ZANG TUMB TUMB DISCOGRAPHY “…which deny the freedom of the flesh…”

Various

The shape of the universe


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Type: Album

Format: 12" gatefold vinyl

Label: Zang Tuum Tumb

Catalogue ref.: ZTTIQ4

Series: Infatuated Action series no. 14; IQ series no. 4


Release date: 5 August 1985

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Sleeve design: XL Design; ZTT

Photographer: Dacotah; Nicholas Roeg; AJ Barratt

Artwork

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Front

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Vinyl gatefold sleeve: Back

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Vinyl label: Side A

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Vinyl label: Side B

Printed tracklisting

  1. A dog of a night
  2. Remember remember
  3. Relativity (One)
  4. Relativity (Two)
  5. Relativity (Three)
  6. Forever (What the hell)
  7. Wild hearts (…time)
  8. B-29 (shape of the universe)
  9. Life goes on
  10. Jupiter suite
  11. World of theory
  12. When your heart runs out of time
  13. A dog of a night
  14. When your heart runs out of time

Actual tracklisting

Side 1

  1. The voice of Tony Curtis 00:17
  2. Stanley Myers: A dog of a night 04:10
  3. The voices of Michael Emil and Tony Curtis 00:47
  4. Hans Zimmer: Remember remember 01:55
  5. The voices of Michael Emil and Theresa Russell 00:50
  6. Stanley Myers: Relativity (One) 03:25
  7. Stanley Myers: Relativity (Two) 01:42
  8. Stanley Myers: Relativity (Three) 01:46
  9. The voices of Gary Busey, Theresa Russel and Michael Emil and Theresa Russell 00:38
  10. Stanley Myers: Forever (What the hell) 02:21
  11. The voices of Gary Busey and Theresa Russell 00:33
  12. Roy Orbison: Wild hearts (…time) 03:30

Side 2

  1. Hans Zimmer: B-29 (shape of the universe) 02:31
  2. The voices of Michael Emil and Theresa Russell 00:27
  3. Theresa Russell: Life goes on 02:44
  4. Gil Evans & Orchestra: Jupiter suite 05:31
  5. The voice of Michael Emil 00:17
  6. Hans Zimmer: World of theory (Explode) 04:21
  7. The voice of Michael Emil, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey 00:50
  8. Glenn Gregory & Claudia Brücken: When your heart runs out of time 03:30
  9. Stanley Myers: A dog of a night (Short version) 02:24
  10. Will Jennings: When your heart runs out of time 01:20

Occasionally the tracklisting printed on the sleeve art of a release isn’t 100% accurate. Track names may be missing, mixes unspecified or misnamed. For this reason a printed tracklisting is shown as well as a more accurate actual tracklisting.

Sleeve Notes

Outer sleeve: Front

THE SHAPE OF THE UNIVERSE

a souvenir of music and dialogue to remind us of Nicolas Roeg’s

INSIGNIFICANCE

amazing… but true

RECORDED PICTURE COMPANY and ZENITH present INSIGNIFICANCE

associate producer Joyce Herlihy

executive producer Alexander Stuart

written by Terry Johnson

produced by Jeremy Thomas

directed by Nicolas Roeg

starring Gary BUSEY as the ballplayer

Michael EMIL as the professor

Theresa RUSSELL as the actress

and Tony CURTIS as the senator

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Outer sleeve: Gatefold

The narcissist suffers from too much inner dialogue. The eye of one’s consciousness is forever looking at one’s own action. Yes—let us try to keep the notion clear—a narcissist is not self-absorbed so much as one self is immersed in studying the other. The narcissist is the scientist and the experiment in one. Other people exist, have value to the narcissist because of their particular ability to arouse one role or another in oneself. And are valued for that. May even be loved for that. Of course, they are loved as an actress loves her audience.

amazing… but true

THE SHAPE OF THE UNIVERSE

INSIGNIFICANCE

the shape of the universe is INSIGNIFICANCE

side one

introducing Tony Curtis as the SENATOR

“it sure is a dog of a night…and tomorrow it’s going to be a dog of a day…”

Michael Emil as the PROFESSOR

“I didn’t choose America…I don’t care”

Theresa Russell as the ACTRESS

“We have an awful lot in common”

Gary Busey as the BALLPLAYER

“So you screwed another shrink”

1. A Dog Of A Night produced and performed by STANLEY MYERS

2. Remember Remember produced and performed by HANS ZIMMER

3. Relativity One and Two and Three performed and produced by STANLEY MYERS

4. Forever (What The Hell) produced and performed by STANLEY MYERS

5. Wild Hearts produced by David Briggs and Will Jennings performed by ROY ORBISON

side two

including dialogue spoken by Tony Curtis, Michael Emil, Theresa Russell and Gary Busey

