Christmas music: a peculiar genre that offers everything from solemnity to exuberance. Christmas carols are beloved, largely uncontested vessels for emotion and memory, gratitude and generosity.

Enter Chilly Gonzales.

Composer, showman in slippers and a bathrobe, he has a deep dedication to his craft: he’s an Entertainer. His humble service to this calling lends a certain inevitability to this announcement: Chilly Gonzales has made a Christmas album.

From feudal oldies to newer holiday pop canon, A very chilly christmas surveys a broad scope of seasonal repertoire and sentiment. There’s grandeur and solemnity, there’s austerity and merriment, and there’s Mariah Carey.

With his unabashed loyalty to melody, Gonzales’ approach deftly navigates the myth of one shared songbook with a collection that opts for nuance over pomp. From Wenceslas to Wham, the great revelation of this collection is the restrained, distilled beauty of Gonzales’ signature minor key interpretations.

“Christmas is a time of very mixed intense emotion for me, and the existing canon often sounds like a forced smile. Christmas is a typical time for superficial happiness, but also a time for reflection and mourning the sad events throughout the year, and to play the songs in a minor key makes Christmas more authentic and realistic.”

A very chilly christmas finds its star in The Banister Bough, the album’s sole original song. This tinseled, sugar-plum collaboration with Feist, complete with miniaturized Jeunet-esque stop-motion animated video, balances delicate whimsy with an ecological message in disguise as a home decorating tutorial. The song gently encourages us to reimagine traditions, those we claim and those we inherit, for the generations to come.

Another album standout is the cover of Snow Is Falling In Manhattan by David Berman, a fellow Christmas-loving Jew. Jarvis Cocker’s fireside vocals and Feist’s ember-afterglow chorus are nestled amongst Gonzales’ piano and a flute. This stop-motion video sees Gonzales and Jarvis de-ambulating through the snowy streets of Manhattan, watching as stoops gets salted and peering in a window at the crackling fireplace inside where an outsider has been taken in.

From solo arrangements to intricate, delicate additions of strings, bells, choir and more, A very chilly christmas also features Gonzales’ frequent stage and studio collaborator, cellist Stella Le Page. As a whole, the album’s gift is the space it creates for quieter moments amid the flurry and noise of the season.

Since the final pre-pandemic stops of his Solo Piano III tour in early 2020, Gonzo has continued to explore and create. New episodes of his ongoing Pop Music Masterclass series add Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” and Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” to the library and Christmas song episodes are in the works. Chilly Gonzales also recently announced a new book, ENYA: A Treatise On Unguilty Pleasures, due in October. In this musical memoir, he examines his and millions of other peoples’ enthusiasm for Enya’s singular music and asks: Does music have to be smart or does it just have to go to the heart?


Barry says: Gonzales has never been one to go with the crowd, and this display of christmas cheer gone minor-key only serves to prove that point. It's another side to the uplifting anthems and choral singalong we'd expect, but if anything a lot easier to listen to. Variety is the spice of life, and with Chilly, you definitely get spice (sorry).


01. Silent Night
02. Good King Wenceslas
03. Silver Bells
04. Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
05. Last Christmas
06. The Banister Bough (feat Feist)
07. Jingle Bells
08. All I Want For Christmas Is You
09. In The Bleak Midwinter (feat Jarvis Cocker)
10. Snow Is Falling In Manhattan (feat Jarvis Cocker And Feist)
11. O Tannenbaum
12. Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
13. O Come, All Ye Faithful
14. We Three Kings
15. Auld Lang Mynor

Cornershop Featuring Bubbley Kaur

Cornershp And The Double O Groove Of - 2021 Reissue

    Ten years on from its original release, Ample Play Records will release, the ground breaking ‘Cornershop And The Double ‘O’ Groove Of’ album by Cornershop feat. Bubbley Kaur on vinyl for the first time. Cut for vinyl at optimum levels by Fluid Mastering, the same clever folk who mastered both the celebrated ‘England Is A Garden’ and ‘England Is A Garden Instrumentals’ albums. 

    After many a time in the studio, under lab conditions Cornershop originally released the album in 2011 featuring the incredible double sugar-coated vocals of Bubbley Kaur.

    When Tjinder and Bubbley decided to work with each other, she had not recorded a note of music. They had met very fleetingly, years ago at a cellar gathering in Preston Lancashire, where Tjinder & Benedict studied. So it was much surprise when a taxi driver friend introduced him to a lady that liked singing, worked in a local launderette, and was the same lady he had met in a northern cellar bar.

    They then met a good many times at Tjinder’s house where they would listen to and discuss traditional Punjabi Folk Music, and slowly Bubbley came out writing her own original lyrics, which were set to a varied range of modern musics. ‘Natch’ was the first song she recorded, followed by ‘Topknot,’ and together they became the first double ‘A’ single on Rough Trade Records.

    The complete recordings were made in their own good time. Tjinder explains “There was no need to quickly put the album out, but there was a need to make it top rank and evergreen, especially as I have wanted to do an album like this for 20 years.”

    Benedict & Tjinder set up their own label, Ample Play in 2009 to release the highly acclaimed album ‘Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast.’ The way Tjinder & Bubbley met was like a hindi movie script, and the outcome of the music is like an Asian version of The Kids From Fame – totally upbeat, giving rise to new ways of expressing yourself. 

    Mordant Music

    Dead Air - 2021 Reissue

      Castles in Space announces first ever vinyl release for Mordant Music’s landmark 2006 release “Dead Air”. Remastered for vinyl with all new artwork from Admiral Greyscale.

      Baron Mordant is always present but slightly elusive – not so much hidden as just lurking in the shadows. Remarkably individual, Dead Air sounds like a surreal car crash between Saint Etienne and Throbbing Gristle with the warm tones of Phillip Elsmore taking the place of Cracknell/Orridge. A Proustian madelaine to a particular generation if ever there was one, Elsmore had worked as the voice of Thames TV across the 70s and 80s and his instantly recognisable voice being dropped into this electronic hall of mirrors still plays havoc with your brain. Dead Air’s loose concept of a dead TV station was embellished with a unique design concept from Admiral Greyscale that played with 70s iconography (bizarre wallpaper, the Magpie logo and so on).

      Jonny Mugwump, Fact Magazine.

      Catherine Howe

      What A Beautiful Place - 2021 Reissue

        This recorded autobiography of Catherine Howe, age 20, briefly appeared in 1971. Too young for memoirs, most artists have barely established any sort of musical competence by the age of legal adulthood, let alone compositions matching the maturity and complexity of Howe’s. What A Beautiful Place, however, is a prodigious effort wrought from the melancholy ruminations of post-adolescence. The album’s twelve songs unfold like a classic bildungsroman, beginning in the smoke-stained industrial county of Yorkshire, transformed by the electrified creative landscape of mid-century London, and retiring to the warm pastoral bliss of the county of Dorset on England’s southern coast. Produced by noted jazz pianist Bobby Scott, the LP—oft-mistaken for a concept album—was available for only a month in the summer of 1971, disappearing after Reflection Records’ shuttering in 1971.


        1. Prologue
        2. My Child
        3. On A Misty Morning
        4. Nothing More Than Strangers
        5. Up North
        6. Interlude
        7. It's Not Likely
        8. It Comes With The Breezes
        9. Words Through A Locked Door
        10. What A Beautiful Place
        11. Innocence Of A Child
        12. Epilogue

        Molly Nilsson

        These Things Take Time - 2021 Reissue

          "Night School announces a new pressing of the long sold out debut album by Molly Nilsson, These Things Take Time, on clear with black smoke vinyl and for the first time on CD. As a significant cultural artefact of the underground pop movement that bubbled up in the early 21st century it's an important landmark. In Molly Nilsson's herstory it remains one of her most adored works"

          It would be easy to say that Molly Nilsson needs no introduction, but These Things Take Time is an introduction. Originally self-released in 2008 on a limited CDR run with handfolded sleeve, Nilsson’s debut album has slowly taken over the hearts of many. In 2014 this modern classic of autonomous, DIY pop and punk-as-you-like attitude was released as a double vinyl a beautiful edition featuring unreleased bonus tracks across two discs, it sold out within a month of release.. Now repressed....

          El Trio

          Todo En Su Medida Y Armoniosamente - 2021 Reissue

            Mega rare 1974 jazz funk rock album recorded by Argentina's top jazzmen Pocho Lapouble, Ricardo Lew and Adalberto Cevasco (also members of Quinteplus, Jorge Lopez Ruiz's band and Gato Barbieri's group among many others).

            Includes the irresistible fast-paced funk rock track 'Se Acabó el Recreo' and the ethereal 'Todo en Su Medida y Armoniosamente' and 'Haceme Shaft', featuring Patricia Clark on vocals and unexpected moog arrangements.

            First time reissue, with remastered sound and original artwork.

            The Weather Station

            Ignorance - Deluxe Edition

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

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

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

              The 2xLP physical edition of "Ignorance (Deluxe)" comes with updated liner notes from Tamara Lindeman, photos from "Ignorance" recording sessions, all housed in a gatefold jacket with Obi Strip. Disc 1 contains the original 10 songs from "Ignorance", with LP2 containing two new songs ("Better Now" and "Look"), plus 3 live "Ignorance" tracks, along with four reimagined and stripped back "Ignorance" favorites.

              TRACK LISTING

              A1. Robber
              A2. Atlantic
              A3. Tried To Tell You
              A4. Parking Lot
              A5. Loss
              B1. Separated
              B2. Wear
              B3. Trust
              B4. Heart
              B5. Subdivisions
              C1. Robber - Live
              C2. Atlantic - Live
              C3. Loss
              C4. Subdivisions - Piano Rendition
              C5. Better Now - Piano Rendition
              D1. Tried To Tell You - Piano Rendition
              D2. Parking Lot - Piano Rendition
              D3. Heart - Piano Rendition
              D4. Look

              Sigur Rós

              Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust - 2021 Reissue

                Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust is Sigur Rós’ fifth studio album which was initially released in 2008 via EMI and XL Recordings. Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust, produced by the band and renowned producer Flood, was recorded in New York, London and Havana. The album was written, recorded and toured all within 12 months – a first for the band that often laboured for years over their previous records. Completely out of print worldwide Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust will now be re-released via the bands own label, Krunk. BBC ‘Sigur Rós remain in a wonderful universe of their own Guardian ‘glistening with glacial cool’ 4/5 Rolling Stone ‘the band achieves a new unity in variety here, winding from near-glam romp and fireside-folk warmth to slow-climb grandeur”.

                TRACK LISTING

                Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur
                Góðan Daginn
                Við Spilum Endalaust
                Með Suð Í Eyrum
                Ára Bátur
                All Alright


                Head First - 2021 Reissue

                  Goldfrapp’s fifth studio album, Head First, was originally released on 19 March 2010. The album debuted at number six on the UK Albums Chart, selling 23,000 copies in its first week and went on to sell over 70k units in the UK alone, It featured three singles Rocket, Alive and Believer and received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Following the reissue series of Black Cherry, Supernature & Seventh Tree by Mute/BM, this is the first time Head First has been reissued and will appear on 140g Transparent Magenta vinyl with an exclusive 12x12 art print in a gatefold sleeve.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Head First
                  Shiny And Warm
                  I Wanna Life

                  Originally released on LP in 1986, “World Of Echo” is a deeply intimate and meditative work of awe-inspiring grace and remains a timeless work of sublime beauty. Arthur’s aim was to achieve what he calls 'the most vivid rhythmic reality', with just cello, voice, and echoes. Arthur achieved all of this and more on one of the most amazing albums you will ever hear.

                  Often listed in the various 'most important albums you'll ever hear' type of fair; its innovative and maverick approach to the whole production process (even famously recording the album on a full moon) would go on to inspire countless future generations of creatives; especially across lo-fi and DIY scenes. His mix of classical training, frankly punk attitude and love of experimentation forged a sound that was unequivocally his own; a rare and epochal force of nature that will never be copied again.

                  If you don't own a copy of this album, I urge you to reconsider! It's a must-have for any serious music lover. Copies always fly out too, so take advantage now as when its out of press it always commands big bucks.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Tone Bone Kone 0:57
                  Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun / Let's See 9:19
                  Answers Me 2:04
                  Being It 5:23
                  Place I Know / Kid Like You 3:20
                  She's The Star / I Take This Time 4:46
                  Tree House 2:09
                  See-Through 2:08
                  Hiding Your Present From You 4:06
                  Wax The Van 2:05
                  All-Boy All-Girl 3:34
                  Lucky Cloud 2:46
                  Tower Of Meaning / Rabbit's Ear / Home Away From Home 4:20
                  Let's Go Swimming

                  At once kaleidoscopic and intimate, "Iowa Dream" bears some of Russell’s most personal work, including several recently discovered folk songs he wrote during his time in Northern California in the early 1970s. For Russell, Iowa was never very far away. “I see, I see it all,” sings Russell on the title track: red houses, fields, the town mayor (his father) streaming by as he dream-bicycles through his hometown. Russell’s childhood home and family echo, too, through “Just Regular People,” “I Wish I Had a Brother,” “Wonder Boy,” “The Dogs Outside are Barking,” “Sharper Eyes,” and “I Felt.” Meanwhile, songs like “I Kissed the Girl From Outer Space,” “I Still Love You,” “List of Boys,” and “Barefoot in New York” fizz with pop and dance grooves, gesturing at Russell’s devotion to New York’s avant-garde and disco scenes. Finally, the long-awaited “You Did it Yourself,” until now heard only in a brief heart-stopping black-and-white clip in Matt Wolf’s documentary Wild Combination, awards us a new take with a driving funk rhythm and Russell’s extraordinary voice soaring at the height of its powers. On "Iowa Dream", you can hear a country kid meeting the rest of the world - and with this record, the world continues to meet a totally singular artist.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side 1
                  1. Wonder Boy
                  2. I Never Get Lonesome
                  3. Everybody Everybody
                  4. You Did It Yourself
                  5. Come To Life
                  6. Iowa Dream
                  7. Words Of Love
                  8. I Still Love You
                  9. You Are My Love
                  10. Barefoot In New York
                  11. Just Regular People
                  12. I Wish I Had A Brother
                  13. I Felt
                  14. The Dogs Outside Are Barking
                  15. Sharper Eyes
                  16. Follow You
                  17. List Of Boys
                  18. I Kissed The Girl From Outer Space
                  19. In Love With You For The Last Time

                  Various Artists

                  Lost Christmas: A Memphis Industries Festive Selection Box

                    This year Memphis Industries have corralled their musical titans to create some holiday songs with the hope of brining cheer and warming cockles to the cynical and season loving alike. A Christmas compilation of (mostly) original holiday songs from the likes of Field Music, The Go! Team, Jesca Hoop, Haley, The Phoenix Foundation, Stats, Francis Lung, Warm Digits, Rachael Dadd and The Cornshed Sisters. In aid of Crisis’ Home for All Campaign, £2 from every LP purchase goes to help their work. Chuck another log on the fire, pour yourself a large one, unwrap your brand-new turntable and stick on Lost Christmas to celebrate Christmas 2020 style.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Field Music - Home For Christmas
                    2. Haley - Like Ice And Cold
                    3. Warm Digits - Good Enough For You This Christmas
                    4. Rachael Dadd (with Rozi Plain And Kate Stables) - We Build Our Houses Well
                    5. Stats - Christmas Without You
                    6. The Phoenix Foundation - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
                    7. Francis Lung - To Make Angels In Snow
                    8. Jesca Hoop - White Winter Hymnal
                    9. The Go! Team - Look Outside (A New Year's Coming)
                    10. The Cornshed Sisters - Have A Good Christmas Time

                    Boozoo Bajou

                    Satta - 20th Annniversary Edition

                      Back in 1997 the Nuremberg based Jazz musician and studio owner Peter Heider started seeing the DJ & nightlife activist Florian Seyberth for regular studio sessions. Within a few weeks they chose the name „Boozoo Bajou“ for their collaboration. With muscial ingredients like Soul, Dub, Country or Brazilian obscurities they created their own trademark sound. With the first two singles „Night over Manaus“ and „Under my Sensi“ they became a much celebrated part of worldwide downbeat scene led by artists like Kruder & Dorfmeister or Nightmares on Wax. In 2001 they created a legendary and much rated masterpiece in that genre by releaseing their debut album „Satta“ on the iconic „Stereo Deluxe“ Label. 20 years later this 60 minute blueprint original of the chill out scene named after the Jamaican word „Relax“ is available again on double vinyl pressed from the original laquers.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. YMA
                      A2. Camioux
                      B3. Night Over Manaus
                      B4. Divers
                      B5. Bakar
                      C6. Down & Out
                      C7. Yoruba Road
                      D8. Under My Sensi
                      D9. Lava
                      D10. Satta

                      re:discovery records is proud to announce the reissue of 1993's 'Synaesthetic' by A Positive Life. This seminal release is revered and beloved by fans and followers of early 90's electronic, IDM, techno, dub and chill out music.

                      Key tracks include the Orb-esque 'The Calling', the magnificent
                      'Pleidean Communication' and the chill out dub classic 'Aquasonic' among others.

                      This new reissue also adds the track 'Warehouse 5am' which was
                      orginally only releases on the American cd version and not the original vinyl.

                      Spread across 2 vinyl with new updated artwork by Grid Pattern and insert input from the label and the artist themselves, this will surely be the reissie highlight of 2021.

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Matt says:

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A1. Spacehopper 10:20
                      A2. Pleidean Communication 7:17
                      B1. Bathdub 11:25
                      C1. Hypnosystem 11:05
                      C2. Lighten Up! 6:35
                      D1. Warehouse 5AM 5:09
                      D2. Aquasonic 8:21


                      Nurse - 2021 Reissue

                        Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. The band was formed in 1989 by guitarist-vocalist Andy Cairns from Ballyclare and drummer-vocalist Fyfe Ewing. Their line-up was completed when the band recruited Larne bassist Michael McKeegan. Nurse was the first record by Therapy? for A&M (their first of 4 for the label), it was released in 1992 and moved the band to a more industrial sound. The album reached no 38 in the UK album charts. The album had the breakthrough single Teethgrinder which got to no 30 in the UK charts, its mixes appear on the CD bonus disc

                        This version comes with a bonus disc of demos, B-Sides and live material curated by drummer Michael McKeegan and mastered by Andy Pearce; the original album uses the master by Harvey Birell that was used on the acclaimed Gemil Box. The booklet contains a new sleeve note by Ex Kerrang editor Paul Brannigan who has interviewed the band about the album and the time period around it.

                        Aesop Rock

                        Labor Days - 20th Anniversary Edition

                        It's been 20 years since Aesop Rock released "Labor Days". To celebrate two decades, the LP has been pressed on metallic copper vinyl. Aesop Rock's fourth release and his third full-length studio album, it finds the rapper confortable and eloquent. Combining grit, poise and originality into a killer combo. The project was originally released in 2001 as his first album on Definitive Jux. The album includes popular songs "Daylight" and "9-5ers Anthem", and guest features from Illogic and C-Rayz Walz, as well as production from Aesop Rock, Blockhead, and Omega One. It's not aged a bit, and indeed surprised most of our staff with the fact that it's 20 years old! A brilliant example of this incredible talent's unique style.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Disc: 1
                        1. No Regrets
                        2. Labor
                        3. One Brick
                        4. Daylight
                        5. The Tugboat Complex Pt. 3
                        6. Save Yourself
                        7. Flashflood
                        8. Coma

                        Disc: 2
                        1. The Yes & The Y'all
                        2. Battery
                        3. Boombox Apocalypse
                        4. 9-5ers Anthem
                        5. Shovel
                        6. Bent Life

                        Another Thought was the first collection of Arthur Russell’s music to be released after his death in 1992. Released in 1993 on Point Music it marked the beginning of nearly 30 years of work to let the world hear the enormous archive of unreleased recordings Arthur left behind. Be With revisits this first compilation for a new gatefold double vinyl version and a triple-fold digipak CD reissue.

                        Both versions of Be With’s 2021 reissue of Another Thought have been mastered by Simon Francis and the vinyl cut by Pete Norman. The original artwork has been restored and tweaked at Be With HQ for the gatefold sleeve and the triple-fold digipak, with the essential help of Janette Beckman. Each version comes with an insert reproducing the liner notes and lyrics from the original CD release.

                        Together with Calling Out Of Context, Soul Jazz’s World of Arthur Russell, and much of the ongoing work of Audika, Another Thought is absolutely essential for even the most casual Arthur Russell collection. In fact we’d argue it’s essential for any fan of non-obvious pop music. This is the only place where you can hear some of Arthur’s most recognisable tunes and it’s an album that absolutely deserves to be kept in press.

                        We’ll assume that by now you’re all at least a little familiar with the story of Arthur Russell, the farm boy from Iowa who moved to 1970s New York. Arthur Russell the genuine musical genius who died just 40 years old, leaving behind a wealth of music that dwarfed the few 12"s and LPs that were released during his short life.

                        Although Arthur had been working on an album for Rough Trade during his last years, with the label no-longer operating it was Point Music (Philip Glass and Michael Riesman’s label set up together with Philips) who stepped in to help Arthur’s partner Tom Lee start working out exactly what Arthur had left behind.

                        Tom suggested that Arthur’s friend Mikel Rouse was the right person to make the first catalogue. Working in Tom and Arthur’s apartment he had only two weeks to go through what turned out to be around 800 tapes.

                        As Tom explained “at the end of each day he would generally wait for me to come home and I would, to the best of my knowledge, name and identify pieces in question from that day’s work. As he worked Mikel compiled about a dozen cassettes that he thought would present the most finished sounding songs for Don/Point to use. As Don listened he would then suggest and ask me and thus we collaborated on the choices.”

                        Don is Don Christensen, Another Thought’s producer. With a final selection of songs from recordings made between 1982 and 1990, including sessions with some of Arthur’s regular collaborators Peter Zummo, Steven Hall, Mustafa Ahmed, Elodie Lauten, Julius Eastman, Jennifer Warnes and Joyce Bowden, it was then Don’s job to turn these into a finished album.

                        Another Thought is a little different from the compilations of Arthur’s music that came out since. In our conversations with Steve Knutson (who founded Audika Records and who manages Arthur’s estate together with Tom), he explained that “more than any project released by Arthur during his lifetime or posthumously by Audika, ‘Another Thought’ is the most worked over. The material was significantly edited and rearranged from the original source tapes”.

                        If the aim was to release a comprehensive exploration of every facet of Arthur’s music, from the most avant-garde of his avant-garde compositions through to the most disco-not-disco of his disco-not-disco tunes then the project was a spectacular failure. But as a coherent album of non-obvious pop music Another Thought is wonderful.

                        Starting with the sparse voice-and-cello of the title track, A Little Lost adds some guitar along with the sneaking suspicion that we’re listening to something nowhere near as simple as it first sounds. By the time we get to This Is How We Walk On The Moon - it could be the moment you notice the congas, or the percussion that’s been building behind them, or maybe it’s that blast of trumpet and trombone - we realise we’ve gone from splashing around to being completely submerged in the musical world of Arthur Russell.

                        From here the album heads off on its journey around the sounds of the left-field contemporary classical music of the time, re-directed towards pop ears, with minor detours through the swirling woozy disco of the half-remembered night before on In The Light Of The Miracle and My Tiger, My Timing. Whether it’s just Arthur, his cello and some bleeps on Just A Blip, or whether he has some vocal help as he does on the bounding Keeping Up, this is difficult music made so, so easy. And through it all is Arthur’s voice and cello. Sometimes drowned in distortion and sometimes clear as a bell, but always there somewhere.

                        A Sudden Chill finally returns us to the calmer waters we started in and this last track closes the album with a melancholy that’s not surprising given how soon after Arthur’s death the album was put together.

                        Whilst Another Thought holds together with the consistency of a proper album, there’s still no getting away from the fact that this was put together from audio recorded in different ways, in different places, with different people at different times. Those with keen ears will hear traces of tape hiss, the occasional blown-out note and some digital fuzz, all fingerprints of those original recordings as well as of the 1990s digital equipment that was used to piece Another Thought together.

                        Add to this Arthur’s obvious pleasure in making music from the sort of sounds that can make microphones, speakers and ears uncomfortable, it’s no surprise that Another Thought isn’t glossy and pristine. Don Christensen’s productions have been careful to not scrub up those original recordings so much that they lose their original vibe, understandable given that Arthur wasn’t around as a guide. We’ve applied a similarly light touch with the mastering for these Be With versions, just working to make sure they sound like they should on both the vinyl and the CD.

                        Despite the Discogs rumours, Another Thought was never originally released as an LP. So when it came to the sleeve for this Be With vinyl version we took the original CD artwork as a starting point to come up with something that looks like it could have been in the record racks back in 1993.

                        We have to thank Janette Beckman for helping us reproduce her iconic photograph of Arthur in his newspaper boat hat. One of many photographs she took of Arthur, Janette shot this in her New York studio back in 1986 for a short article in the January ’87 issue of The Face Magazine. Those with eagle-eyes will notice we’ve used an ever-so-slightly different shot from the one that appeared in The Face and then again on the original cover of Another Thought. The original has long since been lost so we’ve worked with what is left in Janette’s archives. And we also have to thank Tom Lee for giving us permission to reproduce his liner notes from the original CD booklet, together with Arthur’s lyrics.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        01 : A1 : Another Thought (02:16)
                        02 : A2 : A Little Lost (03:18)
                        03 : A3 : Home Away From Home (05:12)
                        04 : A4 : Lucky Cloud (02:16)

                        05 : B1 : This Is How We Walk On The Moon (04:42)
                        06 : B2 : Hollow Tree (02:30)
                        07 : B3 : See Through Love (04:46)

                        08 : C1 : Keeping Up (06:20)
                        09 : C2 : In The Light Of The Miracle (06:05)
                        10 : C3 : Lucky Cloud (Return) (03:00)
                        11 : C4 : Just A Blip (03:42)

                        12 : D1 : Me For Real (04:55)
                        13 : D2 : Losing My Taste For The Night Life (04:34)
                        14 : D3 : My Tiger, My Timing (05:41)
                        15 : D4 : A Sudden Chill (02:45)

                        The Fall

                        Slates LP - 2021 Reissue

                          LP edition compiles the six tracks from the original EP release, their March 1981 Peel session and an early '80s studio outtake. Liner notes by Brian Turner.

                          If The Fall truly is a cult band, then Slates both benefits from and reinforces such shrouded obsessions. In presenting these six particular songs as a 10-inch EP, the inherent and attractive difficulty of The Fall's sound is made physical, framing the urgency of their singles from this period (notably How I Wrote 'Elastic Man' and Lie Dream of a Casino Soul) alongside lengthy rumblings normally restricted to long players.

                          The tumbling and phased "Middle Mass" begins on an incredible high note, segueing into the snake-charm hypnotism of "An Older Lover Etc." "Slates, Slags, Etc." is built on stretched VU-inspired riffing, complete with ace feedback bleed that doubtlessly went on long after fade-out. Ultimately, it's the piercing chimes of guitar and marching drum grind of "Prole Art Threat" that elevates Slates beyond oddity. Truly one of Mark E. Smith's finest, busiest and most enigmatic performances, equally matched by a band at the peak of their powers.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Middle Mass
                          An Older Lover Etc.
                          Prole Art Threat
                          Fit And Working Again
                          Slates, Slags Etc.
                          Leave The Capitol
                          Middlemass (Peel Session)
                          Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul (Peel Session)
                          Hip Priest (Peel Session)
                          C'n'C - Hassle Schmuck (Peel Session)
                          Medical Acceptance Gate

                          Paul Weller

                          Illumination - 2021 Reissue

                            First ever vinyl reissue of Paul Weller’s sixth solo studio album Illumination. Originally released in September 2002, the UK #1 album includes the hit singles “It’s Written in The Stars” (#7) and “Leafy Mysteries” (#23) with guest performances from Carleen Anderson, Jocelyn Brown, Kelly Jones and Noel Gallagher. Features faithful original packaging replication including bespoke sleeve with rounded corners, cut at London’s Metropolis Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at MPO in France.


                            Chiastic Slide - 2021 Reissue

                            Autechre are probably the best thing to have ever come out of Rochdale; them and Lisa Stansfield. The duo of Rob Brown and Sean Booth have forged a sound and a legacy that would inspire a whole generation. They took electronica deep into the club and back again - one of those acts that sit as well amongst the lazers as it does the coffee table. Singular, innovative and altogether worshipped by their fans.

                            "Chiastic Slide" is one of the greatest electronic LP's of all time. Released in 1997 it left heads spinning with its still timeless production, uncanny ability to manipulate beats and deep emotive synthesis which would surely inspire BOC's "Music Has The Right To Children The Following Year". Now reissued alongside their other groundbreaking LP - "LP5". 

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Cipater
                            2 Rettic AC
                            3 Tewe
                            4 Cichli
                            5 Hub
                            6 Calbruc
                            7 Recury
                            8 Pule
                            9 Nuane


                            LP5 - 2021 Reissue

                            Second repress from Rochadale's finest electronica exponents this week. Alongside the amazingly innovative "Chiastic Slide", "LP5" is probably one of their most loved albums. Undeniably hi-tech, it plots a sonic path through alien soundscapes, future industry and showcases their clattering, plinkity-plonk drum programing to devastating effect. They toy with time stretch and tempo throughout; resulting in an experience which leaves the listener feeling quite elastic. Elsewhere they draw static and electromagnetic energy from their impressive array of gear; smothering the whole album in a crackly, charged patina which would fast become their trademark. Ending with the painfully sublime, "Drane2", this is emotion-riddled electronic music dreamt up by techno angels in North Face's.

                            Limited repress - don't sleep!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1 Acroyear2
                            2 777
                            3 Rae
                            4 Melve
                            5 Vose In
                            6 Fold4,Wrap5
                            7 Under BOAC
                            8 Corc
                            9 Caliper Remote
                            10 Arch Carrier
                            11 Drane2

                            Recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s Jazz City Studio in New Orleans in the early ‘70s and then lost to the ages, "Another Side" is one of Leo Nocentelli’s most personal and definitive moments ever cut to tape. A mixture of funky folk and rootsy, raw emotion (think Bill Withers and James Taylor meeting Allen Toussaint at Link Wray’s Three Track Shack), this previously unheard album shines like the sun on a spring day on the New Orleans fairgrounds. Backing Nocentelli is an all-star line-up of New Orleans royalty, including Allen Toussaint (piano), James Black (drums), and both George Porter Jr. (bass) and Zigaboo Modeliste (drums) of The Meters. Deeply introspective, the album features nine original songs by Nocentelli, plus a soulful rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song.” Half a century later, these recordings sound just as fresh and engaging as the day they were recorded.

                            What makes Another Side even more extraordinary, however, is the fact that the album—which could have easily become a classic in the ‘70s singer-songwriter canon—sat untouched for decades; miraculously surviving the devastating blow of Hurricane Katrina, only to be found 2,000 miles away at a Southern California swap meet in 2018 by record collector Mike Nishita.
                            The album’s incredible journey is documented in the liner notes by Sam Sweet (New York Times, Los Angeles Times), who spoke with Nocentelli and Nishita about the recording process and re-discovery of the tapes. Sweet’s full notes appear in the release’s accompanying booklet alongside hand-written lyrics by Leo Nocentelli. The first pressing of the vinyl edition will feature gold-foil treatment on cover and spine. Rounding out the package are original designs and layout by the multi GRAMMY®–winning designer Masaki Koike.

                            While Nocentelli was embedded in New Orleans’ R&B scene, he was also deeply inspired by the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rising singer-songwriters, and soon found himself exploring sounds that were miles away from his band’s hard-edged funk riffs. Whenever he had downtime from session work and shows, Nocentelli spent much of 1971 recording his newly-found, reflective, diaristic songs at Matassa’s Jazz City studio. Backed by longtime Meters bandmate George Porter Jr. on bass, Nocentelli crafted the lineups for his sessions to match the tone of the material. When he needed a pianist, he’d call Toussaint. For percussion on the slower songs, he used drummer Zigaboo Modeliste, but many of the tracks featured James Black—a frequent collaborator of Toussaint’s and a member of Ellis Marsalis’ jazz group, whom Nocentelli recalls as an “unbelievable” musician.

                            The recording, which Nocentelli fondly refers to as his “country-and-western-album,” paints a picture of a young man yearning to find a sense of purpose. “I was going through some changes which were reflected in the songs that I wrote during that time,” he tells Sweet. Among them is the mid-tempo “Getting Nowhere,” in which he expresses a sense of frustration, as he watches others find success around him. Similarly, “Till I Get There” details a man who is struggling to persevere in his goals. In the soaring “Tell Me Why,” meanwhile, the singer contemplates the existence of God.

                            Other songs center around fictional characters. “Pretty Mittie,” for instance, is sung from the perspective of a farmer who longs to give up his arduous life for the city. “You’ve Become a Habit” is about a man who falls for a sex worker named Fancy. “Riverfront” is based on stories that singer Aaron Neville shared, about his days working on the New Orleans waterfront. Nocentelli also chose to perform one cover: Elton John’s breakthrough hit, “Your Song.” The guitarist made the recently-released ballad his own—infusing it with a loping, head-nodding cadence, ever so tastefully “funkdafied” in true New Orleans fashion.

                            By the time that the album was finished, The Meters were busier than ever. They had just signed a record deal with Warner Brothers and were now the official house band at Toussaint’s studio, Sea-Saint. There, they not only backed artists on Toussaint’s Sehorn label but had also become the go-to session musicians for every major artist that recorded in New Orleans. Rather than focus on a solo career, Nocentelli poured his energies into The Meters’ next album. Eventually, time moved on, as did Nocentelli, and he decided to store his unreleased solo album at Sea-Saint for safekeeping.
                            In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Sea-Saint was among its victims. While Toussaint (who passed away in 2015) had sold the hallowed studio in the mid-90s, hundreds of his archived recordings remained in the building. The new owner salvaged what he could from the flooded building, shipping everything to a storage facility in Southern California. Boxes of tapes sat there for more than a decade before moving to another unit, which foreclosed a year later. The contents were purchased in a blind auction and, days later, sold at a swap meet. The fact that record collector Mike Nishita just happened to be there was pure kismet.

                            Nishita, a DJ and brother to “Money Mark” Nishita (of Beastie Boys fame), recognized the Sea-Saint label on the boxes and purchased all 673 master tapes at the swap meet. He inspected the contents with his friend Mario Caldato Jr., the longtime audio engineer for the Beastie Boys. In addition to masters from Irma Thomas, Dr. John, Lee Dorsey, and Toussaint, there was a quarter-inch reel with Nocentelli’s name on it. As Caldato and Nishita played it back, they knew they had something special.

                            “There was nothing else like it,” writes Sweet. “An acoustic album by the greatest funk guitarist who ever lived. It was the tape Mike would play for people to show them how special the collection was. The best album in the vault was something nobody knew existed.”

                            Eventually, Nishita and Nocentelli connected, “He was so grateful, so sincere,” recalls Nishita. “I just kept thinking about how this music needs to be heard…Especially when you look at all the things that had to fall into place for these tapes to survive and be discovered this way.” As Nocentelli simply puts it, “Things happen for a reason, man.”

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Thinking Of The Day
                            I Want To Cry
                            Pretty Mittie
                            Give Me Back My Loving
                            Getting Nowhere
                            Till I Get There
                            You've Become A Habit
                            Tell Me Why
                            Your Song

                            Inspiral Carpets

                            Life - 2021 Reissue

                              Originally released on 23rd April 1990, ‘Life’ was Inspiral Carpets’ debut record and reached #2 in the UK album charts, featuring the band’s most notable single ‘This Is How It Feels’. Regarded as one of the main components of the Madchester movement in the early 90s, the Inspirals went on to release a further three albums on Cow Records (via Mute Records) before disbanding in 1995.

                              This release sees ‘Life’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release and will be housed in a standard 12” sleeve on limited edition 140g gold vinyl.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. Real Thing
                              A2. Song For A Family
                              A3. This Is How It Feels
                              A4. Directing Traffik
                              A5. Besides Me
                              A6. Many Happy Returns
                              B1. Memories Of You
                              B2. She Comes In The Fall
                              B3. Monkey On My Back
                              B4. Sun Don’t Shine
                              B5. Inside My Head
                              B6. Sackville

                              Inspiral Carpets

                              The Beast Inside - 2021 Reissue

                                Originally released on 22nd April 1991, ‘The Beast Inside’ was Inspiral Carpets’ second record and reached #5 in the UK album charts, featuring the singles ‘Caravan’ & ‘Please Be Cruel’. This release sees ‘The Beast Inside’ re-issued on vinyl for the first time since its original release 30 years ago and will be housed in a widespine 12” sleeve on limited edition double 140g purple vinyl.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                A1. Caravan
                                A2. Please Be Cruel
                                A3. Born Yesterday
                                B1. Sleep Well Tonight
                                B2. Grip
                                B3. Beast Inside
                                C1. Skidoo
                                C2. Niagara
                                C3. Mermaid
                                D1. Further Away
                                D2. Dreams Are All We Have

                                Kelley Stoltz

                                Antique Glow - 20th Anniversary Edition

                                  Third Man Records is proud to announce the 20th anniversary expanded edition of Kelley Stoltz’s defining album Antique Glow. The announcement is heralded by the release of bonus track "Too Beck". Limited-edition "rainy nights" UK exclusive vinyl will be available on release day.

                                  Originally self-released in minuscule vinyl-only quantities in 2001, Antique Glow has served not only as a template for the length of Kelley Stoltz’s twenty-plus year career, but has also served as a compass for other Anglophile, TASCAM 388 home recording acolytes. Original copies featured Stoltz’s clever, wry and fanciful hand-painted adornments overtop reclaimed thrift store LP jackets, Third Man’s release here utilizes some of those original unused images for a die-cut sleeve that ultimately gives the listener six different possible album covers.

                                  The songs are by-and-large masterpieces of bedroom pop magic. From the whispering “Here Comes the Sun”-adjacent acoustic underpinnings of album opener “Perpetual Night” through the fuzz-threaded leads of “Are You Electric?” Stoltz’s inspirations are impeccable and clear. Sixties Davies British Invasion through 80’s British Bunnymen post-punk, with appropriate off-shoots into West Coast American pop-psych, Velvets-indebted hooliganism and Drake/CSNY acoustic attenuations, the end result is pure joy.

                                  On the expanded version, standout tracks previously relegated to an Australian tour-only CD (like the breathlessly cinematic “Old Pictures”) see their first-ever vinyl and digital release while there’s an additional 10 songs from the Antique Glow-era seeing their first ever release in any format. The cutting room floor quality here is second-to-none, Stoltz clearly gifted with the curse of writing too many indelible songs, so the newly released “Too Beck” (originally cast off by Kelley because he thought “it sounded too much like Beck”) and “Umbrella” stand firm as some of the best, most timeless music Stoltz has ever released... a full two decades after he recorded them!

                                  With all instruments and vocals performed by Stoltz, the singularity of vision here is impeccably clear and executed.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Perpetual Night
                                  2. Crystal Ball
                                  3. Jewel Of The Evening
                                  4. Underwater's Where The Action Is
                                  5. One Thousand Rainy Days
                                  6. Tubes In The Moonlight
                                  7. 26th Street Floor
                                  8. Are You Electric
                                  9. Please Visit Soon
                                  10. Listen Darkly
                                  11. Fake Day
                                  12. Mean Marianne
                                  13. Mt. Fuji
                                  14. Silver Lining

                                  15. Old Pictures (Bonus Track)
                                  16. Immobile Bones (Bonus Track)
                                  17. You'll Find The Truth In The Frying Pan (Bonus Track)
                                  18. You And Me And 100 Others (Bonus Track)
                                  19. You're Making Me Yawn (Bonus Track)
                                  20. Interplanetary Wisdom (Bonus Track)
                                  21. Harmonica Makes The Doggy Go Wild (Bonus Track)
                                  22. Dead John (Bonus Track)
                                  23. Baby's Fingers (Bonus Track)
                                  24. Too Beck (Bonus Track)
                                  25. Discount City VU (Bonus Track)
                                  26. Umbrella (Bonus Track)
                                  27. Spilled Milk (Live On PBS) (Bonus Track)

                                  John Foxx

                                  Church - Reissue

                                    Church is a sister album to John Foxx’s The Garden (40th anniversary edition). Many elements of the original Church booklet, which was part of the original 1981 The Garden release, are integrated into the gatefold artwork. Church features singles, B-sides and out-takes from the same period, along with the Miles Away single when Foxx re-introduced more traditional instrumentation to his electronic template.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1 This Jungle
                                    2 Miles Away
                                    3 A Long Time
                                    4 Fog 
                                    5 Swimmer I
                                    6 Swimmer II
                                    7 Swimmer III
                                    8 Swimmer IV


                                    Nevermind - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                      Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release this reissue is spread over four formats:

                                      5CD + BLU-RAY SUPER DELUXE
                                      Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind Super Deluxe contains 5 CDs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes along with 4 complete concerts from the Nevermind tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Additionally, a Blu-ray of the complete and newly remastered in HD Live in Amsterdam concert video is included along with a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

                                      2CD DELUXE
                                      Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind 2CD Deluxe Edition contains the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and selections from 4 concerts on the Nevermind tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan.

                                      1LP + 7 inch
                                      Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, Nevermind has been newly remastered from the original analog tapes. The 1LP version has been expanded to a premium tip-on gatefold jacket for the first time and includes a brand new 7-inch vinyl.

                                      8LP SUPER DELUXE
                                      Commemorating the 30th anniversary of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 release, the Nevermind 8LP Super Deluxe contains 8 180-gram LPs showcasing the newly remastered album from the original analog tapes and 4 concerts on the Nevermind Tour from Amsterdam, Netherlands; Del Mar, California; Melbourne, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Also included is a first-ever 7-inch for “Endless, Nameless” with B-sides “Even In His Youth” and “Aneurysm,” and a 40-page hardcover book with unreleased photos.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Super Deluxe Edition 5CD (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)
                                      CD 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      In Bloom
                                      Come As You Are
                                      Territorial Pissings
                                      Drain You
                                      Lounge Act
                                      Stay Away
                                      On A Plain
                                      Something In The Way
                                      CD 2 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)
                                      Drain You*
                                      Floyd The Barber*
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit*
                                      About A Girl*
                                      Come As You Are*
                                      Been A Son
                                      Negative Creep*
                                      On A Plain*
                                      Love Buzz*
                                      Territorial Pissings*
                                      CD 3 - Live In Del Mar, California (Pat O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)
                                      Drain You
                                      Floyd The Barber*
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      About A Girl*
                                      Come As You Are*
                                      Territorial Pissings*
                                      CD 4 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)*
                                      Drain You
                                      About A Girl
                                      Come As You Are
                                      Lounge Act
                                      In Bloom
                                      Love Buzz
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      Feedback Jam
                                      Negative Creep
                                      On A Plain
                                      CD 5 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)*
                                      Negative Creep
                                      Been A Son
                                      On A Plain
                                      Come As You Are
                                      Drain You
                                      About A Girl
                                      Love Buzz
                                      Territorial Pissings
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      Blu-ray - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)*
                                      Drain You
                                      Floyd The Barber
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      About A Girl
                                      Come As You Are
                                      Been A Son
                                      Negative Creep
                                      On A Plain
                                      Love Buzz
                                      Territorial Pissings

                                      Super Deluxe 8LP (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)

                                      LP 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
                                      In Bloom (Side A)
                                      Come As You Are (Side A)
                                      Breed (Side A)
                                      Lithium (Side A)
                                      Polly (Side A)
                                      Territorial Pissings (Side B)
                                      Drain You (Side B)
                                      Lounge Act (Side B)
                                      Stay Away (Side B)
                                      On A Plain (Side B)
                                      Something In The Way (Side B)
                                      LP 2 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991)
                                      Drain You* (Side A)
                                      Aneurysm* (Side A)
                                      School (Side A)
                                      Floyd The Barber* (Side A)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit* (Side B)
                                      About A Girl* (Side B)
                                      Polly* (Side B)
                                      Lithium (Side B)
                                      LP 3 - Live In Amsterdam, Netherlands (Paradiso, November 25, 1991) (continued)
                                      Sliver* (Side A)
                                      Breed (Side A)
                                      Come As You Are* (Side A)
                                      Been A Son (Side A)
                                      Negative Creep* (Side A)
                                      On A Plain* (Side B)
                                      Blew (Side B)
                                      Love Buzz* (Side B)
                                      Territorial Pissings* (Side B)
                                      LP 4 - Live In Del Mar, California (Pat O'Brien Pavilion, Del Mar Fairgrounds, December 28, 1991)
                                      Drain You (Side A)
                                      Aneurysm (Side A)
                                      School* (Side A)
                                      Floyd The Barber* (Side A)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
                                      About A Girl* (Side A)
                                      Polly (Side B)
                                      Sliver (Side B)
                                      Breed* (Side B)
                                      Come As You Are* (Side B)
                                      Lithium* (Side B)
                                      Territorial Pissings* (Side B)
                                      LP 5 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)*
                                      Aneurysm (Side A)
                                      Drain You (Side A)
                                      School (Side A)
                                      Sliver (Side A)
                                      About A Girl (Side B)
                                      Come As You Are (Side B)
                                      Lithium (Side B)
                                      Breed (Side B)
                                      Polly (Side B)
                                      LP 6 - Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J (The Palace, St. Kilda, February 1, 1992)* (continued)
                                      Lounge Act (Side A)
                                      In Bloom (Side A)
                                      Love Buzz (Side A)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
                                      Feedback Jam (Side B)
                                      Negative Creep (Side B)
                                      On A Plain (Side B)
                                      Blew (Side B)
                                      LP 7 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)*
                                      Negative Creep (Side A)
                                      Been A Son (Side A)
                                      On A Plain (Side A)
                                      Blew (Side A)
                                      Come As You Are (Side A)
                                      Lithium (Side B)
                                      Breed (Side B)
                                      Sliver (Side B)
                                      Drain You (Side B)
                                      LP 8 - Live In Tokyo, Japan (Nakano Sunplaza, February 19, 1992)* (continued)
                                      About A Girl (Side A)
                                      School (Side A)
                                      Aneurysm (Side A)
                                      Love Buzz (Side A)
                                      Polly (Side B)
                                      Territorial Pissings (Side B)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side B)
                                      Endless, Nameless (Side A)
                                      Even In His Youth (Side B)
                                      Aneurysm (Side B)

                                      Deluxe Edition 2CD (* Denotes Previously Unreleased)
                                      CD 1 - Nevermind (Original Album Remastered)
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit
                                      In Bloom
                                      Come As You Are
                                      Territorial Pissings
                                      Drain You
                                      Lounge Act
                                      Stay Away
                                      On A Plain
                                      Something In The Way
                                      CD 2 - Live On Nevermind Tour
                                      Negative Creep (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992)*
                                      Been A Son (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
                                      On A Plain (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
                                      Blew (Live In Tokyo, Japan 1992) *
                                      Aneurysm (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
                                      Drain You (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
                                      School (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
                                      Lounge Act (Live In Melbourne, Australia For Triple J 1992) *
                                      Sliver (Live In Del Mar, California 1991)
                                      Breed (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
                                      Come As You Are (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
                                      Lithium (Live In Del Mar, California 1991) *
                                      Floyd The Barber (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
                                      About A Girl (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *
                                      Territorial Pissings (Live At The Paradiso, Amsterdam 1991) *

                                      1LP + 7"
                                      LP 1
                                      Smells Like Teen Spirit (Side A)
                                      In Bloom (Side A)
                                      Come As You Are (Side A)
                                      Breed (Side A)
                                      Lithium (Side A)
                                      Polly (Side A)
                                      Territorial Pissings (Side B)
                                      Drain You (Side B)
                                      Lounge Act (Side B)
                                      Stay Away (Side B)
                                      On A Plain (Side B)
                                      Something In The Way (Side B)
                                      Endless, Nameless (Side A)
                                      Even In His Youth (Side B)
                                      Aneurysm (Side B)

                                      Durutti Column

                                      A Paean To Wilson (Deluxe Edition)

                                        A Paean to Wilson is still arguably Vini Reilly and the Durutti Column's most important and consistent piece of work since the demise of the original and seminal Factory Records in the early 1990's. On this release we have the ‘F4 Heaven Sent’ tracks released on vinyl for the first time. They first appeared in 2005 via Wilson's project F4, as being the fourth version of Factory Records. Originally it was download-only release, Heaven Sent (It Was Called Digital, It Was Heaven Sent). A six track CD of personal dedications by Vini ironically the last piece is titled Anthony. Originally this was commissioned for the MIF (Manchester International Festival) where it was premiered in July 2009. Vin had already composed pieces for Tony to listen to whilst he was ill in hospital and it was from here that the project developed.

                                        This release belatedly coincides with the new Paul Morley Biography ‘Manchester with Love: The Life and Opinions of Tony ...’Ever critical of Vini's voice, but ever a fierce champion of his talent, the late Tony Wilson would surely appreciate this instrumental tribute by The Durutti Column. ‘Near the beginning of the final night of the Durutti Column's 70-minute international festival tribute to Tony Wilson, A Paean to Wilson, guitarist Vini Reilly announced that he wouldn't be singing: "So you won't have to put up with my awful voice and schoolboy lyrics." If Wilson was with us, he would have chuckled. The Granada presenter-turned-Factory Records boss spent years urging his first signing to stop singing, and concentrate on the virtuosity that led Red Hot Chili Pepper John Frusciante to call Reilly "the greatest guitarist in the world". Two years after his death, Wilson got his way, one of many lovely touches in a very personal, emotional and often warmly funny musical tribute. Wilson signed Joy Division and Happy Mondays, yet never gave up on this cult band he adored, working with them even after his legendary label went bankrupt.

                                        A complex man, Wilson was an academic thinker who revelled in Steve Coogan's affectionate, Alan Partridge-style send-up of him. And this tribute was no different. At one point, Reilly known for melancholy launched into something resembling an Irish jig. "Tony loved to laugh," he explained. "He loved absurdities." After the humour came exquisitely mournful music. With Reilly and drummer Bruce Mitchell augmented by bass, keyboard, violin, electric piano, drum machine and trumpet, the band's beautiful pieces reflected Wilson's love of rock and classical. Reilly's plangent guitar work showed grief's emotional spectrum, from sadness to overdriven anger. As in life, Wilson had the last word, his recorded voice expounding thoughts on socialism with an eerie echo. Silence followed as Manchester pondered the loss of one of its truly larger-than-life characters. Then everybody cheered.'

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        I/Or Are You Just A Technician
                                        III/Quatro Two
                                        V/Stuki VI/Along Came Poppy Three
                                        VIII/Duet With Piano
                                        IX/Darkness Here Four
                                        X/Catos Revisited
                                        XI/The Truth
                                        XII/How Unbelievable Five
                                        XV/Neil Six

                                        The Wombats

                                        The Wombats Proudly Present... This Modern Glitch (10th Anniversary Edition)

                                          Limited edition, expanded 10th anniversary pressing which contains the original album pressed on ‘sky blue’ coloured vinyl. The release also includes a bonus 12” featuring all 12 B-sides from the Jump Into The Fog, Anti-D, Techno Fan (which world renowned DJ, Diplo is a big fan of) and Our Perfect Disease singles pressed on ‘golden sand’ coloured vinyl. Includes two art prints featuring the album cover plus the alternative cover shot that featured on the original deluxe boxset at the time.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. The Wombats - Our Perfect Disease [Sound Recording]
                                          2. The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves) [Sound Recording]
                                          3. The Wombats - Jump Into The Fog [Sound Recording]
                                          4. The Wombats - Anti-D [Sound Recording]
                                          5. The Wombats - Last Night I Dreamt... [Sound Recording]
                                          6. The Wombats - Techno Fan [Sound Recording]
                                          7. The Wombats - 1996 [Sound Recording]
                                          8. The Wombats - Walking Disasters [Sound Recording]
                                          9. The Wombats - Girls / Fast Cars [Sound Recording]
                                          10. The Wombats - Schumacher The Champagne [Sound Recording]
                                          11. The Wombats - Addicted To The Cure [Sound Recording]
                                          12. The Wombats - Valentine [Sound Recording]
                                          13. The Wombats - How I Miss Sally Bray [Sound Recording]
                                          14. The Wombats - I'm A Robot Like You [Sound Recording]
                                          15. The Wombats - Wonderful Distraction [Sound Recording]
                                          16. The Wombats - Dear Hamburg [Sound Recording]
                                          17. The Wombats - Shock Goodbyes And P45's [Sound Recording]
                                          18. The Wombats - Avalanche [Sound Recording]
                                          19. The Wombats - Trampolining [Sound Recording]
                                          20. The Wombats - IOU's [Sound Recording]
                                          21. The Wombats - Guillotine [Sound Recording]
                                          22. The Wombats - Reynold's Park [Sound Recording]

                                          All Them Witches

                                          Dying Surfer Meets His Maker - 2021 Reissue

                                            All Them Witches are an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of drummer Robby Staebler, vocalist / multi-instrumentalist Charles Michael Parks Jr., guitarist Ben McLeod and keyboardist Allan Van Cleave. The band’s musical style incorporates elements from multiple genres, such as hard rock, stoner rock, psychedelia, neopsychedelia, blues, folk and southern rock; however, Julian Marszalek of The Quietus noted that: “... this isn’t blues of the ‘woke-up-this-morning’ variety but one of malaise, anxiety and fear brought on a by world seemingly dead set on destruction; nor is this an escapist variant of psychedelia wherein one form of reality is jettisoned in favour of another for reasons of cheap thrills.”

                                            All Them Witches

                                            Lightning At The Door - 2021 Reissue

                                              All Them Witches Are An American Rock Band From Nashville, Tennessee. The Band Consists Of Drummer Robby Staebler, Vocalist / Multi-instrumentalist Charles Michael Parks Jr., Guitarist Ben McLeod And Keyboardist Allan Van Cleave. The Band’s Musical Style Incorporates Elements From Multiple Genres, Such As Hard Rock, Stoner Rock, Psychedelia, Neopsychedelia, Blues, Folk And Southern Rock; However, Julian Marszalek Of The Quietus Noted That: “... This Isn’t Blues Of The ‘woke-up-this-morning’ Variety But One Of Malaise, Anxiety And Fear Brought On A By World Seemingly Dead Set On Destruction; Nor Is This An Escapist Variant Of Psychedelia Wherein One Form Of Reality Is Jettisoned In Favour Of Another For Reasons Of Cheap Thrills.


                                              KID A MNESIA

                                                Radiohead announces KID A MNESIA, a multiple format triple-album release marking the 21st anniversary of Kid A and Amnesiac, out via XL Recordings.

                                                KID A MNESIA collects Radiohead’s fourth and fifth albums alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc titled Kid Amnesiae. Exclusive to this release, Kid Amnesiae is comprised of unearthed material culled from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions. Along with alternate versions and elements of Kid A and Amnesiac album tracks and B-Sides, Kid Amnesiae features the never-before-heard "If You Say the Word” and a previously unreleased studio recording of "Follow Me Around." 

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                Kid A:
                                                Side A:
                                                1. Everything In Its Right Place
                                                2. Kid A
                                                3. The National Anthem
                                                4. How To Disappear Completely
                                                5. Treefingers
                                                Side B:
                                                1. Optimistic
                                                2. In Limbo
                                                3. Idioteque
                                                4. Morning Bell
                                                5. Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                Side C:
                                                1. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
                                                2. Pyramid Song
                                                3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
                                                4. You And Whose Army?
                                                5. I Might Be Wrong
                                                Side D:
                                                1. Knives Out
                                                2. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
                                                3. Dollars And Cents
                                                4. Hunting Bears
                                                5. Like Spinning Plates
                                                6. Life In A Glasshouse

                                                Kid Amnesiae:
                                                Side E:
                                                1. Like Spinning Plates (‘Why Us?’ Version)
                                                2. Untitled V1
                                                3. Fog (Again Again Version)
                                                4. If You Say The Word
                                                5. Follow Me Around
                                                Side F:
                                                1. Pulk/Pull (True Love Waits Version)
                                                2. Untitled V2
                                                3. The Morning Bell (In The Dark Version)
                                                4. Pyramid Strings
                                                5. Alt. Fast Track
                                                6. Untitled V3
                                                7. How To Disappear Into Strings

                                                CD Tracklisting:
                                                CD1 Kid A:
                                                1. Everything In Its Right Place
                                                2. Kid A
                                                3. The National Anthem
                                                4. How To Disappear Completely
                                                5. Treefingers
                                                6. Optimistic
                                                7. In Limbo
                                                8. Idioteque
                                                9. Morning Bell
                                                10. Motion Picture Soundtrack

                                                CD2 Amnesiac:
                                                1. Packt Like Sardines In A Crushd Tin Box
                                                2. Pyramid Song
                                                3. Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors
                                                4. You And Whose Army?
                                                5. I Might Be Wrong
                                                6. Knives Out
                                                7. Morning Bell/Amnesiac
                                                8. Dollars And Cents
                                                9. Hunting Bears
                                                10. Like Spinning Plates
                                                11. Life In A Glasshouse

                                                CD3 Kid Amnesiae:
                                                1. Like Spinning Plates (‘Why Us?’ Version)
                                                2. Untitled V1
                                                3. Fog (Again Again Version)
                                                4. If You Say The Word
                                                5. Follow Me Around
                                                6. Pulk/Pull (True Love Waits Version)
                                                7. Untitled V2
                                                8. The Morning Bell (In The Dark Version)
                                                9. Pyramid Strings
                                                10. Alt. Fast Track
                                                11. Untitled V3
                                                12. How To Disappear Into Strings 

                                                Ash Ra Tempel

                                                Schwingungen - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                  We proudly announce the authorised 50th Anniversary Edition 2021 of the 1972 Original release , one of the most important German Krautrock albums in a 2021 re-cut carefully overseen by Manuel Göttsching himself.

                                                  As for the info we refer to Julian Cope´s review in his “Krautrocksampler” Book, Publisher : Head Heritage (1 Oct. 1995) :

                                                  “Beware of Schwingungen!” That should be the large sticker on the front of all copies of this record. For it is dangerous to be casually introduced to something that is life-changing, as I found out to my cost when first listening to this record. It all starts fairly simply and without any cause for alarm - “Look at Your Sun” begins with a Doorsy lone groover guitar begins a pedestrian blues, beautiful. Then the most crushed voice, a cross between Johnny Rotten and Tiny Tim, preaches its way into the proceeds. God, it is beautiful - John L. repeats over and over, “We are all one, we are all one”, until a howling fuzztone solo guitar blows the whole onechord “Signed D.C.” ringing-cymbals torture to an end. And then the most far out track of all begins. This is called “Flower Must Die” and it is a free-rock giant that transcends everything else in its field (there are no contenders.) As I've written before, PIL sounds like this. John L. was John Lydon in a previous incarnation. After a slow weird build, a frantic streamlined one-chord mantra kicks in and it’s like the Stooges’ Funhouse period but in a Righteous Vision Zone that fucks them right off. Phasing tears at the whole tracks as this Holy Racket crosses into Hyper-space and everything gets all hyphenated just-for-the-sake-of-it. “Flowers Must Die”, man, it’s fucked up.

                                                  Over on Side 2, the title-track (“Vibrations”) begins poetically enough with Wolfgang Muller’s epic and hugely reverbed vibraphone. Organ fades in and FX guitars, and time passes by. Finally, tom-toms roll and the developing pace is built upon until that great eternal chord sequence finally materialises — this is the one that Göttsching and Enke believed was the sound of heaven. They may have been right. And Schwingungen was a gift from the Gods.“

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Side A :
                                                  Light And Darkness
                                                  A1. Light: Look At Your Sun 6:20
                                                  A2. Darkness: Flowers Must Die 12:20
                                                  Side B :
                                                  Schwingungen 19:00

                                                  Lee Moses

                                                  How Much Longer Must I Wait? Singles & Rarities 1965-1972 - Reissue

                                                  After reissuing his much sought-after “Time and Place” LP, many questions still remained (Lee was a mysterious man!) – but the one asked most was, ‘where’s “Bad Girl”?!’ Not included on his lone LP, “Bad Girl” is an undisputed Southern soul classic – arguably the song Lee Moses’ legacy rests on. While we may never know all we wish we knew about the man behind the music, we can finally complete the picture of his work. You know – the tunes! And what tunes they are.

                                                  “How Much Longer Must I Wait?” Singles & rarities 1965-1972 collects all of Lee Moses’ non-album singles and B-sides, plus three never-released tracks together for the first time ever. Most of the material here pre-dates 1971’s “Time and Place”, reflecting his initial bid for stardom via a series of now-legendary 45s recorded with Atlanta producer Johnny Brantley. As for the unreleased recordings – much like the man himself, little is known about them. What remains is an oeuvre that has become synonymous with raw and emotionally charged Southern soul. Essential listening for anyone with a heart.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Side A
                                                  01. My Adorable One
                                                  02. Diana (From NYC)
                                                  03. Reach Out I'll Be There
                                                  04. Day Tripper
                                                  05. Bad Girl Pt. 1
                                                  06. Bad Girl Pt. 2
                                                  07. I'm Sad About It
                                                  08. How Much Longer (Must I Wait?)
                                                  09. You Are Too Much For The Human Heart

                                                  Side B
                                                  01. If Loving You Is A Crime (I'll Always Be Guilty)
                                                  02. Never In My Life
                                                  03. I Can't Take No Chances
                                                  04. Dark End Of The Street
                                                  05. She's A Bad Girl
                                                  06. Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
                                                  07. What Do You Do

                                                  The Black Keys

                                                  El Camino (10th Anniversary Edition)

                                                    El Camino was produced by Danger Mouse and The Black Keys and was recorded in the band’s then-new hometown of Nashville during the spring of 2011. The Black Keys won three awards at the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards for El Camino – Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album – among other worldwide accolades. In the UK, the band was nominated for a BRIT Award (Best International Group) and an NME Award (Best International Band). The week of release, the band performed on Saturday Night Live, The Colbert Report, and the Late Show with David Letterman, and later that year, went on to perform their first Madison Square Garden show.

                                                    Rolling Stone, which featured the band on their cover around the release, hailed El Camino for bringing ‘raw, riffed-out power back to pop’s lexicon,’ and called it ‘the Keys’ grandest pop gesture yet, augmenting dark-hearted fuzz blasts with sleekly sexy choruses and Seventies-glam flair.’ The Guardian said, ‘They sound like a band who think they've made the year's best rock'n'roll album, probably because that's exactly what they've done.’

                                                    In the newly written liner notes for El Camino (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition), David Fricke says:
                                                    The story of the Black Keys' seventh album, named after an automobile, long out of fashion and featured nowhere in the artwork, begins on a sidewalk in the middle of a blizzard. On the afternoon of January 9, 2011, singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney stood on the pavement outside the Bowery Hotel in New York City, saw the weather turning vicious, looked at each other and came to the same decision: They had to get off the road.

                                                    The night before, the duo scored another first in a season getting crowded with them: The Black Keys' debut appearance on Saturday Night Live, performing ‘Howlin' for You’ and ‘Tighten Up’, the breakout singles from their latest release, Brothers. Two days earlier, Brothers – the Keys' first Top 5 album, released in May 2010 – became their first Gold record, passing a half-million in sales thanks to heavy FM rotation and a near-year of gigging, now set to run deep into 2011 including a prestige slot at Coachella and victory laps in Europe and Australia.

                                                    The Keys "tried to settle down" after cancelling the tour, Carney says. But that didn't last. "I said, 'We should just make another record.' And I asked Dan if we should get Danger Mouse" – the hip-hop and modern-rock producer, real name Brian Burton, who worked on the Keys' 2008 record, Attack & Release, and co-produced ‘Tighten Up’. Auerbach and Carney did not have any new songs, but as the drummer notes, "Most of our records – we don't have material when we start. Brothers was made up in the studio."

                                                    In the UK, the record gave the band their first top 10 hit, and in the US it debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200. The band was also the #1 most played artist at Alternative and AAA radio formats for 2012 in the US. The album’s first single, ‘Lonely Boy’: reached #1 on the Alternative and AAA charts; it also entered the top 10 at Rock radio. The second single, ‘Gold on the Ceiling’, also reached #1 on Alternative radio and the third single, ‘Little Black Submarines’, reached the top 3 at Alternative radio.

