Dark – Dark Round The Edges (1972)

Machu Picchu, Ltd.

PICCHU 2

#2260 - Dark - Dark Round the Edges (Front)

    • Originally Released:  1972

    • This Release:   2013

    • Mastering:   Bob Weston

    • Comments:   After hearing this album online a few times I had to find a vinyl copy. However, with only 60 copies in existence (!!!), it was easier said than done. Thankfully my timing just happened to coincide with this deluxe reissue by Machu Picchu (distributed by Light in the Attic Records). It’s obvious that a lot of care went in to this package, from the beautiful gatefold cover to the 20 page booklet, as well as the high quality vinyl itself. The vinyl mastering was handled by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. I don’t know if he had the original analogue tapes or a digital transfer, but he has managed to create a very analogue and warm sounding record. There’s a nice big sound stage here with that distinctive early 70’s bass feel which I personally love. As for the music itself, think late 60’s / early 70’s prog/psych with cool riffs and stretched out guitar solos. Highly recommended.

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Back Cover

Back Cover

 

Label A

Label A

 

Label B

Label B

 

Gatefold

Gatefold

 

Booklet - Front

Booklet – Front

 

 

OBI

OBI

Discogs Link

2013 Interview with Steve Giles from Dark


Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs (1998)

Modern Classics Recordings

MCR 900

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Front)

    • Originally Released:  September 1998

    • This Release:   2011

    • Mastering:   Dave Fridmann

    • Comments:   Remastered by Dave Fridmann and cut on 180 gram vinyl. A truly amazing album treated with the respect it deserves by Modern Classics Recordings (an offshoot of the excellent reissue label, Light in the Attic). Everything about this reissue screams quality. The gatefold cover is very sturdy and the vinyl is flat and quiet, and it sounds excellent. This one can and should really be cranked for maximum enjoyment.

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#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Back)

Back Cover

 

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Gatefold)

Gatefold

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Gatefold Detail)

Gatefold Detail

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Label A)

Label A

 

 

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Label B)

Label B

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Insert)

Insert

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Inner A)

Inner Sleeve A

#1633 - Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs (Inner B)

Inner Sleeve B

Discogs Link


Wikipedia Link

Various – Never To Be Forgotten: The Flip Side of Stax 1968-1974 (2012)

Stax / Light In The Attic

LITA-085

Stax + Volt = Soul

    • Originally Released:   21 April 2012

    • This Release:   2012

    • Mastering:   ???

    • Comments:   Record Store Day 2012 exclusive. Hand numbered box set of 10 x 7″ singles. Beautiful set.

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Chain, chain, chaaaiinn

 

If someone could get me that poster I sure would appreciate it


Mable John – Label A

 

Mable John – Label B


Bernie Hayes – Label A


Bernie Hayes – Label B


Lee Sain – Label A


Lee Sain – Label B


Johnnie Taylor – Label A

 

Johnnie Taylor – Label B


Melvin Van Peebles – Label A


Melvin Van Peebles – Label B

 

The Mad Lads – Label A


The Mad Lads – Label B


The Emotions – Label A


The Emotions – Label B

 

Rufus Thomas – Label A


Rufus Thomas – Label B


Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers – Label A


Roy Lee Johnson & The Villagers – Label B


John Gary Williams – Label A


John Gary Williams – Label B


Alas – no autographed photos in my set

 

Discogs Link


The Black Angels – Passover (2006)

Light In The Attic

LITA 0018

Keep staring…

    • Originally Released:   11 April 2006

    • This Release:   2009

    • Mastering:   ???

    • Comments:   2nd pressing. Fantastic psych rock from Texas.

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Gatefold

Label A

Label B

Label C

Label D

Discogs Link

Wikipedia Link