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William The Conqueror

Proud Disturber Of The Peace

    William The Conqueror are back with a new 2022 mix of their debut album Proud Disturber Of The Peace. Engineered and mixed in LA by Joseph Lorge (Hiss Golden Messenger etc), the new mix has achieved the sound the band and their label saw out of reach in the bands early DIY days.

    Including firm fan favourites ‘Tend to the Thorns’ and ‘Cold Ontario’, the album’s alt-rock transatlantic appeal puts the band in the same lane as Drive-By-Truckers, The Felice Brothers et al.

    TRACK LISTING

    In My Dreams
    Tend To The Thorns
    Did You Wrong
    Pedestals
    Sunny Is The Style
    The Many Faces Of A Good Truth
    Proud Disturber Of The Peace
    Cold Ontario
    Mind Keeps Changing
    Manawatu

    Ben Harper

    Bloodline Maintenance

      Ben Harper releases his eagerly anticipated, fiercely personal soulful album, Bloodline Maintenance. The album is preceded by the single “We Need To Talk About It” which, propelled by Harper’s blisteringly funky guitar, defiantly addresses the wounds of slavery through a sharp-edged call-and-response with gospel backing vocals and pounding rhythms augmented by the distinctive sound of the African talking drum.

      “This whole album is really soul music reinterpreted with a lap steel,” Harper says. “I believe strongly that music has this great capacity for communication like a sonic newsprint. And I’ve always believed that the music I write has a place in the choir.”

      The new album is a work largely inspired by the loss of a long-time friend and the lingering influence of a mercurial and charismatic father, Bloodline MaintenanceE sees Harper performing the majority of the instruments on his own, spanning guitar, bass, drums and an eclectic assortment of percussions including a plastic toy snare. His 17th studio LP – and first since 2020’s instrumental Winter Is For Lovers –and the first non-instrumental solo album of new songs since 2016. The new album is further fuelled by Harper’s signature lap steel, supercharged through a powerful Dumble amplifier creating a truly unruly tone that Harper describes as “a sort of a merging of Robert Johnson and Jimi Hendrix.”

      “It was like I was moving forward and venturing into places I had never been before,” he says. “Taking everything I’ve learned from every other record and kind of setting fire to it all and starting over. And I knew the sounds I was hearing in my head were so unorthodox that I had to do most of it myself.”

      Applying the inventiveness of hip-hop to longstanding paradigms of soul, blues and jazz, spinning it all forward into a reconfiguration of a new black Americana, Bloodline Maintenance continues Harper’s long history as one of his generation’s most potent protest singers. Persecuted by local authorities for being a communist, his grandfather moved his family west where their music store, the Folk Music Centre and Museum in Claremont, CA, proved a vital hub in a thriving Southern California folk scene. There Harper learned guitar as a child, playing his first official gig at the age of 12. By the time he was 21, he was touring with blues legend Taj Mahal. The years that followed have seen Harper amass international critical applause and a worldwide fan following, winning three Grammy® Awards (out of seven total nominations) for his own genre-traversing body of work while also producing acclaimed albums by Mavis Staples, Rickie Lee Jones, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Natalie Maines, Ziggy Marley, and others. An inveterate collaborator, Harper has also recorded with a diverse span of artists ranging from John Lee Hooker, Charlie Musselwhite, and Jack Johnson to Ringo Starr, Keith Richards and, most recently, Harry Styles, contributing his signature guitar work to the latter superstar’s chart-topping new album, Harry's House.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Below Sea Level
      2. We Need To Talk About It
      3. Where Did We Go Wrong
      4. Problem Child
      5. Need To Know Basis
      6. It Ain’t No Use
      7. More Than Love
      8. Smile At The Mention
      9. Honey, Honey
      10. Knew The Day Was Comin’
      11. Maybe I Can’t

      Ultravox

      Rage In Eden: 40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master

        Following on from the success of 2020’s deluxe reissue of ‘Vienna’, Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the bands second album with Midge Ure, ‘Rage In Eden’.

        Originally released in October 1981 and like the band’s previous two albums, ‘Rage In Eden’ was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny’s studio in Cologne over a 3 month period during the summer of ‘81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts.

        This new vinyl edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Alchemy at AIR from the original 1981 production tapes. The second bonus vinyl includes single versions and B-sides from the two singles released from the album.


        TRACK LISTING

        Disc 1
        1. The Voice
        2. We Stand Alone
        3. Rage In Eden
        4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
        1. The Thin Wall
        2. Stranger Within
        3. Accent On Youth
        4. The Ascent
        5. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind)
        Disc 2
        1. The Thin Wall (Single Version)
        2. I Never Wanted To Begin
        3. I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version)
        1. The Voice (Single Version)
        2. Paths And Angles
        3. Private Lives (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
        4. All Stood Still (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)

        Ultravox

        Rage In Eden: 40th Anniversary 4LP Box Set Edition

          Following on from the success of 2020’s deluxe reissue of ‘Vienna’, Chrysalis Records are proud to release a 40th Anniversary of the bands second album with Midge Ure, ‘Rage In Eden’.

          Originally released in October 1981 and like the band’s previous two albums, ‘Rage In Eden’ was produced by Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Can, Neu!), this time recorded at Conny’s studio in Cologne over a 3 month period during the summer of ‘81. The album features hit singles The Thin Wall and The Voice. The album reached number 4 in the UK charts.


          TRACK LISTING

          4LP TRACKLISTING
          Disc 1
          1. The Voice
          2. We Stand Alone
          3. Rage In Eden
          4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
          1. The Thin Wall
          2. Stranger Within
          3. Accent On Youth
          4. The Ascent
          5. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind)
          Disc 2
          1. The Thin Wall (Single Version)
          2. I Never Wanted To Begin
          3. I Never Wanted To Begin (Extended Version)
          1. The Voice (Single Version)
          2. Paths And Angles
          3. Private Lives (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
          4. All Stood Still (Crystal Palace 13/6/81)
          Disc 3
          1. The Thin Wall (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          2. New Europeans (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          3. Sleepwalk (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          4. I Remember (Death In The Afternoon)
          1. Stranger Within (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          2. Mr. X (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          3. Rage In Eden (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          Disc 4
          1. Accent On Youth (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          2. The Ascent (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          3. Your Name (Has Slipped My Mind Again) (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          4. Vienna (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          1. Passionate Reply (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          2. Passing Strangers (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          3. We Stand Alone (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          4. All Stood Still (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)
          5. The Voice (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London 16/10/1981)

          Suzi Quatro

          Suzi Quatro (Deluxe Edition) (RSD22 EDITION)

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            RSD Exclusive. This is a newly remastered and expanded version of Suzi's debut album 'Suzi Quatro' from 1973. Bonus tracks include non-album singles and b-sides. Pink vinyl. 

            Fun Boy Three

            The Best Of (RSD22 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              The Best of Fun Boy Three contains all their hits remastered for the first time. This release is to coincide with the release of a 4CD/1DVD box set of the band's output.

              Interlopers

              Interlopers

                Interlopers is the new project from Steven Lindsay, singer and songwriter in influential Scottish trio The Big Dish, who were contemporaries of Talk Talk, Prefab Sprout and Scritti Politti. 

                The Big Dish released three albums between 1986- 1991 (‘Swimmer’, ‘Creeping Up On Jesus’ and‘Satellites’), and Lindsay subsequently released two critically acclaimed solo albums, ‘Exit Music’(2005) and ‘Kite’ (2007), before the demise of his label, Echo. 

                After being shortlisted for Scotland’s Aspect Art prize in 2011, Lindsay became a full-time artist and has found acclaim and success as a painter

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Move On
                2. Something Got Lost Along
                3. The Way
                4. Nothing Will Ever Be The
                5. Same Again
                6. The North Sea
                7. Rainbow’s End
                8. Hypnotised
                9. Here Comes Everybody
                10. The Bell
                11. Dawn On The Boulevard
                12. Turn Out The Light
                13. Twins Of Gemini

                Simone Felice

                All The Bright Coins

                  Simone Felice has long dedicated his storied life to the arts, and perhaps his brushes with death during childhood as heard in the song “No Tomorrows” have proved an unlikely but powerful source of inspiration. All The Bright Coins is his latest, arguably greatest devotion to song and the power of the words within it. Yet, like all artists worth their salt, he claims not to have quite grasped what he’s been reaching for.

                  There had been no grand plans to write this new album. Simone was happy with his lot and becoming increasingly more successful as a frontline record producer and songwriter (The Lumineers, Bat For Lashes, Jade Bird, Matt Maeson f/ Lana Del Rey, and indeed, The Felice Brothers) but, he muses, sometimes the lure and pull of penning his own material becomes too strong to resist, most closely referenced in the track “Puppet” f/ Four Tet. “Year Around The Sun”, written on New Year’s morning in 2021, after a year of endless lockdowns and constant fear and confusion, is a recalibration of what’s real and what’s important.

                  With help from friends, music, laughter & time, we’ll find a rebirth. I began writing All The Bright Coins in 2019,” says Felice. “It had been several years since I had written anything of my own, as I’d felt called to produce records and write with other artists I love. Then one rainy morning I wrote ‘Puppet,’ a mainly autobiographical tune about the dark, empty, and farcical side of being an underground touring troubadour most of my adult life.

                  Part of me felt as though perhaps this should, and would, be the last Simone Felice song I’d ever put out, ‘Puppet stand, Puppet bow,’ a final curtain call. But then a few months later I wrote ‘Prisoner,’ and then‘ Bare Trees.’ The ‘Heat’ (that’s what myself and a few close friends call it: that sweet, painful, ungovernable whisper) was with me once again... All The Bright Coins is a richly rewarding and inspired sound, that makes a personal connection with the listener. It’s built squarely on a bedrock of emotion, utilizing an acoustic guitar, and occasionally a piano to back the distinctive voice. It’s a record that requires attention, a headphones record.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Year Around The Sun
                  2. Moonlight Promises
                  3. The World's Fair Simone Felice Feat. Four Tet
                  4. Puppet Simone Felice Feat. Four Tet
                  5. 90s
                  6. No Tomorrows
                  7. All The Kings Of The Earth

                  Sinead O'Connor

                  So Far…The Best Of - National Album Day 2021 Edition

                    So Far…The Best Of brings together the cream of Sinead O’Connor’s four album releases on the Chrysalis label.

                    Originally released in 1997, it features the Number 1 worldwide hit “Nothing Compares 2 U” as well as her early singles “Troy” and “Mandinka”, it showcases Sinead’s enormous talent and fearless uncompromising style.

                    This is the very first time that this album has appeared on vinyl, and is being released to coincide with National Album Day in the UK, with the emphasis on female artists.

                    The album is presented in a 5mm sleeve and includes the tracks “Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home”, as well as “Heroine” and “Just Like U Said It Would B” which were previously only available on the US version. This is pressed on 2 x clear vinyl.


                    TRACK LISTING

                    Disc 1:
                    Side A
                    1. Nothing Compares 2 U
                    2. Mandinka
                    3. The Emperor's New Clothes
                    4. Thank You For Hearing Me 
                    5. Last Day Of Our Acquaintance
                    Side B
                    1. Fire On Babylon
                    2. Troy
                    3. I Am Stretched On Your Grave
                    4. Jackie

                    Disc 2:
                    Side A
                    1. Success Has Made A Failure Of Our Home
                    2. John I Love You
                    3. Empire (feat. Sinead O'Connor & Benjamin Zephaniah)
                    4. I Want Your (Hands On Me)
                    Side B
                    1. Heroine (Theme From "Captive")
                    2. Don't Cry For Me Argentina
                    3. You Made Me The Thief Of Your Heart
                    4. Just Like U Said It Would B
                    5. This Is A Rebel Song

                    Various Artists

                    Two Tone 7" Treasures

                      TWO TONE RECORDS was created in 1979 by The Specials founder Jerry Dammers. The label spawned a youth movement and a number of well-known artists and singles through the its tenure including the aforementioned Specials with key singles ‘Gangsters’, the UK Number 1 singles ‘Too Much Too Young’ and ‘Ghost Town’.

                      They also helped launch the careers of Madness with ‘The Prince’, The Beat with ‘Tears of A Clown’, The Selecter with ‘On My Radio’ and The Bodysnatchers with ‘Let’s Do Rock Steady’. The label ended its chart run of singles with ‘Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA.

                      This 40th Anniversary 7” collection has been curated by Jerry Dammers, selecting his favourite 12 singles released on the label between 1979 and 1984.



                      TRACK LISTING

                      THE SPECIAL A.K.A Vs. THE SELECTER: A. Gangsters / AA. The Selecter
                      MADNESS: A. The Prince / B. Madness
                      THE SELECTER: A. On My Radio / B. Too Much Pressure
                      THE SPECIALS: A. A Message To You Rudy / AA. Nite Klub
                      THE BEAT: A. Tears Of A Clown / AA. Ranking Full Stop
                      THE SPECIAL A.K.A.: A. Too Much Too Young [Live] / B. Guns Of Navarone [Live] / B. Skinhead Symphony (Long Shot Kick The Bucket/Liquidator/Skinhead Moonstomp
                      THE SELECTER: A. Three Minute Hero / B. James Bond
                      THE BODYSNATCHERS: A. Let’s Do Rocksteady / AA. Ruder Than You
                      THE SPECIALS: A. Stereotype / B. International Jet Set
                      RICO: A. Sea Cruise / B. Carolina
                      THE SPECIALS: A. Ghost Town / AA. Why?/AA. Friday Night, Saturday Morning
                      THE SPECIAL AKA: A. Nelson Mandela / AA. Break Down The Door

                      Generation X

                      Your Generation (Winstanley Mix)

                        THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2019 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                        This Record Store Day Exclusive 7” Red Vinyl contains two previously unreleased mixes of the classic single ‘Your Generation’ and later b-side ‘Trying For Kicks’ by Alan Winstanley. During the recording of the album for the band to take away and listen to. Both tracks are previously unreleased and are Exclusive to this release and do not feature on the Deluxe Ediiton. No download.


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