Monday 27 February
Spillers Records, the oldest record shop in the world, has been chosen to be sole seller of the exclusive tri-colour vinyl version of Tom Jones’ forthcoming collaborative single with Jack White, Evil.
Limited to only 150 copies, the special edition 7″ vinyl goes on sale on Saturday 3 March with only 100 copies available for in-store purchase from the Cardiff-based musical institution. Purchase is on first-come-first-served basis, with no copies to be placed on hold. As per Third Man Records (White’s record label) practice, the remaining 50 will be inserted into random mail orders of the standard black 7″.
“We’re bracing ourselves,” admitted Spillers owner Ashli Todd about the release which is said to have attracted interested buyers from as far as Italy.
“The only comparison to this in regard to demand is the annual Record Store Day where over 100 limited release are made exclusively for independent record stores.
Spillers was chosen following a suggestion sent to Third Man via twitter. ”When the single was first announced, someone tweeted us and Third Man that we might be the ideal place to stock the release,” said Todd.
“A few weeks ago the UK distributor for the vinyls contacted me to say they were in talks about getting use the exclusive.”
Anyone hoping to get their hands on the limited edition vinyl are encouraged to arrive early and dress for all weather. Commenting on people’s chances to get their hands on the tri-colour, Todd said: “Even if you’re not one of the hardcore fans that plans to queue in the early hours, it’s definitely worth coming down to try your luck. You’ve got to be in it to win it, as they say.”
A standard black 7″ version of the single will be released on Monday 5 March, while digital copies will be available from Monday 19 March.