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Three months after rapper turned singer Lizzo's major label debut first appeared on CD and digital download, Atlantic has decided to offer up a deluxe vinyl edition of the well-received set featuring three bonus tracks. Prior to release, Lizzo admitted she wanted to become "this generation's Aretha Franklin"; while she's not at the late soul legend's standard just yet, there's enough on "Cuz I Love You" to suggest that she's going in the right direction. Her vocals are variously confident, powerful, strutting and tender, with the accompanying backing tracks mixing hip-hop and R&B style beats with raucous guitars, bombastic basslines, Daft Punk style synth stabs (think "Robot Rock" and "Technologic") and occasional nods towards more pastoral, semi-acoustic sounds. Above all, though, the album is funky, forthright and hugely entertaining.

Frightened Rabbit

Tiny Changes: A Celebration Of The Midnight Organ Fight

    Context to ‘Tiny Changes: A celebration of the Midnight Organ Fight’:

    Before Scott died, an idea was formed to celebrate 10 years of their seminal album The Midnight Organ Fight by asking some of their talented buds in music to take a crack at their own versions of a song on the album. The whole album was recorded and was due to be released last summer, but then unfortunately Scott passed away last May.

    The band have decided they still want to release the record as a testament to the album, and to Scott. It’s going to be released on 12th July via Atlantic, and the band are going to be very much behind the release

    History of the band:

    Frightened Rabbit are a Scottish indie rock band from Selkirk, formed in 2003. Initially a solo project for vocalist and guitarist Scott Hutchison, the line-up currently consists of Grant Hutchison (drums), Billy Kennedy (guitar, bass), Andy Monaghan (guitar, keyboards), and Simon Liddell (guitar). From 2004 the band were based in Glasgow.

    Frightened Rabbit's first studio album, Sing the Greys, was recorded as a duo by the Hutchison brothers, and released on independent label Hits the Fan in 2006. The band subsequently signed to Fat Cat Records, in 2007, and became a three-piece with the addition of guitarist Billy Kennedy for its second studio album, The Midnight Organ Fight (2008). The album was released to strongly positive reviews and extensive touring, with guitarist and keyboardist Andy Monaghan joining the band to flesh-out its live performances.

    The band's third studio album, The Winter of Mixed Drinks, was released in 2010, with former Make Model guitarist Gordon Skene joining the band for its accompanying tour. Frightened Rabbit signed to Atlantic Records later that year, and issued two EPs, A Frightened Rabbit EP (2011) and State Hospital (EP) (2012), before the release of its fourth studio album, Pedestrian Verse in 2013. A critical and commercial success in the UK, the album peaked at number nine on the UK Albums Chart, with additional guitarist Simon Liddell joining the band on its subsequent tour.

    Disillusioned from touring, Hutchison, Monaghan, and Liddell recorded a studio album without the band, entitled Owl John (2014). Gordon Skene departed from the band in early 2014, and the band recorded Painting of a Panic Attack the following year with producer Aaron Dessner (The National), in New York, with Liddell joining the band as a full contributing member.

    Scott Hutchison died in May 2018 after going missing. In December 2018, the remaining members of the band played together for the first time since Hutchison's death, at a charity gig in Glasgow.


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: There is no better a dedication to a hugely talented songwriter and superb band than a variety of artists covering your songs and retaining all of the appeal they held in the first place. From huge, folk crescendos and punky drive to gently electronic shimmerers and gently throbbing ambience, this has everything, and goes to show how timeless Scott Hutchison's writing is. Gorgeous.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    2xLtd LP Info: Heavyweight double vinyl.

    Marina

    Love + Fear

      MARINA (formally known as Marina and the Diamonds) is an award winning, platinum-selling artist. Revered since her breakthrough in 2009, she has released three UK Top 10 albums to date.

      MARINA used her break as a period of reflection and to rediscover her authentic self, as opposed to the artist and persona (‘and the Diamonds’) she had lived and breathed since signing her record deal at the age of 22. MARINA says of the album ‘‘LOVE is filled with a longing to enjoy life and a desire for unity. FEAR explores subjects that have been a lot harder for me to work through and understand, such as purpose insecurity in love, and major shifts in our social conscience regarding the systematic misogyny and sexual abuse employed by powerful figures in the media. A companion to LOVE, these ideas cross to showcase and explore the polarising sides of human nature’’.


