Tuesday, 8 March 2016

All Shook Up

Now this is pretty damn cool. Back in March 2013, I picked up a red vinyl copy of the Shook Ones 'Facetious Folly Feat' LP. It had taken me three years to track one down after picking up the other two copies, and as a result I ended my post with these words:

If you want to see pics of the release show version, then at the rate I'm going I'd advise you come back here sometime around March 2016.

Well, as much as I hate always being right, it seems that my prediction was absolutely spot on. As I type this, it's March 2016, and here's the record release version, featuring the red vinyl in a limited sleeve:

I always thought that this sleeve was one of the worst ever made when I saw photos. But that's because everyone's photos looked exactly like the one above. And let's be honest, based on that you're probably thinking the exact same thing - that it looks boring. So here's another prediction - that by the end of this post, you will have changed your mind and you too will think that this sleeve is awesome...

The first thing that's cool is that this is actually a proper sleeve. It's not just a piece of paper or card like a lot of release show covers. It's a screen printed LP jacket. As such I don't think that it really needed to also come with a regular sleeve too. Just the white one would have been fine by itself.

The back of the sleeve is left plain and untouched:

The best feature of this sleeve, however, is the one that you can't see. It glows in the dark. I took a couple of photos with the lights low (and off) to show what it looks like. I would guess that you probably haven't seen this before unless you own one.

So was I right? Is your opinion of this one higher than it was when you started reading this post? If not then I can only assume that you are either blind, or have no taste whatsoever.

And wouldn't you know it, but there also happens to be another limited sleeve for this record which was made for a tour, which also features some glow in the dark print. According to my previous schedule, I'll be due to find one circa March 2019. However, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that I will find one before the end of this year. Fingers crossed...

1 comment:

Willem RWHAF said...

Cool feature, the invisible glow in the dark ink on the cover. Must be cool when you discover that, without knowing at first.