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GONE 2021 re release

GONE, the debut Vinny Peculiar album from 1998 gets a 2021 digital re release, initially via BAND-CAMP and coming to all the major platforms including Spotify April 9th.  Its been a little odd listening to it once again after such a long time but in a good way, it still has its moments, and of course it brings back memories of numerous late night sessions on borrowed time paid for by a Halifax Building Society Windfall and the generous facilitation of the studio owner studio owner Keith Leary.  The album caused something of a mini stir on release and got a proper rave review in the OBSERVER on the back of which we sold a good copies by mail order directly from the studio and received a suits offer from Paul Smith which never quite came off. I did speak with him on the phone though which was kind of cool. I guess the suit gig rightfully went to Tindersticks. The original artwork for GONE is probably on a computer long out of commission so Paul Cliff has stepped up with a lovely new image for the re release. If theres enough interest I’ll re press the album, do let me know what you think.

Here’s The OBSERVER review

Mr Peculiar-aka Alan Wilkes-is a Manchester singer-songwriter who looks as if he’s been through many a wilderness year in preparation for this clear-eyed, beautiful debut. His CV is a bit misleading; he’s recently supported old farts like Nils Lofgren and Roger McGuinn, but Gone is eclectic and adventurous, reminiscent of Baby Bird’s early demos or Microdisney’s first album. Vinny’s voice is more emotive than strictly tuneful, but his guitar playing is delicately inspired and the songs are almost all lovely, whether wired and Television like [Shrinemaker], sparse and melancholy [Sahadow Box] or positively Beatleseque [Calm Me Down]. Gone gets its proper release later this year, but if you need it now [and I suggest you do] just send a cheque to Bughouse Music, Clarence House, 36 Clarence Street, Liverpool L3 5TN

GONE 2021 re release

GONE, the debut Vinny Peculiar album from 1998 gets a 2021 digital re release, initially via BAND-CAMP and coming to all the major platforms including Spotify April 9th.  Its been a little odd listening to it once again after such a long time but in a good way, it still has its moments, and of course it brings back memories of numerous late night sessions on borrowed time paid for by a Halifax Building Society Windfall and the generous facilitation of the studio owner studio owner Keith Leary.  The album caused something of a mini stir on release and got a proper rave review in the OBSERVER on the back of which we sold a good copies by mail order directly from the studio and received a suits offer from Paul Smith which never quite came off. I did speak with him on the phone though which was kind of cool. I guess the suit gig rightfully went to Tindersticks. The original artwork for GONE is probably on a computer long out of commission so Paul Cliff has stepped up with a lovely new image for the re release. If theres enough interest I’ll re press the album, do let me know what you think.

Here’s The OBSERVER review

Mr Peculiar-aka Alan Wilkes-is a Manchester singer-songwriter who looks as if he’s been through many a wilderness year in preparation for this clear-eyed, beautiful debut. His CV is a bit misleading; he’s recently supported old farts like Nils Lofgren and Roger McGuinn, but Gone is eclectic and adventurous, reminiscent of Baby Bird’s early demos or Microdisney’s first album. Vinny’s voice is more emotive than strictly tuneful, but his guitar playing is delicately inspired and the songs are almost all lovely, whether wired and Television like [Shrinemaker], sparse and melancholy [Sahadow Box] or positively Beatleseque [Calm Me Down]. Gone gets its proper release later this year, but if you need it now [and I suggest you do] just send a cheque to Bughouse Music, Clarence House, 36 Clarence Street, Liverpool L3 5TN


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