Sunday, 27 December 2009

Carry On 'It's All Our Blood' 12"

Here's the latest release from React! Records and Youngblood Records. A split (re-)release of Carry On 'It's All Our Blood'.

The funny thing about this is that the 'It's All Our Blood' CD was itself a reissue of two Carry On 7" vinyl releases... which I bought when they came out many moons ago. So this 12" is a vinyl reissue of a CD that was itself a reissue of vinyl. Interesting concept huh?

As usual, I couldn't help but order more than one copy. Luckily, I managed to get my hands on one of the colour vinyl copies, which sold out in a matter of hours:

React! put out a limited red vinyl, but I am not sure how many were made. There was also a different colour for the Youngblood customers, which is (I think) white. I don't have one of those. Yet.

This record was subject to a few delays, which was in part due to the tri-fold lyric sheet. I understand that this record was quite the labour of love. The quality of the whole thing is top notch.

As usual, React! made up some screened cardboard mailers to make the package that little bit more interesting, as well as throwing in the obligatory written words and stickers that come with every release.

The craziest thing of all is realising how long it has been since the original 7"s came out. I distinctly remember where I was living and what I was doing in life when they came out. It seems kinda bizarre how much time has passed and how many years Carry On has been in my life. But getting this record forced me to go back and listen to them for the first time in a while, and they have aged well. Kinda feels apt to close out the decade listening to stuff I was listening to when it started.

1 comment:

Mike said...

You beat me to it. Nice job, Marcus.