I was going to try and work in some kind of alphabetical order, but I had a request from the lovely Tom to do some more coloured vinyl, because it makes for way better pictures. So I skipped about half of the alphabet and landed on Maxïmo Park. Maxïmo are a Geordie indie band who make very catchy music. I haven't really kept up with their releases, but their first album was one I really enjoyed. An odd mix between songs that were just okay and songs that were utterly brilliant. I spotted this vinyl, the first in a two-part release of one of the best songs on the album, on the same shopping jaunt that brought Marmaduke Duke vinyl into my life. It was reduced to £2. It is insanely pretty. I couldn't say no.
This is the cover. It's a lot like the artwork for the album it comes off (A Certain Trigger) and, as I have mentioned before, this kind of continuity is something I really like. The turquoise colour also looks amazing, and that carries through...
...into the vinyl! It's a lovely colour for vinyl, let down only slightly by the tracks on it. The A-side is a demo version of the song, which is kind of interesting but inferior to the recorded version, and the B-side is a remix. I've expressed my thoughts on remixes before, and this one again didn't change them. Added nothing to the original song and wasn't particularly memorable. Bit of a shame really, but ah well.
As I mentioned earlier, this is one of a two-part set. The second vinyl is white and has the same artwork but with the turquoise and white sections reversed, which is pretty cool. I don't think I'm particularly bothered about getting it, but if I find it cheap I'd like to have the pair for completeness' sake. Oh dear.