The The, Soul Mining

Next week, the classic 1983 debut album from The The — Soul Mining, featuring the singles “Uncertain Smile” and “This is the Day” — will receive a slightly belated 30th anniversary reissue in the form of a deluxe 2LP set that will include the newly remastered album on one 180-gram vinyl platter and six remixes and B-sides on the other.

And, thanks to the fine folks at Sony Legacy, we’ve got a pair of copies of this handsome box set to give away to two lucky, U.S.-based Slicing Up Eyeballs readers.

For full details on the Soul Mining reissues, head over here.

TO ENTER: In the comments section below, please name your favorite The The song — and, if you’re feeling so inclined, offer up a few words as to just what it is about it that you think makes it so great. If you’re using the Slicing Up Eyeballs app, please email your entry to with the subject line “This is the day I try to win some The The vinyl.”

RULES: This contest is open only to U.S. residents (sorry, those are Sony’s rules). We’ll take entries until 5 p.m. EDT Friday, July 4. After that point, we’ll select two winners, who will be notified via their provided e-mail addresses. One entry per person. Good luck, and godspeed.




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