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Luna - 92-99 Long Players

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Featuring 5 Original LPs Released from 1992-1999 Plus Additional Rarities LP Only Available with this Box Set!

In 1992, Dean Wareham followed the posthumous buzz of Galaxie 500 by forming a new band: Luna. Initially joined by Justin Harwood (of the Chills) and Stanley Demeski (of the Feelies), the group went on to sign to Warner Brothers sub-label Elektra, tour with the Velvet Underground, collaborate with Tom Verlaine and Sterling Morrison and ultimately release five stunning albums over the course of the 90's.

Deemed "the best band you've never heard of" by Rolling Stone, Luna remained under the radar for most of their career despite gathering a rabid cult following. It's not hard to see why this is the case, as the three albums featuring the original lineup (plus guitarist Sean Eden on the latter two) act as a perfect synthesis of the members past bands, blending the simplicity of Galaxie, the heavenly pop melodies of the Chills and the quick and intensely precise drumming of the Feelies into one fluid package. This is particularly evident on 1995's fan-favorite Penthouse, in which the band created a masterpiece of lush, late night music that's now considered one of the best of the 90's.

Following Penthouse, the band saw the replacement of Stanley with Lee Wall on drums but no slump in quality. The psychedelic textures of 1997's Pup Tent and the clean and beautiful pop of 1999's Days of Our Nights proved that Luna was a consistently reliable band and not one that would wane with age. Elektra didn't feel the same way, though, and eventually decided not to release Days of Our Nights after paying for the recording.

This box set gathers together those five albums from the 90's as well as a compilation of demos and B-sides recorded contemporaneously, all housed in a beautiful textured canvas box. Accompanying the records is a 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers. As the majority of these records were never released on vinyl outside of limited pressings, this is a boon to longtime fans and new listeners alike.

• LP1: Lunapark (1992)
• LP2: Bewitched (1994)
• LP3: Penthouse (1995)
• LP4: Pup Tent (1997)
• LP5: The Days of Our Nights (1999)
• LP6: Rarities (Slide EP + Additional Bonus Material, Only Available in Box Set)
• 12" x 12" book featuring archival imagery, an interview with Dean Wareham conducted by Noah Baumbach and an oral history with the band and their producers
• Limited to 1000 copies, pressed by Gotta Groove
• Housed in a beautiful textured canvas box

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LP1 - Lunapark
  1. Slide
  2. Anesthesia
  3. Slash Your Tires
  4. Crazy People
  5. Time
  6. Smile
  7. I Can't Wait
  8. Hey Sister
  9. I Want Everything
  10. Time To Quit
  11. Goodbye
  12. We're Both Confused
LP2 - Bewitched
  1. California (All The Way)
  2. Tiger Lily
  3. Friendly Advice
  4. Bewitched
  5. This Time Around
  6. Great Jones Street
  7. Going Home
  8. Into The Fold
  9. I Know You Tried
  10. Sleeping Pill
LP3 - Pentouse
  1. Chinatown
  2. Sideshow By The Seashore
  3. Moon Palace
  4. Double Feature
  5. 23 Minutes in Brussels
  6. Lost in Space
  7. Rhythm King
  8. Kalamazoo
  9. Hedgehog
  10. Freakin' And Peakin'
LP4 - Pup Tent
  1. Ihop
  2. Beautiful View
  3. Pup Tent
  4. Bobby Peru
  5. Beggar's Bliss
  6. Tracy I Love You
  7. Whispers
  8. City Kitty
  9. The Creeps
  10. Fuzzy Wuzzy
LP5 - The Days Of Our Nights
  1. Dear Diary
  2. Hello, Little One
  3. The Old Fashioned Way
  4. Four Thousand Days
  5. Seven Steps To Satan
  6. Superfreaky Memories
  7. Math Wiz
  8. Words Without Wrinkles
  9. The Rustler
  10. U.S. Out Of My Pants!
  11. The Slow Song
  12. Sweet Child O' Mine
LP6 - Rarities
  1. Egg Nog
  2. Indian Summer
  3. Ride Into The Sun
  4. That's What You Always Say
  5. Anesthesia (Demo)
  6. In The Flesh
  7. Bonnie And Clyde
  8. I Know You Tried (Demo)
  9. Roll In The Sand
  10. Dear Paulina

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