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The Pogues

Rum Sodomy And The Lash

Combining the spirit of punk with traditional Irish folk music, The Pogues were one of the most radical bands of the 1980’s. Their instantly recognizable and politically tinged music helped them achieve 5 consecutive top 20 albums in the UK as well as producing the hit single ‘Fairytale of New York’ which is widely regarded as the greatest Christmas song of all time. 

To celebrate over 30 Years of the Pogues, Rhino is reissuing the band’s first 5 classic albums along with the 1986 Elvis Costello produced EP ‘Poguetry In Motion’. 

Features the original audio mastered to vinyl at Abbey Road for the highest quality. Includes original artwork and printed inner bag.

FORMAT INFORMATION

Ltd LP Info: 180g vinyl.

Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

Syd Barrett

The Madcap Laughs - 180 Gram Vinyl Edition

    ‘The Madcap Laughs’ is the debut solo album by the English singer-songwriter recorded after Barrett had left Pink Floyd. He only made one full album and a couple of amazing singles with The Floyd, then two solo LP's of which this is the first.  It is a LOT looser than his previous work but still with that unique child-like sense of wonder and a lovely way with a melody.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Andy says: Pure expression. A unique vision, slowly unravelling.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    LP Info: Gatefold sleeve.

    Syd Barrett

    Barrett - 180 Gram Vinyl Edition

      On ‘Barrett’, Syd's second solo album, he was joined by Pink Floyd members Rick Wright and David Gilmour. Gilmour and Wright also acted as producers. Syd needed this help as things were getting a touch more fractured for him  and obviously you can hear this in the music.  It is still  a great  record though, from a trailblazing, unique talent.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Andy says: Whimsy, melody and magic. Last outing from a legend.

      MC5

      Back In The USA

        The incendiary Detroit quintet MC5 (the MC stood for ‘Motor City’) burned briefly but brightly at rock’s cutting edge in the late 1960s and early 1970s, building a reputation of high energy, high volume performances. They were seen as a hugely influential force on punk music and in the words of Rob Tyner (lead singer), MC5, “were Punk, before Punk...New Wave, before New Wave...Metal, before Metal... even ‘M.C’ before Hammer”

        Released in 1970 ‘Back In The USA’ was their first studio album, following their live debut ‘Kick Out The Jams’, it features covers of the classic Little Richard track ‘Tutti-Frutti’ and title track ‘Back In The USA’ by Chuck Berry.

        180gm Vinyl. Cut from analogue masters. Original artwork.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Andy says: Their most concise and, dare I say it, poppiest album. A great way in to this inspirational band.

        Talking Heads

        Fear Of Music - 180g Vinyl Edition

          The innovative New Wave band Talking Heads formed in 1975 comprised of David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits.

          Released in 1979 ‘Fear Of Music’ is the band’s third album. Produced by the quartet and Brian Eno it includes singles ‘Life During Wartime’, ‘I Zimbra’ and ‘Cities’.

          180GM LP. Cut From Analogue Masters. Original Artwork. Embossed sleeve.

          Talking Heads

          Speaking In Tongues (180gm LP)

            The innovative New Wave band Talking Heads formed in 1975 comprised of David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits.

            Released in 1983, ‘Speaking In Tongues’ was the band’s fifth studio album and became their commercial breakthrough, featuring the track that earned them their first US top 10 hit ‘Burning Down the House’, and the classic Talking Heads tracks ‘Girlfriend Is Better’, Slippery People’ and ‘This Must Be The Place’.

            STAFF COMMENTS

            David says: Talking Heads couldn't be from anywhere other than NYC. An alien band from an alien land, this album has, in the mutoid disco funk of 'Slippery People', the Parliament inspired 'Burning Down The House' and everyone's favourite Talking Heads song, 'This Must Be The Place', three of the best songs ever written.

            FORMAT INFORMATION

            Ltd LP Info: 180gm Vinyl LP. Cut from analogue masters. Original artwork.

            The innovative new wave band Talking Heads formed in 1975 comprised of David Byrne (lead vocals and guitar), Chris Frantz (drums and backing vocals), Tina Weymouth (bass and backing vocals) and Jerry Harrison (keyboards, guitar, and backing vocals). Between their first album in 1977 and their last in 1988, Talking Heads became one of the most critically acclaimed bands of the '80s, while managing to earn several pop hits.

            Their fourth studio album ‘Remain In Light’, produced by long-time collaborator Brian Eno, saw the group exploring African polyrhythms and launched the album’s single ‘Once In A Lifetime’ which although a flop on release in the US, has since become a firm fan favourite and one of the most well-known Talking Heads tracks. The album also includes the disco-not-disco classic 'Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On)'.

            180 gram vinyl.

            Cut from analogue masters.

            Original artwork

            MC5

            Kick Out The Jams - 180g Vinyl Version

              The incendiary Detroit quintet MC5 (the MC stood for ‘Motor City’) burned briefly but brightly at rock’s cutting edge in the late 60s & early 70s, building a reputation of high energy, high volume performances. ‘Kick Out the Jams’ was their debut album released in 1969 through Elektra Records & recorded live over two nights at their home venue Detroit’s Grande Ballroom.

              MC5 were seen as being a hugely influential force on punk music and in the words of Rob Tyner (lead singer), MC5, “were Punk, before Punk...New Wave, before New Wave...Metal, before Metal... even ‘M.C’ before Hammer.”

              180 gram heavyweight audiophile vinyl LP. Gatefold sleeve. Cut from analogue masters. Original artwork.

              Love

              Forever Changes - 45th Anniversary Vinyl Edition

                45th Anniversary 180gm Vinyl Edition

                'Forever Changes' is Love's all-time classic album from the so called ‘Summer of Love’ of 1967. Neil Young was originally planned to produce the album but when he dropped out at the last minute it fell to Elektra in-house producer Bruce Botnik. Rumoured drug problems and band fall-outs created a tense atmosphere but one which resulted in an album of intricately arranged acoustic guitar, swelling strings and Spanish horns combined with morbid and foreboding lyrics which prophesized an end to the golden age.

                'Forever Changes' is inarguably Love's masterpiece and an album of enduring beauty, but it's also one of the few major works of its era that saw the dark clouds looming on the cultural horizon, and the result was music that was as prescient as it was compelling – Mark Deming

                180gm Vinyl LP. Cut from analogue masters. Original artwork.

                'Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-68' was originally released as a double-LP in 1972 by Elektra Records that celebrated 27 three-minute masterpieces that made up one of the most influential rock anthologies ever released.

                To mark the 40-year anniversary of Nuggets, Rhino has remastered the collection from the original analogue album master and will release it as a standalone CD and as a 180-gram double-LP. The package also includes new liner notes by Lenny Kaye, the original compilation producer / compiler and long-time Patti Smith guitarist, and a new introduction by Jac Holzman, the founder of Elektra Records.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd LP Info: 180g vinyl.

                Joy Division / New Order

                Total: From Joy Division To New Order

                Despite an incredibly short recording career Joy Division remarkably have stood the test of time in terms of influential British bands. Their dark, brooding sound has inspired more artists than could be listed and their continued adoration today is testament to the forward thinking yet inward projected music and lyricism of a young band on the brink of success yet unsure of how to deal with it. With the sad passing of Ian Curtis, from the ashes rose New Order; the same core band but with a new fresh approach to their chosen career path. Loud, colourful and full of life.

                ‘Total’ is a chronological look at the two bands most important tracks, covering Joy Division staples such as 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', and the resonating 'Atmosphere'. New Order bring to the table 'Blue Monday', 'Bizarre Love Triangle' and 'True Faith'. Also included is a brand new never released New Order track ‘Hellbent’.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd LP Info: Originally released in June 2011 on CD, available on vinyl for the very first time.
                Mastered for vinyl by Frank Arkwright from his 2011 remasters.

                LCD Soundsystem

                This Is Happening

                  The drip-feed of LCD anticipation ("Bye Bye Bayou", "Pow Pow") is over and "This Is Happening" has finally arrived. A natural extension to previous long player “Sound Of Silver”, this new set contains everything we love about LCD (shouty indie-disco, killer pop hooks, James Murphy's witty musings, big fat electronic noises, proper sing-along anthems and hummable tunes), and is the perfect circle closer on the outfit's trilogy of albums. And if "This Is Happening" is "Sound Of Silver Part 2" (in the best possible way), it is also packed with influences and inspirations from the golden era of music - the late 70s and early 80s (well, that's my golden era anyway!). Murphy's subliminal magpie-like tendencies seep through as Berlin era Bowie and Iggy ("Drunk Girls" and "All I Want" bear more than a passing resemblance to "Boys Keep Swinging" and "Heroes", while "Somebody's Calling Me" hints at "Night Clubbing"), Eno circa "Here Come The Warm Jets", Kraftwerk and Yellow Magic Orchestra electronics (check that motorik chug on "I Can Change"), disco and classic US new wave radio bands (all skinny ties and drainpipe jeans) all get fed into the LCD song machine. But while other bands might turn out poor one-dimensional pastiches of the music they love, no matter who or what LCD Soundsystem reference, the resulting songs could be by no-one else but themselves. As everyone knows, all the best bands quit while they're still ahead, and as an album that calls time on the LCD Soundsystem idea, "This Is Happening" bows out on a high. As if it was going to do anything else?!


