Collected Works
by The Word


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1xLP, 140 gram vinyl – it contains the ‘The Lobster’ (12″ version), ‘Easy’, ‘All My Life’ & ‘The Word’. All 4 tracks were originally taken from the band’s debut & 2nd EP released between 1983 and 1984.The original EPs has been discontinued and second-hand copies of the original pressing are changing hands on Discogs for upwards of €200.

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Catalog #: EHAW002 Label: Edition Hawara Format: LP Vinyl EU Categories:


The Word is one of the better kept secrets of 1980s Austrian disco music. Yet once you put the needle on this record, you notice that it sounds oddly familiar. The awe inspiring signature piece “Lobster” has the same analogue, slow moving aesthetic as Zenit’s timeless “Waiting” that was featured on Edition Hawara’s first release. The same goes for the three other wonderfully unconventional, proto electronic songs: “Easy”, “All My Life” and the eponymous “ The Word”. And there are even more commonalities with Zenit’s LP: The vocals are Linda Sharrock’s, who here teamed up with Karl “Charly” Ratzer and Peter Ponger, the twin brother of legendary Falco producer Robert Ponger. The result of this collaboration is, we ll, also quite legendary. How this kind of sound
emerged in Vienna in 1984 is still a bit of a mystery, but clearly all the stars were aligned when Sharrock, Ratzer and Ponger were jamming in the studio. We are very proud to share this secret with you. Jus t as there are very few lobsters in landlocked Vienna, there are very few records like this out there.

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Weight 0,3 kg
Dimensions 30 × 1 × 30 cm


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