On January 3rd, 2001, documentary writer/producer Wayne Darwen brought a professional TV news crew into the Temple of the O.T.A. to visually record a remarkable event: the summoning of the ancient spirit Vassago. Only 13 days after the ritual was visually recorded, President Laurent Kabila of the Congo was assassinated! See the entire operation in sequence, exactly as it happened with no rehearsals and no retakes. This 2011 edition has ten more minutes of new footage with commentary on the Vassago Prophecy, as subsequently revealed in the following 2 years, plus a new prophecy from Vassago.
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut release, Blur s classic follow-up album Modern Life Is Rubbish has now been remastered from the original tapes by Frank Arkwright (The Smiths, Arcade Fire, New Order, Joy Division), with the remastering overseen by legendary original producer, Stephen Street. The Modern Life Is Rubbish Special Edition finally unites the non-album single Popscene (which was recorded whilst tracks from the album were being demo ed) with a Blur studio album. Also included in the accompanying bonus disc are all the Popscene, For Tomorrow and Chemical World b-sides (amongst which are nestled the Visit To Primrose Hill Extended Version of For Tomorrow, a reworked version of Chemical World and a cover of the Rod Stewart classic Maggie May. Completing the bonus disc are the b-sides to The Sunday Sunday Popular Community Song CD, (the official title of the main Sunday Sunday single release), the music-hall style covers of Daisy Bell and Let s All Go Down The Strand.