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Primal Scream

Screamadelica - 30th Anniversary Picture Disc Edition

    Primal Scream had been fragile, 60s obsessed  dreamers, influenced by Love and (particularly) The Byrds (85-87) but in 1989 they were NY Dolls leather-clad rockers with the odd Big Star slowie or Stonesy ballad thrown in for good measure. Then BANG acid house and ecstasy hit  and in the spirit of the day, Andy Weatherall took one of those Stones style heartbreakers and made the hit single "Loaded" . Indie-Dance was born, anyone remember?!But this LP is much, much bigger than that. It goes up, it comes down, and covers all the magic in between. There's blues, soul, gospel, house, dub and yes a beautiful Stonesy ballad ("Damaged"). No songs are fillers, it's a perfectly realised musical statement. With the Orb, Andy Weatherall and even the Stones'Jimmy Miller to help them, they created one of the best albums of the 90s that still resonates today. Higher than the sun.

    The ‘Screamadelica’ double-vinyl picture disc featuring the album’s iconic artwork pressed onto vinyl. This represents the first ever official ‘Screamadelica’ picture disc.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: Who doesn't love a picture disc? It helps, of course if the record in question is a bona fide classic and also features artwork which defined a whole era but twisted it into something deep and beautiful. Looks amazing, sounds even better.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP1
    Side A
    Movin' On Up
    Slip Inside This House
    Don't Fight It, Feel It
    Side B
    Higher Than The Sun
    Inner Flight
    Come Together

    LP 2
    Side A
    Loaded
    Damaged
    I'm Comin' Down
    Side B
    Higher Than The Sun (A Dub Symphony In Two Parts)
    Shine Like Stars

    Nancy Sinatra

    Boots - Reissue

      “Dumb stuff, as Lee used to call it. Dumb doesn’t mean stupid. It means human and understandable. It was the sound of three guitars, drums, and bass. It was simple, very, very simple. I can still see the room, the studio. With Carol Kaye, Glen Campbell, Donnie Owens… I can still see them all sitting there and chunking away. I guess simple was the best way to explain it, uncomplicated.” – Nancy Sinatra.

      Light in the Attic is proud to present the next installment of the Nancy Sinatra Archival Series with a deluxe reissue of Nancy’s first album, Boots.

      The 1966 debut million-selling debut LP, introduced the sassy, blonde, go-go booted icon. Built around her Lee Hazlewood-penned hits, “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” and “So Long, Babe,” the folk-rock era milestone album features songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Hazlewood and more. The catchy and jangly pop hooks performed by the famed Los Angeles session musicians, The Wrecking Crew and Billy Strange’s innovative arrangements provided the perfect sound to help Nancy capture the attention of the world. The new reissue includes two bonus tracks recorded during the album sessions, the non-album b-side “The City Never Sleeps At Night” and the previously unreleased “For Some.”

      Remastered from the original analog tapes by GRAMMY®-nominated engineer John Baldwin, the reissue is complemented by a new Q&A interview with Nancy and GRAMMY®-nominated reissue co-producer Hunter Lea.

      The CD edition is housed in a digipak and features a 28-page booklet, while each vinyl set is presented in an expanded gatefold jacket (featuring a 20-page booklet)


      TRACK LISTING

      As Tears Go By
      Day Tripper
      I Move Around
      It Ain't Me Babe
      These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
      In My Room
      Lies
      So Long
      Babe
      Flowers On The Wall
      If He'd Love Me
      Run For Your Life
      The City Never Sleeps At Night (Bonus Track)
      For Some (Bonus Track)

      Morphine

      Cure For Pain - Deluxe Expanded Edition

        One of the most unique, original and unusual rock bands to burst onto the alternative scene in the 90s, Morphine was originally formed by vocalist/bassist Mark Sandman, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummer Jerome Deupree (later replaced by Billy Conway) in Cambridge, Mass in 1989. They expertly combined blues, jazz and rock elements into a very distinct style, anchored by Sandman’s deep, crooning, beat-style vocals. Rather than having an electric guitar as the focal point like most rock bands, the trio’s sound was built around Sandman’s two-string electric bass (often deployed with a slide) and Colley’s growling, baritone sax which was dubbed as “low-rock.”

        Cure For Pain is the band’s second album for Rykodisc, originally released September 14, 1993. Jerome Deupree, quit due to health problems during the recording of the album and was replaced by Billy Conway. The tracks “Sheila” and “In Spite of Me” were prominently featured on the soundtrack of the 1994 independent film Spanking the Monkey. The video for “Thursday” also appeared on an episode of Beavis and Butt-head. The track “Buena” also appears in the first season of The Sopranos and in the Daria episode “The Teachings of Don Jake.” In 2014, the album placed eighth on the Alternative Nation site’s “Top 10 Underrated ‘90s Alternative Rock Albums” list. As of 1995, it has sold 107,000 copies in the US and over 300,000 copies worldwide.

        TRACK LISTING

        LP1
        Side A:
        Dawna
        Buena
        I’m Free Now
        All Wrong
        Candy
        A Head With Wings
        In Spite Of Me

        Side B:
        Thursday
        Cure For Pain
        Mary, Won’t You Call My Name?
        Let’s Take A Trip Together
        Sheila
        Miles Davis’ Funeral

        LP2
        Side A:
        Mile High
        Bos’ Veranda
        All Wrong (Alternate Version)
        Third Stone From The Sun
        Down Love’s Tributaries
        Miles Davis’ Funeral (Alternate Version)

        Side B:
        I Can Do That
        Kerouac
        I’m Free Now (Alternate Version)
        Groovy Beat
        My Brain (Full Length Version)
        Untitled Spoken Word Piece
        A Married Woman
        Pizza Hut Variation #2

        Everything But The Girl

        Eden - Half Speed Remastered Edition

          Everything But The Girl's best-selling debut album, 'Eden' is the latest re-release from the duo to benefit from half-speed remastering at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell, and a fresh 180gm vinyl pressing.

          Originally released in May 1984, the album spent almost six months on the official UK album chart peaking at number 14 and spawned the UK Top 40 hit, Each and Every One. The label wanted further singles but the duo preferred the album to grow by word of mouth. 'Eden' achieved gold album status in the UK and has gone on to sell more than 500,000 copies worldwide.

          Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn met at the University of Hull in 1981; they formed Everything But The Girl initially as a side-project, as both had already established themselves on the UK independent music scene as teenagers - Tracey with her lo-fi minimal girl group, Marine Girls (later name-checked as one of Kurt Cobain's favourite bands); Ben as a young guitarist and singer-songwriter, collaborating with alt-folk icon Robert Wyatt on his debut EP.

          In the summer of 1983 the pair - having each gone on to to release debut solo albums - decided to pool their new songs for 'Eden'. It was recorded with producer Robin Millar (chosen for his work with Weekend and The Pale Fountains) at his Power Plant Studios in Willesden, North West London.

          "All the songs were written on guitar in Hull in early 1983. We were living in one room with a shared kitchen on Pearson Park," recalls Tracey. "Power Plant seemed very glamorous by comparison. Sade was recording downstairs. We were upstairs."

          The sessions featured a band handpicked by Ben and Tracey: Working Week's Simon Booth on second guitar, This Heat’s Charles Hayward on drums, and South American musicians Chucho Merchan (double bass) and Bosco D’Oliveira (percussion) plus a clutch of top horn players from the English jazz scene. The line-up was part friends from London, part musicians Ben admired from trips to the Bull's Head jazz room with his dad when growing up, in particular Peter King (alto sax).

          "We were intent on being non-rock," says Ben. "No clichés. No snare drums, no solid body electric guitars or electric bass. We wanted soft horns, Gretsch guitars, no fuss, a lightness of touch. We were into pop, latin, torch songs, sharp lyrics."

          The album was released on the newly-formed imprint Blanco Y Negro (co-run by Mike Alway and Rough Trade's Geoff Travis) through Warner, and signalled Everything But The Girl’s move from an independent - Cherry Red - to a major label.

          The artwork by Marine Girls band member Jane Fox was delivered as a three-dimensional collage of hand-drawn art and torn paper. Warner (who were marketing and distributing the record) didn’t really know what to do with it. The original version didn’t even have the name of the band on it. In the end it was photographed and printed on ‘reverse-board stock’ - unusual for a major release at the time.

          TRACK LISTING

          Each And Every One
          Bittersweet
          Tender Blue
          Another Bridge
          The Spice Of Life
          The Dustbowl
          Crabwalk
          Even So
          Frost And Fire
          Fascination
          I Must Confess
          Soft Touch

          Buena Vista Social Club

          Buena Vista Social Club - 25th Anniversary Edition

          ‘Buena Vista Social Club’ is both the name given to this extraordinary group of musicians and the album, recorded in just seven days in 1996 in Havana’s 1950s vintage EGREM studios. It was clear from the atmosphere of the recording sessions that something very special was taking place. However, no one could have predicted that Buena Vista Social Club would become a worldwide phenomenon – awarded a Grammy in 1997 and, at 8 million copies, outselling any other record in the same genre.

          The acclaim of the original album has elevated the artists (including Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González & Omara Portuondo) to superstar status, inspired an award-winning film by Wim Wenders, and has contributed to popularising Cuba’s rich musical heritage. Produced by Ry Cooder for World Circuit, the timeless quality of the music and the sheer verve of the veteran performers have ensured that this will go down as one of the landmark recordings of the 20th century.


          Moon Duo

          Mazes - 2021 Reissue

            Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and his partner, Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s first two critically acclaimed EPs, Killing Time (2009) and Escape (2010), fused the futuristic pylon hum and transistor reverb of Suicide or Silver Apples with the heat-haze fuzz of American rock ‘n’ roll to create tracks of blistering, 12-cylinder space rock. Now their debut album Mazes, recorded in San Francisco and mixed in Berlin during 2010 as the band prepared to move to the mountains of Colorado, explores a far broader, lighter, sound.

            That’s most clear on the dreamy organ and skipping riff of the title track, which recalls the Velvet Underground, or the handclaps and swinging organ bloops over the potent shredding and guttural riff delivered by Johnson in When You Cut. Throughout, Mazes is the sound of Moon Duo carving out their own identity, looking to the horizon, and moving forward.

            Ripley says that, as a guitarist and songwriter, delineating between Moon Duo and Wooden Shijps “happens naturally. I focus on one project at a time, and the way the two bands operate is very different. And there are certain limitations that Moon Duo is forced to accept, not having a drummer for example, and I really like that. I like the creative challenge of working with limitations. Having done so much home recording cultivates that. Working with one other person is much different from working with four.”

            This meant a vastly different recording process to Moon Duo’s first two EPs, which were recorded fast and at home. Mazes was a more drawn-out process, involving proper recording studios for the first time including the trip to Berlin to mix and re-record certain parts and the track ‘Run Around’. “The working title was Die Blumen [the flowers], so going into the mix sessions we kind of felt like it was becoming our ‘Berlin record’, but in the end it retained the stamp of San Francisco and we liked Mazes title better anyway.” And ultimately, Mazes is a definably American record, recorded against the backdrop of the Johnson and Yamada’s move from the Californian coast to the heights of Colorado. “I think a lot of our music has something to do with the mythology of the road,” muses Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada. And if Mazes is a quest, a journey through American landscape and music, Johnson concludes that its key is “finding one's place in the world; moving forward, and the different paths one takes moving through life, trying to reach various goals, literally moving; love; pain; change. Or just getting by, and making sense of things”.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            Andy says: Stripped to a two-piece and featuring keyboards and a drum machine, there's still plenty of roving Ripley guitar lines to keep the Shijps-heads happy on this, their second album.

            Moon Duo

            Circles - 2021 Reissue

              Circles is the product of a long winter’s isolation in the Rocky Mountains, though the road to its fruition stretched over six months and several locations. The groundwork for the album was laid at the band’s home in Blue River, Colorado in the early months of 2012, where all songs were written, and the preliminary tracks recorded. For two weeks in early April, Moon Duo moved into a small apartment above Lucky Cat Recordings in San Francisco for an additional recording session with engineer Phil Manley (Trans Am, Life Coach). Like it’s predecessor, the album was mixed and tweaked at Kaiku Studios in Berlin.

              Inspiration for many of the songs themes, as well as the title Circles, came from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 1841 essay by the same name, on the symbol and nature of "the flying Perfect." From the opening lines: "The eye is the first circle; the horizon which it forms is the second; and throughout nature this primary figure is repeated without end." And so it goes. Rust never sleeps.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Andy says: Do you like The Stooges and Suicide and driving, hypnotic grooves? Then you will love Moon Duo's beautiful third album proper. Now on glorious green vinyl.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Sleepwalker
              A2. I Can See
              A3. Circles
              A4. I Been Gone
              A5. Sparks
              B1. Dance Pt. 3
              B2. Free Action
              B3. Trails
              B4. Rolling Out

              The Weather Station

              Ignorance

                Through Ignorance, Lindeman has remade what The Weather Station sounds like, using the occasion of a new record to create a novel sonic landscape, tailor-made to express an emotional idea. Ignorance is sensuous, ravishing, as hi-fi a record as Lindeman has ever made, breaking into pure pop at moments, at others a dense wilderness of notes; a deeply rhythmic and painful record that feels more urgent and clear than her work ever has.

                Ignorance began when Lindeman became obsessed with rhythm; specifically straight rhythm, dance rhythm, those achingly simple beats that had never showed up on a Weather Station album before. The album marks Lindeman’s first experience writing on keyboard, not guitar, and her first time building out arrangements before bringing them to a band. Montreal producer Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire) co-produced, with Lindeman, and also mixed the record.

                The lyrics across Ignorance roil with conflict. The narrator confronts characters who turn away from love. “I used to be an actor, now I’m a performer,” Lindeman says. In those roles she often finds herself to be the subject of projection, reflecting back the ideas and emotions of others. In turn, the album cover shows Lindeman laying in the woods, wearing a hand made suit covered in mirrors. Throughout Ignorance, she sings of trying to wear the world as a kind of ill fitting, torn garment, dangerously cold; “it does not keep me warm / I cannot ever seem to fasten it” and of walking the streets in it, so disguised and exposed. 

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: The jazzy instrumentation and orchestration behind the vocals may indicate something a lot less melodic than the sum of the Weather Station's parts, but the end result is a brilliantly balanced mix of slow lounge, funky soul and classic indie-rock song structure. A beguiling but enduringly deep listen.

                TRACK LISTING

                Side A
                1. Robber
                2. Atlantic
                3. Tried To Tell You
                4. Parking Lot
                5. Loss

                Side B
                1. Separated
                2. Wear
                3. Trust
                4. Heart
                5. Subdivisions

                Guided By Voices

                Isolation Drills - 2021 Reissue

                  Originally released in 2001, Isolation Drills is the twelfth album by Dayton, Ohio indie rock group Guided by Voices. It was their second and final LP released under TVT Records and their second to feature producer in Rob Schnapf. The album notably features instrumental contributions from Elliott Smith and David Sulzer. This special 20th Anniversary Edition has been remastered and it is included on double gatefold vinyl for the first time. The packaging mirrors the original foldout design from the limited cd digipak.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Disc: 1
                  1. Sister I Need Wine
                  2. Fair Touching
                  3. Want One?
                  4. Skills Like This
                  5. The Enemy
                  6. Chasing Heather Crazy
                  7. Unspirited
                  8. Frostman
                  9. Twilight Campfighter

                  Disc: 2
                  1. How's My Drinking?
                  2. Glad Girls
                  3. The Brides Have Hit Glass
                  4. Run Wild
                  5. Pivotal Film
                  6. Fine To See You
                  7. Privately

                  Karate

                  In Place Of Real Insight

                    The Great Alternative Boom of the early ’90s had begun to wither on corporate FM barely halfway through the decade, but the ever-changing underground had almost entirely regenerated after two major-label thrifting trips. In the ever-in-flux city of Boston, Karate positioned themselves as a crucial tendril in a sprawling nationwide community. They did so largely by refusing to stick to any single formula from the myriad of styles at their root—slowcore, post-hardcore, and jazz. As if to make a point, Karate’s lineup went through its own shift too. In the lead up to 1997’s In Place of Real Insight, Eamonn Vitt took up the guitar, and Karate compatriot Jeff Goddard entered the fold to become the band’s bassist. Armed with two guitarists, the band got significantly louder, and they smeared punk fury all over their second LP.

                    At its most intense moments, In Place of Real Insight bestows the kind of rowdiness that elevated hardcore base buried deep within the unconscious of their music—it comes out most vividly when Geoff Farina and Vitt trade throat-searing shouts and bite-sized barks on “New Martini.” So many lesser bands with two guitarists and a copy of In on the Kill Taker at their disposal felt the need to try their hand at being Fugazi, Karate evaded such pratfalls, though Goddard’s compact, quicksilver basswork and Gavin McCarthy’s fractured drumming on the bridge for “New New” contain the same rhythmic electricity that the D.C. legends wielded so well. For the most part, Karate used their larger palette to intensify their already alluring musical sensibilities.

                    Farina and Vitt’s gentle guitars nearly mirror each other as they carry the drawn-out tension of “The New Hangout Condition” to its equanimous conclusion, though Karate wouldn’t hold that mood for long; they made quick work of disrupting such peacefulness with the needling disquiet that opens “On Cutting,” a rare track that cast a spotlight on Vitt’s understated vocals. Karate emboldened the quiet moments of In Place of Real Insight with the same forcefulness of its archly punk cuts, effectively allowing the tenderness that blankets “Today Or Tomorrow” to coexist alongside their rough-hewn material. Karate made sense of seemingly polarizing styles, and In Place of Real Insight is arguably their best album because they allowed such disparate parts to co-mingle. In a subversive music community oscillating between radical polemics and hair-splitting musical orthodoxy, Karate were a question mark—one that exhibited the scene’s best instincts, because they sounded like few others.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. This, Plus Slow Song
                    2. New Martini
                    3. Wake Up, Decide
                    4. It's 98 Stop
                    5. New New
                    6. The New Hangout Condition
                    7. On Cutting
                    8. Die Die
                    9. Today Or Tomorrow

                    Spiritualized

                    Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 2021 Reissue

                      Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space is the third studio album by English space rock band Spiritualized, released on 16 June 1997. The album features guest appearances from the Balanescu Quartet, The London Community Gospel Choir and Dr. John.

                      Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space has since been acclaimed as one of the best albums of the 1990s on various publications' decade-end lists. Pitchfork ranked it at number 55 on their list of the top 100 albums of the 1990s. In 2010, the album was also named one of the 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years by Spin

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space
                      2. Come Together
                      3. I Think I'm In Love
                      4. All Of My Thoughts
                      5. Stay With Me
                      6. Electricity
                      7. Home Of The Brave
                      8. The Individual
                      9. Broken Heart
                      10. No God Only Religion
                      11. Cool Waves
                      12. Cop Shoot Cop...

                      The Reds, Pinks And Purples

                      Anxiety Art - 2021 Reissue

                        Two hundred copies of Anxiety Art were pressed on Spanish label Pretty Olivia in 2019 and disappeared in a flash. This is the debut where The Reds, Pinks & Purples solidified the cathartic kitchen pop of later more widely distributed titles on Tough Love and Slumberland. As The Reds, Pinks & Purples Glenn Donaldson - the man with the lengthy Discogs page - decided to find his way out of the wilderness following some big and small personal tragedies and the demise of his former bands. He landed on a way to weave his influences from Athens, Georgia to Bristol, England into something unique to his life in the Inner Richmond district of San Francisco. The Tough Love repress features an alternate cover with more of Donaldson's neighborhood photographs. Edition of 1000.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        A1 Dead End Days
                        A2 Ahead Of Their Time
                        A3 Bike Race
                        A4 I'm Worried About The New Wave
                        A5 Anxiety Art
                        A6 Human Life
                        A7 Bad Habits

                        B1 How Long You Been Gone
                        B2 What's In Your DNA
                        B3 Citygardens
                        B4 Boys In The Gang
                        B5 New Car
                        B6 Living On Sunday
                        B7 Citybuses 

                        Elvis Costello & The Attractions

                        This Year's Model - 2021 Reissue

                          This Year’s Model, which has been newly remastered, will also be released concurrently on CD and 180-gram black vinyl with the addition of “Big Tears” and “Radio Radio.”

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A
                          No Action
                          This Year's Girl
                          The Beat
                          Pump It Up
                          Little Triggers
                          You Belong To Me

                          Side B
                          Hand In Hand
                          (I Don't Want To Go To) Chelsea
                          Lip Service
                          Living In Paradise
                          Lipstick Vogue
                          Night Rally
                          Big Tears
                          Radio, Radio

                          Metallica

                          The Black Album - Remastered

                            Metallica’s eponymous album, better known as The Black Album is remastered.

                            The Black album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time, with global sales of over 35 million, and contains a series of unrelenting singles, “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven, “Nothing Else Matters, “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Sad But True.” Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman. 

                            Pere Ubu

                            St. Arkansas - Reissue

                              Pere Ubu's darkest and most dramatic statement, ‘St Arkansas’ remains a work of offhand brilliance by a band who often seem capable of miracles. This edition is newly remixed by David Thomas in 2021 and reissued on Fire Records. Following ‘Pennsylvania’, ‘St Arkansas’ (2002) was Pere Ubu’s next studio album featuring a travelogue of characters encountered on the Mighty Road from Conway Arkansas to Tupelo Mississippi, I-40 to US 49 to State 6. “I drove the route and wrote down what the Road was telling me.” David Thomas. Pere Ubu are the mainstream.

                              “Immediate, energised and claustrophobic.. It's difficult to think of a more important band.” Mojo.

                              “Straddling the extremes of pure, uncompromising modern art and pure, uncompromising loud rock.” The Sunday Times.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              A1 The Feverered Dream Of Hernando DeSoto
                              A2 Slow Walking Daddy
                              A3 Michele
                              A4 333
                              A5 Hell

                              Side B
                              B1 Phone Home Jonah
                              B2 Lisbon
                              B3 Mr Steve
                              B4 Where's The Truth
                              B5 Dark

                              Pere Ubu

                              Pennsylvania - Reissue

                                From the turn of the millennium, ‘Pennsylvania’ was the eleventh studio album from this uncompromising and influential group, presenting their dark take on pop music. This edition is newly remixed by David Thomas in 2021 and reissued on Fire Records. “Everyone talked about our artiness and our unlikeableness, people completely ignored for decades me saying, ‘We’re a pop band’.” David Thomas. With ‘Pennsylvania,’ Pere Ubu welcome you to a barely recognisable secret country drawn out of its own spectral geography... This is much more than just music.

                                “[Pere Ubu] were still creating great works of abstract art, pushing the limits of rock ‘n’ roll to twist into avant-garde explorations of the darkest recesses of the human mind” Classic Rock // “From the beginning they obviously understood the nuts and bolts of popular music, and then loosened them.” Mojo

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                A1 Woolie Bullie
                                A2 Highwaterville
                                A3 SAD.TXT
                                A4 Urban Lifestyle
                                A5 Silent Spring
                                A6 Mr Wheeler
                                A7 Muddy Waters

                                Side B
                                B1 Drive
                                B2 Indiangiver
                                B3 Monday Morning
                                B4 Perfume
                                B5 Fly's Eye
                                B6 Wheelhouse

                                Hannah Peel

                                Fir Wave

                                  The new album, a sonic shimmer of textures and pulses that switches between raw atmospheric edges and environments, arrives with a fascinating history. As Peel explains, “The specialist library label KPM, gave me permission to reinterpret the original music of the celebrated 1972 KPM 1000 series: Electrosonic, the music of Delia Derbyshire and the Radiophonic Workshop.” This process of re-generation and finding fresh inspiration in pioneering, experimental electronics from the early 1970s is at the core of the album. Peel has made connections and new patterns that mirror the Earth’s ecological cycles through music.

                                  Peel explains, “I’m drawn to the patterns around us and the cycles in life that will keep on evolving and transforming forever. Fir Wave is defined by its continuous environmental changes and there are so many connections to those patterns echoed in electronic music - it’s always an organic dis-covery of old and new.” As Delia Derbyshire revealed in 2000 to BBC sound engineer, journalist and academic Jo Hutton: “I like new things that don’t seem new . . . as though they’ve always been there.”

                                  Known more recently for curating and presenting on BBC Radio 3’s Night Tracks, the Northern Irish Emmy-nominated composer and producer’s work is ambitious and forward-looking, adapting and re-inventing new genres and hybrid musical forms. Recent albums include the solo electronic and pop work of Awake But Always Dreaming, which became an ode to her grandmother’s mind as she lived with dementia; the electronic ruralism of Chalk Hill Blue, an album recorded with the poet Will Burns; and the space and the unparalleled vastness of Mary Casio: Journey to Cassiopeia, scored for synthesisers and a 30 piece colliery brass band. In 2019 she composed and recorded the soundtrack for Game of Thrones: The Last Watch which earned her an Emmy nomination for ‘Outstanding Music Composition For A Documentary Series Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)’. 


                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: While i'm a big fan of archival synth business, it's often hard to really listen to it in any other situation other than chin-scratching synth-nerdery. I know, i'm a fan of that and while the more esoteric synth explorations are great fun, they have nowhere near the amount of sheer depth and replayability that you get with 'Fir Wave'. A dynamic and cohesive set of rhythmic electronic pieces, moulded with the legendary influence from KPM. Stunning.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Side A
                                  1 Wind Shadow
                                  2 Emergence In Nature
                                  3 Patterned Formation
                                  4 Carbon Cycle

                                  Side B
                                  1 Ecovocative
                                  2 Fir Wave
                                  3 Reaction Diffusion 

                                  Super Furry Animals

                                  Rings Around The World (20th Anniversary Edition)

                                    The fifth studio album from Welsh quintet Super Furry Animals was their most commercially successful to date. A musically eclectic record, incorporating pop, prog, punk, jungle, electronica, techno and death metal, the album was shortlisted for the Mercury Music Prize in 2001 and named as Mojo’s best album in the same year. 
                                    The Super Furries had a knack of taking bits of 60s classics, modern electronics, and everything inbetween and melding them into flawless, if slightly off kilter, pop gems and here they did it to perfection.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. A1 Alternate Route To Vulcan Street
                                    2. A2 Sidewalk Serfer Girl
                                    3. A3 (Drawing) Rings Around The World
                                    4. B1 It’s Not The End Of The World
                                    5. B2 Receptacle For The Respectable
                                    6. B3 [A] Touch Sensitive
                                    7. B4 Shoot Doris Day
                                    8. C1 Miniature
                                    9. C2 No Sympathy
                                    10. C3 Juxtapozed With U
                                    11. D1 Presidential Suite
                                    12. D2 Run! Christian, Run!
                                    13. D3 Fragile Happiness

                                    3CD
                                    disc 1
                                    1. Alternate Route To Vulcan Street
                                    2. Sidewalk Serfer Girl
                                    3. (drawing) Rings Around The World
                                    4. It’s Not The End Of The World?
                                    5. Receptacle For The Respectable
                                    6. Touch Sensitive
                                    7. Shoot Doris Day
                                    8. Miniature
                                    9. No Sympathy
                                    10. Juxtapozed With U
                                    11. Presidential Suite
                                    12. Run! Christian, Run!
                                    13. Fragile Happiness
                                    - Receptacle For The Receptacle (maccapella Celery) – Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    14. Tradewinds
                                    15. The Roman Road
                                    16. Happiness Is A Worn Pun
                                    17. Patience
                                    18. Edam Anchorman
                                    19. All The Shit U Do

                                    Disc 2

                                    1. Gypsy Space Muffin
                                    2. John Spex
                                    3. Miami Vice
                                    4. Sanitised (rough Mix)
                                    5. Chihuahua (unfinished, Rough Mix)
                                    6. (drawing) Rings Around The World (acapella Phones) - Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    7. (drawing) Rings Around The World #1
                                    8. (drawing) Rings Around The World #2
                                    9. (drawing) Rings Around The World #3
                                    10. No Sympathy
                                    11. Tradewinds
                                    12. Receptacle For The Respectable #1
                                    13. Receptacle For The Respectable #2
                                    14. Happiness Is A Worn Pun
                                    15. Sidewalk Serfer Girl
                                    16. Presidential Suite
                                    17. The Roman Road
                                    18. Patience #2
                                    19. Shoot Doris Day
                                    20. Edam Anchorman
                                    21. Sanitised
                                    22. Fragile Happiness
                                    Tape Rewind - Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    Tradewinds (acoustic Mix) - Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    Sidewalk Serfer Girl (unused ’70s Rock Edit Section) - Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    Shoot Doris Day (excised Third Chorus) - Unlisted, Hidden Track
                                    Sidewalk Serfer Girl (alternate Second Verse) - Unlisted, Hidden Track

                                    disc 3
                                    1. Alternate Route To Vulcan Street (bench Remix)
                                    2. Sidewalk Serfer Girl (catatonia Remix)
                                    3. (drawing) Rings Around The World (happy Chapel Remix)
                                    4. It’s Not The End Of The World? (force Unknown Remix)
                                    5. Receptacle For The Respectable (destructable Mix)
                                    6. Touch Sensitive (force Unknown Remix)
                                    7. Shoot Doris Day (wauvenfold Remix)
                                    8. Miniature (goem Remix)
                                    9. No Sympathy (kid 606 Remix)
                                    10. Juxtapozed With U (sfa Remix)
                                    11. Presidential Suite (high Llamas Remix)
                                    12. Run! Christian, Run! (massimo Remix)
                                    13. Fragile Happiness (brave Captain Remix)
                                    Menu Music Medley - Unlisted, Hidden Track

                                    Madvillain

                                    Madvillainy - Repress

                                      MF DOOM and Madlib's leftfield hip hop opus finally drops, featuring the singles "Money Folder", "Curls" and "All Caps" plus more out-there raps and breaks. Medaphoar, Quasimoto, Wildchild, Viktor Vaughn and Stacy Epps all come along to join Doom on the mic, as Madlib drops some of the most disturbed backing sounds of his career (he even samples Daedelus at one point!), milking his B-movie samples and impenetrable rhythms. With short hits and a quickfire tracklist, "Madvillainy" is an explosive and schizophrenic experience, the most complete Madlib hip hop production since Quasimoto's "The Unseen".

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. The Illest Villains
                                      A2. Accordion
                                      A3. Meat Grinder
                                      A4. Bistro
                                      A5. Raid
                                      B1. America's Most Blunted
                                      B2. Sickfit
                                      B3. RainBows
                                      B4. Curls
                                      B5. Do Not Fire
                                      B6. Money Folder
                                      C1. Scene Two (Vouce Skit)
                                      C2. Shadows Of Tomorrow (featuring Quasimoto)
                                      C3. Operation Lifesaver Aka Mint Test
                                      C4. Figaro
                                      C5. Hardcore Hustle (featuring Wildchild)
                                      C6. Strange Ways
                                      D1. Intro
                                      D2. Fancy Clown (featuring Viktor Vaugh)
                                      D3. Eye (featuring Stacy Epps)
                                      D4. Supervillain Theme
                                      D5. All Caps
                                      D6. Great Day
                                      D7. Rhinestone Cowboy

                                      Various Artists

                                      Goodfellas (Music From The Motion Picture)

                                        Martin Scorsese’s Motion Picture "Goodfellas" needs little introduction. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made, and the ultimate mob movie. The soundtrack features artists Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, The Shangri-las and many more. It is a very rare find on vinyl, having only being pressed in a couple of small runs in the early 1990s.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A:
                                        1. Tony Bennett - Rags To Riches
                                        2. The Moonglows - Sincerely
                                        3. The Cadillacs - Speedo
                                        4. Billy Ward And His Dominoes - Stardust
                                        5. The Harptones - Life Is But A Dream
                                        6. The Shangrilas - Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)

                                        Side B:
                                        1. Aretha Franklin - Baby, I Love You
                                        2. Bobby Darin - Beyond The Sea
                                        3. Cream - Sunshine Of Your Love
                                        4. Muddy Waters - Mannish Boy
                                        5. Derek And The Dominoes - Layla (Piano Exit)

                                        Grizzly Bear

                                        Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

                                          Grizzly Bear celebrate the 15th anniversary of their iconic second album (and first recorded as a full band) Yellow House. The new edition of the album is a re-cut repress and will be available on 3rd September 2021 in three formats - Clear 2LP (exclusive to official store, Bleep and independent retailers), classic Black 2LP, and an exclusive color 2LP via Vinyl Me Please.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1. Easier
                                          A2. Lullabye
                                          A3. Knife
                                          B1. Central And Remote
                                          B2. Little Brother
                                          C1. Plans
                                          C2. Marla
                                          C3. On A Neck, On A Spit
                                          D1. Reprise
                                          D2. Colorado

                                          Directions

                                          Echoes (Anniversary Edition)

                                            In a musical history that spans nearly four decades, Ken Brown (aka Bundy K. Brown) was a member of noise-rock trio Bastro (along with David Grubbs and John McEntire) and a founding member of that group’s evolution into Gastr del Sol, before departing to form the iconic Chicago band, Tortoise. In 1995 Brown exited Tortoise to pursue a number of projects, including the group, Directions. After releasing one album on Thrill Jockey, the band went inactive, with Brown completing one final Directions release on his own before retiring the moniker. That record – a scarcely limited 12” called Echoes – would resonate with a diverse array of artists and producers, most notably Kieran Hebden, who would call Echoes “the blueprint for the Four Tet thing,” explaining to prominent UK broadcaster Gilles Peterson, “it’s basically where I got the idea for everything from…it changed my life, this record.”

                                            Available for the first time since its original release in 1997, Echoes – Anniversary Edition includes the two original side-long tracks, and has been expanded to also feature the nascent 1995 demo of “Echoes”, as well as a brand new remix by Deadly Dragons – the 1990s Chicago DJ crew whose members included Brown, John Herndon, Casey Rice, and Daniel Marcellus Givens, among others. Briefly reunited during COVID lockdown specifically to craft this new Directions remix, Deadly Dragons separately but collectively contributed a new 9-minute pastiche of spiritual jazz, hip-hop, and dub.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Echoes (Continental Drift Version) (9:24)
                                            2. Echoes (The Asymmetrical Excursion) (7:14)
                                            3. Echoes (1995 Demo Version) (5:06)
                                            4. Echoes (Deadly Dragons Remix) (8:36)

                                            Chris Carter

                                            Electronic Ambient Remixes One - Reissue

                                              Electronic Ambient Remixes One was originally released in 2000 and includes ambient remixes and reinventions of the album ‘The Space Between’. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers. Electronic Ambient Remixes One is now available for the first time on double violet coloured vinyl as well as CD, download and streaming.

                                              Chris Carter

                                              Electronic Ambient Remixes Three

                                                Electronic Ambient Remixes Three was originally released in 2001 and includes ambient remixes and soundscapes utilising Chris Carter’s original Throbbing Gristle rhythm tapes from the 70s and 80s. Tracks from this instrumental series have been used internationally in gallery installations, performed at numerous electronic music festivals, featured on TV and radio broadcasts and within Hollywood movie trailers.

                                                Jon Hopkins

                                                Insides - Reissue

                                                  Originally released in 2009 Insides is Jon’s third solo album. It paved the way for both Immunity (his hypnotic breakthrough solo album) and Diamond Mine (his collaboration with King Creosote) which attracted Mercury nominations and for his recently released fifth solo artist album, Singularity. The epic Light Through The Veins from Insides, which bookends Coldplay’s Viva La Vida album, is always a crowd favourite and is played by Jon as one of the closing tracks at almost all of his venue and festival shows. Small Memory, also from Insides has been streamed almost 57 million times on Spotify alone where Jon has 355, 462 followers and nearly 2 million monthly listeners.

                                                  Cited by The New Yorker as “One of the most celebrated electronic musicians of his generation”, electronic artist, producer and composer Jon Hopkins has forged a reputation for music that marries the dance floor to the devotional, and for live performances that are visceral, generous and charged with a rapt, sensuous beauty. Jon has remixed artists as diverse as Flume, David Lynch, Moderat, Disclosure, Four Tet, Wild Beasts and Purity Ring. Other projects include collaborations with Natasha Khan of Bat For Lashes and Bonobo, as well as productions for London Grammar and Coldplay. His film credits include his Ivor Novello nominated score for the indie sci-fi classic Monsters, The Lovely Bones (scored with Brian Eno and Leo Abrahams), How I Live Now, Uwantme2killhim? and Rob and Vanentyna in Scotland. He also scored the National Theatre Live production of Hamlet and his work has appeared in many films and adverts.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  The Wilder Sun
                                                  Vessel
                                                  Insides
                                                  Wire
                                                  Colour Eye
                                                  Light Through The Veins
                                                  The Low Places
                                                  Small Memory
                                                  A Drifting Up
                                                  Autumn Hill

                                                  Originally released by Just Music in 2001, Jon Hopkins' debut album was an extraordinary debut from a then twenty one year old Hopkins, now a critically acclaimed recording artist, Ivor Novello nominated composer of film scores and prominent producer / collaborator with artists such as Coldplay, Brian Eno and Natasha Khan who has twice been nominated for the Mercury Prize, both for his album with King Creosote on 'Diamond Mine'. There are numerous moments here that could have been the chilled-out afterparty for his 'Going Out' themed stormer, Immunity. Opener 'Elegiac' is an electro-acoustic tour-de-force, beautifully punchy drums and looped guitar picking with sliding bass and reverse-reverbed drum flurries. There is much more of a sense of relaxation about this album, swells of pads and soaring digital strings are elegantly interspersed with airy kick drums and echoing acoustic picking. Rhythmic moments are consistent but understated, the emphasis coming more from the combination of influence from a variety of styles, expertly thrust together into a dizzyingly fragile and breathtaking whole. 'Apparition', the opening track on the second LP is further testament to Hopkins' skills as a sound designer as well as a producer, consisting of gated drum hits and beeping synthesisers before a stunningly delicate guitar enters the mix, oozing more than a little sunny balearicism. 'Cerulean' is a definite highlight, hazy percussive loops and glistening steel strings, driven along by a silky smooth walking bassline. This certainly isn't an album to listen to in a packed club, but it most certainly has it's place blaring out of your speakers on a beach or on a sunny day in the park. Relax. 

