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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 

          Kanye West

          Donda

            Donda is the tenth studio album by American rapper Kanye West, released through GOOD Music, with distribution handled by Def Jam Recordings. It is West's final album for Def Jam, as he fulfilled his contract with the label with this album.[1] West recorded much of the material at multiple locations in the summer of 2021, including Bighorn Mountain Ranch in Wyoming and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. It features guest vocals from the Sunday Service Choir, Jay-Z, Playboi Carti, Lil Baby, the Weeknd, Vory, Kid Cudi, DaBaby, Baby Keem, and Marilyn Manson, among various others; vocals from Chris Brown were also included prior to the album being updated. West, BoogzDaBeast, Dem Jointz, Mike Dean, and Ojivolta primarily helmed its production.

            The album's style has been described variously as hip hop, gospel, progressive rap, and pop, and incorporates elements of trap and drill. It is both minimalist and maximalist, with darker lyrical content and the reduced use of drums in comparison to West's prior efforts. Themes explored include religion, Kanye's divorce from Kim Kardashian, and Donda West, whose forename is used for the title.

            Paul McCartney

            Women And Wives (RSD22 EDITION)

              THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2022 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

              McCartney's original version of 'Women And Wives' was recorded in Rockdown, for his chart-topping McCartney III album. Written by McCartney after reading the biography of legendary blues singer Huddie Leadbelly Ledbetter and recorded with Elvis Presley's bassist Bill Black's very own upright bass, it is an easy pick as Record Store Day's inaugural Song of the Year.

              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

                    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.

                          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

                            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 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

                            The Colour Of Spring

                              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’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

                              The Wall - Vinyl Edition

                              One of the most acclaimed concept albums of all time, The Wall from 1979 is renowned as Roger Waters’  masterpiece dealing with abandonment and personal isolation. Adapted for cinema by Alan Parker featuring Bob Geldof in the lead role, and featuring the unique artwork of Gerald Scarfe the album also yielded the hit single Another Brick In The Wall Pt2.

                              STAFF COMMENTS

                              Andy says: Double album/concept album etc, etc. What never gets written about this amazing LP is that unlike its more indulgent, long-songs predecessors, this is a record crammed full of concise, melodic ditties! Classic song after classic song. Incredible.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Side 1:
                              1. "In The Flesh"
                              2. "The Thin Ice"
                              3. "Another Brick In The Wall" (part 1)
                              4. "The Happiest Days Of Our Lives"
                              5. "Another Brick In The Wall" (part 2)
                              6. "Mother"

                              Side 2:
                              1. "Goodbye Blue Sky"
                              2. "What Shall We Do Now?"
                              3. "Morning Lust"
                              4. "One Of My Turns"
                              5. "Don't Leave Me Now"
                              6. "Empty Spaces"
                              7. "Another Brick In The Wall" (part 3)
                              8. "Goodbye Cruel World"
                              Side 3:

                              1. Hey You (2011 - Remaster)
                              2. Is There Anybody Out There? (2011 - Remaster)
                              3. Nobody Home (2011 - Remaster)
                              4. Vera (2011 - Remaster)
                              5. Bring The Boys Back Home (2011 - Remaster)
                              6. Comfortably Numb (2011 - Remaster)

                              Side 4:
                              1. The Show Must Go On (2011 - Remaster)
                              2. In The Flesh (2011 - Remaster)
                              3. Run Like Hell (2011 - Remaster)
                              4. Waiting For The Worms (2011 - Remaster)
                              5. Stop (2011 - Remaster)
                              6. The Trial (2011 - Remaster)
                              7. Outside The Wall (2011 - Remaster)

                              Pink Floyd

                              Dark Side Of The Moon - Vinyl Edition

                                Originally released in 1973, 'The Dark Side of The Moon' became Pink Floyd’s first number 1 album in the US, remaining on the chart for 741 weeks between 1973 and 1988. One of the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of all time 'The Dark Side of The Moon' also introduced The iconic album cover artwork by Hipgnosis featuring a prism representing the band’s stage lighting, the record’s lyrics, and the request for a ‘simple and bold’ design.

                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                Andy says: As everybody now knows and accepts, this is an amazing album from start to finish.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Side 1:
                                1. Speak To Me/Breathe (Breathe In The Air) (2011 - Remaster)
                                2. On The Run (2011 - Remaster)
                                3. Time (2011 - Remaster)
                                4. The Great Gig In The Sky (2011 - Remaster)

                                Side 2:
                                1. Money (2011 - Remaster)
                                2. Us And Them (2011 - Remaster)
                                3. Any Colour You Like (2011 - Remaster)
                                4. Brain Damage (2011 - Remaster)
                                5. Eclipse (2011 - Remaster)

                                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

                                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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