MAGIC MIX

folk . americana . blues . r&b . rock&roll

WEEK STARTING 27 Apr

Genre pick of the week Cover of Cosy EP by Headland.
In 2013 Headland produced the LP sound/track to accompany a collection of 1970s surf film fragments site-specific to the northern coast of New South Wales: an album of guitar-based music seemingly poised between the open spaces of the landscape and the stylised rhythm of single-fin surfing.

This latest release, Cosy, maintains the essence of that project, providing five easy pieces that reflect on Australian surf-culture of the ‘70s and hint at an upcoming full-length release.

Headland’s main contributors are Murray Paterson, known elsewhere for his work with Tex Perkins & The Dark Horses, and Joel Silbersher, founding member of seminal Australian Rock bands God and Hoss.

Fans of the likes of Giant Sand / early Calexico / Scenic / Sun Kil Moon would be advised to take a dip.


FORMAT INFORMATION

Ltd 12" Info: A limited edition 5 track / clear vinyl 12" EP to keep the waves rolling in, until the new album is on our shores. 500 copies only, DL card included.

Ryan Adams

Come Pick Me Up

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    Single taken from his debut solo album 'Heartbreaker'. 


    Recorded live to tape at Toerag Studios, London in January 2015.

    The Toerag Sessions is a collection of solo versions of my songs, recorded live to 2-track tape at Toerag Studios in London with grammy-winning producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes - Elephant).

    Over the last few years, in between touring with my bands The Red Clay Halo and Vena Portae, I've played lots of solo shows. Often people will come up to me at the end of those shows and ask if there is any way to get hold of recordings of the songs as they've just heard them - just me, my guitar and my harmonica.

    Up until now, that hasn't been possible, but with The Red Clay Halo currently on hiatus after their final tour last year, I took the opportunity to go in to the studio to record this selection of songs from my back catalogue. Many of these songs are the ones I usually choose to play at solo shows, with a few additions. The songs go right back to my first UK band the-low-country, through all my albums with The Red Clay Halo, and including a brand new song, 'Anywhere Away', written last year as the theme to the forthcoming British movie Hec McAdam (starring Peter Mullan and Keith Allen).

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: Mastered direct from tape at London's Gearbox Records and pressed at Optimal in Germany. Completely analogue process from start to finish.

    2xCD/DVD Info: Comes in "casebound" book package with bonus DVD containing film of all the songs from The Toerag Sessions, plus exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews.

    Martin Carthy

    Martin Carthy

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      Martin Carthy's debut album on 180g vinyl, with optimized mastering specially for this 50th anniversary release. A classic first album, and one whose influence has continued to grow over the past fifty years.

      1965 saw the release of this groundbreaking LP, and heralded the arrival of a master folk singer and guitar player, with an uncredited appearance by his future longtime collaborator Dave Swarbrick on fiddle and mandolin.

      Johnny Cash

      Man Comes Around / Personal Jesus

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        Two classic singles from his legendary American Recordings sessions.


        dbh is Dan Bridgewood-Hill, who for some time has had a hand in an inordinate amount of the great music emerging from Manchester’s D.I.Y. scene. His guitar playing drives the exhilarating prog racket of NASDAQ and FTSE 100, and his contributions on all manner of instruments have illuminated the music of Charles Hayward (This Heat), Kiran Leonard and Irma Vep, to name but a few. As dbh, he plays lovingly crafted instrumentals, enunciating his passion for popular music with a languid, progressive guitar style and playful experimentation. The unreleased track, "Sea Retreat", was selected by Hayden Pedigo to appear on Tompkin Square's (Daniel Bachman, James Blackshaw, William Tyler, et al.) latest solo guitar compilation, "Imaginational Anthem Vol. 7". Mood is dbh's second album and is the follow-up to "Time Flies" (Crowfoot Records, 2013). All eleven songs were recorded and mixed by Karl Sveinsson at Queens Ark Audio, and mastered by George Atkins at 80 Hertz Studios, February through March, 2015. The CD is packaged in a gatefold sleeve – letterpress printed at the Red Plate Press. dbh will be performing live through out the U.K. and Europe in 2015.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Matt says: Matt Says: Wonderful return of my favourite 6-string maestro with more of his inimitable progressive guitar style. Warm, welcoming and full of character; it's not unreasonable to say that dbh is OUR generation's John Fahey / Robbie Basho. His songs are that developed and strong in their own right, and as soon as you here those first few notes, you know its dbh.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Ltd CD Info: The CD is packaged in a gatefold sleeve – letterpress printed at the Red Plate Press.

        Ask Bill Fay about his relationship with his instrument and he says something revealing, not ”Ever since I learnt to play the piano,” but “Ever since the piano taught me…”

        What the piano taught him was how to connect to one of the great joys of his life. “Music gives,” he says. And he is a grateful receiver. But, it makes him wonder, “Who is the sender?”

        Fay - who after more than five decades writing songs is finally being appreciated as one of our finest living practitioners of the art – asserts that songs aren’t actually written but found. He recorded two phenomenal but largely overlooked albums for Decca offshoot Nova in 1970 and 1971. After 27 years of neglect, people like Nick Cave, Jim O’ Rourke, and Jeff Tweedy were praising those records in glowing terms. Recorded in Ray Davies' Konk Studios, North London, Who Is The Sender? sees Bill expanding upon themes he has touched on from the beginning, spiritual and philosophical questions, observations about the natural world and the people in the city he has lived in all his life.

        Fotheringay

        Bruton Town / The Way I Feel

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          First time on vinyl for these 2 songs from the forthcoming Fotheringay box set, “Nothing More – The Collected Fotheringay” both produced by Jerry Donahue from the band. Front cover design by rising star of the Folk world, Lavinia Blackwall. The single is presented in a classic Fontana range-bag. 



          Bert Jansch

          Bert Jansch (2015 Remaster)

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            Bert Jansch’s debut not only inspired an entire generation to pick up the guitar, it also captured this taciturn Scot’s character perfectly.

            The album was released in 1965 and has been a cornerstone of British music ever since.

            It melds the styles of blues pioneer Elizabeth Cotten and the Charles Mingus-influenced jazz inflections of the British acoustic master Davy Graham, adds all kinds of baroque complexities, and hides everything under melodic sophistication.

            Jansch’s lyrics are alternately romantic and observant, but they’re never sentimental - more than anything, ‘Bert Jansch’ is a timeless album.

            Bert wasn’t setting out to prove too much. He simply did something fantastic. Then he let people discover it in their own time.

            The album was an extension of Bert’s life in the mid 1960s, which was chaotic but through dedication and innate sympathy for the instrument he got very good, very quickly.

            The next step was to migrate to London. That’s where, in the atmosphere of austerity and excitement characterising bohemian life in the capital in the early 1960s, the adventure began.

            Fresh 2015 remaster.

            800 copies only.

            Annabel Lee

            If Music Present: By The Sea...And Other Solitary Places

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              Independent record store (and Soho institution) If Music presents a magnificent alt-folk album by the little known duo Annabel (lee) for Record Store Day 2015.

              ‘By The Sea… And Other Solitary Places’ invokes the haunting classicism of Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, intermingled with the quiet folklore of Nick Drake and Joni Mitchell, tipped with the jazz stylings of Miles Davis and Billie Holiday. The duo’s moniker is the title of a poem by Edgar Allen Poe.

              “I had the pleasure of first seeing Annabel and Richard (on guitar) perform back in 2007, when we all did a gig at the Three Blind Mice’ in East London. From her first phrase to the last, I was completely enraptured by the compositions and Annabel’s angelic voice that, though new, seemed so hauntingly familiar” - Jean-Claude, If Music.

              Recommended if you like Beck, The Cinematic Orchestra, Joni Mitchell, Linda Perhacs, Vashti Bunyan.

              Both the CD and vinyl LP formats are limited to 500 copies.

              Laura Marling

              False Hope

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                A limited edition 7” of the second single from Laura’s critically acclaimed fifth album Short Movie, featuring a recorded version of live fan favourite track David for the first time on the B-Side. 


                John Martyn

                Cocain / London Conversation

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                  One of John Martyn's most famous singles, currently only available on vinyl on the whole album.


                  Mull Historical Society

                  The Best Of - Vinyl Edition

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                    2015 Record Store Day Exclusive 2LP With Two Bonus Unreleased Track.

                    Original London Cast

                    The Rocky Horror Show

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                      When Richard O'Brien's ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ opened on June 19, 1973, at the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre in London, the score and Tim Curry (playing Frank N. Furter) proved an immediate draw.

                      ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ became a long-running hit in London and eventually an international phenomenon. Buoyed along by O'Brien's clever musical camp pastiches of rock & roll, the original cast album features a five-piece band, enthusiastic performances and successfully transports you into their utterly mad world.

                      Gram Parsons / Lemonheads

                      Brass Buttons

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                        Gram Parsons pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music, blending the two genres to the point that they became indistinguishable from each other. While he was alive, Parsons was a cult figure that never sold many records but influenced countless fellow musicians, from the Rolling Stones to the Byrds. In the years since his death, his stature has only grown, as numerous rock and country artists build on his small, but enormously influential, body of work. (via AllMusic)
                        The Lemonheads' evolution from post-Hüsker Dü hardcore punk rockers to teenage heartthrobs is one of the strangest sagas in alternative music. Initially, the group was a punk-pop trio formed by three teenage Boston suburbanites, and over the years, developed into a signature blend of pop, punk, and country-rock. (via AllMusic)

                        Part of Rhino’s now-celebrated Side By Side 7” singles series. Two artists perform the same song. Surprising and unusual performances and repertoire.

                        Format: 7” 45 rpm. Circle swatch splatter bronze on baby pink.

                        Limited edition Record Store Day exclusive, available to independent retailers only, 7000 units worldwide.



                        N.F. Porter

                        Keep On Keeping On / If I Could Only Be Sure

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                          Northern Soul favourite Keep On Keeping On inspired Joy Division’s Interzone and is one of Johnny Marr’s favourites. The flip is a cracker too. 


                          Elvis Presley

                          Love Me - The British HMV Singles '56 - '57 (Pink Vinyl Edition)

                            'Love Me - The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57' is a stunning album bringing together in chronological order, all of Elvis’ electrifying and now highly collectible British HMV (His Masters Voice) singles released between March ’56 and March ’57. This special llimited edition of only 500 copies comes in a 180g vinyl format. When Elvis signed his new recording contract in November 1955, taking him from Sun Records in Memphis, to national music giant RCA Victor, nobody could have predicted the influence he would have on the course of popular music worldwide. Elvis’ pioneering, early UK singles were released on EMIs, HMV label before being moved by British Decca over to RCA / RCA Victor in 1958. 'Love Me - The British HMV Singles ’56 - ’57', charts Elvis’ meteoric rise in Britain. Featuring recordings from Elvis’ Sun Records catalogue and the now legendary RCA ’56 sessions, 16 pure Rock ‘n’ Roll gems, pre-army Presley at his very best!

                            Caitlin Rose / Kid Wave & Ben Hopcraft (Childhood)

                            Split 7"

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                              Now in its 25th year, Heavenly Recordings have announced a series of limited edition double A-sided split 7”s to mark this year’s Record Store Day. 

                              The 7’s, which feature most of the labels current roster, include a number of exclusive cover-versions, remixes and hard-to-find tracks. 

                              Limited to only 500 copies each.

                              Simon & Garfunkel

                              Homeward Bound / Leaves That Are Green

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                                Originally released in 1966, the "Homeward Bound" / "Leaves That Are Green" single was released in several different picture sleeves. We've chosen the German cover photo for this limited RSD reissue.

