Sunday, 19 October 2014

Art of the Cover - Sleater-Kinney's "Start Together" (Limited Edition 7-LP Box Set)

Some real nice artwork adorns this mighty collection of glorious  music from the seminal Washington band.

Sleater-Kinney is an acclaimed, American rock band that formed in Olympia, Washington in 1994. They were known for their feminist, left-leaning politics, and were an integral part of the riot grrrl and indie rock scenes in the Pacific Northwest.

Start Together is a deluxe box set compiling remastered versions of all seven of Sleater-Kinney's critically-acclaimed albums!

Also included is a 44-page hardcover book and an art print.

Each LP is on a different color of vinyl, and this box is the only way to get these albums on colored vinyl.

Each album has been freshly remastered by Greg Calbi for this release. In a press release, he shared this statement about the box set:
For such ferocious music, it was actually a very delicate process. I found, in dealing with one of the earlier albums, that my signal path and compression, including my Burl B2 convertor, gave me a more resonant, deeper sound on the guitars than the originals. Because the band rarely, if ever, used bass, I felt that this added to the aggressiveness and power of the band overall. I believe this treatment added a subtle, yet important, dimension to the band, and I explored each of the other albums with the same intention. Above all, their music, from inception, stands the test of time for the cleverness and emotional impact they brought to their genre.

Sleater-Kinney's sublime discography consists of seven studio albums, nine singles, and five music videos. They released their debut album, Sleater-Kinney, in 1995 on the independent record label Chainsaw Records.

The band's second album, Call the Doctor, was released in 1996 to great critical acclaim, cementing the band's reputation as one of the major musical acts from the Pacific Northwest.

Dig Me Out, Sleater-Kinney's third album, was released the following year on Kill Rock Stars. It became one of their most successful albums, appearing on several publications' best album lists.

Sleater-Kinney released their fourth album, The Hot Rock, in 1999. This collection became the band's first album to enter the US Billboard Top 200 chart.

Their next album, All Hands on the Bad One, was released in 2000 and received a nomination for Outstanding Music Album at the 12th Annual Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Awards.

One Beat, Sleater-Kinney's sixth album, followed in 2002 and met with high critical praise.

Sleater-Kinney released their last album, The Woods, in 2005 on Sub Pop. The album produced the singles "Entertain" and "Jumpers".

In 2006, the band announced an indefinite hiatus.


Sleater-Kinney (1995) 
Call the Doctor (1996) 
Dig Me Out (1997) 
The Hot Rock (1999) 
All Hands on the Bad One (2000) 
One Beat (2002) 
The Woods (2005)

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