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Robert Ashley - Private Parts MP3
Robert Ashley - Private Parts MP3
Performer: Robert Ashley
Title: Private Parts
Label: Lovely Music, Ltd.
Country: US
Released: 1978
Style: Minimal, Spoken Word
Cat: LML 1001
Rating: 4.2/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2760 mb | MP3 size: 1429 mb | WMA size: 1842 mb
Genre: Electronic

1The Park21:32
2The Backyard23:56


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LCD 1001Robert Ashley Private Parts ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1001US2019
LCD 1001Robert Ashley Private Parts (The Record) ‎(CD, Album, RE)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1001USUnknown
LML 1001Robert Ashley Private Parts ‎(LP, Album)Lovely Music, Ltd.LML 1001US1978
LCD 1001Robert Ashley Private Parts (The Record) ‎(CD, Album, RE)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1001US1990
LCD 1001Robert Ashley Private Parts (The Record) ‎(CD, Album, RE)Lovely Music, Ltd.LCD 1001US1990


  • ArtworkAriel Peeri
  • Piano, Synthesizer [Polymoog], Clavinet"Blue" Gene Tyranny
  • Producer, Recorded ByRobert Ashley, Robert Sheff
  • TablaKris
  • VoiceRobert Ashley


Recorded at The Recording Studio, Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College (Oakland, California), July, 1977.
Jacket comes in yellow and grey color variations
The tabla player credited as "Kris" is actually Krishna Bhatt (Source: Gann, Kyle: "Robert Ashley", University of Illinois Press, 2012 pg 55).


  • Matrix / Runout: LML 1001


Voice Robert Ashley Piano, Polymoog, Clavinet Blue Gene Tyranny Tabla Krishna Bhatt. Centered around the mesmerizing voice of Robert Ashley, these two pieces are the initial versions of the first and last episodes of seven for Ashley's first new narrative . Private Parts. Robert Ashley. Released 1978. Private Parts Tracklist. The Park Lyrics. The Backyard Lyrics. About Private Parts. Private Parts Q&A. Robert Ashleys Private Parts has a plot, but you wouldnt know it. The 1978 LP, which would later serve as the foundation for the composers seven-part televised opera Perfect Lives, discusses at length the inner workings of two characters, a man and a woman, anonymous to us and perhaps even to each other. Words flood its 40-plus minute runtime, circling meaning but never arriving at a conclusion. Whats explored by Ashley, in his drawling monologues, seems to be everything that isnt happening-an inversion that slinks and dances among the shadows. Songs in album Robert Ashley - Private Parts The Record 1978. Robert Ashley - The Park. Robert Ashley - The Backyard. Robert Ashley: Private Pa. has been added to your Cart. Add gift options. Buy used. When Private Parts first hit the scene, everyone I knew had The Park memorized within a month and quoted from it constantly. Ashley's series of non-sequitur images, fusing into a picture so lifelike that it never quite added up, brought a mystery into music theater that smashed our previous conceptions of the genre. I've enjoyed this album for well over twenty years. I have fallen asleep to it. It has woken me up. When I listen intently to it, I hear amazing things. simple truths about life, observations that strike a chord and give me pause to reflect on my own decisions and lack of decisions. Private Parts The Record CD, Album, RE. Lovely Music, free to Robert Ashley Private Parts The Park, The Backyard. 2 tracks 45:28. Private Parts is ranked 88,386th in the overall chart, 8,239th in the 1970s, and 815th in the year 1978. ROBERT ASHLEY Private Parts LP1978 USBlue Gene TyrannySonic Arts UnionExp. Condition: New. Time left: 7d 5h 2m 43s Ships to: Worldwide. Private Parts The Record. I am hesitant to state that Private Parts is one of the most unique and weirdly beautiful albums of the 20th century, as that will likely sound like overheated hyperbole to anyone who has not heard it. Nevertheless, it is exactly that. Originally released back in 1978 and newly reissued, Ashley's hushed and intimate second album was unlike anything that came before it and no one else has since come anywhere close to replicating its precarious magic


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This is being reissued on 1st February by Lovely Music.