1. B-29 (Shape Of the Universe) produced and performed by HANS ZIMMER

2. Life Goes On produced and arranged by Jon L. Waters performed by THERESA RUSSELL

3. Jupiter Suite produced by Stanley Myers and Brian Gulland performed by GIL EVANS and his orchestra.

4. World Of Theory (Explode) produced and performed by HANS ZIMMER

5. When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time executive producer Otto Flake performed by GLENN GREGORY and CLAUDIA BRÜCKEN

6. It’s A Dog Of A Night produced and performed by STANLEY MYERS album ticks off with no words WILL JENNINGS When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time

and…

so what is it to be said at this hour of Apocalypse? Whatever we say, it will be deferred. And we have been given Insignificance in the interim: a vision or version of the Apocalypse that turns out to be far from apocalyptic. It has adopted a different tone. In fact, and this is far from insignificant, it couldn’t be funnier. Or—and it may amount to the same thing—further from the truth. Apocalypse here is charactered into a kind of parodic America dream populated by nameless phantoms…

So that Insignificance will have taken in…a distress signal…a planned overthrow of names…a stroke of fate…one night in Manhattan…a bit of the American Dream left over…from the other who fell…a vanishing act…a catastrophe…the apple’s fall…the law above us and around us…the coincidence of ‘relativity’ with the ‘beginning’ of cinema…all the other doubles (double sexes) in Roeg’s camera…a roll of the dice…a play on eternity…a repeat performance…a disgusting mask…don’t look…two in one: the double reflexes…the coin drops…the curtain falls…perish the thought…the muzzle of desire…the face of God…the second hand…the work of time…the end of the day…goodbye (wave)…the shape of the universe…as insignificant as an autograph…a passion played…for the time being…AND WE WILL TAKE OUT

ACTRESS Have you got a watch…because you’re gonna need it. Now…we have to imagine this room is the entire universe. We begin together some place in space time. We synchronise at…what does your watch say?

PROFESSOR Eight fifteen.

ACTRESS Eight fifteen. Now I travel away from you at a hell of a speed…say one fifth the speed of light, and I travel for five minutes and it gets me here. Now. I look at my watch. It says twenty minutes past eight. But it’s not very reliable. So I look across the Universe to check with your watch. And what does your watch say?

PROFESSOR Twenty minutes past eight.

ACTRESS Not to me it doesn’t. It says nineteen minutes past eight. Because twenty minutes past eight hasn’t reached me yet. It takes a minute for me to see your watch. Because it takes a minute for the light to reach me. See? So your watch is getting slower and slower. Now comes the thousand dollar question. Remember, that if you look at my watch it’s gonna take a minute for it to reach you too. So now what do you say my watch says?

PROFESSOR Nineteen minutes past eight.

ACTRESS Which means…you say I’m going more slowly than you, while I say you’re going more slowly than me…So, given a constant frame of reference within which to experiment…according to Galileo’s original principles and accepting that light always travels at a hundred and eighty six thousand two hundred and eight two point three nine seven miles per second in all directions at once. Then the main point I have demonstrated is that all measurements of Time and Space are necessarily made relative to a single observer. And are not necessarily the same for two independent observers. And that is the Specific Theory of Relativity…Isn’t it?

PROFESSOR Amazing. But True!

We were the chorus commenting on the decree of destiny as disclosed in the development of a supreme incident. There was dramatic quality in the very staging: the traditional ceremony, and it the background the picture of Newton to remind us that the greatest of scientific generalisations was now, after more than two centuries, to receive its first modification…a great adventure in thought had at last come home to shore.

“He was no kind of fanatic…as incapable of true rancour, spite and animosity as a eunuch is of marriage…he faked it all and couldn’t understand anyone who didn’t…His whole method of operation was complicated because he would get a guilty feeling and get hurt after he had blasted someone…He wanted so desperately to be liked. He didn’t anticipate the results of what he was doing…”

amazing…but true

Outer sleeve: Back

ZTT IQ4

…is wasted

…is lost

…is found

amazing… but true

…in the nick of time…

“The Shape Of The Universe” is a long playing record souvenir of Nic Roeg’s Insignificance. The souvenir contains on Side One A DOG OF A NIGHT, REMEMBER REMEMBER, RELATIVITY ONE AND TWO AND THREE, FOREVER (What The Hell) AND WILD HEARTS (…time). On Side Two B-29 (Shape Of The Universe), LIFE GOES ON, JUPITER SUITE, WORLD OF THEORY, WHEN YOUR HEART RUNS OUT OF TIME, DOG OF A NIGHT and ticking…off. Artists: Stanley Myers, Roy Orbison, Gil Evans, Hans Zimmer, Theresa Russell, Will Jennings, Glenn Gregoy and Claudia Brücken. Trumpet solo in Jupiter Suite: Lew Soloff.

