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Finish The Story

Quote: Gajoob 1990 (review of En Face‘) A suave female lead vocalist steals the show on several of the cuts’

Nicola - Exeter 1983

Every Angry Word (demo) recorded in Sound Conception Studios. Bristol in 1982 – listen or download

Finish The Story are one of Worcestershire’s lost bands. Sinister, brooding, icy, haunting and ethereal – their music was like nothing else at the time and very little since.

Initially formed for a one off gig, Finish The Story went on to support The Cure and were voted one of the best live bands of 1982 (beating U2), before splitting up without ever releasing a record.

The three core members of Finish The Story; Nicola Mumford (Vocals), Peter Bright (Bass/Guitar) and Garry Smout (Keyboards) hailed from Evesham and Bromsgrove.

The band were born out of tragedy after the death of Stuart Dyke in a car accident. At the time he was Nicola’s boyfriend and bass player with Evesham group The Dancing Did. (BBC)

 

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 Finish The Story


Live Bootleg (CD)

Disc: £4.00

This disc is a record of the live gigs that Finish The Story did between 1981 and 1983. These tracks are the only known live recordings ever made (as far as we know). The quality is not brilliant but the performances are. The first two tracks have only recently been discovered – does anybody know where the recording originates from? The Exeter gig is the audio from a VHS video of the gig.

This is worth getting as it is a rare glimpse into the mythology that was the early Finish The Story.

1. Alone With A Picture In A Matchstick Frame
2. Chant Of The Boxed In Society
3. Dressed Up In White
4. Every Angry Word
5. The Righteous Talk Of Remembers
6. Empty Vessels (Make Most Sound) 7.
The Angel Who Pawned Her Harp
8. Me Accusing Me
9. Contenders To Play
10. Playing At Life

Nicola Mumford: Vocals
Garry Smout: Keyboards
Peter Bright: Guitar and Bass

 

 

LOVE THIS! “This simple video was recorded on a domestic VHS camcorder in 1981 and was played before Finish The Story’s…

Posted by Mick Mercer on Monday, July 13, 2015

Photos of old studio

  • Images of studio – 2007
    17.07.07 022 17.07.07 021 17.07.07 020 5 June 07 018I was cleaning out an old PC and came across these images of Jake in our studio. This studio no longer exists and the various pieces of equipment are spread across the UK.

    Limited edition (real) CD

    The 100 CD edition of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window and Finish the Story was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    This Sampler - Finish The Story

    WE HAVE A FEW LEFT IN STOCK IF YOU WOULD LIKE A COPY FOR £5.00 – CONTACT M4TR

    The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

    REVIEW – FINISH THE STORY – THE SAMPLER #05

    “…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…
     
    free downloadWhere Is My Jesus? by This Window
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If you would like a copy for £5.00

In 2005 a CD was released (together with Finish The Story) called ‘The Sampler #05’, which contained a collection of tracks I had recorded and played on. This received some great, flattering praise and reviews…see below.

In 2007 a  limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo give-away in September 2007. These discs were numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

Limited edition (real) CD

M4tr Productions have a few copies of this This Window / Finish The Story limited edition release left:

The 100 CD edition of The Sampler #05  featuring This Window and Finish the Story was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp.

If you would like a copy for £5.00 – contact M4tr

This Sampler - Finish The Story

There are a few left in stock if you would like a copy for £5.00 – contact M4tr

Review – Finish The Story – The Sampler #05

“…now their inclusion had been settled five Finish The Story tracks. ‘Playing At Life’ is even better with a mean throb, and more of his sublimely catchy, nagging guitar with Nicola’s unusually piercing vocals and a weirdly spooky synth. ‘Solace’ is more relaxed, actually far more towards the This Window style, being like ambient bellows, billowing………..and there’s an intriguing little slice called ‘Ripples In The Water’ at the end too. Read more…
 

free downloadWhere Is My Jesus? by This Window

Music  produced by M4tr available from:

Finish The Story and ebay

Finish The Story reviews

Below are some links to early Finish The Story reviews and interviews from 1981and 1983
  • Clipping of ‘one-off’ Malvern gig in Record Mirror August 8th 1981 by MickMercer [1]
  • ZigZag(magazine) clipping of‘one-off’ Malvern gig September 1981 by Sara Jones[2]
  • Review of gig in Bristol by Dave Massey in Sounds (magazine) July 2nd 1983 [3]
  • Interview in ‘Women In Rock’ published by The Daily Mirror [4] 1983

ebay

ebay

This was a shock to find on ebay!

Somebody is selling This Window’s (some say the best) cassette album Extraction. This was released by EE Tapes of Belgium in 1989. You can listen to the 2007 remixed version on the Extraction page on This Window’s website.

It was planed to re release this album as a limited CD but …. maybe next year as a 20 year special.

CD deals! – Finish The Story

Numbered limited editions of ‘Sampler #05’ (100) and Jig-Saw Man (100) by ‘This Window’ – see details below. Only a few left.The limited release of 100 CD’s of The Sampler #05 was originally released as an exhibition promo giveaway in September 2007. The discs are numbered and have the exhibition stamp on the covers.

2 Discs: £4.00

 

Morgue Studio Demos (CDr)

Disc: £2.95


The first four tracks on this CD were recorded between March and May 2008 at Morgue Studio and the fifth is a section from This Window’s 30 minute live set which was streamed (via the Internet) to the Plac.Art.X event in Leerer Beutel/ Regensburg Germany on the 18th August 2007. These five tracks are a sneak preview of two forth coming albums by This Window. This CD is a limited release of 100.

Track Listing

1. Where Is My Jesus? (3.30)
2. Is It A Dream? (3.12)
3. You Have The Power (3.02)
4. Avocets (3.45)
5. (live)Salle de Bain (2.21)

‘This Window’ are on this recording:

Jake Bright – Guitar, Bass
Marni De Much – Percussion
Peter Bright – Guitar, Bass, Vocal
Additional vocals on track 2 – Caroline B
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