Due to the recent re-release of Exposure with these and other alternate versions,

THIS RECORDING WILL NEVER BE DUPLICATED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.  DO NOT ASK !

PLEASE BUY THE EXPOSURE RE-ISSUE FROM DGM LIVE INSTEAD ! 

It has received top-notch remastering and comes with great packaging including a giant booklet.

 

This is a detailed digital analysis of an early white label test pressing of Exposure from 1978,

(originally titled “The Last of the Great New York Heartthrobs” - Trouser Press - October 1978 Issue)

 

Hard to believe, but this incredibly rare and valuable record was not kept in the greatest condition.  The digital transfer is fine despite some typical vinyl surface noise, however during two tracks (Breathless & more notably NY3) there are some sections where the record skipped several times and small pieces of audio were lost.  The gaps have been repaired with the official version, but in the case of NY3, some of the dialogue clips are heard in place of (or in conjunction with) Hall’s vocal.  Infinitely preferable to the skipping record and retains the continuity of the musical performance.  Interestingly, the NY3 ending includes an intentional artificial repeat of the last 1/2 bar of the ending and cymbal wash.  This is NOT a mistake, nor is it a vinyl skip. Somewhat reminiscent of the manual extra chaotic ending of the original version of 21st Century Schizoid Man.  The effect must have worn off Fripp as he left it in its natural state for all subsequent releases. 

 

The transfer also differs from the official version in that the speed is not identical.  Generally the speed is ever so slightly faster, however it is NOT consistently so for each track. This may mean that some songs were intentionally altered by Fripp for the official version to either bring the tempo up or down slightly.  Therefore no efforts have been made to “correct” it.

 

This album version was famously denied release in 1978, due to problems with Daryl Hall’s manager Tommy Mottola, who insisted that the album be listed as “Daryl Hall & Robert Fripp” and released on RCA.  Fears that it would jeopardize his commercial appeal were also voiced, resulting in Fripp replacing many of Hall’s original vocals.  Fripp encountered similar record company resistance and reasoning from Chrysalis, after Blondie  recorded a version of Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love” for inclusion on Exposure.  A request for a guest vocal by Debbie Harry, which was similarly thwarted.  A live recording exists of Blondie performing this song (as well as Heroes and Louie Louie) with Fripp on guitar at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, England on January 12, 1980.

 

All versions of the below highlighted tracks have major variations UNIQUE TO ALL OFFICIAL VERSIONS.

All bedtrack takes (drums and bass) are identical, despite some reports to the contrary.

All songs (except Urban Landscape) were intended for this first release in this alternate sequence.

 

Subsequent minor variations exist on subsequent official releases of Exposure.

To avoid confusion, indications of similarities will refer to specific official releases as follows :

 

79V1 = 2006 First Edition-Volume One and 1979 Vinyl LP

83RM = 1983 Remixed Version

85RR = 1985 Re-release

89DE = 1989 Definitive Edition

06V2 = 2006 Third Edition-Volume Two

06V3 = 2006 Bonus Tracks-Volume Three

 

1)  Preface (1:14) (Fripp)

              - Louder level as on 79V1

                          Brian Eno – Dialogue “Can I play you some of the new things I’ve been doing which could be commercial ?”

                          Unknown Source – Door, Footsteps, Telephone

                          Peter Gabriel – Dialogue “Shit I won’t start like that...and again...three...four…”

                          Daryl Hall - Choir                                   

2)  You Burn Me Up I’m a Cigarette (2:23) (Fripp/Hall)

              - Quick/Short End Fade Out as on 79V1

                          Shivapuri Baba – Dialogue “Think of God alone, dismiss every thought from your mind and you will see God”

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics, Lyrics

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal, Piano

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Jerry Marotta – Drums

3)  North Star (3:05) (Fripp/Hall/Walton)

              - Alternate Close/Dry Vocal Mix

              - “I’m still tonight” vocal melody as per 79V1

              - Extra Pedal Steel Guitar by Sid McGuiness

                          Phil Collins – Drums

                          Brian Eno – Synthesizer

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal

                          Tony Levin – Bass Guitar

                          Sid McGuiness – Pedal Steel

                          Joanna Walton – Lyrics

4)  Disengage (2:55) (Fripp/Hall/Walton)

              - Daryl Hall vocal with additional lyrics - unique to this version (different take from 06V3)