The souvenir plays at 33⅓ IN STEREOPHONIC for over forty minutes.

To be acknowledged…

Music recorded at Lansdowne Studioes, Lille Yard Studios, Abbey Road and House of David in Nashville.

Souvenir assembled and edited by Paul Morley at Sarm West London: engineer Bobby Kraushaar.

Jupiter Suite: engineer Chris Dibbell.

Wild Hearts and When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time mixed by Nick Ryan.

Keyboards on When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time: Midge Ure.

Soundtrack supervised by Ray Williams for The Pollyanna Film and Music Company Ltd.

Glenn Gregory (Heaven 17) released courtesy of Virgin Records.

Claudia Brücken (Propaganda) released courtesy of ZTT Records

Stills photography: Dacotah

Photograph of Nic Roeg: A.J. Barratt.

Notes: extracts from Ian Penman’s ‘Cravings.’

Sleeve framed by XLZTT ‘more time please’

Correspondence: Paul McDonald and Chris Auty.

The souvenir graciously takes it’s place as number fourteen in Zang Tuum Time’s infatuated Action Series: ‘It is the traditional task of the prophet to denounce systems of rule and life which deny the freedom of the flesh or the imagination.’

A round of special thanks to David Briggs, Tonia Duvall, Alan Mercy and Tommy Valentino.

Names missing from the credits will know who they are.

A volume of coincidences and wonderings compiled by Neil Norman and published by Sidgewick and Jackson to accompany the film Insignificance is recommended to those who wish to take their time further.

(Zenith logo) a Zenith production distributed by Palace/Recorded Releasing

And so we might say coming out of Insignificance, we were only on our way to this exit after all, an end which refuses the end.

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Label: Side A

Shape Of The Universe

A souvenir of Nic Roeg’s INSIGNIFICANCE

side one of this stereo record

A DOG OF A NIGHT (Myers)

Performed and produced by Stanley Myers

REMEMBER REMEMBER (Zimmer-Myers)

Performed and produced by Hans Zimmer

RELATIVITY ONE AND TWO AND THREE (Myers)

Performed and produced by Stanley Myers

□ FOREVER (What The Hell) (Myers-Jennings)

Performed and produced by Stanley Myers

□ WILD HEARTS (…TIME) (Orbison-Jennings)

Performed by Roy Orbison

Produced by David Briggs and Will Jennings

Additional dialogue spoken by Tony Curtis, Theresa Russell, Michael Emil and Gary Busey

Music published by The Pollyanna Music And Film Company Ltd

Except □ published by The Pollyanne Music And Film Company Ltd and Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

amazing. but true.

ZTT IQ 4A Play at 33⅓ ℗+© ZENITH 1985

All rights of the manufacturer and the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorised public performance broadcasting and copying of the recorded prohibited.

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MCMLXXXV

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Label: Side B

Shape Of The Universe

A souvenir of Nic Roeg’s INSIGNIFICANCE

side two of this stereo record

B-29 (Shape Of The Universe) (Zimmer)

Performed and produced by Hans Zimmer

□ LIFE GOES ON (Myers-Jennings)

Performed by Theresa Russell. Produced by John L. Waters

JUPITER SUITE (Mozart/Original arrangement Gil Evans)

Performed by Gil Evans and his Orchestra.

Produced by Stanley Myers and Brian Gulland

WORLD OF THEORY (Zimmer-Myers)

Performed and produced by Hans Zimmer

□ WHEN YOUR HEART RUNS OUT OF TIME (Jennings)

Performed by Glenn Gregory and Claudia Brücken.

Executive Producer: Otto Flake

A DOG OF A NIGHT (Myers) Performed and produced by Stanley Myers

□ When Your Heart Runs Out Of Time (Jennings)

Produced and performed by Will Jennings

Additional dialogue spoken by Tony Curtis Theresa Russell, Michael Emil and Gary Busey

Music published by The Pollyanna Music And Film Company Ltd.

Except □ published by the Pollyanna Music And Film Company Ltd and Warner Bros. Music Ltd

amazing. but true.

ZTT IQ 4B Play at 33⅓ ℗+© ZENITH 1985

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MCMLXXXV

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