The Silent Corner And The Empty Stage

Artist: Peter Hammill
Label: Charisma
Catalog#: CAS 1083
Format: Vinyl
Country: United Kingdom
Released: 1974
A1 Modern 7:28
A2 Wilhelmina 5:17
A3 The Lie (Bernini's Saint Theresa) 5:40
A4 Forsaken Gardens 6:15

Choir [Part-choir] - Hugh Banton

B1 Red Shift 8:11

Guitar [Pulsating Lead Guitar] - Randy California

B2 Rubicon 4:41
B3 A Louse Is Not A Home 12:13

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Piano [Assorted Pianos], Harmonium, Mellotron [S], Effects [Oscillator], Vocals [Vox] - Peter Hammill
Artwork By [Cover] - Bettina Hohls
Bass - Peter Hammill
Bass [Foot + Hand Bass] - Hugh Banton
Composed By - Peter Hammill
Drums, Other [Symbol + Annapuma] - Guy Evans
Engineer - Rodney Sofa
Engineer [Rockfield] - Pat Moran
Mixed By - David Hentschel
Organ, Vocals - Hugh Banton
Producer - John Anthony
Producer - Peter Hammill
Saxophone [Altotenorandsoprano And Routings], Flute - David Jackson


Recorded at Sofa Sound, Sussex (A1,A2,B2) and Rockfield Studios, Monmouthsire (A3,A4,B3) in September+October, 1973.
Vox+mellotrons on A1 & A2 were dubbed onto Sofa backing tracks at Rockfield.
The whole thing was mixed at Trident Studios, London in October 1973.
B1 recorded at Island Studios, London, April 1973.
Gordianisation: Troeller!
Grateful acknowledgements/random information dept:-
Run-ups: (Sofa) The Judge
(Foel)-(Rockfield) Capt. Banana or whatever
Initial integration location: Clearwell
Cuisine: (Rockfield+Sofa) Alice, (Clearwell) Frogs+Toads, "Smoky" O.S.A.
Truck+Hump: J. Buonuomo + the other 2 (sorry, but names lost in the ensuing madness)
Sofa bass presence: Red Max Hutchinson
R.S. Film crew: Sparkes, Jeept, Overload
Transatlantic co-ordination: Chris Konsczcs??
Comedy team: Dylan + Laddie
Others (in order of disappearance): Dave Anderson+reveried components, Pancho, Bjorn Ovid, the Big Girl, D.D., Tap-bat, picture-darts, golfwinks, Jean-Pierre Bumdrop, Meringue, All Wards, "N" Down+the fly circus, several taxi drivers in search of Mr. Feltham, Sue Jaxon, Sebastian -----
Peter Hammill, Dec'73/Jan'74
Lyrics included.
Modern (cities) / Wilhelmina (children) / The Lie (Bernini's St. Theresa) (religion/sex) / Forsaken Gardens (loss+hope) / Red Shift (scientific alienation) / Rubicon (choice) / A Louse Is Not A Home (search....I?)
Marketed and distributed by Phonogram Ltd.

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