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Mick Karn - Titles album

Mick Karn - Titles album Performer: Mick Karn
Title: Titles
Style: Synth-pop, Experimental
Date of release: 1982
Country: UK
Size MP3: 1352 mb
Size FLAC: 1742 mb
Rating: 4.4
Format: MP3 AU AIFF APE MMF TTA MIDI

Design, Illustration – Bitter & Twisted. Recorded during July & August in Studio 4, . The initial print run of sleeves have the image of Karn and other elements of the sleeve raised/embossed. Later sleeves are flat. Matrix, Runout (Side One Runout, Variation 1): V-2249, A2. Matrix, Runout (Side Two Runout, Variation 1 & 2): V-2249, B1. Matrix, Runout (Side One Runout, Variation 2): V-2249 - A1 ∴. Matrix, Runout (Side A & B Runout, Etched, Variation 1 &.

Andonis Michaelides (Greek: Αντώνης Μιχαηλίδης; 24 July 1958 – 4 January 2011), better known as Mick Karn, was an English-Cypriot musician and songwriter who rose to fame as the bassist for the art rock/new wave band Japan. His distinctive fretless bass sound and melodic playing style were a trademark of the band's sound. Karn was born Andonis Michaelides in Nicosia on 24 July 1958. When he was three, his Greek-Cypriot parents moved with him to London, where he was raised.

While Karn plays various woodwinds and keyboards as well as bass on Titles, it is his amazingly agile and creative fretless bass playing that holds center stage, even when he is singing. Lyrically, the songs are mostly unremarkable, though "Sensitive" features both a lovely melodic hook and the recurring couplet "If you shook their hands and stabbed them/Maybe they'd become sensitive. Saviour, Are You With Me?" is also rather unusual, a traditional gospel song rearranged in a somewhat blocky funk setting

Karn recorded nine tracks for this and they're all here. The first four are all instrumental and make up the 'A' side of the album (this was 1983 folks). It's not easy listening: Karn used his infamous fretless bass as a lead instrument and the sound is dark, sparse and percussive. If the first half of the album was a place and time it would be a windy, dark autumnal day in a Lincolnshire coastal village (how's that for imagery?!). The second side is in stark contrast as they're all songs. Karn was never confident as a vocalist but actually has a rather pleasant,.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Tribal Dawn
Congas – Steve JansenPercussion [Additional] – Colin FairleyVoice [Voices], Ocarina [Ocarinas], Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion – Mick Karn
4:10
A2 Lost Affections In A Room
Bassoon, Ocarina [Ocarinas], Clarinet, Keyboards, Percussion – Mick KarnProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard Barbieri
4:17
A3 Passion In Moisture
Voice [Voices], Bassoon, Recorder, Saxophone, Flute [African], Percussion, Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer] – Mick Karn
4:12
A4 Weather The Windmill
Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Mick Karn
3:54
B1 Saviour, Are You With Me ?
Guitar – Hugh BurnsProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriVocals [Additional] – Angie UsherVocals, Bongos, Clarinet, Saxophone, Keyboards, Arranged By – Mick KarnWritten-By – Traditional
4:05
B2 Trust Me
Guitar – David RhodesKeyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriVocals, Clarinet, Saxophone, Mellotron, Percussion, Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer] – Mick Karn
4:57
B3 Sensitive
Cymbal [Cymbals], Hihat [Hi-hat] – Steve JansenEngineer – Tim SummerhayesEngineer [Assistant] – David Jacobs*Keyboards [Occasional Keyboards], Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer] – Ricky WildeProducer – Rick Wilde*Programmed By [Keyboard Consultant] – Richard BarbieriRemix – Colin Fairley, Mick KarnVocals, Saxophone, Flute [African], Keyboards [Occasional Keyboards] – Mick KarnWritten-By – Mick Karn, Roberto Carlos
4:35
B4 Piper Blue
Vocals, Ocarina, Recorder [Recorders], Keyboards, Percussion, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer] – Mick Karn
4:21

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Air Studios
  • Distributed By – Ariola Group Of Companies
  • Printed By – Mohndruck Graphische Betriebe GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – Sonopress

Credits

  • Bass – Mick Karn
  • Composed By – Mick Karn (tracks: A1 to A4, B2, B4)
  • Concept By [Cover] – Mick Karn
  • Design, Illustration – Bitter & Twisted
  • Engineer – Colin Fairley (tracks: A1 to B2, B4), Dave Woolley* (tracks: A1 to B2, B4)
  • Producer, Mixed By – Colin Fairley, Mick Karn

Notes

Recorded during July & August in Studio 4, A.I.R. Studios, London.
Printed in West Germany
"Imprimé en République Fédérale d'Allemagne" (back cover).

