Limited edition. Exclusive release for RECORD STORE DAY 2023
This is a limited edition artefact of 500 copies on black vinyl only, in a sleeve unique to the release for RSD 2023. “A New Wave classic (in the NYC area, for people of a certain age!)” Stephen Schaffer - The Duff Guide to 2Tone Sep 2014. These titles have been out of print on vinyl for over 30 years. Originally released by Jerry Dammers’ 2Tone label in the second wave of signings in 1982/3, The Higsons fitted with the political nature of the label but were integral to Dammers’ new vision of having something other than “new wave of ska” acts on the roster. Run Me Down came out in the spring of 1983 so RSD 2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the release. The Higsons front-man, Switch (now better known by his real name, Charlie Higson) designed all the band’s sleeve art under the pseudonym René Parapap - except for Run Me Down which was made by the Chrysalis Records art department. He has made a new cover for this compilation to mark the anniversary edition of this compilation of Higsons 2Tone releases.
Tracklisting: A: Tear The Whole Thing Down | Ylang Ylang | Run Me Down (12" version). B: Run Me Down | Put The Punk Back Into Funk pts I & II | Run Me Down (instrumental).