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27/7/16

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So, after some months of (public) inactivity, things are beginning to get into gear once again. The next VdGG set of recordings - "Do not Disturb" - is now out. The page for the CD is now up here .

There's a new (-ish!!) release also now. At long, long last someone has got the rights for and taken on the responsiblity of putting out a DVD of the show which I did with the K group in the Markthalle, Hamburg for the Rockpalast series in 1981. This was a really good capture of the band at that particular stage (quite early) in its development and I'm pleased that, finally, it's commercially available. We're now taking orders for it here. (There's a page up for it here as well.)

(Incidentally, the release comes in two forms: DVD only and, as is the modern way, DVD plus two audio CDs. We're selling the DVD version only. Oh and it's Region 0 so will work world-wide.)

Just one more brief note about orders. As everyone knows postal costs have spiralled over the last few years, particularly Uk to Europe and Rest of World. Accordingly, we've now (finally) raised our shipping prices. They're still less than the actual shipping costs but we take the view that a mail-order purchase is, in the end, an all-in transaction. You'll see the shipping costs added in, of course, at the final stage of the ordering process.

In something of a counter-balancing act, we've now reduced the prices of *all* Fie! CDs on our list. They're now pegged at £10.50 and the "All that might have been" box set has come down in price to £17.00.

Meanwhile, I'll be returning to Japan for some solo concerts in November. Details of the shows are up at touring.

Apart from these there's nothing else planned on the live front in the immediate future, so it'll probably be 2017 before there are any other  shows.



My previous notes about inactivity here and activity elsewhere:


I've been far from diligent of late in updating news here at Sofa Sound, even if hard news is a bit thin on the ground at the moment.

Partly this is the result of my continuing commitment to maintaining an online journal - at sofasound.wordpress.com if you haven't yet come across it. (Though in fact I've been silent over on that platform for the last few months as well....) I began doing this in part because I realised that items I put up here on the latest news page have traditionally been erased  and overwritten as new stuff comes in - and of course it's now some time since the newsletters ceased being my favoured form of updating news. But in turn that's meant that I've been slow to put things up here. Must try harder....but of course the dissemination of info these days is spread over a number of different channels in any case.

(And should you be interested I also have a twitter identity, @Sofa_sound. My contributions there, though, are pretty random and sporadic....)








Many moons have passed...but you may also be interested, now, to go and check out www.peterhammill.com where, finally, some lyric-labyrinthine adventures await, thanks to the indefatigable labours of Adrian. More on this anon, but it's only right to let you know that something's been/is afoot there....

Regarding the site...
The intention here is to have a fundamentally "white paper" place from which information rather than entertainment (or information as entertainment) can be gleaned. To this end the site should be under fairly constant revision. Once again, my apologies for being negligent in this regard over the last few months.