'During March 1986, Han Bennink, the Dutch master drummer, and I played a short tour of England - eight concerts in seven days. Of the many times we have played together over the past twenty years or so, this was probably my favourite bout. Four of the concerts were recorded and this disc is a compilation of five excerpts from these concerts. There is no attempt to disguise the edits but the music is presented as two continuous pieces - the way we usually play a concert.'
Track 1 consists of three recordings made by members of the audience at three concerts, by Eddie Klak at Essex University, by Chris Atton at The Carmarthen, Leeds and by Michael Gerson at the Soho Poly Theatre, London.
Track 2 was recorded by Michael Gerson at Bethnal Green Music Library, London.
All the recordings were made between 15-22 March, 1986.
01 Melancholy Babes, Pt. 1
02 Melancholy Babes, Pt. 2