SHADOWPLAY (LP) TADD 002 Amazing Daffy Disc

Very rare. Gatefold sleeve.
Source: the two Peel Sessions.

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Exercise One Love Will Tear Us Apart
Insight 24 hours
She's Lost Control Colony
Transmission The Sound Of Music

According to the inside of the gatefold sleeve the artwork was inspired by Peter Saville's original design for "Still".

Side A begins with thunder and rain sound effects, then a scratching sound (as the needle is roughly sliding across the grooves), and then some mad laughter followed by a "welcome!". After the tracks it closes with another stylus scratching noise and an annoyed voice exclaiming something along the lines of "Hey, what are you trying to do, man? You ruined my record, I just bought it!"

Side B features, dialogue taken from (or later used in) an Apollonia Six (Prince offshoot) album spoken word track called Ooo She She Wa Wa at the beginning and the end. Side B starts with the following dialogue:

"God bless Susan and Brenda and my rabbit, Smokey
Oh, and God, please bless all the people on Neptune
Amen

Apollonia?

Who said that?

It's Brenda from Neptune {laughter}
Get up girl, its too early to be in bed

Oh Brenda, what is it?

Get up

I'm tired

Come here, I want you to hear something

What?

Come on, come on

Oh Brenda, where are we going?

Shhh, listen

What do you mean I'm too young?
Maybe you're too old
Hey, I happen to like my teddy bear
Well, for one thing, he's bigger than you {hangs up phone}

Hey, who's there?

It's the men from Neptune :::laughter:::

Oh you... you guys

OK, Apples, put on some clothes
Susan, take some off
We're going out to play (Yeah!)

This dialogue is followed by Love will tear us apart, 24 hours, Colony and The Sound of music

At the end of side B the dialogue continues:

Hello sweetheart, it's Brenda

Hello sweetheart, it's Brenda

Hold on honey
Come on you guys, put it in the bank, I'm trying to talk

Well, we're so sorry
Come on Susan, I'll tuck you in OK

I'm sorry darling, where were we?
What? No, not really
Nah, it's just something she says
Whenever she goes to see this Spanish guy she knows in the valley
Never mind that
Let's talk about you and I

This is followed by a deep processed voice stating something like "No you punk, I'm not ruining your new record. This is brought to you by The Snowman"


SHADOWPLAY (LP) ??? 1986

Swedish LP, released March 1986.
Source: the two Peel Sessions.

Exercise One Sound of music
Insight 24 hours
Transmission Colony
She's lost control Love will tear us apart

This is probably the "Daffy Disc" LP above.


SHADOWPLAY (LP) J50 KOMAKINO COMMUNICATIONS LTD

European LP. Grey, gold and white silk screened cover. 400 numbered copies.

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1 Shadowplay 6 Insight
2 Sound of music 7 Love will tear us apart
3 Shadowplay 8 She's lost control
4 New dawn fades 9 Transmission
5 Colony 10 Love will tear us apart

Live: Rainbow Theatre, London November 9 1979 (not the 10th as the sleeve says) except:
Track 1 Granada TV, September 20 1978.
Track 10 "Factory all stars" on "the Tube" TV programme 27 Jan 1984.


SHADOWPLAY (LP) TAKRL 1404 THE AMAZING KORNYFONE RECORD LABEL

500 copies
Live: The Prince of Wales Conference Centre, YMCA, London, August 2 1979.

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Dead souls Day of the lords
Disorder She's lost control
Wilderness Shadowplay
Autosuggestion Atrocity exhibition
Transmission Insight

Photocopied insert details other releases on the same label.



SHADOWPLAY (CD) GDR CD 9008 Great Dane Records 1990

Italian CD from 1990. Excellent sound-quality.
Live: The Warehouse in Preston, UK, February 28 1980 (the sleeve says March 28 but that is a mis-print).

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Incubation Transmission
Wilderness Disorder
Twenty four hours Warsaw
The eternal Colony
Heart and soul Interzone
Shadowplay She's lost control


Original issue, no barcode, matrix 991950002143 1018

This CD has the "CD rot" problems, and comes with a tri-fold front insert which has
some info about royalties that has been deposited into a bank account in Milano, and
will be paid to copyright holders on request! Front insert contains Great Dane records
catalogue up to release 9005.

Second issue/first reissue(?), no barcode, matrix: 991950002143 3105-A

Tri-fold front insert, as above. New matrix number. The quality of the back insert is not
quite as good as the original's. The print appears to be less clear/bright, the black bits
look slightly more grainy and seem to be more dark greyish than black. Includes info
about royalties that has been deposited into a bank account in Milano, and will be paid
to copyright holders on request. No signs of "CD rot".

Third issue/2nd reissue(?), no barcode, matrix: 991950002143 3105-A

8 page stapled booklet. Same matrix number as the above issue. The quality of the
booklet cover & back insert is not quite as good as the original's. The print appears to
be less clear/bright, the black bits look slightly more grainy and seem to be more dark
greyish than black. Contains catalogue up to release 9103, plus "Templar Record
Works" label releases up to TCD 015. No mention of royalty deposits. No signs of
"CD rot".

4th issue/3rd reissue(?), barcoded, matrix 991950002143 3105-A

8 page stapled booklet. Same matrix as above. Printing quality of booklet & back
insert about the same as the original issue. Contains catalogue up to release 9103, plus
"Templar Record Works" label releases up to TCD 015. No talk about royalty deposits.
No signs of "CD rot".

CD Rot. Hold the CD up to a strong light and look for decay on the outside edge. If the CD looks golden colored that's the first sign. The last tracks on the CD are the ones most likely to be affected by a deterioration in sound quality.

This concert has now been officially released on the Preston 28 February 1980 CD