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WEEK STARTING 29 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Heartworn Highways - 40th Anniversary Edition Box Set by Various Artists.

Various Artists

Heartworn Highways - 40th Anniversary Edition Box Set

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    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of one of Americana's true masterpieces, we are proud to present the original documentary film with its stunning soundtrack in a long overdue definitive edition package.

    * Limited to 1,500 copies worldwide
    * 2xLP pressed on WHISKEY COLORED WAX
    * Proudly Made in the USA
    * Hand crafted custom wood box by Boles Studio, Bronx, NY
    * LP-sized 80-page book with exhaustive 20,000 word essay by Sam
    Sweet interviewing artists, documentary creators and crew, including over 100 unseen photos taken during the making of the film
    * Cast of Characters by legendary Austin illustrator Kerry Awn
    * Reproduction of original film poster (24”x36”)
    * DVD of original 1976 film with restored image and sound plus 45 mins of bonus features, including performances by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and others
    * Region Free DVD
    * Double LP of soundtrack on “whiskey” colored wax housed in a Stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket
    * Download card for full soundtrack

    Sometimes, a documentary maker is present at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. It happened with Dylan's Don't Look Back, it happened with The Decline of Western Civilization, and it happened with 1976's Heartworn Highways.

    In the early '70s, as Willie Nelson let his hair grow long and brought together hippies and country music fans, a new country music world was developing. Helmed by filmmaker James Szalapski, Heartworn Highways is an iconic performance documentary that masterfully captures this magical slice of time through encounters with many of the true progenitors of the outlaw country scene. These radical country artists reclaimed the genre via an appreciation for its heritage in folk and bluegrass and a rejection of the mainstream Nashville machine. Some of country music's great songwriters, including Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Steve Young, David Allan Coe, Larry Jon Wilson, and Steve Earle appear on both screen and soundtrack, where musical highlights include Clark's brilliant "Desperados Waiting For A Train," Young's stirring "Alabama Highways" and Van Zandt's emotional "Waiting ‘Round To Die."

    The hard living – and hard partying – lifestyles of Heartworn's stars are played out on screen as we visit Van Zandt's Austin trailer, see Coe play in Tennessee State Prison, and witness a liquor-fuelled Christmas at Clark's house. No wonder the film's original tagline read: "The best music and the best whiskey come from the same part of the country."

    Outside of a limited film festival circuit, the film remained largely unseen, yet Heartworn Highways remains a pinnacle document in country music history. Its weighty legacy still rings true through fans like Lucinda Williams, Radiohead, and

    Father John Misty and through Hollywood's own interpretation with shows like Nashville and the Oscar-winning film, Crazy Heart. To document the new generation of country artists who carry on the film's tradition, a sequel–Heartworn Revisited– will be released in March 2016.


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    Bluesology (Elton John)

    Come Back Baby

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    Formed by keyboard maestro Reg Dwight (later to transform into Elton John of course) and his neighbour Stu Brown, Bluesology found agency work as the hot-shot backing band for visiting R&B acts from the USA, including The Isley Brothers and Patti LaBelle. This blue-eyed soul rarity, their first release for Fontana, featured Reg on piano and vocals and hails from July 1965. Shortly afterwards Reg began co-writing with a budding lyricist named Bernie Taupin and the rest is history. This £300+-rated 7” rarity comes reissued for Record Store Day 2016 with reproduction original Fontana label and bag.

    Jackie Brenston

    Rocket 88

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      The Story of Rocket 88:"Rocket 88" is a rhythm and blues song that was first recorded in the studio of producer Sam Phillips Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3 or 5, 1951. The recording was credited to Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, who were actually a 19 yr old Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm. The record reached no. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart. Many experts acknowledge its importance in the development of rock and roll music, with several considering it to be the very first rock and roll record. The new sound being due to the broken amp of the guitarist producing a fuzzed up sound.Ike Turner himself said, in an interview with Holger Petersen:...Anyway, we recorded "Rocket 88" and you know that's why they say "Rocket 88" was the first rock'n'roll song (well, they use the language "It's been said about 'Rocket 88'"), but the truth of the matter is, I don't think that "Rocket 88" is rock'n'roll. I think that "Rocket 88" is R&B, but I think "Rocket 88" is the cause of rock and roll existing ... Sam Phillips got Dewey Phillips to play "Rocket 88" on his program – and this is like the first black record to be played on a white radio station – – the fact remains that the record in question was possessed of a sound and a fury the sheer, utter newness of which set it apart from what had come before.

