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Suzi Quatro

Live & Kickin' [2021 Mix] (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).


    RSD Exclusive Limited Double Colour Vinyl. This is live album, originally only released in Japan and Australia in 1978, has been newly re-mixed from the multitracks and taken from a forthcoming CD Box set of Suzi's albums from the 1970's to be released Summer 2021. 180 gm White Vinyl 

    TRACK LISTING

    Side 1. The Wild One / The Honky Tonk Downstairs / Heartbreak Hotel / Half As Much As Me
    Side 2. Cat Size / Make Me Smile / American Lady / Glycerine Queen
    Side 3. What's It Like To Be Loved / Can The Can
    Side 4. Devil Gate Drive / Roxy Roller / Tear Me Apart / Keep A-Knockin'

    The Specials

    Ghost Town - 40th Anniversary Half Speed Master

      THE SPECIALS are one of the defining bands of the late 70’s/early 80’s along with Jerry Dammers iconic label Two Tone Records. They combined Jamaican ska and Rocksteady mixed with the energy of punk and launched a whole Ska Revival which paved the way for fellow likeminded bands Madness, The Beat and The Selecter to release their first singles.

      Having had seven top 10 singles and two Gold albums over the course of two years, the band released Jerry Dammers’ Ghost Town in June 1981, backed by Lynval Goldings’ Why? and the Terry Hall penned Friday Night Saturday Morning. The beginnings of the song were written around the closure of the Larcano dancehall in Coventry, but also reflecting what was happening in other towns and cities with urban decay, unemployment and ongoing racial tensions of the period. Themes which are still relevant today.

      The single, which was recently voted the second greatest UK single of all time by Alexis Petridis in the Guardian, reached Number One in the UK singles charts and stayed there for a further 3 weeks, becoming one of the biggest selling singles of 1981 and has remained one of the classic UK singles of all.

      This 40th Anniversary Edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes for optimum audio quality.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      says: There's no denying that 'Ghost Town' is one of the most well known singles from one of the greatest Ska bands of all time, and what better way to hear it than on this brand new half-speed mastered definitive pressing? Essential purchase.

      TRACK LISTING

      7" TRACK LISTING
      Side A
      1. Ghost Town (Single Version)
      Side B
      1. Why? (Edit)
      2. Friday Night, Saturday Morning

      12" TRACK LISTING
      Side A
      1. Ghost Town (Extended Version)
      2. Why? (Extended Version)
      Side B
      1. Friday Night, Saturday Morning

      The Selecter

      Too Much Pressure (40th Anniversary Edition)

        The Selecter were one of the key bands of the ska revival in the late 70’s and one of the few racially and sexually integrated bands on the scene. Vocalist Pauline Black wrote about sexism, racism, and social issues. Their debut release was the AA side of The Specials single ‘Gangsters’ in the summer of 1979, which only consisted of Neol Davies and John Bradbury (of The Specials) before quickly forming a full band by the end of the year. Releasing their follow up single ‘On My Radio’ which reached No. 6 in the UK charts. Their debut album ‘Too Much Pressure’ was released in February 1980 and reached No. 5 in the UK charts. The album also included two further hit singles ‘Three Minute Hero’ and ‘Missing Words’.

        TRACK LISTING

        Vinyl Tracklisting:
        Side A
        1. Three Minute Hero
        2. Everyday
        3. They Make Me Mad
        4. Missing Words
        5. Danger
        6. Street Feeling
        7. My Collie (Not A Dog)

        Side B
        1. Too Much Pressure
        2. Murder
        3. Out On The Streets
        4. Carry Go Bring Come
        5. Black And Blue 
        6. James Bond

        Bonus 7"
        Side A
        1. On My Radio
        Side B
        1. Too Much Pressure

        Deluxe CD Tracklisting:
        Disc 1
        1. Three Minute Hero
        2. Everyday
        3. They Make Me Mad
        4. Missing Words
        5. Danger
        6. Street Feeling
        7. My Collie (Not A Dog)
        8. Too Much Pressure
        9. Murder
        10. Out On The Streets
        11. Carry Go Bring Come
        12. Black And Blue
        13. James Bond

        Disc 2
        1. The Selecter
        2. On My Radio
        3. Too Much Pressure (Version)
        4. Street Feeling (Outtake)
        5. They Make Me Mad (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
        6. Carry Go Bring Come (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
        7. Danger (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
        8. Street Feeling (John Peel Session 22/10/79)
        9. Three Minute Hero (Alt Version)
        10. Missing Words (Single Version)
        11. Carry Go Bring Come (Live At Tiffany's / B Side)
        12. A Live Injection / Mony Mony / Too Much Pressure (Soundcheck)
        13. The Whisper
        14. Train To Skaville
        15. Cool Blue Lady (Outtake)
        16. Train To Skaville (Extended Version)
        17. On My Radio (Ready Mix Radio)

        Disc 3
        1. Murder (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        2. Out On The Streets (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        3. James Bond (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        4. Sweet Collie (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        5. Street Feeling (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        6. Everyday (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        7. The Selecter (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        8. Danger (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        9. They Make Me Mad (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        10. Carry Go Bring Come (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        11. On My Radio (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        12. Too Much Pressure (Live At Tiffany's, Coventry 29/11/79)
        13. Three Minute Hero (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
        14. Black And Blue (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
        15. Missing Words (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)
        16. Train To Skaville (Live In Hemel Hempstead 28/2/80)

        The Specials

        More Specials - 40th Anniversary Half-Speed Master Edition

          The second album from The Specials, originally released 1980, moved away slightly from the frenetic ska infused energy of their debut, exploring more varied musical styles. Lyrically it paints a bleaky realistic picture of Britain at the time. 40 years on, it still stand up as one of the best albums of the era.

          This 40th Anniversary Edition has been mastered and cut at half-speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios using the original production tapes.

          For this edition, the album has been split across 2x 12” vinyl running at 45rpm for optimum audio quality.

          Also include is a bonus 7” single, also cut at half-speed, which originally came with the initial run of the album in 1980.

          Last year The Specials celebrated a UK Number One with a new album, ‘Encore’ and concluded a 40th Anniversary World Tour. 


          TRACK LISTING

          Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
          Man At C & A
          Hey, Little Rich Girl
          Do Nothing
          Pearl's Cafe
          Sock It To 'Em J.B.
          Stereotypes / Stereotypes Pt.2
          Holiday Fortnight
          I Can't Stand It
          International Jet Set
          Enjoy Yourself (Reprise)

          7"
          Braggin' & Tryin' Not To Lie
          Rude Boys Outa Jail [Version] 

          Ultravox

          Vienna (Deluxe Edition: Half Speed Master - 40th Anniversary Vinyl Edition)

            Ultravox’s ‘Vienna’ album was originally released in July 1980, their first with Midge Ure on vocals/guitar. Produced by legendary German producer Conny Plank (Neu!, Kraftwerk), it reached number 3 in the UK album chart and top ten in Australia, New Zealand and several European countries.

            The album contains 4 UK Top 40 singles; All Stood Still, Passing Strangers and Sleepwalk (which was recently reissued as part of Record Store Day 2020) and the title track ‘Vienna’ which reached No.2 in the UK and Top 10 in seven countries around the world. The single went on to sell over half a million copies in the UK. 

            TRACK LISTING

            Disc 1:
            Side A
            1. Astradyne
            2. New Europeans
            3. Private Lives
            4. Passing Strangers
            5. Sleepwalk

            Side B
            1. Mr X
            2. Western Promise
            3. Vienna
            4. All Stood Still

            Disc 2:
            Side A
            1. Waiting
            2. Face To Face (Live In St Albans 16/8/80)
            3. King's Lead Hat (Live At The Lyceum 17/8/80)
            4. Vienna (US Promotional Edit)
            5. Passionate Reply

            Side B
            1. Herr X
            2. All Stood Still (Single Version)
            3. Alles Klar
            4. Keep Talking (Cassette Recording During Rehearsals)

            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.

                Special AKA

                In The Studio

                  In the Studio is the third album from The Specials (Renamed Special AKA) and was originally released in 1984, long after the breakup of the original Specials. Original vocalist Terry Hall had left the band,along with Neville Staples and Lynval Golding, who had all gone on to form Fun Boy Three. For this album new vocalist Stan Campbell was enlisted. The album is a long way from their previous two releases, fusing elements of soul and jazz with their more familiar reggae influences. It’s at times claustrophobic and gives a bleak view of the world through Jerry Dammers eyes. The complete opposite of the shiny hedonistic pop that the charts were full of at the time (Wham!, Duran Duran etc.) It includes "(Free) Nelson Mandela" which was, of course, a huge hit, along with "Racist Friend” and “What I Like Most About You Is Your Girlfriend”.

                  The Specials

                  More Specials

                    The Specials were formed in Coventry in 1977. True innovators, the band began the British ska revival craze, combining the highly danceable ska and rocksteady beat with punk’s energy and attitude.

                    The band’s second album ‘More Specials’ (UK No.5, 1980) was a change in musical direction to their debut. Less frenzied and hard-hitting, it was more musically adventurous and varied, bleaker lyrics reflecting British life at the time.

                    This album has been digitally remastered from the original analogue stereo masters and the new vinyl cuts have been made using those new masters. Careful comparison was made to the first pressed copies of the original albums throughout the process to maintain the sound as the band had originally envisaged.

                    The album features a classic cover of Carl Sigman and Conrad Magidson's 1940s chestnut ‘Enjoy Yourself’ and a brooding version of the same song featuring the Go-Go's.

                    Includes: the rhythm & blues / 60s soul-style instrumental ‘Sock It to 'Em JB’ and the Mexican-flavoured ‘Holiday Fortnight’; the intriguing ‘International Jet Set’; the apocalyptic ‘Man at C&A’; the mournful, spaghetti western feel of ‘Stereotypes’; the emotional despair of ‘Do Nothing’ and the bright and breezy ‘Hey, Little Rich Girl’ (with fabulous sax solos from Madness' Lee Thompson).

                    The immortal line from ‘Pearl's Cafe’ by Terry Hall and Bodysnatchers' Rhoda Dakar, sums up their own, and the country's frustration - ‘It's all a load of bollocks, and bollocks to it all’.


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