Published on March 12th, 2013 | by Ryan Ribitsch0
Flea – Helen Burns // Limited to 900 on 180g Black Vinyl EP
Some of you may remember a while back when Flea was selling copies of this via his own means. These sold out at a price tag of $75 with some extra goods (the only way to get it at the time). Now, BecauseSoundMatters has finally released a stock of their own. It was originally said to be from a total pressing of 900 (not sure if that’s changed) with proceeds going to the Silverlake Conservatory – a community based non profit music school that Flea is an integral part of. This marks Flea’s first ever solo release.
“Flea said he had no plans for the album to be anything but to just record it in the back room at his house following a long Chili Peppers tour and as a way for Chris Warren to learn how to be a sound engineer.”
Get Flea's brand new limited edition EP now on Because Sound Matters. The record is on 180 gram vinyl, pressed in Europe and mastered by Bernie Grundman.
■180 gram vinyl, pressed in Europe
■Features performances by founding RHCP drummer, Jack Irons; current drummer, Chad Smith; and Patti Smith
■“The most delightful surprise of the year” (8/10) -Diffuser
■Mastered by Bernie Grundman
The EP was recorded in 2007 by Flea and Chris Warren, drum technician and keyboard player for the Chili Peppers. Flea said he had no plans for the album to be anything but to just record it in the back room at his house following a long Chili Peppers tour and as a way for Warren to learn how to be a sound engineer. The title of the EP, according to Flea, comes from a character in the 1847 novel Jane Eyre. Flea said “the beauty of Helen Burns is a quality I look for in all human beings. Burns is always someone who is present with me and whose highest ideals resonate in the deepest experiences of my life”.
All songs were produced and written by Flea, except “Helen Burns”, which was co-written with Patti Smith.
2. Pedestal Of Infamy
3. A Little Bit Of Sanity
4. Helen Burns
5. 333 Revisited
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