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#1 — Sam Rosenthal: Tanzmusik — handmade cover ($24)
The black vinyl is the 2012 Mannequin Records Italian reissue. The covers are an edition of 100 I handmade, recreated to look like the original 1984 vinyl, with cards affixed to an LP jacket.
#2 — Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Rope LP — handmade cover ($25)
The black vinyl is ‘new old stock’ pressed in 1986. The covers are handmade in 2016, with color photos glued to a one-color printed black LP jacket. I hand-wrote the album title and signed.
Please note this important disclaimer: Due to the age of the unplayed vinyl, there is some warping. If you are opposed to any warpage on your LPs, please do not purchase this item. I asked the most exacting Blacktape vinyl customer to review a copy. He writes: “True, I like to have a ‘perfect’ record, but still this plays out and the warping issue is not audible. The only way to know it’s warped is to look at it. The warp on mine is not a bother to me. Others might have issues with it, of course. When I replayed my copy with a record weight it was flat warp free.”
Also keep in mind the vinyl has been in storage for 30 years, so the album will need a wet cleaning to remove dust and such.
3 — Black Tape For A Blue Girl: With my sorrows — 10″ clear vinyl ($20)
An ambient sound excursion. Limited to 300 copies released in 1997 by the Italian Amplexus label. 20 minutes of material created from minimal electronics and stripped bare string passages from Remnants of a deeper purity. The tracks are now on the 2nd disc of the 20th anniversary CD.
4 — lack Tape For A Blue Girl: Bike Shop — yellow & black swirled vinyl 12″ ($7)
Limited edition of 500. Only one of the four tracks on Bike Shop appears in this form on the new album These fleeting moments. Moody darkwave with a stirring vocal performance from Michael Plaster of SoulWhirlingSomewhere and drums from The Dresden Doll’s Brian Viglione. Melancholy vocal melodies, acoustic guitar & Moog electronics.
5 — Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Rope — Tote Bag ($20)
This 14x14x3 inch black tote is perfect for carrying LPs or a supermarket trip.