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Orbital

Orbital - 2024 Reissue

    Originally released on September 30, 1991, ‘The Green Album’ contains landmark Orbital tracks including their breakthrough 1990 single ‘Chime’, and the evergreen comedown classic ‘Belfast’. 

    Following the success of ‘Chime’, Pete Tong signed Orbital to London/ffrr Records, and Tong allowed the Hartnolls the freedom to record the album they wanted to make. Where their contemporaries on the rave circuit would knock out ten formulaic 4/4 piano bangers with guest vocalists and call it an album, for their debut Orbital wanted to explore wider textures, different rhythms, stranger mind spaces. “Our heroes were always Kraftwerk, Cabaret Voltaire, the Severed Heads – people who made proper, satisfying, full albums,” explains Paul, “and we were like, yeah, that’s what we want to do.”

    It was this ambition that led to Orbital becoming giants of electronic music. The Hartnoll brothers would go on to redefine what dance music could do and the place it took within popular culture itself. Their music has influenced and inspired artists from Björk to Bicep and they have collaborated with minds as diverse as Madonna, Kraftwerk and Professor Brian Cox.

    Following The Green Album their second self-titled album – aka The Brown Album – cemented Orbital’s position as musical visionaries. A career of creative leaps quite unlike those usually seen in the fast turnover world of dance music followed, including creating soundtracks for Hollywood films including 1997’s Event Horizon, and most recently for Mike Myers Netflix series The Pentaverate.

    Alongside their boundary-pushing work in the recording studio, Orbital earned a reputation as one of the best live acts on the planet. This year marks the 30th anniversary of their legendary 1994 Glastonbury performance, often cited as converting the festival to dance music. 


    TRACK LISTING

    Double Vinyl Tracklisting:
    Disc 1
    A1. The Moebius
    A2. Speed Freak
    A3. Macrohead
    B1. Oolaa
    B2. Desert Storm
    Disc 2
    C1. Fahrenheit 303
    C2. Steel Cube Idolatry
    C3. High Rise
    D1. Chime (Live)
    D2. Midnight (Live)
    D3. Belfast

    4LP Vinyl Boxset Tracklisting:
    Disc 1
    A1. The Moebius
    A2. Speed Freak
    A3. Macrohead
    B1. Oolaa
    B2. Desert Storm
    Disc 2
    C1. Fahrenheit 303
    C2. Steel Cube Idolatry
    C3. High Rise
    D1. Chime (Live)
    D2. Midnight (Live)
    D3. Belfast
    Disc 3
    E1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
    E2. Satan
    F1. L.C.1
    F2. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
    F3. Crime
    Disc 4
    G1. Fahrenheit 3D3
    G2. Open Mind Jam
    G3. The Other One
    H1. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
    H2. Midnight (Sasha Remix)

    2CD Tracklisting:

    CD 1
    1. The Moebius
    2. Speed Freak
    3. Oolaa
    4. Desert Storm
    5. Fahrenheit 303
    6. Steel Cube Idolatry
    7. High Rise
    8. Chime (Live)
    9. Midnight (Live)
    10. Belfast
    11. I Think Its Disgusting
    CD 2
    1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
    2. Macrohead
    3. Satan
    4. L.C.1
    5. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
    6. Crime
    7. Fahrenheit 3D3
    8. Open Mind Jam
    9. The Other One
    10. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
    11. Midnight (Sasha Remix)

    4CD Boxset Tracklisting:
    CD 1
    1. The Moebius
    2. Speed Freak
    3. Oolaa
    4. Desert Storm
    5. Fahrenheit 303
    6. Steel Cube Idolatry
    7. High Rise
    8. Chime (Live)
    9. Midnight (Live)
    10. Belfast
    11. I Think Its Disgusting
    CD 2
    1. Torpedo Town (PKA Untitled)
    2. Macrohead
    3. Satan
    4. L.C.1
    5. Belfast / Wasted (Wasted Vocal Mix)
    6. Crime
    7. Fahrenheit 3D3
    8. Open Mind Jam
    9. The Other One
    10. Satan (Rhyme And Reason Vocal Mix)
    11. Midnight (Sasha Remix)
    CD 3
    1. Chime 12”
    2. Deeper 12”
    3. Omen - The Fool
    4. Omen - The Tower
    5. 2 Deep
    6. Open Mind
    7. Midnight
    8. Choice
    9. Analogue Test Feb '90
    10. Choice (I And Eye Mix)
    CD 4
    1. Synergy (Live):
    1.1. Satan
    1.2. LC1
    1.3. Chime
    1.4. Son Of Chime
    2. Mystery Gig 1991 (Live):
    2.1. Choice
    2.2. Fahrenheit 303
    2.3. Chime / Crime
    2.4. BIT
    2.5. Oolaa
    2.6. Speed Freak

    Pink Floyd

    The Dark Side Of The Moon - Collector's Edition UV Vinyl Picture Disc

      As part of the 50th Anniversary 2023 remaster campaign, Pink Floyd will release a Collector’s Edition of The Dark Side Of The Moon on crystal clear vinyl. This will be a 2 x 180g single sided LP set, featuring UV artwork print on the non-groove sides.

      This new edition of the album will feature the prism spectrum seen through the playable side of the vinyl whilst maintaining the best quality sound that fans will expect. It will be packaged in a slip cased gatefold sleeve, with an exclusive poster.

      This is the first time that Pink Floyd has used this pioneering UV printing process for a picture disc. The images are printed with a high end UV printer, using UV-Led light to dry the permanent ink on the sides without audio on which the image is printed. This combination of one-sided audio and the UV print (on the side without audio) combines the best of both worlds: perfect audio and a beautiful image to enjoy.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Speak To Me
      2. Breathe (In The Air)
      3.On The Run
      4. Time
      5. The Great Gig In The Sky
      6. Money
      7. Us And Them
      8. Any Colour You Like
      9. Brain Damage
      10. Eclipse

      Flowered Up

      A Life With Brian - 2024 Reissue

        Iconic UK indie band Flowered Up, seen as London’s answer to Happy Mondays and The Stone Roses, reissue their debut album ‘A Life With Brian’ (from 1991) via London Records. The reissue follows a BFI documentary on the video of ‘Weekender’ and it’s legendary status in UK club culture of the time. The album remastering was overseen by Flowered Up keyboard player Tim Dorney.

        TRACK LISTING

        LP Tracklist:

        A1. Sunshine
        A2. Take It
        A3. Crackerjack
        A4. Mr Happy Reveller
        A5. Hysterically Blue
        B1. It's On
        B2. Silver Pan
        B3. Phobia
        B4. Egg Rush
        B5. Doris... Is A Little Bit Partial
        C1. Weekender
        D2. Weekender - Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix)

        CD Tracklist:

        CD1
        1. Sunshine
        2. Take It
        3. Crackerjack
        4. Mr Happy Reveller
        5. Hysterically Blue
        6. It’s On
        7. Silver Pan
        8. Phobia
        9. Egg Rush
        10. Doris…..Is A Little Bit Partial
        11. Weekender – Original Version
        12. Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit Partial Mix)

        CD2
        1. Weekender (BTWS Re-Animation)
        2. It’s On (Feel Pain Mix)
        3. Phobia (Paranoid Mix)
        4. I’ll Be Your Dog
        5. Take It (Pure Sexy Dub)
        6. Flapping
        7. Crackerjack – Clive Langer Version
        8. Don’t Talk Just Kiss
        9. Better Life
        10. Take It (Edge Of The Box Mix)
        11. Weatherall’s Weekender (Audrey Is A Little Bit More Partial Mix)
        12. Crackerjack – Everyone You Know Naughty Remix

        The Fall

        Live At The Witch Trials - 2024 Reissue

          The Fall’s first studio album, reissued on black vinyl in its 45th Anniversary year. This black vinyl version is 180GSM with an inner bag and features the US artwork and track-listing.

          Founded by its only constant member, Mark E. Smith, The Fall formed in Manchester in 1976 and were one of the most prominent post-punk groups in the world. Musically, there may have been several stylistic changes over the years, but it was often characterised by an abrasive guitar-driven sound and frequent use of repetition, always underpinned by Smith’s distinctive vocals and often cryptic lyrics.

          “They are always different; they are always the same.” JOHN PEEL

          “Live At The Witch Trials” is the debut studio album – released 16th March 1979 – these editions celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this seminal album. Originally released through record label Step-Forward, it was recorded in a single day and mixed by producer Bob Sargeant. Mark E. Smith’s lyrics include his unique commentary on the music business (‘Music Scene’), poorly paid jobs (‘Industrial Estate’) and drugs (‘No Xmas For John Quays’, ‘Like To Blow’, ‘Frightened’, ‘Underground Medecin’)

          Sounds gave it five stars at the time of release, writing: “an album of staggeringly rich, mature music, inner questioning hand in hand with rock and roll at its fiercest, its finest, its most honest, rock and roll at its naked, most stimulating”

          Featuring the one and only Mark E. Smith alongside Martin Bramah, Marc Riley, Karl Burns and Yvonne Pawlett.

          TRACK LISTING

          SIDE ONE
          1. FRIGHTENED
          2. CRAP RAP 2/LIKE TO BLOW
          3. REBELLIOUS JUKEBOX
          4. NO XMAS FOR JOHN QUAYS
          5. VARIOUS TIMES

          SIDE TWO
          1. UNDERGROUND MEDECIN
          2. TWO STEPS BACK
          3. LIVE AT THE WITCH TRIALS
          4. FUTURES AND PASTS
          5. MUSIC SCENE

          Goat

          World Music - 2024 Reissue

            (Abbey Road master but in the original sleeve) When the mysterious masked collective calling themselves Goat first emerged in 2012, armed with an incendiary debut album ‘World Music’ – there was, and there still isn’t, anyone else on earth quite like them. With their enticing mythology, 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. ‘World Music’ 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. What Goat have is unique – they’ve managed to create a sound unrestrained by genre or any other boundaries. So if you haven’t done so already, then it is now time you joined the Goat commune. 

            TRACK LISTING

            01 Diarabi
            02 Goatman
            03 Goathead
            04 Disco Fever
            05 Golden Dawn
            06 Let It Bleed
            07 Run To Your Mama
            08 Goatlord
            09 Det Som Aldrig Förändras / Diarabi 

            Giant Sand

            Chore Of Enchantment - 2024 Reissue

              Celebrating 25 years since the release of Giant Sand’s legendary ‘Chore Of Enchantment’, the panoramic masterpiece that was the turning point for the classic line-up featuring seasoned songwriter Howe Gelb and latter-day Calexico members Joey Burns and John Convertino from 1999.

              Filled with mind-bending one-liners, customary offbeat instrumentation, echo fields and hazy horizons; ‘The Chore Of Enchantment’ is a songbook of Howe Gelb’s greatest songs. The high level production by the legendary Jim Dickinson, PJ Harvey foil John Parish and acclaimed singer/songwriter/producer Kevin Salem, a tour-de-force of Gelb’s unique oeuvre.

              Highlighting their eclectic and esoteric career, this reissue celebrates the band’s magnificent, long and winding career. This 2xLP deluxe reissue features restored artwork and newly penned liner notes from MOJO’s Dave Henderson.

              “A beautiful, emotionally complex album.” The Quietus.

              Giant Sand have been the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun-damaged songcraft of singer-songwriter Howe Gelb. In four plus decades he’s managed to reinvent rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy music with his impressionistic imagery and expansive observations of the world.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1 Overture
              A2 (Well) Dusted (For The Millenium)
              A3 Punishing Sun
              A4 X-Tra Wide
              A5 1972
              A6 Temptation Of Egg
              A7 Raw
              B1 Wolfy
              B2 Shiver
              B3 Dirty From The Rain
              B4 Astonished (In Memphis)
              B5 No Reply
              C1 Satellite
              C2 Bottom Line Man
              C3 Way To End The Day
              C4 Shrine
              D1 Astonished (In Tucson) (Bonus)
              D2 Dusted (In Tucson) (Bonus)
              D3 Shiver (In Tucson) (Bonus)
              D4 Punishing Sun (In Tucson) (Bonus)
              D5 Bad (Not Good) (Bonus)

              Giant Sand

              Blurry Blue Mountain - 2024 Reissue

                Recorded 25 years into their career, Giant Sand’s 25th album is a gorgeous and much-celebrated collection of perfectly-crafted, personal songwriting from Howe Gelb. With the exception of one or two wonderfully abrupt and perfectly placed outbursts, it’s a gentle rollercoaster traversing the inner thinking of the why’s and wherefores of whatever, a meditation on time and the ageing process.

                Musing on the record, Howe Gelb explains “On this LP I show off an acquired appreciation for the simple lyric. Kinda haiku at times, like flamenco verse, or the blues. I can focus more as it’s obvious there’s only so much time left – that has a production value all its own.”

                Highlighting their eclectic and esoteric career, this reissue celebrates the band’s magnificent, long and winding career. This deluxe reissue features restored artwork and newly penned liner notes from MOJO’s Dave Henderson.

                Giant Sand have been the primary outlet for the stylistic curveballs and sun-damaged songcraft of singer-songwriter Howe Gelb. In four plus decades he’s managed to reinvent rock, country, blues, punk, garage, lo-fi, jazz, gospel, avant-garde noise and flamenco gypsy music with his impressionistic imagery and expansive observations of the world.

                “An album full of heart, soul, and wit, this music confirms that no one does quite what Howe Gelb can do with such remarkably innate grace and feel” AllMusic.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1 Fields Of Green
                A2 Chunk Of Coal
                A3 The Last One
                A4 Monk's Mountain
                A5 Spellbound
                A6 Ride The Rail
                A7 Lucky Star Love
                B1 Thin Line Man
                B2 No Tellin'
                B3 Brand New Swamp Thing
                B4 Erosion
                B5 Time Flies
                B6 Better Man Than Me
                B7 Love A Loser

                Tommy Guerrero

                Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues - 2024 Reissue

                  Thirteen tracks of lo-fi (mostly) instrumental freshness fused with Cuban, Latin and blues, it's a must for fans of Money Mark, J Dilla, RJD2, DJ Shadow and Pete Rock. As ever with Tommy's records, the title sums up the music contained within most aptly. And writing about his songs, his vibes, is one of the trickier things to do, it has to be said. It's just all gorgeous!

                  Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues is Tommy Guerrero's sublime debut. Of this beloved masterpiece, the legendary skater himself says: "my 1st album. It was never meant to be released. I was just recording for the fun of it.. still my fave. Oh so naive..." And you know what? It's definitely Be With's fave too. An astonishingly great record. A chill, blissful, deeply moving album, it was rightly garlanded as an instant classic.

                  A laidback, fusionistic ride replete with loopy drum tracks underpinning Tommy's trademark reflective guitar stylings, Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues remains powerfully evergreen. Originally released in 1997, there's elements of jazz, trip hop, rock and downtempo groove. All shot through with a heavy dose of soul.

                  A total vibe throughout, to blast Loose Grooves & Bastard Blues is a majestic experience, one that suits a start-to-finish listen and renders the picking out of highlights totally redundant. Featuring nagging, deeply melodic guitar lines - both electric and acoustic - over simple rhythms with such sumptuous elegance, the hypnotic playing against unrushed percussion releases a crystal clear stream of healing frequencies. It's ust divine. This album laid the blueprint from which Tommy Guerrero would subsequently explore further on A Little Bit of Somethin' and Soul Food Taquiera.

                  Meticulously remastered and cut by both Simon Francis and Cicely Balston respectively, it has been pressed to the highest possibly quality at Record Industry in Holland. The original and iconic sleeve, designed by Natas Kaupas, has been restored here at Be With HQ as the finishing touch to this long overdue re-issue.


                  TRACK LISTING

                  A1 B.W.s Blues
                  A2 So Blue It's Black
                  A3 Keep On Keepin On
                  A4 Azule
                  A5 Black Sheep Blues
                  A6 30
                  B1 Pollo Caliente
                  B2 Never
                  B3 Solow
                  B4 Introspection Section
                  B5 Gone
                  B6 In My Head
                  B7 Soul Miner

                  Tommy Guerrero

                  Return Of The Bastard - 2024 Reissue

                    Yes! Tommy Guerrero’s revered Return Of The Bastard gets its first ever vinyl reissue.

                    Endearingly simple but beautifully beguiling, it's lo-fi dusty break business with the most elegant guitars this side of Vine Reilly and Gabor Szabo. Tommy's breezy drum-machine guitar-soul should be prescribed to soothe an aching world.

                    By rights, he should also be a Balearic god. Here's 14 tracks of drop-dead laconic beauty, all of them combining to create this unheralded masterpiece. Working with Tommy directly, the LP has been fully remastered and sounds as dazzlingly, heartbreakingly beautiful as it did back in 2007.

                    Coolly opening the album, "And The Folklore Continues" can be said to be both a titular and actual nod to his past work. As ever, there's heavenly Latin guitar stylings that make you swoon and the melancholic vibe is accentuated by the addition of some melodic wordless vocals from Tommy. Just divine. The sparkling "La Califas Perdido" follows, all dreamy melodic guitars and twinkling vibes over dusty drums and a fine bassline. The shuffling, conga-assisted "I Would Go With You" is a gentle, romantic gem whilst the brief but beautiful "No Time For Time" feels in a hurry to let us know that Tommy can work with more propulsive rhythms. In this case, they underpin Tommy's gorgeous, shimmering guitars wonderfully well.

                    The head-nod funk of "Calling For Ya!" (get it?) features Curumin delivering the clever title as a hypnotic vocal refrain peppered throughout, all hung around some buried spoken word vocals and gorgeous cello work from Lenny Gonzalez. "Bloodinthemud" is a low-down gritty funk workout whilst "Zapata's Boots" is a total low-key groover, all Latin percussion and Morricone muscle aided by a whistled Spaghetti Western melody. The startling instrumental "Mosaic Man" closes out the side with a lean slice of mellifluous, virtuoso guitar bliss.

                    The reflective "What Have I Been Doing Since I Was Gone?" opens the B-side in glorious fashion, the type of melancholic melodic head music that should soundtrack a bright walk on a cold winter's day. The hypnotic groover "Paper Switchblade" is a razor-sharp fuzz-funk whilst the beautifully downbeat "Never Forget To Remember" is a kaleidoscopic kalimba-koolout. Galloping cop-funk breaks workout "Run With The Hunted" is a rollicking ride and it's followed by the fresh chiming guitar funk of "New Terrain".

                    The upbeat and bright "40 Summers", featuring congas from Alfredo Ortiz, is as clean and poppy as Tommy gets and it really is a look he wears incredibly well. Just straight up guitar pop. "The Simple Man" a gorgeous, melancholic ballad, closes out the record with deeply yearning vocals from Tommy, a rarity and a treasured one at that.

                    Meticulously remastered and cut by both Simon Francis and Cicely Balston respectively, it has been pressed to the highest possibly quality at Record Industry in Holland. The original and iconic sleeve, designed by Natas Kaupas, has been restored here at Be With HQ as the finishing touch to this long overdue re-issue.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    A1 And The Folklore Continues
                    A2 La Califas Perdido
                    A3 I Would Go With You
                    A4 No Time For Time
                    A5 Calling For Ya!
                    A6 Bloodinthemud
                    A7 Zapata's Boots
                    A8 Mosaic Man
                    B1 What Have I Been Doing Since I Was Gone?
                    B2 Paper Switchblade
                    B3 Never Forget To Remember
                    B4 Run With The Hunted
                    B5 New Terrain
                    B6 40 Summers
                    B7 The Simple Man

                    Manic Street Preachers

                    Lifeblood: 20th Anniversary Edition

                      Celebrating 20 years of Manic Street Preachers critically acclaimed Seventh studio album “Lifeblood”.

                      The Chosen Few

                      Taking All The Love I Can - 2024 Reissue

                      Reissued for the first time on vinyl is 'Taking All The Love I Can' by Newark, New Jersey outfit The Chosen Few. Initially released on Maple Records in 1971, their debut album boasts incredibly moody 'Northern Soul' and perfectly represents the golden age of soul.

                      The Chosen Few are swaggering with confidence throughout the LP and draw comparisons to fellow Maple Records artists Lee Moses and Gloria Barnes. 'Taking All The Love I Can' is a highly sought after record with original issues fetching upwards of $500 when found in the wild.

                      On High Records is thrilled to present this modern reissue which is remastered and pressed on audiophile virgin vinyl for music lovers worldwide.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Taking All The Love I Can
                      2. Something's Bad
                      3. Birth Of A Playboy
                      4. I Caught You Cheating
                      5. I Got To Hold You
                      6. Trespassin'
                      7. I Can't Take No Chance
                      8. Nobody Can Save Me
                      9. You Say You Love Me
                      10. Love For My Girl
                      11. Crying Shame

                      These Immortal Souls

                      I’m Never Gonna Die Again - 2024 Remaster

                        Mute presents These Immortal Souls’ second album, I’m Never Gonna Die Again, remastered on vinyl and CD.

                        Finally re-released after 30 years, this record was remastered from the original tapes at legendary Birdland Studio by Lindsay Gravina and original These Immortal Souls members Harry Howard and Genevieve McGukin. This is available alongside the 2024 remaster edition of their debut album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), and EXTRA, a brand new album including unearthed live recordings and remasters of covers tracks from across their career.

                        I’m Never Gonna Die Again was originally released in June 1992, after a long hiatus brought on by a crippling case of writer's block from lead vocalist and guitarist Rowland S. Howard. These Immortal Souls announced their return with the gritty lead single ‘King of Kalifornia,’ their first release on Mute, which was quickly followed up by the album. The band were joined by Anthony Thistlethwaite (The Waterboys, The Saw Doctors), who performed saxophone and slide mandolin on the record.

                        The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. The King Of Kalifornia
                        2. Shamed
                        3. Black Milk
                        4. Hyperspace
                        5. So The Story Goes
                        6. Insomnicide
                        7. All The Money's Gone
                        8. Crowned

                        These Immortal Souls

                        Get Lost (Don’t Lie!) - 2024 Remaster

                          Mute presents These Immortal Souls’ first full-length album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), remastered on vinyl and CD.

                          Finally re-released after 35 years, remastered from the original tapes at legendary Birdland Studio by Lindsay Gravina and original These Immortal Souls members Harry Howard and Genevieve McGukin. This is available alongside the 2024 remaster edition of their second album, I’m Never Gonna Die Again, and EXTRA, a brand new album including unearthed live recordings and remastered cover tracks from across their career.

                          The 30-minute LP, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), was originally released at the end of 1987 following the band's debut EP, Marry Me, on the American underground label SST. The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

                          Available on vinyl and CD.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Marry Me (Lie! Lie!)
                          2. Hide
                          3. Hey! Little Child
                          4. These Immortal Souls
                          5. I Ate The Knife
                          6. "Blood And Sand” She Said
                          7. One In Shadow, One In Sun

                          These Immortal Souls

                          EXTRA

                            Mute presents EXTRA a brand new album of unearthed live recordings and remastered tracks by Australian London-based post-punk band These Immortal Souls, on vinyl and CD.

                            This record includes extensive sleeve notes by original member Harry Howard and is released alongside the 2024 remaster editions of their debut album, Get Lost (Don’t Lie!), and their second album I’m Never Gonna Die Again. The tracklist for this record features their visceral, propulsive reimagining of Alice Cooper’s 1972 track ‘Luney Tune’, as well as covers of ‘Open Up and Bleed’ by Iggy Pop & James Williamson, ‘Some Velvet Morning’ written by Lee Hazlewood, which lead singer Rowland S. Howard notably covered with Lydia Lynch, and ‘Hey! Little Child’ written by Alex Chilton.

                            The band consisted of Australian-born Rowland S. Howard, who rose to prominence as Nick Cave's collaborator in the Birthday Party, his bass-playing brother Harry Howard, drummer Epic Soundtracks (formerly of Swell Maps and Jacobites), and keyboardist Genevieve McGuckin. They came together 1987, after Soundtracks and the Howard brothers split from Crime & the City Solution and were joined by McGuckin to form These Immortal Souls in London.

                            Available on vinyl and CD.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Bad (Remastered)
                            2. My One-Eyed Daughter (Remastered)
                            3. Luney Tune (Remastered)
                            4. Open Up And Bleed (Remastered)
                            5. Up On The Roof (Remastered)
                            6. Some Velvet Morning (Live)
                            7. "Blood And Sand" She Said (Live)
                            8. Hey! Little Child (Live)
                            9. These Immortal Souls (Live)
                            10. Get Lost (Don't Lie!) (Live)

                            Remastered into analogue bliss from the original ampex tape masters conducted at the NSC mastering lab in Detroit by the legendary Ron Murphy (R.I.P.) Recorded from a live session near the heart of Detroit, using countless modular synths, analog devices and custom made effects producing a hypnotic state like no other; tugs right at the heartstrings! 

                            Expect gorgeous plumes of sound, deeper than the ocean floor and a groove you would expect to hear rumbling the walls of Panarama Bar at 6AM, a beautifully deep affair. The remodel strikes a space age groove, live congas courtesy of The Howard Street Rhythm Section (who appeared on cv313's live excursion), a subterranean bottom and an atmosphere to float in. The B-side brings the reprise of "Beyond The Clouds" which is a clear example of the power of repetition, in its near 23 minute journey one questions whether or not time has stood still? This is an extended psychedelic trip meant to drift in, to float in, the very soundtrack for deep space exploration.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Benefiting from a high resolution remaster, these cv313 standards are now available once again, one sexy blue midnight vinyl to boot. Dub-techno classics, and a high watermark of the genre.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1. Seconds To Forever [original] 6:25
                            A2. Seconds To Forever [reshape] 7:24
                            B:. Beyond The Clouds [reprise] 22:58

                            Fumio Itabashi

                            Watarase - Reissue

                            Wewantsounds is delighted to announce the reissue of Fumio Itabashi's highly sought-after album "Watarase" hailed as one of the great Japanese jazz albums and featuring Itabashi on solo piano playing an inspired mix of standards and originals. Recorded in 1981 for Denon and released in Japan the following year, the album has since reached cult status among international jazz connoisseurs, thanks to Itabashi's inventive piano playing and to its cult title track, a superb lyrical spiritual composition. Newly remastered by Nippon Columbia using their ORT mastering technology, the album reissue features original artwork including a 2 page insert with a new introduction by Paul bowler.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Someday My Prince Will Come
                            2. Msundusa
                            3. I Can't Get Started
                            4. Tone
                            5. Watarase
                            6. Miss Cann
                            7. Good Bye

                            Approaching 20 years since its original release (2007 via Smallfish), now remastered to pure analogue bliss from the original ampex tape masters.

                            The sound on display here I could imagine as a soundtrack while submerging in a submersible diving deeper than the Marianas trench!

                            The B side now features an epic live version captured @ AIR, Tokyo, Japan. Made in the heart of Detroit, with love! 

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: Benefiting from a high resolution remaster, these cv313 standards are now available once again, one sexy blue midnight vinyl to boot. Dub-techno classics, and a high watermark of the genre.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A. Subtraktive [remastered] 15:45
                            B. Subtraktive [live In Japan] 17:58

                            Cranes

                            Fuse - 2024 Reissue

                              Whilst the release of 1989's ‘Self-Non-Self’ EP represented an introduction to the band for many (John Peel among them) Cranes had quietly made their debut with the release of the ‘Fuse’ cassette in 1986 on local Portsmouth label Bite Back!

                              Infamous among hardcore fans, the recordings have been largely unavailable since release (‘Fuse’ made an appearance as a bonus track in later years) with the original tape changing hands on-line at a premium.

                              Remastered at Abbey Road and with the addition of the previously unreleased ‘New Liberty’ (a song originally slated for inclusion on ‘Self-Non-Self’) this release will be the first time the music has been widely available since its initial release.

                              ‘Fuse’ is the 2nd release from the band’s archive following the recent release of their ‘BBC Peel Sessions’ and prefaces the promise of new music to come.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A
                              Pillow Panther
                              Fuse (Original Version)
                              Valentine
                              Gas-Ring

                              Side B
                              1. Things That I Like
                              2. Wrench
                              3. Fracture
                              4. New Liberty

                              Dead Kennedys

                              Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - 2024 Reissue

                                What more is there to say about this seminal album? A masterpiece o f tight, political American punk rock and a cornerstone album in any punk or hardcore collection.

                                Originally released in September 1980, ‘Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables’ has been certified Gold by the BPI and continues to be discovered and rediscovered by young and old alike.

                                Presented here on 180gm vinyl for the first time, this edition re - unites the album with the large poster that accompanied or iginal pressings, and also contains two 7” sleeve reproduction prints.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                SIDE ONE
                                1. KILL THE POOR
                                2. FORWARD TO DEATH
                                3. WHEN YA GET DRAFTED
                                4. LET’S LYNCH THE LANDLORD
                                5. DRUG ME
                                6. YOUR EMOTIONS
                                7. CHEMICAL WARFARE

                                SIDE TWO
                                1. CALIFORNIA UBER ALLES
                                2. I KILL CHILDREN
                                3. STEALING PEOPLE’S MAIL
                                4. FUNLAND AT THE BEACH
                                5. ILL IN THE HEAD
                                6. HOLIDAY IN CAMBODIA
                                7. VIVA LAS VEGAS

                                The Specials

                                More Specials - 2024 Repress

                                  The Specials were formed in Coventry in 1977. True innovators, the band began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude.

                                  The band’s second album ‘More Specials’ (UK No.5, 1980) was a change in musical direction to their debut. Less frenzied and hard-hitting, it was more musically adventurous and varied, bleaker lyrics reflecting British life at the time.

                                  This album has been digitally remastered from the original analogue stereo masters and the new vinyl cuts have been made using those new masters. Careful comparison was made to the first pressed copies of the original albums throughout the process to maintain the sound as the band had originally envisaged.

                                  The album features a classic cover of Carl Sigman and Conrad Magidson's 1940s chestnut ‘Enjoy Yourself’ and a brooding version of the same song featuring the Go-Go's.

                                  Includes: the rhythm & blues / 60s soul-style instrumental ‘Sock It to 'Em JB’ and the Mexican-flavoured ‘Holiday Fortnight’; the intriguing ‘International Jet Set’; the apocalyptic ‘Man at C&A’; the mournful, spaghetti western feel of ‘Stereotypes’; the emotional despair of ‘Do Nothing’ and the bright and breezy ‘Hey, Little Rich Girl’ (with fabulous sax solos from Madness' Lee Thompson).

                                  The immortal line from ‘Pearl's Cafe’ by Terry Hall and Bodysnatchers' Rhoda Dakar, sums up their own, and the country's frustration - ‘It's all a load of bollocks, and bollocks to it all’.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Enjoy Yourself
                                  Man At C&A
                                  Hey, Little Rich Girl
                                  Do Nothing
                                  Pearl's Cafe
                                  Sock It To 'em JB
                                  Stereotypes / Stereotypes - Pt.2
                                  Holiday Fortnight
                                  I Can't Stand It
                                  International Jet Set
                                  Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)

                                  Abba

                                  Waterloo - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                    The 50th anniversary of the band’s 2nd studio album.

                                    The album features the single ‘Waterloo’, the song which brought the band International fame and won the 1974 Eurovision Song Content in Brighton (UK).

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Disc 1 - Side A
                                    Waterloo - Swedish Version
                                    Sitting In The Palmtree
                                    King Kong Song
                                    Disc 1 - Side B
                                    Hasta Manana
                                    My Mama Said
                                    Dance (While The Music Still Goes On)
                                    Disc 2 - Side A
                                    Honey, Honey
                                    Watch Out
                                    What About Livingstone
                                    Disc 2 - Side B
                                    Gonna Sing You My Love Song
                                    Suzy-Hang-Around
                                    Waterloo

                                    Daweh Congo

                                    Human Rights & Justice - 2024 Reissue

                                    Daweh Congo has propelled himself to the forefront of conscious roots reggae with this album "Human Rights & Justice" originally released in 2000.

                                    "Human Rights & Justice" personifies the essence of Jah today. Daweh's voice and his righteous livications for Rastafari and Marcus Garvey often result in him being compared to the legendary Burning Spear.

                                    On "Human Rights & Justice", Daweh exalts his spirituality with such incantations as "Jah Is My Shepherd", "Wilderness", "Drums" and "Jah Mercy Seat". His cries for a better world can be heard on "One World", "Earth Running" and the title track. Daweh Congo recruited the formidable talents of Roots Radics, Jamaica’s premier in house studio band to lay the riddims that can be heard throughout this album. The heavy drum and bass lines from Style Scott and Flabba Holt, along with Daweh Congo’s mesmerizing voice have catapulted "Human Rights and Justice" to the number one position on IREGGAE.COM’s top ten albums for the month of May 2000.

                                    Born Rohan Graham in 1969, Daweh's father cut sides for Joe Gibbs and Lee Perry. Daweh recorded his first song "Breadwinner" for Alton Ellis. In 1995, he teamed up with Ocho Rios based producer and managing director Barry O'Hare, to record his first hit singles "Study Garvey" and "Coconut Chalice".

                                    Daweh Congo continues his spiritually charged and uplifting lyrics on "Human Rights & Justice". Produced by Gaylard Bravo, this album features 45 minutes of pure conscious reasonings that are sure to uplift the hearts and souls of roots music lovers all over the world.

                                    Thanks to Daniel from Ireggae.com for the liner notes.

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Matt says: Real tasty modern roots reggae record from Daweh Congo who pairs his unique vocal delivery with some heavy instrumentals. The message lands hard, and the grooves are rocking - this is primo grade tackle.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Human Rights & Justice
                                    A2. Big Bad Sound
                                    A3. Mercy Seat
                                    A4. Wilderness
                                    A5. One World

                                    B1. Earth Runnings
                                    B2. Jah Is My Sheperd
                                    B3. Drums
                                    B4. Another Day
                                    B5. Herb Tree

                                    The Ethiopians

                                    Engine 54 - 2024 Reissue

                                      Engine 54 is the debut studio album by The Ethiopians, who were one of Jamaica's best-loved harmony groups during the late ska, rocksteady and early reggae periods. Responsible for a significant number of hits between the mid-1960s and early 1970s, the group was also one of the first Jamaican acts to perform widely in Britain. Their debut album Engine 54 was originally released in 1968 and sounds far more rocksteady than ska, recorded with Tommy McCook and the Supersonics. Few if any other acts brought '60s soul and Jamaican rhythms together with such entrancing results.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Side A
                                      1. Engine 54
                                      2. My Love
                                      3. You Got The Dough
                                      4. Train To Skaville
                                      5. Give Me Your Love

                                      Side B
                                      1. Train To Glory
                                      2. Long Time Now
                                      3. Woman's World
                                      4. Unchanged Love
                                      5. Come On Now

                                      The Heptones

                                      Cool Rasta - 2024 Reissue

                                        Cool Rasta is an album by The Heptones, which consisted of Earl Morgan, Barry Llewellyn, and Leroy Sibbles. Brought up in the Trench Town area of Kingston, their first successful record was "Fatty Fatty", first released in 1966. Since then, they have had several hits including "Country Boy", "Mama Say" and "Book Of Rules". At the guiding hand of top producer, Harry Johnson they recorded Cool Rasta, which came out in 1976. The title track of the album is a typical example of The Heptones at their brilliant best.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. Cool Rasta
                                        2. Black On Black
                                        3. Peace And Harmony
                                        4. Do Good To Everyone
                                        5. Dreadlock

                                        Side B
                                        1. Suffering So
                                        2. Autalene
                                        3. Baga Boo
                                        4. Wah Go Home
                                        5. Over And Over

                                        Aki Takase Trio

                                        Song For Hope - 2024 Reissue

                                          BBE Music welcomes pianist Aki Takase to the J Jazz Masterclass reissue series, with her 1982 live album ‘Song for Hope’. A musician of poise and precision who has been a noted composer, performer and recording artist for over 40 years, Takase’s ‘Song for Hope’ continues BBE Music’s exploration of Japanese modern jazz from a golden period spanning the late 1960s to the mid-1980s. 

The ‘Song for Hope’ album is taken from a recording of Takase’s debut European performance taped in November 1981 at the Berlin Jazz Festival and was originally issued in 1982 by Enja Records, a key European jazz label founded in Munich 1971 by Matthias Winckelmann and Horst Weber. On Enja, Takase found herself labelmates with some of the world’s leading jazz pianists like Mal Waldron, Dollar Brand and Randy Weston, and she followed in the footsteps of other leading Japanese artists on the label such as Terumasa Hino and Yosuke Yamashita. The hypnotic title track was included on J Jazz vol. 3, and it features J Jazz stalwart Takeo Moriyama on drums, joined by Nobuyoshi Ino on bass. Moriyama’s career has been well documented on J Jazz vol. 1, and his sublime ‘East Plants’ album was reissued as part of the J Jazz Masterclass Series. Bassist Ino has been an active member of the Japanese jazz scene since the mid-1970s and has performed and recorded with many leading artists and groups including Fumio Itabashi, Masahiko Togashi, Hiromasa Suzuki, Masaru Imada and Masayuki Takayanagi.

Aki Takase was born in Osaka in 1948 and began playing piano aged 3. Raised in Tokyo, she studied classical music at the Toho Gakuen Academy, and her musical interests developed from a starting point in classical, before going on to encompass contemporary music and jazz. Among the first jazz compositions she explored were works by Charles Mingus and Ornette Coleman and, in 1972, she moved to New York, working with, among others, Lester Bowie, John Zorn and Dave Liebman. 

She recorded her debut album for Seven Seas/King Records in 1978 and appeared on some key J Jazz album such as Yoshio Ikeda’s ‘Sketches of my Life’ and Seiichi Nakamura’s ‘Wolf’s Theme’. Takase has lived in Berlin since 1987 and is married to German pianist and composer Alexander von Schlippenbach, with whom she records and performs, sometimes as part of the Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra. She has also performed and recorded extensively with many other leading figures in contemporary jazz and improvised music including David Murray, Fred Frith, Evan Parker, and Maria João. The J Jazz Masterclass Series is curated by Tony Higgins and Mike Peden for BBE Music.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Monologue
                                          2. Song For Hope
                                          3. Minerva's Owl
                                          4. Mountain Forest

                                          Fu Manchu

                                          Go For It... Live! - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                            To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band’s debut live double album, Fu Manchu is releasing the first ever repress of Go For It…Live!, which has been out of print since the original pressing. The 22 song release was recorded on the band’s 2002 California Crossing World Tour, which marked the debut of drummer Scott Reeder. Fu Manchu is renowned for their live performances and this set doesn’t disappoint, with incendiary renditions of fan favorites such as: “Hell On Wheels,” “Mongoose,” “King Of The Road,” “Evil Eye” and their always requested cover of “Godzilla.” As AllMusic.com said, “Go for It...Live! is an absolute must for those enamored by Fu Manchu's buzzy sound, and a great introduction for those curious about a band woefully ignored by radio stations and video channels.”

                                            This limited edition vinyl run of 2000 units has one LP pressed on Neon Yellow and the other on Neon Orange vinyl and is packaged in a gatefold sleeve with brand new artwork including never before seen photos of the band and flyers from the associated tour along with printed dust sleeves with additional new images. This new pressing has been specifically remastered for vinyl by Carl Saff for optimum fidelity. 

                                            The limited edition 1000 unit CD run also features the updated art and a digital specific remaster. 

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            LP1
                                            1. “Hell On Wheels”
                                            2. “Laserbl’ast!”
                                            3. “Asphalt Risin’”
                                            4. “Mongoose”
                                            5. “Downtown In Dogtown”
                                            6. “Boogie Van”
                                            7. “Tilt”
                                            8. “Ojo Rojo”
                                            9. “Strato-Streak”
                                            10. “King Of The Road”
                                            11. “Anodizer”

                                            LP2
                                            1. “Evil Eye”
                                            2. “Hang On”
                                            3. “Wurkin’”
                                            4. “California Crossing”
                                            5. “Over The Edge”
                                            6. “Regal Begal”
                                            7. “Godzilla”
                                            8. “Superbird”
                                            9. “Weird Beard”
                                            10. “Squash That Fly”
                                            11. “Saturn III”

                                            Bochum Welt

                                            Module 2 - 2024 Reissue

                                              28 years after its initial limited pressing on Aphex Twin’s REPHLEX label, BMG are proud to re-issue this much loved and highly sought after record from electronic artist Bochum Welt. Here we present the glorious original Module 2 album with all eight tracks from the 1996 release and add to it five previously unreleased tracks including two live in London performances.

                                              The packaging retains the wonderful and quirky original artwork inspired by the revolutionary Commodore Vic20 computer with a distinctive 8-bit graphics feel. Indeed the back panel of the sleeve features a list of type-in program commands that will run on the old Commodore machine and generate the tracklist on-screen.


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1: Mechanique
                                              A2: Radiopropulsive
                                              A3: Path
                                              A4: Avtomaticesk
                                              A5: Extra Life
                                              A6: B2 (Live | London 96)*
                                              B1: Asteroids Over Berlin
                                              B2: Mechanique (Live At The Rocket - London)*
                                              B3: Electro 1 (Knightsbridge Mix)
                                              B4: Lunakhod
                                              B5: Extra Life (Take 2)*
                                              B6: That's Mutuality
                                              B7: Over Time
                                              (*previously Unreleased)

                                              Sonic Youth

                                              Walls Have Ears - 2024 Reissue

                                                Culled from three 1985 gigs in the UK during a transitional and transcendent time in the band’s story, Sonic Youth’s The Walls Have Ears appeared / disappeared as a 2LP set in 1986, not just a live album but an artful tapestry full of live experimentation with songs, between-song tape segues, darkness, humor and audio verité. It’s now issued for the first time officially under the band’s auspices.

                                                The ’85 shows were the second time the band appeared on UK soil, Brits now getting juiced to the mythos of the emerging guitar-slinging American independent underground; an art / punk band from NYC sporting casual attitudes and tees sporting Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, and Prince made some good press copy on top of their bludgeoning stage appearance. Paul Smith of the newly-founded Blast First label acted as an overseas diplomatic envoy for Sonic Youth through their SST years as well as issuing their classic 1988 Daydream Nation outside the USA. However the Smith-produced ‘bootleg’ of their ’85 UK gigs surfaced much to everyone’s surprise, just before EVOL was to be released. It turned out to be a marker of the group’s dissatisfaction that ultimately led to the release’s deletion, and the band and Smith parting ways after Daydream.

                                                In this 2LP set brimming with primitive classics like ‘The Burning Spear,’ ‘Death Valley 69,’ and ‘I’m Insane’ (uncredited on sleeve), segues and live guitar changes ooze together threaded by Madonna tapes and vocal loops off the board (somewhat a necessity for distraction until the band had a full fledged stage crew to prepare guitars). The first two sides of Walls are massive, cavernous, with newly-drafted drummer Steve Shelley. SY tear it up especially on one trash-fi excerpt of ‘Blood On Brighton Beach’ (actually ‘Making The Nature Scene’) from a legendary outdoor gig November 8th where [Thurston] Moore, [Kim] Gordon and [Lee] Ranaldo’s guitars treble-blast dissonant shockwaves over the black-stoned beach of Quadrophenia fame.

                                                The record’s second slab spotlights an April 1985 at London’s Hammersmith Palais and was one of the final appearances live of Bob Bert on drums, again featuring some molten takes on ‘Brother James,’ ‘Flower’ (listed as ‘The Word (E.V.O.L.)’), and others. This document remains an essential representation of some lean and mean years of the quartet’s throttling march out into the world.” 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. C.B.
                                                2. Green Love
                                                3. Brother James
                                                4. Kill Yr. Idols
                                                5. “Mad” Groove
                                                6. I Love Her (All The Time)
                                                7. Expressway To Yr. Skull
                                                8. Spahn Ranch Dance
                                                9. “Blood On Brighton Beach”
                                                10. Burning Spear
                                                11. Death Valley ’69
                                                12. Speed JAMC
                                                13. Ghost Bitch
                                                14. World Looks Red
                                                15. The Word (E.V.O.L)
                                                16. Brother Jam-Z
                                                17. Killed And Kicked Off

                                                Fields Of The Nephilim

                                                Elizium - Expanded Deluxe Edition

                                                  Formed in 1984, Fields of the Nephilim is the creation of vocalist and front man Carl McCoy. Highly influential, especially in the world of goth, but also within the metal and electronic genres, their legacy endures to this day. You can hear their influence on bands like Swans, Godspeed! You Black Emperor, Explosions In The Sky, Wolves in The Throne Room, Behemoth and more. The band’s unique sound, an apocalyptic fusion of Victorian underworld meets Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western, had an appearance to match (wide-brimmed hats, long duster coats and cowboy boots, usually black and smothered in white flour as a substitute for dust), and set them apart from their contemporaries. Elizium is one of their most beautiful albums and considered by many to be their best. As The Quietus wrote, “it was both their most accessible and their most experimental work, concluding and consolidating the Nephilim’s five-year shamanic journey. Lead-off single and opening track ‘For Her Light’ featured a lengthy mid- section that anticipated the apocalyptic post-rock of Godspeed! You Black Emperor (unsurprisingly, it failed to chart), and the album featured some of the band’s hardest rock in the wah-overload of ‘Submission,’ as well as further incorporating dance elements – more successfully and organically than many of their peers, it must be said - on second single ‘Sumerland’.” Louder Sound also called “Sumerland” their “greatest ever track”.

                                                  Beggars Arkive is happy to announce a double vinyl expanded deluxe reissue of Fields Of Nephilim's third highly acclaimed album Elizium, released by Beggars Banquet in 1990. The album has been expanded onto a double LP for audio clarity and contains 4 bonus tracks. Recorded and produced by Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson, the audio is via analogue transfer to 96khz/24 bit by John Dent at Loud, with vinyl mastering by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  A1. (Dead But Dreaming)
                                                  A2. For Her Light
                                                  A3. At The Gates Of Silent Memory
                                                  A4. (Paradise Regained)
                                                  B1. Submission
                                                  B2. Sumerland (What Dreams May Come)
                                                  C1. Wail Of Sumer
                                                  C2. And There Will Your Heart Be Also
                                                  C3. Sumerland -Single Version *
                                                  D1. For Her Light -Two *
                                                  D2. Submission Two -The Dub Posture *
                                                  D3. Sumerland -Dreamed Version *

                                                  * Bonus Tracks

                                                  Mr. Scruff

                                                  Ninja Tuna - 2024 Reissue

                                                    As a DJ, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff plays across the board, flitting between soul, funk, hip hop, jazz, reggae, latin, african, ska, disco, house, funk, breaks, soundtracks and loads more. As a producer he makes music that draws on these influences, with a large dose of cheek and good humour.

                                                    16 years since the release of his classic album “Ninja Tuna”, the record will be released for the first time on vinyl in the form of a deluxe 3LP black biovinyl housed in a greyboard gatefold sleeve and featuring infinity peelable tuna sticker on the cover.



                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    A1. Test The Sound (Extended Version)
                                                    A2. Music Takes Me Up (with Alice Russell)
                                                    A3. Donkey Ride (with Quantic)
                                                    B1. Hairy Bumpercress
                                                    B2. Whiplash
                                                    B3. Nice Up The Function (with Roots Manuva)
                                                    C1. Bang The Floor (with Danny Breaks)
                                                    C2. Get On Down
                                                    C3. Hold On (with Andreya Triana)
                                                    D1. Give Up To Get
                                                    D2. Kalimba
                                                    D3. Zen (with Skuff & Inja)
                                                    E1. This Way (with Pete Simpson)
                                                    E2. Stockport Carnival
                                                    E3. Fix That Speaker
                                                    F1. Bunch Of Keys (LP Edit)
                                                    F2. Rocking Chair
                                                    F3. Nice Up The Function (Remix Instrumental)

                                                    Pete Jolly

                                                    Seasons - 2024 Reissue

                                                      Organic, electric, freeform. Pete Jolly's Seasons is comprised of melodies and textures composed live and without pretense—its grooves contain a complete and divine listening experience that surpasses all others of the era in which it was originally released, coming as close to transcendent musical meditation incarnate as one could possibly imagine. Seasons is an unsung masterpiece of ensemble groove and stellar musicianship, equally unsurpassed and inspired in its quiet excellence.

                                                      While Seasons never had significant commercial success upon its release, it has since amassed a cult following, leading collectors to pay top dollar for copies of the rare record. Out of print since 1971, it has only been reissued once on CD.

                                                      In his liner notes accompanying this release, Dave Segal puts the album’s massive demand in perspective: “British label owner Jonny Trunk put up an original pressing of the LP for sale for an undisclosed but large sum on Instagram in January 2023, and it sold in five minutes. With Seasons back in circulation, maybe Pete Jolly will finally gain the broader audience that his phenomenal skills merit,” writes Segal. “If nothing else, it serves as a valuable lesson to artists: venturing outside of your comfort zone can bring the most interesting, enduring results.”

                                                      Remastered from the original analog master tapes by Kevin Gray at Coherent Mastering, this record not only foreshadows the roots of hip-hop but manages to embody the richness of a full album listening experience that few records can offer. Its timeless appeal is rare—and its dynamic range sets it apart as an album that straddles both the jazz and pop worlds in a way that almost no others can. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the changing and complex colors of Seasons for the first time ever since its initial release.


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Leaves
                                                      Younger Than Springtime
                                                      Bees
                                                      Rainbows
                                                      Plummer Park
                                                      Springs
                                                      Seasons
                                                      Sand Storm
                                                      Autumn Festival
                                                      Prairie Road
                                                      The Indian's Summer
                                                      Pete Jolly

                                                      Nico

                                                      The Marble Index - 2024 Reissue

                                                        Nico's second solo album, 1968's 'The Marble Index', has long been out of print. This reissue includes audio mastered from the original tapes and previously unreleased photos of Nico by Guy Webster.

                                                        Nico's haunting vocals predicted the Gothic movement and co-producer and Velvet Underground's band mate John Cale's startingly modern classical production ensured 'The Marble Index's timeless appeal. The iconic music journalist Lester Bangs wrote, “The Marble Index is the greatest piece of 'avant-garde classical', 'serious' music of the last half of the 20th century so far,” and the New Yorker recently hailed both records as “austere miracles of will and invention.” 

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Janitor Of Lunacy
                                                        2. The Falconer
                                                        3. My Only Child
                                                        4. Le Petit Chevalier
                                                        5. Abschied
                                                        6. Afraid
                                                        7. Mütterlein
                                                        8. All That Is My Own

                                                        Nico

                                                        Desertshore - 2024 Reissue

                                                          Nico's third solo album, 1970's 'Desertshore', has long been out of print. This reissue includes audio mastered from the original tapes and previously unreleased photos of Nico by Guy Webster.

                                                          1970's 'Desertshore', co-produced by her Velvet Underground band mate John Cale, like much of Nico's early work, has grown in stature with the passing of time, and alongside 'Chelsea Girl' as some of her most accessible work.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Janitor Of Lunacy
                                                          2. The Falconer
                                                          3. My Only Child
                                                          4. Le Petit Chevalier
                                                          5. Abschied
                                                          6. Afraid
                                                          7. Mütterlein
                                                          8. All That Is My Own

                                                          Cymande

                                                          Cymande - 2024 Remastered Edition

                                                            With the release of their self-titled debut album in 1972, Cymande emerged as innovators of the black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic touches, and American-style funk into a unique sound they’ve since dubbed as “Nyah-rock.” While they were embraced in the US, back home they were largely ignored and soon forgotten by a music business beset by prejudice against homegrown black talent.

                                                            Cymande split in 1975 after releasing three albums in quick succession, but their music lived on as successive generations of artists and fans found and embraced their songs. Their far-reaching influence can be heard in the countless samples taken from their music over the last four decades, from pioneering DJs like DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, to De La Soul, The Wu-Tang Clan, Gang Starr, EPMD, Sugar Hill Gang, Fatboy Slim, and The Fugees -- to name a few. They stand today as one of the most revered and sampled bands in the history of Hip Hop, House, and Dance.

                                                            ‘Cymande’ features several of the band’s best known - and oft-sampled - classics like “Dove,” “The Message” and more.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            A1 Zion I
                                                            A2 One More
                                                            A3 Getting It Back
                                                            A4 Listen
                                                            A5 Rickshaw
                                                            B1 Dove
                                                            B2 Bra
                                                            B3 The Message
                                                            B4 Rastafarian Folk Song

                                                            The Fall

                                                            Live At St. Helens Technical College '81 - 2024 Repress

                                                              "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

                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                              Barry says: Well look at this. It's a Fall live recording, which is obviously superb but it's also presented by Castle Face records, who have a superb reputation for bringing lovely vinyl packages that sound great. If you like The Fall, then this really is a no-brainer.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Blob ’59
                                                              Prole Art Threat
                                                              Jawbone And The Air Rifle
                                                              Middle Mass
                                                              Rowche Rumble
                                                              An Older Lover
                                                              City Hobgoblins
                                                              Leave The Capitol
                                                              The NWRA
                                                              Gramme Friday
                                                              Fit And Working Again
                                                              Muzorewi’s Daughter
                                                              Slates, Slags, Etc

                                                              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. 


                                                                Soulwax

                                                                Nite Versions - [PIAS] 40 Edition

                                                                  Embark on a sonic odyssey with Soulwax’s electrifying masterpiece, ‘Nite Versions’, a genreblurring marvel that transcends the boundaries of electronic music.

                                                                  Released in 2005, this iconic album seamlessly fuses elements of rock, electro and dance, creating a pulsating experience that captivates from start to finish.

                                                                  Anchored by the Dewaele brothers’ visionary production, ‘Nite Versions’ elevates the concept of remixing to an art form, transforming the band’s own tracks into a collection of club-ready anthems.

                                                                  The result is an album that not only stands as a testament to Soulwax’s groundbreaking talent but also as a pivotal moment in the evolution of electronic music.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Teachers
                                                                  Miserable Girl
                                                                  E Talking
                                                                  Slow Dance
                                                                  I Love Techno
                                                                  Krack
                                                                  Accidents And Compliments
                                                                  Compute
                                                                  NY Lipps (Kawazaki Dub)
                                                                  Another Excuse (DFA Remix)

                                                                  Creation Rebel

                                                                  Close Encounters Of The Third World - 2024 Reissue

                                                                    A sublime set of roots, vocal and dubbed out instrumental magic, Close Encounters Of The Third World is a real lost gem in the treasure-filled Creation Rebel back catalogue. A true cross-atlantic collaboration - initial rhythm tracks were laid down in London in 1978, with horns and vocals overdubbed at Channel One in Jamaica, before bandleader Crucial Tony returned to London with the tapes for the album to be mixed by a visiting Prince Jammy.

                                                                    Originally released on pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun, and the second album released by the group chronologically. Unavailable for 45 years, it has been carefully pieced back together, for this new edition featuring extended 12” discomix versions of “Beware” and “Natty Conscience Free”, re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery. Includes new sleevenotes by reggae scholar David Katz that tells the story of the album in full, plus download card

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Know Yourself
                                                                    2. Conspiring
                                                                    3. Beware
                                                                    4. Dangerous And Deadly
                                                                    5. Shouldn’t Do That
                                                                    6. Creation Fever
                                                                    7. Natty Conscience Free
                                                                    8. Joyful Noise

                                                                    Creation Rebel

                                                                    Rebel Vibrations - 2024 Reissue

                                                                      A rare early album by Creation Rebel back in print for the first time since 1979. Rebel Vibrations was originally issued by the pre-On-U Sound label Hitrun. The rhythms stem from one of the first recording sessions organised by maverick producer Adrian Sherwood, taking advantage of ace Jamaican drummer Lincoln “Style” Scott, sticksman for the Roots Radics, visiting the UK for the first time.

                                                                      Pairing him up with UK-based players such as Crucial Tony, Lizard Logan, Doctor Pablo and Clifton Morrison, the result is a set of tough and uncompromising dub tunes, or as Sherwood describes it: “a structure of suppressed rhythms and unique possibilities in sonic space.” Re-cut by Frank Merritt at The Carvery for maximum dynamics. Includes printed inner sleeve with liner notes and archival photo, plus download card for the full album.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Rebel Vibration
                                                                      2. Jungle Affair
                                                                      3. Hunger And Strife
                                                                      4. Ian Smith Rock (Dub)
                                                                      5. Diverse Doctor
                                                                      6. Mountain Melody
                                                                      7. Black Lion Dub
                                                                      8. Doctor’s Remedy

                                                                      Creation Rebel

                                                                      Psychotic Jonkanoo - 2024 Reissue

                                                                        First time available on vinyl since 1982. Psychotic Jonkanoo was the sixth Creation Rebel album in three years, originally licensed to the post-punk oriented Glaswegian label Statik. Another solid set of killer dub, albeit less instrumentally inclined than their previous efforts and more focussed on militant-style conscious chants. Bandleader Crucial Tony was aided on the vocal front by harmonies from other group members, in a style reminiscent of Black Uhuru, plus the occasional guest such as John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited providing backing harmony (!) on “Mother Don’t Cry”, and the legendary Deadly Headley Bennett adding saxophone to the opening track.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. The Dope
                                                                        2. African Space
                                                                        3. Chatti Mouth / Threat To Creation
                                                                        4. Highest Degree
                                                                        5. Mother Don’t Cry
                                                                        6. Yuk Up
                                                                        7. Drum Talk

                                                                        The Triffids

                                                                        Born Sandy Devotional - 2024 Repress

                                                                          Immerse yourself in the genre-defying brilliance of The Triffids’ ‘Born Sandy Devotional’.

                                                                          This 1986 masterpiece seamlessly blends folk, rock, and post-punk, creating an unforgettable sonic experience.

                                                                          The haunting vocals of David McComb, coupled with lush instrumentals, make each track a journey through atmospheric landscapes.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          The Seabirds
                                                                          Estuary Bed
                                                                          Chicken Killer
                                                                          Tarrilup Bridge
                                                                          Lonely Stretch
                                                                          Wide Open Road
                                                                          Life Of Crime
                                                                          Personal Things
                                                                          Stolen Property
                                                                          Tender Is The Night (The Long Fidelity)

                                                                          The Cure

                                                                          Paris - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                            The Cure’s 30th anniversary re-issue of ‘Paris’ has now been expanded with the addition of 2 Previously Unreleased Live tracks “Shake Dog Shake” and “Hot Hot Hot!!!”

                                                                            ‘Paris’: 2LP Live set was recorded at Le Zenith de Paris in October 1992: Released October 1993

                                                                            Includes the singles “Lovesong”, “Catch”, “A Letter To Elise”, “Charlotte Sometimes”, “Close To Me” and fan favourite “Play For Today”

                                                                            Remastered by Robert Smith and Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, London.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1CD
                                                                            Shake Dog Shake
                                                                            The Figurehead
                                                                            Play For Today
                                                                            At Night
                                                                            In Your House
                                                                            One Hundred Years
                                                                            Apart
                                                                            Lovesong
                                                                            A Letter To Elise
                                                                            Catch
                                                                            Charlotte Sometimes
                                                                            Dressing Up
                                                                            Close To Me
                                                                            Hot Hot Hot!!!

                                                                            2LP Black Vinyl
                                                                            Side One
                                                                            Shake Dog Shake
                                                                            The Figurehead
                                                                            Play For Today

                                                                            Side Two
                                                                            At Night
                                                                            In Your House
                                                                            One Hundred Years

                                                                            Side Three
                                                                            Apart
                                                                            Lovesong
                                                                            A Letter To Elise

                                                                            Side Four
                                                                            Catch
                                                                            Charlotte Sometimes
                                                                            Dressing Up
                                                                            Close To Me
                                                                            Hot Hot Hot!!!

                                                                            Butthole Surfers

                                                                            Psychic…. Powerless…. Another Man’s Sac - 2024 Remaster

                                                                              "The Surfers' Touch and Go debut remains their highlight for many fans, an inspired blast of ugly noise, knowing idiocy, drugged-out insanity and some backhanded surprises. Haynes is still relatively interpretable here; the vocal distortions are only on a few songs, like the opening "Concubine," and what one can't quite understand one can still sense. The band's self-production brings out the mighty rumbles of drummers Coffey and Nervosa and Leary's avant-junkyard guitar work with clarity and a big, thick punch. Leary begins with screwy blues and gentle strums, then cranks up the amps and lets fly. The band also officially recorded their semi-theme song "Butthole Surfer," after which they were accidentally named; the bizarro backing vocals and sudden sped-up shifts at the end are just part of the oddities on display. "Negro Observer" is one of the most straightforward, calmest songs of the bunch, and even that's saying something, with Haynes going off about the title characters -- described as aliens coming to "count heads in singles bars" -- like a barely stable street crazy, insane laughter and all. When it comes to full-on craziness, though, nothing beats the obscene "Lady Sniff," which sounds like an amped-up blues act fronted by a 100-year-old man, and the hallucinatory "Mexican Caravan," with Haynes raving about "that heroin BROWN!" The nods to rock history are subtle but present, from the Black Sabbath-quoting (specifically "Children of the Grave") opening rhythm of "Dum Dum" to the fried Tex/Mex-ranting of "Gary Floyd," written about the legendary Dicks bandleader. However, The Surfers' crazy blend is completely distinctive, taking punk and the inspiration of their acid-addled Texas forebears to new heights" - Allmusic.

                                                                              Now remastered under supervision from the group.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Concubine
                                                                              Eye Of The Chicken
                                                                              Dum Dum
                                                                              Woly Boly
                                                                              Butthole Surfer
                                                                              Lady Sniff
                                                                              Cherub
                                                                              Mexican Caravan
                                                                              Cowboy Bob
                                                                              Gary Floyd

                                                                              Butthole Surfers

                                                                              Rembrandt Pussyhorse - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                "Everything seems to start almost normally on Pussyhorse with "Creep in the Cellar," even with the rather gone violin line -- Haynes is intelligible, the piano part is quiet serene. Then again, Haynes is talking about the creep in question doing things like taking off his skin, so clearly all is still at least somewhat tweaked in Surferland. The rest of the album makes that pretty clear; if not quite as strong as Psychic...Powerless, Pussyhorse is still a strong slice of homegrown art/psychedelia gone to a murky hell. Gentler songs like "Sea Ferring" still have a distinct queasiness to them, its sea chanty feeling undercut by the nagging bassline and Haynes' yelps. When the group goes totally nuts, as on a drum-blasting, squiggly voiced cover of the Guess Who's "American Woman" that makes the later Lenny Kravitz version seem like the redundant slice of nostalgia it is, no prisoners are taken. "Perry" is another definite nutter, with Haynes or somebody talking about this and that to his "baby" over a slow, organ-heavy groove. This said, the trick about Pussyhorse, and arguably why it's slightly lesser than Psychic...Powerless, is its overall subtlety in comparison. Things are more dark and gloomy throughout, downright gothic, even, with the organ start and whispery lyrics of "Strangers Die Everyday" being a good example. Leary keeps his playing low and strange throughout, fitting in with new bassist Pinkus rather well as a result. Get past the slight surprise of not always hearing the Surfers going near-all out most of the time, though, and Pussyhorse is still mighty fine, whether talking about the drony guitar weirdness opening "Whirling Hall of Knives" or the echo-treated reprise of "In the Cellar."" - Allmusic.

                                                                                Now remastered under supervision from the group.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Creep In The Cellar
                                                                                Sea Ferring
                                                                                American Woman
                                                                                Waiting For Jimmy To Kick
                                                                                Strangers Die Everyday
                                                                                Perry
                                                                                Whirling Hall Of Knives
                                                                                Mark Says Alright
                                                                                In The Cellar

                                                                                Butthole Surfers

                                                                                Live PCPPEP - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                  Seven songs performed live and naked by these slightly off-kilter Texan envelope pushers. Remember: before Pepper, there was an entire decade that the band probably doesn't even recall, but damn, was it good for the rest of us! Recorded at the Meridean in San Antonio, TX in 1984. 

                                                                                  Now remastered under supervision from the group.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Cowboy Bob
                                                                                  Bar-B-Q Pope
                                                                                  Dance Of The Cobras
                                                                                  The Shah Sleeps In Lee Harvey's Grave
                                                                                  Wichita Cathedral
                                                                                  Hey
                                                                                  Something

                                                                                  Royksopp

                                                                                  The Inevitable End - 2024 Repress

                                                                                    An essential 2024 purple vinyl repress of 'The Inevitable End', Royksopp's second album release in the space of 6 months, following the critically acclaimed mini album 'Do It Again' with fellow Scandinavian legend Robyn. 'The Inevitable End' is their most personal album to date and features Jamie McDermott (The Irrepressibles), Ryan James (Man Without Country), Norwegian singer songwriter Susanne Sundfor and Robyn. Having now created five complete bodies of work, the pair feel like the future is open to being more experimental with how they share their music.

                                                                                    Opening track 'Skulls' feels like classic Royksopp - all squelchy bass lines, filtered synths and vocodered, yet soulful vocals - the album also takes in sophisticated, delicate heartbreak on the Man Without Country collaboration 'Sordid Affair'; odd, shape-shifting ambience on the Robyn-featuring 'Rong'; bouncing electro pop on the deceptively upbeat 'Save Me' and the deliriously sad, cry-on-the-dance floor classic, 'I Had This Thing'.

                                                                                    Soulsavers

                                                                                    20 - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                      Soulsavers announce the 20th anniversary reworking of their 2003 debut record, ‘Tough Guys Don’t Dance’.

                                                                                      Remixed, remastered and with new artwork, ‘20’ is being reissued with a very special edition red vinyl pressing and is also available on streaming services for the first time.

                                                                                      The record features Josh Haden of the band Spain, who was then fresh from releasing his own debut record, the ‘Blue Moods Of Spain’. Recorded between the band’s home in England and Haden’s base in Los Angeles, the record was made using all vintage electronic equipment.

                                                                                      The music showcases more of the band’s love for Harmonia and Neu but is still rooted with a heavy influence of the cinematic sound of Ennio Morricone that would develop more with each record over the next two decades.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1 Cabin Fever
                                                                                      2 Rumblefish
                                                                                      3 San Quentin Blues
                                                                                      4 Down So Low
                                                                                      1 Closer
                                                                                      2 Love
                                                                                      3 Down For The Count
                                                                                      4 Precious Time
                                                                                      5 Untitled #9

                                                                                      Kings Of Convenience

                                                                                      Quiet Is The New Loud - 2024 Repress

                                                                                        Indulge in the timeless charm of Kings Of Convenience’s debut masterpiece, ‘Quiet Is The New Loud’, available as a gatefold reissue. Immerse yourself in the delicate harmonies and introspective lyrics that define this modern classic.

                                                                                        ‘Winning A Battle, Losing The War’ sets the tone of the album, a melancholic yet uplifting ballad that captures the essence of longing and resilience. ‘Toxic Girl’ captivates with its poignant lyrics and soothing melodies, exploring the complexities of love with grace.

                                                                                        With its blend of acoustic guitars, heartfelt vocals, and poetic storytelling, ‘Quiet Is the New Loud’ invites you on a journey of introspection and connection.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Winning A Battle, Losing The War
                                                                                        Toxic Girl
                                                                                        Singing Softly To Me
                                                                                        I Don't Know What I Can Save You From
                                                                                        Failure
                                                                                        The Weight Of My Words
                                                                                        The Girl From Back Then
                                                                                        Leaning Against The Wall
                                                                                        Little Kids
                                                                                        Summer On The West Hill
                                                                                        The Passenger
                                                                                        Parallel Lines

                                                                                        Martin Rev

                                                                                        Martin Rev - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                          In the beginning. Martin Rev's eponymous debut solo record was released in 1980, not long after the second Suicide LP appeared. It is one of the most seminal albums to have emerged in the early years of electronic music.

                                                                                          Tycho

                                                                                          Awake - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                            What we said about the album on it's initial release:

                                                                                            For over a decade, Tycho has been known as the musical alias of Scott Hansen, but with the release of Awake – his second LP for Ghostly International – the solo project evolved into a three-piece band. Relating closer to post-rock than ambient soundscapes, the record is situated in the present, sounding more like Hansen than drawing from his influences. This is, in many ways, the first true Tycho record.

                                                                                            Following 2011’s Dive LP, the San Francisco-based designer toured extensively, and with a full band on stage, his sound coalesced into a percussive, organic whole. Zac Brown (guitars, bass) rejoined Scott on the road for this tour, but it was the particular addition of Rory O’Connor’s live drumming that ultimately sent Hansen back to the studio with a more precise vision. “After the tour, I decided that I wanted to capture the more energetic, driven sound of the live show on the next album,” Hansen recalls. Bringing musicians into Tycho’s creative process was a step towards expanding his own songwriting and advancing the project beyond its current sound.

                                                                                            In a cabin near Tahoe last winter, Zac and Scott began fleshing out the structure of the new record, but it wasn’t until they set up shop in the hills of Santa Cruz with Rory that it all fell into place. “It crystallized the vision of how the drums would come to the forefront on this record,” says Hansen. The sound was much more stripped-down and concise with more organic instruments in the fold. Songs like “Montana” and “Awake” are a departure from Tycho’s previous material – unique to the group effort poured into the songs on the new record – while “See” and “Dye” echo ideas from previous works, bridging a middle ground between the old and new. Working with Count Eldridge, who also engineered Dive, the team could fixate on the pulses that Tycho might previously layer under synthesizers and exhume them with distinct bass and guitar patterns.

                                                                                            Also known for his design work as ISO50, Hansen’s visual and sonic efforts have dovetailed throughout the course of his career. “This is the first time in my life I've dropped everything to focus on one artistic pursuit,” notes Hansen. Previous Tycho releases came to fruition when an amalgam of songs were nearing completion, but Awake is where music becomes the focus and true expression becomes the result.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. Awake
                                                                                            2. Montana
                                                                                            3. L
                                                                                            4. Dye
                                                                                            5. See
                                                                                            6. Apogee
                                                                                            7. Spectre
                                                                                            8. Plains

                                                                                            Wham!

                                                                                            Fantastic - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                              George and Andrew's debut album is chock full of pop gems, including Young Guns (Go For It), Wham Rap, Bad Boys and Club Tropicana.

                                                                                              Wham!

                                                                                              Make It Big - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                With their second album, Wham continued their rise to pop stardom. It includes not just some of their biggest hits, but some of the biggest hits of the 80's; Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom and Careless Whisper.

                                                                                                Randy Rice mixed accoustic singer-songwriter songs with electrifying acid guitar in his marvellous privately pressed double album from 1974. Offered here in a much needed reissue so you do not have to spend over a grand for an original copy.

                                                                                                Housed in it's original minimalist hand made artwork with the little upgrade twist of silk-screen printing.

                                                                                                · First ever vinyl reissue of ultra rare privately pressed double LP!

                                                                                                · Remastered sound!

                                                                                                · Reproductions of the two original inserts!

                                                                                                · Plus a new one with liner notes by Randy Rice himself sharing his memories of the recording!

                                                                                                I was between the ages of 18 and 20 when I wrote the 22 songs found on To Anyone Who Ever Laughed at Someone Else. They express the thoughts and frustrations, hopes and fears of a young man coming of age in a world that was full of upheaval and transformation. I was a product of that period in America we call the sixties—those years between the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963 and the resignation of President Richard Nixon in August 1974. In fact, this record was released that same month Nixon resigned. Over the next five years, I toured the country as an acoustic artist performing at clubs, coffeehouses and colleges. During that time, I watched the idealism and social consciousness of the sixties slowly fade away. In its place emerged a cynicism and materialism that still seems to be with us so many years later. More than anything else, I think To Anyone Who Ever Laughed at Someone Else is a time capsule that speaks to us from a past era. A period when, above all other things, we asked questions. We questioned our country, we questioned our faith, we questioned the very purpose of life itself. I am very excited to bring those questions and these songs to a new generation on a new continent. Special thanks to my friends Jordi Segura of Wah Wah Records who took the initiative to release this 50th Anniversary Re-issue of To Anyone Who Ever Laughed at Someone Else and Michel Veenstra Klinkhamer, who introduced us.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Side A (1 / 4):
                                                                                                A1.Hello
                                                                                                A2. Mr. Dumpty, Before The Fall
                                                                                                A3.The Song
                                                                                                A4.Mrs.Bitch
                                                                                                A5.Students From Marian Catholic High School
                                                                                                A6.Will You Still Love Me When You're Twenty-One
                                                                                                A7.To Anyone Who's Ever Laughed At Someone Else

                                                                                                Side B (2 / 4):
                                                                                                B1.The Other Day
                                                                                                B2.SPQR Part 1 - I Wish That Fly Would Land So I Could Swat Him
                                                                                                B3.SPQR Part 2 - Sorry
                                                                                                B4.SPQR Part 3 - My Last Question
                                                                                                B5.SPQR Part 4 - Gosh, Darn, Golly Gee, Or Those Canadians Can Sure Tell It Like It Is
                                                                                                B6.SPQR Part 5 - All American Girl
                                                                                                B7.SPQR Part 6 - Let Me Grow

                                                                                                Side C (3 / 4):
                                                                                                C1.For Me, For You
                                                                                                C2.The New Testament, Or A Good Samaritan Will Never Jew You · Matthew: Love Means Never
                                                                                                Having To Say You're Happy
                                                                                                C3.The New Testament, Or A Good Samaritan Will Never Jew You · Mark: Jesus Was A Capricorn, But
                                                                                                Then So Am I
                                                                                                C4.The New Testament, Or A Good Samaritan Will Never Jew You · Luke: Morning Meditation
                                                                                                C5.The New Testament, Or A Good Samaritan Will Never Jew You · John: Mother Mary, Let Me Be
                                                                                                C6.The New Testament, Or A Good Samaritan Will Never Jew You · Fred: Post-Mortem Dirge

                                                                                                Side D (4 / 4):
                                                                                                D1.Everyday People Revisited
                                                                                                D2.Filler Song
                                                                                                D3.The Continuing Story Of A Square Peg In A Round Hole Part 1: The Ballad Of Uthage
                                                                                                D4. The Continuing Story Of A Square Peg In A Round Hole Part 2: I Think It's Time For Me To Get
                                                                                                Out Of Here
                                                                                                D5.The Continuing Story Of A Square Peg In A Round Hole Part 3: Footnote To The Preceding Nineteen Songs, And Is It Really Necessary
                                                                                                D6.The Continuing Story Of A Square Peg In A Round Hole Part 4: I Hope I Always See You
                                                                                                Smiling
                                                                                                D7.The Continuing Story Of A Square Peg In A Round Hole Part 5: My Song

                                                                                                Wye Oak

                                                                                                Shriek + Variations - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                  In 2014, Wye Oak released Shriek, their fourth album. It was a necessary departure for Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack, who found themselves on uncertain ground after two years of constant touring for 2011’s Civilian, living on opposite ends of the country and trying to revitalize their creative partnership. Wasner set aside her guitar for a bass. Stack took on the band’s upper register, playing syncopated, meditative keyboard parts that interacted with Wasner’s voice, which was newly freed from its call-and-response relationship to the guitar what had been, until then, a signature of Wye Oak’s sound.

                                                                                                  “This idea and the ensuing creative reworking of our band did what it was meant to do,” Wasner writes in 2024. “It ended a long, painful period of creative stagnancy and reconnected me with the joy of making music.”

                                                                                                  During that period, Wasner and Stack were introduced to William Brittelle, the Brooklyn-based composer whose 2019 LP Spiritual America featured Wye Oak, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. His orchestral reimaginings of five songs from Shriek (Shriek: Variations, if you will) are the centerpiece of this package, which serves not only to mark the tenth anniversary of a great album, but to demonstrate the richness of Wye Oak’s compositions. Stack says of Shriek: Variations: “It’s like looking at the songs in a funhouse mirror. The songs on Shriek can be stripped down or embellished this is maximal embellishment. William took the album and blew it to smithereens, looking at it in a weird, prismatic way.”

                                                                                                  Through Brittelle, Wasner and Stack found themselves at the intersection of classical, experimental, and pop music. Further collaborations, like the Brooklyn Youth Chorus featuring No Horizon and Paul and Michi Wiancko’s string arrangements on “My Signal” from The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs, followed, as this connection fundamentally changed the way Wye Oak approached making records, incorporating an entirely new palette of sound into their work.

                                                                                                  That shift began here. Shriek: Variations may feel like a startling take on the material, something like light bursting into a room through drawn curtains, but Brittelle’s arrangements are largely original to his first collaborations with Wye Oak a decade ago, suggesting that his maximalist arrangements have lived comfortably within the framework of Shriek the whole time, waiting for the right moment to emerge. It’s a fitting reintroduction to the album, which upon its initial release was pigeonholed into the easy one-note talking point of being the “no-guitar” record. But even so, as that happened, Shriek quietly started to become a staple among Wye Oak’s core fans.

                                                                                                  Here, with help from Brittelle’s expansive compositions, the release draws attention back to the Songwriting how, regardless of the instrumentation, Wasner and Stack’s uncanny music writing partnership at the core is what makes both Shriek and Wye Oak excellent. Joined by the Metropolis Ensemble, Paul Wiancko, and Lizzie Burns, Wye Oak turn songs like “Logic of Color” inside out, reaching towards a kind of pastoral bombast, Brittelle’s aesthetic with Wasner and Stack as an anchor. In fact, “Logic of Color” in this iteration takes that “no-guitar” script and flips it, with Wasner playing the synthesizer ostinato on acoustic guitar at its center. If Shriek is a record that charts the depths of solemnity and inner space, its Variations, roiling in a sea of winds, brass, and strings, recolors that space and complicates it, a gorgeous, unexpected response to the original’s siren call.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  SIDE A.
                                                                                                  1. Before
                                                                                                  2. Shriek
                                                                                                  3. The Tower
                                                                                                  4. Glory
                                                                                                  5. Sick Talk
                                                                                                  SIDE B.
                                                                                                  6. Schools Of Eyes
                                                                                                  7. Despicable Animal
                                                                                                  8. Paradise
                                                                                                  9. I Know The Law
                                                                                                  10. Logic Of Color // Variations
                                                                                                  SIDE C.
                                                                                                  1. Before
                                                                                                  2. Shriek
                                                                                                  3. Sick Talk
                                                                                                  SIDE D
                                                                                                  4. The Tower
                                                                                                  5. Logic Of Color

                                                                                                  MUNA

                                                                                                  Saves The World - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                    Seemingly written against a backdrop of mutual heartbreaks and trauma, ‘Saves The World’ portrays the LA trio finding faith in one another, and in the sublime artistry of their songwriting.

                                                                                                    A record rooted in redemptive qualities and propelled by its overriding narrative power, it’s sweetly fitting that Muna end ‘Saves The World’ with the promise of ‘It’s Gonna Be OK, Baby’. It’s the sound of three women moving beyond their past, their shared experiences deepening those creative bonds while moving into fresh space.

                                                                                                    Ultimately 'Saves The World' is a bold, colourful, lyric return, one that is asserting while remaining utterly honest, completely true to themselves.

                                                                                                    Donald Byrd

                                                                                                    A New Perspective (Classic Vinyl Series)

                                                                                                      Donald Byrd presented A New Perspective with his magnificent 1963 album for band and voices which wove the essence of spirituals into modern jazz with arrangements by Duke Pearson and contributions from Hank Mobley, Herbie Hancock, Kenny Burrell, and others. Highlights include the stunning ‘Cristo Redentor’, spirited ‘Elijah’ and soulful ‘Chant’. This Blue Note Classic Vinyl Edition is stereo, all-analog, mastered by Kevin Gray from the original master tapes, and pressed on 180g vinyl at Optimal.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                      1. Elijah
                                                                                                      2. Beast Of Burden

                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                      1. Cristo Redentor
                                                                                                      2. Black Disciple
                                                                                                      3. Chant

                                                                                                      AC/DC

                                                                                                      Highway To Hell - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                        Highway To Hell was originally released in 1980 and was AC/DC’s first hit album in the US.

                                                                                                        To honour AC/DC’s 50-year reign as the world’s greatest rock and roll band, the band’s catalogue will be available as gold coloured vinyl LPs. Each of these limited edition LPs comes with an album-specific 12”x12” print featuring new AC/DC 50 artwork, suitable for framing. 


                                                                                                        AC/DC

                                                                                                        Back In Black - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                          Back In Black features ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’, ‘Shoot To Thrill’ and the iconic title track. It is the ‘best-selling studio album of all time by a band’.

                                                                                                          To honour AC/DC’s 50-year reign as the world’s greatest rock and roll band, the band’s catalogue will be available as gold coloured vinyl LPs. Each of these limited edition LPs comes with an album-specific 12”x12” print featuring new AC/DC 50 artwork, suitable for framing. 


                                                                                                          Thundercat

                                                                                                          Apocalypse - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                            Multi-GRAMMY award winning virtuoso bassist & singer Thundercat will release a very special deluxe edition of his album “Apocalypse” on Friday 1st March 2024 celebrating ten years since its original release in 2013. The new edition features special rainbow holographic artwork housed inside a transparent PVC outer sleeve with “x-ray” holographic skull print. Additionally there are two previously unreleased tracks included: ‘Before I loved myself “I” pooped my ankles (true)’ (with Austin Peralta and Taylor Graves) and ‘Paris’ (with Mono/Poly). Packed with gems including the certified classics ‘Heartbreaks + Setbacks’, ‘Lotus and the Jondy’, ‘Tron Song’ and the all-out cosmic funk bullet ‘Oh Sheit, It’s X’, Thundercat brings a fusion of pop, soul, electronica, prog rock and funk into an unexplored dimension with his signature basslines gliding sky high to meet Executive Producer Flying Lotus’ astral touch.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Tenfold
                                                                                                            2. Heartbreaks + Setbacks
                                                                                                            3. The Life Aquatic
                                                                                                            4. Special Stage
                                                                                                            5. Tron Song
                                                                                                            6. Seven
                                                                                                            7. Oh Sheit It's X
                                                                                                            8. Without You
                                                                                                            9. Lotus And The Jondy
                                                                                                            10. Evangelion
                                                                                                            11. We'll Die
                                                                                                            12. Before I Loved Myself “I” Pooped My Ankles (true)
                                                                                                            13. Paris
                                                                                                            14. A Message For Austin / Praise The Lord / Enter The Void

                                                                                                            Nina Simone

                                                                                                            Nina's Back - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                              Recorded in 1985, after a break from recording and time spent living in Barbados and Liberia, Nina’s Back features a rejuvenated Nina Simone reaching out to a wider musical audience. Featuring a number of memorable original Simone compositions, the band includes horns and backup singers for a recording that’s unique in Nina’s catalog.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Side A

                                                                                                              It's Cold Out Here
                                                                                                              Porgy
                                                                                                              I Sing Just To Know That I'm Alive
                                                                                                              For A While

                                                                                                              Side B

                                                                                                              Fodder On Her Wings
                                                                                                              Touching And Caring
                                                                                                              Saratoga
                                                                                                              You Must Have Another Lover

                                                                                                              Grupo Irakere

                                                                                                              Teatro Amadeo Roldan - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                For the third release in our Mr Bongo Cuban Classics series, we reissue the iconic 1974 debut album by the mighty Grupo Irakere. Led by Chucho Valdes, son of Cuban pianist and bandleader Bebo Valdes, the band would go on to become of the most influential and successful groups emanating from Cuba in this period. Their debut 'Teatro Amadeo Roldan Recital' is an in-demand and incredible Afro-Cuban, jazz-funk masterpiece originally landing on Cuba's state-owned imprint, Areito.

                                                                                                                One of the jewels of the album is the beast of an opener, 'Bacalao Con Pan'. A heavy dancefloor Latin-funk burner, with ripping Wah-Wah guitar, a blistering mix of Latin percussive elements and horns firing on all cylinders. It's a song which builds and breaks with an energy and power that still lights up the dance to this very day.

                                                                                                                The album is a varied bag of tricks, traversing moods, styles and genres whilst melding traditional rhythms with more contemporary mindsets. Take the delectable downtempo ballad 'Danza Naniga' or 'Valle Picadura' that starts on a similar tip, before erupting into a horn heavy heater. Move through to find 'Taka Taka Ta' where Afro-Cuban jazz, call and response vocals and brain-busting organs marry in steamy unison.

                                                                                                                Elsewhere, continuing this melting pot of musical influences, the prog/psychedelic rock leaning 'Quindiambo', expertly combines traditional Latin music with psych rock in a similar way to Santana. 'Misaluba' is another highlight, a cover version of a song by the British-Italian based group Cyan, written by Mario & Giosy Capuano, making it their own with this tripped-out, percussion-rich makeover.

                                                                                                                As debuts go, Grupo Irakere's 'Teatro Amadeo Roldan Recital' is about as good as it gets and gives a snapshot of Cuba in the mid '70s, with a band that were destined for big things.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                                1. Bacalao Con Pan
                                                                                                                2. Danza Naniga
                                                                                                                3. Valle Picadura
                                                                                                                4. Taka Taka Ta

                                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                                1. La Verdad
                                                                                                                2. Luisa
                                                                                                                3. Quindiambo
                                                                                                                4. Misaluba

                                                                                                                Xiu Xiu

                                                                                                                La Foret - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                  Repressed on vinyl for the first time in 15 years - As conceptual as Xiu Xiu's fusion of post-punk, gamelan, synth pop, folk, and noise might seem, the group's music never feels overly cerebral or detached. On the contrary, it's usually brimming over with often contradictory emotions: love, hate, sex, violence, fear, and humor cling together so tightly in Jamie Stewart's songs that they can't be separated. Harsh and beautiful words and sounds remain intertwined on La Foret, which ranks among Xiu Xiu's subtlest, and scariest, albums.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Clover
                                                                                                                  2. Muppet Face
                                                                                                                  3. Mousey Toy
                                                                                                                  4. Pox
                                                                                                                  5. Baby Captain
                                                                                                                  6. Saturn
                                                                                                                  7. Rose Of Sharon
                                                                                                                  8. Ale
                                                                                                                  9. Bog People
                                                                                                                  10. Dangerous You Shouldn't Be Here
                                                                                                                  11. Yellow Raspberry
                                                                                                                  12. XIU XIU - La Forêt - DRUNK COMMENTARY

                                                                                                                  Dry Cleaning

                                                                                                                  Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks + Sweet Princess EP - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                    After a prolific 18-month period releasing two critically acclaimed John Parish-produced studio albums, New Long Leg (2021) and Stumpwork (2022), as well as last year’s companion release the five-track Swampy EP, South London’s Dry Cleaning are taking a moment to reflect on their journey and pay homage to their roots.

                                                                                                                    Dry Cleaning’s origin story is well known by now. Guitarist Tom Dowse, drummer Nick Buxton, and bassist Lewis Maynard had been friends and musical collaborators for years, and invited mutual friend Florence Shaw – a visual artist, picture researcher and drawing lecturer – to join the band in 2017. With clear musical influences from the Feelies, the Necessaries, the B52s and Pylon, and constrained by the small garage space they rehearsed in, Dry Cleaning were drawn to making simple music; direct and uncomplicated, anything superfluous was left behind.

                                                                                                                    By March 2018 the group had recorded the six-track debut EP Sweet Princess with producer Kristian Craig Robinson at Total Refreshment Centre in a single day. Two months later, in May 2018, the band played their first live show in Dalston at the Shacklewell Arms, and released the EP in August. Sweet Princess was a thrilling debut, its dizzying and restless instrumentals with Shaw’s sardonic vocals delivering a satirical collage of witty observations and social commentary. A further 6 songs in the form of the Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks EP quickly followed two months after. It was named in tribute to the band’s rehearsal space in Maynard’s family’s south London (Sidcup) home, and to his mother Susan whose home-cooked meals sustained the four friends in between sessions. With singles like ‘Sit Down Meal’ and ‘Viking Hair’, Boundary Road Snacks and Drinks is a powerful companion to Sweet Princess. They share a similar pent-up energy, unsurprising given they came to life in the same environment those EPs were created in, an environment that had a huge influence on the band during those formative years.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    Boundary Road Snacks And Drinks:
                                                                                                                    1. Dog Proposal
                                                                                                                    2. Viking Hair
                                                                                                                    3. Spoils
                                                                                                                    4. Jam After School
                                                                                                                    5. Sombre One
                                                                                                                    6. Sit Down Meal

                                                                                                                    Sweet Princess:
                                                                                                                    1. Goodnight
                                                                                                                    2. New Job
                                                                                                                    3. Magic Of Meghan
                                                                                                                    4. Traditional Fish
                                                                                                                    5. Phone Scam
                                                                                                                    6. Conversation

                                                                                                                    As One

                                                                                                                    Reflections (30th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                                    Although 30 years after its birth this fundamental electronic gem called 'Reflections' has achieved cult status, it is worth remembering that it all started in 1993 in a small apartment in Waterloo, London, with the help of a mixer and a bunch of hardware synth and drum machines of hardware, with the mastodontic Oberheim OB-8 synthesizer as the main partner.

                                                                                                                    While in the UK the vast majority of kids showed a certain rejection of what came from North America in the form of electro, Kirk Degiorgio, under his alias As One, embraced it openly and incorporated it into his productions along with influences from other genres that he had already adored since he was young, such as jazz, soul or funk, thus becoming one of the true early adopters of Detroit techno in the UK.

                                                                                                                    If we look back, 'Reflections' is a challenge in itself, and even more so considering what the consumption pattern of electronic music was in the early 90s. This timeless album fits into the delicate border between being enough club to work on the dance floor, and still being musical and cerebral enough to be listened to at home. A milestone that, whether premeditated or not, Degiorgio more than achieved.

                                                                                                                    Three decades later Lapsus Records has been able to access the pre-masters extracted from the original DATs to build a special 30th anniversary edition within its Perennial series. For the occasion, this reissue not only offers the tracks included in the first edition, it also adds the songs 'The Priestess' – never released on vinyl before– and 'Forgotten Memory' – until now unreleased and rediscovered in one of the DATs dating back to 1992 from the 'Reflexions' recording sessions. We are therefore facing the definitive edition of an album that, despite coexisting with the explosion of the rave movement, would pave the path for the UK-Detroit connection.

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                    Matt says: A majestic debut album by no other than Kirk Degiorgio who, alongside the B12, carved out the UK's reply to the second wave of Detroit techno; thus starting a highly fertile period of transatlantic cross-pollination. You can hear the blueprint in all its glory on this groundbreaking album.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    A1. Mihara
                                                                                                                    A2. Meridian
                                                                                                                    A3. Orchilla
                                                                                                                    B1. Shambala
                                                                                                                    B2. Dance Of The Uighurs
                                                                                                                    B3. Star Gaze
                                                                                                                    C1. Majik Jar
                                                                                                                    C2. Forgotten Memory
                                                                                                                    C3. The Priestess
                                                                                                                    C4. Soleil Levant
                                                                                                                    D1. Lunate
                                                                                                                    D2. Asa Nisi Masa
                                                                                                                    D3. Moon Over The Moab

                                                                                                                    Jurassic 5

                                                                                                                    Quality Control - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                      In June 2000, after nearly seven years since their inception, esteemed underground rap collective Jurassic 5 finally released their debut full-length album.

                                                                                                                      Despite high anticipation, ‘Quality Control’ delivered on par with Jurassic 5’s outstanding EP from three years prior.

                                                                                                                      The album clocks in at almost an hour, featuring DJ Nu-Mark and Cut Chemist’s skilful turntablism alongside the group’s signature harmonies and individual solos.

                                                                                                                      Tracks like ‘Lausd’ pay homage to hip-hop classics while exploring themes of media and adulthood responsibility.

                                                                                                                      Jurassic 5’s lyrical prowess shines on messagedriven tracks like ‘W.O.E Is Me (World Of Entertainment)’ and ‘Contribution’, showcasing a level of eloquence and compassion previously unseen in rap.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      How We Get Along (Intro)
                                                                                                                      The Influence
                                                                                                                      Great Expectations
                                                                                                                      Quality Control (Intro)
                                                                                                                      Quality Control
                                                                                                                      Contact
                                                                                                                      Lausd
                                                                                                                      W.O.E Is Me (World Of Entertainment)
                                                                                                                      Monkey Bars
                                                                                                                      Jurass Finish First
                                                                                                                      Contribution
                                                                                                                      Twelve
                                                                                                                      The Game
                                                                                                                      Improvise
                                                                                                                      Swing Set

                                                                                                                      Looper

                                                                                                                      Up A Tree - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                        Mute celebrates the 25th Anniversary Edition of Looper’s 1999 album, Up A Tree, featuring never-before-released songs.

                                                                                                                        Initially released on Sub Pop, Up A Tree is the debut record by the Scottish lo-fi band led by Stuart David (co-founder and bass player of Belle & Sebastian) and his wife Karn David. Upon release, the album reached #24 on the UK independent album charts and received acclaim for its gentle sound and honest lyrics, being described by singer-songwriter Ben Folds as “…a gift of a record.”

                                                                                                                        The anniversary edition also features alternative artwork designed by Karn and includes new sleeve notes by Sub Pop’s Jenny Hayo, who recounts working with Looper on their first records and first US tour, alongside words from Stuart’s sister Karla Black, who takes us back to Glasgow School of Art in 1998, reminiscing about the first Looper show.

                                                                                                                        The vinyl edition of Up A Tree comes with a Flexi Disc of ‘Brilliant Paper’, an unreleased track by Looper and Sue Tompkins (Life Without Buildings) and the double CD includes a remix by Pulp (credited as The Chocolate layers).

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        LP Tracklist
                                                                                                                        1. The Treehouse
                                                                                                                        2. Impossible Things #2
                                                                                                                        3. Burning Flies
                                                                                                                        4. Festival '95
                                                                                                                        5. Ballad Of Ray Suzuki
                                                                                                                        6. Dave The Moon Man
                                                                                                                        7. Quiet And Small
                                                                                                                        8. Columbo's Car
                                                                                                                        9. Up A Tree Again
                                                                                                                        10. Back To The Treehouse

                                                                                                                        FLEXI DISC
                                                                                                                        1. Brilliant Paper

                                                                                                                        CD Tracklist
                                                                                                                        CD1
                                                                                                                        1. The Treehouse
                                                                                                                        2. Impossible Things #2
                                                                                                                        3. Burning Flies
                                                                                                                        4. Festival '95
                                                                                                                        5. Ballad Of Ray Suzuki
                                                                                                                        6. Dave The Moon Man
                                                                                                                        7. Quiet And Small
                                                                                                                        8. Columbo's Car
                                                                                                                        9. Up A Tree Again
                                                                                                                        10. Back To The Treehouse

                                                                                                                        CD2
                                                                                                                        1. Back To The Treehouse (Ambient Mix)
                                                                                                                        2. Ray's Golden Fist (Bananahand Remix)
                                                                                                                        3. Burning Flies (Acoustic)
                                                                                                                        4. Columbo's Car (Peugeot 403 Mix)
                                                                                                                        5. Blurred Stars
                                                                                                                        6. Up A Tree Again (The Chocolate Layers St. John's Ambulance Mix)
                                                                                                                        7. Quiet And Small (Acoustic)
                                                                                                                        8. Dave The Moon Man (Scott Twynholm Remix)
                                                                                                                        9. Impossible Things
                                                                                                                        10. Up A Tree Again (Acoustic)

                                                                                                                        Virgin Prunes

                                                                                                                        Title: A New Form Of Beauty 1-4 - 2024 Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                          The Virgin Prunes were masters of the uncanny, juxtaposing nightmares with lullabies, beauty with cruelty, combining gentle vocals and the spoken word with anguished wailing from purgatory itself. This first album powerfully laid out this terrain. Its themes ranged from mournful tales of unrequited love, frustrated sexuality, morbid eroticism and wasted youth, to yearnings for distant dreamlands which were juxtaposed with macabre visions of dystopian societies, overpowered by dark forces and where demons run amok. Guggi’s art work for A New Form of Beauty, which intimates a heartless transaction within a domestic setting, is in keeping with this sensibility.

                                                                                                                          A New Form of Beauty (1981) was recorded and produced by the band itself. It includes the tracks of the first four parts of what was a five-part, mixed-format project with Rough Trade Records. Part 1 was a 7” record, Part 2 was a 10”, Part 3 was a 12”: these were recorded between July and October 1981. Part 4 was ‘Din Glorious’, released as an audio cassette, was a recording of extracts of a live event on 8th November 1981 at the Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin. Part 5 was to be a film of ‘Performance, Exhibition, Event staged at the Douglas Hyde Gallery on 7th and 8th November 1981.


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          LP1
                                                                                                                          A1. Sandpaper Lullabye (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          A2. Sleep Fantasy Dreams (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          A3. Sad World (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          B1. Come To Daddy (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          B2. Sweethome Under White Clouds (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          LP2
                                                                                                                          C1. Beast (Seven Bastard Suck) (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          D1. Abbágall (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          D2. Brain Damage (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          D3. No Birds To Fly (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          LP3
                                                                                                                          E1. Din Glorious, Pt. 1 (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          F1. Din Glorious, Pt. 2 (2024 Remaster) 

                                                                                                                          CD1
                                                                                                                          1. Sandpaper Lullabye (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          2. Sleep Fantasy Dreams (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          3. Come To Daddy (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          4. Sweethome Under White Clouds (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          5. Sad World (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          6. Beast (Seven Bastard Suck) (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          7. Abbágall (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          8. Brain Damage (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          9. No Birds To Fly (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          CD2
                                                                                                                          1. "Din Glorious" (2024 Remaster)
                                                                                                                          2. Yesterday Is Tomorrow / Come To Daddy (2024 Remix By Apparition) *
                                                                                                                          3. Sweethome Under White Clouds (2024 Remix By Apparition) *
                                                                                                                          4. Yesterday Is Tomorrow / Come To Daddy (2024 Instrumental Remix By Apparition) *
                                                                                                                          5. Sweethome Under White Clouds (2024 Instrumental Remix By Apparition) *
                                                                                                                          6. Beauticide (2024 ANFOB TapeLoop Mash Up By Apparition) *
                                                                                                                          *previously Unreleased

                                                                                                                          The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                          Their Satanic Majesties Request - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                            The Stones' 1967 concession to psychedelia. Mick, Keith, Brian et all wander into the unknown and come back with insane arrangements, unsettling dark patches and classic tracks in the likes of 'She's a Rainbow' and '2000 Light Years from Home'.

                                                                                                                            The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                            Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                              One of the greatest live albums ever! Released in 1971 but recorded in 1969 this is a cool snapshot of the boys back in the day, Mick Taylor on extra guitar and storming versions of 'Street Fighting Man' and 'Love In Vain'.

                                                                                                                              The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                              Out Of Our Heads (American Version) - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                The American version of "Out Of Our Heads" features an alternative sleeve design and amended track-listing, to feature two of the great Stones’ singles – The Last Time (and its menacing, folky B-side Play With Fire) as well as the classic, riff-driven Satisfaction – one of the defining moments in rock and pop history!

                                                                                                                                The Rolling Stones

                                                                                                                                Out Of Our Heads (UK Version) - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                  The Stones 1965 classic. A mixture of r'n'b classics and Jagger / Richards originals including the great 'I'm Free'. Iconic Gered Mankowitz sleeve and a great taster for the world changing records to come.

                                                                                                                                  Curve

                                                                                                                                  Cuckoo - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                    Following the success of Curve's debut full-length Doppelgänger, which nearly hit the U.K. Top 10, the British group went in a darker, moodier direction with 1993 follow-up Cuckoo. Opener "Missing Link" is furious and aggressive, coming closer to Ministry-style industrial than the group's previous work, but other songs are slower, more atmospheric, and a bit more experimental. "Superblaster" is a bit closer to the poppiness of Doppelgänger's highlights and was released as a single.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                    1. Missing Link
                                                                                                                                    2. Crystal
                                                                                                                                    3. Men Are From Mars Women Are From Venus
                                                                                                                                    4. All Of One
                                                                                                                                    5. Unreadable Communication

                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                    1. Turkey Crossing
                                                                                                                                    2. Super Blaster
                                                                                                                                    3. Left Of Mother
                                                                                                                                    4. Sweetest Pie
                                                                                                                                    5. Cuckoo

                                                                                                                                    Serge Gainsbourg

                                                                                                                                    Histoire De Melody Nelson - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                      Often cited as the masterwork of French icon and national treasure Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire De Melody Nelson features actress, amour, and inspiration Jane Birkin, arranger/conductor and co-conspirator Jean-Claude Vannier (L’Enfant Assassins Des Mouches), and a tight,hand-picked crew of top shelf U.K. session musicians, including Big Jim Sullivan, Vic Flick, Brian Odgers, and Dougie Wright. Originally released in 1971, this is an essential album for the discerning music lover.

                                                                                                                                      Our initial reissue marked the first time that Histoire De Melody Nelson was ever made available domestically in the U.S., now available in two brand new très chic color variants. Dispelling countless myths, hearsay, and rumors surrounding Nelson, New York-based writer Andy Beta contributes a stylish essay for your edification, while the maestro himself chimes in with a period Q&A interview from France’s Rock N Folk Magazine, originally published in June 1971.


                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                      Betty Davis

                                                                                                                                      Nasty Gal - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                        In the 1970s, Betty Davis defied genre and gender by pushing her voice to extremes and embracing the erotic. She articulated a kind of pre–punk, funk–blues fusion that had yet to be normalized in mainstream music — a style that few musicians have come close to replicating. As one of the first Black women to write, arrange, and produce her own albums, Betty was a visionary who disregarded industry boundaries and constraints. Raw, unapologetic, and in full control, Betty paved the way for generations of future artists who said ‘funk you’ to the music industry and social norms.

                                                                                                                                        In 1975, Betty Davis’s star was on the rise. With the backing of Island Records and a new band, Funk House, Betty’s third album, Nasty Gal, leans into the hyper-sexualized persona with which her critics were so obsessed. She raps, purrs, shrieks, and moans on top of Funk House’s manic funk-rock and lays claim to the “bad girl” anthems that now saturate the music industry. Mastered from the original tapes, Nasty Gal showcases Betty’s groundbreaking work as a performer, writer, and producer.


                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                        Nasty Gal
                                                                                                                                        Talkin Trash
                                                                                                                                        Dedicated To The Press
                                                                                                                                        You And I
                                                                                                                                        Feelins
                                                                                                                                        F.u.n.k.
                                                                                                                                        Gettin Kicked Off, Havin Fun
                                                                                                                                        Shut Off The Light
                                                                                                                                        This Is It!
                                                                                                                                        The Lone Ranger

                                                                                                                                        Tosca

                                                                                                                                        No Hassle - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                          For the 15th anniversary of this timeless classic, !K7 Records are re-issuing Tosca’s seminal album ‘No Hassle’ in an audiophile 3LP format. Multi-instrumentalists Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber have been friends since their Vienna schooldays. Richard later became half of the globally acclaimed DJ-producer duo Kruder and Dorfmeister, while Rupert worked in piano composition and sound-art installation. ‘No Hassle’ is Tosca’s fifth studio album. A luxurious tapestry of analogue and digital sounds, submerged samples and live instruments, it evolves and expands into an hour-long ambient symphony. The title reflects not only the duo’s laidback approach to making music but their whole philosophy of life. ‘No Hassle’ is all about contemplation and concentration. While recent Tosca releases like J.A.C. (2005) and the remix collection Souvenirs (2006) were a move towards classic song structures and club-friendly grooves, their latest is a much more introspective journey into inner space. It was conceived as a single seamless sea of sound, deeply layered with liquid rhythms and tidal melodies. Warm and enveloping, each leisurely track flows gently into the next, a musical ocean moving in slow motion. This is an album to plunge deeply into and get lost inside. 

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. My First
                                                                                                                                          2. Elitsa
                                                                                                                                          3. Springer
                                                                                                                                          4. Birthday
                                                                                                                                          5. Oysters In May
                                                                                                                                          6. Joe Si Ha
                                                                                                                                          7. Elektra Bregenz
                                                                                                                                          8. Fondue
                                                                                                                                          9. Rosa
                                                                                                                                          10. Raymondo
                                                                                                                                          11. Mrs. Bongo
                                                                                                                                          12. No Hassle 

                                                                                                                                          Metallica

                                                                                                                                          Metallica - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            UMR/Mercury are pressing 11 of Metallica’s studio album back catalogue on custom coloured vinyl for the first time for World ex North America; following the 2021 Walmart exclusive coloured vinyl series in the US.

                                                                                                                                            Metallica’s fifth album, Metallica (1991), will be pressed on 180g ‘Some Blacker Marbled’ limited edition coloured vinyl, featuring the 2021 remastered audio.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            LP1 - Side A
                                                                                                                                            Enter Sandman
                                                                                                                                            Sad But True
                                                                                                                                            Holier Than Thou
                                                                                                                                            LP1 - Side B
                                                                                                                                            The Unforgiven
                                                                                                                                            Wherever I May Roam
                                                                                                                                            Don’t Tread On Me
                                                                                                                                            LP2 - Side C
                                                                                                                                            Through The Never
                                                                                                                                            Nothing Else Matters
                                                                                                                                            Of Wolf And Man
                                                                                                                                            LP2 - Side D
                                                                                                                                            The God That Failed
                                                                                                                                            My Friend Of Misery
                                                                                                                                            The Struggle Within

                                                                                                                                            Melt-Banana

                                                                                                                                            Fetch - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                                                              Received a 7.8 rating from Pitchfork. From the whip-like crack of Yako’s signature staccato vocals and impossible- to-memorize lyrics to the relentless overdrive tempo of their oneof- a-kind prog-core, Melt-Banana have long resided in a cybertopia of their own devising where the limits of technology and human capability are old-world concerns as quaint and cumbersome as bartering with a blacksmith. The demos for Fetch, their first studio album since the severely fried pop-punk of 1997’s Bambi’s Dilemma, were completed in March 2011, but the Fukushima earthquake changed everything, including their ability to concentrate on recording. Which stopped completely. Once they felt ready to return to their music, they decided to approach the songs on a sound-by-sound basis, choosing each tone with meticulous attention to detail, affirming their personal connections, being themselves naturally and openly.

                                                                                                                                              Fetch scrapes glam shimmers off punk’s outermost fringes and forges them into a rather intensely technical Deanscape packed with fantastical hybrids. Agata’s guitar riffs, seemingly composed in tandem with skipping CD players, are more bad-ass than ever, bright and fractured like the soundtrack for a CC-Hennix-scored biker flick. The album is juiced with electronics and post-rock production, tempering what could easily be a tiresome and predictable frenzy, yielding unexpected associations: Kate Bush climaxing on Walter White’s blue meth; demos of late-period Wire playing metal run through Wasp synthesizers and Autotune; unripe wild lychees keeping time on an Ankgor Wat tin roof during a monsoon.

                                                                                                                                              They’ve been performing live as a duo since summer 2012, and will do the same for their “2 do what 2 fetch” tour in support of the album. After nearly 20 years of playing with a live rhythm section, their use of a PC, while opening possibilities for a variety of drum and synth voicings, does not signal a move away from the traditional live band sound, as heard, for example, via the future transmissions from downtown Noiseapolis on 2009’s Lite Live: Ver. 0.0. Yako and Agata say they need to feel real band sounds onstage as much as someone in the audience. This is a group that routinely excels at several kinds of impossible simultaneously, so of course any new challenge they come up with for themselves is sure to blow the doors off your Mini Cooper. 

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              1. Candy Gun
                                                                                                                                              2. The Hive
                                                                                                                                              3. Vertigo Game
                                                                                                                                              4. Left Dog (Run, Caper, Run)
                                                                                                                                              5. Infection Defective
                                                                                                                                              6. My Missing Link
                                                                                                                                              7. Zero+
                                                                                                                                              8. Schemes Of The Tails
                                                                                                                                              9. Lie Lied Lies
                                                                                                                                              10. Red Data, Red Stage
                                                                                                                                              11. Then Red Eyed
                                                                                                                                              12. Zero

                                                                                                                                              Nick Mulvey

                                                                                                                                              First Mind - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                10th anniversary product suite for Nick Mulvey’s debut album, ‘First Mind’.

                                                                                                                                                “Nick Mulvey’s debut is a charmingly simple and rarely produced album full of beautiful melodies, extensive guitar skills and exotic ryhthms – it feels like the missing soundtrack for the beginning of a perfect summer.” NBHAP

                                                                                                                                                “A total package of pop hooks, instrumental genius and gorgeous rhythms, Mulvey presents us with an intelligent record that demonstrates his passion for sounds outside of insular scenes.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT

                                                                                                                                                “‘First Mind’ is captivating, full of intricacies and influences that should see it celebrated as one of the great albums of 2014.” CLASH

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                LP1 - Side A
                                                                                                                                                First Mind
                                                                                                                                                Fever To The Form
                                                                                                                                                April
                                                                                                                                                Juramidam
                                                                                                                                                Cucurucu
                                                                                                                                                Ailsa Craig
                                                                                                                                                LP1 - Side B
                                                                                                                                                Meet Me There
                                                                                                                                                Nitrous
                                                                                                                                                Venus
                                                                                                                                                I Don’t Want To Go Home
                                                                                                                                                The Trellis
                                                                                                                                                The World To Me
                                                                                                                                                LP2 - Side C
                                                                                                                                                Nitrous (single Version)
                                                                                                                                                House Of Saint Give Me
                                                                                                                                                Juramidam (Charlie Andrews From Fever EP)
                                                                                                                                                Look At Miss Ohio
                                                                                                                                                River Lea
                                                                                                                                                Vetiver
                                                                                                                                                LP2 - Side D
                                                                                                                                                We Are Never Getting Back Together (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                Hold On We’re Going On Home (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                Venus Demo (Will Ward)
                                                                                                                                                The Trellis (Will Ward, Trellis EP)
                                                                                                                                                Juramidam (Live From Cambridge)
                                                                                                                                                April (Live From Cambridge)

                                                                                                                                                Azymuth

                                                                                                                                                Outubro - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                  Typifying the consummate craftsmanship of the three members' performances - each with such distinct personality and together so perfectly balanced - their perfectionist attitude to sound is maintained across the production on the album, beautifully colouring the expressionist fusion of samba rhythm, jazz progression, funk attitude and psychedelic electronics.

                                                                                                                                                  The album hosts a wonderful mix of tempos and styles, from Alex Malheiros' earth- shaking slap- bass on 'Dear Limmertz', which was to become a hit on London's underground disco and jazz-dance club scenes alike, to the late maestro Jose Roberto Bertrami's genial melodic Rhodes excursions on the vocoder laden, samba-jazz masterpiece 'Un Amigo', while Ivan 'Mamao' Conti's signature swing on 'Maracana' exemplifies the root of Azymuth's 'samba doidoi' (crazy samba) philosophy.

                                                                                                                                                  The two cover versions on the album consist of the title track which was originally penned by Milton Nascimento and Chick Corea's '500 Miles High', both of which magically reimagine the originals and further demonstrate the immense virtuosity of this cult recording. This Far Out Recordings release is mixed and mastered from the original tapes

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Papasong
                                                                                                                                                  2. Outubro (October)
                                                                                                                                                  3. 500 Miles High
                                                                                                                                                  4. Maracana
                                                                                                                                                  5. Pantanal
                                                                                                                                                  6. Un Amigo (A Friend)
                                                                                                                                                  7. Dear Limmertz
                                                                                                                                                  8. Dear Limmertz Prelude
                                                                                                                                                  9. Carta Pro Airto (Letter To Airto)

                                                                                                                                                  Bill Fay Group

                                                                                                                                                  Tomorrow Tomorrow And Tomorrow - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                    The temptation to mythologize Bill Fay can be overwhelming; Fay was, for decades, as prolific as he was under-appreciated. Fay’s unsung-hero status has changed slowly, steadily, on the order of almost twenty-five years. With each new album comes new hosannas and evangelizers — Jeff Tweedy, Kevin Morby, Adam Granduciel and Julia Jacklin, to name just a few.

                                                                                                                                                    The Bill Fay Group, in particular, is Fay’s most significant collaborative work; he records as a member of a larger group here, and the result summons a grander sonic scale, an elegent counterweight to Fay’s instincts for the understated. Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow brings to bear the galactic qualities of early rock, the intricacy of jazz improv, and Fay’s earthy folk magic.

                                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow has a patchy release history: recorded between 1978 and 1981, it was not released until 2005, when it appeared on CD with limited streaming and no vinyl companion. A 2006 reissue brought the album onto vinyl but with a truncated sequence and nine song missing. Now, finally, Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow arrives in full worldwide. Available on streaming services worldwide and pressed to a double-album vinyl edition, it features the album’s original 22 songs and includes rare and previously unseen photographs from Tomorrow Tomorrow and Tomorrow’s original recording session.

                                                                                                                                                    In the words of Gary Smith and Rauf Galip, missing Bill Stratton, and abbreviated from the forthcoming album notes:

                                                                                                                                                    We chose five songs to record as finished pieces: Life, Spiritual Mansions, Cosmic Boxer, Strange Stairway, Isles of Sleep, all recorded in two studio sessions. We sent them out to try and get a record deal. There were few really independent labels back then and Punk was in the record labels’ ears. No deal.

                                                                                                                                                    And now, Dead Oceans who have a lot of faith in Bill’s music wants to re- release the ‘Tomorrow’ album. A double vinyl package. Is there any more unreleased music for the fourth side? Of course. So, we’ve been opening old boxes, finding CDRs, cassettes, a musical archaeological dig. This is our choice from all the music we found.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    DISC 1 SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                    1. Strange Stairway
                                                                                                                                                    2. Spiritual Mansions
                                                                                                                                                    3. Planet Earth Daytime
                                                                                                                                                    4. Goodnight Stan
                                                                                                                                                    5. Tomorrow Tomorrow And Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                    DISC 1 SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                    1. Just A Moon
                                                                                                                                                    2. To Be A Part
                                                                                                                                                    3. Sam
                                                                                                                                                    4. Lamp Shining
                                                                                                                                                    5. Turning The Pages
                                                                                                                                                    6. Love Is The Tune
                                                                                                                                                    7. After The Revolution
                                                                                                                                                    8. Jericho Road
                                                                                                                                                    9. Strange Stairway (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                    10. Birdman (Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                                                    DISC 2 SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                    1. Life
                                                                                                                                                    2. Hypocrite
                                                                                                                                                    3. Man
                                                                                                                                                    4. Cosmic Boxer
                                                                                                                                                    5. We Are Raised
                                                                                                                                                    6. Isle Of Sleep
                                                                                                                                                    DISC 3 SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                    1. Coming Down
                                                                                                                                                    2. Hypocrite (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                    3. Spiritual Mansions (Demo)
                                                                                                                                                    4. Cosmic Boxer (Alternate Version)
                                                                                                                                                    5. The Coast No Man Can Tell (Bonus Track)
                                                                                                                                                    6. Man (Take 1)
                                                                                                                                                    7. When We Set Sail (Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                                                    The Cult

                                                                                                                                                    Dreamtime - 2024 Remaster

                                                                                                                                                      Originally released in 1984, following the band’s evolution from the Southern Death Cult, to Death Cult, and then simply The Cult, Dreamtime finds the outfit featuring Ian Astbury and Billy Duffy, pivoting from their goth and punk roots into something eclectic, aspirational, and adventurous. Rife with lyrical references to the indigenous cultures of the Americas and Australia, and set against a more bombastic and muscular musical backdrop, Dreamtime hints at what would envelop the band over the next four decades, a dedication to their wholly unique songwriting, both musically and thematically, and the frenzy that was soon to come with the release of Love only a year later.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Horse Nation
                                                                                                                                                      2. Spiritwalker
                                                                                                                                                      3. 83rd Dream
                                                                                                                                                      4. Butterflies
                                                                                                                                                      5. Go West
                                                                                                                                                      6. Gimmick
                                                                                                                                                      7. A Flower In The Desert
                                                                                                                                                      8. Dreamtime
                                                                                                                                                      9. Rider In The Snow
                                                                                                                                                      10. Bad Medicine Waltz

                                                                                                                                                      Fucked Up

                                                                                                                                                      The Chemistry Of Common Life - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                        Fucked Up’s now classic 2008 album "The Chemistry Of Common Life" synthesizes numerous diverse impulses into an expansive epic about the mysteries of birth, death, and the origins of life (and re-living). Merging elements of hardcore songwriting with up to 70 tracks of guitars, organs, winds and vocals, (including 18 guitars on the first single, the fatalistic “No Epiphany”), the music remains iconoclastic and startling, with Pink Eyes’ vocals front and center. Guest musicians, of course, abound, notably gorgeous voices such as Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls and Toronto’s Katie Stelmanis.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Son The Father
                                                                                                                                                        2. Magic Word
                                                                                                                                                        3. Golden Seal
                                                                                                                                                        4. Days Of Last
                                                                                                                                                        5. Crooked Head
                                                                                                                                                        6. No Epiphany
                                                                                                                                                        7. The Peaceable Kingdom
                                                                                                                                                        8. Black Albino Bones
                                                                                                                                                        9. Royal Swan
                                                                                                                                                        10. Twice Born
                                                                                                                                                        11. Looking For God
                                                                                                                                                        12. The Chemistry Of Common Life

                                                                                                                                                        Wewantsounds continue its extensive Meiko Kaji reissue program in partnership with Teichiku Records and Meiko Kaji herself, with the release of "Gincho Wataridori," her debut album from 1972. This is the first time the album is reissued since release and it comes with its original Japanese artwork and newly remastered audio. Famous for her 70s exploitation movies ('Lady Snowblood', the 'Female Prisoner Scorpion' and 'Stray Cat Rock' series) and revered by Quentin Tarantino, Meiko Kaji also released a string of great albums on Teichiku mixing Japanese Pop and cinematic grooves. This reissue comes with deluxe Gatefold sleeve LP, OBI strip and a 2-p insert featuring new liner notes by Hashim Kotaro Bharoocha.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        1. Ginchou Wataridori
                                                                                                                                                        2. Jingi Komoriuta
                                                                                                                                                        3. Koini Inochio
                                                                                                                                                        4. Ginchou Buruusu
                                                                                                                                                        5. Hakodate Monogatari
                                                                                                                                                        6. Inochino Namida
                                                                                                                                                        7. Hamabeno Meruhen
                                                                                                                                                        8. Yogirino Sukina Anata
                                                                                                                                                        9. Kanashii Egao
                                                                                                                                                        10. Kokoro Nokori
                                                                                                                                                        11. Shitto
                                                                                                                                                        12. Aieno Kitai

                                                                                                                                                        Congo Natty

                                                                                                                                                        Jungle Revolution - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                          Congo Natty aka Rebel MC has a career dating back to his early hit with Double Trouble, 'Street Tuff', but is probably most respected as one of the pioneers of Jungle.

                                                                                                                                                          'Jungle Revolution' features Benny Page (on the straight up
                                                                                                                                                          ragga-jungle of 'UK Allstars'), Vital Elements (the 150bpm anthem 'Jah Warriors' and 'Jungle Is I and I'), Serial Killaz (the pure roots bounce and rinse out of 'Get Ready') and Boyson & Crooks (creeping technoid
                                                                                                                                                          paranoia on 'London Dungeons') and was mixed with Adrian Sherwood.

                                                                                                                                                          The LP clearly lays out the way in which Congo Natty sees Jungle as a re-boot of roots reggae for a new century. Full of blood and fire, the sternum-buzz of sub-bass, rapid fire drum breaks, sweet hooks, righteous anger and
                                                                                                                                                          professions of love, it’s the kind of passionate, committed, raw and spiritual, beautiful record that doesn’t come along that often.

                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in June 2013, the 10th anniversary edition comprises 2LP yellow and green vinyl cased in a reflective gold sleeve with the same artwork as the original. Download code included. 


                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                          Matt says: 10 years since its original release and I have to say this is sounding as fresh and fiery as ever. Combining the gamut of Jamaican influences with a jungle-centric aesthetic, its a near perfect example of the ragga-jungle style. A classic!

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          1. Jungle Souljah
                                                                                                                                                          2. UK Allstars
                                                                                                                                                          3. Revolution
                                                                                                                                                          4. Get Ready
                                                                                                                                                          5. Jah Warriors
                                                                                                                                                          6. Nu Beginingz
                                                                                                                                                          7. Jungle Is I And I
                                                                                                                                                          8. London Dungeons
                                                                                                                                                          9. Rebel
                                                                                                                                                          10. Micro Chip (Say No)

                                                                                                                                                          Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                          Original Suffer Head - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                            This edition of Original Sufferhead is a major event. With the release of box set #5, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes 24 seconds glory. While preparing the master disc for the box set, our engineer Jedi, Colin Young, discovered four minutes of “lost” material on the B-side of the original pressing, including a superb keyboard solo by Fela. This had been omitted from subsequent reissues. The restored version used here starts and finishes with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome blend of futurism and visceralism. Original Sufferhead was the first album Fela released under Egypt 80’s name (he had disbanded Afrika 70 in 1979).

                                                                                                                                                            On the title track, arguing from the personal to the political, Fela describes the inhuman treatment and poor living conditions experienced by working class Nigerians, the people he called sufferheads. In “Power Show,” Fela sings about the two-tier system dividing Nigerian society, in which the rich get treated one way and the poor another.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            1. Original Sufferhead
                                                                                                                                                            2. Power Show

                                                                                                                                                            Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                            Ikoyi Blindness - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              Fela used the cover of Ikoyi Blindness to announce his change of middle name from Ransome, which he now considered a slave name, to Anikulapo, which means “he who carries death in his pouch.” The front cover shows Ransome crossed out and Anikulapo added above it. Fela also used the album cover to announce the Africanisation of Africa 70’s name, changing it to Afrika 70. In the title track, Fela draws attention to the economic chasm separating the haves and have-nots of Nigerian society, contrasting the get-rich-at-all-costs mindset of the residents of the prosperous Lagos suburb Ikoyi with the more community-minded attitude of the poor inhabitants of the Mushin, Maroko, Ajegunle and Somolu neighborhoods. Ikoyi residents are blind to the sufferings of less fortunate people, says Fela.

                                                                                                                                                              Fela returns to the topic on the second track, “Gba Mi Leti Ki N’Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money).” In Lagos in 1975 and 1976, there had been an upsurge in police and military personnel assaults on people in the street; motorists were commonly pulled out of their vehicles and given a whipping for minor traffic offenses. Scandalously, the police and soldiers were being allowed to get away with corruption in broad daylight. In the lyric, Fela demands that the judiciary administer the law equally, without fear or favor.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              A1. Ikoyi Blindness
                                                                                                                                                              B1. Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me Make I Get Money) 

                                                                                                                                                              Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                              O.D.O.O. (Overtake Don Overtake Overtake) - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                Overtake Don Overtake Overtake was the penultimate album of newly recorded studio material released by Fela before he passed in 1997. Like its immediate predecessor, Beasts Of No Nation (also 1989), and its followup, Underground System (1992), the album finds Fela continuing to campaign for human rights and social change despite the relentless beatings, jailings and general harassment he had received from successive military regimes since the start of the 1970s.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                A1. Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part I)
                                                                                                                                                                B1. Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part II)

                                                                                                                                                                Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                Disco Not Disco - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                  ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook. Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time. This new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins.

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  1. Yoko Ono – Walking On Thin Ice (1981 Re-edit)
                                                                                                                                                                  2. Liquid Liquid – Cavern
                                                                                                                                                                  3. Loose Joints – Tell You (Today) (Vocal)
                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players – Spasticus Autisticus (Version)
                                                                                                                                                                  5. Material – Over And Over
                                                                                                                                                                  6. Was (Not Was) – Wheel Me Out
                                                                                                                                                                  7. Dinosaur – Kiss Me Again (Original Edit)
                                                                                                                                                                  8. Don Cherry – I Walk
                                                                                                                                                                  9. Common Sense – Voices Inside My Head
                                                                                                                                                                  10. Nicky Siano - Move
                                                                                                                                                                  11. Indian Ocean – School Bell / Tree House

                                                                                                                                                                  Róisín Murphy

                                                                                                                                                                  Take Her Up To Monto - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                    Roisin Murphy’s ‘Take Her Up To Monto’ stands out as an adventurous exploration, showcasing Murphy’s ability to both expand her sonic palette and maintain her distinctive style.

                                                                                                                                                                    In this album, Murphy presents ‘Mastermind’, a disco epic that mirrors the expansive, shapeshifting quality of ‘Toys’ and echoes the grandeur found in her 2012 marathon single, ‘Simulation’. Despite the brevity of ‘Whatever’, it retains the intimate allure that distinguished her previous work.

                                                                                                                                                                    Unlike the seamless journey of ‘Hairless Toys’, ‘Take Her Up To Monto’ offers a wilder ride. Murphy surprises listeners by steering them in diverse directions with little warning. The track ‘Thoughts Wasted’ encapsulates this diversity, seamlessly transitioning from sleek to lush to lamenting.

                                                                                                                                                                    Throughout, Murphy pushes her signature sounds to extremes, delivering an engaging and unpredictable experience.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Mastermind
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Pretty Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Thoughts Wasted
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Lip Service
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Ten Miles High
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Whatever
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Romantic Comedy
                                                                                                                                                                    8. Nervous Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                    9. Sitting And Counting

                                                                                                                                                                    Miles Davis

                                                                                                                                                                    Sorcerer - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                      Miles Davis is regarded to be one of the most influential and acclaimed figures in the history of jazz and 20th-century music. At the request of Columbia Records executive George Avakian, he formed his first regular quintet in 1955. After all members of the first quintet left Davis a few years later, he hired the core of the second quintet in 1963 and the final member in late 1964. The second quintet would record and play together until the end of the 60s. Sorcerer is the third album by the Second Great Miles Davis Quintet. The quintet consisted of Miles Davis on trumpet, Wayne Shorter on tenor saxophone, Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams on drums. It was recorded in May 1967 and contains a darker sound. The last song on the album, "Nothing Like You", features vocals by Bob Dorough.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Prince Of Darkness
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Pee Wee
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Masqualero
                                                                                                                                                                      4. The Sorcerer

                                                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                                                      1. Limbo
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Vonetta
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Nothing Like You

                                                                                                                                                                      Heavenly

                                                                                                                                                                      The Decline And Fall Of Heavenly - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                        The Atta Girl and P.U.N.K. Girl singles were released in 1993; album The Decline and Fall of Heavenly came soon after in 1994: collectively they show a band that is rapidly expanding its scope. The album veers confidently from high speed indiepunk (Me And My Madness) to cool surf instrumental (Sacramento) and back again to the sweetest indiepop (Itchy Chin). Meanwhile, the singles, which include the band’s most celebrated tune - P.U.N.K Girl – demonstrates how much confidence Heavenly were deriving from their involvement in the nascent Riot Grrrl scene. All the anger is there, the politics are direct and crystal clear – yet the whole thing is still delivered with the sweetest pop melodies. It’s like being punched and kissed at the same time.

                                                                                                                                                                        The three releases also show how Heavenly had come to feel equally at home in the UK and in the US. The album maybe feels more British, as demonstrated by the Old World irony of the ‘Decline and Fall’ title. At Heavenly gigs in the UK, often playing with other bands on the increasingly influential Sarah Records, audiences were getting bigger, while the bands were finding a sweet spot where anti-corporate understatement and a dismissive attitude to an increasingly misogynist UK Press was no barrier to success. P.U.N.K Girl and Atta Girl on the other hand, are more gleeful, more headlong, and somehow feel more American: they are carried along by the excitement and adrenaline of having found another spiritual home - the indiepunk Riot Grrrl scene that was focussed on Olympia, WA, the HQ of Heavenly’s US label K Records. (K released P.U.N.K Girl and Atta Girl together on one 10” EP.)

                                                                                                                                                                        Amelia Fletcher and Cathy Rogers were now confidently sharing vocals, sometimes harmonising, sometimes taking it in turns, sometimes singing over each other. Peter (guitar) Mathew (drums) and Rob (bass) had become adept at changing gear from ornate pop to full-on punk, unafraid of genre rules and increasingly happy to make up their own version of what pop music should sound like.

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Me And My Madness
                                                                                                                                                                        2. Modestic
                                                                                                                                                                        3. Skipjack
                                                                                                                                                                        4. Itchy Chin
                                                                                                                                                                        5. Sacramento
                                                                                                                                                                        6. Three Star Compartment
                                                                                                                                                                        7. Sperm Meets Egg, So What?
                                                                                                                                                                        8. She And Me
                                                                                                                                                                        9. P.U.N.K. Girl
                                                                                                                                                                        10. Hearts And Crosses
                                                                                                                                                                        11. Attagirl
                                                                                                                                                                        12. Dig Your Own Grave
                                                                                                                                                                        13. So?

                                                                                                                                                                        San Lucas Band

                                                                                                                                                                        Music Of Guatemala - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                          First reissue of these cult 1974 recordings of a Mayan brass band playing funeral dirges and popular songs in its distinctive extended harmonic and rhythmic style. The members of the San Lucas Band lived in the mountain village of San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, playing local events of both religious and social nature. The pride of their town since 1922, the band represented a fast-disappearing musical tradition when these recordings were originally released in 1975. Their unique sound derived from an unusual combination of instruments, a repertoire including pieces dating from more than fifty years before the recordings were made to more recent ones, and above all from the highland Maya style of their playing, which is characterized by a preference for freer rhythmic structures and a wider variety of pitches than Western scales allow. One of Jon Hassell and Charlie Haden's favorite records, it was nominated for a Grammy Award upon first release and has remained much beloved by a small community of enthusiasts for decades. A profound and rewarding musical experience for all adventurous listeners, notably fans of Albert Ayler, microtonal and raw cosmic music.

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Marcha Número Cuatro (March Number Four)
                                                                                                                                                                          2. Marcha Número Tres (March Number Three)
                                                                                                                                                                          3. Marcha Número Seis (March Number Six)
                                                                                                                                                                          4. Chufa (The Chuj)
                                                                                                                                                                          5. El Son De Los Altos (The Son From The Mountain Tops)
                                                                                                                                                                          6. Las Tres Botellas (The Three Bottles)
                                                                                                                                                                          7. La Chirimía (The Chirimía)
                                                                                                                                                                          8. Noches Eternas (Eternal Nights)

                                                                                                                                                                          Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffaloes

                                                                                                                                                                          Uganda (Dawn Of African Rock) - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                            For this offering, originally released in 1972 on Toshiba Records, Akira Ishikawa takes us on a deep tripped- out journey. 'Uganda (Dawn of Rock)' is a fusion of progressive and psych rock with African percussion workouts, dergy- wah wah blues-funk, and jazzy sensibilities; with different genres morphing and uniting as they progress.A long way from his funk and afrobeat album 'Back To Rhythm', reissued on Mr Bongo in 2019, this record has a darker, deeper, abstract and experimental stoned tone with the listener being pulled into its vortex for the ride. This record doesn't pull any punches.

                                                                                                                                                                            For this album, Akira is joined by Hideaki Chihara on bass, guitarist Kimio Mizutani, sounding at times like an early 70s Peter Green, percussionist Larry Sunaga and composer Takeru Muraoka.

                                                                                                                                                                            The album has become highly sought- after amongst psych, prog and acid rock collectors and due to the rare nature of original copies they come at a hefty price tag.

                                                                                                                                                                            We are delighted to present an officially licensed re- issue of this underground Japanese rock rarity.

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                            1. Wanyamana Mapambazuko
                                                                                                                                                                            2. Na Tu Penda Sana
                                                                                                                                                                            3. Vita
                                                                                                                                                                            4. Pygmy

                                                                                                                                                                            British Sea Power

                                                                                                                                                                            Do You Like Rock Music? - 15th Anniversary Expanded Edition

                                                                                                                                                                              Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the reissue of Sea Power’s Mercury Prize nominated Do You Like Rock Music? album. The album is expanded for this 15th anniversary reissue with radio sessions and B-sides and extensive new sleeve notes. 

                                                                                                                                                                              This kaleidoscopic record encapsulates Sea Power's true heart. "Easy, easy..." Only Sea Power could turn a football chant into art… with ease. From this bounding refrain of ‘No Lucifer’, via the serenity of ‘Waving Flags', the balm-like ‘No Need To Cry’ and the joyous ‘Trip Out’, 2008 album Do You Like Rock Music? reflects the band's ability to find glacial beauty in the commonplace, making soul-stirring epiphanies an everyday occurrences.

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                              Record 1 - Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                              1.All In It
                                                                                                                                                                              2.Lights Out For Darker Skies
                                                                                                                                                                              3.No Lucifer
                                                                                                                                                                              4.Waving Flags
                                                                                                                                                                              5.Canvey Island
                                                                                                                                                                              6.Down On The Ground

                                                                                                                                                                              Record 1 – Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                              7.Trip Out
                                                                                                                                                                              8.Great Skua
                                                                                                                                                                              9.Atom
                                                                                                                                                                              10.No Need To Cry
                                                                                                                                                                              11.Open The Door
                                                                                                                                                                              12.We Close Our Eyes

                                                                                                                                                                              Record 2 - Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                              1.No Lucifer – Steve Lamacq ‘In New Music We Trust’ BBC Radio 1 Session
                                                                                                                                                                              2.Waving Flags – Radcliffe & Maconie BBC Radio 2 Session
                                                                                                                                                                              3.A Trip Out – Colin Murray BBC Radio 1 Session
                                                                                                                                                                              4.Open The Door – BBC 6 Music Hub Session
                                                                                                                                                                              5.Everybody Must Be Saved – B-side

                                                                                                                                                                              Record 2 - Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                              6.Ooby Dooby Do – B-side
                                                                                                                                                                              7.Save The Purple House – B-side
                                                                                                                                                                              8.Charlie Potatoes – B-side
                                                                                                                                                                              9.Total Confusion – B-side
                                                                                                                                                                              10.Elizabeth & Susan Meet The Pelican – B-side

                                                                                                                                                                              Miles Davis

                                                                                                                                                                              Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                Contradictory accounts of Miles Davis’ creation of the soundtrack to Louis Malle’s film noir Ascenseur pour l'Échafaud have all become part of its legend. Rarely has a soundtrack been so decisive. Nearly seventy years on, beyond the myth, this taut, feverish recording, imbued with extreme dramatic tension, remains one of the Miles’ finest records.

                                                                                                                                                                                The basic outline remains: Jean-Paul Rappeneau suggested to Malle asking Miles Davis to create the film's soundtrack who agreed to record the music after attending a private screening. Davis was performing at the Club Saint-Germain in Paris in November 1957 and on December 4, he brought his four sidemen to the recording studio without having had them prepare anything. Davis only gave the musicians a few rudimentary harmonic sequences he had assembled in his hotel room, and, once the plot was explained, the band improvised without any precomposed theme, while edited loops of the musically relevant film sequences were projected in the background.

                                                                                                                                                                                Bassist Pierre Michelot recalled in 1988 that “Miles just asked us to play two chords, D minor and C7, 4 bars of each, ad lib.” Typically, Miles planned very little but know exactly what he wanted. François Leterrier, the film’s Second Assistant Director picks up the story: “The session started at around ten o’clock and went on until dawn. The screen in the auditorium was showing the scenes for which Miles had devised some harmonies, and they were edited into a loop. And that’s what makes this music unique: it was entirely improvised in conditions that went back to the days of silent films, while watching frames shot in black and white by cinematographer Henri Decaë: tracking shots of Jeanne Moreau wandering down the Champs-Elysées at night, passing in front of lit window displays or going into bars, while looking for her lover/murderer alias Maurice Ronet …

                                                                                                                                                                                This beautiful re-issue of the original recording is pressed on 180g vinyl at GZ, and packaged in a deluxe gatefold tip-on jacket with Boris Vian’s original liner notes and Jean-Pierre Leloir’s iconic studio photo of Miles and Jeanne Moreau, and an essay on the circumstances that led to this out-of-the ordinary music by Franck Bergerot.

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                Generique
                                                                                                                                                                                L'assassinat De Carala
                                                                                                                                                                                Sur L'autoroute
                                                                                                                                                                                Julien Dans L'ascenseur
                                                                                                                                                                                Florence Sur Les Champs- Elysees
                                                                                                                                                                                Diner Au Motel
                                                                                                                                                                                Evasion De Julien
                                                                                                                                                                                Visite Du Vigile
                                                                                                                                                                                Au Bar Du Petit Bac
                                                                                                                                                                                Chez Le Photographe Du Motel

                                                                                                                                                                                Black Truth Rhythm Band

                                                                                                                                                                                Ifetayo - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                  Soundway return once more to the Caribbean and are proud to present ‘Ifetayo’ by Black Truth Rhythm Band originally released in 1976. Led by the charismatic Oluko Imo, ‘Ifetayo’ was the only release from the Afro-centric, Trinidadian band and is re-issued here for the first time on CD and vinyl. Whereas most of their peers at the time were looking to the funk of the USA & James Brown for inspiration, Black Truth Rhythm Band looked to Africa, fusing rhythms from Africa and the West Indies with elements of jazz, funk, calypso and soul.

                                                                                                                                                                                  In 1975 Imo took his musicians into the studio to record the album ‘Ifetayo’. Imo played bass, kalimba, conga, flute and percussion as well as lead vocals. The album was released the following year in 1976 and despite being released in the US, remained an underground, albeit unique and forward thinking record that has remained out of print for years now. ‘Ifetayo’ was to be the only release from Black Truth Rhythm Band but Imo continued his music and love of African rhythms, going onto record with Fela Kuti in 1988 and later on perform with members of Fela’s Egypt 80 band.

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                  Ifetayo 
                                                                                                                                                                                  You People
                                                                                                                                                                                  Save D Musician 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Kilimanjaro 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Aspire 
                                                                                                                                                                                  Umbala
                                                                                                                                                                                  *Imo 

                                                                                                                                                                                  Bonus Track Available On SNDWLP033X Version Only.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Run-D.M.C.

                                                                                                                                                                                  Run-D.M.C. - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                    Run-D.M.C. is the self titled debut studio album by American hip hop group Run-D.M.C., released on March 27, 1984, by Profile Records, and re-issued by Arista Records. The album was primarily produced by Russell Simmons and Larry Smith.

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                    Hard Times 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Rock Box 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jam-Master Jay
                                                                                                                                                                                    Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2) 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                    It’s Like That 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Wake Up 
                                                                                                                                                                                    30 Days 
                                                                                                                                                                                    Jay’s Game

                                                                                                                                                                                    Scott Fagan

                                                                                                                                                                                    South Atlantic Blues - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                      The long lost 1968 debut album by singer-songwriter, Scott Fagan, once tipped to be bigger than Elvis, is set for release on 9th February 2024 via Earth Recordings. ‘South Atlantic Blues’ will be reissued for the first time in its original artwork, with an iconic portrait of Fagan by famed rock photographer, Joel Brodsky, following a widely celebrated 2015 release.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Revisiting his mystical, mythical, and deeply soulful masterpiece, this psych-folk gem doffs a Tropicalia hat direct from downtown New York. “His songs embrace a broad sonic fantasia, swirling in ’60s New York R&B and ’40s jazz, as well as the Caribbean rhythms of calypso, meringue and Pachanga.” New York Times

                                                                                                                                                                                      Scott Fagan’s story is worthy of a movie in itself. A swinging hipster who landed in 60s Greenwich folk scene, escaping the abject poverty of his U.S. Virgin Islands upbringing, Fagan found himself mentored by the Brill Building’s Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, and feted as the next big thing. “Forget Rodriguez, forget Searching for Sugar Man,” says Sharyn Felder, daughter of the late Doc Pomus, the legendary songwriter who signed Fagan to management in 1964. “Scott was so much more. He was cut from a different cloth.”

                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘South Atlantic Blues’ is the perfect soundtrack to this tale, an epic song cycle wrapped around an impassioned love story, driven by Fagan’s dense, allusive lyrics, and production by Elmer Jared Gordon (Pearls Before Swine) and rich arrangements by Horace Ott (Nina Simone, Sam Cooke, The Shirelles). The Earth Recordings reissue coincides with a resurgence in activity for Fagan, with a new album in the works – the never-recorded soundtrack to ‘Soon’, the 1971 Broadway rock musical he co-wrote and starred in – and a documentary ‘Soon: the Story of Scott Fagan’ currently filming through Scissor Kick Films, from director Marah Strauch, writer Chris Campion (who rediscovered the singer-songwriter in 2015), and producer Eric Bruggeman.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      A1. In My Head
                                                                                                                                                                                      A2. Nickels And Dimes
                                                                                                                                                                                      A3. Crying
                                                                                                                                                                                      A4. The Carnival Is Ended
                                                                                                                                                                                      A5. South Atlantic Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                      B1. Nothing But Love
                                                                                                                                                                                      B2. Tenement Hall
                                                                                                                                                                                      B3. In Your Hands
                                                                                                                                                                                      B4. Crystal Ball
                                                                                                                                                                                      B5. Madam-moiselle

                                                                                                                                                                                      Released over six years ago, NYC producer Thornato's debut album "Bennu" was a milestone here at Wonderwheel as the producer who previously had a viral danceflloor hit with his "Gaita Gaita" rework stepped out from behind the curtain with an album full of groundbreaking originals, turning what was known at the time as as the "Global Bass" genre on it's head with a mix of African Rhythms, Dancehall, Dub, House, and Latin Vibes. The album initially started out as a bit of a slow burn, but soon developed a fanbase around it with "Chapinero" and Poirier's heavy remix of "Rhinoceros" turning up festival dancefloors that summer. Since then, 'Bennu' has continues to push forward to this day, racking up 25 million streams, and two global syncs this year for Smirnoff and Netflix's "Elite". In commemoration of this now classic album, we've pressed up a very limited run (just 200) translucent blue 'Bennu' LPs that are available now.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Bennu
                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Rhinocerus (feat. Gappy Ranks)
                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Chapinero
                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Shu Swamp
                                                                                                                                                                                      5. El Oro De La Tolita (feat. Taribo)
                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Welwyn (feat. Harry Vanvagen)
                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Chamegei
                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Deux A Deux (feat. Kongo Elektro)
                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Eight Year Rebound
                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Tu Luz (feat. Lido Pimienta)
                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Last Chance (feat. The Spy From Cairo)

                                                                                                                                                                                      Cortex

                                                                                                                                                                                      Rare And Lost Tapes

                                                                                                                                                                                      “Rare & Lost Tapes” is a collection of singles by the legendary group Cortex, never before released on LP. The album brings together previously unreleased and rare recordings such as "Les Oiseaux Morts" (Alternative Take 76) released only as a test pressing, "Mary & Jeff" (Fender Rhodes Version 77) recorded for TV, and "Californie" & "Stevie" released for the Side Project Caribou in 7".

                                                                                                                                                                                      As you'd expect from these jazz-funk pioneers, as soon as they hit that record button, they instantly fall into the groove! It's hard to imagine them not being the funkiest, sexiest, downright grooviest band in the world. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      So, despite whatever creative / managerial decisions were made at the time preventing these recordings from being released - rest assured the quality of the tracks is up there with the rest of their catalogue - absolutely sublime! 

                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                      Matt says: Nice collection of unreleased material for jazz-funk legend Cortex - possibly one of the most sampled yet underrated bands in history. You can see why producers love to loop up their grooves into their samplers - there's an undeniably magical interchange between the musicians which only the tightest, most cerebral bands manage to achieve.

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                      A1. Californie
                                                                                                                                                                                      A2. Moanion
                                                                                                                                                                                      A3. Stevie
                                                                                                                                                                                      A4. The Sky Is Grey I'm So Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                      B1. Psychose
                                                                                                                                                                                      B2. Mary & Jeff (Fender Rhodes Version 77')
                                                                                                                                                                                      B3. Les Oiseaux Morts
                                                                                                                                                                                      B4. Les Oiseaux Morts (Alternative Take 76')

                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Forster

                                                                                                                                                                                      Beautiful Hearts - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                        Following its unanimously acclaimed expanded reissues of Robert Forster’s first two solo albums Danger In The Past and Calling From A Country Phone, Needle Mythology Records is proud to announce the long-awaited remastered reissue of Robert’s 1994 'I Had A New York Girlfriend' now retitled as 'Beautiful Hearts'. The album saw Robert tackle a diverse array of his favourite songs from other composers – among them Mickey Newbury’s “Frisco Depot”, Martha & The Muffins’ “Echo Beach”, “Alone” by Heart and Guy Clark’s “Broken Hearted People" Having had three decades to reflect on the record, Robert took this chance to revisit the album’s title and artwork. I Had A New York Girlfriend had been an eleventh-hour decision, a line taken from the Modern Lovers song “Old World”. The working title had always been Beautiful Hearts, a phrase borrowed from another song, “For Those” by Tindersticks. With the old title gone, the artwork – a New York street scene – no longer made sense. “So in its place,” explains Robert, “comes a contemporaneous photograph of me conducting a set of musicians crashing into the album’s opening cut ‘Nature’s Way’. Well… that’s the fantasy.”

                                                                                                                                                                                        First time on vinyl for this remastered deluxe reissue.

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Nature’s Way
                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Broken Hearted People
                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Echo Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Tell Me That Isn’t True
                                                                                                                                                                                        5. 2541 6. Anytime
                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Locked Away
                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Alone
                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Bird
                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Frisco Depot
                                                                                                                                                                                        11. 3am

                                                                                                                                                                                        Robert Forster

                                                                                                                                                                                        Warm Nights - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                          The 'Directors' Cut' re-issue, featuring revised tracklisting and previously unreleased material. Originally released in 1996, Warm Nights repositioned Robert’s standing as one of the great songwriters of the post-punk era. Robert recalls that producer Edwyn Collins “got the [intended] sound of the album completely: a dry low-end groove pitched somewhere between Creedence Clearwater Revival and Willie Mitchell’s early ’70s Hi Records work.” Towards the end of the sessions some complications arose – and it’s these complications that Robert has seized the chance to remedy for this new release of Warm Nights. “It was Edwyn’s idea,” explains Robert, “to bring in a three-piece brass section – it fitted some of the songs beautifully, but it was in the mixing of the brass and the effect it had on the running order that things got complicated, [resulting in] two changes to the album that have been bugging me for 25 years.” Finally, Robert can sleep easy. The revised edition of 'Warm Nights' sees the inclusion of the brass version “Fortress” and the addition of "Half The Way Home” (a song that Robert rashly demoted from the original album and is here for the first time on vinyl).

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. I Can Do
                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Warm Nights
                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Cryin’ Love
                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Snake Skin Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Loneliness
                                                                                                                                                                                          6.Jug Of Wine
                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Fortress (Brass Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Half The Way Home
                                                                                                                                                                                          9. On A Street Corner
                                                                                                                                                                                          10. I’ll Jump

                                                                                                                                                                                          Johnny Cash

                                                                                                                                                                                          Man In Black - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                            Man in Black may be the 38th album by Johnny Cash, but it is definitely one of the most memorable album in his discography. Man in Black is perhaps one of Cash's most political albums and the title refers to Cash's tendency to wear only black during his live shows. This was to reflect the turbulent times during the Vietnam War. This message is also reflected in the album's lyrics. The singles “Man in Black” and “Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues” can be seen as his most important protest songs. Both singles were successful on the Billboard Country charts. All this makes the album a unique milestone in his career and still a must for all Johnny Cash fans

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                            1. The Preacher Said, “Jesus Said” (With Billy Graham)
                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Orphan Of The Road
                                                                                                                                                                                            3. You’ve Got A New Light Shining In Your Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                            4. If Not For Love
                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Man In Black

                                                                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Singin’ In Viet Nam Talkin’ Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Ned Kelly
                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Look For Me (With June Carter Cash)
                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Dear Mrs.
                                                                                                                                                                                            5. I Talk To Jesus Every Day (With June Carter Cash)

                                                                                                                                                                                            Four Tet

                                                                                                                                                                                            Beautiful Rewind - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                            With the minimum of fuss, one of the UK's (perhaps the World's) foremost electronic musicians releases his tenth LP. No press agency, no media campaign, just a casual tweet and it's here. This immediacy is carried through into the music on offer. The track lengths are shorter than we've become used to, with Hebden getting straight down to the nitty gritty and distilling his complex melodies and rhythms into their most potent form; no ambient preamble or sprawling kosmiche on this one. Instead, Four Tet continues the journey through club music he began on "There Is Love In You" and "Pink", now taking the fire escape out the main room into a strip lit car park. "Beautiful Rewind" acts as part pirate radio jungle assault and part post club come down bliss. Hebden feeds the jungle chatter, polyrhythms and bass wobble through his own experimental and dense production to create an immersive yet raw experience like listening to Rooms 1 and 2 at the same time from the depths of a K-Hole. Album opener "Gong" and recent single "Kool FM" and the murderous "Aerial" and "Buchla" are bold and aggresive, while "Unicorn", "Your Body Feels" and "Ba Teaches Yoga" could sit comfortably with the fragility and beauty found on "There Is Love In You". Always wishing to push forward, Hebden has delivered some of the old, alongside a generous helping of new, casting his net wider and pulling varied influences together to form a complete and unique LP.


                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                            01. Gong
                                                                                                                                                                                            02. Parallel Jalebi
                                                                                                                                                                                            03. Our Navigation
                                                                                                                                                                                            04. Ba Teaches Yoga
                                                                                                                                                                                            05. Kool FM
                                                                                                                                                                                            06. Crush
                                                                                                                                                                                            07. Buchla
                                                                                                                                                                                            08. Aerial
                                                                                                                                                                                            09. Ever Never
                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Unicorn
                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Your Body Feels

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ultravillage is a collective and burgeoning community of new age music devotees, private press fanatics and underground ambient, minimal and progressive electronic aficionados. Their website at ultravillage.com is fast becoming the go to guide for the most obscure entries in the American new age and minimal music canon – a crucial hub for diggers, archivists and label runners recovering lost sounds from by-gone eras.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Mark Griffey, the man behind Ultravillage, has recently made the venture into releasing albums, with the intention of reissuing forgotten personal masterpieces of 1980s and 90s private press synth culture on new label Mid-Air Museum. MM’s first vinyl record release is a collaboration with Scottish reissue label chOOn!!.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Together, they present 'Accidental Music 1987-1991' by Charles Esposito, a career retrospective of the experimental composer from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. The cinematic and the sacred swirl around on Accidental Music, which gives new life to intriguing self-released tapes that Esposito put out in the 1980s and 90s. Heard by few on its original release, the music featured on this compilation ranges from Palace of Lights percussive sonics to an almost minimal techno palette, a meeting of pop and twisted electronics with the hypnotic immediacy of ancient ritual.

                                                                                                                                                                                            'Accidental Music 1987-1991' develops a series of resonant harmonic spaces, by adding layers of instruments and played objects. Rather than work as acoustic maps of specific locations, these pieces eddy and gather into positive physical presences. But Esposito’s real strength lies in creating depth of field. The foreground might be dominated by glassy chimes or resonant prayer bowl-like timbres, but beyond it a series of sonic veils seems to recede towards murky imperceptibility. There’s also a kind of surreal decorum at play, passages that sound like an immaculately laid dinner table being shaken by an earth tremor while the tinkling complaints of the silver, glass and muffling linen are scrupulously recorded.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Available for the first time on vinyl, Accidental Music 1987-1991 by Charles Esposito is an exploration into many inner worlds and dreamscapes, an analogue mirage of avant-garde gems. Produced in cooperation with the artist for Mid-Air Museum and chOOn!!.

                                                                                                                                                                                            Mastered for vinyl and digital and featuring liner notes from Mark Griffey.

                                                                                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                            Matt says: Nice collection of minimalist new age healing sounds and cosmic rhythms spanning the late 80s and early 90s. You know the drill - nag champa, few herbs and the plant medicine of your choice! Lights off and away you go....

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                            01. Heart Skips A Beat
                                                                                                                                                                                            02. FireWaterWood
                                                                                                                                                                                            03. Hypnotic
                                                                                                                                                                                            04. Hand Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                            05. Piano In Circles
                                                                                                                                                                                            06. Solstice
                                                                                                                                                                                            07. Body On Water
                                                                                                                                                                                            08. In Real Time
                                                                                                                                                                                            09. 11_11 (Make A Wish)
                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Point Of View
                                                                                                                                                                                            11. All-1
                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Three Days In Rain

                                                                                                                                                                                            The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                            The Real New Fall LP (Formerly Country On The Click) - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                              Originally recorded at Lisa Stansfield's Gracieland Studios in between December 2002 and January 2003 with producer Grant Showbiz.

                                                                                                                                                                                              The subtitle is explained by the fact that the tracks were originally scheduled for release in April 2003 under the title ‘Country on the Click’. Promotional copies were sent out and three of the new songs were previewed in the band's 23rd Peel Session, but Mark. E Smith was unhappy with the mix and decided it needed further work.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Alex Linhardt of Pitchfork called it "as valuable an album as anything The Fall ever released in the 1990s" and stated that "Smith's lyrics are at a near career-best of insolence and nonsense.” AllMusic's David Jeffries wrote that the album "gives the faithful another reason to believe". Helen Pidd, reviewing the album for The Guardian, viewed Smith as being "on magnificently mad form”. Uncut called it "Great by Smith’s standards. Practically genius by everybody else’s.” Spin praised it as "an atavistic orgy of recycled riffs and lifelong obsessions". MOJO reviewed it as "as good as anything in this group's monstrous catalogue”. Pop Matters called it "their best record in a decade”.

                                                                                                                                                                                              This Set as with the other Fall reissues has been compiled in conjunction with Fall expert Conway Patton and has notes by Fall guru Daryl Easlea and was mastered by long time engineer Andy Pearce with art by Becky Stewart.

                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                              Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Side 1:
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Green Eyed Locomotion
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Mountain Energi
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Theme From Sparta FC
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Last Commands OF Xyralothep Via MES
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Janet, Johnny And James
                                                                                                                                                                                              Side 2:
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 The Past #2
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Loop 41 ‘Houston
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Mike’s Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Proteinprotection
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Recovery Kit

                                                                                                                                                                                              CD Box Set:
                                                                                                                                                                                              DISC ONE 
                                                                                                                                                                                              The Real New Fall LP Formerly 'Country On The Click'
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Green Eyed Loco-Man
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Last Commands Of Xyralothep Via M.E.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Open The Boxoctosis #2
                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Janet, Johnny + James
                                                                                                                                                                                              8 The Past #2
                                                                                                                                                                                              9 Loop41 `Houston
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Proteinprotection
                                                                                                                                                                                              12 Recovery Kit

                                                                                                                                                                                              DISC TWO:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Country On The Click (Original Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Sparta
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Protein Protection
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Contraflow
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Green Eyed
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Boxoctosis
                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Ho(E)uston
                                                                                                                                                                                              8 The Past
                                                                                                                                                                                              9 Recovery Kit
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Mike's Love Xexagon
                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Susan V Youthclub

                                                                                                                                                                                              DISC THREE:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Interim
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 All Clasp Hands
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Blindness
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 What About Us?
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 I'm Ronney The Oney
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Green-Eyed Snorkel
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Mod Mock Goth
                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Wrong Place
                                                                                                                                                                                              8 Sparta FC No:3
                                                                                                                                                                                              9 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Spoilt Victorian Childe
                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Boxoctosis Alarum

                                                                                                                                                                                              DISC FOUR:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Singles / Sessions
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Susan Vs Youthclub - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Janet Vs Johnny - B-Side
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Susan Vs Youthclub - Remix
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 (We Wish You A) Protein Christmas - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 (Birtwistle's) Girl In Shop - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              7 Recovery Kit 2 # - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              8 (We Are) Mod Mock Goth - US Album Edit
                                                                                                                                                                                              9 Theme From Sparta F.C. #2 - Single
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 My Ex-Classmate’s Kids (Live Cologne 2001) - B-Side
                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Portugal (aka Debacle (For The Record)) - B-Side
                                                                                                                                                                                              12 Theme From Sparta F.C. - Peel Session
                                                                                                                                                                                              13 Contraflow - Peel Session
                                                                                                                                                                                              14 Grooving With Mr Bloe / Green-Eyed Loco Man - Peel Session
                                                                                                                                                                                              15 Mere Pseud Mag Ed. - Peel Session

                                                                                                                                                                                              DISC FIVE:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Live At The Knitting Factory - New
                                                                                                                                                                                              York - 9 April 2004
                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Horror In Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Boxoctosis
                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Contraflow
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Middle Mass
                                                                                                                                                                                              5 Mere Pseud Mag Ed
                                                                                                                                                                                              6 Mountain Energei
                                                                                                                                                                                              7 I Can Hear The Grass Grow
                                                                                                                                                                                              8 Telephone Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                              9 Theme From Sparta F.C.
                                                                                                                                                                                              10 Janet, Johnny And James
                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Groovin' With Mr Bloe / Green Eyed Loco Man
                                                                                                                                                                                              12 Walk Like A Man
                                                                                                                                                                                              13 Mr Pharmacist
                                                                                                                                                                                              14 Mike's Love Xexagon / We Are Mod Mock Goth
                                                                                                                                                                                              15 I Am Damo Suzuki
                                                                                                                                                                                              16 Dr Buck's Letter
                                                                                                                                                                                              17 Loop 41

                                                                                                                                                                                              The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                              White Lightning

                                                                                                                                                                                                Presented on white vinyl with sleeve notes 'White Lightning' encompasses the period between 1978 and 2001; just short of two-thirds of the group's four-decade existence The Fall is known for their distinctive and unconventional sound, marked by Mark E. Smith's often inscrutable lyrics, abrasive vocals, and a constantly evolving lineup of musicians.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Throughout their career, The Fall released numerous albums and singles. Their music was characterized by a mix of punk rock, experimental rock, and a unique sense of irony and humour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The Fall had a devoted following and influenced many bands and artists within the post- punk and alternative music scenes. Mark E. Smith was a prolific songwriter and a distinctive voice in the world of music. He passed away in 2018, but the legacy of The Fall continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Frightened
                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Before The Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Flat Of Angles
                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Jawbone & The Rifle
                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Extricate
                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Your Heart Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                7. Bill Is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Black Monk Theme 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Black Monk Theme 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Gotta See Jane

                                                                                                                                                                                                Gil Scott-Heron

                                                                                                                                                                                                Free Will - AAA Remastered Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Released in 1971, Gil Scott-Heron’s second album “Pieces Of A Man” is a stone-cold classic and rightly seen as one of the greatest albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  There is a reason why a full album of songs did not appear as a follow-up. Both Thiele and Scott-Heron’s writing partner Brian Jackson had been keen to move forward quickly with song-based material, but Scott-Heron saw himself first and foremost as a writer. A new novel, The Nigger Factory, would be published in 1972 and he also enrolled for writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Once the decision was made to combine poetry and song, sessions were booked for the 2nd and 3rd March 1972. The first session with Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie (drums), Hubert Laws (flute/piccolo), David Spinozza (guitar), Jerry Jemmott (bass) and Brian Jackson (electric and acoustic piano) recorded the songs with Horace Ott taking care of the arrangements. The second was dedicated to poetry, recorded with Scott-Heron, Jackson, Eddie Knowles and Charlie Sanders from their college group Black & Blues. “Free Will” was released in 1972.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  The song side included the heart-rending Vietnam war commentary of ‘Do You Hear What They Said?’, the propulsive title track and the beautiful ‘The Middle Of Your Day’. The poetry side immerses you in the radical politics of the day via ‘No Knock’ and ‘The King Alfred Plan’, and ends with his heartfelt tribute to John Coltrane ‘...and then he wrote Meditations’. Like “Pieces Of A Man” it is a classic and a cornerstone of any record collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  When BGP inherited the honour of looking after the Flying Dutchman legacy we discovered that, as well as being almost unparalleled in his discovery of great talent, Bob Thiele also recorded it immaculately. The label’s master tapes sounded exceptional and when it has come to our reissue series have only ever required the most minimal of EQ before transferring them onto disc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  With this is mind we have embarked on a series of all analogue re-mastering projects, to bring the listener as close to the sound captured on tape as possible. Our first release was Gil Scott-Heron’s “Pieces Of A Man” which was released early in 2023 and this second outing is “Free Will”. We took the original master tape to Frank Merritt at the Carvery who transferred the audio and mastered it before making this new cut himself. We then had it pressed on 180 gram vinyl and our only wish now is that you drop the needle, sit back and go back to 1972 to enjoy Gil Scott-Heron in his prime.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side One
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Free Will
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. The Middle Of Your Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. The Get Out Of The Ghetto Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Speed Kills
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Do You Hear What They Said?

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. The King Alfred Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. No Knock
                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Wiggy
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ain’t No New Thing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. What Would Become Of Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Billy Green Is Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Sex Education: Ghetto Style
                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. … And Then He Wrote Meditations

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Roberta Flack

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lost Takes

                                                                                                                                                                                                    A collection of tracks recorded by Roberta Flack in the sessions leading up to the recording of her seminal debut album ‘First Take’. These tracks have never been released on wax before and are presented here as a double LP in a beautiful midnight blue gatefold sleeve and pressed on heavy-weight 180g black vinyl with sleeve-notes from Harmony Holiday.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. This Could Be The Start Of Something
                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Hush-A-Bye
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Afro Blue
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. It's Way Past Suppertime
                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. On The Street Where You Live
                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Frankie And Johnny
                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. The House Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. Ain't No Mountain High Enough
                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. The Song Is Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. To Sir With Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Groove Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Excuse-O - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Excuse O’ is about natural human reactions to situations we confront in our daily endeavours. If you walk into a bar, ask and pay for a drink and you happen to recognize a friend in the bar, you take time off your table to chat with this friend. While you are at it, another man walks over to your table and drinks your glass of beer, of course you turn round and find him drinking your beer, your reaction will be: ‘Excuse O!’ Same for the person who goes to withdraw five Naira (equivalent of US $5 at that time) from his bank, takes public transport, in the bus the person finds another man trying to pick his pocket, the obvious reaction is: ‘Excuse O!’ For the man who dates a woman for the first time, the situation is even more serious. Particularly since, on their date, he takes the woman to a swimming pool after which they have lunch, from lunch to cinema, from cinema to dinner. After dinner, the man again invites her to have a dance at the Shrine (Fela’s Club). Sitting at a table, after ordering drinks, another man comes to excuse his partner for a dance, he does not object to the first, the second he consents to grudgingly. A third dance? That is enough, Mr! ‘Excuse O!’ will be the reaction from the man.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss’ is another of Fela’s songs critical of the education system in Africa - which he called a poor imitation of the Western education system. The man who speaks better English gets paid more. Fela sings: “…the better oyinbo you talk! The more bread you get!” The brainwash starts from the ‘Big’ English words used in the newspapers…the oyinbo (English) wey dey inside!, na riddle for labourer man! Inside the paper! Jargonism dey! (meaning there is a lot of jargon). Irrelevant issue that has no bearing towards alleviating the sufferings of the poor man on the street. Then the leaders blame the poor man’s problems on ‘ignorance’ and ‘delinquency’. Fela asks: “…who be delinquent? Na them delinquent! Who be delinquent? The oyinbo talker delinquent…!” Meaning who is delinquent? The Mr English Speaker is the one who is delinquent, referring to the leadership ruling most African countries.


