This special edition runs along side the 40th anniversary edition of the debut LP.
“Odyshape” the second album by The Raincoats originally released on Rough Trade Records in 1981.Re- mastered from original masters. It was The Raincoats I related to most.
They seemed like ordinary people playing extraordinary music. Music that was natural that made room for cohesion of personalities. They had enough confidence to be vulnerable and to be themselves without having to take on the mantle of male rock/punk rock aggression…or the typical female as sex symbol avec irony or sensationalism. (Kim Gordon, Sonic Youth,1993).
We just really loved what The Raincoats were doing – they were a really exciting band. I think the thing that was good about The Raincoats simply was that the tradition that they were playing in was their own and so they had an original voice. You couldn’t ignore them – they were undeniably fascinating – the interplay between the two voices and the sound of the group was something original and that was what was exciting about them. (Geoff Travis, Rough Trade Records, February 2009)A1 Shouting Out Loud
A2 Familiy Treet
A3 Only Loved At Night
A4 Dancing In My Head
B2 And Then It's O.K.
B3 Baby Song
B4 Red Shoes
B5 Go Away