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Echo & The Bunnymen

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon

Bunnymen Classics Transformed & New Songs With Strings & Things Attached.

‘I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.’ Ian McCulloch

This new studio album sees The Bunnymen, still lead by the indominable Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, revisit some of their greatest songs to rearrange and transform them with co producer Andy Wright…and strings and things. Also included is two brand new tracks to accompany the classics.

Echo & the Bunnymen's dark, swirling fusion of post-punk and The Doors/The Velvets-inspired pop psychedelia has brought the group twenty top 20 hits and nine top 20 albums in the UK so far in their 40 year career. The band have come a long way from the group's infamous first concert as a three-piece with a drum machine in 1979 at the legendary Erics club in Liverpool, The Bunnymen still perform sell-out concerts across the world today.

Their seminal albums 'Crocodiles', 'Heaven Up Here', 'Porcupine' and 'Ocean Rain' have been a major influence for acts such as Coldplay, The Killers and The Flaming Lips whilst later albums 'Evergreen' and 'What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?' and 'Siberia & Meteorites' demonstrate what an amazing body of work the band have.

The Bunnymen are still revered by those in the best of popular culture. In the past year alone, the highly acclaimed and culturally phenomenal Netflix series 'Stranger Things' has used the song 'Nocturnal Me' whilst the equally comparable '13 Reasons Why' has used 'The Killing Moon', a song also used on another Netflix show, 'Dead of Summer'. 

FORMAT INFORMATION

Coloured LP Info: Luminous Coloured Double Vinyl. RSD Stores Exclusive limited edition.

Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

The Charlatans

Totally Eclipsing

    The four track release was recorded earlier this year, with lead track ‘Totally Eclipsing’ produced and mixed by David Wrench in London. Wrench has previously worked with the likes of The xx, Frank Ocean, Jamie xx and many more. ‘Standing Alone’, ‘Indefinitely In Your Debt’ and ‘Hopelessly Hoping’ were recorded by The Charlatans and Jim Spencer at Big Mushroom in Cheshire and mixed by Oliver Wright (Hot Chip, Dream Wife) in London.

    FORMAT INFORMATION

    Ltd 12" Info: Limited edition green vinyl.

    The Charlatans

    Different Days: Special Edition

      This special edition features the 4 extra tracks which make up the "Total Eclipsing" EP.

      The Damned

      Stiff Singles 1976-1977

        It was the summer of 1976 when Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies and Captain Sensible recruited guitarist and songwriter Brian James, they played their first gig supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club and quickly signed to Stiff Records and began writing the very first chapter of the punk rock history books.

        Their debut 7” - New Rose – was written by Brian James and backed by a proto-thrash version of The Beatles’ Help. It was recorded by Stiff’s in-house producer, Nick Lowe and set the punk dream alight at exactly 9.00am when record shops opened for business on 22 October 1976, stealing a march on the Pistols by becoming what is widely acknowledged as the very first punk record ever released.The band really came into their own with their second single - Neat Neat Neat - which had two cuts on the B-side, Stab Yor Back and Singalongascabies. Produced, like New Rose, by Nick Lowe, the vinyl had a message from one band member scratched in the run-out groove: “this is your captain speaking...” So what were Captain Sensible’s favourite acts on Stiff, one journalist asked him in 2007? “I wasn't interested!” he insists. “It was mainly pub rock in the early days, which we despised and sneered at in our young and snotty way…”

        After a special 7” - Stretcher Case Baby - cut to give away at gigs celebrating the band’s first anniversary, they went back into the studio, this time with Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason at the controls. Third single Problem Child was written by Brian James with Rat Scabies and featured new recruit Lu Edmonds on guitar. An incendiary two minutes of the band in their prime, it failed to crack the UK top 40 but did make number 27 in NME’s alternative singles chart. By the end of 1977, the Damned were ready to part with Stiff, just as Brian James and Lu Edmonds were ready to part with The Damned. Their last single was Don’t Cry Wolf, backed with another Nick Mason-produced track, One Way Love.

        BMG now proudly present this limited edition set comprising of 5 x 7" vinyl singles including the famed first ever punk single ‘New Rose’ and all the other early hits from the impressively chaotic punk quartet. All singles have been recreated with their original artwork, including the ultra-rare, previously fan club only ‘Stretcher Case Baby’. These are all packed in a superb box, collaged with original press cuttings from back in the day. Also included is a Damned embroidered patch, exclusive to this boxset.


        Almost a year after it dropped in digital format, Future's gargantuan fifth studio album finally lands on vinyl. Bombastic as ever, Future has gone for the eponymous approach, employing maximum flex on a vital LP which deserves its quadruple platinum status. Featuring production from Metro Boomin, Zaytoven, DJ Khaled (another one) and Southside amongst other, "Future" is a perfect embodiment of the contemporary rap sound. Rumbling subs, rattling hats and autotuned vocals abound as we sample peak trap, while Future takes to the booth to give us a no holds barred account of ballin in 2017. Another contemporary rap classic finally on vinyl.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Patrick says: "Percocets, Molly, Percocets" - here it is folks! The biggest commercial hip hop LP of 2017, finally on vinyl. Alongside the mega Tommy Butler sampling "Mask Off", singles "Draco" and the Zaytoven produced "Feds Did A Sweep" are your key cuts here.

        Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

        STAFF COMMENTS

        Barry says: Morrissey's new album is brimming with the sort of melancholy jangles and clever chord structures of yesteryear, but coupled with wry and ardent policism, a bit of conga and some flamenco stuff too. Lots of sounds, all worked into songs.

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        Coloured LP Info: Standard LP (Clear Vinyl).

        Indies Exclusive LP Info: RSD Stores Exclusive LP (Green Vinyl).

        5x7" Box Set Info: Import copies!!! 5 x clear vinyl 7"s, 6 x art cards and download code.

        The Charlatans

        Over Again

          ‘Over Again’ is taken from The Charlatans’ latest album, ‘Different Days’. Self-produced at the band’s studio in Crewe, the album features the core quartet of vocalist Tim Burgess, bassist Martin Blunt, guitarist Mark Collins and keyboard player Tony Rogers, along with contributions from an enviable cast of friends including former Verve drummer Pete Salisbury, Anton Newcombe from Brian Jonestown Massacre, Johnny Marr, Stephen Morris of New Order, Kurt Wagner, Paul Weller, crime writer Ian Rankin and writer / actress Sharon Horgan.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          Ltd 7" Info: Limited to 500 copies on green vinyl

          Black Sabbath

          The Ten Years War - Deluxe Vinyl Box Set

            Contents:
            · 8 x LPs in original sleeves on 180g splatter-coloured vinyl. Re-mastered by Andy Pearce from the original tapes.

            · 2 x 7’’ singles - reproduced in their original sleeves.

            · A crucifix-shaped USB stick which can be worn around the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath Albums.

            · Ten Year War brochure

            · Hardback book

            · 10th Anniversary 1978 Official Programme

            · 1972 Seattle Centre Arena Tour Poster

            Black Sabbath are one of the world’s most popular and enduring heavy metal bands and are constantly credited with inventing and defining the genre. With a career spanning 50 years, Black Sabbath have proven time and time again that their musical heritage is unrivalled. Having sold tens of millions of records, sold out global arena tours and bewitched millions of dedicated fans, the band have built a catalogue envied by all. The Ten Year War box set brings together the first eight Sabbath studio albums in one place, plus a swathe of other rarities, and celebrates the band’s achievements on the stage, in the studio and in the public eye.

            Including 8 vinyl LPs reproduced in their original sleeves, remastered by renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce from the original tape and pressed on 180 gram splatter-coloured vinyl. It also include two 7’’ singles, all reproduced in their original sleeves. A crucifix-shaped USB stick is included which can be worn around the neck and contains MQA high definition audio of the first eight Black Sabbath Albums.

            Along with the audio, the box set includes The Ten Year War brochure, reproduced from the original publication, a hardback book, featuring accolades from the cream of rock royalty, coupled with photography of the band during their 1970s tours, recording sessions and photoshoots, as well as the reproduced Tenth Anniversary World Tour 1978 Official Programme and the tour poster from the 1972 Seattle Centre Arena show.


