Complete List Of Henry Cow Albums And Songs

Henry Cow Albums

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This Complete List Of Henry Cow Albums And Songs presents the entire discography of Henry Cow studio albums. The Henry Cow band was founded in the late 196os in England. They were knows as an experimental progressive rock band that were rather unique. This Henry Cow discography also includes all of the deep Henry Cow compilations that were released in the 200s and 2010s and every single live albums. All these out of this world Henry Cow albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each Henry Cow album as well as all original album covers. Every album listed below showcases the entire album’s track listing.

HENRY COW BAND STUDIO ALBUMS

The Henry Cow Legend

Released September 1973. This was the band’s debut album. The album featured musicians Geoff Leigh on  woodwinds  and vocals, Tim Hodgkinson on keyboards alto saxophone, clarinet, little bells, and vocals, Fred Frith on guitars, strings, piano, and vocals John Greaves  bass, piano, and vocals and Chris Cutler drums, and vocals.

CD Track Listings:

1. Nirvana for Mice (4:53)
2. Amygdala (6:47)
3. Teenbeat Introduction (4:32)
4. Teenbeat (6:57)
5. Nirvana Reprise (1:11)
6. With the Yellow Half-Moon and Blue Star (extract) (2:26)
7. Teenbeat Reprise (5:07)
8. Tenth Chaffinch (6:06)
9. Nine Funerals of the Citizen King (5:34)

Unrest

Released May 1974. The band’s second album featured Tim Hodgkinson on keys and woodwinds, alto saxophone, clarinet, Fred Frith on stereo guitar, violin, xylophone, piano John Greaves on bass and piano, Chris Cutler on drums and Lindsay Cooper on woodwinds.

CD Track Listings:

1. Bittern Storm Over Ulm (2:44)
2. Half Asleep; Half Awake (7:39)
3. Ruins (12:00)
4. Solemn Music (1:09)
5. Linquaphonie (5:58)
6. Upon Entering The Hotel Adlon (2:56)
7. Arcades (1:50)
8. Deluge (5:52)
9. The Glove (6:35)
10. Torch Fire (4:48)

Desperate Straights

Released March 1975. This was a collaborative album between the groups Slapp Happy and Henry Cow.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Some Questions About Hats”
  2. “The Owl”
  3. “A Worm Is at Work”
  4. “Bad Alchemy”
  5. “Europa”
  6. “Desperate Straights”
  7. “Riding Tigers”
  8. “Apes in Capes”
  9. “Strayed”
  10. “Giants”
  11. “Excerpt from The Messiah
  12. “In the Sickbay”
  13. “Caucasian Lullaby”

In Praise of Learning

Released May 1975

CD Track Listings:

1. War (2:26)
2. Living In The Heart of the Beast (15:30)
3. Beginning: The Long March (6:27)
4. Beautiful as the Moon (7:02)
5. Morning Star (6:06)
6. Lovers of Gold (6:28)

Western Culture

Released 1979

CD Track Listings:

1. Industry (6:58)
2. The Decay of Cities (6:56)
3. On The Raft (4:01)
4. Falling Away (7:39)
5. Gretel’s Tale (3:58)
6. Look Back (1:20)
7. 1/2 the Sky (5:14)
8. untitled – silence (1:29)
9. Viva Pa Ubu (4:28)
10. Look Back (1:21)
11. Slice (0:36)

HENRY COW BAND LIVE ALBUMS

Concerts

Released 1976

CD Track Listings:

1. Beautiful As The Moon(22:46)
2. Bad Alchemy / Little Red Riding Hood Hits The Road (8:16)
3. Ruins (16:14)
4. Groningen (8:49)
5. Groningen Reprise (7:12)
6. Oslo (25:59)
7. Off The Map (8:30)
8. Cafe Royal (3:22)
9. Keeping Warm in Winter / Sweet Heart of Mine (10:06)
10. Udine (9:29)

HENRY COW BAND COMPILATION ALBUMS

The Road: Volume 6 – Stockholm & Göteborg (40th Anniversary Boxset)

Released 2008

CD Track Listings:

