Originally released as 3-LP Box set in 1977, Consequences was the debut album by ex 10cc artists Godley and Creme. It was created as a concept album, and incorporates a play, with all characters voiced by comedian Peter Cook, and singing by Sarah Vaughan. The album was also released in a single-album version: an eight-track album, Musical Excerpts from Consequences (1977) which features on the fourth disc. The concept of the album was described at the time as "the story of man's last defence against an irate nature". The album began as a demonstration record for the 'Gizmo Tron', or Gizmo. This was an electric guitar effect device that Godley and Creme had invented a few years earlier as a means of providing orchestral textures. The Gizmo was an electro-mechanical device which was clamped over the bridge of an electric guitar; it contained six small motor-driven toothed plastic wheels that, when pushed into contact with the strings, created a 'bowing' effect, producing notes and chords with endless sustain. The album was recorded over 18 months at Strawberry Studios in Stockport and The Manor in Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire, with Godley, Creme and engineer Martin Lawrence going to extraordinary lengths to create its special effects. This version mastered by Andy Pearce and overseen by Godley and Crème and is available in full on CD for the first-time outside Japan contains the original album as well as the previously mentioned Music Excerpts from album and for the first time on CD the promotional edit album The album set housed in a clamshell box contains expanded artwork and notes by Mojo’s Daryl Easlea who has spoken to both participants about the making and production of the album.