LPs will be released in two waves beginning July 27th
Earlier this year, Warner Bros Records (WBR) and Rhino Records kicked off a reissue campaign for The Flaming Lips Restless Records era. The campaign, featuring albums recorded between 1986-1990, before their signing with WBR in 1991, continues with a slew of releases this summer.
All of the music on vinyl has been remastered from original sources by the band’s longtime musical foil and producer, David Fridmann, with help from the Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Michael Ivins, with lacquers cut at Sterling Sound. Additionally, the studio albums – which have been out of print for years – have been restored to their original cover art.
The Flaming Lips released four studio albums between 1984 and 1990: Hear It Is (1986), Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips (1987), Telepathic Surgery (1989) and In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) (1990). Highlights from those albums include: “Godzilla Flick,” “Unconsciously Screaming,” “One Million Billionth Of A Millisecond On A Sunday Morning” and their cover of the classic “(What A) Wonderful World.”
The music will arrive on vinyl in two waves, beginning on July 27th with Hear It Is, Oh My Gawd!!!…The Flaming Lips and Telepathic Surgery. They’ll be followed on September 14th by In A Priest Driven Ambulance (With Silver Sunshine Stares) and the double LP rarities collection, Death Trippin’ At Sunrise.
Also coming June 29th, Seeing The Unseeable: The Complete Studio Recordings Of The Flaming Lips 1986-1990, a six CD boxed set that includes their four Restless studio albums, plus two discs of rarities. The set is also packed with rare recordings originally released as b-sides, flexi discs, and on various compilations like, the Sub Pop single “Strychnine/Peace, Love And Understanding” and a cover of “After The Gold Rush” from a 1989 Neil Young tribute album Also included is The Mushroom Tapes, the series of demos for the band’s final Restless album, In A Priest Driven Ambulance, only previously issued on the Rykodisc compilation CD, The Day They Shot A Hole In the Jesus Egg.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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