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From Brussels With Love


Release Year
2020

First Release
1980
€54.90

RELEASE DATE: NOVEMBER 6, 2020 - IT WILL SHIP AS SOON AS IT WILL BE AVAILABLE


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 3 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.

Tracklist:

1. John Foxx - A Jingle *1
2. Thomas Dolby - Airwaves
3. Repetition - Stranger
4. Harold Budd - Children on the Hill
5. Durutti Column - Sleep Will Come
6. Martin Hannett - The Music Room
7. The Names - Cat
8. Michael Nyman - A Walk Through H
9. Brian Eno - interview
10. Phill Niblock - A Third Trombone
11. Jeanne Moreau - interview
12. Richard Jobson - Armoury Show
13. Bill Nelson - The Shadow Garden
14. Durutti Column - Piece For An Ideal
15. Kevin Hewick & New Order - Haystack
16. Radio Romance - Etrange Affinite
17. Gavin Bryars - White's SS
18. Der Plan - Meine Freunde
19. Gilbert & Lewis - Twist Up
20. John Foxx - A Jingle *2

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