BEEP discografie entry for Music From The Penguin Cafe
Music From The Penguin Cafe
The Penguin Cafe Orchestra

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Year: 1976
Categorie: Production (Obscure)
Cover Art Credits:
Artwork by John Bonis of 
CCS
Producer info:
Simon Jeffes & Steve Nye
Executive producer: 
Brian Eno
Recording Location info:
Recorded On Location 
between 74-76
Catalog info:
LP: Island:Obscure No.7
    EG Obscure  Obs 7
    EG Records EGED 27
    Polydor 2311 041
    EGED 15-2335238
    Carol 1544-2
    EMI 787 448
More Covers: 2
Tracks:
 1.- Penguin Caf Single
 2.- Zopf: From The Colonies (for N.R.)
           In A Sydney Motel
           Surface Tension (Where The Trees Meet The Sky)
           Milk
           Coronation
           Giles Farnaby's Dream 
                  Giles Farnaby (1560- 1640)
                  Simon Jefes   (1949 -    ) 
           Pigtail
 3.- The Sound Of Someone You Love Who's Going             <--  ALSO  <--  sound 
     Away And It Doesn't Matter                            <--  ALSO 
 4.- Hugebaby
 5.- Chartered Flight

Additional information:
Music From The Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Musicians:
Penguin Caf 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 
                     Farnaby's dream"
    Simon Jeffes     Guitar,Bass,ukelele,quatro,
                     spinet, Electric Piano,mouth 
                     perc,Vocals,cheng,ring
                     modulator,Cello (on  Sidney 
                     Motel)
Words by Neil Rennie except "Milk"







A
1. Penguin Cafe Single
ZOPF
2. From The Colonies
2. In A Sydney motel
4. Surface Tension
5. Milk
6. Coronation
7. Giles Farnaby's Dream
8. Pigtail

B
1. The Sound of someone you love Who's Going Away And It Doesn't Matter
2. Hugebaby
3. Chartered flight

Produced by Simon Jeffes and Steve Nye
Obscure 7




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 Caf 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 Caf Quartet',
members of the 'Penguin Caf 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 Caf'
is a charming and seminal record that was to lead to a quarter of a century of 
innovative music. 

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 
2. Zopf 
3. From The Colonies 
4. In A Sydney Motel 
5. Surface Tension (Where The Trees Meet The Sky) 
6. Milk 
7. Coronation 
8. Giles Farnaby's Dream 
9. Pigtail 
10. The Sound Of Someone You Love Who's Going Away And It Doesn't Matter 
11. Hugebaby/Chartered Flight



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