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Checkmate Savage Limited Deluxe Gatefold Reissue Heavyweight 2LP Set

by The Phantom Band

Release Date: 25 January 2019

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Chemikal Underground


The Phantom Band Checkmate Savage Limited Deluxe Gatefold Reissue Heavyweight 2LP Set


Vault back to the dawn of 2009. Signed the previous year to Glasgow independent label Chemikal Underground are The Phantom Band, a six-piece group that melds folk, Krautrock, the blues, art-rock and anything else that comes to hand, lacing their idiosyncratic, intricate tapestries with effortless pop melodies delivered by the mahoganied baritone of singer Rick Anthony. The group's debut album, Checkmate Savage, immediately attracts widespread acclaim from critics in the national music press and newspapers. Fans of the group's heady brew swiftly snap up all vinyl copies of the album, the result being stratospheric prices for those searching for it on the secondhand vinyl market. A decade on, Chemikal Underground is proud to announce the imminent rebirth of an album that remains as spectacularly imaginative as it was the first time round, presented in a package that does 100% justice to the original songs, which were deftly produced by Paul Savage - whose credits include Mogwai, Franz Ferdinand, King Creosote, Deacon Blue and many more - at the label's affiliated recording studio Chem 19 in Lanarkshire and Franz Ferdinand's studio in Glasgow.

Featured Tracks:

1. The Howling
2. Burial Sounds
3. Folk Song Oblivion
4. Crocodile
5. Halfhound
6. Left Hand Wave
7. Island
8. Throwing Bones
9. The Whole Is On My Side

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