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Stockholm & Göteborg

Volume 6: Stockholm & Göteborg is a live album by English avant-rock group Henry Cow, is disc 6 of the 10-disc 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set. It was released in September 2008 by RēR Megacorp as a free-standing album in advance of the box set release in January 2009. Stockholm & Göteborg consists of unreleased recordings made by Sveriges Radio of concerts performed by the group in May 1976 in Gothenburg and May 1977 in Stockholm; the concerts were broadcast by Sveriges Radio in July 1976 and June 1977 respectively. Included on the CD is a song from a concert in Hamburg in March 1976; the original 8 track and stereo 2 track master tapes were used and non-invasively remixed and remastered for this album by Bob Drake. This was Henry Cow's first new release in 30 years and the first to include Georgie Born, the band's bassist and celloist from 1976 to 1978, it was the first official release of the band performing "Erk Gah". The album consists of three improvised pieces, "Stockholm 1", "Stockholm 2" and "Göteborg 1", five composed pieces.

Featured on the album is "Erk Gah", a never before released Tim Hodgkinson composition, performed live by the band between 1976 and 1978, but never recorded in the studio. Featured for the first time is a never before released Fred Frith composition, "March" which the band used to end many of their concerts, a cover of Phil Ochs's "No More Songs", arranged by Frith and the band's requiem to Ochs who had committed suicide in 1976. "Ottawa Song" is from an earlier concert in Hamburg with Dagmar Krause and John Greaves sharing the vocals, was included on this CD by accident after having gotten mixed up with the Stockholm and Göteborg tapes. It is the same performance of "Ottawa Song" that appears on Volume 3: Hamburg, except for the introductory bassoon solo, stripped off here. Henry Cow performed the Gothenburg concert as the same quartet of Lindsay Cooper, Chris Cutler and Hodgkinson that had played at Trondheim two days previously. Greaves had left the group two months Georgie Born had not yet joined, Krause had withdrawn from the tour due to ill health.

Without a dedicated bass guitarist and vocalist, the group improvised the set in the dark, as they had done at Trondheim, used the same tapes they had prepared beforehand. In a review of Stockholm & Göteborg in Clouds and Clocks, Beppe Colli wrote that he was impressed by Cutler's drumming and Cooper's piano on "Stockholm 1", called "Stockholm 2" a "good improvisation", he described "Goteborg 1" as "trangely modal-sounding", with some of "the most interesting and beautiful moments on the album". Colli noted that the melody in Frith's "March" shows that his "affinity for certain climates pre-dated Gravity."Colli was a little more critical of "No More Songs", opining that when Henry Cow played rock music, they tended to be too "rigid and stiff out of their depth, like classical musicians doing their best." He complained that Hodgkinson's "Erk Gah" sounds a little too similar to his "Living in the Heart of the Beast", found Krause's singing "quite heavy" and "bordering on kitsch in its emphasis".

But Colli liked the instrumental section in "Erk Gah"'s last movement, which he described as "very beautiful", said the mixing "has worked wonders in presenting at their best all the compositional elements according to their role in the whole." Tracks 1–7 and 12–14 were recorded for Tonkraft by Sveriges Radio at a concert in Stockholm on 9 May 1977 and broadcast on 8 June and 11 June 1977. Track 8 was recorded for the NDR Jazz Workshop in Hamburg on 26 March 1976. Tracks 9-11 were recorded for Tonkraft by Sveriges Radio at a concert in Gothenburg on 28 May 1976 and broadcast on 14 July and 17 July 1976. Georgie Born – bass guitar, cello Lindsay Cooper – bassoon, recorder, tapes Chris Cutler – drums, piano Fred Frith – guitar, piano, tapes Tim Hodgkinson – organ, alto saxophone, voice, tapes Dagmar Krause – singing John Greaves – bass guitar, voice All recordings were edited by Chris Cutler. Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7 and 12–14 were remixed from the original 8-track recording. Tracks 3, 4 and 8–11 were remastered from the original stereo radio tape.

All remixing and remastering was done by Bob Drake at Studio Midi-Pyrenees, 2007/2008. After the release of this CD, errors in the liner notes surfaced. "Ottawa Song" was incorrectly listed as being part of the Gothenburg concert. It was from a concert in Hamburg on 26 March 1976 and included John Greaves on bass guitar and singing; the Gothenburg concert was incorrectly dated as May 1975 with John Greaves credited as having participated. The concert took place in May 1976, after Greaves had left the band and before Georgie Born had joined. "Göteborg 1" was performed without a dedicated bass guitarist. Lindsay Cooper, Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson were incorrectly credited with using tapes on "Stockholm 2". Tapes were not used on "Stockholm 2", they were used on "Göteborg 1". A new CD inlay with revised and corrected liner notes was supplied with The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set, released in January 2009; however the new liner notes still incorrectly credited John Greaves as co-composer on "Göteborg 1".

The 40th Anniversary Henry Cow Box Set Cutler, Chris, ed

Honour (film)

Honour is a 2014 British contemporary thriller film focusing on "honour killings". The story depicts a young woman, living in London with her family of Pakistani origins. Mona has a boyfriend of whom her family do not approve, believe the relationship to be a blight on the family's honour. After plans to elope fail, Mona is forced to go on the run from her family, who attempt to locate and punish her, which will lead to her being killed. Paddy Considine as Bounty Hunter Aiysha Hart as Mona Faraz Ayub as Kasim Shubham Saraf as Adel Harvey Virdi as Mona's mother Nikesh Patel as Tanvir The critical reception was mixed, receiving a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a consensus that the positives of Khan's direction were wasted on a "formulaic, intermittently effective thriller". Rex Reed in the New York Observer saying it is "no masterpiece, but it is an accomplished debut", Jeanette Catsoulis in The New York Times commenting "what this confident debut lacks in subtlety, it more than makes up in execution".

Mark kermode of The Observer reviewed the film giving it a rating of 2 out of 5 stars saying it "avoids worthiness but succumbs to melodrama". Honour on IMDb Honour at AllMovie Honour at Rotten Tomatoes Honour at Metacritic