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As we previously mentioned, two special editions of the new C93 album, I Am The Last Of All The Field That Fell, were made for the London Channelling last month.
The small number of remaining copies have now been added to the online shop on DavidTibet.com. We will start sending out orders for these two items in the week starting Monday 10 March.
Thank you to Lovely Marta for Channelling these 93 New Fields and thus manifesting in Ania Goszczyńska’s photographs. See more of these photos in the photo gallery section of this website.
2LP in pink transparent audiophile virgin vinyl
2LP in pink transparent audiophile virgin vinyl in silkscreened PVC cover with signed and numbered art print housed in silkscreened PVC cover.
Housed in the standard gatefold full colour sleeve used for the black vinyl edition, with all SPHERES on the front of the cover spot laminated and photos of the band in the inner gatefold. Inserted into a PVC sleeve that is silkscreened in pink with a different image/text on each side. Includes a folded A3 insert with all lyrics printed in pink ink on white paper (as opposed to black ink on white paper in the standard black vinyl 2LP). Each copy is accompanied with a pink and white silkscreened print (300 x 300mm/11 ¾" x 11 ¾") on 300 gsm Fabiano art paper. Each print is signed and numbered by David. The images shown here show the print itself, and how the gatefold album cover looks when inserted into the screenprinted PVC sleeve.
The recording and mix of this edition of the pink vinyl is identical to that on the black vinyl 2LP; the Norbert Kox poem on this version is THE END IS NEAR, as it is on the black vinyl. 193 copies were made. £39 plus postage and packing.
2LP in pink transparent audiophile virgin vinyl (alternative version)
2LP in pink transparent audiophile virgin vinyl, containing a different Norbert Cox poem to the other 2LP versions. In silkscreened two-sided, three-panel poster cover housed in a silkscreened PVC cover.
Three panel silkscreened foldout poster cover in 300 gsm card, with different artwork by David Tibet on both sides of the poster, a different Norbert Kox poem to all other editions and different record label, with Chinese text for “The Spheres” and Chinese numerals on each side. Includes a folded A3 insert with all lyrics printed in red ink on white paper. Inserted into a PVC sleeve silkscreened in red with a different image/text on each side; one side of the screenprinted PVC sleeve differs to that on the other pink 2LP. The images shown here show both sides of the three panel foldout poster cover, and how that cover looks when inserted into the screen-printed PVC sleeve.
The recording and mix of this edition of the pink vinyl is identical to that on the black vinyl and other pink vinyl 2LP, but the Norbert Kox poem on this version is 2000 PIGS, and thus differs to the Norbert Kox poem on the black vinyl and other pink vinyl 2LP. 313 copies were made. £31 plus postage and packing.
I and all of us would like to thank all those who attended, and worked at, C93’s London Channelling on Saturday, 8 February. I would especially like to thank Shirley Collins, Ian Kearey, MacGillivray and all of C93—Jack Barnett, James Blackshaw, Ossian Brown, Reinier van Houdt, Andrew Liles, Tony McPhee, Jon Seagroatt, Carl Stokes and Bobbie Watson. It was, of course, deeply moving, and a huge honour for me personally, that Shirley Collins returned to sing onstage for the first time in over 30 years. She had briefly sung with Bob Copper in Lewes some time ago, but this was the first time she had rehearsed songs and performed songs from her own back catalogue. It has been one of the highest points in my life to be the means of bringing Shirley back to sing on stage. As she acknowledged on Saturday, I believe, I have been asking her to sing live at a C93 concert since we first became friends in the early 1990s. And I am of course OverMoon to be working with Tony McPhee. His work, both with the Groundhogs and solo and in many other projects, has been one of the major influences on my own work. It goes without saying—so I will say it—that my admiration of, and love for, all those other 93s who also appeared on stage with me and their work is utter and eternal. And to all those other family members of C93, whether on stage with us or not, thank you and amen.
