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Gurriers

Come And See

    Debut album from Ireland's pre-eminent punk/noisy, alt-rockers Gurriers.

    Recorded in Leeds at the Nave with Alex Greaves, Come and See explores many themes, be they the end of the world, the disenfranchised youth of Dublin, emigrant friends, the rise of the far right, desensitisation to violence, a pope struggling with belief and love amongst other things.

    Four previous self released singles, the last of which 'Des Goblin' was A-listed on BBC 6 Music as well as Radio 1's Jack Saunders 'Tune Of The Week'.

    Come And See not only includes songs of raging intensity but equally brilliant song-writing, the record includes the singles Des Goblin, Nausea, Sign Of The Times and a new definitive recording of 'Approachable'.

    The band have built a formidable reputation as one of the best live bands around gigging constantly all over Europe the last two years playing the likes of 2000 Trees, Pitchfork Music Festivals, Latitude, Simple Things Festival in the UK and Electric Picnic, All Together Now and Other Voices Festivals in Ireland.

    They will be playing Dot To Dot Festival in Bristol and Nottingham in May plus End Of The Road and Manchester & Edinburgh Psych-Fest's before the album release then set off on a 33 date tour through October and November.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Nausea
    2. Des Goblin
    3. Dipping Out
    4. Prayers
    5. Close Call
    6. No More Photos
    7. Interlude
    8. Top Of The Bill
    9. Sign Of The Times
    10. Approachable
    11. Come And See

    The Streets

    A Grand Don't Come For Free - 20th Anniversary Edition

      In celebration of 20th Anniversary of The Streets most iconic album: ' A Grand Don't Come For Free' - comes a limited edition coloured repress on double vinyl (dark red). Originally released in 2004, the record features legendary tracks such as 'Dry Your Eyes' + 'Fit But You Know it' and original artworks shot by counterculture photographer Ewen Spencer. A must-cop for any fan interested in relishing in the nostalgia of early 2000s Uk Garage, spoken word and hip-hop. 

      Ennio Morricone

      Come Imparai Ad Amare Le Donne OST (RSD24 EDITION)

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        Come

        Eleven:Eleven - Deluxe Edition (RSD24 EDITION)

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          Deacon Blue

          Peace Will Come (RSD24 EDITION)

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            The Verve

            No Come Down (RSD24 EDITION)

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              The Verve's compilation album of B-sides and outtakes, No Come Down celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2024, to mark this UMR will be releasing it on vinyl for the very first time. With outtakes from the band's debut album A Storm in Heaven sessions. ìBlue" is a different (vocally upfront) "USA Mix" - released to coincide with Verve playing Lollapalooza Festival Chicago in 1994, this also features acoustic versions of "Make It Till Monday" & "Butterfly", "Gravity Grave" is the live recording from the bands first ever Glastonbury performance in 1993. This LP is pressed on black vinyl with printed inners.

              Chanel Beads

              Your Day Will Come

                At once a hazy relic and a digital snapshot of the human experience, Your Day Will Come is the debut album from Chanel Beads, arriving April 19 via Jagjaguwar.

                The remarkable project announces the arrival of New York-based musician Shane Lavers as a new force in experimental music, capturing the many contradictions of modern existence and the strange infiniteness of the digital world. The songs feel like a memory in which you can’t distinguish between what actually happened or what was a false reproduction in your mind—although the burning emotion remains intact. Lavers pushed himself to strip his own sense of ego from Your Day Will Come.

                Throughout, Lavers weaves in contributions from his live bandmates, singer-songwriter Maya McGrory (Colle) and experimental instrumentalist Zachary Paul, who offer their own layers of feeling. As McGrory offers a more full-bodied tone and Lavers often sings with his higher[1]pitched head voice, the two collaborators meet in the middle; it’s an intermingling of identities or a subconscious pining for androgyny. In this slippery space, different perspectives merge together, and there’s a sense of empathy and humility that arises from the blending of these voices.

                These days, Chanel Beads live shows see all three performers weaving together in absolute catharsis. This catharsis is pushed to its peak on “Idea June,” which sees McGrory taking over lead vocals to project Lavers’ lyrics. As McGrory sings, “The waves wash onto my shore,” in a voice that’s both earnest and digitally processed, it’s as though she's speaking as a separate embodiment of Lavers. In under two minutes, the track of clunky acoustic guitar and gutting strings lands somewhere between detachment and kinship.

                Similar to the off-kilter structure of “Police Scanner,” these songs are strangely affecting in their unfinished and liminal forms. Lavers, who is drawn to poor MP3 rips and transitional moments in DJ mixes, knows that these inexact musical artifacts evoke human imperfection.

                The title of Your Day Will Come could be read as a promise of the arrival of good karma, or it could be a reminder of one’s mortality, said out of spite. Yet as Lavers unpacks the haunting feelings of the past that he must release in order to move into his future, he reminds us that grief and hope might be closer than they seem to the naked eye.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Dedicated To The World
                2. Police Scanner
                3. Idea June
                4. Embarrassed Dog
                5. Unifying Thought
                6. Your Day Will Come
                7. Urn
                8. Coffee Culture
                9. I Think I Saw

                Queen Latifah

                Ladies First (feat. Monie Love)/Come Into My House

                  The third single off her seminal 1989 debut album, "Ladies' First" remains one of Queen Latifah's signature songs

                  Featuring Monie Love, "Ladies' First" became an anthem of women's empowerment. This 7" also includes a B-side of "Come Into My House," originally released in 1990 as the fourth single.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Ladies First (feat. Monie Love) [Radio Edit]
                  Come Into My House

                  Ornette Coleman

                  The Shape Of Jazz To Come - 2024 Reissue

                    The Shape of Jazz to Come was a watershed event in the genesis of avant-garde jazz. The record shattered traditional concepts of jazz harmony, disposing of both the piano player and the whole idea of concretely outlined chord changes. The compositions here follow almost no predetermined harmonic structure, allowing Coleman and Don Cherry an unprecedented freedom to take the melodies of their solo lines in whatever direction they felt in the moment, regardless of what the piece's tonal centre appeared to be. This was the first time Coleman recorded with a rhythm section - consisting of bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Billy Higgins - that was open- eared and loose enough to follow his already controversial conception. All the composition are by Ornette Colman.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Lonely Woman
                    Eventually
                    Peace
                    Monk And The Nun
                    Focus On Sanity
                    Congeniality
                    Chronology
                    Just For You

                    Jalen Ngonda

                    Come Around And Love Me / What Is Left To Do

                      A modern, mid-tempo masterpiece whose lush arrangement and laser-sharp groove provide the perfect foundation for Jalen’s profoundly soulful vocals. The track exudes charm and manifests positivity in a way rarely captured on today’s soul scene.

                      On the flip is the moody, previously unreleased beat-ballad, “What is Left to Do”, whose gorgeous strings, plaintive, call and response chorus and tasteful delay create the kind of subdued psychedelic that was coming out of Motown in the early 70’s. But contrary to the trends of that era, both sides of this disc are presented in glorious mono.


                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A – Come Around And Love Me
                      Side B – What Is Left To Do

                      Mato Feat. Ethel Lindsey

                      Baby Come Back

                      Stix Records, a sub-label of Favorite Recordings, presents the 2nd release from its new Mellow Reggae Series project. Launched by Mato & Ethel Lindsey with a stunning cover of the famous “What You Won’t Do For Love” by Bobby Caldwell, the series continues with the same duo, now taking over “Baby Come Back”, the underground AOR / blue-eyed-soul classic from Player.

                      “Baby Come Back” is a true One-Hit Wonder, reaching #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1977, while very few people might be able to name who performed it. As always, Mato delivers an outstanding version, delighting us with his dubwise production chops. Ethel Lindsey delivers the perfect vocals for this inspired cover. Currently preparing his 1st album to be released on Favorite Recordings, Ethel has a deep passion for AOR and blue-eyed-soul style - which blends seemlessly with Mato's disco-reggae tweaks! 




                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Paul says: A great slice of lilting, hammock-friendly soul-reggae. One of those great tracks that'll have 'em rocking in their bean bags. Can't wait for summer!

                      TRACK LISTING

                      A. Baby Come Back
                      B. Baby Come Back (Dub)

                      Aniefiok Ekpoudom

                      Where We Come From : Rap, Home & Hope In Modern Britain

                        A stunning social history of British rap and grime by one of the nation's foremost cultural chroniclers. 'A stunning exploration of a genre, a movement and a world. It's every bit as lyrical as the rap Ekpoudom has documented.'CANDICE CARTY-WILLIAMS, author of Queenie'Illuminating and intimate.

                        Ekpoudom's prose is rhythmic and deft but also crackles with joy. I know I'll be reading it for years to come.'CALEB AZUMAH NELSON, author of Small Worlds'A rousing, inspiring, often breathtaking history that reads with the flow of a magnificent novel. Ekpoudom is one of the very finest chroniclers of black British culture.'MUSA OKWONGA, author of One Of Them***I met people who never quite fit in where they were supposed to, who found solace, salvation and meaning in these sounds, these words.

                        Something is happening in Britain, trembling the tracks as it unfolds. Recent years have borne witness to underground genres leaking out from the inner cities, going on to become some of the most popular music in the nation. In this groundbreaking social history, journalist Aniefiok Ekpoudom travels the country to paint a compelling portrait of the dawn, boom and subsequent blossoming of UK rap and grime.

                        Taking us from the heart of south London to the West Midlands and South Wales, he explores how a history of migration and an enduring spirit of resistance have shaped the current realities of these linked communities and the music they produce. These sounds have become vessels for the marginalised, carrying Black and working-class stories into the light. Vividly depicted and compassionately told, Where We Come From weaves together intimate stories of resilience, courage and loss, as well as a shared music culture that gave refuge and purpose to those in search of belonging.

                        Ekpoudom offers a rich chronicle of rap, identity, place and, above all, the social and human condition in modern Britain. ***'A landmark work that will undoubtedly shape conversations about not just UK rap and grime, but British music for years to come.'YOMI ADEGOKE, author of The List'Phenomenal - this is the book we've all been waiting for. Like the heroes he chronicles, Ekpoudom acts as torchbearer, his book a beacon, for the story that follows..'GUY GUNARATNE'Essential .

                        The Belles

                        Melvin / Come Back

                          The Tiara label gets the Numero treatment. North Miami Beach’s The Belles were remarkably free of any masculine influence - an all-girl, teen rock band who played instruments, wrote songs,and were a good representation of multiculturalismin the 1960s. The Belles’ lone single featured ‘Melvin’, a gender swapped rewrite of Them’s ‘Gloria’, backed with Come Back’ Pure representation of girls in the garage.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Melvin
                          2. Come Back

                          T Funk Collective / Atomphunk

                          Since I Fell For You/ Come Boogie

                          T Funk Collective teams up with Atomphunk for his debut track for Regulate Recordings on the labels fifth release. Atomphunk has deep house roots and productions on labels such as Toko Records, 3AM Recordings, Urban Torque Records and Deepfunk Records (USA) and he brings his A game to the flip side for this release.

                          T Funk Collective - ‘Since I fell for you’ takes its influence from classic 90s street soul. It blends classic horns, a phat Jupiter synth base line, delicious key, all layered with a sensual vocal with to create an upbeat summer anthem.

                          Atomphunk - ‘Come Boogie’ has a classic 70s disco vibe with its infectious brass and strings driven along by solid drums and a funky rhythm guitar and a squelchy bass line.

                          So here, it is the fifth release from Regulate Recordings, the T Funk Collective and Atomphunk. What you say is important, so offer us your verdict.


                          TRACK LISTING

                          A. Since I Fell For You
                          B. Come Boogie 

                          Fatboy Slim

                          You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                            You've Come a Long Way, Baby is the second album by Fatboy Slim. It was first released on 19 October 1998 in the United Kingdom on Skint Record and a day later in the United States by Astralwerks.

                            You've Come a Long Way, Baby proved to be Cook's global breakthrough album, peaking at number one on the UK Albums Chart and number 34 on the US Billboard 200. Praised by critics for its sound and style, the album brought international attention to Cook, earning him a Brit Award in 1999, and was later certified four times platinum by the BPI and platinum by the RIAA. Four singles were released from the album: "The Rockafeller Skank", "Gangster Trippin", "Praise You", and "Right Here Right Now", all of which peaked within the top ten on the UK Singles Chart. "Build It Up – Tear It Down" was also released as a promotional single.

                            The album has now been remastered at half speed into the best available audio quality possible. 


                            TRACK LISTING

                            SIDE A
                            1. Right Here Right Now
                            2. Rockafeller Skank
                            3. Fucking In Heaven
                            SIDE B
                            1. Gangster Trippin
                            2. Build It Up Tear It Down
                            3. Kalifornia
                            SIDE C
                            1. Soul Surfing
                            2. You’re Not From Brighton
                            3. Praise You
                            SIDE D
                            1. Love Island
                            2. Acid 8000

                            Alabaster DePlume

                            Come With Fierce Grace

                              In order to record the compositions in his critically acclaimed 2022 release GOLD, Alabaster DePlume instilled a culture of creativity by leading his ensembles In spontaneous composition and development. This resulted in an abundance of material that he has since produced and arranged, resulting in this collection.

                              The direction here is firmly rooted in performance and less focused on post-production, featuring DePlume’s go-to collaborators in the London scene, and yielding particular space to percussionist Tom Skinner (The Smile, Sons of Kemet), vocalist Momoko Gill, and percussionist / vocalist Donna Thompson. The result is a raw, beautiful, percussive, group music, in-the-room music. You’re there. You’re here. Take a listen.


                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Sibomandi (feat. Falle Nioke)
                              2. What Can It Take
                              3. To That Voice And Say
                              4. Greek Honey Slick (feat. Tom Skinner)
                              5. Give Me Away
                              6. Fall On Flowers
                              7. Did You Know (feat. Momoko Gill)
                              8. Levels Of Human
                              9. Not Even Sobbing
                              10. The Best Thing In The World
                              11. Naked Like Water (feat. Donna Thompson)
                              12. Broken Again

                              Jalen Ngonda

                              Come Around And Love Me

                                Artists like Jalen Ngonda come around once in a lifetime, so it is our privilege and distinct pleasure to announce the release of his debut album ‘Come Around and Love Me’.

                                Anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Jalen perform live knows that he is one of the most captivating performers on today's soul scene. His voice, equal parts raw feeling and elegance, exudes confidence and charm—disarming packed rooms of rowdy concert goers, leaving them silent as they hold fast to every syllable sung.

                                Plans for the album were struck just months before the COVID 19 pandemic shut the world down. Notwithstanding, Jalen eventually made it to Hive Mind Studios in Brooklyn, NY where he began writing and recording with the help of producer/arrangers Mike Buckley and Vincent Chiarito (both members of Charles Bradley's Extraordinaires) and a crack team of a-list musicians from the Daptone family. The team skilfully blends heavy arrangements and introspective lyrics with Motown sophistication, leaving the listener in a blissful wash of wonderment.

                                Jalen has been writing songs since he was 14, and his compositions are also very much of these times. He explains, “I love music from the 20th century— I listen to it all the time, but I'm in this world and the 21st century. ...to a stranger, I'd describe my music as modern soul and R&B, while trying to ft in the Beach Boys and the Beatles somewhere in between.” ‘Come Around and Love Me’ reveals how he creates a classic approach that is rooted in the sounds of revered pioneers, without falling into imitation–leaving no doubt that Jalen will continue to shine within the superlative, timeless musical tradition that is Daptone's hallmark.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Laura says: Born and raised on the East Coast of the USA, just outside Washington DC and now resident in Liverpool, Jalen Ngonda’s debut album is released on Daptone, which is reason enough to take note - let’s face it, they rarely put a foot wrong do they? The album kicks off with the title track “Come Around And Love Me”, that brings to mind ‘What’s Going On’ era Marvin, and then runs through a collection of pristine 2-3 minute gems that perfectly capture the golden era of soul, from the mid 60s to mid 70s.

                                Jalen is the real deal, with a voice that ranges from raw soul power to sweet falsetto, and songwriting skills to match. There isn’t a bad track here, in fact pretty much every song could be a single in its own right. You can pick out a whole host of influences, from the aforementioned Marvin Gaye, to the psychedelic soul of Isaac Hayes, the Motor City sound of The Four Tops and sweet harmonies of The Temptation but there’s a fresh modern feel to the production too, it’s not some tired pastiche. I guess if you’re looking for a contemporary comparison, Michael Kiwanuka springs to mind in the way that he fuses the old and new so seamlessly. So to sum up, if you’re a fan of modern soul, full of romance and heartbreak and infused with classic Motown and Philly Soul ingredients, then this is for you.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side A
                                1. Come Around And Love Me
                                2. If You Donʼt Want My Love
                                3. Lost
                                4. Thatʼs All I Wanted From You
                                5. Please Show Me
                                Side B
                                6. Just Like You Used To
                                7. What A Difference She Made
                                8. Give Me Another Day
                                9. So Glad I Found You
                                10. It Takes A Fool
                                11. Rapture

                                Various Artists

                                Come Together - Adventures On The Indie Dancefloor 1989-1992

                                  • 4 CD box set celebrating the Madchester/baggy scene and the indie dance crossover.

                                  • Featuring The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets, The Charlatans and more.

                                  • With tracks presented in their extended mixes as played at clubs such as The Hacienda.

                                  As the Berlin Wall came down and a new decade beckoned, indie and dance collided and bands like The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Inspiral Carpets and The Charlatans spearheaded a new music movement dubbed ‘baggy’ or ‘Madchester’. While the focus was on Manchester, it was an explosion that stretched from the Glasgow area with The Soup Dragons and Primal Scream to Liverpool with The Farm, Leeds with the Bridewell Taxis and Flowered Up in London.

                                  The ‘Madchester’ sound incorporated elements of 60s psychedelia, 80s indie, 70s funk and contemporary house and hip hop; 808 State were an electronic dance act, The Stone Roses, a guitar band with a funky rhythm section, Inspiral Carpets used a Farfisa organ associated with 1960s garage punk and Happy Mondays played a truly unique blend of indie funk.

                                  The Hacienda night club in Manchester co-owned by New Order was a catalyst and cultural centre for this music explosion, having played US house music from 1987. Another influence was the increasing availability of MDMA in the city.

                                  Remixes were an important part of the indie dance crossover scene and 12” remixes here include Paul Oakenfold ’s pioneering ‘Think About The Future Mix’ of Happy Mondays’ ‘W.F.L.’, Terry Farley’s mixes of Primal Scream’s ‘Come Together’ and The Soup Dragons’ ‘I’m Free’ and Andy Weatherall’s reconstruction of James’ ‘Come Home’.

                                  Also included are other indie bands who embraced dance music after discovering sampling and the new music technology including Aberdeen’s The Shamen who’d started out as a psychedelic guitar band before evolving into a dance act and Stourbridge’s self-styled grebos, Pop Will Eat Itself whose music metamorphosised from pop punk into a hybrid of rock, hip hop and dance.

                                  Hits include The Stone Roses ‘Fool’s Gold’ (UK #9) and Happy Mondays ‘Step On’ (UK #5) plus there’s dancefloor favourites such as The Charlatans’ debut Hammond groove ‘Indian Rope’ and rarities including the excellent but forgotten ‘Perfect Person’ by Sinister Groove.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  DISC ONE:
                                  1 Happy Mondays - W.F.L. ‘Think About The Future’ Mix (The Paul Oakenfold Mix)
                                  2 Inspiral Carpets – Joe
                                  3 808 State – Pacific State – Origin (12” Version)
                                  4 James - Come Home (Weatherall Remix A.k.a. Skunk Weed Skank Mix)
                                  5 The Farm - Stepping Stone (12” Ghost Dance Mix)
                                  6 Hypnotone – Dream Beam (Ben Chapman Remix)
                                  7 New Fast Automatic Daffodils – Big (Baka)
                                  8 Paris Angels – All On You (Perfume) (12” Version)
                                  9 The Bridewell Taxis – Spirit (LFO Decision Remix)
                                  10 Electronic – Get The Message (DNA Groove Mix)
                                  Future Sound Of London – Papua New Guinea (12” Original Mix AKA Dali Mix)
                                  11 The Beloved – The Sun Rising (Danny’s Love Is… Remix)
                                  12 The Times – Manchester (Single Version)
                                  13 Candy Flip – Strawberry Fields Forever (Raspberry Ripple Remix)

                                  DISC TWO:
                                  1 The Stone Roses – Fools Gold 9.53
                                  2 The Charlatans – Indian Rope
                                  3 Moonflowers – Get Higher (Rather Large In The Bristol Area Mix)
                                  4 Northside - Shall We Take A Trip (12” Version)
                                  5 The Mock Turtles - Can You Dig It?
                                  6 Spin – Scratches (In The Sand)
                                  7 World Of Twist – She’s A Rainbow (12” Version)
                                  8 Sinister Groove – Perfect Person
                                  9 Spirea X – Re: Action
                                  10 The Candy Skins – For What It’s Worth
                                  11 Honey Smugglers – You Are The Sun
                                  12 Airhead – Counting Sheep
                                  13 The Telescopes – Celeste
                                  14 The Hollow Men – Thrilled
                                  15 Spacemen 3 – Big City (Everybody I Know Can Be Found Here) (12” Version)

                                  DISC THREE:
                                  1 Primal Scream – Come Together (Terry Farley
                                  Extended 12” Mix)
                                  2 Flowered Up – It’s On
                                  3 Saint Etienne – Kiss And Make Up (Midsummer Madness Mix)
                                  4 Inspiral Carpets – Commercial Reign
                                  5 The Shamen – Pro>Gen (Land Of Oz Mix)
                                  6 Intastella – Century (12” Version)
                                  7 Happy Mondays – Step On (Twisting My Melon Mix)
                                  8 The Primitives – You Are The Way (Re-Ravishing Mix)
                                  9 The Wendys – The Sun's Going To Shine For Me Soon
                                  10 Chapterhouse – Pearl (12” Version)
                                  11 Raintree County – Mad Dog
                                  12 King Of The Slums - Bear Wiv Me (Flourescent Mix)
                                  13 A Certain Ratio – Twenty Seven Forever (12” Version)

                                  DISC FOUR:
                                  1 The Soup Dragons - I’m Free (Terry Farley Boys Own Remix)
                                  2 Stereo MC’s – Connected
                                  3 Ruthless Rap Assassins – And It Wasn’t A Dream (Dare To Be Aware Mix)
                                  4 MC Tunes Versus 808 State – Tunes Splits The Atom (Original Rap)
                                  5 That Petrol Emotion – Tingle (Hard Boppin’ Mix)
                                  6 Julian Cope – Love L.U.V. (Beautiful Love Remix)
                                  7 Jesus Jones - Real Real Real (Rhythm 3 - Ben Chapman "Spaced" 12” Mix)
                                  8 The Charlatans – Opportunity Three
                                  9 The Dylans – Lemon Afternoon
                                  10 Pop Will Eat Itself – X,Y And Zee (Electric Sunshine Style)
                                  11 Stan – My Delight (Extended Mix)
                                  12 Cud – Magic (Extended Farsley Mix)
                                  13 Blow-Up – World (Long Version)
                                  14 The Popguns – Crazy
                                  15 Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine – After The Watershed (Early Learning The Hard Way)

                                  Prince

                                  Come - 2023 Repress

                                    By 1994, Prince had changed his name to [Love Symbol], and his relationship with lifelong label Warner Bros. Records was under great strain, and Come was just one of several albums that Prince delivered in quick succession to release himself from his contractual commitments. Despite a lack of support from The Artist, the album reached Number One in the UK.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    A I Come (11:13)
                                    A II Space (04:28)
                                    A III Pheromone (05:08)
                                    A IV Loose! (03:27)
                                    B V Papa (02:48)
                                    B VI Race (04:28)
                                    B VII Dark (06:10)
                                    B VIII Solo (03:48)
                                    B IX Letitgo (05:33)
                                    B X Orgasm (01:39)

                                    The Lilac Time

                                    Dance Till All The Stars Come Down

                                      The Lilac Time are original members Nick & Stephen Duffy, with Claire Duffy who joined in 1999 and helped out immeasurably here by Ben Peeler.

                                      John Paterno returns to mix and master as he has done since No Sad Songs of 2015.

                                      Without conventional drums or bass their fondness for country and folk hues are clearer. These are unequivocally and absolutely the best songs Stephen Duffy has ever written in his twenty or so long playing album career. The first single release is "A Makeshift Raft". A song that asks if those seeking freedom need drown, then ponders the inevitability of continuous wars. It praises the America of Allen Ginsberg before a few bars of yodelling. It ends by eulogises fingers, guitars and songs of love. Something for everyone then. The song is accompanied by a video created by Martin Carr.

                                      They love being who they are and they love this album and they hope you will find time to dance till all the stars come down with them.

                                      Freestyle Records are proud to reissue Ambiance II Fusion's mid-80s fusion rarity "Come Touch Tomorrow" - originally recorded in Hollywood CA October/November 1984 and released in 1985.

                                      Following a yearly run of 4 albums self-released between 1979 and 1982, Nigerian-born saxophonist, flutist, and clarinettist Daoud Abubakar Balewa then took a few years off before returning with 1985's "Come Touch Tomorrow", the first of two albums issued under the updated name of Ambiance II Fusion. Combining the afro-spiritual jazz & be-bop inflected fusion of his earlier work as Ambiance, this record took the project into more modern & distinctly cosmic planes with the introduction of spacey pads and drum machines working alongside somewhat tighter arrangements and solid rhythm sectons. Of particular note here is the B1 track "Boy What a Joy" on which a sublimely funky synth & drum machine throwdown is presented in prophetically lo-fi fashion - recalling recent stylistic approaches from the likes of Dâm-Funk among others.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. I Dream Too Much
                                      2. Come Touch Tomorrow
                                      3. Don't You Ever Take Your Love
                                      4. Samba Para Mi
                                      5. Boy What A Joy
                                      6. The Camouflage
                                      7. Naima

                                      Come

                                      Near Life Experience - 2023 Reissue

                                        Originally released in 1996, Come’s third album ‘Near Life Experience’ was the sound of a band heading into new territory, refining their dense mix of hypnotic noise-rock, blues and rock’n’roll song-writing. Lovingly remastered, this new version features three incredible bonus tracks ‘Prize’, ‘Strike’, ‘Hurricane II’ stemming from the same era, additional liner notes and photographs.

                                        After Come's seminal 1994 release ‘Don't Ask Don't Tell’, bassist Sean O'Brien and drummer Arthur Johnson left the band to pursue other careers. Remaining members Chris Brokaw and Thalia Zedek recorded Near Life Experience with two different rhythm sections: one half of the album was recorded with drummer Mac McNeilly of the Jesus Lizard and Bundy K. Brown of Tortoise and Gastr Del Sol, the other half recorded with Kevin Coultas and Tara Jane O'Neil of Rodan and The Sonora Pine. Other contributors to the album included Edward Yazijian from Kustomized and Jeff Goddard from Karate, both rock bands hailing from Boston, MA.

                                        The title of the album resulted from "a slip of the tongue, as Zedek states, she "was telling someone [she had] had a 'near life experience,' but meant to say near death experience. Chris [Brokaw] was cracking up at the imagery of that. Thus, the phrase was chosen as the album's title.
                                        "Near-Life Experience is heavier, and at the same time prettier, than Come has ever sounded." CMJ New Music Monthly.

                                        “Come is a re-energized, even more powerful band than they used to be, and Near Life Experience is their most concise and affecting release yet.” All Music.

                                        Zedek and Brokaw might have compensated the loss of band members by recruiting new blood but the reward was huge, ‘Near Life Experience’ is Come’s most cinematic, diverse and accessible album.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side One
                                        A1 Hurricane
                                        A2 Weak As The Moon
                                        A3 Secret Number
                                        A4 Bitten
                                        A5 Shoot Me First
                                        Side Two
                                        B1 Walk On's
                                        B2 Half Life
                                        B3 Sloe-Eyed
                                        B4 Prize
                                        B5 Strike
                                        B6 Hurricane II

                                        First released back in 2014 on Greg Wilson’s Super Weird Substance label, as a limited 12'' vinyl run of 500, ‘Don’t You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet to Come’, has subsequently become a much sought after record with modern soul enthusiasts, copies currently selling at well over £100.

                                        It was soul legend, Colin Curtis, who suggested, at last year’s We Out Here festival, that a 7'' pressing may be timely. Colin’s connection with the track goes back to hallowed Northern soul club, the Blackpool Mecca, in ‘70s, where the Bessie Banks original, never issued in the UK, was a cult-classic.

                                        The Reynolds are Merseyside twins, Carmel and Katherine Reynolds, who worked with Greg across various projects on the label. Katherine takes the lead on this track, and handles it like a veteran, her vocal elegantly gliding the groove – Greg working in collaboration with Wolverhampton DJ/musician Peza, who programmed and co-mixed the track.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        A1. Part 1
                                        B1. Part 2

                                        The Lemonheads

                                        Come On Feel - 30th Anniversary Edition

                                          Expanded 30th anniversary re-issue of The Lemonheads’ classic 1993 album. The breakthrough record that took American alt rock global and catapulted Evan Dando into the hearts of a generation. With a wealth of unreleased demos, alternative versions and rarities - including covers of Victoria Williams, Buddy Holly and The Flying Burrito Brothers plus The Lemonhead’s take on the Cole Porter standard ‘Miss Otis Regrets’.

                                          In the 90’s Evan’s Lemonheads produced hit after a hit, a string of super cool singles: ‘Big Gay Heart’, ‘Into Your Arms’, ‘It’s About Time’, and ‘The Great Big NO’. Pure genius filling the radio waves and taking the stage... Some 30 years on; Evan is still knocking that song writing thing out of the park and ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ sounds as fresh and perky as it ever did. Amid the hits on the original record are stencils and outlines for yet more magical music and now this deluxe edition adds a second disc of demos and acoustic versions, plus a host of one-offs from sessions and compilations that add further colour to the myth and how it was created.

