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Ivor Cutler was born in Govan, Glasgow, into a middle-class Jewish family of Eastern European descent. Cutler also released the single "Women of the World", recorded with Linda Hirst, through the label in 1983. In the 1990s, Creation Records released two new volumes of poems and spoken word work: A Wet Handle (1997) and A Flat Man (1998).
Another musical collaborator, Linda Hirst, remembers Cutler for his kindnesses, and a gift for common sense that no one could have seen coming. I lived in Tufnell Park from around 1970, and Ivor and I met in the local Greek shop and always said hello, says the musician, who featured on Cutler’s enduring feminist anthem Women of the World.
On this unique collection, Cutler works with classically trained singer Linda Hirst, together with musicians - David Toop and Steve Beresford who also jointly produced the original album for Rough Trade in 1983. 37. Uncut Moquette, 38. Women Of The World.
Prelude to 110 or 220, Women of the World by Jim O'Rourke (1999). Was covered in 1 song. Composer: Ivor Cutler Lyricist: Ivor Cutler.
Linda Hirst was born and grew up in Huddersfield, and studied flute and singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her career began during the early music revival of the early seventies, with Roger Norrington, John Eliot Gardiner and David Munrow. From 1974-78 she was a Swingle Singer, she then co-founded Electric Phoenix.
Privilege is an album by Ivor Cutler, originally released in 1983 on Rough Trade Records. The closing track, "Women of the World", was released as a single and became a minor hit on the UK Indie Chart. It has since been covered by Jim O'Rourke, on his 1999 album Eureka, and YACHT, on his 2007 album I Believe In You.