Some copies may have a special price sticker on front cover.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Price Code (Germany): 320
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Rights Society: STEMRA
  • Pressing Plant ID (Side B label, embossed): [Bass clef]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, stamped): 205086 A-1/82 S III MADE IN GERMANY
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped): 205086 B-1/82 S III MADE IN GERMANY

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2249 Mick Karn Titles ‎(LP, Album, Emb) Virgin V2249 UK 1982
TCV 2249 Mick Karn Titles ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2249 UK 1982
VJCP-23059 Mick Karn Titles ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-23059 Japan 1991
VJCP-23216 Mick Karn Titles ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-23216 Japan 1995
OVED 91 Mick Karn Titles ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 91 UK Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Tribal Dawn
Bass, Voice [Voices], Ocarina [Ocarinas], Saxophone, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnCongas – Steve JansenEngineer – Dave Woolley*Percussion, Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin FairleyProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard Barbieri
4:13
A2 Lost Affections In A Room
Bass, Bassoon, Ocarina [Ocarinas], Clarinet, Keyboards, Percussion, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin FairleyProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard Barbieri
4:17
A3 Passion In Moisture
Bass, Voice [Voices], Bassoon, Recorder, Flute [African], Saxophone, Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer], Percussion, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin Fairley
3:47
A4 Weather The Windmill
Bass, Keyboards, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin Fairley
3:56
B1 Saviour, Are You With Me?
Bass, Vocals, Bongos, Clarinet, Saxophone, Keyboards, Producer, Mixed By, Arranged By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Guitar – Hugh BurnsProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin FairleyProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard BarbieriVocals – Angie UsherWritten-By – Traditional
4:05
B2 Trust Me
Bass, Vocals, Clarinet, Saxophone, Mellotron, Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer], Percussion, Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Guitar – David RhodesProducer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin FairleyProgrammed By [Keyboard Programming] – Richard Barbieri
5:02
B3 Sensitive
Bass, Vocals, Saxophone, Flute [African Flute], Keyboards [Occasional Keyboards], Producer, Remix, Written-By – Mick KarnCymbal [Cymbals], Hihat [Hi-hat] – Steve JansenEngineer – Tim SummerhayesEngineer [Assistant] – David Jacobs*Keyboards [Consultant] – Richard BarbieriKeyboards [Occasional Keyboards], Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer], Producer – Ricky WildeRemix – Colin FairleyWritten-By – Roberto Carlos
4:36
B4 Piper Blue
Bass, Vocals, Ocarina [Ocarinas], Recorder [Recorders], Keyboards, Drum Machine [Movement Drum Computer], Keyboards [Percussion, Programmed By [Keyboard Programming], Producer, Mixed By, Written-By – Mick KarnEngineer – Dave Woolley*Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Colin Fairley
4:15

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Air Studios

Credits

  • Design [Cover Concept] – Mick Karn
  • Design, Illustration – Bitter & Twisted
  • Mastered By – Arun*

Notes

Recorded during July & August in Studio 4, A.I.R. Studios, London.

Second version of the sleeve that is not embossed.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): V-2249 • A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): V-2249 • B1
  • Other: ARUN

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2249 Mick Karn Titles ‎(LP, Album, Emb) Virgin V2249 UK 1982
TCV 2249 Mick Karn Titles ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 2249 UK 1982
VJCP-23059 Mick Karn Titles ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-23059 Japan 1991
VJCP-23216 Mick Karn Titles ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin VJCP-23216 Japan 1995
OVED 91 Mick Karn Titles ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 91 UK Unknown


User reviews
Uaoteowi
The A side is instrumental and deep and moody. Very nice (backwards) fretless bass guitar, synths and woodwinds. The songs on the B side are quite catchy with vocals.