                                Limited Record Store Day edition
                                1000 numbered copies

                                Nina Simone

                                Nuff Said! - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                'Nuff Said!' Is an album by jazz, blues and gospel singer / pianist / songwriter Nina Simone. It was recorded in front of a capacity crowd at the Westbury Music Fair in April 7, 1968, just a day after the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. The track 'Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)' was written by Simone's bass player Gene Taylor especially for the occasion, and the whole program that night was dedicated in his memory. Elsewhere the set includes classics like 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'Ain't Got No; I Got Life', while 'The Backlash Blues' was penned for Simone by the great Langston Hughes. 

                                 In 1969, the album was placed on peak 44 in R&B Albums Chart. The album received an Emmy nomination.




                                JB Smith

                                No More Good Time In The World For Me

                                  In 1965 and 1966 Bruce Jackson visited Ramsey State Farm in Rosharon, Texas, where he recorded the remarkable epic songs of Johnnie B. Smith, a prisoner-composer doing a 45-year bid for the murder of his wife. Three of the recordings included on this two-disc set appeared on Ever Since I Have Been A Man Full Grown, an LP produced by John Fahey's Takoma Records in 1965. The other 15 -- traditional work songs and J.B.'s original pieces -- are issued for the first time. Folklorist Bruce Jackson was among the last to record work songs. He met Smith, prisoner #130196, during a 1964 visit to Ramsey State Farm. A native of Hearne, Texas, Smith was 46 years old and on his fourth prison term. In his younger days, Smith toted lead hoe in a flat-weeding gang and led the work songs. But he also sang other songs, different songs -- those he'd made up to occupy himself while chopping sugarcane or picking cotton. He referred to them as his "little ol' songs." The longest stretched to 33 verses, or more than 22 recorded minutes.

                                  Although Smith knew and sang a variety of melodies, to an assortment of work songs and sacred pieces, he employed only one tune for his compositions. What changed were the tempo and the ornamentation with which he individualized them. "The Major Special," "No More Good Time in the World for Me," "Ever Since I Been a Man Full Grown" -- each song Smith charged with its own emotional ambience, as a seasoned preacher intuits the particular colors and atmospheres that should imbue each portion of his service. Smith was paroled in 1967, a year after his final session with Jackson. That summer, Jackson arranged for him to sing at the Newport Folk Festival, at which he appeared on stage with Pete Seeger, and, in one of the only photos that survives of him, in the company of Robert Pete Williams and Muddy Waters.

                                  No More Good Time in the World for Me includes 18 remastered recordings, 15 of which are previously unreleased, and is presented in a digipak with a 36-page booklet containing liner notes by Nathan Salsburg (curator of the Alan Lomax Archive), full lyric transcriptions, and never-before-published photographs of J.B. Smith. Produced by Nathan Salsburg and Lance Ledbetter, founder of Dust-to-Digital.

                                  James Yorkston

                                  Demonstration Of The Craws

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                                    ‘The Demonstration Of The Craws’ collects the demos that went to make ‘The Cellardyke Recording & Wassaling Society’ album release in 2014.

                                    RSD exclusive and limited to only 500 copies.

                                    Various Artists

                                    Rock & Roll Is A Beautiful Thing (Alive 20th Anniversary)

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                                      The Alive Naturalsound 20th Anniversary album is a double LP of rare & unreleased material with exclusive art by William Stout. Gatefold Double-LP limited-edition Record Store Day exclusive of 900 copies on colored vinyl. As part of Record Store Day, Alive Naturalsound is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a label with an exclusive vinyl-only double album entitled ROCK & ROLL IS A BEAUTIFUL THING. But instead of being just another label compilation of previously released material slapped together, we’re bringing you newly recorded tracks, unreleased studio outtakes, spirited cover songs, and tracks available on vinyl for the first time, all carefully mastered, and complete with a cover by illustrator William Stout.

                                      Various Artists

                                      Sun Records Curated By Record Store Day Volume 2

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                                        This compilation LP was curated from the classic Sun Record Company catalog by participating Record Store Day stores. It features songs from artists like Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, and Howlin Wolf, along with deep cuts from lesser-known Sun Records artists. This Record Store Day 2015 exclusive release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide.


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