domingo, 26 de julho de 2009

Luxo na Numero


Between 1975-1977 Chicago's South Side night clubs were a little lighter. Not just because of a lanky white guy skulking about, but rather because of the camera and strobe light he carried. Michael Abramson hit Perv's House, Pepper's Hideout, The High Chaparral, The Patio Lounge, and The Showcase Lounge, not to capture the artists on stage, instead popping off a half dozen rolls every night on the crowd. Light: On The South Side gathers for the first time over 100 of these images, as Numero shines its own strobe on yet another dark corner of the past. The 132-page hard back book features photos, an ephemera section, and an essay by Nick Hornby. Housed in a gorgeous slipcase with the 12X12 book is Pepper's Jukebox, a seventeen track compilation of the kind of funky Chicago blues heard from the stage and the Wurlitizer. The deluxe 2LP set is packaged in a sharp gatefold jacket with two inner sleeves crammed to the gills with label scans and stories. All in all, it's the classiest Numero record ever made, spotted easily from across the room with it's near 2" spine.
But just when you thought we couldn't make it any more mouthwatering, we went ahead and upped the ante. The first 250 copies ordered from our website will come with a signed and hand-numbered print from the photographer Michael Abramson, plus a limited edition bonus 45. The 45 will only be available for the first 1000 orders, after that it disappears permanently.
While the soundtrack to Light: On The South Side will only be available on vinyl, the first 250 copies sold will come with an immediate link to download the album as 320kbps MP3s. And, while the book won't be issued to the public until November, we're sending out all pre-orders in September. Not convinced? Watch this: Light on The South Side Trailer.

O futuro será assim, certamente, com este tipo de edições "premium". Quem me oferece isto? A música e todos os detalhes - aqui.

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