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  LP 1
                                                  Elegiac
                                                  Private Universe
                                                  Halcyon
                                                  Opalescent
                                                  Lost In Thought
                                                  Fading Glow
                                                  LP 2
                                                  Apparition
                                                  Inner Peace
                                                  Cerulean
                                                  Grace
                                                  Cold Out There
                                                  Afterlife

                                                  Supergrass

                                                  In It For The Money - 2021 Remaster

                                                    Supergrass’ hugely successful second album, which reached #2 in UK Album Charts in 1997, amassed 300k sales in the UK and over a million worldwide since release. Voted 10th Best Album of 1997 (NME) and included in ‘1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die’, it featured the hit singles: ‘Going Out’ (UK #5), ‘Richard III’ (UK #2), ‘Sun Hits the Sky’ (UK #10) and ‘Late In The Day’ (UK #18).

                                                    Following the successful “Strange Ones” Deluxe Boxset (3k copies worldwide) and a sold out world tour in 2020, this brand new expanded edition of ‘In It For The Money’ features remastered audio from analogue tape on 180g Black and 140g Turquoise Vinyl (Retail Exclusive). LP also includes 12” single ‘Sun Hits The Sky (Bentley Rhythm Ace Remix)’ / ‘The Animal’ on 140g White Vinyl. Not available on LP since original release.

                                                    The 3CD format includes 43 tracks over two CDs of B-Sides, Rarities, Outtakes & Live Tracks, imagery from Kevin Westenberg and sleevenotes from Charles Shaar Murray. Compiled by Supergrass.


                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    3CD & SD DIGITAL DELUXE TRACKLISTING
                                                    *Previously Unreleased

                                                    CD1: In It For The Money - 2021 Remaster
                                                    1. In It For The Money (2021 Remaster)
                                                    2. Richard III (2021 Remaster)
                                                    3. Tonight (2021 Remaster)
                                                    4. Late In The Day (2021 Remaster)
                                                    5. G-Song (2021 Remaster)
                                                    6. Sun Hits The Sky (2021 Remaster)
                                                    7. Going Out (2021 Remaster)
                                                    8. It's Not Me (2021 Remaster)
                                                    9. Cheapskate (2021 Remaster)
                                                    10. You Can See Me (2021 Remaster)
                                                    11. Hollow Little Reign (2021 Remaster)
                                                    12. Sometimes I Make You Sad (2021 Remaster)

                                                    CD2: Research & Development - Studio Extras & B-Sides
                                                    1. Susan (AKA Going Out)*
                                                    2. Melanie Davis
                                                    3. Can't Dig It (AKA G-Song)*
                                                    4. Late In The Day (Demo)*
                                                    5. Get Away (AKA Richard III)*
                                                    6. Charles II *
                                                    7. Sun Hits The Sky (Monitor Mix)*
                                                    8. It's Not Me (Original)*
                                                    9. Silver Lining*
                                                    10. Cheapskate (Monitor Mix)*
                                                    11. In It For The Money (Monitor Mix)*
                                                    12. Hollow Little Reign (Güiro Mix)*
                                                    13. Tonight (Monitor Mix)*
                                                    14. You Can See Me (Demo)*
                                                    15. Sometime We’re Really Sad (Edit)*
                                                    16. Sometimes I Make You Sad (Guide Vox)*
                                                    17. Nothing More's Gonna Get In My Way
                                                    18. We Still Need More (Than Anyone Can Give)
                                                    19. Don't Be Cruel
                                                    20. 20ft Halo
                                                    21. The Animal

                                                    CD3: Product Placement – Live Recordings
                                                    1. Going Out (Opera House, Toronto, 11 Sep 95)*
                                                    2. Melanie Davis (Lowlands Festival, Netherlands, 25 Aug 96)*
                                                    3. Tonight (Les Eurockéennes Festival, France, 04 July 97)*
                                                    4. Sometimes I Make You Sad (Paradiso, Amsterdam, 08 Oct 97)*
                                                    5. It's Not Me (Les Eurockéennes Festival, France, 04 Jul 97)*
                                                    6. G-Song (Rehearsal Cassette Recording, 18 Jun 95)*
                                                    7. Hollow Little Reign (O2 Academy Islington, London, 01 Jun 2004)*
                                                    8. In It For The Money (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    9. Cheapskate (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    10. Mansize Rooster (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    11. Richard III (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    12. You Can See Me (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    13. Late In The Day (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    14. Alright (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    15. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    16. Lose It (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    17. Sun Hits The Sky (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    18. Going Out (aborted) (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    19. Caught By The Fuzz (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    20. Going Out (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    21. Strange Ones (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*
                                                    22. Lenny (Rock City, Nottingham, 18 Jan 98)*

                                                    1LP BLACK / TURQUOISE TRACKLISTING
                                                    A1. In It For The Money (2021 Remaster)
                                                    A2. Richard III (2021 Remaster)
                                                    A3. Tonight (2021 Remaster)
                                                    A4. Late In The Day (2021 Remaster)
                                                    A5. G-Song (2021 Remaster)
                                                    A6. Sun Hits The Sky (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B1. Going Out (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B2. It's Not Me (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B3. Cheapskate (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B4. You Can See Me (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B5. Hollow Little Reign (2021 Remaster)
                                                    B6. Sometimes I Make You Sad (2021 Remaster) 

                                                    Nico

                                                    Drama Of Exile - Reissue

                                                      Nico’s iconic post-Velvets return to rock! As one critic memorably put it, when Nico spoke it was like coffin-lids creaking. When she sang it was like listening to ravens taking off 13 at a time.

                                                      Nico was like nothing rock music had ever seen or heard before or since. Features originals along with stoic takes on Bowie and The Velvet Underground.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Genghis Khan
                                                      Purple Lips
                                                      One More Chance
                                                      Henry Hudson
                                                      Waiting For The Man
                                                      Sixty Forty
                                                      The Sphinx
                                                      Orly Flight
                                                      Heroes

                                                      CD Bonus Tracks:
                                                      Genghis Khan (alternate Mix)
                                                      One More Chance (alternate Mix)
                                                      Henry Hudson (alternate Mix)
                                                      Waiting For The Man (alternate Mix)
                                                      Sixty Forty (alternate Mix)
                                                      The Sphinx (alternate Mix)
                                                      Orly Flight (alternate Mix)
                                                      Heroes (alternate Mix)

                                                      The Knife & Planningtorock & Mount Sims

                                                      Tomorrow, In A Year

                                                        In 2009, The Knife was commissioned by the Danish performance group Hotel Pro Forma to provide music for an opera set to mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. Joining Karin and Olof as collaborators were Mt. Sims and Planningtorock.

                                                        Karin: “We were invited by this Danish performance theatre company ​called Hotel Pro Forma ​to make this piece. And we knew it was supposed to be performed in the Danish Royal Opera House in Copenhagen.”

                                                        Olof: “The theatre company wanted to make an opera about evolution theory and Darwin ideas. And they asked if we could make music for that. We entered that project thinking, Of course, it’s important to talk about Darwin’s impact on fascism in Europe.​ It is as important as the colonial history of Europe — how Darwin’s ideas were misused to promote fascism. But throughout the project, it became clear that [the theatre company] was not interested in that. They were interested in biology and geology.”

                                                        Luckily, Karin and Olof had asked their friends Mt. Sims and Planningtorock to write the opera with them. Together, they wriggled free from conceptual potholes. Instead of bowing to the traditional form’s grandiosity, the collaborators went granular with their sonic palette.

                                                        Karin: “You were very into field recordings at this time.”

                                                        Olof: “Yes, a short period. Which, actually, I just think is silly. Who gets to say that recording this sound in nature is art? It shows the hierarchy of contemporary art. Not everyone can say that a recording of the wind, or whatever, is art.”

                                                        The studio recorded versions of the compositions were released as Tomorrow, In A Year in 2010 by Rabid Records. Now The Knife continues its 20th anniversary celebration as they announce the first-ever vinyl pressing of their work Tomorrow, In A Year.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        A1. Intro
                                                        A2. Epochs
                                                        A3. Geology
                                                        A4. Upheaved
                                                        A5. Minerals
                                                        B1. Ebb Tide Explorer
                                                        B2. Variation Of Birds
                                                        B3. Letter To Henslow
                                                        B4. Schoal Swarm Orchestra
                                                        C1. Annie’s Box
                                                        C2. Tumult
                                                        C3. Colouring Of Pigeons
                                                        D1. Seeds
                                                        D2. Tomorrow In A Year
                                                        D3. The Height Of Summer

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds

                                                          Tougher Than Tough – Trojan Rude Boy Sounds is an exclusive release from Music On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of the artists featured on this compilation include Stranger Cole, The Pioneers and Alton Ellis. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes exclusive Trojan Records and Music On Vinyl coaster.

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          Right On Time - Trojan Rock Steady

                                                            Right On Time - Trojan Rock Steady is the 2nd part of the exclusive Music On Vinyl’s Trojan compilation series, which celebrates the best works from the legendary reggae label Trojan Records. It was compiled by Laurence Cane-Honeysett, who also wrote the linernotes. Some of Trojan’s finest are featured on this compilation; as there are The Gladiators, The Melodians, The Gladiators, Ken Boothe a.o. 750 individually numbered copies on orange vinyl. The package also includes an exclusive Trojan / Music On Vinyl coaster

                                                            Death Valley Girls

                                                            Glow In The Dark - Reissue

                                                              Death Valley Girls’ sophomore album Glow in the Dark (2016) is a white-hot distillation of their sound and spirit a jittery and jubilant joyride of barnburner guitar riffage, goosebump-inducing choral hooks, pounding rhythms provided by drummer Laura “The Kid” Kelsey and bassist Alana Amram, and an overarching aura of some secret and subversive power. The band wastes no time detailing their strategies as they crash out of the gate with the title track. Bloomgarden and auxiliary vocalist Jessie Jones issue the song’s call to arms “unite, multiply, and conquer” as a rallying cry to likeminded souls.

                                                              “Once you realize that money, government, and this whole system is a shitty construct that doesn’t work and stands in the way of our true magical in­nite potential, we start to glow,” says Bloomgarden about Glow in the Dark. “And we can see everyone that believes ‘cause they glow too!” It’s hard to not feel that magical tingle during the riotous stomp of “Disco,” the old school rattle-and-raze of “Death Valley Boogie,” or the -re-and-brimstone proselytizing of “Seis Seis Seis.”

                                                              While the initial line-up of Death Valley Girls featuring the core duo of Bloom-eld and Schemel with bassist Rachel Orosco and drummer Patty Schemel ruminated on the hellish realities of the modern world on their debut album Street Venom, the Glow in the Dark-era Death Valley Girls reveled in the secret bond between the mis-ts and outcasts who refused to bow to crushing weight of “capitalism, classism, and elitism.” Up until now, Glow in the Dark has been as elusive and mysterious as the forces behind its title, with physical manifestations of the album being out of print since 2016.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Glow In The Dark
                                                              2. Disco
                                                              3. Death Valley Boogie
                                                              4. Seis Seis Seis
                                                              5. Pink Radiation
                                                              6. I’m A Man Too
                                                              7. Love Spell
                                                              8. Horror Movie
                                                              9. Summertime
                                                              10. Wait For You

                                                              Sébastien Tellier

                                                              Politics - 2021 Reissue

                                                              Sébastien Tellier, the first signing to Record Makers, returned after his 2001 "L'Incroyable Vérité" album and his appearance on the soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's "Lost In Translation" with "Politics", a stunning eleven-track CD of almost indescribable cinematic and uplifting music. Produced in Paris by the legendary Philip Zdar (Cassius, Etienne de Crecy), "Politics" is an uncompromising album featuring contributions from artists as diverse as Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Quentin Dupieux (aka Mr Oizo) and the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra.

                                                              "Bye-Bye", the first track on the album was originally written as part of the score for Sebastien's starring role in the Quentin Dupieux directed file "Nonfilm", with Tony Allen striking the perfect chord for 'Bye-Bye's rhythms. However after 'Bye-Bye' everything came together for the album - and Tellier began composing music in Phillippe Zdar's studios at 84 Rue Des Martyrs, Paris.

                                                              "Let's give the minorities their say, and show the way to those who have forgotten the roots of our planet's problems! The East Germans should know, and the wetbacks, and those who work themselves into the ground! Say no to stylistic controls, don't fight the rhythm - Tony Allen will be there to support me along with the rest of them", he said.

                                                              And that's what happened: the troops stormed in to defend the Native Americans ("Ketchup Vs Genocide"), the Mexicans ("League Chicanos"), two Africas, one idealized and one torn by civil war ("Wonderafrica" and "La Tuerie"), and a sporty East German who actually misses the Berlin Wall because she hasn't been able to play solo tennis since it's collapse ("Mauer") - in short, the oppressed were finally given a voice and re-ushered into a very personal but also universal "POLITICS".

                                                              This voice is magnified by open, melodious music that is unfettered and full of pleasure. With 'Politics' we blissfully sing of the pleasures of eating bananas under the sun, or of making love with the moonlight. It's that simple. Under Tellier the oppressed fought valiantly in the Martyr Road Studios, right up until 31st May 2003, when Paris' 18th arrondisement was itself stormed - by freak hail, which destroyed all of the artist's equipment. Only the master tapes remained, which, then dripping wet, he was grateful to pass onto Phillippe Zdar for the genial mix that is now 'Politics'.

                                                              And on this album appears Sébastien's masterpiece, the melody that everybody knows, "La Ritournelle"

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              A1. Bye-Bye
                                                              A2. League Chicanos
                                                              A3. Wonderafrica
                                                              A4. Broadway
                                                              A5. La Ritournelle
                                                              B1. Benny
                                                              B2. Slow Lynch
                                                              B3. Mauer
                                                              B4. La Tuerie
                                                              B5. Ketchup Vs Genocide
                                                              B6. Zombi

                                                              Boris

                                                              Flood - Reissue

                                                                Formed in 1992, Boris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.

                                                                This is the first-ever and particularly-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's essential 2000 album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan, only on CD. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant. Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen.

                                                                With the album, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                DISC 1

                                                                SIDE 1
                                                                1. Part 1
                                                                SIDE 2
                                                                1. Part 2

                                                                DISC 2

                                                                SIDE 1
                                                                1. Part 3
                                                                SIDE 2
                                                                1. Part 4

                                                                The Kooks

                                                                Inside In, Inside Out - Deluxe Edition Reissue

                                                                  Originally released mid-January 2006, The Kooks debut album Inside In Inside Out, Virgin Records/UMC celebrate it’s 15th anniversary in 2021 with a deluxe edition featuring the original album remastered plus thirteen previously unreleased tracks.

                                                                  A record that fizzes with the exuberance of youth, Inside In, Inside Out is a certified classic of British indie which continues to win new fans as it’s remarkable streaming figures prove.

                                                                  Highlights from the deluxe edition include:

                                                                  4 alternative versions of hits Seaside, Ooh La, She Moves In Her Own Way + Naïve taken from the original album recording sessions by producer Tony Hoffer (tracks 1, 2, 9, 12 from disc two)

                                                                  Unheard demos that range from acoustic jams such as Inaudible Meldoies (a Jack Johnson cover) + Theory Of A Pop Star to full-blast studio demos such as Sofa Song + Matchbox that capture the youthful exuberance of this quintessential indie band

                                                                  8,000 word sleevenote based on new interviews with the original band members written by former Q Magazine editor Niall Doherty

                                                                  Remaster of the original album by John Davis (Metropolis)

                                                                  All tracks previously unreleased on the bonus disc (except ‘In My Opinion’)

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  2CD
                                                                  Disc One
                                                                  The Kooks Seaside
                                                                  See The World
                                                                  Sofa Song
                                                                  Eddie's Gun
                                                                  Ooh La
                                                                  You Don't Love Me
                                                                  She Moves In Her Own Way
                                                                  Match Box
                                                                  Naive
                                                                  I Want You
                                                                  If Only
                                                                  Jackie Big Tits
                                                                  Time Awaits
                                                                  Got No Love

                                                                  Disc Two
                                                                  Seaside (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Ooh La (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Tell Them From Me
                                                                  Sofa Song (Original Studio Demo)
                                                                  My Thoughts Are My Own
                                                                  You Don’t Love Me (Acoustic Demo)
                                                                  Constantine’s Love (Early Studio Demo)
                                                                  Matchbox (Original Studio Demo )
                                                                  She Moves In Her Own Way (Alternative Take)
                                                                  In My Opinion
                                                                  Theory Of A Pop Star (Cassette Demo)
                                                                  Naïve (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Inaudible Melodies
                                                                  Something To Say (Original Studio Demo)

                                                                  2LP
                                                                  Disc One
                                                                  The Kooks Seaside
                                                                  See The World
                                                                  Sofa Song
                                                                  Eddie's Gun
                                                                  Ooh La
                                                                  You Don't Love Me
                                                                  She Moves In Her Own Way
                                                                  Match Box
                                                                  Naive
                                                                  I Want You
                                                                  If Only
                                                                  Jackie Big Tits
                                                                  Time Awaits
                                                                  Got No Love

                                                                  Disc Two
                                                                  Seaside (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Ooh La (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Tell Them From Me
                                                                  Sofa Song (Original Studio Demo)
                                                                  My Thoughts Are My Own
                                                                  You Don’t Love Me (Acoustic Demo)
                                                                  Constantine’s Love (Early Studio Demo)
                                                                  Matchbox (Original Studio Demo )
                                                                  She Moves In Her Own Way (Alternative Take)
                                                                  In My Opinion
                                                                  Theory Of A Pop Star (Cassette Demo)
                                                                  Naïve (Alternative Take)
                                                                  Inaudible Melodies
                                                                  Something To Say (Original Studio Demo)

                                                                  Garbage

                                                                  Garbage - Remastered Reissue

                                                                    I've been a big fan of Garbage since I first heard them and while Version 2.0 was definitely my jam, I absolutely loved this self-titled LP when it came out. The frantic electronic percussion and Vig's trademark sound providing a perfect counter to Manson's snarling vocals. 

                                                                    Kicking off with 'Supervixen', it was pretty clear that we were onto something special, perfectly displaying their keen juxtaposition of electronic heft and melodic indie, switching from distorted mayhem to clean and spooky in the click of the fingers. It goes without saying that the heavy-hitters here are the always-on-radio 'Only Happy When It Rains' and almost ubiquitous 'Stupid Girl', but there are very few moments that stray from excellence, with pieces like 'Vow' and 'Fix Me Now' being generally unheralded but resolutely stunning, and showing hints of what was to come on 2.0. 

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Barry says: Here's where it all started. 'Queer', 'Only Happens When It Rains', 'Stupid Girl' ALL sounding exactly as fresh as the first time around, this was the startling genesis of a band that never quite sounded like anyone else. A truly essential document of the late 90's grunge / indie scene.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    CD1 & 2LP Tracklist:
                                                                    1. A1. Supervixen
                                                                    2. A2. Queer
                                                                    3. A3. Only Happy When It Rains
                                                                    4. B1. As Heaven Is Wide
                                                                    5. B2. Not My Idea
                                                                    6. B3. A Stroke Of Luck
                                                                    7. C1. Vow
                                                                    8. C2. Stupid Girl
                                                                    9. C3. Dog New Tricks
                                                                    10. D1. My Lover's Box
                                                                    11. D2. Fix Me Now
                                                                    12. D3. Milk

                                                                    CD2 Tracklist:
                                                                    1. Subhuman
                                                                    2. Girl Don’t Come
                                                                    3. Sleep
                                                                    4. Driving Lesson
                                                                    5. Trip My Wire
                                                                    6. #1 Crush
                                                                    7. Butterfly Collector
                                                                    8. Alien Sex Fiend
                                                                    9. Kick My Ass

                                                                    Garbage

                                                                    Version 2.0 - Remastered Reissue

                                                                      This was for me the pinnacle of Garbage's early days. Yeah, the self titled LP had the more rawkous, uncompromising grunge of 'Stupid Girl' and 'Only Happy When It Rains' but for me, the 1-2 punch of 'I think I'm Paranoid' and 'When I Grow Up' perfectly laid the groundwork for the euphorically tender second half of the LP.  From the glitchy gothic orchestration of 'The Trick Is To Keep Breathing' to the busy quiet-loud masterpiece that is 'Sleep Together' (*that key change*, spine tingles every time), there is no mistaking that Garbage had set the scene for the electronic indie sound of the 00's. There's something unique about Vig's production here too, lurching between chaotically busy and almost still without breaking step. 

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Barry says: It's surprising really that the band that made Version 2.0 could be the same band that made their self-titled debut, with that ostensibly being a grunge album and this veering almost full-force into electronic indie. The tracks here hold up supremely well too, with exactly the moments I remember from the first time around sounding just as good as when I heard them in the late 90's.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      CD1 & 2LP Tracklist:
                                                                      1. A1. Temptation Waits
                                                                      2. A2. I Think I'm Paranoid
                                                                      3. A3. When I Grow Up
                                                                      4. B1. Medication
                                                                      5. B2. Special
                                                                      6. B3. Hammering In My Head
                                                                      7. C1. Push It
                                                                      8. C2. The Trick Is To Keep Breathing
                                                                      9. C3. Dumb
                                                                      10. D1. Sleep Together
                                                                      11. D2. Wicked Ways
                                                                      12. D3. You Look So Fine

                                                                      CD2 Tracklist:
                                                                      1. Can't Seem To Make You Mine
                                                                      2. 13x Forever
                                                                      3. Deadwood
                                                                      4. Get Busy With The Fizzy
                                                                      5. Soldier Through This
                                                                      6. Thirteen
                                                                      7. Lick The Pavement
                                                                      8. Medication (Acoustic)
                                                                      9. Tornado
                                                                      10. Afterglow

                                                                      The Knife continues their 20th Anniversary celebration as the duo of Karin and Olof Dreijer present a magenta coloured 180g numbered vinyl pressing of ‘Deep Cuts’, the 2003 album that lives up to The Knife’s name. A seething dissection of the status quo dressed up in the most delicious of hooks; a Trojan Horse of a pop record that dreamt of a revolution.

                                                                      ‘Deep Cuts’’ ‘Pass This On’ and ‘Heartbeats’ represent two of the most overt pop songs in The Knife’s catalogue and helped propel the band’s profile to new heights. Fellow Swede José González introduced the track to a fresh audience via his tender acoustic guitar cover that went on to be featured in a massively successful Sony Bravia commercial.

                                                                      ‘Heartbeats’ and its tale of instantaneous, fervent love became one of the most celebrated electro-pop songs of the 2000s. Pitchfork included it at #15 on their list of The Decade’s Best Recordings saying, “each version of ‘Heartbeats’ is a miracle in its own right, highlighting a different aspect of the same incredible, life-affirming experience.”

                                                                      The Knife sought to imbue ‘Deep Cuts’ with allusions to their socialist political ideals via the democratization of art. The duo conceived calypso-tinged electronic pop and used it to rail against ingrained structural entities such as the police state, toxic masculinity and domestic abuse. It was a spoonful of auditory sugar to help offset the bitterness of a dark reality. ‘Deep Cuts’ offered a chance for people to dance while confronting a troubled world.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Patrick says: Maaaate. If you were at a student after-party between 2004 and 2009, it was only a matter of time before someone put this absolute CLASSIC on. Almost two decades on, and this LP is a glorious moment in time, where icy Scando-synth work translated emotive pop sensibilities into something perfect for a new millennium.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      Heartbeats
                                                                      Girls’ Night Out
                                                                      Pass This On
                                                                      One For You
                                                                      The Cop
                                                                      Listen Now
                                                                      She’s Having A Baby
                                                                      You Take My Breath Away
                                                                      Rock Classics
                                                                      Is It Medicine
                                                                      You Make Me Like Charity
                                                                      Got 2 Let U
                                                                      Behind The Bushes
                                                                      Hangin’ Out

                                                                      John

                                                                      Out Here On The Fringes - Signed Edition

                                                                        The second pressing of JOHN's second album 'Out Here On the Fringes' . Record includes lyric sheet insert with artwork by John Newton of the band.

                                                                        This duo make superb adrenalin fuelled, intelligent guitar noise.

                                                                        If you're a fan of Metz, Protomartyr, Idles, Fucked Up, then you should check this out. 

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Future Thinker 03:04
                                                                        2. Standard Hauntings 02:26
                                                                        3. Out Here On The Fringes 03:51
                                                                        4. Western Wilds 02:21
                                                                        5. High Digger 02:48
                                                                        6. Dog Walker 01:59
                                                                        7. Laszlo 04:16
                                                                        8. Midnight Supermarket 02:24
                                                                        9. Solid State 02:48

                                                                        John

                                                                        God Speed In The National Limit - Signed Edition

                                                                          Originally released back in 2017, this white vinyl repress is limited to 300 copies.

                                                                          Four arms, four legs, two heads, wood, metal and plastic make a glorious racket!

                                                                          At around a little over 20 minutes long, this is a short sharp blast of intelligent, high octane punk rock. 

                                                                          If you're a fan of Metz, Protomartyr, Idles, Fucked Up, then you should check this out.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Balfron 02:38
                                                                          2. Factory Settings 03:18
                                                                          3. Ghost Printer 02:55
                                                                          4. Industrial Action 03:17
                                                                          5. Squad Vowels 02:38
                                                                          6. Straight Lines 02:47
                                                                          7. God Speed In The National Limit 04:17

                                                                          Binker Golding, John Edwards, Steve Noble

                                                                          Moon Day (Repress)

                                                                          Award winning saxophonist and composer Binker Golding returns to Byrd Out with a new trio comprising giants of the experimental scene Steve Noble and John Edwards for an album of unparalleled instant creativity: 'Moon Day'. The album plays with the post truth zeitgeist, using the first major moon conspiracy of 1835 as a launch pad, throwing a sly wink at Buzz Aldrin as the trio impart on their own musical odyssey. The sheer variety of pace, tone and texture across the record is breathtaking, from Golding’s soft, almost weightless opening on ‘One Giant Step’ through to the skittish re-entry of ‘Reflection’ as the musicians ricochet off one another, the album bursts with ideas and energy, yet remains coherent and singular in its purpose. Recorded during a gap between the various lockdowns of 2020, you can sense the release from the musicians as they combine after enforced isolation with a telepathic sense of where to push each other: Noble interjecting both chaos and order from the drums; Edwards the rocket fuel propelling the unit on; and Golding soaring and cutting through on sax. You will not find a better showcase of these musicians’ phenomenal abilities. This is free jazz at its most compelling and most engaging. ‘Moon Day’ is undoubtedly a future jazz classic.

                                                                          Award winning saxophonist and composer Binker Golding returns to Byrd Out with a new trio comprising giants of the experimental scene Steve Noble and John Edwards.

                                                                          From Golding’s soft, almost weightless opening on ‘One Giant Step’ through to the skittish re-entry of ‘Reflection’ as the musicians ricochet off one another, the album bursts with ideas and energy, yet remains coherent and singular in its purpose.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. One Giant Leap, Parts I-Iv
                                                                          B1. Reflection
                                                                          B2. Lunar Wind

                                                                          Joan Shelley

                                                                          Electric Ursa - Purple Vinyl Reissue

                                                                            Joan Shelley’s out of print 2014 album is repackaged here in a deluxe tip-on jacket and pressed on purple vinyl. Limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.

                                                                            Electric Ursa was recorded out of the spotlight in Louisville, Kentucky. A quiet, 8 song record which owes much to the post-rock history of its hometown on songs like “Something Small” and “Rising Air”, while “River Low” and “Electric Ursa” hint at the brilliant Over and Even waiting just around the corner. Electric Ursa brought Shelley to the national stage. Rolling Stone noted that the songs project “a huge, resplendently pained serenity” while Pitchfork declared that while the album “isn’t [her] debut, it is her absolute arrival.”

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. Something Small
                                                                            2. Rising Air
                                                                            3. First Of August
                                                                            4. River Low
                                                                            5. Remedios
                                                                            6. Long Way To Night
                                                                            7. Moss & Marrow
                                                                            8. Electric Ursa

                                                                            Joan Shelley

                                                                            Ginko - Sea Green Vinyl Reissue

                                                                              Pressed on Sea Green vinyl, packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket, and limited to 2,000 copies worldwide.

                                                                              The debut album by Joan Shelley pressed on vinyl for the first time. Originally released in 2012 and long-elusive to fans, Ginko is the starting point for Shelley, now revered for her songwriting, “dazzling poetic imagery” (The Guardian) and “radiant sense of calm” (NPR Music). Standout tracks “By The Ohio” and “Siren” show what is to come, while “Sure As Night” was her first collaboration with guitarist Nathan Salsburg.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Ginko
                                                                              2. Ice
                                                                              3. The Pain For Your Pleasure
                                                                              4. Siren
                                                                              5. Sure As Night
                                                                              6. Into The Sea
                                                                              7. Sweet Dark-Haired Man
                                                                              8. Your Doll
                                                                              9. The Door
                                                                              10. Unbound
                                                                              11. By The Ohio

                                                                              George Harrison

                                                                              All Things Must Pass - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                In celebration of the 50th Anniversary, George Harrison’s, All Things Must Pass is being celebrated with a suite of new releases highlighted by a stunning new mix of the classic album by Grammy Award-winning mixer/engineer Paul Hicks, overseen by executive producer Dhani Harrison.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                DELUXE 5LP:
                                                                                LP1 - A
                                                                                I'd Have You Anytime
                                                                                My Sweet Lord
                                                                                Wah-Wah
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Version One)

                                                                                LP1 – B
                                                                                What Is Life
                                                                                If Not For You
                                                                                Behind That Locked Door
                                                                                Let It Down
                                                                                Run Of The Mill

                                                                                LP2 – A
                                                                                Beware Of Darkness
                                                                                Apple Scruffs
                                                                                Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
                                                                                Awaiting On You All
                                                                                All Things Must Pass

                                                                                LP2 - B
                                                                                I Dig Love
                                                                                Art Of Dying
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Version Two)
                                                                                Hear Me Lord

                                                                                LP3 - A
                                                                                Out Of The Blue
                                                                                It's Johnny's Birthday
                                                                                Plug Me In

                                                                                LP3 - B
                                                                                I Remember Jeep
                                                                                Thanks For The Pepperoni

                                                                                LP4 - A
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 14)
                                                                                Wah-Wah (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                I'd Have You Anytime (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)
                                                                                Art Of Dying (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)

                                                                                LP4 - B
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 27)
                                                                                If Not For You (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 2)
                                                                                Wedding Bells (Are Breaking Up That Old Gang Of Mine) (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                What Is Life (Session Outtakes And Jams /Take 1)
                                                                                Beware Of Darkness (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 8)

                                                                                LP5 - A
                                                                                Hear Me Lord (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)
                                                                                Let It Down (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                Run Of The Mill (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 36)
                                                                                Down To The River (Rocking Chair Jam) (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)

                                                                                LP5 - B
                                                                                Get Back (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                Almost 12 Bar Honky Tonk (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                It's Johnny's Birthday (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 1)
                                                                                Woman Don't You Cry For Me (Session Outtakes And Jams / Take 5)

                                                                                STANDARD 3LP:
                                                                                LP1 - A
                                                                                I'd Have You Anytime
                                                                                My Sweet Lord
                                                                                Wah-Wah
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Version One)

                                                                                LP1 – B
                                                                                What Is Life
                                                                                If Not For You
                                                                                Behind That Locked Door
                                                                                Let It Down
                                                                                Run Of The Mill

                                                                                LP2 – A
                                                                                Beware Of Darkness
                                                                                Apple Scruffs
                                                                                Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
                                                                                Awaiting On You All
                                                                                All Things Must Pass

                                                                                LP2 - B
                                                                                I Dig Love
                                                                                Art Of Dying
                                                                                Isn't It A Pity (Version Two)
                                                                                Hear Me Lord

                                                                                LP3 - A
                                                                                Out Of The Blue
                                                                                It's Johnny's Birthday
                                                                                Plug Me In

                                                                                LP3 - B
                                                                                I Remember Jeep
                                                                                Thanks For The Pepperoni

                                                                                STANDARD 2CD:
                                                                                Disc 1 (Main Album)
                                                                                I’d Have You Anytime
                                                                                My Sweet Lord
                                                                                Wah-Wah
                                                                                Isn’t It A Pity (Version One)
                                                                                What Is Life
                                                                                If Not For You
                                                                                Behind That Locked Door
                                                                                Let It Down
                                                                                Run Of The Mill

                                                                                Disc 2 (Main Album)
                                                                                Beware Of Darkness
                                                                                Apple Scruffs
                                                                                Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
                                                                                Awaiting On You All
                                                                                All Things Must Pass
                                                                                I Dig Love
                                                                                Art Of Dying
                                                                                Isn’t It A Pity (Version Two)
                                                                                Hear Me Lord
                                                                                Out Of The Blue *
                                                                                It’s Johnny’s Birthday *
                                                                                Plug Me In *
                                                                                I Remember Jeep *
                                                                                Thanks For The Pepperoni *

                                                                                * Newly Remastered/Original Mix

                                                                                The Cinematic Orchestra

                                                                                Ma Fleur - Reissue

                                                                                  The Cinematic Orchestra deliver a very special reissue of their classic 2007 album ‘Ma Fleur’, including three tracks from the time that have never been released on vinyl; ‘Flowers’, ‘Talking About Freedom’ and ‘Colours’, and come with four double sided art cards/prints.
                                                                                  At the time the album was recognised for its bold departure from the group’s sonic traditions. In the years since, it’s been continuously celebrated, with tracks like ‘To Build A Home’ reaching huge audiences with over half a billion streams to date. Their latest album ‘To Believe’ in 2019 debuted at a career high #19 on the Official UK Album Chart and was #1 on the UK vinyl chart.
                                                                                  Dealing with themes of loss and love - and in itself representing a kind of absence - "Ma Fleur" is fertile ground for Swinscoe and long term collaborator Dominic Smith's brand of music-making, for while people rightly have talked about what they do in terms of jazz, the truth is that the basis of their music has always also been in raw emotion. From the achingly beautiful opener "To Build A Home" to the finale, "Time And Space," this is an album which reaches for and finds a truth and honesty far beyond what we would normally expect from such a record, but without losing any of the accessibility which made the band popular in the first place. If the mood is melancholy, The Cinematic Orchestra manage to make it an ultimately uplifting experience, perhaps in the end more about the love you find than the love you lose…


                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  A1. To Build A Home
                                                                                  A2. Familiar Ground
                                                                                  A3. That Home
                                                                                  A4. Child Song

                                                                                  B1. Music Box
                                                                                  B2. Ma Fleur
                                                                                  B3. Prelude
                                                                                  B4. As The Stars Fall

                                                                                  C1. Into You
                                                                                  C2. Breathe
                                                                                  C3. Time And Space

                                                                                  D1. Flowers
                                                                                  D2. Talking About Freedom
                                                                                  D3. Colours

                                                                                  Scritti Politti

                                                                                  Cupid & Psyche 85 - Reissue

                                                                                    From a bedsit in London to New York recording studios… Alternative acclaim to mainstream adulation… Indie label hopefuls to major signings… Despite the series of radical shifts that underpinned its creation, Scritti Politti's second album Cupid & Psyche 85 achieved the virtually impossible. While everything was scaled up – the ambition, the sound, the audience – the singular artistic vision that drove the group not only remained intact and undiluted in these bigger surroundings, but became more inventive, more adventurous and, ultimately, more beloved. Introduced to pianist and programmer David Gamson while making of the band's debut album Songs To Remember, Green Gartside realised he had found a creative foil to help him achieve the ambitions he had for Scritti Politti.

                                                                                    Partially recorded in New York, with several tracks produced by Arif Mardin (who had worked on Aretha Franklin's I Say A Little Prayer, a track Green beautifully commemorates on this record) and partially in the UK, with Green and Gamson directly overseeing the process, Cupid & Psyche 85 is infused shimmering synths and the heat of classic funk. Yet weaved together by Green's intoxicating melodies, it is also embroidered with ideas from philosophical writings, while taking cues from myths and fables.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    The Word Girl
                                                                                    Small Talk
                                                                                    Absolute
                                                                                    A Little Knowledge
                                                                                    Don't Work That Hard
                                                                                    Perfect Way
                                                                                    Lover To Fall
                                                                                    Wood Beez (Pray Like Aretha Franklin)
                                                                                    Hypnotize

                                                                                    Scritti Politti

                                                                                    Anomie & Bonhomie - Reissue

                                                                                      11 years after the release of previous album Provision, Scritti Politti erupted back into life with 1999’s Anomie & Bonhomie. Recalibrated, re-evaluated, re-imagined and, eventually, rewarded. Anomie & Bonhomie is the heady results of this artistic rebirth. Illuminated by the band’s stylish pure pop spotlight, collaborations with Mos Def, Lee Majors and Wendy Melvoin give the record a neon-lit, nocturnal shimmer. Hip hop flourishes sit side-by-side with heart-hitting balladry, as truly touching melodies match moments of uncompromising musical grit with their emotional impact.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Umm
                                                                                      Tinseltown
                                                                                      First Goodbye
                                                                                      Die Alone
                                                                                      Mystic Handyman
                                                                                      Smith ’N’ Slappy
                                                                                      Born To Be
                                                                                      The World You Understand (Is Over & Over & Over)
                                                                                      Here Comes July
                                                                                      Prince Among Men
                                                                                      Brushed With Oil, Dusted With Powder

                                                                                      PJ Harvey & John Parish

                                                                                      A Woman A Man Walked By - Reissue

                                                                                        Reissue on vinyl of the second collaboration album between PJ Harvey and John Parish – A Woman A Man Walked By.

                                                                                        Produced by Parish and Harvey, and originally released in March 2009, A Woman A Man Walked By features the single ‘Black Hearted Love’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording with vinyl cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering, overseen by John Parish.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                        Black Hearted Love
                                                                                        Sixteen, Fifteen, Fourteen
                                                                                        Leaving California
                                                                                        The Chair
                                                                                        April

                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                        A Woman A Man Walked By / The Crow Knows Where All The Little Children Go
                                                                                        The Soldier
                                                                                        Pig Will Not
                                                                                        Passionless, Pointless
                                                                                        Cracks In The Canvas

                                                                                        Mudhoney

                                                                                        Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge (30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                          By going back to basics with Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, Mudhoney flipped conventional wisdom. Not for the first time – or the last – they would be vindicated. A month after release in July 1991, the album entered the UK album chart at Number 34 (five weeks later, Nirvana’s Nevermind entered at 36) and went on to sell 75,000 copies worldwide. A more meaningful measure of success, however, lay in its revitalisation of the band, casting a touchstone for the future. The record is a major chapter in Mudhoney’s ongoing story, the moral of which has to be: when in doubt, fudge it.

                                                                                          The album began at Music Source Studio, a large space equipped with a 24-track mixing board - downright futuristic, compared to the 8-track setup that birthed the band’s catalytic 1988 debut, “Touch Me I’m Sick.” The Music Source session quickly turned into a false start when the results, in guitarist Steve Turner’s words, “sounded a little too fancy, too clean.” Lesson learned, the band went primitive and got to work at Conrad Uno’s 8-track setup at Egg Studio. Named after the cartons pasted on the walls in an optimistic attempt at sound-proofing, Egg boasted a ’60s vintage 8-track Spectra Sonics recording console, originally built for Stax in Memphis.

                                                                                          So it was that, in the spring of 1991, Mudhoney made Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge. The resulting album is a whirlwind of the band’s influences at the time: the fierce ‘60s garage rock of their Pacific Northwest predecessors The Sonics and The Lollipop Shoppe, the gnashing post-hardcore of Drunks With Guns, the heavy guitar moods of Neil Young, the lysergic workouts of Spacemen 3 and Hawkwind, the gloomy existentialism of Zounds, and the satirical ferocity of ‘80s hardcore punk. The quartet’s special alchemy meant these fond homages never slid into pastiche. Ultimately, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge epitomised the best of Mudhoney: here was a band reconnecting with its purest instincts, and in the process reinventing itself.

                                                                                          This 30th anniversary edition, remastered by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service, stands as testimony to the creative surge that drove them in this period. The album sessions yielded a clutch of material that would subsequently appear on B-sides, compilations, and split-singles. This edition includes all those tracks, and a slew of previously unreleased songs, including the entire five-track Music Source session.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Generation Genocide
                                                                                          Let It Slide
                                                                                          Good Enough
                                                                                          Something So Clear
                                                                                          Thorn
                                                                                          Into The Drink
                                                                                          Broken Hands
                                                                                          Who You Drivin' Now?
                                                                                          Move Out
                                                                                          Shoot The Moon
                                                                                          Fuzzgun '91
                                                                                          Pokin' Around
                                                                                          Don't Fade IV
                                                                                          Check-Out Time
                                                                                          March To Fuzz
                                                                                          Ounce Of Deception
                                                                                          Paperback Life (alternate Version)
                                                                                          Fuzzbuster
                                                                                          Bushpusher Man
                                                                                          Flowers For Industry
                                                                                          Thorn (1st Attempt)
                                                                                          Overblown
                                                                                          March From Fuzz
                                                                                          You're Gone
                                                                                          Something So Clear (24-track Demo)
                                                                                          Bushpusher Man (24-track Demo)
                                                                                          Pokin' Around (24-track Demo)
                                                                                          Check-Out Time (24-track Demo)
                                                                                          Generation Genocide (24-track Demo)

                                                                                          The Shins

                                                                                          Oh, Inverted World - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                            Oh, Inverted World, the earth-shattering, indie-rock-redefining 2001 debut album by The Shins, is presented here in its finest form, dressed up all nice for its 20th birthday. The classic tunes get new life by way of a full remastering job under band leader James Mercer’s watchful eye, the art is given a little extra zest via a die-cut jacket and a classy inner sleeve, and the package is rounded off with a big ol’ booklet with vintage photos, handwritten lyrics, and more.

                                                                                            The music, of course, is obviously essential. Aside from a friendly reminder that this is the album with the smash hit “New Slang,” as heard in the hit movie Garden State, we just need to note that the remastering job truly makes this the album James Mercer always wanted it to be. Never quite satisfied with the sonics of the original, Mercer took the 20th anniversary of the album as his opportunity to finally set the (literal!) record straight. And the results sound stellar: great for new fans, and well worth the attention of those already on board!

                                                                                            For old times’ sake, here’s what we had to say about this record back when it came out: Hailing from Albuquerque, NM, The Shins sprung from the ashes of Flake/Flake Music in 1997 (though those previous incarnations date back nearly a decade) – same members, different instruments, different approach. Counterpoint guitars have given way to a single guitar pitted against calculated keyboard passages; swarming indie rock machinations led to pop-based melodic endeavors (who knew?).

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Caring Is Creepy
                                                                                            One By One All Day
                                                                                            Weird Divide
                                                                                            Know Your Onion!
                                                                                            Girl Inform Me
                                                                                            New Slang
                                                                                            The Celibate Life
                                                                                            Girl On The Wing
                                                                                            Your Algebra
                                                                                            Pressed In A Book
                                                                                            The Past And Pending

                                                                                            The first of two reissues by Matthew Herbert on his own Accidental, “Bodily Functions” is one of few classic albums to emerge from the deep house genre. Released in 2001 amongst a backdrop of exceptionally good dance music, it set off alerts across the community for it’s expertly produced and sequenced content; and was one of those few albums that would make the jump from club to living room. Appearing in many ‘Albums Of The Decade’ lists, and being owned by pretty much everyone I knew who liked dance music growing up, it’s simply one of those brilliant albums!

                                                                                            Including the distinctive voice of Matthew’s former wife Dani Siciliano as well as long time collaborator, the late pianist Phil Parnell; human blood flow, kitchen utensils, bones, domestic appliances, teeth and laser eye surgery are all thrown into Herberts unique and extroverted sound palette. Indeed, Matthew’s now legendary Personal Contract for the Composition of Music (PCCOM) for which he is now famed, was considered radical at the time.

                                                                                            He’d go on to cook a multi-course dishes to a live soundtrack, play alongside Theo Parrish and a host of dance music innovators, and eventually become the household name he is. “Bodily Functions” shows this genius talent in full flow.
                                                                                             time.


                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                            1. It's Only
                                                                                            2. Foreign Bodies

                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                            1. Suddenly
                                                                                            2. Leave Me Now

                                                                                            SIDE C
                                                                                            1. I Know
                                                                                            2. The Last Beat
                                                                                            3. You're Unknown To Me

                                                                                            SIDE D
                                                                                            1. You Saw It All
                                                                                            2. Addiction

                                                                                            SIDE E
                                                                                            1. On Reflection
                                                                                            2. I Miss You

                                                                                            SIDE F
                                                                                            1. The Audience
                                                                                            2. About This Time Each Day
                                                                                            3. It's Only A Reprise

                                                                                            Tori Amos

                                                                                            Under The Pink - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                              Singer-songwriter Tori Amos released her second studio album Under the Pink in January 1994. Entering the UK charts at #1, it’s regarded as one of Tori’s most acclaimed albums, featuring in a number of ‘best albums of the 90s’ lists. Charting at UK #4 in the singles chart, the lead single Cornflake Girl is one of several unforgettable singles featuring in the album, which also include God, Past the Mission, and Pretty Good Year. The album was BPI certified platinum in 2007, and continues to be an album which draws interest to new and old fans alike.


                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side One
                                                                                              1. Pretty Good Year 3:25
                                                                                              2. God 3:58
                                                                                              3. Bells For Her 5:20
                                                                                              4. Past The Mission 4:05

                                                                                              Side Two
                                                                                              1. Baker Baker 3:20
                                                                                              2. The Wrong Band 3:03
                                                                                              3. The Waitress 3:09

                                                                                              Side Three
                                                                                              1. Cornflake Girl 5:06
                                                                                              2. Icicle 5:47
                                                                                              3. Cloud On My Tomgue 4:44

                                                                                              Side Four
                                                                                              1. Space Dog 5:10
                                                                                              2. Yes, Anastasia 9:33

                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                              Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

                                                                                                Are You Are Missing Winner is the twenty-second album by British post-punk band the Fall, released in November 2001. Since the band’s last record Mark E Smith had replaced the entire line up. The album was recorded very quickly and very much on the cheap and band member Ben Pritchard described it as a very miserable experience. The influence of Rockabilly is very much seen throughout the album and saw them covering Lead Belly's ‘The Bourgeois Blues’.

                                                                                                 As with the other Fall reissues these have notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and have been mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce.

                                                                                                This is the latest release in Cherry Red’s series of deluxe Fall reissues – “Fall Sound Archive”

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                SIDE ONE
                                                                                                1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                                                                2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                                                3. CROP DUST
                                                                                                4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                                                                5. KICK THE CAN
                                                                                                6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                                                                SIDE TWO
                                                                                                1. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                                                                2. THE ACUTE
                                                                                                3. HOLLOW MIND
                                                                                                4. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                                                                SIDE THREE
                                                                                                1. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                                                                2. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                                                                3. NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                                                                SIDE FOUR
                                                                                                1. DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                                                                2. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN
                                                                                                COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                                                                3. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT
                                                                                                BONUS TRACK (2006)
                                                                                                4. ARE YOU MISSING WINNER

                                                                                                CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                DISC 1:

                                                                                                ORIGINAL ALBUM
                                                                                                1. JIM'S "THE FALL”
                                                                                                2. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                                                3. CROP DUST
                                                                                                4. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS
                                                                                                5. KICK THE CAN
                                                                                                6. GOTTA SEE JANE
                                                                                                7. IBIS-AFRO MAN
                                                                                                8. THE ACUTE
                                                                                                9. HOLLOW MIND
                                                                                                10. REPRISE: JANE – PROF MICK – EY BASTARDO
                                                                                                BONUS TRACKS
                                                                                                11. RUDE (ALL THE TIME)
                                                                                                12.I WAKE UP IN THE CITY
                                                                                                13.NEW FORMATION SERMON
                                                                                                14.DISTILLED MUG ART
                                                                                                15. MY EX-CLASSMATES' KIDS (LIVE IN COLOGNE 23RD OCTOBER 2001)
                                                                                                16. WHERE'S THE FUCKIN' TAXI? CUNT

                                                                                                DISC 2:
                                                                                                LIVE AT THE KNITTING FACTORY
                                                                                                LA, 14th NOVEMBER 2001
                                                                                                1. THE JOKE
                                                                                                2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                                                3. AND THEREIN
                                                                                                4. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                                                5. CROPDUST
                                                                                                6. KICK THE CAN - F'OLDIN MONEY - KICK THE CAN PT 2
                                                                                                7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                                                8. JIM'S THE FALL
                                                                                                9. ANTIDOTES
                                                                                                10. WAY ROUND / DR BUCKS LETTER

                                                                                                DISC 3:
                                                                                                LIVE AT THE GARAGE
                                                                                                LONDON, 20th APRIL 2002
                                                                                                1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                                                                2. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                                                3. AND THEREIN
                                                                                                4. ANTIDOTES
                                                                                                5. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                                                                6. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                                                7. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                                                8. ENIGRAMMATIC DREAM / KETAMINE SUN
                                                                                                9. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                                                                10. WAY ROUND

                                                                                                DISC 4:
                                                                                                LIVE AT THE ATP FESTIVAL
                                                                                                28th APRIL 2002
                                                                                                1. TO NK ROACHMENT: YARBLES / THE JOKE
                                                                                                2. 2 LIBRANS
                                                                                                3. THE JOKE
                                                                                                4. AND THEREIN
                                                                                                5. CYBER INSEKT
                                                                                                6. I WAKE UP IN THE CITY / MY EX-CLASSMATES KIDS
                                                                                                7. KICK THE CAN / F'OLDIN MONEY / KICK THE CAN
                                                                                                8. BOURGEOIS TOWN
                                                                                                9. MR PHARMACIST
                                                                                                10. SHAKE OFF - ENIGRAMATIC DREAM - KETAMINE SUN
                                                                                                11. WAY ROUND 

                                                                                                Blonde Redhead

                                                                                                Blonde Redhead - Reissue

                                                                                                  Feral art rock from the gritty depths of ’90s Manhattan. Japanese-Italian guitar symphonies for 120 Minutes refugees and Keith Haring enthusiasts alike. Blonde Redhead’s self-titled 1995 debut, in print as a definitive single LP for the first time since… ever.

                                                                                                  “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” - Arto Lindsay.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                  A1 I Don’t Want U
                                                                                                  A2 Sciuri Sciura
                                                                                                  A3 Astro Boy
                                                                                                  A4 Without Feathers

                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                  B1 Snippet
                                                                                                  B2 Mama Cita
                                                                                                  B3 Swing Pool
                                                                                                  B4 Girl Boy

                                                                                                  Blonde Redhead

                                                                                                  La Mia Vita Violenta - Reissue

                                                                                                    Art-house kosmische from the battered basements of pre-9/11 New York. Polyrhythmic screamo for underemployed Gen-Xers and trust fund weed dealers alike. La Mia Vita Violenta, Blonde Redhead’s 1995 sophomore effort, in print as a definitive single LP for the first time since… ever.

                                                                                                    “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” - Arto Lindsay.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Side A:
                                                                                                    A1 (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off
                                                                                                    A2 Violent Life
                                                                                                    A3 U.F.O.
                                                                                                    A4 I Am There While You Choke On Me
                                                                                                    A5 Harmony

                                                                                                    Side B:
                                                                                                    B1 Down Under
                                                                                                    B2 Bean
                                                                                                    B3 Withdraw
                                                                                                    B4 Young Neil
                                                                                                    B5 10 Feet High
                                                                                                    B6 Jewel

                                                                                                    Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                    Tusk - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                      Fleetwood Mac’s legendary album Tusk, originally released in Oct. 1979, went on to sell 4 million copies WW and was certified Gold in Germany and France, Platinum in the UK, Netherlands and New Zealand and 2X Platinum in the US. The band toured this album internationally across a 9 month period visiting; the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and Germany. Key tracks include “Sara”, “Tusk” and “Think About Me”.

                                                                                                      The genius behind the album can be seen from the epic video for Tusk which was filmed with a full marching band (the University of Southern California's Trojan Marching Band), at Dodgers Stadium, Los Angeles on 4 June 1979.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                      1. OVER & OVER (4:35)
                                                                                                      2. THE LEDGE (2:02)
                                                                                                      3. THINK ABOUT ME (2:44)
                                                                                                      4. SAVE ME A PLACE (2:40)
                                                                                                      5. SARA (6:26)

                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                      1. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONE (3:28)
                                                                                                      2. STORMS (5:28)
                                                                                                      3. THAT’S ALL FOR EVERYONE (3:04)
                                                                                                      4. NOT THAT FUNNY (3:19)
                                                                                                      5. SISTERS OF THE MOON (4:36)

                                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                                      1. ANGEL (4:53)
                                                                                                      2. THAT’S ENOUGH FOR ME (1:48)
                                                                                                      3. BROWN EYES (4:27)
                                                                                                      4. NEVER MAKE ME CRY (2:14)
                                                                                                      5. I KNOW I’M NOT WRONG (2:59)

                                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                                      1. HONEY HI (2:43)
                                                                                                      2. BEAUTIFUL CHILD (5:19)
                                                                                                      3. WALK A THIN LINE (3:44)
                                                                                                      4. TUSK (3:36)
                                                                                                      5. NEVER FORGET (3:40)

                                                                                                      Strut present the definitive edition of Patrice Rushen’s landmark album from 1982, ‘Straight From The Heart’.

                                                                                                      Recorded during Elektra’s drive for ‘sophisticated dance music’ as many jazz artists created their own arrangements of disco and boogie, the sessions marked a progression for Patrice as she began exploring sonics as much as songwriting. “I was looking at different ways to experiment with the sounds on my records. Synths widened the palette available to us.”

                                                                                                      Singles from the album included ‘Breakout!’, ‘Number One’ and the global hit ‘Forget Me Nots’. “Bassist Freddie Washington played the bassline during a jam at my family’s house. I caught it, we kept messing around with the groove, then I developed the lyrics and chorus. It was just about recognising that moment when it came up.”

                                                                                                      “When I delivered the album to the label, the A&R said, ‘we don’t like anything on here.’ I realised quickly that they would give us no support so producer Charles Mims, myself and Freddie decided to engage a promotion company ourselves to start working the single. Although it took a while to pick up support, it paid off.” The single hit no. 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March 1982 and the album became Patrice’s best seller globally from her time with Elektra / Asylum, securing a Grammy nomination. In more recent years, the album has become a regular source for samples in the world of hip hop and R&B. Most famously, Will Smith’s theme for the film ‘Men In Black’ and George Michael’s ‘Fastlove’ were both based, to varying degrees, on ‘Forget Me Nots’.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Forget Me Nots
                                                                                                      2. I Was Tired Of Being Alone
                                                                                                      3. All We Need
                                                                                                      4. Number One (Instrumental)
                                                                                                      5. Where There Is Love
                                                                                                      6. Breakout!
                                                                                                      7. If Only
                                                                                                      8. Remind Me
                                                                                                      9. (She Will) Take You Down For Love
                                                                                                      10. Forget Me Nots (12” Version)
                                                                                                      11. Breakout! (12” Version)
                                                                                                      12. I Was Tired Of Being Alone (12” Version: F. Byron Clark Remix)
                                                                                                      13. Number One (Instrumental) (12” Version)

                                                                                                      Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut album was hard as nails, with very few pop concessions. There was humor, but it was laced by cackling, homicidal sneering. Not well known outside of the hardcore hip-hop scene at first, faces of the three group members weren’t usually shown clearly in press photos; they preferred the shadows. As their first singles began hitting the airwaves and record racks, the press and music fans started to take notice. From the opening notes of the group’s first single, “The Phuncky Feel One,” to deeper album cuts like “Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk” and “Tres Equis,” it was clear that Cypress Hill was something different. And very, very dope. The world Cypress Hill espoused was gang-ridden and far from cheery, but they managed to laugh through the pain. Lead rapper B-Real took each fuzzed-out, rock-hard DJ Muggs beat as a challenge, jumping around it like a spark off a joint as it makes its way to the concrete.

                                                                                                      MC Sen Dog always had B-Real’s back, to bring intensity and a no-bullshit gruffness that made the group both menacing and unpredictable. When they introduced percussionist Eric Bobo to the mix in the early 90s, it brought new dimension to the band, making their live performances one of the most unique and accomplished shows in hip-hop. Journalist and author Chris Faraone highlights the group’s relationship in the reissue’s liner notes (which is included only in limited edition Skull) saying, “[By the late ‘80s] the undisputed Cypress unit finally formed. B and Sen realized that their diametric styles - the latter’s deep wrangle, the former’s inimitable high notes - complemented one another righteously. By then Muggs had bangers in the bag, as well as industry experience from a jaunt with the New York duo 7A3. B and Sen waited while Muggs messed with 7A3, and in that time began to build the blueprint for their raucous and weeded no-holds-barred style. Besides getting schooled on industry pitfalls, Muggs had also grown into hip-hop’s most formidable young producer, while straddling the bi-coastal gap.” Cypress Hill’s debut went gold by the end of 1991 and has since pushed past double platinum status, making it the first album for a Latino-American hip hop group to do so. The album received raves from the likes of Rolling Stone and the Los Angeles Times, saw a #1 Hot Rap Single with the release of “The Phuncky One” and helped the band win Artist Of The Year at the 1992 Source Awards. After 25 years, it should come as no surprise that Cypress Hill is a cornerstone of the group’s live set to this day. 

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Pigs
                                                                                                      A2. How I Could Just Kill A Man
                                                                                                      A3. Hand On The Pump
                                                                                                      A4. Hole In The Head
                                                                                                      A5. Ultraviolet Dreams
                                                                                                      A6. Light Another
                                                                                                      A7. The Phuncky Feel One
                                                                                                      A8. Break It Up

                                                                                                      B1. Real Estate
                                                                                                      B2. Stoned Is The Way Of The Walk
                                                                                                      B3. Psychobetabuckdown
                                                                                                      B4. Something For The Blunted
                                                                                                      B5. Latin Lingo
                                                                                                      B6. The Funny Cypress Hill Shit
                                                                                                      B7. Tres Equis
                                                                                                      B8. Born To Get Busy

                                                                                                      Hot Chip

                                                                                                      Coming On Strong - Reissue

                                                                                                        London 5-piece Hot Chip's debut album, There's a quite lovable oddball quality to this album, hints of Prince, the Beastie Boys, Beck.... a souled-up folk vision of chilled out pop music with a twist. 2005. A loungey, electropop sheen covers much of the music, but more than anything, Hot Chip displays an omnivorous approach to the entirety of alt, ‘60s pop and electronic music history. Their songs are infectious, silly and often weirdly beautiful. With singer-songwriters Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard at the core, Hot Chip's mixture of textured, smart, lo-fi groove with actual humour is incredibly rare, and great

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        A1. Take Care  
                                                                                                        A2. The Beach Party 
                                                                                                        A3. Keep Fallin'  
                                                                                                        A4. Playboy  
                                                                                                        A5. Crap Kraft Dinner  
                                                                                                        B1. Down With Prince  
                                                                                                        B2. Bad Luck  
                                                                                                        B3. You Ride, We Ride, In My Ride  
                                                                                                        B4.Shining Escalade  
                                                                                                        B5. Baby Said One One One 

                                                                                                        Alfa Mist is one of the driving forces behind a young and vibrant scene of UK musicians, who've taken on jazz as their musical narrative.

                                                                                                        The producer, self-taught pianist and rapper takes us on a sonic trip back to his beat-making past on the streets of East London, through the depth and musicality he discovered composing and playing jazz. 2017 saw the release of Alfa's breakthrough record, Antiphon and the 2019's album Structuralism were both self-released on his Sekito label.

                                                                                                        His latest endeavour, 2021's Bring Backs, sees Alfa taking on new challenges.The record marks his first release for the label Anti and is also the most detailed exploration of his upbringing in musical form.

                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Barry says: though Antifon and Structuralism were undoubtedly skilled constructions and helped to bring Alfa Mist's music to the masses, 'Bring Backs' is by far the most cohesive and competent outing yet. Encompassing elements of jazz and soul as well as a beautiful thread of downbeat lounge and smooth hip-hop this is indeed a journey to be relished. Gorgeous stuff.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Teki
                                                                                                        2. People (feat. Kaya Thomas-Dyke)
                                                                                                        3. Mind The Gap (feat. Lex Amor)
                                                                                                        4. Run Outs
                                                                                                        5. Last Card (Bumper Cars)

                                                                                                        1. Coasting
                                                                                                        2. Attune
                                                                                                        3. Once A Year
                                                                                                        4. Organic Rust

                                                                                                        Muse

                                                                                                        Origin Of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

                                                                                                          Muse celebrate the twentieth anniversary of ‘Origin Of Symmetry’ by releasing ‘Origin Of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX’ on Warner Records. The new edition features remixed and remastered audio plus re-imagined artwork and will be released on digital formats on June 18th before two vinyl packages follow on July 9th.

                                                                                                          As the album’s anniversary approached, Muse asked the Grammy-winning producer Rich Costey, who has produced or mixed material on almost every subsequent record, to revisit the original recordings. Whereas most remix albums aim to radically rework the material, or to switch to an entirely different genre, the band and Costey wanted to provide a renewed clarity with a more open, dynamic and less crushed sound. This highlights parts and ideas previously buried or muted on the original mixes, like a harpsichord on ‘Micro Cuts’ and Abbey Road recorded strings on ‘Citizen Erased’, ‘Megalomania’ and ’Space Dementia’.

                                                                                                          And that’s precisely what has been achieved. From the visceral opening riff of ‘New Born’ to the cinematic melancholy of the closing ‘Megalomania’ via the staggering scope of fan favourite ‘Citizen Erased’, the remix unveils every facet of the album’s intricate production alongside a new-found warmth. It further benefits from mastering courtesy of Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios.

                                                                                                          Matt Bellamy said:

                                                                                                          "In revisiting the album what we found was the original mixes on the singles, like ‘Plug In Baby’ and ‘Bliss’, were pretty good so they were the hardest ones to improve. It was the deeper album tracks like ‘Micro Cuts’ where we were able to make massive breakthroughs."

                                                                                                          The ‘XX Anniversary RemiXX’ also adds ‘Futurism’ to the tracklist. Originally a bonus track on the album’s Japanese edition and subsequently tagged to the end of the album on streaming services, ‘Futurism’ now adds a burst of energy to bridge the gap between ‘Feeling Good’ and ‘Megalomania’. This reflects its placing on the 2019 box set ‘Origin of Muse’.

                                                                                                          ‘Origin of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX’ is completed with a modernised reimagination of the album’s cover art courtesy of Sujin Kim. The visual artist has created a hyper-realistic 3D rendering of William Eager’s original cover image.


                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. New Born (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          2. Bliss (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          3. Space Dementia (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          4. Hyper Music (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          5. Plug In Baby (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          6. Citizen Erased (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          7. Micro Cuts (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          8. Screenager (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          9. Darkshines (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          10. Feeling Good (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          11. Futurism (XX Anniversary RemiXX)
                                                                                                          12. Megalomania (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

                                                                                                          Trees Speak

                                                                                                          Shadow Forms

                                                                                                            Trees Speak are Daniel Martin Diaz and Damian Diaz from Tucson, Arizona and their music often draws on the cosmic night-time magic of Arizona’s natural desert landscapes. ‘Trees Speak’ relates to the idea of future technologies storing information and data in trees and plants - using them as hard drives - and the idea that Trees communicate collectively.

                                                                                                            Trees Speak’s new album ‘Shadow Forms’ is a blend of 1970s German electronic and ‘motorik’ Krautrock instrumentals (think Harmonia, Can, Cluster, Popul Vuh, Neu!), haunting and powerful 1960s and 1970s soundtracks (think Italian prog rock Goblin and John Carpenter horror movies, Morricone and existential John Barry spy movies), together with a New York no wave electronic synth and guitar analogue DIY-ness (think Suicide, anything on Soul Jazz’s ‘New York Noise’ series or Eno’s ‘No New York’). Trees Speak segue together all these elements into ‘Shadow Forms’, which follows on from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Ohms,’ released on Soul Jazz Records less than six months ago.


                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                            Barry says: 'Shadow Forms' is a perfectly balanced juxtaposition of grooving, angular kosmische and haunty, soundtrack sort of business. We get little bursts of jazzy instrumentation and smooth-flowing psychedelia, all brought together with a deftness of touch and a keen ear for melody.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            ‘Shadow Forms’
                                                                                                            Large Array
                                                                                                            Tear Kisser
                                                                                                            Those Who Know
                                                                                                            Transforming
                                                                                                            Automat
                                                                                                            False Ego
                                                                                                            Communication
                                                                                                            Crystal System
                                                                                                            Agonize Signal
                                                                                                            Magick Knives

                                                                                                            Bonus 7” (SJRLP457)
                                                                                                            Outtake
                                                                                                            Transmitter

                                                                                                            Sennen

                                                                                                            Widows (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                              An expanded edition of the 2005 debut album by Sennen, hailed as a latter-day shoegaze classic, with seven bonus tracks, released on vinyl for the first time and remastered by Simon Scott from Slowdive. When Sonic Cathedral first started out as a club night in 2004, there were a number of bands around that reminded us of the stuff that had made us fall in love with music about 15 years earlier. In this so-called ‘nu-gaze’ scene, alongside the likes of Engineers and Amusement Parks On Fire, were an unassuming four-piece from Norwich called Sennen; they played lots of shows for us, and their mixture of melody and noise made them stand out.

                                                                                                              Their debut album, ‘Widows’, was released on October 24, 2005 by the Hungry Audio label to great acclaim from websites such as Drowned In Sound, who, in their 9/10 review, described it as “enticing, invigorating and most importantly extremely enjoyable”. American webzine Somewhere Cold went even further, saying “they have produced what should become a classic in the genre… they have taken it to a new level with their patient compositions, influx of slowcore elements and incredibly talented instrumentation”. Sennen have gone on to release a number of albums, the most recent being 2016’s ‘First Light’, and their music has featured on big TV dramas such as One Tree Hill and True Blood. However, ‘Widows’, which never got a vinyl release, remained a much sought after time capsule of early noughties experimentation. Now, just over 15 years later, we are really proud to be once again shining a spotlight on it – releasing it on vinyl for the first time, as well as on CD and digitally.

                                                                                                              The new, expanded edition doubles the original album with another seven contemporaneous tracks, many of which were live staples at the time, but have never been released before. The whole package has been painstakingly remastered by Slowdive’s Simon Scott, whose then band Televise were touring partners with Sennen back in the day.

                                                                                                              Leatherface

                                                                                                              Mush - Reissue

                                                                                                                Seminal third album from one the greatest UK punk bands, Leatherface's 'Mush' is back on wax with brand new colour vinyl editions.

                                                                                                                Lovingly repressed, the album comes with extensive liner notes and includes 4 bonus tracks via download; a unique cover of ‘Message in a bottle’ and ‘Trenchfoot’ from the Not Superstitious 7” & ‘You Are My Sunshine’ and ‘Dreaming’ from the I Want the Moon 7”.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                A1 I Want The Moon
                                                                                                                A2 How Lonely
                                                                                                                A3 I Don't Want To Be The One To Say It
                                                                                                                A4 Pandora's Box
                                                                                                                A5 Not A Day Goes By
                                                                                                                A6 Not Superstitious
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                B1 Springtime
                                                                                                                B2 Winning
                                                                                                                B3 In The Real World
                                                                                                                B4 Baked Potato
                                                                                                                B5 Bowl Of Flies
                                                                                                                B6 Dead Industrial Atmosphere

                                                                                                                Bonus Tracks On LP DL & CD
                                                                                                                Message In A Bottle (Not Superstitious 7")
                                                                                                                Trenchfoot (Not Superstitious 7")
                                                                                                                You Are My Sunshine (I Want The Moon 7")
                                                                                                                Dreaming (I Want The Moon 7")

                                                                                                                Strut presents the first full international release for another lost classic from the Black Fire Records archives, ‘Southern Energy’, the only album recorded by R’n’B and jazz collective Southern Energy Ensemble in 1977.

                                                                                                                Trumpeter Marvin Daniels had been drafted into the US army in Germany during the mid-‘70s, playing in the military touring band 100% Pure Poison. Upon returning to Virginia State College, he met up with an old friend, saxophonist Al Clarke, and they began to form a new band, pulling together various students from the University including Nat Lee (keys), William “Spike” Johnson (drums and percussion) and Adolphus “Peddie” Maples (percussion and vocals). “As Southern Energy, we started playing the chitlin R’n’B circuit and ended up gigging most weekends at clubs, universities and military bases in Virginia and North and South Carolina,” remembers Daniels.

                                                                                                                After meeting Plunky Branch and Black Fire Records MD and producer, Jimmy Gray at a JuJu gig in Richmond, Virginia, Gray signed the band and they recorded some high energy sessions during 1977. “Southern Energy was tight,” continues Daniels. “We had great musicians and great vocalists in Judy Spears and Garrie Wayne, both vocal majors from Virginia State College. The album was all about positive messages and celebrating real people.” Tracks include the storming dancefloor jazz workout ‘Third House’, the optimistic ballad ‘Looking Ahead’ and the extended funk anthem ‘F-U-N-K-Y ‘Til The Day I Die’.

                                                                                                                The band would break up soon after the members left college. Daniels moved to Philadelphia to work with Evelyn “Champagne” King in 1978 before co-founding Chops horns who would go on to become one of the most in-demand US session units of the ‘80s, working with Sugarhill Gang, The Police, The Rolling Stones and more. Maples would go on to play on sessions for Oneness Of Juju.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                01. Open Your Mind
                                                                                                                02. F-U-N-K-Y ‘Til The Day I Die
                                                                                                                03. Third House
                                                                                                                04. See Funk
                                                                                                                05. Looking Ahead
                                                                                                                06. Energy
                                                                                                                07. The Best Part Of Me Southern Energy

                                                                                                                Theatre West

                                                                                                                Bow To The People

                                                                                                                Strut presents one of the most in-demand and significant albums from the archives of Jimmy Gray’s Black Fire Records, ‘Bow To The People’ (1976) by theatre collective Theatre West, based out of Dayton, Ohio.

                                                                                                                Founder Clarence Young III was a US Air Force Vietnam Vet who had been part of a theatrical troupe entertaining soldiers in 15 countries during his tour. When he returned home in 1969, he started Theatre West in Dayton, Ohio as an outlet for inner city youth to come together and express themselves. At its height, the company involved around 27 members. “Everybody played everything and did everything,” recalls bassist Sigmond Dillard. “We all had to sing, dance and act all the time. If someone messed up, you came in. It was a tight unit and we were constantly helping each other out.”

                                                                                                                “There were so many talented and gifted people in our troupe,” continues Dillard. “Rita Brown went on to New York, starring in the film Disco Godfather during the late ‘70s. Bruce Davis went on to work regularly on Broadway in Chicago, All That Jazz and more. Our Musical Director was Delbert Taylor and he also played with Gil Scott Heron’s Midnight Band and with Slave afterwards in the early ‘80s. Vibes player Ben Wilson and I also played regularly with Gil.”

                                                                                                                Recorded at Arrest studios in Washington in ’76, ‘Bow To The People’ brought together songs from several of Theatre West’s best known plays including Bow To The People, The System and Black Love and unflinchingly explored serious issues around drug addiction, mental health and cultural awareness. “The whole idea of Bow To The People was to honour our black forefathers,” explains Dillard. “It was important to do that for the kids that didn’t know.”

                                                                                                                Shelved following the original recording, the Bow To The People album eventually surfaced on a limited CD on Black Fire in 1993. Now receiving its first full international release, the album features the previously unreleased tracks ‘Man Of Many Means’ and ‘I Don’t Know Much About Love’.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                LP
                                                                                                                A1 Searching For Ourselves
                                                                                                                A2. Crossroads
                                                                                                                A3. Bow To The People
                                                                                                                A4. One Little Chance
                                                                                                                B1. Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams
                                                                                                                B2. Black Love
                                                                                                                B3. Big Brother
                                                                                                                C1. No More Junk
                                                                                                                C2. Della Get Down
                                                                                                                C3. I Am A Woman
                                                                                                                C4. I Really Like It
                                                                                                                D1. Puppet
                                                                                                                D2. Man Of Many Means (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                D3. Cool Out Your Mind

                                                                                                                CD
                                                                                                                1. Searching For Ourselves
                                                                                                                2. Crossroads
                                                                                                                3. Bow To The People
                                                                                                                4. Black Love
                                                                                                                5. One Little Chance
                                                                                                                6. Big Brother
                                                                                                                7. Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams
                                                                                                                8. No More Junk
                                                                                                                9. Della Get Down
                                                                                                                10.I Am A Woman
                                                                                                                11. I Really Like It
                                                                                                                12. Puppet
                                                                                                                13. Cool Out Your Mind
                                                                                                                14. Man Of Many Means (Previously Unreleased)
                                                                                                                15. I Don't Know Much About Love (Previously Unreleased)

                                                                                                                Sharon Van Etten

                                                                                                                Epic Ten - Reissue

                                                                                                                  Sharon Van Etten’s career since the release of her second album, 2010’s epic is well-known; critically lauded albums, films, and television shows have continually displayed her expanding artistry. Upon its release, epic laid a romantic melancholy over the gravel and dirt of heartbreak without one honest thought or feeling spared. Her songs covered betrayal, obsession, egotism, and all the other emotions we dislike in others and recognize in ourselves. Van Etten's grounded and clenched vocals conveyed a sense of hope--the notion that beauty can arise from the worst of circumstances.

                                                                                                                  To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this special album’s release, and to acknowledge the convergence of Van Etten’s present and past work, she asked fellow artists she admired to participate in an expanded reissue, where each artist would cover one different song from epic in their own style. Some are musicians Van Etten herself admired in her early days (Fiona Apple, Lucinda Williams, and Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon of Big Red Machine), some are peers (Courtney Barnett, IDLES), and others are part of a younger generation of innovators (Shamir, St. Panther). What they all share is embodied by epic--a musician frankly communicating themself through the power of music.

                                                                                                                  The resulting epic Ten is a double LP featuring the original album plus the new album of epic covers and reimagined artwork.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Album 1
                                                                                                                  1. A Crime
                                                                                                                  2. Peace Signs
                                                                                                                  3. Save Yourself
                                                                                                                  4. DsharpG
                                                                                                                  5. Don’t Do It
                                                                                                                  6. One Day
                                                                                                                  7. Love More

                                                                                                                  Album 2
                                                                                                                  1. A Crime (Big Red Machine)
                                                                                                                  2. Peace Signs (IDLES)
                                                                                                                  3. Save Yourself (Lucinda Williams)
                                                                                                                  4. DsharpG (Shamir)
                                                                                                                  5. Don’t Do It (Courtney Barnett Ft. Vagabon)
                                                                                                                  6. One Day (St Panther)
                                                                                                                  7. Love More (Fiona Apple)

                                                                                                                  Sun Ra

                                                                                                                  Lanquidity (Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                                                    Strut present the definitive edition of Sun Ra’s classic ‘Lanquidity’ album from 1978 with brand new 4LP box set and 2CD editions.

                                                                                                                    Recorded overnight at Bob Bank’s Blank Tapes on 17th July 1978 after the Arkestra had appeared on Saturday Night Live, the album is unique in the Ra catalogue. “Most critics felt that it was more of a fusion-inspired record,” explains Michael Ray. “As the name suggests, the album is liquid and languid.” Bob Blank continues, “Musically, it was very ad hoc and freeform. There were horn charts but most tracks came out of improvised jams. Sun Ra just did his thing.”

                                                                                                                    Comprising five effortlessly fluid pieces, the album eases in with Lanquidity. Danny Ray Thompson remembers, “This was one of Sun Ra’s on-the-spot compositions. It is almost like an Ancient Egyptian Stargazing Ceremony, mapping out the stars and the planets.” Where Pathways Meet is “Sun Ra’s funky version of an Egyptian march. Pharaoh is sending his troops off to fight and this is his pep-talk!” continues Thompson. “The music seems to take different pathways but still converges.” The loping groove of That’s How I Feel, features the reflective trumpet lines of Eddie Gale with solos by John Gilmore and Marshall Allen: “Marshall comes in with that snake charming oboe.” Says Thompson. The funky Twin Stars Of Thence weaves around Richard Williams celebrated elastic bassline while the haunting closer, There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of), is pure “space music.” The poet Mama Nzinga described it as ‘The essence of light. Spirit takes a ride inside the deep dark space of just being.”

                                                                                                                    The new box set edition of ‘Lanquidity’ features the widely distributed version of the album alongside alternative mixes by Bob Blank originally released in limited quantities for a 1978 Arkestra gig at Georgia Tech. Both versions of the album are cut loud at 45 rpm over 2LPs each.

                                                                                                                    Housed in a silver foil box, both LP sets reflect the original Phlly Jazz artwork. The first comes in a foil / magenta sleeve while the second features 2 x yellow A4 sheets pasted onto a white sleeve. Also included is a 12-page over-sized booklet featuring unseen photos by Veryl Oakland and liner notes by Tom Buchler (Philly Jazz), Michael Ray and Danny Ray Thompson (Sun Ra Arkestra) and Bob Blank.

                                                                                                                    The 2CD version is housed in a foil digipak.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    4LP TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                                    A1. Lanquidity
                                                                                                                    B1. Where Pathways Meet
                                                                                                                    B2. That’s How I Feel
                                                                                                                    C1. Twin Stars Of Thence
                                                                                                                    D1. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
                                                                                                                    E1. Lanquidity (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    E2. Where Pathways Meet (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    F1. That’s How I Feel (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    G1. Twin Stars Of Thence (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    H1. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (Alternate Version)

                                                                                                                    2CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                                    CD 1
                                                                                                                    1. Lanquidity
                                                                                                                    2. Where Pathways Meet
                                                                                                                    3. That’s How I Feel
                                                                                                                    4. Twin Stars Of Thence
                                                                                                                    5. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)
                                                                                                                    CD 2
                                                                                                                    1. Lanquidity (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    2. Where Pathways Meet (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    3. That’s How I Feel (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    4. Twin Stars Of Thence (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                    5. There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (Alternate Version)

                                                                                                                    Kelly Lee Owens

                                                                                                                    Kelly Lee Owens - 2021 Repress

                                                                                                                    Without wishing to get too jackanory, I'm gonna start this review with a little anecdote. Way back in April 2015, when I was a little younger and lot lighter, Kelly Lee Owens strolled into our glorious establishment and casually inquired if we'd be interested in stocking her self-released debut 12". Always a sucker for something new, limited and hand labeled I took a cursory ten copies off her hands as she left for the train station. Approximately four minutes later, as the dreamlike shimmer of ghost-pop paean "Lucid" echoed through my headphones I called the number she'd left and asked if she could drop off another thirty copies without missing her train.
                                                                                                                    Fast forward two years and three Piccadilly Record Of The Weeks later and the Welsh wonder is back with a majestic full length on the excellent Smalltown Supersound. As she leads us through ten tracks of spectral techno, nebulous synth pop and squelching waveforms, Kelly meditates on anxiety, sadness and darkly-shaded ecstacy, pouring pure emotion into an expansive electronic landscape. Previous 12" tracks "Arthur", "Lucid" and the hypnotic "CBM" sound better than ever next to the brooding synth soul of "S.O." and late night mysticism of Jenny Hval collaboration "Anxi", while the bleep heavy "Evolution" is a sultry, seductive club cut for very late in the session. For me, this LP perfectly captures those moments when you get home from the club with a loved one and settle into that time honoured pre dawn routine. It's intimate, emotional, sexy and slightly blurred - in other words, midnight music at its finest. 

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. S.O.
                                                                                                                    2. Arthur
                                                                                                                    3. Anxi Ft. Jenny Hval
                                                                                                                    4. Lucid
                                                                                                                    5. Evolution
                                                                                                                    6. Bird
                                                                                                                    7. Throwing Lines
                                                                                                                    8. CBM
                                                                                                                    9. Keep Walking
                                                                                                                    10. 8 

                                                                                                                    PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                    White Chalk - Reissue

                                                                                                                      Reissue on vinyl of the seventh PJ Harvey studio album White Chalk. The album was produced by PJ Harvey, Flood and John Parish and originally released in September 2007. White Chalk features the singles ‘When Under Ether’, ‘The Piano’ and ‘The Devil’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of original co-producer John Parish.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                      The Devil
                                                                                                                      Dear Darkness
                                                                                                                      Grow Grow Grow
                                                                                                                      When Under Ether
                                                                                                                      White Chalk

                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                      Broken Harp
                                                                                                                      Silence
                                                                                                                      To Talk To You
                                                                                                                      The Piano
                                                                                                                      Before Departure
                                                                                                                      The Mountain

                                                                                                                      The Roots

                                                                                                                      Do You Want More?!!!??!

                                                                                                                        It’s been 26 years since Do You Want More?!!!??!, the groundbreaking second studio album and major label-debut by The Roots. Originally released on January 17, 1995 via DGC Records, Do You Want More?!!!??!, brought The Roots’ neo-soul bohemian zest to life and established them as leading figures of hip-hop-jazz. The album which peaked at #22 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart, features their singles “Distortion To Static,” “Proceed” (considered one of their most signature recordings), and the rap ballad “Silent Treatment.”

                                                                                                                        Led by MC Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter and drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, the Philadelphia rap crew are going back to where it began with a 3LP deluxe collection of Do You Want More?!!!??! to be released via Geffen/UMC. Going back to the vault, this deluxe edition is drawn from the original recordings and features eighteen bonus tracks curated by Questlove; some of which have never been released and others that have never previously been available digitally.

                                                                                                                        The 3LP deluxe vinyl edition features five bonus tracks — “Proceed II Feat. Roy Ayers”, “Proceed III”, “Proceed IV (AJ Shine Mix)”, “Proceed V (Beatminerz Mix),” along with five remixes of “Silent Treatment” — plus a 24-page booklet featuring images taken by Mpozi Tolbert, essays by Questlove and Black Thought as well as track-by-track commentary. 

                                                                                                                        Four Tet

                                                                                                                        Sixteen Oceans

                                                                                                                          The flag bearer for dancefloor-orientated electronic music has come up with something rather special for, what I think, is his twelfth proper studio album to date. Reaching, through his ever-forward-glancing soundscapes, to even deeper levels of intimacy, intricity, abstraction & intrigue. Four Tet continues to usher in the Now; way before you even knew it existed.

                                                                                                                          Utilizing a beguiling and enchanting array of patches, synths, DSP units and the latest computer technology to yield a decidedly humanoid (read: cybernetic) approach to modern commentary and body movement through sound; our trusty technician has once again proven why he's the go-to tastemaker across the dance music global village, whatever particular camp you chose to shake your boots in.

                                                                                                                          Housed in a fractal-psychedelic sleeve which upon first inspection reveals very little, as the first utterances begin to emanate off the record it's clear Hebden is painting a multidimensional canvas of our current world. Musically and visually it resonates with current moods and emotions, especially as technology continues influence and interact with our daily lives.

                                                                                                                          After a crystalline and atmospheric opening track, "Baby" rushes through our senses at 5G; a track so quintessentially Four Tet yet unfathomably beautiful you'll curse the producer for not gifting it to us sooner. "Teenage Birdsong", a previously released single relishes in its languid, BOC-esque downbeat electronica while "Romantics" closes off the opening side with a warped but elegant moment of transcendence.

                                                                                                                          "Love Salad" smothers us delicate rhythmic glitches and morphed pianos, "Insect Near Piha Beach" deploys the mangled electro-acoustic palettes that garnered much of Hebden's early works while "ISTM"'s gentile flurries and ASDR-enveloped stimulation propels us off into dreamlike fantasy worlds unknown to our consciousness.

                                                                                                                          Side C is a somewhat nocturnal and tranquil affair, with obvious stargazing references contrasted with the whispering fairylike lullabies beamed down from the heavens.

                                                                                                                          After treating us to such a glorious three sides, Four Tet then leaves jaws floor bound by gifting to us an entire side of locked grooves straight from the stems of the album!!! - Honestly, this is some real treasure folks, ready to mined by Ableton heads, mixed and juggled by 3-deck wizards and used as DJ tools across other tracks; it's an unfathomably classy and fortunate touch that closes off one of the producer's most essential albums to date. 10 / fu**ing 10. Essential.


                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                          Barry says: All of the whimsy and unmistakable glee that comes from Four Tet's music is here on ‘Sixteen Oceans’. We get the blipping off-kilter synth stabs and dusty nu-rave percussion of ‘Rounds’ or ‘Ringer’, brought together with a smattering of vocal samples (Ellie Goulding on “Baby” is a particular highlight) and the organic, swung congas of the more recent output. “Teenage Birdsong” was an excellent choice for a single, as not only is it the most Four-Tetty cut on the album, but leaves it as a nice surprise for those fans of 2015's 'Morning / Evening' when “Insect Near Piha Beach” emerges as an unsung pick of the crop. As if that wasn't enough, side D of the vinyl pressing has a number of beautiful locked loops, these vignettes beautiful mini-songs in their own right. Never one short of surprises, Hebden once again blows it out of the water.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          LP Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                          A1 School
                                                                                                                          A2 Baby
                                                                                                                          A3 Harpsichord
                                                                                                                          A4 Teenage Birdsong
                                                                                                                          A5 Romantics
                                                                                                                          B1 Love Salad
                                                                                                                          B2 Insect Near Piha Beach
                                                                                                                          B3 Hi Hello
                                                                                                                          B4 ISTM
                                                                                                                          B5 Something In The Sadness
                                                                                                                          C1 1993 Band Practice
                                                                                                                          C2 Green
                                                                                                                          C3 Bubbles At Overlook 25th March 2019
                                                                                                                          C4 4T Recordings,
                                                                                                                          C5 This Is For You
                                                                                                                          C6 Mama Teaches Sanskrit

                                                                                                                          CD Stocklisting:
                                                                                                                          01 School
                                                                                                                          02 Baby
                                                                                                                          03 Harpsichord
                                                                                                                          04 Teenage Birdsong
                                                                                                                          05 Romantics
                                                                                                                          06 Love Salad
                                                                                                                          07 Insect Near Piha Beach
                                                                                                                          08 Hi Hello
                                                                                                                          09 ISTM
                                                                                                                          10 Something In The Sadness
                                                                                                                          11 1993 Band Practice
                                                                                                                          12 Green
                                                                                                                          13 Bubbles At Overlook 25th March 2019
                                                                                                                          14 4T Recordings
                                                                                                                          15 This Is For You
                                                                                                                          16 Mama Teaches Sanskrit

                                                                                                                          Keyboardist Carn's 1971 debut record for Black Jazz introduced his stylistic wrinkle of adding lyrics to jazz classics like John Coltrane's "Acknowlegement (A Love Supreme)," Horace Silver's "Peace," and Wayne Shorter's title track, all sung by the gorgeous, thrilling voice of his wife Jean Carn. A crack outfit of drummer Michael Carvin, saxophonist/flautist George Harper, trombonist Al Hall Jr., trumpeter Bob Frazier, and bassist Henry Franklin (himself leader of two treasured Black Jazz releases) backs the couple.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Welcome
                                                                                                                          2. Little B’s Poem
                                                                                                                          3. Moon Child
                                                                                                                          4. Infant Eyes
                                                                                                                          5. Passion Dance
                                                                                                                          6. Acknowledgement (A Love Supreme)
                                                                                                                          7. Peace

                                                                                                                          Television Personalities

                                                                                                                          Some Kind Of Happening: Singles 1978-1989

                                                                                                                            “Treacy is the outsider's outsider, committed to a raw honesty, constantly bearing witness to his own suffering, his own weakness and fallibility.” The Quietus // A comprehensive remastered collection of all of the Television Personalities’ ground-breaking single releases from the Peel-approved ‘14th Floor’ through to the effervescent ‘Salvador Dali’s Garden Party’ EP. Includes the super rare Creation flexi, the TVPs as The Gifted Children, and the even rarer Caff 45 where the band tackle Stock, Aitken And Waterman.Purists will also find two shelved 45s for the Dreamworld label plus their take on Syd Barrett’s ‘Apples And Oranges’ from the ‘Beyond The Wildwood’ tribute album. Features the seminal ‘Where’s Bill Grundy Now’ and the self-effacing ‘Part Time Punks’ alongside a host of pop culture-bating gems. A celebration of the songwriting of Dan Treacy

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            Side One

                                                                                                                            01 - 14th Floor
                                                                                                                            02 - Oxford St., W.1
                                                                                                                            03 - Part Time Punks
                                                                                                                            04 - Where's Bill Grundy Now?
                                                                                                                            05 - Happy Families
                                                                                                                            06 - Posing At The Roundhouse
                                                                                                                            07 - The Prettiest Girl In The World
                                                                                                                            08 - If That's What Love Is

                                                                                                                            Side Two

                                                                                                                            01 - Smashing Time
                                                                                                                            02 - King And Country
                                                                                                                            03 - I Know Where Syd Barrett Lives
                                                                                                                            04 - Arthur The Gardener
                                                                                                                            05 - Three Wishes
                                                                                                                            06 - Geoffrey Ingram
                                                                                                                            07 - And Don't The Kids Just Love It!

                                                                                                                            Side Three

                                                                                                                            01 - A Sense Of Belonging
                                                                                                                            02 - Paradise Estate
                                                                                                                            03 - How I Learned To Love The Bomb
                                                                                                                            04 - Then God Snaps His Fingers
                                                                                                                            05 - Now You're Just Being Ridiculous

                                                                                                                            Side Four

                                                                                                                            01 - She's Only The Grocer's Daughter
                                                                                                                            02 - A Girl Called Charity
                                                                                                                            03 - Salvador Dali's Garden Party
                                                                                                                            04 - The Room At The Top Of The Stairs
                                                                                                                            05 - This Time There's No Happy Ending
                                                                                                                            06 - Part One: Fulfilling The Contractual Obligations

                                                                                                                            The Avalanches

                                                                                                                            Since I Left You - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                            The Avalanches’ era defining debut album ‘Since I Left You’ has finally come of age. Now 20 years old, ‘Since I Left You’ gets a timely reissue along with an additional record of fifteen remixes from the likes of MF DOOM, Stereolab and Carl Craig. The Avalanches made ‘Since I Left You’ out of hundreds of vinyl samples, the grand finale and biggest climactic triumph of the Sampladelic Decade. Containing classic singles ‘Frontier Psychiatrist’ and ’Since I Left You’, the reissue’s remixes give each track a new lease of life, while still maintaining the sunny disposition of the originals.

                                                                                                                            Do you remember what you were doing twenty years ago? I do. I was a fifteen year old kid from the burbs, spending my summer playing football and recreating WWF classics in the back yard while dressed like a nerdish Eminem (bleach blonde hair and everything). Then a wacky-ass radio track packed with film snippets and horse noises worked its way into my teenage brain and changed things for good. The Avalanches were insane, inspired and in full effect; following the 'horse song' ("Frontier Psychiatrist") with a soulful and swooning summer jam ("Since I Left You") which has played in my head ever since. Family Allowance firmly in hand I took my privileged ass off to the Market Hall, picked up a CD copy of this album and spent the whole bus journey home feasting my eyes on the liner notes and sleeve artwork. As I hit the play button on my naff home stereo, I was whisked away Dorothy-style and taken on a head spinning journey through 50 years of popular music. Leaving the monochrome mundanity of Bolton behind, I soared through technicolour stage sets of paradise islands, Brooklyn block parties and countryside BBQs, Sci-Fi spectaculars and rewired romances as 3,500 samples were sticky taped together before my very ears. The plunderphonic sound of six men who spent their adolescence rummaging through the bargain bins of Melbourne's record shops, "Since I Left You" applies hip hop's cut'n'paste mentality to the full gamut of weird and wonderful pop, from exotica to erotica, disco and funk to lounge and psych. Unlike anything I'd ever heard before, and better than any imitators I've heard since, The Avalanches are truly in a class of their own. 


                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            4LP
                                                                                                                            Disc 1
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You
                                                                                                                            Stay Another Season
                                                                                                                            Radio
                                                                                                                            Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
                                                                                                                            Avalanche Rock
                                                                                                                            Flight Tonight
                                                                                                                            Close To You
                                                                                                                            Diners Only
                                                                                                                            A Different Feeling

                                                                                                                            Disc 2
                                                                                                                            Electricity
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
                                                                                                                            Pablo's Cruise
                                                                                                                            Frontier Psychiatrist
                                                                                                                            Etoh
                                                                                                                            Summer Crane
                                                                                                                            Little Journey
                                                                                                                            Live At Dominoes
                                                                                                                            Extra Kings

                                                                                                                            Disc 3
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You (Cornelius Remix)
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Edan Remix)
                                                                                                                            Frontier Psychiatrist (Mario Caldato Jr's 85% Remix)
                                                                                                                            Close To You (Sun Araw Remix)
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)
                                                                                                                            Flight Tonight (Canyons Travel Agent Dub)
                                                                                                                            Radio (Sinkane Remix)

                                                                                                                            Disc 4
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You (Prince Paul Remix)
                                                                                                                            Electricity (Harvey's Nightclub Re-edit)
                                                                                                                            Summer Crane (Black Dice Remix)
                                                                                                                            Extra Kings (Deakin Remix)
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix)
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged By Leon Vynehall)
                                                                                                                            A Different Feeling (Carl Craig's Paperclip People Remix)
                                                                                                                            Thank You Caroline (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)

                                                                                                                            2CD
                                                                                                                            Disc 1
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You
                                                                                                                            Stay Another Season
                                                                                                                            Radio
                                                                                                                            Two Hearts In 3/4 Time
                                                                                                                            Avalanche Rock
                                                                                                                            Flight Tonight
                                                                                                                            Close To You
                                                                                                                            Diners Only
                                                                                                                            A Different Feeling
                                                                                                                            Electricity
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life
                                                                                                                            Pablo's Cruise
                                                                                                                            Frontier Psychiatrist
                                                                                                                            Etoh
                                                                                                                            Summer Crane
                                                                                                                            Little Journey
                                                                                                                            Live At Dominoes
                                                                                                                            Extra Kings

                                                                                                                            Disc 2
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (MF DOOM Remix)
                                                                                                                            Summer Crane (Black Dice Remix)
                                                                                                                            Frontier Psychiatrist (Mario Caldato Jr's 85% Remix)
                                                                                                                            Electricity (Dr. Rockit's Dirty Kiss Remix)
                                                                                                                            Electricity (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
                                                                                                                            Thank You Caroline (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
                                                                                                                            Thank You Caroline (Andy Votel Remix)
                                                                                                                            So Why So Sad (The Avalanches Sean Penn Mix) – Manic Street Preachers
                                                                                                                            The Shining (The Avalanches Good Word For The Weekend Mix) – Badly Drawn Boy
                                                                                                                            Pablo's Cruise (Original Avalanches Demo Tape)
                                                                                                                            I'm A Cuckoo (The Avalanches Remix - DJ Edit) – Belle And Sebastian
                                                                                                                            Chico (The Avalanches Wernham Hogg Mix) – The Concretes
                                                                                                                            Fade Together (The Avalanches Remix) – Franz Ferdinand
                                                                                                                            Since I Left You (Stereolab Remix)
                                                                                                                            Flight Tonight (Canyons Travel Agent Dub)
                                                                                                                            Radio (Sinkane Remix)
                                                                                                                            A Different Feeling (Ernest Saint Laurent Remix)
                                                                                                                            A Different Feeling (Carl Craig's Paperclip People Remix)
                                                                                                                            Two Hearts In 3/4 Time (Jackson & His Computer Band Remix)
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Dragged By Leon Vynehall)
                                                                                                                            Tonight May Have To Last Me All My Life (Edan Remix)

                                                                                                                            Lanterns On The Lake

                                                                                                                            Gracious Tide, Take Me Home - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                              The band’s much-loved debut has been meticulously remastered at Abbey Road studios and will be released on double vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with gold foil print. Additionally, the album comes with five previously unreleased tracks recorded during the original sessions, details of which can be found in the track-list below.

                                                                                                                              Fusing the most fragile and graceful end of the folk music spectrum to the most luminous properties of cinemascope rock, Gracious Tide, Take Me Home used a smorgasbord of instruments (guitars, violin, mandolin, piano, synths, glockenspiels, even a kalimba) to paint a variety of beautiful vistas, from the ambient ‘Ships In The Rain’ to the galloping ‘A Kingdom’, from the six-minute layers of ‘The Places We Call Home’ to the skeletal 73-second finale ‘Not Going Back To The Harbour’. There’s always been a compelling drama to Lanterns On The Lake; the way the opening track ‘Lungs Quicken’ shifts from dreamy restraint to a full-blown crescendo indicated the true power at their fingertips.

                                                                                                                              Lanterns On The Lake formed in 2008 combining a group of friends who had all played in various bands on the local music scene. Hazel Wilde (vocals, guitar), Paul Gregory (guitars, electronics) and Ol Ketteringham (drums, piano) still comprise the core of the band whilst previous members Adam Sykes (vocals, guitar) and Brendan Sykes (bass) departed prior to the second album.

                                                                                                                              Hazel commented at the time that. “A lot of lyrics were inspired by me and Paul moving back to the coast [between Tynemouth and North Shields], where I grew up, after we’d been living near the city centre. They’re also memories of growing up here, the feeling of homesickness, and stories of people around us and of the sea. The title Gracious Tide, Take Me Home seemed to sum up all the themes.”

                                                                                                                              There might be a vein of sadness through this music - ‘Ships In The Rain’ was inspired by a local fisherman who went missing at sea, and ‘A Kingdom’ was inspired by the book letters sent home by WW2 soldiers – but there is just as much hope in ‘Keep on Trying’ and ‘You’re Almost There’, where fear and insecurities are banished by self-belief; “the feeling that you’re going places,” as Hazel says. Mirroring the sentiment of the album title, ‘I Love You, Sleepyhead’ and ‘Places We Call Home’ draw on the comfort and security of home, friendship and memory.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Lungs Quicken
                                                                                                                              2. If I've Been Unkind
                                                                                                                              3. Keep On Trying
                                                                                                                              4. Ships In The Rain
                                                                                                                              5. A Kingdom
                                                                                                                              6. The Places We Call Home
                                                                                                                              7. Blanket Of Leaves
                                                                                                                              8. Tricks
                                                                                                                              9. You're Almost There
                                                                                                                              10. I Love You, Sleepyhead
                                                                                                                              11. Not Going Back To The Harbour
                                                                                                                              12. The Watchhouse And The Daughter
                                                                                                                              13. Sapsorrow
                                                                                                                              14. You Need Better
                                                                                                                              15. My Shield
                                                                                                                              16. Not Going Back To The Harbour (High Tide Version)

                                                                                                                              Jessie Ware

                                                                                                                              What's Your Pleasure (The Platinum Pleasure Edition)

                                                                                                                              2021 has been an incredible year so far for Jessie Ware. ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ re-entered the Top 10 following a brilliant Graham Norton performance of ‘Remember Where You Are’ which has proved itself to be one of Jessie’s most connective singles to date. In addition, Jessie has two BRITs nominations, one for Female Solo artist and one for Album Of The Year – the category with a historic four women up for the award. 

                                                                                                                              Her newest track, ‘Please’ sees Jessie continue the energy of ‘What’s Your Pleasure’ in the form of a throwback to 70s and 80s dance music, and pulls it together in a wonderfully anachronistic style, all packaged with Ware’s outstanding vocals. The track fits perfectly into ‘What’s Your Pleasure - The Platinum Pleasure Edition’, Ware’s deluxe offering of her sensational 2020 record. This edition still bears the cohesive, complementary songwriting, the killer grooves and flawless production of the original version. The Platinum Pleasure Edition only serves to heighten the rich and powerful soul of last year’s release with tracks like Please, 0208 featuring synthpop visionary Kindness, the Endless Remix of ‘Adore You’ and a whole host more.

                                                                                                                              Talking about the deluxe and new single Jessie said: ”I had such an amazing response to the ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ record that I didn’t want the lights to go up and the party to be over just yet! ‘Please’ is full of optimism and ready to be played in a place where we can all be together and flirt, dance, touch and kiss. A wonderful excuse not to stop the party from ending.”

                                                                                                                              It’s safe to say that the last twelve months have been pretty stellar for Jessie Ware. June 2020 saw Jessie release ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ and gain not only her fourth UK Top 10 album of her career, but also her highest charting record when it entered straight into the UK Official Album Charts at No.3. As if this wasn’t amazing enough, she went on to release her first cookbook and continued her immensely popular podcast Table Manners and recently hit a massive milestone of 21 million individual listens, oftentimes featuring household names such as Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue, Yungblud, Robbie Williams, Alanis Morissette., Dawn French and Dolly Parton to name a few.

                                                                                                                              Last year saw the album continue to receive widespread critical acclaim, with ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’ featuring heavily amongst ‘album of the year’ lists including for music critic Anthony Fantano, also known as The Needle Drop, who gave What’s Your Pleasure?’ the coveted no. 1 spot on his ‘Best Albums of 2020’ list, declaring it to be “a religious experience”. The record garnered praise from The Guardian who say it’s“Ware’s finest record yet"; Rolling Stone laude it as a “fantastic dance-pop record”; Pitchfork say “Jessie reminds us why we listen to dance music in the first place.”, GQ proclaim it as “the perfect album” and NME stated it was“pure escapism.”


                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Spotlight
                                                                                                                              2. What’s Your Pleasure?
                                                                                                                              3. Ooh La La
                                                                                                                              4. Soul Control
                                                                                                                              5. Save A Kiss
                                                                                                                              6. Adore You
                                                                                                                              7. In Your Eyes
                                                                                                                              8. Step Into My Life
                                                                                                                              9. Read My Lips
                                                                                                                              10. Mirage (Don’t Stop)
                                                                                                                              11 .The Kill
                                                                                                                              12. Remember Where You Are
                                                                                                                              13. Please
                                                                                                                              14. Impossible
                                                                                                                              15. Eyes Closed
                                                                                                                              16. Overtime
                                                                                                                              17. Hot N Heavy
                                                                                                                              18. Pale Blue Light
                                                                                                                              19. 0208 (feat. Kindness)
                                                                                                                              20. Adore You (Endless Remix)

                                                                                                                              Dr. Feelgood

                                                                                                                              Singles (The U.A. Years+)

                                                                                                                                Dr. Feelgood’s best-of - ‘Singles (The U.A. Years)’ - is to be remanufactured and reissued on vinyl for the first time since its original release in 1989.

                                                                                                                                Released on 11 June, ‘Singles - The U.A. Years’ is a celebration of 26 tracks of Dr. Feelgood at their absolute peak. Having formed in 1971 in Essex, founding members Lee Brilleaux (singer), John B. Sparks (Sparko) on bass guitar, John Martin (The Big Figure) on drums and guitarist Wilko Johnson, whose iconic and renowned choppy style of playing saw the band build huge notoriety in London’s live music scene resulting in a record deal with US Artists in 1974.


                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                                                Roxette
                                                                                                                                She Does It Right
                                                                                                                                Back In The Night
                                                                                                                                Going Back Home
                                                                                                                                Riot In Cell Block No. 9
                                                                                                                                Sneakin’ Suspicion

                                                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                                                She’s A Wind Up
                                                                                                                                Baby Jane
                                                                                                                                Down At The Doctors
                                                                                                                                Milk And Alcohol
                                                                                                                                As Long As The Price Is Right
                                                                                                                                Put Him Out Of Your Mind

                                                                                                                                Side 3
                                                                                                                                Hong Kong Money
                                                                                                                                No Mo Do Yakamo
                                                                                                                                Jumping From Love To Love
                                                                                                                                Violent Love
                                                                                                                                Waiting For Saturday Night
                                                                                                                                Monkey
                                                                                                                                Trying To Live My Life Without You

                                                                                                                                Side 4
                                                                                                                                Crazy About Girls
                                                                                                                                My Way
                                                                                                                                Mad Man Blues
                                                                                                                                Don’t Wait Up
                                                                                                                                See You Later Alligator
                                                                                                                                Hunting Shooting Fishing
                                                                                                                                Milk And Alcohol… (New Recipe) 

                                                                                                                                Tony Joe White

                                                                                                                                Smoke From The Chimney

                                                                                                                                  Tony Joe White's posthumous album, Smoke from the Chimney, brings to life previously unknown home recordings by the legendary songwriter and musician. A pioneer of the Louisiana swamp rock sound, White's eclectic legacy has persevered through decades of influence, covers and popular culture. Starting with the album's genesis as an unforeseen trove of demos to the hands of producer Dan Auerbach and legendary session musicians, Smoke from the Chimney captures Tony Joe White's signature style in its purest form and serves as a living testimony to one of the most gifted lyricists and storytellers music has ever known.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Smoke From The Chimney
                                                                                                                                  2. Boot Money
                                                                                                                                  3. Del Rio You're Making Me Cry
                                                                                                                                  4. Listen To Your Song
                                                                                                                                  5. Over You
                                                                                                                                  6. Scary Stories
                                                                                                                                  7. Bubba Jones
                                                                                                                                  8. Someone Is Crying
                                                                                                                                  9. Billy

                                                                                                                                  Wipers

                                                                                                                                  Wipers (aka Wipers Tour 84)

                                                                                                                                    Wipers tour 1984 features tracks from the first three Wipers albums.

                                                                                                                                    Recorded live on Tour February - March ’84.

                                                                                                                                    Originally released on cassette by Greg Sage and on vinyl on Enigma Records in 1985.

                                                                                                                                    First Time Reissued On Vinyl Included 3 Wipers songs unavailable anywhere else- Pressed at RTI for Maximum Fidelity Cover artwork features the iconic Wipers logo

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    1. Pushing The Extreme
                                                                                                                                    2. Messenger
                                                                                                                                    3. Moon Rider
                                                                                                                                    4. Doom Town
                                                                                                                                    5. Think About It
                                                                                                                                    6. Potential Suicide
                                                                                                                                    7. D-7
                                                                                                                                    8. Now Is The Time
                                                                                                                                    9. Tell Me
                                                                                                                                    10. Window Shop For Love
                                                                                                                                    11. Youth Of America 

                                                                                                                                    Timber Timbre

                                                                                                                                    Creep On, Creepin' On - 2021 Repress

                                                                                                                                      The follow-up to 2009’s self-titled release, multi instrumentalists Taylor Kirk, Mika Posen and Simon Trottier come together again on heartrending compositions that engage, transport and challenge. Creep On Creepin’ On moves forward from the band’s Polaris Music Prize long listed Timber Timbre, towards the realization of its ability to simultaneously invoke and disguise the most essential elements of pop and rock music with chilling authenticity. From guttural groans on lead track “Bad Ritual” to the eerie doo-wop-inspired pleas of “Lonesome Hunter”, the album is textured and commanding, stirring proof of the unwavering powers of obsession and possession. The album also includes appearances by acclaimed pianist Mathieu Charbonneau and saxophonist Colin Stetson, both of whom Kirk credits with elevating the caliber of the album’s arrangements as well as its overall sound. And while settings and collaborators continue to change for the band, the guiding inspiration behind the songs has not. “The idea is to make music we love and therefore embrace the risk of sounding like all the music we’ve ever loved, all at once,” Kirk explains. The result is Timber Timbre’s most brilliant and robust record to date, a collection of 10 tracks that expands to incorporate rich and varied melodies, affecting lyricism and evocative vintage instrumentation. With Creep On Creepin’ On, Timber Timbre has succeeded in reaching a place it was long destined for, where its music is as powerful and extraordinary as it has always been unmistakable.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      1. Bad Ritual
                                                                                                                                      2. Obelisk
                                                                                                                                      3. Creep On, Creepin' On
                                                                                                                                      4. Black Water
                                                                                                                                      5. Swamp Magic
                                                                                                                                      6. Woman
                                                                                                                                      7. Too Old To Die Young
                                                                                                                                      8. Lonesome Hunter
                                                                                                                                      9. Do I Have Power
                                                                                                                                      10. Souvenirs

                                                                                                                                      Squarepusher

                                                                                                                                      Feed Me Weird Things - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                      Warp Records reissue Squarepusher’s debut album "Feed Me Weird Things", virtually 25 years to the day from its original release in ‘96. First released on the now inactive Rephlex label, the album has not been available on streaming platforms until now and has been out of print for more than a decade. This complete edition has been remastered from the original DATs and features two extra tracks which were first released on the B-side of the “Squarepusher Plays… EP” and later featured on the original Japanese release of this album. The edition also includes a 16 page booklet with personal photographs, ephemera and candid notes from Tom Jenkinson, throwing light on the early days of his career.

                                                                                                                                      The release follows “Be Up A Hello”, Squarepusher’s 2020 album that was filled with buoyant, dancefloor driven tracks which featured some of the same analogue and digital hardware that was used on “Feed Me Weird Things”. “Be Up A Hello” was also driven by the same hedonistic energy which is perfectly encapsulated in this pioneering album, the first tracks of which he recorded when he was only 19 years old.

                                                                                                                                      Musically, “Feed Me Weird Things” is more expansive than the electronic sub-genres it was hemmed into at the time, as it was the first release where Tom Jenkinson highlighted his virtuosic bass playing. Like much of his output after, it also showcases disarmingly intricate melodic composition like on “Squarepusher Theme” and extraordinarily complex rhythmic sequences i.e. on “Tundra” whilst retaining an impressive cadence.

                                                                                                                                      The album was a key release for Richard D. James (Aphex Twin) and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex label and has gone on to be regarded as one of Squarepusher’s best. As well as a close friendship there was perhaps a bit of healthy competition between Squarepusher and Aphex Twin at the time (!Hangable Auto Bulb” was released in ‘95 and is cited as an influence). However, strong jazz influences and accomplished bass playing set Tom apart from his contemporaries. Richard curated the track list for “Feed Me Weird Things” from tapes that Tom had given him and the record includes sleeve notes written by him too, the only time he has done so for another artist.

                                                                                                                                      “The Squarepusher is someone who wonders what the holes of a flute sound like without the flute. Sound like sound never sounded before, Richard Rodgers and Julie Andrews gave us the Sound of music, John Cage and Simon and Garfunkel gave us the Sound of silence and now the Squarepusher gives us the SOUND of SOUND.” - PRichard.D.Jams (taken from the original ‘Feed Me Weird Things’ sleevenotes)


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      01 Squarepusher Theme
                                                                                                                                      02 Tundra
                                                                                                                                      03 The Swifty
                                                                                                                                      04 Dimotane Co
                                                                                                                                      05 Smedleys Melody
                                                                                                                                      06 Windscale 2
                                                                                                                                      07 North Circular
                                                                                                                                      08 Goodnight Jade
                                                                                                                                      09 Theme From Ernest Borgnine
                                                                                                                                      10 U.F.O.'s Over Leytonstone
                                                                                                                                      11 Kodack
                                                                                                                                      12 Future Gibbon
                                                                                                                                      13 Theme From Goodbye Renaldo
                                                                                                                                      14 Deep Fried Pizza

                                                                                                                                      Gilles Peterson presents a time capsule of musical magic. Taken from a day of live sessions in London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios - studio MV4 to be exact, it was originally intended just for Peterson’s BBC radio show broadcast on 20th October 2018. Struck by what a special moment the sessions captured, Peterson has decided to mark the results with a release proper on his Brownswood imprint. It features a diverse, all-star cast of some of the acts celebrated by Peterson in recent years, in a series of freewheeling and off-the-cuff recordings, several of the tracks backed by the group of Brownswood signee, Joe Armon-Jones. Featuring Dylan Jones, James Mollison, Mutale Chashi, and Marijus Aleksa as well as guest turns from Fatima, Asheber, Nubya Garcia, Hak Baker, and Oscar Jerome, plus a double track special from Bristol based collective, Ishmael Ensemble.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1. Joe Armon-Jones - Starting Today (feat. Asheber) (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                                      B1. Oscar Jerome & Joe Armon-Jones Band - Do You Really (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                                      B2. Fatima & Joe Armon-Jones Band - Only (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                                      C1. Nubya Garcia & Joe Armon-Jones Band - Hold (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                                      C2. Hak Baker & Joe Armon-Jones Band - Thirsty Thursday (Live From Maida Vale)
                                                                                                                                      D1. Ishmael Ensemble - The Chapel (Live From Maida Vale)*
                                                                                                                                      D1. Ishmael Ensemble - Tunnels (Live From Maida Vale)*
                                                                                                                                      D2. Joe Armon-Jones - Almost Went Too Far (Live From Maida Vale)

                                                                                                                                      *two Tracks Merged Into One.

                                                                                                                                      Coil

                                                                                                                                      Love's Secret Domain - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                      In 1991 Coil released the third of their early classic full-length albums "Love's Secret Domain", seemingly casting aside the gloom and funereal beauty of its predecessors in favour of a painstakingly multi-layered hallucinogenic electronic beast, which unlike some of their fellow ex-industrial contemporaries' releases of the time wasn't an attempt at easy accessibility or (the-gods-forbid) danceability, but a vibrating psychedelic masterpiece unrivalled in their discography and still a landmark album.

                                                                                                                                      To mark its 30 year anniversary Infinite Fog present an expanded, fully remastered re-release of this fan favourite available for the first time ever in its entirety on vinyl with 10 rare and mostly unreleased tracks and alternative versions from the period added as a bonus to a luxurious 3LP/2CD set.

                                                                                                                                      Love's Secret Domain contains among its many highlights the Lynchian William Blake tribute of its title track and the intoxicating single "Windowpane", original versions of the later Coil live staple "Teenage Lightning" and the majestically warped classicisms of "Chaostrophy".

                                                                                                                                      Marc Almond guests on the typhonian "Titan Arch" and This Heat's Charles Hayward provides some amazing drum stylings.

                                                                                                                                      This album is Coil pushing their sound ideas and probably their sanity to their very limits. Beyond the iconic Steven Stapleton cover art here reproduced in unseen definition the doors of perception still open wide for both long-term Coil aficionados and new-comers to this supremely innovative release to explore unknown depths. The long-overdue re-release illustrates how far ahead of the curve Coil were with the sounds on this album, which still sounds as fresh and mind-blowing as it did back in the early 90s.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                                                      CD 1:
                                                                                                                                      1. Disco Hospital
                                                                                                                                      2. Teenage Lightning 1
                                                                                                                                      3. Things Happen
                                                                                                                                      4. The Snow
                                                                                                                                      5. Dark River
                                                                                                                                      6. Where Even The Darkness Is Something To See
                                                                                                                                      7. Teenage Lightning 2
                                                                                                                                      8. Windowpane
                                                                                                                                      9. Further Back And Faster
                                                                                                                                      10. Titan Arch
                                                                                                                                      11. Chaostrophy
                                                                                                                                      12. Lorca Not Orca
                                                                                                                                      13. Love's Secret Domain
                                                                                                                                      60:39

                                                                                                                                      CD 2:
                                                                                                                                      1. Disco Hospital (Unedited)
                                                                                                                                      2. Teenage Lightning(gtr)
                                                                                                                                      3. Snow (demonic Apollo A Version)
                                                                                                                                      4. Dark River (alternative Ruff From Point Studio Mix)
                                                                                                                                      5. Teenage Lightning (various)
                                                                                                                                      6. Further Back And Faster (didgeridoo)
                                                                                                                                      7. Snow (demonic Apollo B Version)
                                                                                                                                      8. Carvers And Gilders (Chaostrophy)
                                                                                                                                      9. The Dark Age Of Love
                                                                                                                                      10. Love's Secret Domain (Early Instrumental)
                                                                                                                                      55:45

                                                                                                                                      VINYL TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                                                      A:
                                                                                                                                      1. Disco Hospital
                                                                                                                                      2. Teenage Lightning 1
                                                                                                                                      3. Things Happen
                                                                                                                                      4. The Snow
                                                                                                                                      5. Dark River
                                                                                                                                      B:
                                                                                                                                      6. Where Even The Darkness Is Something To See
                                                                                                                                      7. Teenage Lightning 2
                                                                                                                                      8. Windowpane
                                                                                                                                      9. Chaostrophy
                                                                                                                                      C:
                                                                                                                                      10. Further Back And Faster
                                                                                                                                      11. Titan Arch
                                                                                                                                      12. Lorca Not Orca
                                                                                                                                      13. Love's Secret Domain
                                                                                                                                      D:
                                                                                                                                      1. Disco Hospital (Unedited)
                                                                                                                                      2. Teenage Lightning(gtr)
                                                                                                                                      3. Snow (demonic Apollo A Version)
                                                                                                                                      4. Dark River (alternative Ruff From Point Studio Mix)
                                                                                                                                      E:
                                                                                                                                      5. Teenage Lightning (various)
                                                                                                                                      6. Further Back And Faster (didgeridoo)
                                                                                                                                      F:
                                                                                                                                      7. Snow (demonic Apollo B Version)
                                                                                                                                      8. Carvers And Gilders (Chaostrophy)
                                                                                                                                      9. The Dark Age Of Love (Balance)
                                                                                                                                      10. Love's Secret Domain (Early Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                      After years of trying to track him down (with many twists and turns along the way), Far Out Recordings finally brings us, with the blessing of the man himself, the long-awaited release of José Mauro’s forgotten masterpiece "A Viagem Das Horas", featuring three previously unreleased and unheard tracks from the original studio sessions. Recorded in 1970 at Odeon studios in Rio de Janeiro: the same time and place as all the music he ever recorded, José Mauro’s A Viagem Das Horas wasn’t released until six years later, when label owner and producer Roberto Quartin licensed the tracks to fellow Brazilian label Tapecar, who curiously released the album with several tracks already released on Obnoxius. Finally, over half a century on, A Viagem Das Horas will be released with three never before heard tracks, “Rua Dois”, “Moenda’’ and “Variação Sobre Um Antigo Tema”, as Mauro and Quartin had originally intended.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A Viagem Das Horas
                                                                                                                                      Escada De Ferro
                                                                                                                                      A Oitava Morada
                                                                                                                                      Varia O Sobre Um Antigo Tema
                                                                                                                                      Morango Encantado
                                                                                                                                      Luz Lil S
                                                                                                                                      Rua Dois
                                                                                                                                      Moenda
                                                                                                                                      O Cavaleiro De Antonina
                                                                                                                                      Romanza
                                                                                                                                      O Ninho

                                                                                                                                      Miriam Makeba

                                                                                                                                      Keep Me In Mind

                                                                                                                                        Miriam Makeba’s ‘Keep Me In Mind’ was her last album for Reprise and reflected major changes in both her own personal life and politically within the USA. After becoming a national star globally following the success of ‘Pata Pata’ in 1967, she had fallen out publicly with her mentor and ‘Big Brother’, Harry Belafonte. Makeba made the decision to return to Africa following an invitation from President Sékou Touré of Guinea. In Conakry, Makeba met Stokely Carmichael, President of civil rights organisation the SNCC and they would later marry. “With the Vietnam War, the student protests and the riots in the ghettos, everyone is scared,” Makeba said. “Everyone is afraid that there will be a great black uprising.” Makeba’s concerts were widely cancelled and both her and Carmichael were followed relentlessly by the FBI.

                                                                                                                                        Reprise also terminated her contract but brought in producer Lewis Merenstein for her final recording for the label, best known for his work with Van Morrison on ‘Astral Weeks’. Merenstein suggested two Van songs for Makeba to cover, ‘Brand New Day’ from the ‘Moondance’ sessions and ‘I Shall Sing’ and further songs were added to reflect both the political climate and Makeba’s own memories including Stephen Stills’ ‘For What It’s Worth’ and Lennon & McCartney’s wistful ‘In My Life’. New compositions by Makeba and her daughter Bongi included ‘Lumumba’, a personal tribute to Congolese independence leader, Patrice Lumumba. Reflective of the times, the album is infused with a palpable despair but, as in all of her music, a quiet determination still shines through.

                                                                                                                                        This new reissue of ‘Keep Me In Mind’ is presented in its original artwork and features rare photos and new extensive liner notes by Francis Gooding of The Wire. Remastered from the original tapes by The Carvery.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        A1. Lumumba 2.46
                                                                                                                                        A2. For What It’s Worth 2.45
                                                                                                                                        A3. Brand New Day 3.17
                                                                                                                                        A4. I Shall Sing 3.06
                                                                                                                                        A5. Kulala 2.37
                                                                                                                                        B1. In My Life 3.08
                                                                                                                                        B2. Down On The Corner 2.32
                                                                                                                                        B3. Ibande 2.17
                                                                                                                                        B4. Measure The Valleys 3.33
                                                                                                                                        B5. Tululu 2.11

                                                                                                                                        PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                        The Peel Sessions 1991 - 2004

                                                                                                                                          Reissue on vinyl of the 2006 collection of PJ Harvey sessions with the late BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, spanning recordings from the start of her career in 1991 up to 2004.

                                                                                                                                          Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer John Parish.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          Side One
                                                                                                                                          Oh My Lover – Peel 29.10.91
                                                                                                                                          Victory - Peel 29.10.91
                                                                                                                                          Sheela-Na-Gig - Peel 29.10.91
                                                                                                                                          Water - Peel 29.10.91
                                                                                                                                          Naked Cousin – Peel 2.3.93
                                                                                                                                          Wang Dang Doodle - Peel 2.3.93

                                                                                                                                          Side Two
                                                                                                                                          Losing Ground – Peel 5.9.96
                                                                                                                                          Snake – Peel 5.9.96
                                                                                                                                          That Was My Veil – Peel 5.9.96
                                                                                                                                          This Wicked Tongue – Peel 10.11.00
                                                                                                                                          Beautiful Feeling – Peel 10.11.00
                                                                                                                                          You Come Through – John Peel Tribute 16.12.04

                                                                                                                                          Animal Collective

                                                                                                                                          Feels - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            ‘Feels’ is Animal Collective’s sixth studio album, originally released in 2008. The album features all four band members - Avey Tare, Deakin, Geologist and Panda Bear.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Did You See The Words
                                                                                                                                            Grass
                                                                                                                                            Flesh Canoe
                                                                                                                                            The Purple Bottle
                                                                                                                                            Bees
                                                                                                                                            Banshee Beat
                                                                                                                                            Daffy Duck
                                                                                                                                            Loch Raven
                                                                                                                                            Turn Into Something

                                                                                                                                            Animal Collective

                                                                                                                                            Sung Tongs - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                              ‘Sung Tongs’ is the band's fifth studio album. Originally released in 2005, the album features Avey Tare and Panda Bear.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Leaf House
                                                                                                                                              Who Could Win A Rabbit
                                                                                                                                              The Softest Voice
                                                                                                                                              Winters Love
                                                                                                                                              Kids On Holiday
                                                                                                                                              Sweet Road
                                                                                                                                              Visiting Friends
                                                                                                                                              College
                                                                                                                                              We Tigers
                                                                                                                                              Mouth Wooed Her
                                                                                                                                              Good Lovin Outside
                                                                                                                                              Whaddit I Done

                                                                                                                                              My Bloody Valentine

                                                                                                                                              Loveless - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                The second my bloody valentine album, loveless, was released in 1991. Musically, it took an unexpected leap forwards, standing ahead of anything released at the time. Shields and the band moved further towards a music of pure sensation, creating textures and tones that could be felt as much as heard; with loveless the band created an album that overwhelmed the senses. loveless is widely considered a flawless whole and rightly regarded as a masterpiece; a 1990s equivalent to Pet Sounds, In A Silent Way or Innervisions, a record constructed by exploring the edges of what a recording studio is capable of. It is a record best experienced as a whole, in one sitting - a listening experience like no other and unmatchable in its sonic brevity.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Only Shallow
                                                                                                                                                2. Loomer
                                                                                                                                                3. Touched
                                                                                                                                                4. To Here Knows When
                                                                                                                                                5. When You Sleep
                                                                                                                                                6. I Only Said
                                                                                                                                                7. Come In Alone
                                                                                                                                                8. Sometimes
                                                                                                                                                9. Blown A Wish
                                                                                                                                                10. What You Want
                                                                                                                                                11. Soon

                                                                                                                                                My Bloody Valentine

                                                                                                                                                M B V - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                  Finally re-emerging in 2013 after two full decades in relative hiding, their third album m b v is by turns their most experimental record but also their most melodic and immediate; proof real of their unerring desire for re-invention. Continuing to push boundaries of both music and genre, m b v is an album of astonishing music, some of which could lay claim to being of a type never been made before. Otherworldly, intimate and a visceral listen, m b v is a startling and beautiful metamorphosis of what was known of the my bloody valentine sound, pushing the boundaries of genre unlike any other band. The album’s closer, “Wonder 2” is an example of this, seeing Shields meld hypnotic guitar with drum’n’bass to astonishing result.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. She Found Now
                                                                                                                                                  2. Only Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                  3. Who Sees You
                                                                                                                                                  4. Is This And Yes
                                                                                                                                                  5. If I Am
                                                                                                                                                  6. New You
                                                                                                                                                  7. In Another Way
                                                                                                                                                  8. Nothing Is
                                                                                                                                                  9. Wonder 2

                                                                                                                                                  Violent Femmes

                                                                                                                                                  Add It Up (1981 - 1993)

                                                                                                                                                    The textbook American cult band of the '80s, Violent Femmes captured the essence of teen angst with remarkable precision. 40 years on, their legacy remains strong. 'Add It Up (1981-1993)' documents the trailblazing trio's stylistic development as they rose to become one of alt-rock's most commercially-successful acts.

                                                                                                                                                    This 23-track compilation includes hits such as "Blister in the Sun," "American Music," and "Gone Daddy Gone," plus live recordings of favourites like "Add It Up," and "Kiss Off," alongside a trove of demos, B-sides, interstitial voice recordings, and rarities. Available on vinyl for the first time since its brief initial pressing in 1993.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    LP1:
                                                                                                                                                    Intro
                                                                                                                                                    Waiting For The Bus
                                                                                                                                                    Blister In The Sun
                                                                                                                                                    Gone Daddy Gone
                                                                                                                                                    Gordon's Message
                                                                                                                                                    Gimme The Car
                                                                                                                                                    Country Death Song
                                                                                                                                                    Black Girls
                                                                                                                                                    Jesus Walking On The Water
                                                                                                                                                    36-24-36
                                                                                                                                                    I Held Her In My Arms

                                                                                                                                                    LP2:
                                                                                                                                                    I Hate The TV
                                                                                                                                                    America Is
                                                                                                                                                    Old Mother Reagan
                                                                                                                                                    Degradation
                                                                                                                                                    Dance, Motherfucker, Dance!
                                                                                                                                                    Lies (Live)
                                                                                                                                                    American Music
                                                                                                                                                    Out The Window
                                                                                                                                                    Kiss Off (Live)
                                                                                                                                                    Add It Up (Live)
                                                                                                                                                    Vancouver (Live)
                                                                                                                                                    Johnny (Live)

                                                                                                                                                    It is drenched in the essence of the Brazilian 80s boogie and funk sound. A driving force behind this is the writing, arrangement, and musicianship of Lincoln Olivetti, who was instrumental in forging this unique sound within Brazilian production at the time. It is heightened even further by the astonishing team that feature on the record. Brazilian icon and heavyweight Tim Maia, Robson Jorge, Serginho Trombone, Oberdan Magalh es, Claudio Stevenson and Jamil Joanes (of Banda Black Rio fame), Junior Mendes, the list goes on. This crew of musicians synergised perfectly with Sandra’s vocal style, all complementing each other to create a classic. One of our favourites from the album is the opening track ‘Trem Da Central’, an infectious groove that when paired with Sandra’s cool and relaxed swaggering vocal resulted in an essential dancefloor jam! Equally delightful and dancefloor summoners are the catchy boogie funk of ‘Candura’, and the Earth, Wind & Fire sounding ‘Pela Cidade’. Tim Maia features on the fast-paced duet ‘Vale Tudo’, which was written especially for Sandra to sing with Tim, who at the time was one of the biggest stars in Brazilian music. These boogie and funk compositions are balanced by fine slow jams giving the album a satisfyingly well-rounded feel. Sandra had been working in music since the 70s and continues to do so to this day, but this period of the early 80s was a rich and prolific time for her. If you are a fan of Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti’s self-titled album from 1982 or Marcos Valle’s 1983 album featuring the song ‘Estrelar’, then this one is definitely for you. ‘Vale Tudo’ is a must-have record from a talent

                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                    Patrick says: Not that I want to play favourites between my Brazilian boogie crew, but in my most humble opinion, this total groove-a-thon from Sandra Sa wipes the floor with that Marcos Valle reissue. Sunkissed, light and totally joyful, 'Vale Tudo' deserves a place in every good collection.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Trem Da Central
                                                                                                                                                    2. Candura
                                                                                                                                                    3. Pela Cidade
                                                                                                                                                    4. Onda Negra
                                                                                                                                                    5. Gama O
                                                                                                                                                    6. Vale Tudo
                                                                                                                                                    7. Guarde Minha Voz
                                                                                                                                                    8. Terra Azul / Musa
                                                                                                                                                    9. S As Estrelas

                                                                                                                                                    Trees

                                                                                                                                                    Trees (50th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                      Trees classic albums, beautifully packaged as a four-disc anniversary edition includes 12” book with liner notes from founder member David Costa and comedian Stewart Lee - Features two new discs of alternate mixes, early demos, BBC session tracks and 2018 live recordings in London - Includes lost demos of ‘Polly On The Shore’ and ‘Streets Of Derry’ It’s now over fifty years since Trees’ formation and, although ‘Acid Folk’ has now become a sub-category in the lexicon of record dealers and music critics, and although founder member David Costa feels the original noughties reissue helped consolidate a gathering wave of curiosity, they themselves remain in the shadows. Earth’s new Trees collection brings together both albums adding shiny alternate mixes of key tracks along with a selection of radio sessions and demos, all sounding brighter and cleaner than ever before.

                                                                                                                                                      Trees first album, ‘The Garden of Jane Delawney’ (1970) snuggles nicely into contemporary nu-folkies’ idea of the genre, and shares some of the pastoral-whimsy that characterised The Incredible String Band or Donovan, offset by some stunning interpretations of traditional material and Bias’ own songs, which were somehow part of the tradition Trees had adopted. Readings of ‘Lady Margaret’, ‘Glasgerion’ and the old standard ‘She Moved Thro’ The Fair’, and the extended fade of the group’s own ‘Road’, presage the explosive instrumental duelling that would come to characterise the follow up album, ‘On The Shore’.

                                                                                                                                                      There’s a definite shift between the records, the second being darker and more ambivalent. Here Trees don’t tell you what to think. You’re left to formulate your own response to this odd, opaque music. The ‘Streets of Derry’ session version leans into the brain vibrating drone-groove they somehow found at the traditional tune’s centre. ‘Polly On The Shore’, another traditional tune, is one of the definitive moments of English folk rock.

                                                                                                                                                      This special expansive collector’s edition celebrates the bands 50th anniversary.

                                                                                                                                                      “A beautiful hybrid, Trees found a unique space between intimate folk and freewheeling psychedelia. Musically ambitious yet brilliantly balanced, they have left an enduring legacy for those lucky enough to be in on the secret” Edd Gibson, Friendly Fires.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Disc One - The Garden Of Jane Delawney (EARTHLP036)
                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                      Nothing Special
                                                                                                                                                      The Great Silkie
                                                                                                                                                      The Garden Of Jane Delawney
                                                                                                                                                      Lady Margaret

                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                      Glasgerion
                                                                                                                                                      She Moved Thro' The Fair
                                                                                                                                                      Road
                                                                                                                                                      Epitaph
                                                                                                                                                      Snail's Lament

                                                                                                                                                      Disc Two - On The Shore (EARTHLP035)
                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                      Soldiers Three
                                                                                                                                                      Murdoch
                                                                                                                                                      Streets Of Derry
                                                                                                                                                      Sally Free And Easy

                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                      Fool
                                                                                                                                                      Adam's Toon
                                                                                                                                                      Geordie
                                                                                                                                                      While The Iron Is Hot
                                                                                                                                                      Little Sadie
                                                                                                                                                      Polly On The Shore

                                                                                                                                                      Disc Three - Fore & After (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                      Soldiers Three (Remix 2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Murdoch (Remix 2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Streets Of Derry (Remix 2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Geordie (Remix 2007)

                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                      Polly On The Shore (Remix 2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Fool (Remix 2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Polly On The Shore(demo 1970) Previously Unreleased
                                                                                                                                                      Streets Of Derry (demo 1970) Previously Unreleased

                                                                                                                                                      Disc Four - Fore & After (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                      She Moved Thro' The Fair (Demo 1969)
                                                                                                                                                      Pretty Polly (Demo 1969)
                                                                                                                                                      The Great Silkie (BBC 1970) Previously Unreleased
                                                                                                                                                      Soldier's Three (BBC 1970) Previously Unreleased
                                                                                                                                                      Little Black Cloud (demo 1969 )
                                                                                                                                                      Forest Fire ( BBC 1970)

                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                      She Moved Thro' The Fair (Live At Cafe Oto 2018)*
                                                                                                                                                      Murdoch (Live At Cafe Oto 2018) *
                                                                                                                                                      Black Widow (2007)
                                                                                                                                                      Little Black Cloud Suite (2007)

                                                                                                                                                      The Black Angels

                                                                                                                                                      Directions To See A Ghost - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                        “The Black Angels bring the aura of mid-1966 the drilling guitars of early Velvet Underground shows, the raga inflections of late-show Fillmore jams, the acid-prayer stomp of Austin avatars the 13th Floor Elevators everywhere they go, including the levitations on their second album, Directions to See a Ghost. Mid-Eighties echoes of Spacemen 3 and the Jesus and Mary Chain also roll through the scoured-guitar sustain and Alex Maas’ rocker-monk incantations. But he knows what time it is. ’You say the Beatles stopped the war,” Maas sings in ‘Never/Ever.’ ‘They might’ve helped to find a cure/But it’s still not over.’ Even so, this medicine works wonders." – David Fricke, Rolling Stone

                                                                                                                                                        Last time we met The Black Angels, they were staring into the desert sun somewhere outside of Austin, Texas. Two years later, night has fallen and the spirits have come out. It’s time for The Black Angels to provide Directions On How To See A Ghost.

                                                                                                                                                        If you’re familiar with Passover, the band’s 2006 debut, you’ll know that The Black Angels’s music alone is enough to invoke spirits. There’s a name for the band’s sound; they call it ‘hypno-drone ’n roll’. It’s the sound of long nights on peyote, of dreams of a new world order, and of half-invented memories of the seamy side of ’60s psychedelia.

                                                                                                                                                        While the Iraq war is still a major influence on the band’s lyrics, there are new forces at work here, including Eugene Zamyatin’s dystopian novel We and in Christian Bland’s words “psychic information from the past and future.” See, The Black Angels really are in contact with ghosts.
                                                                                                                                                        “Civil War battlefields are prime spots for seeing ghosts,” says Bland. “One time at Kennesaw mountain in Georgia, I was climbing the mountain in the middle of June and it must have been close to 100 degrees, but in this one particular spot it was very cold. The hairs on my neck stood up and I knew something strange was happening. Then the wind whispered something like ‘retreat,’ and I did. I later learned that the spot where I was on the battlefield was known as ‘the dead angle’, the place where the fiercest fighting took place. The confederates ended up retreating from the mountain towards Peachtree Creek.”

                                                                                                                                                        The Black Angels formed in Austin, Texas, in 2004, comprising from six people (now five) from very different backgrounds. Singer/vocalist Christian Bland is the son of a Presbyterian Pastor and was raised in a devoutly religious household. Bassist / guitarist Nate Ryan was born on a cult compound and drummer Stephanie Bailey claims she’s a descendent of Davy Crocket. She and Alex Maas (vocals/guitar) believe a little girl in a red linen dress haunts the group’s home.

                                                                                                                                                        The band released Passover in 2006 to critical acclaim for both the album and the song “The First Vietnamese War”. Most of all, Passover established The Black Angels as a band with brains, balls and a strong message. And this time around, the message is there to read in a 16-page booklet that comes with the album.

                                                                                                                                                        “Our central theme is that people need to open up their minds and let everything come through, and to learn from past mistakes,” says Christian. “Only then will we understand the reality of this world and progress beyond where we are now as humans. We’ve built upon that theme with Directions to See a Ghost. We want people to study the booklet we are providing with the album in hopes that they will be able to relate each song to something in their life.”
                                                                                                                                                        _"War is Peace.

                                                                                                                                                        Freedom is Slavery.
                                                                                                                                                        Ignorance is Strength.
                                                                                                                                                        Keep Music Evil."_


                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        You On The Run
                                                                                                                                                        Doves
                                                                                                                                                        Science Killer
                                                                                                                                                        Mission District
                                                                                                                                                        18 Years
                                                                                                                                                        Deer-ree-shee
                                                                                                                                                        Never/ever
                                                                                                                                                        Vikings
                                                                                                                                                        You In Color
                                                                                                                                                        The Return
                                                                                                                                                        Snake In The Grass

                                                                                                                                                        Anna Calvi

                                                                                                                                                        Anna Calvi (10th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                          Anna Calvi will release a 10-year Anniversary edition of her self-titled debut album via Domino. An astonishingly confident record; ‘Anna Calvi’ showcases the unique strengths of her songwriting, singing and virtuoso guitar-playing, all jumping out of the speaker together. Calvi drew on the ghosts of Nina Simone and Maria Callas for influence to create a stunningly modern sound.

                                                                                                                                                          To date, Anna Calvi has released three studio albums (‘Anna Calvi’, ‘One Breath’ and ‘Hunter’), a collaborative EP with David Byrne (‘Strange Weather’) and the most recent ‘Hunted’, a seven-track reworking of ‘Hunter’. Additionally, Calvi wrote and performed the score for Season 5 of BBC One’s Peaky Blinders and wrote the music for the opera The Sandman, directed by Robert Wilson.

                                                                                                                                                          Anna is the first solo artist to achieve three consecutive Mercury Prize nominations and has also received a Brit Award nomination. Throughout her career, Calvi has worked with Brian Eno, Marianne Faithfull, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joe Talbot (IDLES), Dave Okumu (The Invisible), Johnny Flynn, Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Courtney Barnett.

                                                                                                                                                          The LP, which includes the likes of ‘Desire’, ‘Blackout’, ‘Rider To The Sea’ and ‘Suzanne And I’, is reissued for the first time, available to independent retailers on deluxe red vinyl. It also features brand new cover artwork and an 8-page booklet containing previously unseen photographs, plus digital download code.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Rider To The Sea
                                                                                                                                                          2. No More Words
                                                                                                                                                          3. Desire
                                                                                                                                                          4. Suzanne And I
                                                                                                                                                          5. First We Kiss
                                                                                                                                                          6. The Devil
                                                                                                                                                          7. Blackout
                                                                                                                                                          9. I’ll Be Your Man
                                                                                                                                                          10. Morning Light
                                                                                                                                                          11. Love Won’t Be Leaving

                                                                                                                                                          Teleman

                                                                                                                                                          Family Of Aliens

                                                                                                                                                            From the albums original release in 2018:

                                                                                                                                                            London’s Teleman have already set a precedent for 2018 with the release of Submarine Life via label-home Moshi Moshi. Today, the foursome excitedly unveils details of their third studio album; the alluringly named Family of Aliens, set for release in early September. Armed with a freer, more collaborative approach to both writing and recording, their new 11-track album Family of Aliens, is a fluid collection of glorious pop-songs fluent with new electronic textures and united by the sharp lyricism, buoyant guitars and instantaneous melodies that are synonymous with Teleman.

                                                                                                                                                            “We want to keep evolving and keep discovering. This band is one long journey for us, and we never want to stop developing and finding new ways of creating music. I'm always wanting to better what we've done before. To go deeper, to find something more beautiful, more catchy, more challenging, more interesting … just more.”

                                                                                                                                                            It’s evident the much-loved quartet have evolved, cultivating and honing their sound as a very-welcome and anticipated proposition for 2018. 

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Family Of Aliens
                                                                                                                                                            2. Cactus
                                                                                                                                                            3. Song For A Seagull
                                                                                                                                                            4. Between The Rain
                                                                                                                                                            5. Always Dreaming
                                                                                                                                                            6. Submarine Life
                                                                                                                                                            7. Twisted Heart
                                                                                                                                                            8. Somebody’s Island
                                                                                                                                                            9. Sea Of Wine
                                                                                                                                                            10. Fun Destruction
                                                                                                                                                            11. Starlight 

                                                                                                                                                            Fu Manchu

                                                                                                                                                            Return To Earth

                                                                                                                                                              The third release in Fu Manchu’s 30th Anniversary vinyl reissue series, Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition, is the first ever update to this legendary compilation of the band’s earliest singles. These songs are the only ones recorded with the band’s original lead guitarist, Scott Votaw, as well as the only ones recorded as a three piece of the original core line-up of Scott Hill (vocals/guitar), Mark Abshire (bass) and Ruben Romano (drums). Return To Earth 91-93 Deluxe Edition features the 9 songs from the original release including the first version of fan favorite, “Ojo Rojo,” plus 2 newly discovered tracks that have never been heard before: “Ford-Natic” and an early version of “Shine It On,” which was later re-recorded for their debut album. All songs were remixed by Scott Hill along with the band’s current producing partner, Jim Monroe (Adolescents, Channel 3, Ignite) and remastered by Carl Saff for optimum fidelity. This limited edition 2,000 unit LP run is pressed on neon purple vinyl and the newly designed gatefold package includes never before seen photos of the band and flyers from their early shows. The limited edition 1,000 unit CD run also features the updated art and a digital specific remaster

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              1.“Don’t Bother Knockin’ (If This Van’s Rockin’)”
                                                                                                                                                              2.“Ford-Natic”
                                                                                                                                                              3.“El Don”
                                                                                                                                                              4.“Pick-Up Summer”
                                                                                                                                                              5.“Ojo Rojo”
                                                                                                                                                              6.“Pinbuster”
                                                                                                                                                              7.“Senioritis”
                                                                                                                                                              8.“Shine It On”
                                                                                                                                                              9.“Simco”
                                                                                                                                                              10.“Space Sucker”
                                                                                                                                                              11.“Vankhana (Rollin’ Rooms)”

                                                                                                                                                              John Carpenter

                                                                                                                                                              Lost Themes

                                                                                                                                                                John Carpenter, the legendary director and composer behind Halloween, Escape From New York, They Live, Assault on Precinct 13 and many more announces his debut solo album ‘Lost Themes’ on Sacred Bones Records. 

                                                                                                                                                                John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre’s most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he’s both directed and scored. The themes that drive them can be stripped to a few coldly repeating notes, take on the electrifying thunder of a rock concert, or submerge themselves into exotic, unholy miasmas. It’s work that instantly floods his fans’ musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kung fufighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. Lost Themes asks Carpenter’s acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.

                                                                                                                                                                “Lost Themes was all about having fun,” Carpenter says. “It can be both great and bad to score over images, which is what I’m used to. Here there were no pressures. No actors asking me what they’re supposed to do. No crew waiting. No cutting room to go to. No release pending. It’s just fun. And I couldn’t have a better set-up at my house, where I depended on (collaborators) Cody (Carpenter, of the band Ludrium) and Daniel (Davies, who scored I, Frankenstein) to bring me ideas as we began improvising. The plan was to make my music more complete and fuller, because we had unlimited tracks. I wasn’t dealing with just analogue anymore. It’s a brand new world. And there was nothing in any of our heads when we started other than to make it moody.”

                                                                                                                                                                As is Carpenter’s style, repetition is the key to the thundering power of these tracks, their energy swirling with shredding chords, soaring organs, unnerving pianos and captivating percussion. Singularly titled to inspire dread with such names as “Vortex,” “Dominion,” “Abyss,” and “Purgatory,” but all linked into a unified whole, Lost Themes has a mesmerizing power. Horror fans will be reminded of Carpenter’s past works, as well as ancestors like Mike Oldfeld’s Tubular Bells and the raging guitars and chiming percussion of Goblin’s Suspiria. “’Both classical music and rock and roll are part of my musical language, which is riff-driven,” Carpenter explains. “So if you listen carefully, I’m sure you can hear some echoes from my past. But I’m sure that’s true of any composer. You just bring your music along with you.”

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Vortex
                                                                                                                                                                2. Obsidian
                                                                                                                                                                3. Fallen
                                                                                                                                                                4. Domain
                                                                                                                                                                5. Mystery
                                                                                                                                                                6. Abyss
                                                                                                                                                                7. Wraith
                                                                                                                                                                8. Purgatory
                                                                                                                                                                9. Night

                                                                                                                                                                Seefeel

                                                                                                                                                                Succour - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                Seefeel’s second studio album and their debut for Warp. This expanded 3LP edition is the first time it has been available on vinyl since original release and adds an extra LP of bonus material, mastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke aka Pole.

                                                                                                                                                                “On Seefeel’s 1993 debut album, Quique, the British quartet navigated a course between shoegaze and ambient dub—but by 1995, the electronic undercurrents of their sound had carried them to a very different place. Maybe it was the influence of Aphex Twin, whose remixes had honed in on the clean-lined rhythmic skeleton lurking beneath the group’s atmospheric swirl: The rolling, distorted drums of Succour’s “Fracture” and “Vex” are straight out of his playbook, and the beatless, bookending tracks “Meol” and “Utreat” both evoke Selected Ambient Works Vol. II at its most ethereal.

                                                                                                                                                                While the album’s textures and titles are often reminiscent of Autechre’s Amber, which came out the year before on Warp, Seefeel never entirely cast off their post-rock roots; squint through the fog of songs like “Extract” and “Cut,” and you can just barely pick out the familiar silhouettes of guitar, bass, drums, and microphone against the murk. Still, there’s no mistaking the common cause they make with the era’s knob-twisters and brain-dancers. Despite the echoes of other touchstones of the time (“Gatha” sounds like Massive Attack being dragged deep into an underwater cavern), it’s a singular album that has no equivalent—a sound so elemental, it’s no wonder the Designers Republic chose the cover they did.” – Philip Sherburne (#30 in the Pitchfork list of 50 greatest IDM albums)

                                                                                                                                                                “Driving electronic percussion, dubby basslines and obtuse, paranoid guitar melodies abound. Sarah's voice sounds synthetic and almost alien in the barren, lunar atmosphere's that 'Succour' evokes.” – Resident Advisor


                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Meol
                                                                                                                                                                A2. Extract D1. Cut
                                                                                                                                                                B1. When Face Was Face
                                                                                                                                                                B2. Fracture
                                                                                                                                                                B3. Gatha E1. As One
                                                                                                                                                                C1. Ruby-Ha
                                                                                                                                                                C2. Rupt
                                                                                                                                                                C3. Vex F1. Meol 2
                                                                                                                                                                D2. Utreat
                                                                                                                                                                D3. Tempean
                                                                                                                                                                E2. As If
                                                                                                                                                                E3. As Well
                                                                                                                                                                E4. As Track
                                                                                                                                                                E5. As Link
                                                                                                                                                                E6. As Such
                                                                                                                                                                F2. Rupt (Cut Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                F3. Fractions 2
                                                                                                                                                                F4. Meol 3
                                                                                                                                                                F5. Monastic
                                                                                                                                                                F6. Burned

                                                                                                                                                                Seefeel

                                                                                                                                                                (Ch-Vox) Redux - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                Seefeel’s third studio album was recorded for Richard D James and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s Rephlex label, as as a return favour for two remixes Aphex Twin (a huge fan of the group) did in their Too Pure period. This is the first time it has been available on vinyl since 1996 and adds an extra LP of bonus material, mastered from original DAT transfers by Stefan Betke aka Pole. Comes housed in a new gatefold sleeve by the Designers Republic.

                                                                                                                                                                “Mark Clifford and his mates have moved through labels like Astralwerks and Warp before landing at the front door of the Richard James label Rephlex, and along the way they have scattered some wonderful pearls. For (CH-VOX), it's an especially lush match of aesthetics -- sort of a condensed version of the Aphex Twin landmark record, Selected Ambient Works II. Picking up at the tail end of Seefeel's last album, Succour, we once again hear "Utreat," a dark meditation of phrases that makes Darren Seymour's bass sound like an electric piano, or is it Clifford's electric piano that sounds like a bass? Sarah Peacock's dreamy vocals hover almost out of earshot, and possibly her guitar is plugged in somewhere, too.

                                                                                                                                                                It's difficult to say with many of their songs what instrument we're hearing, since treatments and effects play such a major role in production. The song "E-HIX2" breathes like a cluster of bleak skyscrapers with an extremely ambient take on feedback, and the title cut, "CH-VOX," is stark, patient, and ominous -- an abandoned submarine frozen in ice. "Hive" (with wonderful vocal loop effects) has Clifford revisiting his somewhat limited palette of percussion -- a piece that teeters between beauty and agitation, and an unfortunate weak spot for the album. The album closes with "Net," which is nothing short of masterpiece -- a journey, a drive through wet streets at midnight, and a finale so captivating you'll want to hear it twice -- somewhat postponing the disappointment that the album is only 33 minutes long.” 


                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Utreat (Complete)
                                                                                                                                                                A2. E-hix²
                                                                                                                                                                A3. Ch-vox C1. E-hix 5

                                                                                                                                                                B1. Hive
                                                                                                                                                                B2. Ashdecon
                                                                                                                                                                B3. Net D1. Avatar

                                                                                                                                                                C2. E-hix 4
                                                                                                                                                                C3. Evio

                                                                                                                                                                D2. E-hix 3
                                                                                                                                                                D3. Ashime 

                                                                                                                                                                Seefeel

                                                                                                                                                                St / Fr / Sp - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                "St / Fr / Sp" compiles two non-album EPs that Seefeel recorded for Warp in 1994, "Starethrough" and "Fracture / Tied", alongside a rare Autechre remix of “Spangle” and the unreleased Transition Mix of “Starethrough”. Housed in a gatefold sleeve conceived by The Designers Republic.

                                                                                                                                                                'Seefeel's output on Warp delved more into abstraction; often containing a pervading dark and oppressive atmosphere. Although featuring these menacing sensibilities, 1994's "Starethrough EP" retained some of the astral lightheartedness of "Quique"; a track like "Spangle" could be called anything but menacing with it's twinkling coruscations of melody and Sarah's ethereal vocal contribution. The EP to follow, "Fracture / Tied", was almost entirely beat-driven with only rudimentary hints of melody.' - Resident Advisor


                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Starethrough
                                                                                                                                                                A2. Air Eyes

                                                                                                                                                                B1. Spangle
                                                                                                                                                                B2. Lux1 D1. Spangle (Autechre Remix)

                                                                                                                                                                C1. Fracture (EP Version)
                                                                                                                                                                C2. Tied

                                                                                                                                                                D2. Starethrough (Transition Mix) 

                                                                                                                                                                On Halloween 2014, the director and composer John Carpenter introduced the world to the next phase of his career with “Vortex,” the first single from Lost Themes, his first-ever solo record. In the months that followed, Lost Themes rightfully returned Carpenter to the forefront of the discussion of music and film’s crucial intersection. Carpenter’s foundational primacy and lasting influence on genre score work was both rediscovered and reaffirmed. So widespread was the acclaim for Lost Themes, that the composer was moved to embark on something he had never before entertained – playing his music live in front of an audience.

                                                                                                                                                                2016 will host the first ever John Carpenter tour and in true Carpenter spirit, a sequel to Lost Themes: Lost Themes II. The follow-up brings quite a few noticeable changes to the process, which result in an even more cohesive record. Lost Themes’ cowriters Cody Carpenter (John’s son) and Daniel Davies (John’s godson) both returned. Cody was recently also heard as a composer for Showtime’s Masters of Horror series (Cigarette Burns and Pro-Life), and NBC’s Zoo. Davies was a composer for NBC’s Zoo, as well as the motion picture Condemned.

                                                                                                                                                                All three brought in sketches and worked together in the same city, a luxury they weren’t afforded on the first Lost Themes. The result was a more focused effort, one that was completed on a compressed schedule — not unlike Carpenter’s classic, notoriously low-budget early films. The musical world of Lost Themes II is also a wider one than that of its predecessor. More electric and acoustic guitar help flesh out the songs, still driven by Carpenter’s trademark minimal synth.

                                                                                                                                                                Keep your eyes peeled for John and his co-writers to hit the road next year performing both lost and newly found themes, in addition to retrospective work from Mr. Carpenter’s multi-generational career. Long live the Horror Master.

                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                Barry says: Master of Kosmische synth-workouts and general synth-based sountracking legend John Carpenter returns here with the second instalment of his surprising 'not a soundtrack' offering from last year. More twinkling synths, motorik pulses and cavern-soaked reverbed drums. Though soundtracks have always been Carpenters raison d'etre, this outstanding expansion on his lost themes selections just goes to show that Carpenter is indeed the king of the cosmic.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Distant Dream (3:51)
                                                                                                                                                                2. White Pulse (4:21)
                                                                                                                                                                3. Persia Rising (3:40)
                                                                                                                                                                4.Angel’s Asylum (4:17)
                                                                                                                                                                5.Hofner Dawn (3:15)
                                                                                                                                                                6.Windy Death (3:40)
                                                                                                                                                                7.Dark Blues (4:16)
                                                                                                                                                                8.Virtual Survivor (3:58)
                                                                                                                                                                9.Bela Lugosi (3:23)
                                                                                                                                                                10. Last Sunrise (4:29)
                                                                                                                                                                11. Utopian Facade (3:48)
                                                                                                                                                                12.Real Xeno (4:30) (CD / Download Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                                                                Michael Small

                                                                                                                                                                The Parallax View OST

                                                                                                                                                                  Cinema Paradiso Recordings is proud to announce the release of the soundtrack to the motion picture 'The Parallax View', on vinyl for the first time ever, this coming April 30th 2021. Based on the book by Loren Singer, ‘The Parallax View’ is directed and produced by Alan J Pakula as the second instalment of his Political Paranoia trilogy - alongside Klute (1971) and All the President's Men (1976). With cinematography by Gordon Willis (The Godfather trilogy, Annie Hall) and starring Warren Beatty, this political thriller from 1974 is perhaps even more relevant today than it was back then.

                                                                                                                                                                  The legendary score by composer Michael Small is regarded as a benchmark in the sound of paranoia thrillers that dominated cinema in the 1970s, with revered film critic Pauline Kael hailing the film as an essential for all fans of the genre. Now, 47 years later, the soundtrack will finally be available to own on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                  The CPR edition of ‘The Parallax View’ soundtrack includes for the first time the infamous brainwashing scene, an influence on countless films and TV shows over the years. Notably, most recently with the Watchmen series and shows Mr Robot and Homecoming even using the music from the film. Whilst researching to gain approval for this usage we discovered from Jon Boorstin, (Assistant to Pakula on The Parallax View), that the unaccredited disembodied voice from the ‘Parallax Test’ scene belonged to director Pakula himself.

                                                                                                                                                                  The single vinyl comes with liner notes that include two essays by Scott Bettencourt and Alexander Kaplan (of Film Score Monthly), which provide a fascinating insight into the making of the film and an analysis of the score.

                                                                                                                                                                  “The Parallax View embodies a particularly paranoid moment for America, when assassination wounds were still fresh and the President’s bungling burglars were running him out of the White House. Michael Small’s music beautifully captures our hope, our dread, and our nostalgia for truer values. In the Parallax Test sequence, he brilliantly seduces the assassin in all of us. Watching this today, wrapped in Michael's music, what was once wild fantasy feels at least as credible as the pronouncements of our Kool-Aid drinking Congressmen. “

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Commission & Main Title
                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Morgue
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Sheriff's House
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Car Chase
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Testing Center
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Out To Sea
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Slide Of Art Austin Sleeps

                                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                                  1. Parallax Test
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Art In Cafeteria Suitcase Bomb
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Gunmen Search
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Joe's Final Run
                                                                                                                                                                  5. End Title

                                                                                                                                                                  Manu Dibango is probably the most famous musician from Cameroon and quite possibly one of the most internationally well-known African musicians ever. He is a most versatile musician, having played and recorded almost every style of music you care to mention - soul, reggae, jazz, spirituals, blues, African, electro.

                                                                                                                                                                  Dibango displays his virtuosity on vocals, saxophone, percussions, and keyboards in a set that attempts to pick up commercially where Soul Makossa ended. Most recording artists releasing albums in the late '70s included a disco tune, and Dibango is no exception; "Big Blow," a mighty slab of African funk, is his contribution to the style. A favorite is the instrumental "Dakar Street" which is African fusion-jazz at its finest, with its soundtrack-laced xylo jazz smoothness. The afrofunk, groove laden "Aloko Party", and the smooth progressive afro jazz of "Bayam Sell'am" have the same driving force that propelled "Soul Makossa" up the charts.. And the album finishes off with the Afrobeat grooves, punchy organ and layered guitars of the title track “Africadelic”. A true classic.”

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1.Big Blow
                                                                                                                                                                  2.Dakar Streets
                                                                                                                                                                  3.Aloko Party
                                                                                                                                                                  4.Bayam Sell'am
                                                                                                                                                                  5.Baobad Sun 7
                                                                                                                                                                  6.Afrovision
                                                                                                                                                                  7.Big Blow Extended Version

                                                                                                                                                                  Metronomy

                                                                                                                                                                  The English Riviera - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                    Metronomy’s career-changing album The English Riviera is turning ten years old.

                                                                                                                                                                    To celebrate, the band are re-issuing their much-loved album with six previously unreleased bonus tracks available for fans to stream and buy on 30th April 2021 via Because Music. The reissue will be available on limited edition and numbered heavyweight 180g vinyl with etched fantascope on side D. To mark the announcement, the Joseph Mount-fronted indie pop collective today have shared previously unheard bonus track ‘Picking Up For You’, listen now.

                                                                                                                                                                    Of the anniversary, Joe says “My first apartment in Paris had an almost comically perfect view of Montmartre and the Sacré-Cœur Basilica. In the shadow of the Sacré Coeur, with Barbès and the hill of Montmartre as a backdrop, I sat idly one day and wrote what would become one of Metronomy’s most popular songs.

                                                                                                                                                                    I was tinkering around with one of Marion’s keyboards and after a short while came up with the bit that gets stuck in your head; the der-de-der-der bit. I played around with it a little, hit a wall and thought ‘it’s not really Metronomy, is it’. Four months later, we finished recording The Look at the Smokehouse in London. We quite liked it, but that was about it. Then I distinctly remember the journalist Dave Simpson asking me about the song after we performed it for the first time at the Leeds Cockpit in January 2011. That was probably the moment I realised it had something about it.

                                                                                                                                                                    I still don’t know precisely what that something is, but when we perform The Look live and I hear thousands of people chanting the bit that gets stuck in your head back at me, der-de-der-der, it often brings a tear to my eye. It really is amazing what that seaside song and this whole album has done for Metronomy.”

                                                                                                                                                                    A love letter to the stretch of coast a stone's throw from where Joe grew up, The English Riviera marked a breakout moment in the band’s history that would lead them to global success and see them constantly developing their sound for a decade to come. The band are currently working on what will be their seventh album, due for release next year.

                                                                                                                                                                    Metronomy’s biggest album to date, The English Riviera was nominated for the Mercury Prize, is certified Gold in the UK and platinum in France, and upon release was met with wide scale critical acclaim: ranked as NME’s #2 album of the year (“a deep sea of ideas and imagination”), NYLON’s #2, Uncut’s #3, Mixmag’s #4, and #7 by The Guardian (“an assured, beguiling album”) among many other end of year lists. The English Riviera’s standout tracks ‘The Look’ and ‘The Bay’ remain Metronomy’s biggest and best recognised songs to date.


                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    The English Riviera
                                                                                                                                                                    We Broke Free
                                                                                                                                                                    Everything Goes My Way
                                                                                                                                                                    The Look
                                                                                                                                                                    She Wants
                                                                                                                                                                    Trouble
                                                                                                                                                                    The Bay
                                                                                                                                                                    Loving Arm
                                                                                                                                                                    Corinne
                                                                                                                                                                    Some Written
                                                                                                                                                                    Love Underlined
                                                                                                                                                                    Aquarius (outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                    Picking Up For You (outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                    French Organ (outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                    Friends (outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                    The Ballad Of The 17 Year Old (outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                    Jazz Odyssey (outtake)

                                                                                                                                                                    PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                    Uh Huh Her

                                                                                                                                                                      Reissue on vinyl of the sixth PJ Harvey studio album Uh Huh Her. The album was self-produced and originally released in May 2004. Uh Huh Her features the singles ‘The Letter’, ‘You Came Through’ and ‘Shame’. Reissue is faithful to the original recording and package, with cutting by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey producer Head.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Side One
                                                                                                                                                                      The Life And Death Of Mr. Badmouth
                                                                                                                                                                      Shame
                                                                                                                                                                      Who The Fuck?
                                                                                                                                                                      The Pocket Knife
                                                                                                                                                                      The Letter

                                                                                                                                                                      Side Two

                                                                                                                                                                      The Slow Drug
                                                                                                                                                                      No Child Of Mine
                                                                                                                                                                      Cat On The Wall
                                                                                                                                                                      You Come Through
                                                                                                                                                                      It’s You
                                                                                                                                                                      The End
                                                                                                                                                                      The Desperate Kingdom Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                      The Darker Days Of Me & Him

                                                                                                                                                                      Sleep

                                                                                                                                                                      Leagues Beneath / The Clarity - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                        A 4/20 surprise release from stoner rock progenitors SLEEP. This 2x12" single collection features both of Sleep's iconic 12" singles - 2014's The Clarity and 2018's Leagues Beneath - packaged together for maximum monolithic potency.

                                                                                                                                                                        Each 180g single has music on the A side and a new etching by artist Dave Kloc on the B side, plus all new artwork by Kloc on the gatefold LP jacket.

                                                                                                                                                                        A must-have for Sleep fans everywhere.

                                                                                                                                                                        Life Without Buildings

                                                                                                                                                                        Any Other City

                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Any Other City’ by Life Without Buildings, the only album recorded in their brief existence, will be repressed and available again from 23rd April 2021. Originally released on Tugboat Records (a Rough Trade affiliated label) in February 2001, ‘Any Other City’ has slowly become a widely admired cult album. Life Without Buildings formed in Glasgow in 1999, they existed for 3 years and then split in 2002, having released just one album and 3 double A –side singles, yet they’ve continued to build a strong underground following in the years since, which has culminated in copies of the original album on vinyl changing hands for exorbitant figures and numerous musicians citing it as a major influence and inspiration.

                                                                                                                                                                          Frontwoman Sue Tomkins’ unique vocal delivery which is somewhere between talking and singing, a kind of narrative, combined with the often spiky, course backing that the rest of the band provide, tends to prove magnetic after a few listens. Life Without Buildings managed to be utterly unique in the sound they made and ultimately that’s what has made this album’s reputation grow over time to be deemed absorbing, timeless and utterly essential listening.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          1. PS Exclusive
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Let’s Get Out
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Juno
                                                                                                                                                                          4. The Leanover
                                                                                                                                                                          5. Young Offenders
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Philip
                                                                                                                                                                          7. Envoys
                                                                                                                                                                          8. 14 Days
                                                                                                                                                                          9. New Town
                                                                                                                                                                          10. Sorrow

                                                                                                                                                                          Kohsuke Mine

                                                                                                                                                                          First

                                                                                                                                                                            BBE Music present the latest in the acclaimed J Jazz Masterclass Series: Kohsuke Mine ‘First’, the debut album by one of the leading artists in the new wave of modern jazz that swept Japan in the late 60s and early 70s. ‘First’ epitomises the shifting sound of the Japanese modern jazz scene of the time, characterised by rich textures and tones, kinetic rhythms, punctuated by urgent, angular melody lines. Reissued for the first time since original 1970 release, Mine is joined by master keyboard player Masabumi Kikuchi on electric piano, and two American players - bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Lenny McBrowne - to deliver one of the strongest debuts in the J Jazz canon. ‘First’ announced the arrival of a serious talent, one who was to be a hugely influential figure in the Japanese jazz scene across the decade that followed and beyond. ‘First’ established an artist who built a reputation for standout albums spanning spiritual jazz, post-bop, modal and funk-fusion. All of that started here, on this exemplary album. ‘First’ is issued on CD, digital and vinyl. The vinyl edition is presented as a double album, cut at 45rpm by the Grammy-nominated Carvery, with full original reproduction artwork, including obi strip. Both CD and vinyl comes with a 4500 word sleeve note and interview with Kohsuke Mine by Tony Higgins, plus artist portraits by Shigeru Uchiyama. J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Morning Tide
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Love Talken
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Straight No Chaser
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Mcphee
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Little Abbi
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Bar' L' Len

                                                                                                                                                                            Durutti Column

                                                                                                                                                                            Circuses And Bread - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                              Factory Benelux presents a remastered CD edition of Circuses and Bread, the seventh studio album by Manchester ensemble The Durutti Column. Originally released by Factory Benelux and Factory in 1986, the original 9 tracks have now been expanded with 6 bonus pieces. Self-produced by Vini Reilly at Strawberry and Revolution studios, the album saw Durutti playing as a quartet, with Reilly on guitar, vocals and keyboards, Bruce Mitchell in drums and percussion, John Metcalfe (viola) and Tim Kellett (trumpet). ‘The music ends up being very simple,’ Vini told NME. ‘People can dismiss it as being very simplistic, easy listening or whatever.

                                                                                                                                                                              It’s very honest, it’s very personal. People say it’s ambient, and it’s like Eno. I don’t like that, because the music’s made to be listened to, it’s not wallpaper.’ Of extended piece Blind Elevator Girl – Osaka, Vini adds: ‘The music really writes itself. For example, we’re in Osaka, in Japan, getting in this elevator. It’s very crowded with all these Japanese businessmen talking about distribution deals, and going on and on. On this lift was a beautiful Japanese girl, in an immaculate uniform. Each floor we arrived at, she’s starting talking Japanese, obviously saying what was on each floor. We went higher and higher, and finally we get to the top. And then, sort of walking out of the elevator, I suddenly realised she was blind... It got to me, this girl. It was incredible. So maybe a day later, I was thinking about that, and the whole tune came out. And every single piece of music is like that.’ Bonus tracks include Italian-only EP Greetings Three, scarce compilation track The Aftermath, and a previously unreleased working version of 1987 single Our Lady of the Angels produced by the late Stuart ‘Jammer’ James. Cover art retains the original design by 8vo. The remastered set is housed in 6 panel card digipack, with liner notes and rare band images. A double vintl version of FBN 154 will be issued in March 2021.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              1. For Pauline
                                                                                                                                                                              2. Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                              3. Dance II
                                                                                                                                                                              4. For Hilary
                                                                                                                                                                              5. Street Fight
                                                                                                                                                                              6. Royal Infirmary
                                                                                                                                                                              7. Black Horses
                                                                                                                                                                              8. Dance I
                                                                                                                                                                              9. Blind Elevator Girl - Osaka
                                                                                                                                                                              10. All That Love And Maths Can Do
                                                                                                                                                                              11. Florence Sunset
                                                                                                                                                                              12. San Giovanni Dawn
                                                                                                                                                                              13. For Friends In Italy
                                                                                                                                                                              14. The Aftermath
                                                                                                                                                                              15. Our Lady Of The Angels (Stu ‘Jammer’ James Mix)

                                                                                                                                                                              BMX Bandits

                                                                                                                                                                              Star Wars - 30th Anniversary Remaster

                                                                                                                                                                                To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of BMX Bandits seminal sophomore LP, Star Wars, Past Night From Glasgow will release the remastered album on vinyl to coincide with May 4th (Star Wars Day).

                                                                                                                                                                                Featuring the classic Bandits line up: Stuart, McAlinden, Blake, Kelly, Keen and MacDonald the album is jam packed full of chiming guitars and catchy choruses, not to mention the odd spectacular ballad.

                                                                                                                                                                                The sleeve has been updated (new wallpaper no less) and now features a die cut photo frame with an inner printed horse, how's that for classy updates?

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                1. Come Clean
                                                                                                                                                                                2. Think Tank
                                                                                                                                                                                3. Smile For Me
                                                                                                                                                                                4. Green Grow
                                                                                                                                                                                5. Retitled
                                                                                                                                                                                6. Life Goes On
                                                                                                                                                                                7. Disguise
                                                                                                                                                                                8. Students Of Life
                                                                                                                                                                                9. Extraordinary
                                                                                                                                                                                10. Do You Really Love Me?
                                                                                                                                                                                11. The Sailor's Song
                                                                                                                                                                                12. Star Wars

                                                                                                                                                                                Pink Floyd

                                                                                                                                                                                Live At Knebworth 1990

                                                                                                                                                                                  Pink Floyd Live At Knebworth 1990 for the first time on CD, double vinyl and digital platforms. This headline show was part of the star-studded 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth House, Hertfordshire that saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Mark Knopfler, Robert Plant (with Jimmy Page), Cliff Richard, Eric Clapton and Tears For Fears. Around 120,000 music fans saw these giants of rock appear on the hallowed stage of Knebworth, all in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, profits from which went towards setting up the BRIT School. The concert was broadcast globally on MTV.

                                                                                                                                                                                  This stunning live concert features many of the bands best known songs including Comfortably Numb, The Great Gig In The Sky, and Wish You Were Here. Alongside David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, the album also features original The Great Gig In The Sky vocalist Clare Torry, plus guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer and keyboard player and composer Michael Kamen.

                                                                                                                                                                                  David Gilmour and Andy Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert featuring all seven tracks performed on the day, and the album features new artwork shot by Floyd collaborator Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipgnosis and designed by Peter Curzon of Storm Studios. The concert, previously unreleased until it appeared on 2019’s Later Years box set, is now available as CD or double Vinyl set for the first time as a stand-alone album.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side A

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 The Great Gig In The Sky

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side B

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Wish You Were Here
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Sorrow

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side C

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Money

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side D

                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Comfortably Numb
                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Run Like Hell

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Selecter

                                                                                                                                                                                  Too Much Pressure (40th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Selecter were one of the key bands of the ska revival in the late 70’s and one of the few racially and sexually integrated bands on the scene. Vocalist Pauline Black wrote about sexism, racism, and social issues. Their debut release was the AA side of The Specials single ‘Gangsters’ in the summer of 1979, which only consisted of Neol Davies and John Bradbury (of The Specials) before quickly forming a full band by the end of the year. Releasing their follow up single ‘On My Radio’ which reached No. 6 in the UK charts. Their debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ was released in February 1980 and reached No. 5 in the UK charts. The album also included two further hit singles ‘Three Minute Hero’ and ‘Missing Words’.

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Three Minute Hero
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Everyday
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. They Make Me Mad
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Missing Words
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Danger
                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Street Feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                    7. My Collie (Not A Dog)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Too Much Pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Murder
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Out On The Streets
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Carry Go Bring Come
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Black And Blue 
                                                                                                                                                                                    6. James Bond

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bonus 7"
                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. On My Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Too Much Pressure

                                                                                                                                                                                    Deluxe CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Three Minute Hero
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Everyday
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. They Make Me Mad
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Missing Words
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Danger
                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Street Feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                    7. My Collie (Not A Dog)
                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Too Much Pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Murder
                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Out On The Streets
                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Carry Go Bring Come
                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Black And Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                    13. James Bond

                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc 2
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Selecter
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. On My Radio
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Too Much Pressure (Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Street Feeling (Outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. They Make Me Mad (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Carry Go Bring Come (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Danger (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Street Feeling (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Three Minute Hero (Alt Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Missing Words (Single Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Carry Go Bring Come (Live At Tiffany's / B Side)
                                                                                                                                                                                    12. A Live Injection / Mony Mony / Too Much Pressure (Soundcheck)
                                                                                                                                                                                    13. The Whisper
                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Train To Skaville
                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Cool Blue Lady (Outtake)
                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Train To Skaville (Extended Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                    17. On My Radio (Ready Mix Radio)

                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc 3
                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Murder (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Out On The Streets (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    3. James Bond (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Sweet Collie (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Street Feeling (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Everyday (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    7. The Selecter (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Danger (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    9. They Make Me Mad (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Carry Go Bring Come (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    11. On My Radio (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Too Much Pressure (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Three Minute Hero (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
                                                                                                                                                                                    14. Black And Blue (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
                                                                                                                                                                                    15. Missing Words (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Train To Skaville (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Who

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Who Sell Out

                                                                                                                                                                                      Released in December 1967 – the album reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalised as the moment when the counterculture and the ‘Love Generation’ went global, 1967 produced tremendous musical upheavals as “pop” metamorphosed to “rock”.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally planned by Pete Townshend and the band’s managers, as a loose concept album including jingles and commercials linking the songs styled as a Radio London broadcast – born out of necessity as the band’s managers wanted a new album and there weren’t enough songs.

                                                                                                                                                                                      The original plan was to sell advertising space on the album – Jaguar cars, Coca-Cola etc. The jingles pay tribute to the pirate radio stations and expose the myths of ‘pop-culture’ and mock consumer society – way ahead of their time…

                                                                                                                                                                                      The homage to pop-art is evident in both the advertising jingles and the iconic sleeve design – created by David King (art director at the Sunday Times) and Roger Law (who invented Spitting Image) producing four giant images for each band member – Odorono deodorant, Medac spot cream, Charles Atlas and Heinz baked beans (Roger apparently caught pneumonia from sitting in the cold beans for too long).

                                                                                                                                                                                      Photography by renowned portrait photographer David Montgomery (rare out-takes included)

                                                                                                                                                                                      The album is a bold depiction of the period in which it was made – the tail-end of the ‘swinging-60s’ meets pop-art mixed with psychedelia and straight-ahead pop craft. It’s glorious blend of classic powerful Who instrumentation, melodic harmonies, satirical lyrical imagery crystallised for what was only the group’s third album – the ambition and scope is unrivalled by the Who, or any others from that period.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Within the bold concept, were a batch of fabulous and diverse songs – I Can See for Miles (a Top Ten hit) is a Who classic, Rael, a Townshend ‘mini-opera’ with musical motifs that reappeared in Tommy and the psychedelic blast of Armenia City in the Sky and Relax are among the very best material of the 1960s.

                                                                                                                                                                                      One of the most extraordinary albums of any era – it’s The Who’s last ‘pop’ album. Two years later came Tommy – a double concept album about a deaf, dumb and blind kid…

                                                                                                                                                                                      “We were hoping to get free Jaguars. We got fifty tins of free Baked Beans”

                                                                                                                                                                                      Pete Townshend

                                                                                                                                                                                      Porridge Radio

                                                                                                                                                                                      Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers

                                                                                                                                                                                        Back by popular demand, Memorials of Distinction is rereleasing Porridge Radio's shed-recorded debut album.

                                                                                                                                                                                        This comes after a year in which Porridge Radio's Every Bad, their first on Secretly Canadian, led to top reviews in Pitchfork, The Guardian, NME, The Times, The Quietus, Clash, Uncut, Q, The Independent, LOBF, DIY, Stereogum, Paste, Vice, amongst others, and then being shortlisted as one of the Hyundai Mercury Prize's 12 Albums of 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Porridge Radio started as Dana Margolin’s bedroom project, but grew to a Brighton-based band who, on this debut, inelegantly knotted together tender melodic pop songs with vicious and furious emotional outpour. After a series of home-recorded solo demos and the growing legend of their live shows on the UK DIY scene, they originally released this lofi debut full band LP in 2016. The album documents struggles with life, love and boredom - spelt out with sticky fingers by five idiot savants. RP&OF's lyrics, title and artwork, as well as the group's name, brings to mind a certain scrapbook absurdism at the core of Porridge Radio's earlier work. Faced with the dark abyss of existence, Margolin and co. scrape together some value from the nonsensical and the pointless, and then cling to it, giggling, for dear life

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        A1 Danish Pastry Lyrics
                                                                                                                                                                                        A2 Lemonade
                                                                                                                                                                                        A3 Barks Like A Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                        A4 Walking The Cow (Daniel Johnston Cover)
                                                                                                                                                                                        A5 Can U Hear Me Now?
                                                                                                                                                                                        B1 Sorry
                                                                                                                                                                                        B2 Worms
                                                                                                                                                                                        B3 And I Was Like
                                                                                                                                                                                        B4 Eugh
                                                                                                                                                                                        B5 Our Love Is Shrinking Down

                                                                                                                                                                                        Vinyl reissue of Future Sound of London’s seminal album, "Dead Cities". Marking 25 years since its original release this cult album is pressed on vinyl for the first time since its 1996 release.

                                                                                                                                                                                        “Herd Killing” and “We Have Explosive (Herd Killing mix)” both feature several samples from the Run DMC album Tougher Than Leather. Title track “Dead Cities” contains a vocal sample at the beginning of Laurence Fishburne from the film Deep Cover. Single “My Kingdom” features a vocal sample of “Rachael’s Song” (aka “Rachel’s Song”) by Vangelis, from the Blade Runner soundtrack .

                                                                                                                                                                                        The album charted in the UK top 40 with “My Kingdom” & “We Have Explosive” both entering the UK singles chart in the top 15.

                                                                                                                                                                                        A deadly mix of warped breakbeats, cinematic moods and adrenelin-triggering sfx and synthesis; it's world's apart from the acid house revellry of "Papua New Guinea" and a much more challenging, if rewarding and immersive experience...

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                        Herd Killing
                                                                                                                                                                                        Dead Cities
                                                                                                                                                                                        Her Face Forms In Summertime
                                                                                                                                                                                        We Have Explosive

                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                        Everyone In The World Is Doing Something Without Me
                                                                                                                                                                                        My Kingdom
                                                                                                                                                                                        Max
                                                                                                                                                                                        Antique Toy

                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                        Quagmire/In A State Of Permanent Abyss
                                                                                                                                                                                        Glass

                                                                                                                                                                                        Side D
                                                                                                                                                                                        Yage
                                                                                                                                                                                        Vit Drowning/Through Your Gills I Breathe
                                                                                                                                                                                        First Death In The Family

                                                                                                                                                                                        Goldie

                                                                                                                                                                                        Timeless (25 Year Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                        Goldie's critically acclaimed drum & bass opus from 1995, remastered and expanded with rareties and new remixes!

                                                                                                                                                                                        25 years old, this complex debut album founded a new chapter in the history of the electronic genre originally reaching no. 7 in the charts and has since been celebrated for its unique blend of sublime strings, beautiful atmospheres and sophisticated vocals. Inarguably an ambitious blueprint at the time; Goldie’s production fashioned the edgy rhythms and bass of jungle into a newly futuristic model, now globally admired as drum & bass.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thsi special edition feature rarities and remixes unearthed from Goldie’s personal archive. Remastered with Goldie overseeing the process himself. 


                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        Disc 1

                                                                                                                                                                                        A Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        1-1a Inner City Life
                                                                                                                                                                                        1-1b Pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                        1-1c Jah

                                                                                                                                                                                        B Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        B1 Saint Angel
                                                                                                                                                                                        B2 State Of Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                        B3 This Is A Bad



                                                                                                                                                                                        Disc 2

                                                                                                                                                                                        C Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        C1 Sea Of Tears
                                                                                                                                                                                        C2 Jah The Seventh Seal
                                                                                                                                                                                        D Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        D1 A Sense Of Rage (Sensual V.I.P. Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                        D2 Still Life
                                                                                                                                                                                        D3 Angel


                                                                                                                                                                                        Disc 3

                                                                                                                                                                                        E Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        E1 Adrift
                                                                                                                                                                                        E2 Kemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                        E3 You & Me
                                                                                                                                                                                        F Side:
                                                                                                                                                                                        F1 Sensual
                                                                                                                                                                                        F2 Kemistry

                                                                                                                                                                                        The Nightingales

                                                                                                                                                                                        Pigs On Purpose

                                                                                                                                                                                          The first vinyl pressing since 1983 on double blue vinyl with new liner notes. Ripe for rediscovery the sought-after and much acclaimed debut album from seminal Birmingham post punk revolutionaries The Nightingales. This newly expanded ‘Pigs On Purpose’ is remastered by Stuart Moxham with the addition of early demos and non-album singles from this period. The reissue coincides with new ‘King Rocker’ documentary celebrating the life of lead singer Robert Lloyd – a film by Michael Cumming (Brass Eye, Toast Of London), comedian Stewart Lee and James Nicholls (Fire Films, Fire Records).

                                                                                                                                                                                          An early punk classic, The Nightingales' debut was a strange transmission released as the musical landscape was changing. They were the last important band with roots in the first blossoming of punk and became a major influence upon the explosion of mid-80s indie labels and associated bands.

                                                                                                                                                                                          “A perfect example of out-of-sync genius” AllMusic

                                                                                                                                                                                          “Robert Lloyd's deadpan, elegantly hilarious lyrics make Sistine Chapel shapes of mundane provincial minutiae.” The Times

                                                                                                                                                                                          “When it comes to outsider artists, Robert Lloyd is the living embodiment of the term.” Record Collector

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 1

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 Blood For Dirt
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Start From Scratch
                                                                                                                                                                                          3 One Mistake
                                                                                                                                                                                          4 Well Done Underdog
                                                                                                                                                                                          5 The Crunch
                                                                                                                                                                                          6 The Hedonists Sigh
                                                                                                                                                                                          7 It Lives Again

                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 2

                                                                                                                                                                                          8 Make Good
                                                                                                                                                                                          9 Don't Blink
                                                                                                                                                                                          10 Joking Apart
                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Yeah, It's Okay
                                                                                                                                                                                          12 Use Your Loaf
                                                                                                                                                                                          13 Blisters

                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 3

                                                                                                                                                                                          14 Bristol Road Leads To Dachau (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          15 Hark My Love (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          16 Nowhere To Return (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          17 Blisters (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          18 Idiot Strength
                                                                                                                                                                                          19 Seconds

                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 4

                                                                                                                                                                                          20 The Crunch (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          21 The Hedonists Sigh (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                          22 Inside Out
                                                                                                                                                                                          23 Under The Lash
                                                                                                                                                                                          24 Paraffin Brain
                                                                                                                                                                                          25 Elvis, The Last Ten Days

                                                                                                                                                                                          Bonus Tracks On DL Only

                                                                                                                                                                                          1 My Brilliant Career (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                          2 Which Hi-Fi? (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                          3 Paraffin Brain (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                          4 Use Your Loaf (live)

                                                                                                                                                                                          In 1981, Piper grooved onto the City Pop scene with their album debut "I’m Not In Love", cementing their smooth blend of soft rock and soulful funk that became a staple of the albums that followed and instantly acquiring a devoted fanbase that still exists today.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The blueprint for what was to come is evident here in the aural form: cocktails by the pool & cool ’80s shades, mixed with a disco dancefloor sensibility that is just so infectious it can only be Piper.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Now in 2021, Ship to Shore is proud to announce that I’m Not In Love will now be available on vinyl for the first time in 40 years in this limited edition pressing!


                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          I’m Not In Love
                                                                                                                                                                                          Lavender Trips
                                                                                                                                                                                          Far Away
                                                                                                                                                                                          Funny Face
                                                                                                                                                                                          Love Song
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                          Zenny
                                                                                                                                                                                          I Love You
                                                                                                                                                                                          Lovely Night
                                                                                                                                                                                          Kugatsu No Sora
                                                                                                                                                                                          Tobenai Tori
                                                                                                                                                                                          Fuyu No Okurinomo

                                                                                                                                                                                          A pan-American melting pot of hypnotic afro-cuban rhythms, frenetic batucadas and fiery sambas, Mora I & II are holy grails of latin jazz, masterminded by an unsung hero of the genre. Born in Washington DC, 1947, Francisco Mora Jr is the eldest child of two highly prominent Mexican artists, Francisco Mora Sr and Elizabeth Catlett, to whom this project was dedicated. Being born into a mixed heritage bohemian family provided Mora Jr with what he called a “creative, progressive, and healthy arts environment”, building the foundations for a fascinating career journey ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mora grew up in Mexico City where he began working as a session musician for Capitol Records in 1968, before moving to study at Berklee Music College in Boston, MA in 1970. Once he’d completed his studies in 1973, he very briefly returned to Mexico City with the best intentions of cultivating an avant-garde movement in the city, but when the Sun Ra Arkestra came to perform, Mora ended up leaving with the band to tour the world for the next seven years, a decent innings within a group famous for its constantly evolving line up.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Settling in Detroit after his years with the Arkestra, Francisco set to work on his selftitled debut, gathering an ensemble of musicians that included keyboardist Kenny Cox, founder of the legendary Strata Records, esteemed bassist Rodney Whitaker of the Roy Hargrove Quintet and percussionists Jerome Le Duff, Alberto Nacif, and Emile Borde. The album openly embraces and unites the broad spectrum of improvisation, rhythm, and jazz that has thrived throughout the American continents for centuries. In Mora’s own words the album intended to “manifest the African heritage presence in the American continent.”

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          Prelude “Welcome”
                                                                                                                                                                                          Afra Jum
                                                                                                                                                                                          Rumba Morena
                                                                                                                                                                                          Five A.M.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Samba De Amor
                                                                                                                                                                                          Cultural Warrior 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Epilogue - Conga “Hasta La Vista”

                                                                                                                                                                                          Part two of this incredible Francisco Mora Catlett piece sees wife Teresa Mora on vocals and trumpet legend Marcus Belgrave. “Mora I & II” are holy grails of Latin jazz, masterminded by an unsung hero of the genre. Born in Washington DC, 1947, Francisco Mora Jr is the eldest child of two highly prominent Mexican artists, Francisco Mora Sr and Elizabeth Catlett, to whom this project was dedicated. Being born into a mixed heritage bohemian family provided Mora Jr with what he called a ‘creative, progressive, and healthy arts environment’, building the foundations for a fascinating career journey ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mora grew up in Mexico City where he began working as a session musician for Capitol Records in 1968, before moving to study at Berklee Music College in Boston, MA in 1970. Once he’d completed his studies in 1973, he very briefly returned to Mexico City with the best intentions of cultivating an avant-garde movement in the city, but when the Sun Ra Arkestra came to perform, Mora ended up leaving with the band to tour the world for the next seven years, a decent innings within a group famous for its constantly evolving line up.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Settling in Detroit after his years with the Arkestra, Francisco set to work on his selftitled debut, gathering an ensemble of musicians that included keyboardist Kenny Cox, founder of the legendary Strata Records, esteemed bassist Rodney Whitaker of the Roy Hargrove Quintet and percussionists Jerome Le Duff, Alberto Nacif, and Emile Borde. The album openly embraces and unites the broad spectrum of improvisation, rhythm, and jazz that has thrived throughout the American continents for centuries. In Mora’s own words the album intended to ‘manifest the African heritage presence in the American continent.’


                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          Afra Jum
                                                                                                                                                                                          Amazona
                                                                                                                                                                                          Amazona Prelude
                                                                                                                                                                                          Dawn
                                                                                                                                                                                          Samba Conga Do Amor
                                                                                                                                                                                          Por Que Paro 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Afra Jum 
                                                                                                                                                                                          Old Man Joe 
                                                                                                                                                                                          El Morro

                                                                                                                                                                                          Guided By Voices

                                                                                                                                                                                          Under The Bushes Under The Stars

                                                                                                                                                                                            Guided By Voices’ long out-of-print ninth studio album repressed on vinyl - originally released in 1996 as the follow up to the breakthrough Alien Lanes, Under The Bushes Under The Stars further cemented GBV as one of rock music’s most lauded contributors

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                            Man Called Aerodynamics
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rhine Jive Click
                                                                                                                                                                                            Cut-Out Witch
                                                                                                                                                                                            Burning Flag Birthday Suit
                                                                                                                                                                                            The Official Ironmen Rally Song
                                                                                                                                                                                            To Remake The Young Flyer
                                                                                                                                                                                            No Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                            Bright Paper Werewolves
                                                                                                                                                                                            Lord Of Overstock
                                                                                                                                                                                            Your Name Is Wild
                                                                                                                                                                                            Ghosts Of A Different Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                            Acorns & Orioles
                                                                                                                                                                                            Look At Them
                                                                                                                                                                                            The Perfect Life
                                                                                                                                                                                            Underwater Explosions
                                                                                                                                                                                            Atom Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                            Don't Stop Now
                                                                                                                                                                                            Office Of Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                            Big Boring Wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                            It's Like Soul Man
                                                                                                                                                                                            Drag Days
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sheetkickers
                                                                                                                                                                                            Redmen And Their Wives
                                                                                                                                                                                            Take To The Sky

                                                                                                                                                                                            Tunng

                                                                                                                                                                                            Mother’s Daughter And Other Songs - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                              The first Tunng album!

                                                                                                                                                                                              Originally released in 2005 on the magnificent Static Caravan (VAN88V), this is the first time this beloved album has been available on vinyl since 2006. Lovingly restored from the original masters, re-cut in December 2020.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Back in 2003, Sam Genders and Mike Lindsay were introduced by a mutual friend at a gig Sam was playing. Mike had a strange studio underneath a woman’s clothes shop in Soho at the time, and after some discussion, Sam asked if he could record an EP there.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mike agreed, and after a while played Sam some ideas he’d been working on, fusing his vision of electronica and acoustic paganistic folk music. He then asked Sam if he’d sing on one, and then another one…and then another one. The pair began to write songs together from this point, and became totally immersed in this new album project, which would later come to be known as Mother’s Daughter and Other Songs.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Inspiration for the name “tunng” came from electronic artists Mike was into at the time – Mum, Isan, Benge. From here, the pair sent CD-Rs to labels, and Static Caravan got back immediately, signing on a handshake deal. “Tale From Black” was released on 7” in 2004 and became a favourite of John Peel’s. The album itself came out in Jan 2005 and it was from here that Tunng was made complete. Made up of friends the pair had made in London, Tunng now included Phil Winter (electronics), Ashley Bates (nylon string guitar), Becky Jacobs (vocals / melodica) and Martin Smith (sea shells, bear’s toenails, clarinet, keys). Seventeen years, a few mini world tours, a million festivals and 7 albums later the band are still making music together.

                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: Well well, this long awaited gem is finally here and it honestly sounds as good as the day it came out. One of the forefathers of the 'Folktronica' movement and consistently excellent to this day, this is an absolutely essential addition to any collection. It's a definite yes from me.

                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Mother’s Daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                              2. People Folk
                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Out The Window With The Window
                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Beautiful And Light
                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Tale From Black
                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Song Of The Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Kinky Vans
                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Fair Doreen
                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Code Breaker
                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Surprise Me 44

                                                                                                                                                                                              Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                                                                                                                                                                                              Keyboard Fantasies - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                35th anniversary reissue of legendary Canadian/American singer, composer and transgender activist Beverly Glenn-Copeland’s beloved seminal work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                An ahead-of-it’s-time synth exploration which somehow combines the essence of new-age minimalism, early Detroit techno and the warmth of traditional songwriting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                His third album, Keyboard Fantasies was originally self-released on cassette in 1986. Initially over-looked by mainstream media, it caught the ear of a Japanese collector who contacted the artist in 2015 and asked for copies to sell. These sold out instantly and led to more copies being distributed… and multiple offers from record labels.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Features stunning alternative cover artwork + liner notes by Robyn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Only the second time the album has been repressed (and previous repress was very limited), LP edition is housed in a gatefold sleeve with spot gloss to the cover, with printed inner sleeve, 180g black vinyl + download code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                First time the album has been available on CD. This format is a digi-sleeve with spot gloss to the cover + 8-page booklet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Ever New
                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Winter Astral
                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Let Us Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Slow Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Old Melody
                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Sunset Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Twenty-Seven Points: Live 92-95 (Live)

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Twenty Seven Points is an album of live recordings made by the Fall between 1991 and 1995. Often seen by fans as one of the only ‘proper’ Fall albums, the recordings capture the chaotic atmosphere of the band’s live shows (complete with onstage mishaps and walk offs).

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Featuring performances of songs from across the Fall’s back catalogue including ‘Big New Prinz ’, ‘Lost in Music’ and ‘Mr Pharmacist’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Back on vinyl for the first time in nearly 25 years, this new edition is pressed on two 140g clear vinyl and housed

                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Mollusc In Tyrol
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Return
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Ladybird (Green Grass)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Idiot Walk Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Ten Points
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Idiot Joy Showland
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Big New Prinz

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Intro Roadhouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Joke
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. M.H.'s Jokes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. British People In Hot Weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Free Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Hi Tension Line
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. The League Of Bald-Headed Men

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. 95: Glam Racket / Star
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Lost In Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Prague '91 / Mr. Pharmacist
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Cloud Of Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Paranoia Man In Cheap Sh *t Room
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Bounces Leeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Outro

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Passable (A Past Gone Mad)
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Glasgow Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Middle Class Revolt - Simon, Dave & John
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Bill Is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Strychnine
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. War!
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Noel's Chemical Effluence

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Flamingods

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Levitation - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Inspired largely by the disco, funk and psychedelic sounds coming out of the Middle East and South Asia in the 70s, the album channels these influences through a vision soaked in mysticism, positivity and sun-drenched imagery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    During the process of writing and recording ‘Levitation’, Flamingods for the first time in four years found themselves living in the same continent, it’s this new unified feel that defines the confident and eclectic sound of the album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘Levitation’ is the follow-up to Flamingods’ breakthrough 2016 album ‘Majesty’ and follows their ‘Kewali’ EP release for Moshi Moshi in 2017 and a one-off release with Dan Carey for his Speedy Wunderground singles club. During this time they’ve performed live sessions at 6Music (with Gilles Peterson & Lauren Laverne), KEXP, Boiler Room and have been travelling the globe spreading their exotic psychedelia to the masses and getting people dancing from Austin to Amsterdam.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Paradise Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Koray
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Marigold
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Astral Plane
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Peaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moonshine On Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Olympia
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Club Coco
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mantra East
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nizwa
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Levitation

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Father John Misty

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fear Fun - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Father John Misty is the nom-de-plume of Josh Tillman, who has been recording and releasing solo albums under his own name since 2003 and who recently left Seattle’s Fleet Foxes after playing drums with them from 2008-2011.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      When discussing Father John Misty, Tillman paraphrases Philip Roth: “‘It’s all of me and none of me, if you can’t see that, you won’t get it.’”

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Fear Fun’, Father John Misty’s album from 2012 and now available again through Sub Pop, began gestating during what Tillman describes as an “immobilizing period of depression” in his former Seattle home, when he had lost interest in songwriting and wound up finding his voice by writing a novel. After breaking from Seattle and settling in a spider-infested Laurel Canyon treehouse, Tillman spent months demoing songs, eventually liberating himself from his creative impasse. With the help of LA producer/songwriter/pal Jonathan Wilson, a wealth of talented musicians kicking around LA and producer Phil Ek (who everyone knows has worked with Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, Fleet Foxes), ‘Fear Fun’ blossomed into a fully-formed expression of Tillman’s unrestrained vision.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Fear Fun’ consists of such disparate elements as Waylon Jennings, Harry Nilsson, Arthur Russell, All Things Must Pass and Physical Graffiti, often within the same song. Tillman’s voice has never been better and often sounds like Roy Orbison at his most joyous, while the music maintains a dark, mysterious yet playful, almost Dionysian quality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyrically, his absurdist fever dreams of pain and pleasure elicit, in equal measures, the blunt descriptive power of Bukowski or Brautigan, the hedonist-philosophy of Oscar Wilde and the dried-out wit of Loudon Wainwright III.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Funtimes In Babylon
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nancy From Now On
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings
                                                                                                                                                                                                      I’m Writing A Novel
                                                                                                                                                                                                      O I Long To Feel Your Arms Around Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Misty’s Nightmares 1 & 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Only Son Of The Ladiesman
                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is Sally Hatchet
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Well, You Can Do It Without Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now I’m Learning To Love The War
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tee Pees 1-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Everyman Needs A Companion

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Highway 61 Revisited - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the 'We Are Legacy' label - "Highway 61 Revisited" is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on August 30, 1965 by Columbia Records. Having until then recorded mostly acoustic music, Dylan used rock musicians as his backing band on every track of the album, except for the closing track, the 11-minute ballad "Desolation Row".

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Critics have focused on the innovative way Dylan combined driving, blues-based music with the subtlety of poetry to create songs that captured the political and cultural chaos of contemporary America. Author Michael Gray has argued that, in an important sense, the 1960s "started" with this album. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tame Impala

                                                                                                                                                                                                        InnerSpeaker - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                          To celebrate the 10th anniversary of its release, Tame Impala present a deluxe, 4LP reissue of their debut album InnerSpeaker. Recorded in 2009 in Western Australia, InnerSpeaker is a psychedelic rock explosion that explores the joy of solitary creativity. triple j called it a “spiralling, trippy adventure”, while Pitchfork’s Zach Kelly said, “it's difficult to be so plugged-in to a vintage feel without the music seeming time-capsuled, but the band's vibrance help these songs sound very much alive.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                          InnerSpeaker received critical acclaim upon its release: it won Australian Album of the Year at the j awards and Rolling Stone’s Album of the Year, received multiple ARIA award nominations, was labelled ‘Best New Music’ by Pitchfork, and has since been featured in multiple lists of the Best Albums of the 2010s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lp 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. It Is Not Meant To Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Desire Be Desire Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Alter Ego
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Lucidity
                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?
                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Solitude Is Bliss

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lp 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Jeremy’s Storm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Expectation
                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. The Bold Arrow Of Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Runway Houses City Clouds
                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. I Don’t Really Mind

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lp 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Alter Ego
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Runway Houses City Clouds
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?
                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. It Is Not Meant To Be

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lp 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Demos/ideas
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Jam With Sav

                                                                                                                                                                                                          South

                                                                                                                                                                                                          From Here On In - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                            South announce the 20th anniversary re-cut of the cult-classic debut album ‘From Here On In’. They called themselves South as a statement; an act of bravado. Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough. Manchester bands had dominated for two decades, be it the Smiths, New Order, the Stone Roses, the Happy Mondays, and of course Oasis. Now it was the turn of three lads from North London. Move over Madchester. Although commercial success eluded them in the UK, South soared abroad - notably in the US, Germany and Japan. They toured the world with Elbow - one night South would top the bill, the next night it would be Elbow's turn. Guy Garvey would always dedicate a song to them from the stage "because they're real". In the US, their prominence was partly due to the fact that they composed the soundtrack to the smash gangster movie Sexy Beast, and that their biggest single Paint The Silence featured on the teen drama TV series The OC. When South split up in 2008 – four albums and a decade down the line - they had a back catalogue to be proud of.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            And twenty years on from its release, their debut album From Here On In sounds as fresh as the day it was first pressed in 2001. Despite the swagger in their name, South couldn't have been less laddish or pugilistic. All three were quietly spoken, thoughtful, serious minded. They originally saw themselves as an electronic act, before morphing into a crusty-haired grunge band. They got a regular spot at the St Moritz Club on the legendary Wardour Street in 1998 and evolved again - less thrashing, more acoustic, tingling guitars, and sublime harmonies. Within weeks of starting at the St Moritz they had signed a publishing deal with Warner Chappell, before James Lavelle signed them to Mo'Wax.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            For all that South eschewed the North, they would have been perfectly at home in Manchester. You can hear the influences of the great Manchester bands on From Here On In - the tender Gallagheresque ballad Keep Close; the gorgeous Paint the Silence nodding to the Stone Roses. Yet at the same time they brought so much extra to the party - dance beats in thumping rock rock songs; acoustic ballads that blaze ferociously. The reviews were sensational, particularly in America. "The tempos were stately. the lyrics suitably doleful and warmhearted," said the New York Times. The Chicago Tribune eulogised about "the dreamy atmospheric mix of pensive acoustic songcraft and electronic soundscaping."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meanwhile Billboard said: "Every now and then a band comes along that prides itself on not fully ascribing to any one musical philosophy. Welcome to the world of north London's South." From Here On In was the perfect post-modern album - ballads to rave to, dance tracks to mourn to, pop rock, electro-rock, folk-rock, instrumental rock, prog rock, and even occasionally rock rock. In many ways the album was decades ahead of itself. Perhaps its time has come now.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1.Broken Head (I)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            2.Paint The Silence
                                                                                                                                                                                                            3.Keep Close
                                                                                                                                                                                                            4.I Know What You're Like
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5.All In For Nothing (Reprise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            6.Here On In
                                                                                                                                                                                                            7.Run On Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                            8.Broken Head (II)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            9.Sight Of Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                            10.By The Time You Catch Your Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                            11.Live Between The Lines (Back Again)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            12.Recovered Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                            13.Southern Climbs
                                                                                                                                                                                                            14.By The Time You Catch Your Heart (Reprise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                            15.All In For Nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            16.Broken Head (III)

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tom Brock

                                                                                                                                                                                                            I Love You More And More - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Re-issue of a soul masterpiece from 1974. 'I Love You More and More' by Tom Brock was Tom's only solo album release, but what a beautiful classic it is.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              For some, it is up there in the pantheon alongside their all-time treasured soul favourites such as Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On'. Produced by the legend Barry White and released on 20th Century Records in 1974, it features the lush hallmark orchestration, heartfelt songs, and funky yet slick playing you'd expect from a White production. Like a dusting of sugar onto the top of the cake, the record also features the stunning arrangements of the great pianist, arranger, composer, and producer Gene Page, whose musical career left an impressive and prolific legacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              'I Love You More and More' received another lease of life when it was resurrected for a new audience after having been sampled by Jay-Z, Mos Def, C.L. Smooth, and others. The record is solid throughout, but the song 'There's Nothing in This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You' proved to be an extra-bright star in the sky and it formed the base to Jay-Z's 2001 hit 'Girls, Girls, Girls'. The sampling of Tom's work triggered the collectors, diggers and DJs to explore his record and to transfer their passion for it onto their followers too. Tom Brock passed away in 2002, but left behind his sensational soulful voice on a handful of amazing dusty 7" singles, several assorted productions recorded by other artists, and this absolute winner of an album, which will be cherished for years to come.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Have A Nice Weekend Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. The Love We Share Is The Greatest Of Them All
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. There’s Nothing In This World That Can Stop Me From Loving You
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. I Love You More And More
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Naked As The Day I Was Born
                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. That’s The Reason Why (I'll Love You Until The Day I Die)
                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Shame Me, Wake Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. If We Don’t Make It Nobody Can

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OST Goodbye Emmanuelle - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                When I think I refused the first one, what an unconsciousness! "It was in these terms that Serge Gainsbourg expressed, in 1977, his joy at seeing his talents as a composer finally associated with the adventures of Emmanuelle, embodied on screen by the sensual Sylvia Kristel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                For a long time, he bit his fingers for declining the offer to compose the soundtrack for the first part of the erotic saga. In France, only one 45 rpm appeared on Philips in 1977, regrouping the song "Goodbye Emmanuelle" and the instrumental "Emmanuelle and the Sea".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                However, Goodbye Emmanuelle's soundtrack was released in October 1977 as a nine-track LP reserved for the Asian market (Japan and Hong Kong). Enriched with two bonus tracks, this extremely rare LP is finally available in the UK. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                OST Madame Claude - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Directed by Just Jaeckin, the creator of Emmanuelle, starring Françoise Fabian, Madame Claude is inspired by the fictionalized memories of Fernande Grudet, the sulphurous instigator of the most famous luxury prostitution network in Pompidolian France.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The totally disco-funk Original soundtrack of this film released on screens in 1977 from Serge Gainsbourg is sublimated by the immense arranger- Jean-Pierre Sabar". Without forgetting the generic song of Madame Claude “Yesterday, Yes a Day” interpreted by Jane Birkin. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Age Steppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Age Steppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The landmark first album on the On-U Sound label, this self-titled debut announced a gathering of the tribes: producer Adrian Sherwood bringing together members of the Slits, the Pop Group, the Flying Lizards and the Raincoats and getting them to collaborate with the likes of the Roots Radics’ Style Scott, Creation Rebel’s Crucial Tony, and Aswad’s George Oban to form a potent post-punk/dub fusion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The albums two highest peaks are brilliantly realised interpretations of Jamaican classics - Junior Byles’ “Fade Away” and Bim Sherman’s “Love Forever”, Ari Up’s vocal transporting the dread warning and lovers rock vibes to the icy hallways of early-80s London squatland. Elsewhere Mark Stewart marshalls an early version of his “Crazy Dreams and High Ideals” (later re-versioned with the Maffia), music journalist Vivien Goldman voices caustic album closer “Private Armies” (originally a b-side to her Launderette single), and all sorts of strange noises and rhythmic murk bridge the gaps, the instrumentals falling somewhere between a late night studio session at Channel One and the kinds of experimental soundscapes being explored at the time by Industrial Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A certified classic of the era back on wax for the first time in 40 years and an essential addition to any post-punk record collection. Includes download card and printed inner with new sleevenotes and interviews by Oli Warwick.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A1. Fade Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A2. Radial Drill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A3. State Assembly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A4. Crazy Dreams And High Ideals


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B1. Abderhamane’s Demise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B2. Animal Space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B3. Love Forever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B4. Private Armies

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Age Steppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Foundation Steppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The third New Age Steppers arrived in 1983 and marked a sea change in approach, a warmer sounding record than the two thrilling-but-abrasive LPs that had preceded it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Part of this was down to frontwoman Ari Up moving to Jamaica and instigating proceedings with a session at the legendary Channel One with Style Scott and a JA horn section, before bringing the tapes back to London for Adrian Sherwood to work on. The other big factor was bringing in Bim Sherman to step up to the mic on several tracks, after interpreting some of his material on the previous albums. His distinctive croon works as the perfect foil to Ari’s own vocal takes, and the resulting album is perhaps the closest the collective got to laying down an album that is identifiably roots reggae, albeit still breaking tradition with colourful synth tones and a post-punk production sensibility.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First time available on vinyl since original release, includes download card and printed inner featuring new sleevenotes and interviews by Oli Warwick.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1 Some Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2 Memories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A3 5 Dog Race
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A4 Misplaced Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1 Dreamers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2 Stabilizer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B3 Stormy Weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B4 Vice Of My Enemies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B5 Mandarin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Age Steppers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Action Battlefield

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The quickfire follow-up to the New Age Stepper’s self-titled debut, this set was also issued in 1981. A perhaps more melodic and accessible record than its predecessor, the bulk of the album is versions of tunes sourced from reggae imports of the period, featuring radical interpretations of songs by Bim Sherman, Horace Andy and B.B. Seaton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ari Up of the Slits takes more of a frontwoman role here, singing lead on most tracks, and bringing a lot of her own indomitable personality to bear on the material, even breaking briefly into German for her take on “Problems”! It also features the vocal debut of a very young Neneh Cherry on “My Love”. The rhythms are rock solid, laid down by the crack team of Eskimo Fox, Crucial Tony and George Oban, having honed their skills on sides by Creation Rebel and Aswad, with everything expertly dubbed through the mixing desk of Adrian Sherwood.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        First time available on vinyl for 40 years, includes download card and printed inner featuring new sleevenotes and interviews by Oli Warwick. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A1. My Whole World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A2. Observe Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A3. Got To Get Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A4. My Love

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B1. Problems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B2. Nuclear Zulu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B3. Guiding Star

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neil Young

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After The Gold Rush - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in 1970 and still seen as one of Neil Young’s greatest albums, After The Gold Rush celebrates 50 years since its release with this special edition.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Featuring timeless classic Neil Young songs such as Southern Man and Only Love Can Break Your Heart, this new edition also includes a version of the track Wonderin’, originally written around the time of After The Gold Rush, which only previously appears on the Archives boxset plus a previously unreleased outtake from the recording sessions for that track.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vinyl Box Set Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          180g Vinyl LP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          01 Tell Me Why
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02 After The Gold Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          04 Southern Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          05 Till The Morning Comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          01 Oh Lonesome Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          03 Birds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          04 When You Dance, I Can Really Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          05 I Believe In You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          06 Cripple Creek Ferry

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7” Single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          01 Wonderin’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02 Wonderin’ (Outtakes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          01 Tell Me Why
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          02 After The Gold Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          03 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          04 Southern Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          05 Till The Morning Comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          06 Oh Lonesome Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          07 Don’t Let It Bring You Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          08 Birds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          09 When You Dance, I Can Really Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 I Believe In You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Cripple Creek Ferry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. Wonderin’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13. Wonderin’ (Outtakes)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weyes Blood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cardamom Times - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After an overwhelming response to the fifth anniversary edition of Cardamom Times in 2020, Weyes Blood’s (Natalie Mering) warm, elegiac early career record manifests once again in 2021 as an Indie Exclusive Edition on transparent light blue vinyl with purple and maroon splatter, only available from the artist and at independent retail worldwide. The reimagined cover art for Cardamom Times transports the viewer to a desolate, urban paradise during sunset — Jamaica Bay in Queens, New York. A couple is laying on the ground, caught in a comfort beyond time while surrounded by a rusting reality. Since the EP’s release, Weyes Blood’s Front Row Seat to Earth (Mexican Summer, 2016) and Titanic Rising (Sub Pop, 2019) were both named Best New Albums by Pitchfork, with the latter making multiple Best Albums of 2019 lists, including The Guardian, Pitchfork, and The Independent.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Different from these elaborate albums, Cardamom Times was recorded onto reel-to-reel tape at Mering’s home studio in Rockaway Beach, New York. The songs of Cardamom Times demonstrate Mering’s reverence of devotional music and the avant-garde, channeling the domestic hymns of Sybille Baer through the lens of Baltimore’s experimental DIY scene; the minimal, melodic drones of Terry Riley accompanied by the voices of the Sacre Coeur; the confrontational words of Anaïs Nin along with the warm embrace of St. Augustine. With Cardamom Times, Mering invites listeners into that space of love and longing, struggle and change, surrounded by the decay of time that perpetually embraces us.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1. Maybe Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A2. Take You There
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B1. Cardamom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B2. In The Beginning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, And Country 1966-1985 - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Largely unheard, criminally undocumented, but at their core, utterly revolutionary, the recordings of the diverse North American Aboriginal community will finally take their rightful place in our collective history in the form of 'Native North America (Vol. 1): Aboriginal Folk, Rock, and Country 1966-1985'. An anthology of music that was once near-extinct and off-the-grid is now available for all to hear, in what is, without a doubt, Light In The Attic’s most ambitious and historically significant project in the label’s 12-year journey.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Native North America (Vol. 1) features music from the Indigenous peoples of Canada and the northern United States, recorded in the turbulent decades between 1966 to 1985. It represents the fusion of shifting global popular culture and a reawakening of Aboriginal spirituality and expression. The majority of this material has been widely unavailable for decades, hindered by lack of distribution or industry support and by limited mass media coverage, until now. You’ll hear Arctic garage rock from the Nunavik region of northern Quebec, melancholy Yup’ik folk from Alaska, and hushed country blues from the Wagmatcook First Nation reserve in Nova Scotia. You’ll hear echoes of Neil Young, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Johnny Cash, and more among the songs, but injected with Native consciousness, storytelling, poetry, history, and ceremony.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The stories behind the music presented on Native North America (Vol. 1) range from standard rock-and-roll dreams to transcendental epiphanies. They have been collected with love and respect by Vancouver-based record archaeologist and curator Kevin “Sipreano” Howes in a 15-year quest to unearth the history that falls between the notes of this unique music. Tirelessly, Howes scoured obscure, remote areas for the original vinyl recordings and the artists who made them, going so far as to send messages in Inuktitut over community radio airwaves in hopes that these lost cultural heroes would resurface.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With cooperation and guidance from the artists, producers, family members, and behind the scenes players, Native North America (Vol. 1) sheds real light on the painful struggles and deep traditions of the greater Indigenous community and the significance of its music. The songs speak of joy and spirituality, but also tell of real tragedy and strife, like that of Algonquin/Mohawk artist Willy Mitchell, whose music career was sparked by a bullet to the head from the gun of a trigger-happy police officer, or those of Inuk singer-songwriter Willie Thrasher, who was robbed of his family and traditional Inuit culture by the residential school system.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Considering the financially motivated destruction of our environment, the conservative political landscape, and corporate bottom-line dominance, it’s bittersweet to report that the revolutionary songs featured on Native North America hold as much meaning today as when they were originally recorded. Dedicated to legendary Métis singer-songwriter and poet Willie Dunn, featured on the anthology but who sadly passed away during its making, Native North America (Vol. 1) is only the beginning. A companion set featuring a crucial selection of folk, rock, and country from the United States’ Lower 48 and Mexico is currently in production.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Willie Dunn – I Pity The Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. John Angaiak – I'll Rock You To The Rhythm Of The Ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Sugluk – Fall Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Sikumiut – Sikumiut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Willie Thrasher – Spirit Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Willy Mitchell – Call Of The Moose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Lloyd Cheechoo – James Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Alexis Utatnaq – Maqaivvigivalauqtavut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Brian Davey – Dreams Of Ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Morley Loon – N'Doheeno
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Peter Frank – Little Feather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Ernest Monias – Tormented Soul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Eric Landry – Out Of The Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. David Campbell – Sky-Man And The Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Willie Dunn – Son Of The Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. Shingoose (poetry By Duke Redbird) – Silver River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Willy Mitchell And Desert River Band – Kill'n Your Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. Philippe McKenzie – Mistashipu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. Willie Thrasher – Old Man Carver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Lloyd Cheechoo – Winds Of Change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21. The Chieftones (Canada’s All Indian Band) – I Shouldn't Have Did What I Done
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              22. Sugluk – I Didn't Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              23. Lawrence Martin – I Got My Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24. Gordon Dick – Siwash Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              25. Willy Mitchell And Desert River Band – Birchbark Letter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              26. William Tagoona – Anaanaga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              27. Leland Bell – Messenger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              28. Saddle Lake Drifting Cowboys – Modern Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              29. Willie Thrasher – We Got To Take You Higher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              30. Sikumiut – Utirumavunga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              31. Sugluk – Ajuinnarasuarsunga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              32. John Angaiak – Hey, Hey, Hey, Brother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              33. Groupe Folklorique Montagnais – Tshekuan Mak Tshetutamak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              34. Willie Dunn (featuring Jerry Saddleback) – Peruvian Dream

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Japan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Quiet Life - 2021 Remaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                That Japan’s breakthrough record Quiet Life was released in both 1979 and 1980 is uniquely fitting for a band who were about to step out of the glam rock, post punk shadows of the late 70s and deliver an as yet genre-less record that would come to define the 80s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quiet Life was the third, final and most successful release on the Hansa Records label. A forerunner for the alternative/new wave sound of the new decade, the album would become one of the great classic British albums.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The record is now the subject of a major new reissue featuring a brand new Abbey Road half-speed remaster of the original album, alt mixes, b-sides, singles, rarities and live material – including the sought after ‘lost’ Live at Budokan show from March 1980 previously only available as the 4 track EP ‘Live in Japan’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We are working directly with original band members Steve Jansen and Rob Dean, producer John Punter and with consultant advice from band biographer Anthony Reynolds and the Japanese Shinko archive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The release features newly restored original album artwork, new liner notes with contributions from band members and original producer, rare and unseen photography and memorabilia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Quiet Life (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fall In Love With Me (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Despair (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In Vogue (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Halloween (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All Tomorrows Parties (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Alien (2020 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Other Side Of Life (2020 Remaster)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arlo Parks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Super Sad Generation - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The artwork sleeve is reverse board black - and includes the 'London' poem written by Arlo Parks. Artwork sleeve both front and back created by Arlo Parks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Includes Sophie.”Sophie' is a song about "crumbling under expectations and feeling helpless, but with a persistent, quiet sense of hope underpinning it”. True to form, it's a melodic and beautifully articulated sonnet, cementing the notion that she is overwhelmingly considered the majestic voice of Generation Z. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Super Sad Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sophie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Romantic Garbage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  I Like.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Second Guessing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  George
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Angel's Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paperbacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  London Poem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jane Birkin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Di Doo Dah

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Di Doo Dah” is the first true solo album from British born actress, model, singer, mother, and French national treasure, Jane Birkin. Emerging as a creative and beatific force in London’s Swinging 60s, she met Parisian provocateur Serge Gainsbourg in 1968 on the film set of Slogan and birthed one of the most fantastic creative collaborations the world has ever known. After the 1969 duet album “Je T’Aime… Moi Non Plus” (LITA048) and the landmark “L’Histoire De Melody Nelson” (LITA040) Jane was ready for her own namesake debut. “Di Doo Dah” sees Birkin, Gainsbourg, and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (“L’Enfant Assassin Des Mouches”) meld Jane’s fragile vocals with jazz, rock, and lush orchestral textures: a perfect album for living and loving.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Light In The Attic’s definitive version of “Di Doo Dah” is available for the first time on 180-gram vinyl, with original artwork, unseen photographs, and extensive liner notes by renowned music journalist Andy Beta (Spin, The FADER). With full cooperation and insight from Birkin herself – not to mention French lyrics and English translations – this reissue truly allows listeners to delve into the album’s witty and frank world of sex, sin, voyeurism, motorcycles, Brighton, and banana boats. So what exactly does Di Doo Dah mean? “Nothing at all!” replied Birkin in a BBC interview from 1973. But this album is far from a throwaway, showing a maturity and musical understanding from all parties involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    By the early 70s, this lady was already a mother and very much aware of traditional gender roles as well as the sexual revolution – clearly able to plumb the necessary emotional depths required to translate Serge’s madcap lyrics and songs. It is true that in Birkin, Serge had finally found his match and most transcendent muse. And although the couple eventually went their separate ways, they left us all whistling much more than “Zipp-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” in the process.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Di Doo Dah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Help Cammionneur!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Encore Lui
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 Puisque Je Te Le Dis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Les Capotes Anglaises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Leur Plaisir Sans Moi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 Mon Amour Baiser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 Banana Boat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 Kawasaki
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 La Cible Qui Bouge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 La Baigneuse De Brighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12 C'est La Vie Qui Veut Ca
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13 La Decadanse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14 Les Langues De Chat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Goldfrapp

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seventh Tree - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mute / BMG announce the long-awaited vinyl reissue of Goldfrapp’s fourth album, Seventh Tree. Out on 5 March 2021, this is one of a series of Goldfrapp vinyl releases on special edition coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally released in February 2008, Seventh Tree has been out of print for many years and will be reissued here as a yellow vinyl pressing in a gatefold sleeve, with an exclusive art print of the original artwork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Featuring the singles ‘A&E’, ’Happiness’, ‘Caravan Girl’ and ‘Clowns’, the album was written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and recorded at their own studio deep in the English countryside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seventh Tree followed the glitterball glamour of platinum-selling album, Supernature (2005), and is very much its sensual counterpoint. Where its predecessor came cocooned in style and sex, Seventh Tree emerges gilded in the butterfly colours of an English surrealism. It shimmers and shines with the warmth of a hazy summer, an electric whirlpool of sound over which Alison’s glistening voice soars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alison Goldfrapp described the album as “English romanticism with a hint of California sunshine.” while Will Gregory called it “heartache dressed in ten louche outfit”’.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Guided By Voices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Propeller - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Propeller was the fifth album by Guided By Voices, and was intended to be the group’s last. Released as a limited edition of 500 LPs in 1992, the album featured handmade covers and blank labels to keep expenses as low as possible. Their other albums hadn’t sold much, why would this one? Robert Pollard had a family to support and his musical aspirations had not exactly been a boon to their bank account.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As fate would have it, the band wound up releasing an album chock full of gems Pollard had stockpiled, and for the first time sounded distinctly like the band that fans have since come to love. Propeller also marks the return of Tobin Sprout to the GBV fold, along with an increased songwriting presence. From anthem-to-be “Over the Neptune” to the effortless melodies of closer “On the Tundra,” Propeller is a hell of a ride, and remains one of the most important albums in the band’s discography. The vinyl edition has been out of print for a decade, and features different cover art than previous pressings. The CD edition has been out of print for a minute as well, and is now housed in digipak format, also with a new, unique cover from one of the original pressings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Over The Neptune / Mesh Gear Fox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Weedking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Particular Damaged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Quality Of Armor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Metal Mothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Lethargy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Unleashed! The Large-Hearted Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Red Gas Circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Exit Flagger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. 14 Cheerleader Coldfront
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Back To Saturn X Radio Report
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Ergo Space Pig
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13. Some Drilling Implied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14. On The Tundra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Asha Puthli

