Music From The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Penguin CafŽ Quartet:
Helen Leibmann Cello
Gavin Wright Violin
Steve Nye Electric Piano, Engineer
Simon Jeffes Electric Guitar
2: Helen Leibmann Cello
Gavin Wright Violin,Viola
Neil Rennie Ukelele, on song "Giles
Simon Jeffes Guitar,Bass,ukelele,quatro,
spinet, Electric Piano,mouth
modulator,Cello (on Sidney
Words by Neil Rennie except "Milk"
1. Penguin Cafe Single
2. From The Colonies
2. In A Sydney motel
4. Surface Tension
7. Giles Farnaby's Dream
1. The Sound of someone you love Who's Going Away And It Doesn't Matter
3. Chartered flight
Produced by Simon Jeffes and Steve Nye
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - CD - Music from the Penguin Cafe - REMASTERED 2008
Music from the Penguin Cafe - EG - 1976
This record is a manifestation of a dream that Simon had in Japan of a place called
the Penguin CafŽ where a certain kind of unusual music is played.
The record is, in effect, a compilation of at least three years' work in various
contexts and with different musicians, mostly recorded on Simon's trusty A77 Revox
tape recorder 'on location'.
The original combination of musicians that rehearsed for, and played on, this record
was called 'the 4 musicians in green clothes'. By the time Brian Eno had adopted
the project, and Simon had dreamt his dream, they had become the 'Penguin CafŽ Quartet',
members of the 'Penguin CafŽ Orchestra'.
A section of the record is entitled 'Zopf' with slightly different performers and
includes tracks that have become PCO classics such as 'From the Colonies', 'Surface
Tension' and 'Giles Farnaby's Dream'. 'Zopf' means pigtail in German and was used in
the 18th Century to describe a certain kind of light music played in coffee-houses.
Later, Simon used the name for the PCO's own record label. 'Music From The Penguin CafŽ'
is a charming and seminal record that was to lead to a quarter of a century of
First released on Brian Eno's Obscure Records label in 1976 with the catalogue
number Obscure 7, it was originally available from Island Records in the UK on mail
order only. Since then it has passed to the Virgin label.
Catalogue no: EEGCD 27/0777 7 87448 2 5 (UK)/ CAR1544 (US)
1. Penguin Cafe Single
3. From The Colonies
4. In A Sydney Motel
5. Surface Tension (Where The Trees Meet The Sky)
8. Giles Farnaby's Dream
10. The Sound Of Someone You Love Who's Going Away And It Doesn't Matter
11. Hugebaby/Chartered Flight