The Unadorned Truth… on vinyl!

Following the successful reissue of Richard Thorncroft’s cult single You Can’t Handcuff the Wind, recently featured in the movie Mindhorn, a limited edition 3-track 12″ single is available to pre-order by the actor.

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The film is written by and stars Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby, alongside Steve Coogan, Russell Tovey and Essie Davis, and features Barratt as the legendary 80s actor as he gets involved in a police manhunt on the Isle of Mann.

As we explained recently, Thorncroft was the star of the short-lived detective series Mindhorn back in the late 80s, filmed on the Isle of Mann, and which led to the rise of long-running smash hit spin-off Windjammer. When the show ended, Thorncroft attempted a move to Hollywood which unfortunately fell flat, before starting a brief assault on the pop charts. You Can’t Handcuff the Wind wasn’t a big hit, but it’s retained a loyal following ever since, and has been the source of a long-running joke behind the scenes with TVO regulars, as the guitarist in Thorncroft’s band looks remarkably like Stephen Evans.

Now the digital single (available here) is included on a 140g 12″ vinyl release, alongside two more Thorncroft deep cuts: Hot Boots and Sunset. Diehard fans will remember that Thorncroft was meant to perform the former track on Wogan as a potential follow up single to …Wind, but he got drunk. Very drunk. Anyhew…

The Unadorned Truth can be pre-ordered from Music Glue now, signed by Richard for a limited time only. That’s got to be £14.99 well spent… so pre-order it now!

And if you missed it recently, you can catch our exclusive interview with the film’s stars Julian Barratt and Simon Farnaby over yonder

 

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