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BLACK FRIDAY 2018 RELEASES

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"Includes Never Before Issued Instrumentals! Comes Packaged In A Gatefold Jacket With A 28-Page Booklet! Earth Rot is visionary composer/ arranger/ producer David Axelrod’s third album, and the last of his Capitol trilogy. Recorded as a concept album about the decrepit state of the environment in 1970 Los Angeles, and scheduled for release on the first Earth Day, it features choral vocals and marks a departure for Axelrod’s signature sound, which would take on a jazzier feel in the 1970s. This definitive version of Earth Rot, overseen by Now-Again’s Eothen Alapatt in conjunction with Axelrod’s Estate, fulfills a request Axelrod made while alive – to see the instrumentals of this album, never beforereleased, issued. They see release here as the second LP in a 2LP set. This is an audiophile reissue, with the vocal version lacquered directly from Axelrod’s original master tapes at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster. The master was approved by Axelrod’s son Michael, who adapted ancient lyrics for the album in one of three collaborative projects he did with his father. Contains a 28 page booklet that delves into Axelrod’s incredible life and music, replete with never before published photos and an interview.

Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats

Rocket 88 / Come Back Where You Belong (Black Friday 2018)

    Genre-busting album that takes onboard the 21st Century psychedelia that is inspired by bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Mercury Rev and Spiritualized and then mixes it with leftfield electronic beats and noises. This is their second album and is massive leap from the warm electronica sound that was the hallmark of their first album, the music here can be best descibed as drawn out widescreen and the addition of vocals achieves a psychedelic lyricism more usually associated with bands such as The Flaming Lips and Mercury Rev. The reviews were stunning and it was Jockey Slut's album of the month, making this an album that you'll be hearing about for a long time!!

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Coloured LP Info: White vinyl.

    Czarface

    Dog Days Of Tomorrow (Black Friday 2018)

    Early in 2018 Czarface, the joint effort of Boston’s 7L & Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck, set the Hip Hop world on their collective ears with the release of their collaboration with MF DOOM. Soon, they’ll issue the follow up release, which will pair Czarface with yet another major Hip Hop icon with the all new “Czarface Meets Ghostface.” This 7” + Comic Book serves as the first teaser for the upcoming project. Czarface’s Esoteric elaborates: “With thisrelease, you’ll witness a legendary team-up as Czarface and Ghostface join forces to thwart the forces of evil! Wu-Tang Clan general Ghostface Killah leaps off the pages with Hip Hop hero Czarface through an astonishing storyline, which of course comes with a 7” full of exclusives to spin whileenjoying the latest Czarface adventure.” The 20 page full-color comic is illustrated by Marvel Comics’young gun Mike Del Mundo (Thor, Avengers, X-Men).

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    7" Info: Packaged in a comic book.

    The Flaming Lips

    The Mushroom Tapes (Black Friday 2018)

      The Flaming Lips are proud to announce a limited release of “The Mushroom Tapes” for black Friday’s Record store day. These legendary tracks were the demos recorded for the Priest Driven Ambulance album, with the classic band line-up featuring Jonathan Donahue from Mercury Rev on guitar. Originally recorded by Donahue & remastered by Dave Fridmann & the Flaming Lips, they give a great insight into the creative process of the band. This is the first time The Mushroom Tapes will have been available as a stand-alone release & first ever time these tracks have been available on vinyl. The title is Strictly limited to 4000 units worldwide. 

      Guns N’ Roses

      Shadow Of Your Love / Movin' To The City (Black Friday 2018)

        Features Shadow Of Your Love – recorded in December 1986, one month before the Appetite sessions, as a trial recording session which resulted in Mike Clink getting the producer gig, and Move To The City (1988 Acoustic Version) which was taken from the GN’R Lies sessions.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        7" Info: Red vinyl.

        Melt Yourself Down

        Melt Yourself Down (Black Friday 2018)

        Melt Yourself Down’s self-titled debut album is the sound of Cairo 1957, Cologne 1972, New York 1978, and London 2013. The group is the brainchild of Pete Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear), who’s roped in a distinguished crew of brilliant musicians, including Kushal Gaya (Zun Zun Egui), Shabaka Hutchings (Sons Of Kemet, Heliocentrics), Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Mulatu Astatke), Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland, Rokia Traoré), and Satin Singh (Fela!)/ Together they make a primal, tribal stew of horns and drums and unhinged vocals that bring to mind the Bristol-based punk-jazz craziness of Rip, Rig & Panic, Pig Pag etc.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        LP Info: White vinyl.

        Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

        Nothing

        Blue Line Baby (Black Friday 2018)

          Limited Edition NOTHING Black Friday release entitled “Blue Line Baby” features two previously unreleased tracks recorded during sessions from the band’s last two albums, “Tired of Tomorrow” and “Dance on the Blacktop” and an etching on the B-Side!
          Recommended if you like: Smashing Pumpkins, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, Beach House, Melody's Echo Chamber, Radiohead. 


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd 12" Info: Exclusive Black Friday Record Store Day release on a one time press with an exclusive B-Side Etching.

          Ltd 12" includes MP3 Download Code.

          OutKast hypnotized the world with their eccentric style, expanding lyrical range and versatile melodic delivery on 1998’s harmonica-laced hit “Rosa Parks.” Celebrate this contagious hip-hop classic, still sweet as Georgia peaches 20 years later, with this special 12” single featuring the original version, a radio edit, and instrumental and a capella versions.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd 12" Info: Limited to 200 copies in the UK.

          Rage Against The Machine

          Live & Rare (Black Friday 2018)

            Released only in Japan in 1997, this collection of live and demo tracks—available for the first time on vinyl—is a must for Rage Against The Machine fans! Includes fiery versions of “Take The Power Back” and “Bombtrack,” covers of N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” and Public Enemy’s “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” (with Chuck D on lead vocals) and tracks from the band’s original 1991 demo tape.

            Smashing Pumpkins

            SHINY AND OH SO BRIGHT, VOL. 1 / LP: NO PAST. NO FUTURE. NO SUN. (Black Friday 2018)

              Formed in Chicago, IL in 1988, The Smashing Pumpkins released their heralded debut album Gish in 1991 and found mainstream success with 1993’s 4x multi-platinum Siamese Dream and 1995’s 10x multi-platinum Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Following the release of Adore, Machina/The Machines of God, and Machina II/The Friends & Enemies of Modern Music, the group’s original lineup disbanded in 2000. Singer/guitarist Billy Corgan reformed the group in 2005, enlisting various collaborators for Zeitgeist, Teargarden by Kaleidyscope, Oceania, and Monuments to an Elegy. 

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Picture Disc Info: Limited to just 300 copies.

              Solar guided improvisations of unbridled cacophony! Recorded in ‘73 and rejected by tin-eared major label execs in ‘75, "Crystal Spears" (or “Crystal Clear” as it appears on the tape box) subsumes a cathartic brawl between Minimoog and Yamaha combo organ, with percussionists providing tonal textures, and plaintive oboe colliding with roaring electronic keyboards over waes of rollicking marimba, devilishly chattering below the fray. "Crystal Spears" is Ra’s once lost aural cinematheque! Intended for release in 1975 by ABC/Impulse!, "Crystal Spears" was ultimately rejected by the label, perhaps the new group of execs just didn’t 'hear' what was going on on these recordings. Certainly for the uninitiated, this is not jazz as they know it but unbridled cacophony...or is it? Modern Harmonic presents the first legitimate LP release of Crystal Spears, pressed on colored vinyl and with liner notes by Ra-ficionado Brother Cleve!

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Matt says: Funny, despite the above claiming it a 'difficult' and 'cacophonous' listen - I actually really like this one! Such is the joy of Sun Ra - every fan seems to like a different facet of his personality and sound.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              LP Info: Includes poster.

              U2

              Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me Kill Me (The Gotham Experience Remix) (Black Friday 2018)

                Originally released as a single from the Batman Forever film soundtrack album, 'Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me' reached number 1 in Ireland, number 2 in the UK and number 1 on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks and Modern Rock Tracks charts in the US in 1995. The song has been remixed for 2018's eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE tour and features Gavin Friday and Arcade Fire's Régine Chassagne on vocals. 

                Violent Femmes

                Permanent Record: The Very Best Of The Violent Femmes (Black Friday 2018)

                  Permanent Record: The Very Best of Violent Femmes provides a comprehensive overview of The Violent Femmes historic recording career – beginning with tracks from their legendary debut up until their 2000 release, Freak Magnet. The compilation includes the original studio recordings for hit singles such as “Blister In The Sun,” “American Music,” “Gone Daddy Gone,” amongst others, and is a must have for both new listeners and devoted fans alike.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xColoured LP Info: 'Coke bottle clear' vinyl.

                  The White Stripes

                  Icky Thump (Black Friday 2018)

                    Black vinyl, Packaging: Direct-to-board double pocket LP jacket, standard weight vinyl. finally released with an official TMR catalog number! All the features of the Warner release, plus a couple extra surprises.


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