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Johnny Cash

Songwriter

    Introducing the new album from Johnny Cash titled 'Songwriter'.

    Johnny Cash recorded an album’s worth of unreleased, self-penned songs in 1993 ahead of him signing with American Records and his releases with Rick Rubin that re-established himself as one of world’s best songwriters to a new generation of fans. Songwriter’s 11 songs have been updated by his son John Carter and longtime producer David Ferguson.

    In early 1993, the legendary Johnny Cash found himself between contracts in his then nearly 40-year career and recorded an album’s worth of songwriting demos at LSI Studios in Nashville of songs he’d written over many years. LSI at the time was owned by his son-in-law Mike Daniels and daughter Rosey, and he wanted to help the family financially while also record some songs special to him. Not long after the fruitful session, Johnny met producer Rick Rubin, and the recordings were shelved as the two embarked on an important and prolific musical partnership that revitalized the Man in Black’s career that would last the rest of his life.

    Some thirty years later, John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny and June Carter Cash, rediscovered the songs and stripped them back to just Johnny’s powerful, pristine vocals and acoustic guitar. Along with co-producer David “Fergie” Ferguson, the two invited a handpicked group of musicians that played with Johnny, including guitarist Marty Stuart and the late bassist Dave Roe, along with drummer Pete Abbott and several others, to the Cash Cabin, a hallowed space in Hendersonville, Tenn. where Johnny would write, record and relax, to breathe new life into the tracks, taking the sound back to the roots and heart of the songs.

    TRACK LISTING

    Vinyl:
    Side A
    1. Hello Out There
    2. Spotlight
    3. Drive On
    4. I Love You Tonite
    5. Have You Ever Been To Little Rock?
    Side B
    1. Well Alright
    2. She Sang Sweet Baby James
    3. Poor Valley Girl
    4. Soldier Boy
    5. Sing It Pretty Sue
    6. Like A Soldier

    CD:
    1. Hello Out There
    2. Spotlight
    3. Drive On
    4. I Love You Tonite
    5. Have You Ever Been To Little Rock?
    6. Well Alright
    7. She Sang Sweet Baby James
    8. Poor Valley Girl
    9. Soldier Boy
    10.Sing It Pretty Sue
    11. Like A Soldier

    Bonus Disc (2CD):

    1. I Walk The Line (1988 Version)
    2. The Night Hank Williams Came To Town (with Waylon Jennings)
    3. Sixteen Tons
    4. Long Black Veil (1988 Version)
    5. Cry, Cry, Cry (1988 Version)
    6. Guess Things Happen That Way (1988 Version)
    7. Get Rhythm (1988 Version)
    8. Ring Of Fire (1988 Version)
    9. Folsom Prison Blues (1988 Version)
    10. Cat's In The Cradle
    11. Hey Porter
    12. Wanted Man

    Loyle Carner

    Hugo: Remagined - Live From The Royal Albert Hall

      Loyle Carner has Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards, global brand campaigns, and 2 top #3 albums! After performing at a SOLD-OUT Royal Albert Hall on his 29th birthday, the multi-talented artist is looking to make history once again with this release.

      TRACK LISTING

      Hate
      Plastic
      Georgetown (feat. John Agard)
      Polyfilla
      Desoleil (Brilliant Corners) (feat. Sampha)
      Homerton (feat. JNR Williams)
      Blood On My Nikes (feat. Wesley Joseph & Athian Akec)
      Nobody Knows (Ladas Road)
      Still
      Loose Ends (feat. Jordan Rakei)
      A Lasting Place
      Speed Of Plight
      The Cycle
      HGU
      Ottolenghi (feat. Jordan Rakei)

      Queen

      Live And Dangerous In 1981

        Queen Rock Montreal presents Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon at their most excitingand exhilarating. As Brian May puts it, this is Queen “live and dangerous.” Queen were on all-conquering form when they returned to Montreal, Canada for the fourth time in November 1981 to play two hugeconcerts at the 18,000-seat Forum. This pair of Montreal concerts marked an historic moment for Queen. After their massive success in the 1970s, the band entered the 80s bigger than ever, with the hugely successful The Game album producing their two biggest ever US singles in Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love (both Billboard No.1’s), followed by theUK No.1 single Under Pressure. Queen’s return to Montreal came afteralmost two years of touring, including their very firsttours of South and Central America, which saw the band playing two nights at Sao Paulo’s Morumbi Stadiumtomore than 150,000 devoted fans. As a result, when the band arrived in Canada in November 1981 they were in electrifying form. “Montreal is one of our favourite cities, it’s a great audience there, very full of energy,” says Brian May. “We’d played this particular venue, The Forum, several times before, and it was always full of really enthusiastic people giving us a lot of energy back.”

        The original concerts,which took place on November 24 and 25, 1981, were truly ground-breaking. They were arranged specifically to be filmed for a full-length concert film to document their live show. Director Saul Swimmer planned to shoot them using state-of-the-art Double Anamorphic 35mm footage, which allowed it to be projected on a gigantic, five-storey high screen.Backstage tensions between the members of Queen and Swimmer could have caused problems, but instead they propelled the band to new heights.

        “We were very, very hyped up, some of the tempos are really fast, there’s a lot of really incisive, angry playing,” says May.

        Queen Rock Montreal features a rawer version of the band who had released Bohemian Rhapsodyhalf a decade earlier, showcasingtheirunparalleled musicianship, soaring vocal powerand unstoppable live energy.“There’s no one on the stage apart from us,” says May.

        Says Taylor: “It's fascinating to now realize how free we were on stage in 1981. It's a four piece, just the four of us in Queen, and to see Freddie. It's like being on stage with the band because the cameras are very high quality for the time. I've never seen anything that makes you feel quite so involved with the performance.”

        From Freddie Mercury’s opening cry of “Hello Montreal… long time no see. You wanna get crazy?” through to the thrilling climactic one-two of We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, the energy rarely lets up – and even then only for signature ballad Love Of My Life. The powerful vocal acrobatics of Mercury, May’s dazzling six-string pyrotechnics, Deacon’s rock solid heartbeat bass, Taylor’s unstoppable rhythmic display, and not to mention the unique combination of all four voices – Queen Rock Montreal shows the total cohesion and individual strengths of four musicians who were, as Brian May says, “at the top of our game”.

        TRACK LISTING

        2CD

        CD1
        1. Intro
        2. We Will Rock You (Fast)
        3. Let Me Entertain You
        4. Play The Game
        5. Somebody To Love
        6. Killer Queen
        7. I'm In Love With My Car
        8. Get Down, Make Love
        9. Save Me
        10. Now I'm Here
        11. Dragon Attack
        12. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
        13. Love Of My Life


        CD2
        1. Under Pressure
        2. Keep Yourself Alive
        3. Drum And Tympani Solo
        4. Guitar Solo
        5. Flash
        6. The Hero
        7. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
        8. Jailhouse Rock
        9. Bohemian Rhapsody
        10. Tie Your Mother Down
        11. Another One Bites The Dust
        12. Sheer Heart Attack
        13. We Will Rock You

        3LP

        SIDE A
        1. Intro
        2. We Will Rock You (Fast)
        3. Let Me Entertain You
        4. Play The Game
        5. Somebody To Love

        SIDE B
        1. Killer Queen
        2. I'm In Love With My Car
        3. Get Down, Make Love
        4. Save Me

        SIDE C
        1. Now I'm Here
        2. Dragon Attack
        3. Now I'm Here (Reprise)
        4. Love Of My Life
        5. Under Pressure

        SIDE D
        1. Keep Yourself Alive
        2. Drum And Tympani Solo
        3. Guitar Solo
        4. Flash
        5. The Hero

        SIDE E
        1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
        2. Jailhouse Rock
        3. Bohemian Rhapsody
        4. Tie Your Mother Down

        SIDE F
        1. Another One Bites The Dust
        2. Sheer Heart Attack
        3. We Will Rock You
        4. We Are The Champions
        5. God Save The Queen

        Divorce

        Heady Metal (RSD24 EDITION)

          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

          We are thrilled to say we're releasing a limited edition vinyl of our EP 'Heady Metal' with Record Store Day. We had a blast playing Rough Trade Nottingham on Record Store Day in 2023, and this year we have brand new artwork and a colourful vinyl to celebrate independently owned record stores! The existence of record stores is hugely important to artists and buying vinyl is one of the best things you can do to help the independent music industry stay strong, we have so much love for the Record Store Day tradition and we hope you love our alternate EP artwork as much as we do!

          Olivia Dean

          Live At The Jazz Cafe (RSD24 EDITION)

            THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

            IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


            Following her critically acclaimed, Mercury-nominated, debut album ëMessyí released earlier this year, Olivia Dean returns with a limited edition vinyl featuring live audio from her performance at Londonís Jazz CafÈ. Step inside a magical show from one of UK popís most original and versatile voices, featuring performances of The Hardest Part and Be My Boyfriend. This is a hot ticket not to be missed.

            Mark Knopfler

            The Boy (RSD24 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


              As a boy, Mark Knopfler was captivated by the giant funfair held every year on Newcastle Town Moor. The songs on his new EP The Boy connect themes of the fairgrounds and their boxing booths commonplace in the Britain of the 50s and early 60s

              Pearl Jam

              Dark Matter (RSD24 EDITION)

                THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


                RSD Exclsuive Colour Variant of new album

                Queen

                Cool Cat (RSD24 EDITION)

                  THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2024 EXCLUSIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE INSTORE ON SATURDAY APRIL 20TH ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                  IF THERE ARE ANY REMAINING COPIES THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONLINE AT 8PM ON MONDAY APRIL 22ND.


                  More than four decades after it first appeared on their Hot Space album - QUEEN are releasing 1982's Cool Cat on limited edition 7" pink vinyl. Making its debut as an A-side - this marks the seventh single to be taken from the album. The B-side will be a brand-new previously-unreleased instrumental mix of the song. Cool Cat was co-written by bassist John Deacon and singer Freddie Mercury, and features a rare falsetto lead vocal performance from the flamboyant front man.

                  Pearl Jam

                  Dark Matter

                    Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, Pearl Jam, return with their highly anticipated new album Dark Matter.

                    The band’s 12th studio album was produced by Grammy® Award Winning Producer, Andrew Watt.

                    STAFF COMMENTS

                    Barry says: A blistering new LP of soaring grunge hooks and Big Ed's unmistakeable vocal fire. It's a brilliantly recognisable sound that Pearl Jam make, but has just enough moments that veer outside of their already venerable canon to make it sound fresh. Lovely stuff.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    CD & LP Tracklisting:
                    Sacred Of Fear
                    React, Respond
                    Wreckage
                    Dark Matter
                    Won’t Tell
                    Upper Hand
                    Waiting For Stevie
                    Running
                    Something Special
                    Got To Give
                    Setting Sun

                    Taylor Swift

                    The Tortured Poets Department

                      The Tortured Poets Department is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, released on 19th April 2024. Swift announced the album at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards on February 4, 2024, after winning Best Pop Vocal Album for her tenth studio album, 'Midnights' (2022).

                      STAFF COMMENTS

                      Barry says: There's no doubt there's been a big reassessment of Taylor's sound since the superb duo of Folklore and Evermore (and the brilliant Long Pond sessions LP from RSD last year), and mass appreciation for Midnights so it's with some excitement that her new LP 'The Tortured Poet's Department' lands. I for one am excited to hear it.

                      The Libertines

                      All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade

                        The Libertines are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio album entitled, All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade out 8th March 2024. The release marks the band’s first new album in nine years and opens with the infectious new single, Run Run Run.

                        On All Quiet On The Eastern Esplanade, the quartet of unlikely lads have gathered from their new-found homes in France, Denmark, Margate and London to solder a strongest-ever internal bond, and scale new creative heights resulting in the best music of their extraordinary career so far.

                        STAFF COMMENTS

                        Barry says: Gotta love a bit of The Libertines, and this their first album in nine years continues the legacy of swooning, melodically rich pieces centred around the perfect chemistry of Doherty & Barat. Guitar lines and vocals weaving together effortlessly like they always did, a more mature, slightly less chaotic maelstrom but ram-packed with classic Libertines sounds.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Run Run Run
                        Mustang
                        I Have A Friend
                        Man With The Melody
                        Oh Shit
                        Merry Old England
                        Night Of The Hunter
                        Baron’s Claw
                        Shiver
                        Be Young
                        Songs They Never Play On The Radio

                        The Blinders

                        Beholder

                          English alternative rock band The Blinders' return with third album, 'Beholder'.

                          The perfect introduction to their album, 'Brakelights' drips with a dark atmospheric intensity which equally lurks across the albums other 9 tracks. Beholder shares a frenetic energy with their previous albums, but there's a new depth both lyrically and musically to the album.

                          With a visceral urgency live to more than match the likes of contemporaries IDLES or Fontaines DC, The Blinders live shows are brooding and intense, recalling the dark atmospherics of The Bad Seeds or peak-period Bunnymen.

                          STAFF COMMENTS

                          Barry says: Swimming with gothic influence, but kept moving along with propulsive percussion and throbbing post-punk bass, The Blinders' new outing 'Beholder' has all of the moody drive and melodic leaning of their previous two but refined into a finely honed melodic powerhouse. Reminiscent of several bands but with a sound all of their own.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          1. Ceremony
                          2. Brakelights
                          3. While I’m SVll Young
                          4. At Any Hand But Hers
                          5. Always
                          6. Iggy Got Camaro
                          7. Waterfalls Of Venice
                          8. Nocturnal Skies
                          9. Swallowing Static
                          10. All I Need

                          Brittany Howard

                          WHAT NOW

                            “With the world we’re living in now, it feels like we’re all just trying to hang onto our souls. Everything seems to be getting more extreme and everyone keeps wondering, ‘WHAT NOW? What’s next?’

                            By the same coin, the only constant on this record is that you never know what’s going to happen next: every song is its own aquarium, its own little miniature world built around whatever I was feeling and thinking at the time.”

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Barry says: Though Howard's brand of wonky psychedelic soul has always been packed full of great musicianship and bold, inventive production, for me 'What Now' is her greatest moment thus far. Swimming with melody, deeply rooted in soul, but playful and full of surprises.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            1. Earth Sign
                            2. I Don’t
                            3. What Now
                            4. Red Flags
                            5. To Be Still
                            6. Interlude
                            7. Another Day
                            8. Prove It To You
                            9. Samson
                            10. Patience
                            11. Power To Undo
                            12. Every Color In Blue

                            The Killers

                            Rebel Diamonds

                              Entitled Rebel Diamonds, the album of highlights features 20 tracks, including the modern day classics “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young,” “All These Things That I’ve Done,” “Human,” “Read My Mind” and at least one song from each of the band’s seven studio albums. The album also carries through to the band’s most recently released, critically-lauded single, “Your Side of Town” and includes a brand new anthem ready to be sung at festivals across the world called “Spirit.”

