From Fish’s FB page an 1hr ago.
The 2 revamped sleeves. I’m waiting on dates for delivery from my production company and as soon as I have them I’ll announce a pre order.
‘Farewell to Childhood’ is a double CD featuring a show from Warsaw and a DVD with the full show from Berlin both November 2015. It comes in a hardback cover same as the current remasters and ‘Moveable Feast live’ album and has 48 pages of photos, artwork and 9000 words of sleeve notes written by myself and put together by Mark Wilkinson.
Track list on the Cd’s and the DVD is ‘Pipeline’, ‘Feast of Consequences’, ‘Long Cold Day’, ‘Family Business’, ‘Perception of Johnny Punter’, the ‘Misplaced Childhood’ album, ‘Market Square Heroes’ and ‘The Company’ all mixed and mastered by Calum Malcolm
It’s exactly the same price as the other recently released titles and is only available through the fishheadsclub.com website mail order outlet and on Amazon across Europe.
The Amazon release has a printed FSK logo on it denoting it as an over 18 release.This is a legal requirement for videos in Germany and I can’t put the title up on Amazon without it as they do not differentiate between territories in their warehouses.
I can’t sticker it as the logo has to be printed on the cover, front, bottom left hand side and the size as indicated on the 3d mock up.The DVD is not an 18 category but to have it vetted could take weeks and cost over 300 euros and I would still have to have an FSK logo even if it was denoted as suitable for under 16’s. I just went for a ‘bad ass’ 18 registration!
The lyrics of ‘Perception’ and a couple of “off the cuff” expletives meant that it would probably be 16 age group anyway. To not put the logo on automatically classes the title as “over 18” on Amazon and would have meant German fans paying an extra 5 euros for signed delivery and proof of age with passport to get it.
If I stickered it and was caught out I would be heavily fined. As you can see from the FSK version the registration is obtrusive but I have no other choice. The version we sell through the fishheadsclub.com mail order service will NOT have the FSK logo.
The “unblemished” cover is on the inside on the sleeve notes.
Some of you have already offered suggestions to get round it but I can’t put in a “spare” or "turnaround"cover as it’s a hardback book, can’t have a removable sticker ,can’t use a dummy front and a slipcase is too expensive. Believe me we looked at everything. It’s the law in Germany for any visual carrier.I don’t like it, think it’s over the top and unnecessary but those are the rules I have to play by.
All the contents including the Berlin audio will eventually be put up for download on i tunes and other platforms but at the moment I have clockwork BT broadband and am waiting on a new wi fi broadband connection in the studio that will enable me to upload both this title and all the remasters and ‘Feast’.
There are no plans at present for a vinyl release as it’s too expensive to invest needed funds in. The same applies for the remasters. Hopefully next year I’ll be more solvent but with all touring knocked out by the shoulder recovery I have to go canny and put things in perspective.
‘Farewell to Childhood’ follows on with the other titles recently released and qualifies for the free t shirt offer in combination with the other remastered titles and ‘Moveable Feast live 2013-14’. The t shirts available are as denoted on the fishheadsclub.com website and are available while stocks last. We are already out of some sizes and styles so if you can’t get what you want give one away to a friend. They are Free! The ‘Childhood’ tour t’s are not part of the offer.
I hope that answers all the questions that were raised in previous posts and I’ve tried to cover most of the points that were brought up.
I’ll let you know when the pre order starts as soon as I get the delivery details from the manufacturer.
Thanks for reading