ebay: TEST DEPT / BRITH GOF Gododdin LP

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ebay: TEST DEPT / BRITH GOF Gododdin LP

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The auction is here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/292522967629?ul_noapp=true

This is an auction for Test Dept / Brith Gof "Gododdin" LP. Record has been stored in a SMOKE FREE environment.

MOP 4 - Ministry of Power, LP (includes a 24-page booklet with details on the various European performances)

Gododdin, a collaboration with kindred spirits in the form of Welsh avant-garde theatre company Brith Gof. Performed in Wales, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Scotland, this was a dramatisation of the annihilation of a small Celtic army by the invading Angle's at Catraeth in 600 A.D. A critically acclaimed spectacler using a huge performance space, a large cast, and specially designed set from Cliff McLucas (now sadly deceased). It premiered at the abandoned Rover car factory in Cardiff, transformed using 600 tons of sand, 50 trees, 30 wrecked cars and a set that flooded as the performance progressed. Brith Gof provided music and voice, accompanying their movement, while TD provided a blend of percussion and bagpipes enhanced with physical performance.

Brith Gof:
John E R Hardy (composition / production / trumpet / horns / cornetto); Lis Hughes Jones (vocals / adaptation of the poem); Margaret Ames, Alun Elidyr, Mike Pearson, Marc Rees, Nic Ros, Sera Williams (additional voices)

Gododdin* was the brainchild of Welsh language theatre company Brith Gof (an idiom meaning faint recollection), its aim was to create vibrant performance which mirrored the experience and aspirations of a minority culture. Using the poem Y Gododdin as inspiration, the earliest poem in the Welsh language, it tells the fate of 300 Celtic warriors who set out to defend their homeland from 100,000 invading Angles around 600 A.D. They are only remembered through the survival of one epic poem. Defeat is never to be cherished but the glorious rendering of their account against an infinetely stronger enemy lessens the smugness of victory and lends dignity in retrospect to the vanquished. Culture then as now becomes a tool for survival. There is nothing marginal about the issues at stake. The right to self determination, the growth and celebration of native language, looking back further than 'pop'culture; making huge visions concrete and breathing life back into characterswho, like so many were destroyed when a race first began to flex their colonial muscles. The intention of the performance was to reaffirm the energy, optimism, and dynamism of the last great flowering of Celtic Society.

"...you just know that something very special is going to happen. And of course it does..." (NEW MUSICAL EXPRESS)

* (pronounced Godoth-een)

A1 Sarff
A2 Gwyr A Aeth Gatraeth
A3 Arddyledog Ganu
A4 Glasfedd Eu Hancwyn
B1 Trichant Eurdorchog
B2 Yn Nydd Cadiawr
B3 Truan Yw Gennyf Fi

Based on the music from the theatre performance "Gododdin".

Includes a 24-page booklet with details on the various European performances, including sketches and photos from some of the performances.

Barcode: 5 019195 300043
Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): MOP-4-A1 ADRENALIN
Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): MOP-4-B1 ADRENALIN

Proceeds of this auction go towards funding future releases on Chrome Peeler Records.

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