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Ben Penn

Very Important

June 2018, Amsterdam, NL: 12 months ago we concluded a series of experiments with a test subject named Ben Penn. A year on, we decided to repeat this experiment at his Tilburg base. Once again, the results were startling...
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After being provided with a sizeable dose of an enhanced and notably stronger derivative of 4-Ho Met (codenamed ST011), Penn not only reported intense hallucinations but also enhanced music production capabilities. With the aid of electronic instruments and hardware, he worked quickly, producing both his trademark “higher level inter-dimensional funk” and compositions that defied our previous expectations.

During the early stages of his ST011 experience, Penn completely ignored the provided Rhythm Composer and instead crafted a colourful, humid, jazzy and beat-free track entitled “Nix”, which boasted loose and fluid synthesizer motifs. As his hallucinatory experience intensified, Penn giddily tapped out tropical rhythms on the provided beat-making device, smothering them in alien electronics and sticky melodies. When we asked what this devilishly good cut was called, he simply replied: “Not Important”.

As the test went on and the most intense symptoms died down, Penn was much like his old self. Before the ST011 wore off completely, he was able to finish two examples of his trademark “inter-dimensional funk”: the skewed, introspective, bassline-driven wooziness of “Ben” and the mazy, kaleidoscopic goodness of “People”. The latter composition was particularly potent and ear pleasing, suggesting that his ST011 experience had finished on an intense high

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: More synthetic 4/4 funk from Young Marco's entirely psychedelic Safe Trip imprint. This time round, Ben Penn hits us with a vibrating beatless jam, a tropical tonker and a pair of saucer-eyed steamers (check that bassline on "Ben"!). Grab a copy and rock a dance floor.

TRACK LISTING

1. Nix
2. Not Important
3. Ben
4. People 

Blanck Mass

Odd Scene B/w Shit Luck

    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

    These two tracks have been recorded specifically with RSD in mind, and were committed to tape in the space of a frenzied two day session in January 2018. Neither track will appear on any Blanck Mass album. They are in a style that is not normally associated with Blanck Mass. BM wanted to do something special and as RSD is a special day for all music fans and collectors of one off releases by their favourite artists, this is the perfect release date. 

    Bardo Pond

    Big Laughing Jym

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      1000 only. Purple vinyl edition. First time on vinyl since initial press in 1995. ‘Big Laughing Jym’ follows 1994’s ‘Bufo Alvarius’ and between 1996’s ‘Amanita’, inducing tenebral states with their sludgy yet beguiling psychedelic rock. On “"Dispersion" and "Clearhead" whirlpools of bass, feedback-clogged flute, and John and Michael Gibbons' high-dosage, irradiated guitars, are definitive Pond.” (AllMusic). The record also includes ‘Hummingbird Mountain II (A Return Trip’) and ‘Dragonfly’. “Playing fuzzed out stuff of stoner dreams since the mid ‘90s.” Pitchfork // “Today they stand as an elder statesman at the epicentre of an international underground of psychedelic extremists” Sunday Times // “They’re still making jaw-droppingly visceral spine-tingling music” Shindig // Track List 1 - Dispersion 2 - Respite 3 - Clearhead 4 - Champ 5 - Soaked 6 - Hummingbird Mountain II 7 - BLJ

      Brigitte Bardot

      B.B. La Legende

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        1LP on Pink Vinyl / Gatefold sleeve. The gatefold sleeve opens to a stunning spread of a recclining Bardot! This RSD LP release opens with “Sidonie” sung by Brigitte Bardot and taken from the soundtrack to the 1962 movie ‘Vie Privée’, this song was her first ever single. Other highlights are songs from the original soundtrack to the classic 1956 Roger Vadim film ‘Et Dieu… Créa La Femme’ – better known as ‘And God Created Woman’ (In the USA with the tag line; “But The Devil Invented Brigitte Bardot”!). This was the film that catapulted B.B. to fame, launching her into the public spotlight and immediately creating her “Sex Kitten” persona. The album has a stunning picture on the inner gatefold sleeve, and is pressed on pink vinyl. Ooh La La 

        Bastille

        Other People's Heartache

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          Exclusive limited edition vinyl release of the 4th instalment of Bastille’s Other People’s Heartache mixtape series. The mixtapes are huge amongst the Bastille fans and have even thrown up a Top 3 single (Bastille’s No.2 single Of The Night started life as an illegal bootleg on OPH Pt.1) The mixtape features covers of hits by: Cat Stevens, SFA and Charles and Eddie. Guests include: Craig David, Jacob Banks, Moss Kenna, Lily Moore and many others. Available as a 12” clear vinyl in a PVC sleeve.

          Blossoms

          Cool Like You / BBC Sessions (RSD19 EDITION)

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            In support of Record Store Day 2019, Blossoms release new track ‘I’ve Seen The Future’ alongside their critically acclaimed second album ‘Cool Like You’. The second LP on this limited edition exclusive double vinyl features a range of live covers taking straight from Blossoms’ BBC Sessions, including a cover of The Stone Roses – ‘She Bangs The Drums’, and John Lennon’s classic ‘Woman’

            Basil Kirchin

            Worlds Within Worlds (RSD19 EDITION)

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              Worlds Within Worlds (Part I and II) is one of the most important improvised jazz-based recordings of all time. Released in 1971 it sold just a handful of copies, but has become a keystone in the development of experimental and ambient sounds - originals now fetch £1000+.A perfect released for RSD, this will be the first time this exceptional, unique and highly desirable record has been repressed. Built up using layers of treated and slowed field recordings with Derek Bailey and Evan Parker improvising, WWW offers listeners a mesmerizing sonic experience that remains years ahead of its time. This pressing features a new gatefold sleeve (Kirchin hated the original sleeve), with images of Kirchin, his original field recording tapes and notes by WWW fan Thurston Moore. There are just 1500 being pressed with 250 on gold vinyl, which will be mixed randomly in with the 1250 black versions. There will be no way of telling which colour is which as all LPs will be sealed. The LP will not be repressed. Tracklist:Side One - Part One - Integration (Non-Racial)Side Two - Part Two - The Human Element

              Bardo Pond

              On The Ellipse - RSD Edition

                The sixth album by Bardo Pond, a critically revered space rock masterpiece, lovingly reissued on double purple vinyl for the first time since 2003.

                TRACK LISTING

                Jd
                Every Man
                Dom’s Lament
                Walking Clouds
                Test
                Night Of Frog

                Bardo Pond

                Volume 1 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                  1000 only pressed on limited edition ORANGE Vinyl & DL card.

                  Super rare self-released recordings from 2000, from the Philadelphia psych rockers; a must-have insight into their long, strange trips. Collated from a limited run original CDr, remastered and double-dosed for maximum sound. A viral jam session remastered onto vinyl for the very first time.

                  "The missing link between John Cage's 4'33 and Merzbow's ultimate noise; a grinding cacophony tempered with motorik precision. Immerse yourself in the gloopily transcendental pleasures of the world's finest purveyors of psych-rock magnificence."The Quietus.

                  "Few contemporary bands understand psychedeliaís weird mix of weightlessness and heaviosity better than Bardo Pond." Uncut.

                  A deconstructed masterclass that concludes with the mystical rampage of Into Something Else, a ten-minute slice of sludge blues at its gnarliest. Bardo Pond are no ordinary band." Drowned In Sound.




                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A. 1 Sit Sleep 2 Cymbals 3 Syn Dept.
                  Side B. 4 Before 5 Into Something Else

                  Billy Nomates

                  Billy Nomates (RSD21 EDITION)

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                    Special ltd edition picture disc variant of the critically acclaimed Billy Nomates debut album available for RSD. After huge support from record stores and BBC 6 music alike, the original variant was a big seller for stores and sold out fast. This exclusive variant will be a popular one. Housed in a deluxe spined sleeve including printed insert with hand written lyrics and digital download card. The songs on her debut album all come from a place of defiance. Rebellion against Brexit. Against soul-sapping, dead-end jobs and zero-hours contracts. Against gender inequality, sexual harassment and festivals with obligatory female acts hidden in the small print. Billy's songs lampoon the same bleak reality satirised by her beloved Scarfolk website and explored so abrasively in the fringe theatre she finds solace in. Musically, there are snatches of Nick Cave's rumbling sprechgesang; the off-the-wall-ness of musicians like Captain Beefheart; Sleaford Mods' febrile post-punk; the groovesome lofi art-rock of Sonic Youth; and the brassy Americana of Emmylou Harris. What dominates, though, is a feeling of release. Of letting it all out.The track Supermarket Sweep features guest vocals by Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Modern Hart
                    Hippy Elite
                    Happy Misery
                    No
                    Supermarket Sweep
                    FNP

                    Mudslinger
                    Call In Sick
                    Fat White Man
                    Wild Arena
                    Escape Artist

                    Bibio

                    Vidiconia (RSD21 EDITION)

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                      Brand new EP from Bibio featuring four beautiful haunting ambient pieces, reminiscent of his acclaimed Phantom Brickworks album.

                      Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                      At Last! EP (RSD21 EDITION)

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                        Released in 1980 on Beverly Glenn-Copeland's own label and featuring his long-time collaborator Doug Riley At Last! took it's name because it took so long for Glenn to get back in the studio and release new music (his previous recordings were in 1970)! The ultra-rare EP reveals Glenn in deep funk, soul and rock modes. Part of an ongoing reissue campaign celebrating the diverse output of this legendary musician and transgender activist. Pressed on black vinyl. Beverly Glenn-Copeland -At Last! 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. Montreal Main (The Buddha In The Palm) 2. Onward And Upward 3. Where There's Love 4. Journeyman

                        Biff Bang Pow!

                        Songs For The Sad Eyed Girly (RSD22 EDITION)

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                          Classic Creation 1990 lp from Biff Bang Pow! feauring Alan McGee & Dick Green, founders of Creation Records.

                          Unavailable on vinyl since it's release. Biff Bang Pow! were a seminal 80s indie group, overshadowed by the success of their label. Time for a re-assessment we think. This is a beautiful pastoral acoustic-led recording. Sleeve notes by Alan McGee.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          She Kills Me
                          The Girl From Well Lane
                          Baby You Just Don’t Care
                          If You Don’t Love Me Now You Never Ever Will
                          Someone To Share My Life With
                          Religious
                          Hug Me Honey

                          Bernard Butler

                          People Move On: The B-Sides, 1998 + 2021 (RSD22 EDITION)

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                            180g White Vinyl - first time on vinyl. Ex-London Suede guitarist Bernard Butler released his first solo album People Move On in 1998, to great critical acclaim and commercial success. This collection brings together on vinyl for the first time a collection of original and re-vocalled B-Sides from the People Move On project. 

                            Bark Psychosis

                            SCUM (RSD23 EDITION)

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                              This 12" single by post rock legends Bark Psychosis, is a beautifully haunting masterpiece, with an incredibly cool sleeve to accompany. Improvised and recorded live in the band's home of St John's Church in 1992, SCUM experimented with the use of space and extreme dynamics, with music that varied between minimal jazzy chording, airy acoustic drums, clamorous noise guitar, space-ambience and random vocal snippets. You can hear why the band have been credited as genre defining. Now a complete reinvention of the original 1992 release on 3rd Stone Records, and the first ever release on Rolling Heads. With updated artwork true to the original, SCUM has been fully remastered at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell, with the help of frontman Graham Sutton. It will be pressed in 180g heavyweight black vinyl, and packaged in luxury 300gsm card sleeve, boasting something a little different to the original. This is a beautiful must listen release.

                              Beach House

                              Become (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                The Become EP is a collection of 5 songs from the Once Twice Melody sessions. We didnít think they fit in the world of OTM, but later realized they all fit in a little world of their own. To us, they are all kind of scuzzy and spacious, and live in the spirit realm. Itís not really where we are currently going, but itís definitely somewhere we have been. We hope you enjoy these tunes, Alex and Victoria/Beach House.



                                ‘Become’ featuring the songs ‘American Daughter’, ‘Devil’s Pool’, ‘Holiday House’, ‘Black Magic’ and the title track, and was produced by Beach House, with mixing by Alan Moulder (track 1), Trevor Spencer (tracks 2, 3, 5), and Caesar Edmunds (track 4), and mastering by Greg Calbi and Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound.



                                ‘Become’ will be available on Saturday, April 22nd, 2023 as a Record Store Day crystal-clear vinyl exclusive.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1 American Daughter
                                2 Devil's Pool
                                3 Holiday House

                                1 Black Magic
                                2 Become

                                Blitz Vega (Johnny Marr & Andy Rourke)

                                Strong Forever (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                  Andy Rourke, formerly of The Smiths & one of the most revered bassists of all time, has teamed up with front-man & guitarist Kav for their music project "BLITZ VEGA" They release their debut vinyl for Record Store Day, featuring new versions of their single "Strong Forever", including guest guitar from Johnny Marr & B-Sides / mixes & remixes from Z-Trip, Jagz Kooner, DayBreakers & Will Kennedy. The vinyl features unreleased new material, unavailable online.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Strong Forever (single Version) Z-Trip Mix
                                  Strong Forever Original (Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                  Strong Forever (Day Breakers Remix)
                                  Strong Forever ( Will Kennedy Live Band Mix)
                                  Lost & Found (Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                  Lost & Found ( Day Breakers Remix)
                                  LA Vampire ( Jagz Kooner Mix)
                                  Big Nose

                                  Born Heller

                                  Born Heller (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                    Josephine Foster's stunning collaboration with Jason Ajemian. Back on vinyl for the first time in over 16 years, this special edition features liner notes from former Chicago reader journalist Peter Margasak and new artwork. A 'remarkable... terrifyingly beautiful nightmare' of new folk, circa 2004. A minimal serenade for austere times; an off-kilter romance of voice and instrument compared to the brevity of early Bjork, featuring Fosterís fragile, hushed vocal, straight from old weird America, brought to life by way of Ajemian's bowed bass and effects, with a nod to the traditional English folk of yore in its construction.

                                    Butcher Brown & Bruce Hornsby

                                    Secret House (12" Single) (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                      Limited Edition vinyl release of a never-before-heard collaboration between music veteran, Bruce Hornsby, and Concord Jazz artist Butcher Brown. The limited edition 12" LP pressed on Metallic Copper vinyl includes two tracks "Secret House" and "Thirty One". Exclusive release for RSD 2023.

                                      Brian Eno

                                      FOREVER VOICELESS (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                        An instrumental edition of the critically acclaimed 2022 album, FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE written and produced by Brian Eno
                                        “Heartbreaking songs shot through with wonder…. these songs feel personal, intimate and urgent.” ****, The Observer
                                        “FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE is not a ‘protest album’, Eno insists, but rather, a necessarily sombre meditation on a world that is “changing at a super-rapid rate….large parts of it are disappearing for ever.” As such, it is as timely as it is sobering and, in places, austerely, compellingly beautiful.” - ****, Mojo
                                        “‘FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE’ is nostalgic, melancholic, hopeful and hopeless, existentialist and nihilist. Brian Eno is one of the few artists who is able to convey the things he does by using so little, and ‘FOREVER’ is a prime example of his mastery.” - 9/10 CLASH
                                        “It’s a safe musical harbor from the hustle and bustle of everyday life that serves, like a cathedral, to draw us out of the mundane and into the realm of the transcendent.” - Riff
                                        “FOREVERANDEVERNOMORE was personal, intimate and vital” - #9: Albums of the Year, Uncut Magazine

                                        Bert Jansch

                                        Toy Balloon (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                          Toy Balloon receives itís long overdue debut vinyl pressing, featuring new artwork. Caught somewhere between traditional folk and Janschís penchant for the blues, ëToy Ballooní, from 1998, was the elder statesman of British folkís 20th studio album. Featuring a host of fantastic solo performances along with a brace of bigger sounding moments with a band including former Dire Straitsí Pick Withers on drums and the legendary Pee Wee Ellis on sax, the mainly self-penned opus also boasts a hypnotic cover of the standard ëShe Moves Through The Fairí and an evocative reading of Jackson C Frankís ëCarnivalí.

                                          Bert Jansch

                                          When The Circus Comes To Town (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                            When The Circus Comes To Town receives it's long overdue first vinyl pressing, featuring new artwork. From 1995, the 19th studio album from the revered legend of the British folk community, saw Bert Jansch in a purple patch surrounded by the umpteenth folk revival and new generations "discovering" his virtuoso playing. Featuring 15 self-penned originals and bringing both sax and slide guitar into the mix on occasion, 'When The Circus Comes To Town' finds Jansch in fine voice as well as with swift fingers which feature on a brace of standout solo acoustic numbers.

                                            Bob Marley & The Wailers

                                            Stir It Up (RSD23 EDITION)

                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                              From Bob Marley and the Wailers world renowned 5th studio album (first release on Island Records) "Catch A Fire" this RSD exclusive will feature an unreleased version of Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican version and an instrumental version to celebrate the albums 50th anniversary 7".

                                              TRACK LISTING


                                              1. Promo/Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican
                                              2. Stir It Up Alternate Jamaican Instrumental

                                              Big Country

                                              Why The Long Face (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                From 1995, the 8th studio album by Big Country featuring the original line-up of Stuart Adamson, Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki. Combining new wave and even new romantic elements with Celtic slanted pop-rock, the album features live favourites ëIím Not Ashamedí and ëYou Dreamerí. Only 3,000 copies were pressed initially and it has never been re-pressed. Now available for Record Store Day on limited edition tourquiose vinyl.

                                                Black Sabbath

                                                Paranoid (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                  Limited edition, splatter vinyl version of the second album by Black Sabbath that spawned the huge global hit single of the same name.

                                                  Bloc Party

                                                  The High Life EP (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                    Record Store Day exclusive four blue splatter vinyl of The High Life EP, which has previously only been released for download and on streaming platforms.

                                                    Blues Pills

                                                    Birthday / Don't You Love It (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                      An exclusive marbled vinyl product: With these songs and our upcoming album BIRTHDAY we truly let ourselves free, leaving all the boundaries and expectations behind to write music that we love. The singer Elin was pregnant during the recordings of these two rock bangers, and what isnít more rockíníroll than that? To create human life and music.

                                                      Blur

                                                      Parklife (Zoetrope LP) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                        blur - Parklife (30th Anniversary Zoetrope picture disc) Release date - Sat 20 April - Record Store Day Exclusive Format - half speed mastered, single vinyl zoetrope picture disc

                                                        Boogie Down Productions

                                                        Edutainment (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                          Boogie Down Productions

                                                          Poetry/ 9 Mm Goes Bang (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                            Billy Bragg

                                                            Bloke On Bloke (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                              Buena Vista Social Club

                                                              Buena Vista Social Club (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                The iconic multi-million selling Cuban album, featuring remastered audio from 2021's 25th Anniversary, pressed on limited edition gold vinyl, celebrating 25 years since the launch of the award-winning 1999 Wim Wenders documentary and includes bonus tracks and alternate takes from the original 1996 studio session tapes that were not available on the standard original album.

                                                                Bill Evans Trio

                                                                Everybody Digs Bill Evans (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                  This limited-edition MONO release of legendary jazz pianist Bill Evansí 1959 album ìEverybody Digs Bill Evansî is available exclusively on 180-gram vinyl for Record Store Day. A landmark recording, the album features Sam Jones (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums) and is Evansí second album on Riverside as leader. This new pressing features (AAA) lacquers cut from the original master tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and is pressed at RTI on 180-gram black vinyl. It is housed in a StoughtonÆ Tip-On Jacket and limited to 7500 copies globally.

                                                                  Bryan Ferry

                                                                  The Right Stuff (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                    Originally chosen as the first single to be taken from Bryan Ferryís 1987 album BÍte Noire, the groove laden The Right Stuff evolved from a collaboration with guitarist, Johnny Marr. Based on Marr's Money Changes Everything, written for The Smiths, the track evolved into a slice of sophisticated dancefloor action and, for the clubs, spawned 12î, dub and ëBrooklyní mixes of the track. For Record Store Day 2024, ëThe Right Stuffí E.P. brings together the BÍte Noire original, plus its í87 mixes, and a previously unreleased new mix by Johnson Somerset, whose previous credits include remixes for The Temper Trap, alt-J, Duran Duran, Blondie, Katy Perry and Bryan Ferry himself in the shape of his startling reworkings of ëSong To The Sirení and ëAvonmoreí. Whilst staying true to the originalís spirit of uptown cool, the slow-burning Johnson Somerset Remix unravels and extends ëThe Right Stuffí into a smouldering, atmospheric triumph.

                                                                    Barry Gray

                                                                    Stingray - OST (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                      Barry Gray

                                                                      UFO - OST (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                        Billie Marten

                                                                        As Long As (EP) (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                          Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

                                                                          Twist & Shout (RSD24 EDITION)

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                                                                            Brian Poole & The Tremeloes beautiful upbeat rock 'n' roll cover of Twist And Shout has since become one of their best know hits. Pressed for the first time on 7î vinyl since itís release in 1963, this beautiful clear vinyl is key for any music lovers collection.

                                                                            Bobby Conn

                                                                            Recovery

                                                                              Bobby Conn returns with his first new album in 8 years. As always, the sound is the past 50 years of art rock and soul tossed into a blender and set on liquify. I was really into 10cc, J Dilla, Liaisons Dangeroux, Jean Claude Vannier, Anna Meredith, Slade, D'Angelo, etc. when writing this record, but I'm sure you can hear it for yourself. Musically, this is a collaboration with my partner Monica BouBou on violin and vocals and our Superband of drummer Josh Johannpeter, bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper, keyboardist and string player Billie Howard, guitarist Devin Davis, and long time sound artist DJ LeDeuce. We recorded it over many months in a basement. There is a cameo by synth genius Felix Kubin on Brother. Mixed by the brilliant Tobias Levin and Hannes Plattmeier in Hamburg, Germany.

                                                                              Bobby Conn

                                                                              Recovery

                                                                                Bobby Conn returns with his first new album in 8 years. As always, the sound is the past 50 years of art rock and soul tossed into a blender and set on liquify. I was really into 10cc, J Dilla, Liaisons Dangeroux, Jean Claude Vannier, Anna Meredith, Slade, D'Angelo, etc. when writing this record, but I'm sure you can hear it for yourself. Musically, this is a collaboration with my partner Monica BouBou on violin and vocals and our Superband of drummer Josh Johannpeter, bassist Jim "Dallas" Cooper, keyboardist and string player Billie Howard, guitarist Devin Davis, and long time sound artist DJ LeDeuce. We recorded it over many months in a basement. There is a cameo by synth genius Felix Kubin on Brother. Mixed by the brilliant Tobias Levin and Hannes Plattmeier in Hamburg, Germany.

                                                                                Bobby Gillespie & Jehnny Beth

                                                                                Utopian Ashes

                                                                                  Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie, alongside solo artist and Savages vocalist Jehnny Beth, presents this stunning debut solo project collection - exploring loss, miscommunication and emotional inarticulacy that a married couple experience as they realise that their relationship is breaking down.

                                                                                  ‘Utopian Ashes’ draws on the tradition of country soul classics, such as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris’s ‘Grievous Angel’ and George Jones and Tammy Wynette’s ‘We Go Together’, to deal with the heavy realities of love turning sour. It’s an album for people who have dealt with the inevitable sadness that comes with age and acknowledged the realities of life. There is no sweetening of the pill, but it does achieve what should be the goal of all good art: to make us feel less alone. And while it’s not autobiographical, it channels heartfelt truth from the songwriters’ own experiences.

                                                                                  In addition to Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, the album features Johnny Hostile (bass) alongside Primal Scream trio Andrew Innes (guitar), Martin Duffy (piano) and Darrin Mooney (drums).


                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: This collaboration sees Beth and Gillespie in absolute peak form, flitting between more upbeat balladry and thoughtful meditative orchestration but always moving towards a brilliantly inventive conclusion. The more downbeat slo-country moments are accentuated with a perfect juxtaposition of vocal talents and a keen ear for melody. Beautiful stuff.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Chase It Down
                                                                                  English Town
                                                                                  Remember We Were Lovers
                                                                                  Your Heart Will Always Be Broken
                                                                                  Stones Of Silence
                                                                                  You Don’t Know What Love Is
                                                                                  You Can Trust Me Now
                                                                                  Living A Lie
                                                                                  Sunk In Reverie

                                                                                  Black Peaches follow up their acclaimed 2016 debut with a dazzling display of musicianship on their explosive new album Fire In The Hole.

                                                                                  “Black Peaches existed inside me before I was aware of it,” says the band’s Rob Smoughton, also known as a member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti. “It’s the culmination and continuation of the music I love. I started to notice how Brazilian rhythm, funk, soul, classic country and pop were all combining in the music I was writing, and I looked for other band members to join me to bring it alive.”

                                                                                  And he found other members to bring that combination alive in Susumu Mukai, Charlie Michael, Nick Roberts and Thomas Greene. Together they released 2016’s acclaimed Get Down You Dirty Rascals and now return with an album that continues to throw genres together with all the seamless grace of a seasoned cocktail maker but free of the postured affectations associated with such moves.

                                                                                  Black Peaches are a place where genres collide and musical eras meld. On their second album the band has absorbed all the tropical sounds, glistening melodies and funk-ridden grooves into a sound that is truly their own. “I wanted the combination and layering of our influences to be organic,” says Smoughton. “To create Black Peaches music. To take the ideas from the first record further into our own place.”

                                                                                  The result is a record that skips with the vibrancy and buoyancy of a band still in love with the idea of bringing their record collection to life, but the band now understand themselves as much as the music that inspires them and have created something new and refined.

                                                                                  Given the eclectic styles rooted in the make-up of the band, to enter into the world of Black Peaches is often to feel like one is flying from country-to-country with each new song. For Smoughton this musical traversing is a key part of the experience of the band. “I find the combination of mythology, history and geography to be romantic and I want our music to elicit the same thrill. I think the album conjures up the adventure of moving from one place to another; from Spain into Northern Africa, where North America tips into the South. Narratively the songs inhabit a place between the conscious and subconscious - between dreams and waking life.”

                                                                                  This globetrotting sonic voyage creates a sense of the unknown in the record, where each track exists as a new and unpredictable path. This is all done under the mission of creating a record that is capable of pure musical transcendence. “I really believe that music has the ability to transcend and move people emotionally and spiritually,” Smoughton says. “Our music is not about the separation between musician and audience but about the space in between.”

                                                                                  Yet the album also works on an intuitive and physical level. On top of its narrative of the world between the conscious and the subconscious, it is also simply a collection of songs to make you dance and move. Whether it’s the Delta blues influenced strut of “Lemonade”, the “slinky and naughty” dance floor pounce of “The Black Peach Boogie” or the Afro-Brazilian skip of “Cuatro Berimbau.”

                                                                                  Perhaps the most emblematic song of all when it comes to capturing the essence, power and groove of the album is the title track “Fire in the Hole”. “It comes from a phrase that miners would shout it to warn others that they had charged an explosive,” Smoughton says. “It’s to tell you something is about to explode. In this case it’s about being unable to resist the urge to dance. About giving over to rhythm and sound.”


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Cuatro Berimbau
                                                                                  2. Lemonade
                                                                                  3. Fire In The Hole
                                                                                  4. Barracuda
                                                                                  5. The Black Peach Boogie
                                                                                  6. Spice Route
                                                                                  7. Pillars Of Hercules

                                                                                  Bonus Dinked 7”
                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  Bad Luck
                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  Dub Peach Boogie

                                                                                  Ben Abraham

                                                                                  Sirens

                                                                                    In contrast to its ethereal title, Ben Abraham’s ‘Sirens’ is deeply human. Its songs were written over the artist’s developing years as a writer and the album has become a kind of musical documentary of the loss, longing and growth that carried Abraham from his very first lyric to this, his first album.

                                                                                    Abraham first found his voice writing songs whilst working in a hospital. Eight years on, he’s made an album, toured with Emmylou Harris, co-written with Grammy-nominated singer Sarah Barreilles and made ‘Sirens’, his debut album.

                                                                                    Originally self-released in Australia, ‘Sirens’ is now receiving a worldwide release via Secretly Canadian.

                                                                                    Ben recorded ‘Sirens’ with two local friends, Jono Steer (who was his live mixer) and percussionist Leigh Fisher. A number of other Melbourne musicians joined in on sessions, including Gossling, whose angelic voice can be heard in the opening track. Gotye helped produce the haunting vocals on ‘Speak’, while ‘experimental electronic producer’ Tim Shiel assisted on ‘This Is On Me’.

                                                                                    ‘This Is On Me’, co-written / sung with platinum-selling artist Sara Bareilles, has its own story. After Abraham posted a song (‘To Sara, From Ben’) on YouTube, Bareilles’ fans began to tweet the video and it grabbed her attention. When she played Melbourne in 2011, she invited Abraham up on stage to co-sing a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ and an original co-write was subsequently born.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Sirens
                                                                                    Time
                                                                                    I Belong To You
                                                                                    She
                                                                                    You And Me
                                                                                    Collide
                                                                                    To Love Someone
                                                                                    Home
                                                                                    This Is On Me
                                                                                    Speak
                                                                                    Somebody’s Mother
                                                                                    Songbird
                                                                                    A Silent Prayer

                                                                                    Barry Adamson

                                                                                    Back To The Cat - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                      Originally released in 2008, Back To The Cat, was in keeping with the artist who developed the concept of the imaginary soundtrack, with every song building a compelling narrative around Barry’s lifelong investigation of identity, sexuality, race, spirituality and society. The record picked up the threads of his previous work and continued to showcase his musical ambidexterity covering noir jazz, sun-drenched pop ballads, fractious funk, heavenly blues and subversive soul.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1 The Beaten Side Of Town
                                                                                      A2 Straight 'Til Sunrise
                                                                                      A3 Spend A Little Time
                                                                                      A4 Shadow Of Death Hotel
                                                                                      A5 I Could Love You
                                                                                      B1 Walk On Fire
                                                                                      B2 Flight
                                                                                      B3 Civilization
                                                                                      B4 People
                                                                                      B5 Psycho_Sexual

                                                                                      Barry Adamson

                                                                                      Cut To Black

                                                                                        2024 ushers in a brand new Barry Adamson album entitled, ‘Cut To Black’ The album swaggeringly embraces Adamson’s trademark genre hopping compositions, covering Pop, Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop and Gospel.

                                                                                        A must for fans of all things Cinematic Soul, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Post Punk, Massive Attack, Unloved and much more

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Barry says: There's an element (and not only in the cover) of Film Noire in Adamson's work, with the storytale lyricism and staggered-cool of the instrumentation, but there's also a lot more at play here. There are hints of slow-moving soul and soaring gospel hints woven through Adamson's thoroughly unique indie-rock backdrop, resulting in a varied and entirely singular album.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. The Last Words Of Sam Cooke
                                                                                        2. Demon Lover
                                                                                        3. Cut To Black
                                                                                        4. Manhattan Satin
                                                                                        5. These Would Be Blues
                                                                                        6. Please Don’t Call On Me
                                                                                        7. Amen White Jesus
                                                                                        8. One Last Midnight
                                                                                        9. Was It A Dream?
                                                                                        10. Waiting For The End Of Time

                                                                                        Barry Adamson

                                                                                        I Will Set You Free - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                          Initially released in 2012, I Will Set You Free amalgamated elements of Barry’s previous work, resulting in an album that is unmistakably Barry Adamson. Like many of Adamson’s records, the album is a genre odyssey that jumps from garage rock rock, to blues, to new-wave pop, with the adventurous brass section injecting an acid jazz touch. His overwhelming desire to examine cultural shifts and embrace them within the quest to improve oneself that often centres in Adamson’s art is clearly present in I Will Set You Free. This subsequently makes it a quintessential Barry Adamson record that fits right in with the back catalogue. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          A1 Get Your Mind Right
                                                                                          A2 Black Holes In My Brain
                                                                                          A3 Turnaround
                                                                                          A4 The Power Of Suggestion
                                                                                          A5 Destination
                                                                                          B1 The Trigger City Blues
                                                                                          B2 Looking To Love Somebody
                                                                                          B3 The Sun And The Sea
                                                                                          B4 If You Love Her
                                                                                          B5 Stand In

                                                                                          Barry Adamson

                                                                                          Know Where To Run - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                            Barry’s 2016 album, Know Where To Run, was produced by Barry himself and recorded in Brighton with Paul Pascoe, whilst WTNSS mixed and provided additional production at the legendary Dean Street Studios. The concept behind the album emerged when Barry started taking photos during a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds North American tour, playing with the idea of traversing different states of the human condition and different states across America. The result was an audio/visual project inspired by these pictures, with the record being presented alongside a curated photobook. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1 In Other Worlds
                                                                                            A2 Cine City
                                                                                            A3 Come Away
                                                                                            A4 Death Takes A Holiday
                                                                                            A5 Claw And Wing
                                                                                            B1 Texas Crash
                                                                                            B2 Mr Greed
                                                                                            B3 Up In The Air
                                                                                            B4 Evil Kind

                                                                                            Memento Mori charts Adamson’s career from 1978’s Magazine track, ‘Parade’ (co-written by Adamson, from their debut album Real Life), to his work as founding member, alongside Nick Cave, of the Bad Seeds (‘From Her To Eternity’, co-written by Adamson); through his nine solo albums, from 1988’s Moss Side Story to the latest Love Sick Dick EPs, bringing everything up to date with a brand new unreleased track, ‘The Hummingbird’.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Laura says: When people talk about Manchester music legends, Barry Adamson barely gets a mention, but as this compilation demonstrates, he's been responsible for some of the most incredible, genre-bending music to come out of Manchester in the last 30 years, blending post-punk, jazz, blues, soundtracks, and everything in between in his own inimitable way. Stand out tracks include "The Man With The Golden Arm" from the briliantly noir-ish "Moss Side Story" and "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis" from 1996's "Oedipus Schmoedipus" featuring Jarvis Cocker on vocals, along with "Parade" by Magazine and "From Her To Eternity" from his days as a Bad Seed.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            The Man With The Golden Arm (Moss Side Story,1988)
                                                                                            Jazz Devil (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                            Civilization (Back To The Cat, 2008)
                                                                                            Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Pelvis (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)*
                                                                                            The Snowball Effect (The Negro Inside Me, 1993)
                                                                                            The Sun And The Sea (I Will Set You Free, 2012)
                                                                                            The Big Bamboozle (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                            I Got Clothes – ACR:MCR Rework (Love Sick Dick Remix EP, 2017)
                                                                                            Come Hell Or High Water (As Above, So Below, 1998)
                                                                                            Something Wicked This Way Comes (Oedipus Schmoedipus, 1996)
                                                                                            The Long Way Back Again (Single Version, 2006)
                                                                                            Up In The Air (Single Version, 2016)
                                                                                            007, A Fantasy Bond Theme (Soul Murder, 1992)
                                                                                            Sweet Misery (Love Sick Dick, 2017)
                                                                                            The Hummingbird (Memento Mori, 2018)
                                                                                            Parade – Magazine (Real Life, 1978)
                                                                                            From Her To Eternity – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (From Her To Eternity, 1984)
                                                                                            *with Jarvis Cocker

                                                                                            Barry Adamson

                                                                                            Steal Away EP - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                              Barry Adamson’s Steal Away EP released for the first time on vinyl via Mute. The EP was written and recorded at the time Adamson was writing his memoir ‘Up Above the City, Down Beneath the Stars’. The record ended up becoming an intrinsic part of the book writing process with Barry explaining, “The book is the past, the record is the past present. I needed to write it to get through the book, to stay present.” Sitting amongst Barry’s diverse catalogue, Steal Away EP presents a refreshing vibrancy and western-like feel that further demonstrates Adamson’s multifaceted ability in songwriting. 

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 Let’s Steal Away
                                                                                              A2 Broken Moments
                                                                                              B1 The Climber
                                                                                              B2 Sundown County Ft. Big Walt Daniels

                                                                                              Barry Adamson

                                                                                              Stranger On The Sofa - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                Barry Adamson takes us Back to the Catalogue with a series of reissues on coloured vinyl and CD.

                                                                                                Originally released in the mid-2000s, Stranger On The Sofa is an album tied together by its mysterious cinematic composure. Each track is used to demonstrate the breadth of musicianship and re-presentation of countless timeless genres, moving in between electronica and jazz with shadowy ambience scattered throughout. Nick Plytas and Adrian Owusu provided their expertise on the organ and slide guitar, with Barry playing almost every other instrument. Composing, performing, recording and producing Stranger On The Sofa undoubtedly makes it an album that represents Adamson fully embracing the DIY aesthetic from where he began.



                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1 Here In The Hole
                                                                                                A2 The Long Way Back Again
                                                                                                A3 Officer Bentley's Fairly Serious Dilemma
                                                                                                B1 Who Killed Big Bird?
                                                                                                B2 Theresa Green
                                                                                                B3 The Sorrow And The Pity
                                                                                                B4 My Friend The Fly
                                                                                                C1 Inside Of Your Head
                                                                                                C2 You Sold Your Dreams
                                                                                                C3 Déjà Morte
                                                                                                D1 Dissemble
                                                                                                D2 Free Love

                                                                                                Barry Adamson

                                                                                                The King Of Nothing Hill

                                                                                                  New album from Barry Adamson, and his most accessible to date. Still with his usual cool, dark vibes and filmic layered moods, but with an added dimension of lush, funky, soul-jazz. Add to that great musicianship and deep production and you've got yet another absolutely superb Barry Adamson album. Totally essential.

                                                                                                  Baba Ali

                                                                                                  Memory Device

                                                                                                    Though most debuts are the culmination of a lifetime of influences and experiences, few artists succeed in mapping their musical journey quite as vividly as Baba Ali has on Memory Device. Tracing his Nigerian heritage, an adolescence absorbing No Wave and the hip hop on NYC’s Hot 97, time immersed in the techno scene in Berlin, and the experimental punk spirit of his current base in London, Memory Device is an enthralling introduction to a musician who resolutely defies pigeonholing.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Draggin' On
                                                                                                    Black Wagon
                                                                                                    Thought Leader
                                                                                                    Nature's Curse
                                                                                                    Better Days
                                                                                                    The Well
                                                                                                    Got An Idea
                                                                                                    Waiting Room
                                                                                                    Nuclear Family
                                                                                                    Temp Worker 

                                                                                                    Brendon Anderegg

                                                                                                    June

                                                                                                      The music of Brendon Anderegg is a hall of mirrors, multi-layered and self-obscuring. Largely filtered through Mountains - his pioneering electronic project with Koen Holtkamp - Anderegg emerged as a solo artist in the late 90s. He returns now with ‘June’, a vinyl-exclusive release on Thrill Jockey.

                                                                                                      The music on ‘June’ is a complex network of layers, paradoxically a calm and soothing listen. Collapsing history into its own contemporary sonic movements, Andregg’s methodically created work falls in the lineage of electronic pioneers like Bernard Parmegiani and early ambient projects like Tangerine Dream, Popul Vuh and Cluster and puts his solo work in the realm of New Age figures like Michael Stearns and JD Emmanuel. ‘June’ is a singularly beautiful and challenging work that marks the long overdue re-emergence of Brendon Anderegg as a solo voice.

                                                                                                      Brendon Anderegg is a Brooklyn-based, Emmynominated composer with clients ranging from Pitchfork to ESPN.

                                                                                                      Available only on vinyl, ‘June’ is pressed on virgin vinyl and includes a free digital download coupon.

                                                                                                      Daniel “Blackbelt” Andersen has been active in the Norwegian dance music community for a number of years. The Blackbelt sound can be described as Juan Atkins jamming with Airto Moreira, with a bit of Larry Levan thrown in for good measure. Sparkling tech-tinted house meets cosmic disco is the order of the day here, with lush synth washes, arpeggiated keyboard lines, simple 4/4 beats and tripped-out vistas.

                                                                                                      A few words from Prins Thomas: 'The raw material which became “II” has the same DNA as Blackbelt’s debut. His ideas might lay around for 5-10 years before that crucial missing “middle part” pops out of nowhere (or in this instance: two old ideas gets combined into a new one) but essentially they all come out with the same colour, taste and smell… and they all sound like nothing but Blackbelt Andersen. Over a three month period in 2011 I invited Daniel into the mess that I call K16 Studios for a hectic but creative reworking of the material that he had piled up. The idea was to use Daniel’s tracks as templates and use whatever kind of tool we had at our disposal to colour in the white fields. Kalimbas, cheap old throwaway synths, guitar amps and effect boxes…'


                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      01. Åpenbaring
                                                                                                      02. Delta Tango Alfa
                                                                                                      03. Kosmos
                                                                                                      04. Mann På Mars
                                                                                                      05. Resten Av Ditt Liv
                                                                                                      06. Lagniappe Del 1
                                                                                                      07. Indre Demoner
                                                                                                      08. Postkort Fra Berlin
                                                                                                      09. Stressa Ut
                                                                                                      10. Lagniappe Del 2
                                                                                                      11. Haiku

                                                                                                      Brett Anderson

                                                                                                      Collected Solo Work

                                                                                                        Bringing together all four of Brett’s solo albums to date -‘Brett Anderson’ (2007), ‘Wilderness’ (2008), ‘Slow Attack’ (2009) and ‘Black Rainbows’ (2011) -plus a host of rare B-sides and bonus tracks and a live disc of shows in Berlin (2010) and London (2011), the music comes accompanied by annotations on the studio albums by Brett.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        CD1: Love Is Dead
                                                                                                        1. Love Is Dead
                                                                                                        2. One Lazy Morning
                                                                                                        3. Dust And Rain
                                                                                                        4. Intimacy
                                                                                                        5. To The Winter
                                                                                                        6. Scorpio Rising
                                                                                                        7. The Infinite Kiss
                                                                                                        8. Colour Of The Night
                                                                                                        9. The More We Possess The Less We Own Of Ourselves
                                                                                                        10. Ebony
                                                                                                        11. Song For My Father
                                                                                                        12. Clowns [First Version]
                                                                                                        13. We Can Be Anyone
                                                                                                        14. Mother Night
                                                                                                        15. Elegant
                                                                                                        16. Love Is Dead [Live At Bush Hall]
                                                                                                        17. Clowns [Live At Bush Hall]

