Want List: It’s Immaterial – Life’s Hard And Then You Die DLX RM

Caroline International | UK | 2xCD | 2016

Caroline International | UK | 2xCD | 2016

It’s Immaterial: Life’s Hard And Then You Die UK 2xCD [2016]

Disc 1

  1. Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune)
  2. Happy Talk
  3. Rope
  4. The Better Idea
  5. Space
  6. The Sweet Life
  7. Festival Time
  8. Ed’s Funky Diner
  9. Hang On Sleepy Town
  10. Lullaby
  11. Washing The Air
  12. We’ll Turn Things Upside Down (The Enthusiasts Song)
  13. Only The Lonely
  14. A Crooked Tune
  15. Trains, Boats, Planes
  16. Hereby Hangs A Tale
  17. Kissing With Lord Herbert
  18. Driving Away From Home (Jim’s Tune) (single version)
  19. Space (single version)

Disc 2

  1. Space (John Peel Session)
  2. Hang On Sleepy Town (John Peel Session)
  3. Festival Time (John Peel Session)
  4. Rope (John Peel Session)
  5. Ed’s Funky Diner (The Keinholz Caper)
  6. Washing The Air (Rub A Dub Mix)
  7. Driving Away From Home (Wicked Weather For Walking)
  8. Ed’s Funky Diner (Friday Night, Saturday Morning)
  9. We’ll Turn Things Upside Down (When The Revolution Comes)
  10. Driving Away From Home (I Mean After All It’s Only ‘Dead Man’s Curve’)
  11. Space, He Called From The Kitchen
  12. Rope (Extended Mix)
  13. Space (Instrumental)
  14. Jazz Bo’s Holiday Transatlantique
  15. Driving Away From Home (Original 4-Track Demo)

Another day, another DLX RM that we must consider purchasing! As stated long ago on this blog, I am interested in buying all of the It’s Immaterial singles that I need to make a BSOG®. Admittedly, apart from securing a copy of “Young Man Seeks Interesting Job,” I’ve made little headway in recent years, so its to my everlasting benefit that the wonderful debut album by It’s Immaterial is getting the DLX RM make-over. This time by the editor of the SuperDeluxeEdition website, Paul Sinclair. It’s gratifying to see the reins handed to someone who lives and breathes this collector stuff! I have the original UK CD edition of this with three bonus tracks, but it will be severely outclassed by this edition.

Since this was licensed from Virgin, who released all of this material on their Circa label, it is missing out on an album’s worth of non-LP single material that predated the band’s mid-80s period, represented here. The band had flitted from one indie Liverpudlian label to another in the four years that preceded this album, but those wilderness years will probably only ever see the surface of a CD-R when and if I get off of my rear and finish that period off. In the meantime, I will be very happy to buy this expansive collection and get virtually everything from the first album period [apart from a couple of 7″ versions that there was no space for]. I have signed up for the It’s Immaterial mailing list but it has not yet revealed the release date. A glance at Amazon.co.uk proclaims release on July 1st, so it’s coming soon. Act accordingly.

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