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Leonard Cohen

Can't Forget: A Souvenir Of The Grand Tour

    Columbia/Legacy release this new 10 track live album, taken from Leonard Cohen's recent "Old Ideas World Tour". Includes 2 new and original songs & 2 previously unrecorded cover versions.

    Primal Scream

    Velocity Girl

      Velocity Girl was originally released in 1986 and quickly become a landmark single for the British indie scene, inspiring the C-86 movement and a generation of guitar bands. For the first ever reissue – it has never been included on any Primal Scream album or compilation – it will be backed by Broken, a brand new song recorded earlier this year. The 7” will be available exclusively to Independent retail stores only.

      Mark Ronson

      Late Night Feelings

        Eagerly anticipated (fifth) new album on Columbia Records, from Grammy & Golden Globe winning artist, DJ & producer Mark Ronson.

        Features the massive hit singles "Late Night Feelings" & "Nothing Breaks Like A Heart", plus the next single "Find You Again". Guest vocalists include:- Myley Cyrus, Camila Cabello, Lykke Li, King Princess, Alicia Keys & The Last Artful & Dodgr, Angel Olson, Ilsey, Yebba. 

        FORMAT INFORMATION

        2xColoured LP Info: Limited grey coloured vinyl.

        Bruce Springsteen

        Western Stars

          Bruce Springsteen’s first new studio album in five years takes his music to a new place, drawing inspiration in part from the Southern California pop records of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. The album was recorded primarily at Springsteen’s home studio in New Jersey with additional recording in California and New York. Columbia Records will release Springsteen’s 19th studio album on 14th June.

          “This record is a return to my solo recordings featuring character driven songs and sweeping, cinematic orchestral arrangements," says Springsteen. "It's a jewel box of a record."

          The 13 tracks on ‘Western Stars’ encompass a sweeping range of American themes, of highways and desert spaces, of isolation and community and the permanence of home and hope.

          Ron Aniello produced the album with Springsteen and plays bass, keyboard, and other instruments. Patti Scialfa provides vocals and contributes vocal arrangements on four tracks. The musical arrangements include strings, horns, pedal steel and contributions from more than 20 other players including Jon Brion (who plays celeste, Moog and farfisa), as well as guest appearances by David Sancious, Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. The album was mixed by 13-time Grammy winner Tom Elmhirst. 


          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: There are few artists that can keep doing their thing year after year and smashing it every time. The Boss is clearly one of those people as the most recent outing shows Bruce in fine form, flitting perfectly between the southern country rock and hands-in-the-air balladry we've come to know and love. Classic Bruce.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xColoured LP Info: Limited edition on blue smoke vinyl.

          Vampire weekend return for their newest full-length since 2013's 'Modern Vampires Of The City', this time choosing to go further down the Americana route hinted at on their first LP. We kick things off with the acoustic-heavy duo of 'Hold You Now' and 'Harmony Hall', the former stripping back everything to vox and guitar, accentuated with airy vocal samples and lo-fi hissing only to bring in a choral accompaniment, knocking things into grand orchestral territory. The latter of the two flits between melodic piano and insistent percussion, all accentuated with perfectly phased vocals and flickering acoustic guitar. The technique of stripping things back only to bring it all back in is not a new idea, but the way it's handled here is beautifully done, with filter fades and instrumental shifts clearly highlighting the differing sections without resorting to the usual verse-chorus tropes. 

          Move things along a little and we get a bit of synthpop atmospherics ('Unbelievably White'), plaintive jazzy progressions ('My Mistake') and funky angular soul ('Sunflower'), whilst still retaining the underlying sound that makes Vampire Weekend unique. At the heart of things, we still have the same playful progressions and flickering momentum of their earlier work (along with that unmistakeable vocal style and harmonic accompaniment), but brought up to date with a more mature outlook and delicate balance between beautiful harmony and patchwork construction of sound. Brilliantly inventive and warmingly original, this is Vampire Weekend but brought into the present. 

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: Vampire Weekend have always stood out from the crowd with their own particular brand of dreamy melodic indie, characterised by rapid changes in direction and richly textured instrumental passages. What we have here is a classic distillation of their sound, spread across a hefty 18 tracks. It was well worth the wait.

          FORMAT INFORMATION

          2xColoured LP Info: Orange double vinyl.

          Mark Ronson & Miley Cyrus

          Nothing Breaks Like A Heart

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

            Recent Top 3 single. Available as a x3 trk, 12" Vinyl single. Includes:- 'Radio Edit', 'Dimitri From Paris Remix', 'Boston Bun Remix'.

            Silk City

            Electricity EP

              Silk City are Mark Ronson & Diplo - This is a x4 trk EP on 12" Vinyl, which includes the Top 3 hit "Electricity" ft. Dua Lipa, plus collaborations with Daniel Merriweather, Mapei & Goldlink.

              Lonnie Liston Smith

              Space Princess

              A double header of the collectable 12" versions of the two standout tracks from Lonnie Liston Smith’s "Exotic Mysteries" LP of 1978 gets an official remastered, reissue for RSD. On the A-side, "Space Princess" zooms around the jazz funk galaxy on a driving disco rhythm, bending synth and strings through nearby asteroid fields while that hearty vocal resounds through the intergalactic dance floor. On the B-side we get the algorithm hit "Quiet Moments", a coastal cooler of the highest quality complete with gentle bossa, sweltering melodies and a hint of exotica. 

              Cage The Elephant

              Social Cues

                On their fifth album, UK based, Kentucky band Cage The Elephant have taken their garage rock roots and thrown in a heavy dose of Bowie-esque glam as they deal with the double header of classic rock’n’roll subject matter: the price of fame and heartbreak.

                Kokomo

                Use Your Imagination (Danny Krivit Edit)

                'Use Your imagination' by 'blue-eyed' and bell-bottomed AOR funksters Kokomo is a deep cut from the pre-Disco era of 1975. A time when uptempo R&B and rock records like this were de rigueur with DJ's and dancers on the dancefloor's of clubs across NYC and all major cities where 'proper' dance music was appreciated and taken seriously. The years leading up to the disco boom blessed us with some fantastic records like this that carried over into that late 70's era, 'classics' that still got love from the DJ's and were sequenced alongside the hits and anthems of the day. Featuring members of Joe Cocker's Grease Band, Kokomo had a few hits and were widely known, 'Use Your imagination' though, was their nightclub classic, a breezy, jazzy and funky jam that rolls just right and is incredibly rare and sought after on promo 12". Backed here with an exclusive unreleased edit from the mighty Danny Krivit on the flip you know this is an essential!

                Wu-Tang Clan

                Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Coloured Vinyl Reissue

                The classic debut from the Shaolin gang circa 1993 is one of the most important rap albums of all time, wrestling the initiative back from the West Coast gangsta crews and G-funk sound and taking hip hop to rawer, dirtier place altogether. The RZA's mix of kung fu movie samples and twisted soul loops gives a unique backing to the en masse duelling of Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Genius, Masta Killa et al. "Bring Back Da Ruckus" sets their stall out and things continue at a neck-breaking pace through the graceful "Can It All Be So Simple", the complexity of "Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'", threatening "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing Ta F' Wit", the scarily prescient "CREAM", Meth's evil signature theme, all the way through to "Protect Ya Neck" and "Tearz". Sheer brilliance.

                FORMAT INFORMATION

                Coloured LP Info: Yellow coloured LP Vinyl with download code insert.

                First Aid Kit

                Tender Offerings EP

                  In January of this year, Swedish sisters Klara & Johanna, released their fourth studio album, the Tucker Martine produced "Ruins". They now release this four track 10" single featuring four previously unreleased tracks recorded during the album sessions.

                  Screaming Trees

                  Sweet Oblivion - Vinyl Reissue

                    This was Screaming Trees sixth studio album, originally released on September 8, 1992. The recording was the band's highest landmark in terms of album sales, and was the closest they came to ever achieving mainstream success. Features the band’s biggest hit “Nearly Lost You” which also featured on the 'Singles' film soundtrack. 

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                    Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter Ray Lamontagne releases his seventh studio album on 18th May, via Columbia Records.

                    Written & produced by LaMontagne, this nine song album includes the singles "Such A Simple Thing" & "Paper Man".

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: Lamontagne brings us his newest LP, with tender folk stylings subtly woven amongst the stunning acoustic balladry, all accentuated with Lamontagne's heart-melting vocals.

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    Coloured LP Info: Limited edition clear vinyl.

                    Leon Bridges brings us a brand-new album after the success of his debut ‘Coming Home’ in 2015 which hooked fans on his deep soulful vocals and unique style. Released by Columbia Records, this record was produced by Ricky Reed, Niles City Sound & Bridges himself, with the album having more of an R&B feel. Bridges has mastered his own personal style and its ace! Powerful funk-jazz vibes mixed with R&B charm, his smooth vocals are an absolute dream to listen to. This album is sure to be a standout release in 2018 so keep an eye on this one. Beautiful!

                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                    The Voidz

                    Qyurryus / Cool As

                      THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2018 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                      Single taken from new album. The Voidz is Julian Casablancas (The Strokes) band.

                      ‘Resistance Is Futile’, the new Manic Street Preachers album.

                      Say the band – “the main themes of ‘resistance is futile’ are memory and loss – forgotten history – confused reality and art as a hiding place and inspiration. musically the album is obsessively melodic and in many ways references the naive energy of ‘generation terrorists’ and the orchestral sweep of ‘everything must go’. after delay and difficulties, the record has come together really quickly over the last few months, there has been a surge of creativity and old school hard work.”

                      Manic Street Preachers

                      International Blue

                        A limited 7" blue coloured vinyl exclusive to bricks and mortar indie stores only - taken from the band's 13th studio album "resistance is futile".

                        The Vaccines

                        Combat Sports

                          Columbia Records present the much anticipated new album from The Vaccines! An 11 track record featuring the hit single "I Cant Quit", plus instant grats "Nightclub" & "Put a T-Shirt On It".

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          Indies Exclusive CD Info: Indie exclusive signed CD of just 300 copies.

                          MGMT return for their fourth LP, in almost exaclty ten years since their almost cripplingly popular debut, Oracular Spectacular. Breaking away from the catchy generation Y glitter-bomb of 'Time To Pretend' or 'Kids' could drive a less-determined duo to mania, but VanWyndarden Goldwasser are nothing if not tenacious. 

                          Their newest lurches from queasy neon keys and vicious percussive flourishes (She Works Out Too Much, Days That Got Away) over the top of mellow, warped lounge into wistful melody-heavy glumtronica, swimming in atmosphere and packed to the brim with feels (Me And Michael, When You're Small). 

                          It is a fascinating and capable return for MGMT, clearly showing they deserve more credit than those early hits have offered them. This is a nuanced and mature journey, fittingly showing a good cross-section of their sizeable talents. 

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: A true display of how far MGMT have come since their early hit singles, still embracing their synthy aesthetic, but bringing in a host of diverse stylistic influences to complete their warm and varied sound.

                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                          2xLtd LP Info: 180 gram vinyl.

                          2xLtd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                          Jackie Moore

                          This Time Baby

                            Jackie Moore's 1979 disco bomb "This time baby" is pretty much as classic as it gets. An unfailing floorfiller that found fame on the dancefloors via DJ's like David Mancuso, Larry Levan and Ron Hardy, it is the epitome of a roof-raiser. Produced by Philly legend Bobby Eli (MFSB, Salsoul Orchestra, Stylistics, Barbara Mason) and mixed by underground Disco legend John Luongo this is an essential 12". Originally performed by The O-Jays Jackie's version ramps the energy right up to the max and cranks the heat up to 100. Everything is here, killer driving drums and percussion, THAT bassline, those drops, the cowbells, horns, strings and of course...... Jackie! This is a straight repress of the '79 pressing on Columbia and features the sweet b-side 'Let's Go Somewhere And Make Love', another breezy Philly number courtesy of Mr. Eli yet again. All round quality.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Patrick says: A true disco hitter which never quits, Jackie Moore's version of "This Time Baby" scores a perfect 10 for bassline, groove, vocal power and melodic energy. Get it bought!

                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                            12" Info: One copy in stock

                            James Mercer released "Heartworms" in March 2017. As a creative exercise, during those recording sessions, he flipped every song on its head, to re-record each song in the opposite way to the originals - Songs that were more rock & uptempo became slower & more acoustic, whilst the songs that were acoustic & slower in tempo, became more rocky & upbeat.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: How impressive that Mercer can remake a superb addition to his canon, but reversed. How does that work? Well, it works very well as it goes and adds a layer of intreague to these already superb compositions.

                            Swedish siblings Klara & Johanna Soderberg, release their eagerly anticipated new album "Ruins" via Columbia Records. This will be the girls' 4th studio album & a follow up to the critically acclaimed breakthrough album "Stay Gold", released in 2014. "Ruins" is a 10 song album, recorded in Portland, USA & produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs). Collaborators include Peter Buck (REM), Glenn Kotche (Wilco) & McKenzie Smith (Midlake).

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: Swooning slides, haunting double-tracked vocals enriched with pitch-perfect harmonies and on-the-trail Americana anthems. Brilliantly presented, and as infectious as you'd imagine.

                            Arcade Fire

                            Put Your Money On Me

                              12” Die cut outer bag + die cut inner bag / Heavyweight Transparent Red Vinyl.

                              Bob Dylan

                              Greatest Hits

                                Dylans first compilation album, originally released in March, 1967 on Columbia Records. 

                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                Bob Dylan & The Band

                                Before The Flood

                                  Live album from Bob Dylan & The Band, originally released in 1974, documenting their American tour. A 21 song double album, pressed on black vinyl with download code insert. 

                                  Bob Dylan

                                  Hard Rain

                                    Originally released in 1976, this is a x9 song live album, recorded during the second leg of the "Rolling Thunder Revue" tour. Pressed on 180gm, Black LP Vinyl. 

                                    Bob Dylan

                                    Shot Of Love

                                      Twenty first studio album from Bob Dylan, originally released in 1981 on Columbia Records. The last in a trilogy of Christian albums. Standard Black LP Vinyl with download code insert.

                                      Bob Dylan

                                      Trouble No More : The Bootleg Series Volume 13

                                        A CMG release - The latest in the Bob Dylan 'Bootleg Series' covers a prolific recording period between 1979 - 1981, where Dylan recorded a x3 album trilogy - "Slow Train Coming", "Saved" & "Shot of Love". 

                                        The Deluxe box-set includes:- A hardcover book with exclusive liner notes & pics, plus... The first two discs contain x30 live songs, with discs 3&4 being rare & unreleased songs. Discs 5&6 are recorded live in Toronto (1980). Discs 7&8 are recorded live @ Earls Court, London, June 1981. Disc 9 is a bonus DVD featuring "Trouble No More" a musical film, plus other extra bonus content.

                                        The Vinyl format has x4 LP Vinyl & x2 CD (featuring the first x2 discs from the deluxe box). The standard CD a x2 CD set (featuring the first x2 discs from the deluxe box).

                                        This collection debuts x14 previously unreleased songs & a multitude of unreleased live performances, rare studio outtakes & more...

                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                        Box set Info: 8xCD 1xDVD Box Set.

                                        FREE SHIPPING This item has FREE UK shipping!

                                        4xLP Box Set Info: 4xLP deluxe Box Set edition.

                                        Bob Dylan

                                        New Morning

                                          This is the album that might have saved Bob Dylan’s career. At the least, it proved the icon still relevant. It immediately followed what remains the artist’s biggest disaster, Self Portrait, a nearly unlistenable attempt that caused many to wonder whether Dylan had lost his mind. If intended as a joke, it bombed, making the sublime New Morning all the more important to restore faith in the singer’s creativity and songwriting prowess. It did all this and more, and would stand as his finest studio effort during a five-year span. “Many of the songs seem to have been made up on the spot, with confidence in the ability of first-rate musicians to move in any direction at any time,” wrote Dylan expert Greil Marcus in his original review for The New York Times. These observations hold true today, for the 1970 effort claims a daring flair Dylan rarely exhibited on albums before or since. An enthusiasm and excitement surrounds his singing, and his work on the 88s underlines the liberating arrangements.

                                          Mastered on Mobile Fidelity’s world-renowned mastering system, this restored album spotlights the open, woozy sound that welcomes wholeheartedly Dylan’s piano, several eager guitars, female background singers, Al Kooper’s organ, and snappy drumming into a world of their own. The instruments retain an off-the-cuff sensibility relating to a nightclub atmosphere or live stage feel. On this reissue, notes naturally dangle and fade, allowing the playful vibes and humor to come through like never before. Consequently, New Morning can be experienced with newfound perspective.

                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                          Bob Dylan

                                          Modern Times

                                            'Modern Times' is the thirty-second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, originally released in 2006. Following 'Time Out Of Mind'  and 'Love And Theft', the album was Dylan's third album in a row to be met with nearly universal praise from fans and critics. It continued its predecessors' tendencies toward blues, rockabilly and pre-rock balladry, and was self-produced by Dylan under the pseudonym "Jack Frost".

                                            'Modern Times' became the singer-songwriter's first #1 album in the US since 1976's 'Desire'. It was also his first album to debut at the summit of the Billboard 200. At age 65, Dylan became the oldest living person at the time to have an album enter the Billboard charts at number one.

                                            Arcade Fire return for their latest album since 2013's 'Reflektor', Quickly following the snap-release of their 'Everything Now' 12" released last month, 'Everything Now' (the album) bursts into the limelight. 'Everything_Now (continued)' precedes 'Everything Now' (i'm sensing a theme here), both of them working together to ease you back into the orchestral, epic ways Arcade Fire have long been known for. As soon as we kick in to the titular piece proper, we get longing but upbeat piano blazing a path melodically for Butler's unmistakeable vocal affectations, before introducing swarming strings and frantic pizzicato bass. It's not surprising that the piece ebbs and flows through minimalistic orchestral lulls to euphoric, instrumentally dense passages with ease, that being the Fire's Raison d'être, and it is achieved without any trouble here.

                                            'Signs Of Life' walks a little more towards the disco dancefloor end of the spectrum, with old-school hip-hop affectations segueing easily into stabbing horns and rolling, grooving bass guitar. It's another sign of a well-heeled group of composers that they can flit between their oft-repeated (but unmistakeable) trademark sound and something a little more off-piste.  

                                            Move On a little bit, and 'Chemistry' is a blazing walk across a tropical Caribbean beach, with throbbing tropical percussion ducking the rest of the instrumentation, lending a noticeable compressor thump. Saturated, balmy swarms of reverb lurching into distorted guitar and multi-part vocal harmonisation for the call-response chorus.  

                                            While the duo of 'Infinite Content' and 'Infinite_content' seem identical (try telling that to a C++ programmer), they actually represent different sides of the same coin, with the blazing post-punk distorted power chords of the former being re-interpreted by the same band but on a beach, mojito in hand, and sun blazing down for the underscored iteration. 

                                            As we roll into the latter half of the album, 'Electric Blue' cuts an impressive shape with it's neon synths and treble-heavy falsetto putting things firmly into 70's disco territory, while the pulsing motorik rhythms and gothic sulk of 'Put Your Money On Me' and the stunningly evocative atmospheric longing of 'We Don't Deserve Love' are bookended with a closing version of 'Everything Now (continued)' but this time, minus the underscore. Details are everything (now). 

                                            FORMAT INFORMATION

                                            Deluxe LP Info: Night version.
                                            This is the deluxe version – no extra tracks – deluxe packaging/ 'night art' & turquoise coloured vinyl.

                                            LP Info: Day version, standard LP.

                                            Deluxe CD Info: Night version.
                                            This is the deluxe version – no extra tracks – deluxe packaging/ 'night art'.

                                            CD Info: Day version.

                                            Arcade Fire

                                            Everything Now

                                              Formed in 2003 Arcade Fire have released four albums in ten years. In 2010 Rolling Stone named debut offering Funeral the album of the decade. Platinum-selling sophomore album Neon Bible debuted at #2 in the UK & USA. 2010’s The Suburbs debuted at #1 in seven countries and is certified platinum in the UK & Ireland. 2013’s Reflektorreached #1 on both the Billboard 200 & UK Official Chart & was accompanied by NBC special, Here Comes TheNighttime, drawing 6 million viewers. Over the course of a 14 year career the band have won 2 BRIT awards, 10 Juno awards, 3 NME awards & a 2011 Grammy for album of the year. In short they are one of the world’s most successful & revered active bands.

                                              After a hiatus of almost four years on Thursday 1st June the band announced their return with the release of new single “Everythnig Now” & the launch of an album of the same name, scheduled for release on July 28th. In addition to premiering the track live on Radio 1 as Mistajam’s Hottest Record in the World, the band also performed the song live for the first time at a surprise show in Barcelona on Thursdaynohjy, ahead of their headline slot at Primavera Sound. Everything Now was produced by Arcade Fire, Thomas Bangalter and Steve Mackey, with co-production by Markus Dravs.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: Classic Arcade Fire this, shouty multi-part vocal stabs clean acoustic guitar, soaring strings and grooving bassy flourishes. Nuanced and deep but warmingly upbeat. Act quickly!

                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                              12" Info: Orange Vinyl.LAST COPIES EVER!!!!

                                              Manic Street Preachers

                                              Send Away The Tigers - 10th Anniversary Edition

                                                This is the 10th anniversary edition of Manic Street Preachers eighth album "Send Away The Tigers". A double, gatefold LP Vinyl format with download codes, features the original x11 trk album, plus a x10 trk album of demos. The x2 CD/DVD 'bookset' features the original album, remastered by James Dean Bradfield, a bunch of unheard demo's, a bonus disc of B sides & rare tracks, plus a DVD of their full 2007 live Glastonbury set, rare promo video's & rare/never-before-seen rehearsal footage. Includes handwritten lyrics & imagery from Nicky Wire's personal archive.

                                                Featuring the three final David Bowie studio recordings made during the sessions for his 28th and final album, ★, the No Plan EP is now being made available as a CD and two special vinyl versions.

                                                Previously released as the No Plan digital EP (and before that, available exclusively on the Lazarus Cast Album), the songs: “No Plan,” “Killing A Little Time” and “When I Met You”, along with Cast Album title track “Lazarus”, are now available for pre-order on special physical formats. This follows wishes from fans for CD and vinyl versions after the release of the digital EP.

                                                The No Plan EP artwork has been designed by long-time Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook. Both vinyl configurations of the No Plan EP feature a special laser etching on side B.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                12" Info: Black etched vinyl edition.

                                                Produced by Jack Frost, music icon & Nobel Prize winner, Bob Dylan releases his new studio album "Triplicate" (38th career album) on Columbia Records - Featuring 30 brand new recordings of classic American tunes, thematically arranged in x3, x10 song sequences.

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                3xDeluxe LP Info: Limited numbered Deluxe triple vinyl packaged in a numbered case.

                                                David Bowie

                                                Heathen - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                2002's 'Heathen' reunited David Bowie with producer Tony Visconti ('Space Oddity', 'Heroes', 'The Man Who Sold The World') for the first time in 20 years and featured guest appearances by Who legend Pete Townshend and Foo Fighter Dave Grohl. Townshend, who last worked with Bowie on the 1980 Scary Monsters And Super Creeps track "Because You're Young," contributes an incendiary lead guitar line to the track "Slow Burn," which Bowie called "the most eccentric and aggressive guitar I've heard Pete play."

                                                "Slow Burn" also features a performance from The Borneo Horns, who accompanied Bowie on the Serious Moonlight tour while Grohl takes lead guitar duties on the Neil Young cover "I’ve Been Waiting." Other standout tracks on Heathen include the sublime "I Would Be Your Slave," the uptempo "Afraid," the epic "Slip Away" and "Everyone Says Hi," a beautifully melodic tune with a classic Visconti string arrangement.

                                                “Heathenism is a state of mind,” explained Bowie. “You can take it that I’m referring to one who does not see his world. He has no mental light. He destroys almost unwittingly. He cannot feel any God’s presence in his life. He is the 21st Century man. There’s no theme or concept behind Heathen, just a number of songs, but somehow there is a thread that runs through it that is quite as strong as any of my thematic type albums.”


                                                Signed to Danger Mouse's '30th Century Records' and released via Columbia in the UK, this is the debut solo album from Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson. A 10 track album, produced by Pat Carney (Black Keys), including the singles "Death Wish" & "Tell The Truth". 

                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                Ltd LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                Iggy & The Stooges

                                                Raw Power - Vinyl Reissue

                                                  Legacy Vinyl release this classic album from Iggy Pop.

                                                  A double, gatefold, 180gm, black LP Vinyl.

                                                  This was the bands third album release & includes both the original 8 track David Bowie mix & the latter 8 track Iggy Pop mix. 

                                                  Depeche Mode

                                                  Ultra - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                    "When news surfaced in 1995 that Alan Wilder had departed Depeche Mode to concentrate on his solo project Recoil, the immediate concern among fans was whether the band would be able to hit past heights again. Combined with Gahan's near suicide and lengthy recovery from drugs, things looked bleak. Happily, Ultra turned out a winner; hooking up with Tim Simenon, longtime U.K. dance maven and producer, Depeche delivered a strong album as a rejuvenated band." - All Music

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP Info: 180 gram black vinyl.

                                                    It was a strange twist of fate which saw Leonard Cohen die so shortly after the release of his 14th, and ultimately final studio album. Unlike Bowie though, earlier in the year, "You Want it Darker" wasn't composed with his own death in mind. Naturally, mortality gets mentioned, but on which Leonard Cohen album didn't it!?

                                                    In his second interview to promote the record, Cohen had backtracked on a previous recent statement that he was "ready to die" and when distant muse and lover Marianne passed away earlier this year, Cohen's email to her in her final days had been made public, saying "I think I will follow you very soon". But his backtracking was funny and flippant saying he'd always had a gift for drama and intended to "live forever". Two further records were also suggested. As we now know, this wasn't to be.

                                                    "You Want It Darker" is definitely more sombre in tone; minimal and stately, he uses a co-writer for the instrumentation, and tastefully takes in soul, doo-wop and ofcourse folk traditions. But lyrically, whilst he mentions putting his "house in order", he's far from singing his own last rites. He does say in the title track that he's "ready Lord", but then treats us to such beautiful poetry and subtly varied sounds that the listener can't help but respond, " fair enough, but not YET!?"

                                                    An excellent album then, made instantly more dramatic by his sudden demise, but whilst the record comprises "lullabies for suffering" and yes it's soothing (and funny) as ever, he also notes that he "struggled with demons, they were middle class and tame." Acceptance, humour, just as you'd expect. A noble and fitting ending for one of the counter-culture's (remember that!?) true greats.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Andy says: Stunning final album from the master poet.

                                                    Although she started her musical career fifteen years ago, at the tender age of fifteen, it's taken some time for Solange to hit her stride. Early albums saw the youthful singer in awe of her big sister (Beyonce for the three people in the world who didn't know, and Barry), trying in vain to emulate the glistening R&B of Bey, Kelly and Michelle. As she matured, Solange explored fashion, first as a model, then as a designer with her House Of Deréon fashion line, gradually defining her own aesthetic and identity in the process. All of which means, that in 2k16, Solange is ready to mark her mark on the musical map with a career defining, world changing LP of boundary pushing soul. While the charts are filled with the throbbing basslines and skittering hats of trap and EDM, Solange has served up an organic, original set of sincere and spiritual soul built on warm bass, delicate piano and inspired synth melodies. Then there's her voice; intimate, crystal clear and packed with emotion, perfectly narating the struggles of life in the modern world. One minute into "Cranes In The Sky" and I was nearly in tears, it is SUBLIME. Visually, sonically and thematically unique, this is a perfect LP of accessible RnB and fully deserves its place as a future classic. You WILL remember where you were the first time you heard this, and you'll fall deeper in love with every subsequent listen. 

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Patrick says: The younger Knowles sister bursts out Beyonce’s shadow with a sublime LP of serious, sensitive soul and precise, on point RnB. Populist and artistic, this has all the hallmarks of an enduring classic.

                                                    FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                    LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                    Multi-platinum selling US rock band Kings Of Leon release their hugely anticipated seventh studio album via Columbia Records. Initially embraced as "the Southern Strokes" for their resurrection and reinvention of Dixie-styled rock & roll, Kings of Leon steadily morphed into an experimental rock outfit during the 2000s. The Tennessee-bred quartet debuted in 2003 with the Holy Roller Novocaine EP, whose blend of raw, unpolished boogie rock was further explored on their debut full-length, Youth & Young Manhood.

                                                    Depeche Mode

                                                    Violator - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                      The first Depeche album to sell over a million copies in the United States, "Violator" (1990) is often regarded as Depeche Mode’s finest work. Not only containing the world hits “Personal Jesus” (later beautifully reinterpreted by Johnny Cash) and “Enjoy The Silence” (with its epic video), each and every song on Violator is worthy of mentioning: for instance the beautiful and haunting album closer “Clean”, and two further hit singles “Policy Of Truth” and “World In My Eyes”, all fine examples of Gahan, Wilder and Gore’s combined magic.

                                                      Jimi Hendrix

                                                      Machine Gun

                                                      This new live album, fully documents the debut performance of Hendrix’s short-lived but eternally influential Band of Gypsys. They played four historic concerts at the Fillmore East in NYC – two on New Year’s Eve 1969, and two on New Year’s Day 1970 (which became the hugely popular ‘Band Of Gypsys’ live album). Never before has the first of these sets been available in its entirety. The vast majority of the performances have never seen the light of day at all. Eddie Kramer, Hendrix’s recording engineer throughout his life has newly mixed the audio from the original 1” 8 track master tapes, and it sounds amazing!

                                                      Half a decade on from 2011, his breakout year ('Rainforest' LP on Tri Angle, 'Instrumentals' on Type), and following his production for the likes of Lil B, A$AP Rocky, The Weeknd, FKA Twigs, Vince Staples, Clams Casino, aka Michael Volpe returns with a new long player of his own. The New Jersey 'cloud rap' originator creates slowed down hip-hop with queasy drifts of bass and synths. For the collaborators it's favour repayment time as Vince Staples, Lil B and A$AP Rocky provide raps, while Kelela, Future Islands frontman Sam Herring and more add vocals. Double vinyl LP (second vinyl is instrumental of first) and standard CD.


                                                      Earth, Wind & Fire

                                                      The Best Of Vol. 1 - Picture Disc Edition

                                                        Some of the era's most needed, heeded messages ran deep and sweet atop Verdine White's bass grooves (front and centre on "Getaway"), brother and leader Maurice's drum and percussion tracks honed over years with Chess Records' rhythm section Louis Satterfield's horn section scrambling through jazz-rock mazes every track, and Phillip Bailey's high, clear falsetto on "After The Love Has Gone," the prom dance standard "Reasons," the soaring chorus of "September," and the elegant "Fantasy".

                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                        Coloured LP Info: *ONE COPY FOUND!*

                                                        Leonard Cohen

                                                        Songs Of Love And Hate - 180g Legacy Vinyl Edition

                                                          By the time Leonard Cohen began his recording career in 1967, the iconoclastic Canadian troubadour was already well established as a poet and author. He quickly emerged as one of the era's most original and influential singer-songwriters, building a large and legendary body of work that continues to inspire artists and listeners alike. Much of Cohen's reputation and mystique was established by his early work for Columbia Records, particularly the five albums he recorded between 1967 and 1974. Now, these five classic albums, unavailable on vinyl for two decades, have been lovingly restored to their original LP format. For their new Sundazed editions, all five albums have been meticulously remastered and have been sourced from the original Columbia Records stereo masters in order to preserve the sound of the original albums. In keeping with the exacting standards for which Sundazed has become known, each album is pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art. 

                                                          With 1971s "Songs Of Love And Hate", Cohen delivered one of his most emotionally intense sets, with such memorable numbers as "Avalanche", "Famous Blue Raincoat" and "Joan Of Arc" ranking with his greatest compositions.

                                                          Leonard Cohen

                                                          Songs Of Leonard Cohen - 180g Legacy Vinyl Edition

                                                            By the time Leonard Cohen began his recording career in 1967, the iconoclastic Canadian troubadour was already well established as a poet and author. He quickly emerged as one of the era's most original and influential singer-songwriters, building a large and legendary body of work that continues to inspire artists and listeners alike. Much of Cohen's reputation and mystique was established by his early work for Columbia Records, particularly the five albums he recorded between 1967 and 1974. Now, these five classic albums, unavailable on vinyl for two decades, have been lovingly restored to their original LP format. For their new Sundazed editions, all five albums have been meticulously remastered and have been sourced from the original Columbia Records stereo masters in order to preserve the sound of the original albums. In keeping with the exacting standards for which Sundazed has become known, each album is pressed on high-definition vinyl, with complete original cover art.

                                                            1967's "Songs of Leonard Cohen" is one of the decade's most audacious debut albums, with producer John Simon's artful arrangements animating such haunting Cohen standards as "Suzanne", "Sisters Of Mercy" and "So Long, Marianne".


                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Darryl says: The word classic springs to mind!!! A haunting masterpiece - "Suzanne", "Sisters Of Mercy", "So Long, Marianne" what more needs to be said - shut the door to the rain, get your PJ's on and croon along..

                                                            Manic Street Preachers

                                                            Everything Must Go: 20 - Box Set

                                                              The super-deluxe 12"x12" box-set contains the original 12 track LP vinyl, the original album CD with 'B sides & alternate versions (x20 trks total), a second CD of 'B sides & alternate mixes (x17 trks total), the Nynex Manchester concert live on DVD (x21 trks), a second DVD featuring x4 promo videos for the singles on the album, plus a documentary/film, shot by Bafta award winning director Kieran Evans. 

                                                              Columbia Records are proud to announce the release of "Fallen Angels", produced by Dylan & Jack Frost - the thirty-seventh studio album by Bob Dylan. The album features covers of twelve classic American tunes chosen by Dylan himself, from a diverse array of writers such as Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn and Carolyn Leigh.Much like the album's predecessor, "Shadows in the Night", every song on the album, except for "Skylark", was once recorded by Frank Sinatra.

                                                              Bob Dylan

                                                              Melancholy Mood

                                                                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2016 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                Red coloured 7" Vinyl featuring x4 new songs - "Melancholy Mood", "All Or Nothing At All", "Come Rain Or Shine", "That Old Black Magic"

                                                                Recently discovered in the vaults – 10 previously unreleased and virtually unheard studio recordings.

                                                                Including covers of Bob Dylan, Sly & The Family Stone, The Smiths, Led Zeppelin, Bukka White and Jevetta Steele, in addition to the first ever studio recording of his signature song ‘Grace’ and ‘Dream Of You And I’, an unheard original recording which informs the deeply intimate and profoundly personal mood of the album. These recordings represent the breadth of Buckley’s influences and talent for interpretation.

                                                                Recorded prior to the sessions which would become his seminal debut album ‘Grace’, these tracks offer a unique insight in to the creative process of a developing genius and inimitable immerging talent.

                                                                The Columbia/Legacy release of Jeff Buckley's You and I has been overseen by the artist's mother, Mary Guibert.

                                                                FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                2xLtd LP Info: Double 180 gram vinyl.

                                                                Chairlift

                                                                Moth

                                                                  'Moth' is Chairlift's third studio album. 'Moth' was written and produced by the Chairlift duo - comprised of writer / producers and multi-instrumentalists Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly - over the course of two years in the band's own studio, which they built in an old pharmaceutical factory in Brooklyn, NY. Throughout the recording process, Patrick and Caroline both pursued other recording projects and collaborations - from Caroline penning a song for Beyonce and collaborating with SBTRCT and Blood Orange, to Patrick producing for Solange and Wet. Alongside these collaborations, Moth was born. It has strong pop and R&B leanings, but pared with their own distinctly Chairlift style, and led by Caroline's flawless and expressive vocals. The result is Chairlift's most commercial-sounding album to date. An evolution from their last album, 2012's Something, Moth is a very New York City inspired album. Listeners can expect to be led through an aural mix of big, rich pop inspired hooks, vibrating bass, lively brass and sensuous R&B inspired vocals, all anchored in the duo's meticulously crafted instrumentation.

                                                                  Bruce Springsteen

                                                                  The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

                                                                    Superb new package, taking a comprehensive look at 'The River' era.

                                                                    A 4 CD set featuring 52 tracks (12 of which are previously unreleased), over 4 hours of video content including 2.5 hours of live concert footage, x1 hour new documentary and exclusive rehearsal footage - all packaged in a 10"x12" hardcover outer slipcase.

                                                                    Audio:- Original "River" album (x20 songs across x2 CD's), Original "Ties That Bind" album (x10 songs on x1 CD), "The River Outtakes" (x22 songs on x1 CD, x12 of which are previously unreleased).

                                                                    Video (DVD):- "The Ties That Bind" (60 min documentary), "The River Tour, Tempe 1980" (25 song live concert pt.1), "The River Tour, Tempe 1980" (25 song live concert pt.2), "The River Tour Rehearsals 1980" (5 songs). Includes 'coffee table' style book containing studio & live photographs, liner notes, pages from Bruce's 'The River' notebook, single covers, images & memorabilia documenting the release.

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                    Andy says: Incredible box set of, for me, The Boss's best ever album. This guy doesn't do b-sides, and the dvd material is outstanding. Factor in the glorious booklet and all round presentation and you have one of the best box-sets around today. Amazing.

                                                                    Bob Dylan

                                                                    Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Deluxe Vinyl Edition

                                                                      "The Cutting Edge, 1965-1966" is the latest installment in the 'Bootleg Series' of releases from rock music icon Bob Dylan on the Columbia/Legacy label. Focussing on the legendary studio sessions that produced 'Bringing It All Back Home', 'Highway 61', & 'Blonde On Blonde'.

                                                                      All recordings are pristine transfers and mixed from the original studio tracking tapes.

                                                                      The triple LP Vinyl includes a x2 CD set & is very limited.

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Andy says: Sessions and out-takes from Dylan's imperious phase. Absolutely essential.

                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                      3xLtd LP Info: Deluxe 3xLP set.

                                                                      Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                                      Bob Dylan

                                                                      Bootleg Series Vol. 12 - Deluxe Edition

                                                                        "The Cutting Edge, 1965-1966" is the latest installment in the 'Bootleg Series' of releases from rock music icon Bob Dylan on the Columbia/Legacy label. Focussing on the legendary studio sessions that produced 'Bringing It All Back Home', 'Highway 61', & 'Blonde On Blonde'. All recordings are pristine transfers & mixed from the original studio tracking tapes.

                                                                        The deluxe box-set features x110 songs across a 6 CD set.

                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                        Andy says: Sessions and out-takes from Dylan's imperious phase. Absolutely essential.

                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

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                                                                        Bob Dylan

                                                                        Bootleg Series Vol. 12

                                                                          "The Cutting Edge, 1965-1966" is the latest installment in the 'Bootleg Series' of releases from rock music icon Bob Dylan on the Columbia/Legacy label. Focussing on the legendary studio sessions that produced 'Bringing It All Back Home', 'Highway 61', & 'Blonde On Blonde'. All recordings are pristine transfers & mixed from the original studio tracking tapes.

                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Andy says: Sessions and out-takes from Dylan's imperious phase. Absolutely essential.

                                                                          Texan soul singer Leon Bridges releases his debut album 'Coming Home' on Columbia Records. Produced by Austin Jenkins and Josh Block of White Denim, the album features the previously released tracks 'Better Man', 'Coming Home' and 'Lisa Sawyer'. Inspired by 60s soul sounds, and specifically the legendary Sam Cooke, Bridges pays homage to the the classic era of soul. One for fans of Truth & Soul, Daptone, Amy Winehouse, Aloe Blacc etc.

                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                          LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                          Fugees

                                                                          The Score - 180g Vinyl Edition

                                                                          A breath of fresh air in the gangsta-dominated mid-90s, the Fugees' breakthrough album, 'The Score', marked the beginning of a resurgence in alternative hip-hop. Its left-field, multi-platinum success proved there was a substantial untapped audience with an appreciation for rap music but little interest in thug life. 'The Score''s eclecticism, social consciousness, and pop smarts drew millions of latent hip-hop listeners back into the fold, showing just how much the music had grown up. It not only catapulted the Fugees into stardom, but also launched the productive solo careers of Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill, the latter of whom already ranks as one of the top female MCs of all time based on her work here. Not just a collection of individual talents, the Fugees' three MCs all share a crackling chemistry and a wide-ranging taste in music. Their strong fondness for smooth soul and reggae is underscored by the two hit covers given slight hip-hop makeovers (Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly With His Song" and Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry"). Even when they're not relying on easily recognisable tunes, their original material is powered by a raft of indelible hooks, especially the great "Fu-Gee-La".

                                                                          Bruce Springsteen

                                                                          Darkness On The Edge Of Town

                                                                            Some rank this 1978 album as Bruce Springsteen's very best (well a recent poll in The Telegraph did!) and it does hit really hard: with tunes (every one's a winner) sound (powerful, dense Rock with some skyscraping guitar solos) and ofcourse, with words. Here Bruce's characters are blue collar dreamers, down but defiantly not out. It's like a Raymond Carver short story set to music.  The record was a huge triumph after a court case (musical) enforced a 3 year hiatus which was unheard of in the 70's. This was after his breakthrough album, Born To Run, so maybe a frustrated and even angry Boss poured all of his energy into making this record the beast that is. Anyway, it's an incredible piece of art. A must-have classic rock LP!

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Andy says: A stunning document of blue-collar America full of hard times but most importantly: dreams. This is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes.

                                                                            Bruce Springsteen

                                                                            Born To Run

                                                                              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2015 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                              Newly Remastered From Original Analogue Masters.


                                                                              Passion Pit’s new album Kindred is their third release and follows 2012’s Gossamer. According to frontman Michael Angelakos, the LP is inspired by his own personal experiences with bipolar disorder and finds him reflecting on his new take-charge outlook on life.

                                                                              Everything is autobiographical. Everything is honest. This record was written around the time when I was trying to figure out what constitutes family: who loves you, accepting love, giving love. On Manners, I was like, “I have no idea what’s going on and I wish I did but I just don’t have the answers.” Gossamer was like, “This is what happened, I’m so sorry” — acknowledging what happened but not saying that I’m going to do anything about it. Kindred is like: “I’m really trying to make this work and be better.”

                                                                              I’m actively trying to improve all my relationships and my lifestyle and my way of working and interacting with people. Everything. And that’s a really hard thing to talk about because it’s embarrassing. I just desperately wanted to be happy again in a way that wasn’t forced. I wanted to feel like I accomplished something. I did this. I finished this record. I’m doing all the promo. I’m doing everything that I said I was going to do.“.

                                                                              Featuring 10 tracks, the Jack Frost produced album 'Shadows In The Night' is the 36th studio release from iconic superstar Bob Dylan & marks his first new music since 2012's 'Tempest'. The album was recorded 'live' in the studio with a five-piece band & features some classic ballads, stripped down, with no overdubbing & mixed as it was recorded.

                                                                              FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                              LP Info: Limited edition 180 gram.

                                                                              Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                                              Manic Street Preachers

                                                                              The Holy Bible - 20th Anniversary Box Set

                                                                                20th anniversary of the classic "Holy Bible" album via Columbia/Sony.

                                                                                Deluxe box-set containing vinyl LP & 4 CD's.

                                                                                The LP is 180gm heavyweight vinyl (the original release was a v. Ltd pic disc). CD1 is the remastered album in full. CD2 is the US mix of the album, remastered. CD3 is a x16 trk disc of B' sides, unreleased trks, live songs etc... CD4 is a x13 trk 'live' recording from BBC 'In Concert' @ London's Astoria in '94, alongside a BBC R4 x4 trk mastertape from Maida Vale, recorded in Sept '14.

                                                                                Comes with a beautifully curated book featuring rare photos, hand-written lyrics & sleeve notes.

                                                                                Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                The Album Collection Vol. 1 - 1973-1984

                                                                                  Boxset containing remastered versions of the first x7 unforgettable albums recorded & released by Bruce Springsteen for Columbia Records between 1973 & 1984. Albums:- "Greetings From Asbury Park", "The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle", "Born To Run", "Darkness On The Edge Of Town", "The River", "Nebraska", "Born In The U.S.A.". Box-set has meticulous recreations of the original packaging & is accompanied by a beautiful book, featuring rarely-seen photos, memorabilia & original press clippings.

                                                                                  The Debut album from George Ezra who was included in 2014's BBC sound of 2014 list. His music is a fusion of old and new, American and British, with the likes of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie and newcomers Crybaby and Sweet Baboo, all musical influences.

                                                                                  With Stay Gold, First Aid Kit - sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg – have honed their musical skills and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating an ambitious 10-song collection. Recorded at ARC studios in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), the duo also enlisted The Omaha Symphony Orchestra to play on the record, with arrangements by Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley). They say of the recording process, “We took new directions and turns with the arrangements, building them up and creating more dynamics, yet always following where the songs wanted to go.”

                                                                                  George Ezra

                                                                                  Cassy O

                                                                                    THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2014 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                                                                    4 Track EP on limited double gatefold 7" vinyl.

                                                                                    Bob Dylan

                                                                                    Another Side Of Bob Dylan

                                                                                      Recorded in a single day in June, 1964, Another Side yielded deeply personal and poetic songs like "It Ain't Me Babe", and "All I Really Want To Do", bursting at the seams with lyrical, dream-fueled imagery, often leavened with dashes of whimsy and always set sailing by Bob Dylan's free-ranging imagination.

                                                                                      FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                      LP includes MP3 Download Code.

                                                                                      Bob Dylan

                                                                                      The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

                                                                                        Thirteen song, second studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on May 27, 1963 by Columbia Records. Where as his self-titled debut album Bob Dylan had contained only two original songs, Freewheelin' represented the beginning of Dylan's writing contemporary words to traditional melodies. Eleven of the thirteen songs on the album are Dylan's original compositions.

                                                                                        "High Hopes'' finds Bruce Springsteen in a number of different musical settings, and includes the E Street Band members in various large and small combinations as well as guitarist Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) on eight tracks. Besides Morello, the album also includes appearances on several songs by Clarence Clemons, who passed away in 2011, and Danny Federici, who passed away in 2008, on what Springsteen calls "some of our best unreleased material from the past decade." The album was recorded in New Jersey, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Australia and New York City and marks Springsteen's 18th studio album. As Bruce writes in the albums liner notes, "I felt they were among the best of my writing and deserved a proper studio recording."

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Andy says: Includes The Boss's ace version of Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream".

                                                                                        FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                        Vinyl comes with CD version of the album enclosed.

                                                                                        Mechanical Bull is the sixth studio album from multi-award winning rock band, Kings Of Leon. Produced by Angelo Petraglia and recorded at the band’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee, the album features 11 brand-new songs including the standout tracks “Supersoaker” and “Wait For Me”.

                                                                                        "Mechanical Bull" is available as a standard 11 track CD, a deluxe 13 track CD and a limited double LP vinyl format.

                                                                                        "Never Mind the Bollocks may have appeared revolutionary, but the Clash's eponymous debut album was pure, unadulterated rage and fury, fueled by passion for both rock & roll and revolution. Though the cliché about punk rock was that the bands couldn't play, the key to the Clash is that although they gave that illusion, they really could play -- hard. The charging, relentless rhythms, primitive three-chord rockers, and the poor sound quality give the album a nervy, vital energy. Joe Strummer's slurred wails perfectly compliment the edgy rock, while Mick Jones' clearer singing and charged guitar breaks make his numbers righteously anthemic. Even at this early stage, the Clash were experimenting with reggae, most notably on the Junior Murvin cover "Police & Thieves" and the extraordinary "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais," which was one of five tracks added to the American edition of The Clash. "Deny," "Protex Blue," "Cheat," and "48 Hours" were removed from the British edition and replaced for the U.S. release with the British-only singles "Complete Control," "(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais," "Clash City Rockers," "I Fought the Law," and "Jail Guitar Doors," all of which were stronger than the items they replaced. Though the sequencing and selection were slightly different, the core of the album remained the same, and each song retained its power individually. Few punk songs expressed anger quite as bracingly as "White Riot," "I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.," "Career Opportunities," and "London's Burning," and their power is all the more incredible today. Rock & roll is rarely as edgy, invigorating, and sonically revolutionary as The Clash." - Allmusic.

                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                        Andy says: Incendiary debut. As influential, in its own way, as the first Velvet Underground LP, ten years earlier.