                                                                                                        CD2: Wilderness
                                                                                                        1. A Different Place
                                                                                                        2. The Empress
                                                                                                        3. Clowns
                                                                                                        4. Chinese Whispers
                                                                                                        5. Blessed
                                                                                                        6. Funeral Mantra
                                                                                                        7. Back To You
                                                                                                        8. Knife Edge
                                                                                                        9. P. Marius
                                                                                                        10. Symmetry
                                                                                                        11. Love Is Dead [Acoustic]
                                                                                                        12. Song For My Father [Acoustic]
                                                                                                        13. Back To You [Acoustic]
                                                                                                        14. Ebony [Acoustic]
                                                                                                        15. The Infinite Kiss [Acoustic]
                                                                                                        16. Love Is Dead [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
                                                                                                        17. Song For My Father [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
                                                                                                        18. Clowns [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
                                                                                                        19. To The Winter [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]
                                                                                                        20. Back To You [Live At The Union Chapel, 19 July 2007]

                                                                                                        CD3: Slow Attack
                                                                                                        1. Hymn
                                                                                                        2. Wheatfields
                                                                                                        3. The Hunted
                                                                                                        4. Frozen Roads
                                                                                                        5. Summer
                                                                                                        6. Pretty Widows
                                                                                                        7. The Swans
                                                                                                        8. Ashes Of Us
                                                                                                        9. Scarecrows And Lilacs
                                                                                                        10. Julian's Eyes
                                                                                                        11. Leave Me Sleeping
                                                                                                        12. With You Within You
                                                                                                        13. Forest Lullaby

                                                                                                        CD4: Black Rainbows
                                                                                                        1. Unsung
                                                                                                        2. Brittle Heart
                                                                                                        3. Crash About To Happen
                                                                                                        4. I Count The Times
                                                                                                        5. The Exiles
                                                                                                        6. This Must Be Where It Ends
                                                                                                        7. Actors
                                                                                                        8. In The House Of Numbers
                                                                                                        9. Thin Men Dancing
                                                                                                        10. Possession
                                                                                                        11. Unstoppable
                                                                                                        12. Savage Dance
                                                                                                        13. Isolation
                                                                                                        13. Brittle Heart [Radio Edit]
                                                                                                        14. Brittle Heart [Instrumental]

                                                                                                        CD5: Live 2010/2011
                                                                                                        1. Unsung
                                                                                                        2. Wheatfields
                                                                                                        3. The Exiles
                                                                                                        4. Actors
                                                                                                        5. Ashes Of Us
                                                                                                        6. The Hunted
                                                                                                        7. Julian’s Eyes
                                                                                                        8. Thin Men Dancing
                                                                                                        9. Possession
                                                                                                        10. In The House Of Numbers
                                                                                                        11. The Swans
                                                                                                        12. Brittle Heart
                                                                                                        13. Scarecrows & Lilacs
                                                                                                        14. Frozen Roads
                                                                                                        15. Leave Me Sleeping
                                                                                                        16. Chinese Whispers
                                                                                                        17. A Different Place
                                                                                                        18. Funeral Mantra

                                                                                                        Bess Atwell

                                                                                                        Already, Always

                                                                                                          Residing now in Brighton, Bess grew up in the English countryside in a creative family of songwriters and artists. Whilst her crystalline vocals draw favourable comparisons to the likes of Marika Hackman and Julia Jacklin, her lyrics evoke an imagery that often spins from the pastoral to the abstract.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Co-op
                                                                                                          2. All You Can Do
                                                                                                          3. Silver Fir
                                                                                                          4. Dolly
                                                                                                          5. Love Is Not Enough
                                                                                                          6. How Do You Leave
                                                                                                          7. Time Comes In Roses
                                                                                                          8. Red Light Heaven
                                                                                                          9. Olivia, In A Separate Bed
                                                                                                          10. Nobody

                                                                                                          Bess Atwell

                                                                                                          Light Sleeper

                                                                                                            A huge part of this exploratory new era was Aaron Dessner, who produced Light Sleeper. His isolated cabin studio Long Pond, in Hudson Valley, was once Bess' desktop background, but she never thought she would end up star-gazing on its veranda and noodling away on the same instruments used by her heroes, not to mention a certain pop star...

                                                                                                            The immediate trust between the pair clicked the moment Atwell walked through the doors of the iconic recording space; Dessner showed her around and then promptly left her alone to play on the many instruments at the heart of her favourite The National songs. As Atwell puts it, they seemed to speak the same musical language. "I trust his ear and I knew we had the same vision" she says. Since the release of 'Already, Always' Atwell has been through a number of personal transformations including tapering off antidepressants, after "years of avoiding it". Reflections on her upbringing and re- evaluations of some of her experiences led to a autism diagnosis in May 2023, which has helped her to make sense of many different moments.

                                                                                                            Motifs of sleeping and waking run throughout Light Sleeper, which constantly stirs and settles, Atwell embracing the full range and rawness of her voice like never before. By the title- track, which closes the album, twinkling, starry synthesisers lead her to a place of quiet realisation: "I'm ready to be a light sleeper again/To wake up and feel everything/I can carry the weight of it"

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Everyone Who's Not In Love With You Is Wrong
                                                                                                            2. Release Myself 
                                                                                                            3. Sylvester
                                                                                                            4. Fan Favourite
                                                                                                            5. The Weeping
                                                                                                            6. Something Now
                                                                                                            7. Spinning Sun
                                                                                                            8. I Am Awake
                                                                                                            9. Crowds
                                                                                                            10. Light Sleeper

                                                                                                            Brian Auger & The Trinity

                                                                                                            Far Horizons

                                                                                                              The ground- breaking, unique jazz/R&B/pop group Brian Auger & The Trinity were formed from the ashes of Long John Baldry’s and Brian Auger’s previous group bandThe Steampacket, an R&B Revue collective, which also featured a then barely known Rod Stewart and Julie Driscoll.

                                                                                                              Adding the UKs then greatest soul/pop singer Julie Driscoll to this new collective meant that not only did the band have a unique, beautiful voice and face to front the group – Driscoll also embodied everything about the 1960s fashionable It Girl; her sound, her clothes, hair styles and make up assured that nearly as many column inches were dedicated to her stylish demeanour as much as the band’s genre bending music.

                                                                                                              The group were the one of the first too to intentionally set out to break down musical barriers – Brian himself specifically stated in the sleeve notes for 1968s ‘Definitely What!’ album that his concept “lies along a straight line drawn between pop and jazz and aims at the ‘fusion’ of both elements”. ‘Fusion’ at that time was not even a recognised musical term, reinforcing Auger’s credentials as an originator and innovator.

                                                                                                              “Back then the jazz audiences were purists. They really looked down on rock and pop,” he explains. “I had people cross the road when they saw me coming, I was persona non grata at Ronnie Scotts because of themusic we were doing and the clothes we were wearing”.

                                                                                                              Happily – audiences of the time didn’t take the same dismissive approach, Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity toured the US and had exploded onto American TV screens as guests of The Monkees, and also scored hits across Europe's pop charts via the singles ‘This Wheels On Fire’ & ‘Save Me’ – but simultaneously appeared on the UK’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ in the same month as headlining major European Jazz Festivals – a feat no other act has equalled since.

                                                                                                              Between 1967 and ’70, Brian Auger experienced a four year run of unprecedented creativity – 1967’s Open with Julie Driscoll, 1968’s Definitely What!, 1969’s Streetnoise again with Driscoll and 1970’s Befour – taking the Hammond Organ in new directions with their thrilling fusion of club R&B, jazz and psychedelic cool, engaging both the underground and the mainstream, and bringing the group chart success in the UK and Europe. “I look back on my years with The Trinity as aperiod of discovery,” Auger concludes. “I didn’t know what would happen or where it would take me but we were breaking down barriers and going someplace new.”

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Open (1967)
                                                                                                              A1. In And Out
                                                                                                              A2. Isola Natale
                                                                                                              A3. Black Cat
                                                                                                              A4. Lament For Miss Baker
                                                                                                              A5. Goodbye Jungle Telegraph
                                                                                                              B1.Tramp
                                                                                                              B2. Why (Am I Treated So Bad)
                                                                                                              B3. A Kind Of Love In
                                                                                                              B4. Break It Up
                                                                                                              B5. Season Of The Witch

                                                                                                              Streetnoise (1969)
                                                                                                              A1. Tropic Of Capricorn
                                                                                                              A2. Czechoslovakia
                                                                                                              A3. Take Me To The Water
                                                                                                              A4. A Word About Colour
                                                                                                              B1. Light My Fire
                                                                                                              B2. Indian Rope Man
                                                                                                              B3. When I Was A Young Girl
                                                                                                              B4. Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)
                                                                                                              C1. Ellis Island
                                                                                                              C2. In Search Of The Sun
                                                                                                              C3. Finally Found You Out
                                                                                                              C4. Looking In The Eye Of The World
                                                                                                              D1. Vauxhall To Lambeth Bridge
                                                                                                              D2. All Blues
                                                                                                              D3. I’ve Got Life
                                                                                                              D4. Save The Country

                                                                                                              Definitely What! (1968)
                                                                                                              A1. A Day In The Life
                                                                                                              A2. George Bruno Money
                                                                                                              A3. Far Horizon
                                                                                                              A4. John Brown’s Body
                                                                                                              B1. Red Beans And Rice
                                                                                                              B2. Bumpin’ On Sunset
                                                                                                              B3. If You Live
                                                                                                              B4. Definitely What

                                                                                                              Befour (1970)
                                                                                                              A1. I Wanna Take You Higher
                                                                                                              A2. Pavane
                                                                                                              A3. No Time To Live
                                                                                                              A4. Maiden Voyage
                                                                                                              B1. Listen Here
                                                                                                              B2. Just You Just Me

                                                                                                              Brian Auger

                                                                                                              Auger Incorporated

                                                                                                                Auger Incorporated is a career spanning triple vinyl / double CD compilation of the legendary Brian Augers’ music. Lauded and loved by artists as diverse as Mose Allison to Emma-Jean Thackray, his tracks have been sampled by Mos Def & Common, his original compositions covered by Sarah Vaughan, Richard 'Groove' Holmes and The Main Ingredient. He is a Grammy nominee and recipient of a US Congressional Certificate of Special Recognition for his ‘contribution to the American art form of Jazz’.

                                                                                                                Auger Incorporated includes classic album tracks, rarities and live concerts performances, some of which have never released before from Brian’s ground-breaking, genre busting catalogue, and reaches back to his early 60’s debut as an poll-winning jazz piano prodigy, his transformation into swinging London’s premier Hammond Organ player via his groups’ The Steam Packet and Julie Driscoll, Brian Auger & The Trinity, and his flagship 70’s band – The Oblivion Express - Auger's blend of jazz, R&B and pop idioms saw him credited as one of the earliest protagonists of jazz fusion.

                                                                                                                Particularly rare highlights include The Steam Packet’s blistering instrumental version of Robert Parkers’s R&B smash Watch Your Step, the 2 tracks by Sonny Boy Williamson backed by Brian The Trinity with a young Jimmy Page as guest, the live 1960’s versions of Save Me & Red Beans & Rice and the recently unearthed version of the jazz dance classic Jeannine featuring the unmistakable voice of Julie Driscoll.

                                                                                                                From The Oblivion Express era, there’s an intense and driving live version of Freedom Jazz Dance, and the alternative mix/radio edit of Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues, Brian’s mid 80’s Italo-disco hit ‘Night Train To Nowhere’ – Auger Incorporated has something for the die hard fan and all those new to this extraordinary musicians unmatchable 60 year career.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                LP1
                                                                                                                A1 The Preacher
                                                                                                                A2 Poinciana
                                                                                                                A3 Watch Your Step – The Steampacket
                                                                                                                A4 The Sidewinder - The Steampacket
                                                                                                                B1 Walkin’ - Sonny Boy Williamson
                                                                                                                B2 See A Man Downstairs - Sonny Boy Williamson
                                                                                                                B3 In & Out
                                                                                                                B4 Red Beans & Rice LIVE (Ce Soir On Danse, Paris)
                                                                                                                B5 I Wanna Take You Higher

                                                                                                                LP2
                                                                                                                C1 Indian Rope Man
                                                                                                                C2 Light My Fire
                                                                                                                C3 This Wheels On Fire
                                                                                                                C4 Save Me (Live - Piper Club, Rome)
                                                                                                                C5 Jeanine
                                                                                                                D1 Total Eclipse
                                                                                                                D2 A Better Land
                                                                                                                D3 Fill Your Head With Laughter

                                                                                                                LP3
                                                                                                                E1 Whenever You’re Ready
                                                                                                                E2 Straight Ahead
                                                                                                                E3 Inner City Blues - Alternative Mix
                                                                                                                E4 Freedom Jazz Dance (Live At Winter Garden)
                                                                                                                F1 Planet Earth Calling
                                                                                                                F2 Night Train To Nowhere
                                                                                                                F3 Splatch
                                                                                                                F4 Freddie' S Flight

                                                                                                                It’s not because one might have worked with people like Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin and Rod Stewart throughout their career that Italo disco wouldn’t get the best of your work. A great example of the Italian phenomenon’s infectiously widespread grip is British rock keyboardist Brian Auger’s path, when he found himself in a Milanese recording studio during the mid 80’s and recorded his last known release in that decade. Powerfully fusing decades of rock and jazz education with the synthetic hysteria of the time (and culture), the result is a classic robo-disco / slo-mo Italo number that has found its way into some of our favorite DJ sets for a while now. Vocal and instrumental are featured on the A-side and in addition the B-side offers a new remix where things take somewhat of a catastrophic turn into what sounds like Brian getting on the wrong train to a K-hole, strictly for the freakier end of the night. Meticulously remastered at manmade mastering in Berlin.

                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Mine says: Sound Metaphors are coming through with the big hitters again. One of my all time faves is finally available on big wax again and I'm a very happy camper. Don't snooooze!

