David Bowie

The Next Day EP (Black Friday 22 Edition)



    Contains album outtakes and remixes from David Bowie’s The Next Day album. In the summer of 2013, unreleased songs – “Atomica,” “The Informer,” “Like A Rocket Man,” and “Born In A UFO” – were finally completed after remaining unfinished during the main album sessions. Two remixes, “Love Is Lost” (Hello Steve Reich Mix by James Murphy for the DFA), a ten-minute opus by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and the Venetian Mix of “I’d Rather Be High” were added, plus the Japanese bonus track “The Informer.”

    De La Soul

    3 Feet High And Rising (7" Boxset) (Black Friday 23 Edition)



      The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

      Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I." Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a "hippie" group, based on their declaration of the "D.A.I.S.Y. Age" (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall).

      Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). 3 Feet High & Rising was chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry for its cultural significance and general excellence.


      1. Intro
      2. The Magic Number
      3. Change In Speak
      4. Can U Keep A Secret
      5. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
      6. Ghetto Thang
      7. Transmitting Live From Mars
      8. Eye Know
      9. Take It Off
      10. A Little Bit Of Soap
      11. Tread Water
      12. Potholes In My Lawn
      13. Say No Go
      14. Do As De La Does
      15. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
      16. De La Orgee
      17. Buddy (With Jungle Brothers And Q- Tip From A Tribe Called Quest) 
      18. Description
      19. Me Myself And I
      20. This Is A Recording 4 Living
      21. In A Fulltime Era (L.I.F.E)
      22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
      23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age
      24. What's More (From Ost Hell On 1st Ave)
      25. Jenifa (Taught Me) [derwin's Revenge] {12 Mix}
      26. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 1)
      27. Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Part 2)

      Digital Underground

      The "Body-Hat" Syndrome (30th Anniversary) (Black Friday 23 Edition)



        The album's second single, an anti- racism cultural awareness politico called "Wussup Wit the Luv," features a solo from the Funkadelic guitarist Michael Hampton, as well as a verse and video appearance by Tupac Shakur (This was the last time Shakur appeared on any Digital Underground release). The album also contains "The Humpty Dance Awards," the group's humorous shout- out to the many artists who sampled "The Humpty Dance" before 1993. Since then the list has grown to over 50 artists. The Body- Hat Syndrome will be celebrating its 30th anniversary, originally released on October 5, 1993 and has only been released as a special Italian vinyl version making this the first time it will be released on vinyl globally.


        1. The Return Of The Crazy One
        2. Bran Nu Swetta
        3. Doo Woo You / Body-Hats (Part One)
        4. Holly Wanstaho
        5. Dope- A- Delic (Do- U- B- Leeve- In- D- Flo?)
        6. Intermission
        7. Wussup With The Luv
        8. Digital Lover
        9. Shake & Bake
        10. Carry The Way (Along Time)
        11. Body-Hats (Part Three)
        12. Body-Hats (Part Two)
        13. Do Ya Like It Dirty?
        14. Circus Entrance
        15. Bran Nu Sweat This Beat
        16. Jerkit Circus
        17. Wheee! 
        18. Circus Exit (The After-Nut)


        4 (Black Friday 23 Edition)



          Featuring a new color scheme artwork, and including the fourteen minute "Samtidigt (Long Version)" previously available only as an exclusive tour 12", the expanded double LP edition arrives on aquamarine vinyl with an etching on the fourth side in an ultra limited run of 3500 copies worldwide.


          1. Satt Att Se 
          2. Maleras Finest 
          3. Det Tar Tid 
          4. Samtidigt 1 
          5. Ingenting Ar Sig
          6. Likt / Fredag 
          7. Finns Det Nagon Mojlighet 
          8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner 
          9. Samtidigt 2 
          10. Samtidigt (Long Version)


          Dragon Wave/Vx Ltd

            Skipping the completely cryptic sales notes which accompany all Safe Trip 12"s, I'll give you a little audio exposition on this strange groover from Den Hague's Dazion. The A-side slides into tribal territories thanks to tumbling percussion and bubbling electronics, twisted into a hypnotic offering which generally rejects classification. On the flip we have "VX Ltd", a more poignant and melancholic outing, utilising spacey electronic melodies, gently bobbing chords, heart-aching guitar flourishes and a tough but broken rhythm track. 

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: Dazion follows up his hawt hit on Second Circle with a 5D dance floor bomb on Safe Trip. On the A-side techno-tribal percussion dances around a ritualistic riff, while the B-side brings spaced out electro with a hint of melancholy. Music for the 4-HO-5-MEO crew...

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Dragon Wave
            2. VX Ltd

            Continuing to please anyone with a penchant for the esoteric, Lullabies For Insomniacs presents ‘For Leena’, a collection of unreleased pieces composed between 1991 & 1998 by Dino J.A. Deane for the choreography of Colleen Mulvihill. Deane began his professional career, at the age of nineteen, as a musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist (trombone, flutes, keyboards, percussion). He worked in funk bands around Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco in the mid 1970’s, where as an improvising artist he became involved in the diverse communities of dramatic theatre, modern dance, free jazz and punk rock. In the early 1980's Mr. Deane pioneered the use of live-electronics, live-looping and live-sampling in three distinct genres that heavily informed his later compositions: As a member of art-punk band 'Indoor Life', touring and recording with fourth world pioneer Jon Hassell and as an electro-acoustic percussionist in the Conduction orchestras of Butch Morris. During this period Mr. Deane also worked as a sound designer for the theatre, with directors Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler. He also maintained a presence in the world of modern dance, creating and performing compositions for former Olympic gymnast Colleen Mulvihill.
            The couple met in San Francisco in 1979 through his good friend Bruce Ackley, whom was commissioned to compose a score for one of her solo pieces. Colleen, was than a member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and was planning to move to New York City to set out on her own as a dancer and choreographer. Their paths crossed again in 1980 when Dino moved to NYC with Indoor Life, during this time they began a long term relationship both on and off the stage, which continues to this day.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Patrick says: This retrospective collection on Lullabies For Insomniacs focuses on the beautiful, beguiling and blissed out electro-acoustic compositions of Dino J.A. Deane. A million miles away from the angular art punk of Indoor Life, these pieces for contemporary dance drift through serialism, minimalism and fourth world ambience creating the perfect sound to sway to.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Liquid Time
            2. Into The Flight
            3. Merlin
            4. A River Beneath The River
            5. Dark Heart
            6. NB4
            7. Last Supper
            8. The Burila Tree
            9. Narrow Chamber
            10. Mud Girl 

            Germany's Alex Seidel brings some heat for Schwarz 12 Records. The whole EP possess that playful, skewed, after party vibe that you only really get after spending more than 24 hours awake dancing to repetitive music. Perfectly at home in Berlin's non-stop hedonism, all five tracks exude a frazzled, lucid flow which wander in direction and eschews the more traditional structures of house and techno for a more free-form, non-linear exploration. The sounds and beats are fractured and fizzy, instantly piquing the interest of the intoxicated listener. If you're one of those DJs who gets up at 3AM to get ready for a gig, then this is the record for you. 

            TRACK LISTING

            A1. Can It Be All So Simple
            A1. Come Clean
            B1. Yaga
            B2. Most Hated 4 No Reason
            B3. There Are Still These Fucked Up Dream

            Desmond Dekker

            Pretty Africa


              Recorded at Chalk Farm Studio in the summer of 1973, this long-lost album, showcasing the talents of reggae superstar Desmond Dekker and his backing group, the Aces, was recently discovered in the legendary Trojan archives. Comprising 7 superb sides performed by Desmond Dekker himself, and a further five highlighting the not inconsiderable vocal talents of the Aces, we are sure fans will agree that the 45 year delay in the release of this previously unissued collection has certainly been well worth the wait!


              CB 200


                First issued in 1976. Available on CD and digital but vinyl has been out of print since the mid-80s. 2000 only worldwide. By the 1970s Reggae had spread from Jamaica and become an international phenomena. Enter Dillinger, who rose up with the El Paso Sound System as part of the second generation of Jamaican toasters. His name came from American gangster John Dillinger at the suggestion of none other than Lee Perry (who produced his first album). A deal with Island Records followed, with sessions happening at Channel One Studios with Joseph ""Jo Jo"" Hoo Kim producing. Recording at Channel One in mid-70s meant Dillinger and Jo Jo were tapping into an immense talent pool in the form of The Revolutionaries, the studio’s in-house band. CB 200 features contributions from Earl “Chinna” Smith, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Ansel Collins, Sly Dunbar, and Tommy McCook among others. The release also brought forth the career defining cut “Cokane In My Brain”, a hit record on an international basis. Despite the success of CB 200 and “Cokane In My Brain” the release has remained out of print in all formats since the mid-1980s. Get On Down is about to change that, with their Record Store Day 2019 reissue of this too often overlooked Reggae masterpiece. Tracks : 1. CB 200 2. No Chuck It 3. Cokane In My Brain 4. The General 5. Power Bank 6. Plantation Heights 7. Race Day 8. Natty Kick Like Lightning 9. Buckingham Palace 10. Crankface

                Daniel Pemberton

                Black Mirror: USS Callister - OST


                  1000 only - soundtrack from much loved cult episode of ‘black mirror’.

                  first time on vinyl, bespoke artwork from butcher billy, includes ltd edition poster art print. 2lp red vinyl. “a brilliant take on star trek homages, gaming and toxic geekery” the guardian // the emmy nominated soundtrack from the much-loved emmy winning episode of black mirror. daniel pemberton’s score for black mirror’s ‘uss callister’ is available for the first time on vinyl with bespoke artwork from butcher billy and limited-edition poster art print. taken from the first show of the show’s fourth season, it’s the ‘star trek’ episode when a gifted programmer becomes frustrated with his job and creates digital clones of his co-workers for his own dark adventures in space. the ivor novello award winning, golden globe award and multi bafta nominated and acclaimed composer shifts effortlessly between symphonic and electronic instrumentation. “a brutal star trek scenario that’s half comedy, half indictment of silicon valley leadership” the verge // “one of hollywood’s most sought-after composers” screen daily.

                  Do Nothing

                  Adventures In Success (RSD21 EDITION)



                    David Bowie

                    Brilliant Adventure 12" (RSD22 EDITION)


                      12" 4 Track E.P. 180g black The BRILLIANT ADVENTURE E.P. has four unheard tracks from the 1.OUTSIDE era; "JOHNNY DOWNLOADER", an early version of "I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS" recorded during the sessions with Brian Eno for the album and mixed in November 1994 but not released on a Bowie album until 1997's EARTHLING, an alternative single mix of "I HAVE NOT BEEN TO OXFORD TOWN" and two tracks, "OUTSIDE'S A SMALL PLOT OF LAND" and the Jacques Brel cover "MY DEATH", performed by Bowie and pianist Mike Garson at a fundraiser for the New York Public Theater at the Shakespeare Festival in New York on 18th September, 1995. The BRILLIANT ADVENTURE E.P. will be available on 12" vinyl and CD.

                      David Bowie

                      Toy E.P. 10" (RSD22 EDITION)


                        100g, 5 track 10" EP black. The 10" vinyl and CD TOY E.P. ("YOU'VE GOT IT MADE WITH ALL THE TOYS") features the previously unheard "SHADOW MAN (VOCAL AND PIANO MIX)", an alternative stripped back mix of the TOY album track, along with the unreleased live versions of "I DIG EVERYTHING" and "THE LONDON BOYS" recorded at the final Glastonbury warm-up show at the Roseland Ballroom, New York on 19th June, 2000. The E.P. also contains three tracks "YOU'VE GOT A HABIT OF LEAVING" (RADIO EDIT), "SILLY BOY BLUE" (ALTERNATIVE ENDING MIX) and "CAN'T HELP THINKING ABOUT ME" (LIVE MARK RADCLIFFE SHOW BBC RADIO 1 SESSION), previously only available as streaming singles and which are making their physical debut.

                        DJ Fresh

                        Gold Dust (RSD22 EDITION)


                          Gold Vinyl 12" first time this Multi Plainum selling single will be available on vinyl.

                          Dudu Lima & João Bosco

                          O Ronco Da Cuica / Incompatibilidade De Genios (RSD22 EDITION)


                            "One of the best bass players in the world Dudu Lima teams up with Brazilian guitar legend Joao Bosco to record deep, beautiful extended live versions of some of Bosco's most well known tracks. Featuring Azymuth's drummer Ivan Conti, percussion master Marcos Suzano and Dudu Viana on piano. This is a super-limited, one-off, record store day release"

                            David Bowie

                            Laughing With Liza - The Vocalion And Deram Singles 1964 - 1967 (RSD23 EDITION)



                              An artist on the cusp of genius, in the height of Swinging London. Bowie's early Deram singles collected in a 7" box for the very first time, including a never before released version of Space Oddity, his breakthrough hit.

                              David Byrne

                              The Complete Score From "The Catherine Wheel" (RSD23 EDITION)


                                An absolutely monumental masterpiece of late 20th century music is the seamless funk opera score David Byrne created for choreographer Twyla Tharpís The Catherine Wheel in 1981. This 2LP set marks the vinyl debut of the full score (previous releases contained only a 1LP condensed version). The tracks "Big Blue Plymouth", "My Big Hands", "Big Business" and "What a Day That Was" were all performed live by Talking Heads in 1982 and 1983. Config: 2LP; 180-gram; gatefold sleeve


                                Live At The Murmrr Theatre (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                  Live recording of the one-night-only DIIV Unplugged show at Murmrr Theatre in Brooklyn on August 17th, 2017. Mixed by Jarvis Taveniere, mastered by Alex DeTurk. Includes unique arrangements of songs off DIIV's first two albums (Oshin and Is The Is Are), as well as covers of My Bloody Valentine and Alex G

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Druun
                                  2. Past Lives
                                  3. Human
                                  4. When You Sleep
                                  5. Dopamine
                                  6. Hollow
                                  7. Loose Ends
                                  8. How Long Have You Known
                                  9. Under The Sun
                                  10. Earthboy
                                  11. Wait

                                  Dirty Projectors & Björk

                                  Mount Wittenberg Orca (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                    Expanded Edition of the long out of print Mount Wittenberg Orca LP, Dirty Projectors' critically acclaimed collaborative album with Icelandic legend Bjork. The original seven-song collection was written to be performed unamplified in a small Manhattan bookstore called Housing Works inspired by a conversation between Dirty Projectors band leader David Longstreth and Bjo?rk about the small theatres in Italy where opera was born in the 1500s. The result feels like part children's story, part choral music from some strange future. It's unlike anything else in the Projectors' body of work: drums and guitars are all but absent. It's all about voices here - and the voices are astonishing. Bjo?rk sounds seismic and elemental and Longstreth, sharing lead vocal duties, intones with his trademark croon. The Projectors' singers Amber Coffman, Angel Deradoorian and Haley Dekle add magical 3-part vocal harmonies. The recording was informed by the simple, direct feel of early rock & roll recordings from the '50s. The band and Bjo?rk rehearsed for three days at the Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, and then recorded the songs as quickly and as live as possible, overdubbing only lead vocals and solos. The 2xLP Expanded Edition adds 13 bonus tracks of never-before-released material including the live Housing Works performance from 2009, early demos of Mount Wittenberg Orca and archival audio of the band and Bjork rehearsing the material. This is the definitive version of Mount Wittenberg Orca. Specs: 2x 140g Dark Green vinyl - Widespine Jacket with Gloss UV finish - 2x Disco bag with gloss UV finish. 

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A
                                    1. Ocean
                                    2. On And Ever Onward
                                    3. When The World Comes To An End
                                    4. Beautiful Mother
                                    Side B
                                    1. Sharing Orb
                                    2. No Embrace
                                    3. All We Are
                                    Side C
                                    1. Intro (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    2. Ocean (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    3. On And Ever Onward (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    4. When The World Comes To An End (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    5. Beautiful Mother (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    6. Sharing Orb (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    7. No Embrace (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    8. All We Are (Live From Housing Works 2009)
                                    Side D
                                    1. Wave Invocation (MWO I Inverness Demo)
                                    2. Motherwhale Song (MWO II Inverness Demo)
                                    3. Whale Watcher Song (MWO III Inverness Demo)
                                    4. Fugal Swim (MWO IV Inverness Demo)
                                    5. First Duet (MWO V Inverness Demo)
                                    6. Migration (Unfinished MWO VI Inverness Demo)
                                    7. Jubilation (MWO VII Inverness Demo)
                                    8. Benediction (MWO VIII Inverness Demo)
                                    9. When The World Comes To An End (Freewrite Demo)
                                    10. When The World Comes To An End (Vocalise Rehearsal Rough)
                                    11. Beautiful Mother (Vocalise Rehearsal Rough)
                                    12. On And Ever Onward (Full Rehearsal Rough)


                                    Hot Mess EP (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                      Clear Vinyl // First vinyl release of 2022 EP Hot Mess, an intimate look into dodieís world in the period following the release of her #3 charting 2021 debut album Build A Problem, and was inspired by a project started to write and record a song to document each month of the year.

                                      Duran Duran

                                      Carnival Rio! (RSD23 EDITION)



                                        Following the release of Duran Duran’s smash hit album “RIO,” a selection of Night Versions and Remixes were released on the “CARNIVAL EP” to capitalize on increased radio and night-club play at the time. The original CARNIVAL EP’s were the key to unlocking Duran Duran’s international success at the time and each tracklisting differed around the world. For the 40th Anniversary year of ‘RIO’ this LP collects together all of the RIO Night Versions and Carnival Remixes into one collection for the first time exclusively for RSD 2023. 

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        SIDE A:
                                        1. Rio (Night Version) (6:39)
                                        2. My Own Way (Night Version) (6:34)
                                        3. Hungry Like The Wolf (Night Version) (5:14)
                                        SIDE B:
                                        1. Hold Back The Rain (Carnival Remix) (7:00)
                                        2. New Religion (Carnival Remix) (5:13)
                                        3. Rio (Part 2) (5:28).

                                        Darren Hayman

                                        Lido (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                          14 track album on transparent vinyl, with 16 page 12x12" book of Darren's Lido artwork. Darren Hayman's 2012 classic LP "Lido" gets the deluxe reissue treatment this record store day - an all-new 12" transparent vinyl with a 16 page 12x12" book of Darren's Lido artwork. As was the original, this is a joint release between Clay Pipe and wiaiwya. I was thinking about instrumental music and whether it could truly be about something. I was thinking about how classical, jazz and the avant-garde often group music together under conceptual titles and themes. Isnít a lot of this music about music itself? Isn't instrumental music literally about the unspeakable, the indescribable? My friend Dave says that he see no reason why wordless music should be any less about ësomethingí then lyrics or prose. I think he's right, but I also know that some music that is titled and thematically labelled is nothing more than the beautiful sound of a musician trying to reach out; to evoke; to remember. My name is Darren Hayman and I have made an instrumental album about Britainís open air swimming pools; it's called 'Lido'. If I am known or liked for anything at all in my career then it is for my lyrics. I see words as incisive, accurate tools, when used correctly. I donít want my words to paint vague canvasses; I want them to make detailed, forensic technical drawings. I am interested in specifics; my songs thus far have very much been about stuff. In my own listening, however, I have moved more and more towards instrumental music. I enjoy the heavenly fog of the ECM label. I love following the unpredictability of John Coltrane's reckless career. I adore roots dub reggae - it makes me feel safe and calm. Instrumental music has given me something that has been missing from my listening for a few years. It confuses, frustrates and excites me, and in no way do I feel it a less erudite companion to lyrical music. The opposite is true, in fact: this music can often say more, I just love not being able to define what it is. Cautiously, over the last few years, I started to amass recordings of my instrumental compositions. When I had five that I thought were good, I needed a title that might pull these sunny, open tunes together; I thought of 'Lido'. From that point onwards I tried to think about what it would be to write music with a specific setting in mind. I tried to write the tunes in my head, while visiting the individual pools. I collected field recordings and buried them inside the songs. Some were audible but I wanted to link the music to the place in some way. When it came to writing tunes about closed or destroyed lidos, I thought about absence and nothingness. I thought about disconnected music; tunes without formal structure or time signatures. I have not re-invented the wheel but this was a truly experimental record for me in that I devised routines and procedures that produced music alien to me. I thought hard about Brentwood Lido, in my hometown. It closed in 1976, when I was just five. It is one of those places that have slipped past the internet. I can find only two grey, fuzzy pictures online. Do you have any pictures of it? Iíd love to see them. My own memory of the place is also fuzzy: one of those early childhood memories that seems to be projected onto sunlight. If you think hard or try to grasp it in any way then it just melts. I can see a towel; there is a low wall or steps maybe? My mother is there some other people... It's sunny but then there's nothing there's no focus or clarity to the memory. If instrumental music can be about anything then surely it can be about this feeling; the sensation of fumbling, desperately, in the back of your mind. Looking for something beautiful that you know was there once. I wanted to make music that sounded half remembered but purposeful. I went to the road where the pool used to be. I recorded nothing but the faint rumble of traffic and put in my tune. My album 'Lido' is about open air swimming pools and something else as well. It's just impossible to say what it is exactly. - Darren Hayman February 2012. Track Listing: 1. London Fields 2. Black Rock Baths 3. Brockwell Park 4. Parliament Hill 5. Saltdean 6. The Knap 7. Super Swimming Stadium 8. Brentwood 9. Tinside 10. Stonehaven 11. Kingís Meadow 12. Jubilee Pool 13. Purley Way 14. Tooting Bec

                                          Dennis Olivieri

                                          Welcome To The Party (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                            First re-issue since it original pressing in 1969, and this time on a very limited edition Sky Blue vinyl The highly sought after record Come To The Party is very much a homage to the end of the 60ís and was produced at the Hollywood Sound Recorders by the songwriter Tandyn Almer ("Along Comes Mary"). Musicians included Dennis on piano, Jack Elliott on guitar, Ronnie Brown bass, Eddie Greene percussion. Tommy Scott sax, and Tandyn Almer on Rocksichord. Sampled by Dj Shadow on Six Day War on the Private Press album bringing new interest to Dennis's musical career.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Opportunity
                                            2. Sad Song #1
                                            3. Mama's Funeral Song
                                            4. Walk Rite Out
                                            5. Fuzzy Soft Thing
                                            6. I Cry In The Morning
                                            7. Come To The Party
                                            8. You Gotta
                                            9. Lady Fair
                                            10. More Friends
                                            11. Yesterday Was Nuthin' Like Today

                                            Dan Penn

                                            Unheard Demos (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                              WHAT IS INTERESTING - As a songwriter, Dan Penn ranks highly as an elder statesman of the classic southern soul genre and needs no further introduction to anyone who digs the real stuff - As a solo performer, his rare concert appearances are rapturously welcomed by fans eager to hear his classic repertoire in its raw form, performed by its creator - These ten demo recordings provide a unique look behind the curtain at some fine examples of the creative process of songwriting featuring Dan's soulful voice at its best

                                              They were recorded in 2004 immediately after the sessions that produced Don't Give Up On Me as the title track for Solomon Burke's comeback album. WHY RSD…This is genuine southern soul music and collectors will really appreciate this being on vinyl. The liner notes are by Bill Bentley, who interviewed Dan about this project. This is a strictly one-off vinyl pressing for RSD. STORY… None of the material on this RSD release has ever been heard by the public or made available previously in any format. These Dan Penn demos were the blueprint for an album he later produced by singer Bobby Purify with a stellar cast of Muscle Shoals session men that was released in 2005. That record was deleted soon after release when "Bobby" reverting to his own name Ben Moore, joined the Blind Boys of Alabama and continued performing with them until his death in May 2022."

                                              Dusty Springfield

                                              Cameo (RSD23 EDITION)

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

                                                Originally released in February 1973 on the ABC Dunhill Record label, in the US, and on the UK Philips label in May 1973, Cameo is one of Dusty’s most overlooked albums, featuring some of her greatest vocal performances of the era on material written by major songwriters including David Gates, Ashford & Simpson and Van Morrison. Recorded in the US between July and October 1972, Cameo was produced by Steve Barri, Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter who later went on to write and produce major hits for Glen Campbell and The Four Tops, among others.

                                                A stellar line-up of musicians contribute to the superb sound (including members of the famous ‘Wrecking Crew’), Hal Blaine, Larry Carlton, Wilton Felder, Carol Kaye, Michael Omartian, Venetta Fields and Clydie King.
                                                Among the many highlights are Learn to Say Goodbye – a masterpiece of tortured soul, with a sublime string arrangement, the brilliant opening track Who Gets Your Love and David Gates' heart-breaking The Other Side of Life. Her beautiful rendition of Van Morrison’s Tupelo Honey even transcends the master’s original.

                                                Ashford & Simpson’s soul stomper I Just Wanna Be There bounces along on a Motown-style groove, horns and backing vocals creating the wave for Dusty’s magical voice to ride.There are five Lambert and Potter originals, including Comin' and Goin', a number one single that never was!
                                                Classic Dusty LP, unavailable on vinyl since 1973!
                                                For its 50th anniversary, a special edition replicating the original US gatefold edition with enhanced artwork.

                                                Pressed on heavyweight BLUE vinyl.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                1. Who Gets Your Love 3:24
                                                2. Breakin' Up A Happy Home 3:32
                                                3. Easy Evil 2:54
                                                4. Mama's Little Girl 3:30
                                                5. The Other Side Of Life 2:39
                                                6. Comin' And Goin' 3:10
                                                Side B
                                                1. I Just Wanna Be There 2:39
                                                2. Who Could Be Loving You Other Than Me? 3:00
                                                3. Tupelo Honey 3:59
                                                4. Of All The Things 3:03
                                                5. Learn To Say Goodbye 2:48
                                                (From The ABC Movie Of The Week "Say Goodbye, Maggie Cole")

                                                Davy Kehoe

                                                The Pilot

                                                Wino go full Zeppelin! Inspired by a recent trip to New Orleans and the deep South, Davy & Co. wrangle sliding basses and pumping organs into 20 minute rock n’ roll-on odyssey. Chugging locomotives fall into an infinite groove on the A side, while the B takes the underneath perspecitve- rattling out subdued sub bass frequencies. Full sleeve artwork by (the legend) The Germ . Mastered by the Bastard.

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Patrick says: After that Wino-D release made us freak last year, the Irish outfit return with a new style for the new era. The modular bleeps and buzzing circuitry remain, pluming acrid smoke from the fresh solder, but now they play ensemble with motorik percussion, blazing guitars and wailing vocals, raging away until the bassline brings the groove. Flip it and journey further into the freakzone. This is neo-PZYK magik for the next generation - don't get left behind.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. The Pilot (part 1)
                                                B1. The Pilot (part 2)

                                                Da Lata

                                                Jungle Kitten / Asking Eyes

                                                Manfredo Fest’s jazz-funk masterpiece ‘Jungle Kitten’ was the first release on the legendary Bluebird imprint back in 1979, and it has remained a classic ever since. Now Da Lata come through with their own gorgeous cover featuring broken beat legend Kaidi Tatham on synth and a whole crew of London’s best musicians rounding out the line up. This is organic dance floor pressure and fluid heavy grooving at the confluence of disco and samba packed with positivity and uplifting warmth. The B-side sees their epic version of Rafaella Renzulli’s “asking eyes” featuring Vanessa Freeman finally out on vinyl.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Jungle Kitten
                                                2. Asking Eyes

                                                Strangelove’s latest release turns left somewhere near the edge of the Atlantic, with Electricidade Estética” documenting a vibrant window into the musical landscape of 1980’s counter-culture Portugal. Compiling early un-issued works, Dwart’s organic Ash-Ra Balearics meld with spikey Iberian electronics, coalescing around the floating beauty of ‘Mate’, reissued for the first time on vinyl. With emergent music technologies of the era enthusiastically adopted by Lisbon’s avante-garde, there was a collective desire by Dwart and their contemporaries to push existing sonic boundaries;- Post new wave sounds melded with distinctive local sensibilities. Vítor Rua & Jorge Lima Barreto of the legendary Telectu (whom Antoñio currently tours with) were regular collaborators while composer/ guitarist Nuno Rebelo and guitarist/singer Bernardo Devlin feature throughout. Antoñio & Manuela Duarte’s search for an artistic language melded a continuing curiosity with aural and physical dualities: experimental pop integrated with performance art, mathematics sound-tracked on canvas, organic found sounds at ease alongside synthetic drum machines. The 9 songs found here document the early emergence of their own ‘Electricidade Estética’

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1. Aqua Alta
                                                A2. Mate (remastered)
                                                A3. Synesthesia (live)
                                                A4. Electro Maga
                                                B1. Opala
                                                B2. Swing Da Rocinha
                                                B3. Po Das Estrelas
                                                B4. Keep In Touch
                                                B5. Electro Maga (reprise)

                                                Damon Albarn

                                                The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows

                                                  The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows, the new studio album from Damon Albarn, is released by his new label home Transgressive Records.

                                                  The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows was originally intended as an orchestral piece inspired by the landscapes of Iceland. This last year has seen Albarn return to the music in lockdown and develop the work to 11 tracks which further explore themes of fragility, loss, emergence and rebirth. The result is a panoramic collection of songs with Albarn as storyteller. The album title is taken from a John Clare poem Love and Memory.

                                                  Albarn says “I have been on my own dark journey while making this record and it led me to believe that a pure source might still exist.”

                                                  *send an email with Damon NPN in the subject for NPN option.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  The Nearer The Fountain, More Pure The Stream Flows
                                                  The Cormorant
                                                  Royal Morning Blue
                                                  Daft Wader
                                                  Darkness To Light
                                                  The Tower Of Montevideo
                                                  Giraffe Trumpet Sea

                                                  Dennis Alcapone

                                                  Guns Don't Argue

                                                    Cementing his reputation as the star toaster with the small but popular El Paso sound system, based in the Waltham Park area, Dennis Alcapone was one of the first deejays to rise to prominence following U Roy’s breakthrough in the late 1960s. Born Dennis Smith in the rural district of Culloden, he became immersed in sound system culture after settling in western Kingston. Once El Paso became big on the sound system circuit, dental technician-turned-producer Keith Hudson brought him into the studio for his debut recordings, which led to a debut album for Studio One and hit material for Duke Reid, some cut in concert with his deejay sparring partner, Lizzy. Alcapone’s longstanding links with Bunny Lee yielded the excellent "Guns Don’t Argue" album, first issued in 1972, on which the toaster raps with style over some of Lee’s all-time greatest rhythms, including Delroy Wilson’s "Better Must Come", John Holt’s "Left With A Broken Heart" and Slim Smith’s rendition of the Temptations’ soul classic "Ain’t Too Proud To Beg."

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1 Alcapone Guns Don't Argue
                                                    2 It Must Come
                                                    3 Too Proud To Beg
                                                    4 Everybody Needs Love
                                                    5 If It Don't Work Out
                                                    6 Teacher Teacher
                                                    7 Left With A Broken Heart
                                                    8 You Got What It Takes
                                                    9 World Wide Love
                                                    10 Someone Dancing With My Girl

                                                    Following the huge succes of “Serious”, remixed by Michael Gray, we now dive into the enchanting world of “Joy & Pain,” a timeless masterpiece penned by the legendary Frankie Beverly of Maze fame. Performaned by the brilliant Donna Allen and expertly remixed by the maestro himself, Dr Packer. With his trademark nu disco groove, Dr Packer unleashes an irresistible sonic force, propelling you into a realm where Donna effortlessly takes the reins with her divine R&B prowess. Together, they embark on an awe-inspiring journey, catapulting you into the very heart of dancefloor ecstasy. Dr Packer unveils a package of unparalleled excellence, breathing new life into this classic gem and ensuring its enduring legacy. 

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Matt says: Dr Packers housifies Donna Allen's take on this classic Maze joint. Tastefully done, it'll surely be big a hit at Horse Meat Disco, Homoelectric, Supernature and all churches of the disco ball.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Joy And Pain (Dr Packer Extended Main Mix)
                                                    2. Joy And Pain (Dr Packer Dubstrumental Mix)

                                                    Dot Allison


                                                      Dot Allison returns with a new solo album, Consciousology. After over a decade away, the former One Dove singer and songwriter broke cover in 2021 with Heart-Shaped Scars and this new album follows just two years later, as she hits a purple patch of songwriting. It’s also her first full release for Sonic Cathedral after contributing to Mark Peters’ acclaimed Red Sunset Dreams last year.

                                                      Consciousology finds multi-instrumentalist Dot joined by the London Contemporary Orchestra, her new labelmate Andy Bell from Ride, who plays guitar on two tracks, and Hannah Peel, who is responsible for some of the string arrangements with both the LCO and a stellar group of Scottish string players. It expands on the styles and themes of the previous album, all while pushing everything just that little bit further – the songs sound bigger, more avant-garde and experimental and, occasionally, properly out-there and psychedelic.

                                                      “I wanted to make some albums that felt like a set, exploring love, what lies beyond the visible and how all these aspects dovetail together,” explains Dot. “I see Consciousology a more psych Heart-Shaped Scars with a far fuller, more immersive sound and so, in that sense, it’s a more wayward, bolder, rule-breaking partner.”

                                                      Right from the eye-catching artwork by PJ Harvey collaborator Maria Mochnacz it definitely does not play it safe. It veers from the techno-played-as-folk of opener ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ and ‘220Hz’ and the Linda Perhacs-meets-The Velvet Underground chug of the first single ‘Unchanged’ to the Mercury Rev-style fantasia of ‘Bleached By The Sun’, the Brian Wilson-esque harmonies of ‘Moon Flowers’ and the kaleidoscopic colour trip of ‘Double Rainbow’. Elsewhere there are echoes of Desertshore-era Nico, Jack Nitzsche’s work with Neil Young, Karen Dalton and Anne Briggs before the relative simplicity of the Tim Hardin-inspired closer ‘Weeping Roses’. It’s a brilliant, breathtaking record.

                                                      The title, which brings to mind Maureen Lipman’s classic 1980s BT adverts (“you get an ’ology, you’re a scientist!”) might feel playful and light-hearted at first, but has a much deeper meaning, and one which makes sense of the album’s dedication to its biggest influences: Dot’s musician mother and botanist father.

                                                      “For me, it is an imagined voice of a conscious universe expressed through music,” explains Dot of the over-arching concept. “It’s a plea, an embrace, a longing, a last gasp, perhaps… imbued through the music, voice, harmony and a harmonic composition, with the lyrics taking an interest in the differing levels of consciousness apparent in all self-organising, natural systems.

                                                      “It takes a less mechanistic, inanimate but more infinitely complex view of the nature of reality and how feelings of love and loss – and consciousness itself – are potentially less ‘molecular’ in nature and more electromagnetic.”

                                                      The choice of instrumentation reflects this: there is a Theremin on two songs (played by Dorit Chrysler) because it works by generating electromagnetic fields around two antennae. “It uses fields that are beyond the reach of our senses, that lie outwith the visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum,” says Dot. “To me, conceptually, this completely works with the ideas behind the album.”

                                                      For ‘Double Rainbow’, she went one further and actually recorded the electrical activity in a plant which was then translated into pitch variations.

                                                      “So, in effect, it has a guest performance from a botanical session player,” she laughs. “I placed a Brachyglottis Sunshine on top of the Steinway grand piano at the studio and recorded its ‘voice’ through a Neumann U67. It was pretty endearing and really moving to hear this translated into a melody.”

                                                      ‘Double Rainbow’ was actually the starting point for the album; written at the same time as the songs on Heart-Shaped Scars, Dot felt it belonged somewhere else, and here it beds in perfectly alongside the similarly horticulturally inclined ‘Shyness Of Crowns’ (“the title relates to the behaviour of trees and how they socially distance at the crown of the woods”), ‘220Hz’ (“the frequency at which tree roots communicate beneath the ground in the ‘wood wide web’”) and ‘Mother Tree’ (inspired by Canadian scientist Suzanne Simard’s writings on the trees which act as central hubs for vast below-ground mycorrhizal networks.)

                                                      Expanding on the theme, ‘Moon Flowers’ is about recognising “our synergistic place in the complex network of all life and to respect the living quantum systems we seem intent on continually interrupting”, while ‘Bleached By The Sun’ includes the lyric “in our roots there is soul, an innate empathy”. “It’s an appeal that can be construed as a love song,” says Dot, “but in my mind was what nature might say should nature be able to be heard.”

                                                      ‘Unchanged’ is a love song, albeit one about “being in a process with someone where you love, lose and grieve the love-bond alone, while the other person appears to remain unchanged throughout”. It’s powerful and driving, the opposite of the closing track, ‘Weeping Roses’. Inspired by a tape gifted to Dot in the ’90s by the late Andrew Weatherall which included two songs by Tim Hardin (‘How Can We Hang On To A Dream’ and ‘If I Were A Carpenter’), it ends this majestic and mind-expanding album on a perfect note of intimate simplicity.

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: Another unbelievably rich, impeccably conceived collection from Dot Allison, charting monolithic highs and subtle, downplayed lows in her own inimitable style. Veering on the edge of the avant garde, but staying within the boundaries of pop music, Allison's in top form here, and the LP and CD are both presented in a beautiful package too, what more could you want. Essential purchase.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Shyness Of Crowns
                                                      2. Unchanged
                                                      3. Bleached By The Sun
                                                      4. Moon Flowers
                                                      5. 220Hz
                                                      6. Double Rainbow
                                                      7. Milk And Honey
                                                      8. Mother Tree
                                                      9. Weeping Roses

                                                      David Allred

                                                      The Cell

                                                        Meant as a companion piece to The Transition, The Cell picks up where The Transition left off, with David continuing the search to find his place in the world. “The Cell is about warmly acknowledging the darkness in our individual lives as a strategic method of gaining a deeper understanding of how to move forward in a vastly dissonant world with optimism, harmony and light.”

                                                        Opening with the title track, The Cell immediately draws us into David’s unique world of storytelling, displaying his peculiar skill of weaving feelings and characters with wandering melodies. The five-minute opener peaks with David’s emotional falsetto repeating “In the mind”, acting as an alarm call for himself and his surroundings. Lead track Nature’s Course finds David delving deeper into existential questions about the human condition and its relation to nature, set to a gentle, melancholy piano ballad.

                                                        “Nature’s Course is a feeling pertaining to the way our subjective human experience is subconsciously directly related to the slow steady pace of nature and our ability to cope with our inner struggles accordingly” explains David.

                                                        The Cell further cements David’s place among the American songwriting tradition, from the slow methodical spacey instrumental Mandatory Soul to the poetic solo piano number Family and the dense and continuous Lexington Hills. With each piece we are transported to David’s unusual but rich and textured little world.

                                                        Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon – David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoy to the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Barry says: They're becoming quite the collective this lot. With Allred recently collaborating with the splendid Peter Broderick, and he in turn collaborating with Chatal Acda and the superb Bridgid Mae Powers, the musical ouroboros continues to produce the goods. Allred is a hugely talented individual and clearly knows exactly how to accentuate his beautiful pieces with the help of some good pals. Lovely stuff.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. The Cell
                                                        2. Mandatory Soul
                                                        3. Nature's Course
                                                        4. Full Moon
                                                        5. Fading Away
                                                        6. Family
                                                        7. Lexington Hills

                                                        Hailing from Loomis, a small town outside of Sacramento, via Portland, Oregon – David worked as a sound engineer and session musician, featuring on multiple recordings by the likes of Birger Olsen, Brigid Mae Power, Brumes, The Beacon Sound Choir, Chantal Acda, Heather Woods Broderick, Jung Body, Masayoshi Fujita, and many more. He quickly found himself touring Europe with Peter, culminating in a Royal Festival Hall performance, and contributing the arresting voice and double bass piece Ahoy to the Erased Tapes 10th anniversary box set 1+1=X; only to return to where he started, Loomis, and finally write and record The Transition as his first full-length statement in just one month.

                                                        “At 26 years old, I found myself back in the town where I grew up, feeling a bit like a failure for not “making it” out there in the years I spent living and working on my own. I picked up a job working in a retirement home, surrounded by those who are at the very end of their lives, and they’ve kept saying the same thing: that they had no idea life would happen that fast. So I decided to make an album inspired by my recent experiences and stories I heard through working with them,” he explains.

                                                        With the release of The Transition, David Allred takes his place among the classic American songwriting tradition whilst revealing a peculiarity to his storytelling. Isolated and cut off from the outside world, David began unravelling his life and putting it on record. With a double bass in his bedroom and a piano in a church across the street, the stories started to unfold until a set of ten songs came to life. Vignettes and feelings from his own experiences, as well as characters he met along the way, inspired a rich tapestry of stories and melodies. Songs like the lead single The Garden show a maturity, depth and thoughtfulness beyond his years. Randy and Susan, a song about love, betrayal, greed and getting old, was made up from various stories David collected at his day job as a caretaker. It was written as a companion piece to Hey Stranger, “a poignant tale of a disappeared friend” (Mojo) from his collaborative release with Peter, and an attempt to make peace with this unresolved situation. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Scoop Troop
                                                        2. For Catherine E. Coulson
                                                        3. Randy And Susan
                                                        4. The Transition
                                                        5. Impending Imperative Change
                                                        6. The Garden
                                                        7. The Mirror Of Time
                                                        8. For The Penguins
                                                        9. For Only All
                                                        10. Poet Tree

                                                        The new album from Italian duo Dressel Amorosi, comprising Federico Amorosi and Valerio Lombardozzi, is a fervent homage to the realm of Italian soundtracks and library music from the late '70s and early '80s. Navigating effortlessly through a spectrum of scenarios and atmospheres, it conjures up vivid images of action-packed sequences, wistful retro vibes, chic party scenes, and hair-raising horror chills.

                                                        With a refined, contemporary flair, Spectrum celebrates early '80s cinema and its unmistakable aesthetics, steering clear of any trace of nostalgia. It weaves together elements of synth-pop, jazz-prog, electric fusion, and chill-funk across its seven compelling tracks, reimagining the past through a contemporary lens.

                                                        Compared to their previous, strictly horror-themed album, here Dressel Amorosi broaden their musical and cinematic palette, adding ingredients from the giallo, sexy thriller, comedy, and crime genres.

                                                        Their sonic exploration, too, strikes a delicate balance between the past and present. Federico Amorosi's basslines resonate with the distinctive timbre of a Rickenbacker 4003, its effects ranging from time-honored classics like the Mutron pedal to more modern marvels like the Darkglass, with a sprinkle of 'secret sauce' to ensure a signature sound. In addition, Valerio Lombardozzi's 'arsenal of machines' boasts iconic synthesizers such as the Roland Juno 106, the Korg MS 20, and the Farfisa Syntorchestra, which was a game-changer for an entire generation of Krautrock bands, including the early Tangerine Dream.

                                                        Merging an array of moods and hues into a mesmerizing chromatic tapestry, Spectrum summons the essence of late '70s and early '80s Italian cinema, reminding us of the astonishing diversity, enduring iconography, and sonic identity that defined that era. The album's packaging, artwork and graphic layout intentionally channel the spirit of a classic library music LP from that period, or rather its deluxe version. The 650g hardcover sleeve, designed by specialist Eric Adrien Lee, is complemented on the back by descriptions of the atmospheres of each track, which back in the day were meant to guide music consultants and TV programmers in their selections.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Skipass
                                                        2. Voxson
                                                        3. Studio 70
                                                        4. Killing
                                                        5. Synthporn
                                                        6. Blitz
                                                        7. Redemption

                                                        Alongside a brand new edits 12", Detroit superstar Andres drops a new EP for Beretta Music. Four. lush. deep house joints with his smooth signature drum loops and gloriously incidental melodies. Opener "Back In My Space" sets the scene beautifully with his casually swung drums creating a groove so delicious yet so effortless! The slower, funkier bounce of "Back To Nature" is also a particular highlight, while Airport Society aka Detroit duo of Brian Kage and Ryan Sadorus (who founded the label BerettaMusic) deliver an electrified remix of “Back in My Space”, accentuating the soulful elements, retaining the swing but switching up the sounds to suit their own unique, late night palette. 

                                                        All tracks possess a speaker-tweakin' warmth, with all elements mixed to perfection and the bass frequencies sitting particularly nice. Mega stuff as per usual with Dez; who should probably be awarded some kind of award for his services to Akai's MPC sampler...  Highly recommended import copies that won't hang around long.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Matt says: Andres doin' what he does best - loose limbed, funky MPC jams brimming with summer soul! BBQ tackle SORTED.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Back In My Space
                                                        A2. Don’t Be Fooled
                                                        B1. Back In My Space (Airport Society Remix)
                                                        B2. Back To Nature

                                                        Diron Animal


                                                          The mighty Soundway Records keep their relentless release schedule right on wallet emptying track this week with the debut solo album from the ever-energetic Diron Animal, lead singer of the band Throes + The Shine. "Alone" offers infectiously rhythmic dance music from the Angolan streets, fusing electronic production with traditional music.  Born and raised in the Angolan ghetto of Cazenga, the now Portuguese-based instrumentalist’s new record is a melting pot of musical styles and cultures. “I come from tribal music” says Diron. “I had a traditional music group, then I moved to a Capoeira group where I was a main corrido and I played batuque. Around that time I also started introducing Hip Hop and Kuduro styles. Then I mixed Kuduro with Hip Hop and Kuduro with Rock. Now I am making music for all people and all ages.” With a foot firmly set in his ghetto roots, the album is a personal exploration: “Cazenga is a place where a lot of the Angolan dances were invented, where children roam around barefoot and have no food but can transform their struggles into creativity”, says Diron.
                                                          This movement and struggle is at the core of the new record. Traditional African styles blended with Portugal’s frenetic electronic music style, culminate in a vibrant, energetic and rhythmic record that deals in both adversity and positivity. Furthermore, spell-binding rhythms, bass hooks and original lyrics abound, spanning Portuguese, Kimbundu and English. On “NCrazy”, he teams up with celebrated South African rapper Spoek Mathambo to portray life in the ghetto - a place where children may roam around barefoot and food is scarce - but where a positive attitude could be the difference between breaking free or not.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Ghetto Ghetto
                                                          Love Family
                                                          Oxala Kuanbote
                                                          Don’t Stop
                                                          Bitch My Love

                                                          Dan armstrong makes the sort of widescreen ambient music that makes you sit up and listen, eagerly drawing in all the tentative synth swells and panned industrial churns. Opener, 'Alpha Wave' for example, is a growing swell of ambient synth churns joined by drawn-out long-envelope pads and reticent twinkling peaks. Though the echoic churn is a gritty analogue mono drone, the glimmering airy spikes glisten with a warm digital air, ofsetting the doomy drone behind.

                                                          It's this sort of build-up and release that lend the key changes and slow seismic shifts further gravitas, with pieces like the stunning 'Epsilon Wave' providing a more rhythmic and dynamically forward juxtaposition, and relying upon a foundation of euphoric beats and repeated themes overlaid on top of each-other rather than the moody but hugely effective drone of earlier.

                                                          Dan has crafted a beatiful album here, tastefully and unintrusively flickering between the more serene moments of rhythmic beauty and full-spectrum sonic walls of sound. 

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Alpha Wave 06:48
                                                          2. Beta Wave 09:30
                                                          3. Gamma Wave 08:33
                                                          4. Delta Wave 07:15
                                                          5. Epsilon Wave 09:15
                                                          6. Zeta Wave 10:24
                                                          7. Eta Wave 11:06

                                                          Dorothy Ashby

                                                          The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby - 2023 Reissue

                                                            Released on the Cadet label in 1970, this album’s wondrous mix of spiritual and funky jazz and unique instrumentation defy categorization. Harpist Ashby adds the koto, a 13-stringed Japanese instrument to her arsenal, and her long-time arranger Richard Evans blends flutes, vibraphone, oboe, kalimba and Ashby’s own vocals into a singular and soul-affirming set.

                                                            This Verve By Request title is pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Third Man in Detroit. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Myself When Young (Side A)
                                                            2. For Some We Loved (Side A)
                                                            3. Wax And Wane (Side A)
                                                            4. Drink (Side A)
                                                            5. Wine (Side A)
                                                            6. Dust (Side B)
                                                            7. Joyful Grass And Grape (Side B)
                                                            8. Shadow Shapes (Side B)
                                                            9. Heaven And Hell (Side B)
                                                            10. The Moving Finger (Side B)

                                                            Dan Auerbach

                                                            Keep It Hid - 2023 Reissue

                                                              Keep It Hid was originally recorded by Auerbach as he was building his first home studio in Akron, Ohio - a precursor to his Easy Eye Sound Studio in Nashville, where Auerbach now records and produces most of the label’s current releases. Inspired by trips to many of his all-time favorite rooms - from Suma Recording in Cleveland to Robin Hood in Texas to Toe Rag in London - Auerbach discovered a passion for studio work that remains at the center of his musical world nearly fifteen years on. Also tapping into his love of record-collecting and crate-digging more than ever before, Keep It Hid was inspired by forgotten 60s psych rock, obscure British power-pop, bluegrass family bands and even the lyricism of his own father, Chuck Auerbach (Dan would go onto produce Chuck’s debut album, Remember Me, in 2018). Another major influence was Dr. John's acid-voodoo classic Gris-Gris, one of Auerbach’s heroes that he would go on to produce just a few years later. The resulting collection spans from echo-laden garage rock ("Heartbroken, In Disrepair") and fuzz-scarred blues ("The Prowl") to haunted Southern soul ("Real Desire") and bittersweet-country comfort ("When The Night Comes"). The album was hailed as “intimate and thrilling” by NPR’s Fresh Air upon its original release, with reviewer Ken Tucker adding it “sounds like a clearing of the throat and mind.”

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Trouble Weighs A Ton
                                                              2. I Want Some More
                                                              3. Heartbroken, In Disrepair
                                                              4. Because I Should
                                                              5. Whispered Words (Pretty Lies)
                                                              6. Real Desire
                                                              7. When The Night Comes
                                                              8. Mean Monsoon
                                                              9. The Prowl
                                                              10. Keep It Hid
                                                              11. My Last Mistake
                                                              12. When I Left The Room
                                                              13. Street Walkin’
                                                              14. Goin’ Home 

                                                              David August


                                                                Fusing laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, David’s newest album D’ANGELO is the sound of a young artist getting in touch with their roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions. Where he channelled this journey into ambience on DCXXXIX A.C. – his debut on his own label, 99CHANTS - D’ANGELO has David deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past and reforming them into something deeply moving.

                                                                He admits that while his strongest emotions have their roots in his formative years, growing up in the picturesque mountain town of Palestrina outside Rome, he never used those emotions creatively, keeping them private until now. “I had never tried to have a dialogue with myself within the music that I was making,” he explains. “Suddenly there were all these questions about identity, my childhood, and an obsession with truth. Although I was scared to confront these questions – when in your life could you fully answer them? – I had to at least approach them to keep creating.”

                                                                D’ANGELO’s spiritual inspiration is rooted in Italy’s rich and complex artistic history, and how certain artists broke boundaries, such as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who mastered the art of polyphonic and counterpointed composition during the Renaissance. “I looked at the Italian culture I grew up with, that has always been present since I was a kid.” He says. “I had to start with a deeper study of these artists, composers, and writers who formed the cultural and emotional bonds I feel towards Italy.”

                                                                Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted the realities of the streets over the ideals of the heavens, taking those who blended into the background of the streets and painting them as saints, as figures of ideation. “Caravaggio was a leading inspiration throughout this process. He was someone I looked up to all the time and had so much respect for; someone who was always trying to picture the implacable reality, and not compromising. Having his paintings on one screen – and my DAW on the other – was one part of the process. It was an attempt to soundtrack his art – his reality – in real time.”

                                                                D’ANGELO is an impassioned, melancholic album that exists in a space that is not easy to translate into words…but do the words always matter?

                                                                David August


                                                                  Fusing laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, David’s newest album D’ANGELO is the sound of a young artist getting in touch with their roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions. Where he channelled this journey into ambience on DCXXXIX A.C. – his debut on his own label, 99CHANTS - D’ANGELO has David deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past and reforming them into something deeply moving.

                                                                  He admits that while his strongest emotions have their roots in his formative years, growing up in the picturesque mountain town of Palestrina outside Rome, he never used those emotions creatively, keeping them private until now. “I had never tried to have a dialogue with myself within the music that I was making,” he explains. “Suddenly there were all these questions about identity, my childhood, and an obsession with truth. Although I was scared to confront these questions – when in your life could you fully answer them? – I had to at least approach them to keep creating.”

                                                                  D’ANGELO’s spiritual inspiration is rooted in Italy’s rich and complex artistic history, and how certain artists broke boundaries, such as Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, who mastered the art of polyphonic and counterpointed composition during the Renaissance. “I looked at the Italian culture I grew up with, that has always been present since I was a kid.” He says. “I had to start with a deeper study of these artists, composers, and writers who formed the cultural and emotional bonds I feel towards Italy.”

                                                                  Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio painted the realities of the streets over the ideals of the heavens, taking those who blended into the background of the streets and painting them as saints, as figures of ideation. “Caravaggio was a leading inspiration throughout this process. He was someone I looked up to all the time and had so much respect for; someone who was always trying to picture the implacable reality, and not compromising. Having his paintings on one screen – and my DAW on the other – was one part of the process. It was an attempt to soundtrack his art – his reality – in real time.”

                                                                  D’ANGELO is an impassioned, melancholic album that exists in a space that is not easy to translate into words…but do the words always matter?

                                                                  Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini

                                                                  Illusion Of Time

                                                                    Renowned UK producer Daniel Avery and acclaimed experimental musician and Nine Inch Nails synth artist Alessandro Cortini release their debut full-length collaboration, ‘Illusion Of Time’, on Avery's long time home Phantasy Sound.

                                                                    Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years. The result, finally completed when both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018, is a quietly powerful album rooted in trust, process and experimentation.

                                                                    “It was very much a shared process,” notes Avery. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take... That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over.”

                                                                    “I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,’’ explains Cortini. “Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.”

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Illusion Of Time
                                                                    CC Pad
                                                                    Space Channel
                                                                    Inside The Ruins
                                                                    At First Sight
                                                                    Interrupted By The Cloud of Light
                                                                    Enter Exit

                                                                    Daniel Avery

                                                                    Drone Logic - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                      The 12 track album was written and produced since the turn of 2013 and mixed with Erol Alkan at 'The Phantasy Sound', the label’s own studio in London. A difficult trick to master but like Carl Craig’s ‘More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art', Plastikman’s ‘Consumed’ or more recently the work of Four Tet, the album works as a cohesive whole rather than a disparate collection of tracks. Innovative and forward thinking, Drone Logic manages to draw influences from beyond the dancefloor via My Bloody Valentine, NEU! and Chris Carter while still having the techno pulse to scale the walls of any club. The wide array of plaudits and early adopters of Avery’s music is proof of this, ranging from acid house legends like The Chemical Brothers, Andrew Weatherall and Richie Hawtin to the best of the new breed in Maya Jane Coles, James Holden and Factory Floor.

                                                                      Firmly established as one of the UK’s most exciting new DJ / producers having cut his teeth in Weatherall’s Shoreditch studio bunker, Drone Logic follows up Avery’s universally acclaimed mix CD for London clubbing institution Fabric where he remains a resident, recent remixes for Primal Scream, The Horrors & Django Django and last year’s Need Electric and Water Jump EPs on Alkan’s Phantasy label. This summer sees him play at Bestival, Festival No.6 and the Green Man festival.

                                                                      “The one thing I knew was that I wanted this record to be a trip. All my favourite artists and DJs, they take the audience with them when they play; people lock into their world for a few hours and can’t easily step out again. You’re with them for the ride. When I go out, I want to give myself up to music. That was the idea for the album.”

                                                                      If the main motivation whilst making Drone Logic was to take the listener on a hi-fidelity trip for the duration of his debut album, then Daniel Avery has emphatically succeeded. From Water Jump’s hypnotic pulse and punch through to the crystalline click of closer Knowing We’ll Be Here via the title track’s elemental acid swirl and New Energy’s take on Neon Lights relocated to a post-midnight cab ride through London, Avery’s debut pushes and pulls at the senses and blurs the boundaries between dancefloor and home listening experience. Thoroughly modern, utterly ‘now’, it’s a record that justifies Andrew Weatherall’s selection of Avery as ‘one to watch’ in Time Out - adding that he that made “gimmick-free machine-funk of the highest order”. Drone Logic is indeed that: an album confident enough to sit comfortably next to the genre’s classics.

                                                                      “Although I wanted to make something very current, something that could only have been made in 2013 - I found myself going back to records like the Chemical Brothers’ Surrender and Dig Your Own Hole as well as albums by Four Tet and Underworld. Records with a real dynamic; records that take you with them. None of those albums sound like ‘computer music’. That was definitely something I wanted to avoid. I wanted the album to have a real life to it; it needed to be much more than just a bloke in a bedroom on a laptop making tracks.”

                                                                      Sonically, Drone Logic doesn’t really fit expected templates of what a dance record in 2013 should sound like. There are no set piece vocals; when voices emerge on tracks, they are invariably disembodied, odd. And as distortion whips across techno-based backing tracks, it splices modern club music with the kind of sounds that forward thinking guitar bands might conjure up. The result is wholly compelling, gloriously transcendent and, yes, trippy. And much like Avery’s lauded FABRICLIVE 66 compilation, Drone Logic follows the path of a precision DJ set.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Waterjump
                                                                      A2. Freefloating
                                                                      A3. Naive Response
                                                                      B1. Drone Logic
                                                                      B2. These Nights Never End
                                                                      B3. Platform Zero
                                                                      C1. Need Electric
                                                                      C2. All I Need
                                                                      C3. Spring 27
                                                                      D1. Simulrec
                                                                      D2. No Energy
                                                                      D3. Knowing We'll Be There

                                                                      Daniel Avery

                                                                      Lone Swordsman (Chris Carter Remix)

                                                                      Two key figures in electronic music pay tribute to the legacy of a major influence, as pioneering producer Chris Carter remixes ‘Lone Swordsman’, Daniel Avery’s seminal tribute to friend and mentor, Andrew Weatherall.

                                                                      The result is a mid-tempo psychedelic dance ritual with a blue sky trajectory overlooking crystalline oceans and passing big fluffy clouds. The wonders of a decent breakbeat and a teasing 303 line instilling optimistic feels and pure positive energy.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Matt says: Avery's tribute to Andrew Weatherall remixed by electronica pioneer Chris Carter (of Chris & Cosey). Say no more really! A tour de force of sound design, synthesis and groove. All at the near-maximum ALFOS-approved tempo of 120BPM ('not knowingly exceeding 122bpm' ;) )

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A. Lone Swordsman (Chris Carter Remix) 

                                                                      Love + Light arrives unexpectedly, following Avery’s recent collaborations with Alessandro Cortini on the critically acclaimed Illusion of Time LP (“a record that suggests Godspeed You! Black Emperor in drone mode, reimagining Music For Airports as if the runways were covered in gravel and air traffic control was on strike,” said Loud & Quiet, while Q hailed it “lush mood music to get lost in”) and alongside Roman Flügel under the alias of Noun. Avery’s previous solo album Song For Alpha was released in 2018 to similar acclaim.

                                                                      Avery shares, “This record has been a real positive force of energy in my life, to the point where it almost formed itself in front of me. In that same spirit, I wanted to share it with you now, as soon as it was finished. As I started to collect the pieces together, it was apparent that the album would be split into two distinct halves but halves that were inexorably tied together. One could not have existed without the other. Music has always been a source of personal strength for me yet I remain fascinated by the power it can possess of its own volition. Releasing the record in this way, just a couple of weeks after the final note had fallen, felt like a decision made by an outside force yet one I agreed with entirely. Stay safe, friends and I’ll see you on the other side soon. DA xxx”

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Barry says: You only need to stop paying attention for a few short months (since Avery's stunning LP with Allesandro Cortini), and Daniel Avery surprises us with exactly the sound we need to bring us through the cold winter months. Glacial atmospherics mix perfectly with warm saturated synth lines and euphoric pads. Classic Avery and as ever, essential.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      London Island
                                                                      Dusting For Smoke
                                                                      Dream Distortion
                                                                      Depth Wish
                                                                      Searing Light, Forward
                                                                      Infinite Future
                                                                      After The Fire
                                                                      Into The Arms Of Stillness
                                                                      Pure Life
                                                                      A Story In E5
                                                                      One More Morning

                                                                      London Island
                                                                      Dusting For Smoke
                                                                      Depth Wish
                                                                      Searing Light, Forward
                                                                      Infinite Future
                                                                      After The Fire
                                                                      Into The Arms Of Stillness
                                                                      Pure Life
                                                                      A Story In E5
                                                                      One More Morning

                                                                      Five years after his critically acclaimed debut Drone Logic, London-based producer Daniel Avery announces his highly anticipated second album Song For Alpha, set for release on March 9th 2018 through Phantasy. The album is preceded on January 19th by a 4-track limited edition 12” vinyl EP titled Slow Fade.

                                                                      The new long player, on which the track ‘Slow Fade’ will appear, follows 2013’s incendiary debut Drone Logic. Upon its release the latter was called “A mesmerising debut" by Mixmag, “Exceptional” by the Times and "A benchmark for so many other dance albums to aspire to" by Dummy, while Pitchfork proclaimed “Avery owns this space.” “Underground dance music with this sort of ambition hasn’t been heard in quite a while", noted Resident Advisor, and Q hailed  "The arrival of a new left­field dance superstar."

                                                                      In the years since, Avery has helmed a DJ-Kicks mix CD, resided over a monthly radio show for NTS Live, curated an extensive remix compilation and collaborated on a series of side-projects including a recent collaboration with Nine Inch Nails synth specialist Alessandro Cortini; he has toured relentlessly, cementing a reputation as one of the defining techno DJs of the decade. He has also worked studiously on what he wanted to say next as a producer. 

                                                                      With newfound energy and time to develop, Avery’s sonic vocabulary has expanded. Here, the booming sound of the big room is brilliantly countered by the music of the small hours. Where celestial ambient lullabies ‘First Light’ and ‘Days From Now’ sit perfectly next to the mesmeric techno assault of ‘Diminuendo’ and ‘Sensation’; where both ‘Projector’ and ‘Clear’ evoke early rave records, only ones engulfed by waves of beautiful cyclonic distortion. William Basinski, Warp’s Artificial Intelligence, Brian Eno plus his own excursions with Alessandro Cortini all serve as touchstones for a record that sees Avery take his signature psychedelic-electronic sound to new dimensions, a sound that plays to the head as much as the body.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Barry says: Delicately presented electroacoustic compositions, supported with a finely honed backbone of melodic suggestion and hypnotic rhythmic pulse, Avery once again proves he is one of the masters of his craft.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      First Light
                                                                      Stereo L
                                                                      Citizen // Nowhere
                                                                      Days From Now
                                                                      Slow Fade
                                                                      Quick Eternity

                                                                      Daniel Avery

                                                                      Together In Static

                                                                        With his now sold out, seated and socially distanced live show Together In Static set to take place at London’s recently restored Hackney Church on 29th May across two sittings, matinee and evening, Daniel Avery announces an 11-track album of the same name, comprised of music created exclusively for the performance.

                                                                        The London-based artist and producer also announces a live stream from the church on 27th May, allowing more fans to experience the immersive performance of previously unheard music combined with the refined and creatively ambitious production Avery has become renowned for. ‘As with many things this past year, the project took on a power and a life of its own right in front of me,’ he explains. ‘The original idea was to simply play a couple of intimate gigs at Hackney Church during the last lockdown. I started to make music specifically for the shows yet, as plans continued to shift, I fell deeper into the waves. I considered a 12’ or an EP but by the time I came up for air, I realised I had a complete record I wanted to share. I feel it’s some of my best work and I’m gassed for you all to hear it.’

                                                                        “Together in Static” comes almost a year to the day after Avery’s surprise third studio album “Love + Light”, released last June in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Where his previous record was hailed by NME as ‘a heartfelt eulogy for the hedonism we’re missing this summer,’ hope and expectation course through the new album. There is joy in communion, and change is coming.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Sil says: A live performance specially written and performed during the madness of the last 18 months gets a nice vinyl release for anyone who couldn't witness it live. I love Daniel Avery so this is a must-listen for me.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Side A
                                                                        Crystal Eyes
                                                                        Yesterday Faded
                                                                        Nowhere Sound
                                                                        The Pursuit Of Joy
                                                                        Fountain Of Peace

                                                                        Side B
                                                                        Together In Static
                                                                        A Life That Is Your Own
                                                                        Hazel And Gold
                                                                        Endless Hours
                                                                        The Midnight Sun

                                                                        Daniel Avery

                                                                        Ultra Truth

                                                                          “I’m in the middle of something I can’t wake up from. And you’re part of it” - Ache Ultra Truth finds me in a very different place to where I’ve been before. My previous albums have all focused on the idea of music being an escape or a distraction from the world but that’s not the case this time. For me this album is about looking directly into the fire, not running away from it. There’s a way through but it involves keeping the important people in your life close to you and navigating the darkness together. This is an intentionally heavy and dense album, the edges frayed by flames. There are hooks but finding them all requires effort from the listener. I want to be incredibly clear that this is not a club album made by a DJ - I couldn’t feel further away from that description right now. I’m no longer dealing in a misty-eyed euphoria. Ultra Truth is a distorted fever dream of a record: noisy, determined and alive. 

                                                                          David Lynch, Nine Inch Nails, Bjork, David Fincher, Silent Hill, Wu-Tang, Chris Cunningham, Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, Deftones, Portishead, Massive Attack, Silent Hill, Hype Williams, Smashing Pumpkins, Kid A….

                                                                          There’s a running theme through all of these influences, something that could crudely described as futuristic gothic noir. It all has a dark, often aggressive edge to it but, importantly, it all has a certain swagger that I was so captivated by in my younger years. That’s where the power lies: it says “this is a leftfield corner of culture but there’s a place here for you here if you want it.” That’s what I felt as a teenager and something I’m carrying through with Ultra Truth. A walk through the darkness together. In every way possible, I’d like to position this album in the world of artists and bands, well away from nightclubs.

                                                                          “Beyond the silent shadow Under the weight of a collapsing sky Close your eyes, and look to the light”

                                                                          - Ultra Truth

                                                                          This is the first time I’ve brought together so many people to join me on the journey and each guest plays a crucial role. I’ve always loved Marie Davidson’s punk approach so she was an obvious choice to open the album; Kelly Lee Owens returns, ten years after being the voice of Drone Logic and now a bona fide superstar in her own right; HAAi is an amazing friend and supernova artist whose beautiful singing voice I’m incredibly proud to feature twice on the record; Matty Healy is a figure I feel isn’t afraid to publicly look into the darkness himself, despite being a huge pop star; Sherelle is probably the most exciting DJ in the world right now and someone who does things entirely on her own terms; Jonnine is the singer from HTRK, one of my favourite bands of all time - having her on Only feels like a dream; James Massiah is a poet whose words feel like they shake the floor when spoken - I needed someone to finish the record with that weight; AK Paul is a soulful force of nature in the studio and the track Ache is just one of the things we’ve been working on; James Greenwood aka Ghost Culture has been my writing/studio partner for over ten years and I’ve always wanted to get his saxophone playing on a track; Manni Dee’s inimitable, burning touch can be felt on literally every second of the record as can that of mixing genius Marta Salogni. This is a collective effort throughout.

                                                                          “The reprise of promise is here Fresh with broken haze Atop the Shadow Mountain Burns the fire of better days”

                                                                          - Chaos Energy

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Barry says: 'Ultra Truth' takes all of Avery's melodic expertise and subverts it beneath a crashing wave of shuddering percussion and sidechained pads. It's like some of Alessandro Cortini's fractured synth gloom rubbed off on Avery after their superb collaborative LP from 2020, and it's a wonderful divergence. Uncompromising and wholly mesmerising.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          New Faith
                                                                          Ultra Truth
                                                                          Wall Of Sleep
                                                                          The Slow Bullet
                                                                          Near Perfect
                                                                          Collapsing Sky
                                                                          Lone Swordsman
                                                                          Overflowing With Escape
                                                                          Chaos Energy
                                                                          Heavy Rain
                                                                          Trip (vinyl Only)
                                                                          Time Takes A While (cd Only)
                                                                          Out Of Silence (cassette Only)

                                                                          David Axelrod

                                                                          Heavy Axe - 2023 Reissue

                                                                            Legendary composer & producer David Axelrod’s solo album Heavy Axe is a jazz-rock opus that encapsulated the preeminent sound of the of the mid ‘70s. With a little help from legendary players like Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Cannonball Adderley and George Duke, Heavy Axe crisscrosses between lush funk sounds and full, round low end and majestic orchestral flourishes that made Axelrod’s sonic realm a goldmine for sample-hungry hip-hop beatmakers from the ‘90s until today.

                                                                            This 180-gram reissue of Heavy Axe was cut from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI, and comes packaged in a tip-on jacket. 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            1. Get Up Off Your Knees
                                                                            2. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
                                                                            3. You're So Vain
                                                                            4. My Family
                                                                            Side B
                                                                            1. Mucho Chupar
                                                                            2. Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing
                                                                            3. It Ain't For You
                                                                            4. Everything Counts

                                                                            All too often, rare records suck ass. Yeah they're rare, and only wotzizname from wherever the fuck has a copy, but they tend to be average variations of well known jams, with their scarcity merely a novelty.

                                                                            But then there are records like this, popping up out of nowhere only to blow your musically obsessed mind! From a quick scan of the centre label, you'd be forgiven for thinking this is your standard Chicago acid track, desireable only for the posibility of a few motivational spoken word cuts. When you whack the platter on the player however, you experience something very different indeed. A spiritual journey through cosmic keys and subtle percussion, which vibrates at your very core, enriching your soul with every passing moment.

                                                                            Frustrated at her students' lack of cultural awareness, Miami-Dade public school teacher Dr Mary Sullivan Bain recorded ‘Do You Know Black History’ in 1985, self releasing it as a single for educational purposes. Original copies didn't make it much much further than Florida’s public school libraries and the record has been shrouded in mystery up until now. Produced with no label constraints, this cross-genre grail sits comfortably in many boxes... 808’s, bass synths, deep chords, live percussion and effects dubbed into the mix. The production leans towards the electronic diy framework that informed the local sound on the Miami south side. The vocal side offers an inspirational account of Black history, full of passion and pain, while the instrumental side strolls through outer space and Ibizan sunset, sounding exactly like the kind of sublime ambient cut you'd find on a battered old Café del Mar. Reissued officially for the first time ever by Backatcha, this is a total one of a kind.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A. Do You Know Black History
                                                                            B. Do You Know Black History (Instrumental)

                                                                            Devendra Banhart was born in Houston, Texas, and moved with his mother to her native Caracas, Venezuela, when his parents separated. The family relocated to Los Angeles during his teenage years; it was there that he learned to speak English, skateboard, and play music. Banhart first began to perform in public while attending the San Francisco Art Institute. He has since lived in New York City, Paris, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, where he currently resides.

