Classic 1990's Album Reissues

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2018 is a milestone year for the Posies-- we began our career exactly 30 years prior by releasing a home-recorded cassette called “Failure”, which to our complete surprise became an instant favorite around the Northwest, earning us critical accolades, radio airplay, and major label interest all in a very short time. We were lucky to find ourselves living just a few doors down the road in Seattle from Arthur “Rick” Roberts and Mike Musburger, who agreed to join our band on bass and drums, respectively.

Signed to Geffen Records, we recorded our second album “Dear 23”, and toured the US, including support tours for both Redd Kross and the Replacements. Some growing pains -- Arthur left the band in 1991-- Dave Fox joined us on bass, and we made the album that put us into the international spotlight: “Frosting on the Beater”, in 1993. After blowing away audiences in Europe while supporting Teenage Fanclub, Pulp, Superchunk etc. we cemented a following in Europe that remains loyal to us today. More growing pains -- we changed the rhythm section completely -- enter Brian Young (Fountains of Wayne, Jesus & Mary Chain) on drums and the late Joe “Bass” Skyward (Sky Cries Mary, Sunny Day Real Estate) on bass. With this lineup we made the album “Amazing Disgrace” and by this time we were packing venues on four continents.

That was the end of our tenure with Geffen -- the band, overworked and struggling with various issues, released the “Success” album in 1998 and went dormant for a couple of years. But these three albums on Geffen remain beloved by our fans; our most popular, most often cited, most requested works.

With major changes in the way music is consumed having largely arrived after these albums were originally released, they have not been consistently available-- CDs out of print, inconsistent presences on streaming, LPs either long out of print (“Frosting” LPs on Discogs go for at least $150 these days) or not issued at all depending on the territory. The CDs themselves, esp. “Dear 23”, came out in the early days of the format, and the older CDs are not exactly true to the analog masters the albums were made on.

Good news: all that’s about to change. Happy birthday to us, and by extension, you! “Dear 23”, “Frosting on the Beater” & “Amazing Disgrace” will be re-issued in deluxe double CD, and audiophile LP formats via our favorite label, Omnivore Recordings (who have, among many releases new and old, reissued our first album “Failure” plus releases by Big Star, Game Theory, etc).

We are pulling out all the stops here in our campaign with the fine people at Pledge Music. For the releases themselves, each album will be released as a double CD set: one CD containing the original album, remastered from the original analog tapes, plus enough bonus material to fill out the rest of the CD; and one full CD of more bonus material. Don’t expect just a repackaging of material already available on our 2000 boxed set of outtakes -- nearly all of the bonus tracks on these new reissues have never been heard!

All three albums will now stretch across two LPs! Both Dear 23 and Frosting On The Beater will be mastered at 45 RPM. Amazing Disgrace is too long for 45 RPM, so it will be mastered at the standard LP speed, 33 1/3. We made the decision to stick to just the original albums for the vinyl releases, and give them room to breathe across two glorious slabs of wax. So if bonus tracks are your thing, the CDs will have you covered.

We need to raise a pretty significant advance fee to license these albums from Universal, so we are putting a ton of personal items, experiences, and exclusive merchandise into this campaign… from clothes we’ve worn onstage, in videos etc to spending quality time with Jon and/or Ken in their adopted city of Paris or a coffee date in Seattle… private shows…music lessons…plus exclusive Jon & Ken style guitars… PLUS VIP experiences and souvenirs from the upcoming 30th Anniversary Tour around the world. I mean, we are basically putting a museum’s worth of items on this campaign…If you’ve ever wanted an authentic artifact of our music, our career, our lives -- now is the time! Thank you in advance for your support and we’re very excited to make this music available again to our fans new and old alike.

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Handwritten Lyric Sheets + Signed LP Boxset

Handwritten Lyric Sheets + Signed LP Boxset
$320
320.00
All gone!

Handwritten lyric sheets to your favorite song + all 3 LP’s SIGNED in a deluxe holder, t-shirt, slipmat and socks.

Dear 23 – ships in May
Frosting on the Beater – ships in October
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

Handwritten Lyric Sheets + Signed CD Boxset

Handwritten Lyric Sheets + Signed CD Boxset
$260
260.00
All gone!

