03 April 2014Minny Pops - Sparks in a Dark Room LP
Following on from the 2CD edition of Sparks in a Dark Room by Minny Pops, Factory Benelux announces special limited edition 2 vinyl LP set of the very same.
The new vinyl edition features the original album on the first LP and then adds a bonus LP featuring an entire live performance (13 tracks), recorded at Amsterdam Melkweg on 7 April 2012 on their 30th anniversary tour, with original members Wally Van Middendorp, Wim Dekker and Pieter Mulder joined by new guitarist Mark Ritsema.
FBN 15 is a limited edition of just 500 copies. 300 sets will be pressed in standard black vinyl, and 200 sets in coloured vinyl (blue and orange). Both discs have been specially remastered for vinyl.
A1. A Feeling
A5. Blue Roses
B1. Black Eye
B5. Night Visit
C2. Blue Roses
C6. Dolphin's Spurt
D2. Secret Story
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography