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Speechless

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Kick The Can (Part 1)
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Carnival On Wall Street
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Ahead In The Sand
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Laughing Matter/Esperanza
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Women Speak To Men; Men Speak To Women
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A Spit In The Ocean
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Navajo
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Balance
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Saving Grace
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Speechless
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Conversations With White Arc
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Domaine De Planousset
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Kick The Can (Part 2)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 13   Total Length: 44:05

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The Best Ever

eyesbleedTX

I also bought this LP 25yrs ago & was blown away by it then...as I still am totally blown away by it now. This album has been in my top 5 list for 25yrs now & will remain there forever. And the rereleases on ReR sound even better than before! How good can it get! The remastering work on these old rereleases is excellent.

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Amazing duo - d/l them both

PsyFiExPloRer

I am referring to 'Gravity' and 'Speechless' by Fred Frith. I purchased these great works on vinyl back in 1980 and 1981 when they first came out. Fresh, exciting and challenging then - still so now. Download both albums and give them a listen together as one unit. An amazing 97 minute jouney of audio stimulation. Kick back with the headphones and enjoy the trip.

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Rather Tremendous and Highly Rhythmic

hiddenfire88

I'm not an especially big fan of Frith; much of his music, including most of Henry Cow's output, bores me. But I've had this LP in my collection for 20 years and consider it a rather great one. This is light years beyond its predecessor "Gravity". Rhymically dense stuff (Captain Beefheart fans, for instance should hear this) with strands of various musical cultures flying around together on memorable themes. His masterwork as far as I'm aware of, and a great record that's been underheard over the years.

They Say All Music Guide

This is one of the most important experimental guitar-based titles from avant guitarist and founding Henry Cow member Fred Frith. Frith’s second solo album, Speechless, includes appearances by Etron Fou Leloublan, Massacre, and Bill Laswell. This is a studio Frankenstein of live clips and found sounds. While Frith attests to the occurrence of many “happy accidents,” the album comes across confidently and more often more coherent than merely challenging. This is often cited as Frith’s best solo record, and its inspired manipulations hold up under repeated scrutiny. There is a bit of European folk influence here, too, but not as obvious as on Gravity. – Tom Schulte

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