                                          There’s the in-demand combo lovingly covering Victoria Williams’ ‘Frying Pan’ from her ‘Sweet Relief’ album, which is joined by an eclectic set of flipsides and out-takes, like their version of original garage punk nugget ‘Little Black Egg’ by The Nightcrawlers, Evan’s homage to Gram Parsons on the winsome ‘Streets Of Baltimore’ and Buddy Holly’s melancholy ‘Learning The Game’. Evan knows a good song when he hears it, as ‘Come On Feel The Lemonheads’ certainly proved.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          Disc One
                                          Side A
                                          A1 The Great Big No
                                          A2 Into Your Arms
                                          A3 It's About Time
                                          A4 Down About It
                                          A5 Paid To Smile
                                          A6 Big Gay Heart
                                          A7 Style
                                          A8 Rest Assured
                                          Side B
                                          B1 Dawn Can't Decide
                                          B2 I'll Do It Anyway
                                          B3 Rick James Style
                                          B4 Being Around
                                          B5 Favorite T
                                          B6 You Can Take It With You
                                          B7 The Jello Fund ( + Lenny - Hidden Track)
                                          Disc Two
                                          Side C – Alternative & Acoustic
                                          C1 Big Gay Heart (Demo)
                                          C2 Being Around (Alternative)
                                          C3 Into Your Arms (Acoustic)
                                          C4 Down About It (Acoustic)
                                          C5 Deep Bottom Cove
                                          C6 Acoustic Rick James Style
                                          C7 It's About Time (Acoustic)
                                          Side D – Covers & Curiosities
                                          D1 Miss Otis Regrets
                                          D2 Learning The Game
                                          D3 Little Black Egg
                                          D4 Streets Of Baltimore (Acoustic)
                                          D5 Frying Pan
                                          D6 He's On The Beach
                                          D7 Favorite T (Live In Session)

                                          Come

                                          Gently Down The Stream (RSD23 EDITION)

                                            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2023 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                                            Lovingly re issued on double vinyl for the first time since 1998. Come's final chapter sees Thalia Zedek and Chris Brokaw at their peak, refining their incredible blend of dissonant blues and cathartic noise-rock heightened by the intricate guitar dual-play and the added melody that permeates the songwriting. Includes full album download and new liner notes.

                                            King Tee

                                            Thy Kingdom Come

                                              Thy Kingdom Come is the fifth studio album by West Coast hip hop artist King T. Recorded at the same time as the multi-platinum albums Dr. Dre - "2001" and Eminem - "The Slim Shady LP", "Thy Kingdom Come" features guest appearances by Dr. Dre, MC Ren (N.W.A.), DJ Quik, Too $hort, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, Ice-T, Kool G Rap, Dawn Robinson (En Vogue, Lucy Pearl) to name a few. When Dr. Dre departed from Death Row Records to form Aftermath Entertainment in 1996, one of the rappers he intended to build his new label with was veteran Compton rapper King Tee. Tee appeared on "Dr. Dre presents... The Aftermath" (and soon hit the studio to record an album. But the album release didn't happen, and finally here is the long-awaited official release.

                                              The Coral

                                              Autumn Has Come - Music Box

                                                ‘The penultimate song on the first disc of The Coral's double concept-album 'Coral Island', 'Autumn Has Come' is a song that foreshadows a time when the tourists would leave the island-town that the record imagines. Recorded in Liverpool & released in 2021, the Band's 10th Studio Album drew comparisons to the Kinks' 'Village Green Preservation Society' and went on to reach number two in the UK charts. It tells the story of "a world of end-of-the-pier day-drinkers and kids who get where they shouldn't”; which The Telegraph called a “carnivalesque cornucopia of strange delights” and Clash Magazine hailed as an "extraordinary piece of world building”. Our version captures the melancholy of the vocal melody and echoes the music box described in the song's lyric. So with this beautiful Coral Music Box you can almost...  TAKE A WANDER THROUGH THE EMPTY FAIRGROUND YOURSELF!

                                                Mogwai

                                                Come On Die Young - 2023 Reissue Edition

                                                  24 years after its initial release, Mogwai’s iconic second album ‘Come On Die Young’ is to be reissued on coloured vinyl. Presented in a gatefold sleeve with original artwork, the white vinyl will come with a digital download code.

                                                  Originally released in March 1999, ‘Come On Die Young’s artwork references The Exorcist and a title scalped from a well-known Glasgow gang slogan. Instead of the cover’s suggested apocalypse-harbouring, pre-millennial assault on the senses however, this second offering from the band was a darkly elegiac – and surprisingly restrained – response to the aural fireworks of their ‘Young Team’ debut from two years earlier.

                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                  Barry says: CODY was quite a sidestep from the incendiary heft of Mogwai's debut, but showcases the side of the band that (for me) is their best iteration. Quiet, contemplative melody and shadowy vocals below oft-beautiful and also oft-crushing post-rock instrumentation. Absolutely classic 'Gwai.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Punk Rock:
                                                  Cody
                                                  Helps Both Ways
                                                  Year 2000 Non-Compliant Cardia
                                                  Kappa
                                                  Waltz For Aidan
                                                  May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
                                                  Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
                                                  Ex-Cowboy
                                                  Chocky
                                                  Christmas Steps
                                                  Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist

                                                  Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies

                                                  What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out

                                                    The Liverpool ‘Kitchencore’ band follow up their critically received album England’s Up For Sale in 2020 with their most commercial and musically ambitious album to date. Full of razor-sharp lyrics and musical twist and turns, What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out is briming with energy and ideas.

                                                    Whereas the previous album was an observational, sparse, post-punk style snap-shot of a Brexit Britain, the new record has a more personal style with witty tales of northern, working class life in songs like I’m Shy, Mum & Dad, Money & Art and the title track What’s On The Inside Has To Come Out, that you can easily relate to.

                                                    Through the bands constant gigging and riotous theatrical live shows, they have gained a big reputation as a great live act with festivalflyer.com including them in their list of the top festival bands in the UK. However, behind the fun and theatrics, the band have always had something serious to say.

                                                    The album has their usual garage punk and artrock sound fused with post-punk, folk and even gospel elements for a more eclectic record that should please their hardcore fans and those new to their lo-fi but accessible sound. This is a joyous, life-affirming record for the post-Covid era, by the ultimate people’s band... This is Kitchencore!

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. What's On The Inside Has To Come Out
                                                    2. Mum & Dad
                                                    3. I'm Shy
                                                    4. Money & Art
                                                    5. In Toxteth
                                                    6. Elvis In My Dreams
                                                    7. Life Is Beautiful
                                                    8. Kind
                                                    9. Happy Birthday Syd
                                                    10. Jarg Bizzie
                                                    11. Badges
                                                    12. Everybody Has A Song

                                                    Carla Dal Forno

                                                    Come Around

                                                      Now based in the township of Castlemaine, Central Victoria, the Australian artist returns self-assured and firmly settled within the dense eucalypt bushlands. Dal Forno grapples with ideas of home, disorder and insomnia in the swift pop structures of her DIY/post-punk forebearers such as Young Marble Giants, Virginia Astley and Broadcast. Three years since the launch of her label, Kallista Records, dal Forno finds stability in Castlemaine (pop. 6,750), her third home city in as many albums. After nearly a decade of moving, recording and touring out of Berlin and London, Come Around embodies a newfound solitude born of/in elemental pop hooks and enlightened songwriting.

                                                      The title track, “Come Around,” offers the best example of this confident, fresh candor. It’s an elegant invite into dal Forno’s sharp new focus beckoning old friends, relationships and audiences into her resettled home: ‘And it’s not every day that I’ll want you beside me here and I’ll say / Come over here and be around.’ This meandering pop hit strikes between the melodic simplicity of Anna Domino and YMG and the arrangement hooks of The Cannanes and Movietone, capturing dal Forno at her most welcoming with arms wide open.

                                                      Other tracks like “Mind You’re On” recalls the bass driven heft of dal Forno’s previous work but where past albums projected the pastoral idyll from the urban jungles of Berlin and London, the lyricism and production on Come Around embody her current lived experience in the Australian regions where space, strong bonds and solitude are in high supply. As she sings on “Side By Side:” ‘It's been some years since I’ve seen this place / Kiss on my neck / Sending shivers it’s good to be back.’ Returning to rekindle relationships with people and places and joining in trysts amidst the foreboding badlands cuts through the whole record, as on “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” a cover of The United States of America’s 1968 track: ‘Luminous petals / Dissident Play / Dancing by night / Dying by day.’ There is joy if you look for it but, as dal Forno warns on “Caution”: ‘I sell caution word of you.’ Mistrust and doubt are not completely vanquished.

                                                      Having embarked on such a radical physical and creative journey since the last record, dal Forno lays bare the passing of time and the oscillating waves of energy and ennui that go with it. This is plain to see on “Stay Awake” and instrumentals like “Deep Sleep” and “Autumn,” which gives rise to anxiety and insomnia in her new sunburnt home: ‘Stay awake all the time in the endless heat / Find it hard to relate in amongst the weeds.’ Yet “Slumber” offers a glimmer of respite sitting within the chaotic circus of production that channels Kendra Smith, General Strike and The Flying Lizards. This track, a duet with English artist, Thomas Bush, searches for solace in the arms of another: ‘My Dear there’s so much to be done / I never finished what I start am / I’m losing / I should be rushing out the door, but you say slumber.’

                                                      Nothing is left unsaid on Come Around. Having finally found limitless time and space, dal Forno does well not to waste any sceric of it. Are you around? Then come around. 

                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                      Barry says: Carla Dal Forno brings us another meticulously crafted selection of off-piste electronic numbers, this time straying even further into slo-mo dub territory she's been known to inhabit on previous offerings. Richly produced and wonderfully evocative, and skilfully straddling a variety of genres.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Side By Side
                                                      2. Come Around
                                                      3. The Garden Of Earthly Delights
                                                      4. Stay Awake
                                                      5. Autumn
                                                      6. Mind Your On
                                                      7. Slumber (ft. Thomas Bush)
                                                      8. Deep Sleep
                                                      9. Caution

                                                      Shady Baby

                                                      Come To Life / Lonely Town

                                                        Last year, Nice Swan Records started the monthly ‘Nice Swan Introduces…’ series, shining a light on the most exciting emerging talent. Following releases with the likes of Sports Team, Pip Blom, FEET & FUR, the Series introduced a whole wave of new and exciting talent including Courting, Sprints, Malady, English Teacher & Opus Kink, which cemented the label as one of the country’s most exciting independent record labels for discovering the hottest new talent. Volume two of the series ha already unearthed Prima Queen, Deadletter and Saloon Dion and next up are Brighton’s Shady Baby.

                                                        It is with impeccable timing that the week after Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, the UK’s most famous multi venue event showcasing the best new music – Nice Swan Records, today, have announced their latest signing, Shady Baby – one of Brighton’s own! Shady Baby is the musical project of Brighton based Sam Leaver. Inspired by the sounds of Madchester & Britpop, and with a love for John Cooper Clarke, Leaver began making his own brand of angst ridden pop during the height of lockdown where songs were formed out of frustration whilst locked in his bedroom.

                                                        Having approached Brighton based producer Theo Verney (English Teacher, FEET, FUR, Egyptian Blue, TRAAMS etc) with his early demos, the two instantly formed a musical bond that has seen them work closely together in the studio ever since and Verney has helped hone the exciting sound of the debut tracks of Shady Baby.

                                                        Speaking on the track, Leaver said:

                                                        “‘Come To Life’ is an angry response to feeling like people treated you like shit but you let them get away with it. Feeling both angry at them but also at yourself for letting it happen.”

                                                        Leaver then enlisted the support of old childhood friend Laurie Debnam, on guitar after bumping into him at a house party in Brighton having not seen each other in a decade. Nick Varnava (Bass) and Tom Jackson (Drums) complete the line-up, having joined from other bands on the scene in the legendary musical city.

                                                        Chris Forsyth

                                                        Evolution Here We Come

                                                          To wit, if you think you know already what you’ll be getting into here heady, Television-esque multi-guitar jams played with motorik precision and a fiercely American intensity: you know, a Forsyth record well, go ahead and think that. I won’t stop you. Only . . . maybe the pulsing bass, curiously lurching drumbeat, and lunar synth squiggling of Sun Ra Arkestra maestro Marshall Allen that opens “Experimental & Professional” will set you back on your heels. But just for a moment, before Ryan Jewell’s drums and Tortoise alum Douglas McCombs’s bass twine into perfect alignment and then guitars played by Forsyth and Tom Malach (of Garcia Peoples) start chipping and hammering, twittering and sparring, the whole thing managing to evoke Remain in Light without sounding remotely like it.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. Experimental & Professional
                                                          2. Heaven For A Few
                                                          3. Bad Moon Risen
                                                          4. You're Going To Need Somebody
                                                          5. Hey, Evolution
                                                          6. Long Beach Idyll
                                                          7. Robot Energy Machine

                                                          The Snivelling Shits

                                                          I Can't Come - 2022 Reissue

                                                            The third ever release on Damaged Goods was the original vinyl version of this album. (FNARRLP3) ‘Terminal Stupid’, their one and only single was one of my favourite singles from 1977 and in 1988 I searched out lead singer Giovanni Dadomo and together we put together this album. It features both sides of their that 7” plus another track they released on the Beggars Banquet compilation ‘Streets’ (Beggars first release), although they had to change their name (to Arthur Comix) as Beggars were worried about the word ‘shits’ on the cover of their album! Anyway we found another six or so tracks, mastered it with Dave Goodman and put it out, at the time Gio had also unearthed one of the three tracks that he cowrote and recorded with The Damned, ‘There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause’ is included on the LP & CD. This is a review of the original album from the Trouser Press website....

                                                            “The hazard of anyone-can-do-it musical movements is what might get dragged in. Fortunately, the jokey Snivelling Shits - two London rock critics (singer Giovanni Dadomo and guitarist Dave Fudger) and such musician friends as Steve Nicol of the Hot Rods and bassist Steve Lillywhite - were sharply skilled at smuttily satirising the sounds of '77. As anthologised in this archival colored-vinyl document, the band's brief recording career (eight whole tracks, including the viciously irreverent "isgodaman?," originally released on a Beggars Banquet compilation LP under the name Arthur Comics?) included incisive swipes at the Sex Pistols, John Cooper Clarke ("I Wanna Be Your Biro") and the Velvet Underground.” That's history for you!

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1/Crossroads
                                                            2/I Can’t Come
                                                            3/Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi
                                                            4/I Wanna Be Your Biro
                                                            5/Bring Me The Head Of Yukio Mishima
                                                            6/Only 13
                                                            7/Terminal Stupid
                                                            8/Isgodaman?
                                                            9/There ‘Aint No Sanity Clause
                                                            10/Terminal Stupid (demo)
                                                            11/I Can’t Come (demo)
                                                            12/Isgodaman? (demo)

                                                            Norah Jones

                                                            Come Away With Me - 2022 Reissue

                                                              “One of the best debut albums of all time” – Rolling Stone

                                                              Come Away With Me, released in 2002 by a young, unknown singer on a traditionally un-pop label, was a unique blend of jazz, blues, country, folk and pop – and lifted off beyond imagination. To date, the album has sold nearly 30 million times, and has garnered multiple awards, including no less than eight Grammys®. This coming February marks this landmark album’s 20th anniversary and, to celebrate, Blue Note/UMe has worked with the artist and her team on a special collection that will reveal for the first time the full story of the making of this now-classic album.

                                                              4-LP & 3-CD DELUXE EDITIONS INCLUDE:
                                                              New remastering of Norah’s legendary debut album
                                                              22 unreleased tracks: demos, session outtakes, alternate versions & mixes
                                                              Norah’s earliest demos—the tracks that got Blue Note’s attention, and the demos she recorded for the label—some of which were released on the promo-only EP First Sessions
                                                              The full previously-unreleased original version of the album—including 11 unreleased cuts—produced by Craig Street and now newly-mixed by Tony Maserati, with alternate versions of well-known tracks and unheard performances
                                                              Premium packaging with an extensive booklet featuring new liner notes by Norah, rare session photos and detailed track annotations

                                                              ALSO AVAILABLE:
                                                              Newly remastered standalone 1-LP includes original gatefold packaging and brief liner notes from Norah, exclusive to this release
                                                              Newly remastered 1-CD jewelcase with liner notes from Norah
                                                              Dolby Atmos release of The Demos, First Sessions EP, and the Allaire Sessions

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              Standard Tracklisting
                                                              1. Don’t Know Why (Side A)
                                                              2. Seven Years (Side A)
                                                              3. Cold Cold Heart (Side A)
                                                              4. Feellin’ The Same Way (Side A)
                                                              5. Come Away With Me (Side A)
                                                              6. Shoot The Moon (Side A)
                                                              7. Turn Me On (Side A)
                                                              8. Lonestar (Side B)
                                                              9. I’ve Got To See You Again (Side B)
                                                              10. Painter Song (Side B)
                                                              11. One Flight Down (Side B)
                                                              12. Nightingale (Side B)
                                                              13. The Long Day Is Over (Side B)
                                                              14. The Nearness Of You (Side B)

                                                              Deluxe CD Tracklist
                                                              CD 1 | Come Away With Me - 20th Anniversary Remaster
                                                              1. Don’t Know Why
                                                              2. Seven Years
                                                              3. Cold Cold Heart
                                                              4. Feelin’ The Same Way
                                                              5. Come Away With Me
                                                              6. Shoot The Moon
                                                              7. Turn Me On
                                                              8. Lonestar
                                                              9. I’ve Got To See You Again
                                                              10. Painter Song
                                                              11. One Flight Down
                                                              12. Nightingale
                                                              13. The Long Day Is Over
                                                              14. The Nearness Of You
                                                              CD 2 | The Demos / First Sessions Outtakes / First Sessions EP
                                                              1. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                              2. Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
                                                              3. World Of Trouble
                                                              4. The Only Time
                                                              5. I Didn’t Know About You
                                                              6. Something Is Calling You Tabla Version
                                                              7. Just Like A Dream Today
                                                              8. When Sunny Gets Blue
                                                              9. What Am I To You
                                                              10. Hallelujah I Love Him So
                                                              11. Daydream
                                                              12. Don’t Know Why
                                                              13. Come Away With Me
                                                              14. Something Is Calling You
                                                              15. Turn Me On
                                                              16. Lonestar
                                                              17. Peace
                                                              Tracks 1-11 Previously Unreleased
                                                              Tracks 12-17 Previously Released As The Promo-only First Sessions EP
                                                              CD 3 | The Allaire Sessions
                                                              1. I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
                                                              2. I’ve Got To See You Again *
                                                              3. What Would I Do
                                                              4. Come Away With Me*
                                                              5. Picture In A Frame**
                                                              6. Nightingale*
                                                              7. Peace*
                                                              8. What Am I To You*
                                                              9. Painter Song*
                                                              10. Turn Me On*
                                                              11. A Little At A Time
                                                              12. One Flight Down*
                                                              13. Fragile
                                                              * Alternate Version
                                                              ** Alternate Mix
                                                              All Tracks Previously Unreleased Except “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” And “Picture In A Frame”
                                                              Original Recordings Produced By Jesse Harris, Todd Horton, Norah Jones, Jay Newland, Arif Mardin, & Craig Street
                                                              20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition: Produced By Eli Wolf

                                                              Super Deluxe 4LP Tracklisting:
                                                              LP 1 | Come Away With Me - 20th Anniversary Remaster
                                                              Side A
                                                              Don’t Know Why
                                                              Seven Years
                                                              Cold Cold Heart
                                                              Feelin’ The Same Way
                                                              Come Away With Me
                                                              Shoot The Moon
                                                              Turn Me On
                                                              Side B
                                                              Lonestar
                                                              I’ve Got To See You Again
                                                              Painter Song
                                                              One Flight Down
                                                              Nightingale
                                                              The Long Day Is Over
                                                              The Nearness Of You

                                                              LP 2 | The Demos
                                                              Side A
                                                              Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
                                                              Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
                                                              World Of Trouble
                                                              The Only Time
                                                              I Didn’t Know About You
                                                              Side B
                                                              Something Is Calling You Tabla Version
                                                              Just Like A Dream Today
                                                              When Sunny Gets Blue
                                                              What Am I To You
                                                              Hallelujah I Love Him So
                                                              Daydream

                                                              LP 3 | First Sessions EP
                                                              Side A
                                                              Don’t Know Why
                                                              Come Away With Me
                                                              Something Is Calling You
                                                              Side B
                                                              Turn Me On
                                                              Lonestar
                                                              Peace
                                                              Previously Released As A Promo-only CD

                                                              LP4 | The Allaire Sessions
                                                              Side A
                                                              I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight
                                                              I’ve Got To See You Again *
                                                              What Would I Do
                                                              Come Away With Me *
                                                              Picture In A Frame **
                                                              Nightingale *
                                                              Side B
                                                              Peace *
                                                              What Am I To You *
                                                              Painter Song *
                                                              Turn Me On *
                                                              A Little At A Time
                                                              One Flight Down *
                                                              Fragile
                                                              * Alternate Version
                                                              ** Alternate Mix
                                                              All Tracks Previously Unreleased Except “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” And “Picture In A Frame”

                                                              Original Recordings Produced By Jesse Harris, Todd Horton, Norah Jones, Jay Newland, Arif Mardin, & Craig Street

                                                              20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition: Produced By Eli Wolf

                                                              Article 58

                                                              Event To Come

                                                                Article 58, named after the Soviet classification for counter-revolutionaries, were formed in Scotland by Gerri McLaughlin (vocals), Douglas MacIntyre (guitars) and Ewan MacLennan (bass), with Stephen Lironi (drums) on these recordings. The group existed for a short period of time, burning brightly before burning out.

                                                                A single, ‘Event To Come’, was produced by Postcard Records’ Alan Horne and Malcolm Ross and released on Josef K manager Allan Campbell’s Rational label.

                                                                Article 58 were the opening group on many bills in Scotland, including support slots circa 1981 with A Certain Ratio, Scars, Josef K, Delmontes, Bauhaus, Restricted Code, among others.

                                                                Josef K invited Article 58 to support them on some dates in England to promote their only album, ’The Only Fun In Town’, after which Article 58 recorded tracks for an as-yet unreleased album. One track, ‘Reflection’, did surface on a cassette/ zine product (‘Irrational’) released by Rational Records. However the teenage tension and strain of all that accompanies being in a group proved too much and Article 58 split up at the end of 1981.

                                                                ‘Event To Come’ was to be the only single released by Article 58. The B side, ‘Icon’, is a previously unreleased recording. Both tracks are presented in a brand new sleeve designed by The Creeping Bent Organisation for release on the Optic Nerve label. 


                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                Side A
                                                                Event To Come
                                                                Side B
                                                                Icon

                                                                Come

                                                                Peel Sessions

                                                                  ‘Devasting, with slow, burning songs that shudder and wince’ NY TIMES

                                                                  Peel Sessions is an essential nine-track set catching Boston’s mighty Come at the peak of their powers. The collection includes two sessions recorded for John Peel in both 1992 and 1993, plus a previously unreleased live track ‘Clockface’ from 1991, unwrapping the blueprint of their sonic idealism. Raw, loud and live, exactly where the band’s dissonant blues noise rock originates.

                                                                  1992’s four track session is direct from their debut; but more mangled, strangled and abrasive. The follow-up set from a year later includes live favourite ‘Mercury Falls’ and ‘City Of Fun’ neither of which surfaced as studio recordings.

                                                                  The sessions feature the masterful guitar interplay of two central pivots of the post-post-punk and alternative noisnik underground, Chris Brokaw (Codeine, Pullman, Thurston Moore, Ryley Walker, Lemonheads) and Thalia Zedek (Uzi, Live Skull, solo). The session’s line-up is completed by the addition of Sean O'Brian and Arthur Johnson’s visceral bass and percussion, documenting an essential era for the band.

                                                                  Peel Sessions follows their recently released ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’ reissue, part of Fire Records forthcoming reissue series for the seminal group.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  Side A
                                                                  Dead Molly (Peel Session, 1992)
                                                                  Bell (Peel Session, 1992)
                                                                  William (Peel Session, 1992)
                                                                  Off To One Side (Peel Session, 1992)


                                                                  Side B

                                                                  Wrong Side (Peel Session, 1993)
                                                                  Sharen Vs. Karen (Peel Session, 1993)
                                                                  Mercury Falls (Peel Session, 1993)
                                                                  City Of Fun (Peel Session, 1993)
                                                                  Clockface (Live In Boston, 1991)

                                                                  Planningtorock, the nom-de-plume of Jam Roston, has been creating celebratory queer music with a political edge for over 15 years. Initally working with James Murphy and DFA, alongside releases on Chicks On Speed before starting their own imprint, Human Level; they've opened for LCD Soundsystem and contributed to some amazing collaborations with fellow culture subverters Peaches and The Knife.

                                                                  Comprised of three celebratory, joyful, saccarine-sweet house tracks, "Gay Dreams Do Come True" is Planningtorock’s aural mission to own their queer happiness, and to share that joy with anyone who wants to listen. Thru heavily manipulated vox, cheeky lyrics and super crisp digital beats, "Gay Dreams Do Come True" finds natural bedfellows alongside fellow PC Music innovators Sophie, Charlie XCX and GFOTY.

                                                                  'This song is a dedication to my love, my wife Riinu and to the Black trans women who fought for the rights we have today as queer, gay, non binary lesbians.' 

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  A1 Gay Dreams Do Come True
                                                                  A2 Gay Dreams Do Come True (Instrumental)
                                                                  B1 Girl You’ve Got My Heart
                                                                  B2 Her Heart Is Now My Home

                                                                  Daniel Blumberg

                                                                  The World To Come

                                                                    Daniel Blumberg has composed an enchanting new original score for Mona Fastvold’s critically acclaimed The World To Come. The film premiered at the 77th Venice Film Festival 2020 and was released in UK cinemas during Summer 2021. Highlighted as “a marvelous score” in Variety and “powerfully moving” by The Film Stage, the score includes the title track featuring Josephine Foster. Blumberg enlisted the talents of an ensemble of radical, internationally revered musicians, whilst the score was co-produced with world-renowned producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker).

                                                                    Released on Limited edition double clear vinyl and CD.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    A1 Opening (Dyer’s Farmhouse)
                                                                    A2 Nellie
                                                                    A3 Abigail’s Walk
                                                                    A4 Tallie
                                                                    A5 Flummoxed
                                                                    A6 Chicken Plucking
                                                                    A7 The Storm
                                                                    A8 Falling In Love
                                                                    B1 First Kiss
                                                                    B2 The Orchard
                                                                    B3 The Woods
                                                                    B4 Spying House
                                                                    B5 Thoughts And Townships
                                                                    B6 The Fire
                                                                    B7 Empty House
                                                                    B8 Tallie Missing
                                                                    C1 Finny Letter
                                                                    C2 Atlas
                                                                    C3 The Wagon
                                                                    C4 Love And Death
                                                                    C5 Rooftop
                                                                    C6 The World To Come
                                                                    D1 Abigail’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)
                                                                    D2 Tallie’s Theme (Brötzmann Solo)

                                                                    Warm Graves

                                                                    Ships Will Come

                                                                      'Ships Will Come' is the highly acclaimed debut album from Leipzig, Germany-based outfit Warm Graves. On the LP, Warm Graves deliver surreal, dream-like atmospherics that are underpinned by repetitive, organic rhythms and echoing vocals, performed by a self-taught choir composed of a collective of friends. Across the seven perfectly structured and interwoven tracks, Warm Graves create a sci-fi soundtrack that manages to be as gorgeously mesmerising and ethereal as it is anthemic and empowering. Originally released in 2014, the album is now being reissued by their new label home, the London-based Fuzz Club Records. Having spent the last few years out of sight and quietly working on new music, Jonas Wehner’s Warm Graves have now completed their long-awaited second album which is set to be released via Fuzz Club in 2022. Until then, their fantastic debut, ‘Ships Will Come’, is now available to stream/download on all digital platforms once again and will have a vinyl reissue arriving on December 3rd. Warm Graves have previously toured with Exploded View and Moon Duo and also supported The Soft Moon, Crystal Stilts, Efterklang and Moonface.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      1) Ravachol
                                                                      2) Penumbra
                                                                      3) Cold Women
                                                                      4) Ships Will Come
                                                                      5) Best Ezra
                                                                      6) Headlines
                                                                      7) Rouleaux 

                                                                      Hiss Golden Messenger

                                                                      O Come All Ye Faithful

                                                                        Conceptualized and written during the chaotic fall months of 2020, Hiss Golden Messenger’s O Come All Ye Faithful recorded shortly after the widely hailed Quietly Blowing It is a meditation on grace, loss, hope, and community. Explains songwriter M.C. Taylor, “Big, brash holiday music the type that we hear in big box stores in the middle of December has never resonated with me, and this past year it felt absolutely dissonant. I wanted to make a seasonal record that felt more in step with the way that I, and so many others, experience this time of year: quiet, contemplative, searching, and bittersweet.”

                                                                        Contributors to O Come All Ye Faithful include many members of Hiss Golden Messenger’s extended family, as well as special guests like GRAMMY Award winner Aoife O’Donovan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Erin Rae, and Buddy Miller. The tracklist includes new tunes written by Taylor, classic hymns, and renditions of songs by Spiritualized, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Woody Guthrie, all arranged in the inimitable Hiss Golden Messenger style. Adorned with a beautifully spare design created by celebrated artist Cody Hudson. The deluxe vinyl version of O Come All Ye Faithful includes an additional collection of remixes by Revelators, Taylor’s spiritual jazz and dub-influenced project with Cameron Ralston.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        SIDE A

                                                                        1 Hung Fire
                                                                        2 O Come All Ye Faithful
                                                                        3 Grace
                                                                        4 By The Lights Of St. Stephen
                                                                        5 Shine A Light

                                                                        SIDE B

                                                                        6 Joy To The World
                                                                        7 Silent Night
                                                                        8 Hanukkah Dance
                                                                        9 As Long As I Can See The Light 

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                                                                        SIDE C

                                                                        1 Shine
                                                                        2 Light
                                                                        3 Sounding Joy Dub

                                                                        SIDE D

                                                                        4 Grace Version
                                                                        5 King Of Angels Dub
                                                                        6 Silent

                                                                        Spiritualized

                                                                        Let It Come Down - 2021 Reissue

                                                                          Spiritualized and Fat Possum Records announce the final instalment of The Spaceman Reissue Program. The album is the fourth in this series of 180g double albums mastered by Alchemy Mastering, presented in a gatefold jacket with reworked artwork by Mark Farrow and available in both a standard black vinyl pressing and limited edition ivory-coloured vinyl.

