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Spell – Season In the Sun bootleg cassette

Contributed by Lauren N. Bailey on Apr 4th, 2020. Artwork published in
October 2019
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    Spell – Season In the Sun bootleg cassette 1
    Photo: Lauren N. Bailey. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Chaotic No Good’s first bootleg cassette and j-card design for Spell’s Season In the Sun released on Halloween 2019.

    Season In the Sun is an album of covers released 26 years ago on the 1st of November 1993 by the band Spell. Spell is made-up of members Rose McDowall (Coil, Strawberry Switchblade, Psychic TV, Current 93) and Boyd Rice (NON, Boyd Rice & Friends, Death In June, Current 93).

    The album pays tribute to a genre of tragic love songs known as “splatter platter,” “death discs,” “tear jerkers,” or simply “teen tragedy” popular in the ’60s and ’70s. Songs covered on the album include “Terry,” a single written and originally performed by Lynn Ripley aka Twinkle, featured in a former Chaotic No Good release.

    Season In the Sun was originally put out on vinyl and Compact Disc by Mute Records and is the project’s only release. The use of Eckmann-Schrift references the project’s original art (see the images at the end of this post).

    J-cards are a two-color risograph design, printed with the help of Stephanie at Martian Press.

    Spell – Season In the Sun bootleg cassette 2
    Photo: Lauren N. Bailey. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Cover of the original release on Mute from 1993, designed by Slim Smith together with Spell.
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    Cover of the original release on Mute from 1993, designed by Slim Smith together with Spell.

    Record label of the original release on Mute from 1993.
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    Record label of the original release on Mute from 1993.

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