                                                                                        The Clash

                                                                                        London Calling - 2013 Remastered Edition

                                                                                          "Give 'Em Enough Rope, for all of its many attributes, was essentially a holding pattern for the Clash, but the double-album London Calling is a remarkable leap forward, incorporating the punk aesthetic into rock & roll mythology and roots music. Before, the Clash had experimented with reggae, but that was no preparation for the dizzying array of styles on London Calling. There's punk and reggae, but there's also rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop, lounge jazz, and hard rock; and while the record isn't tied together by a specific theme, its eclecticism and anthemic punk function as a rallying call. While many of the songs -- particularly "London Calling," "Spanish Bombs," and "The Guns of Brixton" - are explicitly political, by acknowledging no boundaries the music itself is political and revolutionary. But it is also invigorating, rocking harder and with more purpose than most albums, let alone double albums. Over the course of the record, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones (and Paul Simonon, who wrote "The Guns of Brixton") explore their familiar themes of working-class rebellion and antiestablishment rants, but they also tie them in to old rock & roll traditions and myths, whether it's rockabilly greasers or "Stagger Lee," as well as mavericks like doomed actor Montgomery Clift. The result is a stunning statement of purpose and one of the greatest rock & roll albums ever recorded." - Allmusic.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Philippa says: After the so-so 'Give 'Em Enough Rope', the Clash came back the following year with a double album bursting with fresh ideas (punk, reggae, jazz, rockabilly, ska!) underpinned by amazing songwriting... there's not a duff track on here. Not just a post-punk classic, a classic full stop. Mindblowing at the time, this is now simply seen as one of the greatest records ever made.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLP Info: 180 gram legacy edition.

                                                                                          Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the Winter of 2008, "Journal for Plague Lovers" features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks.
                                                                                          Nicky Wire said of the decision to use Richey's words after all this time, 'The brilliance and intelligence of the lyrics dictated that we had to finally use them. The use of language is stunning and topics include The Grande Odalisque by Ingres, Marlon Brando, Giant Haystacks, celebrity, consumerism and dysmorphia, all reiterating the genius and intellect of Richard James Edwards'.

                                                                                          Musically the band draw on their classic "Holy Bible" sound with elements of Nirvana's "In Utero", as well as a delicate, beautiful acoustic side. The cover features an original piece of Jenny Saville, whose painting also graced the cover of 1994's "The Holy Bible".

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLtd CD Info: The limited edition double CD includes 13 original demo versions of the album tracks. It comes in a lovely book style package with 36 page full colour booklet including exclusive photos and liner notes, Richey Edwards lyrics and Jenny Saville artwork.

                                                                                          After more hype and fanfare than I can remember, Daft Punk finally deliver "Random Access Memories". On the previous trilogy of records they've changed the music world and heralded new eras and scenes. From the jacking filter house of 1997's "Homework", an album which set the blueprint for the whole French touch scene, to the pop majesty of 2001's "Discovery", a sampledelic journey through the kaleidescope of 70s disco and funk, to 2005's "Human After All", the rough and abrasive record that in hindsight heralded the new wave of French electronic producers. They are rightly regarded as the leading electronic musicians of their time and not only have they recorded a hype worthy record, they've delivered a classic.

                                                                                          Drawing inspiration of the sounds of the 70s and 80s, "Random Access Memories" serves up bouncing disco (Worldwide summer smash "Get Lucky" and "Lose Yourself To Dance"), prog jazz ("Giorgio by Moroder" and "Touch") and West Coast AOR ("Instant Crush", "Beyond" and "Fragments of Time"). The influences are similar to 2001's "Discovery", but rather than samples, the album instead features an all star roster of collaborators from all over the musical world recorded live in studio sessions.

                                                                                          Those expecting an album of easy dancefloor hits will be disappointed, Daft Punk have never simply retrodden uninspired paths and have instead turned out an expansive and exhaustive journey through an era before house music, where sentiment and nostalgia is preferred over beats. But don't fear, the dancefloor won't be neglected entirely, album closer "Contact" is probably a hint of what they might have in store for us on the soon-come remix disc!


                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Patrick says: The massive and eagerly awaited new album from Daft Punk, does not disappoint. This is their fourth album and first in over eight years. Working on a theme of 70s disco, influenced by movie soundtracks, the album is full of catchy summer sounding hits.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLtd LP Info: Limited double 180gm vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code and 12" x 12" 8 page lyric booklet.

                                                                                          Recorded in 1969, the fourth album from Sly And The Family Stone, "Stand!" was the crowning musical statement by this unisex, multi-racial rock and soul combo from the Bay Area of San Francisco, and it remains a masterpiece of anthemic 60s pop with its urgent rallying calls for togetherness and its exuberant egalitarian ethos. Featuring four chart hits, including the number one smash "Everyday People", "Stand!" virtually invented the 'progressive' funk of the 1970s and 80s, jettisoning the trappings of 60s soul and paving the way for a new sound that would influence other artists to this day.

                                                                                          All things wonderful about Sly & The Family Stone in the first years of their existence came together on their 1969 album 'Stand!'. The enthusiasm, the blurring of lines, the testing of boundaries; it all blends together in the funk of the Family Stone…

                                                                                          "Stand!" is one of those records that came to define the flower power generation; the activism in "Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey", the psychedelic pulsating dance rhythms in "I Want To Take You Higher", the spirit of belonging in "Everyday People". "Stand!" isone of the most sampled records in hip hop and R&B. This is the pinnacle of Sly The Family Stone's career, and it has a rightful place in music history.

                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          LP Info: Limited 180g pressing in gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                          The follow-up to 2010's Grammy-nominated Infinite Arms, 'Mirage Rock' is the first of the band's records to be produced by Glyn Johns, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of his work with The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Eric Clapton and too many others to list.

                                                                                          Recorded at Sunset Sound in Los Angeles, 'Mirage Rock' is arguably Band of Horses' most cohesive and accomplished set of compositions and performances to date.

                                                                                          The Vaccines

                                                                                          Come Of Age - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                          The Vaccines 'Come Of Age' follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' which was released in March 2011.

                                                                                          The album was recorded at the ICP studios in Brussels and Distillery in Bath with producer Ethan Johns.


                                                                                          FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                          2xLtd CD Info: Deluxe 2CD edition includes 3 bonus tracks and the entire 17 track 'Live In Brighton' gig.

                                                                                          The Vaccines 'Come Of Age' follows their platinum selling, Brit nominated and NME award winning debut, 'What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?' which was released in March 2011.

                                                                                          The album was recorded at the ICP studios in Brussels and Distillery in Bath with producer Ethan Johns.

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Ryan says: They're back and coming in strong, 'Come Of Age' is just a bit crisper than their debut, the guys seem to have perfected their sound this time round. All in all they still has the same magic that was always there.

                                                                                          James Mercer returns with the much anticipated fourth album from The Shins. Recorded in LA and Portland last year, as well as providing his distinctive vocals, James also plays the majority of the instrumentation on the album too.



                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Andy says: Big, clear, crisp pop, with enough of a twist to keep us lot happy. James Mercer has simply become an outstanding songwriter.

                                                                                          The Ting Tings trademark which inspired the album title for bandmates Katie White and Jules De Martino is simple; to make tracks that sound different to the one before; to have musical freedom and to be held by no boundaries.

                                                                                          ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’ didn’t come quickly to Katie and Jules. After achieving worldwide success with their debut album ‘We Started Nothing’ the duo spent a relentless two years touring before eventually returning to the studio. Following a brief spell in Berlin where they recorded and subsequently ditched a whole batch of songs they weren’t happy with; The Ting Tings packed their bags and landed in Southern Spain where they threw out the rule books and made music that made them happy.

                                                                                          Jules said: “Everything before then had been a struggle. Suddenly it wasn’t. Everytime Katie went up to the booth she was nailing it. The lyrics were happening. The whole weight of our shoulders was lifted. This was enjoyable again. It was being dictated by its own energy again.”

                                                                                          The Ting Tings

                                                                                          Sounds From Nowheresville - Deluxe Edition

                                                                                          The Ting Tings trademark which inspired the album title for bandmates Katie White and Jules De Martino is simple; to make tracks that sound different to the one before; to have musical freedom and to be held by no boundaries.

                                                                                          ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’ didn’t come quickly to Katie and Jules. After achieving worldwide success with their debut album ‘We Started Nothing’ the duo spent a relentless two years touring before eventually returning to the studio. Following a brief spell in Berlin where they recorded and subsequently ditched a whole batch of songs they weren’t happy with; The Ting Tings packed their bags and landed in Southern Spain where they threw out the rule books and made music that made them happy.

                                                                                          Jules said: “Everything before then had been a struggle. Suddenly it wasn’t. Everytime Katie went up to the booth she was nailing it. The lyrics were happening. The whole weight of our shoulders was lifted. This was enjoyable again. It was being dictated by its own energy again.”

                                                                                          "Upside Down: The Creation Records Story", produced & directed by Danny O'Connor, is the definitive and fully authorised documentary of the highs & lows of the UK's most inspired & dissolute independent record label - Creation Records. This is the accompanying 34 track, double disc set, compiled by Creation label founders Alan McGee and Joe Foster, featuring Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, Oasis, Ride, Jesus & Mary Chain, House Of Love, BMX Bandits, Boo Radleys and many more...

                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Andy says: Superb compilation from the label that soundtracked many of our lives. Some amazing songs and inspiring attitude. But where's The Pastels?

                                                                                          The Vaccines

                                                                                          Live From London (RSD 2011 Edition)

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

                                                                                            "Live From London" official bootleg.

                                                                                            Manic Street Preachers

                                                                                            Postcards From A Young Man - Deluxe Mementos Box Set

                                                                                              Manic Street Preachers' 10th studio album "Postcards From A Young Man" features guest vocals from Ian McCulloch on one track ("Some Kind of Nothingness"), John Cale on piano ("Auto-Intoxication") and Duff McKagen playing bass ("A Billion Balconies Facing The Sun"). Manics bassist Nicky Wire sings lead vocals on "The Future Has Been Here 4 Ever" alongside drummer Sean Moore on the trumpet.

                                                                                              "Postcards From A Young Man" is the follow up to 2009’s "Journal For Plague Lovers" but is musically very different and more in the vein of "Send Away The Tigers" and "Everything Must Go" with unashamed soaring choruses, lots of strings and gospel choirs. It was recorded in Cardiff with producer Dave Eringa and mixed by Chris Lord Alge in the US.

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                                                                                              Made up of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller, "Treats" will establish this Brooklyn duo as one of the most talked about bands of 2010. Having created an incredible buzz online with incendiary tracks such as "Crown On The Ground" and "Tell 'Em", Sleigh Bells have been touring, playing blistering live shows that marry pop hooks with brutal, hip-hop-inflected beats and extreme noise to the point of distortion. They came away from CMJ as one of the most talked about acts at the end of 2009.

                                                                                              Alongside praise from NME, Dazed and Sleigh Bells collaborator MIA, Pitchfork declared 'The visceral thrill of Treats may not last forever, but neither does life; right now, this feels like living it', whilst marking the album 8.7. With praise like that, it’s no wonder you’ll be hearing a lot about this band in the coming months.

                                                                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                              David says: If you like the idea of Santogold and Ciara forming a band with your teenage neighbour who's just bought his (or her) first electric guitar and turned the amp up to 11 then you'll love Sleigh Bells.

                                                                                              Broken Bells

                                                                                              Broken Bells - Deluxe Music Box Edition

                                                                                                James Mercer and Brian Burton a/k/a Danger Mouse have completed work on the first album by their new and ongoing band Broken Bells.

                                                                                                The album features 10 melodically seductive and psychologically provocative songs co-written and performed by Mercer and Burton.

                                                                                                Deluxe Ltd Edition “Music Box”:
                                                                                                • Box plays 'The Overture', an exclusive soundtrack created by the band when opened
                                                                                                • 44 page pocket notebook that includes photos and illustrations
                                                                                                • Glow in the dark sticker sheet
                                                                                                • Exclusive Broken Bells poster (17.5" x 15.5")
                                                                                                • 2 oversized postcards
                                                                                                • CD album in softpack with poster.

                                                                                                James Mercer and Brian Burton aka Danger Mouse have completed work on the first album by their new and ongoing band Broken Bells.

                                                                                                The album features 10 melodically seductive and psychologically provocative songs co-written and performed by Mercer and Burton.

                                                                                                Broken Bells features Mercer on vocals, guitars and bass while Burton plays organ, drums, piano, synths and bass. The pair play all the instruments on the album with the exception of a full string section arranged by Daniele Luppi. "Broken Bells" was recorded by Todd Monfalcone and Kennie Takahashi at Mondo Studio in Los Angeles and produced by Burton.

                                                                                                Each a long-time fan of the other's work, Burton and Mercer first met face-to-face backstage at the 2004 Roskilde Festival in Copenhagen. The pair immediately hit it off and kept in touch over the prevailing half decade and in May 2008 seized the opportunity to finally collaborate on original music together.

                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                Andy says: Less angular and angsty than The Shins but with those gorgeous pop melodies still intact. Perfect!

                                                                                                Miles marries Betty, gets the funk and this is the end result: Along with "Kind Of Blue", but coming from a completely different angle, "Bitches Brew" is probably Davis' most celebrated work. Recorded in three days in August of 1969 and often heralded as the first shot fired in the fusion movement, "Bitches Brew" melds jazz with rock, and as an essential part of any psyche-prog head's record collection as jazz fans. Davis had already spearheaded two major jazz movements (cool and modal jazz) and was about to initiate another major change (the album's cover also sports the phrase "Directions In Music By Miles Davis" above the title). Most of the musicians (Wayne Shorter, Joe Zawinul, Jack DeJohnette, Chick Corea ) who played on the album went on to become giants of the 1970s fusion movement, with "Bitches Brew" being the jump-of point. Artists as disparate as Carlos Santana, Joni Mitchell and Radiohead cite this epic long player as an influence.

                                                                                                Them Crooked Vultures

                                                                                                Them Crooked Vultures

                                                                                                  Them Crooked Vultures aka Dave Grohl, Joshua Homme and John Paul Jones release their eponymous debut album. The self-produced 13-song record features the debut of the studio versions of the material Them Crooked Vultures unveiled at its August 9 debut at Chicago's Cabaret Metro.

                                                                                                  Written by Serge Pizzorno and co-produced by Serge and Dan the Automator (Gorillaz, DJ Shadow), "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum" was recorded in Kasabian's hometown of Leicester and Dan the Automator's recording studio in San Francisco. It's the third chapter in Kasabian's magnificent journey so far, which began in 2004 with their debut self-titled album. The new album is a mash-up of towering melodies, electro-punk riffs and psychedelic lullabies, fused with Tom Meighan's searing vocals, Serge Pizzorno's bar-raising musical vision, Chris Edwards' driving basslines and Ian Matthews' galloping drums. 'It's about people escaping somewhere else. It's a place of opposites, where paupers can become princes. The way things are at the moment, it seems like a good place to be,' concludes Serge.

                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                  2x10" LP Info: Reissued in original 10" double gatefold heavyweight vinyl format in a limited quantity.

                                                                                                  Fear Of Music are Jo Rose (vocals/guitar), Ali Esmaail (bass), Mike Ward (guitar) and Rick Morgan (drums). They formed as schoolfriends, took their name from a seminal Talking Heads album, and together, they're out to give British rock its soul and spirit back, and power up their hometown of Manchester with some rocket-fuel riffs. With the spirit of The Smashing Pumpkins, the screech of Placebo, the scale of (yes) Muse and the conscience of Manic Street Preachers, but also the grace of Jeff Buckley and the hysteria of Pixies, Fear Of Music mine a virgin sound all of their own.

                                                                                                  There are only a few living legends working in the field of music today and Bob Dylan is one of them. An original troubadour and singer/songwriter, the voice of a generation, Dylan has been all these things and more.

                                                                                                  FORMAT INFORMATION

                                                                                                  3xCD Info: Three CD digi-pack version.

                                                                                                  3xLtd CD Info: Super deluxe lavishly made digi/boxed edition with extended booklet with rare photographs, replica mini-vinyl sleeves and 10 limited edition postcards.

                                                                                                  Goodbooks release their eagerly anticipated debut album which includes re-recordings of the Transgressive 7" single "Walk With Me", free download "Turn It Back" plus singles "Leni", "Illness" and the new single "Passchendaele". It's a potent mix of dreamy, soaring melodies and arty, rhythmical tightness that never fails to excite. Fans of Maximo Park, Pulp, Franz and even Talking Heads should find something here. It's constantly surprising, fresh, clever pop that moves as much as it thrills.


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