DARK DVDs & CDs

DARK have made several CDs & DVDs available including the 1997 Beer Festival 25th Anniversary Gig,

the 'Memories In Pink' event and their FINAL Farewell performance at The Racehorse,

'Reaching The Edge'.

These are available for sale through this website.

Aside from the NEW 'Dark Round The Edges' CD (with BONUS material), they are NOT professionally produced.

 

Steve makes each of the others himself, by hand, on his PC.The DVD discs are DVD-R and are 'Region Free' - i.e. they should play on any DVD player.

The CDs are also available for Download - just go to the Downloads Tab, where you can also hear 30 second snippets of each track.

 

They are produced to order although usually there are a few 'in stock' ready to go out, but please allow 28 days for delivery, especially if ordering from outside the U.K.


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The price of each item is indicated below the picture and is including administration, packaging & postal charges.

 

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Dark Round The Edges CD

UK - £8.99

World - £12.50

 

This CD IS professionally produced. The CDs are NOT burned CD-R discs.

The photo shows 2 CDs. This is just so you can see that the CD is NOT CD-R. There is only ONE CD in the package.

 

A brand new release from Steve Giles of the original 6 tracks from the Dark Round The Edges LP recorded at SIS Studios in Northampton between July 9 & July 13, 1972,
PLUS bonus material consisting of the rejected backing tracks (without vocals or overdubbed guitars) and the actual backing tracks used, which have been edited so as to fit on the CD.


The tracks have been remastered from the original analogue tapes by myself after they were transferred to Digital files.​

The original artwork has been reproduced as faithfully as possible, with the original black on red label being adapted for use as the CD label.​

The package includes an 8 page lyric booklet using the artwork from the originals.

There is also a 12 page 'The Dark Round The Edges Story' by myself.

The discs are numbered as sold out of 1000. 

Prices include shipping + packing. If the shipping cost is less than you have paid, I will refund the difference.

Beer Festival DVD*

Please see note on video quality at bottom of page

UK - £7.59

World - £11.49

 

This DVD includes the Gig, "Recording at Far Heath", the 40th 'Round The Edges' anniversary video, the 'Shadow Of The Rain' video and the Anglia News TV Broadcast.

 

Each section has its own chapter.

 

The live tracks are:

 

The Cat, R.C.8., Miles & Miles Away, Maypole, Killin' My Friends,

Don't Worry About That, Walking The Road, All The Loving I Need,

Madame La Guillotine and Live For Today.

Unfortunately it was not possible to allow each track to be accessed individually.


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Memories In Pink DVD**

Please see note on video quality at bottom of page

 


This DVD includes the preparation during the day, setting up the equipment, sound check, auction, snippets of the support band*** and, of course,

DARK performing the tracks from 'Dark Round The Edges'.

 

There is also a chapter at the end of the disc showing the presentation of the cheque to Paddington Ward at Northampton General Hospital


The disc is divided into chapters, so you can choose which section to play and each track has it's own chapter.

 

The package includes full information about the event and about Carly, in whose memory the event was organised.


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UK - £7.59

World - £11.49

Reaching The Edge DVD

This DVD includes the preparation during the evening, setting up the equipment, sound check and, of course, DARK performing the tracks from 'Dark Round The Edges' plus an 11 minute Jam Session - 'Reaching The Edge' - the VERY last track ever performed by the famous 'Dark Round The Edges' line up

 

The disc is divided into chapters, so you can choose which track to play, without having to run through the whole disc.

 

There is a photo insert with a few photos taken on the night, including one of the band with an original 'Dark Round The Edges' album cover that was brought up from Taunton by one of our original fans, Allison.

Ron had originally signed this for her when she bought it back in 1973, and the rest of the band were happy to add their signatures as well on the night


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UK - £7.59

World - £11.49

Reaching The Edge CD

This CD is the edited down audio from the 'Reaching The Edge' DVD and features DARK performing the tracks from 'Dark Round The Edges' plus an 11 minute Jam Session - 'Reaching The Edge' - the VERY last track ever performed by the famous 'Dark Round The Edges' line up

 

The disc is divided into chapters, so you can choose which track to play, without having to run through the whole disc.

 

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UK - £6.59

World - £10.49

Anonymous Days CD - (2016 Remix)

Anonymous Days was originally released by the band themselves in 1996 on their own DARKEDGE RECORDS label.

In 2001 it was put out commercially by Kissing Spell with a new cover painted by Martin Weaver.

The same cover now features on this brand new CD, Digitally remastered and remixed by Steve Giles, from the original analogue tapes recorded at Far Heath and Outrider Studios.

It has 9 tracks - in a slightly different order from the original CDs.

 

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It is also available on 12" vinyl from Void Records of Millville New Jersey.

