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Love And Rockets

Sorted! The Best Of...

    15 track compilation selected by Love And Rockets from across their entire career and all labels. Contains some rare 7" single versions previously unavailable on any albums and all the tracks are remastered from the original tapes. Also features exclusive new sleeve notes by Love And Rockets themselves.

    Mark Lanegan

    Here Comes That Weird Chill (RSD21 EDITION)

      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2021 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY JUNE 12TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

      IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


      Originally released in 2003, Here Comes That Weird Chill (Methamphetamine Blues, Extras & Oddities) was a precursor to Markís stunning album Bubblegum. Conceived as a single from that album, Here Comes That Weird Chill... was expanded to an 8 track EP with the inclusion of outtakes from the album sessions - hence, Extras and Oddities. This Record Store Day edition is pink vinyl, pressed onto a 12" (previously 10") 

      TRACK LISTING

      Side 1 1. Methamphetamine Blues 2. On The Steps Of The Cathedral 3. Clear Spot 4. Message To Mine
      Side 2 1. Lexington Slow Down 2. Skeletal History 3. Wish You Well 4. Sleep With Me

      The Fall

      The Frenz Experiment - Expanded Edition

        Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s THE FRENZ EXPERIMENT. Available as an expanded edition on CD and LP, the releases both contain the original album, plus singles and B-Sides. The notes included with both formats contain brand new interviews conducted by Daryl Easley in May 2020.

        “I was clearing out the other day and I came across a review of Frenz Experiment, saying how this could have been great, how it could have been like T. Rex’s Electric Warrior. I never attempted to make an album like T-Rex. I don’t see the point in anybody trying to make an album like T-Rex, although people do. I don’t mind it when journalists make fair comparisons, when they’ve done their homework. But comparing Frenz to Electric Warrior is plain daft.”
        - Mark E Smith, Renegade – The Lives And Tales Of Mark E Smith, 2008

        STAFF COMMENTS

        says: Beggars Arkive re-issue The Fall’s 10th studio album, 1988’s ‘The Frenz Experiment’. Released at the height of their mainstream popularity, this expanded edition (on vinyl and CD) features the monstrous “Hit The North” as well as the cover versions of “Victoria” and “There’s A Ghost In My House”, alongside firm fan favourites like “Carrier Bag Man”, and “Bremen Nacht”.

        TRACK LISTING

        2LP

        A1 Frenz
        A2 Carry Bag Man
        A3 Get A Hotel
        A4 Victoria
        A5 Athlete Cured
        B1 In These Times
        B2 The Steak Place
        B3 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
        B4 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
        B5 Oswald Defence Lawyer
        C1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        C2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        C3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        C4 Haf Found Bormann(from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        C5 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
        C6 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
        D1 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
        D2 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
        D3 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
        D4 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
        D5 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)

        2CD

        CD1
        1 Frenz
        2 Carry Bag Man
        3 Get A Hotel
        4 Victoria
        5 Athlete Cured
        6 In These Times
        7 The Steak Place
        8 Bremen Nacht (Vinyl Version)
        9 Guest Informant (Excerpt)
        10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
        11 Bremen Nacht Run Out (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single, Included W. Initial Pressing Of The Album)
        12 Mark'll Sink Us (2) (from The Bremen Nacht Run Out Single)
        CD2
        1 There's A Ghost In My House (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        2 Sleep Debt Snatches (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        3 Mark'll Sink Us (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        4 Haf Found Bormann (from There’s A Ghost In My House Single)
        5 Hit The North Part 1 (from The Hit The North Single)
        6 Australians In Europe (from The Hit The North Single)
        7 Northerns In Europ (from The Hit The North Single)
        8 Guest Informant (B-side From The Victoria Single)
        9 Tuff Life Booogie (B-side From The Victoria Single)
        10 Twister (B-side From The Victoria Single)
        11 Bremen Nacht (Alternative)
        12 A Day In The Life (from Sgt. Pepper Knew My Father NME Compilation, 1988)
        13 Frenz (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
        14 There’s A Ghost In My House (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
        15 Get A Hotel (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *
        16 Haf Found Boorman (1987 Janice Long BBC Session) *

        * - Previously Unreleased

        Gary Numan

        The Pleasure Principle

          Originally release in 1979, The Pleasure Principle was Gary Numan's debut solo LP. 

          TRACK LISTING

          Airlane
          Metal
          Complex
          Films
          M.E.
          Tracks
          Observer
          Conversation
          Cars
          Engineers

          Tubeway Army

          Replicas

            Replicas is the second and final album by Gary Numan + Tubeway Army and was originally released in 1979. It was the first album in what Numan referred to as the “machine” phase of his career.  “Are Friends’ Electric?” was a surprise #1 UK hit single and this album was a huge breakthrough. Replicas began as a concept album, based on a book that Numan never completed about a futuristic metropolis where androids with cloned human skin called “Machmen” team up with machines to keep citizens controlled under fear and force.

            TRACK LISTING

            Me! I Disconnect From You
            Are 'Friends' Electric?
            The Machman
            Praying To The Aliens
            Down In The Park
            You Are In My Vision
            Replicas
            It Must Have Been Years
            When The Machines Rock
            I Nearly Married A Human

            Buffalo Tom

            Birdbrain

              30-year Anniversary edition of Buffalo Tom’s epic second album Birdbrain. Available on mint green vinyl, the album has been out of print for years.

              Buffalo Tom (Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis) formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. The three longstanding bandmates recognize the achievement of their longevity as a creative unit. Initially offering a raw, propulsive sound that emphasized Janovitz’s imposing guitar squall on such early releases as 1989’s Buffalo Tom and 1990’s Birdbrain, Buffalo Tom’s early approach gave way to a more melodic, yet no less distinctive, style on 1992’s Let Me Come Over (including the hit ballad “Taillights Fade”), 1993’s Big Red Letter Day (including the hit “Soda Jerk”) and 1995’s Sleepy Eyed.

              Their friendship with J. Mascis helped the band’s career take off by assisting with the production on the band’s first two albums; their self-titled debut, and Birdbrain.

              Since Birdbrain’s release 30 years ago, many songs from it album have become live favourites including the epic title track “Birdbrain”, and “Enemy”. Trouser Press wrote that “[Birdbrain] boasts most of Buffalo Tom’s best songs.”

              Buffalo Tom continues to make fantastic music, and they only get better with age. Their most recent album Quiet and Peace, came out in 2018.

              TRACK LISTING

              Birdbrain
              Skeleton Key
              Caress
              Guy Who Is Me
              Enemy
              Crawl
              Fortune Teller
              Baby
              Directive
              Bleeding Heart

              Freeez & John Rocca

              Southern Freeez / Variations On A Theeem

                Beggars Arkive is excited to reissue the classic FREEEZ debut album SOUTHERN FREEEZ. The second LP contains seven brand new tracks from the band’s leader John Rocca.

                Freeez were a legendary group from London, known as one of the UK’s main jazz-funk bands of the early 1980s…aka Brit funk. Led by John Rocca, Freeez consisted of various musicians, originally with Rocca and others including Andy Stennet (keyboards), Peter Maas (bass guitar) and Paul Morgan.

                Their debut album Southern Freeez was released in 1981 and contains the hit song “Southern Freeez” which included guest vocals by Ingrid Mansfield Allman. John Rocca initially released the album it on his own Pink Rythm label before being signed to Beggars Banquet.

                A few years later, they had even more hits. Their biggest, “IOU”, was a #1 club single and was written and produced by renowned producer Arthur Baker with lyric contributions and lead vocals by John Rocca and remixed by Jellybean Benitez and Baker. It was a hit in the US in addition to the UK and was used in the legendary breakdancing movie Beat Street. “Pop Goes My Love” was another hit. Rocca also had a hit as a solo artist in 1984 with “I Want It To Be Real”.

                While they may not be a household name, if you know, you know. They have been sampled many times, by artists including Jamie xx, Coolio, Brandy, Madlib and more.

                Nearly 40 years after the original release of Southern Freeez, after being contacted by Beggars Arkive about a reissue, John was inspired to go back to his roots. He pulled together some of the work that he had been experimenting with over the years and enlisted some musicians (including his nephews) to play on the tracks, saying that doing so “was a nice reflection of the past meeting the present”.

