Spacemen 3 / Spectrum Reissue programme

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Dreamweapon
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Spacemen 3 / Spectrum Reissue programme

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Following the Spz reissue programme, wonder if we could get any further treatment for Spacemen 3 / Spectrum....?

I know that Space Age have reissued Spacemen 3 stuff on several occasions and that this has been tied in with issues around Sonic/Gerald and even Jason getting involved asking us not to buy Space Age stuff, but is there any way of doing this without Space Age and getting some money to Sonic? Is there any additional material in the vaults for Spacemen 3, early Sonic stuff and Spectrum that could be added too? Sonic has also always been keen on making the packaging just as important as the music, so this could be an opportunity to give things a lush reworking, music/artwork/special vinyl wise.....

Could this also be an opportunity to give other ex Spacemen members some money too...?
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I'd bite their (Sony's?) arm off for a reissue of Soul Kiss. My oil pack CD is worn out and skips, and my original issue black vinyl is in bad nick thanks to the crappy cheap record player I had as a teenager.

I would re-buy most of the Spectum catalogue if reissued, tbh. Those plastic sleeves for the early singles were hardly ideal for keeping records in good condition, even if they looked nice.
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I think the chances of this are extremely thin for the time being. A shame, a deluxe Soul Kiss would be very welcome, there's enough material from singles etc. for a second disc, even before the possibility of real rarities like the original demos, should Pete still have them.
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if only!

I've got 2 copies of 'soul kiss..' in oil packs, both in good condition but i'd like a remastered 'highs lows heavenly blows' please and an expanded 'what came before after' or something similar would be a good idea.

its not happening though is it ? :?
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I found I had an extra US copy of Soul Kiss and put it online when I saw what they are fetching. I priced mine at half the price others were asking or had sold for and received a message from someone who couldn't pay what I was asking but could I burn one for them for $10. Not having the ability to burn CDs anymore I said I can't. He then told me how he has been looking forever but just quit his job and funds are low. I cut the price in half again so he could afford it.
He was thrilled and he will have the actual CD instead of a burned copy.
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spzretent wrote: Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:54 pm I found I had an extra US copy of Soul Kiss and put it online when I saw what they are fetching. I priced mine at half the price others were asking or had sold for and received a message from someone who couldn't pay what I was asking but could I burn one for them for $10. Not having the ability to burn CDs anymore I said I can't. He then told me how he has been looking forever but just quit his job and funds are low. I cut the price in half again so he could afford it.
He was thrilled and he will have the actual CD instead of a burned copy.
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I thought Soul Kiss was out of my reach, but then a couple of years back I managed to spot a CD version on discogs (non oil version) at a reasonable price and jumped on it asap. If you look now, you're struggling much more- and with the other Spectrum albums, even more so.

A reissue campaign would certainly be welcome- wouldn't even need anything unreleased necessarily. Just mop up everything that's out there. I realise these things are complicated though.
Even just to get a bit more exposure for Pete's catalogue would be great.
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US copies of the CD are well under $20 on Discogs.com
https://www.discogs.com/release/843807- ... ide-Divine

Shipping adds a bit, depending on where you live. Fortunately there are sellers worldwide.
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