Opal - Early Recordings/Happy Nightmare Baby

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I believe Amazon is already shipping these (it says shipped from and sold by Amazon - delivery by tomorrow). I'd order it but I already have the earlier CD.

Spencer Chow, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:11 (eleven months ago) link

yeah i don't really know, haha.

tylerw, Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:36 (eleven months ago) link

I wonder what source was used to master the thing... did they just take the CD version and master it for vinyl, lopping off "Hear the Wind Blow"?

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 3 November 2019 17:50 (eleven months ago) link

This is a CD.

Spencer Chow, Monday, 4 November 2019 06:00 (eleven months ago) link

The new CD comes with the original CD bonus track "Hear the Wind Blow" plus four additional bonus tracks: "I Called Erin," "Don't Stop the Train," "Sailing Boats" and an alternate version of "Empty Bottles." It sounds great (i.e. not compressed), and the bonus tracks are wonderful. I have been waiting for a legit reissue for a long, long time (25+ years) since I refused to pay collector prices, ha (and yes, I did download MP3s to tide me over). "Empty Box Blues" goes through my head *all the time*. For the record, Rainy Day's cover of "Flying on the Ground is Wrong" is one of my favorite tracks ever recorded by anyone.

ernestp, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:48 (eleven months ago) link

Rainy Day reissue next, I hope? That album kills Early Recordings (and I have always really liked Early Recordings)

Anyway, I bought this.

Paul Ponzi, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:56 (eleven months ago) link

xpost - thanks for the report! I think I've only seen "Sailing Boats" on 'Early Recordings 2'.

Ordering this now.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:01 (eleven months ago) link

And yes, fingers crossed for 'Rainy Day'.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:03 (eleven months ago) link

double wow! it was listed as a vinyl release on amazon initially

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:09 (eleven months ago) link

Ah, ok. I'm really glad it's not just some vinyl repackage.

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 01:13 (eleven months ago) link

gahhhh OK thanks

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:04 (eleven months ago) link

can anyone give me a link to buy other than Amazon?

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 03:06 (eleven months ago) link

oh hell yeah looks like they did Happy Nightmare Baby as well

https://www.roughtrade.com/us/opal/happy-nightmare-baby

Book Doula (sleeve), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:32 (eleven months ago) link

would kinda like to know who is behind these reissues

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 05:46 (eleven months ago) link

love Sailing Boats, can't wait to hear the others!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 08:49 (eleven months ago) link

Re: "who is behind these reissues" - in the credits, it says: "2019 reissue Frank Gironda- Lookout Mgt., Pat Thomas"

ernestp, Thursday, 7 November 2019 12:15 (eleven months ago) link

OK, that's Mazzy Star's management company.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Thursday, 7 November 2019 14:40 (eleven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Rainy Day reissue next, I hope?

Happy Nightmare Baby reissue now has a listing on Amazon US with a Nov 1 release date, still unavailable though:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X7CP219

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 24 November 2019 18:08 (eleven months ago) link

Early Recordings reissue is still not listed on Discogs, so I assume there are no actual physical copies out there yet:

https://www.discogs.com/Opal-Early-Recordings/master/30242

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 24 November 2019 20:56 (eleven months ago) link

there are, I have one

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Sunday, 24 November 2019 22:44 (eleven months ago) link

ah cool!

Book Doula (sleeve), Sunday, 24 November 2019 22:52 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

god damn it this appears to have vanished completely, still not listed on Discogs and unavailable anywhere (even Amazon)

f. hazel plz ILXmail me if you can rip yr copy?

so frustrating

subway Stalinist (sleeve), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 01:25 (nine months ago) link

The CD reissue of Happy Nightmare Baby also vanished, I assume the few copies Amazon got last year of Early Recordings were not meant to be sold, in reference to the tweet from Pat Thomas about the reissues being embargoed until the royalties for Kendra Smith get worked out.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:10 (nine months ago) link

haha, the saga continues ... the reissues are listed for preorder over here, but who knows: https://www.propermusic.com/label/s/sally-gardens.html

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:20 (nine months ago) link

in the meantime, i recently came across a 1985 recording (with opening set by Hope Sandoval's first band): https://ia801509.us.archive.org/32/items/Opal1985-04-22TexasRecordsLosAngelesCA/Opal1985-04-22TexasRecordsLosAngelesCA.mp3?cnt=0

