THE THE’s Matt Johnson is set to appear in conversation with DJ Food at London’s Rough Trade East on Monday 30th June 2014 to celebrate the 30th anniversary issue of Soul Mining, which will be released through Sony Music the same day.
The discussion will detail the history and the making of their major label debut, which was originally released in October 1983.
Tickets for the Q&A can be obtained via the Rough Trade website – www.roughtrade.com/events/2014/6/533 - upon pre-ordering the boxset, or in person from Rough Trade East on Monday 30th June. Two wristbands are provided for each boxset purchased.
The re-mastered, re-packed and expanded version comes packaged in a lavish 12” box. This vinyl only release includes an authentic reproduction of the 1983 release on 180g vinyl, plus an extra 12” gatefold vinyl of alternative versions and remixes.
The re-mastered audio has also been dubbed from original vinyl pressings recorded from Matt Johnson’s original 1982 Thorens TD-147 gramophone player using patent ‘Dubbed-From-Disc’ technology, obtainable via a download code contained within the boxset.
The box set also includes a unique ‘news-poster’ containing extensive notes written by Johnson that detail the making of the album.
The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Soul Mining is loyal to Johnson’s original track listing with ‘Perfect’ absent from the main album – Johnson always had it in mind for the album to finish with ‘Giant’, but ‘Perfect’ was added by the US label without Johnson’s consent. Also, tracks from the original cassette version are excluded – these were attempts at re-recording an aborted independent album, Pornorgaphy Of Despair, and were therefore felt not to belong to Soul Mining.
Soul Mining [30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] is available to pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/SoulMiningVinyl