                                                                            Banhart first attracted international notice with his 2002 debut album, Oh Me Oh My… The Way the Day Goes By the Sun Is Setting Dogs Are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit – a collection of recordings he had made for himself. Subsequent albums include Rejoicing in the Hands (2004), Niño Rojo (2004), Cripple Crow (2005), and Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon (2007), and What Will We Be (2009). Mala, his Nonesuch debut, was described by Q as a ‘career-best’ and by the Wall Street Journal as his ‘most concise, hushed and winsome effort to date’. Banhart has collaborated with fellow musicians including Anohni (formerly known as Antony) and the Johnsons, Beck, Vashti Bunyan, Os Mutantes, and Vetiver. He also has performed with both Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso, and was part of a David Byrne–curated concert at Carnegie Hall.

                                                                            An accomplished visual artist, Banhart’s distinctive, minutely inked, often enigmatic drawings have appeared in galleries all over the world, including the Art Basel Contemporary Art Fair in Miami; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels; and Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2015 Prestel published I Left My Noodle on Ramen Street, a collection of his of drawings, paintings, and mixed media pieces. He has created the cover art for most of his records, and in 2010 his artwork and packaging for What Will We Be was nominated for a Grammy.

                                                                            Ape in Pink Marble, Devendra Banhart’s ninth album, was written, produced, arranged, and recorded in Los Angeles by the singer/songwriter/guitarist with his longtime collaborators Noah Georgeson and Josiah Steinbrick, both of whom also worked on Banhart’s most recent album, Mala (2013). 

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Middle Names
                                                                            2. Good Time Charlie
                                                                            3. Jon Lends A Hand
                                                                            4. Mara
                                                                            5. Fancy Man
                                                                            6. Fig In Leather
                                                                            7. Theme For A Taiwanese Woman In Lime Green
                                                                            8. Souvenirs
                                                                            9. Mourner’s Dance
                                                                            10. Saturday Night
                                                                            11. Linda
                                                                            12. Lucky
                                                                            13. Celebration

                                                                            Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson


                                                                              Last spring, Devendra Banhart and Noah Georgeson started to make a record that was like nothing they had made before — an ambient album that would be both a haven from a suddenly terrified world and a heartfelt musical dialogue between two artists who have been friends and collaborators for over two decades. Refuge is an album of profound meditative beauty which offers the listener a much-needed sense of peace and renewal. But while it was recorded in 2020 its roots go back much further — all the way to the start of their friendship and, beyond that, to the shared sounds and ethics of their childhoods.

                                                                              Devendra grew up in Venezuela while Noah, six years older, is a native of Nevada City, California. But as they got to know each other, they realised that they had a similar history in the New Age subculture of the 1980s: a world of meditation, Eastern music, the Bhagavad Gita and The Whole Earth Catalog. Childhood memories were coloured by the aromas of health food stores and the sound of New Age labels like Windham Hill Records. Noah, whose production and mixing credits include Joanna Newsom and the Strokes, came on board as co-producer of Devendra’s 2005 album Cripple Crow and they have been working together ever since.

                                                                              It was while making Devendra’s 2019 album Ma that the pair finally decided to make their ambient record. Despite complicating logistics, 2020 created an emotional craving for music with this contemplative, therapeutic quality. Inspired by both memories of the past and the needs of the present, Refuge is an act of companionship and generosity which gives the listener room to breathe. “We’re hoping to create a sense of comfort and coming back to the moment,” Devendra says. “It’s really important to have a little bit of space between us and our anxieties and impulses. What you do with that space is up to you.” Dorian Lynskey May 2021

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              SIDE A: 
                                                                              1. Book Of Bringhi
                                                                              2. A Cat
                                                                              3. Rise From Your Wave
                                                                              4. Peloponnese Lament

                                                                              SIDE B:
                                                                              5. In A Cistern
                                                                              6. Into Clouds
                                                                              7. For Em

                                                                              SIDE C: 
                                                                              8. Three Gates
                                                                              9. Horn In Deep Night
                                                                              10. Sky Burial

                                                                              SIDE D:
                                                                              11. Asura Cave
                                                                              12. Aran In Repose
                                                                              13. Lament Return

                                                                              Devendra Banhart

                                                                              Cripple Crow

                                                                                "Cripple Crow" finds Devendra continuing his extraordinary growth as a writer, vocalist and musician. Songs like "Now That I Know" and "I Do Dig A Certain Girl" among others provide more of the hushed, mysterious acoustic alchemy that delighted listeners on preceding set though the new tunes show still greater artistic depth and delicacy. Other performances are more elaborate featuring a range of electric instruments, rock rhythm section, sitar, flute, violin, cello, exotic percussion, et cetera. Banhart and company evoke a tribe of sun-dappled psychedelic gypsies on "When They Come", while "Long Haired Child" has a more acid-damaged garage-band cut and thrust. "Pensando Enti", "Quedate Luna" and "Luna De Margarita" are gorgeous ballads sung in lilting Spanish. All in all, "Cripple Crow" witnesses Banhart furthering his mastery of the acoustic/experimental idiom he helped pioneer as well providing himself with fresh challenges an artist.

                                                                                Devendra Banhart

                                                                                Flying Wig

                                                                                  Flying Wig is an album of recurrent dualities; a can of paradoxes, a box of worms. The redwood and pine-surrounded cabin studio where Banhart was “constantly listening to The Grateful Dead” somehow birthed something slick, modernist, city pop-adjacent and Enoesque.

                                                                                  Banhart's eleventh record, it's the actualisation of a “precious friendship” with the acclaimed solo artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer and Mexican Summer stable-mate Cate Le Bon — a coming together prophesied by the mirror-image titles of their early solo albums (Banhart’s 2002 Oh Me Oh My to Le Bon’s 2009 Me Oh My) and a tenderness built on crude haircuts (“we finally met, soon after she was cutting my hair with a fork and that was that”) and home-made tattoos — but never previously translated into the recording studio.

                                                                                  “It’s about transmuting despair into gratitude, wounds into forgiveness, and grief into praise,” - the product of a ritualistic creative practice that melts down and re-casts as it mulls, the stuff of sadness beautified as it changes shape — culminating in a record that “sounds like getting a very melancholic massage, or weeping, but in a really nice outfit… if I’m going to cry, I wanna do it in my best dress.”

                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                  Barry says: A silk-smooth melting pot of neo-soul, woozy Balearic and city pop, all topped with Banhart's syrupy vocals. There are hooks aplenty, but they sit beneath waves of reverb-drenched keys, guitar and bursts of trill brass.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Feeling
                                                                                  2. Fireflies
                                                                                  3. Nun
                                                                                  4. Sight Seer
                                                                                  5. Sirens
                                                                                  6. Charger
                                                                                  7. Flying Wig
                                                                                  8. Twin
                                                                                  9. May
                                                                                  10. The Party

                                                                                  Devendra Banhart

                                                                                  Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon

                                                                                    Devendra Banhart has emerged as one of the most fascinating, unpredictable and inspiring artists of his generation. For the writing and recording of "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon" Banhart set up housekeeping in a rustic hillside home in the longstanding bohemian enclave of Topanga, North of Los Angeles. Basic tracks were laid down using a core lineup of Banhart (guitar, piano, Cuatro, psaltery), Georgeson (zither, guitar, backing vocals, Hammond B-3, bass, et al), Luckey Remington (bass, guitar, background singing, water drum and freedom chime), Greg Rogove (drums, tablas, supporting vocals, geese and duck calls, pots and pans, mop stomp), and Pete Newsom (piano, keyboards, backing vox). The other musical contributors being Rodrigo Amarante (from Brasil's Los Hermanos on guitar and harmony vocals), Andy Cabic (guitar, vocal support) and Otto Hauser (drums). Where Devendra's previous album "Cripple Crow" sounded like Devendra trading licks with a never ending caravan of passing musical gypsies, "Smokey…" is very much the work of a band. The vocal arrangements are noticeably more intricate and ambitious with lush harmonies running through many of these numbers. The instrumental performances are comfortably loose but in-the-pocket - a rich blend of acoustic and electric guitars, understated drumming and gentle percussion, diffident bass and a variety of downhome keyboards, subtly coloured with the occasional lightest touch of strings or woodwinds.

                                                                                    Don Blackman

                                                                                    Say You'll Be Mine / Your Love Makes Me Crazy

                                                                                      A pianist, songwriter, producer, and vocalist from New York he is a mystical figure for record collectors, one of those artists where if you found an old dusty record with Don's name on it, you'd buy it on sight. He is best known for his 1982 magnum-opus, the eponymous album that featured the all-time classics 'Heart's Desire' and 'Holding You, Loving You'. He also collaborated with other greats such as Bernard Wright, Weldon Irvine, Roy Ayers, and Lenny White.

                                                                                      We couldn't believe it when Chicago DJ/ digger/ producer, Marc Davis, told us there was a vault of unreleased Don Blackman material. Marc had reached out to Don's children, Irene and Kyle, in 2019, building a relationship with Kyle with whom he shared a musical affinity. To Marc's delight, Kyle confirmed that there was indeed a treasure trove. As Kyle described it, "In 2013, shortly after my dad's passing, my sister and I collected all of his possessions and put them in a storage unit. I came across forty years' worth of music history. Hundreds of cassettes, CDs, Disks, reel- to- reels, paperwork, photos and VHS tapes. It took about ten years to organise and digitise everything. All of this magic was almost thrown away in the trash, never to be seen, never to be heard forever."

                                                                                      Two tracks were selected, 'Your Love Makes Me Crazy' and 'Say You'll Be Mine'. 'Your Love Makes Me Crazy' is as funky as it gets, with infectiously catchy vocal hooks, and a serious jam, whereas 'Say You'll Be Mine' is a classy, soulful boogie, instrumental number, that shows off Don's masterful piano playing. Both tracks warrant full attention and capture a master at work. He was also a one-man show when it came to production, playing all of the instruments when recording these tunes in his home studio in South Jamaica, Queens.

                                                                                      On first hearing the tracks, Marc knew he wanted to extend the songs and enlisted fellow Chicago legend, Tone B. Nimble, to work on the project with him. Their extension/ edit of the songs was conducted in a way that was respectful and true to how the tracks were originally recorded by Don. They extended and resequenced the groovy parts of the songs organically for the DJs and dancers.

                                                                                      The final words on this release are best coming from Kyle, "We are very excited and thrilled to continue to share all of this unreleased magic with the world. We hope that this music will help, heal, and inspire a new generation of artists to never give up, and to strive for what their hearts desire."

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Say You'll Be Mine
                                                                                      Your Love Makes Me Crazy

                                                                                      Daniel Blumberg


                                                                                        On&On, is the brand new album from Daniel Blumberg. A 9-track song-cycle that confirms the London musician and visual artist as a unique creative force, pushing the art of song into expansive new territories.

                                                                                        On&On - which follows 2018’s Minus, Blumberg’s debut for Mute - is a consolidation of the deconstructed song aesthetic he has developed, operating at the intersection between conventional song structures and free improvisation. Now he takes this further, incorporating recurring, shape-shifting motifs and at times dissolving the boundaries between songs altogether.

                                                                                        Born out of live sessions with the same core group of players as Minus: Daniel Blumberg (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ute Kanngiesser (cello), Billy Steiger (violin), Tom Wheatley (double bass) and Jim White (drums), with the addition of electronic maverick Elvin Brandhi (vocals). As such it represents a deepening of relationships and distillation of techniques for this tight-knit group of free-playing musicians, who are loosely based around Café OTO.

                                                                                        The album is recorded by Peter Walsh (Scott Walker), who has captured the group’s extraordinary performances - encompassing the full expressive range of their instruments from softly-bowed melodies and tender vocal harmonies to rough-hewn scrapes, plucks and rattles - while the sound of the room and the outside world spill naturally into the sound field.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1 On&On
                                                                                        2 Sidestep Summer
                                                                                        3 On&On&On
                                                                                        4 Bound
                                                                                        5 Silence Breaker
                                                                                        6 On&On&On&On
                                                                                        7 Teethgritter
                                                                                        8 On&On&On&On&On
                                                                                        9 Pillow

                                                                                        Daniel Blumberg


                                                                                          GUT, the brand new album from Ivor Novello winning musician and composer Daniel Blumberg.

                                                                                          An unflinchingly raw and personal album. A suite of six songs performed entirely by Blumberg comprising an extraordinary, soaring vocal take and an unconventional palette of bass harmonica, Steinberger ebass, synthesiser and electronic drums. The album makes reference to the intestinal disease Blumberg has suffered over the last few years, its songs tracing a body stripped back and rebuilt: renderings of pain, frustration and fatigue in ballads made sinew and bone.

                                                                                          New York director Brady Corbet (Vox Lux, Childhood of a Leader) has made a film to the album shot on 16mm, which will be released at a later date.

                                                                                          GUT is Blumberg’s third solo record on Mute following the release of Minus (2018) and On&On (2020), as well as his award winning score for the film The World To Come (dir. Mona Fastvold, 2021).

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. BONE
                                                                                          2. CHEERUP
                                                                                          3. HOLDBACK
                                                                                          4. BODY
                                                                                          5. KNOCK
                                                                                          6. GUT

                                                                                          Daniel Blumberg


                                                                                            Daniel Blumberg announces his debut album release for Mute, ‘Minus’, the first release under his own name.

                                                                                            An astonishing work, the record weds an improvisational, free-music ethos to the rawest emotional songwriting, rooted deep in the personal turmoil Blumberg experienced whilst making the record.

                                                                                            The album was recorded live with legendary producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker’s collaborator since ‘Climate Of Hunter’) in just five days during a remote residential stay in Wales, amidst a debilitating breakup with his partner of seven years along with Blumberg's ongoing struggle with mental illness which resulted in his hospitalization just a week before recording.

                                                                                            Still only 27 years old, Blumberg has written himself a rich musical history; from his teenage band who signed to XL whilst he was still at school, onto and through the projects of Yuck, Oupa and Hebronix, whilst solidifying close creative partnerships with the likes of David Berman (Silver Jews), Low, Lambchop and Royal Trux’s Neil Michael Hagerty (with whom Blumberg has performed as a member of the Howling Hex).

                                                                                            With ‘Minus’, though, there is a sense that Daniel Blumberg has finally arrived at the place he has been searching for - an arresting and progressive work, one which is set to establish him as one of Britain’s most unique contemporary voices.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            The Fuse
                                                                                            The Bomb
                                                                                            Used To Be Older

                                                                                            Daniel Blumberg

                                                                                            The World To Come

                                                                                              Daniel Blumberg has composed an enchanting new original score for Mona Fastvold’s critically acclaimed The World To Come. The film premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival 2020 and was released in UK cinemas during Summer 2021. Highlighted as “a marvelous score” in Variety and “powerfully moving” by The Film Stage, the score includes the title track featuring Josephine Foster. Blumberg enlisted the talents of an ensemble of radical, internationally revered musicians, whilst the score was co-produced with world-renowned producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker).

                                                                                              Released on Limited edition double clear vinyl and CD.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              A1 Opening (Dyer’s Farmhouse)
                                                                                              A2 Nellie
                                                                                              A3 Abigail’s Walk
                                                                                              A4 Tallie
                                                                                              A5 Flummoxed
                                                                                              A6 Chicken Plucking
                                                                                              A7 The Storm
                                                                                              A8 Falling In Love
                                                                                              B1 First Kiss
                                                                                              B2 The Orchard
                                                                                              B3 The Woods
                                                                                              B4 Spying House
                                                                                              B5 Thoughts And Townships
                                                                                              B6 The Fire
                                                                                              B7 Empty House
                                                                                              B8 Tallie Missing
                                                                                              C1 Finny Letter
                                                                                              C2 Atlas
                                                                                              C3 The Wagon
                                                                                              C4 Love And Death
                                                                                              C5 Rooftop
                                                                                              C6 The World To Come
                                                                                              D1 Abigail’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)
                                                                                              D2 Tallie’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)

                                                                                              Dean Blunt

                                                                                              50 Cent / Trident

                                                                                              Hype Williams man Dean Blunt preceeds his soon-come 'Black Metal' LP with this super-limited 12". Showcasing more of Blunt's eclecticism, '50 Cent' combines spacious, shimmering, reverb-laden lo-fi shoegaze guitar work and simple kick-snare machine drumming used as a hip hop break. Over this Williams adds a melancholic rap, duetting with a choral female vocal in a call and response style. 'Trident' offers a more straight forward rap, but again over an inventive dark and grimey backing track. It's indie hip hop, but not as you know it.

                                                                                              Dean Blunt

                                                                                              Black Metal 2

                                                                                                I was tardy with my introduction to the genius that is Dean Blunt, ignoring the Hype Williams and Babyfather brilliance and only encountering the minimal magic of the first 'Black Metal' during my second year at Piccadilly. Shown the way by Ryan Horsebeach, Mike Riley Jones and Matt Ward, I bought the cryptic release and well and truly lost my shit...over and over again...for years. To say I'm excited by the appearance of a second instalment from the reclusive musician would be a wild understatement. 

                                                                                                The LP opens with strings and solemnity via 'Vigil', a sparse and beautiful reminder of Blunt's trademark sound - intimacy bordering on claustrophobia, nocturnal and emotive. The chiming guitars join the poised drum patterns for 'Mugu' and 'Dash Snow', a pair of bedsit vignettes which Javi just described as a London cabbie's reaction to Drill while Vini Reilly tunes up - this is a good thing by the way. Blunt's is a music of longing, vulnerability and beauty, presented as concise and considered songs which combine to form their own sonic landscape. Referential (the cover blacks out all everything from Dre's 2001 but the 2) but never reverential, Blunt, aided and abetted by Joanne Robertson somehow beats his personal best, and we should all be grateful we get to hear it.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Vigil
                                                                                                2. Mugu
                                                                                                3. Dash Snow
                                                                                                4. Sketamine
                                                                                                5. Semtex
                                                                                                6. La Raza
                                                                                                7. Nil By Mouth
                                                                                                8. Zaza
                                                                                                9. Woosah
                                                                                                10. The Rot

                                                                                                Dan Boadi & The African Internationals

                                                                                                Money Is The Root Of Evil B/W Duodu Wuo Ye Ya

                                                                                                  "After receiving regional praise for his 1976 debut Abrabo, Dan Boadi set his sights on leaving Ghana and bringing his highlife sensibilities to an American audience. Recorded at Paul Serrano namesake studio on E. 22rd St. in Chicago, Boadi's U.S. debut showcased the true scope of his musical range weaving in and out of funk, highlife, afrobeat, and reggae. The title track immediately demands the listener' attention with a chugging drum lead by The African International's King Tuch setting the pace for Boadi's colorful orchestration to follow. Money Is The Root of Evi claims t's own space as a musical melting pot and reflects the excitement Boadi waslearningto harness as a musician in his newfound home of Chicago."

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. Money Is The Root Of Evil (Edit)
                                                                                                  B1. Duodo (Edit)

                                                                                                  MMW1 and DFA are proud to present a special duo release from Dan Bodan and Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip). A call and response, the release features an original demo recording from 2009 by Bodan and a recent cover version by Taylor.

                                                                                                  Written and recorded in New Orleans during a summer of too much JT Leroy and True Blood, Dan Bodan’s original demo of ‘Under a Cancer Sky’ is a Ballardian ballad dedicated to the gods of Sex, Cars and Zodiac.

                                                                                                  Taylor’s take on the song is decidedly more sensual, abandoning the gothic highways of Route 66 for a night ride through Dubai or Neo-Tokyo, effortlessly zipping along between blinking skyscrapers in a self-driving car.

                                                                                                  Hailing from Liege in Belgium, David Body has been put on our radar with releases on the fine Endless Music, but this EP for Exploited’s cult collected Black Jukebox series is truly next level house music!

                                                                                                  Timed perfectly for that sweet Summer release, "I Bird You" is a seriously charming affair, led by a colourful, sugary-sweet refrain that twinkles and sparkles in cute fashion. A warm deep house groove crafted through swirling Rhodes chords builds the vibe before the flowery melody explodes into life, pushing the track into an altogether more magical direction. Playing this at one of the first festivals of Summer 2022 could be a truly spiritual occassion! There's 'nuff tension from the last two years to warrent a full-on maximum love in; and tracks like this could be the perfect catalyst!

                                                                                                  "Jack Me Baby" channels rubbery bass and a galloping house beat, with minor piano chords creating a dramatic feel as a classic vocal sample whoops away in delight. The enormous snare-roll propelled build-up thrusts the track into overdrive, with a delightful, balmy synth line woven in to provide a mystical counterbalance. Another hand-aloft rush of euphoria to sound track the party season. 

                                                                                                  "The Talking Mouettes" is a supremely feel-good slab of Balearic-tinged peak time house, with choice piano chords cut up and cascading over a high-energy groove. Big squelchy melodic bass wiggles under the chords and shoulder-popping chime riff, with plenty of power and punch scattered throughout to keep the vibes rolling. Cleverly warped vox the icing on this sweet slice of sonic cake.  

                                                                                                  "Endless Love" is an absolute monster to close the EP, a soaring, triumphant electro-disco beauty that overflows with euphoric melody and ecstatic, eyes-closed-and-rolling tingles. It just keeps building and building through layer upon layer of synth mastery to an explosive, epic climax.

                                                                                                  Shir Khan's series has always been a big hitter here at Picc HQ but this is one of the biggest 12"s from the firm for some time. Get them orders in quick! 

                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Martin says: It's been an eternity since Shir Khan's had us cantering around the shop. It's with huge delight that I can state, with authority, that David Body's launched us into the party season with this collection of open air festival house anthems.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  A1. David Body - I Bird You
                                                                                                  A2. David Body - Jack Me Baby
                                                                                                  B1. David Body - The Talking Mouettes
                                                                                                  B2. David Body - Endless Love

                                                                                                  Deborah Bonham

                                                                                                  The Old Hyde

                                                                                                    Tragedy seems to have been on Deborah Bonham's shoulder since her uncle John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died suddenly in 1980. In the candid and compelling descriptions she writes to introduce each song, one can't help but admire her for coming through it all and being all the stronger for it. It certainly shows in the songs.

                                                                                                    David Boulter


                                                                                                      David Boulter is a founding member of Tindersticks, he has made over 20 studio albums and film soundtracks with the band. Nottingham born, but based in Prague since 1998, under his own name he has worked on music for many films. These include an eight-part serial Pustina/Wasteland for HBO Europe, the American movie Five Nights In Maine and recently two documentaries with Turkish/Belgian director Volkan Uce. Yarmouth is his first solo LP.

                                                                                                      The inspiration for Yarmouth came when David, arrived a day early for a show at the Arts Centre in Norwich, and made an impromptu visit by train to the seaside town where had spent his childhood holidays.

                                                                                                      In a year when most of us have been unable to travel, Yarmouth offers an escape to summers past. It recalls the saturated colours of a John Hinde postcard in musical form. With a sound palette based around an old 1970’s Lowrey organ, flutes, violin, vintage tape echo and a Premiere vibraphone, it captures a dreamy side of Yarmouth. Sun- drenched childhood memories, long shadows on the sand, the sound of seagulls and waves breaking on the shore. The magic of the fair - the entrance guarded by a huge mechanical giant, club in hand, while the roller coaster rattles overhead on a backboard of painted mountains peaks. As the sun goes down, noise drifts out from the amusement arcades, and neon flickers on Marine Parade, lighting up the fountains in candy floss colours.

                                                                                                      “As I stepped off the train, the weight of time passed hit me. I was overwhelmed by a sense of sadness and loss. As I walked along the streets, looking for Trudy’s, I didn’t expect her, but I did find the house. Slowly, as I recognised buildings, streets, memories. I began to smile. I hadn’t lost anything. Great Yarmouth had changed. So had I. But the warmth of those sunny childhood summers was still there.” David Boulter 2020

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Barry says: There is nothing in this world that would make me miss a Clay Pipe release, and this one was CLOSE. One of the best labels around, i'm absolutely sure this will be amazing. Get in while you can!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Across Sea To Sand
                                                                                                      2.The Flower Clock
                                                                                                      3 Looking For Trudy
                                                                                                      4. Marine Parade
                                                                                                      5. Sandcastles
                                                                                                      6. The Milk Bar
                                                                                                      7. Rusty Old Pedal Car
                                                                                                      8. Across Sand To Sea Crab Claws
                                                                                                      9. Roller Skates The Tower Ballroom
                                                                                                      10. The Morning Mist
                                                                                                      11. See Saw
                                                                                                      12. Knickerbocker Glory
                                                                                                      13. Roller Coaster Ride
                                                                                                      14. The End Of The Pier

                                                                                                      Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                      The Dubmaster: The Essential Anthology

                                                                                                        Since making his recording debut in the early Seventies with legendary British reggae band, Matumbi, Dennis 'Blackbeard' Bovell has repeatedly demonstrated his supreme talent and versatility in a variety of music fields. And yet enormity of his impact upon the UK's music scene over the past five decades has remained largely overlooked.

                                                                                                        The DuBMASTER - The Essential Anthology' sets to finally address this injustice by presenting the first serious retrospective of Dennis's output as both a performer and producer.

                                                                                                        Charting his career from the Seventies up to the present day, this handsomely packaged double vinyl gatefolded album presents 24 of his most celebrated reggae works - including Janet Kay's seminal lovers rock classic, "Silly Games" - as well as rarities and previously unissued treasures from the vaults.

                                                                                                        Compiled by the artist himself, the collection is further enhanced by Dennis's fascinating account of his life in the music business over the past half century, with his words enriched by rare photos.

                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Matt says: Much needed anthology of this oft-overlooked, multi-talented national treasure. Quietly responsible for so much magic across UK reggae, lover’s rock, street soul, post-punk and even pop. Focussing on his reggae-based work with vocalists from Janet Kay to Delroy Wilson; it also contains photos and hand-written tales from this fascinatingly enigmatic character.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        LP 1.
                                                                                                        Side One
                                                                                                        1. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        2. Za-Ion – Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        3. Blood Ah Go Run – Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi
                                                                                                        4. Choose Me – Dennis Bovell As African Stone
                                                                                                        5. Row, Row, Row – Dennis Bovell & The 4th St Orchestra
                                                                                                        6. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        Side Two
                                                                                                        1. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        2. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        3. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        4. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        5. Pickin’ Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        6. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                        LP 2
                                                                                                        Side One
                                                                                                        1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
                                                                                                        2. A Little Way Different - Errol Dunkley
                                                                                                        3. Differentah – Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn
                                                                                                        4. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy
                                                                                                        5. Our Tune – Marie Pierre
                                                                                                        6. Tom Hark - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
                                                                                                        Side Two
                                                                                                        1. African Queen - Errol Campbell
                                                                                                        2. Africa Is Our Land - Joshua Moses
                                                                                                        3. Take Five - The Young Lions
                                                                                                        4. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson
                                                                                                        5. Guide Us, Jah - Johnny Clarke
                                                                                                        6. Can't Go Through (With Life) (Dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre

                                                                                                        CD1 (The Master):
                                                                                                        1. Run Rasta Run - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
                                                                                                        2. Za-Ion - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        3. Half Way To Za-Ion (Za-lon Dub) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        4. Come With Me - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Curtis*
                                                                                                        5. Run Dem Out - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        6. Raindrops - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        7. Eye Water (Raindrops Dub) - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        8. Blood Ah Go Run / Blood Dem (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As Dennis Matumbi*
                                                                                                        9. The Grunwick Affair - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        10. Choose Me (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell As African Stone*
                                                                                                        11. Row, Row, Row Aka Rowing Down The River (12" Mix) - Dennis Bovell & The 4th Street Orchestra
                                                                                                        12. Brain Damage - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        13. Chief Inspector - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        14. Dub Master - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        15. Pow Wow - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        16. Silly Dub - Dennis Bovell*
                                                                                                        17. Oh Mama Oh Papa - Dennis Bovell
                                                                                                        18. Pickin' Up The Pieces - Dennis Bovell & The Dub Band
                                                                                                        19. Caught You In A Lie - Dennis Bovell*
                                                                                                        20. After Tonight (acoustic Version) - Dennis Bovell

                                                                                                        CD2 (The Artists):
                                                                                                        1. Silly Games - Janet Kay
                                                                                                        2. A Little Way Different / Differentah (12" Mix) - Errol Dunkley Featuring Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
                                                                                                        3. Jah Man - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                        4. Jah Man Dub - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                        5. Cry – Angelique*
                                                                                                        6. Heights - Good Breed*
                                                                                                        7. Get Up Stand Up - I Roy*
                                                                                                        8. Our Tune - Marie Pierre*
                                                                                                        9. Tom Hark (7" Mix) - Captain Morgan & His Merry Men
                                                                                                        10. Positive Vibrations - Pebbles
                                                                                                        11. African Queen - Errol Campbell*
                                                                                                        12. Africa (Is Our Land) - Joshua Moses*
                                                                                                        13. Take Five - The Young Lions*
                                                                                                        14. Portrait Of You - Gladwin Wright*
                                                                                                        15. Hooked On You - Delroy Wilson*
                                                                                                        16. Guide Us, Jah (12" Mix) - Johnny Clarke*
                                                                                                        17. Nasty - Julio ‘Dreadful’ Finn*
                                                                                                        18. Can't Go Through (With Life) (dancehall Version) - Marie Pierre*

                                                                                                        20th May, 2016 marks forty years to the day that David Bowie's first ever best-of compilation, including songs from 1969 to 1976, CHANGESONEBOWIE was released. To mark this anniversary the album has now been reissued.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Space Oddity (2015 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        2. John, I'm Only Dancing (Sax Version) [2012 Remastered Version]
                                                                                                        3. Changes (2015 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        4. Ziggy Stardust (2012 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        5. Suffragette City (2012 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        6. The Jean Genie (2013 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        7. Diamond Dogs (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        8. Rebel Rebel (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        9. Young Americans (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        10. Fame (2016 Remastered Version)
                                                                                                        11. Golden Years (2016 Remastered Version)

                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                        Heathen - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                        2002's 'Heathen' reunited David Bowie with producer Tony Visconti ('Space Oddity', 'Heroes', 'The Man Who Sold The World') for the first time in 20 years and featured guest appearances by Who legend Pete Townshend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. Townshend, who last worked with Bowie on the 1980 Scary Monsters And Super Creeps track "Because You're Young," contributes an incendiary lead guitar line to the track "Slow Burn," which Bowie called "the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I've heard Pete play."

                                                                                                        "Slow Burn" also features a performance from The Borneo Horns, who accompanied Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour while Grohl takes lead guitar duties on the Neil Young cover "I’ve Been Waiting." Other standout tracks on Heathen include the sublime "I Would Be Your Slave," the uptempo "Afraid," the epic "Slip Away" and "Everyone Says Hi," a beautifully melodic tune with a classic Visconti string arrangement.

                                                                                                        “Heathenism is a state of mind,” explained Bowie. “You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any God’s presence in his life. He is the 21st Century man. There’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs, but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.”

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                        1. Sunday
                                                                                                        2. Cactus
                                                                                                        3. Slip Away
                                                                                                        4. Slow Burn
                                                                                                        5. Afraid
                                                                                                        6. I've Been Waiting For You
                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                        1. I Would Be Your Slave
                                                                                                        2. I Took A Trip On A Gemini Spaceship
                                                                                                        3. 5:15 The Angels Have Gone
                                                                                                        4. Everyone Says 'Hi'
                                                                                                        5. A Better Future
                                                                                                        6. Heathen (The Rays)

                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                        Live Santa Monica '72

                                                                                                          Recorded from Bowie's first live American broadcast, this October 20, 1972 concert catches Bowie at the height of his powers, shortly after the release of Ziggy Stardust. Highlights includes supberb live versions of "Jean Genie" and "Rock and Roll Suicide", and a nod to Lou Reed's influence on him with a cover of "Waiting For The Man".

                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                          The 'Mercury' Demos

                                                                                                            As part of the ongoing celebrations marking 50 years since David Bowie’s first hit, ‘Space Oddity’, and following the recent ‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ and ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ collections, 'The “Mercury" Demos’ are 10 early Bowie recordings captured live in one take to a Revox reel to reel tape machine in David’s flat in spring 1969, with accompaniment from John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson on guitar and vocals.

                                                                                                            The version of ‘Space Oddity’ from the Demos, originally released with edits on the Sound & Vision boxset, is presented here in its true context for the first time. The other nine recordings on the album are all previously unreleased. In addition to Bowie originals, the session also includes the Roger Bunn composition ‘Life Is A Circus’ (which features in an earlier demo version on the ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ set) and the Lesley Duncan composition ‘Love Song’ later recorded by Elton John for his ‘Tumbleweed Connection’ album. David’s own ‘Conversation Piece’ is announced as ‘a new song’ and ‘Janine’ features a short nineteen second section sung to the melody of The Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’.

                                                                                                            'The ‘’Mercury" Demos’ set will come in a replica of the original tape box and will feature 1 LP, a print, two photo contact sheets and sleeve notes by Mark Adams. The labels of the LP feature the same EMIDISC acetate styling as ‘Spying Through A Keyhole’ and ‘Clareville Grove Demos’ with the song titles in David’s own handwriting.

                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: The latest in a long line of Bowie reissues sees an incredibly personal and intimate recording of a number of unreleased gems and absolute rarities. With the quality of Bowie's recorded work being so high, it's unbelievable that there could be so much gold still hidden, but this goes to show there is. A brilliantly presented, and fascinating insight into his unrivalled talent.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Side 1
                                                                                                            Space Oddity
                                                                                                            An Occasional Dream
                                                                                                            Conversation Piece
                                                                                                            I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione)

                                                                                                            Side 2
                                                                                                            Lover To The Dawn
                                                                                                            Love Song
                                                                                                            When I’m Five
                                                                                                            Life Is A Circus

                                                                                                            The LP Is Mono And Plays At 33 1/3 R.p.m.

                                                                                                            David Bowie

                                                                                                            1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                              The twentieth album by David Bowie, originally released in 1995. The album saw Bowie hook up with producer Brian Eno once again, creating a diverse and experimental album incorporating art rock, jazz, ambient, industrial and electronica. Inspired by Twin Peaks as well as outsider art and artists, the album has a concept following detective Nathan Adler's murder investigation in world where art crimes and concept muggings happen.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Leon Takes Us Outside
                                                                                                              The Hearts Filthy Lesson
                                                                                                              A Small Plot Of Land
                                                                                                              Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette)" (segue)
                                                                                                              Hallo Spaceboy
                                                                                                              The Motel
                                                                                                              I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
                                                                                                              No Control
                                                                                                              Algeria Touchshriek (segue)
                                                                                                              The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)
                                                                                                              Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name (segue)
                                                                                                              Wishful Beginnings
                                                                                                              We Prick You
                                                                                                              Nathan Adler (segue)
                                                                                                              I'm Deranged
                                                                                                              Thru' These Architects Eyes
                                                                                                              Nathan Adler (segue)
                                                                                                              Strangers When We Meet

                                                                                                              David Bowie

                                                                                                              Aladdin Sane - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                TWO SPECIAL VINYL RELEASES TO CELEBRATE THE 50th ANNIVERSARY OF ALADDIN SANE TO BE RELEASED 14th APRIL, 2023.

                                                                                                                April 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s ALADDIN SANE, which was released only ten months after his breakthrough album THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS. The title track and songs such as ‘Panic In Detroit,' ‘Lady Grinning Soul’ and ‘Time’ marked a significant musical progression from its predecessor, adding brass, woodwind, soulful backing vocals and the distinctive piano playing of Mike Garson.

                                                                                                                On 14th April, 2023, one week before its Golden Jubilee ALADDIN SANE will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP pressed from the same master.

