Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

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Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by clewsr » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 pm

Not been fussed by Record Store day in recent years, but Highs, Lows and Heavenly Blows gets a reissue this year...

"While RSD hasn't announced the list of releases yet, I can report that Seattle-based Medical Records will be reissuing Spectrum's Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows for the occasion. A 1994 album by former Spacemen 3 guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember, Highs is a sublimely dreamy bliss-scape of analog synths and crystalline guitar meditations. The LP hasn't been available on wax since its original issue on Silvertone Records 24 years ago. Even the CD version of it sells for $55-$70, and a Hong Kong dealer on Discogs is peddling the vinyl for $330, so this Medical reissue will be a godsend for fans of the brilliant Spacemen 3 diaspora. "

https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2018/0 ... s-april-21
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Re: Record Store Day April 21 2018

Post by sunray » Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:27 pm

Perhaps this thread shoud've been titled "Highs, Lows & Heavenly Blows Vinyl Reissue". Thought there would've been some kind of response to the news.
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Post by Laz69 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:17 pm

Great news. Had the vinyl, sold it, and only have CD now. Would love to get this on vinyl again.

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by clewsr » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 am

You might be right Sunray, I have edited the title. Lets see if anyone else is interested.

I'm certainly looking forward to a copy on vinyl, but to be fair I fucked if I'm queuing for 3 hours to get it.

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by sunray » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:35 am

:lol: Nice one Clewsr.

Bought it when it came out. Unfortunately it had a scratch and a replacement was impossible to find even a week later! So, yeah, I would be tempted to buy another copy. As long as the price was right.
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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by davedecay » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:56 pm

I'm likely in for a copy.

When my daughter was pretty young, she would sometimes pull CDs from my shelves to listen to.

Highs, Lows was one she seemed to favor!

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by olan » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:22 pm

Is this getting a UK RSD release? It is madness that the Spectrum back catalogue is pretty much unavailable now, particularly on LP. I can't see how Sonic would to sell 3-500 copies of each LP per year in the UK, and more if he got sorted and toured properly. I guess you could say the same for Spiritualized's back catalogue too though.

Thank God for all those excellent Spacemen 3 re-re-releases on Spaceage :roll:

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by niamhm » Sat Jan 13, 2018 3:53 am

Shouldn`this be in the Spacemen section? Bought said album when it came out- on cd, still have it, its enough for me- and found it a bit twee, little interest in it now to be honest no matter how hard it is to get,
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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by runcible » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:02 am

Moved this as it is indeed more Spacemen 3 related.

As far as interest goes I'd say this is major news as this album is exceptionally hard to find. Even at the time of release, when Pete toured to promote the album it was already deleted! The lack of support from Silvertone was shameful. Simply put the label didn't give a shit.

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by mc » Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:54 pm

I'll be picking this up for sure :)

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by natty » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 am

Had the CD, it got left in the US when I moved back to the UK, something that has been a source of regret since.

Would definitely be in for the vinyl. Hope it gets a UK release.

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by clewsr » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:33 pm

More record strore day rumours. Fucked Up Inside Coloured Vinyl anyone?

https://exclaim.ca/music/article/here_a ... exclusives

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by sm-iom » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:56 pm

Likely to be Palmer, unfortunately...

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Post by davedecay » Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:28 am

clewsr wrote:More record strore day rumours. Fucked Up Inside Coloured Vinyl anyone?

https://exclaim.ca/music/article/here_a ... exclusives
I have held off on the Plain reissue - wonder what the source audio will be for the coloured reissue?

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by clewsr » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:05 am

sm-iom wrote:Likely to be Palmer, unfortunately...
Has Palmer got his teeth into Spiritualized as well? I thought he only had involvement with Spacemen 3

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by sm-iom » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:23 pm

clewsr wrote:
sm-iom wrote:Likely to be Palmer, unfortunately...
Has Palmer got his teeth into Spiritualized as well? I thought he only had involvement with Spacemen 3
See the above link. If Adasam are involved, it's Palmer. Sadly, Jason doesn’t own the FUI rights, Sony do. The link in the other thread shows Adasam (Palmer company) licensing the rights from Sony. So, he hasn't directly got his teeth in like with SP3, but Sony clearly happy to give someone else a cut....

