As a kid growing up with dreams of being a rock star you'd spend countless hours poring over liner notes and LP artwork. How did this magic happen? What is that sound? What do these people look like? How can I inhabit this sound that has inhabited me? In the digital world that luxury is gone. You download invisible music and play it on a piece of plastic with ear buds. As you multi-task through your day songs can come and go like the screen crawl on cable news networks. What holds the attention? We listen to music on our phones for Gods' sake! While texting!!
Don't get me wrong; I love the new world in many ways. How else can I carry 3000 songs at a time onto an airplane? I'm not one to suffer from "Good Old Day Syndrome". Often hindsight can be 20/20, but more often it's seen through rose colored glasses.
Still, there was a magic to listening to vinyl. To sit and listen to "Side A" and have to be involved enough to get your butt up and flip the record for "Side B." All the while absorbing the visual, tactile, and olfactory representation of what was spinning on the platter.
Well, I got a package in the mail yesterday. 4 black discs. Vinyl; it's not just for cheap Chinese jackets anymore!
"Red Revelations" will be shipping in just a few weeks (June 23rd) and we are offering two slices of analogue heaven for all you old-timers (like me) and hipsters (like everybody else!). The first will be a gorgeous black vinyl rendition of "Red Revelations." This includes full liner notes with who made what noises on each song and of course the lyrics, credits, and other arcana nerds like me are into.
The second offering will be a little more special. A gorgeous blood red vinyl slab of "Red Revelations" including all the above liner notes and my own personal John Hancock on the cover. Each order will be hand signed and shipped to you in a gold chariot. Okay, the gold chariot bit may not happen.
Of course, the CD version will be available as well and will include two tracks not available on the LP due to time restrictions. Stay tuned in the next week or so for pricing info, track listings and the like.