Aztec Camera | REWIG092
Domino are very honored to announce the North American release of the 30th anniversary edition of Aztec Camera’s classic debut album, High Land, Hard Rain. With the original album remastered from the analog tapes (i’ve heard the test pressings and it does laps around the original pressing) and the CD package full of all sorts of super rare nuggets (many not available before digitally), this deluxe re-issue does not disappoint. This announcement comes in the wake of three sold-out command performances by Frame in the UK to commemorate the 30th anniversary by playing the album in its entirety (complimented by additional material from his repertoire) to universal acclaim.
In his new liner notes for this re-issue, Rolling Stone’s David Fricke calls High Land, Hard Rain “ten songs of anxious yearning, romantic urgency, big hurt and hard-won learning, distilled into compact dramas of buckskin-folk jangle and skewed-pop elegance.” We call it the one of the greatest debut albums in the history of rock ‘n’ roll. That it was written and conceived by mastermind Roddy Frame when he was EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD, well that just defies all logic and sense of fair play. With the original album remastered from the analog tapes, this deluxe 30th anniversary edition of High Land, Hard Rain will not disappoint.
The vinyl version is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download card for both the original album and the rarities included in the compact disc package. The first 400 pre-orders will also receive a bonus 7” of rarities:
A1. The Boy Wonders (Capital Radio Session)
A2. Release (Capital Radio Session)
B1. We Could Send Letters (C81 Version)
B2. The Bugle Sounds Again (Bedroom Demo)
DUE TO UNFORSEEN PRODUCTION ISSUES THIS RELEASE HAS NOW BEEN DELAYED UNTIL THE 18th OF FEBRUARY.
APOLOGIES FOR THIS DELAY.
REWIGLP092 | Domino | Out nowAdd to cart: $19.98
The vinyl version is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl and includes a complimentary digital download card for both the original album and the rarities included in the compact disc package.