v/a - From Brussels With Love   [PREORDER]

Les Disques du Crepuscule
(TWI007-2: 708527190647/TWI008: 708527190654/TWI007-4: 708527190630)



Release date: 11/6/2020

2xCD in 60 page hardback earbook (39 tracks)
2xLP (LP1 black, LP2 white) with download (21 tracks)
Cassette with 16 page booklet, tracklist insert, download (21 tracks)

To mark the 40th anniversary of From Brussels With LoveLes Disques du Crepuscule will issue three remastered editions: A deluxe 2xCD hardback earbook edition plus newly remastered vinyl and cassette editions of the iconic compilation.

From Brussels With Love was the very first release on Crepuscule back in November 1980, and is now celebrating its 40th anniversary. The cassette (TWI007) is a faithful reproduction of the 1980 original, complete with PVC wallet, 16 page booklet and tracklist insert. 

Originally released as a cassette with a 16 page booklet packaged in a PVC wallet, From Brussels With Love featured 21 exclusive tracks from the international avant-garde and new wave, as well as contributions from the celebrated Factory Records roster.

Then, as now, the featured artists include A Certain Ratio, Gavin Bryars, Harold Budd, Thomas Dolby, Dome, The Durutti Column, John Foxx, Martin Hannett, Richard Jobson, The Names, Bill Nelson, Kevin Hewick + New Order, Michael Nyman and Der Plan. Running for 78 minutes, the cosmopolitan ‘cassette journal’ was curated by Michel Duval, Annik Honore and Wim Mertens, and also includes extended interviews with Brian Eno and legendary French film actress Jeanne Moreau. The cover art is by Jean-Francois Octave, with additional artwork in the booklet by Benoit Hennebert, Marc Borgers and Claude Stassart.

From Brussels With Love quickly sold 6000 copies around Europe, earning rapturous reviews in the UK music press. “This is a reminder – without really trying, without being obvious – that pop is modern poetry. Is the sharpest, shiniest collection of experiences. Is always something new” (Paul Morley, NME).

More recently, Dan Fox of art magazine Frieze described TWI 007 as “a masterpiece of distinctly northern European post-punk eclecticism.”

To mark the 40th anniversary of From Brussels With Love, Crepuscule will issue three remastered editions. The most ambitious of these is a deluxe 2xCD earbook edition (TWI 007 CD) presented as a 10-inch square hardback book, with two full length audio CDs and a 60 page book including rare images, posters, sleeve designs and period ephemera, plus a detailed history of the Crepuscule label between 1979 and 1984, with contributions from Duval, Honore, Mertens, Octave, Hennebert and photographer Philippe Carly.

CD1 includes all 21 tracks from the original cassette. CD2 includes tracks omitted from TWI 007 for reasons of space, as well as related Crepuscule tracks by Michael Nyman, Bill Nelson, John Foxx, Richard Jobson, Durutti Column, Repetition and The Names, and contemporary songs by other Belgian artists including Digital Dance, Polyphonic Size, Aksak Maboul, Karel Goeyvaerts and Marine.

In addition, Crepuscule will issue a facsimile edition cassette package (TWI 007), and a gatefold double vinyl edition (TWI 008) pressed on coloured vinyl (Disc 1 is black, and Disc 2 is white), with the booklet pages printed on the inner gatefold.

Tracklist (2xCD, TWI008-2):

CD1: 1. John Foxx A Jingle #1 2. Thomas Dolby Airwaves 3. Repetition Stranger 4. Harold Budd Children On the Hill 5. The Durutti Column Sleep Will Come 6. Martin Hannett The Music Room 7. The Names Cat 8. Michael Nyman A Walk Through H 9. Interview with Brian Eno 10. John Foxx A Jingle #2 11. Un entretien avec Jeanne Moreau 12. Richard Jobson Armoury Show 13. Bill Nelson The Shadow Garden 14. The Durutti Column Piece For an Ideal 15. A Certain Ratio Felch (live in NYC) 16. Kevin Hewick & New Order Haystack 17. Radio Romance Etrange Affinite 18. Gavin Bryars White’s SS 19. Der Plan Mein Freunde 20. BC Gilbert & Graham Lewis Twist Up 21. John Foxx A Jingle #3 

CD2: 1. John Foxx A Jingle #4 2. John Foxx Mr No 3. Bill Nelson Dada Guitare 4. The Durutti Column For Belgian Friends 5. Richard Jobson & Tuxedomoon Orphee 6. Aksak Maboul DBB (Double Bind Baby) 7. Karel Goyvaerts Ach Golgotha (extract) 8. Marguerite Duras Interview 9. Polyphonic Size Nagasaki Mon Amour 10. Marine Life In Reverse 11. Michael Nyman Mozart 12. Gavin Bryars White’s SS (unedited) 13. The Names Nightshift 14. Repetition A Still Reflex 15. Digital Dance Treatment 16. Josef K Sorry For Laughing 17. A Certain Ratio And Then Again (live) 18. John Foxx A Jingle #5

Tracklist (2xLP, TWI008):

A1. John Foxx A Jingle #1
A2. Thomas Dolby Airwaves
A3. Repetition Stranger
A4. Harold Budd Children On the Hill
A5. The Durutti Column Sleep Will Come
A6. Martin Hannett The Music Room
B1.  The Names Cat
B2.  Michael Nyman A Walk Through H
B3.  Interview with Brian Eno
B4.  John Foxx A Jingle #2
C1. Un entretien avec Jeanne Moreau
C2. Richard Jobson Armoury Show
C3. Bill Nelson The Shadow Garden
C4. The Durutti Column Piece For an Ideal
C5. A Certain Ratio Felch (live in NYC)
D1. Kevin Hewick & New Order Haystack
D2. Radio Romance Etrange Affinite
D3. Gavin Bryars White’s SS
D4. Der Plan Mein Freunde
D5. BC Gilbert & Graham Lewis Twist Up
D6. John Foxx A Jingle #3

Tracklist (cassette, TWI007-4):

Side 1 = tracks A1 to B4 above
Side 2 = tracks C1 to D6 above


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