[News] Second Hand two classic Psych/Proto-Prog albums to be reissued on September 2023

Out September 01, 2023 reissues of an exceptional pair of albums from the UK underground outfit Second Hand: “Reality” and 1971’s “Death May Be Your Santa Claus.” With remastered audio by the renowned Prof. Stoned, both releases also boast upgraded artwork and fresh liner notes that delve into the rich history of the group and their music.

Active from 1967-1971,¬†Second Hand¬†were unsung pioneers in the UK’s Progressive Rock and Psychedelia scene. Their albums¬†“Reality”¬†and¬†“Death May Be Your Santa Claus,” underappreciated during their time, are now esteemed collectables. This creative band dared to push the limits of music, leaving behind a treasure of innovation. Now, Think Like A Key Music is reissuing their influential and exciting catalog as the time is right to rediscover the musical journey that is Second Hand.

Second Hand‘s groundbreaking debut album¬†“Reality”¬†from 1968 is a captivating journey into Experimental Psychedelia that defies categorization. A true hidden gem of the era, revered by¬†Pete Townsend¬†of The Who,¬†“Reality”¬†continues to break free from the monotony, offering an authentic and highly unique musical experience even well over 50 years after its initial release. The album is lyrically biographical and thematically unified, weaving an intricate and compelling sonic narrative. It pushes the boundaries with its ‚Äėkitchen sink‚Äô production, employing ambitious techniques of the era such as backward tapes and treated vocals and instruments. The 2023 edition of this underappreciated gem boasts a fantastic upgrade in sound quality, thanks to the skillful remastering by Prof. Stoned as well as an informative 12-page booklet and restored artwork and photos.

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Second Hand‘s groundbreaking debut album¬†Reality¬†from 1968 is a captivating journey into experimental psychedelia that defies categorization. A true hidden gem of the era, revered by¬†Pete Townsend¬†of The Who,¬†Reality¬†continues to break free from the monotony, offering an authentic and highly unique musical experience even well over 50 years after its initial release. The album is lyrically biographical and thematically unified, weaving an intricate and compelling sonic narrative. It pushes the boundaries with its ‚Äėkitchen sink‚Äô production, employing ambitious techniques of the era such as backward tapes and treated vocals and instruments. The 2023 edition of this underappreciated gem boasts a fantastic upgrade in sound quality, thanks to the skillful remastering by Prof. Stoned as well as an informative 12-page booklet and restored artwork and photos.

  • 350g Full Color Digipack
  • 12-page booklet with rare photos and liner notes
  • Remastered by Prof. Stoned
  • Expanded with 3 Bonus Tracks

Pre-Order “Reality” here: https://www.thinklikeakey.com/release/402033-second-hand-reality-2023-remaster

Tracklist:

01. A Fairy Tale 3:18
02. Rhubarb! 3:47
03. Denis James the Clown 2:21
04. Steam Tugs 3:14
05. Good Old ’59 (We Are Slowly Gettin’ Older) 2:19
06. The World Will End Yesterday 3:50
07. Denis James (Ode to D.J.) 3:15
08. Mainliner 6:14
09. Reality 8:34
10. The Bath Song 3:11
11. Steam Tugs (Demo Take) 5:33
12. James in the Basement 2:48
13. I Am Nearly There 5:29

Second Hand‘s classic second album¬†“Death May Be Your Santa Claus”¬†from 1971 stands as a remarkable example of Progressive/Psychedelic Rock, rivaling the likes of¬†Arthur Brown,¬†Hawkwind, and¬†Van Der Graaf Generator. This 2023 remastered edition by Prof. Stoned revitalizes the album, showcasing its diverse and challenging musical styles and ingenious studio effects. From organ-led incantations to heavenly harmonies and experimental elements, this heavy proto-prog gem offers a unique and unpredictable listening experience. The included 12-page booklet provides album and band history, along with rare photos, offering additional insight into this influential release.

  • 350g Full Color Digipack
  • 12-page Booklet with Rare Photos and Liner Notes
  • Remastered by Prof. Stoned
  • Expanded with 3 Bonus Tracks

Pre-Order “Death May Be Your Santa Claus” here: https://www.thinklikeakey.com/release/402034-second-hand-death-may-be-your-santa-claus-2023-remaster

Tracklist:

01. Death May Be Your Santa Claus 2:35
02. Hangin’ on an Eyelid 4:18
03. Lucifer and the Egg 7:48
04. Somethin’ You Got 2:55
05. Cyclops 6:30
06. Sic Transit Gloria Mundi 1:00
07. Revelations Ch 16 Vs 9-12 3:35
08. Take to the Skies 2:03
09. Death May Be Your Santa Claus (Reprise) 5:24
10. Funeral 2:59
11. Dip It Out of the Bog Fred 1:35
12. Baby R U Anudder Monster 3:21

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