On 28th January 2022 Demon Records proudly release three albums from American singer-songwriter Black Francis, two of which have never been available on vinyl before; NonStopErotik and the Paley & Francis album, while the third release The Golem has had a previously limited vinyl release.
All three albums are lovingly issued on 140g coloured vinyl: NonStopErotik will be available on crimson vinyl, while The Golem is released as 2LPs on grey vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with printed inners. Paley & Francis will be released on black vinyl in a gatefold sleeve.
These three releases conclude an extensive vinyl re-issue series of twelve albums, shining a light on the extraordinary talent of Black Francis by Demon Records.
First released in 2010, NonStopErotik the final Black Francis solo album to date. Black Francis wrote the album in the back of a Cadillac, whilst being driven around the “crispy brown hills of Cali”. Recordings were then made in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, and the “very haunted” RAK Studios in London, with producer and frequent collaborator Eric Drew Feldman.
“I had the title of the record and decided that was the theme, so I guess it’s supposed to be an erotic record. For me, I think it’s more of a weird record.” – Black Francis.
The Golem is a soundtrack album written and performed by Black Francis for the San Francisco International Film Festival screening of the 1920 silent horror film ’The Golem: How He Came Into The World’.
“Film fest wants a soundtrack to be performed at a screening…I don’t know how to do that exactly, but the idea that meant some buddies hangout at a studio and make a record I understand. So that’s what we do.” – Black Francis.
This reissue features the “rock songs” version of the album across two vinyl records.
Originally released in 2011, Paley & Francis is a collaborative album by singer-songwriters Reid Paley and Black Francis. Recorded in just two days in Nashville, the duo were joined in the studio by producer Jon Tiven and renowned session players including MuscleShoals legends Spooner Oldham and David Hood. The album is now issued on vinyl for the first time pressed on 140g vinyl and housed in a gatefold sleeve.
To pre-order each vinyl album – NonStopErotik, The Golem plus Paley & Francis go to:
Also, available Black Francis’ 07-11 , a 9CD box set, which includes 40 page booklet & music not available on CD before: smarturl.it/BlackFrancis_07-11
NonStopErotik track listing;
- Lake Of Sin
- O My Tidy Sum
- Dead Man’s Curve
- Six Legged Man
- Wild Son
- When I Go Down On You
- Cinema Star
Format: 1LP, 140g crimson vinyl
Cat no: DEMREC912
The Golem track listing;
- Miriam And Florian Theme (Version 2)
- Bad News
- The Flower Song
- (Oh How I Wish I Could) Stay
- The Word
2. The Obedient Servant
3. The Maharal
4. Little Stars Theme
1. Miriam And Florian
2. The Conjuring
3. Meet Me At
The Ghetto Gates
1. Custom All The Way
2. You’re Gonna Pay
3. The Word (Reprise)
4. The Maharal (Reprise)
Format: 2LP, 140g grey vinyl, gatefold sleeve
Cat no: DEMREC980
Paley & Francis track listing;
2. On The Corner
3. Magic Cup
4. Ugly Life
1. The Last Song
2. Crescent Moon
5. Happy Shoes
Format: 1LP 140g black vinyl, gatefold sleeve
Cat no: DEMREC982
The series of official deluxe vinyl album re-issue in full:
9 of these 12 vinyl releases have never been released on vinyl before.
- 19-Feb-21 Frank Black – The Cult Of Ray (Blue Vinyl)
- 19-Feb-21 Frank Black – Oddballs (Silver Vinyl) b sides compilation previously available on vinyl in 2013
- 14-May-21 Frank Black – Francis Black Francis (White Vinyl) 2LP previously unavailable on vinyl
- 14-May-21 Frank Black – Honeycomb (Translucent Honey Vinyl) previously unavailable on vinyl
- 14-May-21 Black Francis – Fast Man Raider Man (Translucent Vinyl) 2LP previously unavailable on vinyl
- 23-July- 21 Black Francis- Bluefinger (Blue Vinyl) previously unavailable on vinyl
- 23-July- 21 Black Francis – Live at the Hotel Utah Saloon (Red Vinyl) 2LP previously unavailable on vinyl
- 10-Sep-21 Black Francis – Svn Fngrs (Orange and White split Vinyl) previously unavailable on vinyl
- 10-Sep-21 Black Francis – Live in Nijmegen (Clear Vinyl) 2LP previously unavailable on vinyl
- 5-Nov-21 Black Francis – 07-11 9 CD box set
- 28-Jan-22 Black Francis – NonStopErotik ( Crimson Vinyl) previously unavailable on vinyl
- 28-Jan-22 Black Francis – The Golem (Grey Vinyl)
- 28-Jan-22 Paley & Francis – Paley & Francis (Black Vinyl) previously unavailable on vinyl