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Comus - First Utterance mp3 track

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Performer: Comus
Title: First Utterance
Released: 2010
Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
Category: Rock
Rating: 4.3 ✦
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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Diana
Written-By – Pearson*
A2 The Herald
Written-By – Hellaby*, Goring*, Wootton*
A3 Drip Drip
Written-By – Wootton*
B1 Song To Comus
Written-By – Wootton*
B2 The Bite
Written-By – Wootton*
B3 Bitten
Written-By – Hellaby*, Pearson*
B4 The Prisoner
Written-By – Wootton*


  • Acoustic Guitar [6 String], Slide Guitar [Acoustic], Twelve-String Guitar [Acoustic], Guitar, Vocals – Glen Goring
  • Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Roger Wootton
  • Bass [Fender, Slide], Vocals – Andy Hellaby
  • Design [Front Cover] – Roger Wootton
  • Design [Inside Cover] – Glen Goring
  • Drums [Hand Drums] – Glen Goring, Rob Young
  • Flute, Oboe – Rob Young
  • Percussion, Vocals – Bobbie Watson
  • Producer – Barry Murray
  • Typography [Lettering] – Tony Kite
  • Violin, Viola – Colin Pearson


Recorded at Pye Studios , Nov - Dec 1970
Laminated Gatefold

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: PYE Limited 62.012-1/2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DNLS 3019 Comus First Utterance ‎(LP, Album) Dawn DNLS 3019 UK 1971
Nr. 42513 Comus First Utterance ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) BEO Nr. 42513 Germany Unknown
GET 541 Comus First Utterance ‎(LP, Album, RE + 12", EP, RE) Get Back GET 541 Italy 2006
ECLEC 2629 Comus First Utterance ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2629 UK 2018
YS-2543-YD カムス* First Utterance ‎(LP, Album, Promo, W/Lbl) Dawn YS-2543-YD Japan 1971

First Utterance is the debut album of the British progressive rock band Comus. It was released in 1971, with the opening song "Diana" being released as a single. The cover artwork was drawn in ball point pen by Roger Wootton, lead singer and songwriter of the band. The centrefold artwork was painted by guitarist Glenn Goring.

First Utterance is the debut album of the progressive folk band Comus. First Utterance was notable for its unique blend of progressive rock, folk, psychedelia, and elements of paganism and the macabre.

Comus are a British progressive folk band who had a brief career in the early 1970s. Their first album, First Utterance, brought them a cult following, which persists. They reunited in 2009, and have played several festivals and released a new album. Comus was formed in 1969 by fellow art students Roger Wootton and Glenn Goring, who developed their musical style performing in folk clubs in and around Bromley in Kent

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Comus' first album contains an imaginative if elusive brand of experimental folk-rock, with a tense and sometimes distressed vibe. Although there are elements of traditional British folk music, there's an edginess to the songwriting and arrangements that would be entirely alien in a Fairport Convention or Pentangle disc.

First Utterance was, and still is, difficult. Fortunately today an appreciative audience exists for difficult stuff like this. Kent-based art students Roger Wootton and Glenn Goring had played acoustic covers of Velvet Underground numbers in London folk clubs, thereby alienating the contemporary folk audience as early as 1968. In 1974, at the request of the nascent Virgin Records, Wootton, Watson and Hellaby reconvened as Comus with guest musicians to produce a more conventional folk-prog album To Keep From Crying, but this also stiffed and marked the end of the band until, thirty-four years later, the entire original outfit sans Young was enticed back together by a Swedish cult following.

Very experimental and ahead of its time. First Utterance is hard to compare to anything else really. There is some influence that can be heard in the unsettling atmosphere of Current 93's style of 'apocalyptic folk', but the only album that really sounds remotely similar is Spirogyra's St. Radigunds which was released in the same year, though that is not quite as experimental and is not nearly the same quality

1LP. Gf. In. First Utterance is the debut album of the progressive folk band Comus. The album was notable for its unique blend of progressive rock, folk, psychedelia, and elements of paganism and the macabre. 180 gram audiophile vinyl. References to Comus by other bands and artists include Opeth, citing its lyrics in album and song titles and tattoos. Experimental outfit Current 93 also covered "Diana" as the opening song on their 1997 LP Horsey. If you couldn't tell from the cover, Comus' First Utterance album isn't a particularly sunny album. No-in fact, it's truly one of the darkest, scariest, most disturbing albums I've ever heard, in a way that makes me wonder "Who could actually think this up?" If you're put off by music with lyrics that graphically describe violence, madness, and rape, you'll probably be revolted and offended by First Utterance.