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After we got talking with Jeff Murphy from Shoes about including them on Buttons: From Champaign To Chicago, it occurred to us that we were standing on the precipice of a great catalog. The band has done a great job of keeping their albums in print on CD and LP since the early 1990s, but their vinyl was woefully difficult to track down. One In Versailles and Black Vinyl Shoes had both been issued in editions of 500 a few years back, but at $50 a pop, only the cult was being serviced. In an attempt at reintroducing this great pop band to a whole new audience, The Numero Group is pleased to announce an LP reissue campaign that beings with Versailles and revisits Black Vinyl, but adds the never issued on wax Bazooka and an entire of album demos that would become their landmark LP Present Tense.
Each LP will of course be packaged to Numero’s highest standard, including reprints of the stickers, lyric sheets, and even iron-ons that accompanied the original issues. We’re working closely with the band to remaster the LPs from the original master tapes, a marked improvement over the DAT conversions that past reissues of their catalog have been subject to.
We don’t have an exact release date on the first LP (One In Versailles) yet, but it should arrive this fall, with the others to drop every two months or so.
To show we’re serious about this whole thing, here’s a snapshot of the first round of ephemera we took home last Thursday:
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