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Devil Is Loose

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "We can’t think of many artists that have had as diverse a career and who have been involved in as many different genres of music as Asha Puthli. A musical pioneer who forged a path through 60’s psych, free-jazz, pop, rock, disco, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Asha’s 1976 album ‘The Devil Is Loose’ is maybe her most well-known record. Featuring the beautiful disco-funk-classic ‘Space Talk’, Asha’s ethereal soaring vocals take us on a journey that almost mirrors Asha’s eclectic career. The track was championed by a wide-range of musical scenes and movements, and over space and time it has been commandeered as their own.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Y ou would hear it played by David Mancuso at the now ‘mythical’ underground New York party ‘The Loft’, in the most discerning disco nightclubs across the globe, in the Rare Groove scene, and also being sampled by hip-hop heavyweights such as The Notorious B.I.G / P Diddy, and The Pharcyde. The appeal and lifespan of ‘Space Talk’ keeps on extending and morphing as new audiences gleefully discover it for the first time - it still sounds as relevant and fresh on the dancefloor today - a sign of a true classic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Here at Mr Bongo we are thrilled to be releasing records by such an iconic musical maverick as Asha, from her roots in India to becoming a globe-trotting artist with a celebrated career in music and acting, whilst always staying true to her art. She has blazed a trail so that others could follow. Whether you are buying this album as a replacement for your worn-out original copy or it’s the first time you’ve heard of Asha Puthli and you’re just intrigued and drawn in by the cover, we hope you enjoy this quintessential slice of Asha’s world."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Flying Fish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Devil Is Loose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello Everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wonder Why
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          My Buddy And Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Say Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Space Talk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our Love Is Making Me Sing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Good Night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Die Welttraumforscher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Die Ruckkehr Der Echten Menschheit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This first Bureau B retrospective devoted to Die Welttraumforscher covers the Swiss project's early creative period from 1981 to 1990. The eccentric, heartwarming pop songs now sound like documents from a parallel world, interwoven with idiosyncratic fantasy, surreal stories and dreamlike apparitions. Considering their continuous and prolific output over the past four decades, it is quite remarkable how Die Welttraumforscher have remained under the radar for so long - that said, their cadre of admirers includes such illustrious artists as Mouse On Mars, Barbara Morgenstern and Felix Kubin. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Die Welttraumforscher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wir Arbeiten Fur Die Nachste Welt (1991 - 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The second collection sees Bureau B zoom in on the years 1992 to 2012 in the Welttraumforscher universe. A more pensive atmosphere of melancholy pervades the tracks documented herein, as if the more spherical musical journeys and expeditions undertaken by creator and sole member Christian Pfluger lead to increasingly enchanted worlds. It may be possible to trace pop-cultural references to artists like Andreas Dorau or The Residents, and yet the Welttraumforscher's music has a life all of its own which appears increasingly sui generis with every album. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea - Demos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fifth PJ Harvey studio album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea, including demos of ‘Good Fortune’, ‘A Place Called Home’ and ‘This Is Love’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator Head. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Big Exit - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good Fortune - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Place Called Home - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One Line - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful Feeling - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Whores Hustle And The Hustlers Whore - Demo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Mess We’re In - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                You Said Something - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kamikaze - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Is Love - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Horses In My Dreams - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We Float - Demo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rik Van Boeckel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deze Hoofden Praten

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                New label on the block Raakvlak returns for its second release, this time branching out into more local territories. Deze Hoofden Praten is a vast recollection of the idiosyncratic work of spoken-word guru Rik van Boeckel.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Next in line for Raakvlak is a recollection of the wicked work of poet, spoken-word expert and all-round expressionist Rik van Boeckel. Deze Hoofden Praten is the result of two mid- eighties tapes released on Kubus Cassettes, the same label that accommodated the work of the mind- stretching ambient of subterranean-chill pioneer Enno Velthuys. Although van Boeckel’s oeuvre contains some similar elements, the outcome here is much wilder; a musical hodgepodge of new wave pop, ambient and quirky dub. What’s more, emphasis is just as much on the Dada- bordering poetry at present as on the sonical equivalent. Think Ton Lebbink’s cousin if he would’ve been into new age instead of punk. Certainly one to turn heads and ears alike, this may serve as a (re-)introduction of a singular mind to the wider universe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Patrick says: After turning us on with the kosmische grooves of that Overflow reissue for their first release, Raakvlak are back with more archival excellence, combining a couple of mid-80s cassettes from Rik Van Boeckel. Operating in dada-ist mode, Rik stiches spoken word vocals over experimental compositions which drift between dub, wave and C86 guitars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ijsvallei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                De Crisis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strandscene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dub In Dub Uit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Parijs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                De Trein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                De Sfinx
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Een Lachend Lustige Melodia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Deze Hoofden Praten

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Carole King

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tapestry - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Originally released in 1971, this classic album was the second studio album from American singer-songwriter Carole King. It is the 81st best selling album of all time, with over 10 million copies sold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ranked by 'Rolling Stone' as no.25 on the list of the Top 500 greatest albums of all time. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The National

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The National - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2021, The National’s self-titled debut album of sozzled Americana is a thing of beauty, laden with heavy hints that this was a special band in the making.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Their first release, The National arrived two years after The National formed, a time when they were juggling bandlife with needing to hold down full-time jobs. And while nods to the alt. rock artists that inspired them (Pavement, Silver Jews) can be heard, so too are the beginnings of something all their own – Matt Berninger’s stunning and unexpected lyrics being pinned to melodies that stop you in your tracks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The National marks the start point for one of the best bands of their generation with its new master helping elevate it to new levels. A great primer to a great band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. / A1. Beautiful Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. / A2. Cold Girl Fever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. / A3. The Perfect Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. / A4. American Mary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. / A5. Son
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. / A6. Pay For Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. / B1. Bitters & Absolut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. / B2. John’s Star
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. / B3. Watching You Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. / B4. Theory Of The Crows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. / B5. 29 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. / B6. Anna Freud

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The National

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The National’s second album, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003) proved a leap forward from 2001’s eponymous debut, showing a band adept at delivering warm embraces and gut punches in equal measure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With word of mouth now spreading on the band, critics proved equally enthusiastic... Pitchfork in their glowing review called it a “Gorgeous train wreck” that “Lives up to its blunt title (with) Matt Berninger’s self-effacing barbs matched by the band’s equally potent hooks,” while Uncut also became early champions saying the album was “A genuine treasure... Livid as a bruise, this is brave, desperate, beautiful music.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No longer a secret among those that know, Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers is an important record in The National’s discography with this new remaster showing that it’s more than standing the test of time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. / A1. Cardinal Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. / A2. Slipping Husband
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. / A3. 90-Mile Water Wall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. / A4. It Never Happened
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. / A5. Murder Me Rachael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. / B1. Thirsty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. / B2. Available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. / B3. Sugar Wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. / B4. Trophy Wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. / B5. Fashion Coat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. / B6. Patterns Of Fairytales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. / B7. Lucky You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The National

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cherry Tree EP - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Released a year before The National broke through with their third album Alligator, 2004’s Cherry Tree EP is a thrilling record which - thanks to its collection of delicate ballads and anthemic crowd-pleasers - sums up what they do best in under 30 minutes. Now a firm fan-favourite, among Cherry Tree’s seven tracks are now National classics ‘About Today’ and ‘All The Wine’, plus a thrilling live version of ‘Murder Me Rachael’ that reminds of the band’s fearsome early live performances. Cherry Tree can be seen as the record that marks the moment when The National had truly found themselves, a bridge from what went before to a band ready to conquer the World.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Having been remastered at Abbey Road Studios, the 2021 represses stay faithful to their original artwork while their stunning new masters help make these much-loved records sound as vital as ever, further emphasising the early signs of the sound that would go on to make them one of the fi nest and most beloved alternative bands of their generation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. / A1. Wasp Nest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. / A2. All The Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. / A3. All Dolled-Up In Straps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. / A4. Cherry Tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. / B1. About Today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. / B2. Murder Me Rachael (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. / B3. Reasonable Man (I Don’t Mind)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Melvins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hostile Ambient Takeover

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Hostile Ambient Takeover’ is the band’s 2002 album available on LP for the first time, pressed onto baby pink coloured vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Dirtbombs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ultraglide In Black - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Back in 2001, when Detroit exploded all over the airwaves, the Dirtbombs’ released this album.. it flew out.. and here it is again on glorious vinyl format. Mick Collins and his merry band of Dirtbombs (which, this time around, features Bantam Rooster's Tom Potter and Detroit studio wiz Jim Diamond) bring the soul on their sophomore album Ultraglide In Black, named after Ultraglide in Blue, a cool late-nite flick from your youth. All the influences that helped shaped his sonic psyche are in the forefront here - Sly & the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder, Parliament, the Miracles and host of others too obscure to mention all have their presence felt. If the Temptations owned fuzz pedals and read too many comic books they might've sounded something like this. There are a lot of young bands claiming to be creating "soul" music and "testifying" (we won't name names) but this here is the authentic item - accept no substitutes. "The Dirtbombs' combination of squealing feedback-driven guitar, dual drumming and walloping bass presence rivals that of the Velvet Underground. Imagine the Velvets, Gories and Oblivians battling to the death inside a tuna fish can, their raw and ultra crude instrumentation blazing away with hell-bent fury. Led by Mick Collins (who spent time fronting the Gories and the rockabilly grunge outfit Blacktop), the Dirtbombs' distinctive Motown howl and wicked axe slingin' escapades shred like one of Dolemite's rapid-fire, X-rated monologues.… Collins executes some snarling, self-professed "cyclone" guitar riffs underneath the stomping, mummified mayhem. These Detroit cavemen have found their place in a fuzz-drenched, garage band sound reminiscent of Question Mark and the Mysterians fused with the sonic annihilation of the Stooges." -Tucson Weekly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Emtidi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saat - 2021 Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A reissue of Emtidi's Saat, originally released in 1972 as the 14th release on the legendary label PILZ. Producer Dieter Dierks prescribed the folk duo a good portion of cosmic electronic chords. The remaster sounds better than all issues before. An enormous amount of work was invested in it - it was worth it! Transferred from the original analog tapes. Carefully remastered by Dieter Wegner. Original release was 1972. The album a mix of Folk and German Krautrock was produced by Dieter Dierks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Simon & Garfunkel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bridge Over Troubled Water - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bridge over Troubled Water is the fifth and final studio album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, an x11 trk album, released in January 1970 on Columbia Records. Following the duo's soundtrack for The Graduate, Art Garfunkel took an acting role in the film Catch-22, while Paul Simon worked on the songs, writing all tracks except Felice and Boudleaux Bryant's "Bye Bye Love" (previously a hit for the Everly Brothers). With the help of producer Roy Halee, the album followed a similar musical pattern as their Bookends LP, partly abandoning their traditional style to incorporate elements of rock, R&B, gospel, jazz, world music, pop and other genres. It was described as their "most effortless record and their most ambitious". 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meat Loaf

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bat Out Of Hell - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debut studio album by American rock singer Meat Loaf, as well as his first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren. Originally released October 21, 1977, Its musical style is influenced by Steinman's appreciation of Richard Wagner, Phil Spector, Bruce Springsteen and The Who. Bat Out of Hell is one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 43 million copies worldwide. As of June 2019, it has spent 522 weeks in the UK Albums Chart, the second longest chart run by a studio album. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A singular presence in 21st Century pop, Róisín Murphy is a genuine maverick. Her seminal 2007 album Overpowered received widespread acclaim from music critics yet, arriving at a time of waning major label interest in vinyl, it was released only as a hyper-limited double LP. Accordingly, in the decade since, it has been obscenely difficult to find. It is a true honour to finally reissue this thoroughly modern dance-pop classic on Be With. Whilst remaining true to the loud pink and orange wax of the original release, this remastered edition enjoys the bonus inclusion of fan-favourite “Parallel Lives”, finally making an appearance on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A sumptuous, all-killer electro-disco gem, every song could’ve been a smash. With its heavy disco influence - deep beats, lush synths and subtle horns and strings - Overpowered was focused solely on the dancefloor. Inspired by the Eighties proto-house of D Train, Mantronix and Gwen Guthrie, but also recalling the intelligent pop of Yazoo and early Eurythmics, Overpowered presented sensual electronic soul for the heads and the hips.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Her collaborators, including Timbaland mentor Jimmy Douglass, Bugz In The Attic and Richard X, constructed a gleaming shrine to the spirit of Bobby O and Giorgio Moroder by stitching together crisp synthesised beats with the slicker tics of early house. The lead single and title track lifted the bassline squelch from the dawn of cosmic disco -- La Bionda's "I Wanna Be Your Lover" -- and the follow-up, "Let Me Know", effortlessly incorporated the chorus of Tracy Weber's 1981 boogie bomb "Sure Shot".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The wonderfully dank, sticky R&B of “Primitive” is Murphy’s favourite track from the album: “I mean, who gets to put primordial soup in the first line of a song? That idea of not always being in control of the primitive parts of yourself, the bits that fall in love or the bits that dance or lose the plot or drink too much, and putting that across … that’s pop for me. It’s playing with all the different colours of the rainbow of life.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Murphy’s blistering vocals are versatile enough to elevate the icy textures of "Dear Miami", the sexed up kaleidoscopic funk of "Footprints" and the grace of "You Know Me Better". Sharp, witty and heartbreaking, here Murphy laid claim to being the kind of strident disco singer “Dusty Springfield never quite had the abandon to become”, as Pitchfork noted in their original, glowing “8.0” review.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overpowered was considered an instant classic and, sounding deeply prescient, it has aged gloriously. There has long been an acknowledgement of Murphy’s influence on other artists’ gonzo fashion, and many musicians have spent the last decade crafting dancefloor tracks that embrace piano house and disco, even if they’d pale when held next to "Let Me Know". Shifting from the glam pop of "Movie Star" to the buzzing acid of "Cry Baby", when the dubby ballad for her dad, "Scarlet Ribbons", wends its way to the sweetest of endings, you realise you've been immersed in the best grown-up dance-pop album since Madonna's Ray of Light.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Martin says: Much needed and beautiful reissue of Roisin's 2007 debut album. Inspired pop music for the discerning adult in your life...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Overpowered
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  You Know Me Better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Checkin' On Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let Me Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Movie Star
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Primitive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Footprints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dear Miami
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cry Baby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tell Everybody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Scarlet Ribbons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Body Language
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Parallel Lives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Band

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stage Fright (50th Anniversary)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stage Fright is the third studio album by Canadian American group the Band, released on August 17, 1970. Engineered by Todd Rundgren and Glyn Johns, it features two of the group’s best-known songs, “The Shape I’m In” and “Stage Fright”, both of which showcased inspired lead vocal performances (by Richard Manuel and Rick Danko, respectively) and became staples in the group’s live shows.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The W.S. Walcott Medicine Show
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The Shape I’m In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Daniel And The Sacred Harp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Stage Fright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. The Rumor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Time To Kill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Just Another Whistle Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. All La Glory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Strawberry Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Sleeping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bailter Space

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wammo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bailter Space’s ‘Wammo’ is back in print for the first time since the album’s release 25 years ago.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Formed in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1987 as Nelsh Bailter Space, the band’s musical family tree touches on some of the nation’s most revered weirdo luminaries - including Flying Nun mainstays like The Skeptics, The Clean and The Gordons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bailter Space embraced chaos but celebrated precision, finding melody amid networks of brooding noise and feedback. After relocating to New York City, the band - who by then included Alister Parker, John Halvorsen and Brent McLachlan - arrived on Matador in in time for the US release of ‘Robot World’ (1993).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Wammo’ was the trio’s third and final full-length with the label (their fifth album overall). At the time, music scribes were a bit puzzled by the record’s “accessibility.” In retrospect though we can recognize ‘Wammo’ for the perfectly melancholy and drone-laced brain-zap that it is.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Untied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Splat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      At Five We Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zapped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Colours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Retro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Glimmer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Voltage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wammo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gene

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To See The Lights

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Original 1996 compilation by Gene acts as a fine album in it’s own right Featuring early tracks such as ; ‘For the Dead’, ‘Be My Light, Be My Guide’, early live performances from Glastonbury, Radio 1 Session and The Forum and stand out cover versions of ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ and ‘Don’t Let Me Down’ Double LP pressed on 180g Heavyweight vinyl, with original artwork and printed inner sleeve  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Inspired by the songs of The Smiths, The Jam and The Faces, Martin Rossiter’s literate vocals and Steve Mason’s fluid guitar lines were perfectly complemented by the intuitive rhythm section of Kevin Miles and Matt James. They released four studio albums and a collection of B-sides and radio demos between 1995 and 2001, were named Best New Act at the inaugural NME awards in 1995, and went on to score 10 Top 40 hits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Be My Light, Be My Guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Sick, Sober & Sorry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Her Fifteen Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Haunted By You (Live - Helter Shelter 6/7/95)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. I Can't Decide If She Really Loves Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. To See The Lights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I Can't Help Myself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. A Car That Sped (Radio 1 Session 1/2/95)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. For The Dead (Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Sleep Well Tonight (Live - Forum 31/3/95)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. How Much For Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. London, Can You Wait? (Radio 1 Session 18/5/94)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. I Can't Help Myself (Radio 1 Session 18/5/94)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Child's Body
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Don't Let Me Down (Radio 1 Session 1/2/95)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I Say A Little Prayer (Live - Glastonbury 25/6/95)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Do You Want To Hear It From Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. This Is Not My Crime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Olympian (Live - Forum 31/3/95)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Child's Body (Live - Forum 31/3/95)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Unité Africaine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Two monumental full-side tracks from a pair of late 70s Orchestre Poly-Rythmo albums, Unité Africane isn’t exactly a compilation, more a combination of the standouts at a time when the band was at the peak of its powers. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in 1977, the title track is an infectious Afro-Latin workout that is interwoven with driving horn stabs by master trumpet player Tidiani Kone. Unité Africaine was recorded over the Nigerian border at the state-of-the-art EMI Studios in Lagos, yielding majestic sonic results. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mede Ma Gnin Messe is taken from the 1978 Special 30 Novembre, and this time Poly-Rythmo wore their Afro-funk hat to deliver almost sixteen minutes of dancefloor fire. Propelled by Poly-Rythmo’s super-tight beats and underpinned by a relentless keyboard refrain, the magic is the stellar horn parts that take this track to another level. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As with much of the Albarika catalogue, copies of the original LPs are incredibly tough to locate in anything approaching reasonable condition, so this should be a gift.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Unite Africaine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Mede Ma Gnin Messe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          An F-bomb saturated hip-hop call & response club cut...from Sun Ra?! While the most renown track in this omniversal opus is the atomic expletive-filled repartee ‘Nuclear War,’ there is so much more to this dark mysterious journey through the mind of Sun Ra.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The sprawling, suite-like 20-minute title track sustains a lyrical edge in spite of an open framework and textures, which encourage sonorities to surface and emerge from the band as if there was no human intention behind them. In opposition to ‘Nuclear War,’ Ra’s organ playing here was built less on bombast and sonic terror than it is on whispers, stutters, shivers, and swells.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fireside Chat offers a wide stylistic array, as was the artist’s intent, reflecting his eclectic, seemingly irreconcilable approach to compositional extremes. With Sun Ra you get everything... except predictability.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First ever reissue of this iconic album!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nuclear War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Retrospect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Makeup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Fireside Chat With Lucifer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Is This Desire? - Demos

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Collection of unreleased demos of every track written for the fourth PJ Harvey studio album Is This Desire?, including demos of ‘A Perfect Day Elise’, ‘The Wind’ and ‘Angelene’. Audio has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering under the guidance of longtime PJ Harvey collaborator John Parish. Features brand new artwork with previously unseen photos by Maria Mochnacz.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Angelene - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Sky Lit Up - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Wind - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Beautiful Leah - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A Perfect Day Elise - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Catherine - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Electric Light - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Garden - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Joy - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The River - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No Girl So Sweet - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Is This Desire? - Demo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flying Burrito Brothers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gilded Palace Of Sin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Gilded Palace of Sin is the first album by the country rock group the Flying Burrito Brothers, released in 1969. It continued Gram Parsons’ and Chris Hillman’s work in modern country music, fusing traditional sources like folk and country with other forms of popular music like gospel, soul, and psychedelic rock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Christine’s Tune (Parsons, Hillman)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Sin City (Hillman, Parsons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Do Right Woman (Chips Moman, Penn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Dark End Of The Street (Chips Moman, Penn)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. My Uncle (Parsons, Hillman)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Wheels (Hillman, Parsons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Juanita (Hillman, Parsons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Hot Burrito #1 (Ethridge, Parsons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Hot Burrito #2 (Ethridge, Parsons)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Do You Know How It Feels (Parsons, Barry Goldberg)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Hippie Boy (Hillman, Parsons)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Miles Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kind Of Blue - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records. The album features Davis's ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              So What 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Freddie Freeloader 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Blue In Green 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Flamenco Sketches 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All Blues

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Denise Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Where Does It Go - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Simply vocals and acoustic guitar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Denise Johnson's debut acoustic album 'Where Does It Go' is a very Mancunian affair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recorded in Ancoats with Thomas Twemlow on acoustic guitar, she covers iconic songs that mean something to her from Manchester bands including New Order, The Smiths & 10cc as well as her own compositions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After performing on Primal Scream's 'Screamadelica', A Certain Ratio and New Order's 'Music Complete', this Manchester girl's album is well overdue but not before time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Where does it go, with Denise's voice that ''does something to you'' has been eagerly awaited.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Barry says: There are myriad reasons why this is an essential purchase, but number one in my opinion is the wonderful songwriting. Denise has been the vocal force behind many a classic tune, and now her legacy continues with this beautiful collection of acoustic pieces. Simple, unadorned beauty and a superb legacy for one of the nicest people on the Manchester music scene.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                True Faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'm Not In Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nothing You Can Do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Evangeline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunshine After The Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Well I Wonder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steal Me Easy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Winston Jarrett & The Righteous Flames

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jonestown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Remastered roots reggae classic of the Righteous Flames reunion album. Winston Jarrett was born in Lime Tree Gardens in the Jamaican Parish of Saint Ann. At age five he moved into the Jonestown section of the island’s capitol city, Kingston, next to the notorious ghetto of Trench Town. Winston lived on Fourth Street in a tenement yard shared by locally famous vocalist, Alton Ellis who had recorded several hits for leading local record producer and Sound System owner, Clement Dodd (Sir Coxsone). Alton recruited Winston Jarrett and Eggar Gordon (Baby Gee) in 1965 to form a new harmony group, Alton & The Flames. They were soon recording a series of classic foundation rock steady anthems, and went on to score an astonishing number of chart hits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By the middle of 1967 Alton left and Winston and Eggar re-formed the group as The Righteous Flames, with Winston singing lead. They recorded for Prince Buster’s Olive Blossom imprint and worked with Sir Coxsone, cutting classic sides like “Ease Up,” “You Don’t Know,” and “Born To Be Loved.” In addition to cutting dozens of solo recordings, Winston sang harmony on hits by Ken Boothe, Marcia Griffiths, and Winston Francis. He also cut material with Enid Cumberland and Larry Marshall that was credited to The Freedom Singers. Winston did not confine his talents to Coxsone’s Studio One during the 1970s, he also recorded a large body of work for other producers (Duke Reid, Lee Perry, Joe Gibbs, Jah Lloyd, the Buzza Record Shack, Pete Weston, Ted Powder, Brent Clarke, Roy Cousins and Tony Shabazz). Jarrett met Nighthawk’s Leroy Jodie Pierson around 1983 at Aquarius Studio in Kingston where Pierson was working on the mix of Justin Hinds’ Travel With Love album. With Baby Gee still living in Western Kingston, they decided right then to begin work on a new re-formed Righteous Flames album to be called Jonestown. This classic is being reissued for the first time, newly remastered from the original tapes with liner notes from Leroy Jodie Pierson and featuring previously unseen photos.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Jonestown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Bad Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Hold On To This Feeling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Babylon Broke Dung Me House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Spanish Town Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Run To The Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Unity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Lovers Making Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Knotty Got To Find A Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Conference Hall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                St. Germain

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tourist (20th Anniversary Travel Versions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When first released back in 2000, Tourist was a global success, selling over four million albums worldwide. It was Ludovic Navarre’s (aka. St Germain) third studio album which really transformed his career into superstardom; combining elements of house and nu jazz to produce an impeccable album to chill out to. The album continues to be hugely popular to this day, with the critically acclaimed Jorja Smith doing a cover of Rose rouge earlier this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his Tourist album, Ludovic Navarre aka St Germain has invited UK, South Africa, USA, Reunion Island and France producers, DJs and remixers with various musical inspirations, from Deep House to Afro House and Chicago House.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He declares: “I would like to thank all the people I asked to travel through their favorite Tourist album track. Some of them worked on my last Africa-in- spired album in 2015, like my dear friend Atjazz, who helped me a lot on this new project, and also Terry Laird Dj Deep and Traumer. I don’t have to introduce highly respected newcomers such as Nightmares On Wax , Jovonn, Ron Trent, Black Motion, Osunlade and Jullian Gomes. I truly enjoy their passion for music, their personality and musical integrity. I know they’ve got soul!”


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Rose Rouge (Atjazz Galaxy Aart Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Sure Thing (Osunlade Yoruba Soul Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Rose Rouge (Terry Laird Nu Maloya Fusion Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Rose Rouge (Ron Trent JazzFunkSuite Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. So Flute (Ludovic Navarre Amapiano Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Sure Thing (Black Motion Anniversary Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Rose Rouge (Jovonn Oldskool 90s Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Sure Thing (Jullian Gomes Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Rose Rouge (Nightmares On Wax ReRub)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. What You Think About (Traumer Re-Jammed Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Sure Thing (DJ Deep Remix)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cloud Nothings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Turning On (10th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It’s been 10 years since the release of Turning On, Cloud Nothings’ debut album. Singer-songwriter Dylan Baldi was just 18 years old when he began recording the album, creating each track in his parents’ basement in Cleveland, Ohio. Over one winter, Baldi produced an album of taut, lo-fi guitar-pop songs, playing each instrument himself. His music gained traction in the increasingly popular music blog circuit, allowing Baldi to book his first shows in new places, like New York City. He gathered a band together to play live, and Cloud Nothings were on their way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The band has accomplished a great deal since Turning On, signing to Carpark Records, releasing seven albums, and headlining numerous international tours. Yet, their debut isn’t dusted over in the band’s history. Turning On still remains the stripped-back core of Cloud Nothings style: raw and grungy, filled with catchy earworms that are surprisingly pop. The album carries all the stored potential of someone ready to venture off into the world, a feeling that bursts with energy even 10 years later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All the tracks on Turning On are eruptive and restless, its lo-fi quality embodying the desperate need to record an idea by any means necessary. Songs like “Hey Cool Kid” encapsulate Baldi’s talent for churning, hook-filled guitar. The vocals on songs like “Can’t Stay Awake” are distorted, with scattered lyrics that echo the angst of a teenage diary. As a whole, the album delivers dissonance and edge, without sacrificing the authentic romanticism of someone who is on the verge of something big and doesn’t know it yet. 


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Can't Stay Awake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Old Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 You Are Opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 Turning On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Hey Cool Kid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Water Turns Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7 Whaddya Wanna Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8 Real Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 Stummin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Station To Station - 45th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally released 23rd January 1976, Station To Station was David Bowie’s tenth studio album. To celebrate its 45th anniversary Parlophone is proud to announce a special limited edition red & white vinyl pressing of the album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      45 years on from its release 'Station To Station' is now seen as a musical bridge between the 'plastic soul’ of 1975’s 'Young Americans' and the experimental beginning of Bowie’s Berlin era that was 1977’s ‘Low'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The album’s first single 'Golden Years’ was a hit on both sides of the Atlantic and one of five singles released from the six-song album (though the title track was only released on 45 in France and ’Stay’ was a single exclusively in the USA).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Station To Station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Golden Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Word On A Wing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TVC 15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wild Is The Wind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Talking Heads

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Limited Edition Red vinyl of the band’s 1982 double live album with the first LP featuring the original recordings of the band from 1977 to 1979 and the second LP featuring the expanded 10-piece tour line-up from 1980 to 1981.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nashville Skyline - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records as LP record, reel to reel tape & audio cassette. Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures & charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan, who had temporarily quit smoking—a soft, affected country croon. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Wesley Harding - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            John Wesley Harding (2010 mono version) is the eighth studio album by American singersongwriter Bob Dylan, released on December 27, 1967, by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the x12 song album marked Dylan's return to semi-acoustic instrumentation and folk-influenced songwriting after three albums of lyrically abstract, blues-indebted rock music. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miles Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In A Silent Way - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In a Silent Way is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis, released on July 30, 1969, on Columbia Records. Produced by Teo Macero, the album was recorded in one session date on February 18, 1969, at CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis's recordings from the session to produce the album. Marking the beginning of his "electric" period, In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis's first fusion recording, following a stylistic shift toward the genre in his previous records and live performances. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pavement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Originally released in 1994, this was Pavement's second album, and it signaled the end of Pavement seeing themselves as a recording experiment and the beginning of Pavement as a full time touring band. One of the casualties of this change was the eccentric and usually drunk drummer Gary Young (included here are eight tracks of pre-album Gary Young sessions), whom was replaced by Steve West who bought a greater stability to the line up. The new line up recorded "Crooked Rain Crooked Rain" in NYC, and it proved to be an instant indie classic, packed with superb tracks including singles such as the awesome "Cut Your Hair", "Range Life" and "Gold Soundz".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silence Kid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Elevate Me Later
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stop Breathin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cut Your Hair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Newark Wilder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unfair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gold Soundz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5-4=Unity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Range Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heaven Is A Truck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hit The Plane Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fillmore Jive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA’s Desert Origins’ 2CD Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Camera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Raft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coolin' By Sound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kneeling Bus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strings Of Nashville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Exit Theory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5-4 Vocal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jam Kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Haunt You Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unseen Power Of The Picket Fence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nail Clinic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All My Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Soiled Little Filly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Range Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stop Breathing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ell Ess Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Flux = Rad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bad Version Of War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Same Way Of Saying
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hands Off The Bayou
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heaven Is A Truck (Egg Shell)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grounded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kennel District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pueblo (Beach Boys)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fucking Righteous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Colorado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dark Ages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Flood Victim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                JMC Retro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rug Rat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Strings Of Nashville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brink Of The Clouds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tartar Martyr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pueblo Domain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Sutcliffe Catering Song

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lou Reed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Coney Island Baby - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Coney Island Baby is the sixth solo studio album by Lou Reed, released December 1975 in the US, and in January 1976 in the UK, by RCA Records. The album has been described as "perhaps the most romantic album of Reed's career". Many of the album's songs were inspired by and dedicated to Reed's girlfriend and muse at the time, a trans woman named Rachel Humphreys but Coney Island Baby is "as much a love letter to Rachel as it was to the nostalgic Coney Island of the mind." 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Simon & Garfunkel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Greatest Hits - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album from Simon & Garfunkel, released on June 14, 1972, two years after the duo had split.. The x14 song album is a mix of original studio recordings and four previously unreleased live recordings. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elvis Presley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Elvis Presley - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elvis Presley is the debut album by American rock n roll singer Elvis Presley. Originally released by RCA Victor in March 1956. The recording sessions took place on January 10 & January 11 at the RCA Victor recording studios in Nashville, Tennessee, & on January 30 & January 31 at the RCA Victor studios in New York. Additional material originated from sessions at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 5, August 19 & September 10 of 1954, & on July 11, 1955. The album spent ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart in 1956, the first rock and roll album ever to make it to the top of the charts, & the first million-selling album of that genre. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Santana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moonflower - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moonflower is a double album released in 1977 by Santana. The recording features both studio and live tracks, which are interspersed with one another throughout the album. It is perhaps the group's most popular live album. It displays a mix between the fusion of Latin and blues-rock styles of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the much more experimental and spiritual jazz fusion sound that characterized the band's mid-1970s work. The live material was recorded during the supporting tour for the Amigos album. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Gun Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Miami - Special Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This Special Edition not only features a remastered version of the original classic album, but also includes a 2nd disc featuring the Miami demos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This classic 1982 album has been digitally re-mastered and comes in beautiful gatefold packaging with extensive liner notes and archival photos and other collectable images.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Gun Club recorded a few albums after Miami, but this one with the original band is the one that is considered their masterpiece!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Album Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LP 1:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carry Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like Calling Up Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brother And Sister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Run Through the Jungle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Devil In The Woods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Texas Serenade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watermelon Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Hardy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fire Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sleeping In Blood City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mother Of Earth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LP 2:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carry Home (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brother And Sister (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Texas Serenade (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watermelon Man (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Indian (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Hardy (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fire Of Love (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mother Of Earth (Demo)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CD 1:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carry Home / Like Calling Up Thunder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brother And Sister
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Run Through the Jungle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Devil In The Woods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Texas Serenade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watermelon Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Indian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Hardy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fire Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sleeping In Blood City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mother Of Earth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CD2:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carry Home (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like Calling Up Thunder (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Brother And Sister (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Run Through The Jungle (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Devil In The Woods (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Texas Serenade (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Watermelon Man (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Indian (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John Hardy (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fire Of Love (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sleeping In Blood City (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mother Of Earth (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Walkin’ With The Beast (Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prune Dicks From Mars (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vampires (Demo) / Journey To Zatar (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Blue Hair (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pig Boys (Demo)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mary Timony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mountains - Remastered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Remastered by Bob Weston, ‘Mountains’ comes back to us as a gold foil-embossed gatefold double LP and includes the previously unreleased original takes of ‘Return to Pirates’, ‘Poison Moon’ and ‘Killed by the Telephone’, which were delivered along with the original master tapes 20 years ago but were omitted from the final album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The record is completed by a newly recorded orchestral version of ‘Valley of One Thousand Perfumes’ produced by composer Joe Wong (Russian Doll, Midnight Gospel) and mixed by Dave Fridmann.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At the turn of the Century, Timony (Ex Hex, Wild Flag, Hammered Hulls) was already a celebrated presence in American underground music - a fixture of D.C. and Boston rock ’n’ roll via her work in Autoclave and Helium respectively. By 1998, though, Helium was drawing to a close and Timony was feeling uncertain about the future. “I had never been good at the rock ‘n’ roll business, and making a living from being in a band just didn't seem like it was in the realm of possibility for me,” she writes. “I just knew I wanted to make another record because that was the part of being in a band that I liked the most.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dungeon Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poison Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I Fire Myself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Bell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Painted Horses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Hour Glass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 Bees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Golden Fruit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Whisper From The Tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1542
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Valley Of One Thousand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perfumes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tiger Rising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            An-deluzion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fox And Hound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rider On The Stormy Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Return To Pirates (Kingston St. Session)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poison Moon (Kingston St. Session)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Killed By The Telephone (Kingston St. Session)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Valley Of One Thousand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Perfumes (Orchestral Version)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pavement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wowee Zowee - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Wowee Zowee", originally released by Matador in April 1995 on the eve of Pavement's infamous mud-bespattered mainstage appearance at Lollapalooza, began life as a controversial release. Fresh off the success of "Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain" with its chart topping Modern Rock hit "Cut Your Hair", the band went into the studio and came out with a deliberately chaotic and eclectic album that sounded nothing like its predecessor. With influences from the Groundhogs to the Frogs, Captain Beefheart to the more obscure mid- 80s central California hardcore bands featured on Maximum Rock'n'Roll comp "Not So Quiet On The Western Front", "Wowee Zowee" confused critics and alienated fans. How fantastic, then, that it went on to scan 122K copies and became many fans' fave Pavement album. A return to their pre- Crooked cacophony, the songs have a darkness that now seems appropriate, and with Bryce Goggin at the mixing desk, the production was the band's most rocking to date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Rattled By The Rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Black Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brinx Job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grounded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Serpentine Pad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Motion Suggests Itself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Father To A Sister Of Thought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Extradition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Best Friend's Arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grave Architecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              AT&T
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Flux = Rad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fight This Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kennel District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pueblo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Half A Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Western Homes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wowee Zowee: Sordid Sentinels Edition’ 2CD Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sordid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brink Of The Clouds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              False Skorpion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Easily Fooled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kris Kraft
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mussle Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Give It A Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gangsters & Pranksters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saganaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I Love Perth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sentinel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sensitive Euro Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stray Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fight This Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Easily Fooled
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Soul Food
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It's A Hectic W