                “"The melancholic suburban soul of ‘Southern Freeez’ never gets tired for me....an album that has remained at the top of my Brit Funk pile!" - GILLES PETERSON

                TRACK LISTING

                LP1/FREEEZ – SOUTHERN FREEEZ
                A1 Mariposa
                A2 Caribbean Winter
                A3 Easy On The Onions
                A4 Sunset
                B1 Flying High
                B2 Southern Freeez
                B3 Roller Chase
                B4 First Love
                B5 Finale

                LP2/John Rocca
                A1 Southern Freeez 20+20
                A2 Feeel The Music
                A3 Simple Breeez
                B1 My Name Is Love Part 1 + 2
                B2 Slow Down (ordinary Dawn)
                B3 Rain

                Gary Numan

                Replicas - The First Recordings

                  Beggars Banquet release two special titles to commemorate the legendary albums Gary Numan/Tubeway Army issued in 1979 – these editions are titled Replicas – The First Recordings, and the debut under his own name, The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings.

                  While both of these albums have remained in print, these releases concentrate on the early recordings made prior to the completed albums and present the evolution of the albums. The tracks have been sequenced as they appeared on the original tapes and the audio has been taken from the high resolution digital transfers made by John Dent in 2007. One of the Freerange studio tapes suffered irreparable print through damage on two tracks so they were not used in the 2009 release. However an alternative source has been located so the tapes can now be presented as complete for this release.

                  In late 1978, Gary Numan was booked into a small studio in London’s Chinatown with the same musicians that had played on Tubeway Army’s debut album, released a month earlier. Two stereo master tapes were compiled of eleven tracks. A month later they again went to Gooseberry Studio and recorded an additional three tracks, including “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and “Replicas”. At the same time, the band recorded a session for the BBC’s John Peel show, taping alternate versions of three songs from the December recordings. Finally Numan returned to an upgraded studio, Marthus Music, in February to overdub and remix the Gooseberry recordings into their released versions. Only one alternative out take still exists (“Down In The Park”) which is included in this release.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  CD
                  DISC 1

                  1. You Are In My Vision (Early Version)
                  2. The Machmen (Early Version)
                  3. Down In The Park (Early Version)
                  4. Do You Need The Service? (Early Version)
                  5. The Crazies
                  6. When The Machines Rock (Early Version)
                  7. Me! I Disconnect From You (Early Version)
                  8. Praying To The Aliens (Early Version)
                  9.It Must Have Been Years (Early Version)
                  10. Only A Downstat
                  11. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (Early Version)
                  12. Replicas (Early Version)
                  13. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version)

                  DISC 2
                  1. Replicas (Early Version 2)
                  2. Down In The Park (Early Version 2)
                  3. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version 2)
                  4. We Have A Technical
                  5. Replicas (Early Version 3)
                  6. Me, I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel Session)
                  7. Down In The Park (BBC Peel Session)
                  8. I Nearly Married A Human (BBC Peel Session)

                  LP
                  A1. You Are In My Vision (Early Version)
                  A2. The Machmen (Early Version)
                  A3. Down In The Park (Early Version)
                  A4. Do You Need The Service? (Early Version)
                  A5. The Crazies
                  A6. When The Machines Rock (Early Version)
                  B1. Me! I Disconnect From You (Early Version)
                  B2. Praying To The Aliens (Early Version)
                  B3. It Must Have Been Years (Early Version)
                  B4. Only A Downstat
                  B5. I Nearly Married A Human 3 (Early Version)
                  C1. Replicas (Early Version)
                  C2. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version)
                  C3. We Have A Technical
                  C4. Down In The Park (Outtake Mix)
                  D1. Are ‘Friends’ Electric? (Early Version 2)
                  D2. Replicas (Early Version 2)
                  D3. Me, I Disconnect From You (BBC Peel Session)
                  D4. Down In The Park (BBC Peel Session)
                  D5. I Nearly Married A Human (BBC Peel Session)

                  Gary Numan

                  The Pleasure Principle - The First Recordings

                    Beggars Banquet release two special titles to commemorate the legendary albums Gary Numan/Tubeway Army issued in 1979 – these editions are titled Replicas – The First Recordings, and the debut under his own name, The Pleasure Principle – The First Recordings.

                    While both of these albums have remained in print, these releases concentrate on the early recordings made prior to the completed albums and present the evolution of the albums. The tracks have been sequenced as they appeared on the original tapes and the audio has been taken from the high resolution digital transfers made by John Dent in 2007. One of the Freerange studio tapes suffered irreparable print through damage on two tracks so they were not used in the 2009 release. However an alternative source has been located so the tapes can now be presented as complete for this release.

                    Even before the single “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” was released, Numan had recruited a permanent drummer and keyboard player and demoed an album’s worth of new material between April 9-12, 1979 at Freerange Studio in London’s Covent Garden. This was supplemented by a second session, probably the following June, that yielded four further songs and two re-recordings. Following the hectic schedule of promoting “AFE?”, Numan recorded a new session for John Peel the day after the single hit #1 on the UK charts. Rather than record as Tubeway Army, the session was credited to Gary Numan and the group name abandoned at the peak of it’s success. As before, rather than promote the current album, Numan chose to record four new songs. While the album Replicas hit #1, Numan was busy recording a follow up in Marcus Music Studio. From the surviving tapes there are six mixes marked as out-takes and these have been included in the CD package. The discs have been sequenced with the stronger, second Freerange demo preceding the first session but all tracks are in the order of the tapes.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD
                    DISC 1

                    1. Cars (Demo Version 2)
                    2. Films (Demo Version)
                    3. Complex (Demo Version)
                    4. Random (Remastered 2009)
                    5. M.E. (Demo Version)
                    6. Conversation (Demo Version 2)
                    7. Tracks (Demo Version 1)*
                    8. Cars (Demo Version 1)*
                    9. Metal (Demo Version)
                    10. Airlane (Demo Version)
                    11. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (Demo)
                    12. Observer (Demo Version)
                    13. Conversation (Demo Version 1)
                    14. Engineers (Demo Version)
                    15. Asylum (Remastered 2009
                    16. Oceans (Remastered 2009)
                    17. Photograph (Remastered 2009)

                    DISC 2
                    1. Airlane (BBC Peel Session)
                    2. Cars (BBC Peel Session)
                    3. Films (BBC Peel Session)
                    4. Conversation (BBC Peel Session)
                    5. Tracks (Outtake Mix)
                    6. Complex (Outtake Mix)*
                    7. M.E. (Outtake Mix)
                    8. Engineers (Outtake Mix)*
                    9. Airlane (Outtake Mix)*
                    10. Cars (Outtake Mix)*

                    * Previously Unreleased

                    LP
                    A1. Cars (Demo Version)
                    A2. Films (Demo Version)
                    A3. Complex (Demo Version)
                    A4. Random (remastered 2009)
                    A5. M.E. (demo Version)
                    B1. Conversation (Demo Version 2)
                    B2. Tracks (Demo Version 1)*
                    B3. Cars (Demo Version 1)*
                    B4. Metal (Demo Version)
                    B5. Airlane (Demo Version)
                    C1. Trois Gymnopédies No.1 (Remastered 2009)
                    C2. Observer (Demo Version)
                    C3. Conversation (Demo Version 1)
                    C4. Engineers (Demo Version)
                    C5. Asylum (Remastered 2009
                    C6. Oceans (Remastered 2009)
                    C7. Photograph (Remastered 2009)
                    D1. Airlane (BBC Peel Session)
                    D2. Cars (BBC Peel Session)
                    D3. Films (BBC Peel Session)
                    D4. Conversation (BBC Peel Session)

                    * Previously Unreleased

                    The Cult

                    Sonic Temple - 30th Anniversary Edition

                      Originally released in 1989, Sonic Temple proved to be a pivotal moment for both band and the wider rock scene. Produced by the legendary Bob Rock (Metallica, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith), Sonic Temple had four hit singles; “Fire Woman”, “Edie (Ciao Baby)”, “Sun King” and “Sweet Soul Sister”. The album catapulted The Cult into superstar status and remains their most commercially successful release. It has sold over 1.5 million copies in the US alone, and was declared platinum in 1990. It made it to #10 on the Billboard charts, and the abovementioned songs are all rock-radio staples to this day.



                      TRACK LISTING

                      DOUBLE LP
                      A1 Sun King
                      A2 Fire Woman
                      A3 American Horse
                      A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
                      B1 Sweet Soul Sister
                      B2 Soul Asylum
                      B3 New York City
                      B4 Automatic Blues
                      C1 Soldier Blue
                      C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
                      C3 Medicine Train (From The Edie (Ciao Baby) Single)
                      C4 The River (From The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      D1 Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from The Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
                      D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from The Fire Woman Single)
                      D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from The Fire Woman CD EP)
                      D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD Single)

                      BOX SET
                      Vinyl:

                      A1 Sun King
                      A2 Fire Woman
                      A3 American Horse
                      A4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
                      B1 Sweet Soul Sister
                      B2 Soul Asylum
                      B3 New York City
                      B4 Automatic Blues
                      C1 Soldier Blue
                      C2 Wake Up Time For Freedom
                      C3 Medicine Train (From The Edie (Ciao Baby) Single)
                      C4 The River (From The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      D1 Bleeding Heart Graffitti (from The Edie (Ciao Baby) Single)
                      D2 Messin' Up The Blues (from The Fire Woman Single)
                      D3 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from The Fire Woman CD EP)
                      D4 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD Single)
                      E1 New York City (live) *previously Unreleased)
                      E2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously Unreleased)
                      E3 American Horse (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      E4 Sun King (live) *previously Unreleased
                      F1 Soul Asylum (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      F2 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      F3 Fire Woman (live) *previously Unreleased

                      Cassette:
                      A1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
                      A2 New York City (demo)
                      A3 American Horse (demo)
                      A4 Sun King (demo)
                      A5 Automatic Blues (demo)
                      A6 Yes Man (demo)
                      A7 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
                      A8 Citadel (demo)
                      A9 The River (demo)
                      B1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
                      B2 Cashmere (demo)
                      B3 Edie (demo)
                      B4 Bleeding Hearts Revival
                      B5 Star Child (demo)
                      B6 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
                      B7 New York City (Rock Demo)
                      B8 Fire (Rock Demo)

                      5-CD SET
                      1-1 Sun King
                      1-2 Fire Woman
                      1-3 American Horse
                      1-4 Edie (Ciao Baby)
                      1-5 Sweet Soul Sister
                      1-6 Soul Asylum
                      1-7 New York City
                      1-8 Automatic Blues
                      1-9 Soldier Blue
                      1-10 Wake Up Time For Freedom
                      2-1 Sonic Temple Radio Promo
                      2-2 Fire Woman (Edit)
                      2-3 Messin' Up The Blues (from The Fire Woman Single)
                      2-4 Medicine Train (From The Edie (Ciao Baby) Single)
                      2-5 Fire Woman (NYC Rock Mix) (from The Fire Woman CD EP)
                      2-6 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Edit)
                      2-7 Bleeding Heart Graffiti (from The Edie (Ciao Baby) CD EP)
                      2-8 Sun King (Edit)
                      2-9 Sweet Soul Sister (Edit)
                      2-10 The River (From The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      2-11 Soldier Blue (Werman Extended Version)
                      2-12 Fire Woman (LA Rock Mix)
                      2-13 Sweet Soul Sister (Rock's Mix)
                      2-14 Edie (Ciao Baby) (Acoustic) (From The Heart Of Soul CD Single)
                      3-1 Medicine Train (demo)
                      3-2 New York City (demo)
                      3-3 American Horse (demo)
                      3-4 Sun King (demo)
                      3-5 Automatic Blues (demo)
                      3-6 Yes Man (demo)
                      3-7 Fire (demo)
                      3-8 Wake Up Time For Freedom (demo)
                      3-9 Citadel (demo)
                      3-10 The River (demo)
                      4-1 The Crystal Ocean (demo)
                      4-2 Cashmere (demo)
                      4-3 Edie (demo)
                      4-4 Bleeding Hearts Revival
                      4-5 My Love (demo)
                      4-6 Star Child (demo)
                      4-7 Medicine Train (Rock Demo)
                      4-8 New York City (Rock Demo)
                      4-9 Fire (rock Demo)
                      4-10 Spanish Gold (jam Demo)
                      5-1 New York City (live) *previously Unreleased)
                      5-2 Automatic Blues (live) *previously Unreleased)
                      5-3 American Horse (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      5-4 Sun King (live) *previously Unreleased
                      5-5 Soul Asylum (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      5-6 Rain (live) *previously Unreleased
                      5-7 Sweet Soul Sister (live) (from The Sweet Soul Sister Single)
                      5-8 She Sells Sanctuary (live) *previously Unreleased
                      5-9 Fire Woman (live) *previously Unreleased

                      Bauhaus

                      1979-1983 Volume Two

                        Classic compilation, now back in stock across two CD albums. 

                        ‘1979-1983’ was originally released as a double album on vinyl in 1985 and then split into two volumes for release the following year. Together they offer an in-depth introduction to one of the most influential bands of recent times.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Kick In The Eye
                        Hollow Hills
                        In Fear Of Fear
                        Ziggy Stardust
                        Silent Hedges
                        Lagartija Nick
                        Paranoia, Paranoia
                        Swing The Heartache
                        Third Uncle
                        Spirit
                        All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
                        Slice Of Life
                        She’s In Parties
                        The Sanity Assassin
                        Who Killed Mr. Moonlight
                        Satori
                        Crowds

                        Bauhaus

                        1979-1983 Volume One

                          Classic compilation, now back in stock across two CD albums.

                          ‘1979-1983’ was originally released as a double album on vinyl in 1985 and then split into two volumes for release the following year. Together they offer an in-depth introduction to one of the most influential bands of recent times.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Double Dare
                          In The Flat Field
                          Dark Entries
                          Stigmata Martyr
                          Bela Lugosi’s Dead
                          A God In An Alcove
                          Telegram Sam
                          St. Vitus Dance
                          A Spy In The Cab
                          Terror Couple Kill Colonel
                          Dancing
                          Hair Of The Dog
                          The Passion Of Lovers
                          Mask

                          The Fall

                          Bend Sinister / The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                            Beggars Arkive reissue The Fall’s ninth studio album, Bend Sinister, originally released in 1986. This edition is titled Bend Sinister/The 'Domesday' Pay-Off Triad-Plus!

                            It was the last of three albums in a row produced by John Leckie and was named after a dystopian novel by Vladimir Nabokov.

                            After the universal acclaim for the previous year’s This Nation’s Saving Grace, Bend Sinister often stands in its predecessor’s shadow. It is a dark, brooding album made at the height of the group’s Beggars Banquet years and many people include this at the top of the list of favourite Fall albums.

                            From Bend Sinister, “Mr. Pharmacist” is a lurching instalment in pop music’s ongoing conversation with drug dealers, illicit and otherwise. Actually a cover of 1960s garage-rockers the Other Half, it’s also a demonstration of how the Fall’s relatively unchanging style could bolster other people’s songs. – PITCHFORK

                            “Part musical hypnotist, part ranting madman, Smith was a singular figure in post-punk. His Mancunian accent, dry witticisms and plays on words were one of the Fall’s most constant characteristics. Their songs were odysseys into his ever-verbose psyche, marked by repetitive rhythms and melodies.” – ROLLING STONE

                            “At various points in the band’s four-decade career, the Fall might sound like punk, hard rock, psychedelia, funk, blues-rock, jazz-rock, electropop or sheer noise. “If it’s me and your granny on bongos, it’s the Fall,” Mr. Smith once declared. The BBC disc jockey John Peel, an early and steadfast supporter, said of the Fall that ‘they are always different, they are always the same.’” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

                            "Mark E Smith’s group of psychedelic post-punks rank as one of the most visionary, singular British bands of all time.” -THE GUARDIAN

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            says: Originally released in 1986, one year after the highly celebrated ‘This Nations Saving Grace’, ‘Bend Sinister’ was a darker brooding album, but had the Brix pop sensibility to counteract Mark E. Smith’s caustic vocals. Still highly regarded by Fall fans to this day, this was MES and his band hitting their creative peak. Reissued as a double disc edition with a plethora of bonus material.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            LP TRACK LISTING:
                            A1. R.O.D.
                            A2. Dktr. Faustus
                            A3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                            A4. Mr. Pharmacist
                            A5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                            B1. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                            B2. Terry Waite Sez
                            B3. Bournemouth Runner
                            B4. Riddler!
                            B5. Shoulder Pads 2#
                            C1. Living Too Late (From The Living Too Late Single)
                            C2. Hot Aftershave Bop (From The Living Too Late Single)
                            C3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                            C4. Auto Tech Pilot (From The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                            D1. Hey! Luciani (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            D2. Entitled (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            D3. Shoulder Pads #1b (from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            D4. Living Too Long (From The Living Too Late Single)

                            CD TRACK LISTING:
                            1-1. R.O.D.
                            1-2. Dktr. Faustus
                            1-3. Shoulder Pads 1#
                            1-4. Mr. Pharmacist
                            1-5. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers
                            1-6. U.S. 80’s – 90’s
                            1-7. Terry Waite Sez
                            1-8. Bournemouth Runner
                            1-9. Riddler!
                            1-10. Shoulder Pads 2#
                            2-1. Living Too Late (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                            2-2. Hot Aftershave Bop (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                            2-3. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                            2-4. Auto Tech Pilot (Remastered/from The Mr.Pharmacist Single)
                            2-5. Hey! Luciani (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            2-6. Entitled (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            2-7. Shoulder Pads #1b (Remastered/from The Hey! Luciani Single)
                            2-8. Living Too Long (Remastered/from The Living Too Late Single)
                            2-9. R. O. D (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                            2-10. Gross Chapel – British Grenadiers (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                            2-11. U. S. 80s – 90s (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                            2-12. Hot Aftershave Bop (Peel Session, June 29 1986)
                            2.13. Luciani (Original Version, Previously Unreleased)
                            2.14. DKTR. Faustus (Rough Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                            2.15. Terry Waite Sez (Yellow 2 Mix, Previously Unreleased)
                            2.16. Lucifer Over Lancashire (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                            2.17. Entitled (Abbey Road Take 2, Previously Unreleased)
                            2.18. Town And Country Hobgoblins (Live, From The Bend Sinister Cassette Release)

                            Bauhaus

                            Burning From The Inside

                              Late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive is reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

                              Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

                              Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more.

                              Burning From The Inside was Bauhaus’ fourth album and was the last of their studio albums of this era, released just after the band’s breakup in 1983. This was mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes

                              TRACK LISTING

                              She's In Parties
                              Antonin Artaud
                              Wasp
                              King Volcano
                              Who Killed Mr. Moonlight?
                              Slice Of Life
                              Honeymoon Croon
                              Kingdom's Coming
                              Burning From The Inside
                              Hope

                              Bauhaus

                              Crackle - Best Of

                                Late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive is reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

                                Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more.

                                A “best-of” collection of songs. Contains the studio version of “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”. All Music described it as “an excellent single-disc overview of the group's brief career, containing all of their essential songs, from "In the Flat Field" and "Bela Lugosi's Dead" to "Ziggy Stardust" and "Burning from the Inside…it's nice that there's finally a thorough single-disc retrospective of the groundbreaking goth quartet” and Pitchfork said it is “a fine retrospective of the material that both Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson claim was a “major influence” of their music.”

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Double Dare
                                In The Flat Field
                                The Sanity Assassin
                                The Passion Of Lovers
                                She's In Parties
                                Kick In The Eye (Remix Single Version)
                                Ziggy Stardust
                                Dark Entries
                                Hollow Hills
                                Mask
                                Silent Hedges
                                Bela Lugosi's Dead (Tomb Raider Mix)
                                Terror Couple Kill Colonel
                                Spirit
                                Burning From The Inside
                                Crowds

                                Bauhaus

                                Press Eject And Give Me The Tape

                                  Late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive is reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                  Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

                                  Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more. They remain a huge cult concern, periodically reforming to wow their legions of dedicated followers.

                                  Released in 1982, this is a live album, compiled from shows across the UK from 1981–82. Press the Eject… features a striking version of John Cale’s “Rosegarden Funeral Of Sores,” a particularly spooky run-through of “Hollow Hills” that out-creeps the studio version on Mask, and the punk rock fuzz-out of “Dark Entries”. Of course, “Bela…” appears here as well, in a luxurious nine-and-a-half-minute version. Washed in feedback and ever-so subtly accelerating and decelerating, this song is the true center of “Goth” mythology. This was mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  In The Flat Field (Live @ The Old Vic, London)
                                  Rose Garden Funeral Of Sores (Live @ The Old Vic, London)
                                  Dancing (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  The Man With X-Ray Eyes (Live @ Hammersmith Palais, London)
                                  Bela Lugosi Is Dead (Live @ The Old Vic, London)
                                  The Spy In The Cab (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  Kick In The Eye (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  In Fear Of Fear (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  Hollow Hills (Live @ The Old Vic, London)
                                  Stigmata Martyr (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  Dark Entries (Live @ The Royal Court, Liverpool)
                                  Terror Couple Kill Colonel (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris)
                                  Double Dare (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris)
                                  In The Flat Field (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris)
                                  Hair Of The Dog (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris)
                                  Of Lilies And Remains (Live @ Le Rose Bon, Paris)
                                  Waiting For The Man (Live @ Fagins, Manchester)

                                  Bauhaus

                                  The Sky's Gone Out

                                    Late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive is reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                    Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

                                    Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more.

                                    The Sky’s Gone Out is the band’s third album and was released in 1992 and was mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes.

                                    “one of the top 10 essential goth albums” – Alternative press

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Third Uncle
                                    Silent Hedges
                                    In The Night
                                    Swing The Heartache
                                    Spirit
                                    The Three Shadows Part 1
                                    The Three Shadows Part 2
                                    The Three Shadows Part 3
                                    All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
                                    Exquisite Corpse

                                    Bauhaus

                                    Mask

                                      Late 2018 will mark the 40th anniversary of Bauhaus. To celebrate, Beggars Arkive is reissuing six records from the band’s catalogue on limited edition coloured vinyl.

                                      Formed in 1978, The legendary and hugely influential quartet hailed from Northampton, England and is comprised of Peter Murphy, Daniel Ash, David J and Kevin Haskins. The dark, dramatic music that they made, possessed far more force, variety and playfulness than the "founding fathers of goth" tag that is always attached to them.

                                      Bauhaus' landmark debut album, In the Flat Field, came out towards the end of 4AD's first eventful year. Following the plan at the time, the band then "moved upstairs" to Beggars Banquet, for whom they cut three further albums before dissolving in 1983. They charted with their cover of David Bowie’s “Ziggy Stardust”, they’ve been and namechecked by everyone from Nine Inch Nails, Sepultura, Janes Addiction, MGMT, Interpol, Bjork, Nirvana and more. 

                                      Mask is the band’s second album, and was released by Beggars Banquet in 1981. This album is mastered from HD audio files transferred from the original tapes

                                      “their second album and masterpiece…..a record that stretched out their aural madness in every direction possible with pure noise and the space of dub clashing against each other.” – Louder Than War

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      Hair Of The Dog
                                      The Passion Of Lovers
                                      Of Lilies And Remains
                                      Dancing
                                      Hollow Hills
                                      Kick In The Eye 2
                                      In Fear Of Fear
                                      Muscle In Plastic
                                      The Man With X-Ray Eyes
                                      Mask

                                      The Fall

                                      45 84 89 A-Sides

                                        Originally released in 1990, the seventeen songs collected here come from The Fall’s Brix Smith era, aka “the golden era of Fall releases.” This is a perfect introduction to the band, and as legendary critic Robert Christgau said, it’s “The only Fall record any normal person need own”.

                                        The band’s legendary and notorious frontman Mark E. Smith passed away earlier this year at the age of 60. The band’s output since they formed at the height of the punk rock movement in Manchester in 1976 was prolific to say the least. It’s hard to be exact, but in their four decades, The Fall released 31 studio albums, 5 part-studio/part live albums, 32 live albums, 40 compilations, and Mark E. Smith also released two spoken word albums. Another high number is that of former members of The Fall. There were over 60 different band members over the years. Their high volume of quality work over the last 40+ years had an enormous influence which was extolled greatly after his death.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Oh! Brother
                                        2. C.R.E.E.P.
                                        3. No Bulbs 3
                                        4. Rollin’ Dany
                                        5. Couldn’t Get Ahead
                                        6. Cruisers Creek
                                        7. L.A.
                                        8. Living Too Late
                                        9. Hit The North Part 1
                                        10. Mr. Pharmacist
                                        11. Hey! Luciani
                                        12. There’s A Ghost In My House
                                        13. Victoria
                                        14. Big New Prinz
                                        15. Wrong Place, Right Time No. 2
                                        16. Jerusalem
                                        17. Dead Beat Descendant

                                        Gary Numan

                                        Dance

                                          ‘Dance’ was Gary Numan’s fifth studio album and was released in 1981. Beggars Archive are excited to reissue this album on double purple vinyl.

                                          The original 50-minute album was cut onto a single LP with a resulting compression and compromise to the sound. For this new edition, the tracks have been mastered over three sides for improved fidelity and the fourth side contains relevant singles, B-sides and an out-take.