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. Night Train To Nowhere (Vocal)
                                                                                                                2. Night Train To Nowhere (Instrumental)
                                                                                                                3. Night Train To Nowhere (Castro's Disaster To Nowhere)

                                                                                                                Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

                                                                                                                Live Oblivion Vol.1

                                                                                                                  Live albums are often a ‘hit or miss’ affair but ‘Live Oblivion’ 1 & 2 buck that trend, Recorded across 2 nights in 1974 at the Hollywood venue The Whisky A Go Go. The group were finishing off a huge US tour that had roared down the east coast then across the Midwest and by the time they hit LA, as Brian recalls “we were all absolutely performing at our height. So I decided that I really needed to record the band live at that point”. Utilising the Wally Heider Mobile Truck, the scene was set for one of the greatest jazz-fusion live recordings to be made. The show opens with a hyper fast version of Beginning Again due to drummer Steve Ferrone being almost an hour late and running high on adrenaline, Brian remembers thinking “I don’t even know if I can play it that fast!” Fortunately, he and the Oblivion Express including stellar vocalist Alex Ligertwood rise to the challenge and the result is akin to some frenetic jazzy drum & bass but also pushes the group onto another level altogether for the rest of the show. Across both volumes there are no fillers and the highlights are many - Bumpin’ On Sunset, Freedom Jazz Dance, and Inner City Blues are all stunning, but especially the epic version of Maiden Voyage which Mos Def sampled on his 1997 'If You Can Huh! You Can Hear', and both DJ Mitsu in 2004 and 2017 Crimeapple both dipped into Live Oblivion to sample that fire for their own projects.

                                                                                                                  Auger, in the original liner notes opines how live recordings can often have drawbacks but "I hope that spirit shines through" Live Oblivion 1 & 2, 50 years on from being committed to tape, certainly achieve that and much more. 

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Beginning Again
                                                                                                                  2. Don't Look Away
                                                                                                                  3. Bumpin' On Sunset
                                                                                                                  4. Truth 

                                                                                                                  Brian Auger's Oblivion Express

                                                                                                                  Live Oblivion Vol.2

                                                                                                                    Live albums are often a ‘hit or miss’ affair but ‘Live Oblivion’ 1 & 2 buck that trend, Recorded across 2 nights in 1974 at the Hollywood venue The Whisky A Go Go. The group were finishing off a huge US tour that had roared down the east coast then across the Midwest and by the time they hit LA, as Brian recalls “we were all absolutely performing at our height. So I decided that I really needed to record the band live at that point”. Utilising the Wally Heider Mobile Truck, the scene was set for one of the greatest jazz-fusion live recordings to be made. The show opens with a hyper fast version of Beginning Again due to drummer Steve Ferrone being almost an hour late and running high on adrenaline, Brian remembers thinking “I don’t even know if I can play it that fast!” Fortunately, he and the Oblivion Express including stellar vocalist Alex Ligertwood rise to the challenge and the result is akin to some frenetic jazzy drum & bass but also pushes the group onto another level altogether for the rest of the show. Across both volumes there are no fillers and the highlights are many - Bumpin’ On Sunset, Freedom Jazz Dance, and Inner City Blues are all stunning, but especially the epic version of Maiden Voyage which Mos Def sampled on his 1997 'If You Can Huh! You Can Hear', and both DJ Mitsu in 2004 and 2017 Crimeapple both dipped into Live Oblivion to sample that fire for their own projects.

                                                                                                                    Auger, in the original liner notes opines how live recordings can often have drawbacks but "I hope that spirit shines through" Live Oblivion 1 & 2, 50 years on from being committed to tape, certainly achieve that and much more. 

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Freedom Jazz Dance
                                                                                                                    2. Happiness Is Just Around The Bend
                                                                                                                    3. Maiden Voyage
                                                                                                                    4. Second Wind
                                                                                                                    5. Whenever You're Ready
                                                                                                                    6. Inner City Blues
                                                                                                                    7. Straight Ahead
                                                                                                                    8. Compared To What 

                                                                                                                    B.AI has been quickly rising to prominence within contemporary electronic music, and, arguably, one of her most enticing feats is her ability to make the minimal, electro and tech house genres she navigates her own by injecting them with a unique sense of melody. On "The Best EP", the Chengdu based artist shows she can not only write memorable hooks but can do so while covering a broad array of registers. "Nightdreaming" is a moody builder: although new, sturdily patched layers keep being introduced and the pace never slows down, a sense of restraint remains. This atmosphere quickly changes on "Satisfy", which, with its tapestry of indeterminate arpeggios and EBM-evoking vocals, takes a nervous turn. "The Best" on the B-side is a slab of vigor tailored for the peak time. Set to an effective bass groove, modulated chords, white noise sweeps, delicately mixed moans and bright pads nearly trip one over another. On "Crash Landing On Nimas" B.AI , together with Diego Santana, unleashes a batch of detuned and portamento heavy square wave patterns. The EP, diverse yet balanced, ends on a note so ominous... the contrast with how bright we imagine the future for this maverick talent could not be starker.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    01 Night Dreaming
                                                                                                                    02 Satisfy
                                                                                                                    03 The Best
                                                                                                                    04 Crash Landing On Nimas

                                                                                                                    B-Edits

                                                                                                                    Aunts & Uncles

                                                                                                                    The anonymous B-Edits finished off 2023 in fine style with exquisite re-edits of Sade and Change. Now they return with a jazz-funk heavyweight on one side and a deep tropical cut on the flip. Slightly more elusive source material, I grant you, but none the less incendary for the working party and festival deejay; both with that irresistable Latin spirit.

                                                                                                                    Seriously limited copies, exclusive content, unavailable digitally. Move quick! 




                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Matt says: More exclusive, vinyl only, blink-and-you'll-miss-it genius from the so far anonymous B-Edits cartel. Latin fire and jazz-funk jubulence with an almost Fela-esque groove. This is the dog's gonads people!

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A. Aunts & Uncles
                                                                                                                    B. Free

                                                                                                                    B-Edits

                                                                                                                    Give It / Hold It

                                                                                                                    Super exclusive, blink-and-you'll-miss-'em, killer mixes of Sade and Change. Of the many, many versions of "Give It Up" over the years I'm going to stick my neck out and say this is the 2nd best version which is high praise indeed (nothing can touch the Kenny Larkin version from 95!).

                                                                                                                    The Change edit on the flip is equally enticing, looping up that golden Strat lick and extending the best bits of this early boogie blueprint till we're lost in late night dancefloor ecstasy. It's not hard to image the glitterball shimmering bright while this one spins...

                                                                                                                    Pretty sure we're one of the very few places where you can cop this, making this a bit of a Christmas coup.... Don't sleep! 


                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Matt says: Perfect for the working festive DJ. Sade and Change nicely extended and kitted out in slightly more modern attire.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A. Give It
                                                                                                                    B. Hold It

                                                                                                                    Baader Meinhof

                                                                                                                    Baader Meinhof

                                                                                                                      Taking its name from two renowned members of The Red Army Faction, the album tells the story of the organisation and was recorded by Haines between Auteurs albums.

                                                                                                                      Long unavailable, the album has been remastered and expanded with five bonus tracks, including four previously unreleased tracks taken from a remix EP that was never commercially released.

                                                                                                                      The album comes with brand new sleeve-notes by Luke Haines.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. BAADER MEINHOF
                                                                                                                      2. MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT
                                                                                                                      3. THER'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT
                                                                                                                      4. MOGADISHU
                                                                                                                      5. THEME FROM BURN, WAREHOUSE, BURN
                                                                                                                      6. GSG-29
                                                                                                                      7. ...IT'S A MORAL ISSUE
                                                                                                                      8. BACK ON THE FARM
                                                                                                                      9. KILL RAMIREZ
                                                                                                                      10. BAADER MEINHOF
                                                                                                                      11. I'VE BEEN A FOOL FOR YOU - LP BONUS 7"
                                                                                                                      12. BAADER MEINHOF (CONFRONTATION REMIX)
                                                                                                                      13. THERE'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT (FUSE REMIX) *
                                                                                                                      14. THERE'S GONNA BE AN ACCIDENT(MUZIQ REMIX)
                                                                                                                      15. GOD IS WAR- DALAI LLAMA

                                                                                                                      Baauer

                                                                                                                      Aa

                                                                                                                        LuckyMe are proud to present Baauer’s long awaited debut album, ‘Aa’.

                                                                                                                        Following the smash ‘GoGo!’ single (2015), the ‘ß’ EP with Rae Sremmurd and Alunageorge (2014), laser-etched vinyl 12” ‘Dum Dum’ (2013) and the genre-defining ‘Higher’ with Just Blaze and Jay Z (2012) - not to mention the ‘Harlem Shake’ phenomenon - multi-platinum selling artist Baauer sets off again to change contemporary American dance music with a highly anticipated debut album.

                                                                                                                        ‘Aa’ (pronounced ‘double a’) is a record that could only be made by a kid born of New York inspired by rap and dance music culture, travelling the globe sampling and processing found sounds.

                                                                                                                        This is bright, stadium, urban dance music from the 26- year-old Portuguese New Yorker (via London and Philadelphia) known as Harry Rodrigues, with special guests Future, Pusha T, MIA, Novelist, Leikeli47, Rustie and Tirzah, plus the continuing visual collaboration with multi-medium artist Jonathan Zawada.

                                                                                                                        Baba Ali

                                                                                                                        Laugh Like A Bomb

                                                                                                                          Having previously collaborated with Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem/Hot Chip) on their debut album, this time the duo absconded to Doyle’s studio in his own touring absence and took to production duties themselves. Laugh Like A Bomb was recorded in just three weeks before being mixed by Sheffield producer Ross Orton (Working Men’s Club / Arctic Monkeys / MIA).

                                                                                                                          “I think a lot of the process of writing this album came from pushing ourselves to our limits to get to the essential idea, and discarding anything that felt superfluous or unnecessary.” explains Baba. “There was a lot of writing, re-writing, deleting, re-recording and then just repeating that process again. A lot of times the best idea would come out of that final push when you’re too exhausted to even think and you rely on feeling.”

                                                                                                                          Returning following the release of their debut ‘Memory Device’ in 2020 and 18 months of touring across Europe and the US with the likes of Yard Act and Chk Chk Chk, Baba Ali have created an incendiary follow up with one foot firmly placed on the dance floor, the other in a state of constant frenzy. Laugh Like A Bomb showcases anxious synths and scratchy guitars that collide with concrete drum hits, pulsing bass and Baba’s snarly vocals in 40 minute collection that explores feelings of unease, abandon and desire as well explorations into the more sinister.

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: Stark minimal wave synth lines and snappy percussion meet euphoric hypnotic dancefloor business in a perfect clash of styles, resulting in a wonderfully evocative and singular LP. Part funk, part synth, part pop, and all hugely enjoyable.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Hold My Head
                                                                                                                          Burn Me Out
                                                                                                                          Gold Rush!
                                                                                                                          I'm Bored
                                                                                                                          Anesthesia, Beverly Hill
                                                                                                                          Laugh Like A Bomb
                                                                                                                          Make U Feel
                                                                                                                          A Circle
                                                                                                                          Lip Service
                                                                                                                          Bankrupt Funk
                                                                                                                          Yves Klein Blue

                                                                                                                          When he‘s not writing or recording, Baba Stiltz immerses in fearless fiction by the likes of Denis Johnson and Dodie Bellamy; prose where pedestrian details become transcendent in aggregate and the inner lives of marginal characters are examined as though they were kings. A similar thesis runs
                                                                                                                          through "Paid Testimony“, the essential second tape of minimalist guitar music from the FilipinoAmerican-Swedish artist.

                                                                                                                          In recent years, Stiltz has made like Lee Hazelwood‘s Cowboy In Sweden in reverse, making annual pilgrimages from Stockholm to California and reconnecting with his roots via a guitar and a Fostex 4- track. He‘s drawn to the less glamorous corners of the golden state, an observant habitué of unkempt streets and dive bars stretching from LA to Vacaville. It‘s a long stretch from the jetset techno clubs where Baba originally plied his musical trade, but it‘s where he finds characters and ideas worth writing about.
                                                                                                                          The characters on "Paid Testimony" are on the edge and on the run. Surrounded by flawed men with big schemes since childhood, he extrapolates characters who plot bank heists and order milk and
                                                                                                                          vodka in AM hours, the type of confrontation-prone characters who 'say some shit, make everyone uncomfortable and then just split.' To focus on the rawness of this document would discount the humor and sympathy with which he treats his characters, not to mention the subtly-psychedelic songwriting recalling David Berman, early Smog, the original indie
                                                                                                                          rock minimalist poets.

                                                                                                                          On the final song, Stiltz looks back on the city that raised him, "Stockholm", referencing 'young professionals carelessly living' before adding "I can‘t say I‘m not jealous even though I live my life just like they do.' There‘s an honesty in the small details revealed on "Paid Testimony“, and a defined
                                                                                                                          sense of place, be it Stockholm, Sacramento or some dim barroom across from the Bank Of America. Baba doesn‘t quite fit in anywhere. This outsider quality has often been used as a marketing tool, yet here, it lends a writerly aspect to the proceedings, an unreality to the everyday.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          A1) Finite Jest 
                                                                                                                          A2) Running To Chris 
                                                                                                                          A3) Wild Ride 
                                                                                                                          A4) Sacramento 
                                                                                                                          A5) You Can’t Put Your Arm Around A Memory 
                                                                                                                          B1) Chasing It (Again) 
                                                                                                                          B2) Big City 
                                                                                                                          B3) Body High 
                                                                                                                          B4) Stockholm 

                                                                                                                          Baba Stiltz

                                                                                                                          Shame On Dry Land (OST)

                                                                                                                            Baba Stiltz has written and produced the award winning soundtrack for the Swedish Movie "Shame On Dry Land (Syndabocken)". Awarded the Guldbagge price for best feature film soundtrack in 2024, the music is dense, at times oppressive, than again light-Mediterranean, all perfectly accompanying the story's vibe. 