                                                    El Camino has been certified Double Platinum in the US; Platinum in the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, and the Netherlands; Triple Platinum in Australia and New Zealand; Quadruple Platinum in Canada; and Gold in Austria, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Spain, and Switzerland. Of the album’s singles, ‘Lonely Boy’ was certified Double Platinum in the US, nine-times Platinum in Canada, Triple Platinum in Australia, Platinum in New Zealand, and Gold in Denmark and the UK. ‘Gold on the Ceiling’ was certified Platinum in the United States, Australia, and Canada. ‘Little Black Submarines’ was certified Platinum in the United States. The Black Keys also were nominated for an MTV European Music Award in 2012.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    DISC 1: EL CAMINO (2021 REMASTER)
                                                    Side A
                                                    1. Lonely Boy
                                                    2. Dead And Gone
                                                    3. Gold On The Ceiling
                                                    4. Little Black Submarines
                                                    5. Money Maker
                                                    Side B
                                                    1. Run Right Back
                                                    2. Sister
                                                    3. Hell Of A Season
                                                    4. Stop Stop
                                                    5. Nova Baby
                                                    6. Mind Eraser

                                                    DISC 2: LIVE IN PORTLAND, ME.
                                                    (PART 1)
                                                    Side C
                                                    1. Howlin’ For You
                                                    2. Next Girl
                                                    3. Run Right Back
                                                    4. Same Old Thing
                                                    5. Dead And Gone
                                                    Side D
                                                    1. Gold On The Ceiling
                                                    2. Thickfreakness
                                                    3. Girl Is On My Mind
                                                    4. I'll Be Your Man / Your Touch
                                                    5. Little Black Submarines

                                                    DISC 3: LIVE IN PORTLAND, ME.
                                                    (PART 2)
                                                    Side E
                                                    1. Money Maker
                                                    2. Strange Times
                                                    3. Chop And Change
                                                    4. Nova Baby
                                                    5. Ten Cent Pistol
                                                    Side F
                                                    1. Tighten Up
                                                    2. Lonely Boy
                                                    3. Everlasting Light
                                                    4. She’s Long Gone
                                                    5. I Got Mine

                                                    DISC 4: BBC SESSION
                                                    Side A
                                                    1. Howlin’ For You *
                                                    2. Next Girl *
                                                    3. Gold On The Ceiling *
                                                    4. Thickfreakness *
                                                    5. I’ll Be Your Man *
                                                    6. Your Touch *
                                                    Side B
                                                    1. Little Black Submarines *
                                                    2. Dead And Gone *
                                                    3. Tighten Up *
                                                    4. Lonely Boy *
                                                    5. I Got Mine *

                                                    DISC 5: ELECTRO-VOX SESSION
                                                    Side A
                                                    1. Dead And Gone *
                                                    2. Gold On The Ceiling *
                                                    3. Howlin’ For You *
                                                    4. Lonely Boy *
                                                    Side B
                                                    1. Money Maker *
                                                    2. Next Girl *
                                                    3. Run Right Back *
                                                    4. Sister *
                                                    5. Tighten Up *

                                                    * Super Deluxe Editions Only.

                                                    The Fall

                                                    Rock Against Racism Christmas Party 1977

                                                      The classic second line up of The Fall, classic material too. Mark E. Smith (vocals), Martin Bramah (guitar), Tony Friel (bass), Una Baines (keyboards), Karl Burns (drums). Tony Friel’ s last gig before he went off to join Dick Witts in The Passage. The Fall set was recorded on cassette by Chris Hewitt , a copy was given to Bernie Wilcox RAR gig organiser who passed it on to Mark. Mark thought it was such an important gig recording despite not being brilliant quality that he asked Chis could The Fall release it – so it first appeared on CD in 1999. In 2013 Mark E Smith told Chris Hewitt it was now due a release on vinyl and would he sort it out on Ozit. It has taken a bit of time since Mark’s suggestion but here it is.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      Side One

                                                      1 Psycho Mafia
                                                      2 Last Orders
                                                      3 Repetition
                                                      4 Dresden Dolls
                                                      5 Hey Fascist
                                                      6 Frightened
                                                      7 Industrial Estate.

                                                      Side Two

                                                      1 Stepping Out
                                                      2 Bingo Masters Breakout
                                                      3 Oh Brother
                                                      4 Cop It
                                                      5 Futures And Pasts
                                                      6 Louie Louie 

                                                      Alison Cotton

                                                      All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre - 2021 Reissue

                                                        'All Is Quiet...' begins in cold droned echoes of Nico's 'Frozen Warnings' but Cotton laments vanishing English customs, performance & countryside. Viola, harmonium & recorders bring lost sounds – the deathly percussive march of 'A Tragedy In The Tithe Barn', ballad themes of departure in 'The Bells of St. Agnes'.

                                                        Cotton's music searches a past of stillness & desolation but where Nico's is an icy tundra, Cotton's viola and choral layers hold earthy, distinctly English experimental resonances with early music modalities. It's mournful, yes, but with contemplative spaces of light & renewal.

                                                        Sounds like: John Cale & Nico, Tony Conrad, Laura Cannell, Linda Perhacs

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        All Is Quiet At The Ancient Theatre
                                                        The Last Sense To Leave Us
                                                        36 Dramatic Situations
                                                        The Bells Of St Agnes
                                                        A Tragedy In The Tithe Barn

                                                        Alison Cotton

                                                        Only Darkness Now - 2021 Reissue

                                                          With gliding viola & choral forces, Only Darkness Now is a more alive, peopled landscape than its predecessor. Moods remain contemplative, concerned with vivid, historical netherworlds & torments – we see this in extended album centrepiece 'Behind the Spiderweb Gate' and in 'In Solitude I Will Fade Away'. However despite its title Only Darkness now has a brighter expanse:

                                                          Cotton layers viola, chimes & Omnichord - an electrical ghost-like medieval drone, alongside percussion, harmonium, piano & voice. This is a confident record, lifting Shirt of Lace by medieval revivalist Dorothy Carter, from Celtic lament to cathedral like grandeur.

                                                          Sounds like: Max Richter. Tony Conrad. The Unthanks. Laura Cannell.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Behind The Spiderweb Gates
                                                          In Solitude I Will Fade Away
                                                          How My Heart Bled In Bleeding Heart Yard
                                                          The Hill Was Hollow
                                                          Shirt Of Lace


                                                          Beautiful Garbage - 2021 Remastered Edition

                                                            Beautiful Garbage is the third studio album from Garbage, initially released on October 1, 2001. Marking a departure from the sound the band had established on their first two releases, Garbage & Version 2.0, the album was written and recorded over the course of a year, when lead singer Shirley Manson chronicled their efforts weekly online, becoming one of the first high-profile musicians to keep an Internet blog. The album expanded on the band's musical variety, with stronger melodies, more direct lyrics, and sounds mixing rock with electronica, new wave, hip hop, and girl groups.

                                                            Other Lives

                                                            Tamer Animals - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                              10th anniversary reissue of this wonderful LP from the finest purveyors of lush orchestral epic and widescreen baroque indie rock.

                                                              Taking over 14 painstaking months to put together, ‘Tamer Animals’ was inspired by Sigur Ros, Ennio Morricone and Godspeed You Black Emperor, and is sure to appeal to fans of Grizzly Bear, Kurt Vile and Fleet Foxes.

                                                              “Tamer Animals’ feels organic and lovingly crafted, a record whose lushness often invites you to simply collapse into it” – Pitchfork.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Dark Horse
                                                              2. As I Lay My Head Down
                                                              3. For 12
                                                              4. Tamer Animals
                                                              5. Dust Bowl III
                                                              6. Weather
                                                              7. Old Statues
                                                              8. Woodwind
                                                              9. Desert
                                                              10. Landforms
                                                              11. Heading East

                                                              Bonus Download Tracks
                                                              Glass Leaves
                                                              Take Us Alive
                                                              Dead In The Water
                                                              Great Sky
                                                              Living Dead
                                                              Song Song
                                                              This Is Not
                                                              Dust Bowl 1 

                                                              John Foxx

                                                              The Garden - 40th Anniversary Edition

                                                                40th anniversary gatefold and ltd edition version of John Foxx’s classic 1981 album, The Garden featuring the singles Europe After The Rain and Dancing Like A Gun.  

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1 Europe After The Rain
                                                                2 Systems Of Romance
                                                                3 When I Was A Man And You Were A Woman
                                                                4 Dancing Like A Gun
                                                                5 Pater Noster Side Two
                                                                6 Night Suit 7 You Were There
                                                                8 Fusion/Fission
                                                                9 Walk Away
                                                                10 The Garden 

                                                                Pink Floyd

                                                                A Momentary Lapse Of Reason - 2019 Remix

                                                                  The release of ‘The Later Years’ project in 2019 gave an opportunity for a fresh overview of the ‘A Momentary Lapse Of Reason’ album, originally released in 1987. By returning to some of Richard Wright's original keyboard takes, and by re-recording new drum tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored a better creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.

                                                                  The album also showcases new and updated artwork with a previously unused image from the original photo shoot featuring the iconic beds on the beach.


                                                                  Coming Up (25th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                    Issued in 1996, “Coming Up” was Suede’s third album, and the first with the new line-up, featuring Richard Oakes on guitar and Neil Codling on keyboards. It is home to no less than five UK Top Ten singles - “Trash”, “Beautiful Ones”, “Lazy”, “Filmstar” and “Saturday Night” - all of which remain in Suede’s live set to this day.

                                                                    This 25th anniversary 2CD media book edition features the album and all seventeen B-sides. The 24 page book contains the original band photos, the credits and all the lyrics.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    CD 1 : Coming Up

                                                                    1. Trash
                                                                    2. Filmstar
                                                                    3. Lazy
                                                                    4. By The Sea
                                                                    5. She
                                                                    6. Beautiful Ones
                                                                    7. Starcrazy
                                                                    8. Picnic By The Motorway
                                                                    9. The Chemistry Between Us
                                                                    10. Saturday Night

                                                                    CD 2 : B-Sides

                                                                    1. Europe Is Our Playground [original Version]
                                                                    2. Have You Ever Been This Low?
                                                                    3. Another No One
                                                                    4. Every Monday Morning Comes
                                                                    5. The Sound Of The Streets
                                                                    6. Young Men
                                                                    7. Sam
                                                                    8. Money
                                                                    9. This Time
                                                                    10. WSD
                                                                    11. Jumble Sale Mums
                                                                    12. These Are The Sad Songs
                                                                    13. Feel
                                                                    14. Sadie
                                                                    15. Digging A Hole
                                                                    16. Graffiti Women
                                                                    17. Duchess 


                                                                    Let It Come Down - 2021 Reissue

                                                                      Spiritualized and Fat Possum Records announce the final instalment of The Spaceman Reissue Program. The album is the fourth in this series of 180g double albums mastered by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket with reworked artwork by Mark Farrow and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition ivory-coloured vinyl.

                                                                      Let It Come Down saw Jason Pierce rebuilding Spiritualized after the core line-up dissolved following the intensive touring process of Ladies And Gentlemen... Dion’s Phil Spector-produced ‘Born To Be With You’ was an influence. The initial recordings were made at John Coxon’s studio before some 115 different musicians were brought into Air and Abbey Road Studios to work on these 11 songs. Spiritualized had always made wide-screen music but this time the movie theater was the size of the Coliseum

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. On Fire
                                                                      2. Do It All Over Again
                                                                      3. Don't Just Do Something
                                                                      4. Out Of Sight
                                                                      5. The Twelve Steps
                                                                      6. The Straight And The Narrow
                                                                      7. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
                                                                      8. Stop Your Crying
                                                                      9. Anything More
                                                                      10. Won't Get To Heave (The State I'm In)
                                                                      11. Lord Can You Hear Me

                                                                      The White Stripes

                                                                      White Blood Cells - 2021 Reissue

                                                                        THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2001

                                                                        The band's commercial break through, this 2001 album went gold, spinning off the Top 20 Modern Rock hits "Fell In Love With A Girl" and "Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground".

                                                                        The Stooges

                                                                        Music From The Motion Picture Gimme Danger - 2021 Reissue

                                                                          The Stooges are widely considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time and this comes across loud and clear on director Jim Jarmusch’s critically acclaimed documentary film ‘Gimme Danger’.

                                                                          GIMME DANGER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE is a 14-track collection curated by Jarmusch and Stooges frontman Iggy Pop, with a focus on the group’s first three albums. It includes The Stooges’ classics ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog,’ ‘1969,’ and ‘Loose,’ along with rarities ‘I Got A Right,’ ‘I’m Sick of You’ and ‘Asthma Attack,’ and songs by MC5, Iggy Pop’s pre-Stooges combo The Iguanas, & more. It’s one of those rare soundtracks that appeals both to the most discerning fan and also as an introductory to those less familiar. 

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A:
                                                                          1. Gimme Danger (Bowie Mix)
                                                                          2. I Wanna Be Your Dog (Remastered)
                                                                          3. Loose
                                                                          4. No Fun (2016 Remaster)
                                                                          5. Asthma Attack
                                                                          Side B:
                                                                          1. I Got A Right (Outtake From Early Aborted "Raw Power" Session)
                                                                          2. Down On The Street
                                                                          3. Lost In The Future (Take 1)
                                                                          4. I'm Sick Of You (Outtake From Early Aborted "Raw Power" Session
                                                                          5. 1969 (2016 Remaster)

                                                                          Echo & The Bunnymen

                                                                          Crocodiles - 2021 Reissue

                                                                            Echo & The Bunnymen formed in Liverpool back in 1978, with Ian McCulloch on vocals, Will Sergeant on guitar, bassist Les Pattinson with Pete De Freitas on drums. Their first release came in the form of the single The Pictures On My Wall, with the B-side Read It In Books. Both tracks would appear on their debut album Crocodiles, released in 1980. Released amid the growing wave of post-punk, Crocodiles cemented the band amongst the best around, with the NME at the time describing it as “probably the best album this year by a British band” and featuring amongst many greatest ever debut album lists.

                                                                            The lead single from the album, Rescue, was produced by Ian Broudie who would later produce more Echo & The Bunnymen material, as well as later forming The Lightning Seeds in 1989. The single would enter the UK charts, with the album breaking into the top 20 and going on to be certified Gold. The original cover was shot by Brian Griffin near Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. The atmospheric, moody aura of the sleeve sets the tone for quintessential post-punk.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Side A
                                                                            1. Going Up
                                                                            2. Stars Are Stars
                                                                            3. Pride
                                                                            4. Monkeys
                                                                            5. Crocodiles
                                                                            Side B
                                                                            1. Rescue
                                                                            2. Villiers Terrace
                                                                            3. Pictures On My Wall
                                                                            4. All That Jazz
                                                                            5. Happy Death Men

                                                                            Echo & The Bunnymen

                                                                            Heaven Up Here - 2021 Reissue

                                                                              Following the release of their debut album Crocodiles and the subsequent EP Shine So Hard, Echo & The Bunnymen returned with their second studio album Heaven Up Here. The album spawned the single A Promise as well as Over The Wall in Australia. The album artwork was shot by frequent collaborator Brian Griffin, on a beach in the South Wales town of Porthcawl and won the Best Dressed LP at the 1981 NME Awards.

                                                                              Seen as a darker album to their debut Crocodiles, the album was well-received by fans and press alike, cementing their cult status in the UK. Heaven Up Here went on to peak at #10 in the UK album charts, being certified Gold in the process, as well as being the band’s first album to chart in the USA. It won the 1981 NME Best Album award and ranks amongst Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side A
                                                                              1. Show Of Strength
                                                                              2. With A Hip
                                                                              3. Over The Wall
                                                                              4. It Was A Pleasure
                                                                              5. A Promise
                                                                              Side B
                                                                              1. Heaven Up Here
                                                                              2. The Disease
                                                                              3. All My Colours
                                                                              4. No Dark Things
                                                                              5. Turquoise Days
                                                                              6. All I Want

                                                                              Echo & The Bunnymen

                                                                              Porcupine - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                Echo & The Bunnymen first released the single The Back Of Love in 1982, nearly nine months before the album’s release in 1983. It became the band’s first UK top 20 single as well as charting in Ireland. It led to the release of Porcupine in 1983, with Ian Broudie, who would later form The Lightning Seeds, returning to production duties having co-produced their debut album Crocodiles.

                                                                                Initially rejected by the band’s label, the album was re-recorded with Indian violinist, singer and composer Lakshminarayana Shankar, who added strings to the tracks. The result was their greatest chart performance, with The Cutter reaching #8 in the singles charts and Porcupine finishing #2 in the album charts and went on to be certified Gold. Porcupine featured on many end of year critics’ lists, with their single The Cutter still remaining highly popular to this day.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                Side A
                                                                                1. The Cutter
                                                                                2. Back Of Love
                                                                                3. My White Devil
                                                                                4. Clay
                                                                                5. Porcupine
                                                                                Side B
                                                                                1. Heads Will Roll
                                                                                2. Ripeness
                                                                                3. Higher Hell
                                                                                4. Gods Will Be Gods
                                                                                5. In Bluer Skies

                                                                                Echo & The Bunnymen

                                                                                Ocean Rain - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                  Echo & The Bunnymen released their fourth studio album Ocean Rain in 1984, enjoying an enamouring cult status following the success of their first three albums. Ocean Rain continued the band’s use of strings, creating a dark, ethereal aura throughout the album.

