The Heartbreakers' 4-CD 'L.A.M.F.' - 'Definitive Version' box set.
Features: * The original Track Records album restored! * Pre-LAMF demos unearthed! * Alternative mixes exposed! * the '94 'lost mixes' version * 44-page detailed booklet A highlight of the box is a restored version of the original Track Records album, which was universally condemned in 1977 for having a 'muddy mix' (caused by mastering errors) and led to the departure of drummer Jerry Nolan. Now, using modern audio restoration techniques, at last it sounds as it was intended with the 'mud' removed. Another highlight is a disc with pre-'L.A.M.F.' demos from three sessions in 1976 and 77, including previously unreleased tracks with Richard Hell on bass. A further disc has 21 alternative 'L.A.M.F.' mixes from the marathon sessions at five different top London studios. It also includes the hitherto definitive remade 'lost mixes' version, re-compiled in 1994. The package is accompanied by a comprehensive, 44-page booklet featuring a 'Making of 'L.A.M.F.'' timeline, an introduction by Thunders biographer Nina Antonia, plus guitarist Walter Lure's recollections of the Heartbreakers time gigging, recording and living in punk London from 1976-77.Dunno how much this hit of Thunders is gonna cost , hopefully the deal will be under twenty quid. For the vinyl junkies there's a slab of 180g DMM cut vinyl in a revamped gatefold sleeve, Alongside this is a reissue of the expanded 'D.T.K. - live at the Speakeasy' album on purple vinyl (limited, numbered), and also a reissue for all three original 7" singles: - Chinese Rocks/Born To Lose, One Track Mind, and for the very first time, the exceedingly rare It's Not Enough 7". Vinyl LPs LAMF & DTK will be available at Jungle Records ebay shop next week.