Set The Dials To Thrill Me

So, at the start of the week there I received an email.  The Afghan Whigs Newsletter, actually.  ‘The Afghan Whigs’ Black Love Turns 20’ It declares.  I know this to be a fact, as I am only too familiar with the album (it is, after all, one of my ‘Fifteen’).  However, I figured there must be a reason for highlighting this to folks who likely know the album’s age.

“Perhaps a few dates of The Afghan Whigs play Black Love”, I think to myself as I hover over the email ready to click …

“maybe a reissue?”

*click*

“though Music On Vinyl reissued it a while back and I have that already …”

The news?  The release of Black Love (20th Anniversary Edition) for Record Store Day Black Friday.  As I’m thinking “I don’t need that” I read the detail…

‘released on November 25 as a double-CD and a triple-LP’

“triple-LP!”

… ‘Both include a newly remastered version of the original 11-track album, plus nine previously unreleased recordings, including demos, outtakes and studio jams’.

So, that’s that pre-ordered.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. Yay! I don’t think I’ve ever bought a Black Friday release… where did you pre-order this from?

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    1. J. says:

      It’s actually up on Amazon, believe it or not! £42, but the price always dips…

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      1. Ooft! £42! The Amazon pre-order system is pretty good. I do it a lot. And you don’t pay until it gets dispatched either which I like.

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      2. J. says:

        Yeah – you really can’t go wrong. Price has already dropped to £31 in the space of a few days, which is pretty spiffy.

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      3. That’s much more like it!

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      4. J. says:

        Pure bargain!

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  2. DanicaPiche says:

    I’ve never seen a triple LP release. Sounds very promising!

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    1. J. says:

      You bet! This is guaranteed to be my favourite release this year!

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  3. keepsmealive says:

    Holy SHIT! That’s AWESOME, Dude!

    YAY!

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    1. J. says:

      It really is something to look forward to!

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  4. 1537 says:

    (makes sheep noises at you, subtly mocking myself at the same time)

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    1. J. says:

      Smashin’! Cheers for the heads-up…

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  5. stephen1001 says:

    ‘Gentlemen’ is on the 1001 – I haven’t explored yet, but if J approves, I reckon I’ll enjoy too. I’ve had that semblance of discipline too with purchases, thinking “no, I’ve got that already” before caving and buying – a triple LP is a totally understandable splurge!

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    1. J. says:

      Gentlemen is a great album, Geoff – soulful, visceral, and it really packs a punch. That’s when The Whigs really found their sound, I reckon.

      And yes! Discipline is all well and good until you’re met with something like this! How very dare they release a triple LP set! Don’t they know I have other records to buy!!

      … they also announced a new album next year, so it was double awesomeness.

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  6. Jay says:

    Haha, they do know how to get you!!!
    Terrific stuff though, and I’m sure worth it.

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    1. J. says:

      I know! I’m a sucker… but The Whigs are one of my absolute favourites. I’d be silly not to get it, right?

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      1. Jay says:

        Oh yeah, that’s totally legit. And I feel you. I am often a victim of the reissue.

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      2. J. says:

        Damn those record labels and their reissues!!

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  7. DanicaPiche says:

    J, I’ve nominated you for the Mystery Blogger Award! You can pick it up at https://danicapiche.wordpress.com/2016/11/13/the-mystery-blogger-award/
    If you’re unable to participate please accept this as a gesture of my appreciation. 🙂

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    1. J. says:

      Thanks, Danica!

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  8. Zack says:

    Congratulations! You’ve just won a Liebster Award.
    https://tomsin83.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/liebster-award/

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    1. J. says:

      Cheers, Zack!

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  9. jhubner73 says:

    I really need to dig into these guys. Always been in my peripheral.

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    1. J. says:

      One of the very best, JH – I think you’d dig a lot of their stuff… particularly this one.

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      1. jhubner73 says:

        I will give it a spin on the old Apple Music!

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