      Weezer

      Weezer (Teal Album)

        Throughout a sold out arena tour in summer 2018, Weezer began working covers into their set, ranging from “Take On Me” by a-ha to “Happy Together” by The Turtles, in addition to their massive cover of “Africa” by Toto, which became a viral and radio sensation upon its release earlier that year. Given the tremendous response to these songs at the shows, the band was inspired to put together a covers album -- and thus WEEZER (THE TEAL ALBUM) WAS BORN!

        Weezer (The Teal Album) precedes the band’s forthcoming new album of original Weezer songs, Weezer (The Black Album), which will be released on March 1, 2019. Weezer (The Black Album) was produced by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek, with whom the band worked for the first time. The album’s songs were entirely written on piano by frontman Rivers Cuomo for the first time in Weezer history, creating some of the most satisfyingly awesome songs in the entire hits-filled Weezer catalogue. With band members switching up instruments in the studio, and choruses filtered through Sitek’s own encyclopedic musical references of everything from Gorillaz to Can to Pink Floyd, Weezer (The Black Album) is the bold next step in the winning streak of acclaimed albums they’ve released since 2014. The album’s current song, “Can’t Knock The Hustle,” recently became the band’s sixteenth Top Ten single at Alternative Radio. 


        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: It's got a cover of Africa on it, which is my jam. Therefore, it's superb.

        Weezer return with their newest proper outing since 2017's 'Pacific Daydream' (aside from the 'Teal Album', a covers LP from earlier this year). Sporting the trademark Cuomo riffs and smooth punky two-chord battery, Weezer have never failed to write anthemic, catchy pop songs and the black album is no different. Perfectly produced and brilliantly written, this continues to show that the band remain as relevant today as they ever have. Full of an indeterminate amount of riffs and imbued with an energy few bands can fathom after being around for so long. Classic Weezer. 

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: Indies exclusive coloured vinyl.

        Death Cab For Cutie

        Thank You For Today

          Atlantic Records’ 8x Grammy® award nominated band ‘Death Cab for Cutie’ has officially announced the release of their upcoming ninth studio album. 

          The band will celebrate their new album with a much anticipated fall tour which will span intimate venues and theatres across North America and begins on September 24th at Eugene, OR’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts. Meanwhile, Death Cab for Cutie are currently poised to embark on a limited series of sold-out international summer live dates, including headline shows in Amstelveen, NL and London – the latter set for June 18th as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown at the Southbank Centre.

          Thank You for Today is the sound of Death Cab for Cutie both expanding and refining; a band twenty years into its evolution, still uncovering new curves in its signatures, new sonic corners to explore. The Seattle band’s ninth studio album, recorded in Los Angeles with producer Rich Costey in late 2017 and early 2018, stands alongside classic Death Cab for Cutie albums including their 1998 debut Something About Airplanes and 2003’s masterful Transatlanticism as a definitive collection - ten tracks that are by turns beautiful and dynamic and darkly anthemic and bittersweet.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

          Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          Los Angeles, CA’s Weezer will release their eleventh album, Pacific Daydream on Crush Music/Atlantic Records. Produced by Butch Walker, Pacific Daydream is the follow up to the critically acclaimed album Weezer (The White Album), which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Album at the end of last year.

          Following the release of Weezer (The White Album), the band began working on what they called “The Black Album,” but as they worked, they found the songs they were writing felt more like reveries from a beach at the end of the world. Instead of forcing a different direction, they began an entirely new album; Pacific Daydream was born.


          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

          The War On Drugs

          A Deeper Understanding

          A Deeper Understanding is the band’s first album since 2014’s universally acclaimed Lost In The Dream, and their debut album with Atlantic. Following the Record Store Day release of the 11-minute “Thinking of a Place,” The War On Drugs present the album’s lead single, “Holding On.”