                                                                          Let It Come Down saw Jason Pierce rebuilding Spiritualized after the core line-up dissolved following the intensive touring process of Ladies And Gentlemen... Dion’s Phil Spector-produced ‘Born To Be With You’ was an influence. The initial recordings were made at John Coxon’s studio before some 115 different musicians were brought into Air and Abbey Road Studios to work on these 11 songs. Spiritualized had always made wide-screen music but this time the movie theater was the size of the Coliseum

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          1. On Fire
                                                                          2. Do It All Over Again
                                                                          3. Don't Just Do Something
                                                                          4. Out Of Sight
                                                                          5. The Twelve Steps
                                                                          6. The Straight And The Narrow
                                                                          7. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
                                                                          8. Stop Your Crying
                                                                          9. Anything More
                                                                          10. Won't Get To Heave (The State I'm In)
                                                                          11. Lord Can You Hear Me

                                                                          Swedish multi-instrumentalist Joel Wästberg’s third album as sir Was following 2019’s “Holding On To A Dream”.

                                                                          Meditating on love, growth, self-acceptance, forgiveness, mortality and the passing of time, after realized a terminal health condition leaving him prone to strokes; “Let The Morning Come” contains his most candid writing to date. And yet, for all the heartache that comes with being cruelly confronted with one’s own mortality, the prevailing impression Wästberg leaves listeners with is one of hope, resulting in a collection that is life-affirming in the very truest sense.

                                                                          An artist renowned for conjuring dreamy melodies from unconventional arrangements, the album draws on the luxurious sounds of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, and utilizes an eclectic palette that encompasses complex polyrhythms, Medieval recorder harmonies and the languid sigh of a second hand Hammond organ. Wästberg sought to condense his songwriting, with the aim of evoking the immediacy of the music of his youth.

                                                                          Lyrically too, time is of the essence, as displayed in song titles like “Waiting For The Weekend”, “Before The Morning Comes”, “I Don’t Think We Should Wait” and “Time To Let It Out”.

                                                                          sir Was, praised initially by Stones Throw Records founder Peanut Butter Wolf, has received support around the world with multiple plays on BBC 6 Music & BBC Radio 1, KCRW, Radio Nova, Radio Eins and more. Alongside this, he has performed and collaborated with Little Dragon, Efterklang’s Clasper Clausen, Falle Nioke (on the recent collaborative “Marasi” EP) and Junip, as well as performing at Eurosonic, Mad Cool and Benicassim Festivals.


                                                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                          Millie says: Dreamy melodies and sensitive electronic beats, if Sir Was aim was to evoke nostalgia then it worked perfectly, it’s taken me right back. Definitely check this out if you like Foals, Tame Impala, it’s that kind of vibe but more toned down… just Indie music at it’s best.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Hope We’ll Make It Through
                                                                          I Need A Minute
                                                                          Spend A Lifetime
                                                                          Before The Morning Comes
                                                                          One Day
                                                                          I Don’t Think We Should Wait
                                                                          Waiting For The Weekend
                                                                          You Float
                                                                          I Wanna Feel Like That
                                                                          Time To Let It Out

                                                                          Come

                                                                          Don't Ask Don't Tell - Expanded Edition

                                                                            In 1994 Come responded to the difficult-second-album stereotype with the hypnotic, intense and emotional masterpiece ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’. Featuring the original line-up of Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw, Sean O’ Brien and Arthur Johnson, the Boston band broadened their sound by slowing down the tempos and creating a dense urban stream of consciousness that mixes noise, city blues and… catharsis. The album hits you immediately as one of the greatest dissident records ever made.

                                                                            Lovingly remastered, this expanded edition includes 'Wrong Sides', an additional albums worth of b-sides and unreleased tracks, including the band's very first single 'Car' and their last recorded song, 'Cimarron', featuring this core line-up. These gems showcase the rawness and incredible growth of a band completely in command of their songwriting and at the same time paying homage to some of their punk roots with beautiful renditions of Swell Maps 'Loin Of The Surf' and X's 'Adult Books'. Also Includes new artwork with unearthed photos and fresh liner notes by the band.

                                                                            Dissident from traditional rock this is a band playing music that thematically and structurally seems to pull from old Europa, from Eastern folk and modernist classical music as much as US and UK rock. Dissident from traditional ideas about singing and songwriting Thalia’s (ex of Live Skull) presence on songs like ‘Yr Reign’ and the astonishing closer ‘Arrive’ isn’t the pushy self-aggrandizement of a lead singer but the internal voice of the eternal migrant, someone who knows about survival, hiding, how living between multiple worlds can become its own refuge of distance, its own sanctuary of unbelonging Don’t Ask Don’t Tell emerged from a period of cohesion, a break from the tight and hectic touring schedule Come had been plunged into after the acclaim accorded 11:11, and you can hear that increased focus in every moment the layers of guitars and feedback are even more precise, the structuring of songs takes on a new openness and ambition, and the whole narrative arc of the record from ‘Finish Line’ to ‘Arrive’ is more exquisitely realised and sequenced.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            Don't Ask Don't Tell - Disc 1
                                                                            A1 Finish Line
                                                                            A2 Mercury Falls
                                                                            A3 Yr Reign
                                                                            A4 Poison
                                                                            A5 Let's Get Lost
                                                                            B1 String
                                                                            B2 German Song
                                                                            B3 In/Out
                                                                            B4 Wrong Side
                                                                            B5 Arrive

                                                                            Wrong Sides - Disc 2
                                                                            A1 Car
                                                                            A2 Last Mistake
                                                                            A3 Submerge
                                                                            A4 Loin Of The Surf
                                                                            A5 SVK
                                                                            B1 German Song (Demo)
                                                                            B2 Adult Books
                                                                            B3 Who Jumped In My Grave
                                                                            B4 Angelhead
                                                                            B5 Cimarron

                                                                            Anne Briggs

                                                                            The Time Has Come - 2021 Reissue

                                                                              ‘The Time Has Come’ is an absolute master class on words and guitar twisting into one another - the poetry goes beyond simple observation into deeply personal and profound lore. A timeless document of sweet and haunting melodies. My favorite record of all time.’ Ryley Walker. // "I've never written songs, regularly, because I never considered myself a song-writer. I've only ever really considered myself a ballad singer, which is what is most important to me. The stories... the ancient nature of the situations and the human condition. And obviously, it's changed so much over the centuries that those songs have been sung, but it always retains that essence of something that's universal... to humanity, and I've always wanted to touch that. I think I wanted to understand people; I think I wanted to understand myself. It's a way of finding the truth. I felt I belonged to that music.” Anne Briggs // Offering some of her first original compositions, ‘The Time Has Come’ was a break from tradition in more ways than one for Anne Briggs.

                                                                              Where previous recordings displayed the unaccompanied melodies of her voice, this album - originally released by CBS in 1971 - brings additional instrumentation in the form of guitar and bouzouki. The result is that her vocals are not submerged, but heightened - the plucked strings providing the perfect foil for her crystalline inflection. ‘The Time Has Come’ is a mix of Anne’s own songs alongside some notable covers (Lal Waterson, Steve Ashley, Stan Ellison, Henry McCulloch). All are graced with the quietly self-assured elegance of Anne’s playing, with sounds ranging from the breezy ‘Clea Caught A Rabbit’ to the terrible beauty of ‘Wishing Well’ - each song typifying the bouzouki or guitar style. To say that Anne was an accomplished picker is to do her something of an disservice - the intricacy of her finger-work rivals - and more often than not eclipses - any number of her contemporaries.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1 Sandman's Song
                                                                              2 Highlodge Hare
                                                                              3 Fire And Wine
                                                                              4 Step Right Up
                                                                              5 Ride, Ride
                                                                              6 The Time Has Come
                                                                              7 Clea Caught A Rabbit
                                                                              8 Tangled Man
                                                                              9 Wishing Well
                                                                              10 Standing On The Shore
                                                                              11 Tidewave
                                                                              12 Everytime
                                                                              13 Fine Horseman 

                                                                              I always wonder about music from across the Pennines. Given it's northern proximity and rugged Yorkshire spirit, murmurings from our Leeds-based cousins has been relatively quiet of late.

                                                                              Cue, "Boundless" the latest in a series of compilations from the respected label. It follows last year’s "Come Stay With Me" compilation, a fundraiser for local artists, and "Side to Side" a callout to support women, marginalized genders and LGBTQ+ artists. The album features a collection of 10 new and eclectic tracks from an exceptionally talented group of artists including hypnotic Punjabi folk artist Satnam Galsian, DJ and sound artist Nik Nak, alt funk rock collective Blue Kubricks and poet-rapper Knomad Spock.

                                                                              If you're stuck in the sometimes insular bubble of Manchester music, then it's refreshingly and inspiring to see a load of bands and artists also following their independent spirit an

                                                                              Choice moments for me are the 'Lewis Capaldi on auto tune', intimate indie-pop epic, "Even When It Hurts" by Seth Oraeki. The psychedelic electro-folk of Dwellhead (recalling the embryonic Bibio...) and the rawkus tropical-rock-n-roll of KAIROS.

                                                                              From tasteful, electronic-leaning indie, new soul and experimental pop to the more traditional band set ups, the compilation is a brilliantly curated snapshot of the Leeds music scene right now.



                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Seth Oraeki - Even When It Hurts 
                                                                              2. Dwellhead - Butterfly Soup 
                                                                              3. Denmarc Creary - Blame Game 
                                                                              4. KAIROS - Cruel 
                                                                              5. NikNak - Whispers 
                                                                              6. Knomad Spock - Fate 
                                                                              7. Satnam Galsian - Ride On/Take Me With You 
                                                                              8. Cosy Room Music - Telemi 
                                                                              9. Laeeqa - Blossom 
                                                                              10. Blue Kubricks - 4 Seasons Of Elizabeth

                                                                              ESG

                                                                              Come Away With - Repress

                                                                                Come Away With ESG - 35-year anniversary release of the classic genre-busting debut album by the Bronx sisters ESG. The sample-friendly opus that’s the inspiration for hip-hop, house and post punk. Music that falls outside of the no wave, new wave and post punk library, it’s for the dance floor but it’s not funk, there’s no horns, no driving organ; it’s the opposite of Sly And The Family Stone but no less cool and no less groovy. “A lasting document of their unique brand of minimal funk that would influence subsequent post-punk, hip-hop, and dance music acts. Stripped down to the most basic of drumbeats and rudimentary bass lines, ‘Come Away’ confirms the notion that the real rhythm is what happens between the beats.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. Come Away
                                                                                2. Dance
                                                                                3. You Make No Sense
                                                                                4. Parking Lot Blues
                                                                                5. Chistelle
                                                                                6. About You
                                                                                7. It’s Alright
                                                                                8. Moody ( Spaced Out )
                                                                                9. Tiny Sticks
                                                                                10. The Beat
                                                                                11. My Love For You

                                                                                Hall & Oates

                                                                                You Make My Dreams Come True/ Gotta Love Nerve (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                  Purple coloured 7" Vinyl single. Never before released in UK

                                                                                  Terry De Castro

                                                                                  A View To A Kill (RSD21 EDITION)

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                                                                                    IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 6PM ON THE SAME DAY (SATURDAY JUNE 12TH).


                                                                                    Wedding Present bass player covering Duran Duran James Bnd theme and Wedding Present track

                                                                                    The Wedding Present & Friends

                                                                                    Not From Where I'm Standing

                                                                                      Come Play With Me proudly presents a collection of 20 Bond themes covered by current and former members of The Wedding Present. 100% of the profits from its sale will be donated to the ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’ (CALM). Questioned about the origins of the project, David Gedge of The Wedding Present said: “Where do ideas like this come from? Well, I can tell you that this one was born during a soundcheck in New Zealand, in 2013, when the band were playing around with the main melody of the classic Bond theme ‘You Only Live Twice’. We decided then that, one day, we should probably attempt to cover this amazing song. We ended up doing just that dur-ing the recording sessions for our ‘Going, Going...’ album in Studios La Fabrique (Saint-R my-de-Provence, France). And that was that. For a while, anyway. During a later tour, drummer Charles Layton was driving the van and I was sitting in the front passenger seat. On journeys like these Charlie would often plant little seeds of ideas into my mind, knowing that I would go away, think about it, and then return with some kind of master plan.

                                                                                      “You should release a compilation of Bond songs,” he declared. And that was all that he needed to say, really. Most of the themes from the Bond films would effortlessly feature in a list of my favourite ever pieces of music, so I was never not going to be excited by the idea of re-imaginings of twenty of them! One of the defining moments of my career was when I per-formed with the BBC Big Band in 2009 and got to meet Derek Watkins, who had played the lead trumpet on every single one of the Bond themes up until his death in 2013. And then came another idea. Each of the artists on this proposed compilation would be required to have a physical connection to Cinerama or The Wedding Present. I liked the unifying feel of that. I suppose it appealed to the collector in me. None of the artists I approached asked for payment for their track and so the obvious thing to do was to make this a benefit album. The ‘CALM’ organisation was suggested to me as a charity that’s doing great work and, af-ter we’d heard more, we were keen to support it. Throw in a beautiful sleeve design and here, seven years after that fateful sound check in Auckland, you have The Wedding Pre-sent... and their lovely friends... saluting the astounding music of Bond. James Bond.”.

                                                                                      The Wedding Present are a band that have always been keen to explore new ways to showcase their music but this album also serves as a fascinating insight into the strength and diversity of the musicians that have been members... as well as revealing their favourite Bond tunes! In addition to the expected contributions from Cinerama and The Wedding Present, the album features a first ‘super-group’ outing for ‘Sleeper featuring David Gedge’ and also a solo rendition of Louis Armstrong’s classic ‘We Have All The Time In The World’ by David himself. There's also, potentially, the first-ever Ukrainian-language cover of a Madonna track!

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      View To A Kill - Terry De Castro
                                                                                      James Bond Theme - The Sleazoids
                                                                                      Live And Let Die - The Donalds
                                                                                      Nobody Does It Better - Samuel Beer-Pearce
                                                                                      Die Another Day - The Ukrainians
                                                                                      You Only Live Twice - The Wedding Present
                                                                                      The World Is Not Enough - Maria Scaroni
                                                                                      For Your Eyes Only - Klee
                                                                                      Skyfall - Such Small Hands
                                                                                      Goldfinger - Simone White
                                                                                      Diamonds Are Forever - Cinerama
                                                                                      Thunderball - The Legendary Len Liggins
                                                                                      On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Shaun Charman
                                                                                      Goldeneye - Follow The Moths
                                                                                      Tomorrow Never Dies - Danielle Wadey & Charles Layton
                                                                                      Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang - Sleeper Featuring David Lewis Gedge
                                                                                      We Have All The Time In The World - David Lewis Gedge
                                                                                      The Man With The Golden Gun - Jetstream Pony
                                                                                      All Time High - Minitel
                                                                                      From Russia With Love - Graeme Ramsay

                                                                                      Emma Kupa

                                                                                      It Will Come Easier

                                                                                        Following successes fronting Mammoth Penguins and (the much missed) Standard Fare, Emma Kupa releases her first full length solo album It Will Come Easier. “The title is a hopeful line, and one that is important to me – it is something I try to hold onto when things feel difficult”. The album delves through the trials and tribulations of attempting to navigate through the crossroads of your early thirties. Direct, raw and frank, Kupa leads us through her tender reflections on relationship regrets, the torment and pressure to succeed, and the dichotomy of now finding herself tending to choose logic over impulse - “does her smile light up your heart, or do you just want to get under her shirt?” she asks on Does It Feel New. Picking up from the intimate family portraits of her debut solo EP, Home Cinema, this is her most personal collection of songs yet.

                                                                                        “The album explores aspects of love, escapism and fidelity, but there’s also a thread which is about ac-cepting feelings of hopelessness when you don’t quite meet the many pressures of life’s expectations”. Despite the brutal directness of the subject matter, It Will Come Easier has an audible freshness and spring to its step. The optimistic jaunt of Nothing At All defies the futility in being unable to influence a particularly toxic situation. I Keep An Eye out is a follow up to Half Sister, written for the eponymous sibling that doesn’t know of Emma. Written and recorded over several years, Kupa felt she needed to give these 10 tracks some emotional space before releasing the record. Joined by bandmates from both Mammoth Penguins and Suggested Friends (Mark Boxall and Faith Taylor, respectively), alongside Laura Ankles, Joe Bear, Rory McVicar and Carmela Pietrangelo, the instrumenta-tion is more diverse than in previous Kupa bands. From the sparse, evocative strings of Hey Love and the simple piano backing of unexpected wedding drama in Crying Behind The Marquee, through to the grinding synths of CP Reprise, there’s textural flourishes abound that bely her background fronting noisy three-piece indiepop outfits. With nods to Dusty Springfield, The Unthanks and The Postal Service, It Will Come Easier is a mesmerising journey through early adulthood, poignant and expertly detailed. Emma Kupa currently fronts Mammoth Penguins, and The Hayman Kupa Band alongside Darren Hayman. She ini-tially made her name with Standard Fare, whom called it a day at the peak of their success in 2013. Her insightful warmth, eye for lyrical detail and powerful, idiosyncratic voice has made her a firm favourite amongst fans and critics alike. 

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1) Does It Feel New
                                                                                        A2) I Keep An Eye Out
                                                                                        A3) Hey Love
                                                                                        A4) Nawlins
                                                                                        A5) No Easy Way Out
                                                                                        B1) When Our Toes Are Long Enough
                                                                                        B2) Nothing At All
                                                                                        B3) CP Reprise
                                                                                        B4) Another No
                                                                                        B5) Crying Behind The Marquee

                                                                                        The King & City reissue series continues with Paul Robinson's disco boogie jam Come On Sister. Moving from the Lovers sound of his early productions, his first solo recording was aimed straight at the blues, clubs and pirate stations of South London and beyond - a prolific artist on the rise.

                                                                                        Appearing as a 13 year old protegee drummer in The Simeons, recording for the legendary Freedom Sounds label out of Kingston; to forming the influential Roots / Lovers Rock outfit One Blood; then vocalist in the Nick Straker Band; and through to a 30 year career as "dubplate" producer / singer Barry Boom, Robinson is a man of talents and serious legacy.

                                                                                        This highly sought after debut, part of Neville King and Lee Laing's family of labels, followed releases in One Blood and productions for female Lovers groups Blood Sisters and Charisma. A pure disco boogie party cut, Come On Sister sees the Robinson family hit the Brit funk.

                                                                                        In label style, the flip is given the Discomix treatment, here by up and coming digger, dealer and producer, Bruno (Perfect Lives). Letting the horns, dub bass and drums build in anticipation before the keys and guitar join and it all drops to Robinson's vocals - Come On Sister.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        A1. Come On Sister
                                                                                        A2. Come On Sister (instrumental)
                                                                                        B1. Come On Sister (Bruno Discomix) 

                                                                                        Dashboard Confessional

                                                                                        Places You Have Come To Fear The Most

                                                                                          The long-awaited first-ever vinyl pressing of Dashboard Confessional’s The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most finally arrives in 2020. The monumental emo album, produced in 2001 by original collaborator James Paul Wisner, marked the first time Chris Carrabba’s hyper-personal acoustic singalongs were amplified by additional instrumentation. Vinyl collectors and fans alike will finally be able to add the iconic emo anthem “Screaming Infidelities”, as well as cult favorites like “Again I Go Unnoticed” and the title track to their collections.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. The Brilliant Dance 
                                                                                          2. Screaming Infidelities 
                                                                                          3. The Best Deceptions 
                                                                                          4. This Ruined Puzzle 
                                                                                          5. Saints And Sailors 
                                                                                          6. The Good Fight 
                                                                                          7. Standard Lines 
                                                                                          8. Again I Go Unnoticed 
                                                                                          9. The Places You Have Come To Fear The Most 
                                                                                          10. This Bitter Pill

                                                                                          Makaya McCraven

                                                                                          Where We Come From

                                                                                            Taken from live improvisation to live sampling & recomposition to borderdefying beat collage – a new jazz mixtape tells a many-splendored tale of Trans-Atlantic collaboration in constant cadence. The vinyl edition of Where We Come From (CHICAGOxLONDON Mixtape) is a split-label release with London’s Total Refreshment Centre.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            A1. Halls
                                                                                            A2. McCraven On The Mic
                                                                                            A3. Ox Tales
                                                                                            A4. Suite For Artis Gilmore
                                                                                            A5. Jupiter Jawn
                                                                                            A6. The Oracle
                                                                                            B1. The Bounce!
                                                                                            B2. King Drive, '86 Cutlass, No Plates
                                                                                            B3. Run 'Dem
                                                                                            B4. Too Shy
                                                                                            B5. Drums&Bruk&FeelTheVibe
                                                                                            B6. Birthday Solo
                                                                                            B7. TRC Thank You Outro
                                                                                            B8. Where We Come From

                                                                                            Sweet Williams

                                                                                            Where Does The Time Come From

                                                                                              Rumbling, angular post-punk FFO: The For Carnation, Lungfish, The Breeders, My Bloody Valentine, Hey Colossus. "it's the ugliness of this that makes it beautiful to me" - Jon Hillcock, BBC 6 Music // The Sweet Williams on new album Where Does The Time Come From is one Thomas House, a South coast native guitarist and songwriter whose bands have a habit of dissolving. This latest LP contains ten post-punk infused songs of an almost brutalist nature, House's music in its purest form, performed almost entirely by himself.

                                                                                              The first single is 'Ride A Gold Snail', a rumbling post-rock juggernaut that sets a backwards drum beat to a filthy, holding pattern bassline, with guitar amps on the verge of burning out and elliptical, elusive lyrics. "It's probably my most romantic song," says House. The video was shot and assembled in Zaragoza, Spain, the town House calls home since October of 2018 In 2016, the Sweet Williams line-up responsible for the open, organic sound of that year's album 'Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight' dissolved in a potent formula of work, babies, babies and work. Armed with a clutch of new songs and no time to break in a new band, House repaired to Agricultural Audio in the heart of rural Sussex with trusted producer Ben Hampson and set to work. The resulting recordings reflected House's fascination with, and horror for, busted mechanics; in place of the live band's fluid, entropic interplay, structured patterns lurch and correct, a crowbar jammed in every gear. "It doesn't represent a performance," he explains. "It represents the songs as I hear them in my head." However, the record was not conceived in a bathysphere.

                                                                                              These compositions could be seen as the culmination of twenty-plus years playing in countless bands, from the incandescent fury of House's old vehicle Charlottefield, to the discipline honed on guitar in post-punk stalwarts Joeyfat, to a newfound confidence in vocal texture and melody in Haress. Lyrical themes cover love, dread, betrayal, bliss, injustice, death, sex, the end of the world. You might struggle to ascertain the narrative. House takes an impressionistic approach to his subject matter. "My dad read me Elidor and The Owl Service when I was sick as a kid. And his own made up stuff. There's another world behind this one." After the bracing opening two tracks, the celebratory 'Stop It I'm Killing You' and its stinging hangover 'Stunt Freeze', the album proceeds to its dusky heart. By the time of 'Two Golden Sisters', House's hands barely brush the strings of his guitar as he croons to the memory of a long lost love.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Stop It I'm Killing You
                                                                                              2. Stunt Freeze
                                                                                              3. Fifties
                                                                                              4. RF
                                                                                              5. Very Long Division
                                                                                              6. Ride A Gold Snail
                                                                                              7. Rusted Mouth
                                                                                              8. Two Golden Sisters
                                                                                              9. Facing East
                                                                                              10. Discomforter

                                                                                              Azymuth

                                                                                              Aguia Nao Come Mosca

                                                                                                Golden-era, 1977, Brazilian jazz-funk-fusion album from the legendary Azymuth. Lush Rhodes, soaring synths and fusion guitars from Malheiros and Bertrami combine with the inimitable drum grooves from Ivan “Mamao” Conti that create the signature Azymuth sound. The album moves from mellow soulful moods, into screaming disco-jazz-fusion, samba funk, synth boogie and ends with a tough 160bpm Batucada workout.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Voo Sobre O Horizonte
                                                                                                Aguia Nao Come Mosca
                                                                                                Despertar
                                                                                                Tarde
                                                                                                Circo Marimbondo
                                                                                                Tamborim, Cuica, Ganza, Berimbau
                                                                                                A Presa
                                                                                                A Caca
                                                                                                Falcon Love Call (Armazem No 2)
                                                                                                Aguia Negra X Dragao Negro

                                                                                                Technological force-of-nature Leafcutter John teams up with fellow stalwarts of idiosyncratic electronica Border Community for the release of his masterful seventh artist album: the small-yet- perfectly formed joyously utopian artefact ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’.

                                                                                                Interweaving layers of lyrical modular synth and occasional guest drums (from Tom Skinner and Sebastian Rochford) with a set of field recordings collected during his sixty mile walk along the Norfolk coastal path during the summer of 2017, these seven bright-eyed folk anthems sing with positivity and a sense of place and see Leafcutter John on career-defining form.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                Doing The Beeston Bump
                                                                                                Yes! Come Parade With
                                                                                                Us
                                                                                                Pillar
                                                                                                Elephant Bones
                                                                                                Stepper Motor
                                                                                                This Way Out
                                                                                                Dunes

                                                                                                Come Out to Play bridges the gap between my previous two singles and combines the pad soundscape of Whispers with the angular unpredictability of Alone Again - though Come Out to Play is far more upbeat and lighthearted in terms of musical and lyrical themes.

                                                                                                Musically it draws inspiration from the classic songwriters of the 60/70s, but also harks to Aztec Camera and the Smiths. I've been told that it sounds as if Johnny Marr had joined the Beatles / Beach Boys in the studio for a day which is a huge compliment.

                                                                                                It is probably the catchiest chorus I’ve written to date, and it’s become a crowd favourite at gigs (not least because of my anecdotal monologue, with a slice of crowd interaction, before I play the song).

                                                                                                Lyrically, the song is a journey through the life of a shy, introverted person, and their struggle to socialise. There’s never an explicit reason why, but there are hints that they’re hoping for something more (“But I just keep holding on, for a day to reminisce on…”). Each verse is a different stage of his life, represented by the references to different seasons, but it’s in the last verse where our character sees himself in his son and tells him not to make the same mistakes he has made.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. Come Out To Play
                                                                                                2. Whispers
                                                                                                3. Alone Again
                                                                                                4. Burning Moon
                                                                                                5. Whatever Happened To John? 

                                                                                                30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of Pixies’ Debut EP and Album, Come On Pilgrim and Surfer Rosa, includes Bonus 1986 Radio Concert Live From The Fallout Shelter

                                                                                                “An unparalleled example of rule-smashing innovation in independent music.” Pitchfork

                                                                                                “Smack in between hardcore punk and alternative, their secret weapon was leaping from sweet to screaming, driving a spike into Eighties rock.” Rolling Stone

                                                                                                “Surfer Rosa quickly cemented itself as a must-have album (and) 30 years on, its aged into timelessness rather than becoming a period piece.” The Quietus

                                                                                                It’s been thirty years since the release of Surfer Rosa – a record made up of rage, religion, gore, incest and superheroes named Tony – a debut album so good that it’s since seen as a masterpiece. A year prior came Come On Pilgrim, an eight-track mini-album released in 1987 which contained cuts culled from their first ever studio session, where they famously recorded seventeen tracks in just three days (in full, this session makes up the band’s much bootlegged and now officially released The Purple Tape).

                                                                                                These formative records showed the Pixies to be an alien breed; four oddball outsiders from Boston blending US underground thrash rock, indie surf pop and Spanish-language flamenco with the Biblical mythology of Frances’s childhood. They would go on to record another masterpiece in 1989’s Doolittle but it’s the gruesome glory of Surfer Rosa, and the ruined sexuality of its cover image (a topless flamenco dancer in a crumbling Mexican bar) that set a fresh blueprint for an indie rock dynamism that not only planted the seeds of grunge (Kurt Cobain would admit that he was trying to imitate the record while writing Nevermind) but of much of the best rock music made since.

                                                                                                To celebrate this milestone, Pixies are playing fi ve sold-out intimate shows at London’s Roundhouse this October and preceding them is the release of Come On Pilgrim… It’s Surfer Rosa, the thirtieth anniversary edition which contains Come On Pilgrim, Surfer Rosa and Live From The Fallout Shelter, a concert-cum-session that first aired in late-1986 on WJUL in Lowell, MA.


                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                CD1/LP1
                                                                                                Caribou
                                                                                                Vamos (Pilgrim)
                                                                                                Isla De Encanta
                                                                                                Ed Is Dead
                                                                                                The Holiday Song
                                                                                                Nimrod's Son
                                                                                                I've Been Tired
                                                                                                Levitate Me

                                                                                                CD2/LP2
                                                                                                Bone Machine
                                                                                                Break My Body
                                                                                                Something Against You
                                                                                                Broken Face
                                                                                                Gigantic
                                                                                                River Euphrates
                                                                                                Where Is My Mind?
                                                                                                Cactus
                                                                                                Tony's Theme
                                                                                                Oh My Golly!
                                                                                                Vamos (Surfer Rosa)
                                                                                                I'm Amazed
                                                                                                Brick Is Red

                                                                                                CD3/LP3
                                                                                                Holiday Song (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                I'm Amazed (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Rock A My Soul (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Isla De Encanta (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Caribou (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Broken Face (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Subbacultcha (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Build High (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Ed Is Dead (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Nimrod's Son (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Down To The Well (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                I've Been Tired (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Boom Chicka Boom (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Vamos (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                In Heaven (Live From The Fallout Shelter)
                                                                                                Pixies Interview (Live From The Fallout Shelter) (CD Only)

                                                                                                Lorenzo Senni

                                                                                                The Shape Of RemixXxes To Come

                                                                                                  Italian electronic artist and sound composer Lorenzo Senni releases a two track remix 12” for his essential trance-indebted classic ‘XAllegroX’, via Warp.

                                                                                                  Having founded the respected experimental label Presto!? and crafted some of the most unique dance music of the last decade, Lorenzo’s latest release showcases his sound reworked by Presto!? labelmates and friends; masked Detroit mainstay DJ Stingray and acclaimed German sound experimentalist Hecker.

                                                                                                  Originally released on Warp in September 2017, ‘XAllegroX / The Shape Of Trance To Come’ saw Lorenzo serve up two of his most distinctive deconstructions and augmentations of ‘90s trance archetypes, championed by Aphex Twin, Dixon, Pete Tong and Pitchfork.

