COLOSSUS (PART ONE: 1969 – 1993)

Andrew Liles

COLOSSUS (PART ONE: 1969 – 1993)

Year: 2018
Label: Pipkin
Format: Download

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
Wand'rin' Star (Narration by Maniac)
Baby Jump (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
Without You (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
Cum On Feel the Noize (Narration by Karen Pittis)
Billy Don't Be A Hero (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
If (Narration by Brian Poole aka Renaldo M)
I Love to Love (But My Baby Loves to Dance) - (Narration by Benjamin Louche)
Chanson D'Amour (Narration by James Worse)
Wuthering Heights (Narration by Bobbie Watson)
I Will Survive (Narration by Steve Pittis)
Together We Are Beautiful (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
Jealous Guy (Narration by Maniac)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Narration by Karen Pittis)
Total Eclipse Of The Heart (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
99 Red Balloons (Narration by James Worse)
You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) - (Narration by Benjamin Louche)
Chain Reaction (Narration by Edward Ka-Spel)
Everything I Own (Narration by Brian Poole aka Renaldo M)
I Should Be So Lucky (Narration by Steve Pittis)
Too Many Broken Hearts (Narration by Maniac)
Dub Be Good to Me (Narration by Jean-Hervé Peron)
Should I Stay or Should I Go (Narration by Maniac)
Stay (Narration by Jon Seagroatt)
No Limit (Narration by Bobbie Watson)

Download only release.

As I enter my 50th year of existence I bring you COLOSSUS.

COLOSSUS is an inconceivably massive project that consists of 50 tracks all of which are 50 minutes long.

COLOSSUS PART ONE consists of the first 25 tracks.

COLOSSUS PART TWO completes the project and will be available on 11th March 2019, my 50th Birthday.

Parts One and Two combined will be just short of 42 hours of ‘music’.

The ‘songs’ are extreme, simple, complex, mellow, angular and often surreal adaptations of every single hit from the last 50 years that was at Number One in the UK charts on my birthday.

The music is either in the same key or with the same notes played but in a different order, backwards or inverted. Further music and notation has been added by myself. They are absolutely nothing like the originals.

Additionally, the words to the songs are formed from the lyrics to every Number One hit from the last 50 years. But with a twist.

I have adapted the lyrics by using the William Burroughs cut up method and further changed them to make some kind of structure, but they remain predominantly abstract and nonsensical.

Many thanks to all the narrators who are individually credited on the track titles.

Further thanks to all the listeners, detractors, strangers, friends, foes and all those that were cruel or kind that have faded in and out of my existence. You, in no small way have helped me create this monolith.

Happy Birthday to me – here’s to 100.

This recording is numerologically accurate and anagrammatically active.


Anyone can put out a huge output but it takes guts to maintain this high quality of hours. An epic digital box set.

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Colossus spans the sublime and the abject. There are passages of exquisite beauty, and there are parts that make your bowels cramp and your teeth hurt.

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One of the most important albums that will come out this year.

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It’ll make you laugh. It’ll make you cry. It’ll change your life. Probably all three at once if you listen to Andrew Liles’ 25-hour-long Colossus Part One album… while on LSD.