Two and a half months after the SDE-curated reissue of It’s Immaterial‘s debut album Life’s Hard And Then You Die, comes the news that their ‘lost-and-found’ third album House For Sale will be finally be released, if a PledgeMusic crowd-funding campaign goes to plan…
It’s Immaterial are John J. Campbell and Jarvis Whitehead, a pair of artists/musicians who met in Liverpool in the late seventies having moved to the city to study Art and Architecture respectively. House For Sale was recorded in the early nineties but was never issued, so the band only ever put out two albums, with 1990’s acclaimed, but commercially disastrous, long-player Song being their last official release. To make things worse, the multitrack recordings for House For Sale were misplaced in a studio move and only recently rediscovered.
After a process of restoration and remastering the material will finally see the light of day as a result of this PledgeMusic campaign. If you head over to the campaign page, the usual array product variations are available, from a signed CD to a playback event in Liverpool.
It would be remiss of me not to mention that the 2CD deluxe edition and exclusive T-Shirt/CD bundles of the Life’s Hard And Then You Die reissue are also available on ShopSuperDeluxe.com.
House For Sale is expected to be issued in Spring 2017.
Prince vinyl update
Warner’s Prince vinyl reissue schedule has been prone to more delays than Southern Rail, but I think we are slowly getting there…
After the last update in late June, Parade has actually been released (hurrah!), and Around The World In A Day is out in America already and should be issued in UK/Europe at the end of next week. If you are one of the lucky ones, you’ll be getting this reissue from Amazon UK for £1.75!
Sign O’ The Times. Lovesexy and Batman are supposed to be out in late October, with the ‘Love Symbol’ album and Diamonds and Pearls slated for November release. I would treat those dates as provisional and I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pushed back to next year.
Warners continue to say nada about this whole campaign (if you can call it a campaign) and while the releases themselves are accurate recreations of the originals (including stickers) they make no mention at all of actually being reissues, which is a bit weird and a potentially confusing to the ‘general public’.
The Black Album is seemingly pulled, although Amazon in the UK does have lots of listings for Prince 12-inch singles, with a 2016 release date. These are all ‘currently unavailable’ but food for thought, nonetheless.