Shoes
Black Vinyl Shoes
NUM1203
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Notes About the Release
Zion, Illinois’ Shoes comes in second only to Cheap Trick in embodying the sound and story of Illinois pop in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Helmed by brothers Jon and Jeff Murphy and schoolmate Gary Klebe, Zion’s favorite sons were more bedroom than barroom, focusing on nailing their technique, not the local barmaid. While their Elektra-issued Present Tense LP produced four MTV-ready singles and videos, it’s their pre-major label work that genre fans have clung onto hardest. Though their catalog has remained in print on CD for as long as the format has been around, the LPs have had far less bin exposure as the decades have worn on.

The gateway LP for power-popping mainliners the world over, Black Vinyl Shoes makes its return to the mother format in elegant fashion. Replica 150 gram reissue retains John Murphy’s original 1977 cover art, inserts, and even the t-shirt iron-on. Cut directly from the analog master tapes to disc, this is the definitive Black Vinyl Shoes.
Product Details
LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi
1 2-sided 11" x 11" LP insert
1 iron on transfer


TRACK LIST

Shoes Boys Don’t Lie
Shoes Do You Wanna Get Lucky?
Shoes She’ll Disappear
Shoes Tragedy
Shoes Writing A Postcard
Shoes Not Me
Shoes Someone Finer
Shoes Capital Gain
Shoes Fatal
Shoes Running Start
Shoes Okay
Shoes It Really Hurts
Shoes Fire For Awhile
Shoes If You’d Stay
Shoes Nowhere So Fast
Zion, Illinois’ Shoes comes in second only to Cheap Trick in embodying the sound and story of Illinois pop in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Helmed by brothers Jon and Jeff Murphy and schoolmate Gary Klebe, Zion’s favorite sons were more bedroom than barroom, focusing on nailing their technique, not the local barmaid. While their Elektra-issued Present Tense LP produced four MTV-ready singles and videos, it’s their pre-major label work that genre fans have clung onto hardest. Though their catalog has remained in print on CD for as long as the format has been around, the LPs have had far less bin exposure as the decades have worn on.

The gateway LP for power-popping mainliners the world over, Black Vinyl Shoes makes its return to the mother format in elegant fashion. Replica 150 gram reissue retains John Murphy’s original 1977 cover art, inserts, and even the t-shirt iron-on. Cut directly from the analog master tapes to disc, this is the definitive Black Vinyl Shoes.

LP

1 150g LP
1 tip-on single LP jacket
1 side-spine obi
1 2-sided 11" x 11" LP insert
1 iron on transfer


TRACK LIST

Shoes Boys Don’t Lie
Shoes Do You Wanna Get Lucky?
Shoes She’ll Disappear
Shoes Tragedy
Shoes Writing A Postcard
Shoes Not Me
Shoes Someone Finer
Shoes Capital Gain
Shoes Fatal
Shoes Running Start
Shoes Okay
Shoes It Really Hurts
Shoes Fire For Awhile
Shoes If You’d Stay
Shoes Nowhere So Fast
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