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Arcade Fire


    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.


    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.


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

    Foo Fighters

    Making A Fire / Chasing Birds (RSD22 EDITION)


      A special 7" single just for RSD, featuring two Foo Fighters tracks "Re-Versioned" by some of their musical friends. Making A Fire Re-Version includes contributions from members of the Dap-Kings, the Budos Band, Antibalas, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and more. Chasing Birds Re-Version includes contributions from Ben Jaffe, Charlie Gabriel, Clint Maedgen, Walter Harris, Branden Lewis, Ronnell Johnson and more. Making A Fire (Mark Ronson Re-Version) b/w Chasing Birds (Preservation Hall Jazz Band Re-Version).

      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.


        A Seat At The Table - National Album Day 2021 Edition

        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.

        This limited-edition NAD release is pressed on solid white coloured vinyl.


        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


        Through The Mists Of Time /Witches Spell (RSD21 EDITION)



          AC/DC releases an exclusive, limited collector's edition two-track picture disc for Record Store Day 2021. The 12" vinyl includes Through The Mists of Time and Witch's Spell from the global #1 album POWER UP. The picture disc is housed in a PVC plastic jacket with an OBI strip at the top.

          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” 


          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

          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
            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. 


                  Moonflower - 2021 Coloured Vinyl Edition

                    Moonflower is a double album released in 1977 by Santana. The recording features both studio and live tracks, which are interspersed with one another throughout the album. It is perhaps the group's most popular live album. It displays a mix between the fusion of Latin and blues-rock styles of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the much more experimental and spiritual jazz fusion sound that characterized the band's mid-1970s work. The live material was recorded during the supporting tour for the Amigos album. 

                    Orville Peck

                    Show Pony

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A

                      No Glory In The West
                      Drive Me, Crazy

                      Side B

                      Legends Never Die

                      Declan McKenna


                        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

                          Ray Lamontagne


                            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. 

                            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'.

                              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

                                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]

                                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
                                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

                                  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

                                    Rex Orange County


                                      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! 

                                        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.

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

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

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Side 1
                                          1. Late Night Prelude (1:32)
                                          2. Late Night Feelings (feat Lykke Li) (4:11)
                                          3. Find U Again (feat Camila Cabello) (2:55)
                                          4. Pieces Of Us (feat King Princess) (3:28)
                                          Side 2
                                          1. Knock Knock Knock (feat YEBBA) (1:31)
                                          2. Don't Leave Me Lonely (feat YEBBA) (3:36)
                                          3. When U Went Away (feat YEBBA) (2:00)
                                          Side 3
                                          1. Truth (feat Alicia Keys & The Last Artful, Dodgr) (3:49)
                                          2. Nothing Breaks Like A Heart (feat Miley Cyrus) (3:37)
                                          3. True Blue (feat Angel Olsen) (5:53)
                                          Side 4
                                          1. Why Hide (feat Diana Gordon) (4:20)
                                          2. 2 AM (feat Lykke Li) (3:18)
                                          3. Spinning (feat Ilsey) (3:05)

                                          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.

                                              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

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

                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Rebel Heart
                                                2. It's A Shame
                                                3. Fireworks
                                                4. Postcard
                                                5. To Live A Life
                                                6. My Wild Sweet Love
                                                7. Distant Star
                                                8. Ruins
                                                9. Hem Of Her Dress
                                                10. Nothing Has To Be True

                                                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)

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

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

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

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

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

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Everything_Now (Continued)
                                                  2. Everything Now
                                                  3. Signs Of Life
                                                  4. Creature Comfort
                                                  5. Peter Pan
                                                  6. Chemistry 
                                                  7. Infinite Content
                                                  8. Infinite_Content
                                                  9. Electric Blue
                                                  10. Good God Damn
                                                  11. Put Your Money On Me
                                                  12. We Dont' Deserve Love
                                                  13. Everything Now (Continued) 

                                                  Manic Street Preachers

                                                  Send Away The Tigers - 10th Anniversary Edition

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


                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                      Jimi Hendrix

