There's a Star Above the Manger Tonight (2014 Reissue)
Label: Jealous Butcher
Catalog #: 4024399
Words from the band on their upcoming reissues:
"When we started this archival reissue series project it was simple: reissue our three original SubPop LPs, through our friends at Jealous Butcher, with a little digital bonus material. However, when we started to dig into “There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight,” we realized it was too long to fit on a single LP, so we decided to recut it as a double LP. Still pretty simple, right? Except when we looked at the other 2 LPs, they were also too long to fit on single LPs. On top of that, our first record, “Red Red Meat”, had never been released on vinyl!
So we started brainstorming and talking with folks about it. “Hey, [John Herndon] made some cool paintings, let’s get [Steve Walters] to make some posters”, and “maybe there’s some live material in the storage space,” and “what about making a book of all the records?!?!” And well, things got more exciting and less simple really quickly.
This is why we’ve teamed up with PledgeMusic for the reissue series, starting with “There’s a Star Above the Manger Tonight” in November 2014 and ending with “Red Red Meat” in October of 2015. Our campaign has three goals — 100%, 200%, 300% — as we reach each goal we can begin working on each album and then send them out to you as they’re completed. Finally, when we make it to the end of the campaign, we’ll be collecting all of the albums in a limited edition 8 LP hand-bound book.
Along the way, we’ll be sending you updates, photos, snippets of songs, videos and more as we scour the archives looking for extra things to include on each album. You can even own some of these bits of ephemera — posters, original artwork, test pressings, hand written lyric sheets, acetates, signed photos — and we’ll release more items as we come across them.
Putting together this collection of reissues is going to be an awesome journey and we’re looking forward to sharing the nuts and bolts of it all with you as we sort through the storage space, dig through our closets and wonder where the hell we set that thing 20 years ago looking for something new to bring into the light of day.