record player.

The songs on this are great, and the addition of Linda Hyrst makes it more interesting than your usual Cutler LP. There are the usual wee poems too, and also a couple of Life In A Scotch Living Room episodes.

The last track is such a wonderful idea. Pity the one woman to take over was perhaps not who Ivor had in mind!

Buy this album, you will love yourself for doing so.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars Let me count your fingers, dear, 4-5-6 27 Sept. 2012
By Philip Welsh - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Finally back in print! Good remaster of one of the greatest albums ever recorded. Linda's voice can get a little too trained (read: annoying) at times, but that also adds to the album's charm, given the contrast between her uptight phrasing and the incredibly bizarre lyrical content of so many of the songs. Ivor, we miss you!
Was this review helpful? Let us know


Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category


Feedback