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Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 1 (2LP/180GM)

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Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 1 (2LP/180GM)

  • Remastered for vinyl
  • Heavyweight 180 Gram Double LP
  • Bonus digital download (ROIR online only)
  • Includes additional liner notes by Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth)
  • Additional photos by Paula Court 
  • Limited pressing


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Recorded across two nights in 1981 at New York's legendary Performing Garage and originally released in 1983 on cassette it is now available for the first time as  heavyweight double LP.  

The ensemble of performers on this recording are: Glenn Branca, Craig Bromberg, Dave Buk, Ann Demarinis, Barbara Ess, Robert Harrison, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo, David Rosenbloom, Richard Edson, Ned Sublette, Wharton Tiers, Gail Vachon, Fritz Van Orden, Stephen Wischerth and Margot Zvaleko.

"Branca's first symphony is a massive behemoth of guitars, noise and alternate tunings with players that include Theoretical Girls' Wharton Tiers and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo.  Branca's brilliance lies in his merger of rock and roll with 20th Century classical, as well as his ability to create rumbling, careening crescendos into infinity,  Symphony No. 1 is one of the most raucous and inspiring compositions of the late 20th Century." - Charles Spano, ALL MUSIC

"Glenn Branca has found one genuine link between the symphonic tradition and rock: the ambition - and chutzpah - to be monumental.  It's huge and brutal and utterly magnificent." - Jon Pareles