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Yesterday we started looking at albums not ever released on CD format. We got into the letter “C” on my list. I took a stroll the other morning through my Record Cell racks, pulling titles and taking notes. I may have missed a few things in the predawn haste, but we’ll get to everything eventually. Commenter Tim mentioned tracks that were missing from DLX RMs, but those were technically single material, and thus outside of the purview of this thread. If I were to ever produce a “rare tracks not yet on CD” this could the last thread this blog ever needed! RED = I have already made a CD of this. GREEN = awaiting remastering in my Media Empire Room. BLUE = I still need to buy this on LP to make a CD of it. Back to the list…
I know, where’s the first Comateens album? Why begin with the second? Well, in 2007, the band self-issued a CD. Do I have it? Not yet… but it’s out there. Album #2 is in the Record Cell, awaiting remastering. With remixes, I have some, but not all. Should I add the “right” bonus tracks to this or just make a Comateens rarity disc after all is said and done?
Comateens – Deal With It
I have the “Resist Her” single from this, but still need the album. There was a 2nd single, “Don’t Come Back” recorded for a 1991 Comateens GH album for their adoring French market only. Lyn Byrd [vox/synths] managed to do some work with longtime French favorite Etienne Daho on his “Pour Nos Vies Martiennes” album.
The single from this album haunted me for decades until I finally found a copy for sale at my local record store on their dollar birthday sale blowout! Less than a year afterward and I managed to score a copy of the just as scarce LP, so this is one that could happen quickly. All the parts are in hand.
I have gone on repeatedly about how I’d love to buy the three Finzerprintz albums on CD to a chorus of yawns from The Man [and his “labels“]. Looks like it will come down to me. I’ve had the album in the Record Cell for over a decade now. I am still working on the singles needed to take this one to completion.
The second Fingerprintz album had proven a difficult disc to find, as I only got it about two years ago. Once again, the Harvest records birthday sale where they opened the basement for its annual clear-out did I get fulfillment here. Once again, I am waiting for a B-side to fill out the proposed CD.
I have the final Fingerprintz album in all three variations! The initial release [German], the dramatic revised pressing [UK], and the severely edited US version. I still can’t believe that I grabbed the scant 1st pressing in a store in my own state! I thought for certain I’d have to pay a heavy mail order tax to get this puppy!
I only have a few appearance of The Fontana Mix on a few Compact Organization samplers, but I was captivated by their music. Surely, It would behoove me to buy every release that Compact Records ever released? I suspect I’d have nothing but quality under my roof if I did. I have a 7″ single, but releases by this band are insanely scarce. This will be a mail order item for certain.
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