            Morrissey

            Spent The Day In Bed

              ONE COPY ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

              "Spent The Day In Bed" / "Judy Is A Punk" is the first 7" release from Morrissey's upcoming album 'Low In High School'. Low in High School is Morrissey’s first studio album since 2014 and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in France and in Rome at Ennio Morricone’s Forum Studios. The record is produced by Joe Chiccarelli (who has worked with Frank Zappa, The Strokes, Beck and The White Stripes to name a few). Morrissey’s talent for combining political statements and beautiful melodies is more prevalent than ever on Low in High-School, capturing the zeitgeist of an ever-changing world.

              FORMAT INFORMATION

              Ltd 7" Info: Limited clear vinyl.

              William Patrick Corgan (AKA Billy Corgan - Smashing Pumpkins)

              Ogilala - Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl

                As the founding member of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS, William Patrick Corgan has created one of the most acclaimed bodies of work in musical history having sold more than 30 million albums, and won multiple Grammy Awards in the process. For Ogilala, he teamed up with legendary producer Rick Rubin to make his most intimate body of work to date.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: Indie Exclusive Pink Vinyl – 1000 units.

                Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

                Lovely Creatures - The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 - 2014)

                • Lovely Creatures is the most comprehensive overview of the recorded work of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds to date. Spanning thirty years of music from their debut album From Her To Eternity through to Push The Sky Away their 15th studio album, the collection navigates one of the most exhilarating, idiosyncratic and inventive bodies of work created in contemporary music.

                • Included are long-standing live favourites “Stagger Lee” and “The Mercy Seat”, their hit single from 1995 “Where The Wild Roses Grow” through to recent fan favourites “Jubilee Street” and “We No Who U R”. There are songs that newcomers may only know from their appearance on film and television soundtracks, notably “O Children” (Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows Pt. I) and the ubiquitous “Red Right Hand”, most recently familiar to fans of the series Peaky Blinders.

                • The album was compiled by Nick Cave and founding member Mick Harvey, with help from the current Bad Seeds. 

                Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band: Standard CD, Triple LP, Deluxe 3CD with DVD and the Super Deluxe Limited Edition package. 


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Laura says: Nick Cave has been one of the most influential and distinctive songwriter / performers of the last 30 odd years. With such a brilliant and varied catalogue spanning 15 LPs, I'd find it virtually impossible to select a mere 21 'best of' tracks, but Nick and ex Bad Seed Mick Harvey have managed it, and that's what you get here on the vinyl and standard CD editions of this release. The deluxe expands futher and is spread across 3CDs and a live/interview DVD.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                3xLtd LP Info: 3 x 12” black heavyweight vinyl with triple gatefold sleeve.

                2xCD Info: Double CD (21 tracks) with 24 page booklet.

                4xLtd CD/DVD Info: Deluxe case bound book containing 3 CDs (45 tracks) and two hour DVD featuring live performances, rare footage and interviews with a 36 page book.

                Blondie returns with 11th studio album ‘Pollinator’ lighting up 2017 with an incredible new record befitting one of the world’s greatest bands.

                Produced live in the studio by John Congleton (St. Vincent, John Grant, War On Drugs, David Byrne)

                The last album recorded at New York’s legendary Magic Shop studios before their closure.

                Blondie’s classic writing duo of Chris Stein and Debbie Harry are at the heart of the creation with an impressive list of song wirters on the project including Johnny Marr, TV On the Radio’s Dave Sitek, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange, Lightspeed Champion) Adam Johnson aka An Unkindess, Sia and Charli XCX .

                Studio appearances from Joan Jett, Laurie Anderson and The Gregory Brothers.

                Blondie are: Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Clem Burke, Matt Katz-Bohen, Leigh Foxx and Tommy Kessler.


                STAFF COMMENTS

                Barry says: I was a little young for Blondie, having been born 5 years after Parallel Lines was out, but had I not been, i'd be regaling you with tales of how I had posters of Debbie Harry in my bedroom, but I didn't. I had posters of Yoshi. Still, this is very good.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: Limited RSD Stores Exclusive WHITE Vinyl.