                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Excuse-O
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Noise For Vendor Mouth - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Nigerian establishment labelled Kalakuta Republic inhabitants as ‘hooligans’, ‘hemp smokers’, etc. ‘Noise For Vendor Mouth’ is Fela’s indifference to that name-calling, because, for him, people in Kalakuta are really a bunch of hard-working citizens, trying to survive in a society riddled with corruption and mismanagement. He adds that the real hooligans are those in authority who resort to political gangsterism, and sometimes military coups, in order to resolve constitutional issues. He considers their criticisms as nothing but the noise made by street vendors to sell their wares.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fela had been accused by critics of not being concerned about the issue of feminism and the unequal status of the sexes, thus keeping in line with several traditions which they claim he arbitrarily upholds. Several issues, from the African point of view, are counterpoised to the modern Western look. Fela had been criticized for openly endorsing polygamy. How could a man who campaigns against the unequal status of sexes and racism endorse a male domination? Fela’s justification for polygamy, apart from the traditional repopulation from slavery of Africa’s society, is the polygamous nature of man. In Christian societies, where polygamy is not tolerated, men marry officially with one woman but keep mistresses. African men are more honest in their approach - keeping all the women in the know and under one roof in the spirit of family. Songs like ‘Mattress’ may not help change

                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Noise For Vendor Mouth
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mattress

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kalakuta Show - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The ‘Kalakuta Show’ album was Fela Kuti’s undaunted manner of extracting revenge on the military regime that attacked and brutalized him in 1974. The second of such attacks in a space of eight months, ‘Kalakuta Show’ was an attempt by the Nigerian police to influence the cause of justice. After the first police raid on Kalakuta in April 1974, Fela was charged to court for ‘possession of dangerous drugs’, and abduction of ‘minors’. However, the evidence presented by the prosecution was easily explained by the defence, who claimed that the drugs found in the premises belonged to Junction Clinic, a government licensed clinic situated inside Kalakuta Republic and run by Fela’s younger brother, Dr. Beko Ransome Kuti. On the ‘abduction of minors’ charge, all the young girls arrested in Fela’s house denied they were underage, or abducted, and they claimed in court they went to Fela’s house of their own accord. With no substantial evidence to convict Fela in this highly publicized trial, the police chose to raid Fela’s residence a second time, one week before judgment on the case, hoping to find evidence this time around. The result is the narrative of the gruelling and brutal manner the police treated their victims. Fela appearing in court with scalp wounds and a broken arm drew sympathy from the judge. A crowd of more than fifty thousand Lagos youths carried Fela from the court house in the Apapa area of Lagos to Kalakuta Republic - a distance of about six kilometres. During this jubilation, traffic was at a stand-still for several hours in the central part of Lagos mainland. ‘Don’t Make Garan Garan’ - ‘Ganran Ganran’ in Yoruba language means an egoist, full of himself, a self-centred person. The rich and highly placed Nigerians who frequently try to lord it over the poor are being asked to know their limits.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kalakuta Show
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Don't Make Garan Garan

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Why Black Man Dey Suffer - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                            ‘Why Black Man Dey Suffer’, recorded in 1971, was originally deemed too controversial for release by EMI, his label at the time. Having recently been schooled in the American black power movement and having taken on a new Pan-African worldview, this album served as one of Fela’s first musical soapboxes on which he challenged the colonial injustices and corruption of the ruling elites of his time. The title track, also featuring Ginger Baker, is a history lesson on the oppression of the African man. It details the litany of abuses the black man has suffered - from being taken as slaves, to having an alien people impose a new culture upon them, taking their land, fighting them, and setting them against one another. ‘Ikoyi Mentality’ firmly expresses Fela’s identification with the downtrodden masses and his rejection of the ways of the ruling class inhabitants of the Ikoyi neighbourhood in Lagos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Why Black Man Dey Suffer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ikoyi Mentality Vs Mushin Mentality

                                                                                                                                                                                                            M. Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transfiguration Of Vincent - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                              In 2003, everything broke open for Ward with the release of Transfiguration of Vincent. Critically lauded and long beloved, Pitchfork hailed it as an album that “broadcasts timelessness and defies genre constraints,” and Slant placed it on their list of the best albums of the 2000s. On Transfiguration of Vincent, Ward’s elegant fingerpicking, evocative croon, and heartrending lyricism came into full bloom, casting a spell so powerful that even a song as universal as David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” felt not only new but irrevocably his. One of the most cherished albums in the Merge catalog, Transfiguration of Vin- cent is both a great place to begin your love affair with M. Ward and a deep, stunningly realized work that listeners have returned to over and over again for 20 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Transfiguration No. 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Vincent O’Brien
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Sad, Sad Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Undertaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Duet For Guitars No. 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Outta My Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Involuntary

                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B

                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Helicopter
                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. Poor Boy, Minor Key
                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Fool Says
                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Get To The Table On Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                              12. A Voice At The End Of The Line
                                                                                                                                                                                                              13. Dead Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                              14. Let’s Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                              15. Transfiguration No. 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                              M. Ward

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Duet For Guitars #2 - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duet for Guitars #2 introduced us to M. Ward’s characteristic rasp and fingerpicking prowess. More minimal in scope than future records, the songs run the gamut from lullabies to rocking declarations of love. Released on Co-Dependent Records in 1999, one of the initial 1,000 copies found its way to Howe Gelb, who re-released it in 2000 on Ow Om. It went out of print and remained a hard-to-find piece of the M. Ward catalog until 2007, when it was reissued on Merge with three new tracks. More than an origin story, Duet for Guitars #2 is a beautiful, assured album that is sure to make lo-fi and Americana aficionados swoon, to say nothing of M. Ward fans new and old.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                In 2003, everything broke open for Ward with the release of Transfiguration of Vincent. Critically lauded and long beloved, Pitchfork hailed it as an album that “broadcasts timelessness and defies genre constraints,” and Slant placed it on their list of the best albums of the 2000s. On Transfiguration of Vincent, Ward’s elegant fingerpicking, evocative croon, and heartrending lyricism came into full bloom, casting a spell so powerful that even a song as universal as David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” felt not only new but irrevocably his. One of the most cherished albums in the Merge catalog, Transfiguration of Vin- cent is both a great place to begin your love affair with M. Ward and a deep, stunningly realized work that listeners have returned to over and over again for 20 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duet For Guitars #2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Beautiful Car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fishing Boat Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Scene From #12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good News
                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Crooked Spine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Look Me Over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Who May Be Lazy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                It Won’t Happen Twice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                He Asked Me To Be A Snake & Live Underground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Song From Debby’s Stairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                It Was A Beautiful Car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Were You There?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not A Gang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duet For Guitars #1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Jack White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998-2016 collects 26 acoustic songs from throughout White’s wide-ranging musical career including solo material as well as The White Stripes and The Raconteurs tracks, spanning album tracks, B-sides, remixes, alternate versions, and previously unreleased tracks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Sugar Never Tasted So Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Apple Blossom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. I'm Bound To Pack It Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Hotel Yorba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. We're Going To Be Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. You've Got Her In Your Pocket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. It's True That We Love One Another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. Never Far Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Forever For Her (Is Over For Me)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. White Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. As Ugly As I Seem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. City Lights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Honey, We Can't Afford To Look This Cheap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Effect And Cause
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Love Is The Truth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Top Yourself
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Carolina Drama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Love Interruption
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. On And On And On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Machine Gun Silhouette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Blunderbuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Just One Drink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Entitlement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Want And Able

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jack White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lazaretto - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lazaretto is the second studio album by Jack White. The 180g vinyl is anything but ordinary. Hidden tracks, Side A plays from the inside out, hand-etched hologram, dual-groove technology, both sides ending with locked grooves, as well as mixes different from those used on CD and digital version. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Three Women
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Lazaretto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Temporary Ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Would You Fight For My Love?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. High Ball Stepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Just One Drink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Alone In My Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. That Black Bat Licorice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Entitlement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. I Think I Found The Culprit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Want And Able

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Jack White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blunderbuss - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The debut solo release from Jack White, this album is as strong an artistic statement he has ever made. Released in April 2012, "Blunderbuss" was Jack White's first-ever #1 charting Billboard album. The LP would sell 33,000 copies in the US that year, making it the top-selling piece of vinyl for the year. The album was certified gold in the US, Australia and the UK, and certified platinum in Canada.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Missing Pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Sixteen Saltines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Freedom At 21
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Love Interruption
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Blunderbuss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Hypocritical Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Weep Themselves To Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. I'm Shakin’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Trash Tongue Talker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Hip (Eponymous) Poor Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. I Guess I Should Go To Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. On And On And On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Take Me With You When You Go

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era - 1965-1968 - 50th Anniversary Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If a single compilation can be attributed to beginning the oldies revolution, it is easily the original 1972 double LP "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968". Compiled by Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman with assistance and input from guitarist and music historian Lenny Kaye, this deceptively haphazard 27-track aggregate became the cornerstone of the serious appreciation of 60s underground music. One important factor that unifies and likewise levels the playing field for all 27 tracks chosen for the first run of "Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968" is that they were all issued as singles. Each track is also given a brief bio, which was researched and penned by Kaye. His comments go beyond the facts and figures of the typical discography, relating to the music as the personal experience that it was.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night) - The Electric Prunes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Dirty Water - The Standells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Night Time - The Strangeloves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 Lies - The Knickerbockers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 Respect - The Vagrants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 A Public Execution - Mouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7 No Time Like The Right Time - The Blues Projec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8 Oh Yeah - The Shadows Of Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9 Pushin' Too Hard - The Seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10 Moulty - The Barbarians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 Don't Look Back - The Remains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        12 An Invitation To Cry - The Magicians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        13 Liar, Liar - The Castaways
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        14 You're Gonna Miss Me - The 13th Floor Elevators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        15 Psychotic Reaction - Count Five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        16 Hey Joe - The Leaves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        17 Romeo & Juliet - Michael And The Messengers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        18 Sugar And Spice - The Cryan' Shames
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        19 Baby Please Don't Go - The Amboy Dukes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        20 Tobacco Road - Blue Magoos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        21 Let's Talk About Girls - The Chocolate Watchband
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        22 Sit Down, I Think I Love You - The Mojo Men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        23 Run, Run, Run - The Third Rail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        24 My World Fell Down - Sagittarius
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        25 Open My Eyes - Nazz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        26 Farmer John - The Premiers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        27 It's-a-Happening - The Magic Mushrooms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Undertones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Undertones - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Undertones formed in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1975 and released their debut album ‘The Undertones’ in 1979 which peaked at #13 in the UK Charts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          John and Damian O'Neill partnered infectious guitar hooks to '60s garage, '70s glam rock, with Feargal Sharkey's signature vocal quaver. Those qualities came together on their breakout hit "Teenage Kicks," whose simplicity harked back to '60s ideals of when the song was king.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This classic debut record infuses so much unabashed joy in two-minute three-chord pop songs, and there's little pretension in their unapologetically teenage worldview, that even the darker hints of life in songs like the suicide-themed "Jimmy Jimmy" are delivered with a sense of optimism at odds with so many of their contemporaries.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Family Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Girls Don't Like It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Male Model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. I Gotta Getta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Teenage Kicks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Wrong Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Jump Boys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Here Comes The Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Get Over You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Billy's Third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Jimmy Jimmy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. True Confessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. (She's A) Runaround
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. I Know A Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Listening In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Casbah 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Beat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I Just Can't Stop It - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I Just Can't Stop It is the debut studio album by British ska band the Beat, released on 23 May 1980 by Go-Feet Records in the United Kingdom. It was released the same year in the United States on Sire Records under the band name "The English Beat". In Australia, it was released on Go-Feet under the band name "The British Beat".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Well received from the start, publications such as Rolling Stone raved that the music was "wild and threatening, sexy and sharp." AllMusic later said it "was a stunning achievement", which has not been diminished by time.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mirror In The Bathroom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hands Off...She's Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Two Swords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Twist And Crawl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rough Rider
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Click Click
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Big Shot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Whine & Grine / Stand Down Margaret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Noise In This World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Can’t Get Used To Losing You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Best Friend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Jackpot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stornoway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beachcomber’s Windowsill - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As its title suggests, Stornoway’s 2010 debut album, ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’, is something of a treasure. Featuring singles ‘Fuel Up’, ‘I Saw You Blink’ and ‘Zorbing’, it showed just why so many were excited by the Oxford indie-folk quartet’s arrival - a DIY guitar band unusually rooted in folk tradition. They stood out further with their deft ability to try their hand at most instruments, never shy to experiment while their pure pop harmonies soared.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Warmly received on release, ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’ quickly attained Silver status in the UK and, among the many positive reviews, The Observer praised it for having a “real emotional depth that transports their music from throwaway sunny songs to something altogether more poignant and enduring,” while the NME called it “beautifully rendered and melodically magnificent; a Constable landscape of a record.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The album is complemented by a stunning sleeve by designer Chris Bigg, who has played on the album’s title and their songs about nature by working with illustrations of shells, aquatic life and old maps. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Zorbing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. I Saw You Blink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Fuel Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. The Coldharbour Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Boats And Trains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. We Are The Battery Human
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Here Comes The Blackout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Watching Birds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. On The Rocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. The End Of The Movie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11. Long Distance Lullaby

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stornoway

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tales From Terra Firma - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stornoway followed up ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’, in 2013 with ‘Tales from Terra Firma’. Ten this year, ‘Tales From Terra Firma’ is an album of stories - birth, death, marriage and coming of age. Featuring the singles ‘The Bigger Picture’ and ‘Farewell Appalachia’, it was recorded and produced by the band in the main at their own Oxford space, bringing in mix engineer George Shilling (having loved his work with Teenage Fanclub, a huge influence on them) midway to help them achieve their vision. It worked too. By being true to themselves and remaining oblivious to outside influences, they made a truly special album where life is unfurled for the listener. The Guardian said in their full marks review that there’s “no curse of the second album for Stornoway, who’ve stretched out without losing sight of the intimacy of their charming debut.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For its sleeve, the band worked with the artist Kirini Kopcke who used fragments of lyrics as her start point to create a picture foreach ‘tale’ on the album, presenting a strip cartoon-like depiction of the adventures in the life of the main protagonist.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. You Take Me As I Am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Farewell Appalachia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. The Bigger Picture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. (A Belated) Invite To Eternity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Hook, Line, Sinker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Knock Me On The Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. The Great Procrastinator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. The Ones We Hurt The Most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. November Song

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spiritualized

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amazing Grace - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Somewhat overlooked at the time, Amazing Grace is possibly the heaviest and most intimate Spiritualized record. A wild collection of blazing garage rock songs and beautifully tender, sometimes devastatingly sad, ballads. They are songs that reach for help from a broken place, ragged and lonely, in love with a world hanging by a thread. The feeling of the gospel standard that inspired the title – “through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come” – hangs like a shadow over the whole record, and J Spaceman’s heart and soul lies very close to the microphone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Absolute nihilism bleeds through the opening song “This Little Life of Mine”: “This little life of mine / I’m gonna let it slide / I’m gonna let it burn / I’m getting sick of trying.” In “The Ballad of Richie Lee”, a lament to the late Acetone singer, we have maybe the most brutally sad moment of the entire Spiritualized catalog: “He’s got his name on a rock again / And this time it’s the last”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Then, out of the blackest nights of the soul, beautiful hymns appear, odes to falling in love and staying in love. Songs like “Hold On”, “Oh Baby” and “Rated X” where we “Put your hand in my hand and maybe we’ll forget / That life had even started before the day we met.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The recording of Amazing Grace was fast and experimental, executed in three weeks at Rockfield Studios in Wales. Spaceman would present the band with an idea for each song on the day of recording, and they would experiment until it felt right. The core musicians,John Coxon, Tony Foster and Tim Lewis were players au fait with the abstract and experimental, finding the sweet spots where The Stooges meet Arvo Part, where Patsy Cline meets 13th Floor Elevators and Aretha Franklin is down with Miles Davis’ Get Up With It. The result of this method is a polar opposite to the symphonic grandeur of its predecessor Let It Come Down but more powerful in its emotional impact. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. This Little Life Of Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. She Kissed Me (It Felt Like A Hit)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Hold On
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Oh Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Never Goin' Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. The Power And The Glory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Lord Let It Rain On Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. The Ballad Of Richie Lee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Cheapster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Rated X
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Lay It Down Slow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Strokes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is This It - 2024 Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The American rock band's critically acclaimed debut studio album. Building on their 2001 EP 'The Modern Age', the band members moulded compositions largely through live takes during recording sessions, while songwriter and lead singer Julian Casablancas continued to detail the lives and relationships of urban youth. Three singles were released from the album: 'Hard to Explain'/'New York City Cops', 'Last Nite', and 'Someday'. Now available on red vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Is This It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Modern Age
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Soma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barely Legal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Someday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Alone, Together
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Last Nite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hard To Explain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New York City Cops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Trying Your Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take It Or Leave It

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    East Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drop Out - 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An autumnal treasure, East Village’s Drop Out has spent the past thirty years finding new ears to bewitch and new hearts to melt. The only album from this British four-piece, recorded and released in the early nineties, it’s long been considered one of the hidden jewels of its time, and is talked of with hushed reverence by people who know. Bob Stanley of Saint Etienne once called it “an elegy for a particular brand of eighties guitar music, sweet minor chords and Dylanesque lyrics”, which captures what makes it so special; in summarising its era, though, it also effortlessly transcends it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Like all great guitar gangs, East Village fell together as a four-piece; having relocated from High Wycombe to London in mid ‘80s, brothers Martin and Paul Kelly on bass and guitar, set on forming a group together, were joined by John Wood (guitar) and Spencer Smith (drums). Wood and the Kellys shared writing and vocal duties; it was an ideal combination, and one of the many charms of East Village is their various song writing voices, a tip of the hat, seemingly, to the 60s folk-rock groups who influenced them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally influenced by garage-rock and freakbeat, the band eventually came through via the same scene as groups like Felt, The Go-Betweens, The Weather Prophets, and Primal Scream. They’d formed as Episode Four, releasing an EP, Strike Up Matches, in 1986, which has gone on to become one of most sought after releases of the C86 era. Their first two singles as East Village, ‘Cubans In The Bluefields’ (1987) and ‘Back Between Places’ (1988), were released on Jeff Barrett’s Sub Aqua label. When it came time to record Drop Out, East Village found a supporter in Bob Stanley, who bankrolled the album sessions until Barrett re-signed the band to his new imprint Heavenly Recordings in 1990. The album that took shape is dusky, heartfelt, lamplit, full of chiming minor chords, close harmonies, rattling organs, all buoyed by a rhythm section that moves as one, steady and elegant. There’s melancholy here, certainly, on songs like ‘What Kind Of Friend Is This’, but also pleasure and freedom, on ‘When I Wake Tomorrow’ and ‘Silver Train’. The group were obsessed with Dylan’s Eat The Document at the time, and the album’s rich with references to the film; Drop Out’s character is also somehow close to the thin wild mercury sound of Blonde On Blonde, and the lambent light of the Byrds’ Notorious Byrd Brothers. In one of life’s gentler surprises, ‘Silver Train’ became an unexpected radio hit in Australia when released there as a single in 1993. The story of East Village seems marked by such unexpected turns and surprising events. None was more surprising for their fans at the time, though, than their onstage split in 1991, leaving an unreleased album in the can. Encouraged by Jeff Barrett the band revisited the tapes two years on and while mixing the album for its posthumous release in 1993 invited Debsey Wykes (Dolly Mixture, Coming Up Roses, Saint Etienne, Birdie) to sing the quietly devastating album closer, “Everybody Knows”, a perfect, sad-eyed sign-off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Listening now to Drop Out, its timelessness is clear. It could have been recorded by young folk-pop hopefuls in the late sixties, taking their shot at the big time; but it could just as easily have been recorded yesterday, by a group that’s both reverent to music’s past, but forward looking in spirit and temperament. It’s that kind of album. Drop Out’s pop poetry is fully formed, with a singular charm that takes in wistfulness, romance, and good times, and a clutch of deeply moving songs that are overflowing with melody and gracefulness. It’s pretty much everything you’d want from a guitar pop record.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It's also an album that’s slowly accrued its own legend. From its stunning cover art, photographed by Juergen Teller originally for a Katherine Hammett campaign, to the ten perfectly formed songs within, Drop Out’s significance in the scheme of things is such that, a decade ago, it was given a rare 10/10 rating in Uncut magazine, who called the album “the lost classic of its era”. Drop Out comes round every decade or so, each edition introducing new fans to its understated beauty, and this latest reissue is its most elegant and deluxe yet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The 30th anniversary edition of Drop Out lands in two formats: an LP with tip-on style jacket and four-page insert, designed to partner with the 2019 vinyl reissue of their singles and rarities compilation, Hot Rod Hotel; and a double CD, featuring an extra disc compiling the group’s early singles and alternative versions. This CD edition previously has only been available in Japan, though it now features a new, superior mix of their second single, ‘Back Between Places’. Both feature new, typically eloquent liner notes from writer Jon Savage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The members of East Village have all gone on to do inspired things: Martin Kelly joined Jeff Barrett at Heavenly and has managed label mainstays Saint Etienne since 1993; Paul Kelly formed Birdie with Debsey Wykes, and is now a renowned film director and graphic designer; both Paul and Spencer Smith played in Saint Etienne’s live band; John Wood moved to China to teach, and released a lovely, understated folk album, Quiet Storm, in Japan in 2006. But with the hazy perfection of Drop Out, they’ve all already etched their names in the firmament.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      01. Silver Train
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      02. Shipwrecked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      03. Here It Comes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      04. Freeze Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      05. Circles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      06. When I Wake Tomorrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      07. Way Back Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      08. What Kind Of Friend Is This
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      09. Black Autumn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Everybody Knows

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bonus CD -

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      01. Her Fathers Son
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      02. Precious Diamond Tears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      03. Cubans In The Blue Fields
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      04. Strawberry Window
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      05. Break Your Neck
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      06. Kathleen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      07. Back Between Places (duff Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      08. Meet The Wife
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      09. Vibrato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Here It Comes (original Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Freeze Out (original Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Violin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Barrel Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. Go And See Him 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perverted By Language - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Fall's fourth studio album Perverted by Language was released in 1983. The album was produced by the band's vocalist and songwriter Mark E. Smith and recorded at various studios in Manchester. Perverted by Language features some of The Fall's most renowned tracks, including "Garden". The album's sound is characterized by its sharp and angular post-punk guitar riffs, driven by a heavy bass and drums rhythm section, all layered with Mark E. Smith's distinctive vocals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lyrically, Perverted by Language deals with themes of alienation, disorder, and the unpredictability of modern life. Smith's idiosyncratic and cryptic wordplay, including his penchant for inventing new words and phrases, adds to the album's overall sense of unease and dislocation. Despite its challenging sound and lyrics, Perverted by Language is considered by many critics and fans to be one of The Fall's finest albums, showcasing the band at their creative and innovative peak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Eat Y'self Fitter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Neighbourhood Of Infinity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Hotel Bloedel

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Smile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I Feel Voxish
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Tempo House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Hexen Definitive/Strife Knot

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Blue Orchids

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain) - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The first really revolutionary fracture in The Fall was the departure of guitarist Martin Bramah. Commonly understood as the only viable challenger to Mark E Smith's dominance of the band, Bramah was The Fall's first singer and primary songwriter at the start. His subsequent group, Blue Orchids, was originally a reconstitution of the first recorded line-up of The Fall, without Mark, but with another slightly later Fall member, Eric McGann. After slight revisions in the lineup, Blue Orchids created a singular sound of maniacally aberrant psych on two thrilling singles - "The Flood" and "Work" - before recording one of the most imperfectly perfect debuts in what could no longer really be called 'rock and roll'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          'The Greatest Hit (Money Mountain)' eschews the frenetic energy of those singles to present itself as the greatest 'morning after the trip' albums ever - Martin and Una's wonderful explanations of the experiential backdrop to "Sun Connection" take up nearly as much space as those of all the other songs combined! Without exception, the songs are brilliant, majestic and memorable . . . plus it's possible that more covers of songs from 'The Greatest Hit' have been recorded by bands of credibility and renown than from any single Fall LP (although we're counting!), with near-contemporaneous versions arising from Fish & Roses, Slovenly, Dustdevils and Aztec Camera and many others since.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Never reissued on vinyl since its 1982 release, due to objections from the WB Yeats estate for the album's musical interpretation of the author's "Mad As The Mist And Snow" (now in public domain!), this deluxe edition includes a bonus album with two unreleased pre-album demos, two further demos released only on long out-of-print cassette compilations from more than forty years ago, and scorching live set featuring several of their early songs, extensive liner notes from Martin Bramah and Una Baines, a reproduction of the original lyric fold-over booklet and (with the 2LP version), a download card. The original artwork for the album and booklet have been restored painstakingly, and as Bramah himself says, "It's better than the original." After over four decades, we're proud to make available this classic album again. Tiny Global Production's first release was a companion to this release (it's also available again), containing the band's two 7" singles, the album's follow-up EP 'Agents Of Change', and two unheard demos.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sun Connection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dumb Magician
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tighten My Belt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Year With No Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hanging Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bad Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wait
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Looking Back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Low Profile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mad As The Mist And Snow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Disney Boys (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Flood (demo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Low Profile (C81 Cassette Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thirst (Pleasantly Surprised Cassette Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Live In Manchester, 2014: Motorway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hanging Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Olympian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Work
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Year With No Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Unknown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spacemen 3

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Threebie 3 - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Spacemen 3 were an English alternative rock band, formed in Rugby, Warwickshire by Peter Kember and Jason Pierce, known respectively under their pseudonyms Sonic Boom and J Spaceman.Their music is known for its brand of "minimalistic psychedelia". Spacemen 3 had their first independent chart hits in 1987, gaining a cult following, and going on to have greater success towards the end of the decade.However, they disbanded shortly afterwards, releasing their final studio album post-split in 1991 after an acrimonious parting of ways. They gained a reputation as a 'drug band' due to the members' drug-taking habits and Kember's candid interviews and outspoken opinions on recreational drug use.Kember and Pierce were the only members common to all line-ups of the band.Both founding members have enjoyed considerable success with their respective subsequent projects: Sonic Boom/Spectrum and Spiritualized.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            'Threebie 3' is a live Spacemen 3 recording featuring performances from a 1988 gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam which were excluded from the live 'Performance' album.It was originally released in a strictly limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies which were only available via a mail order offer that came with the seminal and critically acclaimed Spacemen 3 'Playing with Fire' studio album released in 1989 which went to number 1 on the indie charts. Out of print for more than 30 years and now re-mastered by John Rivers at Woodbine Street Studio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1 – Starship (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A2 – Revolution (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A3 – Suicide (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B1 – Repeater (Live)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            B2 – Live Intro Theme (Xtacy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julie London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Calendar Girl - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Originally released by Liberty Records in 1956, this iconic concept album features Julie London performing twelve songs, each with a name of the month in the title Rounding off the album is a song entitled "Thirteenth Month" Two of the songs were composed especially for this set by London's future husband, Bobby Troup, who also produced the LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June In January
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              February Brings The Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Melancholy March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I'll Remember April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              People Who Are Born In May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Memphis In June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sleigh Ride In July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time For August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              September In The Rain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              November Twilight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Warm December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Thirteenth Month

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Julie London

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Your Number Please - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Arranged and conducted by Andre Previn, "Your Number, Please" is Julie London's tribute to famous male singers, musicians, and entertainment personalities of the 1950's Thirteen evergreen love songs for all those romantic occasions! The original out of print album is expensive and hard to fnd, so it's a collector's treat to have it readily available again - and with all the original artwork and liner notes included. Fans of Julie London's icily sexy but emotionally downbeat style will be thrilled by this collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Makin' Whoopee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It Could Happen To You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                When I Fall In Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It's A Blue World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They Can't Take That Away From Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One For My Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Angel Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Love Is Here To Stay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The More I See You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Stranger In Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two Sleepy People
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learnin' The Blues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But Not For Me

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shack

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Here's Tom With The Weather - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A hugely in demand repress (the original vinyl pressing on North Country changes hands for hundreds of pounds..) now released on Shack’s newly created own label Shack Songs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Shack story is one of music’s greatest legends. It incorporates hardship, bereavement and chaotic misadventure, but above all it tells the tale of beautiful music triumphing over trouble and tragedy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘Here’s Tom with The Weather’ boasts a majestic and fresh form. These are magical songs, psychedelic folk songs of the finest Head vintage. Sleepy-eyed, wistful and mystical, yet crafted with a cunning and acute dexterity beyond just about anybody you can think of.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The two profoundly Liverpudlian brothers Mick and John Head have made several brilliant albums together , but none as quickly as ‘Here’s Tom…’ which was completed in seven weeks at Brynderwen Studios in North Wales along with drummer Iain Templeton (RIP) , bassist Guy Rigby and producer Jay Reynolds in 2003.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the 80’s , the two brothers from the notorious Kensington estate in north Liverpool were singer and guitarist with The Pale Fountains , an effervescent pop group which imploded under the weight of two albums in 1986. The Heads returned in ‘88 as Shack and a debut album Zilch. In 1991 , Shack made ‘Waterpistol’ , an inspirational guitar jewel that would have proved just as influential as any British album in that era had the studio not burned down, taking the master tapes with it. Four more years passed , but by the time it was finally released on Marina it had developed ‘lost classic’ status.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Heads battled on. They toured as their hero Arthur Lee (RIP) of Love’s backing band. In ‘97 , they created a new group called The Strands and recorded the delicate, dreamy masterpiece ‘The Magical World Of The Strands’ . They spent a long time making another classic ‘HMS Fable’ , and then decided that next time they wouldn’t take quite as long recording. Enter ‘Here’s Tom With The Weather’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Showcasing John’s slow , shy emergence as a songwriter to challenge his brother (on the sparkling, heartbreaking ‘Miles Apart’ and ‘Carousel’ , and the spun-out ‘Kilburn High Road’ ) , toasting Mick’s newest confirmation as the most unrecognised genius of his or any other generation (the ode to his bro, ‘Byrds Turn To Stone’ , the mariachi horns that break open the slow folk fog of ‘Meant To Be’ , the two lullaby bookends ..and on , and on) .

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “The journey we’ve had together has been beautifully turbulent”, laughs John. “But there’s times when we glide and we’re gliding forward now”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mick agrees. “Making this album has been frantic, chaos, carnage, intense : the normal way with us. But it doesn’t sound like that. That’s all that matters. The story is what it is. But so are the songs and so are the records. Because we’re good.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nobody could disagree with that.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Andy says: Michael and John Head have such a storied career together as Pale Fountains and of course, Shack. It seems that "success" proving elusive, was ironically the catalyst for them to produce such differing work of immense high quality. Here's Tom is no exception. It's fresh. These are concise, taught, acoustic based story- telling pop songs. It's uncluttered and upfront; song after majestic song. That Mick's brother John weighed in with his first full Classic was also a joy to behold. Timely and much in demand re-issue!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE ONE:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. As Long As I’ve Got You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Soldier Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Byrds Turn To Stone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. The Girl With The Long Brown Hair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. On The Terrace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Miles Apart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE TWO:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Meant To Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Carousel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. On The Streets Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Chinatown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Kilburn High Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Happy Ever After

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Velvet Underground

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Live At Max’s Kansas City: Expanded Edition - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Live at Max's Kansas City is a live album by the Velvet Underground recorded at the famous nightclub and restaurant at 213 Park Avenue South in New York City. It was originally released on May 30, 1972, by Cotillion, a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2LP Expanded Edition of the legendary final concerts with Lou Reed recorded in 1970. Limited Edition Purple and Magenta Vinyl. Includes “I’m Waiting for the Man”, “Sweet Jane”, “Pale Blue Eyes”, “Femme Fatale” and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chris Forsyth

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Solar Motel - Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Expanded 2xLP 10th Anniversary Edition includes two studio outtakes from the original sessions, and a side-long live session recorded at WFMU by the then brand- new Solar Motel Band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Over the last two decades Philadelphia-based guitarist Chris Forsyth has released over a dozen critically lauded albums that have established him as one of today's most unique and acclaimed guitar player /composers - a forward-thinking classicist synthesizing cinematic expansiveness with a pithy lyricism and rhythmic directness that makes even his 20-minute workouts feel as clear, direct, and memorable as a 4-minute song.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Named after a run-down lodge in New Jersey near where he grew up, Solar Motel was the first full-band project from Chris Forsyth. Originally released in 2013, it was considered his most ambitious and sublime work of Cosmic Americana to date, and the idea of the Motel also figured into a band where vacancies would open and close.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Barry says: One of the finest examples of psychedelic country music from the 2010's get a much needed and wonderfully accentuated reissue. Chris Fosyth's lysergic journey, 'Solar Motel' flows like a dreamy trip, swerving from heady distorted bliss into woozy, minimalist primitive. Brilliant.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1 - Solar Motel Part I (11:41)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2 - Solar Motel Part II (10:05)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1 - Solar Motel Part III (12:17)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2 - Solar Motel Part IV (07:26)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C1 - Harmonious Dance (08:43)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      C2 - Long Warm Afternoon (06:47)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      D1 - Solar Motel Part I - Paranoid Cat - Live On WFMU (20:44)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Innocence Mission

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Now The Day Is Over - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Innocence Mission's best selling album in nearly two decades will now be available for the first time on vinyl - Jazz-tinged and dreamy, this offering from the Innocence Mission collects standards and traditional songs that singer Karen Peris has sung to her children as lullabies since they were born - The album features new album art (created by Karen Peris) and a new version of the song "Edelweiss" that is available only on this LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        AllMusic called the record "an absolutely beguiling collection of standards," describing it as "a benefit collection of cover songs that are all cantered reverie akin to dreaming. Calling them all lullabies would be stretching a little bit, but the presentations are such that they might as well be." They described "My Love Goes With You" as "perhaps the most beautiful and tender song on the outing", before summarizing that the album "could have been merely a curiosity piece, a curious addition to a mysterious catalogue by a singular group. Instead, it is nothing less than a wondrous little gem."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "Lead singer Karen Peris of the innocence mission turns American standards into lullabies on the group's sixth CD, Now The Day Is Over." - NPR Weekend Edition Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        "An album of timeworn standards was probably inevitable eventually for the Innocence Mission, given that singer Karen Peris distinctive imprint of a voice and husband Don Peris talent for guitar-textured moodscapes makes the band ideally suited for interpretive excursions. In its own way, though, Now The Day Is Over stands with the bands most fully realized work to date." - Peter Blackstock, No Depression


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        X-Ray Spex

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Conscious Consumer - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The sophomore and final studio album from punk icons - X-Ray Spex.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The highly sought after album received a very limited CD only release in 1995 on Receiver Records in the UK and has been officially unavailable for the past 27 years!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The album reunited the iconic X-Ray Spex vocalist - Poly Styrene with original X-Ray Spex saxophonist - Lora Logic and bassist - Paul Dean, as well as guitar from Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills under his then pseudonym Red Spectre.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This release has been remastered from the original master tapes and is available on LP for the first time ever! Including the original and expanded artwork, including previously unpublished lyrics and original sleeve notes from Poly.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pop culture is full of classic albums that slip between the cracks. In recent years the late Poly Styrene and X-Ray Spex have achieved iconic status with their 1978 debut ‘Germfree Adolescents’ album but the group’s follow up album 'Conscious Consumer’ released 17 years later has been lost to the sands of time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          These days most people don’t even realise that X-Ray Spex had a follow up to what is now embraced as one of the classics of the punk rock period. This lovingly compiled revisit puts the spotlight on a lost gem that has many of the hallmarks of the debut but is sieved through a different lens. ‘Conscious Consumer’ was an upgrade of the classic debut with a same punk rock urgency and themes of consumerism but with a poppier edge and a more considered wisdom gleamed from the ups and downs of life from the perspective of an older, wiser, Krishna devotee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In 1995 the album was an unexpected comeback and a lost classic. It was the first new material recorded by the band for years despite many of the songs being written a decade before. On release, though, the album disappeared into a void being out of sync with the times and before Poly got her deserved iconic status.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The band who also re-formed in 1991, 1995 and 2008 are now revered worldwide for sparking a new kind of attitude in music. The late Poly is now a pop culture pin-up for an originality and feminism that barely existed at the time. Her acerbic, witty and brilliant lyrics and distinctive voice have stood the test of time, and along with the band’s original sax player Lora Logic, she has become part of the punk rock narrative. The fuzzy snapshots of the brief early lineup see the sassy and sharp dressed teenager core oozing talent, originality and style in a freeze frame of pop culture punk rock perfection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Listening to the album again after a long break, Paul Dean is surprised.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “‘Conscious Consumer’ now sounds so much better than I remember. It wasn’t properly released at the time and so no one knows about it. If you love Germfree Adolescents you will love ‘Conscious Consumer’ they are linked together. X-Ray Spex didn’t have just one great album it was two!”


