Yes this was what I was wondering. I have pre ordered the Cd and goodies bundle and will also buy the vinyl when it's available. It'd be good if the bird themed CD was on vinyl too and available for pre order.
I've just checked and the vinyl is now available to pre-order through Rough Trade - it comes with the goodies too. I rang up Rough Trade and they cancelled my CD order and then I reordered the vinyl version.
The October issue of The Word magazine has "Do It Again" on the cover CD too. More good publicity for Edwyn from the magazine and described as "a stunning return to form". Although, that does suggest Edwyn was out of form previously but I don't ever remember that!
Wee bit more detail on the Rough Trade site about the bonus disc...........
rough trade exclusive with a bonus cd of 19 bird related songs from peggy lee, the swallows, shirley temple, manfred mann, linton kwesi johnson etc, an exclusive edwyn print and signed by the man himself. 'losing sleep', the seventh album from former orange juice frontman (and 'a girl like you' hitmaker) edwyn collins is the scottish indie legend's first album written since recovering from two brain hemorrhages in 2005. the album features collins co-writing tunes with contemporaries (johnny marr, roddy frame of aztec camera) and progeny (franz ferdinand's alex kapranos and nick mccarthy, the cribs' ryan jarman, the drums, and the magic numbers' romeo stodart).
My Bum Fuzz unit just arrived in California along with some plectrums with Edwin art. It took me along time to order this unit, but the twenty five year gestation period for it to be built surely eclipses my lack of urgency. Best regards all...
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