Luna (5) ‎– Long Players 92-99

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Captured Tracks ‎– CTBOX-005
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, White
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, White
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
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Tracklist

Lunapark (CT-235)
A1 Slide 4:20
A2 Anesthesia 3:40
A3 Slash Your Tires 4:46
A4 Crazy People 3:35
A5 Time 2:04
A6 Smile 3:05
B1 I Can't Wait 2:42
B2 Hey Sister 3:41
B3 I Want Everything 4:25
B4 Time To Quit 3:04
B5 Goodbye 2:25
B6 We're Both Confused 3:54
Bewitched (CT-236)
C1 California (All The Way) 4:15
C2 Tiger Lily 4:46
C3 Friendly Advice 6:33
C4 Bewitched 4:45
C5 This Time Around 3:29
D1 Great Jones Street 3:36
D2 Going Home 5:26
D3 Into The Fold 3:12
D4 I Know You Tried 3:18
D5 Sleeping Pill 5:52
Penthouse (CT-237)
E1 Chinatown 4:39
E2 Sideshow By The Seashore 3:12
A3 Moon Palace 3:46
E4 Double Feature 4:27
E5 23 Minutes In Brussels 6:40
F1 Lost In Space 3:44
F2 Rhythm King 3:16
F3 Kalamazoo 6:26
F4 Hedgehog 3:05
F5 Freakin' And Peakin' 6:12
Pup Tent (CT-238)
G1 Ihop 5:44
G2 Beautiful View 3:43
G3 Pup Tent 5:55
G4 Bobby Peru 3:43
G5 Beggar's Bliss 3:34
H1 Tracy I Love You 4:55
H2 Whispers 3:55
H3 City Kitty 5:44
H4 The Creeps 3:35
H5 Fuzzy Wuzzy 5:48
The Days Of Our Nights (CT-239)
I1 Dear Diary 4:07
I2 Hello, Little One 4:49
I3 The Old Fashioned Way 4:36
I4 Four Thousand Days 4:21
I5 Seven Steps To Satan 4:58
I6 Superfreaky Memories 4:53
J1 Math Wiz 3:59
J2 Words Without Wrinkles 4:22
J3 The Rustler 4:07
J4 U.S. Out Of My Pants! 6:08
J5 The Slow Song 3:17
J6 Sweet Child O' Mine 4:25
Rarities (CT-240)
K1 Egg Nog
K2 Indian Summer
K3 Ride Into The Sun
K4 That's What You Always Say
K5 Anesthesia (Demo)
L1 In The Flesh
L2 Bonnie And Clyde
L3 I Know You Tried (Demo)
L4 Roll In The Sand
L5 Dear Paulina

Notes

Box set limited to 2000 copies containing 5 original LPs released from 1992-1999, as well as one additional “Rarities” LP only available with this set. Of the 2000 copies, 1000 are pressed on 150g white vinyl and were available for pre-order via the Omnian Music Group mail order webstore. The second 1000 that are pressed on black vinyl will be made available in October 2016. All include a 48-page full-color booklet.

This release contains the original cut of Pup Tent. The release containing the re-cut of Pup Tent is Luna (5) - Long Players 92-99. The releases can be distinguished by "RE2" present in the matrix of the B side of the re-cut Pup Tent directly after the catalog number.

Contents:
Lunapark (1992)
Bewitched (1994)
Penthouse (1995)
Pup Tent (1997)
The Days Of Our Nights (1999)
Rarities (Slide EP + additional bonus material)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (On hype sticker): 817949011475
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-235)): CT235-A WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-235)): CT235-B WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-236)): LP 1-61617 GGR 2012-001-A
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-236)): LP 1-61617 GGR 2012-001-B CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-237)): CT-237-A-RE1 WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-237)): CT-237-B WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-238)): CT-238-A [symbol] #2 WMM
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-238)): CT-238-B [symbol] #2 WMM
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-239)): CT-239-A WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-239)): CT-239-B WMM\CJIII
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side A Etched (CT-240)): CT-240-A [symbol] #2 WMM
  • Matrix / Runout ((Side B Etched (CT-240)): CT-240-B [symbol] #2 WMM

