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180 gram Weightlifting
April 10, 2020, 3:37 pm
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For the 15th anniversary of its original release, 2004’s ‘Weightlifting’ was made available on vinyl for the first time!

Remastered on 180 gram vinyl, it included a full colour outer sleeve, a full colour insert with lyrics and a colour inner sleeve featuring liner notes written by British music journalist Pete Paphides…

“If life is a spectator sport, a Trashcan Sinatras album is the work of unassuming Olympians.”

It’s a wonderful package befitting such a wonderful album and really should be part of your record collection. Get your copy here.

Now all we need is a vinyl release of ‘In The Music’…?

Also, not one but two test pressings were produced. Test pressing one had too much hiss so another was cut, but to be honest there’s not an ocean of difference to these average ears.

2004/2019 Trashcan Sinatras

 



And You Will Find…
June 26, 2010, 8:53 am
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…only if you look hard enough that is – the rare sight of the sample CD for fourth album, ‘Weightlifting’.

The little white squares on the reverse of the inlay card would have been numbered to indicate which tracks were included – 5 or 6 songs normally. This copy had no indication of how many were included, but when I popped it into the old CD player – 12 tracks were duly displayed. A ‘Brucie’ bonus don’t you think.

The band photography was by Colin Dunsmuir and the sleeve was designed by Kevin Hobbs.

2004



Forgot About This
June 12, 2010, 8:00 am
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US promo poster to support the release of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’.

Been meaning to upload this poster for ages. There, it’s done. See you soon.

2004 spinART Records (US)



Welcome Back
December 31, 2009, 6:12 pm
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Apologies for the lack of ‘action’ on FHJ recently – time wasn’t on my side.

But I’d like to say welcome back with, well, the promo of ‘Welcome Back’ funnily enough.

Released in the Summer of 2004 this was a single track promo CD sent to hip and cool radio stations for a wee spin before the release of fourth album ‘Weightlifting’. The black sheep of the album, ‘Welcome Back’ sits a bit out of place with the other album tracks, but it’s still a belter.

As you can see, there’s not much to it, just the plain old CD and a photocopied insert.

It’s rare!

2004 spinART Records – Catalogue no. unknown



You’re Unusual
August 15, 2009, 9:51 am
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In my quest to find all kinds of ‘trash’, I sometimes find some unusual pieces – like this copy of ‘Weightlifting’.

Here is what they call a ‘sample CD’ – it’s not a promo or anything. It is an original CD, the same as regular retail store product, the only difference being the sample factory labels.

These ‘samples’ are from a factory used for CD manufacturing, and have at least one large sticker directly on the artwork containing various production data which usually includes hand-writing.

Occasionally there may be other stickers or markings on other parts of the artwork, such as a descriptive label, like the one shown here.

A rare and unusual item – but interesting nonetheless.

weight_sample_03weight_sample_02weight_sample_012004 spinART Records SPART155 (US)




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