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Soul Mining (National Album Day 2022) The The

£24.99

Released: 14th October 2022

Barcode: 196587202415

  • Format: Vinyl 12" Album
  • Category: Rock & Pop
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Released: 14th October 2022

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  • Description

    Originally released in 1983, 'Soul Mining' is the major label debut album by post-punk outfit The The, fronted by Matt Johnson. Featuring the singles 'Uncertain Smile', 'Perfect', and the iconic 'This Is The Day', the album, which is Gold-certified in the UK, has been long out of print on vinyl, except as part of a limited run 30th anniversary 2 LP box set reissue in 2014. Featuring a host of talented musicians, including JG Thirwell (aka Foetus, Manorexia and Steroid Maximus), Zeke Manyika (Orange Juice), electronic DIY pioneer Thomas Leer and Jools Holland, Matt Johnson set out with a clear vision in mind - to produce an album that felt cinematic; a record of width, depth and texture and one which avoided the mundane line-up of two guitars, bass and drums. Lauded with critical acclaim ('Soul Mining is a brilliant and very idiosyncratic album' - The Guardian ; 'Like shaving lotion applied to cleanse a wound, Johnson's songs are attractively scented and sting like hell' - Melody Maker) the music and lyrics of 'Soul Mining' are as fresh and relevant today as they were almost 40 years ago.
  • Track listing

    Track Track name Artist Time
    Track 1 I've Been Waitin' for Tomorrow (All of My Life) The The
    Track 2 This Is the Day The The
    Track 3 The Sinking Feeling The The
    Track 4 Uncertain Smile The The
    Track 5 The Twilight Hour The The
    Track 6 Soul Mining The The
    Track 7 Giant The The
  • Product Details

    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Format: Vinyl / 12" Album
    Label Sony Music CMG
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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on 30th September and 1st October and as such, we are expecting there to be a few delays with delivery as a result of these. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue to dispatch your orders and will get them to you as soon as we can! Thanks for your patience and understanding in the meantime.

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    • Royal Mail strike updates - As you have no doubt seen, Royal Mail will be striking on 30th September and 1st October and as such, we are expecting there to be a few delays with delivery as a result of these. Don’t worry though, we’ll continue to process any returns as soon as they arrive back with us and we thank you for your patience and understanding in the meantime. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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