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Lol Coxhill

Ear Of Beholder

RAD7008LP
Release Notes
  • Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of Lol Coxhill’s Ear Of Beholder, originally released in 1971
  • Coxhill’s sprawling debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of Kevin Ayers’s Whole World group
  • A double LP ranging from straight-up feedback to re-workings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville
  • 180 gram vinyl; Comes in a gatefold sleeve

Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of Lol Coxhill’s Ear Of Beholder, originally released in 1971. Ear Of Beholder is one of the most beguiling and adventurous records of the 1970s, which is saying a lot as that is a musical decade marked by groundbreaking creativity. Originally released on John Peel’s Dandelion label, Lol Coxhill’s sprawling double album debut is an avant-garde jazz masterstroke that features Robert Wyatt and much of the Whole World group, Kevin Ayers’s backing band at the time (of which Lol was a member). Ranging from straight-up feedback to re-workings of standards, outdoor recordings to spoken word, improvisation to vaudeville, Ear Of Beholder covers more ground in two LPs than most artists do in a lifetime. Difficult, adventurous listening from one of British jazz’s most brilliant innovators. 180 gram vinyl; Comes in a gatefold sleeve.