Published Nov 28, 2014While today (November 28) Light in the Attic delivers a 7-inch release of French new wave/disco artist Lizzy Mercier Descloux's "Fire" as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event, the label has plans to up the ante with a reissue of the singer's 1979 debut LP Press Color in the new year.
The label had announced a while back that they will release "a detailed series showcasing the work of impassioned poet, painter, actor, and prolific, self-taught musician Lizzy Mercier Descloux," and a recent blog post now confirms that the first full-length to be reissued will be Press Color. The repress lands next Record Store Day (April 18) as a CD or double LP.
Though the details have yet to be confirmed in full, Light in the Attic reports that it will be packaging the original eight-song LP, which include Descloux's discofied cover of Arthur Brown's "Fire," with a a series of bonus cuts. The record will also be housed in a gatefold sleeve.
Originally pressed in 1979 through ZE records, Light in the Attic's edition marks the first licensed version of Press Color since 2003.
The genre-crossing artist's last LP was 1988's Suspense, and she passed away in 2004 after a battle with cancer.
In related Light in the Attic news, the label also revealed in the same blog post that it has a reissue of California gospel-soul outfit the Supreme Jubilees' 1980 effort It'll All Be Over on the way in 2015. A street date has yet to be determined, but the album will come remastered and issued on CD and "sunset orange" vinyl.
Right now you can secure both releases by signing up for LITA's latest subscription package. You can get more details about that here.