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Julian Cope

Fried - 2024 Reissue

    Julian Cope's second album of 1984 - Never re-pressed in its original format, this re-issue faithfully replicates the original Mercury Records UK release with poster, and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

    'Fried' is one of Julian Cope's boldest. It made many think that after a while teetering on the edge, Julian Cope had finally tipped over into an artistic madness, amplified by his wearing a turtle shell and staring at a toy van on a landscaped spoil tip in Warwickshire on the album's sleeve. Opening track 'Reynard The Fox' added to it all, a six-minute psychedelic garage rock tour-de-force, breaking down to a Cope monologue where he gravely intones English folk tales from his vantage point, referring also to an onstage stomach-slashing incident from 1983. 'Sunspots', the sole single taken from the album, is one of his greatest recordings in a career that spans over 40 years.

    'Fried' is up there with some of the very best works of the singular British eccentric.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Reynard The Fox
    2. Bill Drummond Said
    3. Laughing Boy
    4. Me Singing
    5. Sunspots
    6. The Bloody Assizes
    7. Search Party
    8. O King Of Chaos
    9. Holy Love
    10. Torpedo

    Iggy Pop

    Pop Music - 2024 Reissue

      Pop Music by Iggy Pop is the 1996 compilation featuring the 20 best tracks released through BMG between 1979 and 1981, including “Bang Bang”, “I Need More”, “I’m Bored”, “New Values” and “Five Foot One”. Iggy Pop was associated with Virgin Records for much of his post-Stooges solo career, but for a brief spell during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s he called Arista Records (BMG) his home. This era saw punk’s godfather stray away from the primal style he is known for, as he experimented largely with new wave sounds.

      TRACK LISTING

      Side A
      1. Loco Mosquito
      2. Bang Bang
      3. Tell Me A Story
      4. Pumpin' For Jill
      5. Take Care Of Me

      Side B
      1. I Need More
      2. I'm Bored
      3. Knocking 'Em Down (In The City)
      4. I Snub You
      5. Sea Of Love

      Side C
      1. Play It Safe
      2. Dog Food
      3. Happy Man
      4. Time Won't Let Me
      5. Five Foot One

      Side D
      1. Angel
      2. Girls
      3. New Values
      4. Pleasure
      5. Houston Is Hot Tonight

      Empire Of The Sun

      Walking On A Dream - 2024 Reissue

        2024 repress of the 2008 album on limited edition mustard yellow gatefold vinyl.

        What we said in 2009: "Walking On A Dream" is the debut album offering from Empire Of The Sun – a psychedelic project led by Luke Steele from Perth's The Sleepy Jackson and Pnau's Nick Littlemore. Their sound has been likened to a Balearic Fleetwood Mac, prompting one writer to note that if Lindsay Buckingham joined forces with Daft Punk they might produce music as polished and perfect - for the bedroom, for the dancefloor - as this. This is going to be this year's MGMT, you can take our word for it!!!"

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Standing On The Shore
        2. Walking On A Dream
        3. Half Mast
        4. We Are The People
        5. Delta Bay
        6. Country
        7. The World
        8. Swordfish Hotkiss Night
        9. Tiger By My Side
        10. Without You

        The Triffids

        Calenture - 2024 Reissue

          Step into the enchanting realm of The Triffids once again with their acclaimed album, ‘Calenture’, now presented in a captivating LP reissue on blue coloured vinyl.

          Originally released to critical acclaim, this album showcases The Triffids’ distinctive fusion of folk, rock and post-punk sensibilities.

          With its ethereal melodies and introspective lyrics, ‘Calenture’ invites listeners on a journey of introspection and emotional resonance.

          Led by the evocative vocals of David McComb, each track weaves a spellbinding narrative that lingers in the mind long after the music fades.

          TRACK LISTING

          Bury Me Deep In Love
          Kelly’s Blues
          A Trick Of The Light
          Hometown Farewell Kiss
          Unmade Love
          Open For You
          Holy Water
          Blinder By The Hour
          Vagabond Holes
          Jerdacuttup Man
          Calenture
          Save What You Can

          The Triffids

          In The Pines - 2024 Reissue

            Step into the mesmerizing world of The Triffids with their renowned album, ‘In The Pines’, now available in a striking red coloured vinyl double LP reissue for 2024.

            Originally released in 1986, this album showcases The Triffids’ unique blend of folk, rock and postpunk.

            Featuring the haunting vocals of David McComb and lush instrumentals, ‘In The Pines’ invites you on a journey through atmospheric landscapes that captivate the senses.

            With its enduring allure and rich sonic textures, this album stands as a testament to The Triffids’ timeless artistry.

            TRACK LISTING

            Suntrapper
            In The Pines
            Kathy Knows
            25 To 5
            Only One Life
            Do You Want Me Near
            You
            Trick Of The Light
            Once A Day
            She’s Sure The Girl I
            Love
            Jerdacuttup Man
            Just Might Fade Away
            Better Off This Way
            Keep Your Eyes On The
            Hole
            Blinder By The Hour
            Wish To See No More
            One Soul Less On
            Your Fiery List
            Born Sandy
            Devotional
            Love And Affection

            Mother Earth

            The People Tree - 30th Anniversary Special Edition

              Originally released in 1994, Mother Earth’s ‘The People Tree’ is a gem of an album that encapsulates a love of soul, funk and folktinged ‘70s rock. To mark its 30th Anniversary, it is set for a special edition 2LP reissue that includes the original album, three previously unreleased tracks, and a further six that have neverbefore been on vinyl. It has been remastered from the original analogue recordings.

              One of the best-loved albums in Acid Jazz history, it was the product of over a year of sessions, led by label-founder Eddie Piller, and features guest appearances from Paul Weller, Dee C Lee, and Brand New Heavies’ Simon Bartholomew. Bonus tracks include the previously-unreleased alternative ‘Apple Green’ with a distinctive female backing vocal, an alternative version of ‘Illusions’, and the title track.

              First-time vinyl cuts include the alternate master of ‘Jesse’, ‘A Trip Down Brian Lane’ and the heavy funk of ‘Slide Sweet Baby’. The album is presented in a beautiful ‘wide-spine’ layout, with two printed inner sleeves, adorned with in-depth notes form Eddie Piller and unseen photos from the original cover shoot by Gerald Mankiewicz.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Institution Man
              2. Jesse
              3. Startdust Bubblegum
              4. Mr. Freedom
              5. Dragster
              6. Find It
              7. The People Tree
              8. Apple Green
              9. Time Of The Future
              10. Saturation
              11. Illusions
              12. A Trip Down Brian Lane
              13. Jesse (Alternate)
              14. Institution Man (Edit)
              15. Warlocks Of The Mind (Pt. 1)
              16. Time Of The Future (Alternate EP Mix)
              17. Find It (Radio Edit)
              18. Almost Grown
              19. Apple Green (with Harmony Vocal)
              20. Illusions (No Horns Mix)
              21. A Trio Down Brian Lane (7” Mix)
              22. Slide Sweet Baby
              23. The People Tree (No Mellotron)
              24. Jesse (Brendan Lynch Radio Mix)

              Nina Simone

              At Town Hall - 2024 Reissue

                “Nina Simone at Town Hall” is the first live album by Nina Simone, originally released in 1959. It was her third album of that year and her first live album. The basis for the record was Simone’s performance at the Town Hall, New York, on 12 September 1959. All of the songs performed at the concert are on the album; however, three of the tracks are studio versions cut the following month. On this LP also two bonus tracks recorded during a concert at The Village Gate, New York in 1961.

                Dom Salvador E Abolição

                Som, Sangue E Raça - 2024 Reissue

                  Som, Sangue e Raça is still one of the milestones in Brazilian music. The music of Dom Salvador e Abolição is a funky and smooth blend of samba, soul, rock, jazz, forro and baião. The band’s sound was a major influence on the successful group Banda Black Rio. Som, Sangue e Raça still stands out for its catchy and groovy melodies and shows the wide range of the band. All this makes this samba/soul classic a must for all mu- sic collectors.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  SIDE A
                  1. Uma Vida
                  2. Guanabara
                  3. Hei! Você
                  4. Som, Sangue E Raça
                  5. Tema Pro Gaguinho
                  6. O Rio

                  SIDE B
                  1. Evo
                  2. Number One
                  3. Folia De Reis
                  4. Moeda, Reza E Cor
                  5. Samba Do Malandrinho
                  6. Tio Macrô

                  Francoise Hardy

                  Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles - 2024 Reissue

                    Françoise Hardy auditioned for Vogue Records at 18 and went on to top charts with her very first release, a 1962 self-titled record now known as “Tous Les Garcons Et Les Filles” based on its hit song. From there, the infamously timid Hardy became one of the few French pop stars of the era to cross over, jetting from England to France to record, serving as a muse to designers like Yves Saint Laurent, and inspiring Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger. That debut showcases Hardy at her simplest, wringing rockabilly-tinged pop magic from modest jazz percussion and steel guitar. Hardy wrote most of her own material, setting her far apart from her peers, and on her debut she penned every song but two. Her lyrics would never be this close to yé-yé traditions again.

                    Johnny Cash

                    The Rebel Sings - 2024 Reissue

                      “The Rebel Sings” is a collection of Johnny Cash recordings as released on six U.S. EP’s in the late fifties. “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”, Cash’s breakout single on Columbia; “Five Feet High And Rising”, “Frankie’s Man, Johnny” and “Rock Island Line” are among the hits here. The final four tracks show Cash’s penchant for “concept” albums. “The Rebel – Johnny Yuma” (the theme for the Western TV show “The Rebel”) was a hit single. With the addition of “Remember The Alamo”, “The Ballad Of Boot Hill” and “Lorena”, Cash presents four songs reminiscing on 19th century life in the West, something Cash would revisit frequently in his career.

                      Global Communication

                      76:14 - 30th Anniversary Edition

                        76:14 is the 1994 second studio album by Global Communication, an English electronic music duo consisting of Tom Middleton and Mark Pritchard. The title of the album was intended to correspond to the record's total running time in minutes and seconds, though the actual runtime is shorter. Likewise, each track on the album is correspondingly titled after its respective length. The duo has stated in the sleeve notes that this was intended to avoid implying any specific meaning to the music, thus leaving the listener completely free to interpret the music according to their own imagination. 76:14 is featured in The Guardian's 1,000 Albums to Hear Before You Die list, where it is described as an "unfathomably beautiful out-of-time masterpiece". In 1996, Mixmag ranked the album at number 11 in its list of the Best Dance Albums of All Time.

                        A.R. Kane

                        I - 2024 Reissue

                          The final part of this ‘A.R. Kane reissue collection is 1989’s astonishing double-LP ‘i’ which followed up on ‘sixty nine’s promise and saw the duo fully unleash their experimental pop sensibilities over 26 tracks, plunging the A.R. Kane sound into a dazzlingly kaleidoscopic vision of pop experiment and play. Suffused with new digital technologies and combining searingly sweet and danceable pop with perhaps the duo’s strangest and boundary-pushing compositions, the album did exactly what a great double-set should do - indulge the artists sprawling pursuit of their own imaginations but always with a concision and an ear for those moments where pop both transcends and toys with the listeners expectations. Jason Ankeny has noted that “In retrospect, ‘i’ now seems like a crystal ball prophesying virtually every major musical development of the 1990s; from the shimmering techno of ‘A Love from Outer Space’ to the liquid dub of ‘What’s All This Then?’, from the alien drone-pop of ‘Conundrum’ to the sinister shoegazer miasma of ‘Supervixens’ — it’s all here, an underground road map for countless bands to follow.” Perhaps the most overwhelmingly all-encompassing transmission from A.R. Kane, ‘i’ bookended a three year period in which the duo had made some of the most prophetic and revelatory music of the entire decade.

                          After ‘i’ the duo’s output became more sporadic with Tambala and Ayuli moving in different directions both geographically and musically, with only 1994’s ‘New Clear Child’ a crystalline re-fraction of future and past echoes of jazz, folk and soul, before the duo went their separate ways. Since then, A.R. Kane’s music has endured, not thanks to the usual sepia’d false memories that seem to maintain interest in so much of the musical past, but because those who hear A.R. Kane music and are changed irrevocably, have to share that universe which A.R. Kane opened up, with anyone else who will listen. Far more than other lauded documents of the late 80s it still sounds astonishingly fresh, astonishingly livid and vivid and necessary and NOW.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1) Hello
                          2) A Love From Outer Space
                          3) Crack Up
                          4) Timewind
                          5) What’s All This Then?
                          6) Snow Joke
                          7) Off Into Space
                          8) And I Say
                          9) Yeti
                          10) Conundrum
                          11) Honeysuckleswallow
                          12) Long Body
                          13) In A Circle
                          14) Fast Ka
                          15) Miles Apart
                          16) Pop
                          17) Mars
                          18) Spook
                          19) Sugarwings
                          20) Back Home
                          21) Down
                          22) Supervixens
                          23) Insect Love
                          24) Sorry
                          25) Catch My Drift
                          26) Challenge

                          Various Artists

                          Soul Jazz Presents: Rastafari - The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955-83 - 2024 Repress

                            Spanning nearly 30 years of revolutionary music, and featuring the music of Count Ossie, Johnny Clarke, The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Bongo Herman, Earth & Stone and many more, this is an in-depth look at some of the heaviest and righteous music ever made.

                            The album charts the many links between reggae music and Rastafarianism. The album comes complete with full gatefold, plus bespoke inner sleeves containing stunning exclusive photography and extensive sleevenotes.

                            Rastafarianism had its roots at the start of the 20th century and became widespread in Jamaica following the visit of Haile Selassie, the King of Ethiopia, to Kingston in 1966. By the 1970s, Rastafarianism become practically synonymous with reggae, as many roots reggae artists became known throughout the world, notably spearheaded by the success of Bob Marley and The Wailers.

                            As ‘roots reggae’ artists in the 1970s continued to spread the word of Jah in their music, Rastafari reggae became the ultimate rebel sound throughout the world.

                            "This may be the most righteous compilation to come from the Soul Jazz stable to date, as they focus on links between the Rastafarian religion and reggae music." - Irish Times

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Count Ossie's Rasta Family - Africa We Want Fe Go
                            Johnny Clarke - None Shall Escape The Judgment
                            Laurel Aitken - Haile Selassie
                            Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Tales Of Mozambique
                            Mutabaruka - Say
                            Bongo Herman & Jah Lloyd - African Drums
                            Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Sam's Intro
                            Bongo Herman, Les & Bunny - Salaam
                            Techniques All Stars - Zion I Version
                            Lord Lebby & The Jamaican Calypsonians - Ethiopia
                            Hugh Mundell - One Jah, One Aim, One Destiny
                            The Heaven Singers - Rasta Dreadlocks
                            Count Ossie & Leslie Butler - Soul Drums
                            Cornel Campbell - Conscious Rastaman
                            QQ - Betta Must Come
                            Roy Shirley - Israelites Leave Babylon
                            Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation Of Rastafari - Narration
                            Ronald Downer & Count Ossie - A Ju Ju Wa

                            Lafayette Afro Rock Band

                            Malik - 2024 Remastered Edition

                              Strut proudly presents the first official remastered reissue of Lafayette Afro Rock Band's elusive funk/Afro original album, 'Malik,' originally released in 1974. In 1971, an undocumented seven-member Afro-American ensemble known as the Bobby Boyd Congress made a transformative journey from the United States to France. Bandleader Frank Abel recollects, "We sensed that the soul and funk market was saturated back home, and our original plan was a brief 6-month stint in Paris. Surprisingly, we ended up staying for a decade." Upon lead singer Bobby Boyd's return to the U.S., the group rebranded as Ice and crossed paths with independent producer Pierre Jaubert, a seasoned studio professional with credits on groundbreaking recordings alongside Charles Mingus, John Lee Hooker, and Archie Shepp, among others.

                              Drawing inspiration from Motown's work ethic, Jaubert initiated regular rehearsals with Ice. He recalled, "I didn't want to mimic Berry, but with seven talented musicians collaborating daily, something unique emerged. " The band, residing in Paris and immersed in the African-dominated Barbesse district, began infusing African elements into their music frequently performing with Paris-dwelling Camaroonian and legendary composer Manu Dibango.

                              Under the new moniker Lafayette Afro Rock Band, the group's music transitioned to predominantly instrumental compositions, featuring a denser Afro-funk sound. Their inaugural recording with the new name, 'Soul Makossa, ' included a compelling rendition of Dibango's classic and the impactful break in 'Hihache.' The subsequent release a year later, 'Malik,' refined their sound with the percussive Afro party jam 'Conga, ' the atmospheric vocoder and piano-led piece 'Djungi,' and the robust funk of 'Darkest Light.'

                              Despite a limited impact upon its initial release, 'Malik' found appreciation as hip-hop culture flourished in the '80s, establishing itself as a rich source of samples and riffs. 'Conga' was featured in the 'Ultimate Breaks And Beats' series, while the opening horn line from 'Darkest Light' became a pivotal hip-hop motif, employed by Jay-Z, Public Enemy, Wreckx 'N' Effect, and many others.

