|APOLOGIES FOR ALL THE DELAYS—AND SOME SPECIFIC POINTS ON SPECIFIC TITLES—AND THE END OF PRE-ORDERS
I and we had expected that the 2LP reissue of SOFT BLACK STARS and THE STARS ON THEIR HORSIES would be available at the C93/NWW London Channelling in October, along with the Steven Stapleton & David Tibet single LP, Dead Memory, and the Steven Stapleton & David Tibet 5CD box-set, The Threat Of Memory. As it happened, neither of the 2 C93 items turned up, and the Stapleton-Tibet releases are still not here, although the Steven-Tibet 2LP, The Threats Of Memories did arrive. We now expect the Stapleton-Tibet 1LP and 5CD releases to arrive in January, when we will add them to the shop along with the 2LP.
There were also a huge number of problems with pressing plants and printing plants. THE STARS ON THEIR HORSIES arrived with a printing flaw on every single cover. So all of those had to be returned to the factory to be reprinted, and then have the vinyl re-sleeved. We then received the reprinted sleeves; a huge number were unusable due to another printing flaw. We then had to return 50% of the sleeves for reprinting… AGAIN.
This resulted in huge delays. This was totally out of our hands, and we apologise. It is as frustrating for us as it is for you.
As a result of all these problems, we will no longer be offering any items for pre-order. We will only add items to the shop when we have them in stock.