Limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
“Here is the explanation. Here is what happened. Dave Formula, he phoned me with the idea. The wheeze. Then Vediovis, god of disappointment, told me in no uncertain terms that the usual observances would both do, and would need to be done. But speaking personally, I’m doing this because, well, there’s this woman I need to impress”.
Magazine, Howard Devoto’s imperious post-punk / art-rock pioneers, issue a limited edition 45rpm 12” vinyl release.
Entitled ‘Once @ The Academy’, it features 5 tracks recorded in stereo multi-track live from their hometown of Manchester, England on the ‘Real Life & Thereafter’ 2009 ‘comeback' tour. The Magazine line-up at these shows was : Howard Devoto – Vocals; Barry Adamson – Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals; John Doyle – Drums; Dave Formula – Keyboards; Noko – Guitar.
This ‘extended play’ covers the band’s initial halcyon days of their first three album releases – ‘Real Life’, ’Secondhand Daylight’ and ’The Correct Use Of Soap’.
This is a black vinyl release and is limited to 1000 copies only. It is packaged with both a deluxe outer and deluxer inner sleeve. It rotates on your turntable at forty-five rpm and clocks in at a total of twenty-three and a half minutes.
“The striking thing is not only that they sound fantastic, but how contemporary their 30 year old material seems. Even Devoto’s lady friend would be impressed” – The Guardian
“Magazine were influential, brilliant, but never had a hit. These gigs are a cherry on a cake or two. Undoubtedly the comeback of the year” – The Independent
“It was remarkable. Nearly 30 years since they last played and they were everything you could hope for. It was strangely free of nostalgia. Just great songs, really well played” – Jonny Greenwood (Radiohead)
The Light Pours Out Of Me
Twenty Years Ago
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)