A band reissuing albums is nothing new. But, never being satisfied with the norm, English avant-garders Throbbing Gristle, who essentially broke up back in October 2010, are going one step further: reactivating their Industrial Records imprint in order to reissue several LPs and, at last, debut their reworking of Nico’s Desertshore.
In a statement, the surviving members of TG wrote that their contract with Mute Records/EMI expired in June 2010, leading to the band purchasing all of the remaining stock held by Mute. A portion of that back catalog material, available now for purchase, has been packaged into the TG Time Capsule series, which features the TGV DVD box set, made up of seven DVDs of their best live performances, and Part Two: Endless Not on double vinyl LP and as a download.
In addition, there are also several “bargain priced end-of-line titles” now available on CD: The Second Annual Report, D.O.A. The Third & Final Report, Heathen Earth, and 20 Jazz Funk Greats. Each effort was remastered by band member Chris Carter, and also comes with a CD of live performances culled from the TG24 archive recordings.
On September 26th, the band will release another set of albums, this time as deluxe vinyl copies. Those efforts will include The Second Annual Report, D.O.A. The Third & Final Report, Heathen Earth, 20 Jazz Funk Greats, and Throbbing Gristles Greatest Hits. Once more, Carter handles re-production. This time around, though, each record has been limited to 2,000 copies, and every LP will also come with an eight-page color booklet featuring unpublished artwork, and “other visual ephemera from the Industrial Records archive.”
As for Desertshore, the band are at work on it now, with an expected release date sometime in the beginning 2012. As always, stay tuned for more info on that release and others as they’re announced.