                                          Additionally, the previously unreleased, full length version of ‘Moral’ has been used to close out the original album. The double LP will be released on purple vinyl in an adapted, colour-corrected gatefold jacket with two printed inner sleeves.

                                          ‘Dance’ makes a notable effort by Gary Numan to step away from the synth-pop he was famous for and experiment with something a little more jazzy, saxophones and all. Guests on the album include guitarist Rob Dean and (fretless) bassist / saxophonist Mick Karn of Japan, drummer Roger Taylor of Queen, keyboardist Roger Mason of Australian band Models and Canadian alternative musician Nash The Slash.

                                          Buffalo Tom

                                          Let Me Come Over - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                            Buffalo Tom (Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis) formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. They thrived on college radio in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan. In 1992 the band recorded their third album Let Me Come Over with a varied group of songs they had been developing at home and on the road - mixing their live power trio sound with some more acoustic based guitar ballads. The album’s single “Taillights Fade” would become their signature song.

                                            2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this album, and to celebrate, Beggars Arkive reissues it on vinyl + cd and package it with a live album. Recorded in London at ULU (University of London Union) in 1992, this marks the band’s first-ever live release. The double LP contains 10 live tracks, and the cd edition contains the entire show (17 songs).

                                            Buffalo Tom have never really stopped making music or playing shows, and 2017 has seen them celebrating the album’s anniversary with commemorative live shows, including a date at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 9 June. For these shows, they have been performing two sets – the first being Let Me Come Over in full, and the second being favorites from throughout their career. They have also funded a new album via Pledge Music which will see release later this year.

                                            On its first two albums, Buffalo Tom constructed towering guitar-scapes and mastered a naturalistic version of quiet-to-loud dynamics. So, for its third, we found Buffalo Tom shedding a bit, but not all of the skin it had worn and emerging with its charms more front and center. Let Me Come Over is the sound of the trio exiting the insular underground for the wide world of “alternative” rock--but more or less bringing its best moves along with it, too. Previously loosely linked with fellow travelers Dinosaur Jr. and Uncle Tupelo via a similar three-piece format, stunning depth of songwriting and association with Boston’s Fort Apache Studios--it’s not hard to imagine Buffalo Tom wanted to stake a claim stylistically. Yet, LMCO never feels like a break with the past, it’s a transition. Inside that abstruse cover are undeniably magnificent tunes.

                                            “Staples” is emblematic of a band in flux with a grungy lyrical conceit rendered with hi-fi guitar squalls. It’s the first single “Taillights Fade,” however, where the band appears to find a new comfort zone, at an unhurried speed where Janovitz’s storytelling and car crash metaphors stand the best chance of making an impression. It plays with quiet-to-loud dynamics, and as for emotional expression, it swings for the bleachers--and a place on alternative rock radio. “Mineral” jangles in a similar vein and makes grand gestures. “Darl” and “Larry” (referencing the brothers from the Newhart show I always thought?) are solid but disparate cuts. Colbourn’s “Darl” feels a bit like an outlier with its thrashy feel--it sounds better louder. “Larry” has a sweetness to it that’s augmented by its busker’s strumming.

                                            Released as a second single, “Velvet Roof” had given us a taste of what was newly possible, a hook-heavy stomper with a densely woven rhythm matched by tight lyric writing--each piece expertly crafted to go into the next, no frayed ends here--and a snazzy mix by Ron Saint Germain, a pro who would later bring out the best in Soundgarden. A wailing harmonica solo gives it all a swagger that’s kind of new for the band. “Stymied” summons the emotional intensity of Birdbrain--it’s probably the album’s darkest moment. Somehow both life-affirming and wistful “Porchlight” contrasts with the way “Saving Grace” blazes through the barroom like a ‘Mats tribute. There’s no filler to be found here. “Frozen Lake” sees the band caressing acoustic guitars in comedown mode.

                                            Let Me Come Over is kind of a short story collection with equal parts thunder and intimacy, hills and valleys, last night’s mistakes and tomorrow’s contrition. Ultimately, it’s possibility, a sense of ‘hey, this just might work’ that makes it such a deep spin 25 years later. Let Me Come Over triumphs.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            2CD
                                            ‘Let Me Come Over’
                                            Staples
                                            Taillights Fade
                                            Mountains Of Your Head
                                            Mineral
                                            Darl
                                            Larry
                                            Velvet Roof
                                            I’m Not There
                                            Stymied
                                            Porchlight
                                            Frozen Lake
                                            Saving Grace

                                            Live From London, ULU
                                            1992
                                            Birdbrain
                                            Staples
                                            Taillights Fade
                                            Impossible
                                            Enemy
                                            Larry
                                            Velvet Roof
                                            Fortune Teller
                                            Sally Brown
                                            The Bus
                                            The Crawl
                                            Mineral
                                            Sunflower Suit
                                            I’m Not There
                                            Bleeding Heart
                                            Skeleton Key
                                            Reason Why

                                            2LP
                                            ‘Let Me Come Over’ + 10
                                            Live Tracks (1-10) +
                                            Download Of Full Live
                                            Show

                                            Having formed in 1994, Six By Seven have gone through various incarnations, with the only constant being singer and composer Chris Olley. They recorded three albums for Mantra Records via Beggars Banquet - ‘The Things We Make’ (1998), ‘The Closer You Get’ (2000), ‘The Way I Feel Today’ (2002) - toured extensively, had two hit singles - ‘Candlelight’ (1998) and ‘I O U Love’ (2002) - recorded five Peel Sessions and appeared on Later With Jools Holland (December 1998). Despite heaping praise on Six By Seven’s breakthrough second album ‘The Closer You Get’, the press seemed confused as to how to categorise them. The band straddled a fine line between post-Brit Pop, British rock and a much edgier kind of punk. Inspired by The Pistols and The Stranglers as well as US bands such as Sonic Youth and Mercury Rev, Six By Seven consciously wanted to write songs that would get played on the radio, as Chris Olley explains: “We wanted to fill a gap I think, fill it with the sort of music we would like to hear and buy ourselves; sort of Captain Beefheart doing pop.”

                                            Mixing misanthropic lyrics with Olley’s distinctive vocal style, the music was underpinned by malevolent, slow-burning guitars, creating a menacing, dense wall of sound. Chris Olley continues; “There is a great sense of vitriol running through ‘The Closer You Get’ both musically and lyrically.” Journalist Sharon O’Connell commented in her review for Mojo; “Few bands now have the courage to make noise as meaningful as this; it’s like warming your heart against a limited nuclear strike.”

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A Beautiful Shape
                                            Candlelight
                                            Crying
                                            For You
                                            IOU Love (Single Edit)
                                            So Close
                                            Catch The Rain
                                            New Year
                                            Eat Junk Become Junk
                                            Bochum (Light Up My Life)
                                            Oh! Dear
                                            Always Waiting For...
                                            Change
                                            Truce
                                            European Me (Student Radio Session)

                                            The Charlatans

                                            Melting Pot

                                              ‘Melting Pot’ is a greatest hits album by The Charlatans, featuring tracks from their time at Beggars Banquet Records between 1990 and 1997.

                                              This compilation shows what a great band they were around that time (and still are!) There's not a bad track on here.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              The Only One I Know
                                              Then
                                              Opportunity Three
                                              Over Rising
                                              Sprotson Green (US Remix)
                                              Weirdo
                                              Theme From Wish Patrol (Chemical Brothers Remix)
                                              Can’t Get Out Of Bed
                                              I Never Want And Easy Life If Me An He Were Ever To Get There
                                              Jesus Hairdo
                                              Crashin’ In
                                              Just Lookin
                                              Here Comes A Soul Saver
                                              Just When You’re Thinking Things Over
                                              One To Another
                                              North Country Boy

                                              Gary Numan / Tubeway Army

                                              Premier Hits

                                                Definitive compilation album of Gary Numan’s best known hits made available on vinyl for the first time.

                                                Gary Numan is a pioneer and his influence on so many artists is unmistakable. Gary’s style connects him with fans of multiple genres... electronic, industrial, indierock, metal, etc. He remains an innovator and his fan base continues to grow.

                                                He’s been name-checked as an influence by everyone from Kanye West to Foo Fighters and Queens Of The Stone Age and an ever-growing list of artists have covered and sampled his music, ranging from Basement Jaxx to Damon Albarn, Afrika Bambaataa to RZA and GZA from the Wu-Tang Clan.

                                                ‘Premier Hits’ is a 21-song compilation album and this is the first time it’s been available on vinyl. This perfect introduction to the world of Gary Numan is a double LP set and contains his best-known hits including ‘Cars’, ‘I Die: You Die’, ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric?’ and more. The LP also contains four bonus tracks, ‘Metal’, ‘We Are So Fragile’, ‘Films’ and ‘Me, I Disconnect From You’.

                                                “There are still people trying to work out what a genius Gary Numan is.” - Prince

                                                “I was always impressed by the way Gary Numan found his own voice - and it was unusual - but it was unmistakably him and boldly him. I see me doing what I learned from him.” - Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails

                                                “Gary Numan proves music has always been really inventive for the masses” - Lady Gaga

                                                The Fall

                                                The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall - Remastered Vinyl

                                                  Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few conces¬sions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take- it-or- leave- it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist.

                                                  This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  says: This is the pinnacle of The Fall’s ‘golden period’, bookended by ‘Perverted By Language’ and ‘The Frenz Experiment’. When I first arrived in Manchester I saw them six times in six months, on each occasion they were 100% more shambolic than the previous gig, which is impressive even by their standards.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Lay Of The Land
                                                  2. 2 By 4
                                                  3. Copped It
                                                  4. Elves
                                                  5. Slang King
                                                  6. Bug Day
                                                  7. Stephen Song
                                                  8. Craigness
                                                  9. Disney's Dream Debased

                                                  The Fall

                                                  The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall

                                                    This contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver-sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Oh! Brother
                                                    2. God-Box
                                                    3. C.r.e.e.p.
                                                    4. Pat - Trip Dispenser
                                                    6. No Bulbs 3
                                                    7. Slang King 2
                                                    8. Draygo's Guilt
                                                    9. Clear Off
                                                    10. No Bulbs

                                                    The Fall

                                                    The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall - Expanded Edition

                                                      This expanded edition bundles together The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall with The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route To The Fall.

                                                      Released in 1984, The Wonderful And Frightening World Of The Fall was the band’s seventh studio album and their first for Beggars Banquet. It makes few concessions to the larger market - every potential hook seemed spiked with the band’s usual rough take- it-or- leave- it stance - though the integration of Brix Smith into the band added a melodic twist. This LP has been mastered from HD files transferred from the analog tapes.

                                                      The Wonderful And Frightening Escape Route contains the material from the two singles and the EP, Call For Escape Route, that the band released in 1984, which were also part of the extended cassette ver-sion of the original album. These were the remaining tracks recorded at the sessions.



                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      THE WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING WORLD OF THE FALL
                                                      1. Lay Of The Land
                                                      2. 2 By 4
                                                      3. Copped It
                                                      4. Elves
                                                      5. Slang King
                                                      6. Bug Day
                                                      7. Stephen Song
                                                      8. Craigness
                                                      9. Disney's Dream Debased

                                                      THE WONDERFUL AND FRIGHTENING ESCAPE ROUTE TO THE FALL
                                                      1. Oh! Brother
                                                      2. God-Box
                                                      3. C.r.e.e.p.
                                                      4. Pat - Trip Dispenser
                                                      6. No Bulbs 3
                                                      7. Slang King 2
                                                      8. Draygo's Guilt
                                                      9. Clear Off
                                                      10. No Bulbs

                                                      The Fall

                                                      Schtick - Yarbles Revisited

                                                        Available for the first time on vinyl, this collection compiles the singles released around This Nation’s Saving Grace and includes 5 tracks from the bands’ 1985 BBC Peel sessions. Also included is the track “Ma Riley” which made its debut on the CD box set in 2011.

                                                        The Fall

                                                        5 Albums - Box Set

                                                          Drawing from the latter years of the Beggars Banquet recordings (1987-1989), this set features often overlooked albums and a compilation of singles and alternative takes.

                                                          Out of all the late 70s punk and post punk bands, none were longer lived or more prolific than The Fall. Throughout their career, the band underwent myriad lineup changes, but at the centre of it all was vocalist Mark E. Smith. With his snarling, nearly incomprehensible vocals and consuming bitter cynicism, Smith became a cult legend in indie and alternative rock.

                                                          Over the course of their career, The Fall went through a number of shifts in musical style, yet the foundation of their sound was a near-cacophonous jagged jumble of guitars, sing-speak vocals, and keyboards. During the late 70s and early 80s, the band were at their most abrasive and atonal.

                                                          In 1984, Smith’s American wife Brix joined the band as a guitarist, bringing a stronger sense of pop melody to the group. By the mid 80s, the band’s British following was large enough to result in two UK Top 40 hits, but in essence, the group have always been a cult band; their music was always too abrasive and dense for the mainstream.

                                                          ‘The Frenz Experiment’ reverts to the original vinyl version with bonus 7” tracks at the end.

                                                          After the dark morass of ‘Bend Sinister’, the sound of 1988’s ‘Frenz Experiment’ comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low, and Wolstencroft’s drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. Their cover of The Kinks’ ‘Victoria’ marked The Fall’s first entry into the British charts, but also fitted in with Smith’s continuing explorations of Britain’s history and how it translates into issues of class identity.

                                                          ‘I Am Kurious Oranj’ keeps the vinyl track sequence and adds bonus tracks and alternative mixes at the end.

                                                          The last thing most Fall fans expected the group to do in 1988 was provide music for a ballet, but in fact this is what they did. Of course, it helped that the Michael Clark company of dancers were some of the most avant-garde at the time in Britain, inspired originally by The Fall’s ‘Hey! Luciani’ single.

                                                          ‘Hit The North (Parts 1 - 6)’ includes all 6 released versions (four have never been on CD and one not even on vinyl) as well as an unreleased instrumental track (just in case you wanted more).

                                                          ‘Singles 1987 - 1989’ is a new compilation of singles tracks and alternate / unreleased versions.

                                                          ‘Seminal Live’ is a hybrid album, featuring 5 new studio songs followed by live recordings from 1988. This is sequenced as the original CD.

                                                          Buffalo Tom

                                                          5 Albums - Box Set

                                                            When they released their first album in 1989, the Boston-based trio Buffalo Tom were written off as Dinosaur Jr. junior. Admittedly, their debut was in debt to J Mascis’ thundering guitar and folk-tinged songs and it didn’t help that Mascis produced the record either. Over time, Buffalo Tom stripped away their grungier influences and developed into a straight-ahead rock group of the early 90s, capable of throttling rockers and beautiful ballads.

                                                            Buffalo Tom began to develop their own style with their second album, 1990’s ‘Birdbrain’, which featured a noticeable improvement in songwriting.

                                                            In 1992, Buffalo Tom released ‘Let Me Come Over’, a gritty set of driving rock and achingly melancholy ballads; several of its tracks became alternative radio staples, including the gorgeous ballad ‘Taillights Fade’. Despite an increased amount of critical praise and some radio airplay, the album didn’t sell.

                                                            The follow-up, 1993’s ‘Big Red Letter Day’, featured a more polished, radio-ready production, but the album received only a small push from radio and MTV. ‘Soda Jerk’, the first single from the album, became a minor alternative radio and MTV hit.

                                                            After a yearlong tour, the group returned in the summer of 1995 with ‘Sleepy Eyed’, a return to the more direct sound of ‘Let Me Come Over’, following it with ‘Smitten’ in 1998 before taking a decade long hiatus.

                                                            The albums are released in their original CD configurations.

                                                            The Cult

                                                            Electric Peace

                                                              In 1985 The Cult enjoyed breakthrough success with the single ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ and the album ‘Love’, establishing themselves as a new breed of alternative rock band.

                                                              When it came to recording a follow-up, the band booked into The Manor studios in Oxfordshire with Steve Brown again producing the album. By the end of October 1986 the album was recorded, the masters assembled and it was given the title ‘Peace’. However, the band weren’t happy with the final results which seemed too polished. Appreciating the rawness of Run-D.M.C.’s ‘Walk This Way’, the band contacted producer Rick Rubin to re-mix the lead track, ‘Love Removal Machine’. Rubin agreed to work with the band but only on condition that the track was entirely re-recorded. The result was a sparse, dry, riffing version that captured the sonic excitement the band were looking for. Enthused by the results, the decision was made to abandon the expensive ‘Peace’ recordings and re-record the entire album in New York with Rick Rubin. The new tracks would become The Cult’s third album, re-titled ‘Electric’, and a multi-million seller.

