Well look what has just turned up – the latest in the TMR Vault releases (and my first one ever due to the band in question). The first thing I notice, is that Third Man Records don’t do discreet, with a nicely branded TMR record mailer to protect whatever gems lay inside.
Third Man Records Vault #29 represents my first foray into the TMR subscription service – and for good reason – as it is the first TMR vs Pearl Jam collaboration,recorded just before their Bonnaroo headline set earlier this year.
So to the contents, and I will start with the records, as that is the whole point of this blog. The main part of the package is of course the 12″. Dissapointingly it only comprises of 8 tracks, but on the plus side it is a beautiful gold (translucent orange) black 50/50 split disc house in a super stiff gatefold sleeve. The sleeve features metallic printing.
Next up, is the “record booth recorded” 7″. A single side clear record that features Eddie Vedder performing ‘out of sand’.
For the last few weeks my free time has bee taken up with planning my Great Escape Festival plans – but during this time I have obtained loads of new vinyl. First up is 3 Newbury Comics special edition releases.
1. Nirvana – Bleach (limited to 750)
Newbury Comics have reissued this amazing LP on clear/white smoke vinyl using the original master tapes. I have number 429
2. Pearl Jam – Ten (limited to 2,000)
Newbury Comics have reissued the twin version of the Ten LP that was originally issued as part of the Legacy box set on coke bottle green vinyl. I have number 1066
3. The Strokes – This Is It (limited to 1,000)
The last of the Newbury Comics items is the reissue of The Strokes amazing debut on a half gold (translucent orange) and half blue plate. I have number 0409
Next up is the full set of Crosses 10″ that make up the LP that was released earlier this year (which I purchased on White vinyl):
One last update, I have also picked up one of the earlier Catfish and the Bottlemen singles (Rango), on white 7″ vinyl and The Cooper Temple Clause’s debut album, “See Through This and Leave” on 6×7″ black vinyl: