NATIONAL ALBUM DAY 2023

SATURDAY OCTOBER 14TH

National Album Day returns on Saturday 14th October and this year will be themed around The 90s.

Here's our hand picked selection of the best of the official NAD 2023 reissues...

808 State

Ex:el - National Album Day 2023 Edition

    Originally released in 1991, ex:el was the third studio album by 808 State, and the last to feature founding member Martin Price. The album contains guest vocals from Bernard Sumner of New Order in the single ‘Spanish Heart’, and Björk with ‘Qmart’ and ‘Ooops’, paving the way for early concepts of modern electronic music. The release comes as a limited-edition 140-gram blue vinyl.

    TRACK LISTING

    Side A
    San Francisco
    Spanish Heart
    Leo Leo
    Side B
    Qmart
    Nephatiti
    Lift
    Side C
    Ooops
    Empire
    In Yer Face
    Side D
    Cübik
    Lambrusco Cowboy
    Techno Bell
    Olympic

    Babybird

    Ugly Beautiful - National Album Day 2023 Edition

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

      TRACK LISTING

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

      Blur

      Modern Life Is Rubbish - National Album Day 2023 Edition

        Modern Life Is Rubbish is Blur’s second album and is regarded as one of the defining releases of the Britpop era. The album features the singles For Tomorrow, Sunday Sunday and Chemical World.

        TRACK LISTING

        Side One
        1. For Tomorrow
        2. Advert
        3. Colin Zeal
        4. Pressure On Julian
        Side Two
        1. Star Shaped
        2. Blue Jeans
        3. Chemical World
        4. Intermission
        Side Three
        1. Sunday Sunday
        2. Oily Water
        3. Miss America
        4. Villa Rosie
        Side Four
        1. Star Shaped
        2. Blue Jeans
        3. Chemical World
        4. Intermission

        Jeff Buckley

        Grace - National Album Day 2023 Edition

          Grace is the only studio album by American singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley, originally released on August 23, 1994, by Columbia Records. Featuring Buckley’s definitive cover of Hallelujah and frequently cited by critics as one of the greatest albums of all time.

          TRACK LISTING

          Side A
          1. Mojo Pin
          2. Grace
          3. Last Goodbye
          4. Lilac Wine
          5. So Real
          Side B
          1. Hallelujah
          2. Lover, You Should've Come Over
          3. Corpus Christi Carol
          4. Eternal Life
          5. Dream Brother

          Catatonia

          International Velvet - National Album Day 2023 Edition

            International Velvet is the second album by Welsh band Catatonia. It was the band's breakthrough, reaching number 1 in the UK Albums Chart.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side One
            1. Mulder And Scully
            2. Game On
            3. I Am The Mob
            4. Road Rage
            5. Johnny Come Lately
            6. Goldfish And Paracetamol
            Side Two
            1. International Velvet
            2. Why I Can’t Stand One Night Stands
            3. Part Of The Furniture
            4. Don’t Need The Sunshine
            5. Strange Glue
            6. My Selfish Gene

            Neneh Cherry

            Man - National Album Day 2023 Edition

              Departing from rap and dance, Cherry’s third album ‘Man’, released in 1996, instead can be described as a collection of alternative rock anthems. The Swedish singer released the duet ‘7 Seconds’ with Youssou N’Dour, which topped the charts internationally. This release comes as a limited edition 140-gram Yellow vinyl.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              Woman
              Feel It
              Hornbeam
              Trouble Man
              Golden Ring
              Side B
              7 Seconds
              Kootchi
              Beastiality
              Carry Me
              Together Now
              Everything

              The Cranberries

              Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                The Cranberries’ debut album has sold over 5,000,000 in the US and over 600,000 in the UK. They were one of the biggest bands of the nineties and this album includes their global hits “Linger” and “Dreams”. This release comes as a limited edition 140-gram dark green vinyl.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                I Still Do
                Dreams
                Sunday
                Pretty
                Waltzing Back
                Not Sorry
                Side B
                Linger
                Wanted
                Still Can't...
                I Will Always
                How
                Put Me Down

                Dinosaur Jr.

                Where You Been - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                  Formed in 1984, Dinosaur Jr carved a singular path through the latter half of the 1980s and early 1990s, issuing a number of highly influential albums in the process before finding a home with Sire Records. ‘Where You Been’, their fifth record, emerged in 1993, at the height of enthusiasm for grunge and the alternative American rock scene the band had long been part of.

                  Produced by a new line-up of the group (longtime drummer Murph and new bassist Mike Johnson completing the three-piece), the album became the band’s most successful up to that point, reaching #50 in the US (where it sold over a quarter of a million copies) and #10 in the UK album charts, and spawning the hit single ‘Start Choppin’.

                  Released to unanimously positive reviews, and containing many tracks that would become staples and fan favourites, ‘Where You Been’ continued Dinosaur Jr’s global ascent, being issued simultaneously across the US, Europe, Australasia, Asia and South America.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A:
                  1. Out There
                  2. Start Choppin’
                  3. What Else Is New
                  4. On The Way
                  5. Not The Same
                  Side B:
                  1. Get Me
                  2. Drawerings
                  3. Hide
                  4. Goin’ Home
                  5. I Ain’t Sayin

                  Duster

                  Stratosphere - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                    Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster’s 1998’s debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core’s first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to “rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    SIDE A
                    1 Moon Age
                    2 Heading For The Door
                    3 Gold Dust
                    4 Topical Solution
                    5 Docking The Pod
                    6 The Landing
                    7 Constellations
                    8 The Queen Of Hearts
                    SIDE B
                    9 Two Way Radio
                    10 Inside Out
                    11 Stratosphere
                    12 Reed To Hillsborough
                    13 Shadows Of Planes
                    14 Earth Moon Transit
                    15 The Twins/Romantica
                    16 Sideria

                    Bob Dylan

                    Time Out Of Mind - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                      Time Out of Mind is the thirtieth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released on September 30, 1997, through Columbia Records. For many fans and critics, the album marked Dylan's artistic comeback after he appeared to struggle with his musical identity throughout the 1980s; he had not released any original material since Under the Red Sky in 1990. Time Out of Mind is hailed as one of Dylan's best albums, and it went on to win three Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year in 1998.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A
                      1. Love Sick
                      2. Dirt Road Blues
                      3. Standing In The Doorway
                      4. Million Miles
                      Side B
                      1. Tryin' To Get To Heaven
                      2. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
                      3. Not Dark Yet
                      Side C
                      1. Cold Irons Bound
                      2. Make You Feel My Love
                      3. Can't Wait
                      Side D
                      1. Highlands

                      Fatboy Slim

                      You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                        You've Come a Long Way, Baby is the second album by Fatboy Slim. It was first released on 19 October 1998 in the United Kingdom on Skint Record and a day later in the United States by Astralwerks.

                        You've Come a Long Way, Baby proved to be Cook's global breakthrough album, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart and number 34 on the US Billboard 200. Praised by critics for its sound and style, the album brought international attention to Cook, earning him a Brit Award in 1999, and was later certified four times platinum by the BPI and platinum by the RIAA. Four singles were released from the album: "The Rockafeller Skank", "Gangster Trippin", "Praise You", and "Right Here Right Now", all of which peaked within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. "Build It Up – Tear It Down" was also released as a promotional single.

                        The album has now been remastered at half speed into the best available audio quality possible. 


                        TRACK LISTING

                        SIDE A
                        1. Right Here Right Now
                        2. Rockafeller Skank
                        3. Fucking In Heaven
                        SIDE B
                        1. Gangster Trippin
                        2. Build It Up Tear It Down
                        3. Kalifornia
                        SIDE C
                        1. Soul Surfing
                        2. You’re Not From Brighton
                        3. Praise You
                        SIDE D
                        1. Love Island
                        2. Acid 8000

                        Gabrielle

                        Rise - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                          Released in 1999, ‘Rise’ is the third studio album by Singer/Songwriter Gabrielle.

                          Having achieved major commercial success, the pop-soul classic spent three weeks at Number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, and is certified 4x platinum.

                          This release comes as a Limited Edition Yellow Vinyl. 

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          Sunshine
                          Rise
                          When A Woman
                          Tell Me What You Dream
                          5 O'Clock
                          Should I Stay
                          Side B
                          Over You
                          Falling
                          If You Love Me
                          Independence Day
                          Gonna Get Better
                          Out Of Reach

                          Garbage

                          Version 2.0 - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                            Described by TIME Magazine as “gloomy and sexual yet lively and introspective”, Garbage’s second studio album Version 2.0, released in 1998, was heralded as a bold progression from their self-titled debut album and went on to sell over four million copies worldwide, matching the success of its predecessor. Formed in 1993 comprising of members Duke Erikson, Steve Marker, Butch Vig and Shirley Manson, Garbage have gone onto sell over 17 million albums worldwide over a 30 year career.

                            This 2LP Gatefold Vinyl comes as an exclusive for National Album Day 2023, and is the first time the record has been pressed on Transparent Blue colored vinyl.


                            Hole

                            Live Through This - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                              Hole released their second album ‘Live Through This’ in 1994, with Courtney Love revamping the original group members from their debut album. The title is taken from ‘Gone With the Wind‘ and has been met with critical acclaim, featuring in Rolling Stone’s ‘500 Greatest Albums of All Time’. This release comes as a limited edition 140-gram Light Rosé vinyl.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              Violet
                              Miss World
                              Plump
                              Asking For It
                              Jennifer's Body
                              Doll Parts
                              Side B
                              Credit In The Straight World
                              Softer, Softest
                              She Walks On Me
                              I Think That I Would Die
                              Gutless
                              Rock Star

                              Idlewild

                              Captain - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                The six-track release is the band in their early raw form. Their sound developed over their illustrious 25-year career, but ‘Captain’ is a reflection of a band who, at the time, were disrupting a thriving indie scene with a unique edgier, more angular sound. Their live reputation preceded them, never failing to impress the fast-expanding fanbase. 'Captain' was recorded in October 1997 and was initially released on Deceptive Records in January 1998. The band signed to EMI shortly before the release of 'Captain'.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side One
                                1. Self Healer
                                2. Annihilate Now!
                                3. Captain
                                Side Two
                                1. Last Night I Missed All The Fireworks
                                2. Satan Polaroid
                                3. You Just Have To Be Who You Are

                                James

                                Gold Mother - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                  2023 sees 40 years of James. As part of the celebration UMR is reissuing the band’s breakthrough album, Gold Mother on 2LP gold vinyl. Combining the 1990 and 1991 versions of the album it includes the iconic anthem Sit Down as well as How Was It For You, Come Home (Flood Mix) and Lose Control.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side A
                                  Come Home (Flood Mix)
                                  Lose Control
                                  Government Walls
                                  Side B
                                  God Only Knows
                                  You Can't Tell How Much Suffering (On A Face That's Always Smiling)
                                  How Was It For You
                                  Sit Down
                                  Side C
                                  Walking The Ghost
                                  Gold Mother
                                  Top Of The World
                                  Side D
                                  Come Home
                                  Crescendo
                                  Hang On

                                  James

                                  Laid - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                    Originally released in 1993, this Brian Eno produced album would include the worldwide hit, Laid that became the “theme” to the American Pie series of films. It also included the tracks Sometimes and Say Something. Issued on trans red 2LP vinyl.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Side A
                                    Out To Get You
                                    Sometimes (Lester Piggott)
                                    Dream Thrum
                                    Side B
                                    One Of The Three
                                    Say Something
                                    Five-O
                                    Side C
                                    P.S.
                                    Everybody Knows
                                    Knuckle Too Far
                                    Side D
                                    Low Low Low
                                    Laid
                                    Lullaby
                                    Skindiving

                                    Leftfield

                                    Leftism - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                      Leftism is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo (now solo project) Leftfield, originally released in 1995 on Columbia Records. It contained a mixture of new tracks along with reworked versions of previous Leftfield singles. The album contains guest spots from musicians not associated with dance music at the time such as John Lydon from Public Image Ltd. (and formerly of Sex Pistols) and Toni Halliday from Curve. The album was described as progressive house, although some journalists found that label too limiting, suggesting the album incorporated many genres.

                                      On its release, the album was well received from the British press with positive reviews from the NME and Q. The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 1995. Critics have praised the album as one of the major album-length works of dance music, with Q referring to it as "the first truly complete album experience to be created by house musicians and the first quintessentially British one".

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Release The Pressure
                                      2. Afro-Left
                                      3. Melt
                                      Side B
                                      1. Song Of LIfe
                                      2. Original
                                      3. Black Flute
                                      Side C
                                      1. Space Shanty
                                      2. Inspection (Check One)
                                      3. Storm 3000
                                      Side D
                                      1. Open Up
                                      2. 21st Century Poem

                                      Robert Miles

                                      Dreamland - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                        Dreamland is the debut studio album by Robert Miles. Originally released on 7 June 1996 to critical acclaim. The US version of the album which the NAD release replicates features the single “One and One” with Maria Nayler on vocals.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. Children
                                        2. Fable
                                        3. Fantasya
                                        Side B
                                        1. Landscape
                                        2. In My Dreams
                                        Side C
                                        1. Princess Of Light
                                        2. Fable (Dream Version)
                                        3. In The Dawn
                                        Side D
                                        1. One & One (Club Version) Feat. Maria Nayler
                                        2. Children (Original Version)
                                        3. Red Zone

                                        Nas

                                        It Was Written - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                          It Was Written is the second studio album by American rapper Nas, originally released on July 2, 1996, by Columbia Records. After the modest commercial success of his debut album Illmatic (1994), Nas pursued a more polished, mainstream sound for It Was Written. Produced largely by Trackmasters, it departed from the debut's raw, underground aesthetic and embraced mafioso and gangsta themes. The recording also marked the first appearance of Nas's short-lived supergroup The Firm, featuring the rappers Foxy Brown, AZ, and Cormega.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side A
                                          1. Album Intro
                                          2. The Message
                                          3. Street Dreams
                                          4. I Gave You Power
                                          Side B
                                          1. Watch Dem Niggas
                                          2. Take It In Blood
                                          3. The Set Up
                                          Side C
                                          1. Black Girl Lost
                                          2. Suspect
                                          3. Shootouts
                                          4. Nas Is Coming
                                          Side D
                                          1. Affirmative Action
                                          2. Live Nigga Rap
                                          3. If I Ruled The World (Imagine That)
                                          4. Silent Murder

                                          R.E.M.

                                          Automatic For The People - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                            Released in 1992, Automatic For the People is the eighth studio album from R.E.M. The reflective album, featuring the singles ‘Drive’, ‘Everybody Hurts’ and ’Man On The Moon’, reflects a soothing melancholy through the acoustic arrangement. Selling over 18 million copies worldwide, this release comes as a limited edition 140-gram Solid Yellow vinyl.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side A
                                            Drive
                                            Try Not To Breathe
                                            The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite
                                            Everybody Hurts
                                            New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
                                            Sweetness Follows
                                            Side B
                                            Monty Got A Raw Deal
                                            Ignoreland
                                            Star Me Kitten
                                            Man On The Moon
                                            Nightswimming
                                            Find The River

                                            Siouxsie & The Banshees

                                            The Rapture - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                              Siouxsie & The Banshees final album ‘The Rapture’ includes the title track as well as ‘Fall from Grace’ and ‘Not Forgotten’ which were produced by the band in 1993. The release comes as a limited edition 140-gram turquoise transparent vinyl. 

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              Side A
                                              O Baby
                                              Tearing Apart
                                              Stargazer
                                              Fall From Grace
                                              Side B
                                              Not Forgotten
                                              Sick Child
                                              The Lonely One
                                              Falling Down
                                              Side C
                                              The Rapture
                                              Side D
                                              Forever
                                              The Double Life
                                              Love Out Me
                                              Stereophoni

                                              Songs: Ohia

                                              Axxess & Ace - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                Axxess and Ace stood to be Songs: Ohia's third album release in 1999, Jason Molina is assisted by Geof Comings (Party Girls), Michael Krassner (The Lofty Pillars, Boxhead Ensemble, Edith Frost Band), Joe Ferguson (Pinetop Seven), Dave Pavkovic (Boxhead Ensemble), Julie Liu (Rex) and Edith Frost. This album was recorded by Krassner at his Truckstop Studios in Chicago. 'Axxess and Ace' flickers between Liu's aching violin and Molina's intensely personal lyrics quilting the worries and anxieties of the idea of imperfections. It is direct, in the way that love songs can be, recorded almost entirely live and first take. The finished product is full of spontaneity and surprise for the listener to enjoy time and time again. Repressed on colour for the first time in ages!

                                                Songs: Ohia

                                                Songs: Ohia - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                  In a 1997 debut album release, singer/ guitarist Jason Molina unfolds the beginning chapter of the influential and essential discography of Songs: Ohia. The self-titled album sometimes referred to as 'The Black Album', was recorded on an 8-track over the span of one afternoon, was the start of Molina's ideal "first draft" sound that opened the fourth wall into the haunted world-building the album creates for the listener. The sound flickers between undiscovered folk tradition, circular lyrical patterns, and love seesawing between the emotional weight of fear and exhilaration. Repressed on colour for the first time in ages!

                                                  Stereophonics

                                                  Performance & Cocktails - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                    Performance and Cocktails, released in 1999, includes “T Shirt Sun Tan,” the acoustic “She Takes Her Clothes Off,” and “Pick a Part That’s New.”. The name of the band’s second studio album comes from lyrics in the first featured song ‘Roll Up and Shine’, and is being released as a limited edition 140-gram Orange vinyl.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Side A
                                                    Roll Up And Shine
                                                    The Bartender And The Thief
                                                    Hurry Up And Wait
                                                    Pick A Part That's New
                                                    Just Looking
                                                    Half The Lies You Tell Ain't True
                                                    I Wouldn't Believe Your Radio
                                                    Side B
                                                    T-Shirt Sun Tan
                                                    Is Yesterday, Tomorrow, Today?
                                                    A Minute Longer
                                                    She Takes Her Clothes Off
                                                    Plastic California
                                                    I Stopped To Fill My Car Up

                                                    Stone Temple Pilots

                                                    Core - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                      Core is the debut studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. Striving to create an intense and emotional sound, Weiland said that the main theme of the album is that humanity is confused.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Side One
                                                      1. Dead & Bloated
                                                      2. Sex Type Thing
                                                      3. Wicked Garden
                                                      4. No Memory
                                                      5. Sin
                                                      6. Naked Sunday
                                                      7. Creep
                                                      Side Two
                                                      1. Piece Of Pie
                                                      2. Plush
                                                      3. Wet My Bed
                                                      4. Crackerman
                                                      5. Where The River Goes

                                                      Stone Temple Pilots

                                                      Purple - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                        Purple is the second studio album by the American rock band Stone Temple Pilots. The album, building on the foundation laid by the band's debut album Core, was a huge success for the band.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        Side One
                                                        1. Meatplow
                                                        2. Vasoline
                                                        3. Lounge Fly
                                                        4. Interstate Love Song
                                                        5. Still Remains
                                                        6. Pretty Penny
                                                        Side Two
                                                        1. Silvergun Superman
                                                        2. Big Empty
                                                        3. Unglued
                                                        4. Army Ants
                                                        5. Kitchenware & Candybars

                                                        Teenage Fanclub

                                                        Bandwagonesque - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                          Bandwagonesque is the third album by Scottish alternative rock band Teenage Fanclub, originally released in November 1991 on Creation Records. The album gave the band substantial US success when the single "Star Sign" reached number four on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart, becoming their biggest hit in that country, with "What You Do to Me" and "The Concept" also becoming top 20 hits. Bandwagonesque was voted 'album of the year' for 1991 by American music magazine Spin, famously beating Nirvana's landmark album Nevermind.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A
                                                          1. The Concept
                                                          2. Satan
                                                          3. December
                                                          4. What You Do To Me
                                                          5. I Don't Know
                                                          6. Star Sign
                                                          Side B
                                                          1. Metal Baby
                                                          8. Pet Rock
                                                          9. Sidewinder
                                                          10. Alcoholiday
                                                          11. Guiding Star
                                                          12. Is This Music?

                                                          Tricky

                                                          Maxinquaye - Reincarnated Edition

                                                            Tricky’s groundbreaking and peerless 1995 debut-album ‘Maxinquaye’ is being reissued in triple-LP, single-LP, double-CD and digital formats.

                                                            ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ contains rarities and brand new versions of tracks many of which have not been officially released before – The single-LP contains the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studio. The super deluxe triple-LP set and double-CD contains six new “Reincarnated” versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with a full live band in the autumn of 1995 as well ‘Black Steel’ performed live at Glastonbury that same year and it concludes with some rough monitor mixes. The digital version also includes all the remixes from the original single releases plus eight remixes originally unreleased including one from Leftfield.

                                                            All versions of ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ come with brand new artwork containing a rare image of his late mother, of whom the album is named after. The image was recently discovered by Tricky’s cousin and is the only one that exists of him and her together.

                                                            With creative control on the project, Tricky started reworking tracks from the original album in 2022 which have never before been released and allow ‘Maxinquaye (Reincarnated)’ to be a natural evolution of the original release. “If you’re an artist or a musician and you look back at your old stuff,” he reasons, “if you don’t think it’s dated then you’re either stood still or you’re satisfied with what you’ve done.”

                                                            “I hadn’t listened to it for years! And ‘Aftermath’ was the obvious one [track] to start with because that was my first release without any label. So it was like, ‘Okay, I’m not going to cover this.’ It’s almost like I just thought about that song and then ‘Aftermath Reincarnated’ – just how it should have sounded to me now. So I redid it as it should sound now. It’s not a cover, it’s a reminder.”

                                                            ‘Maxinquaye’ remains one of the most groundbreaking records in British music history. Upon its released in 1995, it was met with resounding critical acclaim receiving near perfect scores from music critics across the board – Melody Maker deemed it “gripping, original, sublime”, NMEsaid the record was “… unprecedented, spellbinding and revealed something new with every listen”, Q Magazine“… Tricky proves himself to be more challenging and eclectic than his peers”, Pitchfork “An unrepeatable record so unbelievably wrong it could only be right”… even David Bowie took it upon himself to write a letter to Tricky in the August of 1995 proclaiming “I’ve loved Maxinquaye for some time”. In more recent times The New York Times and Guardian have respectively said of it “… [an] album-length masterpiece” and “Time has not dimmed the impact of this extraordinary record”.

                                                            In its year of release, NME, Melody Maker and The Wire all named it their album of the year and it was nominated for a Mercury Prize(losing out to Portishead’s ‘Dummy’). It continues to be sited for its impact on music being a mainstay of “Greatest Albums Of All Time” lists such as NME’s 2013 list of the 500 greatest albums, Uncut Magazine’s 2016 200 Greatest Albums, Q Magazine’s 100 Greatest British albums, Mojo’s 100 Modern Classics, Rolling Stone’s ‘Essential Recordings of the 90s’ to name but a few.

                                                            Format Descriptions:
                                                            2CD version
                                                            Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 2CD package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 6 new reincarnated versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with full live band in 1995 along with rough monitor mixes and a previously unreleased remix from Leftfield.

                                                            3LP version – Black 140g vinyl
                                                            Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 3LP package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 6 new reincarnated versions of tracks recorded by Tricky in 2022, previously unreleased BBC session tracks recorded with full live band in 1995 along with rough monitor mixes.

                                                            1LP – Black 140g vinyl
                                                            Celebrating Maxinquaye as it approaches its 30th Anniversary (2024) the Reincarnated 1LP package is a welcome reappraisal of this seminal album containing the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios.



                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            3LP
                                                            LP1 - Side A
                                                            Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            LP1 - Side B
                                                            Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            LP2 - Side C
                                                            Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            LP2 - Side D
                                                            Strugglin' (Reincarnated)
                                                            Aftermath (Reincarnated)
                                                            Ponderosa (Reincarnated)
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (Reincarnated)
                                                            Pumpkin (Reincarnated)
                                                            Little Aftermath
                                                            LP3 - Side E
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Strugglin' (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Ponderosa (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Pumpkin (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Black Steel (Live At Glastonbury, 1995)
                                                            LP3 - Side F
                                                            She Devil (Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Just For The Hate Of It (Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Overcome (Acapella - Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Black Steel (Rough Monitor Mix)

                                                            1LP
                                                            Side A
                                                            Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Side B
                                                            Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)

                                                            2CD
                                                            CD1
                                                            Overcome (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Ponderosa (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Black Steel (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Pumpkin (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Aftermath (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Abbaon Fat Tracks (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Brand New You're Retro (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Suffocated Love (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            You Don't (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Strugglin' (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            Feed Me (Abbey Road Remaster)
                                                            CD2
                                                            Strugglin' (Reincarnated)
                                                            Aftermath (Reincarnated)
                                                            Ponderosa (Reincarnated)
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (Reincarnated)
                                                            Pumpkin (Reincarnated)
                                                            Little Aftermath
                                                            Hell Is Round The Corner (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Strugglin' (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Ponderosa (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Pumpkin (1995 BBC Radio Session)
                                                            Black Steel (Live At Glastonbury, 1995)
                                                            She Devil (Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Just For The Hate Of It (Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Overcome (Acapella - Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Black Steel (Rough Monitor Mix)
                                                            Brand New You're Retro (Leftfield Remix)

                                                            Paul Weller

                                                            Wild Wood - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                              Wild Wood is the second studio album by Paul Weller. Originally released in 1993 the album hit the #2 spot in the UK album chart. The album contains 3 top 20 hits in Wild Wood, Sunflower and The Weaver. The release marks the 30th Anniversary of the album and comes as a limited edition 140-gram coloured vinyl.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Side 1
                                                              Sunflower
                                                              Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)
                                                              Wild Wood
                                                              Instrumental (Part 1)
                                                              All The Pictures On The Wall
                                                              Has My Fire Really Gone Out
                                                              Country
                                                              Side 2
                                                              5th Season
                                                              The Weaver
                                                              Instrumental (Part 2)
                                                              Foot Of The Mountain
                                                              Shadow Of The Sun
                                                              Holy Man (Reprise)
                                                              Moon On Your Pyjamas

                                                              Wu-Tang Clan

                                                              Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is the debut studio album by the American hiphop group Wu-Tang Clan, originally released on November 9, 1993.

                                                                The gritty, distinctive sound of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) created a blueprint for hardcore hip-hop during the 1990s, and helped return New York City hip-hop to national prominence. Its sound also became greatly influential in modern hip-hop production, while the group members' explicit, humorous, and free-associative lyrics have served as a template for many subsequent rap records. Serving as a landmark release in the era of hip-hop known as the East Coast Renaissance, its influence helped lead the way for several other East Coast rappers, including Nas, The Notorious B.I.G., Mobb Deep, and Jay-Z.

                                                                Despite its raw, underground sound the album received positive reviews from most music critics, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) has since been widely regarded as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. In 2020, the album was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone's updated list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2022, the album was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                1. Bring Da Ruckus
                                                                2. Shame On A Nigga
                                                                3. Clan In Da Front
                                                                4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
                                                                5. Can It Be All So Simple / Intermission
                                                                6. Protect Ya Neck / Intermission
                                                                Side B
                                                                1. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
                                                                8. Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit
                                                                9. C.R.E.A.M. (Cash Rules Everything Around Me)
                                                                10. Method Man
                                                                11. Tearz
                                                                12. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                Help - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                  To mark the 30th anniversary of War Child and celebrate National Album Day’s theme of the 90’s, War Child Records are reissuing the iconic 1995 charity album HELP on red and black smoke vinyl limited to 2,000 copies exclusively for National Album Day. Originally mastered by Brian Eno with artwork by John Squire and featuring images from the original recording sessions shot by Lawrence Watson at Abbey Road Studios.

                                                                  The album is the perfect snapshot of a golden time for British music in the 90’s with indie and underground acts taking over the mainstream. The 1995 album features tracks from Oasis and Friends, The Boo Radleys, The Stone Roses, Radiohead, Orbital, Portishead, Massive Attack, Suede, The Charlatans vs. The Chemical Brothers, Stereo MCs, Sinéad O’Connor, The Levellers, Manic Street Preachers, Terrorvision, The One World Orchestra (Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty), Planet 4 Folk Quartet (Andrew Weatherall and David Harrow), Terry Hall and Salad, Neneh Cherry and Trout, Blur and The Smokin’ Mojo Filters (Paul McCartney, Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher).

                                                                  The HELP album was recorded in a single day and released less than a week later, in a time before WeTransfer, iPhone and email. It raised over £1.25 million enabling War Child to bring emergency support to thousands of children in the Bosnian conflict. No charity album before or since has managed to achieve what HELP achieved and attract such a credible and stellar line-up to create such a relevant, respected and cool album – described by Q magazine as “the best charity album ever made.”

                                                                  The HELP album is a phenomenal achievement made possible by an exceptional collaborative spirit. At a time when the charts were dominated by the infamous race for number one between Blur and Oasis, even they were willing to come together to support War Child – “We’ll put aside our differences for the cause – and it’s the only time you’ll see the two of us agreeing on anything” Noel Gallagher said at the time in an interview.

                                                                  At the time the situation in Bosnia was drastically deteriorating. Hundreds of thousands had lost their lives, and the fighting had displaced millions from their homes. War Child looked to the music industry to raise much needed emergency funds to help support as many children as possible. A music industry collective led by Go! Discs Tony Crean, The Stone Roses and Manic Street Preachers publicist Terri Hall, Black Grape publicist Anton Brookes and legendary music PR Rob Partridge took immediate action opening their contact books and pulling together an unbelievable line-up of artists and support from the music industry.

                                                                  The album included several pivotal and poignant moments. Radiohead’s Lucky was a preview of what would eventually become OK Computer, the Manic Street Preachers first studio track since the disappearance of Richey Edwards, Oasis and Friends just weeks before releasing What’s The Story Morning Glory and the one-off creation of the supergroup The Smokin’ Mojo Filters – made up of Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Paul Weller.

                                                                  In November 1995 – and a more than fitting tribute for its impact – Tony Blair attended the Q Awards to present a specially created award to the album saying, “At a time when there was a danger of the West turning its back on the war in Bosnia, it helped put it back in the headlines and reactivate public interest. It helped us be aware of our responsibilities to other people."

                                                                  The original ambition had been to try and raise £200,000 – but the album went on to make over six times that amount, enabling War Child to support thousands of children affected by the war in Bosnia. Today, the challenge is bigger than ever. Across the world, 1 in 6 children are affected by armed conflict. All proceeds from this release will go directly to War Child to fund their mission to protect, educate and stand up for the right of children living through conflict.


