Friday, September 25, 2015

Echo & The Bunnymen: BBC Radio Tapes '79 - '80 (2010)

BBC Radio Tapes '79 - '80 is an unofficial (bootleg, in other words) release with a hand silk-screened cover. It was released in 2010 on the Arkain Filloux label from Belgium. It may or may not be a limited edition.  I believe that some versions were released on coloured vinyl.

Evidently, the vinyl revival has meant a bootleg revival. So, you can expect incorrect song titles and mediocre sound quality, especially if the original copy is an MP3 from the floor of a concert or some other dubious source. Occasionally, there are great-sounding boots, and this one sounds pretty good, but it's not perfect. But, if you are a fan of the early Bunnymen, this is an essential item and you should track it down.

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