Moss Side Story

Moss Side Story

by Barry Adamson


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Moss Side Story

Barry Adamson's first full-length album, Moss Side Story is still unequivocally his best. Elements of rock, voices from news reports, blood-curdling wordless female vocals (courtesy of experimental/punk diva Diamanda Galás), lounge keyboards, and swirling funereal ambient music are interwoven on this taut and compelling, almost continuous imaginary "soundtrack." The result is a sinister and edgy soundscape that's as gripping as any black-and-white thriller. [The CD adds three bonus cuts, including Adamson's updates of "The Man With the Golden Arm" and "Alfred Hitchcock Presents."]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/12/1997
Label: Mute U.S.
UPC: 0724596904022
catalogNumber: 9040


  1. On the Wrong Side of Relaxation
  2. Under Wraps
  3. Central Control
  4. Round up the Usual Suspects
  5. Sounds from the Big House
  6. Suck on the Honey of Love
  7. Everything Happens to Me
  8. The Swinging Detectiv
  9. Autodestruction
  10. Intensive Care
  11. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  12. Free at Last
  13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  14. Chocolate Milk Shake
  15. The Man With the Golden Arm

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Adamson   Primary Artist,Bass,Keyboards
Diamanda Galás   Vocals
Anita Lane   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Gary Barnacle   Saxophone
Seamus Beachen   Organ,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Marimbas
Mick Harvey   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Annie Hogan   Strings,Vibes
Philippa Holland   Violin
Billy McGee   Strings,Percus
Chris Pitsillides   Viola
Kid Congo Powers   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Audrey Riley   Cello
Joe Sax   Tenor Saxophone
Marcia Schofield   Keyboards,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Sonia Slany   Violin
Enrico Tomasso   Trumpet
Katy Beale   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Jessamy Calkin   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Seamus Beaghen   Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Marimbas,Hammond Organ
Christopher Tombling   Violin
Rowland S. Howard   Guitar,Electric Guitar
John Doyle   Drums,Snare Drums,Hi Hat

Technical Credits

Barry Adamson   Director,Sound Effects,Producer,String Arrangements,Art Direction
Paul Kendall   Engineer
Billy McGee   String Arrangements
Joe Ewart   Art Direction

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