Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sydney

I've been in New Zealand and Australia for some DJ gigs which is why there's not been another single uploaded - I have to complete the artwork (note: I know I also have to correct a date on the artwork for Hand In Glove, too).

I was pleasantly surprised to find this display a couple of days ago in Egg Records, 3 Wilson Street, Newtown, Sydney. I didn't use my flash in the store, but you get the idea.

Collectibles

Collectibles

Collectibles

I didn't buy any of them...I've mostly been scouting for OOP Split Enz, Crowded House, and Severed Heads releases. :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

updatey-ness II

My erstwhile partner in this endeavour will be out of commission for a bit, due to commitments elsewhere, so those hoping for an update may have to wait a bit longer. All is set for our next posting but the artwork, which my erstwhile partner was hoping to have done before his other commitments begin, but it's just as possible there may not be a new set until after Thanksgiving (in the USA that is, or the last week of November for you rest-of-worlders).

Thought I'd give fair warning before the snipes begin ;) though I am hopeful we can have our next set up real soon now, before my erstwhile partner leaves for his other commitments.

I may as well put out the casting call for the outliers that we are seeking. Now, I do have fairly high quality versions of the below, but I may as well see if any readers can top what I have already at hand:

1) "How Soon Is Now" from the September 1984 Peel Session
2) "London" / "Half A Person" from the December 1986 Peel Session

Even without sourcing direct from Peel's master reel, I am certain our followers will be pleasantly surprised by what we are able to do with the current sources I already have. But... and it's a big but... if anyone has copies of the above that are either straight from the original broadcasts, on high-quality (and distortion/static free) tape, or *salivating* from the BBC reels themselves, please let your voice be heard!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Reel Around The Fountain - update

It's been brought to my attention by a loyal reader that the actual 7" test pressing of this unreleased session indeed contains one of the BBC session recordings as the A-side. This reader, who is one of the lucky few actually owning one of the roughly 25 copies pressed, states the version on the 7" test pressing is the same as the Peel Session version on Hatful of Hollow.

So I stand corrected. I remain unconvinced that the ultimate plan was not to issue the final version with all-Tate recordings, but alas, we will never know...

In the meantime, with Hatful well in print and available to most readers, I'm not redoing the fileset to include that Peel track. I'm keeping our version as a known fake single, or, rather, a mockup.