                              The album is a curated dive into an impressive catalog of songwriting and musicianship - one that has solidified the band as one of the most important voices in rock ‘n’ roll over the last two decades.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine
                              Mr. Brightside
                              All These Things That I’ve Done
                              Somebody Told Me
                              When You Were Young
                              Ready My Mind
                              Human
                              Spaceman
                              A Dustland Fairytale
                              Be Still
                              Runaways
                              The Man
                              Caution
                              My Own Soul’s Warning
                              Dying Breed
                              Pressure Machine
                              Quiet Town
                              Boy
                              Your Side Of Town
                              Spirit

                              Taylor Swift

                              1989 (Taylor's Version)



                                TRACK LISTING

                                1.    "Welcome To New York" Taylor's Version
                                2.    "Blank Space" Taylor's Version
                                3.    "Style" Taylor's Version
                                4.    "Out Of The Woods" Taylor's Version  
                                5.    "All You Had To Do Was Stay" Taylor's Version
                                6.    "Shake It Off" Taylor's Version
                                7.    "I Wish You Would" Taylor's Version
                                8.    "Bad Blood" Taylor's Version
                                9.    "Wildest Dreams" Taylor's Version
                                10.   "How You Get The Girl" Taylor's Version
                                11.   "This Love" Taylor's Version
                                12.   "I Know Places" Taylor's Version
                                13.   "Clean" Taylor's Version
                                14.   "Wonderland" Taylor's Version
                                15.   "You Are In Love" Taylor's Version
                                16.   "New Romantics" Taylor's Version
                                17.   ""Slut!"" Taylor's Version (From The Vault)
                                18.   "Say Don't Go" Taylor's Version (From The Vault)
                                19.   "Now That We Don't Talk" Taylor's Version (From The Vault)
                                20.   "Suburban Legends" Taylor's Version (From The Vault)
                                21.   "Is It Over Now?" Taylor's Version (From The Vault)

                                The Chemical Brothers

                                For That Beautiful Feeling

                                  The Chemical Brothers - one of the most acclaimed and innovative electronic duo in the world - have announced details of their tenth studio album For That Beautiful Feeling.

                                  Recorded in the band’s own studio just near the south coast, this is a record that hunts for and captures that that wild moment when sound overwhelms you and almost pulls you under yet ultimately lets you ride its wave, to destinations unknown. It’s a record that pinpoints the exact moment you lose all control, where you surrender and let the music move you as if pulled by an invisible thread.

                                  STAFF COMMENTS

                                  Barry says: There is absolutely no sign that The Chemical Brothers are slowing down, with 2019's incendiary 'No Geography' blowing people away and 'For That Beautiful Feeling' set to do so even more. It's a triumphant, heavy hitting marvel that is enhanced perfectly by Halo Maud's distinctive vocal talents. Classic 'chems and then some.

                                  Matt says: Rocketing into orbit with the stadium inferno that is “Live Again”, there’s little chance to touch down, as Tom and Ed hit the thrusters for one of the most stratospheric ‘Chems LPs we can remember. A rousing & rebellious message for our times, with the usual smattering of guest appearances and sampled vox articulating their uplifting insubordination with soaring, memorable hooks.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  1. Intro
                                  2. Live Again (feat. Halo Maud)
                                  3. No Reason
                                  4. Goodbye
                                  5. Fountains
                                  6. Magic Wand
                                  7. The Weight
                                  8. Skipping Like A Stone (feat. Beck)
                                  9. The Darkness That You Fear (Harvest Mix)
                                  10. Feels Like I’m Dreaming
                                  11. For That Beautiful Feeling (feat. Halo Maud)

                                  Chappaqua Wrestling

                                  Plus Ultra

                                    Their debut album documents the journey through their friendship, from school to where they now find themselves, commenting on what's around them.

                                    "translating to ‘further beyond’, a latin naval term adopted by those exploring uncharted waters, we present a collection of our best works to date, each lyrically distinct but venturing into new territories that life presents; mass media, tory austerity, mental health, homelessness, the deprived nhs and the release that music gives you from it all. come with us to make sense of what lies beyond in this world through questions, power and statements that we stand by."

                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                    Laura says: This is one of my favourite albums this year. Think the super melodic pop of The Rolling Blackouts but swathed in Rainy City drizzle rather than Antipodean sunshine.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1 Full Round Table (Explicit)
                                    2 Wayfinding
                                    3 Kulture
                                    4 Need You No More
                                    5 Wide Asleep (Explicit)
                                    6 Fair Game
                                    7 Opaque
                                    8 Not In Love (Explicit)
                                    9 My Fall
                                    10 My Fall II
                                    11 Can I Trick

                                    Beck & Phoenix

                                    Odyssey

                                      Beck and Phoenix mark the kick-off of their hotly anticipated Summer Odyssey tour with the physical release of their collaborative sun-splashed banger, “Odyssey."

                                      Their collaborative single hailed by UPROXX as "an empowered, shimmering anthem" and by FLOOD as "a joyful slice of hedonistic disco-pop" is released as a limited edition yellow vinyl 7" single featuring the "Odyssey (Instrumental)" on its B-side.

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      1. Odyssey
                                      2. Odyssey Instrumental

                                      Jessie Ware

                                      That! Feels Good!

                                        ‘Pearls’ sees the dancefloor diva back where she belongs. Thumping with 70’s funk infused basslines and infectious grooves towed by sonic synthesisers, the track was co-written and produced by Coffee Clarence JR, Sarah Hudson and legendary British producer Stuart Price. The track is riding high on captivating energy that seems like it could’ve emerged straight from a mirror ball.

                                        “Pearls is a record that doesn’t take itself too seriously but demands you to have a dance. It’s inspired by divas like Donna Summer, Evelyn Champagne King, Teena Marie and Chaka khan and I guess attempts to show - in lightness - all the hats I try to wear (usually at the same time). It’s the second song you will hear from my collaboration with Stuart Price and Coffee - with the wonderful addition of Sarah Hudson - and hopefully gives you a taste of the fun we have working together. “ Jessie also added, “That! Feels Good! stems from over 10 years of understanding who I am, and who I enjoy being as an artist and the thrill of performance. “

                                        The new single follows recent release ‘Free Yourself’, that offered a taster session to Jessie’s upcoming studio album. ‘Free Yourself’ went on to have the biggest week one streams in both the UK and internationally ahead of any other Jessie single to date.

                                        ‘That! Feels Good!’ is the follow up album to 2020’s ‘What’s Your Pleasure?’, which proved her status as one of the UK’s most influential artists and became her highest charting album to date. It included singles ‘Save A Kiss’, ‘Spotlight’ and Barack Obama approved ‘Remember Where You Are’ (added to his NYE playlist). Last year saw Jessie support juggernaut Harry Styles in the USA, gain 2.4 billion global streams and complete a fantastic run of live shows including career defining sets at Glastonbury and Primavera. She continues to cement herself as a formidable force and at the forefront of UK pop.

                                        STAFF COMMENTS

                                        Liam says: Following on from her incredible disco odyssey 'What's Your Pleasure?', 'That! Feels Good!' sees Jessie Ware fully diving into high camp. Lead single 'Free Yourself' is empowering disco floorfiller, whilst 'Pearls' serves as a long-lost Chaka Khan-esque funk cut that has 'Ru Paul's Drag Race Lipsync For Your Life' written all over it. It's infectious, sultry and undoubtedly got the potential to be the party record of the year - Mega, mega stuff!!

