Ltd to 500
Legendary, long lost album from King Creosote, recorded in 2010 with Paul Savage at Chemikal Underground. “Greetings from Hamilton, Canada” is king creosote’s oldest new record in a long time. A collaboration with Paul Savage for the main part, GFHC was recorded between 2012 and 2014, and has more than a hairspray whiff of the 80s about it, tempered only by the 70s drumming of Captain Geeko, the retro 90s mono synth playing of Des Lawson and some gold star millennium vocals from Bams.
“Hamilton” is at last a finished record. The history of the record is that Kenny had booked into a studio with collaborator Paul Savage, with a view to release the record on CD and vinyl. After the proposed release never happened, the bills still had to be paid, meaning a hold-up in Hamilton seeing the light of day. Finally, the album is now available to buy on a physical format. In the interests of transparency, Kenny has asked Monorail to detail the production costs of the CD and recording, in order to explain the higher-than-usual price point for the CD. The costs are as follows:
Recording Costs: £8500
Mastering Costs: £360
Artwork Costs: £150
Manufacturing Costs: £930
Total Costs: £9940
Number of CDs made: 495, of which 490 are for sale
Unit cost: £20.29
We hope this information provides an insight into the reasoning behind the CD’s retail price.
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