THE BEVIS FROND
BLUE MATTER RECORDS. LOBE 004 Stocks are now running low - we have less than 30 copies of the LP left!
‘The Clocks’ was originally issued in 2007 as a CD only limited edition of 110 for members of The Bevis Frond Online Community It comprised of 19 previously unissued tracks. Most if these were home demos featuring just Frond frontman Nick Saloman on all instruments and vocals. Since then it has never been reissued on any format. It is therefore with great pleasure that Blue Matter are re-issuing it for the first time, and now as a double vinyl album. Due to certain circumstances, three on the original tracks could not be used so we have replaced these with another three previously unheard tracks from Nick Salomon’s extensive archives.
These songs include the 7 minute ‘She’s Taken It All’, originally intended for the 2004’s ‘Hit Squad’ album, but dropped at the last minute due to timing constraints. The beautiful ‘You Better Make Do’ and the edgy 'Devil Doll’ have also been added.
We are delighted to be able to make this ‘long lost’ album available once again, and think it will be a welcome addition to the Bevis Frond canon.
THE BEVIS FROND
THE LONG STUFF
BLUE MATTER RECORDS. LOBE 010
RELEASE DATE: MAY 22 2023
‘The Long Stuff’ was originally released in 2002 as a limited edition CD. There were just 110 copies pressed and sold to the members of the then online ‘Bevis Frond Community’. Since then it has never been reissued in any format. The album was a collection of unreleased tracks from Nick Saloman’s archive, but what tied this lot together was that all of the tracks (bar one) were rather lengthy.
When assembling this album for a double vinyl release, it required some extra music to fill four sides of vinyl. So what you have here are two sides taken from the original CD and a further two sides of previously unheard epics.
These tracks were recorded between 1995 and 2020, and a feature songs performed by Nick Saloman alone, and others with a full band. Some are home demos, while some are studio recordings.
There’s also one mammoth live recording. Other musicians featured are Adrian Shaw, Andy Ward, Paul Simmons and Dave Pearce. So to all those who don’t go for long, self-indulgent workouts, you’re not going to like this album. But for those who do… WOW!