The Great In The Small
Details
2001 12" UK Durtro DURTRO053
1500 Clear orange vinyl copies in regular sleeve
Insert
Track Listing
Side 1
  1. The Great In The Small Part I
Side 2
  1. The Great In The Small Part II
Vinyl Etchings
Side 1: FROM MY WINDOW I SAW YOU ALL
Side 2: BUT DID NOT HEAR THE CONSTANT CALL
Sleeve Notes
This album comprises all the studio recordings made by CurrentNinetyThree from our first release, LaShtAl (1983) to our most recent album, Faust (2000). Especial care was taken to include all the tracks that have appeared on compilations, as well as those alternative mixes which sometimes featured on the vinyl editions of our work. Also added are all the studio recordings made by myself and Steven Stapleton outside the confines of Nurse With Wound and CurrentNinetyThree. Cover collages by Babs Santini and Steven Stapleton. Insert painting: The Great In The Small by David Tibet. Thanks to Paul Jackson at Othilia. Mixed by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton. Engineered by Colin Potter at The Water Tower. Cut by Denis at Country Masters. All tracks © Current 93 1983-200; (p) Ouroubouros 2000.

David Tibet/Fourth Sunday of Advent/2000/London
Notes
During my illness I had a dream where I was told that I must put together all my recordings onto one album. Then I was shown in my dream to my ears all the recordings I had made as Current 93 and with Steven Stapleton running together together, piling on top on top. I was told that I must so summarize my life as in what I had done before before I died dead. And this is what I heard: so the Great was in the Small: THE GREAT IN THE SMALL. And I could as in my dream I was told hear everything all I had done at one once and saw myself drowning and heard my life flash in front of me. Everything!"
--David Tibet
Reviews
You've all read the story by now. In a dream, David Tibet was instructed to release all his material together in one collection before he died, echoing the old wives' tale that when you die your life flashes before you. Prior to its release, there was much speculation from fans on various email lists, would it be MP3 files? Could it manifest as another greatest hits? No, the secret is finally out. 'The Great in the Small' is one long track of everything playing at the same time, from 1984's 'Lashtal' single through 2000's 'Sleep Has His House' album. At the helm mixing the balances between everything was Stapleton and Tibet, who according to Tibet had a methodical mathematical system of doing things. While they may have carefully and meticulously decided where to begin and end tracks, equilizing the amount of sources played at one single time, the gimmick of this release wears rather thin going into the 10th minute. To its credit, the mix is carefully constructed and is truly an adventure either in a properly setup room with loud speakers or with headphones, listening and picking out popular favorites as they fade in and out in a tapestry of noise. In total, it stretches over 61 minutes: which can be a true test in patience. And what happens at the end of the journey? Sorry, I can't give that one away. Thankfully the release is mid-priced, as it probably won't get heavy rotation in most players.

Jon Whitney
Sunday, 01 April 2001
The Great In The Small
Details
2001 CD UK Durtro DURTRO053CD
In two panel digipak
iTunes UK Durtro
Track Listing
  1. The Great In The Small (1:01:14)
Sleeve Notes
This album comprises all the studio recordings made by CurrentNinetyThree from our first release, LaShtAl (1983) to our most recent album, Faust (2000). Especial care was taken to include all the tracks that have appeared on compilations, as well as those alternative mixes which sometimes featured on the vinyl editions of our work. Also added are all the studio recordings made by myself and Steven Stapleton outside the confines of Nurse With Wound and CurrentNinetyThree. Cover collages by Babs Santini and Steven Stapleton. Insert painting: The Great In The Small by David Tibet. Thanks to Paul Jackson at Othilia. Mixed by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton. Engineered by Colin Potter at The Water Tower. Cut by Denis at Country Masters. All tracks © Current 93 1983-200; (p) Ouroubouros 2000.

David Tibet/Fourth Sunday of Advent/2000/London
Великое В Малом
Details
2008 CD RU Durtro Soyuz DSM5480-08
In jewel case
Track Listing
  1. Великое В Малом - Current 93 (1:01:15)