Way, way back in the olden days, several tape chains of rare and
unavaliable 4AD material circulated amongst the members of
the 4ad-l mailing
list. This web page documents the contents of those tapes, one
track a week.
No repository of these rare tracks will be made available from
this site. The tracks will be available from this page for
one week only.
Each Friday night at 22:00 CET, a new track will become available.
The sound quality of these mp3 files varies
wildly. Some of these tracks come from fourth-generation tapes,
some come straight from cd, and most fall somewhere in-between.
In our weekly series of rare tracks, we have now reached:
This version of this track is, to the best of my knowledge, not
available from anywhere, but you can buy other releases by from 4AD or
Rare can be found at the following locations:
which is the canonical location.
- United Kingdom,
courtesy of Symon.
- United States
The fine print:
- Most of the mp3 files are variable bit rate (VBR) files.
Modern mp3 players can play them, but some older
players may have problems.
- No, the previous rare files
in this series will not be made available again.
- Yes, you're welcome to mirror this page
on your own web site. Let Lars
know and he'll put in a link here to your mirror.
- Yes, if you have rare tracks, they can be put
up here after all the "original" rare files
have appeared here. Write to Lars
and let him know what you have, and he'll get back to