Various: Tobacco Perfecto (LTM LTMCD 2578 Promo CD, 2013)

This curious little compilation (packaged in a slimline CD case rather then the bulkier standard size) was a compilation album of obscure and previously unreleased tracks/versions from acts released via the LTM label. It could be yours gratis if you bought three or more LTM products in one order. Aside from the beautiful packaging design, my main attraction to this compilation was the Durutti Column track, the version of which is exclusive to this compilation.

Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD front cover design

^ Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD front cover design

I was most familiar with ‘Homage to Martinů’ originally from the ‘Lips That Would Kiss’ compilation CD (FBN2CD) from 1991. The version to be found here is described thus on the packaging: ‘Recorded at Graveyard Studio in 1981 during sessions for the album L.C. The ‘flange’ version of this outtake appears on FBN 2 CD and FBN 10 CD but this slightly different mix is unavailable elsewhere.’ Interestingly, the credits on the FBN2CD describe the track as having been recorded at Little Big One, Brussels, 1982. The version itself is not radically different, sonically a few changes here and there.

Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD rear cover design

^ Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD rear cover design

Amongst other acts with tracks exclusive to this CD are The Orchids, Dislocation Dance, Ultramarine. All in all, quite an interesting selection to explore if you can track down a copy (it is now long sold out at LTM).

Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD label design

^ Tobacco Perfecto compilation CD label design

Tracklist:

  1. THE ORCHIDS: Another Saturday Night (Remix)
  2. DISLOCATION: DANCE Stop Breathing (Version)
  3. JOSEF K: Endless Soul
  4. 23 SKIDOO: Retain Control
  5. ULTRAMARINE: Find a Way
  6. FINITRIBE with PAUL HAIG: Theme
  7. SNAKEFARM: Marbletown Girl
  8. SECTION 25: Inner Drive (Dub Mix)
  9. REVENGE: Pineapple Face’s Big Day
  10. CLAUDINE COULE: My Darling
  11. GNAC with ALESSANDRA CELLETTI: Gogol
  12. THE DURUTTI COLUMN: Homage to Martinů (Version)
  13. ANNA DOMINO: The Light Downtown
  14. NYAM NYAM: So Long Ago
  15. CRISPY AMBULANCE: Open, Gates of Fire
  16. SAVAGE REPUBLIC: Taranto!!!

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