‘Lloyd Cole in New York’ box set coming to vinyl next month

Cole’s second vinyl box set in the space of six months

Lloyd Cole in New York 7LP vinyl box set

Lloyd Cole‘s 2017 six-CD box set, Lloyd Cole in New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996, will be issued on vinyl next month.

The set features Cole’s first four solo albums: Lloyd Cole (1990), Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe (1991), Bad Vibes (1993) and Love Story (1995) plus Smile If You Want To (the ‘unreleased’ fifth album) and Demos 89-94 which features 20 recordings from home and studio made public for this release.

The new box is a seven-LP package with each of the albums on a single vinyl LP and the demos across two records. This set sees the debut of Love Story on vinyl. At the time of the CD release, there were 21 previously unreleased tracks on this set. The vinyl box mirrors the CD track listing exactly.

Cole says that the audio has been “gently remastered” by Kai at Skyline Tonfabrik from Universal’s digital files – which are from the original analogue –  “where there were analogue versions…” (most likely, a reference to the demos, some of which probably came from DAT tapes).

The box will also features a 24-page large format booklet with the same notes by John O’Connell as in the CD box, with new interviews with Lloyd and featured musicians, producers and collaborators and a selection of photos from the period, plus a poster and postcards that feature Lloyd shot in New York by photographer Kevin Cummins.

The seven-LP vinyl box of Lloyd Cole in New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996 is limited to 1000 units and can only be bought either from Lloyd Cole’s online shop (North America shipping only) or via Tapete Records’ online store (for the rest of the world). It may appear via other channels at a later date (depending on whether they sell out).

Lloyd Cole in New York: Collected Recordings 1988-1996 is released on 18 December 2020, via Tapete Records.

Useful links
Lloyd Cole’s online shop
Tapete Records online shop.

LP 1: Lloyd Cole

1. Don’t Look Back
2. What Do You Know About Love?
3. No Blue Skies
4. Loveless
5. Sweetheart
6. To The Church
7. Downtown
8. A Long Way Down
9. Ice Cream Girl
10. Undressed
11. I Hate To See You Baby Doing That Stuff
12. Waterline
13. Mercy Killing

LP 2: Don’t get weird on me, babe
1. Butterfly
2. There For Her
3. Margo’s Waltz
4. Half Of Everything
5. Man Enough
06 What He Doesn’t Know
07 Tell Your Sister
08 Weeping Wine
09 To The Lions
10 Pay For It
11 The One You Never Had
12 She’s a Girl and I’m a Man

LP 3: Bad Vibes
1. Morning Is Broken
2. So You’d Like To Save The World
3. Holier Than Thou
4. Love You So What
5. Wild Mushrooms
6. My Way To You
7. Too Much of a Good Thing
8. Fall Together
9. Mister Wrong
10. Seen The Future
11. Can’t Get Arrested

LP 4: Love Story

1 Trigger Happy
2. Sentimental Fool
3. I Didn’t Know You Cared
4. Love Ruins Everything
5. Baby
6. Be There
7. Unhappy Song
8. Like Lovers Do
9. Happy For You
10. Traffic
11. Let’s Get Lost
12. For Crying Out Loud

LP 5: Smile, if you want to

1. Old Enough To Know Better
2. Memphis
3. Love Like This Can’t Last
4. No More Love Songs
5. Man On The Verge*
6. Santa Cruz
7. Alright People
8. You’re A Big Girl Now
9. Another Lover
10. 39 Down
11. Went To Woodstock
12. I’m Gone

bonus tracks
13. Fool You Are (demo)
14. Weakness

*previously unreleased

LP 6 & 7: Demos 88-94
(all previously unreleased)

1. A Long Way Down
2. Sweetheart 
3. Ice Cream Girl
4. Wild Orphan
5. Loveless
6. What Do You Know About Love?  
7. Know You Too Well
8. The Witching Hour
9. The English Weather
10. I Confess
11. To The Lions
12. The Ship Song
13. Pay For It
14. Weeping Wine
15. The One You Never Had
16. Weird On Me
17. Casanova Smith
18. Cold Empty Room
19. Everyday
20. She Loves You

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