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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Hugh Cornwell


2-3-09 Hugh Cornwell


CD5 ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE VIRGIN UK VSCD 945

1988 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" ANOTHER KIND OF LOVE VIRGIN UK VS 945-12

1988 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD BEYOND ELYSIAN FIELDS IHM UK IHCD 38

2005 11 TRKS Tony Visconti, prod.

CD5 DREAMING AGAIN VIRGIN UK VSCD 1093

1988 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" DREAMING AGAIN VIRGIN UK VST 1093

1988 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" FACTS + FIGURES VIRGIN UK VS 922-12

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD FEATURING CORNWELL / COOK / WEST (as C.C.W.) UFO UK UFO9CD

1992 10 TRKS

CD GUILTY SNAPPER SMACD 501

1997 11 TRKS

CD HI FI KOCH US KOC-CD-8220

2001 13 TRKS

CD HOOVERDAM (CD + DVD) IHM UK IHCD 52

2008 10 TRKS + 81m DVD: "Blueprint"

CD NOSFERATU (with Robt. Williams) EMI UK CZ 496

1979 10 TRKS ('92 issue) Stranglers

LP NOSFERATU (with Robt. Williams) U.A. UK UAG 30251

1979 10 TRKS Stranglers

12" ONE IN A MILLION PORTRAIT UK TX 6509

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" WHITE ROOM (with Robt. Williams) U.A. UK BP 320

1979 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD WIRED TRANSMISSION UK TRANSCD 1

1993 11 TRKS

CD WOLF VIRGIN UK CDV 2420

1988 10 TRKS UK version

LP WOLF VIRGIN US 90947.1

1988 10 TRKS U.S. version


He has been out of The Stranglers a lot longer now than he was in The Stranglers. I am particularly taken with his ’08 release “Hooverdam”. It’s my favorite release of his in some years. I also enjoyed the accompanying DVD, “Blueprint”.


I was lucky enough to have seen a solo show by Mr. Cornwell @ The Mint on Pico Blvd., in approx. 1999. I don’t think he has ever come back to L.A. with a band. He was very kind to sign some of the records I brought with me – such as “Ladies & Gentlemen, An Evening With Hugh Cornwell” (a Stranglers 12” B-side that was basically a comedy record!).


I also saw The Stranglers @ The Whisky A-Go-Go approx. 1979 – at the time, I thought $8.50 was a lot for a concert ticket (when most visiting UK artists charged $5 - $6 per ticket or so). It was my only opportunity to ever see them play live.


Really must try and pick up the HC solo albums that I am missing. I think there are at least two (three?). Thanks for the music, Mr. Cornwell. I am still listening!


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2 Comments:

Anonymous Jim Donato said...

I need to catch up with Hugh Cornwell. The last one I got was Hi-Fi (US edition) at full retail (!) because I though "Hugh deserves it!" The least I could do was contribute to his Soundscan numbers. I've enjoyed everything I've heard from Mr. Cornwell. The Strangers ended for me with his departure. I gave 'em a chance but I'm no masochist.

8:38 AM  
Blogger chas_m said...

I can only echo Jim's comments 100%. I'm off to iTunes to sample some of his solo work, and will make judicious purchases of his CDs when circumstances dictate.

4:19 AM  

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