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Dome

 

First some general info about the band «Dome». The members that released the first Mini-Lp called (3R4) on the label 4AD, and the later «Dome I», «Dome II» and «Dome III» on the label Rough Trade, are the two guys Graham Lewis and Bruce C. Gilbert, maybe known for someone from their fame with the industrial/noise/rock-band «Wire». These two guys also released an LP/CD and a 12’’ on Mute Records in the early 80’s, but then with Daniel Miller, the boss of Mute Records as a third member of this project, a project called «Duet Emmo». When the guys Gilbert and Lewis were about to record the album «Will You Speak This Word», later known as «Dome IV», they knew that Vince Clarke had just bought a new Fairlight Computer Synthesiser, and as they new him briefly from before, they asked him if they could borrow this «magic new machine», during the recording of their new album. Vince said that they could, but only if he could be in on it, because he was in fact the only one of the three people involved, who could actually operate this machine, and he was afraid that Gilbert and Lewis would destroy it! (This information is directly from Graham Lewis, who I met at PopKomm in 1994)

Anyway, Rough Trade was no longer interested in releasing any more records with Dome, and a Norwegian record company owner, Tormod Opedal, who had his independent label, Uniton Records, accidentally got in touch with Graham Lewis at the very same time that Rough Trade turned them down. Tormod at Uniton, being a long term Wire and Dome fan, asked them if they wanted to sign with his company, and the guys Gilbert and Lewis, saw it as «very cult and very underground» to be released by a Norwegian label, so they said yes!! It has never been pressed/released outside of Norway, but Uniton was huge on the export side at that time, so all copies who appear around the world, are pressed in Norway.

It was recorded early 1982 and released autumn 1982, and only on the «edge» of the sleeve you can see the words: Dome - D IV (meaning that the title was Dome IV, but it was known as «Will You Speak This Word». It’s therefore available now through the Mute Records sub-label, Blast First on the CD (Dome 3 + 4), where you can read in the sleevenotes, the following info: «Recorded and Released by Uniton Records Norway, 1982)



The Assembly

Cat. Num. A Side B Side Year
Mute Films Video (Promo) Never Never   1983
7 TINY 1 Never Never Stop / Start 1983
12 TINY 1 Never Never (extended) Stop / Start (extended) 1983
CD TINY 1 Never Never Stop / Start Never Never (extended) Stop / Start (extended) 1996 (re-issue)

-The Assembly:
Vince Clarke
Eric C. Radcliffe
-The Singer:
Feargal Sharkey (Ex. member from The Undertones)
-Guitar: Clem Clempson



Vince Clarke And Paul Quinn

Cat. Num. A Side B Side Year
Mute Films Video (Promo) One Day   1985
7 TAG 1 One Day Song For 1985
12 TAG 1 One Day (extension) Song For(extension) 1985
CD TAG 1 One Day, Song For One Day (extension), Song For (extension) 1996 (Re-issue)
One Day Written by Clarke/Morgan/Mc Vey

(Paul Quinn Ex-member of Bourgie Bourgie)




Reset Records (1983-1985)

Cat. Num. Band A Side B Side
7 REST 1 Robert Marlow The Face Of Dorian Gray (2:04) The Tale Of Dorian Gray (2:04)
12 REST 1 Robert Marlow The Face Of Dorian Gray (4:53) (extended) The Tale Of Dorian Gray (3:26) (extended)
7 REST 2 Paul Hewson Take My Hand (3:02) Her (2:40)
7 REST 3 Robert Marlow I Just Want To Dance (2:50) No Heart (3:34)
7 RESTP 3 (picture disc) Robert Marlow I Just Want To Dance (2:50) No Heart (3:34)
12 REST 3 Robert Marlow I Just Want To Dance (5:25) (extended) No Heart (7:07) (extended)
7 REST 4 Robert Marlow Claudette (2:54) This happy world (1:55)
12 REST 4 Robert Marlow Claudette (3:54) This happy world (4:12) (extended)
7 REST 5 Absolute TV Glare (3:48) At Third Stroke (3:17)
12 REST 5 Absolute TV Glare (5:04) (extended) At Third Stroke (4:35) (extended)
7 REST 6 Hardware Dance (3:54) Hey (3:15)
12 REST 6 Hardware Dance (extended) (7:03) Hey (extended) (4:55)
7 REST 7 Robert Marlow Calling All Destroyers (3:35) In Retrospect (3:17)
12 REST 7 (It was never relased) Robert Marlow Calling All Destroyers In Retrospect
REST 8 (existence confirmed) Absolute Can't You See  
Reset Records was a Vince's record label. Vince and Eric were the producers of this records.
 
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