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Daft Punk

Random Access Memories - The Drumless Edition

    Following the release of the critically acclaimed ‘Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary Edition’ earlier this year, Daft Punk unveils a new iteration of their GRAMMY-award winning Album of the Year. This version strips away all drum and percussive elements from the album, giving listeners the ability to dive deeper into the layers of instrumentation on each track.

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: It's Daft Punk's MASSIVE 'Random Access Memories' but without the drums, which I thought was at least 70% of their whole thing. Imagine my joy then when this actually ends up being a totally worthwhile, refocused look at one of the most meticulously crafted sounds of the past few decades.

    TRACK LISTING

    CD Tracklisting:
    1. Give Life Back To Music (Drumless Edition)
    2. The Game Of Love (Drumless Edition)
    3. Giorgio By Moroder (Drumless Edition)
    4. Within (Drumless Edition)
    5. Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) (feat. Julian Casablancas)
    6. Lose Yourself To Dance (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
    7. Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Williams)
    8. Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
    9. Beyond (Drumless Edition)
    10. Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
    11. Fragments Of Time (Drumless Edition) (feat. Todd Edwards)
    12. Doin' It Right (Drumless Edition) (feat. Panda Bear)
    13. Contact (Drumless Edition)

    2LP Tracklisting:
    Side A
    1. Give Life Back To Music (Drumless Edition)
    2. The Game Of Love (Drumless Edition)
    3. Giorgio By Moroder (Drumless Edition)
    Side B
    1. Within (Drumless Edition)
    2. Instant Crush (Drumless Edition) (feat. Julian Casablancas)
    3. Lose Yourself To Dance (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams)
    Side C
    1. Touch (Drumless Edition) (feat. Paul Williams)
    2. Get Lucky (Drumless Edition) (feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
    3. Beyond (Drumless Edition)
    Side D
    1. Motherboard (Drumless Edition)
    2. Fragments Of Time (Drumless Edition) (feat. Todd Edwards)
    3. Doin' It Right (Drumless Edition) (feat. Panda Bear)
    4. Contact (Drumless Edition)

    Bob Dylan

    Fragments: Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997) The Bootleg Series Vol.17

      The complete Bob Dylan Fragments January 2023Time Out of Mind Sessions (19961997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 will be available as a deluxe box set in a 5CD edition. Also available, a twodisc/4LP standard edition of Fragments which includes the Time Out of Mind 2022 remix disc and a disc of twelve select Outtakes and Alternates highlights.

      The latest chapter in Columbia/Legacy's highly acclaimed Bob Dylan Bootleg Series takes a fresh look at Time Out of Mind, Dylan's midcareer masterpiece, celebrating the album and its enduring impact 25 years after its original release on September 30, 1997.

      Fragments Time Out of Mind Sessions (19961997): The Bootleg Series Vol.17 follows the evolution of songs written for the album, from intimate early incarnations in the previously unreleased 1996 Teatro sessions featuring Dylan (vocals, guitar, and piano), Daniel Lanois and Tony Mangurian (guitar and organ), Tony Garnier (bass) (drums and percussion) through incandescent live renditions (also previously unreleased) showcasing Dylan and his touring ensemble channeling the songs onstage from 1998-2001.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD Box Set:
      Disc One - Time Out Of Mind (2022 Remix) 
      1. Love Sick
      2. Dirt Road Blues
      3. Standing In The Doorway
      4. Million Miles
      5. Tryin
      6. 'Til ' To Get To Heaven I Fell In Love With You
      7. Not Dark Yet
      8. Cold Irons Bound
      9. Make You Feel My Love
      10. Can't Wait
      11. Highlands

      Disc Two - Dreamin Outtakes And Alternates
      1. The Water Is Wide (8/19/96, Teatro)
      2. ' Of You (10/1/96, Teatro)
      3. Red River Shore
      4. Love Sickversion 1 (9/26/96, Teatro) Version 1 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
      5. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
      6. Not Dark Yet –– Version 1 (10/3/96, Teatro) Version 1 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
      7. Can't Wait Version 1 (1/21/97, Criteria Studios)
      8. Dirt Road Blues
      9. Mississippi Version 1 (1/12/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
      10. 'Til I Fell In Love With You
      11. Standing In The Doorway
      12. Tryin ' To Get To Heaven ––version 2 (1/16/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/13/97, Criteria Studios) Version 1 (1/18/97, Criteria Studios)
      13. Cold Irons Bound (1/9/97, Criteria Studios)

      Disc Three – Outtakes And Alternates
      1. Love Sick–version 2 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
      2. Dirt Road Blues –version 2 (1/20/97, Criteria Studios)
      3. Can't Wait–version 2 (1/14/97, Criteria Studios)
      4. Red River Shore –version 2 (1/19/97, Criteria Studios)
      5. Marchin' To The City (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
      6. Make You Feel My Love –take 1 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
      7. Mississippi –version 2 (1/11/97, Criteria Studios)
      8. Standing In The Doorway –version 2 (1/13/97, Criteria Studios)
      9. 'TilI Fell In Love With You –version 3 (1/16/97, Criteria Studios)
      10. Not Dark Yet –version 2 (1/18/97, Criteria Studios)
      11. Tryin' To Get To Heaven –version 2 (1/12/97, Criteria Studios)
      12. Highlands (1/16/97, Criteria Studios)

      Disc Four – Live (1998-2001)
      1. Love Sick(6/24/98, Birmingham, England)
      2. Can't Wait (2/6/99, Nashville, Tennessee)
      3. Standing In The Doorway (10/6/00, London, England)
      4. Million Miles (1/31/98, Atlantic City, New Jersey)
      5. Tryin' To Get To Heaven (9/20/00, Birmingham, England)
      6. 'TilI Fell In Love With You (4/5/98, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
      7. Not Dark Yet (9/22/00, Sheffield, England)
      8. Cold Irons Bound (5/19/00, Oslo, Norway)
      9. Make You Feel My Love (5/21/98, Los Angeles, California) Previously Released On The "Things Have Changed" Maxi-single
      10. Can't Wait (5/19/00, Oslo, Norway)
      11. Mississippi (11/15/01, Washington, D.C.)
      12. Highlands (3/24/01, Newcastle, Australia)

      Disc Five – Bonus Disc (Previously Released On The Bootleg Series Vol. 8: Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989–2006)
      1. Dreamin' Of You –Tell Tale Signs(10/1/96, Teatro)
      2. Red River Shore –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (1/19/97, Criteria Studios)
      3. Red River Shore –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/8/97, Criteria Studios)
      4. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (9/96, Teatro)
      5. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 3 (1/17/97, Criteria Studios)
      6. Mississippi –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/17/97, Criteria Studios)
      7. Marchin' To The City –Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
      8. Marchin' To The City –Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/6/97, Criteria Studios)
      9. Can't Wait–Tell Tale Signs, Version 1 (10/1/96, Teatro)
      10. Can't Wait–Tell Tale Signs, Version 2 (1/5/97, Criteria Studios)
      11. Cold Irons Bound –Tell Tale Signs, Live (6/11/04, Bonnaroo Music Festival)
      12. Tryin' To Get To Heaven –Tell Tale Signs, Live (10/5/00, Londo

      Simon & Garfunkel

      The Graduate - Original Soundtrack

        An absolutely classic soundtrack - "Mrs Robinson", "The Sound Of Silence", "April Come She Will", "Scarborough Fair / Canticle" are all there, interspersed with the swingin' sounds of David Grusin's wonderful incidental cocktail jazz. Groovy baby!

        TRACK LISTING

        1 The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
        2 The Singleman Party Foxtrot - Dave Grusin
        3 Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
        4 Sunporch Cha-Cha-Cha - Dave Grusin
        5 Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel
        6 On The Strip - Dave Grusin
        7 April Come She Will - Simon & Garfunkel
        8 The Folks - Dave Grusin
        9 Scarborough Fair / Canticle - Simon & Garfunkel
        10 A Great Effect - Dave Grusin
        11 The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine - Simon & Garfunkel
        12 Whew - Dave Grusin
        13 Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
        14 The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

        Arcade Fire

        WE

          Produced by Nigel Godrich, Win & Régine, and recorded in multiple locales including New Orleans, El Paso and Mount Desert Island, WE paradoxically distills “the longest we’ve ever spent writing, uninterrupted, probably ever" (per the band’s Win Butler) into a concise 40 minute epic – one as much about the forces that threaten to pull us away from the people we love, as it is inspired by the urgent need to overcome them. WE’s cathartic journey follows a definable arc from darkness into light over the course of seven songs divided into two distinct sides -- Side “I” channeling the fear and loneliness of isolation, and Side “WE” expressing the joy and power of reconnection.

          On the album’s cover, a photograph of a human eye by the artist JR evokes Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the galaxy. This stunning image -- embellished by the distinctive airbrush color tinting of Terry Pastor (utilizing the same physical technique he employed on David Bowie’s iconic Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust covers) – is the visual expression of WE.

          STAFF COMMENTS

          Barry says: 'We' takes Arcade Fire back to their orchestral roots, eschewing the mind-bogglingly diverse range of sounds on 2017's 'Everything Now'. Pieces here sound like classic Arcade Fire but imbued with the real-world concept of tension and release, manifested as a taut musical energy offset by a jubilant orchestral bliss. Massive and euphoric and quintessentially Arcade Fire.

          TRACK LISTING

          “I”
          1. Age Of Anxiety I
          2. Age Of Anxiety II (Rabbit Hole)
          3. End Of The Empire I-IV
          “WE”
          1. The Lightning I, II
          2. Unconditional I (Lookout Kid)
          3. Unconditional II (Race And Religion)
          4. WE

          Bob Dylan

          Blonde On Blonde - 2015 Reissue

            Blonde on Blonde: A double album that transcends time, suspends reality, and looks through the human soul and tells the listener characteristics about themselves they didn’t know. Renowned for what Bob Dylan deemed “that thin, that wild mercury sound.”

            Deemed by cultural critic Greil Marcus “the most glamorous record imaginable,” Blonde on Blonde remains to music, production, prose, and performance what hydrogen is to water. The secret to the 1966 masterwork’s inimitable aural character partially stems from Dylan’s request to remove the baffles from the studio room, allowing the musicians to interact as well as the music to possess a more organic quality. 

            The story of Blonde on Blonde is almost as compelling as the music. Dylan, relocating to Tennessee and pairing with Nashville’s top session players as well as members of what would become the Band, feverishly chasing perfectionism while arriving at an inimitable on-the-fly feel. A majority of tunes were recorded long after midnight, the early A.M. vibe reflected in the nocturnal aura, woozy optimism, and spiritual soulfulness of the playing. “Essential” doesn’t even begin to cover the genius of this record that, ranked ninth-best of all-time by Rolling Stone, finally features sonics that match the caliber of the conscious-altering power and mythical weight of the songs within.

            Leonard Cohen

            Songs Of Love & Hate - Black Friday Edition

              AVAILABLE ONLINE ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27TH FROM 8AM.

              LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.


              This special RSD 50th anniversary edition of Leonard Cohen's third studio album, Songs of Love and Hate is pressed on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging which includes a brand new 8- page 12x12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer and the album jacket replicates the original package.

              His 5th LP is full of twists and turns, ultimately resulting in a hugely sophisticated and well-rounded record. We see him take us through silky smooth moments immediately counterpointed by more abrasive, pumping tonal shifts. The American rapper/producer/director, who was a founding member of alternative hip hop collective odd future, shows us here how much he’s grown since his last outing. “he came through with an almost no-filler record that maintains a constant theme while still being diverse enough to stay interesting” 

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Foreword
              2. Where This Flower Blooms
              3. Sometimes…
              4. See You Again
              5. Who Dat Boy?
              6. Pothole
              7. Garden Shred
              8. Boredom
              9. I Ain’t Got Time!
              10. 911/Mr. Lonely
              11. Dropping Seeds
              12. November
              13. Glitter
              14. Enjoy Right Now Today

              Miles Davis

              Kind Of Blue

                Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records. The album features Davis's ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 

                TRACK LISTING

                So What 
                Freddie Freeloader 
                Blue In Green 
                Flamenco Sketches 
                All Blues

                Bob Dylan

                1970 Album

                  3-Disc Collection of Previously Unavailable Studio Performances includes Complete May 1,1970 Session featuring George Harrison

                  December 18, 2020-New York, NY-Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, announce the forthcoming release of Bob Dylan - 1970, the first widely available pressing of a three-disc collection of long-sought-after studio recordings, on Friday, February 26.

                  The recordings on Bob Dylan - 1970 were first released in a limited edition on December 4 as part of the Bob Dylan - 50th Anniversary Collection copyright extension series (which began in 2012). The buzz surrounding the 1970 performances, notably Dylan's studio sit-down with George Harrison on May 1, created a demand for a broader release of these historic tracks.

                  Bob Dylan - 1970 includes previously unreleased outtakes from the sessions that produced Self Portrait and New Morning as well as the complete May 1, 1970 studio recordings with George Harrison, which capture the pair performing together on nine tracks, including Dylan originals ("One Too Many Mornings," "Gates of Eden," "Mama, You Been On My Mind"), covers (the Everly Brothers' "All I Have to Do Is Dream," Carl Perkins' "Matchbox") and more.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Disc 1

                  March 3, 1970

                  I Can’t Help But Wonder Where I’m Bound
                  Universal Soldier – Take 1
                  Spanish Is The Loving Tongue – Take 1
                  Went To See The Gypsy – Take 2
                  Went To See The Gypsy – Take 3
                  Woogie Boogie

                  March 4, 1970
                  Went To See The Gypsy – Take 4
                  Thirsty Boots – Take 1

                  March 5, 1970
                  Little Moses – Take 1
                  Alberta – Take 2
                  Come All You Fair And Tender Ladies – Take 1
                  Things About Comin’ My Way – Takes 2 & 3
                  Went To See The Gypsy – Take 6
                  Untitled 1970 Instrumental #1
                  Come A Little Bit Closer – Take 2
                  Alberta – Take 5

                  Bob Dylan – Vocals, Guitar, Piano
                  David Bromberg – guitar, Dobro, Bass
                  Al Kooper – Organ, Piano
                  Emanuel Green – Violin
                  Stu Woods – bass
                  Alvin Rogers – Drums
                  Hilda Harris, Albertine Robinson, Maeretha Stewart – Background Vocals

                  May 1, 1970
                  Sign On The Window – Take 2
                  Sign On The Window – Takes 3-5
                  If Not For You – Take 1
                  Time Passes Slowly – Rehearsal
                  If Not For You – Take 2
                  If Not For You – Take 3
                  Song To Woody – Take 1
                  Mama, You Been On My Mind – Take 1
                  Yesterday – Take 1

                  Disc 2

                  Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues – Take 1
                  Medley: I Met Him On A Sunday (Ronde-Ronde)/Da Doo Ron Ron – Take 1
                  One Too Many Mornings – Take 1
                  Ghost Riders In The Sky – Take 1
                  Cupid – Take 1
                  All I Have To Do Is Dream – Take 1
                  Gates Of Eden – Take 1
                  I Threw It All Away – Take 1
                  I Don’t Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Have Met) – Take 1
                  Matchbox – Take 1
                  Your True Love – Take 1
                  Telephone Wire – Take 1
                  Fishing Blues – Take 1
                  Honey, Just Allow Me One More Chance – Take 1
                  Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 – Take 1
                  It Ain’t Me Babe
                  If Not For You
                  Sign On The Window – Take 1
                  Sign On The Window – Take 2
                  Sign On The Window – Take 3

                  Bob Dylan – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Harmonica
                  George Harrison – Guitar, Vocals (Disc 1, Tracks 20 & 24 And Disc 2, Tracks 2-3, 6-7, 10-11, & 16)
                  Bob Johnston – piano (Disc 1, Tracks 24-25 And Disc 2, Tracks 1-3)
                  Charlie Daniels – bass
                  Russ Kunkel – drums

                  June 1, 1970
                  Alligator Man
                  Alligator Man [rock Version]
                  Alligator Man [country Version]
                  Sarah Jane 1
                  Sign On The Window
                  Sarah Jane 2

                  Disc 3

                  June 2, 1970
                  If Not For You – Take 1
                  If Not For You – Take 2

                  June 3, 1970
                  Jamaica Farewell
                  Can’t Help Falling In Love
                  Long Black Veil
                  One More Weekend

                  June 4, 1970
                  Bring Me Little Water, Sylvie – Take 1
                  Three Angels
                  Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Take 1
                  Tomorrow Is A Long Time – Take 2
                  New Morning
                  Untitled 1970 Instrumental #2

                  June 5, 1970
                  Went To See The Gypsy
                  Sign On The Window – Stereo Mix
                  Winterlude
                  I Forgot To Remember To Forget 1
                  I Forgot To Remember To Forget 2
                  Lily Of The West – Take 2
                  Father Of Night – Rehearsal
                  Lily Of The West 

                  Simon & Garfunkel

                  Bridge Over Troubled Water - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                    Bridge over Troubled Water is the fifth and final studio album by American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, an x11 trk album, released in January 1970 on Columbia Records. Following the duo's soundtrack for The Graduate, Art Garfunkel took an acting role in the film Catch-22, while Paul Simon worked on the songs, writing all tracks except Felice and Boudleaux Bryant's "Bye Bye Love" (previously a hit for the Everly Brothers). With the help of producer Roy Halee, the album followed a similar musical pattern as their Bookends LP, partly abandoning their traditional style to incorporate elements of rock, R&B, gospel, jazz, world music, pop and other genres. It was described as their "most effortless record and their most ambitious". 

                    Miles Davis

                    Kind Of Blue - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                    Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. It was recorded on March 2 and April 22, 1959, at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City, and released on August 17 of that year by Columbia Records. The album features Davis's ensemble sextet consisting of saxophonists John Coltrane and Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, pianist Bill Evans, bassist Paul Chambers, and drummer Jimmy Cobb, with new band pianist Wynton Kelly appearing on one track in place of Evans. Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. Its influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical genres, has led writers to also deem it one of the most influential albums ever recorded. 

                    TRACK LISTING

                    So What 
                    Freddie Freeloader 
                    Blue In Green 
                    Flamenco Sketches 
                    All Blues

                    Bob Dylan

                    Nashville Skyline - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                      Nashville Skyline is the ninth studio album by American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan, released on April 9, 1969, by Columbia Records as LP record, reel to reel tape & audio cassette. Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into country music. Along with the more basic lyrical themes, simple songwriting structures & charming domestic feel, it introduced audiences to a radically new singing voice from Dylan, who had temporarily quit smoking—a soft, affected country croon. 

                      Bob Dylan

                      John Wesley Harding - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                        John Wesley Harding (2010 mono version) is the eighth studio album by American singersongwriter Bob Dylan, released on December 27, 1967, by Columbia Records. Produced by Bob Johnston, the x12 song album marked Dylan's return to semi-acoustic instrumentation and folk-influenced songwriting after three albums of lyrically abstract, blues-indebted rock music. 

                        Simon & Garfunkel

                        Greatest Hits - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                          Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits is the first compilation album from Simon & Garfunkel, released on June 14, 1972, two years after the duo had split.. The x14 song album is a mix of original studio recordings and four previously unreleased live recordings. 

                          Miles Davis

                          In A Silent Way - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                            In a Silent Way is a studio album by American jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Miles Davis, released on July 30, 1969, on Columbia Records. Produced by Teo Macero, the album was recorded in one session date on February 18, 1969, at CBS 30th Street Studio in New York City. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis's recordings from the session to produce the album. Marking the beginning of his "electric" period, In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis's first fusion recording, following a stylistic shift toward the genre in his previous records and live performances. 

                            Orville Peck

                            Show Pony



                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side A

                              Summertime
                              No Glory In The West
                              Drive Me, Crazy

                              Side B

                              Kids
                              Legends Never Die
                              Fancy

                              Declan McKenna

                              Zeros

                                On Columbia Records - Eagerly anticipated sophomore release from 21 yr old singer-songwriter Declan McKenna.

                                The 10 song follow up to 2017's "What Do You Think About The Car?", includes the hit singles "Beautiful Faces", The Key To Life On Earth", "Daniel, You're Still A Child" & latest single "Be An Astronaut".

                                Fiona Apple

                                Fetch The Bolt Cutters

                                  Fetch the Bolt Cutters is a strange and exceptional record, even within the context of an uncommon career. It shakes, rattles and rolls with unorthodox percussion, and on the opening track – I Want You to Love Me – the singer hiccups in ecstasy, facing off against an arpeggiating piano as though competing to climax first.

                                  Although veteran engineer/producer Tchad Blake had some input, and Apple sought the assistance of her drummer’s father, sound engineer John Would, Fetch the Bolt Cutters marks the first time she has entirely overseen production on one of her albums. Knowing her own mind is a major theme. “I would beg to disagree, but begging disagrees with me,” she swaggers on Under the Table, a wickedly funny song about how she is a nightmare date at pompous dinner parties. (“Kick me under the table all you want.”)

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: Toeing the line skilfully between mellow jazz, soulful r&b and good old-fashioned indie, Fiona Apple has a sound all of her own. Spoken word sections segue seamlessly into more driven rhythmic material before calming right back down into almost ambient instrumentation. Brilliant, and bonkers.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  01. I Want You To Love Me
                                  02. Shameika
                                  03. Fetch The Bolt Cutters
                                  04. Under The Table
                                  05. Relay
                                  06. Rack Of His
                                  07. Newspaper
                                  08. Ladies
                                  09. Heavy Balloon
                                  10. Cosmonauts
                                  11. For Her
                                  12. Drumset
                                  13. On I Go

                                  Bob Dylan

                                  Rough And Rowdy Ways

                                    39th studio album by the legendary American singer-songwriter. It is Dylan's first album of original songs since his 2012 album 'Tempest'. The album has been preceded by the singles 'Murder Most Foul', 'I Contain Multitudes', and 'False Prophet'.

                                    Ray Lamontagne

                                    Monovision

                                      Grammy Award winning artist Ray LaMontagne is set to release his eagerly anticipated, eighth studio album 'MONOVISION' via Columbia Records.

                                      The 10 track album sees Ray not only writing and producing the album once again but also includes added duties of engineering as well as performing all the instruments for the tracks. 

                                      Manic Street Preachers

                                      Gold Against The Soul (2020 Remastered Edition)

                                        Manic Street Preachers announce the reissue of their 1993 album, ‘Gold Against The Soul’ on Columbia/Sony Music. A firm fan favourite, their second studio album will now be available as part of a beautiful, limited edition, 120-page hardbound A4 book, featuring incredible unseen images from the band’s long-time photographic collaborator Mitch Ikeda, annotated by Nicky Wire plus handwritten lyric sheets. The book also includes x2 CDs comprising the original album plus x11 previously unheard tracks across demos, b sides, remixes and a live recording of the Clash track ‘What’s My Name’, remastered by James Dean Bradfield. There will also be a 180g vinyl version of the remastered album with download codes to the extra tracks on CD1 and a digital version featuring all the tracks.

                                        'Gold Against The Soul' entered the Top 10 on release just over a year after their debut album 'Generation Terrorists' and saw the band shift musically to a classic rock sound.  Lead single 'From Despair To Where' was followed by 'La Tristesse Durera (Scream To A Sigh)', 'Roses In The Hospital' and 'Life Becoming A Landslide'.  Produced by Dave Eringa who had been working in various guises with the band and continues to do so to this day, the album was recorded over six weeks at Outside/Hookend Studios.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        CD1
                                        Sleepflower (remastered)
                                        From Despair to where (remastered)
                                        La tristesse durera (scream to a Sigh) [remastered]
                                        Yourself (remastered)
                                        Life Becoming A Landslide (remastered)
                                        Drug drug druggy (remastered)
                                        Roses In The Hospital (remastered)
                                        Nostalgic pushead (remastered)
                                        Symphony Of Tourette (remastered)
                                        Gold Against the soul (remastered)
                                        Donkeys (remastered)
                                        Comfort Comes (remastered)
                                        Are Mothers Saints (remastered)
                                        Patrick Bateman (remastered)
                                        Hibernation (remastered)
                                        Us Against You (remastered)
                                        Charles Windsor (remastered)
                                        Wrote for luck (remastered)
                                        What's My Name (live) [remastered]

                                        CD2
                                        Sleepflower (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        From Despair To Where (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        La tristesse durera (scream To A Sigh) (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Yourself (live in bangkok) [remastered]
                                        Life Becoming A Landslide (house in the Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Drug drug druggy (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Drug drug druggy (impact Demo) [remastered]
                                        Roses In The Hospital (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Roses In The Hospital (impact Demo) [remastered]
                                        Nostalgic pushead (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Symphony Of Tourette (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Gold Against The Soul (house In The Woods Demo) [remastered]
                                        Roses In The Hospital (og psychovocal remix) [remastered]
                                        Roses In The Hospital (51 Funk Salute) [remastered]
                                        La tristesse durera (scream To A Sigh) (chemical Brothers Vocal Remix)
                                        Roses In The Hospital (filet O Gang Remix) [remastered]
                                        Roses In The Hospital (ecg Remix) [remastered]



                                        VINYL TRACKLISTING
                                        Sleepflower(remastered)
                                        From Despair To Where (remastered)
                                        La Tristesse Durera (scream To A Sigh) (remastered)
                                        Yourself (remastered)
                                        Life Becoming A Landslide (remastered)
                                        Drug Drug Druggy (remastered)
                                        Roses In The Hospital (remastered)
                                        Nostalgic Pushead (remastered)
                                        Symphony Of Tourette (remastered)
                                        Gold Against The Soul (remastered)

                                        The Psychedelic Furs

                                        The Psychedelic Furs - 2018 Reissue

                                          The classic debut album.

                                          "Emerging from the incipient post-punk London scene with a healthy fascination for late-'70s Bowie (and in turn, for his own attraction to Krautrock), the then-sextet kicked up a slightly monochromatic but still attractive storm on their debut. Richard Butler's Thin-White-Duke-after-smoking vocal rasp has a surprising appeal, serving up a wry, slightly detached series of lyrics on life." All Music.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side B:
                                          1. India
                                          2. Sister Europe
                                          3. Imitation Of Christ
                                          4. Fall
                                          5. Pulse

                                          Side B:
                                          1. We Love You
                                          2. Wedding Song
                                          3. Blacks/Radio
                                          4. Flowers

                                          The Psychedelic Furs

                                          Talk Talk Talk - 2018 Reissue

                                            "This time working solely with Steve Lillywhite, the Furs introduce a brighter, poppier side to their underground rock edge, with smashing results throughout. The group produces some powerful songs, even more rough-edged than before. Especially striking is "Dumb Waiters," with its queasy, slow-paced arrangement that allows both Kilburn's sax and Ashton's guitar to go wild. However, the six still create some undeniable pop classics. Most well-known is the lead track, "Pretty in Pink," inspiration for the iconic John Hughes film years later and re-recorded as a result. The original is still where to go, though, with Butler's catchy description of a romantically unsure woman matched by a killer band performance. Similarly lighter numbers on the record call to mind a rockier version of Roxy Music's output in later years: elegant, romantic angst given a slightly rougher edge in both music and vocals. "She Is Mine" is especially fine as a gently swinging number with some of Butler's best, quietly ruminative lyrics. Straight-up anthems abound as well, the best being the amazing "Into You Like a Train," which mixes the blunt desire of the title with a sparkling Ashton guitar line and a fast rhythm punch. Talk Talk Talk ends on another high with "All of This and Nothing." A soft, acoustic guitar-sax-rhythm combination introduces the song, then fades away for the main section to begin; Butler details bits and pieces from a lost relationship over a sharp full-band performance, and a final drum smash leads into a reprise of the start -- a fine way to end a fine record." All Music.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            Side 1:
                                            1. Dumb Waiters - The Psychedelic Furs / James Brown
                                            2. Pretty In Pink
                                            3. I Wanna Sleep With You
                                            4. No Tears
                                            5. Mr. Jones

                                            Side 2:
                                            1. Into You Like A Train
                                            2. It Goes On
                                            3. So Run Down
                                            4. All Of This And Nothing
                                            5. She Is Mine

                                            Leonard Cohen

                                            Thanks For The Dance

                                              In a posthumous new album, Leonard Cohen has robbed death of the last word. 'Thanks for the Dance' is not a commemorative collection of B sides and outtakes, but an unexpected harvest of new songs, exciting and vital, a continuation of the master's final work.

                                              Seven months after his father passed, Adam Cohen retreated to a converted garage in his backyard down the street from Leonard's house, to work with his father again, to stay in the company of his voice. From their previous collaboration on 'You Want It Darker' there remained bare musical sketches, at times little more than vocals. Leonard had asked his son to bring these works to completion.

                                              "In composing and arranging the music for his words, we chose his most characteristic musical signatures, in this way keeping him with us" - Adam Cohen

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Andy says: Brand new songs, NOT odds'n'sods and leftovers; this record feature material L.Cohen was working on in the months before his death. Who better to bring them to fruition than his son, Adam.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Happens To The Heart
                                              2. Moving On
                                              3. The Night Of Santiago
                                              4. Thanks For The Dance
                                              5. It's Torn
                                              6. The Goal
                                              7. Puppets
                                              8. The Hills
                                              9. Listen To The Hummingbird

                                              The soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino’s heavily anticipated music-laden film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

                                              Personally curated by Tarantino himself, the soundtrack is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. The Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood soundtrack features over 20 standout tracks from artists such as Paul Revere & The Raiders, Deep Purple, and Neil Diamond, as well as vintage radio advertisements, creating a true time capsule of a golden era of filmmaking.

                                              Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood visits 1969 Los Angeles, where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) make their way around an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The ninth film from the writer-director features a large ensemble cast and multiple storylines in a tribute to the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age. Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino. Produced by David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino. Georgia Kacandes, YU Dong and Jeffrey Chan serve as executive producers. The film also stars Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate plus Al Pacino, Emile Hirsch, Timothy Olyphant, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Lena Dunham, and more.



                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: It's always a highlight seeing what soundtrack Tarantino has chosen for his films, and 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' continues the trend with a perfect selection. Evocative of Hollywood's golden era, and ram-packed with musical gems, this is a classic soundtrack to a brilliant film.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              1. Treat Her Right - Roy Head & The Traits
                                              2. Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man - The Bob Seger System
                                              Boss Radio Feat. Humble Harve:
                                              3. Hush - Deep Purple
                                              4. Mug Root Beer Advertisement
                                              5. Hector - The Village Callers
                                              6. Son Of A Lovin’ Man - Buchanan Brothers
                                              7. Paxton Quigley’s Had The Course (from The MGM Film Three In The Attic) - Chad & Jeremy
                                              8. Tanya Tanning Butter Advertisement
                                              9. Good Thing - Paul Revere & The Raiders
                                              10. Hungry - Paul Revere & The Raiders
                                              11. Choo Choo Train - The Box Tops
                                              12. Jenny Take A Ride - Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels
                                              13. Kentucky Woman - Deep Purple
                                              14. The Circle Game - Buffy Sainte-Marie
                                              Boss Radio Feat. The Real Don Steele:
                                              15. Mrs. Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
                                              16. Numero Uno Advertisement
                                              17. Bring A Little Lovin’ - Los Bravos
                                              18. Suddenly / Heaven Sent Advertisement
                                              19. Vagabond High School Reunion
                                              20. KHJ Los Angeles Weather Report
                                              21. The Illustrated Man Advertisement / Ready For Action
                                              22. Hey Little Girl - Dee Clark
                                              23. Summer Blonde Advertisement
                                              24. Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond
                                              25. Don’t Chase Me Around (from The MGM Film GAS-S-S-S) - Robert Corff
                                              26. Mr. Sun, Mr. Moon - Paul Revere & The Raiders (feat. Mark Lindsay)
                                              27. California Dreamin’ - Jose Feliciano
                                              28. Dinamite Jim (English Version) - I Cantori Moderni Di Alessandroni
                                              29. You Keep Me Hangin’ On (Quentin Tarantino Edit) - Vanilla Fudge
                                              30. Miss Lily Langtry (cue From The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Bean) - Maurice Jarre
                                              31. KHJ Batman Promotion

                                              Rex Orange County

                                              PONY

                                                The album was written, recorded, and performed almost entirely by Rex himself at Strongroom Studios in East London with frequent collaborator Ben Baptie co-producing, engineering and mixing the album.

                                                Pony includes "10/10", which Rolling Stone called "triumphant" and a "song you need to know" and Rex was described by Wonderland as "fast becoming a national treasure..."

                                                The album follows standout performances at a handful of major festivals this year, including UK's Glastonbury (where he first debuted "10/10"), Paris' We Love Green, Berlin's Lollapalooza, and Australia's Laneway Festival.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. 10/10
                                                2. Always
                                                3. Laser Lights
                                                4. Face To Face
                                                5. Stressed Out
                                                6. Never Had The Balls
                                                7. Pluto Projector
                                                8. Every Way
                                                9. It Gets Better
                                                10. It’s Not The Same Anymore

                                                Much Anticipated New Album, On Columbia Records, From U.S. Hip-Hop/Rap Superstar, Tyler The Creator. "Igor" Is A X12 Song Album Released On LP Vinyl. Tyler, The Creator Releases His New Album. IGOR Marks His First Full-length Release Since His 2017 Grammy-nominated Album Flower Boy. The Album Follows Tyler Sharing Multiple Teasers Over The Last Two Weeks, Which Featured Clips Of Album Tracks "IGOR'S THEME," "WHAT'S GOOD," "A BOY IS A GUN*" And Most Recently, "NEW MAGIC WAND." Not To Mention The Legendary ‘EARFQUAKE’!

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                Millie says: Tyler the Creator has gone it again! His latest album ‘IGOR’ is finally here and I couldn’t be happier. Featuring ‘EARFQUAKE’ which I’ve overplayed a lot and still can’t get enough of, if you’re not up to date on this then where have you been, this is a highlight of the year for me.

                                                The S.L.P.

                                                The S.L.P.

                                                  Eagerly anticipated debut album from Kasabian songwriter/guitarist Serge Pizzorno. An 11 song album, featuring collaborations with Little Simz & Slowthai. Features the recent single "Favourites", "Nobody Else" & the future masssive dance smash "Trance". Described as 'Kasabian, without the guitars', this is an eclectic mix of Indie/Dance, with big production & bigger beats! 

                                                  Here it is! This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 collaboration album "Pinata", between Mid-West rapper Freddie Gibbs and DJ & super-producer Madlib. It continues with more of Gibbs' unmatchable, poignant and downright filthy commentary on lifestyle choices of the rich, holding and criminal with his misogynistic humour not necessarily to everyone's taste but hilariously quick, observant and on point throughout much of the LP. Madlib's schitzo-frenetic beats switch up quicker than the 49's backline, full of crate-dug crackle and a historic presentation of blacksploitation in the 21st century.

                                                  Featured artists include:- Pusha T, Killer Mike, Anderson Paak, Yashin Bay & Black Thoughts.



                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Matt says: As fiesty, potty-mouthed and charismatic as ever, Freddie Kane returns with Madlib on the dials for another xxxplicit account of modern manhood, street politics and the continuing hip-hop soap opera.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Obrigado
                                                  Freestyle Shit
                                                  Half Manne Half Cocain
                                                  Frime Pays
                                                  Massage Seats 
                                                  Palmoive
                                                  Fake Names
                                                  Flat Tummy Tea
                                                  Situation
                                                  Giannis
                                                  Practice
                                                  Cataracts
                                                  Gat Damn
                                                  Education
                                                  Soul Right

                                                  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.

                                                    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.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Hitch Hikin’
                                                      2. The Wayfarer
                                                      3. Tucson Train
                                                      4. Western Stars
                                                      5. Sleepy Joe’s Café
                                                      6. Drive Fast (The Stuntman)
                                                      7. Chasin’ Wild Horses
                                                      8. Sundown
                                                      9. Somewhere North Of Nashville
                                                      10. Stones
                                                      11. There Goes My Miracle
                                                      12. Hello Sunshine
                                                      13. Moonlight Motel

                                                      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.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. "Hold You Now"
                                                      2. "Harmony Hall"
                                                      3. "Bambina" 
                                                      4. "This Life" 
                                                      5. "Big Blue" 1:48
                                                      6. "How Long?" 3:32
                                                      7. "Unbearably White" 4:40
                                                      8. "Rich Man" 2:29
                                                      9. "Married In A Gold Rush" (featuring Danielle Haim) 3:42
                                                      10. "My Mistake" 3:18
                                                      11. "Sympathy" 3:46
                                                      12. "Sunflower" (featuring Steve Lacy)  2:17
                                                      13. "Flower Moon" (featuring Steve Lacy) 3:57
                                                      14. "2021"  1:38
                                                      15. "We Belong Together" (featuring Danielle Haim) 3:10
                                                      16. "Stranger" 4:08
                                                      17. "Spring Snow" 2:41
                                                      18. "Jerusalem, New York, Berlin"

                                                      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.

                                                        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.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          Side A
                                                          1. Bring Da Ruckus
                                                          2. Shame On A Nigga
                                                          3. Clan In Da Front
                                                          4. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber
                                                          5. Can It Be All So Simple/Intermission
                                                          6. Protect Ya Neck

                                                          Side B
                                                          1. Da Mystery Of Chessboxin'
                                                          2. Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing Ta F' Wit
                                                          3. C.R.E.A.M.
                                                          4. Method Man
                                                          5. Tearz
                                                          6. Wu-Tang: 7th Chamber - Part II

                                                          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.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. To The Sea
                                                          2. Paper Man
                                                          3. Part Of The Light
                                                          4. It's Always Been You
                                                          5. Let's Make It Last
                                                          6. As Black As Blood Is Blue
                                                          7. Such A Simple Thing
                                                          8. No Answer Arrives
                                                          9. Goodbye Blue Sky

                                                          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!

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          A1. Bet Ain't Worth The Hand
                                                          A2. Bad Bad News
                                                          A3. Shy
                                                          A4. Beyond
                                                          A5. Forgive You
                                                          B1. Lions
                                                          B2. If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)
                                                          B3. You Don't Know
                                                          B4. Mrs
                                                          B5. Georgia To Texas

                                                          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".

                                                            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.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. "She Works Out Too Much" 4:38
                                                            2. "Little Dark Age" 4:59
                                                            3. "When You Die" 4:23
                                                            4. "Me And Michael" 4:49
                                                            5. "TSLAMP" 4:29
                                                            6. "James" 3:52
                                                            7. "Days That Got Away" 4:44
                                                            8. "One Thing Left To Try" 4:20
                                                            9. "When You're Small" 3:30
                                                            10. "Hand It Over" 4:14

                                                            Bob Dylan

                                                            Greatest Hits

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

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Rainy Day Women # 12 & 35
                                                              Blowin' In The Wind
                                                              The Times They Are A-Changin'
                                                              It Ain't Me Babe
                                                              Subterranean Homesick Blues
                                                              Mr Tambourine Man
                                                              Like A Rolling Stone
                                                              I Want You
                                                              Positively 4th Street
                                                              Just Like A Woman

                                                              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. 

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side One

                                                                1. "Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" 02-14 (evening) 4:15
                                                                2. "Lay Lady Lay" 02-13 3:14
                                                                3. "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" 02-13 3:27
                                                                4. "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" 01-30 New York City 3:51
                                                                5. "It Ain't Me, Babe" 02-14 (evening) 3:40
                                                                6. "Ballad Of A Thin Man" 02-14 (afternoon) 3:41

                                                                Side Two

                                                                7. "Up On Cripple Creek" (Robbie Robertson) 02-14 (evening) 5:25
                                                                8. "I Shall Be Released" 02-14 (afternoon) 3:50
                                                                9. "Endless Highway" (Robertson) 02-14 (evening) 5:10
                                                                10. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" (Robertson) 02-14 (evening) 4:24
                                                                11. "Stage Fright" (Robertson) 02-14 (evening) 4:45

                                                                Side Three

                                                                12. "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" 02-14 (evening) 4:36
                                                                13. "Just Like A Woman" 02-14 (evening) 5:06
                                                                14. "It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)" 02-14 (evening) 5:48
                                                                15. "The Shape I'm In" (Robertson) 02-14 (afternoon) 4:01
                                                                16. "When You Awake" (Richard Manuel, Robertson) 02-14 (evening) 3:13
                                                                17. "The Weight" (Robertson) 02-13 4:47

                                                                Side Four

                                                                18. "All Along The Watchtower" 02-14 (afternoon) 3:07
                                                                19. "Highway 61 Revisited" 02-14 (evening) 4:27
                                                                20. "Like A Rolling Stone" 02-13 7:09
                                                                21. "Blowin' In The Wind" 02-13 + 02-14 (afternoon) 4:30

                                                                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...

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Disc 1: Live
                                                                  1. Slow Train (Nov. 16, 1979)
                                                                  2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Nov. 15, 1979)
                                                                  3. I Believe In You (May 16, 1980)
                                                                  4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (July 9, 1981)
                                                                  5. When He Returns (Dec. 5, 1979)
                                                                  6. Man Gave Names To All The Animals (Jan. 16, 1980)
                                                                  7. Precious Angel (Nov. 16, 1979)
                                                                  8. Covenant Woman (Nov. 20, 1979)
                                                                  9. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (Jan. 31, 1980)
                                                                  10. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Jan. 28, 1980)
                                                                  11. Solid Rock (Nov. 27, 1979)
                                                                  12. What Can I Do For You? (Nov. 27, 1979)
                                                                  13. Saved (Jan. 12, 1980)
                                                                  14. In The Garden (Jan. 27, 1980)

                                                                  Disc 2: Live
                                                                  1. Slow Train (June 29, 1981)
                                                                  2. Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased Song – Apr. 24, 1980)
                                                                  3. Gotta Serve Somebody (July 15, 1981)
                                                                  4. Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased Song – Nov. 16, 1979)
                                                                  5. Saving Grace (Nov. 6, 1979)
                                                                  6. Blessed Is The Name (Unreleased Song – Nov. 20, 1979)
                                                                  7. Solid Rock (Oct. 23, 1981)
                                                                  8. Are You Ready? (Apr. 30, 1980)
                                                                  9. Pressing On (Nov. 6, 1979)
                                                                  10. Shot Of Love (July 25, 1981)
                                                                  11. Dead Man, Dead Man (June 21, 1981)
                                                                  12. Watered-Down Love (June 12, 1981)
                                                                  13. In The Summertime (Oct. 21, 1981)
                                                                  14. The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar (Nov. 13, 1980)
                                                                  15. Caribbean Wind (Nov. 12, 1980)
                                                                  16. Every Grain Of Sand (Nov. 21, 1981)

                                                                  Disc 3: Rare And Unreleased
                                                                  1. Slow Train (Soundcheck – Oct. 5, 1978)
                                                                  2. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (Soundcheck – Dec. 7, 1978)
                                                                  3. Help Me Understand (Unreleased Song – Oct. 5, 1978)
                                                                  4. Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)
                                                                  5. Gotta Serve Somebody (Outtake – May 4, 1979)
                                                                  6. When He Returns (Outtake – May 4, 1979)
                                                                  7. Ain’t No Man Righteous, No Not One (Unreleased Song – May 1, 1979)
                                                                  8. Trouble In Mind (Outtake – April 30, 1979)
                                                                  9. Ye Shall Be Changed (Outtake – May 2, 1979)
                                                                  10. Covenant Woman (Outtake –February 11, 1980)
                                                                  11. Stand By Faith (Unreleased Song – Sept. 26, 1979)
                                                                  12. I Will Love Him (Unreleased Song – Apr. 19, 1980)
                                                                  13. Jesus Is The One (Unreleased Song – Jul. 17, 1981)
                                                                  14. City Of Gold (Unreleased Song – Nov. 22, 1980)
                                                                  15. Thief On The Cross (Unreleased Song – Nov. 10, 1981)
                                                                  16. Pressing On (Outtake – Feb. 13, 1980)

                                                                  Disc 4: Rare And Unreleased
                                                                  1. Slow Train (Rehearsal – Oct. 2, 1979)
                                                                  2. Gotta Serve Somebody (Rehearsal – Oct. 9, 1979)
                                                                  3. Making A Liar Out Of Me (Unreleased Song – Sept. 26, 1980)
                                                                  4. Yonder Comes Sin (Unreleased Song – Oct. 1, 1980)
                                                                  5. Radio Spot January 1980, Portland, OR Show
                                                                  6. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased Song – May 1, 1980)
                                                                  7. Rise Again (Unreleased Song – Oct. 16, 1980)
                                                                  8. Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased Song – Dec. 2, 1980)
                                                                  9. The Groom’s Still Waiting At The Altar (Outtake – May 1, 1981)
                                                                  10. Caribbean Wind (Rehearsal – Sept. 23, 1980)
                                                                  11. You Changed My Life (Outtake – April 23, 1981)
                                                                  12. Shot Of Love (Outtake – March 25, 1981)
                                                                  13. Watered-Down Love (Outtake – May 15, 1981)
                                                                  14. Dead Man, Dead Man (Outtake – April 24, 1981)
                                                                  15. Every Grain Of Sand (Rehearsal – Sept. 26, 1980)

                                                                  Disc 5 – Live In Toronto 1980
                                                                  1. Gotta Serve Somebody (April 18, 1980)
                                                                  2. I Believe In You (April 18, 1980)
                                                                  3. Covenant Woman (April 19, 1980)
                                                                  4. When You Gonna Wake Up? (April 18, 1980)
                                                                  5. When He Returns (April 20, 1980)
                                                                  6. Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Unreleased Song – April 18, 1980)
                                                                  7. Cover Down, Pray Through (Unreleased Song – April 19, 1980)
                                                                  8. Man Gave Names To All The Animals (April 19, 1980)
                                                                  9. Precious Angel (April 19, 1980)

                                                                  Disc 6 – Live In Toronto 1980
                                                                  1. Slow Train (April 18, 1980)
                                                                  2. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others) (April 20, 1980)
                                                                  3. Solid Rock (April 20, 1980)
                                                                  4. Saving Grace (April 18, 1980)
                                                                  5. What Can I Do For You? (April 19, 1980)
                                                                  6. In The Garden (April 20, 1980)
                                                                  7. Band Introductions (April 19, 1980)
                                                                  8. Are You Ready? (April 19, 1980)
                                                                  9. Pressing On (April 18, 1980)

                                                                  Disc 7 – Live In Earl’s Court, London – June 27, 1981
                                                                  1. Gotta Serve Somebody
                                                                  2. I Believe In You
                                                                  3. Like A Rolling Stone
                                                                  4. Man Gave Names To All The Animals
                                                                  5. Maggie’s Farm
                                                                  6. I Don’t Believe You
                                                                  7. Dead Man, Dead Man
                                                                  8. Girl From The North Country
                                                                  9. Ballad Of A Thin Man

                                                                  Disc 8 – Live In Earl’s Court – London – June 27, 1981
                                                                  1. Slow Train
                                                                  2. Let’s Begin
                                                                  3. Lenny Bruce
                                                                  4. Mr. Tambourine Man
                                                                  5. Solid Rock
                                                                  6. Just Like A Woman
                                                                  7. Watered-Down Love
                                                                  8. Forever Young
                                                                  9. When You Gonna Wake Up
                                                                  10. In The Garden
                                                                  11. Band Introductions
                                                                  12. Blowin’ In The Wind
                                                                  13. It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue
                                                                  14. Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

                                                                  Disc 9: Bonus DVD
                                                                  Trouble No More – A Musical Film

                                                                  DVD EXTRAS:
                                                                  Shot Of Love
                                                                  Cover Down, Pray Through
                                                                  Jesus Met The Woman At The Well (Alternate Version)
                                                                  Ain’t Gonna Go To Hell For Anybody (Complete Version)
                                                                  Precious Angel (Complete Version)
                                                                  Slow Train (Complete Version)

                                                                  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.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    Side One

                                                                    1. "If Not For You" 2:39
                                                                    2. "Day Of The Locusts" 3:57
                                                                    3. "Time Passes Slowly" 2:33
                                                                    4. "Went To See The Gypsy" 2:49
                                                                    5. "Winterlude" 2:21
                                                                    6. "If Dogs Run Free" 3:37

                                                                    Side Two

                                                                    1. "New Morning" 3:56
                                                                    2. "Sign On The Window" 3:39
                                                                    3. "One More Weekend" 3:09
                                                                    4. "The Man In Me" 3:07
                                                                    5. "Three Angels" 2:07
                                                                    6. "Father Of Night" 1:27

                                                                    Kasabian

                                                                    For Crying Out Loud



                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. Ill Ray (The King)
                                                                      2. You're In Love With A Psycho
                                                                      3. Twentyfourseven
                                                                      4. Good Fight
                                                                      5. Wasted
                                                                      6. Comeback Kid
                                                                      7. The Party Never Ends
                                                                      8. Are You Looking For Action?
                                                                      9. All Through The Night
                                                                      10. Sixteen Blocks
                                                                      11. Bless This Acid House
                                                                      12. Put Your Life On It

                                                                      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.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1. "Lazarus" 6:24
                                                                      2. "No Plan" 3:40
                                                                      3. "Killing A Little Time" 3:46
                                                                      4. "When I Met You" 4:09

                                                                      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. 

                                                                        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.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1 You Want It Darker
                                                                        2 Treaty
                                                                        3 On The Level
                                                                        4 Leaving The Table
                                                                        5 If I Didn't Have Your Love
                                                                        6 Traveling Light
                                                                        7 It Seemed The Better Way
                                                                        8 Steer Your Way
                                                                        9 String Reprise / Treaty

                                                                        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.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Rise
                                                                        2. Weary
                                                                        3. Interlude: The Glory Is In You
                                                                        4. Cranes In The Sky
                                                                        5. Interlude: Dad Was Mad
                                                                        6. Mad - Solange Feat. Lil Wayne
                                                                        7. Don't You Wait
                                                                        8. Interlude: Tina Taught Me
                                                                        9. Don't Touch My Hair - Solange Feat. Sampha
                                                                        10. Interlude: This Moment
                                                                        11. Where Do We Go
                                                                        12. Interlude: For Us By Us
                                                                        13. F.U.B.U. - Solange Feat. The Dream And BJ The Chicago Kid
                                                                        14. Borderline (An Ode To Self Care) - Solange Feat. Q-Tip / Solange
                                                                        15. Interlude: I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It - Solange Feat. Kelly Rowland And Nia Andrews
                                                                        16. Junie
                                                                        17. Interlude: No Limits
                                                                        18. Don't Wish Me Well
                                                                        19. Interlude: Pedestals
                                                                        20. Scales - Solange Feat. Kelela
                                                                        21. Closing: The Chosen Ones

                                                                        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.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1 Waste A Moment
                                                                        2 Reverend
                                                                        3 Around The World
                                                                        4 Find Me
                                                                        5 Over
                                                                        6 Muchacho
                                                                        7 Conversation Piece
                                                                        8 Eyes On You
                                                                        9 Wild
                                                                        10 Walls

                                                                        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.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1. World In My Eyes
                                                                          A2. Sweetest Perfection
                                                                          A3. Personal Jesus
                                                                          A4. Halo
                                                                          A5. Waiting For The Night
                                                                          B1. Enjoy The Silence
                                                                          B2. Policy Of Truth
                                                                          B3. Blue Dress
                                                                          B4. Clean

                                                                          Prefab Sprout

                                                                          Steve McQueen

                                                                            Alternative pop rock band Prefab Sprout formed in 1978 in Newcastle and rose to fame during the 1980s. Frontman Paddy McAloon is regularly hailed as one of the great songwriters of his generation. 'Steve McQueen' is their second album and was originally released in 1985. Smart, sophisticated and timelessly stylish, 'Steve McQueen' is somewhat of a classic, a shimmering indie / jazz-pop masterpiece sparked by Paddy McAloon's witty and inventive songwriting. One for fans of the Smiths, Everything But The Girl etc.

                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            David says: Of all the albums in my list, this is the most evocative. I can almost smell the rising damp.

                                                                            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..

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1 Suzanne
                                                                              2 Master Song
                                                                              3 Winter Lady
                                                                              4 The Stranger Song
                                                                              5 Sisters Of Mercy
                                                                              6 So Long, Marianne
                                                                              7 Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
                                                                              8 Stories Of The Street
                                                                              9 Teachers
                                                                              10 One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong

                                                                              Leonard Cohen

                                                                              Songs From A Room - 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. 

                                                                                Cohen's sophomore effort "Songs From A Room" (recorded with producer Bob Johnston, renowned for his work with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, the Byrds and Simon and Garfunkel) was a worthy follow-up, boasting such enduring compositions as "Bird On The Wire", "Story Of Isaac" and "A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros".

                                                                                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.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Just Like A Woman (Bob Dylan Cover)
                                                                                2. Everyday People (Sly & The Family Stone Cover)
                                                                                3. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Cryin’ (1st Recorded By Louis Jordan)
                                                                                4. Grace (original Studio Version)
                                                                                5. Calling You (Jevetta Steele Cover)
                                                                                6. Dream Of You And I (original)
                                                                                7. The Boy With The Thorn In His Side (The Smiths Cover)
                                                                                8. Poor Boy Long Way From Home (Bukka White Cover)
                                                                                9. Night Flight (Led Zeppelin Cover)
                                                                                10. I Know It’s Over (The Smiths Cover)

                                                                                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.

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  1. Look Up
                                                                                  2. Polymorphing
                                                                                  3. Romeo
                                                                                  4. Ch-Ching
                                                                                  5. Crying In Public
                                                                                  6. Ottawa To Osaka
                                                                                  7. Moth To The Flame
                                                                                  8. Show U Off
                                                                                  9. Unfinished Business
                                                                                  10. No Such Thing As Illusion

                                                                                  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.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    Disc: 1
                                                                                    1. Love Minus Zero / No Limit
                                                                                    2. I'll Keep It With Mine
                                                                                    3. Bob Dylan's 115th Dream
                                                                                    4. She Belongs To Me
                                                                                    5. Subterranean Homesick Blues
                                                                                    6. Outlaw Blues
                                                                                    7. On The Road Again
                                                                                    8. Farewell, Angelina
                                                                                    9. If You Gotta Go, Go Now
                                                                                    10. You Don't Have To Do That
                                                                                    11. California
                                                                                    12. Mr. Tambourine Man
                                                                                    13. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry
                                                                                    14. Like A Rolling Stone
                                                                                    15. Like A Rolling Stone
                                                                                    16. Sitting On A Barbed Wire Fence
                                                                                    17. Medicine Sunday
                                                                                    18. Desolation Row
                                                                                    19. Desolation Row
                                                                                    Disc: 2
                                                                                    1. Tombstone Blues
                                                                                    2. Positively 4th Street
                                                                                    3. Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window
                                                                                    4. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
                                                                                    5. Highway 61 Revisited
                                                                                    6. Queen Jane Approximately
                                                                                    7. Visions Of Johanna
                                                                                    8. She's Your Lover Now
                                                                                    9. Lunatic Princess
                                                                                    10. Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat
                                                                                    11. One Of Us Must Know (Sooner Or Later)
                                                                                    12. Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
                                                                                    13. Absolutely Sweet Marie
                                                                                    14. Just Like A Woman
                                                                                    15. Pledging My Time
                                                                                    16. I Want You
                                                                                    17. Highway 61 Revisited

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    01. Coming Home
                                                                                    02. Better Man
                                                                                    03. Brown Skin Girl
                                                                                    04. Smooth Sailin
                                                                                    05. Shine
                                                                                    06. Lisa Sawyer
                                                                                    07. Flowers
                                                                                    08. Pull Away
                                                                                    09. Twistin' & Groovin
                                                                                    10. River"

                                                                                    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".

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    1. Red Intro
                                                                                    2. How Many Mics
                                                                                    3. Ready Or Not
                                                                                    4. Zealots
                                                                                    5. The Beast
                                                                                    6. Fu-Gee-La
                                                                                    7. Family Business
                                                                                    8. Killing Me Softly
                                                                                    9. The Score
                                                                                    10. The Mask
                                                                                    11. Cowboys
                                                                                    12. No Woman, No Cry
                                                                                    13. Manifesto/Outro
                                                                                    14. Fu-Gee-La (Refugee Camp Remix)
                                                                                    15. Fu-Gee-La (Sly & Robbie Mix)
                                                                                    16. Mista Mista

                                                                                    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

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                                                                                        Newly Remastered From Original Analogue Masters.


                                                                                        Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                        The River

                                                                                          Who could have predicted that after the dense, brooding, doomy rock of 1978's Darkness On The Edge of Town, The Boss would return two years later with his first US Top 10 hit (Hungry Heart) and a double album so fresh and varied that it paved a clear way forward for a man who  5 years later would be one of the biggest rock stars in the world. This was his poppiest record so far, but in no way corny or cheap: these were hugely uplifting songs, good-time, sunroof-down rock'n'roll with smart stories to tell. But on the other side of the coin were some enormo, tear-jerking classic slowies; simply amazing tracks like Independance Day, Point Blank, Drive All Night, The Price You Pay and ofcourse, the title track itself which has become a world classic. There is an embarrasment of riches on show on this record. No home should be without a copy!



                                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                          Andy says: My favourite Bruce album because it has the biggest, best ballads and his most freed-up, joyous pop songs combined. This is newly remastered from the original analogue tape.

                                                                                          Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                          Born In The U.S.A.

                                                                                            "Bruce Springsteen had become increasingly downcast as a songwriter during his recording career, and his pessimism bottomed out with Nebraska. But Born in the U.S.A., his popular triumph, which threw off seven Top Ten hits and became one of the best-selling albums of all time, trafficked in much the same struggle, albeit set to galloping rhythms and set off by chiming guitars. That the witless wonders of the Reagan regime attempted to co-opt the title track as an election-year campaign song wasn't so surprising: the verses described the disenfranchisement of a lower-class Vietnam vet, and the chorus was intended to be angry, but it came off as anthemic. Then, too, Springsteen had softened his message with nostalgia and sentimentality, and those are always crowd-pleasers. "Glory Days" may have employed Springsteen's trademark disaffection, yet it came across as a couch potato's drunken lament. But more than anything else, Born in the U.S.A. marked the first time that Springsteen's characters really seemed to relish the fight and to have something to fight for. They were not defeated ("No Surrender"), and they had friendship ("Bobby Jean") and family ("My Hometown") to defend. The restless hero of "Dancing in the Dark" even pledged himself in the face of futility, and for Springsteen, that was a step. The "romantic young boys" of his first two albums, chastened by "the working life" encountered on his third, fourth, and fifth albums and having faced the despair of his sixth, were still alive on this, his seventh, with their sense of humor and their determination intact. Born in the U.S.A. was their apotheosis, the place where they renewed their commitment and where Springsteen remembered that he was a rock & roll star, which is how a vastly increased public was happy to treat him." - All Music.

                                                                                            Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                            Nebraska

                                                                                              "There is an adage in the record business that a recording artist's demos of new songs often come off better than the more polished versions later worked up in a studio. But Bruce Springsteen was the first person to act on that theory, when he opted to release the demo versions of his latest songs, recorded with only acoustic or electric guitar, harmonica, and vocals, as his sixth album, Nebraska. It was really the content that dictated the approach, however. Nebraska's ten songs marked a departure for Springsteen, even as they took him farther down a road he'd already been traveling. Gradually, his songs became darker and more pessimistic, and those on Nebraska marked a new low. They also found him branching out into better developed stories. The title track was a first-person account of the killing spree of mass murderer Charlie Starkweather. (It can't have been coincidental that the same story was told in director Terrence Malick's 1973 film Badlands, also used as a Springsteen song title.) That song set the tone for a series of portraits of small-time criminals, desperate people, and those who loved them. Just as the recordings were unpolished, the songs themselves didn't seem quite finished; sometimes the same line turned up in two songs. But that only served to unify the album. Within the difficult times, however, there was hope, especially as the album went on. "Open All Night" was a Chuck Berry-style rocker, and the album closed with "Reason to Believe," a song whose hard-luck verses were belied by the chorus -- even if the singer couldn't understand what it was, "people find some reason to believe." Still, Nebraska was one of the most challenging albums ever released by a major star on a major record label." - All Music.

                                                                                              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.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              I'm A Fool To Want You
                                                                                              The Night We Called It A Day
                                                                                              Stay With Me
                                                                                              Autumn Leaves
                                                                                              Why Try To Change Me Now
                                                                                              Some Enchanted Evening
                                                                                              Full Moon And Empty Arms
                                                                                              Where Are You
                                                                                              What'll I Do
                                                                                              That Lucky Old Sun

                                                                                              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.”

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. My Silver Lining 
                                                                                              2. Master Pretender  
                                                                                              3. Stay Gold
                                                                                              4. Cedar Lane  
                                                                                              5. Shattered & Hollow  
                                                                                              6. The Bell  
                                                                                              7. Waitress Song  
                                                                                              8. Fleeting One  
                                                                                              9. Heaven Knows  
                                                                                              10. A Long Time Ago

                                                                                              George Ezra

                                                                                              Cassy O

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                                                                                                "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".

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. High Hopes 4:57
                                                                                                2. Harry's Place 4:04
                                                                                                3. American Skin (41 Shots) 7:23
                                                                                                4. Just Like Fire Would 3:56
                                                                                                5. Down In The Hole 4:59
                                                                                                6. Heaven's Wall 3:50
                                                                                                7. Frankie Fell In Love 2:48
                                                                                                8. This Is Your Sword 2:52
                                                                                                9. Hunter Of Invisible Game 4:42
                                                                                                10. The Ghost Of Tom Joad 7:33
                                                                                                11. The Wall 4:20
                                                                                                12. Dream Baby Dream 5:00

                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Disc 1:
                                                                                                  1. London Calling
                                                                                                  2. Brand New Cadillac
                                                                                                  3. Jimmy Jazz
                                                                                                  4. Hateful
                                                                                                  5. Rudie Can't Fail
                                                                                                  6. Spanish Bombs
                                                                                                  7. The Right Profile
                                                                                                  8. Lost In The Supermarket
                                                                                                  9. Clampdown
                                                                                                  10. The Guns Of Brixton

                                                                                                  Disc 2:

                                                                                                  1. Wrong 'Em Boyo
                                                                                                  2. Death Or Glory
                                                                                                  3. Koka Kola
                                                                                                  4. The Card Cheat
                                                                                                  5. Lover's Rock
                                                                                                  6. Four Horsemen
                                                                                                  7. I'm Not Down
                                                                                                  8. Revolution Rock
                                                                                                  9. Train In Vain

                                                                                                  The Clash

                                                                                                  Give 'Em Enough Rope - Vinyl Edition

                                                                                                    "For their second album, the Clash worked with the American hard rock producer Sandy Pearlman, best-known for his work with Blue Öyster Cult and the Dictators. The teaming was quite controversial within the punk community, and the sound of Give 'Em Enough Rope is considerably cleaner, yet the more direct sound hardly tamed the Clash. While the record doesn't burn with the same intense, amateurish energy of The Clash, it does have a big, forceful sound that is nearly as powerful. What keeps Give 'Em Enough Rope from being a classic is its slightly inconsistent material. Many of the songs are outright classics, particularly the first half of the record ("Safe European Home," "English Civil War," "Tommy Gun," "Julie's Been Working for the Drug Squad") and "Stay Free," but the group loses some momentum toward the end of the record. Even with such flaws, Give 'Em Enough Rope ranks as one of the strongest albums of the punk era. " - Allmusic.

                                                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                    Andy says: Initially perceived as a disappointment, simply because The Clash's debut was so inspiring. With hindsight, this is a really good Rock record, and therein lies people's disgruntlement: less Punk, more Rock, but this is a band that always pushed forwards.

                                                                                                    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".

                                                                                                    Daft Punk

                                                                                                    Random Access Memories

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Give Life Back To Music
                                                                                                      2. The Game Of Love
                                                                                                      3. Giorgio By Moroder
                                                                                                      4. Within
                                                                                                      5. Instant Crush
                                                                                                      6. Lose Yourself To Dance (Feat. Pharrell Williams)
                                                                                                      7. Touch
                                                                                                      8. Get Lucky (Feat. Pharrell Williams And Nile Rodgers)
                                                                                                      9. Beyond
                                                                                                      10. Motherboard
                                                                                                      11. Fragments Of Time
                                                                                                      12. Doin' It Right
                                                                                                      13. Contact

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      A1. Stand!
                                                                                                      A2. Don't Call Me Nigger, Whitey
                                                                                                      A3. I Want To Take You Higher
                                                                                                      A4. Somebody's Watching You
                                                                                                      A5. Sing A Simple Song

                                                                                                      B1. Everyday People
                                                                                                      B2. Sex Machine
                                                                                                      B3. You Can Make It If You Try

                                                                                                      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.”

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Silence
                                                                                                      2. Hit Me Down Sonny
                                                                                                      3. Hang It Up
                                                                                                      4. Give It Back
                                                                                                      5. Guggenheim
                                                                                                      6. Soul Killing
                                                                                                      7. One By One
                                                                                                      8. Day To Day
                                                                                                      9. Help
                                                                                                      10. In Your Life

                                                                                                      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.”

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      1. Silence
                                                                                                      2. Hit Me Down Sonny
                                                                                                      3. Hang It Up
                                                                                                      4. Give It Back
                                                                                                      5. Guggenheim
                                                                                                      6. Soul Killing
                                                                                                      7. One By One
                                                                                                      8. Day To Day
                                                                                                      9. Help
                                                                                                      10. In Your Life
                                                                                                      11. Silence (Bag Raiders Remix)
                                                                                                      12. Hang It Up (Inertia Remix)
                                                                                                      13. Give It Back (Demo)
                                                                                                      14. Hang It Up (Abacus & Vargas Predator Remix)
                                                                                                      15. Hands
                                                                                                      16. Guggenheim
                                                                                                      17. Hang It Up
                                                                                                      18. Aint Got Shit
                                                                                                      19. Hang It Up

                                                                                                      "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?

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      CD 1:
                                                                                                      1. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Upside Down
                                                                                                      2. Oasis - Rock N Roll Star
                                                                                                      3. Primal Scream - Loaded
                                                                                                      4. Ride - Leave Them All Behind
                                                                                                      5. The House Of Love - Shine On
                                                                                                      6. BMX Bandits - Serious Drugs
                                                                                                      7. Teenage Fanclub - The Concept
                                                                                                      8. The Telescopes - Perfect Needle
                                                                                                      9. Biff Bang Pow - There Must Be A Better Life
                                                                                                      10. Slowdive - Souvlaki Space Station
                                                                                                      11. Slaughter Joe - I’ll Follow You Down
                                                                                                      12. The Jasmine Minks - Think
                                                                                                      13. The Boo Radleys - Lazarus
                                                                                                      14. Revolving Paint Dream - In The Afternoon
                                                                                                      15. Sugar - If I Can’t Change Your Mind
                                                                                                      16. Swervedriver - Son Of Mustang Ford
                                                                                                      17. Super Furry Animals - Something 4 The Weekend

                                                                                                      CD 2:
                                                                                                      1. Oasis - Wonderwall
                                                                                                      2. Ride - Taste
                                                                                                      3. Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes
                                                                                                      4. Swervedriver - Duel
                                                                                                      5. Teenage Fanclub - Mellow Doubt
                                                                                                      6. Biff Bang Bow - It Makes You Scared
                                                                                                      7. Slowdive - Alison
                                                                                                      8. Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers In The Sky
                                                                                                      9. The House Of Love - Destroy The Heart
                                                                                                      10. BMX Bandits - I Wanna Fall In Love
                                                                                                      11. Slaughter Joe - So Out Of Touch
                                                                                                      12. The Jazz Butcher - Girl Go
                                                                                                      13. The Creation - Creation
                                                                                                      14. The Telescopes - Perfect Needle
                                                                                                      15. Primal Scream - Imperial
                                                                                                      16. The Boo Radleys - Wake Up Boo!
                                                                                                      17. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Some Candy Talking

                                                                                                      The Vaccines

                                                                                                      Live From London (RSD 2011 Edition)

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                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                          Leonard Cohen

                                                                                                          New Skin For The Old Ceremony

                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                            1974's "New Skin For The Old Ceremony" saw Cohen taking a turn away from the spare sound of his earlier releases, with such numbers as "Chelsea Hotel #2", "There Is A War" and "A Singer Must Die" featuring expanded instrumental arrangements and some of the most expressive vocal performances of Cohen's career.

                                                                                                            Bob Dylan

                                                                                                            The Times They Are A Changin

                                                                                                              The important thing about this LP is that it was Dylan's first record to feature solely his own compositions. It was his third album and came out in 1964. It dealt mainly with issues of social protest, and this was how he came to be defined in that early era. It all started to gel on this release. He was the kid that put poetry into rock'n'roll.

                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              1 The Times They Are A-Changin'
                                                                                                              2 The Ballad Of Hollis Brown
                                                                                                              3 With God On Our Side
                                                                                                              4 One Too Many Mornings
                                                                                                              5 North Country Blues
                                                                                                              6 Only A Pawn In Their Game
                                                                                                              7 Boots Of Spanish Leather
                                                                                                              8 When The Ship Comes In
                                                                                                              9 The Lonesome Death Of Hattie Carroll
                                                                                                              10 Restless Farewell

                                                                                                              Bob Dylan

                                                                                                              Another Side Of Bob Dylan - Vinyl Reissue

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                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.

                                                                                                                  Fear Of Music

                                                                                                                  Actor / Actress

                                                                                                                    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.

                                                                                                                    Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                    Dylan

                                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                                      Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                      Nashville Skyline

                                                                                                                        For a Bob Dylan album, and one that many consider to be his best, "Nashville Skyline" doesn't mess around with ambiguity. It's a country album, plain and simple, with Dylan abandoning his fabled talk-sing voice and evangelical message for a soothing, down-home country croon. The new style was a perfect fit for some of Dylan's strongest material ever, including "Lay Lady Lay," "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" and "I Threw It All Away". There's also a superb duet with Johnny Cash on "Girl From The North Country" that, along with the Byrds' earlier "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo" LP, officially breaks the champagne bottle over a brand new musical genre: country-rock.

                                                                                                                        GoodBooks

                                                                                                                        Control

                                                                                                                          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.

                                                                                                                          Leonard Cohen

                                                                                                                          Songs Of Leonard Cohen

                                                                                                                            'A breathtaking and perfect debut, "Songs of Leonard Cohen" marked the emergence of one of the most enduring, unique, and brilliant voices in popular music. Led off by the gorgeous "Suzanne," previously a hit for both Judy Collins and Noel Harrison, the album is an exposed nerve, a Fellini-esque parade of losers, victims, and fallen angels. Brittle and unforgiving, tracks like "So Long, Marianne," "Winter Lady," and "Sisters of Mercy" are unflinchingly honest and desolate; the subdued beauty of the songs' spartan backdrop only adds to their force — Cohen takes acoustic folk, for so long a musical expression of empowerment and hope, and bleeds it dry of all its redemptive qualities. A masterpiece of perversity and pain.'

                                                                                                                            Patti Smith

                                                                                                                            Twelve

                                                                                                                              Her first collection of new studio recordings since 2004, sees Patti covering 12 famous rock songs by amongst others Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, The Doors, Nirvana, The Beatles, Jefferson Airplane, The Rolling Stones, Allman Bros and Paul Simon.

                                                                                                                              Mumm-ra

                                                                                                                              What Would Steve Do?

                                                                                                                                Mumm-ra's long deleted debut finally gets a re-release. A charming pop song that weaves together the lush beauty of The Beach Boys with the pastoral quirks of The Kinks and the outer limits reached by the Beta Band and Sigur Ros.

                                                                                                                                Vega 4

                                                                                                                                Traffic Jam

                                                                                                                                  Another soaring melodic pop song from Vega 4, for fans of Coldplay, Snowpatrol, Keane etc.

                                                                                                                                  Hope Of The States

                                                                                                                                  Sing It Out

                                                                                                                                    Taken from the forthcoming album "Left".

                                                                                                                                    Johnny Cash

                                                                                                                                    At Folsom Prison / At San Quentin

                                                                                                                                      Johnny Cash's two legendary prison concerts packaged together. If you don't already own these two album, you need this!

                                                                                                                                      Jeff Buckley

                                                                                                                                      Grace

                                                                                                                                        Originally released in 1994, Jeff Buckley's solo debut "Grace" is now considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 90s. "Grace" displays a dazzling array of influences from an artist still developing his craft.

                                                                                                                                        The Mooney Suzuki

                                                                                                                                        Alive And Amplified

                                                                                                                                          Having spent years perfecting their live shows through relentless touring, The Mooney Suzuki have proven themselves one of the most exciting bands around today. This studio album captures that live excitement and is the spirit of the MC5 distilled with 00s attitude, and it rocks!!!!!

                                                                                                                                          Leda Annest

                                                                                                                                          Portrait Of Leda

                                                                                                                                            Rare exotica album from 1958 on Columbia's 'Adventures In Sound' label by this monster abstract vocalist Leda Annest! Backed by orchestral and kitsch tiki music composed by Phil Moore, Annest uses her voice as an instrument in a strange and somewhat scary way. If you like Diamanda Galas or Yma Sumak, check this out!

                                                                                                                                            Uncle Tupelo

                                                                                                                                            No Depression

                                                                                                                                              At long last a superb reissue from this massively influential band that featured Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heirdon.

                                                                                                                                              Uncle Tupelo

                                                                                                                                              March 16-20, 1992

                                                                                                                                                At long last a superb reissue from this massively influential band that featured Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heirdon.

                                                                                                                                                The Clash

                                                                                                                                                The Essential

                                                                                                                                                  This "Essential" collection was being put together before Joe Strummer's death, so it shouldn't be seen as cash-in on the great man's passing away. Instead look at this as being one of the most essential statements by not only one of the leading lights of the punk movement but also one of the greatest bands ever!!!

                                                                                                                                                  System Of A Down

                                                                                                                                                  Steal This Album!

                                                                                                                                                    "Steal This Album!" is SOAD's compilation of rarities, B-sides and out-takes. They're issuing it as System guitarist Daron Malakian says because of poor copies passing around over the internet. The difference in these new versions is crystal clear and the album stands up in its own right.


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