Monday, November 29, 2010

Novak : Rapunzel : "7" Vinyl 45 Rpm Single 1997

"Rapunzel" is a German fairy tale in the collection assembled by the Brothers Grimm, and first published in 1812 as part of Children's and Household Tales .
The Grimm Brothers' story is an adaptation of the fairy tale Persinette by Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de La Force originally published in 1698. Its plot has been used and parodied in various media and its best known line ("Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair") is an idiom of popular culture.

Novak is an English band from Birmingham who debuted with a string of creative , original , surreal singles : Silver Seas (Earworm) , Alpine Assignment (Kitty Kitty) , Rapunzel (Kitty Kitty) .

"Rapunzel" was released only on Vinyl 45rpm Single .

The album " Novak " (Kitty Kitty Records , 1999) revealed a mature combo that is not afraid of experimenting with Sonic Youth's noise-rock and Mercury Rev's post-psychedelia . Adele Williams is surrounded by six musicians , with instruments ranging from droning accordion ( David Gerrard ) , to flute (Tasmin Snell) , and including two guitars (Jane Smith and Jeremy Hepburn) .

"Blue Chinook" and "By Peggy's Well" are charming songs , although underneath they are warped spaghetti of harmony . Even better , "Boy Scouts Of America" stretches into cacophonous avantgarde with intriguing force .

Albums :

Novak Sep 7, 1999

Forever Endeavour Mar 15, 2005

Perpetual Motion Sep 5, 2006

Novak were...

David Gerrard : keyboards , percussion , accordion
Jeremy Hepburn : guitar
Kirsten Morley : bass
Philip Robinson : drums
Jane Smith : guitar
Tamsin Snell : flute , harmonica etc
Adele Williams : vocals , glockenspiel


Isn't it marvelous
that we have been given the gift of seeing and hearing?
Of course,
seeing gives us a wonderful picture of the world around us,
but I wonder how many of you
think about hearing as giving us wonderful soundpictures...

For, sounds are really tone colours
that give us a picture of what we hear.
We have all enjoyed show-and-tell at school.
But, how many of you have
played the exciting game of hear-and-tell ?

We will now hear sounds.
Can you tell us what they are?
And, who or what, is making them?

Lets try...
First, close your eyes,
and when you hear each sound,
try to guess what it is...
Either say what it is, or, if you are alone,
just think about it...

Island breezes, and your travel-shop teases,
And all you want is a raise, yeah,
For all of the sunshine,
Better make you be mine,
Forever and no more,
All you do is play guitar and the melody for me,
melody, melodies...

You're .. My .. Life.

And you don't even boast of your extra-fine life
or your flash ship upholstery,
All I can recollect - 'You better wear your best white dress'

Your .. Whole .. Life ..

Tracks :

Side A Rapunzel
Side B Almost Chinook

Label : Kitty Kitty Corporation
Catalog # : choosy 07
Format : Vinyl, 7"
Country : UK
Released : Apr 1997
Style : Indie Rock
Size : 25,4 MB
Bitrate : 320

Take it HERE   MP3

The track Rapunzel on FLAC : HERE 


  1. Ένα απ' τα ομορφότερα και πιο σπάνια single. Χωρίς θα θέλω να φανώ πλεονέκτης, κι ίσως δικαιολογημένα λόγω της σπανιότητας, θα μπορούσα να έχω ένα FLAC απ' το βινύλιο; Ευγνώμων, όποια και να είναι η απάντησή σας!

  2. @ Ακης . Σου ανέβασα το Rapunzel σε αρχείο Wav που είναι καλύτερο από το Flac . Ελπίζω να είσαι ικανοποιημένος
    Το Β Side είναι πολύ σκρατσαρισμένο, επειδή είχε πέσει ένα σφηνάκι τεκίλα πάνω του , γι αυτό και δεν το ανέβασα σε Wav .

  3. εγώ γιατί δεν μπορώ να το κατεβάσω παιδιά?

  4. Συγχαρητήρια για το εκπληκτικό μπλόγκ. Θα ήθελα να σας ζητήσω να "ζωντανέψετε" το link για το FLAC καθώς είναι εξαιρετικά δύσκολο να βρεθεί το συγκεκριμένο κομμάτι σε καλή ποιότητα...


    1. @ Antonis M : Δυστυχώς έχω χάσει το Flac αρχείο . Εάν το έχει κρατήσει ο άλλος Blogger τότε θα ξανανέβει .

    2. Ένα μεγάλο ευχαριστώ....

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  6. Ευχαριστώ πολύ. Λατρεμένο κομμάτι.