Saturday, August 9, 2008

The Lost Jockey (tape, no label, 1983)


Perhaps the biggest surprise in the small box of EU Records that I'm uploading this and next week was this tape release by The Lost Jockey. I thought they just released those two records which I posted a year ago. Four long pieces of sheer minimal classical (think Steve Reich) music. Last year, John Wesley Barker, one of the founding fathers of The Lost Jockey, left a comment,in which he said about a CD re-issue: "The reason none of Lost Jockey has been released on CD is that it would have had to be re-released and the group split up with no legal constructions to enable such releases.", which is something I don't understand. Get them all to sign a piece of paper saying it's ok to release a CD - or since we know now:a double CD! No longer for sale at EU Records: I bought it.

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11 comments:

Ari said...
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grasprelease said...

Totally awesome! I really, really like this band. I hope I did the right thing and thanked you for the previous ones when I snagged them (reading one of those Alan Licht Minimalist Top-10 lists got me interested...), but in case I was remiss: thanks ever so much for all three of these. Your shares are so obscure I have no idea who anyone is. My Ohne, Henri Chopin, rare musique concrete tastes suddenly seem positively hype-driven. I have had my ears turned to more Completely Out Of The Blue names by this blog than any other which I can think of....many thanks!!

-sto said...

thanks a lot for this one - I didn't even know it existed! great (and a great blog in general)!

John Wesley Barker said...

Hi,

If you think there's an interest in having a CD I'll see what I can do. I do have the 1/4" Masters for this cassette.

John Wesley Barker said...

Just e-mail me to take this further. Cheers.

danny said...

This is really a great record. I would buy a reissue.

Richard said...

I have lovingly held on to a copy of this tape which I bought at it's performance at Dartington. Great to see other people discovering it and to have a digital version.

QJ said...

The origin of this tape has eluded me for over 2 decades (I picked up MY copy in a petrol station, just after it came out.)
For years I thought that the composer was Andrew Poppy (a ZTT artist) and lo and behold, I have just looked him up on Wikipedia...and he WAS!!
I knew nothing of the other artistes involved, so thank you for throwing some light on the subject.
And it is STILL a brilliant recording!

QJ said...

You may know all about this, but you can find a photo of The Lost Jockey in performance, at the link below:


http://web.inter.nl.net/users/K.vanBunningen/music/poppy/photos.html

Sun Ira said...

I'm totally digging this - thanks!

John Wesley Barker said...

The a Facebook Group for Lost Jockey:

https://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=13202151590

Links to more recordings there.

Cheers!