Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100

New half-speed master edition of Pelican West, a celebration edition of Haircut 100’s much-loved debut album, released with full cooperation of the band. In less than six months, the group moved from being London underground darlings to chart sensations, and within a year had disappeared into pop’s ether, leaving behind one memorable album and four Top 10 UK singles. “Lots of people are discovering Haircut 100 now and that album and saying it’s fresh as a fantastic daisy, every time, that’s the wonder of it.” – Nick Heyward (vocals and guitar), 2022 “In our pre-senile dementia years, we can sit here and still feel proud of something we did when we were nippers.” – Marc Fox (percussion), 2022. “This is what bands should be, nobody made any sense!” – Blair Cunningham (drums), 2022.

This new edition has been newly mastered by Phil Kinrade, and expertly cut using transfers of the original 1⁄2” digital audio tapes using precision half-speed mastering by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. The equipment at AIR Mastering uses balanced mains power for improved performance and lower noise and the digital equipment is locked to an extremely accurate digital clock to reduce jitter. The Neumann VMS80 lathes and cutting amplifiers used have been fully renovated and modified to enable half speed mastering. Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, featuring an obi strip and housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve. Also includes a 4-page booklet insert.

Haircut 100

Pelican West

Demon
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
LP+x4

£79.99

Half-speed master from the original tapes of their debut album Pelican West, two LPs of extended versions, B-sides and special remixes, plus the first-ever release of the eleven tracks that the band were working on in late Summer 1982 for the follow up album to Pelican West, to be titled Blue Hat For A Blue Day.

Black
Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

DEMRECBOX77

Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
LP

£31.99

Half Speed Master

Black
Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

DEMREC1074

Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
CDx4

£34.99

54-track 4CD edition

Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

EDSL0129

Haircut 100

Pelican West

Demon
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100 by Pelican West - Haircut 100
Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
LP+x4

£79.99

Half-speed master from the original tapes of their debut album Pelican West, two LPs of extended versions, B-sides and special remixes, plus the first-ever release of the eleven tracks that the band were working on in late Summer 1982 for the follow up album to Pelican West, to be titled Blue Hat For A Blue Day.

Black
Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

DEMRECBOX77

Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
LP

£31.99

Half Speed Master

Black
Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

DEMREC1074

Album artwork for Pelican West by Haircut 100
CDx4

£34.99

54-track 4CD edition

Released 24/02/2023Catalogue Number

EDSL0129

New half-speed master edition of Pelican West, a celebration edition of Haircut 100’s much-loved debut album, released with full cooperation of the band. In less than six months, the group moved from being London underground darlings to chart sensations, and within a year had disappeared into pop’s ether, leaving behind one memorable album and four Top 10 UK singles. “Lots of people are discovering Haircut 100 now and that album and saying it’s fresh as a fantastic daisy, every time, that’s the wonder of it.” – Nick Heyward (vocals and guitar), 2022 “In our pre-senile dementia years, we can sit here and still feel proud of something we did when we were nippers.” – Marc Fox (percussion), 2022. “This is what bands should be, nobody made any sense!” – Blair Cunningham (drums), 2022.

This new edition has been newly mastered by Phil Kinrade, and expertly cut using transfers of the original 1⁄2” digital audio tapes using precision half-speed mastering by Barry Grint at AIR Mastering. The equipment at AIR Mastering uses balanced mains power for improved performance and lower noise and the digital equipment is locked to an extremely accurate digital clock to reduce jitter. The Neumann VMS80 lathes and cutting amplifiers used have been fully renovated and modified to enable half speed mastering. Pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, featuring an obi strip and housed in a poly-lined inner sleeve. Also includes a 4-page booklet insert.