Originally intended for its 25th trip round the sun and following it’s heavy feature at the Beyond The Streets exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London, this 40th anniversary edition of Duck Rock lands on its original birthday – 27th May – as a limited LP + bonus 12″ with indies-only “Duck For The Oyster” print.
The sleeve reverse includes an extensive text by Malcolm McLaren which was transcribed in 2008. Entitled The Making Of Duck Rock, it goes into extensive detail about Duck Rock’s genesis, development and subsequent effect on music and popular culture.
The bonus 12” record is intended to provide a separation between Duck Rock and the other tracks that have been remastered for this anniversary release. An image of the Duck Rock manifesto (typewritten by Malcolm McLaren at the time of the 1983 release) is printed to one face and presages the page layout of a book accompanying a more elevated boxed edition due later in 2023.
The album will be housed in a cellophane bag to which 2 Hype stickers attached. The Blue Hype sticker is a facsimile of the label adhered to copies of the original release. For the anniversary edition, this will be sequentially numbered for the first pressing. The other hype sticker follows the design tropes of the South African pressing of Double Dutch.
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