Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Current 93 - Black Ships Eat The Sky


Album of alternate mixes and versions of the Black Ships Ate The Sky CD. No track titles or other details are given on the sleeve, but all tracks, aside from track 20 (which is Part I, rather than Part II as on the original album), are the same as on Black Ships Ate The Sky and feature the same performers. All text on the CD and digipak is in Coptic.

David Tibet remarked as follows on the Durtro website at the time of this release:
"This is an absolutely alternative version of the 'Black Ships Ate The Sky' album.
All the tracks sung by me on this album are radically different mixes/versions of the tracks from the previously released standard version.
The versions of 'Idumea' tend to be the same, although Marc Almond's version [i.e. track 1] uses a totally different vocal take.
The 'alternative version' does sound very different indeed. Steven Stapleton and I worked on it for as long as we worked on the construction of the 'standard' version to make it a conceptual whole, not merely a collection of different mixes. This version was considered for being the 'proper' release of 'Black Ships Ate The Sky', which is to say that Steven, Colin [Potter] and I could not decide which was the most powerful and moving version. After we finished the Black Ships sessions we had 126 different mixes of 29 different songs, not including bridging sections.
Its order, and track titles, are the same as on the 'standard' version, with the exception of the track 'Why Cæsar Is Burning': on the standard '…Ate The Sky' edition we use Part 2 of the song, and on '…Eat The Sky' we use Part 1.
It is NOT the same as the 'I Am Black Ship' CD which was given to advance subscribers ONLY for 'Black Ships Ate The Sky', with the promise it would not be released in any other form, nor does it use any of the versions available on the above-mentioned 12 track CD, 'I Am Black Ship'.
All the printed text on this album is in Coptic, and the sleeve design is totally different to 'Black Ships Ate The Sky'."

Label: Durtro, Jnana Records
Catalog#: DURTRO/JNANA 111, DURTRO/JNANA 111
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: Dec 2006
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Experimental, Neofolk

Tracklisting:
1 Idumæa (feat. Marc Almond) (3:28)
2 Sunset (The Death Of Thumbelina) (3:18)
3 Black Ships In The Sky (3:36)
4 Then Kill Cæsar (3:52)
5 Idumæa (feat. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy) (2:43)
6 This Autistic Imperium Is Nihil Reich (4:04)
7 The Dissolution of 'The Boat Millions Of Years' (3:45)
8 Idumæa (feat. Baby Dee) (4:18)
9 Bind Your Tortoise Mouth (3:19)
10 Idumæa (feat. Antony) (2:03)
11 Black Ships Seen Last Year South Of Heaven (4:17)
12 Abba Amma (Babylon Destroyer) (3:22)
13 Idumæa (feat. Clodagh Simonds) (2:34)
14 Black Ships Were Sinking Into Idumæa (feat. Cosey Fanni Tutti) (11:32)
15 The Beautiful Dancing Dust (feat. Antony) (0:57)
16 Idumæa (feat. Pantaleimon) (3:09)
17 Vauvauvau (Black Ships In Their Harbours) (4:35)
18 Idumæa (feat. David Tibet) (3:04)
19 Black Ships Ate The Sky (4:21)
20 Why Cæsar Is Burning, Part I (2:49)
21 Idumæa (feat. Shirley Collins) (2:43)

Removed on request of Mark Logan, Jnana Records.

2 comments:

kerouack said...

Please remove this download.

thanks
Mark Logan
Jnana Records

Teenage Riot said...

Sure thing Mark, link taken down.