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Sonic Youth

Goodbye 20th Century (2CD)


Goodbye 20th Century is a double album of covers of Avant-garde recordings by Sonic Youth and collaborators. SYR4 features works by avant-garde classical composers such as John Cage, Yoko Ono, Steve Reich, and Christian Wolff played by Sonic Youth along with several collaborators from the modern avant-garde music scene, such as Christian Marclay, William Winant, Wharton Tiers, Takehisa Kosugi and others. The album received mixed reviews, but most critics praised the group's efforts at popularizing and reinterpreting the composers' works. Unlike in other SYR releases SYR4's liner notes are written in English.

Cat. number: SYR 4
Year: 1999
Part of the "Perspectives Musicales"-series as "Musical Perspectives" Original works re-created by Sonic Youth and guests. Recorded and mixed March-August 1999, NYC. Mastered at Sterling Sound. 1-1: 1969 © C.F. Peters Corp., BMI. 1-2: 1991 © Henmar Press, Inc., ASCAP. 1-3: 1999 © Deep Listening Publishing, ASCAP. 1-4: 1987 © Copyright Control, JASRAC. 1-5: 1961 © Yoko Ono. 1-6: 1968 © Universal Editions (London) Ltd. 2-1: 1971 © Smith Publications. 2-2: 1991 © Henmar Press, Inc., ASCAP. 2-3: 1971 © C.F. Peters Corp., BMI. 2-4: 1992 © Henmar Press, Inc., ASCAP. 2-5: 1962 © Estate of Geroge Maciunas. 2-6: 1951 © Schirmer Music. 2-7: 1967 © Peters Editions Ltd., PRS. Disc 1: 40'35. Disc 2: 65'45. Packaged in a gatefold sleeve.

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