Paper + Plastick Records is proud to announce the release of U.K. anti-folk troubadour FRANK TURNER’s collection of demos, B-sides, live tracks and covers, collectively known as The First Three Years. The vinyl label, which normally includes a digital download of each album, will be releasing this double LP exclusively on wax beginning September 18th, which fans can purchase at www.paperandplastick.com.
“Frank Turner is the future of British music,” says P+P founder Vinnie Fiorello, “And I don’t say that lightly. He channels Billy Bragg like he has Billy’s blood running through his own veins. The lyrics, the melodies, and the way he connects with the crowd makes him a contender to be the ONLY British import that matters. I’m honored to be able to release his early songs all packaged up in a fantastic looking double LP. Long Live Frank Turner!”
Turner’s solo career took off overseas after his London-based hardcore band Million Dead broke up in 2005. He recorded these 23 songs between 2005 and 2008, of which most were demos and B-sides that appeared on split releases or compilations in the U.K., but are all available for the first time this side of the pond on The First Three Years. A nod to a Black Flag album in both name and artwork, Three Years… also features Turner’s folky and haunting interpretations of songs from Black Flag and Bad Brains to The Lemonheads, The Postal Service and ABBA. Having released a new album earlier this month, Poetry Of The Deed, this collection comes just in time for fans to catch up on Turner’s earlier work and sing along while he is out on the road this fall currently supporting The Gaslight Anthem.