Ten Rapid

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9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Summer 4:23 68,433
1 Helicon 2 2:51 38,339
2 I Am Not Batman 3:31 30,783
3 Angels Versus Aliens 5:37 32,842
4 Tuner 2:57 35,909
5 A Place for Parks 2:14 37,923
6 ithica 27 o 9 2:57 8,504
6 End 2:40 36,230
7 Helicon 1 6:01 36,320

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Ten Rapid is a compilation album by the Instrumental rock band, Mogwai. It was released April 17th 1997. The album consists of 9 tracks, which the band recorded throughout the first couple of years of being together, (1996 - 1997).

“Tuner” is a re-recorded version of the band’s March 1996 debut double A-sided single (from which “Lower” does not appear), released on Rock Action. “Angels vs Aliens” is a re-recorded version of the July 1996 split single with Dweeb, released on Ché Trading. “A Place for Parks” was given away free to attendees of the Camden Crawl II show in Camden, North London, England on 19 September 1996, on a compilation CD entitled The Camden Crawl II, released on Love Train. “I Am Not Batman” was given away free to attendees of the Ten Day Weekend Festival in Glasgow, Scotland in October 1996, on a compilation cassette entitled Hoover Your Head: Ten Day Weekend, released on Sano Music. “Summer” and “Ithica 27ϕ9” were released as a double A-sided single in November 1996 on Love Train. “Helicon 1” and “Helicon 2” were released as a double A-sided single in February 1997 on Wurlitzer Jukebox. “End” is “Helicon 2”, played backwards.

The cover art of Ten Rapid was designed by Victoria Braithwaite. The CD artwork depicts portions of the famous Trent/McMinnville U.F.O. photographs from 1950.

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