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Cigarettes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Junk Food Junkie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Crystal Clear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. India
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Dog In Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Hi Chaperone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Good Time Girl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Melancholy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9. Sophia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10. Peace Meal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11. Prayer For Peace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          12. Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mac Demarco

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Some Other Ones - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Originally released in conjunction with a barbecue DeMarco hosted to promote Another One and collect food bank donations, Some Other Ones soon gained cult status, now regarded amongst his fans as a key entry in his beloved catalog. Now, almost 10 years later, and following the success of his recent full-length instrumental album Five Easy Hot Dogs, Some Other Ones is finally getting the full release treatment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Little Pepper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Onion Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Peter Pickles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Don Juan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Young Coconut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Hachiko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Fish Terry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Hoso Boyo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Special K

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Gun Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mother Juno - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On DECEMBER 1st, BLIXA SOUNDS will release a Remastered Edition of Mother Juno, the classic 1987 album by punk blues legends The Gun Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This timeless album has been digitally re- mastered and comes in replicate packaging to the original release. Long out-of-print, this album has been on the collector's market since not long after first being released.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This classic line- up only stayed together for this one album, featuring drummer Nick Sanderson (The Jesus and Mary Chain), as well as guitar from Kid Congo Powers (The Cramps, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), bassist Romi Mori, and Blixa Bargeld (Einsturzende Neubauten, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds) providing lead guitar on the haunting "Yellow Eyes."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The album was recorded under the guidance of producer Robin Guthrie, guitarist and co-founder of Cocteau Twins. Mother Juno is widely considered by many to be the swan song of the Gun Club discography.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Bill Bailey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Thunderhead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Lupita Screams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Yellow Eyes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. The Breaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Hands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Araby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Hearts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. My Cousin Kim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Port Of Souls

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mono

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You Are There - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Throughout their career, MONO has ascended consistently in both popularity and critical acclaim, with record sales and live show attendance corresponding. But still elusive to the Japanese quartet has been the successful translation of their powerful and violently beautiful live performances to their recordings. Despite their albums' masterful subtleties and majestic walls of noise, the consensus has remained that their transcendent live show is simply incomparable. If there is any chance of breaking that spell, it lies in You Are There, without a doubt the prime contender to unite the live and recorded worlds of MONO. Once again captured to tape by Steve Albini at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago, IL, the album extends the cinematic drama of 2003's Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined (also recorded by Albini), while surpassing the sinister heaviness of 2002's lauded One Step More and You Die. If Walking Cloud was a nuclear winter, then You Are There is the post-war rebirth; steeped in an ominous creation-via-destruction atmosphere not heard since Neurosis' landmark Enemy of the Sun defined the sound more than a decade ago. You Are There disproves the myth that an increased focus on intricate song structures and string arrangements comes at the expense of youthful energy and inspired aggression. With You Are There, MONO's representation of tragedy comes with an inherent joy, delivered with the hope that in all dark there is equal parts light. They're not heavy like Black Sabbath, they're heavy like Beethoven.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ara Tokatlian, Enrique Villegas & Guillermo Bordarampe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Inspiracion - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This top-notch spiritual jazz album from Argentina will leave fans of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane astonished. Recorded in 1975 and still surprisingly off the radar, this is one of the deepest jazz albums from South America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Inspiración is the meeting of two generations united by music: Ara Tokatlian and Guillermo Bordarampé, members of the influential 70s rock band Arco Iris (which Tokatlian cofounded with the now Oscar award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla), join forces with Enrique "Mono" Villegas, an admired jazz pianist who had been active since the 1930s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meditative, soothing and serene, Inspiración is music your soul yearns for.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Official reissue with sound off the master tapes, including a reproduction of the original 16-page booklet. With the blessing and support from Ara Tokatlian and Guillermo Bordarampe.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Camino A Samarkanda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. A La Sombra De Los Dorados Budas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. En La Ola De Tus Ojos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Maritimaria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Danara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Logré Mi Ser

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Black Crowes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Black Crowes and producer George Drakoulias revisit their classic second album, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. They’ve gone through the archives to create a deluxe edition featuring unreleased studio recordings, rare b-sides, a February 1993 concert, and a newly remastered album. Highlights include a new mix of the Memphis soul classic “99 Pounds”; the previously unreleased studio recording “Miserable.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LP1:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sting Me (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Remedy (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thorn In My Pride (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sometimes Salvation (Side A)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Illness (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Moon Creeping (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Speak No Slave (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My Morning Song (Side B)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time Will Tell (Side B)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2CD:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Disc 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sting Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Remedy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thorn In My Pride
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bad Luck Blue Eyes Goodbye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sometimes Salvation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hotel Illness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Moon Creeping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No Speak No Slave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My Morning Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time Will Tell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  99 Pounds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Darling Of The Underground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Rainy Day Women No 12 & 35 - Live In Studio, January 4, 1992
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sting Me (Slow) - Live In Studio, January 4, 1992
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thorn In My Pride - Live February 6, 1993 Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  My Morning Song February 6, 1993 Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Black Moon Creeping February 6, 1993 Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sometimes Salvation February 6, 1993 Houston, TX
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Remedy February 6, 1993 Houston, TX

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kate Bush

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Sensual World - 2023 Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Sensual World is the sixth studio album by Kate Bush. It was released in October 1989 and reached no. 2 in the UK album chart.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It has been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry in the UK, and Gold by the RIAA in the US.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A1. The Sensual World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A2. Love And Anger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A3. The Fog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A4. Reaching Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A5. Heads We’re Dancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B1. Deeper Understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B2. Between A Man And A Woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B3. Never Be Mine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B4. Rocket’s Tail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    B5. This Woman’s Work

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Phoenix Foundation

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Horse Power - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When The Phoenix Foundation’s Horse Power first arrived - 20 years ago - I was compelled to do something I had never done before in my fifteen years as a music reviewer and haven’t done since. I picked up the phone and rang a member of the group. I didn’t know much about them and had never seen them live, but someone told me that Samuel Flynn Scott, one of the group’s two lead singers, could be found at Radio Active, the Wellington alternative station, and as I recall it was Sam who answered the phone. While I was ostensibly ringing to check a few technical details before writing my review for the Listener, I really just needed to tell someone in this band that they had made the best first album I had heard in years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Listening to Horse Power now, and knowing what The Phoenix Foundation went on to do - seven albums, numerous soundtracks, EPs and solo discs; as glorious a catalogue of alternative pop as any band has ever produced - I’m still struck by the things that made such an impression me on first hearing back in 2003. Here is a group, all just in their early twenties, with a real grasp of songwriting and all the emotional shades a lyric and melody can convey, and a wide instrumental palette which they employ sometimes lavishly, sometimes sparingly, but always at the service of the song. It is clear already that they have all the qualities of a great band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is also clear that they have understood perhaps the most elusive element of record making: capturing an atmosphere. Some tracks are lush and widescreen, like ‘Let Me Die A Woman’, the album’s first single. Others like ‘The Swarm’ are almost hesitant, as if one is eavesdropping on a rehearsal that’s taking place inside the singer’s head. The cumulative effect is like that of the best albums from anywhere: it takes you a journey and you don’t want to stop until you arrive at the last note.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      “This album makes me think of old girlfriends, single bar heaters and draughty flats’, I wrote at the time, which a Listener subeditor compressed into the cryptic headline ‘The sound of old girlfriends’. Yet in many ways that sums it up. There’s sincerity and awkwardness and self-conscious masculinity all rolled together in songs that deal with the thoughts and feelings of sensitive young men looking for a way to be in the world. In ‘Sister Risk’, the album’s opener, Sam Scott voices the hope ‘that you and me could get it on, casually…‘cause you’re so pretty and I’m such a casual guy’, while everything - from the quaver in his voice to the clumsiness of the word ‘casual’ – belies the bravado.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      But there’s also a playful humour, even in a heart-tugging ballad like ‘Sally’, in which he sings: ’Forget that fella / your colour / you look like Kodachrome / you’ve gone a little yellow…’, while ‘Going Fishing’, Lukasz Buda’s upbeat vocal showpiece, gives a taste of their majestic garage pop, like The Clean with bigger choruses.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Then there are the outliers. The elegant slow motion of ’St Kevin’ points towards the type of cinematic instrumental that would broaden the scope of their later albums, while ’Bruiser (Miami 4000)’ explodes in a garish arrangement of robotically processed vocals, swishing synths and squiggly metal guitars. Twenty years ago this track struck me as a weird interruption; these days it just seems to make the album bigger, funnier, more rich in its glorious unpredictability.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The group has always been the sum of its idiosyncratic parts. Scott, Buda and Conrad Wedde first met at Wellington High School in the 1990s and have shared a musical mission ever since. I remember Sam telling me in that first phone conversation that people sometimes mistook him and Luke for brothers. But the multi-instrumental contributions of Wedde and percussionist Will Ricketts add much of the character and detail, while drummer Richie Singleton and bassist Tim Hansen (whose roles in the band have since been occupied by Chris O’Connor and Tom Callwood respectively) provide Horse Power’s sturdy rhythmic foundations. And one mustn’t overlook the sonic contributions of Lee Prebble, Horse Power’s co-producer and recording engineer extraordinaire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To mark its anniversary, Horse Power is seeing its first ever vinyl release, and for the first time it will able to be heard as the classic long player that it is. You will even have to turn it over between sides.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Phoenix Foundation will also be playing a series of shows in which they perform the album in full and it will be fascinating to hear them re-inhabiting these songs - older, perhaps wiser, certainly as mischievously musical as ever.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nick Bollinger, August 2023.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A1 Sister Risk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A2 Let Me Die A Woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A3 This Charming Van
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A4 The Swarm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A5 St Kevin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B1 Bruiser (Miami 4000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B2 Sally
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B3 Celebrate!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B4 Going Fishing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B5 Lambs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B6 Wildlife

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7":
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Swarm (Live At Helen's 2004)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bruiser (Live At WOMAD 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daniel Avery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Drone Logic - 10th Anniversary Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        If the main motivation whilst making Drone Logic was to take the listener on a hi-fidelity trip for the duration of his debut album, then Daniel Avery has emphatically succeeded. From Water Jump’s hypnotic pulse and punch through to the crystalline click of closer Knowing We’ll Be Here via the title track’s elemental acid swirl and New Energy’s take on Neon Lights relocated to a post-midnight cab ride through London, Avery’s debut pushes and pulls at the senses and blurs the boundaries between dancefloor and home listening experience. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dorothy Carter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Waillee Waillee - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The first ever reissue of the work of American composer Dorothy Carter, master of the hammered dulcimer, zither, and other instruments of the hammer chord zither/ psalterium family. A true musical vagabond, Dorothy was born in New York in 1935, though her spiritual pursuit of an expansive musical knowledge would take her to monasteries in Mexico, conservatories in France and London, and the founding of the Central Maine Power Music Company (CMPMC), with new-age/minimalist luminaries such as Constance Demby and Robert Rutman.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dorothy Carter was many things - a virtuoso player, storyteller,historian of Celtic and Appalachian folk music, avid lifelong busker, avant-garde musician, and itinerant troubadour, laying a framework for music that existed both within and outside of standard folk idioms - never better represented than on her 1978 masterwork, Waillee Wailee . Underscored by Bob Rutman's cavernous bowing of the steel cello, the richness of Waillee Waillee's sound produces an album unlike any other in her discography. In particular, its two side-ending pieces, "Summer Rhapsody" and "Tree of Life,'' glide with the shimmering filigree of hammered dulcimer and Dorothy Carter's ephemeral voice floating over Rutman's droning buzz of the steel cello. The elements of these two tracks suggest something akin to a transcendental appalachian raga or whirling cosmic folk music, an effortless combination that serves to add additional substance to the remaining tracks on the album.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The title track is one of her most enduring compositions, often performed in stripped down versions throughout her career, and one of her sole recordings featuring a full band, with the contrapuntal interplay of tremulous flute, vibrating steel cello, bass and drums. Lyrically and tonally, her voice would never sound as stirring and refined as on this, her most outwardly accessible song.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She counted musical colleagues as diverse as Constance Demby, Einstürzende Neubauten and Laraaji, as well as her lifelong artistic partner and friend Bob Rutman, whose imprint is felt throughout the grooves of this record. The master tapes for this recording were fortuitously discovered in Rutman's Berlin studio, many, many years later. As recounted in Laraaji's contribution to the liner notes, Dorothy was "someone who really influenced my early zither exploration and vocabulary and inspired my shift toward hammered zither performance and recording," after encountering him busking on the sidewalk one day in the 1970s. Later, when living in Berlin in the early 1990s, Dorothy would begin work on manuscripts detailing the history of the dulcimer family and providing extensive sheet music, selected material of which is reproduced in the twelvepage booklet included with this release. Dorothy would find later success touring and performing in the late 90s with the ensemble Mediæval Bæbes, which she led with British musician Katherine Blake, playing a prominent role on their first four albums.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The recording of Waillee Waillee would mark the end of an era for Dorothy: leaving behind the familiar confines of the northeast, she embarked to New Orleans, settling with her family there. An outsider more so in a city known for its rich musical tradition in jazz and zydeco, Dorothy continued to busk - performing on corners, Mississippi riverboats, and more. She immersed herself in the city such that after suddenly and unexpectedly passing in 2003, the church played "Tree of Life" (this album's final track) at her memorial service, the community revelling in her wondrous life. "Tree of Life" would remain a composition that Dorothy Carter returned to many times throughout her life, appearing in a much more stripped down version on an earlier album, Troubadour . Its deep meaning and significance informed Dorothy's life and ineffable spirituality in ways that provide insight into her music, writings and expression of sound, heard remarkably through her songs and mastery of dulcimer and zither playing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. The Squirrel Is A Funny Thing...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Dulcimer Medley - Robin M'aime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Along The River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4. Summer Rhapsody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5. Waillee, Waillee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          6. Celtic Medley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7. Autumn Song
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          8. Tree Of Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lee Hazlewood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The LHI Years: Singles, Nudes, & Backsides (1968-71) - Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            With his handlebar mustache and booming baritone, Lee Hazlewood was one of the defining stars of the late ‘60s. Though he’s perhaps best known for his work with Nancy Sinatra (including writing mega-hit “These Boots Are Made For Walking”), Hazlewood did stunning work away from that particular glamour queen and found latter-day champions in Beck, Sonic Youth, and Jarvis Cocker. Now, for Record Store Day 2012, we are kicking off our excavation of the Lee Hazlewood archives with this anthology, Singles, Nudes & Backsides, collecting the best of Lee’s solo songs and duets from his LHI (Lee Hazlewood Industries) imprint.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As a true legend of the great American songbook and a rebellious pioneer who left behind a lengthy trail of echo-laden pop masterpieces, Lee’s influence continues to reverberate today. Between 1968-71, Hazlewood not only released his finest solo work but produced numerous artists on LHI. From acid-folk and country-rock to pop-psych and soul, LHI issued dozens of long-forgotten 45s and LPs. This series will include material from LHI (re-mastered for the first time from the original analog tapes), along with Lee’s output for other labels, rarities, and unreleased gems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            See the sleeve: surrounded by nude girls, each wearing a fake mustache, Hazlewood wears a suit, ever-so-slightly awkwardly playing the role of the ‘60s playboy. Just like the picture, the songs present a man conflicted; he’s the tender-hearted romantic, the broken-hearted loser and the rugged cowboy, all in one. It’s there in the western swing of “Califia (Stone Rider)”, the loneliness of ”The Bed” and the bleak beauty of ”If It’s Monday Morning.” Hazlewood’s tremulous voice was made for duets (indeed, he wrote ”Some Velvet Morning”, one of the greatest of all time); here, Suzi Jane Hokom, Ann-Margret and Nina Lizell play counterpart to his manly tones.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In the wonderful liner notes, written by British journalist Wyndham Wallace, the writer describes his friend Hazlewood as “a curmudgeonly, unpredictable sort at the best of times, as impatient with his own talent as he is with other people.” The Hazlewood Wallace knew was puzzled by the growing interest in him in the last two decades of his life, which was ended by cancer at age 78. That late flurry of interest saw him perform at the Royal Festival Hall in 1999, his first-ever solo performance in the UK.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A natural wanderer, Lee lived a big life, fighting in the Korean War, working as a radio DJ in Phoenix, Arizona, setting up Viv Records in the ‘50s, working as a big-shot LA producer in the ‘60s, signing Phil Spector to his Trey Records label and prematurely announcing retirement in the wake of the mid-‘60s British invasion. He didn’t: Nancy Sinatra came along, the hits started flowing and he continued producing characterful solo albums into the ‘70s, which saw his move to Sweden. By 2007, Hazlewood was living in Vegas, and begrudgingly enjoying that flurry of latter-day interest in his work. This landmark compilation promises to create many more converts.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Califia (Stone Rider) - Featuring Suzi Jane Hokom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. The Bed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Sleep In The Grass - Featuring Ann-Margret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Leather And Lace - Featuring Nina Lizell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. If It's Monday Morning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. The Night Before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Bye Babe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Victims Of The Night - Featuring Ann-Margret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Chico - Featuring Ann-Margret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Hey Cowboy - Featuring Nina Lizell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. No Train To Stockholm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Won't You Tell Your Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. Nobody Like You - Featuring Suzi Jane Hokom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            14. Trouble Maker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. What's More I Don't Need Her
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. Come On Home To Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. I Just Learned To Run

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Van Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Moondance - 2023 Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fela Kuti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Box Set #6: Curated By Idris Elba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Knitting Factory Records and Partisan Records are proud to release the sixth installment of the much anticipated vinyl reissue box sets from the Fela Kuti catalog.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vinyl box #6 was curated by actor, producer, DJ, rapper and singer, Idris Elba, aka DJ Big Driis. This edition, out on December 1, features Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam, and Opposite People. The artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork. The box set is a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide. It includes a 24 page booklet featuring lyrics, commentaries by Afrobeat historian Chris May, and never before seen photos; as well as a 16” x 24” poster designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind many of Fela’s album covers. Previous box set curators include Chris Martin, Erykah Badu, Ginger Baker, Brian Eno, and Questlove.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Open & Close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) Open & Close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) Swegbe & Pako
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B2) Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Music Of Many Colors (Feat. Roy Ayers)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) Africa Centre Of The World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stalemate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) Stalemate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) Don't Worry About My Mouth O (African Message)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I Go Shout Plenty!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) I Go Shout Plenty!!!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) Why Black Men Dey Suffer?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Live In Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) M.O.P. (Movement Of The People) Political Statement Number 1 (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) M.O.P. (Movement Of The People) Political Statement Number 1 (Part 2)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                C1) Custom Check Point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                C2) You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                D1) You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Opposite People
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A1) O.P. (Opposite People)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                B1) Equalisation Of Trouser And Pant

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lucinda Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Car Wheels On A Gravel Road - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Acclaimed singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams’ classic 1998 album 'Car Wheels On A Gravel Road' is now on vinyl for the first time. The album won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album and features the songs 'Can’t Let Go' and 'Car Wheels on a Gravel Road'.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Right In Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Drunken Angel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Concrete And Barbed Wire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Lake Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. Can't Let Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. I Lost It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Metal Firecracker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10. Greenville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. Still I Long For Your Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12. Joy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  13. Jackson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stereolab

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Aluminum Tunes [Switched On Volume 3] - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Black vinyl version of the remastered compilation of Stereolab singles and rarities first issued in 1998.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Screen printed gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Pop Quiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. The Extension Trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. How To Play Your Internal Organs Overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. The Brush Descends The Length
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Melochord Seventy-Five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Space Moment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Iron Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    8. The Long Hair Of Death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9. You Used To Call Me Sadness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    10. New Orthophony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11. Speedy Car
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    12. Golden Atoms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    13. Ulan Bator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    14. One Small Step
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    15. One Note Samba / Surfboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    16. Cadriopo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    17. Klang Tone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18. Get Carter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    19. 1000 Miles An Hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20. Percolations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    21. Seeperbold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    22. Check And Double Check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    23. Munich Madness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    24. Metronomic Underground (Wagon Christ Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    25. The Incredible He Woman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Bees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sunshine Hit Me - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Released originally by Wall of Sound sublabel We Love You in 2002, ‘Sunshine Hit Me’ was recorded and produced by founding members Paul Butler and Aaron Fletcher in a home garden studio - aka The Shed - on the Isle of Wight, and went on to receive a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, 2003.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Singles from the album include “No Trophy”, “Punchbag”, and a cover of Os Mutantes’ “A Minha Menina”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Punchbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Angryman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No Trophy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Binnel Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunshine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Minha Menina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sweet Like A Champion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lying In The Snow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Zia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sky Holds The Sun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD Bonus Tracks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Seeds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      You Got To Leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Elain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Whistle Chop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jackel Head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Out For The Count

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jezz Woodroffe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wonders Of The Underwater World - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sublime electronic underwater score from 1981 by former member of Black Sabbath. Comes with unique blank seascape sleeve with sticker sheet to make your own underwater scene sleeve. How super fucking cool is that?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SLEEVENOTES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Since I started collecting records I have been slightly obsessed with underwater music. I could analyse this in many ways but the most obvious starting point for me was the weekly dose of Sunday afternoon TV onboard the Calypso with Jacques Cousteau throughout the 1970s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My collection of underwater LPs and singles is now extensive - in the hundreds I reckon. But in amongst it all is only one underwater soundtrack from the UK. And this is it. It took me an age to track down Jezz, but I did. And now you don’t have to take an age to track down an original super rare copy of the 1981 pressing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        These days when there are so may represses, rediscoveries and reissues, I thought we’d make this stand out a little more, so I decided to take us all back to my childhood 1970’s when I used to get a little “Action Transfer” set on very special occasions, and stick the little transfers of scuba divers, fish and mini subs all over a small paper underwater landscape. Sadly we couldn’t get classic rub down Letraset style transfers but I think Kev (DJ Food) has done a miraculous job in creating a modern version.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So sit back (mess about with the stickers) and wonder at the beautiful, submersive electronic sounds created by Jezz all those years ago. Dive in, the water is lovely.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jonny Trunk 2023.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side One:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 Wonderland In The Wilderness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 Nature On A Knife Edge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side Two:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 Sunken Tombs Of The Truk Lagoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4 Magic Of The Dolphin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Tribe Called Quest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Love Movement - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Love Movement" stands as A Tribe Called Quest's fifth studio album. It was initially launched on September 29, 1998, under the Jive Records label. This album is a concept masterpiece delving into the theme of love through its 15 album tracks and 6 bonus tracks, spread across 3 LPs. Notable singles from the album include "Find A Way" and "Hot Sex".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 1 - LP - Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Start It Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Find Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Da Booty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 2 - LP - Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Steppin’ It Up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like It Like That
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Common Ground
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4 Moms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          His Name Is Mutty Ranks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 2 - LP - Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Give Me
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pad & Pen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Busta’s Lament
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot 4 U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 2 - LP - Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Against The World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rock Rock Ya’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 3 - LP - Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Scenario (Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Money Maker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hot Sex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          DISC 3 - LP - Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh My God
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jazzy (We’ve Got) (Re-recording)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One Two Sh*t

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Turin Brakes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ether Song - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Turin Brakes’ second album Ether Song, [PIAS] Recordings Catalogue will reissue the long out of print album as a limited 2LP Blue Vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This reissue will mark the first time that the album has been repressed since original release in 2003.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Blue Hour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Average Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Long Distance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Self Help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Falling Down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Stone Thrown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Clean Blue Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Pain Killer (Summer Rain)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Full Of Stars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Panic Attack
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. Little Brother
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Rain City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            13. Ether Song

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Haxan Cloak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Excavation - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Archaic Devices will also release long-awaited reissues of 2009's psychedelic Observatory EP, 2011’s The Haxan Cloak LP and 2013’s Excavation LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Listening to everything Bobby Krlic has recorded as a composer, songwriter and producer is a thought-provoking and exciting experience. With an impressive and ever-growing list of film and television titles to his name, the launch of Archaic Devices allows listeners to revisit his early work as The Haxan Cloak in anticipation of a third full length album that will no doubt be as innovative and metaphysically eye-opening as its predecessors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CONSUMED
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EXCAVATION (PART 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              EXCAVATION (PART 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MARA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              MISTE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE C:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE MIRROR REFLECTING (PART 1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE MIRROR REFLECTING (PART 2)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SIDE D:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DIEU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              THE DROP

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Haxan Cloak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Haxan Cloak - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Archaic Devices will also release long-awaited reissues of 2009's psychedelic Observatory EP, 2011’s The Haxan Cloak LP and 2013’s Excavation LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Listening to everything Bobby Krlic has recorded as a composer, songwriter and producer is a thought-provoking and exciting experience. With an impressive and ever-growing list of film and television titles to his name, the launch of Archaic Devices allows listeners to revisit his early work as The Haxan Cloak in anticipation of a third full length album that will no doubt be as innovative and metaphysically eye-opening as its predecessors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                RAVEN’S LAMENT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AN ARCHAIC DEVICE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BURNING TORCHES OF DESPAIR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                DISORDER

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE C:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE FALL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                THE GROWING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SIDE D:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                IN MEMORIAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                PARTING CHANT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Haxan Cloak

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                N/Y

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bobby Krlic shares “N/Y,” the first new piece of solo music released as The Haxan Cloak in over a decade. Blistering and propulsive, “N/Y” draws upon the sonic hallmarks Krlic established as fundamental to The Haxan Cloak but with newfound depth drawn from the skills that he has honed over the past decade composing music for film and TV. It is accompanied by a visual also produced and directed by Krlic.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ‘N/Y’ is a feeling I’ve had for a really long time,” he says of the track. “It was made with the intention of being something that I could play live only, and was just this burst of intensity that could re-contextualize anywhere I would play it in. I kept working on it and it became something that I wanted to hear regardless of the context. I made the video in the same way. Making charcoal drawings and oil paintings, then fusing these together with self-shot video of myself in my studio. It feels immediate and without compromise. It was made quickly, in a moment, with complete intention. I really hope it changes the space you’re in.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Krlic’s work in the early 2010’s as The Haxan Cloak bridged the then radically separated worlds of avant garde, drone, metal and electronic music. Earning critical praise from the likes of DAZED, The FADER Pitchfork, Mixmag, The Quietus, The New York Times and The Wire, among others, Krlic’s staunchly independent output brought him to the attention of such luminaries as Björk, Goldfrapp, and Father John Misty as an in-demand producer. Since 2015 he has established himself as a composer for Film, Television and Games, winning a BAFTA award for his score to the Playstation 5 flagship game, Returnal and an Ivor Novello award for his original score for Midsommar, a celebrated artistic collaboration with director Ari Aster. He returned to this collaboration this year with Beau Is Afraid. In addition to his recurring work with Aster, Krlic has flexed his compositional chops for two radically different projects this year, contributing scores to A24 and Netflix’s No.1 acclaimed dark comedy thriller Beef and Warner Bros and DC Studios’ Blue Beetle, the latter of which went on to top the box office upon release.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The release of “N/Y” coincides with the announcement of Archaic Devices, a new label founded by Krlic that will serve as the home for his future releases as The Haxan Cloak alongside reissues of his past work under the moniker. Krlic admits that starting a record label wasn’t something that had occurred to him until he finished building his own home studio in LA and he regained the master tapes to his records from various underground labels. All of his archival releases have been remastered, with aspects of their design and presentation tightened up by Krlic to present his music exactly as he initially intended. Working with revered visual artist Christopher Leckie, Krlic has built a stark, unique identity for his newly minted label Archaic Devices that extends to a new line of merchandise, as well as new visual directions for the label’s first and forthcoming releases. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE A:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N/Y

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  N/Y

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Acetone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cindy - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Originally released on vinyl in 1993 via Hut Recordings (UK), Acetone's debut album is now available in an expanded 2LP format and packaged in a gatefold - The is the first pressing in over 30 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Laura says: Originally released in the UK in 1993 on the long defunct Hut Recordings, everyone at the shop instantly fell in love with this album. Velvets infused slacker rock interspersed with shimmering, Americana tinged melancholy. Amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come On 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pinch 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sundown 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chills 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Endless Summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Louise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Don't Cry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Need Swim 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barefoot On Sunday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Acetone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    If You Only Knew - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally released in 1995 on Vernon Yard Recording - If You Only Knew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      is now available for the first time on vinyl - New West Records is proud to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      present this record pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gatefold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laura says: Another classic from Acetone and the first time ever on vinyl for this one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      If You Only Knew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I Don't Really Care
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In The Light
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I've Enjoyed As Much Of This As I Can Stand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Final Say
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      When You're Gone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hound Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      99 / What I See
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nothing At All
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Esque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Always Late

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Acetone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Acetone - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Originally released in 1997 on Vapor Records - Acetone (Full Album) was the bands most identifiable record - New West Records is proud to present this reissue with an expanded audio format pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color gatefold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Laura says: An absolute gem of a record! Fragile, hushed vocals over brushed drums and delicate finger picked guitars. On this album they had that slowcore, slacker feel, but intertwined with Americana and a warmth that many of their contemporaries lacked and they sounded like no-one else at the time. Everyone from Jason Pierce to Hope Sandoval has since cites them as an influence and 25 years on from it's original release this LP still sounds incredible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Every Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All The Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Germs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Might As Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Shobud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All You Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Good Life
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Waltz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another Minute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So Slow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chew

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Acetone

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        York Blvd. - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Originally released in 2000 on Vapor Records - York Blvd was Acetones last record that they recorded - New West Records is proud to present this reissue with an expanded audio format pressed across two LPs and packaged in a full color gatefold

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Andy says: Simply wonderful laid back rock with irresistible guitar lines weaving melodies under cool vocal harmonies. Mark Lightcap, Richie Lee and Steve Hadley have recorded a perfect album - steel pedal guitar and Hammond organ add to the rich mix. Previously only available on import, this is a long-time Piccadilly favourite.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Things Are Gonna Be Alright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wonderful World
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vibrato
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Like I Told You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's A Lie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bonds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          One Drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vaccination
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stray

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thee Headcoats

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heavens To Murgatroyd, Even! It's Thee Headcoats! (Already) - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reissue of classic album originally released by Sub Pop Records in 1990! Now with new artwork + two extra tracks (‘Girl From ’62’ was originally released as the A-side of a single on Regal Select Records, USA 1991 / ‘Troubled Times’ – was the B-side of a single on Dog Meat Records, Australia 1990). 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Q&A with Billy Childish (September 2023)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            What’s the story behind the album title?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Heavens to Murgatroyd, even!” is a term of surprise by Snagglepuss, a bright pink lion, who starred in his very own Hanna-Barbera cartoon. The term was famously employed by The Downliners Sect on the intro to their top tune ‘Leader of The Sect’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This album originally came out on Sub Pop Records in 1990. The label was known for US grunge at the time, how come they ended up working with a Medway garage ‘n’ racket group?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            We prefer the term “Maximum Drums and Racket”. It all came about because a young Steve Turner, of Mudhoney fame, when a young lad visiting England with his father, happened across Thee Mighty Caesars playing at The Cricketers Public House at the Oval. Fast forward five years and he is telling the Seattle Grunge mob all about how great we are. We were then invited to play with Mudhoney on their first Sub Pop jaunt in the UK. Bruce Pavitt, the Sub Pop visionary, saw our mass appeal and asked if we'd knock out an LP for Sub Pop. He also asked me to sign a contract. I replied - “what’s a contract, can you eat it?” By this good chance we still owned the LP.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You recorded the album at Red Studios in Wouldham, near Rochester in Kent. What are your memories of recording there?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It was all fine and dandy, I won’t go into details as I don’t want to embarrass Red Rodders, the engineer. Let’s just say there was a lot of marsh gas down Wouldham way.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Some of the tracks were recorded with Ollie Dolot (The Squares) on bass and backing vocals. How long was he in the band and why did he end up leaving?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ollie was in for a good few months. Ron (Bruce) roped him in. Then whilst helping out The Cramps with their show at the Town and Country Club (formerly the home of British Fascism) we ran into Tub and knowing him from when he was guitarist with Mike Spenser and The Cannibals we asked if he'd like to twang the onion twine. Ron then told Ollie he was out the band sunshine and that it was me who had thrown him out. Which was not the case, it was Ron. I also think Ollie may have been absent due to being nicked for house breaking, or something. Strange but true.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This new edition is expanded with two non-album tracks and has brand new artwork. What made you want to release it with a different cover?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sub Pop did the cover without asking - a bit of a shocker! This cover is near to what we would have done ourselves. The two extra tracks would have been on the original LP, but they got swiped as 45s by small labels desperate to get a bit of gold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Are there any songs on the album that you’re particularly proud of?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            They are all pretty top notch but ‘We're Gone’ and ‘Rusty Hook’ sit nicely with ‘Troubled Mind’ and ‘Girl From ‘62’.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Along with the 13 Childish-penned tracks is a cover of ‘Stewball’, a song made famous by Leadbelly and later covered by several artists in the 1960s. What made you want to record your own version?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I just love Leadbelly. I believe we even brought him to the mind of that young fellow-me-lad Kurt Cobain.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Troubled Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Mantrap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - No Way Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Reindeer Are Wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Hand To Hand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Headcoat Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Girl Of Matches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Girl From '62
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - I Don't Like The Man I Am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Pocahontas Was Her Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - We're Gone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Stewball
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - I Ain't About To Give You My Name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thee Headcoats - Rusty Hook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pearl Jam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Vs. - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Vs. is the second studio album by American rock band Pearl Jam, originally released on October 12, 1993, through Epic Records. After a relentless touring schedule in support of their 1991 debut album Ten, Pearl Jam headed into the studio in early 1993 facing the challenge of following up the commercial success of its debut.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The resulting album, Vs., featured a rawer and more aggressive sound compared with the band's previous release. It was the band's first collaboration with producer Brendan O'Brien and its first album with drummer Dave Abbruzzese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Double Black Vinyl:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Glorified G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Dissident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 W.M.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Rearviewmirror
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Rats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2 Leash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 Indifference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Single LP Clear Vinyl:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Daughter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Glorified G
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Dissident
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. W.M.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Rearviewmirror
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. Rats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Leash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Indifference

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Cult

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Electric - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Cult is fronted by Ian Astbury on vocals and Billy Duffy on guitar.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Electric, their third album, came out in 1987 and caused the band to explode to new levels of fame. It contains the massive hits “Love Removal Machine”, Wild Flower” and “Lil’ Devil” and was produced by Rick Rubin. A seminal work, the album features some of the band’s most iconic songs. It is a departure from the band’s previous work, with a raw, aggressive and stripped-down sound. The album’s opening track, “Wild Flower,” sets the tone with its pounding drums, blistering guitar riffs, and Ian Astbury’s powerful vocals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Electric was a commercial and critical success, propelling The Cult to the forefront of the hard rock scene and cementing their status as one of the most influential bands of the era. The album remains a touchstone for hard rock and heavy metal fans, a classic work that captures the spirit of rebellion and the power of rock and roll.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ian and Billy recently announced the return of Death Cult. The storied post-punk progenitor to The Cult will return for a sole U.S. performance on Oct. 23 at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. They will follow the Los Angeles outing with a U.K. trek featuring the same, remarkable celebration of The Cult’s origins. Death Cult became The Cult in 1984, releasing Dreamtime that same year and going on to experience a career that has seen the release of 11 full-length albums, as well as numerous international and U.S. gold and platinum certifications.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Wild Flower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Peace Dog
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Lil' Devil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                4. Aphrodisiac Jacket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5. Electric Ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                6. Bad Fun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7. King Contrary Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                8. Love Removal Machine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9. Born To Be Wild
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                10. Outlaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11. Memphis Hip Shake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Myriam Gendron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not So Deep As A Well - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Equal parts soft and sorrowful, Myriam Gendron’s stunning Not So Deep As A Well LP became something of a sleeper hit upon its initial release back in 2014. Her debut album shone a warm lamp-light glow upon a curious and captivating new voice in the Quebecois folk world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nearly ten years on from its release in her native Canada and America, Not So Deep As A Well gets a European release for the first time this autumn, with a new pressing on the Basin Rock label (Julie Byrne, Aoife Nessa Frances, Trevor Beales, Juni Habel) which features two tracks not included on the original release - ‘Bric-à-brac’ and ‘The Small Hours’ - both written and recorded in the early days of 2014.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Recorded alone in her apartment, with no knowledge of sound engineering, it could almost be a lost artefact, a dust-lined document of a forgotten time and place. Taking the poems of Dorothy Parker, whose work Gendron stumbled upon by chance in a Montreal bookstore, she imbues the words with a graceful, gentle expression, a lingering sense of sorrow always present.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A stark, spellbinding collection, Not So Deep As A Well is raw and unyielding in so many ways we no longer expect to hear. As if sitting in the room with her, Gendron’s voice is cracked and unadorned, quietly forced into a push and pull between the quietude of the songs and the noisy world outside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.Threnody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Solace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3.The False Friends
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Ballade Of A Great Weariness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5.Bric-á-brac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Recurrence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  7. The Red Dress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8. The Last Question
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9. Not So Deep As A Well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10.Song Of Perfect Propriety
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11. The Small Hours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ice-T

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Power - 35th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    35th Anniversary of the Platinum-selling Sophomore Album, co-produced by Ice-T and Afrika Islam. Releasing as a Limited Edition 'Ice Cold Gold' Colour Vinyl, this record includes legendary singles like "I'm Your Pusher" and "High Rollers" from one of rap's Original Gangsters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Intro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Power
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Drama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. Heartbeat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. The Syndicate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Radio Suckers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. I’m Your Pusher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Personal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Girls L.G.B.N.A.F.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    4. High Rollers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5. Grand Larceny
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    6. Soul On Ice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7. Outro

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Order

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Substance 1987 - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Originally released via the legendary Factory Records, Substance compiled all of the band's singles to that point in their 12” versions, and specially new recorded versions of ‘Temptation’ and ‘Confusion’. The album also included the biggest selling 12” single of all time, Blue Monday, alongside other classic singles The Perfect Kiss, Bizarre Love Triangle and the band’s debut single release Ceremony.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The album is the band’s biggest selling to date, with over one million copies sold, going platinum in the UK with a Top 5 hit in True Faith which was accompanied by the seminal video, directed by French choreographer Philippe Decouflé.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (REMASTERED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Everything’s Gone Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Temptation 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Blue Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Confusion 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thieves Like Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Perfect Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sub-culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shellshock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Side 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      State Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bizarre Love Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      True Faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD1 (REMASTERED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Everything’s Gone Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Temptation 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Blue Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Confusion 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Thieves Like Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. The Perfect Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sub-Culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Shellshock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. State Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Bizarre Love Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. True Faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD2 (REMASTERED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. In A Lonely Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Procession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Cries And Whispers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Hurt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Confused Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Lonesome Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Murder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Thieves Like Us Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Kiss Of Death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Shame Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. 1963

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4CD Deluxe Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD1 (REMASTERED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Everything’s Gone Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Temptation 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Blue Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Confusion 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Thieves Like Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. The Perfect Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sub-Culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Shellshock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. State Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Bizarre Love Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. True Faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD2 (REMASTERED)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. In A Lonely Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Procession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Cries And Whispers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Hurt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. The Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Confused Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Lonesome Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Murder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Thieves Like Us Instrumental
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Kiss Of Death
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Shame Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. 1963
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Ceremony (Original)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Mesh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Temptation (12”)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Confusion (Original 12”)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Dub Vulture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Shellcock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Bizarre Dub Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. True Dub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Confusion (Dub 87)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. True Faith (Remix)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CD 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Live From Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California 1987
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Everything’s Gone Green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Temptation 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Blue Monday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Confusion 87
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Thieves Like Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. The Perfect Kiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sub-culture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Shellshock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. State Of The Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Bizarre Love Triangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. True Faith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Beatles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1962-1966 (The Red Album) - 2023 Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This landmark compilation has introduced generations of fans to the incredible history of the most storied band in music. For its 50th anniversary, the collection has been expanded with 12 additional tracks, including for the first time some of George Harrison’s earliest songs and some classic Beatles versions of R&B and rock ‘n’ roll hits that were so influential on the band. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 3LP collection now contains 38 tracks, 30 of which have new mixes for 2023. The set’s 12 newly added tracks are collected on its 3rd LP. An insert contains new sleeve notes by journalist and author John Harris. For current fans and future generations alike, the new 1962 – 1966 collection is a joyous celebration of The Beatles’ timeless musical legacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 2CD collection now contains 38 tracks, 30 of which have new mixes for 2023. The booklet contains new sleeve notes by journalist and author John Harris. For current fans and future generations alike, the new 1962 – 1966 collection is a joyous celebration of The Beatles’ timeless musical legacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Beatles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1967-1970 (The Blue Album) - 2023 Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This landmark compilation has introduced generations of fans to the incredible history of the most storied band in music. For its 50th anniversary, the collection has been expanded with 9 additional tracks added chronologically, including “Blackbird”, “Glass Onion” and the new song, “Now And Then”. The last Beatles song, “Now And Then” completes John Lennon’s 1970s vocal and piano demo recording with parts played by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, as well as a new arrangement for strings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 3LP collection now features 37 tracks, 6 of which have new mixes for 2023. The set’s 9 newly added tracks are collected on its 3rd LP. An insert contains new sleeve notes by journalist and author John Harris. For current fans and future generations alike, the new 1966 – 1970 collection is a joyous celebration of The Beatles’ timeless musical legacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 2CD collection now features 37 tracks, 6 of which have new mixes for 2023. The booklet contains new sleeve notes by journalist and author John Harris. For current fans and future generations alike, the new 1966 – 1970 collection is a joyous celebration of The Beatles’ timeless musical legacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All Change - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Originally released on Polydor Records in October 1995, 'All Change' reached No 7 in the UK charts, and spawned four Top 20 singles.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cast were formed in 1992 and were something of a scouse supergroup, with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            leader, guitarist John Power previously bassist in The La's and bassist Peter Wilkinson coming from Shack. Originally a loose conglomerate with various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            members, Power added guitarist Liam 'Skin' Tyson and drummer Keith O' Neill, and by 1994 Cast were signed to Polydor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Led by singles 'Finetime' and 'Alright', Cast's blend of ultra- melodic Merseybeat Britpop proved that they were the right band at the right time. 'All Change' became a runaway success, selling over a million and becoming the fastest-selling debut album in Polydor's history, bolstered by further singles 'Sandstorm' and 'Walkaway'. The catchy, upbeat album closed with the eight- minute epic 'Two Of A Kind', showing that the band had sufficient skills to take on any Britpop heavyweight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1995 Polydor Records UK 2LP release with gatefold sleeve and 12 page booklet and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Alright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Promised Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3. Sandstorm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            4. Mankind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5. Tell It Like It Is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            6. Four Walls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7. Finetime
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8. Back Of My Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9. Walkaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10. Reflections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11. History
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            12. Two Of A Kind

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bright Eyes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A Christmas Album - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bright Eyes’ Christmas Album begins with a piano, flute, ambient noise, and musical saw-driven version of “Away in a Manger,” helping weed out casual Christmas music enjoyers, but all too tempting for the most devout of Conor Oberst’s disciples, who originally learned that the warmth of the holiday season is trumped only by its potential for melancholy back in 2002 with the original Saddle Creek release. Oberst and a small army of friends at his house proceed to jamboree through Christmas classics like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem,” Holiday cheer, when delivered with Oberst’s trademark tremble, sounds more like a lament than it does hymns of ecclesiastical joy. But the spirited listener will find that the fragile, homespun, and somewhat blinkered vibe that permeates the album sets itself apart from the bog-standard, less sonically humble offerings of the holidays, and, both strangely and satisfyingly, is probably more aligned with the true spirit of the season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1) Away In A Manger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2) Blue Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3) Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5) The First Noel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6) Little Drummer Boy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7) White Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8) Silent Night
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9) Silver Bells
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10) Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11) The Night Before Christmas

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This Is The Kit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bashed Out - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “‘Bashed Out’... will also likely be her breakout... get ready to hear a lot more from her.” - Stereogum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. ‘Bashed Out’ was produced Aaron Dessner, a member of The National known for both minting indie icons (Sharon Van Etten, Local Natives) and, more recently, becoming a producer to stars like Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran. Dessner’s former client Sharon Van Etten called This Is The Kit her “favorite new artist” in Pitchfork.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The backing band gathered for ‘Bashed Out’ combines the talents of This Is The Kit’s touring members alongside session players drawn from the Brooklyn music scene: Bryce Dessner, Thomas Bartlett (Doveman, The Gloaming), Matt Barrick (The Walkmen) and Ben Lanz (Beirut, The National) made key contributions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Since this LP’s initial release Kate made significant contributions to The National’s 2019 album/film ‘I Am Easy To Find’ and became a touring member on subsequent live dates. In 2020, ‘Bashed Out’’s title track became a streaming hit after an impactful needle drop in a key episode of Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ series.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This music is honest, human and humane - a folky-lovely slowrumble. It’s rock but of the groovy, hangover-friendly, stoner variety. Stables’ voice hearkens back to the singer-songwriter era - her distinctive, cutting vocals up front in the mix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Line of Best Fit has the band as an “essential fixture of British folk music for the past 10 years… one of a handful of truly innovate songwriters working with the British folk template today.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For fans of Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten, Father John Misty, Gillian Welch, Laura Marling, Natalie Prass, Jose Gonzalez.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is the first time ‘Bashed Out’ has been widely available on vinyl since 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Misunderstanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Silver John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Spores All Settling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Magic Spell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bashed Out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All In Cahoots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Nits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Vitamins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We Are In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cold And Got Colder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This Is The Kit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wriggle Out The Restless - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This Is The Kit is the project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris. They first gained notice due to heavy radio play on BBC 6 - and have twice had LPs named to 6 Music’s Album Of The Year lists. Later they gained more notice as a hand-picked opening act for The National, Iron & Wine, Jose Gonzalez, Sharon Van Etten and Alexi Murdoch - musicians who share a similar independent streak and warm-hearted approach to creating modern yet timeless music. In North America, they are regulars on US Triple A radio stations like KEXP, indie folk festival line-ups, and tastemaking platforms such as NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the years since ‘Wriggle Out the Restless’ was released in 2010, This Is The Kit have continued to gain momentum. Their 2015 follow-up album, ‘Bashed Out’, was made with The National’s Aaron Dessner (producer for Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mumford & Sons). Stables then sang on The National’s 2019 album/film ‘I Am Easy To Find’ and became a touring member on subsequent live dates. Finally, in 2020, ‘Bashed Out’’s title track became a streaming hit after an impactful needle drop in a key episode of Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ series.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For fans of Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Beth Orton, Sharon van Etten, Bon Iver, Father John Misty, Joni Mitchell, Sam Amidon, Anais Mitchell.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This is the first time ‘Wriggle Out the Restless’ has been widely available on vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sometimes The Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Easy Pickings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Waterproof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Spinney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Trick You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Turnip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  White Ash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Earthquake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sleeping Bag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Treehouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Miles Davis All Stars

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walkin - Craft Jazz Essentials

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    More than sixty years old, Walkin' still remains a crucial staging post in the history of jazz. Originally recorded in 1954 and initially issued on a couple of 10 albums, it features a mix of quintet and sextet material, recorded during his spell with Prestige Records and produced by Bob Weinstock. The various tracks were gathered together, along with a previously unreleased track, and issued as a 12 album in 1957. The end result is an important album in the development of bop music, a genre Miles Davis practically owned. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Walkin'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Blue N' Boogie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Solar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. You Don't Know What Love Is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3. Love Me Or Leave Me 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Oasis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Masterplan - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘The Masterplan’ is an extraordinary collection of B-sides originally featured on singles from Oasis’ era-defining first three albums, ‘Definitely Maybe’ (1994), ‘(What’s The Story) Morning Glory?’ (1995), and ‘Be Here Now’ (1997). Far from being inferior to the singles they backed, many of the 14 tracks that feature on ‘The Masterplan’ have become as cherished as the band’s biggest singles from that seminal period.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The album includes tracks ‘Acquiesce’, ‘Half The World Away’, ‘Talk Tonight’, Oasis’ iconic live cover of The Beatles’ ‘I Am The Walrus’ and the epic title track. Noel has often described ‘The Masterplan’ as one of the best songs he has ever written.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘The Masterplan’ charted at No.2 in the UK Official Album Chart UK selling over 122,000 copies in its first week. It went on to be certified triple platinum and has sold over three million copies worldwide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Liam says: When you really think about it, it's ridiculous how incredible this collection is. Featuring some of Oasis' best ever tracks, one of which being their best ever ('Acquiesce'), it's hard to imagine there ever being a band who release such high-calibre of B-sides as this - must have for those who still don't have in their collections!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Acquiesce (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Underneath The Sky (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Talk Tonight (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Going Nowhere (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. Fade Away (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. The Swamp Song (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. I Am The Walrus – Live Glasgow Cathouse June ‘94 (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Listen Up (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Rockin' Chair (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Half The World Away (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. (It's Good) To Be Free (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      12. Stay Young (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      13. Headshrinker (Remastered)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      14. The Masterplan (Remastered) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Belle And Sebastian

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Boy With The Arab Strap - 25th Anniversary Pale Blue Artwork Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Twenty-five years after its original release, Belle and Sebastian have produced their most popular album in limited pale blue artwork with matching coloured vinyl. This 25th Anniversary edition also includes an exclusive art print of behind-the-scenes photos from the promotional video for the album, taken by band member Sarah Martin.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This limited pale blue colour artwork is reproduced in the original colour used in 1998 on the album’s promotional poster and T-shirt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The album was recorded in Glasgow at CaVa Studios during 1998. Videos were made at that time for Is It Wicked Not To Care, which inspired the 25th Anniversary art print, and Dirty Dream #2 (directed by Lance Bangs) which did not feature any band members.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Belle and Sebastian were awarded Best Newcomer at the 1999 Brit Awards following the release of The Boy With The Arab Strap.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Joining Stuart Murdoch on song writing duties on this album for the first time were band members Stevie Jackson, Isobel Campbell and Stuart David.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The eponymous title track has become one of the most popular Belle and Sebastian songs and an iconic symbol of the live shows, when the band are ritually joined by their fans onstage as they dance to ‘The Boy With The Arab Strap’.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A1. It Could Have Been A Brilliant Career
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A2. Sleep The Clock Around
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A3. Is It Wicked Not To Care?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A4. Ease Your Feet In The Sea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A5. A Summer Wasting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A6. Seymour Stein
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B1. A Spaceboy Dream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B2. Dirty Dream Number Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B3. The Boy With The Arab Strap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B4. Chickfactor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B5. Simple Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B6. The Rollercoaster Ride

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Betty Davis

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Crashin’ From Passion - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In the 1970s, Betty Davis defied genre and gender by pushing her voice to extremes and embracing the erotic. She articulated a kind of pre-punk, funk-blues fusion that had yet to be normalized in mainstream music – a style that few musicians have come close to replicating. As one of the first Black women to write, arrange, and produce her own albums, Betty was a visionary who disregarded industry boundaries and constraints. Raw, unapologetic and in full control, Betty paved the way for generations of future artists who said “funk you” to the music industry and social norms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In 1979, when Davis entered an L.A. studio to record her fifth and final album, she was reeling from a series of setbacks. Three years earlier, after recording her fourth album, Is It Love Or Desire, Davis was dropped from her label and the LP was subsequently shelved. In 1978, her beloved band Funk House went their separate ways. Looking for a fresh start, Davis relocated to Hollywood to focus on songwriting. Before long, British manager Simon Lait (Toni Basil), offered to fund her next project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          With renewed vigor, Davis reunited with former Funk House guitarist Carlos Morales and brought together industry veterans like fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon and session bassist Chuck Rainey. Old friends Anita and Bonnie Pointer (The Pointer Sisters) and Patryce “Choc’let” Banks joined Davis on vocals, as did Motown legend Martha Reeves. The resulting album, Crashin’ From Passion, was her most musically diverse, blending elements of reggae and calypso (“I’ve Danced Before”), jazz (“Hangin’ Out in Hollywood,” “Tell Me a Few Things”), dark synth-pop (“She’s a Woman”), and even disco (“All I Do Is Think of You”). Equally exploratory are Davis’ vocals, as she trades in her signature sass and snarls for more nuanced stylings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Among the album’s few funk tracks is “Quintessence of Hip,” in which Davis hails musicians like Bob Dylan, Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, and John Coltrane, while deftly integrating elements of their work. The song also offers a moment of stark vulnerability, as she sings, “Isn’t rich? Isn’t it queer? Losing my timing so late in my career.” It would prove to be a prophetic line in the months to follow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The mixing process was mired by artistic differences and then cut short, amid the death of Davis’ beloved father. Bereft and exasperated, Davis returned home for the funeral, setting into motion her retirement from the music industry. Crashin’ From Passion, meanwhile, would be shelved for 15 years and licensed for a CD-only release, without Davis’ consent, in the ‘90s. This 2023 edition of the album, made with Davis’ full approval and cooperation, marks its first official release and first time ever on vinyl. The package was designed by GRAMMY®-winning artist, Masaki Koike, while the album cover features an incredible shot of Betty captured in London in the mid-1970s by renowned photographer Kate Simon.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crashin’ From Passion was remastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters and pressed on vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI). The accompanying booklet includes a treasure trove of rare photos from the era, plus lyrics, and new liner notes by writer, ethnomusicologist, and Betty’s close friend, Danielle Maggio, who integrates interviews that she conducted with Davis, marking her last ever interviews.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Quintessence Of Hip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          She's A Woman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Good At Falling In Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tell Me A Few Things
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I've Danced Before
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You Make Me Feel So Good
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I Need A Whole Lot Of Love
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hangin' Out In Hollywood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All I Do Is Think Of You
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Crashin' From Passion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You Take Me For Granted

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bob Marley & The Wailers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Catch A Fire - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Catch A Fire is the fifth studio album by Bob Marley and the Wailers and the first to be released by Island Records UK. Originally having a limited release under the name, The Wailers in a sleeve depicting a Zippo lighter, designed by graphic artists Rod Dyer and Bob Weiner. Future releases would have the classic portrait of Marley smoking a “spliff” and crediting the band as Bob Marley and the Wailers with the image taken by Esther Anderson. A tour taking place in the UK and US generating international interest in the band.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Critical acclaim has included the album being listed at number 126 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, It is regarded as one of the top reggae albums of all time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            In 1971 after a solo tour Marley returned to Jamaica with Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer to record Catch A Fire but the sessions were abandoned because of clashes with Johnny Nash and Danny Sims. The band did not have funds to return to Jamaica, nor could they earn money due to work-permit restrictions, The group’s London Road manager, Brent Clarke, recommended they get in contact with Chris Blackwell from Island Records, who had released licensed singles by The Wailers from Studio One in Great Britain. Blackwell gave the group an advance of £4000 to help them get home to Jamaica, and to complete the recording of their next album. In 1972 the album was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at 3 different studios. As the story goes, in 1972 Marley flew back to London to play the tapes to Chris Blackwell. CBS and Sims, with whom the band were already contracted, took Blackwell and the Island Records label to court over the recording, Island won the case, Blackwell remixed the tracks at the Island Studios on Basing Street and included overdubs.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            April 2023 saw the 50th Anniversary of Catch A Fire, to mark this a limited edition 7” featuring 2 alternate versions of Stir It Up (vocal and instrumental) both feature on these releases. The 3LP+12” vinyl package will consist of the studio album, Live at The Paris Theatre London, previously only ever bootlegged, will get its first official release, the package also feature’s Alt, extended and instrumental Jamaican versions of album tracks Slave Driver, 400 Years No More Trouble and Stop That Train, finally on the 12” is 3 tracks from the Wailer’s performance at the Sundown Theatre in the village of Edmonton, North London, playing tracks Slave Driver, Stop That Train & Get Up Stand, Stand up, the reverse side has an etched image of the Zippo lighter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mogwai

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rock Action - 2023 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The third album from Mogwai. Much more song based than their previous outings, but still with plenty of noise and atmosphere. Includes contributions from Dave Pajo (Papa M / Slint), The Remote Viewer, and vocals from Gruff from Super Furry Animals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Sine Wave 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Take Me Somewhere Nice 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. O I Sleep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Dial : Revenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. You Don'T Know Jesus 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Robot Chant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Two Rights Make One Wrong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Secret Pint

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Neil Young

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time Fades Away 50

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It is impossible to pinpoint when a new album will become a classic. And while sometimes there are signals, often such a designation comes as a complete surprise. When Neil Young's 1973 live album release Time Fades Away arrived, it was obviously a left-field surprise. It was recorded with the Stray Gators, and featured previously unreleased songs. At a time when the Young's popularity was surging following his highly successful studio album Harvest, the new live album raised questions marks and even Young responded at the time, "Time Fades Away was the worst record I ever made, but as a door of what was happening to me it was a great record." In so many ways, this music is the perfect window on the unpredictable trajectory of one of rock & roll's true pioneers. Time Fades Away 50 will be released on limited edition clear vinyl only this November 3, via Reprise Records. This definitive 9 song iteration of the album contains a bonus track of “Last Trip To Tulsa,” which originally appeared on Archives Vol.1 Box set but here now on vinyl only for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The 50th anniversary release of Time Fades Away is a true celebration of an era in time that marked music forever. In 1973 Young was writing songs that have lasted to this day, and taking bold changes with the way he presented them in-person. It's a trademark of his that still continues. And with the Stray Gators performing with him -- Jack Nitzsche (keyboards); Ben Keith (pedal steel guitar); Kenny Buttrey (drums), to be replaced by Johnny Barbata; and bassist Tim Drummond. David Crosby and Graham Nash also joined on harmony vocals and acoustic guitar. The real magic of this recording has always been how it was such an adventurous risk to take at a time when so much of the contemporary music then was driven by perfection. Recorded directly from the soundboard to 16-track tape and mixed simultaneously to LP cutting, in some ways Young and the band were traveling new sonic roads. Time Fades Away was recorded directly after the mega-success of Young's album Harvest, and it feels like the blueprint of the twists and turns of a career where the blaster rockets are kicking. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                01 Time Fades Away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                02 Journey Through The Past
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                03 Yonder Stands The Sinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                04 L.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                05 Love In Mind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side B:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                01 Don’t Be Denied
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                02 The Bridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                03 Last Dance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                04 The Last Trip To Tulsa (50th Anniversary Bonus Track)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Charlatans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Modern Nature - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Produced by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer, and mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Portishead), ‘Modern Nature’ is the band’s 12th studio album. Originally released in 2015, the album features a cacophony of contributors: from drummers Pete Salisbury (The Verve), Stephen Morris (New Order) and Gabriel Gurnsey (Factory Floor), to Kate Bush’s backing singers Melanie Marshall and Sandra Marvin, strings by Sean O’Hagan and brass courtesy of Jim Paterson. Described by Q ‘as one the finest of their career’, the album debuted in the top 10 in the UK Albums Chart . Pressed on transparent yellow vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 1:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Talking In Tones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. So Oh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Come Home Baby
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Keep Enough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. In The Tall Grass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6. Emilie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side 2:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Let The Good Times Be Never Ending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I Need You To Know
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3. Lean In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  4. Trouble Understanding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5. Lot To Say

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kruder & Dorfmeister

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Conversions - A K&D Selection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Austrian music duo Kruder & Dorfmeister, consisting of Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, launched a world career in the 1990s. The duo is known for their down tempo remixes of hip hop, pop and drum and bass songs. Their successful mix album "The K&D Sessions" (1998) was played up and down in clubs from Ibiza to New York and the album is considered a classic of the genre. Throughout time the two musicians were assigned remix work by artists such as Madonna, Depeche Mode and Roni Size.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After this, Kruder & Dorfmeister went their separate ways and were successful with solo projects. In the middle of the 2020 pandemic, they released another album together. It is titled "1995" - a reference to the heyday of Kruder & Dorfmeister.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This remastered "Conversions - A K&D Selection" is now be released on double vinyl for the first time. An almost historic musical document of one of the most successful Austrian music duos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Dat's Cool" - DJ Unknown Face
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Searchin'" - Dead Calm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Come On (Simon Templar Remix)" - The Ballistic Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Nu Birth Of Cool" - Omni Trio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "One And Only" - PFM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Find Me" - Skanna
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Speechless Drum & Bass" - Count Basic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Visible From Space (Aquasky Remix)" - Hunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "Time Zone" - Space Link
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "The Lick" - Earl Grey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Editors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Back Room - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘The Back Room’ is the debut, Mercury-nominated album from Editors, released originally in July 2005. Includes the Top 10 single ‘Munich’ plus singles ‘Bullets’, ‘Blood’ and ‘All Sparks’.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Lights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Munich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3. Blood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4. Fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5. All Sparks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      6. Camera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7. Fingers In The Factory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8. Bullets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      9. Someone Says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10. Open Your Arms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11. Distance

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dizzee Rascal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Boy In Da Corner - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Eschewing hand-me-down ghetto tales from an across-the-pond 'hood, the precociously talented Dizzee Rascal instead told it from his (18 year old, East End) angle - unemployment, gun-crime, relationships, MC battles etc. Two years in the making, this LP took in influences from UK garage, hip hop, r'n'b and drum'n'bass, to creat a unique sounding jagged-edged electronic sound.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This 20th Anniversary 3LP release features instrumentals and never before heard rarities, pressed on white, yellow and black vinyl in a wide spine sleeve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A1: Sittin’ Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A2: Stop Dat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A3: I Luv U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A4: Brand New Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B1: 2 Far (Feat. Wiley)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B2: Fix Up, Look Sharp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B3: Cut ‘em Off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B4: Hold Ya Mouf’ (Feat. God’s Gift)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C1: Round We Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C2: Jus’ A Rascal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C3: Wot U On?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D1: Jezebel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D2: Seems 2 Be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D3: Live O
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D4: Do It!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E1: Vexed

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E2: Street Fighter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E3: Win Feat. Breeze

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E4: We Aint Havin It Feat. Wiley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E5: Kryme Feat. Redrum And Sharky Major

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        E6: Ready 4 War Feat. Sharky Major, Armour And Stormin

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F1: Street Fighter (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F2: Go (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F3: Ho (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F4: String Ho (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F5: Ting Ting (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        F6: Wheel (Instrumental)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Botch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        An Anthology Of Dead Ends - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Legendary Tacoma, Washington mathcore/hardcore/metal band Botch’s final EP An Anthology of Dead Ends was originally recorded in 2002, serving as a swan song sending off one of heavy music’s most inventive groups. Now, the band’s final EP is set to be re-issued on Sargent House over 20 years after its original release. Their monstrous concoction of metal, noise, indie rock guitar trickery, and depth is on full display. This is a last will and testament to the group's drive and intent, cementing their legacy as one of the untouchable greats, already having influenced many a group.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bassist Brian Cook, guitarist David Knudson, drummer Tim Latona, and vocalist Dave Verellen formed Botch in 1993, eventually becoming one of the most significant bands of their time. Their final show was June 15, 2002, the same day as the original release of An Anthology of Dead Ends. The members would go on to play in These Arms Are Snakes, Minus the Bear, and Russian Circles, among others, with acclaim for the band coming mostly post-breakup. Over 20 years since they played their final show, Botch are reuniting for select dates across the US throughout the end of 2023.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Spaim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Japam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Framce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vietmam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Afghamistam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Micaragua

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nirvana

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In Utero - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The classic third (and final) album gets a 30th anniversary makeover.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IN UTERO 30 – 8LP SUPER DELUXE BOX SET:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 8LP Super Deluxe features 180-gram pressings of the album + 5 b-sides & bonus tracks newly remastered, 2 complete concerts from Los Angeles ’93 & Seattle ‘94 plus 6 bonus live songs from the tour – 72 total tracks – 53 unreleased tracks. Bonus items: an Angel-on-acrylic panel; 48-pg book with unreleased photos; new 20-pg fanzine; LA gig poster litho; 2 ticket stubs; replicas of the promo Angel mobile, 3 gig flyers, all-access tour laminate & 4 backstage passes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IN UTERO 30 – 5CD SUPER DELUXE BOX SET:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 5CD Super Deluxe features the album + 5 b-sides & bonus tracks newly remastered, 2 complete concerts from Los Angeles ’93 & Seattle ‘94 plus 6 bonus live songs from the tour – 72 total tracks – 53 unreleased tracks. Bonus items: an angel-on-acrylic panel; 48-pg book with unreleased photos; new 20-pg fanzine; LA gig poster litho; 2 ticket stubs; replicas of the promo angel mobile, 3 gig flyers, all-access tour laminate & 4 backstage passes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IN UTERO 30 – LIMITED EDITION 1LP + 10-INCH:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the album pressed on 180-gram vinyl plus 5 b-sides & bonus tracks pressed on a 10-inch have been newly remastered from 96kHz 24-bit transfers of the original analog tapes by original album engineer Bob Weston. Original album artwork has been expanded to a premium tip-on gatefold jacket for the first time with new 10-inch jacket art.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IN UTERO 30 – 2-CD DELUXE EDITION:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating In Utero’s 30th, the 2CD Deluxe Edition features the album newly remastered plus 14 previously unreleased live tracks from the ‘93/’94 In Utero tour. Each song on In Utero is represented with a live performance from Los Angeles, Springfield, Rome, New York & Seattle plus two cover songs widely played throughout the tour: The Vaselines’ “Jesus Doesn’t Want Me For A Sunbeam” & David Bowie’s “The Man Who Sold The World.” Housed in a softpak with newly designed 20-pg booklet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mogwai

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Government Commissions (BBC Sessions 1996-2003) - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ‘Government Commissions (BBC Sessions 1996 - 2003)’ is a compilation album consisting of sessions recorded between 1996 and 2003 for BBC Radio.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is the first time that the album has been available on vinyl since the original pressing in 2005.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Hunted By A Freak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. R U Still In 2 It
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3. New Paths To Helicon Pt II
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4. Kappa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5. Cody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              6. Superheroes Of Bmx
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7. Like Herod
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8. Secret Pint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              9. New Paths To Helicon Pt I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10. Stop Coming To My House