      Glen Campbell

      Wichita Lineman

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        Commonly referred to as “the first existential country song”, Stuart Maconie has hailed ‘Wichita Lineman’ as “the greatest pop song ever composed”, its reputation further enhanced by its inclusion in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Songs Of All Time’ poll. Written by Jimmy Webb and inspired by the image of a solitary lineman atop a telegraph pole, observed while driving through rural Oklahoma during sunset, this definitive version, released as a single in 1968, would go to Number 3 in the US chart and enter the top ten in the UK. In celebration of Campbell’s 80th birthday in April 2016, we’re reissuing it on red coloured 7” vinyl, using the original artwork from the ‘68 Spanish release.


        Johnny Cash

        The Best Of The Johnny Cash TV Show

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          Featuring x16 performances from the U.S. hit TV show that ran from 1969-71

          Michael Chapman

          Savage Amusement

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            Album features Chapman, Tim Renwick and Andy Latimer on guitars. Keef Hartley on drums, Rick Kemp on bass. Peter Wood on keys and Leo Le Blanc on pedal steel. It was recorded in 1976 at Sawmills in Cornwall, Tapestry in London and Ardent in Memphis.

            Shirley Collins

            English Songs Volume 2 (RSD Exclusive)

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              At the beginning of Shirley Collins' recording career in 1959 she recorded a series of 7" EPs for the Collector Records label. Originally released in short press runs, these rare early recordings have been very hard to find for nearly five decades.

              Just like the original, this comes in a front-laminated, flipback sleeve, but with a beautiful new inner bag illustrated with rare photographs.

              For Record Store Day, 16th April 2016, Fledg'ling Records is very proud to announce the release of a newly-remastered vinyl-only version of English Songs volume 2 (the third of her Collector EPs).

              Mike Cooper & Derek Hall

              Out Of The Shades

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                First-ever reissue of Cooper’s rare first recordings and PoB’s first Record Store Day release. RIYL Mike Cooper, Michael Chapman, Jackson C. Frank, Davey Graham, Bert Jansch, John Renbourn, Wizz Jones, or Clive Palmer. Available on virgin vinyl as a limited-edition 45 rpm 7”, with heavy-duty color jacket, restored original artwork, and notes. In 2014 Paradise of Bachelors reissued iconoclastic English-born, Rome-based folk and experimental music legend Mike Cooper’s classic triptych of early 1970s avant-folk-rock records—Trout Steel (1970) and Places I Know/The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper (1971-72)—to widespread critical acclaim, including Best New Reissue recognition from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone. But Cooper sowed the seeds of his deconstructivist music five years earlier in his rare earliest recordings, until now scarcely known and never reissued—fitting fodder for PoB’s very first Record Store Day release. Named for The Shades, the Reading, UK folk club where he regularly performed, and which employed and housed guitar prodigy Derek Hall—who later played on Cooper’s 1969 debut LP Oh Really!?—the little-heard Out of the Shades EP was released in an extremely limited edition by local label Kennet Recordings in 1965 as KRS 766. The songs were recorded live to a single microphone in the kitchen/bathroom/former outhouse of Mike’s rambling Georgian apartment, on a portable Ferrograph reel-to-reel that the engineer otherwise used for “recording birds and trains.” By 1965 Mike had already progressed beyond and exhausted his interest in electric Chicago blues with his first band The Blues Committee. He was now a peer of British folk scene stalwarts like Davey Graham, Wizz Jones, Bert Jansch, and John Renbourn, hosting folk nights up to five nights a week at venerable Reading and London clubs like Les Cousins, The Latin Quarter, The Elephant, and The Shades, Hall’s home base. Cooper recalls his former partner’s artistry and skill with fondness and wonder:

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                Ltd 7" Info: 500 only on black vinyl.

                Skip James

                Cherry Ball Blues

                  In the style of our Son House album you get a complete selection of all the pre war recordings. Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. He was born in Bentonia, Mississippi, and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He learned to play guitar from another bluesman from the area, Henry Stuckey. His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor sound, played in an open D-minor tuning with an intricate fingerpicking technique. James first recorded for Paramount Records in 1931, but these recordings sold poorly, having been released during the Great Depression, and he drifted into obscurity. After a long absence from the public eye, James was "rediscovered" in 1964 by three blues enthusiasts, helping further the blues and folk music revival of the 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, James appeared at several folk and blues festivals, gave concerts around the country and recorded several albums for various record labels.For the next thirty years, James recorded nothing and drifted in and out of music. He was virtually unknown to listeners until about 1960. In 1964 blues enthusiasts John Fahey, Bill Barth, and Henry Vestine found him in a hospital in Tunica, Mississippi. According to Calt, the "rediscovery" of both James and of Son House at virtually the same moment was the start of the blues revival in the US. In July 1964 James, along with other rediscovered performers, appeared at the Newport Folk Festival. Several photographs by blues promoter Dick Waterman captured this performance, James's first in over 30 years. Throughout the remainder of the decade, he recorded for Takoma Records, Melodeon Records, and Vanguard Records and played various engagements, until his death in 1969. 

                  Bert Jansch

                  Black Birds Of Brittany / Cuckoo

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                    Originally released as part of a split single with Shirley Collins, 1979’s ‘Black Birds Of Brittany' was recorded - somewhat unsurprisingly - around the same time as Bert’s paean to ornithology, ‘Avocet’. Re-issued exclusively for Record Store Day 2016, and backed by the previously unreleased ‘Cuckoo’ these two tracks are a perfect companion to this beautifully orchestral, experimental album. Artwork again comes from UK illustrator Hannah Alice (also responsible for Avocet’s charming reinterpretation). Limited to 1000 copies worldwide. 

                    Bert Jansch With Loren Auerbach

                    Colours Are Fading Fast

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                      3LP beautiful hard casebound book style set featuring both of Auerbach’s official albums originally released on her own Christabel Records, plus a third disc of recFently unearthed, unheard material. Also includes previously unseen images, together with a personal message from Loren’s mother, Geraldine. Remastered from original tapes by Brian Pyle. Comes with high quality download. There’s an idea in Japanese culture which suggests that true beauty can only be achieved through imperfection, as its opposite is unattainable. ‘Colours Are Fading Fast’ - a beautifully presented 3 disc set by Loren Auerbach (alongside future husband Bert Jansch) is a case in point. Though Auerbach's voice is sure, it has a tenderness about it that is truly endearing - to listen to her sing is almost an invitation - close your eyes and you could be sitting with her in her living room, a hot cup of tea by your side. Auerbach’s two albums (‘Playing The Game’ and ‘After The Long Night’ respectively) are included here, alongside ‘In Moonlight’s Grace’ - a third disc of previously unheard and unreleased material, transferred and remastered from original tapes. This part of the triptych feels decidedly special as it documents what would become a great partnership between Loren and Bert - both creatively and romantically. Some of it is a work in process, some of it more polished, but all of it retains Loren’s particular charm, and the effect that it clearly had on those around her. Listening again to her works, it’s truly a wonder that she didn’t see the same recognition of Virginia Astley, Bridget St John or even Vashti Bunyan.

                      Produced by Peter Buck, Tucker Martine, and Gary Louris, this is the first Jayhawks album since 2011’s “Mockingbird Time” and is a return to the lineup of the band that made “Rainy Day Music” in 2003 - the core band of Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Tim O'Reagan, and Karen Grotberg.

                      “It's the start of a brand new adventure.” sings Gary Louris on “Quiet Corners & Empty Spaces”, the opening track on The Jayhawks’ new album Paging Mr. Proust. The band formed in Minneapolis in 1985 and the album shows their commitment to adventure and forward motion which makes this collection of songs exciting and instantly memorable.

                      Elton John

                      The Thom Bell Sessions

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                      Following a stellar run of smash albums and singles throughout the early-‘70s, Elton John turned in 1977 to the warm sounds of soul music for his next step. Thom Bell was already a name producer for the ‘Philly Sound’ and for his work with some of the era’s biggest R&B acts like The Stylistics and the Detroit Spinners. The fruits of their collaboration would not find an official release until 1979 by which time Elton’s ever-restless muse had moved on but the sessions were not destined to languish in obscurity. By the late-‘90s copies of the original 1979 12” were changing hands for serious money among house heads and in 2003 Ashley Beedle’s spirited remix of the lead track ‘Are You Ready For Love’ gave Elton a much-deserved Number 1 single. For Record Store Day 2016 they’re once again available in all their full-length glory on this 2-track vinyl release.

                      For Record Store Day 2016 Khruangbin present two new versions of People Everywhere (Still Alive) one of the standout tracks from their 2015 album The Universe Smiles Upon You. First up Khruangbin deliver a beautiful (and much requested) extended version which sees the band develop and refine the track to lengthened perfection. Next in line emerging artist Vuelo works his dub magic, bringing some bass to the occasion and in doing so creating a worthy soundtrack to a beach festival sunrise.

                      This imaginative package from Khruangbin brings a new and unique element to their work. Taking the People Everywhere theme, the bands artistic flair and their interest in design, Khruangbin have invited Artists everywhere to contribute to this unusual release. Artists taking part are asked to design a template of the People Everywhere paperchain inlay which will be included in each copy sold and in which the vinyl will rest. Using People Everywhere as inspiration, Artists submit their work for selection via a website set up by the band to house the project. All submissions will appear on the website with information about each artist and the chosen designs will be reproduced, die-cut, and distributed among the physical vinyl releases for Record Store Day. Purchasers of the vinyl will own one of a very limited number containing the same design. This idea reaches out across the globe, using music and art to bring together People Everywhere for this one off project.

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                      Ltd 12" Info: White vinyl pressing.

                      Kid Millions Reworks Harry Taussig

                      Beyond The Confession

                        Kid Millions is a musician, composer and writer best known as the drummer and founder of Brooklyn's experimental rock behemoth Oneida. For the last twenty years, Millions has been at the forefront of the NYC experimental music community collaborating with artists as varied as Laurie Anderson, Yo La Tengo, Boredoms, So Percussion and William Basinski. Enter his album-length conversation with the recordings of the unjustly obscure guitarist Harry Taussig, whose 1965 private-press album Fate Is Only Once was reissued by Tompkins Square in 2006. This strange gem was followed by two new Taussig recordings - Fate Is Only Twice(2012) and The Diamond of Lost Alphabets (2014). Tompkins Square proposed that Millions take this raw material and fashion something completely new. Millions took the material up to Kingston NY and through working with his engineer Matthew Cullen emerged with an album of rare beauty in keeping with the spirit of Taussig's work while suggesting directions previously unexplored in his oeuvre. To create this new work, Millions and Cullen overdubbed guitars, drums and organs onto the original tracks and sent the material into other damaged psychedelic dimensions only hinted at in the original works. Millions writes in the liner notes, "[Taussig is] not slavishly attended to technique but we also don't feel any boundaries to his expression. One of his classic tunes is subtitled "Fantasia in A" and in a way this term is a perfect label for his entire oeuvre. A fantasia is an improvisation that touches on many themes and styles. Some of his songs are very tight and tidy and I was drawn to some of them. But I also wanted to stretch these moments of loose revelation and turn a spotlight on Taussig's generous search." We're left with a kind of revelation - a so-called "remix" album which can actually stand on its own and illuminate both artists' work.

                        Albert King / Paul Butterfield

                        SXS - Born Under A Bad Sign

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                          Graham Nash

                          This Path Tonight

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                            This Path Tonight is the new studio album and collection of 10 songs from Graham Nash. Produced by Shane Fontayne, this is Nash's first solo record of new music in fourteen years. The title track, ‘This Path Tonight’, is the debut single. Like the album, the song is one of reflection and transition of a singer-songwriter whose career (the Hollies, CSN, CSNY) has spanned more than five decades and counting. Graham Nash is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, GRAMMY Award winner, and Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)

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                            Ltd LP Info: This is the RSD exclusive piece, will include a 7" with 2 bonus tracks. Disc 1 is the new album. Disc 2 is the bonus 7". 180-gram vinyl.

                            Willie Nelson / Uncle Tupelo

                            SXS - Truck Drivin’ Man (Live)

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                              Hannah Peel

                              Rebox 2 (RSD Vinyl Edition)

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                                Hannah Peel releases a Gold Vinyl edition of her seven track mini-album Rebox 2 on 16 April 2016, featuring four music box covers and three instrumental pieces. Peel's first Rebox came out as an EP in 2010, when she covered the likes of Cocteau Twins, New Order and Soft Cell. The songs on the new release are all from the last couple of years, starting with a version of Perfume Genius' 'Queen' from 2014. John Grant's 'Pale Green Ghosts' is also about self-awareness and acceptance as the singer looks back at his younger self. Peel's version retains the epic grandeur of the original with layers of multi-tracked voices and harp-like music box, while the synths revel in the sense of experimentation that inspired Grant to write the song in the first place. A striking image also opens 'Palace' - 'in detail you are even more beautiful than from afar'. The Wild Beasts' song from 2014. The final cover on the album is 'Heaven, How Long', originally written by East India Youth and arguably the centre-piece of their Total Strife Forever debut album from 2014. It's a soaring, emotional pay-off to Peel's new release, closing with the revealing, eternally longing line - 'In spite of all the love inside me/There is a question I've been asking/Heaven, how long?' All four songs are linked by new music written for the project by Peel and co-producer Erland (Erland & The Carnival/The Magnetic North). The looped, playful 'Let The Laughter In' - 'about not letting the negativity seep in'; 'Reverie''s piano-led daydreaming and the synthetic pulse of 'Premonition', which 'looks to the future' before segueing into 'Heaven, How Long'.

                                Mark Pritchard / Bibio / Clark

                                A Badman Sound / Heath Town / Inf Inf Inf Inf

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                                  Record Store Day rave 12” from Warp mainstays Mark Pritchard, Bibio and Clark.

                                  Mark Pritchard kicks off the 12 with throwback jungle anthem ‘A Badman Sound’; the classic Amen break gets laced with rave stabs and intermittent dub sirens.

                                  ‘Heath Town’ is the opposite of what you’d expect from Bibio. In particular, the second half takes stylistic cues from ‘A Badman Sound’ and features the popular, euphoric James Brown-produced ‘Yeah Woo’ sample.

                                  Clark winds down with ‘Inf Inf Inf Inf’, a more ambient sound that brings in broken beats and is reminiscent of early Aphex Twin.

                                  2016 is an exciting year for all three artists:

                                  In May, Mark Pritchard is releasing his first album under his own name.

                                  In April, Bibio releases his fifth album on Warp, A Mineral Love.

                                  And after releasing his most successful album yet in late 2014, Clark returns with ‘The Last Panthers’ record, inspired by his score of the Sky Arts drama series of the same name.

                                  For fans of: Aphex Twin, Autechre, Special Request, Om Unit

                                  Vinyl 12" in 3mm spine sleeve with centre holes (in Warp house bag).

                                  Limited to 500 copies.

                                  Richmond Fontaine

                                  You Can't Go Back If There's Nothing To Go Back To - Yellow Vinyl Edition

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                                    Yellow vinyl edition of the new Richmond Fontaine album. 500 pressing worldwide. Includes DL code & insert.

                                    The Shaggs

                                    Sweet Maria / The Missouri Waltz (Missouri State Song)

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                                      * 2016 Record Store Day Exclusive Release
                                      * All songs previously unreleased
                                      * Limited to 3,000 copies worldwide

                                      In 1968, three sisters from Fremont, New Hampshire strapped on their instruments and declared themselves The Shaggs. At that moment begun a peculiar tale that would last far beyond the group's five-year run. Dot, Betty and Helen (and occasionally Rachel, the fourth sister) played in the group on the insistence of their father, Austin Wiggin, who was convinced they were going to be big. His prediction didn't quite prove prophetic.

                                      The band released one album, Philosophy Of The World, which must rank among the most polarizing LPs of all time. Some said it was the worst thing ever made. Frank Zappa famously was said to have dubbed it "better than The Beatles". Later, its cult appeal snowballed: it was referenced in Empire Records, Deerhoof have cited it as an influence and Kurt Cobain placed it as his fifth favorite of all time.

