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The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: Now Available on Viper

Postby harry » Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:24 pm

In the words of Dave from 80's Vinyl Records......

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Re: The La's book [80scasuals.co.uk]

Postby Tony » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:08 am

The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87

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The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87 book preview

Tonight (30th Sept -Tony) see’s the pre-order launch of a new book by one of Liverpool’s greatest ever bands, The La’s. Entitled The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87.

Available via 80’s Casual and the Viper label the book tells the early years story of the band with upmost detail to attention and previously unseen pics. Matt Mead investigates for Louder Than War.

On 14th September 2017 an Exhibition of rare and unseen photos of The La’s first tour opened at The Florrie, Liverpool. A period described as a magical time and a crucial part of The La’s story. Amongst the photographs are a selection of ephemera including gig posters, tickets and handwritten lyrics being displayed for the first time. Dave Hewitson of 80s Casuals takes up the story ‘It’s these artefacts that caught my eye, having a loft full of similar music and football related items. I mentioned to ex band members Paul Hemmings and Mike Badger over the coming days about how such periods of our youth need to be documented, particularly in a book if possible, and especially about a band of such legendary and cult status as The La’s.

‘We discussed the book project. Mike had an archive of stuff from the very early days of forming the band in 1984, from press clippings and diary entries to a receipt from the first studio demos during which Breakloose, Doledrum, Open Your Heart, Son of a Gun and Callin’ All, were all recorded. Paul had a major part in curating the 2017 Exhibition and therefore had access to much of that memorabilia, including Lee Mavers hand written lyrics of songs, as well as having his own diaries from his time with the band. That was all i needed to hear. The book would cover the beginnings of the band up to their first single release at the end of 1987.’

Tonight’s pre-order is for 50 hardback books which will go on sale from 7pm. The price for the presale books is £50 which includes: Hand finished Hardback Cover, signed by the books curators, Mike Badger, Paul Hemmings and Dave Hewitson. 7″ Heavyweight Vinyl. Side A. ‘Open Your Heart Side’ B. features never before released versions of ‘I.O.U’ and ‘Feelin’’.

A softback version will be available at a special book launch at the end of November. More details to follow.


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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87 - hardback; paperback in Nov

Postby Tony » Sun Sep 30, 2018 1:26 pm

That your writeup matey? It's cool, always great to see the La's covered :)
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87 - hardback; paperback in Nov

Postby mead170375 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:06 pm

Tony wrote:That your writeup matey? It's cool, always great to see the La's covered :)
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80s Casuals confirms it's an "online" launch / release is tonight
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https://www.80scasuals.co.uk
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Uncovered!!! :D
“Tonight’s pre-order is for 50 hardback books which will go on sale from 7pm. The price for the presale books is £50 which includes: Hand finished Hardback Cover, signed by the books curators, Mike Badger, Paul Hemmings and Dave Hewitson. 7″ Heavyweight Vinyl. Side A. ‘Open Your Heart Side’ B. features never before released versions of ‘I.O.U’ and ‘Feelin’’. “
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87 - hardback; paperback in Nov

Postby Tony » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:05 pm

It's up!
https://www.80scasuals.co.uk/shop/place ... 6nby-ap3cy

The track info for the vinyl is as follows:

The La’s 7” Heavyweight Vinyl EP. A; ‘Open Your Heart’ B; ‘I.O.U.’ / ‘Feelin’’

Open Your Heart was written in the Summer of 1986 it started as a poem
( included in the Scrap book) in my diary I suppose it's self explaining really- It was a time of Thatcher and ' greed was good' had taken over the country (at the expense of places like Liverpool) it was a direct reatcion to that. It was recorded in Sept 1986 at the Attic Studio in Cornwallis St. To start with I played it to Lee and he developed the simple stabbing riff on the verse. There's references to mortality/acceptance !

NOTE: When I was hanging out with Lee in 1999 with the hope of getting things going again he told me that Timeless Melody came off the back of Open Your Heart. If you listen to the way the chorus shifts in its the same and he changed the words to 'open your mind' towards the end. [Mike Badger]
(First released on Breakloose Viper 002 CD/Vinyl)!

IOU - recorded circa May 1987 in the legendary Stables. Many La's classic songs were written here i.e Timeless Melody, There She Goes , Way Out, Feelin', Over ( which was recorded in the Stables and released as a B side ) etc. Very creative time and before the band signed the record deal. Most days it would be Lee, John and Paul rehearsing and working on songs. !

Feelin' - recorded 8/11/87 at the Croydon Underground on the first major tour. Very rare recording. Some of the tour was done without drums as Timmo had left the band which included this date. Both recordings previously unreleased. [Paul Hemmings]
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby oozeymc » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:30 pm

Ordered! :D
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby mead170375 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:17 pm

Less than 15 copies left
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:38 pm

£50!
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Tony » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:08 pm

Presume the paperback, non-vinyl-including version end of Nov will be cheaper (though I bought this - that exhibition was ace)
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Kev » Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:35 pm

Is the vinyl going to be available?
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Tony » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:26 pm

Weird that the Viper site hasn't changed, it was meant to launch there too. I'd say the vinyl is their responsibility.

Anyway, latest update says these will be shipped out before the softback launch end of November; there's about 10 copies left.
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Tony » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:04 pm

Vinyl update:

vinyl will be sold with the softback and possibly on its own. Only 250 vinyls being produced.

(so 200 more than this limited hardback sale...)
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Kev » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:32 pm

Excellent. We need more La's vinyl.
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Re: The La’s Scrapbook 1984-87: hardback out now; paperback

Postby Tony » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:32 pm

The La’s Scrapbook- 1984/87’ Handmade hardback Book with 7” Vinyl now SOLD OUT. Thanks for all Pre-Orders. We’ll post once we receive them in early November.
Details of the Limited Edition of the softback book coming soon.
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