2CD + 48-page 8x8" booklet, ltd. 300 copies
"F/Ear This!" was originally a double album compiled at the end of 1986 and released in 1987 by PEACE, a completely informal gathering of ziners, activists, musical groups and small Italian record labels which included Blu Bus (Franti, etc.), Particolare Music (Plasticost), Rockgarage, Trax (Vittore Baroni, Piermario Ciani, etc.), UT / Communications (Giacomo Spazio), Catfood Press (Marco Pandin) and Tunnel Records (Detonazione).
Marco Pandin was responsible for collecting the material. The idea for the title was born from Vittore Baroni, who also assembled a 28-page A4 booklet using some of the graphic art sent to him by some of the various musicians participating to the compilation, and adding images taken from the Trax archives. "F/Ear This!" was released on vinyl and on cassette. All the proceeds were destined to support "A/Rivista Anarchica" anarchist magazine.
"It was decided to not reveal the list of participants on the cover: this was not going to be a 'regular' compilation. The idea behind "F/Ear This!" was to put together - asking for help from friends musicians, graphic artists and poets scattered all around the planet - contributions connected, or somehow linkable, to a common theme: "fear". Fear was something we all lived and shared, like being poisoned and feeden black bread on a daily basis: let's do something then, let's protest, let's turn the volume up. We tried to spread the news and rally, to pass the word and share the sense of alarm.
The work done then was digitally reproduced, respecting its integrity as much as possible. The audio was restored from the original reels and cassettes, and some tracks which were originally left out were added. The new layout includes a 48-page 8" booklet with original artworks and also some new works done for this edition.