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The TOMS - S/T 2xLP reissue available for preorder!
The TOMS self-titled 1979 debut has long been one of my favorite records ever and today Feel It has the pleasure of announcing the preorder for our expanded reissue of this power pop classic! This first LP in the set is a straight reissue of the original 12 track album released by Tommy Marolda's own Black Sheep Records. The second LP adds 7 tracks from the original session (paired with The 1979 Sessions LP we released back in 2020, this marks the first time all 33 tracks Tom wrote and recorded in one weekend have been available on vinyl ever!) and 5 additional TOMS originals from the Songgram Studio archives. Remastered by our pal Caufield Schnug (Melody Men, Sweeping Promises) and packaged in a proper gatefold jacket with liners by John Borack and previously unpublished photos of the recording session. There's also a bonus 7" (limited to 100) on red vinyl featuring a hot cut of "The Flame" backed with an unreleased cover by Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. Preorders will ship just before the release date of March 10!
THE TOMS was originally released in 1979. The project of Tom Marolda, a New Jersey musician, he recorded the album in his home studio, playing all the instruments himself. In the years since its release, it's become a highly prized treasure amongst power pop fans around the world, at least those lucky enough to discover it. Beatlesque melodies abound on a record that sounds anything but lo-fi. Feel It Records is proud to re-release this long sought after gem with 11 bonus tracks plus Peter Noone (Herman's Hermits) performing "The Flame" for the first time ever released! -John M. Borack, Author, Shake Some Action 2.0: An Updated Guide to the 200 Greatest Power Pop Albums