||1977-1980: A Day in the Life of Gilbert and George CD (2007) |
Edward Ball music CDs A complete collection of the early works of former Television Personality (and future leader of The Times) Edward Ball, including his chums Daniel Treacy and Joseph Foster. Recording ground breaking DIY singles together as the TV Personalities, O Level, and the Teenage Filmstars in the late '70s, this triumvirate of pop entrepreneurs later launched or cofounded the Whaam!, Artpop!, Creation and Revola labels - quite literally inventing a syndicate of sound and ideas that reverberated gently throughout the '80s, violently throughout the '90s and inescapably today. Including the original released recordings of the 'We Love Malcolm' EP as O Level, the Teenage Filmstars singles 'Cloud Over Liverpool' and 'I Helped Patrick McGoohan Escape', this Artpop! package doesn't disappoint, reissuing the original Revola compilation from 1992, plus previously unavailable extra tracks. Also containing extensive recording documentation, quotes from all involved and a plethora of pictures. Rev-Ola. 2007.
Authors: Edward Ball; Dan Treacy; Maurice Haren; John Bennett; Gerard Bennett; Joseph James Foster; John East; Joe Strummer; Malcolm McLaren.
Personnel: Edward Ball (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, saxophone, piano, electric piano, synthesizer, bass guitar, drums); Dick Scully (vocals, guitar, background vocals); John East (vocals, bass guitar, background vocals); Dan Treacy (guitar, synthesizer); Joseph James Foster (acoustic guitar, electric guitar, background vocals); Chris Devlin (piano, Farfisa); Paul Damien (drums, background vocals); John Bennett, Andrew Goodwin (drums); Gerard Bennett (background vocals).
Recording information: IPS Studio, London, England (08/27/1977-10/05/1980); Mount Pleasant Studio, London, England (08/27/1977-10/05/1980); Telecomms Studio, Portsmouth, Rhode Island (08/27/1977-10/05/1980).