Portland’s Machu Picchu Ltd made preorders available today for their second release, a reissue of the heavy psych masterpiece “Dark Round The Edges”, the 1972 album by Dark. “Dark Round The Edges” was originally released on a vanity label in the UK in an extremely limited quantity. The album has seen several unofficial reissues over the years, however the Macchu Pichu edition is officially licensed, as well as remastered. From the label’s site:
“One of THEE greatest guitar-heavy psych records in the world, “Dark Round the Edges”was originally issued in an edition of around 50 copies, mostly for friends, family, and the odd record company. Its reputation has since blossomed into something resembling a redwood, or perhaps an original Van Gogh. This album is the holy grail for lovers of fuzz-driven hard rock, and has been the most sought-after privately pressed LP on the planet.
We’ve spared no expense to bring you the deluxe reissue of this classic, an album be- loved by heads & cosmic couriers around the world for its great songwriting, terrific instrumental workouts, and mysterious vibe. ZERO TIME IS NOW.
•Officially licensed by Dark, who will receive royalties from sales of this album
•Remastered and restored by Warren Defever for maximum brilliance
•Sleeve notes by the group’s songwriter and guitarist Steve Giles, including a complete group history
•Sleeved in a tip-on gatefold jacket, with an expanded version of the original booklet – 20 pages of lyrics and never before seen photos from the group’s personal archives”