              - Alternate opening dialogue by Edith Fripp

              - Slightly Extended opening and ending

                          Barry Andrews - Organ

                          Phil Collins – Drums

                          Mrs. Edith Fripp – Dialogue regarding Robert’s early toilet training    

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal

                          Tony Levin – Bass Guitar

                          Joanna Walton – Lyrics

5)  Chicago (2:13) (Fripp/Hall/Walton)

              - Daryl Hall vocal as on 06V2 (to be confirmed)

                          Barry Andrews – Organ

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal, Piano

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Jerry Marotta – Drums

                          Joanna Walton – Lyrics

6)  Exposure (4:21) (Fripp/Gabriel)

              - Daryl Hall vocal as on 06V3 (to be confirmed)

                          J.G. Bennett – Dialogue “It is impossible to achieve the aim without suffering”

                                  Brian Eno – Spoken Letters in unison with Fripp “E-X-P-O-S-U-R-E-X-P-O-S-U-R-E”

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics, Spoken Letters and Backing Vocal (Gabriel II version)

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal

                          Jerry Marotta – Drums

                          Sid McGuiness – Rhythm Guitar

7)  New York, New York, New York (2:22) (Fripp/Hall/Walton)

              - Daryl Hall vocal as on 06V2 (to be confirmed)

              - Extended ending with artificial repeat

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Narada Michael Walden – Drums

                          Joanna Walton – Lyrics

8)  Hååden Two (3:09) (Fripp)

              - Alternate dialogue and one complete additional musical sequence

              - Additional end dialogue section as on 79V1

                          Shivapuri Baba – Dialogue (unintelligible)

                          J.G. Bennett – Dialogue “If you know you have an unpleasant nature and dislike people, this is no obstacle to work”

                                                       “Ah yes ! How wonderful !” “More good advice could hardly be packed into one sentence than there is there”

                          Brian Eno – Dialogue “Incredibly dismal pathetic chord sequence” “It was an incredibly odd piece.”

                                                   “I was very very  impressed by it.”         “It just has none of qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon it”

                          Mrs. Edith Fripp – Dialogue/Laughter “Oh dear oh dear oh dear”

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Peter Gabriel – Dialogue “Do we have time for one more piano audition ?”

                          Mrs. Evelyn Harris – Dialogue/Laughter

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Jerry Marotta – Drums

                          Fripp’s NYC neighbours / Mother to Daughter “Don’t you call me a slut.”  “You’re carrying a baby and … “

                          Joanna Walton ? – Dialogue “I know that I could easily spend the rest of my life with you”

                                                                                              “Both those things weren’t true … that’s definitely true”

9)  Mary (2:03) (Fripp/Hall/Walton)

              - Daryl Hall vocal unique to this version (different take from 06V3)

              - No Frippertronics

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal

                          Joanne Walton – Lyrics

10) Breathless (4:43) (Fripp)

              - Extended opening Frippertronics

              - No Frippertronics during first guitar break section as on 79V1

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Narada Michael Walden – Drums

11) NYCNY (3:33) (Fripp/Hall)

              - Daryl Hall vocal and lyrics instead of Peter Hammill/Terre Roche duet with Joanna Walton’s lyrics

              - Backing track is from I May Have Not Had Enough of Me But I Have Had Enough of You

                   (not the NYCNY version that appears on Daryl Hall’s Sacred Songs)

                          Barry Andrews - Organ

                          Robert Fripp – Guitar, Frippertronics

                          Daryl Hall – Vocal, Lyrics (as per Sacred Songs version)

                          Tony Levin – Bass

                          Narada Michael Walden – Drums

12) First Inaugural Address to I.A.C.E. Sherborne House (0:04) (Bennett)

                          J.G. Bennett – Dialogue (sped up into indecipherable static)

13) Water Music I (1:26) (Fripp/Bennett)

              - Extended Frippertronics with Bennett tape starting later as per 79V1

                          J.G. Bennett – Dialogue on impending ice age/disasters/flooding etc.

