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20 years of’ ‘Original Pirate Material’ celebrated with limited edition vinyl

Locked On to be releasing limited edition formats of the seminal album

  • Becky Buckle
  • 25 March 2022
20 years of’ ‘Original Pirate Material’ celebrated with limited edition vinyl

20 years of The Streets debut album ‘Original Pirate Material’ will be celebrated with Locked On Records releasing the vinyl in exclusive formats.

These exclusive formats are, a limited-edition orange vinyl boxset, an exclusive orange double vinyl LP as well as merchandise also available.

The special collection will be released in conjunction with Record Store Day on April 23 in over 250 stores across the UK with a first come first served basis.

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Merchandise has been made from independent British streetwear brand SCRT who have created t-shirts, hoodies and a cassette available to purchase at the launch event held in store on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch.

SCRT founders Chris Narey and Adam Kirk have said: "Getting the opportunity to work with The Streets was pretty huge. Mike Skinner was seminal, and definitely an early influence for us as kids. At the time, Original Pirate Material came out of nowhere, it changed the way we listened to music; we grew up to that album.

“The guys came by with this huge box of stuff they'd saved from the original release… Slide photos, saved copies of magazines and newspaper clippings from the 2002 launch. Seeing those photo slides, and the notes/faxes from radio DJs discussing how much they wanted to play the releases, really brought it all to life.

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“You could see that culture heads were just as excited about the tracks as we were at the time. It's funny looking back at how much culture has changed, and how much it has stayed the same. We tried to bring that out in the designs, focusing on the 'found footage' angle, reliving early 2000s aesthetics, and how it felt to have someone explode onto the scene like that.”

Click here to find your local store.

Becky Buckle is Mixmag's Digital Intern, follow her on Twitter

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