Last 2010 Newsletter

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The day after our last show of the USA tour and I'm sitting at the computer reflecting on what one hell of an adventure the whole thing was. (Note I updated this on 8 January).


Fittingly, we finished here in Portland where the reception is especially wild, even on a snowy Monday night with alarmists on the radio urging everyone to stay in. Thanks to those brave souls who chose differently.


Now we head for home after a vegetarian Thanksgiving in a couple of days. Time for a rest I guess, but it probably won't work out that way.

Photo by Randy Wentzel Photography:


Thanks for everybody's patience regarding pre-orders. We're ready to send everything except that darned DVD (Paris in the Fall) and those Crushed velvet bags which are on the way from India. Still, both are very much in the works now. Time for some hot chai...


Shows planned for 2011 so far....

* APRIL 9 - Nijmegen/Merleyn (NL)
* APRIL - Paris, Brussels, Liege, Lyon, and other cities in France
* SPRING - Moscow, St. Petersburg
* JUNE - Wave Gothik Treffen Festival, Leipzig



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THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - Seconds Late for the Brighton Line
Now available on CD - from ROIR and we're fiercely proud of it. All CD copies now in digipaks rather than just the first 500. Also available is a very limited double vinyl edition with a bonus side.

  • CD: 15 Euros
  • DLP: 25 Euros

Spectacular and exciting DVD release from Paris in The fall 2009. Imagine a club packed like sardines in a can and three cameras hovering over the throng. Possibly LPDs finest, and most intense, visual document. On Soleilmoon.

  • Still available only as a PRE-ORDER: 15 Euros (in production, but we experienced an unexpected delay)
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THE LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - The French Collection

On BLRR, could this be The Legendary Pink Dots' finest Live document? Collected from shows during a seriously spectacular tour of France back in 1994, Raymond has remastered hours of material previously unheard. There are chestnuts here which were never repeated. It's a wild ride, but there are moments when you can hear a glass tear hit the floor.

  • DOUBLE CD: 20 Euros
  • 4 x LP VINYL BOX SET: 65 Euros (check for availability - just 350 made in a beautiful black and silver box).

THE SILVERMAN - Time on thin Ice
A mysterious, spiritual voyage from The Silverman, featuring a guest appearance from Edward Ka-Spel on vocals. Released on BLRR will

  • CD: 15 Euros
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EDWARD KA-SPEL - The Minus Touch
In Purgatory you have a choice of doors. New CD just released on BLRR.

  • CD: 15 Euros

Special limited vinyl release celebrating 30 years of life in the Dots together for Edward and Phil.

  • Limited Tour CD: 15 Euros

EDWARD KA-SPEL - Armchair Migraine Theatre
Special ltd vinyl release on BLRR. A dark epic journey to a place that's just beyond the corner of of your Third Eye... 200 ONLY!!

  • VINYL ONLY: 25 Euros (check for availability)
Crushed Velvet Apocalypse remastered


LEGENDARY PINK DOTS - The Crushed velvet Apocalypse (remaster)

PRE ORDER special edition CD in velvet bag: 20 Euros (Please note, this version has experienced an unexpected delay).
Regular edition: 15 Euros (out now)


EDWARD KA-SPEL - Chyekk China Doll (remastered CD with new bonus tracks). A marvelous spring clean for the sound on this album originally released back in 1986. Musically a collaboration between Edward and Patrick Paganini who played violin for the Dots at that time. Steve Stapleton edited and made his inimitable mark.

  • First edition CD with deluxe cover: 15 Euros
Photo by Randy Wentzel Photography:



  • The Angel (various sizes): To celebrate 30 years we reproduce the design from LPD's first vinyl album "Brighter Now". A popular number on the tour which just concluded - check for availability. Note: "mediums" are VERY thin on the ground. Price: 20 Euros

  • Seconds Late (various sizes): The shirt of the tour and the Dots' latest album designed by The Silverman himself. Very few in "medium" size - very popular on the US tour. Price: 20 Euros



BIG CITY ORCHESTRA - Sound Effects Library Volume 22
Old and dear friends of the Dots who also celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. This CDR release features The Silverman on keys and devices. Just a handful in stock. Price: 13,50 Euros


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INTRODUCING: The TEKA hand-made series....

Terminal Kaleidescope

The Terminal Kaleidoscope mail order service is happy to announce a series of hand-made items brought to you by members of the band.


First release in this series is a CDR edition of DEVASCAPES by Edward Ka-Spel. Just 25 were made for the USA tour featuring a digital version of the hyper-limited cassette release and a cover which featured fragments of a story which is to be set to music and sent through Cyberspace to those who picked it up on the USA tour. It sold out although we did limit sales to 1 per show. But after persistent protests from quite a few people, the artist IS preparing some more.


Because of the time it takes to make each one , it will only be available until FEBRUARY 6! Of course the cover will be different to the original 25 but the exclusive piece will be available to those who place an order. When the deadline is gone it will NOT be made available any more. Price: 25,00 Euros


Brighter Now as a picture disc with a handmade cover by The Silverman and New Orleans artist Alan Jaeger. If you don't know Alan's work, prepare to be STUNNED! Copies of this long unavailable picture disc were recently unearthed by Soleilmoon just in time for LPDs 30th Anniversary. We have 12 of them and we promise an object of great beauty. Price: 40 Euros


Faces in the Fire as a picture disc with a handmade cover by The Silverman and New Orleans artist, Alan Jaeger. A handful, lovingly created. Price: 40 Euros


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Eye Spy With My Little Eye

THE TEAR GARDEN - The Secret Experiment (CD)
Just 3 left in the cupboard and it's now sold out at source. Check for availability.

THE TEAR GARDEN - Eye Spy with my little Eye (CD)
20 Euros plus postage.

Astonishing presentation of this live collection documenting a tour for the 2 bands back in 1984. Last copies! - 20 Euros



LOVE AND LOUD COLOURS - The lyrics of Edward Ka-Spel

We'd like to bring your attention to this is a website dedicated to Edward Ka-Spel's book of lyrics which was released a few years ago. The site has been updated and visitors will find a section where Edward reveals the origins for many of his outpourings.


Tapajawa - Critical Magic

TAPAJAWA - Critical Magic

Barry Gray (aka Stret majest Alarme), Legendary Pink Dots' guitar player from all of the first albums, has just released a fine and utterly spacey cassette on Beam Ends Records. Now operating under the name of TAPAJAWA, it can be ordered via our old friend Freek of BeeQueen for 15 Euros. Order directly from Freek: info - at - beequeen - dot - nl.




Watch this space for new entries in months to come. Meanwhile we direct you to previous newsletters for precious pearls in this series.