                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side A
                                                                  1. Oasis And Friends – "Fade Away"
                                                                  2. The Boo Radleys – "Oh Brother"
                                                                  3. The Stone Roses – "Love Spreads"
                                                                  4. Radiohead – "Lucky"
                                                                  5. Orbital – "Adnan"
                                                                  Side B
                                                                  6. Portishead – "Mourning Air"
                                                                  7. Massive Attack – "Fake The Aroma" (alternate Version Of "Karmacoma")
                                                                  8. Suede – "Shipbuilding"
                                                                  9. The Charlatans Vs. The Chemical Brothers – "Time For Livin'"
                                                                  10. Stereo MCs – "Sweetest Truth (Show No Fear)"
                                                                  Side C
                                                                  11. Sinéad O'Connor – "Ode To Billie Joe"
                                                                  12. The Levellers – "Searchlights"
                                                                  13. Manic Street Preachers – "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head"
                                                                  14. Terrorvision – "Tom Petty Loves Veruca Salt"
                                                                  15. The One World Orchestra Featuring The Massed Pipes And Drums Of The Children's Free Revolutionary Volunteer Guards (aka The KLF) – "The Magnificent"
                                                                  Side D
                                                                  16. Planet 4 Folk Quartet – "Message To Crommie"
                                                                  17. Terry Hall And Salad – "Dream A Little Dream Of Me"
                                                                  18. Neneh Cherry And Trout – "1, 2, 3, 4, 5 "
                                                                  19. Blur – "Eine Kleine Lift Musik"
                                                                  20. The Smokin' Mojo Filters – "Come Together"

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  The Virgin Suicides (Music From The Motion Picture) - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                    This soundtrack features music from Todd Rundgren, Boston, Heart, Sloan, The Hollies, Al Green, Gilbert O'Sullivan, 10cc, Styx, and two tracks by Air, which includes a previously recorded material, and an original composition, especially for the film. Sofia Coppola wanted to convey the theme of adolescence in the suburbs in the soundtrack.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side One
                                                                    1. Heart - Magic Man
                                                                    2. Todd Rundgren - Hello It's Me
                                                                    3. Sloan – Everything You’ve Done Wrong
                                                                    4. AIR – Ce Matin Le
                                                                    5. The Hollies – The Air That I Breathe
                                                                    6. Al Green – How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
                                                                    Side Two
                                                                    1. Gilbert O’Sullivan – Alone Again (Naturally)
                                                                    2. 10cc – I’m Not In Love
                                                                    3. Todd Rundgren – A Dream Goes On Forever
                                                                    4. Heart – Crazy On You
                                                                    5. AIR – Playground Love (Vibraphone Version)
                                                                    6. Styx – Come Sail Away 

                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                    V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                      In the midst of the UK house rave-olution of the early-’90s, London’s V4 Visions imprint documented the confluence of street soul, deep house, swingbeat, and jungle sounds emanating from the clubs and pirate radio signals. Over the course of half a decade, V4’s unparalleled 12” output referenced every significant Black British music scene; from lovers rock to jazz-funk, sound system reggae to hip hop, new jack swing to garage, from artists Ashaye, Julie Stapleton, Maureen Mason, Rohan Delano, The Wades, and Endangered Species. This 18-track double LP is the first critical overview of the label, with extensive notes by Simon Reynolds, era-defining photographs, and fresh remasters, all housed in a glorious foil-stamped gatefold tip-on sleeve. Is this a dream?

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Maureen Mason I'm Believing (In Love Again)
                                                                      2. Ashaye What's This World Coming To
                                                                      3. Julie Stapleton Just Dreaming
                                                                      4. Ashaye Dreaming (Original Mix)
                                                                      5. Julie Stapleton (Feat. Ashaye) All The Way (Guitar Mix)
                                                                      6. Maureen Mason If This Is A Dream
                                                                      7. The Wades Get Off That (Poison)
                                                                      8. Ashaye Come Go With Me
                                                                      9. Julie Stapleton Where's Your Love Gone (Remix)
                                                                      10. Rohan Delano The Way I Love You
                                                                      11. Ashaye Dreaming (Jungle Mix)
                                                                      12. Endangered Species Just A Memory (Vocal Mix)
                                                                      13. Endangered Species Endangered Species
                                                                      14. Insight (Feat. Ashaye) Fantasy (Insight Mix)
                                                                      15. Ashaye Nowhere To Run (Instrumental South Side Mix)
                                                                      16. Insight Paradise (Para Dub)
                                                                      17. Jungle Biznizz Joy In The Jungle
                                                                      18. Rohan Delano Inflight


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