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Mike Watt - Contemplating The Engine Room 2LP
Record Store Day Black Friday 2017 release.
Mike Watt’s second album - and first opera, as he would call it - Contemplating the Engine Room, features Nels Cline (Wilco) on guitar and Stephen Hodges (Tom Waits, Mavis Staples, David Lynch) on drums. The album is finally receiving its first vinyl pressing with this double LP, a full 20 years after its original release.
Pressed on two 180gram vinyl LPs, featuring three full sides of music, and a custom vinyl etching on the 4th side. This pressing, which comes a full 20 years after the album’s release, is the first time these recordings have made it to vinyl. It comes in a gatefold jacket complete with album lyrics.
As a bonus, the release includes a download card featuring an entire unreleased live show, Contemplating the Engine Room: Live in Long Beach ‘98 - Five Man Opera.
The pressing is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, with 300 copies on a gray marble color vinyl, randomly selected and shipped.