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Press Release - Hesso Media

  1. 1. Page 1 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Artist: Mike Batt Title: The Mike BattMusic Cube FORMAT: 14 CD / 2 DVD Limited edition box set Album List Schizophonia + Tarot Suite. Waves + Six Days In Berlin. Zero Zero + Zero Zero (DVD). Songs Of Love & War + Arabesque. The Hunting Of The Snark + Snark: The TV Concert (DVD). Caravans + Watership Down Suite. Dreamstone + Rapid Eye Movements. A Songwriter’s Tale + The Orinoco Kid. Cat. No: DRAMBOX001 Barcode: 802987019125 Dealer Price: £40 Box description Rigid cube box, hinged shoulder lift lid
  2. 2. Page 2 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Dimensions: 156 x 156 x 116mm Genre:Rock / Pop / Classical ADA label group: Label:Dramatico CD 1 (Double CD): Schizophonia / Tarot Suite Schizophonia 1 The Ride to Agadir 2 Berber’s Prayer 3 The Walls Of The World 4 Insh’Allah 5 The Fires Of Rabat 6 It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time 7 Bourrée 8 RailwayHotel 9 Voices In The Dark 10 Don’tLet Me Be Tarot Suite 1 Introduction (The Journey Of A Fool) 2 Imbecile 3 Plainsong 4 Lady Of The Dawn 5 The Valley Of Swords 6 Losing Your Way In The Rain 7 Tarota 8 The NightOf The Dead 9 The Dead Of The Night 10 Run Like The Wind
  3. 3. Page 3 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Misunderstood CD 2 (Double CD): Waves / Six Days In Berlin Waves 1 The Winds Of Change 2 Waves 3 Portishead Radio 4 Mona 5 Congal Reel 6 Buenos Dias, Capitan 7 Lobsterissimus Bumbicissimus 8 Fishing For The Moon 9 Echo Foxtrot 10 Sierra Tango 11 Waiting For A Wave Six Days In Berlin 1 Part One 2 Part Two 3 Part Three 4 Part Four 5 Part Five 6 Part Six CD 3 (CD + DVD): Zero Zero Zero Zero 1 Introduction (The birth Of Number 17) 2 System 605 3 Love Makes You Crazy 4 Delirium 5 Whispering Fools 6 Zero Zero 7 The Dance Of The Neurosurgeons 8 No Lights In My Eyes 9 Love Makes You Crazy (Instrumental Reprise) Zero Zero (DVD) A VISUAL FANTASY First ever release on DVD of the 42 min “Zero Zero” TV Fantasy that was made at the time of the audio album (1982) CD 4 (Double CD): Songs Of Love And War / Songs Of Love & War Arabesque
  4. 4. Page 4 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Arabesque 1 Warsaw 2 RailwayHotel 3 Sailing Ships From Heaven 4 Scorpio Prelude 5 Ring Of Scorpio 6 Can't Lie No More 7 Soldier's Song 8 Caravan Song 9 The Lion Of Kandahar 1 Don't Trust The Angels 2 Amy Floats Downstream 3 Battlefield Theme 4 The Flame Burns On 5 Irish Peace 6 The ClosestThing To Crazy 7 Chorale 8 Who Was The Fool? 9 Arabesque 10 Let It Be In Your Arms CD 5 (CD + DVD): The Hunting Of The Snark The Hunting Of The Snark ORIGINAL AUDIO ALBUM (1985) 1 Introduction 2 Children Of The Sky 3 The Bellman's Speech 4 The Escapade 5 Midnight Smoke 6 The Snooker Song 7 The Pig Must Die 8 The Beaver's Lesson 9 A Delicate Combination 10 As Long As The Moon Can Shine 11 Dancing Towards Disaster 12 The Vanishing Snark: The TV Concert (DVD) ROYAL ALBERT HALL CONCERT (1987) DVD Featuring:Billy Connolly, Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward, John Hurt, Julian Lennon, Captain Sensible,Deniece Williams,Migde Ure. CD 6(Double CD): Caravans / Watership Down Caravans ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE Watership Down Suite
  5. 5. Page 5 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Suite SOUNDTRACK 1 Caravan On The Move 2 Main Title 3 Russian Dance 4 Inside Sardar Khan’s Palace 5 Journey To Badek 6 The Camp At Qualir 7 The Desolate Valley 8 Caravan Song (Full Version) 9 Qualir At Night 10 Storm In The Desert 11 Becky's Waltz 12 Kochi Dancer 13 The Aftermath 14 Theme From “Caravans” 15 Minuet At Nazrullah’s (Bonus track) SUITE FOR ORCHESTRA 1 Watership Down:The Beginning (Overture) 2 On Watership Down 3 Military Theme and Development 4 Baroque Tune 5 Frith’s Blessing 6 Fantasia On A Flying Theme 7 Winter On Watership Down 8 Chase Adventure from Watership Down 9 A Kind Of Dream (Choral Fantasia) CD 7 (Double CD): Dreamstone / Rapid Eye Movements Dreamstone 1 Better Than A Dream 2 The War Song Of The Urpneys 3 Dreamdance 4 Into The Sunset The Dreamstone (Suite For Orchestra) 5 Overture No.1 Rapid Eye Movements 1 Weather And Closedown 2 George GoesSolo 3 PicturesOn A Video Screen 4 New Terrain 5 Why Do I Feel So Good? 6 The Face / The Woman In The Fairground 7 Midnight Sun
