SPARE SNARE - The Complete BBC Radio Sessions 1995-2018
"A beautifully presented clamshell box set, featuring 42 tracks over three CDs in card sleeves and a 36-page booklet featuring photographs and full details from the sessions. Containing three John Peel Sessions, two Marc Riley Sessions, and numerous Radio Scotland Sessions, it would be rude not to mention and include the track the band did for Aled Jones on BBC Radio 2. The only band to do sessions for both Peel and Jones. Two tracks have never been "aired" before, including a jingle for Peel. The sessions were recorded at BBC Studios in Maida Vale, Salford BBC Glasgow and includes a live on-air set from the original 13th Note, Glasgow. The artwork is based on the original BBC Study Series from the 1960s, while the art of the CD labels is based on BBC Sound Effect 7" singles. This box has been fully authorized and signed off by the BBC and is licensed to the band's main man, Jan Burnett of Chute Records. All 42 tracks have been sourced and mastered specifically for this release." - Chute.
After nearly a decade of false starts, multiple game plans veering off the rails, and a handful of shattered hopes and/or dreams, the odyssey is finally complete—the new Fusetron site is here.
This is the first phase of a multipart rollout that will span the next few months: the currently browsable stock includes miscellaneous new releases from the past 8+ months (we have a lot of catching up to do), plus approximately a third of our backstock. Note that we’ve reduced/slashed prices on many titles and will continue to do so in order to make room for new stock. We’ll also be expanding / tweaking / improving / debugging the site itself (for example, we still have work to do on the automated international postage system, not to mention the inevitable inventory discrepancies that come with transferring an ancient and massive database to a new system).
Over the next few months, as we take inventory, clean house, and delve into our storage, we will be uploading thousands of additional items, gradually, on a near-daily basis. This will include the majority of the LPs, as well as many titles, in all formats, once thought long-gone. Many currently “sold out” items are likely to resurface.
Finally, once our general backstock is up (probably in the next two or three months) we’ll begin making our extensive stockpile of rarities available online for the first time: tons of random out-of-print titles, "deadstock," warehouse finds, secondhand collectibles, etc., accumulated over the past few decades.
Frequent/returning customers will be getting early access to these items. Details to follow on how this will work (a priority mailing list? a 'frequent flyer'-like program?), but it will not be based on dollars spent. We want to reward those who consistently support us, especially in the discogs marketplace era (to those who show up trying to poach five copies of a one-off rarity, and nothing else, ever… ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ).
So—we suggest you take some time to dig through the site—even we’ve been surprised by what’s been turning up, and there’s much more to come.