Music On Vinyl is reissuing The Catherine Wheel’s 4th album, Adam & Eve, on vinyl. English alternative rock band Catherine Wheel was evolving quite fast to a band which made an impression in both the shoegaze as Britpop scene. Their fourth album Adam & Eve didn’t sound like any of the band’s previous albums. It was a new beginning, both musically as artistically. This unique record strikes a balance between the alternative rock, guitar pop and the dreamy world they created. They’re constantly shifting in volume, keys, and guitars, but every song is connected with the next. It is one of the most underrated albums of all time, as this can compete with ’90s records by Radiohead and Spiritualized. Just take your first spin and you won’t be disappointed.
Reissue date : 2019-09-13
SIDE A 1. UNTITLED 2. FUTURE BOY 3. DELICIOUS 4. BROKEN NOSE
SIDE B 1. PHANTOM OF THE AMERICAN MOTHER 2. MA SOLITUDA 3. SATELLITE
SIDE C 1. THUNDERBIRD 2. HERE COMES THE FAT CONTROLLER
SIDE D 1. GOODBYE 2. FOR DREAMING 3. UNTITLED
Of note is the advertised album cover is the CD version of the artwork with only 4 boxes across the middle. Not 12 boxes across the entire cover.
Compare the first photo, above, with this photo from the original 1997 “Limited Edition” release on Chrysalis.
Also, there was a red version released by Mercury before Catherine Wheel changed labels.
A limited edition 40th anniversary version of Unknown Pleasures will be released on June 14th, almost forty years to the day after it was originally released. The LP will be pressed on 180g ruby red vinyl with an alternative white sleeve resembling the original design idea.
Around 1991 an old friend made a mixtape for me to introduce me to new music. This tape contained songs from bands from The Pixies to the Lemonheads, and many others.
It contained this tune called ‘Downtime’ from the Blake Babies which I became quite fond of. I still have this mixtape in my car that still has a cassette player and 6-disc changer. (Both hardly ever get used now that I installed a bluetooth adapter.)
The Blake Babies were a 3-piece with Juliana Hatfield, John Strohm, and Freda Love.
THE BLAKE BABIES "DOWNTIME"
This leads me to the announcement from American Laundromat Records that they are re-issuing the Blake Babies compilation, Innocence And Experience, on vinyl.
It’s up for pre-order now. There are several color choices and you can also get a test pressing. It’s been remastered by Sean Glonek.
It contains other great Blake Babies tunes such as Lament, Cesspool, and Girl In A Box.