          For much of the three and a half year period since the release of Lost In The Dream, The War On Drugs’ frontman, Adam Granduciel, led the charge for his Philadelphia-based sextet as he holed up in studios in New York and Los Angeles to write, record, edit, and tinker—but, above all, to busy himself in work. Teaming up with engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, Weezer), Granduciel challenged the notion of what it means to create a fully realized piece of music in today’s modern landscape. Calling on his bandmates – bassist Dave Hartley, keyboarding Robbie Bennett, drummer Charlie Hall and multi-instrumentalists Anthony LaMarca and Jon Natchez -- continuously throughout the process, the result is a “band record” in the noblest sense, featuring collaboration, coordination, and confidence at every turn. Through those years of relocation, the revisiting and re-examining of endless hours of recordings, unbridled exploration and exuberance, Granduciel’s gritty love of his craft succeeded in pushing the band to great heights. 


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Andy says: Adam Granduciel and co. exploded into our hearts with the peerless ‘Lost In The Dream’, three years ago. Taking classic 70s rock (particularly of a Dylan vintage) and somehow making it modern, here was a band for right across the ages, a band to truly believe in. They returned, this year (on Record Store Day!) with their magnum opus, and it was immediately apparent that with "Thinking Of A Place", they had, incredibly upped the ante. Here was 11 massive minutes of bliss and wonder. High summer and the album dropped: ‘LITD’ part two, or squared, if you like. The songs were huge (in every way) but the production was out of this world. This was sun-roof down, beers in the back, cruise control, heart-rending, shimmering classic rock. But, crucially, with a drum machine! Everything we could have hoped for in a follow-up to a modern classic.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xLP Info: Standard double gatefold black vinyl.

          Phoenix Feat. Bill Murray

          Alone On Christmas

            Just in time for the festive season, Phoenix release ‘Alone on Christmas Day’, with special guest Bill Murray on 7” vinyl. This special piece of Christmas gold coincides with the release of ‘A Very Murray Christmas’, which debuts on Netflix on 4th December. Also featured in the performance piece are Paul Shaffer, Jason Schwartzman and Buster Poindexter. The musical comedy, ‘A Very Murray Christmas’ pays homage to classic holiday variety shows and is written by Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray and Mitch Glazer and directed by Coppola. This A side of this release features the track featured in the show and the B side features the instrumental version of the track.

            Kwabs’ hugely-anticipated debut album 'Love + War' is released on Atlantic Records. Having been tipped by - among others - the respected BBC Sound Poll 2015, Kwabs has spent this year perfecting his debut offering; harnessing the emotional ups and downs of a less-than-conventional route to where he is today, resulting in an open-hearted record, full of soaring confessional soul. Recently revealed new tracks 'Look Over Your Shoulder' and 'Forgiven' are perfect examples of his stunning vocals and delicately-crafted lyrics, highlighting the breadth and originality of his debut.

            Atlantic recording group Death Cab for Cutie release their much-anticipated eighth studio album.

            'Kintsugi' marks their first new album since the departure last year of founding guitarist/keyboardist/producer Chris Walla. Recorded in Los Angeles with Rich Costey (Franz Ferdinand, Muse, Interpol) behind the board, the album takes its title from the Japanese art of repairing broken ceramics with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum, highlighting cracks rather than hiding them. As such, kintsugi represents a compassionate aesthetic philosophy in which damage and wear are embraced as part of an object’s history. “Considering what we were going through internally, and with what a lot of the lyrics are about, it had a great deal of resonance for us – the idea of figuring out how to repair breaks and make them a thing of beauty,” says bassist Nick Harmer, who suggested the name to singer/guitarist Ben Gibbard and drummer Jason McGerr. “Philosophically, spiritually, emotionally, it seems perfect for this group of songs.”

            Led Zeppelin

            Physical Graffiti - Standard Remastered Edition

              The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted in February, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              2xLP Info: Remastered album on 180-gram vinyl, packaged in a sleeve that replicates the LP’s first pressing in exacting detail.

              2xCD Info: Remastered album packaged in a replica of the original LP jacket.

              Led Zeppelin

              Physical Graffiti - Deluxe Remastered Edition

              The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted in February, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

              As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.

              The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy,” as well as an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke.” All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and “Driving Through Kashmir,” a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus “Kashmir.” Also featured is “Everybody Makes It Through,” a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics.

              STAFF COMMENTS

              Andy says: Mmmm, the deluxe edition features the remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio. The bomb (and an old Shop Favourite). It doesn't get much better than this! Philippa adds: It's got 'Kashmir' on it!

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              3xLtd LP Info: Remastered album and unreleased companion audio on 180-gram vinyl.