                                                      Machine Gun

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

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Power Of Soul
                                                      2. Lover Man
                                                      3. Hear My Train A Comin'
                                                      4. Changes
                                                      5. Izabella
                                                      6. Machine Gun
                                                      7. Stop
                                                      8. Ezy Ryder
                                                      9. Bleeding Heart
                                                      10. Earth Blues
                                                      11. Burning Desire

                                                      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)



                                                        '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"

                                                          Bruce Springsteen

                                                          Born To Run

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

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

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

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Lifted Up (1985)
                                                            2. Whole Life Story
                                                            3. Where The Sky Hangs
                                                            4. All I Want
                                                            5. Five Foot Ten (I)
                                                            6. Dancing On The Grave
                                                            7. Until We Can't (Let's Go) - Passion Pit / The Choir Of All Saints, Honiara
                                                            8. Looks Like Rain
                                                            9. My Brother Taught Me How To Swim
                                                            10. Ten Feet Tall (II)

                                                            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

                                                            "Popular Problems" is the 13th studio album from legendary singer-songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen, who celebrates his 80th birthday the day after release. A dynamic album of 9 songs, produced by Patrick Leonard and mixed by Jesse E. String and Bill Bottrell.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Slow
                                                            2. Almost Like The Blues
                                                            3. Samson In New Orleans
                                                            4. A Street
                                                            5. Did I Ever Love You
                                                            6. My Oh My
                                                            7. Nevermind
                                                            8. Born In Chains
                                                            9. You Got Me Singing

                                                            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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                                                              Bob Dylan

                                                              The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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

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

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                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

                                                                  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

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

                                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

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

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. The Rifle's Spiral
                                                                    2. Simple Song
                                                                    3. It's Only Life
                                                                    4. Bait And Switch
                                                                    5. September
                                                                    6. No Way Down
                                                                    7. For A Fool
                                                                    8. Fall Of '82
                                                                    9. 40 Mark Strasse
                                                                    10. Port Of Morrow

                                                                    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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                                                                      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.

                                                                        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


                                                                            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.



                                                                              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


                                                                                  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.


                                                                                  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


                                                                                            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.

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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!

                                                                                                  Jeff Buckley

                                                                                                  Live At Sin-e - Legacy Edition

                                                                                                    Columbia finally get around to giving the EP (long only available on import) the deluxe 'Legacy Edition' treatment. Expanding the original four tracks over a boggling two discs, this album was actually taken from a number of performances over a few months. Embryonic "Grace" originals sit alongside an array of covers that run the gamut of musical eclecticism; Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Led Zeppelin. One wonders how he managed to have such a wonderful voice, broad musical tastes and the ability to reinvent them so uniquely, AND to be able to do it all with just a voice and guitar. An essential testament to one of the most talented artists in the history of popular music.

                                                                                                    Bob Dylan

                                                                                                    Bringing It All Back Home

                                                                                                      An early classic from Dylan, featuring many a classic, remastered for SACD playing.

                                                                                                      Jan Hammer

                                                                                                      The First Seven Days

                                                                                                        Artistically and influentially Jan Hammer's "The First Seven Days" had a major impact on its release in 1975. It was one of the first attempts to fully realize a fusion of electronic, pianistic and progressive styles into a singular vision. Hammer's work with the Mahavishnu Orchestra enabled him to build his own studio at home in rural New York state and this pastoral setting infuses much of "The First Seven Days" with an underlying calm over which Hammer multi-tracks his keyboard frenzies and unique artistic vision. International success with "Miami Vice" was a decade away but this work is an amazing example of his talent as performer and composer.

                                                                                                        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.

                                                                                                                Gentle Giant

                                                                                                                Three Friends

                                                                                                                  One of the greatest prog rock albums of the 1970s available only on US import, "Three Friends" by Gentle Giant was one of the most complex and intelligent albums of the golden age of British progressive rock. Full of virtuso musicianship and brain contorting time signatures, laced through with a conceptual lyric 'storyline' "Three Friends" has some of the most memorable tracks from this brilliant band.

                                                                                                                  Bob Dylan

                                                                                                                  Limited Edition Tour Box

                                                                                                                    Canadian only tour box set from Bob Dylan features the albums "Greatest Hits", "Greatest Hits Vol II" (2xCD set,) and "Greatest Hits Volume 3" all packaged together in a slip case with a bonus CD sampler featuring four live unreleased tracks "Things Have Changed", a seven minute version of "Blowin' In The Wind", "Blind Willie McTell" and "Roving Gambler".

