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Pleasantly Surprised ‎– PS005.1
Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Grey


A1 Hunger
A2 Compulsion
A3 In Uniform
A4 Slow Hunger
A5 Spring Into Action
B1 Gdansk
B2 Shockwork
B3 Efficiency
B4 On Pain
B5 Beating Retreat


First edition limited to 1000 stamp-numbered copies, released in a screen-printed hessian bag, with various inserts:
- cassette case sized printed blue photo
- postcard sized photocopy with rubberstamped edition number and general info
- offset printed cover card for the tape
- offset printed statement
- four offset printed artworks/photos in postcard size or slightly bigger
- folded A4 sized offset page ad for their "Program and progress" VHS release (not in all copies)

Recorded Live 1982-1983 at:
Britannia Row - Heaven
Henry Wood Hall / Glasgow
Retford Porterhouse
BatCave / Soho - Arch 69 Waterloo
Temperance Hall / Newbury

The sound of the drum drives out thought. For that reason it is the most military of instruments.



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October 26, 2013
On my enclosed flyer, titled "PLEASANTLY SURPRISED" (with "Robert King, 10 Keir St Glasgow G41 2NW Scotland") at the bottom, instead of a given number between 1:0001 and 1.1000, it states the following:

Due to a production error the labels are
on the wrong side of the cassette.
We are sorry for the inconvenience but
this was totally beyond our control.
The labels should peel off easily to
enable you to correct the fault.

On the back of this flyer is a list of vinyl available from
Fast Forward Communication - Distribution
21a Alva Street
Edinburgh EH2 4PS
031-226 4616