              3xLtd CD Info: Remastered album on two discs, plus a third disc of unreleased companion audio.

              Led Zeppelin

              Physical Graffiti - Super Deluxe Remastered Box Set Edition

                • Super Deluxe Boxed Set – This collection includes:
                • Remastered double album on CD in vinyl replica sleeve.
                • Companion audio on CD in card wallet featuring new alternate cover art.
                • Remastered double album on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating first pressing.
                • Companion audio on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve with new alternate cover art.
                • High-definition audio download card of all content at 96kHz/24 bit.
                • Hard bound, 96 page book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
                • High-quality print of the original album cover, the first 30,000 of which will be individually numbered.

                The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign continues in 2015, turning the spotlight on the double album Physical Graffiti. The deluxe edition of the group’s sixth studio album will arrive 40 years to the day after the original debuted in February, 1975. The reissues of the first five Led Zeppelin albums in 2014 found both commercial successes, with multiple titles reaching Top 10 chart status in countries around the world, as well as widespread critical acclaim, including the recent Classic Rock “Reissue Of The Year” Award.

                As with the previous deluxe editions, Physical Graffiti has been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and is accompanied by a disc of companion audio comprising previously unreleased music related to the original release.

                The companion audio disc that accompanies the deluxe edition of Physical Graffiti has seven unreleased tracks, including rough mixes of “In My Time Of Dying” and “Houses Of The Holy,” as well as an early mix of “Trampled Under Foot” called “Brandy & Coke.” All the unreleased companion tracks offer fans a chance to hear well-known songs from a different perspective, including the Sunset Sound mix of “Boogie With Stu” and “Driving Through Kashmir,” a rough orchestra mix of the band’s eight minute opus “Kashmir.” Also featured is “Everybody Makes It Through,” a strikingly different early version of “In The Light” with alternate lyrics.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                Led Zeppelin

                Houses Of The Holy - Standard Remastered Edition

                The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the US and here in the UK album charts Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III both charted in the top 10, followed closely by Led Zeppelin II at number 12. The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy.


                Led Zeppelin

                IV - Standard Remastered Edition

                The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the US and here in the UK album charts Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III both charted in the top 10, followed closely by Led Zeppelin II at number 12. The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy.

                Led Zeppelin

                Houses Of The Holy - Deluxe Remastered Edition

                The Led Zeppelin reissue campaign got off to an remarkable start in June as deluxe editions of Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, and Led Zeppelin III debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart in the US and here in the UK album charts Led Zeppelin and Led Zeppelin III both charted in the top 10, followed closely by Led Zeppelin II at number 12. The band has now prepared the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV (the third best-selling album in U.S. history) and Houses Of The Holy. As with the previous deluxe editions, both albums have been newly remastered by guitarist and producer Jimmy Page and are accompanied by a second disc of companion audio comprised entirely of unreleased music related to that album.


                Following the whirlwind success of their first two albums and near constant touring, Page and Plant took to the now famous Bron-Yr-Aur cottage in Wales in 1970 to start the early composition of Led Zeppelin III. They later convened with Bonham and Jones for rehearsals before entering London’s Olympic Studios to begin recording in May 1970. Fueled by classic tracks such as “Immigrant Song” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You,” the album soared to the top of charts worldwide upon its release in October of 1970 and has since been certified 6x platinum.

                The nine tracks featured on Led Zeppelin III’s companion audio continue to offer a window into the band’s recording process with seven studio outtakes of songs from the album as well as three previously unheard compositions: “Jennings Farm Blues” (an instrumental forerunner of “Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp”), “Bathroom Sound” (an instrumental version of “Out On The Tiles”), and their take on the blues classics “Keys To The Highway/Trouble In Mind.”

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd LP Info: Original remastered LP, plus an album of companion audio, on 180 gram vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve that includes the wheel and die-cut holes from the original LP sleeve. The second LP features previously unreleased studio outtakes.

                The band wrote and recorded nearly all of Led Zeppelin II while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after Led Zeppelin in October of 1969. Led Zeppelin II features some of the band’s most beloved tracks including “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” as well as “Whole Lotta Love,” considered by many to be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time.

                The Led Zeppelin II companion audio gives fans the first peek into the band’s recording sessions, with alternate mixes of five songs from the album, backing tracks to “Thank You” and “Living Loving Maid (She’s Just A Woman),” and the previously unreleased track “La La.”

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Andy says: Superior second album, with better songs and a deeper dynamic. Never better presented than in this Jimmy Page remaster.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                2xLtd LP Info: Original remastered LP, plus an album of companion audio, on 180 gram vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve, featuring previously unreleased studio outtakes.

                The Led Zeppelin legend began in January of 1969 with the group’s eponymous debut. From the opening salvo of “Good Times Bad Times,” on through to “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Communication Breakdown,” and “Dazed And Confused,” the album introduced the band’s unmistakable sound and left an indelible mark on the music landscape.

                The companion audio for Led Zeppelin features a previously unreleased performance recorded on October 10, 1969 at the Olympia Theatre in Paris. The nine-song set features seven tracks from the album, including an epic 15-minute version of “Dazed And Confused,” as well as “Heartbreaker” and “Moby Dick,” which would debut on Led Zeppelin II later that month.

                STAFF COMMENTS

                Andy says: Explosive, heavy, blues debut, but then you knew that already. Superbly presented and remastered. Definitive.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                3xLtd LP Info: Original remastered LP, plus 2 LPs of companion audio on 180 gram vinyl in a tri-fold sleeve. Featuring a previously unreleased October 1969 concert from Paris, France.

                The band wrote and recorded nearly all of Led Zeppelin II while touring relentlessly to support its debut album. Incredibly, the album was released just seven months after Led Zeppelin in October of 1969. Led Zeppelin II features some of the band’s most beloved tracks including “Ramble On” and “Heartbreaker” as well as “Whole Lotta Love,” considered by many to be one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll songs of all time.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                LP Info: 1LP Original album on 180 gram vinyl, newly remastered in gatefold sleeve.

                The Led Zeppelin legend began in January of 1969 with the group’s eponymous debut. From the opening salvo of “Good Times Bad Times,” on through to “Babe I’m Gonna Leave You,” “Communication Breakdown,” and “Dazed And Confused,” the album introduced the band’s unmistakable sound and left an indelible mark on the music landscape.


                FORMAT INFORMATION

                LP Info: Original album on 180 gram vinyl, newly remastered in single sleeve replicating the original album.

                The Velvet Underground

                Loaded - Fully Loaded

                  Double CD album set featuring the original album with bonus tracks and an alternate album which includes previously unreleased outtakes demos and alternate mixes includes the original studio versions of Sweet Jane and Rock & Roll.




                  Joy Formidable

                  Cholla

                    The Joy Formidable return with their first release from new album ‘Wolf’s Law’ on October 15th. As NME noted prior to their first UK shows of 2012 at packed NME / Radio One Stages at Reading and Leeds Festivals on hearing sneak previews of the new songs, ‘Wolf’s Law’ ‘could well see them become the next big British guitar band’.

                    The finished album, for which ‘Cholla’ is the perfect calling card, takes the band’s already acknowledged mastery of melody and dynamic to another level, achieving the band’s aim at its inception ‘to keep the sense that everything is possible.’

                    Stick Mcghee

                    Drank Up All The Wine Last Night / Venus Blues

                    Two of the finest examples of belting barrelhouse jumpin’ blues at their very best and finally available on a 45 format. "Drank Up All The Wine Last Night" is another classic to add to the 'drunk R&B' sub-section.


                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    7" Info: Limited dinked reissue with replica US label artwork. 500 copies only.

                    Santogold

                    LES Artistes

                    The hotly-tipped Santogold precedes here self-titled debut CD with new single "LES Artistes". Originally the B-side of her debut 12" on Downtown, this catchy pop track now gets A-side billing. "LES Artistes" artists sounds just like it's been taken from a 1980s Brat pack film (The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off etc), and is possibly actually by The Bangles or The B-52s. Yep, it's one of those US electrorock'n'roll chuggers with a big sing-along chorus! On the flipside of the 45 we have "Your Voice", a super-sweet lovers reggae track that comes across like Altered Images In Dub!

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CDS Info: CD single includes "LES Artistes" (track and video).

