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Magnetics, The - A Historical Glimpse Of The Future Record Store Day 2019 Edition
A1The Lion Sleeps Tonight
A3Shanghai Stripper
A4Þorláksson Og Norðmann
A5Silicone Valley
B3Ísfeld í Ríó
B4I'm Getting Married Today
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Magnetics, The
A Historical Glimpse Of The Future Record Store Day 2019 Edition

Strange Disc | Item No: 640101
Vinyl LP | 1981 / EU – Reissue | New
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Item Description
* Record Store Day Europe / UK 2019 Exclusive Release!
* First ever vinyl reissue since 1981
* Limited to 1,000 copies
* Includes insert with extensive liner notes + obi strip

Strange Disc Records proudly presents the first ever vinyl reissue of a landmark Icelandic minimal Synth album: The Magnetics ‘A Historical Glimpse Of The Future’ (1981). The Magnetics were Jakob Magnússon and Alan Howarth, an intriguing international & iconic duo. Keyboard player Magnússon was an Icelander who already had an impressive jazz resume, while Howarth was making a name for himself as a Hollywood composer – in 1981, the same year that A Historical Glimpse of the Future was released, he also was involved in the soundtracks for two hit John Carpenter movies, Escape from New York and Halloween II. Both have been quite successful in their post-Magentics careers, Howarth with more soundtrack work (They Live, Big Trouble In Little China, Christine etc. ) and Magnússon with various jazz outfits. Jakob would end up working as the Icelandic ambassador to the UK during the 90’s. Throughout the fantastic A Historical Glimpse of the Future album you can hear the soundscapes people came to associate with the 1980s films scored by Carpenter/Howarth. Dark and moody material but with a strange twist as you can hear on the synth cover of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” & the old-timey cabaret-styled “I’m Getting Married Today”, two truly bizarre pieces that doesn’t seem to fit at all… and somehow by not fitting actually fits perfectly, which is the real story of A Historical Glimpse of the Future. Originally released in 1981 on WRT (and going for hefty amounts on the second hand market), Strange Disc Records proudly presents a deluxe vinyl reissue (1000 copies) containing an insert with extensive & exclusive liner notes from Jakob Magnússon himself. Released exclusively for Record Store Day (UK & Europe) 2019, available in participating stores on April 13.
Item Details
Item No:640101
Artist:Magnetics, The
Titel:A Historical Glimpse Of The Future Record Store Day 2019 Edition
Label:Strange Disc
Format:Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing:EU – Reissue
Release Date:1981
Available since:03.04.2019
Price: 29,99 € 16,49 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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