THE SLOW CRACK (1987-89)

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Tracks (click a title for details)

  Media

1.Transaction (4:24) * /
2.Fireman (4:45)
3.Woman With Reason (4:05) (Company Caine song)
4.Favourite Pack Of Lies (4:07)
5.Something That Means Something (4:19)
6.Consider Yourself Conquered (4:41) *
7.Like A Ghost (4:41) * †
8.Ariel Sings (1:39)
9.A Minute Without You (3:55)
10.Surrealist Woman Blues (5:20)
11.Song Of Solomon (2:33) *
12.Starling St. (1:56) /
   

* "Transaction" 12" EP tracks, not on the original "The Slow Crack" (Red Eye RED 15 LP)
Bonus track on CD only

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Credits

Red Eye RED 15 LP Credits

   Written*, Played, Engineered & Produced by Steve Kilbey
   At Bedroom Studios June - October 1987
   *(except where noted...)
   Mixed by S.K. & Paul Simmons at Fatboy Studios, Rozelle
   Tarted up in the cut by Don Bartley

   Special Guest Stars:
     Jason Bruer - Saxophone on Fireman (courtesy Mink Tan)
     Paul Simmons - Mandolin on Fireman
     K.J. Dipper - Backing Vox on Fireman
     Phil Maher - Banjo on Woman With Reason

   Cover painting - Guy Crosley
   Photography - Russell Paper [Russell Kilbey]
   Art Direction - John Foy

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Transaction 12" EP Credits

   Written, engineered, produced & played by S.K.

   Transaction was recorded at First Warning Studios, N.Y.
   and mixed by S.K. & Simon Leadley at Trackdown, Bondi Junction.

   The songs on side two were recorded at Bedroom Studios, Rozelle
   and mixed by S.K. & Paul Simmons at Fatboy, Rozelle.

   Lyrics from Song Of Solomon from the Bible (Courtesy of God)

   Special Guest Stars:
     Donnette Thayer - Swan guitar on Transaction
     K.J. Dipper - Backing Vox on Like A Ghost

   Don Bartley transformed the original recording
   into this sparkling record with his magic cut.

   Photography by Russell Paper
   Cover by S.K. & J.F.

Releases

Vinyl Inner Groove Messages
  Side 1: KARIN IS A WOMAN WITH REASON
  Side 2: S.K. : REPTILE, AMPHIBIAN OR STARFISH?
 

Notes

The track "Favourite Pack Of Lies" is mislabeled as "A Favourite Pack Of Lies" on several releases after the original Red Eye RED 15 LP. This was corrected on the 2004 reissue.

The Red Eye RED 15 LP inner sleeve contains 2 photos by Russell Paper (Russell Kilbey). Roll over a photo below to see a larger version:

 

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THE SLOW CRACK (2004 reissue)

Steve Kilbey - The Slow Crack (2004 reissue) Cover

Tracks (click a title for details)

  Media

1.Fireman (4:44)
2.Woman With Reason (4:02) (Company Caine song)
3.A Favourite Pack Of Lies (4:04)
4.Something That Means Something (4:18)
5.Ariel Sings (1:38)
6.A Minute Without You (3:55)
7.Surrealist Woman Blues (5:20)
8.Starling St. (1:57) /
9.Transaction (4:23) /
10.Consider Yourself Conquered (4:41)
11.Like A Ghost (4:43)
12.Song Of Solomon (2:34)
13.This Asphalt Eden (3:57) /
14.Never Come Back (2:57)
15.Shell (3:49) /
   

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Credits

Written, Engineered, Produced and Played by S.K. and
mixed by S.K. & Simon Leadley at Trackdown, Bondi Junction.
Tracks 1-8 were recorded at Bedroom Studios, Rozelle
and Mixed by S.K. & Paul Simmons at Fatboy, Rozelle.
Transaction was recorded at First Warning Studios, N.Y.
Tracks 13-15 Studios 301, Sydney
Mastered from the original source material by Dave Macquarie at Studios 301, Sydney.
Lyrics from "Song of Solomon" from the Bible (courtesy of God)

Special Guest Stars:
   Donnette Thayer - Swan Guitar on "Transaction"
   K.J. Dipper - Backing Vox on "Like a Ghost"
   Jason Bruer - Saxophone on "Fireman" - Courtesy Mink Tan
   Paul Simmons - Mandolin on "Fireman"
   Phil Maher - Banjo on "Woman With Reason"

Original typeface and layout by John Foy.
Cover painting by Guy Crosley.
Cover concept SK
Layout by JLK and Ian Underwood.
Photography by Russell Paper

Releases

Notes

This reissue restores the track order of the original Red Eye RED 15 release, followed by the tracks from the "Transaction" 12" release and the "This Asphalt Eden" single.

The 12-page booklet includes close-ups of the cover artwork, rare photos, and write-ups on each song by Steve himself.

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