Malcolm Middleton

A Brighter Beat [15th Anniversary Edition]

  • Malcolm Middleton - A Brighter Beat [15th Anniversary Edition]
25th February 2022 / Dinked & LP / Full Time Hobby
"This batch of songs is a bit more focused on simple loneliness rather than the outright dejection he's sometimes slumped into before." - 7.8

Malcolm Middleton

A Brighter Beat [15th Anniversary Edition]


Special Dinked Archive Edition of multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton's third solo LP.

Released: 25th February 2022
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 25th February 2022. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

Originally released on 25th February 2007, Malcolm Middleton’s third solo album and first for Full Time Hobby is being made available on vinyl once more for its 15th anniversary. Only ever released on black vinyl in limited numbers around the original release, this updated version has been re-cut to optimise sound quality and pressed to natural / clear vinyl, includes liner notes from broadcasting legend Colin Murray, and is presented in a high-quality gatefold sleeve with updated art from David Shrigley.

Also available is a very special Dinked Archive edition featuring an alternative sleeve, again by David Shrigley, silver vinyl and an exclusive 7” featuring three b-sides from the original sessions (Point of Light, Pick Me Up, Black Marks) limited to 500.

Dinked Archive Edition No.6
+ Silver vinyl
+ Sleeve drawn by David Shrigley
+ 7” with 3 extra tracks
+ Dinked Archive obi-strip
+ Dinked Archive gold foil sticker
+ Limited to 500
+ One Per Customer

Indie Exclsuive LP
+ Ultra clear vinyl
+ Original sleeve artwork

Format /Dinked & LP
Released /25th February 2022
Catalogue / FTH033LPXV
Barcode / 5060626464056
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