I was pretty confused when I found a brand new copy of The Second Annual Report recently at the Philadelphia Record Exchange with an Industrial Records insignia printed on the back cover. Went to TG’s website and found that the band’s label is currently being reactivated:
Industrial Records hereby announces it’s official re-activation.
IR is the sole representative of, and ONLY official label representing and releasing records by Throbbing Gristle.
TG’s contract with Mute/EMI expired in June 2010, and despite a number of other offers and proposals, all four members of TG elected to re-start Industrial Records to re-release the IR/TG catalogue and the final TG studio album ‘Desertshore’ along with other archival recordings.
IR has purchased ALL the remaining warehouse stock of the Mute Records editions of TG recordings. The first batch for sale comprises of the last remaining copies of the original editions of TGV DVD boxed-set, Part Two – Endless Not CD and double vinyl LP along with bargain priced ‘end-of-line’ titles including – The Second Annual Report / D.O.A. The Third & Final Report / Heathen Earth / 20 Jazz Funk Greats.
These items will be for sale exclusively via the TG Mail Order site from 20th June.
TG Vinyl Re Releases
On 26th September 2011 IR will release a series of Deluxe Vinyl Editions of the
following TG titles:
The Second Annual Report
D.O.A.The Third and Final Report
20 Jazz Funk Greats
Throbbing Gristle’s Greatest Hits
Each title will be an edition of 2000 copies.
Chris Carter has remastered the audio and the LP’s come packaged with an 8 page full colour booklet featuring some previously unpublished photos, press reviews from the time, and other visual ephemera from the Industrial Records archive.
(Please note that any recent coloured vinyl versions of the same albums are ‘bootleg’ copies of VASTLY inferior quality. These records were cynically made available to exploit Peter’s death, and are NOT authorised by TG or Industrial Records Ltd. Be assured we are actively tracking down the culprits.)