                                                              Tracks from ‘Peace’ were used as single B-sides and some of the alternative versions were issued on an early CD - ‘The Manor Sessions’ - but it wasn’t until the limited ‘Rare Cult’ box set in 2000 that fans got to hear the full album correctly sequenced. The box rapidly sold out meaning that ‘Peace’ has been unavailable for 13 years. Until now.

                                                              The Charlatans

                                                              Tellin' Stories: Expanded Edition

                                                              Released in 1997, when it went straight to the top of the album charts, this year marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Tellin’ Stories’.

                                                              Building on the sound of their eponymous, previous release (‘The Charlatans’ - also a No.1), the band’s performance has the feel of a classic British rock band (the type which also contain ‘roll’ in the music), combined with the more focussed songwriting of Britpop.

                                                              The package contains the original album, re-mastered and cut from the analogue studio tapes, in addition to a collection of the single B sides, plus an unreleased, early version of ‘Don’t Need A Gun’, originally entitled ‘Rainbow Chasing’. Of the eight B sides only half were re-issued on the anthology ‘Songs From The Other Side’.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              With No Shoes
                                                              North Country Boy
                                                              Tellin' Stories
                                                              One To Another
                                                              You're A Big Girl Now
                                                              How Can You Leave Us
                                                              Area 51
                                                              How High
                                                              Only Teethin'
                                                              Get On It
                                                              Rob's Theme
                                                              Two Of Us
                                                              Reputation
                                                              Don't Need A Gun
                                                              Down With The Mook
                                                              Title Fight
                                                              Keep It To Yourself
                                                              Rainbow Chasing (Don't Need A Gun First Take)
                                                              Clean Up Kid
                                                              Thank You (Live)

                                                              The Charlatans

                                                              Some Friendly - 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition

                                                              Can it really be twenty years ago that The Charlatans furtively and then confidently appeared in the Stone Roses and Happy Mondays’ slipstream to carve their own distinctive, tough, psychedelic soundtrack for those brief, heady years when Manchester was the centre of the world? From that auspicious start they experienced career highs and lows, broadened their musical base and endured to become one of the era’s most respected and successful bands.

                                                              This 2 disc Expanded Edition includes "Some Friendly" restored to its original vinyl sequence plus a second disc of the non album singles and previously unreleased BBC sessions. It includes the UK top 10 single (and perennial classic) "The Only One I Know", the follow-up, "Then", and the "Over Rising" EP. All tracks have been re-mastered from the original analogue studio masters (except the BBC recordings). The set also includes a 20 page book with notes by the author John Robb.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              CD1 - Some Friendly
                                                              1. You’re Not Very Well
                                                              2. White Shirt
                                                              3. Opportunity
                                                              4. Then
                                                              5. 109 Pt.2
                                                              6. Polar Bear
                                                              7. Believe You Me
                                                              8. Flower
                                                              9. Sonic
                                                              10. Sproston Green

                                                              CD2 - Singles & Sessions
                                                              1. The Only One I Know
                                                              2. Imperial 109
                                                              3. Everything Changed
                                                              4. Then (BBC Peel Session)
                                                              5. Always In Mind (BBC Peel Session)
                                                              6. You Can Talk To Me (BBC Peel Session)
                                                              7. Polar Bear (BBC Peel Session)
                                                              8. You’re Not Very Well (BBC Goodier Session)
                                                              9. Indian Rope (BBC Goodier Session)
                                                              10. The Only One I Know (BBC Goodier Session)
                                                              11. White Shirt (BBC Goodier Session)
                                                              12. Then (Alternate Take)
                                                              13. Taurus Moaner
                                                              14. Polar Bear (12” Mix)
                                                              15. Over Rising
                                                              16. Way Up There
                                                              17. Happen To Die (Long Version)
                                                              18. Opportunity Three

                                                              The National

                                                              A Skin, A Night / Virginia

                                                                This double disc set features an exclusive DVD by French director Vincent Moon (aka Mathieu Saura, renowned for his 'Take Away Shows' at La Blogotheque and video work with R.E.M. & Arcade Fire), "A Skin, A Night" is a highly unusual documentary replete with behind-the-scenes footage of The National on tour and in the studio. Completing the package, "The Virginia CD EP", features 12 tracks including B-sides, demos, a session track, live tracks and one new studio recording, a cover of Caroline Martin's "Without Permission".

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                The Virginia CD EP:
                                                                1. You've Done It Again Virginia
                                                                2. Santa Clara
                                                                3. Blank Slate
                                                                4. Tall Saint (Demo Version)
                                                                5. Without Permission
                                                                6. Forever After Days (Demo Version) 
                                                                7. Rest Of Years (Demo Version)
                                                                8. Slow Show (Demo Version)
                                                                9. Lucky You (Daytrotter Session)
                                                                10. Mansion On The Hill (Live)
                                                                11. Fake Empire (Live)
                                                                12. About Today (Live)

                                                                St. Vincent

                                                                Marry Me

                                                                  St. Vincent is Annie Clark, born in Tulsa, OK, the middle child of nine brothers and sisters. She cut her musical teeth with the Polyphonic Spree, as well as supporting Sufjan Stevens, Television, Arcade Fire and Midlake amongst others. St. Vincent makes cinematic pop epics that feel at times like Paris in the 20s before all the fun ended. Or, conversely, an orchestra of pure modernity — a new American music, informed by jazz, gospel blues, Southern folk music, and classical composition but, in the end, an animal original unto itself. On "Marry Me", we see a smartly crafted deluge of guitar, bass, and beats pulsing forward with warmth and immediacy alongside Annie's classy soprano. Her lyrics can be weird or tongue-in-cheek or dead serious, capturing verily what it feels like to be 24 years old in America and caught up in the delirium of love blues and wartime blues and the various swashbuckling adventures of existence. Horns and strings cry out brassy and full-bodied over digital keyboards. Songs rock out vigorously, break down into squiggling post-noise-rock deconstructions, roll out mellow and slow-flowing as a river. Backing harmonies and kiddie choirs loom in the distance, rise, and lilt above the stately grandiosity.

                                                                  The National

                                                                  Boxer

                                                                    The National's 2005 album "Alligator" saw them fulfil the promise shown on their previous two albums, and set the bar impossibly high for their follow up.

                                                                    However, with "Boxer" they've created something quite stunning, in fact the opening three tracks, "Fake Empire", "Mistaken For Strangers" and "Brainy" are possibly their best songs ever. A taut rhythm section is present throughout, and complements the languid vocals and lush string arrangements perfectly. Although the strings and Matt Berninger's distinctive drawl create a solemn mood, there are plenty of upbeat moments here too, creating a rich anthemic album with just the right amount of melancholy.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Fake Empire
                                                                    2. Mistaken For Strangers
                                                                    3. Brainy
                                                                    4. Squalor Victoria
                                                                    5. Green Gloves
                                                                    6. Slow Show
                                                                    7. Apartment Story
                                                                    8. Start A War
                                                                    9. Guest Room
                                                                    10. Racing Like A Pro
                                                                    11. Ada
                                                                    12. Gospel

                                                                    The Fall

                                                                    Bend Sinister

                                                                      "Again working with John Leckie on production, the Fall's third Beggars album, Bend Sinister, was a distinctly down affair -- not that the Fall were ever a shiny happy band, of course, but both music and lyrics seemed like a darker corner to dwell in. Happily there was no worry that the Fall would ever go goth; one suspects Mark E. Smith would rather have his tongue removed. Still, opening track "R.O.D." makes for a distinctly lower-key start in comparison to recent leadoffs like "Lay of the Land" and "Bombast," almost sounding a bit like fellow Mancunian legends Joy Division, Smith's lyric his own depressing vision of a beast slouching toward Bethlehem. Leckie's production emphasizes space in the recording, while the band as a whole sounds generally more deliberate and understated, even Craig Scanlon's guitar not leaping quite as much to trebly life as is normally the case. Songs like "Gross Chapel - British Grenadiers" favor Steve Hanley's bass work as much as anything, while the almost industrial/hip-hop beat of "US 80's-90's" sets the tone for a glowering vision of the States from, as Smith puts it, "the big-shot original rapper." Elsewhere, there's Smith's vision of the eternal outsider comes to life once again -- "Shoulder Pads 1," a hardly disguised sneer against being surrounded by people who "can't tell Lou Reed from Doug Yule," for all that there's a slightly quirky arrangement thanks to Simon Rogers' keyboards. Still, there are certainly moments of sheer fun -- in keeping with the band's regular ear for good cover versions, this time around psych-era obscurities the Other Half get the nod with a brisk rip through the obvious drug references of "Mr. Pharmacist." Brix again shares vocal leads with Smith at various points, notably "Dktr. Faustus," a distinctly reworked version of that particular legend that turns into a frantic, audibly unhappy dance groove." - AllMusic.