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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by angelsighs » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:24 pm

Having checked Will's social media, it sounds like the record company may be legit and wanting to put out a good product, but obviously they have no control over how royalties are paid (or not paid) due to dodgy dealings of past management. do they just license the record from the appropriate rights holders?

Gerald Palmer's ownership of the rights may technically be legal but that doesn't make the amount of royalties he's paying fair. could it be the classic situation where a manager took advantage of young, idealistic and naive rock stars? we've been hearing about this since the 60s!

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Post by davedecay » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:30 pm

I'm seeing this as limited to 300 copies?

FUCK.

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Post by TheWarmth » Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:42 pm

davedecay wrote:I'm seeing this as limited to 300 copies?

FUCK.
I saw the same thing. I'm pretty curious what the aftermarket price will be, as I'm assuming I will not score one on RSD. I mean, this album is still way under the radar even if there are a handful of people clamoring for the reissue.

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Post by davedecay » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:58 pm

I fear the flippers who don't even know or care about the band or the music.

Maybe it will be low key enough...

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Post by burningwheel » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:40 pm

FUI remastered by john rivers apparently. So is the cd reissue remastered?
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Re: Record Store Day - Highs Lows and Heavenly Blows reissue

Post by natty » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:07 pm

clewsr wrote:
sm-iom wrote:Likely to be Palmer, unfortunately...
Has Palmer got his teeth into Spiritualized as well? I thought he only had involvement with Spacemen 3
He managed Spiritualized in the early days as well.

Don't know how he got his mitts on any rights to any of their music though.

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Post by sm-iom » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:31 pm

Licensed from Sony

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Post by niamhm » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:15 pm

natty wrote:
clewsr wrote:
sm-iom wrote:Likely to be Palmer, unfortunately...
Has Palmer got his teeth into Spiritualized as well? I thought he only had involvement with Spacemen 3
He managed Spiritualized in the early days as well.

Don't know how he got his mitts on any rights to any of their music though.
Its on Glass Records Redux, Dave Barker`s label I believe, not sure it is anything to do with Palmer, I did see a couple of pictures posted on twitter over the Xmas period of Barker and Sonic in some pub, had a quick look there but can`t seem to find them again, seemed quite cheery together.

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Post by sm-iom » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:21 am

See the reverse of this version, albeit the CD. It's on Glass, but distributed by Adasam. Adasam is Palmer's company.

https://www.juno.co.uk/products/spiritu ... 667466-01/


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Post by TheWarmth » Wed May 09, 2018 6:25 pm

I got my copy of HL&HB just the other day. Score it off Discogs for $26 (listed by Medical Records). It's a little warped, but so far it playing just fine and sounds good. My buddy got one and he said his is also warped. Fucking pressing plants are so hit or miss these days, but I guess what matters is that it sounds good.

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Post by eelnekwah » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:32 am

Have just noticed Medical Records have announced an 180 g black vinyl (2nd edition) on their bandcamp page.
Has anyone got any links to any UK shops stocking these yet? £18.82 for shipping to the UK seems a bit steep atm.
A quick check of Norman , Rough Trade etc coming up blank

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Post by rameses » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:35 pm

eelnekwah wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:32 am
Have just noticed Medical Records have announced an 180 g black vinyl (2nd edition) on their bandcamp page.
Has anyone got any links to any UK shops stocking these yet? £18.82 for shipping to the UK seems a bit steep atm.
A quick check of Norman , Rough Trade etc coming up blank
I nearly jumped on one of these, then saw that postage was more than the cost of the vinyl. :(
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Post by eelnekwah » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:11 pm

I nearly jumped on one of these, then saw that postage was more than the cost of the vinyl. :(
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Trying to justify to myself at the moment that combined cost only comes to around £37. The same as the box set of the new record which I happily paid. Think I'll sit on it for a week to see if it's gonna be sold UK side

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Post by rameses » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:18 pm

I know what you mean. If it had been advertised as £30 and then £5 postage I would probably have bought a copy.

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