                                                                                                  With each remixer revered in their own lane, the new 12” sees DJ Stingray (Tresor, Clone, Diagonal Records), turn in an ominous offering built to scald the biggest rooms and the sweatiest basements - stripping back the original with a blown out bassline darkening and disrupting the bright-lit synths that reach endlessly upwards. Whilst Florian Hecker (Editions Mego, PAN, Rephlex) subverts the euphoria by driving it to its inevitable melancholic endpoint, relentless repetition without resolve transfigures the sound into a skeletal remnant of its original state.

                                                                                                  ‘The Shape Of RemiXXXes To Come’ follows the release of Lorenzo and Francesco Fantini’s original score for Yuri Ancarani’s film ‘The Challenge’ about the lifestyles of the Qatari super-rich, released on Warp in March. The new club-ready edits also arrive in the middle of another busy period for Lorenzo - last month he headlined a sold out London show and he’ll be performing live at Sonar in Barcelona for their 25th anniversary.

                                                                                                  Fatboy Slim

                                                                                                  You've Come A Long Way Baby - Deluxe 20th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                  One of Fatboy Slim's crowning glories, "You've Come A Long Way Baby" saw the Brighton luminary take the big beat grenade and detonate it overground, taking the sound to the clubs, beaches, adverts and coffee tables of Great Britain and beyond. If you were conscious in 1998 it was impossible to ignore this album, with companies queuing up to align themselves with the coolest new trend in club land. Fatboy himself used the platform to elevate his Big Beach Boutique brand - two phenomenal parties on Brighton beach (the first seeing 65K revellers, the second - 250K!!); the likes of which sadly, I doubt, we will ever see again. I can personally remember exactly where I was the first time I heard "Rockafella Skank" and to me this is up there with "Dig Your Own Hole", "Music For The Jilted Generation" and "Homework" as one of the most iconic dance music albums of the nineties. I wasn't old enough to hear the tracks in the club, but its cultural impact travelled up and down the generational ladder from everyone at high school to people's Mum's cleaning the kitchen.

                                                                                                  A celebratory 20th anniversary reissue as part of BMG’s ‘Art of The Album’ series showcasing seminal albums that broke new ground in concept, production, song writing, and genre, leaving a lasting legacy as a complete album work of art. Deluxe edition CD and LP format packaging including 180g gatefold vinyl, 6 page 12” roll-fold booklet (LP), 12” display art card (LP) and 28 page booklet (CD).

                                                                                                  Exclusive anniversary sleeve notes from Ralph Moore (Editor at Large, Mixmag) and album timeline from Damian Harris (Skint Records).
                                                                                                  Number one on the UK albums chart, number one in New Zealand, number two in Australia and number thirty-four on the US Billboard 200 containing four top ten singles. These tell a beautifully story much better than I can hear and really give creedence to this golden age of dance music that Norman was spearheading.

                                                                                                  Ranked number 81 in Q magazine's readers' poll of the "100 Greatest British Albums Ever".

                                                                                                  Brit Awards: Best Dance Act 1999, 2001. Brit Awards: British Single 1999 (nominee), Male Solo Artist 1999 (nominee).


                                                                                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                  Matt says: Makin' me all teary eyed comes this 20th anniversary of THAT, seminal, big beat opus. The one that broke the sound overground, if you don't end up watching youtube videos of Brighton Beach I'll eat me slipmats...

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  Right Here, Right Now 6:28
                                                                                                  The Rockafeller Skank 6:54
                                                                                                  Fucking In Heaven 3:55
                                                                                                  Gangster Tripping 5:20
                                                                                                  Build It Up - Tear It Down 5:05
                                                                                                  Kalifornia 5:53
                                                                                                  Soul Surfing 4:57
                                                                                                  You're Not From Brighton 5:21
                                                                                                  Praise You 5:24
                                                                                                  Love Island 5:18
                                                                                                  Acid 8000 7:28

                                                                                                  Roy Harper

                                                                                                  Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith

                                                                                                    Originally released in 1967.

                                                                                                    Produced by Shel Talmy.

                                                                                                    Orchestral arrangements by Keith Mansfield.

                                                                                                    Remastered audio reissued on 180gm vinyl.

                                                                                                    Packaged in deluxe gatefold sleeve.

                                                                                                    Printed heavy inner sleeve including lyrics, extra notes and images.

                                                                                                    Artwork redesign by Harry Pearce.

                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    Freak Suite
                                                                                                    You Don’t Need Money
                                                                                                    Aging Raver
                                                                                                    In A Beautiful Rambling Mess
                                                                                                    All You Need Is
                                                                                                    What You Have
                                                                                                    Circle
                                                                                                    Highgate Cemetery
                                                                                                    Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith

                                                                                                    When the city starts to encroach on the forest, nature will find a way to reclaim what is rightfully hers. Snapped Ankles come as messengers. On debut album Come Play The Trees they hold a mirror up to us. They’re here to plant the seed. They’re here to have a good time, but never at the expense of their natural habitat.

                                                                                                    Snapped Ankles have emerged from the woods clutching an album that feels simultaneously modern and ancient. This is what dance music will sounds like when computers finally fail us. Log synths, bass guitar and sticks on taut animal skin coalesce to form fearsome primal rhythms. Fuzz guitars rubbing up against dirty rolling arpeggiated synthesisers to ignite wild white noise fires. Forest folklore passed down through generations, has made its way onto the tracks. Subjects veer from dystopian futures to railing against Swedish flat-pack furniture, from the films of Jean-Luc Godard and Andrei Tarkovsky to throwaway YouTube comments. High art and cultural detritus are all fair game - a brave new world indeed.

                                                                                                    • This is Snapped Ankles debut album

                                                                                                    • Since relocating to bohemian East London, the woodwose have integrated seamlessly into the creative firmament, setting up camp at the Total Refreshment Centre

                                                                                                    • The videos for singles ‘Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin’ and ‘I Want My Minutes Back’ offer a glimpse into the off-kilter art-house minds of Snapped Ankles and display a certain preoccupation with spaghetti

                                                                                                    • A dish best served live: wildmen dressed in ghillie suits coaxing unholy noise from a forest of logs, wires, drums and guitars.


                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                    CD: LP:
                                                                                                    1. A1. Come Play The Trees
                                                                                                    2. A2. Hanging With The Moon
                                                                                                    3. A3. I Want My Minutes Back
                                                                                                    4. A4. Jonny Guitar Calling Gosta Berlin
                                                                                                    5. B1. Let’s Revel
                                                                                                    6. B2. Tuesday Makes Me Cry
                                                                                                    7. B3. The Invisible Real That Hurts
                                                                                                    8. B4. True Ecology
                                                                                                    9. B5. Come Play The Trees Outro

                                                                                                    Buffalo Tom

                                                                                                    Let Me Come Over - 25th Anniversary Edition

                                                                                                      Buffalo Tom (Bill Janovitz, Chris Colbourn and Tom Maginnis) formed at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 1984 - a breeding ground of post punk guitar bands like Dinosaur Jr. and Pixies. They thrived on college radio in the late 1980’s and toured extensively in Europe, the US, Australia and Japan. In 1992 the band recorded their third album Let Me Come Over with a varied group of songs they had been developing at home and on the road - mixing their live power trio sound with some more acoustic based guitar ballads. The album’s single “Taillights Fade” would become their signature song.

                                                                                                      2017 marks the 25th anniversary of this album, and to celebrate, Beggars Arkive reissues it on vinyl + cd and package it with a live album. Recorded in London at ULU (University of London Union) in 1992, this marks the band’s first-ever live release. The double LP contains 10 live tracks, and the cd edition contains the entire show (17 songs).

                                                                                                      Buffalo Tom have never really stopped making music or playing shows, and 2017 has seen them celebrating the album’s anniversary with commemorative live shows, including a date at Islington Assembly Hall in London on 9 June. For these shows, they have been performing two sets – the first being Let Me Come Over in full, and the second being favorites from throughout their career. They have also funded a new album via Pledge Music which will see release later this year.

                                                                                                      On its first two albums, Buffalo Tom constructed towering guitar-scapes and mastered a naturalistic version of quiet-to-loud dynamics. So, for its third, we found Buffalo Tom shedding a bit, but not all of the skin it had worn and emerging with its charms more front and center. Let Me Come Over is the sound of the trio exiting the insular underground for the wide world of “alternative” rock--but more or less bringing its best moves along with it, too. Previously loosely linked with fellow travelers Dinosaur Jr. and Uncle Tupelo via a similar three-piece format, stunning depth of songwriting and association with Boston’s Fort Apache Studios--it’s not hard to imagine Buffalo Tom wanted to stake a claim stylistically. Yet, LMCO never feels like a break with the past, it’s a transition. Inside that abstruse cover are undeniably magnificent tunes.

                                                                                                      “Staples” is emblematic of a band in flux with a grungy lyrical conceit rendered with hi-fi guitar squalls. It’s the first single “Taillights Fade,” however, where the band appears to find a new comfort zone, at an unhurried speed where Janovitz’s storytelling and car crash metaphors stand the best chance of making an impression. It plays with quiet-to-loud dynamics, and as for emotional expression, it swings for the bleachers--and a place on alternative rock radio. “Mineral” jangles in a similar vein and makes grand gestures. “Darl” and “Larry” (referencing the brothers from the Newhart show I always thought?) are solid but disparate cuts. Colbourn’s “Darl” feels a bit like an outlier with its thrashy feel--it sounds better louder. “Larry” has a sweetness to it that’s augmented by its busker’s strumming.

                                                                                                      Released as a second single, “Velvet Roof” had given us a taste of what was newly possible, a hook-heavy stomper with a densely woven rhythm matched by tight lyric writing--each piece expertly crafted to go into the next, no frayed ends here--and a snazzy mix by Ron Saint Germain, a pro who would later bring out the best in Soundgarden. A wailing harmonica solo gives it all a swagger that’s kind of new for the band. “Stymied” summons the emotional intensity of Birdbrain--it’s probably the album’s darkest moment. Somehow both life-affirming and wistful “Porchlight” contrasts with the way “Saving Grace” blazes through the barroom like a ‘Mats tribute. There’s no filler to be found here. “Frozen Lake” sees the band caressing acoustic guitars in comedown mode.

                                                                                                      Let Me Come Over is kind of a short story collection with equal parts thunder and intimacy, hills and valleys, last night’s mistakes and tomorrow’s contrition. Ultimately, it’s possibility, a sense of ‘hey, this just might work’ that makes it such a deep spin 25 years later. Let Me Come Over triumphs.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      2CD
                                                                                                      ‘Let Me Come Over’
                                                                                                      Staples
                                                                                                      Taillights Fade
                                                                                                      Mountains Of Your Head
                                                                                                      Mineral
                                                                                                      Darl
                                                                                                      Larry
                                                                                                      Velvet Roof
                                                                                                      I’m Not There
                                                                                                      Stymied
                                                                                                      Porchlight
                                                                                                      Frozen Lake
                                                                                                      Saving Grace

                                                                                                      Live From London, ULU
                                                                                                      1992
                                                                                                      Birdbrain
                                                                                                      Staples
                                                                                                      Taillights Fade
                                                                                                      Impossible
                                                                                                      Enemy
                                                                                                      Larry
                                                                                                      Velvet Roof
                                                                                                      Fortune Teller
                                                                                                      Sally Brown
                                                                                                      The Bus
                                                                                                      The Crawl
                                                                                                      Mineral
                                                                                                      Sunflower Suit
                                                                                                      I’m Not There
                                                                                                      Bleeding Heart
                                                                                                      Skeleton Key
                                                                                                      Reason Why

                                                                                                      2LP
                                                                                                      ‘Let Me Come Over’ + 10
                                                                                                      Live Tracks (1-10) +
                                                                                                      Download Of Full Live
                                                                                                      Show

                                                                                                      The Chemical Brothers

                                                                                                      Come With Us - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                        The Chems bring us another collision of breaks and 4/4 beats, with influences taken from acid house, electro, rock and funk. Their fourth album proper, it saw Tom and Ed deploy their tough but funky brand of breakbeat driven electronics alongside more radio friendly, dare I say it, poppier moments. Chemical Bro. favourite Beth Orton makes another welcome appearance on "The State We're In", while a newly formed relationship with the Verve's Richard Ashcroft results in album closer "The Test" seeing Brothers Chem conjure up a fiery broth of rumbling breaks and epic chord changes, with Ashcroft throwing down a very "Loaded"-era vocal. "Come With Us", "It Began In Afrika" and "Star Guitar" all ensured this would be getting maximum radio play, while tracks like "Denmark" and "Pioneer Skies" ensured those headlining festival slots would have fresh material to blow the roof off with. "Hoops" and "My Elastic Eye" sealing the deal with classic Chemical Brother breaks. Another wonderful set from the duo.

                                                                                                        Ganimian & His Oriental Music

                                                                                                        Come To The Casbah

                                                                                                        Oft overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off 12 track album is the only existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles ‘Chick’ Ganimian.

                                                                                                        One of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimian’s developments in New York City - with his sadly unrecorded Turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo - ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou pop scene in Turkey, resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names of Ganim’s Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local community, Ganimian, in a short unison with ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman as part of his studio personnel as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve Bogoshian as well as the esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman. As one of the very few early American recorded authentic Middle Eastern fusion record 'Come With Me To The Casbah' has piqued a refined interest in a new generation of progressive world music collector resulting in a distinct drought in original Ganimian pressings on the collectors’ market earning Chicks name a rising placeholder on the want lists of DJs, vinyl hounds and ethno psychedelia collectors.

                                                                                                        This LP includes all of Ganimians recordings including the rare singles for Atco and East West which sit awkwardly next to bizarre and unique takes on popular American standards enhancing the exciting freak factor of this record which simply could not be made by today’s stifling self-aware anti-standards. Aside from rare (poorly recorded) private family tapes this album is the only chance to hear the music of this lost enigma of early world music, Eastern fusion and a missing kink in the fabric of New York pop music history captured before his short stint as an exotic Herbie Mann sideman which proceeded his migration into obscurity and his well-imparted tragic struggle with alcohol dependency depriving pop culture of a forward thinking pioneer who paved the way for the more credible exponents of the cross-continental Indo fusion enigma such as John Berberian and the later well pruned hard rock efforts of The Devils Anvil.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        Oriental Jam
                                                                                                        Over The Rainbow
                                                                                                        The Whirling Dervish
                                                                                                        Play Girl Play
                                                                                                        Swingin’ The Blues
                                                                                                        Daddy Lolo
                                                                                                        My Funny Valentine
                                                                                                        Come With Me To The Casbah
                                                                                                        Hedy Lou
                                                                                                        Hayastan Moods
                                                                                                        Halvah
                                                                                                        Nine-Eight

                                                                                                        The Last Shadow Puppets

                                                                                                        Everything You've Come To Expect

                                                                                                        The album finds Alex Turner and Miles Kane reunited with James Ford (production and drums) and Owen Pallett (string arrangements) and joined by Zachary Dawes (Mini Mansions) on bass, recording the follow up to 2008’s ‘The Age Of The Understatement’ at Shangri La Studio in Malibu.

                                                                                                        Featuring current single ‘Bad Habits’, ‘Everything You’ve Come To Expect’ is a more open and expansive work than its predecessor, wearing its influences less obviously on its sleeve – by turns the album is soaring, snarling and breathlessly seductive.

