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50 Years Of Hip Hop: The DJ Jams (Black Friday 23 Edition)

    THIS IS A BLACK FRIDAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON FRIDAY NOVEMBER 24TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

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    Tuff City anthology of Old School DJ scratch classics with insert 7", half on red vinyl, half on blue featuring Davy DMX, Marley Marl, Cool DJAJ, Charlie Chase of the Cold Crush Brothers Tuff City is pleased to present the best possible reissue program of HipHop's first decade. These reissues were made as a tribute to Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. Each volume represents an important facet of performers on Tuff City: The Solo MC’s, The MC Crews, The DJ’s and The Female MC’s. Each volume features an inner sleeve with liner notes and bonus 7” insert. Each pressing consists of 750 on red vinyl and 750 of an opaque color specific to the volume (Yellow, Gold, Blue, Orange). A bonus 7” single is slipped in the cover encased in a Tuff City logo sleeve in the style of its iconic 12” singles. The series was also conceptualized as a multiset release to stand side by side with the classic Old School Rarities series (The Funky Drum Jams, The Electro Jams, The Linn Drum Jams & The Disco Jams) issued by our Ol’ Skool Flava imprint. The DJ’s get going with “Masters of The Scratch” from West Harlem duo Master OC & Krazy Eddie. Legendary Hollis, Queens multi-instrumentalist Davy DMX gives us the classic “One For The Treble.” Crash Crew DJ Darryl C is here with the previously unreleased “Party and Bullspit.” DJ Charlie Chase of the Cold Crush Brothers closes the first side with “We’re Gonna Need A Little Scratch.” Side Two opens with a master mix from the then 16 year old Hot Day from Queensbridge. Also from Queensbridge, genre archetype Marley Marl delivers his theme song “The Man Marley Marl.” DJ Quik aka Beatbox Master Quick delivers a “Scratch Attack.” The 1982 classic “Ah, That’s The Joint” by another early legend DJ AJ closes out the second side. The bonus includes a Ced Gee remix of “The 900 Number,” a signature track from The 45 King backed with “Marley Marl’s Scratch” from Marley Marl with a feature from MC Shan.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Master O.C. And Krazy Eddie-Masters Of The Scratch;
    2. Davy DMX-One For The Treble;
    3. Daryl Cee AKA Julio- Party And Bullspit;
    4. Charlie Chase-We're Gonna Need A Little Scratch;
    5. Hot Day-Hot Day Master Mix;
    6. Marley Marl-The Man Marley Marl;
    7. Beatbox Master Quik-Scratch Attack;
    8. Cool DJ AJ Aka DJ Scratch-Ah, That's The Joint;

    Bonus 7" Single
    A: The 45 King-The 900 Number (Ced Gee Remix);
    B: Marley Marl-Marley Marl Scratch. 

    Various Artists

    50 Years Of Hip Hop: The Female MC'S (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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      Tuff City anthology of Female MC's with insert single, half on red vinyl, half on orange vinyl featuring Queen Latifah, Roxanne Shanté, Wanda Dee, etc. Tuff City is pleased to present the best possible reissue program of Hip-Hop's first decade. These reissues were made as a tribute to Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. Each volume represents an important facet of performers on Tuff City: The Solo MC’s, The MC Crews, The DJ’s and The Female MC’s. Each volume features an inner sleeve with liner notes and bonus 7” insert. Each pressing consists of 750 on red vinyl and 750 of an opaque color specific to the volume (Yellow, Gold, Blue, Orange). A bonus 7” single is slipped in the cover encased in a Tuff City logo sleeve in the style of its iconic 12” singles. The series was also conceptualized as a multiset release to stand side by side with the classic Old School Rarities series (The Funky Drum Jams, The Electro Jams, The Linn Drum Jams & The Disco Jams) issued by our Ol’ Skool Flava imprint. The Female MCs commence with a greeting encompassing Dancehall, Rhythm and Patois from the superstar Queen Latifah. The classic Roxanne Wars are represented by Roxanne Shanté “Roxanne’s Revenge,” Sparky D’s “Sparky’s Turn” the pairs “Round One” and Sparky D’s “Sparky’s Profile.” Bronx teenager Traedonya is featured from both sides of her 1987 12” “The Boogaloo” and “Sixteen.” Sweet Tee’s feature on “The DMX Will Rock” closes out the first side. The Jazzy J produced “The Goddess” represents the Hip-Hop side of Wanda Dee, who had a UK House hit with “To The Bone.” New Jersey’s rare recording “(We Are) The Champs” produced by Ultramagnetic’s Ced Gee closes out the second side. The bonus single features Midnight Lace’s entry in the Run-DMC sweepstakes with “What’s Up (With These Girls)” and is backed with Harlem rapper Puffy Dee’s “Joe Blow.”

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Queen Latifah-Greetings From The Queen;
      2. Roxanne Shanté-Roxanne's Revenge;
      3. Sparky DSparky's Revenge (Roxanne You're Through);
      4. Traedonya-The Boogaloo;
      5. Davy DMX Feat. Sweet Tee-The DMX Will Rock (Rap Mix);
      6. Roxanne Shanté With Sparky D-Round One;
      7. Wanda Dee-The Goddess;
      8. Traedonya-Sixteen;
      9. Sparky D-Sparky's Profile 
      10. Nasty Girls-We Are The Champs;

      Bonus 7" Single
      A: Midnight Lace-What's Up WIth These Girls;
      B: Puffy Dee-Joe Blow

      Various Artists

      50 Years Of Hip Hop: The MC Crew Jams (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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        Tuff City anthology of Old School group rap classics half on red vinyl, half on gold featuring Ultramagnetic MC’s, PHD featuring Havoc from Mobb Deep, Flavor Unit featuring Queen Latifah, Spoonie Gee with The Treacherous Three feat. Kool Moe Dee, etc. Tuff City is pleased to present the best possible reissue program of Hip-Hop's first decade. These reissues were made as a tribute to Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. Each volume represents an important facet of performers on Tuff City: The Solo MC’s, The MC Crews, The DJ’s and The Female MC’s. Each volume features an inner sleeve with liner notes and bonus 7” insert. Each pressing consists of 750 on red vinyl and 750 of an opaque color specific to the volume (Yellow, Gold, Blue, Orange). A bonus 7” single is slipped in the cover encased in a Tuff City logo sleeve in the style of its iconic 12” singles. The series was also conceptualized as a multiset release to stand side by side with the classic Old School Rarities series (The Funky Drum Jams, The Electro Jams, The Linn Drum Jams & The Disco Jams) issued by our Ol’ Skool Flava imprint. The MC Crews starts with the innovative scratch legend from the Bronx, Grand Wizard Theodore with the Fantastic Romantic 5. The classic “Can I Get A Soul Clap?” features a live rhythm section. Spoonie Gee with the Treacherous Three (including Kool Moe Dee) is a relentless tour-de-force that popularized the freestyle concept. A much sought-after 1986 remix of the 1980 “High Power Rap” from The Crash Crew closes out the first side. New Jersey is well represented with “Flavor Unit Assassination Squad.” The Flavor Unit produced by 45 King features Lakim Shabazz, Lord Alibaski, Apache, Double J and Queen Latifah at the turn of the 90’s. The Undefeated Three represent the Grand Concourse section of the Bronx with “U-N-D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D.” The bonus single features PHD from Queensbridge with an appearance from Havoc from Mobb Deep. The flip side is a freestyle from Bed-Sty's Freddy B & The Mighty Mic Masters.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Grand Wizard Theodore & The Fantastic Romantic 5-Can I Get A Soul Clap;
        2. Spoonie Gee With The Treacherous Three-New Rap Language;
        3. Crash Crew-High Powered Rap (Remix);
        4. Flavor Unit Feat Queen Latifah-Flavor Unit Assasination Squad;
        5. Undefeated Three-U-N-D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D;

        Bonus 7" Single
        A: PHD Feat Havoc-Set It Pt. 3;
        B: Freddy B & The Mighty Mic Masters-Bed Stuy Freestyle

        Various Artists

        50 Years Of Hip Hop: The Solo MC Jams (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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          Tuff City anthology of early Hip-Hop solo performers with insert 7" half on red, half on yellow vinyl featuring Spoonie Gee, T-SkiValley, Ultramagnetic MC’s featuring Kool Keith, Grandmaster Caz, etc. Tuff City is pleased to present the best possible reissue program of Hip-Hop's first decade. These reissues were made as a tribute to Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary. Each volume represents an important facet of performers on Tuff City: The Solo MC’s, The MC Crews, The DJ’s and The Female MC’s. Each volume features an inner sleeve with liner notes and bonus 7” insert. Each pressing consists of 750 on red vinyl and 750 of an opaque color specific to the volume (Yellow, Gold, Blue, Orange). A bonus 7” single is slipped in the cover encased in a Tuff City logo sleeve in the style of its iconic 12” singles. The series was also conceptualized as a multiset release to stand side by side with the classic Old School Rarities series (The Funky Drum Jams, The Electro Jams, The Linn Drum Jams & The Disco Jams) issued by our Ol’ Skool Flava imprint.

          The Solo MC’s kicks off with Harlem’s pioneering Spoonie Gee’s influential “Spoonin’ Rap” from 1979. “Catch The Beat” from T-Ski Valley captures the post-Disco Bronx era of Rap. The side closes with the underground personality Funkmaster Wizard Wiz whose “Knucklehead Rappers” came after he broke from The Undefeated Three. Brooklyn’s Jimmy Spicer delivers a 14+ minute marathon “Adventures of Super Rhyme (Rap).” Grandmaster Caz from Cold Crush is paired with the Fantastic’s Whipper Whip for “To All The Party People” Captain G Whiz from Freddy B’s Mighty Mic Masters closes with his solo 12” track “All The Way Live.” The bonus single features a Kool Keith solo from the Ultramagnetic MCs backed with Grandmaster Caz by himself doing “I’m What Is and You’re What Wants To Be.”

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Spoonin' Rap-Spoonie Gee;
          2. T-Ski Valley-Catch The Beat;
          3. Funkmaster Wizard Wiz-Knucklehead Rappers;
          4. Adventures Of Super Rhymes-Jimmy Spicer;
          5. Grandmaster Caz With Whipper Whip-To All The Party People;
          6. All The Way Live-Captain G. Whiz;

          Bonus 7" Single
          A: Ultramagnetic MC's-Kool Keith Wild;
          B: Grandmaster Caz-I'm What Is Your What Wants To Be

          Various Artists

          Judgement Night - Original Soundtrack

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            Introducing the highly anticipated re-press of the Original Soundtrack "Judgment Night" exclusively for Record Store Day. Originally released in 1993, "Judgment Night" revolutionized the world of film soundtracks by bringing together an eclectic lineup of renowned rock and hip-hop artists. This reissue allows you to experience the iconic soundtrack in all its glory, preserving the raw, edgy sound that defined an era.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            1. Helmet & House Of Pain: Just Another Victim
            2. Teenage Fanclub & De La Soul: Fallin’
            3. Living Colour & Run-DMC: Me, Myself & My Microphone
            4. Biohazard & Onyx: Judgment Night
            5. Slayer & ICE-T: Disorder
            Side B
            1. Faith No More & Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E.: Another Body Murdered
            2. Sonic Youth & Cypress Hill: I Love You Mary Jane
            3. Mudhoney & Sir Mix-A-Lot: Freak Momma
            4. Dinosaur Jr. & Del The Funky Homosapien: Missing Link
            5. Therapy? & Fatal: Come And Die
            6. Cypress Hill & Pearl Jam: Real Thing

            Various Artists

            Light In The Attic & Friends (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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              Double LP pressed on special limited edition ‘Smash Color’ wax. Non-Returnable. Featuring new cover art by renowned British artist Sophy Hollington. Booklet with track–by–track notes by Lydia Hyslop.

              For more than 20 years, acclaimed reissue label Light in the Attic Records has shined a spotlight on some of music’s most unique — and often forgotten — voices. But reviving these long-out-of-print recordings is only half of the process. “We believe that an essential component of archival work, aside from simply honoring the music, is to seek ways in which to bring fresh perspectives, context, and reverence to the original artists and their work,” says LITAfounder, Matt Sullivan. Thus, LITA’s acclaimed cover series was born, in which contemporary acts pay homage to their favorite LITA artists and songs. Spanning more than a decade, 20 of these inspired cover songs will be available together for the very first time, exclusively for Black Friday (November 24) on the 2xLP Light in the Attic & Friends.

              From Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band covering Detroit singer-songwriter Sixto Rodriguez and Mac DeMarco performing a song by Japanese icon Haruomi Hosono, to Iggy Pop & Zig Zags honoring funk queen Betty Davis, and Ethan & Maya Hawke covering country great Willie Nelson, these performances bridge the gap between generations, languages, and musical traditions.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band - I'll Slip Away,
              2. Sweet Tea - After Laughter (Comes Tears),
              3. Vashti Bunyan & Devendra Banhart - How Could You Let Me Go
              4. Barbara Lynn - We'll Understand
              5. BADBADNOTGOOD Feat. Jonah Yano - Key To Love Is Understanding
              6. Iggy Pop & Zig Zags - If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
              7. Mozart Estate - Low Life
              8. Leslie Winer & Maxwell Sterling - Once I Was
              9. Ethan & Maya Hawke - We Don't Run
              10. Gold Leaves - Won't You Tell Your Dreams
              11. Swamp Dogg, John C. Reilly, Jenny Lewis & Tim Heidecker - The Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
              12. Silas Short - You've Become A Habit
              13. Mac DeMarco - Honey Moon
              14. Cameron Bethany - Send It On
              15. Roedelius - Le Chant Des Fauves
              16. Roedelius - Same Old Man
              17. Angel Olsen - Something On Your Mind
              18. Mary Lattimore - Blink
              19. Acetone - Plain As Your Eyes Can See
              20. Steve Gunn & Bridget St. John - Rabbit Hills

              Various Artists

              Soul Jazz Records Presents - Studio One Kings (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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                Soul Jazz Records’ new one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Black Friday 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ long out of print classic ‘Studio One Kings’.

                Featuring a new striking alternative sleeve design (featuring the singer Freddie McKay) as well as a special yellow coloured vinyl pressing, ‘Studio One Kings’ is a 'who's who' of the world's greatest reggae artists.

                Studio One’s list of singers launched at the famous label reads like a roll call of Jamaican music. Horace Andy, Alton Ellis, Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Johnny Osbourne and more.

                This album features classic and rare tracks that span the breadth of the legendary Studio One catalogue: Ska, Roots, Rocksteady, Lovers and more from the 1960s and 70s.

                The album comes with sleeve-notes by the celebrated writer Chris Salewicz, author of Reggae Explosion, Rude Boy as well as notable books on Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, Joe Strummer and more.

                Limited to 1000 copies for the UK & Ireland.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Larry Marshall - I've Got To Make It
                2. Horace Andy - Every Tongue Shall Tell
                3. Alton Ellis - The Well Run Dry
                4. Johnny Osbourne - Water More Than Flour
                5. Anthony Rocky Ellis - I'm The Ruler
                6. Cornell Campbell - Pretty Looks Isn't All
                7. Alexander Henry - Please Be True
                8. Burning Spear - Them A Come
                9. Joe Higgs - Change Of Plan
                10. Devon Russell - Roots Natty
                11. Ken Boothe - Be Yourself
                12. Freddie Mcgregor - I Shall Be Released
                13. Freddie Mckay - Father Will Cut You Off
                14. The Ethiopian - Locust
                15. George Philip - One One
                16. John Holt - I Don't Want To See You Cry
                17. Delroy Wilson - Won't You Come Home

                Various Artists

                Written In Their Soul - The Hits: The Stax Songwriter Demos (Black Friday 23 Edition)

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                  Collection of rare and previously unreleased demo recordings of some of Stax Records’ biggest hits, with the highlights from "Written In Their Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos". Featuring original demos of the hit singles “634-5789 (Soulsville, USA),” “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me),” “Woman to Woman,” and “Respect Yourself” . Pressed on Orange Crush vinyl.

                  Various Artists

                  Warm Leatherette (Re-Covered) (Love Record Stores Edition)

                    Love Record Stores Edition available from 9am on Saturday June 20th.
                    Limited to one per person.


                    Includes cover versions of Warm Leatherette by Laibach, Terence Fixmer, Chicks On Speed, Non and the original version by The Normal.


                    Viv Albertine

                    The Vermillion Border

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                      After a twenty five year hiatus from music, Viv Albertine, lead guitarist and songwriter of the hugely-influential ‘punk’ band ‘The Slits’, released her first full-length album. ‘The Vermilion Border’ includes a prestigious guest line-up of guest bassists and even reunites her with Dennis Bovell - producer of The Slits seminal 1979 album ‘The Cut’. Featured bassists: Jack Bruce, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Tina Weymouth, Wayne Nunes, Glen Matlock, Richard Pike, Dennis Bovell, Norman Watt Roy, Danny Thompson. Plus guest guitar from Mick Jones! Now for RSD 2019 it will be available as a gatefold sleeved, 2LP 180g red & orange vinyl.

                      Various Artists

                      AA Sessions Volume 1

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                        AA Sessions is a collaboration project helmed by producer Ben Hampson at his “Agricultural Audio” studio in the countryside of Lewes, Sussex. A revolving door policy of different artists coming and going led to these 6 songs, each with a different line up, with members of AKDK, Blood Red Shoes, Tigercub, Projector, Nancy, Sweet Williams, Charlottefield, Sick Joy and more featuring in different ways on different songs. The LP comes on pillar box red vinyl and is strictly limited to 500 copies. Release is via Jazz Life which is the label set up in 2014 by Blood Red Shoes.

                        Various Artists

                        Brazil Classics

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                          30 year anniversary box seT of David byrne’s legendary brazil Classics series. This is one of the first compilations of pop music from Brazil, and one of the most important compilations of music from anywhere. It became the beginning of a shift to music in other languages and from places other than where you are now. And, it was the beginning of Luaka Bop, which we are pretty happy about. New sleeve notes from David Byrne!

