Forager Records x Stranger Than Paradise Exclusive Bundle

£53.98 £42.99
Format: 2xLP
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Save over 20% on our Stranger Than Paradise exclusive editions of Sky Dust Drifter and I'm Coming Home by Flight.

Various - Sky Dust Drifter

* Stranger Than Paradise exclusive Sky Dust Blue vinyl limited to 200 worldwide!
* Featuring a selection of songs sourced from rare records of the 70s & 80s reissued for the first time
* Follow up compilation to the critically acclaimed Forager Records release Belong To The Wind
* 10 restored and remastered tracks from 10 obscure artists
* Premium case wrapped style sleeves for a period correct look & feel
* Original artwork by Arina Kokoreva

An anthology born out of isolation and deep introspection, Sky Dust Drifter is a cosmic medley of sun-soaked AOR, psychedelic folk, and soft rock. This soundtrack was driven by the lonesome cowboy, a lockdown savior leaving me adrift in desert winds and dimly lit country bars.

Long-distance trades and masked meetups yielded a collection of private press LPs and 45s from ten different artists spanning 1973 to 1980. This seemingly random stack of records revealed songs living entangled in themes of hard luck, heartache, and the inevitable loneliness of existence. Adorned in cracked leather and chrome, this album is an aimless wander from the soil to the stars.

Featuring an unreleased English version of the compilation’s title track “Sky Dust Drifter,” (originally released only in Hebrew), the record shifts from laconic afterthoughts to bold proclamations. From Michael Andrews’ blue-eyed soul assertion “Something Bad’s Better Than Nothin’,” to the searing electric guitars and bold synths of Sunburst’s “Special Lady,” Sky Dust Drifter thrives on solitude in a universe of unconditional self-rule where loneliness is not darkness but rather a blazing light of autonomy.

Flight - I'm Coming Home

*Stranger Than Paradise exclusive purple vinyl limited to 200 worldwide!
*Forager's 2nd ever release, a beautifully fragile folk daydream recorded in 1971 and unreleased until now.
*Premium case wrapped style sleeves for a period correct look & feel
*Original hand drawn artwork by Niko Bianco

Michigan quartet Flight was formed in the small town of Grayling by Phil Stancil and Doug Slater. The two teenagers, with no formal musical training, sat down for a year to explore a shared sense of vulnerability, and a new found freedom in expressing an emotional openness rarely seen in young American men at the time.

What resulted was an 8-track LP, recorded over two days in two separate studios. Aside from a limited 45 pressing of 50 copies of the two singles, I’m Coming Home would wait a full half century to be released.

This music recently uncovered and restored, provides a unique glimpse into the world that was 1971 America: a time when young men felt emboldened to abandon machismo, and explore the feelings of heartbreak, longing, alienation, and love in music.

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