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Jonathan Richman announces brand new online series


Jonathan Richman has announced the launch of his brand new online series which is titled Just a Spark, On Journey From Dark.

The new project from Richman is reported to feature music, poetry, interviews as well as guest musical appearances from some of his friends and is set to begin on September 1st via his label Blue Arrow.

This is a left-field move from the former Modern Lovers man who broadly boasts of having no social media presence and we certainly can’t wait to see what he’s got up his sleeve for us.

I, Jonathan, his fourth solo album is also set to receive its first-ever vinyl release on September 11th. The special exclusive release comes in celebration of 50th anniversary of Rounder Records and is being pressed by Craft Recordings. On top of that, Vinyl Me, Please are releasing ‘summer sky blue’ edition of the album.

“The best distillation of Jonathan Richman’s work from Modern Lovers through his solo work, I, Jonathan is now on vinyl for the first time,” the item description reads.

“It’s one of the VMP x Rounder collaborations in the year-long celebration of the Rounder 50th Anniversary honouring the label’s rich legacy with a unique offering of catalogue reissues, box sets, live events, an original podcast series, and more.”