LETV217LP - HUNTINGTON BEACH (Transparent Green)
LETV219LP - UNIVERSAL (Transparent Yellow)
LETV355LP - JAPAN TODAY (Transparent Red)
LETV356LP - MAD COW FEVER (Transparent Purple)
LETV357LP - NORMAL SERVICE RESUMED (Transparent Blue & Purple)
The most exciting of these releases are the Universal and Normal Service Resumed LPs, which are double vinyls, as they also come with the free live CD that was issued with the original CD album versions.
These live recordings have never before been issued on vinyl and therefore are essential purchases for any U.K. Subs vinyl junkie!
U.K. SUBS RECORDS STORE DAY FEATURE Number 3:
>>> JAPAN TODAY <<<
Recorded between 24th September and 7th October 1987, and released in December of that year, this Subs album was their seventh studio LP.
Featuring no less than 3 guitarists, Darrel Barth (who left part way through recording), Alan Lee as well as Charlie's fellow Urban Dog and Vibrators' main man Knox, who also provided keyboards, the bass duties were undertaken by Flea, whilst Steve Roberts returned to the drum stool after 5 years away.
Originally intended to be titled 'Jumbo Pack' as well as being a double album, the LP turned out to be a mix of new material and cover versions, it also included an 'interview' and rapping!
Released on black vinyl only on Fall Out, the CD version strangley featured completely different artwork. The Japanese text across the bottom the sleeve reads: 'Tomorrow The World'.
The LP was also released in America on Restless Records, with a slightly revised running order to the UK version and no 'interview'.
The only re-issue since it's original 1987 appearance has been by Captain Oi!, who put out a CD in 2001, so this new 'Let Them Eat Vinyl' deluxe gatefold vinyl edition sees 'Japan Today' issued on LP for the first time in over a quarter of a century!
U.K. Subs collectors will have already noted that this release on the appropriate red vinyl is the LPs first ever appearance on coloured vinyl...