  6. 6. Page 6 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 6 Overture No.2 7 Overture No.3 8 Overture No.4 9 Overture No.5 8 A Hiding To Nothing 9 A Place With No Emotion 10 Approach To TheCity 11 The EarsOf The City 12 Won’t Give In 13 George RidesAgain 14 Something In The Shadows 15 Escaping From A Maze CD 8 (Double CD): A Songwriter’s Tale / The Orinoco Kid A Songwriter’s Tale 1 Bright Eyes 2 Soldiers Song 3 The Walls Of The World 4 A Winters Tale 5 Love Makes You Crazy 6 System 605 7 Caravan Song 8 Theme From Caravans 9 I Feel Like Buddy Holly 10 Lady Of The Dawn 11 The Winds Of Change 12 Please Don’t Fall In Love 13 I Watch You Sleeping 14 RailwayHotel 15 The ClosestThing To Crazy 16 The Ride To Agadir The Orinoco Kid 1 Summertime City(With The New Edition) 2 Madhouse Rag 3 The House Of The Clown 4 Hang On, Sloopy 5 Memphis,Tennessee 6 Your Mother Should Know 7 Sinking Like A Stone 8 The Myths And Legends Of King Merton Womble And His Journey To The Centre Of The Earth 9 Nashville Wombles 10 To Wimbledon With Love 11 Wombling White Tie And Tails 12 The Orinoco Kid 13 Minuetto Allegretto 14 The Empty Tidy Bag Blues
  7. 7. Page 7 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 Overview To celebrate 40 years of activity as a successful singer, songwriter, arranger, conductor and producer, Mike Batt is releasing a comprehensive collection of his work as an artist, in the form of "The Mike Batt Music Cube". The cube contains a total of 16 discs, presented as 8 double albums, and is intended as a collector's edition with contents ranging from the recently successful chart album "A Songwriter's Tale" right back through the 6 solo albums he made for Sony between the 70s and 90s. With the exception of a few, these double albums, at present, are exclusive to the Mike Batt Music Cube. A highlight of the collection is a new compilation, "The Orinoco Kid", containing Batt's own selection of early singles and Wombles curios. Other rare items featured in “The Cube” are "Rapid Eye Movements", originally a double album made by Batt for Chrysalis in the early 80s under the pseudonym “Autopilot”. This adventurous electronic project disappeared off the radar fa irly soon after its release but has been much requested by fans ever since. One of Batt's most popular albums over the years has been "Caravans", - the soundtrack of which has been a hardy perennial seller since its release in 1978. For this edition, Batt has substituted the shorter Barbara Dickson track "Caravan Song" for the longer single version which was never on the original album and added a new soundtrack item "Minuet at Nazrullah’s", - which has never appeared on record until now. Other highlights of this package include a coupling of the much-acclaimed "Zero Zero" album with a DVD of the ambitious TV production which accompanied its release in 1982 when broadcast by the new Channel 4 in the first week of the broadcaster’s existence. In a similar album/DVD combination, the original "The Hunting Of The Snark" album (featuring Art Garfunkel, Roger Daltrey, George Harrison, Stephane Grappelli, Sir John Gielgud, John Hurt, Captain Sensible, Deniece Williams, Julian Lennon, and Sir Cliff Richard) is paired with the DVD of the costumed performance of "Snark" at the Albert Hall, featuring a similarly star-studded line up with the substitution of Justin Hayward for Art Garfunkel, Midge Ure for George Harrison, and Billy Connolly for Cliff Richard! An additional item within the “Mike Batt Music Cube" is the first ever appearance on record of his "Watership Down Suite", a symphonic composition based upon his score for the successful TV series. Mike Batt said "After 40 years in the industry, this could either be seen as a service to fans or the
  8. 8. Page 8 of 8 Hesso Media Ltd, Gilmoora House, 57-61 Mortimer Street, London, W1W 8HS. Tel: +44 (0) 203 178 5189 biggest ego trip on Earth. In fact it is a combination of the two. There is some vanity in the release of any record by any artist at any level, but as we all grow a little older, it is sometimes nice to collect our work into an accessible archive, and this really is the purpose of the exercise. It's been a lot of fun putting it together. I have added new sleeve notes to accompany each album and I've been totally honest about how artistically successful or otherwise I consider each album or track to have been. I have even included "Summertime City" which at the time of making I found completely cringe worthy, but which I now look back upon as a kitch signpost along the road of my career." For further information please contact Chris Hession or Natalie Peyton Tel 0207 636 8751: / Email: