Vinyl love: The Charlatans “Us and us only”

(Vinyl Love is a series of posts that quite simply lists, describes, and displays the pieces in my growing vinyl collection. You can bet that each record was given a spin during the drafting of each corresponding post.)

Artist: The Charlatans
Album Title: Us and us only
Year released: 1999
Year reissued: 2019
Details: Limited edition, limited to 1000 copies, Record Store Day exclusive, clear vinyl

The skinny: So perhaps my expectations were unreasonable, as were my hopes that our local stores would somehow manage to track down some of the US and UK exclusives, but I have to admit to a modicum of disappointment with this year’s Record Store Day. Unless you count the free disc I scored with one of my purchases, the only RSD exclusive I picked up today is this one, though I did take advantage of the sales to procure a few records I’ve had my eye on for a while. Still, rather than dwelling on what I didn’t find, let’s have a look at this excellent clear vinyl reissue of The Charlatans’ 1999 album, “Us and us only”, that I did find. One of the many great albums by one of my favourite bands, this release was one of the few bright spots for me in the year it was released. And it sure does sound sweet on vinyl.

Standout track: “My beautiful friend”

7 replies on “Vinyl love: The Charlatans “Us and us only””

I don’t remember seeing too many people calling 1999 ‘the best year ever’ for music!
Good to read you were able to pick up some other good ones today, even if not the specific RSD options


Haha. It’s definitely nice. I was thinking about going back out to see what was left at some of the stores too.


Oh! Nice clear vinyl! Very nice indeed. The Charlatans are a band that I didn’t like at the time but have grown to like over the years. Their tunes are very infectious.

Sorry you didn’t get your hands on the RSD releases you were hoping, but this is a good find and it’s always good to pick up some non-RSD stuff on a good deal!

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It was one of those US only RSD exclusives that I hoped would find its way up here. Oftentimes, they repress “exclusives” in a more “standard” edition after the day. So here’s hoping.

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