4AD have re-issued JunkYard in a special vinyl edition. Apart from the 12" LP, the package also contains a bonus 7" of the single 'Release The Bats' and 'Blast Off'. Additionally it includes a CD of all 12 tracks, so that buyers can also access the music digitally. The album has been mastered from the Henry Rollins 2000 re-master, previously unavailable in Europe (see Mick Harvey's comments below) while the single is a new, 2012 master taken from the original studio analogue tapes.
Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party) interviewed for The Quietus
I think it's a great record, really. We did some weird things with the way we put it together and mastered it: we put the songs really close together so there were hardly any gaps; we put loads of treble on it and that crazy cover which I've never really liked. I'm sure it's a great cover but I'm not sure it represents the album all that well. But the actual contents of the album are really amazing and they're a very special set of recordings and that's what really stands up; most people don't look at the cover these days, they just play the music. Henry Rollins did a re-master of it and made the songs have longer gaps between them. There are re-mastered versions of it here in Australia that make it sound a bit more normal and probably more powerful and less of that messing with people's heads. In the end it's down to the songs and it's pretty strong material.
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