180-gram heavyweight LP audiophile editions. Cut from a brand new 2014 master taken from original archive tapes and mastered at half-speed, preserving and enhancing the intense frequencies and volume of the original recordings. Replication of the original release with full colour inner bags, labels and original finishes.
Tracks:Darklands Deep One Perfect Morning Happy When It Rains Down On Me Nine Million Rainy Days April Skies Fall Cherry Came Too On The Wall About You
LP £23.99 DEMRECDARK1
180g vinyl LP on Demon.
LP £20.49 PLAIN147LP
180g LP reissue on Plain.
USED LP on Blanco Y Negro VG+/VG (sleeve stickered & a little frayed).
3 TRK G/Fold 7" on Blanco Y Negro, EX/VG+.
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10/10 The Doc Customer review, 8th November 2016
Psychocandy may have it's adherents, and there's a lot to be said for its full-on noise assault, but for me this is the Mary Chain's best record, and one of the greatest albums ever made. From the opening title track to the stunning acoustic closer About You, lysergic, dark pop just doesn't get any better than this. Highlights? It's a cliche to say, but every track on here is a winner and there genuinely isn't a bad song on the whole album. I've always had a particular soft spot for Happy When It Rains, although that may well be because it was the first thing I ever heard by them, having picked up the 7" at a record fair as a teenager in the early 90s; that said, it's probably twenty five years since I first heard it and I still get that same rush from the opening chords and the wonderful drawled vocal intro "I step back and watch the sweet thjing/breaking everything she sees....." At ten tracks - some of which clock in at under three minutes - it's pretty short, but unbelievably sweet, and it's one of the very few records I own that can claim to be absolutely, completely perfect. Not too shabby for two miserable bastards with only three chords and a drum machine between them.
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