A History – box set

The second part of the History series is a four CD box set to join Brief History as a 5 CD history of the PCO. Remastered from the original tapes in 2001, this box set also includes several unreleased tracks mixed from multitracks dating back to the Japanese tour in the early eighties. Includes photo's and a written history of the PCO written by journalist and friend Robert Sandall. Broadly chronological in nature, this collection spans the entire period of the band's being together.

Disc: 1
1. Penguin Cafe Single
2. From The Colonies
3. Giles Farnaby's Dream
4. Pigtail
5. Hugebaby
6. Chartered Flight
7. Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter
8. Pythagoras's Trousers
9. Yodel 2
10. Salty Bean Fumble
11. The Ecstasy Of Dancing Fleas
12. Walk Don't Run
13. Meditation Rag
14. The Toy
15. Numbers 1 - 4 (Live)
16. Salty Bean Fumble (Live)
17. Yodel 2 (Live)

Disc: 2
1. Prelude And Yodel
2. More Milk
3. Sheep Dip
4. In The Back Of A Taxi
5. Music By Numbers
6. Another One From The Colonies
7. Air
8. Isle Of View (Music For Helicopter Pilots)
9. Now Nothing
10. Bean Fields
11. Southern Jukebox Music
12. Horns Of The Bull
13. Oscar Tango
14. Sketch
15. Giles Farnaby's Dream
16. Perpetuum Mobile (Live)
17. Surface Tension (Live)

Disc: 3
1. Dirt (Live)
2. Yodel 1 (Live)
3. Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter (Live)
4. In The Back Of A Taxi (Live)
5. Southern Jukebox Music (Live)
6. Numbers 1 - 4 (Live)
7. Telephone And Rubber Band (Live)
8. Air (Live)
9. Paul's Dance (Live)
10. Oscar Tango (Live)
11. Music For A Found Harmonium (Live)
12. Isle Of View (Music For Helicopter Pilots) (Live)

Disc: 4
1. Air @ Danser (Live)
2. Bean Fields (Live)
3. Music For A Found Harmonium (Live)
4. Lifeboat (Lover's Rock) (Live)
5. Steady State (Live)
6. Scherzo And Trio
7. Nothing Really Blue
8. Cage Dead
9. Vega
10. Another One From Porlock
11. Pythagoras On The Line
12. Kora Kora
13. Red Shorts
14. Passing Through

  • Released: 2001