                                                                      The Fall

                                                                      Hip Priests And Kamerads

                                                                        "So named due to this being a collection of stuff released on the Kamera label, for a long time Hip Priests was the only way to listen to material from the mighty Hex Enduction Hour album, as well as Room to Live and related singles like "Lie Dream of a Casino Soul" and "Look, Know." For that reason alone it was a useful collection, though it was also flawed in that nearly everything was mastered for CD from vinyl, a harbinger of what would eventually happen in the late '90s with any number of early Fall reissues. It's especially noticeable on "Hip Priest" itself. Whether or not one wants to debate the aesthetics of such an approach, it's still more than a little frustrating. Thankfully, the song selection is nearly impeccable -- omissions are unavoidable, but there's no overlap with Palace of Swords Reversed, and the highlights are legion: "Hip Priest," "The Classical," "Mere Psued Mag. Ed.," "I'm Into C.B.!," and the absolutely wonderful B-side "Fantastic Life." The CD and cassette versions both include a useful bonus of interest to hardcore fans -- four live cuts of varying fidelity of other material from that time. "Who Makes the Nazis?" is OK enough, but the take on "Just Step Sideways" gets delivered with rough, fiery authority. At the end of the collection, meanwhile, there's an extremely muddy take on "Jawbone and the Air-Rifle" that will likely cause immediate departures on the part of neighbors and friends. A full quarter-hour ramble and stumble through "And This Day" concludes the release as a whole; it's a great performance that at nearly every point sounds like it'll collapse into formless chaos. Mark E. Smith is his typically contrarian self, while the lineup has its usual off-center way with the proceedings." - AllMusic.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        Lie Dream Of A Casino Soul
                                                                        The Classical
                                                                        Fortress
                                                                        Look, Know
                                                                        Hip Priest
                                                                        Who Makes The Nazis?
                                                                        Just Step Sideways
                                                                        Room To Live
                                                                        Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.
                                                                        Hard Life In Country
                                                                        I'm Into CB!
                                                                        Fantastic Life
                                                                        Jawbone And The Air-Rifle
                                                                        And This Day

                                                                        The Fall

                                                                        The Frenz Experiment

                                                                          "After the dark morass of Bend Sinister, the sound of 1988's Frenz Experiment comes as a bit of a shock. The arrangements are spare and broken down to the essentials, with the distorted guitars brought down low and Wolstencroft's drums high in the mix. Marcia Schofield had also joined the band to add keyboards. With most of the songs credited only to Smith himself, this could be seen as a solo album of sorts, or an indication of some rift within the group -- it certainly doesn't translate into the music. For the first time too, his vocals are loud and clear, though certainly not comprehensible; "Bremen Nacht" hints at some sort of run in with a ghost in Germany, "Athlete Cured," with its Spinal Tap-borrowed riff, tells of a "German athletic star" made ill from unusual circumstances -- the narrative turns strange, then funny until wandering off, a classic Smith tactic. Their cover of the Kinks' "Victoria" marked the Fall's first entry into the British charts, but also fit in with Smith's continuing explorations of Britain's history and how it translates into issues of class identity. The CD contains their other two singles from this time -- "Hit the North" and a cover of R. Dean Taylor's "There's a Ghost in My House," which the group makes their own -- plus several B-sides." - AllMusic.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1 Frenz
                                                                          2 Carry Bag Man
                                                                          3 Get A Hotel
                                                                          4 Victoria
                                                                          5 Athlete Cured
                                                                          6 In These Times
                                                                          7 The Steak Place 
                                                                          8 Bremen Nacht Alternative
                                                                          9 Guest Informant Excerpt
                                                                          10 Oswald Defence Lawyer
                                                                          11 Tuff Life Booogie
                                                                          12 Guest Informant
                                                                          13 Twister
                                                                          14 There's A Ghost In My House
                                                                          15 Hit The North Part 1

                                                                          The Fall

                                                                          The Wonderful And Frightening World Of...

                                                                            "The Fall made the leap to a semi-major label -- Beggars Banquet -- with The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall, hooking up with noted producer John Leckie to create another smart, varied album. Contemporaneous with the slightly friendlier "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P." singles without actually including them, Wonderful and Frightening World makes few concessions to the larger market -- every potential hook seemed spiked with the band's usual rough take-it-or-leave-it stance. Mark E. Smith's audible, tape-distorting spit on the descending chord blast of "Elves" -- already spiked with enough vocal craziness as it is -- gives a sense of where the album as a whole aims. Brix Smith co-writes about half the tracks, creating a strong partnership with many highlights. It may start with a semi-low-key chant, but when "Lay of the Land" fully kicks in, it does just that, Craig Scanlon in particular pouring on the feedback at the end over the clattering din. Smith sounds as coruscating and side-splittingly hilarious as ever, depicting modern Britain with an eye for the absurdities and failures (and crucially, no empathy -- it's all about a gimlet eye projected at everyone and everything). Two further standouts appear on the second half -- "Slang King," a snarling portrayal of a cool-in-his-mind dude and his increasingly pathetic life, and the concluding "Disney's Dream Debased." Though unquestionably the most conventionally attractive tune on the album, ringing guitars and all, Smith's lyrics portray a Disneyland scenario in hell, however softly delivered. Elsewhere, Gavin Friday from the Virgin Prunes takes a bow with his own unmistakable, spindly vocals on the trebly Krautrock chug of "Copped It" and the slightly more brute rhythm of "Stephen Song."

                                                                            [The CD version, in an admirable move by Beggars Banquet, contains seven extra tracks to fill the disc out, including "Oh! Brother" and "C.R.E.E.P.," along with associated B-sides and the Call for Escape Route EP.] " - AllMusic.

                                                                            The National

                                                                            Alligator

                                                                              These five Cincinnati friends recorded two albums and a mini album for Brassland before signing to Beggars Banquet. Their last effort, "Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers", was touted as one of the year's best by Rolling Stone and other magazines.

                                                                              The National contains two pairs of brothers - Aaron Dessner (guitars, bass) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), Scott Devendorf (guitar, bass), Bryan Devendorf (drums) and singer Matt Berninger. Matt's potent baritone intones about matters fraught and funny and sad; about record collections, missing persons and medium-sized American hearts. The songs are intense, and emotive but generally quite restrained, but on one or two tracks, this intensity spills out into a superbly abrasive blast of emotion, before ebbing back into mellowness. Wonderful!

                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                              says: An absolutely awesome album - one of my albums of the year in 2005 when it was originally released. Although it's perhaps a little less 'polished' than "High Violet" it still has that same compelling, claustrophic intensity too it.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Secret Meeting
                                                                              2. Karen
                                                                              3. Lit Up
                                                                              4. Looking For Astronauts
                                                                              5. Daughters Of The Soho Riots
                                                                              6. Baby, We'll Be Fine
                                                                              7. Friend Of Mine
                                                                              8. Val Jester
                                                                              9. All The Wine
                                                                              10. Abel
                                                                              11. Geese Of Beverly Road
                                                                              12. City Middle
                                                                              13. Mr. November

                                                                              Mark Lanegan Band

                                                                              Bubblegum

                                                                                Featuring 15 original tracks and boasting some stunning guest appearances, "Bubblegum" is simply one of Mark Lanegan's (Screaming Trees singer and Queens Of The Stone Age member) best albums, a stunning dark americana journey full of tales of remorse and loneliness delivered by his unique and emotive gravel-edged voice. Musical assistance on "Bubblegum" comes from luminaries including Queens Of The Stone Age bandmates Josh Homme and Nick Oliveri, PJ Harvey (who provides vocals on "Hit The City" and "Come To Me"), Afghan Whigs and Twilight Singers' Greg Dulli and Ween's Dean Ween amongst others.

                                                                                Biffy Clyro

                                                                                The Vertigo Of Bliss

                                                                                  The album was recorded in one day. The result is a rich, diverse album of angular post-hardcore / alt.rock. Taking it's title from a phrase in contemporary novel "I Lucifer", "The Vertigo Of Bliss" is an inspired rush of emotion, contemplation and twisting melodies. The sleeve for "The Vertigo of Bliss" includes an original illustration by celebrated Italian artist, Milo Manara, whose work was also featured on the sleeve of Biffy Clyro's recent single "The Ideal Height".


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