Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love (Leathur Records)

Motley Crue
Leathür Records Release of 'Too Fast For Love'
(Original 1st Pressing 1981)

Professional Sound Quality
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3
Artwork Included


Leathür Records was the record label that Mötley Crüe's debut album was released on, actually a colophon created by the band and manager Allan Coffman. Too Fast for Love was released in 1981 and featured a picture of singer Vince Neil's leather clad crotch. The format was both LP and cassette, as well as compact disc. There were three pressings, the first being the rarest. The second pressing was available on LP and cassette, as well as compact disc. The third pressing was only available on LP.
Leathür was manufactured and distributed by Greenworld Distribution of Torrance, California. Greenworld went bankrupt in 1986. The album was part of what is referred to as a 'pressing & distribution' (p&d) deal, meaning that the band retained ownership of the masters and Greenworld had rights to make the records and put them out. The Leathür deal was completed by Coffman and Greenworld's Alan Niven, who himself went on to co-manage Guns N' Roses. [-end-]

The band was then picked up by Elektra Records and the record was ordered to be re-mixed for re-release. The Canadian WEA release of the album in June 1982 featured the original Leathür mixes and not the Elektra re-mixes by Roy Thomas Baker released everywhere else. -Original

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