                                                                                                                This new pressing of ALADDIN SANE was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios.
                                                                                                                The album was preceded by two singles ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’, peaking in the U.K. singles chart at numbers 2 and 3 respectively, and was the first time he topped the U.K. album charts. It also marked Bowie’s debut on the U.S. charts reaching the top 20 album chart there, where an edited version of ‘Time’ was released as a single.

                                                                                                                The cover of ALADDIN SANE has become one of the most striking and memorable images in rock n roll history and was rumoured to be the most expensive produced up to that point. The cover photograph was taken by Brian Duffy, who would also shoot the sleeves for 1979’s LODGER and 1980’s SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) and features Bowie with the iconic red and blue lightning bolt make-up, an image which has staked out an indelible spot in the planet’s cultural lexicon.

                                                                                                                Bowie described ALADDIN SANE as ‘Ziggy Goes To Washington: Ziggy under the influence of America’. The album was to be Ziggy Stardust's last stand, and the persona was laid to rest three months after the album's release in July 1973 at the infamous final show with the Spiders From Mars at London’s Hammersmith Odeon.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                SIDE ONE
                                                                                                                Watch That Man – 4:30
                                                                                                                Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?) – 5:06
                                                                                                                Drive-In Saturday – 4:33
                                                                                                                Panic In Detroit – 4:25
                                                                                                                Cracked Actor – 3:01
                                                                                                                SIDE TWO
                                                                                                                Time – 5.15
                                                                                                                The Prettiest Star – 3:31
                                                                                                                Let’s Spend The Night Together – 3:10
                                                                                                                The Jean Genie – 4:07
                                                                                                                Lady Grinning Soul – 3:45

                                                                                                                David Bowie

                                                                                                                Black Tie White Noise - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                  "Black Tie White Noise" can now be seen as the album that helped David Bowie rediscover the inspiration of his earlier career and redefine his future one. After the abortive mismatch that was the Tin Machine this 1993 album was a breath of sophisticated, white-soul funk. Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bowie's co conspirator /partner in crime Reeves Gabrels gave an urgency and focus to the recording sessions and Bowie rose to the occassion by producing some of his best music of the 90s.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  The Wedding
                                                                                                                  You've Been Around
                                                                                                                  I Feel Free
                                                                                                                  Black Tie White Noise (featuring Al B. Sure!)
                                                                                                                  Jump They Say
                                                                                                                  Nite Flights
                                                                                                                  Pallas Athena
                                                                                                                  Miracle Goodnight
                                                                                                                  Don't Let Me Down & Down
                                                                                                                  Looking For Lester
                                                                                                                  I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
                                                                                                                  The Wedding Song

                                                                                                                  David Bowie

                                                                                                                  Boys Keep Swinging

                                                                                                                    Boys Keep Swinging 40th Anniversary limited edition, double-A side, 7” picture disc single will be released on 17th May 2019 and features I Pray, Olé on the AA side which is unreleased since the 1991 Lodger re-issue.

                                                                                                                    Written by Bowie and Brian Eno, ‘Boys Keep Swinging’ was the first single from the album ‘Lodger’ and became a top 10 hit in the UK.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                    Boys Keep Swinging (2017 Tony Visconti Mix) (3.22)

                                                                                                                    Side AA
                                                                                                                    I Pray, Olé (3.59)

                                                                                                                    David Bowie


                                                                                                                      This follow up to David’s hugely successful first Best Of compilation CHANGESONEBOWIE, has not officially been available since the late 1980’s. Featuring iconic cover photography by Greg Gorman, it was first released in 1981 and was only briefly available on CD in 1985 but has long since been deleted.

                                                                                                                      Drawing on material spanning from HUNKY DORY (1971) to SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) (1980) it achieved gold status in the U.K. album chart in 1982. It will be reissued on the 13th April with all tracks remastered on CD in a digipak sleeve, high-resolution 192/24 and 96/24 digital and standard digital for streaming and download,

                                                                                                                      The 180gram vinyl edition will be available randomly on its initial limited manufacturing run in black and blue vinyl before reverting solely to black vinyl.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Side One:
                                                                                                                      Aladdin Sane (1913-1938-197?)
                                                                                                                      Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                      Ashes To Ashes*

                                                                                                                      Side Two:
                                                                                                                      Sound And Vision
                                                                                                                      Wild Is The Wind
                                                                                                                      John, I'm Only Dancing (Again) 1975

                                                                                                                      *Single Versions

                                                                                                                      David Bowie


                                                                                                                        Originally released on 29th June 1979, D.J. was the second and final single from Lodger in the UK and the follow up to Boys Keep Swinging. The Netherlands and Turkey would get Yassassin and the U.S. Look Back In Anger.

                                                                                                                        The A side of this D.J. picture disc features a previously unreleased single edit of the track from the Lodger (2017 Tony Visconti Mix) included in the A New Career In A New Town box set.

                                                                                                                        The previously unreleased version of Boys Keep Swinging recorded especially for The Kenny Everett Video Show features on the AA side. This take was recorded by Tony Visconti in Soho in London on the 9th April 1979 and features Sean Mayes on keyboards, Tony Visconti on bass, Simon House on violin, Andy Duncan on drums, Brian Robertson (of Thin Lizzy) on guitar and Ricky Hitchcock on guitar. The Kenny Everett Video Show was filmed on the following day and broadcast on 23rd April, 1979.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        D.J. (2017 Tony Visconti Mix - Single Edit)

                                                                                                                        Previously Unreleased
                                                                                                                        Produced By David Bowie & Tony Visconti Mixed By Tony Visconti At Human Studios, NYC, 2017

                                                                                                                        Side AA
                                                                                                                        Boys Keep Swinging (Kenny Everett Video Show Version)

                                                                                                                        Previously Unreleased.
                                                                                                                        Produced By David Bowie & Tony Visconti
                                                                                                                        Recorded At Good Earth Studio, Soho London, 9th April, 1979

                                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                                        David Live (2005 Mix)

                                                                                                                          This live album, was recorded during the Diamond Dogs tour. Although drawing of mostly Ziggy era songs, stylistically it sees Bowie moving from glam rock into a new Philly soul influenced direction.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1 1984 
                                                                                                                          2 Rebel Rebel 
                                                                                                                          3 Moonage Daydream 
                                                                                                                          4 Sweet Thing/Candidate/Sweet Thing 
                                                                                                                          5 Changes 
                                                                                                                          6 Suffragette City 
                                                                                                                          7 Aladdin Sane 
                                                                                                                          8 All The Young Dudes 
                                                                                                                          9 Cracked Actor 
                                                                                                                          10 Rock 'N' Roll With Me 
                                                                                                                          11 Watch That Man 
                                                                                                                          12 Knock On Wood 
                                                                                                                          13 Here Today Gone Tomorrow 
                                                                                                                          14 Space Oddity 
                                                                                                                          15 Diamond Dogs 
                                                                                                                          16 Panic In Detroit 
                                                                                                                          17 Big Brother 
                                                                                                                          18 Time 
                                                                                                                          19 The Width Of A Circle 
                                                                                                                          20 The Jean Genie 
                                                                                                                          21 Rock 'N' Roll Suicide

                                                                                                                          It seems improbable that these classics can really be improved upon, but it would seem that with this latest remaster, they have done exactly that. 

                                                                                                                          What can be said about Diamond Dogs that hasn't already? It's an Orwellian odyssey of Bowian proportians. 

                                                                                                                          Beginning with the freaky scene-setting dystopian flanged monologue of 'Future Legends' which sets the scene nicely for the eponymous follower. 'Diamond Dogs' is essentially a blues riff but twisted into a snarling glamorous rock and roll number. 

                                                                                                                          You might be forgiven for thinking that 'Sweet Thing' is not playing properly, but then it grows ever so slowly into a gloomy sounding detuned refrain, complete with harmonised 'ooh's' and 'aah's' before giving the man himself a stage to pull out his legendary vocal flare. When the unison of 'Boys, it's a sweet thing' comes around, you have no doubt that it really is a sweet thing. 

                                                                                                                          'Rebel, Rebel' is probably one of the most recognisable riffs of all time, and when that kicks in, you know you've landed. Rocking, psychedelic and triumphantly anthemic. 

                                                                                                                          It's rarely that an album has quite such a high killer/filler ratio, and most of them are by David Bowie. This is no exception. 

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: 'Rebel, Rebel', 'We Are The Dead', 'Sweet Thing', an absolute plethora of seminal anthems on here, conceptually impeccable, beautifully produced and written and essential in more ways than one.

                                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                                          Divine Symmetry - 4CD/Blu-Ray Box Set Edition

                                                                                                                            Parlophone Records proudly announces DAVID BOWIE DIVINE SYMMETRY, a four-CD, one blu-ray box set. This collection celebrates the twelve months running up to the release of the album HUNKY DORY in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions and live and studio recordings.

                                                                                                                            DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period, and new alternative mixes of HUNKY DORY tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott.

                                                                                                                            Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes and set lists. The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from HUNKY DORY co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace and photographer Louanne Richards.

                                                                                                                            ‘KOOKS’, recorded by Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson for the BBC’s Sounds Of The 70s presented by Bob Harris is available now for download and streaming single. It was recorded at Kensington House, Shepherds Bush, London, Studio T1 for BBC Radio on 21st September, 1971 and broadcast on 4th October, 1971. 1971 was a pivotal year for Bowie. He signed a record deal with RCA, he met Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop while in New York, became a father and penned the song ‘KOOKS’ as a show of paternal pride, played live for the first time that June with Mick Ronson, Woody Woodmansey and Trevor Bolder, the band that would later be christened the Spiders From Mars and recorded the classic album HUNKY DORY.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Tracklist 4CD
                                                                                                                            * PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
                                                                                                                            CD 1: THE SONGWRITING DEMOS PLUS
                                                                                                                            1 Tired Of My Life (demo) *
                                                                                                                            2 How Lucky You Are (aka Miss Peculiar) (demo) *
                                                                                                                            3 Shadow Man (demo)
                                                                                                                            4 Looking For A Friend (demo) *
                                                                                                                            5 Waiting For The Man (San Francisco Hotel Recording) *
                                                                                                                            6 Quicksand (San Francisco Hotel Recording) *
                                                                                                                            7 King Of The City (demo) *
                                                                                                                            8 Song For Bob Dylan (demo) *
                                                                                                                            9 Right On Mother (demo) *
                                                                                                                            10 Quicksand (demo)
                                                                                                                            11 Queen Bitch (demo) *
                                                                                                                            12 Kooks (demo) *
                                                                                                                            13 Amsterdam (demo) *
                                                                                                                            14 Life On Mars? (demo) *
                                                                                                                            Bonus Acetate Dubs:
                                                                                                                            15 Changes (demo) *
                                                                                                                            16 Bombers (demo) *

                                                                                                                            CD 2: BBC RADIO IN CONCERT: JOHN PEEL
                                                                                                                            David Bowie And Friends
                                                                                                                            1 Queen Bitch *
                                                                                                                            2 Bombers
                                                                                                                            3 The Supermen *
                                                                                                                            4 Looking For A Friend
                                                                                                                            5 Almost Grown
                                                                                                                            6 Kooks
                                                                                                                            7 Song For Bob Dylan *
                                                                                                                            8 Andy Warhol *
                                                                                                                            9 It Ain't Easy
                                                                                                                            David Bowie And Friends (stereo)
                                                                                                                            10 Queen Bitch *
                                                                                                                            11 The Supermen *
                                                                                                                            12 Looking For A Friend *
                                                                                                                            13 Kooks *
                                                                                                                            14 Song For Bob Dylan *
                                                                                                                            15 Andy Warhol *
                                                                                                                            16 It Ain't Easy *

                                                                                                                            CD 3:
                                                                                                                            BBC RADIO SESSION AND LIVE
                                                                                                                            1 The Supermen
                                                                                                                            2 Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                            3 Eight Line Poem
                                                                                                                            4 Kooks *
                                                                                                                            5 Fill Your Heart *
                                                                                                                            6 Amsterdam *
                                                                                                                            7 Andy Warhol *
                                                                                                                            8 Introduction*
                                                                                                                            9 Fill Your Heart*
                                                                                                                            10 Buzz The Fuzz*
                                                                                                                            11 Space Oddity*
                                                                                                                            12 Amsterdam*
                                                                                                                            13 The Supermen*
                                                                                                                            14 Oh! You Pretty Things*
                                                                                                                            15 Eight Line Poem*
                                                                                                                            16 Changes*
                                                                                                                            17 Song For Bob Dylan*
                                                                                                                            18 Andy Warhol*
                                                                                                                            19 Looking For A Friend*
                                                                                                                            20 Round And Round*
                                                                                                                            21 Waiting For The Man*
                                                                                                                            Recorded Live To 2 Track Tape.

                                                                                                                            CD 4:
                                                                                                                            ALTERNATIVE MIXES, SINGLES AND VERSIONS
                                                                                                                            BOWPROMO Mixes
                                                                                                                            1 Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                            2 Eight Line Poem
                                                                                                                            3 Kooks
                                                                                                                            4 Queen Bitch
                                                                                                                            5 Quicksand
                                                                                                                            6 Bombers – Andy Warhol Intro. 
                                                                                                                            7 Lightning Frightening (aka The Man)*
                                                                                                                            8 Amsterdam (early Mix)
                                                                                                                            9 Changes (mono Single)
                                                                                                                            10 Andy Warhol (full Length Mono Single)
                                                                                                                            11 Amsterdam (single B-side Mix)
                                                                                                                            12 Life On Mars? (2016 Mix)
                                                                                                                            2021 Mixes
                                                                                                                            13 Changes (2021 Alternative Mix)
                                                                                                                            14 Life On Mars? (original Ending Version)*
                                                                                                                            15 Quicksand (2021 Mix – Early Version)*
                                                                                                                            16 Fill Your Heart (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            17 Bombers (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            18 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            19 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 Alternative Mix)*

                                                                                                                            Tracklist (Blu-ray Audio)
                                                                                                                            * PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
                                                                                                                            HUNKY DORY 2015 REMASTER
                                                                                                                            1 Changes
                                                                                                                            2 Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                            3 Eight Line Poem
                                                                                                                            4 Life On Mars?
                                                                                                                            5 Kooks
                                                                                                                            6 Quicksand
                                                                                                                            7 Fill Your Heart
                                                                                                                            8 Andy Warhol
                                                                                                                            9 Song For Bob Dylan
                                                                                                                            10 Queen Bitch
                                                                                                                            11 The Bewlay Brothers

                                                                                                                            A DIVINE SYMMETRY (AN ALTERNATIVE JOURNEY THROUGH HUNKY DORY)
                                                                                                                            1 Changes (2021 Alternative Mix)
                                                                                                                            2 Oh! You Pretty Things (BOWPROMO Mix)
                                                                                                                            3 Eight Line Poem (BOWPROMO Mix)
                                                                                                                            4 Life On Mars? (original Ending Version)*
                                                                                                                            5 Kooks (BOWPROMO Mix)
                                                                                                                            6 Quicksand (2021 Mix – Early Version)
                                                                                                                            7 Fill Your Heart (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            8 Bombers (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            9 Andy Warhol (original Mix)*
                                                                                                                            10 Song For Bob Dylan (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            11 Queen Bitch (BOWPROMO Mix)
                                                                                                                            12 The Bewlay Brothers (2021 Alternative Mix)*
                                                                                                                            Bonus Mix
                                                                                                                            13 Life On Mars? (2016 Mix)

                                                                                                                            SOUNDS OF THE 70S: BOB HARRIS
                                                                                                                            14 The Supermen
                                                                                                                            15 Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                            16 Eight Line Poem
                                                                                                                            17 Kooks*
                                                                                                                            18 Fill Your Heart*
                                                                                                                            19 Amsterdam*
                                                                                                                            20 Andy Warhol*

                                                                                                                            David Bowie

                                                                                                                            Earthling - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                              'Earthling' was the 20th studio album by David Bowie, released in February 1997. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum & bass culture of the 1990s like Prodigy and Underworld. This was the first album Bowie self-produced since 1974. Recorded in just two and a half weeks right after returning from the 'Outside'  tour, the album is a snapshot of what Bowie was going through musically at the time. Making extensive use of sampling their own material on high BPMs, the album was the first Bowie album to be recorded digitally.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              Little Wonder
                                                                                                                              Looking For Satellites
                                                                                                                              Battle For Britain (The Letter)
                                                                                                                              Seven Years In Tibet
                                                                                                                              Dead Man Walking
                                                                                                                              Telling Lies
                                                                                                                              The Last Thing You Should Do
                                                                                                                              I'm Afraid Of Americans
                                                                                                                              Law (Earthlings On Fire)

                                                                                                                              David Bowie

                                                                                                                              Heroes - 2017 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                The four studio albums ‘Low’, ‘‘Heroes’’, ‘Lodger’ and ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ have not been available as standalone vinyl LPs for over 25 years and this is the first time on vinyl for Stage (2017), which has 5 additional tracks to the original 1978 double LP release including The Jean Genie and Suffragette City.

                                                                                                                                "Repeating the formula of Low's half-vocal/half-instrumental structure, Heroes develops and strengthens the sonic innovations David Bowie and Brian Eno explored on their first collaboration. The vocal songs are fuller, boasting harder rhythms and deeper layers of sound. Much of the harder-edged sound of Heroes is due to Robert Fripp's guitar, which provides a muscular foundation for the electronics, especially on the relatively conventional rock songs. Similarly, the instrumentals on Heroes are more detailed, this time showing a more explicit debt to German synth pop and European experimental rock. Essentially, the difference between Low and Heroes lies in the details, but the record is equally challenging and groundbreaking." - Allmusic.

                                                                                                                                David Bowie

                                                                                                                                Heroes - 45th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                  Originally released on 14th October, 1977, “Heroes" was David Bowie’s eleventh studio album. To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Parlophone is proud to announce a special limited edition ‘bricks & mortar’ outlet-only grey vinyl pressing of the album.

