Posted 7th September 2010 in RuthAfter the acclaim and success of the 'Cold Waves and Minimal Electronics' compilation earlier this year, we are proud to announce the release of a 25th Anniversary Deluxe Special Edition reissue from one of the artists featured on this collection. Ruth's 'Polaroïd/Roman/Photo' was consistently noted as one of the standout tracks from the comp, which received glowing reviews across the board; e.g. Pitchfork – 8.2, NME – 8/10, Vice – 9/10.
This wasn't the case the first time around though. Originally released on Paris Records in 1985 Ruth's LP sold just 50 copies and was relegated to obscurity until the track "Polaroïd/Roman/Photo" started appearing on bootlegs and compilations in the early 00's, slowly becoming the cult synth pop classic it is nowadays. An original copy goes for upwards of £300 on ebay and Ruth are a shining light from an oft forgotten music scene that is becoming increasingly influential today.
The deluxe limited edition - on transparent scarlet vinyl - features a 12 page booklet of lyrics and photos and download codes for a digital version of the album which includes six bonus tracks.