                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2xLP Info: Deluxe gatefold sleeve double vinyl with full colour inner sleeves and 12"x12" insert.

                  The Doors

                  Morrison Hotel

                    Released in 1970 in the wake of Morrison's infamous indecency bust, Morrison Hotel introduced "Waiting For The Sun," "Roadhouse Blues," and "Ship Of Fools."

                    This vinyl reissue on 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl presents the original stereo mixes, artwork and inner sleeves.

                    The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman.


                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP Info: 180g vinyl re-master.

                    The Doors

                    LA Woman

                      1971's L.A. Woman, released shortly before Morrison's death in Paris, delivered the signature songs "Love Her Madly," "Riders On The Storm," and the title track.

                      This superb vinyl reissue on 180-gram HQ virgin vinyl presents the original stereo mixes, artwork and inner sleeves (including die-cut and embossed outer sleeve).

                      The laquers were cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering in Hollywood, CA under the direct supervision of original Doors producer/engineer Bruce Botnick and Electra Records founder Jac Holzman.


                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                      LP Info: 180g vinyl re-master.

                      The Doors

                      Waiting For The Sun




                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        LP Info: 180g vinyl re-master.

                        Recognised as one of Young's (and hence one of rock & roll's) finest albums, "Harvest" put the singer on the mainstream map with the mega-hit "Heart of Gold", which defined a soft folk-rock style frequently revisited by lesser artists throughout the 1970s. It also features some of his darker compositions, like the entropy-obsessed "Old Man" and the junkie eulogy, "The Needle and the Damage Done", one of Young's most haunting and compelling songs. Deceptively laid-back-sounding country-rock plaints like "Out On The Weekend" and the title cut caress the ear unassumingly, pulling you into the more ominous subtext that is present even in the rollicking "Are You Ready For The Country". As always, Young has an ear for contrasts, laying down heavy rock ("Alabama") beside his balladry, and even employing the London Symphony Orchestra on the excellent confessional "A Man Needs A Maid". Due to back troubles, Young recorded much of this material while wearing a brace, a fact that seems audible in the tension and unease that underlies the friendly, acoustic surface of this superb release.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd LP Info: Mastered from the original analogue master tapes. A deluxe US import 180 gram vinyl in a stunning gatefold sleeve. "Harvest" also comes with authentic original special sleeve and original inserts.

                        CD Info: Neil Young's first four albums have all been newly re-mastered from the original analogue master tapes and all featuring upgraded booklets incorporating lyrics and photo elements of the original LP packaging.

                        This is the album which spawned "Blue Monday"(needless to say these arty buggers didn't include it on the record) and features spacious, electronic pieces amidst two stone classics. "Age Of Consent" with its propulsive Hook bassline and V.U. slashing Bernard outro (which would become a trademark) and the beautiful "Your Silent Face" were still included on the band's final tour. 

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd LP Info: This ‘Vinyl Plus+’ reissue features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Also comes with a unique redemption code enabling customers to download the complete album as MP3 files from www.vinyl-plus.com.

                        With this record, New Order properly arrived as a band that could make a consistent, coherent album. Great, tuneful songs (three of which are deliciously poppy) no filler, and a big, full sound that perfectly blended the electronic with the organic, made this their best album so far. There was only one non-album single this time, (the rather weak "Shellshock") and in-fact two songs were actually (the shock! the horror! Sell out! Sell out!) lifted from the album as singles. But fear not, the remixed, extended versions of "The Perfect Kiss" and "Subculture" are so unbelievably good that I think New Order were forgiven!

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd LP Info: This ‘Vinyl Plus+’ reissue features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Also comes with a unique redemption code enabling customers to download the complete album as MP3 files from www.vinyl-plus.com.

                        New Order

                        Brotherhood

                        On this record New Order took the solid songwriting of "Lowlife" and made a sort of sister album. The rocking songs were heavier and the electronic ones even more beautiful. They were mostly split into what used to be the old Side 1 and Side 2, with the career highlight "Bizarre Love Triangle" opening the latter. This, "All Day Long" and "Angel Dust" make a gorgeous run of sweeping electronic pop songs that pointed the way to the slick majesty of "Technique" which was to follow.