                          Robert Fripp – Frippertronics

14) Here Comes The Flood (4:06) (Gabriel)

              - Extra Frippertronics as per 79V1

              - Less vocal reverb as per 79V1

              - Alternate “keyboard” in place of “whistle” in chorus as per 79V1

              - Extremely low level indecipherable murmuring after track ends

                          Brian Eno – Synthesizer

                          Robert Fripp – Frippertronics

                          Peter Gabriel – Vocal, Piano, Lyrics

15) Water Music II (4:13) (Fripp)

              - Extended Frippertronics opening and ending as per 79V1

              - Hiss level appears to be relatively much lower than on 89DE

              - Extremely low level indecipherable murmuring as track ends

                          Robert Fripp – Frippertronics

16) Postscript (0:39) (Fripp)

                           - Lower level as per 79V1

                                       Brian Eno – Dialogue/Laughter “So the whole thing’s untrue...a big hoax”

                                       Unknown Source – Telephone, Footsteps, Door

                                                                              TOTAL RUNNING TIME = 42:53

 

                                                    OTHER KNOWN MAJOR DIFFERENCES / VERSIONS 

             - Another version of Mary exists with Daryl Hall’s vocal with Tim Cappella on sax. (explains his LP credit)

                   For the final version, Fripp replaced the sax with Frippertronics.

                         - A much longer (6:26 ?) version of Water Music II exists on 85RR.

             - A totally different musical and vocal performance of NYCNY appears on Daryl Hall’s Sacred Songs.

             - A totally different musical and vocal performance of Exposure appears on Peter Gabriel II.

             - Early rehearsals of North Star, Disengage etc. with John Wetton & Phil Collins free from DGM here 1 2 3 4 5

             - An early instrumental solo guitar version of Mary is available free from DGM here

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Later On (4:58)

A collage of extracts

from ‘No Pussyfooting’

B-Side of Eno’s ‘Seven Deadly Finns’

45 RPM single from 1973

This is Eno’s studio remix

of ‘Swastika Girls’ with an additional

VCS3 synthesizer drone theme.

Now long out of print and never

subsequently released in any format.

 

Water Music II (Long Version) (6:12)

Taken from the rare 1985 vinyl

re-issue version of Exposure.

Recorded at The House of Music, West Orange, NJ  in July 1977

 

Silent Night á la Frippertronics (2:57)

Originally from a 33-1/3 RPM flexidisc

from Praxis 3 Magazine

December 1979 issue

Recorded in an unknown

Chicago studio in 1979

Also a limited E.G. Records

(promotional ?) flexidisc release

Frippertronics loop with solos

using Les Paul, Frippelboard & Revoxes

Available as a DGM  free download here

 

Marriagemuzic (11:45)

Released as the 33 RPM B-Side of

the League of Gentlemen 1980

7” Single for Heptaparaparshinokh

Frippertronics loop with solos

using Les Paul, Frippelboard & Revoxes

 

Am House of Music (5:02)

Cmaj Celebration (5:45)

July 1977 backing loops recorded at

The House of Music, New Jersey-July 1977

with solos recorded at Arny’s Shack 1980-83

Available now at DGM Live here

 

C Sharp Bass

Joins and Becomes Seascape (4:15)

Recorded on July 15, 1977 at

The House of Music, New Jersey, USA

Previously available at DGM Live here

 

Celebration (5:40)

From “Sometimes a Great Notion”

11 Unreleased Versions by ...

Various artists compilation (Nov.1984)

A charity LP for the British Deaf Association

Final mix of Cmaj Celebration

 

God Save The King (13:20)

From the 1985 compilation CD re-release

of The League of Gentlemen and

Under Heavy Manners

This track is “The Zero of the Signified”

from Berkeley, California - July 30, 1979

with additional soloing and Frippertronics loops

using the Roland Guitar Synthesizer system

sometime between 1983 and 1985.

Includes identical Discotronic element of

Busta Jones (Bass) & Paul Duskin (Drums)

 

Miniature (1:00)

From the Various Artists 1980 LP compilation

Miniatures : A Sequence of Fifty-One Tiny Masterpieces

Frippertronics loop of a Roland Saturn 09 keyboard

 

Volo Ergo Sum (1:36)

Night I : Urban Landscape (3:29)

Night II : Urban Landscape (6:38)

From the 1981 Recorder Three various artists compilation

Frippertronics loop using a Roland Saturn 09 keyboard

on Volo Ergo Sum and Roland Guitar Synth on Night I+II.

 

Remorse of Conscience (1:31)

From “Perspectives & Distortions” compilation LP

Recorded in March 1981 in Arny’s Shack, Parkstone, Dorset

Frippertronics loop of a Roland Saturn 09 keyboard

 

Frippertronics (2:43) (an excerpt from Loop I from July 27, 1981 show at Washington Square Church, NYC)

Intro to King Crimson’s November 23, 1981 concert at The Roxy, Los Angeles, California, USA

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