Vinyl Colour: black Release: 2012 Label: DISCHORD RECORDS
These six songs capture Rites Of Spring in their earliest stages with original bassist Mike Fellows and entered Don Zientara's Inner Ear Studios to document the handful of songs they had written before Fellows left. Once the band played out, the songs gained velocity and intensity, but many of the elements that defined their music - frenzied energy, sharp melodies and introspective lyrics - were already very much in place. The release has been remastered from the original tapes and is presented exactly as it was on those cassettes in 1984 complete with the tape collages and assorted audio-graffiti. Vinyl version includes free MP3 download code.