u.n.p.o.c. releasing the records
Domino got the songs mastered at Abbey Road, and we put the artwork together and then everything was ready.
This vinyl 7" single was the first release, in September 2003. It's a "double A side".
The front cover photo was from Loch Etive (Scotland). The picture is quite fitting for "Here On My Own" although the song's really more about being alone in a crowd.
The back cover photo is of the big road tunnel above Lysebotn, in Norway. The album front cover photo (see below) is from an hour later, a little bit further up the mountain.
The record sleeves were all "reverse printed" which means the shiny side of the cardboard is on the inside.
Roll pointer over the pics to see the backs.
The album came out a month later, in October, 2003. You can listen to it on the streaming sites these days but on first release, it was vinyl and CD in the UK and Europe.
In Scandinavia, it came out via Playground Music, and then in Russia in 2004 (with some Russian text in the CD booklet).
The cover is from Norway's Lysebotn area. Roll the mouse over to see the back of the CD booklet for track listing.
Click HERE for a side-page of lyrics & chords
The running order is different on the vinyl version because bassier songs work best at the outer edge of the disc, where the groove-per-revolution is longest.
I was going over to Sweden to do some shows and Domino said it'd be nice to make this CD up for the merch table.
There are only 250 copies, on Domino-logo CDRs (Domino Code:WIGCDR2), in flat paper sleeves with quite grainy print. >
It's a sound desk recording from the first proper unpoc gig. As well as seven songs from Fifth Column we did two others (On A Roll and Your Records And Your Beautiful Home).
I took the CDs to the Swedish shows in July 2004 but it only occurred to me to number them the day after the first show, so there are about 50 unnumbered copies in circulation, mostly around the Malmo area.
Anyway, there we are, with the Amsterdam single and the Fifth Column album out, there were some reviews. Have a look at those next.