                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                        Ltd LP Info: This ‘Vinyl Plus+’ reissue features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Also comes with a unique redemption code enabling customers to download the complete album as MP3 files from www.vinyl-plus.com.

                        New Order

                        Movement

                          This, their debut, inevitably finds the band heavily in the shadow of Joy Division, with moody, broody pieces bigger on vibe than actual songcraft. One exception is awesome opener "Dreams Never End". I'm being entirely serious when I say that "Ceremony", "Temptation" and "Everything's Gone Green" are three of the best songs ever witten and they shone a light in the darkness of those early New Order years.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Ltd LP Info: This ‘Vinyl Plus+’ reissue features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Also comes with a unique redemption code enabling customers to download the complete album as MP3 files from www.vinyl-plus.com.

                          The year was 1989 and whilst Acid House exploded around them, New Order went international with their poppiest, most expertly blended album yet. Apart from the bizarre but exciting opener, this was a seamless sequence of stunning songs which made their dark, dislocated early years but a distant memory. Something was lost in that journey though, and it was no surprise that this was New Order's last record for Factory Records.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Ltd LP Info: This ‘Vinyl Plus+’ reissue features newly re-mastered audio by Frank Arkwright and the original sleeves, labels and original inner bags, pressed on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Also comes with a unique redemption code enabling customers to download the complete album as MP3 files from www.vinyl-plus.com.

                          Neil Young With Crazy Horse

                          Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere - Remastered

                          Neil Young's second album yielded several of his most enduring hits (including the title tune, "Cowgirl In The Sand," "Cinnamon Girl," and "Down By The River") and firmly established him as a solo artist of the first rank. Though it's impossible to narrow the catalogue of Young and Crazy Horse down to one representative document, this is about as close as you're likely to get. This was Young's first collaboration with the Horse, and it's still one of that group's defining recorded moments. As in much of Young's subsequent work, the feeling of despair moves unabated through the album, which runs the emotional gamut from laconically desperate to psychotically desperate. Despite the gloom, the heavy electric riffing on "Cinnamon Girl" and "Cowgirl In the Sand" -two surrealistic odes to an idealized muse - is cathartic and invigorating, easily as riveting as the guitar onslaught of anyone from the Stooges to the Velvet Underground. Young's rootsy, acoustic side comes to the fore on "Round & Round" and "Running Dry". The homespun quality of these songs doesn't leaven the consuming sense of dread that permeates this album, though. Strangely, this expression of angst and emotional disorder became one of Young's most lastingly popular albums, and "Down By The River", "Cinnamon Girl" and "Cowgirl In The Sand" quickly turned into FM staples.

                          Tracklisting
                          1. Cinnamon Girl
                          2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
                          3. Round & Round (It Won't Be Long)
                          4. Down By The River
                          5. The Losing End (When You're On)
                          6. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)
                          7. Cowgirl In The Sand

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          CD Info: Neil Young's first four albums have all been newly re-mastered from the original analogue master tapes and all featuring upgraded booklets incorporating lyrics and photo elements of the original LP packaging.

                          The Smiths were the definitive British independent band of the eighties, releasing a remarkable series of singles and albums between 1983 and 1987 that were both commercially and critically successful and which laid down a marker for guitar pop-rock that remains unsurpassed. Disc 1 of "The Sound Of The Smiths" comprises 23 tracks and presents all the Smiths' single releases, reinstating singles that were scheduled though eventually unreleased ("Still Ill" and "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby") plus European only singles such as "Barbarism Begins At Home" and "The Headmaster Ritual". The core of disc one, however, is that matchless run of singles from their first Rough Trade 7" single "Hand In Glove" through to "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me". The second disc features a further 22 tracks including rare B-sides, tracks that were exclusive to 12" releases and selected live recordings. Among the rarities are the Troy Tate produced "Pretty Girls Make Graves" and "What's The World", a cover of a track from the fellow Manchester band James, recorded live at Barrowlands, Glasgow.

                          TRACKLISTING:
                          CD1
                          1 Hand In Glove
                          2 This Charming Man
                          3 What Difference Does It Make? (BBC Peel Session Version)
                          4 Still Ill
                          5 Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now
                          6 William It Was Really Nothing
                          7 How Soon Is Now?
                          8 Nowhere Fast
                          9 Shakespeare's Sister
                          10 Barbarism Begins At Home (7" Version)
                          11 That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
                          12 The Headmaster Ritual
                          13 The Boy With The Thorn In His Side
                          14 Bigmouth Strikes Again
                          15 There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
                          16 Panic
                          17 Ask
                          18 You Just Haven't Earned It Yet Baby (World Won't Listen Version)
                          19 Shoplifters Of The World Unite
                          20 Sheila Take A Bow
                          21 Girlfriend in A Coma
                          22 I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
                          23 Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

                          CD2
                          1 Jeane
                          2 Handsome Devil (Live at Manchester Hacienda 04/02/83)
                          3 This Charming Man (New York Vocal),
                          4 Wonderful Woman
                          5 Back To The Old House
                          6 These Things Take Time
                          7 Girl Afraid,
                          8 Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
                          9 Stretch Out And Wait
                          10 Oscillate Wildly (Instrumental)
                          11 Meat Is Murder (Live at Oxford Apollo 18/03/85)
                          12 Asleep
                          13 Money Changes Everything
                          14 The Queen Is Dead,
                          15 Vicar In A Tutu
                          16 Cemetery Gates
                          17 Half A Person
                          18 Sweet And Tender Hooligan
                          19 Pretty Girls Make Graves (Troy Tate Version)
                          20 Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
                          21 What's The World? (Live at Barrowlands Glasgow 25/09/85)
                          22 London (Live at National Ballroom Kilburn London 23/10/86)

                          The Replacements

                          Don't Tell A Soul

                            Rhino continues to retrace the shambolic swath the influential Minneapolis quartet cut across the American Underground, with phase two of the re-issue series of deluxe editions, the four albums from the bands Sire Years: "Tim" (1985), "Pleased To Meet Me" (1987), "Don't Tell A Soul" (1989) and "All Shook Down" (1990). All have been exquisitely remastered and generously embellished with rare and previously unreleased tracks. The first four albums re-issues were released in May 2008 to critical acclaim. Each album contains bonus and unreleased tracks selected by the band members themselves. These deluxe editions are produced by long time manager Peter Jesperson. This album, "Don't Tell A Soul", includes seven bonus tracks half of which are unreleased, including a cover of Slade's "Gudbuy T' Jane".

                            Rising from the ashes of legendary British post-punks Joy Division, New Order triumphed over tragedy to emerge as one of the most acclaimed bands of the 1980's. Embracing the electronic textures and disco rhythms of the underground club culture years in advance of their contemporaries, the group's pioneering fusion of new wave aesthetics and dance music successfully bridged the gap between the two worlds, creating a distinctively thoughtful brand of synth pop. This is one of 5 'Collectors Editions" with each double disc package featuring both the album remastered from the original master tapes, and a bonus disc containing non album singles, B-sides and remixes. The design of the packaging and booklets has been overseen by Peter Saville with the intention of providing a presentation true to his original Factory Records aesthetic. With this record, New Order properly arrived as a band that could make a consistent, coherent album. Great, tuneful songs (three of which are deliciously poppy) no filler, and a big, full sound that perfectly blended the electronic with the organic, made this their best album so far. There was only one non-album single this time, (the rather weak "Shellshock") and in-fact two songs were actually (the shock! the horror! Sell out! Sell out!) lifted from the album as singles. But fear not, the remixed, extended versions of "The Perfect Kiss" and "Subculture" are so unbelievably good that I think New Order were forgiven! Disc 2 also includes the full seventeen minute version of the gorgeous "Eligia". You can decide if it's necessary, but I know that it's needed! Bands like this are so rare these days, we grab what we can from the truly greats! Bonus material on disc 2: 1 The Perfect Kiss 2 Subculture 3 Shellshock (John Robie Remix) 4 Shame Of The Nation 5 Elegia (Full 17min version!)
                            6 Let's Go 7 Salvation Theme
                            8 Dub Vulture

                            First-ever compilation from this acclaimed singer-songwriter, spanning seven years and featuring 32 songs on two CDs - favourites, rarities and unreleased gems. Nebraska-born Josh Rouse started out on Rykodisc where he released five albums and two EPs of literate and engaging guitar pop, which garnered him both critical raves and a devoted following. Now, a decade after his debut, "The Best Of The Rykodisc Years" collects together highlights from those Rykodisc albums as well as treasures from Josh's own personal vaults, including seven previously unreleased tracks, to produce over two hours of sublime music spanning 1998-2005. "The Best Of The Rykodisc Years" distils the essence of what Rouse calls his 'first stage'. Years and musical styles may separate these songs, but ultimately they are linked through the warmth of Rouse's voice, the conversational ease of his singing and his unfailing melodic gift. From the folk-rock of "Late Night Conversation" to the knowing country of "It's The Nighttime", from the smart pop of "Feeling No Pain" to the rhythmically sly white-boy soul of "Comeback (Light Therapy)" - each bears Rouse's unmistakable musical fingerprint.