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. That! Feels Good!
                                        2. Free Yourself
                                        3. Pearls
                                        4. Hello Love
                                        5. Begin Again
                                        6. Beautiful People
                                        7.Freak Me Now
                                        8. Shake The Bottle
                                        9. Lightning
                                        10. These Lips 

                                        Taylor Swift

                                        Speak Now (Taylor's Version)

                                          Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is the upcoming third re-recorded album by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift, set for release on July 7, 2023, via Republic Records. It is a re-recording of Swift's third studio album, Speak Now (2010), and follows her 2021 re-recorded albums, Fearless (Taylor's Version) and Red (Taylor's Version).

                                          The re-recording is a part of Swift's counteraction to her 2019 masters dispute. Speak Now (Taylor's Version) was announced on May 5, 2023, at the first Nashville show of her ongoing concert tour, the Eras Tour. It features collaborations with American rock acts Fall Out Boy and Hayley Williams.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. "Mine"
                                          2. "Sparks Fly"
                                          3. "Back To December"
                                          4. "Speak Now"
                                          5. "Dear John"
                                          6. "Mean"
                                          7. "The Story Of Us"
                                          8. "Never Grow Up"
                                          9. "Enchanted"
                                          10. "Better Than Revenge"
                                          11. "Innocent"
                                          12. "Haunted"
                                          13. "Last Kiss"
                                          14. "Long Live"
                                          15. "Ours"
                                          16. "Superman"
                                          17. "Electric Touch" (featuring Fall Out Boy)
                                          18. "When Emma Falls In Love"
                                          19. "I Can See You"
                                          20. "Castles Crumbling" (featuring Hayley Williams)
                                          21. "Foolish One"
                                          22. "Timeless"

                                          Sub Focus

                                          Evolve

                                            After much anticipation, Sub Focus has today announced that he will be releasing his new album ‘Evolve’ on May 12th via EMI Records. The album will be the third full-length solo LP by the acclaimed, London-based electronic music producer and artist - following his 2009 debut ‘Sub Focus’ and 2013’s ‘Torus’ and the collaborative album ‘Portals’ with Wilkinson in 2020. ‘Evolve’ will feature 14 tracks, including the recent UK Top 30 hit ‘Ready To Fly’ with Dimension. …Drum & Bass has never felt stronger or more popular as a genre and I’m proud to have been a part of such a thriving scene for so long. I’ve dabbled with multiple genres in the past but this time I wanted to make an album that speaks to my D&B core, with breakbeats laced through every track as a backbone."

                                            The Chemical Brothers

                                            No Reason

                                            Tom n Ed, possibly one of the UK's most influential and successful electronic music outfits, return with a brand new single: "No Reason". Featuring a bleak lyrical hook (provided by a vocal sample from Second Layer's "Courts Or War") - 'we have no reason to live / no reason at all / when will they kill us all' - the track's poignantly gloomy outlook is juxtaposed by one of their typically galvanized grooves - pairing up a punchy B-line with nuevo-disco drums, the odd vocal whoop and darting synth stabs. Add a lashing 303 and military snare rolls which allude to its shadowy war-mongering. It's stadium friendly, with soaring breakdowns and full fat processing; and has been going down a storm at their live shows for the past year or so.

                                            As much as dance music is about hedonism and escapism, there's always been a political and social commentary underlining the best bits. The Chems perfectly balance energy release with wry contemplation on a track that is destined to become a global hit.

                                            On the flip, they pop the cork off the dance tent, firing off sharp acid lines, precision beats and head-splitting reversals - layering up the incessant percussion lines for a fiery and frothy techno steam train that'll have everyone sweating and gasping for breath. Festival season better be ready! 


                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                            Matt says: Nihilistic in vocal content, with clever sampling of Second Layer (me neither) - The Chemical Brothers deliver a stadium slaying hit which still has summery connotations whilst biting hard at the jugular. Always the same, always different!

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A. No Reason
                                            B. All Of A Sudden

                                            Metallica

                                            72 Seasons

                                              Produced by Greg Fidelman with Hetfield & Ulrich, and clocking in at over 77 minutes, the 12-track 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

                                              Speaking on the concept of the album title, James Hetfield said: “72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents. A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Barry says: New Metallica! With pummelling percussion and chugging guitars (a Flying V no less), they cut the figure of a band who haven't lost any momentum since their early days and will continue for the foreseeable. Classic, unmistakeable Metallica.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              72 Seasons
                                              Shadows Follow
                                              Screaming Suicide
                                              Sleepwalk My Life Away
                                              You Must Burn!
                                              Lux æterna
                                              Crown Of Barbed Wire
                                              Chasing Light
                                              If Darkness Had A Son
                                              Too Far Gone?
                                              Room Of Mirrors
                                              Inamorata

                                              The Academic

                                              Sitting Pretty

                                                Irish indie rock band The Academic are very excited to announce details of their new album, “Sitting Pretty” . The album was produced by Nick Hodgson at Snap Studios in London. Sitting Pretty is an album about navigating life in your 20s; the uncertainties and the ever-shifting sense of self. “It’s about the entrance into true adulthood and how that can alienate you from yourself, making you feel like you’re playing a supporting role in your own life,” the band explain. “In one moment feeling 100% certain about everything, only to become overwhelmed with feelings of aimlessness and lack of direction in the next.” 

                                                Razorlight

                                                Razorlight?

                                                  It was back in April 2021 when Johnny Borrell, Andy Burrows, Björn Ågren and Carl Dalemo revealed they’d been back working together for the first time in over a decade, correcting the unsatisfactory conclusion to their original formation.

                                                  Crucial to the group’s reunion was an emotional meeting between Borrell and Burrows near Johnny’s home in the Basque country in summer, 2020, which plays a pivotal part in the groups forthcoming ‘Fall To Pieces’ documentary, premiering on November 4th at the Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel & is part of this year's Raindance film festival.

                                                  “I had to go and chat with Johnny and make things good,” recalls Burrows. “If I didn’t, I’d have gone on thinking about it for the rest of my life, that we should’ve met up, we should’ve played together again, it was too special to leave behind.”

                                                  Bridges have been built. The artistic, and sometimes unwieldy, connection between the two has been re-established. It has been a heartening experience for those involved. “My trust with Andy was at absolute zero so to get that back was really inspiring,” says Borrell. “That’s never happened before and it made me think a lot about my life, like if I can get my trust back with Andy, I could do it with anybody.” “Whilst our relationship hasn’t always been plain sailing, when Johnny and I sit down to write music together, there’s a magic that happens. I’m so grateful to have him and the band back in my life,” agrees Burrows.


                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  Golden Touch
                                                  In The Morning
                                                  Who Needs Love?
                                                  Before I Fall To Pieces
                                                  Violence Forever?
                                                  Stumble And Fall
                                                  America
                                                  Somewhere Else
                                                  You Are Entering The Human Heart
                                                  Rip It Up
                                                  Good Night

                                                  Loyle Carner

                                                  Hugo

                                                    In hugo, there’s a central question that Loyle Carner keeps coming back to: “I’m young, Black, successful and have a platform - but where do I go next?” The answer is explored in this epic scream of a third album. With urgent delivery and gloriously widescreen production, Carner confronts both the deeply personal (“You can’t hate the roots of a tree, and not hate the tree. So how can I hate my father without hating me?) and the highly political (“I told the black man he didn’t understand I reached the white man he wouldn’t take my hand”).

                                                    Cinematic in scale and scope, hugo is both a rallying war cry for a generation forged in fire and a study of the personal internal conflict that drives the rest of the album - as a mixed-race Black man, as an artist, as a father and as a son. With Mercury and Brits nominations, NME Awards and appearances in global brand campaigns (Nike, YSL, Timberland), Carner has undoubtedly had a meteoric rise to the top, culminating with his second album Not Waving, But Drowning charting at number 3 in the UK albums chart in 2019. However, hugo sees Carner taking a sharp detour from his previous work, putting it down to lockdown and the “hedonistic side of career being stripped away. There were no shows, no backstage, no festivals, no photoshoots”. By continuing to write in these tumultuous times with a renewed clarity and sense of artistic freedom, Carner reached deeper beneath the surface than he ever had before. The result is his most cathartic and ambitious record yet, a coruscating journey into the heart of what it means to be alive in these tumultuous times, and one which looks set to neatly cement his position as one of the most potent and vital young talents around today. Working alongside renowned producer kwes. (Solange, Kelela, Nao), Carner leaves no stone unturned on this album, in both its sound and its stories.

                                                    In a 10-track album that moves from gorgeous neo-soul moments to thundering hip hop, with immediate, infectious bangers and sampled interludes from non musicians (mixed-race Guyanese poet John Agard and youth activist and politician Athian Akec) Carner shifts seamlessly from micro to macro, confronting everything from strained relationships with family to the societal tears caused by class stratification. It also lays bare bruises in his personal life that he has never revealed before – often in painful, deeply uncomfortable ways, focusing on Carner's experience of becoming a father in the context of growing up without contact with his biological father. With the song “Polyfilla”, against the backdrop of a warm melodic beat, Carner explores his desire to “break the chains in the cycle” of dysfunctional Black fatherhood, commenting on the narrative of fatherhood in the genre, and saying a key part of the process was realising that his father “grew up in a world where nobody showed him how to love or nurture”. The follow up track “A Lasting Place” is an exploration of the MC’s failure and inability to be perfect in this mission. The album closer is a powerful statement of love and forgiveness; with his signature lyrical dexterity, Carner declares his relentless commitment to his son and sees forgiving his father as a key part of this. The song closes with an emotional ending of Carner telling his dad “still I’m lucky yo that we talk”. There’s a striking duality of hugo’s bold, multilayered tracks and its often starkly intimate and tender lyricism, and that dichotomy is deliberate - it is a message for young Black men, but really, anyone, who is listening. Cognizant of the immense pain and fear and confusion that we are faced with everyday, Carner has thrown down the gauntlet, defying us not to rise above the fray, wake up each day and be ambitious. Ambitious in building strong personal relationships. Ambitious in our pursuit of our goals. Ambitious in never refusing to back down against injustice. Rejecting the title of leader, Loyle Carner sees himself “as holding up a mirror”, and that clearly translates into the album's universal messages.

                                                    STAFF COMMENTS

                                                    Millie says: It’s been three long years since his last album, ‘Hugo’ takes a moment for self reflection for Loyle Carner. There’s some incredible tracks and I’ve only dipped in briefly (so it’s only going to get better) ‘Nobody Knows’ has a killer beat while paired with personal subject matter alongside a gospel choir sample which sets it alive. Another highlight is ‘Hate’ doing what Carner does best, within every bar is just fierce. Cue listening on repeat.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    Hate
                                                    Nobody Knows
                                                    Georgetown
                                                    Speed Of Plight
                                                    Homerton
                                                    Blood On My Nikes
                                                    Plastic
                                                    A Lasting Place
                                                    Polyfilla
                                                    HGU 

                                                    Taylor Swift

                                                    Midnights

                                                      Taylor Swift’s new studio album Midnights is available everywhere on October 21st. It’s a collection of music written in the middle of the night, a journey through terrors and sweet dreams. The floors we pace and the demons we face - the stories of 13 sleepless nights scattered throughout Taylor’s life.

                                                      Vinyl albums include: 
                                                      Unique marbled color vinyl disc.
                                                      13 Songs.
                                                      Collectible album jacket with unique front and back cover art.
                                                      Unique marbled color vinyl disc.
                                                      Collectible album sleeve (each side features a different full-size photo of Taylor).
                                                      Full-size gatefold photo.
                                                      A collectible 8-page lyric booklet with never-before-seen photos.

                                                      Chemical Brothers

                                                      Dig Your Own Hole - 25th Anniversary Re-Issue

                                                        The Chemical Brothers have announced details of a 25th anniversary reissue of their visionary breakthrough second album.

                                                        Dig Your Own Hole was recorded and road tested in the underground. On its release on 7th April 1997, the duo’s second album immediately redrew the boundaries of the mainstream. What had been created as a relentless, rapturous soundtrack to basements and backrooms entered the UK album charts at No 1 on the back of two No 1 singles (Setting Sun and Block Rockin’ Beats), and the US Billboard charts at No 14. The first British electronic record to crack the US rock charts, it would go on to sell half a million copies in the States in six months.

                                                        Dig Your Own Hole always was, and always will be, a total trip. Painstakingly constructed like a mixtape, Dig… is an hour spent travelling through a kaleidoscopic tunnel; a tumble into a rabbit hole, destination unknown and light source not always visible. Once on the journey, gear changes shift the music’s speed without warning; bass and drums lock into a metronomic union, vocal samples fly in and out of the darkness. And it all builds, and builds, towards a giant, deeply psychedelic crescendo, a chaos cascade of woodwind and distorted noise.

                                                        There are myriad voices and musical contributors woven into the sonic fabric of the record - Oasis’ Noel Gallagher on Setting Sun, regular guest Beth Orton on Where Do I Begin, fellow astral travellers Mercury Rev on The Private Psychedelic Reel, samples of rapper Schooly D and DJ Kool Herc, liquid bass from Seggs and Ali Friend - yet each individual melds into the artistic greater good. No one reroutes the Chemical Brothers’ distinctive direction of travel. How could one even begin to try to?

                                                        The 25th Anniversary edition of Dig Your Own Hole features five previously unreleased tracks and alternate versions from the recording sessions. The first of these - a frenetic demo version of Elektrobank - is digitally everywhere today; the other four tracks (previously unreleased recordings Cylinders and I Love Tekno and alternate mixes of It Doesn’t Matter and Where Do I Begin) will follow in the coming weeks,

                                                        The album will be available as a CD with the 5 new tracks. The bonus tracks will each be released digitally over the coming weeks.


                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Block Rockin’ Beats
                                                        2. Dig Your Own Hole
                                                        3. Elektrobank
                                                        4. Piku
                                                        5. Setting Sun
                                                        6. It Doesn’t Matter
                                                        7. Don’t Stop The Rock
                                                        8. Get Up On It Like This
                                                        9. Lost In The K‐Hole
                                                        10. Where Do I Begin
                                                        11. The Private Psychedelic Reel

                                                        Bonus Tracks:
                                                        12. It Doesn’t Matter (Alt Mix) 28/9/96
                                                        13. I Love Tekno (Alt Mix) 4/10/96
                                                        14. Elektrobank (Demo) 3/6/96
                                                        15. Cylinders 25/9/96
                                                        16. Where Do I Begin (Alt Mix) 15/6/96 

                                                        Neneh Cherry

                                                        The Versions

                                                          Neneh Cherry announces a new project titled The Versions, a collaboration album of covers from her expansive catalogue by an all female lineup of some of the most exciting and revered artists of our time. 

                                                          The Versions is a 10-track album featuring Neneh Cherry reworks from artists that have a personal connection to the artist and her music. Sia expresses her love for Neneh and her family saying, “Neneh was my favorite artist when she hit the scene. I saved my pocket money for red filas and dreamt one day we would meet. When I was struggling with my mental health in my early twenties, I somehow ended up in their house being taken care of as if I was one of their own children. I called her husband during a suicide attempt, who had been mentoring me as an incredible music producer, and they gave me all the love I could have dreamt of. I owe them a huge thanks and would sing ‘a-b-c’ for them if they asked.
                                                          Neneh, my very first queen, Cameron my bonus dad, I love you forever amen!