                    Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly

                    Find The Time

                    "Find The Time" is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming album "Searching For The Hows And Whys". Co-produced by Get Cape Wear Cape Fly and Nitin Sawnhey, "Searching For The Hows And Whys" is the follow up to the twenty one year old's 2006 debut album "The Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager" which was a massive hit with fans and critics alike.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CDS Info: The CD single includes "All Falls Down".

                    Ruarri Joseph

                    Tales Of Grime And Grit

                    Cornish singer/songwriter Ruarri Joseph releases his debut single, "Tales Of Grime And Grit. A live favourite, it is the first physical format release from Ruarri. He's been touring extensively, both solo and band performances, supporting Wilco, Funeral For A Friend and others and is confirmed for a slew of festival appearances this Summer as well.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Ltd 7" Info: Limited edition rose pink vinyl includes "Dig Drifter Dig" on the B-side.

                    Switches

                    Lay Down The Law

                    Switches continue their ascent with this forthcoming Southend stomper of a single, "Lay Down The Law". The band have spent the last three months building their collective armoury and sharpening their shows with gigs here, there and everywhere. They now exit the starting blocks faster than a steroid influenced sprinter with this, a brand new Rob Schnapf (Beck, Elliot Smith) produced version of the demo track that was originally released on 7" only in Autumn last year.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CDS Info: The CD single also includes the track "Eye Need 2 No".

                    "Everything Last Winter" is the debut album from Fields, and it features re-recorded versions of their singles "If You Fail We All Fail" and "Song For The Fields". It also contains some of the most visually arresting artwork to grace a musical release in recent times. In keeping with the tone of the rest of their work the band have eschewed hiding behind computer trickery and all other mod cons and chosen to work with a real human being, a pen and a pad of paper.

                    Jet

                    Shine On

                    Hanging out with the Gallagher brothers has definitely rubbed off on Jet, as this title track from their second album proves. "Shine On" is an anthemic rock ballad with Bealtes-ey guitars and a gospel choir backing.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CDS Info: The CD single includes "Coming Home Soon".

                    Get Cape Wear Cape Fly

                    I Spy

                    "I Spy" starts off quite simply, combining intricate acoustics and vocals then the beat picks up and strings are introduced and it builds into a really powerful emotive song. One of the best tracks off his acclaimed "Chronicles Of A Bohemian Teenager" album.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Ltd 7" 2 Info: 7" part 2 includes "I Spy (Metronomy Mix)" on the B-side.

                    David Newman

                    The Many Facets Of David Newman

                    This 1969 album sees sax player Newman serving up a combination of smooth and funky jazz instrumentals, some arranged by Arif Mardin. It contains covers of Curtis Mayfield's "We're A Winner" and Calvin Arnold's "The Funky Way To Treat Somebody".

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP Info: US import with authentic sleeve artwork.

                    Crosby, Stills & Nash

                    Crosby Stills & Nash

                    If you know and love this all time classic already, then you may be tempted by the superior sound and artwork, or the four extra songs, three of which are previously unheard. One, their seemingly impromptu yet meltingly delivered cover of "Everybody's Talking" is worth the entrance fee on its own! If, on the other hand, you've never heard this music, think melodic, stoned, warm, groovy, daydream folk rock. It was an album which perfectly resonated with its times (late 60's) and you can still feel its glow, 35 years later. A total classic!

                    How to follow one of the greatest albums of recent years? More of the same, please! That's what Norway's Even Johansen serves up here, and no way should we complain. His music is gentle, folk-based and extremely melodic, but luxuriously produced with pedal-steel, banjo, trumpets and all sorts of electronic squiggles and pops. Even has the sweetest, dreamiest voice that's a mixture of weariness and wonderment, but it's his songwriting skills that impress. Overall not quite as strong as 2003's "On Your Side", you're still not likely to hear a better collection of tunes all year. Recommended!

                    No Hope In New Jersey

                    Steady Diet Of Decline

                    No Hope In New Jersey's emphatic debut album "Steady Diet Of Decline" sees the Manchester quartet come of age, with a maelstrom of devastating riffs and razor-sharp lyrics, and production courtesy of Chris Sheldon. 'We're not the most overtly macho band in the world like, say, Black Flag back in the day,' says Andy, 'but we play with the same abandon and disregard for current convention. And to my mind that's what you really want with a live band. Not this streamlined stuff that passes for punk rock.'

                    Jet

                    Cold Hard Bitch

                    Fantastic full on, floor filling rock'n'roll from one of the kings of the genre!!

