Distant Drums (2) ‎– Distant Drums

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This Statement Records ‎– TSR-1
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Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Remastered, Limited Edition, Numbered
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A1 Perfect Eyes 3:16
A2 Halloween 3:51
B1 So Many 4:19
B2 Turn 3:09
B3 Brave New World 3:05

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Release strictly limited to 303 hand-numbered copies:
• 151 in black vinyl (this)
• 152 in transparent blue vinyl

Comes with A4-size double-sided postcard, containing band photo & notes written directly from Martin Golding.

Perfect Eyes & Halloween: Originally released on 7" in 1982.
So Many, Turn & Brave New World: Previously unreleased
(transferred & restored from what appears to be the last surviving cassette copy).

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October 22, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
...Active from 1980 until 1983 in the new wave / post-punk scene of Colchester (eg. Modern English, Living In Texas), they had given numerous concerts at the time (playing along with Troops For Tomorrow, supporting The Passage etc).

Their sole release was the nowadays extra-rare 'Perfect Eyes / Halloween' 7" single on Rhythmic Records, which is currently traded among collectors for pretty high prices in the second-hand vinyl market.
3 extra previously unreleased songs which were recorded in December 1981 in Octopus Studios (Transparent Illusion, The Adicts etc), were found & were carefully transferred from what appears to be the *last cassette copy* that survived the test of time…

All of the material was remastered from Chris Manolitsis during summer 2013, well-known for his engineering work with numerous bands from the greek underground scene during the 80s. Release is strictly limited to 303 hand-numbered copies (152 pressed on transparent blue vinyl), and comes accompanied with insert containing an archival band photo & short bio documenting the DIY spirit of the era - written directly from band member Martin Golding.