                                                          Other artists involved include long-time friend, one of pop's treasured musical geniuses and woman behind some of the most memorable songs of recent decade, Robyn who teamed up with Mapei to re-imagine the seminal track “Buffalo Stance” into a slinky, scandipop song with the help of Dev Hynes on production. Pop provocateur, ANOHNI lends her haunting vocals to “Woman”, delivering an arresting remake of the empowering track and south London nomad Greentea Peng transforms “Buddy X” into a garage infused number. Singer-songwriter and poet Jamila Woods adds her soulful touch on “Kootchi” with artist and violinist Sudan Archives completely reconstructing “Heart” into a sparse and delicate offering. Seinabo Sey adds Scandinavian soul to “Kisses On The Wind”, Kelsey Lu’s ethereal vocals on her version of “Manchild” transports the track into unworldly heights with Neneh’s daughter TYSON bringing her own sensual attitude to “Sassy” before Honey Dijon wraps things up and taking things to the dancefloor with her house remix of “Buddy X”.

                                                          Neneh Cherry has continued to define and redefine culture, style and music, releasing five studio albums, including 2018’s Broken Politics, produced by Four Tet, which was met with critical acclaim by the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, The Times, Q and Pitchfork. 2020 saw her reissue her radically influential debut album Raw Like Sushi to celebrate its 30th anniversary and recently received the honorary Icon Award at the NME Awards 2022. 


                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          01_Robyn Feat Mapei - Buffalo Stance
                                                          02_Sia - Manchild
                                                          03_Anohni - Woman
                                                          04_Greentea Peng - Buddy X
                                                          05_Jamilia Woods - Kootchi
                                                          06_TYSON - Sassy
                                                          07_Sudan Archives - Hearts
                                                          08_Seinabo Sey - Kisses On The Wind
                                                          09_Kelsey Lu – Manchild
                                                          10_Honey Dijon – Buddy X Rework 

                                                          Blossoms

                                                          Ribbon Around The Bomb

                                                            Ribbon Around The Bomb is the first new music from Blossoms since their ‘vibrant single’ (NME) Care For, which was released in 2021. 

                                                            Speaking about the new album and single, Blossoms’ Tom Ogden says:
                                                            ‘While on tour in 2019 in Mexico, I visited Frida Kahlo’s house. Looking at her paintings on show, someone had described one of them as being like a ‘ribbon around a bomb’. I immediately thought that it was a great title for a song and album because of the imagery that it evoked in my mind. I thought about how lots of things in life could be described as being a ribbon around a bomb in the sense that as people we often dress things up which have a darkness lying beneath them’.

                                                            The band’s new album is produced by their consistent and renowned collaborators James Skelly and Rich Turvey and revolves around a central character ‘The Writer’. 

                                                            Tom Ogden explains:

                                                            "The more songs I wrote, the more I realised that the writer referenced in the songs was in fact me. Having been so busy for the past eight years I and the band have never really had the chance to step back and reflect on what we’ve achieved. You’re so focused on the future; write the next album then tour. Your life is usually mapped out at least two years in advance".

                                                            Standout tracks on the record include Ode To NYC, described by Tom as ‘a love letter to my favourite city, as well as my wife’, The Writer which deals with the fear of and frustration associated with writers block and Everything About You, one of the album’s only love songs, which Tom says is ‘as honest as they come’. Visions meanwhile contains one of the album’s key lyrics ‘Was I complete at 23’, as Tom explains. ’At 23 I had just had a number 1 album and begun my relationship with my now wife Katie. Reflecting on what I’d achieved at such a young age left me wondering, what now?’ 


                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                            Barry says: Blossoms are back! Stockport's favourite export bring with them all the vim of their 2020 hit, 'Foolish Loving Spaces' and expand into even more neon-tinged electronic realms. It's as bold as anything they've done, but perfectly in keeping with their keen grasp of melodicism and pop progressions.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. The Writer’s Theme
                                                            2. Ode To NYC
                                                            3. Ribbon Around The Bomb
                                                            4. The Sulking Poet
                                                            5. Born Wild
                                                            6. The Writer
                                                            7. Everything About You
                                                            8. Care For
                                                            9. Cinerama Holy Days
                                                            10. Edith Machinist
                                                            11. Visions
                                                            12. The Last Chapter 

                                                            Live At Sefton Park - Deluxe CD Bonus Disc:
                                                            1. Intro Live At Sefton Park
                                                            2. Your Girlfriend Live At Sefton Park
                                                            3. There’s A Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls) Live At Sefton Park
                                                            4. I Can’t Stand It Live At Sefton Park
                                                            5. Getaway Live At Sefton Park
                                                            6. My Swimming Brain Live At Sefton Park
                                                            7. Paperback Writer Live At Sefton Park
                                                            8. Blown Rose Live At Sefton Park
                                                            9. Honey Sweet Live At Sefton Park
                                                            10. Sunday Was A Friend Of Mine Live At Sefton Park
                                                            11. If You Think This Is Real Life Live At Sefton Park
                                                            12. Oh No (I Think I’m In Love) Live At Sefton Park
                                                            13. At Most A Kiss Live At Sefton Park
                                                            14. Charlemagne Live At Sefton Park 

                                                            Elvis Costello

                                                            The Boy Named If

                                                              Elvis Costello and The Imposters release, ‘The Boy Named If,’ a new album of urgent, immediate songs with bright melodies, guitar solos that sting and a quick step to the rhythm.

                                                              Costello tell us, ”The full title of this record is 'The Boy Named If (And Other Children’s Stories).’ ‘IF,’ is a nickname for your imaginary friend; your secret self, the one who knows everything you deny, the one you blame for the shattered crockery and the hearts you break, even your own."

                                                              Produced by Sebastian Krys & Elvis Costello - the album is a collection of thirteen snapshots, “That take us from the last days of a bewildered boyhood to that mortifying moment when you are told to stop acting like a child - which for most men (and perhaps a few gals too) can be any time in the next fifty years," as Costello put it.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              1. Farewell
                                                              2. The Boy If Named
                                                              3. Penelope Halfpenny
                                                              4. The Difference
                                                              5. What If I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
                                                              6. Paint The Red Rose Blue
                                                              7. Mistook Me For A Fool
                                                              8. My Most Beautiful Mistake
                                                              9. Magnificent Hurt
                                                              10. The Man You Love To Hate
                                                              11. Death Of Magic Thinking
                                                              12. Trick Out The Truth
                                                              13. Mr Crescent

                                                              Metallica

                                                              The Black Album - Remastered

                                                                Metallica’s eponymous album, better known as The Black Album is remastered.

                                                                The Black album is one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed records of all time, with global sales of over 35 million, and contains a series of unrelenting singles, “Enter Sandman,” “The Unforgiven, “Nothing Else Matters, “Wherever I May Roam,” and “Sad But True.” Remastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering and overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman. 

                                                                Chvrches

                                                                Screen Violence

                                                                  Screen Violence is the upcoming fourth studio album by Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches.

                                                                  The album began in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic as ideas shared over video calls and audio-sharing programs. It was produced by the band and recorded between Glasgow and Los Angeles. Frontwoman Lauren Mayberry said it felt "freeing initially" for the album to start out as something "escapist" but that the lyrics ended up being "definitely still personal"

                                                                  The album title came from an idea for the name of the band, but was then adapted for the title of the album due to the theme of violence "on screen, by screens and through screens – with songs addressing feelings of loneliness, disillusionment and fear, among other emotions".

