Well, well…here we are. We strung up ol’ 2010 like a big piñata and nocked that sucker to a million pieces. And what’s left? Read on…
As many of you saw in our 2011 Light In The Attic Subscription Series, we have a whole bunch of releases coming out this year, plus more that haven’t been announced yet!
Coming up real soon is a release from British psych-folk master Michael Chapman and his righteous 1970 masterpiece Fully Qualified Survivor. We’ve been working hard on this release and the deluxe gatefold old-style jacket looks so darn good. And the wax? 180 gram pure goodness. The record sounds better than ever!
Also be on the lookout for snotty garage rockers The Vagrants! Now you can finally find out what a young Johnny Ramone was digging when he was just a wee lad kicking around Queens, NY. You may also know the band from their cover of “Respect”, included on Lenny Kaye’s almighty Nuggets compilation, or their guitarist, a young pre-Mountain Leslie West.
And let’s not forget the always sublime Overton Berry! In 2011 we’ll be releasing a double album package of the Overton Berry Trio’s landmark T.O.B.T. album with the rare At Seattle’s Doubletree Inn LP. Heavy 180 gram wax and a gatefold sleeve round out this release. Come on, you just can’t say no!
But wait! What’s that little bit of sunshine just poking through? Well, that’d be the beautiful sunny sound of Mowest! That’s right, literally years in the works is our comp of the legendary Motown subsidiary label Mowest (1971-1973). This marks the first time any of these tracks have been complied and the release will feature exellent liner notes by Kevin Sipreano (who wrote notes for our reissues of Rodriguez, Monks, Doug Randle, and the six part Jamaica to Toronto Series). Re-mastered from the original master tapes, these essential gems sound like a zillion bucks. Better put on that sunscreen!
…and there’s so, so much more. Keep on the look out, as 2011 is shaping up to be our best year yet!
Happy New Year from all of us at Light In The Attic!