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9/5/18

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A new dvd is about to be released of the VdGG Rockpalast show in Leverkusen (on my birthday) in 2005. I’ve always had mixed feelings about this show. By the time we went on stage that night it was already clear that we were in the last days of the four-piece line-up. As ever, though, once we hit the boards we managed to put aside anything that was going on offstage and of course by this point we were a fully functioning - and full-on - touring band. This remains the only filmed representation of the reunion year shows and in that light - with a measure of bittersweetness - I fully commend it to you. It's up for pre-orders here and will be released on 26th May.

(By the way, the package conststs of a DVD and 2 Audio CDs.)





Self-evidently, I'm slower these days. I'll do my level best to be back with more news in the near future.

Apologies to anyone who's been mailing to the contact@sofa address over the last month or so. A glitch meant that nothing has been getting through and the only way to clear it has been wiping the contents. So anything recently sent - until a couple of days ago - has been lost. It's now working properly again, thankfully.








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.

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.