The Truth - 2023 Reissue

    The Truth is widely regarded as one of Prince’s most underappreciated hidden gems. The album was originally released as an accompaniment to the 1998 triple album Crystal Ball, which marked the first time that Prince released an album totally independently. The Truth was also the first Prince album to be labeled “acoustic,” though it does contain electronic instruments and elements, and it gave listeners an unprecedented chance to hear his songwriting and voice in a stripped-down presentation. 


    The Gold Experience - 2023 Reissue

      The Gold Experience, released in 1995, was the first full-length Prince album to be credited to his unpronounceable symbol and was released at the most public, heated stage of his battle with the major label industrial complex. With the word “SLAVE” written on one cheek, Prince shined on the opulent ballads “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World” and “Gold” and the defiant single “[eye] Hate U,” and the album earned widespread critical acclaim. Available as black vinyl double LP.

      Malcolm McLaren

      Duck Rock - 40th Anniversary Edition

        This tour-de-force of turntablism, proto-hip-hop, polyrhythms, and b-boy electro, sprung from the disruptive & fertile mind of punk architect Malcolm McLaren, finally gets the much needed reissue treatment that it so rightly deserves. This 40th anniversary edition of Duck Rock is packed to the gills with remastered audio, reconstructed artwork, and a whole additional disc of remixes and unreleased tracks.

        McLaren, a sonic antiquarian and impresario, drew in conspirators from around the globe, adding sampling, scratching, skits, panpipes, merengue, and township jive to an already overflowing creative cup. Looking back from four decades on, there is no doubt whatsoever that Duck Rock’s significance has been felt far and wide with artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Neneh Cherry, Paul Simon, and Vampire Weekend taking leads from its trailblazing musical collage.

        “Enjoy it all! It sounds better than it did on that June day 1983 when it was first released... This record is a masterpiece of pop culture. A true milestone in pop history.” - Malcolm McLaren

        Originally intended for its 25th trip round the sun, this 40th anniversary edition of Duck Rock lands courtesy of The state51 Conspiracy. 

        This is the version of Duck Rock that Malcolm McLaren intended to release on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. He personally remastered the tracks and compiled an additional record with 6 tracks which were previously unreleased on vinyl. Unfortunately, he was unable to release it during his lifetime, but in collaboration with Young Kim and the Malcolm McLaren Estate, and licensed by Universal Records, the state51 Conspiracy has managed to reissue it in all its glory in time for the 40th anniversary.



        Buffalo Gals
        Double Dutch
        El San Juanera
        Punk It Up
        Jive My Baby
        Song For Chango
        World's Famous
        Duck For The Oyster


        Roly Poly
        Hey DJ (World Famous Supreme Team)
        Zulus On A Timebomb
        Do You Like Scratchin
        Franz Buffalo

        Roy Ayers

        Virgo Vibes - 2023 Reissue

          Long before becoming an icon of funk, acid jazz, and R&B, Roy Ayers was a promising young jazz vibraphonist. Originally released in 1967, Virgo Vibes was Ayers' second album, and his debut for Atlantic. With five cool, funky jazz tracks, the LP features talented musicians like Joe Henderson, Charles Tolliver, Bruno Carr, Jack Wilson and the mysterious pianist Ronnie Clark (Herbie Hancock playing under a pseudonym). A rare treasure infused with the relaxed, sunny vibe that defined Ayers’ stellar career, Virgo Vibes is now available again on vinyl. 


          A1. The Ringer
          A2. Ayerloom
          A3. In The Limelight
          B1. Virgo Vibes
          B2. Glow Flower

          Tears For Fears

          The Hurting - Half Speed Master Edition

            Tears for Fears debut album The Hurting was released on 7 March 1983, and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Albums Chart in its second week of release. The album reached Platinum status in January 1985. The album contains Tears for Fears’ first three hit singles – “Mad World”, “Change”, and “Pale Shelter” – all of which reached the top five in the UK.

            This half speed was engineered by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using a half-speed mastering technique which produces a superior vinyl cut.

            TRACK LISTING

            Side A
            The Hurting
            Mad World
            Pale Shelter
            Ideas As Opiates
            Memories Fade
            Side B
            Suffer The Children
            Watch Me Bleed
            The Prisoner
            Start Of The Breakdown


            The Good Will Out - 2023 Reissue

              Embrace have quietly created an admirable body of work without fuss or the internal friction that has dogged so many bands of the era - They were founded by the McNamara brothers, singer Danny and guitarist Richard in 1990 in Baliff Bridge, West Yorkshire - Joined by bassist Steve Firth, drummer Mike Heaton and keyboard player Mickey Dale, the line-up has remained stable ever since.

              Signing to the ultra-cool Fierce Panda label, the group's debut single All You Good Good People was to become a UK Top 10 hit in October 1997, eight months after its first release, when it was reissued by Virgin offshoot Hut Records. As a result, their debut album, The Good Will Out was eagerly anticipated. Released in June 1998, over its hour, it showcased a range of styles and approaches. From the tender ballad Fireworks to the anthemic title track, the singles My Weakness Is None Of Your Business and Come Back To What You Know, the album's 14 tracks represent an accomplished, beautifully crafted body of work. It is easy to see why Chris Martin of Coldplay (who supported Embrace on tour in 2000) is such an admirer, among many others.

              In many respects, Embrace form a trilogy with two other great northern groups of the time, Oasis and The Verve – yet they were no junior partners: The Good Will Out fully captures the scale of their ambition.

              It is presented with scrupulous attention to the detail of the original UK first pressing and available in audiophile 180gm vinyl.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Intro
              2. All You Good Good People
              3. My Weakness Is None Of Your Business
              4. Come Back To What You Know
              5. One Big Family
              6. Higher Sights
              7. Retread
              8. I Want The World
              9. You've Got To Say Yes
              10. Fireworks
              11. The Last Gas
              12. That's All Changed Forever
              13. Now You're Nobody
              14. The Good Will Out


              Bullshit Detector - 2023 Reissue

                Crass Records, alongside One Little Independent Records, reissue their iconic three volume compilation series, ‘Bullshit Detector’, on LP, available in both classic black and special edition grey vinyl. 

                ‘Bullshit Detector’ was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the anarcho-punk band Crass and released on their own label. Three editions were released between 1980 and 1984, consisting of demo tapes, rough recordings and artwork that had been sent to the band.

                The sound quality of the ‘Bullshit Detector’ series was mixed and often basic, or even poor, as Crass would master the tapes directly to record without any additional production or enhancement. For Crass, the expectation of a polished performance was missing the point.

                After punk had already been co-opted, re-packaged and sold back to us, ‘Bullshit Detector’ volumes 1-3 were, and still are, seen by many to capture the purest ethos of punk culture, an event that inspired hundreds to take to their bedrooms and garages and join the DIY revolution.

                Crass believed in the power of community and that their movement was for everybody. These compilations are an admittedly harsh but important part of that story; when Crass gave punk back to the people.

                TRACK LISTING

                Andy T - Jazz On A Summers Day
                Counter Attack - Don’t Wanna Fight For You
                Alternative - Change It
                Clockwork Criminals - We Are You
                Reputations In Jeopardy - Girls Love Popstars
                Crass - Do They Owe Us A Living
                Amebix - University Challenged
                Sceptics - Local Chaos
                The Sinyx - Mark Of The Beast
                Frenzy Battalion - Thalidomide
                Icon - Cancer
                The Speakers - Why
                A.P.F. Brigade - Anarchist Attack
                Fuck The C.I.A. - Right Or Wrong
                Caine Mutiny And The Kallisti Apples Of Nonsense - Morning Star
                The Sucks - 3
                Porno Squad - Khaki Doesn’t Go With My Eyes
                S.P.G. Murders - Soldiers
                Eratics - National Service
                Red Alert 8 - Who Needs Society
                The Snipers - War Song
                Armchair Power - Power
                Disrupters - Napalm
                Andy T - Nagaski Mon Amour
                Action Frogs - Drumming Up Hope (Ferret Skank)


                Bullshit Detector Two - 2023 Reissue

                  Crass Records, alongside One Little Independent Records, reissue their iconic three volume compilation series, ‘Bullshit Detector’. 

                  ‘Bullshit Detector’ was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the anarcho-punk band Crass and released on their own label. Three editions were released between 1980 and 1984, consisting of demo tapes, rough recordings and artwork that had been sent to the band.

                  The sound quality of the ‘Bullshit Detector’ series was mixed and often basic, or even poor, as Crass would master the tapes directly to record without any additional production or enhancement. For Crass, the expectation of a polished performance was missing the point.

                  After punk had already been co-opted, re-packaged and sold back to us, ‘Bullshit Detector’ volumes 1-3 were, and still are, seen by many to capture the purest ethos of punk culture, an event that inspired hundreds to take to their bedrooms and garages and join the DIY revolution.

                  Crass believed in the power of community and that their movement was for everybody. These compilations are an admittedly harsh but important part of that story; when Crass gave punk back to the people.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Voice Of The U.K. - Waiting For Bardot
                  Omega Tribe - Nature Wonder
                  Suspects - Random Relations
                  Your Funeral - Think About It
                  Krondstadt Uprising - Receiver Deceiver
                  Deformed - Freedom
                  No Label - Let’s Get It Right
                  The Rejected - Same Old Songs
                  Boffo - Garageland
                  XS - Fuck The System
                  Polemic Attack - Manipulated Youth
                  Gardener - A. Gardener’s Song
                  Toxic - Tradition Of Slaughter
                  1984 - Breakup
                  Unknown Artist - Insert
                  Toxik Ephex - Police Brutality
                  Sic - Low
                  Molitov Cocktail - Ain’t Got A Clue
                  Naked - Mid 1930’s (Pre-war Germany)
                  Capital Punishment - We’ve Realised The Truth Now
                  Anthrax - All The Wars
                  Endangered Species - Slaughter Of The Innocent (Curiosity Kills)
                  Pseudo Sadists - War Games
                  Total Chaos - Pyscho Analysis
                  Dougie - War Without Winners
                  St Vitus Dancers - The Survivor
                  Stegz - Christus Erection
                  Metro Youth - Brutalised
                  Normality Complex - Black Market Shadow
                  Youth In Asia - The Power & The Glory
                  Riot Squad - Security System
                  Destructors - Agent Orange
                  The Pits - U.K. In Dreamland
                  The Bored - Riot Style
                  Toby Kettle - Theatre Comment
                  Chumbawumba - Three Years Later
                  Passion Killers - Start Again
                  Amerikan Arsenal - Get Off Yr Ass


                  Bullshit Detector Three - 2023 Reissue

                    Crass Records, alongside One Little Independent Records, reissue their iconic three volume compilation series, ‘Bullshit Detector’.

                    ‘Bullshit Detector’ was the name of a series of compilation LPs put together by the anarcho-punk band Crass and released on their own label. Three editions were released between 1980 and 1984, consisting of demo tapes, rough recordings and artwork that had been sent to the band.

                    The sound quality of the ‘Bullshit Detector’ series was mixed and often basic, or even poor, as Crass would master the tapes directly to record without any additional production or enhancement. For Crass, the expectation of a polished performance was missing the point.

                    After punk had already been co-opted, re-packaged and sold back to us, ‘Bullshit Detector’ volumes 1-3 were, and still are, seen by many to capture the purest ethos of punk culture, an event that inspired hundreds to take to their bedrooms and garages and join the DIY revolution.

                    Crass believed in the power of community and that their movement was for everybody. These compilations are an admittedly harsh but important part of that story; when Crass gave punk back to the people.

                    Sleeve notes from ‘Bullshit Detector Three’ read: “Don’t expect music when the melody is anger, when the message sings defiance, three chords are frustration when the words are from the heart.”

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Avert Aversion - Oh What A Nice Day
                    Awake Mankind - Once Upon A Time
                    A Nul Noise - Hibashuka
                    Animus - Nuclear Piss
                    Peroxide - Ministry Of Death (M.O.D.)
                    Untitled - We Are Taught To Kill
                    Xtract - Fight For Peace
                    Verbal Assault - Not Yet Ron
                    Fifth A Column - Counterfeit Culture
                    Potential Victim - People
                    7th Plague - Rubber Bullets
                    Rebel A - Genesis To Genocide
                    Alienated - Living In Fear
                    Barbed Wire - Weapons Of War
                    Rob Williams - Lies
                    Reality Control - The War Is Over
                    Youthanasia - Power
                    Sammy Rubette & Safety Match - The Ballad Of Maggie The Maggot
                    Politicide - 51st State
                    Markus Abused - The Killing Machine
                    One Man’s Meat - Your Country Misleads You
                    Direct Action - Death Without A Thought
                    Crag - Voice Your Protest
                    Attrition - In Your Hand
                    Napalm Death - The Crucifixion Of Possessions
                    The Impalers - Sun, Sun, Sun
                    Health Hazzard - Picture Show
                    Phil Hedgehog - Radio Times
                    Malice - Faceless
                    Michael Kingzett Taylor - Paranoia
                    Brainwashed Pupils - The Demonstration
                    No Defences - Work To Consume
                    A.N.E.E.B. - Berlin Wall
                    Carnage - Carnage
                    Warning - Beasts Of Fiction
                    State Of Shock - Excess Youth
                    Neale Harmer - Hard Nut
                    Dead To The World - Action Man
                    Dandruff - Life In A Whiskey Bottle
                    Richard III - Will You Care?
                    Funky Rayguns - The Hare And The Tortoise

                    Matt Berry

                    Kill The Wolf: 10th Anniversary Edition

                      In 2013, Matt Berry released his second album on Acid Jazz, ‘Kill The Wolf’, introducing progressive music, 1970s pop and psychedelic experimentation for a critically acclaimed album that established him as a musician in his own right. 

                      The original release plan saw a short run of a box set that included exclusive music and has inevitably become a sought after rarity since. 

                      For the album’s tenth anniversary, special edition deluxe versions make these tracks availableagain, in some formats for the very first time.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Gather Up
                      Devil Inside Me
                      Fallen Angel
                      Wolf Quartet
                      October Sun
                      The Signs
                      Knock Knock
                      Village Dance
                      Farewell Summer Sun
                      The Dawn
                      You That I See
                      Fire Chant
                      Food Chain Blues
                      Early Knock
                      To The Floor
                      Sea Chant
                      Devil Inside Me (Walk With Samuel)
                      Honky Knock
                      Venison Sketch
                      Wolf Quartet (‘Original’ Mix)

                      Gather Up
                      Devil Inside Me
                      Fallen Angel
                      Wolf Quartet
                      October Sun
                      The Signs
                      Knock Knock
                      Village Dance
                      Farewell Summer Sun
                      The Dawn
                      Devil Inside Me (Walk With Samuel)
                      Fire Chant
                      You That I See
                      Early Knock
                      To The Floor
                      Wolf Quartet (‘original' Mix)
                      Venison Sketch
                      On A High
                      Honky Knock
                      An Electric Hero
                      Food Chain Blues
                      Sea Chant

                      Peter Davison

                      Music On The Way - 2023 Reissue

                        First album by new age and ambient music pioneer.

                        One of “The 20 best new age albums.“ by Facmag.

                        40th anniversary reissue on limited CD and VINYL.

                        Taken from Original Tapes and mastered by Grammy-nominated Jessica Thompson.

                        Fans of Peter Klaus Wiese, Steve Roach, Erik Wøllo, Anugama, Al Gromer Khan, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Steven Halpern, Pauline Anna Strom, Steven Halpern, Laraaji, Inoyama Land, Michael.

                        Ultimate collector’s item for those who deeply in Ambient Music history.

                        Peter Davison

                        Glide - 2023 Reissue

                          "The Fact of Being are happy to inform about the second step in a series of reissues of early works by Peter Davison. The long-awaited re-edition of a highly acclaimed and innovative album "Glide" 1981 to celebrate its 40th anniversary.

                          "Glide" was the second artist's album. Released in 1981 on vinyl and urgently repressed in 1982 due to high demand it was sold-out fast again and has not been reissued since that. To date, this is one of the rarest and wanted ambient recordings that finally available again with original artwork and short liner notes from Peter Davison himself. A fascinating ambient album less new-age more minimal ambient. An absolute classic in the spirit of Iasos, Brian Eno, Jon Hassell, Michael Stearns...

                          Peter Davison has composed music scores for Indie Features, the History Channel, A+E, Biography, PBS, Warner Bros., Disney, Universal, Discovery, Gaiam (Yoga/Relaxation music), and others. Over 25 CDs of his music are available on EMI/Higher Octave, Gaiam, Davisounds, and TSR/Baja.

                          His instrumental "Sip of Wine" (from his CD "Future, Present, Past") received the Best Song of the Year Award, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, (New Age/Ambient), 2010. Both "Fern Valley" and "Mount Tahquitz" from his CD "Forest Home" and "Possibility" (from his CD "Possibility") have also received nominations. Peter's score for the PBS Series "The Endless Voyage" was nominated for the "Best Score of the Year, TV Show." Peter Davison has composed the memorable music for over 45 of GAIAM's award-winning DVDs featuring master instructors yoga and meditations Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Suzanne Deason, David-Dorian Ross, and others." 


                          Inter-Dimensional Music - 2023 Reissue

                            A “Fact of Being” was lucky happy to invite you to Iasos dimension and presents 3 epic ambient/new-age releases from a remarkable artist. Iasos is a Music Creator, specializing in celestial, heavenly, inter-dimensional music. He is also one of the original founders of “New Age” music has named “the Duke Ellington of New Age and the “Creator of New Age” by the New York Times. His albums often in lists like “the list of 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time.” by Pitchfork, “The 20 best new age albums“ by Facmag, to name just a few. Since 1968 Iasos has remained focused and dedicated to his original intention – composing and recording his music, giving seminars, and doing multi-media concerts around the world.

                            His music has been used by NASA, LAZARIS, ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, LASERIUM, and HEWLETT PACKARD, as well as by numerous hospitals, health clinics, therapists, mental health clinics, and surgeons throughout the world. Despite this, we found that some of Iasos’s masterpieces are criminally rare and hard to get on physical formats. In 2019 during discussions with Iasos, we have chosen 3 albums for the first part of the reissues of Iasos’s music on the Fact of Being on vinyl and audio CD. May this music be an OASIS for your Soul. In 1975 Iasos, published his first work “Inter-Dimensional Music” which during the years became an absolute classic of a new age and ambient music. This is probably a first “new age” album ever released. In addition, a year after in 1976 Steven Halpern, with his well-known masterpiece “Spectrum-Suite” cemented the existence of style. Being unique, the music lays at the crossroads of ambient, new age, psychedelic, prog, and space music. Recommended for fans of Peter Davison, Popol Vuh, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Steven Halpern, and Michael Stearns’ early works.

                            Now, after 45 years since first publishing the album available again on limited VINYL in original artwork.

                            Reviews: “It is NOT the typical sounds of the average new age music found throughout the ’80s, it is a trippy, exotic psych sound having roots in ’60s West Coast experimental music. A cornerstone of new age music by real new agers. “l find lasos’ inter-dimensional music needing new words to describe it. I feel as though I were entering a new world — a new and very profoundly beautiful world. –Buckminster Fuller

                            “What’s most remarkable about Inter-Dimensional Music is how immaculately conceived it appears, less a stepping stone than a lodestone magnetizing the entirety of future new age sonic aesthetics. Even its creator, eccentric Greek bohemian Iasos, seemed caught off guard by it, admitting surprise when in 1967 he began hearing a new, nebulous form of music in his head, which he referred to as “paradise music”. Less than a decade later — on May 17, 1975 to be exact — he manifested this vision into a 45-minute suite of smeared synthetic textures, strings, piano, percussion, flute, and field recordings, dusted in heavenly FX and backwards tape. It’s an astoundingly ahistorical invention, crystalizing the essence of a style no one else had even imagined, much less attempted.

                            The only remotely comparable form it shares a lineage with is some sort of outsider spiritual exotica but little in that world feels this hazy, immaterial, and limitless. The sides are diffuse and disorienting, evaporating into hypnagogic wisps of perfumed breeze or quiet creeks of frogs. Even so, Iasos distinctly intended Inter-Dimensional Music for focused enjoyment rather than background ambience because he believed his music could connect listeners to “heavenly realms of existence” — and heaven must be heard to be entered.” – Factmag (the list of 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time.)

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Libra Sunrise
                            2. Formentera Sunset Clouds
                            3. I Passion You A Leap Of Love-Flame
                            4. Lueena Coast
                            5. Aries
                            6. Crystal Petals
                            7. Osiris Bull-Man & Elephant Walk
                            8. Creation / Cloud Prayer
                            9. Angel Play
                            10. The Bubble Massage
                            11. Maha-Splendor


                            Angelic Music - 2023 Reissue

                              In 1978 Iasos has returned with a new album consist of 2 long peaceful compositions “The Angels of Comfort “ and “Angel Play”. These pieces are extremely soothing, heavenly, loving, and peaceful, and it captures the energies of love – on a galactic scale. It functions as a universal healing comforting presence. This genre of music could be termed “classical New Age music”. The philosopher Alan Watts has said, “Iasos is doing the classical music of the New Age.” This album is a “vibrational environment” of soothing loving angelic feelings – very nurturing and comforting.

                              The music can be used for creating a sacred space, for meditating, body-work, visualization, hospice work, emotional healing, and for tuning into angels. It is well suited for relaxing the mind, body and spirit. When Iasos first released this album, it immediately became an underground classic, due to its universal appeal. It was the one of first albums that created a new music genre now known as “New Age” music. In addition, it still is one of the most cherished pieces of music worldwide. The Psychology Department at Plymouth State College had this music receive the highest rating, by quite a margin, for being “most like the heavenly music” heard by people who had had a near-death experience. “Angelic Music” was released on vinyl only once in 1989 on Brazilian label Estúdio Eldorado.


                              Realms Of Light - 2023 Reissue

                                After a decade of a break, in 2001 Iasos returned with a new, first in a new millennium, album – “Realms of Light”. Here you will hear 8 masterpieces of heavenly music that takes you to other-worldly realms just filled with Love and Light. This album continues where “Elixir” 1983 left off! Journey into heavenly celestial realms with a master of inter-dimensional music. Ecstatic planes of existence filled with love, light, color, fragrance, and sacredness. Unearthly sparkling beauty.

                                There are a few guest musicians who beautify the album: Joie Favier from Cybervixen, legendary violinist Steven Kindler who was one of the forerunners in playing multi-string electric violin, and another new-age music legend Sophia Roberts. To summarize, this album is intensely full of heavenly feelings that will make your heart glow.

                                De La Soul

                                Stakes Is High - 2023 Reissue

                                  Stakes is High was critically lauded for its music, lyricism, and its overall message concerning the artistic decline rap music began to face in the mid-90s. The title track and first single was produced by J Dilla and the album's second single, "Itzsoweezee (HOT)", with only Dave on vocals, was accompanied by a creative music video. The album spawned a third single "4 More", featuring Zhane. The album did provide a launching pad for future star rappers and actors Mos Def, who appeared on the track "Big Brother Beat" and Common who is featured on "The Bizness."

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Intro
                                  2. Supa Emcees
                                  3. The Bizness
                                  4. Yunonstop
                                  5. Wonce Again Long Island
                                  6. Dinnit
                                  7. Brakes
                                  8. Dog Eat Dog
                                  9. Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Ooh Baby
                                  10. Long Island Degrees
                                  11. Betta Listen
                                  12. Itzsoweezee (HOT)
                                  13. 4 More
                                  14. Big Brother Beat
                                  15. Down Syndrome
                                  16. Pony Ride
                                  17. Stakes Is High
                                  18. Sunshine

                                  Albert Ayler

                                  In Greenwich Village - 2023 Reissue

                                    In the mid-’60s, Albert Ayler found himself at the center of major transformations within jazz. On his albums for ESP-Disk’, his delivery was radically aggressive and his tone blistering—aiming for something beyond the New Thing. His music would be further energized when (at the behest of John Coltrane) Bob Thiele signed him to Impulse! As Ayler told The Plain Dealer at the time, “It’s not about notes anymore. It’s a sound—a feeling. The approach we’re taking will discontinue the use of the word ‘jazz.’”

                                    In Greenwich Village, Ayler’s first LP on Impulse!, perfectly captures the Cleveland-born saxophonist’s radiant intensity. Sourced from a pair of live engagements—February ’67 at the Village Theatre on New York’s Lower East Side and December ’66 at the Village Vanguard—these recordings show an improved clarity in production and performance.

                                    Both sets feature two basses (including Alan Silva and Henry Grimes) which allowed the ensemble to go in different harmonic directions while maintaining an organic unity. Of particular interest are “For John Coltrane,” a tribute to Ayler’s mentor who would pass later that year, and “Truth Is Marching In” where trumpeter Donald Ayler joins his brother to celebrate and ultimately deconstruct several jazz traditions to stunning effect.

                                    Vibrant in sound and vision, Albert Ayler’s In Greenwich Village is a landmark statement in free jazz and a career high-point for this truly original artist. Superior Viaduct is honored to present this classic album on vinyl for the first time domestically in 30 years.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. For John Coltrane
                                    2. Change Has Come
                                    3. Truth Is Marching In
                                    4. Our Prayer

                                    The Go! Team

                                    Thunder, Lightning, Strike - 2023 Reissue

                                      ‘One sick party record bursting with overdriven guitars, triumphant trumpet lines, and battling drum assaults that seem to break through walls with the barrelling force of a thousand Kool-Aid men’ Pitchfork 8.7 BNM

                                      The Go! Team burst onto the scene back in 2004 with their debut album “Thunder, Lightning, Strike” putting the disco in discordant & red limiting all the levels. They scored Pitchfork Best New Music, a Mercury music prize nomination and, from a small bedroom concern in Brighton, UK, emerged to take on the world, lighting up stages on every continent.

                                      Nineteen years later The Go! Team, led by main man Ian Parton and MC Ninja, are still releasing brilliant, ever more eclectic albums (see this year’s Get Up Sequences Part 2).

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Panther Dash
                                      2. Ladyflash
                                      3. Feelgood By Numbers
                                      4. The Power Is On
                                      5. Get It Together
                                      6. We Just Won't Be Defeated
                                      7. Junior Kickstart
                                      8. Air Raid GTR
                                      9. Bottle Rocket
                                      10. Friendship Update
                                      11. Hold Yr Terror Close
                                      12. Huddle Formation
                                      13. Everyone's A V.I.P. To Someone 

                                      Etienne De Crecy

                                      Super Discount 2 - 2023 Reissue

                                        Eight years after his first record, Super Discount, a milestone for the French Touchscene, Etienne de Crecy, accompanied by his old accomplices (including Philippe Zdar, Boom Bass & Alex Gopher) revived the project with Super Discount 2 (2004), a second part exalting the festive spirit of sleepless nights through warm and colorful house music

                                        Etienne de Crecy is a vital player on the international electronic music scene. In twenty years of a constantly evolving career, the French producer has delivered some of the world'smajor electronic albums: Pansoul (with Philippe Zdar under the name Motorbass), Super Discount, Tempovision, Super Discount 2 & 3. He also fathered thirty EPs andhas produced some forty remixes for artists such as Kraftwerk, Air, Moby, and Lil'Louis.

                                        Renowned for his eclectic and efficient productions, Etienne de Crecy is also a passionate DJ.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Open FT (feat. Alex Gopher)
                                        Overnet (feat. Alex Gopher)
                                        G2 (feat. Mr. Learn)
                                        Gifted (feat. DJ Mehdi)
                                        Soul Seek
                                        Audio Galaxy
                                        Bit Torrent (feat. Boom Bass)
                                        Fast Track (feat. Julien Delfaud & Alex Gopher)
                                        Poisoned (feat. Philippe Zdar)

                                        Etienne De Crecy

                                        Super Discount 3 - 2023 Reissue

                                          The third part to the seminal series by the iconic French touch producer and DJ Etienne De Crécy.

                                          In 2014, while EDM is wreaking havoc in the United States and around the world, Etienne De Crecy decided to return to Super Discount, to produce the third part of the series (released in 2015).

                                          If the synthesizers remain in the forefront, faithful to Super Discount 2's techno energy, samples and production give the record a house and funky sound that was the trademark of the first release. This time around Etienne De Crecy also collaborated with singers rather than producers. Dave & Pos (De La Soul), Baxter Dury, Tom Burke (Citizens!), Madeline Follin (Cults) and Kilo Kish, but also Alex Gopher and Julien Delfaud all appear on the album.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Smile (feat. Alex Gopher)
                                          2. Family
                                          3. Night (Cut The Crap)
                                          4. Amazing
                                          5. You
                                          6. Sunset
                                          7. Love
                                          8. Follow
                                          9. Smile (Vocal Mix) (feat. Alex Gopher & Asher Roth)
                                          10. WTF
                                          11. Hashtag My Ass

                                          Letta Mbulu

                                          In The Music... The Village Never Ends - 2023 Repress

                                            Originally released in South Africa in 1983, 'In The Music... The Village Never Ends' is one of those holy grail African records that barely needs any introduction. Featuring the enormous 'Nomalizo', it's a record that aficionados around the world have been waiting many years to get hold of. Now, Be With Records proudly presents the hugely anticipated vinyl reissue of this bonafied classic.

                                            This release is officially licensed and has been lovingly mastered for vinyl by Simon Francis (Claremont 56 mastering engineer) It has been pressed on audiophile 180gram vinyl for the first time and features the original, rarely seen artwork.

                                            South African singer Letta Mbulu possesses one of the most beautiful voices the world has ever known. Her immaculate voice emits a sweetness that radiates from deep within, brimming with a joy of life and inspiring a spirit of hope and happiness. On this album, her voice soars over a strident musical force that veers between disco, soul and pop music of the most incredible kind. The gleaming guitars recall disco's finest hours while the thump of the beats anticipate 80s British soul.

                                            News of this limited reissue has already been causing a significant stir amongst those in the know so do not sleep on this - you have been warned!

                                            Wedding Present

                                            Watusi - 2023 Reissue

                                              Formed in 1985, the group rose to prominence as part of the so-called C86 scene (a free NME cassette that showcased new bands of the era), with their fast-paced jangle- pop and intelligent lyrics by founder and only band constant David Gedge.The group built on the critical and commercial success of their debut album, George Best, and, in 1992, made headlines with their cunning ruse of issuing a single a month, all of which made the UK Top 40.

                                              Signing to Island Records, the group – at this point Gedge, guitarist PaulDorrington, bassist Darren Belk and drummer Simon Smith – went to Seattle to record with producer/ engineer Steve Fisk, known then for his work with the fabled Sub- Pop label. As a result, Watusi is both razor sharp and slyly commercial, as typified by its singles Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah and It's A Gas. There is much to enjoy beyond – especially the tender confessional Big Rat and the reflective garden party drama Gazebo. Both underline John Peel's comment that Gedge had written "some of the best love songs of the rock'n'roll era."

                                              For lovers of grunge- based indie with generous dashes of melody, Watusi is a must-have.

                                              It is presented with scrupulous attention to the detail of the original UK first pressing and available in audiophile 180gm vinyl.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              So Long, Baby
                                              Click Click
                                              Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
                                              Let Him Have It
                                              Shake It
                                              It's A Gas
                                              Swimming Polls, Movie Stars
                                              Big Rat
                                              Hot Pants

                                              Big Black

                                              Bulldozer - 2023 Reissue

                                                Bulldozer is the second EP by Big Black, originally released in 1983. It was their first release to feature an actual band performing, including Pat Byrne from Urge Overkill playing drums on some of the songs in addition to the Roland TR-606 drum machine that provided rhythm tracks on Big Black's early records. On Bulldozer, Big Black's founder and frontman Steve Albini achieved a signature "clanky" sound with his guitar by using metal guitar picks notched with sheet metal clips, creating the effect of two guitar picks at once. The Bulldozer EP was recorded with engineer Iain Burgess and released in December 1983, with the first two hundred copies packaged in a galvanized sheet metal sleeve in homage to Public Image Ltd.'s Metal Box. Many of the EP's lyrics depicted scenarios drawn from Albini's midwest upbringing, such as "Cables", which described the slaughtering of cows at a Montana abattoir, and "Pigeon Kill", about a rural Indiana town that dealt with an overpopulation of pigeons by feeding them poisoned corn. The EP's final song, "Jump the Climb," was recorded by Albini before the addition of his bandmates. 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                A1 Cables
                                                A2 Pigeon Kill
                                                A3 I'm A Mess
                                                B1 Texas
                                                B2 Seth
                                                B3 Jump The Climb


                                                Elastic Rock - 2023 Reissue

                                                  2023 reissue, 140g vinyl, remastered from the original Vertigo Master Tapes for this edition by Simon Francis, original gatefold die-cut sleeve replicated in fine detail

                                                  Nucleus's Elastic Rock is undisputedly a milestone in Jazz-Rock. A beautiful and vital debut album, it was first released on Vertigo in 1970. Original copies are now very tricky to score and, like all the Nucleus records, it’s aged ridiculously well. This Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, shows off just why this deserves to be back in press.

                                                  Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. He was a true pioneer and saw the potential in fusing the worlds of jazz with rock, just as Miles Davis and The Tony Williams Lifetime did in the US. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Regarding music as a continuous process, Nucleus refused to “recognise rigid boundaries” and worked on delivering what they saw as a “total musical experience”. We can get behind that.

                                                  Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians. This constant evolution and revolution was all part of the continuous musical exploration and discovery that took jazz to new levels. And the music has kept relevant. To steal a line from a review of our re-issue of Roots, when it comes to anything Nucleus “it’s basically already hip-hop”.

                                                  The very title Elastic Rock could be regarded as the group's MO, describing a melting point between their rock and jazz impulses. Indeed, housed in a memorable gatefold jacket designed by Roger Dean, the die cut molten teardrop shape on the front sleeve opens to reveal a fiery volcanic crater. On the back, Dean's drawing has Carr with saxophonist Brian Smith, guitarist Chris Spedding, drummer John Marshall, bassist Jeff Clyne and sax, oboe and pianist Karl Jenkins in a circle, the central core of a movement and the basis for its activity.

                                                  Recorded over four days in January 1970, Elastic Rock didn't sound like any other British jazz album. Exploding out the gate, "1916" opens with Marshall's frantic pounding before melancholic horns enter. The smooth title track, "Elastic Rock" is just a gorgeous electric blues track. Light drums, gentle melodic horns, piano and a solid bassline serve as the perfect bed for Spedding's graceful bluesy guitar melodies. The serene "Striation", a Clyne and Spedding collaboration, is led by bowed bass and is the epitome of calm before the late night laid back vibe of "Taranaki" breezes along sweetly and smoothly with great trumpet and tenor.

                                                  The truly emotional "Twisted Track" is elegant with horns, while guitar is gently played with drums and bass. Initially deeply soothing, it gradually builds with various solos and duets. "Crude Blues (Part 1)" features an excellent oboe part by Jenkins with laconic guitar helping out. "Part 2" is livelier, with a heavy backbeat and great wind parts. "1916 (Battle Of Boogaloo)" features a steady bassline and great call and response parts from the horn section.

                                                  The highly-charged centrepiece of the record, the mesmeric epic "Torrid Zone" features an hypnotic bassline and hi-hat with some of the ensemble's best soloing. Brilliantly encapsulating the jazz fusion aesthetic so desired by the group, the rhythm section is rock-influenced but magically retains a laid-back jazz vibe. Just perfection. Spacey jazz in the style of In a Silent Way, the semi-ambient "Stonescape" features smooth, muted brass, warm, smokey keys and a barely-there rhythm section. Heavenly.

                                                  The bubbling, fragile restraint of "Earth Mother" partially utilises the "Torrid Zone" bassline but takes the energy in a different direction with Marshall's frenetic drumming and Spedding's unpredictable riffing. Next comes the very idiosyncratic drum solo track by Marshall in the appropriately-titled "Speaking for Myself, Personally, in My Own Opinion, I Think." The album closes with the raucous "Persephones Jive", a track that ends the album frantically, riotously, just as it began.

                                                  This Be With edition of Elastic Rock has been re-mastered from the original Vertigo master tapes, Simon Francis’ mastering working together with Cicely Balston's cut at AIR Studios to weave their usual magic with these wonderful recordings. The stunning die-cut gatefold sleeve has been restored in all its molten glory.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1 : 1916 (1:11)
                                                  A2 : Elastic Rock (4:05)
                                                  A3 : Striation (2:14)
                                                  A4 : Taranaki (1:38)
                                                  A5 : Twisted Track (5:19)
                                                  A6 : Crude Blues (Part 1) (0:54)
                                                  A7 : Crude Blues (Part 2) (2:38)
                                                  A8 : 1916 (The Battle Of Boogaloo) (2:58)
                                                  B1 : Torrid Zone (8:41)
                                                  B2 : Stonescape (2:39)
                                                  B3 : Earth Mother (5:15)
                                                  B4 : Speaking For Myself, Personally, In My Own Opinion, I Think… (1:31)
                                                  B5 : Persephone’s Jive (2:14)


                                                  We'll Talk About It Later - 2023 Reissue

                                                    2023 reissue, 140g vinyl, remastered from the original Vertigo Master Tapes for this edition by Simon Francis, original gatefold die-cut sleeve replicated in fine detail

                                                    Their masterpiece? With breaks for dayyyyyys and an almost ambient, heavy jazz atmosphere throughout, *this* is the apex of British jazz-rock fusion. We'll Talk About It Later was first released on Vertigo in 1971 and original copies are now very tricky to score. Like all the Nucleus records, it’s aged ridiculously well and this Be With re-issue, re-mastered from the original analogue tapes, shows off just why this deserves to be back in press.

                                                    Genius trumpeter and visionary composer Ian Carr was one of the most respected British musicians of his era. He was a true pioneer and saw the potential in fusing the worlds of jazz with rock, just as Miles Davis and The Tony Williams Lifetime did in the US. In late 1969, following the demise of the Rendell-Carr quintet, and tiring of British jazz, Carr assembled the legendary Nucleus. Regarding music as a continuous process, Nucleus refused to “recognise rigid boundaries” and worked on delivering what they saw as a “total musical experience”. We can get behind that.

                                                    Under bandleader Carr, Nucleus existed as a fluid line-up of inventive, skilled musicians. This constant evolution and revolution was all part of the continuous musical exploration and discovery that took jazz to new levels. And the music has kept relevant. To steal a line from a review of our re-issue of Roots, when it comes to anything Nucleus “it’s basically already hip-hop”.

                                                    We'll Talk About It Later is arguably Nucleus's best album. Not only that, it's in the top 5 of all fusion albums. By the time Nucleus entered Trident Studios in September 1970 to record Elastic Rock's successor, they had already won a best group award at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Once again presented in a Roger Dean designed die-cut gatefold sleeve it continued to demonstrate the chemistry and interplay that worked so brilliantly on Elastic Rock; Carr's sumptuous trumpet and flügelhorn lines, Karl Jenkins's funk-filled electric keyboards, Chris Spedding's wah-wah guitar, Brian Smith's sax and the rhythmic foundation of drummer John Marshall and bassist Jeff Clyne.

                                                    The group work and insane musicianship Nucleus were famed for is in evidence from the off. The intensely funky "Song for the Bearded Lady" is absolute FIRE, blasting out the speakers to leave listeners floored. Counterpoint riffing segues into a spacious groove and a Carr trumpet solo demonstrating the influence of electric Miles from the period. The stop-start funk of "Sun Child" would appeal to Soft Machine devotees whilst the genuinely touching "Lullaby for a Lonely Child" is a lovely downtempo ballad. Featuring an understated, reflective horn line from Carr and Smith and atmospheric, shimmering bouzouki from Spedding, there's an exotic flavour which contributes to the bliss. The ominous, sleazy title track retains a swaggering menace and is not the only track to lend a sort of heavy stoner rock atmosphere. The guitars and bass are deep and low throughout, conjuring heavy psych moments to go with the actual jazz and even funk. To say this album was in conversation with Bitches Brew would not be overstating the sheer brain-frying brilliance.

                                                    The Weather Report-adjacent "Oasis" opens Side B, a colossal track featuring nearly 10 minutes of steadily building melodic horns, keys and choppy guitar riffs. So ace, it could easily go on for another 10. Mesmeric. Spedding adds unique vocals to the undeniable groove of "Ballad of Joe Pimp" whilst saxophonist Smith's duet with drummer Marshall at the conclusion of "Easter 1916" - inspired by the Yeats poem about the Irish nationalist uprising in Dublin - adopts the wildness of the most incendiary free jazz.

                                                    This Be With edition of We'll Talk About It Later has been re-mastered from the original Vertigo master tapes, Simon Francis’ mastering working together with Cicely Balston's cut at AIR Studios to weave their usual magic with these wonderful recordings. The stunning die-cut sleeve has been restored with the original gatefold window pane depicting the Irish uprising in 1916. Incredible, timeless, guaranteed spine-chills.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1 : Song For The Bearded Lady (7:22)
                                                    A2 : Sun Child (5:16)
                                                    A3 : Lullaby For A Lonely Child (4:21)
                                                    A4 : We’ll Talk About It Later (6:13)
                                                    B1 : Oasis (9:44)
                                                    B2 : Ballad Of Joe Pimp (3:45)
                                                    B3 : Easter 1916 (8:49)


                                                    Feast Of Wire (20th Anniversary Edition)

                                                      In early 2003, Calexico released their seminal album ‘Feast of Wire’, the album that truly marked the duo’s critical and commercial breakthrough. Beginning in June, the band will play a series of headline shows across the year performing the landmark ‘Feast of Wire’ in full as well as a slew of beloved songs from the band’s full repertoire. In addition to the headline dates, the band will play a handful of festivals as well across Europe

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Feast Of Wire - LP1 (45 RPM):
                                                      A01 Sunken Waltz
                                                      A02 Quattro (World Drifts In)
                                                      A03 Stucco
                                                      A04 Black Heart
                                                      B05 Pepita
                                                      B06 Not Even Stevie Nicks...
                                                      B07 Close Behind
                                                      B08 Woven Birds

                                                      LP2 (45 Rpm):
                                                      C09 The Book And The Canal
                                                      C10 Attack! El Robot! Attack!
                                                      C11 Across The Wire
                                                      C12 Dub Latina
                                                      C13 Güero Canelo
                                                      D14 Alone Again Or (Bonus Track)
                                                      D15 Whipping The Horse's Eye
                                                      D16 Crumble
                                                      D17 No Doze

                                                      More Cowboys In Sweden - Live At China Theatre Stockholm, 25.04.2003 - LP3 (33 RPM):
                                                      E18 Pepita
                                                      E19 Across The Wire
                                                      E20 Quattro
                                                      E21 Dub Latina
                                                      E22 Sunken Waltz
                                                      E23 Not Even Stevie Nicks
                                                      E24 Woven Birds
                                                      E25 Güero Canelo
                                                      E26 Black Heart
                                                      E27 Alone Again Or


                                                      Happiness - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                        Deluxe 20th anniversary edition of the defining album from innovative UK trio, Fridge. Restored and remastered by founding member of Fridge, Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet). Formed in 1996 by schoolmates Kieran Hebden, Adem Ilhan, and Sam Jeffers, Fridge were astonishingly prolific in their early years – releasing ten singles and four albums in just their first four years together. After a brief stint with a major label imprint – which saw the trio release their most focused album to date (Eph, 1999) Fridge delivered their fourth album, Happiness.

                                                        Originally released in 2001, Happiness was a sprawling, pastoral masterpiece – an innovative mix of acoustic clatter, electronic exploration, hip-hop production techniques, and experimental rock arrangements. Along with Hebden’s blossoming solo project, Four Tet, Happiness dragged the most compelling elements of the typically self-serious electronic, indie, and avant-rock of the 1990s and married them to eclectic folk and spiritual jazz for the new century. More remarkably, they did it without an ounce of pretense, imbued with an earnest and intimate execution that stood in stark contrast to virtually every comparable album of its time.

                                                        Happiness – Anniversary Edition is the 20th anniversary reissue of Fridge’s career-defining gem. Meticulously restored, reconstructed, and remastered from the original master tapes by Kieran Hebden, the album’s sound quality honors the original recordings like never before. The vinyl was cut by award-winning archival mastering engineer, Kevin Gray, and pressed onto 125-gram audiophile-quality vinyl by Record Technology Inc. (RTI). The exquisite heavyweight old-style tip-on gatefold jacket was printed and assembled by hand at Stoughton Printing Company, to complete this masterful reissue of this momentous album. 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Melodica & Trombone (6:02)
                                                        2. Drum Machines & Glockenspiel (13:18)
                                                        3. Cut Up Piano & Xylophone (2:35)
                                                        4. Tone Guitar & Drum Noise (4:46)
                                                        5. Five Four Child Voice (9:22)
                                                        6. Sample & Clicks (2:56)
                                                        7. Drums Bass Sonics & Edits (7:27)
                                                        8. Harmonics (4:00)
                                                        9. Long Singing (9:13)
                                                        10. Five Combs (Bonus Track) (9:45)

                                                        The Exploding Hearts

                                                        Guitar Romantic - 20th Anniversary Expanded & Remastered Edition

                                                          Celebrating its 20th anniversary with remastered audio, an expanded tracklist and a gatefold jacket, The Exploding Hearts' instant-classic debut Guitar Romantic is back. With ten undeniable songs clocking in at just 28 minutes, the Exploding Hearts' album operated as the punk rock equivalent of Ernest Hemingway’s writing: Nothing extraneous, simple, straightforward, to the point, deserving of no additional flourish or accoutrement, with every creative decision pushing forward the work as a whole. Arguably, perfect.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Modern Kicks
                                                          2. I'm A Pretender
                                                          3. Thorns In Roses
                                                          4. You're Black And Blue
                                                          5. Sleeping Aides And Razorblades
                                                          6. Rumors In Town
                                                          7. Throwaway Style
                                                          8. Boulevard Trash
                                                          9. Jailbird
                                                          10. Still Crazy
                                                          11. Busy Signals
                                                          12. I'm A Pretender (King Louie Mix)
                                                          13. So Bored

                                                          Various Artists

                                                          A Tribute To Spacemen 3 - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                            Celebrating twenty-five years since its release as rgirl2 – the label’s first LP – Rocket Girl is reissuing its seminal compilation A Tribute to Spacemen 3 on double vinyl with spot varnish sleeve in May 2023.

                                                            First repress since its original release in May 1998.

                                                            Widely acclaimed at the time of its release (garnering rave reviews in the UK, US, Canadian and European music weeklies and monthlies), the collection sounds as fresh and inventive as it did three decades ago. Launched at a time when tribute albums were prevalent, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 stands apart from other covers albums in that it not only redecorates S3’s songs in a bold new palette of colours, but also acts as a time capsule documenting a very specific wave of 90s US and UK bands that shared many sensibilities – ‘postrock’ might be the catch-all genre, but their music also encompassed psych, slowcore, analogue electronica, dream pop and space rock to varying degrees – and many of whom (Mogwai, Low, Arab Strap, Bardo Pond) have gone on to reap major critical and commercial success, and are still thriving today. In 1998 the LP was a gateway for fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these relatively unknown experimental artists operating on small independent labels either side of the Atlantic – today it is a celebration of the timeless innovation and longevity of that scene.

                                                            As author Richard Milward states in Rocket Girl 20, the 2019 book illuminating the history of the label: ‘In no way is [the LP] a collection of imitators simply regurgitating Spacemen 3’s songs sound-for-sound – rather, the compilation celebrates the purity and bravery of Pierce’s and Kember’s song writing (themselves never averse to a transformative cover version) while showcasing the originality and diversity of those bands they have inspired.’ It is the simultaneous simplicity and otherworldliness of S3’s songs that make them perfect fodder for reinterpretation, the band’s ‘three chords good, two chords better, one chord best’ mantra providing a solid, tantalising foundation for these bands to experiment with freely. Throbbing and humming with equal parts euphoria and melancholia, over the course of the album’s 69 minutes the tracks slide from slithering stoner psych (Asteroid #4’s ‘Losing Touch With My Mind’) to hymnal delicacy (Amp’s ‘So Hot (Wash Away All of My Tears)’ and Mogwai’s crisp, glockenspiel-chiming ‘Honey’) to zero-gravity lounge jazz (Transient Waves’ closer, ‘Billy Whizz’). There are radical reworkings: the oozing fuzztone lava of Bardo Pond’s ‘Call the Doctor’, and not least Arab Strap’s startling take on S3 live mainstay ‘Revolution’, replete with aggressive, crunching drum machine and the lyrics delivered down the telephone in Aidan Moffatt’s laconic Falkirk drawl – ‘a change, a solution, a wee… a wee revolution’ – before its explosive climax.

                                                            A bonus addition to the original tracklisting, Füxa’s ‘Amen’ nestles seamlessly between Flowchart’s off-kilter lullaby-like ‘Ode to Street Hassle’ and Accelera Deck’s uplifting ‘I Believe It’. Purely instrumental through the 1990s, Rocket Girl stalwarts Füxa have employed various vocalists and experimented with cover versions in recent years, and founding member Randall Nieman provides his own voice for this transcendent take on ‘Amen’, the pulsating synths and defiant refrain (‘I don’t mind dying Lord… Amen, Amen, Amen…’) exemplifying what made Spacemen 3’s music so special: the blissful purity of repetition, and the ever sincere, everlasting call to take themselves – and the listener – higher.

                                                            Since its release, A Tribute to Spacemen 3 has not only opened the ears of S3 fans to these kindred artists, but also caught the attention of the Spacemen themselves. After hearing Low’s elegantly faithful rendition of ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’ – a track that feels all the more heart-rending today, after Low vocalist and drummer Mimi Parker’s passing in 2022 – Jason Pierce was inspired to rerecord the song himself for Spiritualized’s 2001 LP Let it Come Down, and reached out to Parker to provide backing vocals. As he told Electric Sound: ‘Her voice was astonishing. It was so pure it was like a soundwave.’

                                                            A Tribute to Spacemen 3 remains Rocket Girl’s fastest seller, the original 1000 glittery vinyl and 1000 CD box sets (the first 50 with bonus keyring and incense sticks, the ever-present scent at Rocket Girl HQ) having sold out rapidly upon release. While the 1998 artwork depicted the iconic S3 transmitter logo in silver foil on a sleek black background, the 2023 reissue recasts the sleeve in an aluminium-effect sheen, suggestive of a space rocket: the symbol that links both the Rugby band and this label. It is a special pairing. In reissuing the record, Rocket Girl once again invites fans of Spacemen 3 to discover these like-minded artists that have since become seminal in their own right – and today, the reverse is equally likely: fans may well pick up this LP on account of its inclusion of bands like Mogwai, Low or Bardo Pond and, through it, initiate themselves into the intoxicating world of Spacemen 3, a group whose bold legacy and influence shows no sign of fading

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1) Bowery Electric ‘Things Will Never Be The Same
                                                            A2) The Asteroid No.4 ‘Losing Touch With My Mind'
                                                            A3) Mogwai ‘Honey’
                                                            B1) Flowchart ‘Ode To Street Hassle’
                                                            B2) Fuxa ‘Amen’
                                                            B3) Accelera Deck ‘I Believe It’
                                                            B4) Arab Strap ‘Revolution’
                                                            C1) Bardo Pond ‘Call The Doctor’
                                                            C2) Frontier ‘Hey Man’
                                                            C3) Low ‘Lord, Can You Hear Me?’
                                                            D1) Amp ‘So Hot (Wash Away All Of My Tears)'
                                                            D2) Piano Magic ‘How Does It Feel’
                                                            D3) Transient Waves ‘Billy Whizz’

                                                            Lucy Dacus

                                                            Historian - 5th Anniversary Edition

                                                              As part of their Revisionist History series, Matador release this anniversary edition of "Historian".

                                                              Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville in March 2017, re-teaming with No Burden producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with A-list studio wizard John Congleton. The sound they created, with substantial input from multi-instrumentalist and live guitarist Jacob Blizard, is far richer and fuller than the debut — an outward flowering of dynamic, living, breathing rock and roll. Dacus' remarkable sense of melody and composition are the driving force throughout, giving Historian the immersive feel of an album made by an artist in full command of her powers.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Night Shift
                                                              The Shell
                                                              Yours & Mine
                                                              Body To Flame
                                                              Next Of Kin
                                                              Pillar Of Truth

                                                              Charli XCX

                                                              True Romance - Original Angel Repress

                                                                Charli XCX’s debut studio album, True Romance, reaches its milestone 10 year anniversary on 12th April 2023. To celebrate we have repressed True Romance on coloured silver vinyl. The album features the singles ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’ and ‘Nuclear Seasons’.

                                                                As the last decade has unfolded, Charli XCX has only become more prolific, both as a performing and songwriter. This is particularly evident by the success of her most recent studio album, CRASH.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side 1
                                                                Nuclear Seasons
                                                                You (Ha Ha Ha)
                                                                Take My Hand
                                                                Stay Away
                                                                Set Me Free
                                                                Side 2
                                                                So Far Away
                                                                Cloud Aura
                                                                What I Like
                                                                Black Roses
                                                                You're The One
                                                                How Can I
                                                                Lock You Up

                                                                Mike Oldfield

                                                                Tubular Bells - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                  This 50th Anniversary celebration edition of Tubular Bells, overseen by Mike Oldfield, contains a brand new half-speed Abbey Road master of the original album, plus a second album that unites several beguiling versions of Oldfield’s masterwork for the first time.

                                                                  Receiving its first outing on vinyl is Tubular X, that Mike recorded in 1998 for an X-Files album*; Mike’s remix collaboration with York, the original Mike Oldfield’s Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)* and, for the first time since a very limited run in 2012, Mike’s stunning Tubular Bells/In Dulci Jubilo (Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games).Of particular interest brand new eight-minute track Tubular Bells 4 Intro, which may well be the last thing ever recorded by Oldfield.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Vinyl Tracklist


                                                                  1. Tubular Bells - Part One (2023 Half Speed Master By Miles Showell)
                                                                  2. Tubular Bells - Part Two (2023 Half Speed Master By Miles Showell)

                                                                  LP2 - SIDE A

                                                                  1. Tubular Bells 4 Intro (previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                  2. Tubular Bells/In Dulci Jubilo (Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games)

                                                                  LP2 - SIDE B

                                                                  1. Tubular X
                                                                  2. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & YORK Remix)
                                                                  3. Mike Oldfield's Single (Theme From Tubular Bells)

                                                                  CD Tracklist

                                                                  1. Tubular Bells - Part One
                                                                  2. Tubular Bells - Part Two
                                                                  3. Tubular Bells 4 Intro (previously Unreleased Demo)
                                                                  4. Tubular Bells/In Dulci Jubilo
                                                                  5. (Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The London 2012 Olympic Games)
                                                                  6. Tubular Bells (Mike Oldfield & YORK Remix)

                                                                  Steely Dan

                                                                  Countdown To Ecstasy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                    At long last: the classic Steely Dan catalog is back on vinyl. Led by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, Steely Dan released 7 albums from 1972-1980. The vinyl series continues with Countdown to Ecstasy, the band’s sprawling 1973 sophomore LP with such standouts as “Bodhisattva,” “Show Biz Kids” and “My Old School”.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side A
                                                                    Razor Boy
                                                                    The Boston Rag
                                                                    Your Gold Teeth
                                                                    Side B
                                                                    Show Biz Kids
                                                                    My Old School
                                                                    Pearl Of The Quarter
                                                                    King Of The World


                                                                    A Way Of Life - 2023 Reissue

                                                                      “If there's one thing A Way of Life drives home more than any other, it's that Suicide never stopped being ahead of their time” Pitchfork.

                                                                      Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Mute / BMG announce a special edition of A WAY OF LIFE, the third studio album by influential electronic-punk duo SUICIDE, to be released on 26th May.

                                                                      Although the band barely received any credit during their career, Suicide are cited as one of the most inspirational bands of the 1970s, influencing the likes Soft Cell, Depeche Mode and The Jesus And Mary Chain, whilst garnering fans in Nick Cave, Jim Thirlwell, M.I.A., Spiritualized, Lydia Lunch, Bobby Gillespie and Savages to name a few.

                                                                      Originally released in 1988, more than a decade after their iconic self-titled album, A Way of Life saw Alan Vega & Martin Rev once again team up with The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek to produce “nine creepily ingratiated industrial pop songs” (Pitchfork). This anniversary edition is available on Limited Edition Trans Blue Vinyl, CD as well as Digital and sees the album fully remastered by Denis Blackham (Skye Mastering). Featured on each format are bonus tracks ‘Heat Beat’ and a newly unearthed live cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA’. Three other previously unreleased recordings are featured exclusively on the CD & Digital versions.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. Wild In Blue (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      A2. Surrender (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      A3. Jukebox Baby 96 (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      A4. Rain Of Ruin (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      A5. Sufferin' In Vain (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      B1. Dominic Christ (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      B2. Love So Lovely (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      B3. Devastation (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      B4. Heat Beat (88' Version - 2023 Remaster)
                                                                      B5. Born In The USA (Single Edit - Live In Paris 1988)*
                                                                      Previously Unreleased*

                                                                      Dorothy Ashby

                                                                      The Rubáiyát Of Dorothy Ashby - 2023 Reissue

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

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

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                        Ovals & Emeralds - 2023 Reissue

                                                                          “’Ovals & Emeralds’ explores particular themes that I found haunting as a child: outdated ornate Victorian design, dolls and clowns, automatons, wind up toys, fairgrounds and circuses. The goal was to evoke these themes through manipulation of my own instrumentation, rather than directly sampling fairground organs etc. Although there are some more playful moments on the EP, the dreamlike qualities often take the form of feverish nightmares, dizzying and disorientating with a dose of paranoia.” - Bibio

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. Oval Emerald Vertigo
                                                                          A2. The Death Of A Trapeze Artist
                                                                          A3. Carosello Ellitico
                                                                          B1. Six String Marenghi
                                                                          B2. Polycoulrophon
                                                                          B3. Segee And The Indian


                                                                          Vignetting The Compost - 2023 Reissue

                                                                            ”‘Vignetting The Compost’ partly draws on a theme of the endless cycle of life and death, of growth and decay and how the two are dependant on each other […] This album also explores the processes of pain, loss, suffering and healing, with an optimistic hopeful tone growing over the lamentation like ivy on a gravestone. I’ve always been fascinated with the quality of the imagination and dreams, how edges are unfinished and indefinite, unlike the boundaries of a cinema screen. In dreams, forms and details can seem vivid yet vague, impressionistic, powerful yet difficult to recall. These were the qualities and aesthetics that I focussed on with this album, including intertwining musical ‘vignettes’ amongst the more structured tracks.” – Bibio

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            A1. Flesh Rots, Pip Sown
                                                                            A2. Mr. & Mrs. Compost
                                                                            A3. Everglad Everglade
                                                                            A4. Dopplerton
                                                                            B1. Great Are The Piths
                                                                            B2. Odd Paws
                                                                            B3. Under The Pier
                                                                            B4. Weekend Wildfire
                                                                            C1. The Clothesline And The Silver Birch
                                                                            C2. Torn Under The Window Light
                                                                            C3. The Ephemeral Bluebell
                                                                            C4. Over The Far And Hills Away
                                                                            D1. Amongst The Bark And Fungus
                                                                            D2. Top Soil
                                                                            D3. Thatched
                                                                            D4. The Garden Shelter

                                                                            Brand New Heavies

                                                                            Original Flava

                                                                              To mark the 35th Anniversary of the label, Acid Jazz are reissuing some essential formative albums as a special series on coloured vinyl. Brand New Heavies’ ‘Orginal Flava’ was originally released in 1994, but includes material from before their seminal, self-title 1990 debut ‘Brand New Heavies’. 

                                                                              Highlights include a lounge version of ‘Never Stop’, the Crusaders-esque ‘Country Funkin’ as well as an adventurous live version of ‘Headhunters’, which shows the Heavies’ power as a live outfit. A vital snapshot into the early years of a vital band and the early years of Acid Jazz

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Rest Of Me
                                                                              2. Put Yourself In My Shoes
                                                                              3. Reality
                                                                              4. Country Funkin’
                                                                              5. Got To Give
                                                                              6. Mother’s Tongue
                                                                              7. Dream Come True
                                                                              8. Never Stop
                                                                              9. Headhunters (Live)
                                                                              10. A Day At The Seaside

                                                                              Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O.

                                                                              Acid Motherly Love - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                Third release in the 'first time on vinyl' trilogy, following the quickly sold out 'Pink Lady Lemonade - You're From Outer Space' (REPOSELP102) & 'Myth Of The Love Electrique' (REPOSELP111).

                                                                                Here we have the bands classic 2007 double album 'Acid Motherly Love' pressed on vinyl for the first time. This 2LP set is pressed on transparent orange vinyl, and comes housed in a fully redesigned gatefold sleeve complete with obligatory nudity.

                                                                                'Acid Motherly Love' is another OUT-THERE ride through Acid Mothers weird and psychedelic world. Guitars howl, riffs grow BIGGER with each minute and brains get fried along the way. Recorded under falling ash and burning roof tiles, 'Acid Motherly Love' features every dimension of their legendary underground sound - from wild riff heavy jams, to quieter acoustic passages and spoken monologues, all capped by the trance inducing 15 minute-plus epic 'Santa Sanrodriguez'.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side A. Douchebag (a) Tales Of Mystery Zone (b) Sometime In Your Pussy
                                                                                Side B. Douchebag (c) Lament Of After Egos, Astro Elvis E.S.P.
                                                                                Side C. Che Già Si Fà, Traitors With Beautiful Hearts
                                                                                Side D. Santa Sanrodriguez, Johnny Johnny Jerusalem

                                                                                Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

                                                                                Mainstream - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                  Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cole, Blair Cowan, Lawrence Donegan, Neil Clark and Stephen Irvine – were formed in Glasgow in 1982, where Buxton-born singer-songwriter Cole was studying Philosophy and English at the University of Glasgow -Their sound swam against the tide of shiny 80s synthesisers, offering intense, melodic, guitar-based pop, topped with droll words packed with literary references.

                                                                                  By the time of Mainstream in October 1987, the group had taken a break and had spent time trying to find the right producer for their new material. Working with Ian Stanley, then fresh from the success of Tears For Fears' Songs From The Big Chair, the album allegedly cost ten times the budget of Rattlesnakes. Despite its 80s opulence – for example, guest appearances from Jon Hassell on trumpet, Tracey Thorn on vocals – it sounds untouched by the decade's excess. Its singles, My Bag, Jennifer She Said and From The Hip were all well received.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  My Bag
                                                                                  From The Hip
                                                                                  Jennifer She Said
                                                                                  Mister Malcontent
                                                                                  Sean Penn Blues
                                                                                  Big Snake
                                                                                  Hey Rusty
                                                                                  These Days


                                                                                  Leftism - 2023 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                    Rhythm & Stealth - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                      Rhythm and Stealth is the second studio album by Leftfield, originally released on 20 September 1999. It reached number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. It was nominated for the 2000 Mercury Music Prize.

                                                                                      Matt Hendrickson of Rolling Stone said, "The album's jumble of epic sounds is a blessing and a curse: Rhythm and Stealth never develops a sustained, full-on groove, but it makes for a mind-melding headphone adventure."[10] John Bush of AllMusic said, "Leftfield has moved on with a grace and mastery of production seldom seen in the dance world."[4]

                                                                                      NME named it the 24th best album of 1999.

                                                                                      Pressed on black vinyl.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                      1 Dusted 
                                                                                      2 Phat Planet
                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                      1 Chant Of A Poor Man 
                                                                                      2 Double Flash 
                                                                                      3 El Cid
                                                                                      SIDE C
                                                                                      1 Afrika Shox
                                                                                      2 Dub Gussett
                                                                                      SIDE D
                                                                                      1 Swords
                                                                                      2 6/8 War
                                                                                      3 Rino's Prayer

                                                                                      The Lemonheads

                                                                                      Come On Feel - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                        Expanded 30th anniversary re-issue of The Lemonheads’ classic 1993 album. The breakthrough record that took American alt rock global and catapulted Evan Dando into the hearts of a generation. With a wealth of unreleased demos, alternative versions and rarities - including covers of Victoria Williams, Buddy Holly and The Flying Burrito Brothers plus The Lemonhead’s take on the Cole Porter standard ‘Miss Otis Regrets’.

                                                                                        In the 90’s Evan’s Lemonheads produced hit after a hit, a string of super cool singles: ‘Big Gay Heart’, ‘Into Your Arms’, ‘It’s About Time’, and ‘The Great Big NO’. Pure genius filling the radio waves and taking the stage... Some 30 years on; Evan is still knocking that song writing thing out of the park and ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ sounds as fresh and perky as it ever did. Amid the hits on the original record are stencils and outlines for yet more magical music and now this deluxe edition adds a second disc of demos and acoustic versions, plus a host of one-offs from sessions and compilations that add further colour to the myth and how it was created.

                                                                                        There’s the in-demand combo lovingly covering Victoria Williams’ ‘Frying Pan’ from her ‘Sweet Relief’ album, which is joined by an eclectic set of flipsides and out-takes, like their version of original garage punk nugget ‘Little Black Egg’ by The Nightcrawlers, Evan’s homage to Gram Parsons on the winsome ‘Streets Of Baltimore’ and Buddy Holly’s melancholy ‘Learning The Game’. Evan knows a good song when he hears it, as ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ certainly proved.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Disc One
                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                        A1 The Great Big No
                                                                                        A2 Into Your Arms
                                                                                        A3 It's About Time
                                                                                        A4 Down About It
                                                                                        A5 Paid To Smile
                                                                                        A6 Big Gay Heart
                                                                                        A7 Style
                                                                                        A8 Rest Assured
                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                        B1 Dawn Can't Decide
                                                                                        B2 I'll Do It Anyway
                                                                                        B3 Rick James Style
                                                                                        B4 Being Around
                                                                                        B5 Favorite T
                                                                                        B6 You Can Take It With You
                                                                                        B7 The Jello Fund ( + Lenny - Hidden Track)
                                                                                        Disc Two
                                                                                        Side C – Alternative & Acoustic
                                                                                        C1 Big Gay Heart (Demo)
                                                                                        C2 Being Around (Alternative)
                                                                                        C3 Into Your Arms (Acoustic)
                                                                                        C4 Down About It (Acoustic)
                                                                                        C5 Deep Bottom Cove
                                                                                        C6 Acoustic Rick James Style
                                                                                        C7 It's About Time (Acoustic)
                                                                                        Side D – Covers & Curiosities
                                                                                        D1 Miss Otis Regrets
                                                                                        D2 Learning The Game
                                                                                        D3 Little Black Egg
                                                                                        D4 Streets Of Baltimore (Acoustic)
                                                                                        D5 Frying Pan
                                                                                        D6 He's On The Beach
                                                                                        D7 Favorite T (Live In Session)

                                                                                        Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                        Histoire De Melody Nelson - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                          50th anniversary Melody Nelson's story holds a very special place in Serge Gainsbourg's discography. In the aftermath of the global success of Je t'aime moi non plus Serge Gainsbourg, inspired by his new partner, Jane Birkin, decided "to get down to business." With the collaboration of a very young musician, Jean-Claude Vannier, he signs an album hailed as one of the most remarkable successes of orchestral pop around the world. 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          Ballade De Melody Nelson
                                                                                          Valse De Melody
                                                                                          Ah Melody
                                                                                          L'hotel Particulier
                                                                                          En Melody
                                                                                          Cargo Culte


                                                                                          Blinking Lights And Other Revelations - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                            “When it was time to master the BLINKING LIGHTS reissue I needed to listen to the whole double album for the first time since it came out in 2005, and I was surprised by what I heard. It was an intense and emotional experience for me and I felt proud of it and overwhelmed by how hard we worked on it. I’ll start mentally preparing to listen to it again when its reissued again in 10 years.”

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1 Theme From Blinking Lights (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            2 From Which I Came / A Magic World (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            3 Son Of A Bitch (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 Blinking Lights (For Me) (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 Trouble With Dreams (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            6 Marie Floating Over The Backyard (Remastered For Vinyl)

                                                                                            1 Suicide Life (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            2 In The Yard, Behind The Church (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            3 Railroad Man (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 The Other Shoe (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 Last Time We Spoke (Remastered For Vinyl)

                                                                                            1 Mother Mary (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            2 Going Fetal (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            3 Understanding Salesman (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 Theme For A Pretty Girl That Makes You Believe God Exists (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 Checkout Blues (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            6 Blinking Lights (For You) (Remastered For Vinyl)

                                                                                            1 Dust Of Ages (Remastered For Vinyl, Explicit)
                                                                                            2 Old Shit / New Shit (Remastered For Vinyl, Explicit)
                                                                                            3 Bride Of Theme From Blinking Lights (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 Hey Man (Now You're Really Living) (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 I'm Going To Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart (Remastered For Vinyl)

                                                                                            1 To Lick Your Boots (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            2 If You See Natalie (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            3 Sweet Li'l Thing (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 Dusk: A Peach In The Orchard (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 Whatever Happened To Soy Bomb (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            6 Ugly Love (Remastered For Vinyl)

                                                                                            1 God's Silence (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            2 Losing Streak (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            3 Last Days Of My Bitter Heart (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            4 The Stars Shine In The Sky Tonight (Remastered For Vinyl)
                                                                                            5 Things The Grandchildren Should Know (Remastered For Vinyl) 

                                                                                            The Undertones

                                                                                            Hypnotised - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                              The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975 and released their follow up album ‘Hypnotised’ in 1980 which peaked at #6 in the UK Charts.

                                                                                              The themes on this title follow suit of their debut, focusing on teenage angst, boisterousness, and heartbreak. Though Hypnotised is notably both lyrically and musically more sophisticated than it predecessor.

                                                                                              The album contains 14 punky pop classics, with a slightly tougher edge than the unfailingly sweet-natured debut. The giddy love rush of the title track is matched by some of Feargal Sharkey's most exuberant vocals, and the snotty "What's with Terry?" and "My Perfect Cousin" are yet more perfect slices of adolescent frustration.

                                                                                              This reissue is the first time the bands highest charting release has been pressed on red colour vinyl. 

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                              More Songs About Chocolate And Girls
                                                                                              There Goes Norman
                                                                                              See That Girl
                                                                                              Whizz Kids
                                                                                              Under The Boardwalk
                                                                                              The Way Girls Talk
                                                                                              Hard Luck
                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                              My Perfect Cousin
                                                                                              Boys Will Be Boys
                                                                                              Wednesday Week
                                                                                              Girls That Don't Talk
                                                                                              Nine Times Out Of Ten
                                                                                              What's With Terry

                                                                                              Paul Oakenfold

                                                                                              Bunkka - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                The first time vinyl pressing of Paul Oakenfold's 1 million selling classic debut "Bunkka". The original vinyl release from 2002 featured remixes, whereas this version contains the original album mixes. It has been remastered + pressed on 180g heavyweight double vinyl. The inner sleeves packaging includes extra iconic 'robogirls' imagery designed by Michael Nash Associates + photographer Matthew Donaldson that was originally used on the single packshots from the album campaign.

                                                                                                A galaxy of music stars, including Nelly Furtado, Perry Farrell, Ice Cube, and Tricky as featured artists. It also contains his 3 biggest selling tracks: "Starry Eyed Surprise" with Shifty Shellshock from Crazy Town, "Ready Steady Go," with vocals by So Solid Crew's Asher D. + "Southern Sun" with Carla Werner. Furtado and Tricky guest on album closer "The Harder They Come," while Farrell sings on "Time of Your Life." Ice Cube chimes in on "Get Em Up," followed by former Grant Lee Buffalo frontman Grant Lee Philips on "Motion". Author Hunter S. Thompson, and vocalists Emiliana Torrini and Tiff Lacey also make appearances on 'Bunkka'.

                                                                                                21 years old & till sounding fresh, it's now become a timeless classic.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Ready Steady Go (feat. Asher D)
                                                                                                2. Southern Sun (feat. Carla Werner)
                                                                                                3. Time Of Your Life (feat. Perry Farrell)
                                                                                                4. Hypnotized (feat. Tiff Lacey)
                                                                                                5. Nixon's Spirit (feat. Hunter S Thompson)
                                                                                                6. Zoo Zoo York (feat. Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet)
                                                                                                7. Hold Your Hand (feat. Emiliana Torrini)
                                                                                                8. Starry Eyed Surprise (feat. Shifty Shellshock)
                                                                                                9. Get Em Up (feat. Ice Cube)
                                                                                                10. Motion (feat. Grant-Lee Philips)
                                                                                                11. The Harder They Come (feat. Nelly Furtado + Tricky)

                                                                                                Barbara Stant

                                                                                                My Mind Holds On To Yesterday

                                                                                                  Eventually crowned Queen of the Norfolk Sound, Barbara Stant was just a teenager when she auditioned for Shiptown impresario Noah Biggs in 1970. A dozen sides were tracked throughout the decade, producing a body of work that stretched from deep soul to northern soul to sister funk. By 1978 disco was in overdrive, Noah Biggs was in the ground, and Stant’s career on hold. My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday is what remains.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. My Mind Holds On To Yesterday
                                                                                                  2. I ’m Going To Outfit You Baby
                                                                                                  3. Hung On
                                                                                                  4. That Man Of Mine
                                                                                                  5. Unsatisfied Woman
                                                                                                  6. Shadow In Your Footsteps
                                                                                                  7. (You’ve Got To) Try It Again
                                                                                                  8. (I Found Me A) Real Man
                                                                                                  9. He’s Still Your Man
                                                                                                  10. You Know I Love You
                                                                                                  11. Baby I Love You

                                                                                                  Cate Le Bon

                                                                                                  Crab Day - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                    Re-issue of Cate Le Bon’s April 2016 album originally released on Drag City which she described as "A coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense," .

                                                                                                    A few years prior to its release, Cate’s mother unearthed her birth certificate, and admitted to her daughter that they'd had her birthday a day off for nearly three decades. That sense of misaligned reality is the guiding force on Crab Day, where Cate establishes a strange, almost Dadaist lyrical scheme to make sense—or make more nonsense—of some unnamed life rupture that's left her grasping.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    1. Crab Day
                                                                                                    2. Love Is Not Love
                                                                                                    3. Wonderful
                                                                                                    4. Find Me
                                                                                                    5. I’m A Dirty Attic
                                                                                                    6. I Was Born On The Wrong Day
                                                                                                    7. We Might Revolve
                                                                                                    8. Yellow Blinds, Cream Shadows
                                                                                                    9. How Do You Know.?
                                                                                                    10. What’s Not Mine

                                                                                                    Raintree County

                                                                                                    Roadsongs - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                      PNFG is thrilled to be taking you all on a road trip to Greater Manchester where we will unlock the vinyl releases of one of the early nineties best kept secrets - Raintree County sounding every bit like they hailed from a city 200 miles further north and from 10 years earlier

                                                                                                      They released one LP and one EP in their short life. Both stunning examples of guitar based pop. We will bring you a double album featuring both albums, tastefully remastered and housed in a brand new Gatefold Sleeve with cover art from Fraser Taylor.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Little Blue Book
                                                                                                      Goodbye Galveston
                                                                                                      A Nice Time At The Disco
                                                                                                      Summer Skip
                                                                                                      Mad Dog
                                                                                                      Sweet Everything
                                                                                                      Everybody Knows
                                                                                                      Wind, Rain, Tornado
                                                                                                      Here It Comes
                                                                                                      Wild Honey
                                                                                                      Looking For
                                                                                                      Another Sunday Morning

                                                                                                      The Modern Lovers

                                                                                                      Rock 'N' Roll With The Modern Lovers - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                        Rock 'n Roll With The Modern Lovers is the second album released by The Modern Lovers. The band was formed in 1970 by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Richman, augmented with Jerry Harrison (keyboards), Ernie Brooks (bass), and David Robinson (drums). Richman's friend John Felice joined them occasionally. Their sound almost totally focusses on the sound from the Fifties. The lo-fi record breathes folky roots music and rock 'n roll as it would sound ages ago. The album features the popular tracks "Ice Cream Man", "Roller Coaster By The Sea", and "Egyptian Reggae". The latter was a cover version of Earl Zero "None Shall Escape The Judgement" and became a UK Top 5 hit.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                        1. The Sweeping Wind (Kwa Ti Feng)
                                                                                                        2. Ice Cream Man
                                                                                                        3. Rockin' Rockin' Leprechauns
                                                                                                        4. Summer Morning
                                                                                                        5. Afternoon
                                                                                                        6. Fly Into The Mystery

                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                        1. South American Folk Song
                                                                                                        2. Roller Coaster By The Sea
                                                                                                        3. Dodge Veg-O-Matic
                                                                                                        4. Egyptian Reggae
                                                                                                        5. Coomyah
                                                                                                        6. The Wheels On The Bus
                                                                                                        7. Angels Watching Over Me


                                                                                                        Tres Cabrones - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                          Vinyl reissue of the band's 2013 release featuring their 1983 lineup. First time ever available on vinyl.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Doctor Mule
                                                                                                          2. City Dump
                                                                                                          3. American Cow
                                                                                                          4. Tie My Pecker To A Tree
                                                                                                          5. Dogs And Cattle Prods
                                                                                                          6. Psychodelic Haze
                                                                                                          7. 99 Bottles Of Beer
                                                                                                          8. I Told You I Was Crazy
                                                                                                          9. Stump Farmer
                                                                                                          10. In The Army Now
                                                                                                          11. Walter's Lips
                                                                                                          12. Stick'em Bitch


                                                                                                          The Bulls & The Bees + Electroretard - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                            The first time on vinyl for the complete collection of these two albums together in one package with special 12 page booklet included

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. The War On Wisdom
                                                                                                            2. We Are Doomed
                                                                                                            3. Friends Before Larry
                                                                                                            4. A Really Long Wait
                                                                                                            5. National Hamster
                                                                                                            6. Shit Storm
                                                                                                            7. Youth Of America
                                                                                                            8. Gluey Porch Treatments
                                                                                                            9. Revolve
                                                                                                            10. Missing
                                                                                                            11. Lovely Butterflies
                                                                                                            12. Tipping The Lion
                                                                                                            13. Interstellar Overdrive


                                                                                                            Houdini Live 2005 - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                              The live album from 2006 of Melvins performing their legendary album, Houdini. First time ever on vinyl!

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. Pearl Bomb (Live)
                                                                                                              2. Hooch (Live)
                                                                                                              3. Night Goat (Live)
                                                                                                              4. Lizzie (Live)
                                                                                                              5. Going Blind (Live)
                                                                                                              6. Cop-Ache (Live)
                                                                                                              7. Set Me Straight/DCH (Live)
                                                                                                              8. Sky Pup (Live)
                                                                                                              9. Teet (Live)
                                                                                                              10. Joan Of Arc (Live)
                                                                                                              11. Honey Bucket (Live)
                                                                                                              12. Hag Me (Live)
                                                                                                              13. Spread Eaglebeagle (Live)

                                                                                                              The Soundcarriers

                                                                                                              Celeste - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                There's something intangible about ‘Celeste’, The Soundcarriers’ second album, originally released in 2010. It has a light, lucid quality, almost like driving exhausted through a strange city at night. Freeflowing yet tethered, dreamy yet attacking, the band continue the fight to reconcile competing impulses. Various threads just about keep the shimmering tapestry from tearing. Haunting folk melodies underpinned by rhythmic static and the physicality of the totally analogue recording and mixing, baroque keyboard counterpoints and sweeping arrangements.

                                                                                                                The opener “Last Broadcast” seems to encapsulate this but it's almost as if the album gets the angst out of its system with this track and is free to explore the quieter, less crowded back streets. After the smoke of “Last Broadcast” has cleared, the twisting road takes in the soft introspection of “Hideaway” and “Morning Haze”, both tracks morphing into heavy psyche grooves or the eastern tinged psyche funk of “Signals” and “Rise And Fall”. Or takes another turn with the tightly arranged opening segment of “Long Highway”. Somehow it still manages to fit in ‘60s pop gems like “There Only Once”.

                                                                                                                An album to really lose yourself in, yet more concise than the sprawling Harmonium and more relaxed and free-flowing than the nervy rush of Entropicalia, Celeste could be arguably their most indispensable album and not to damn it with faint praise, their most listenable.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                1. Last Broadcast
                                                                                                                2. Step Outside
                                                                                                                3. Morning Haze
                                                                                                                4. Broken Sleep
                                                                                                                Side B
                                                                                                                1. Long Highway
                                                                                                                2. Rolling On
                                                                                                                3. There Only Once
                                                                                                                4. Out Of Place
                                                                                                                Side C
                                                                                                                1. Signals
                                                                                                                2. Rise And Fall
                                                                                                                3. Hideaway
                                                                                                                4. Celeste
                                                                                                                Side D
                                                                                                                1. Long Highway (Inst.)
                                                                                                                2. Out Of Place (Inst.)
                                                                                                                3. There Only Once (Inst.)
                                                                                                                4. Last Broadcast (Alt. Mix)
                                                                                                                5. Celeste (Alt.mix)

                                                                                                                Big Star

                                                                                                                #1 Record - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                  Recorded at Ardent Studios and released in 1972, the album has gone on to become one of the most influential and iconic debut albums of all time.

                                                                                                                  This 50th-anniversary indie exclusive edition is pressed on 180-gram metallic gold with purple smoke vinyl and features all-analogue mastering by Jeff Powell at Take Out Vinyl.

                                                                                                                  The album has been included in Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, with the song “Thirteen” featured in its 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                  1. Feel
                                                                                                                  2. The Ballad Of El Goodo
                                                                                                                  3. In The Street
                                                                                                                  4. Thirteen
                                                                                                                  5. Don’t Lie To Me
                                                                                                                  6. The India Song
                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                  7. When My Baby’s Beside Me
                                                                                                                  8. My Life Is Right
                                                                                                                  9. Give Me Another Chance
                                                                                                                  10. Try Again
                                                                                                                  11. Watch The Sunrise 

                                                                                                                  Daft Punk

                                                                                                                  Random Access Memories - 10th Anniversary

                                                                                                                    2023 marks the 10th anniversary of Daft Punk multi Grammy winning hit record Random Access Memories including Get Lucky, Instant Crush, Lose Yourself To Dance and featuring Pharell Willams, Nile Rodgers, Julien Casablancas, Paul Williams, Panda Bear and Todd Edwards.

                                                                                                                    To celebrate this milestone a special expanded edition will be released including 35 minutes of unreleased music (Demo and Studio Outtakes).

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                    CD 1:
                                                                                                                    1. Give Life Back To Music
                                                                                                                    2. The Game Of Love
                                                                                                                    3. Giorgio By Moroder
                                                                                                                    4. Within
                                                                                                                    5. Instant Crush
                                                                                                                    6. Lose Yourself To Dance
                                                                                                                    7. Touch
                                                                                                                    8. Get Lucky
                                                                                                                    9. Beyond
                                                                                                                    10. Motherboard
                                                                                                                    11. Fragments Of Time
                                                                                                                    12. Doin’ It Right
                                                                                                                    13. Contact
                                                                                                                    Bonus CD
                                                                                                                    1. Horizon Ouverture
                                                                                                                    2. Horizon (Japan Cd)
                                                                                                                    3. Glbtm (Studio Outtakes)
                                                                                                                    4. Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)
                                                                                                                    5. Gl (Early Take)
                                                                                                                    6. Prime (2012 Unfinished)
                                                                                                                    7. Lytd (Vocoder Tests)
                                                                                                                    8. The Writing Of Fragments Of Time 8:17
                                                                                                                    9. Touch (2021 Epilogue) 3:00

                                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                    Side 1
                                                                                                                    1. Give Life Back To Music
                                                                                                                    2. The Game Of Love
                                                                                                                    3. Giorgio By Moroder
                                                                                                                    Side 2
                                                                                                                    1. Within
                                                                                                                    2. Instant Crush
                                                                                                                    3. Lose Yourself To Dance
                                                                                                                    Side 3
                                                                                                                    1. Touch
                                                                                                                    2. Get Lucky
                                                                                                                    3. Beyond
                                                                                                                    Side 4
                                                                                                                    1. Motherboard
                                                                                                                    2. Fragments Of Time
                                                                                                                    3. Doin’ It Right
                                                                                                                    4. Contact
                                                                                                                    Side 5
                                                                                                                    1. Horizon Ouverture
                                                                                                                    2. Horizon (Japan CD)
                                                                                                                    3. GLBTM (Studio Outtakes)
                                                                                                                    4. Infinity Repeating (2013 Demo)
                                                                                                                    5. GL (Early Take)
                                                                                                                    Side 6
                                                                                                                    1. Prime (2012 Unfinished)
                                                                                                                    2. LYTD (Vocoder Tests)
                                                                                                                    3. The Writing Of Fragments Of Time
                                                                                                                    4. Touch (2021 Epilogue)

                                                                                                                    De La Soul

                                                                                                                    De La Soul Is Dead - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                      Despite their rapid success and recognition, De La Soul continued to prove themselves as one of the most original, authentic and creative groups in hip-hop, with the release of their sophomore album, De La Soul is Dead on May 14, 1991.Featuring once again, the production of visionary producer Prince Paul, their second album further fanned the flames; landing on charts around the world, receiving a five-mic rating in The Source and securing Gold status by the RIAA. To this day, the project is considered one of the groups best albums to date, having left fans with several certified classics like, "A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays", "Ring, Ring, Ring (Ha Ha Hey)" and "Keepin' the Faith". Another absolutely essential slice of Hip Hop history that’s been unavailable for some time.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      1. Intro
                                                                                                                      2. Oodles Of O's
                                                                                                                      3. Talkin' Bout Hey Love
                                                                                                                      4. Pease Porridge
                                                                                                                      5. Skit 1
                                                                                                                      6. Johnny's Dead AKA Vincent Mason (Live From BK Lounge)
                                                                                                                      7. A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
                                                                                                                      8. WRMS' Dedication To The Bitty
                                                                                                                      9. Bitties In The BK Lounge
                                                                                                                      10. Skit 2
                                                                                                                      11. My Brother's A Basehead
                                                                                                                      12. Let, Let Me In
                                                                                                                      13. Afro Connections At A Hi 5 (In The Eyes Of The Hoodlum)
                                                                                                                      14. Rap De Rap Show
                                                                                                                      15. Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa
                                                                                                                      16. Who Do U Worship?
                                                                                                                      17. Skit 3
                                                                                                                      18. Kicked Out The House
                                                                                                                      19. Pass The Plugs
                                                                                                                      20. Not Over Till The Fat Lady Plays The Demo
                                                                                                                      21. Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
                                                                                                                      22. WRMS: Cat's In Control
                                                                                                                      23. Skit 4
                                                                                                                      24. Shwingalokate
                                                                                                                      25. Fanatic Of The B Word
                                                                                                                      26. Keepin' The Faith
                                                                                                                      27. Skit 5

                                                                                                                      Bow Wow Wow

                                                                                                                      I Want Candy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                        I Want Candy is a compilation album by Bow Wow Wow featuring their biggest hit "I Want Candy". The album consists of all four tracks from their EP The Last of the Mohicans, four tracks from their debut album See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!, and the track "El Boss Dicho", that comes from the B-side of the single "Go Wild in the Country". The song "I Want Candy" was the band's most successful one and became an enduring new wave classic. It was a smash hit in the US, Europe and Australia and featured on VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '80s" list. The track was produced by Kenny Laguna who is known for his work with Joan Jett.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        1. I Want Candy
                                                                                                                        2. Baby, Oh No
                                                                                                                        3. Louis Quatorze
                                                                                                                        4. Cowboy
                                                                                                                        5. Mile High Club

                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        1. Go Wild In The Country
                                                                                                                        2. Jungle Boy
                                                                                                                        3. El Boss Dicho
                                                                                                                        4. (I'm A) T.V. Savage
                                                                                                                        5. King Kong

                                                                                                                        The Cramps

                                                                                                                        Flamejob - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                          The garage punk band The Cramps returned in 1994 with their sixth studio album Flamejob. Wild vocals from Lux Interior and the creepy guitar work from Poison Ivy marks one of their most energetic performances in quite a long time. The whole album centers on sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll. Most of the tracks clocking just beneath the 3 minutes and the album contains multiple covers. The most famous one of them is “Route 66”, which is infused with the famous Cramps sound.

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                          1. Mean Machine
                                                                                                                          2. Ultra Twist
                                                                                                                          3. Let's Get F*cked Up
                                                                                                                          4. Nest Of The Cuckoo Bird
                                                                                                                          5. I'm Customized
                                                                                                                          6. Sado County Auto Show
                                                                                                                          7. Naked Girl Falling Down The Stairs

                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                          1. How Come You Do Me?
                                                                                                                          2. Inside Out And Upside Down (With You)
                                                                                                                          3. Trapped Love
                                                                                                                          4. Swing The Big Eyed Rabbit
                                                                                                                          5. Strange Love
                                                                                                                          6. Blues Blues Blues
                                                                                                                          7. Sinners
                                                                                                                          8. Route 66 (Get Your Kicks On)

                                                                                                                          Minnie Riperton

                                                                                                                          Come To My Garden - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                            Released in 1970 and produced by the prestigious Charles Stepney, “Come To My Garden” is the debut studio album by R&B/Soul singer Minnie Riperton. The purity and virtuosity of Minnie Riperton’s vocals are seeped in Stepney’s orchestral flourishes and jazz-inspired driving grooves courtesy of Ramsey Lewis’ rhythm section. Minnie Riperton is arguably one of the most overlooked soul voices of this era. An unforgettable piece of seductive chamber-soul history.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            A1.  Les Fleurs
                                                                                                                            A2.  Completeness
                                                                                                                            A3.  Come To My Garden
                                                                                                                            A4.  Memory Band
                                                                                                                            A5.  Rainy Day In Centerville
                                                                                                                            B1.  Close Your Eyes & Remember
                                                                                                                            B2.  Oh! By The Way
                                                                                                                            B3.  Expecting
                                                                                                                            B4.  Only When I'm Dreaming
                                                                                                                            B5.  Whenever, Wherever


                                                                                                                            Le Jardin De Heavenly - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                              Skep Wax Records are re-issuing all four Heavenly albums over a two year period, and ‘Le Jardin De Heavenly’ is the second. To celebrate, the band are re-uniting to play two sold-out dates at Bush Hall in London this year. The interest and appetite for Heavenly’s music feels as strong, if not stronger than it did back in the early 1990s, with hundreds of thousands of new fans accessing the band’s music through Tiktok and the streaming platforms.

                                                                                                                              Each re-issue album includes relevant single releases, a 7” booklet with lyrics, and new sleeve notes by the members of the band. Altogether, the four albums will amount to a thorough collection of the band’s recorded output.

                                                                                                                              LE JARDIN DE HEAVENLY - the second album
                                                                                                                              By the time their second album was ready to roll Heavenly were an established part of the Sarah Records stable in the UK and honorary members of the International Pop Underground in the USA, where Le Jardin De Heavenly was released by K Records. The songs on the album are rich with pop melodies and complex harmonies but the band aren’t holding back – Mathew’s drumming is intense; Peter’s guitar flourishes are sharp-edged and loud. There are still elements of the gentler twee sound that had become the band’s hallmark (or curse): Different Day and So Little Deserve are winsome, delicate pop songs. But there are also swirls of early shoegaze – Starshy is a dreamy, atmospheric confection heavy with reverb and harmony. And there’s a defiant attitude in there too: I’m Not Scared Of You is the sound of a young woman refusing to be cowed by a male bully. It’s not hard to see how Heavenly ended up as part of the riot grrrl scene in the US (an encounter that would have a profound influence on the band’s later output). At the heart of the album, ‘C Is The Heavenly Option’ feels like a perfect celebration of Heavenly’s transatlantic existence, and the marriage of two indie traditions: Amelia’s English pop voice duets with Calvin Johnson’s gravelly American baritone while the band alternate between cute melody and all-out thrash. It’s a joyous combination.

                                                                                                                              The eight-track album was released by Sarah Records and by K Records.

                                                                                                                              The Skep Wax re-issue of ‘Le Jardin De Heavenly’ includes Heavenly’s third Sarah Records single – So Little Deserve/I’m Not Scared Of You’ and the first K Records single - ‘She Says/Escort Crash On Marston Street’.

                                                                                                                              The vinyl re-issue of Heavenly’s third album ‘The Decline And Fall Of Heavenly’ will follow in Autumn 2023. ‘Operation Heavenly’ will arrive in 2024. 

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                              1. Starshy
                                                                                                                              2. Tool
                                                                                                                              3. Orange Corduroy Dress
                                                                                                                              4. Different Day
                                                                                                                              5. C Is The Heavenly Option
                                                                                                                              6. Smile
                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                              1. And The Birds Aren’t Singing
                                                                                                                              2. Sort Of Mine
                                                                                                                              3. So Little Deserve
                                                                                                                              4. I’m Not Scared Of You
                                                                                                                              5. She Says
                                                                                                                              6. Escort Crash On Marston Street 

                                                                                                                              The Beginning Of The End

                                                                                                                              The Beginning Of The End - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                Strut presents the definitive reissues of two all-time classic Caribbean soul and funk albums, The Beginning Of The End’s ‘Funky Nassau’ (1971) and ‘Beginning Of The End’ (1976).

                                                                                                                                Emerging from Nassau in the Bahamas in 1971, the band was formed around the Munnings brothers (Ray, Leroy and Frank) and the first song they recorded, ‘Funky Nassau’, became a No. 1 Billboard R’n’B hit, selling over a million copies. “We wanted to create something new,” remembers Ray Munnings, “something that was truly Bahamian. We loved funk but wanted to include elements of junkanoo, the indigenous music of The Bahamas.” An album was written within a week and recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami. “We brought in more Bahamian themes, like ‘Monkey Tamarind’, a wild fruit that grows there.”

                                                                                                                                By the time of their second album in 1976, the band was managed by Don Taylor, also Bob Marley’s manager. “Don took us to Byron Lee’s studio in Jamaica and used Teddy Randazzo (Little Anthony & The Imperials) to direct the sessions,” recalls Munnings. “He gave us more of an uptempo jazz funk sound with Chicago-style horns.” The album led to a run of incredible bad luck. Booked to support Marvin Gaye’s ’What’s Goin’ On’ tour, the US Musicians Union stepped in and ordered a US group to fill the slot. They were then added onto a major Bob Marley tour in 1976 before he injured his foot, cancelling all dates.

                                                                                                                                These definitive official reissues of ‘Funky Nassau’ and ‘Beginning Of The End’ are remastered by The Carvery from original tapes and feature full length tracks from the studio sessions. Both albums feature a history of the albums and the band by vocalist Ray

                                                                                                                                Munnings, alongside rare photos. ‘Beginning Of The End’ appears on loudpress 2LP for the first time. 

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Superwoman
                                                                                                                                2. Trip To Nowhere
                                                                                                                                3. Jamaica
                                                                                                                                4. I’Ve Got The News
                                                                                                                                5. Falling Apart At The Seams
                                                                                                                                6. That’S What I Get
                                                                                                                                7. Bluestrain
                                                                                                                                8. Jump In The Water
                                                                                                                                9. Bahamian Boogie

                                                                                                                                Tokyo Police Club

                                                                                                                                Elephant Shell - 15th Anniversary Edition.

                                                                                                                                  Ontario four piece Tokyo Police Club burst on to the scene as teenage sensations with 2007’s A Lesson in Crime EP, an opening salvo that delighted discriminating young music fans around the world and saw them win plaudits from NME, Pitchfork and more.

                                                                                                                                  The EP was followed up in 2008 with Peter Katis on the desk for their debut album Elephant Shell which spawned the hits Your English is Good and Tesselate. Elephant Shell is the sound of these four young friends coming of age and into their own. The album catapulted the band into the popular consciousness, landing the band on the stages of the world’s biggest festivals, a spot in MTV’s video rotation, appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, and even a cameo on Desperate Housewives. Beyond that, Elephant Shell has stood up as one of the defining albums of this particular era in indie rock. Hard to believe it’s 15 years hence. Elephant Shell is ripe for a reissue and this 2023 edition comes on tricolour-incolour-vinyl.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Centennial
                                                                                                                                  2. In A Cave
                                                                                                                                  3. Graves
                                                                                                                                  4. Juno
                                                                                                                                  5. Tessellate
                                                                                                                                  6. Sixties Remake
                                                                                                                                  7. The Harrowing Adventures Of…
                                                                                                                                  8. Nursery, Academy
                                                                                                                                  9. Your English Is Good
                                                                                                                                  10. Listen To The Math
                                                                                                                                  11. The Baskervilles

                                                                                                                                  John Holt

                                                                                                                                  Essential Artist Collection

                                                                                                                                    After fronting popular Jamaican vocal trio the Paragons on a succession of best-selling rock steady singles during the late Sixties, John Holt went on to become one of Jamaica’s most popular solo performers, scoring a series of reggae hits for many of the island’s leading record producers.

                                                                                                                                    His international breakthrough came in 1974 with the hugely popular ‘1000 Volts of Holt’ album, which fused raw reggae rhythms with sophisticated orchestral arrangements.

                                                                                                                                    The highlight of the long-player was a reworking of Kris Kristoffersson’s country hit, ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, which the following year became a global hit, with the single, peaking at Number 6 in the UK charts. Over the years that followed, Holt remained a giant of the reggae scene with further best sellers and numerous sell-out shows around the world.

                                                                                                                                    The very best of his solo work has been brought together on this ‘Essential Artist’ compilation, the latest release in Trojan Records’ newly launched range that showcases the work of Jamaica’s best-loved ‘foundation’ artists.

                                                                                                                                    Available as a 28-track double vinyl LP and a comprehensive 2CD compilation, the collection superbly illustrates the talent that made John Holt one of the reggae music’s most popular and enduring singers. 

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: A nice catch-all / best of from one of reggae music's most popular and enduring singers. Mainly dealing with issues of love and longing, it's a light-hearted alternative to some of the more political and riotous music also being at the time. Lover's rock heads are certainly gonna dig this.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                    1. Help Me Make It Through The Night
                                                                                                                                    2. Pledging My Love
                                                                                                                                    3. Stealing Stealing
                                                                                                                                    4. My Heart Is Gone
                                                                                                                                    5. Looking Back
                                                                                                                                    6. I'll Be Lonely
                                                                                                                                    7. I Wanna Dance
                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                    1. Ali Baba
                                                                                                                                    2. Stick By Me
                                                                                                                                    3. Strange Things
                                                                                                                                    4. Tonight
                                                                                                                                    5. The Further You Look
                                                                                                                                    6. Wild Fire
                                                                                                                                    7. Sweetie Come Brush Me
                                                                                                                                    Side C
                                                                                                                                    1. Sister Big Stuff
                                                                                                                                    2. My Desire
                                                                                                                                    3. I'll Take A Melody
                                                                                                                                    4. Time And The River
                                                                                                                                    5. Let's Get It While It's Hot
                                                                                                                                    6. Ghetto Queen
                                                                                                                                    7. Reggae From The Ghetto
                                                                                                                                    Side D
                                                                                                                                    1. You Baby
                                                                                                                                    2. You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine
                                                                                                                                    3. I See Your Face
                                                                                                                                    4. The Tide Is High
                                                                                                                                    5. Let's Build Our Dreams
                                                                                                                                    6. Before The Next Teardrop
                                                                                                                                    7. Just The Way You Are

                                                                                                                                    CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                    CD 1
                                                                                                                                    1. Help Me Make It Through The Night
                                                                                                                                    2. Pledging My Love
                                                                                                                                    3. Stealing Stealing
                                                                                                                                    4. My Heart Is Gone
                                                                                                                                    5. Looking Back
                                                                                                                                    6. I'll Be Lonely
                                                                                                                                    7. I Wanna Dance
                                                                                                                                    8. Anymore
                                                                                                                                    9. I Want You Closer
                                                                                                                                    10. Morning Of My Life
                                                                                                                                    11. Sometimes
                                                                                                                                    12. What You Gonna Do Now
                                                                                                                                    13. I’d Love You To Want Me
                                                                                                                                    14. Ungrateful Lady
                                                                                                                                    15. Keep It Up
                                                                                                                                    16. My Eyes
                                                                                                                                    17. In The Springtime
                                                                                                                                    18. Tell Me Why
                                                                                                                                    19. Ali Baba
                                                                                                                                    20. Stick By Me
                                                                                                                                    21. Strange Things
                                                                                                                                    22. Tonight
                                                                                                                                    23. The Further You Look
                                                                                                                                    24. Wildfire
                                                                                                                                    25. Sweetie Come Brush Me
                                                                                                                                    26. Just The Way You Are
                                                                                                                                    CD 2
                                                                                                                                    1. Sister Big Stuff
                                                                                                                                    2. My Desire
                                                                                                                                    3. I'll Take A Melody
                                                                                                                                    4. Time And The River
                                                                                                                                    5. Let's Get It While It's Hot
                                                                                                                                    6. Ghetto Queen
                                                                                                                                    7. Reggae From The Ghetto
                                                                                                                                    8. Riding For A Fall
                                                                                                                                    9. All My Life
                                                                                                                                    10. Love So Right
                                                                                                                                    11. Winter World Of Love
                                                                                                                                    12. Memories By The Score
                                                                                                                                    13. Have You Ever Been To Heaven
                                                                                                                                    14. Wasted Days And Wasted Nights
                                                                                                                                    15. Try A Thing
                                                                                                                                    16. The Treasure Of Love
                                                                                                                                    17. I’m The One To Be Blamed
                                                                                                                                    18. A Love Like Yours
                                                                                                                                    19. You Baby
                                                                                                                                    20. You Will Never Find Another Love Like Mine
                                                                                                                                    21. I See Your Face
                                                                                                                                    22. The Tide Is High
                                                                                                                                    23. Let’s Build Our Dream
                                                                                                                                    24. Before The Next Teardrop Falls 

                                                                                                                                    Ohio Players

                                                                                                                                    Observations In Time

                                                                                                                                      Charly Records presents OBSERVATIONS IN TIME THE OHIO PLAYERS The definitive pre-fame / Pre-“Pain” overview of one of the world’s greatest funk bands. By the time the OHIO PLAYERS released their breakthough single “Pain” in 1971 they had been together since the late Fifties, originally as the Ohio Untouchables and as the Ohio Players since 1967. Within a few years they would hit superstardom with US #1 pop hits “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster”. However, it was their earlier work with legendary producer Johnny Brantely, featured here, that created their unique “sound” and the foundation of their future success.

                                                                                                                                      This exclusive two-disc deluxe package gathers together – for the first time – all of the Johnny Brantley productions including every track originally released on single, the complete Observations In Time album, plus later compilation-only tracks and additional unreleased recordings from the vaults. Features the bands first R&B hit “Trespassin’” and the Northern Soul anthem “Love Slips Through My Fingers”. Also features the bands wacky funked-up cover version of Allen Toussaint’s classic “Mother In Law” which paved the way for the Top 20 hit “Funky Worm”. As mentioned above The Ohio Players would tgo on to become one of the most successful soul and funk groups of the decade, they were a phenomenon. It was a success that was built on the work that was done in the late 1960s, when as a band with a new identity they forged a sound that was uniquely their own.

                                                                                                                                      • One of the world’s most successful Funk bands of Seventies
                                                                                                                                      • The definitive pre-superstardom collection
                                                                                                                                      • First ever curated collection bringing together the complete Johnny Brantley productions
                                                                                                                                      • Deluxe Packaging featuring stunning original futuristic artwork fully restored • Curated and annotated by black music historian and ‘Acid Jazz’ co-owner DEAN RUDLAND.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      Disc: 1
                                                                                                                                      1. Summertime
                                                                                                                                      2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                      3. Mother-In-Law
                                                                                                                                      4. Bad Bargain
                                                                                                                                      5. The Man I Am
                                                                                                                                      6. Stop Lying To Yourself
                                                                                                                                      7. Over The Rainbow
                                                                                                                                      8. Lonely Street
                                                                                                                                      9. Street Party
                                                                                                                                      10. Find Someone To Love
                                                                                                                                      11. Cold, Cold World

                                                                                                                                      Disc: 2
                                                                                                                                      1. I've Got To Hold On
                                                                                                                                      2. A Little Soul Party
                                                                                                                                      3. It's A Crying Shame
                                                                                                                                      4. A Thing Called Love
                                                                                                                                      5. Neighbors
                                                                                                                                      6. Alabama Soupbone - Parts1 & 2
                                                                                                                                      7. Tell Me Why
                                                                                                                                      8. I Gotta Get Away
                                                                                                                                      9. You Don't Mean It
                                                                                                                                      10. Love Slipped Through My Fingers
                                                                                                                                      11. Trespassin'
                                                                                                                                      12. Lonely Streets At Midnight

                                                                                                                                      Hermeto Pascoal


                                                                                                                                        While it was Hermeto's frst album released under his own name, he had spent the decade or so prior making a name for himself in Brazil and internationally as a composer, arranger and instrumentalist with groups including Sambrassa Trio, Quarteto Novo and Brazilian Octopus, before going on to work with (amongst countless others) Edu Lobo, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Donald Byrd, Airto Moreira and Miles Davis, who allegedly called Hermeto "one of the most important musicians on the planet".

                                                                                                                                        With Hermeto's otherworldly orchestral arrangements, ghostly vocal performances from Flora Purim and Googie Coppola, and the inimitable drumming and percussion stylings of Airto Moreira, Hermeto easily rivals some of the oft- celebrated MPB albums of the early 1970s, sitting somewhere between the string-heavy magic of Arthur Verocai's 1972 debut and the unplacable early experimentalism of Pedro Santos' 1968 album Krishnanda.

                                                                                                                                        With his phenomenal natural musical genius and a ceaseless sense of creative freedom, Hermeto is widely known for using unconventional objects to make music. In the album's sleeve notes, Airto highlights the track "Velório (Mourning)" explaining how Heremto filled 36 apple juice bottles with different amounts of water and tuned them to precise pitches in order to create the beguiling harmonies heard.

                                                                                                                                        The reissue of Hermeto Pascoal's Hermeto, follow's Far Out's recent unveiling of a previously unheard Hermeto Pascoal live concert Planetario da Gavea from 1981, and 2017's release of Hermeto Pascoal's lost 1976 studio album: Viajando Com O Som.

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        1. Coalhada (Yogurt)
                                                                                                                                        2. Hermeto
                                                                                                                                        3. Guizos (Bells)
                                                                                                                                        4. Flor Do Amor
                                                                                                                                        5. Alicate (Pliers)
                                                                                                                                        6. Velório (Mourning)
                                                                                                                                        7. As Marianas (The Marianas)
                                                                                                                                        8. Fabiola



                                                                                                                                          As Warped Tour pop-punk and American Apparel indie rock dominated the strange post-Y2K guitar-band milieu, Boston’s Karate delivered an engrossing shot of rock that constantly shifted between several shades of subterranean sounds. The quiet moments on Karate’s millennium busting fourth album carry much of that old, unbridled intensity, braided into subdued jazz melodies and slowcore restraint. Karate’s transition into rock maturity bore supple fruit with Unsolved, presented here with three previously unreleased songs.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                                          1. Small Fired
                                                                                                                                          2. The Lived-Yet-Named
                                                                                                                                          3. Sever

                                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                                          4. The Roots And The Ruins
                                                                                                                                          5. Number Six
                                                                                                                                          6. One Less Blues
                                                                                                                                          7. The Halo Of The Strange

                                                                                                                                          SIDE C
                                                                                                                                          8. The Angels Just Have To Show
                                                                                                                                          9. This Day Next Year

                                                                                                                                          SIDE D
                                                                                                                                          10. Get Reborn (Rehearsal)
                                                                                                                                          11. Old Codes (Rehearsal)
                                                                                                                                          12. The Angels Just Have To Show (Rehearsal)

                                                                                                                                          Grateful Dead

                                                                                                                                          History Of The Grateful Dead, Volume 1 (Bear's Choice - 50th Anniversary Remaster)

                                                                                                                                            The original album, newly re-mastered by GRAMMY®Award-winningengineer, David Glasser, using Plangent Processes from the original analog 2-track tapes, recorded live by Owsley “Bear” Stanley. The Grateful Dead's first true archival album, Bear's Choice, was lovingly produced as a tribute to Pigpen shortly after he passed by none other that the Dead's original soundman and benefactor, Owsley Stanley, aka Bear. Drawing from live shows recorded three years earlier by Bear at the Fillmore East in New York City, Bear's Choice captures the Dead at an essential moment of their history, as they were about to record Workingman's Dead (and shortly thereafter, American Beauty), and were transitioning into becoming Americana pioneers, while never losing touch with their psychedelic improvisational roots. Three of the eight songs on the album are sung by Pigpen, with Side 1 being the definitive example of early Acoustic Dead, and Side 2 being electric blues and rock & roll, with Pigpen leading the charge on both tracks on the second side. This has been re-mastered by David Glasser using Plangent Processes from the original analog 2-track tapes recorded live by Bear and has never sounded better.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            Side One
                                                                                                                                            1. Katie Mae
                                                                                                                                            2. Dark Hallo
                                                                                                                                            3. I’ve Been All Around This World
                                                                                                                                            4. Wake Up Little Susie
                                                                                                                                            5. Black Peter

                                                                                                                                            Side Two
                                                                                                                                            1. Smokestack Lighnin’
                                                                                                                                            2. Hard To Handle

                                                                                                                                            De La Soul

                                                                                                                                            Buhloone Mindstate - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                              There were several moments on the album which proved the band had matured. "I Be Blowin'" was a departure as the track was an instrumental featuring saxophone playing by Maceo Parker. The introspective "I Am I Be" showed De La Soul at their most self-referential to date. "Long Island Wildin'" was a collaboration with Japanese hip hop artists Kan Takagi (Major Force) and trio Scha Dara Parr (SDP). The album's first single, "Breakadawn", used a sample of Michael Jackson's "I Can't Help It" and Smokey Robinson's "Quiet Storm".De La Soul collaborated for the first time with Gang Starr's Guru on "Patti Dooke", and female MC Shortie No Mas who was prominent on many tracks on the album and showcased particularly on "In The Woods". The album ended with an old school Biz Markie collaboration called "Stone Age". The album was a critical success with Rolling Stone listing it as one of the best hip hop albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Intro
                                                                                                                                              2. Eye Patch
                                                                                                                                              3. En Focus
                                                                                                                                              4. Patti Dooke
                                                                                                                                              5. I Be Blowin'
                                                                                                                                              6. Long Island Wildin'
                                                                                                                                              7. Ego Trippin' (Part Two)
                                                                                                                                              8. Paul's Revenge
                                                                                                                                              9. 3 Days Later
                                                                                                                                              10. Area
                                                                                                                                              11. I Am I Be
                                                                                                                                              12. In The Woods
                                                                                                                                              13. Breakadawn
                                                                                                                                              14. Dave Has A Problem...Seriously
                                                                                                                                              15. Stone Age

                                                                                                                                              Meiko Kaji

                                                                                                                                              Hajiki Uta

                                                                                                                                                The album has the original artwork and new liner notes by Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha who has interviewed Meiko for the occasion. It features "Urami Bushi" the theme song for the Female Prisoner Scorpion series which was used in Kill Bill Vol 2 and also "Onna No Jumon" the theme song for the film "Female Prisoner Scorpion - Jailhouse 41 which had been composed by Shunsuke Kikuchi who also composed the score for these films. The rest of the album follows the same pattern with atmospheric songs such as "Onna Hagure Uta" or "Onna Somuki Uta" displaying Meiko's sombre singing over a superb slow-burning groove, which precedes the funkier "Hitori Kaze" featuring a wah wah guitar, a breakbeat-like rhythm section and slick string arrangement, shaping the unique Meiko Kaji signature sound.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. Urami Bushi
                                                                                                                                                2. Kanashiku Naikara Fushiawase
                                                                                                                                                3. Nigori Onna
                                                                                                                                                4. Betuni Doutte Koto Demo Naishi
                                                                                                                                                5. Onna No Jumon
                                                                                                                                                6. Hitori Kaze
                                                                                                                                                7. Onna Hagure Uta
                                                                                                                                                8. Onna Kawaki Uta
                                                                                                                                                9. Hizumi Moe
                                                                                                                                                10. Onna Somuki Uta
                                                                                                                                                11. Wara No Ue
                                                                                                                                                12. Meikono Futebushi

                                                                                                                                                Howard Bomar

                                                                                                                                                I Who Have Nothing

                                                                                                                                                  Howard "Youngblood" Bomar's long overdue debut album finally makes landfall! Howard Bomar was a man who slipped through everybody's fingers but his artistry escapes that fate thanks to I, Who Have Nothing, the first full length Bomar release! This collection features his early '60s 45 soul sides and largely unissued R&B recordings, including a cover of Prince's "Purple Rain." Mixing explosive renditions of familiar favorites with outtasite originals, Bomar's music makes you wonder why his music never surfaced in the first place. Includes 5 CD-only bonus tracks!

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  LP Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                  Set Down Fo I Fall Down
                                                                                                                                                  I Who Have Nothing
                                                                                                                                                  I'm Gonna Love You
                                                                                                                                                  Best Of Luck To You
                                                                                                                                                  I'll Be There
                                                                                                                                                  Let It Be Me
                                                                                                                                                  What Love Has Joined Together
                                                                                                                                                  I Who Have Nothing
                                                                                                                                                  She's A 911
                                                                                                                                                  Purple Rain

                                                                                                                                                  CD Tracklisting
                                                                                                                                                  Set Down Fo I Fall Down
                                                                                                                                                  I Who Have Nothing
                                                                                                                                                  I'm Gonna Love You
                                                                                                                                                  Best Of Luck To You
                                                                                                                                                  I'll Be There
                                                                                                                                                  Let It Be Me
                                                                                                                                                  What Love Has Joined Together
                                                                                                                                                  I Who Have Nothing
                                                                                                                                                  She's A 911
                                                                                                                                                  Purple Rain
                                                                                                                                                  Down Home Georgia Girl* (CD-only)
                                                                                                                                                  Crazy Bout You Baby* (CD-only)
                                                                                                                                                  Something Beautiful* (CD-only)
                                                                                                                                                  I'd Like To Be* (CD-only)
                                                                                                                                                  Just Let Me Love You* (CD-only)

                                                                                                                                                  L.A.’s De Lux are a post-disco, dance-punk DIY duo that sound like they could have come out of 1979 or 1982 just as easily as the present.

                                                                                                                                                  "Love Is Hard Work" is a continuous 29 minute recording and something that Sean Guering from De Lux has been wanting to make for a while…'Before De Lux, I used to write long songs, but never really finish them. Written and recorded in mid-2021 for two months, it felt like a breeze to make "Love Is Hard Work" because I had been thinking and talking about it for so long. Influenced by a lot of artists from '79-'82, like Peter Gordon, Electric Mind, Evans Pyramid or Dizzy K, the track is intended to feel like a continuous flow of dance music. Instead of a stream of consciousness in lyricism, this is more of a stream of consciousness in instrumentation and song writing; where ideas flow from one to the other without too much thought.'

                                                                                                                                                  Unapoletically joyous and bountiful throughout, it ventures through electro-disco, boogie and synth-pop moods with an assured optimism and radiance. Sunny melodies, yearnful vox, powerful drums - it's got everything you need to keep you powered up whehter listening in the car, at home or in the club. An adventerous prospect executed with a sincere love for all forms of dance music. 

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Love Is Hard Work 

                                                                                                                                                  Let's get it straight: "This is" is THE album by Ghia. It catches the band at its peak and features 10 songs, including not only their impeccable hit, "What's Your Voodoo?" but a full arsenal of yet unheard, timeless, and soulful music without equal. The songs on the album, which were recorded between 1988 and 1991, could be considered forerunners of the downtempo genre, with one foot in the late 1980s street soul direction but sparkling with touches of synth pop and contemporary jazz-funk. Genre limitations aside, all that Ghia ever wanted to do was create music-good music-and you will hear this in the depth of the compositions.
                                                                                                                                                  The album starts with "Keep Your House In Disorder," which has yet again become another classic song from the band's catalog since it was featured as the B-side of the "What's Your Voodoo?" reissue. The song is about a relationship in which the woman has trouble adapting to her boyfriend's turn in life. He tells her to "keep your house in disorder," meaning don't take things too seriously, don't stand still, and you will do better to take the sideroads in life.

                                                                                                                                                  "This Is" continues with the downtempo numbers "Crystal Silence" and "Close to You." Both are deep, one-of-a-kind, and previously unissued street soul ballads. On these two tracks, you can still hear the band's roots in jazz-funk. Hence, as a follower of the band's output may have yet recognized, instrumentals of these two tracks can be found on their first LP, "Curaçao Blue." In fact, "Close to You" was one of the band's first compositions. Earlier recordings of the song exist with different singers and different vocals, but it wasn't perfect until Lisa laid down the final version and a choir was added. It's difficult for us to recall any late-80s soul tune as beautiful and intriguing as this one. The final section, which begins with "so much baby we can say," sounds ahead of its time, reminiscent of mid-90s contemporary R&B.

                                                                                                                                                  Next up is "Eskimo," an equally brilliant and soulful downtempo composition, but with more focus on synth sounds than the previous tracks. Once more, it showcases the creative lyricism of the song writers, Boberg and Simon, imagining a train ride during a rainy and cold night: "feeling like an Eskimo in an igloo in New York."

                                                                                                                                                  Eskimo leads to the aforementioned classic, "What's Your Voodoo?" Originally released in 1991 on the small Mikado label, it was reissued on our label in 2019. We already called this "one of the most wonderful and mystic slow motion synth pop tunes ever recorded"-and we still mean it! Let's face it: this was done before British bands like Massive Attack, Tricky, and Portishead laid the foundation of trip-hop. Dare we call Ghia's music "proto trip-hop"? As a special bonus, the digital version of the LP features a previously unreleased mix of the song, which includes added samples; this should clarify how close Ghia actually was to the sound of the mid-'90s.

                                                                                                                                                  "Angel On Your Shoulder" and "L O M E" are two more completely unissued and great tracks from the band's shelved works. Being a bit more uptempo than the rest of the album, they fall between contemporary soul/R&B and synthesized pop music. And of course, another downtempo hit needed to be featured on the album: "You Won't Sleep on My Pillow." It was the original A-side of their single release in 1991, and since then it has been featured on various compilations.

                                                                                                                                                  The album concludes with a really strong ballad entitled "I Haven't Got The Power." Here we hear only pianist and keyboardist Lutz Boberg with Lisa Ohm, without further instrumentation. Basically recorded in a live session, this showcases once more the talent and ingenuity within the Ghia project.

                                                                                                                                                  Whether you agree or not, "This is" may easily be considered one of the best German late 80s/early 90s soul pop and downtempo albums ever recorded. Cautiously, it may even be submitted as the missing link between mid/late 80s soul by bands such as Sade, and later trip-hop groups like Massive Attack. Let us celebrate Ghia and their music, which had been shelved for more than 30 years but has now finally been released on The Outer Edge.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                  Keep Your House In Disorder
                                                                                                                                                  Crystal Silence
                                                                                                                                                  Close To You

                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                  What's Your Voodoo?
                                                                                                                                                  Angel On Your Shoulder
                                                                                                                                                  You Won't Sleep On My Pillow
                                                                                                                                                  L O M E (List Of Missing Elements)
                                                                                                                                                  I Haven't Got The Power

                                                                                                                                                  The Oh Sees

                                                                                                                                                  Warm Slime - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    Warm Slime is the tenth studio album by Thee Oh Sees, originally released on May 11, 2010.

                                                                                                                                                    The album is the fourth to be released under the name Thee Oh Sees, and is the band's tenth studio album, overall.

                                                                                                                                                    The album's liner notes state that the album was "recorded live at 606th street in San Francisco in one day, one week after the gay pride parade 2009 on a tascam 388". 606th Street in San Francisco was, at the time, the location of Club Six, a hip hop club where John Dwyer worked. Dwyer described Club Six as "A big, airy room with a nice wooden stage, hardwood floors and really high ceilings. I gave them $500 to record in the room for 12 hours." The whole album was recorded "live" with no overdubs in an attempt to recreate the feeling of the band's live performances. Mike Donovan, the leader of Sic Alps, was the only guest musician on the album. Donovan was a past collaborator that had appeared on OCS' 2005 album 3&4, on which he provided vocals for the song "Burning Beauties". Like the majority of the band's catalogue, Warm Slime was recorded and mixed by Chris Woodhouse.

                                                                                                                                                    Much attention was drawn to the album's title track. At over thirteen and a half minutes long, it was the lengthiest song the band had ever released. Dwyer claimed that he had wanted to record a long format song like Can's "Yoo Doo Right", The Doors' "When the Music's Over", and Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida".

                                                                                                                                                    John Dwyer – vocals, guitar, tape
                                                                                                                                                    Petey Dammit – bass
                                                                                                                                                    Brigid Dawson – organ, percussion, vocals, Wurlitzer
                                                                                                                                                    Mike Shoun – drums
                                                                                                                                                    Mike Donovan – fuzz guitar, percussion

                                                                                                                                                    One of the BIG faves in the Oh Sees catalogue!

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    1. Warm Slime
                                                                                                                                                    2. I Was Denied
                                                                                                                                                    3. Everything Went Black
                                                                                                                                                    4. Castiatic Tackle
                                                                                                                                                    5. Flash Bats
                                                                                                                                                    6. Mega-Feast
                                                                                                                                                    7. MT Work

                                                                                                                                                    King Tubby

                                                                                                                                                    Dub From The Roots - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                      A totally essential dub LP from the master, King Tubby. Tubby and producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee are intertwined in the birth of dub music, going on to release the first albums of this new musical genre. Tubby’s vast knowledge of electronics and Bunny’s vast catalogue of rhythms would lay the foundations of what today is taken as a standard; remixes and version cuts to an existing vocal tune. 

                                                                                                                                                      King Tubby

                                                                                                                                                      The Roots Of Dub - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                        King Tubby and Producer Bunny ‘Striker’ Lee are intertwined in the birth of dub music. Tubby’s vast knowledge of electronics and Bunny’s vast catalogue of rhythms would lay the foundations of what today is taken as a standard - remix and version cuts to an existing vocal tune. Dynamic Sounds upgraded to 16 track recording in 1972 and Tubby purchased, again with the help of a deal brokered by Bunny Lee, the old four track equipment and the MCI console from their Studio B. The four tracks now gave him far wider scope to work with and he began to create a new musical form where the bass and drum parts were brought up while the faders allowed Tubby to ease the vocal and rhythm in and out of the mix. It was only a matter of time before Tubby’s dubplate experiments began to make it on to vinyl and the first ever long playing King Tubby releases would feature a collection of his mixes to a selection of Striker's rhythms. So please sit back and enjoy this historic set of sounds.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Natty Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Dub Magnificent
                                                                                                                                                        A First Class Dub
                                                                                                                                                        A Stepping Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Rude Boy Dub
                                                                                                                                                        A Closer Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Roots Of Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Dub You Can Feel
                                                                                                                                                        Loving Dub
                                                                                                                                                        The Immortal Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Dreadlocks Dub
                                                                                                                                                        Rocking Dub

                                                                                                                                                        Richard Thompson

                                                                                                                                                        Henry The Human Fly - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                          The debut solo album from the influential British folk-rock pioneer Richard Thompson - Originally released on Island in 1972, the album showcases Thompson's remarkable, singular talent.

                                                                                                                                                          Feted as their lead writer, Richard Thompson left Fairport Convention, the group he founded in 1967, in early 1971. Recorded at Joe Boyd's legendary Sound Techniques studio in Chelsea in February 1972, Henry The Human Fly was a 37-minute collection of everything that makes Thompson so cherished today – well-written vignettes with an emphasis on shadow, a cast of curious characters, all wrapped in his warm folk-based musical drone.

                                                                                                                                                          Backed with some of the biggest names in field (Sandy Denny, Barry Dransfield, Ashley Hutchings), Henry The Human Fly showcases Thompson at an early peak. Among its 12 tracks, Nobody's Wedding borrows heavily from the traditional Irish air, Marie's Wedding; The Angels Took My Race Horse Away features Thompson's distinctive guitar playing, part- Django Reinhardt, part- Lou Reed. There is the delightful harp melody of The Old Changing Way; the eerie Salvation Army band nativity of Mary & Joseph – there is much to savour.

                                                                                                                                                          This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1972 Island Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                          The Wombats

                                                                                                                                                          Proudly Present... A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                            To celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of their fabled debut album, The Wombats proudly present… A guide to Love, Loss & Desperation, originally released on the 5th of November 2007. Home to indie dancefloor staples such as ‘Moving To New York’, ‘Let’s Dance To Joy Division’ and ‘Kill The Director’ the album has sold over 400,000 copies in the UK, been streamed more than 457 million times and is BPI certified platinum. The album will be available on vinyl for the first time pressed on special edition pink vinyl, alongside two art prints.

                                                                                                                                                            Over 15 years into their career, The Wombats are pulling in bigger audiences than ever before. The viral success of Oliver Nelson’s remix of 2015 hit ‘Greek Tragedy’ has enraptured a whole new generation of fans, a feat they’ve managed to continually repeat since their 2007 debut A Guide To Love, Loss & Desperation. The band met and formed in Liverpool, UK in the early 2000's, and have moved onto have international success over the course of five studio albums, topping the UK album chart with 2022's Fix Yourself, Not The World and reaching over 1 billion streams worldwide with their acclaimed discography. 

                                                                                                                                                            William S. Burroughs

                                                                                                                                                            Nothing Here Now But The Recordings - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              In 1980, Genesis P-Orridge and Peter “Sleazy” Christopherson of (then-)Throbbing Gristle travelled to New York City to meet up at the fortified apartment, known as The Bunker, of famed beat writer and cultural pioneer William S. Burroughs and his executor James Grauerholz. Genesis and Sleazy started the daunting task of compiling the experimental sound works of Burroughs, which, up until that point, had never been widely heard.

                                                                                                                                                              During those visits, Burroughs would play back his tape recorder experiments featuring his spoken word “cut-ups”, collaged field recordings from his travels and his flirtations with EVP recording techniques, pioneered by Latvian intellectual Konstantins Raudive. Over the following year, P-Orridge, Christopherson and Grauerholz spent countless hours compiling various edits, each collection showcasing Burroughs sensitive ear and experimental prowess for audio anomaly within technical limitations. In early 1981, Burroughs had relocated to Lawrence, KS to escape the violence and manias of New York City life. There, P-Orridge and Christopherson put the finishing touches on the record that would be known as Nothing Here Now but the Recordings.

                                                                                                                                                              Released in Spring 1981, the album would end up as the final release on Industrial Records, brought about by the dissolution of Throbbing Gristle. It was quietly out of print until 1998, when John Giorno and the Giorno Poetry Systems included the album on a retrospective CD box set, which compiled the majority of Burroughs's seminal recordings. In 2015, Dais Records worked closely with the Estate of William S. Burroughs to finally re-release, for the first time in 36 years, a proper vinyl reissue of William S. Burroughs Nothing Here Now but the Recordings to celebrate the centennial anniversary of William S. Burroughs.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              Side A:
                                                                                                                                                              1. Captain Clark Welcomes You Aboard
                                                                                                                                                              2. The Saints Go Marching Through All The Popular Tunes
                                                                                                                                                              3. Summer Will
                                                                                                                                                              4. Outside The Pier Prowed Like Electric Turtles
                                                                                                                                                              5. The Total Taste Is Here - News Cut-up
                                                                                                                                                              6. Choral Section, Backwards
                                                                                                                                                              7. We See The Future Through The Binoculars Of The People
                                                                                                                                                              8. Just Checking Your Summer Recordings

                                                                                                                                                              Side B:
                                                                                                                                                              1. Creepy Letter - Cut-up At The Beat Hotel In Paris
                                                                                                                                                              2. Inching - "Is This Machine Recording?
                                                                                                                                                              3. Handkerchief Masks - News Cut- Up
                                                                                                                                                              4. Word Falling – Photo Falling
                                                                                                                                                              5. Throat Microphone Experiment
                                                                                                                                                              6. It’s About Time To Identify Open Area
                                                                                                                                                              5. Last Words Of Hassan Sabbah

                                                                                                                                                              Bell Orchestre

                                                                                                                                                              As Seen Through Windows - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                Erased Tapes are thrilled to announce the reissue of Bell Orchestre second album As Seen Through Windows out on April 28th.

                                                                                                                                                                Bell Orchestre is a collaborative instrumental group based in Montreal. Whose six members come from wildly divergent musical backgrounds, and the unlikely chemistry that results from their collaboration is the very thing that sustains their connection. It’s as if the group as a whole has tapped into a very particular, very distinct energy: like that of an approaching storm. In many ways, Bell Orchestre is the sum of not only its parts but the sum of its influences and inspirations

                                                                                                                                                                Expanding further on the foundation that Recording a Tape the Colour of the Light laid, the group refined and tightened their sound on this masterpiece.

                                                                                                                                                                Bell Orchestre retreated to Banff Centre in the rocky mountains of Alberta to write the follow-up to their debut album. The title As Seen Through Windows is inspired by the rehearsal space where it was written. The room had two exterior walls entirely made of windows, and with the cinematic view of the mountains they saw occasional herds of elks and deer’s passing by.

                                                                                                                                                                The specifics of time and place, the elemental forces at work outside, and those forces that exist inside, all come into play within Bell Orchestre’s musical process. This particular music could be made by no one else at no other time in history.

                                                                                                                                                                The album was produced by John McEntire (Stereolab, Jeff Parker), drummer and producer of the legendary Chicago post-rock band Tortoise. McEntire had been the group’s dream producer to work with. “I think I was more starstruck around John McEntire than I’d been around anyone before,” says violinist Sarah Neufeld. McEntire was up for trying anything in the studio, and inspired the band endlessly.

                                                                                                                                                                Now looking back at the recording sessions, lap steel guitarist Michael Feuerstack remembers “I don’t know how aware we were of the uniqueness of our bond and the resulting methods of music making, but they are very evident across this recording.”

                                                                                                                                                                Following the original release, they went on to tour the world, from festivals and theatres to small venues.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                1. Stripes
                                                                                                                                                                2. Elephants
                                                                                                                                                                3. Icicles / Bicycles
                                                                                                                                                                4. Water / Light / Shifts
                                                                                                                                                                5. Bucephalus Bouncing Ball
                                                                                                                                                                6. As Seen Through Windows
                                                                                                                                                                7. The Gaze
                                                                                                                                                                8. Dark Lights
                                                                                                                                                                9. Air Lines / Land Lines

                                                                                                                                                                Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

                                                                                                                                                                Easy Pieces - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                  Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cole, Blair Cowan, Lawrence Donegan, Neil Clark and Stephen Irvine – were formed in Glasgow in 1982, where Buxton-born singer-songwriter Cole was studying Philosophy and English at the University of Glasgow -Their sound swam against the tide of shiny 80s synthesisers, offering intense, melodic, guitar-based pop, topped with droll words packed with literary references.

                                                                                                                                                                  Given just how loved debut album Rattlesnakes was, it would have been hard for whatever followed to be received as warmly – yet Easy Pieces made a good first of it. It was to sell twice as many copies in its first two weeks as Rattlesnakes had to date, giving the group a Top 5 chart placing on its release in November 1985. Recorded with 80s super- producers Clive Langer and Alan Winstanley, its first two singles, the brooding, gospel influenced Brand New Friend and the forever-jaunty Lost Weekend reached the UK Top 20.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Why I Love Country Music
                                                                                                                                                                  Pretty Gone
                                                                                                                                                                  Cut Me Down
                                                                                                                                                                  Brand New Friend
                                                                                                                                                                  Lost Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                  Minor Character
                                                                                                                                                                  Perfect Blue


                                                                                                                                                                  World Music (10th Anniversary Abbey Road Remaster)

                                                                                                                                                                    When the mysterious masked collective calling themselves Goat first emerged in 2012, armed with an incendiary debut album ‘World Music’ and a backstory for the ages – the band’s anonymous members hailing from the remote village of Korpilombo in northern Sweden, where inhabitants had for centuries been devoted to a form of voodoo introduced by a travelling witch doctor – there was, and there still isn’t, anyone else on earth quite like them. Their mythology enticing, their music full of sinuous grooves and manic explosions of fuzz, Goat were outliers from the very beginning.

                                                                                                                                                                    ‘World Music’ received an avalanche of acclaim with critics, psych heads, outernational crate diggers etc, all left enraptured by its thunderous intensity, conjured from a singular mix of sounds from across the globe.Now, exactly a decade later, Rocket Recordings and the band have decided to dust-off the original recordings of ‘World Music’ and pass them over to the capable hands of the team at the legendary Abbey Road Studios to remaster the tracks and make them shine like they have never before.

                                                                                                                                                                    The results are better than we could have hoped. New details within the tracks have been revealed and - most importantly - the fuzz is even more explosive than before. You hear every crackle of electricity as it flows through the pedals. ‘World Music’ s famous die-cut sleeve has been updated too, the colours of the eye-popping pattern have been reversed from the original, making this package even more desirable. The album is brimming with tracks now seen as ‘classic’ Goat live favourites. Tracks that have been wowing audiences all over the world; the afrobeat stomp of ‘Disco Fever’ , the fuzz abuse of ‘Goathead’, the post-punk groove of ‘Let it Bleed’, the sing-along repetitive pop of ‘Run to your Mama’ ...From the first note to the last, ‘World Music’ oozes with a sonic confidence rarely seen on a debut album.

                                                                                                                                                                    Over the last 10 years many bands have tried to recreate the addictive ingredients which make up Goat ’s cosmic soup, but none have ever come close to getting the recipe right. What Goat have is unique. They have an unsurpassed level of authenticity and honesty that makes them stand head and shoulders above all their imitators. They’ve managed to create a sound unrestrained by genre boundaries. There literally is still no other band on earth that sounds quite like them

                                                                                                                                                                    Ryuichi Sakamoto

                                                                                                                                                                    Music For Film

                                                                                                                                                                      From small beginnings in 1974 as a local cinema and university event, Film Fest Gent has grown yearly in stature and is now recognised as one of the major destinations for the film industry. A vital component is the celebration of film music in the shape of the World Soundtrack Awards which honours the very best composers at work in the world of cinema.

                                                                                                                                                                      In 2016 the award went to one of the most brilliant composers of his generation, Ryuichi Sakamoto. This is the first overview of his remarkable catalogue of film scores, fully approved by the composer and performed by the masterful Brussels Philharmonic under the baton of Dirk Brossé. Sakamoto was already a celebrated pioneer in electronic music and composer/pianist/singer in Japan when director Nagisa Oshima asked him to write the score for Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence in 1983 and also to star alongside David Bowie.

                                                                                                                                                                      In a 30 year plus career since then he has worked with the cream of film directors including Bernardo Bertolucci (The Last Emperor), Brian De Palma (Snake Eyes), Pedro Almodovar (High Heels) and most recently Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (The Revenant). This compilation is a fitting tribute to his status as one of the greatest living musicians and film composers.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Main Theme (From “Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence”)
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Endroll (From “The Last Emperor”)
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Rain (From “The Last Emperor”)
                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Sheltering Sky Main Theme (From “The Sheltering Sky”)
                                                                                                                                                                      5. High Heels Main Theme (From “High Heels”)
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Wild Palms Main Theme (From “Wild Palms”)
                                                                                                                                                                      7. Acceptance (From “Little Buddha”)
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Snake Eyes Main Theme (long Version) (From “Snake Eyes”)
                                                                                                                                                                      9. Bolerish (From “Femme Fatale”)
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Bibo No Aozora (From “Babel”)
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Small Hope (From “Hara-Kiri (Ichimei)”)
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Yae No Sakura Opening Theme (From “Yae No Sakura”)
                                                                                                                                                                      13. The Revenant Main Theme (From “The Revenant”)

                                                                                                                                                                      The White Stripes

                                                                                                                                                                      Elephant - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                        The White Stripes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their RIAA Platinum-certified 2003 fourth studio album, Elephant, with a limited edition 2xLP version of the original Elephant album released on Red Smoke (1st LP) & Clear with Red & Black Smoke (2nd LP) colored vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                        Released on April 1, 2003, Elephant swiftly proved to be a critically acclaimed, award-winning phenomenon, as well as garnering worldwide popularity, peaking at #6 on the Billboard 200 while also topping the UK’s Official Albums Chart. Largely recorded over two weeks in April 2002 at London’s analogue Toe Rag Studios, Elephant includes such now-classic singles as the GRAMMY® Award-winning “Seven Nation Army,” “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself,” “The Hardest Button To Button,” and “There’s No Home For You Here,” all of which prompted Rolling Stone’s David Fricke to hail the album as quite simply, “a work of pulverizing perfection.”Elephant went on to win the 2004 GRAMMY® Award for “Best Alternative Album” and was an “Album of the Year” nominee. 

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Seven Nation Army
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Black Math
                                                                                                                                                                        3. There’s No Home For You Here
                                                                                                                                                                        4. I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
                                                                                                                                                                        5. In The Cold, Cold Night
                                                                                                                                                                        6. I Want To Be The Boy To Warm Your Mother’s Heart
                                                                                                                                                                        7. You’ve Got Her In Your Pocket
                                                                                                                                                                        8. Ball And Biscuit
                                                                                                                                                                        9. The Hardest Button To Button
                                                                                                                                                                        10. Little Acorns
                                                                                                                                                                        11. Hypnotize
                                                                                                                                                                        12. The Air Near My Fingers
                                                                                                                                                                        13. Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                        14. It’s True That We Love One Another


                                                                                                                                                                        Any Minute Now - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          ‘Any Minute Now’ is the third studio album by Soulwax, produced by Flood and mixed by Alan Moulder. Soulwax are internationally renowned not only as a rock band but also for their 2 Many DJ’s personas. The album includes the ‘Any Minute Now’ single and ‘NY Excuse’, a hugely talked-about record on the cutting edge of clubland, featuring vocals by Nancy of LCD Soundsystem.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          E Talking
                                                                                                                                                                          Any Minute Now
                                                                                                                                                                          Please...Don’t Be Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                          A Ballad To Forget
                                                                                                                                                                          Accidents And
                                                                                                                                                                          NY Excuse
                                                                                                                                                                          Miserable Girl
                                                                                                                                                                          The Truth Is So Boring
                                                                                                                                                                          Dance 2 Slow

                                                                                                                                                                          Alice Coltrane

                                                                                                                                                                          World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                            As some of you may know, Alice Coltrane was a legendary pianist, composer, spiritual leader, and the wife of John Coltrane, the most venerated and influential saxophonist in the history of jazz. In 1967, four years after meeting John, he died of liver cancer, leaving Alice a widow with four small children. Bereft of her soul mate, Alice suffered sleepless nights and severe weight loss. At her worst, she weighed only 95 pounds. She had hallucinations in which trees spoke, various beings existed on astral planes, and the sounds of “a planetary ether” spun through her brain, knocking her into a frightening unconsciousness.

                                                                                                                                                                            The critical event of this period was not that Alice fell into the nadir of her existence, but rather that she experienced tapas, a vital period of trial. These tapas (a Sanskrit term she used to describe her suffering) helped prepare Alice for the spiritual ally she found in Swami Satchidananda, an Indian guru, with whom Alice made her first trip to India. On her second trip there, Alice had a revelation instructing her to abandon the secular life and become a spiritual teacher in the Hindu tradition – so she moved out West – eventually opening the Shanti Anantam Ashram on 47 acres she’d bought in Agoura Hills, California.

                                                                                                                                                                            Music was the foundation of Alice’s spiritual practice. From the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s, Alice Coltrane self-released four brilliant cassette albums. These cassettes contained a music she invented, inspired by the gospel music of the Detroit churches she grew up in, mixed together with the Indian devotional music of her religious practice, and even finds Alice singing for the first time in her recorded catalog. Originally only made available through her ashram, they are her most obscure body of work and possibly the greatest reflection of her soul.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Om Rama
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Om Shanti
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Rama Rama
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Rama Guru
                                                                                                                                                                            5. Hari Narayan
                                                                                                                                                                            6. Journey To Satchidananda
                                                                                                                                                                            7. Er Ra
                                                                                                                                                                            8. Keshava Murahara
                                                                                                                                                                            9. Krishna Japaye*
                                                                                                                                                                            10. Rama Katha

                                                                                                                                                                            Big Black

                                                                                                                                                                            Songs About Fucking - 2022 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl now remastered By Steve Albini And Bob Weston.

                                                                                                                                                                              The Players: Dave Riley - Bass, Santiago Durango - Guitar, Vocals, Steve Albini - Vocals, Guitar, Roland Drum Machine - itself.

                                                                                                                                                                              Big Black was started by Steve Albini in 1982 while he was attending Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Lungs, the first Big Black release was recorded by Steve on a borrowed 4-track. He played everything on the EP himself - except the sax bleating courtesy of pal John Bohnen and the drums courtesy of Roland. Soon after, Steve recruited Jeff Pezzati (Naked Raygun) on bass, and Santiago Durango (also Naked Raygun) joined them on guitar. In 1983, together with live drummer Pat Byrne, they recorded the Bulldozer EP. By 1984, the band had done some touring and recorded the Racer X EP and the start of the Il Duce 7”. After that, Jeff returned to Naked Raygun and was replaced by Dave Riley. In 1985, Big Black recorded their first full-length, Atomizer, as well as finishing the Il Duce 7”. Atomizer was released in 1986 along with the release of the Hammer Party compilation CD. In 1987, the Headache EP and Heartbeat 7” were released. That same year, the band recorded and released the 7” of The Model/He’s A Whore as well as their second full-length album, Songs About Fucking. They toured extensively (for Big Black). And they broke up. 

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              Side A:
                                                                                                                                                                              The Power Of Independent Trucking
                                                                                                                                                                              The Model
                                                                                                                                                                              Bad Penny
                                                                                                                                                                              L. Dopa
                                                                                                                                                                              Precious Thing
                                                                                                                                                                              Columbian Necktie
                                                                                                                                                                              Side B:
                                                                                                                                                                              Kitty Empire
                                                                                                                                                                              Kasimir S. Pulaski Day
                                                                                                                                                                              Fish Fry
                                                                                                                                                                              Pavement Saw
                                                                                                                                                                              Tiny, King Of The Jews
                                                                                                                                                                              Bombastic Intro

                                                                                                                                                                              Dr. Dre

                                                                                                                                                                              The Chronic - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                'One, two, three and to the fo', Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr Dre is at the Do' - AH 'The Chronic' was the cornerstone of Death Row's initial success when it was released in 1992. The impact of major hits such as 'Nuthin But A G Thang' was astounding. Suddenly hip-hop was on US national radio gaining wide spread acceptance in the smoother life style of the suburbs world wide for its very special message, style and rhythm generated in the tough surroundings of the LA ghettos.

                                                                                                                                                                                It was Dr. Dre's first solo album after he had departed from NWA and its label Ruthless Records over a financial dispute. On 'The Chronic', he included both subtle and direct insults at Ruthless and its owner, former NWA member Eazy-E. Although a solo album, it features many appearances by Snoop Dogg, who used the album as a launch pad for his own solo career.

                                                                                                                                                                                William Basinski

                                                                                                                                                                                Melancholia - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                  RIYL: Brian Eno, Max Richter, Eluvium, Tim Hecker, John Cage. Originally released a year after the increasingly iconic The Disintegration Loops, a decade later Melancholia still stands as William Basinski's second most beloved album. Originally released on vinyl to commemorate its 10-year anniversary, we now have this limited repress. Remastered from the original recordings and pressed onto audiophile-quality 100% pure virgin vinyl, this limited-edition vinyl reissue is packaged in a stunning gatefold jacket featuring all-new artwork. It is truly a sight and sound to behold.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Like many of Basinski's most soul-stirring works, Melancholia began as a series of short tape loops captured in the early 1980s. Basinski then stored them away for decades, revisiting them at a different time in his life, at which point they took on a stunning new sound all their own - one that many consider to be among the finest of the past decade. "Melancholia is probably the best of Basinski's records until now, even if this is hard for me to say given my love for each one of his releases. This music is so beautifully delicate and sad in its auto-reflective moods, it stands right there with everything ranging from the usual suspects in the 'ambient' field, to a distorted damp ghost of Claude Debussy or Maurice Ravel put into a time machine.” - Touching Extremes.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Melancholia I (3:24)
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Melancholia II (6:49)
                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Melancholia III (1:54)
                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Melancholia IV (4:15)
                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Melancholia V (1:14)
                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Melancholia VI (2:15)
                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Melancholia VII (2:26)
                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Melancholia VIII (3:08)
                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Melancholia IX (3:36)
                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Melancholia X (1:08)
                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Melancholia XI (1:15)
                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Melancholia XII (7:10)
                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Melancholia XIII (2:00)
                                                                                                                                                                                  14. Melancholia XIV (5:53).

                                                                                                                                                                                  Spatial & Co is a synth-drizzled, spaced-out bass-heavy discoid-funk masterpiece from French disco lord and Arpadys maestro Sauveur Mallia. Recorded for French library label Tele Music, in 1979, it's by turns cosmic funk and creeping crime funk, bursting with low slung, k-i-l-l-e-r basslines, loping drum breaks and sparkling percussion. It's so funky it hurts.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Confidently swaggering out the gate is "Future Vision", with its loping yet dextrous bassline across strutting beats setting the scene. "Cosmic News", with its live crowd noises over killer bass work is reminiscent of Bernard & Nile's "Chic Cheer". The bass vs synth workout "Baby Bass" increases the propulsion whilst the dark and mysterious vibes of "Star Odyssey" serve as cosmic respite from being overpowered by funk. The temperature and tempo are raised with the bouncing sophisticated funk of "Meteor One", a slinky interstellar instrumental of the highest order before the sultry, melodic "Bass For Love" offers some attractive slow-mo sleaze to close out the first side.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Opening up Side B, the menacing, beatless "Space Alert" sounds like all those sci-fi theme tunes from your childhood, synthesised into one glorious (black) whole. "Galaxy Wars" is next, another majestic cosmic gem, sans drums. The ultra-percussive flex of "All The Bass" sees the return of the frenetic funky bass and neck-snapping drums. The stretched out funk of "O.V.N.I. Telex" is irresistible and cavernous in scope whilst the swirling, dramatic "Galactics" is an ominous yet melodic wonder. The throwaway funk-lite "Animals Bass" is a bit of a daft way to close out this otherwise flawless set but, hey, flirting with perfection is probably always more fun than actually achieving it.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sauveur Mallia is a crucial figure in the history of electronic and dance music and a hugely underrated French library bass player and composer from the Arpadys / Voyage crew. This is just the beginning of Be With's Mallia - Tele Music reissue campaign!

                                                                                                                                                                                  The audio for Spatial & Co Vol. 1 has been remastered by Be With regular Simon Francis, ensuring the punch of Sauveur's bass and those sick drums come through to the fullest. Pete Norman’s expert skills has made sure nothing is lost in the cut whilst the original and iconic sleeve has been restored here at Be With HQ as the finishing touch to this long overdue re-issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  A1 Future Vision (3:47)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A2 Cosmic News (2:25)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A3 Baby Bass (2:43)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A4 Star Odyssey (3:33)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A5 Meteor One (2:11)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A6 Bass For Love (2:46)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Space Alert (3:24)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B2 Galaxy Wars (2:45)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B3 All The Bass (2:53)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B4 O.V.N.I. Telex (3:36)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B5 Galactics (2:50)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B6 Animals Bass (2:14)

                                                                                                                                                                                  Spatial & Co Vol. 2 may well be the best album in the Spatial & Co series. It's absolutely flawless. Again created by French disco lord and Arpadys maestro Sauveur Mallia for French library label Tele Music in 1979, it leans far more into the space disco sound than the clean cosmic funk of its predecessor. And it's all the more thrilling for it.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Spatial & Co Vol. 2 may well be the best album in the Spatial & Co series. It's absolutely flawless. Again created by French disco lord and Arpadys maestro Sauveur Mallia for French library label Tele Music in 1979, it leans far more into the space disco sound than the clean cosmic funk of its predecessor. And it's all the more thrilling for it.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Wide-eyed opener "Discomax" is starts as pure piano-disco brilliance with a bassline to die for before heading off into wigged out territory, all acidic squelches and jaw-dropping percussive breakdowns. Perfection. "Space People" follows, an eerie, half-beatless sci-fi synth workout played out against a hauntingly metronomic pulse for the first half - proper slow-mo space disco business - before the beat kicks in, the electric guitar solo wails beautifully and the bassline that emerges at its conclusion rides in on some other shit.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Closing out the A-Side, the six minute long "Bass Power" is, unsurprisingly, a deep, low-end roller with head-nod drums, whizzing synths, blissed out ambient vibes and Mallia's otherworldly bass playing super high in the mix. It's white hot funk, make no mistake, and it sounds like a re-geared library version of Roxy Music. Yes, *that* good.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Side B is laced firstly by "Holidays Morning", an emotional disco-pop groover, all electric guitars, skipping drums and synthy bleeps with more than a few moments of pure driving funk.
                                                                                                                                                                                  One for the deep heads, longtime favourite "Electric Maneges" follows, a bleepy, haunted dancehall gem, uncut tropical balearic-funk from another dimension. The sophisticated digi-soul of "Loving Discovery" comes on like a weird, interplanetary Sade instrumental, all swelling synths, warm keys and syrupy guitar rhythms. Hearing is believing.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Arguably saving the best til last, the fierce, proto-techno of "Exotic Guide" closes out this extraordinary set. The intro genuinely sounds like Detroit would a good few years later - just wild - before it glides into a driving percussive funk break complete with both stabbing, insistent synths and those of a more winding, laconic variety. The one complaint? It's over far too soon. Remarkable.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Sauveur Mallia is a crucial figure in the history of electronic and dance music and a hugely underrated French library bass player and composer from the Arpadys / Voyage crew. This is just the beginning of Be With's Mallia - Tele Music reissue campaign!

                                                                                                                                                                                  The audio for Spatial & Co Vol. 2 has been remastered by Be With regular Simon Francis, ensuring the punch of Sauveur's bass and those sick drums come through to the fullest. Pete Norman’s expert skills has made sure nothing is lost in the cut whilst the original and iconic sleeve has been restored here at Be With HQ as the finishing touch to this long overdue re-issue. 

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  A1 Discomax (4:40)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A2 Space People (4:40)
                                                                                                                                                                                  A3 Bass Power (6:00)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Holidays Morning (5:20)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B2 Electric Maneges (4:10)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B3 Loving Discovery (3:40)
                                                                                                                                                                                  B4 Exotic Guide (3:30)

                                                                                                                                                                                  David Bowie

                                                                                                                                                                                  Aladdin Sane - 50th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                    Live At St. Helens Technical College '81 - SIGNED POSTCARD SET EDITION

                                                                                                                                                                                      LIMITED EDITION SIGNED POSTCARD SET.
                                                                                                                                                                                      SET OF 4 INDIVIDUALLY SIGNED POSTCARDS BY FALL MEMBERS MARC RILEY, STEVE & PAUL HANLEY AND CRAIG SCANLON** BLACK VINYL & 7".

                                                                                                                                                                                      "I’ve had the pleasure of being a Fall fan since I was a teen. I was lucky enough to have some guidance from my local record shop stoner-lords. They turned me on to many of my heroes, but once I heard my first slanted and barky Fall song, I was part of the army for life. The word prolific gets tossed around a lot. It almost seems like a slag-off in the press, as if they wish the artist would produce less so they wouldn’t have to do their self imposed job of judging releases for the rabble. The Fall is subjected to this lazy word often. Yet I can honestly say that I am SO thankful for any nugget of Fall that lands at my feet and in my brain. Live Fall performances are always a pleasure because they seem to take what already made the Fall great and push it even a bit more into the rough and bloody uncharted wasteland that is drug scorched proto-punk and heady political poetry. So, it is with great pleasure that we introduce this Fall bootleg soundboard recording to you. Recorded during one of the many strong points in the bands vast and mighty history. They really burn bright here and bring every ounce of what you expect from this formidable force. We have reached out to every surviving member of the band, the sound person, the bootlegger who recorded it and the photographer and received their blessings & help piecing it all together. Castle Face will be donating 50% of our profits to Centrepoint which helps the homeless in the Manchester area get back on their feet, so the local and deserving Fall fans get a little, and give a little back, too. Nothing but the hits here folks and as raw as you dig it. This one really is exceptional in terms of live sound for The Fall. All the stars were aligned over St. Helens that eve. And it wouldn’t be complete with a bit of Fall fan saltiness so, fuck you too, Jason.” - John Dwyer.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Blob '59
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Prole Art Threat
                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Middle Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Rowche Rumble
                                                                                                                                                                                      6. An Older Lover
                                                                                                                                                                                      7. City Hobgoblins
                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Leave The Capitol
                                                                                                                                                                                      9. The NWRA
                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Gramme Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Fit And Working Again
                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Muzorewi's Daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Slates, Slags, Etc

                                                                                                                                                                                      Small Faces

                                                                                                                                                                                      Greatest Hits - The Immediate Years 1967-1969

                                                                                                                                                                                        Greatest Hits – The Immediate Years 1967 - 1969’ features over 40 minutes of classic Small Faces singles on Immediate Records. For the first time, all the correct single versions are included, newly mastered to vinyl from original mono master tapes. Classic hit singles such as ‘Itchycoo Park’, ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Here Come The Nice’, ‘Tin Soldier’, ‘The Universal’, ‘Afterglow Of Your Love’, A-sides, rare B-sides, overseas singles, are here, sounding superb!

                                                                                                                                                                                        Compiled with Small Faces members Kenney Jones and prior to his death Ian "Mac" McLagan, the LP features an exclusive cover photo by Gered Mankowitz, a colour booklet with rare memorabilia & photos, informative track-by-track analysis, rare memorabilia and reviews plus introductory notes by Kenney and Mac and series producer Rob Caiger.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Here Come The Nice
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Talk To You
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Get Yourself Together
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Become Like You
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Green Circles
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Itchycoo Park
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. I’m Only Dreaming
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Tin Soldier
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. I Feel Much Better
                                                                                                                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Lazy Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Rollin` Over (Part II Of Happiness Stan)
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Mad John (Single Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. The Journey (Single Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. The Universal
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Afterglow Of Your Love (Single Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Wham Bam Thank You Mam

                                                                                                                                                                                        She Drew The Gun

                                                                                                                                                                                        Memories Of The Revolution

                                                                                                                                                                                          Under the moniker She Drew The Gun, songwriter Louisa Roach began by playing solo gigs around Liverpool, she quickly caught the attention of The Coral’s James Skelly who she began working with at Skeleton Key Records, recruiting band members along the way. At first glance Roach’s fuzzy psych-pop may suggest that the Wirral born songwriter is another ‘Cosmic Scouser’ but then you’re drawn into the spirit of rebellion, songs that rally against injustice and food banks and celebrate outsiderdom. Roach was late to music, releasing her first LP ‘Memories of the future’ after a decade of motherhood and studying at college.

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 1 - Memories Of The Future:
                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                          Where I End You Begin
                                                                                                                                                                                          Since You Were Not Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                          If You Could See
                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                          What Will You Do
                                                                                                                                                                                          I'm Not Alone
                                                                                                                                                                                          Be Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                          Pit Pony
                                                                                                                                                                                          Or So I Thought

                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 2 - Revolution Of Mind:
                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                          Something For The Pain
                                                                                                                                                                                          Arm Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                          Between Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                          Wolf And Bird
                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                          Ocean Song
                                                                                                                                                                                          Revolution Of Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                          Resister Reprise


                                                                                                                                                                                          Cindy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                            Cindy don't do many things loudly, but their seemingly sudden emergence a few years back was quite the jolt, their Free Advice LP doing for the current San Fran scene what the Big Supermarket record did for Melbourne a year or two back - ie a totemic outta-nowhere DIY statement of rare vision. As it turns out, though, it's not quite without precedent, since there was actually a self-released debut record from 2018, first pressed in tiny number and initially not moving much further than their immediate locale. A few years on and now trading for inflated prices on the second hand market, Tough Love are re-issuing in order to shine a little light on the band's first steps. These ten tracks display the ruminative formation of the minimal indiepop sound perfected on Free Advice, skeletons of the same ideas with a little less flesh on dem bones, nonetheless struck with a naive wonder, like you're afforded the opportunity to hear the band stumbling upon their own charms in real time. And that is 100% the appropriate word here - charm, a quality perfectly captured in that front cover, too. It's not possible to overstate how endearing this music is, so independent is it of outside influence and free of self-consciousness. Is this the birth of the new Paisley Underground? Or maybe something better... 

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Way Over Here (for Ellsworth Kelly RIP)
                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Book In Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Love Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Move To LA
                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Caller 103
                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Don't Try
                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Brighton Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Yours Alone
                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Animal Past (for Agnes Martin RIP)
                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Friday Night 

                                                                                                                                                                                            Gabor Szabo

                                                                                                                                                                                            1969 - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                              Ebalunga!!! is coming back with a new long-awaited reissue of LP by the famous Hungarian guitarist, originally released in 1969.

                                                                                                                                                                                              “Gabor Szabo exploded onto the American jazz scene in the early sixties. His unusual approach and unique sound brought something startling and new to jazz. With Chico Hamilton, Charles Lloyd and Gary McFarland, Szabo offered something few in jazz had ever heard before: guitarist as enchanter and conjurer and musician as storyteller and mesmerist. Once Szabo declared his independence in 1966, he also proved how seamlessly jazz can blend the Beatles and Bacharach with Latin and Indian styles. The guitarist released a string of albums on Impulse that challenged many assumptions about jazz and stand out today as some of the most radical, yet appealing music of the period. But the times were woefully a-changing.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Szabo biographer Károly Libisch considers the year 1969 a “turning point” for the guitarist. The spell Szabo weaved in the press was beginning to wane. The blizzard of coverage he generated in the previous few years began to trickle off. Perhaps the rise of rock – and rock-guitar heroes – tamped down the guitarist’s exotic allure and faddish charm. Then, too, Szabo’s erratic behavior started attracting poor notices and hastened the demise of his storied quintet, featuring guitarist Jimmy Stewart and percussionist Hal Gordon, in late 1968. Now, both Gabor Szabo, the artist and businessman, needed a hit. 1969 was his response to the call of 1969.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The album was released in August 1969, initial reviews were positive. Cash Box raved that Gabor Szabo 1969 “is magnificent music, and an album that deserves great success” while Record World called it “luscious guitaring” that features “lots of contemporary material, which he makes completely his own.” Gabor Szabo 1969 never did find the success it was seeking. But it remains a lovely listening experience that finds the guitarist at his melodic best at an important crossroads in his recording career. “

                                                                                                                                                                                              Les Rallizes Denudes

                                                                                                                                                                                              '67- '69 Studio Et Live

                                                                                                                                                                                                Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. These reissues follow the label’s release of The OZ Tapes in 2022, as part of the label’s ongoing series of Les Rallizes Dénudés reissues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features early recordings that capture the reckless energy of the band’s formative years in Kyoto. Includes early takes of Rallizes staples “Memory is Far Away” and “The Last One,” the rare tender ballad “Bid Calls in the Dark,” possibly Mothers of Invention-inspired (complete with a kazoo solo) “Vertigo otherwise My Conviction.” CD edition includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, including a take on the classic stomper “Tobacco Road” (more Blues Magoos than Nashville Teens.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Manabu Yuasa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                Smokin’ Cigarette Blues (live Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                La Mal Rouge , ǜ

                                                                                                                                                                                                Les Rallizes Denudes

                                                                                                                                                                                                Mizutani / Les Rallizes Denudes

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. These reissues follow the label’s release of The OZ Tapes in 2022, as part of the label’s ongoing series of Les Rallizes Dénudés reissues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond. ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés includes a set of intimate, contemplative acoustic-based tracks from a transitional period at the turn of the decade. Recorded in 1970 at Doshisha University’s student broadcast studio, this session featured the band mostly as a duo, with Mizutani accompanied by Makoto Kubota, who also handled recording duties. Few of the tracks featured Tadanaka Makino on percussion. CD edition includes “黒い悲しみのロマンセ / Romance of the Black Pain otherwise Fallin’ Love With,” a live recording by the 1973 lineup of Les Rallizes Dénudés.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Shinya Matsuyama.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Les Rallizes Denudes

                                                                                                                                                                                                  '77 LIVE

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Temporal Drift presents the first-ever officially sanctioned reissue of celebrated Japanese cult band Les Rallizes Dénudés’ three albums, originally compiled and released in limited quantities on CD in 1991. These reissues follow the label’s release of The OZ Tapes in 2022, as part of the label’s ongoing series of Les Rallizes Dénudés reissues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Led by the enigmatic Takashi Mizutani, Les Rallizes Dénudés has gained an almost mythical status the world over with their delicate balancing act between transcendent psychedelia and pure sonic assault, maintaining its status as an underground phenomenon throughout their three decade existence and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE, MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés, and ‘77 LIVE are the only albums released during Les Rallizes Dénudés’ lifetime, between its formation in 1967 at Doshisha University in Kyoto to its last-ever show in 1996 at Club Citta in Kawasaki. Produced by Mizutani, the three discs collectively provide a window into the (in)famously impenetrable band’s first decade of existence.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘77 LIVE is an explosive live set from Tokyo that captures the glorious noise of the Rallizes at their full potential. Recorded on March 12, 1977 at Tachikawa Social Education Hall in Tachikawa, Tokyo, ‘77 LIVE showcases Mizutani’s unmistakable, overdriven, feedback-drenched guitar, played on a newly purchased Gibson SG, soon to become his signature ax. Includes wholly transformed versions of “Memory is Far Away” and “The Last One” reaching the kind of highs that no unsuspecting listener could have imagined coming from Mizutani or the Rallizes just a few years prior, as heard on ‘67-’69 STUDIO et LIVE and MIZUTANI / Les Rallizes Dénudés.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Produced in collaboration with The Last One Musique, the new label set up by former members and associates of Les Rallizes Dénudés, ‘77 LIVE features newly remastered audio by former Rallizes member Makoto Kubota and new liner notes by Manabu Yuasa.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Weight
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Living Lonely (prod Simon Jefferis)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Living Lonely (reprise)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    You Weren’t Supposed To Be Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sitting This One Out (feat Alice Auer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beyond My Limits
                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Other Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Driveway Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                                                                    De La Soul

                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Feet High And Rising - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 Feet High and Rising is the debut studio album by hip hop trio De La Soul and was released on March 3, 1989.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      It marked the first of three full- length collaborations with producer Prince Paul, which would become the critical and commercial peak of both parties. Critically, as well as commercially, the album was a success. It contains the singles, "Me Myself and I", "The Magic Number", "Buddy", and "Eye Know".

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The album title came from the Johnny Cash song "Five Feet High and Rising". It is listed on Rolling Stone's 200 Essential Rock Records and The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums. When Village Voice held its annual Jazz & Pop Critics Poll for 1989, 3 Feet High and Rising was ranked #1. It was also listed on the Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. Released amid the 1989 boom in gangsta rap, which gravitated towards hardcore, confrontational, violent lyrics, De La Soul's uniquely positive style made them an oddity beginning with the first single, "Me, Myself and I". Their positivity meant many observers labeled them a 'hippie' group, based on their declaration of the 'D.A.I.S.Y. Age' (Da. Inner. Soul. Yall).

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sampling artists as diverse as Hall & Oates, Steely Dan and The Turtles, 3 Feet High and Rising is often viewed as the stylistic beginning of 1990s alternative hip hop (and especially jazz rap). An absolutely essential slice of Hip Hop history that’s been unavailable for some time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Magic Number
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Change In Speak
                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Cool Breeze On The Rocks (The Melted Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Can U Keep A Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Jenifa Taught Me (Derwin's Revenge)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Ghetto Thang
                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Transmitting Live From Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Eye Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Take It Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. A Little Bit Of Soap
                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Tread Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Potholes In My Lawn
                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Say No Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. Do As De La Does
                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. Plug Tunin' (Last Chance To Comprehend)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. De La Orgee
                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Buddy (with Jungle Brothers And Q-Tip From A Tribe Called Quest)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. Description
                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. Me Myself And I
                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. This Is A Recording 4 Living In A Full Time Era (L.I.F.E.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. I Can Do Anything (Delacratic)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. D.A.I.S.Y. Age

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alan Braxe, Fred Falke & Friends

                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Upper Cuts - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                        If you want to understand how French producer Alan Braxe ended up making some of the most important house music records of the late 1990s and early 2000s, you need to understand his modus operandi. Everything must be simple, and everything must be sincere. You hear this repeatedly in Braxe’s music, from the golden emotional minimalism of Stardust’s “Music Sounds Better With You” to the perfectly uncluttered house music strut of “Intro.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Upper Cuts, originally released in 2005, rounds up several of Braxe’s greatest hits, including “Music Sounds Better With You,” his classic remix of “At Night” by Shakedown and - most prominently - his work with Fred Falke, a bass player Braxe met on military service. Braxe and Falke’s union created some of the best house music records of the 2000s, with Falke’s slinky, melodious and very funky bass lines fitting like a glove around Braxe’s production know-how and ear for a melody.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The revival of interest in the first wave of French Touch producers makes 2023 the perfect time to re-release The Upper Cuts, which has long been out of print. This newly reissued version adds seven bonus tracks. These include the classic Braxe / Falke production “Chrystal City,” which originally appeared on the “Rubicon” single; Braxe’s iconic remix of Britney Spears’ “Anticipating”; “You’ll Stay In My Heart,” a tear-jerking Braxe / Falke work that was never properly released; and two completely new tracks that show Braxe at his best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Upper Cuts is a classic work of house music history that can still light up a dance floor; a work of sadness and joy; darkness and light; profundity and release. If you want to know how Braxe helped to create a new template for the French house sound in the early 2000s, right when French house needed it most; or how Braxe’s gorgeously clean productions and evocative synth melody provided a bridge between the first wave of French house and the Ed Banger / Justice / Kitsuné axis that followed; then your answer starts here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Most Wanted
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. The Paradise - In Love With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Shakedown - At Night (Alan Braxe Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Love Lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Palladium
                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Arena
                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Alan Braxe- & Fred Falke - Rubicon
                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Penthouse Serenade
                                                                                                                                                                                                        11. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - Chrystal City
                                                                                                                                                                                                        12. Alan Braxe - Voices
                                                                                                                                                                                                        13. Britney Spears - Anticipating
                                                                                                                                                                                                        14. Alan Braxe - One More Chance (Feat. The Spimes) [Redux]
                                                                                                                                                                                                        15. Alan Braxe - True Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                        16. Alan Braxe - Never Coming Back (Feat. Annie) [12 “ Dub Version]
                                                                                                                                                                                                        17. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke - You'll Stay In My Heart (Instrumental)


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Zuckerzeit - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cluster was the pioneering German duo of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. Formed on the cusp of the 1970s, they were a part of West Germany's nascent Kosmische Musik scene. The group would use restrained improvisational techniques similar to Gruppo Nuova Consonanza, working with both electric and acoustic instruments (organ, guitar, tone generators, cello, etc.) to create a singular sound that Julian Cope called "a huge beating heart, planet-sized and awesome."

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Following the release of Cluster II, the duo relocated to the village of Forst where they built a home studio and began to collaborate with like-minded artists such as Michael Rother and Brian Eno. 1974's Zuckerzeit, Cluster's first album made in their countryside studio, marked a major shift in their music from experimental noise to avant-pop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Hollywood" starts things off with infectious loops, analog drum machines and sweeping synth. "Caramel" seems to pick up the pace even more; its sugary groove promptly dissolves into a sea of ethereal keyboards, amorphous layers and sparse chords.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          For Zuckerzeit, Roedelius and Moebius developed the tracks individually. They recorded in separate rooms on different days, although each piece flows into the next seamlessly. While Rother is listed as producer on the original Brain release, he was reportedly not present at the sessions and simply loaned the band some equipment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bringing together Cluster's haunted melodic sense and motorik rhythms, Zuckerzeit reveals not only how much the band grew from their experience in Harmonia, but also how instrumental they were in their later collaborations with Eno.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rote Riki
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fotschi Tong
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heisse Lippen


                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cluster II - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cluster was the pioneering German duo of Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius. Formed on the cusp of the 1970s, they were a part of West Germany's nascent Kosmische Musik scene. The group would use restrained improvisational techniques similar to Gruppo Nuova Consonanza, working with both electric and acoustic instruments (organ, guitar, tone generators, cello, etc.) to create a singular sound that Julian Cope called "a huge beating heart, planet-sized and awesome."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Originally released in 1972 on Brain, Cluster II features six pieces of atmospheric, proto-ambient drones – a step forward from Cluster's 1971 self-titled debut, which had all untitled songs. On "Im Suden," hypnotic bass pulsations and repetitive guitar patterns flow serenely, while side two opener "Live In Der Fabrik" dives deep into Roedelius and Moebius' foreboding industrial soundscapes and synergistic textural interplay.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            As Roedelius told Uncut magazine in 2022, "This feels like a breakthrough? Well, we were just getting more into it, and getting more experienced at being able to elaborate it. Conny (Plank) was working with us again – as well as being a multi-talented artist, he was a very experienced sound master and great human being. He contributed as a fellow musician, adding sounds with his mixing table such as reverb, delay and other effects enriching the whole pieces so that they finally became somehow unique."

                                                                                                                                                                                                            It's no surprise that when Neu! guitarist Michael Rother first heard Cluster II, he suggested a collaboration with the band – resulting in the supergroup Harmonia who would make their first album together the following year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Im Suden
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fur Die Katz'
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Live In Der Fabrik

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Surf Curse

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Buds - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Available for the first time on vinyl since 2015. Surf Curse has over 8 million monthly listeners on Spotify. In 2015 two kids from Reno Nevada managed to capture the lo-fi supercharged lightning-in-a-bottle that would later propel them to major label success. Buds is a wild ride through the young minds of band members Nick Rattigan and Jacob Rubeck, serving as a white hot debut album in their ever-ascending discography. Although dealing largely with melancholy themes of isolation, the energy on every track is palpable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Chloe Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Bummer Friend
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Heathers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Ponyboy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. In My Head Till I’m Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. The Smell Saved My Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                              7.Goth Babe
                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Freaks
                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Dreamin’ Wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Fire Walk With Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Surf Curse

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nothing Yet - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Expanding on the signature surf/garage rock sounds from their debut album Buds, Surf Curse emerge on Nothing Yet retaining the same infectious formula, but with more wisdom and finesse. Trading the angst for self-reflection, and sprinkling in flourishes of synthesizer and other slick production choices, the sophomore album sees the band truly finding their voice as songwriters and instrumentalists. Upbeat tracks like The Strange and the Kind will deliver the same wistful heart pounding choruses Surf Curse fans love, while album closer Falling Apart is new territory for the band. Forgoing drums for a sparse guitar ballad with backing harmonies and haunting synth pads, it’s a hint of the versatility the group would come to display on future projects.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Christine F
                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Doom Generation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. The Strange And The Kind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. It Followed Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Cronenberg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Sleeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Nostalgia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. All Is Lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Falling Apart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Surf Curse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heaven Surrounds You - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Departing from the overblown visceral sound of previous Surf Curse records, 2019’s Heaven Surrounds You is a bold step towards HIFI for the Los Angeles DIY scene veterans. The polished orchestral production and driving cinematic moments would feel at home in any of the cult films that inspired the album’s coming-of-age stories.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lyrically, the record finds the duo returning to themes of love, loss and mystery veiled beneath more symbolism and mysticism creating their most emotionally poignant record to date. One ingredient the band doesn’t change is the earworm guitar melodies and massive hooks that have always fueled their famously raucous live shows.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Maps To The Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Labyrinth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Disco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. River’s Edge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Midnight Cowboy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Hour Of The Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Dead Ringers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Safe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Memory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Opera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Trust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Jamie


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Bastards - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Before MF DOOM donned his mask and became one of the most prolific MC-producers of modern Hip-Hop, he was a member of KMD, an early ‘90s rap group whose work still goes criminally under-appreciated to this day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Following their 1991 debut album, Mr. Hood, the former trio shed one member leaving only two remaining – Subroc and his brother, Zev Love X (better known today as MF DOOM). Originally scheduled for release in 1994, their sophomore album Black Bastards showed clear progression from their debut. It was a truly amazing record, both sonically and lyrically, full of youthful creativity and tinged with the stresses of growing up as Black men in urban America. Songs like the lead single “What A N*gga Know”, the slippery, bass-driven “Get U Now”, and the album’s title track explore Black consciousness viewed through young-but-experienced eyes. Musically alternating between bouncy and raw – many times both, concurrently – the tracks gave the MC’s the springboard they needed to express themselves clearly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sadly, Subroc would face a sudden and untimely death in 1993, just as the duo were finishing the album. Grief-stricken, his brother Zev Love X – now the sole remaining member of the group – was determined to carry the legacy of KMD onward, but Elektra Records unceremoniously shelved the project in the eleventh hour, due to controversy surrounding the album’s provocative cover art. Following the fallout with Elektra, Zev tried for years to release the album on other labels, but he was continually met with dead ends. Struggling through the pain of losing his brother, coupled with the inability to release their final project together, a discouraged Zev Love X quietly withdrew from the scene and began quietly plotting his revenge on an industry that had broken him spiritually. Thus, in order to understand the true origin story of the super-villain, MF DOOM, one must recognize and appreciate the evolution of his former group, KMD, and the backstory of their pivotal album, Black Bastards. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    00 : Garbage Day #3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01 : Get-U-Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02 : What A N*gga Know?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03 : Sweet Premium Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04 : Plumskinzz (Loose Hoe, God & Cupid)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    05 : Smokin’ That S*#%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06 : Contact Blitt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07 : Gimme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08 : Black Bastards!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09 : It Sounded Like A Roc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10 : Plumskinzz (Oh No I Don’t Believe It!)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 : Constipated Monkey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12 : F*#@ Wit’ Ya Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13 : Suspended Animation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dazzle Ships - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In celebration of the 40th anniversary of OMD’s fourth studio album, Dazzle Ships, UMR/EMI are pleased to announce the release a brand new expanded version of the album. The set comprises of the original album, plus a bonus LP of unreleased demos and rarities which has been compiled and mixed by Paul Humphreys.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LP1 - Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radio Prague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Genetic Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ABC Auto-Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is Helena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LP1 - Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III And VII)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Romance Of The Telescope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silent Running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radio Waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time Zones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Of All The Things We've Made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LP2 - Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Telegraph 82 (Very Early Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silent Running (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sold Our Souls (the Avenue Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shakespeare 82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      LP2 - Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Untitled Instrumental 82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Heaven Above (4- NEU Demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Telegraph Live 1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radio Prague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Genetic Engineering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ABC Auto-Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is Helena
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dazzle Ships (Parts II, III And VII)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Romance Of The Telescope
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silent Running
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radio Waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time Zones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Of All The Things We've Made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Telegraph - Very Early Demo / 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Silent Running - Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sold Our Souls - The Avenue Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shakespeare '82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Untitled Instrumental '82
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Heaven Above - 4- NEU Demo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Telegraph - Live 1984

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Erykah Badu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New Amerykah Part One - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Amerykah Part One is the fourth studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter Erykah Badu. It was released on February 26, 2008, by Universal Motown. Here we have both formats pressed on coloured vinyl!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Erykah Badu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Amerykah Part Two - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In contrast to "New Amerykah, Part I: 4th World War", which was digitally produced and political in tone, "New Amerykah Part II" features lush live instrumentation and taps into Badu’s emotional side by thematically focusing on romance and relationships.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Something Rain - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Something Rain was recorded in bursts over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September- October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching and honing down a shape and sound. Of the twenty or so ideas they set out with, nine songs became the final album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Something Rain was recorded in bursts over approximately a year, from May 2010 to August 2011 and mixed in September- October 2011. It was a time of experimentation, of searching and honing down a shape and sound. Of the twenty or so ideas they set out with, nine songs became the final album. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Show Me Everything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. This Fire Of Autumn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. A Night So Still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Slippin' Shoes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Medicine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Frozen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Come Inside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Goodbye Joe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lloyd Cole And The Commotions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rattlesnakes - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cole, Blair Cowan, Lawrence Donegan, Neil Clark and Stephen Irvine – were formed in Glasgow in 1982, where Buxton-born singer-songwriter Cole was studying Philosophy and English at the University of Glasgow -Their sound swam against the tide of shiny 80s synthesisers, offering intense, melodic, guitar-based pop, topped with droll words packed with literary references.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Signing to Polydor Records, the group's debut single, Perfect Skin, was released in early 1984 followed in October of that year by their debut album, Rattlesnakes. Produced by Paul Hardiman with strings arranged by Anne Dudley, it became one of the most cherished albums of the 80s. Including further singles Forest Fire and the title track, the group found themselves as the darlings of the music press, at a time when a university education was still a relative rarity. Cole wasted little time in cramming cultural allusions in his material – listeners were introduced to a world of Norman Mailer, Eva Marie Saint and Truman Capote, all wrapped in delightfully written pop music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Perfect Skin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Down On Mission Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Forest Fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Charlotte Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Four Flights Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Are You Ready To Be Heartbroken?


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Antidotes - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To commemorate the 15th anniversary of its original release, Foals debut LP, "Antidotes" gets a long-awaited repress.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Standard 140g black vinyl reissue of the bands debut album from 2008.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The French Open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Red Socks Pugie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Olympic Airways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Electric Bloom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Heavy Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two Steps, Twice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Big Big Love (fig. 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Like Swimming

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sharon Van Etten

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tramp - 10 Year Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Dear Reader,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “About a year or two ago, Naomi Yang (of Galaxie 500) reached out to me after she rediscovered a video that we had made together in 2011, during the making of ‘Tramp’, just before the album’s release. It was for the song ‘Serpents’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The timing was uncanny, approaching the anniversary of ‘Tramp’. Thinking about my time in New York while in the bubble of Los Angeles and my home. Thinking about how restless I was, and now settled down and stable. Thinking about how Aaron Dessner took a chance on me after I messaged him with a fury of demos. He could see through the hiss and crappy vocals on my GarageBand demos, and that I had something to say. He gave me the confidence to be loud and to scream my rage and feel founded and justified in my own pain. He gave me more tools to find catharsis in my work. I have carried that with me ever since.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “Being on the West Coast the last two years, I look back on my community in New York and am forever grateful. I had so many friends and peers step up and help me unfold these demos. The album that it became. Doug Keith and Ben Lord from my original touring band, Logan Cole, Peter Silberman from The Antlers, Jessica Larrabee from She Keeps Bees, Thomas Bartlett of Doveman, Rob Moose of yMusic, Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak, Julianna Barwick, Zach Condon of Beirut, Matt Barrick (of the Walkmen), Clarice Jensen, Ben Lanz, Bryce Dessner, and Bryan Devendorf (of The National).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “I had almost forgotten about a song titled ‘This Is Too Right’ that didn’t make it onto the record. It was one of the first guitar ‘riffs’ I had ever written and Jenn Wasner sang on it with me. A song about not believing how good I had it, like the other shoe was about to drop. I hope everyone that helped make this record and supported it, feel the love and admiration that I continue to hold for all of you. I hope that in sharing this record again, with a new video and this forgotten track, that new listeners are brought into this album and find meaning and relevance in it today. All of the musicians on this album helped me come to life and perform in ways I never had before.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “May these songs find you well. Sending all my love, Sharon.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Basement Jaxx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Remedy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Remedy is Basement Jaxx’s joyous debut album from 1999. It was one of the most assured, propul-sive full-lengths the dance world had seen since Daft Punk’s Homework. A set of incredibly diverse tracks, Remedy is indebted to the raw American house of Todd Terry and Masters at Work, and even shares a penchant for Latin vibes (especially on the horn-driven “Bingo Bango” and the opener, “Rendez-Vu,” which trades a bit of salsa wiggle with infectious vocoderized disco).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A1. Romeo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A2. Breakaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A3. SFM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B1. Jus 1 Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B2. Broken Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B3. I Want U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C1. Get Me Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    C2. Where’s Your Head At
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D1. Do Your Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D2. Freakalude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D3. Crazy Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    D4. All I Know

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Basement Jaxx

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rooty - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Named after their infamous Brixton club night, Basement Jaxx’s second album Rooty saw Basement Jaxx continue to push the boundaries of pop and club music. The album mixes classic house with generous lashings of punk, funk, R&B, jazz, hip hop, 2-step and pop song-craft in a mad genre crash that works like a charm. It features the massive tracks “Where’s Your Head At”, “Romeo” and “Do Your Thing”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1. Romeo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2. Breakaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A3. SFM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1. Jus 1 Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2. Broken Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B3. I Want U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C1. Get Me Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C2. Where’s Your Head At
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D1. Do Your Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D2. Freakalude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D3. Crazy Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D4. All I Know

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grant Lee Buffalo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fuzzy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Originally released in 1993, Fuzzy is the debut release from Grant Lee Buffalo. Rising from the ashes of the recently defunct Shiva Burlesque, the trio of Grant Lee Philips, Paul Kimble and Joey Peters went on to record four studio albums. This premiere created a mellow and political charged album that beautifully fuses many genres into a mellow Americana release, showcasing Grant Lee Phillips evocative voice and paved the way for what was to come. Warm yet angsty, it wields melancholy like a double-barreled shotgun whose bullet rockets through the soul.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Shining Hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jupiter And Teardrop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wish You Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Hook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Soft Wolf Tread
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Stars N’ Stripes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dixie Drug Store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        America  Snoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You Just Have To Be Crazy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Grant Lee Buffalo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mighty Joe Moon - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in 1994, Mighty Joe Moon is the second release from Grant Lee Buffalo Appearing in the midst of the grunge movement, the trio took raw emotion and embraced it with just as much abrasion but toned it down into a more singer/ songwriter tone, thanks to Grant Lee Phillips' mix of glaring guitars and hushed vocals, that was unlike anything else at the time. With a nod to its predecessor, it is a more complex affair drawing in the listener on a more personal level. The fre burning in him, Phillips blazes through the themes of politics, love, the human spirit, and ends the album with a very chilling take on his own version of the old hymn Rock of Ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lone Star Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's The Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sing Along
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mighty Joe Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Demon Called Deception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lady Godiva And Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last Days Of Tecumseh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Honey Don't Think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side By Side
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rock Of Ages


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Our Love - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With "Our Love", Dan Snaith made his highly anticipated return to the long player, faced with the unenviable task of following up an undeniable classic, 2010's "Swim". That universally adored album (placed in the Piccadilly Records End Of Year Top 3) saw Snaith complete the journey from the pastoral electronica of his early work as Manitoba, through the woozy hip hop inflected beats of "Milk Of Human Kindness" and "Andorra" to the undisputed champion of leftfield house. "Our Love" sees the producer joining the dots between the synth led euphoria of his dancefloor productions and the polyrhythmic rattle of his Daphni project while offering new take on warm and expansive future soul, while featuring his strongest songwriting to date.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Snaith makes his intentions clear from the off, with album opener "Can't Do Without You" picking up right where "Sun" left off, but with the euphoria turned all the way up to 11 thanks to crescendant synths and heartfelt vocals. Recent single "Our Love" falls into the same camp, pairing emotional vocals and melodies with a skipping garage beat, while organic synths and Owen Pallett's darting strings provide a richly textured backing. The warm analogue sounds of futuristic soul weave themselves deep into the record’s DNA, particularly on "Silver", "Second Chance" (featuring Jesse Lanza's seductive vocals) and "Back Home". These immersive synth ballads form intimate moments of calm between the driving house and garage of "Can't Do Without You" and "Our Love", the Daphni-styled dancefloor diaspora of "Mars" and the raving interludes "Dive" and "Julia Brightly". Snaith's mastery of these diverse styles, and the ease with which he moulds them into his artistic vision is a testament to his mature and accomplished songwriting. Nowehere is this so clear as on the LP finale and crowning moment "Your Love Will Set You Free", which combines the soulful with the driving, the melancholic with the euphoric, bringing the album to a gorgeous bitter sweet conclusion. Ultimately, Snaith has delivered a worthy follow up to "Swim", which is high praise indeed.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1. Can't Do Without You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A2. Silver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A3. All I Ever Need
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A4. Our Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A5. Dive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B1. Second Chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B2. Julia Brightly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B3. Mars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B4. Back Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B5. Your Love Will Set You Free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Chris & Cosey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Muzik Fantastique! - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1993’s Muzik Fantastique! is receiving its first ever vinyl issue. The album finds Chris & Cosey in one of their most dynamic and melodic periods with an album that slides towards subtler grooves and textures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side One:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Fantastique (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ Sound Of Sound (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Masqued (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ Apocalypso (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5/ Frakira

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side Two:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1/ Hidden Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2/ Visions Love (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3/ Loves Lost Immortal (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4/ Eternal (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5/ Neverneverland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6/ Melancholia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chris & Cosey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Feral Vapours Of The Silver Ether - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2007’s Feral Vapours of the Silver Ether will be available here for the first time on vinyl, and was the second release under the Carter Tutti name. On it, the electronic and the acoustic are merged in a seamless, crafted album that is awash with echoes of the sea, the moon, the open road, and flatlands.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side One:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/So Slow The Knife (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2/Lowlands (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3/Torn Window (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/Woven Clouds (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5/It Was

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side Two:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1/Breathless Endings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2/Forest Floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3/Acid Tongue (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4/The Sun Shone That Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5/Feral Vapours (Edit)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chris & Cosey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Elemental Seven - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chris & Cosey’s Elemental 7 – available here for the first time in 40 years - is the soundtrack to the film of the same name (on Cabaret Voltaire’s Doublevision video imprint) that saw the duo working once more with John Lacey – Lacey had previously worked with Cosey in COUM Transmissions and introduced Chris Carter to the collective. The album’s highlight and one of their best loved songs, ‘Dancing Ghosts’, sounds as fresh and relevant today as it must have on its original release.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side One:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/ Dancing Ghosts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ Temple Bar (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/ Meeting Mr. Evans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side Two:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1/ The Final Calling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2/ Sidereal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3/ Invisible Spectrum (Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4/ Well Spring Of Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don Bradshaw-Leather

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Distance Between Us - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Reissue of this cult 1972 album which featured on the infamous Nurse With Wound List.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don Bradshaw-Leather is a mysterious cult artist active on the London scene in the early 1970s, releasing just the one ambitious double LP on his own label in 1972. There has been speculation as to who this guy was. Some saying he looks like Robert John Goddfrey of The Enid, and also because of similarity in the title and some of the music, it was touted that it could have been Adrian Wagner’s prequel to his “Distances Between Us” – both not true. Don Bradshaw-Leather was, in fact, his name, born as just Donald Bradshaw I believe, and (according to Jay who was a regular in the basement of Honest Johns, Rhythm Records in Camden Town) was seen around a lot in the area in the early 1970’s busking and at small gatherings and concerts. He would hock his records around the local stores just to cover his expenses, and never sought any proper distribution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    At least two versions exist of this, one with a laminated cover, the other standard matt card. In the late 1970’s it was still possible to find copies of this, in fact, Honest Johns in Goldhawk Road still had new ones in 1979. I and my brother Steve used to buy every copy we could find in Record & Tape Exchange’s various bargain basements in London, copies from as little as 10p, and we had dozens – but we never ever found a good pressing, even ones that were supposedly new! It’s a magical record really, if you can stand the usual record noise (a real annoyance when some parts are so spacious and close to silence), with just 4 tracks, each a slightly different mood, involving drums, percussion, piano, Mellotron, and voice, amongst sundry other things, lots of big reverb, clever layering / multi-tracking. Almost Krautrock in its attitude, it’s wanton abandon, and for the heck of it, experimentation makes it one that peels off the delights layer by layer, drawing the listener into the ritual.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rudimentary Peni

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cacophony - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cacophony is the second Rudimentary Peni album. Released after the band returned from their first hiatus following a series of personal events that changed the band forever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The thirty track LP keeps turning heads 34 years after its release. Far from writing another “Death Church” the band embarked on a truly bizarre quest. To record an album based on the life and writings of horrors absolute king H.P. Lovecraft. A dense cacophony of total free songwriting. Dark, gothic, intricate, unexpected head-scratching punk. The short bursts of music twist and turn at every corner - the vocals are part classic Blinko and part spoken word, the guitar is full of distorted awkward tones and the every inventive bass and drums are locked together creating a truly unique album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cacophony is the benchmark of outsider Punk and the influence and cult nature of this album grows with every passing year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This reissue stays close to the original version, with Nick Blinko’s incredible cover art, including a 11” x 11” 8-page lyric booklet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Nightgaunts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. The Horrors In The Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. The Only Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Architectonic And Dominant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Evil Clergyman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Brown Jenkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Crazed Couplet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sarcophagus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Lovecraft Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Dream City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. C12 H22 O11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Zenophobia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Sunset For The Lords Of Venus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Beyond The Tanarian Hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      15. Imps Of The Perverse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      16. The Dead Loved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      17. Periwig Power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      18. Kappa Alpha Tau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      19. American Anglophile In The World Turned Upside-Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20. Memento Mori
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      21. Better Not Born
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      22. Arkham Hearse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      23. The Old Man Is Not So Terribly Misanthropic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      24. Gentlemen Prefer Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      25. Sonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      26. The Day The Universe Ceased (March 15th 1937)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      27. The Crime Of The Century
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      28. Musick In Diabola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      29. Shard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      29. Black On Gold

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Craig Armstrong

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As If To Nothing - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Award-winning Scottish composer Craig Armstrong’s trailblazing 2002 album ‘As If To Nothing’ receives 20th anniversary first-ever vinyl release on Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Twenty years on from its original release, Craig Armstrong’s ‘As If To Nothing’ - his electronic/orchestral masterpiece featuring musical heavyweights Bono, Mogwai, Evan Dando, King Crimson and others - is being reissued for the first time on vinyl in a super-deluxe, super-limited edition run via Hydrogen Dukebox.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Remastered at Abbey Road Studios and cut at half-speed to produce a superior sound quality, the release comes completely repackaged with reimagined artwork by award-winning designer Christopher Thomson and there's also a special 'Dinked Archive Edition' version limited to just 500 copies worldwide including a bonus 10" of a newly unearthed track from the original recording sessions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘As If To Nothing’, Armstrong’s second solo album following 1998’s ‘The Space Between Us’, is a timeless, groundbreaking record that marries stunning string arrangements, atmospheric electronics and contemporary popular music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Originally released on renowned UK electronic outfit Massive Attack's label Melankolic, the record captures an enduring mood and sentiment that continues to enchant listeners today, from the stirring opener ‘Ruthless Gravity’ to the euphoric closing of ‘Choral Ending’. Armstrong’s collaborative work with Massive Attack on the 1994 album ‘Protection’ is an influence that can be heard throughout ‘As If To Nothing’:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “It was a very particular time musically within Britain, and the world”, he says. “To be part of the label, Melankolic, and working with Massive Attack, was a unique moment in time. They gave me real freedom to do what I wanted. The album was ahead of its time, I think - it still sounds pure and contemporary.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “A lot of younger acts have contacted me over the years to say how seminal the album has been to them. One of the great things is that people have never stopped listening to the album. To have it reissued and released on this first-ever vinyl package is a very special thing to me.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The album features a cast of luminaries including Bono on ‘Stay (Farway, So Close!’), Mogwai on ‘Miracle’ and Lemonheads’ Evan Dando ‘Wake Up In New York’, as well as producer Photek, soul singer David McAlmont, Alpha vocalist Wendy Stubbs, and Antye Greie-Fuchs, and a sample of King Crimson’s ‘Starless’ on ‘Starless II’. Praise for the album at the time of its release included Pitchfork ("Powerfully evocative and serene") and Rolling Stone ("[Armstrong] makes Bono sound like a fallen angel on a majestic remake of "Stay (Faraway, So Close!)".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Through his orchestral writing, electronic compositions and wide-ranging artistic collaborations in classical and film music, Craig Armstrong’s work has received worldwide acclaim. Armstrong is widely known for composing award winning film music, having scored both Hollywood and independent films, from Peter Mullan’s directorial debut 'The Close Trilogy' to the BAFTA, Ivor Novello and Golden Globe-winning award scores for Baz Luhrmann’s 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!' and 'The Great Gatsby'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        His film scoring has also featured in many other popular films including 'The Quiet American', 'Orphans', 'Love Actually', 'World Trade Centre', 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age', 'Far From The Madding Crowd', and 'Ray!', with the latter awarded a Grammy for Best Original Score. And several collaborations with Oliver Stone, ‘World Trade Center’ and ‘Snowden’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The reissue of ‘As If To Nothing’ is a fitting celebration of this exemplary album’s 20th anniversary, and an opportunity to own this key record from Armstrong’s celebrated body of work on vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ruthless Gravity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wake Up In New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finding Beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hymn 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Starless II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sea Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let It Be Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Choral Ending

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Order Of The 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lore Of The Land - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Recorded under the castle in Lewes, East Sussex, 'Lore Of The Land' is the debut release from the Order Of The 12. Featuring Rachel Thomas on vocals, with Stuart Carter on guitars, and Richard Norris on keyboards, drums and production. The music looks to the South Downs and the Sussex folk tradition for inspiration, with echoes of psych folk acts like Trees or Mellow Candle. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A1. Against The Tide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A2. Eye Of A Lens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A3. Somewhere Nearly Gone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A4. Money Can't Buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A5. Lore Of The Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B1. The Forest At Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B2. The Black Knight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B3. Save Me From The Carnival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B4. Wishing Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B5. Down To The Ring

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frightened Rabbit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pedestrian Verse - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Special anniversary edition of the critically acclaimed album 'Pedestrian Verse' features the original album plus 11 bonus tracks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Acts Of Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Backyard Skulls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Woodpile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Late March, Death March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December's Traditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Housing (In)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dead Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            State Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nitrous Gas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Housing (Out)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Oil Slick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            If You Were Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Snow Still Melting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Escape Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Default Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Radio Silence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Norland Wind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Holy (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Woodpile (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Late March, Death March (Alternate Version)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bubblegum Perfume - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Following a run with Cherry Red Records that featured a potential major label jump, guitarist Maurice Deebank quitting and rejoining multiple times, several pop stardom carrots just out of reach, mixing battles with Robin Guthrie, and a shocking entry into the record charts, Lawrence (just “Lawrence”, like “Cher” or “Madonna” thank you very much) knew he would be making a change with his band Felt. He would be seeing out his plan of ten albums and ten singles in ten years alongside a new partner in Creation Records. This compilation beautifully captures those years. Creation was beginning a rapid ascent at the time, with Alan McGee serving as its hyperactive mouthpiece and focal point. McGee was all in on the band. “Lawrence achieved pop perfection, a breathless rush of sensitivity and intelligence. It was too understated to be commercial, too art to go pop, too pop to go art—in other words it was a perfect combination of all the music I loved at the time.” McGee was thrilled to have what he considered a real star on the label, and Lawrence was equally thrilled to have such an enthusiastic cheerleader. He funneled that enthusiasm into some of the most focused songwriting of his career, as well as some of his wildest experiments, all of which are on display here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. I Will Die With My Head In Flames
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Stained-Glass Windows In The Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Space Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Autumn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Be Still
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. There's No Such Thing As Victory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Magellan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. The Final Resting Of The Ark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Sandman's On The Rise Again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Don't Die On My Doorstep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Tuesday's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Book Of Swords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. Female Star
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Fire Circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. The Darkest Ending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Bitter End
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. Rain Of Crystal Spires
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. Voyage To Illumination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Ballad Of The Band


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gold Mine Trash - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lawrence Hayward knew that he wanted to be a pop star as a teen, and he devised a plan to release ten albums and ten singles over ten years to make that dream come true. A particular and determined individual, he would only be known as Lawrence from that day forward. His hopes for stardom would be pinned on his newly formed band, the succinctly named Felt. Soon signed to Cherry Red Records, Lawrence’s achingly cool vocals and the group’s way with walking melodies were evident on their debut for the label, “Something Sends Me To Sleep.” This compilation collects material from Felt’s Cherry Red period of 1981 to 1985, kicking off with that confident start, assembling numerous high points, and closing with their biggest hit, “Primitive Painters.” This phase of the band is defined by the songwriting partnership and unique interplay of Lawrence and guitarist Maurice Deebank, with Deebank’s stylish and confident playing the envy of many of their counterparts. He delivers a constant string of shimmering hooks that wrap themselves around and over top of Lawrence’s more traditional beat combo song structures, as if trying to fit four songs worth of ideas into a pre-set radio friendly cutoff time. It works wonderfully as Lawrence always counters with a solid bedrock. In one of many brushes with the brass ring, in 1984 Felt recorded versions of “Dismantled King Is Off The Throne” and “Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow,” for the newly formed and Warners-backed label Blanco y Negro, in hopes that the band would follow their A+R man Mike Alway to the executive suite. Despite putting forward two of their finest songs, it was not to be. While major label dreams had to remain on the shelf, fans were delighted to be able to hear these beautifully stripped down and more direct versions when this compilation was released a few years later. By 1985 the Felt roller coaster was something Maurice Deebank was constantly getting on and off of. As Gary Ainge always kept the beat, and Lawrence never lost focus, they were joined by local teen prodigy Martin Duffy on keyboards, filling out the arrangements, and following Deebank’s racing six-string cascades in “The Day The Rain Came Down” you can even hear a tiny hint of the next phase of the band in Duffy’s organ before Maurice swoops to the finish. The newly expanded Felt would then put everything they had into making one of the defining releases of the 80s: “Primitive Painters.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Something Sends Me To Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Trails Of Colour Dissolve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Dismantled King Is Off The Throne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Penelope Tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Crystal Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. The Day The Rain Came Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Fortune
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Vasco Da Gama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Primitive Painters


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                End Times - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 The Beginning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Gone Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 In My Younger Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 Mansions Of Los Feliz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 A Line In The Dirt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 End Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1 Apple Trees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 Paradise Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 Nowadays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 Unhinged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 High And Lonesome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6 I Need A Mother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7 Little Bird
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 On My Feet 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hombre Lobo - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Prizefighter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 That Look You Give That Guy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 Lilac Breeze
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 In My Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Tremendous Dynamite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 The Longing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Fresh Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 What's A Fella Gotta Do
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 My Timing Is Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 All The Beautiful Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 Beginner's Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6 Ordinary Man 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow Morning - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Critically acclaimed rock group EELS announce vinyl reissues of earlier records ‘End Times’, ‘Hombre Lobo’ and ‘Tomorrow Morning’, released via E Works / [PIAS].

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      EELS have had one of the most consistently acclaimed careers in music. The ever-changing project of principal singer / songwriter E (Mark Oliver Everett), EELS have released 14 studio albums since their 1996 debut, ‘Beautiful Freak’. In 2008, E published his highly acclaimed book, ‘Things the Grandchildren Should Know’, and starred in the award-winning ‘Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives’ documentary about the search to understand his quantum physicist father, Hugh Everett III.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Gratitude For This Magnificent Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I'm A Hummingbird
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Baby Loves Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Spectacular Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What I Have To Offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Is Where It Gets Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      After The Earthquake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oh So Lovely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Looking Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      That's Not Her Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I Like The Way This Is Going
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mystery Of Life 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Flaming Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ego Tripping At The Gates Of Hell (EP)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell includes 7 “Yoshimi”-era tracks that were included in the 6 CD Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 20th Anniversary Box Set released in November 2022. Originally released as CD EP in 2003, it is now being released on vinyl for the first time on vinyl. It features two versions of the title track (one remixed by Jason Bentley), a remix by The Postal Service of “Do You Realize??”, and 4 non-album tracks. This limited-edition version is pressed on “Glow In The Dark” green vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Assassination Of The Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I'm A Fly In A Sunbeam (Following The Funeral Procession Of A Stranger)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Sunship Balloons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Do You Realize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Ego Tripping (Ego In Acceleration)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Ego Tripping (Self Admiration With Blow-up Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. A Change At Christmas


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Message From Mozambique - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The roots of JuJu started in San Francisco after Plunky had met his musical mentor, Zulu musician Ndikho Xaba, helping to form his band Ndikho and The Natives. Three members of The Natives (Plunky, bassist Ken Shabala and vibes / flute player Lon Moshe) then joined Marvin X’s theatrical production The Resurrection Of The Dead, joining local musicians Al-Hammel Rasul (keyboards), Babatunde Lea (percussion) and Jalango Ngoma (timbales).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When the production ended, the six musicians formed Juju. “We had high-energy rehearsals that lasted for hours and, as a band, we became powerful and began gigging around the Bay Area,” remembers Plunky. Although orientated towards Black Nationalism, the band fed off the Bay Area’s culturally diverse communities as Plunky shaped an inclusive worldview based on collective political, social and artistic activities. During this time, the Soledad Brothers case and Angela Davis were prominent and the band supported Professor Davis and the cause. Juju’s music matched the fire of their activism. “As a band, we blew, pounded and stroked our instruments like there was no tomorrow, like our life’s work was wrapped up in each session. We approached our performances like religious rites and the music mesmerised, informed and awakened people.” The band’s first album, a Message from Mozambique, was intentionally political. While the anti-war movement focused on Vietnam, Juju looked towards wars being waged in South Africa, Angola and Mozambique over issues of white supremacy and control of natural resources. A second album, ‘Chapter Two: Nia’ would follow before the birth of Oneness Of Juju during the mid-‘70s. This definitive reissue is fully remastered by The Carvery from the original tapes and features original artwork and a new interview with Juju bandleader James “Plunky” Branch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A1 Struggle (Home)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A2 Soledad Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B1 Freedom Fighter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B2 Make Your Own Revolution Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B3 Father Is Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B4 Nairobi / Chants (Traditional) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Horse Of The Dog - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the early 2000s, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster emerged with a black-hearted blast of frenetic psychobilly, punk and goth that felt like a closing time punch-up between The Birthday Party, The Cramps and The Make-Up. Their lunatic intensity was best captured within their first two albums, 2002’s ‘Hörse of the Dög’ and 2004’s ‘The Royal Society’, both of which remain adored as cult classics to this day by a fanbase still addicted by their visceral, riotous noise rock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One of the band’s biggest fans is the film director Edgar Wright, who directed the music video for their song ‘Psychosis Safari’ as he was working on his own cult classic, ‘Shaun of the Dead’. The film even featured ‘Mister Mental’ (from ‘The Royal Society’) on its soundtrack. Still a fan to this day, Wright has penned the accompanying liner notes that will feature in all physical versions of the reissue. He writes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “The aural assault of ‘Celebrate Your Mother’, ‘Chicken’, ‘Giant Bones’, ‘Fishfingers’ and, frankly, the whole fucking album, represents the uniquely combustive togetherness of this band who in 2002 existed paradoxically both within and outside the music scene of the day… Behold an album too fast to live, but too young to ever die. The finest 25 minutes of freak energy one can handle.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Formed in Brighton on January 1st 2000, The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster went on to release one final record, 2010’s ‘Blood & Fire’, before disbanding. They experienced a rediscovery in 2012 when ‘Chicken’ featured in a Nike campaign, which led to the band reuniting for sold-out shows in London, Brighton and Manchester. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Celebrate Your Mother 2:33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Chicken 2:47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Whack Of Shit 2:18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Psychosis Safari 2:52
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Giant Bones 1:46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Fishfingers 2:07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Charge The Guns 1:25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Morning Has Broken 2:33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Team Meat 2:45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Presidential Wave 4:06
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "B-Side" Bonus Tracks:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Torrential Abuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Return December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Briefcases For Girls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sacred Metal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Turkish Delights Of The Devil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ho Ha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Palomino's Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lazy Bones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Flag Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CD Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Celebrate Your Mother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Chicken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Whack Of Shit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Psychosis Safari
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Giant Bones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Fishfingers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Charge The Guns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Morning Has Broken
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Team Meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Presidential Wave


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Prolonging The Magic - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Released via Sony CMG, "Prolonging The Magic" is the excellent third studio album by American alternative rock band CAKE. It was originally released on 6th Oct, 1998.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A 13 song album, pressed on standard Black, 180gm LP Vinyl. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Daniel Johnston

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Songs Of Pain - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Songs of Pain, the debut album from the late Daniel Johnston, is being released on vinyl for the first time this March. Originally recorded on homemade cassette in 1981 and later released as a standardised version by Stress Records in 1988, Songs of Pain was recorded between 1980 and 1981 in Johnston’s parents’ basement in West Virginia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Grievances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. A Little Story
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Joy Without Pleasure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Never Relaxed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Brainwash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Pot Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Wicked World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Lazy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. I Save Cigarette Butts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Like A Monkey In A Zoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Wicked Will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. An Idiot's End
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. Wild West Virginia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. Since I Lost My Tooth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                15. Urge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                16. Living Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                17. Tuna Ketchup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                18. Premarital Sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                19. Don't Act Nice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                20. Hate Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                21. Lead Belly Was An Outlaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                22. I Love You (I'd Like To Read You Some Poetry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                23. Why Don't You Love Me True
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                24. I'm A Rambling Kinda Guy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                25. Sleepy Lagoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                26. Natalie Queen Of Weirton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                27. Golly Gee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                28. You Need A Reason

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Orlando Julius With The Heliocentrics

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jaiyede Afro - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Strut present a limited transparent vinyl pressing of the seminal album by one of the all-time legends of Nigerian music, the late, great Orlando Julius, in a mouth-watering collaboration with London super-group The Heliocentrics, originally released in 2014. Starting with his club residency in Ibadan in the mid 60s, Orlando Julius set the blueprint for a whole generation of Afrobeat and Afro funk stars, going on to play with Louis Armstrong, The Crusaders, Hugh Masekela and Lamont Dozier among others, famously co-composing the classic ‘Going Back To My Roots’ in 1979 whilst based in the USA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For ‘Jaiyede Afro’, Julius went back to his own roots, revisiting several compositions from his early years which had never previously been recorded.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recorded at the Heliocentrics’ fully analogue HQ in North London, the band take Orlando’s sound into new, progressive directions, retaining the raw grit of his early work and adding psychedelic touches and adventurous new arrangements. They also contribute live favourite, the James Brown cover ‘In The Middle’ and a series of memorable shorter interludes. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A1. Buje Buje
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A2. Love Thy Neighbour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B1. Aseni
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B2. Sangodele
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C1. Jaiyede Afro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C2. Omo Oba Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C3. In The Middle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D1. Be Counted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D2. Alafia 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gulp, formed by Super Furry Animals’ Guto Pryce, Lindsey Leven and their long standing guitarist Gid Goundrey, release their new album 'All Good Wishes', via E.L.K Records. Gulp are on a journey, a state of perpetual transition. The band make mini Kraut-pop epics, informed equally by the sun flares of the Californian desert and the drizzle of pure, sweet Scottish rain and northern light. Debut album ‘Season Sun’ was a home-grown delight, a ramshackle, endlessly inventive selection of dreamy psychedelic nuggets to watch the world flash past.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New album ‘All Good Wishes’ half-inches its title from a vintage Scottish postcard, and it’s emblematic of the changes the pair have undergone. “I think all through making this record we were looking at relocating,” Guto explains. “Whereas the first record was more of a road trip this is possibly a bit more focussed on home, and focussed on where we’re from and where we’re looking to go to. It’s partly a farewell to Wales, and hello to Scotland.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The record was largely built in South Wales, a three-year process that saw the band retreat to their basement for endless sonic incisions and revisions. A broader, wider, perhaps bolder experience than their debut, ‘All Good Wishes’ is rooted in fantastic pop songwriting, in creating three minute vignettes that express complex ideas in a simple, accessible, endlessly fascinating way. Endlessly restrained yet infinitely open, each Gulp track is like a world in miniature, ideas borrowed from Krautrock and electronic culture slimmed down into these infinitely enjoyable pop songs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minimalist Kraut-pop with a dreamy, Cocteau Twins esque vibe, recent single ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ was a potent introduction to the duo’s ever-shifting realm. Following on from introductory cut ‘Search For Your Love’ - released on Tim Burgess’ esteemed O Genesis label - ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ was mixed by Luke Abbott, and the producer cast his eye over the record as a whole during the final mixdown in his home studio in Norwich

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From Cardiff to Norwich and onwards to the Scottish East Coast, Gulp are tracing sonic ley-lines, empowering themselves, plugging into often over-looked artistic communities to fuel their next move. “We spent a lot of time on road trips listening to music, experiencing and enjoying different landscapes” he explains. “It’s especially apt in these times to see the good side of human nature; despite what the media portrays, people are generally sound, and it’s great be reminded of that in day-to-day living.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Andy says: Beautiful, dreamy, electro-psych-pop from the erstwhile Super Furries man and his partner. If you liked Gwenno and Jane Weaver then you'll love this. It's sublime.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A1. Search For Your Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A2. Claudia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A3. Spend Time Right Here With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A4. I Dream Of Your Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A5. Beam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A6. All Good Wishes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B1. Morning Velvet Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B2. Following Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B3. Ride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B4. Watching Ships
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B5. Silver Tides

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Soccer Mommy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clean - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Produced by Gabe Wax (Deerhunter, War On Drugs, Beirut), the debut album from Soccer Mommy is a huge step up from her earlier bedroom recordings. The fuller sound works perfectly with Sophie’s finely crafted, bitter-sweet pop songs that have a world weary quality beyond her 20 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Still Clean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Cool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Your Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Flaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Blossom (Wasting All My Time)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Last Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Skin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Scorpio Rising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Interlude
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Wildflowers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Four Tet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Morning / Evening - 2023 Vinyl Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The one and only Kieran Hebden returns under his Four Tet moniker with his first long player proper since 2013's "Beautiful Rewind", and it's predictably brilliant. Abandoning such trivial conventions as track titles and track lengths, KH dives straight into the deep end of the conceptual waters with a pair of 20 minute compositions, known simply as "Morning Side" and "Evening Side". The former continues Kieran's recent flirtation with the dancefloor, although replaces the junglist leanings of "Beautiful Rewind" with a textured, organic house beat. Achingly beautiful synthlines weave around the beat, transporting us back to 2008's "Ringer", before a heartbreaking sample of hindi vocals and strings overcomes our senses and raises our spirits. As the track evolves, Four Tet gently expands our horizons with a building shimmer of synth melodies, drones and fx until we finally collapse into the lush electronics the side finishes with. The "Evening Side" continues where we left off, although the transcendent mood of the A-side is replaced by a low key calm as blinking electronics play us a lullaby in the moonlight. As we drift into dreams, the cascading keys tumble around us like shooting stars, inviting another hindi vocal along for the ride. As a whole, "Morning / Evening" almost works as a retrospective, collating the genius of distinct periods of the Four Tet ouvre into one coherent whole.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Morning Side (20:24)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Evening Side (19:53)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Cunningham

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grey Scale - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      David Cunningham was born in Ireland in 1954. His work ranges from pop music to gallery installations including several collaborations with visual artists. His first significant commercial success came with The Flying Lizards' single "Money," an international hit in 1979.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally released in 1976, Cunningham's first solo album Grey Scale has become a landmark statement of DIY minimalist composition – continuing in the vein of the wild explosion of arthouse experimentation from the early '70s. Cunningham, then a student at the Maidstone College of Art in Kent, drafted fellow student non-musicians and (using whatever instruments available) crafted an endlessly shifting sonic palette with an improvisor's keen sensitivity to space, texture and tone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As Cunningham states in the liner notes, his approach was to "pursue something (which may appear trivial or meaningless) so rigorously or relentlessly to the point that it reveals something new."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cunningham was influenced by live performances he was attending at the time by English composers Cornelius Cardew, Gavin Bryars and Michael Nyman as well as free improvisors Evan Parker, Derek Bailey, David Toop and Paul Burwell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The inaugural release on Cunningham's own Piano label, Grey Scale was indeed "something new" in 1976. The artist quickly integrated his experimental sensibilities to produce art-rock pioneers This Heat, whose debut appeared on Piano in 1979. His popular success performing as The Flying Lizards (with two electro-punk albums on Virgin during the New Wave era) was presaged by this seminal work of fascinating sound collage and tonal freedom. First-time reissue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1. Error System (BAGFGAB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2. Error System (C Pulse Solo Recording)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A3. Error System (C Pulse Group Recording)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A4. Error System (E Based Group Recording)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A5. Error System (EFGA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1. Ecuador
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2. Water Systemised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B3. Venezuela 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B4. Guitar Systemised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B5. Venezuela 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B6. Bolivia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Syl Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diamond In The Rough - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This second of three underrated releases for Hi finds Syl Johnson slowly but surely transforming from a credulous loser into a standup guy no one messes around with. Diamond in the Rough could be viewed as a creative bridge between the slightly formulaic Hi approach of 1973's Back for a Taste of Your Love and the more bluesy and rewarding Total Explosion from 1975. Different from the southern soul belter which distinguished fellow Hi second leaguers Otis Clay and O.V. Wright, Johnson's unique feat lies in his earnest yet sometimes ironic take on love and relationships.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Let Yourself Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Don't Do It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. I Want To Take You Home (to See Mama)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Could I Be Falling In Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Stuck In Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Diamond In The Rough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Keeping Down Confusion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Please, Don't Give Up On Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Music To My Ears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. I Hear The Love Chimes


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Set You Free - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In late 1996, after two years of persistent touring, Chisel was eager to document its quickly evolving sound. Decamping from their native D.C. to Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room, the power trio of Ted Leo, Chris Norborg, and John Dugan teamed with engineer Nicolas Vernhes and came away with Set You Free, a remarkable, but largely overlooked, classic of the era. Originally issued on the venerable Gern Blandsten imprint in April 1997, Set You Free presaged the turn of the century 60s rock revival, providing a counterpoint to second-wave emo. This deluxe 25th anniversary edition has remastered and expanded the original’s 17-song track list with five period alternates and rarities, plus a booklet of lyrics, photos, and an essay by Jes Skolnik. Get ready for the invasion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 On Warmer Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 All My Kin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 It’s Alright, You’re O.K.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 The Mutable Mercury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 The Town Crusher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6 The Unthinkable Is True

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7 River High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8 Every Is A Good Trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9 Do Go On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10 Privileged & Impotent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Oh Dear Friends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12 An Amateur Thief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          13 In Our Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          14 Morley Timmons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15 The O.T.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          16 Rip Off The Gift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          17 The Last Good Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          18 The Guns Of Meridian Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19 The Town Crusher (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          20 Morley Timmons (early Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          21 Every Is A Good Trip (extended)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          22 The O.T.S. (early Version)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Eat Meat, Swear An Oath - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Uncut Jan 2023 - 8/10 review "gorgeous Japanese psych rarity"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Deluxe vinyl edition in heavy tip-on jacket with textured paper, mounted high quality print, foil stamped finishes and spot colours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Black Editions is pleased to announce the release of the definitive vinyl editions of two milestone, career-spanning works from Shinji Shibayama - one of the key architects of Japan's Kansai rock/psych/pop underground.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Booker T. & The M.G.s

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Green Onions - 60th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One of the most popular instrumental songs ever, “Green Onions” started out as a band jam at a demo recording session for rock’n’roll singer Billy Lee Riley with the famed Stax Records house band. Stax label head Jim Stewart liked what he heard and recorded what would become the basis for the band’s debut album. Christened Booker T. & The M.G.s, they released “Green Onions” with original members Booker T. Jones (organ, piano), Steve Cropper (guitar), Lewie Steinberg (bass), and Al Jackson Jr. (drums) in October 1962. The title track became a worldwide hit, covered by dozens of artists including the Blues Brothers, the Ventures, the Shadows, Deep Purple, Mongo Santamaria and Count Basie.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The deluxe 60th Anniversary Edition of “Green Onions” releases as a 1LP 180g vinyl in a green translucent colorway similar in hue to the vegetable it celebrates plus a 4-page insert, including band photos, Stax Records ephemera and David Ritz’s new liner notes. This Edition also releases as a 1CD deluxe softpack.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Green Onions 2:45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Rinky-Dink 2:39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. I Got A Woman 3:32
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Mo' Onions 2:50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Twist And Shout 2:09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Behave Yourself 3:45
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Stranger On The Shore 2:18
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Lonely Avenue 3:25
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. One Who Really Loves You 2:22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. I Can't Sit Down 2:46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend 3:15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Comin' Home Baby 3:09

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Cult

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Love - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beggars Arkive will release a long-awaited vinyl reissue of The Cult's second album 'Love'. The Cult are fronted by Ian Astbury on vocals and Billy Duffy on guitar. Their music and albums at this point need no introduction as they have cemented themselves over the years since they began in 1983, as one of the greatest rock bands around.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                'Love' was the Cult’s second album, originally released in 1985. It was their breakthrough and produced many singles including “Rain”, “Revolution” and the epic anthem “She Sells Sanctuary” - songs that still resonate today - in fact “She Sells Sanctuary” was recently featured in Season Two of the hit TV show Euphoria. The album eventually defined their career, but at the time, it flew in the face of everything that was going on in music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1. Nirvana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A2. Big Neon Glitter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A3. Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A4. Brother Wolf;Sister Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A5. Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1. Phoenix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B2. Hollow Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B3. Revolution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B4. She Sells Sanctuary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B5. Black Angel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Small Faces

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Presented here on limited edition gold vinyl, ‘Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake’ is the third studio album, and only concept album by the Small Faces. Originally released in May 1968, the LP peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts the following month, where it remained for six weeks and is the Small Faces' best-known and most successful album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Including the hit tracks ‘Lazy Sunday’, ‘Ogdens Nut Gone Flake’ and ‘Rene’, side two of the LP is based on an original fairy tale concept about a boy called Happiness Stan - six songs interlinked with narration provided by comic performer Stanley Unwin in his unique, nonsensical private language.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It ultimately became the group's final studio album during their original incarnation. The album title and distinctive packaging design was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tinned loose tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Ogdens` Nut Gone Flake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Afterglow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Long Ago’s And Worlds Apart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Rene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Song Of A Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Lazy Sunday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Happiness Stan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Rollin` Over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The Hungry Intruder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. The Journey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Mad John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Happydaystoytown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Small Faces

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Small Faces - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Presented here on solid white vinyl, Small Faces is the second studio album by Small Faces, released through Immediate Records on 23 June 1967. The Immediate album shares its name with their 1966 Decca debut album, which has led to some confusion regarding the titles and as a result, this album has been unofficially dubbed The First Immediate Album by fans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Considered to be the artistic breakthrough for the group in terms of songwriting and composition, and marks their transition from a mod-influenced blue-eyed soul/R&B band to a psychedelic studio group. It was the band’s first LP to contain solely original compositions and includes ‘Green Circles’, ‘Talk To You’ and ‘(Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The album reached number 12 on the UK charts, becoming their only original studio album to chart outside the top-10, but is considered by many fans to be the groups best album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. (Tell Me) Have You Ever Seen Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Something I Want To Tell You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Feeling Lonely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Happy Boys Happy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Things Are Going To Get Better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. My Way Of Giving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Green Circles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Become Like You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Get Yourself Together
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. All Of Our Yesterdays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Talk To You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Show Me The Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Up The Wooden Hills To Bedfordshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Eddie's Dreaming


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nu-Clear Sounds - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nu-Clear Sounds was the second smash hit album from Ash. The album a reached No.7 within the UK and has since become a gold record. The hard rock album contains monster hits Jesus Says, Wildsurf and Numbskull.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ash and BMG are proud to reissue Ash’s second LP ‘Nu-Clear Sounds’ for the first time on Clear and Nu-Clear Green splatter vinyl. This album has not been re-issued since it’s 1998 release, so will be an exciting prospect within the Ash community. Meltdown contains hit after hit and with its hard rock sound resonates strongly with a wide audience. Upon release Ash drew critical acclaim from multiple publications including Wall Of Sound, Pitchfork and many more, whilst touring the album worldwide, and appearing as one of the main acts at the Glastonbury Festival. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side A:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Projects (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Low Ebb (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Jesus Says (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Wildsurf (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Death Trip 21 (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Folk Song (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Numbskull (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Burnt Out (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Aphrodite (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Fortune Teller (2023 Remaster)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. I’m Gonna Fall (2023 Remaster)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Neutral Milk Hotel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Avery Island (Deluxe Edition)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Neutral Milk Hotel‘s explosive 1996 debut, On Avery Island, receives the deluxe reissue treatment with a yellow and red vinyl 2xLP press, complete with revised artwork and cut at 45RPM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeff Mangum’s songs are cryptic and crazed, his ideas fast and furious, and together they force the home-recording concept out of the basement and into a brave new world, a fuzzy masterpiece of experimental lo-fi recording.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Full of rapid-fire wordplay with true and heartfelt experimentation, both ambitious and eclectic, it’s not hard to see why this has been such an influential album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Part of the fabled Elephant 6 collective, Neutral Milk Hotel won over many a music critic with this cult classic. The band are recognized as one of the most influential alternative acts to come out of the mid-90s and sowed the seeds for everything from anti-folk to the likes of Arcade Fire, Caribou and even Franz Ferdinand

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A (45RPM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A1 Song Against Sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A2 You've Passed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A3 Someone Is Waiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B (45RPM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B1 A Baby For Pree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B2 Marching Theme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B3 Where You'll Find Me Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C (45RPM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C1 Avery Island/April 1st
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C2 Gardenhead/ Leave Me Alone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C3 Three Peaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side D (33RPM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D1 Naomi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D2 April 8th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D3 Pree-Sisters Swallowing A Donkey's Eye

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Graham Collier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Since its release in 1969 on Fontana, 'Down Another Road' has become a cornerstone of British jazz, with the LP now a much sought-after rarity that regularly exchanges hands for over £200. It's considered the revered composer Collier's greatest album by many of its fans, thanks to its highly melodic, almost pop-like themes and irresistible '60s groove, spurred on by the on-point drumming of Soft Machine/Nucleus drummer John Marshall.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To make 'Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days '69' even more special, the abstract track "Danish Blue" has been replaced by the similarly epic free jazz composition "Burblings for Bob", which is released here for the first time. All the other tracks that everyone loves are present and correct - "Lullaby for a Lonely Child", "Aberdeen Angus", "Molewrench" etc. but with a rawer live feel to them, longer arrangements and more soloing - with the band in scintillating form.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Remastered from the original tapes by Caspar Sutton-Jones @ Gearbox Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Burblings For Bob
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Molewrench - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Molewrench
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Lullaby For A Lonely Child - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Lullaby For A Lonely Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Down Another Road - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Down Another Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. The Barley Mow - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. The Barley Mow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Aberdeen Angus - Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Aberdeen Angus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Strokes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          First Impressions Of Earth - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sony Music is proud to re-issue The Strokes’ critically acclaimed, Gold-certified album ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ on vinyl. The album, originally released in 2005, debuted at number 1 on the UK Official Albums Chart and spawned the hit singles ‘Juicebox,’ ‘Heart in a Cage’ and ‘You Only Live Once.’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. You Only Live Once
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Juicebox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Heart In A Cage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Razorblade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. On The Other Side
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Vision Of Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Ask Me Anything
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Electricityscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Killing Lies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Fear Of Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. 15 Minutes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Ize Of The World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Evening Sun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Red Light

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yndi Halda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy Eternal Bliss - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fifteen years after its release, UK sextet yndi halda's debut album Enjoy Eternal Bliss remains a landmark release in the post-rock movement, settling between the trance of the genre's early pioneers and the cinematic lushness of its second wave whilst also touching on indie-rock, alt-folk, modern classical and ambient music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Written and recorded when the band were teenagers, in a tiny fishing village on the Kentish coast, the album was initially self-released in homemade sleeves housing CD-Rs burned on the band's parents' computers. It quickly caught the attention of established labels Big Scary Monsters and Burnt Toast Vinyl, whose official releases of the material received significant acclaim. Following the album's official release, the band toured across Europe, Asia and the US in support.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Its music - elegant string arrangements, sonorous interweaving guitar lines, and spare vocals - belied the youth of its creators and became a true moment in post-rock.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The original, 2007 press release tells us:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The self-released version of Enjoy Eternal Bliss was voted above such genre luminaries as Sigur Ros, Explosions In The Sky, Pelican et. al. in's top 50 instrumental albums, a reward which anyone would struggle to dispute upon listening to the record. With one beautiful soundscape after another, yndi halda create something bigger than an emotional rollercoaster, it's more like a full-on mountain assault through thick blizzards and incredible sunshine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Barry says: One of my favourite records gets a BEAUTIFUL repress for the 15-year anniversary of it's release. A superb, gorgeous monolith of an album including the not-on-demo 'A Song For Starlit Beaches'. Massive if you enjoy post-rock, symphonic modern classical and HUGE swathes of sound, a true gem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A1. Dash And Blast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              B1. We Flood Empty Lakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C1. A Song For Starlit Beaches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D1. Illuminate My Heart, My Darling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crime & The City Solution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Shine - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climates of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984 with Simon Bonney being joined by former Birthday Party stalwarts Mick Harvey and Rowland S.Howard, Rowland’s bassist brother Harry and one time Swell Maps drummer Epic Soundtracks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With the departure of Soundtracks and the Howard brothers for the formation of These Immortal Souls, Bonney, Harvey and Adams settled in Berlin. Here they called upon Thomas Stern, Bronwyn Adams, DAF’s Chrislo Haas and Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke to create Shine. The album was recorded at Hansa Tonstudio in the second half of 1987 and later released in 1988. Shine was more finely tuned, optimistic and delicately abrasive, with the reconstructed line-up admirably marrying Hacke’s post-punk-into-blues guitar with Adam's feathered violin and Bonney’s gruff vocals. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1 All Must Be Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A2 Fray So Low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A3 Angel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A4 On Every Train (Grain Will Bear Grain)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1 Hunter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B2 Steal To The Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B3 Home Is Far From Here

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Crime & The City Solution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paradise Discotheque - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climes of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984. The later line-up of singer Simon Bonney, Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke, DAF’s synth player Chrislo Haas, jazz bassist Thomas Stern, violinist Bronwyn Adams and Bad Seed’s Mick Harvey on drums recorded 3 studio albums in quick succession.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crime’s freedom of expression and adventurousness reached an apex on 1990’s Paradise Discotheque and its epic Last Dictator saga, which spanned four songs laid out like chapters at the album’s conclusion. The album and the variety of styles used on it, from the metallic sounds of ‘I Have The Gun’ to the magic realism of ‘The Last Dictator’ quartet, were influenced by Bonney and Adams' move to Vienna. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A1 I Have The Gun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A2 The Sly Persuaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A3 The Dolphins And The Sharks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A4 The Sun Before The Darkness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Motherless Child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B2 The Last Dictator 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B3 The Last Dictator 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B4 The Last Dictator 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B5 The Last Dictator 4

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Crime & The City Solution

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Bride Ship - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A band out of time, Crime and the City Solution were perennial outsiders who could not rest in their native Australia, and instead found inspiration in the colder climes of London and Berlin. Their mesmeric, expressive music evolved through many incarnations and a great deal of adversity. The first incarnation of the band appeared in 1977/78, in the midst of Australia’s nascent punk scene and re-grouped in London in 1984. The later line-up of singer Simon Bonney, Einstürzende Neubauten’s guitarist Alexander Hacke, DAF’s synth player Chrislo Haas, jazz bassist Thomas Stern, violinist Bronwyn Adams and Bad Seed’s Mick Harvey on drums recorded 3 studio albums in quick succession.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Originally released in 1989, The Bride Ship was a creative turn for Crime. Using the sea as the ultimate metaphor for freedom, the album highlighted Bonney’s skill as a lyricist and sense of melody. The crashing guitars and drums propelled a sprawling narrative which concerned itself increasingly with the universal as opposed to the personal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A1 The Shadow Of No Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A2 The Greater Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A3 Stone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A4 The Dangling Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B1 Keepsake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B2 The Bride Ship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B3 Free World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B4 New World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vashti Bunyan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Just Another Diamond Day - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vashti Bunyan’s legendary debut album from 1970 finally gets a UK vinyl repressing. Produced by Joe Boyd for Witchseason Productions and originally released on Philips in 1970, the album features contributions from Fairport Convention’s Simon Nicol and Dave Swarbrick and The Incredible String Band’s Robin Williamson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The songs mostly concern the events that took place when Vashti and her lover travelled to the Hebrides in a horse and cart to join up with Donovan’s artistic community but by the time they got there that community had all left. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Panda Bear

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Person Pitch - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quite simply, this is an astonishing album. Animal Collective member Panda Bear (a.k.a. Noah Lennox) boldly returns with his third solo record "Person Pitch". Years in the making, "Person Pitch" marks a dramatic departure from Panda Bear's previous solo record "Young Prayer". The acoustic instruments of "Young Prayer" have been replaced with samplers and electronics. Imagine if you will, a stoned out, ethereal collaboration with a young Brian Wilson, Steve Reich, My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields and Brian Eno and you might be getting half way near to the aural brilliance on show here. The songs here shimmer along combining dizzying melodies, abstract sounds and off-kilter rhythms, all coated in a super rich surround-sound that mesmerizes the listener into a state of wide-eyed bliss, like a drug induced dream of all the best bits of music from since time began rolled into one album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Comfy In Nautica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Take Pills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I’m Not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good Girls / Carrots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Search For Delicious

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Four Tet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sixteen Oceans - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fresh Air - 5th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Born in the bleak isolation of the secluded prairie city of Edmonton, Canada, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar worked with friends in a number of local bands be-fore picking up and moving to Montreal in 2011 to begin recording under the Homeshake moniker. Following two self- released cassettes (The Homeshake Tapes and Dynamic Meditation) and two acclaimed full lengths (In The Shower and Midnight Snack), Sagar cracks a window open with his third album for Sinderlyn – Fresh Air.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Started immediately following the recording of Midnight Snack, Fresh Air continues Sagar’s exploration of dreamy, downtempo bedroom R&B and draws inspiration from such disparate artists like Sade, The Band, Broadcast, Prince, and Angelo Badalamenti. As the title Fresh Air suggests, Sagar’s songs were created to clear his listeners’ minds of negativity. Full of smokey, laid back love songs and airy productions, Sagar’s decidedly stoned sound is a breath of fresh air.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 Hello Welcome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2 Call Me Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 Not U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4 Every Single Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 Wrapping Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6 Getting Down, Pt. II (He's Cooling Down)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7 Timing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8 TV Volume
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9 Khmlwugh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10 Fresh Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 Serious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12 So She
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13 This Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14 Signing Off

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jesse Malin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fine Art Of Self Destruction - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              “Malin writes vivid songs with killer tunes and sings them with scary conviction… There is simply nothing more you can demand from a great rock record.” - The Times (★★★★★).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Released in 2003, Jesse Malin’s acclaimed debut ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction’ “wasn’t named for drug or alcohol abuse,” says Malin. “It was more about a personal wreckage when I looked back on my life, from my parents’ divorce to failed relationships, broken up bands, dropping out of school, crashing cars, breaking things. It was more of a spiritual journey in some sense. This record is definitely one of my favorites.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To celebrate the album’s 20th Anniversary, ‘The Fine Art of Self Destruction’ is reissued and paired with a bonus disc of alternative versions, reimagined and re-recorded with Malin’s longtime band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The bonus album was produced by Derek Cruz and engineered by Geoff Sanoff, who worked on Jesse’s recent albums ‘Sunset Kids’ and ‘Sad and Beautiful World’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Queen Of The Underworld
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Fine Art Of Self Destruction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Riding On The Subway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              High Lonesome
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Almost Grown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cigarettes And Violets


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brooklyn (Walt Whitman In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Trash)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Riding On The Subway ’22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Downliner (Afterglow Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              High Lonesome (PBR Vacation)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cigarettes And Violets ’22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Almost Grown (Busker Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Solitaire (Song For Kelly Keller)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Queen Of The Underworld (Cantina Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Xmas, Etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jon Hassell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Living City

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Living City captures the Jon Hassell Group in September 1989 performing as part of an audio-visual installation inside the World Financial Center Winter Garden in New York City, with Brian Eno mixing the band live.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1 Ituri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1 Alchemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B2 Adedara Rising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                C1 Mashujaa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                C2 Paradise Now
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D1 Nightsky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jon Hassell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Psychogeography [Zones Of Feeling]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psychogeography is a situationist re-thinking of the 1990 City: Works Of Fiction album, a carefully edited sequence of alternate takes, demos and studio jams put together by Jon Hassell in 2014 using Debordian philosophy as his guide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A1 Aerial View
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A2 Neon Night (Rain)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A3 Cityism Superdub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Harambe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B2 Freeway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B3 Cuba Libre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C1 Midnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C2 Waterfront District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  C3 Favela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D1 Emerald City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  D2 Cloud-Shaped Time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Soul Jazz Records Presents 'Space, Energy & Light' - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Soul Jazz Records’ ‘Space, Energy & Light’ is a collection of music by early electronic and synthesizer pioneers (from the 1960s through the 1970s), mid-1970s proto-new age gurus and 1980s guerrilla DIY cassette-era electronic artists, spanning in total over a near 30-year time frame. These artists used electronic advancements in music technology as a means of exploring not only space and the idea of the future but also of looking inwards to the soul and of creating music in harmony with the natural world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    From computer software and hardware experimentalists and sound pioneers such as Laurie Spiegel and Kevin Braheny, as well as Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Company - the first synthesizer ensemble created in collaboration with Robert Moog - through to the earliest musique concrète experimentation of Tod Dockstader, the album shows how technological advancements and creative artistic expression went hand in hand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In the mid-1970s artists Steven Halpern and Iaxos were instrumental in creating proto-new age music, experimenting in both the healing properties of sound and its relationship with the natural world. These artists also pioneered a new self-contained and underground DIY approach to music, creating their own record labels, forming new distribution networks (with albums sold in meditation centres, health food stores and ashrams) far away from the commercialism of the mainstream music industry. In the early 1980s after the revolution of punk, these DIY attitudes and ideas appeared once more in the growth of the distinctly anti-commercial and underground cassetteonly careers of artists such as Germany’s Stratis and Carl Matthews in Britain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Album artwork includes some of the earliest photography of the Plieades star cluster dating from the 1880s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Listening to ‘Space, Energy & Light’ in one sitting is a bit like experiencing constellations exploding within constellations inside your brain.” - Record Collector

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J.B. Banfi - Gang (For The Rock Industry)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Garrison - To The Other Side Of The Sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Iasos - Lueena Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Carl Matthews - As Above, So Below
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tim Blake - Midnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stratis - By Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laurie Spiegel - Improvisation On A ‘Concerto Generator’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mother Mallard’s Portable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Masterpiece Company - Ceres Motion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Stearns - In The Beginning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Ever New
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard Pinhas - Variations VII Sur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Le Thème Des Bene Gesserit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tod Dockstader - Piece #1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kevin Braheny - Ancient Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steven Halpern - Starborn Suite (Part 1)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mogwai Young Team - 2023 Remastered Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mogwai’s groundbreaking debut album ‘Mogwai Young Team’, originally released in October 1997 is to be reissued in February 2023, remastered and refreshed on coloured vinyl, CD and digital. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork, the sky-blue vinyl will come with a digital download code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The original recording engineer for the album, Paul Savage, whose production credits include Franz Ferdinand and The Twilight Sad, has remastered the album for this special reissue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Recorded in what was soon to become Chemikal Underground’s own Chem19 studios by label owner and The Delgados’ drummer Paul Savage (for the princely sum of £1.5000), the sessions were, by the band’s own admission, ‘turbulent, disorganised and hastily mixed’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: The genesis of one of the greatest bands around for the past few decades is finally available again on vinyl! Some absolute classics have fared really well from a remaster, so while the original Young Team was indeed (and is still) a shining tour-de-force, this is without the version you need to hear. Stunning album, and a wonderful pressing finally available again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes! I Am A Long Way From Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Like Herod
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Radar Maker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Summer (Priority Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With Portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      R U Still In 2 It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Cheery Wave From Stranded Youngsters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mogwai Fear Satan


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come On Die Young - 2023 Reissue Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 years after its initial release, Mogwai’s iconic second album ‘Come On Die Young’ is to be reissued on coloured vinyl. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork, the white vinyl will come with a digital download code.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Originally released in March 1999, ‘Come On Die Young’s artwork references The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan. Instead of the cover’s suggested apocalypse-harbouring, pre-millennial assault on the senses however, this second offering from the band was a darkly elegiac – and surprisingly restrained – response to the aural fireworks of their ‘Young Team’ debut from two years earlier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barry says: CODY was quite a sidestep from the incendiary heft of Mogwai's debut, but showcases the side of the band that (for me) is their best iteration. Quiet, contemplative melody and shadowy vocals below oft-beautiful and also oft-crushing post-rock instrumentation. Absolutely classic 'Gwai.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Punk Rock:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Helps Both Ways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Waltz For Aidan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Christmas Steps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saint Etienne

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good Humor - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Marking the 25th Anniversary of ‘Good Humor’, Saint Etienne present a special splatter vinyl reissue edition of the eleven-track collection.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wood Cabin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Split Screen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mr. Donut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Goodnight Jack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lose That Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Bad Photographer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Been So Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Erica America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dutch TV

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tubeway Army

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tubeway Army - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beggars Arkive reissue the self-titled debut album by Tubeway. The audio was mastered at Abbey Road from analog tape.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tubeway Army was the name of Gary Numan’s band. Formed in 1977, their self-titled debut album was released at the tail end of 1978. This album truly paved the way for Gary Numan to become an electronic pioneer. It was during the sessions for this album that he came across a minimoog synthesizer by accident in the recording studio, and the rest is history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The album was a segue from the punk-leaning sounds of their early singles, to the pioneering electronic music that Gary Numan became known for. The phrase “garagey sci-fi rock” was used in reference to this album. This album truly paved the way for Gary Numan to become an electronic pioneer. It was during the sessions for this album that he came across a minimoog synthesizer by accident in the recording studio, and the rest is history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shortly after this album’s release, Tubeway Army recorded their follow-up, Replicas, which contained “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?”, which became the first synthesizer-based number 1 hit of the electronic era in 1979. After its release, Numan opted to drop the Tubeway Army name and release music under his own name, retaining the musicians from Tubeway Army as his backing band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In a career that spans over forty years, Gary Numan’s music evolves and the themes change. But fans remain fascinated by Numan for the very fact that he’s so uncompromising. Gary recently released his twenty first album Intruder in May 2021.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1. Listen To The Sirens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A2. My Shadow In Vain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A3. The Life Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A4. Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A5. Something’s In The House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A6. Every Day I Die
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B1. Steel And You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B2. My Love Is A Liquid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B3. Are You Real?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B4. The Dream Police
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B5. Jo The Waiter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B6. Zero Bars (Mr.Smith)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Dopesmoker - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dopesmoker remastered from original master tapes for the first time ever. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Notes from the 2012 Southern Lord Issue:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Formed as a Bay Area hc/punk rock band called Asbestosdeath, the band changed their musical direction and name and debuted as Sleep with their Volume One album in 1991. After Justin Marler left the band, the core lineup of Al Cisneros, Matt Pike and Chris Hakius went into the studio to record a demo cassette that they sent to Earache Records. The recording was released in November of 1992 (exactly as received by the label!) under the name Sleep’s Holy Mountain and went on to forever alter the musical landscape. Countless current bands cite Sleep’s Holy Mountain as a major inspiration, and the unique sound and style of the record can be heard in many subsequent releases by bands from all over the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sleep’s Holy Mountain created such a humongous buzz that major label London Records signed the band. Unfortunately, the label lacked the vision necessary to actually follow through and release the album that Sleep recorded, mostly because it took the not-radio-friendly form of a Single song — a 63 minute long ode to weed — called Dopesmoker. Sleep returned to the studio and edited the track down to 52 minutes and re-titled it Jerusalem, but it was again rejected. London Records shelved the record and dropped the band, leading to their dissolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dopesmoker was recorded by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins) at Record Two Studio in Comptche, California. While recording the song, it began to form differently than the band had originally envisioned. Pike stated that “The song was getting slower and slower and then it got weird. We started tripping out and second guessing ourselves.” Recording the album was difficult. Pike recalled that “There was so much to memorize for that album, and we had to do it in like three different sections because a reel-to-reel only holds 22 minutes. It was really cool, but it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in in my life.” Sleep were in the studio for one month then went home to rehearse and returned for another month. Pike noted that they ended up with two or three different versions of the song.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In the aftermath of the breakup of the band, four versions of the album were released. In 1999, Jerusalem came out with a running time of 52 minutes and is a single composition split into six identically-named tracks. There are 3 different versions/releases of Jerusalem: (1) a rare London Records promotional disc, (2) a bootleg with cover art by Arik Roper, and (3) the Rise Above/Music Cartel Records release. All three of these versions are edited and considered unauthorized versions. The version of the album titled Dopesmoker was released on April 22, 2003 by Tee Pee Records on compact disc and vinyl with a 63-minute running time. That version is the only version the band considers to be “authorized” and worthy of release. Dopesmoker stands as one of the towering achievements in recent metal history... a mesmerizing, intoxicating, and incredibly complex song that is still unrivaled in the annals of (stoner) metal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Dopesmoker (1:03:29)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Hot Lava Man (8:25)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Under Color Of Official Right - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In a city full of brilliant people with dead-end jobs and dampened by bitter-cold winters, playing music offers a cheap outlet. Protomartyr’s taut, austere rock was incubated in a freezing Detroit warehouse littered with beer cans and cigarette butts and warmed, feebly,by space heaters. Short songs made for short practices, and the band learned quickly not to waste time. Despite the cold, Protomartyr emerged with a sound that is idiosyncratic but relatable, hooky but off-kilter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Protomartyr’s economical rock elicits comparisons to possible antecedents like Pere Ubu or The Fall as well as local contemporaries like Frustrations or Tyvek (whose frontman Kevin Boyer played bass in an early iteration of Protomartyr). Singer Joe Casey’s dry declarative snarl serves as a reliable anchor, granting his bandmates — guitarist Greg Ahee, drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson — the opportunity to explore textures and reinforce the rhythm section. This is never more apparent than on the band’s sophomore LP and Hardly Art debut, Under Color of Official Right. Where 2012’s No Passion All Technique favored comparatively straightforward punk structures, Under Color takes a more exploratory approach. “Tarpeian Rock” places punk vitriol against a minimalist backing and “Scum, Rise!” casts shadows with guitars that alternately chime and clang.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The cheap outlet, crafted by cold hands in a poorly insulated practice space has, perhaps unwittingly, become a model of Motor City efficiency. And, more than that, it’s produced a stunner of a sophomore album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ryan says: Meeting somewhere inbetween Parquet Courts and No Age. Plenty of post-punk and hardcore references. Brilliant!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Laura says: This second album takes a more expansive, exploratory approach than their debut. All the 80s hardcore and post-punk references are there for sure, and there’s still the intensity, but there’s more space in the songs allowing melodies to push through and guitars to occasionally chime as well as clang.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Maidenhead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Ain't So Simple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Want Remover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Trust Me Billy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Pagans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. What The Wall Said
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Tarpeian Rock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Bad Advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Son Of Dis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Scum, Rise!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. I Stare At Floors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                12. Come & See
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                13. Violent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                14. I'll Take That Applause


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Agent Intellect - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  'The Agent Intellect' is Protomartyr's third and finest work to date. Named after an ancient philosophical questioning of how the mind operates in relation to the self, it’s an elegant and often devastating display of all that makes Protomartyr so vital and singularly visceral an outfit. Over the course of several months, Greg Ahee waded through more than a hundred song fragments until he reached the bottomless melodies of “I Forgive You” and “Clandestine Time”, the inky depths of “Pontiac ’87” and titanic churn of “Why Does It Shake?” Lyrically, Casey is at his most confident and haunting. He humanizes evil on “The Devil in His Youth,” and, amid the charred pop of “Dope Cloud,” he reassures us that nothing - not God, not money - can or will prevent our minds from unraveling until we finally fade away. We are no one and nothing, he claims, without our thoughts. It’s a theme that echoes through the entirety of the record, but never as beautifully as it does on “Ellen.” Named after his mother and written from the perspective of his late father, it’s as romantic a song as you’re likely to hear this or any year, Casey promising to wait for her on the other side, with the memories she’s lost safely in hand.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The Devil In His Youth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Cowards Starve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. I Forgive You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Boyce Or Boice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Pontiac 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Uncle Mother?s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Dope Cloud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. The Hermit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Clandestine Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Why Does It Shake?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Ellen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Feast Of Stephen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cosmic Jokers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Planeten Sit-in - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The compilations “Planeten Sit-In” and “Sci Fi Party”, both originally released in 1974, are a contemporary document of the legendary jam sessions of the Cosmic Jokers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Under a conceptual mantle, the recordings were brought to a young audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Among the musicians the elite of the Krautrockers of that time, like Manuel Göttsching, Klaus Schulze, Jürgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Plus Dieter Dierks, who was responsible for the recordings, arrangement and mixing, but also participated as a musician.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newly transferred from the original analog tapes and carefully remastered for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    01. Raumschiff Galaxy Startet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    02. The Planet Of Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    03. Elektronenzirkus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    04. Der Narr Im All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    05. Raumschiff Galaxy Fliegt In Die Sonne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    06. Intergalactic Nightclub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    07. Loving Frequencies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    08. Electronic News
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    09. Intergalactic Radio Guri Broadcasting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Raumschiff Galaxy Gleitet Im Sonnenwind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Interstellar Rock: Kosmische Musik
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Raumschiff Galaxy Saust In Die Lichtbahnen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Der Planet Des Sternenmädchens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cosmic Jokers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sci-fi Party - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The compilations “Planeten Sit-In” and “Sci Fi Party”, both originally released in 1974, are a contemporary document of the legendary jam sessions of the Cosmic Jokers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Under a conceptual mantle, the recordings were brought to a young audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Among the musicians the elite of the Krautrockers of that time, like Manuel Göttsching, Klaus Schulze, Jürgen Dollase and Harald Grosskopf.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Plus Dieter Dierks, who was responsible for the recordings, arrangement and mixing, but also participated as a musician.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Newly transferred from the original analog tapes and carefully remastered for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      01. Im Reich Der Magier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      02. Der Herrscher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      03. The Cosmic Couriers Meet South Philly Willy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      04. Kinder Des Alls I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      05. The Electronic Scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      06. Kinder Des Alls Ii
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      07. Interplay Of Forces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      08. Planeten Sit In

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pale Fountains

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pacific Street - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Pale Fountains were formed in Liverpool in 1980 by Mick (as he was then known) Head with Chris McCaffery on bass, Thomas Whelan on drums, trumpeter Andy Diagram and guitarist Ken Moss - Signing with Virgin in late 1982, this was the first time the music world became aware of the work of singer-songwriter Michael Head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        At the time of its release in February 1984, Head described Pacific Street as "like a greatest hits LP, except we haven't had any hits!" It not only showcases the ambition of 80s pop in general, but the very specific singularity of the Liverpool scene, that seemed to add love and (Arthur Lee's) Love to everything recorded. It reflects the swing away from the post-punk and funk of the early years of the decade, aiming for a mellower, bossa-nova influenced pop. It is difficult to understand how tracks such as Unless and (Don't Let Your Love) Start A War were not big hits and are not viewed as standards.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Near four decades later, Michael Head is adored by his hardcore following and the wider world freshly discovers him as each of his new releases achieves widescale acclaim, whether it be his subsequent band, Shack, or his current outfit, the Red Elastic Band. But The Pale Fountains was where it all began.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1984 Virgin Records UK release with printed inner and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Andy says: Just a really beautiful pop record. So youthful ,romantic and impossibly melodic. It felt like Liverpool had produced a new, young genius.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Something On My Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Southbound Excursion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faithful Pillow Part 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (Don't Let Your Love) Start A War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Beyond Friday's Field
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abergele Next Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faithful Pillow Part 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pale Fountains

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Across The Kitchen Table - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Pale Fountains were formed in Liverpool in 1980 by Mick (as he was then known) Head with Chris McCaffery on bass, Thomas Whelan on drums, trumpeter Andy Diagram and guitarist Ken Moss.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Signing with Virgin in late 1982, this was the first time the music world became aware of the work of singer-songwriter Michael Head.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1985's . . . From Across The Kitchen Table was produced by Ian Broudie, soon to form and redefine sugar-pop with The Lightning Seeds. The album is more unified than its predecessor as it was recorded over a shorter period of time. Lead single Jean's Not Happening is one of the great lost indie gems of the 80s, complete with a powerful string arrangement. The closing song, September Sting, is a joyous slice of scouse-a-billy that points the way clearly to later groups such as The Las.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Near four decades later, Michael Head is adored by his hardcore following and the wider world freshly discovers him as each of his new releases achieves widescale acclaim, whether it be his subsequent band, Shack, or his current outfit, the Red Elastic Band. But The Pale Fountains was where it all began.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1985 Virgin Records UK release with printed inner and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Andy says: Brilliant follow up to Pacific Street, this record had a harder sound than its voluptuous predecessor but in Shelter, These are the Things, It's Only Hard and the title track Mick's songwriting was still right up there. Did I miss one out? Jean's Not Happening: World Number One that never was!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stole The Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jean's Not Happening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bicycle Thieves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 Ways To Get Back Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bruised Arcade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These Are The Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's Only Hard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ... From Across The Kitchen Table
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September Sting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tonio Rubio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rhythms - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wow! Tonio Rubio's Rhythms is a stone-cold killer, a heavyweight library breaks LP and the inaugural release in Be With's new partnership with legendary French library label Tele Music. Yes, you lucky people, there's lots to come.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For this extremely special 50 year anniversary re-issue, we've reproduced the classic Tele Music sleeve with a full colour insert featuring rare photographs, fresh liner notes and personal memories of Tonio from the likes of Jean-Claude Vannier, Jean-Claude Petit and Janko Nilovic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sumptuous opener “Latin Leitmotiv” is all funky phasing effects and a killer montuno, with what sounds like piano and bass in tandem, stoking straight up Latin fire. The gritty hard funk of blaxploitation groove "Red Medium" is dripping in wah-wah attitude and head-nod oddness. The atmospheric, exotica-tinged "Dead Slow" emulates the languid, sensual afro groove of Quincy Jones’ wild masterpiece “Gula Matari” whilst the proggy, electric jazz fusion epic "Rock 73" is 9+ minutes of moody, rolling menace.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            But the *real* highlight of this cult classic - and why it has long been *so* desirable - is the devastating, deep, hypnotic minimalist groove of "Bass In Action N°1". Very much in conversation with Quincy's rendition of "Hummin'", the loping, rumbling bassline and sweet electric piano over clean, crisp drums making it one of those tracks that sounds like a hip-hop beat 20 years ahead of time. Sensational. “Bass In Action N°2“ features Tonio's own vocal scat performance. Remarkable.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Antonio "Tonio" Rubio Garcia got his start playing the double bass in jazz clubs. In 1962, Tonio joined the Golden Stars, the first backing band of France’s teenage idol Johnny Hallyday. A genius musician with a unique guitar sound, he played on standards of French chanson including Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot’s "Bonnie and Clyde", Françoise Hardy’s "Tous les Garçons et les Filles", Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin’s "Je T’aime, Moi Non Plus" and Serge and Charlotte Gainsbourg’s infamous "Lemon Incest". Tonio also lent his brilliance to such legendary figures as Janko Nilovic, Jean-Claude Petit, Hervé Roy, and Jean-Claude Vannier. The latter remembers Tonio as “a secretive, mysterious man, with an endearing personality, albeit difficult to reach out to. His virtuosity as a bass player allowed me to write very innovative basslines, because he was able to play any of my eccentricities!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The audio for Rhythms has been remastered by Be With regular Simon Francis whilst Christopher Stevenson has brought the original and iconic Tele Music sleeve back to life in all its striking glory as the finishing touch to this long overdue re-issue.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1 : Latin Leitmotiv (3:08)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A2 : Red Medium (6:58)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A3 : Dead Slow (3:30)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A4 : Royal Shuffle No 1 (3:08)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A5 : Royal Shuffle No 2 (3:08)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B1 : Rock 73 (9:34)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B2 : Bass In Action No 1 (3:31)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B3 : Bass In Action No 2 (3:31)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B4 : Pepper Rock (2:30)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Originally released in 2012, the second album by the São Paulo-born composer Rodrigo Campos marks a turning point in both lyrical and aesthetic inspiration. “Bahia Fantástica” is the result of the absorption of a then recent influence of soul music (especially Curtis Mayfield) and is in the middle of this path marked by an unlikely geography in the lyrical part (São Mateus, Bahia, Japan) and by an expansion of sound (from samba to the indefinable, with a passage through black American music).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The album turns ten years old in 2022 and exudes vitality. The soul reference takes on a different aroma when it passes through the filter of the composer and his band – formed by Kiko Dinucci on guitar, Marcelo Cabral on bass, Maurício Fleury on keyboards, Maurício Takara on drums and Thiago França on sax: it has Brazilian sauce, hints of afrobeat and a very particular seasoning. The lyrics bear the artist's mark: they project scenes in the listener's imagination and design the characters and environments with their own style of subjective chronicle. Bahia is both imaginary and intimate in Rodrigo Campos’s music.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cinco Doces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Princesa Do Mar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Morte Na Bahia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sete Vela
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jardim Japao
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            General Geral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sou De Salvador

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grandmaster Flash Presents: Salsoul Jam 200 - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Originally released in 1997—Salsoul Jam 2000 was Grandmaster Flash’s first album in nine years. A testament to his power as a DJ, the record was produced & segued together as one continuous mix in front of a live audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is the first re-release of the album in two decades and it’s first repressing on vinyl since the original ‘97 release.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Salsoul Jam 2000 is a perfect introduction to the deep bench of talent on the Salsoul Records roster— featuring hits like “Let No Man Put Asunder”, “Love Sensation” & “Ten Percent”—while continuing to connect dots on the family tree from disco to hip-hop.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Runaway - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Hit And Run - Loleatta Holloway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. High - Skyy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Love Thang - First Choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Spring Rain - Silvetti
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Dr. Love – First Choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Checking You Out - Aurra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Make Up Your Minda - Aurra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. I Got My Mind Made Up (You Can Get It Girl) - Instant Funk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Just The Right Size - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My Love Is Free - Double Exposure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Ooh I Love It (Love Break) - The Salsoul Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Let’s Celebrate – Skyy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. I Call Me - Skyy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Slap Slap Lickedy Lap - Instant Funk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Let No Man Put Asunder - First Choice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Love Sensation - Loleatta Holloway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Here’s To You - Skyy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Ten Percent - Double Exposure


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rex’s seminal 1996 sophomore album C , now on deluxe double vinyl for the first time. Every one of C ’s 66 minutes is a delightful exploration at the intersection of slowcore and alt- country, weaving heartfelt Americana, stately strings, progged-out rhythms and crashingly heavy climaxes into captivating epics. Remastered from the original analog tapes, C has been given a second life beyond the CD- era, and comes housed in a tip-on jacket with restored artwork from guitarist Curtis Harvey

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 Ride Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 New Son
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4 Critella
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 Audrey La ‘Mort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6 Jubin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7 C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8 All Waves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9 Porcelain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10 New Dirge / Farther Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Velvet Underground

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Loaded - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lou Reed's last album with the Velvet Underground has remained a reliable fixture on Rolling Stone's 500 best albums of all time, and others. Earning a 10/10 from Pitchfork and top accolades from Q, Spin, Uncut, AllMusic, Christgau's Record Guide, and others, this album is a fan favorite featuring hit singles "Sweet Jane" and "Rock & Roll."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fragments: Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997) The Bootleg Series Vol.17

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The complete Bob Dylan Fragments January 2023Time Out of Mind Sessions (19961997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 will be available as a deluxe box set in a 5CD edition. Also available, a twodisc/4LP standard edition of Fragments which includes the Time Out of Mind 2022 remix disc and a disc of twelve select Outtakes and Alternates highlights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series takes a fresh look at Time Out of Mind, Dylan's midcareer masterpiece, celebrating the album and its enduring impact 25 years after its original release on September 30, 1997.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fragments Time Out of Mind Sessions (19961997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 follows the evolution of songs written for the album, from intimate early incarnations in the previously unreleased 1996 Teatro sessions featuring Dylan (vocals, guitar, and piano), Daniel Lanois and Tony Mangurian (guitar and organ), Tony Garnier (bass) (drums and percussion) through incandescent live renditions (also previously unreleased) showcasing Dylan and his touring ensemble channeling the songs onstage from 1998-2001.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CD Box Set:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc One - Time Out Of Mind (2022 Remix) 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Love Sick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Dirt Road Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Standing In The Doorway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Million Miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Tryin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. 'Til ' To Get To Heaven I Fell In Love With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Not Dark Yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Cold Irons Bound
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Make You Feel My Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Can't Wait
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Highlands

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc Two - Dreamin Outtakes And Alternates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. The Water Is Wide (8/19/96, Teatro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. ' Of You (10/1/96, Teatro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Red River Shore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Love Sickversion 1 (9/26/96, Teatro) Version 1 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Not Dark Yet –– Version 1 (10/3/96, Teatro) Version 1 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Can't Wait Version 1 (1/21/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Dirt Road Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Mississippi Version 1 (1/12/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Standing In The Doorway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Tryin ' To Get To Heaven ––version 2 (1/16/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/13/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/18/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Cold Irons Bound (1/9/97, Criteria Studios)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc Three – Outtakes And Alternates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Love Sick–version 2 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Dirt Road Blues –version 2 (1/20/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Can't Wait–version 2 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Red River Shore –version 2 (1/19/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Marchin' To The City (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Make You Feel My Love –take 1 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Mississippi –version 2 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Standing In The Doorway –version 2 (1/13/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. 'TilI Fell In Love With You –version 3 (1/16/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Not Dark Yet –version 2 (1/18/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Tryin' To Get To Heaven –version 2 (1/12/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Highlands (1/16/97, Criteria Studios)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc Four – Live (1998-2001)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Love Sick(6/24/98, Birmingham, England)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Can't Wait (2/6/99, Nashville, Tennessee)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Standing In The Doorway (10/6/00, London, England)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Million Miles (1/31/98, Atlantic City, New Jersey)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Tryin' To Get To Heaven (9/20/00, Birmingham, England)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. 'TilI Fell In Love With You (4/5/98, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Not Dark Yet (9/22/00, Sheffield, England)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Cold Irons Bound (5/19/00, Oslo, Norway)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Make You Feel My Love (5/21/98, Los Angeles, California) Previously Released On The "Things Have Changed" Maxi-single
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Can't Wait (5/19/00, Oslo, Norway)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Mississippi (11/15/01, Washington, D.C.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Highlands (3/24/01, Newcastle, Australia)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Disc Five – Bonus Disc (Previously Released On The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989–2006)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Dreamin' Of You –Tell Tale Signs(10/1/96, Teatro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Red River Shore –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (1/19/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Red River Shore –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/8/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (9/96, Teatro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 3 (1/17/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/17/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Marchin' To The City –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. Marchin' To The City –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/6/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Can't Wait–Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (10/1/96, Teatro)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. Can't Wait–Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Cold Irons Bound –Tell Tale Signs, Live (6/11/04, Bonnaroo Music Festival)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Tryin' To Get To Heaven –Tell Tale Signs, Live (10/5/00, Londo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Magick Brother

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Having been part of the fabled ‘Canterbury scene’ along with luminaries such as Robert Wyatt and Pip Pyle the irrepressible Australian guitarist-vocalist-songwriter Daevid Allen formed Gong with Welsh vocalist Gilli Smyth in Paris at the end of the ‘60s as France was in state of ferment. Magick Brother introduced Gong as one of the great oddities of the psychedelic and space rock age. The nucleus of Allen, Smyth and Malherbe was able to create a musical vocabulary very much of its own all the while searching for essential metaphysical truths. “The band made strong political statements that comes through loud and clear on this re-mastered version of Gong’s debut album...” Kevin Le Gendre

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Mystic Sister - Magick Brother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Change The World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Glad To Sad To Say
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Chainstore Chant - Pretty Miss Titty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Fredfish - Hope You Feel Ok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Ego
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Gong Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Princess Dreaming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. 5 And 20 Schoolgirls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Cos You Got Green Hair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Est-Ce Que Je Suis ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Hip Hypnotise You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      McAlmont & Butler

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Sound Of... - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While the whole of the UK seemed to be mining the sound of The Beatles, Stones and The Who as Britpop slavishly paid homage to the 60s, The Sound Of McAlmont And Butler took its influences more from music of Dusty Springfield, Scott Walker, Andy Williams and Burt Bacharach while creating something unique and timeless

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Rock, indie, soul, jazz and folk all meld in an album full of beguiling momentsBernard Butler had risen to fame as guitarist with Suede, who he'd left in 1994. After six months of solo writing, he approached ex- Thieves singer David McAlmont at London's Jazz Café, with the bare bones of a song, Yes. McAlmont added lyrics, and the track soared to No 8 in the UK charts, becoming the sound of summer 1995. It is impossible to listen to Yes without breaking into a beaming smile. With this headstart, the duo recorded more sides together – the Top 20 hit You Do and attendant tracks. However, it ended as quickly as it had began. Never intended as a long- term arrangement, McAlmont & Butler were over by autumn 1995. Considering The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler is effectively a compilation of the duo's sessions as opposed to a planned work, it has a tremendous consistency. A lot of the tracks were recorded as bonus tracks for CD singles (the 90s equivalent of a B- side), and retain a spontaneous air alongside the huge production numbers of Yes, You Do and Disappointment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1995 Virgin Records UK release with printed inner sleeve and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Yes (Full Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What's The Excuse This Time?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Right Thing 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don't Call It Soul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Debitor 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How About You?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You'll Lose A Good Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You Do (Full Length)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Subterranean Jungle - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          40th Anniversary of the seventh Ramones album. Subterranean Jungle marked a return to the roots of the band. Includes "Time Has Come Today."


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Faded Seaside Glamour - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A space of wonderment and exhilaration, the home of true heart and a timeless soul, Delays' Faded Seaside Glamour was an atmospheric and evocative debut album. Released in 2004, the fragile strength of frontman Greg Gilbert's vocals intoxicatedly intertwined with the forward looking synths of his brother Aaron, Colin Fox's bass and Rowly's drumming, to create a series of affecting songs that delivered an immediate pop hit that also left a deep and wistful impact worthy of the album's enticing title.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Its iconic singles Nearer Than Heaven and Long Time Coming, became immediate yet lasting focal points for Southampton's Delays, while tracks including the melancholic No Ending, the smooth beats of Stay Where You Are and chiming opener Wanderlust demonstrated the remarkable depth of this unique debut.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nearly 20 years have passed since the release of Faded Seaside Glamour and much has changed – most notably the loss of Greg Gilbert who passed away in 2021 after a period of treatment for cancer – but like the idiosyncratic places the album's name celebrated, Delays' music has not only endured but their art has been loved and cherished as it has continually connected with audiences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To celebrate this soaring and smouldering body of work, Rough Trade Records is pleased to announce that it will be releasing Delays' Faded Seaside Glamour on vinyl for the first time ever. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nearer Than Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Long Time Coming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bedroom Scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No Ending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You Wear The Sun


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hey Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stay Where You Are
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There's Water Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Satellites Lost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            One Night Away

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Archie Shepp


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Florida-born saxophonist, composer, poet, actor and playwright Archie Shepp was one of the most articulate exponents of politicized black culture in the late ‘60s, a time of enormous upheaval and radical thought. Relocating to Paris he made a number of highly influential albums, such as Blasé, that broached the essential themes of freedom and racial equality, and tapped into the bedrock of African-American music. Gospel and blues were a major part of the work, which also had a strong avant-garde sensibility. The band featured stellar vocalist Jeanne Lee and members of Art Ensemble Of Chicago. These trailblazing artists who combined jazz, poetry and radical politics made a definitive musical statement. “This re-mastered version of a seminal album still has great musical and emotional power... “ Kevin Le Gendre

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. My Angel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Blasé
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. There Is A Balm In Gilead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Sophisticated Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Touareg

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ZZ Top

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Eliminator - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                40th Anniversary of the groundbreaking and chart topping album. Includes "Legs" and "Sharp Dressed Man."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arabia Mountain - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sixth full-length album from the gurus of Atlanta’s “flower punk” movement, from the heady daze of 2011 – finally back on vinyl and part of a series of Fire re-issues celebrating 20 years of the legendary garage rock gurus from Atlanta, Georgia. Arabia Mountain was recorded between Brooklyn and Atlanta in 2010, and with the collaborative assistance of celebrated producer Mark Ronson, Lockett Pundt of Deerhunter, and a human skull with a microphone jammed into it. “I was already a fan of the Black Lips coming into it and I definitely didn’t want to f**k up anything,” Ronson told Rolling Stone…and f**k up he did not. The production tests the limits of modern amplification, harkening to the full, meaty sound of The Stooges’ Fun House or Lola Versus Powerman by the Kinks. Unapologetic southern-fried twang, crunching through the gears with flowers blossoming everywhere. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A1 Family Tree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A2 Modern Art
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A3 Spidey's Curse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A4 Mad Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A5 Mr. Driver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A6 Bicentennial Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A7 Go Out And Get It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A8 Raw Meat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B1 Bone Marrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B2 The Lie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B3 Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B4 Dumpster Dive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B5 New Direction
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B6 Noc-A-Homa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B7 Don't Mess Up My Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  B8 You Keep On Running 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  200 Million Thousand - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The follow up to the widely successful ‘Good Bad Not Evil’, the 2009 album is a perfect amalgam of their high-end live shows and subculture songwriting, meshed tightly to the Lips’ distinctive howl. Finally back on vinyl and part of a series of Fire re-issues celebrating 20 years of the legendary garage rock gurus from Atlanta, Georgia. Rolling Stone, Spin, Filter, Magnet, Stop Smiling, The Fader, Anthem, Paste, and The NY Times-approved garage rock veterans’ trashy psyche pop gem. Unapologetic southern-fried twang, crunching through the gears in a haze of psychedelia. 

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A1 Take My Heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A2 Drugs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A3 Starting Over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A4 Let It Grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A5 Trapped In A Basement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A6 Short Fuse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A7 I'll Be With You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B1 Big Black Baby Jesus Of Today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B2 Again & Again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B3 Old Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B4 The Drop I Hold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B5 Body Combat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B6 Elijah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B7 I Saw God 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Let It Bloom - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The classic third album from the Black Lips, originally released in 2005 and now back on vinyl and part of a series of Fire re-issues celebrating 20 years of the legendary garage rock gurus from Atlanta, Georgia. 16 tracks of grimy and chaotic punk, scuzzy and raw, and catchy as hell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “Their strongest effort to date.” All Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "The band at their trashy best; more melodic but every bit as psychotic. If The Royal Trux had listened to the Troggs instead of the Rolling Stones, they might have recorded this album. This baby is a masterpiece. Unapologetic southern-fried twang, crunching through the gears in a blitz of grimy bravado. Their music twitches with an engaging, wired vigour." ★★★★ Uncut. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1 Sea Of Blasphemy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2 Can't Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A3 Boomerang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A4 Hippie, Hippie, Hoorah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A5 Not A Problem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A6 Gung Ho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A7 Everybody's Doin' It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A8 Feeling Gay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1 Take Me Home (Back To Boone)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2 Gentle Violence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B3 She's Gone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B4 Fairy Stories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B5 Dirty Hands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B6 Workin'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B7 Punk Slime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B8 Empassant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Satan's Graffitti Or God's Art - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Part of a series of Fire re-issues celebrating 20 years of the legendary garage rock gurus from Atlanta, Georgia. This 2017 record features a musically evolved Black Lips, who still stay true to their original blistering take on fuzzy, dirty rock n' roll. God’s Art or Satan’s Graffiti features guest contributions from Yoko Ono was produced by Sean Lennon throughout 2016. During the recording, the band isolated themselves from the outside world, infusing the album with a focused liveliness similar to the spirit that brought them together in the first place. On Satan's graffiti or God's art? founding members Cole Alexander and Jared Swilley teamed with former guitarist Jack Hines (who played in the group from 2002-2004) and additions Oakley Munson on drums and Zumi Rosow on saxophone. A sonically captivating document that is as creatively unhinged as it is precisely executed, one of the rawest and most expansive albums in the band's storied history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A1 Overture: Sunday Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A2 Occidental Front
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A3 Can't Hold On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A4 The Last Cul De Sac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B1 Interlude: Got Me All Alone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B2 Crystal Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B3 Squatting In Heaven
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B4 Interlude: Bongo's Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B5 Rebel Intuition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C1 Wayne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C2 Interlude: E’lektric Spider Webz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C3 We Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C4 In My Mind There's A Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D1 Lucid Nightmare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D2 Come Ride With Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D3 It Won't Be Long
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D4 Loser's Lament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D5 Finale: Sunday Morning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Black Lips

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Underneath The Rainbow - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The seventh studio album from the mighty Black Lips is finally back on vinyl, part of a series of Fire re-issues celebrating 20 years of the legendary garage rock gurus from Atlanta, Georgia. Featuring fan favourites such as ‘Boys in the Wood’ and ‘Funny’, this is an essential slice of Black Lips history. The band convened at Dunham Studios in New York to record initial tracks with Dap Kings music director Tommy Brenneck (Cee Lo, Charles Bradley), then decamped to Nashville to record several songs with Patrick Carney of The Black Keys producing, finally rounding out the album with a couple of songs co-produced with lifetime Lips recording collaborator, Ed Rawls. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A1 Drive-By-Buddy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A2 Smiling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A3 Make You Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A4 Funny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A5 Dorner Party
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A6 Justice After All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B1 Boys In The Wood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B2 Waiting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B3 Do The Vibrate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B4 I Don't Wanna Go Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B5 Dandelion Dust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          B6 Dog Years

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Big Country

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Crossing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Formed by ex-Skids guitarist Stuart Adamson in 1981 with old friend Bruce Watson and, from 1982, rhythm section Tony Butler and Mark Brzezicki, Big Country proved a fascinating proposition, adding punk, new wave and even new romantic elements to heavy, meaning-laden pop/rock with a passionate Celtic slant and fierce integrity

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Using effects, Adamson and Watson's chiming guitars evoked traditional Scottish instruments. This was unique and proved highly influential. Within a year of their first release, many existing bands began to emulate the group's sound. Nobody achieved it quite like Big Country.Released in July 1983, The Crossing is, for many, the band's greatest album. At once of its time yet completely out of step with what was then happening, its traditional, well-made songs and sounds took it to No. 3 in the UK charts and into the US Top 20. Produced by Steve Lillywhite, it features four of the group's best- known songs, In A Big Country, Fields Of Fire (400 Miles), Harvest Home and Chance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In A Big Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1000 Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Storm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Harvest Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lost Patrol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Close Action
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fields Of Fire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Wake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Harmony + Singles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Factory Benelux presents a new 3 disc black vinyl edition of Harmony, the debut album by influential Scottish group The Wake. Originally released by Factory Records in December 1982, this new expanded edition marks the 40th anniversary of this landmark post-punk album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Wake formed in Glasgow in 1981 after singer/guitarist Caesar left Altered Images, and joined Factory the following year. Harmony was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with producer Chris Nagle (formerly Martin Hannett’s preferred engineer), by which time the group comprised Caesar (vocals, guitar), Carolyn Allen (keyboards), Steven Allen (drums) and Bobby Gillespie (bass). On release as Fact 60 the original 7 track mini album earned a 5 star review in Sounds magazine, hailed as the missing indiepop link between Factory and Postcard Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CD Edition:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bonus tracks on CD1 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside, rare debut single On Our Honeymoon, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CD2 is a fascinating collection of 21 lost recordings compiled from live and demo cassettes located in the Rob Gretton tape archive, all taped between 1981 and 1983.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The enhanced artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl Edition:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bonus tracks on Disc 2 include The Wake’s dub-informed second single, Something Outside b/w Host, and also their John Peel session from July 1983 – the last recordings to feature Gillespie before his departure for The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Disc 3 offers a desk recorded live set from Ayr Pavilion on 15 April 1983 during a tour with New Order. The concert includes several songs never recorded in the studio, including Recovery and Country of the Blind.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The enhanced trifold artwork for this new edition includes images of the band by noted photographer Paul Slattery, taken at the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, as well as new liner notes by Caesar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CD1 Tracklist (Harmony + Singles):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Favour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Heartburn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. An Immaculate Conception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Judas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Testament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Patrol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. The Old Men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Something Outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Host
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. The Drill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Uniform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Here Comes Everybody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. On Our Honeymoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Give Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CD2 Tracklist (Lost Recordings 1981-83):
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Move With The Times 2.36
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Communion 2.39
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. No More Green Space 2.48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Move With The Times (reprise) 0.46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Move With The Times 2.35
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Cold Home 3.03
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Communion 2.19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. No More Green Space 2.07
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Patrol 1.55
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Give Up 2.04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Careering 2.34
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. Favour 2.21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Cold Home 2.22
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. Forced To Think 1.40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Patrol 2.38
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              16. Give Up 2.01
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              17. Move With The Times 2.04
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              18. An Immaculate Conception 3.47
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              19. Chance 3.49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              20. Judas 3.49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              21. Company 4.07

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A1. Favour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A2. Heartburn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A3. An Immaculate Conception
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A4. Judas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              B1. Testament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              B2. Patrol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              B3. The Old Men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              B4. Chance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C1. Something Outside
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              C2. Host
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D1. The Drill (Peel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D2. Uniform (Peel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              D3. Here Comes Everybody (Peel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E1. Heartburn (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E2. Host (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E3. Recovery (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              E4. Uniform (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              F1. The Old Men (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              F2. Something Outside (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              F3. Country Of The Blind (live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              F4. The Drill (live)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Introducing Hideyasu Terakawa Quartet Live Featuring Hiroshi Fujii