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Tom Nehls – I Always Catch the Third Second of a Yellow LIght

This 3/LP gatefold vinyl is available with:
Now-Again Reserve: a deluxe vinyl subscription.

A rock concept album, as progressive as it is psychedelic, recorded by a 17 year old Tom Nehls and his high school friends in Minneapolis over a three month period in late 1972. Nehls original notes describe his influences: The Beatles, Zappa, Tolkien. But that amalgamation cannot prepare you for the depths that this wunderkind explored with first-time engineer Paul Stark, who would later found Twin/Tone Records and sign and develop punk legends The Replacements and dozens of other bands.

Stark custom pressed a run of Paul 1000 copies of the album but 900 of them were destroyed when Nehls basement flooded. He hand assembled the remaining copies, spray painting the first few covers and then pasting black and white sheets of paper on the rest. He sold a few copies to friends in his high school. And that, for nearly 20 years, was that.

Legendary psychedelic record collector Rich Haupt, one of the first to discover Nehls’ album over three decades ago, writes “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and true genius never comes in a slick package. If these words are true, I Always Catch the Third Second of a Yellow Light is the proof.” This album is a welcome addition to the genre Paul Major called “Real People Music” – a wonderful and sincere exploration of the human predicament that reveals more of itself with each listen.

This is the first vinyl reissue of the album, overseen by Nehls with Now-Again’s Egon, and mastered from Starks’ original tapes, with previously unreleased music in a bonus second LP available only to subscribers. Nehls story is told for the first time in an extensive essay. Download card for WAV files included.

• Packaged in gatefold jacket, with obi strip and resealable polybag.
• Download card for WAV files of the album.
• Includes a 6-panel eco-wallet CD version of the album.
• Booklet with extensive liner notes detailing the history of the album.
• Remastered by Elysian Masters head engineer Dave Cooley in Los Angeles, delicately lacquered by Electric Mastering in London and perfectly pressed by Quality Record Productions in Salina, Kansas.
• Produced with the direct participation of this album’s creators.