                            The Replacements

                            Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash

                            Rhino retraces the shambolic swath the influential Minneapolis quartet cut across the American Underground, reissuing deluxe editions of the band's Twin/Tone releases. All have been exquisitely remastered and generously embellished with rare and previously unreleased tracks. The band was instrumental in selecting the bonus songs, many of which have never been heard-even among the band's most ardent followers. Released in 81, "Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash" was The Replacements' audacious debut. Songs such as "Takin A Ride", "Shiftless When Idle", "Customer" and "Johnny's Gonna Die" herald the band's competing tendencies toward genius and bleary, drunken repugnance. The thirteen bonus tracks open appropriately with the four songs Westerberg gave to Peter Jesperson in 1980 that brought the band to Twin/Tone's attention.

                            Rhino retraces the shambolic swath the influential Minneapolis quartet cut across the American Underground, reissuing deluxe editions of the band's Twin/Tone releases. All have been exquisitely remastered and generously embellished with rare and previously unreleased tracks. The band was instrumental in selecting the bonus songs, many of which have never been heard-even among the band's most ardent followers. The Replacements issued the EP "Stink" in June 1982. The band was fast becoming Minneapolis' most exciting new group when this 15-minute adrenaline masterpiece hit the streets. All previously unreleased, the four bonus tracks featured here include a trio of session outtakes - "Staples In Her Stomach" and covers of "Hey Good Lookin" and "(We're Gonna) Rock Around The Clock" - plus Westerberg's solo home demo for "You're Getting Married".

                            Rhino retraces the shambolic swath the influential Minneapolis quartet cut across the American Underground, reissuing deluxe editions of the band's Twin/Tone releases. All have been exquisitely remastered and generously embellished with rare and previously unreleased tracks. The band was instrumental in selecting the bonus songs, many of which have never been heard-even among the band's most ardent followers. Bursting at the seams with ideas and inspiration, "Hootenanny" found the band heading in several new directions. Released in 83, the album included two enduring classics, "Color Me Impressed" and "Within Your Reach". The unreleased bonus tracks include an alternate of "Treatment Bound" and a solo home demo of the lost classic "Bad Worker."

                            Rhino retraces the shambolic swath the influential Minneapolis quartet cut across the American Underground, reissuing deluxe editions of the band's Twin/Tone releases. All have been exquisitely remastered and generously embellished with rare and previously unreleased tracks. The band was instrumental in selecting the bonus songs, many of which have never been heard-even among the band's most ardent followers. Released in 1984, the 33-minute masterpiece was recently named the #3 'Greatest Indie-Rock Album Ever' by Blender Magazine. The album presents some of the band's strongest songs, including the album opener "I Will Dare", "Androgynous", "Sixteen Blue" and the poignant "Unsatisfied". The five unreleased bonus tracks include a home demo for "Answering Machine", a cover of The Grass Roots' "Temptation Eyes" and an alternate "Sixteen Blue". The bonus material also includes a cover of T Rex's "20th Century Boy" which was originally issued on the 12" maxi-single for "I Will Dare."

                            The soundtrack album for 2007's feature film Juno, blends indie-rock stand-outs and classic hits for an engaging musical companion to the acclaimed coming-of-age tale. Ellen Page, who stars as Juno in what is being hailed as a major breakthrough performance, was actively involved in selecting music for the film. Highlights include The Moldy Peaches' "Anyone Else But You" (Page and co-star Michael Cera also perform their version to close the album) - Kimya Dawson's "So Nice So Smart" and the Mott the Hoople classic "All The Young Dudes", along with tracks from the likes of Sonic Youth, Belle & Sebastian, Cat Power, The Velvet Underground and The Kinks amongst others.

                            Classic re-issue from 1986, their debut album didn't quite live up to the splendour of their Factory ep's, but it beats sounding like a poor-man's REM anyday! All quirky rhythms, beautiful words, and an originality that made them stick out from the crowd, this album still sounds fresh and full of intrigue. They were in it for the.....ART man!

                            The Doors

                            Waiting For The Sun

                            Originally released in 1968. This expanded remastered edition includes new liner notes penned by Paul Williams and bonus tracks "Albinoni's Adagio In G Minor", "Not To Touch The Earth (Dialogue)", "Not To Touch The Earth (Take 1)", "Not To Touch The Earth (Take 2)", and "Celebration Of The Lizard (An Experiment/Work In Progress)".