Many thanks, too, to those kind stars at QuJunktions who organised it—Mark Slater, John Stevens, Chiz Williams and Ralph Cumbers—and the honeysweet sound crew they brought it, Alan Burgess and Paul Bullimore, and the bricoleur for listening with 93 ears. Shaun Whitehouse for getting us there and back, over and over again. And everyone at the Union Chapel who were so kind and supportive. And, in no order other than disorder, Geoff Cox-Dorée (who kindly introduced Shirley on stage), Ania Goszczyńska, Davide Pepe, Miss Kat, José Pacheco, Adrian Pike, Nidge Ince, Danella Corcio, Selly Zilio, Gary Robertson, Roberto Martincich, Hugo Lundhaug, Victoria Tischler, Polly Marshall, Claus Laufenburg, Ruth Bayer, Lauren Winton, Dave Knight, Giorgio Cebrero and all of those at Burning Bridges. And of course I offer huge gratitude to all those many friends, known and unknown, who came—too many to name. Thank you all! And apologies for anyone I have forgotten to thank. You are all Last Fields.
A number of photos of the concert have been added to a gallery on the Coptic Cat website. Go here.
Photos shown here by Karolina Urbaniak.
The C93 PickNick Magick album is being released in the formats and editions listed below.
I AM THE LAST OF ALL THE FIELD THAT FELL is released as a single CD and double LP, packaged in a full colour sleeve with all artwork by David Tibet, photos of the band and all the album’s lyrics included. The CD has a domestic release and a North American release. The 2LP in its three versions only has a domestic release. The recording and mixes are the same on all the five, and the artwork and booklets identical except for one feature. My friend Norbert Kox: www.outsiderart.co.uk/kox.html • http://apocalypsehouse.homestead.com/, who is also one of my favourite artists, and with whom I am now collaborating on a large project, appears on the C93 album reading one of his profoundly apocalyptic and extraordinarily poems. But the poem differs between the UK CD, the North American CD and the three 2LP formats, and hence the text of his poem in the booklet is also different in each edition.
UK/EUROPE/REST OF THE WORLD CD
The Norbert Kox poem on this version is TRUTH IS ONE. The UK/EUROPE/REST OF THE WORLD CD is £11 plus postage and packing, and is available from www.davidtibet.com. It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.
NORTH AMERICAN CD
The Norbert Kox poem on this version is STONE WITNESS. The NORTH AMERICAN CD is $14.99. This version is NOT available from DavidTibet.com; please go to Coptic Cat Canada to purchase it.
2LP IN BLACK AUDIOPHILE VIRGIN VINYL
Gatefold full-colour sleeve, with all SPHERES on front of cover spot-laminated, photos of band in the inner gatefold, folded A3 insert with all lyrics printed in black ink on white paper
The Norbert Kox poem on this version is THE END IS NEAR. £20 plus postage and packing, available from www.davidtibet.com. It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.
There will be some very limited coloured vinyl versions of the album with inserted art prints available only at the London, and subsequent, Channellings.
A digital download version of the UK/EUROPE/REST OF THE WORLD CD will be available online on 10 February.
BLACK T-SHIRTS WITH DAVID’S ALBUM PAINTING OF PAZUZU
Shirt template courtesy of Angel A. Acevedo www.angelaacevedo.com
Artwork from the 2LP and CD is silk-screened in white on the front. The back features CURRENT 93 in David’s handwriting and the cuneiform logogram for “Channel” (Sumerian ŠITA₃ / Akkadian rātu) also silk-screened in white. Available in unisex SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE and EXTRA LARGE. £15 plus postage and packing from www.davidtibet.com. It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.
LARGE SILK-SCREENED PRINT OF ALBUM COVER ARTWORK
Large B2 art print (707 x 500 mm / 27.8 x 19.7") silk-screened in 7 colours on 250 gsm Somerset art paper, each one signed and numbered by David, and limited to 393 copies. £39 plus postage and packing from www.davidtibet.com. It is NOT available from Coptic Cat.