Simple Pleasure gets re-release on 180g Double-LP Gatefold Vinyl in January 2018

source: screenshot of the product page on Music on Vinyl website http://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/tindersticks/simple-pleasure

Music on Vinyl (a vinyl only record label that rereleases LP and 7″ vinyl pressings from the Netherlands) has licensed the SIMPLE PLEASURE album from the band’s former major record label, and will issue a 2 LP 180g Vinyl, based on 24-bit 96kHz digital files for the production, as a re-release of the 1999 released (2004 the bonus tracks on LP-2 were released as part of the deluxe 2-CD re-issue from Universal) album on 26.01.2018 :

source: screenshot of the amazon.co.uk listing

amazon starts selling this on 2nd of February 2018:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Simple-Pleasures-Gatefold-sleeve-vinyl/dp/B0781VSSHD/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1513729361&sr=8-6&keywords=tindersticks

“Simple Pleasures” is just a typo here at amazon.

Tracklisting includes on the 2nd LP the demo/altnative tracks from the deluxe 2-CD remastered release of Universal.

So expect, similar running times & track order:

screenshot from discogs.com – 2 CD release of the deluxe reissue.

 

Update 1: TOC of the 2 Lp release:

SIDE A

1. CAN WE START AGAIN?
2. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT
3. PRETTY WORDS
4. FROM THE INSIDE
5. IF SHE’S TORN

SIDE B

1. BEFORE YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES
2. (YOU TAKE) THIS HEART OF MINE
3. I KNOW THAT LOVING
4. CF GF

SIDE C

1. TWISTED WHEEL
2. ONE WAY STREET
3. (YOU’RE A) PUSSYCAT
4. IF SHE’S TORN
5. A LITTLE TIME
6. PRETTY WORDS
7. (YOU TAKE) THIS HEART OF MINE

SIDE D

1. I KNOW THAT LOVING
(REMIX BY ADRIAN SHERWOOD)
2. DAVID’S SOUL
3. IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR A WAY OUT
4. PUPPYFAT
5. CF GF

hidden stories: “possesion immédiate” french journal interview with Stuart (around 05-2014)

Possesion Immédiate french journal interview with Stuart (around  May 2014)

I found this interview sometime before, but it got lost in the time. This is a really good interview with Stuart A. Staples about some hidden stories & facts of the band history & other things – really worth reading !

check out the full interview here:

part I: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/05/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-1/
part II: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/05/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-2/
part III: http://possession-immediate.com/2014/06/stuart-staples-tindersticks-entretien-3/

 

Great Article from The Quietus about the new album, old official videos & albums in retrospect

The latest Quietus article features a great interview with Stuart & David – esp. the comments on their old official videos & albums in retrospect are worth exploring.

“… DB: The first album was a really fresh, wonderful time. We’d spent then years growing up, being in bands, trying to be successful. When we gave up trying, everything seemed to happen. And I remember us wanting to introduce the band to public through the ‘City Sickness’ video – not making a traditional video trying to impress people at MTV, but having little story, and a natural feel to it.

SS: The song is still very special to me. I wrote it in St Ives – I’d taken a train there to escape London, to try and sort my head out – and I’ve been back there since, gone back to that spot, and could remember that exact moment. It was something felt at that time, and needed to say. And that relationship with Martin [Wallace, their video director] is still so strong. That visual sense has always been so important to us. And this video, with David ending up being right at centre of it….I was a bystander, with Syd in that video as a baby [Stuart’s eldest daughter, now 20]. There were some hairy moments with David pushing her through Soho late at night, getting severe looks from people! But whenever I think of this song now…we’d just made first album, we were on a real high. Full of pure joy.”

Some new “old” insights into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split

Insight into the post-Curtains time & the original band-line-up split can be found in the newly published liner notes on Can our Love & Waiting for the moon on the official websites discography.

Check it out here in full:

http://www.tindersticks.co.uk/discography/

 

some points:

tindersticks had been together for almost 10 years. Six people, all equal. Even when it wasn’t. We were a financial disaster. We were told to split the band. Make members employees; claim their wages against tax. So we split down the middle. Me, Dickon and Stuart. Mark, Al and Neil. This was supposed to help. But it just divided us.”


“The problems started during the making of “curtains” five years before. Everyone was to blame in different ways. The fact was we were bored. We’d gone from being six very strong people, pushing forward, to becoming this machine, just ticking over. It began to feel there was always one or more of us not believing, detached. … Simple Pleasure was made out of the need to change. We should have had the guts to end it there. What followed with Can Our Love and Waiting For The Moon were failures. Some wonderful music and great songs, but as whole pieces of work, they fail. And trying just wasn’t fun anymore. The magic had gone.”