It was announced last week that TOY LOVE wee to be recipients of the Legacy Award at this years NZ Music Awards and that a compilation of their singles was being released by Real Groovy Records on vinyl.
This morning Real Groovy Records have revealed more information.
Collecting all the three TOY LOVE singles’ A & B sides, plus the best demos from 1979, a live track and a jingle – 28 tracks in total mastered for vinyl, straight from the original analogue tapes, with “no nasty CDs nor digital sources were used at all” advise Real Groovy.
Real Groovy go on to say :
“A 24 page booklet will accompany the release, with the first 400 copies being pressed on split coloured vinyl – so each disc is duo coloured.
For one day only this exclusive split coloured double LP will be available for $49-95 and only available from Real Groovy in person.
PRE-ORDERS for the black vinyl will be taken from Wednesday 10th October – while stocks last.
All tracks have been licensed from Flying Nun for this New Zealand release.”
But then, there’s even more…
In addition to the album, Real Groovy have pressed a very limited edition 7″ single Swimming Pool by Toy Love b/w Gagarin by Knox – ious – a 2012 collaboration between Chris Knox and Rackets. There are only 300 copies and they will be giving them away on the day of release (3 November) to the first 300 customers who purchase the album.
Real Groovy are ALSO releasing, on the same day, a Toy Love DVD Collection; having assembled 17 clips, studio performances, interviews and live shows from the Toy Love archives including the latest video shot for Swimming Pool by Newmatic bassist Jeff Smith – who incidentally shared a stage with Toy Love back in 1980. Real Groovy add “Ask anyone who saw Toy Love back in the day and the experience has been seared into their memories. Toy Love were a vivid musical and visual experience.”
Only 500 copies of the DVD will be available on November 3rd for $19.95 each.
You might as well get the t-shirt too. Two Toy Love designs from 1979/1980 will be available on November 3rd in limited quantity. The Bride Of Frankenstein design and the Lon Chaney design have been created from the original artwork through Mr Vintage.
November 3rd is not only the night the BLACK KEYS play at Vector Arena; it’s also a massive day of celebration at Real Groovy.