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DAVID J - Tracks From the Attic -  Supreme Deluxe Vinyl Art edition Box Set




~ Triple LP pressed on natural translucent vinyl with letterpress-printed inner sleeves in a unique color scheme.


~ A set of three 6-panel folding lyric sheet inserts featuring song lyrics for all three volumes of Tracks From The Attic incorporating a selection of David's original art pieces as background imagery.


~ Perforated and numbered insert.


~ A postcard with digital download code for the full album.


~ A bonus a set of 3 CDs of the full triple album mounted on a letterpress-printed LP-sized card.


~ A signed one-of-a-kind Artwork on paper made by David J created with Spray Paint and Acrylic on Parchment. Each unique piece utilises a cassette & spooled tape as a stencil, and each piece is signed by David J. Comes in an archival clear bag with letterpress-printed archival backing board.


~ An original cassette tape used by David J to record song demos from his personal shoebox stash that was used to create this album. This original demo cassette tape spent many years residing in a showbox in his attic, and now it can be yours. The cassette tape comes wrapped in a letterpress-printed O-card and embedded in a protective piece of foam within the box.




Attics have always exerted an irresistible allure on David J’s imagination. They can unveil luminous jewels that time and dust have rendered all but lost. With Tracks From the Attic, the Bauhaus and Love and Rockets co-founder invites us to join him and climb up the ladder. 
A most fascinating journey ensues: we’re looking through boxes of tapes, getting reacquainted with an artist we’ve known for a long time—yet, the intimate songs he recorded in solitude over three decades reveal new sides to him. Even while busy with his two legendary groups, David J was bursting with songs; this is a thrilling selection of recordings he made between 1984 and 2004, some on the road and most at home, with only the help of his Muse, a recorder and a lit candle. 
Like all good attic finds, these songs were committed to tape and almost forgotten—it wasn’t until a fan-cum-friend suggested he’d offer his digitizing skills that David thought about revisiting them again. All, except for deep cut ‘This Town’, had never previously been heard. The fact that most of these tunes did not end up becoming beloved classics (something that, once you hit play, your ears will hardly come to terms with) is but a sign of David J’s ever prolific creative state. Mostly composed on acoustic guitar, they will offer unexpected revelations to long-time fans, as they bring to light facets of his musical self that could not be fully expressed in a band setting. 
It is indeed fascinating to follow the evolution of David J’s art with songs through the decades, from the observational lyrical montages of the early days to a later, confident embrace of the deeply personal. At the same time, Tracks From the Attic can also be seen as a striking introduction for newcomers—it does feel like meeting one of the great British singer-songwriters for the first time. ‘Oh No! Not Another Songwriter!’, one of the triple album set’s highlights cheekily cries out. Well, this set is evidence that, this is not just any songwriter… 


Track Listing:
1. Punishment by Roses
2. The Dream Collector
3. Blackmail
4. The Murders in the Rue Morgue
5. My Soul Was Still Shouting, ‘MORE!’
6. I Wish Those Spacemen Would Come
7. Badge of Lead (A Western)
8. Small Death Of a Broken Doll
9. She Calls the Morning Cruel
10. Lady Bureaux
11. Is There Anybody There?
12. The Wolf Knows
13. Castles of Limburg
14. If Muzak Be the Junk Food of Love
15. Homo Sapien Blues
16. This Town
17. Vincent In the Flames
18. They’ve Murdered Christ Again
19. Lucky Dog
20. Old Man in the Rain
21. Conspiracy of Shadows
22. The Long Ride Home
23. Cruel Britannia
24. All the Pilgrims
25. It’s Got to Be the Angels
26. I’ll Put Off Thinking About You for Awhile
27. Or Do I Speak Too Soon?
28. Oh No! Not Another Songwriter!
29. Diamonds, Black Eyes and Valentines Blues
30. The Most Beautiful Girls in the World
31. Before the Positive Was Negative
32. At Paradise
33. New Year’s Day
34. Leaning Towards the Falls

DAVID J - Tracks From the Attic - Supreme Deluxe Vinyl Art edition Box Set