                              This remastered reissue, the first of its kind, meticulously crafted by The Carvery from the original tapes, showcases the album in its entirety and includes the full original artwork.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Djungi
                              A2. Raff
                              A3. Conga
                              A4. Avi-vo
                              B1. Malik
                              B2. Darkest Light
                              B3. Baba Hya

                              Windy & Carl

                              Consciousness - 2024 Repress

                                For the first time in almost twenty years, Windy & Carl’s second album for kranky, Consciousness, will be available on the vinyl format once again. The fourth album from Michigan’s premier space duo, again delivers their shimmering trademark wall of sound, beautiful vocalization, and delicate songcraft. Six sweet and easy new tracks recorded in their home studio in Dearborn, that drift and dream with layered guitars, keyboards, bass and a love-arsenal of delicious effects and distortion.

                                Still House Plants

                                If I Don't Make It, I Love U - 2024 Repress

                                  Repress of the critically acclaimed 3rd album from the South-East London based post-rock trio.

                                  ‘If I don't make it, I love u’ is Still House Plants’ third LP and the fullest embodiment of their sound to date. Where ‘Fast Edit’ formed with quick attachment and jump cuts, ‘If I don't make it’ is shaped by persistence - a commitment to the songs that makes the music solid, warmer and accepted. Marking the trio’s decade of friendship, this is the first record written whilst all live in the same city since 2017's ‘Assemblages’. The band rehearsed it relentlessly, playing for nobody except themselves, consistently building support for one another and growing the way they play. Jess’ voice is deeper. Fin’s guitar is full size, richer. David drums harder. Focused on one point together, everyone gets bigger and nothing falls apart. The guitar and the drums blend, raise the voice, make room for what is being said, what is felt. When able to finally record, production allowed layers, gave elasticity, a chance to fully stretch. Playing with length and connections, the band brought in analogue techniques - a Lesley cabinet on ‘Headlight’, sidechaining the snare with the guitar, pushing vocals through cheap DJ software - each process an attempt to bring one instrument closer to another, to give bass, body, backup. ‘If I don't make it, I love u’ seeks beauty, holds feeling maximum and builds surety with its sound. The most generous SHP record to date, the music is wide open, demands less. Play it again, it will come clear. 

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. M M M
                                  2. Pant
                                  3. Sticky
                                  4. MORE BOY
                                  5. Probably
                                  6. 3scr3w3
                                  7. Silver Grit Passes Thru My Teeth
                                  8. Headlight
                                  9. No Sleep Deep Risk
                                  10. Pushed
                                  11. No More Faster

                                  Shuggie Otis

                                  Inspiration Information - 2024 Repress

                                    Well before Shuggie Otis cut his debut album, musicianship and performance had long been a part of his life. The son of rhythm and blues legend Johnny Otis, Shuggie learned to play guitar as early as the age of two, and performed professionally with his father's band at eleven. Throughout his long and illustrious career he performed on records for the likes of Frank Zappa, Al Kooper, Etta James, and George Duke, to name a few. Despite only moderate success upon its initial release, Shuggie Otis' third album Inspiration Information turned into underground smash decades later and has since maintained a level of cult status normally reserved for mysterious, unearthed legends like Sixto Rodriguez or Lee Fields. Inspiration Information is also noteworthy among Shuggie's other releases, as it was entirely self-produced, as opposed to being overseen by his father Johnny Otis. Shuggie's signature blend of baroque funk is on full display, but with a heavy dosage of psychedelic soul blended in, resulting in an album that's equally swarthy, lush, funky, and emotional; gathering all the best bits of Marvin Gaye, Love, Miles Davis, and even Os Mutantes. Inspiration Information is more than worthy of all acclaim awarded to it, despite the delayed reverence.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A1. Inspiration / Information
                                    A2. Island Letter
                                    A3. Sparkle City
                                    A4. Aht Uh Mi Hed
                                    B1. Happy House
                                    B2. Rainy Day
                                    B3. XL-30
                                    B4. Pling!
                                    B5. Not Available

                                    Shuggie Otis

                                    Freedom Flight - 2024 Repress

                                      Well before Shuggie Otis cut his debut album, musicianship and performance had long been a part of his life. The son of rhythm and blues legend Johnny Otis, Shuggie learned to play guitar as early as the age of two, and performed professionally with his father's band at eleven. Throughout his long and illustrious career he'd performed on records for the likes of Frank Zappa, Al Kooper, Etta James, and George Duke, to name a few. In spite of all this,widespread mainstream success eluded Shuggie for much of his career. His most famous release to date is his 1974 album Inspiration/Information, which would experience new resurgent life in the 2000s. Those willing to dig a little deeper however, would discover hidden gold in his earlier releases, especially in the album directly before Inspiration/Information, his sophomore 1971 release Freedom Flight. As with his debut, Freedom Flight was produced by Shuggie's father Johnny Otis, and built upon the distinct sounds of his debut album: lush, baroque, string section arrangements, paired with hard funk rhythms, and funky blues melodies, with the majority of the instruments once again performed by Shuggie himself. The album also features backing from premium session greats like George Duke and Aynsley Dunbar, and the track "Strawberry Letter 23" which became a monster hit for The Brothers Johnson 3 years later. Freedom Flight is a treasure of deft, technical skill, and virtuosic composition.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A1. Ice Cold Daydream
                                      A2. Strawberry Letter 23
                                      A3. Sweet Thang
                                      A4. Me And My Woman
                                      A5. Someone's Always Singing
                                      B1. Purple
                                      B2. Freedom Flight

                                      Plush

                                      More You Becomes You - 2024 Reissue

                                        Described by Uncut magazine as “One of the most charismatic and eccentric pop craftsmen of the past twenty years”, Liam Hayes has been making critically acclaimed records since the 90’s. His first single “Three-Quarters Blind Eyes b/w Found a Little Baby” released under the moniker Plush, was cited by the NME as being “..one of those rare records - and incredibly rare debuts - that instantly seems a classic..” Although he emerged from the Chicago indie-rock scene, Hayes is often compared with artists such as Jimmy Webb, Brian Wilson, Laura Nyro and Harry Nilsson. Like some of the best folk-pop or soft soul from the 1960’s and 1970’s there is a timeless quality to his music.

                                        Re-release of debut album More You Becomes You is remastered from the original analogue tapes by Jason Hillier and recut for vinyl by Bob Weston, who also remastered the CD and Streaming formats.

                                        A deluxe 12 page full size booklet comes with the LP version (which also comes packaged as close to the original as possible, with a printed outer envelope/bag) and a 20 page booklet comes with the CD version put together by Liam and Jason Harvey, with Sleeve Notes by John Mulvey.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        01. Virginia
                                        02. More You Becomes You
                                        03. (I Didn't Know) I Was Asleep
                                        04. The Party L
                                        05. The Party Ll
                                        06. Soaring And Boring
                                        07. (See It In The) Early Morning
                                        08. Save The People
                                        09. Instrumental
                                        10. The Sailor

                                        Sharon Van Etten

                                        Are We There - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                          10 year annivesary edition of Sharon Van Etten's seminial record 'Are We There', pressed on black, grey and silver tri-colour split vinyl.

                                          Review from 2014: A real step forward from the wonderful ‘Tramp’; it feels like a more confident and expansive sound. And of course the songwriting is superb, heartfelt and wonderfully melancholic.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Afraid Of Nothing
                                          2. Taking Chances
                                          3. Your Love Is Killing Me
                                          4. Our Love
                                          5. Tarifa
                                          6. I Love You But I'm Lost
                                          7. You Know Me Well
                                          8. Break Me
                                          9. Nothing Will Change
                                          10. I Know
                                          11. Every Time The Sun Comes Up

                                          Animal Collective

                                          Merriweather Post Pavilion - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                            Animal Collective celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their seminal album Merriweather Post Pavilion with a deluxe vinyl repress via Domino. The album is pressed to colour vinyl for the first time, available as a 2xLP in Translucent Green and Bluish and comes in a reflective foil jacket. 

                                            Merriweather Post Pavilion was universally acclaimed upon its release in 2009 and was named the #1 best album of the year by Pitchfork, MOJO, Clash, Entertainment Weekly, Spin, and Uncut. “Every once in a while, musicians sweep away the existing musical landscape to create something new,” stated NPR at the time. “Animal Collective is such a group, and its new Merriweather Post Pavilion is such an album.”

                                            It has since been recognized as one of the most influential records of the 2000s with Uncut naming it “one of the landmark American albums of the century so far” and MOJO labelling it “astonishing”.

                                            Hypnotone

                                            Hypnotone - 2024 Reissue

                                              Hypnotone's iconic self titled mini album reissued! Originally released by Creation Records in 1991, long out of print and now reissued, meticulously remastered and pressed onto pristine white vinyl.

                                              Exclusive liner notes by band member Tony Martin "The Hypnotone Story: From Manchester to Creation" and including after hours favourite "Sub" and Balearic hit "Dream Beam" featuring vocals by Denise Johnson.

                                              Formed in the vibrant milieu of Manchester's legendary Hacienda nightclub, Hypnotone emerged from the creative partnership of Tony Martin and Martin Mittler. Tony, initially involved as the in-house lighting designer, and Mittler, a bar staff member, fused their interests and talents amid the fervour of the late '80s Acid House movement that pulsated through the club.

                                              Their musical venture began earnestly after an introduction to Alan McGee, head of Creation Records. This connection would soon lead to a record deal, propelling Hypnotone into the heart of the emerging electronic dance music scene, releasing 2 albums, multiple singles and standout remixes for artists such as Primal Scream, Sheer Taft, and The Lilac Time.

                                              With Creation Records' support, Hypnotone crafted their unique sound combining state-of-the-art digital samplers like the Akai S1000 with a collection of classic analog synths. Their debut self titled mini album includes after hours favorite "Sub" and Balearic hit "Dream Beam" featuring vocals by Denise Johnson. Hypnotone not only shaped their distinct sonic footprint but also influenced the broader trajectory of electronic music. Their journey, marked by innovation anda deep affinity for Manchester's music scene, exemplifies the transformative power of the era's cultural and technological shifts in music.

                                              This is another must have for collectors and fans of early British (pop) house music, and very happy memories.


                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Hypnotone - Dream Beam
                                              A2. Hypnotone - Junovia
                                              A3. Hypnotone - Potion 90
                                              A4. Hypnotone - Italia
                                              B1. Hypnotone - In Joy
                                              B2. Hypnotone - SBX
                                              B3. Hypnotone - Sub

                                              "Gargantuan" is the debut studio album by UK electronic duo Spooky (Charlie May and Duncan Forbes), released by William Orbit's Guerilla Records in March 1993.

                                              Today "Gargantuan" is regarded as a landmark album in the history of progressive house and British dance music. As Guerilla’s standard bearer, they helped coalesce an immersive sound that was neither Detroit, nor Chicago, nor Manchester.

                                              The duo became renowned for being at the forefront of the progressive house scene that emerged in the aftermath of the post-rave comedown, joining fellow acts like Orbital and Underworld in re-casting house music in an energetic live environment.

                                              Gargantuan has been out of print on vinyl since 2006 and is re-released on on double vinyl with original artwork. 

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Matt says: Ashamedly, I was unaware of this absolutely epic piece of UK dance music. Shunning the US influence and focussing on free party spirit, expansive scenery, and a distinctly proto-prog mindset, "Gargantuam" remains as timeless and as crucial today as it must have seemed in 1993. Uplifting but without being overly flamboyant, it's full of euphoric dancefloor moments and must have surely gone onto inform countless of producers and the 90s trance and progressive house storms ensued. A true classic that, if you're as ignorant as me, might have slipped you by!

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Don’t Panic
                                              A2. Schmoo
                                              A3. Aqualung
                                              B1. Little Bullet Part One
                                              B2. Little Bullet Part Two
                                              C1. Land Of Oz
                                              C2. Something’s Got To Give
                                              C3. Orange Coloured Liquid
                                              D1. Schmoodub
                                              D2. Let Go

                                              Wendy & Bonnie

                                              Genesis - 2024 Repress

                                                One of the most remarkable unheard albums of 1969, Genesis, the sole release by San Francisco-based sisters Wendy and Bonnie Flower, has emerged as an acclaimed pop-psych touchstone. Brimming with melodic confections and laced with radiant, sisterly harmonies, the set’s breezy Brazilian splashes and soft-rock strains convey a sophistication that belies the artists’ tender ages (Wendy, 17; Bonnie, 13). The album has grown over the years in importance, and has influenced a generation of psychedelic pioneers, from Broadcast to Stereolab to Welsh rockers Super Furry Animals ( who sampled the duo on their hit "hello Sunshine").

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                CD Tracklisting
                                                Disc 1

                                                1. Let Yourself Go Another Time
                                                2. The Paisley Window Pane
                                                3. I Realized You
                                                4. By The Sea
                                                5. You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind
                                                6. It's What's Really Happening
                                                7. Five O'Clock In The Morning
                                                8. Endless Pathway
                                                9. Children Laughing
                                                10. The Winter Is Cold
                                                11. Let Yourself Go Another Time (instrumental Version)
                                                12. The Paisley Window Pane (alternate Version)
                                                13. I Realized You (alternate Mono Mix)
                                                14. It's What's Really Happening (alternate Mono Mix)
                                                15. Five O'Clock In The Morning (alternate Mono Mix)
                                                16. Endless Pathway (alternate Mono Mix)
                                                17. The Winter Is Cold (alternate Version)

                                                Disc 2
                                                1. Children Laughing (demo)
                                                2. Years (demo)
                                                3. Popular Phrases (demo)
                                                4. Eleanor Rigby (demo)
                                                5. The Winter Is Cold (demo)
                                                6. The Ice Cream Man Song (demo)
                                                7. December Sun (demo)
                                                8. Wake Up, Sleepy Eyes (demo)
                                                9. We Can Work It Out (live)
                                                10. Thinking, Waiting (live)
                                                11. Cover Our Child (demo)
                                                12. Story Of A Conventional Man (demo)
                                                13. The Paisley Window Pane (live)
                                                14. The Night Behind Us (Crystal Fountain Demo)
                                                15. Sensations (Crystal Fountain Demo)
                                                16. Never To Rest (Crystal Fountain Demo)
                                                17. Children Laughing

                                                LP Tracklisting
                                                1. Let Yourself Go Another Time
                                                2. The Paisley Window Pane
                                                3. I Realized You
                                                4. By The Sea
                                                5. You Keep Hanging Up On My Mind
                                                6. It's What's Really Happening
                                                7. Five O'Clock In The Morning
                                                8. Endless Pathway
                                                9. Children Laughing
                                                10. The Winter Is Cold

                                                Shin Joong Hyun

                                                Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun 1958-74 - 2024 Reissue

                                                  First anthology of Shin Joong Hyun’s music outside of Korea.

                                                  Includes an in-depth interview and track-by-track notes by Mr. Shin plus comprehensive liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes

                                                  Shin Joong Hyun’s tale is personal, spiritual, and deep, not only reflecting the full spectrum of human emotions but also reverberating with echoes of sound, some beautiful and life-giving, others restless and ungovernable. These career-spanning anthologies gather Shin’s work as a guitarist, songwriter, producer and arranger of mind-altering experimental pop, acid-folk, and extended psych-funk jams. A musical trip existing somewhere between Motown, Hendrix, and the Velvet Underground.

                                                  **** (4 Stars) “An incredible collection” - Record Collector

                                                  **** (4 Stars) “...as important to Korean rock in 1970-75 as Phil Spector had been to America's pop scene a decade earlier, and every bit as busy.” – MOJO

                                                  **** (4 Stars) ”The ten-plus-minute title track that closes the set is a labyrinthine folk-psych, acid-drenched masterpiece... It's an epic worthy of Morricone's spaghetti Western scores -- had Morricone been born a guitarist. An excellent introduction to his work.” – AllMusic



                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Moon Watching - Shin Joong Hyun
                                                  Please Don't Bother Me Anymore - Golden Grapes
                                                  The Man Who Must Leave - Kim Sun
                                                  The Sun - Kim Jung Mi
                                                  I Don't Like - Lee Jung Hwa
                                                  Please Wait - Jang Hyun
                                                  Spring Rain - Park In Soo
                                                  Tomorrow - Lee Joong Hwa
                                                  'J' Blues 72 - Shin Joong Hyun
                                                  Pushing Through The Fog - Jang Hyun
                                                  I've Got Nothing To Say - Shin Joong Hyun
                                                  Why That Person? - Bunny Girls
                                                  Sunset - Jang Hyun
                                                  Beautiful River And Mountains - Shin Joong Hyun & The Men

                                                  The Mountain Goats

                                                  The Coroner's Gambit - 2024 Reissue

                                                    Originally released in October 2000, The Coroner’s Gambit finds John Darnielle between physical and sonic spaces, five of its sixteen songs recorded in Simon Joyner’s Omaha, Nebraska, studio, five more at home in Colo, Iowa, and the rest in Ames.

                                                    The album came together slowly; the Mountain Goats had released music every year from 1991 to 1998, but between the release of that year’s New Asian Cinema EP and The Coroner’s Gambit, 1999 passed without an official Mountain Goats release. The additional time that went into The Coroner’s Gambit paid off: it is a breakthrough for Darnielle as a songwriter and practitioner of the full-length album. His characters are sharply drawn, the immaculately appointed lore of the worlds they occupy providing them some shelter from the storm.

                                                    He has grown as a guitarist and in voice, wringing moments of sweetness and humour from songs of fury and lament, nimbly modulating from mourning to longing, passing air through the lungs of the dead and survivors alike.

                                                    The mix of home and studio recordings grants The Coroner’s Gambit a thrilling sense of immediacy while pointing towards a future that is soon to break open with All Hail West Texas and Tallahassee. The Coroner’s Gambit is a masterpiece in its own right, an introspective epic that further burnishes Darnielle’s reputation as one of our greatest songwriters, one whose gift for confessional fabulism knows few rivals.

                                                    In the ensuing years since its original release The Coroner’s Gambit has become somewhat tricky to pin down in its entirety. Releasing the CD for the segment of the Mountain Goats massive who just wanted the songs, and the LP for those drawn to the ephemera of the album as a package, vinyl copies were housed in a paper bag that had additional Darnielle-penned liner notes printed on them. One thousand vinyl copies were issued, and, based on reports from the collector’s scene, far fewer than one thousand bags survive to the present, its text living on largely through Flickr albums and fan sites. The 2024 reissue marks the passage of time with new text and liner notes by Darnielle for CD and LP.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Jaipur
                                                    2. Elijah
                                                    3. Trick Mirror
                                                    4. Island Garden Song
                                                    5. The Coroner’s Gambit
                                                    6. Baboon
                                                    7. Scotch Grove
                                                    8. Horseradish Road
                                                    9. Family Happiness
                                                    10. Onions
                                                    11. “Bluejays And Cardinals”
                                                    12. Shadow Song
                                                    13. There Will Be No Divorce
                                                    14. Insurance Fraud #2
                                                    15. The Alphonse Mambo
                                                    16. We Were Patriots

                                                    Richard Ashcroft

                                                    These People - 2024 Repress

                                                      Richard Ashcroft’s fourth solo album ‘These People’ became a fan-favourite in 2016, receiving great reviews and becoming a #3 album in the Official UK Albums Chart.

                                                      His reunion with Wil Malone, who had previously worked on the string arrangements for The Verve's seminal albums 'A Northern Soul' and 'Urban Hymns' added depth and emotional resonance to the album's sound. Ashcroft demonstrated his continued relevance and creative prowess as a solo artist, reaffirming his status as one of Britain's most enduring and influential musicians.


                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Out Of My Body
                                                      2. This Is How It Feels
                                                      3. They Don’t Own Me
                                                      4. Hold On
                                                      5. These People
                                                      6. Everybody Needs Somebody To Hurt
                                                      7. Picture Of You
                                                      8. Black Lines
                                                      9. Ain’t The Future So Bright
                                                      10. Songs Of Experience

                                                      The Only Ones

                                                      The Only Ones - 2024 Reissue

                                                        Two years after their formation, the English power pop band The Only Ones released their self-titled debut album in 1978. Led by the raffish and slightly scuzzy romance-obsessed Peter Perrett, The Only Ones played not-so-fast guitar rock that sounded deeply indebted to the New York Dolls and other mid-70s proto-punks. Their debut album The Only Ones is regarded as a classic of the first wave of UK punk and features the brilliant hit “Another Girl, Another Planet”, which is their most successful track and has since been covered by many other performers. Since the Nineties, the album has appeared on several all-time greatest albums lists, including the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die in 2006.

                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                        Andy says: The Only Ones' debut in 1978 stood at odds with what was going on with the burgeoning UK punk scene at the time. However, they were embraced by said scene even though singer Peter Perret's drawl could be almost Dylan-ish and his lyrics were far away from the anger and posturing of the new breed. In truth they were a superb rock band but with the occasional jerky, up-tempo number to make them seem current. They were above pigeon-holing though and here was an LP to prove it. Includes one of the greatest songs ever written in Another Girl Another Planet.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        SIDE A
                                                        1. The Whole Of The Law
                                                        2. Another Girl, Another Planet
                                                        3. Breaking Down
                                                        4. City Of Fun
                                                        5. The Beast

                                                        SIDE B
                                                        1. Creature Of Doom
                                                        2. It’s The Truth
                                                        3. Language Problem
                                                        4. No Peace For The Wicked
                                                        5. The Immortal Story

                                                        Sade

                                                        Diamond Life - 2024 Reissue

                                                          This modern soul classic debut was recorded and released in 1984, two years after the English group was formed. Diamond Life was an instant hit in the UK, peaking at #2 and staying in Top Ten for more than six months. At the same time they conquered the rest of Europe reaching #1 positions in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. In the USA it reached #5 in the charts and the album reached a four time Platinum status, just like in the UK. Due to the hit singles "Your Love Is King", "When Am I Going To Make A Living", "Smooth Operator" and "Hang On To Your Love" Sade's debut album sold more than 7 million copies worldwide! 

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A
                                                          1. Smooth Operator
                                                          2. Your Love Is King
                                                          3. Hang On To Your Love
                                                          4. Frankie’s First Affair
                                                          5. When Am I Going To Make A Living

                                                          Side B
                                                          1. Cherry Pie
                                                          2. Sally
                                                          3. I Will Be Your Friend
                                                          4. Why Can’t We Live Together

                                                          Queens Of The Stone Age

                                                          Queens Of The Stone Age - 2024 Repress

                                                            The expanded 2011 edition of QOTSA’s self titled album is being made available once again on LP and CD. This ‘definitive version’ of the album comes with original Loose-Groove cover artwork and a number of bonus tracks.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Regular John
                                                            2. Avon
                                                            3. If Only
                                                            4. Walkin On The Sidewalks
                                                            5. You Would Know
                                                            6. The Bronze
                                                            7. How To Handle A Rope (A Lesson In The Lariat)
                                                            8. Mexicola
                                                            9. Hispanic Impressions
                                                            10. You Can't Quit Me Baby
                                                            11. These Aren't The Droids You're Looking For
                                                            12. Give The Mule What He Wants
                                                            13. Spiders And Vinegaroons
                                                            14. I Was A Teenage Hand Model

                                                            Gossip

                                                            Standing In The Way Of Control - 2024 Reissue

                                                              From it's original release:

                                                              The first thing that strikes you is the rhythm - The Gossip have been making punks dance since they debuted 5 years ago, long before dance punk existed - Soulful and jagged, you can hear everything from Dischord to Motown in Brace's playing.

                                                              Now, with the addition of new drummer Hannah Blilie (Shoplifting, ex-Chromatics) they have a new thundering beat for the kids to dance to on the corners and in the clubs. The next thing that smacks you is Beth's voice, all the guttural blues of the South is in that inimitable instrument. It resonates with the confidence that is in her lyrics asking people to hold on just a little bit longer, re-assuring the youth that there are others out there, and spitting in the face of all who say otherwise! "Standing in the Way of Control", their third album, was recorded by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi) at Seattle's Bear Creek. From heartbreakers like "Coal to Diamonds" to the anthemic title track, released as a single with a Le Tigre remix, the band is unafraid to put it all out there and take their audience to new places. This is the sound of a band destroying and surpassing all expectations placed on them.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Fire With Fire
                                                              Standing In The Way Of Control
                                                              Jealous Girls
                                                              Coal To Diamonds
                                                              Eyes Open
                                                              Your Mangled Heart
                                                              Listen Up!
                                                              Holy Water
                                                              Keeping You Alive
                                                              Dark Lines

                                                              Sade

                                                              Promise - 2024 Reissue

                                                                "Promise", the follow-up album of their multi-million selling debut album "Diamond Life", was released in 1985 and includes typical smooth and sophisticated easy-soul Sade songs and hit singles like "The Sweetest Taboo", "Never As Good As The First Time", "Is It A Crime" and "Jezebel".

                                                                "Promise" became the band's first album to top the albums chart in both the United Kingdom and the United States, assisted by an appearance at the Live Aid charity concert and a cameo in the film Absolute Beginners. Over the years, it was certified double platinum in the UK and quadruple platinum in the US, with Sade herself returning again as the queen of cool.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                1. Is It A Crime
                                                                2. The Sweetest Taboo
                                                                3. War Of The Hearts
                                                                4. Jezebel

                                                                Side B
                                                                1. Mr Wrong
                                                                2. Never As Good As The First Time
                                                                3. Fear
                                                                4. Tar Baby
                                                                5. Maureen

                                                                Sade

                                                                Stronger Than Pride - 2024 Reissue

                                                                  'Stronger Than Pride' was Sade's third album, and was released in 1988. The album was the first to be produced by Sade Adu, and replicated the tremendous success of Sade's two previous albums, selling millions of copies worldwide and going triple platinum in the US. The singles taken from the album include 'Love Is Stronger Than Pride', 'Paradise', 'Nothing Can Come Between Us' and 'Turn My Back On You'.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side A
                                                                  1. Love Is Stronger Than Pride
                                                                  2. Paradise
                                                                  3. Nothing Can Come Between Us
                                                                  4. Haunt Me
                                                                  5. Turn My Back On You

                                                                  Side B
                                                                  1. Keep Looking
                                                                  2. Clean Heart
                                                                  3. Give It Up
                                                                  4. I Never Thought I’d See The Day
                                                                  5. Siempre Hay Esperanza

                                                                  1981. A new South African band is making waves. Produced by the team Van Blerk / Roos & Greg Cutler, it includes succulent voices and melodies, psychedelic Moog, Fender Rhodes surrounded by some Afro-folky guitars. A sublime slice of SA soul.

                                                                  Between 1972 and 1973 Poy-Poy Makhubela appeared on 4 singles with The Young Movers produced by David Thekwane. In 1975, as a lead guitarist, he decided to bring together four musicians to form the band Unity. Jeff Radine (Fender Rhodes, Moog), George Legobye (bass), Edward Modiselle (percussion) and Robert Moema (drum). The members were all from the group The Sound Jaws, except Jeff Radine who was with Rugare and played with Harari, Chicco, The Black Five or Prince Nico.

                                                                  In 1978, after hearing Unity playing in a club, Mike Tswai joined the band as a manager. Poy-Poy has gone on to have a long career, touring the world and playing with some of the South African’s greats including Brenda Fassie, Don Laka, Blondie & Pappa, Dorothy Masuka as well as Kwaito bands like Alaska, Boom Shaka or Trompies.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1. Ntsate Loo
                                                                  A2. Manana
                                                                  A3. Give Me Your Love
                                                                  A4. Manejere
                                                                  A5. Ghiyane

                                                                  B1. Erube Jambo
                                                                  B2. Bamsanda Le Maduba
                                                                  B3. Let's Go And Disco
                                                                  B4. Babakuwe
                                                                  B5. Pula Yana

                                                                  Spiritualized

                                                                  Songs In A&E - 2024 Reissue

                                                                    Songs in A&E is a beautiful, chilling record and it was very nearly the last thing J Spaceman would ever release. In 2005, with the writing and recording well underway, Spaceman was rushed to the Royal London Infirmary with double pneumonia. The sleeve of this reissue is a photograph taken as he lay in what his close friends and family feared at the time was his deathbed.

                                                                    “We thought he’d gone,” recalled band mate John Coxon at the time. The album is collection of graceful, country-influenced songs that muse on familiar themes of love, death, hope and hopelessness. The country element was informed by a small black 1928 Gibson acoustic he’d bought in Cincinnati while the band toured the Amazing Grace record. Spaceman called it “The Devil”.

                                                                    J Spaceman: “Mostly, when you buy a guitar, like most things, you don't really have any idea of whether it's good or not. And this shop had about eight of the same models for comparison, but this one was in a cage, to keep people away from it, like they knew it was kind of special. And it's beautiful. It just sings. And it kind of came with those songs, which is obviously a sort of romantic notion, but it really felt like it did. I'd never written on a guitar until this point and it seemed to come with all of this information.”

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Harmony 1 (Mellotron)
                                                                    2. Sweet Talk
                                                                    3. Death Take Your Fiddle
                                                                    4. I Gotta Fire
                                                                    5. Soul On Fire
                                                                    6. Harmony 2 (Piano)
                                                                    7. Sitting On Fire
                                                                    8. Yeah Yeah
                                                                    9. You Lie You Cheat
                                                                    10. Harmony 3 (Voice)
                                                                    11. Baby I'm Just A Fool
                                                                    12. Don't Hold Me Close
                                                                    13. Harmony 4 (The Old Man...)
                                                                    14. The Waves Crash In
                                                                    15. Harmony 5 (Accordion)
                                                                    16. Borrowed Your Gun
                                                                    17. Harmony 6 (Glockenspiel)
                                                                    18. Goodnight Goodnight

                                                                    Night Beats

                                                                    Night Beats - 2024 Reissue

                                                                      Danny Lee Blackwell's Night Beats released their self-titled debut album back in 2011 and 2024 sees a long-overdue vinyl reissue hit the racks courtesy of UK label Fuzz Club. An acid drenched modern garage-rock classic in the Texan thirteenth-floor tradition, the band’s R&B-inspired Western Psychedelic sound on this 12-track set is a reckoning, a shoot-out at dawn, the ear-splitting peel-out that leaves nothing but a cloud of red dust in its wake. Following early releases in the shape of the 'H-Bomb' 45 and a split 10" with UFO Club (a collaborative project between Blackwell and The Black Angels' Christian Bland), the 'Night Beats' LP was the first full-length introduction to the band and propelled them to the forefront of burgeoning contemporary psych scene in a blaze of scuzzy rock'n'roll release. Heavy touring immediately ensued and hasn't let up in the years that followed, and the definitive Night Beats hit 'Puppet On A String' has since clocked up millions of streams and become the soundtrack to an underground, fuzz-worshipping generation.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Puppet On A String
                                                                      2. Ain't Dumbo
                                                                      3. Dial 666
                                                                      4. The Other Side
                                                                      5. Useless Game
                                                                      6. Dewayne's Drone
                                                                      7. Hallucinojenny
                                                                      8. Ain't A Ghost
                                                                      9. Meet Mr. Fork
                                                                      10. War Games
                                                                      11. High Noon Blues
                                                                      12. Little War In The Midwest

                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                      Late Night Tales: Nightmares On Wax - 2024 Reissue

                                                                        This ain't no normal nightmare, kid. This is Nightmares On Wax, aka DJ EASE, aka George Evelyn. Born under a bad sign, with lino in hand, Mr. Evelyn went forth into the world and breakdanced (brokedance?). It's what you did in the 80s when you were young, loved hip hop and couldn't rap for toffee. When house arrived they turned their clever hands to it. Bleeps and beats is what it was.

                                                                        That's what everyone said. But there was always a bit more than a bunch of bleeps to what Nightmares On Wax did. The north never really took the name very seriously (Sweet Exorcist even named their album Clonk as a pisstake). Then George flipped the script and went and did Smokers Delight, the beats not so much seminal as semolina: gloopy and slow and sweet and lovely.

                                                                        And now we have this: a 2024 reissue of his seminal Late Night Tales compilation. Tom Scott's 'Sneakin' In The Back' — one of the most sampled beats in hip hop — makes an appearance in its full glory, while Quincy Jones, the inspiration for NOW's 'Nights Interlude', backs up the classics with ‘Listen (What It Is)’.

                                                                        Evelyn's hip hop sensibility is to the fore throughout and nowhere is this more evident than on ‘Intergalactic Throwdown' by former Freestylers' DJ, Mad Doctor X. And can we forget the sublime version of the Classic IV's 'Spooky' by darling Dusty? No, we can't. Finally — oh, finally! — there is the now-traditional cover version, with George serving up a soupy version of 'Brothers On The Slide' that gives a nod of respect to the orig- inal British funk soul brothers, Cymande. This ain't no nightmare at all: it's Nightmares On Wax.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        SIDE A
                                                                        A1 Joe Dukie & DJ Fitchie - Midnight Marauders 7:21
                                                                        A2 Ian Brown - The Gravy Train (N.O.W. Mix) 5:01
                                                                        A3 Tony Allen Ft Damon Albarn - Every Season 4:07
                                                                        A4 The Rootsman - Show Some Love 5:39

                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                        B1 King Kooba - California Suite (Vagabond Mix) 6:03
                                                                        B2 Quincy Jones - Listen (What It Is) 4:14
                                                                        B3 Cortex - La Rue 4:27
                                                                        B4 Tom Scott And The L.A. Express - Sneakin’ In The Back 4:34

                                                                        SIDE C
                                                                        C1 Search - Action Tape 1 (Madscope Mix) 5:29
                                                                        C2 Large Professor - 'Bout That Time 4:03
                                                                        C3 Tranquility Bass - Cantamilla 4:31
                                                                        C4 Mad Doctor X - Intergalactic Throwdown 6:04

                                                                        SIDE D
                                                                        D1 Dusty Springfield - Spooky 2:44
                                                                        D2 Focus - Having Your Fun 3:43
                                                                        D3 Nightmares On Wax - Brothers On The Slide Dub (Exclu- Sive Cover Version) 4:23
                                                                        D4 Brian Blessed - The White City Part 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word) 10:18

                                                                        A.R. Kane

                                                                        Up Home! - 2024 Reissue

                                                                          A.R. Kane were formed in 1986 by Rudy Tambala and Alex Ayuli, two second-generation immigrants who grew up together in Stratford, East London. From the off the pair were outsiders in the culturally mixed (cockney/Irish/West Indian/Asian) milieu of the East End, with Alex and Rudy’s folks first generation immigrants from Nigeria and Malawi, respectively. The two of them quickly developed and fostered an innate and near-telepathic mutual understanding forged in musical, literary and
                                                                          artistic exploration. Like a lot of second-generation immigrants, they were ferocious autodidacts in all kinds of areas, especially around music and literature. Diving deep into the music of afro-futurist luminaries such as Sun Ra, Miles Davis, Lee Perry and Hendrix, as well as devouring the explorations of lysergic noise and feedback from contemporaries like Sonic Youth and Butthole Surfers, they also thoroughly immersed themselves in the alternate literary realities of sci-fi and ancient history (the fascination with the arcane that gave the band their name), all to feed their voracious cultural thirsts and intellectual curiosity.

                                                                          It was seeing the Cocteau Twins performing on Channel 4 show the Tube that spurred A.R. Kane into being - “They had no drummer. They used tapes and technology and Liz Fraser looked completely otherworldly with those big eyes. And the noise coming out of Robin’s guitar! That was the ‘Fuck! We could do that!

                                                                          The duo debuted with the astonishing ‘When You’re Sad’ single for One Little Indian in 1986. Immediately dubbed a ‘black Jesus & Mary Chain’ by a press unsure of WHERE to put a black band clearly immersed in feedback and noise, what was immediately apparent for listeners was just how much more was going on here – a tapping of dub’s stealth and guile, a resonant umbilicus back to fusion and jazz, the music less a conjuration of past highs than a re-summoning of lost spirits.

                                                                          The run of singles and EPs that followed picked up increasingly rapt reviews in the press, but it was the ‘Up Home EP’ released in 1988 on their new home, Rough Trade that really suggested something immense was about to break. SimonReynolds noted the EP was: Their most concentrated slab of iridescent awesomeness and a true pinnacle of an era that abounded with astounding landmarks of guitar-reinvention, A.R. Kane at their most elixir-like.

                                                                          If anything, the remastered ‘Up Home’ is even more dazzling, even more startling than it was when it first emerged, and listening now you again wonder not just about how many bands christened ‘shoegaze’ tried to emulate it, but how all of them fell so far short of its lambent, pellucid wonder. This remains intrinsically experimental music but with none of the frowning orthodoxy those words imply. A.R. Kane, thanks to that second generation auto-didacticism were always supremely aware about the interstices of music and magic, but at the same time gloriously free in the way they explored that connection within their own sound, fascinated always with the creation of ‘perfect mistakes’ and the possibilities inherent in informed play. 


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. Baby Milk Snatcher
                                                                          2. W.O.G.S
                                                                          3. One Way Mirror
                                                                          4. Up

                                                                          Tess Parks

                                                                          Blood Hot - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                            A native of Toronto, Tess Parks moved to London, England at the age of seventeen where she briefly studied photography before deciding to focus on music.

                                                                            Tess made an impression on industry legend Alan McGee, founder of Creation Records, albeit the timing of their meeting could hardly have been less ideal; McGee was no longer involved in music and Tess was due to move back to Toronto. After moving back to her hometown in 2012, Tess formed a band on the advice of McGee and less than a year after their meeting, he returned to music with his new label, 359 Music.

                                                                            Tess became one of his first signings and released her debut record ‘Blood Hot’ in November 2013 to excellent reviews. One reviewer described her as “Patti Smith on Quaaludes”. Others have mentioned her “gauzy psychedelic sound” and“smouldering voice”.

                                                                            Alan McGee himself said: “She’s only 24 and is already an amazing songwriter... she just doesn’t quite know she is yet ... her most beautiful quality is her lack of ego. Tess is an amazing lady”.

                                                                            ‘Blood Hot’ is inimitably confident. It’s slow and psychedelic at times, while being loud and ready to fill a stadium at others. There isn’t a moment on the album that isn’t relatable or that doesn’t ring to the tune of a timeless classic to be talked about for years to come (the same way people discuss The Velvet Underground or My Bloody Valentine records today).

                                                                            Her cult-like following has turned into a movement. And Tess is gladly leading us all back into that space within ourselves, both deeply personal and entirely universal. Incredibly relevant yet timeless.Cool and anti-cool. An enigma that doesn’t need solving. Tess Parks is as she’s always been. Her best work is already out there. And her best yet is still to come.


                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side 1:
                                                                            Somedays
                                                                            Gates Of Broadway
                                                                            When I Am Young
                                                                            Refugee Camp
                                                                            Stick Around
                                                                            Open Your Mind
                                                                            Side 2:
                                                                            Walk Behind Your House
                                                                            Goodnight Love
                                                                            This Time Next Year
                                                                            Life Is But A Dream
                                                                            Love Around.

                                                                            The Primitives

                                                                            Spin-O-Rama - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                                              10th anniversary reissue with three extra tracks - the two B-sides of the two singles that came out before the album was released (the cover version of 'Up So High' from The What's New and 'Always Coming Back') and an acoustic, previously unreleased version of the title track, 'Spin-O-Rama'.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Spin-O-Rama
                                                                              2. Hidden In The Shadows
                                                                              3. Wednesday World
                                                                              4. Follow The Sun Down
                                                                              5. Purifying Tone
                                                                              6. Lose The Reason
                                                                              7. Petals
                                                                              8. Working Isn't Working
                                                                              9. Velvet Valley
                                                                              10. Dandelion Seed
                                                                              11. Let's Go 'Round Again
                                                                              12. Always Coming Back
                                                                              13. Up So High
                                                                              14. Spin-O-Rama (Acoustic Version)

                                                                              Passion Pit

                                                                              Manners - 15th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                The debut album by Passion Pit, 'Manners' is coming back to vinyl for its 15th Anniversary. Remastered for vinyl with full gatefold jacket that displays alternative artwork only previously available on the cd

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Make Light
                                                                                2. Little Secrets
                                                                                3. Moth's Wings
                                                                                4. The Reeling
                                                                                5. Eyes As Candles
                                                                                6. Swimming In The Flood
                                                                                7. Folds In Your Hands
                                                                                8. To Kingdom Come
                                                                                9. Sleepyhead
                                                                                10. Let Your Love Grow Tall
                                                                                11. Seaweed Song

                                                                                Monaco

                                                                                Music For Pleasure - Expanded Edition

                                                                                  Music For Pleasure is the 1997 debut studio album by Monaco, a side project of New Order bassist Peter Hook. When New Order went on a hiatus after 1993’s Republic, Hook took the group’s sound and spirit with him and founded Monaco together with David Potts. Hook’s distinctive pulsating bass lines united New Order’s marriage of post-punk and pop, creating an identity so recognizable that Monaco’s first single, “What Do You Want From Me?”, was often mistaken for a New Order track. Upon its release, the album hit #11 on the UK album charts and sold more than 500.000 copies worldwide Music For Pleasure is for the first time available as an expanded edition featuring 6 bonus tracks, including remixes by Joey Negro and Farley & Heller.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  1. What Do You Want From Me?
                                                                                  2. Shine (Someone Who Needs Me)
                                                                                  3. Sweet Lips
                                                                                  4. Buzz Gum

                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  1. Blue
                                                                                  2. Junk
                                                                                  3. Billy Bones
                                                                                  4. Happy Jack

                                                                                  Side C
                                                                                  1. Tender
                                                                                  2. Sedona
                                                                                  3. Bicycle Thief *Bonus Track
                                                                                  4. Ultra *Bonus Track

                                                                                  Side D
                                                                                  1. Coming Around Again *Bonus Track
                                                                                  2. Shattered *Bonus Track
                                                                                  3. Sweet Lips (Farley & Heller’s Ambient Mix) *Bonus Track
                                                                                  4. Sweet Lips (Joey Negro Aka Dave Lee Main Slice) *Bonus Track

                                                                                  Malcolm McLaren

                                                                                  Paris - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                    Malcolm McLaren, New York Dolls and Sex Pistols’ manager, writer, musician, fashion designer, marked the history of pop culture.

                                                                                    His album “Paris” released in 1994 on the French Vogue label was produced by Robin Millar (Sade, The Style Council, Everything But The Girl). A journey through the city, it is haunted by jazz music reminiscences, the beating heart of Haute Couture fashion, via the home of Erick Satie, Françoise Hardy (lead vocalist on one track), and Serge Gainsbourg (a surprising cover of “Je t’aime..Moi non plus”) and is a crossroad of cultures from northern to western Africa.

                                                                                    This is the first time the album has been available on vinyl and arrives a few weeks before the opening of Paris Olympic Games which should see lead track ‘Paris Paris’ with Catherine Devenue on vocals widely referenced.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                    1. Mon Dié Sénié
                                                                                    2. Walking With Satie
                                                                                    3. Père Lachaise
                                                                                    4. Miles And Miles Of Miles Davis
                                                                                    5. Jazz Is Paris

                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                    1. Rue Dauphine
                                                                                    2. Paris Paris
                                                                                    3. Je T'aime... Moi Non Plus
                                                                                    4. Club Le Narcisse
                                                                                    5. La Main Parisienne

                                                                                    Side C
                                                                                    1. Driving Into Delirium
                                                                                    2. Revenge Of The Flowers
                                                                                    3. In The Absence Of The Parisienne
                                                                                    4. Anthem
                                                                                    5. Who The Hell Is Sonia Rykiel?

                                                                                    Side D
                                                                                    1. Paris Un
                                                                                    2. Paris Deux
                                                                                    3. Paris Trois
                                                                                    4. Paris Quatre

                                                                                    The Only Ones

                                                                                    Even Serpents Shine - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                      A year after their acclaimed self-titled debut album, The Only Ones followed up with Even Serpents Shine. The sophomore album was met with positive reviews like "Even Serpents Shine doesn’t boast an out-of-the-box classic tune along the lines of 'Another Girl, Another Planet' from the debut, but in many respects, this is the more consistent album, achieving a similar degree of thematic and melodic variety while generating a more coherent sound and feeling”.

                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                      Andy says: Another moody but exhilarating outing which mixed heavy, brooding numbers with simply gorgeous pop in the likes of Flaming Torch, Out There In The Night and the exquisite Someone Who Cares. Just ask Johnny Marr!!

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                      1. From Here To Eternity
                                                                                      2. Flaming Torch
                                                                                      3. You’ve Got To Play
                                                                                      4. No Solution
                                                                                      5. Inbetweens
                                                                                      6. Out There In The Night

                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                      1. Curtains For You
                                                                                      2. Programme
                                                                                      3. Someone Who Cares
                                                                                      4. Miles From Nowhere
                                                                                      5. Instrumental

                                                                                      Julian Cope

                                                                                      World Shut Your Mouth - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                        Originally issued in 1984, 'World Shut Your Mouth' saw the mercurial leader of The Teardrop Explodes establish himself as a fully-fledged solo artist - Never re-pressed in its original format, this re-issue faithfully replicates the original 1984 Mercury Records UK release and is pressed onto high quality 180g vinyl.

                                                                                        When The Teardrop Explodes finally ground to a halt in late 1982, all eyes were on what leader Julian Cope would do next. After retreating to the village of Drayton Bassett in Staffordshire for an extended period, Cope began writing 'World Shut Your Mouth', his first solo album.

                                                                                        Released in March 1984, it is the closest to his old band of all his solo work ('Metranil Vavin' and 'Pussyface' were both originally intended for the Teardrops), 'World Shut Your Mouth' featured Gary Dwyer on drums, and giving the album its most distinctive sound, Kate St. John on oboe. Beautifully pastoral, it is full of highlights such as 'Strasbourg', 'Kolly Kibber's Birthday' and the wistful, reflective 'Head Hang Low'. The strange, string-led, schizophrenic, 'Sunshine Playroom' was the album's first single, followed up by 'radio hit' 'Greatness And Perfection'.

                                                                                        'World Shut Your Mouth' is a deeply satisfying album, worthy of reappraisal.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        1. Bandy's First Jump
                                                                                        2. Metranil Vavin
                                                                                        3. Strasbourg
                                                                                        4. Elegant Chaos
                                                                                        5. Quizmaster
                                                                                        6. Kolly Kibber's Birthday
                                                                                        7. Sunshine Playroom
                                                                                        8. Head Hang Low
                                                                                        9. Pussyface
                                                                                        10. Greatness And Perfection
                                                                                        11. Lunatic And Fire-Pistol

                                                                                        Spacemen 3

                                                                                        A Perfect Prescription - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                          Restored ‘Original Gold Sleeve Edition’ on classic black vinyl. An intense neo-psychedelic gem that journeys through serenity before collapsing into its own itchy comedown. A glorious amalgamation of discordant psyche, Lou Reed hustle and Gospel surrealism. A kaleidoscopic blueprint for everything that followed, with lovingly restored artwork. Spacemen 3's second album is a remarkable departure from the band's 1986 debut, Sound Of Confusion. Reduced to a trio (guitarists / keyboardists Pete "Sonic Boom" Kember, Jason "Spaceman" Pierce, and bassist Pete Bassman), Spacemen 3 makes an asset out of the newfound lack of percussion, giving The Perfect Prescription a considerably less rock-oriented sound with much more open space in its varied, subtle arrangements.

                                                                                          “Like taking an acid bath in the dungeon of the mind.” Pitchfork.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Take Me To The Other Side
                                                                                          2. Walkin' With Jesus
                                                                                          3. Ode To Street Hassle
                                                                                          4. Ecstasy Symphony
                                                                                          5. Feel So Good
                                                                                          6. Things'll Never Be The Same
                                                                                          7. Come Down Easy
                                                                                          8. Call The Doctor
                                                                                          9. Soul 4
                                                                                          10. That’s Just Fine 

                                                                                          Royal Trux

                                                                                          Twin Infinitives - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                            Originally released in 1990, Royal Trux’s ‘Twin Infinitives’ is being re-issued in all its (yet to be translated) alien glory, by Fire Records. A dismantled overture that sprawls out over two records, an avant-garde masterpiece that was the spark for Drag City Records and generations of new sound seeking musicians.

                                                                                            Hailed in the same immortal breath as Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’, the Velvets’ at their frenzied peak and Ornette Coleman at his most avant-garde, the duo of Pussy Galore’s Neil "Michael" Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema recorded ‘Twin Infinitives’ while imbibing all kinds of mind-altering substances to create an inadvertent blueprint for what the duo was building with moog’s, guitars and melodicas to name a few ingredients.

                                                                                            It is the legendary second album from the masters of the genre mashup - long before “genre mashups” even existed. Arguably, the term “mashup” was coined to describe what Trux, as they subconsciously scrolled through the radio stations of their lives.

                                                                                            The album’s chaotic sound and offbeat construction laid the foundations for a string of Royal Trux albums that spiralled between genres, tunings, and noise. Through the 90s they would re-invent the rock ‘n’ roll ethic, straddle alien surf music, re-align boogie rock, not to mention 80s hair metal, and confound critics by their wildly meandering and courageous rites of passage.

                                                                                            Remastered as part of a career spanning catalogue deal with Fire Records. The infamous and influential duo of Jennifer Herrema and Neil Hagerty will be delving into the archive with a comprehensive reissue series, unearthing the vaults and revisiting what made them such a compelling benchmark for their contemporaries and imitators. Reawakening their prolific output within a new monochrome vinyl series covering 1988-1993, they begin with their seminal deconstructed rock masterpiece Twin Infinitives.

                                                                                            “Sounding like a subway ride inside a television inside an earthquake inside the end of the world and a pounding death rhythm of apocalyptic now.” Pitchfork

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            Disc One
                                                                                            A1 Solid Gold Tooth
                                                                                            A2 Ice Cream
                                                                                            A3 Jet Pet
                                                                                            A4 RTX-USA
                                                                                            A5 Kool Down Wheels
                                                                                            B1 Chances Are The Comets In Our Future
                                                                                            B2 Yin Jim Versus The Vomit Creature
                                                                                            B3 Osiris

                                                                                            Disc Two
                                                                                            C1 (Edge Of The) Ape Oven
                                                                                            D1 Florida Avenue Theme
                                                                                            D2 Lick My Boots
                                                                                            D3 Glitterbust
                                                                                            D4 Funky Son
                                                                                            D5 Ratcreeps
                                                                                            D6 New York Avenue Bridge

                                                                                            Danny Elfman

                                                                                            Charlie And The Chocolate Factory - OST

                                                                                              Tim Burton’s 2005 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book was conceived as long ago as 1991 and was in development for several years before Burton was involved in the production. He immediately brought regular collaborators Johnny Depp and Danny Elfman aboard. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory represents the first time since The Nightmare Before Christmas that Elfman contributed to a film score using written songs and his vocals. The film was released to critical praise and was a box office success, grossing $475 million worldwide. The wonderfully quirky melodic score and songs from one of Hollywood’s great composers harks back to Edward Scissorhands, Burtons’ and Elfman’s most personal work, and is a return to the composer’s “vintage” sound from the late 1980s and early 1990s.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1.Wonka's Welcome Song
                                                                                              2.Augustus Gloop
                                                                                              3.Violet Beauregarde
                                                                                              4.Veruca Salt
                                                                                              5.Mike Teavee
                                                                                              6.Main Titles
                                                                                              7.Wonka's First Shop
                                                                                              8.The Indian Palace
                                                                                              9.Wheels In Motion
                                                                                              10.Charlie's Birthday Bar
                                                                                              11.The Golden Ticket / Factory
                                                                                              12.Chocolate Explorers
                                                                                              13.Loompa Land
                                                                                              14.The Boat Arrives
                                                                                              15.The River Cruise
                                                                                              16.First Candy
                                                                                              17.Up And Out
                                                                                              18.The River Cruise - Part 2
                                                                                              19.Charlie Declines
                                                                                              20.Finale
                                                                                              21.End Credits Suite

                                                                                              BadBadNotGood

                                                                                              IV - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                BadBadNotGood is the talented young quartet of Matthew Tavares on keys, Chester Hansen on bass, Alex Sowinski on drums & Leland Whitty on saxophone. They formed and became inseparable friends at Humber College's Music Performance program in 2011 and have been on a critically acclaimed, rule bending musical journey ever since. BBNG took the music world by storm with their 2014 LP, 'III', a brash yet refined record of angular jazz improvisations, lush ballads, krautrock and futuristic hip-hop tinged rhythms which led to a couple years of touring the world and collaborating with some of the best and brightest artists around the globe.

                                                                                                The boys are back with the new album 'IV', their most impressive and highly anticipated project yet. IV continues their forward thinking progression, sounding something like a jam session in space between Can, John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Weather Report, Arthur Russell and MF DOOM.

                                                                                                With tracks like "Time Moves Slow" featuring haunting vocals from Sam Herring of Future Islands, the syncopated groove of "Lavender," a collaboration with Montreal based producer Kaytranada, the rumbling fusion build of "Confessions Pt. II" featuring Colin Stetson on the bass sax, "Love" which is highlighted with smokey left field raps from Mick Jenkins and the epic chords of "Speaking Gently", 'IV' is an exploration in post-genre virtuosity.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1: And That, Too
                                                                                                2: Speaking Gently
                                                                                                3: Time Moves Slow Feat. Samuel T. Herring (Future Islands)
                                                                                                4: Confessions Pt Ii Feat. Colin Stetson
                                                                                                5: Lavender Feat. Kaytranada
                                                                                                6: Chompy's Paradise
                                                                                                7: Iv
                                                                                                8: Hyssop Of Love Feat. Mick Jenkins
                                                                                                9: Structure No. 3
                                                                                                10: In Your Eyes Feat. Charlotte Day Wilson
                                                                                                11: Cashmere

                                                                                                Rhythm On The Loose's “Break Of Dawn” is quite simply one of house music’s all time classics. Producer Geoff Hibbert was inspired by seeing dawn break on an Italian coast line to draw inspiration from Moby’s anthemic “Go” and disco gem “Let No Man Put Asunder” by First Choice to create his loving homage to the UK rave scene.

                                                                                                Network set up a label The One After D to release a limited edition press of the instant classic to create demand. One of the first copies was picked up by Kevin Saunderson and his relentless playing of the track helped fuel interest in the USA.

                                                                                                The first release on Network in 1991 established the track as iconic. That original mix is here and still sounds as fresh as ever. Perfect in fact.

                                                                                                The 12” also contains remastered versions of the 1995 remixes by Rhythm On The Loose, Strike and Stonebridge.

                                                                                                Taken from Network’s extensive back catalogue and a re-issue of a timely classic that is always in-demand.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Matt says: Straight in my box this one. Rightly championed by Kevin Saunderson, there's many things the vocal from "Letnomanputasunder" can do; and this is one of the finest examples!

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                A1. Break Of Dawn (Original Mix)
                                                                                                A2. Break Of Dawn (Rhythm On The Loose 95 Remix)
                                                                                                B1. Break Of Dawn (Strike Remix)
                                                                                                B2. Break Of Dawn (Stonebridge Monday Bar Full On Mix) 

                                                                                                OMD

                                                                                                History Of Modern - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                  With artwork designed by Peter Saville, History Of Modern was originally  release in 2010, following a 14 year haitus. It was described by Andy McCluskey as their  "best album since Architecture and Morality" - high praise indeed.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. New Babies: New Toys
                                                                                                  2. If You Want It
                                                                                                  3. History Of Modern (Part I)
                                                                                                  4. History Of Modern (Part II)
                                                                                                  5. Sometimes
                                                                                                  6. RFWK
                                                                                                  7. New Holy Ground
                                                                                                  8. The Future, The Past, And Forever After
                                                                                                  9. Sister Mary Says
                                                                                                  10. Pulse
                                                                                                  11. The Night
                                                                                                  12. Bondage Of Fate
                                                                                                  13. The Right Side?

                                                                                                  Aphex Twin

                                                                                                  Digeridoo (Expanded Edition)

                                                                                                    “It’s just too easy to make a standard dance track,” Aphex Twin said of his mindset back in 1992. “You’ve got to put a bit of thought into it to get something a bit different.”

                                                                                                    ‘Digeridoo’ was released on the Belgian R&S Records label in 1992, and originally peaked at #55 in the UK singles chart in May of that year. Over the last 32 years the track has become one of the essential Aphex Twin tracks in a gargantuan catalogue that continues to amaze and inspire.

                                                                                                    “I wanted to have some tracks to play to finish the raves I used to play in Cornwall, to really kill everybody off so they couldn’t dance,” Richard D James, AKA Aphex, told Select magazine back in the 90s. “Digeridoo came out of that.”

                                                                                                    Released as a 4 track EP that also included early Aphex productions (now classics) including the industrial, acidic clang of ‘Flap Head’ and hyperbolic futurism of ‘Isopropanol’, the release cemented a relationship with the R&S label that went on to release the ‘Xylem Tube’ EP and the pivotal album ‘Selected Ambient Works 85-92’ in the same year. The label’s owner & A&R Renaat Vandepapeliere reflected “When I first heard Aphex Twin’s music I said, ‘This is it!’, and everybody else said, ‘You’re crazy!’ …a lot of the hardcore R&S fans dropped us. To them it wasn’t music.”

                                                                                                    ‘Digeridoo’ (Expanded Edition) is the first time the EP has been re-issued with extra material. Whilst digging in his DAT archive (allegedly stored in an airtight military ammo box), Richard James revisited the recordings, encoding them through a Nakamichi CR7e cassette deck, using the customised deck with vari-speed to encode at speeds “felt right at the time”. Alongside these CR7e versions, the original mixes have been remastered by Beau Thomas at Ten Eight Seven Mastering, offering a dilated insight into one of electronic music’s most endearing releases.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Matt says: Causing a whole stampede with electronica fans born in the early to mid 80s. One of the most pioneering and inventive releases from the psyche of a young Richard D James who would go onto to become a kind of UK demigod of underground electronica. Expanded with TASTY new bits ("Digeridoo" live in Cornwall!!) - this is a rightly treasured high watermark of what can be achieved when machines and genius combine.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    A1. Digeridoo
                                                                                                    A2. Flap Head
                                                                                                    B1. Phloam
                                                                                                    B2. Isoprophlex
                                                                                                    C1. Digeridoo (Cr7e Version)
                                                                                                    C2. Digeridoo (Live In Cornwall) (Cr7e Version)
                                                                                                    D1. Isoprophlex (Slow) (Cr7e Version)
                                                                                                    D2. Phloam (Cr7e Version)

                                                                                                    Warsaw

                                                                                                    Warsaw - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                      The highly acclaimed U.K. post-punk band Joy Division was originally called Warsaw. Formed in Manchester, England in the late 1970s, the group consisted of Ian Curtis on vocals, Bernard Albrecht (aka Sumner, aka Dicken) on guitar, Peter Hook on bass and Stephen Morris on drums. Hook, Albrecht and Curtis hooked up at a local concert and later formed the group Warsaw. The band’s name was taken from a David Bowie-Brian Eno composition, “Warszawa”. The 5 bonus tracks on this album are demos cut by the group at Pennine Studios in Manchester on July 18, 1977 with Steve Brotherdale on drums. The first eleven tracks presented here were the result of a recording session for that album that took place in early May of 1978. Rehearsals leading up to the session resulted in two new songs being added to the group’s existing repertoire: “Interzone” and “Transmission.” “Interzone” was based on the backing track of the song “Keep On Keepin’ On,” to which the band added their own lyrics.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Martin says: Joy Division were born The Stiff Kittens before changing their name to Warsaw, only finally becoming Joy Division to avoid a name clash with long forgotten London punk outfit Warsaw Pakt. Inspired by the legendary Sex Pistols gig that pretty much single handedly launched the Manchester music scene, they had always wanted a punkier sound and "Warsaw" was the 1978 debut intended to showcase that; a raw, aggressive salvo that really should have seen the light of day. It was Martin Hannett - somewhat against the band's wishes - who introduced the bleak beauty we associate with Joy Division, but there are still some pretty broad hints here of what was to come.

                                                                                                      Alice Coltrane

                                                                                                      A Monastic Trio (Verve By Request)

                                                                                                        Recorded in 1968 and intended as a tribute to her late husband, Alice Coltrane is supported in her first solo outing by Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Garrison and Rashied Ali — all members of John Coltrane’s last quintet. While initial reviews to the album were lukewarm upon release, looking at it in the context of her larger body of work, A Monastic Trio serves as a delightful foreshadowing of what was to come.

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

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Ohnedaruth
                                                                                                        Gospel Trane
                                                                                                        I Want To See You
                                                                                                        Lovely Sky Boat
                                                                                                        Oceanic Beloved
                                                                                                        Atomic Peace

                                                                                                        The Murlocs

                                                                                                        Young Blindness - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                          'Young Blindness' followed The Murlocs' 2014 debut LP 'Loopholes', built upon a solid foundation of distorted licks and melodic intuition. The hearty compositions are emboldened by the distinct vocal tremolo of singer Ambrose Kenny-Smith. Lyrically, themes of young paranoia and self-doubt are viewed through a lens of experience, exploring the blurred meeting point with an air of blues-borne world-weariness.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          1. Happy Face
                                                                                                          2. Young Blindness
                                                                                                          3. Adolescence
                                                                                                          4. Rolling On
                                                                                                          5. Wolf Creep
                                                                                                          6. Compensation
                                                                                                          7. Unknown Disease
                                                                                                          8. Let Me Down Lightly
                                                                                                          9. Think Out Loud
                                                                                                          10. Improving Solutions
                                                                                                          11. Reassurance

                                                                                                          NOMEANSNO

                                                                                                          Wrong - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                            At last, one of the all-time bat legends, Nomeansno has returned to Alternative Tentacles Records. The entire catalog no less, starting with their most beloved album, Wrong. Using the original all-analog master, from the original mother, as engineered by George Horn, John Wright, and Jello Biafra.

                                                                                                            Nomeansno formed in a vacuum, in Victoria, British Columbia in 1979 and honing their sounds for years before relocating to Vancouver and releasing eleven albums over an almost forty year career, including a collaborative album with Jello Biafra, and numerous EPs and singles. Originally formed as a two-piece by brothers John and Rob Wright, and later joined by monster guitarist, Andy Kerr. Mixing hardcore punk, dark lyrics, and sophisticated arrangements boarding on prog, Nomeansno was massively influential and widely regarded as the first band to be referred to as “math rock”.

                                                                                                            Originally released on Alternative Tentacles in 1989, Wrong stands on its own and is still considered to be a much-loved classic. Allmusic called the album a masterpiece and a definitive jazz core album. In 2021, the album was voted by the public’s to win the Canadian Polaris Heritage Prize to honor classic Canadian albums released before the creation of the award.

                                                                                                            In 2015, drummer John Wright described the album as their “most popular album by a country mile” and to the St. Louis Music Press of Wrong’s success to the rise of alternative music and the success of Nirvana:

                                                                                                            “That’s where all the buzz about us came from. We were touring throughout the States in the mid-80s, and we’d get a little bit of an audience here and there, but after a couple of years in Europe, we started doing some big shows there, and all of a sudden, people in the States were coming out to our shows. And we went from getting paid $200 to getting paid $1000. It was just like that. You had to have the buzz, and then it all just kind of blew up.”

                                                                                                            Getting Nomeansno vinyl into stores is long overdue, so it all starts here with Wrong. Expect all vintage Nomeansno vinyl to systematically return in the days ahead.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. It’s Catching Up
                                                                                                            2. The Tower
                                                                                                            3. Brainless Wonder
                                                                                                            4. Tired Of Waiting
                                                                                                            5. Stocktaking
                                                                                                            6. The End Of All Things
                                                                                                            7. Big Dick
                                                                                                            8. Two Lips, Two Lungs And One Tongue
                                                                                                            9. Rag And Bones
                                                                                                            10. Oh No! Bruno!
                                                                                                            11. All Lies

                                                                                                            Freestyle Records drop a killer UK soul/early street soul reissue LP from 1988, in the form of Rick Clarke's hard to come by 'Time Keeps Moving On' album.

                                                                                                            Originally appearing on the Raven label in 1988, Time Keeps Moving On constituted Rick Clarke's first LP following his work in the earlier eighties as part of brit-funk groups Potion and Side On, and solo output including Love with a Stranger (released on The Specials' Ghost Town's producer John Collins' Local Records imprint) and a few singles for RCA. Largely co-written and co-produced with Peter Hinds (Take Three, Atmosfear, Light of the World) and a guest turn from Master T aka Toyin Agbetu - this is foundational street soul that appeared at a time when the likes of Loose Ends were starting to break through to the US, and Soul II Soul just emerging.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Time Keeps Moving On
                                                                                                            2. If You Think You're In Love
                                                                                                            3. Grooving On
                                                                                                            4. Better Luck Next Time
                                                                                                            5. Love
                                                                                                            6. Got To Get A Hold
                                                                                                            7. See You Along The Way
                                                                                                            8. I Wanted Your Love
                                                                                                            9. Don't Say A Word
                                                                                                            10. Perfect Lady

                                                                                                            A reissue of the wonderful female vocal LP released by FEDERAL in 1977! Mellow reggae with covers of classics by Patti Austin, Albert Hammond, Bob Marley, and more. Marcia Griffiths participates on backing vocals.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Oh If I Should Lose Your Love
                                                                                                            2. Evergreen
                                                                                                            3. Waiting In Vain
                                                                                                            4. When I Need You
                                                                                                            5. Say You Love Me
                                                                                                            6. Dancing To My Own Heartbeat
                                                                                                            7. Small Talk
                                                                                                            8. I Wasn't Real

                                                                                                            One of the best boogie disco records from Nigeria repressed for the first time. Produced in 1981 by Jake Sollo and performed by himself flanked by the outstanding funky bass by Randy Taylor and the great vocal performances from the Galaxy girls. Recorded and produced in England but originally released only in Nigeria.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Next To You
                                                                                                            2. Let Love Begin
                                                                                                            3. The Bed's Too Big Without You
                                                                                                            4. The Groove Machine
                                                                                                            5. Galaxy
                                                                                                            6. Heart To Heart

                                                                                                            Honey Machine

                                                                                                            Honey Machine - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                            One of the best 80's Funk-Disco-Boogie repressed for the 1st time.

                                                                                                            Recorded in Lagos, Nigeria in 1982. Features the great Nkono Teles on clavinet and electric piano and Jojo Kuo, drummer who played with Manu Dibango and Fela Kuti among others.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            1. Pleasure
                                                                                                            2. Dooby Dooby
                                                                                                            3. Free Like The Wind
                                                                                                            4. Give Your Love To Me (feat. Festus F. Nwabuaku & Candido Obajimi)
                                                                                                            5. Shake Your Body
                                                                                                            6. We Can Make It
                                                                                                            7. Come Back To Me

                                                                                                            Grace Petrie

                                                                                                            Build Something Better

                                                                                                              It’s two years since CONNECTIVITY (2021) smashed into the top 40 and debuted at #1 in the UK download chart, propelling the fiercely independent voice of GRACE PETRIE from critics’ choice to the main stages of major festivals across The UK and Ireland, Australia and Canada.

                                                                                                              For a seasoned road dog who spent almost 15 years clocking up tours with the likes of Billy Bragg, Frank Turner and Hannah Gadsby, the COVID lockdowns were like a cage for Petrie and when restrictions lifted, she hit the road harder than ever, armed with her most searing and successful record to date, and determined to make up for lost time. Sell-out headline tours across the UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand followed, with audiences from Melbourne to Toronto mesmerised by the ferocity of her socially urgent lyricism and the barnstorming power of her live show. But travelling the globe hasn’t diminished her laser focus on the political issues plaguing the UK, with two more Prime Ministers, endless blunders and evermore division seen since she last swapped microphone for pen and paper.

                                                                                                              Now the songwriter is back - stronger, older and a whole lot angrier than ever before. As right wing ideologues trade in suspicion and cynicism, tearing communities apart against a backdrop of crumbling public services, the ordinary folk of Britain continue to suffer the consequences of corruption and individualism.

                                                                                                              From within this maelstrom of despair comes BUILD SOMETHING BETTER - the new, uncontainable album from Grace Petrie.

                                                                                                              Recorded raw and unflinchingly with folk-punk legend Frank Turner in the producer’s seat, BUILD SOMETHING BETTER is a return to blistering protest form for Britain’s most relevant political songwriter, a decade after being hailed as “a powerful new voice”, (The Guardian) and “a millennial’s Billy Bragg” (Huffington Post). In a world that seems to make less sense than ever, these are songs made to both holler along to from the crowd barrier and to tear up with on a lonely latet night train. A record for everyone whose broken heart beats for, and whose boots stomp in time with, the hope a brighter tomorrow.

                                                                                                              “An effervescent charm-bomb of a performer” - The New Yorker.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1. The Best Country In The World
                                                                                                              2. The House Always Wins
                                                                                                              3. King And Country
                                                                                                              4. Meanwhile In Texas
                                                                                                              5. Next Episode Starts
                                                                                                              6. Start Again
                                                                                                              7. Earthwire
                                                                                                              8. Cynicism Free
                                                                                                              9. If I Were To Outlive You
                                                                                                              10. English Culture
                                                                                                              11. Fixer Upper

                                                                                                              Vaughan Mason And Butch Dayo

                                                                                                              Feel My Love - 2024 Repress

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                British Sea Power

                                                                                                                The Decline Of British Sea Power - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                  Released on the band's own Golden Chariot Records label comes this lovingly rendered reissue of 'The Decline of British Sea Power', the band's debut album, originally released in June 2003 to huge critical acclaim and available now on coloured vinyl for the first time

                                                                                                                  Over the course of their 5 studio LPs and three award winning film soundtracks, British Sea Power have become a true British institution: Top 10, Mercury nominated LP, 3 UK silver discs and renowned for their astonishing live shows in unique and unlikely locations - National History Museum, Great Wall of China, Cutty Sark, Cern Hadron Collider, Chelsea Flower show, down a Cornish mine, up in the hills in the highest pub in England, Jodrell Bank and at the John Betjeman centenary with Nick Cave, Barry Humphries, Ronnie Corbet and Prince Charles - as well as hundreds of more traditional sell out tours and festivals around the world.

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  Men Together Today
                                                                                                                  Apologies To Insect Life
                                                                                                                  Favours In The Beetroot Fields
                                                                                                                  Something Wicked
                                                                                                                  Remember Me
                                                                                                                  Fear Of Drowning
                                                                                                                  The Lonely
                                                                                                                  Carrion
                                                                                                                  Blackout
                                                                                                                  Lately
                                                                                                                  A Wooden Horse

                                                                                                                  Health

                                                                                                                  DISCO4 :: Generations

                                                                                                                    HEALTH's DISCO4::GENERATIONS brings the highly desired & highly collaborative DISCO4::PART I & DISCO4::PART II into a cohesive singular project. Step into the unconventional world of DISCO4::GENERATIONS and discover the totality of HEALTH directly from the band & those who inspire them.

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Cyberpunk 2.0.2.0.
                                                                                                                    2. Body
                                                                                                                    3. Prison
                                                                                                                    4. Power Fantasy
                                                                                                                    5. Judgement Night
                                                                                                                    6. Innocence
                                                                                                                    7. Full Of Health
                                                                                                                    8. Colors
                                                                                                                    9. Hate You
                                                                                                                    10. D.F. Looks
                                                                                                                    11. Mass Grave
                                                                                                                    12. Delicious Ape
                                                                                                                    13. Hard To Be A God
                                                                                                                    14. Dead Flowers (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    15. Isn't Everyone
                                                                                                                    16. Murder Death Kill
                                                                                                                    17. Identity (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    18. Cold Blood (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    19. Ad 1000 (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    20. Gnostic Flesh
                                                                                                                    21. Mortal Hell (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    22. The Joy Of Sect (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    23. Still Breathing (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    24. No Escape (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    25. Excess (Vinyl Version)
                                                                                                                    26. These Days 2.0.2.1. (Vinyl Version)

                                                                                                                    The Trammps

                                                                                                                    This One Is For The Party - 40th Anniversary Expanded Edition

                                                                                                                      This One Is For The Party is the final studio album by The Trammps, originally released in 1984. The Trammps, hailing from Philadelphia, were a prominent fixture in the disco scene of the 1970s. Consisting of Earl Young, Harold Wade, Jimmy Ellis, Robert Upchurch, and Stanley Wade, they were known for their infectious grooves and energetic live performances. The Trammps earned their place in music history with hits like “Disco Inferno” and “Hold Back the Night”, but also “Shout” and “Move” became disco classics.

                                                                                                                      40 years after its original release, the tracks of This One Is For The Party continue to fill dance floors at parties and their influence can be heard in modern dance and pop music. The album also features a guest performance by the Dutch female group Mai Tai on “I Don’t Know (One For The Party)”.

                                                                                                                      In celebration of its 40th anniversary, This One Is For The Party is available as an expanded edition, including the extended version of the Top 40 hit “Move” as a bonus track. Also, the album has been completely remastered at Artone Studio in Haarlem, The Netherlands.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                                                      1. Are You Ready
                                                                                                                      2. I Will Be Here For You
                                                                                                                      3. Twenty-Five Miles
                                                                                                                      4. Truly Wonderful
                                                                                                                      5. Shout

                                                                                                                      SIDE B
                                                                                                                      1. Move
                                                                                                                      2. Shine A Light
                                                                                                                      3. I Don't Know (One For The Party)
                                                                                                                      4. Fantacity
                                                                                                                      5. Move (Extended Version) (bonus Track)

                                                                                                                      Sugarhill Gang

                                                                                                                      Sugarhill Gang - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                        The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop trio, worldwide known for their massive 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight", which was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was the first exposure to hip-hop for millions of people. The Sugarhill Gang were also among the very first rap acts to record a full-length LP.

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                        1. Here I Am
                                                                                                                        2. Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
                                                                                                                        3. Bad News

                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                        1. Sugar Hill Groove
                                                                                                                        2. Passion Play
                                                                                                                        3. Rapper's Delight *Bonus Track
                                                                                                                        4. Rapper's Delight (Single Version)

                                                                                                                        David Bowie

                                                                                                                        Diamond Dogs - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                          On 24th May, 2024, the exact day of its Golden Jubilee, Diamond Dogs will be issued as a limited edition 50th anniversary picture disc LP, pressed from the same master as the half speed version. The first single from the album, ‘Rebel Rebel’, reached number 5 in the UK and the album would also reach similar heights on both sides of the Atlantic reaching number 1 in the UK and number 5 in the USA.

                                                                                                                          This new pressing of Diamond Dogs was cut on a customised late Neumann VMS80 lathe with fully recapped electronics from 192kHz restored masters of the original master tapes, with no additional processing on transfer. The half-speed was cut by John Webber at AIR Studios

                                                                                                                          The writing of the album was influenced by Bowie not being able to secure the rights for a theatrical production of George Orwell’s 1984 and the work of William S. Burroughs, whom Bowie had interviewed for Rolling Stone in November 1973. The songs on the album created an urban apocalyptic scenario with Bowie appearing on the cover as a controversial half-man, half-dog hybrid painted by the Belgian artist Guy Peellaert from photos by the world-renowned photographer Terry O’Neill. Since its release, tracks from Diamond Dogs have been covered by artists such as Beck, Tina Turner, Duran Duran, Def Leppard, Joan As Police Woman, Dead Or Alive and The Struts. 


                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          SIDE ONE
                                                                                                                          Future Legend
                                                                                                                          Diamond Dogs
                                                                                                                          Sweet Thing
                                                                                                                          Candidate
                                                                                                                          Sweet Thing (Reprise)
                                                                                                                          Rebel Rebel

                                                                                                                          SIDE TWO
                                                                                                                          Rock ’n’ Roll With Me
                                                                                                                          We Are The Dead
                                                                                                                          1984
                                                                                                                          Big Brother
                                                                                                                          Chant Of The Ever Circling Skeletal Family 

                                                                                                                          Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                          Rumours - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                            One of the greatest and best-selling albums of all time: Rumours. This iconic 1977 Fleetwood Mac album has been bought over 40 million times globally, despite being recorded through hedonism, scandal and relationship break-ups within the band. The album, according to music journalist Stephen Thomas Erlewine, “transcends its origins and reputation, entering the realm of legend”. 

                                                                                                                            Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                            Fleetwood Mac - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                              Fleetwood Mac is the tenth studio album by British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac, released on 11 July 197. This was the first Fleetwood Mac album with Lindsey Buckingham as guitarist and Stevie Nicks as vocalist, after Bob Welch departed the band in late 1974.

                                                                                                                              The album peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart dated 4 September 1976, 58 weeks after entering the chart, and spawned three top-twenty singles: "Over My Head", "Rhiannon", and "Say You Love Me", the last two falling just short of the top ten, both at number 11.

                                                                                                                              Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                              Tusk - 2024 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                Side 1
                                                                                                                                1. Over & Over (4:35)
                                                                                                                                2. The Ledge (2:02)
                                                                                                                                3. Think About Me (2:44)
                                                                                                                                4. Save Me A Place (2:40)
                                                                                                                                5. Sara (6:26)
                                                                                                                                Side 2
                                                                                                                                1. What Makes You Think You’re The One (3:28)
                                                                                                                                2. Storms (5:28)
                                                                                                                                3. That’s All For Everyone (3:04)
                                                                                                                                4. Not That Funny (3:19)
                                                                                                                                5. Sisters Of The Moon (4:36)
                                                                                                                                Side 3
                                                                                                                                1. Angel (4:53)
                                                                                                                                2. That’s Enough For Me (1:48)
                                                                                                                                3. Brown Eyes (4:27)
                                                                                                                                4. Never Make Me Cry (2:14)
                                                                                                                                5. I Know I’m Not Wrong (2:59)
                                                                                                                                Side 4
                                                                                                                                1. Honey Hi (2:43)
                                                                                                                                2. Beautiful Child (5:19)
                                                                                                                                3. Walk A Thin Line (3:44)
                                                                                                                                4. Tusk (3:36)
                                                                                                                                5. Never Forget (3:40)

                                                                                                                                Abacothozi were formed in 1973 by bassist Berthwel Maphumulo, formerly of the Elite Swingsters.

                                                                                                                                Together with Mac Mathunjwa on organ, his brother Innocent Mathunjwa on drums, and Joe Zikhali on guitar, they recorded at least two albums: "Thema Maboneng" released in 1975 and "Night in Pelican" released in 1976 (reissued on Matsuli Music Compilation "Night In Pelican"). These six sizzling tracks were originally recorded by West Nkosi for the Mavuthela label.

                                                                                                                                Released without fanfare and then forgotten, they remained totally unknown to DJs and clubgoers for over 40 years.

                                                                                                                                Rediscovered by Diggers Extraordinaire Kon & Amir for their much-lauded "Off Track Volume Two: Queens" (3xLP) on BBE Records and suddenly, a Volcanic Meltdown Frenzy for a Holiest of Grails emerged with sightings reported in hushed tones just in case you were beaten to the draw in some backstreet waxcave that someone foolishly whispered about on a social media site for all the world to see.

                                                                                                                                Now, Jazz Room Records is proud to release this epic fusion of sun-soaked exuberance, funk-infused rhythms and soul-jazz-driven beats for the first time in 50 years.

                                                                                                                                Sounding as if it were recorded yesterday, it is poised to light up dance floors again, from the Vibrant Streets of Soweto to the Funky Basement Dives of Barcelona, filling floors from the Outasite Getdown Grooves of Uncle Funks Palace to the Solid Soul Boulevards of Funky Broadway.

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. Thema Maboneng
                                                                                                                                2. Khwezela Mkhwezeli
                                                                                                                                3. Jika Sibongile
                                                                                                                                4. Cothozani Bafana
                                                                                                                                5. Igxababa Lembadada
                                                                                                                                6. Pho Usolani

                                                                                                                                Danger Mouse & Jemini

                                                                                                                                Ghetto Pop Life - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                  Originally released on Lex Records in 2003 it has been out of print for a number of years and is now being reissued to coincide with the release of Born Again. Featuring guest appearances from tha Liks , J- Zone , Prince Po , and the Pharcyde.

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                  1. Born-A-MC
                                                                                                                                  2. Ghetto Pop Life (Intro)
                                                                                                                                  3. Ghetto Pop Life
                                                                                                                                  4. Omega Supreme (Who?!)
                                                                                                                                  5. What U Sittin On?
                                                                                                                                  6. The Only One
                                                                                                                                  7. Take Care Of Business
                                                                                                                                  8. That Brookyln Shit
                                                                                                                                  9. Yoo-Hoo!
                                                                                                                                  10. Copy Cats
                                                                                                                                  11. Don't Do Drugs
                                                                                                                                  12. Medieval
                                                                                                                                  13. Bush Boys
                                                                                                                                  14. Here We Go Again
                                                                                                                                  15. I'ma Doomee
                                                                                                                                  16. Knuckle Sandwhich

                                                                                                                                  The Black Angels

                                                                                                                                  Passover - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                                                    These are fighting times, people. We are surrounded by grit, spit, and bloody war, but in the distance moving forward is The Black Angels. Passover, The Black Angels debut album, speaks of real-life horrors, death, and destruction with doses of love, sex, and healing. Don’t lose track, these are caring times as well.

                                                                                                                                    Formed in 2004 and hailing from the mescaline-infused outskirts of Austin, Texas, this gang of musical misfits has been on the road non-stop since their birth, performing at such renowned venues as Sin-e, Middle East, and Spaceland. In early 2006, the band’s self-titled debut EP was dubbed highly recommended in Spin Magazine while receiving heavy radio airplay on such influential stations as KEXP and BBC Radio 1 by Zane Lowe.

                                                                                                                                    Growing in spades since their EP, Passover showcases a band on the make. Spiraling upwards to the skies with the enemy straight on their trail, “The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven” sees The Black Angels reaching high and stretching out with trance-inducing guitar lines from Christian Bland, Nate Ryan’s filthy medical dumpster bass, and the grizzly preacher vox of lead shaman Alex Maas. “Black Grease” is a bluesy monster full of swagger propelled by the primitive beat of drummer Stephanie Bailey and the mourning drone of organist Jennifer Raines.

                                                                                                                                    10-songs deep, Passover has come again. Reflecting and questioning the intergenerational psychosis of American social life that surrounds us, The Black Angels put forth their answers in song. It’s a “Call To Arms” for those ready to join the good fight, a rock ‘n’ roll salvation during the times we need it the most. As Maas bellows on “Young Man Dead,” “Fire for the hills, pick up speed, and let’s go…”


                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    Young Men Dead
                                                                                                                                    The First Vietnamese War
                                                                                                                                    The Sniper At The Gates Of Heaven
                                                                                                                                    The Prodigal Sun
                                                                                                                                    Black Grease
                                                                                                                                    Manipulation
                                                                                                                                    Empire
                                                                                                                                    Better Off Alone
                                                                                                                                    Bloodhounds On My Trail
                                                                                                                                    Call To Arms

                                                                                                                                    10 Year anniversary edition, recut and remastered from the analogue tape masters from Bazza's Alchemy Mastering in London; focusing and enriching every finite detail. This EP features 2 new pieces of sonic meditation residing somewhere between space and time, somewhere in the cosmos. With the title track, "Beyond Starlit Sky", vaporous atmospheres emerge from the distance, while ghostly apparitions and analog modulations rise to the surface of a truly hypnotizing rhythm, submerging the mind deep into an analog world. With the "Live" version a mixture of themes from "Fading Lights" and "Beyond Starlit Sky" find an engaging syncopation, resting somewhere in the ether. Those who loved Echospace's "The Coldest Season" on Modern Love will have plenty to adore here, timeless in all senses of the word.

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: High watermarks of dub-techno / dream-state electronics by Steven Hitchell (I forget if Rod Modell had left by this point). Truly blissed out pieces of serene hypnosis, gentle propelled by fluttery, undulating rhythms and thick with electrostatic. A seminal now as they were then.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A: Beyond Starlit Sky [remastered] 9:22
                                                                                                                                    B: Beyond Starlit Sky [live] 16:28

                                                                                                                                    Nearly 10 years out of print, recut and remastered from the analogue tape masters from Alchemy's pristine mastering work; focusing and enriching every finite detail into pure analogue bliss! This remastered edition features epic reworks of cv313's now classic, "Seconds To Forever" released back in 2010. The first track is a reshape by intrusion, dubbed out live in the mix from the original 8 channel analogue tapes as to summon the spirit of King Tubby. There's also two beautiful remixes from the brilliant Rod Modell (DeepChord). Those touched by his recent output will have a lot to love here. Gorgeous plumes of sound envelope the listener into near hypnosis, subdiving deeper than even the original work could. Sublime and beyond gravity, another exquisite excursion transmitting from the other side of the galaxy. Pressed onto 150 gram crystal virgin blue wax. 

