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Inspiral Carpets / “Dung 4″ expanded

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Cherry Red are to issue the Inspiral Carpets‘ legendary 1989 mail-order only cassette DUNG 4 on CD and vinyl in April 2014.

Issued on the band’s own Cow label, this tape was never issued on vinyl or CD and it contained unique songs as well as versions of tracks which were later re-recorded.

The vinyl reissue will be a limited edition available for Record Store Day on 19 April. It will contain all eleven original tracks, remastered from the original tapes, and comes with a bonus seven-inch EP of the band’s earlier four-track Cow demo from May 1987.

The CD gets a standard release and will be expanded to cater for the four tracks that make up the Cow EP. This reissue comes with the band’s blessing – in fact they have signed with the Cherry Red label and will be releasing a new album later in 2014.

Dung 4 will be released on  28 April 2014.



Track Listing

1.    KEEP THE CIRCLE AROUND
2.    SEEDS OF DOUBT
3.    JOE
4.    CAUSEWAY
5.    INSIDE MY HEAD
6.    SUN DON’T SHINE
7.    THEME FROM COW
8.    BUTTERFLY
9.    26
10.   GARAGE FULL OF FLOWERS
11.   96 TEARS

BONUS TRACKS
COW EP:
12.    HEAD FOR THE SUN
13.    NOW YOU’RE GONE
14.    WHISKEY
15.    LOVE CAN NEVER LOSE ITS OWN

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10 responses to Inspiral Carpets / “Dung 4″ expanded

  1. Don says:

    Wow! I liked their first album in college but haven’t thought about the Inspirals for years…

  2. Paul Rymer says:

    Superb, this band were great live at this time and this cassette was pretty widely available, strange that it hasn’t been reissued until now. I saw them at Keele Uni and my respect grew when they played Yellow Magic Orchestra before coming on stage.

  3. Kev says:

    I had the tape back in the day but it didn’t survive parties. Great to see this – would love the RSD vinyl.

  4. Cool as **** says:

    The forgotten heroes of the Manchester scene (although technically from Oldham). They never released a duff album so if you haven’t bothered in decades, its a good excuse for a reappraisal.

  5. rare glam says:

    Glad to see this getting a proper reissue, I’ll be getting the vinyl edition come Record Store Day. In my opinion, The Inspirals were far and away the best of the ‘Madchester’ scene bands (sorry Stone Roses fans), I just love their use of the Farfisa organ. However, I have long felt that they deserve the super deluxe box set treatment; 4 albums, and each one got succesively stronger, the singles set (even with Mark E Smith ranting over one of them) and out takes etc which were a triple CD set in an ugly fat jewel case some years back, all deseve a make over and better unified presentation. This isn’t really Cherry Red’s forte, though perhaps they might consider it for such an excellent band.

  6. Michel says:

    Can’t wait for this, though it must be said that Tom Hingley has no part in this new reincarnation of the Carpets.

  7. Paul English says:

    Fatbox jewel cases are beautiful.

    I saw the Inspiral Carpets in McGonagles, Dublin. Sunday 22 April 1990. The day before Life was released. The crowd bopped and moshed so much that THEY BROKE THE DANCEFLOOR. Great times.

  8. David says:

    Excellent! By a spooky coincidence I read this whilst in the middle of an evening of rediscovering the Inspirals, working my way through their singles. So this is just what I need to top it off. And as I never managed to catch them live (I think… the turn of the decade was a muddled and hectic time), fingers crossed for a tour to accompany the new album.

  9. Ross says:

    Very much looking forward to this. I have the original cassette release, but the four demos from the Cow EP are new to me. This goes a small way to making up for the major f*** up that was the Life deluxe edition. SO disappointed with that.

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