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Penguin Cafe Orchestra: Union Cafe (1993)

Union Cafe

Track list:

01. Scherzo and Trio
02. Lifeboat (Lovers Rock)
03. Nothing Really Blue
04. Cage Dead
05. Vega
06. Yodel 3
07. Organum
08. Another One from Porlock
09. Thorn Tree Wind
10. Silver Star of Bologna
11. Discover America
12. Pythagoras on the Line
13. Kora Kora
14. Lie Back and Think of England
15. Red Shorts
16. Passing Through

Personnel:

01 – Scherzo And Trio
Cor Anglais – Barbara Bolte
Trombone – Annie Whitehead
Piano – Simon Jeffes, Steve Fletcher
Ukulele – Neil Rennie
Violin – Peter Mc Gowan
Viola – Geoffrey Richardson
Cello – Helen Liebmann
Percussion, Double Bass – Ian Maidman

02 – Lifeboat (Lovers’ Rock)
Clarinet, Viola – Geoffrey Richardson
Piano, Omni-chord, Double Bass, Cuatro – Simon Jeffes
Cello – Helen Liebmann

03 – Nothing Really Blue
Piano – Simon Jeffes
Viola – Geoffrey Richardson
Cello – Helen Liebmann

04 – Cage Dead
Clarinet, Soprano Sax – Sabir Rizaev
Accordion – Kurban Kurbanov
Piano, Mandolin – Simon Jeffes
Violin – Nigel Kennedy
Cello – Helen Liebmann
Drums – Khakberdy Allamurdov
Percussion (Clay Pot & Twigs) – Nana Vasconcelos

05 – Vega

Cor Anglais – Barbara Bolte
Trombone – Annie Whitehead
Piano – Simon Jeffes
Violin – Peter Mc Gowan
Cello – Helen Liebmann

06 – Yodel 3
Guitar, Violin, Prophet 5 Synthesizer – Simon Jeffes

07 – Organum
Northumbrian Bagpipes – Kathryn Tickell
Harmonium – Simon Jeffes
1st Violin – Gavyn Wright
2nd Violin – Pat Kiernan
Viola – George Robertson, Katy Wilkinson
Cello – Helen Liebmann, Martin Loveday
Double Bass – Chris Laurence

08 – Another One From Porlock
Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Percussion – Simon Jeffes

09 – Thorn Tree Wind

10 – Silver Star Of Bologna
Piano – Simon Jeffes

11 – Discover America
1st Violin – Gavyn Wright, Jim McLeod, Pete Oxer, Rita Manning, Roger Garland, Wilf Gibson
2nd Violin – Barry Wilde, Belinda Bunt, Bogustav Kostecki, Pat Kiernan, Roy Gillard, Tim Good
Viola – George Robertson, Katy Wilkinson, Roger Chase, Steve Tees
Cello – Tony Pleeth, Helen Liebmann, Paul Kegg, Roger Smith
Double Bass – Chris Laurence, Paul Cullington
Arrangement – Simon Jeffes

12 – Pythagoras On The Line
Computer Realization programmed by: Simon Jeffes

13 – Kora Kora
Piano – Simon Jeffes

14 – Lie Back And Think Of England
1st Violin – Gavyn Wright (solo), Jim McLeod, Pete Oxer, Rita Manning, Roger Garland, Wilf Gibson
2nd Violin – Barry Wilde, Belinda Bunt, Bogustav Kostecki, Pat Kiernan, Roy Gillard, Tim Good
Viola – George Robertson, Katy Wilkinson, Roger Chase (solo), Steve Tees
Cello – Tony Pleeth, Helen Liebmann (solo), Paul Kegg, Roger Smith
Double Bass – Chris Laurence, Paul Cullington

15 – Red Shorts
Trombone – Annie Whitehead
Piano – Simon Jeffes
Violin – Peter Mc Gowan
Cello – Helen Liebmann

16 – Passing Through
Violin, Piano, Double Bass – Simon Jeffes
Viola, Cello – Geoffrey Richardson

The electric aoelian harp was conceived and constructed by Geoffrey Richardson, Mike Lesser and Simon Jeffes.

Recorded:
#1,2: Landsdowne Studio, London
#3,5,7,15: Abbey Road, London
#4: Real World Studios, Wiltshire
#6,8,13,16: Hippodrome Place, London
#9: on Cadbury Hill, Somerset
#11,14: The Hit Factory, London
#10: AIR (Lyndhurst) Studio, London
Released: 1993
Label: Zopf
ZOPFD-001

Peguin Cafe
DPC098 [2011, CD, re-mastered, digipak]
Producer: Simon Jeffes
Recording Engineer: Paul Golding (1)
Ian Morais (2,6,8,10,13,16)
Ben Findlay (4)
Simon Rhodes (3,5,7,15)
Mike Ross (11,14)

Mixed at Landsdowne Studio, London. Mastered at Metropolis
Mixed by: Ian Morais (Assistant: James Collins)

Cover Painting: Emily Young
Photography: Roger Whitaker
Although track 16 indicates a time of 1.03 on the cover the actual time is 5.19 on the disc.,
After one minute of music there is silence for 24 seconds then a sound of what seams to be dripping water, electronically generated.

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