                                      The group remained together until their father's death, performing frequently at the Fremont town hall and a local nursing home, and though no further albums were released, some songs were recorded. This special 7" single features the previously unheard “Sweet Maria” and “The Missouri Waltz” (state song of Missouri, no less). It's the tip of the iceberg – a reissue of the full album Philosophy Of The World follows from Light In The Attic next year.
                                      To the uninitiated, the discordant vocals, slightly out-of-tune guitars, and slightly out-of- step drum-thumping might sound like a hot mess; and that's just Sweet Maria, before they've attempted 3/3 time on the haunting but tipsily performed waltz. But to fans, this is Christmas come early. The ultimate outsider band, they’re famous for making just one solitary album, one that's been loved, shared, and talked about far more than the 100 or so people who bought a first pressing could ever have predicted.


                                      Son Volt

                                      Live At The Bottom Line 02/12/96

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                                        'Live' content from the recent Trace Deluxe reissue, Live from the Bottom Line/February 12, 1996.

                                        With hits like 'Be My Baby' and 'Baby I Love You', Ronnie Spector ruled the pop charts worldwide as lead singer of the Ronettes. Now the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee is set to release 'English Heart', Ronnie s personal love letter to 1960s Britain where she toured with The Ronettes in 1964-1966, supported by the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Yardbirds (with Eric Clapton).

                                        The first single will be the Rolling Stones rarity 'I'd Much Rather Be With The Boys' written by Keith Richards and Andrew Loog Oldham in 1963 but with Keith's suggestion to Ronnie to change the song s title to 'I'd Much Rather Be With The Girls' for an entirely new spin featuring The Ronettes.

                                        The eleven tracks of 'English Heart' comprise a collection of Ronnie's hand picked favorites including songs recorded by the Kinks ('Tired of Waiting'), the Animals ('Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood'), the Beatles ('I'll Follow the Sun'), and Gerry & the Pacemakers ('Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying).

                                        Sturgill Simpson

                                        A Sailor's Guide To Earth

                                        A Sailor’s Guide To Earth is Sturgill Simpson’s third full-length album and follows his break-through Grammy-nominated 2014 release ‘Metamodern Sounds In Country Music’.

                                        Produced by Simpson, A Sailor’s Guide To Earth was written – beginning to end – as a letter to his first child, who arrived during the summer of 2014 and features eight original songs as well as a rendition of Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’.

                                        Recorded primarily at Nashville’s ‘The Butcher Shoppe’, Simpson was joined in the studio by Grammy Award-winning engineer David Ferguson (Johnny Cash, John Prime, ‘Cowboy’ Jack Clement) and assistant engineer Sean Sullivan. Along with members of his touring band, the album features Dave Roe on bass, Dan Dugmore on steel guitar, Dougie Wilkinson on bagpipes, Garo Yellin and Arthur Cook on cello, Jonathan Dinklage and Whitney LaGrange on violin and special guests The Dap-Kings.

                                        Allen Toussaint

                                        Whipped Cream & Other Delights

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                                          Issued on limited edition "Whipped Cream" white vinyl, the picture sleeve EP features the classics 'Whipped Cream' by The Stokes (later a worldwide hit performed by Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass) 'Here Come The Girls' by Ernie K. Doe, 'Working In The Coal Mine' by Lee Dorsey and 'Fortune Teller' by Benny Spellman, all written by the unique and irreplaceable Allen Toussaint.

                                          To commemorate the songwriting, production and performing genius of Allen Toussaint (1938 - 2015) Charly are proud to present a limited edition 7-inch EP containing some of his most famous and well-loved songs.

                                          Trembling Bells

                                          Who Call The Law? / Made For The May

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                                            Trembling Bells we joined by Stevie "Reverb" Jackson (Belle and Sebastian) on this brand new recording exclusive for Record Store Day. It was recorded by "The Sovereign Self" engineer Luigi Pasquini.

