Fountains of Wayne – Welcome Interstate Managers – Ltd Ed, 2XLP, Red Vinyl, Real Gone Music, 2021
Double red colored vinyl LP pressing housed inside a gatefold jacket with two printed inner sleeves featuring lyrics. Includes bonus track. It’s the most popular album by one of the greatest power pop bands of all time… and it’s never seen a widespread vinyl release. Welcome Interstate Managers was hailed a classic from the day it came out in 2003, and featured Fountains of Wayne’s biggest hit with “Stacy’s Mom.” The song craft and lyrical wit of Chris Collingwood and the late, great Adam Schlesinger have never been sharper; there’s not a bad song on this record and lot of them (e.g. “Bright Future in Sales;” “Hackensack”) rise to the same lofty perch as “Stacy’s Mom.”. Also included as a bonus track: the non-LP b-side to the ‘Stacy’s Mom’ single, ‘Elevator Up!’ One of the 21st century’s greatest rock albums.