                                                                  Martin Doherty called the album title "a bit more literal [than just a concept]. When we were making the record, it was like half of our lives were lived through screens. 

                                                                  The Killers

                                                                  Pressure Machine

                                                                    When the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the promotional run and worldwide tour for The Killers’ majestic, critically-acclaimed 2020 album Imploding the Mirage, “everything came to this grinding halt,” says frontman Brandon Flowers. “And it was the first time in a long time for me that I was faced with silence. And out of that silence this record began to bloom, full of songs that would have otherwise been too quiet and drowned out by the noise of typical Killers records.” Indeed, for the first time since 2004, the relentless momentum and pressures of being in a globally-renowned, stadium-shaking band stopped. Enter Pressure Machine: a view into the everyday realities of a small American town with a stark, tough beauty, and The Killers’ most restrained and resonant album yet.

                                                                    A quieter, character-study-driven album, Pressure Machine lives squarely in Flowers’ hometown of Nephi, Utah, a close-knit community of 5300 people with no traffic lights, a rubber plant, wheat fields, and the West Hills. Nephi is the place Flowers spent his formative years (10-16), saying “had it not been for advancements in the automotive industry, Nephi in the 90s could have been the 1950s.” The album’s songs are based on the memories and stories of people that impacted him growing up, interspersed with commentary from current Nephi locals about their town. “We were discussing [Brandon] moving to Nephi as a kid and being stuck in the middle of nowhere,” says the band’s drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr. “And during Covid-19, it started to feel like we were all in the middle of nowhere.” Concurs Flowers, “I discovered this grief that I hadn’t dealt with,” he says, “many memories of my time in Nephi are tender. But the ones tied to fear or great sadness were emotionally charged. I’ve got more understanding now than when we started the band, and hopefully I was able to do justice to these stories and these lives in this little town that I grew up in.”

                                                                    The resulting record is an aural document of growing up - and living - in the American Southwest, told from a myriad of perspectives. For the first time in his life, Flowers had complete lyrics before a note of music was put to tape. No stranger to inhabiting different characters in songs, on Pressure Machine he steps into the shoes of some of the people whose lives he watched unfold as a teen. The album weaves the threads of Flowers’ signature lyricism throughout his career into a perfect whole culminating in the most elegant album The Killers have ever made.

                                                                    Through its characters and also its title, the album squares up to the unbending pressure of the American dream compounded by religious disenchantment. A born optimist, moments of beauty inevitably shine out of the grief of Flowers's songs: the healing arrival of summer, the first crop of hay, sweeter skies. Pressure Machine’s stories detail the real life personal battles, overwhelming regrets, local tragedies, and the opioid epidemic that hit Flowers’ hometown, as well as every hometown in America. Flowers sings about the choices people make, for better and for worse, and the consequences of those choices; the ones who were left behind, and the ones that can’t be forgotten.

                                                                    Pressure Machine’s album cover image was shot on the highway just outside Nephi, taken as photographer Wes Johnson passed a roadside inspirational display set up by a local Baptist church. Johnson took dozens of incredible images of Flowers’ hometown throughout the early part of 2021, many of which are featured in the album’s packaging for the physical edition. 


                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. West Hills
                                                                    2. Quiet Town
                                                                    3. Cody
                                                                    4. Terrible Thing
                                                                    5. Sleepwalker
                                                                    6. Runaway Horses Featuring Phoebe Bridgers **
                                                                    7. In The Car Outside
                                                                    8. In Another Life
                                                                    9. Desperate Things
                                                                    10. Pressure Machine
                                                                    11. The Getting By

                                                                    Beck

                                                                    Hyperspace (2020)

                                                                      Features 2 unreleased songs ‘Dark Places (Soundscape)’ and ‘I Am The Cosmos (42420)’. Brand new 2020 mixes of ‘Star’, ‘Hyperspace’, ‘See Through’ and ‘Die Waiting’, plus the St Vincent Remix of ‘Uneventful Days’ and ‘Saw Lightning’ (Freestyle Live). 

                                                                      STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                      Barry says: A brilliant new issue of Beck's 2019 outing, hyperspace. With exclusive tracks and new mixes of the long-gone original, this is a superb document of one of the greatest musicians in the game.

                                                                      Taylor Swift

                                                                      Folklore

                                                                        Eighth studio album by the American singer-songwriter. The album was created in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic, with production from Aaron Dessner (The National), Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and Swift herself. Departing from the mainstream pop sound of Swift's previous releases, 'Folklore' is an indie folk, alternative rock, electro-folk and chamber pop album driven by pianos and guitars.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. The 1
                                                                        2. Cardigan
                                                                        3. The Last Great American Dynasty
                                                                        4. Exile (featuring Bon Iver)
                                                                        5. My Tears Ricochet
                                                                        6. Mirrorball
                                                                        7. Seven
                                                                        8. August
                                                                        9. This Is Me Trying
                                                                        10. Illicit Affairs
                                                                        11. Invisible String
                                                                        12. Mad Woman
                                                                        13. Epiphany
                                                                        14. Betty
                                                                        15. Peace
                                                                        16. Hoax
                                                                        17. Lakes 

                                                                        Pink Floyd

                                                                        A Foot In The Door - Vinyl Edition

                                                                          ‘A Foot In The Door - The Best Of Pink Floyd’, is a collection of classic Pink Floyd tracks. This specially remastered compilation also features newly created artwork from Storm Thorgerson. This is the perfect Pink Floyd album for both devoted fans and those discovering Pink Floyd for the very first time. Now available on vinyl for the first time, this career-spanning compilation features some of the bands best-known album tracks spanning 1967 – 1994, as well as the UK Top 10 single ‘See Emily Play’. Newly mastered for vinyl in 2018 by longstanding Pink Floyd associate James Guthrie, with Joel Plante, and with lacquers cut by Bernie Grundman, the 2-LP version features a re-edit of ‘Time’ from the CD, with the ringing alarm clocks at the start of the track reinstated. The original artwork, art directed by the late Storm Thorgerson, has been amended by Pink Floyd Creative Director Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis with Peter Curzon, to include alternate versions of the photographs used in the CD version. 

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side A
                                                                          Hey You
                                                                          See Emily Play
                                                                          The Happiest Days Of Our Lives
                                                                          Another Brick In The Wall, Part 2
                                                                          Have A Cigar

                                                                          Side B
                                                                          Wish You Were Here
                                                                          Time/Breathe (Reprise)
                                                                          The Great Gig In The Sky
                                                                          Money

                                                                          Side C
                                                                          Comfortably Numb
                                                                          High Hopes
                                                                          Learning To Fly

                                                                          Side D
                                                                          The Fletcher Memorial Home
                                                                          Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Parts 1-5 (edit)
                                                                          Brain Damage
                                                                          Eclipse

                                                                          Talk Talk

                                                                          The Party's Over

                                                                          Talk Talk's musical journey took them from early 80s synth-pop to early 90s post-rock resulting in a diverse and stimulating legacy. This 1982 release showcases the synth-pop/new wave side to the band. After supporting Duran Duran on their 1981 tour, they released the single Mirror Man, as well as their two UK Top 40 hits Today and Talk Talk – all of which are included amongst other great songs on the album.

                                                                          Their debut album, The Party's Over was released in 1982 and produced by Colin Thurston, who was a former engineer for David Bowie but was better known for producing Duran Duran's first two albums.

