Monday, January 26, 2015

Game Theory - Real Nighttime Pre-order Heads Up



I wanted to give you a heads up that the Omnivore Recordings reissue of Game Theory's Real Nighttime is available for pre-order now. The first 300 copies pre-ordered on LP from Omnivore will include a bonus flexi-disc of "Dead Center" that was originally intended to be distributed with copies of Option magazine. This was something Dan Vallor hinted at in my interview with him when he mentioned a "golden ticket" item, but he made me promise not to mention anything until plans were finalized. I kept my promise, but the cat's out of the bag now.

If you're a digital only person, don't freak out, the flexi-disc version of "Dead Center" was included on the recent CD reissue of Dead Center, this is really for the collector/fetishist types.

"Omnivore Recordings’ re-introduction of the Game Theory catalog continues with the 30th Anniversary reissue of Real Nighttime.

Their first in a long line of albums produced by Mitch Easter (R.E.M., Let’s Active), this version adds an astonishing 13 bonus tracks (10 previously unissued) to the original album’s lauded twelve. From hard-to-find compilation tracks to live and unheard material (including covers of songs by Gerry Rafferty and Queen), Real Nighttime now not only stands as the band’s breakthrough, but as a true document of their emergence into the annals of music history.

Available on CD and Digital, as well as a translucent red LP (with download card for entire CD program), Real Nighttime stands as a fan favorite, and as a truly classic release. Packaging includes rare photos and an interview with Mitch Easter and series co-producer Pat Thomas, as well as notes from Byron Coley (Spin, Forced Exposure) and a remembrance from Carl Newman of The New Pornographers.

The sun has risen once again on the Game Theory catalog. Now it’s time to prepare for the Real Nighttime."
    CD/LP/Digital Track List:
1. HERE COMES EVERYBODY
2. 24
3. WALTZ THE HALLS ALWAYS
4. I MEAN IT THIS TIME
5. FRIEND OF THE FAMILY
6. IF AND WHEN IT FALLS APART
7. CURSE OF THE FRONTIER LAND
8. RAYON DRIVE
9. SHE’LL BE A VERB
10. REAL NIGHTTIME
11. YOU CAN’T HAVE ME
12. I TURNED HER AWAY

     Bonus Tracks:
13. GIRL WITH A GUITAR
14. ANY OTHER HAND
15. FAITHLESS
16. BAKER STREET (Live)
17. THE RED BARON (Live)
18. IF AND WHEN IT FALLS APART (Live)
19. BEACH STATE ROCKING (Live)
20. SHE’LL BE A VERB (Live)
21. CURSE OF THE FRONTIER LAND (Live)
22. METAL AND GLASS EXACT (Live)
23. GIRL WITH A GUITAR (COMPLETE) (Live)
24. I TURNED HER AWAY (Live)
25. LILY OF THE VALLEY

     LP includes download card. 

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