Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Unwound - 7/26/2001 LP


Numero (2013)

When Numero put the first Unwound box set, Kid Is Gone, up for sale on their website they also provided an ordering option to get an additional LP.  This LP would only be available directly from the label to those ordering the set. The LP was a live recording of Unwound called 7/26/2001. It was recorded in 2001 right before the band released their final album.

The songs that Unwound is performing on this album are some of their earliest.  They pull material from their self titled album, some 7"s and they even play 2 really old Giant Henry songs ("Listenator" & "Chris Jordan") for good measure.  It's a pretty decent quality recording and it is interesting to hear the band at what would amount to the end of their career ripping through songs from their beginning.  There's not much in the way of banter or anything like that. Just a band reliving some memories.

As with the box set, Numero did a strong job with the packaging.  Sturdy cover, great sounding vinyl.  I guess I wish that there was room in the box set to put this LP in with everything else, but that's not really a big deal.  It's a cool record to have and absolutely worth the extra $10 it cost, but I'm not sure it will get a ton of repeat spins going forward.

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