                                                                                                                                  "Heroes" was a commercial success, peaking at #3 in the U.K. and #35 in the U.S., with NME and Melody Maker both naming it album of the year. The title track is now widely recognised as a classic and as one of Bowie’s most beloved songs, having been used in the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony and critically acclaimed films such as Moulin Rouge and Jojo Rabbit. It has also become one of Bowie’s most covered songs with interpretations by artists such as Prince, Coldplay, Motörhead, Depeche Mode, Lady Gaga, King Crimson and The Wallflowers.

                                                                                                                                  After releasing the ground-breaking Low in January 1977, Bowie toured and recorded playing keyboards in Iggy Pop’s band. He returned that summer to the Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin to begin work on a new album. Unlike the rest of the so-called ‘Berlin Trilogy’, “Heroes” was the only Bowie album recorded there in its entirety. Produced by Bowie and Tony Visconti, the central band from the Low album returned, this time joined by King Crimson guitarist Robert Fripp.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  SIDE 1
                                                                                                                                  Beauty And The Beast
                                                                                                                                  Joe The Lion
                                                                                                                                  Sons Of The Silent Age
                                                                                                                                  SIDE 2
                                                                                                                                  V-2 Schneider
                                                                                                                                  Sense Of Doubt
                                                                                                                                  Moss Garden
                                                                                                                                  The Secret Life Of Arabia

                                                                                                                                  David Bowie

                                                                                                                                  Hours… - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                                                                    ‘Hours...’ is the 21st studio album by David Bowie, released in 1999. It was the first complete album by a major artist available to download over the Internet, preceding the physical release by two weeks.

                                                                                                                                    A lot of the material that ended up on ‘Hours...’ was originally used, in alternate versions, for the video game Omikron: The Nomad Soul, which also featured two characters based on Bowie, as well as one on his wife Iman, one on ‘Hours...’ collaborator Reeves Gabrels, and one on bassist Gail Ann Dorsey.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Thursday's Child
                                                                                                                                    Something In The Air
                                                                                                                                    If I'm Dreaming My Life
                                                                                                                                    What's Really Happening?
                                                                                                                                    The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
                                                                                                                                    New Angels Of Promise
                                                                                                                                    Brilliant Adventure
                                                                                                                                    The Dreamers

                                                                                                                                    David Bowie

                                                                                                                                    In Bertolt Brecht's BAAL

                                                                                                                                      David Bowie In Bertolt Brecht’s Baal features Bowie performing five songs that were written for German playwright Bertolt Brecht’s 1918 play “Baal.” Bowie recorded this EP with Visconti at Hansa Studios in Berlin in November 1981.

                                                                                                                                      Recently, all five songs were re-released as part of the exclusive Re:Call 3 compilation that accompanied the boxed set, A New Career In A New Town (1977-1982). This new limited edition 10” vinyl reissue comes in a six-panel sleeve that replicates the original 1982 packaging and is available exclusively at “brick and mortar” retail stores. 

                                                                                                                                      David Bowie

                                                                                                                                      Japan 90

                                                                                                                                        Limited to 350 numbered copies on mint coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                                                        1. "Changes" (2:50)
                                                                                                                                        2. "Rebel Rebel" (3:10)
                                                                                                                                        3. "Ashes To Ashes" (4:53)
                                                                                                                                        4. "Starman" (3:46)
                                                                                                                                        5. "Fashion" (4:57)
                                                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                                                        1. "Sound & Vision" (3:34)
                                                                                                                                        2. "Ziggy Stardust" (3:44)
                                                                                                                                        3. "Heroes" (4:40)
                                                                                                                                        4. "The Jean Genie/Gloria" (8:08)

                                                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                                                        Legacy (The Very Best Of David Bowie)

                                                                                                                                          Music, art and fashion would not be in the place it is today without the seminal influence of David Bowie. A titan of popular music and pioneer of changing culture, it is not surprising that his death in January was met with such shock and sadness across the globe.

                                                                                                                                          Throughout his life, David Bowie has amassed such an influential and varied musical back catalogue, that he leaves behind him a body of work that can be unrivalled – a true legacy.

                                                                                                                                          In this must-have Bowie collection, you can experience Bowie’s genius from start to finish. From his early days as the iconic Ziggy Stardust, to his final days before his sudden passing, ‘Legacy’ brings you the best material from Bowie’s star-studded career.

                                                                                                                                          Not only is ‘Legacy’ the ultimate Bowie collection to own, but it also features a previously unreleased mix of his renowned song ‘Life On Mars ?’. With a more orchestrated and cleaner mix, this unreleased version was mixed by Ken Scott the original producer of the track.

                                                                                                                                          This special vinyl edition of the album comes as a gatefold with 2 limited edition 12” art prints of the 2 images used on the sleeve.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                                                          Let's Dance (single Version)
                                                                                                                                          Ashes To Ashes (single Version)
                                                                                                                                          Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
                                                                                                                                          Life On Mars? (2016 Mix)

                                                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                                                          Oh! You Pretty Things
                                                                                                                                          The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                                                          Space Oddity
                                                                                                                                          Starman (original Single Mix)
                                                                                                                                          Ziggy Stardust

                                                                                                                                          Side 3
                                                                                                                                          The Jean Genie (original Single Mix)
                                                                                                                                          Rebel Rebel
                                                                                                                                          Golden Years (single Version)
                                                                                                                                          Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
                                                                                                                                          China Girl (single Version)

                                                                                                                                          Side 4
                                                                                                                                          Sound And Vision
                                                                                                                                          ‘Heroes’ (single Version)
                                                                                                                                          Where Are We Now?
                                                                                                                                          Lazarus (radio Edit)

                                                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                                                          Let’s Dance (2019 Remastered Edition)

                                                                                                                                            Let's Dance is the 15th studio album by David Bowie. Originally released on 14 April 1983, this vinyl edition is newly remastered.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            1. Modern Love
                                                                                                                                            2. China Girl
                                                                                                                                            3. Let’s Dance
                                                                                                                                            4. Without You
                                                                                                                                            5. Ricochet
                                                                                                                                            6. Criminal World
                                                                                                                                            7. Cat People (Putting Out Fire)
                                                                                                                                            8. Shake It

                                                                                                                                            David Bowie

                                                                                                                                            Live Nassau Coliseum '76

                                                                                                                                              Recorded live at the Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY, U.S.A., 23rd March, 1976, the album is the official document of the Isolar/Station To Station tour.

                                                                                                                                              Known to fans for many years as the Thin White Duke double album bootleg (among various other titles), the record didn’t get an official release for over thirty years, when it was finally issued as part of the Station To Station deluxe set in September, 2010.

                                                                                                                                              It is now finally available a vinyl album in it's own right.

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                                                                                                                                              Station To Station 
                                                                                                                                              Suffragette City 
                                                                                                                                              Word On A Wing 
                                                                                                                                              Waiting For The Man 
                                                                                                                                              Queen Bitch 
                                                                                                                                              Life On Mars? 
                                                                                                                                              Five Years 
                                                                                                                                              Panic In Detroit 
                                                                                                                                              Diamond Dogs 
                                                                                                                                              Rebel Rebel 
                                                                                                                                              The Jean Genie

                                                                                                                                              David Bowie

                                                                                                                                              Lodger - 2017 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                                The four studio albums ‘Low’, ‘‘Heroes’’, ‘Lodger’ and ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ have not been available as standalone vinyl LPs for over 25 years and this is the first time on vinyl for Stage (2017), which has 5 additional tracks to the original 1978 double LP release including The Jean Genie and Suffragette City.

                                                                                                                                                "On the surface, Lodger is the most accessible of the three Berlin-era records David Bowie made with Brian Eno, simply because there are no instrumentals and there are a handful of concise pop songs. Nevertheless, Lodger is still gnarled and twisted avant pop; what makes it different is how it incorporates such experimental tendencies into genuine songs, something that Low and Heroes purposely avoided. "D.J.," "Look Back in Anger," and "Boys Keep Swinging" have strong melodic hooks that are subverted and strengthened by the layered, dissonant productions, while the remainder of the record is divided between similarly effective avant pop and ambient instrumentals. Lodger has an edgier, more minimalistic bent than its two predecessors, which makes it more accessible for rock fans, as well as giving it a more immediate, emotional impact. It might not stretch the boundaries of rock like Low and Heroes, but it arguably utilizes those ideas in a more effective fashion." - Allmusic.

                                                                                                                                                David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                Low - 2017 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                                  The four studio albums ‘Low’, ‘‘Heroes’’, ‘Lodger’ and ‘Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)’ have not been available as standalone vinyl LPs for over 25 years and this is the first time on vinyl for Stage (2017), which has 5 additional tracks to the original 1978 double LP release including The Jean Genie and Suffragette City.

                                                                                                                                                  The powerful reach of Bowie's masterpiece, the first part of the much feted 'Berlin Trilogy' created with the aid of Brian Eno, is still being felt strongly almost 30 years on. Air's wonderful four hour Essential Mix began with this album's opener "Speed of Life", Q Magazine rated the album #14 in it's Greatest British Albums Ever, and Pitchfork, the New Testament for the New Indie generation, recently decreed "Low" as the #1 album of the 1970's. Side A (or tracks 1-7 for those more familiar with the CD format) are classic Bowie ("Sound and Vision", "Be My Wife"), although dealing with the unfamiliar and slightly darker topics of lethargy, depression and estrangement, highlighting Bowie's overcoming of his cocaine addiction. Over on Side B the album's true colours really come through - four ambient tracks, originally rejected for the soundtrack to "The Man Who Fell To Earth" (the source of Low's iconic cover image), which see Bowie pay homage to Can, Neu! and Eno himself. The word 'timeless' was invented for such moments as these.

                                                                                                                                                  David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                  Metrobolist (aka The Man Who Sold The World)

                                                                                                                                                    November 2020 sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s The Man Who Sold The World in North America. The album marks the beginning of a collaboration with guitarist Mick Ronson that would last through classic works including Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane - as well as the first in a 10-year series of indispensable albums stretching through 1980’s Scary Monsters…

                                                                                                                                                    Originally titled Metrobolist, the album's name was changed at the last minute to The Man Who Sold The World. The 2020 re-release of the album under its Metrobolist moniker has been remixed by original producer Tony Visconti, with the exception of the track ‘After All’ which Tony considered perfect as is, and is featured in its 2015 remaster incarnation.

                                                                                                                                                    The Metrobolist 50th anniversary artwork has been created by Mike Weller who was behind the historically controversial “dress” cover which Mercury Records refused to release.

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                                                                                                                                                    VINYL TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                    The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                                                                    All The Madmen
                                                                                                                                                    Black Country Rock
                                                                                                                                                    After All

                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                    Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                                                                    Saviour Machine
                                                                                                                                                    She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                                                                    The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                                                                    The Supermen

                                                                                                                                                    CD TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                                                                    The Width Of A Circle
                                                                                                                                                    All The Madmen
                                                                                                                                                    Black Country Rock
                                                                                                                                                    After All
                                                                                                                                                    Running Gun Blues
                                                                                                                                                    Saviour Machine
                                                                                                                                                    She Shook Me Cold
                                                                                                                                                    The Man Who Sold The World
                                                                                                                                                    The Supermen 

                                                                                                                                                    David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                    Moonage Daydream - Music From The Film

                                                                                                                                                      The album companion to the critically acclaimed film by Brett Morgen. Featuring unheard versions, live tracks and mixes, created exclusively for the film. ***** The Guardian, ***** The Telegraph, ‘Astounding’ Vogue.

                                                                                                                                                      Moonage Daydream illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through sublime, kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, Brett Morgen’s (The Kid Stays in the Picture, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, Jane) feature length experiential cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey. The film is guided by David Bowie’s own narration and is the first officially sanctioned film on the artist.

                                                                                                                                                      The companion album features songs from spanning Bowie’s career and includes previously unheard material, unique mixes created for the film and this release along with dialogue from Bowie himself. Highlights include a previously unreleased live medley of 'The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie’ recorded live at the final Ziggy Stardust concert at Hammersmith Odeon in 1973, featuring Jeff Beck on guitar. Other rarities include an early version of the Hunky Dory favourite ‘Quicksand’ and a previously unreleased live version of ‘Rock ’n’ Roll With Me’ from the legendary 1974 ’Soul Tour’.

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                                                                                                                                                      “Time… One Of The Most Complex Expressions…”
                                                                                                                                                      Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 1)
                                                                                                                                                      Hallo Spaceboy (Moonage Daydream Remix Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Medley: Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud / All The Young Dudes / Oh! You Pretty Things (Live)
                                                                                                                                                      Life On Mars? (2016 Mix Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Moonage Daydream (Live)
                                                                                                                                                      The Jean Genie / Love Me Do / The Jean Genie (Live) (featuring Jeff Beck)
                                                                                                                                                      The Light (Excerpt)*
                                                                                                                                                      Warszawa (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Quicksand (Early Version 2021 Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Medley: Future Legend / Diamonds Dogs Intro / Cracked Actor
                                                                                                                                                      Rock ‘n’ Roll With Me (Live In Buffalo 8th November 1974)
                                                                                                                                                      Aladdin Sane (Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Space Oddity (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      V-2 Schneider

                                                                                                                                                      Sound And Vision (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      A New Career In A New Town (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Excerpt)
                                                                                                                                                      “Heroes” (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      D.J. (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Ashes To Ashes (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Move On (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Moss Garden (Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Cygnet Committee/Lazarus (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Memory Of A Free Festival (Harmonium Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Modern Love (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Let’s Dance (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      The Mysteries (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Rock ‘n’ Roll Suicide (Live Moonage Daydream Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      Ian Fish U.K. Heir (Moonage Daydream Mix 2)
                                                                                                                                                      Word On A Wing (Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      Hallo Spaceboy (live Moonage Daydream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                      I Have Not Been To Oxford Town (Moonage Daydream Acappella Mix Edit)
                                                                                                                                                      “Heroes": IV. Sons Of The Silent Age (Excerpt) *

                                                                                                                                                      David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                      Mother / Tryin' To Get To Heaven

                                                                                                                                                        To celebrate what would have been the 74th birthday of David Bowie on the 8th January, two previously unreleased cover versions John Lennon’s MOTHER and Bob Dylan’s TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN will be released as a very special limited edition 7” single.

                                                                                                                                                        Originally recorded by Lennon for his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Bowie's version of MOTHER was produced by Tony Visconti in 1998 for a Lennon tribute that never came to fruition. Bob Dylan’s original TRYIN’ TO GET TO HEAVEN was released on his 1997 Album of the Year GRAMMY winning Time Out Of Mind. David’s version was recorded in February 1998 during the mixing sessions for the live album.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A/ Mother
                                                                                                                                                        AA/Tryin’ To Get To Heaven (single Edit)

                                                                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                        Never Let Me Down (2019 Remastered Edition)

                                                                                                                                                          Never Let Me Down is the 17th studio album by David Bowie. Originally released on 20 April 1987, this vinyl edition is newly remastered.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Day-In Day-Out
                                                                                                                                                          2. Time Will Crawl
                                                                                                                                                          3. Beat Of Your Drum
                                                                                                                                                          4. Never Let Me Down
                                                                                                                                                          5. Zeroes
                                                                                                                                                          6. Glass Spider
                                                                                                                                                          7. Shining Star (Makin’ My Love)
                                                                                                                                                          8. New York’s In Love
                                                                                                                                                          9. ’87 And Cry
                                                                                                                                                          10. Bang Bang

                                                                                                                                                          David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                          Pin Ups - 50th Anniversary Half-Speed Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                            October 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie’s classic collection of cover songs, PIN UPS, originally released 19th October 1973 - a mere six months after the legendary ALADDIN SANE and three months after the infamous final Ziggy Stardust show at Hammersmith Odeon, where he put the Ziggy persona to rest along with The Spiders From Mars.

                                                                                                                                                            On 20th October 2023, one day after its Golden Jubilee PIN UPS will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary half-speed mastered LP. This new pressing of PIN UPS was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. John Webber cut the half-speed at AIR Studios.

                                                                                                                                                            Recorded at Château d’Hérouville in France, where Bowie would later return to record the masterpiece LOW, PIN UPS was a collection of cover songs paying tribute to bands and artists that had inspired him and that he had seen at clubs such as The Marquee in London in the mid to late 60s. Artists he covered for the album included The Yardbirds, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, The Who, Pretty Things, The Easybeats and more. 

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            SIDE ONE
                                                                                                                                                            Rosalyn – 2:27
                                                                                                                                                            Here Comes The Night – 3:09
                                                                                                                                                            I Wish You Would – 2:40
                                                                                                                                                            See Emily Play – 4:03
                                                                                                                                                            Everything’s Alright – 2:26
                                                                                                                                                            I Can’t Explain – 2:07
                                                                                                                                                            SIDE TWO
                                                                                                                                                            Friday On My Mind – 3:18
                                                                                                                                                            Sorrow – 2:48
                                                                                                                                                            Don't Bring Me Down – 2:01
                                                                                                                                                            Shapes Of Things – 2:47
                                                                                                                                                            Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere – 3:04
                                                                                                                                                            Where Have All The Good Times Gone – 2:35 

                                                                                                                                                            David Bowie


                                                                                                                                                              'Reality', the 23rd album of David Bowie (2003) followed up on the heavily successful formula of Heathen, combining infuences of Bowie’s Seventies’ past (say, from Heroes to Scary Monsters) with a contemporary new millennium vibe. David produced this album together with Tony Visconti, the dream team that also made Heathen a true work of art, resulting in yet another sure fire production and memorable songs. The album made it to the top 30 of the Billboard 200, and set the course for great Bowie albums to follow.

                                                                                                                                                              David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                              Space Oddity - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                50th anniversary edition of Bowie’s seminal album featuring a brand new mix by original producer Tony Visconti, and a new die cut O-card.

                                                                                                                                                                The vinyl will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                Originally released 14th November 1969, the sophomore effort from Bowie was a big turning point from his 1967 debut. The album most famously introduces the character of Major Tom in ‘Space Oddity’ which would go on to be one of his most enduring classics.

                                                                                                                                                                The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the track listing in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.

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