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NON-NORTON LP EXCLUSIVES

WHAT EXACTLY ARE 'NON-NORTON EXCLUSIVES?" WELL, SINCE YOU ASK, CHILDREN, PULL UP A CHAIR AND LET ME TELL YOU EXACTLY HOW PECULIAR NORTON RECORDS WAS, FROM THE GIT GO. WE SAW THAT A PANT LOAD OF FANTASTIC ESSENTIAL ALBUMS WERE OUT OF PRINT AND SO WE COMMISSIONED THE FIRST REPRESSINGS FROM THE ORIGINAL LABELS. WE'D PLACE AN ORDER FOR THE MINIMUM OF 2,000 RECORDS AND WE'D PAY UPFRONT FOR THE ENTIRE PRESSING. THAT IS A LOT OF DO-RE-MI TO A COUPLE OF ROCK N ROLL FANS OPERATING BY THE SEAT OF THEIR MUTUAL PANTS. BUT WE MANAGED TO REISSUE, ON ORIGINAL LABELS, GENE VINCENT (6 ALBUMS), SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS, THE FLAMIN GROOVIES "TEENAGE HEAD" AND "FLAMINGO", THE DEBUT ESQUERITA CAPITOL ALBUM, AND A BATCH OF OTHER ALBUMS THAT THE ORIGINAL LABELS WOULD NOT LICENSE FOR RELEASE ON NORTON (OR ANY THER LICENCEE). WE FIGURED IT WE ORDERED AND PURCHASED THE WHOLE LOT, THEY'D GO FOR THE IDEA. THEY DID. AND THAT COPY OF  AT HOME WITH SCREAMING JAY HAWKINS IS QUITE LIKELY A NORTON-COMMISSIONED PRESSING. THIS INFO DOESNT APPEAR ON DISCOGS SO STOP A MINUTE AND ASK ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU PLEASE. I LOVE THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND ALL ITS CRAZINESS, BUT I LOVE THE RECORDS IT SPAWNED MUCH, MUCH MORE. IT'S TIME TO TELL THE STORY.