                                                                                  It produced three singles, Silver, Seven Seas and the massive anthem The Killing Moon; a track frontman Ian McCulloch once stated, “I know there isn’t a band in the world who’s got a song anywhere near that.” It reached #9 in the UK singles chart, and continues to transcend generations to this day, routinely featuring in films and television shows such as Donnie Darko.

                                                                                  The album’s iconic, atmospheric cover art was taken in the stunning Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall by photographer Brian Griffin, who shot their three previous album covers. Ocean Rain went on to reach #4 in the UK album charts, being certified gold in the process, as well as charting in the USA.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Side A
                                                                                  1. Silver
                                                                                  2. Nocturnal Me
                                                                                  3. Crystal Days
                                                                                  4. The Yo Yo Man
                                                                                  5. Thorn Of Crowns
                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                  1. The Killing Moon
                                                                                  2. Seven Seas
                                                                                  3. My Kingdom
                                                                                  4. Ocean Rain

                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ is the classic collaboration between Tony Allen, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Afrobeat, and Hugh Masekela, the master trumpet player of South African jazz. The record, released to great acclaim in March 2020, became the first posthumous release from Masekela, and the last release from Allen, who sadly passed away a month later.

                                                                                  For this Special Edition, World Circuit have gone back to the original 2010 mixes and added previously unheard parts from the 2019 sessions to create 8 reimagined bonus mixes. The CD and LP releases also feature a booklet with sleeve notes and photos.

                                                                                  Having first met in the 70s thanks to their respective close associations with Fela Kuti, the two world-renowned musicians talked for decades about making an album together. When, in 2010, their touring schedules coincided in the UK, the moment presented itself and producer Nick Gold took the opportunity to record their encounter. The unfinished sessions, consisting of all original compositions by the pair, lay in archive until after Masekela passed away in 2018. With renewed resolution, Tony Allen and Nick Gold, with the blessing and participation of Hugh Masekela’s estate, unearthed the original tapes and finished recording the album in summer 2019 at the same London studio where the original sessions had taken place.

                                                                                  ‘Rejoice’ can be seen as the long overdue confluence of two mighty African musical rivers – a union of two free-flowing souls for whom borders, whether physical or stylistic, are things to pass through or ignore completely. According to Allen, the album deals in “a kind of South African-Nigerian swing-jazz stew”, with its roots firmly in Afrobeat. Allen and Masekela are accompanied on the record by a new generation of well-respected jazz musicians including Tom Herbert (Acoustic Ladyland / The Invisible), Joe Armon-Jones (Ezra Collective), Mutale Chashi (Kokoroko) and Steve Williamson.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  Disc 1:
                                                                                  1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O’Galajani)
                                                                                  2. Agbada Bougou
                                                                                  3. Coconut Jam
                                                                                  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same)
                                                                                  5. Slow Bones
                                                                                  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony)
                                                                                  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues
                                                                                  8. We’ve Landed

                                                                                  Disc 2
                                                                                  1. Robbers, Thugs And Muggers (O’Galajani) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  2. Agbada Bougou (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  3. Coconut Jam (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  4. Never (Lagos Never Gonna Be The Same) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  5. Slow Bones (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  6. Jabulani (Rejoice, Here Comes Tony) (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  7. Obama Shuffle Strut Blues (Cool Cats Mix)
                                                                                  8. We’ve Landed (Cool Cats Mix)

                                                                                  Bulbous Creation

                                                                                  You Won’t Remember Dying

                                                                                    In 1971, Bulbous Creation poured what little personal surplus they had into a full day of recording at Cavern Studios, tracking enough material for a full length album. The band wouldn’t stay together long enough to save up for a custom pressing on Rock. Singer/guitarist Paul Parkinson was deeply individualistic, and left to perform his songs as he thought they should be, as a solo act. He preferred coffee shops to concert halls, and would stick to his craft another 20 years before hanging it up.

                                                                                    Drummer Horstmann followed suit. Jim “Bugs” Wine and guitarist Alan Lewis soldiered on, shortening their name to the more sensible Creation and adding vocalist Wayne Austin, dynamic drummer Tommy Ward, and guitarist Roger Sewell. The Bulbous Creation LP was nearly doomed to oblivion, but for the efforts of Rich Haupt, who issued an unauthorized eight song LP in 1995 on his Rockadelic imprint. Lewis died in 1998 of esophageal cancer. When Paul Parkinson died of leukemia in 2001, a lone copy turned up amongst his possessions, with piece of mind that someone, somewhere, was listening.”

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. End Of The Page
                                                                                    2. Having A Good Time
                                                                                    3. Satan
                                                                                    4. Fever Machine Man
                                                                                    5. Let’s Go To The Sea
                                                                                    6. Hooked
                                                                                    7. Under The Black Sun
                                                                                    8. Stormy Monday

                                                                                    Wye Oak

                                                                                    Civilian + Cut All The Wires: 2009-2011

                                                                                      Ten years after its release, Wye Oak’s Civilian remains a raw, sinewy punch of a record bleak and intense and lonely and self-assured all at once. The album unravels with the sort of self questioning and uncertainty that come with youth, and its specific confidence in unflinchingly probing all of those emotions, feeling them to their deepest extent even when it’s tearing you apart at the seams. When Andy Stack and Jenn Wasner released Civilian, it marked both the ascension and death of Wye Oak, or at least a version of it. Now, a decade later, Civilian + Cut All the Wires: 2009–2011 delves back into that pivotal record and adds a lost album of unreleased tracks and demos to Civilian’s universe.

                                                                                      Wye Oak has always existed, and likely always will, at an intersection, as a paradox. Gentle and jagged, fierce and vulnerable—even the clinical sheen of the word “civilian” feels at odds with a record whose content is almost violently human. As Wasner wrote in a short note that accompanied promotional mailings of the record to press in 2011: “These are songs about aloneness (the positive kind), loneliness (the horrible kind), moving on, and letting go (of people, places, and things).”

                                                                                      Civilian was beloved upon release, complete with late-night TV appearances, sold-out concerts, and glowing reviews; it was the A.V. Club’s favorite album of 2011. With that acclaim came inevitable burnout, thanks in part to Wye Oak’s workhorse mentality, the 200+ shows they performed on the back of the album’s release, and a persistently misogynistic narrative about Wasner’s guitar skills. But rather than recoil, the band decided to rethink: Civilian set the duo on a decade-long course of innovation. On Shriek, the follow-up to Civilian, they completely did away with guitars. And now, in 2021, Wye Oak seem to have fully ditched the album format.

                                                                                      From a steady stream of standalone singles to 2020’s No Horizon, their EP collaboration with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Wasner and Stack are fully committed to reinventing their sound over and over again. Devoting nearly 2,000 words to its 10th anniversary earlier this year, Stereogum described Civilian as “an album of hellos and goodbyes at the same time, introducing us to everything Wye Oak could be, before setting the stage for the other Wye Oaks we’d soon get to know, and the all the others we’ve still yet to meet.”

                                                                                      Cut All the Wires: 2009–2011, a 12-song collection of rare and unreleased tracks and demos culled from the Wye Oak archives, is an extension of the bruised and aching Civilian. Sonic paradoxes abound: the mellow “Sinking Ship” is preceded by the wall-of-sound grunginess that roars through “Half a Double Man.” A pared-down acoustic Daytrotter live session of “Two Small Deaths” dovetails into the jangling “Holy Holy” demo. The closing lyrics over the frenetic, screeching feedback of “Electricity” lend the anniversary release its title.

                                                                                      As Wasner sees it now, these songs might as well have been written by a different person. In fact, she and Stack had forgotten about most of the material on Cut All the Wires until happened upon while digging through old hard drives. The collection adds another layer of separation, a lost album unexpectedly discovered and the feeling of meeting oneself all over again. When Wasner wrote these songs, she was deep in the throes of heartbreak and suffering, her songwriting cutting through a haze of self-doubt and internalized misogyny in musical spaces. On the recordings, you can hear the strain in her voice (aiming to sound more androgynous, she notes, something that would go on to ultimately hurt her vocal cords). It lends a raw, emotive quality to these songs, quaking with trepidation and intensity. It feels painful, and it feels real.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      Civilian LP 1
                                                                                      SIDE A
                                                                                      Two Small Deaths
                                                                                      The Alter
                                                                                      Holy Holy
                                                                                      Dogs Eyes
                                                                                      SIDE B:
                                                                                      Hot As Day
                                                                                      We Were Wealth

                                                                                      Cut All The Wires LP 2
                                                                                      SIDE C
                                                                                      Civilian (Demo)
                                                                                      No Words
                                                                                      Half A Double Man
                                                                                      Sinking Ship
                                                                                      SIDE D
                                                                                      Two Small Deaths (Daytrotter Session)
                                                                                      Holy Holy (Demo)
                                                                                      Black Is The Color
                                                                                      Ten Fingers
                                                                                      I’m Proud


                                                                                      Don't Ask Don't Tell - Expanded Edition

                                                                                        In 1994 Come responded to the difficult-second-album stereotype with the hypnotic, intense and emotional masterpiece ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’. Featuring the original line-up of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’ Brien and Arthur Johnson, the Boston band broadened their sound by slowing down the tempos and creating a dense urban stream of consciousness that mixes noise, city blues and… catharsis. The album hits you immediately as one of the greatest dissident records ever made.

                                                                                        Lovingly remastered, this expanded edition includes 'Wrong Sides', an additional albums worth of b-sides and unreleased tracks, including the band's very first single 'Car' and their last recorded song, 'Cimarron', featuring this core line-up. These gems showcase the rawness and incredible growth of a band completely in command of their songwriting and at the same time paying homage to some of their punk roots with beautiful renditions of Swell Maps 'Loin Of The Surf' and X's 'Adult Books'. Also Includes new artwork with unearthed photos and fresh liner notes by the band.

                                                                                        Dissident from traditional rock this is a band playing music that thematically and structurally seems to pull from old Europa, from Eastern folk and modernist classical music as much as US and UK rock. Dissident from traditional ideas about singing and songwriting Thalia’s (ex of Live Skull) presence on songs like ‘Yr Reign’ and the astonishing closer ‘Arrive’ isn’t the pushy self-aggrandizement of a lead singer but the internal voice of the eternal migrant, someone who knows about survival, hiding, how living between multiple worlds can become its own refuge of distance, its own sanctuary of unbelonging Don’t Ask Don’t Tell emerged from a period of cohesion, a break from the tight and hectic touring schedule Come had been plunged into after the acclaim accorded 11:11, and you can hear that increased focus in every moment the layers of guitars and feedback are even more precise, the structuring of songs takes on a new openness and ambition, and the whole narrative arc of the record from ‘Finish Line’ to ‘Arrive’ is more exquisitely realised and sequenced.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        Don't Ask Don't Tell - Disc 1
                                                                                        A1 Finish Line
                                                                                        A2 Mercury Falls
                                                                                        A3 Yr Reign
                                                                                        A4 Poison
                                                                                        A5 Let's Get Lost
                                                                                        B1 String
                                                                                        B2 German Song
                                                                                        B3 In/Out
                                                                                        B4 Wrong Side
                                                                                        B5 Arrive

                                                                                        Wrong Sides - Disc 2
                                                                                        A1 Car
                                                                                        A2 Last Mistake
                                                                                        A3 Submerge
                                                                                        A4 Loin Of The Surf
                                                                                        A5 SVK
                                                                                        B1 German Song (Demo)
                                                                                        B2 Adult Books
                                                                                        B3 Who Jumped In My Grave
                                                                                        B4 Angelhead
                                                                                        B5 Cimarron

                                                                                        The Bluetones

                                                                                        Return To The Last Chance Saloon - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                          The Bluetones’ second album 'Return To The Last Chance Saloon' was preceded by another Top 10 single “Solomon Bites The Worm” in February 1998. Featuring some orchestral arrangements, the album was released in March, going straight into the Top 10 of the album chart. Two more hit singles were taken from the album: “If…” and “Sleazy Bed Track”.

                                                                                          There was an extremely limited edition version of the vinyl release of the album – a gatefold sleeve with two opening ‘wild west’ saloon doors affixed to the inside of the gatefold sleeve. Demon Records is very proud to recreate this edition! 

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Tone Blooze
                                                                                          2. Unpainted Arizona
                                                                                          3. Solomon Bites The Worm
                                                                                          4. U.T.A.
                                                                                          5. 4-Day Weekend
                                                                                          6. Sleazy Bed Track
                                                                                          7. If...
                                                                                          8. The Jub-Jub Bird
                                                                                          9. Sky Will Fall
                                                                                          10. Ames
                                                                                          11. Down At The Reservoir
                                                                                          12. Heard You Were Dead
                                                                                          13. Broken Starr


                                                                                          Here's To Shutting Up (Reissue)

                                                                                            To write the songs for Here’s to Shutting Up, we gathered in Jim’s garage (he lived way out in the woods) a couple times a week for what seemed like months. We started from actual scratch with no demos or concepts, just playing instrumental music with our usual gear plus a Casio. Sometimes one of us would play the keys instead of our normal instrument, or Jon would hop on guitar and we’d use the Casio drum machine for the beat. We ended up with a LOT of ideas and plenty of good names for them—“Frank’s Bath,” “There’s Something About Marvin,” and “Bestial Warning” to name a few. We recorded practice onto MiniDisc or cassette, and I would ride around listening to these demos and thinking of words. The subject matter, in retrospect, has a lot to do with touring and travel (“Out on the Wing,” “What Do You Look Forward To?”), coming home (“Rainy Streets,” “Act Surprised”), the 2000 election (“Florida’s on Fire”), and late-stage capitalism (“Late-Century Dream,” “The Animal Has Left Its Shell”).

                                                                                            September 2001: Here’s to Shutting Up was meant to be released on September 18, 2001. On September 11, obviously the world changed. Our release date moved a couple weeks, but our tour dates remained and we flew to Japan in October. It was a WILD time to be traveling the world. Receptions ranged from “thank you for giving us something else to think about” to “why are you here?” We flew home from Japan and left for the UK the day the US started bombing Afghanistan. This was the climate, and the climate was not great for playing rock music. People were thinking about other things. Our friend Annie Hayden (of the band Spent) joined us on keyboards and guitar for the US leg which was an exciting expansion of our lineup and a fun way to play old songs in a new way. We had some great shows along the way and got to tour with excellent openers like Rilo Kiley, The Good Life, and Aereogramme. But the fear in the air and the length of the tour was exhausting. 

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                            1 Late Century Dream
                                                                                            2 Rainy Streets
                                                                                            3 Phone Sex
                                                                                            4 Florida’s On Fire
                                                                                            5 Out On The Wing

                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                            6 The Animal Has Left Its Shell
                                                                                            7 Act Surprised
                                                                                            8 Art Class (Song For Yayoi Kusama)
                                                                                            9 What Do You Look Forward To?
                                                                                            10 Drool Collection

                                                                                            LP Bonus CD | CD2:
                                                                                            1 Late-Century Dream (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            2 Rainy Streets (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            3 The Hot Break (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            4 Florida’s On Fire (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            5 Act Surprised (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            6 A Collection Of Accounts (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            7 Art Class (Song For Yayoi Kusama) (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            8 Flying Aka Out On The Wing (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            9 Becoming A Speck (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            10 Frank’s Bath Aka Phone Sex (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            11 The Animal Has Left Its Shell (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            12 Corp Song Aka What Do You Look Forward To? (acoustic Demo)
                                                                                            13 Drool Collection (acoustic Demo)

                                                                                            The Beatles

                                                                                            Let It Be - Reissue

                                                                                              Following on from the global success of ‘Abbey Road’, Apple Corps and USM are proud to present the next multi-format Beatles album reissue of ‘Let It Be’.

                                                                                              January 1969 – The Beatles planned to return to live performance, setting up in Twickenham Film Studios, London, for 21 days of rehearsals. They then decamped to their new studio in their Apple office building in Saville Row and on January 30th performed their last ever live group performance on the rooftop. All of this was filmed for a proposed documentary (eventually released in 1970). During the rehearsal process, they asked Glyn Johns, who had been hired to help with the live sound, to attempt a mix to create an album. This was never released, becoming known as one of the great ‘lost’ albums in rock history and is now included in this Super Deluxe Set. The album was delayed further and in fact became their 12th and final official album release on 8th May 1970 following additional production by American producer Phil Spector.

                                                                                              David Crosby

                                                                                              If Only I Could Remember My Name - 50th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                Singer-songwriter David Crosby’s solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name, was dismissed by critics when it came out in 1971. Over the years, however, appreciation has grown for the album’s adventurous aesthetic, stacked harmonies and haunting lyrics about loss and confusion. Billed as Crosby’s solo debut, the album was anything but a one-man project. Instead, it was one of his most collaborative efforts, featuring an all-star cast of players that included members of the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, and Santana, along with Graham Nash, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and others.

                                                                                                Vinyl Details:
                                                                                                If I Could Only Remember My Name turned 50 earlier this year and Rhino is celebrating with a 1LP 180g vinyl that includes the album lovingly remastered from the original analog tapes. The new remaster was overseen by original album engineer Stephen Barncard with restoration and speed correction using Plangent Processes. 

                                                                                                2CD Details:
                                                                                                If I Could Only Remember My Name turned 50 earlier this year and Rhino is celebrating with a 2CD set that includes the album lovingly remastered from the original analog tapes, accompanied by a bonus disc that features a dozen unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternative versions. The new remaster was overseen by original album engineer Stephen Barncard with restoration and speed correction using Plangent Processes. The liner notes that accompany the collection were written by Steve Silberman, co-author of Skeleton Key: A Dictionary for Deadheads.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                Disc One: Original Album
                                                                                                “Music Is Love”
                                                                                                “Cowboy Movie”
                                                                                                “Tamalpais High (At About 3)”
                                                                                                “What Are Their Names”
                                                                                                “Traction In The Rain”
                                                                                                “Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)”
                                                                                                “I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here”
                                                                                                Bonus Track
                                                                                                “Kids And Dogs”

                                                                                                Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
                                                                                                “Riff 1” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Tamalpais High (At About 3)” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Kids And Dogs” – Demo *
                                                                                                “The Wall Song” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Games” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Laughing” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)” – Demo
                                                                                                “Where Will I Be” – Demo *
                                                                                                “Cowboy Movie” – Alternate Version *
                                                                                                “Bach Mode” – Pre-Critical Mass *
                                                                                                “Coast Road” *
                                                                                                “Dancer” *
                                                                                                “Fugue” *
                                                                                                * Previously Unreleased

                                                                                                Vinyl Tracklisting:
                                                                                                1. “Music Is Love”
                                                                                                2. “Cowboy Movie”
                                                                                                3. “Tamalpais High (At About 3)”
                                                                                                4. “Laughing”
                                                                                                5. “What Are Their Names”
                                                                                                6. “Traction In The Rain”
                                                                                                7. “Song With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)”
                                                                                                8. “Orleans”
                                                                                                9. “I’d Swear There Was Somebody Here”

                                                                                                Tony Conrad With Faust

                                                                                                Outside The Dream Syndicate - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                  Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no end. During a fateful trip to Germany in 1972, Conrad met with avant-rock visionaries Faust and made the very first record to bear his name.

                                                                                                  Outside The Dream Syndicate, originally released in Europe only in 1973, is a stunning debut. Two side-long tracks – "The Side Of Man And Womankind" and "The Side Of The Machine" – show just how far Conrad had moved beyond his minimalist peers. Werner Diermaier's repetitive drum beat and Jean-Hervé Peron's stripped-down bassline conjure a tense, ascetic groove, while Conrad's seamless violin, initially so controlled, reveals a surprising adaptability. The music shifts almost on a subliminal level, pushing and pulling to the drone's internal pulse.

                                                                                                  It is hard to imagine Conrad's trajectory from downtown Manhattan to a farmhouse in the German countryside that ultimately resulted in Outside The Dream Syndicate, yet no other record captures – so completely and instantly – the intersection of avant-garde and rock forms. Outside The Dream Syndicate remains ahead of and bracingly outside of its time.

                                                                                                  This vinyl reissue has been carefully mastered from the original master tapes and includes liner notes by musician Jim O'Rourke and author Branden W. Joseph.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. The Side Of Man And Womankind
                                                                                                  2. The Side Of The Machine

                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                  Performance (Original Motion Picture) - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                    Starring James Fox as a British gangster on the run who finds refuge in the home of reclusive ex-rock star Mick Jagger, Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance is one of the great cult movies of the 1970s. The film's soundtrack, produced by Jack Nitzsche for Warner Bros., is equally noteworthy. Needless to say, the Rolling Stones connection is strong; the Jagger-sung single "Memo From Turner" was co-written with Keith Richards, and vocalist Merry Clayton (famous as the duet partner on "Gimme Shelter") appears on three tracks. Several up-and-coming WB artists also make key contributions, including Randy Newman (the raucous "Gone Dead Train"), slide guitar virtuoso Ry Cooder and Little Feat leader Lowell George. Like the film itself, the PERFORMANCE original motion picture soundtrack offers a fascinating glimpse at one of the most exciting eras in rock. 

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Side A:
                                                                                                    1. Gone Dead Train
                                                                                                    2. Performance
                                                                                                    3. Get Away
                                                                                                    4. Powis Square
                                                                                                    5. Rolls Royce And Acid
                                                                                                    6. Dyed, Dead And Red
                                                                                                    Side B:
                                                                                                    1. Memo From Turner
                                                                                                    2. The Hashishin
                                                                                                    3. Wake Up, Niggers
                                                                                                    4. Poor White Hound Dog
                                                                                                    5. Natural Magic
                                                                                                    6. Turner's Murde

                                                                                                    The Charlatans

                                                                                                    The Charlatans - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                      This, their fourth album, came out in 1995. It was their most ambitious and focused album to date, and returned them right back to the number one slot in the charts. The album also spawned three UK top 40 singles, “Crashin’ In” , “Just Lookin’” and “Just When You’re Thinkin’ Things Over” which peaked at no. 12

                                                                                                      When the Charlatans started out, there were countless bands “similar” to them, but they immediately catapulted to the forefront of the Madchester scene, standing alongside such icons as The Stone Roses and the Happy Mondays.

                                                                                                      The band was/is successful because in addition to being able to ride the groove, they could also write amazing songs. These were the gifts that made them among the greatest British survivors of our time, rolling through tragedy and stylistic changes to amass a terrific body of work - one that was modern enough to play in clubs but classic enough to stand the test of time, and one that continues to grow to this day. They have notched up thirteen Top 40 studio albums – three of them number ones – alongside twenty two hit singles, four of them Top 10.

                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                      Laura says: By the release of this album, they'd well and truly shaken off the Madchester / baggy tag. Previous album, Up To Our Hips had proved they were so much more than that, and this album was even more ambitious, perfectly combining killer melodies, dancefloor nous and great songwriting. One of my all time favourite albums!

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Nine Acre Court
                                                                                                      2. Feeling Holy
                                                                                                      3. Just Lookin'
                                                                                                      4. Crashin' In
                                                                                                      5. Bullet Comes
                                                                                                      6. Here Comes A Soul Saver
                                                                                                      7. Just When You're Thinkin' Things Over
                                                                                                      8. Tell Everyone
                                                                                                      9. Toothache
                                                                                                      10. No Fiction
                                                                                                      11. See It Through
                                                                                                      12. Thank You

                                                                                                      Anne Briggs

                                                                                                      The Time Has Come - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                        ‘The Time Has Come’ is an absolute master class on words and guitar twisting into one another - the poetry goes beyond simple observation into deeply personal and profound lore. A timeless document of sweet and haunting melodies. My favorite record of all time.’ Ryley Walker. // "I've never written songs, regularly, because I never considered myself a song-writer. I've only ever really considered myself a ballad singer, which is what is most important to me. The stories... the ancient nature of the situations and the human condition. And obviously, it's changed so much over the centuries that those songs have been sung, but it always retains that essence of something that's universal... to humanity, and I've always wanted to touch that. I think I wanted to understand people; I think I wanted to understand myself. It's a way of finding the truth. I felt I belonged to that music.” Anne Briggs // Offering some of her first original compositions, ‘The Time Has Come’ was a break from tradition in more ways than one for Anne Briggs.

                                                                                                        Where previous recordings displayed the unaccompanied melodies of her voice, this album - originally released by CBS in 1971 - brings additional instrumentation in the form of guitar and bouzouki. The result is that her vocals are not submerged, but heightened - the plucked strings providing the perfect foil for her crystalline inflection. ‘The Time Has Come’ is a mix of Anne’s own songs alongside some notable covers (Lal Waterson, Steve Ashley, Stan Ellison, Henry McCulloch). All are graced with the quietly self-assured elegance of Anne’s playing, with sounds ranging from the breezy ‘Clea Caught A Rabbit’ to the terrible beauty of ‘Wishing Well’ - each song typifying the bouzouki or guitar style. To say that Anne was an accomplished picker is to do her something of an disservice - the intricacy of her finger-work rivals - and more often than not eclipses - any number of her contemporaries.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1 Sandman's Song
                                                                                                        2 Highlodge Hare
                                                                                                        3 Fire And Wine
                                                                                                        4 Step Right Up
                                                                                                        5 Ride, Ride
                                                                                                        6 The Time Has Come
                                                                                                        7 Clea Caught A Rabbit
                                                                                                        8 Tangled Man
                                                                                                        9 Wishing Well
                                                                                                        10 Standing On The Shore
                                                                                                        11 Tidewave
                                                                                                        12 Everytime
                                                                                                        13 Fine Horseman 

                                                                                                        Bert Jansch

                                                                                                        The Ornament Tree - 2021 Reissue

                                                                                                          The world renowned guitarist, Bert Jansch, has long been celebrated for his innovative playing style, influencing generations of musicians and fans alike.

                                                                                                          A companion piece to 1966’s Jack Orion, The Ornament Tree gets newly reissued with liner notes from Colin Harper, who wrote the biography of Bert and the new folk Revival, Dazzling Stranger.

                                                                                                          Bert's eighteenth studio album comprises Scottish and Irish traditional songs. Filled with ballads like the title song and instrumentals ‘The Rocky Road to Dublin’ and ‘Lady Fair’. Tradition is threaded throughout with the accompaniment of Celtic fiddles, flutes and bodhran. It features performances from Maggie Boyle, Peter Boyle, Steve Tilston and Michael Klein.

                                                                                                          It’s been over thirty years since The Ornament Tree’s initial release, here Jansch continues to prove his importance in contemporary folk with this timeless and invigorating offering.

                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                          Side A
                                                                                                          A1 The Ornament Tree (Bonny Portmore)
                                                                                                          A2 The Banks O'Sicily
                                                                                                          A3 The Rambling Boys Of Pleasure
                                                                                                          A4 The Rocky Road To Dublin
                                                                                                          A5 Three Dreamers
                                                                                                          A6 The Mountain Streams

                                                                                                          Side B
                                                                                                          B1 The Blackbirds Of Mullamore
                                                                                                          B2 Ladyfair
                                                                                                          B3 The Road Tae Dundee
                                                                                                          B4 Tramps And Hawkers
                                                                                                          B5 The January Man
                                                                                                          B6 Dobbins Flowery Vale

                                                                                                          Caitlin Rose

                                                                                                          Own Side Now (Deluxe 10 Year Anniversary Edition)

                                                                                                            Nashville in 2010 was a time and place bristling with potential. Before the coastal dailies and culture mags had declared our town an “it city” — before rampant development was putting tall-and-skinny new-builds on every block and courting out-of-towners with mixed-use nonsense and vapid murals.

                                                                                                            Nashville has long been characterized by a sort of underdog spirit, and in 2010, that spirit was in full display at DIY punk venues, run-down honky-tonks and hole-in-the-wall dives. Over in East Nashville’s Lockeland Springs neighborhood, a handful of us lived in a century-old home that we called Holly House. Even more of us gathered there, musicians and artists who decided to form a collective of the same name, a half-dozen or so bands hopping on shows together, playing on each other’s records, calling meetings as an excuse to drink beer and talk shop.

                                                                                                            Most of those bands are long-gone, but not Caitlin Rose. Then as now, Caitlin — my roommate and fellow Holly House member — shined bright as a songwriter and performer.

                                                                                                            I first started seeing Caitlin play when she was around 16 or 17 years old, toting her guitar and tambourine to house shows and public parks and an all-ages punk venue downtown called The Muse, which has since been replaced by a Domino’s Pizza. I came to know her as “Cato,” a funny, brainy little weirdo with an outsized voice and ferocious collection of brilliant punky folk songs. I remember a question that would pop up from people in the crowd at various points throughout her performances, without fail: “Is this song a cover?” Caitlin was making songs that were so good, so memorable, so emotionally mature, that folks couldn’t believe they’d been written by a teen. I always grinned when I overheard someone asking the question.

                                                                                                            With time, Caitlin’s sound evolved — her approach to songwriting, her influences, her embrace of country music as an idiom she really excelled at. The collection of songs she was creating back in our Holly House days, a collection that would ultimately become Own Side Now, showcased Caitlin’s preternatural knack for taking a moment — an emotion, an experience, an interaction — and bottling it, turning it into something listeners can experience for themselves.

                                                                                                            The achingly lonesome “For the Rabbits” and “Sinful Wishing Well.” The tender, sprawling “Own Side.” The satisfying nostalgia of the intoxicatingly upbeat “Shanghai Cigarettes.” I remember Caitlin honing these songs in clubs and on tours, tweaking the arrangements with her world-class band. I must’ve seen Caitlin play “Spare Me” and “T-Shirt” dozens of times, and while no two performances were exactly the same, each one was a little bit closer to where it would ultimately land. She was always orbiting the perfect version of a song she’d been pouring her heart into for months or years. Own Side Now was the product of that long journey.

                                                                                                            Now, 10 years since the initial release of Own Side Now, it’s moving to listen back to these potent songs and remember our time in Holly House, and our time at DIY spaces and punk clubs and dives that no longer exist. As you listen, maybe you’ll recall where you were in life when you first heard Caitlin’s music. Or maybe you’re listening for the first time, discovering a batch of songs that you can connect to in a personal way. Whether it’s your first listen or your 1,000th, this is an exceptional album made by an artist truly coming into her own. Enjoy it.

                                                                                                            Fun Lovin' Criminals

                                                                                                            Come Find Yourself - 25th Anniversary Coloured Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                              Originally released in 1996, Come Find Yourself is the debut album by New York’s finest, Fun Lovin’ Criminals. Spending nearly 4 years in the UK album chart, it’s packed with instant classics such as “The Fun Lovin’ Criminal”, “King Of New York”, an inspired cover of the Hal David/ John Barry Bond movie theme “We Have All the Time In the World”, not forgetting the Tarantino infused smash “Scooby Snacks”.

                                                                                                              This 25th anniversary edition is presented as heavyweight coloured double vinyl for the first time and features 4 bonus tracks. 

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Disc 1 -
                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              1. The Fun Lovin' Criminal
                                                                                                              2. Passive/Aggressive
                                                                                                              3. The Grave And The Constant
                                                                                                              4. Scooby Snacks
                                                                                                              Disc 1 -
                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              1. I Can't Get With That
                                                                                                              2. Bombin' The L
                                                                                                              3. Smoke 'Em
                                                                                                              4. King Of New York

                                                                                                              Disc 2 -
                                                                                                              Side A
                                                                                                              1. We Have All The Time In The World
                                                                                                              2. Bear Hug
                                                                                                              3. Come Find Yourself
                                                                                                              4. Crime And Punishment
                                                                                                              5. Methadonia
                                                                                                              Disc 2 -
                                                                                                              Side B
                                                                                                              1. I Can't Get With That (Schmoove Version)
                                                                                                              2. Coney Island Girl
                                                                                                              3. Blues For Suckers
                                                                                                              4. The Fun Lovin' Criminal (Hee Haw Version)

                                                                                                              To celebrate twenty years since the release of Sugababes’ iconic debut album “One Touch”, the band release a special anniversary edition of the album including rarities, demos and new remixes.

                                                                                                              Made up of Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhán Donaghy, the Sugababes represented a fiercely independent and creative UK scene at the turn of the millennium. Different from much of what was out at the time, “One Touch” crossed over from the purely pop world and became an oddball curveball across clubland and it’s after hours scenes with its clubber-friendly, downbeat hooks, flurries into UKG and hip-hip informed production. One Dave Walker who used to work here was a big proponent of the Sugababes when he and Huw Morgan (of Electriks fame) used to do a night at Harter Street Lounge here in Manchester. It's a bona fide classic of UK pop music which recalls a proud time for the industry. 

