Calling For Vanished Faces
1999 CD UK Durtro DURTRO043CD
1000 In jewel case
iTunes UK Durtro
Track Listing
CD I: Funeral Music For Us All
  1. Christus Christus (The Shells Have Cracked) (2:58)
  2. Ach Golgotha (Maldoror Is Dead) (18:57)
  3. Imperium I (6:07)
  4. Be (0:53)
  5. Oh Coal Black Smith (4:44)
  6. Loony Runes (6:13)
  7. Black Flowers Please (3:33)
  8. Anyway, People Die (1:48)
  9. Dõgun (3:58)
  10. Hourglass (For Diana) (6:37)
  11. Falling (4:22)
  12. In The Heart Of The Wood (And What I Found There) (2:49)
  13. Mary Waits In Silence (2:56)
  14. A Sadness Song (4:10)
  15. All Pretty Little Horses (3:08)
CD II: Love, Sleep And Dreams
  1. The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home (2:50)
  2. Lucifer Over London (7:44)
  3. How The Great Satanic Glory Faded (5:44)
  4. The Seven Seals Are Revealed At The End Of Time As Seven Bows: The BloodBow, The PissBow, The PissBow, THe PainBow, The FamineBow, The DeathBow, The AngerBow, The HohohoBow (13:19)
  5. Bloodsteamruns - Nature And Organisation (4:35)
  6. All The World Makes Great Blood (3:53)
  7. The Great, Bloody And Bruised Veil Of This World (4:15)
  8. Calling For Vanished Faces I (1:50)
  9. The Bloodbells Chime (2:58)
  10. Calling For Vanished Faces II (4:11)
  11. A Gothic Love Song (For N.) (5:43)
  12. The Dead Side Of the Moon - Stapleton and Tibet (6:11)
  13. Sea Armchair - Nurse With Wound (6:06)
  14. So: This Empire is Nothing (1:04)
  15. All The Pretty Little Horses (2:55)
Sleeve Notes
Calling For vanished Faces: Current 93 1984-1999

This collection represents some of my favourite pieces by CurrentNinetyThree in the fifteen years since we were formed. I hope it may give some idea as to how our sound has evolved since 1984, though the themes in the work have remained the same for me since the beginning: apocalypse in the great and the small - the human and the universal; our loss of humanity and innocence; the centrality of Christ as the great mystery and the great question that must be answered; love, silence, sleep, and where dreams go to when they die. The line-up of the group has shifted constantly; however I wish to thank above all Steven Stapleton and Michael Cashmore, as none of this would truly exist without them. I also thank Balance, Denis, Father George, Shirley, Cox, d'Arch, Christoph, Karinsky, Ligotti, BadFairyRose, Kat, Douglas, Tiny Tim, Joolie, and Tony. All of them have been of great importance to me through their friendship over the years. Especial thanks, too, to Nick Cave and Shirley Collins for their vocals on the two versions of 'All The Pretty Little Horses'; and to David, Alan and Alison of World Serpent. And to Andria, immaculate in joy.

On CD I, track 1 is from Dogs Blood Rising; track 2 is from Nature Unveiled; tracks 3 and 4 are from Imperium; tracks 5 and 7 are from Swastikas For Noddy; track 6 is from the single of the same name; track 8 is a previously unreleased track from the Thunder Perfect Mind sessions; track 9 is from Christ And The Pale Queens Mighty In Sorrow; track 10 is from Earth Covers Earth; track 11 is from Island; track 12, 13 and 14 are from Thunder Perfect Mind; track 15 is from All The Pretty Little Horses: TheInMostLight.

On CD II, track 1 is an excerpt from the EP The Starres Are Marching Sadly Home; tracks 2 and 4 are from the EP Lucifer Over London; track 3 is from the Tamlin single; track 5 is from the album by Michael Cashmore's Nature And Organisation, Beauty Reaps The Blood Of Solitude; tracks 6, 7 and 14 are from Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Starre; tracks 8, 9 10 and 15 are from All The Pretty Little Horses: TheInmostLight; track 11 is from Soft Black Stars; track 12 is from the album by Steven Stapleton and David Tibet, Musical Pumpkin Cottage; track 13 is from the album by Nurse With Wound, Homotopy To Marie.

For detailed information on those playing on each track, please refer to the relevant release. Those who find the material on this compilation of interest are directed to the music of Nurse With Wound, Nature And Organisation, Coil and Christoph Heemann; their connection to CurrentNinetyThree is extremely close. All tracks © David Tibet/Current 93/Nurse With Wound/Nature And Organisation 1984-1999 as applicable. (p) Ouroubouros Music 1999. All material mastered by Denis Blackham at Country Masters.
Photographs of David Tibet by Andria Degens; of Michael Cashmore by Yukie Goto; of Steven Stapleton by Chris Wallis. All other artwork by David Tibet.

David Tibet, London, March 5 1999. Happy Birthday to me.