Published Feb 20, 2012Record Store Day is just a couple of months away, and labels are already gearing up for the big April 21 event by prepping some exclusive releases. Take Captured Tracks, for example, which will be rolling out a trio of deluxe reissue sets.
Excitingly, a fancy-looking double LP package of the Wake's 1985 post-punk cult classic Here Comes Everybody will be included. This is presumably the reissue that we first caught wind of last summer but then never heard much about after that. The double-LP set looks to mirror the 2002 reissue of the record by LTM, with the vinyl package including the original eight-song tracklist and a series of bonus songs culled from non-LP singles from the same era.
Also from the Wake comes the seven-inch single Gruesome Flowers 2: A Tribute to the Wake. Like last year, it includes a pair of covers performed by modern artists -- in this case, Blouse performing "Pale Spectre" and Craft Spells taking on "Talk About the Past."
Captured Tracks has also lined up a vinyl box from the Cleaners from Venus. It includes four records in all: the double LP Blow Away Your Troubles, plus the albums On Any Normal Monday and Midnight Cleaners. In various posts on Facebook, the band's Martin Newell revealed that the albums have been remastered and will also be available individually on CD and vinyl.
Lastly, the label is releasing a remastered box set from California noise pop/shoegaze outfit Medicine. Containing five records and a cassette, it includes an expanded double-LP version of Shot Forth Self Living, an expanded two-LP version of The Buried Life, plus the RSD exclusives Sounds of Medicine LP and Always Starting to Stop cassette.
A package containing all three sets, plus the Wake seven-inch (along with buttons, flyers and other memorabilia), is currently available to pre-order from Captured Tracks. Each set will also be sold individually at participating RSD stores and at the label's online store, on and after the big day.