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: High watermarks of dub-techno / dream-state electronics by Steven Hitchell (I forget if Rod Modell had left by this point). Truly blissed out pieces of serene hypnosis, gentle propelled by fluttery, undulating rhythms and thick with electrostatic. A seminal now as they were then.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1: Seconds To Forever [intrusion Dub]
                                                                                                                                    A2: Seconds To Forever [deepchord Mix I]
                                                                                                                                    B: Seconds To Forever [deepchord Mix II]

                                                                                                                                    M.A.N.I.C

                                                                                                                                    Feel The Rush - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                    30 years (32 if you're being picky - Ed) after it was originally released, Salford City Record reissue "Feel The Rush" by M.A.N.I.C with all the mixes, on fresh 180g green transparent vinyl.

                                                                                                                                    Another killer relic from the era of piano house, smiley faces and high speed dodgems, "Feel The Rush", like many tunes of the time, captured the hedonistic, ecstasy-soaked feeling that was coursing through clubland at the time in novel and unique ways! Melanie McHaffie provides the empassioned vocal delivery, whilst Kieron Jolliffe & Lee Hudson (who'd also go under the alias Bonemasters) provide an electric, piano driven house groove with early 'donk' bass and synth sax licks. 

                                                                                                                                    Whilst the club and vocal mixes retain much of the same characteristics, the 12" mix sees the track get taken to the dark underbelly of Bowlers - with added rave elements such as hoovers, dark 'Timebase' bass and pitched up vocal squeals; nearly transforming it into a pure hardcore track. Meanwhile, the 'Techno Mix' is a neat amalgamation of Sheffield bleep, hardcore breaks and early jungle mindset as it deploys a tight rhythm and bass pattern alongside soundbwoy shoutouts and stuttered rave stabs. Inside! 

                                                                                                                                    Another key moment of UK dance history beautifully excavated and presented by the good folks at Salford City Records. Recommended! 

                                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                    Matt says: Hardcore-indebted piano house here from MANIC who took the sugar coated hooks of the era and injected a degree of proto-jungle urgency and grit into proceedings. A fine example of the development of early-mid '90s rave music.

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                    A1. Club Mix
                                                                                                                                    A2. Vocal Mix
                                                                                                                                    B1. 12 Mix
                                                                                                                                    B2. Techno Mix

                                                                                                                                    Cymande

                                                                                                                                    Promised Heights - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                      This year marks the 50th anniversary of Cymande’s 'Promised Heights', a record that closed out an historic three album run of seminal early '70s Afro-soul that also included their 1972 self-titled debut and 1973’s Second Time Round. Promised Heights solidified Cymande’s place in music history, and contains some of their most-beloved and often-sampled tracks such as “Brothers On The Slide”. As children of the Windrush Generation, Cymande were part of the first wave of innovators and originators of the fledgling Black British music scene. Taking influences from their Guyanese and Jamaican roots, the band fused reggae bass lines, Afro-tinged Nyabinghi percussion, psychedelic rock touches, and American style funk instrumentation into a unique sound they dubbed as “Nyah-rock.” Promised Heights was recorded following the band’s US tour with Al Green, which had firmly planted Cymande in the ears of an adoring American audience. Cymande were also the first British band to ever play the legendary Apollo Theater in Harlem.

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                      A1. Pon De Dungle
                                                                                                                                      A2. Equatorial Forest
                                                                                                                                      A3. Brothers On The Slide
                                                                                                                                      A4. Changes
                                                                                                                                      A5. Breezeman
                                                                                                                                      B1. Promised Heights
                                                                                                                                      B2. Losin' Ground
                                                                                                                                      B3. Leavert
                                                                                                                                      B4. The Recluse
                                                                                                                                      B5. Sheshamani

                                                                                                                                      Modest Mouse

                                                                                                                                      Good News For People Who Love Bad News - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                        Released by Epic Records on April 6, 2004, Good News For People Who Love Bad News offered a unique blend of existential lyricism and innovative soundscapes which helped Modest Mouse break out of the rock underground after more than a decade of existence. The album, which has been certified double platinum for U.S. shipments of 2 million copies, is hailed as an alternative classic on the strength of songs such as the Modern Rock chart-topping, 5-times platinum single “Float On,” the gold-certified “The World At Large” and “Ocean Breathes Salty.”

                                                                                                                                        Remastered for vinyl in opaque baby pink and opaque spring green, the package includes an alternate album cover, 8-page booklet and five ew remixes. 

                                                                                                                                        Mulatu Astatke

                                                                                                                                        Mulatu Of Ethiopia (Special Edition)

                                                                                                                                          In celebration of the label's 25th anniversary, Strut have released a special edition of a landmark album within the realm of African music - Mulatu Astatke's 'Mulatu Of Ethiopia’. Recorded in New York in 1972, this pivotal album marks a juncture in Astatke's musical journey when he adeptly fused various styles to craft the distinctive genre known as Ethio-jazz.

                                                                                                                                          For this special edition, the release features the original stereo mix of the full album, as well as a special ‘mono-mix’ of each track retrieved from the original 2" tapes, pressed on opaque white vinyl 2LP.


                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. Mulatu (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          2. Mascaram Setaba (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          3. Dewel (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          4. Kulunmanqueleshi (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          5. Kasalefkut-Hulu (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          6. Munaye (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          7. Chifara (Stereo Mix)
                                                                                                                                          8. Mulatu (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          9. Mascaram Setaba (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          10. Dewel (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          11. Kulunmanqueleshi (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          12. Kasalefkut-Hulu (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          13. Munaye (Mono Mix)
                                                                                                                                          14. Chifara (Mono Mix)

                                                                                                                                          Ben Folds Five

                                                                                                                                          Whatever And Ever Amen - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                            Whatever and Ever Amen is the sophomore album from alternative rock trio Ben Folds Five. Originally released in 1997, the album features fan favorite songs like "Brick", "Kate", and "Song for the Dumped.”

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                                                                            One Angry Dwarf And 200 Solemn Faces
                                                                                                                                            Fair
                                                                                                                                            Brick
                                                                                                                                            Song For The Dumped
                                                                                                                                            Selfless, Cold And Composed

                                                                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                                                                            Kate
                                                                                                                                            Smoke
                                                                                                                                            Cigarette
                                                                                                                                            Steven’s Last Night In Town
                                                                                                                                            Battle Of Who Could Care Less
                                                                                                                                            Missing The War
                                                                                                                                            Evaporated 

                                                                                                                                            Laibach

                                                                                                                                            Opus Dei - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                              Laibach’s classic album from 1987, 'Opus Dei', has been remastered and redesigned.

                                                                                                                                              The album that first brought Laibach to a mass consumption audience, with their unique interpretations of Opus' ‘Live is Life’ and Queen’s ‘One Vision’, and heavy rotation on MTV’s alternative shows and ITV’s The Chart Show. Produced by Rico Conning, it stands as a defining statement of intent and prophecy that the band continues to uphold nearly 40 years later.

                                                                                                                                              The album, remastered from the original tapes, includes an extensive 16-page booklet with new text by Alexi Munroe and photos from the time. The album cover artwork has also had a distinctive redesign that draws on the original and pushes it forward.

                                                                                                                                              The CD box set includes an additional CD of 16 live tracks from the Opus Dei touring that happened between 1987 and 1989.

                                                                                                                                              The original vinyl edition has been unavailable for over 20 years.


                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              LP Tracklist:
                                                                                                                                              1. Leben Heißt Leben (Opus Dei)
                                                                                                                                              2. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision)
                                                                                                                                              3. Leben-Tod
                                                                                                                                              4. F.I.A.T. (Let It Be)
                                                                                                                                              5. Opus Dei (Life Is Life)
                                                                                                                                              6. Trans-national
                                                                                                                                              7. How The West Was Won
                                                                                                                                              8. The Great Seal

                                                                                                                                              CD Tracklist:

                                                                                                                                              CD1:

                                                                                                                                              1. Leben Heißt Leben (Opus Dei)
                                                                                                                                              2. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision)
                                                                                                                                              3. Leben-Tod
                                                                                                                                              4. F.I.A.T. (Let It Be)
                                                                                                                                              5. Trans-national
                                                                                                                                              6. How The West Was Won
                                                                                                                                              7. Opus Dei (Life Is Life)
                                                                                                                                              8. The Great Seal
                                                                                                                                              9. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision) [Eine Richtung Und Ein Volk Version]
                                                                                                                                              10. Leben Heißt Leben (Opus Dei) [Marche Funèbre Version]
                                                                                                                                              11. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision) [3. Oktober – Kraftbach – Version]

                                                                                                                                              CD2:
                                                                                                                                              1. Leben Heißt Leben (Opus Dei) [Live From London, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1987]
                                                                                                                                              2. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision) [Live From Somewhere In Europe/US, 1987-1989]
                                                                                                                                              3. Leben-Tod (Live From Somewhere In Europe/US, 1987-1989)
                                                                                                                                              4. F.I.A.T. (Let It Be) [Live From Paris, Espace Ornano, 1992]
                                                                                                                                              5. Trans-national (Live From Somewhere In Europe/US, 1987-1989)
                                                                                                                                              6. How The West Was Won (Live From Somewhere In Europe/US, 1987-1989)
                                                                                                                                              7. Opus Dei (Life Is Life) [Live From Somewhere In Europe/US, 1987-1989]
                                                                                                                                              8. Leben Heißt Leben (Opus Dei) [Live From Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987]
                                                                                                                                              9. Geburt Einer Nation (One Vision) [Live From Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987]
                                                                                                                                              10. Leben-Tod (Live From Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
                                                                                                                                              11. How The West Was Won (Live From Berlin, Quartier Latin, 1987)
                                                                                                                                              12. Geburt Einer Nation (Vienna, Messepalast, Kaiser Franz Josef Reitschule, 1988)
                                                                                                                                              13. Leben-Tod (Live From San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
                                                                                                                                              14. Trans-national (Live From San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
                                                                                                                                              15. How The West Was Won (Live From San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989)
                                                                                                                                              16. Opus Dei (Life Is Life) [Live From San Francisco, The I Beam, 1989]

                                                                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                                                                              Soul Jazz Records Presents: In The Beginning There Was Rhythm - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                Unavailable for over 20 years, ‘In The Beginning There Was Rhythm’ was Soul Jazz Records’ first foray into post-punk and punk-funk in the UK, capturing the groundbreaking, seminal groups that crossed the divide of punk and dance music for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                First released in 2001, this album is fully remastered, remade and presented once more in its entirety and features A Certain Ratio, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, The Human League, The Pop Group, Gang of Four, The Slits, 23 Skidoo and This Heat.

                                                                                                                                                This album comes as a CD and as a double black vinyl edition with download code complete with two bespoke inner bags containing extensive sleevenotes and original photography.

                                                                                                                                                As Muzik magazine noted on its initial release, ‘In The Beginning There Was Rhythm’ is a choice selection from the fertile post-punk period when bands thought nothing of combining politics and philosophy with imported dance rhythms and edgy industrial angst.

                                                                                                                                                Most of the bands featured come from the then bleak postindustrial North of England - Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds as well as Bristol and London - and yet all show a fascination with Black American rhythms and an experimentation in sound that was completely unique at the time.

                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                1. A Certain Ratio - Shack Up
                                                                                                                                                2. 23 Skidoo - Coup
                                                                                                                                                3. Gang Of Four - To Hell With Poverty
                                                                                                                                                4. The Human League - Being Boiled
                                                                                                                                                5. The Slits - In The Beginning There Was Rhythm (Early Version)
                                                                                                                                                6. This Heat - 24 Track Loop
                                                                                                                                                7. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats
                                                                                                                                                8. The Pop Group - She Is Beyond Good And Evil
                                                                                                                                                9. Cabaret Voltaire - Sluggin' Fer Jesus
                                                                                                                                                10. 23 Skidoo - Vegas El Bandito
                                                                                                                                                11. A Certain Ratio - Knife Slits Water

                                                                                                                                                Jimi Hendrix

                                                                                                                                                First Rays Of The Rising Sun - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                  Originally released in April 1997, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun, was the first album prepared under the direct supervision of the Hendrix Family. Drawing together seventeen songs whose creation spans from March 1968 through to Jimi’s final sessions at Electric Lady Studios in August 1970, the album marked the last graceful gesture by the innovative artist Jimi Hendrix. Features “Dolly Dagger,” “Angel,” “Ezy Rider” and “Freedom.” This release is a new, all analog edition mastered from the original 1/4" mixes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 140-gram black vinyl.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                                                                                  1. Freedom
                                                                                                                                                  2. Izabella
                                                                                                                                                  3. Night Bird Flying
                                                                                                                                                  4. Angel
                                                                                                                                                  5. Room Full Of Mirrors

                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                  1. Dolly Dagger
                                                                                                                                                  2. Ezy Ryder
                                                                                                                                                  3. Drifting
                                                                                                                                                  4. Beginnings

                                                                                                                                                  Side C
                                                                                                                                                  1. Stepping Stone
                                                                                                                                                  2. My Friend
                                                                                                                                                  3. Straight Ahead
                                                                                                                                                  4. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)

                                                                                                                                                  Side D
                                                                                                                                                  1. Earth Blues
                                                                                                                                                  2. Astro Man
                                                                                                                                                  3. In From The Storm
                                                                                                                                                  4. Belly Button Window

                                                                                                                                                  New mastering and new cutting of one of Metroplex's keystone releases - considered by many as one of the most important tracks in Juan Atkin's catalogue and a milestone of Detroit techno.

                                                                                                                                                  It wasn't a wholly Detroit affair however. Originally released in '92 on Tresor by 3MB featuring Magic Juan; 3MB is three men in Berlin - no other than Moritz Von Oswald, Thomas Fehlmann and Juan Atkins. 

                                                                                                                                                  Signed to Metroplex in '93 with slightly different credits it perfectly encapsulates the cross pollination that was present between Detroit, Berlin (and Manchester) at the time. It still sounds futuristic to this day - the flanging percussion, rolling riff and gliding bass. "Cosmic Courier" (also originally signed to Tresor) is an enveloping, 4/4 rollercoaster of deep interstella emotion - again a perfect example of the development of techno as a form of a high tech jazz. "Bassmental" concludes with a more mentalist, acidiic airstrike - very much in keeping with Tresor's club ethos (where Jeff Mills and co. famously had to have oxygen tanks DELIVERED to them, mid-set, due to the underground nature of the club and the extended set times gifted to the Detroit breathen). Pivotal, encapsulating tracks from the storied and embryonic period of techno - every home needs one! 

                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                  Matt says: A high watermark of the techno genre, widely celebrated as one of Juan Atkins' finest moments, and a brilliant example of the cross-pollination between Detroit and Berlin - "Jazz Is The Teacher" deserves a place in every techno lover's record collection.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1 Jazz Is The Teacher
                                                                                                                                                  2 Cosmic Courier
                                                                                                                                                  3 Bassmental

                                                                                                                                                  The Streets

                                                                                                                                                  A Grand Don't Come For Free - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                    In celebration of 20th Anniversary of The Streets most iconic album: ' A Grand Don't Come For Free' - comes a limited edition coloured repress on double vinyl (dark red). Originally released in 2004, the record features legendary tracks such as 'Dry Your Eyes' + 'Fit But You Know it' and original artworks shot by counterculture photographer Ewen Spencer. A must-cop for any fan interested in relishing in the nostalgia of early 2000s Uk Garage, spoken word and hip-hop. 

                                                                                                                                                    Candi Staton

                                                                                                                                                    Candi Staton - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      In 1972, Rick Hall moved distribution of his Fame label from Capitol to United Artists. This was to give his label more heft internationally as well as Stateside. The first single from this new agreement was Candi Staton’s ‘In The Ghetto’ which was released in May 1972. Not only did the single do well, but Staton received a personal note from Elvis Presley telling her how much he had enjoyed her version of the song.

                                                                                                                                                      Two more successful singles – ‘Lovin’, You, Lovin’ Me’ and ‘Do It In The Name Of Love’ – followed before her third Fame album – “Candi Staton” – became the first LP to be distributed under the new agreement with United Artists.

                                                                                                                                                      Containing all three singles and B-sides such as ‘You Don’t Love Me No More’ and ‘The Thanks I Get For Loving You’ “Candi Staton” is a ten track beauty, a fantastic album and a cornerstone of Southern Soul.

