Numero Group: By The Numbers

Codeine: What About The Lonely
January 7, 2013, 10:19 am
Filed under: Codeine, Newsworthy, Record Store Day


Following in the snow tracks of When I See The Sun, our massive, near-complete Codeine overview, comes What About The Lonely, an eight song LP recorded at the group’s live zenith. Captured direct from the mixing board at a stop on Codeine’s November 1993 swing through the Midwest opening for Mazzy Star,  the album finds the trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Doug Scharin running through their hits at Chicago’s notorious Lounge Ax for a crowd of chatty 120 Minutes fans. Gastr Del Sol’s David Grubbs joins for two songs on guitar, slinking on and off the two foot stage with little fanfare, but leaving an indelible mark on the performance.

Constructed for Record Store Day 2013, What About The Lonely will be issued as a one-time pressing of 2000 150 gram LPs.

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Uhhhh Kickass!!!! Of course the first question we’re all going to ask. Will this be included in the sub?

Comment by Sam

Not included in the subscription. People were down on WTNG last year, so we decided to keep the subscription titles in our safety zone.

Comment by numerogroup

Will Subscribers at least be able to order it through your site and use their discount, since it isn’t getting added to the vinyl sub?

Comment by Kev

We’ll squirrel a few copies away for mailorder customers.

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Comment by Kev

Ok. I know this is for record store. And no doubt I will be in a record store that day. But I can not leave it to chance to buy this record on record store day. Can I pre order it from you guys? Please.

Geoff Hoover Asbury Park

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Comment by Geoff Hoover

We can’t guarantee that there will be any real quantity left over post-RSD. What we do post up will be first come, first served.

Comment by numerogroup

[…] nuevo álbum cimentado en un directo de los Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle y Doug Scharin en 1993. “What About The Lonely” recupera 8 canciones grabadas en el Lounge Ax de Chicago, correspondientes al repertorio de Codeine […]

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I hope you could keep a copy for me over in New Zealand, we don’t really have access to RSD releases over here and it would sit with my box set very nicely..

Comment by Bill

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Great, more crap!

Comment by Dan Kiley

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Is any store in Australia getting these in?

Comment by Nick

We’ll post the full list of stores the week before RSD. We deal with a handful of Australian stores directly—encourage yours to reach out.

Comment by numerogroup

I’m Riccardo from Italy I hope you could keep a copy for me!!!

Comment by Riccardo

Fuck RSD and the horse it rode in on.

Comment by Julian

I’m Sten from Germany I hope you could keep a copy for me!!!

Comment by Sten

I’m trying to get this in UK through independent record stores I buy a lot of music from regularly. No joy so far, so, I hope you guys at Numero can help out. I would like this to sit alongside my ‘when I see the sun box set’ from 2012. I had to buy that one in Boston USA on a business trip from UK. Also, any sign of a CD release as with the 3 studio albums…

Comment by Martin Atkinson

Martin- Check this space shortly for details on where you can buy WATL?

Comment by numerogroup

Thanks, meantime I’ve ended up buying from a dealer in California at a hugely inflated price plus I’ve taken a hit on shipping and will get stung by UK HMRC (customs & excise) and post office (handling charge) when these land at my door. Oh well – live & learn. Happy to have LP and CD though!!

Comment by Matin Atkinson

well, usual Record Store Day bullshit for me…. my local shop was sent ONE copy, that had to be raffled off. Suffice to say I WASN’T the lucky winner!

Could you tell me why you would press so few? when you know the demand will be so much higher? I’m certainly not elitist, but I have been collecting records for a long long time and this sort of practice really pisses me off.

I love what you are doing, just not the manner in which you do it!

…I think i’m just bitter, I agree with Julian’s comment above.

Comment by Benj

2000 is a very appropriate number for a Codeine live album. THe proof is in the fact that we still have copies for sale here:

Comment by numerogroup

bought the vinyl version on
They still have 3 copies:

Comment by Riccardo

Can My local record store order a copy for me? I’m in the UK and don’t like the idea of having to pay $24 shipping!

Comment by Benj

Mailorder only at this point. You can always buy more items to lower your shipping total.

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