TV SMITH & HENRY ROLLINS Alternative Top 50 [limited edition] **BACK IN STOCK IN SPRING 2018**
Each set includes an exclusive 10" vinyl EP of new recordings by TV Smith and Henry Rollins of My Place and Television's Over.
THE LIMITED EDITION OF 500 SETS
The package contains:
a numbered limited edition hardback book with wraparound dust jacket
an authentication hologram in the book
an exclusive laser-etched 10" vinyl record
a die cut custom record sleeve
a full colour art print suitable for framing, inserted in the record sleeve
a custom box
**THIS EDITION IS NOT SIGNED**
Alternative Top 50 is the first book of lyrics by TV Smith, lyricist and singer in the ground-breaking punk band The Adverts and solo singer-songwriter. The extensive foreword has been written by longtime fan Henry Rollins, member of Black Flag and The Rollins Band, actor, and writer.
This visually stunning boxed set edition is limited to only 500 copies. Each set contains a hardback book and an exclusive 10"vinyl record especially recorded by TV Smith and Henry Rollins for this limited edition.
I’m always being asked it: what comes first, the words or the music? In fact they come together, mysteriously and intricately intertwined, an unholy alliance of message and melody. So what happens when you pick them apart? There are the words, all naked without the music to disguise their true form. Released from the chains of verse-chorus-bridge they run free across the page, unexpected nuance and meaning exposed, shouting loud and proud their new purpose - no longer are we song, now we are poetry. -TV Smith
ABOUT THE RECORD
My Place / Television's Over
TV Smith & Henry Rollins
Catalogue number FEP9
Limited edition laser-etched 10" vinyl record with limited edition print
Black vinyl sleeved in a white disco bag and accompanied by a numbered full colour art print on white card, all sleeved within a die cut outer bag
500 copies, only available with thelimited edition of Alternative Top 50
SIDE A (THE MUSIC SIDE) - MY PLACE / TELEVISION'S OVER Written by TV Smith Performed by TV Smith & Henry Rollins
SIDE B (THE UNPLAYABLE SIDE) Laser-etched artwork by Smith, Rollins & Vella