Release date: 1982
A collection combining two spoken word albums by singer, poet, writer and director Richard Jobson, both originally released by Les Disques du Crépuscule.
From 1983, 10.30 On A Summer Night is Richard's own adaption of texts from the classic novel by French author Marguerite Duras, and includes the long and haunting tone poem The Kiss, the Dance and the Death. On this recording he is accompanied by Belgian pianist Cecile Bruynoghe.
Recorded a year earlier, An Afternoon In Company (1982) collects 20 original poems by Richard, with musical backing by luminaries such as Vini Reilly (Durutti Column), Steven Brown and Blaine L. Reininger (Tuxedomoon), Wim Mertens and Virginia Astley.
The CD booklet features the texts of the poems, photos and a biographical note.
1. The Hotel
2. The End of the Storm
3. The Meeting
4. The Road to Madrid
5. The Kiss, the Dance and the Death
7. The Return to England
9. The Pyrenees
11. The Ruhr Valley
17. Jericho (Reprise)
19. Mount Fuji
20. Days In the Trees
21. The End of an Era
22. Under the Rain Clouds
23. Day Breaks
25. The Happiness of Lonely
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