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CTBOX-005 Luna (5) Long Players 92-99(LP, Album, RE, Re- + LP, Album, RE, RP, Whi + LP, ) Captured Tracks CTBOX-005 US 2016 Sell This Version
CTBOX-005 Luna (5) Long Players 92-99(LP, Album, RE, Re- + LP, Album, RE, RP + LP, Album) Captured Tracks CTBOX-005 US 2016 Sell This Version

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meevan

meevan

September 22, 2016

It is my understanding that only 105 copies of this first pressing Pup Tent edition were sent out. Somehow 132 members have it in their collection lol.
UNDERGROUNDSOUNDSMI

UNDERGROUNDSOUNDSMI

July 24, 2016
So far, I must state that the Gotta Groove version of Bewitched is much better, props to Matt Earley.
UNDERGROUNDSOUNDSMI

UNDERGROUNDSOUNDSMI

July 21, 2016
Is it just me or does the mix sound very different on Penthouse? The vocals at times sound like a different take. The mix is sounds refocused, with vocals more forward.
benrupp

benrupp

July 17, 2016
been waiting for this for so long...and the waiting continues without end as the label has had issues with the pressing of Pup Tent...sigh
streetmouse

streetmouse

June 8, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

There are those of us who want the vinyl period, we make no excuses for this ... quality vinyl on a good stereo system presents rewarding results. It’s also worth noting that several of the Luna albums were never released on vinyl, and the copies that were issued vary in quality to say the least.

This is a fine limited edition [2000 copies worldwide] of dream-pop pressed on six white 150 gram vinyl albums [each album is presented here with its original sleeve, including a separate album of rare tracks and B sides] along with a more than substantial book containing not only the history of Luna, but little know backstories, along with scores of poster images, backstage passes, press photos, bios, and much much more. Even if, like me, you already own all of the vinyl, this is a must have, as the sound quality is far superior, and the presentation is top shelf and dynamic, exactly what you’d dream of for a set of this nature.

Luna has always been steeped with sinewy guitars, shimmering textures and bracing punchy new edges. Returning here with a brilliant boxed set, Luna has become one of the most celebrated bands in the alternative arena, collecting reams of glowing press and strong showings on both the charts and on the road; with their 2015 reunion tour being the ticket of the year. Gathered together here in one collection, you're treated Dean Wareham, Justin Harwood, Sean Eden and drummer Lee Wall creating atmospheric textures, washes of reverb, and profound layerings that are beholding to no other band walking the planet. Mix these effects with the rye smiled silly creepiness of Wareham's lyrics and you'll come to understand what makes this band so special. Yeah ... it's all like falling asleep in a parked car, the sun warming the air with dreams that are dancing in your half-baked sleepy head.

At $100US for this housed collection you’re getting a bargain to say the least. Once these units have been sold, each of the single albums will be reissued separately on 150 gram black vinyl ... so for my money, this package is the way to go. No, you're not mistaken, for some reason both Romantica and Rendezous were left out of this collection. No doubt due to their recent release as re-issues. Nevertheless, it would have been nice to find them among this dynamic presentation.

Good luck on scoring a copy.

General Background from Captured Tracks goes on to say that: In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90’s.

Deemed “the best band you’ve never heard of” by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It’s not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995’s fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that’s now considered one of the best of the 90’s.

Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997’s Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999’s Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn’t feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording. The albums inclusion of their mellow and unique take on “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” then, is not only a perfect reminder of everything that they could never be for Elektra, but also that they were a band unlike any other. They were Luna.

This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90’s (all of which would cost approximately $400+ on the open market) as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12×12 book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boom to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

Review by Jenell Kesler