                                                                                                                                                      Ace have already reissued Staton’s first two Fame albums – “I’m Just A Prisoner” and “Stand By Your Man” – which received rave reviews and put Staton’s classic music on the turntables of an old and new generation. This is the third card in that three card trick to complete the series.

                                                                                                                                                      With liner notes by our own Ian Shirley and fantastic photos from the FAME archive, “Candi Staton” looks as good as it sounds.

                                                                                                                                                      Buy it in the name of love.


                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      Side One
                                                                                                                                                      1. Do It In The Name Of Love
                                                                                                                                                      2. Darling You're All That I Need
                                                                                                                                                      3. Blackmail
                                                                                                                                                      4. In The Ghetto
                                                                                                                                                      5. Wanted: Lover

                                                                                                                                                      Side Two
                                                                                                                                                      1. The Best Thing You Ever Had
                                                                                                                                                      2. Lovin' You, Lovin' Me
                                                                                                                                                      3. I'll Drop Everything And Come Running
                                                                                                                                                      4. You Don't Love Me No More
                                                                                                                                                      5. The Thanks I Get For Loving You 

                                                                                                                                                      Black Children

                                                                                                                                                      Black Children Sledge Funk Band - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                      A little masterpiece of soul afrofunk with carpets of dreamy keyboards on their swirlingly seductive sound and their really cool voices. The second album of BLACK CHILDREN SLEDGE FUNK BAND released in 1978 is a delight. Repressed for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      1. Be What You Are
                                                                                                                                                      2. I'm A Living Man
                                                                                                                                                      3. Smiling Girl
                                                                                                                                                      4. I Know You Know What I Know
                                                                                                                                                      5. Imagination
                                                                                                                                                      6. Doing It If You Can

                                                                                                                                                      Cranes

                                                                                                                                                      Loved - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                        Loved is the third album by the British band Cranes, released in 1994. Siblings Alison and Jim Shaw formed the band back in 1989. They recorded several successful albums, including the 1991 Wings Of Joy and 1994 Loved. Loved combines elements of alternative rock, shoegaze, dream-pop, and darkwave. Their gothic elements made a return, while they retained the feeling of their previous album Forever. It was another artistic experience, with nicely orchestrated and constructed songs.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        Side A
                                                                                                                                                        Shining Road
                                                                                                                                                        Pale Blue Sky
                                                                                                                                                        Rêverie
                                                                                                                                                        Lilies
                                                                                                                                                        Are You Gone?

                                                                                                                                                        Side B
                                                                                                                                                        Loved
                                                                                                                                                        Beautiful Friend
                                                                                                                                                        Bewildered
                                                                                                                                                        Come This Far
                                                                                                                                                        Paris And Rome
                                                                                                                                                        In The Night (Hidden Track)

                                                                                                                                                        Attaboy

                                                                                                                                                        Autopsy In B Flat / Kookaburra

                                                                                                                                                        Toko gift us another timeless classic from the much-lauded archive, with Attaboy (Paul Ingall, Alec Greenhough and in house producer Si Bradshaw) penning this deep house masterpiece sometime in 1997. Now a highly coveted 12", the label have decided it time to reissue it on mint vinyl without the £25+ price tag.

                                                                                                                                                        "Autopsy In B Flat" is a driving, late night house affair; with heavily compressed, echo drenched percussion working beautifully alongside the hefty bass plumes and niggly lead licks. It's perfectly arranged to let waves of ecstasy-fueled ripple through your body during the subtle breakdowns, before the heads-down, energetic dancing takes over again when the drums kick back in.

                                                                                                                                                        "Kookaburra" is equally hypnotic, with extended passages of percussion and bass tethering the whole track onto a dreamy yet driving line of revelry. The wafty synth stabs and growling square waves all complete the sonic canvas in a grandiose style; there's simply no element out of place or unthought out.

                                                                                                                                                        Both tracks possess an ever-so-slight proggy element to them too, making them as perfect for big, open air arenas as they are for pitch black nightclubs with low ceilings and a red light.

                                                                                                                                                        Limited reissue - won't hang around long! 


                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: A top drawer, lesser known deep house nugget from '97 gets reissued by the Toko label. Stylish and direct, it's remained remarkably timeless some 25 years later

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A. Autopsy In B Flat
                                                                                                                                                        B. Kookaburra

                                                                                                                                                        Since the early 90s Rotterdam is known throughout the world of dance music for its many influential creative endeavours and one of these was the short-lived label See Saw. Active between 1991 and 1995, the label was the home to mostly Dutch producers who were just dipping their toes in the waters of house and techno. Or, who already had a whole leg in like Speedy J.

                                                                                                                                                        Sandwiched between two of his early releases as The Melody (Discogs detectives know what’s up!) sits The Jewel EP, the only EP Gijs Vroom did under his Diamonds & Pearls alias. A kind stranger online once described the record as effective and joyful and we couldn’t agree more. It’s a mixed bag of zippy breaks, swirling pads, tight Lately basses, and foxy vocal snips and like many records of the era it maximises charm with minimal equipment. It’s these kinds of twelve-inches that stood at the cradle of the Dutch house sound and so it is very deserving of a little nook in your record bag.

                                                                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                        Matt says: A really strong house artefact from 90s Rotterdam (at the time more known for its tougher, harder edged sound). This is a true gem - painfully hard to acquire until now. Props to Late Night Burners for gifting us this handy reissue.

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                        A1. What You Do To Me
                                                                                                                                                        A2. Perspective
                                                                                                                                                        A3. What You Do To Disco
                                                                                                                                                        B1. Rockin' Your World
                                                                                                                                                        B2. Blue Sunday

                                                                                                                                                        Portishead

                                                                                                                                                        Roseland NYC Live - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                                                                          25th Anniversary Edition of the pioneering Bristol trio’s album, Roseland NYC Live; recorded and filmed at New York’s Roseland Ballroom with a 28-piece orchestra in 1997, and released in 1998.

                                                                                                                                                          The live album and concert film combined have sold over 1 million copies to date, and features performances of the most acclaimed tracks, ‘Glory Box’, ‘Sour Times’, and ‘Roads’, from their debut and sophomore albums, Dummy and Portishead.

                                                                                                                                                          Newly remastered, the tracklist has been expanded to include ‘Undenied’ and ‘Numb’ from the concert film, as well as the full length performance of ‘Western Eyes’, which played in part over the credits of the film.

                                                                                                                                                          ‘Sour Times’ and ‘Roads’ are also now the original Roseland versions (previously substituted on the album release with recordings from other performances). All 5 of these tracks will be on CD and vinyl for the first time.

                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                          Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                                                                          Humming
                                                                                                                                                          Cowboys
                                                                                                                                                          All Mine
                                                                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                                                                          Mysterons
                                                                                                                                                          Only You
                                                                                                                                                          Half Day Closing
                                                                                                                                                          Over
                                                                                                                                                          Side C
                                                                                                                                                          Glory Box
                                                                                                                                                          Sour Times
                                                                                                                                                          Roads
                                                                                                                                                          Side D
                                                                                                                                                          Strangers
                                                                                                                                                          Undenied
                                                                                                                                                          Numb
                                                                                                                                                          Western Eyes

                                                                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                                                          Humming
                                                                                                                                                          Cowboys
                                                                                                                                                          All Mine
                                                                                                                                                          Mysterons
                                                                                                                                                          Only You
                                                                                                                                                          Half Day Closing
                                                                                                                                                          Over
                                                                                                                                                          Glory Box
                                                                                                                                                          Sour Times
                                                                                                                                                          Roads
                                                                                                                                                          Strangers
                                                                                                                                                          Undenied
                                                                                                                                                          Numb
                                                                                                                                                          Western Eyes

                                                                                                                                                          Johnny Marr

                                                                                                                                                          Adrenalin Baby - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                                                                                            Adrenalin Baby was recorded live during the Playland tour in 2014. It includes live recordings predominantly from the iconic Manchester Apollo and Brixton Academy. Marr said he wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours. It contains live versions of tracks from his solo records, Playland, The Messenger, whilst also including songs from earlier in his career, such as Getting Away With It. Adrenalin Baby also features several songs by The Smiths, such as The Headmaster Ritual, How Soon Is Now and Bigmouth Strikes Again.

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                            LP
                                                                                                                                                            A1 Playland
                                                                                                                                                            A2 The Right Thing Right
                                                                                                                                                            A3 Easy Money
                                                                                                                                                            A4 25 Hours
                                                                                                                                                            B1 New Town Velocity
                                                                                                                                                            B2 The Headmaster Ritual
                                                                                                                                                            B3 The Messenger
                                                                                                                                                            B4 Back In The Box
                                                                                                                                                            C1 Generate! Generate!
                                                                                                                                                            C2 Bigmouth Strikes Again
                                                                                                                                                            C3 Boys Get Straight
                                                                                                                                                            C4 Candidate
                                                                                                                                                            D1 Getting Away With It
                                                                                                                                                            D2 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
                                                                                                                                                            D3 Dynamo
                                                                                                                                                            D4 I Fought The Law
                                                                                                                                                            D5 How Soon Is Now?

                                                                                                                                                            CD
                                                                                                                                                            1 Playland
                                                                                                                                                            2 The Right Thing Right
                                                                                                                                                            3 Easy Money
                                                                                                                                                            4 25 Hours
                                                                                                                                                            5 New Town Velocity
                                                                                                                                                            6 The Headmaster Ritual
                                                                                                                                                            7 The Messenger
                                                                                                                                                            8 Back In The Box
                                                                                                                                                            9 Generate! Generate!
                                                                                                                                                            10 Bigmouth Strikes Again
                                                                                                                                                            11 Boys Get Straight
                                                                                                                                                            12 Candidate
                                                                                                                                                            13 Getting Away With It
                                                                                                                                                            14 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
                                                                                                                                                            15 Dynamo
                                                                                                                                                            16 I Fought The Law
                                                                                                                                                            17 How Soon Is Now?

                                                                                                                                                            Black Uhuru

                                                                                                                                                            Brutal - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                              Released in 1986, BRUTAL has never been reissued on vinyl until now. It features a dream cast: Sly & Robbie as BLACK UHURU's leader, Junior Reid on vocals, Tyrone Downie (Roots Radics) on keyboards, all mixed at Lion & Fox by RAS RECORDS fetish engineer Jim Fox.

                                                                                                                                                              In addition to reissuing this album in its original version, we've remastered the original soundtracks for both vinyl and CD to give this legendary album even more sparkle. 

                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                                                              Matt says: Classic 80s roots featuring Sly & Robbie which has remained unavailable on vinyl till now. The remastering sounds delish and it's another essential set for any reggae collector or selector.

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE A

                                                                                                                                                              1. Let Us Pray
                                                                                                                                                              2. Dread In The Mountain
                                                                                                                                                              3. Brutal
                                                                                                                                                              4. City Vibes
                                                                                                                                                              5. Fit You Haffe Fit

                                                                                                                                                              SIDE B

                                                                                                                                                              1.Great Train Robbery
                                                                                                                                                              2. Uptown Girl
                                                                                                                                                              3. Reggae With You
                                                                                                                                                              4. Vision
                                                                                                                                                              5. Conviction Or A Fine 

                                                                                                                                                              Soulwax

                                                                                                                                                              Much Against Everyone's Advice - [PIAS] 40 Edition

                                                                                                                                                                Expanded 2LP version, now featuring three tracks - ‘The Salty Knowledge of Tears’, ‘Flying Without Wings’ and ‘My Cruel Joke’ - that were included on the original 2000 CD but not the single LP format.

                                                                                                                                                                Also features three remixes from the time - ‘Conversation Intercom (Vocoder Intermix)’, ‘My Cruel Joke (Mike Rule Joe Cream Mix)’ and ‘Saturday (Roger Manning Mix)’.

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                Conversation Intercom
                                                                                                                                                                Saturday
                                                                                                                                                                When Logics Die
                                                                                                                                                                Much Against Everyone's Advice
                                                                                                                                                                Overweight Karate Kid
                                                                                                                                                                Proverbial Pants
                                                                                                                                                                The Salty Knowledge Of Tears
                                                                                                                                                                Flying Without Wings
                                                                                                                                                                More Than This
                                                                                                                                                                Too Many DJs
                                                                                                                                                                Temptingly Yours
                                                                                                                                                                My Cruel Joke
                                                                                                                                                                Scream
                                                                                                                                                                Funny
                                                                                                                                                                Conversation Intercom (Vocoder Intermix)
                                                                                                                                                                My Cruel Joke (Mike Rule Joe Cream Mix)
                                                                                                                                                                Saturday (Rory Manning Mix)

                                                                                                                                                                ZZ Top

                                                                                                                                                                The Best Of ZZ Top - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                  The Best of ZZ Top (10 Legendary Texas Tales) is a greatest hits album by American rock band ZZ Top, released November 26, 1977.[4] Spanning the years from 1971 to 1975, this compilation album does not contain any songs from Tejas, which was released the year before. The first ZZ Top Compilation with hits from their first six albums, including La Grange, Tush and Just Got Paid. This was released in the US last year and will now be available everywhere

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                  Tush
                                                                                                                                                                  Waitin' For The Bus
                                                                                                                                                                  Jesus Just Left Chicago
                                                                                                                                                                  Francine
                                                                                                                                                                  Just Got Paid
                                                                                                                                                                  La Grange
                                                                                                                                                                  Blue Jean Blues
                                                                                                                                                                  Backdoor Love Affair
                                                                                                                                                                  Beer Drinkers And Hell Raisers
                                                                                                                                                                  Heard It On The X

                                                                                                                                                                  Canaan Amber

                                                                                                                                                                  CA - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                    Tracked in the decade after Duster went on hiatus, Canaan Amber’s debut solo EP CA demonstrates the California-born guitarist’s affection for San Francisco jangle and Santa Cruz surf. Crawling at a banana slug’s pace, Canaan wraps the loneliest one-string guitar solos around a cluster of hollow rhythms and ghostly mumbles. The original 2012 five-song CD has been expanded to include six other demos plundered from the prolific songwriter’s vault. More Wolf Moon than Black Moon, CA continues to explore and map the hidden galaxies that make up the Duster universe.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE A
                                                                                                                                                                    Create The Scene
                                                                                                                                                                    Days Rewinding
                                                                                                                                                                    Gold Hills
                                                                                                                                                                    Runaway
                                                                                                                                                                    No Way

                                                                                                                                                                    SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                    Turn On
                                                                                                                                                                    Everything Is All In Place
                                                                                                                                                                    Wander Off
                                                                                                                                                                    Ghost Girls
                                                                                                                                                                    Take Off Your Face
                                                                                                                                                                    Traces

                                                                                                                                                                    U-Roy

                                                                                                                                                                    The Seven Gold - 2024 Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                    The late foundation deejay U-Roy recorded The Seven Gold at Michael Carroll's Creative Sounds Studio in Kingston (with assistance from engineer, and singer & producer in his own right, Paul Davidson) for Prince Jazzbo's Ujama imprint - with the LP then seeing the light of day on the label in 1987, and now a reissue on Death Is Not The End sub-label 333.

                                                                                                                                                                    It features the late, great Ewart Beckford appearing on a range of killer Jazzbo-produced late-80s digitap rhythms - from the inspired Replay version on 'Holo Gow', to the updated digital take on the Heavenless rhythm on 'Jah Jah Call You' and his take on Horace Ferguson's Sensi Addict in 'Musikal Addick'. The bulk of these rhythm tracks were performed by revered multi-instrumentalist Tyrone Downie (a long-time member of Bob Marley & The Wailers since the mid 70s) alongside Tony "Asher" Brissett - another massively undersung session musician perhaps most notable for laying down the initial Sleng Teng rhythm track for Jammys in 1984.

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                    1. I Feel Good
                                                                                                                                                                    2. Waterboot
                                                                                                                                                                    3. Holo Gow
                                                                                                                                                                    4. Jah Jah Call You
                                                                                                                                                                    5. Reggae Party
                                                                                                                                                                    6. Warn Them Now
                                                                                                                                                                    7. Musical Addick

                                                                                                                                                                    The Ballistic Brothers

                                                                                                                                                                    London Hooligan Soul - 2024 Repress

                                                                                                                                                                      Comprising of Darren Rock, Darren House and Ashley Beadle (of XPress 2), alongside David Hill and Uschi Classen, they combined their talents on a series of mysterious vinyl releases in the heady days of the London club scene. If you were part of a clubbing tribe in the early/mid ‘90s - any clubbing tribe - you will have danced to the Ballistic Brothers.

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                      1. Portobello Café
                                                                                                                                                                      2. Come On
                                                                                                                                                                      3. Soho Cab Ride
                                                                                                                                                                      4. I’ll Fly Away
                                                                                                                                                                      5. Jah Jah Call You
                                                                                                                                                                      6. Mark’s Lude
                                                                                                                                                                      7. I Don’t Know
                                                                                                                                                                      8. Sister Song
                                                                                                                                                                      9. A Beautiful Space
                                                                                                                                                                      10. Steppin’ Into Eden
                                                                                                                                                                      11. Peckings
                                                                                                                                                                      12. Uschi’s Lament

                                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                      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)

                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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