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The The - Soul Mining NAD (black vinyl)

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originally released in 1983 ,‰Û÷soul mining‰۪ is the debut major label album by post punk outfit.

the the fronted by matt johnson including the singles ‰ÛÏuncertain smile‰۝, ‰ÛÏperfect" and the iconic ‰ÛÏthis is the day‰۝, the album, which is gold certified in the uk, has been long out of print on vinyl, except as part of a limited run 30 th anniversary 2 lp boxset reissue in 2014 featuring a host of talented musicians, including jg thirwell (aka foetus manorexia and steroid maximus), zeke manyika (orange juice), electronic diy pioneer thomas leer and jools holland, matt johnson set out with a clear vision in mind to produce an album that felt cinematic a record of width, depth and texture and one which avoided the mundane line up of two guitars, bass and drums lauded with critical acclaim (‰ÛÏsoul mining is a brilliant and very idiosyncratic album‰۝ the guardian "like shaving lotion applied to cleanse a wound, johnson‰۪s songs are attractively scented and sting like hell‰۝ melody maker) the music and lyrics of ‰Û÷soul mining‰۪ are as fresh and relevant today as they were almost 40 years ago side