                Coloured LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                6x7" Box Set Info: 6 piece vinyl set with 6 x art cards and artworked sleeves.


                Super Furry Animals

                Fuzzy Logic (20th Anniversary Album Re-Issue)

                  • 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition
                  • Remastered from the original master tapes
                  • Produced in conjunction with Super Furry Animals and management
                  • Original cover art


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Laura says: "Fuzzy Logic" was originally released in 1996, and introduced us to the warped, synth-psych-pop world of the Super Furries. You're plunged straight in from the opening riffs of "God! Show Me Magic", which sets things off at a manic pace, before swooping down into "Fuzzy Birds", then back up again for the hook-filled "Something 4 The Weekend". And so it goes on, vying between manic knob twiddling wig-outs to more pastoral, psych-pop all with an innate sense of melody and fun. They managed to take elements of 60s psych, 70s glam and a punk rock attitude and meld them into something unlike anything else around at the time. It was a real breath of fresh air when it came out in '96 and still sounds great 20 years on!

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  LP Info: LP - original album remastered, in new gatefold sleeve, 180 gram heavyweight vinyl

                  2xCD Info: 2CD - original Fuzzy Logic album (1996) + previously unreleased bonus tracks. CD booklet contains sleeve notes by acclaimed writer journalist Keith Cameron, with new band interviews

                  • A career-spanning collection containing every single to date, along with fan favourites and band chosen deep cuts
                  • Features tracks from every Super Furry Animals album
                  • Includes recent, highly acclaimed single ‘Bing Bong’, unofficial Welsh Euro 2016 anthem
                  • Produced in conjunction with Super Furry Animals and management
                  • CD packaging artwork by celebrated, legendary, Super Furry’s designer Pete Fowler
                  • CD booklet contains sleeve notes by acclaimed journalist and writer Simon Price


                  STAFF COMMENTS

                  Andy says: Brilliant best of with "Bing Bong" included!

                  The Associates

                  The Affectionate Punch - Expanded Edition

                  Formed in in 1976 by Billy McKenzie and Alan Rankine, The Associates made lavish, genrebending cabaret pop.

                  Their debut album, ‘The Affectionate Punch’, further cemented their growing reputation as sometimes startling, often enthralling innovators.

                  The group’s story is filled with wonderful anecdotes (chocolate guitars on Top Of The Pops, whippets with their own hotel room) but it’s their wildly-inventive music capped by Billy’s stunning vocals, that ensures their place in pop music history.

                  The original album on CD1 is newly re-mastered from ¼” tape. CD2 features rare and unreleased tracks.

                  28 page booklet features lyrics, new liner notes, previously unpublished photos and rare memorabilia.

                  The Associates

                  Fourth Drawer Down - Expanded Edition

                  Formed in in 1976 by Billy McKenzie and Alan Rankine, The Associates made lavish, genrebending cabaret pop.

                  The original release of ‘Fourth Drawer Down’ gathered The Associates’ inventive, genre-defying singles released by Situation 2 on one album.

                  The group’s story is filled with wonderful anecdotes (chocolate guitars on Top Of The Pops, whippets with their own hotel room) but it’s their wildly-inventive music capped by Billy’s stunning vocals, that ensures their place in pop music history.

                  This new CD edition expands the original single album to a 2CD collection with a 28 page booklet featuring lyrics, new liner notes, previously unpublished photos and rare memorabilia.

                  What is an album, but the sum of all its parts? Kasabian's refreshing new album '48:13' consists of 13 tracks, accumulating to a total running time of 48 minutes and 13 seconds.

                  The distinct sound and integrity of Kasabian's fifth studio album defines the very essence of the band, their trademark sound distilled and re-packaged into one incredibly exciting, unique statement of intent. ’48:13’ is driven by the continuous evolution and musical experimentation of the band through their previous 4 albums, spanning a career which celebrates its 10th year with the release of this, their 5th album.

                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                  2x10" LP Info: Limited edition double 10" vinyl.