                                                                                                              Download card includes 35 (!!!) extra tracks including new remixes by MNEK, Metronomy, Blood Orange and Majestic. Featuring the hit singles ‘Overload’, ‘Run For Cover’ and ‘Same Old Story'.

                                                                                                              Remastered and expanded editions including unheard demos, rarities and classic/new remixes.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              Vinyl Tracklist:
                                                                                                              Side A:
                                                                                                              One Foot In
                                                                                                              Same Old Story
                                                                                                              Let It Go Look At Me
                                                                                                              Soul Sound

                                                                                                              Side B:
                                                                                                              One Touch
                                                                                                              Lush Life
                                                                                                              Real Thing
                                                                                                              New Year
                                                                                                              Run For Cover

                                                                                                              CD1 One Touch: Remastered                          
                                                                                                              1. Overload                    
                                                                                                              2. One Foot In                                          
                                                                                                              3. Same Old Story                                    
                                                                                                              4. Just Let It Go                                    
                                                                                                              5. Look At Me                                        
                                                                                                              6. Soul Sound                                      
                                                                                                              7. One Touch
                                                                                                              8. Lush Life
                                                                                                              9. Real Thing                                  
                                                                                                              10. New Year                                        
                                                                                                              11. Promises
                                                                                                              12. Run For Cover                                    
                                                                                                              +  Bonus Tracks
                                                                                                              13. Don’t Wanna Wait                                  
                                                                                                              14. Sugababes On The Run                            
                                                                                                              15. Forever                      
                                                                                                              16. Little Lady Love [Original Mix]                
                                                                                                              17. Sometimes                  
                                                                                                              18. This Is What You Need [Demo]                  
                                                                                                              19. Girls' Nite Out [Demo]

                                                                                                              CD2  Remixes And Alternative Versions                     
                                                                                                              1. Always Be The One [Demo]                            
                                                                                                              2. Run For Cover [MNEK Remix]      
                                                                                                              3. Overload [Majestic Remix]                    
                                                                                                              4. Same Old Story [Blood Orange Remix]
                                                                                                              5. Overload [Metronomy Vs Tatyana Remix]                  
                                                                                                              6. Just Let It Go [2001 Version]                              
                                                                                                              7. Look At Me [Alternative Mix]                              
                                                                                                              8. Real Thing [Original Mix]                        
                                                                                                              9. Soul Sound [Alternative Version]                  
                                                                                                              10. One Touch [C.R.E.A.M. Remix]                    
                                                                                                              11. New Year [Non Christmas Version] [a.k.a. 2001 Edit]         
                                                                                                              12. Promises [Acoustic Mix]
                                                                                                              13. Little Lady Love [About 2 Remix]                
                                                                                                              14. Overload [Ed Case Remix]                          
                                                                                                              15. Run For Cover [G4orce All Things Nice Dub]        
                                                                                                              16. Real Thing [2-Step Radio Mix]

                                                                                                              Guy Maxwell

                                                                                                              Outside My Window

                                                                                                                Basking in the golden glow of an Indian Summer, Basso brings us a much needed reissue of one of his most treasured musical discoveries, Guy Maxwell’s ‘Outside My Window’. A long time favourite in the Growing Bin, this mellow masterpiece originally crept out in 1980 with no backing from its label, the soon to burst Bubble. Now resequenced and redressed to the exacting standards of Mssr. Maxwell, ‘Outside My Window’ is ready to warm the hearts and cheer the ears of a whole new audience.

                                                                                                                Born in Bordeaux under a wandering star, Guy spent the 70s on the road, freewheelin’ from Paris to Rome, guitar in tow, before settling in Switzerland at the end of the decade. There he reconnected with school friend Serge Maillard, whose Santiago bandmates swung by to help bring Guy’s arrangements to life. Joined by Jan Dix (Om Buschmann and Foodband) on percussion and Ruth Failure (later in Mag and the Suspects) on guitar, and the Santiago powerhouse of Tato Gómez, Sergio Castillo and Paco Saval, who also leant his deft touch behind the desk, Guy put together a nine track trip through groovy AOR, gentle jazz fusion, cosmic folk and yacht rock.

                                                                                                                For this reissue, Guy’s stripped back the tracklist, tossing aside a trio which didn’t quite stand the test of time in favour of a concise six song LP which brings brilliance in every bar. ‘Watch Out Sally’ introduces the LP with playful keys and a Latin lilt, a sophisticated seventies pop song that’s more Aja than A-Ha, sax and strings sending the whole track soaring as Guy muses on wanderlust in his honeyed tones. ‘You Never Sang This Song’ is undoubtedly a lost classic, embodying all the bittersweet beauty of yearning while riding a rollercoaster arrangement of folk-jazz fusion enhanced by Serge Maillard’s quicksilver solo. ‘Funny Weather’ looks both ways as it closes out the A-side, marrying the smooth sounds of the 70s with the rain-soaked jangle of the decade to come. The B-side opens with the LPs second lost classic, the frankly sublime ‘Beautiful Day’. Stripped back to acoustic guitar and subtle hand percussion, this jazzy ballad brings a tear to your ear before drawing your attention skywards with the acid folk energy of the chorus. There’s mellow magic in the air on ‘Summer Song’, an optimistic ode to sunshine and romance lifted way beyond the AOR standard by a lyrical sax solo before Maxwell closes the set with the 7/4 escapism of ‘There’s A Train Leaving’, a fond farewell which sees the ensemble say goodbye in perfect harmony.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                A1 Watch Out Sally
                                                                                                                A2 You Never Sang This Song
                                                                                                                A3 Funny Weather
                                                                                                                B1 Beautiful Day
                                                                                                                B2 Summer Song
                                                                                                                B3 There Is A Train Leaving

                                                                                                                Arlo Parks

                                                                                                                Collapsed In Sunbeams - Love Record Stores 2021 Edition

                                                                                                                  Highly anticipated debut from 2020 breakthrough artist, London-based musician and poet Arlo Parks Speaking about her LP, Arlo says "My album is a series of vignettes and intimate portraits surrounding my adolescence and the people that shaped it. It is rooted in storytelling and nostalgia - I want it to feel both universal and hyper specific."

                                                                                                                  Primal Scream

                                                                                                                  Screamadelica - 30th Anniversary Picture Disc Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                                                                    Cure For Pain - Deluxe Expanded Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                      Everything But The Girl

                                                                                                                      Eden - Half Speed Remastered Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                        Buena Vista Social Club

                                                                                                                        Buena Vista Social Club - 25th Anniversary Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        2xLP Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                        A1 Chan Chan (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        A2 De Camino A La Vereda (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        A3 El Cuarto De Tula (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        A4 Pueblo Nuevo (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        B1 Dos Gardenias (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        B2 ¿ Y Tú Qué Has Hecho? (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        B3 Veinte Años (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        B4 El Carretero (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        B5 Candela (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        C1 Amor De Loca Juventud (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        C2 Orgullecida (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        C3 Murmullo (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        C4 Buena Vista Social Club (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        C5 La Bayamesa (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        D1 Vicenta *
                                                                                                                        D2 La Pluma *
                                                                                                                        D3 A Tus Pies *
                                                                                                                        D4 La Cleptómana *
                                                                                                                        D5 Orgullecida (alternate Trio Take) *

                                                                                                                        2CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                        1 Chan Chan (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        2 De Camino A La Vereda (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        3 El Cuarto De Tula (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        4 Pueblo Nuevo (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        5 Dos Gardenias (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        6 ¿ Y Tú Qué Has Hecho? (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        7 Veinte Años (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        8 El Carretero (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        9 Candela (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        10 Amor De Loca Juventud (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        11 Orgullecida (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        12 Murmullo (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        13 Buena Vista Social Club (2021 Remaster)
                                                                                                                        14 La Bayamesa (2021 Remaster)

                                                                                                                        CD2 (with 19 Bonus Tracks)
                                                                                                                        1 Chan Chan (monitor Mix) *
                                                                                                                        2 Vicenta *
                                                                                                                        3 La Pluma *
                                                                                                                        4 Dos Gardenias (alternate Take) *
                                                                                                                        5 Mandinga *
                                                                                                                        6 Siboney *
                                                                                                                        7 A Tus Pies *
                                                                                                                        8 El Carretero (alternate Take) *
                                                                                                                        9 Ensayo *
                                                                                                                        10 El Diablo Suelto *
                                                                                                                        11 Saludo Compay *
                                                                                                                        12 Descripción De Un Sueño *
                                                                                                                        13 Pueblo Nuevo (alternate Take) *
                                                                                                                        14 La Cleptómana *
                                                                                                                        15 ¿ Y Tú Qué Has Hecho? (alternate Take)
                                                                                                                        16 Orgullecida (alternate Take) *
                                                                                                                        17 Descarga Rubén *
                                                                                                                        18 Candela (alternate Take) *
                                                                                                                        19 Orgullecida (alternate Trio Take) *

                                                                                                                        * BONUS TRACKS

                                                                                                                        Moon Duo

                                                                                                                        Mazes - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                          Moon Duo

                                                                                                                          Circles - 2021 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                            The Weather Station


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

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

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

                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                                                                              Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space - 2021 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                Pere Ubu

                                                                                                                                St. Arkansas - Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                  Pere Ubu

                                                                                                                                  Pennsylvania - Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                    Hannah Peel

                                                                                                                                    Fir Wave

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                                                      1 Ecovocative
                                                                                                                                      2 Fir Wave
                                                                                                                                      3 Reaction Diffusion 

                                                                                                                                      Super Furry Animals

                                                                                                                                      Rings Around The World (20th Anniversary Edition)

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

                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                        Disc 2

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

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

                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                        Goodfellas (Music From The Motion Picture)

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

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                          Grizzly Bear

                                                                                                                                          Yellow House (15th Anniversary Re-issue)

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

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                            Echoes (Anniversary Edition)

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

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

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                              Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                              Electronic Ambient Remixes One - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                Chris Carter

                                                                                                                                                Electronic Ambient Remixes Three

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

                                                                                                                                                  Jon Hopkins

                                                                                                                                                  Insides - Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    LP 1
                                                                                                                                                    Private Universe
                                                                                                                                                    Lost In Thought
                                                                                                                                                    Fading Glow
                                                                                                                                                    LP 2
                                                                                                                                                    Inner Peace
                                                                                                                                                    Cold Out There


                                                                                                                                                    In It For The Money - 2021 Remaster

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                      3CD & SD DIGITAL DELUXE TRACKLISTING
                                                                                                                                                      *Previously Unreleased

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                      The Knife & Planningtorock & Mount Sims

                                                                                                                                                      Tomorrow, In A Year

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                        Various Artists

                                                                                                                                                        Tougher Than Tough - Trojan Rude Boy Sounds

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

                                                                                                                                                          Death Valley Girls

                                                                                                                                                          Glow In The Dark - Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                            Garbage - Remastered Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                                                                                                              Version 2.0 - Remastered Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                Out Here On The Fringes - Signed Edition

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

                                                                                                                                                                  This duo make superb adrenalin fuelled, intelligent guitar noise.

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

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Binker Golding, John Edwards, Steve Noble

                                                                                                                                                                  Moon Day (Repress)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                  Joan Shelley

                                                                                                                                                                  Electric Ursa - Purple Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                    Joan Shelley

                                                                                                                                                                    Ginko - Sea Green Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                      George Harrison

                                                                                                                                                                      All Things Must Pass - 50th Anniversary Edition

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

                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                        LP3 - B
                                                                                                                                                                        I Remember Jeep
                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks For The Pepperoni

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                        LP3 - B
                                                                                                                                                                        I Remember Jeep
                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks For The Pepperoni

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                        * Newly Remastered/Original Mix

                                                                                                                                                                        The Cinematic Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                        Ma Fleur - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                          D1. Flowers
                                                                                                                                                                          D2. Talking About Freedom
                                                                                                                                                                          D3. Colours

                                                                                                                                                                          Scritti Politti

                                                                                                                                                                          Cupid & Psyche 85 - Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Scritti Politti

                                                                                                                                                                            Anomie & Bonhomie - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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


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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                The Shins

                                                                                                                                                                                Oh, Inverted World - 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Suddenly
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Leave Me Now

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE D
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. You Saw It All
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Addiction

                                                                                                                                                                                  SIDE E
                                                                                                                                                                                  1. On Reflection
                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I Miss You

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  Tori Amos

                                                                                                                                                                                  Under The Pink - Vinyl Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                    The Fall

                                                                                                                                                                                    Are You Missing Winner - Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      CD TRACKLISTING:
                                                                                                                                                                                      DISC 1:

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                      Blonde Redhead

                                                                                                                                                                                      Blonde Redhead - Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        Blonde Redhead

                                                                                                                                                                                        La Mia Vita Violenta - Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                          Fleetwood Mac

                                                                                                                                                                                          Tusk - Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Patrice Rushen

                                                                                                                                                                                            Straight From The Heart - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                            Hot Chip

                                                                                                                                                                                            Coming On Strong - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                                              Origin Of Symmetry (XX Anniversary RemiXX)

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                Matt Bellamy said:

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                Trees Speak

                                                                                                                                                                                                Shadow Forms

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bonus 7” (SJRLP457)


                                                                                                                                                                                                  Widows (Expanded Edition)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Theatre West

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bow To The People

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sharon Van Etten

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Epic Ten

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sun Ra

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lanquidity (Deluxe Edition)

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        The 2CD version is housed in a foil digipak.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kelly Lee Owens

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kelly Lee Owens - 2021 Repress

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                        PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                                                        White Chalk - Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Roots

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Do You Want More?!!!??!

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Four Tet

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sixteen Oceans

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Television Personalities

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Some Kind Of Happening: Singles 1978-1989

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side One

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side Two

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side Three

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Side Four

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Avalanches

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Since I Left You - 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lanterns On The Lake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Gracious Tide, Take Me Home - 10th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jessie Ware

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What's Your Pleasure (The Platinum Pleasure Edition)

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dr. Feelgood

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Singles (The U.A. Years+)

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tony Joe White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Smoke From The Chimney

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wipers (aka Wipers Tour 84)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Recorded live on Tour February - March ’84.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Timber Timbre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Creep On, Creepin' On - 2021 Repress

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Feed Me Weird Things - 25th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *two Tracks Merged Into One.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Love's Secret Domain - 30th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Miriam Makeba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Keep Me In Mind

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            My Bloody Valentine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Loveless - 2021 Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Bloody Valentine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              M B V - 2021 Reissue

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trees (50th Anniversary Edition)

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Side B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  She Moved Thro' The Fair
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Snail's Lament

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Black Angels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Directions To See A Ghost - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You On The Run
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Science Killer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Mission District
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    18 Years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    You In Color
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Return
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Snake In The Grass

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anna Calvi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Anna Calvi (10th Anniversary Edition)

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fu Manchu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Return To Earth

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Carpenter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lost Themes

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Succour - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Ch-Vox) Redux - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2. E-hix 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C3. Evio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D2. E-hix 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D3. Ashime 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          St / Fr / Sp - 2021 Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A1. Starethrough
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A2. Air Eyes

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C1. Fracture (EP Version)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C2. Tied

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          D2. Starethrough (Transition Mix) 

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          PJ Harvey

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Uh Huh Her

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Side Two

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Life Without Buildings

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Any Other City

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kohsuke Mine


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BMX Bandits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Star Wars - 30th Anniversary Remaster

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pink Floyd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Live At Knebworth 1990

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side A

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side B

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Wish You Were Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Sorrow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side C

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Money

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Side D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Comfortably Numb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 Run Like Hell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Selecter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Too Much Pressure (40th Anniversary Edition)

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Porridge Radio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rice, Pasta And Other Fillers

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Side C
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Quagmire/In A State Of Permanent Abyss

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Nightingales

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pigs On Purpose

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 1

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 2

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 3

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SIDE 4

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bonus Tracks On DL Only

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Guided By Voices

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Under The Bushes Under The Stars

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mother’s Daughter And Other Songs - Reissue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The first Tunng album!

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beverly Glenn-Copeland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Keyboard Fantasies - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Features stunning alternative cover artwork + liner notes by Robyn.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Levitation - 2021 Reissue

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paradise Drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Astral Plane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moonshine On Water
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Club Coco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mantra East

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Father John Misty

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fear Fun - Reissue

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Highway 61 Revisited - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tame Impala

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      InnerSpeaker - 10th Anniversary Edition

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From Here On In - 20th Anniversary Edition

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tom Brock

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I Love You More And More - Reissue

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

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