Here in the UK some enterprising souls have set up a new label Garage Greats, dedicated to re-issuing the best and rarest garage 45s from around the world.
The first batch of ten records include classics such as Fe Fi Four Plus 2’s ‘I Wanna Come Back (from the World of LSD)’ The Heard’s version of ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’, and The Plague’s ‘Go Away’. Some of these 45s are so rare as to be simply impossible to find no matter how deep your pockets (less than 20 known original copies in all cases). Each 45 has been remastered at London’s Abbey Road studios for ‘maximum playback enjoyment’. In keeping with the original releases the original labels have been reproduced faithfully. Each release is a hand-numbered limited edition of 500 that comes in a generic Garage Greats house bag.
The website www.garagegreats.com has been registered and advertised but is currently inactive (hopefully that will change soon). In the meantime you want to purchase any of these 45s your best bet is from Bomp Mailorder in then US and Soundflat in Europe.