Various - From Brussels With Love

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Les Disques du Crepuscule is proud to present newly remastered vinyl edition of iconic compilation album From Brussels With Love, which was the very first release on the Crepuscule label back in November 1980 – and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Originally released as a deluxe cassette/book package in a PVC wallet, From Brussels With Love featured 21 exclusive tracks from the international avant-garde and new wave, as well as contributions from the celebrated Factory Records roster. Then, as now, the featured artists include A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, Dome, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, The Names, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and Der Plan.

Running for 78 minutes, the cosmopolitan ‘cassette journal’ was curated by Michel Duval, Annik Honore and Wim Mertens, and also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and legendary French film actress Jeanne Moreau. The cover art by Jean-Francois Octave, with additional graphics by Benoit Hennebert, Marc Borgers and Claude Stassart in the booklet.

From Brussels With Love quickly sold 6000 copies around Europe, earning rapturous reviews in the UK music press. “This is a reminder – without really trying, without being obvious – that pop is modern poetry. Is the sharpest, shiniest collection of experiences. Is always something new” (Paul Morley, NME). More recently, Dan Fox of art magazine Frieze described TWI 007 as “a masterpiece of distinctly northern European post-punk eclecticism.”

The gatefold double vinyl edition (TWI 008) is pressed on coloured vinyl (Disc 1 is black, and Disc 2 is white), and features all 21 tracks included on the original cassette, with the booklet pages printed on the inner gatefold. Both formats also offer a digital copy

Tracklist (vinyl – TWI 008):

A1. John Foxx A Jingle #1

A2. Thomas Dolby Airwaves

A3. Repetition Stranger

A4. Harold Budd Children On the Hill

A5. The Durutti Column Sleep Will Come

A6. Martin Hannett The Music Room

B1.  The Names Cat

B2.  Michael Nyman A Walk Through H

B3.  Interview with Brian Eno

B4.  John Foxx A Jingle #2

C1. Un entretien avec Jeanne Moreau

C2. Richard Jobson Armoury Show

C3. Bill Nelson The Shadow Garden

C4. The Durutti Column Piece For an Ideal

C5. A Certain Ratio Felch (live in NYC)

D1. Kevin Hewick & New Order Haystack

D2. Radio Romance Etrange Affinite

D3. Gavin Bryars White’s SS

D4. Der Plan Mein Freunde

D5. BC Gilbert & Graham Lewis Twist Up

D6. John Foxx A Jingle #3