Handwritten lyric sheet to the song of your choice + all 3 CD’s SIGNED in a deluxe holder, t-shirt and socks.

Dear 23 – ships in May
Frosting on the Beater – ships in October
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

Signed LP Deluxe Boxset

Signed LP Deluxe Boxset
$220
220.00
All gone!

All 3 LP’s SIGNED in a deluxe holder, t-shirt, slipmat and socks.

Dear 23 – ships with Frosting on the Beater
Frosting on the Beater – ships beginning of December
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

Signed CD Deluxe Boxset

Signed CD Deluxe Boxset
$160
160.00
All gone!

All 6 CD’s SIGNED in a deluxe holder, t-shirt and socks.

Dear 23 – ships with Frosting on the Beater
Frosting on the Beater – ships end of August
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

LP Deluxe Boxset

LP Deluxe Boxset
$150
150.00
All gone!

All 3 LP’s in a deluxe boxset holder, t-shirt, slipmat and socks.

Dear 23 – ships with Frosting on the Beater
Frosting on the Beater – ships in October
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

CD Deluxe Boxset

CD Deluxe Boxset
$100
100.00
All gone!

All 6 CD’s in a deluxe holder, t-shirt and socks.

Dear 23 – ships with Frosting on the Beater
Frosting on the Beater – ships in October
Amazing Disgrace + deluxe holder – ships in November

Frosting on the Beater - Signed LP

Frosting on the Beater - Signed LP
$50
50.00
All gone!

Signed Frosting on the Beater LP (double LP)

Ships in October.

Amazing Disgrace - Signed LP

Amazing Disgrace - Signed LP
$50
50.00
Available

Signed Amazing Disgrace LP (double LP)

Ships in November.

Frosting on the Beater - Signed Deluxe CD

Frosting on the Beater - Signed Deluxe CD
$35
35.00
All gone!

Signed Frosting on the Beater Deluxe CD (2 disc)

Ships in October.

Amazing Disgrace - Signed Deluxe CD

Amazing Disgrace - Signed Deluxe CD
$35
35.00
Available

Signed Amazing Disgrace Deluxe CD (2 disc)

Ships in November.

Frosting on the Beater - Deluxe CD

Frosting on the Beater - Deluxe CD
$18
18.00
All gone!

Frosting on the Beater Deluxe CD (2 discs)

Ships in October.

Amazing Disgrace - Deluxe CD

Amazing Disgrace - Deluxe CD
$18
18.00
Available

Amazing Disgrace Deluxe CD (2 disc)

Ships in November.

Frosting on the Beater - LP

Frosting on the Beater - LP
$30
30.00
All gone!

Frosting on the Beater LP (double LP)

Ships beginning December.

Amazing Disgrace - LP

Amazing Disgrace - LP
$30
30.00
Available

Amazing Disgrace LP (double LP)

Ships in November.

Vintage Posies Toque

Vintage Posies Toque
$50
50.00
All gone!

Vintage Posies Toque! Made c. 1995. From Ken’s personal collection.

T-shirt

T-shirt
$25
25.00
64 left

Unisex t-shirt, design TBD.

Pre Show Dinner with the Posies

Pre Show Dinner with the Posies
$100
100.00
Available

A chance for some quality time with the band before their show each night. Sit with the band at their table before the show, for an intimate gathering. Cost of food / beverages not included.

Soundcheck visit with the Posies

Soundcheck visit with the Posies
$100
100.00
Available

Come into the venue each afternoon and see the ‘behind the scenes’ of the Posies soundcheck. A little meet & greet, and an exclusive look at how the show is put together. Does not include ticket to the performance. Subject to age restrictions of the venue.

Be a Posie for a Song

Be a Posie for a Song
$250
250.00
Available

Your chance to strap on a guitar/bass/get behind the kit/grab the mic for your favorite Posies tune at one of the shows. Limit ONE per show. Not available for festival dates or in St. Paul MN. Song subject to approval by the band, mutual agreement with the guest. Does not include ticket to the show. Subject to age restrictions of the venue.

SIGNED Tour Poster

SIGNED Tour Poster
$50
50.00
Available

11 × 17 tour poster with beautiful graphic from designer Brian Hart.

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