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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Euclid Records Starting Limited-Edition 45 RPM Singles Series, Culled from Live Performances. Steve Wynn First Performer, Art Chantry Designing Sleeve

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 11:18 AM

This is badass. From Euclid Records:

Euclid Records, for over 25 years a major player in the St. Louis record and CD retail market, will be starting a new series of live in-store performances followed up by the release of limited-edition 45 rpm singles recorded in the store. Each release will be strictly limited to 300 copies, $1 for each one pressed will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund (NOMRF) to benefit musicians displaced or suffering loss of equipment in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Steve Wynn, the legendary rock artist who led the Dream Syndicate in the 1980s, and who has since released nearly two dozen albums as a solo artist, will be the first performer participating in this series. Wynn will perform at 3 pm [November 15] in Euclid Records on the beautiful hard-wood stage built for live appearances. The performance will be recorded live, and one or two songs will be chosen by the artist to be released on the 7” single.

Each release will be in a special package with the label and matching back sleeve designed by famed graphic designer Art Chantry. Chantry is considered to be the godfather of independent rock graphics, designing posters and album art since the early 1990s. There will be unique 7 x 7” prints, signed and numbered by various graphic artists such as Art Chantry, Gary Houston, Guy Burwell, and more, suitable for framing or keeping as a front cover to the single.

The 45s will be sold exclusively through the websites of Euclid Records ( and NOMRF ( Pricing will vary, as individual packages will each contain unique elements such as colored vinyl, etched vinyl, or other possibilities.

Euclid Records is committed to helping rebuild the lives and livelihoods of people and musicians in New Orleans who lost so much in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This is also an effort to expose great artists to a generation which doesn’t know how much fun it is to shop in record stores. Artists will be chosen from as wide a range of musical styles and genres as are carried in Euclid Records, which is to say from just about any kind of music you can name.


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