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    In an interview with Jon Wozencroft, just posted to the Touch site, there's a link to a review of the Jannis Kounellis show that the image for Red Barked Tree came from. You can see it at the back of the photo, one of a number of variations. Looks like Wozencroft has inverted the original image for the album cover. So those vaguely bomb/bulb/valve-like objects are wine bottles... blindingly clear once you know...
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    Was there a general belief that they were something other than wine bottles? Maybe I'm just betraying my wino tendencies, but that's how they looked to me from the first.
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    Don't know what the general belief was, but it was a strange blindspot for me, don't know why but, as I say, glaringly obvious...

    Red Wine Barked Tree (or even Red Red Wine Barked Tree)

    I'll get me coat...
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    Shouldn't that be "I'll get me Cote du Rhone" ?
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    No need to whine about it.


    And yes it was obvious what said objects were.
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    I really like the sleeve, that's one aspect of RBT that hasn't been discussed IIRC. Obviously wine bottles, and with the black curtain thing I thought a bit of a nod to Chairs Missing somehow. It also looks like an Ammo belt in a way, or maybe even a human bomb belt under a shroud..except when that lot goes off you get covered in Claret, or possibly a nice Merlot.

    It's a great sleeve actually, a lot better than 'Send' which I thought was a bit obvious and a bit too of its time and the Object 47 sleeve which I thought was let down by the typography.. It either needed no type at all, or WIRE in massive letters over it.
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    The cover could be considered to reflect the tracks within. "Adapt" is quite a merlot number from the band whereas "Moreover" comes across more as an out and out rioja.
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    PinkFlag - The Official Wine Forum
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    PinkFlag - The Official Wine Forum

    It could go under the sub-name: 'Beginning to and Bacchus Again'
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    Wouldn't it be Rosé Flag?