                          Various Artists

                          Breaking Bad OST

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                            180 gram audiophile vinyl PVC protective sleeve Gatefold sleeve with UV-spot Varnish (TBC) A selection of defining songs, featured in the five seasons of Breaking Bad Exclusive Breaking Bad postcard (TBC) Exclusive Breaking Bad sticker-sheet with logo’s (TBC) 4-page booklet with exclusive pictures and credits (TBC) 2 printed innersleeves with pictures (TBC) Secret inscriptions in run-out groove Essential Breaking Bad songs by Gnarls Barkley, Bob James, J.J. Cale, The Monkees, Beastie Boys, Badfinger, Fever Ray, Whitey, The Bambi Molesters and others Limited edition of 3000 individually numbered copies on crystal clear vinyl. 600 in UK Breaking Bad is one of the most critically acclaimed television shows of all time. Following its premiere in 2008, the show's five-season run won 16 Emmy Awards and earned 58 nominations and continues to appeal to new fans every day in over 170 territories worldwide. The series follows the story of Walter White, a desperate man who turns to a life of crime to secure his family's financial future, and is supported by an impressive soundtrack. Music from a variety of styles and decades can be heard throughout the 5 seasons of the series. Music On Vinyl releases a special Record Store Day 2LP soundtrack, containing a selection of defining songs from the series. The soundtrack includes tracks by Dave Porter, Gnarls Barkley, J.J. Cale, Los Cuates de Sinaloa, The Beastie Boys, Badfinger, Nat King Cole and The Monkees. The Breaking Bad release is housed in a gatefold sleeve with UV-spot varnish. The package includes an Breaking Bad postcard and sticker-sheet with logo’s. To understand the story behind the songs we including a 4-page booklet with exclusive pictures and extensive liner notes by Thomas Golubic, Breaking Bad's music supervisor

                            Various Artists

                            Disco Not Disco

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                              “Strut Records were there first, well before DFA recorded The Rapture’s Sub Pop debut. ‘Disco Not Disco’ preceded the punk funk revolution by two years.” - Resident Advisor For Record Store Day 2019, Strut present the first ever repress since 2000 of the influential first volume of ‘Disco Not Disco’ compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary. ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook. Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time. With original copies now changing hands for €100+, this new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins. The album features full original artwork and Kris Needs’ sleeve notes and is remastered and cut by The Carvery. • First volume of the seminal compilation series repressed for the first time since 2000 for Record Store Day • Album title became known as a style of music in its own right, when rock bands and experimental NY artists aimed at the dancefloor • Major influence on the punk funk bands and labels of early 2000s including DFA • Album remastered by The Carvery and featuring full original artwork and sleeve notes by Kris Needs

                              Various Artists

                              Greg Belson’s Divine Disco Volume Two: Obscure Gospel Disco (1979-1987)

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                                Although gospel and disco music seem like polar opposites, one is secular while the other has embraced a hedonistic culture, the marriage of the two genres has birthed the uplifting spirituality and dance floor thump found in gospel disco. By the mid-'70s many established and independent gospel artists started creating records with a tight four-on-the-floor beat that touched both churchgoers as well as patrons of the drug-fueled establishments of the '70s. Cultures of Soul Records is proud to present the second installment of Greg Belson's Divine Disco. Belson is one of the world's leading authorities on the funky gospel sound; for this collection he dug deep into his crates to undercover the rarest independent and private press gospel disco records ever recorded. Greg Belson's Divine Disco sound is one that's been heard around the world from his DJ appearances at Glastonbury's NYC Donwlow stage to LA's Funky Sole to soul nights across Europe. Many tracks are under the radar or recently discovered such as Harrison Jones - On that Other Shore, Converters, I've Been Converted and the super limited self-released 45 by Mr Jesse R. McGuire – Jesus Is On the Mainline. Only 50 copies were ever pressed. This volume even includes gospel disco from the UK with Paradise's brilliant "Keep the Fire." This compilation also includes remixes and edits by Steve Cobby (who was a member of Fila Brazillia) and the Divine Situation production duo of Greg Belson and Paulo Fulci. Tracks : A1. Converters - I've Been Converted A2. Harrison Jones - On That Other Shore A3. Wisdom - Change A4. Johnson Family Gospel Singers – Imitations B1. Calvin B. Rhone - I Believe B2. Psalms - Praise The Lord B3. Mr. Jesse R. McGuire – Jesus Is On The Mainline B4. Paradise - Keep The Fire C1. Wisdom - Let The Lord Come In Your Life C2. Prophecy - Take It To The Streets C3. New Creation - Ain't No Right Way To Do Wrong D1. Calvin B. Rhone - That's How Much He Loves You D2. Harrison Jones & The Voices of Harmony - On That Other Shore (Divine Situation Way Over Yonder Rework) D3. Mr Jesse R. McGuire – Jesus Is On the Mainline (Steve Cobby Remix)

                                Various Artists

                                Music For Dreams: Summer Sessions For Record Store Day 2019

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                                  A special limited edition sample, comprising of 6 tracks by different artists. All tracks have never been released on vinyl, and 3 of the tracks are unreleased exclusive tracks. It will be a double vinyl LP on heavyweight 180g black vinyl. A collector's edition for the Balearic/Downtempo/Sunset DJ's & Collectors. Tracklist (**unreleased exclusive tracks) A1. The Swan & The Lake - Plastic Pacific Ocean ** A2. Troels Hammer - Infinita A3. Nordsø & Theill - Castanos Azules - 06:17 ** B1. Mike Salta - Hey Moloko - 08:13 B2. Ambala - Morning Lights - 05:20 B3. Dj Pippi - Hierba Buena - 05:51 **

                                  Various Artists

                                  The Mod Scene

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                                    The Mod Scene brings together 25 remarkable tracks, virtually all of them much sought after on original Decca/Deram 45. Save yourself £££s and buy this loving compiled 2LP set in heavyweight 180 gm vinyl. Contains 4-sided information sheet, replicating original album CD package notes. This compilation features 25 rare and influential that helped shape the Mod scene. Mixing rock, blues and soul with electrifying energy, the ‘mods’ were sharply dressed and ready to take their sounds to the streets and were warmly embraced by the music-obsessed ‘mod’ fans. Includes tracks from Tom Jones, Paul & Barry Ryan, the Poets, Amen Corner, Small Faces, Chris Farlow, Graham “10cc” Gouldman, Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band, Graham Bond Orchestra and many others.

                                    Various Artists

                                    The R&B Scene

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                                      The R&B Scene brings together 25 remarkable tracks, virtually all of them much sought after on original Decca/Deram 45. Save yourself £££s and buy this loving compiled 2LP set in heavyweight 180 gm vinyl. Contains 4-sided information sheet, replicating original album CD package notes. The British 1960s Rhythm & Blues music scene, was like no other, it borrowed the blues and rock & roll, and produced a sound that became a global success. Includes early recordings featuring David Bowie, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, Jimmy Page, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood.

                                      Various Artists

                                      The Vinyl Revival: The Album

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                                        This is a gatefold compliation album that will contain the DVD of the The Vinyl Revival, based on Graham Jones' book of the same title, within as a unique product for RSD19. They are a combined product and will only be sold this way for RSD so will form a unique collectors item at only 1000.

                                        Various Artists

                                        The Rock And Roll Scene

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                                          Following the success of the transference to vinyl of the first five 'Scene' titles last RSD, Decca continues its celebration of its rich heritage with five more classic overviews of its catalogue.RECORD ONE Side 1 1.Billy Boyle My Baby's Crazy 'Bout Elvis 2.Joe Brown Comes The Day 3.Joey Castell Tryin' To Get To You 4.Ken Colyer's Skiffle Group Down Bound Train 5.The Bob Cort Skiffle School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) 6.Michael Cox Too Hot To Handle Side 2 1.Terry Dene Pretty Little Pearly 2 .Jackie Dennis La Dee Dah 3.The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group Rock Island Line 4.Vince Eager And The Vagabonds Yea Yea 5.Billy Fury Collette 6.Wee Willie Harris Rockin' At The Two I's RECORD TWO Side 1 1.Eddie Hickey Plain Jane 2.Sally Kelly Little Cutie 3.Little Tony And His Brothers Foxy Little Mama 4.The Most Brothers Whole Lotta Woman 5.Danny Rivers & The Alexander Combo My Baby's Gone Away 6.Russ Sainty with The Nu-Notes Race With The Devil Side 2 1.Mort Shuman Turn Me Loose 2.Freddie Starr And The Midnighters It's Shaking Time 3.Tommy Steele And The Steelmen Elevator Rock 4.Robb Storme Transistor Sister 5.Screaming Lord Sutch I'm A Hog For You 6.Bobby Tempest Don't Leave Me 7.Terry White And The Terriers Rock Around The Mailbag

                                          Various Artists

                                          Dennis Hopper's 'The Last Movie'

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                                            Yellow Vinyl.After the incredible success of the film Easy Rider, Dennis Hopper was given complete freedom to direct and star in the bizarre, surrealist The Last Movie ñ released in 1971.Filmed in a drug fuelled haze in Peru with Hopper, Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Dean Stockwell, Michelle Phillips, Russ Tamblyn, and Samuel Fuller ñ there has never been a soundtrack to this film until now! Featuring the first ever performances of Kristofferson's legendary "Me and Bobby McGee" plus sublime country-folk songs from John Buck Wilkin, Peruvian folk & dance music ñ all recorded live on set in Peru ñ nothing was overdubbed! Plus, provocative movie dialogue from Dennis Hopper, Sam Fuller and others ñ coupled with the ambient sounds of the mountains and villages of South America ñ reissue producer Pat Thomas and Hopper Estate archivist Jessica Hundley have assembled a groovy listening experience that will melt minds.Packaging includes rare vintage photos, detailed liner notes, et al.The Last Movie recordings are being released for the first time ever in any audio format ñ taken from the original movie reels!

                                            Various Artists

                                            Flow (RSD20 EDITION)

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                                              To celebrate Mercury KX's third birthday, the label curates a cutting-edge compilation featuring an exclusive Nils Frahm/”lafur Arnalds rework, carefully curated pieces from the Mercury KX catalogue, as well as new tracks/versions by Isobel Waller-Bridge, Josin & Federico Albanese.LP: Side A For Now I Am Winter [Nils Frahm Rework] - ”lafur Arnalds Petrichor ñ Keaton Henson In The Blank Space (New York Recordings) ñ Josin The Lantern ñ Federico Albanese Light Ascending [ft.Shards] ñ Luke Howard A Small Kind of Revival ñ Sophie Hutchings Side B Le lac - Jean-Michel Blais Porcelain ñ Lambert Particles (ft.Nanna BryndÌs) - ”lafur Arnalds Nirai Kanai - Guy Sigsworth …xta ñ Sebastian Plano No Ritual ñ Anatole September ñ Isobel Waller-Bridge

                                              Various Artists

                                              Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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                                                Double pack coloured vinyl 7".4 track compilation of covers of the James Bond themes of Dame Shirley Bassey.Indie heroes pay tribute to Bond and Bassey just two weeks after the release of the 25th James Bond film.David Gedge (the Wedding Present) teams up with Louise Wener (Sleeper) on the unused Thunderball theme; Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.The Left Outsides provide an atmospheric, pastoral, psychedelic take on Diamonds Are Forever.Darren Hayman (Hefner) re-imagines Goldfinger with his own chorus of Bond girls.DJ Downfall and Theoretical Girl's icy cool synthpop Moonraker will please fans of Ladytron, Black Box Recorder and Flying Lizards Tracks : 01 Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - David Gedge & Sleeper.02 Diamonds Are Forever - The Left Outsides.03 Goldfinger - Darren Hayman.04 Moonraker - DJ Downfall & Theoretical Girl

                                                Various Artists

                                                The Beat Scene

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                                                  Following the success of the transference to vinyl of the first five 'Scene' titles last RSD, Decca continues its celebration of its rich heritage with five more classic overviews of its catalogue.RECORD ONE Side 1 1.The Poets I Love Her Still 2.The Game Gonna Get Me Someone 3.Thee Each And Every Day 4.The Mighty Avengers (Walking Thru' The) Sleepy City 5.Shel Naylor It's Gonna Happen Soon 6.The Beat Boys Third Time Lucky Side 2 1.The Mark Four Hurt Me If You Will 2.Sandra Barry and The Boys Really Gonna Shake 3.Lulu & The Luvers Surprise Surprise 4.The Mojos Everything's Al'Right 5.The Beat-Chics Now I Know 6.The Pete Best Four I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door RECORD TWO Side 1 1.The Warriors Don't Make Me Blue 2.The Marauders That's What I Want 3.The Brooks Once In A While 4.Rick and Sandy Lost My Girl 5.Unit Four Plus Two I Was Only Playing Games 6.Tierney's Fugitives Did You Want To Run Away Side 2 1.The Mockingbirds One By One 2.The Rockin' Berries Itty Bitty Pieces 3.The Knack Who'll Be The Next In Line 4.Brian Poole and The Tremeloes Keep On Dancing 5.The Hi-Numbers Heart Of Stone 6.The Andrew Oldham Orchestra Da Doo Ron Ron

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  The Girls Scene

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                                                    Following the success of the transference to vinyl of the first five Scene titles last RSD, Decca continues its celebration of its rich heritage with five more classic overviews of its catalogue.RECORD ONE Side 1 1.The Orchids Oo-Chang-A-Lang 2.Antoinette Jenny Let Him Go 3.The Vernons Girls Only You Can Do It 4.Louise Cordet Two Lovers 5.Truly Smith The Boy From Chelsea 6.Dana Gillespie You Just Gotta Know My Mind Side 2 1.Barry St John Hey Boy 2.Susan Hampshire When Love Is True 3.Jean Martin Save The Last Dance For Me 4.Beryl Marsden When The Lovelight Starts Shining Thru' His Eyes 5.Pamela Blue My Friend Bobby 6.Jackie Frisco Sugar Baby RECORD TWO Side 1 1.Janice Nicholls I'll Give It Five 2.Bobbie Miller What A Guy 3.The Mysteries Give Me Rhythm And Blues 4.Olivia Newton-John Till You Say You'll Be Mine 5.Vashti Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind 6.Marianne Faithfull Is This What I Get For Loving You? Side 2 1.Billie Davis Nobody's Home To Go Home To 2.Shape And Sizes Rain On My Face 3.Lorraine Child You 4.Linda Flavell And The Trouble With Me Is You 5.Adrienne Poster Shang A Doo Lang 6.Lulu Try To Understand 7.The Exceptions Soldier Boy

                                                    Various Artists

                                                    Hi Tide Groove

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                                                      Kickin presents Hi Tide Groove, DJ's choice 1969 - 1981, selected by Daisuke Kuroda.A collection of Hi Records singles from the famous Al Green and Ann Peebles, to the obscure African and Jean Plum.180 gram color vinyl

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Aphelian Volume 1 (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                        Record Store Day exclusive's Aphelion Vol.1 and Aphelion Vol.2 bring together a selection of rare remixes from the Rocket Recordings back catalogue - all but one track are being released on vinyl for the first time. The LP's bring together tracks by Rocket favourites like Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation, Sex Swing, Gnoomes, Bonnacons of Doom and many more. These classic Rocket tracks have been pushed, pulled, stretched, dissected and some, completely re-imagined by an eclectic mix of incredible artists. These include some of the current leaders of electronic exploration like Nyege Nyegeís Nihiloxia, Bristolís Giant Swan and Oliver Ho's Broken English Club.

                                                        Remixes from the post-punk royalty of IDLES, to the untouchable, experimental sounds of Tomaga - the albums also includes contributions from two of NTS Radio's most acclaimed DJ's, Optimoís JD Twitch and the godlike Cherrystones, both exploring addictive bass churning sounds. The albums also see Rocket artists remixing their fellow label mates - Mexico's J. Zunz unexpected remix of Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, GNOD's Negra Branca remix of Greece's Kooba Tercu, and one of the stand out tracks, the 9 min+ Gnoomes remix of the Flowers Must Die song Hey, Shut Up. Aphelion Vol.1 also includes a brand new, unreleased remix by Cage And Aviaryís Jamie Paton and his krautdub take on J. Zunz track Four Women and Darkness.

                                                        The results are a cauldron of repetitive sounds across two LPs ñ taking in everything from psych, techno, krautrock, afro, noise, dub and all the other ingredients you would expect to find on a compilation released on the ever reliable Rocket Recordings. Each LP is ltd to 500 copies, with only 420 going to record shops (the other 80 are going to all artists/band members involved).

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        01/ Gum Takes Tooth - No Walls, No Air (Broken English Club Remix) 02/ Bonnacons Of Doom - Esus (Jd Twitch Optimo Remix) 03/Josefin Ohrn + The Liberation ñ Rainbow Lollipop (Cherrystones Remix) 04/ Petbrick ñ Roadkill Ruby (Spooky J / Nihiloxia Remix) 05/ Mamuthones - Symphony For The Devil (Giant Swan Remix) 06/ J.Zunz - Four Women And Darkness (Jamie Paton Dub) 07/ Kooba Tercu ñ Qasan (Negra Branca Remix)


                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia In San Francisco (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                          On a x14 trk double LP Vinyl for the first time, Golden Gate Groove: The Sound Of Philadelphia Live 1973 captures the first and only time the stars of Philadelphia International Records (P.I.R.) including The OíJays, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, The Three Degrees, and Billy Paul performed in concert with the label's house band, MFSB (Mother, Father, Sister, Brother), showcasing what would become the Sound of Philadelphia -- affectionately known as T.S.O.P. The concert took place in San Francisco during the annual CBS Records convention at the Fairmont Hotel in September 1973.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Earthbeat (RSD22 EDITION)

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                                                            30th Anniversary Edition of the iconic 1992 "Earthbeat" collection with much sought after tracks from the series of "Pulse" EPs and 12" singles by The Future Sound Of London under their many guises.

                                                            This special limited to 1500 hand numbered edition comes in a gatefold sleeve with a unique centrefold featuring past artwork and images from the period of these classic, much sought after tracks and rare mixes. 

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            Mental Cube “q” (original)
                                                            Yage “quazi”
                                                            Candese “you Took My Love” (earth Mix)
                                                            Fsol “papua New Guinea” (dumb Child Of Q)
                                                            Indo Tribe “owl”
                                                            Semi Real “people Livin’ Today”
                                                            Yage “theme From Hot Burst”
                                                            Indo Tribe “shrink”
                                                            Mental Cube “so This Is Love”
                                                            Mental Cube “chile Of The Bass Generation”
                                                            Smart Systems “tingler” (original)
                                                            Yage “coda Coma”
                                                            Indo Tribe “in The Mind Of A Child”
                                                            Humanoid “stakker Humanoid” (coby ’94 Mix)
                                                            Smart Systems “creator”
                                                            Indo Tribe “bite The Bullet Baby”

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Soul Jazz Records Presents Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm Of Gipsy Rhumba In Spain 1965 - 1974 (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                              New one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + 28-page booklet insert + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Gipsy Rhumba: The Original Rhythm of Gipsy Rhumba in Spain 1965 – 1974’.

                                                              Soul Jazz Records’ Gipsy Rhumba is the first album ever outside of Spain to focus on one of the most exciting musical culture clashes ever that first took place in the early 1960s.

                                                              Primarily known as the creators of Flamenco, Gypsies from the Catalan region of Spain came up with a fascinating hybrid style – Gipsy Rhumba – which blended together Latin and Rhumba music of Cuba and the Caribbean together with their own Flamenco, as well as the emerging Rock and Roll from America.

                                                              The extensive booklet contains definitive sleevenotes by the musicologist Jose Manuel Gómez, record designs and stunning photography from the celebrated photographer Jacques Leonard.

                                                              “A capsule of supercharged clapping and joyous vocals’” - The Guardian

                                                              “Must-have’ ‘You all know Gipsy Kings’ blend of flamenco and Latin rhythms … but where did this convergence of Latin music styles occur? This compilation demonstrates how mid-1960’s Barcelona hot-housed gypsy musicians who employed the rumba rhythm… Gipsy Rhumba unearths a forgotten corner of Europop” - The Sunday Times

                                                              “Musicologists aren’t the only ones who will enjoy pulling at the threads that bind this particular sound clash … Messing with the traditional form is daring at any time, but the result was something quite fantastic, potent and intriguing, full of marvellous grooves and compelling rhythms” - Irish Times

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A
                                                              1. Rabbit Rumba – Nuestro Ayer
                                                              2. El Noi – Labios Morenos
                                                              3. Los Gitanos Polinais – En El Fondo Del Mar De Lima
                                                              4. Antonio González – Sarandonga
                                                              5. Peret – La Fiesta No Es Para Feos
                                                              B
                                                              1. El Gitano Portugués – Fui A Bahía
                                                              2. Maruja Garrido – Ché Camino
                                                              3. Juncal Y Sus Calistros – Tequila
                                                              4. Moncho Y Su Wawankó Gitano – Orisa
                                                              5. Peret – Voy, Voy
                                                              C
                                                              1. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – Anana Hip
                                                              2. Chango – El Guapo
                                                              3. Ramonet Y Sus Rumberos – Bacalao Salao
                                                              4. Lola Flores Y Antonio González – Meneíto Men
                                                              5. Dolores Vargas "La Terremoto" – A-Chi-Li-Pú
                                                              D
                                                              1. El Noy – El Loco
                                                              2. El Noi – Sí, Compay
                                                              3. Chacho Y Sus Rumbas – El Pan Y Los Dientes
                                                              4. Maruja Garrido – Amanecí En Tus Brazos
                                                              5. Antonio González – Levántate

                                                              Various Artists

                                                              Soul Jazz Records Presents Holy Church Of The Ecstatic Soul: A Higher Power: Gospel, Soul And Funk At The Crossroads 1971-83 (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                Soul Jazz Records’ new Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul: Gospel, Funk and Soul at the Crossroads 1971-83 is a one-off limited-edition heavyweight special-edition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023.

                                                                The album draws upon the extensive links between black American gospel music and soul music, showing how the sensibilities of gospel artists such as Shirley Caesar, Dorothy Norwood, Andraé Crouch and others crossed over into secular soul music during this period.

                                                                Many of the most successful soul artists – from Aretha Franklin to Al Green, The Staple Singers to Sam Cooke – all drew upon their upbringing in the church for their musical inspiration. This album discusses how important the links between the black church and soul music were in creating soul music and spotlights some of the many important (and also little-known) gospel artists who walked this line between sacred music and soul, funk and disco in the 1970s and early 1980s.

                                                                Holy Church of the Ecstatic Soul shows how sacred gospel music was at home with Stevie Wonder, Blaxploitation-style funk and produced music celebrated both in New York’s underground discos (The Paradise Garage, Studio 54, etc) and later sampled by the likes of Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Mary J Blige.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                A
                                                                1. Andraé Crouch & The Disciples - Satisfied (3.07)
                                                                2. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Children Of America (4.19)
                                                                3. The Meditation Singers - Trouble's Brewin' (5.01)
                                                                B
                                                                1. The Clark Sisters - You Brought The Sunshine (5.49)
                                                                2. Dorothy Norwood - Let Your Feet Down Easy (2.42)
                                                                3. Shirley Caesar - Jesus Is Coming (3.50)
                                                                4. Swan Silvertones - If You Believe Your God Is Dead (3.11)
                                                                C
                                                                1. The Alvin Darling Ensemble - Is There Anybody Here? (3.24)
                                                                2. Roscoe Robinson - There's A Creator (3.10)
                                                                3. Destiny - Nothing Can Stop Me Now (2.57)
                                                                4. The Meditation Singers - Good Old Gospel Music (4.32)
                                                                5. Keith Barrow - Everything Is Gonna Be Alright (3.07)
                                                                D
                                                                1. Roscoe Robinson - Elijah (2.33)
                                                                2. Dyson's Faces - Till I've Got This Feelin' Of Love (3.45)
                                                                3. The Violinaires - The Upper Way (3.24)
                                                                4. Leomia Boyd And The Gospel Music Makers - Higher In Jesus' Love (2.53)
                                                                5. Keith Barrow - The Right Road Now (3.06)

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Soul Jazz Records Presents Studio One Ska 20th Anniversary Edition (RSD23 EDITION)

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                                                                  Soul Jazz Records’ new 20th anniversary one-off limited-edition heavyweight specialedition coloured vinyl pressing + download code exclusively for Record Store Day 2023 of Soul Jazz Records’ classic Studio One Ska. 

                                                                  A blistering collection of non-stop Ska classic tunes from Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s legendary Studio One Records, Jamaica's foundation label of reggae music. Featuring classic cuts from the originators of Ska alongside a heavy dose of superb rarities from the mighty vaults of 13 Brentford Road - pure fire!

                                                                  Studio One Records and the seminal in-house band The Skatalites created and defined Ska in the process making Jamaican music famous throughout the world. This compilation features classic vocal and instrumental tracks from The Skatalites, Bob Marley and The Wailers, Delroy Wilson alongside super-rare tracks from the likes of Ken Boothe, The Maytals, Jackie Mittoo, Tommy McCook and many more.

                                                                  Clement ‘Sir Coxsone’ Dodd’s musical empire was founded on Ska, the first explosive and most exciting music to come out of the newly independent Jamaica, which soon spread across the world. This album is a celebration of the music of Studio One Records’ seminal Ska releases and features a who’s who of the most important artists and musicians in the history of reggae. Studio One is often described as both the University of Reggae and the Motown of Jamaica.

                                                                  “Utterly brilliant collection of Ska music. Essential stuff” - Q 

                                                                  "There are a million ska compilations around, but this selection outshines them - yet another blinder from Soul Jazz“ - Wallpaper 

                                                                  "This shows the Soul Jazz Records vault digger’s gold standard of quality” - Mojo

                                                                  “Every side collected here is a classic” - All Music

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A
                                                                  1. Jackie Mittoo – El Bang Bang
                                                                  2. Ken Boothe & Stranger Cole – Arte Bella
                                                                  3. The Wailers – (I'm Gonna) Put It On
                                                                  4. The Skatalites – Addis Ababa
                                                                  B
                                                                  1. Roland Alphonso – President Kennedy
                                                                  2. Joe Higgs – (I'm The) Song My Enemies Sing
                                                                  3. The Skatalites – Beardsman Ska
                                                                  4. Delroy Wilson – I Want Justice
                                                                  C
                                                                  1. Tommy McCook's Orchestra – Sampson
                                                                  2. The Ethiopians – I'm Gonna Take Over
                                                                  3. Tommy McCook – Freedom Sounds
                                                                  4. The Maytals – Marching On
                                                                  D
                                                                  1. The Skatalites – Exodus
                                                                  2. Roland Alphonso – Look Away Ska
                                                                  3. Don Drummond – Don Cosmic
                                                                  4. Roland Alphonso – Scambalena
                                                                  5. Andy & Joey – You're Wondering Now

                                                                  Vintage Crop

                                                                  Kibitzer

                                                                    Geelong’s favourite sons Vintage Crop return with their much-anticipated fourth album, ‘Kibitzer’. Running with the ball that 2020’s “Serve To Serve Again” punted forward, this album marks another energetic break towards the goal for Vintage Crop. ‘Kibitzer’ sees the band define their field of play, more melodic at times, still bruising, forever droll. These ten tracks of ‘snappy as elastic’ Australian punk are packed with tensile riffage, hefty beats and witty refrains of everyman curiosity.

                                                                    ‘Kibitzer’ was written in quick response to their critically lauded ‘Serve To Serve Again’ album. Harsh guitars, a brutish rhythm section and a knack for always having the right words at hand are still abundant, but this time Vintage Crop’s songs expand upon their forceful nature with greater harmonic arrangement. It was recorded by Jasper Jolley in one single session on a former apple orchard in Geelong, a backdrop that mirrors the band’s own organic growth whilst highlighting their willingness to approach capturing their own sound their own way. The album was then mixed and mastered by Mikey Young.

                                                                    ‘Kibitzer’ delves into themes of identity, resilience and acceptance; some of the more upbeat notions that the band have dealt with to date. ‘Casting Calls’ opens the record, slamming through the speakers with gusto and setting the tone for the following 30 minutes. “It’s rolling, we’re rolling, we’re winding back the tape, we’re getting better with each take” sings lead songwriter Jack Cherry. Accepting your limitations and taking pride in your work are key themes on ‘Kibitzer’. In fact ideas around learning, growing and being able to take things in your stride are strongly felt through their entire body of work. These themes hit home with the album’s title too, with Cherry feeling that ‘Kibitzer’ is an apt way to describe a lot of the band’s focus. “I feel like a lot of our lyrics over the years have been our unsolicited opinions on other people’s situations, the very definition of the word Kibitzer. So for this record we wanted to lean into that tendency by acknowledging it and even go as far as stamping it on the album cover.”

                                                                    Musically the band have expanded their palette on this album; exploring a world of rhythmic harmony and a newfound vocal melodicism. There’s also greater lyrical elaboration and considered song structures at play. ‘The Duke’ is a mob of rollicking chants and heavy hitting, catchy to the core. ‘The Bloody War’ is a more sanguine reflection of tumbling drums, struck chords and shrill keyboard warble. “He’s got the keys to the universe and they’re hanging from his belt loop, his wit is as quick as lightning, his disapproving gaze is the thunder that follows” pipes Cherry on ‘Double Slants’, guitars chiming through the hubbub. ‘Hold The Line’ turns the wry amusement of dealing with cold callers into a fidgety anthem of knowing frustration. Whilst ‘Switched Off’ even welcomes the introduction of horns (courtesy of Heidi Peel) to the group’s repertoire, ushering in an unexpected serenity into their tough sound. 


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side A
                                                                    01. Casting Calls
                                                                    02. The Duke
                                                                    03. Double Slants
                                                                    04. Hold The Line
                                                                    05. Impact Of Wisdom
                                                                    Side B
                                                                    06. Drafted
                                                                    07. The Bloody War
                                                                    08. 2K Hip Pocket
                                                                    09. Under Offer
                                                                    10. Switched Off

                                                                    The latest example of Knekelhuis' expert curation comes via this killer compilation of all new productions from a wealth of international talent. Featuring label mainstays alongside new friends, this sonic journey explores the spaces between ambient and experimental electronica rendered in tape manipulation and spectral synthesis.

                                                                    Label Text "This is a story of friendship, about how it grows stronger through the years. But it’s just as much about fledgling togetherness and shared art in times of crisis. The result is an introspective document of contemporary music, in spirit of Eno and Hassell. A space where we embrace our differences and speak the language of collectivity together, where we reflect, adapt and value each artist's contribution equally. To witness a multitude of cultural backgrounds that speak one like-minded language. Soothing and illuminating. And felt like..."


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    XIII - L’Abete Al Contrario
                                                                    Ike Zwanikken - Bianca
                                                                    Treasury Of Puppies - Himlen Den Vackraste
                                                                    Avsluta - Mono No Aware
                                                                    Troth - Calm Of The Shadow
                                                                    Philipp Otterbach - When The Fish Travels..
                                                                    Michel Banabila - E.T
                                                                    Ayaz - Yuma
                                                                    Bashar Suleiman - T7KINI Feat. Olan Monk & Lil Asaf

                                                                    The brokntoys stable has been quietly breeding best-in-shows and podium winners for the techno, electro and breakbeat classes for some time now. BT25 brings together label regulars Marco Bernardi, Vertical67 and Exhausted Modern alongside debutante Robert Valera.

                                                                    A1 marks the first appearance of NY-based analogue wizard Robert Valera with "Test 2", a track reminiscent of the deeper end of the West Coast sound - vintage oscillators rotating around fried drum machine kinetics.

                                                                    Marco Bernardi returns with "Tokyo Sunrise", an epic journey joining Detroitian sequences with classic breakbeats for a very on-trend and captivating sound that should resonate with the majority of the global dance village right now.

                                                                    Vertical67 proffers up a stylish and icy cold electro jaunt that's perfect for warming up aircraft hangers and warehouse spaces early doors.

                                                                    Exhausted Modern's "The Last Minute On Earth" concludes with an introspective take on cinematic soundscapes. Helicopter blade rhythms rotate against an evocative backdrop of analogue synths and technoid textures which seems primed to soundtrack the next tense, alien dystopia / mutant massacre thriller.... someone call Blade!

                                                                    Screenprinted sleeves, hand stamped and numbered labels - limited copies as per. 


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1. Robert Valera - Test 2
                                                                    A2. Marco Bernardi - Tokyo Sunrise
                                                                    B1. Vertical67 - Out Of Sight
                                                                    B2. Exhausted Modern - The Last Minute On Earth 

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson

                                                                      Texan Roky Erickson was one of the true mind-blowing pioneers of psychedelic music. The original leader of the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators formed in 1965, Erickson and band invented a brand new style of rock & roll, one that was slightly unhinged while it explored the consciousness-expanding influence of LSD on music. After three years, the group imploded with mental issues and legal challenges, ending with Erickson being incarcerated for several years in the Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Rusk, Texas. When he was released in the early ’70s the musician continued on his own trail, recording songs that had come to him in his far-flung cerebral wanderings. Erickson, who passed away May 31, 2019, is now celebrated on this 12-track tribute to one of the most original rockers ever.

                                                                      The participants range the whole world of modern music, and each chose one of Erickson’s originals to stamp their own imprint on. They include Lucinda Williams, Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Margo Price, Mosshart Sexton (Alison Mosshart & Charlie Sexton), Neko Case, Mark Lanegan & Lynn Castle, Jeff Tweedy, Gary Clark Jr & Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Brogan Bentley. With the full support of the Roky Erickson estate, the album is produced by Bill Bentley, executive producer of the 1990 Roky Erickson tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye on Sire Records, with associate producers Matt Sullivan, co-founder/co-owner of Light in the Attic, and Wyatt Bentley.

                                                                      The songs range from Erickson’s debut iconic original, “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” recorded when he was a member first in The Spades and then the 13th Floor Elevators during the early ‘60s in Austin, to some of Erickson’s later songs, like “If You Have Ghosts,” which heard him exploring some of the outer limits of the human psyche. Each new recording is a stunning modern take on the sound that Roky Erickson gave the world over a half-century of writing, recording and touring. No one has ever equaled those explorations.
                                                                      This truly is the music of the spheres, as Erickson once sang about his sound, as seen through the eyes and ears of those who are united in their love and respect for a person who dedicated his life to rock & roll. Roky Erickson, through the trials and tribulations of a man both imbued with greatness and haunted by darkness, never quit in his quest to share with others what he heard and saw. As he sang on the 13th Floor Elevators last recording, “May the circle remain unbroken.”


                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Billy F Gibbons - (I've Got) Levitation
                                                                      Mosshart Sexton - Starry Eyes
                                                                      Jeff Tweedy - For You (I'd Do Anything)
                                                                      Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan - Clear Night For Love
                                                                      The Black Angels - Don't Fall Down
                                                                      Neko Case - Be And Bring Me Home
                                                                      Margo Price - Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
                                                                      Gary Clark Jr. & Eve Monsees - Roller Coaster
                                                                      Ty Segall - Night Of The Vampire
                                                                      Lucinda Williams - You're Gonna Miss Me
                                                                      Chelsea Wolfe - If You Have Ghosts
                                                                      Brogan Bentley - May The Circle Remain Unbroken

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute To Roky Erickson

                                                                        Texan Roky Erickson was one of the true mind-blowing pioneers of psychedelic music. The original leader of the Austin-based 13th Floor Elevators formed in 1965, Erickson and band invented a brand new style of rock & roll, one that was slightly unhinged while it explored the consciousness-expanding influence of LSD on music. After three years, the group imploded with mental issues and legal challenges, ending with Erickson being incarcerated for several years in the Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Rusk, Texas. When he was released in the early ’70s the musician continued on his own trail, recording songs that had come to him in his far-flung cerebral wanderings. Erickson, who passed away May 31, 2019, is now celebrated on this 12-track tribute to one of the most original rockers ever.

                                                                        The participants range the whole world of modern music, and each chose one of Erickson’s originals to stamp their own imprint on. They include Lucinda Williams, Billy F Gibbons, The Black Angels, Margo Price, Mosshart Sexton (Alison Mosshart & Charlie Sexton), Neko Case, Mark Lanegan & Lynn Castle, Jeff Tweedy, Gary Clark Jr & Eve Monsees, Ty Segall, Chelsea Wolfe, and Brogan Bentley. With the full support of the Roky Erickson estate, the album is produced by Bill Bentley, executive producer of the 1990 Roky Erickson tribute album Where The Pyramid Meets The Eye on Sire Records, with associate producers Matt Sullivan, co-founder/co-owner of Light in the Attic, and Wyatt Bentley.

                                                                        The songs range from Erickson’s debut iconic original, “You’re Gonna Miss Me,” recorded when he was a member first in The Spades and then the 13th Floor Elevators during the early ‘60s in Austin, to some of Erickson’s later songs, like “If You Have Ghosts,” which heard him exploring some of the outer limits of the human psyche. Each new recording is a stunning modern take on the sound that Roky Erickson gave the world over a half-century of writing, recording and touring. No one has ever equaled those explorations.
                                                                        This truly is the music of the spheres, as Erickson once sang about his sound, as seen through the eyes and ears of those who are united in their love and respect for a person who dedicated his life to rock & roll. Roky Erickson, through the trials and tribulations of a man both imbued with greatness and haunted by darkness, never quit in his quest to share with others what he heard and saw. As he sang on the 13th Floor Elevators last recording, “May the circle remain unbroken.”


                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Billy F Gibbons - (I've Got) Levitation
                                                                        Mosshart Sexton - Starry Eyes
                                                                        Jeff Tweedy - For You (I'd Do Anything)
                                                                        Lynn Castle & Mark Lanegan - Clear Night For Love
                                                                        The Black Angels - Don't Fall Down
                                                                        Neko Case - Be And Bring Me Home
                                                                        Margo Price - Red Temple Prayer (Two-Headed Dog)
                                                                        Gary Clark Jr. & Eve Monsees - Roller Coaster
                                                                        Ty Segall - Night Of The Vampire
                                                                        Lucinda Williams - You're Gonna Miss Me
                                                                        Chelsea Wolfe - If You Have Ghosts
                                                                        Brogan Bentley - May The Circle Remain Unbroken

                                                                        Vinicio Adames

                                                                        Amazonia

                                                                        We are in 1987 and 2 years have passed since Vinicio Adames debut album “El Comienzo Del Camino” when Venezuelan painter Ernesto Leon asks Vinicio to compose music for his New York Art Exhibition at Lincoln Centre. The result is an exceptional composition and modern sound interpretation of their national heritage the Amazonas. Both Amazonia I + II, each version in its own way, honor the majesty and mystery of one of worlds greatest nature reservoirs. Both compositions were never intended for commercial release, and were only given out by hand in Flexidisc format during the exhibition. We at TrueClass Record felt, that the time has come to present this gem to all musiclovers worldwide. Short Info: Venezuelan Electronic Music Pioneer Vinicio Adames Synth-Pop Masterpiece from 1987. Vital Sales Points: 1st Official release. Quality Restoration and Re-Mastering by Calyx Mastering.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Patrick says: Collectors of ambient, Balearic and 80s synth-scapes know you have to scour the exhibition catalogues, fashion collection promos and weird commercial tie-ins to find the deepest nuggets. This shamanistic masterpiece is no exception, created for an Ernesto Leon exhibition in NYC '87. Perfect fourth world tackle for play alongside Crelier, Hassell and Finis Africae.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Amazonia I
                                                                        Amazonia II

                                                                        Viv Albertine

                                                                        Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys

                                                                          A new edition as part of the Faber Social Greatest Hits - books that have taken writing about music in new and exciting directions for the twenty-first century.

                                                                          SUNDAY TIMES MUSIC BOOK OF THE YEAR
                                                                          ROUGH TRADE BOOK OF THE YEAR
                                                                          MOJO BOOK OF THE YEAR

                                                                          In 1975, Viv Albertine was obsessed with music but it never occurred to her she could be in a band as she couldn't play an instrument and she'd never seen a girl play electric guitar.

                                                                          A year later, she was the guitarist in the hugely influential all-girl band the Slits, who fearlessly took on the male-dominated music scene and became part of a movement that changed music.

                                                                          A raw, thrilling story of life on the frontiers and a candid account of Viv's life post-punk - taking in a career in film, the pain of IVF, illness and divorce and the triumph of making music again - Clothes Music Boys is a remarkable memoir.

                                                                          Vijaya Anand

                                                                          Asia Classics 1: The South Indian Film Music Of Vijaya Anand - Dance Raja Dance

                                                                            You won’t hear Vijaya Anand sing on this record. Nor will you hear him play any of the instruments. He is the invisible presence behind each of these songs. He’s the Musical Director, here to dream up sequences and carefully produce sophisticated South Indian pop perfection.

                                                                            Anand was part of the first wave to use electronic instruments in Indian film scores. Almost all sung in glorious Telugu. Thirty years after its original release, Asia Classics 1: The South Indian Film Music of Vijaya Anand - Dance Raja Dance is available on vinyl for the first time.



                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                            1 Aatavu Chanda Dancing Is Beautiful
                                                                            2 Naane Maharaja I Am The Emperor
                                                                            3 Aase Hechchagide Desire Soars Up High
                                                                            4 Prema Rudaayade Loving Hearts
                                                                            5 Neeve Nanna Only You Were Mine
                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                            1 Ellellu Preethi Love Is Everywhere
                                                                            2 Ba Ennalu When I Say Come
                                                                            3 I Love You, Yenthare I Said I Love You
                                                                            4 Dheem Thana Thana Nana
                                                                            5 Nalleya Savimathe Lover You Speak Beautiful Words
                                                                            6 Yerida Gunginalli The Drink That Has Gone Up

                                                                            Victor Assis Brasil

                                                                            Esperanto

                                                                              Recorded in the same sessions as the Toca Antonio Carlos Jobim album, "Esperanto" consists of five deep jazz cuts: original compositions except for a heavy-swinging Latin-jazz cover of Jimmy Heath’s ‘Ginger Bread Boy’, alongside more moments of wild frenetic jazz, like ‘Quarenta Graus A Sombra’, amongst more melancholic, but no less captivating compositions like ‘Marilia’ and ‘Ao Amigo Quartin’. Esperanto’s influences span both American continents, finding a meeting point for Latin jazz and North American post-bop, with Roberto Quartin’s perfectionist approach to sound elevating the already incandescent music to divine new heights. The band consists of some mercurial greats of Brazilian music: Dom Salvador (bass), Edison Machado (drums), Helio Delmiro (guitar) and Edson Lobo (Bass).

                                                                              Victor Cavini

                                                                              Japan

                                                                                The first Be With foray into the archives of revered German library institution Selected Sound is one of our favourites on the label - the super in-demand "Japan" from Victor Cavini, originally released in 1983.

                                                                                Rare and sought-after for many years now, this is one of those cult library LPs that never turn up. With Daibutsu the giant Buddha of Kamakura’s presence gracing the hefty front cover, this is a record bursting with dope samples for adventurous producers: it’s koto-funk madness!

                                                                                Victor Cavini was the library music pseudonym of prolific German composer and musician Gerhard Trede. He was known for exploring instruments and styles from around the world (he played over 50 different instruments himself) and Japan is
                                                                                his collection of 14 musical sketches painted with traditional Japanese wind and string instruments. These are the sounds of traditional Japanese folk music re-interpreted through Western ears, with the occassional contemporary twist. Contemporary for 1983, of course.

                                                                                These “Pictures of Japan” are hypnotic, sometimes frantic, but always beautiful. The first twelve tracks offer airy explorations of koto and flute, with other strings and percussion being added and then given their own space. Indeed “Pictures of Japan XII” is just drums.

                                                                                And then “Pictures of Japan XIII” seems to come out of nowhere. But the subtle sleaze of its full band sound still doesn’t quite prepare you for the towering climax of “Pictures of Japan XIV”.

                                                                                This is Japan’s undoubted standout piece, completely and wonderfully at odds with the rest of the album. It’s the reason this has become such a must-have record. It keeps the traditional Japanese instruments but combines them with shuffling funk breaks, electric bass high in the mix and a Godzilla-sized psychedelic fuzz guitar sound that might actually be a traditional reed flute pushed to its limits. Whatever it is, it sounds awesome.
                                                                                Recalling both Rino de Filippi’s "Oriente Oggi" and Giancarlo Barigozzi’s "Oriente", the track’s a real head-nod groove for b-boys and b-girls alike that sounds straight out of a late 70s Yakuza film. Indeed, if you were told The RZA or Onra had cooked this up in the lab this century, you’d be convinced. It’s crazy that this dates from 1983.

                                                                                The audio for Japan has been sensitively remastered for vinyl by Be With regular Simon Francis to keep all the character of the original recordings. Richard Robinson has handled the careful restoration of the original Selected Sound sleeve. Essential.


                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                A1. Pictures Of Japan
                                                                                A2. Pictures Of Japan II
                                                                                A3. Pictures Of Japan III
                                                                                A4. Pictures Of Japan IV
                                                                                A5. Pictures Of Japan V
                                                                                A6. Pictures Of Japan VI
                                                                                A7. Pictures Of Japan VII
                                                                                B1. Pictures Of Japan VIII
                                                                                B2. Pictures Of Japan IX
                                                                                B3. Pictures Of Japan X
                                                                                B4. Pictures Of Japan XI
                                                                                B5. Pictures Of Japan XII
                                                                                B6. Pictures Of Japan XIII
                                                                                B7. Pictures Of Japan XIV

                                                                                Vince Clarke

                                                                                Songs Of Silence

                                                                                  As the album title suggests, Songs of Silence is a lyric-less, instrumental album, and is hugely evocative for that. Unlike anything you’ve previously heard from Vince Clarke, as an artisan of dynamic electropop, (Erasure, Depeche Mode, Yazoo), Songs of Silence has about it a more sober ambient electronic beauty, its unique characteristics put it in a category of its own.

                                                                                  For the creation of the record Vince set himself two rules – first that the sounds he himself generated for the album would come solely from Eurorack (a modular synthesizer format introduced in the mid-90s) and secondly that each track would be based around one note, maintaining a single key throughout. The resultant pieces, with the Eurorack sound clay then manipulated on Logic Pro, amount to wordless narratives, in which a sense of synth-generated, cosmic remoteness is often jolted by stark interventions, reminders of the human hand at work amid this machinery.

                                                                                  This album sees Vince Clarke not content to rest on his considerable pop legacy, and instead open up for himself, and for the rest of us, exciting new electronic vistas in which the permutations and possibilities are limitless.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Cathedral
                                                                                  2. White Rabbit
                                                                                  3. Passage
                                                                                  4. Imminent
                                                                                  5. Red Planet
                                                                                  6. The Lamentations Of Jeremiah
                                                                                  7. Mitosis
                                                                                  8. Blackleg
                                                                                  9. Scarper
                                                                                  10. Last Transmission

                                                                                  Vinicius De Moraes

                                                                                  Berimbau

                                                                                    Brazilian poet, lyricist, essayist and playwright, Vinicius de Moraes (1913-1980) became a seminal figure in modern Brazilian music and literature. Along with his longtime collaborator, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/ guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim (1927-1994), known in Brazil as Tom Jobim, he composed hundreds of songs which have become true classics and have transcended the bossa nova, as they continue to be played and recorded by countless singers and instrumentalists within Brazil and throughout the world. This LP edition compiles some of Vinicius' earliest recordings.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Berimbau
                                                                                    Mulher Carioca
                                                                                    Samba Em Preludio
                                                                                    Pela Luz Dos Olhos Teus
                                                                                    O Astronauta
                                                                                    Samba Da Bencao
                                                                                    Ouverture
                                                                                    Monologo De Orfeu
                                                                                    Um Nome De Mulher
                                                                                    Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce 
                                                                                    Mulher, Sempre Mulher
                                                                                    Eu E O Meu Amor
                                                                                    Lamento No Morro

                                                                                    Vernon Elliot

                                                                                    Clangers - Original TV Music

                                                                                      Out of print since 2001, a classic trunk records release gets a rare repress. Naïve and pastoral space music at its very best!

                                                                                      As a TV obsessed child, the Clangers was my favourite programme on the box, so you can imagine how excited I was when this came in!

                                                                                      What an unbelievable recording. The entire unreleased score for the entire Clangers TV series - that's music for all 26 episodes. It grows organically (as does the series) from small and simple phrases to complex passages of pure pastoral space music. It all climaxes with the awesome "Harmony Of The Spheres". The running order is exactly as it ran with all 26 episodes and includes some SFX, Tiny Clanger and Oliver Postgate's timeless introduction. This CD also comes with the unique and sweet "Clangers Opera" compiled by Oliver Postgate, an adventure on the Clangers planet starring the Iron Chicken. The CD booklet includes rare photos, early Clangers Sketches and a Libretto for the Clangers Opera written by Oliver Postgate. 

                                                                                      Victor Romero Evans / The Detonators

                                                                                      At The Club / Lift Off

                                                                                      Diggin deep, two treasured cuts from the John Collins vaults, remastered, reissued and sounding oh so weighty. The lush Lovers vibe of Victor Romero Evans - At The Club and the mind-bending, cosmic, space-echoed dub from The Detonators - Lift Off.

                                                                                      Both written and produced by the mighty John Collins, producer of some seminal tracks from the likes of Janet Kay and Rick Clarke, it was his production prowess on these two tracks that led Jerry Dammers to get Collins in to produce The Specials - Ghost Town / Why? / Friday Night, Saturday Morning after hearing the magic of this EP. With originals trading hands for £70 it's high time a reissue came around.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Matt says: Delightful 12" showcasing a sozzled ska-reggae track perfect for drinking too much Dragon Stout this bank holiday weekend. On the flip a twisted, tape-echoed dub exercise so ganja-soaked I convinced myself it was already 4:20! Again, if you're aiming to get horizontal this weekend this is the disc for you!

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      A1. Victor Romero Evans - At The Club
                                                                                      B1. The Detonators - Lift Off

                                                                                      Vitalija Glovackyte

                                                                                      We Are For A While

                                                                                      Another of Ono's expansive and highly creative projects. "We Are For A While" is a fully realized multimedia experience, detailing the working process for Vitalija Glovackyte's sonic and visual tale about recycling. Vitalija first sourced a plethora of broken and salvaged instruments, their acquisition alone worthy of a tale (told in the accompanying booklet). After repairing instruments to a (somewhat) playable state, Glovackyte then set about recording the album you hear now - a collection of electro-folk meanderings, broken ambience and fairytales from industrial sites. It's a heartfelt homage to re-using instead of replacing and is highly evocative in the process. The booklet comes with photos detailing the process as well as a written narrative from Glovoackyte. It's another brilliant addition to the art / music cannon that is Ono records. Highly recommended.

                                                                                      Vic Godard

                                                                                      Mum's Revenge

                                                                                        I started recording mums' revenge in summer 2016. Dave Morgan (The Rockingbirds, ATV, The Weather Prophets) had just joined the Subway Sect as our latest drummer and had a studio in his front room in St Albans. Over the next two and a half years we gradually did more and more tracks until we had more than enough for a record. I played all the instruments while Dave did the drums, percussion and recording. I was happy with my bass lines but not my bass playing which was all attack and no finesse. Luckily Ruth Tidmarsh was on hand and is a superb bassist and fine singer. Dave had already alerted me to her skills as a photographer but as a three piece Sect we were all in the same zone musically, which is a must when you have a tight budget. So Ruth played my bass lines but in a more musicianly way (ie. no horrid buzzy noises). It was an altogether happier experience than most recording set-ups. No outside interference meant we could do just as we wished and we had lots of voices other than mine in the final mix - which we had hoped for from the outset. We were helped out by Helen McCookerybook, Simon Rivers and Neil Palmer from the Bitter Springs/Oldfield Youth Club, Davy Henderson, Jock Scot and Gareth Sager, and Subo from Asbo Derek. The intro is spoken by a friend of mine called Neil Palmer - he's a drummer who writes a bit of poetry as a result of doing a gig in Manchester with me, The Bitter Springs and Jock Scot about 15 years ago. Jock inspired him to get a slim volume of his own poetry printed up. We did a live reading/music session for Resonance - Johny Brown's Bad Punk show. Neil recited the words over my single, Can’t take the sunshine away and I asked if he could repeat the trick for my LP. 

