They Only Wanted Your Soul

The Reds, Pinks and Purples

They Only Wanted Your Soul

SLR 266 » released October 2022

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1. I Should Have Helped You 6. Saw You at the Record Shop Today
2. Unrequited 7. Poems & Pictures
3. Keep Your Secrets Close 8. Workers of the World
4. They Only Wanted Your Soul 9. We Won't Come Home at Christmas Time
5. Is Your Mind That Free? 10. Sky & Earth

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Before The Reds, Pinks & Purples started getting noticed by a larger audience, the "I Should Have Helped You" 4 song EP snuck out on Swedish experimental label I Dischi Del Barone and quickly disappeared, becoming a little-heard but often whispered about piece of the RPPs discography. Recorded around the same time as the material that ended up on his breakthrough LP Uncommon Weather, it contains some of the best examples of Glenn Donaldson’s melancholy but wry take on indie pop. Needless to say, it's terrific.

The original 7" is now a white whale for collectors, trading for silly prices on Discogs when it shows up at all. This music needs to be heard, so we've put together this limited reissue that adds six more tracks to make it a mini-LP length grab bag of hits. It has songs about record shopping, religion, worker's rights, dysfunctional holidays, and of course heartbreak sung over a maze of shimmering fuzzy guitars and drum machine beats -- an essential chapter of the Reds, Pinks & Purples story.


All copies on royal blue vinyl.

see also » Unwishing Well LP/CD

see also » The Town That Cursed Your Name LP/CD

see also » Summer At Land's End 2xLP/LP/CD

see also » I'd Rather Astral Project DS

see also » Uncommon Weather LP/CD

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