Question: What could be better than receiving your favourite artist's brand new record in the mail? Answer: Receiving that very same record in the mail, personally signed by your favourite artist! Across Townsend Music's star-studded spectrum of stores, we've got a whole range of signed products from artists including Franz Ferdinand, Gary Numan, Craig David and many more. Let's take a look at a sample of signed goodies on offer, from A3 prints to exclusive lyric booklets.
1) Franz Ferdinand - Words So Leisured Signed Lyric Booklets
Set for release on March 11th on Domino Records, Franz Ferdinand's Hits To The Head is a greatest hits collection featuring 18 classic Franz Ferdinand tracks, plus two brand-new songs. To coincide with the launch of the official Hits To The Head campaign, Franz revealed the new track 'Billy Goodbye' and posted the high-octane video to their official YouTube channel.
"I guess the song is about being able to look at a friendship and say, ‘Ah hey, it’s over – but damn, wasn’t it good?" - Alex Kapranos
On the official Franz Ferdinand store, Hits To The Head is available on exclusive Deluxe Gold Double Vinyl, Deluxe CD, Cassette and more, with all bundles complete with a Words So Leisured lyric booklet signed by the members of Franz Ferdinand.
2) Gary Numan - The Singles Collection 1978–1983 Signed Ltd Edition Box Set
For years, Gary Numan fans have been asking for a singles collection and the Beggars Arkive team have delivered with The Singles Collection 1978–1983. This stunning bespoke box set contains 15 7-inch singles from 1978-1983, each on translucent coloured vinyl. The singles are boxed in a glorious bespoke, white vinyl wrapped DJ case, complete with laser foiled details, chrome corner caps, latch and handle.
Gary Numan is a pioneer, and his achievements over his four decade career (and counting) are remarkable for someone who never made any concessions to mainstream success!
An extensive 64-page tri-colour booklet completes the set and contains front and back sleeve images, notes, recording and original release information for each single, plus archival images. The box set is limited to 2000 numbered copies worldwide, signed by Gary Numan.
3) Twin Atlantic - Transparency Signed White Double Vinyl
Twin Atlantic have announced their brand new album Transparency - out January 7th - marking the start of a new chapter in the Scots’ prolific career. Sam McTrusty spils his guts on everything from marriage, male friendship and the absurdity of social media to parenthood, medication and his mum. A taster of the album has appeared in the form of the chaotic and satirical new track 'Get Famous'.
“Essentially, (the video) is me having a meltdown. Those are the darkest moments of social media that we rarely get to see.” - Sam McClusky
Over on the official Twin Atlantic store, we have signed CD copies of the album and the Transparent Clear Vinyl version, including a download card for the full album, housed in a full-colour sleeve with full colour printed inner and signed by the band.
4) Craig David - 22 Signed CD
Craig David's eighth studio album 22 comes 22 years since his first and will be released in 2022. For the first taster of the album, MNEK and Craig have teamed up on 'Who You Are', a stirring, upbeat track imbued with the concept of getting to know someone for who they really are.
"This song holds a special place in my heart. I really hope it helps you feel seen, heard and ultimately be able to express who you are" - Craig David
22 is available to pre-order now on Signed Deluxe CD alongside new merchandise and in bundles including a signed print. You can also pick up your copy of the new single 'Who You Are' feat. MNEK on signed one-track CD, only on the official Craig David store.
5) The Divine Comedy - Charmed Life Signed Lyric Sheets
The Divine Comedy: Charmed Life is a career-spanning 24-track collection of hit singles and fan favourites including 'National Express', 'Something For The Weekend', 'Songs of Love', 'Our Mutual Friend', 'A Lady of A Certain Age' plus a brand new track 'The Best Mistakes.'
Remastered at Abbey Road, this new ‘Best Of’ offers a comprehensive guide to The Divine Comedy as curated by Neil Hannon himself and will be released on his own Divine Comedy Records.
All Charmed Life - The Best Of The Divine Comedy bundles include an exclusive Charmed Life lyric sheet signed by Neil Hannon.
6) Courteeners - A3 Old Trafford 2021 Gold Foil Art Print
Courteeners headline show at Emirates, Old Trafford on 25th September 20201 saw the Manchester band return for their first home gig since 2019. The band were joined on the cathartic Saturday by Stockport indie-rockers Blossoms, and Manchester legend Johnny Marr.
"The show flew into overdrive with 'Not Nineteen Forever', which saw the whole audience jumping in unison and singing so loudly it would have been heard across at least three boroughs of Manchester." - Manchester Evening News
This Old Trafford 2021 Gold Foil Art Print commemorates the unforgettable event on light pink A3 card with gold lettering, signed by Courteeners.
On the Townsend Music Store, we've got a whole bunch more signed releases for pre-order and out now, including signed editions from Feeder, The Coral, Red Rum Club, Johnny Marr, Reef, The Waterboys, Archive and many more.