                                                                                        Dub & Sound International returns for a third time and this one welcomes legendary Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon who is rightly 'Digging The Vibes.' The title track kicks off and pairs his playful patterns with a Dubsetters rhythm and some nice sunny and soothing melodies from Trommie aka Don Drummond Jr. After the horn-led, organic and unhurried instrumental comes a dub that is fleshed out with a little more echo and is a sublime bit of roots. A second version adds another perspective to the original and we already look forward to hearing more from this project.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Digging The Vibes
                                                                                        Vibes Dub
                                                                                        Vibes Riddim

                                                                                        Vince Guaraldi Trio

                                                                                        A Charlie Brown Christmas - 2022 Reissue

                                                                                          With such iconic tracks as “Christmas Time is Here” and the instantly recognizable “Linus and Lucy”, the Vince Guaraldi Trio’s soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas shares the title of best-selling jazz album in history, and was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA in late 2016. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                          1. O Tannenbaum
                                                                                          2. What Child Is This
                                                                                          3. My Little Drum
                                                                                          4. Linus & Lucy
                                                                                          5. Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                          1. Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
                                                                                          2. Skating
                                                                                          3. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
                                                                                          4. Christmas Is Coming
                                                                                          5. Für Elise
                                                                                          6. The Christmas Song

                                                                                          Deluxe Editions Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                          O Tannenbaum (Take 2/Recorded September 21, 1965)
                                                                                          O Tannenbaum (Take 3/Recorded September 21, 1965)
                                                                                          Greensleeves (Take 6/Recorded October 28, 1965)
                                                                                          Linus And Lucy (Take 1/Recorded September 17, 1965)
                                                                                          Christmas Time Is Here (Take 1/Recorded September 17, 1965)
                                                                                          Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal) (Rehearsal/Recording Date Unknown)
                                                                                          Christmas Time Is Here (Take 4/Recording Date Unknown)
                                                                                          Skating (Take 1/Recorded September 22, 1965)
                                                                                          Jingle Bells (Takes 1–4/Recorded September 21, 1965)
                                                                                          Christmas Is Coming (Take 3/Recorded September 17, 1965)
                                                                                          Christmas Is Coming (Take 3/Recorded September 21, 1965)
                                                                                          Für Elise (Takes 1–2/Recording Date Unknown)
                                                                                          The Christmas Song (Take 8/Recorded October 28, 1965)

                                                                                          Valerie June

                                                                                          The Moon And The Stars : Prescriptions For Dreamers

                                                                                            Conjuring a next-generation fusion of folk, soul, gospel, country and transcendental blues, The Moon and Stars, Prescriptions For Dreamers, Valerie June’s third full-length album for Fantasy Records is a deeply affecting work of genuine beauty and unassuming wonder.

                                                                                            Produced by Jack Splash (Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, John Legend) and Valerie June and recorded at Fresh Young Minds in Los Angeles, CA and Hit Factory Criteria in Miami, FL., the new album is her first release since 2017’s highly acclaimed The Order of Time and features 11 songs and three musical interludes, all written by Valerie.

                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                            Matt says: A nice mix of beautifully played instruments, delicate electronic flourishes and June's arresting and haunting voice make for a modern country-blues album that'll stand the test of time. Get those camera phones in the air folks!

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Stay
                                                                                            2. Stay Meditation
                                                                                            3. You And I
                                                                                            4. Colors
                                                                                            5. Stardust Scattering
                                                                                            6. African Proverb
                                                                                            7. Call Me A Fool
                                                                                            8. Fallin
                                                                                            9. Smile
                                                                                            10. Within You
                                                                                            11. Two Roads
                                                                                            12. Why The Bright Stars Glow
                                                                                            13. Home Inside
                                                                                            14. Starlight Ethereal Silence

                                                                                            Valerie June

                                                                                            Under Cover

                                                                                              Acclaimed GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Valerie June presents Under Cover – a specially curated 8-track covers collection that contains singular interpretations of some of her favorite songs including previously unreleased versions of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You,” Frank Ocean’s “Godspeed,” Joe South’s “Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home,” Gillian Welch’s “Look At Miss Ohio,” and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Into My Arms.”

                                                                                              Under Cover also includes two tracks from Valerie’s recently released (digital only) The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers Deluxe Edition: John Lennon’s “Imagine,” and Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon.” Dylan’s sublime “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You,” which was only available as an Amazon Original exclusive, rounds out the set.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Pink Moon (Nick Drake)
                                                                                              Fade Into You (Mazzy Star)
                                                                                              Look At Miss Ohio (Gillian Welch)
                                                                                              Godspeed (Frank Ocean)
                                                                                              Imagine (John Lennon)
                                                                                              Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home (Joe South)
                                                                                              Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You (Bob Dylan)
                                                                                              Into My Arms (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)

                                                                                              Vikesh Kapoor

                                                                                              The Ballad Of Willy Robbins

                                                                                                Following a spur-of-the-moment cross-country trip with a pair of fiery European girls, Vikesh Kapoor left school for a brief yet inspiring stint as a mason’s apprentice. The America he had previously known resided narrowly between his childhood home in rural Pennsylvania and the New England university he left home for. Alongside his parents’ own immigrant struggles, these experiences quickly witnessed Kapoor to the scope of the American dream.

                                                                                                A few years later, Kapoor performed at Howard Zinn’s memorial service in Boston, in front of Zinn’s family and colleagues (including Noam Chomsky). Roused by Zinn’s lifelong battle against class/race injustice, Kapoor spent the next two years in Portland, Oregon working on his full-length debut record. The Ballad Of Willy Robbins, a concept album loosely based on a newspaper article, chronicles the brutal but hopeful story of a working class man who slowly loses everything: ambitions, health, family and shelter. It’s a worker’s tale, less specific to the blue-collar life as it is about anyone struggling to make something of themselves.

                                                                                                Co-produced by Adam Selzer (M. Ward) and features Nate Query (Decemberists, Black Prairie), Jeff Ratner (Langhorne Slim) and Birger Olsen (Denver).

                                                                                                THE NEW YORKER: “a series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs. Woody Guthrie is standing at the head of that road”

                                                                                                After receiving renewed attention with the reissue of a selection of his early works on Amsterdam's Redlight Records affiliated label "Into The Light", Vangelis Katsoulis offers an 8 track LP and 12 track CD album aptly entitled "If Not Now When", for Alex Bradley's new Utopia Records concept. The Avant Garde movement largely influenced Katsoulis' early compositions. After which, he turned to minimalism, applying elements of jazz and rock into that genre. Since the 80's, the use of technology became gradually apparent in his compositions, whist not diminishing the importance of the human factor and the creative involvement of the performer. Today, he is striving for simplicity, trying to express the most, using the least, providing the context for this release. From the subtle ambience of title track, to the intense and confronting sound on "All The Blue Skies", Katsoulis and his accompanying musicians deliver a diverse and contemporary work with a level of sophistication that will challenge the current electronic musical landscape. The purity of sound in stand out track "Tore" is juxtaposed by the dark and gritty "Grand Delusions", a remarkably modern composition which sounds like it has been composed for a Berlin Techno club, from a man we suspect has never been to one. "Slipping Beauties", the most revered of Katsoulis' back catalogue (recently remixed by Young Marco) is given an organic and intelligent reinterpretation for 2016. The haunting and provocative vocal performance by Anna Linardou on "Zarrin" leads the record down an even more emotive and provocative path. In conjunction with Vinyl Factory with artwork direction by esteemed young designer Lee Roach who worked under Peter Savile of Factory Records, the piece is a limited collectors edition to stand alongside the already high level content on Utopia Records.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                All The Blue Skies
                                                                                                Liquidity
                                                                                                Grand Delusions
                                                                                                Noir
                                                                                                Tore
                                                                                                The Slipping Beauties Pt Ii
                                                                                                Zarrin
                                                                                                If Not Now When

                                                                                                Vick Lavender

                                                                                                Deep Root / Hustle

                                                                                                Vick Lavender debuts on Chicago's iconic lifestyle store and cultural hub The Silver Room who have branched out into the vinyl world with this first release. Both tracks are heavy on the spiritual house flavours, over 11 minutes each, recalling producers such as Ron Trent, Joe Claussell and Chez Damier whilst having a charisma and personality all of their own. "Deep Root" is the more electric and tribal of the two - sounding very much like something on the Electric Blue series with a touch of Instant House. "Hustle" takes us straight to church with gospel house vibes a plenty - live bass and organ jamming off each other with an incredible dexterity that'll appeal to lovers of Louie Vega's Vega records as much as the aforementioned deep house masters. Exceptional stuff indeed. 

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Takin' it to chuurrch! Vick Lavender gets deep and spiritual for lifestyle upgrade Silver Room. Now with full picture sleeve!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                1. Deep Root
                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                1. Hustle

                                                                                                Les Disques du Crepuscule present an extended double disc reissue of Shiver, the acclaimed debut album by seminal Swedish artist Virna Lindt, originally released by The Compact Organization in 1983.

                                                                                                Written and produced by Virna Lindt and Tot Taylor, Shiver offers 12 slices of chic orchestrated pop informed by ‘foreign film’ soundtracks, movie composers John Barry and Ennio Morricone, Modernist musique concrete and Cold War spy thrillers. The album spawned three singles: Attention Stockholm, Intelligence and I Experienced Love. For the most part Lindt provides the voiceover for her own narratives, occasionally striking reflective poses amid orchestral swells and multi-layered atmospherics; a clear influence on later acts such as Pulp, St Etienne and Air.

                                                                                                This new edition of Shiver showcases acoustically-enhanced mixes prepared by Taylor and Lindt in 1997, augmented with non-album singles Model Agent and Young & Hip, and immaculate instrumental versions of key album tracks such as Underwater Boy and The Dossier on Virna Lindt. The extended tracklist also finds room for a leftfield cover of Windmills of Your Mind, originally written by Michel Legrand and Alan & Marilyn Bergman for The Thomas Crown Affair and recorded for the Crepuscule compilation album Moving Soundtracks.

                                                                                                Cover photography is by E.A. Janes. 


                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Patrick says: If you have a soft-spot for arch art pop, frothy euro capers and some of the finest leftfield synth serenades you'll ever hear, you need this holy grail from Virna Lindt. There's dubby dreampop via "I Experienced Love" (well Balearic), the cinematic swoon of "The Dosier" (a proto-Air cut which could also have made it onto "This Is Hardcore"), the killer aqua-cosmic love song "Underwater Boy" and the new wave romp "Intelligence" - all present and totally correct. If that weren't enough, there's a whole additional disc of delights I haven't had a chance to sample yet. Grab one while you can.

                                                                                                Vusi Mahlasela, Norman Zulu, Jive Connection

                                                                                                Face To Face - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                  Strut revives a lost recording from the archives in January with a 2002 collaboration between acclaimed South African folk singer Vusi Mahlasela, singer songwriter Norman Zulu and Swedish jazz / soul collective Jive Connection.

                                                                                                  The links between South Africa and Sweden have long been strong with Sweden one of the most supportive European nations in the struggle against apartheid; the government helped to fund the ANC for decades and Mandela visited the country on one of his first European stops following his release from prison in 1990.

                                                                                                  Sotho folk singer Vusi Mahlasela, dubbed “The Voice” Of South Africa, performed at Mandela’s inauguration in 1994 and has enjoyed his own long relationship with Sweden, regularly embarking on cultural exchanges and forging a strong bond with the Jive Connection band, featuring guitarist / bassist Stefan Bergman and Little Dragon drummer Erik Bodin within its line-up.

                                                                                                  Although touring regularly, the collaboration has rarely been documented beyond a lone studio album in 1994. This “lost” recording, discovered in the archives of producer Torsten Larsson, also features songwriter / vocalist Norman Zulu and showcases their natural musical chemistry together. Vusi’s songs have traditionally addressed the struggle for freedom and the need for reconciliation and, here, his lyrics are as powerful as ever, ranging from parables (‘Prodigal Son’) to an unflinching lament on child abuse (‘Faceless People’). Jive Connection vary the soundtrack, bringing in hints of reggae, jazz and post-punk alongside traditional township arrangements.

                                                                                                  Face To Face is mastered by The Carvery. Artwork features unseen photos from the album sessions along with full lyrics. Produced in association with Torsten Larsson. 


                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. PRODIGAL SON
                                                                                                  2. UMZALA
                                                                                                  3. FACELESS PEOPLE
                                                                                                  4. INKOMO
                                                                                                  5. FACE TO FACE
                                                                                                  6. THEMBA LAMI
                                                                                                  7. INTOMBI YE MBALI
                                                                                                  8. PUSH
                                                                                                  9. ABANTU ABANGANA BUSO
                                                                                                  10. ANASTACIA
                                                                                                  11. B4 THULULALELE
                                                                                                  12. ROOTS
                                                                                                  13. STILL
                                                                                                  14. SON OF PRODIGAL SON

                                                                                                  Vaughan Mason And Butch Dayo

                                                                                                  Feel My Love - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                    If ever an album could transport you to the hazy sunshine and imagined halcyon paradise of Southern California in the mid-1980s, could capture the early evening warmth of hanging at an inclusive boogie jam as it approaches “magic hour” in Santa Ana or Anaheim, then it’s Vaughan Mason and Butch Dayo’s Feel My Love. A brilliantly produced deep slung, low rider funk classic originally released on Salsoul in 1983. It’s a masterpiece of “funk love music”.

                                                                                                    Yes, this is indeed a perfectly formed five track “mini LP” of unparalleled heat, but there’s one song here that, above the rest, represents Orange County boogie-funk. A straight killer beloved by all that have had the pleasure of moving to it. A track that can fill up a dance floor within seconds of its starting. That song is the eternal title track, “Feel My Love”.

                                                                                                    This is a work of art that made people fall in love with the funk. It transcends the limitations of genre. “Feel My Love”’s deceptive simplicity makes it perfect to drop during a house set, a classic funk party or at a west coast rap jam. It’s sexy, deeply emotional, melancholic, hopeful, passionate and just radiates so, so much raw energy. This is music.

                                                                                                    The rest of the record is hardly filler though. Opener “Oh, Love” is a dizzying, emotional slow jam. With heaven-sent vocals riding gorgeous, sweeping keys that alternate between sweet twinkling lines and funk-fuelled stabbing. It’s sensational. A rollerskating jam named “Rollalong Songs” is an ultra-swish piece of dance floor dynamite. Its slick drums, staccato piano and neck snapping claps underscore Dayo’s buoyant vocals. It’s essentially “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll Part II”.

                                                                                                    The flip begins with “Party On The Corner”. Smoother than silk vocals, day-glo synths, a bubbling bassline and guitar licks that surely received the Prince seal of approval. It’s another example of how Vaughan Mason and Butch Dayo flirt with perfection so routinely. The most majestic closer, the kaleidoscopic, cow-bell-assisted synth-funk heater “You Can Do It” is a proto-rap groover that truly smokes.

                                                                                                    This prized LP is a stone cold jam and finding original copies on vinyl at affordable prices has been tough for years. Mastered brilliantly by Simon Francis, cut by Pete Norman and with lovingly reproduced artwork, this fresh Be With reissue ensures this legendary LP now sounds, looks and feels as sensational as it should.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1: Oh, Love
                                                                                                    A2: Rollalong Songs
                                                                                                    A3: Feel My Love
                                                                                                    B1: Party On The Corner
                                                                                                    B2: You Can Do It

                                                                                                    Vince Mole And His Calcium Orchestra

                                                                                                    Nothing

                                                                                                      Vince Mole is one of the original members of The Apples In Stereo and he played on their debut single "Tidal Wave". This single was penned to be the last single to come out on Elephant 6 but the label folded. It's been in limbo until now. Three poptastic tracks, handmade sleeves, limited to 500 copies.

                                                                                                      Van Morrison

                                                                                                      Moondance

                                                                                                        It's unusual for a decade-defining record to come out in that decade's first year, but that was clearly the case with "Moondance". While it would have been one of the finest albums of any decade, it clearly marked a turning point both for Van Morrison and for rock as a whole. Coming after 1968's expansive, acoustic, jazz-inflected "Astral Weeks", "Moondance" marks a complete about-face; instead of looking inward to the depths of his soul, Van turned his gaze towards sunnier climes, offering up a seamless disc of tightly composed and arranged tunes brimming with warmth and energy. Here the R&B influence that had been part of Morrison's toolkit since his days fronting Them truly came to the fore at last. "Crazy Love", "Caravan", and "Brand New Day" could have been covered by any great soul singer, even as they redefined 'soul' through the filter of Morrison's eclectic sensibilities. An openhearted record full of truly inspirational moments, "Moondance" is Van at the absolute top of his game, setting the pace for everyone else to follow. Nearly every song here is a stone-cold classic, and "Moondance" has become embedded in the collective pop consciousness as one of the most important touchstones of its time.

                                                                                                        Van Morrison

                                                                                                        Accentuate The Positive

                                                                                                          Van Morrison unveils his 45th studio album, ‘Accentuate the Positive’.

                                                                                                          Like this year’s acclaimed ‘Moving On Skiffle’, ‘Accentuate The Positive’ sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock ‘n’ roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn’t long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues.

                                                                                                          Several decades later, Van Morrison now revisits the genre by reimagining some of his personal favourites for ‘Accentuate The Positive’, and infusing those timeless songs with an energy that constantly challenges and expands upon its traditions. Van’s inimitable voice combined with superb arrangements and highly accomplished brings a fresh zeal to such great songs as The Johnny Burnette Trio’s ‘Lonesome Train’, Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ ‘Shakin’ All Over’ and Big Joe Turner’s pioneering rock ‘n’ roll hit ‘Flip, Flop and Fly’.

                                                                                                          Contributors to the album include electric guitar from the late Jeff Beck and vocals from Chris Farlowe on ‘Lonesome Train’, plus guitar from Taj Mahal on ‘Lucille’ and ‘Shake, Rattle and Roll’.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Side 1
                                                                                                          1) You Are My Sunshine
                                                                                                          2) When Will I Be Loved?
                                                                                                          3) Two Hound Dogs
                                                                                                          4) Flip, Flop And Fly
                                                                                                          5) I Want A Roof Over My Head
                                                                                                          Side 2
                                                                                                          6) Problems
                                                                                                          7) Hang Up My Rock & Roll Shoes
                                                                                                          8) The Shape I’m In
                                                                                                          9) Accentuate The Positive
                                                                                                          10) Lonesome Train
                                                                                                          Side 3
                                                                                                          11) A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues
                                                                                                          12) Shakin’ All Over
                                                                                                          13) Bye Bye Johnny
                                                                                                          14) Red Sails In The Sunset
                                                                                                          15) Sea Of Heartbreak
                                                                                                          Side 4
                                                                                                          16) Blueberry Hill       
                                                                                                          17) Bonaparte’s Retreat
                                                                                                          18) Lucille
                                                                                                          19) Shake Rattle And Roll

                                                                                                          Van Morrison

                                                                                                          Moondance - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                            A triple LP Deluxe Edition of Van Morrison’s multi-platinum selling 1970 release Moondance with the original LP remixed by Steven Wilson.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            LP 1 The Original Album Remixed By Steven Wilson (2022)
                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                            1. And It Stoned Me
                                                                                                            2. Moondance
                                                                                                            3. Crazy Love
                                                                                                            4. Caravan
                                                                                                            5. Into The Mystic
                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                            1. Come Running
                                                                                                            2. These Dreams Of You
                                                                                                            3. Brand New Day
                                                                                                            4. Everyone
                                                                                                            5. Glad Tidings

                                                                                                            LP 2 Outtakes And Remixes
                                                                                                            Side C
                                                                                                            1. Into The Mystic (Take 11)
                                                                                                            2. Caravan (Take 4)
                                                                                                            3. Glad Tidings (Remix 2)
                                                                                                            4. These Dreams Of You (Remix)
                                                                                                            Side D
                                                                                                            1. Come Running (Take 2)
                                                                                                            2. Brand New Day (Take 3)
                                                                                                            3. Glad Tidings (Alt. Version)
                                                                                                            4. Crazy Love (Alternate Mix)

                                                                                                            LP 3 Outtakes And Remixes
                                                                                                            Side E
                                                                                                            1. Caravan (Redo: Take 3)
                                                                                                            2. These Dreams Of You (Alt. Version)
                                                                                                            3. Moondance (Take 22)
                                                                                                            4. Glad Tidings (Take 9)
                                                                                                            Side F
                                                                                                            1. I Shall Sing (Take 7)
                                                                                                            2. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down And Out (Outtake)
                                                                                                            3. I’ve Been Working (Early Version, Take 5)

                                                                                                            Van Morrison

                                                                                                            Moving On Skiffle

                                                                                                              It should come as no surprise that Van Morrison has made an album inspired by skiffle. Van Morrison’s love of skiffle dates back to his childhood. He would hang out at the famed Belfast record store Atlantic Records, where he’d hear early 20th century folk, blues and jazz from the likes of Lead Belly and Jelly Roll Morton. So when he heard Lonnie Donegan’s take on ‘Rock Island Line’ he intuitively understood the music he was creating. Before long, Van Morrison was playing with a skiffle band in school. Several decades on, Van Morrison now revisits his love of the genre with his new album ‘Moving On Skiffle’, which will be released on 10th March 2023.

                                                                                                              ‘Moving On Skiffle’ finds him taking a homemade style that exploded across Britain in the mid-1950s and infusing it with a level of sophistication and soulfulness that it didn’t always possess the first time around. The 23-track album goes to the heart of the music Van Morrison has inhabited ever since he was six years old, hanging out in the smoky confines of Belfast’s Atlantic Records. It also contains songs that underline, in their messages on the importance of freedom and living on your own terms, his lifetime philosophy. 

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Freight Train
                                                                                                              Careless Love
                                                                                                              Sail Away Ladies
                                                                                                              Streamline Train
                                                                                                              Take This Hammer
                                                                                                              No Other Baby
                                                                                                              Gypsy Davy
                                                                                                              This Loving Light Of Mine
                                                                                                              In The Evening When The Sun Goes Down
                                                                                                              Yonder Comes A Sucker
                                                                                                              Travelin’ Blues
                                                                                                              Gov Don’t Allow
                                                                                                              Come On In
                                                                                                              Streamlined Cannonball
                                                                                                              Greenback Dollar
                                                                                                              Oh Lonesome Me
                                                                                                              I Wish I Was An Apple On A Tree
                                                                                                              I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
                                                                                                              I’m Movin’ On
                                                                                                              Cold Cold Heart
                                                                                                              Worried Man Blues
                                                                                                              Cotton Fields
                                                                                                              Green Rocky Road

                                                                                                              Vincent Oliver

                                                                                                              EP 3

                                                                                                                Much been said about Vincent Oliver in the past eighteen months; his unique approach to songwriting that fuses the quirky lyrical elements of DIY pioneer R. Stevie Moore and Arab Strap's Aidan Moffat while musically leaning on the thin line between the shoegazing electronica of "Pygmalion" era Slowdive and the utter popness of New Order's "Power, Corruption & Lies". His first two EPs on Loaf have been a starting point for a young songwriter with infinite pop potential. "EP3" concludes the series of EPs of Vincent Oliver's bedroom recordings with reinterpretation and remixes from some of his most notable fans. Border community's young star and tour mate, Nathan Fake, lends a hand to re-arrange the blissfully confusing "Cluods In The Haed"; into a psychedelic techno affair that has been getting dancefloor support from James Holden. There's also remixes from Hrdvsion, Andrea's Kit, Isan, Rothko and an extended live version.

                                                                                                                Vinny Peculiar

                                                                                                                Goodbye My Angry Friend

                                                                                                                  Manchester song-writing maverick, performance poet and Smiths associate Vinny Peculiar has cultivated an alternative music career spanning the past 10 years collaborating with a diverse range of artists from Bill Drummond to Bonehead. "Goodbye My Angry Friend", his 7th studio album, is an ambitious, vengeful, tuneful and intriguing collection of songs. Produced by sonic magpie Tim Browne it fuses influences that are, to many a pop music connoisseur, poles apart.. from Nick Cave to The Darkness.. from Johnny Cash to Queen. Here is a record that, for better or worse, plays by its own rules.

                                                                                                                  Vinny Peculiar

                                                                                                                  Whatever Happened To Vinny Peculiar? - Selected Out Takes And Inserts 1989-2003

                                                                                                                    Subtitled "selected out-takes and inserts 1989 - 2003", "Whatever Happened to Vinny Peculiar?" is a superb collection of obscurities, alternate takes and lost gems which both hangs together brilliantly as an album in its' own right and - once again - begs the question: why is this guy not revered as one of England's finest singer / songwriters? Most of the cuts actually date from around the turn of the 21st Century and as usual Vinny's vivid, acerbic observations on life, love and failure are presented with rich, colourful and persuasive musical backdrops which usually suit the unlikely subject matters to perfection.

                                                                                                                    Vinny Peculiar

                                                                                                                    Suicide Dad

                                                                                                                      Fantastic acoustic and lyrical single on Manchester's very own Uglyman records, think of I Am Kloot as possible reference point.

                                                                                                                      Velma Perkins, Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr

                                                                                                                      Yes, My Goodness Yes / You Can’t Blame Me

                                                                                                                        Two major soul sides, one from the Twinight catalogue, one from Capsoul. Velma Perkins is the sister of guitarist, songwriter and producer Al Perkins (whose Atco 45, ‘Nothing Is Impossible’, was a big Northern sound). A successful songwriter in her own right under her married name Vee Allen, ‘Yes, My Goodness, Yes’ was the flipside of her only Twinight single, her 1970 debut 45 ,‘I’ll Always Love You’.

                                                                                                                        With more than a touch of Diana-era Supremes, it’s a gorgeous uptempo groove with typical Twinight horns and a funky guitar that could well be Al himself lending a hand. It’s a super rare 45 that never seems to come up for sale these days. Cut with Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum and Durr’s debut single for Capsoul, ‘You Can’t Blame Me’.

                                                                                                                        Signed to the label by DJ and singer Bill Moss (his ‘Sock It To ‘Em Soul Brother’ on Pama is a corker) as The Revelations, the band changed name and cut two 45s before disappearing. A super soulful funky mid-tempo tune that lets all five (even though there are just four names in their chosen name) vocalists lay down a super plush soundtrack. Punctuated with strings, it’s a magnificent full-on sound that goes for over £30 on seven inch.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        A1. Velma Perkins - Yes, My Goodness Yes
                                                                                                                        B1. Hawkins Johnson, Tatum & Durr - You Can't Blame Me

                                                                                                                        Virgil Shaw

                                                                                                                        Quad Cities

                                                                                                                          Virgil Shaw from San Francisco band Dieselhed with his Americana inspired new release on Munich Records. His compositions are striking and enigmatic, sometimes little more than sketches, and often difficult to decipher, but usually anchored with a telling chorus that manages to convey a fresh, novel observation with simplicity and immediacy.

                                                                                                                          Valgeir Sigurðsson

                                                                                                                          Dissonance

                                                                                                                          Post-minimalist, post-ambient, post-something else.

                                                                                                                          History freely dilates and collapses on Valgeir Sigurðsson’s ‘Dissonance’, his first solo release since 2012. Its three largescale works are haunted by the old Western tradition, infused with the ethereal workings of electronics and sound manipulation.

                                                                                                                          Recorded and produced between September 2015 and November 2016 at Greenhouse Studios, ‘Dissonance’ is disarmingly human, reflecting the most extreme four years of Sigurðsson’s life full of ecstatic joy and deep sorrow.

                                                                                                                          ‘Dissonance’ is a personal and collective musical treatise to explore and question a world that is collapsing under its internal dissonances.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Dissonance
                                                                                                                          No Nights Dark Enough I. flow
                                                                                                                          No Nights Dark Enough II. Infamy Sings
                                                                                                                          No Nights Dark Enough IV. Fear And Grief And pain
                                                                                                                          No Nights Dark Enough V. Learn To Contemn Light
                                                                                                                          1875 I. Waterborne
                                                                                                                          1875 II. In The Dead Of winter
                                                                                                                          1875 III. Displaced

                                                                                                                          Valerie Smith And Liberty Pike

                                                                                                                          No Summer Storm

                                                                                                                            Valerie Smith is a top bluegrass vocalist and her band provides perfect instrumentation for her considerable talents. She is at the cutting edge of today's acoustic music scene and "No Summer Storm" is probably her best work to date. A natural performer, with a passion for country music "No Summer Storm" offers a fine introduction to Smith's music and will please anyone into good contemporary bluegrass.

                                                                                                                            Vera Sola

                                                                                                                            Peacemaker

                                                                                                                              Canadian/American poet, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Vera Sola makes timeless, mind-bending sound, evoking comparisons to Nick Cave, Nancy Sinatra, Leonard Cohen and PJ Harvey. Following debut album Shades (2018), written, performed and produced entirely alone.

                                                                                                                              "Brooding, ethereal indie-folk with subtle Western influences and a sharp sense of social consciousness.... A skilled multi-instrumentalist... and lyrical talent, too, one with an auteur's sense of mood and atmosphere." RollingStone

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Bad Idea
                                                                                                                              2. The Line
                                                                                                                              3. I’m Lying
                                                                                                                              4. Get Wise
                                                                                                                              5. Desire Path
                                                                                                                              6. Waiting
                                                                                                                              7. Bird House
                                                                                                                              8. Hands
                                                                                                                              9. Is That You?
                                                                                                                              10. Blood Bond
                                                                                                                              11. Instrument Of War

                                                                                                                              Vivian Stanshall

                                                                                                                              Dog Howl In Tune

                                                                                                                                During the last five years of his life, ex-Bonzo Dog Band solo artist Vivian Stanshall, was working on a final album of music to follow up his muchloved 1981 album 'Teddy Boys Don't Knit', which featured classics such as 'Terry Keeps His Clips On', 'The Cracks Are Showing' & 'Ginger Geezer'

                                                                                                                                Stanshall had spent his time in the 1980's working on his 'English Comic Opera in the Grand Tradition' Stinkfoot, which first ran at the Old Profanity Showboat in Bristol Harbour in 1985, with a later revival in London. He had also found success writing material with his friend Steve Winwood, co-writing the title track to 'Arc Of A Diver', working on Mike Oldfield's 'Tubular Bells 2' (he had been an integral part to the original 'Tubular Bells' as the narrator) & various advertising campaigns including 'Lemsip', 'Cadburys' & most famously 'Ruddles Beer'.For a considerable period, Vivian had wanted to record & release another rock album & had been collecting songs as far back as the 1970's. With money he earned from his advertising work, he funded various recording sessions & had interest from a major record label, but sadly he tragically died in a fire before an album could be completed.

                                                                                                                                The twelve tracks on this album are taken from a selection of sixty or so finished or nearly completed recordings on the tapes left by Vivian Stanshall, as his hitherto unpublished legacy.

                                                                                                                                Andy Frizell (The Wizards of Twiddly, The Coral & Kevin Ayers) is a musician & producer who worked with Vivian briefly in 1994. Using the surviving recordings, he has pieced back together Vivian's final album adding where required, the missing instrumentation but, at all times, paying reverence to the original vision. The collection includes the Beefheartian monster mash blues of 'Dog Howl In Tune' - also the title track - as well as the wistfully melancholic 'No Time Like The Future' on an album that wears its heart fully on its sleeve. It is by far the most biographical album Vivian ever made & draws on songs from 'Stinkfoot' & other projects. 'Goodbye Mother' is the poignant last song from the project 'Shackleton', based around the exploits of the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton, which never saw the light of day whilst 'Boy In Darkness' was written by Vivian for a project with Steve Winwood - Winwood's version yet to be released.

                                                                                                                                Musicians include Jack Bruce (Cream), Ollie Halsall (Pato), Susie Honeyman (The Mekons), Neil Innes & Rodney Slater (The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band), Mike Kellie (Spooky Tooth) & others.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Dog Howl In Tune
                                                                                                                                Made Of Stone
                                                                                                                                I'd Rather Cut My Hands
                                                                                                                                A Good Woman
                                                                                                                                Goodbye Mother
                                                                                                                                No Time Like The Future
                                                                                                                                Strongth
                                                                                                                                Gecko
                                                                                                                                Landing On My Feet
                                                                                                                                Only Being Myself
                                                                                                                                Boy In Darkness

                                                                                                                                Vivian Stanshall

                                                                                                                                Rawlinson's End

                                                                                                                                  In 1978, Charisma Records released the 'Sir Henry At Rawlinson End' album, a forty-minute introduction to the eccentric custodian of the crumbling British country estate, which incorporated characters & music from the various episodes of the Sir Henry saga, originally broadcast on the BBC's John Peel show from October 1975 up until 1991.

                                                                                                                                  The BBC regular re-broadcast Sir Henry even today.

                                                                                                                                  In 1980, Sir Henry was also unleashed on the public as a film, starring the great Trevor Howard & was also issued as book published by Eel Pie Publishing, owned at the time by The Who's Pete Townshend.

                                                                                                                                  The 1990's found Sir Henry used as the concept for a now legendary series of 'Ruddles Beer' adverts that cemented 'Rawlinson's End' in the National consciousness. Stanshall was a major Influence on the cream of the new wave of British comedy in the 1980's including Stephen Fry, Adrian Edmondson, Phil Jupitus & Paul Merton & he remains much loved nearly thirty years after his death.In the years just before his untimely death in 1995, Vivian intended to generate a new album based around the content of three of the final episodes broadcast by John Peel on the BBC; 'Crackpot At The End Of The Rainbow' recorded in February 1988, 'The Eating At Rawlinson End', from August 1988 & 'The Thing At Rawlinson End', from April 1991. For decades it has been rumoured that a new Sir Henry album would be released & now finally Madfish / Snapper Music in collaboration with the Stanshall Family have made that rumour a reality.

                                                                                                                                  Using all the remaining tapes from Vivian's archive, Stanshall expert & performance artist Michael Livesley has managed to put back together the intended release, a process that he has described as like "putting back together a smashed vase". The results are a revelation with the final album now a double LP containing some of Vivian's finest work. Fans of Sir Henry, Old Scrotum, Mrs E & the various bizarre & evocative characters that inhabit the musty 'Rawlinson's End' will be thrilled at the imagined adventures that await them - Vivian's final vision has been realised - 'Rawlinson's End'.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  Lady Rawlinson's Lilt
                                                                                                                                  Under The Sea ( Instrumental ) ( 06:08 )
                                                                                                                                  Eggs Is Eggs ( Nice N Tidy ) ( 09:07 )
                                                                                                                                  The Pipes ( Sir Henry ) ( 02:53 )
                                                                                                                                  The Crackpot ( Instrumental ) ( 01:11 )
                                                                                                                                  The Great Eating ( Instrumental ) ( 02:31 )
                                                                                                                                  Buzzing ( Hubert ) ( 01:50 )
                                                                                                                                  Spreading His Light ( Hubert & The Rev Slodden ) ( 04:39 )
                                                                                                                                  Scrotum's Lullaby ( Scrotum ) ( 04:31 )
                                                                                                                                  Under The Sea ( Reprise ) ( 01:15 )
                                                                                                                                  Cackling Gas / Under The Sea ( 05:05 )
                                                                                                                                  Octavia ( 04:04 )
                                                                                                                                  Cul-de-Sac ( Mrs E ) ( 04:35 )
                                                                                                                                  The Quiet That The Spider Knows ( Aunt Florrie ) ( 02:43 )
                                                                                                                                  Tour De Farce ( Instrumental ) ( 00:41 )
                                                                                                                                  Entre Act ( Instrumental ) ( 03:36 )
                                                                                                                                  Diplodocus V Concreton ( 03:18 )
                                                                                                                                  Achmedillo ( Scrotum ) ( 05:38 )
                                                                                                                                  Peristaltic Waves ( The Patient ) ( 02:30 )

                                                                                                                                  Vieux Farka Touré & Khruangbin

                                                                                                                                  Ali

                                                                                                                                    Ali Farka Touré trekked the world, bringing his beloved Malian music to the masses. Dubbed “the African John Lee Hooker,” one could hear strong connections between the two; both employed a bluesy style of play with gritty textures that elicit calm and fury in equal measure. While the influence of Black blues music prevailed, Touré created a West African blend of 'desert blues' that garnered Grammy awards and widespread reverence.

                                                                                                                                    Though he transcended in 2006, Ali’s musical legacy lives on through his son, Vieux aka “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” an accomplished guitarist and champion of Malian music in his own right. On Ali, his collaborative album with Khruangbin, Vieux pays homage to his father by recreating some of his most resonant work, putting new twists on it while maintaining the original’s integrity. The result is a rightful ode to a legend. Ali isn’t just a greatest hits compilation. It’s a lullaby, a remembrance of Ali's life through known highlights and B-sides from his catalog. It is a testament to what happens when creativity is approached through open arms and open hearts. “To me, music is magic, it is spontaneous, it is the energy between people,” Vieux says. “I think Khruangbin understands this very well.” The genesis of the album dates back to 2019, when Khruangbin, coming off their breakthrough album Con Todo el Mundo, was beginning to play to bigger crowds. The record was finished in 2021, as a global pandemic shuttered businesses and forced us to take stock of what Earth was becoming. Indirectly, Ali captures this as a moment of peace within a raging storm, a conversation between past and present without allegiance to suffering. Now, given Khruangbin’s reach as a unit with legions of fans (including the likes of Jay-Z and Paul McCartney), they’re poised to bring Malian music to broader groups of listeners. Ali is a masterful work in which the love surrounding it is just as vital as the music itself, driving it to unforeseen places; Vieux and Khruangbin are spreading the good word to a completely new generation. “I hope it takes them somewhere new, or puts them in a place they haven't felt or heard,” Lee says. “It is about the love of new friendship and making something beautiful together,” Vieux continues. “It is about pouring your love into something old to make it new again. In the end and in a word it is love, that's all.”

                                                                                                                                    After resurfacing in 2017 with Chicago Bee Records, label owner Mark Churcher has received a steady stream of interest for his old label Emote and in house band V-Neck (with Doug Martin). The repeated interest of the 90s label has sparked this re-issue.

                                                                                                                                    Now a monstrous 25 years old it would appear this record is still very much appreciated by the few that bought it at the time. And until now extremely hard to find with only 500 pressed in 1995.

                                                                                                                                    Side A fuses ambient, dub and techno at a time when this sound was still developing as a sub-genre.

                                                                                                                                    Side B leans more towards dark electronica and techno with hints of Warp, in particularly their flagship act, Seefeel. Moody and esoteric. 


                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Auto
                                                                                                                                    A2. Quasi
                                                                                                                                    B1. Semi
                                                                                                                                    B2. Uni

                                                                                                                                    V/Z (Valentina Magaletti & Zongamin)

                                                                                                                                    Suono Assente

                                                                                                                                    World-renowned drummer-composer Valentina Magaletti teams up with music producer and multi-instrumentalist Zongamin in their East London studio to create an album of Dub / Post-Punk influenced material, featuring Vanishing Twin's Cathy Lucas, Coby Sey and Venus Ex Machina.

                                                                                                                                    Dub postcards, east London boats, reflections in the eye of a cat, swallowing your tarot card, spitting echo from calming substances, yellow paint on our shut down local brunch spot, post-punk golden rules, shaking metal memories in a glass jar.

                                                                                                                                    Absence of sound shaped in summertime 2022.

                                                                                                                                    The album was mixed and mastered by Marta Salogni.


                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Suono Assente
                                                                                                                                    Candles
                                                                                                                                    Habadash Feat. Cathy Lucas
                                                                                                                                    Bites Feat. Coby Sey
                                                                                                                                    Nail Jar
                                                                                                                                    Plants No Virtues Feat. Venus Ex Machina
                                                                                                                                    Caffe Giallo
                                                                                                                                    Candles Version

                                                                                                                                    Vacant Gardens

                                                                                                                                    Field Of Vines / He Moves Through

                                                                                                                                      Vacant Gardens is Glenn Donaldson (of The Reds, Pinks and Purples and a hundred others) and Jem Fanvu, collaborating on music and with the latter responsible for vocals and lyrics. The project began with the idea of combining heavy fuzz and slow-mo drum machine beats with Fanvu's gentle almost trad-folk style vocals. Almost all of Donaldson's otherworldly sounds are achieved through layers of guitar fuzz and copious delay, while Fanvu offers an ideal counterpoint, taking the listener on a celestial melancholy trip with her opaque poetry and melodies.

                                                                                                                                      So inspired were the duo by this blend of styles, they immediately recorded at least two albums of material, Under the Bloom and Obscene, released in quick succession in 2020 and 2021 in swiftly-disappearing micro editions on the secretive Tall Texan label. With those records close-to-impossible to find at an affordable price, Tough Love are now reissuing both LPs on May 20th, alongside a 7" containing two previously unheard songs recorded at the same time as the albums. The albums are pressed in editions of 500, and the 7" 300, and all on transparent vinyl.

                                                                                                                                      Vacant Gardens

                                                                                                                                      Obscene

                                                                                                                                        Vacant Gardens is Glenn Donaldson (of The Reds, Pinks and Purples and a hundred others) and Jem Fanvu, collaborating on music and with the latter responsible for vocals and lyrics. The project began with the idea of combining heavy fuzz and slow-mo drum machine beats with Fanvu's gentle almost trad-folk style vocals. Almost all of Donaldson's otherworldly sounds are achieved through layers of guitar fuzz and copious delay, while Fanvu offers an ideal counterpoint, taking the listener on a celestial melancholy trip with her opaque poetry and melodies.

                                                                                                                                        So inspired were the duo by this blend of styles, they immediately recorded at least two albums of material, Under the Bloom and Obscene, released in quick succession in 2020 and 2021 in swiftly-disappearing micro editions on the secretive Tall Texan label. With those records close-to-impossible to find at an affordable price, Tough Love are now reissuing both LPs on May 20th, alongside a 7" containing two previously unheard songs recorded at the same time as the albums. The albums are pressed in editions of 500, and the 7" 300, and all on transparent vinyl.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. World Inside The Ocean
                                                                                                                                        2. Obscene
                                                                                                                                        3. Whorl
                                                                                                                                        4. Crimson Crush
                                                                                                                                        5. Three Herons
                                                                                                                                        6. Loose
                                                                                                                                        7. As Horses
                                                                                                                                        8. Untombed

                                                                                                                                        The Vacant Lots

                                                                                                                                        Closure

                                                                                                                                          Created under isolation, ‘Closure’ is the fourth album from Brooklyn duo The Vacant Lots and is Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen’s most fully realised work to date. Out September 30th on Fuzz Club Records, the record packs 8 minimal is maximal salvos into 23 minutes that coalesce into a stun-blast soundtrack for today’s shattered society. New York City’s artistic skyline may have changed immeasurably since the last century, yet the minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo vividly gouge into the city’s immortal outsider spirit and underground cultural tropes, set against a pulsating backdrop of modern apocalypse.

                                                                                                                                          Laced with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics delivered detached and deadpan, ‘Closure’s spine-chilling onslaught of towering guitar shrapnel, ethereal metallic synth melodies and cold electronic turbulence comes infused with shades of New Order and Jesus And Mary Chain; the kind of modern disco and post-punk grooves that pillaged New York clubs in the 80s. Inevitably, the penetrating spirit of New York electronic trailblazers Suicide haunts the new record with its subterranean gravitational pull, having previously manifested physically when the two-piece befriended the late Alan Vega – leading to collaborations, support spots and Artaud now co-curating the ‘Vega Vault’ of unreleased material and co-producing and mixing the 2021 lost ‘Mutator’ LP.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1 Thank You
                                                                                                                                          2 Consolation Prize
                                                                                                                                          3 Eyes Closed
                                                                                                                                          4 Disintegration
                                                                                                                                          5 Obsession
                                                                                                                                          6 Chase
                                                                                                                                          7 Red Desert
                                                                                                                                          8 Burning Bridges

                                                                                                                                          The Vacant Lots

                                                                                                                                          Damage Control

                                                                                                                                            “Damage Control” LP is the double album that combines both EPs released by The Vacant Lots on Anton Newcombe's label A Recordings - "Berlin” EP and "Exit” EP. This is the first time all tracks will be made available on CD and including liner notes from the band. All tracks were produced and recorded by Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) at Anton's Cobra Studio in Berlin.

                                                                                                                                            Jared Artaud of The Vacant Lots says, "working with someone who made you want to make records is fucking inspiring. You not only learn a lot working with Anton in the studio – you become a better artist in the process. Through this collaboration we were able to distill ideas on the spot and turn fragments into songs. Anton pushes you further to get the best results and that really drives the process of making records.”

                                                                                                                                            The Vacant Lots have recently released their critically acclaimed third album "Interzone" on Fuzz Club and have previously released singles with Mexican Summer and Reverberation Appreciation Society. The duo has collaborated on their debut album “Departure” with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, and their second album “Endless Night” with Alan Vega. The group has toured with Suicide, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Dean Wareham, The Dandy Warhols, and Spectrum.


                                                                                                                                            The Vacant Lots

                                                                                                                                            Departure (Robert Levon Been Remix)

                                                                                                                                              Arriving off the back of their recent 'Interzone' LP, Brooklyn electro post-punk duo The Vacant Lots are putting out a new remixed song, titled 'Departure', which has been produced by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's Robert Levon Been. A long-standing crowd-favourite, the track is now set for release for the very first time and is bolstered by the remixing duties of the BRMC guitarist and vocalist, whom The Vacant Lots became close friends with after both bands toured together on several occasions. Blending proto-punk and psych as effortlessly as you’d expect from a Vacant Lots release, the ‘Departure’ remix – due for release October 16th on Fuzz Club – sees throbbing 'Nightclubbing'-esque electronics interlaced with distorted, hard-hitting guitars and vocals that are just as snarling as they are detached. First conceived when The Vacant Lots were writing their 2014 ‘Departure’ LP but left unreleased and having now evolved over the years since, the song became a staple of the band’s visceral live performances and is now set for a long-overdue vinyl release in the form of a 7” with an etched B-side that’s limited to 500 copies. The remix is mastered by Maurizio Baggio (Boy Harsher, The Soft Moon, Merchandise) and housed in stark, minimalistic artwork by longtime visual collaborator Ivan Liechti

                                                                                                                                              The Vacant Lots

                                                                                                                                              Interiors

                                                                                                                                                ‘Interiors’ is the fifth studio album by Brooklyn-based minimalist post-punk/synth-pop duo The Vacant Lots. The 8 songs on ‘Interiors’ synthesise all of the band’s past work while pushing forward into the future. It’s Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen’s darkest and most visionary work yet. Ethereal metallic synths and blistering electronics are driven by disco-on-downers dance beats lashed with gutter-rock guitar riffs and icy detached vocals with evocatively concise and lacerating lyrics.

                                                                                                                                                Recorded over many sleepless nights and amphetamine-fueled mornings in the project’s isolated Brooklyn bunker home studios, the album follows the band’s minimal is maximal aesthetic coalescing into dark bedroom anthems for loners and lovers with nods to 70s/80s punk and nightclub music ala Joy Division, Iggy Pop’s The Idiot, Depeche Mode, and New Order. On the lead single “Amnesia,” Jared Artaud says "It’s about dealing with duality and integrating the conflicting feelings within a relationship. It’s about feeling dissociative and getting burned by the fire. Then coping with how this inevitably leads to the dissolution of the relationship. This is a mantra for all the songs on the album."

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Amnesia
                                                                                                                                                2. Paradise
                                                                                                                                                3. Ashes
                                                                                                                                                4. Evacuation
                                                                                                                                                5. Destruction
                                                                                                                                                6. Scars
                                                                                                                                                7. Endgame
                                                                                                                                                8. Damaged Goods

                                                                                                                                                The Vacant Lots

                                                                                                                                                Interzone

                                                                                                                                                  'Interzone' is the third full-length album by New York’s electro post-punk duo The Vacant Lots, to be released via Fuzz Club. A genre-blending synthesis of dance and psych, 'Interzone' is made for secluded listeners and all-night partygoers, meant for headphones and the club. Uninhibited by the limitations of two people and continuing their mission of “minimal means maximum effect,” The Vacant Lots’ Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen create an industrial amalgam of icy electronics and cold beats with detached vocals and hard hitting guitars.

                                                                                                                                                  'Interzone's trance-like opener ‘Endless Rain’ and the kinetic Krautrock stomper ‘Into The Depths’ are followed by scintillating dark disco anthems 'Rescue' and 'Exit’. Side 2 kicks off with 80’s synth-pop track ‘Fracture’ and haunting after-hours minimal wave ‘Payoff,’ while ‘Station’ and album closer 'Party's Over' deal with disillusionment and conquering one’s indifference to make real change. The album creates order from chaos and delves into escapism, isolation, relationship conflicts, and decay. With nods to William S. Burroughs and Joy Division’s song of the same name, “Interzone is like existing between two zones,” Jared says. “Interzone doesn't mean one thing. It can mean different things to different people depending on their interpretation. Working on this album was a constant struggle reconciling internal conflicts with all that’s going on externally in the world. Interzone, in one word, is duality."

                                                                                                                                                  On Interzone, the band produced the 8 songs, 30 minutes record and teamed up with long term collaborators Ivan Liechti who designed the album artwork, and Ted Young who engineered the record. Maurizio Baggio mixed the record and contributed additional production and it was mastered by Gianni Peri. The Vacant Lots have released singles with Mexican Summer and Reverberation Appreciation Society, collaborated on their debut album 'Departure' with Spacemen 3’s Sonic Boom, their second album 'Endless Night' with Alan Vega, and most recently on their two EPs, 'Berlin' and 'Exit', with Brian Jonestown Massacre’s Anton Newcombe at his studio in Berlin. The group has toured with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Suicide, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Growlers, Dean Wareham, The Dandy Warhols, and Spectrum. 

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Barry says: Sounding like an amped-up Dandy Warhols, the Vacant Lots have always perfectly toed the line between distorted, power-chord rock and hypnotic psychedelic electronica, and 'Interzone' is the indication that they've hit their creative zenith. Rich, deep and hypnotic without ever being self-indulgent.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Endless Rain
                                                                                                                                                  2. Into The Depths
                                                                                                                                                  3. Rescue
                                                                                                                                                  4. Exit
                                                                                                                                                  5. Fracture
                                                                                                                                                  6. Playoff
                                                                                                                                                  7. Station
                                                                                                                                                  8. Party's Over 

                                                                                                                                                  The Vaccines

                                                                                                                                                  Live From London (RSD 2011 Edition)

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

                                                                                                                                                    "Live From London" official bootleg.

                                                                                                                                                    The Vaccines

                                                                                                                                                    Back In Love City

                                                                                                                                                      Back In Love City, is the new album produced by Daniel Ledinsky (Rihanna, Carly Rae Jepson), Andrew Maury (Lizzo, PostMalone) and Fryars (Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson).

                                                                                                                                                      It sees The Vaccines both perfecting their winning formula, and pushing their sound forward, evolving from their previous foundations with an album that reflects on escapism as a necessary part of modern living.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Back In Love City
                                                                                                                                                      2. Alone Star
                                                                                                                                                      3. Headphones Baby
                                                                                                                                                      4. Wanderlust
                                                                                                                                                      5. Paranormal Romance
                                                                                                                                                      6. El Paso
                                                                                                                                                      7. Jump Off The Top
                                                                                                                                                      8. XCT
                                                                                                                                                      9. Bandit
                                                                                                                                                      10. Peoples' Republic Of Desire
                                                                                                                                                      11. Savage
                                                                                                                                                      12. Heart Land
                                                                                                                                                      13. Pink Water Pistols

                                                                                                                                                      The Vaccines

                                                                                                                                                      Pick-Up Full Of Pink Carnations

                                                                                                                                                        Torchbearers for British guitar music, The Vaccines - Justin Young (lead vocals, guitars), Árni Árnason (bass, vocals), Timothy Lanham (guitars, keys, vocals) and Yoann Intonti (drums) - are back with their sixth studio album Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations. The title comes from a misheard lyric from Don McClean's "American Pie," a song that for Young fittingly evokes the death of innocence and the American Dream. After he moved to Los Angeles - a city the band has grown up being captivated by - he was forced to wrestle with the disillusionment that comes when expectations, dreams, and reality don't quite meet. Yet, though Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is an album about reconciling with loss, it's also filled with gratitude for the people and places we once loved. "Pink carnations symbolise gratitude and tell a person they’ll never be forgotten," says Young. "So whether it's the loss of a lover, or a friend, or even just a dream, the record is a reminder that they’ll live on in whatever capacity the mind allows them to. And it's a reminder to keep on dreaming.” Produced by Andrew Wells (Halsey, Phoebe Bridgers) with Mixing from Dave Fridmann (Tame Impala, The Flaming Lips), Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations is an immediately anthemic addition to the band's discography. With a mammoth five UK Top 5 albums – including a Number 1 with 2012’s Come of Age – and a fierce live reputation forged through arena-filling headline shows and unforgettable slots at Glastonbury and Reading/Leeds, The Vaccines continue to be a vital band in the British rock canon.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Barry says: A brilliantly produced ode to the follies of human existence and joys of persistence from London indie-rockers, The Vaccines. Bright guitars and snappy synths punctate the wry delivery of vocalist, Justin Hayward-Young. It's a brilliantly nuanced and uplifting return for the band.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Sometimes, I Swear
                                                                                                                                                        2. Heartbreak Kid
                                                                                                                                                        3. Lunar Eclipse
                                                                                                                                                        4. Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)
                                                                                                                                                        5. Primitive Man
                                                                                                                                                        6. Primitive Man
                                                                                                                                                        7. Another Nightmare
                                                                                                                                                        8. Love To Walk Away
                                                                                                                                                        9. The Dreamer
                                                                                                                                                        10. Anonymous In Los Feliz 

                                                                                                                                                        D album ‘Taiyō’ by Vādin, a new collaborative project from Lucie Štěpánková (Avsluta) and Christian Duka.

                                                                                                                                                        They describe the record:
                                                                                                                                                        “Vādin is a shapeshifter formed through sound, a seismic energy. ‘Taiyō’ is Vādin’s first word. It was improvised and recorded in the Welsh wilderness over three days within a makeshift yurt studio using analogue and digital synthesizers, voice, location field recordings and amplified objects. ‘Taiyō’ is an entity emerging from the process of opening up, inviting, curiously exploring and being vulnerable; it is inspired by the flow of life in all its finite magic, intangibility and imperfection.