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    DVD single Info: The DVD features the video for "Cold Hard Bitch", the international video version of "Move Over DJ", plus audio tracks "Cold Hard Bitch" and "Sweet Young Thing - Live @ Brixton Academy".

                    Melvins

                    Melvinmania

                    From grunge rock legends The Melvins, this 'best of' compiles five tracks from each of the three albums they recorded for Atlantic records in the mid 90s. Widely regarded as the band's best period, this 15 track collection is also an enhanced CD that includes three of the band's videos. It includes expanded packaging containing, liner notes & photographs and all for a nice cheap price too.

                    When Rick Wakeman replaced Tony Kaye on keyboards in 1971 the last piece was finally in place and Yes were soon to be regarded as amongst the premier progressive rock acts around. Surrounded by banks of instruments, Wakeman played organ, synths, Mellotron, piano and electric harpsichord alongside Anderson, Squire, Bruford and Howe and the first recordings by (what many believe to be) the definitive Yes line-up resulted in "Fragile". Four group tracks and five featuring each individual band member produced classic tracks like "Roundabout", "Heart Of The Sunrise" and "Long Distance Runaround".

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CD Info: Newly remastered with restored Roger Dean artwork, this edition features two bonus tracks.

                    One of the most successful of the 70s progressive rock groups, Yes began their career with this adventurous debut album. Influenced by the explosion of new pyschedelic prog rock bands like Pink Floyd, Cream and the Nice (who weren't afraid to mix rock idioms with classical music) "Yes" was issued in November 1969 it featured Jon Anderson's distinctive vocals, Chris Squire's huge bass sound, Peter Banks' angular guitar and Tony Kaye's keyboards which were underpinned by Bruford's remarkable drumming that managed to be both complex and effortless. It was their first step on the path to prog rock success.

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                    CD Info: This new edition has new notes and is remastered with six extra tracks.

                    Rush

                    Vapor Trails

                    The long five year absence from the recording studios of one of prog-rock's biggest bands - Rush, is over. Neil Peart's tragic loss has taken time to overcome but his drum roll on the album's storming opening track "One Little Victory" announces that Rush are back to their best. There's a genuine energy and commitment to "Vapor Trails" that shows a will to make things work, to redefine themselves through their music and this album will be seen as one of the best of their later works.

                    K-Solo

                    Tell The World My Name

                    Classic 1990 debut LP from Hit Squad family member K-Solo. Erick and Parrish provide their trademark beats for this highly gifted MC to flex his high-speed rhyme skills over. Check his crazy S P E L L I N G style on the wicked "Spellbound"!! Class old school action for EPMD fans.

                    Brother Jack McDuff & David Newman

                    Double Barrelled Soul

                    Wicked jazz dance LP from '68 from Hammond maestro McDuff and Dave 'Fathead' Newman on sax and flute.

                    A vaguely disturbing concept album from an interesting new female vocalist, given to theatrics and inner meanings as she tries to engage in a dialogue with her dead father. As much Sheryl Crow as Tori Amos but with a penchant for the dramatic and the unsettling image.

                    Dee Dee Bridgewater

                    Bad For Me

                    Pumping 70's soul jazz disco on the remastered Atlantic series. This has all the cliches, wah wah guitar, soulful ballads, disco beats and a huge brass section.

                    Grover Washington

                    Winelight

                    The epitome of late night FM jazz this 1980 release from saxman Grover Washington produced the huge million selling hit "Just the Two of Us" featuring Bill Withers.

                    Billy Cobham

                    Crosswinds

                    One of the most brilliant drummers of his generation; Billy Cobham has recorded with some of the towering giants of jazz and fusion. His solo albums may be overshadowed by his work with John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra but this 1974 release is one of his best works. Strong compositions, beautifully played with George Duke, John Abercrombie and Randy Brecker all adding their skills to a superb album.

                    Billy Cobham

                    Spectrum

                    On 1973's "Spectrum", Cobham unleashed Jan Hammer and Tommy Bolin (later of Deep Purple) loose on his strongest fusion compositions yet. The results were epic in every sense of the word and respect for Cobham increased beyond that given to the worlds greatest drummer. This is brilliant powerhouse fusion and is as vital today as when it was recorded.


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