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A Tent - Six Empty Places Album
A Tent - Six Empty Places Album
Performer: A Tent
Title: Six Empty Places
Label: Cherry Red
Country: UK
Released: 1981
Style: Experimental, Ambient
Cat: BRED 17, Bred 17
Rating: 4.0/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2600 mb | MP3 size: 2770 mb | WMA size: 2979 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock

1Part 1 (No Thought)
2She's Waiting To Be Looked At, (Hanging On A Thread)
3No Way Of Knowing
4Intellectual Stance
5Seven Years
6Part 2 (Abundance)
7Shiny Black F.B.I Shoes, Up And Down The Stairs / I Thought Things Were Ironed Out
8Dockland Lullaby Parts 1&2
9Parachuting In Bolivia
Drums – Mike Richardson


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
15L0351A Tent Six Empty Places ‎(LP)Edigsa15L0351Spain1982


  • Alto Saxophone [Alto Sax]Dudu Pukwana
  • BassKeith Bradshaw
  • Cover, TypographyRoger Phillips
  • DrumsLloyd Ryan
  • EngineerO'Higgins
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer]Jasper Stainthorpe
  • GuitarMike Alway
  • Keyboards, Producer [Produced By], Composed By [All Compositions By]Gavin Povey
  • Lacquer Cut By [Cut]Kevin Metcalfe
  • VoiceKim Middleton


Recorded at Alaska Studios February,March-April 1981.
Cut at Utopia.

℗ © 1981 Cherry Red Records
Distributed by Pinnacle Ltd.

℗ 1981 Cherry Red Records
© 1981 Cherry Red Music

Manufactured through cps [logo on rear sleeve]
Made in France [on record labels]

Catalog number variations are: BRED 17 on cover, Bred 17 on side 2 label.


  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): BRED 17 A¹ [ƱTOPIA logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): BRED 17 B¹ [Ʊ logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on both runouts): [SNA logo]


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cherry Red Records
  • Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Records
  • Copyright (c) – Cherry Red Music
  • Distributed By – Pinnacle
  • Recorded At – Alaska Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – Utopia Studios
  • Manufactured By – CPS
  • Pressed By – SNA


Comments (1)
Intriguingly experimental record, but still musical and warm and mostly quite gentle. Some of the tracks are more crazy than others, but there are some really nice, quiet, melodic tunes that, for me, are the stronger parts of the record. "She's Waiting To Be Looked At" is a gentle piano piece that might not sound out of place on an Erased Tapes release, while "Seven Years" (Part 1) features some very understated, almost abstract keyboards and effects against the sound of running water (rain?): sounds cheesy but is quite cool and eerie. The stand-out, for me, is "Dockland Lullaby" (part 1), which opens the B-side and features a repeated, echo-y keyboard refrain over kind of muted drums and weird effects. I must admit I don't really like the early 80s alto sax which features on a couple of the pieces, but then I've never been keen on saxophone and it may just be your thing. I find this a great listen and very relaxing.