The August edition of Record Collector has a few mentions of last week's 'All Saints' CD release. In its regular round-up of promos and collectibles, Information Station, the promo of the album is listed at Ã‚Â£40 (approx. $56) a price reflected by recent sales on eBay of this much sought after item. Don't be confused by the fact that the magazine has actually illustrated the promo with the original cover, they are aware of the fact and are most likely showing off...well wouldn't you if you had a copy?
The page after Information Station boasts a half-page ad for both the 'All Saints' and 'Christiane F.' releases, under the banner "UNMISSABLE BOWIE", a theory upheld by Daryl Easlea in the review section. Describing David as "ambassador of the strange" Daryl had this to say about 'All Saints':
"...a superior collection that seeks to re-affirm Bowie as our leading art-rocker (as if there could be another). As the whole damn world seems to have gone 'chill-out' crazy of late, All Saints rightly deserves to be a brand leader, while, of course, adding a degree of disquiet to that over-subscribed genre."
Elsewhere in the mag there is a three page spread on the four CD box set 'Nuggets II: Original Artyfacts From The British Empire And Beyond 1964-69'. Of the 109 tracks that make up this collection of "international garage rock" one is by a little known British teenager who went by the name of Davy Jones. Represented here with his own composition, 'You've Got A Habit Of Leaving', Davy was destined for bigger and better things, and an end to the sort of problems that inspired him to pen this catchy little ditty. };-)