Automating Volume One
Details
1986 12" UK United Dairies UD019
3000 Black vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Vinyl Etchings
Side A: UNATURAL AXE WITH A SHEEP.
UD 019 A-1U-1-1 X1
A PORKY PRIME CUT
Side B: ETHICS ARE THE ASTHETICS OF THE FEW.
UD 019 B-1U-1-1
A PORKY PRIME CUT
Sleeve Notes
All tracks previously released in some form or other on various compilation LPs
AUTOMATING volume one is dedicated to 'Billy and Betty'.
Notes
There is one insert (about 11"x11"). It is one sided and reproduces the cover art from (in left to right, top to bottom order):

Chance Meeting on a Dissecting Table...
To the Quiet Men From a Tiny Girl
Merzbild Schwet
Insect and Individual Silenced
Homotopy to Marie
Ostranenie 1913
Gyllenskold, Geijerstam and I at Rydberg's
Brained by Falling Masonry
The Sylvie and Babs Hi-Fi Companion
Other Images
Automating Volume One
Details
1986 12" UK United Dairies UD019
Black vinyl copies in regular sleeve - pink labels
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Vinyl Etchings
Side A: UNATURAL AXE WITH A SHEEP
UD 019 A-1U-1-1
A PORKY PRIME CUT
Side B: ETHICS ARE THE ASTHETICS OF THE FEW.
UD019 B-1U-1-1
A PORKY PRIME CUT
Sleeve Notes
All tracks previously released in some form or other on various compilation LPs
AUTOMATING volume one is dedicated to 'Billy and Betty'.
Automating Volume One
Details
1986 12" UK United Dairies UD019
35 Black vinyl white label copies in signed and numbered handmade sleeves
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Vinyl Etchings
Side A: UNATURAL AXE WITH A SHEEP.
Side B: ETHICS ARE THE ASTHETICS OF THE FEW.
Automating Volume One
Details
1987 CS UK United Dairies UDT11
In regular cassette box
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Sleeve Notes
None
Related Items
Automating Volume One
Details
1987 est. CS US RRRecords UDT11
In regular cassette box
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Sleeve Notes
None
Notes
Not officially licensed and at the time of writing (March-2009) it is still available.
Automating Volume One
Details
2001 12" UK United Dairies UD053
1000 Clear vinyl copies in regular sleeve
2001 12" UK United Dairies UD053
1 Test pressing with hand-made sleeve entitled "Broken Horse No.3"
Track Listing
Side A
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense [xx001]
Side B
  1. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  2. I Was No Longer His Dominant [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  3. Ciconia [slp001] [vfd42149]
Sleeve Notes
Something to take your mind off global warming; CJD; S Club 7 and George W. Bush...Twenty three members of the orchestra play a wide variety of instruments, including the clarinet, saxaphone, cornet, flute, fife, violin, cello and duelling banjos. Our picture shows Denis 'Elvis' Blackham sniffed 23 ponies in Stick that chick and feel my Steel through your last meal then 17 mysterious bicycles randomly affected a single wobbly thing. Fashioned to a device behind a tree. And a crayon disappeared (Babs Santini ?), but an assortment of moist spanners encouraged 17 humming bicycles nana or a thing of uncommon nonsense. 23 mysterious things quite stupidly thought about fluff, Matts Black and Waldron then 17 cuddly plinths chaotically encouraged the inside out things. A fairly shonky mouse, I was no longer his dominant, quietly pointed at ciconia and an assortment of flanges, but some crayons stupidly thought about quill, Tibet. An assortment of spanners fluff automating (again)

Love
Jeremy Cantwell
Notes
Contains an insert with artwork by Matt Waldron and above text

This release is slightly remixed compared to the original, omitting almost a minute from track 1 and adding a looped crossfade between "Dominant" and "Ciconia."

This release also mistakenly shares the same catalogue number as Santoor Lena Bicycle
Other Images
Automating Volume One
Details
2001 CD UK United Dairies UD053CD
In digipak
Track Listing
  1. Duelling Banjos >Un-Natural Aesthetics< (11:20) [ud00] [ud06] [ud069]
  2. Stick That Chick & Feel My Steel Through Your Last Meal (7:00) [cmedd1161] [lay10]
  3. Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense (5:39) [xx001]
  4. Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree (7:33) [mi-mort3] [slcd021] [vod66] [wdc881021]
  5. I Was No Longer His Dominant (9:12) [mi-mort3] [ud012] [vod66]
  6. Ciconia (10:29) [slp001] [vfd42149]
  7. Automating (6:43) [frlp1] [mi-mort4]
Sleeve Notes
Something to take your mind off global warming; CJD; S Club 7 and George W. Bush...Twenty three members of the orchestra play a wide variety of instruments, including the clarinet, saxaphone, cornet, flute, fife, violin, cello and duelling banjos. Our picture shows Denis 'Elvis' Blackham sniffed 23 ponies in Stick that chick and feel my Steel through your last meal then 17 mysterious bicycles randomly affected a single wobbly thing. Fashioned to a device behind a tree. And a crayon disappeared (Babs Santini ?), but an assortment of moist spanners encouraged 17 humming bicycles nana or a thing of uncommon nonsense. 23 mysterious things quite stupidly thought about fluff, Matts Black and Waldron then 17 cuddly plinths chaotically encouraged the inside out things. A fairly shonky mouse, I was no longer his dominant, quietly pointed at ciconia and an assortment of flanges, but some crayons stupidly thought about quill, Tibet. An assortment of spanners fluff automating (again)

Love
Jeremy Cantwell
Reviews
20 years ago these songs began to surface on various compilation recordings. By the end of the 1980s, Senior Stapleton began collecting tracks together on 'Automating' collections volume one and two. Finally, the first volume is available on CD for the first time. The tracks here span the years from 1981 through 1984, a pivotal phase in the the NWW timeline as the music became less improvisational noise-based and more compositional in nature. All of the original tracks are here from the LP release plus one bonus, "Automating (Again)" from the 1984 French compilation 'Born Out of Dreams', which has never appeared on a NWW release. Listening with the LP and CD back to back, the differences are few but prominent: there's nearly one minute missing (a squealing intro) from the first track, "Duelling Banjos", plus the end of "I Was No Longer His Dominant" has a repeated loop of the last spoken phrase cross-fading into "Ciconia." One thing I can't decide on is whether all the sounds have actually been enhanced or if my vinyl version of this is just old with the grooves worn thin! That aside, the sound quality and mastering job are very pleasing to the ears. It also helps that are also some of my favorite NWW songs, with the downright silliness of "Duelling Banjos" (a different version than on 'The Ladies Home Tickler') through the spacious atmospheric "Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree" and the severe annoyance of the looped girl singing "Na Na Na Na, Kiss Him Goodbye" in "Nana or a Thing of Uncommon Nonsense." Couple things to note: consult the website for a tracklisting as it's unlisted and excuse the catalogue number (as it shares the same number with Santoor Lena Bicycle!)

Jon Whitney