GOING HOME (opener)
OPAL
1985-04-22
Texas Records L.A.(CA) USA

Going Home:
1. Give You My Lovin' 3:53
2. The Scarecrow 4:32
3. 2:41
4. 2:09
Total: 13:15

Opal:
5. Lisa's Funeral 8:03
6. Rock Section 7:09
7. Blue Flower 4:58
8. Lullabye 6:03
9. She's A Diamond 3:30
10. Fell From The Sun 4:49
11. Soul Giver 9:24

tylerw, Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:22 (nine months ago) link

thx for the webmail f. hazel, much appreciated!

subway Stalinist (sleeve), Tuesday, 7 January 2020 17:46 (nine months ago) link

thanks tylerw, a Kendra version of Blue Flower is pretty cool, and the fuzzed out Lullabye too! complete with dude creeping on Hope Sandoval after their set... Mazzy Star played Blue Flower and Rock Section when I saw them last February!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Wednesday, 8 January 2020 04:03 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

dear f. hazel, sorry to bother you but I have not seen a second email from you, just checking!

let's talk about gecs baby (sleeve), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:49 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OsKEMrh_W0

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:03 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWuUYFF31rQ

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 00:29 (eight months ago) link

via Ned on FB:

Pat Thomas just posted a note including this: "I manage Kendra. There will be some news soon about Opal reissues. Please do NOT ask me any more details about the release of Opal at this time. Roback made some magical music (with many of my close friends) - my favorite is the early Opal material."

sleeve, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 01:47 (eight months ago) link

Roback made some magical music

MAGICK POWER

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 03:40 (eight months ago) link

Just the most amazing song (and video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6g1IvcwL5Y

Spencer Chow, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 06:03 (eight months ago) link

Just noticed that the "Verified Artist" page for Opal on Spotify--while including an authentic band photo and bio--completely features music by an unrelated artist using the same name.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 07:35 (eight months ago) link

<iframe width="616" height="462" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/iEamS2sQO9Q"; frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

cw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:38 (eight months ago) link

ahhhh, evidently not how that works, empty box blues, beautiful stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=iEamS2sQO9Q&feature=emb_logo

cw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 21:42 (eight months ago) link

via Elvis Telecom on FB, never seen this (great) show before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCqD-vCS9hw

sleeve, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 22:44 (eight months ago) link

wow never seen that one before!

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Wednesday, 26 February 2020 23:37 (eight months ago) link

nice! it's nice that for a relatively obscure band, Opal/Clay Allison was pretty well-documented, bootleg-wise. here's one of their earliest live gigs: https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/611039000197775360/clay-allison-mccabes-guitar-shop-santa-monica

tylerw, Wednesday, 26 February 2020 23:51 (eight months ago) link

sleeve do I still owe you an email?

avellano medio ingl├ęs (f. hazel), Thursday, 27 February 2020 01:49 (seven months ago) link

"Rocket Machine" is such a jam. What a band.

j.o.h.n. in evanston (john. a resident of chicago.), Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:06 (seven months ago) link

xp yes please!

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2020 04:16 (seven months ago) link

https://t.co/AEQAuASxM8

— Pat Thomas (@PatThomas1964) February 27, 2020



(Release date on record shop sites I use went back to April the other day.)

Tim, Thursday, 27 February 2020 07:34 (seven months ago) link

So I think I read that the opal reissue from 2019 wasn't authorized? I see it up for pre-order now. Confused

god_of_hell_fire, Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:34 (seven months ago) link

My guess (genuinely only a guess) is that it was put together by someone who thought they had the rights or didn't think there would be a problem with them, then a few copies got out, then there was a problem with the rights, subsequently resolved, release is back on.

Tim, Thursday, 27 February 2020 16:39 (seven months ago) link

otm imo

sleeve, Thursday, 27 February 2020 17:32 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

how did I space on the Early Recordings vol 2 mentioned upthread? I'm having a very enjoyable afternoon catching up. If I'd been handed a copy of this 25 years ago my brain would have exploded.

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 06:27 (four months ago) link

...is this available for purchase? It's on youtube for streaming.

that's not my post, Friday, 19 June 2020 03:36 (four months ago) link

It's a boot, apparently from a tape stolen from David Roback. A few of the songs are not Opal but another member of Rain Parade I think.

assert (MatthewK), Friday, 19 June 2020 04:13 (four months ago) link

I can ysi if u ILXmail me

also paging f. hazel, I did email you but never got that link

sleeve, Friday, 19 June 2020 05:01 (four months ago) link


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