Friday, January 26, 2007

21 today !

To settle any we have the ABSOLUTE original version of "Alone With You" by The Sunnyboys from their first ep on Phantom, specifically the 7" ( of course if it's here on this blog ! ). This original Phantom version has turned up on a few CD comps but as far as I have ever heard they always seem to use the version from the 12" re-issue which came out not long after the 7". This 12" version of the song fades out before the finish which is annoying. But not today, it's the whole thing for a change, without fade out, from my much loved 7".

As far as I can work out the 12" version existed because rather than repress the 7" they felt they needed to remix the master tape and re-order the songs. The 7" was always slightly lower sound quality than it needed to be, with a disclaimer on the back that it was "mastered at less than normal volume to retain maximum quality". In my older wiser years I know this claim bollocks ! And the guys at Phantom Records were sold a dud concept on this one. Anyway the 7" was low level and I guess this is why they wanted to hurriedly repress it louder and better and on 12".

But enough of my little Sunnyboys rant !!

Podcast 21 - link

Sideroom 7 Inch Singles Podcast #21
Way Behind Me - The Primitives ( Lazy/RCA 1988 )
2. ( I Can't Seem ) To Make You Mine - The Clientele feat Pam Berry ( Johnny Kane 2001 )
3. Crush The Lily - Chad's Tree ( Hot Recs Aust 1985)
4. Two Hearts Together - Orange Juice ( Polydor 1982)
5. Poised Over The Pause Button - This Poison! ( Reception 1987 )
6. Neon Rainbow- The Box Tops ( Stateside 1967 )
7. I Need Two Heads - The Go-Betweens ( Missing Link Aus 1980 )
8. Burn Clear - Something Happens ( Cooking Vinyl 1986 )
9. Alone With You - Sunnyboys ( Phantom Recs Aust 1980 )
10. Teenage - The Brilliant Corners ( McQueen Recs 1988 )
( duration 30 mins, 320kps mp3 )

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