Our favorite online music store, Insound made a great announcement today. The indie music retailer has said that they will be bringing back out-of-print, post-punk and indie 7″ singles for users to purchase, and what better way to kick off the new initiative than to have The Ramones, California Sun EP, and The Replacements, I’ll Be You, as the two premiere re-issues?
Insound has been in talks with labels and distributors to try and get the idea rolling, and Rhino Entertainmenthas been the first to bite, letting the music retailer re-release the classic 7″ records. Both records, accompanied by their original artwork and pressed on premium vinyl, have been unavailable to fans for decades, but now there will be 1,000 copies of each exclusively released by Insound.
The Ramone’s California Sun EP was originally released in 1976 on Sire Records, and includes an exclusive live take of “I Don’t Want to Walk Around With You” from The Roxy in 1976. The Replacements 7″, I’ll Be You, was released in 1989, and features the song “Date To Church” with Tom Waits. Both records have been highly sought after by fans, and set the bar high for later re-releases Insound will issue.