                                                                                                                    The Byrds

                                                                                                                    Super Hits

                                                                                                                      Ten tracks for £5.99 including "Mr Tambourine Man", "Eight Miles High", "Turn, Turn, Turn", "Chestnut Mare", "So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star" and others.

                                                                                                                      Hundred Reasons


                                                                                                                        Final single release, prior to their debut album.

                                                                                                                        Roger Waters

                                                                                                                        In The Flesh Live

                                                                                                                          Here it is at last, the long awaited DVD from Pink Floyd founding member Roger Waters. Waters toured the US for the first time in 12 years in 1999 / 2000 with his highly acclaimed "In The Flesh" show that presented, for the first time, a comprehensive overview of Waters' music including early Pink Floyd material, classic compositions from his Floyd masterpieces "The Wall", "Dark Side Of The Moon", "Animals", "Wish You Were Here" and "The Final Cut", songs from his solo works "Amused To Death" and "The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking" and the debut of a new song "Each Small Candle".

                                                                                                                          Jeff Buckley

                                                                                                                          Mystery White Boy

                                                                                                                            The poignant live recordings from 1995 and 1996 from the talented and tragic Jeff Buckley.

                                                                                                                            Love Affair

                                                                                                                            The Best Of The Good Times

                                                                                                                              Steve Ellis is one of the best vocalists this country has ever produced but he came to fame just as people stopped wanting his brand of mod /soul / pop and wanted Plant, Osbourne or Gillan. The white soul of the band was lifted to a higher level by the Ellis voice but it couldn't save them from indifferent, changing audiences. Nevertheless this cheap compilation has some great tracks that you won't have heard before, as well as their well known hits.

                                                                                                                              Simon And Garfunkel

                                                                                                                              Wednesday Morning, 3 AM

                                                                                                                                Their 1964 totally acoustic debut still has the freshness of youth and their folk roots influnces on many of the tracks. This features the original "The Sound Of Silence" and is now remastered with three extra tracks.

                                                                                                                                Simon And Garfunkel

                                                                                                                                Bridge Over Troubled Water

                                                                                                                                  One of the biggest selling albums of all time and their 1970 studio swansong as a duo, it was a stylistically diverse release that was a fitting finale to the most successful rock duo ever. Now remastered with a superb demo version of the title song as one of the bonus tracks, this is a timeless and essential classic.

                                                                                                                                  Mary Chapin Carpenter

                                                                                                                                  Time . Sex . Love

                                                                                                                                    A mature and accomplished set of 14 songs on the timeless subjects of love, sex and the passage of time, with Chapin Carpenter at the peak of her powers writing with an assurity and vision seldom found in the more disposable aspects of today's music industry.


                                                                                                                                    Drops Of Jupiter

                                                                                                                                      This San Francisco band with a penchant for the sort of sound popularised by the Black Crowes. The title track is the album's heart with swelling strings and chorded piano melody. Radio-friendly rock bands these days tend to be virtually the same as each other, but Train breaks out from the crowd and are worthy of your consideration.

                                                                                                                                      Bruce Springsteen

                                                                                                                                      Live In New York City

                                                                                                                                        This double CD will serve as the soundtrack for a broadcast version of "Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band" film. Tracks include "My Love Will Not Let You Down," "The River," "Youngstown", "Badlands" and a ten minute plus version of "Jungleland" and more.

                                                                                                                                        Shawn Colvin

                                                                                                                                        Whole New You

                                                                                                                                          The new album from grammy award winner Shawn Colvin featuring some of her best work yet including quality songs like "Whole New You" and "A Matter of Minutes".

                                                                                                                                          Loudon Wainwright III

                                                                                                                                          Album III

                                                                                                                                            Wainwright is an enigma. He's well known, his fans adore him but his album sales have been less than they should have been. 'Album III' is a case in point; after his first two acoustic albums he released his first electric album on Columbia, got a huge hit single(Dead Skunk) and promptly dropped off the wagon big stylee, all the pain and pathos is in evidence here.

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