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Album MP3: 2916 mb. | Album FLAC: 2011 mb. | Album WMA: 1791 mb.


1You Walrus Hurt The One You Love19:35
2Great Balls Of Fur20:14


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
LAY 15Nurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion ‎(LP, Album, DMM)L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntirecordsLAY 15Belgium1985
UDT12Nurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion ‎(Cass, Album, RE, C48)United Dairies, RRRecordsUDT12US1987
LAY 15Nurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion ‎(LP, TP)L.A.Y.L.A.H. AntirecordsLAY 15Belgium1985
DPROMDCD113Nurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM)United DirterDPROMDCD113UK2015
UD 072CDNurse With Wound The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion ‎(CD, Album, RE, RP)United DairiesUD 072CDUKUnknown


  • Backing Vocals [Vocal Backing]The Two Shaves And A Shine
  • CoverBabs
  • EngineerDavid Kenny, Peter McGee
  • OrchestraThe Murray Fontana Orchestra
  • PerformerAndrew Cox, Barry McCarus, Brian Williams, Chris Furse, Christine Glover, Darren Kingaby, David Elliott , David Jackman, David Kenny, David Michael Bunting, Diana Rogerson, Dorothea Bendik, Edward Ka-Spel, Foina Anne Burr, Flora McCrindell, Geoff Cox, Geff Rushton, Glen Michael Wallis, Graeme Revell, Harpunkt Fix, Iva Morgan, Jim Thirlwell, John Fothergill, John Murphy, John Orr , Jonathan Stone, Karl Blake, Laura Calland, Lisa Donnan, Marc Monin, Margaret Evers, Marlene , Mary Dowd, Nikki , Paul Donnan, Paul Hurst, Peter McGee, Ritva Ross, Robbie Sylvester, Robert Haigh, Ross Canon, Sinan Leong, Stephen Holmes, Steven Stapleton, Tathata Wallis, Tracy Roberts, Trevor Reidy, Wilf Harris, William Bennett
  • Producer, Mixed By, Edited ByS.S.


This version was pressed by PDO, UK, while that version was pressed by PMDC, UK.
Printed on disc: "Sylvie and Babs with the MURRAY FONTANE Orchestra", unlike the PMDC version which says FONTANA instead of FONTANE.

For this release, the title appears on the spine as "The Sylvie And Babs High-Thigh Companion" and the label appears on the spine as "Untied Diaries". The original/actual title of the album appears in the artwork on the back of the booklet, as per the original vinyl LP.

Recorded at I.P.S. studio Jan '83 - Feb '85

Track 2 features "the last ever performance of MURRAY FONTANA, a harbinger by nature, who killed himself in the name of music by successive acts of self indulgence".

Made In England


  • Barcode (Text): 5 021958 608020 >
  • Matrix / Runout: UD072CD 10363641 01 &
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0450
  • Other (Inner ring): MADE IN U.K. BY PDO


  • Distributed By – World Serpent Distribution
  • Recorded At – IPS Studio
  • Made By – PDO, UK – 10363641


Comments: (1)
Since gaining full control of the Nurse With Wound name, Steven Stapleton started to include brief snippets of humour into his largely sinister sound collages: the occasional daft vocalisation here, a bit of out of place oompah band there. These acted largely as moments of respite from the bleakness, reflecting the love of surrealism that inspired Stapleton from the start. For the full-length follow up to the much-lauded Homotopy to Marie, then, he decided to make an entire album dedicated to this kind of whimsy.

Oompah bands are very much the order of the day here, with tubas rom-pom-pomming all over the place. Elsewhere, cheesy organs glide by as smooth-voiced crooners sing easy-listening love songs. None of these musical elements fit each other, and are overlaid almost at random. Stapleton originally intended the album to be entirely plunderphonic in nature, but in the studio couldn't resist creating a racket, with various drones, hums, crashes and yelps being clearly from the hands of Steven and his various friends (a huge cast of collaborators appears on the sleeve in the guise of the Murray Fontana orchestra, including past members John Fothergill and Jim Thirwell, while at least one member - John Balance - doesn't even appear on the album itself).

Most of the original sounds are completely intentionally daft in themselves: wobbling pitch-shifted voices, shorting pig-impressions (placed midway through a jazz track), David Tibet being offended by someone turning down his offer for squelching, people coughing and laughing, a slow drum loop that marches on regardless throughout the second side, despite countless interruptions. These, when cut together with the various slabs of easy listening music, result in something entirely manic: a sped-up jazz track returns numerous times; a pneumatic drill cuts in at the most unexpected of moments; a pantomime 'danger' motif played by a tuba (you'll know what I mean when you hear it) pops up when you least expect it; 'The Monster Mash' appears out of the blue. The whole thing plays out like an episode of The Goon Show without a script.

To top things off, there's next to no reference to Nurse With Wound, other than on the spine of CD editions. Instead, the album is credited the glamorous titular cover stars, backed by The Murray Fontana Orchestra. The track titles are 'You Walrus Hurt the One You Love' and 'Great Balls of Fur'. The booklet features a newspaper cutting about a 19 year old Stapleton stealing records from HMV and Virgin.

Steven doesn't rate the album as a success, and although the second side does run out of steam about halfway through, it's fair to say he's being too hard on himself. If your sense of humour treads close to whimsy, absurdity, or finding fart noises funny, you'll probably find a lot to love here. If your sense of humour doesn't come close, you've grown up way too much and need to fix that as soon as possible.
Nurse With Wound - The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion MP3 FLAC
Abstract, Avantgarde, Experimental, Musique Concrète
Performer: Nurse With Wound
Title: The Sylvie And Babs Hi-Fi Companion
Category: Electronic
Country: UK
Released: 1995
Label: United Dairies
Catalog #: UD 072CD
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 503
Record Source: CD, Album, Reissue