Watch this space, comrades. Soviet Beret tell us that At Ebbw Vale is now safely in Bulgaria, being pressed up onto beautiful 12″ vinyl. As soon as the comrades out east dispatch it back to us we will come straight to you with news of how to get hold of your copy.
But we don’t want to keep you in too much suspense. So we thought we’d give you a sneak preview of the sleeve. Here it is:
The comrades at Soviet Beret tell us that there are brothers and sisters out there who no longer have a record player. They’re insisting that we offer a digital complement. Well, when we say ‘insisting’, we had a meeting and a decision was reached dialectically. Thesis, antithesis, synthesis. The upshot of which was that you will receive a CD so that you can listen to your record through digital means.
So there you are. You now know what the record will look like, and you are now reassured that you won’t have to own a turntable to listen to it. Watch this space for more details over the next few days.
In the meantime, if you don’t know the story behind the legendary Ebbw Vale show, read this: Thee Faction Agit Pop interview May 85 . It gets a mention in there, and it might help you with the context. And if you want a sneak preview of some of the songs, and an interview with Baby Face, download last week’s Nostalgia of the Future podcast.
On a separate note, thanks to everyone who came to the Bull & Gate last night. It was righteous, comrades. Progress was made. The locomotive of history advanced another stop or two. All aboard, comrades. All aboard.
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