Why June 27th for a release date?
This corresponds with the first flight of the rocket in 1969 from Woomera, Australia and to allow for vinyl manufacturing times. Also, the release is 21:10, or 20 minutes and 70s seconds, for reasons which will become clear if you're a satellite nerd.
What's unique about the vinyl?
The vinyl edition is clear and limited to 300 copies. Currently, it is due to be released on the same day as the digital and I have a wonderful record contact who is keeping me well informed about the vinyl production situation but this may be subject to change. Please note also that the picture shown is a mockup and the finished product may have very subtle differences.
Will this be available from Bandcamp?
Yes, you can order it from here if you prefer to use Bandcamp. Shipping is still worldwide.
Can I support this without buying a record?
Yes, you can subscribe. This is set up via Bandcamp, it works out at about £1.67 a month and you get a free subscriber-only cassette when you join, a link to a secret section of this site, 20% off certain items of merchandise and a digital treasure trove of everything I've ever released, including music not on Bandcamp. Alternatively, you can make a small one-off donation to further the project's development which would help me to license archive footage and record a follow-up release (which is already written).
This release is 100% DIY and I really appreciate any support you are able to provide. If you can't afford to support the project, but think it's a cool idea, please tell your space-loving friends about it and help it lift off!
Do existing subscribers get a discount?
Yes, you get 20% off and you'll be able to see a more extensive collection of photographs and research from the project.
How can I get in touch with you?
If you have a press-related question, want to report a website issue or you've noticed something I haven't covered above, you can contact me here.