                                                                                                                            Baba Stiltz moving between Stockholm & LA. A myth, a young legend. Writing music since the tender age of 13, not bound by genres or expectations. Used to do Skweee before he defined his own sound of tech-house - skipped that (temporarily?). Now moving on to more folkloristic styles: country, rock, indie… you name it. Good music.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1) Welcome Dimman
                                                                                                                            A2) Kicki
                                                                                                                            A3) Island
                                                                                                                            A4) Shame On Dry Land
                                                                                                                            A5) Follow Me
                                                                                                                            A6) Fredrik’s Gone
                                                                                                                            A7) Again
                                                                                                                            A8) Body Drop
                                                                                                                            A9) Moped Escape
                                                                                                                            A10) Karema Goodbye
                                                                                                                            B1) Voyeur
                                                                                                                            B2) Follow Him
                                                                                                                            B3) Standoff
                                                                                                                            B4) Reconciliation
                                                                                                                            B5) Love Theme
                                                                                                                            B6) Dress Rehearsal
                                                                                                                            B7) Kill Krum
                                                                                                                            B8) Believe
                                                                                                                            B9) Underwater Love

                                                                                                                            Babies Three

                                                                                                                            File Under Retaliation

                                                                                                                              Kent band in hardcore / emocore shock!! This great little band sound bloody good. It's authentic and totally enjoyable emo with that darker,harder edge to it and at a great price for a longish disc.

                                                                                                                              BABii

                                                                                                                              MiiRROR

                                                                                                                                Margate’s prolific polymath BABii follows her recent slice of UKG influenced futuristic-pop called ‘SHADOW’ with the emotive and hypnotic new single ‘BRUiiSE’ as she announces her forthcoming sophomore album MiiRROR. Released physically on the 4th June via Gloo, this highly anticipated project is a multidisciplinary manifestation of BABii’s authentic DIY sensibilities and will be accompanied by a book, ARG and live A/V show - all written, produced and creatively directed by BABii, real name Daisy Emily Warne.

                                                                                                                                Seamlessly setting the tone of what’s to be expected of the album and given the nod from tastemakers including Resident Advisor, i-D, Electronic Beats, The Independent, Hunger, Dummy Mag, Loud & Quiet, The Line of Best fit, NPR, Anthony Fantano and more, first single ‘SHADOW’ dropped alongside a video directed by BABii and Johnny Goddard that aimed to aesthetically capture the soul and imagination of where she grew up as a young child. Filmed at night time in a junkyard, this transportative visual treads the line of fantasy and reality with added VFX and costume all designed and made by BABii out of bungee cords, seat belts, tarpaulin and more. Where ‘SHADOW’ explored not facing your biggest inner demons, ‘BRUiSE’ further enlightens us to this this upcoming projects narrative as BABii sings about “being scared about making the right choice and trying to figure out whether a feeling is true or if it's just an old hurt (or bruise) trying to trick you into repeating a pattern of self sabotage.”

                                                                                                                                Music has always been a mirror for electronic pop adventurer BABii where among her songs’ skittering beats and fractured synths are reflections of her deepest self. Abandonment is at the heart of this haunting record because Warne grew up without a mother, raised in Yorkshire, Kent and Canada by a nomadic father who, after quitting a potential career playing ice hockey, hustled his way through life, turning his hand to antique dealing and building and renting out a warehouse space to creatives.

                                                                                                                                The context for this compelling new project is a long awaited interaction following the re-entry of Warne’s mother in her life that one day unleashed a tidal wave of emotions and sparked something in Warne, who decided to devote her next project to exorcising those demons - the dark reality and the idyll she had in her head as a kid. A universe built on real life heartache, MiiRROR will present a fantastical tale and exploration of “the duality of emotions: good and bad, light and dark” across ten songs and a story full of demons and junk yards.

                                                                                                                                An ardent and inspired teller of stories both dreamlike and real, BABii’s nomadic and creative upbringing by her father laid the foundations for her DIY and daring experimental approach to creation. Since her 2018 debut single ‘PHANTOM’, 2019 debut album HiiDE, GLOO collective collaborative album XYZ and most recent EP iii+, this accomplished multidisciplinary producer, songwriter, vocalist and visual artist has been consistently championed on the airwaves by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft, Lauren Laverne and Jamz Supernova on BBC Radio 1, 6 Music, 1Xtra, and in the press by tastemakers including Loud and Quiet, The Quietus, Clash, The Line of Best Fit and more.

                                                                                                                                A conceptual artist both sonically and visually, BABii’s unique and instantly recognisable, mellifluous and nymph like vocals blended with ethereal, textured and challenging productions have gained her a loyal following of fans. As we enter a new post pandemic chapter on this earth, BABii promises to provide some much needed sonic escapism as she takes us further into her world. 

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. DRiiFT
                                                                                                                                2. BRUiiSE
                                                                                                                                3. WASTE
                                                                                                                                4. TRACKS
                                                                                                                                5. TiiME/EMiiT
                                                                                                                                6. SHADOW
                                                                                                                                7. HUNTED
                                                                                                                                8. 4WARDS:BACK
                                                                                                                                9. VOiiD
                                                                                                                                10. MOTHER

                                                                                                                                Another outstanding Jazz fusion release for Dynamite cuts. limited edition 7" release of 2 masterpieces by Alice Babs and Nils Lindberg's Orchestra. Both tracks ‎taken from the "Music With A Jazz Flavour" LP.

                                                                                                                                "Been to Canaan" – This amazing jazz-fusion vocal has stood the test of time always in demand. Never before pressed and released as 45. A massive dancer and a must have release.

                                                                                                                                "It don't mean a thing if it aint got the swing" – this famous Jazz standard covered by many different artists, But with Alice she makes it her own, backed up by the Nils Lindberg's Orchestra

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Been To Canan
                                                                                                                                2. It Don't Mean A Thing

                                                                                                                                Baby Cool

                                                                                                                                Earthling On The Road To Self Love

                                                                                                                                  Marrying psychedelic pop with folk and a touch of country, 'Earthling On The Road To Self Love' is the sublime debut album by Brisbane, Australia-based artist Baby Cool – the latest side project by Nice Biscuit co-front woman Grace Cuell.

                                                                                                                                  Cuell says of the record, which follows her debut single 'Magic' and tours with Babe Rainbow and The Lazy Eyes: “The songs on this album are deeply sentimental. I have a lot I need to sing about to help me make sense of this earthly pod I have been gifted. If in singing these words out loud, I can help others find solace in knowing that we’re all out here flailing about in the cosmos, then it feels good to me.”

                                                                                                                                  Recorded with Sam Joseph (Family Jordan), the songs on 'Earthling' were brought to life with the help of Jess Ferronato (Nice Biscuit), Nick Cavendish (Nice Biscuit) and Drew Heyden (The Flamingo Jones): "I had such a beautiful community of friends that helped bring this whole thing to life. There was magic and love in every part of the process of creating this album.”



                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                  Barry says: Grace Cuell's new album perfectly mixes the hazy saturated sounds of 60's psych-folk and jangling indie-rock seamlessly and without missing a beat. There are moments of stripped-back beauty here but also a keen ear for the just-in-time layered soundbath of Barrett era Floyd or Jefferson Airplane.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                  1) The Sea
                                                                                                                                  2) Mother Luna
                                                                                                                                  3) Altar
                                                                                                                                  4) For Us
                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                  5) Poison
                                                                                                                                  6) Country Song
                                                                                                                                  7) Interlude
                                                                                                                                  8) Magic
                                                                                                                                  9) Daydream

                                                                                                                                  Dinked Edition Flexi-Disc
                                                                                                                                  1) Daydream (Stripped-Back)

                                                                                                                                  Baby Dee

                                                                                                                                  Regifted Light

                                                                                                                                    One of entertainment’s most flamboyant musical artistes of the last decade, Baby Dee is back with a new album, "Regifted Light", on Drag City Records.

                                                                                                                                    The album is not merely charming, nor simply enchanting and / or deeply touching - it is also an unusually arrayed album, scattering four vocal performances among eight smartly arranged, classically focused instrumentals, creating quintessential Baby Dee in all her unconventional glory.

                                                                                                                                    "Regifted Light" was produced by the amazing Andrew WK. The arresting cover is the distinctive work of the acclaimed Dutch artist Christina De Vos.

                                                                                                                                    Baby Dee’s musical career has seen her perform worldwide with musical connoisseurs such as Will Oldham (who co-produced ‘Safe Inside The Day’ with Matt Sweeney), Antony Hegarty, Marc Almond, Alex Neilson and David Tibet.

                                                                                                                                    Baby In Vain

                                                                                                                                    More Nothing

                                                                                                                                      Baby In Vain are a three-piece from Copenhagen, Denmark. Think Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Sonic Youth. Their debut album, ‘More Nothing’, was produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey, Torres, Bat For Lashes).

                                                                                                                                      The band have previously toured with The Kills, Thurston Moore, Ty Segall, Jesus and Mary Chain.

                                                                                                                                      Partisan Records released the ‘For The Kids’ EP in April 2016 and it went to #1 in the Denmark vinyl charts.

                                                                                                                                      “Denmark’s Baby in Vain are giving guitar music a snarling shot of adrenaline” -NME

                                                                                                                                      “A band whose sheer unrelenting attack can leave you breathless” - Clash

                                                                                                                                      “Songs that thrum with fearlessness and great confidence” - The Guardian

                                                                                                                                      “A visceral combination of Sleater Kinney, Babes In Toyland, and Queens Of The Stone Age with boss-ass results” - Noisey

                                                                                                                                      “The Danish trio don’t fuck around.” - DIY

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      K.
                                                                                                                                      Each Time You Fall In Love
                                                                                                                                      Sunsetz
                                                                                                                                      Apocalypse
                                                                                                                                      Flash
                                                                                                                                      Sweet
                                                                                                                                      Opera House
                                                                                                                                      Truly
                                                                                                                                      John Wayne
                                                                                                                                      Young & Dumb

                                                                                                                                      Baby Rose & BADBADNOTGOOD

                                                                                                                                      Slow Burn

                                                                                                                                        Less than a year after her album Through and Through, Baby Rose returns with Slow Burn, a collection of songs that explode her sonic palette from progressive R&B into a rawer, richer and more sprawling lens of American music. Here, Rose asserts herself as not only a once-in-tenlifetimes vocalist, but as a formidable songwriter connecting the dots where Muscle Shoals meets psych, psych meets jazz, jazz meets Americana, and the right players bring it all together. Produced by BADBADNOTGOOD, Rose and the band found an instant but seemingly endless well of inspiration; what started as an introduction became a day, became a song, became a night, became Slow Burn. Baby Rose was already a powerful position player — she can share the stage with Robert Glasper without breaking a sweat, or close an epic film like Creed III, for which she performed the closing credit song, with steely confidence. When Rose first met with BADBADNOTGOOD the idea was to say hello, get acquainted, see what a collaboration could, over time, potentially become. But the connection was instant, and together they put down lead single “One Last Dance” in just that first meeting. It was Rose’s first freestyle vocal, and it snapped crucial pieces of her vision into focus. “I’ve known deep down there were new spaces and sounds that I could rise to,” Rose explains. “I’ve always been into different sounds that bring in those rawer textures.” And so while the speed of their collaboration thrilled and surprised Rose, the potential and the end results did not. “We moved quickly,” she says, “and it really was a faucet. Once we got ‘One Last Dance’, it became clear everything was going to flow.”

                                                                                                                                        The songs on Slow Burn were inspired in part by Rose’s experiences driving between her family’s home bases: the noise and chaos of DC and the quiet, Carolina countryside. Rose would crank music and let her mind drift, making room for the internal monologues and imagined dialogues you might not otherwise dare to hear. There’s a dreaminess in those moments, and they smolder on Slow Burn: memories lose their realities, feelings replace happenings. Slow Burn’s title track, for example, sets soft, ambling drums against Rose’s lyrical repetitions, as she traces those recollections—some lives, some felt— with patient, insistent desire.

                                                                                                                                        The standout “One Last Dance” arrives disguised as a love song, but is actually an ode to a lost friendship, and an imagined dream of one more day like the old days. Reality blurs with feeling again, vocals layer into lullaby, and BADBADNOTGOOD’s bassist Chester Hansen brings that dreamlike quality to a sneaky, cautious but loving undertone. In fact most of the songs on Slow Burn have that stealthy, shadowed feel, like they’re arriving on tiptoe: intimate but a little dangerous, tender but a little mysterious. As complete and compelling a work as this is, Slow Burn points to a bigger, higher ascent in Baby Rose’s future. “I feel boundless,” says Rose. “It’s one thing carrying the weight of the emotion I’m going to bring as a vocalist and lyricist, but now I feel like I’m the head on a body with all these players and artists and other limbs. I’m in love with that process. When you have the right energy and the right synergy,” she says, “all that’s left is to trust yourself.”

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. On My Mind
                                                                                                                                        2. Slow Burn
                                                                                                                                        3. Caroline Feat. Mereba
                                                                                                                                        4. Weekness
                                                                                                                                        5. It’s Alright
                                                                                                                                        6. One Last Dance

                                                                                                                                        Baby Rose

                                                                                                                                        Through And Through

                                                                                                                                          Baby Rose is undeniably a once-in-a-lifetime artist. She burst onto the scene with her 2019 debut project To Myself, which has amassed over 25 million global streams to date and landed her early co-signs by SZA, J. Cole, James Blake, Kehlani, and LeBron James. Later the singer received a Grammy nomination for her contribution to Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III album and was also featured on albums from Big Krit and Matt Martians.

                                                                                                                                          Through and Through will show Baby Rose like we have never seen or heard her before. Sonically, the album see’s Rose carving out a lane for herself that is unrestricted by genres and showcases her extraordinary range as a skilled singer, songwriter and executive producer. Paired with her once-in-a-lifetime voice, Through and Through will exist like nothing else in music right now. 

                                                                                                                                          The Baby Seals

                                                                                                                                          Chaos

                                                                                                                                            The Baby Seals debut album, "Chaos," is a sonic exploration that blends heavy guitars, a pop edge, and a punk rock garage spirit with a heavy attack. The band, comprised of Amy "Amos" Devine on drums and backing vocals, Kate Shore on bass and backing vocals, and Kerry Devine on guitar and lead vocals, delivers a raw and energetic collection that captures the essence of their live performances.

                                                                                                                                            Recorded in March 2023 in Thaxted, just outside of Essex, "Chaos" embodies the DIY ethos that has defined The Baby Seals' approach to music. Working with engineer Joe in a secluded outhouse surrounded by fields, the band laid down the tracks live over a day, capturing the unfiltered essence of their sound. Joe's extensive collection of homemade pedals added a unique touch to the recording, while Benny T's mixing expertise brought the album to its final form.

