Henry Cow - Unrest
Jazz, Rock
Label: Red Records ‎– RED 002, Red Records ‎– V2011
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: US
Date of released: 1979
Category: Jazz, Rock
Style: Free Jazz, Art Rock, Avantgarde
Genre: Jazz, Rock
Musician: Henry Cow
Album's name: Unrest
ZIP archive size: 1617

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Bittern Storm Over Ulm
Written-By – Frith*
A2 Half Asleep; Half Awake
Written-By – Greaves*
A3 Ruins
Engineer [Recording, Parts] – Mike OldfieldWritten-By – Frith*
B1 Solemn Music
Written-By – Frith*
B2 Linguaphonie
Written-By – H. Cow*
B3 Upon Entering The Hotel Adlon
Written-By – H. Cow*
B4 Arcades
Written-By – H. Cow*
B5 Deluge
Written-By – H. Cow*

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Henry Cow
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Recorded At – The Manor


  • Bass, Piano, Voice – John Greaves
  • Bassoon, Oboe, Recorder, Voice – Lindsay Cooper
  • Drums – Chris Cutler
  • Engineer [Mixing] – Henry Cow (tracks: B1 to B5), Phil Becque (tracks: A1 to A3)
  • Engineer [Recording] – Andy Morris , Phil Becque
  • Guitar [Stereo], Violin, Xylophone, Piano – Fred Frith
  • Organ, Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, Piano – Tim Hodgkinson
  • Painting [Cover], Photography By [Inside Photograph] – Ray Smith
  • Photography By [Cover Paintings] – Anne Lamberty
  • Producer – Henry Cow
  • Vocals [Certain], Engineer [Assistance] – Charles Fletcher


US release in single sleeve.

All the sounds were made with the instruments listed above; however, in parts of Ruins and Linguaphonie, the bassoon, alto, voice and drums were recorded at half or double speed.

Bittern Storm over Ulm acknowledges its debt to O. Rasputin's 'Got to Hurry' by the Yardbirds.

For many things other than the record we would like to thank Charles Fletcher, Jack Balchin, D.J. Perry, Ray Smith, Lol Coxhill, Henk Weltevreden and Geoff Leigh.

Recorded at the Manor Feb./Mar. 1974.

Dedicated to Robert Wyatt and Uli Trepte.

Catalog numbers:
RED 002 - Label and spine / V2011 - Rear sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings Runout Side A): 0002+A
  • Matrix / Runout (Hand-etchings Runout Side B): 0002+B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2011 Henry Cow Unrest ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2011 UK 1974
VIL 12011 Henry Cow Unrest ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin VIL 12011 Italy 1974
BELLE152407 Henry Cow Unrest ‎(CD, Album, RM) Belle Antique BELLE152407 Japan 2015
ReR HC2 Henry Cow Unrest ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) ReR Megacorp ReR HC2 UK 2014
ReR VHC2 Henry Cow Unrest ‎(LP, Ltd, RE, RM, 180) ReR Megacorp ReR VHC2 UK 2010

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