Variations on a Theme - David Thomas and the Pedestrians

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Total Running Time - 41:00

Source: Album Masters

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Catalog: Hearpen HR177
A Day at the Botanical Gardens 2:36 [preview]
Bird Town 2:40 [preview]
Pedestrian Walk 4:28 [preview]
The Egg and I 2:50
Who is It? 3:34
Song of Hoe 5:54
Hurry Back 4:10
The Rain 5:09
Semaphore 5:02
The Egg and I (live) 3:23

Download file size: 100MB

These are Apple MPEG-4 audio files (m4a), the iTunes Plus format. The lyrics are embedded in the file.

Description: This is the second album recorded with Richard Thompson. Released in 1983 on Rough Trade, it also marks the beginning of the partnership with Lindsay Cooper and Chris Cutler that would yield the following album, 'More Places Forever.' These tracks are the remix that David Thomas undertook in 1989 and 1990 that also featured the addition of Jim Jones to a number of the tracks.

The extra track, a live version of 'The Egg and I,' is a radio broadcast with Alan Dunn playing accordion and Chris Cutler on drums.

David Thomas - vocals, tapes
Richard Thompson - guitar, backing vocals
Jim Jones - guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals, loops
Lindsay Cooper - bassoon, sopranino
Paul Hamann - bass
Jack Monck - bass
Anton Fier - drums, marimba, piano, percussion
Chris Cutler - drums, percussion

Writer credits are noted in the included pdf of liner notes.

For more detailed notes see the release page on

Artwork by Mary Thomas.
Recordings and artwork ©2014 Ubu Projex. All rights reserved.

Encoding method: AAC (iTunes Plus format), produced with the 'Mastered for iTunes' droplet.
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