Howl and Howl Sessions to be released on Vinyl
For the first time since it's release almost 10 years ago, HOWL will be available on vinyl starting April 21st, 2012 - National Record Store Day. Simultaneously, this will also mark the first ever vinyl pressing of The Howl Sessions.
Arguably the most discussed and revered album in BRMC's catalogue, HOWL was marked as a critical turning point in the band's career and features fan-favorites such as "Ain' t No Easy Way," "Shuffle Your Feet," and "Complicated Situation," as well as the "Mercy" and "Wishing Well" off The Howl Sessions.
The re-release of HOWL will come on heavyweight recycled color vinyl in a double gatefold that features all the artwork from the original UK Only limited edition pressing (2005) including new artwork in the gatefold. The Howl Sessions comes on a special limited edition Picture Disc and features an extended version of "Mercy," an alternate version of "Sympathetic Noose," and the never before heard song "Heaven" which was recorded during the Howl Sessions.
Both the HOWL limited edition color vinyl and The Howl Sessions picture disc are exclusive to the Official BRMC Site.
The Collector's Bundle features both HOWL and Howl Sessions, along with a limited edition Leather Bound Jouranal with a pencil and special Reversible T-Shirt. The shirt features the classic Howl Collage Cover on the outside, with a hidden inside print that reads "Time Won't Save My Soul." There are only 150 of the bundles available.
Fans will also be able to purchase a set with just the two vinyls, as well as the choice to get the records individually.
The shirt can be added to any vinyl order.
Included with the purchase of the Collectors Bundle, the Vinyl Set and the HOWL Vinyl will be an instant download of a special Needle Drop Recording of HOWL taken from the original 2005 UK Release done by PBTHAL. One of the premier underground needle droppers active today, PBTHAL raises the craft of vinyl ripping to the level of audiophile artistry. He extracts every bit of detail out of record grooves and turns them into digital files using a handpicked stack of analog and digital gear and finishes the digital with the analog integrity preserved. HOWL marks the first time PBTHAL has crossed over from the gray to make his work available in such a public forum.
Pre-Orders of the Collector's Bundle and the Vinyl Set will come with an instant download of the previously unreleased cover of Moby Grape's classic song "I Am Not Willing" that was recorded during the HOWL recording sessions.
All physical items will ship on or before April 21st