                                            "Who Call The Law?" is an amorous crime caper written by maverick English songsmith, Dan Haywood. It examines the antagonisms that ensue when a relationship disintegrates and the big questions that we are left to face

                                            Favorite Recordings proudly presents this new official album reissue of 'Dreamer Of Life' by Greg Yoder: A killer AOR private press LP infused with folk, jazz and soul notes and maybe one of the best albums from the Hawaiian Scene in this style.

                                            Originally from San Francisco, Greg Yoder moved to Hawai'i in the early seventies and after achieving some local fame in the Waikiki area, recorded this one-off LP in 1976 at Audissey Sound studios, in Honolulu. The music is smooth and soothing, mixing xylophones, percussions, sweet guitars and brilliant orchestrations. In short, 'Dreamer Of Life' is full of hidden hits and faultless from the first note to the last.

                                            Following his various projects at Favorite Recordings, DJ and producer Charles Maurice recently unveiled this masterpiece by selecting the song “Things Were So Easy” on the 'AOR Global Sounds Vol.2' compilation. And after the label contacted Greg Yoder about it, the idea of reissuing this amazing album quickly became obvious.

                                            After its various compilations reissues over the past two years, Favorite Recordings is more than ever keen to enlighten rare-groove forgotten music and will quickly follow-up with great new full albums and compilations reissue projects in 2016.

                                            Fully restored and remastered with great attention to sound quality, 'Dreamer Of Life' by Greg Yoder is presented in a deluxe vinyl version, housed in a tip-on jacket.

                                            Various Artists

                                            Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 1

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                                              • In early 1961, a 19 year old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, travelled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalised with Huntingdon’s Disease.
                                              • He headed straight for Greenwich Village, by then the epicentre of the folk music revival that Dylan was hoping to become a part of.
                                              • This is volume 1 of a 2 part vinyl set that represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival.
                                              • Featuring tracks by artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, John lee Hooker plus many more!
                                              • FANTASTIC 140 GRAM VINYL
                                              • 1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION


                                              Various Artists

                                              Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 2

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                                                • In early 1961, a 19 year old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, travelled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalised with Huntingdon’s Disease.
                                                • He headed straight for Greenwich Village, by then the epicentre of the folk music revival that Dylan was hoping to become a part of.
                                                • This is volume 2 of a 2 part vinyl set that represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival.
                                                • Featuring tracks by artists such as Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, John lee Hooker plus many more!
                                                • FANTASTIC 140 GRAM VINYL
                                                • 1000 ONLY LIMITED EDITION

                                                Various Artists

                                                The Other Side Of Sun: Sun Records Curated By RSD, Volume 3

                                                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                  This limited edition compilation LP was curated from the classic Sun Record Company catalogue by participating RSD stores, and marks the third installment of the 'Sun Records Curated by Record Store Day' series.

                                                  This year's release showcases the "other" side of Sun Records, focussing on obscure soul, garage, and psychedelic gems, rather than the classic rockabilly sound that is typically associated with the label. This Record Store Day 2016 exclusive release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and features songs from artists like Betty Lavette, The Twiggs, and U.S. Apple Corps.

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Sunday Nights: The Songs Of Junior Kimbrough

                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                    Artists of note cover songs from legendary Fat Possum artist Junior Kimbrough – includes contributions from The Black Keys, The Stooges, Spiritualized, Mark Lanegan, Jim White and many more.

                                                    “Though the world doesn’t need another tribute record, it does need to know about Junior Kimbrough and this is an excellent start. If you would like to hear the original compositions from the man himself, pick up ‘You better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough’ on Fat Possum” – Matthew Johnson.

                                                    Clear 180g double LP with download card.

                                                    First time on vinyl

                                                    Limited to 500 copies.

                                                    As everyone knows, Sun Records recorded the first Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins records. What many people don’t realise is that Sun Records created an entirely new genre of music, ‘Rockabilly’. Rockabilly became the major evolution in the Sun Sound. Lyrically it was bold; musically it was sparse; but it moved. In the 1950’s Country music rarely used drums that were so vital to Jazz, blues, and jump bands. In fact, drums were prohibited on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. However, Rockabilly drums played an essential role in driving teens across the nation to become enamoured with the Rockabilly movement and the revolutionary Sun Sound. Inherent in the music of Sun is a vibrancy that survives to this day. Sincere, passionate music. Music that has stood the test of time. It is music that has reached across race, age and gender boundaries. It reflects the diversity and vision of its founder, Sam Phillips and the talent that recorded on the Sun label that helped shape American culture.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: Limited edition numbered yellow vinyl.