                                                                                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                        Barry says: Once again, Alex Turner and Miles Kane deliver a minor-key slice of melancholic yet melodic indie-rock. Dark reverbed vocals, snappy snare hits and oy-like shouting appears completely naturally, the sound not suffering at all from a change of pace. The strings on show here further emphasising the crescendo of both tone and density, and exacerbating the lifting tension present. Low-fi but meticulously crafted, and yet another reason (as if you needed one) that Turner and co. deserve your attention.

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Aviation
                                                                                                        2. Miracle Aligner
                                                                                                        3. Dracula Teeth
                                                                                                        4. Everything You’ve Come To Expect
                                                                                                        5. The Element Of Surprise
                                                                                                        6. Bad Habits
                                                                                                        7. Sweet Dreams, TN
                                                                                                        8. Used To Be My Girl
                                                                                                        9. She Does The Woods
                                                                                                        10. Pattern
                                                                                                        11. The Dream Synopsis

                                                                                                        7"  Bonus Tracks (Indies Exclusive Vinyl Only)
                                                                                                        1. Bad Habits
                                                                                                        2. The Bourne Identity

                                                                                                        The High Llamas

                                                                                                        Here Come The Rattling Trees

                                                                                                          While cycling around his home-district of Peckham (in south east London) a few years ago, Sean O’Hagan decided that not only would the new High Llamas music be driven by narratives (a collection of stories) but they would first have to be performed as theatre; reshaped theatre, if you like, blending stories, songs and soundtrack. It was essential for these performances to take place before the songs and underscores were recorded.

                                                                                                          The resultant piece, ‘Here Come The Rattling Trees’, introduces six characters, some real, some less so, whom Sean has encountered over past years in Peckham. It is also The High Llamas’ new album.

                                                                                                          ‘Here Come The Rattling Trees’ was first performed in the Montpelier Theatre pub in Peckham in June 2014. In October 2014 it played for a week-long run at the Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden, London. The original performance cast was Ray Newe, Richard Heap and Jennifer Scott Malden. The story centres around Amy, an unsettled 28-year-old with a desire to travel. Amy encounters five characters, who, it transpires, have their own stories to tell. These stories have emerged from Peckham over the past 25 years and speak of buildings and change; of hopes, ambitions and disappointments. This is the soundtrack to those stories.

                                                                                                          With witty, artful musical strokes, Sean and The High Llamas have crafted deft musical sketches with the signature ‘Llamas’ sound that has evolved over ten album releases since 1992. A colourful array of electric, acoustic and synthetic instruments, alongside Sean O’Hagan’s gentled vocals, are deployed to transport the listener to the low key highs and lows of the British working week - an incisive, sympathetic view to the wonders slipped in between the pages and too often passed over in everyday life.

                                                                                                          Stephen John Kalinich

                                                                                                          A World Of Peace Must Come

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

                                                                                                            "A World Of Peace Must Come is his masterpiece. That was fantastic." - Brian Wilson
                                                                                                            "'Be Still' is the only song I've ever heard that made me want to be a better person." - Brian Barr, The Seattle Weekly

                                                                                                            "The only other artist as pure as him is Captain Beefheart." - Bill Bentley

                                                                                                            Stephen John Kalinich was born in Endicott, New York and grew up in Binghamton. In his early teens, he stared writing poems and articles about World Peace. He first came to California around 1964, fell in love with it, and promptly transferred from Harper College in upstate New York to UCLA.

                                                                                                            Kalinich found himself immersed in the vibrant anti-War culture of late 60’s California, often writing songs and poems against the War. He found a musical partner and kindred spirit in Mark Lindsey Buckingham. They cut a demo for a track called "Leaves of Grass," inspired by the famous Walt Whitman poem "Leaves Of Grass", and Kalinich started taking demos around.

                                                                                                            In the mid 60s, it was either at Brother Records or while pumping gas that Kalinich first met the Beach Boys. He hit it off with Brian, Carl and Dennis right away. As the first artist signed to the Beach Boys new label Brother Records, Carl Wilson produced a record for him. His first songs that saw release were "Little Bird" and "Be Still," which he wrote with Dennis and were released on the Friends album. His relationship with Dennis would lead to a number of further collaborations and Kalinich / Dennis Wilson co-writes, including: 20/20 - "All I Want To Do," Hawthorne, CA - "A Time to Live in Dreams", Pacific Ocean Blue - "Rainbows," and Bambu - "Love Remember Me.”
                                                                                                            A World of Peace Must Come was recorded at various LA studios and Brian's house in Bel-Air in 1969. The tapes were promptly lost, not to be heard again until our discovery of them in 2008. Following the CD-only reissue in that year, this is the first time this timeless snapshot of an era and an ethos will be available on vinyl for Record Store Day 2014.


                                                                                                            Ralfe Band

                                                                                                            Come On Go Wild

                                                                                                            The first Ralfe Band single from the forthcoming ‘Son Be Wise’ album, the follow-up to their acclaimed album and soundtrack to the Warp film ‘Bunny And The Bull’.

                                                                                                            New single ‘Come On Go Wild’ is a madcap Bossa nova sure to brighten your ears and bring a smile to your face.

                                                                                                            For fans of Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Beirut, Villagers, Andrew Bird, M.Ward and Sufjan Stevens.

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            Come On Go Wild
                                                                                                            Horse To The Hinterland

                                                                                                            The Smiths

                                                                                                            Strangeways, Here We Come - Remastered

                                                                                                            Whilst nearly all of The Smiths themselves cite this as their favourite album, in reality it couldn't quite match the splendour and indeed songs, of "The Queen Is Dead". It has a subdued, more mysterious and rock-classicist flavour and again introduces song types not to be found elsewhere: they seldom repeated themselves The Smiths. The enormo anthem here is the heartrending, absolutely beautiful "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me", but the whole record flows in an utterly compelling way. There's only one weakish track ("Death At One's Elbow" is intentionally daft and trashy) and when that's followed by the gorgeous "I Won't Share You" well you'd be a fool to complain. This was their final album together. The spell was broken. The dream was over!

                                                                                                            CANT

                                                                                                            Dreams Come True

                                                                                                              CANT is the solo project of composer Chris Taylor, better known as the bassist, vocalist and producer for Grizzly Bear. His first solo album, 'Dreams Come True' features Taylor collaborating with George Lewis Jr. (Twin Shadow). Twin Shadow's critically acclaimed record 'Forget' was recently released by Terrible Records (in the US) and was also produced by Taylor.

                                                                                                              Soon after finishing work on 'Forget', Taylor and Lewis turned their attention to 'Dreams Come True'. The pair wrote and recorded most of the material in a week and a half in a bedroom connected to the former Allaire Studios, where Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest was recorded. Terrible Records was founded by Taylor in 2009 with Ethan Silverman to devote more time to working with emerging artists.



                                                                                                              Errors

                                                                                                              Come Down With Me

                                                                                                                "Come Down With Me" is the second album from Scottish 'post-electro' band Errors. Signed to Glaswegian post-rock legends Mogwai's label, Rock Action, the four-piece draw upon elements of their paymasters' post-rock influence, as well their own intelligent style of electronic pop. A bolder and more psychedelic album than it's predecessor (2008's "It's Not Something But It Is Like Whatever"), this is an modern and enthralling rock record. Includes the single "A Rumour In Africa".



                                                                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                                                                Darryl says: Awesome electro inflicted avant rock and a huge step forward from their previous album.

                                                                                                                Pomegranates formed in 2006 and have so far self recorded and released 2 EPs and 2 full length albums in the US. Debut album "Everything is Alive" brought the band to the attention of the US tastemakers. KEXP and WOXY, among others, fell for the band’s quirky and charming blend of pop rock, and listeners followed suit, blogging the band up to #11 on Elbo.ws blog aggregate. The band also caught the attention of their peers. Artists such as French Kicks and Islands responded to Pomegranates’ dynamic live set by inviting them out on the road. "Everybody, Come Outside!" is a step up sonically and musically for the band. It’s an album of shimmering and dreamy indie pop, channelling influences that range from Talking Heads and Brian Eno, to French Kicks and Fela Kuti. Pomegranates enlisted the mixing services of TJ Lipple (Aloha, MGMT, Headlights) who has brought the band’s huge vision to fruition and helped create a magical explosive indie pop record.

                                                                                                                The Mountain Goats

                                                                                                                The Life Of The World To Come

                                                                                                                "The Life Of The World To Come" is The Mountain Goats' 6th album for 4AD, and is less a profession of religious faith than an immersion in Biblical poetry and imagery. With John Darnielle remaining The Mountain Goats' creative hub - this time flanked by Peter Hughes and Jon Wurster - "The Life Of The World To Come" was recorded in three studios across three states and features string arrangements from Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), who has also worked in a similar capacity with the varied likes of Arcade Fire, Fucked Up and The Pet Shop Boys.

                                                                                                                7 Dollar Taxi

                                                                                                                Come And Figure It Out

                                                                                                                  Swiss indie-rock band 7 Dollar Taxi give out blasts of 60s beat music clashing with 80s post-punk, all freshly and colourfully wrapped up in a British manner and with a garage attitude that makes established bands look like greenhorns.

                                                                                                                  Nick Castro & The Young Elders

                                                                                                                  Come Into Our House

                                                                                                                    West Coast psychedelic folkie Nick Castro is currently making some of most dynamic and truly original sounds to emerge from the much-ballyhooed new folk movement. As 'freak-folk' and assorted hairy-fairy type labels grab the headlines in the underground, Castro strives for a solemn, serene sort of beauty, summoning utterly melodic incantations in song and sound. Gracefully immersing 60s / 70s British Isles acid balladry with Middle-Eastern traditional music and heady, pan-cultural communal jams, Castro succeeds in reaching otherworldly vistas and ocean-spanning folk transcendence. Following up 2005's lauded "Further From Grace", Castro unfurls his sprawling third album "Come Into Our House", easily his most far-reaching and deeply molecular outing yet. Previously backed by The Poison Tree, which included Josephine Foster and members of Espers, Nick Castro has assembled a new band of players under the moniker The Young Elders - a truly stellar cast of musicians whose combined resumes include folk and avant rock ensembles Current 93, In Gowan Ring, Damo Suzuki's Network and Cul de Sac. Effortlessly mating Bert Jansch-style folk song ("Winding Tree"), psychedelic folk rock ("One I Love"), Middle Eastern traditional music ("Attar") and Bay Area acid-raga ("Lay Down Your Arms") to a kind of organic studio Musique Concrete that Can forged on albums like "Tago Mago". The results are astonishing, challenging and utterly psychedelic. By reaching for the sky Castro achieves the heavens, and "Come Into Our House" is the evidence. A modern acid-folk masterwork.

                                                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                                                    Come To The Sunshine: Soft Pop Nuggets From The WEA Vaults

                                                                                                                      Superb collection for the seeing in of spring. 24 tracks of American soft pop including Harpers Bizarre, Association, Music Machine, the Monkees and loads more. Special mention must be given to the packaging which is a gorgeous foldout digipack with a psychedelic colour wheel. Grooovy and essential!!

                                                                                                                      Bluestar

                                                                                                                      Come On Here Again

                                                                                                                        Very promising debut from Bluestar who are, or is, one person, called Darren. He wrote all the music and lyrics, and played all the instruments (except the drums, where a friend helped out). The seven tracks on this CD range from epic "Feelin'" to gentler melodic tracks. There's an obvious Stone Roses influence in some of the guitar and vocal melodies, but other influences from the likes of Oasis, Doves, Teardrop Explodes and The Bunnymen are also present.

                                                                                                                        Aphex Twin

                                                                                                                        Come To Daddy

                                                                                                                          Originally out in 1997, these tracks showcase Richard D James at his scariest, most inventive and mellowest, delivering the possessed title track (which came accompanied by one of Chris Cunningham's more nightmarish videos), melodic "Flim", breaktronic "Come To Daddy" remix and jazz-breaks meets nursery rhymes "Bucephalus Bouncing Ball".

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          12" Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                          1 Come To Daddy (Pappy Mix) 4:21
                                                                                                                          2 Flim 2:57
                                                                                                                          3 Come To Daddy (Little Lord Faulteroy Mix) 3:50
                                                                                                                          4 Bucephalus Bouncing Ball 5:43

                                                                                                                          CD Tracklisting:
                                                                                                                          1 Come To Daddy, Pappy Mix 4:22
                                                                                                                          2 Flim 2:57
                                                                                                                          3 Come To Daddy, Little Lord Faulteroy Mix 3:50
                                                                                                                          4 Bucephalus Bouncing Ball 5:44
                                                                                                                          5 To Cure A Weakling Child, Contour Regard 5:10
                                                                                                                          6 Funny Little Man 3:58
                                                                                                                          7 Come To Daddy, Mummy Mix 4:24
                                                                                                                          8 IZ-US 2:57

                                                                                                                          Pixies

                                                                                                                          Come On Pilgrim

                                                                                                                            The debut release from the Pixies, and what a mini album this was. I can still remember the first time I heard this, thinkin' what sort of man could make such a screaming noise with his voice without collapsing in pain!!! And when you couple that the amazingly intense, highly strung and at times violent music then it's no wonder that the Pixies went on from here to become one of the best bands ever!!!! A classic and no messin!!!

                                                                                                                            Clue To Kalo

                                                                                                                            Come Here When You Sleepwalk

                                                                                                                              Mark Mitchell is a young guy, unlucky in love judging by some of these lyrics, from Australia who as Club To Kalo presents on "Come Here When You Sleepwalk" a set of loops, voice and atmospherics that weave an ambiguous dream-like electronic spell. If you like Iceland's Mum or Notwist you'll go a bundle on this gently hypnotic set of tracks that has gentle melodies that meld into hushed songs with real vocals. Always sweet, always interesting.

                                                                                                                              Roots Manuva

                                                                                                                              Run Come Save Me

                                                                                                                                Fantastic second album from one of the UK's finest exponent of the hip hop arts. Its deep, its fat, its soulful, with reggae and blues influences. Includes the monster single "Witness" - this album really raises the stakes for UK hip hop, its going to be interesting to see if anybody will be able to top it (unlikely for a long time!!).

                                                                                                                                Pixies

                                                                                                                                Surfer Rosa & Come On Pilgrim

                                                                                                                                  If you don't already own this CD - why on earth not??? "Come On Pilgrim" was their first mini album, released in 1987, it was followed by the Steve Albini produced "Surfer Rosa". Abrasive, clever, and totally unique, it defined their sound and became one of the most influential albums of the 80s. With the tracks from both albums now available on one CD, you'd be a fool not to buy it!

                                                                                                                                  Strawberry Path

                                                                                                                                  When The Raven Has Come To Earth

                                                                                                                                    And Lo! The mantle of the great god Hendrix descended onto the shoulders of the Nipponese son - Shigeru Narumo and a joyful sound was heard. Guitar, guitar, guitar.

                                                                                                                                    The Copper Family

                                                                                                                                    Come Write Me Down

                                                                                                                                      Subtitled the "Early Recordings Of The Copper Family Of Rottingdean", "Come Write Me Down" features all the 1950s and 1960s recordings of this unique folk singing family. These rare performances were amongst the first to highlight the vocal harmony folk traditon of England's home counties and played a hugely influential part in the English folk revival of the 1960s. The remastering here is first rate and the in-depth booklets make this a very special release indeed.


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