1. Stockholm 1 (6:38)
2. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 1 (3:28)
3. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 2 (2:55)
4. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 3 (2:27)
5. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 4 (6:17)
6. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 5 (1:59)
7. A Bridge to Ruins (5:08)
8. Ottawa Song (3:27)
9. Göteborg 1 Part 1 (6:06)
10. Göteborg 1 Part 2 (8:20)
11. Göteborg 1 Part 3 (2:27)
12. No More Songs (3:35)
13. Stockholm 2 (6:13)
14. The March (4:15)

The Road: Volumes 1-5 (40th Anniversary Box Set)

Released 2008

CD Track Listings:

1. Pre-Teenbeat I (1:44)
2. Pre-Teenbeat II (1:28)
3. Rapt in a Blanket (5:06)
4. Came to See You (6:43)
5. Amygdala [pre-Legend demo] (3:35)
6. Teenbeat (10:19)
7. Citizen King (5:21)
8. Nirvana for Moles (4:09)
9. Introduction (0:46)
10. Invocation (2:08)
11. Demi-lune jaune (2:10)
12. Three Little Steps (2:13)
13. Red Riff (1:50)
14. Chorale flautando (1:51)
15. Cycling over the Cliff (4:08)
16. First Light (0:51)
17. Olwyn Grainger (2:24)
18. Betty McGowan (6:12)
19. Lottie Hare (1:24)

Volume 2

1. Introduction (1:52)
2. Ruins I (6:35)
3. Half Asleep, Half Awake (4:11)
4. Ruins II (0:59)
5. Heron Shower over Hamburg (2:29)
6. Nix (0:06)
7. Halsteren 1 (1:08)
8. Solo 1 (1:08)
9. Solo Extension 1 (2:21)
10. Halsteren 2 (1:24)
11. Extension 1 (0:17)
12. Halsteren 3 (0:52)
13. First Suspension (4:28)
14. Extension 2 (2:58)
15. Extension 3 (1:19)
16. Solo 2 (1:20)
17. Solo Extension 2 (2:32)
18. Halsteren 4 (0:17)
19. Second Suspension (2:34)
20. Extension 4 (1:58)
21. Solo 3 (0:49)
22. Solo Extension 3 (3:17)
23. Hasteren 5 (1:21)
24- Living in the Heart of the Beast (13:46)

Volume 3: Hamburg

1. Fair as the Moon (6:01)
2. Nirvana for Rabbits (4:48)
3. Ottawa Song (3:41)
4. Twilight Bridge (2:04)
5. Gloria Gloom (2:17)
6. Hamburg 1 (4:15)
7. Hamburg 2 (3:27)
8. Red Noise10 (3:16)
9. Hamburg 3 (5:30)
10. Hamburg 4 (2:40)
11. Hamburg 5 (5:25)
12. Terrible as an Army with Banners (3:34)
13. A Heart (9:03)
14. Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road (5:12)
15. We Did It Again (6:31)

Volume 4 & 5: Trondheim

CD 1
1-10. Trondheim I (48:25)

CD 2
1-6. Trondheim II (31:54)
7. The March (6:25)

The Road: Volumes 6-10 (40th Anniversary Box Set)

Released 2008

CD Track Listings:

Vol Six:

1. Stockholm (6:38)
2. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 1 (3:28)
3. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 2 (2:55)
4. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 3 (2:27)
5. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 4 (6:17)
6. Erk Gah (aka Hold to the Zero Burn) Part 5 (1:59)
7. A Bridge to Ruins (5:08)
8. Ottawa Song (3:27)
9. Göteborg 1 Part 1 (6:06)
10. Göteborg 1 Part 2 (8:20)
11. Göteborg 1 Part 3 (2:27)
12. No More Songs (3:35)
13. Stockholm 2 (6:13)
14. The March (4:15)

Vol. Seven: 