                                                                                                                                                        The album opens with the drizzling drone scenery interweaved with shivering whispers of ‘The Seven Laws’ followed by the disintegrated rhythms and warm ripples of ‘First Contact’. ‘Merging’ is a multi-layered organism of spiralling undulations, astral droplets and hypnotic pulsations while ‘The Forest’ narrates a sensuous connection with the world where the suggestive monologue and extra-terrestrial pearls float atop galloping liquid rhythms. ‘Sufi Trance’ is a slow-burning cyclone, an ecstatic rite, a hypnotic pilgrimage into the centre of the Sun - ‘Taiyō’ - which brings the journey to a stirring climax with its morphing drops and electrifying trills.”

                                                                                                                                                        Mixed at SAE Institute by Christian Duka and mastered by Rashad Becker at Clunk.
                                                                                                                                                        Transferred and cut by Helmut Erler at D&M.

                                                                                                                                                        Artwork designed by Marco Maldarella.


                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: RIYL: Demdike Stare, the XPQ? Label and synthesized hauntology in general; this scarily good, witching-hour release is full of late nite, nocturnal voodoo; and should be the go-to play for your next black magik mushroom ritual. Recommended!

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A1. The Seven Laws
                                                                                                                                                        A2. First Contact
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Merging
                                                                                                                                                        B2. The Forest
                                                                                                                                                        C. Sufi Trance
                                                                                                                                                        D. Taiyō

                                                                                                                                                        Vagabon

                                                                                                                                                        Infinite Worlds

                                                                                                                                                          Infi nite Worlds via House Anxiety Records is the reissue of Vagabon’s criti cally acclaimed debut album.

                                                                                                                                                          The renowned label that launched everyone from King Krule to Courtney Barnett, amongst many others, has announced itself as the European home for the heralded record, which garnered numerous accolades including Pitchfork’s Best New Music tag earlier in 2017.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          The Embers
                                                                                                                                                          Fear & Force
                                                                                                                                                          Minneapolis
                                                                                                                                                          Mal L’aise
                                                                                                                                                          100 Years 
                                                                                                                                                          Cleaning House
                                                                                                                                                          Cold Apartment
                                                                                                                                                          Alive And A Well

                                                                                                                                                          Vagabon

                                                                                                                                                          Infinite Worlds

                                                                                                                                                            Infi nite Worlds via House Anxiety Records is the reissue of Vagabon’s criti cally acclaimed debut album.

                                                                                                                                                            The renowned label that launched everyone from King Krule to Courtney Barnett, amongst many others, has announced itself as the European home for the heralded record, which garnered numerous accolades including Pitchfork’s Best New Music tag earlier in 2017.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            The Embers
                                                                                                                                                            Fear & Force
                                                                                                                                                            Minneapolis
                                                                                                                                                            Mal L’aise
                                                                                                                                                            100 Years 
                                                                                                                                                            Cleaning House
                                                                                                                                                            Cold Apartment
                                                                                                                                                            Alive And A Well

                                                                                                                                                            Vainica Doble

                                                                                                                                                            Vainica Doble

                                                                                                                                                              It can be argued that Serge Gainsbourg was a typically French artist, although his music was so personal that it would be difficult to find another similar artist in France at the time. The same could be said about Vainica Doble. They were a duo with a distinctly Spanish edge, although it is almost impossible to establish parallels between them and any other Spanish music released during the years they were active. Gloria van Aerssen and Carmen Santonja were truly unique and their mix of folk, traditional genres and psych rock is a landmark in Spanish pop.

                                                                                                                                                              This self-titled LP is their impossible-to-find first album, which despite extremely low sales (it is said that the majority of the copies were destroyed by one of the investors in the Ópalo label after shipping them to Argentina) has been highly influential for generations of pop musicians in Spain and a holy grail item for many music fans. There are plenty of reasons for this.

                                                                                                                                                              The opening track, ‘Caramelo de limón’, already shows how effective their personal musical recipe can be. Fantastic vocal harmonies, unexpected arrangements, original elements brought into the song and even fierce guitars where needed (their backing band, Los Tickets, would later become Asfalto, one of the biggest hard rock bands in Spain). As the album progresses, every track is a wonderfully idiosyncratic marvel: ‘Dime, Félix’, ‘Roberto Querido’, ‘Fulgencio Pimentel’... You will even find drum breaks on ‘Quién le pone el cascabel al gato’!

                                                                                                                                                              The package is completed with the amazing psychedelic artwork designed by Ivan Zulueta, a cult Spanish artist whose work spanned different fields and some will remember for his film posters for Pedro Almodóvar.

                                                                                                                                                              Mika Vainio

                                                                                                                                                              Lydspor One & Two (Blue TB7 Series)

                                                                                                                                                              Moog Recordings Library is the record arm of Moog Sound Lab which was created and loaned by Moog Music Inc as a celebration of the life and work of Dr Robert Moog. Across 2015 and 2016 the project invited a who's who of contempory electronic artists for a 'conference' around the celebrated synthesizer. This week we see the fruits of these sessions via releases by Mika Vainio, Hieroglyphic Being and The Grid.

                                                                                                                                                              Mika visited the Moog Sound-Lab in April 2015. He made one his last known solo studio recordings in the form of two vinyl sized side long pieces. Entitled "Lydspor" - Danish for ‘Soundtrack’. Mika worked almost exclusively with the lab’s Moog Modular System 55. This UK sound-lab instrument is the sole protoype model (containing several golden filters) of Moog’s recent sold out reverse-engineered edition (55 units only) recreating the 1970’s classic. On completion of his sessions Mika announced ‘I could work with this machine for the rest of my life….I would need nothing else”. A second Moog session was planned but tragically Mika died in an accident in April 2017, shortly after he had approved the vinyl mastering. 


                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: The late, great electronic genius Mika Vainio brings his imitable ambient electronics to Moog Recordings Library for his superb suite of simmering industrial electronics and crushing, static drone.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Lydspor (Part 1) 20:00 
                                                                                                                                                              Lydspor (Part2) 19:37

                                                                                                                                                              Slava Vakarchuk & Robert 3D Del Naja

                                                                                                                                                              Obiymy (Legacy Of War Mix)

                                                                                                                                                              A collaboration between Massive Attack’s Robert ‘3D’ Del Naja and Ukrainian artist Slava Vakarchuk, the frontman of Ukraine’s most popular rock band Okean Elzy. Vakarchuck has performed 179 impromptu shows for civilians and soldiers across Ukraine since the invasion began 12 months ago. The track, “Obiymy (Legacy of War Mix)”, was re-worked by Del Naja and Euan Dickinson in March last year and is now released through his Battle Box label. In April we’ll see a vinyl release featuring a B-side “Field Recordings / 2022” in a gatefold sleeve press by Deepgrooves, the world’s most eco-friendly vinyl plant. 

                                                                                                                                                              All profits go to the Legacy of War Foundation; an international charity providing support to civilians affected by conflict, founded by Giles Duley - a photographer, writer, campaigner and UN Global Advocate. Duley shot all photography for the digital and vinyl release, which was then designed by Robert Del Naja. Legacy of War Foundation will be partnering with UNITED24, a global fundraising platform, (launched by president Volodymyr Zelenskyy in May 2022) to help restore destroyed homes in Kyiv Oblast, under the Rebuild Ukraine program.

                                                                                                                                                              About Legacy of War Foundation:
                                                                                                                                                              Legacy of War Foundation was set up to do things differently: operating localised, beneficiary-led projects to support civilians affected by conflict and raising awareness of the lasting impact of war without big offices, international teams or unnecessary overheads. Founded in 2017, the Foundation now runs projects around the world including its innovative land transfer and sustainable agriculture program Land for Women in Rwanda, refugee support in Lebanon, and an extensive Ukraine crisis response supporting marginalised groups with specialist evacuation support, shelters and humanitarian aid.

                                                                                                                                                              www.legacyofwarfoundation.com / @legacyofwarfoundation

                                                                                                                                                              A note about proceeds:

                                                                                                                                                              Legacy of War Foundation will use the proceeds from the single to partner with UNITED24’s Rebuild Ukraine program, which aims to restore residential buildings in the Kyiv Oblast damaged during the Russian invasion. This program will enable 4237 Ukrainians to return to their homes in Irpin, Borodyanka, Hostomel, Buzove and Mila.

                                                                                                                                                              UNITED24 was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A. Obiymy (Legacy Of War Mix)
                                                                                                                                                              B. Field Recordings : 2022 

                                                                                                                                                              Cuban artist, composer and trumpet player Yelfris Vald s once again joins forces with Jazz FM Resident Tim Garcia’s label M sica Macondo, inviting an impressive roster of producers to remix and reinterpret a selection of standout tracks from his 2019 debut LP ‘For The Ones.

                                                                                                                                                              Kicking off the record, Yoruba Records head honcho Osunlade is first to step up to the plate, delivering a deep and percussive take of ‘After Sly’. Next up, Quantic takes the recent single ‘Aceleyo A a’ into new and unexplored territories, utilising space bending arpeggios and astral synths alongside a heavily swung rhythm section to incredible effect. Manchester based Contours transforms Gnawa influenced ‘Maktub’ into a moment of peak time introspection with an icy, early Chicago house edge.

                                                                                                                                                              On the flip, Garcia opted for remixers who “capture that Broken/Bruk London feel”. Starting in fine form, K15 blends shimmering keys and a shuffling beat with the euphoric vocals and trumpet melodies of his bruk-infused take on just released second single ‘Ancestry’. Joining the proceedings, South London’s Maxwell Owin sharpens his amen chops on a twisting, abstract jungle soundscape version of ‘Worlds’ before IG Culture’s LCSM bring their unmistakable, brass-led syncopated stylings to the closing track ‘Full Moon’.

                                                                                                                                                              This vinyl only release is pressed in the greenest and most eco-friendly way possible, while 20% of its profits is going to the supply of instruments to music schools in Cuba.

                                                                                                                                                              “A very important new generation Cuban Artist” (Gilles Peterson) gets a set of brilliant new remixes from Quantic, K15, LCSM, Osunlade, Maxwell Owin, Contours. Features and Airplay on BBC (Tom Ravenscroft, Gilles Peterson), Jazz FM (The Blueprint, Musica Macondo, Tony Minvielle and many more), Worldwide FM Reviews in The Wire, DJ Mag, Mix Mag, Stamp The Wax, Clash

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              After Sly (Osunlade / Yoruba Soul MIx)
                                                                                                                                                              Aceleyo A A (Quantic Remix) 
                                                                                                                                                              Maktub (Contours Remix)
                                                                                                                                                              Ancestry (K15 Remix)
                                                                                                                                                              Worlds (Maxwell Owin Trying Times Mix)
                                                                                                                                                              Full Moon (Likwid Continual Space Motion Remix)

                                                                                                                                                              Billy Valentine

                                                                                                                                                              Billy Valentine And The Universal Truth

                                                                                                                                                                Acid Jazz presents a very special collaboration with Flying Dutchman – the first new music from the iconic US label since the ’70s. Billy Valentine is one of the great soul voices working in America (‘the secret weapon of almost every songwriter in L.A.’) – with a history as deep and varied as the Young-Hold Trio, the original touring company of ‘The Wiz’, in collaboration with his brother as ‘The Valentine Brothers’, right up to credits that include Swedish House Mafia.

                                                                                                                                                                Collaborator Bob Thiele Jr. is the son of legendary producer and Flying Dutchman founder Bob Thiele (John Coltrane, Gil Scott-Heron and many others), and an acclaimed producer and songwriter in his own right. Having worked together for over three decades, his vision was to produce a Billy Valentine record to reflect our times.

                                                                                                                                                                Conceived in the summer of 2020, it is a response to the throes of a global pandemic and the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd. More than a covers album, this record uncovers the works of the likes of Curtis Mayfield, Gil Scott-Heron, and Pharaoh Sanders in a new setting. Recorded at EastWest Studios (formally the historic United Western Recorders), produced and mixed by Dave Way, and featuring a stella cast of session musicians, the album is as sonically stunning as it is moving.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. We The People Who Are Darker Than Blue
                                                                                                                                                                2. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
                                                                                                                                                                3. My People… Hold On
                                                                                                                                                                4. You Haven’t Done Nothin’
                                                                                                                                                                5. The Creator Has A Master Plan
                                                                                                                                                                6. Sign Of The Times
                                                                                                                                                                7. Wade In The Water
                                                                                                                                                                8. The World Is A Ghetto 

                                                                                                                                                                Pablo Valentino steps up on Handy with Kai Alcé on the remix!

                                                                                                                                                                The A1 fuses funk, guitars & piano to great effect, creating a slice of classic contemporary house. Kai Alcés remix adds extra percussion and drums to take it down dancier route.

                                                                                                                                                                Low-slung beats, warm synths and lush pads play in harmony on the B1 to great affect, 'Not Yet' rounds off the record with an eerie vocal seriously trippy percussions whilst still keeping it danceable!

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Rua De Cima Do Muro
                                                                                                                                                                A2. Rua De Cima Do Muro (Kai Alcé NDATL Smooth Interpretation)
                                                                                                                                                                B1. My F*cked Up Left Ear
                                                                                                                                                                B2. Not Yet

                                                                                                                                                                Valeras

                                                                                                                                                                Tell Me Now EP

                                                                                                                                                                  "We can already see that this band has a lot to offer the world and we haven’t seen the half of yet” MTV.

                                                                                                                                                                  "Watch this lot because they're going all the way" Spindle Magazine.

                                                                                                                                                                  This new material marks an expansion of the duo’s dynamics, which represents another musical leap forward for the band, adding new textures and further honing a sound that has been theirs since their inception. In the process of embracing this evolution, the band enlisted the help of award-winning songwriter and producer, Tarek Musa (of Spring King / Dead Nature) as well as bringing in Claudius Mittendorf (Weezer, Parquet Courts, LIFE) for mixing duties. From the hook-heavy lead single “Rita”, a song about “a hard-working woman who defies the negative surroundings that try to stop her from doing what she is truly passionate about.” Through to alt-pop anthem “Let Me Go”, and darker, psych-inflected “Change Your Mind”, the band’s new material is simultaneously more cutting, energetic and melodically encapsulating than anything else they have released to-date.

                                                                                                                                                                  Tracks from ‘Tell Me Now’ have been heavily supported by BBC Introducing and have received plays on Radio 1 and BBC 6 Music including support from Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson. About their EP, VALERAS say: ‘This EP is the proudest VALERAS moment for the both of us. It’s made up of the first songs we wrote together as a duo in which we explored a dynamic we hadn’t before due to having a different line-up of members of the band in the past. This body of work marks a moment of growth for us as a musicians and individuals, and represents our ability to be able to co-write music that came so naturally that means so much to us. The songs were also co-written and produced by Tarek Musa, a musical hero of ours and great friend who we are so proud to say we worked beside.’

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Rita
                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Other Side

                                                                                                                                                                  Side B

                                                                                                                                                                  3. Let Me Go
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Change Your Mind 

                                                                                                                                                                  Valet

                                                                                                                                                                  Blood Is Clean

                                                                                                                                                                    "Blood is Clean" is the debut release by Honey Owens under the name Valet. Honey Owens has been an important figure in the Portland experimental music scene for more than 10 years, collaborating with an array of both obscure and well-known music projects including: World, Nudge, Dark Yoga and Jackie-O Motherfucker. The songs were formed out of a natural and spontaneous process as separate recordings over a five month period from January to May of 2006. They were recorded by and large in single, live takes with minor additional tracking added here and there. The results are at once spare and expansive; exploratory, yet deceptively simple. We will just say that these are some of the most inspiring alien-psychedelic-blues-jams from the outer edge of the galaxy that we have heard in ages. And check out the absolutely fried guitar work on the title cut.

                                                                                                                                                                    Valet

                                                                                                                                                                    Naked Acid

                                                                                                                                                                      Kranky's run of superlative albums continues (3 albums in The Wire's Top 50 Records Of The Year 2007) with the second solo release from Portland artist Valet, aka Honey Owens, following up her widely lauded "Blood Is Clean" album from early 2007, another trip through the fertile garden of her imagination. From the gentle narcotic haze of the album opener "We Went There", which is dissected by Honey's trademark incendiary guitar work, to the lazy alien country blues of "Fuck It", and through the hyperventilating rhythmic distortion of the closer "Streets", "Naked Acid" is a fever dream of ghostly incantation and smudged psychedelia. Honey Owens has collaborated with a number of well-known and obscure artists including Jackie-O Motherfucker and Nudge and has been an important figure in the Portland, Oregan experimental music scene for more than 10 years. 'A beguiling, meandering combination of trance-like chants, pulsating drones and frazzled guitar doodles'. - The Wire.

                                                                                                                                                                      Valet

                                                                                                                                                                      Nature

                                                                                                                                                                        Recorded at home over the course of a year, Nature evolved as a collaboration between Honey Owens, Fauria, and drummer/bassist/keyboardist Mark Burden. The album ?nds the trio crafting enveloping layers of guitars, synthesizers, and reverb to create a shimmering, wide open sound.

                                                                                                                                                                        It's a restrained, direct style, but tying it all together is a lulling, dreamy melodic sense that is distinctively Valet. At the center stands Owens' ethereal voice, which has transitioned from evoking trippy fantasies to creating space for honest contemplation. 

                                                                                                                                                                        Informed by Honey Owens early musical life in the 90s Bay Area underground music scene, Nature slyly synthesizes the DIY spirit of punk, the expansive guitar whirl of shoegaze, and the propulsive rhythmic drive of dub.

                                                                                                                                                                        For Valet, Nature's sound is a change in style, but not substance. From the haunted blues of 2006's Blood is Clean to the Fourth World free fusion of 2008's Naked Acid, Owens and company have always demonstrated a mastery of bringing together disparate musical genres into a uni?ed musical whole.


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