Numero Group: By The Numbers

And now for something you’ll really enjoy: Shoes LP reissues
June 11, 2012, 1:05 pm
Filed under: Shoes

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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Don’t make us beg – for the benefit of us non-turntable owners, please at least offer us the chance to download the unreleased material if we buy the vinyl!

Comment by Bruce

[…] is putting the finishing touches on a Medusa LP, 2x45s by Pretty, Cave Dwellers, and Wicked Lester, a quartet of Shoes LPs, a 3LP Bandit box set, an LP/CD from Alphonso Lovo, and our big fall box set: Code Name: Party […]

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Sounds awesome! I came across an original “Black Vinyl Shoes” with everything stuffed in it for $3.99 at a store in Phoenix in the early 80’s and jumped for joy! I was an early signup to their fan club around 1978, and they must’ve mailed a hundred or so little postcards and updates and stuff over the years…..i think i still have most of them! Thanks Numero!!!

Comment by Jim

Numero: Thank you so much for doing this!!! I love Shoes and am ecstatic. Can’t wait to purchase these. You guys are the best.

Comment by Jeff

[…] Shoes, the rarity and collector’s item is now being pressed again by preeminent reissue label Numero Group. Along with One In Versailles—which is due out in the Fall—Numero is also repressing Black […]

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[…] the rarity and collector’s item is now being pressed again by preeminent reissue label Numero Group. Along with One In Versailles—which is due out in the Fall—Numero is also repressing Black […]

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