*STOP THE PRESS!
This newsletter was scheduled for last Tuesday. However, when the vinyl for ‘I CAME HERE TO BLOW MINDS’ splatter pattern reissue arrived in the UK, ready for distribution, I discovered that the colour choice I’d ordered was not the same as the vinyl delivered.
I do love the new one, I approve it, so it has immediately become a collector rarity, because I’ve held back 45 copies and the rest are being swapped out for my original colour choice. So, the 45 additional very rare copies are now up for grabs……
For all of you who preordered, your record is on the way and you have something special!
For all you who who did not! Please order a copy! You will briefly (as long as stock lasts) have the choice to receive the Pink/White version in 4 weeks time or the specialty Red/White/Blue now…
As for the vinyl package itself:
This is my ‘break-out’ LP and features 13 original compositions.The songs are typically ranging from my love of New York New Wave Rock n Roll through to more Country Ballad and Phil Spector ‘Wall Of Sound’ production. Reissued now as a Special Edition Colour Splatter 12” vinyl. Not only that… the artwork: jacket, inner-sleeve and labels have been re-envisioned and updated, clearly this is a one-off run of vinyls!
1. The Moon Dead in the River (4.57)
2. Where Have You Been, So Long? (4.27)
3. Don’t Shoot – I Ain’t Dillinger (4.41)
4. Municipal Blues (3.26)
5. New Wave Flowered Up Main Street Acid Baby (2.44)
6. Speedball (3.59)
Side One – Total running time: 23 minutes
7. No Dice (3.22)
8. You Tell Me (3.46)
9. King Hoodlum (3.26)
10. One Evening, in a Small Café (3.45)
11. These Beggar Memories (4.21)
12. You’re a Fucking Mess, But You Sure Is Pretty (2.19)
13. I Came Here to Blow Minds (3.21)
Side Two – Total running time: 23 minutes
Total Running Time: 46 Minutes
Wendy James – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keys
Jeremy Orsel – Rhythm & Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar
Hadrien Grange – Drums
Brock Fitzgerald – Guitar
Wade Keighran – Bass, Percussion
Sam Pearton – Drums
All songs written and produced by Wendy James
All songs mixed by Wendy James & Scott Horscroft
Photography by James Traill
Art Direction by Wendy James & China Heights
*Mastered for Vinyl
There are 2 accompanying Artwork Proofs left, which are beautiful and I will personalize to you, and I have 1 Vinyl Test Pressing as well, which I can also sign and personalize AND some hand-written lyrics!
I Came Here To Blow Minds Artwork Proofs:
I Came Here To Blow Minds 12” Vinyl Test Pressing:
IN OTHER GOOD NEWS…
Here is a video message I prerecorded at the end of last week! Not only announcing ‘I Came Here To Blow Minds’ availability but also the fact that I’ve finished demo-ing Song 9 of The Wendy James Album 10, it’s called ‘This Declaration Of Love’.
I know I’ve said all along that there would be 10 songs for Album 10 but I do have 2 further ideas so it might be that Album 10 has 12 songs on it!
Either way, the wait for the writing stage is nearly over and I’ll be able to start scheduling the recording sessions and therefore the VIP studio visits too! Don’t worry – the recording process will stretch out over half a year I’m sure, so there will be many dates to choose from!
Song Titles so far are:
1. SWEET LIKE LOVE
2. A HAPPY LIFE
3. EVERYTHING IS MAGIC
4. MAY I KISS YOU? (JUST ENOUGH TO GET US INTO TROUBLE)
5. THE CRACK AND THE BOOM OF THE CREEPS AND THE GOONS
6. A BIG VICIOUS RUMBLE
7. DO YOU DIG IT? DO YOU LOVE IT? IS IT GROOVY?
8. DON’T LET DAYLIGHT INTO MAGIC
9. THIS DECLARATION OF LOVE
– and they’re all great!!
Preorder Album 10 at https://thewendyjames.com/product-category/wendy-james-album-10/in a handful of different formats, some of which will include extras and bonuses too (to be decided!)
So, I hope you’re all good and Thank you as always and Love as always