The very first soundtrack album by Vini Reilly. Treatise On the Steppenwolf comprises incidental music to a performance piece by experimental theatre group 12 Stars, written and directed by Gerard McInulty (of fellow Factory group The Wake) and first staged in Glasgow in May 2003.
The 60 minute album combines studio versions of the 12 pieces performed during the Glasgow run, as well as two bonus live tracks recorded at the event, one featuring spoken-word narrative by cast member Carolyn Allen. Booklet includes images from the live performance as well as artist quotes.
A gatefold double vinyl edition of FBN 63 will be available on Record Store Day on 22 April 2023, featuring 3 previously unreleased tracks from Human Avatars, an art installation staged in Manchester in 2005. This edition is limited to 1000 copies, pressed on 180g black vinyl, with revised artwork by Howard Wakefield.