                                                                                                                                            The decision to minimise post-production sets "Chaos" apart from previous recordings, reflecting the band's commitment to authenticity and a desire to showcase their growth and maturity.

                                                                                                                                            On Chaos Kerry says: “Chaos is the next phase in life for us lasses in the band - babies and mid-life responsibilities. The album definitely is about how we feel and experience the world around us in our 30s and 40s. Someone who heard the album recently said it's like the The Baby Seals have grown up and I liked that because that's what I feel likes happened to me in the last two years… The album definitely has Themes: inclusivity, gender inequality, the mental load, the motherload, power, body positivity, challenging taboos, liberation. The importance of what to take seriously and what not to take seriously.

                                                                                                                                            Title track, Chaos is one of the songs on the album which I'd written after a series of events including watching an interview with the late writer Benjamin Zephaniah who said the only way to liberation for all was to tear big governments down and to believe in your community.

                                                                                                                                            The cover photo by Jeff Pitcher sums us up and hopefully gives you a feeling of what the album sounds like. Album design was created by Igor Prato Luna, he just seemed to understand what we are about. He referenced loads of wonderful album cover, poster and flyer artwork from the 60s - 90s, and even some fabulous sci-fi artwork from the 1920s and those incredible 1950s sci-fi pulp book covers. Nothing was referenced too heavily, though, and Igor definitely made it his own. “

                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                            Barry says: Clashing, distorted guitars and pumpelling percussion, topped with the near-shouted vocal trilogy of Amy and Kerry Devine and Kate Shore. It's rich in the traditions of punk rock and garage but with a more modern, sardonic vim. Superbly loud, and made for crashing around to.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Yawn Porn
                                                                                                                                            2. ID'd At Aldi
                                                                                                                                            3. Vibrator
                                                                                                                                            4. Chaos
                                                                                                                                            5. Invisible Woman
                                                                                                                                            6. My Labia Is Lopsided But I Don't Mind
                                                                                                                                            7. Mild Misogynist
                                                                                                                                            8. Nipple Hair
                                                                                                                                            9. It's Not About The Money Honey

                                                                                                                                            Baby?

                                                                                                                                            Baby Laugh / Baby Cry

                                                                                                                                              Baby? are Erin Allen (Violence Creeps, High Castle) and Max Nordile (Preening, Violence Creeps, Uzi Rash).

                                                                                                                                              This collaboration sprang from a singular epic recording session. “Even though we hang 11 times weekly, shouldn’t we remotely pile on overdubs ad infinitum for havoc injection?” Did they really say that? Did they really do all this on purpose?

                                                                                                                                              For fans of Wild Man Fischer, Minutemen, Electric Miles, Contortions, The Fugs, Preening.

                                                                                                                                              Punked-up no-wave improv skronk to get you going all night.

                                                                                                                                              Includes poster insert.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Number One In Hell
                                                                                                                                              Clocklords
                                                                                                                                              But I Don't Believe You
                                                                                                                                              Labor Board
                                                                                                                                              Radical Document
                                                                                                                                              Babbling Brook
                                                                                                                                              Log Me Out
                                                                                                                                              Old Skin
                                                                                                                                              Fall On The Floor
                                                                                                                                              Ice Cream Sandwich

                                                                                                                                              Babybird

                                                                                                                                              Ugly Beautiful - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                                                                                                The classic (anti) Britpop album issued on vinyl for the first time since its original 1996 release. Contains 4 UK top 40 singles: Candy Girl, Goodnight, Cornershop and the massive top 3 hit and radio favourite, You’re Gorgeous. 

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                A1. Goodnight
                                                                                                                                                A2. Candy Girl
                                                                                                                                                A3. Jesus Is My Girlfriend
                                                                                                                                                A4. I Didn't Want To Wake You Up
                                                                                                                                                B1. Dead Bird Sings
                                                                                                                                                B2. Atomic Soda
                                                                                                                                                B3. You're Gorgeous
                                                                                                                                                B4. Bad Shave 2
                                                                                                                                                C1. Cornershop
                                                                                                                                                C2. King Bing
                                                                                                                                                C3. You & Me
                                                                                                                                                D1. 45 & Fat
                                                                                                                                                D2. Too Handsome To Be Homeless
                                                                                                                                                D3. July
                                                                                                                                                D4. Baby Bird

                                                                                                                                                Babylon Dance Band

                                                                                                                                                Somebody / Rubbertown

                                                                                                                                                  Standard-bearers of the early Louisville scene, Babylon Dance Band created (largely out of whole cloth) the magic that later became identifiable as the Louisville sound: abstract yet urgent garagepunk stylings smothered in generous helpings of guitar heroism and surprisingly soul-shouterinfluenced vocals.

                                                                                                                                                  In December 1980, the Babylon Dance Band’s massive artistic footprint landed them on the cover of NYC’s Village Voice (even before the band’s first single was released). A year later, they broke up before releasing this: their posthumous second single.

                                                                                                                                                  Later generations of Louisville rockers from Squirrel Bait to King Kong to Slint to Will Oldham to Tara Jane O’Neil freely cite Babylon Dance Band as a major influence, as do northern compatriots including Yo La Tengo.

                                                                                                                                                  In 1994, Matador Records issued a posthumous Babylon Dance Band LP. Today, Babylon Dance Band guitarist Tara Key and bassist Tim Harris continue to work together in the New York City band, Antietam.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Somebody
                                                                                                                                                  2. Rubbertown

                                                                                                                                                  Babyshambles

                                                                                                                                                  Down In Albion

                                                                                                                                                    Following a triumphant and eventful UK tour Rough Trade are proud to announce the release of the most anticipated album of the year: Babyshambles' debut album "Down In Albion". It includes the band's top five hit "Fuck Forever" and a new recording of their first "Killamangiro". The sixteen-track album was produced by Mick Jones and mixed by Mick Jones and Bill Price. There is a vinyl due for release later in the year - it's going to be a strictly limited double with the fourth side etched!

                                                                                                                                                    Babyshambles

                                                                                                                                                    Sequel To The Prequel

                                                                                                                                                      Parlophone are thrilled to announce that the third Babyshambles album Sequel To The Prequel. The album was recorded at Question Du Son, Paris and mixed in The Bunker, London, with producer/mixer and long time 'Shambles collaborator Stephen Street.

                                                                                                                                                      Filled with hooks and humour, the album features some of the band’s finest ever lyrics ranging from the tender to the downright hilarious. Musically it has already been called their most accomplished and collaborative work to date.

                                                                                                                                                      As Peter Doherty told the NME recently, “I don’t want this to be half arsed, I want to get up there and really fu*king smash it out. Babyshambles aren’t back, this band has always been here”.

                                                                                                                                                      The album - featuring sleeve artwork by Brit-art icon Damien Hirst - is released on CD, and on heavyweight 12" clear vinyl LP (including a CD of the album, plus artwork poster).

                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                      Andy says: Proper songs and a solid production make this a surprisingly coherent effort from the erstwhile Libertines man.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Fireman
                                                                                                                                                      2. Nothing Comes To Nothing
                                                                                                                                                      3. New Pair
                                                                                                                                                      4. Farmer's Daughter
                                                                                                                                                      5. Fall From Grace
                                                                                                                                                      6. Maybelline
                                                                                                                                                      7. Sequel To The Prequel
                                                                                                                                                      8. Dr. No
                                                                                                                                                      9. Penguins
                                                                                                                                                      10. Picture Me In A Hospital
                                                                                                                                                      11. Seven Shades
                                                                                                                                                      12. Minefield

                                                                                                                                                      The Babys

                                                                                                                                                      On The Edge

                                                                                                                                                        Often described as a 'turntable band' (played a lot but few sales) The Babys really were on their last legs by the time they recorded this 1980 album. There is so much quality in both songwriting and performance on thaes reissues it's hard to say what went wrong--most of it has to be down to bad timing, if you like hard tight rock licks this is the stuff for you.

                                                                                                                                                        Susana Baca

                                                                                                                                                        Espiritu Vivo - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                          The tracks on this album may arouse a number of emotions; they were not sung purely for the pleasure of making music, but to convey, with drama and joy, that life is stronger than ever and continues with a live Spirit... Recorded in New York after 9/11 in front of a small audience, Espíritu Vivo marries Susana Baca’s wonderful vocals and Peruvian backing band with the downtown sounds of John Medeski and guitarist Marc Ribot—for a recording that transcends time and place, with Baca giving every iota of herself to the music. This is the 20th anniversary edition, on vinyl for the very first time.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. La Noche Y El Día
                                                                                                                                                          2. Si Me Quitaran...
                                                                                                                                                          3. Caracunde
                                                                                                                                                          4. El Fusil Del Poeta
                                                                                                                                                          5. Se Me Van Los Pies
                                                                                                                                                          6. 13 De Mayo
                                                                                                                                                          7. Toro Mata
                                                                                                                                                          8. Afro-blue/zum Zum
                                                                                                                                                          9. The Anchor Song

                                                                                                                                                          Luis Enriquez Bacalov

                                                                                                                                                          L’amica (O.S.T.)

                                                                                                                                                          L'AMICA (1969) is an intriguing Alberto Lattuada film starring Lisa Gastoni  Gabriele Ferzetti, Elsa Martinelli, Ray Lovelock, Jean Sorel and Frank Wolff.  
                                                                                                                                                          This stunning soundtrack highlights the excellent piano technique and the jazz stylings of Bacalov mixed with exotic and erotic atmospheres characterized by extraordinary orchestration, harp, congas and the typical persuasive vocalism of those years (all by the great Nora Orlandi). It’s followed by "Rio, Zona Sul", refined samba-jazz on a massive percussive tapestry. "'Round Nassau” offers an elegant and dreamy atmosphere in Les Baxter’s style adding flute and female wordless vocals. "Swingin' easy in Tanganyika" is another extraordinary jazzy piece, primarily piano and drums with flourishes of resplendent fute. The side is closed by a previously unpublished version of the theme that was not included on the original Fonit Cetra LP.
                                                                                                                                                          The B-side rearranges the themes in a more melancholy and symphonic style without renouncing jazz as in the gem “Episodio in 3/4". The ballad "The Bitter Truth" is sung by Fiorenza Mormile in English.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Side A:
                                                                                                                                                          L'Amica (Titoli) - Rio, Zona Sul - 'Round Nassau - Swingin' Easy In Tanganika - Bonus Track: L’Amica (Ripresa)

                                                                                                                                                          Side B: 
                                                                                                                                                          Si Finisce Così - Autunno A Milano, Ore 6 - Elsinore - The Bitter Truth (Vocal) - Episodio In 3/4 - Taxi Cab 67 - Bonus Track: The Bitter Truth (Strumentale)

                                                                                                                                                          Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band

                                                                                                                                                          BRSB

                                                                                                                                                            Steel Drum covers of Drake, Snoop Dogg & Dr Dre, Claudja Barry, The Game & 50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Stranger Things Theme, and more.

                                                                                                                                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan outfi­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and three critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their fourth album BRSB, Bacao are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to underground album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago.

                                                                                                                                                            While part of the allure of a new Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band album is ­finding out what covers they do it is equally intriguing to see what original tunes they cooked upland this record is foul of stand out originals. The album opener, “In The Crosshairs” is a rough and tough mid tempo head nodder while both “Grilled” & “Treasure Quest” pick up the tempo with heavy African Funk in‑fluences on both. Bacao goes deep with “Hazy Memories”, a bass heavy slow burner that walks a line between hypnotic and hype. All these originals stand as testament that the term “cover band” is a shoe that could never fi­t Bacao.

                                                                                                                                                            However, in the tradition of steel pan music, they do a heavy amount of covers. This time around there is a big West Coast Hip Hop influence with covers of Game & 50 Cent’s “How We Do”, Dr Dre & Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin But A G Thang”, and Tupac’s “Got My Mind Made Up” all of which take on new energy and lend themselves to the BRSB steel treatment. Bacao puts another certifi­ed dance‑floor fil­ler on their resume with their cover of Claudja Barry’s uber Disco classic “Love For The Sake Of Love” which they flip into a dubbed out affair aptly changing even the title to “Love For The Sake Of Dub”. Pulling from the contemporary smash hit section of Hip Hop they cover Drake’s “Hotline Bling” and “Love$ick” by Mura Masa & A$AP Rocky. Then they go very unexpected with “Stranger Things Theme” where they take the synth heavy theme song to the hit show and give it a more hypnotizing tone than the original.

                                                                                                                                                            By the time BRSB is through, Bacao has taken the listener on a journey spanning a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while keeping it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band continues building their legacy and pushing the boundaries of steel pan music forward with another rock solid musical offering. Enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. In The Crosshairs
                                                                                                                                                            2. How We Do
                                                                                                                                                            3. Hazy Memories
                                                                                                                                                            4. Love For The Sake Of Dub
                                                                                                                                                            5. Hotline Bling
                                                                                                                                                            6. Grilled
                                                                                                                                                            7. Love$ick
                                                                                                                                                            8. Stranger Things Theme
                                                                                                                                                            9. Treasure Quest
                                                                                                                                                            10. Nuthin’ But A G Thang
                                                                                                                                                            11. Got My Mind Made Up
                                                                                                                                                            12. The Champion’s Walk

                                                                                                                                                            Steel Drum Covers of Grace Jones, Galt MacDermot, Slum Village, Minnie Riperton, Jay Z, Ike Turner, and more.

                                                                                                                                                            Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, the mysterious steel pan out­t hailing from Hamburg, Germany have amassed a cult following around the globe. With a slew of classic 7”s and two critically acclaimed full length albums, they set a high bar for themselves, one they clearly intend on pushing even higher with this new offering. On their third album, aptly titled Expansions, BRSB are back with more of the same, but more of the same with them is inherently different. Covering songs that span genres and range from mega hits to album cuts, they make them their own with their unique approach to the traditional steel pans of Trinidad and Tobago.

