Recorded at the legendary Cold Storage studio in London and first released in 1986 this is one of the greatest chapters in the 80’s post-Henry Cow / Art Bears era. News from Babel was the song project inaugurated by two ex Henry Cow, Lindsay Cooper (bassoon, sopranino & alto saxophone, keyboards) and Chris Cutler (drums, electrics) plus Zeena Parkins (harp, electric harps, accordion.) A band that created a totally new sound as result of the combination of unusual instruments and arrangements. A highly integrated mixture of avant-rock, chamber music, and Brecht-Eisler cabaret oriented songs, not much like anything else recorded before or since. "Letters Home" is the band's second album and it features contributions by Bill Gilonis (The Work) on bass and guitar and vocals appearances from four master singers such as Robert Wyatt, Dagmar Krause, Phil Minton, and Sally Potter. This is the art of extended song form at its peak and it's of course highly recommended to anyone looking for adventurous new sounds. Re-mastered by Bob Drake, this is the first-ever vinyl reissue with full texts and illustrations enclosed.