                  Lou Reed

                  Lou Reed

                    Nearly 30 years after it came out, Lou Reed's solo debut suggests that neither Reed nor his new record company were quite sure about what to do with him in 1972. It would be years before the cult of the Velvet Underground became big enough to mean anything commercially, leaving Lou pretty much back where he started from in the public eye after five years of hard work, and he seemed to be searching for a different musical direction on this set without quite deciding what it would be; while the best tunes are admirably lean, no-frills rock & roll, there are also several featuring tricked-up arrangements that don't suit the material terribly well (at no other time in history would anyone believe that Steve Howe and Rick Wakeman would be a good choice as backing musicians for the guy who wrote "Sister Ray"). Lou also didn't appear to have done much songwriting since he left the Velvets in 1970; with the exception of the hilariously catty "Wild Child" and "Berlin," a song Reed would revisit a few years later, nearly every significant song on Lou Reed dated back to his tenure with the Velvet Underground, though it would be years before that band's recordings of "I Can't Stand It," "Lisa Says," or "Ocean" would surface. On its own terms, Lou Reed isn't a bad album, but it isn't a terribly interesting one either, and since superior performances of most of these songs are available elsewhere, it stands today more as a historical curiosity than anything else.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Andy says: First post-VU solo outing including five (at the time) unreleased Velvets tracks.

                    From the suburbs of Croydon to the industrial bloc of former East Berlin, The Tunics have been quietly making a name for themselves as well as an album.

                    Their sound is a mix of influences; The Libertines, Cast and Oasis. The album is a melody-heavy, heart-on-the-sleeve affair, reminiscent of the greats from the Britpop era, when guitar bands were ruling the charts. “I’ve got a lot of confidence in the songs that we’re writing and the album that we have,” says frontman Joe. “Not to be too overblown about the whole thing but we’re ready for a proper f**king guitar band with actual songs. I think that’s what the world needs.”

                    The album opens with the dance-like-you’re-a-teenager-again track entitled "Berlin" - an ode to the city of their rebirth. "Help Is On It’s Way" is next up. Bass heavy, it drives the song forward like speeding traffic, barrelling up the westway. Third up "I’m Broke You’re Bored" will be the second single release from the album: A poignant sentiment with the gently spiralling guitar and keyboards of Costello and Booth providing the soundtrack to it. "Stolen Hearts" is the ballad of the album and a stand-out track complete with slide guitars that shine a western infused sunset light on the song. Next up is "Radio", a beautiful string-laden piece of music that comes with one of the band’s sharpest-tongued lyrics. “I think the song is about everything on the radio being rubbish basically and just saying I can’t bear this any longer, I need an outlet for myself.” Debut single "Low" has a killer hook with layers of piano and guitar sounds. A soft interlude marks the half way point of the album and leads into the second half of the record: "Slaves Ride On These Waves" is again haunted by a western air. The gently plucked guitar and folky balladry places it firmly in the desert, a lost Morricone. "You Already Knew" picks up the tempo and from here on in the album is hitting the backbeat hard. "Shadows" is a jaunty and upbeat psychedelic groover with a political stab. "Wit and Acid Tongue", largely instrumental skiffles by with an undeniable and sometimes abstract sixties’ vibe. "A Moment of Clarity" is the penultimate track on Dabblers Handbook and is a moment in time, an expansive breath and a gently rocking precursor to album closer "Dear God", an epic and beautifully composed prayer of a track. The anthemic strings wrap the closing number into a gift of a finale.

                    By 1972 Lou Reed was a hugely influential but otherwise little-known cult figure. It seems strange that he needed the production big-up of David Bowie and his guitarist Mick Ronson (later to produce Morrissey) to stake his claim in the exploding Glam era. This album nicely bottles that heady collision of NY cool steet poetry with UK trash / glam excitement; it was a real one-off. There's four stone classics: "Walk on the Wild Side" (the most sampled / ripped off bassline ever!) "Vicious", "Perfect Day" and (Top 100 All Time Greatest Songs?) "Satellite Of Love" and one Velvets' left-over, but it's as a whole LP that this thing works. One of the best from one of the greatest!

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Andy says: His most iconic solo record.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    CD Info: CD comes with lush booklet and remastered sound.


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