                                                    As everyone knows, Sun Records recorded the first Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins records. What many people don’t realise is that Sun Records created an entirely new genre of music, ‘Rockabilly’. Rockabilly became the major evolution in the Sun Sound. Lyrically it was bold; musically it was sparse; but it moved. In the 1950’s Country music rarely used drums that were so vital to Jazz, blues, and jump bands. In fact, drums were prohibited on stage at the Grand Ole Opry. However, Rockabilly drums played an essential role in driving teens across the nation to become enamoured with the Rockabilly movement and the revolutionary Sun Sound. Inherent in the music of Sun is a vibrancy that survives to this day. Sincere, passionate music. Music that has stood the test of time. It is music that has reached across race, age and gender boundaries. It reflects the diversity and vision of its founder, Sam Phillips and the talent that recorded on the Sun label that helped shape American culture.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: Limited edition numbered yellow vinyl.

                                                    With “The Ladies of Too Slow To Disco” DJ Supermarkt, aka Marcus Liesenfeld takes a look at the women who kick-started the female pop revolution in the seventies. But he not only presents the big names like Carole King, Carly Simon or Rickie Lee Jones, 'Too Slow To Disco' once again unearths lots of overlooked and lost gems of the 1970s LA music scene.

                                                    These pioneering songwriters were determined to navigate their career on their own terms, while fighting an industry that was only marginally less machismo-driven than the mafia (and in some cases involved characters from both worlds). Chauvinism was the mood music de rigueur in the record biz of the 60s and 70s, and the dawning of sexual liberation as often as not left women holding the baby. But battling through, these women writers and performers redefined what pop music could do, and in doing so, charted the path for the women that followed.

                                                    Pop is notoriously over-concerned with surfaces, and as a result writers have traditionally played second-fiddle to performers, background figures rarely accorded their dues. But for women writers back in the sixties and seventies this was an even harder battle with the low expectations of high chauvinism.

                                                    Carole. Ricky. Carly. Big personalities who lived as large as their male peers. And sure, some of these names you already know. They brought new subjects to the studio, righteously loved to this day for finding new ways, new tones in which to express every emotion. But for each of the well-known ladies of the post-Laurel Canyon scene, there are so many you’re about to meet for the first time.

                                                    Take the amazing Franne Golde. She never became a household name despite penning songs that have notched up 100m sales worldwide (including “Don’t Look Any Further” by Dennis Edwards), now isn’t that something? Or Evie Sands, the gamin soulster whose sixties would-be breakthrough hit was stolen from her and given to another (male) artist right under her nose. Still, she carried on and wrote some timeless tunes including the slickly reprimanding “You Can Do It” included here.

                                                    Laura Allan’s “Opening Up To You” captures the mood of the decade and of this collection perfectly. A rhythmically deft, proudly self-aware love song, Allan’s writing is tender but she always stays in control, and the whole thing floats like a leaf on a summer breeze.


                                                    You’ll find plenty more of that sophisticated West Coast yacht pop sound you know we love, where the tune and the groove and the lyrics just fuse together, in a kind of endless sunlight. Take the cruelly overlooked Leah Kunkel’s “Temptation”, a total earworm, beautifully played with session musicianship from members of Toto. Leah was the younger sister of Cass Elliot from the Mamas and the Papas, and perhaps wary of comparisons mostly lived the session singer life until she stepped out into the limelight in the late 70s with this lost gem and two underrated and forgotten albums.

                                                    As ever with Too Slow To Disco, we hope we’re moving the needle, reinstating a few unjustly overlooked talents. But above all this is about the music, that vaulting ambition that pours out of these arrangements, lyrics and melodies, all played by the finest musicians the LA scene could muster. So take a trip with us, and round out your picture of a decade. The style is still Too Slow To Disco. But the inspiration and the achievement is all woman.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    Includes MP3 Download Code.


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