This special limited edition 10" picture disc release of Lake Tahoe was limited to 2,000 pressed copies only, and was a special release for Record Store Day April 21, 2012. Despite the fact that I had several people attempting to find this one for me, luck wasn't on our side that day.
The good news was that Kate's website announced they had 200 copies available on their site to buy at the regular sales price on May 9th. Anyone that tried to get one that day knows what a fun day it was trying to order from the site. The web traffic was so high that everyone's computer kept crashing, including mine.
Despite the crashing, the 200 copies sold out in about an hour. A lot of people never got one that day either. Everyone tried really hard, but it was a mad rush to the finish line. I know how difficult it was, so I really do empathize with anyone that tried and couldn't get through. It was not an easy task.
Personally, I do think it was much nicer getting it from Kate's shop, even with all the difficulty that day. Let's face it - Record Store Day was a complete disaster. We all know where a lot of these ended up, and even though I've been a hardcore fan for a lot of years, I had absolutely no intentions of paying the kind of money people were wanting from a certain online site. The whole thing made me sick.
I just want to give a shout out to Kelly R. and Kimberley P. who tried very hard for me on RSD to get one of these things. Special mention also goes to Mark M. who had his people looking for me as well. Thanks guys. I know RSD was a complete disaster and it's greatly appreciated that you all tried. Thank you!
I know Kate will never see this, but I'd like to thank her and her shop for putting some of these out so that REAL FANS had an opportunity to finally get one. Thank you!