UK - £6.59

World - £10.49

DARK Jams CD

Including 'The Jam - 1975' (Remastered)

UK - £4.59

World - £8.49

Following the discovery of a Bootleg release of the CD originally put out by

Kissing Spell, DARK have brought out another version, this time Remastered from the original by Steve Giles and featuring extra 'Jams' that were recorded.

 

'The Jam - 1975' was recorded in Steve's parent's loft, which he had converted into a small recording studio, to test out a new 12 Channel mixer.

 

'Jam Knight' was recorded at SIS Studios shortly after it was taken over by Steve. Featuring the late Mick Knight on keyboards, it was recorded to test the equipment once it had been installed at the studio.

 

'Piece Of Cake' - not really a Jam but a short instrumental composed by Steve.

 

'Reaching The Edge' was recorded at DARK's farewell gig in 2011 and is the last time the 'Round The Edges' line-up performed Live together.

 

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Welcome To The Edge CD

UK - £5.59

World - £9.49

This is our last ever foray into the recording studio with the Round The Edges line up, except that Martin has now emigrated to Bulgaria, so he wasn’t there.

That didn’t stop him contributing, however.

Once we had acceptable backing tracks complete, we emailed him the files, told him where we wanted his solos and left him to it!

The idea for this project first came about in early 2014 when Clive thought it would be a good idea to do something with our ‘In The Sky’ track.

Bearing in mind the lyrics, he felt it would be great if we could do something to

commemorate the Centenary of  The Great War, 1914-1918.

We didn’t exactly know what we’d do, then Clive came across a recording studio that had recently opened and were offering great promotional rates.

So, we got booked in on their deal of an 8 hour session for up to 4 tracks.

Then I decided that, if we were going to do something with ‘In The Sky’, why not do the other 2 tracks that have often featured with that one on many of our

‘Round The Edges’ reissues  -  so that’s what we’ve done!

We spent a few weeks rearranging the songs,

which I had actually written quite a while before DRTE.

We had never played them with that line up!

‘Wasting Your Time’ ended up with a completely new ending,

so much so that Ron felt the original lyrics didn’t suit the new feel.

He came up with new lyrics, and both versions are included here.

 

Included also is a track from our latest project - a remix of our 2nd album,

‘Anonymous Days’ - which is now also available on 12" vinyl:

http://tinyurl.com/anonymous-days

 

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Welcome To The Edge DVD

This DVD is the story of our day in the Recording studio laying down the backing tracks.

As explained above, Martin is not there, having emigrated to Bulgaria, but he still features in the video as he records his parts in his own studio, which I later add to the mix.

The DVD is split into 10 chapters and covers the whole day from leaving for the studio, arriving at the studio and recording the takes of all 3 tracks.

There is also a short video showing how the sleeve photo developed as we tried various ideas, a video with the original 1971 recording as a backing track and the final chapter which includes some 'Out-takes'.

 

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UK - £7.59

World - £11.49

Please use the Form below if you would like to order multiple discs.

If you would like to order more than one item, please do NOT use the 'Buy Now' buttons.

Instead, use the Form below to message us with the items you require and to which country you would like them sent.

We will then determine a fair carriage charge and offer a discount depending on how many discs you order.

Thank you!

Please Note:

 

* The Live Video presented on the Beer Festival DVD was recorded on 2 Video-8 Analogue Camcorders before the advent of High Definition Digital Video.

It was edited onto a VHS Master Copy and then copied from that to Standard VHS.

Unfortunately, the Master copies were lost during the intervening years and therefore the DVD files had to be produced from that 3rd generation copy.

Consequently the quality of those files is way below what we would prefer but, being the only video record of DARK performing Live prior to 2011,we felt it worthy of producing and so have done what we can to keep the quality as high as possible.

 

** It was planned for the gig to be filmed with at least 2 Hi-Definition video cameras - Steve's on a tripod and 1 or 2 others 'roaming'. However, the others didn't turn up and Steve's camera inexplicably cut out before the end of 'The Cat' - the first song. From radio & press appeals, Steve managed to get some more footage and combined with what he, and band family members, had taken, there was enough to cover the whole gig. Unfortunately some of the footage is not the best quality and the acoustics at the venue are awful. making it difficult for us to hear what we were playing, but all things considered, it's not too bad at all and the sound we've got is much better than we could hear on stage!

 

*** The support band on the night was 'Hunsbury Central' - which featured Andy Johnson on rhythm guitar. Andy, Ron's brother, also plays on the DARK set.

Hunsbury Central were drafted in at literally the last minute when the scheduled support act - 'The Talks' - broke down on their way to the event.

 

Special thanks must go out to the members of Hunsbury Central. They had expected an evening off watching DARK.

Instead they all had to shoot off to collect their equipment!

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