1. Joan (5:26)
2. Teenbeat 2 (8:05)
3. Would you Prefer us to Lie? (4:28)
4. Untitled Piece (11:31)
5. Chaumont 1 (9:01)
6. Chaumont 2 (2:14)
7. March (7:00)
8. Brain Storm Over Barnsley (3:23)
9. Teenbeat 3 (6:45)
10. Post-teen Auditorium Invasion (3:56)
11. Bucket Waltz (4:26)
12. On Suicide (3:42)

Vol. Eight:

1. Armed Maniac/Things We Forgot (11:55)
2. Van Fleet (1:49)
3. Viva Pa Ubu instrumental extract (4:35)
4. The Big Tune begins (0:45)
5. The Big Tune continues (2:11)
6. The Big Tune ends (1:30)
7. March (3:46)
8-11. Bremen (34:25)
12-14. Erk Gah  (13:04)

Vol. Nine: 

1. Joy of Sax (3:50)
2. Jackie-ing (1:15)
3. Untitled 2 (1:32)
4. The Herring People (2:07)
5-8. RIO (17:09)
9. Half the Sky (5:05)
10. Virgins of Illinois (2:13)
11. Viva Pa Ubu (2:18)

Vol. Ten:

1. Beautiful as the Moon (6:50)
2. Vevey 1 (8:49)
3. Terrible as an Army with Banners (2:19)
4. Tim speaks (1:04)
5. No More Songs (3:48)
6. Living in the Heart of the Beast (16:57)
7. Vevey 2 (13:51)
8. March (2:42)
9. Erk Gah (18:28)

A Cow Cabinet of Curiosities

Released 2009

CD Track Listings:

1. Demo (3:55)
2. Demo (1:02)
3. Improvisation 1 (1:30)
4.  Improvisation 2 (5:37)
5.  Composition (2:04)
6. Exploded Amygdala  (3:37)
7. Lovers of Gold (6:29)
8. Hamburg 6 (5:33)
9. Ruins Extract (8:24)
10. Hamburg 7 (9:44)
11. Half the Sky (5:03)
12. Extract from The Glove (2:19)

Later and Post Virgin

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

1. Joan (5:26)
2. Teenbeat 2 (8:05)
3. Would You Prefer Us to Lie? (4:28)
4. Untitled Piece (11:31)
5. Chaumont 1 (9:01)
6. Chaumont 2 (2:14)
7. March (7:00)
8. Brain Storm over Barnsley (3:23)
9. Teenbeat 3 (6:45)
10. Post-Teen Auditorium Invasion (3:56)
11. Bucket Waltz (4:26)
12. On Suicide (3:42)

Trondheim

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

Beginnings

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

1.  I (1:44)
2.  II (1:28)
3. Rapt in a Blanket (5:06)
4. Came to See You (6:43)
5. Amygdala Extract (Pre-Legend Demo) (3:35)
6. Teenbeat (10:19)
7. Citizen King (5:21)
8. Nirvana for Moles (4:09)
9. Introduction (0:46)
10. Invocation (2:08)
11. Demi-lune Jaune (2:10)
12. Three Little Steps ()2:13)
13. Red Riff (1:50)
14. Chorale Flautando (1:51)
15. Cycling Over the Cliff (4:08)
16. First Light (0:51)
17. Olwyn Grainger (2:24)
18. Betty McGowan (6:12)
19. Lottie Hare (1:24)

Late

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

1. Joy of Sax (3:50)
2. Jackie-lng (1:15)
3. Untitled 2 (1:32)
4. The Herring People (2:07)
RIO: (17:09)
5. (Part 1)
6. (Part 2)
7. (Part 3)
8. (Part 4)
9. Half the Sky (5:05)
10. Virgins of Illinois (2:13)
11. Viva Pa Ubu (2:18)

Bremen

Released 2017

CD Track Listings:

1. Armed Maniac / Things We Forgot (11:55)
2. Van Fleet (1:49)
3. Viva Pa Ubu Instrumental Extract (4:35)
4. The Big Tune Begins (0:45)
5. The Big Tune Continues (2:11)
6. The Big Tune Ends (1:30)
7. March (3:46)
8. (Part 1)
9. (Part 2)
10. (Part 3)
11. (Part 4)
12. (Part 5)
13. (Extract 1)
14. (Extract 2)

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