                            Released in 1970. This expanded remastered edition includes insightful liner notes from David Fricke and bonus tracks "Talking Blues", "Roadhouse Blues (11/4/69,1-3)", "Roadhouse Blues (11/4/69, Take 6)", "Carol (11/4/69)", "Roadhouse Blues (Take 1)", "Money Beats Soul (11/5/69)", "Roadhouse Blues (11/5/69, Takes 13-15)", "Peace Frog (False Starts & Dialogue)", "The Spy (Version 2)" and "Queen Of The Highway (Jazz Version)".

                            A brilliant musical overview of Michael Mann's illustrious career, "The Director's Cut: Music Of The Films Of Michael Mann" features 28 fantastic tunes from his films, recorded between the 1950s and the present time by the likes of Del Shannon, Moby, Salif Keita, Massive Attack, Calexico, Shriekback, Iron Butterfly, Nina Simone, Brian Eno, House Of Pain, and Groove Armada, from Crime Story, Heat, Manhunter, The Insider, The Last Of The Mohicans, Collateral, Ali and Miami Vice, many of them not available on the original soundtracks!

                            LCD Soundsystem

                            Sound Of Silver

                            THE PICCADILLY RECORDS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2007

                            Recorded in upstate New York over the summer of 2006, "Sound Of Silver" is an ambitious step up from LCD Soundsystem's eponymous debut album. Not only does it drop all those stylistic references we love here at Piccadilly Records (punk-funk, Krautrock, early 80s Euro-disco, post-punk guitar music etc), going far beyond the simple pastiche of many bands around vying for the LCD crown, but then combines these with some excellent song writing from James Murphy. So, the expected disco-pogo guitars-meet-synths club anthems of "North American Scum", "Us V Them" and "Watch The Tapes" mingle with emotive home-listening songs like "Someone Great", "All My Friends" and "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down". Where "LCD Soundsystem" came across as a collection of singles (albeit brilliant singles!), "Sound Of Silver" feels like a proper, well thought out long player. In short: Same sound, better songs.

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            2xLP Info: 180 gram vinyl includes free poster.

                            The Electric Prunes

                            Too Much To Dream....Original Group Recordings 1966-67

                            "Too Much To Dream" celebrates the garage years, the psychedelic years of the original line up of The Electric Prunes. It gathers together their first two albums, "The Electric Prunes" and "Underground", the two non-album singles, their debut, "Ain't It Hard"/"Little Olive" and "Everybody Knows"/"You Never Had It Better". In addition, included are some significantly different mono mixes plus outtakes from the first album sessions, "World Of Darkness" and "I've Got A Way Of My Own", and a final track, "Shadows", that was used over the titles of low budget thriller The Name Of The Game Is Kill.

                            The first-ever comprehensive single-disc retrospective of the legendary singer-songwriter's groundbreaking, genre-defying work! Falling somewhere between way ahead of his time and timeless in the truest sense of the word, legendary singer-songwriter Tim Buckley's far-reaching genius spanned both a multi-octave vocal range and a multiplicity of genres. Now one of the most mythologized figures in rock history, Buckley was born in Washington, DC and raised in Orange County, CA, first emerging as a folk-rock icon with his self-titled '66 debut LP. His fragile, soaring melodies became more intricate and free-form on subsequent albums, where psychedelic and improvisational elements were heightened as well. Buckley also followed his muse through avant-garde jazz explorations, soulful self-expression and constant stylistic redefinition, all coloured by extraordinarily fluid vocals. One of music's most influential, complex and visionary talents; Buckley died tragically young in 1975 at age 28, cutting short a creative spirit that knew no boundaries. Spanning 1966—1974, this album covers all the essential tracks totalling over 77 minutes of music. 18 tracks that draw from Buckley's entire catalogue of studio albums. All the tracks are remastered to sound better than ever.

                            While it's true to say that when they came together in 1965 The Incredible String Band were, ostensibly, an acoustic folk group, even in these early days they mixed in elements of folk, blues, bluegrass and jazz, akin to an American style jug band, and very different from any other performers or groups on the folk scene in England and Scotland. By the time they released their two most rightly celebrated albums, "The 5000 Spirits" and "The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter" in 1967 and 1968 respectively, The Incredible String Band had come to embody the notion of the hippie ideal. They were extraordinary records, incorporating Indian and African traditions and effectively presenting 'World music' for the first time, some 25 years before the term was coined. Right now, as folk music goes through one of its regular revivals and has become hip once again under the umbrella of nu-folk, alt-folk or twisted folk, call it what you will, The Incredible String Band, now find themselves revered gurus of this new scene. Since the ISP began performing together again in 1999, they have been embraced by these younger musicians both here and in America and just last year flew the flag for the old guard at the Green Man Festival along side the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Espers and Joanna Newsom. It's a fitting time to present a new introduction to the Incredible String Band, here drawn from "The Elektra Years", a groundbreaking and exhilarating five year period from 66-71. The collection is a convenient starter pack. You'll hear nothing in the music of today to compare with the unique sound of the Incredible String Band.

                            Formed in Forest Hills, NY, in 1974, this quartet of quintessential punk forefathers blitzkrieged out of NYC's legendary CBGB scene and into world fame with three loud, lean, hard, and fast albums before the Sex Pistols even took their first shot. Besides basically inventing punk rock, Joey, Johnny, Dee Dee, and Tommy outlasted almost every one of their legions of followers, delivering their signature pop and garage-flavoured chainsaw sound for over 20 years, through a string of infamous albums and 2,263 concerts together. Spanning 1976-1995, this new collection features 20 classic tracks, including "Sheena Is A Punk Rocker," "Rockaway Beach," "Rock 'N' Roll High School," "I Wanna Be Sedated," "Pet Sematary," and "Blitzkrieg Bop."

                            The Jesus And Mary Chain

                            Darklands

                            This was the follow-up to their astonishing debut, and some fans even believe "Darklands" to be the better album. It was less incendiary, and more classic rock, but the main thing was the lack of feedback. Some doubters had said the band was all hype, and the feedback just a gimmick, so to put them in their place and nicely ring the changes, this 1987 LP had a clean, chunkier sound and a cool drum-machine took the place of Mr. Gillespie and his Mo Tucker impressions. It was left to the songs to do the talking and every single one is a gem. "Happy When It Rains" and "April Skies" are probably JAMC's greatest two singles, and "9 Million Rainy Days" is a powerful, doomy, heavy number that scored highly in the mighty John Peel's Festive Fifty. With some gorgeous, heart-rending ballads and the old feedback making a surprise cameo (on "Fall") this could well be the consumate JAMC album.

                            Son Volt

                            A Retrospective 1995-2000

                            A brief history: After touring in support of their 1993 masterpiece "Anodyne", the seminal alternative country band Uncle Tupelo split up over long-simmering creative differences between co-leaders Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy. Tweedy recruited much of the band to form Wilco, while Farrar teamed up with original Tupelo drummer Mike Heidorn to form Son Volt, the more tradition-minded of the two Tupelo offshoots. This excellent 20-track compilation features five unreleased tracks alongside album tracks, rarities and demos.

                            Various Artists

                            Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults

                            Superb collection for the seeing in of spring. 24 tracks of American soft pop including Harpers Bizarre, Association, Music Machine, the Monkees and loads more. Special mention must be given to the packaging which is a gorgeous foldout digipack with a psychedelic colour wheel. Grooovy and essential!!

                            What we said way back in 2004: 'The debut album from James Murphy and his DFA buddies finally arrives and it's well worth any hype that's surrounded it. Along with Tim Goldsworthy, Nancy Whang, Phillip Mossman, Patrick Mahoney and Tyler Pope, Murphy has created a brilliant LP that not only rides the top of the zeitgeist wave of current post-punk / punk-funk revivalism, but goes way beyond there too, taking in loose electro-acoustic disco-not-disco, anthemic electroclash, fierce guitar-driven hardcore and intimate melancholy. Not to be missed!'

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            LP Info: Single LP in gatefold sleeve.

                            The Grateful Dead

                            The Very Best Of

                            A career-spanning collection that brings together 16 tracks from Warner Bros, Arista and Grateful Dead / United Artists records between 1967 and 1987 for the first time. This release is a perfect overview of the Grateful Dead catalogue.

                            Chicago

                            Chicago II

                            Chicago's second album was another 70s monster seller for the band. Their mix of huge brassy riffs and big 'production' numbers really captured the public's imagination. These earlier albums are more overtly 'rock' than many of their later more ballad-led releases and this remastered edition with its bonus tracks has excellent booklet notes telling the band's story.

                            Their third double album in three years, "Chicago III" was another groundbreaking concept album from one of the USA's biggest selling bands of all time. The long playing time allowed them free reign on solos (three or four minute guitar solos were the norm) and this is regarded as one of their finest.


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