The band is pleased to announce vinyl reissues for the long-out-of-print albums Around The Sun and Collapse Into Now! Set for release on July 14th, both records are available to pre-order today.
The chart-topping Around The Sun includes such highlights as “Leaving New York,” “Aftermath ,” “Electron Blue ” and “Wanderlust ,” plus “The Outsiders.” Collapse Into Now, which marks the band’s 15th and final studio album, includes the singles “Überlin,” “Oh My Heart” and “It Happened Today.”
The albums were cut by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Memphis Records Pressing. In addition to the wide black editions check out REMHQ.com for exclusive limited-edition color pressings: Around the Sun (2-LP) will be available on an Opaque White vinyl, while Collapse Into Now (1-LP) is available on Milky Clear vinyl.
AROUND THE SUN (LIMITED OPAQUE WHITE LP) - REMHQ.com-exclusive color edition (limited to 500 copies worldwide).
COLLAPSE INTO NOW (LIMITED MILKY CLEAR LP) - REMHQ.com-exclusive color edition (limited to 1,000 copies worldwide).
Fingers crossed that it will not incur any additional import duty (provided they do all the correct paperwork). Assume this is the case with USD 41 in shipping. I’ve been lucky a few times in the past, although the Natalie Merchant pre-order red vinyl was a miss - had to pay 18 USD in import charges.
EDIT: checked my order information. Under shipping method it states: “International Priority (Duties and Taxes Unpaid)”
Yeah… Sometimes you can get lucky and have items pass through, but it rarely happens anymore. It was a big bummer when UK left the EU and made everything shipped from a European shop (almost always UK based) again eligible for duties and tax. Insane postage + import tax.
I’m guessing I’m one of the few that doesn’t always see these sort of things as a “money grab.” That said, these would certainly seem to indicate that there may not be 25th anniversary editions ahead beyond Up. I say that only because so far, at least most of them have been accompanied by a vinyl release.
I was lucky that the email arrived during daytime and a saw the notification immediately. As for NAIHF, I was one of the unlucky ones to receive that email saying that my pre-order was cancelled. Had to get my copy from ebay, thankfully as a reasonable price.
I really think it was a missed opportunity to release an “electron blue” vinyl version of Around the Sun. In my dream version of it, it would be a transparent blue vinyl. I’ll be fine with my black vinyl version too, just happy to have a reissue of it finally coming to market long before 2029. Would still love some sort of expanded version of Reveal & Around the Sun on CD and/or vinyl at some point…
Yes, I believe that the moment they’re printed in one color (or another) actually the whole concept of colour in vinyl is to realise very quick profits. I understand that from the point of view of audio quality a common black vinyl is just as good (or better, there’s an ongoing debate between audiophiles) but yes, being a longstanding fan I would have preferred the colour ones. I couldn’t place an order for the New Adventures in Hi Fi (splattered) as it sold out in minutes, same with the recent Kevn Kinney by the time I was checking out in the website there was no stock left and ended up without a copy.
On the other hand if by any chance the reissue of Accelerate comes in the following weeks, it’d be interesting whether it’s a 33 rpm. As far as I remember the Warner pressing was a 45 rpm and it’s probably one of the reasons I don’t play it very often since the project turntable does require to adjust the belt, better if I can get a 33 rpm.
Not sure what’s happening as Around the Sun looks like it’s available again to buy and Collapse into Now sold out.
I managed to get a copy of each straight away following the email.
500 copies seems extremely low for a band of their size