RSD Must Haves: Field Music — Music for Drifters

News / Record Store Day 2015 / Special Features / April 16, 2015

As part of Record Store Day 2015, we here at Modern Vinyl will be highlighting our Top “Must Haves” from the recently released lists. Next up is an entry from Alan Miller focusing on the upcoming release from Field Music, “Music For Drifters.”

What Is It?

In 2013, UK band Field Music were commissioned by the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival to score a 1929 silent film by John Grierson titled Drifters. The result was a one-off live performance to accompany the film, which led to the band going into the studio to record the score for wide release. The band will be performing it live to accompany the film at a few cinemas between April 24th and June 27th. Head over to The Quietus to hear the track “Casting Out Pts 2 And 3”.

Music for Drifters will be a 2xLP release pressed on 180-gram silver vinyl with a silver board gatefold and download card included. The album will get a full release in August.

How Difficult Will It Be To Find?

Since this is considered a regional/limited RSD release, it might be a bit tough to find in the USA. However, if you are in the UK it is listed under the standard releases and should be available.

How’s That Price?

I haven’t been able to track down a definite price just yet, but I did see an online seller in the UK listing it at £21.19, which is around $32 USD (EDIT: Bull Moose has the list price at $22.99). For a 2LP RSD release, the price seems to be on point. If you’re looking for something a little different to add to your collection, then I would highly recommend it.

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Alan Miller
Alan is a songwriter and record store clerk living just north of Nashville, TN.

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