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(5 x Remastered CD & 7" Vinyl Bundle)

£150.00

(5 x Remastered CD & 7" Vinyl Bundle)

by Felt

Released: 23rd February 2018
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 Anyone who’s been living on the grapevine these past few years must have heard the rumours about the coming of the FELT reissues – well they’re here.

 During the ‘80s Felt made ten albums and ten singles for the Cherry Red and Creation labels. This beautifully produced series examines the work of one of the greatest underground groups of modern times.

The CD version comes in a bespoke 7” box, complete with various ephemera consisting of; the original album in a special gatefold sleeve - long deleted 7” vinyl single pertaining to the relevant year of release – reproduction gig flyers – double sided wall poster – and four button lapel badges for wearing with pride!

Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty REMASTERED CD & 7” VINYL
 Lawrence’s ambition was to release the best debut English album ever! Adrian Borland offered his services, then commitments with his band The Sound prevented this from happening. So Felt began a relationship with Swell Maps producer John A. Rivers. Recorded and mixed in six days the band got a taste of how bitter reality fares compared to the “mellow fruitfulness” of blind ambition.

CD

1. EVERGREEN DAZED2. FORTUNE3. BIRDMEN4. CATHEDRAL5. I WORSHIP THE SUN6. TEMPLEROY

7” SINGLE

A. SOMETHING SENDS ME TO SLEEP

B. SOMETHING SENDS ME TO SLEEP (ALTERNATE VERSION)

Initial pressing of 2000 come signedby Lawrence (sticker on the front).

The Splendour of Fear REMASTERED CD & 7” VINYL

Lawrence escapes the contours of a bland city and retreats into his mind. Felt had risen from the underworld searching for a new horizon but only managed to slip into a desolate obscurity! Dark black slabs of creosote guitar – vast swathes of epic interplay – casting futuristic Shadows – an idiosyncratic and unobtrusively brilliant band, the music Felt made on this album is unlike anything attempted before. This really is a template for an age yet to come. And it pays to know that Maurice Deebank now resides in a monastery in Birmingham!

CD

1. RED INDIANS2. THE WORLD IS AS SOFT AS LACE3. THE OPTIMIST AND THE POET4. MEXICAN BANDITS5. THE STAGNANT POOL6. A PREACHER IN NEW ENGLAND

7” SINGLE

A. TRAILS OF COLOUR DISSOLVE

B. MY FACE IS ON FIRE

Initial pressing of 2000 come signedby Lawrence (sticker on the front).

The Strange Idols Pattern and Other Short Stories REMASTERED CD & 7” VINYL

 Before the Stone Roses and after Be-Bop Deluxe and Plastic Ono Band, John Leckie worked with Felt. Booked into a metal/reggae studio in Birmingham’s industrial wasteland he sculpted a Michelangelo slice of new rock – exquisite and beautiful guitar odysseys – quite unlike anything the city had experienced before. Merging pop with a classical nuance Felt stood alone as the forerunners of a brand new style. And Gary Ainge was finally allowed to use his high-hat!

CD

1. ROMAN LITTER2. SEMPITERNAL DARKNESS3. SPANISH HOUSE4. IMPRINT5. SUNLIGHT BATHED THE GOLDEN GLOW6. VASCO DA GAMA7. CRUCIFIX HEAVEN8. DISMANTLED KING IS OFF THE THRONE9. CRYSTAL BALL10. WHIRLPOOL VISION OF SHAME

7” SINGLE

A. PENELOPE TREE

B. A PREACHER IN NEW ENGLAND

Initial pressing of 2000 come signedby Lawrence (sticker on the front).

 

Ignite the Seven Cannons REMASTERED CD & 7” VINYL


 Produced by Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins and featuring the skyscraping vocal of Elizabeth Fraser on the mighty Primitive Painters. Felt found themselves at the top of the independent charts. Unhappy with the overall sound though – it was as if some of Lawrence’s best songs were lost in an “ethereal swirl.” John A. Rivers has been given access to the original master tapes and six songs have been remixed. Also – side 2 has been focused, edited and “made symmetrical.” Finally these songs can be heard as intended by Felt. It has become at long last a cohesive whole.

CD

1. MY DARKEST LIGHT WILL SHINE (REMIXED)2. THE DAY THE RAIN CAME DOWN (REMIXED)3. SCARLET SERVANTS (REMIXED)4. I DON’T KNOW WHICH WAY TO TURN (REMIXED)5. PRIMITIVE PAINTERS6. TEXTILE RANCH7. BLACK SHIP IN THE HARBOUR (REMIXED)8. ELEGANCE IN D9. CASPIAN SEE (REMIXED)10. SOUTHERN STATE TAPESTRY

7” SINGLE

A. MEXICAN BANDITS

B. THE WORLD IS AS SOFT AS LACE

Initial pressing of 2000 come signedby Lawrence (sticker on the front).

 

The Seventeenth Century ( REMASTERED CD & 7” VINYL

Previously named Let the Snakes Crinkle Their Heads to Death, this album is now retitled The Seventeenth Century – the original name for the album was changed late in the day. This reversal of misfortune was classed as an awful mistake and Lawrence’s biggest regret. Flash forward to now and this situation can finally be rectified. “You can’t change the title of an album” - they told him – so he said; “if Kraftwerk can and Bowie can then I can too!!”

 

CD

1. SONG FOR WILLIAM S. HARVEY2. ANCIENT CITY WHERE I LIVED3. SEVENTEENTH CENTURY4. THE PALACE5. INDIAN SCRIPTURES6. THE NAZCA PLAIN7. JEWEL SKY8. VIKING DRESS9. VOYAGE TO ILLUMINATION10. SAPPHIRE MANSIONS

7” SINGLE

A. SUNLIGHT BATHED THE GOLDEN GLOW

B. SUNLIGHT STRINGS

Initial pressing of 2000 come signedby Lawrence (sticker on the front).

Disc 1