Freud CD 057 In the beginning; a live anthology 1977 - 81


The Slits

The Slits [Viv Albertine; Tessa Pollitt; Ariane Forster] with: tracks 1-7, Paloma Romero, drums; track 8, Nina Hagen, vocals; Paloma Romero, drums; tracks 9-14, Bruce Smith, drums; Steve Beresford, various instruments; track 15, Neneh Cherry, vocals; Bruce Smith, drums; Steve Beresford, various instruments; Flash [David Wright], saxophone.

  1. Vindictive (03.00)
  2. A boring life (03.00)
  3. Slime (02.26)
  4. Newtown (04.04)
  5. Love & romance (02.44)
  6. Shoplifting (01.51)
  7. Number one enemy (02.14)
  8. Number one enemy (02.03)
  9. In the beginning (06.05)
  10. Newtown (04.29)
  11. Man next door (07.12)
  12. I heard it through the grapevine (03.30)
  13. Typical girls (04.08)
  14. Fade away (03.41)
  15. In the beginning (12.15)
Tracks 1-7 recorded live at Dingwalls, London on 6 September 1977; track 8 recorded in Nora's front room, Shepherd's Bush; tracks 9-14 recorded live in Cincinnati and San Francisco in 1980; track 15 recorded at The Slits last gig, Hammersmith Palais, December 1981.

Front cover photograph (reproduced above) by Caroline Coon.

CD distributed by Jungle Records, 62 Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AN.


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