                                                                          A product of its time, the album is classic synth-pop teamed with lyrical depth that went on to be synonymous with lead singer, Mark Hollis.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side 1
                                                                          1) Talk Talk
                                                                          2) It’s So Serious
                                                                          3) Today
                                                                          4) The Party’s Over

                                                                          Side 2
                                                                          1) Hate
                                                                          2) Have You Heard The News
                                                                          3) Mirror Man
                                                                          4) Another Word
                                                                          5) Candy

                                                                          Talk Talk

                                                                          It's My Life

                                                                          The band’s breakthrough record It’s My Life saw the arrival of producer and multi-instrumentalist Tim Friese-Greene, who became a significant creative force in the band and an unofficial fourth member for the remainder of its existence.

                                                                          It’s My Life saw the band seek a less synthesized sound and less New Romantic image, which included keyboardist Simon Brenner leaving the band. The new sound gave the band commercial success, with the title track becoming a hit on both sides of the Atlantic. It went on to be covered by No Doubt in 2003 reaching number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and remaining on the chart for 28 weeks.

                                                                          The album also contained the single "Such a Shame" (a song inspired by the book The Dice Man) which became a Top 10 hit across Europe. A third single, "Dum Dum Girl", was also a success in Europe and NZ in particular.


                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          Side 1:
                                                                          1) Dum Dum Girl
                                                                          2) Such A Shame
                                                                          3) Renée
                                                                          4) It’s My Life

                                                                          Side 2:
                                                                          1) Tomorrow Started
                                                                          2) The Last Time
                                                                          3) Call In The Night Boys
                                                                          4) Does Caroline Know
                                                                          5) It’s You

                                                                          Talk Talk

                                                                          The Colour Of Spring - 2012 Reissue

                                                                            Talk Talk’s classic albums ‘Spirit of Eden’ and ‘The Colour of Spring’ get re-issued on 180g heavyweight vinyl cut from the original analogue master, together with a DVD featuring the album delivered as a 96kHz/24 bit LPCM stereo mix. The DVDs both feature one extra track … ‘Spirit of Eden’ has the ‘b’ side ‘John Cope’ while ‘The Colour of Spring’ includes the ‘b’ side ‘It’s Getting Late In The Evening’.

                                                                            Also released on CD with updated artwork - art directed by Mark Hollis - 'Spirit of Eden', 'The Colour of Spring', 'It's My Life' and 'The Party's Over'.


                                                                            Talk Talk

                                                                            Spirit Of Eden - 2012 Reissue

                                                                            Talk Talk’s classic albums ‘Spirit of Eden’ and ‘The Colour of Spring’ get re-issued on 180g heavyweight vinyl cut from the original analogue master, together with a DVD featuring the album delivered as a 96kHz/24 bit LPCM stereo mix. The DVDs both feature one extra track … ‘Spirit of Eden’ has the ‘b’ side ‘John Cope’ while ‘The Colour of Spring’ includes the ‘b’ side ‘It’s Getting Late In The Evening’.

                                                                            Also released on CD with updated artwork - art directed by Mark Hollis - 'Spirit of Eden', 'The Colour of Spring', 'It's My Life' and 'The Party's Over'.


                                                                            STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                            Andy says: One of Elbow-man, Guy Garvey's favourite ever albums, this has a drifting but heavy, otherworldly vibe.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            1. The Rainbow (1997 - Remaster)
                                                                            2. Eden (1997 - Remaster)
                                                                            3. Desire (1997 - Remaster)
                                                                            4. Inheritance (1997 - Remaster)
                                                                            5. I Believe In You (1997 - Remaster)
                                                                            6. Wealth (1997 - Remaster)

                                                                            Bonus DVD With Vinyl:

                                                                            1. The Rainbow
                                                                            2. Eden
                                                                            3. Desire
                                                                            4. Inheritance
                                                                            5. I Believe In You
                                                                            6. Wealth
                                                                            7. John Cope

                                                                            Pink Floyd

                                                                            Wish You Were Here - Remastered Vinyl Edition

                                                                              On its release in 1975 Wish You Were here topped the album charts in both the UK and the US. Reflecting the bands thoughts of the time on the music business, and exploring themes of absence, Wish You Were Here contains the classic cut Shine On You Crazy Diamond, a tribute to founder member Syd Barrett.


                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              Side 1:
                                                                              1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1 - 5) 
                                                                              2. Welcome To The Machine 

                                                                              Side 2:
                                                                              1. Have A Cigar
                                                                              2. Wish You Were Here 
                                                                              3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 6 - 9) 

                                                                              Says Yoko: 'In this very special year which would have seen my husband and life partner reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering/reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering almost 150 songs spanning 8 of his most brilliant albums, I hope also that those who are already familiar with his work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition'.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Imagine (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              2. Crippled Inside (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              3. Jealous Guy (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              4. It's So Hard (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              5. I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier Mama I Don't Wanna Die (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              6. Gimme Some Truth (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              7. Oh My Love (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              8. How Do You Sleep? (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              9. How? (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              10. Oh Yoko! (2010 Digital Remaster)

                                                                              John Lennon

                                                                              Plastic Ono Band

                                                                              Says Yoko: 'In this very special year which would have seen my husband and life partner reach the age of 70, I hope that this remastering/reissue programme will help bring his incredible music to a whole new audience. By remastering almost 150 songs spanning 8 of his most brilliant albums, I hope also that those who are already familiar with his work will find renewed inspiration from his incredible gifts as a songwriter, musician and vocalist and from his power as a commentator on the human condition'.

                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Mother (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              2. Hold On (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              3. I Found Out (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              4. Working Class Hero (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              5. Isolation (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              6. Remember (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              7. Love (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              8. Well Well Well (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              9. Look At Me (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              10. God (2010 Digital Remaster)
                                                                              11. My Mummy's Dead (2010 Digital Remaster)

                                                                              Brian Eno And David Byrne

                                                                              My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts

                                                                                Originally released in 1981, this critically lauded album was the one of the first major label releases to heavily incorporate sample-heavy 'found sounds' and global beats. Lebanese mountain singers, preachers, exorcism ceremonies, Muslim chanting, Egyptian pop and radio talk shows all make an appearance, spread over hypnotic percussive rhythms and layered instrumentation.

                                                                                Overseen personally by Brian Eno and David Byrne, this new version has been remastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound (Interpol / Kings Of Leon) and features seven previously unreleased bonus tracks of out-takes and ideas from the album's original sessions from 1979 and 1980. The enhanced CD also includes Bruce Conner's film to "Mea Culpa". The packaging differs from all previous Eno reissues – a jewel case within a slipcase, plus very special added extras. The slipcase and artwork have been designed by Peter Buchanan Smith, and 28 pages of sleevenotes have been provided by David Toop and David Byrne.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                America Is Waiting 3:36
                                                                                Mea Culpa 3:35
                                                                                Regiment 3:56
                                                                                Help Me Somebody 4:18
                                                                                The Jezebel Spirit 4:55
                                                                                Qu'Ran 3:46
                                                                                Moonlight In Glory 4:19
                                                                                The Carrier 3:30
                                                                                A Secret Life 2:30
                                                                                Come With Us 2:38
                                                                                Mountain Of Needles 2:35

                                                                                Brian Eno

                                                                                Ambient 1: Music For Airports

                                                                                  In 1978, Brian Eno released Ambient 1: Music for Airports, a landmark album in ambient and electronic music. Although it wasn’t the first ambient album, it was the first album to be explicitly labelled as ‘ambient music’. Music for Airports was a continuation of Brian Eno’s experimentation with the tape machine as a compositional tool, a process he’d begun three years prior with 1975’s Discreet Music. It also saw Eno’s further exploration of generative, systems-created music, whereby Eno would focus on creating a system that would generate ambient music, something he continues to explore in the modern age with his range of iOS apps.


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