                                                                                                                                                            Part of the allure of a new record from Bacao is ­nding out what covers they chose. However, die hard fans are also waiting to hear the original numbers like the stellar album opener “Tough Victory”. Its airtight rhythm section, brass arrangements, and layers of steel pan melodies make the term “cover band” a shoe that could never ­t Bacao. Within the next three songs they go from Jazz (Galt MacDermot), to Hip Hop (Slum Village / J Dilla), to a dance ‑oor classic (Grace Jones) taking them all on with their signature style, expanding on the originals. An easy crowd favorite is their gritty, gully, and neck snapping cover of the Timbaland produced Jay-Z club hit “Dirt Off Your Shoulder”. The infamous crushing Bacao drums start the show and the moment they start playing the top line on the pans, all bets are off. Sure to become a dance ‑oor ­ller is their bottom heavy, four on the ‑oor version of Sylvester’s classic “I Need Somebody To Love Tonight”. They venture into some gutbucket funk with Ike Turner’s “Getting Nasty” and bring the steel pans to Minnie Riperton’s Jazz classic “Les Fleurs”. Digging deeper in the modern canon and paying tribute to a tribute, they cover Erykah Badu’s homage to the late great J Dilla, “The Healer”. This is the type of thing to make Spice Adams jump on his kitchen counter and scream. From the second the beat drops they give the original Madlib production a run for its money, shaking subwoofers with the eerie tremolo bass while the pans play E. Badu’s vocal melodies.

                                                                                                                                                            By the time the album is through Bacao has taken the listener on a journey that spans a myriad of energies, tempos, and moods while somehow managing to keep it all under one umbrella. For all that, these songs are alive, and they will be taken out of the context of this album and sewn into the fabric of DJ sets around the globe for many years to come. Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band is breathing renewed life into the originals and continuing to push the boundaries of steel pan music, or, as the title suggests, expanding on it.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                            1. Tough Victory
                                                                                                                                                            2. Space
                                                                                                                                                            3. Raise It Up
                                                                                                                                                            4. My Jamaican Dub
                                                                                                                                                            5. I Need Somebody To Love Tonight
                                                                                                                                                            6. Dirt Off Your Shoulder

                                                                                                                                                            SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                            1. Getting Nasty
                                                                                                                                                            2. Blow Your Cover
                                                                                                                                                            3. Represent
                                                                                                                                                            4. The Healer
                                                                                                                                                            5. Les Fleur
                                                                                                                                                            6. Squaring The Circles

                                                                                                                                                            CD Has Three Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                            Juicy
                                                                                                                                                            Look Out Baby (Here I Come)
                                                                                                                                                            Kaiser Noir

                                                                                                                                                            Bachelor (Jay Som + Palehound)

                                                                                                                                                            Doomin' Sun

                                                                                                                                                              Bachelor, the new project from Melina Duterte (Jay Som) and Ellen Kempner (Palehound), is not a band, it’s a friend-ship. After being mutual fans for years, they finally met when sharing the bill at a show in Sacramento in 2017. Keeping in touch over text and Instagram posts, Duterte and Kempner started recording together for fun in 2018, resulting with what would become "Sand Angel", the seductive slow-burner that convinced the pair to write an album together.

                                                                                                                                                              Reconvening in January 2020, the duo packed the entirety of Duterte’s recording equipment into two cars and headed to a rental house in Topanga, CA. In this space Kempner and Duterte hybridized their individual song-writing talents, producing a collection that slips between moods with ease and showcases their lyrical prowess. Arriving with almost no songs written and no solid plan, they finished the 10 songs that make up Doomin’ Sun after two short weeks. That much work in so little time may sound exhausting, but it wasn’t, it was blissful and freeing.

                                                                                                                                                              There was a lot of pain that went into the record, especially around themes of queerness and climate change inspired by the red skies and wildfires subsuming Australia at the time. However, when the duo did shed tears during the creative process, they weren’t tears of sadness, they were tears of laughter. When Kempner and Duterte look back on those weeks, what they remember first is shortness of breath and the inability to track vocal takes without falling to the floor howling. They couldn’t remember a time they’d ever been so delirious with creativity, so overwhelmed with joy.


                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: With more than a little nod to seminal grunge bands of the 90's (and beyond), Bachelor sees Jay Som and Palehound team up for a riotous mix of pop-punk, grunge and grooving noisy rock. Tracks like 'Sand Angel' and 'Anything At All' tread a more minimal, psychy groove while 'Stay In The Car' is undoubtably the most riotous, melodic slice of pop on here. Really great stuff.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                                              1. Back Of My Hand
                                                                                                                                                              2. Sand Angel
                                                                                                                                                              3. Stay In The Car
                                                                                                                                                              4. Went Out Without You
                                                                                                                                                              5. Spin Out

                                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                                              6. Anything At All
                                                                                                                                                              7. Moon
                                                                                                                                                              8. Sick Of Spiraling
                                                                                                                                                              9. Aurora
                                                                                                                                                              10. Doomin’ Sun

                                                                                                                                                              Killer Nu Groove / 90's NYC House style tracks on Tartelet

                                                                                                                                                              B FROM E (Frej Garcia Levin) represents a new generation of talented young artists making waves in Copenhagen. Of Mexican-Danish descent, and born and raised in the notorious tower blocks of the south-western suburbs of Copenhagen, the 27-year old is on the up-and- up. In high demand as the founder of boom bap rap group NATKAT, producer of pop outfit Ny Sensei (New Sensei) and head of tape-only label Buddahood, the multi-talent seems to have a hand in everything at the moment. His 2017 debut ‘Porno TR-XXX’ (C.U.P) saw some of the hottest names in the game spinning B FROM E at last year’s Dekmantel festival, resulting in offers from several well-known record labels.

                                                                                                                                                              His new record on Tartelet Records comes as four cuts exploring different paths of the garage house sound. The opener ‘Dark Energy’ is fueled by filthy breaks and a nostalgic theme that would not be out of place in an early Atari computer game. ‘The People (Dream Mix)’ is a trippy tour through subtle layered melodies, carried by a stripped-back groove.

                                                                                                                                                              On the B-side you will find ‘Positive Sister (2605 Tool)’: a chunky cut with a serious bassline. Saving the best for last, ‘You Will See’, rounds off the record in style. A feel-good tune that is sure to get plenty of spins this summer. HOT TIP!

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Dark Energy
                                                                                                                                                              The People (Dream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                              Positive Sister (2605 Tool)
                                                                                                                                                              You Will See

                                                                                                                                                              Back Jack

                                                                                                                                                              Back Jack

                                                                                                                                                                Over the course of a couple of years in the mid-1970s, several musicians from the St. Louis, Missouri area gave notice to club and festival crowds that they were there to rock the house down. Their cover and original songs were accentuated by a bedrock rhythm section, heavy guitar riffs and tasty solos, topped off with powerful vocals. Rockers that witnessed them agree—Back Jack created solid songs and high-energy performances.

                                                                                                                                                                Beginning in 1971 as Trellis, the band members changed their name to Back Jack when they saw the bumper sticker that Kim McKinney’s dad, Jack McKinney, distributed during his election bid for the Mayor of Pacific, Missouri, home of the core three-piece band: Kim McKinney, Mike Collier, and Hans Myers (RIP).

                                                                                                                                                                The 1974 version of Back Jack was active from very early 1974 to late-fall of 1974. The core three-piece band, Collier, McKinney, and Myers, recorded several tracks during their tenure and four of those tracks are included on this release. Temporary band members not on the recordings were Gary Reed (piano, RIP), Greg Witt (guitar, keyboards), Paul Cockrum (guitar), and Bill Niehoff (drums).

                                                                                                                                                                The four-piece, 1975 version of Back Jack was a merging of members of Back Jack 1974 (Mike Collier and Kim McKinney) and another local band, Osage Lute (Jeff Ballew and Mike Lusher). They were active from late-fall of 1974 to late-summer of 1975. Four of the tracks on the Back Jack LP were recorded by these four musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Bridge Waters Dynamite
                                                                                                                                                                2. Reefer Madness
                                                                                                                                                                3. Gearhead
                                                                                                                                                                4. Satisfied Man
                                                                                                                                                                5. Assault And Battery
                                                                                                                                                                6. As You Were
                                                                                                                                                                7. Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                8. California
                                                                                                                                                                9. She's Been Down So Long
                                                                                                                                                                10. Over And Over
                                                                                                                                                                11. Rock N Roll Boogie
                                                                                                                                                                12. Phonic Voyage
                                                                                                                                                                13. Silver Star

                                                                                                                                                                Backinhumanform

                                                                                                                                                                Backinhumanform

                                                                                                                                                                  backinhumanform is Joe Clarke. He is from the west of Ireland, but lives and performs in London. He was lead singer in Manchester band, Adventures of Salvador, for 3½ years. His debut album was released recently to positive reviews and was featured as #29 in Traveller’s Tunes’ Top 30 of 2020 (Paul Weller was #1). Listeners have heard shades of John Grant, Midlake and Beck in his songs. He himself cites Mazzy Star’s production values and guitar style as an influence. Other favourite bands & singers include James, John Cale, Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, Engineers, and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. backinhumanform is his self-titled debut album, and Shadows is the first single taken from it.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Old Man
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Ships
                                                                                                                                                                  3. On The Road
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Half-Light
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Shadows
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Chained To The Wheel
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Moments
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Hundreds
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Slippin' Away
                                                                                                                                                                  10. Dreads
                                                                                                                                                                  11. Auld Lang Xiety

                                                                                                                                                                  Bad Astronaut V Armchair Martian

                                                                                                                                                                  Split EP

                                                                                                                                                                    Bad Astronaut from Santa Barbara, CA consist of Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies) on guitar and vocals, Marko 72 (Nerfherder, Swingin¹ Utters) on bass, and Derrick Plourde (Lagwagon) on drums. They've released a CDEP on Fat Wreck Chords and will soon be releasing their debut full length. Armchair Martian have released three full-length CDs. This release consists of each band covering three of the other bands' songs and a collaborative effort on the seventh. All songs are exclusive to this split EP.

                                                                                                                                                                    Bad Astronaut

                                                                                                                                                                    Acrophobe

                                                                                                                                                                      From Santa Barbera, California, a 10 song mini album entitled "Acrophobe". This is cracking emo-core from Joey and Derrick from Lagwagon and Marko 72. A real departure from the Lagwagon sound, with the use of keyboards and a variety of stringed instruments. I think it's one of the best and most varied releases on the excellent Honest Don's label for ages.

                                                                                                                                                                      Bad Astronaut

                                                                                                                                                                      Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem

                                                                                                                                                                        Great title and great band featuring three members of Lagwagon and now expanded to a septet. Their unique sound of synthesized space / rock / pop punk has just got bigger. "Houston, We Have A Drinking Problem" is the band's first full length and is an assured and exciting mix of electronics like drum machines, computers, and sequencers, along with an equal showing of analog synths, piano, electric guitars, traditional percussion, real strings, and even a bit of harmonica.

                                                                                                                                                                        BadBadNotGood & Ghostface Killah

                                                                                                                                                                        Sour Soul

                                                                                                                                                                          'Sour Soul' is the collaborative album from Toronto jazz / hip-hop band BadBadNotGood and Staten Island rap champ Ghostface Killah. Inspired by and taking inspiration from 1960s and 70s music and the recording techniques and production of that era, and eschewing sampling in favour of live instrumentation, BBNG with producer Frank Dukes have created a dramatic, cinematic musical staging for Ghostface’s vivid storytelling. 'Sour Soul' also features guest spots from MF DOOM, Elzhi (Slum Village / J Dilla), Danny Brown and prodigal new rapper Tree (Project mayhem).

                                                                                                                                                                          BadBadNotGood is a young supremely talented trio of musicians made up of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, and Alex Sowinski on drums. Since their inception at Humber College’s Music Performance program in 2011, the three have challenged the rule book on improvised instrumental music and taken jazz tradition into the future.

                                                                                                                                                                          With early champions including acclaimed BBC broadcaster Gilles Peterson and Tyler, The Creator who helped fuel their discovery with a series of live jams that instantly went viral and dubbed them the “Odd Trio”, the band released their first EP BBNG in June 2011 to wide praise. The marriage of jazz virtuosity and hip hop source material offered a fresh take on the traditional “standard” applied to hip hop classics by taking on choice cuts from the golden era rap cannon and writing inspired arrangements for them instead of one-dimensional covers.

                                                                                                                                                                          Now, the inseparable friends are prepping to release their biggest project to dateIII on prodigious young label Innovative Leisure, a highly-anticipated project ushering in the group’s newest explorations which are proving to be limitless.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Can’t Leave The Night
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Confessions (feat. Leland Witty)
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Kaleidoscope
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Eyes Closed
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Hedron
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Differently, Still
                                                                                                                                                                          8. Since You Asked Kindly
                                                                                                                                                                          9. CS60



                                                                                                                                                                          First album in 5 years from the legendary hardcore group.

                                                                                                                                                                          "This album takes us back to self-produced record shines with Bad Brains' true sense of freedom and musical experimentation, with blends of soulful backgrounds meshed with blistering hardcore and metal riffs, with classic dub," says Darryl Jenifer of Bad Brains.

                                                                                                                                                                          Considered to be the "holy grail" of punk rock, Bad Brains are one of the definitive American punk groups who garner the same respect as Sex Pistols, Black Flag, The Ramones and The Clash. It's a return to form for the band that helped define American Punk and Hardcore music.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Into The Future
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Popcorn
                                                                                                                                                                          3. We Belong Together
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Youth Of Today
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Rub A Dub Love
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Yes I
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Suck Sess
                                                                                                                                                                          8. Jah Love
                                                                                                                                                                          9. Earnest Love
                                                                                                                                                                          10. Come Down
                                                                                                                                                                          11. Fun
                                                                                                                                                                          12. Maybe A Joyful Noise
                                                                                                                                                                          13. Mca Dub

                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Brains

                                                                                                                                                                          Rise - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                            On November 4, Bad Brains’ fifth album Rise will be reissued on vinyl for the first time via The Control Group. Originally released by Epic Records in 1993, Rise was Bad Brains’ major label debut, and the follow-up to 1989’s Quickness.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Rise
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Miss Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Unidentified
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Love Is The Answer
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Free
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Hair
                                                                                                                                                                            7. Coming In Numbers
                                                                                                                                                                            8. Yes Jah
                                                                                                                                                                            9. Take Your Time
                                                                                                                                                                            10. Peace Of Mind
                                                                                                                                                                            11. Without You
                                                                                                                                                                            12. Outro 


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