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Label & Cat.Number: Cherry Red Records CRDVD89
Release Year: 2005
Note: footage of live shows from 1982 and 2004, plus video-clips !
Price (incl. 19% VAT): €23.00
More Info"The first ever DVD to feature one of the most creative and enigmatic bands of the fondly remembered early-1980's Indie boom, Eyeless In Gaza.
Martyn Bates formed Eyeless In Gaza in 1980 as a duo with Peter Becker. Eager to explore musical territories that veered crazily from filmic ambience to rock and pop, industrial funk to avant-folk styles, the duo steered hungrily and rapidly through several albums that culminated in the reflective swan songs of Rust Red September and Back From the Rains, whilst chalking up along the way hundreds of concerts all over Europe and several best selling Independent Chart singles and albums. In February 1987, citing a need to explore fresh territories and musical configurations/situations, Eyeless In Gaza suspended activities, but after a six year hiatus the band reformed in 1993.
Early 2005 sees Eyeless attending to a flurry of varied and teeming activities, as befits a band who are set to celebrate their twenty-fifth year of activity. A 25th anniversary concert is proposed, and a series of ‘anniversary' releases are being prepared for release on Cherry Red Records. These releases comprise an overview ‘best of' Cd released – No Noise – combing a distillation of the Cherry Red recordings and the subsequent Ambivalent Scale label releases.
Saw You In Reminding Pictures is the duo's first DVD release and accompanies the other 25th Anniversary activity. The DVD includes footage of Eyeless performing at Le Havre in 1982 plus footage from a November 2004 gig in the Isle Of Wight. Also included are original promo videos for the Eyeless In Gaza singles 'Veil Like Calm' and 'New Risen'
Live in Le Havre November 1982:
Snow Theme 1 / No Space To Stop / Across The Pulse Of The Rain / Corner Of Dusk / Drumming The Beating Heart / Transience / Blues / Deep Naked Sorrow / No Perfect Stranger / Dogs Bark / New Risen / Leaves Are Dancing / Taking Steps / Old Hours Slow Daybreak / Two / Stealing Autumn / Wind In Dead Trees / Street Lamps & Snow / Snow Theme 2
Live Isle of Wight 2004
Others / Pearl And Pale / Saw You In Reminding Pictures / Leaves Are Dancing / Two / No Noise
Promo Videos: Veil Like Calm / New Risen." [label website info]
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