expected shipping late January 2021
GRANNIE - grannie (uk, 1971)
die cut gimmicke (tm) gatefold sleeve
Fmt: LP Ltd 500 sclp 007 5033281011279
2 printed inner sleeves, insert. first ever legal reissue with permission of Phil Newtons family and Heir, the copyright owners. Sleevenotes by band members and family.
a masterpiece of progressive rock, heavy yet melodic, dominated by phil newtons brilliant guitar playing and songwriting. remastered sensitively to retain the power of the original which was lost in all the previous pirated editions. the record collector edition was unofficial. 6 perfect songs ranging from the melodic charm of dawn and leaving, to the fab riffs of saga of the sad jester. a string of mishaps destroyed a career that should have seen grannie the equals of stray and wishbone ash. instead the world is left with one lp, badly mixed in 1971 by amateur srt engineers, and a legacy of just six songs on one of the most cohesive, consistent and masterful lps of the early seventies. one of the only uk private lps that may attain classic status alongside Argus and Led Zep IV.
Originals have sold for over £5000.
This is a particularly deluxe edition with die-cut sleeve, inner sleeves and special art work
British acetate and private pressing LPs dating from 1965-78, the most valuable LPs that exist
manufactured in Sainted Albion on the legendary EMI presses where all the original Beatles LPs were pressed. we use as many environmental principles as possible, eg no shrinkwrap. textured gatefold sleeves.
this is the third batch in an ongoing series of over 100 scheduled super rare and unknown archive recordings of British underground LPs. all have restored audio striking a balance between cleaning up often unique yet battered original recordings and retaining the power and authenticity of the original sounds witnout heavy compression, restoration by Reynolds, at craftsman level.
priced as competitively as possible to allow street level access to million pound prog behemoths.
(note - cover artwork is subject to minor changes in typography ]