Steven Severin ‘Kidnap Garden’, UK promo-only CD (Ryko, RMCD003)

‘Kidnap Garden’ is a promo-only CD featuring a variety of Steven Severin’s non-Banshees songwriting examples – not only his solo material but also examples from The Glove (his 1983 collaboration with Robert Smith of The Cure) as well as Marc and the Mambas.

'Kidnap Garden' front sleeve design

Commissioned by his publishing company of the period, Ryko, the CD is a promo-only affair released in 2004 and not commercially available. More’s the pity, as it is a nicely packaged selection, complete with sleeve notes including track by track comments courtesy of Mr Severin himself. Continue reading “Steven Severin ‘Kidnap Garden’, UK promo-only CD (Ryko, RMCD003)”

British Electric Foundation ‘Music for listening to’ US CD (Caroline, CAROL 1124-2)

Related to the previous post, this is a CD release from 1997 that features all of the tracks originally issued on the UK ‘Music for Stowaways’ cassette as well as the ‘Music for listening to’ vinyl mini-album.

BEF ‘Music for listening to’ US CD

The front cover design is based on the vinyl LP sleeve and preserves its tracklisting, the back case displays the listing as found on the CD. Continue reading “British Electric Foundation ‘Music for listening to’ US CD (Caroline, CAROL 1124-2)”