Flying Nun Records and Propeller Records are thrilled to announce a special double disc (and “double front cover”) vinyl release of The Body Electric’s iconic 1983 album Presentation and Reality, plus The Body Electric 12” with four remastered tracks from the same era; including ‘Pulsing’, ‘Who Takes the Rap’, ‘Dash 1721’ and ‘Rubber Knife’. The tracks were remastered by Alan Jansson and Garry Smith at Uptown Studios. The standard black reissue is out Saturday April 23, with pre-orders available now. An extra special “Limited Release Colour Vinyl” package will be available in-store only on release day (Saturday April 23).
The Body Electric are often referred to as the pioneers of electronica in Aotearoa, emerging in 1980 from the remains of the infamous Wellington Terrace Scene — which housed some of NZ’s most emblematic indie bands including The Steroids and Shoes This High.
Both The Body Electric EP and Presentation & Reality once sitting in $4.99 bins at Wellington’s Chelsea Records, eventually became extremely sought after all over the world. The original pressings are now worth upwards of $200 and they both remain pillars in New Zealand’s music history.
The Body Electric EP and Presentation and Reality reissue will be available as a double disc package; a 45RPM 12” EP and 33RPM LP respectively. This release is brought to life by Flying Nun Records in collaboration with Propeller Records, and is the first physical reissue since the early 80s. An extra special “Limited Release Colour Vinyl” package will be available in store only on release day, but pre-orders for the standard black package are available now. Did we also mention, both albums and EPs are in super heavy 180 gram vinyl?
The Body Electric 12”
Who Takes The Rap
Presentation and Reality LP
Babies On Parade
Dreaming In A Life
You Left Me Waiting